Summary: H.R.5294 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (08/14/1986)

(Reported to Senate from the Committee on Appropriations with amendment, S. Rept. 99-406)

Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations Act, 1987 - Title I: Department of the Treasury - Treasury Department Appropriations Act, 1987 - Makes appropriations to the Department of the Treasury for FY 1987 for: (1) departmental offices; (2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; (3) the Financial Management Service; (4) the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms; (5) the United States Customs Service; (6) the Air Interdiction Program; (7) the Customs Forfeiture Fund; (8) customs services at small airports; (9) the U.S. Mint; (10) the Bureau of the Public Debt; (11) the Internal Revenue Service; and (12) the U.S. Secret Service.

Places restrictions on the amounts of appropriations available to the Internal Revenue Service which may be transferred to other such appropriations.

Prohibits funds under this Act or any other Act from being made available for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Domestic Finance.

Directs the Internal Revenue Service to issue a favorable determination regarding a specified ruling request by a certain organization incorporated prior to 1914.

Makes appropriations available for uniforms or allowances.

Requires the conduct of officers and employees of the Internal Revenue Service in connection with collection of any underpayment of tax to comply with the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Prohibits the use of funds to place the Secret Service, the Customs Service, or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms under the Inspector General of the Treasury Department.

Title II: Postal Service - Postal Service Appropriation Act, 1987 - Makes appropriations to the Postal Service for FY 1987 for payment to the Postal Service Fund.

Authorizes the Postal Service to carry out a forfeiture if a violation relating to child pornography involves the mails.

Title III: Executive Office of the President - Executive Office Appropriations Act, 1987 - Makes appropriations to the Executive Office of the President for FY 1987 for: (1) compensation of the President; (2) the Office of Administration; (3) the White House Office; (4) the Executive Residence at the White House; (5) the official residence of the Vice President; (6) special assistance to the President; (7) the Council of Economic Advisers; (8) the Office of Policy Development; (9) the National Critical Materials Council; (10) the National Security Council; (11) the Office of Management and Budget; (12) the Office of Federal Procurement Policy; and (13) unanticipated needs.

Title IV: Independent Agencies - Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1987 - Makes appropriations for FY 1987 to the following independent agencies: (1) the Administrative Conference of the United States; (2) the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations; (3) the Advisory Committee on Federal Pay; (4) the Committee for Purchase from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped; (5) the Federal Election Commission; (6) the General Services Administration (GSA), including the National Defense Stockpile Transaction Fund, and the National Archives and Records Administration; (7) the Office of Personnel Management, including payment for annuitants and employees health benefits, and payment to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund; (8) the Merit Systems Protection Board, including the Office of Special Counsel; (9) the Federal Labor Relations Authority; (10) the United States Tax Court; and (11) the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Credits the appropriate appropriation or fund available to the GSA with: (1) the costs of operation, protection, maintenance, upkeep, repair, and improvement, included as part of rentals received from Government corporations; and (2) appropriations or funds available to other agencies, and transferred to GSA, in connection with property transferred to GSA.

Makes GSA funds available for the hire of passenger motor vehicles.

Makes appropriations available for payment to the GSA for charges for space, services, and public improvements to buildings and facilities.

Permits the transfer between appropriations for operating expenses and appropriations for salaries and expenses of up to one percent of the funds made available in such appropriations if the transfer is for mandatory program requirements and if the transfer is approved in advance by the Appropriations Committees.

Permits funds in the Federal Buildings Fund to be transferred between activities only to the extent necessary for mandatory program requirements.

Declares that the funds made available by this or any other Act for the payment of rent are available for the purpose of leasing space, for periods not to exceed 30 years.

Title V: General Provisions (This Act) - Places limitations on expenditures for travel expenses.

Prohibits the availability of any appropriations to pay the salary of any person filling a position, other than a temporary position, formerly held by an employee who left to enter the armed forces and, after discharge, has made timely application for restoration.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for the purchase or sale of real estate or for establishing new offices inside or outside the District of Columbia, except for programs for which appropriations have been made.

Prohibits appropriations from remaining available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided.

Limits the expenditure of appropriations for consulting services through procurement contracts to those contracts which are a matter of public record.

Prohibits the use of appropriations for the procurement of hand or measuring tools not produced in the United States or its possessions except in the case of insufficient quantity and unsatisfactory quality.

Prohibits the use of any of the funds by the GSA for the procurement by contract of any service which is performed by individuals in their capacities as employees of the GSA.

Prohibits using appropriated funds for administrative expenses in connection with implementing or enforcing any provisions of the rule issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms on labeling and advertising of wine, distilled spirits and malt beverages (rule TD ATF-66).

Prohibits the GSA from disposing of a specified portion of Fort DeRussey, Hawaii. Directs the Secretary of the Army to sell and convey to Hawaii or the city and county of Honolulu, through the GSA, the remaining portion of Fort DeRussey. Authorizes the Secretary to acquire land and construct facilities to replace those on the land to be sold.

Prohibits using funds appropriated for the Department of the Treasury to eliminate any existing requirement for sureties on customs bonds.

Prohibits using appropriated funds for any activity or for paying the salary of any government employee where doing so would result in a decision, determination, rule, regulation, or policy that would prohibit or otherwise prevent the Customs Service from enforcing a specified provision of the 1930 Tariff Act.

Prohibits using appropriated funds to transfer control over the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center located at Glynco, Georgia, out of the Treasury Department.

Prohibits using appropriations for publicity or propaganda purposes within the United States not heretofore authorized by the Congress.

Denies funds to pay the salary of any officer or employee of the U.S. Postal Service who tries to prevent other officers or employees from communicating with Members or committees of the Congress (whistle blowing), or who tries to discipline any officer or employee who does so communicate.

Prohibits the use of funds for the purchase of passenger automobiles with an EPA estimate of less than 22 miles per gallon, except in specified cases.

Prohibits using appropriated funds to pay for an abortion, or for the administrative expenses in connection with any health plan under the Federal employees health benefit program which provides any benefits or coverages for abortions. Makes an exemption to such prohibitions where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to term.

Prohibits the procurement of foreign-made stainless steel flatware except in certain circumstances.

Prohibits the disposal of any portion of land on which the Phoenix Indian School is located at Phoenix, Arizona, without the specific approval of the Congress.

Prohibits the disposal of lands in the vicinity of Bull Shoals Lake, Arkansas, administered by the Corps of Engineers, without the specific approval of the Congress.

Title VI: General Provisions (Departments, Agencies, and Corporations) - Fixes the maximum allowable amounts during the current fiscal year for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle.

Makes certain appropriations available for expenses of travel also available for quarters allowances and cost-of-living allowances.

Prohibits using any appropriation to pay the compensation of any officer or employee of the Government of the United States whose post of duty is in the continental United States unless such person is: (1) a citizen of the United States; (2) eligible for citizenship, has filed a declaration of intention to become a citizen, and is residing in the United States; (3) one who owes allegiance to the United States; (4) an alien from one of a specified number of countries; or (5) a refugee from one of a specified number of countries.

Makes appropriations available for payment to the GSA for charges for space and services and those expenses of renovation and alteration of buildings and facilities which constitute public improvements.

Prohibits using any appropriation to pay any person for filling any position for which he or she has been nominated after the Senate has voted not to approve such nomination.

Permits the use by Federal agencies of foreign credits owed to or owned by the United States for any purpose for which appropriations are made for the current fiscal year.

Prohibits using appropriations for interagency financing of boards, commissions, councils, committees, or similar groups which do not have prior and specific statutory approval to receive financial support from more than one agency or instrumentality.

Makes specified funds available for the employment of guards for all buildings and areas owned or occupied by the United States or the Postal Service.

Prohibits using funds made available by this or any other Act for administrative expenses in connection with the designation for construction, arranging for financing, or execution of contracts or agreements for financing or construction of any additional purchase contract projects pursuant to the Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 during the period beginning October 1, 1976, and ending September 30, 1987.

Prohibits using appropriated funds to implement, administer, or enforce any regulation which has been disapproved by the Congress.

Limits the amount which any agency may pay the Administrator of the General Services Administration per square foot for rental of space and services.

Limits the amount that may be paid to any prevailing rate employee for FY 1987 and 1988.

Limits the amount of expenditures to renovate, remodel, furnish, or redecorate any department head's office to $5,000, unless expressly approved by the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate.

Establishes the criteria for the establishment of day care centers for Federal employees.

Permits the use of funds to provide transportation to the United States for the families of Federal employees serving abroad, when the employee dies or has a life threatening illness.

Requires the 1986 and 1987 Combined Federal Campaign to operate under rules and regulations for the 1984 and 1985 campaigns. Prohibits the Office of Personnel Management from determining an agency's eligibility to participate in the campaign if that agency is a member of a qualified federated group.

Prohibits the issuance of a regulation requiring competitive procurement of electric, gas, or steam utility service by the Federal Government.

Prohibits the use of funds before April 30, 1987, to repeal, amend, or modify any policy, procedure, or practice relating to the small business set-aside regulation known as the "rule of Two", except to implement amendments made by the H.R. 4438 (99th Congress, 2nd Session).

Requires the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division to protect the Treasury Building and grounds.

Declares that no antitrust law shall prohibit the importer, brewer, or trademark licensee of a trademarked malt beverage, when such beverage has substantial competition from other malt beverages in an area, from: (1) entering into an agreement granting a wholesale distributor the exclusive right to sell such beverage within any defined geographic area within a State; or (2) limiting such distributor to the sale of such beverage for ultimate resale to consumers in such area.