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Title I: Continuing Appropriations

Title II: Waiver of Requirement for Parchment Printing

Title III: Medicare

Title I: Continuing Appropriations - Makes further continuing appropriations for FY 1996.

(Sec. 101) Provides for such amounts as may be necessary under the authority and provided in the applicable appropriations Act for the fiscal year 1995 for continuing projects or activities, including the costs of direct loans and loan guarantees (not otherwise specifically provided for in this joint resolution) which were conducted in the fiscal year 1995 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority would be available in the following appropriations Acts: (1) the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996 (notwithstanding specified provisions of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236), and the Arms Control and Disarmament Act); (2) the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 1996 (notwithstanding specified provisions of the National Security Act of 1947); (3) the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1996; (4) the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 1996; (5) the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1996 (notwithstanding specified provisions of certain Federal law and of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956); (6) the Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996; (7) the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996; (8) the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996, (H.R. 2492); (9) the Department of Transportation Appropriations Act, 1996; (10) the Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1996; and (11) the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996.

(Sec. 102) Sets forth various conditions for and limitations on the use of funds provided under this Act.

(Sec. 115) Increases the apportionment for the Federal Payment to the District of Columbia by a specified amount for purposes of certain capital construction loan repayments.

(Sec. 123) Provides that the rate for operations of the following projects or activities shall be only the minimum necessary to accomplish orderly termination: (1) Administrative Conference of the United States; (2) Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (except that activities to carry out the provisions of specified Federal law may continue); (3) Interstate Commerce Commission; (4) Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation; (5) Land and Water Conservation Fund, State Assistance; and (6) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Rural Abandoned Mine Program.

Title II: Waiver of Requirement for Parchment Printing - Waives specified requirements with respect to the printing of the enrollment of any continuing resolution, debt limit extension measure, or reconciliation bill of the first session of this Congress presented to the President after the enactment of this joint resolution.

Title III: Medicare - Revises the formula for the determination of Medicare Part B premiums during 1996 (to increase such premiums above the scheduled rate).

(Sec. 302) Provides for Medicare coverage of certain anticancer drug treatments, including coverage of certain Federal Food and Drug Administration-approved self-administered oral drugs prescribed for use as an anticancer nonsteroidal antiestrogen or nonsteroidal antiandrogen agent for a given indication. Provides for uniform coverage of such anticancer drugs in all settings.