H.R.933 - Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] (Introduced 03/04/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Appropriations; Budget|
|Latest Action:||03/26/2013 Became Public Law No: 113-6. (TXT | PDF)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||03/21/2013 : Resolving Differences; 03/20/2013 : Passed Senate; 03/06/2013 : Passed House|
|Notes:||A House explanatory statement was printed in the March 6, 2013, Congressional Record, beginning on page H1029. A Senate explanatory statement was printed in the March 11, 2013, Congressional Record, beginning on page S1287.|
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Summary: H.R.933 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 113-6 (03/26/2013)
(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on March 20, 2013. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Division A: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Title I: Agricultural Programs - Appropriates FY2013 funds for the following Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services:
- Office of the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary);
- Office of the Chief Economist;
- National Appeals Division;
- Office of Budget and Program Analysis;
- Office of the Chief Information Officer;
- Office of the Chief Financial Officer;
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights;
- Office of Civil Rights;
- agriculture buildings and facilities and rental payments;
- hazardous materials management;
- Office of Inspector General;
- Office of the General Counsel;
- Office of the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics;
- Economic Research Service;
- National Agricultural Statistics Service;
- Agricultural Research Service;
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture;
- Native American Institutions Endowment Fund;
- extension and integrated activities;
- Office of the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs;
- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service;
- Agricultural Marketing Service;
- Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration;
- Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety;
- Food Safety and Inspection Service;
- Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services;
- Farm Service Agency;
- Risk Management Agency;
- Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Fund; and
- Commodity Credit Corporation Fund.
Title II: Conservation Programs - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, and (2) Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Title III: Rural Development Programs - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Rural Development, (2) rural development salaries and expenses, (3) Rural Housing Service, (4) Rural Business-Cooperative Service, (5) Rural Economic Development Loans Program Account, and (6) Rural Utilities Service.
Title IV: Domestic Food Programs - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Office of the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services; and (2) Food and Nutrition Service.
Title V: Foreign Assistance and Related Programs - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Foreign Agricultural Service, (2) Food for Peace Act (P.L. 480) program title I and title II grants, (3) McGovern-Dole international food for education and child nutrition program grants, and (4) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) export loans.
Title VI: Related Agency and Food and Drug Administration - Appropriates funds for the following: (1) Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and (2) Farm Credit Administration.
Title VII: General Provisions - Specifies certain uses and limits on or prohibitions against the use of funds appropriated by this Act.
(Sec. 702) Authorizes the Secretary to transfer unobligated balances to the Working Capital Fund for plant and capital equipment acquisition, which shall remain available until expended.
(Sec. 703) Prohibits appropriations under this Act from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly provided for.
(Sec. 704) Limits negotiated indirect costs on cooperative agreements between USDA and nonprofit organizations to 10%.
(Sec. 705) Makes USDA appropriations for direct and guaranteed loans available for: (1) the Rural Development Loan Fund program account, (2) the Rural Electrification and Telecommunication Loans program account, and (3) the Rural Housing Insurance Fund program account.
(Sec. 706) Makes specified funds available for assistance to recipient nations only if adequate controls are in place to ensure that emergency food aid is received by the intended beneficiaries and not otherwise diverted.
(Sec. 707) Prohibits funds made available to USDA under this Act from being used to acquire new information technology systems or significant upgrades without the approval of the Chief Information Officer and the concurrence of the Executive Information Technology Investment Review Board.
(Sec. 708) Makes funds available in the current fiscal year for agricultural management assistance under the Federal Crop Insurance Act and for specified conservation programs under the Food Security Act of 1985 until expended for current fiscal year obligations.
(Sec. 709) Makes eligible for economic development and job creation assistance under the Rural Electrification Act in the same manner as a borrower under such Act any former Rural Utilities Service borrower that has repaid or prepaid an insured, direct, or guaranteed loan under such Act, or any not-for-profit utility that is eligible to receive an insured or direct loan under such Act.
(Sec. 710) Prohibits, regarding the specialty crop research initiative, funds from being used to prohibit the provision of certain in-kind support from non-federal sources.
(Sec. 711) Makes unobligated balances for salaries and expenses for the Farm Service Agency and the Rural Development mission area under this Act available for information technology expenses through September 30, 2014.
(Sec. 712) Authorizes the Secretary to permit a state agency to use funds provided in this Act to exceed a specified maximum amount of liquid infant formula when issuing liquid infant formula to participants.
(Sec. 713) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used for first-class travel by employees of agencies funded by this Act in contravention of specified federal regulations.
(Sec. 714) States that with regard to certain programs established or amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to be carried out using CCC funds: (1) such funds shall be available for salaries and administrative expenses without regard to certain allotment and fund transfer limits, and (2) the use of such funds shall not be considered to be a fund transfer or allotment for purposes of applying such limits.
(Sec. 715) Authorizes increases in FY2009 amounts of emergency food assistance available for non-emergency food assistance.
(Sec. 716) Limits funds made available in FY2013 or preceding fiscal years under P.L. 480 to reimburse the CCC for the release of certain commodities under the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust Act.
(Sec. 717) Limits funds available for USDA advisory committees, panels, commissions, and task forces.
(Sec. 718) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to pay indirect costs charged against any agricultural research, education, or extension grant awards issued by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture that exceed 30% of total federal funds provided under each award.
(Sec. 719) Makes additional funds available for the FDA. Obligates specified amounts for: (1) one-time activities directly related to implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act, and (2) one-time activities for improving the safety of the human drug supply.
(Sec. 720) Appropriates funds for direct reimbursement payments for geographically disadvantaged farmers or ranchers.
(Sec. 721) Prohibits the use of funds for the watershed rehabilitation program.
Limits the use of funds for: (1) the agricultural management assistance program, (2) the environmental quality incentives program, and (3) the wildlife habitat incentives program.
(Sec. 722) Limits FY2013 funds for the following domestic food assistance categories under the Act of August 24, 1935: (1) child nutrition program entitlement commodities, (2) state option contracts, and (3) defective commodity removal.
Limits funds for the fresh fruit and vegetable program until October 1, 2013.
Rescinds specified unobligated balances available in FY2013 for domestic food assistance.
(Sec. 723) Authorizes the Secretary to reserve through April 1, 2013, up to 5% of the funding for the following items for projects in areas that are engaged in strategic regional development planning: (1) business and industry guaranteed loans, (2) rural development loan fund, (3) rural business enterprise grants, (4) rural business opportunity grants, (5) rural economic development program, (6) rural microenterprise program, (7) biorefinery assistance program, (8) rural energy for America program, (9) value-added producer grants, (10) broadband program, (11) water and waste program, and (12) rural community facilities program.
(Sec. 724) Appropriates funds to the Farm Service Agency for a pilot program to demonstrate the use of new technologies that increase the growth rate of reforested hardwood trees on private non-industrial forest lands, enrolling lands on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
(Sec. 725) Prohibits the use of funds for user fee proposals that fail to provide sufficient budget impact information.
(Sec. 726) Prohibits, without specified congressional notice, the reprogramming of certain funds in order to: (1) create or eliminate programs, (2) increase funds or personnel for any project for which funds have been denied or restricted, (3) relocate an office or employee, (4) reorganize offices or programs, or (5) contract out any functions or activities performed by federal employees.
Prohibits, without specified congressional notice, the reprogramming of funds for programs, projects, or activities in excess of $500,000 or 10%, whichever is less, that: (1) augments existing programs, projects, or activities; (2) reduces by 10% funding for any existing program, project, or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10%; or (3) results from a personnel reduction which would result in a change in existing programs, activities, or projects.
(Sec. 727) Authorizes the Secretary to assess a one-time fee for any guaranteed business and industry loan that does not exceed 3% of the guaranteed principal portion of the loan.
(Sec. 728) Prohibits USDA or FDA funds from being used to transmit to any non-USDA or non-Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) employee questions or responses to questions that are a result of information requested for the appropriations hearing process.
(Sec. 729) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act by any executive branch entity to produce a prepackaged news story for U.S. broadcast or distribution unless it contains audio or text notice that it was produced or funded by such executive entity.
(Sec. 730) Requires USDA agencies to reimburse each other for employees detailed for longer than 30 days.
(Sec. 731) Makes any area eligible for rural housing programs on September 30, 2012, eligible for such programs until September 30, 2013.
(Sec. 732) Prohibits funds from being made available to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, or provide a loan to, any corporation that was convicted, or had an officer or agent convicted, of a felony criminal violation under any federal or state law within the preceding 24 months.
(Sec. 733) Prohibits funds under this Act from being used to enter into a contract or cooperative agreement with, or make a grant or loan to any corporation that has an unpaid federal tax liability for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted and which is not being paid to the taxing authority.
(Sec. 734) Prohibits specified nonrecourse marketing assistance loans for mohair.
(Sec. 735) Directs the Secretary, if a determination of non-regulated status under the Plant Protection Act has been invalidated, to authorize movement, introduction, continued cultivation, or commercialization for the interim period necessary for the Secretary to complete any required analyses or consultations related to the petition for non-regulated status.
(Sec. 736) Prohibits funds from being used for mitigation associated with the removal of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Project 2342.
(Sec. 737) Rescinds specified unobligated balances available for broadband loans under the distance learning, telemedicine, and broadband program.
(Sec. 738) Rescinds specified unobligated balances under the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002.
(Sec. 739) Permits funds received by the Secretary from the settlement of any federal litigation concerning federal mortgage loans during FY2012 to be expended by the Rural Housing Service for single family housing guaranteed loan servicing.
(Sec. 740) Directs the Secretary, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, and the Chairman of the Farm Credit Administration to submit to Congress a spending plan by program, project, and activity for the funds made available under this Act.
(Sec. 741) Appropriates funds for expenses resulting from major disaster designations pursuant to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act for: (1) the emergency conservation program, (2) the forest restoration program, and (3) the emergency watershed protection program.
(Sec. 742) Prohibits funds from being used to prepare a final or interim final rule to implement "Implementation of Regulations Required Under Title XI of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008; Conduct in Violation of the Act," unless the combined annual cost to the economy of such rules does not exceed $100 million or such rules have already been published.
(Sec. 743) Makes specified amount available for: (1) buildings operations and maintenance expenses; (2) services authorized by the Federal Meat Inspection Act, the Poultry Products Inspection Act, and the Egg Products Inspection Act; and (3) competitive grants to state agencies for child nutrition programs.
Division B: Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes appropriations for FY2013 for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, for science-related programs, and related agencies. Sets forth requirements, restrictions, and limitations on the use of funds appropriated by this Act.
Title I: Department of Commerce - Department of Commerce Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Commerce for FY2013 for:
- the International Trade Administration;
- the Bureau of Industry and Security;
- the Economic Development Administration;
- the Minority Business Development Agency;
- economic and statistical analysis programs;
- the Bureau of the Census;
- the National Telecommunications and Information Administration;
- the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO);
- the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST);
- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for operations, procurement, for Pacific coastal salmon population recovery and fisheries finance; and
- departmental management, including for the Office of Inspector General.
(Sec. 101) Allows Department of Commerce funds to be made available for certain functions and activities of the Department and for advanced payments not otherwise authorized only upon the certification of a Department of Commerce official that such payments are in the public interest.
(Sec. 104) Permits a transfer of funds between appropriations accounts to cover certain costs incurred resulting from personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions.
(Sec. 106) Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to furnish services to support the use or occupancy of the Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC.
(Sec. 107) Declares that nothing in this title shall be construed to prevent a grant recipient from deterring child pornography, copyright infringement, or any other unlawful activity over its networks.
(Sec. 110) Extends until December 31, 2013 (or earlier under certain conditions), the authority of the U.S. Participating Territories of the Commission for the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean to use, assign, allocate, and manage catch limits of highly migratory fish stocks, or fishing effort limits, agreed to by the Commission through arrangements with U.S. vessels with permits issued under the Pelagics Fishery Management Plan of the Western Pacific Region.
Title II: Department of Justice - Department of Justice Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Justice (DOJ) for FY2013 for:
- general administration, including for information sharing technology, the administration of pardon and clemency petitions and immigration-related activities, and the Office of the Inspector General;
- the United States Parole Commission;
- legal activities, including for the antitrust division, the Offices of the U.S. Attorneys, the U.S. Trustee Program, the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, fees and expenses of witnesses, the Community Relations Service, and the Assets Forfeiture Fund;
- the United States Marshals Service;
- the National Security Division;
- interagency law enforcement activities relating to drug trafficking and money laundering;
- the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI);
- the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA);
- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF);
- the Federal Prison System;
- the Office on Violence Against Women for violence against women prevention and prosecution programs;
- the Office of Justice Programs, including for state and local law enforcement assistance, juvenile justice programs, and public safety officers benefits; and
- community oriented policing services programs.
(Sec. 202) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to: (1) pay for an abortion, except where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term or in the case of rape; or (2) require any person to perform or facilitate the performance of an abortion.
(Sec. 204) Reaffirms the obligation of the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort services necessary for a female inmate to receive an abortion outside a federal facility.
(Sec. 206) Authorizes the Attorney General to extend through FY2014 the Personnel Management Demonstration Project without limitation on the number of employees or the positions covered.
(Sec. 207) Extends certain authorities for FBI and DEA undercover investigative operations to ATF.
(Sec. 208) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to: (1) transport a maximum or high security prisoner other than to a prison or facility certified by the Bureau of Prisons as appropriately secure; or (2) facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm by a federal law enforcement officer to an individual known or suspected to be an agent of a drug cartel, unless U.S. law enforcement personnel continuously monitor or control the firearm at all times.
Title III: Science - Science Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) the Office of Science and Technology Policy; (2) the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), including for the Office of the Inspector General; and (3) the National Science Foundation, including for the Office of the National Science Board and the Office of the Inspector General.
Title IV: Related Agencies - Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) the Commission on Civil Rights; (2) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (3) the International Trade Commission; (4) the Legal Services Corporation; (5) the Marine Mammal Commission; (6) the Office of the United States Trade Representative; and (7) the State Justice Institute.
Title V: General Provisions - (Sec. 501) Sets forth restrictions and prohibitions on the use of funds under this Act, including prohibitions against the use of funds to: (1) promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco products or to seek the reduction or removal by any foreign country of restrictions on marketing of such products, except for restrictions which are not applied equally to all tobacco products of the same type; (2) acquire an information technology system without an assessment of the risk of cyber-espionage by agents of the People's Republic of China; (3) justify the use of torture by any U.S. official or contract employee; (4) pay administrative expenses or to compensate any U.S. officer or employee of the United States in connection with requiring licenses for exporting certain firearms to Canada with a total value not exceeding $500 wholesale in any transaction or denying certain import applications regarding curios or relics, firearms, parts, or ammunition; or (5) pay for the attendance of more than 50 federal agency employees at a conference outside the United States, unless such conference is for the training of law enforcement personnel.
(Sec. 506) Renders any person who mislabels a product sold in or shipped to the United States as "Made in America" ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract funded by this Act. Requires funds made available by this Act to be used for the purchase of items that are manufactured, produced, or assembled in the United States.
(Sec. 514) Declares that ATF firearms tracing studies are released without adequate disclaimers regarding the limitations of the data.
(Sec. 515) Requires audits of grants or contracts awarded by this Act by the Inspectors General of the Department of Commerce, DOJ, NASA, NSF, and the Legal Services Corporation and public disclosure of the results of such audits.
(Sec. 524) Requires departments, agencies, and commissions funded under this Act to establish and maintain on their Internet websites a direct link to their Offices of Inspector General and a mechanism for anonymously reporting waste, fraud, and abuse.
(Sec. 526) Requires the rescission of specified unobligated balances available to DOJ not later than September 30, 2013.
(Sec. 527) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act in a manner that is inconsistent with the principal negotiating objective of the United States with respect to trade remedy laws to preserve the ability of the United States to enforce vigorously its trade laws, to avoid agreements that lessen the effectiveness of domestic and international disciplines on unfair trade or safeguard provisions to ensure that U.S. workers, agricultural producers, and firms can compete fully on fair terms and enjoy the benefits of reciprocal trade concessions, and to address and remedy market distortions that lead to dumping and subsidization.
(Sec. 530) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to: (1) transfer or release to or within the United States Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a U.S. citizen or a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and who is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the DOD; or (2) construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States, its territories, or possessions to detain or imprison such a detainee.
(Sec. 532) Prohibits the use of funds for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries.
(Sec. 535) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to: (1) authorize NASA or the Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop a program or other activities for collaborating with the People's Republic of China or any Chinese-owned company unless specifically authorized by an Act of Congress; (2) relocate the Bureau of the Census from the Department of Commerce to the jurisdiction of the Executive Office of the President; (3) prevent the importation of certain shotgun models; (4) maintain or establish a computer network that does not block the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography; (5) award a contract, grant, or loan guarantee to a corporation convicted of a felony within the preceding 24 months or that has unpaid tax liabilities; or (6) carry out the functions of the Political Science Program in the Division of Social and Economic Sciences of the Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences of NSF, except for research projects certified as promoting U.S. national security or economic interests.
Division C: Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 - Title I: Military Personnel - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for active-duty and reserve personnel in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force (the military departments), and for National Guard personnel in the Army and Air Force.
Title II: Operation and Maintenance - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for operation and maintenance (O&M) for the military departments, the defense agencies, the reserve components, and the Army and Air National Guard. Appropriates funds for: (1) the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; (2) environmental restoration for the military departments, the Department of Defense (DOD), and at formerly used defense sites; (3) overseas humanitarian, disaster, and civic aid; (4) former Soviet Union threat reduction; and (5) the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.
Title III: Procurement - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for procurement by the Armed Forces of aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, ammunition, shipbuilding and conversion, and other procurement. Appropriates funds for: (1) defense-wide procurement, and (2) certain procurements under the Defense Production Act of 1950.
Title IV: Research, Development, Test and Evaluation - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) by the Armed Forces and defense agencies. Appropriates funds for the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation.
Title V: Revolving and Management Funds - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Defense Working Capital Funds, and (2) programs under the National Defense Sealift Fund.
Title VI: Other Department of Defense Programs - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Defense Health Program; (2) the destruction of lethal chemical agents and munitions; (3) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, defense; and (4) the Office of the Inspector General.
Title VII: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for the: (1) Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund, and (2) Intelligence Community Management Account.
Title VIII: General Provisions - Specifies authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of authorized funds.
(Sec. 8007) Requires a report from DOD to the defense committees to establish the baseline for application of FY2013 reprogramming and transfer authorities.
(Sec. 8010) Allows for the use of procurement funds for multiyear contracts for: (1) F/A-18E, F/A-18F, and EA-18G aircraft; (2) up to 10 DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class Flight IIA guided missile destroyers and associated systems; (3) SSN-774 Virginia class submarines and government-furnished equipment; (4) a CH-47 Chinook helicopter; and (5) V-22 Osprey aircraft variants.
(Sec. 8012) Prohibits, during FY2013, the management by end strengths of DOD civilian personnel.
(Sec. 8021) Authorizes DOD to incur obligations of up to $350 million for DOD military compensation, construction projects, and supplies and services in anticipation of receipts of contributions from the government of Kuwait.
(Sec. 8023) Prohibits the use of funds from this Act to establish a new federally funded research and development center (FFRDC). Limits the federal compensation to be paid to FFRDC members or consultants. Prohibits the use of FY2013 funds for new building construction, cost-sharing payments for projects funded by government grants, absorption of contract overruns, or certain charitable contributions. Limits the staff years of technical effort that may be funded for FFRDCs from FY2013 funds.
(Sec. 8024) Provides Buy American requirements with respect to the DOD procurement of carbon, alloy, or armor steel plating.
(Sec. 8027) Requires the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) to report to Congress on the amount of DOD purchases from foreign entities in FY2013.
(Sec. 8029) Authorizes the Secretary of the Air Force to convey to Indian tribes located in Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington relocatable military housing units currently located at Grand Forks, Malmstrom, Mountain Home, Elllsworth, and Minot Air Force Bases that are excess to the needs of the Air Force. Requires the Operation Walking Shield Program to resolve any housing unit conflicts arising after such conveyance.
(Sec. 8035) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) by a DOD entity without compliance with the Buy American Act; (2) to establish additional field operating agencies of DOD elements, except for those funded within the National Foreign Intelligence Program and Army agencies established to eliminate, mitigate, or counter the effects of improvised explosive devices, or to improve the effectiveness and efficiencies of biometric activities; (3) to approve or license the sale of the F-22A advanced tactical fighter to any foreign government; (4) to convert to contractor performance a function currently performed by DOD civilian employees, unless specific conditions are met; (5) for assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, unless specifically appropriated for such purpose; and (6) to reduce the civilian medical and medical support personnel assigned to military treatment facilities below the September 30, 2003, level.
(Sec. 8040) Rescinds specified funds from various accounts under prior defense appropriations Acts.
(Sec. 8045) Prohibits the transfer to any other department or agency, except as specifically provided in an appropriations law, of funds available to DOD or the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for drug interdiction or counter-drug activities.
(Sec. 8049) Prohibits current fiscal year DOD funds from being obligated or expended to transfer to another nation or international organization defense articles or services for use in any United Nations (UN) peacekeeping or peace enforcement operation, or for any other international peacekeeping, peace enforcement, or humanitarian assistance operation, unless Congress is given 15 days' advance notice.
(Sec. 8056) Authorizes the Secretary, on a case-by-case basis, to waive limitations on the procurement of defense items from a foreign country if: (1) the Secretary determines that such limitations would invalidate cooperative or reciprocal trade agreements for the procurement of defense items, and (2) such country does not discriminate against the same or similar defense items procured in the United States for that country. Provides exceptions.
(Sec. 8057) Prohibits the use of appropriated funds to support any training program involving a unit of the security forces of a foreign country if the Secretary has received credible information that such unit has committed a gross violation of human rights, unless all necessary corrective steps have been taken. Requires the monitoring of such information. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition under extraordinary circumstances (requiring a report to the defense committees within 15 days after any such waiver).
(Sec. 8062) Authorizes members of the National Guard performing full-time duty to support ground-based elements of the National Ballistic Missile Defense System.
(Sec. 8063) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to transfer to any nongovernmental entity specified armor-piercing ammunition, except to an entity performing demilitarization services for DOD.
(Sec. 8064) Authorizes the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to waive payment for the lease of non-excess DOD personal property to certain, youth, social, or fraternal nonprofit organizations.
(Sec. 8068) Authorizes the transfer of specified DOD O&M funds to the Global Security Contingency Fund, after congressional notification.
(Sec. 8070) Earmarks specified procurement and RDT&E funds for the Israeli Cooperative Programs (missile defense).
(Sec. 8075) Requires the FY2013 budget to include separate budget justification documents for costs of U.S. Armed Forces' participation in contingency operations for the military personnel, O&M, and procurement accounts.
(Sec. 8076) Prohibits funds from being used for RDT&E, procurement, or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense system.
(Sec. 8077) Appropriates funds to DOD for grants to the United Service Organizations and the Red Cross.
(Sec. 8079) Prohibits the availability of funds for integration of foreign intelligence information unless such information has been lawfully collected and processed during the conduct of authorized foreign intelligence activities.
(Sec. 8080) Requires reserve members called or ordered to active duty in time of national emergency to be notified in writing of their expected mobilization period. Allows the Secretary to waive such requirement in order to respond to a national security emergency or to meet dire operational requirements.
(Sec. 8084) Earmarks specified Navy O&M funds for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative Program for enabling the Pacific Command to execute theater security cooperation activities such as humanitarian assistance, and the payment of incremental and personnel costs of training and exercising with foreign security forces.
(Sec. 8088) Requires the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) to report to the intelligence committees to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for FY2013. Prohibits funds provided for the National Intelligence Program (NIP) from being available for reprogramming or transfer until the report is submitted, unless the DNI certifies to such committees that the reprogramming or transfer is necessary as an emergency requirement.
(Sec. 8089) Makes specified Intelligence Community Management Account funds available for transfer by the DNI to other departments and agencies for government-wide information sharing activities.
(Sec. 8091) Directs the DNI to submit annually to Congress a future-years intelligence program reflecting estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations included in the President's budget.
(Sec. 8093) Requires DOD to continue to report incremental contingency operations costs for Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom on a monthly basis.
(Sec. 8095) Makes O&M funds available for remittances to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.
(Sec. 8096) Requires any agency receiving funds appropriated under this Act to post on its public website any report required to be submitted to Congress in this or any other Act, upon the determination by such agency head that it shall serve the national interest. Provides exceptions when posting the report would compromise national security or for reports containing proprietary information.
(Sec. 8097) Provides specific requirements on the use of this Act's funds for any federal contract in excess of $1 million with respect to contractor resolution of claims under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Allows the Secretary to waive such requirements to avoid harm to national security.
(Sec. 8098) Prohibits funds from being distributed to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or its subsidiaries.
(Sec. 8099) Earmarks specified O&M funds for operations of the integrated Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in Chicago, Illinois.
(Sec. 8102) Allows DOD funds to be used for the purchase of heavy and light armored vehicles for the physical security of personnel or for force protection purposes, up to a limit of $250,000 per vehicle.
(Sec. 8103) Establishes in the Treasury the Ship Modernization, Operations, and Sustainment Fund, and appropriates funds to such Fund, to be available through FY2014. Requires such funds to be used for manning, operating, sustaining, equipping, and modernizing specified Ticonderoga-class guided missiles and Whidbey Island-class dock landing ships.
(Sec. 8108) Appropriates funds to the Secretary, or for transfer to the Secretary of Education, to make grants to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary schools on military installations in order to address capacity or condition deficiencies.
(Sec. 8109) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to transfer or release to or within the United States or its territories or possessions Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a citizen or member of the Armed Forces and is or was held by DOD on or after June 24, 2009, at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo).
(Sec. 8110) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of that individual's country of origin or any other foreign country or entity until 30 days after the Secretary certifies to Congress that, among other things, such country is not a designated state sponsor of terrorism and has agreed to ensure that such individual cannot take action to threaten the United States or its citizens or allies in the future. Prohibits the Secretary from making a transfer to a country or entity if there is a confirmed case of an individual who was detained at Guantanamo any time after September 11, 2001, was transferred to such country or entity, and subsequently engaged in any terrorist activity. Provides an exception to the latter prohibition for specified purposes, requiring 30 days' prior congressional notification.
(Sec. 8111) Prohibits any federal funds from being used to construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United States or its territories or possessions to house any individual who, as of June 24, 2009, is located at Guantanamo, and who: (1) is not a U.S. citizen or a member of the Armed Forces; and (2) is either in DOD custody or control, or otherwise under detention at Guantanamo.
(Sec. 8112) Prohibits the use of funds to enter into a contract with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to any corporation: (1) against which an unpaid federal tax liability has been assessed, or (2) that was convicted of a felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months.
(Sec. 8114) Prohibits the use of funds: (1) in contravention of federal criminal laws against human trafficking or the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000; (2) to support any military training or operation that includes child soldiers; (3) in contravention of the War Powers Resolution; (4) to retire, divest, realign, or transfer Air Force aircraft or associated units, or to disestablish or convert any other unit of the Air National Guard or Air Force Reserve; (5) to retire C-23 Sherpa aircraft; (6) in contravention of requirements relating to the sharing with Russia of classified ballistic missile defense information; (7) in contravention of civil reserve aircraft airlift requirements; (8) to contract with any person or entity convicted of fraud against the federal government; (9) to contract with or provide a loan or loan guarantee to Rosoboronexport; or (10) to implement a new enrollment fee for DOD's TRICARE for Life program.
(Sec. 8119) Expresses the sense of the Senate that the next available Navy capital warship be named the USS Ted Stevens to recognize the public service achievements, military service sacrifice, and undaunted heroism and courage of the long-serving U.S. Senator for Alaska.
(Sec. 8121) Reduces by $72.718 million the total amount available for FY2013 for the pay of civilian DOD personnel.
(Sec. 8129) Directs the Secretaries of the military departments to carry out tuition assistance programs for members of the Armed Forces during the remainder of FY2013.
Title IX: Overseas Contingency Operations - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for overseas contingency operations directly related to the global war on terrorism, specifically for: (1) military personnel, (2) O&M, (3) the Afghanistan Infrastructure Fund, (4) the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, (5) procurement, (6) National Guard and reserve equipment, (7) RDT&E, (8) Defense Working Capital Funds, (9) the Defense Health Program, (10) drug interdiction and counter-drug activities, (11) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund, and (12) the Office of the Inspector General.
(Sec. 9002) Authorizes the Secretary, in the national interest, to transfer up to $3.5 billion of the amounts made available to DOD in this title between any such appropriations for that fiscal year. Requires prompt congressional notification of each transfer.
(Sec. 9004) Authorizes the Secretary to use funds appropriated in this title to purchase motor vehicles for use by military and civilian DOD employees in Iraq and Afghanistan, with a limit of $75,000 per passenger vehicle and $250,000 per each heavy or light armored vehicle.
(Sec. 9005) Authorizes the use of up to $200 million to fund the Commander's Emergency Response Program (urgent humanitarian relief and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan).
(Sec. 9006) Allows DOD O&M funds to be used to provide supplies, services, transportation, and other logistical support to coalition forces supporting military and stability operations in Afghanistan. Requires quarterly reports from the Secretary to the defense committees regarding such support.
(Sec. 9007) Prohibits any funds from being obligated or expended to: (1) establish any military installation or base for providing for the permanent stationing of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, or (2) exercise U.S. control over any oil resource of Iraq.
(Sec. 9008) Prohibits funds from being used in contravention of specified laws enacted or regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
(Sec. 9009) Prohibits funds provided for the Afghanistan Security Forces Funds from being obligated prior to the approval of a financial and activity plan by the Afghanistan Resources Oversight Council of DOD.
(Sec. 9011) Earmarks specified Army O&M funds to to allow the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan to carry out strategic business and economic assistance activities in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Requires the Secretary, at least 15 days in advance of making funds available for any such project of $5 million or more, to submit to the defense committees a detailed justification and timeline for the project.
(Sec. 9012) Allows the use of specified O&M funds to support U.S. government transition activities in Iraq by funding operations and activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security assistance teams. Requires 15 days' prior notification from the Secretary to the defense committees with respect to each proposed site and its timeline.
(Sec. 9013) Rescinds, under prior DOD appropriations Acts, specified amounts for: (1) the retroactive stop-loss special pay program; (2) the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund; (3) Army, Navy, and Marine Corps procurement; (4) the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Fund; (5) Air Force RDT&E; and (6) the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Fund.
(Sec. 9014) Prohibits DOD O&M funds from being used for payments to Pakistan as reimbursement for support provided with respect to U.S. military operations unless the Secretary, in coordination with the Secretary of State, certifies to the appropriations committees that the government of Pakistan, among other things: (1) is cooperating with the United States in certain counterterrorism efforts, (2) is not supporting terrorist activities against U.S. or coalition forces in Afghanistan, and (3) is dismantling improvised explosive device networks and preventing the proliferation of nuclear-related material and expertise. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such restrictions on a case-by-case basis by certifying to such committees that it is in the U.S. national security interests.
Division D: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2013.
Title I: Departmental Management and Operations - Makes appropriations for: (1) the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security and executive management of DHS, (2) the Office of the Under Secretary for Management, (3) the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, (4) the Office of the Chief Information Officer, (5) intelligence analysis and operations coordination activities, and (6) the Office of the Inspector General.
Title II: Security, Enforcement, and Investigations - Makes appropriations for: (1) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including for border security fencing, infrastructure, and technology; (2) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including to reimburse other federal agencies for the costs associated with the care, maintenance, and repatriation of smuggled aliens unlawfully present in the United States, to identify and remove from the United States aliens convicted of a crime once they are judged deportable, and for detention and removal operations, including alternatives to detention; (3) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), including for aviation security (including explosives detection systems), surface transportation security, screening programs of the Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, transportation security support and intelligence, and the Federal Air Marshals; (4) the Coast Guard, including funding derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund for prevention, removal, and enforcement related to oil discharges and funding for environmental compliance and restoration; and (5) the U.S. Secret Service, including for training in electronic crimes investigations and forensics.
Title III: Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery - Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) the Office of the Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, including for the Federal Protective Service and the Office of Biometric Identity Management; (2) the Office of Health Affairs, including for BioWatch operations; and (3) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including for grants for state and local programs, firefighter assistance grants, emergency management performance grants, the U.S. Fire Administration, disaster relief, the flood hazard mapping and risk analysis program, the National Flood Insurance Fund, the predisaster mitigation grant program, and the emergency food and shelter program.
Title IV: Research and Development, Training, and Services - Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), including for the E-Verify program; (2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; (3) the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology; and (4) the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
Title V: General Provisions - (Sec. 501) Sets forth limitations and prohibitions on the availability, use, reprogramming, or transfer of funds for specified programs and activities under this Act.
(Sec. 513) Prohibits the use of funds available in this Act to amend the oath of allegiance required under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
(Sec. 524) Prohibits the use of funds by CIS to grant an immigration benefit unless the results of required background checks have been received and do not preclude granting the benefit.
(Sec. 530) Prohibits the use of funds for CBP to prevent an individual from importing a prescription drug from Canada if: (1) such individual is not in the business of importing a prescription drug; and (2) such drug complies with specified provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and is not a controlled substance or a biological product. Makes this section applicable only to individuals transporting on their person a personal-use quantity of the prescription drug, not exceeding a 90-day supply.
(Sec. 533) Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act: (1) for planning, testing, piloting, or developing a national identification card; (2) to transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or within the United States, its territories, or possessions, of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a U.S. citizen or a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, or who is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department of Defense (DOD); or (3) to employ unauthorized aliens.
(Sec. 542) Requires any company that collects or retains personal information directly from any individual who participates in TSA's Registered Traveler or successor program to safeguard and dispose of such information in accordance with specified requirements.
(Sec. 544) Requires the TSA Administrator to: (1) submit to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees a report that either certifies that the requirement for screening all air cargo on passenger aircraft has been met or includes a strategy to comply with such requirements, and (2) continue to submit such reports every 180 days until the Administrator has achieved screening of 100% of such air cargo.
(Sec. 545) Requires the DHS Secretary to ensure that any process to screen aviation passengers and crews for transportation or national security purposes takes into consideration such passengers' and crews' privacy and civil liberties consistent with applicable laws, regulations, and guidance.
(Sec. 551) Provides that any sale or collocation of federally owned detention facilities shall not result in the maintenance of fewer than 34,000 ICE detention beds.
(Sec. 554) Prohibits funds made available under this Act or any prior appropriations Act from being provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.
(Sec. 556) Requires the DHS Secretary to ensure enforcement of immigration laws.
(Sec. 561) Prohibits funds made available under this Act from being used by a federal law enforcement officer to facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual if the officer knows or suspects that the individual is an agent of a drug cartel unless U.S. law enforcement personnel continuously monitor or control the firearm at all times.
(Sec. 570) Rescinds various amounts from specified accounts and programs, and from specified agencies, including FEMA, the Coast Guard, ICE, TSA, CIS, and CBP.
Division E: Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2013 - Title I: Department of Defense - Appropriates funds for FY2013 for DOD for: (1) military construction for the military departments, DOD, the Army and Air National Guard, and the Army, Navy, and Air Force reserves; (2) the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Security Investment Program; (3) family housing construction and related operation and maintenance for the military departments and DOD; (4) the Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund; (5) chemical demilitarization construction; and (6) the Department of Defense Base Closure Accounts of 1990 and 2005.
Specifies restrictions and authorizations regarding the use of funds appropriated in this title and in other military construction appropriations Acts.
(Sec. 110) Prohibits appropriated funds from being used to initiate a new installation overseas without prior notification to the congressional appropriations committees.
(Sec. 113) Directs the Secretary to notify the appropriate congressional committees 30 days in advance of the plans and scope of any proposed military exercise involving U.S. personnel if construction costs are anticipated to exceed $100,000.
(Sec. 120) Authorizes the transfer of DOD funds for expenses associated with the Homeowners Assistance Program under the Metropolitan Demonstration Cities and Metropolitan Development Act of 1966.
(Sec. 123) Places specified restrictions and limitations on the obligation or expenditure of funds made available in this title or in any other military construction appropriations Act to carry out a military construction, land acquisition, or family housing project at or for a military installation approved for closure, or for supporting a function that has been approved for realignment to another installation, in 2005 under the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990.
(Sec. 124) Provides for the transfer of lapsed unobligated military construction and family housing funds into the Foreign Currency Fluctuations, Defense account.
(Sec. 125) Prohibits the Secretary from using appropriated funds to take beneficial occupancy of more than 2,500 parking spaces provided by the BRAC (base realignment and closure) 133 project (northern Virginia). Allows a waiver of such prohibition under limited circumstances.
(Sec. 126) Prohibits this Act's funds from being used for any action that relates to or promotes the expansion of the boundaries or size of the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colorado.
(Sec. 128) Prohibits the Secretary of the Army from using appropriated funds to relocate an Army unit that: (1) performs a testing mission or function that is not performed by any other Army unit and that is statutorily required, and (2) is located at a military installation at which the total number of Army and Army contractor personnel exceeds 10% of the total number of regular and reserve Army personnel assigned there. Allows an exception if such Secretary notifies the defense committees of such relocation's compliance with Army Regulation 5-10 concerning the policy, procedures, and responsibilities for Army stationing actions.
(Sec. 129) Prohibits DOD military construction funds from being used for the planning, design, and construction of projects at Arlington National Cemetery.
(Sec. 130) Cancels from prior appropriations Acts: (1) $20 million in defense-wide military construction funds, and (2) $132.513 million for the Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005.
Title II: Department of Veterans Affairs - Authorizes appropriations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for: (1) the Veterans Benefits Administration, (2) readjustment benefits, (3) veterans insurance and indemnities, (4) the Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund, (5) the Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program, (6) the Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program, (7) the Veterans Health Administration (including for medical and prosthetic research and information technology systems), (8) the National Cemetery Administration, (9) the Office of the Inspector General, (10) construction for major and minor projects, and (11) grants for the construction of state extended care facilities and veterans cemeteries.
Specifies restrictions and authorizations regarding the use of funds appropriated in this title.
(Sec. 210) Makes funds from this title available to reimburse expenses of the Office of Resolution Management and the Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication, within specified limits.
(Sec. 216) Authorizes the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Secretary, for purposes of this title) to enter into agreements with certain Indian tribes and tribal organizations in rural Alaska to provide health care, including behavioral health and dental care.
(Sec. 219) Directs the Secretary to report quarterly to the appropriations committees on the financial status of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
(Sec. 223) Allows certain VA funds to be used to fund operations at combined DOD/VA medical facilities. Requires written notification from the Secretary to the appropriations committees of any additional fund transfers for such purpose.
(Sec. 227) Directs the Secretary to notify the appropriations committees on all bid savings in major construction projects that total at least $5 million or 5% of the programmed amount, whichever is less.
(Sec. 229) Directs the Secretary to notify the appropriations committees quarterly concerning any single national outreach and awareness marketing campaign in which obligations exceed $2 million.
(Sec. 230) Requires the Secretary to submit a reprogramming request to the appropriations committees if, at any time during FY2013, the funding for a medical care initiative identified in the FY2013 expenditure plan is adjusted by more than $25 million from the allocation shown in the corresponding congressional budget justification.
(Sec. 231) Prohibits funds from this Act from being used to enter into a contract using procedures that do not give to small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and listed in a government database any available preference (except for a preference given to small businesses owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans).
Title III: Related Agencies - Appropriates funds for: (1) the American Battle Monuments Commission, (2) the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, (3) cemeterial expenses, and (4) the Armed Forces Retirement Home.
Title IV: Overseas Contingency Operations - Appropriates funds for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism, specifically for Navy and Marine Corps military construction.
(Sec. 401) Rescinds specified amounts of unobligated, prior-year military construction and overseas contingency operations funds, and makes such amounts available as emergency expenditures for overseas contingency operations and the global war on terrorism.
Title V: General Provisions - Specifies restrictions and authorities regarding the use of funds appropriated in this Act.
(Sec. 507) Prohibits this Act's funds from being used for: (1) a project or program named for an individual serving as a Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner of the U.S. House of Representatives; (2) maintaining or establishing a computer network unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography; (3) funding the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN); (4) renovating, expanding, or constructing any facility in the United States in order to house any non-U.S. citizen detained at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; (5) paying for first-class travel by an agency employee in contravention of federal employee travel requirements; (6) entering into a contract or agreement with any corporation that was convicted of a felony criminal violation within the preceding 24 months, or that carries an unpaid federal tax liability; or (7) sending or paying for the attendance of more than 50 federal employees at a conference outside the United States, unless the relevant Secretary certifies in advance to the appropriations committees that such attendance is important to the national interest.
Division F: Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes continuing appropriations for FY2013.
Title I: General Provisions - (Sec. 1101) Appropriates FY2013 amounts at the FY2012 levels for continuing operations, projects, or activities as conducted in FY2012 and for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made available in:
- the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division B of P.L. 112-74);
- the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012 (division C of P.L. 112-74);
- the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division E of P.L. 112-74);
- the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division F of P.L. 112-74);
- the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012 (division G of P.L. 112-74);
- the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (division I of P.L. 112-74);
- the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 (division C of P.L. 112-55), except for appropriations designated for disaster relief for the Federal Highway Administration of the Department of Transportation (DOT); and
- the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2012 (P.L. 112-77), except for appropriations for the Army Corps of Engineers-Civil.
Requires these FY2012 levels appropriated for FY2013 to be calculated without regard to any rescission or cancellation of funds or contract authority, other than:
- the 0.16% across-the-board rescission in division E of P.L. 112-74 (relating to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies); and
- the 0.189% across-the-board rescission in division F of P.L. 112-74 (relating to the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies).
(Sec. 1104) Prohibits the use of such appropriations, or of any funds made available or authority granted by this Act, to initiate or resume any project or activity for which appropriations, funds, or other authority were not available during FY2012.
(Sec. 1106) Continues through FY2013 appropriations and funds made available and authority granted pursuant to this division, unless otherwise provided for in it or in the applicable appropriations Act.
(Sec. 1109) Continues funding at the FY2012 level for entitlements and other mandatory payments whose budget authority was provided in FY2012 appropriations Acts, and for activities under the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008.
Makes appropriations for the following accounts for advance payments for the first quarter of FY2014:
- Special Benefits for Disabled Coal Miners,
- Grants to States for Medicaid,
- Payments to States for Child Support Enforcement and Family Support Programs,
- Payments to States for Foster Care and Permanency, and
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program.
(Sec. 1110) Continues for the same purpose the designation of each amount made available in this division by reference to an appropriation previously designated by Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism (OCO/GWOT) under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act) or as being for disaster relief under that Act.
(Sec. 1111) Provides advance appropriations for FY2014 or FY2015, respectively, in the same amount, with a comparable period of availability, for any discretionary account for which advance appropriations were provided for FY2013 or FY2014 in an appropriations Act for FY2012.
(Sec. 1112) Amends the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011, as amended by the Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act, 2011, to extend through December 31, 2013, the mandatory freeze on the pay of certain federal civilian employees.
Continues through such date the prohibition against receipt by a senior executive or senior-level employee of an increase in the individual's rate of basic pay absent a change of position that results in a substantial increase in responsibility or a promotion.
(Sec. 1113) Requires each specified federal department and agency to submit to the congressional appropriations committees a spending, expenditure, or operating plan for FY2013:
- at the program, project, or activity level (or, for certain foreign assistance programs funded in the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, at the country, regional, and central program level, and for any international organization); or
- at any greater level of detail required for funds covered by such a plan in an appropriations Act referred to in this division, in the joint explanatory statement accompanying such Act, or in committee report language incorporated by reference in such statement.
Requires the spending, expenditure, or operating plan to reflect any sequestration ordered by the President under the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act.
(Sec. 1114) Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report monthly, from May 15 through November 1, 2013, to the congressional appropriations committees on all obligations incurred in FY2013, by each department and agency, using funds made available by this division.
Title II: Energy and Water Development - (Sec. 1201) Reduces by a specified amount appropriations for the Corps of Engineers--Civil, Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers--Civil, Construction.
(Sec. 1202) Makes appropriations for: (1) Department of the Interior, Central Utah Project, Central Utah Project Completion Account, and (2) necessary expenses incurred in implementing the responsibilities of the Secretary of the Interior.
Designates certain sums for deposit into the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Account for use by the Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation Commission.
(Sec. 1203) Makes appropriations for the Department of Energy (DOE): (1) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, (2) Nuclear Energy, (3) Science, and (4) Advanced Research Projects Agency--Energy.
(Sec. 1204) Rescinds permanently specified balances remaining unobligated from prior year appropriations for the DOE Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve. Prohibits rescission, however, of any amounts designated as emergency requirements pursuant to the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act).
(Sec. 1205) Makes appropriations for DOE Atomic Energy Defense Activities, the National Nuclear Security Administration for: (1) weapons Activities, and (2) Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, domestic uranium enrichment research, development and demonstration.
Declares inapplicable to appropriations for weapons activities certain mandatory expenditures for projects and activities cited in the Department of Energy table included in joint explanatory statement accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.
(Sec. 1207) Extends through FY2013 the activities of the Appalachian Regional Commission which would otherwise have terminated on October 1, 2012.
Title III: Financial Services and General Government - (Sec. 1301) Authorizes the District of Columbia to expend local funds for programs and activities, subject to specified conditions.
Amends the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012 (included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012), to extend the District government's authority to approve and execute reprogramming and transfer requests of local funds under the Act through November 1, 2013.
(Sec. 1302) Increases the federal payment for emergency planning and security costs in the District. Specifies funding for costs associated with the Presidential Inauguration.
(Sec. 1303) Increases the ceiling on the amount of proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding system by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) that may be retained and made available for obligation for FCC salaries and expenses.
(Sec. 1304) Authorizes the use of amounts made available by this division for salaries and expenses of departmental offices and of the Office of Inspector General of the Department of the Treasury to continue establishing procedures the Secretary of the Treasury determines necessary to deposit amounts in, and expend amounts from, the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund established under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (subtitle F of title I of division A of P.L. 112-141).
(Sec. 1305) Increases appropriations to the Office of Government Ethics for salaries and expenses. Specifies funding for development and deployment of the centralized, publicly accessible database required by the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012 or Stock Act (P.L. 112-105).
(Sec. 1306) Increases appropriations to the Small Business Administration (SBA), Business Loans Program Account for the cost of certain guaranteed loans under the Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act of 1958.
(Sec. 1307) Rescinds specified unobligated balances available for the Department of the Treasury, Treasury Forfeiture Fund.
(Sec. 1308) Authorizes the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund during FY2013 to guarantee bonds and notes pursuant to the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 if no funds appropriated by this Act for the Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account are available for the cost, if any, of certain guaranteed loans made for community or economic development purposes to subsidize total loan principal of up to $500 million.
(Sec. 1309) Extends through September 29, 2013, the Secretary of the Treasury's authority to:
- establish, fix the compensation of, and appoint individuals to certain designated critical administrative, technical, and professional positions needed to carry out the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) functions; and
- provide recruitment, retention, and relocation incentives (including relocation expenses) for certain IRS employees, as well as performance awards for certain IRS senior executives.
(Sec. 1310) Eliminates appropriations for the Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation.
(Sec. 1311) Increases appropriations to the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services for Defender Services.
(Sec. 1312) 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 22 years and 6 months (currently, 20 years) or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship; and
- such office in the district of Hawaii occurring 19 years and 6 months (currently, 18 years) or more after such confirmation date.
(In effect lengthens by one year and six months the period of the respective temporary judgeships in such districts.)
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 occurring 20 years and 6 months (currently, 20 years) or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship. (In effect lengthens by six months the period of the 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 11 (currently, 10) 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 10 years and 6 months (currently, 10 years) or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship. (In effect lengthens by six months 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. 1313) Requires the level of appropriations for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to be the level specified under the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012. Applies the authorities and conditions, including comparable periods of availabilty, provided under the Act to such appropriations.
(Sec. 1314) Decreases appropriations to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Inspector General, for salaries and expenses.
Title IV: Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 1401) Sets the levels of funding for the Department of the Interior for: (1) the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Management of Lands and Resources; (2) United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Resource Management; (3) United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Construction; (4) National Park Service (NPS), Operation of the National Park Service; (5) National Park Service, Construction; (6) Bureau of Indian Affairs, Construction; (7) Insular Affairs, Assistance to Territories; (8) Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, Federal Trust Programs; and (9) Department-wide Programs, Wildland Fire Management.
Eliminates funding for the Bureau of Land Management, Construction account.
Decreases amounts under: (1) the Bureau of Land Management, Management of Lands and Resources account concerning the Mining Law Administration Program operations; and (2) Insular Affairs, Assistance to Territories account for assistance to U.S. territories under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior and other identified jurisdictions and for salaries and expenses of the Office of Insular Affairs.
Rescinds a specified amount from the Department-wide Programs, Wildland Fire Management account.
(Sec. 1402) Rescinds specified contract authority to obligate funds from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for FY2013 to acquire lands and waters.
(Sec. 1403) Amends the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 to require: (1) the holders of an unpatented lode mining claim, mill site, or tunnel site located before August 10, 1993, to pay a claim maintenance fee of $100 per claim or site; and (2) with respect to holders of an unpatented placer mining claim, such claim maintenance fee to be in lieu of the assessment work requirement and related filing requirements.
(Sec. 1404) Extends through FY2013 the authority of the Secretary of the Interior to make grants or provide assistance for the: (1) National Coal Heritage Area (West Virginia), (2) Tennessee Civil War Heritage Area, (3) Augusta Canal National Heritage Area (Georgia), (4) Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area (Pennsylvania), (5) Essex National Heritage Area (Massachusetts), (6) South Carolina National Heritage Corridor, (7) America's Agricultural Heritage Partnership (Iowa), (8) Ohio & Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, and (9) Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area (New York).
Extends the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission (Massachusetts and Rhode Island) through FY2013.
Amends the Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal Heritage Corridor Act of 1988 to extend through FY2013: (1) the authorization of appropriations for the management action plan respecting the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor in Pennsylvania, and (2) the authority of the Secretary to provide financial assistance under such Act for such Corridor.
Amends the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area Act of 2000 to extend through FY2013 the authority of the Secretary to provide grants or other assistance for the Lackawanna Valley National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania.
(Sec. 1405) Sets the levels of funding for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for: (1) Science and Technology, (2) Environmental Programs and Management, (3) Hazardous Substance Superfund, and (4) State and Tribal Assistance Grants.
Decreases amounts under: (1) the Hazardous Substance Superfund account for certain transfers of funds made to the Superfund for purposes as authorized under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), and (2) the State and Tribal Assistance Grants account for the making of capitalization grants for the Clean Water State Revolving Funds under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act or CWA) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Funds under the Safe Drinking Water Act, and for diesel emissions reduction under the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Provides for necessary expenses to carry out the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) to remain available until expended, consisting of such sums as are available in the Hazardous Substance Superfund through FY2012, as authorized by SARA.
(Sec. 1406) Rescinds specified amounts for: (1) the Hazardous Substance Superfund; and (2) state and tribal assistance grants from unobligated Brownsfields balances, unobligated categorical balances, unobligated Drinking Water State Revolving Funds balances, and unobligated Clean Water State Revolving Funds balances. Prohibits any such amounts from being rescinded from amounts that were designated by Congress as an emergency requirement pursuant to a concurrent resolution on the budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
(Sec. 1407) Allows the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess pesticide registration service fees under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act for FY2013.
(Sec. 1408) Sets the levels of funding for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) for: (1) the Forest Service, National Forest System; (2) Forest Service, Capital Improvement and Maintenance; and (3) Forest Service, Wildland Fire Management accounts.
(Sec. 1409) Sets the levels of funding for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for: (1) the Indian Health Service (IHS), Indian Health Services; and (2) Indian Health Service, Indian Health Facilities accounts.
(Sec. 1410) Sets the level of funding for the Smithsonian Institution, Salaries and Expenses account.
(Sec. 1411) Sets the level of funding for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Salaries and Expenses account. Permits a specified amount from such account to be used for expenses related to the relocation of the Advisory Council from the Old Post Office Building.
(Sec. 1412) Eliminates funding for the Presidio Trust, Presidio Trust Fund and Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Capital Construction account.
(Sec. 1413) Sets the level of funding for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, Salaries and Expenses account.
Sets forth a requirement concerning the expiration or extension of the legislative authority for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial.
(Sec. 1414) Regulates contract support costs.
(1415) Continues in effect through FY2013 the authority for a pilot program for the purpose of enhancing Forest Service administration of rights-of-way and other land uses.
(Sec. 1416) Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to enforce, with respect to any farm, the Spill, Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure rule, including amendments to such rule, promulgated by the EPA.
Title V: Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies - (Sec. 1501) Authorizes the transfer to the Office of Job Corps for operations for FY2012 and FY2013 of up to a specified amount of any previously unobligated amounts appropriated to the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the Department of Labor. Requires the transfer of another specified amount to support Job Corps operations for the program year ending June 30, 2013.
(Sec. 1502) Authorizes a specified level of expenditure from the Employment Security Administration Account of the Unemployment Trust Fund for administrative expenses of state unemployment insurance and employment service operations under the ETA. Requires a certain amount of such expenditures for grants to states for the administration of state unemployment insurance laws.
Revises the condition for making a specified additional amount available from the Trust Fund for obligation in FY2013 for every 100,000 increase in the Average Weekly Insured Unemployment level to carry out the program of grants to states for the administration of unemployment compensation.
(Sec. 1503) Authorizes the Mine Safety and Health Administration to collect and retain up to an increased amount from fees collected for the approval and certification of equipment, materials, and explosives for use in mine rescue and recovery activities.
(Sec. 1504) Makes appropriations to the Department for veterans employment and training, of which a certain amount shall be derived from the Employment Security Administration Account in the Unemployment Trust Fund.
Requires FY2012 funding levels for Veterans Workforce Investment Program grants to be used, and made available through FY2013, for the Transition Assistance Program and activities of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Designates certain amounts for the Transition Assistance Program and the National Veterans' Employment and Training Services Institute.
(Sec. 1505) Requires all funds appropriated by this or any other Act for FY2013 for grants for the Health Centers program to be obligated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) by September 30, 2013. Requires the award of a specified amount for base grant adjustments.
(Sec. 1506) Authorizes the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to detail CDC staff without reimbursement for at least 30 days to support an activation of the CDC Emergency Operations Center, subject to certain congressional notification requirements. Limits to a specified amount any annual reimbursement to the CDC.
(Sec. 1507) Transfers unobligated balances of amounts appropriated for business services for FY2013 to the CDC Working Capital Fund (WCF).
Requires the CDC to transfer on or after October 1, 2013, other amounts available for business services to other CDC appropriations consistent with the benefit each appropriation received from the business services appropriation in FY2013.
(Sec. 1508) Makes appropriations to the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Makes a specified amount available for continuation of the National Children's Study (NCS). Directs the NIH Director, not later than July 15, 2013, to estimate the amount needed for the NCS for FY2013. Requires the transfer of any funds in excess of estimated needs to the various NIH Institutes and Centers in proportion to their shares of total NIH appropriations made by this Act.
Requires the Director to contract with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to appoint an expert Institute of Medicine/National Research Council (IOM/NRC) panel to review and issue a report on methodologies for the NCS Main Study.
Prohibits the award of any contracts to conduct the Main Study until at least 60 days after the IOM/NRC report has been made public.
(Sec. 1509) Makes appropriations to HHS for the Refugee and Entrant Assistance program of the Administration for Children and Families.
(Sec. 1510) Makes appropriations to HHS for payments to states for the Child Care and Development Block Grant program of the Administration for Children and Families. Requires states to reserve a specified amount of block grants for activities to improve the quality and availability of child care generally, of which a certain amount shall be for activities that improve the quality of infant and toddler care.
(Sec. 1511) Makes appropriations to HHS for Children and Families Services programs of the Administration for Children and Families for payments to states to promote school readiness of low-income children under the Head Start Act.
Makes a specified amount available to the HHS Secretary for allocation of grants to states for activities to supplement certain planning activities under the Head Start agency designation renewal system to improve the quality of Head Start programs operated by Indian Head Start agencies. Prohibits discretionary amounts allocated to Head Start grantees for such activities from being included in the calculation of the "base grant" to a Head Start agency in subsequent fiscal years.
(Sec. 1512) Increases by a specified amount the appropriation to the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund for the replacement of building leases and associated renovation costs for Public Health Service agencies and other HHS components.
(Sec. 1513) Requires the use of specified funds, made available to the Department of Education for safe schools and citizenship education under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, for the Project School Emergency Response to Violence program to provide education-related services to local educational agencies and institutions of higher education where the learning environment has been disrupted because of a violent or traumatic crisis.
(Sec. 1514) Revises requirements with respect to the distribution of grants to states by the Secretary of Education for special education of children with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
(Sec. 1515) Requires that a specified amount of appropriations to the Department of Education for higher education be made available to continue to fund the award of grants to academic departments and programs of institutions.
(Sec. 1516) Increases appropriations for administrative expenses of the Railroad Retirement Board.
(Sec. 1517) Makes appropriations to the Social Security Administration for the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program for research and demonstration projects as well as for outreach efforts to increase awareness of the availability of Medicare cost-sharing and subsidies for low-income individuals under the Social Security Act (SSA).
(Sec. 1518) Requires certain amounts for Social Security Administration administrative expenses be made available for the work incentives outreach program and state grants for work incentives assistance to disabled beneficiaries under the SSA.
(Sec. 1519) Subjects certain appropriations specified for the cost associated with continuing disability reviews and redeterminations of eligibility under SSA titles II (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance [OASDI]) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income [SSI]) to certain requirements for new budget authority, related to adjustments to discretionary spending requirements under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. Specifies new budget authority for continuing disability reviews and redeterminations.
(Sec. 1520) Rescinds a specified amount for the Community-Based Care Transitions Program (which provides funding to eligible entities that furnish improved care transitions services to high-risk Medicare beneficiaries).
(Sec. 1521) Applies specified FY2012 rescissions of funds contained in division F of Public Law 112-74 also to funds made available in this division for FY2013 for: (1) performance bonus payments under SSA title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP) for offsetting additional Medicaid (SSA title XIX) and CHIP child enrollment costs resulting from enrollment and retention efforts, and (2) the Independent Payment Advisory Board (also known as the Independent Medicare Advisory Board), which is required to develop proposals to reduce the per capita rate of growth in Medicare spending.
(Sec. 1522) Continues through September 30, 2013, in the same manner as authorized for FY2012, appropriations for block grants to states and other activities authorized by SSA title IV part A (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) (TANF) and certain additional matching family assistance grants to Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa (but excluding the Contingency Fund for State Welfare Programs).
Title VI: Legislative Branch - (Sec. 1601) Makes appropriations to the Senate for a payment to Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of Daniel K. Inouye, a former Senator from Hawaii.
(Sec. 1602) Eliminates appropriations for the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 2013.
(Sec. 1603) Decreases appropriations to the Capitol Police for general expenses.
(Sec. 1604) Decreases appropriations to the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) for general administration.
(Sec. 1605) Authorizes the AOC to transfer, subject to the approval of the congressional appropriations committees, a limited aggregate amount of funds between specified AOC accounts solely for expenses related to the rehabilitation of the U.S. Capitol Dome.
Makes such funds available until expended.
(Sec. 1606) Makes available balances of expired AOC appropriations also available to the AOC to make the mandatory deposit to the credit of the Employees' Compensation Fund.
(Sec. 1607) Decreases the ceiling on the amount of Library of Congress Copyright Office appropriations for salaries and expenses that may be derived from prior year available unobligated balances.
Modifies the formula that requires the total amount available for such obligation to be reduced by the amount by which collections and prior year available unobligated balances are less than a specified amount.
(Sec. 1608) Decreases appropriations to the Government Printing Office (GPO) for congressional printing and binding.
Increases appropriations for payment to the Government Printing Office Revolving Fund.
(Sec. 1609) Decreases appropriations to the Office of Superintendent of Documents for salaries and expenses. Applies the amounts authorized for producing and disseminating congressional serial sets and other related publications to depository and other designated libraries to publications for FY2011-FY2012.
(Sec. 1610) Decreases appropriations to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for salaries and expenses.
Increases the ceiling on the amount to be available without fiscal year limitation for payments received from:
- leasing of space in the GAO Building,
- audits by federal agencies of their accounts, and
- audits of federal government corporation financial statements by each corporation's Inspector General.
(Sec. 1611) Makes available balances of expired GAO appropriations also available to GAO to make the mandatory deposit to the credit of the Employees' Compensation Fund.
(Sec. 1612) Decreases appropriations to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund.
Title VII: Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs - (Sec. 1701) Increases funds for: (1) maintaining, repairing, and planning Department of State buildings, renovating the Harry S Truman Building, and carrying out the diplomatic security construction program; and (2) worldwide security upgrades, acquisition, and construction.
Sets forth funding levels for the following accounts: (1) contributions for international peacekeeping activities; (2) International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, salaries and expenses; (3) International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico, construction; (4) American sections, international commissions; (5) international fisheries commissions; (6) Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, salaries and expenses; (7) United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, salaries and expenses; (8) Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, salaries and expenses; (9) Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China, salaries and expenses; and (10) United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission, salaries and expenses.
(Sec. 1702) Increases global health program amounts for: (1) building the capacity of public health institutions and organizations in developing countries; (2) HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, and and research; and (3) a U.S. contribution to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Transfers specified economic support fund amounts to development assistance appropriations under this Act.
(Sec. 1703) Authorizes additional funds made available for demining, conventional weapons destruction, and other activities to be used for related administrative expenses.
Makes certain nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related program funds available until September 30, 2014.
Increases funding for international peacekeeping activities in Somalia and makes such funds available until September 30, 2014.
Increases the minimum amount of: (1) foreign military financing funds available for Israel, and (2) funds for the procurement in Israel of defense articles and defense services, including research and development.
(Sec. 1704) Sets forth specified funding levels for the following accounts under P.L. 112-74: (1) global environment facility, (2) contribution to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, (3) contribution to the Enterprise for the Americas Multilateral Investment Fund, (4) contribution to the International Development Association, and (5) contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank.
States that the funding level for each of the following accounts shall be $0: (1) bilateral economic assistance, funds appropriated to the President, assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia; (2) international security assistance, funds appropriated to the President, Pakistan counterinsurgency capability fund; and (3) multilateral assistance, international financial institutions, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, limitation on callable capital subscriptions.
States that the funding level for each of the following accounts shall be $0: (1) contribution to the International Development Association; (2) contribution to the Inter-American Development Bank; and (3) contribution to the African Development Fund.
Amends the Bretton Woods Agreements Act to authorize appropriations, without fiscal year limitation, for the increase in the U.S. subscription to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Specifies amounts which shall be for paid Bank shares and for callable Bank shares.
(Sec. 1705) Rescinds specified amounts from unexpended balances for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs.
(Sec. 1706) Authorizes local guard contracts to be awarded on a best value basis in hostile or high-risk areas (in addition to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan).
Increases funding available to the President for contingencies pursuant to the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
Permits military assistance, export licenses, and technology sales or transfers for cluster munitions in order to demilitarize or dispose of such munitions.
Applies specified human-rights-based conditions on assistance to the governments of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan to appropriations under this Act, except that the Secretary of State may waive such conditions for Uzbekistan for six-month periods through September 30, 2014, if in the U.S. national security interest and necessary to obtain access to and from Afghanistan.
Prohibits, with a U.S. national interest waiver, funds for global health programs, the Economic Support Fund, and international narcotics control and law enforcement from being made to a government of an Independent State of the former Soviet Union that directs any action in violation of the territorial integrity or national sovereignty of any other Independent State of the former Soviet Union. (Currently such funds are from the heading Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.)
Prohibits, with a U.S. national interest waiver, funds for global health programs, the Economic Support Fund, and international narcotics control and law enforcement from being made to the government of the Russian Federation unless the government of the Russian Federation: (1) has not implemented any statute or similar government action that would discriminate against religious groups or religious communities in the Russian Federation; (2) is honoring obligations respecting freedom of expression, assembly, press, and due process; (3) is prosecuting law enforcement personnel who have committed human rights abuses; and (4) is releasing detained political leaders, activists, and journalists. (Currently such funds are from the heading Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.)
Authorizes Economic Support Fund appropriations under this division to be made available for specified countries identified in the Support for Eastern European Democracy (SEED) Act of 1989 and the FREEDOM Support Act.
Amends the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990 to extend: (1) through FY2013 the refugee set-aside for aliens who are nationals of an independent state of the former Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania and who are participating members of the Ukrainian Catholic Church or the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; and (2) through October 1, 2013, certain refugee application or reapplication deadlines.
Extends through September 30, 2013 the period for qualifying for adjustment to permanent resident status for an alien who was a national of an independent state of the former Soviet Union, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia and was granted parole into the United States after being denied refugee status.
Requires that prior to obligating funds under this Act for Syria the Secretary shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.
Makes specified funds available for loan guarantees to Jordan.
(Sec. 1707) Sets forth specified Department of State funding levels for: (1) diplomatic and consular programs, with a specified set-aside for worldwide security protection; and (2) embassy security, construction, and maintenance.
States that such funds shall be used for operations at high threat posts, security programs to protect personnel and property under Chief of Mission authority, securing classified U.S. government information and equipment, and security construction or upgrades at Department of State facilities.
Rescinds specified funds from unobligated balances for overseas contingency operations and the global war on terrorism.
Directs the Secretary to provide Congress with an an assessment of security requirements at U.S. diplomatic facilities worldwide.
Decreases funds for: (1) the Office of Inspector General, and (2) the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction for reconstruction oversight.
Increases funds for the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Sets forth funding levels for the following accounts under P.L. 112-74: (1) international disaster assistance, (2) migration and refugee assistance, and (3) Economic Support Fund.
(Sec. 1708) Amends P.L. 112-74 to: (1) authorize the transfer and merger of specified diplomatic and consular program funds, and (2) make additional funds available for assistance to Jordan.
Title VIII: Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, and related Agencies - (Sec. 1801) Sets the FY2013 Department of Transportation (DOT) level of limitations on obligation and liquidation of contract authority for: (1) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) administrative expenses, (2) federal-aid highways, (3) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) motor carrier safety operations and programs, (4) FMCSA motor carrier safety grants, and (5) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) operations and research.
Amends the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, to repeal the declaration that states awarded Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks program grants for core or expanded deployment activities: (1) do not have to repay grant amounts received in error, and (2) shall be reimbursed for project expenditures made before enactment of that Act in reliance on a grant awarded in error.
Declares that certain authorized, restricted, and prohibited uses of federal-aid highways obligation limitations by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the DOT shall not apply under this division.
Prescribes the application to specified obligation limitations of certain obligation limitations under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act or MAP-21.
(Sec. 1802) (Appropriations cited in the rest of this title refer to appropriations previously enacted in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012 in division C of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012.)
Makes appropriations from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF) (other than the Mass Transit Account) to NHTSA for: (1) highway safety programs, (2) national priority safety programs, (3) the high visibility enforcement program, and (4) NHTSA administrative expenses. Designates specified amounts for such programs and NHTSA administrative expenses.
Designates a specified amount for technical assistance to states to adopt and implement impaired driving countermeasures programs.
Prohibits the use of funds for the planning or execution of programs whose total obligations for FY2013 exceed a specified amount.
(Sec. 1803) Makes appropriations to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for formula and bus grants available for the payment of obligations incurred in the Federal Public Transportation Assistance Program and for certain planning and public transportation programs. Limits to a specified amount the total obligations for such programs.
Increases appropriations for FTA administrative expenses. Designates a specified amount for the public transportation safety program.
Requires that specified amounts for research and university research centers be made available for certain transportation research programs, including the transit cooperative research program, technical assistance and standards development, and human resources and training.
Revises appropriations for transportation research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects.
Eliminates the availability of a specified amount of fixed guideway capital investment grants for core capacity improvement projects.
Changes to September 30, 2013, the deadline for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) to ensure Metrorail customers that a licensed wireless provider has notified WMATA of its intent to offer wireless service to the public, without which notice WMATA faces a denial of grants from the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) for capital and preventive maintenance projects.
(Sec. 1804) Authorizes appropriations for the essential air service program through September 30, 2013, with application of certain requirements for distribution of any funds in the FAA Treasury account exceeding $50 in a fiscal year which are derived from air traffic control and other aviation safety fees.
(Sec. 1805) Increases appropriations to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for homeless assistance grants.
Eliminates appropriations for project-based rental assistance with rehabilitation projects with 10-year grant terms.
Decreases appropriations for the emergency solutions grants program under subtitle B of title IV of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended.
(Sec. 1806) Increases appropriations to HUD for public and Indian housing and guaranteed loans under the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program Account, as well as the amount of funds available to subsidize total loan principal under such loan guarantees.
Amends the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992 to revise requirements for establishing a fee for the guarantee of loans for Indian housing. Increases the guarantee fee from 1% to 3% of the principal obligation of a loan.
Authorizes the HUD Secretary also to collect annual premium payments of 1% of the remaining guaranteed loan balance (excluding the portion of the remaining balance attributable to the guarantee fee).
(Sec. 1807) Increases appropriations to HUD for tenant-based rental assistance for public and Indian housing (in addition to a specified amount previously appropriated for such assistance that became available on October 1, 2012), of which an additional specified amount shall be available on October 1, 2013.
Designates a specified amount for administrative and other expenses of public agencies in administering the section 8 tenant-based rental assistance program. Makes a specified amount available for public housing agencies (PHAs) that would otherwise be required to terminate participating families from the program due to insufficient funds. Eliminates availability of the same amount for incremental tenant-based assistance for eligible families currently assisted under the Disaster Voucher Program and the Disaster Housing Assistance Program for Hurricanes Ike and Gustav on the condition that such vouchers will not be re-issued when families leave the program.
(Sec. 1808) Replaces a specified rescission of funds for the housing certificate fund under public and Indian housing with continued authority for the use of the unobligated balances of certain assisted housing and project-based rental assistance appropriations for renewal of (or amendments to) section 8 project-based contracts and for performance-based contract administrators.
(Sec. 1809) Increases appropriations to HUD for the Public Housing Operating Fund.
(Sec. 1810) Continues through FY2013 the authority of the HUD Secretary to insure and enter into commitments to insure home equity conversion mortgages for elderly homeowners under the National Housing Act.
Division G: Other Matters - (Sec. 3001) Rescinds the applicable percentage of budget authority provided (or obligation limit imposed) for FY2013 for any discretionary account in divisions A through E of this Act.
Specifies these applicable percentages to be:
- 2.513% in divisions A and E for budget authority in the nonsecurity category (as defined in the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985) (Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act), and 1.877% in division B; and
- 0.1% for budget authority in the security category (as defined in the Act).
Excludes from such rescission any amounts designated by Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War (OCO/GWOT) on Terrorism or for disaster relief.
Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report to the congressional appropriations committees within 30 days after enactment of this Act on the account and amount of each such rescission.
(Sec. 3002) Declares that, if on or after enactment of this Act a sequestration order issued by the President pursuant to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act is in effect, the reductions in each discretionary account under the order: (1) apply to the amounts provided in this Act, and (2) are in addition to any reductions required by that Act.
(Sec. 3003) Requires the head of any executive branch department, agency, board, commission, or office funded by this or any other appropriations Act to report annually to the Inspector General (IG) (or senior ethics official for any federal entity without an IG) regarding the costs and contracting procedures related to each conference held by any such entity during FY2013 for which the cost to the federal government was more than $100,000.
Requires the head of any federal entity, within 15 days of any conference it held for which the cost was over $20,000, to notify the IG or the senior ethics official of the date, location, and number of employees attending such conference.
Prohibits the use of federal grants or contracts by an executive branch agency to defray the costs of such a conference not directly and programmatically related to the purpose for which the grant or contract was awarded, such as a conference held in connection with planning, training, assessment, review, or other routine purposes related to a project funded by the grant or contract.
Prohibits the use of federal funds for travel and conference activities that are not in compliance with OMB Memorandum M-12-12 dated May 11, 2012.
(Sec. 3004) Requires the OMB Director to increase the applicable percentage for any category by the amount necessary to eliminate any excessive amount in that category if, for FY2013, the amount of new budget authority provided in appropriation Acts exceeds the discretionary spending limits set forth in the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act because of estimating differences with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Rescinds the applicable percentage of:
- the budget authority provided (or obligation limit imposed) for FY2013 for any discretionary account in divisions A through F of this Act,
- the budget authority provided in any advance appropriation for FY2013 for any discretionary account in any prior fiscal year appropriation Act, and
- the contract authority provided in FY2013 for any program subject to limitation incorporated or otherwise contained in divisions A through F of this Act.
Makes these applicable percentages 0% for budget authority in both the nonsecurity and security categories (thus exempting budget authority in these categories from rescission).
Excludes from such rescission:
- amounts designated by Congress for OCO/GWOT or for disaster relief; or
- the amount made available by division F of this Act for a specified limitation on administrative expenses of the Social Security Administration for continuing disability reviews under titles II (Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance) (OASDI) and XVI (Supplemental Security Income) (SSI) of the Social Security Act and for the cost associated with conducting eligibility redeterminations.
Requires the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to report to the congressional appropriations committees within 30 days after enactment of this Act on the account and amount of each such rescission.