H.R.2786 - Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] (Introduced 07/23/2013)(by request)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 113-172|
|Latest Action:||07/23/2013 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 125. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R.3547, which became Public Law 113-76 on 1/17/2014.|
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Summary: H.R.2786 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to House without amendment (07/23/2013)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.)
Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2014 - Title I: Department of the Treasury - Department of the Treasury Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations for FY2014 to the Department of the Treasury for: (1) departmental offices, (2) the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, (3) the Office of Inspector General, (4) the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, (5) the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), (6) the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, (7) the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, (8) the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, (9) the U.S. Mint for the U.S. Mint Public Enterprise Fund, (10) the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account, and (11) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Sets forth certain transfers of funds, plus a rescission of certain funds from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.
(Sec. 102) Requires the IRS to: (1) maintain an employee training program that includes taxpayers' rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, cross-cultural relations, ethics, and the impartial application of tax law; and (2) report to specified congressional committees on all completed and planned training for FY2013-FY2014.
(Sec. 103) Requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayers' information and protect them against identity theft.
(Sec. 104) Makes funds for the IRS under any Act available for improved facilities and increased staffing to provide sufficient and effective 1-800 help line service for taxpayers.
(Sec. 105) Makes IRS funds available for employment of experts and consultants.
(Sec. 106) Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to pay the salaries or expenses of any individual to carry out any transfer of funds to the IRS under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.
(Sec. 107) Prohibits the use of such funds by the IRS to implement or enforce requirements for:
- certain individuals to maintain minimal essential health care coverage beginning in 2014,
- providers of minimum essential coverage to file informational returns providing identifying information of covered individuals and the dates of coverage,
- notifications to taxpayers who are not enrolled in minimum essential coverage about services available through the Exchange operating in their state, or
- any amendments concerning assessable penalties.
(Sec. 108) Bars the use of IRS funds to make a video unless the Service-Wide Video Editorial Board determines in advance that making the video is appropriate, taking into account its cost, topic, tone, and purpose.
(Sec. 109) Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of IRS funds for employee bonus and award programs until the Chief Risk Officer and Chief Human Capital Officer submits to congressional appropriations committees:
- a report for the prior, current, and budget year (by appropriation account) of each IRS component's total number of: (1) executive and non-executive staff, and their respective salaries; and (2) bonuses and awards for its staff, and their respective amounts; and
- an evaluation, reviewed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), that measures how current bonus and award programs increase employee productivity and performance.
(Sec. 110) Bars the obligation or expenditure of funds made available by this Act to the IRS for conferences until the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issues an opinion that the IRS has implemented the recommendations contained in audit report 2013-10-037 (Review of the August 2010 Small Business/Self-Employed Division's Conference in Anaheim, California).
(Sec. 111) Requires the IRS to: (1) submit an organization, mission, and functions manual every year with its budget request; and (2) report quarterly (within 30 days after each quarter) to congressional appropriations committees on its activities.
(Sec. 116) Bars the use of funds to the Department of the Treasury or the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to redesign the $1 Federal Reserve note.
(Sec. 118) Prohibits the U.S. Mint from using any federal funds to construct or operate any museum without the explicit approval of specified congressional committees.
(Sec. 119) Prohibits the use of funds to merge the U.S. Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the explicit approval of the same congressional committees.
(Sec. 120) Deems any funds appropriated by this Act, or made available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized by Congress for purposes of the National Security Act of 1947 during FY2014, until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2014.
(Sec. 121) Requires up to $5,000 to be made available from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Industrial Revolving Fund for necessary official reception and representation expenses.
(Sec. 122) Requires the Secretary of the Treasury (Secretary throughout this Act) to submit a Capital Investment Plan to congressional appropriations committees within 30 days after the submission of the President's annual budget.
(Sec. 123) Requires the Office of Financial Stability and the Office of Financial Research to: (1) report quarterly to specified congressional committees on their respective activities; and (2) upon request of the committees, make their officials available to testify on the reports' contents.
(Sec. 124) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act to approve, license, facilitate, authorize, or otherwise allow, whether by general or specific license, travel-related or other transactions incident to non-academic educational exchanges described in specified federal regulations.
(Sec. 125) Requires the Secretary to report on: (1) certain travel-related transactions to, from, and within Cuba by persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction; and (2) persons visiting close relatives in Cuba.
Establishes the Financial Research Fund in the Treasury as depository for funds and assessments designated for the OFR.
(Sec. 126) Amends the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) to require funds obtained by, transferred to, or credited to the Financial Research Fund to be available to the Office of Financial Research only as provided in appropriations acts (instead of available immediately).
Repeals the prohibition against construing funds obtained by, transferred to, or credited to the Fund to be government funds or appropriated moneys.
(Sec. 127) Requires the Secretary to report to the congressional appropriations committees on the amount of total funds charged to each office by the Working Capital Fund, including the amount charged for each service provided by it to each office and a detailed explanation of how the charge for each service is calculated.
(Sec. 128) Limits to $180 million the obligations of the Department of the Treasury, during FY2014, for the activities for which funds in the Working Capitol Fund (Shared Services Program) are available.
Title II: Executive Office of the President and Funds Appropriated to the President - Executive Office of the President Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations for FY2014 for designated White House agencies, including the Executive Residence and: (1) the Council of Economic Advisers; (2) the National Security Council (NSC) and the Homeland Security Council; (3) the Office of Administration; (4) the Office of Management and Budget (OMB); (5) the Office of National Drug Control Policy; (6) various other specified federal drug control programs; (7) integrated, efficient, secure, and effective uses of information technology in the federal government; and (8) special assistance to the President and the official residence of the Vice President.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 202) Requires the Director of OMB to submit to congressional appropriations committees a report on the costs of implementing Dodd-Frank.
(Sec. 203) Bars the use of funds made available in this Act to pay the salaries and expenses of any officer or employee of the Executive Office of the President to: (1) prepare, sign, or approve statements abrogating legislation passed by Congress and signed by the President; or (2) prepare or implement an executive order that contravenes existing law.
Title III: The Judiciary - Judiciary Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations to the Judiciary for FY2014 for: (1) the U.S. Supreme Court; (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; (3) the U.S. Court of International Trade; (4) the courts of appeals, district courts, and other judicial services, including defender services; (5) fees of jurors and commissioners; (6) court security; (7) the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts; (8) the Federal Judicial Center; and (9) the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 304) Requires the U.S. Marshals Service to provide, as a pilot program, specified security services (except investigations) for courthouses which federal law authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide.
(Sec. 305) Amends the Judicial Improvement Act of 1990 to prohibit the filling of the first vacancy in the office of district judge in the district of Kansas occurring 23 (currently, 22) years and six months or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship. (In effect lengthens by one year the period of the respective temporary judgeship in such district.)
Amends the Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, of 2006 to prohibit the filling of the first vacancy in the office of district judge in the district of Missouri 21 (currently, 20) years and six months or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship. (In effect lengthens by one year the period of the respective temporary judgeship in such district.)
Amends the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act with respect to creation by the President of new temporary judgeships for the northern district of Alabama, the district of Arizona, the central district of California, the southern district of Florida, the district of New Mexico, the western district of North Carolina, and the eastern district of Texas.
Prohibits the filling of the first vacancy in the office of district judge in each of such districts, except for the central district of California and the western district of North Carolina, occurring 12 (currently, 11) years or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeships. (In effect lengthens by one year the period of the temporary judgeships in such districts.)
Prohibits the filling of the first vacancy in the office of district judge in the central district of California occurring 11 years (currently, 10 years) and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship. (In effect lengthens by one year the period of the temporary judgeship in that district. Maintains the current prohibition on filling the first vacancy in the office of district judge in the western district of North Carolina occurring 10 years or more after the confirmation date of the temporary judge.)
(Sec. 306) Directs the Judicial Conference of the United States to develop a space management plan that ensures that, on or before September 30, 2016, the total amount of usable square feet using funds made available for "The Judiciary--Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services--Salaries and Expenses" account is reduced compared to the total amount of usable square feet as of the effective date of this Act, subject to the following exclusions:
- any new courthouse construction, renovation, or alterations projects approved by Congress, and
- additional square footage needed for newly authorized judgeships and additional senior judges in accordance with courtroom sharing policies.
Title IV: District of Columbia - District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2014 - Makes appropriations to the District of Columbia for FY2014, including amounts for the federal payments: (1) for District of Columbia resident tuition support, (2) for emergency planning and security costs in the District, (3) to District of Columbia Courts, (4) for Defender Services in District of Columbia Courts, (5) to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, (6) to the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, (7) to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, (8) to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure and the Judicial Nomination Commission, (9) for school improvement, (10) for the D.C. National Guard, and (11) for testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Requires certain funds appropriated for operating expenses to be subject to specified proposals of the Fiscal Year 2014 Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to Congress by the District of Columbia.Title V: Independent Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY2014 for: (1) the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB); (2) the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC); (3) the Federal Communications Commission (FCC); (4) the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); (5) the Federal Election Commission (FEC); (6) the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA); (7) the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); (8) the General Services Administration (GSA); (9) the Merit Systems Protection Board; (10) the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); (11) the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA); (12) the NCUA Community Development Revolving Loan Fund; (13) the Office of Government Ethics; (14) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), including its Office of Inspector General; (15) the Office of Special Counsel; (16) the Postal Regulatory Commission; (17) the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; (18) the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board; (19) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); (20) the Selective Service System; (21) the Small Business Administration (SBA); (22) the United States Postal Service; and (23) the United States Tax Court.
Sets forth certain transfers of funds.
(Sec. 501) Amends Dodd-Frank to allow the congressional appropriations committees to review transfers by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve Board) to the CFPB from combined earnings of the Federal Reserve System.
(Sec. 502) Prohibits the Federal Reserve Board, beginning FY2014, from transferring funds to the CFPB. Authorizes appropriations to the CFPB as necessary to carry out its authorities under federal consumer financial law.
(Sec. 503) Requires the CFPB during FY2014 to notify specified congressional committees of any request for a transfer of funds from the Federal Reserve System, including the amount of funds requested, how the funds will be obligated by object class, activity, and office, together with a comparison to the amounts estimated in the CFPB FY2014 budget.
(Sec. 504) Requires the CFPB to submit to specified congressional committees quarterly reports on its specified activities.
(Sec. 510) Requires GSA, if specified congressional committees adopt a resolution granting lease authority pursuant to a specified GSA prospectus, to ensure that the delineated area of procurement is identical to the delineated area included in the prospectus for all lease agreements.
(Sec. 511) Requires the GSA Administrator to report quarterly during FY2014 to specified congressional committees on GSA use of its takings and exchange authorities with respect to acquisition, disposal, and management of real property (including easements and right of way in land).
(Sec. 512) Requires the Administrator to report to the congressional appropriations committees on the amount of total funds charged to each office by the Working Capital Fund, including the amount charged for each service provided by it to each office and a detailed explanation of how such charge is calculated.
(Sec. 513) Prohibits GSA, during FY2014, from obligating more than $675 million for the activities for which funds in the Working Capital Fund are available.
(Sec. 514) Requires GSA to report to the congressional appropriations committees on all completed and planned training for FY2013-FY2014.
(Sec. 515) Prohibits the obligation or expenditure of GSA funds for employee bonus and award programs until the Administrator submits to congressional appropriations committees:
- a report for the prior, current, and budget year (by appropriation account) of each GSA component's total number of: (1) executive and non-executive staff, and their respective salaries; and (2) bonuses and awards for its staff, and their respective amounts; and
- an evaluation, reviewed by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), that measures how current bonus and award programs increase employee productivity and performance.
(Sec. 516) Bars the use of GSA funds to support or participate in activities of the Federal Real Property Council until the Federal Real Property Reports for FY2011-FY2012 are added to the GSA public website.
(Sec. 517) Prohibits the obligation of GSA funds for modernization of the Integrated Acquisition Environment and consolidation of the System for Award Management until the Administrator reports to the congressional appropriations committees on the cost baseline, governance structure, acquisition strategy, and performance milestones for such modernization and consolidation.
(Sec. 518) Requires the GSA Administrator to report to the congressional appropriations committees on:
- the number of occupancy agreements, leases, buildings, and square feet in its portfolio;
- rent collected for leased and owned properties;
- the lease cost relative to market for each lease;
- the tenants above, below, or equal to an "all-in" utilization rate of 170 usable square feet per person;
- building operations and maintenance costs; and
- the number of reimbursable agreements projected for FY2014.
Requires the Administrator to submit quarterly updates of the same reporting elements as well as projections for the remaining quarters.
Title VI: General Provisions (This Act) - Sets forth permissions for and restrictions upon the use of funds under this Act.
(Sec. 606) Prohibits the expenditure of funds under this Act by an entity unless it agrees that such expenditure will comply with the Buy American Act.
(Sec. 607) Prohibits the availability of funds under this Act to any person or entity that has been convicted of violating the Buy American Act.
(Sec. 610) Prohibits the availability of funds under this Act for use by the Executive Office of the President to request from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) any official background investigation report on any individual, except when: (1) such individual has given his or her express written consent for such request within six months before the date of the request and during the same presidential administration, or (2) the request is required due to extraordinary circumstances involving national security.
(Sec. 611) Makes certain cost accounting standards promulgated under the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act inapplicable to a federal employees health benefits program contract.
(Sec. 612) Authorizes OPM to accept and utilize (without regard to any restriction on unanticipated travel expenses) funds made available to OPM pursuant to court approval for resolving litigation and implementing any settlement agreements regarding the nonforeign area cost-of-living allowance program.
(Sec. 613) Prohibits the availability of funds appropriated by this Act to pay for an abortion, or the administrative expenses in connection with any health plan which provides any benefits or coverage for abortions, unless the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
(Sec. 615) Makes the restriction on purchasing nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies set forth in the Buy American Act inapplicable to the acquisition by the federal government of commercial information technology.
(Sec. 616) Prohibits an officer or employee of any regulatory agency or commission funded by this Act from accepting, on behalf of that agency, or the agency or commission from accepting, payment or reimbursement from a nonfederal entity for travel-related expenses to enable an officer or employee to attend and participate in any meeting or similar function relating to official duties, when the entity offering payment or reimbursement is subject to regulation by such agency or commission, or represents such person or entity, unless the person or entity is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization.
(Sec. 617) Permits the use of funds made available to the CFTC and the SEC for the interagency funding and sponsorship of a joint advisory committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues.
(Sec. 618) Prohibits the obligation of funds during FY2014 from the SEC Reserve Fund.
(Sec. 619) Requires the Department of the Treasury, the Executive Office of the President, the Judiciary, the FCC, the FTC, GSA, the NARA, the SEC, and SBA to provide congressional appropriations committees a quarterly accounting of the cumulative balances of any unobligated funds received during any previous fiscal year.
(Sec. 620) Requires an executive agency covered by this Act to consult with GSA before issuing a solicitation for offers of new leases or construction contracts, and in the case of succeeding leases, before entering into negotiations with the current lessor.
Authorizes any such agency with authority to enter into an emergency lease to do so during any period for which the President requires emergency leasing authority.
(Sec. 621) Prohibits the use of FTC funds to complete the draft report entitled "Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts" unless the Working Group complies with Executive Order 13563 ("Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review").
(Sec. 622) Bars the use of funds to pay the salaries and expenses for the following positions, including substantially similar ones: (1) Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, (2) Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, (3) Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, and (4) White House Director of Urban Affairs.
(Sec. 623) Bars the expenditure of funds made available by this Act for any new hire by any federal agency funded in this Act that is not verified through the E-Verify Program established under the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.
(Sec. 624) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the government.
(Sec. 625) Subjects to the same requirements and conditions any corporation that has any unpaid federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.
(Sec. 626) Appropriates amounts required under current law for:
- compensation of the President;
- payments to the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, the Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund;
- payment of government contributions for health benefits of federal retired employees, and life insurance benefits for such employees;
- payment to finance the unfunded liability of new and increased annuity benefits under the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund;
- payments of annuities authorized to be paid from the Fund by statutory requirements other than the Federal Employees' Retirement System (FERS) and the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS); and
- authorized payment allowances to former Presidents and their widows.
(Sec. 627) Amends the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to revise grant eligibility requirements for the state swimming pool safety grant program to include all swimming pools constructed in a state after it submits a grant application to the CPSC.
Authorizes appropriations to the CPSC for the state swimming pool safety grant program through FY2016 (thus extending the grant program for four years).
Revises the minimum state law safety standards for swimming pools or spas to eliminate the requirements that:
- all pools and spas be equipped with devices and systems designed to prevent entrapment by pool or spa drains;
- every swimming pool and spa that has a main drain, other than an unblockable drain, be equipped with a drain cover that meets the mandated consumer product safety standard; and
- periodic notification is provided to owners of residential swimming pools or spas about compliance with the entrapment protection standards of the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard, or any successor standard.
Repeals the prohibition against construing this periodic entrapment protection standards compliance notification requirement to imply any liability on the part of a state related to it.
(Sec. 628) Requires the Comptroller General (GAO) to analyze the benefits and costs of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, including quantitative and qualitative measures, both market and nonmarket, and report its findings to congressional appropriations committees.
(Sec. 629) Requires the CPSC, the FCC, the FTC, and the SEC to report to the congressional appropriations committees on:
- increasing public participation in the rulemaking process and reducing uncertainty;
- improving coordination with other federal agencies to eliminate redundant, inconsistent, and overlapping regulations; and
- identifying existing regulations that have been reviewed and determined to be outmoded, ineffective, or excessively burdensome.
(Sec. 630) Bars the obligation or expenditure of funds made available by this Act on travel, conferences, or employee awards programs inconsistent with applicable federal law, regulation, or executive order.
Requires each Inspector General (IG), the Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the senior ethics official of an entity without an IG funded by this Act to report to the congressional appropriations committees on the procedures of the relevant establishment or entity to ensure compliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, and executive orders on travel, conferences, and employee awards programs, including an evaluation of the effectiveness of such procedures.
(Sec. 631) Prohibits the use of FCC funds to remove the conditions imposed on commercial terrestrial operations in the Order and Authorization adopted by the FCC on January 26, 2011 (DA 11-133), or otherwise permit such operations, until it has resolved concerns of potential widespread harmful interference by such commercial terrestrial operations with commercially available Global Positioning System (GPS) devices.
(Sec. 632) Bars the use of funds made available in this Act to eliminate or reduce funding for a program, project, or activity proposed in the President's budget request for a fiscal year until the proposed change is subsequently enacted in an appropriation Act, or unless it is made pursuant to the reprogramming or transfer provisions of this Act.
(Sec. 633) Authorizes the IG of OPM, during FY2014, to use the revolving fund made available to OPM to finance the cost of audits, loyalty investigations, and oversight activities of the fund and the functions financed by it.
Requires the business-type budget prepared by OPM for FY2014 to include an IG estimate of the amount required to pay the reasonable expenses to adequately audit, investigate, and provide other oversight activities of the fund and the functions financed by it. Limits such amount to .33% of the fund's total budgetary obligations for FY2014.
(Sec. 634) Requires the Secretary and the GSA Administrator to submit to the congressional appropriations committees, at the time of the President's annual budget submission for FY2015, a comprehensive report compiled in conjunction with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that details updated missions, goals, strategies, and priorities, and performance metrics that are measurable, repeatable, and directly linked to requests for funding.
Title VII: General Provisions Government-Wide - Sets forth requirements for the use of appropriations by designated departments, agencies, and corporations.
(Sec. 701) Sets restrictions upon the use of appropriations by any federal department, agency, or instrumentality unless it has in place, and will continue to administer in good faith, a written policy designed to ensure that all workplaces are free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of controlled substances by the officers and employees of such department, agency, or instrumentality.
(Sec. 725) Prohibits the use of funds by federal agencies to collect, review, create or contract for any aggregation of data by any means of any personally identifiable information relating to an individual's access to or use of any federal government or nongovernmental Internet site.
(Sec. 726) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into or renew a contract for a federal employee health plan which includes a provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive coverage. Exempts specified religious plans from such prohibition. Prohibits a federal employee health plan, however, from discriminating against an individual on the basis that the individual refuses to prescribe or otherwise provide for contraceptives because such activities would be contrary to his or her religious beliefs or moral convictions.
(Sec. 727) Declares that the United States is committed to: (1) ensuring the health of its Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic athletes; and (2) supports the strict adherence to antidoping in sport through testing, adjudication, education, and research as performed by nationally recognized oversight authorities.
(Sec. 728) Allows the use of funds appropriated for official travel by federal departments and agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126 regarding official travel for government personnel, to participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
(Sec. 729) Bars the use of funds to: (1) implement or enforce restrictions or limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship Program, or (2) implement proposed OPM regulations relating to the detail of executive branch employees to the legislative branch.
(Sec. 730) Prohibits an executive branch agency from purchasing, constructing, and/or leasing any additional facilities, except within or contiguous to existing locations, to conduct federal law enforcement training without advance approval of congressional appropriations committees. Authorizes the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to obtain the temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in existing Center facilities.
(Sec. 731) Bars the use of funds by an executive branch agency, unless otherwise authorized by existing law, to produce any prepackaged news story intended for broadcast or distribution in the United States, unless the story includes a clear notification within its text or audio that it was prepared or funded by that agency.
(Sec. 732) Bars the use of funds in contravention of the Privacy Act or regulations concerning protection of privacy and freedom of information.
(Sec. 733) Prohibits the use of funds for any federal government contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic corporation under the Homeland Security Act of 2002, or any subsidiary of such an entity.
Requires any Secretary to waive such prohibition if so required in the interest of national security.
Exempts contracts entered into before the enactment of this Act or task orders issued pursuant to such contracts.
(Sec. 734) Requires for each employee, during FY2014, who retires under voluntary early retirement authority (VERA) of CSRS or FERS, or under any other CSRS or FERS requirement and receives a voluntary separation incentive payment (VISP), that the separating agency remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund an amount equal to OPM's average unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the preceding year.
(Sec. 735) Bars the use of funds to recommend or require any entity submitting an offer for a federal contract to disclose specified information regarding contributions or expenditures with respect to a federal election as a condition of such offer or acquisition.
(Sec. 736) Bars the use of funds to pay for the painting of portraits of a federal officer or employee, including the President, the Vice President, a Member of Congress (including a Delegate or a Resident Commissioner to Congress), the head of an executive branch agency, or the head of an office of the legislative branch.
(Sec. 738) Prohibits the use of funds made available by this Act to pay more than 75% of the salary of any senior IRS official (Commissioners and Deputy Commissioners of IRS) between July 1, 2014, and September 30, 2014, unless as of July 1, 2014, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration certifies that the recommendations contained in audit report 2013-10-053 (Inappropriate Criteria Were Used to Identify Tax-Exempt Applications for Review) have been implemented by the IRS.
Title VIII: General Provisions (District of Columbia) - Sets forth authorized or prohibited uses of funds appropriated by this Act identical or similar to corresponding provisions of the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2013.
(Sec. 802) Prohibits the use of federal funds provided in this Act for publicity or propaganda purposes or implementation of any policy including boycott designed to support or defeat legislation pending before Congress or any state legislature.
(Sec. 806) Prohibits the use of federal funds contained in this Act by the District of Columbia Attorney General or any other officer or entity of the District government to provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation in Congress for the District.
Declares that nothing in this section bars the Counsel from reviewing or commenting on briefs in private lawsuits, or from consulting with officials of the District government regarding such lawsuits.
(Sec. 807) Bars the use of federal funds contained in this Act for any program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
(Sec. 808) Provides that nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent the Council or the Mayor from addressing the issue of the provision of contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans. Expresses the intent of Congress that any legislation enacted on such issue should include a "conscience clause" which provides exceptions for religious beliefs and moral convictions.
(Sec. 809) Prohibits the use of federal funds contained in this Act to enact or carry out any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) derivative.
(Sec. 810) Prohibits the expenditure of funds appropriated under this Act for abortions except where the mother's life would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term, or in cases of rape or incest.
(Sec. 813) Allows the transfer of amounts appropriated in this Act as operating funds to the District's enterprise and capital funds. Requires such transferred amounts to retain appropriation authority consistent with this Act.
Authorizes the District government to reprogram or transfer from operating funds to capital funds for operating expenses any local funds transferred or reprogrammed in this or the four prior fiscal years. Requires such transferred or reprogrammed amounts to retain appropriation authority consistent with this Act.
Prohibits the District from transferring or reprogramming for operating expenses any funds derived from bonds, notes, or other obligations issued for capital projects.
(Sec. 815) Limits to 50% the availability through FY2015 for each such account, for its authorized purposes, of any unobligated balances of FY2014 appropriations for salaries and expenses remaining available at the end of FY2014. Requires a request for approval to the congressional appropriations committees, in compliance with specified reprogramming guidelines, before such funds are spent.
(Sec. 817) Expresses the sense of Congress that it should not pass any legislation that authorizes spending cuts that would increase U.S. poverty.
Title IX: Additional General Provisions - (Sec. 901) Prohibits the use of SEC funds to finalize, issue, or implement any rule, regulation, or order regarding the disclosure of political contributions, contributions to tax exempt organizations, or dues paid to trade associations.
(Sec. 902) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act by a federal or state governmental entity to require a provider of electronic communication service or remote computing service to disclose the contents of a wire or electronic communication in storage with the provider, unless the governmental entity obtains a warrant issued by a court of competent jurisdiction using the procedures specified by the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
(Sec. 903) Prohibits the use of IRS funds to: (1) target groups for regulatory scrutiny based on their ideological beliefs; or (2) issue any regulation, revenue ruling, or interpretative guidance relating to the "primary purpose" standard used by the Department of the Treasury (including the IRS) to determine whether an organization is operated exclusively for the promotion of social welfare in order to determine the organization's tax exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Applies the standards and definitions relating to the primary purpose standard as in effect on January 1, 2010, to determine 501(c)(4) status after enactment of this Act.
Applies this requirement to any organization claiming such tax exempt status which was created on, before, or after enactment of this Act and before the effective date of any law hereafter enacted to modify such primary purpose standard.
(Sec. 904) Establishes a spending reduction account consisting of the amount by which each applicable allocation of new budget authority made by the Committee on Appropriations of the House, excluding Senate items, exceeds the amount of proposed new budget authority. Makes such amount $0.