Summary: H.R.4393 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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House receded and concurred with amendment (09/26/1979)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments with an amendment)

Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1980 - =Title I: Department of the Treasury= - Treasury Department Appropriations Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 within the Department of the Treasury for the following: (1) the Office of the Secretary for salaries and expenses, and for international affairs; (2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for salaries and expenses; (3) the Bureau of Government Financial Operations for salaries and expenses, and payment of government losses in shipment; (4) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for salaries and expenses; (5) the United States Customs Service for salaries and expenses; (6) the Bureau of the Mint for salaries and expenses; (7) the Bureau of the Public Debt for administering the public debt; (8) the Internal Revenue Service for salaries and expenses; taxpayer services and returns processing; examinations and appeals; investigations and collections; and payment where energy credit exceeds liability for tax; and (9) the United States Secret Service for salaries and expenses, of which certain sums shall be available for payment to State and local governments for protective services. Makes appropriations available for travel expenses of the Secret Service on protective missions, provided advance approval is obtained from the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

Makes funds available to the U.S. Customs Service for the AntiDumping and Countervailing Duty Program.

Prohibits the use of appropriations made available to the Internal Revenue Service to formulate or carry out any measure in effect prior to August 22, 1978, which would cause the loss of tax-exempt status to private, religious, or church-operated schools.

=Title II: U.S. Postal Service= - Postal Service Appropriation Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 to the United States Postal Service for payment to the Postal Service Fund. Prohibits the use of Postal Service funds for special third-class rates for qualified political committees other than the national, State or congressional committee of a major or minor party as defined by current law.

=Title III: Executive Office of the President= - Executive Office Appropriations Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 within the Executive Office of the President for the following: (1) compensation of the President; (2) the Office of Administration for salaries and expenses; (3) the White House Office for salaries and expenses; (4) the executive residence at the White House for operating expenses; (5) the official residence of the Vice President for operating expenses; (6) special assistance to the President for salaries and expenses; (7) the Council of Economic Advisers for salaries and expenses; (8) the Council on Wage and Price Stability for salaries and expenses; (9) the Domestic Policy Staff for salaries and expenses; (10) the National Security Council for salaries and expenses; (11) the Office of Management and Budget for salaries and expenses; (12) the Office of Federal Procurement Policy for salaries and expenses; and (13) unanticipated needs. Requires the Department of Defense to transfer to the Office of Federal Procurement Policy the functions of the Federal Acquisitions Institute.

=Title IV: Independent Agencies= - Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1980 - Makes appropriations for fiscal year 1980 to the following independent agencies: (1) the Administrative Conference of the United States for salaries and expenses; (2) the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations for salaries and expenses; (3) the Advisory Committee on Federal Pay for salaries and expenses; (4) the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped for salaries and expenses; (5) the Federal Election Commission for salaries and expenses with a set-aside for activities of the National Clearinghouse of the Federal Election Commission; (6) the General Services Administration (GSA) for: the Federal Buildings Fund, with limitations on the availability of revenue; the Federal Supply Service for operating expenses; the National Archives and Records Service for operating expenses and records declassification; the Automated Data and Telecommunications Service for operating expenses; the Federal Telecommunications Fund; Federal Property Resources Activities for operating expenses (including a transfer of funds); general management and agency operations for salaries and expenses; the Office of Inspector General; Indian Trust Accounting; allowances and office staff for former presidents; Administrative and Staff Support Services for salaries and expenses; and for the Business Service Centers and Federal Information Centers. Credits to the appropriation account of the GSA specified receipts from Government corporations and funds connected with Federal property transfers. Permits the use of GSA funds to hire passenger motor vehicles. Prohibits the use of GSA funds in connection with procurement of data processing equipment and related software for a joint GSA-Department of Agriculture project or any other common user shared facility.

Appropriates funds for fiscal year 1980: (1) to the Office of Personnel Management for salaries and expenses (including a transfer of funds); (2) for government payment for annuitants and employees health benefits; (3) for payment to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (4) for intergovernmental personnel assistance; (5) for the Merit Systems Protection Board for salaries and expenses (including a transfer of funds); (6) for the Office of Special Counsel for salaries and expenses; (7) for the Federal Labor Relations Authority for salaries and expenses; (8) for the President's Commission on Pension Policy for salaries and expenses; and (9) for the United States Tax Court for salaries and expenses.

=Title V: General Provisions= - Limits the amount of funds which may be used for travel expenditures. Prohibits funding of a position held by the replacement of an employee who has entered the Armed Forces after such employee has been discharged from the Armed Forces, and certified as still qualified to perform the duties of the civilian position, but has not been restored thereto. Prohibits the establishment of new government offices unless approved and provided appropriations by the Congress. States that no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein. Restricts the procurement of foreign made hand or measuring tools and stainless steel flatware. Prohibits the use of funds for administrative expenses connected with the transfer of the activities of the United States Customs Service.

=Title VI: General Provisions= - Sets forth the maximum amount allowable for the purchase of motor vehicles by Government departments, agencies, and corporations. Exempts electric or hybrid vehicles purchased for demonstration purposes from such limitation. Restricts the use of appropriations to such entities for the employment of certain aliens. Exempts Israel, the Republic of the Philippines, and nationals of those countries allied with the United States in the current defense effort from such employment restriction. Prohibits the compensation of any employee of the Postal Service who hinders or penalizes another employee in communicating with a Member or committee of Congress. Prohibits the use of appropriations to finance interdepartmental bodies which have not been approved by Congress. Provides for the payment of rents and services charged to the GSA and the compensation of guards and special policemen. Prohibits the use of appropriations for rentals and compensation in excess of the rates established by the GSA. Prohibits expenditures related to new construction projects under the Public Buildings Amendments of 1972.

Prohibits the use of funds appropriated under this Act to pay the salary of prevailing rate employees in an amount which exceeds the rate of salary for such employees on September 30, 1979, by more than the overall average percentage increase in the General Schedule rates of basic pay. Exempts positions paying under $4.22 per hour from such prohibition. States that deductions or contributions from employee salaries shall be calculated after application of the percentage increase in the General Schedule.

Prohibits the use of funds to implement any Internal Revenue Service ruling that a taxpayer is not entitled to a charitable deduction for general purpose contributions which are used for educational purposes by an exempt religious organization. Prohibits the IRS from using funds made available under this Act to carry out the proposed revenue procedures for private tax-exempt schools.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that former President Richard M. Nixon should reimburse the United States for either the cost of improvements to his San Clemente, California, estate which were paid for by the Federal Government or the increase in the fair market value of the estate due to such improvements, as determined by the Comptroller General as of the date of sale, whichever is less.