Summary: H.R.6157 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/28/2018)

Highlights:

This bill provides FY2019 appropriations to the Department of Defense (DOD) for military activities, including appropriations for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/ Global War on Terrorism.

It does not include funding for military construction, military family housing, civil works projects of the Army Corps of Engineers, and nuclear warheads, which are all considered in other appropriations bills.

The bill increases funding for DOD compared to FY2018 levels and includes additional OCO funding for many accounts. OCO funding is not subject to discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement procedures.

Full Summary:

Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2019

TITLE I--MILITARY PERSONNEL

Provides appropriations 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

Provides appropriations for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for the military departments, other DOD agencies, the Reserve Components, and the Army and Air National Guard.

Provides appropriations for:

  • the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces;
  • Environmental Restoration for the military departments, DOD agencies, and at Formerly Used Defense Sites;
  • Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid;
  • the Cooperative Threat Reduction Account; and
  • the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

TITLE III--PROCUREMENT

Provides appropriations for Procurement by the military departments, including:

  • Aircraft;
  • Missiles;
  • Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles;
  • Ammunition;
  • Spacecraft, Rockets, and Related Equipment;
  • Shipbuilding and Conversion by the Navy;
  • Defense-Wide Procurement;
  • National Guard and Reserve Equipment; and
  • Defense Production Act Purchases.

TITLE IV--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

Provides appropriations for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) by the military departments and defense agencies.

TITLE V--REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

Provides appropriations for the Defense Working Capital Funds.

TITLE VI--OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

Provides appropriations for other DOD programs, including:

  • the Defense Health Program,
  • Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction,
  • Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, and
  • the Office of the Inspector General.

TITLE VII--RELATED AGENCIES

Provides appropriations for the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund and the Intelligence Community Management Account.

TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Sec. 8001) Prohibits appropriations provided by this bill from being used for publicity or propaganda purposes not authorized by Congress.

(Sec. 8002) Exempts DOD from laws prohibiting the compensation or employment of foreign nationals if specified conditions are met.

(Sec. 8003) Prohibits funding provided by this bill from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless this bill expressly provides otherwise.

(Sec. 8004) Limits the obligation of certain funds provided by this bill during the last two months of the fiscal year. Includes exceptions for obligations for the support of active duty training of reserve components or summer camp training of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

(Sec. 8005) Specifies authorities and restrictions for transferring specified funds provided by this bill for other military functions.

(Sec. 8006) Requires tables included in the report accompanying this bill to be treated as if they were included in the text of this bill.

(Sec. 8007) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for FY2019. Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being reprogrammed or transferred until the report is provided or DOD certifies to Congress that the reprogramming or transfer is necessary as an emergency requirement. Includes exceptions for: (1) the Environmental Restoration accounts, and (2) Drug Interdiction and Counter-drug activities.

(Sec. 8008) Prohibits cash balances in DOD Working Capital Funds from exceeding the level necessary for cash disbursements to be made from the funds. Sets forth requirements and limitations for transfers of balances in the funds to specified accounts.

(Sec. 8009) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to initiate a special access program without notifying Congress in advance.

(Sec. 8010) Establishes limitations and conditions on the use of funds provided by this bill to initiate or terminate certain multiyear procurement contracts.

(Sec. 8011) Appropriates O&M funds for the costs of humanitarian and civic assistance provided in conjunction with military operations.

(Sec. 8012) Prohibits DOD from managing civilian personnel on the basis of any end-strength or subjecting civilian personnel to any end-strength limitations.

(Sec. 8013) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to directly or indirectly influence congressional action on legislation or appropriation matters pending before Congress.

(Sec. 8014) Prohibits compensation from being paid to any member of the Army participating as a full-time student and receiving benefits paid by the Department of Veterans Affairs from the DOD Education Benefits Fund if the time spent as a student is counted toward the member's service commitment. Applies the restriction only to active components of the Army and exempts members that have reenlisted with this option prior to October 1, 1987.

(Sec. 8015) Permits funds appropriated in title III of this bill for the DOD Pilot Mentor-Protege Program to be transferred to any other account contained in this bill to implement a developmental assistance agreement under the program.

(Sec. 8016) Prohibits DOD from purchasing certain anchor and mooring chains unless they are manufactured in the United States.

(Sec. 8017) Prohibits DOD funds from being used to demilitarize or dispose of certain small firearms, small arms ammunition, or ammunition components that are not otherwise prohibited from commercial sale under federal law, unless the Army has certified that the small arms, ammunition, or components are unserviceable or unsafe for further use.

(Sec. 8018) Limits funding for the relocation of any DOD entity into or within the National Capital Region. Permits DOD to waive the limitation by certifying to Congress that a relocation is required in the best interest of the government.

(Sec. 8019) Provides specified funds for incentive payments for federal contracts involving contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers that are Indian organizations or Indian-owned economic enterprises.

(Sec. 8020) Prohibits funds provided by this bill for the Defense Media Activity from being used for national or international political or psychological activities.

(Sec. 8021) Permits DOD to incur obligations of up to $350 million for military compensation, construction projects, and supplies and services in anticipation of contributions from the government of Kuwait.

(Sec. 8022) Provides appropriations from specified Air Force accounts to the Civil Air Patrol Corporation for operation and maintenance, readiness, counterdrug activities, drug demand reduction activities involving youth programs, and vehicle procurement.

(Sec. 8023) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to establish a new DOD federally-funded research and development center (FFRDC). Limits compensation for consultants and members of certain entities of a defense FFRDC.

Prohibits a defense FFRDC from using FY2019 DOD 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 that may be funded for FFRDCs from FY2019 funds, and requires DOD to submit a report on the allocation of staff years with the FY2020 budget request.

Reduces the total amount appropriated by this bill for FFRDCs.

(Sec. 8024) Prohibits DOD from procuring carbon, alloy, or armor steel plating not melted and rolled in the United States or Canada. Permits DOD to waive the prohibition if adequate domestic supplies are not available and an acquisition is necessary for national security purposes.

(Sec. 8025) Specifies that "congressional defense committees" includes the Senate and House Armed Services Committees and Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense.

(Sec. 8026) Permits DOD to acquire the modification, depot maintenance, and repair of aircraft, vehicles, and vessels; and production of components and other defense-related articles through competition between DOD depot maintenance activities and private firms.

(Sec. 8027) Revokes blanket waivers of the Buy American Act if DOD determines that a country has violated the terms of a specified agreement by discriminating against products produced in the United States.

(Sec. 8028) Permits funds in the Department of Defense Overseas Military Facility Investment Recovery Account to remain available until expended.

(Sec. 8029) Permits 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, Ellsworth, 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 among requests of Indian tribes for these conveyances.

(Sec. 8030) Permits O&M appropriations to be used to purchase items with an investment unit cost of not more than $250,000.

(Sec. 8031) Prohibits the use of funds provided by this bill to disestablish, prepare to disestablish, close, downgrade from host to extension center, or place on probation a Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps program.

(Sec. 8032) Requires DOD to issue regulations to: (1) prohibit the sale of tobacco or tobacco-related products in military resale outlets in the United States, its territories, and possessions at a price below the most competitive price in the local community; and (2) require the prices in overseas military retail outlets to be within the range of prices established for military retail systems stores in the United States.

(Sec. 8033) Prohibits the use of DOD Working Capital Funds to purchase specified investment items.

(Sec. 8034) Prohibits funds provided for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, except for funds provided for the Reserve for Contingencies, the CIA Central Services Working Capital Fund, or other specified programs.

(Sec. 8035) Requires specified Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide funds to be used to mitigate environmental impacts on Indian lands resulting from DOD activities.

(Sec. 8036) Requires DOD to comply with the Buy American Act.

(Sec. 8037) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to: (1) establish a field operating agency, or (2) pay a member of the Armed Forces or civilian employee transferred or reassigned from a headquarters activity if the employee's place of duty remains at headquarters. Specifies exceptions and permits waivers that will reduce personnel or financial requirements of the department.

(Sec. 8038) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to convert a function performed by DOD civilian employees to performance by a contractor unless specific requirements are met.

(Sec. 8039) Rescinds specified funds provided by prior appropriations bills for Procurement and RDT&E.

(Sec. 8040) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to reduce authorized positions for military technicians (dual status) of the Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army Reserve, and Air Force Reserve unless the reductions are a direct result of a reduction in military force structure.

(Sec. 8041) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for assistance to North Korea unless the funds are specifically appropriated for that purpose.

(Sec. 8042) Permits O&M funds provided by this bill to be used to reimburse the National Guard and Reserve for providing intelligence or counterintelligence support to the combatant commands, defense agencies, and joint intelligence activities.

(Sec. 8043) Prohibits the transfer of DOD or CIA drug interdiction or counter-drug activity funds to any other department or agency except as specifically provided in an appropriations law.

(Sec. 8044) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to procure ball and roller bearings other than those produced by a domestic source and of domestic origin. Permits DOD to waive the prohibition if adequate domestic supplies are not available and an acquisition is necessary for national security. Includes an exception for the purchase of commercial items and specifies that the restriction applies to ball or roller bearings purchased as end items.

(Sec. 8045) Appropriates funds to DOD for grants to the United Service Organizations and the Red Cross.

(Sec. 8046) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to purchase any supercomputer not manufactured in the United States unless it is unavailable from U.S. manufacturers and is necessary for national security.

(Sec. 8047) Requires the Small Business Innovation Research program and the Small Business Technology Transfer program set-asides to be taken proportionally from all programs, projects, or activities that contribute to the extramural budget.

(Sec. 8048) Prohibits funds in this bill from being used for contractor bonuses being paid due to a business restructuring.

(Sec. 8049) Permits the transfer of specified O&M funds to pay military personnel for support and services for eligible organizations and activities outside DOD.

(Sec. 8050) Permits DOD to dispose of negative unliquidated or unexpended balances for expired or closed accounts by charging an obligation to a current account for the same purpose as the expired or closed account.

(Sec. 8051) Permits the National Guard to allow the use of equipment of the National Guard Distance Learning Project by any person or entity on a space-available, reimbursable basis.

(Sec. 8052) Requires specified O&M funds to be used for continued implementation and expansion of the Sexual Assault Special Victims Counsel Program.

(Sec. 8053) Prohibits the use of funds provided in title IV of this bill to procure end-items for delivery to military forces for operational training, operational use, or inventory requirements. Includes exceptions and permits a waiver for national security purposes.

(Sec. 8054) Permits DOD to waive limitations on the procurement of defense items from a foreign country if: (1) the limitations would invalidate cooperative programs or reciprocal trade agreements, and (2) the country does not discriminate against the same or similar items procured in the United States. Provides exceptions.

(Sec. 8055) Prohibits funds provided by this bill or other DOD appropriations bills from being used for repairs or maintenance for military family housing units.

(Sec. 8056) Requires DOD to submit a report to Congress before obligating specified RDT&E funds appropriated by this bill for any new start advanced concept technology demonstration project or joint capability demonstration project. Permits DOD to waive the restriction by certifying to Congress that it is in the national interest.

(Sec. 8057) Requires DOD to continue to provide a classified quarterly report to Congress on matters specified in the classified annex accompanying this bill.

(Sec. 8058) Permits a Reservist who is a member of the National Guard serving on full-time duty to support ground-based elements of the National Ballistic Missile Defense System.

(Sec. 8059) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to transfer specified armor-piercing ammunition to any nongovernmental entity, except for demilitarization purposes.

(Sec. 8060) Permits the Chief of the National Guard Bureau to waive payment for leases of personal property for not more than a year to certain youth, social, charitable, or fraternal nonprofit organizations.

(Sec. 8061) Provides for the transfer of specified Army O&M funds to other activities of the federal government for classified purposes. Permits DOD to enter into and carry out contracts for the acquisition of real property, construction, personal services, and operations related to projects carrying out the purposes of this section.

(Sec. 8062) Prohibits funds from being used to make specified modifications to the budget and appropriations process for the National Intelligence Program.

(Sec. 8063) Provides appropriations to remain available until expended for grants for the construction and furnishing of additional Fisher Houses to meet the needs of military family members confronted with the illness or hospitalization of an eligible military beneficiary.

(Sec. 8064) Specifies that certain congressional notifications regarding rapid acquisition and deployment procedures must be submitted concurrently to the appropriations committees and defense appropriations subcommittees.

(Sec. 8065) Provides specified Procurement and RDT&E funds for the Israeli Cooperative Programs. Specifies funding for the Iron Dome defense system for countering short-range rocket threats, the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense program, and related programs.

(Sec. 8066) Permits specified Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy funds to remain available through FY2019 to fund prior year shipbuilding cost increases. Requires the funds to be transferred to specified accounts.

(Sec. 8067) Deems funds provided by this bill for intelligence activities to be authorized by Congress during FY2019 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY2019.

(Sec. 8068) Prohibits funds appropriated by this bill from being used for a reprogramming of funds that creates or initiates a new program, project, or activity unless it must be undertaken immediately for national security and Congress is notified in advance.

(Sec. 8069) Requires the President's budget to include separate budget justification documents for costs of the Armed Forces' participation in contingency operations for the Military Personnel, O&M, Procurement, and RDT&E accounts.

(Sec. 8070) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for research, development, test, evaluation, procurement, or deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense system.

(Sec. 8071) Reduces the total amount appropriated in this bill to reflect savings due to favorable foreign exchange rates.

(Sec. 8072) Provides appropriations to DOD for the rapid acquisition and deployment of supplies and associated support services pursuant to the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003.

(Sec. 8073) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to reduce or disestablish the operation of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of the Air Force Reserve if the action would reduce the WC-130 Weather Reconnaissance mission below the levels funded in this bill. Permits the squadron to perform other missions in support of national defense requirements during the non-hurricane season.

(Sec. 8074) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for integrating foreign intelligence information unless the information has been lawfully collected and processed during authorized foreign intelligence activities.

Requires information pertaining to U.S. persons to be handled in accordance with the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as implemented through Executive Order No. 12333 (United States Intelligence Activities).

(Sec. 8075) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to transfer research and development, acquisition, or other program authority related to current tactical unmanned aerial vehicles from the Army.

Requires the Army to retain responsibility for and operational control of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

(Sec. 8076) Prohibits funds appropriated by this bill for programs of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from being obligated beyond the current fiscal year except for research and technology funds, which remain available through FY2020.

(Sec. 8077) Provides for the adjustment of obligations within the Shipbuilding and Conversion--Navy appropriation.

(Sec. 8078) Requires the ODNI to submit a report to Congress establishing the baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for FY2019. Prohibits funds provided by this bill for the National Intelligence Program from being transferred or reprogrammed until the report is submitted unless the action is necessary for an emergency.

(Sec. 8079) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to eliminate, restructure, realign, or make disproportionate personnel reductions at Army Contracting Command--New Jersey sites without notifying Congress in advance.

(Sec. 8080) Requires transfers of funds for support to friendly countries in connection with the conduct of operations in which the United States is not participating to be made in accordance with sections 8005 or 9002 of this bill, which specify procedures and requirements for transferring funds.

(Sec. 8081) Requires transfers of funds from the Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund to a military department or defense agency to be covered by and subject to sections 8005 or 9002 of this bill, which specify procedures and requirements for transferring funds.

(Sec. 8082) Prohibits certain funds provided by this bill from being used to support any military training or operation that includes child soldiers unless the assistance is permitted by the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008.

(Sec. 8083) Specifies restrictions and requirements for reprogramming or transferring funds provided to the National Intelligence Program.

(Sec. 8084) Directs the ODNI to submit annually to Congress a future-years intelligence program reflecting estimated expenditures and proposed appropriations included in the President's budget.

(Sec. 8085) Specifies committees included in "congressional intelligence committees" for the purposes of this bill.

(Sec. 8086) Permits specified O&M funds provided in title II of this bill to be transferred by the military department concerned to its central fund established for Fisher Houses and Suites.

(Sec. 8087) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for making remittances to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund.

(Sec. 8088) Requires agencies receiving funds in this bill to post reports required to be submitted to Congress on the public website of the agency if it serves the national interest. Provides exceptions for national security or proprietary information.

(Sec. 8089) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for federal contracts in excess of $1 million unless the contractor meets specific requirements regarding the resolution of claims under title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin). Allows DOD to waive the requirements to avoid harm to national security.

(Sec. 8090) Provides specified funds to be transferred to the Joint Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund.

(Sec. 8091) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to: (1) provide certain missile defense information to the Russian Federation, subject to an exception for information regarding ballistic missile early warning; or (2) integrate a missile defense system of the Russian Federation or a missile defense system of the People's Republic of China into any missile defense system of the United States.

(Sec. 8092) Permits DOD funds to be used to purchase armored vehicles for the physical security of personnel or force protection and limits the cost per vehicle.

(Sec. 8093) Permits the ODNI to transfer specified funds provided by this bill for the National Intelligence Program with the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, subject to certain requirements and restrictions.

(Sec. 8094) Prohibits funds from being used to transfer or release any individual detained at U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (Guantanamo) who is not a U.S. citizen or member of the Armed Forces into the United States, its territories, or possessions.

(Sec. 8095) Prohibits funding from being used to construct, acquire, or modify any U.S. facility (other than the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) to house any individual detained at Guantanamo.

(Sec. 8096) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to a country of origin or other foreign country or entity unless DOD makes certain certifications.

(Sec. 8097) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to violate the Wars Powers Resolution.

(Sec. 8098) Prohibits funds from being used to enter into specified agreements and transactions with Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport. Permits DOD to waive the restriction if specific conditions are met.

(Sec. 8099) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for the purchase or manufacture of U.S. flags unless they are treated as covered items under Buy American requirements.

(Sec. 8100) Permits funds provided by this bill to be used to provide ex gratia payments to local military commanders for damage, personal injury, or death that is incident to combat operations in a foreign country.

(Sec. 8101) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to reduce strategic delivery vehicles and launchers below levels necessary to implement the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), as set forth in a report provided to Congress pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

(Sec. 8102) Requires DOD to post grant awards on a public website in a searchable format.

(Sec. 8103) Specifies requirements for proportionally allocating reductions required under current law for each Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation and Procurement account.

(Sec. 8104) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for the performance of a flight demonstration team at a location outside of the United States if a performance of a flight demonstration team at a location within the United States was canceled during the year due to insufficient funding.

(Sec. 8105) Prohibits the National Security Agency (NSA) from using funds provided by this bill to target a U.S. person under specified authorities granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).

(Sec. 8106) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for the Arms Trade Treaty until it is ratified by the Senate.

(Sec. 8107) Prohibits the transfer of administrative responsibilities or budgetary resources of any program, project, or activity financed by this bill to another federal agency not financed by this bill without the express authorization of Congress.

(Sec. 8108) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to initiate or expand support for foreign forces, irregular forces, groups, or individuals supporting U.S. Special Operations Forces activities to combat terrorism unless Congress is notified in advance in accordance with the classified annex of this bill.

(Sec. 8109) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for activities in Iraq in contravention of the War Powers Resolution.

(Sec. 8110) Prohibits funds provided by this bill for the T-AO Fleet Oiler program from being used to award a new contract that provides for the acquisition of certain components unless the components are manufactured in the United States.

(Sec. 8111) Reduces the total amount appropriated by title II of this bill to reflect savings due to lower than anticipated fuel costs.

(Sec. 8112) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for Government Travel Charge Card expenses for gaming or for entertainment that includes topless or nude entertainers or participants.

(Sec. 8113) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for a new or additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.

(Sec. 8114) Permits DOD to use specified funds to develop, replace, and sustain federal government security and suitability background investigation information technology systems of the Office of Personnel Management or other federal agency responsible for conducting such investigations. Specifies reprogramming and transfer procedures for the funds.

(Sec. 8115) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to close or realign the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

(Sec. 8116) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for any computer network that does not block access to pornography websites, with exceptions for criminal investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities; or for any activity necessary for the national defense, including intelligence activities.

(Sec. 8117) Specifies that transfers of funds provided by this bill for the Global Engagement Center must be made in accordance with the procedures and requirements set forth in section 8005 or 9002 of this bill.

(Sec. 8118) Provides additional O&M funds that are only available to DOD, or for transfer to the Department of Education, to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, or supplement federal funds to construct, renovate, repair, or expand elementary and secondary public schools on military installations.

(Sec. 8119) Requires certain DOD programs that provide assisted reproductive services for seriously ill or injured active duty service members to be carried out without time limits on the duration of embryo cryopreservation and storage.

(Sec. 8120) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to the Azov Battalion.

(Sec. 8121) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to purchase heavy water from Iran.

(Sec. 8122) Reduces the funds provided by title II this bill for Operation and Maintenance--Army to reflect excess cash balances in the Working Capital Funds.

(Sec. 8123) Reduces the funds provided by title II this bill for Operation and Maintenance--Navy to reflect excess cash balances in the Working Capital Funds.

(Sec. 8124) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to carry out specified changes to the Joint Travel Regulations of the Department of Defense.

(Sec. 8125) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to divest more than one E-8C aircraft unless the Air Force certifies to Congress that funds have been obligated pursuant to the award of one or more contracts to continue the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program.

(Sec. 8126) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to provide certain military equipment if DOD determines that providing the equipment will undermine readiness.

(Sec. 8127) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used for a contract to acquire furnished energy for the new Rhine Ordnance Barracks Army Medical Center until DOD certifies to Congress that:

  • the source of furnished energy will minimize the use of fuels from Russia;
  • the design of the center will utilize a diversified energy supply from a mixed-fuel system as the source of furnished energy to sustain mission critical operations during any sustained energy supply disruption caused by Russia; and
  • to the extent available, domestically-sourced fuels will be the preferred source for furnished energy.

Permits a waiver of the requirements to protect national security interests.

(Sec. 8128) Permits DOD to use funds for procurement or for research, development, test and evaluation for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to modify up to six F-35 aircraft, including up to two F-35 aircraft of each variant, to a test configuration, subject to congressional notification requirements.

(Sec. 8129) Permits funds provided for the Defense Health Program to be used to make death gratuity payments if no appropriations for Military Personnel is available for the payments.

(Sec. 8130) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to migrate data and applications to the proposed Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions cloud computing services until 90 days after DOD submits to Congress: (1) a plan to establish a budget accounting system for DOD cloud computing systems, and (2) a detailed description of DOD's strategy to implement enterprise-wide cloud computing.

TITLE IX--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

Provides appropriations for FY2019 for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/ the Global War on Terrorism.

Designates the funds provided in this title as for Overseas Contingency Operations/ Global War on Terrorism pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985. (OCO funds are exempt from discretionary spending limits and other budget enforcement rules.)

Provides appropriations 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.

Provides appropriations for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) for the military departments, other agencies of DOD, the Reserve Components, and the Army and Air National Guard.

Provides appropriations for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund and the Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Train and Equip Fund.

Provides appropriations for Procurement by the military departments, other DOD agencies, Reserve Components, and National Guard, including procurement for aircraft, missiles, weapons, tracked combat vehicles, space, and ammunition.

Provides appropriations for the National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account.

Provides appropriations for Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) for the military departments and other DOD agencies.

Provides appropriations for the Defense Working Capital Funds.

Provides appropriations for Other DOD Programs, including:

  • the Defense Health Program,
  • Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, and
  • the Office of the Inspector General.

(Sec. 9001) Specifies that funds made available in this title are in addition to amounts appropriated to DOD for FY2019.

(Sec. 9002) Permits DOD to transfer specified funds between the appropriations in this title if it is in the national interest, the Office of Management and Budget approves, and Congress is notified.

(Sec. 9003) Permits supervision, administration, and design costs for a construction project funded with O&M or the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund in direct support of overseas contingency operations in Afghanistan to be obligated when a construction contract is awarded.

(Sec. 9004) Permits DOD to use funds appropriated in this title to purchase motor vehicles for use by military and civilian DOD employees in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. Limits the cost of each passenger and armored vehicle.

(Sec. 9005) Permits specified Army O&M funds to be used for the Commander's Emergency Response Program for humanitarian relief and reconstruction assistance in Afghanistan.

(Sec. 9006) Permits DOD O&M funds to be used to provide supplies, services, transportation, including airlift and sealift, and other logistical support to allied forces participating in a combined operation with U.S. and coalition forces supporting military and stability operations in Afghanistan and to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Requires DOD to report quarterly to Congress regarding support provided under this section.

(Sec. 9007) Prohibits funds from being used to: (1) establish any military installation or base for providing for the permanent stationing of Armed Forces in Iraq or Afghanistan, or (2) exercise U.S. control over any oil resource of Iraq.

(Sec. 9008) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used in contravention of specified laws or regulations implementing 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 Fund from being obligated prior to the approval of a financial and activity plan by the Afghanistan Resources Oversight Council of DOD.

(Sec. 9010) Permits O&M funds provided in this title to be used to purchase items with an investment unit cost of up to $250,000. Permits the purchase of items with an investment cost of up to $500,000 if DOD determines that it is necessary to meet the operational requirements of a Commander of a Combatant Command engaged in contingency operations overseas.

(Sec. 9011) Permits specified funds provided by this bill for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency and Defense-Wide Operation and Maintenance to be used to provide assistance to the government of Jordan to support the armed forces of Jordan and to enhance security along its borders.

(Sec. 9012) Prohibits funds provided by this bill for the Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund from being used to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems.

(Sec. 9013) Provides additional funding for assistance and sustainment of the military and national security forces of Ukraine.

(Sec. 9014) Permits funds provided by this title to be used for the replacement of funds for items provided to the government of Ukraine from the U.S. inventory.

(Sec. 9015) Prohibits funds provided by this bill under section 9013 for Assistance and Sustainment to the Military and National Security Forces of Ukraine from being used to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems.

(Sec. 9016) Prohibits DOD O&M funds from being used for payments to Pakistan as reimbursement for support provided to U.S. military operations unless DOD certifies to Congress that the government of Pakistan has met specific conditions. Permits DOD to waive the restriction for national security.

(Sec. 9017) Provides additional funding to DOD to improve intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

(Sec. 9018) Prohibits the use of funds for Syria in contravention of the War Powers Resolution.

(Sec. 9019) Prohibits funds appropriated by this bill from being used to transfer additional C-130 cargo aircraft to the Afghan National Security Forces until DOD provides Congress with a review of the Afghanistan Air Force's requirements.

(Sec. 9020) Rescinds specified funds provided by DOD appropriations bills for: Procurement of Ammunition--Navy and Marine Corps; the Counter-ISIL Train and Equip Fund; and the Coalition Support Fund.

(Sec. 9021) Provides that, if specified certification and reporting requirements are met, the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund may be used to provide a unit of the security forces of Afghanistan with limited training, equipment, and other assistance that would otherwise be prohibited under provisions of current law that prohibit assistance for foreign security forces that committed a gross violation of human rights.

(Sec. 9022) Specifies that amounts designated by this bill for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism are only available if the President subsequently designates the amounts and transmits the designations to Congress.

TITLE X-- ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

(Sec. 10001) Establishes a spending reduction account for the amount by which spending proposed in this division exceeds the applicable allocation made by the House Appropriations Committee under the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Specifies that the amount is $0. (Under the Rules of the House of Representatives, any savings included in the spending reduction account are not available for further appropriation during consideration of the bill.)

(Sec. 10002) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used in contravention of specified requirements for federal agencies regarding: (1) consultation and coordination with Indian tribal governments when developing policies that have tribal implications; and (2) early consultation with state and local agencies, Indian tribes, and interested private persons and organizations during the process of complying with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

(Sec. 10003) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to transfer the information technology contracting and acquisition services or the Senior Leader Communications functions of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

(Sec. 10004) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to terminate a Reserve Officers' Training Corps program at a Historically Black College or University, a Hispanic-serving institution, or a Tribal College or University.

(Sec. 10005) Prohibits funds provided by this bill from being used to procure, or to extend or renew a contract to procure, any good or service from:

  • Zhongxin Telecommunications Equipment Corporation,
  • ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd., or
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.