Summary: H.R.3958 — 103rd Congress (1993-1994)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/03/1994)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Committee on Agriculture

Subtitle A: Administration

Subtitle B: Commodity programs

Subtitle C: Crop Insurance and Disaster Relief

Subtitle D: Food Stamps

Subtitle E: Agricultural Trade

Subtitle F: Conservation

Title II: Committee on Armed Services

Subtitle A: General Program Reductions

Subtitle B: National Defense Stockpile

Title III: Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs

Title IV: Committee on Education and Labor

Title V: Committee on Energy and Commerce

Title VI: Committee on Foreign Affairs

Title VII: Committee on Government Operations

Title VIII: Committee on the Judiciary

Title IX: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries

Title X: Committee on Natural Resources

Title XI: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service

Title XII: Committee on Public Works and Transportation

Title XIII: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Title XIV: Committee on Small Business

Title XV: Committee on Veterans' Affairs

Title XVI: Committee on Way and Means

Title XVII: Multiple Committee Jurisdiction

Subtitle A: Benefits for Illegal Aliens

Subtitle B: Economic Development Administration Sunset

Subtitle C: Reductions in Spending Under Medicare

Subtitle D: Economic Development and Disaster Assistance

Subtitle E: International Trade Administration

Assistance

Subtitle F: Agricultural Export Bonus Program

Title XVIII: Unfunded mandates

Subtitle A: General Limitations

Subtitle B: Commission on Unfunded Federal Mandates

Subtitle C: State Mandate Estimates

Title XIX: Legislative Branch Provisions

Title XX: Enforcement

Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1994 - Title I: Committee on Agriculture - Subtitle A: Administration - Consolidates the Agricultural Research Service, the Cooperative State Research Service, and the Extension Service of the Department of Agriculture.

(Sec. 102) Reduces the number of specified farm agencies field offices.

Subtitle B: Commodity Programs - Amends the Agricultural Act of 1949 to repeal nonrecourse loan authority for rice, cotton, feed grains, wheat, oilseeds, sugar, and other nonbasic commodities.

(Sec. 112) Reduces target prices for wheat, feed grains, upland cotton, and rice (basic commodities).

(Sec. 113) Eliminates the 0/85 and 50/85 conservation use programs.

(Sec. 114) Reduces basic commodities payment acres.

(Sec. 115) Eliminates the tobacco price support and marketing quota programs.

(Sec. 116) Eliminates the peanut price support program.

(Sec. 117) Eliminates the cotton price support and related programs.

(Sec. 118) Eliminates the price support and related programs.

Subtitle C: Crop Insurance and Disaster Relief - Repeals the Federal Crop Insurance Act. Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to implement an annual emergency crop loss assistance program. Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle D: Food Stamps - Amends the Food Stamp Act of 1977 to reduce State administrative reimbursement amounts.

Subtitle E: Agricultural Trade - Discontinues the Foreign Agricultural Service's cooperator market development program.

(Sec. 142) Amends the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 to eliminate the export enhancement program.

(Sec. 143) Reduces funding levels for short-term export credit guarantees.

(Sec. 144) Eliminates the market promotion program.

Subtitle F: Conservation - Amends the Food Security Act of 1985 to eliminate the conservation reserve program.

Title II: Committee on Armed Services - Subtitle A: General Program Reductions - Directs the Secretary of Defense to prohibit the obligation of funds appropriated for a fiscal year after FY 1994 for procurement of the Trident II missile, except for necessary contract termination costs.

(Sec. 202) Directs the Secretary of the Navy, by the end of FY 1995, to end the use of double crews on ballistic missile submarines and to reduce the operating tempo of such submarines so that only about one-third are at sea at any one time, with an exception for national security reasons.

(Sec. 203) Requires: (1) an FY 1995 five percent reduction in the amount spent by the Government on intelligence activities; (2) cancellation of the Air Force Follow-on Early Warning System; (3) by the end of FY 1997 a reduction to no more than 100 cruisers, destroyers, and frigates in the active forces of the Navy; (4) a reduction in the rate of procurement of DDG-51 destroyers; (5) cancellation of construction of any new TAGOS-23 vessels and MHC mine-hunting vessels; (6) by the end of FY 1998 the elimination of four Army light divisions; (7) the cancellation of the Army tank upgrade program; (8) procurement of no more than 60 C-17 aircraft; (9) during FY 1995 a ten percent reduction in the amounts spent by the Department of Defense (DOD) for independent research and development; (10) the cancellation of the National Aerospace Plane program; (11) the termination of funding for SEMATECH; (12) the Secretaries of the military departments to utilize temporary early retirement authority for personnel within their departments; (13) by the end of FY 1998 a reduction in the number of officer personnel; (14) a reduction in drills for noncombat reserve units; and (15) a denial of unemployment benefits to individuals who voluntarily leave military service.

(Sec. 219) Directs the Secretary to: (1) reduce the DOD civilian work force to 813,000 by the end of FY 1997; (2) downsize the amount expended on recruiting by 13 percent by the end of FY 1995; (3) reduce the number of DOD civilian personnel performing support functions at military installations; and (4) implement a one-year tour of duty for personnel assigned to duty in Europe (with exceptions) by the end of FY 1996.

(Sec. 223) Directs the President to negotiate with Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Korea toward a greater assumption of (not less than 75 percent of annual costs) of the costs of stationing U.S. troops there.

(Sec. 224) Directs the Secretary of Energy to sell the naval petroleum reserves.

Subtitle B: National Defense Stockpile - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 to require (current law authorizes) the disposal of obsolete and excess materials in the National Defense Stockpile (NDS). Requires all proceeds from the sale of NDS materials to be placed in the Treasury and used to reduce the Federal deficit.

Title III: Committee on Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs - Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 to eliminate the community development block grant program.

(Sec. 302) Amends specified housing Acts to increase family rental contributions.

(Sec. 303) Amends the United States Housing Act of 1937 to freeze public housing and section 8 Federal rental assistance levels at FY 1994 levels.

(Sec. 304) Prohibits the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from entering into new assistance agreements for construction of (non-Indian) public housing, housing for the elderly, and housing for persons with disabilities. Increases voucher authority and set-asides for housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities.

(Sec. 305) Prohibits the Secretary from making special purpose grants.

(Sec. 308) Amends the National Housing Act to terminate the Government National Mortgage Association.

(Sec. 313) Repeals the Low-Income Housing Preservation and Resident Homeownership Act of 1990.

(Sec. 315) Prohibits the Secretary from making or insuring any new rural rental housing loans under the Housing Act of 1949.

(Sec. 316) Limits annual rural housing loan or loan guarantee amounts under such Act.

(Sec. 317) Prohibits U.S. assistance to the International Development Association through FY 1999.

(Sec. 318) Amends the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 to authorize specified appropriations through FY 1999 for the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

Title IV: Committee on Education and Labor - Repeals special programs for State assistance for vocational education support programs by community-based organizations and for consumer and homemaking education under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act.

(Sec. 402) Repeals the program of grants to States for public library construction and technology enhancement under the Library Services and Construction Act.

Repeals the Follow Through Act and its Follow Through program.

Repeals the law-related education program under the Elementary and Secondary Act of 1965 (ESEA).

Repeals the law school clinical experience program under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).

(Sec. 403) Repeals the State student incentive grant program under HEA.

(Sec. 404) Repeals certain ESEA mathematics and science education programs (also known as the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act).

(Sec. 405) Repeals the following campus-based student financial assistance programs under HEA: (1) supplemental educational opportunity grants; (2) work-study; and (3) Perkins direct loans. (Declares that the purpose is to permit one-half of the savings from terminating such programs to increase the amount available for the Pell grant program.)

(Sec. 406) Repeals the Older Americans Community Service Employment Program under the Older Americans Act of 1965.

(Sec. 407) Amends the National School Lunch Act to prohibit cash and commodity assistance for paid lunches for children in high income families. Increases assistance for reduced price lunches for children in lower-middle income families. Decreases assistance for meals or supplements for children in middle and high income families under the family or group day care home meal program.

(Sec. 408) Repeals the Davis-Bacon Act (an Act which requires that the locally prevailing wage rate be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics working under federally-financed or federally-assisted contracts for construction, alteration, and repair of public buildings or public works).

(Sec. 409) Repeals the Service Contract Act of 1965.

(Sec. 410) Amends the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965 to modify certain limitations on the use of Federal funds. Extends (sometimes in decreased amounts) the authorizations of appropriations for: (1) program grants by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH); (2) funds to match non-Federal funds received by NEA and NEH; and (3) administration of NEA and NEH programs. Limits total appropriations authorized under such Act. Directs the Chairperson of the NEA to investigate and report to specified congressional officials on State compliance with the requirement that grants to States under such Act not be used to supplant non-Federal funds.

Title V: Committee on Energy and Commerce - Amends title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act (SSA) to reduce to 45 percent the matching rate for administrative costs under the Medicaid program.

(Sec. 502) Provides for the general termination of the Clean Coal Technology program.

(Sec. 503) Amends the Public Health Service Act (PHSA) to: (1) provide for a reduced research budget for the National Institutes of Health; and (2) establish an authorization at unspecified levels through FY 1997 for programs for minority and disadvantaged students as exclusive PHSA title VII programs.

(Sec. 504) Amends the International Travel Act of 1961 to abolish the U.S. Travel and Tourism Administration.

(Sec. 505) Amends the Rail Passenger Service Act to authorize reduced appropriations for the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

Title VI: Committee on Foreign Affairs - Prohibits the aggregate amount of U.S. contributions to the United Nations and its agencies for calendar years after 1986 from exceeding an amount which bears the same ratio to the total budget of the United Nations as the total U.S. population bears to the total population of United Nations members.

(Sec. 602) Repeals title I (trade and development assistance) and III (food for development program) of the Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954.

(Sec. 603) Reduces outlays for the following programs incrementally for FY 1995 through 1999 such that FY 1999 outlays for: (1) the foreign military financing program are at least 20 percent less than those for FY 1994; and (2) the Economic Support Fund are 50 percent less than those for FY 1994.

(Sec. 605) Requires the President, at the beginning of each fiscal year, to deobligate and return to the Treasury any foreign economic assistance funds that, as of the end of the preceding fiscal year, have been obligated for more than three years but have not been expended. Makes exceptions for funds for winding up program expenses. Waives such requirement in any case that the President reports to the appropriate congressional committees that the funds: (1) are being used for a construction project that requires more than three years to complete; or (2) have not been expended because of unforeseen circumstances.

Title VII: Committee on Government Operations - Authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to enter contracts to procure services for locating Federal amounts in dormant accounts in financial institutions.

(Sec. 702) Limits the amount of Federal grant or contract funds for research and development (R and D) which an institution of higher education may use toward the indirect costs incurred.

(Sec. 703) Provides for the sale of surplus Government-owned aircraft and motor vehicles.

Places restrictions on the acquisition of aircraft and motor vehicles by the heads of covered Federal agencies.

(Sec. 704) Limits the amounts that may be expended for specified overhead expenses by entities of the executive and judicial branches (except the Department of Defense and the U.S. Postal Service) through FY 1999.

Title VIII: Committee on the Judiciary - Prohibits authorization of appropriations for the Legal Services Corporation.

(Sec. 802) Amends the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to lower the Federal share of funds for grants to States for criminal child support enforcement.

Title IX: Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries - Requires the Secretary of Commerce to dispose of all ownership interest of the United States in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) fleet, not acquire any new ownership interests, and obtain any new vessels for NOAA only through private sources.

Terminates authority to make any new grants or contracts under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 and National Sea Grant College Program Act.

Title X: Committee on Natural Resources - Places a five year moratorium on the use of appropriated funds for new land acquisition by or for the Forest Service, National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, or Bureau of Land Management, except acquisitions determined by the President to be vital to national security interests.

(Sec. 1002) Repeals the Helium Act and provides for the sale of Federal property held in connection with that Act which is not required for other Federal purposes, as well as the sale of unneeded helium reserves held by the United States, with all funds received to be used to reduce the Federal debt.

Title XI: Committee on Post Office and Civil Service - Amends Federal law to: (1) repeal provisions allowing the unlimited accumulation of annual leave by members of the Senior Executive Service; and (2) eliminate administratively uncontrollable overtime for supervisory law enforcement officers.

(Sec. 1103) Requires the General Accounting Office to study and report to the Congress and the President on how increased agency flexibility in the appointment and separation of employees can be expected to result in higher levels of efficiency and productivity.

Provides for limits on personnel costs in annual executive agency budgets over a six-year period.

(Sec. 1104) Revises Civil Service and Federal Employees' Retirement System provisions relating to the: (1) maximum annuity allowable pursuant to cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs); and (2) accrual rate applicable for purposes of computing an annuity.

(Sec. 1105) Sets limitations on COLA increases under Government retirement systems for FY 1995 through 1999.

Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 and armed forces provisions to eliminate the delay in COLAs for Federal civilian and military retirees.

Title XII: Committee on Public Works and Transportation - Prohibits the expenditure of Federal funds to construct, erect, or modify highway signs using metric system measurements (except in Puerto Rico) unless the Congress specifically authorizes such expenditure.

(Sec. 1202) Amends the Federal Transit Act to decrease to or set at 50 percent the Federal share of costs for: (1) specified mass transit projects; (2) training of personnel in the transportation field; (3) establishment of university transportation centers and university research institutes; (4) acquisition of transportation equipment required by the Clean Air Act or the American with Disabilities Act of 1990; (5) nonurban transportation projects; (6) management oversight of transportation construction projects; (7) bicycle facilities; (8) a suspended light rail sytsem technology pilot project; and (9) establishment of a national transit institute.

Eliminates grants for operating assistance for certain urban mass transit projects.

Repeals Federal transportation assistance for: (1) mass transit projects to meet the needs of elderly persons and persons with disabilities; and (2) emergency operating expenses of the Consolidates Rail Corporation (CONRAIL), the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK), and other railroads.

Eliminates Federal assistance for: (1) local transportation service in nonurban areas; and (2) user-side subsidies for intercity bus transportation.

Eliminates the Federal share and the system vendor's share of operating costs for any deficit in the suspended light rail system technology pilot project.

(Sec. 1203) Renders ineffective after FY 1994 the application to motor carriers of certain Federal transportation law and regulations.

(Sec. 1204) Amends Federal law to terminate, as of October 1, 1995, the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) as an independent executive agency of the U.S. Government.

Transfers, according to a plan developed by the Secretary of Transportation and submitted to the Congress, all duties and functions of the ICC to other Federal agencies.

(Sec. 1205) Amends the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 to repeal the authorization of appropriations for FY 1995 through 1997 for: (1) certain highway demonstration projects; and (2) high cost of bridge projects.

(Sec. 1206) Amends the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to eliminate authorization of appropriations for FY 1995 through 1998 for the essential air service program.

(Sec. 1207) Prohibits the Administrator of General Services through FY 1998 from obligating funds for construction or acquisition of new Federal buildings.

(Sec. 1208) Directs the President to develop, and submit to the Congress, a plan for transferring all real property, facilities, and equipment of the Tennessee Valley Authority to appropriate public and private entities.

(Sec. 1209) Repeals the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965. Terminates the Appalachian Regional Commission.

(Sec. 1210) Amends the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982 to limit the total amount appropriated from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for FY 1995 through 1999 for grants for airport development and planning to no more than 75 of the amount appropriated for such grants from such fund for FY 1994.

Title XIII: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology - Directs the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with respect to its FY 1996 budget request to the Congress, to cancel one of the following programs: (1) the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility; (2) the Cassini mission; or (3) the Earth Observation System.

(Sec. 1302) Prohibits the Administrator of NASA from entering into any contract in furtherance of a space station program.

(Sec. 1303) Makes ineligible to receive a grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) any individual with a taxable income over $120,000, and any corporation with a gross income in a taxable year of over $5 million.

Title XIV: Committee on Small Business - Sets forth specified limits on FY 1995 through 1998 appropriations for direct and deferred participation loans under the Small Business Act and Small Business Investment Act of 1958. Terminates such credit programs as of October 1, 1998.

Title XV: Committee on Veterans' Affairs - Entitles the United States to recover from a third party the reasonable cost of medical care and services provided (currently, provided before October 1, 1998) to a veteran for a non-service-connected disability for which the veteran would otherwise have been entitled to receive payment from the third party.

Repeals the September 30, 1997, termination date before which the Secretary of Veterans Affairs is authorized to receive certain veteran's income verification from the Secretaries of the Treasury and Health and Human Services.

(Sec. 1502) Directs the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to reduce the number of surgical and other acute care facilities of the Department of Veterans Affairs that have low rates of use or occupancy so that there are four percent fewer Department hospital beds at the end of FY 1999 as compared to the end of FY 1994.

(Sec. 1503) Directs the Secretary to manage the Department's medical care system so as to achieve savings of $2.25 billion by the end of FY 1999 as compared to the end of FY 1994. Requires the Secretary to establish a prospective payment system in order to achieve such savings.

(Sec. 1504) Authorizes the Secretary, during FY 1995 through 1998, to carry out a major construction project (MCP) only in a geographic area that does not contain underutilized non-Department facilities through which a contract could be entered. Requires the Secretary to revise projected expenditures for MCPs during such period in order to reduce such expenditures by ten percent.

Title XVI: Committee on Ways and Means - Amends SSA title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services) to provide for the consolidation of various specified social services programs, including the at-risk child care program under part A (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) (AFDC) of SSA title IV, into a single block grant program.

(Sec. 1602) Amends SSA title IV part E (Federal Payments for Foster Care and Adoption Assistance) to limit the amount of Federal payments to States for child placement and administrative costs.

(Sec. 1603) Amends SSA title XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) to provide for an unearned income exclusion under the SSI program.

(Sec. 1604) Provides for reduced Federal reimbursement to States for administrative costs of State AFDC plans.

(Sec. 1605) Amends SSA title II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) to eliminate entitlement to child's insurance benefits of children of individuals who retire before attaining retirement age.

(Sec. 1606) Requires that veterans' disability benefits be taken into account when determining reductions in social security old-age and disability benefits.

(Sec. 1607) Amends the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to establish additional requirements for the approval of State unemployment compensation laws by the Secretary of Labor. Includes among such requirements prohibitions on unemployment compensation payable to individuals with taxable incomes of over $120,000.

(Sec. 1608) Terminates all general trade adjustment assistance under the Trade Act of 1974 after FY 1994, except the NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance Program, which shall not terminate until the end of FY 1998 (as under current law).

Title XVII: Multiple Committee Jurisdiction - Subtitle A: Benefits for Illegal Aliens - Prohibits, generally, the payment of direct Federal financial benefits, food stamps, and unemployment benefits to aliens who are not lawful permanent residents.

Subtitle B: Economic Development Administration Sunset - Economic Development Administration Sunset Act - Abolishes the Economic Development Administration (EDA). Repeals the: (1) Public Works and Economic Development Act 1965; and (2) Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976. Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to take appropriate action to conclude EDA affairs. Allows for the expenditure of EDA funds received before its termination. Allows the continued use of the Economic Development Revolving Fund to finish EDA business, but requires Fund termination upon certification by the Secretary that business is concluded. Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle C: Reductions in Spending Under Medicare - Provides for reduced payments under Medicare part A (Hospital Insurance) to hospitals for the indirect costs of medical education.

(Sec. 1742) Eliminates Medicare part A payments to hospitals for enrollees' bad debts attributable to deductibles and copayments.

(Sec. 1745) Provides for co-payments under Medicare part B (Supplementary Medical Insurance) for clinical diagnostic laboratory tests.

(Sec. 1746) Increases the Medicare part B monthly premium beginning after December 1994.

(Sec. 1751) Authorizes additional appropriations for FY 1994 through 1997 for peer review activities, enforcement of Medicare payment prohibitions, and other activities to reduce waste and fraud in the administration of Medicare.

(Sec. 1752) Makes specified extensions with regard to Medicare as secondary payer.

(Sec. 1753) Amends IRC and SSA to extend Medicare coverage of, and application of the hospital insurance tax to, all State and local government employees. Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle D: Economic Development and Disaster Assistance - Makes ineligible for specified Federal business development or disaster assistance: (1) individuals with taxable incomes over $120,000; and (2) corporations with taxable incomes over $5,000,000.

Subtitle E: International Trade Administration Assistance - Make the same individuals and corporations described in Subtitle D ineligible for financial assistance from the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce.

Subtitle F: Agricultural Export Bonus Program - Makes ineligible for agricultural commodities or cash payments under the export enhancement program of the Agricultural Trade Act of 1978 any individual with an annual taxable income exceeding $120,000 and any corporation with an annual gross income exceeding $5,000,000.

Title XVIII: Unfunded Mandates - Subtitle A: General Limitations - Federal Mandate Relief Act of 1994 - Provides that any new requirement under a Federal statute or regulation that a State or local government conduct an activity shall apply to the government only if all funds necessary to pay the direct costs incurred in conducting the activity are provided by the Federal Government.

Subtitle B: Commission on Unfunded Federal Mandates - Establishes the Commission on Unfunded Federal Mandates to: (1) investigate and review the role of unfunded Federal manadates in relations among local, State, and Federal governments; and (2) study and make recommendations to the Congress regarding the termination or suspension of unfunded Federal mandates. Authorizes appropriations.

Subtitle C: State Mandate Estimates - Requires the Director of the congressional Budget Office (CBO) to submit to the House of Representatives or the Senate for each joint resolution and conference report an estimate of the costs of State and local government compliance with the legislation in question. (Makes generally conforming amendments to the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, which already requires, to the extent practicable, such estimates for every public bill and resolution, except those reported by the Committee on Appropriations of each House.)

(Sec. 1822) Amends the Rules of the House of Representatives to add the same requirements under the Mandate Relief Act of 1993 with regard to committee report cost estimates and consideration of legislation for which a CBO estimate is required.

Title XIX: Legislative Branch Provisions - Limits: (1) appropriations for official congressional mail costs for FY 1995 to 50 percent of the total appropriated for FY 1994; and (2) such appropriations beginning with FY 1996 to 103 percent of the total appropriated for the preceding fiscal year.

(Sec. 1902) Repeals provisions of: (1) Federal law establishing the Joint Committee on Printing: (2) the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 establishing the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library; and (3) the Employment Act of 1946 establishing the Joint Economic Committee. Transfers all functions of the Joint Economic Committee to the appropriate House or Senate Committee on the Budget.

(Sec. 1903) Limits: (1) funding for congressional committee staff for FY 1995 to 75 percent of the total appropriated for FY 1994; and (2) such funding beginning with FY 1996 to 103 percent of the total appropriated for the preceding fiscal year.

(Sec. 1904) Repeals provisions of Federal law to eliminate payments of expenses for former Speakers of the House of Representatives.

(Sec. 1905) Prohibits a Member of the House from hiring more than 16 full-time employees under the clerk hire allowance.

(Sec. 1906) Limits: (1) funding for congressional committee staff for FY 1995 to 75 percent of the total appropriated for FY 1994; and (2) such funding beginning with FY 1996 to 103 percent of the total appropriated for the preceding fiscal year.

(Sec. 1907) Amends the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to establish the annual rates of pay of $100,000 for each Senator, Member of, and Delegate to, the House, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico $109,000 for the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and the House, and $131,000 for the Speaker of the House, until adjusted by law.

(Sec. 1908) Repeals provisions of the Technology Assessment Act of 1971 that established the Office of Technology Assessment.

(Sec. 1909) Limits: (1) funding for the Congressional Budget Office and the Architect of the Capitol for FY 1995 to 90 percent of the total appropriated for each entity for FY 1994; and (2) such funding beginning with FY 1996 to 103 percent of the total appropriated for the preceding fiscal year.

Title XX: Enforcement - Provides that none of the changes in direct spending and receipts resulting from this shall be reflected in Office of Management and Budget estimates of changes in outlays and receipts under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget to make specified downward adjustments in the discretionary spending limits (new budget authority and outlays), as adjusted, set forth in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 for FY 1995 through 1999.