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Referred in Senate (11/23/1993)

 
[Congressional Bills 103th Congress]
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[H.R. 3400 Referred in Senate (RFS)]

103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3400


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           November 23, 1993

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental 
                                Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
   To provide a more effective, efficient, and responsive government.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Government Reform 
and Savings Act of 1993''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--

Sec. 1. Short title and table of contents.
                   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

          Subtitle A--Department of Agriculture Reorganization

Sec. 1001. Department of Agriculture reorganization.
           Subtitle B--Eliminating Federal Support for Honey

Sec. 1101. Amendments to section 207 of the Agricultural Act of 1949.
Sec. 1102. Amendment to section 405 of the Agricultural Act of 1949.
Sec. 1103. Amendments to section 405A of the Agricultural Act of 1949.
Sec. 1104. Savings provision.
                    TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Sec. 2001. Polar satellite convergence.
                    TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Sec. 3001. Use of proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials at 
                            military installations.
Sec. 3002. Closure of the Uniformed Services University of the Health 
                            Sciences.
Sec. 3003. Streamlining and reorganization of the Corps of Engineers.
                     TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

       Subtitle A--Alaska Power Administration Sale Authorization

Sec. 4001. Short title.
Sec. 4002. Sale of Snettisham and Eklutna hydroelectric projects.
Sec. 4003. Assessment of alternative options.
        Subtitle B--Federal-Private Cogeneration of Electricity

Sec. 4101. Federal-private cogeneration of electricity.
              Subtitle C--Power Marketing Administrations

Sec. 4201. Power Marketing Administrations refinancing study.
Sec. 4202. Bonneville Power Administration refinancing study.
    Subtitle D--Termination of Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor Program

Sec. 4301. Termination of advanced liquid metal reactor program.
            TITLE V--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Sec. 5001. Study of methods to increase flexibility in contracting for 
                            Medicare claims processing.
Sec. 5002. Workers' compensation data exchange pilot projects.
Sec. 5003. Federal clearinghouse on death information.
Sec. 5004. Continuing disability reviews.
         TITLE VI--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Sec. 6001. Multifamily property disposition.
Sec. 6002. Section 235 mortgage refinancing.
Sec. 6003. Use of emergency assistance funds for residency in 
                            multifamily housing disposition projects.
Sec. 6004. Additional employees to facilitate disposition of FHA 
                            inventory properties.
Sec. 6005. HUD streamlining.
                 TITLE VII--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Sec. 7001. Improvement of Minerals Management Service royalty 
                            collection.
Sec. 7002. Phase out of Mineral Institute program.
Sec. 7003. Reorganization study of Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Sec. 7004. Termination of annual direct grant assistance
                  TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

Sec. 8001. Limitation on certain annual pay adjustments.
Sec. 8002. Reduction of Federal full-time equivalent positions.
                     TITLE IX--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Sec. 9001. Deterrence of fraud and abuse in FECA program.
Sec. 9002. Enhancement of reemployment programs for Federal employees 
                            disabled in the performance of duty.
Sec. 9003. Wage determinations.
Sec. 9004. Elimination of filing requirements.
   TITLE X--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY

Sec. 10001. Improvement of efficiency of State Department activities.
Sec. 10002. Improvement of efficiency of USIA public diplomacy 
                            activities.
                 TITLE XI--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Sec. 11001. Reemployment rights for certain merchant seamen.
Sec. 11002. Reform of essential air service program.
Sec. 11003. Airway science program.
Sec. 11004. Collegiate training initiative.
               TITLE XII--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                Subtitle A--Administrative Improvements

Sec. 12001. Elimination of hospital and nursing home bed capacity 
                            requirements.
Sec. 12002. Elimination of requirement for minimum number of personnel 
                            in the Office of Inspector General.
Sec. 12003. Modification of administrative reorganization authority.
Sec. 12004. Elimination of requirement for certain services in the 
                            Veterans Health Administration.
Sec. 12005. Modification of physician requirement for certain senior 
                            Veterans Health Administration officials.
Sec. 12006. Use of funds recovered from third parties.
               Subtitle B--Closure of Certain Facilities

Sec. 12101. Closure of supply depots.
Sec. 12102. Waiver of other provisions.
  Subtitle C--Provision of Information From the Medicare and Medicaid 
        Coverage Data Bank to the Department of Veterans Affairs

Sec. 12201. Provision of data bank information to Department of 
                            Veterans Affairs.
               Subtitle D--Veterans' Appeals Improvements

Sec. 12301. Board of Veterans' Appeals.
Sec. 12302. Decisions by the Board.
Sec. 12303. Technical correction.
Sec. 12304. Hearings.
Sec. 12305. Elimination of requirement for annual income 
                            questionnaires.
                 TITLE XIII--HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Sec. 13001. Federal workforce training.
Sec. 13002. SES annual leave accumulation.
                TITLE XIV--REINVENTING SUPPORT SERVICES

Sec. 14001. Short title.
Sec. 14002. Transfer of functions.
Sec. 14003. Government publications to be available throughout the 
                            Government.
Sec. 14004. Inventory and furnishing of Government publications.
Sec. 14005. Additional responsibilities of the Public Printer.
Sec. 14006. Additional responsibilities of the Superintendent of 
                            Documents.
Sec. 14007. Depository libraries.
Sec. 14008. Definitions.
               TITLE XV--STREAMLINING MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Sec. 15001. Authority to increase efficiency in reporting to Congress.
                    TITLE XVI--FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Sec. 16001. Short title.
Sec. 16002. Electronic payments.
Sec. 16003. Franchise funds and innovation funds.
Sec. 16004. Simplification of management reporting process.
Sec. 16005. Annual financial reports.
Sec. 16006. Authorization of appropriations for enhancing debt 
                            collection.
Sec. 16007. Contracts for collection services.
Sec. 16008. Notification to agencies of debtors' mailing addresses.
Sec. 16009. Contracts for collection services.
Sec. 16010. Adjusting civil monetary penalties for inflation.
              TITLE XVII--RESCISSIONS OF BUDGET AUTHORITY

Sec. 17001. Short title.
Subtitle A--Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
                  Administration, and Related Agencies

Subtitle B--Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, 
                          and Related Agencies

                Subtitle C--Energy and Water Development

 Subtitle D--Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Agencies

      Subtitle E--Department of the Interior and Related Agencies

Subtitle F--Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, 
                          and Related Agencies

                     Subtitle G--Legislative Branch

               Subtitle H--Department of Defense-Military

     Subtitle I--Department of Transportation and Related Agencies

      Subtitle J--Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government

   Subtitle K--Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban 
                 Development, and Independent Agencies

                   TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

          Subtitle A--Department of Agriculture Reorganization

SEC. 1001. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REORGANIZATION.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Agriculture shall (1) consolidate 
field, regional, and national offices within the Department of 
Agriculture and (2) reduce personnel by not less than 7,500 staff 
years, so as to achieve a reduction in expenditures by the Department 
of not less than $1,640,000,000 during the period fiscal years 1995 
through 1999.
    (b) Authorities.--In consolidating offices and reducing personnel 
as required by subsection (a), the Secretary shall take such action on 
the basis of the powers vested in the Secretary under other laws.

           Subtitle B--Eliminating Federal Support for Honey

SEC. 1101. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 207 OF THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 1949.

    (a) Section 207(a) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended to 
read as follows:
    ``(a) In General.--For each of the 1991 through 1995 crops of 
honey, the price of honey shall be supported through loans, purchases, 
or other operations, except that for the 1994 and 1995 crops, the price 
of honey shall be supported through recourse loans.
            ``(1) For the 1991 through 1993 crop years, the rate of 
        support shall be not less than 53.8 cents per pound.
            ``(2) For the 1994 and 1995 crop years, the Secretary shall 
        provide recourse loans to producers at such a rate that 
        minimizes costs and forfeitures, except that such rate shall 
        not be less than 44 cents a pound. Section 407 shall not be 
        applicable to honey forfeited to the Commodity Credit 
        Corporation under loans made under this paragraph.
            ``(3) A producer who fails to repay a loan made under 
        paragraph (2) by the end of the crop year following the crop 
        year for which such loan was made shall be ineligible for a 
        loan under this section for subsequent crop years, except that 
        the Secretary may waive this provision in any case where in 
        which the Secretary determines that the failure to repay the 
        loan was due to hardship conditions or circumstances beyond the 
        control of the producer.''.
    (b) Section 207(b) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by 
striking ``for a crop'' and inserting ``for the 1991 through 1993 
crops''.
    (c) Section 207(c) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by 
striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1993''.
    (d) Section 207(e) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by--
            (1) striking subparagraphs (D) through (G);
            (2) inserting ``and'' after the semicolon following 
        subparagraph (B); and
            (3) changing the semicolon following subparagraph (C) to a 
        period.
    (e) Section 207(j) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by 
striking ``1998'' and inserting ``1995''.

SEC. 1102. AMENDMENT TO SECTION 405 OF THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 1949.

    Section 405(a) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by 
striking in the first sentence ``section 405A'' and inserting 
``sections 207 and 405A''.

SEC. 1103. AMENDMENTS TO SECTION 405A OF THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 1949.

    Section 405A(a) of the Agricultural Act of 1949 is amended by 
striking all that follows ``1992 crop year,'' and inserting ``and 
$150,000 in the 1993 crop year.''.

SEC. 1104. SAVINGS PROVISION.

    A provision of this subtitle may not affect the liability of any 
person under any provision of law as in effect before the effective 
date of the provision.

                    TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

SEC. 2001. POLAR SATELLITE CONVERGENCE.

    The Departments of Commerce and Defense and the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration shall propose a single operational 
polar environmental and weather satellite system, which meets national 
needs. It is the sense of Congress that such a proposed system, 
contingent on the provision of adequate resources to fully meet the 
national security interests of the United States, shall be operated as 
a civil system by the Department of Commerce. A detailed implementation 
plan shall be submitted to Congress by the Director of the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy, in consultation with the Departments of 
Commerce and Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration, by April 30, 1994. The plan shall be designed to result 
in savings of up to $300 million in budget authority and up to $251 
million in outlays between fiscal years 1994 and 1999. The National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration shall jointly develop a plan to implement a 
program modelled after the Operational Satellite Improvement Program 
for the purpose of making incremental enhancements in operational 
weather satellite systems. The goal of the plan shall be to achieve 
these enhancements in a cost effective manner by implementing 
procedures aimed at avoiding duplication of effort, cost overruns, and 
schedule delays. The Administrators of the National Aeronautics and 
Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration shall submit to Congress no later than April 30, 1994, a 
report detailing the elements of the plan and outlining savings in 
budget authority and budget outlays projected through fiscal year 1999.

                    TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

SEC. 3001. USE OF PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS AT 
              MILITARY INSTALLATIONS.

    Section 2577 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by 
striking out subsections (b) and (c) and inserting in lieu thereof the 
following:
    ``(b) Proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials at an 
installation shall be credited--
            ``(1) to funds available for operations and maintenance at 
        that installation; and
            ``(2) at the discretion of the commander of the 
        installation and if a balance remains available after such 
        funds are credited, to the nonappropriated morale and welfare 
        account of the installation to be used for any morale or 
        welfare activity.''.

SEC. 3002. CLOSURE OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF THE HEALTH 
              SCIENCES.

    (a) Closure Required.--Section 2112 of title 10, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (c)--
                    (A) by inserting ``and the closure'' after ``The 
                development''; and
                    (B) by striking out ``subsection (a)'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``subsections (a) and (b)''; 
                and
            (2) by striking out subsection (b) and inserting in lieu 
        thereof the following new subsection:
    ``(b)(1) Not later than September 30, 1998, the Secretary of 
Defense shall close the University. To achieve the closure of the 
University by that date, the Secretary shall begin to terminate the 
operations of the University beginning in fiscal year 1995. On account 
of the required closure of the University under this subsection, no 
students may be admitted to begin studies in the University after 
September 30, 1994.
    ``(2) Section 2687 of this title and any other provision of law 
establishing preconditions to the closure of any activity of the 
Department of Defense shall not apply with regard to the termination of 
the operations of the University or to the closure of the University 
pursuant to this subsection.''.
    (b) Final Graduation of Students.--Section 2112(a) of such title is 
amended--
            (1) in the second sentence, by striking out ``, with the 
        first class graduating not later than September 21, 1982.'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``, except that no students may be 
        awarded degrees by the University after September 30, 1998.''; 
        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new sentence: ``On a 
        case-by-case basis, the Secretary of Defense may provide for 
        the continued education of a person who, immediately before the 
        closure of the University under subsection (b), was a student 
        in the University and completed substantially all requirements 
        necessary to graduate from the University.''.
    (c) Termination of University Board of Regents.--Section 2113 of 
such title is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
    ``(k) The Board shall terminate on September 30, 1998, except that 
the Secretary of Defense may terminate the Board before that date as 
part of the termination of the operations of the University under 
section 2112(b) of this title.''.
    (d) Prohibition on Reciprocal Agreements.--Section 2114(e)(1) of 
such title is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
``No agreement may be entered into under this subsection after 
September 30, 1994, and all such agreements shall terminate not later 
than September 30, 1998.''.
    (e) Conforming Amendments.--(1) Section 178 of such title, relating 
to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military 
Medicine, is amended--
            (A) in subsection (b), by inserting after ``Uniformed 
        Services University of the Health Sciences,'' the following: 
        ``or after the closure of the University, with the Department 
        of Defense,'';
            (B) in subsection (c)(1)(B), by striking out ``the Dean of 
        the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``a person designated by the 
        Secretary of Defense''; and
            (C) in subsection (g)(1), by inserting after ``Uniformed 
        Services University of the Health Sciences,'' the following: 
        ``or after the closure of the University, the Secretary of 
        Defense''.
    (2) Section 466(a)(1)(B) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 286a(a)(1)(B)), relating to the Board of Regents of the National 
Library of Medicine, is amended by striking out ``the Dean of the 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences,''.
    (f) Clerical Amendments.--(1) The heading of section 2112 of title 
10, United States Code, is amended to read to read as follows:
``Sec. 2112. Establishment and closure of University''.
    (2) The item relating to such section in the table of sections at 
the beginning of chapter 104 of such title is amended to read as 
follows:

``2112. Establishment and closure of University.''.

SEC. 3003. STREAMLINING AND REORGANIZATION OF CORPS OF ENGINEERS.

    (a) Development of Plan.--The Secretary of the Army shall develop a 
plan to reorganize the United States Army Corps of Engineers by 
reorganizing the headquarters offices, reducing the number of division 
offices, and restructuring the district functions so as to increase the 
efficiency of the United States Army Corps of Engineers and reduce 
staff and costs, with the goal of achieving approximately $50 million 
in net annual savings by fiscal year 1998.
    (b) Transmittal and Approval of Plan.--The Secretary of the Army 
shall transmit to Congress the plan developed under subsection (a) for 
approval. The Secretary shall not implement such plan until it is 
approved by Congress.

                     TITLE IV--DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

       Subtitle A--Alaska Power Administration Sale Authorization

SEC. 4001. SHORT TITLE.

    This subtitle may be cited as the ``Alaska Power Administration 
Sale Authorization Act''.

SEC. 4002. SALE OF SNETTISHAM AND EKLUTNA HYDROELECTRIC PROJECTS.

    (a) The Secretary of Energy may sell the Snettisham Hydroelectric 
Project (referred to in this subtitle as ``Snettisham'') to the State 
of Alaska Power Authority (now known as the Alaska Industrial 
Development and Export Authority, and referred to in this subtitle as 
the ``Authority''), or its successor, in accordance with the February 
10, 1989, Snettisham Purchase Agreement between the Alaska Power 
Administration of the United States Department of Energy and the 
Authority.
    (b) The Secretary of Energy may sell the Eklutna Hydroelectric 
Project (referred to in this subtitle as ``Eklutna'') to the 
Municipality of Anchorage doing business as Municipal Light and Power, 
the Chugach Electric Association, Inc., and the Matanuska Electric 
Association, Inc. (referred to in this subtitle as ``Eklutna 
Purchasers'') in accordance with the August 2, 1989, Eklutna Purchase 
Agreement between the United States Department of Energy and the 
Eklutna Purchasers.
    (c) The heads of other affected Federal departments and agencies, 
including the Secretary of the Interior, shall assist the Secretary of 
Energy in implementing the sales authorized by this Act.
    (d) The Secretary of Energy shall deposit sale proceeds in the 
Treasury of the United States to the credit of miscellaneous receipts.
    (e) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are 
necessary to prepare or acquire Eklutna and Snettisham assets for sale 
and conveyance, such preparations to provide sufficient title to ensure 
the beneficial use, enjoyment, and occupancy to the purchasers of the 
assets to be sold.
    (f) No later than one year after both of the sales authorized in 
section 4002 have occurred, as measured by the Transaction Dates 
stipulated in the Purchase Agreements, the Secretary of Energy shall--
            (1) complete the business of, and close out, the Alaska 
        Power Administration; and
            (2) prepare and submit to Congress a report documenting the 
        sales.

SEC. 4003. ASSESSMENT OF ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS.

    Before taking any action authorized in section 4002, the Secretary 
shall assess the feasibility of alternative options for maximizing the 
return to the Treasury from the sale of the Alaska Power Marketing 
Administration.

        Subtitle B--Federal-Private Cogeneration of Electricity

SEC. 4101. FEDERAL-PRIVATE COGENERATION OF ELECTRICITY.

    Section 804(2)(B) of the National Energy Conservation Policy Act 
(42 U.S.C. 8287c(2)(B)) is amended by striking ``, excluding any 
cogeneration process for other than a federally owned building or 
buildings or other federally owned facilities.''.

              Subtitle C--Power Marketing Administrations

SEC. 4201. POWER MARKETING ADMINISTRATIONS REFINANCING STUDY.

    The Administrators of the Southeastern, Southwestern and Western 
Area Power Administrations, in consultation with their respective firm 
power contractors and other interested parties (including, where 
applicable, the Bureau of Reclamation), shall study refinancing 
options, including modifications to existing financial and accounting 
practices that may be required to effectively and efficiently issue and 
manage revenue bonds. Such refinancing options shall, for each of the 
power systems they administer, satisfy their respective repayment 
obligations to the United States Treasury without causing any increase 
in their respective firm power rates beyond the rates that would 
otherwise result under rate-setting policies and practices in effect on 
October 1, 1993. The results of such studies shall be submitted no 
later than May 1, 1994, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives 
and the President of the Senate. Such studies shall be made within the 
limits of existing funding, or, if necessary, with funds contributed by 
firm power contractors.

SEC. 4202. BONNEVILLE POWER ADMINISTRATION REFINANCING STUDY.

    The Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration, in 
consultation with his customers and constituents, shall study options, 
including an open market buyout, a Treasury buyout, or any other 
reasonable alternative that would lead to a permanent resolution of the 
repayment reform initiative directed at Bonneville's appropriation 
investment repayment obligation. Such refinancing options shall satisfy 
the outstanding appropriated investment repayment obligation, without 
increasing rates beyond the rates that would otherwise result under 
rate-setting policies and practices in effect on October 1, 1993. The 
result of this study shall be submitted to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives and the President of the Senate no later than March 1, 
1994.

    Subtitle D--Termination of Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor Program

SEC. 4301. TERMINATION OF ADVANCED LIQUID METAL REACTOR PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--No amount of funds provided for any fiscal year 
may be obligated by the Secretary of Energy after the date of the 
enactment of this Act for the civilian portion of the advanced liquid 
metal reactor program, including--
            (1) the program's promotion of the use of such reactors for 
        the disposal of high-level radioactive waste; and
            (2) Department of Energy support for regulatory 
        applications to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for design 
        certification for advanced liquid metal reactors or related 
        licensed facilities.
    (b) Prohibition of Other Uses.--The amount of funds available on 
the date of the enactment of this Act for obligation for the program 
described in subsection (a) shall not be available for obligation by 
the Secretary of Energy after such date for any other purpose.
    (c) Exception.--Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to 
obligations required to be incurred in terminating the program 
described in subsection (a).

            TITLE V--DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

SEC. 5001. STUDY OF METHODS TO INCREASE FLEXIBILITY IN CONTRACTING FOR 
              MEDICARE CLAIMS PROCESSING.

    (a) Study.--The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall 
conduct a study of methods to increase flexibility in contracting for 
claims processing under the medicare program and to otherwise simplify 
the administration of program, and shall include in the study an 
analysis of the feasibility and desirability of carrying out the 
following changes to the program:
            (1) Permitting entities other than insurance companies to 
        serve as carriers under part B of the program.
            (2) Eliminating the requirement that fiscal intermediaries 
        under part A of the program be nominated by a group or 
        association of providers of services under such part.
            (3) Increasing the Secretary's flexibility in assigning 
        particular functions to fiscal intermediaries and carriers.
            (4) Expanding the circumstances and standards under which 
        the Secretary may terminate a contract with a fiscal 
        intermediary or a carrier.
            (5) Permitting the Secretary to require that a fiscal 
        intermediary or a carrier meet data matching requirements for 
        purposes of identifying situations in which medicare is a 
        secondary payer.
            (6) Eliminating the requirements that the Secretary make an 
        additional payment to fiscal intermediaries and carriers for 
        administrative costs.
            (7) Eliminating the requirement that the Secretary enter 
        into an agreement with a separate carrier for purposes of 
        administering part B with respect to individuals entitled to 
        benefits as qualified railroad retirement beneficiaries.
    (b) Report.--Not later than April 30, 1994, the Secretary shall 
submit a report to the Committees on Energy and Commerce and Ways and 
Means of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Finance of 
the Senate on the study conducted under subsection (a), together with 
any recommendations of the Secretary for statutory revisions to 
increase flexibility and reduce costs in the administration of the 
medicare program.

SEC. 5002. WORKERS' COMPENSATION DATA EXCHANGE PILOT PROJECTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary is authorized to conduct pilot 
projects with not more than three States for the purpose of studying 
various means of obtaining on a timely and accurate basis such 
information relating to benefits paid on account of total or partial 
disability under the States' workers' compensation plan as the 
Secretary may require for the purpose of carrying out section 224 of 
the Social Security Act.
    (b) Reimbursement of State Costs.--A State that participates in a 
project conducted pursuant to subsection (a) may be paid by the 
Secretary, from amounts available pursuant to subsection (e), the 
reasonable costs of such participation.
    (c) Evaluation.--The Secretary shall evaluate each project 
conducted pursuant to subsection (a) and shall apply the findings, as 
appropriate, to agreements negotiated pursuant to subsection (h)(2) of 
such section 224.
    (d) Deadline for Commencement of Projects.--No pilot project 
authorized by subsection (a) may be commenced after the expiration of 
the 5-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this section.
    (e) Funding.--Expenditures for pilot projects conducted pursuant to 
subsection (a) may be made from the Federal Disability Insurance Trust 
Fund and the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, as determined 
appropriate by the Secretary.
    (f) Effective Date.--This section shall be effective upon 
enactment.

SEC. 5003. FEDERAL CLEARINGHOUSE ON DEATH INFORMATION.

    (a) Clearinghouse Designation.--The heading for section 205(r) of 
the Social Security Act is amended to read as follows: ``Clearinghouse 
on Death Information''.
    (b) Acquisition of Disclosable Death Information From States.--
            (1) Section 205(r)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act is 
        amended by striking ``to furnish the Secretary periodically 
        with'' and inserting ``to furnish periodically to the 
        Secretary, for use in carrying out subparagraph (B) and 
        paragraphs (3) and (4),''.
            (2)(A) Notwithstanding clause (ii) of section 6103(d)(4)(B) 
        of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as added by section 
        13444(a) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 
        (Public Law 103-66)), in order for a contract requiring a State 
        to furnish the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
        information concerning individuals with respect to whom death 
        certificates (or equivalent documents maintained by the State 
        or any subdivision thereof) have been officially filed with it 
        to meet the requirements of such section 6103(d)(4)(B), such 
        contract shall authorize the Secretary to use such information 
        and to redisclose such information to any Federal agency or any 
        agency of a State or political subdivision in accordance with 
        section 205(r) of the Social Security Act.
            (B) The provisions of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph 
        and, notwithstanding subparagraph (C) of section 6103(d)(4) of 
        the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (as added by section 13444(a) 
        of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 (Public Law 
        103-66)), the provisions of subparagraphs (A) and (B) of such 
        section 6103(d)(4) shall apply to all States, regardless of 
        whether they were, on July 1, 1993, pursuant to a contract, 
        furnishing the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
        information concerning individuals with respect to whom death 
        certificates (or equivalent documents maintained by the State 
        or any subdivision thereof) have been officially filed with it.
            (C) Subparagraphs (A) and (B) of this paragraph shall take 
        effect at the same time as the amendment made by section 
        13444(a) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 takes 
        effect.
            (D) For the purpose of applying the special rule contained 
        in section 13444(b)(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act 
        of 1993, the reference in such section to section 6103(d)(4)(B) 
        of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall be deemed to include 
        a reference to subparagraph (A) of this paragraph.
    (c) Payment to States for Death Information.--Section 205(r)(2) of 
the Social Security Act is amended--
            (1) by striking ``the reasonable costs'' and inserting ``a 
        reasonable amount''; and
            (2) by striking ``transcribing and transmitting'' and 
        inserting ``furnishing''.
    (d) Fee for Clearinghouse Information.--
            (1) Section 205(r)(3) of the Social Security Act is amended 
        by striking out ``if'' and all that follows, and inserting ``, 
        provided that such agency agrees to pay the fees set by the 
        Secretary pursuant to paragraph (8).''.
            (2) Section 205(r)(4) of the Social Security Act is 
        amended--
                    (A) by inserting ``and political subdivisions'' 
                after ``States'' the first place such term appears;
                    (B) by striking ``the States'' and inserting ``any 
                State, political subdivision, or combination thereof''; 
                and
                    (C) by striking ``if'' and all that follows and 
                inserting ``provided such States and political 
                subdivisions agree to pay the fees set by the Secretary 
                pursuant to paragraph (8).''.
            (3) Section 205(r) of the Social Security Act is amended by 
        adding at the end a new paragraph as follows: ``(8) The 
        Secretary shall establish fees for the disclosure of 
        information pursuant to this subsection. Such fees shall be in 
        amounts sufficient to cover all costs (including indirect 
        costs) associated with the Secretary's responsibilities under 
        this subsection. Fees collected pursuant to this paragraph 
        shall remain available, without fiscal year limitation, to the 
        Secretary to cover the administrative costs of carrying out 
        this subsection.''.
    (e) Technical Assistance.--Section 205(r) of the Social Security 
Act is amended by adding at the end (after the paragraph added by 
subsection (d)(3)) the following new paragraph:
    ``(9) The Secretary may provide to any Federal or State agency that 
provides Federally funded benefits, upon the request of such agency, 
technical assistance on the effective collection, dissemination, and 
use of death information available under this subsection for the 
purpose of ensuring that such benefits are not erroneously paid to 
deceased individuals.''.
    (f) Technical Amendment.--Section 205(r) of the Social Security Act 
is amended by adding at the end (after the paragraph added by 
subsection (e)) the following new paragraph:
    ``(10) For purposes of this subsection, the term `Federally funded 
benefit' means any payment funded in whole or in part by the Federal 
Government.''.
    (g) Effective Date.--Except as otherwise provided, the amendments 
made by this section shall take effect upon their enactment.

SEC. 5004. CONTINUING DISABILITY REVIEWS.

    Section 201(g)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act is amended by 
adding at the end of the paragraph the following sentence: ``From funds 
provided pursuant to this subparagraph for the following fiscal years, 
not less than the following amounts shall be available only for 
conducting continuing disability reviews and related workloads: for 
fiscal year 1994, $46 million; for fiscal year 1995, $47,200,000; for 
fiscal year 1996, $48,500,000; for fiscal year 1997, $49,800,000; for 
fiscal year 1998, $51,100,000; and for fiscal year 1999, 
$52,500,000.''.

         TITLE VI--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

SEC. 6001. MULTIFAMILY PROPERTY DISPOSITION.

    (a) Findings.--The Congress finds that--
            (1) the portfolio of multifamily housing project mortgages 
        insured by the FHA is severely troubled and at risk of default, 
        requiring the Secretary to increase loss reserves from 
        $5,500,000,000 in 1991 to $11,900,000,000 in 1992 to cover 
        estimated future losses;
            (2) the inventory of multifamily housing projects owned by 
        the Secretary has more than tripled since 1989, and, by the end 
        of 1993, may exceed 75,000 units;
            (3) the cost to the Federal Government of owning and 
        maintaining multifamily housing projects escalated to 
        approximately $250,000,000 in fiscal year 1992;
            (4) the inventory of multifamily housing projects subject 
        to mortgages held by the Secretary has increased dramatically, 
        to more than 2,400 mortgages, and approximately half of these 
        mortgages, with over 230,000 units, are delinquent;
            (5) the inventory of insured and formerly insured 
        multifamily housing projects is rapidly deteriorating, 
        endangering tenants and neighborhoods;
            (6) over 5 million families today have a critical need for 
        housing that is affordable and habitable; and
            (7) the current statutory framework governing the 
        disposition of multifamily housing projects effectively impedes 
        the Government's ability to dispose of properties, protect 
        tenants, and ensure that projects are maintained over time.
    (b) Management and Disposition of Multifamily Housing Projects.--
Section 203 of the Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978 
(12 U.S.C. 1701z-11) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 203. MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSITION OF MULTIFAMILY HOUSING PROJECTS.

    ``(a) Goals.--The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall 
manage or dispose of multifamily housing projects that are owned by the 
Secretary or that are subject to a mortgage held by the Secretary in a 
manner that--
            ``(1) is consistent with the National Housing Act and this 
        section;
            ``(2) will protect the financial interests of the Federal 
        Government; and
            ``(3) will, in the least costly fashion among reasonable 
        available alternatives, further the goals of--
                    ``(A) preserving housing so that it can remain 
                available to and affordable by low-income persons;
                    ``(B) preserving and revitalizing residential 
                neighborhoods;
                    ``(C) maintaining existing housing stock in a 
                decent, safe, and sanitary condition;
                    ``(D) minimizing the involuntary displacement of 
                tenants;
                    ``(E) maintaining housing for the purpose of 
                providing rental housing, cooperative housing, and 
                homeownership opportunities for low-income persons; and
                    ``(F) minimizing the need to demolish multifamily 
                housing projects.
The Secretary, in determining the manner in which a project is to be 
managed or disposed of, may balance competing goals relating to 
individual projects in a manner that will further the purposes of this 
section.
    ``(b) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
            ``(1) Multifamily housing project.--The term `multifamily 
        housing project' means any multifamily rental housing project 
        which is, or prior to acquisition by the Secretary was, 
        assisted or insured under the National Housing Act, or was 
        subject to a loan under section 202 of the Housing Act of 1959.
            ``(2) Subsidized project.--The term `subsidized project' 
        means a multifamily housing project that, immediately prior to 
        the assignment of the mortgage on such project to, or the 
        acquisition of such mortgage by, the Secretary, was receiving 
        any of the following types of assistance:
                    ``(A) Below market interest rate mortgage insurance 
                under the proviso of section 221(d)(5) of the National 
                Housing Act.
                    ``(B) Interest reduction payments made in 
                connection with mortgages insured under section 236 of 
                the National Housing Act.
                    ``(C) Direct loans made under section 202 of the 
                Housing Act of 1959.
                    ``(D) Assistance in the form of--
                            ``(i) rent supplement payments under 
                        section 101 of the Housing and Urban 
                        Development Act of 1965,
                            ``(ii) additional assistance payments under 
                        section 236(f)(2) of the National Housing Act,
                            ``(iii) housing assistance payments made 
                        under section 23 of the United States Housing 
                        Act of 1937 (as in effect before January 1, 
                        1975), or
                            ``(iv) housing assistance payments made 
                        under section 8 of the United States Housing 
                        Act of 1937 (excluding payments made for 
                        tenant-based assistance under section 8),
                if (except for purposes of section 183(c) of the 
                Housing and Community Development Act of 1987) such 
                assistance payments are made to more than 50 percent of 
                the units in the project.
            ``(3) Formerly subsidized project.--The term `formerly 
        subsidized project' means a multifamily housing project owned 
        by the Secretary that was a subsidized project immediately 
        prior to its acquisition by the Secretary.
            ``(4) Unsubsidized project.--The term `unsubsidized 
        project' means a multifamily housing project owned by the 
        Secretary that is not a subsidized project or a formerly 
        subsidized project.
            ``(5) Affordable.--A unit shall be considered affordable 
        if--
                    ``(A) for units occupied--
                            ``(i) by very low-income families, the rent 
                        does not exceed 30 percent of 50 percent of the 
                        area median income, as determined by the 
                        Secretary, with adjustments for smaller and 
                        larger families, except that the Secretary may 
                        establish the rent based on an amount higher or 
                        lower than 50 percent of the median for the 
                        area on the basis of the Secretary's findings 
                        that such variation is necessary because of 
                        prevailing levels of construction costs or fair 
                        market rents, or unusually high or low family 
                        incomes; and
                            ``(ii) by low-income families other than 
                        very low-income families, the rent does not 
                        exceed 30 percent of 80 percent of the area 
                        median income, as determined by the Secretary, 
                        except that the Secretary may establish the 
                        rent based on an amount higher or lower than 80 
                        percent of the median for the area on the basis 
                        of the Secretary's findings that such variation 
                        is necessary because of prevailing levels of 
                        construction costs or fair market rents, or 
                        unusually high or low family incomes; or
                    ``(B) the unit, or the family residing in the unit, 
                is receiving assistance under section 8 of the United 
                States Housing Act of 1937.
            ``(6) Low-income families and very low-income families.--
        The terms `low-income families' and `very low-income families' 
        shall have the meanings given the terms in section 3(b) of the 
        United States Housing Act of 1937.
            ``(7) Preexisting tenant.--The term `preexisting tenant' 
        means, with respect to a multifamily housing project, a family 
        that--
                    ``(A) resides in a unit in the project; and
                    ``(B) immediately before foreclosure or acquisition 
                of the project by the Secretary, was residing in a unit 
                in the project.
            ``(8) Market area.--The term `market area' means a market 
        area determined by the Secretary for purposes of establishing 
        fair market rentals under section 8(c) of the United States 
        Housing Act of 1937.
            ``(9) Secretary.--The term `Secretary' means the Secretary 
        of Housing and Urban Development.
    ``(c) Management or Disposition of Property.--
            ``(1) Disposition to purchasers.--The Secretary may, in 
        carrying out this section, dispose of a multifamily housing 
        project owned by the Secretary on a negotiated, competitive 
        bid, or other basis, on such terms as the Secretary deems 
        appropriate considering the low-income character of the project 
        and the market area in which the project is located and the 
        requirements of subsection (a), to a purchaser determined by 
        the Secretary to be capable of--
                    ``(A) satisfying the conditions of the disposition;
                    ``(B) implementing a sound financial and physical 
                management program that is designed to enable the 
                project to meet anticipated operating and repair 
                expenses to ensure that the project will remain in 
                decent, safe, and sanitary condition;
                    ``(C) responding to the needs of the tenants and 
                working cooperatively with tenant organizations;
                    ``(D) providing adequate organizational, staff, and 
                financial resources to the project; and
                    ``(E) meeting such other requirements as the 
                Secretary may determine.
            ``(2) Contracting for management services.--The Secretary 
        may, in carrying out this section--
                    ``(A) contract for management services for a 
                multifamily housing project that is owned by the 
                Secretary (or for which the Secretary is mortgagee in 
                possession), on a negotiated, competitive bid, or other 
                basis at a price determined by the Secretary to be 
                reasonable, with a manager the Secretary has determined 
                is capable of--
                            ``(i) implementing a sound financial and 
                        physical management program that is designed to 
                        enable the project to meet anticipated 
                        operating and maintenance expenses to ensure 
                        that the project will remain in decent, safe, 
                        and sanitary condition;
                            ``(ii) responding to the needs of the 
                        tenants and working cooperatively with tenant 
                        organizations;
                            ``(iii) providing adequate organizational, 
                        staff, and other resources to implement a 
                        management program determined by the Secretary; 
                        and
                            ``(iv) meeting such other requirements as 
                        the Secretary may determine;
                    ``(B) require the owner of a multifamily housing 
                project that is subject to a mortgage held by the 
                Secretary to contract for management services for the 
                project in the manner described in subparagraph (A); 
                and
                    ``(C) contract for management of such properties 
                with nonprofit organizations and public agencies, 
                including public housing authorities.
    ``(d) Maintenance of Housing Projects.--
            ``(1) Housing projects owned by the secretary.--In the case 
        of multifamily housing projects that are owned by the Secretary 
        (or for which the Secretary is mortgagee in possession), the 
        Secretary shall--
                    ``(A) to the greatest extent possible, maintain all 
                such occupied projects in a decent, safe, and sanitary 
                condition;
                    ``(B) to the greatest extent possible, maintain 
                full occupancy in all such projects; and
                    ``(C) maintain all such projects for purposes of 
                providing rental or cooperative housing.
            ``(2) Housing projects subject to a mortgage held by 
        secretary.--In the case of any multifamily housing project that 
        is subject to a mortgage held by the Secretary, the Secretary 
        shall require the owner of the project to carry out the 
        requirements of paragraph (1).
            ``(3) Housing standards.--In disposing of any multifamily 
        housing project under this section, the Secretary shall enter 
        into an agreement with the purchaser under which the purchaser 
        agrees that the project will be rehabilitated so that it is in 
        compliance with, and will be maintained in compliance with, any 
        standards under applicable State or local laws, rules, 
        ordinances, or regulations relating to the physical condition 
        of the housing and any such standards established by the 
        Secretary.
    ``(e) Required Assistance.--In disposing of any multifamily housing 
property under this section, the Secretary shall take, separately or in 
combination, one or more of the following actions:
            ``(1) Contract with owner for project-based assistance.--In 
        the case of multifamily housing projects that are acquired by a 
        purchaser other than the Secretary at foreclosure or after sale 
        by the Secretary, the Secretary may enter into contracts under 
        section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (to the 
        extent budget authority is available) with owners of the 
        projects, subject to the following requirements:
                    ``(A) Subsidized or formerly subsidized projects 
                receiving mortgage-related assistance.--In the case of 
                a subsidized or formerly subsidized project referred to 
                in subparagraphs (A) through (C) of subsection (b)(2)--
                            ``(i) the contract shall be sufficient to 
                        assist at least all units covered by an 
                        assistance contract under any of the 
                        authorities referred to in subsection (b)(2)(D) 
                        before acquisition, unless the Secretary acts 
                        pursuant to the provisions of subparagraph (C);
                            ``(ii) the contract shall provide that, 
                        when a vacancy occurs in any unit in the 
                        project requiring project-based rental 
                        assistance pursuant to this subparagraph that 
                        is occupied by a family who is not eligible for 
                        assistance under such section 8, the owner 
                        shall lease the available unit to a family 
                        eligible for assistance under such section 8; 
                        and
                            ``(iii) the Secretary shall take actions to 
                        ensure that any unit in any such project that 
                        does not otherwise receive project-based 
                        assistance under this subparagraph remains 
                        available and affordable for the remaining 
                        useful life of the project, as defined by the 
                        Secretary; to carry out this clause, the 
                        Secretary may require purchasers to establish 
                        use or rent restrictions maintaining the 
                        affordability of such units.
                    ``(B) Subsidized or formerly subsidized projects 
                receiving rental assistance.--In the case of a 
                subsidized or formerly subsidized project referred to 
                in subsection (b)(2)(D) that is not subject to 
                subparagraph (A)--
                            ``(i) the contract shall be sufficient to 
                        assist at least all units in the project that 
                        are covered, or were covered immediately before 
                        foreclosure on or acquisition of the project by 
                        the Secretary, by an assistance contract under 
                        any of the provisions referred to in such 
                        subsection, unless the Secretary acts pursuant 
                        to provisions of subparagraph (C); and
                            ``(ii) the contract shall provide that, 
                        when a vacancy occurs in any unit in the 
                        project requiring project-based rental 
                        assistance pursuant to this subparagraph that 
                        is occupied by a family who is not eligible for 
                        assistance under such section 8, the owner 
                        shall lease the available unit to a family 
                        eligible for assistance under such section 8.
                    ``(C) Exceptions.--In lieu of providing project-
                based assistance under subparagraph (A)(i) or (B)(i) 
                for a project, the Secretary may require certain units 
                in unsubsidized projects to contain use restrictions 
                providing that such units will be available to and 
                affordable by very low-income families for the 
                remaining useful life of the project, as defined by the 
                Secretary, if--
                            ``(i) the Secretary provides an increase in 
                        project-based assistance for very low-income 
                        persons for units within unsubsidized projects 
                        located within the same market area as the 
                        project otherwise required to be assisted with 
                        project-based assistance under subparagraph (A) 
                        or (B) that is at least equivalent to the units 
                        otherwise required to be so assisted; and
                            ``(ii) upon disposition of the project, 
                        low-income families residing in units otherwise 
                        required to be assisted with project-based 
                        assistance under subparagraph (A) or (B) 
                        receive tenant-based assistance under such 
                        section 8.
                    ``(D) Unsubsidized projects.--Notwithstanding 
                actions taken pursuant to subparagraph (C), in the case 
                of unsubsidized projects, the contract shall be 
                sufficient to provide--
                            ``(i) project-based rental assistance for 
                        all units that are covered, or were covered 
                        immediately before foreclosure or acquisition, 
                        by an assistance contract under--
                                    ``(I) the new construction and 
                                substantial rehabilitation program 
                                under section 8(b)(2) of the United 
                                States Housing Act of 1937 (as in 
                                effect before October 1, 1983);
                                    ``(II) the property disposition 
                                program under section 8(b) of such Act;
                                    ``(III) the project-based 
                                certificate program under section 8 of 
                                such Act;
                                    ``(IV) the moderate rehabilitation 
                                program under section 8(e)(2) of such 
                                Act;
                                    ``(V) section 23 of such Act (as in 
                                effect before January 1, 1975);
                                    ``(VI) the rent supplement program 
                                under section 101 of the Housing and 
                                Urban Development Act of 1965; or
                                    ``(VII) section 8 of the United 
                                States Housing Act of 1937, following 
                                conversion from assistance under 
                                section 101 of the Housing and Urban 
                                Development Act of 1965; and
                            ``(ii) tenant-based assistance under 
                        section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 
                        1937 for families that are preexisting tenants 
                        of the project in units that, immediately 
                        before foreclosure or acquisition of the 
                        project by the Secretary, were covered by an 
                        assistance contract under the loan management 
                        set-aside program under section 8(b) of the 
                        United States Housing Act of 1937 at such time.
            ``(2) Annual contribution contracts for tenant-based 
        assistance.--In the case of multifamily housing projects that 
        are acquired by a purchaser other than the Secretary at 
        foreclosure or after sale by the Secretary, the Secretary may 
        enter into annual contribution contracts with public housing 
        agencies to provide tenant-based assistance under section 8 of 
        the United States Housing Act of 1937 on behalf of all low-
        income families who, on the date that the project is acquired 
        by the purchaser, reside in the project and are eligible for 
        such assistance, subject to the following requirements:
                    ``(A) Requirement of sufficient affordable housing 
                in area.--The Secretary may not take action under this 
                paragraph unless the Secretary determines that there is 
                available in the area an adequate supply of habitable, 
                affordable housing for very low-income families and 
                other low-income families.
                    ``(B) Limitation for subsidized and formerly 
                subsidized projects.--The Secretary may not take 
                actions under this paragraph in connection with units 
                in subsidized or formerly subsidized projects for more 
                than 10 percent of the aggregate number of units in 
                such projects disposed of by the Secretary annually.
                    ``(C) Provision of project-based assistance under 
                changed circumstances.--The Secretary shall, to the 
                extent such amounts are available, provide project-
                based assistance under section 8 of the United States 
                Housing Act of 1937 for any units in a project for 
                which the Secretary has provided tenant-based 
                assistance under this paragraph if, and only to the 
                extent that, the owner demonstrates to the satisfaction 
                of the Secretary within 24 months after the date of 
                acquisition by the owner that--
                            ``(i) the provision of such project-based 
                        assistance (I) is necessary to maintain the 
                        financial viability of the project because of 
                        changes occurring after such acquisition that 
                        are beyond the control of the owner, and (II) 
                        may reasonably be expected to maintain such 
                        financial viability; or
                            ``(ii) sufficient habitable, affordable 
                        housing for very low-income families and other 
                        low-income families is not available in the 
                        market area in which the project is located.
                Assistance provided pursuant to this subparagraph shall 
                have a term of not more than 5 years.
            ``(3) Other assistance.--
                    ``(A) In general.--In accordance with the authority 
                provided under the National Housing Act, the Secretary 
                may reduce the selling price, apply use or rent 
                restrictions on certain units, or provide other 
                financial assistance to the owners of multifamily 
                housing projects that are acquired by a purchaser other 
                than the Secretary at foreclosure, or after sale by the 
                Secretary, on terms that ensure that--
                            ``(i) at least the units in the project 
                        otherwise required to receive project-based 
                        assistance pursuant to subparagraphs (A), (B), 
                        or (D) of paragraph (1) are available to and 
                        affordable by low-income persons; and
                            ``(ii) for the remaining useful life of the 
                        project, as defined by the Secretary, there 
                        shall be in force such use or rent restrictions 
                        as the Secretary may prescribe.
                    ``(B) Very low-income tenants.--If, as a result of 
                actions taken pursuant to this paragraph, the rents 
                charged to any very low-income families residing in the 
                project who are otherwise required (pursuant to 
                subparagraph (A), (B), or (D) of paragraph (1)) to 
                receive project-based assistance under section 8 of the 
                United States Housing Act of 1937 exceed the amount 
                payable as rent under section 3(a) of the United States 
                Housing Act of 1937, the Secretary shall provide 
                assistance under section 8 of such Act to such 
                families.
            ``(4) Transfer for use under other programs of secretary.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary may transfer a 
                multifamily housing project--
                            ``(i) to a public housing agency for use of 
                        the project as public housing; or
                            ``(ii) to an entity eligible to own or 
                        operate housing under assisted section 202 of 
                        the Housing Act of 1959 or under section 811 of 
                        the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable 
                        Housing Act for use as supportive housing under 
                        either of such sections.
                    ``(B) Requirements for agreement.--An agreement 
                providing for the transfer of a project described in 
                subparagraph (A) shall--
                            ``(i) contain such terms, conditions, and 
                        limitations as the Secretary determines 
                        appropriate, including requirements to ensure 
                        use of the project as public housing, 
                        supportive housing under section 202 of the 
                        Housing Act of 1959, or supportive housing 
                        under section 811 of the Cranston-Gonzalez 
                        National Affordable Housing Act, as applicable; 
                        and
                            ``(ii) ensure that no tenant of the project 
                        will be displaced as a result of actions taken 
                        under this paragraph.
    ``(f) Discretionary Assistance.--In addition to the actions taken 
under subsection (e) for a multifamily housing project, the Secretary 
may take any of the following actions:
            ``(1) Short-term loans.--The Secretary may provide a short-
        term loan to facilitate the sale of a multifamily housing 
        project to a nonprofit organization or a public agency if--
                    ``(A) authority for such loans is provided in 
                advance in an appropriation Act;
                    ``(B) such loan has a term of not more than 5 
                years;
                    ``(C) the Secretary determines, based upon 
                documentation provided to the Secretary, that the 
                borrower has obtained a commitment of permanent 
                financing to replace the short-term loan from a lender 
                who meets standards established by the Secretary; and
                    ``(D) the terms of such loan is consistent with 
                prevailing practices in the marketplace or the 
                provision of such loan results in no cost to the 
                Government, as defined in section 502 of the 
                Congressional Budget Act of 1974.
            ``(2) Tenant-based assistance.--The Secretary may make 
        available tenant-based assistance under section 8 of the United 
        States Housing Act of 1937 to very low-income families residing 
        in a multifamily housing project that do not otherwise qualify 
        for project-based assistance.
            ``(3) Alternative uses.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
                provision of law, after providing notice to and an 
                opportunity to comment by existing tenants, the 
                Secretary may allow not more than--
                            ``(i) 10 percent of the total number of 
                        units in multifamily housing projects that are 
                        disposed of by the Secretary during any 1-year 
                        period to be made available for uses other than 
                        rental or cooperative uses, including low-
                        income homeownership opportunities, or in any 
                        particular project, community space, office 
                        space for tenant or housing-related service 
                        providers or security programs, or small 
                        business uses, if such uses benefit the tenants 
                        of the project; and
                            ``(ii) 5 percent of the total number of 
                        units in multifamily housing projects that are 
                        disposed of by the Secretary during any 1-year 
                        period to be used in any manner, if the 
                        Secretary and the unit of general local 
                        government or area-wide governing body 
                        determine that such use will further fair 
                        housing, community development, or neighborhood 
                        revitalization goals.
                    ``(B) Displacement protection.--The Secretary may 
                take actions under subparagraph (A) only if--
                            ``(i) tenant-based rental assistance under 
                        section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 
                        1937 is made available to each eligible family 
                        residing in the project that is displaced as a 
                        result of such actions; and
                            ``(ii) the Secretary determines that 
                        sufficient habitable, affordable rental housing 
                        is available in the market area in which the 
                        project is located to allow use of such 
                        assistance.
    ``(g) Required Assistance for Certain Projects.--In disposing under 
this section of multifamily housing projects, the Secretary shall, to 
the extent that such assistance is available--
            ``(1) in the case of any project located in a market area 
        in which habitable, affordable rental housing for very low-
        income families is not sufficiently available, provide tenant-
        based or project-based rental assistance under section 8 of the 
        United States Housing Act of 1937 (depending on the 
        circumstances of the family) to very low-income families who 
        are preexisting tenants of the project and do not otherwise 
        qualify for project-based assistance; and
            ``(2) provide project-based assistance for very low-income 
        families who are preexisting tenants of the project to the 
        extent that such assistance is necessary to maintain the 
        financial viability of the project and is reasonably expected 
        to maintain such financial viability.
    ``(h) Rent Restrictions.--
            ``(1) Authority for use in unsubsidized projects.--In 
        carrying out the goals specified in subsection (a), the 
        Secretary may require certain units in unsubsidized projects to 
        be subject to use or rent restrictions providing that such 
        units will be available to and affordable by very low-income 
        persons for the remaining useful life of the property, as 
        defined by the Secretary.
            ``(2) Requirement regarding subsidized and formerly 
        subsidized projects.--In disposing under this section of any 
        subsidized or formerly subsidized multifamily housing project, 
        the Secretary shall require rent restrictions providing that 
        any unassisted very low-income family who resides in a unit in 
        the project on the date of disposition may not pay as rent for 
        the unit an amount in excess of 30 percent of the adjusted 
        income of the family at any time during the period beginning 
        upon such disposition and ending upon the earlier of--
                    ``(A) 15 years after such disposition; or
                    ``(B) the time at which the family first fails to 
                qualify as a very low-income family.
            ``(3) Requirement regarding unsubsidized projects.--Unless 
        the Secretary determines that the applicability of rent 
        restrictions under this paragraph to a project would 
        unreasonably impede the disposition of the project, in 
        disposing under this section of any unsubsidized multifamily 
        housing project the Secretary shall require rent restrictions 
        providing that any unassisted very low-income family who 
        resides in a unit in the project on the date of disposition may 
        not pay as rent for the unit an amount in excess of 30 percent 
        of the adjusted income of the family at any time during the 
        period beginning upon such disposition and ending upon the 
        earlier of--
                    ``(A) 15 years after such disposition; or
                    ``(B) the time at which the family first fails to 
                qualify as a very low-income family.
            ``(4) Phase-in of rent increases.--If the disposition under 
        this section of any multifamily housing project results in any 
        rent increases for any very low-income families who are 
        preexisting tenants of the project and are paying less than 30 
        percent of the adjusted income of the family for rent, the 
        Secretary shall provide that such rent increases shall be 
        phased in equally over a period of not less than 3 years.
            ``(5) Definition of `unassisted very low-income family'.--
        For purposes of this subsection, the term `unassisted very low-
        income family' means a very low-income family who resides in a 
        unit that is not assisted with project-based assistance under 
        section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 and on whose 
        behalf tenant-based assistance under such section is not 
        provided.
    ``(i) Contract Requirements.--Contracts for project-based rental 
assistance under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937 
provided pursuant to this section shall be subject to the following 
requirements:
            ``(1) Contract term.--The contract shall have a term of 15 
        years, except that--
                    ``(A) the term may be less than 15 years to the 
                extent that the Secretary finds that, based on the 
                rental charges and financing for the multifamily 
                housing project to which the contract relates, the 
                financial viability of the project can be maintained 
                under a contract having such a term;
                    ``(B) to the extent that units receive project-
                based assistance for a contract term of less than 15 
                years, the Secretary shall require that the mount of 
                rent payable by tenants of the project for such units 
                shall not exceed the amount payable for rent under 
                section 3(a) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 
                for a period of at least 15 years; and
                    ``(C) the term may be less than 15 years if such 
                assistance is provided--
                            ``(i) under a contract authorized under 
                        section 6 of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993; 
                        and
                            ``(ii) pursuant to a disposition plan under 
                        this section for a project that is determined 
                        by the Secretary to be otherwise in compliance 
                        with this section.
            ``(2) Contract rent.--
                    ``(A) In general.--The Secretary shall establish 
                contract rents for section 8 project-based rental 
                contracts issued under this section at levels that 
                provide sufficient amounts for the necessary costs of 
                rehabilitating and operating the multifamily housing 
                project and do not exceed 144 percent of the existing 
                housing fair market rentals for the market area in 
                which the project assisted under the contract is 
                located.
                    ``(B) Up-front grants and loans.--If the Secretary 
                determines that action under this subparagraph is more 
                cost-effective, the Secretary may utilize the budget 
                authority provided for contracts issued under this 
                section for project-based assistance under section 8 of 
                the United States Housing Act of 1937 to (in addition 
                to providing project-based section 8 rental 
                assistance)--
                            ``(i) provide up-front grants to nonprofit 
                        organizations or public housing agencies for 
                        the necessary cost of rehabilitation; or
                            ``(ii) pay any cost to the Government, as 
                        defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
                        Budget Act of 1974, for loans made pursuant to 
                        subsection (f)(1).
    ``(j) Disposition Plan.--
            ``(1) In general.--Prior to the sale of a multifamily 
        housing project that is owned by the Secretary, the Secretary 
        shall develop an initial disposition plan for the project that 
        specifies the minimum terms and conditions of the Secretary for 
        disposition of the project, the initial sales price that is 
        acceptable to the Secretary, and the assistance that the 
        Secretary plans to make available to a prospective purchaser in 
        accordance with this section. The initial sales price shall be 
        reasonably related to the intended use of the property after 
        sale, any rehabilitation requirements for the project, the 
        rents for units in the project that can be supported by the 
        market, the amount of rental assistance available for the 
        project under section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 
        1937, and the occupancy profile of the project.
            ``(2) Community and tenant input.--In carrying out this 
        section, the Secretary shall develop procedures--
                    ``(A) to obtain appropriate and timely input into 
                disposition plans from officials of the unit of general 
                local government affected, the community in which the 
                project is situated, and the tenants of the project; 
                and
                    ``(B) to facilitate, where feasible and 
                appropriate, the sale of multifamily housing projects 
                to existing tenant organizations with demonstrated 
                capacity, to public or nonprofit entities that 
                represent or are affiliated with existing tenant 
                organizations, or to other public or nonprofit 
                entities.
            ``(3) Technical assistance.--To carry out the procedures 
        developed under paragraph (2), the Secretary may provide 
        technical assistance, directly or indirectly, and may use 
        amounts available for technical assistance under the Emergency 
        Low Income Housing Preservation Act of 1987, subtitle C of the 
        Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act 
        of 1990, subtitle B of title IV of the Cranston-Gonzalez 
        National Affordable Housing Act, or this section, for the 
        provision of technical assistance under this paragraph. 
        Recipients of technical assistance funding under the provisions 
        referred to in this paragraph shall be permitted to provide 
        technical assistance to the extent of such funding under any of 
        such provisions or under this paragraph, notwithstanding the 
        source of the funding.
    ``(k) Right of First Refusal for Local and State Government 
Agencies.--
            ``(1) Notification of acquisition of title.--Not later than 
        30 days after acquiring title to a multifamily housing project, 
        the Secretary shall notify the unit of general local government 
        (which, for purposes of this subsection, shall include any 
        public housing agency) for the area in which the project is 
        located and the State agency or agencies designated by the 
        Governor of the State in which the project is located of such 
        acquisition.
            ``(2) Right of first refusal.--During the period beginning 
        upon acquisition of title to a multifamily housing project and 
        ending 45 days after completion of notification under paragraph 
        (1), the Secretary may offer to sell and may sell the project 
        only to the unit of general local government or the designated 
        State agency.
            ``(3) Expression of interest.--The unit of general local 
        government or designated State agency may submit to the 
        Secretary a preliminary expression of interest in a project not 
        later than 45 days after receiving notification from the 
        Secretary under paragraph (1) regarding the project. The 
        Secretary may take such actions as may be necessary to require 
        the unit of general local government or designated State agency 
        to substantiate such interest.
            ``(4) Timely expression of interest.--If the unit of 
        general local government or designated State agency has 
        submitted an expression of interest in a project before the 
        expiration of the 45-day period referred to in paragraph (3) 
        and has substantiated such interest if requested, the 
        Secretary, upon approval of a disposition plan for the project, 
        shall--
                    ``(A) notify the unit of general local government 
                and designated State agency of the terms and conditions 
                of the disposition plan; and
                    ``(B) provide that, for 90 days after the date of 
                such notification, only the unit of general local 
                government or designated State agency may make an offer 
                to purchase the project.
            ``(5) Failure to timely express interest.--If the unit of 
        general local government or designated State agency does not 
        timely express and, if requested, substantiate interest in a 
        project as provided in paragraph (4), the Secretary may offer 
        the project for sale to any interested person or entity upon 
        approval of the disposition plan for the project.
            ``(6) Acceptance of offers.--If the unit of general local 
        government or designated State agency timely expresses and, if 
        requested, substantiates interest in a project as provided in 
        paragraph (4), the Secretary shall accept an offer made by the 
        unit of general local government or designated State agency 
        during the 90-day period for the project under paragraph (4)(B) 
        that complies with the terms and conditions of the disposition 
        plan for the project. The Secretary may accept an offer that 
        does not comply with the terms and conditions of the 
        disposition plan if the Secretary determines that the offer 
        will further the goals specified in subsection (a) by actions 
        that include extension of the duration of low-income 
        affordability restrictions or otherwise restructuring the 
        transaction in a manner that enhances the long-term 
        affordability for low-income persons. The Secretary may reduce 
        the initial sales price in exchange for the extension of low-
        income affordability restrictions beyond the period of 
        assistance contemplated by the attachment of assistance 
        pursuant to subsection (i)(1) and in order to facilitate 
        affordable rents.
            ``(7) Failure to sell to local or state government 
        agency.--If the Secretary and the unit of general local 
        government or designated State agency cannot reach agreement on 
        an offer for purchase of a project within the 90-day period for 
        the project under paragraph (4)(B), the Secretary may offer the 
        project for sale to the general public.
            ``(8) Purchase by unit of general local government or 
        designated state agency.--Notwithstanding any other provision 
        of law, a unit of general local government (including a public 
        housing agency) or designated State agency may purchase a 
        subsidized or formerly subsidized project in accordance with 
        this subsection.
            ``(9) Applicability.--This subsection shall apply to 
        projects that are acquired on or after the effective date of 
        this subsection. With respect to projects acquired before such 
        effective date, the Secretary may apply--
                    ``(A) the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3) of 
                section 203(e) (as in effect immediately before the 
                effective date of this subsection); or
                    ``(B) the requirements of paragraphs (1) through 
                (7) of this subsection, if--
                            ``(i) the Secretary gives the unit of 
                        general local government or designated State 
                        agency 45 days to express interest in the 
                        project; and
                            ``(ii) the unit of general local government 
                        or designated State agency expresses interest 
                        in the project before the expiration of the 45-
                        day period, and substantiates such interest if 
                        requested, within 90 days from the date of 
                        notification of the terms and conditions of the 
                        disposition plan to make an offer to purchase 
                        the project.
            ``(10) Transfer by local or state government agency 
        purchasers.--The Secretary shall permit units of general local 
        government and designated State agencies to transfer 
        multifamily housing projects acquired under the right of first 
        refusal under this subsection to a private entity, but only if 
        the local government or State agency clearly identifies its 
        intention to transfer the project in the offer to purchase the 
        property accepted by the Secretary under this subsection.
    ``(l) Displacement of Tenants and Relocation Assistance.--
            ``(1) In general.--Whenever tenants will be displaced as a 
        result of the disposition of, or repairs to, a multifamily 
        housing project that is owned by the Secretary (or for which 
        the Secretary is mortgagee in possession), the Secretary shall 
        identify tenants who will be displaced and shall notify all 
        such tenants of their pending displacement and of any 
        relocation assistance that may be available. In the case of the 
        disposition of tenants of a multifamily housing project that is 
        not owned by the Secretary (and for which the Secretary is not 
        mortgagee in possession), the Secretary shall require the owner 
        of the project to carry out the requirements of this paragraph.
            ``(2) Rights of displaced tenants.--The Secretary shall 
        ensure for any such tenant (who continues to meet applicable 
        qualification standards) the right--
                    ``(A) to return, whenever possible, to a repaired 
                unit;
                    ``(B) to occupy a unit in another multifamily 
                housing project owned by the Secretary;
                    ``(C) to obtain housing assistance under the United 
                States Housing Act of 1937; or
                    ``(D) to receive any other available relocation 
                assistance as the Secretary determines to be 
                appropriate.
    ``(m) Mortgage and Project Sales.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary may not approve the sale 
        of any loan or mortgage held by the Secretary (including any 
        loan or mortgage owned by the Government National Mortgage 
        Association) on any subsidized project or formerly subsidized 
        project, unless such sale is made as part of a transaction that 
        will ensure that such project will continue to operate at least 
        until the maturity date of such loan or mortgage, in a manner 
        that will provide rental housing on terms at least as 
        advantageous to existing and future tenants as the terms 
        required by the program under which the loan or mortgage was 
        made or insured prior to the assignment of the loan or mortgage 
        on such project to the Secretary.
            ``(2) Sale of certain projects.--The Secretary may not 
        approve the sale of any subsidized project--
                    ``(A) that is subject to a mortgage held by the 
                Secretary, or
                    ``(B) if the sale transaction involves the 
                provision of any additional subsidy funds by the 
                Secretary or a recasting of the mortgage,
        unless such sale is made as part of a transaction that will 
        ensure that the project will continue to operate, at least 
        until the maturity date of the loan or mortgage, in a manner 
        that will provide rental housing on terms at least as 
        advantageous to existing and future tenants as the terms 
        required by the program under which the loan or mortgage was 
        made or insured prior to the proposed sale of the project.
            ``(3) Mortgage sales to state and local governments.--
        Notwithstanding any provision of law that requires competitive 
        sales or bidding, the Secretary may carry out negotiated sales 
        of subsidized or formerly subsidized mortgages held by the 
        Secretary, without the competitive selection of purchasers or 
        intermediaries, to units of general local government or State 
        agencies, or groups of investors that include at least one such 
        unit of general local government or State agency, if the 
        negotiations are conducted with such agencies, except that--
                    ``(A) the terms of any such sale shall include the 
                agreement of the purchasing agency or unit of local 
                government or State agency to act as mortgagee or owner 
                of a beneficial interest in such mortgages, in a manner 
                consistent with maintaining the projects that are 
                subject to such mortgages for occupancy by the general 
                tenant group intended to be served by the applicable 
                mortgage insurance program, including, to the extent 
                the Secretary determines appropriate, authorizing such 
                unit of local government or State agency to enforce the 
                provisions of any regulatory agreement or other program 
                requirements applicable to the related projects; and
                    ``(B) the sales prices for such mortgages shall be, 
                in the determination of the Secretary, the best prices 
                that may be obtained for such mortgages from a unit of 
                general local government or State agency, consistent 
                with the expectation and intention that the projects 
                financed will be retained for use under the applicable 
                mortgage insurance program for the life of the initial 
                mortgage insurance contract.
            ``(4) Sale of mortgages covering unsubsidized projects.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary may 
        sell mortgages held on unsubsidized projects on such terms and 
        conditions as the Secretary may prescribe.
    ``(n) Report to Congress.--Not later than June 1 of each year, the 
Secretary shall submit to the Congress a report describing the status 
of multifamily housing projects owned by or subject to mortgages held 
by the Secretary. The report shall include--
            ``(1) the name, address, and size of each project;
            ``(2) the nature and date of assignment of each project;
            ``(3) the status of the mortgage for each project;
            ``(4) the physical condition of each project;
            ``(5) for each subsidized or formerly subsidized project, 
        an occupancy profile of the project, stating the income, family 
        size, race, and ethnic origin of current residents and the 
        rents paid by such residents;
            ``(6) the proportion of units in each project that are 
        vacant;
            ``(7) the date on which the Secretary became mortgagee in 
        possession of each project, if applicable;
            ``(8) the date and conditions of any foreclosure sale for a 
        project;
            ``(9) the date of acquisition of each project by the 
        Secretary, if applicable;
            ``(10) the date and conditions of any property disposition 
        sale for a project;
            ``(11) a description of actions undertaken pursuant to this 
        section, including a description of the effectiveness of such 
        actions and any impediments to the disposition or management of 
        multifamily housing projects;
            ``(12) a description of any of the functions performed in 
        connection with this section that are contracted out to public 
        or private entities or to States; and
            ``(13) a description of the activities carried out under 
        subsection (k) during the preceding year.''.
    (c) Clarification of Federal Preferences.--
            (1) Public housing tenancy.--Section 6(c)(4)(A)(i) of the 
        United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437d(c)(4)(A)(i)) 
        is amended by inserting after ``displaced'' the following: 
        ``(including displacement because of disposition of a 
        multifamily housing project under section 203 of the Housing 
        and Community Development Amendments of 1978)''.
            (2) Section 8 assistance.--Section 8(d)(1)(A)(i) of the 
        United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(d)(1)(A)(i)) 
        is amended by inserting after ``displaced'' the following: 
        ``(including displacement because of disposition of a 
        multifamily housing project under section 203 of the Housing 
        and Community Development Amendments of 1978)''.
    (d) Definition of Owner.--Section 8(f)(1) of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437f(f)(1)) is amended by inserting 
``an agency of the Federal Government,'' after ``cooperative,''.
    (e) Amendment to National Housing Act.--Title V of the National 
Housing Act (12 U.S.C. 1731a et seq.) is amended by adding at the end 
the following new section:

      ``partial payment of claims on multifamily housing projects

    ``Sec. 541. (a) Authority.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, if the Secretary is requested to accept assignment of a mortgage 
insured by the Secretary that covers a multifamily housing project (as 
such term is defined in section 203(b) of the Housing and Community 
Development Amendments of 1978) and the Secretary determines that 
partial payment would be less costly to the Federal Government than 
other reasonable alternatives for maintaining the low-income character 
of the project, the Secretary may request the mortgagee, in lieu of 
assignment, to--
            ``(1) accept partial payment of the claim under the 
        mortgage insurance contract; and
            ``(2) recast the mortgage, under such terms and conditions 
        as the Secretary may determine.
    ``(b) Repayment.--As a condition to a partial claim payment under 
this section, the mortgagor shall agree to repay to the Secretary the 
amount of such payment and such obligation shall be secured by a second 
mortgage on the property on such terms and conditions as the Secretary 
may determine.''.
    (f) Effective Date.--The Secretary shall issue interim regulations 
necessary to implement the amendments made by subsections (b) through 
(d) not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. 
Such interim regulations shall take effect upon issuance and invite 
public comment on the interim regulations. The Secretary shall issue 
final regulations to implement such amendments after opportunity for 
such public comment, but not later than 12 months after the date of 
issuance of such interim regulations.

SEC. 6002. SECTION 235 MORTGAGE REFINANCING.

    Section 235(r) of the National Housing Act is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)(C), by inserting after ``refinanced'' 
        the following: ``, plus the costs incurred in connection with 
        the refinancing as described in paragraph (4)(B) to the extent 
        that the amount for those costs is not otherwise included in 
        the interest rate as permitted by subparagraph (E) or paid by 
        the Secretary as authorized by paragraph (4)(B)'';
            (2) in paragraph (4)--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by 
                inserting after ``otherwise)'' the following: ``and the 
                mortgagee (with respect to the amount described in 
                subparagraph (A))''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (A), by inserting after 
                ``mortgagor'' the following: ``and the mortgagee''; and
            (3) by amending paragraph (5) to read as follows:
    ``(5) The Secretary shall use amounts of budget authority 
recaptured from assistance payments contracts relating to mortgages 
that are being refinanced for assistance payments contracts with 
respect to mortgages insured under this subsection. The Secretary may 
also make such recaptured amounts available for incentives under 
paragraph (4)(A) and the costs incurred in connection with the 
refinancing under paragraph (4)(B). For purposes of subsection 
(c)(3)(A), the amount of recaptured budget authority that the Secretary 
commits for assistance payments contracts relating to mortgages insured 
under this subsection and for amounts paid under paragraph (4) shall 
not be construed as unused.''.

SEC. 6003. USE OF EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUNDS FOR RESIDENCY IN 
              MULTIFAMILY HOUSING DISPOSITION PROJECTS.

    Section 203(f) of the Housing and Community Development Amendments 
of 1978 (12 U.S.C. 1701z-11), as amended by section 6001 of this Act, 
is further amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(4) Emergency assistance funds.--The Secretary may make 
        arrangements with State agencies and units of general local 
        government of States receiving emergency assistance under part 
        A of title IV of the Social Security Act for the provision of 
        assistance under such Act on behalf of eligible families who 
        would reside in any multifamily housing projects.''.

SEC. 6004. ADDITIONAL EMPLOYEES TO FACILITATE DISPOSITION OF FHA 
              INVENTORY PROPERTIES.

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, during fiscal years 
1993, 1994, and 1995 amounts in the various funds of the Federal 
Housing Administration otherwise available to the Secretary of Housing 
and Urban Development for non-overhead expenses associated with 
processing, accounting, loan servicing, asset management, and 
disposition services may be used by the Secretary for personnel 
compensation and benefits for temporary employees of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development employed to manage, service, and dispose 
of single family and multifamily properties insured by, assigned to, or 
owned by the Secretary. The Secretary may employ not more than 400 
temporary employees at any one time using amounts made available 
pursuant to this section, no such employee may be employed in a 
temporary position pursuant to this section for a period in excess of 2 
years, and such employees shall not be considered for purposes of any 
personnel ceiling applicable to the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development or any unit therein or any personnel ceiling applicable to 
temporary employees of the Federal Government.

SEC. 6005. HUD STREAMLINING.

    The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall carry out the 
recommendation of the Report of the National Performance Review, issued 
on September 7, 1993, that the Department streamline its headquarters, 
regional, and field office structure and consolidate and reduce its 
size, without regard to the requirements of section 7(p) of the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development Act.

                 TITLE VII--DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

SEC. 7001. IMPROVEMENT OF MINERALS MANAGEMENT SERVICE ROYALTY 
              COLLECTION.

    (a) The Secretary of the Interior shall, by fiscal year 1995, 
direct the Minerals Management Service, Royalty Management Program, to 
develop and implement (1) an automated business information system to 
provide to its auditors a lease history that includes reference, 
royalty, production, financial, compliance history, pricing and 
valuation, and other information; (2) the optimum methods to identify 
and resolve anomalies and to verify that royalties are paid correctly; 
(3) a more efficient and cost-effective royalty collection process by 
instituting new compliance and enforcement measures, including 
assessments and penalties for erroneous reporting and underreporting; 
(4) pilot projects under which a State may assume mineral receipt 
collections on Federal lands within the State and where the State 
assumes 50 percent of the cost of such pilot project; and (5) such 
other actions as may be necessary to reduce royalty underpayment and 
increase revenue to the U.S. Treasury by an estimated total of $28 
million by fiscal year 1999.
    (b) The Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (Public 
Law No. 97-451), 30 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) is amended by adding a new 
subsection 111(h) as follows:

    ``penalty assessment for substantial underreporting of royalty''

    ``Sec. 111. (h)(1) If there is any underreporting of royalty owed 
on production from any lease issued or administered by the Secretary 
for the production of oil, gas, coal, any other mineral, or geothermal 
steam, from any Federal or Indian lands or the Outer Continental Shelf, 
for any production month, by any person who is responsible for paying 
royalty, the Secretary may assess a penalty of 10 percent of the amount 
of that underreporting.
    ``(2) If there is a substantial underreporting of royalty owed on 
production from any lease issued or administered by the Secretary for 
the production of oil, gas, coal, any other mineral, or geothermal 
steam, from any Federal or Indian lands or the Outer Continental Shelf, 
for any production month, by any person who is responsible for paying 
royalty, the Secretary may assess a penalty of 20 percent of the amount 
of that substantial underreporting.
    ``(3) For purposes of this section, the term `underreporting' means 
the difference between the royalty on the value of the production which 
should have been reported and the royalty on the value of the 
production which was reported, if the value of the production which 
should have been reported is greater than the value of the production 
which was reported. An underreporting constitutes a `substantial 
underreporting' if such difference exceeds 10 percent of the royalty on 
the value of the production which should have been reported.
    ``(4) The Secretary shall not impose the assessment provided in 
paragraphs (1) or (2) if the person corrects the underreporting before 
the date the person receives notice from the Secretary that an 
underreporting may have occurred, or before 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this section, whichever is later.
    ``(5) The Secretary shall waive any portion of an assessment 
provided in paragraphs (1) or (2) attributable to that portion of the 
underreporting for which the person demonstrates that--
            ``(i) the person had written authorization from the 
        Secretary to report royalty on the value of the production on 
        the basis on which it was reported, or
            ``(ii) the person had substantial authority for reporting 
        royalty on the value of the production on the basis on which it 
        was reported, or
            ``(iii) the person previously had notified the Secretary, 
        in such manner as the Secretary may by rule prescribe, of 
        relevant reasons or facts affecting the royalty treatment of 
        specific production which led to the underreporting, or
            ``(iv) the person meets any other exception which the 
        Secretary may, by rule, establish.
    ``(6) All penalties collected under this subsection shall be 
deposited to the same accounts in the Treasury or paid to the same 
recipients in the same manner as the royalty with respect to which such 
penalty is paid.''.

SEC. 7002. PHASE OUT OF MINERAL INSTITUTE PROGRAM.

    The Secretary of the Interior, beginning in fiscal year 1995, shall 
take action to phase out the Mining and Mineral Resources Research 
Institute Act of 1984, Public Law 98-409, as amended (98 Stat. 1536 
through 1541 and 102 Stat. 2339 through 2341, 30 U.S.C. 1221 through 
1230). There are hereby authorized to be appropriated under the Act the 
following amounts: fiscal year 1995--$6.5 million; fiscal year 1996--$5 
million; fiscal year 1997--$3 million; and fiscal year 1998--$1.5 
million. No further appropriations for this Act are authorized after 
September 30, 1998.

SEC. 7003. REORGANIZATION STUDY OF BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.

    (a) General Authority.--The Secretary of the Interior, with the 
active participation of Indian tribes, shall conduct a study of the 
reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
    (b) Content.--The study conducted under subsection (a) shall 
include (but shall not be limited to)--
            (1) an examination of the current structure of the Bureau 
        of Indian Affairs and recommendations for structural changes to 
        improve the implementation of Federal trust responsibilities 
        toward Indian tribes;
            (2) an examination of the current roles of the Central, 
        Area, and Agency offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and 
        recommendations to improve efficiency of the Bureau through 
        reorganization;
            (3) an examination of the efficiency of the Bureau of 
        Indian Affairs in comparison with other Bureaus of the 
        Department of the Interior;
            (4) an examination of the barriers to the implementation of 
        the 1988 amendments to the Indian Self-Determination and 
        Education Assistance Act throughout the Department of the 
        Interior and a proposed plan for effective implementation; and
            (5) recommendations for the transfer of personnel and 
        resources from the Central, Area, and Agency offices of the 
        Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indian tribes.
    (c) Report.--The Secretary shall complete the study conducted 
pursuant to this section and shall submit such study, together with 
recommendations and draft legislation to implement such 
recommendations, to the Congress within one year after the date of 
enactment of this Act.

SEC. 7004. TERMINATION OF ANNUAL DIRECT GRANT ASSISTANCE

    (a) Termination.--Pursuant to section 704(d) of the Covenant to 
Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political 
Union with the United States of America (48 U.S.C. 1681 note), the 
annual payments under section 702 of the Covenant shall terminate as of 
September 30, 1993.
    (b) Repeal.--Sections 3 and 4 of the Act of March 24, 1976 (Public 
Law 94-241; 48 U.S.C. 1681 note), as amended, are repealed, effective 
October 1, 1993.

                  TITLE VIII--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 8001. LIMITATION ON CERTAIN ANNUAL PAY ADJUSTMENTS.

    Effective as of December 31, 1994--
            (1) section 601(a)(2) of the Legislative Reorganization Act 
        of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 31(2)) is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``(2) Effective'' and inserting 
                ``(2)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), effective''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(B) In no event shall the percentage adjustment taking effect 
under subparagraph (A) in any calendar year (before rounding), in any 
rate of pay, exceed the percentage adjustment taking effect in such 
calendar year under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code, in the 
rates of pay under the General Schedule.'';
            (2) section 104 of title 3, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                    (A) in the first sentence by inserting ``(a)'' 
                before ``The'';
                    (B) in the second sentence by striking 
                ``Effective'' and inserting ``Subject to subsection 
                (b), effective''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) In no event shall the percentage adjustment taking effect 
under the second and third sentences of subsection (a) in any calendar 
year (before rounding) exceed the percentage adjustment taking effect 
in such calendar year under section 5303 of title 5 in the rates of pay 
under the General Schedule.'';
            (3) section 5318 of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                    (A) in the first sentence by striking ``Effective'' 
                and inserting ``(a) Subject to subsection (b), 
                effective''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) In no event shall the percentage adjustment taking effect 
under subsection (a) in any calendar year (before rounding), in any 
rate of pay, exceed the percentage adjustment taking effect in such 
calendar year under section 5303 in the rates of pay under the General 
Schedule.''; and
            (4) section 461(a) of title 28, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                    (A) by striking ``(a) Effective'' and inserting 
                ``(a)(1) Subject to paragraph (2), effective''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(2) In no event shall the percentage adjustment taking effect 
under paragraph (1) in any calendar year (before rounding), in any 
salary rate, exceed the percentage adjustment taking effect in such 
calendar year under section 5303 of title 5 in the rates of pay under 
the General Schedule.''.

SEC. 8002. REDUCTION OF FEDERAL FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT POSITIONS.

    (a) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term ``agency'' 
means an Executive agency as defined under section 105 of title 5, 
United States Code, but does not include the General Accounting Office.
    (b) Limitations on Full-Time Equivalent Positions.--The President, 
through the Office of Management and Budget (in consultation with the 
Office of Personnel Management), shall ensure that the total number of 
full-time equivalent positions in all agencies shall not exceed--
            (1) 2,053,600 during fiscal year 1994;
            (2) 1,999,600 during fiscal year 1995;
            (3) 1,945,600 during fiscal year 1996;
            (4) 1,895,600 during fiscal year 1997; and
            (5) 1,851,600 during fiscal year 1998.
    (c) Monitoring and Notification.--The Office of Management and 
Budget, after consultation with the Office of Personnel Management, 
shall--
            (1) continuously monitor all agencies and make a 
        determination on the first date of each quarter of each 
        applicable fiscal year of whether the requirements under 
        subsection (b) are met; and
            (2) notify the President and the Congress on the first date 
        of each quarter of each applicable fiscal year of any 
        determination that any requirement of subsection (b) is not 
        met.
    (d) Compliance.--If at any time during a fiscal year, the Office of 
Management and Budget notifies the President and the Congress that any 
requirement under subsection (b) is not met, no agency may hire any 
employee for any position in such agency until the Office of Management 
and Budget notifies the President and the Congress that the total 
number of full-time equivalent positions for all agencies equals or is 
less than the applicable number required under subsection (b).
    (e) Waiver.--
            (1) Emergencies.--Any provision of this section may be 
        waived upon a determination by the President that--
                    (A) the existence of a state of war or other 
                national security concern so requires; or
                    (B) the existence of an extraordinary emergency 
                threatening life, health, safety, property, or the 
                environment so requires.
            (2) Agency efficiency or critical mission.--
                    (A) Subsection (d) may be waived, in the case of a 
                particular position or category of positions in an 
                agency, upon a determination of the President that the 
                efficiency of the agency or the performance of a 
                critical agency mission so requires.
                    (B) Whenever the President grants a waiver pursuant 
                to subparagraph (A), the President shall take all 
                necessary actions to ensure that the overall 
                limitations set forth in subsection (b) are not 
                exceeded.

                     TITLE IX--DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

SEC. 9001. DETERRENCE OF FRAUD AND ABUSE IN FECA PROGRAM.

    (a) Section 8102 of title 5, United States Code, is amended to 
redesignate subsection (b) as subsection (c), and to add the following 
new subsection (b):
    ``(b) An individual convicted of a violation of 18 U.S.C. 1920, as 
amended, or of any other fraud related to the application for or 
receipt of benefits under subchapter I or III of chapter 81 of title 5, 
shall forfeit, as of the date of the conviction, all entitlement to any 
prospective benefits provided by subchapter I or III for any injury 
occurring on or before the date of the conviction. Such a forfeiture of 
benefits shall be in addition to any action the Secretary may take 
under section 8106 or 8129 of title 5, United States Code.''.
    (b) Section 8116 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by 
adding the following new subsection (e):
    ``(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, no 
benefits under sections 8105 or 8106 of this subchapter shall be paid 
or provided to any individual during any period during which such 
individual is confined in a jail, prison, or other penal institution or 
correctional facility, pursuant to that individual's conviction of an 
offense that constituted a felony under applicable law, except where 
such individual has one or more dependents within the meaning of 
section 8110 of this subchapter, in which case the Secretary may, 
during the period of incarceration, pay to such dependents a percentage 
of the benefits that would have been payable to such individual 
computed according to the percentages set forth in section 8133(a) (1)-
(5) of this subchapter.''.
    (c) Section 8116 of title 5, United States Code, is further amended 
by adding the following new subsection (f):
    ``(f) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 552a of this title, 
or any other provision of Federal or State law, any agency of the 
United States Government or of any State (or political subdivision 
thereof) shall make available to the Secretary, upon written request, 
the names and Social Security account numbers of individuals who are 
confined in a jail, prison or other penal institution or correctional 
facility under the jurisdiction of such agency, pursuant to such 
individuals' conviction of an offense that constituted a felony under 
applicable law, which the Secretary may require to carry out the 
provisions of this subsection.''.
    (d) Section 1920 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows: ``Whoever knowingly and willfully falsifies, conceals, 
or covers up a material fact, or makes a false, fictitious, or 
fraudulent statement or representation, or makes or uses a false 
statement or report knowing the same to contain any false, fictitious 
or fraudulent statement or entry in connection with the application for 
or receipt of compensation or other benefit or payment under subchapter 
I or III of chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code, shall be 
punished by a fine of not more than $250,000, or by imprisonment for 
not more than five years, or both.''.
    (e) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the amendments 
made by this section shall be effective on the date of enactment and 
shall apply to actions taken on or after the date of enactment both 
with respect to claims filed before the day of enactment and with 
respect to claims filed after such date.
    (f) The amendments made by subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this 
section shall be effective on the date of enactment and shall apply to 
any person convicted or imprisoned on or after the date of enactment.
    (g) The amendment made by subsection (d) of this section shall be 
effective on the date of enactment and shall apply to any claim, 
statement, representation, report, or other written document made or 
submitted in connection with a claim filed under subchapter I or III of 
chapter 81 of title 5, United States Code.

SEC. 9002. ENHANCEMENT OF REEMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES 
              DISABLED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY.

    (a) Section 8104 of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking the comma after ``employment'' and by 
        striking ``other than employment undertaken pursuant to such 
        rehabilitation'' from subsection (b); and
            (2) by adding the following new subsection (c):
    ``(c) The Secretary of Labor, as part of the vocational 
rehabilitation effort, may assist permanently disabled individuals in 
seeking and/or obtaining employment. The Secretary may reimburse an 
employer (including a Federal employer), who was not the employer at 
the time of injury and who agrees to employ a disabled beneficiary, for 
portions of the salary paid by such employer to the reemployed, 
disabled beneficiary. Any such sums shall be paid from the Employees' 
Compensation Fund.''.
    (b) The Secretary of Labor is authorized to expand the Federal 
Employees' Compensation Act Periodic Roll Management Project to all 
offices of the Office of Workers' Compensation Program of the 
Department of Labor.
    (c) The provisions of, and amendments made by, subsections (a) and 
(b) of this section shall be effective on the date of enactment.

SEC. 9003. WAGE DETERMINATIONS.

    (a) The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 
351 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
    ``Sec. 11. To more effectively implement wage determination 
procedures, the Secretary of Labor is authorized to develop and 
implement an electronic data interchange system to request and obtain 
wage determinations required under the Act.''.
    (b) The Davis-Bacon Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 276a et seq.) is 
amended by adding at the end the following new section:
    ``Sec. 8. To more effectively implement wage determination 
procedures, the Secretary of Labor is authorized to develop and 
implement an electronic data interchange system to request and obtain 
wage determinations required under the Act.''.
    (c) The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) of this section 
shall be effective on the date of enactment.

SEC. 9004. ELIMINATION OF FILING REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Section 101(b) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act 
of 1974 (ERISA) (29 U.S.C. 1021(b)) is amended by striking paragraphs 
(1), (2) and (3) and by redesignating paragraphs (4) and (5) as 
paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively.
    (b) Section 102 of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1022) is amended by striking 
paragraph (a)(2) and redesignating paragraph (a)(1) as subsection (a).
    (c) Section 104(a)(1) of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1024(a)(1)) is amended to 
read as follows:
    ``Sec. 104. (a)(1) The administrator of any employee benefit plan 
subject to this part shall file with the Secretary the annual report 
for a plan year within 210 days after the close of such year (or within 
such time as may be required by regulations promulgated by the 
Secretary in order to reduce duplicative filing). The Secretary shall 
make copies of such annual reports available for inspection in the 
public document room of the Department of Labor. The administrator 
shall also furnish to the Secretary, upon request, any documents 
relating to the employee benefit plan including but not limited to the 
summary plan description, description of material modifications to the 
plan, bargaining agreement, trust agreement, contract, or other 
instrument under which the plan is established or operated.''.
    (d) Section 104(b) of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1024(b)) is amended by 
adding at the end the following new paragraph:
            ``(5) The Secretary shall, upon written request of any 
        participant or beneficiary of a plan for a copy of any 
        documents described in paragraph (4), make a written request to 
        the plan administrator for copies of such documents. The plan 
        administrator shall comply with such request from the 
        Secretary. Upon obtaining such copies from the plan 
        administrator, the Secretary shall provide them to the 
        requesting participant or beneficiary. In making a request 
        under this paragraph to the plan administrator, the Secretary 
        shall not disclose to the plan administrator the identity of 
        the participant or beneficiary. The administrator may make a 
        reasonable charge to cover the cost of furnishing such complete 
        copies consistent with any regulations issued by the Secretary 
        pursuant to paragraph (4). The Secretary may require the 
        participant or beneficiary to reimburse the Secretary for such 
        charges before the participant receives the requested 
        copies.''.
    (e) Section 106(a) of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1026(a)) is amended by 
striking ``descriptions,''.
    (f) Section 107 of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1027) is amended by striking 
``description or''.
    (g) Section 108 of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1028) is amended by striking 
``(B) after publishing or filing the plan description, annual 
reports,'' and inserting ``(B) after publishing the plan description, 
or after publishing or filing the annual reports,''.
    (h) Section 109(b) of ERISA (29 U.S.C. 1029(b)) is amended to read 
as follows:
    ``(b) The financial statement and opinion required to be prepared 
by an independent qualified public accountant pursuant to section 
103(a)(3)(A) and the actuarial statement required to be prepared by an 
enrolled actuary pursuant to section 103(a)(4)(A) shall not be required 
to be submitted on forms.''.
    (i) Section 502(c) of ERISA is amended by adding at the end the 
following new paragraph:
            ``(4) The Secretary may assess a civil penalty against any 
        plan administrator of up to $100 per day from the date of such 
        plan administrator's failure or refusal to comply with a 
        request for documents which such administrator is required to 
        furnish to the Secretary (unless such failure or refusal 
        results from matters reasonably beyond the control of the 
        administrator) pursuant to section 104(b)(5) by mailing the 
        material requested to the address provided by the Secretary 
        within 30 days after such request.''.
    (j) Effective Date.--The provisions of this section shall take 
effect on the date of enactment of this Act.

   TITLE X--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND UNITED STATES INFORMATION AGENCY

SEC. 10001. IMPROVEMENT OF EFFICIENCY OF STATE DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES.

    The Secretary of State shall take action to improve the efficiency 
of the activities of the Department of State and save a total of 
$5,700,000 by the end of fiscal year 1999.

SEC. 10002. IMPROVEMENT OF EFFICIENCY OF USIA PUBLIC DIPLOMACY 
              ACTIVITIES.

    The Director of the United States Information Agency (USIA) shall 
take action to improve the efficiency of USIA's public diplomacy 
activities and save a total of $15,000,000 by the end of fiscal year 
1999.

                 TITLE XI--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

SEC. 11001. REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS FOR CERTAIN MERCHANT SEAMEN.

    (a) In General.--Title III of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 
App. U.S.C. 1131) is amended by inserting after section 301 the 
following new section:
    ``Sec. 302. (a) An individual who is certified by the Secretary of 
Transportation under subsection (c) shall be entitled to reemployment 
rights and other benefits substantially equivalent to the rights and 
benefits provided for by chapter 43 of title 38, United States Code, 
for any member of a Reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United 
States who is ordered to active duty.
    ``(b) An individual may submit an application for certification 
under subsection (c) to the Secretary of Transportation not later than 
45 days after the date the individual completes a period of employment 
described in subsection (c)(1)(A) with respect to which the application 
is submitted.
    ``(c) Not later than 20 days after the date the Secretary of 
Transportation receives from an individual an application for 
certification under this subsection, the Secretary shall--
            ``(1) determine whether or not the individual--
                    ``(A) was employed in the activation or operation 
                of a vessel--
                            ``(i) in the National Defense Reserve Fleet 
                        maintained under section 11 of the Merchant 
                        Ship Sales Act of 1946, in a period in which 
                        that vessel was in use or being activated for 
                        use under subsection (b) of that section;
                            ``(ii) that is requisitioned or purchased 
                        under section 902 of this Act; or
                            ``(iii) that is owned, chartered, or 
                        controlled by the United States and used by the 
                        United States for a war, armed conflict, 
                        national emergency, or maritime mobilization 
                        need (including for training purposes or 
                        testing for readiness and suitability for 
                        mission performance); and
                    ``(B) during the period of that employment, 
                possessed a valid license, certificate of registry, or 
                merchant mariner's document issued under chapter 71 or 
                chapter 73 (as applicable) of title 46, United States 
                Code; and
            ``(2) if the Secretary makes affirmative determinations 
        under paragraph (1) (A) and (B), certify that individual under 
        this subsection.
    ``(d) For purposes of reemployment rights and benefits provided by 
this section, a certification under subsection (c) shall be considered 
to be the equivalent of a certificate referred to in clause (1) of 
section 4301(a) of title 38, United States Code.''.
    (b) Application.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply 
to employment described in section 302(c)(1)(A) of the Merchant Marine 
Act, 1936, as amended by subsection (a), occurring after August 2, 
1990.
    (c) Employment Ending Before Enactment.--Notwithstanding subsection 
(b) of section 302 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended by this 
Act, an individual who, in the period beginning August 2, 1990, and 
ending on the date of the enactment of this Act, completed a period of 
employment described in subsection (c)(1)(A) of that section may submit 
an application for certification under subsection (c) of that section 
with respect to that employment not later than 45 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act.
    (d) Regulations.--Not later than 120 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue 
regulations implementing this section.

SEC. 11102. REFORM OF ESSENTIAL AIR SERVICE PROGRAM.

    Section 419 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 App. U.S.C. 
1389) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by striking paragraph (2) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(2) Restrictions on qualifications as an eligible 
        point.--To qualify as an eligible point in the 48 contiguous 
        states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for purposes of fiscal year 
        1995 and thereafter, a point described in paragraph (1) must 
        not require a rate of subsidy per passenger in excess of $200 
        unless such point is more than 210 miles from the nearest large 
        or medium hub airport and may not be located fewer than 70 
        highway miles from the nearest large or medium hub airport;'' 
        and
            (2) in subsection (l) by striking paragraph (2) and 
        inserting the following:
            ``(2) Amounts available.--There shall be available to the 
        Secretary from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund to incur 
        obligations under this section $33,423,077 per fiscal year for 
        each of fiscal years 1994 through 1999. Such amounts shall 
        remain available until expended. Unobligated balances that 
        remain available as of September 30, 1994, are rescinded.''.

SEC. 11003. AIRWAY SCIENCE PROGRAM.

    (a) Repeal.--All authority for--
            (1) the Secretary of Transportation to enter into grant 
        agreements with universities or colleges having an airway 
        science curriculum recognized by the Federal Aviation 
        Administration, to conduct demonstration projects in the 
        development, advancement, or expansion of airway science 
        programs; and
            (2) the Federal Aviation Administration to enter into 
        competitive grant agreements with institutions of higher 
        education having airway science curricula, and all 
        authorizations to appropriate for such purposes, as enacted 
        under the head, ``Federal Aviation Administration, Facilities 
        and Equipment'', in the Department of Transportation and 
        Related Agencies Appropriations Acts for fiscal years ending 
        before October 1, 1993;
is repealed.
    (b) Limitation.--Subsection (a) shall not affect the authority of 
the Secretary to enter into grant agreements with universities, 
colleges, or institutions of higher education to obligate funds 
appropriated for fiscal years ending before October 1, 1993, which have 
not been rescinded.

SEC. 11004. COLLEGIATE TRAINING INITIATIVE.

    (a) In General.--Section 313(d) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 
(49 U.S.C. App. 1354(d)) is amended--
            (1) by striking the subsection heading and all that follows 
        through ``The Administrator'' and inserting the following:
    ``(d) Training Schools.--
            ``(1) In general.--The Administrator'';
            (2) by moving the text of paragraph (1), as so designated, 
        2 ems to the right; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Collegiate training initiative.--
                    ``(A) Continuation.--The Administrator of the 
                Federal Aviation Administration may continue the 
                Collegiate Training Initiative program, by entering 
                into new agreements, with post-secondary institutions, 
                as defined by the Administrator, whereby such 
                institutions, without cost to the Federal Aviation 
                Administration, prepare students for the position of 
                air traffic controller with the Department of 
                Transportation, as defined in section 2109 of title 5, 
                United States Code.
                    ``(B) Standards.--The Administrator may establish 
                standards for the entry of institutions into such 
                program and for their continued participation in it.
                    ``(C) Appointment in Excepted Service.--The 
                Administrator may appoint persons who have successfully 
                completed a course of training in such program to the 
                position of air traffic controller noncompetitively in 
                the excepted service, as defined in section 2103 of 
                title 5, United States Code. Persons so appointed shall 
                serve at the pleasure of the Administrator, subject to 
                section 7511 of such title (pertaining to adverse 
                actions). However, an appointment under this 
                subparagraph may be converted from one in the excepted 
                service to a career conditional or career appointment 
                in the competitive civil service, as defined in section 
                2102 of such title when the incumbent achieves full 
                performance level air traffic controller status, as 
                determined by the Administrator. The authority 
                conferred by this subparagraph to make new appointments 
                in the excepted service shall expire at the end of 5 
                years from the date of the enactment of this 
                subparagraph; except that the Administrator may 
                determine to extend such authority for 1 or more 
                successive 1-year periods thereafter.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 362 of the Department of 
Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (106 Stat. 
1560) is repealed.
    (c) Limitation.--The repeal and the amendments made by this section 
shall not prohibit the expenditure of funds appropriated for fiscal 
years ending before October 1, 1994.

               TITLE XII--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                Subtitle A--Administrative Improvements

SEC. 12001. ELIMINATION OF HOSPITAL AND NURSING HOME BED CAPACITY 
              REQUIREMENTS.

    (a) Section 8110(a)(1) of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``at not more than 125,000 and not less 
        than 100,000''; and
            (2) by striking the third and fourth sentences.
    (b) Section 8111(a) of such title is amended by striking out 
``result (1)'' and all that follows through ``maintained or''.

SEC. 12002. ELIMINATION OF REQUIREMENT FOR MINIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONNEL 
              IN THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL.

    Subsection (b) of section 312 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended to read as follows:
    ``(b) Whenever the Secretary proposes to reduce the authorized 
number of full-time equivalent employees assigned to the Office of 
Inspector General, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on 
Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives a report 
providing notice of the proposed reduction and a detailed explanation 
for the proposed reduction. No action to carry out the proposed 
reduction may be taken after the submission of such report until the 
end of a 45-day period of continuous session of Congress (determined in 
the same manner as specified in the last sentence of section 510(b) of 
this title) following the date of the submission of the report.''.

SEC. 12003. MODIFICATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REORGANIZATION AUTHORITY.

    (a) Modification of Requirement To Report to Congress.--Section 510 
of title 38, United States Code, is amended by striking out ``90-day'' 
both places it appears in subsection (b) and inserting in lieu thereof 
``45-day''.
    (b) Authority To Reorganize Offices in Event of Emergency.--Such 
section is further amended by striking out subsection (d) and inserting 
the following:
    ``(d)(1) The limitation in subsection (b) does not apply with 
respect to an administrative reorganization at a medical facility if 
the Secretary determines that the reorganization is necessary to 
respond to an emergency situation at that facility. The Secretary may 
determine that there is an emergency situation at a medical facility 
for purposes of this subsection only in a case in which there would be 
an immediate danger to patients and employees at that facility without 
the reorganization. In the case of a facility at which officials of the 
Department are considering whether to implement an administrative 
reorganization before the event or occurrence which leads to an initial 
finding that such an emergency exists, the Secretary may not make such 
a determination.
    ``(2) Whenever the Secretary determines under paragraph (1) that it 
is necessary to carry out an administrative reorganization at a medical 
facility without regard to the limitation in subsection (b), the 
Secretary shall submit a report on that determination to the Committees 
on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives. The 
report shall provide the same information as is provided in a detailed 
plan and justification in the case of an administrative reorganization 
subject to subsection (b). The Secretary shall include in the report an 
explanation of the alternatives to the proposed administrative 
reorganization that were considered and each factor that was considered 
in the decision to reject each such alternative.''.

SEC. 12004. ELIMINATION OF REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN SERVICES IN THE 
              VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) Section 7305 of title 38, United States Code, is repealed.
    (b) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 73 of such 
title is amended by striking the item relating to section 7305.

SEC. 12005. MODIFICATION OF PHYSICIAN REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN SENIOR 
              VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS.

    (a) Under Secretary.--Section 305 of title 38, United States Code, 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(2), by striking out ``shall be a 
        doctor of medicine and shall be'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``shall (except as provided in subsection (d)(1)) be a doctor 
        of medicine. The Under Secretary shall be'';
            (2) in subsection (d)--
                    (A) by adding at the end of paragraph (1) the 
                following: ``If at the time such a commission is 
                established both the position of Deputy Under Secretary 
                for Health and the position of Associate Deputy Under 
                Secretary for Health are held by individuals who are 
                doctors of medicine, the individual appointed by the 
                President as Under Secretary for Health may be someone 
                who is not a doctor of medicine. In any case, the 
                Secretary shall develop, and shall furnish to the 
                commission, specific criteria which the commission 
                shall use in evaluating individuals for recommendations 
                under paragraph (3).'';
                    (B) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph 
                (5);
                    (C) by inserting after the first sentence of 
                paragraph (3) the following: ``In a case in which, 
                pursuant to paragraph (1), the individual to be 
                appointed as Under Secretary does not have to be a 
                doctor of medicine, the commission may make 
                recommendations without regard to the requirement in 
                subsection (a)(2)(A) that the Under Secretary be 
                appointed on the basis of demonstrated ability in the 
                medical profession, but in such a case the commission 
                shall accord a priority to the selection of a doctor of 
                medicine over an individual who is not a doctor of 
                medicine.''; and
                    (D) by designating the last two sentences of 
                paragraph (3) as paragraph (4).
    (b) Deputy and Associate Deputy Under Secretary.--Section 7306 of 
such title is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by striking out ``of the following:'' in the 
                matter preceding paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``such personnel as may be considered necessary 
                for the purposes of this chapter. In appointing persons 
                to positions in the Office, the Under Secretary shall 
                consider the different types of health care services 
                provided to veterans by the Veterans Health 
                Administration and shall seek to ensure that 
                appointments in the Office are made in such a manner 
                that the Office is staffed so as to provide the Under 
                Secretary with appropriate expertise in those services. 
                The Office shall include the following:'';
                    (B) by inserting ``(except as provided in 
                subsection (c))'' in paragraphs (1) and (2) after ``and 
                who shall'';
                    (C) by striking out each paragraph after paragraph 
                (2);
            (2) by striking out subsection (b);
            (3) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b) and 
        striking out ``In the case of'' in the second sentence and all 
        that follows through ``such appointments'' and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``Such appointments''; and
            (4) by inserting after subsection (b), as so redesignated, 
        the following new subsection (c):
    ``(c)(1) If at the time of the appointment of the Deputy Under 
Secretary for Health under subsection (a)(1), both the position of 
Under Secretary for Health and the position of Associate Deputy Under 
Secretary for Health are held by individuals who are doctors of 
medicine, the individual appointed as Deputy Under Secretary for Health 
may be someone who is not a doctor of medicine.
    ``(2) If at the time of the appointment of the Associate Deputy 
Under Secretary for Health under subsection (a)(2), both the position 
of Under Secretary for Health and the position of Deputy Under 
Secretary for Health are held by individuals who are doctors of 
medicine, the individual appointed as Associate Deputy Under Secretary 
for Health may be someone who is not a doctor of medicine.''.

SEC. 12006. USE OF FUNDS RECOVERED FROM THIRD PARTIES.

    (a) Authorized Uses.--Section 1729(g) of title 38, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end of paragraph (3) the following 
new subparagraph:
            ``(C) Payments for (i) the purchase of needed medical 
        equipment, and (ii) such other purposes as may be specifically 
        authorized by law.''.
    (b) Availability of Funds.--Such section is further amended by 
striking out paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
    ``(4)(A) Not later than December 1 of each year, there shall be set 
aside within the Fund a reserve to be used for the purposes described 
in paragraph (3)(C). The amount placed into the reserve each year shall 
be determined under subparagraph (B). No funds may be obligated under 
paragraph (3)(C) in excess of the funds in the reserve. The reserve 
shall remain available for obligation until expended.
    ``(B)(i) On December 1, 1993, the amount set aside for the reserve 
under subparagraph (A) shall be the amount by which--
            ``(I) the unobligated balance remaining in the Fund at the 
        close of business on September 30, 1993, minus any part of such 
        balance that the Secretary determines is necessary to defray, 
        the expenses, payments, and costs described in paragraph (3), 
        exceeds
            ``(II) $538,600,000.
    ``(ii) On December 1, 1994, the amount set aside for the reserve 
under subparagraph (A) shall be the amount by which--
            ``(I) the unobligated balance remaining in the Fund at the 
        close of business on September 30, 1994, minus any part of such 
        balance that the Secretary determines is necessary to defray, 
        the expenses, payments, and costs described in paragraph (3), 
        exceeds
            ``(II) $590,500,000.
    ``(iii) On December 1, 1995, the amount set aside for the reserve 
under subparagraph (A) shall be the amount by which--
            ``(I) the unobligated balance remaining in the Fund at the 
        close of business on September 30, 1995, minus any part of such 
        balance that the Secretary determines is necessary to defray, 
        the expenses, payments, and costs described in paragraph (3), 
        exceeds
            ``(II) $646,000,000.
    ``(iv) On December 1, 1996, the amount set aside for the reserve 
under subparagraph (A) shall be the amount by which--
            ``(I) the unobligated balance remaining in the Fund at the 
        close of business on September 30, 1996, minus any part of such 
        balance that the Secretary determines is necessary to defray, 
        the expenses, payments, and costs described in paragraph (3), 
        exceeds
            ``(II) $698,100,000.
    ``(v) On December 1, 1997, the amount set aside for the reserve 
under subparagraph (A) shall be the amount by which--
            ``(I) the unobligated balance remaining in the Fund at the 
        close of business on September 30, 1997, minus any part of such 
        balance that the Secretary determines is necessary to defray, 
        the expenses, payments, and costs described in paragraph (3), 
        exceeds
            ``(II) $753,500,000.
    ``(C) If the amount to be set aside for the reserve for any year, 
as calculated under subparagraph (B), is less than zero, the amount 
added to the reserve for that year shall be zero.
    ``(5) Not later than January 1 of each year, there shall be 
deposited into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts an amount equal 
to the amount of the unobligated balance remaining in the Fund at the 
close of business on September 30 of the preceding year minus any part 
of such balance that the Secretary determines is necessary in order to 
enable the Secretary to defray, during the fiscal year in which the 
deposit is made, the expenses, payments, and costs described in 
paragraph (3), and the amount in the reserve described in paragraph 
(4).
    ``(6) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the allocation 
of amounts in the reserve under paragraph (4) to the medical centers of 
the Department for the purposes stated in paragraph (3)(C). Those 
regulations shall be designed to provide incentives to directors of 
medical centers to increase the recoveries and collections under this 
section by requiring that 20 percent of those amounts be made available 
each year directly to the medical centers at which such recoveries and 
collections have been at above average levels. The remaining 80 percent 
of those funds shall be allocated as the Secretary considers 
appropriate.''.

               Subtitle B--Closure of Certain Facilities

SEC. 12101. CLOSURE OF SUPPLY DEPOTS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall close the 
Department of Veterans Affairs' supply depots specified in subsection 
(b).
    (b) Covered Depots.--Subsection (a) applies to the supply depots of 
the Department of Veterans Affairs at the following locations:
            (1) Somerville, New Jersey.
            (2) Hines, Illinois.
            (3) Bell, California.
    (c) Deadline.--The Secretary shall complete the actions required by 
subsection (a) not later than September 30, 1995.

SEC. 12102. WAIVER OF OTHER PROVISIONS.

    Sections 510(b) and 8121 of title 38, United States Code, do not 
apply to the actions required under this subtitle.

  Subtitle C--Provision of Information From the Medicare and Medicaid 
        Coverage Data Bank to the Department of Veterans Affairs

SEC. 12201. PROVISION OF DATA BANK INFORMATION TO DEPARTMENT OF 
              VETERANS AFFAIRS.

    (a) Additional Purpose of Data Bank.--
            (1) The heading to section 1144 of the Social Security Act 
        is amended by striking ``medicare and medicaid'' and inserting 
        ``Health care''.
            (2) Subsection (a) of that section is amended--
                    (A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by 
                striking ``Medicare and Medicaid'' and inserting 
                ``Health Care'';
                    (B) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph 
                (1);
                    (C) by substituting ``, and'' for the period at the 
                end of paragraph (2); and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) assist in the identification of, and the collection 
        from, third parties responsible for payment for health care 
        items and services furnished to veterans under chapter 17 of 
        title 38, United States Code.''.
    (b) Disclosure of Data Bank Information to Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs.--Subsection (b)(2)(B) of that section is amended by inserting 
``to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and'' after ``Data Bank''.

               Subtitle D--Veterans' Appeals Improvements

SEC. 12301. BOARD OF VETERANS' APPEALS.

    (a) Board Members and Personnel.--Section 7101(a) of title 38, 
United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
    ``(a)(1) There is in the Department a Board of Veterans' Appeals 
(hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the `Board'). The Board is 
under the administrative control and supervision of a Chairman directly 
responsible to the Secretary.
    ``(2) The members of the Board shall be the Chairman, a Vice 
Chairman, such number of Deputy Vice Chairmen as the Chairman may 
designate under subsection (b)(4), and such number of other members as 
may be found necessary to conduct hearings and consider and dispose of 
matters properly before the Board in a timely manner. The Board shall 
have such other professional, administrative, clerical, and 
stenographic personnel as are necessary to conduct hearings and 
consider and dispose of matters properly before the Board in a timely 
manner.''.
    (b) Ethical and Legal Limitations on Chairman.--Section 7101(b)(1) 
of such title is amended by inserting after the first sentence the 
following: ``The Chairman shall be subject to the same ethical and 
legal limitations and restrictions concerning involvement in partisan 
political activities as apply to judges of the United States Court of 
Veterans Appeals.''.
    (c) Appointment and Removal of Board Members.--Section 7101(b) of 
such title is further amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2)(A) by striking ``other members of the 
        Board (including the Vice Chairman)'' and inserting ``Board 
        members other than the Chairman'';
            (2) in paragraph (2)(B) by striking ``paragraph'' and 
        inserting ``subparagraph''; and
            (3) by striking paragraph (4) and inserting the following:
            ``(4) The Secretary shall designate one Board member as 
        Vice Chairman based upon recommendations of the Chairman. The 
        Chairman may designate one or more Board members as Deputy Vice 
        Chairmen. The Vice Chairman and any Deputy Vice Chairman shall 
        perform such functions as the Chairman may specify. The Vice 
        Chairman shall serve as Vice Chairman at the pleasure of the 
        Secretary. Any Deputy Vice Chairman shall serve as Deputy Vice 
        Chairman at the pleasure of the Chairman.''.
    (d) Acting Board Members.--Section 7101(c) of such title is 
amended--
            (1) by striking paragraph (1) and inserting the following:
            ``(1) The Chairman may from time to time designate one or 
        more employees of the Department to serve as acting Board 
        members.'';
            (2) by striking paragraph (2); and
            (3) by redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2) and in 
        that paragraph by--
                    (A) striking ``temporary Board members designated 
                under this subsection and the number of''; and
                    (B) striking ``section 7102(a)(2)(A)(ii) of this 
                title'' and inserting ``paragraph (1)''.
    (e) Chairman's Annual Report.--Section 7101(d)(2) of such title is 
amended--
            (1) by striking out ``and'' at the end of subparagraph (D);
            (2) by striking out the period at the end of subparagraph 
        (E) and inserting in lieu thereof ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
            ``(F) the names of those employees of the Department 
        designated under subsection (c)(1) to serve as acting Board 
        members during that year and the number of cases each such 
        acting Board member participated in during that year.''.
    (e) Conforming Amendments.--Section 7101 of such title is further 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (d)(3)(B), by striking ``section 
        7103(d)'' and inserting ``section 7101(a)(2)''; and
            (2) in subsection (e), by striking ``a temporary or'' and 
        inserting ``an''.

SEC. 12302. DECISIONS BY THE BOARD.

    (a) Action by BVA Through Sections.--Sections 7102 and 7103 of 
title 38, United States Code, are amended to read as follows:
``Sec. 7102. Decisions by the Board
    ``A proceeding instituted before the Board shall be assigned to an 
individual member or a panel of members of the Board (other than the 
Chairman). A member or panel of members who are assigned a proceeding 
shall render a decision thereon, including any motion filed in 
connection therewith. The member or panel of members shall make a 
report under section 7104(d) of this title on any such determination, 
which report shall constitute the Board's final disposition of the 
proceeding. Decisions by a panel shall be made by a majority of the 
members of the panel.
``Sec. 7103. Reconsideration; correction of obvious errors
    ``(a) The decision of a member or panel of the Board under section 
7102 of this title is final unless the Chairman orders reconsideration 
of the case. Such an order may be made on the Chairman's initiative or 
upon motion of the claimant.
    ``(b)(1) If the Chairman orders reconsideration in a case decided 
by a single member, the matter shall be referred to a panel of not less 
than three Board members, not including the member who rendered the 
initial decision, which shall render its decision after reviewing the 
entire record before the Board. Such decisions shall be made by a 
majority vote of the members of the panel and shall constitute the 
final decision of the Board.
    ``(2) If the Chairman orders reconsideration in a case decided by a 
panel of members, the matter shall be referred to an enlarged panel, 
not including the members of the panel which rendered the initial 
decision, which shall render its decision after reviewing the entire 
record before the Board. Such decisions shall be made by a majority 
vote of the members of the expanded panel and shall constitute the 
final decision of the Board.
    ``(c) The Board on its own motion may correct an obvious error in 
the record, without regard to whether there has been a motion or order 
for reconsideration.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The items relating to sections 7102 and 
7103 in the table of sections at the beginning of chapter 71 are 
amended to read as follows:

``7102. Decisions by the Board.
``7103. Reconsideration; correction of obvious errors.''.

SEC. 12303. TECHNICAL CORRECTION.

    Section 7104(a) of title 38, United States Code, is amended by 
striking out ``211(a)'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``511(a)''.

SEC. 12304. HEARINGS.

    (a) In General.--Section 7110 of title 38, United States Code, is 
amended to read as follows:
``Sec. 7110. Hearings
    ``(a) The Board shall decide any appeal only after affording the 
appellant an opportunity for a hearing.
    ``(b) A hearing docket shall be maintained and formal recorded 
hearings shall be held by such member or members of the Board as the 
Chairman may designate. Such member or members designated by the 
Chairman to conduct the hearing will participate in making the final 
determination in the claim.
    ``(c)(1) An appellant may request a hearing before the Board at 
either its principal location or at a regional office of the 
Department. A hearing held at a regional office shall (except as 
provided in paragraph (2)) be scheduled for hearing in the order in 
which the requests for hearing in that area are received by the 
Department at the place specified by the Department for the filing of 
requests for those hearings.
    ``(2) In a case in which the Secretary is aware that the appellant 
is seriously ill or is under severe financial hardship, a hearing may 
be scheduled at a time earlier than would be provided under paragraph 
(1).
    ``(d) At the request of the Chairman, the Secretary may provide 
suitable facilities and equipment to the Board or other components of 
the Department to enable an appellant located at a facility within the 
area served by a regional office to participate, through voice 
transmission, or picture and voice transmission, by electronic or other 
means, in a hearing with a Board member or members sitting at the 
Board's principal location. When such facilities and equipment are 
available, the Chairman may afford the appellant an opportunity to 
participate in a hearing before the Board through the use of such 
facilities and equipment in lieu of a hearing held by personally 
appearing before a Board member or members as provided in subsection 
(c). Any such hearing shall be conducted in the same manner as, and 
shall be considered the equivalent of, a personal hearing. If the 
appellant declines to participate in a hearing through the use of such 
facilities and equipment, the opportunity of the appellant to a hearing 
as provided in subsection (c) shall not be affected.''.
    (b) Clerical Amendment.--The item relating to section 7110 in the 
table of sections at the beginning of chapter 71 of such title is 
amended to read as follows:

``7110. Hearings.''.

SEC. 12305. ELIMINATION OF REQUIREMENT FOR ANNUAL INCOME 
              QUESTIONNAIRES.

    Section 1506 of title 38, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (2), by striking out ``shall'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``may''; and
            (2) in paragraph (3), by striking out ``file a revised 
        report'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``notify the 
        Secretary''.

                 TITLE XIII--HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

SEC. 13001. FEDERAL WORKFORCE TRAINING.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 41 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in section 4101(4) by striking ``fields'' and all that 
        follows through the semicolon and inserting ``fields which will 
        improve individual and organizational performance and assist in 
        achieving the agency's mission and performance goals;'';
            (2) in section 4103--
                    (A) in subsection (a)--
                            (i) by striking ``In'' and all that follows 
                        through ``maintain'' and inserting ``In order 
                        to assist in achieving an agency's mission and 
                        performance goals by improving employee and 
                        organizational performance, the head of each 
                        agency, in conformity with this chapter, shall 
                        establish, operate, maintain, and evaluate'';
                            (ii) by striking ``and'' at the end of 
                        paragraph (2);
                            (iii) by redesignating paragraph (3) as 
                        paragraph (4); and
                            (iv) by inserting after paragraph (2) the 
                        following:
            ``(3) provide that information concerning the selection and 
        assignment of employees for training and the applicable 
        training limitations and restrictions be made available to 
        employees of the agency; and''; and
                    (B) in subsection (b)--
                            (i) in paragraph (1) by striking 
                        ``determines'' and all that follows through the 
                        period and inserting ``determines that such 
                        training would be in the interests of the 
                        Government.''; and
                            (ii) by striking paragraph (2) and 
                        redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2);
            (3) in section 4105--
                    (A) in subsection (a) by striking ``(a)''; and
                    (B) by striking subsections (b) and (c);
            (4) by repealing section 4106;
            (5) in section 4107--
                    (A) by amending the catchline to read as follows:
``Sec. 4107. Restriction on degree training'';
                    (B) by striking subsections (a) and (b) and 
                redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections 
                (a) and (b), respectively;
                    (C) by amending subsection (a) (as so 
                redesignated)--
                            (i) by striking ``subsection (d)'' and 
                        inserting ``subsection (b)''; and
                            (ii) by striking ``by, in, or through a 
                        non-Government facility''; and
                    (D) by amending paragraph (1) of subsection (b) (as 
                so redesignated) by striking ``subsection (c)'' and 
                inserting ``subsection (a)'';
            (6) in section 4108(a) by striking ``by, in, or through a 
        non-Government facility under this chapter'' and inserting 
        ``for more than a minimum period prescribed by the head of the 
        agency'';
            (7) in section 4113(b)--
                    (A) in the first sentence by striking ``annually to 
                the Office,'' and inserting ``to the Office, at least 
                once every 3 years, and''; and
                    (B) by striking the matter following the first 
                sentence and inserting the following: ``The report 
                shall set forth--
            ``(1) information needed to determine that training is 
        being provided in a manner which is in compliance with 
        applicable laws intended to protect or promote equal employment 
        opportunity; and
            ``(2) information concerning the expenditures of the agency 
        in connection with training and such other information as the 
        Office considers appropriate.'';
            (8) by repealing section 4114; and
            (9) in section 4118--
                    (A) in subsection (a)(7) by striking ``by, in, and 
                through non-Government facilities'';
                    (B) by striking subsection (b); and
                    (C) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as 
                subsections (b) and (c), respectively.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendments.--Title 5, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in section 3381(e) by striking ``4105(a),'' and 
        inserting ``4105,''; and
            (2) in the analysis for chapter 41--
                    (A) by repealing the items relating to sections 
                4106 and 4114; and
                    (B) by amending the item relating to section 4107 
                to read as follows:

``4107. Restriction on degree training.''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall 
become effective on the date of enactment of this Act.

SEC. 13002. SES ANNUAL LEAVE ACCUMULATION.

    (a) Effective on the last day of the last applicable pay period 
beginning in calendar year 1993, subsection (f) of section 6304 of 
title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
    ``(f)(1) This subsection applies with respect to annual leave 
accrued by an individual while serving in a position in--
            ``(A) the Senior Executive Service;
            ``(B) the Senior Foreign Service;
            ``(C) the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service;
            ``(D) the Senior Cryptologic Executive Service; or
            ``(E) the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Drug 
        Enforcement Administration Senior Executive Service.
    ``(2) For purposes of applying any limitation on accumulation under 
this section with respect to any annual leave described in paragraph 
(1)--
            ``(A) `30 days' in subsection (a) shall be deemed to read 
        `90 days'; and
            ``(B) `45 days' in subsection (b) shall be deemed to read 
        `90 days'.''.
    (b) Notwithstanding the amendment made by subsection (a), in the 
case of an employee who, on the effective date of subsection (a), is 
subject to subsection (f) of section 6304 of title 5, United States 
Code, and who has to such employee's credit annual leave in excess of 
the maximum accumulation otherwise permitted by subsection (a) or (b) 
of section 6304 (determined applying the amendment made by subsection 
(a)), such excess annual leave shall remain to the credit of the 
employee and be subject to reduction, in the same manner as provided in 
subsection (c) of section 6304.

                TITLE XIV--REINVENTING SUPPORT SERVICES

SEC. 14001. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Government Information 
Dissemination and Printing Improvement Act of 1993''.

SEC. 14002. TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS.

    (a) Superintendent of Documents.--The position of Superintendent of 
Documents and all functions of the position of Superintendent of 
Documents under title 44, United States Code, or any other provision of 
law are transferred to the Library of Congress and shall be carried out 
by the Superintendent of Documents under the direction of the Librarian 
of Congress. The Superintendent of Documents shall be appointed by, and 
serve at the pleasure of, the Librarian of Congress. Until otherwise 
provided by law, on and after the effective date of the transfer under 
this subsection, the employees under the Superintendent of Documents 
who are transferred shall be treated, for purposes of the laws 
governing labor-management relations, in the same manner as such 
employees were treated before the effective date of such transfer.
    (b) Revocation of Charters.--All printing plant charters authorized 
under section 501 of title 44, United States Code, are revoked.
    (c) Effective Date.--The transfer under subsection (a) shall take 
effect one year after the date of the enactment of this title. The 
revocation under subsection (b) shall take effect 2 years after the 
date of the enactment of this title.

SEC. 14003. GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS TO BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE 
              GOVERNMENT.

    All Government publications shall be available throughout the 
Government to any department, agency, or entity of the Government for 
use or redissemination.

SEC. 14004. INVENTORY AND FURNISHING OF GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS.

    Each department, agency, and other entity of the Government shall--
            (1) establish and maintain a comprehensive inventory of its 
        Government publications;
            (2) make such inventory available through the electronic 
        directory under chapter 41 of title 44, United States Code; and
            (3) in the form and manner prescribed by the Superintendent 
        of Documents, furnish its Government publications to the 
        Superintendent of Documents.

SEC. 14005. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PUBLIC PRINTER.

    (a) In General.--The Public Printer shall, with respect to the 
executive branch of the Government and the judicial branch of the 
Government--
            (1) use all necessary measures to remedy neglect, delay, 
        duplication, and waste in the public printing and binding of 
        Government publications, including the reduction and 
        elimination of internal printing and high-speed duplicating 
        capacities of departments, agencies, and entities;
            (2) prescribe Government publishing standards, which, to 
        the greatest extent practicable, shall be consistent with the 
        United States Government Printing Office Style Manual;
            (3) prescribe Government procurement and manufacturing 
        requirements for printing paper and writing paper, which, to 
        the greatest extent practicable, shall be consistent with 
        Government Paper Specification Standards;
            (4) authorize the acquisition and transfer of equipment 
        requisitioned by publishing facilities authorized under section 
        501 of title 44, United States Code;
            (5) authorize the disposal of such equipment pursuant to 
        section 312 of title 44, United States Code; and
            (6) establish policy for the acquisition of printing, 
        which, to the greatest extent practicable, shall be consistent 
        with (A) Printing Procurement Regulation (GPO Publication 
        305.3), (B) Government Printing and Binding Regulations (JCP 
        No. 26), and (C) Printing Procurement Department Instruction 
        (PP304.1B).
    (b) Policy Standards.--The policy referred to in subsection (a)(6) 
shall be formulated to maximize competitive procurement from the 
private sector. Government in-house printing and duplicating operations 
authorized under section 501 of title 44, United States Code, or 
otherwise authorized by law, may be used if they provide printing at 
the lowest cost to the Government, taking into consideration the total 
expense of production, materials, labor, equipment, and general and 
administrative expense, including all levels of overhead.

SEC. 14006. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF 
              DOCUMENTS.

    (a) Government Publications to be Furnished to the Superintendent 
of Documents.--If a department, agency, or other entity of the 
Government publishes a Government publication, the head of the 
department, agency, or entity shall furnish the Government publication 
to the Superintendent of Documents not later than the date of release 
of the material to the public.
    (b) Dissemination or Republication.--In addition to any other 
dissemination provided for by law, the Superintendent of Documents 
shall disseminate or republish Government publications, if, as 
determined by the Superintendent, the dissemination by the department, 
agency, or entity of the Government is inadequate. The Superintendent 
shall have authority to carry out the preceding sentence by appropriate 
means, including the dissemination and republication of Government 
publications furnished under subsection (a), with the cost of 
dissemination and republication to be borne by the department, agency, 
or entity involved.
    (c) Cost.--The cost charged to the public by the Superintendent of 
Documents under subsection (b) for any Government publication (whether 
such Government publication is made available to the public by a 
department, agency, or entity of the Government, or by the 
Superintendent of Documents) may include the incremental cost of 
dissemination, but may not include any profit.

SEC. 14007. DEPOSITORY LIBRARIES.

    In addition to any other distribution provided for by law, the 
Superintendent of Documents shall make Government publications 
available to designated depository libraries and State libraries. The 
Superintendent shall have authority to carry out the preceding sentence 
by appropriate means, including the dissemination and republication of 
Government publications furnished under section 14006(a), with the cost 
of dissemination and republication to be borne by the department, 
agency, or entity involved.

SEC. 14008. DEFINITIONS.

    As used in this title--
            (1) the term ``Government publication'' means any 
        informational matter that is published at Government expense, 
        or as required by law; and
            (2) the term ``publish'' means, with respect to 
        informational matter, make available for dissemination.

               TITLE XV--STREAMLINING MANAGEMENT CONTROL

SEC. 15001. AUTHORITY TO INCREASE EFFICIENCY IN REPORTING TO CONGRESS.

    (a) Purpose.--The purpose of this title is to improve the 
efficiency of Executive branch performance in implementing statutory 
requirements for reports to Congress and its committees. Examples of 
improvements in efficiency intended by this title are the elimination 
or consolidation of duplicative or obsolete reporting requirements and 
adjustments to deadlines that will provide for more efficient workload 
distribution or improve the quality of reports.
    (b) Authority of the Director.--The Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget may publish annually in the President's Budget 
his recommendations for consolidation, elimination, or adjustments in 
frequency and due dates of statutorily required periodic reports to the 
Congress or its committees. For each recommendation, the Director shall 
provide an individualized statement of the reasons that support the 
recommendation. In addition, for each report for which a recommendation 
is made, the Director shall state with specificity the exact 
consolidation, elimination, or adjustment in frequency or due date that 
is recommended. If the Director's recommendations are approved by law, 
they shall take effect.
    (c) The Director's recommendations shall be consistent with the 
purpose stated in subsection (a).
    (d) Prior to the publication of the recommendations authorized in 
subsection (b), the Director or his designee shall consult with the 
appropriate congressional committees concerning the recommendations.

                    TITLE XVI--FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

SEC. 16001. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Federal Financial Management Act 
of 1993''.

SEC. 16002. ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS.

    (a) Section 3332 of title 31, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:
``Sec. 3332. Required direct deposit
    ``(a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all Federal 
wage, salary, and retirement payments shall be paid to recipients of 
such payments by electronic funds transfer, unless another method has 
been determined by the Secretary of the Treasury to be appropriate.
    ``(2) Each recipient of Federal wage, salary, or retirement 
payments shall designate one or more financial institutions or other 
authorized payment agents and provide the payment certifying or 
authorizing agency information necessary for the recipient to receive 
electronic funds transfer payments through each institution so 
designated.
    ``(b)(1) The head of each agency shall waive the requirements of 
subsection (a) of this section for a recipient of Federal wage, salary, 
or retirement payments authorized or certified by the agency upon 
written request by such recipient.
    ``(2) Federal wage, salary, or retirement payments shall be paid to 
any recipient granted a waiver under paragraph (1) of this subsection 
by any method determined appropriate by the Secretary of the Treasury.
    ``(c)(1) The Secretary of the Treasury may waive the requirements 
of subsection (a) of this section for any group of recipients upon 
request by the head of an agency under standards prescribed by the 
Secretary of the Treasury.
    ``(2) Federal wage, salary, or retirement payments shall be paid to 
any member of a group granted a waiver under paragraph (1) of this 
subsection by any method determined appropriate by the Secretary of the 
Treasury.
    ``(d) This section shall apply only to recipients of Federal wage 
or salary payments who begin to receive such payments on or after 
January 1, 1995, and recipients of Federal retirement payments who 
begin to receive such payments on or after January 1, 1995.
    ``(e) The crediting of the amount of a payment to the appropriate 
account on the books of a financial institution or other authorized 
payment agent designated by a payment recipient under this section 
shall constitute a full acquittance to the United States for the amount 
of the payment.''.
    (b) The table of sections for chapter 33 of title 31, United States 
Code, is amended by amending the item for section 3332 to read:

``3332. Required direct deposit.''.

SEC. 16003. FRANCHISE FUNDS AND INNOVATION FUNDS.

    (a) Title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding, after 
section 1537, a section 1538, as follows:
``Sec. 1538. Franchise funds
    ``(a) There is hereby authorized to be established a franchise fund 
in any executive agency which does not have such a fund which shall be 
available, without further appropriation action by the Congress, for 
expenses and equipment necessary for the maintenance and operations of 
such administrative services as the head of the agency, with the 
approval of the Office of Management and Budget, determines may be 
performed more advantageously on a centralized basis.
    ``(b)(1) The fund shall consist of the fair and reasonable value of 
inventories, equipment, and other assets and inventories on order 
pertaining to the services to be provided by the fund as are 
transferred by the head of the agency to the fund less related 
liabilities and unpaid obligations together with any appropriations 
made for the purpose of providing capital.
    ``(2) For the first fiscal year a fund is in operation and each 
fiscal year thereafter, an amount not to exceed 4 percent of the total 
income of the fund may be retained in the fund, to remain available 
until expended, to be used only for the acquisition of capital 
equipment and for the improvement and implementation of agency 
financial management and related support systems.
    ``(3) For the first three fiscal years a fund is in operation, up 
to 50 percent of the unobligated balances of funds provided in annual 
appropriations available at the end of the fiscal year to the agency 
for salaries and expenses may be transferred into the fund no later 
than the end of the succeeding fiscal year.
    ``(c) The fund shall be reimbursed or credited with payments, 
including advance payments, from applicable appropriations and funds of 
the agency, other Federal agencies, and other sources authorized by law 
for supplies, materials, and services at rates which will recover the 
expenses of operations including accrued leave, depreciation of fund 
plant and equipment, and an amount necessary to maintain a reasonable 
operating reserve, as determined by the head of the agency.
    ``(d)(1) In the third fiscal year after the fund is established, 
and each year thereafter, any Federal entity seeking to obtain any 
service financed through the fund that is not inherently governmental 
in nature must not be precluded from obtaining such service from one or 
more other sources, either governmental or non-governmental, in 
addition to the source finance through the funds.
    ``(2) If, after the end of the third fiscal year after a fund is 
established, any Federal entity seeking to obtain any service financed 
through the fund that is not inherently governmental in nature is 
precluded from obtaining such service from one or more other sources, 
either governmental or non-governmental, in addition to the source 
financed through the fund, the fund shall be canceled.''.
    (b) The table of sections for subchapter III of chapter 15 of title 
31, United States Code, is amended by adding, after the item for 
section 1537, the following new item:

``1538. Franchise funds.''.
    (c) Title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding, after 
section 1538, a section 1539, as follows:
``Sec. 1539. Innovation funds
    ``(a) There is hereby authorized to be established an innovation 
fund in any executive agency which does not have such a fund, which 
shall be available without further appropriation action by the 
Congress.
    ``(b) The purpose of the fund is to provide a self-sustaining 
source of financing for agencies to invest in projects designed to 
produce measurable improvements in agency efficiency and significant 
taxpayer savings. Amounts available in the fund may be borrowed by the 
agency for such projects, subject to subsection (e).
    ``(c) Each agency that establishes an innovation fund will develop 
an investment project selection process, including specific investment 
criteria such as return on investment, payback period, extent of 
matching or in-kind support (including such support from other Federal 
agencies), technical merit, and budget justification.
    ``(d) For the first three fiscal years a fund is in operation, up 
to 50 percent of the unobligated balances of funds provided in annual 
appropriations available at the end of the fiscal year to the agency 
(other than appropriations for salaries and expenses) may be 
transferred to and merged with the innovation fund to be available to 
make loans to agency components for projects designed to enhance 
productivity and generate cost savings, provided that such transfers 
occur no later than the end of the succeeding fiscal year.
    ``(e)(1) Any amounts borrowed from the fund by an agency component 
to finance a project selected under the process described in subsection 
(c) shall be repaid to the fund at the times specified in the repayment 
schedule agreed upon at the time the loan is made.
    ``(2) Interest on loans made by the fund shall be paid to the fund 
at the rate on marketable Treasury securities of similar maturity at 
the time the loan is made.
    ``(3) Repayments shall be made from the accounts anticipated to 
receive the greatest long-term benefit from the project at the time the 
loan is made.
    ``(4) Repayments to the fund shall take priority over any other 
obligation of payments of an account designated to make repayments 
under paragraph (3) of this subsection.''.
    (d) The table of sections for subchapter III of chapter 15 of title 
31, United States Code, is amended by adding, after the item for 
section 1538, the following new item:

``1539. Innovation funds.''.

SEC. 16004. SIMPLIFICATION OF MANAGEMENT REPORTING PROCESS.

    (a) To improve the efficiency of Executive branch performance in 
implementing statutory requirements for general management and 
financial management reports to the Congress and its committees, the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget may publish annually in 
the President's Budget his recommendations for consolidation, 
elimination, or adjustments in frequency and due dates of statutorily 
required periodic reports of agencies to the Office of Management and 
Budget or the President and of agencies or the Office of Management and 
Budget to the Congress under any laws for which the Office of 
Management and Budget has general management or financial management 
responsibility. For each recommendation, the Director shall provide an 
individualized statement of the reasons that support the 
recommendation. In addition, for each report for which a recommendation 
is made, the Director shall state with specificity the exact 
consolidation, elimination, or adjustment in frequency or due date that 
is recommended. If the Director's recommendations are approved by law, 
they shall take effect.
    (b) The Director's recommendations shall be consistent with the 
purpose stated in subsection (a).
    (c) Prior to the publication of the recommendations authorized in 
subsection (a), the Director or his designee shall consult with the 
appropriate congressional committees, including the House Committee on 
Government Operations and the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, 
concerning the recommendations.

SEC. 16005. ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS.

    (a) Section 3515 of title 31, United States Code, is amended to 
read as follows:
``Sec. 3515. Financial statements of agencies
    ``(a) Not later than March 1 of 1997 and each year thereafter, the 
head of each executive agency identified in section 901(b) of this 
title shall prepare and submit to the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget an audited financial statement for the preceding 
fiscal year, covering all accounts and associated activities of each 
office, bureau, and activity of the agency.
    ``(b) Each audited financial statement of an executive agency under 
this section shall reflect--
            ``(1) the overall financial position of the offices, 
        bureaus, and activities covered by the statement, including 
        assets and liabilities thereof; and
            ``(2) results of operations of those offices, bureaus, and 
        activities.
    ``(c) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
prescribe the form and content of the financial statements of executive 
agencies under this section, consistent with applicable accounting 
principles, standards, and requirements.
    ``(d) The Director of the Office of Management and Budget may waive 
the application of all or part of subsection (a).
    ``(e) Not later than March 1 of 1996, the head of each Executive 
agency identified in section 901(b) of this title and designated by the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall prepare and 
submit to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget an 
audited financial statement for the preceding fiscal year, covering all 
accounts and associated activities of each office, bureau, and activity 
of the agency.
    ``(f) Not later than March 31 of 1994, 1995, and, for Executive 
agencies not designated by the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget under subsection (e), 1996, the head of each Executive agency 
identified in section 901(b) of this title shall prepare and submit to 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget a financial 
statement for the preceding fiscal year, covering--
            ``(1) each revolving fund and trust fund of the agency; and
            ``(2) to the extent practicable, the accounts of each 
        office, bureau, and activity of the agency which performed 
        substantial commercial functions during the preceding fiscal 
        year.
    ``(g) for purposes of subsection (f), the term `commercial 
functions' includes buying and leasing of real estate, providing 
insurance, making loans and loan guarantees, and other credit programs 
and any activity involving the provision of a service or thing for 
which a fee, royalty, rent, or other charge is imposed by an agency for 
services and things of value it provides.''.
    (b) Subsection 3521(f) of title 31, United States Code, is amended 
to read as follows:
    ``(f)(1) For each audited financial statement required under 
subsections (a) and (e) of section 3515 of this title, the person who 
audits the statement for purpose of subsection (e) of this section 
shall submit a report on the audit to the head of the agency. A report 
under this subsection shall be prepared in accordance with generally 
accepted government auditing standards.
    ``(2) Not later than June 30 following the fiscal year for which a 
financial statement is submitted under subsection (f) of section 3515 
of this title, the person who audits the statement for purpose of 
subsection (e) of this section shall submit a report on the audit to 
the head of the agency. A report under this subsection shall be 
prepared in accordance with generally accepted government auditing 
standards.''.

SEC. 16006. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR ENHANCING DEBT 
              COLLECTION.

    (a) Title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding, after 
section 3720A, a section 3720B, as follows:
``Sec. 3720B. Authorization of appropriations for enhancing debt 
              collection
    ``(a) To the extent and in the amounts provided in advance in 
appropriations acts--
            ``(1) an amount not to exceed 1 percent of the delinquent 
        debts collected for a program in one fiscal year is authorized 
        to be credited in the following fiscal year to a special fund 
        for such program;
            ``(2) an amount not to exceed 10 percent of any sustained 
        annual increase in delinquent debt collections, as defined by 
        the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, is 
        authorized to be credited to a special fund for such program; 
        and
            ``(3) from amounts credited under paragraphs (1) and (2), 
        such sums as may be necessary are authorized to be appropriated 
        for the improvement of that program's debt collection 
        activities, including, but not limited to, account and loan 
        servicing, delinquent debt collection and asset disposition.
    ``(b) Debt is defined as delinquent under standards prescribed or 
to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
    ``(c) For direct loan and loan guarantee programs subject to Title 
V of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, amounts credited in 
accordance with section (a) shall be considered administrative costs 
and shall not be included in the estimated payments to the Government 
for the purpose of calculating the cost of such programs.
    ``(d) This section shall apply only to collection of debts--
            ``(1) for a program not within the Department of Justice; 
        and
            ``(2) not involving the assistance of the Department of 
        Justice.''.
    (b) The table of sections for subchapter II of chapter 37 of title 
31, United States Code, is amended by adding, after the item for 
section 3720A, the following new item:

``3720B. Authorization of appropriations for enhancing debt 
                            collection.''.

SEC. 16007. CONTRACTS FOR COLLECTION SERVICES.

    (a) Subsection 3701(d) of Title 31, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``and 3716-3719'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``, 3716, and 3717''; and
            (2) by striking ``, the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 301 
        et seq.),''.
    (b) Section 3701 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) Section 3718 of this title does not apply to a claim or debt 
under, or to an amount payable under, the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 301 et seq.) owed by a person receiving benefits under that Act 
or to a claim or debt under, or to an amount payable under, title 26 of 
the United States Code.''.

SEC. 16008. NOTIFICATION TO AGENCIES OF DEBTORS' MAILING ADDRESSES.

    Section 3720A of title 31, United States Code is amended by 
striking ``the individual's home address.'' at the end of subsection 
(c) and inserting the following: ``the person's mailing address. 
Provision of this information is authorized by section 6103(m)(2) of 
the Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. 6103(m)(2)).''.

SEC. 16009. CONTRACTS FOR COLLECTION SERVICES.

    Subparagraph 3718(B)(1)(A) of title 31, United States Code, is 
amended by striking the following: ``If the Attorney General makes a 
contract for legal services to be furnished in any judicial district of 
the United States under the first sentence of this paragraph, the 
Attorney General shall use his best efforts to obtain, from among 
attorneys regularly engaged in the private practice of law in such 
district, at least four such contracts with private individuals or 
firms in such district.''.

SEC. 16010. ADJUSTING CIVIL MONETARY PENALTIES FOR INFLATION.

    The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 is 
amended by--
            (1) amending section 4 to read as follows: ``The head of 
        each agency shall--
            ``(1) by regulation, no later than September 30, 1994, and 
        at least once every 4 years thereafter, adjust each civil 
        monetary penalty provided by law within the jurisdiction of the 
        Federal agency, except for any penalty under title 26, United 
        States Code, by the inflation adjustment described under 
        section 5 and publish each such adjustment in the Federal 
        Register; and
            ``(2) provide a report to the Secretary of the Treasury by 
        November 15 of each year on all penalties adjusted during the 
        preceding fiscal year.'';
            (2) amending subsection 5(a) by striking ``The adjustment 
        described under paragraphs (4) and (5)(A) of section 4'' and 
        inserting ``The inflation adjustment''; and
            (3) adding, after section 6, a section 7, as follows: 
        ``Section 7. Any increase to a civil monetary penalty resulting 
        from this Act shall apply only to violations which occur after 
        the date any such increase takes effect.''.

              TITLE XVII--RESCISSIONS OF BUDGET AUTHORITY

SEC. 17001. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the ``Fiscal Year 1994 Rescission Act''.

Subtitle A--Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug 
                  Administration, and Related Agencies

                       DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

                     Agricultural Research Service

                   (rescission and transfer of funds)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111 and subsequently transferred to the Human Nutrition Information 
Service pursuant to Secretary's Memorandum No. 1020-39, dated September 
30, 1993, $1,000,000 are rescinded and the remaining funds are 
transferred to the Agricultural Research Service: Provided, That funds 
appropriated by Public Law 103-111 for the functions of the former 
Human Nutrition Information Service shall be made available only to the 
Agricultural Research Service.

                   Cooperative State Research Service

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111, $14,279,000 are rescinded, including $4,375,000 for contracts and 
grants for agricultural research under the Act of August 4, 1965, as 
amended; $7,000,000 for competitive research grants; and $2,904,000 for 
necessary expenses of the Cooperative State Research Service.

                        buildings and facilities

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111, $2,897,000 are rescinded.

                     Agricultural Marketing Service

                           marketing services

                   (rescission and transfer of funds)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111 and subsequently transferred to the Agricultural Cooperative 
Service pursuant to Secretary's Memorandum No. 1020-39, dated September 
30, 1993, $100,000 are rescinded and the remaining funds are 
transferred to the Rural Development Administration.

                   payments to states and possessions

                          (transfer of funds)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111 and subsequently transferred to the Agricultural Cooperative 
Service pursuant to Secretary's Memorandum No. 1020-39, dated September 
30, 1993, $435,000 are transferred to the Rural Development 
Administration.

                      Farmers Home Administration

              rural housing insurance fund program account

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111 for the cost of direct section 502 loans, $35,000,000 are 
rescinded.

              rural development loan fund program account

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111 for the cost of direct loans, $20,000,000 are rescinded.

                 rural water and waste disposal grants

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111, $25,000,000 are rescinded.

                         salaries and expenses

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111, $12,167,000 are rescinded.

                       Food and Nutrition Service

                  commodity supplemental food program

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
341, $12,600,000 are rescinded.

              food donations programs for selected groups

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
341, $6,000,000 are rescinded.

                     Public Law 480 Program Account

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
111 for commodities supplied in connection with title III, $20,000,000 
are rescinded.

Subtitle B--Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, 
                          and Related Agencies

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

                  Economic Development Administration

                  economic development revolving fund

                              (rescission)

    Of the unobligated balances in the Economic Development Revolving 
Fund, $29,000,000 are rescinded.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

                              construction

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
121, $3,000,000 are rescinded.

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

                        Administrative Provision

    For fiscal year 1994 only, the Director of the Bureau of Justice 
Assistance, upon good cause shown, may waive the provisions of section 
504(f) of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 for 
projects located in communities covered under a Presidentially declared 
disaster pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act.

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

                        buying power maintenance

                              (rescission)

    Of the balances in the Buying Power Maintenance account, $8,800,000 
are rescinded.

                          new diplomatic posts

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available for the United States Information 
Agency under this heading in Public Law 102-395, $1,000,000 are 
rescinded.

                        Administrative Provision

    Subject to enactment of legislation authorizing the Secretary of 
State to charge a fee or surcharge for processing machine readable non-
immigrant visas and machine readable combined border crossing 
identification cards and non-immigrant visas, the Secretary of State 
may collect not to exceed $20,000,000 in additional fees or surcharges 
during fiscal year 1994 pursuant to such authority: Provided, That such 
additional fees shall be deposited as an offsetting collection to the 
Department of State, Administration of Foreign Affairs, ``Diplomatic 
and Consular Programs'' appropriation account and such fees shall 
remain available until expended: Provided further, That such 
collections shall be available only to modernize, automate, and enhance 
consular services and counterterrorism activities of the Department of 
State, to include the development and installation of automated visa 
and namecheck information systems, secure travel documents, worldwide 
telecommunications systems, and management systems to permit sharing of 
critical information regarding visa applicants and help secure 
America's borders.

                             THE JUDICIARY

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

                           defender services

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
121, $3,000,000 are rescinded.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  Board for International Broadcasting

                          israel relay station

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading, $1,700,000 are 
rescinded.

                    United States Information Agency

                         salaries and expenses

                         (including rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
121, $1,177,000 are rescinded.
    Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other Act, not to 
exceed $2,000,000 of the funds made available under this heading in 
Public Law 103-121 may be used to carry out projects involving security 
construction and related improvements for Agency facilities not 
physically located together with Department of State facilities abroad: 
Provided, That such funds may remain available until expended.

               educational and cultural exchange programs

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
121, $850,000 are rescinded.

                           radio construction

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
121, $2,000,000 are rescinded.

                Subtitle C--Energy and Water Development

                      DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE--CIVIL

                         DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

                       Corps of Engineers--Civil

                         general investigations

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
377 and prior years' Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts, 
$24,970,000 are rescinded.

                         construction, general

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
377 and prior years' Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts, 
$97,319,000 are rescinded.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                         Bureau of Reclamation

                          construction program

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
377 and prior years' Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts, 
$16,000,000 are rescinded.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

           Energy Supply, Research and Development Activities

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
126, $97,300,000 are rescinded: Provided, That the reduction shall be 
taken as a general reduction, applied to each program equally, so as 
not to eliminate or disproportionately reduce any program, project, or 
activity in the Energy Supply, Research and Development Activities 
account as included in the reports accompanying Public Law 103-126.

                Uranium Supply and Enrichment Activities

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
377 and prior years' Energy and Water Development Appropriations Acts, 
$42,000,000 are rescinded.

 Subtitle D--Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Agencies

                    MULTILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  funds appropriated to the president

                  International Financial Institutions

         international bank for reconstruction and development

                              (rescission)

    Of the unexpended or unobligated balances made available for 
payment to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 
for the United States share of the paid-in share portion of the 
increases in capital stock for the General Capital Increase, 
$27,910,500 is rescinded.

              limitation on callable capital subscriptions

    Notwithstanding Public Law 103-87, the United States Governor of 
the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development may subscribe 
without fiscal year limitation to the callable capital portion of the 
United States share of the increases in capital stock in an amount not 
to exceed $902,439,500.

          contribution to the inter-american development bank

                              (rescission)

    Of the unexpended or unobligated balances made available for 
payment to the Inter-American Development Bank by the Secretary of the 
Treasury, for the paid-in share portion of the United States share of 
the increase in capital stock $16,063,134 is rescinded.

              limitation on callable capital subscriptions

    Notwithstanding Public Law 103-87, the United States Governor of 
the Inter-American Development Bank may subscribe without fiscal year 
limitation to the callable capital portion of the United States share 
of the increases in capital stock in an amount not to exceed 
$1,563,875,725.

               contribution to the asian development bank

                              (rescission)

    Of the unexpended or unobligated balances made available for 
payment to the Asian Development Bank by the Secretary of the Treasury, 
for the paid-in share portion of the United States share of the 
increase in capital stock $13,026,366 is rescinded.

              limitation on callable capital subscriptions

    Notwithstanding Public Law 103-87, the United States Governor of 
the Asian Development Bank may not subscribe in fiscal year 1994 to the 
callable capital portion of the United States share of any increases in 
capital stock.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  funds appropriated to the president

                  Agency for International Development

                         development assistance

                              (rescission)

    Of the unexpended or unobligated balances (including earmarked 
funds) made available for fiscal years 1987 through 1993 to carry out 
the provisions of sections 103 through 106 of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961, as amended, $160,000,000 is rescinded: Provided, That 
funds rescinded under this paragraph are to be derived from the 
following countries in the following amounts: Guatemala, $8,000,000; 
Honduras, $5,000,000; India, $10,000,000; Indonesia, $15,000,000; 
Morocco, $10,000,000; Pakistan, $15,000,000; Peru, $5,000,000; 
Philippines, $10,000,000; Thailand, $10,000,000; and Yemen, $5,000,000: 
Provided further, That $10,000,000 of the funds rescinded under this 
paragraph are to be derived from non-country specific, centrally funded 
activities: Provided further, That $57,000,000 of the funds rescinded 
under this paragraph are to be derived from prior year deobligated 
funds.

                         economic support fund

                              (rescission)

    Of the unexpended or unobligated balances of funds (including 
earmarked funds) made available for fiscal years 1987 through 1993 to 
carry out the provisions of chapter 4 of part II of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, $90,000,000 is rescinded: Provided, 
That funds rescinded under this paragraph are to be derived from the 
following countries in the following amounts: Kenya, $2,000,000; 
Liberia, $797,000; Oman, $18,000,000; Peru, $11,000,000; Philippines, 
$10,200,000; and Somalia, $3,003,000: Provided further, That 
$45,000,000 of the funds rescinded under this paragraph are to be 
derived from the Private Sector Power Project (No. 391-0494) for 
Pakistan.

                          MILITARY ASSISTANCE

                  funds appropriated to the president

                   foreign military financing program

                              (rescission)

    Of the grant funds made available (including earmarked funds) under 
this heading in Public Law 102-391 and prior appropriations Acts, 
$66,000,000 is rescinded: Provided, That funds rescinded under this 
paragraph are to be derived from the following countries in the 
following amounts: Benin, $3,000; Cameroon, $161,000; Central African 
Republic, $59,000; Congo, $7,000; Cote D' Ivoire, $128,000; Equatorial 
Guinea, $86,000; Gabon, $3,000; Ghana, $600,000; Guatemala, $1,563,000; 
Guinea, $499,000; Kenya, $9,000,000; Liberia, $15,000; Madagascar, 
$505,000; Mali, $3,000; Malawi, $326,000; Mauritania, $300,000; 
Morocco, $8,000,000; Organization of American States, $6,000; Oman, 
$3,100,000; Pakistan, $8,108,000; Peru, $6,533,000; Philippines, 
$5,000,000; Rwanda, $250,000; Sao Tome & Principe, $228,000; Somalia, 
$4,349,000; Sudan, $8,609,000; Thailand, $1,384,000; Togo, $19,000; 
Tunisia, $4,100,000; Uganda, $100,000; Yemen, $2,241,000; Zambia, 
$100,000; Zaire, $455,000; and Zimbabwe, $160,000.

      Subtitle E--Department of the Interior and Related Agencies

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

                     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

                    construction and anadromous fish

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds appropriated under this head in Public Law 100-446 and 
Public Law 102-154, $3,874,000 are rescinded.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                       biomass energy development

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds available under this head, $16,275,000 are rescinded.

                          DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

            administrative provisions, department of energy

    Section 303 of Public Law 97-257, as amended, is repealed.
    The seventh proviso under the head ``Clean Coal Technology'' in 
Public Law 101-512, and the seventh proviso under the head ``Clean Coal 
Technology'' in Public Law 102-154, both concerning Federal employment, 
are repealed.

Subtitle F--Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, 
                          and Related Agencies

                          DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts appropriated in Public Law 103-112 for salaries and 
expenses and administrative costs of the Department of Labor, 
$4,000,000 are rescinded.

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts appropriated in Public Law 103-112 for salaries and 
expenses and administrative costs of the Department of Health and Human 
Services (except the Social Security Administration), $37,500,000 are 
rescinded.

                     Social Security Administration

                  supplemental security income program

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts appropriated in the first paragraph under this 
heading in Public Law 103-112, $10,909,000 are rescinded.

                 limitation on administrative expenses

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
112 to invest in a state-of-the-art computing network, $80,000,000 are 
rescinded.

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                        Departmental Management

                         program administration

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts appropriated under this heading in Public Law 103-
112 for salaries and expenses and administrative costs of the 
Department of Education, $8,500,000 are rescinded.

                     Subtitle G--Legislative Branch

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 101-
520, $633,000 are rescinded in the amounts specified for the following 
headings and accounts:

           ``allowances and expenses'', $633,000, as follows:

    ``Official Expenses of Members'', $128,000; ``supplies, materials, 
administrative costs and Federal tort claims'', $125,000; ``net 
expenses of purchase, lease and maintenance of office equipment'', 
$364,000; and ``Government contributions to employees' life insurance 
fund, retirement funds, Social Security fund, Medicare fund, health 
benefits fund, and worker's and unemployment compensation'', $16,000.
    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
90, $2,352,000 are rescinded in the amounts specified for the following 
headings and accounts:

                ``house leadership offices'', $253,000;

             ``committee on the budget (studies)'', $4,000;

         ``standing committees, special and select'', $378,000;

           ``allowances and expenses'', $943,000, as follows:

    ``Official Expenses of Members'', $876,000; and ``stenographic 
reporting of committee hearings'', $67,000;

``committee on appropriations (studies and investigations)'', $595,000;

      ``salaries, officers and employees'', $179,000, as follows:

    ``Office of the Postmaster'', $19,000; ``for salaries and expenses 
of the Office of the Historian'', $26,000; ``the House Democratic 
Steering and Policy Committee and the Democratic Caucus'', $73,000; and 
``the House Republican Conference'', $61,000.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

                           capitol buildings

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
392 and Public Law 103-69, $1,000,000 and $2,000,000, respectively, 
both made available until expended, are rescinded: Provided, That the 
Architect of the Capitol shall be considered the agency for purposes of 
the election in section 801(b)(2)(B) of the National Energy 
Conservation Policy Act and the head of the agency for purposes of 
subsection (b)(2)(C) of such section.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
69 and Public Law 98-396, $900,000 are rescinded.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
69, $1,300,000 are rescinded.

                       SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION

    That the following sum is appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative Branch for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 1994, and for other purposes, namely:

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      Payments to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

    For payment to Karen A. Henry, widow of Paul B. Henry, late a 
Representative from the State of Michigan, $133,600.

               Subtitle H--Department of Defense-Military

                         MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

                             (rescissions)

    Of the funds appropriated under Public Law 103-110, the following 
funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts in the specified 
amounts:
            Military Construction, Army, $22,319,000;
            Military Construction, Navy, $13,969,000;
            Military Construction, Air Force, $24,787,000;
            Military Construction, Defense-Wide, $13,663,000;
            Military Construction, Army National Guard, $7,568,000;
            Military Construction, Air National Guard, $6,187,000;
            Military Construction, Army Reserve, $2,551,000;
            Military Construction, Naval Reserve, $626,000;
            Military Construction, Air Force Reserve, $1,862,000;
            North Atlantic Treaty Organization Infrastructure, 
        $70,000,000; and
            Base Realignment and Closure Account, Part III, 
        $437,692,000:
Provided, That, within funds available for ``Base Realignment and 
Closure Account, Part III'' for fiscal year 1994, not less than 
$200,000,000 shall be available solely for environmental restoration.

     Subtitle I--Department of Transportation and Related Agencies

                      DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

                        Payments to Air Carriers

                    (airport and airway trust fund)

                              (rescission)

    The funds provided for ``Small community air service'' under 
section 419 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, in excess 
of the funds made available for obligation in Public Law 103-122 are 
rescinded.

                              COAST GUARD

                           Operating Expenses

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds provided under this heading in Public Law 102-368, 
$5,000,000 are rescinded.

              Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds provided under this heading in Public Law 102-368, 
$2,000,000 are rescinded.

                    FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

                               Operations

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
122, $750,000 are rescinded.

                        Facilities and Equipment

                    (airport and airway trust fund)

                              (rescission)

    Of the available balances (including earmarked funds) under this 
heading, $29,451,111 are rescinded.

                       Grants-In-Aid for Airports

                    (airport and airway trust fund)

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds provided under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act 
of 1982, as amended, for grants-in-aid for airport planning and 
development and noise compatibility planning and programs, $488,200,000 
of the amount in excess of the funds made available for obligation in 
Public Law 103-122 are rescinded.

                     FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available for specific highway projects that are 
not yet under construction, $85,774,222 are rescinded: Provided, That 
no funds shall be rescinded from any emergency relief project funded 
under section 125 of title 23, United States Code: Provided further, 
That for the purposes of this paragraph, a project shall be deemed to 
be not under construction unless a construction contract for physical 
construction has been awarded by the State, municipality, or other 
contracting authority.

             NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

                        Operations and Research

                              (rescission)

    Of the amounts provided under this heading in Public Law 102-388, 
$3,476,000 are rescinded.
    Of the amounts provided under this heading in Public Law 101-516, 
$1,075,000 are rescinded.
    Of the amounts provided under this heading in Public Law 101-164, 
$2,505,000 are rescinded.

                     FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

                          Discretionary Grants

                          (highway trust fund)

                              (rescission)

    Any unobligated balances of funds made available for fiscal year 
1991 and prior fiscal years under section 3 of the Federal Transit Act, 
as amended, and allocated to specific projects for the replacement, 
rehabilitation, and purchase of buses and related equipment, for 
construction of bus-related facilities, and for new fixed guideway 
systems are rescinded: Provided, That no funds provided for the Miami 
Metromover project shall be rescinded: Provided further, That of the 
funds provided under this heading in Public Law 103-122, $2,500,000 are 
rescinded.

      Subtitle J--Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government

                    GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                         federal buildings fund

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
123, $126,022,000, are rescinded and are not available in fiscal year 
1994: Provided, That no individual prospectus-level new construction 
project may be reduced by more than 5 percent.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

    Sec. 17101. Section 630 of the Treasury, Postal Service, and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102-393), and 
the amendment made by that section, are repealed.

   Subtitle K--Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban 
                 Development, and Independent Agencies

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                      Departmental Administration

                      construction, major projects

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $26,000,000 are rescinded.

              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                            Housing Programs

   homeownership and opportunity for people everywhere grants (hope 
                                grants)

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
389 and Public Law 102-139, $66,000,000 are rescinded: Provided, That 
of the foregoing amount, $34,000,000 shall be deducted from the amounts 
earmarked for the HOPE for Public and Indian Housing Homeownership 
Program and $32,000,000 shall be deducted from the amounts earmarked 
for the HOPE for Homeownership of Multifamily Units Program.

               annual contributions for assisted housing

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
389 and prior years, and earmarked for amendments to section 8 
contracts other than contracts for projects developed under section 202 
of the Housing Act of 1959, $25,000,000 are rescinded.

   assistance for the renewal of expiring section 8 subsidy contracts

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 102-
389 and prior years, $20,000,000 are rescinded.

                        administrative provision

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the City of Slidell, 
Louisiana, is authorized to submit not later than 10 days following the 
enactment of this Act, and the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development shall consider, the final statement of community 
development objectives and projected use of funds required by section 
104(a)(1) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 
U.S.C. 5304(a)(1)) in connection with a grant to the City of Slidell 
under title I of such Act for fiscal year 1994.

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                    Environmental Protection Agency

               water infrastructure/state revolving funds

                    (including rescission of funds)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $22,000,000 are rescinded: Provided, That the $500,000,000 
earmarked under this heading in Public Law 103-124 to not become 
available until May 31, 1994, shall instead not become available until 
September 30, 1994.

                  Federal Emergency Management Agency

              emergency management planning and assistance

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $2,000,000 are rescinded.

             National Aeronautics and Space Administration

                        research and development

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $25,000,000 are rescinded.

                       construction of facilities

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $25,000,000 are rescinded.

                      National Science Foundation

                    academic research infrastructure

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $10,000,000 are rescinded.

                      National Service Initiative

             corporation for national and community service

                              (rescission)

    Of the funds made available under this heading in Public Law 103-
124, $5,000,000 are rescinded.

                   Executive Office of the President

                office of science and technology policy

    The proviso under this heading in Public Law 103-124 is repealed.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 22, 1993.

            Attest:

                                           DONNALD K. ANDERSON,

                                                                 Clerk.

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