DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 40
(House of Representatives - March 08, 2017)

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             DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 174, I 
call up the bill (H.R. 1301) making appropriations for the Department 
of Defense for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other 
purposes, and ask for its immediate consideration.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 174, the bill 
is considered read.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                               H.R. 1301

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
     following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
     Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 
     ending September 30, 2017, for military functions 
     administered by the Department of Defense and for other 
     purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

                        Military Personnel, Army

       For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, 
     interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station 
     travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational 
     movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between 
     permanent duty stations, for members of the Army on active 
     duty (except members of reserve components provided for 
     elsewhere), cadets, and aviation cadets; for members of the 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps; and for payments pursuant 
     to section 156 of Public Law 97-377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
     402 note), and to the Department of Defense Military 
     Retirement Fund, $40,042,962,000.

                        Military Personnel, Navy

       For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, 
     interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station 
     travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational 
     movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between 
     permanent duty stations, for members of the Navy on active 
     duty (except members of the Reserve provided for elsewhere), 
     midshipmen, and aviation cadets; for members of the Reserve 
     Officers' Training Corps; and for payments pursuant to 
     section 156 of Public Law 97-377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 
     note), and to the Department of Defense Military Retirement 
     Fund, $27,889,405,000.

                    Military Personnel, Marine Corps

       For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, 
     interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station 
     travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational 
     movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between 
     permanent duty stations, for members of the Marine Corps on 
     active duty (except members of the Reserve provided for 
     elsewhere); and for payments pursuant to section 156 of 
     Public Law 97-377, as amended (42 U.S.C. 402 note), and to 
     the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, 
     $12,735,182,000.

                     Military Personnel, Air Force

       For pay, allowances, individual clothing, subsistence, 
     interest on deposits, gratuities, permanent change of station 
     travel (including all expenses thereof for organizational 
     movements), and expenses of temporary duty travel between 
     permanent duty stations, for members of the Air Force on 
     active duty (except members of reserve components provided 
     for elsewhere), cadets, and aviation cadets; for members of 
     the Reserve Officers' Training Corps; and for payments 
     pursuant to section 156 of Public Law 97-377, as amended (42 
     U.S.C. 402 note), and to the Department of Defense Military 
     Retirement Fund, $27,958,795,000.

                        Reserve Personnel, Army

       For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, 
     travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Army 
     Reserve on active duty under sections 10211, 10302, and 3038 
     of title 10, United States Code, or while serving on active 
     duty under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, 
     in connection with performing duty specified in section 
     12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing 
     reserve training, or while performing drills or equivalent 
     duty or other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 
     of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the 
     Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, 
     $4,524,863,000.

                        Reserve Personnel, Navy

       For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, 
     travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Navy 
     Reserve on active duty under section 10211 of title 10, 
     United States Code, or while serving on active duty under 
     section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, in 
     connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) 
     of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing reserve 
     training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty, and 
     expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United 
     States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense 
     Military Retirement Fund, $1,921,045,000.

                    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps

       For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, 
     travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Marine 
     Corps Reserve on active duty under section 10211 of title 10, 
     United States Code, or while serving on active duty under 
     section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, in 
     connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) 
     of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing reserve 
     training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty, and 
     for members of the Marine Corps platoon leaders class, and 
     expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 10, United 
     States Code; and for payments to the Department of Defense 
     Military Retirement Fund, $744,795,000.

                      Reserve Personnel, Air Force

       For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, 
     travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Air Force 
     Reserve on active duty under sections 10211, 10305, and 8038 
     of title 10, United States Code, or while serving on active 
     duty under section 12301(d) of title 10, United States Code, 
     in connection with performing duty specified in section 
     12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing 
     reserve training, or while performing drills or equivalent 
     duty or other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 
     of title 10, United States Code; and for payments to the 
     Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund, 
     $1,725,526,000.

                     National Guard Personnel, Army

       For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, 
     travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Army 
     National Guard while on duty under sections 10211, 10302, or 
     12402 of title 10 or section 708 of title 32, United States 
     Code, or while serving on duty under section 12301(d) of 
     title 10 or section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, 
     in connection with performing duty specified in section 
     12310(a) of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing 
     training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty or 
     other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 
     10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of 
     Defense Military Retirement Fund, $7,899,423,000.

                  National Guard Personnel, Air Force

       For pay, allowances, clothing, subsistence, gratuities, 
     travel, and related expenses for personnel of the Air 
     National Guard on duty under sections 10211, 10305, or 12402 
     of title 10 or section 708 of title 32, United States Code, 
     or while serving on duty under section 12301(d) of title 10 
     or section 502(f) of title 32, United States Code, in 
     connection with performing duty specified in section 12310(a) 
     of title 10, United States Code, or while undergoing 
     training, or while performing drills or equivalent duty or 
     other duty, and expenses authorized by section 16131 of title 
     10, United States Code; and for payments to the Department of 
     Defense Military Retirement Fund, $3,283,982,000.

                                TITLE II

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                    Operation and Maintenance, Army

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance of the Army, as authorized by law, 
     $32,738,173,000:  Provided, That not to exceed $12,478,000 
     can be used for emergencies and extraordinary expenses, to be 
     expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of the 
     Army, and payments may be made on his certificate of 
     necessity for confidential military purposes.

                    Operation and Maintenance, Navy

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance of the Navy and the Marine Corps, 
     as authorized by law, $38,552,017,000:  Provided, That not to 
     exceed $15,055,000 can be used for emergencies and 
     extraordinary expenses, to be expended on the approval or 
     authority of the Secretary of the Navy, and payments may be 
     made on his certificate of necessity for confidential 
     military purposes.

                Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance of the Marine Corps, as authorized 
     by law, $5,676,152,000.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance of the Air Force, as authorized by 
     law, $36,247,724,000:  Provided, That not to exceed 
     $7,699,000 can be used for emergencies and extraordinary 
     expenses, to be expended on the approval or authority of the 
     Secretary of the Air Force, and payments may be made on his 
     certificate of necessity for confidential military purposes.

                Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance

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     of activities and agencies of the Department of Defense 
     (other than the military departments), as authorized by law, 
     $32,373,949,000:  Provided, That not more than $15,000,000 
     may be used for the Combatant Commander Initiative Fund 
     authorized under section 166a of title 10, United States 
     Code:  Provided further, That not to exceed $36,000,000 can 
     be used for emergencies and extraordinary expenses, to be 
     expended on the approval or authority of the Secretary of 
     Defense, and payments may be made on his certificate of 
     necessity for confidential military purposes:  Provided 
     further, That of the funds provided under this heading, not 
     less than $34,964,000 shall be made available for the 
     Procurement Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement 
     Program, of which not less than $3,600,000 shall be available 
     for centers defined in 10 U.S.C. 2411(1)(D):  Provided 
     further, That none of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this Act may be used to plan or implement 
     the consolidation of a budget or appropriations liaison 
     office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the office 
     of the Secretary of a military department, or the service 
     headquarters of one of the Armed Forces into a legislative 
     affairs or legislative liaison office:  Provided further, 
     That $5,023,000, to remain available until expended, is 
     available only for expenses relating to certain classified 
     activities, and may be transferred as necessary by the 
     Secretary of Defense to operation and maintenance 
     appropriations or research, development, test and evaluation 
     appropriations, to be merged with and to be available for the 
     same time period as the appropriations to which transferred:  
     Provided further, That any ceiling on the investment item 
     unit cost of items that may be purchased with operation and 
     maintenance funds shall not apply to the funds described in 
     the preceding proviso:  Provided further, That of the funds 
     provided under this heading, $480,000,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2018, shall be available to 
     provide support and assistance to foreign security forces or 
     other groups or individuals to conduct, support or facilitate 
     counterterrorism, crisis response, or other Department of 
     Defense security cooperation programs:  Provided further, 
     That the transfer authority provided under this heading is in 
     addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere 
     in this Act.

                Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance, including training, organization, 
     and administration, of the Army Reserve; repair of facilities 
     and equipment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and 
     transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; procurement of 
     services, supplies, and equipment; and communications, 
     $2,743,688,000.

                Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance, including training, organization, 
     and administration, of the Navy Reserve; repair of facilities 
     and equipment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel and 
     transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; procurement of 
     services, supplies, and equipment; and communications, 
     $929,656,000.

            Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance, including training, organization, 
     and administration, of the Marine Corps Reserve; repair of 
     facilities and equipment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
     travel and transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; 
     procurement of services, supplies, and equipment; and 
     communications, $271,133,000.

              Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     operation and maintenance, including training, organization, 
     and administration, of the Air Force Reserve; repair of 
     facilities and equipment; hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
     travel and transportation; care of the dead; recruiting; 
     procurement of services, supplies, and equipment; and 
     communications, $3,069,229,000.

             Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

       For expenses of training, organizing, and administering the 
     Army National Guard, including medical and hospital treatment 
     and related expenses in non-Federal hospitals; maintenance, 
     operation, and repairs to structures and facilities; hire of 
     passenger motor vehicles; personnel services in the National 
     Guard Bureau; travel expenses (other than mileage), as 
     authorized by law for Army personnel on active duty, for Army 
     National Guard division, regimental, and battalion commanders 
     while inspecting units in compliance with National Guard 
     Bureau regulations when specifically authorized by the Chief, 
     National Guard Bureau; supplying and equipping the Army 
     National Guard as authorized by law; and expenses of repair, 
     modification, maintenance, and issue of supplies and 
     equipment (including aircraft), $6,861,478,000.

             Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

       For expenses of training, organizing, and administering the 
     Air National Guard, including medical and hospital treatment 
     and related expenses in non-Federal hospitals; maintenance, 
     operation, and repairs to structures and facilities; 
     transportation of things, hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
     supplying and equipping the Air National Guard, as authorized 
     by law; expenses for repair, modification, maintenance, and 
     issue of supplies and equipment, including those furnished 
     from stocks under the control of agencies of the Department 
     of Defense; travel expenses (other than mileage) on the same 
     basis as authorized by law for Air National Guard personnel 
     on active Federal duty, for Air National Guard commanders 
     while inspecting units in compliance with National Guard 
     Bureau regulations when specifically authorized by the Chief, 
     National Guard Bureau, $6,615,095,000.

          United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

       For salaries and expenses necessary for the United States 
     Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, $14,194,000, of which 
     not to exceed $5,000 may be used for official representation 
     purposes.

                    Environmental Restoration, Army

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the Department of the Army, $170,167,000, to remain 
     available until transferred:  Provided, That the Secretary of 
     the Army shall, upon determining that such funds are required 
     for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
     hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of 
     the Department of the Army, or for similar purposes, transfer 
     the funds made available by this appropriation to other 
     appropriations made available to the Department of the Army, 
     to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes 
     and for the same time period as the appropriations to which 
     transferred:  Provided further, That upon a determination 
     that all or part of the funds transferred from this 
     appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided 
     herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this 
     appropriation:  Provided further, That the transfer authority 
     provided under this heading is in addition to any other 
     transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act.

                    Environmental Restoration, Navy

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the Department of the Navy, $289,262,000, to remain 
     available until transferred:  Provided, That the Secretary of 
     the Navy shall, upon determining that such funds are required 
     for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
     hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of 
     the Department of the Navy, or for similar purposes, transfer 
     the funds made available by this appropriation to other 
     appropriations made available to the Department of the Navy, 
     to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes 
     and for the same time period as the appropriations to which 
     transferred:  Provided further, That upon a determination 
     that all or part of the funds transferred from this 
     appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided 
     herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this 
     appropriation:  Provided further, That the transfer authority 
     provided under this heading is in addition to any other 
     transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act.

                  Environmental Restoration, Air Force

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the Department of the Air Force, $371,521,000, to 
     remain available until transferred:  Provided, That the 
     Secretary of the Air Force shall, upon determining that such 
     funds are required for environmental restoration, reduction 
     and recycling of hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings 
     and debris of the Department of the Air Force, or for similar 
     purposes, transfer the funds made available by this 
     appropriation to other appropriations made available to the 
     Department of the Air Force, to be merged with and to be 
     available for the same purposes and for the same time period 
     as the appropriations to which transferred:  Provided 
     further, That upon a determination that all or part of the 
     funds transferred from this appropriation are not necessary 
     for the purposes provided herein, such amounts may be 
     transferred back to this appropriation:  Provided further, 
     That the transfer authority provided under this heading is in 
     addition to any other transfer authority provided elsewhere 
     in this Act.

                Environmental Restoration, Defense-Wide

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the Department of Defense, $9,009,000, to remain 
     available until transferred:  Provided, That the Secretary of 
     Defense shall, upon determining that such funds are required 
     for environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
     hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris of 
     the Department of Defense, or for similar purposes, transfer 
     the funds made available by this appropriation to other 
     appropriations made available to the Department of Defense, 
     to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes 
     and for the same time period as the appropriations to which 
     transferred:  Provided further, That upon a determination 
     that all or part of the funds transferred from this 
     appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided 
     herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this 
     appropriation:  Provided further, That the transfer authority 
     provided under this heading is in addition to any other 
     transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act.

         Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the Department of the Army, $222,084,000, to remain 
     available until transferred:  Provided, That the Secretary of 
     the

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     Army shall, upon determining that such funds are required for 
     environmental restoration, reduction and recycling of 
     hazardous waste, removal of unsafe buildings and debris at 
     sites formerly used by the Department of Defense, transfer 
     the funds made available by this appropriation to other 
     appropriations made available to the Department of the Army, 
     to be merged with and to be available for the same purposes 
     and for the same time period as the appropriations to which 
     transferred:  Provided further, That upon a determination 
     that all or part of the funds transferred from this 
     appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided 
     herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this 
     appropriation:  Provided further, That the transfer authority 
     provided under this heading is in addition to any other 
     transfer authority provided elsewhere in this Act.

             Overseas Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid

       For expenses relating to the Overseas Humanitarian, 
     Disaster, and Civic Aid programs of the Department of Defense 
     (consisting of the programs provided under sections 401, 402, 
     404, 407, 2557, and 2561 of title 10, United States Code), 
     $123,125,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018.

                  Cooperative Threat Reduction Account

       For assistance, including assistance provided by contract 
     or by grants, under programs and activities of the Department 
     of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction Program authorized 
     under the Department of Defense Cooperative Threat Reduction 
     Act, $325,604,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2019.

                               TITLE III

                              PROCUREMENT

                       Aircraft Procurement, Army

       For construction, procurement, production, modification, 
     and modernization of aircraft, equipment, including ordnance, 
     ground handling equipment, spare parts, and accessories 
     therefor; specialized equipment and training devices; 
     expansion of public and private plants, including the land 
     necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and 
     other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, 
     $4,587,598,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                       Missile Procurement, Army

       For construction, procurement, production, modification, 
     and modernization of missiles, equipment, including ordnance, 
     ground handling equipment, spare parts, and accessories 
     therefor; specialized equipment and training devices; 
     expansion of public and private plants, including the land 
     necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and 
     other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, 
     $1,533,804,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

        Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

       For construction, procurement, production, and modification 
     of weapons and tracked combat vehicles, equipment, including 
     ordnance, spare parts, and accessories therefor; specialized 
     equipment and training devices; expansion of public and 
     private plants, including the land necessary therefor, for 
     the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, 
     may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to 
     approval of title; and procurement and installation of 
     equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and 
     private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-
     owned equipment layaway; and other expenses necessary for the 
     foregoing purposes, $2,229,455,000, to remain available for 
     obligation until September 30, 2019.

                    Procurement of Ammunition, Army

       For construction, procurement, production, and modification 
     of ammunition, and accessories therefor; specialized 
     equipment and training devices; expansion of public and 
     private plants, including ammunition facilities, authorized 
     by section 2854 of title 10, United States Code, and the land 
     necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and 
     other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, 
     $1,483,566,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                        Other Procurement, Army

       For construction, procurement, production, and modification 
     of vehicles, including tactical, support, and non-tracked 
     combat vehicles; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
     replacement only; communications and electronic equipment; 
     other support equipment; spare parts, ordnance, and 
     accessories therefor; specialized equipment and training 
     devices; expansion of public and private plants, including 
     the land necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and 
     such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and 
     other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, 
     $6,147,328,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                       Aircraft Procurement, Navy

       For construction, procurement, production, modification, 
     and modernization of aircraft, equipment, including ordnance, 
     spare parts, and accessories therefor; specialized equipment; 
     expansion of public and private plants, including the land 
     necessary therefor, and such lands and interests therein, may 
     be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to 
     approval of title; and procurement and installation of 
     equipment, appliances, and machine tools in public and 
     private plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-
     owned equipment layaway, $16,135,335,000, to remain available 
     for obligation until September 30, 2019.

                       Weapons Procurement, Navy

       For construction, procurement, production, modification, 
     and modernization of missiles, torpedoes, other weapons, and 
     related support equipment including spare parts, and 
     accessories therefor; expansion of public and private plants, 
     including the land necessary therefor, and such lands and 
     interests therein, may be acquired, and construction 
     prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; and 
     procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, and 
     machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant and 
     Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway, 
     $3,265,285,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

            Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps

       For construction, procurement, production, and modification 
     of ammunition, and accessories therefor; specialized 
     equipment and training devices; expansion of public and 
     private plants, including ammunition facilities, authorized 
     by section 2854 of title 10, United States Code, and the land 
     necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and 
     other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, 
     $633,678,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                   Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy

       For expenses necessary for the construction, acquisition, 
     or conversion of vessels as authorized by law, including 
     armor and armament thereof, plant equipment, appliances, and 
     machine tools and installation thereof in public and private 
     plants; reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned 
     equipment layaway; procurement of critical, long lead time 
     components and designs for vessels to be constructed or 
     converted in the future; and expansion of public and private 
     plants, including land necessary therefor, and such lands and 
     interests therein, may be acquired, and construction 
     prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title, as follows:
       Ohio Replacement Submarine (AP), $773,138,000;
       Carrier Replacement Program, $1,255,783,000;
       Carrier Replacement Program (AP), $1,370,784,000;
       Virginia Class Submarine, $3,187,985,000;
       Virginia Class Submarine (AP), $1,852,234,000;
       CVN Refueling Overhauls, $1,699,120,000;
       CVN Refueling Overhauls (AP), $233,149,000;
       DDG-1000 Program, $271,756,000;
       DDG-51 Destroyer, $3,614,792,000;
       Littoral Combat Ship, $1,563,692,000;
       LPD-17, $1,786,000,000;
       LHA Replacement, $1,617,719,000;
       TAO Fleet Oiler (AP), $73,079,000;
       Moored Training Ship, $624,527,000;
       Ship to Shore Connector, $128,067,000;
       Service Craft, $65,192,000;
       LCAC Service Life Extension Program, $82,074,000;
       YP Craft Maintenance/ROH/SLEP, $21,363,000;
       For outfitting, post delivery, conversions, and first 
     destination transportation, $626,158,000;
       Completion of Prior Year Shipbuilding Programs, 
     $160,274,000; and
       Polar Icebreakers (AP), $150,000,000.
       In all: $21,156,886,000, to remain available for obligation 
     until September 30, 2021:  Provided, That additional 
     obligations may be incurred after September 30, 2021, for 
     engineering services, tests, evaluations, and other such 
     budgeted work that must be performed in the final stage of 
     ship construction:  Provided further, That none of the funds 
     provided under this heading for the construction or 
     conversion of any naval vessel to be constructed in shipyards 
     in the United States shall be expended in foreign facilities 
     for the construction of major components of such vessel:  
     Provided further, That none of the funds provided under this 
     heading shall be used for the construction of any naval 
     vessel in foreign shipyards:  Provided further, That funds 
     appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act for 
     production of the common missile compartment of nuclear-
     powered vessels may be available for multiyear

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     procurement of critical components to support continuous 
     production of such compartments only in accordance with the 
     provisions of subsection (i) of section 2218a of title 10, 
     United States Code (as added by section 1023 of the National 
     Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 
     114-328)).

                        Other Procurement, Navy

       For procurement, production, and modernization of support 
     equipment and materials not otherwise provided for, Navy 
     ordnance (except ordnance for new aircraft, new ships, and 
     ships authorized for conversion); the purchase of passenger 
     motor vehicles for replacement only; expansion of public and 
     private plants, including the land necessary therefor, and 
     such lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway, 
     $6,308,919,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                       Procurement, Marine Corps

       For expenses necessary for the procurement, manufacture, 
     and modification of missiles, armament, military equipment, 
     spare parts, and accessories therefor; plant equipment, 
     appliances, and machine tools, and installation thereof in 
     public and private plants; reserve plant and Government and 
     contractor-owned equipment layaway; vehicles for the Marine 
     Corps, including the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
     replacement only; and expansion of public and private plants, 
     including land necessary therefor, and such lands and 
     interests therein, may be acquired, and construction 
     prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title, 
     $1,307,456,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

       For construction, procurement, and modification of aircraft 
     and equipment, including armor and armament, specialized 
     ground handling equipment, and training devices, spare parts, 
     and accessories therefor; specialized equipment; expansion of 
     public and private plants, Government-owned equipment and 
     installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, 
     and acquisition of land, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment 
     layaway; and other expenses necessary for the foregoing 
     purposes including rents and transportation of things, 
     $14,253,623,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                     Missile Procurement, Air Force

       For construction, procurement, and modification of 
     missiles, rockets, and related equipment, including spare 
     parts and accessories therefor; ground handling equipment, 
     and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, 
     Government-owned equipment and installation thereof in such 
     plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of land, for 
     the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, 
     may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to 
     approval of title; reserve plant and Government and 
     contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses 
     necessary for the foregoing purposes including rents and 
     transportation of things, $2,348,121,000, to remain available 
     for obligation until September 30, 2019.

                      Space Procurement, Air Force

       For construction, procurement, and modification of 
     spacecraft, rockets, and related equipment, including spare 
     parts and accessories therefor; ground handling equipment, 
     and training devices; expansion of public and private plants, 
     Government-owned equipment and installation thereof in such 
     plants, erection of structures, and acquisition of land, for 
     the foregoing purposes, and such lands and interests therein, 
     may be acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to 
     approval of title; reserve plant and Government and 
     contractor-owned equipment layaway; and other expenses 
     necessary for the foregoing purposes including rents and 
     transportation of things, $2,733,243,000, to remain available 
     for obligation until September 30, 2019.

                  Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

       For construction, procurement, production, and modification 
     of ammunition, and accessories therefor; specialized 
     equipment and training devices; expansion of public and 
     private plants, including ammunition facilities, authorized 
     by section 2854 of title 10, United States Code, and the land 
     necessary therefor, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon prior to approval of title; 
     and procurement and installation of equipment, appliances, 
     and machine tools in public and private plants; reserve plant 
     and Government and contractor-owned equipment layaway; and 
     other expenses necessary for the foregoing purposes, 
     $1,589,219,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.

                      Other Procurement, Air Force

       For procurement and modification of equipment (including 
     ground guidance and electronic control equipment, and ground 
     electronic and communication equipment), and supplies, 
     materials, and spare parts therefor, not otherwise provided 
     for; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement 
     only; lease of passenger motor vehicles; and expansion of 
     public and private plants, Government-owned equipment and 
     installation thereof in such plants, erection of structures, 
     and acquisition of land, for the foregoing purposes, and such 
     lands and interests therein, may be acquired, and 
     construction prosecuted thereon, prior to approval of title; 
     reserve plant and Government and contractor-owned equipment 
     layaway, $17,768,224,000, to remain available for obligation 
     until September 30, 2019.

                       Procurement, Defense-Wide

       For expenses of activities and agencies of the Department 
     of Defense (other than the military departments) necessary 
     for procurement, production, and modification of equipment, 
     supplies, materials, and spare parts therefor, not otherwise 
     provided for; the purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
     replacement only; expansion of public and private plants, 
     equipment, and installation thereof in such plants, erection 
     of structures, and acquisition of land for the foregoing 
     purposes, and such lands and interests therein, may be 
     acquired, and construction prosecuted thereon prior to 
     approval of title; reserve plant and Government and 
     contractor-owned equipment layaway, $4,881,022,000, to remain 
     available for obligation until September 30, 2019.

                    Defense Production Act Purchases

       For activities by the Department of Defense pursuant to 
     sections 108, 301, 302, and 303 of the Defense Production Act 
     of 1950 (50 U.S.C. 4518, 4531, 4532, and 4533), $64,065,000, 
     to remain available until expended.

                                TITLE IV

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army

       For expenses necessary for basic and applied scientific 
     research, development, test and evaluation, including 
     maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of 
     facilities and equipment, $8,332,965,000, to remain available 
     for obligation until September 30, 2018.

            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy

       For expenses necessary for basic and applied scientific 
     research, development, test and evaluation, including 
     maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of 
     facilities and equipment, $17,214,530,000, to remain 
     available for obligation until September 30, 2018:  Provided, 
     That funds appropriated in this paragraph which are available 
     for the V-22 may be used to meet unique operational 
     requirements of the Special Operations Forces.

         Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

       For expenses necessary for basic and applied scientific 
     research, development, test and evaluation, including 
     maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and operation of 
     facilities and equipment, $27,788,548,000, to remain 
     available for obligation until September 30, 2018.

        Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For expenses of activities and agencies of the Department 
     of Defense (other than the military departments), necessary 
     for basic and applied scientific research, development, test 
     and evaluation; advanced research projects as may be 
     designated and determined by the Secretary of Defense, 
     pursuant to law; maintenance, rehabilitation, lease, and 
     operation of facilities and equipment, $18,778,550,000, to 
     remain available for obligation until September 30, 2018:  
     Provided, That, of the funds made available in this 
     paragraph, $250,000,000 for the Defense Rapid Innovation 
     Program shall only be available for expenses, not otherwise 
     provided for, to include program management and oversight, to 
     conduct research, development, test and evaluation to include 
     proof of concept demonstration; engineering, testing, and 
     validation; and transition to full-scale production:  
     Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense may transfer 
     funds provided herein for the Defense Rapid Innovation 
     Program to appropriations for research, development, test and 
     evaluation to accomplish the purpose provided herein:  
     Provided further, That this transfer authority is in addition 
     to any other transfer authority available to the Department 
     of Defense:  Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense 
     shall, not fewer than 30 days prior to making transfers from 
     this appropriation, notify the congressional defense 
     committees in writing of the details of any such transfer.

                Operational Test and Evaluation, Defense

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     independent activities of the Director, Operational Test and 
     Evaluation, in the direction and supervision of operational 
     test and evaluation, including initial operational test and 
     evaluation which is conducted prior to, and in support of, 
     production decisions; joint operational testing and 
     evaluation; and administrative expenses in connection 
     therewith, $186,994,000, to remain available for obligation 
     until September 30, 2018.

                                TITLE V

                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

                     Defense Working Capital Funds

       For the Defense Working Capital Funds, $1,511,613,000.

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                                TITLE VI

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         Defense Health Program

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, for medical and 
     health care programs of the Department of Defense as 
     authorized by law, $33,781,270,000; of which $31,277,002,000 
     shall be for operation and maintenance, of which not to 
     exceed one percent shall remain available for obligation 
     until September 30, 2018, and of which up to $15,315,832,000 
     may be available for contracts entered into under the TRICARE 
     program; of which $402,161,000, to remain available for 
     obligation until September 30, 2019, shall be for 
     procurement; and of which $2,102,107,000, to remain available 
     for obligation until September 30, 2018, shall be for 
     research, development, test and evaluation:  Provided, That, 
     notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the amount 
     made available under this heading for research, development, 
     test and evaluation, not less than $8,000,000 shall be 
     available for HIV prevention educational activities 
     undertaken in connection with United States military 
     training, exercises, and humanitarian assistance activities 
     conducted primarily in African nations:  Provided further, 
     That of the funds provided under this heading for research, 
     development, test and evaluation, not less than 
     $1,014,600,000 shall be made available to the United States 
     Army Medical Research and Materiel Command to carry out the 
     congressionally directed medical research programs.

           Chemical Agents and Munitions Destruction, Defense

       For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
     destruction of the United States stockpile of lethal chemical 
     agents and munitions in accordance with the provisions of 
     section 1412 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 
     1986 (50 U.S.C. 1521), and for the destruction of other 
     chemical warfare materials that are not in the chemical 
     weapon stockpile, $523,726,000, of which $119,985,000 shall 
     be for operation and maintenance, of which no less than 
     $49,533,000 shall be for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency 
     Preparedness Program, consisting of $20,368,000 for 
     activities on military installations and $29,165,000, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2018, to assist State 
     and local governments, and of which not more than 
     $13,700,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018, 
     shall be for the destruction of eight United States-origin 
     chemical munitions in the Republic of Panama, to the extent 
     authorized by law; $15,132,000 shall be for procurement, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2019, of which 
     $15,132,000 shall be for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency 
     Preparedness Program to assist State and local governments; 
     and $388,609,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2018, shall be for research, development, test and 
     evaluation, of which $380,892,000 shall only be for the 
     Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program.

         Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For drug interdiction and counter-drug activities of the 
     Department of Defense, for transfer to appropriations 
     available to the Department of Defense for military personnel 
     of the reserve components serving under the provisions of 
     title 10 and title 32, United States Code; for operation and 
     maintenance; for procurement; and for research, development, 
     test and evaluation, $998,800,000, of which $626,087,000 
     shall be for counter-narcotics support; $118,713,000 shall be 
     for the drug demand reduction program; $234,000,000 shall be 
     for the National Guard counter-drug program; and $20,000,000 
     shall be for the National Guard counter-drug schools program: 
      Provided, That the funds appropriated under this heading 
     shall be available for obligation for the same time period 
     and for the same purpose as the appropriation to which 
     transferred:  Provided further, That upon a determination 
     that all or part of the funds transferred from this 
     appropriation are not necessary for the purposes provided 
     herein, such amounts may be transferred back to this 
     appropriation:  Provided further, That the transfer authority 
     provided under this heading is in addition to any other 
     transfer authority contained elsewhere in this Act.

                    Office of the Inspector General

       For expenses and activities of the Office of the Inspector 
     General in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector 
     General Act of 1978, as amended, $312,035,000, of which 
     $308,882,000 shall be for operation and maintenance, of which 
     not to exceed $700,000 is available for emergencies and 
     extraordinary expenses to be expended on the approval or 
     authority of the Inspector General, and payments may be made 
     on the Inspector General's certificate of necessity for 
     confidential military purposes; and of which $3,153,000, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for 
     research, development, test and evaluation.

                               TITLE VII

                            RELATED AGENCIES

   Central Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System Fund

       For payment to the Central Intelligence Agency Retirement 
     and Disability System Fund, to maintain the proper funding 
     level for continuing the operation of the Central 
     Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability System, 
     $514,000,000.

               Intelligence Community Management Account

       For necessary expenses of the Intelligence Community 
     Management Account, $515,596,000.

                               TITLE VIII

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

       Sec. 8001.  No part of any appropriation contained in this 
     Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes not 
     authorized by the Congress.
       Sec. 8002.  During the current fiscal year, provisions of 
     law prohibiting the payment of compensation to, or employment 
     of, any person not a citizen of the United States shall not 
     apply to personnel of the Department of Defense:  Provided, 
     That salary increases granted to direct and indirect hire 
     foreign national employees of the Department of Defense 
     funded by this Act shall not be at a rate in excess of the 
     percentage increase authorized by law for civilian employees 
     of the Department of Defense whose pay is computed under the 
     provisions of section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, or 
     at a rate in excess of the percentage increase provided by 
     the appropriate host nation to its own employees, whichever 
     is higher:  Provided further, That this section shall not 
     apply to Department of Defense foreign service national 
     employees serving at United States diplomatic missions whose 
     pay is set by the Department of State under the Foreign 
     Service Act of 1980:  Provided further, That the limitations 
     of this provision shall not apply to foreign national 
     employees of the Department of Defense in the Republic of 
     Turkey.
       Sec. 8003.  No part of any appropriation contained in this 
     Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
     fiscal year, unless expressly so provided herein.
       Sec. 8004.  No more than 20 percent of the appropriations 
     in this Act which are limited for obligation during the 
     current fiscal year shall be obligated during the last 2 
     months of the fiscal year:  Provided, That this section shall 
     not apply to obligations for support of active duty training 
     of reserve components or summer camp training of the Reserve 
     Officers' Training Corps.

                          (transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8005.  Upon determination by the Secretary of Defense 
     that such action is necessary in the national interest, he 
     may, with the approval of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, transfer not to exceed $4,500,000,000 of working 
     capital funds of the Department of Defense or funds made 
     available in this Act to the Department of Defense for 
     military functions (except military construction) between 
     such appropriations or funds or any subdivision thereof, to 
     be merged with and to be available for the same purposes, and 
     for the same time period, as the appropriation or fund to 
     which transferred:  Provided, That such authority to transfer 
     may not be used unless for higher priority items, based on 
     unforeseen military requirements, than those for which 
     originally appropriated and in no case where the item for 
     which funds are requested has been denied by the Congress:  
     Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense shall notify 
     the Congress promptly of all transfers made pursuant to this 
     authority or any other authority in this Act:  Provided 
     further, That no part of the funds in this Act shall be 
     available to prepare or present a request to the Committees 
     on Appropriations for reprogramming of funds, unless for 
     higher priority items, based on unforeseen military 
     requirements, than those for which originally appropriated 
     and in no case where the item for which reprogramming is 
     requested has been denied by the Congress:  Provided further, 
     That a request for multiple reprogrammings of funds using 
     authority provided in this section shall be made prior to 
     June 30, 2017:  Provided further, That transfers among 
     military personnel appropriations shall not be taken into 
     account for purposes of the limitation on the amount of funds 
     that may be transferred under this section.
       Sec. 8006. (a) With regard to the list of specific 
     programs, projects, and activities (and the dollar amounts 
     and adjustments to budget activities corresponding to such 
     programs, projects, and activities) contained in the tables 
     titled Explanation of Project Level Adjustments in the 
     explanatory statement regarding this Act, the obligation and 
     expenditure of amounts appropriated or otherwise made 
     available in this Act for those programs, projects, and 
     activities for which the amounts appropriated exceed the 
     amounts requested are hereby required by law to be carried 
     out in the manner provided by such tables to the same extent 
     as if the tables were included in the text of this Act.
       (b) Amounts specified in the referenced tables described in 
     subsection (a) shall not be treated as subdivisions of 
     appropriations for purposes of section 8005 of this Act:  
     Provided, That section 8005 shall apply when transfers of the 
     amounts described in subsection (a) occur between 
     appropriation accounts.
       Sec. 8007. (a) Not later than 60 days after enactment of 
     this Act, the Department of Defense shall submit a report to 
     the congressional defense committees to establish the 
     baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer 
     authorities for fiscal year 2017:  Provided, That the report 
     shall include--
       (1) a table for each appropriation with a separate column 
     to display the President's budget request, adjustments made 
     by Congress, adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if 
     appropriate, and the fiscal year enacted level;

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       (2) a delineation in the table for each appropriation both 
     by budget activity and program, project, and activity as 
     detailed in the Budget Appendix; and
       (3) an identification of items of special congressional 
     interest.
       (b) Notwithstanding section 8005 of this Act, none of the 
     funds provided in this Act shall be available for 
     reprogramming or transfer until the report identified in 
     subsection (a) is submitted to the congressional defense 
     committees, unless the Secretary of Defense certifies in 
     writing to the congressional defense committees that such 
     reprogramming or transfer is necessary as an emergency 
     requirement:  Provided, That this subsection shall not apply 
     to transfers from the following appropriations accounts:
       (1) ``Environmental Restoration, Army'';
       (2) ``Environmental Restoration, Navy'';
       (3) ``Environmental Restoration, Air Force'';
       (4) ``Environmental Restoration, Defense-wide'';
       (5) ``Environmental Restoration, Formerly Used Defense 
     Sites''; and
       (6) ``Drug Interdiction and Counter-drug Activities, 
     Defense''.

                          (transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8008.  During the current fiscal year, cash balances 
     in working capital funds of the Department of Defense 
     established pursuant to section 2208 of title 10, United 
     States Code, may be maintained in only such amounts as are 
     necessary at any time for cash disbursements to be made from 
     such funds:  Provided, That transfers may be made between 
     such funds:  Provided further, That transfers may be made 
     between working capital funds and the ``Foreign Currency 
     Fluctuations, Defense'' appropriation and the ``Operation and 
     Maintenance'' appropriation accounts in such amounts as may 
     be determined by the Secretary of Defense, with the approval 
     of the Office of Management and Budget, except that such 
     transfers may not be made unless the Secretary of Defense has 
     notified the Congress of the proposed transfer:  Provided 
     further, That except in amounts equal to the amounts 
     appropriated to working capital funds in this Act, no 
     obligations may be made against a working capital fund to 
     procure or increase the value of war reserve material 
     inventory, unless the Secretary of Defense has notified the 
     Congress prior to any such obligation.
       Sec. 8009.  Funds appropriated by this Act may not be used 
     to initiate a special access program without prior 
     notification 30 calendar days in advance to the congressional 
     defense committees.
       Sec. 8010.  None of the funds provided in this Act shall be 
     available to initiate: (1) a multiyear contract that employs 
     economic order quantity procurement in excess of $20,000,000 
     in any one year of the contract or that includes an unfunded 
     contingent liability in excess of $20,000,000; or (2) a 
     contract for advance procurement leading to a multiyear 
     contract that employs economic order quantity procurement in 
     excess of $20,000,000 in any one year, unless the 
     congressional defense committees have been notified at least 
     30 days in advance of the proposed contract award:  Provided, 
     That no part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall 
     be available to initiate a multiyear contract for which the 
     economic order quantity advance procurement is not funded at 
     least to the limits of the Government's liability:  Provided 
     further, That no part of any appropriation contained in this 
     Act shall be available to initiate multiyear procurement 
     contracts for any systems or component thereof if the value 
     of the multiyear contract would exceed $500,000,000 unless 
     specifically provided in this Act:  Provided further, That no 
     multiyear procurement contract can be terminated without 30-
     day prior notification to the congressional defense 
     committees:  Provided further, That the execution of 
     multiyear authority shall require the use of a present value 
     analysis to determine lowest cost compared to an annual 
     procurement:  Provided further, That none of the funds 
     provided in this Act may be used for a multiyear contract 
     executed after the date of the enactment of this Act unless 
     in the case of any such contract--
       (1) the Secretary of Defense has submitted to Congress a 
     budget request for full funding of units to be procured 
     through the contract and, in the case of a contract for 
     procurement of aircraft, that includes, for any aircraft unit 
     to be procured through the contract for which procurement 
     funds are requested in that budget request for production 
     beyond advance procurement activities in the fiscal year 
     covered by the budget, full funding of procurement of such 
     unit in that fiscal year;
       (2) cancellation provisions in the contract do not include 
     consideration of recurring manufacturing costs of the 
     contractor associated with the production of unfunded units 
     to be delivered under the contract;
       (3) the contract provides that payments to the contractor 
     under the contract shall not be made in advance of incurred 
     costs on funded units; and
       (4) the contract does not provide for a price adjustment 
     based on a failure to award a follow-on contract.
       Funds appropriated in title III of this Act may be used for 
     a multiyear procurement contract as follows: AH-64E Apache 
     Helicopter and UH-60M Blackhawk Helicopter.
       Sec. 8011.  Within the funds appropriated for the operation 
     and maintenance of the Armed Forces, funds are hereby 
     appropriated pursuant to section 401 of title 10, United 
     States Code, for humanitarian and civic assistance costs 
     under chapter 20 of title 10, United States Code. Such funds 
     may also be obligated for humanitarian and civic assistance 
     costs incidental to authorized operations and pursuant to 
     authority granted in section 401 of chapter 20 of title 10, 
     United States Code, and these obligations shall be reported 
     as required by section 401(d) of title 10, United States 
     Code:  Provided, That funds available for operation and 
     maintenance shall be available for providing humanitarian and 
     similar assistance by using Civic Action Teams in the Trust 
     Territories of the Pacific Islands and freely associated 
     states of Micronesia, pursuant to the Compact of Free 
     Association as authorized by Public Law 99-239:  Provided 
     further, That upon a determination by the Secretary of the 
     Army that such action is beneficial for graduate medical 
     education programs conducted at Army medical facilities 
     located in Hawaii, the Secretary of the Army may authorize 
     the provision of medical services at such facilities and 
     transportation to such facilities, on a nonreimbursable 
     basis, for civilian patients from American Samoa, the 
     Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Marshall 
     Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, and Guam.
       Sec. 8012. (a) During fiscal year 2017, the civilian 
     personnel of the Department of Defense may not be managed on 
     the basis of any end-strength, and the management of such 
     personnel during that fiscal year shall not be subject to any 
     constraint or limitation (known as an end-strength) on the 
     number of such personnel who may be employed on the last day 
     of such fiscal year.
       (b) The fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department 
     of Defense as well as all justification material and other 
     documentation supporting the fiscal year 2018 Department of 
     Defense budget request shall be prepared and submitted to the 
     Congress as if subsections (a) and (b) of this provision were 
     effective with regard to fiscal year 2018.
       (c) As required by section 1107 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (Public Law 113-66; 10 
     U.S.C. 2358 note) civilian personnel at the Department of 
     Army Science and Technology Reinvention Laboratories may not 
     be managed on the basis of the Table of Distribution and 
     Allowances, and the management of the workforce strength 
     shall be done in a manner consistent with the budget 
     available with respect to such Laboratories.
       (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to 
     military (civilian) technicians.
       Sec. 8013.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
     shall be used for the support of any nonappropriated funds 
     activity of the Department of Defense that procures malt 
     beverages and wine with nonappropriated funds for resale 
     (including such alcoholic beverages sold by the drink) on a 
     military installation located in the United States unless 
     such malt beverages and wine are procured within that State, 
     or in the case of the District of Columbia, within the 
     District of Columbia, in which the military installation is 
     located:  Provided, That, in a case in which the military 
     installation is located in more than one State, purchases may 
     be made in any State in which the installation is located:  
     Provided further, That such local procurement requirements 
     for malt beverages and wine shall apply to all alcoholic 
     beverages only for military installations in States which are 
     not contiguous with another State:  Provided further, That 
     alcoholic beverages other than wine and malt beverages, in 
     contiguous States and the District of Columbia shall be 
     procured from the most competitive source, price and other 
     factors considered.
       Sec. 8014.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used in any way, directly or indirectly, to 
     influence congressional action on any legislation or 
     appropriation matters pending before the Congress.
       Sec. 8015.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
     shall be available for the basic pay and allowances of any 
     member of the Army participating as a full-time student and 
     receiving benefits paid by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs 
     from the Department of Defense Education Benefits Fund when 
     time spent as a full-time student is credited toward 
     completion of a service commitment:  Provided, That this 
     section shall not apply to those members who have reenlisted 
     with this option prior to October 1, 1987:  Provided further, 
     That this section applies only to active components of the 
     Army.

                          (transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8016.  Funds appropriated in title III of this Act for 
     the Department of Defense Pilot Mentor-Protege Program may be 
     transferred to any other appropriation contained in this Act 
     solely for the purpose of implementing a Mentor-Protege 
     Program developmental assistance agreement pursuant to 
     section 831 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 1991 (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2302 note), 
     as amended, under the authority of this provision or any 
     other transfer authority contained in this Act.
       Sec. 8017.  None of the funds in this Act may be available 
     for the purchase by the Department of Defense (and its 
     departments and agencies) of welded shipboard anchor and 
     mooring chain 4 inches in diameter and under unless the 
     anchor and mooring chain are manufactured in the United 
     States from components which are substantially manufactured 
     in the United States:  Provided, That for the purpose of this 
     section, the term ``manufactured'' shall include cutting, 
     heat

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     treating, quality control, testing of chain and welding 
     (including the forging and shot blasting process):  Provided 
     further, That for the purpose of this section substantially 
     all of the components of anchor and mooring chain shall be 
     considered to be produced or manufactured in the United 
     States if the aggregate cost of the components produced or 
     manufactured in the United States exceeds the aggregate cost 
     of the components produced or manufactured outside the United 
     States:  Provided further, That when adequate domestic 
     supplies are not available to meet Department of Defense 
     requirements on a timely basis, the Secretary of the service 
     responsible for the procurement may waive this restriction on 
     a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the 
     Committees on Appropriations that such an acquisition must be 
     made in order to acquire capability for national security 
     purposes.
       Sec. 8018.  Of the amounts appropriated for ``Working 
     Capital Fund, Army'', $140,000,000 shall be available to 
     maintain competitive rates at the arsenals.
       Sec. 8019.  None of the funds available to the Department 
     of Defense may be used to demilitarize or dispose of M-1 
     Carbines, M-1 Garand rifles, M-14 rifles, .22 caliber rifles, 
     .30 caliber rifles, or M-1911 pistols, or to demilitarize or 
     destroy small arms ammunition or ammunition components that 
     are not otherwise prohibited from commercial sale under 
     Federal law, unless the small arms ammunition or ammunition 
     components are certified by the Secretary of the Army or 
     designee as unserviceable or unsafe for further use.
       Sec. 8020.  No more than $500,000 of the funds appropriated 
     or made available in this Act shall be used during a single 
     fiscal year for any single relocation of an organization, 
     unit, activity or function of the Department of Defense into 
     or within the National Capital Region:  Provided, That the 
     Secretary of Defense may waive this restriction on a case-by-
     case basis by certifying in writing to the congressional 
     defense committees that such a relocation is required in the 
     best interest of the Government.
       Sec. 8021.  Of the funds made available in this Act, 
     $15,000,000 shall be available for incentive payments 
     authorized by section 504 of the Indian Financing Act of 1974 
     (25 U.S.C. 1544):  Provided, That a prime contractor or a 
     subcontractor at any tier that makes a subcontract award to 
     any subcontractor or supplier as defined in section 1544 of 
     title 25, United States Code, or a small business owned and 
     controlled by an individual or individuals defined under 
     section 4221(9) of title 25, United States Code, shall be 
     considered a contractor for the purposes of being allowed 
     additional compensation under section 504 of the Indian 
     Financing Act of 1974 (25 U.S.C. 1544) whenever the prime 
     contract or subcontract amount is over $500,000 and involves 
     the expenditure of funds appropriated by an Act making 
     appropriations for the Department of Defense with respect to 
     any fiscal year:  Provided further, That notwithstanding 
     section 1906 of title 41, United States Code, this section 
     shall be applicable to any Department of Defense acquisition 
     of supplies or services, including any contract and any 
     subcontract at any tier for acquisition of commercial items 
     produced or manufactured, in whole or in part, by any 
     subcontractor or supplier defined in section 1544 of title 
     25, United States Code, or a small business owned and 
     controlled by an individual or individuals defined under 
     section 4221(9) of title 25, United States Code.
       Sec. 8022.  Funds appropriated by this Act for the Defense 
     Media Activity shall not be used for any national or 
     international political or psychological activities.
       Sec. 8023.  During the current fiscal year, the Department 
     of Defense is authorized to incur obligations of not to 
     exceed $350,000,000 for purposes specified in section 
     2350j(c) of title 10, United States Code, in anticipation of 
     receipt of contributions, only from the Government of Kuwait, 
     under that section:  Provided, That, upon receipt, such 
     contributions from the Government of Kuwait shall be credited 
     to the appropriations or fund which incurred such 
     obligations.
       Sec. 8024. (a) Of the funds made available in this Act, not 
     less than $40,021,000 shall be available for the Civil Air 
     Patrol Corporation, of which--
       (1) $28,000,000 shall be available from ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Air Force'' to support Civil Air Patrol 
     Corporation operation and maintenance, readiness, counter-
     drug activities, and drug demand reduction activities 
     involving youth programs;
       (2) $10,337,000 shall be available from ``Aircraft 
     Procurement, Air Force''; and
       (3) $1,684,000 shall be available from ``Other Procurement, 
     Air Force'' for vehicle procurement.
       (b) The Secretary of the Air Force should waive 
     reimbursement for any funds used by the Civil Air Patrol for 
     counter-drug activities in support of Federal, State, and 
     local government agencies.
       Sec. 8025. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act 
     are available to establish a new Department of Defense 
     (department) federally funded research and development center 
     (FFRDC), either as a new entity, or as a separate entity 
     administrated by an organization managing another FFRDC, or 
     as a nonprofit membership corporation consisting of a 
     consortium of other FFRDCs and other nonprofit entities.
       (b) No member of a Board of Directors, Trustees, Overseers, 
     Advisory Group, Special Issues Panel, Visiting Committee, or 
     any similar entity of a defense FFRDC, and no paid consultant 
     to any defense FFRDC, except when acting in a technical 
     advisory capacity, may be compensated for his or her services 
     as a member of such entity, or as a paid consultant by more 
     than one FFRDC in a fiscal year:  Provided, That a member of 
     any such entity referred to previously in this subsection 
     shall be allowed travel expenses and per diem as authorized 
     under the Federal Joint Travel Regulations, when engaged in 
     the performance of membership duties.
       (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the 
     funds available to the department from any source during the 
     current fiscal year may be used by a defense FFRDC, through a 
     fee or other payment mechanism, for construction of new 
     buildings not located on a military installation, for payment 
     of cost sharing for projects funded by Government grants, for 
     absorption of contract overruns, or for certain charitable 
     contributions, not to include employee participation in 
     community service and/or development.
       (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the 
     funds available to the department during fiscal year 2017, 
     not more than 5,750 staff years of technical effort (staff 
     years) may be funded for defense FFRDCs:  Provided, That, of 
     the specific amount referred to previously in this 
     subsection, not more than 1,125 staff years may be funded for 
     the defense studies and analysis FFRDCs:  Provided further, 
     That this subsection shall not apply to staff years funded in 
     the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military 
     Intelligence Program (MIP).
       (e) The Secretary of Defense shall, with the submission of 
     the department's fiscal year 2018 budget request, submit a 
     report presenting the specific amounts of staff years of 
     technical effort to be allocated for each defense FFRDC 
     during that fiscal year and the associated budget estimates.
       (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the 
     total amount appropriated in this Act for FFRDCs is hereby 
     reduced by $60,000,000.
       Sec. 8026.  None of the funds appropriated or made 
     available in this Act shall be used to procure carbon, alloy, 
     or armor steel plate for use in any Government-owned facility 
     or property under the control of the Department of Defense 
     which were not melted and rolled in the United States or 
     Canada:  Provided, That these procurement restrictions shall 
     apply to any and all Federal Supply Class 9515, American 
     Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) or American Iron and 
     Steel Institute (AISI) specifications of carbon, alloy or 
     armor steel plate:  Provided further, That the Secretary of 
     the military department responsible for the procurement may 
     waive this restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying 
     in writing to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
     of Representatives and the Senate that adequate domestic 
     supplies are not available to meet Department of Defense 
     requirements on a timely basis and that such an acquisition 
     must be made in order to acquire capability for national 
     security purposes:  Provided further, That these restrictions 
     shall not apply to contracts which are in being as of the 
     date of the enactment of this Act.
       Sec. 8027.  For the purposes of this Act, the term 
     ``congressional defense committees'' means the Armed Services 
     Committee of the House of Representatives, the Armed Services 
     Committee of the Senate, the Subcommittee on Defense of the 
     Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, and the 
     Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives.
       Sec. 8028.  During the current fiscal year, the Department 
     of Defense may acquire the modification, depot maintenance 
     and repair of aircraft, vehicles and vessels as well as the 
     production of components and other Defense-related articles, 
     through competition between Department of Defense depot 
     maintenance activities and private firms:  Provided, That the 
     Senior Acquisition Executive of the military department or 
     Defense Agency concerned, with power of delegation, shall 
     certify that successful bids include comparable estimates of 
     all direct and indirect costs for both public and private 
     bids:  Provided further, That Office of Management and Budget 
     Circular A-76 shall not apply to competitions conducted under 
     this section.
       Sec. 8029. (a)(1) If the Secretary of Defense, after 
     consultation with the United States Trade Representative, 
     determines that a foreign country which is party to an 
     agreement described in paragraph (2) has violated the terms 
     of the agreement by discriminating against certain types of 
     products produced in the United States that are covered by 
     the agreement, the Secretary of Defense shall rescind the 
     Secretary's blanket waiver of the Buy American Act with 
     respect to such types of products produced in that foreign 
     country.
       (2) An agreement referred to in paragraph (1) is any 
     reciprocal defense procurement memorandum of understanding, 
     between the United States and a foreign country pursuant to 
     which the Secretary of Defense has prospectively waived the 
     Buy American Act for certain products in that country.
       (b) The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Congress a 
     report on the amount of Department of Defense purchases from 
     foreign entities in fiscal year 2017. Such report shall 
     separately indicate the dollar value of items for which the 
     Buy American Act was waived pursuant to any agreement 
     described in subsection (a)(2), the Trade Agreement Act of 
     1979 (19 U.S.C. 2501 et seq.), or any international agreement 
     to which the United States is a party.
       (c) For purposes of this section, the term ``Buy American 
     Act'' means chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code.

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       Sec. 8030.  During the current fiscal year, amounts 
     contained in the Department of Defense Overseas Military 
     Facility Investment Recovery Account established by section 
     2921(c)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act of 1991 
     (Public Law 101-510; 10 U.S.C. 2687 note) shall be available 
     until expended for the payments specified by section 
     2921(c)(2) of that Act.
       Sec. 8031. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     the Secretary of the Air Force may convey at no cost to the 
     Air Force, without consideration, to Indian tribes located in 
     the States of Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, 
     Montana, Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington relocatable 
     military housing units located at Grand Forks Air Force Base, 
     Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mountain Home Air Force Base, 
     Ellsworth Air Force Base, and Minot Air Force Base that are 
     excess to the needs of the Air Force.
       (b) The Secretary of the Air Force shall convey, at no cost 
     to the Air Force, military housing units under subsection (a) 
     in accordance with the request for such units that are 
     submitted to the Secretary by the Operation Walking Shield 
     Program on behalf of Indian tribes located in the States of 
     Nevada, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Oregon, 
     Minnesota, and Washington. Any such conveyance shall be 
     subject to the condition that the housing units shall be 
     removed within a reasonable period of time, as determined by 
     the Secretary.
       (c) The Operation Walking Shield Program shall resolve any 
     conflicts among requests of Indian tribes for housing units 
     under subsection (a) before submitting requests to the 
     Secretary of the Air Force under subsection (b).
       (d) In this section, the term ``Indian tribe'' means any 
     recognized Indian tribe included on the current list 
     published by the Secretary of the Interior under section 104 
     of the Federally Recognized Indian Tribe Act of 1994 (Public 
     Law 103-454; 108 Stat. 4792; 25 U.S.C. 479a-1).
       Sec. 8032.  During the current fiscal year, appropriations 
     which are available to the Department of Defense for 
     operation and maintenance may be used to purchase items 
     having an investment item unit cost of not more than 
     $250,000.
       Sec. 8033.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to--
       (1) disestablish, or prepare to disestablish, a Senior 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps program in accordance with 
     Department of Defense Instruction Number 1215.08, dated June 
     26, 2006; or
       (2) close, downgrade from host to extension center, or 
     place on probation a Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
     program in accordance with the information paper of the 
     Department of the Army titled ``Army Senior Reserve Officers' 
     Training Corps (SROTC) Program Review and Criteria'', dated 
     January 27, 2014.
       Sec. 8034.  The Secretary of Defense shall issue 
     regulations to prohibit the sale of any 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:  Provided, 
     That such regulations shall direct that the prices of tobacco 
     or tobacco-related products in overseas military retail 
     outlets shall be within the range of prices established for 
     military retail system stores located in the United States.
       Sec. 8035. (a) During the current fiscal year, none of the 
     appropriations or funds available to the Department of 
     Defense Working Capital Funds shall be used for the purchase 
     of an investment item for the purpose of acquiring a new 
     inventory item for sale or anticipated sale during the 
     current fiscal year or a subsequent fiscal year to customers 
     of the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds if such an 
     item would not have been chargeable to the Department of 
     Defense Business Operations Fund during fiscal year 1994 and 
     if the purchase of such an investment item would be 
     chargeable during the current fiscal year to appropriations 
     made to the Department of Defense for procurement.
       (b) The fiscal year 2018 budget request for the Department 
     of Defense as well as all justification material and other 
     documentation supporting the fiscal year 2018 Department of 
     Defense budget shall be prepared and submitted to the 
     Congress on the basis that any equipment which was classified 
     as an end item and funded in a procurement appropriation 
     contained in this Act shall be budgeted for in a proposed 
     fiscal year 2018 procurement appropriation and not in the 
     supply management business area or any other area or category 
     of the Department of Defense Working Capital Funds.
       Sec. 8036.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act for 
     programs of the Central Intelligence Agency shall remain 
     available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year, 
     except for funds appropriated for the Reserve for 
     Contingencies, which shall remain available until September 
     30, 2018:  Provided, That funds appropriated, transferred, or 
     otherwise credited to the Central Intelligence Agency Central 
     Services Working Capital Fund during this or any prior or 
     subsequent fiscal year shall remain available until expended: 
      Provided further, That any funds appropriated or transferred 
     to the Central Intelligence Agency for advanced research and 
     development acquisition, for agent operations, and for covert 
     action programs authorized by the President under section 503 
     of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3093) shall 
     remain available until September 30, 2018.
       Sec. 8037.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     funds made available in this Act and hereafter for the 
     Defense Intelligence Agency may be used for the design, 
     development, and deployment of General Defense Intelligence 
     Program intelligence communications and intelligence 
     information systems for the Services, the Unified and 
     Specified Commands, and the component commands.
       Sec. 8038.  Of the funds appropriated to the Department of 
     Defense under the heading ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Defense-Wide'', not less than $12,000,000 shall be made 
     available only for the mitigation of environmental impacts, 
     including training and technical assistance to tribes, 
     related administrative support, the gathering of information, 
     documenting of environmental damage, and developing a system 
     for prioritization of mitigation and cost to complete 
     estimates for mitigation, on Indian lands resulting from 
     Department of Defense activities.
       Sec. 8039. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this Act 
     may be expended by an entity of the Department of Defense 
     unless the entity, in expending the funds, complies with the 
     Buy American Act. For purposes of this subsection, the term 
     ``Buy American Act'' means chapter 83 of title 41, United 
     States Code.
       (b) If the Secretary of Defense determines that a person 
     has been convicted of intentionally affixing a label bearing 
     a ``Made in America'' inscription to any product sold in or 
     shipped to the United States that is not made in America, the 
     Secretary shall determine, in accordance with section 2410f 
     of title 10, United States Code, whether the person should be 
     debarred from contracting with the Department of Defense.
       (c) In the case of any equipment or products purchased with 
     appropriations provided under this Act, it is the sense of 
     the Congress that any entity of the Department of Defense, in 
     expending the appropriation, purchase only American-made 
     equipment and products, provided that American-made equipment 
     and products are cost-competitive, quality competitive, and 
     available in a timely fashion.
       Sec. 8040.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     none of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by 
     this or any other Act may be used to consolidate or relocate 
     any element of a United States Air Force Rapid Engineer 
     Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer (RED 
     HORSE) outside of the United States until the Secretary of 
     the Air Force--
       (1) completes an analysis and comparison of the cost and 
     infrastructure investment required to consolidate or relocate 
     a RED HORSE squadron outside of the United States versus 
     within the United States;
       (2) provides to the congressional defense committees a 
     report detailing the findings of the cost analysis; and
       (3) certifies in writing to the congressional defense 
     committees that the preferred site for the consolidation or 
     relocation yields the greatest savings for the Air Force:

       Provided, That the term ``United States'' in this section 
     does not include any territory or possession of the United 
     States.
       Sec. 8041. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and 
     (c), none of the funds made available by this Act may be 
     used--
       (1) to establish a field operating agency; or
       (2) to pay the basic pay of a member of the Armed Forces or 
     civilian employee of the department who is transferred or 
     reassigned from a headquarters activity if the member or 
     employee's place of duty remains at the location of that 
     headquarters.
       (b) The Secretary of Defense or Secretary of a military 
     department may waive the limitations in subsection (a), on a 
     case-by-case basis, if the Secretary determines, and 
     certifies to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate that the granting of the 
     waiver will reduce the personnel requirements or the 
     financial requirements of the department.
       (c) This section does not apply to--
       (1) field operating agencies funded within the National 
     Intelligence Program;
       (2) an Army field operating agency established to 
     eliminate, mitigate, or counter the effects of improvised 
     explosive devices, and, as determined by the Secretary of the 
     Army, other similar threats;
       (3) an Army field operating agency established to improve 
     the effectiveness and efficiencies of biometric activities 
     and to integrate common biometric technologies throughout the 
     Department of Defense; or
       (4) an Air Force field operating agency established to 
     administer the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Program and 
     Mortuary Operations for the Department of Defense and 
     authorized Federal entities.
       Sec. 8042. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
     shall be available to convert to contractor performance an 
     activity or function of the Department of Defense that, on or 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act, is performed by 
     Department of Defense civilian employees unless--
       (1) the conversion is based on the result of a public-
     private competition that includes a most efficient and cost 
     effective organization plan developed by such activity or 
     function;
       (2) the Competitive Sourcing Official determines that, over 
     all performance periods stated in the solicitation of offers 
     for performance of the activity or function, the cost of 
     performance of the activity or function by a contractor would 
     be less costly to the Department of Defense by an amount that 
     equals or exceeds the lesser of--

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       (A) 10 percent of the most efficient organization's 
     personnel-related costs for performance of that activity or 
     function by Federal employees; or
       (B) $10,000,000; and
       (3) the contractor does not receive an advantage for a 
     proposal that would reduce costs for the Department of 
     Defense by--
       (A) not making an employer-sponsored health insurance plan 
     available to the workers who are to be employed in the 
     performance of that activity or function under the contract; 
     or
       (B) offering to such workers an employer-sponsored health 
     benefits plan that requires the employer to contribute less 
     towards the premium or subscription share than the amount 
     that is paid by the Department of Defense for health benefits 
     for civilian employees under chapter 89 of title 5, United 
     States Code.
       (b)(1) The Department of Defense, without regard to 
     subsection (a) of this section or subsection (a), (b), or (c) 
     of section 2461 of title 10, United States Code, and 
     notwithstanding any administrative regulation, requirement, 
     or policy to the contrary shall have full authority to enter 
     into a contract for the performance of any commercial or 
     industrial type function of the Department of Defense that--
       (A) is included on the procurement list established 
     pursuant to section 2 of the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act (section 
     8503 of title 41, United States Code);
       (B) is planned to be converted to performance by a 
     qualified nonprofit agency for the blind or by a qualified 
     nonprofit agency for other severely handicapped individuals 
     in accordance with that Act; or
       (C) is planned to be converted to performance by a 
     qualified firm under at least 51 percent ownership by an 
     Indian tribe, as defined in section 4(e) of the Indian Self-
     Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. 
     450b(e)), or a Native Hawaiian Organization, as defined in 
     section 8(a)(15) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
     637(a)(15)).
       (2) This section shall not apply to depot contracts or 
     contracts for depot maintenance as provided in sections 2469 
     and 2474 of title 10, United States Code.
       (c) The conversion of any activity or function of the 
     Department of Defense under the authority provided by this 
     section shall be credited toward any competitive or 
     outsourcing goal, target, or measurement that may be 
     established by statute, regulation, or policy and is deemed 
     to be awarded under the authority of, and in compliance with, 
     subsection (h) of section 2304 of title 10, United States 
     Code, for the competition or outsourcing of commercial 
     activities.

                             (rescissions)

       Sec. 8043.  Of the funds appropriated in Department of 
     Defense Appropriations Acts, the following funds are hereby 
     rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the 
     specified amounts: Provided, That no amounts may be rescinded 
     from amounts that were designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism or as 
     an emergency requirement pursuant to the Concurrent 
     Resolution on the Budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended:
       ``Aircraft Procurement, Army'', 2015/2017, $15,000,000;
       ``Other Procurement, Army'', 2015/2017, $23,045,000;
       ``Aircraft Procurement, Navy'', 2015/2017, $88,000,000;
       ``Weapons Procurement, Navy'', 2015/2017, $11,933,000;
       ``Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps'', 2015/
     2017, $43,600,000;
       ``Aircraft Procurement, Air Force'', 2015/2017, 
     $57,000,000;
       ``Other Procurement, Air Force'', 2015/2017, $25,500,000;
       ``Aircraft Procurement, Army'', 2016/2018, $34,594,000;
       ``Procurement of Ammunition, Army'', 2016/2018, $5,000,000;
       ``Other Procurement, Army'', 2016/2018, $84,100,000;
       ``Aircraft Procurement, Navy'', 2016/2018, $6,755,000;
       ``Weapons Procurement, Navy'', 2016/2018, $5,307,000;
       ``Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps'', 2016/
     2018, $6,968,000;
       ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'', 2016/2020: DDG-51 
     Destroyer, $50,000,000;
       ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'', 2016/2020: LPD-17, 
     $14,906,000;
       ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'', 2016/2020: LX (R), 
     (AP), $236,000,000;
       ``Other Procurement, Navy'', 2016/2018, $56,374,000;
       ``Aircraft Procurement, Air Force'', 2016/2018, 
     $383,200,000;
       ``Missile Procurement, Air Force'', 2016/2018, $34,700,000;
       ``Space Procurement, Air Force'', 2016/2018, $100,000,000;
       ``Other Procurement, Air Force'', 2016/2018, $56,369,000;
       ``Procurement, Defense-Wide'', 2016/2018, $2,600,000;
       ``Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army'', 2016/
     2017, $33,402,000;
       ``Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy'', 2016/
     2017, $31,219,000;
       ``Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force'', 
     2016/2017, $532,550,000; and
       ``Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-
     Wide'', 2016/2017, $64,500,000.
       Sec. 8044.  None of the funds available in this Act may be 
     used to reduce the authorized positions for military 
     technicians (dual status) of the Army National Guard, Air 
     National Guard, Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve for the 
     purpose of applying any administratively imposed civilian 
     personnel ceiling, freeze, or reduction on military 
     technicians (dual status), unless such reductions are a 
     direct result of a reduction in military force structure.
       Sec. 8045.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this Act may be obligated or expended for 
     assistance to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea 
     unless specifically appropriated for that purpose.
       Sec. 8046.  Funds appropriated in this Act for operation 
     and maintenance of the Military Departments, Combatant 
     Commands and Defense Agencies shall be available for 
     reimbursement of pay, allowances and other expenses which 
     would otherwise be incurred against appropriations for the 
     National Guard and Reserve when members of the National Guard 
     and Reserve provide intelligence or counterintelligence 
     support to Combatant Commands, Defense Agencies and Joint 
     Intelligence Activities, including the activities and 
     programs included within the National Intelligence Program 
     and the Military Intelligence Program:  Provided, That 
     nothing in this section authorizes deviation from established 
     Reserve and National Guard personnel and training procedures.
       Sec. 8047. (a) None of the funds available to the 
     Department of Defense for any fiscal year for drug 
     interdiction or counter-drug activities may be transferred to 
     any other department or agency of the United States except as 
     specifically provided in an appropriations law.
       (b) None of the funds available to the Central Intelligence 
     Agency for any fiscal year for drug interdiction or counter-
     drug activities may be transferred to any other department or 
     agency of the United States except as specifically provided 
     in an appropriations law.
       Sec. 8048.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act may 
     be used for the procurement of ball and roller bearings other 
     than those produced by a domestic source and of domestic 
     origin:  Provided, That the Secretary of the military 
     department responsible for such procurement may waive this 
     restriction on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate, that adequate domestic 
     supplies are not available to meet Department of Defense 
     requirements on a timely basis and that such an acquisition 
     must be made in order to acquire capability for national 
     security purposes:  Provided further, That this restriction 
     shall not apply to the purchase of ``commercial items'', as 
     defined by section 103 of title 41, United States Code, 
     except that the restriction shall apply to ball or roller 
     bearings purchased as end items.
       Sec. 8049.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to retire, divest, realign, or transfer RQ-4B 
     Global Hawk aircraft, or to disestablish or convert units 
     associated with such aircraft.
       Sec. 8050.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     for Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle service competitive 
     procurements may be used unless the competitive procurements 
     are open for award to all certified providers of Evolved 
     Expendable Launch Vehicle-class systems:  Provided, That the 
     award shall be made to the provider that offers the best 
     value to the government.
       Sec. 8051.  In addition to the amounts appropriated or 
     otherwise made available elsewhere in this Act, $44,000,000 
     is hereby appropriated to the Department of Defense:  
     Provided, That upon the determination of the Secretary of 
     Defense that it shall serve the national interest, the 
     Secretary shall make grants in the amounts specified as 
     follows: $20,000,000 to the United Service Organizations and 
     $24,000,000 to the Red Cross.
       Sec. 8052.  None of the funds in this Act may be used to 
     purchase any supercomputer which is not manufactured in the 
     United States, unless the Secretary of Defense certifies to 
     the congressional defense committees that such an acquisition 
     must be made in order to acquire capability for national 
     security purposes that is not available from United States 
     manufacturers.
       Sec. 8053.  Notwithstanding any other provision in this 
     Act, the Small Business Innovation Research program and the 
     Small Business Technology Transfer program set-asides shall 
     be taken proportionally from all programs, projects, or 
     activities to the extent they contribute to the extramural 
     budget.
       Sec. 8054.  None of the funds available to the Department 
     of Defense under this Act shall be obligated or expended to 
     pay a contractor under a contract with the Department of 
     Defense for costs of any amount paid by the contractor to an 
     employee when--
       (1) such costs are for a bonus or otherwise in excess of 
     the normal salary paid by the contractor to the employee; and
       (2) such bonus is part of restructuring costs associated 
     with a business combination.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8055.  During the current fiscal year, no more than 
     $30,000,000 of appropriations made in this Act under the 
     heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' may be 
     transferred to appropriations available for the pay of 
     military personnel, to be merged with, and to be available 
     for the same time period as the appropriations to which 
     transferred, to be used in support of such personnel in 
     connection with support and services for eligible 
     organizations and activities

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     outside the Department of Defense pursuant to section 2012 of 
     title 10, United States Code.
       Sec. 8056.  During the current fiscal year, in the case of 
     an appropriation account of the Department of Defense for 
     which the period of availability for obligation has expired 
     or which has closed under the provisions of section 1552 of 
     title 31, United States Code, and which has a negative 
     unliquidated or unexpended balance, an obligation or an 
     adjustment of an obligation may be charged to any current 
     appropriation account for the same purpose as the expired or 
     closed account if--
       (1) the obligation would have been properly chargeable 
     (except as to amount) to the expired or closed account before 
     the end of the period of availability or closing of that 
     account;
       (2) the obligation is not otherwise properly chargeable to 
     any current appropriation account of the Department of 
     Defense; and
       (3) in the case of an expired account, the obligation is 
     not chargeable to a current appropriation of the Department 
     of Defense under the provisions of section 1405(b)(8) of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, 
     Public Law 101-510, as amended (31 U.S.C. 1551 note):  
     Provided, That in the case of an expired account, if 
     subsequent review or investigation discloses that there was 
     not in fact a negative unliquidated or unexpended balance in 
     the account, any charge to a current account under the 
     authority of this section shall be reversed and recorded 
     against the expired account:  Provided further, That the 
     total amount charged to a current appropriation under this 
     section may not exceed an amount equal to 1 percent of the 
     total appropriation for that account.
       Sec. 8057. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     the Chief of the National Guard Bureau may permit the use of 
     equipment of the National Guard Distance Learning Project by 
     any person or entity on a space-available, reimbursable 
     basis. The Chief of the National Guard Bureau shall establish 
     the amount of reimbursement for such use on a case-by-case 
     basis.
       (b) Amounts collected under subsection (a) shall be 
     credited to funds available for the National Guard Distance 
     Learning Project and be available to defray the costs 
     associated with the use of equipment of the project under 
     that subsection. Such funds shall be available for such 
     purposes without fiscal year limitation.
       Sec. 8058.  None of the funds available to the Department 
     of Defense may be obligated to modify command and control 
     relationships to give Fleet Forces Command operational and 
     administrative control of United States Navy forces assigned 
     to the Pacific fleet:  Provided, That the command and control 
     relationships which existed on October 1, 2004, shall remain 
     in force until a written modification has been proposed to 
     the House and Senate Appropriations Committees:  Provided 
     further, That the proposed modification may be implemented 30 
     days after the notification unless an objection is received 
     from either the House or Senate Appropriations Committees:  
     Provided further, That any proposed modification shall not 
     preclude the ability of the commander of United States 
     Pacific Command to meet operational requirements.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8059.  Of the funds appropriated in this Act under the 
     heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide'', 
     $25,000,000 shall be for continued implementation and 
     expansion of the Sexual Assault Special Victims' Counsel 
     Program:  Provided, That the funds are made available for 
     transfer to the Department of the Army, the Department of the 
     Navy, and the Department of the Air Force:  Provided further, 
     That funds transferred shall be merged with and available for 
     the same purposes and for the same time period as the 
     appropriations to which the funds are transferred:  Provided 
     further, That this transfer authority is in addition to any 
     other transfer authority provided in this Act.
       Sec. 8060.  None of the funds appropriated in title IV of 
     this Act may be used to procure end-items for delivery to 
     military forces for operational training, operational use or 
     inventory requirements:  Provided, That this restriction does 
     not apply to end-items used in development, prototyping, and 
     test activities preceding and leading to acceptance for 
     operational use:  Provided further, That this restriction 
     does not apply to programs funded within the National 
     Intelligence Program:  Provided further, That the Secretary 
     of Defense may waive this restriction on a case-by-case basis 
     by certifying in writing to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate that it is in 
     the national security interest to do so.
       Sec. 8061. (a) The Secretary of Defense may, on a case-by-
     case basis, waive with respect to a foreign country each 
     limitation on the procurement of defense items from foreign 
     sources provided in law if the Secretary determines that the 
     application of the limitation with respect to that country 
     would invalidate cooperative programs entered into between 
     the Department of Defense and the foreign country, or would 
     invalidate reciprocal trade agreements for the procurement of 
     defense items entered into under section 2531 of title 10, 
     United States Code, and the country does not discriminate 
     against the same or similar defense items produced in the 
     United States for that country.
       (b) Subsection (a) applies with respect to--
       (1) contracts and subcontracts entered into on or after the 
     date of the enactment of this Act; and
       (2) options for the procurement of items that are exercised 
     after such date under contracts that are entered into before 
     such date if the option prices are adjusted for any reason 
     other than the application of a waiver granted under 
     subsection (a).
       (c) Subsection (a) does not apply to a limitation regarding 
     construction of public vessels, ball and roller bearings, 
     food, and clothing or textile materials as defined by section 
     XI (chapters 50-65) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
     United States and products classified under headings 4010, 
     4202, 4203, 6401 through 6406, 6505, 7019, 7218 through 7229, 
     7304.41 through 7304.49, 7306.40, 7502 through 7508, 8105, 
     8108, 8109, 8211, 8215, and 9404.
       Sec. 8062.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this or other Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Acts may be obligated or expended for the 
     purpose of performing repairs or maintenance to military 
     family housing units of the Department of Defense, including 
     areas in such military family housing units that may be used 
     for the purpose of conducting official Department of Defense 
     business.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8063.  Of the amounts appropriated for ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Navy'', up to $1,000,000 shall be available for 
     transfer to the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service 
     Development Trust Fund established under section 116 of the 
     John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
     Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1105).
       Sec. 8064.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     funds appropriated in this Act under the heading ``Research, 
     Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'' for any new 
     start advanced concept technology demonstration project or 
     joint capability demonstration project may only be obligated 
     45 days after a report, including a description of the 
     project, the planned acquisition and transition strategy and 
     its estimated annual and total cost, has been provided in 
     writing to the congressional defense committees:  Provided, 
     That the Secretary of Defense may waive this restriction on a 
     case-by-case basis by certifying to the congressional defense 
     committees that it is in the national interest to do so.
       Sec. 8065.  The Secretary of Defense shall continue to 
     provide a classified quarterly report to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees, Subcommittees on Defense on 
     certain matters as directed in the classified annex 
     accompanying this Act.
       Sec. 8066.  Notwithstanding section 12310(b) of title 10, 
     United States Code, a Reserve who is a member of the National 
     Guard serving on full-time National Guard duty under section 
     502(f) of title 32, United States Code, may perform duties in 
     support of the ground-based elements of the National 
     Ballistic Missile Defense System.
       Sec. 8067.  None of the funds provided in this Act may be 
     used to transfer to any nongovernmental entity ammunition 
     held by the Department of Defense that has a center-fire 
     cartridge and a United States military nomenclature 
     designation of ``armor penetrator'', ``armor piercing (AP)'', 
     ``armor piercing incendiary (API)'', or ``armor-piercing 
     incendiary tracer (API-T)'', except to an entity performing 
     demilitarization services for the Department of Defense under 
     a contract that requires the entity to demonstrate to the 
     satisfaction of the Department of Defense that armor piercing 
     projectiles are either: (1) rendered incapable of reuse by 
     the demilitarization process; or (2) used to manufacture 
     ammunition pursuant to a contract with the Department of 
     Defense or the manufacture of ammunition for export pursuant 
     to a License for Permanent Export of Unclassified Military 
     Articles issued by the Department of State.
       Sec. 8068.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
     Chief of the National Guard Bureau, or his designee, may 
     waive payment of all or part of the consideration that 
     otherwise would be required under section 2667 of title 10, 
     United States Code, in the case of a lease of personal 
     property for a period not in excess of 1 year to any 
     organization specified in section 508(d) of title 32, United 
     States Code, or any other youth, social, or fraternal 
     nonprofit organization as may be approved by the Chief of the 
     National Guard Bureau, or his designee, on a case-by-case 
     basis.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8069.  Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under 
     the heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'', $75,950,170 
     shall remain available until expended:  Provided, That, 
     notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of 
     Defense is authorized to transfer such funds to other 
     activities of the Federal Government:  Provided further, That 
     the Secretary of Defense is authorized 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:  Provided 
     further, That contracts entered into under the authority of 
     this section may provide for such indemnification as the 
     Secretary determines to be necessary:  Provided further, That 
     projects authorized by this section shall comply with 
     applicable Federal, State, and local law to the maximum 
     extent consistent with the national security, as determined 
     by the Secretary of Defense.
       Sec. 8070. (a) None of the funds appropriated in this or 
     any other Act may be used to take any action to modify--

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       (1) the appropriations account structure for the National 
     Intelligence Program budget, including through the creation 
     of a new appropriation or new appropriation account;
       (2) how the National Intelligence Program budget request is 
     presented in the unclassified P-1, R-1, and O-1 documents 
     supporting the Department of Defense budget request;
       (3) the process by which the National Intelligence Program 
     appropriations are apportioned to the executing agencies; or
       (4) the process by which the National Intelligence Program 
     appropriations are allotted, obligated and disbursed.
       (b) Nothing in section (a) shall be construed to prohibit 
     the merger of programs or changes to the National 
     Intelligence Program budget at or below the Expenditure 
     Center level, provided such change is otherwise in accordance 
     with paragraphs (a)(1)-(3).
       (c) The Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary 
     of Defense may jointly, only for the purposes of achieving 
     auditable financial statements and improving fiscal 
     reporting, study and develop detailed proposals for 
     alternative financial management processes. Such study shall 
     include a comprehensive counterintelligence risk assessment 
     to ensure that none of the alternative processes will 
     adversely affect counterintelligence.
       (d) Upon development of the detailed proposals defined 
     under subsection (c), the Director of National Intelligence 
     and the Secretary of Defense shall--
       (1) provide the proposed alternatives to all affected 
     agencies;
       (2) receive certification from all affected agencies 
     attesting that the proposed alternatives will help achieve 
     auditability, improve fiscal reporting, and will not 
     adversely affect counterintelligence; and
       (3) not later than 30 days after receiving all necessary 
     certifications under paragraph (2), present the proposed 
     alternatives and certifications to the congressional defense 
     and intelligence committees.
       Sec. 8071.  In addition to amounts provided elsewhere in 
     this Act, $5,000,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department 
     of Defense, to remain available for obligation until 
     expended:  Provided, That notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, that upon the determination of the Secretary of 
     Defense that it shall serve the national interest, these 
     funds shall be available only for a grant to the Fisher House 
     Foundation, Inc., only for the construction and furnishing of 
     additional Fisher Houses to meet the needs of military family 
     members when confronted with the illness or hospitalization 
     of an eligible military beneficiary.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8072.  Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under 
     the headings ``Procurement, Defense-Wide'' and ``Research, 
     Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'', 
     $600,735,000 shall be for the Israeli Cooperative Programs:  
     Provided, That of this amount, $62,000,000 shall be for the 
     Secretary of Defense to provide to the Government of Israel 
     for the procurement of the Iron Dome defense system to 
     counter short-range rocket threats, subject to the U.S.-
     Israel Iron Dome Procurement Agreement, as amended; 
     $266,511,000 shall be for the Short Range Ballistic Missile 
     Defense (SRBMD) program, including cruise missile defense 
     research and development under the SRBMD program, of which 
     $150,000,000 shall be for co-production activities of SRBMD 
     missiles in the United States and in Israel to meet Israel's 
     defense requirements consistent with each nation's laws, 
     regulations, and procedures, of which not more than 
     $90,000,000, subject to previously established transfer 
     procedures, may be obligated or expended until establishment 
     of a U.S.-Israeli co-production agreement for SRBMD; 
     $204,893,000 shall be for an upper-tier component to the 
     Israeli Missile Defense Architecture, of which $120,000,000 
     shall be for co-production activities of Arrow 3 Upper Tier 
     missiles in the United States and in Israel to meet Israel's 
     defense requirements consistent with each nation's laws, 
     regulations, and procedures, of which not more than 
     $70,000,000 subject to previously established transfer 
     procedures, may be obligated or expended until establishment 
     of a U.S.-Israeli co-production agreement for Arrow 3 Upper 
     Tier; and $67,331,000 shall be for the Arrow System 
     Improvement Program including development of a long range, 
     ground and airborne, detection suite:  Provided further, That 
     the transfer authority provided under this provision is in 
     addition to any other transfer authority contained in this 
     Act.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8073.  Of the amounts appropriated in this Act under 
     the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'', 
     $160,274,000 shall be available until September 30, 2017, to 
     fund prior year shipbuilding cost increases:  Provided, That 
     upon enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Navy shall 
     transfer funds to the following appropriations in the amounts 
     specified:  Provided further, That the amounts transferred 
     shall be merged with and be available for the same purposes 
     as the appropriations to which transferred to:
       (1) Under the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, 
     Navy'', 2012/2017: LPD-17 Amphibious Transport Dock Program 
     $45,060,000;
       (2) Under the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, 
     Navy'', 2011/2017: DDG-51 Destroyer $15,959,000;
       (3) Under the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, 
     Navy'', 2012/2017: Littoral Combat Ship $3,600,000;
       (4) Under the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, 
     Navy'', 2013/2017: Littoral Combat Ship $82,400,000;
       (5) Under the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, 
     Navy'', 2012/2017: Expeditionary Fast Transport $6,710,000; 
     and
       (6) Under the heading ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, 
     Navy'', 2013/2017: Expeditionary Fast Transport $6,545,000.
       Sec. 8074.  Funds appropriated by this Act, or made 
     available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for 
     intelligence activities are deemed to be specifically 
     authorized by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the 
     National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3094) during fiscal 
     year 2017 until the enactment of the Intelligence 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017.
       Sec. 8075.  None of the funds provided in this Act shall be 
     available for obligation or expenditure through a 
     reprogramming of funds that creates or initiates a new 
     program, project, or activity unless such program, project, 
     or activity must be undertaken immediately in the interest of 
     national security and only after written prior notification 
     to the congressional defense committees.
       Sec. 8076.  The budget of the President for fiscal year 
     2018 submitted to the Congress pursuant to section 1105 of 
     title 31, United States Code, shall include separate budget 
     justification documents for costs of United States Armed 
     Forces' participation in contingency operations for the 
     Military Personnel accounts, the Operation and Maintenance 
     accounts, the Procurement accounts, and the Research, 
     Development, Test and Evaluation accounts:  Provided, That 
     these documents shall include a description of the funding 
     requested for each contingency operation, for each military 
     service, to include all Active and Reserve components, and 
     for each appropriations account:  Provided further, That 
     these documents shall include estimated costs for each 
     element of expense or object class, a reconciliation of 
     increases and decreases for each contingency operation, and 
     programmatic data including, but not limited to, troop 
     strength for each Active and Reserve component, and estimates 
     of the major weapons systems deployed in support of each 
     contingency:  Provided further, That these documents shall 
     include budget exhibits OP-5 and OP-32 (as defined in the 
     Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation) for 
     all contingency operations for the budget year and the two 
     preceding fiscal years.
       Sec. 8077.  None of the funds in this Act may be used for 
     research, development, test, evaluation, procurement or 
     deployment of nuclear armed interceptors of a missile defense 
     system.
       Sec. 8078.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     Act, to reflect savings due to favorable foreign exchange 
     rates, the total amount appropriated in this Act is hereby 
     reduced by $157,000,000.
       Sec. 8079.  None of the funds appropriated or made 
     available in this Act shall be used to reduce or disestablish 
     the operation of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron of 
     the Air Force Reserve, if such action would reduce the WC-130 
     Weather Reconnaissance mission below the levels funded in 
     this Act:  Provided, That the Air Force shall allow the 53rd 
     Weather Reconnaissance Squadron to perform other missions in 
     support of national defense requirements during the non-
     hurricane season.
       Sec. 8080.  None of the funds provided in this Act shall be 
     available for integration of foreign intelligence information 
     unless the information has been lawfully collected and 
     processed during the conduct of authorized foreign 
     intelligence activities:  Provided, That information 
     pertaining to United States persons shall only be handled in 
     accordance with protections provided in the Fourth Amendment 
     of the United States Constitution as implemented through 
     Executive Order No. 12333.
       Sec. 8081. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
     may be used to transfer research and development, 
     acquisition, or other program authority relating to current 
     tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAVs) from the Army.
       (b) The Army shall retain responsibility for and 
     operational control of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial 
     Vehicle (UAV) in order to support the Secretary of Defense in 
     matters relating to the employment of unmanned aerial 
     vehicles.
       Sec. 8082.  Up to $10,120,000 of the funds appropriated 
     under the heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'' may be 
     made available for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative 
     Program for the purpose of enabling the Pacific Command to 
     execute Theater Security Cooperation activities such as 
     humanitarian assistance, and payment of incremental and 
     personnel costs of training and exercising with foreign 
     security forces:  Provided, That funds made available for 
     this purpose may be used, notwithstanding any other funding 
     authorities for humanitarian assistance, security assistance 
     or combined exercise expenses:  Provided further, That funds 
     may not be obligated to provide assistance to any foreign 
     country that is otherwise prohibited from receiving such type 
     of assistance under any other provision of law.
       Sec. 8083.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act for 
     programs of the Office of the Director of National 
     Intelligence shall remain available for obligation beyond the 
     current fiscal year, except for funds appropriated for 
     research and technology, which shall remain available until 
     September 30, 2018.
       Sec. 8084.  For purposes of section 1553(b) of title 31, 
     United States Code, any subdivision

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     of appropriations made in this Act under the heading 
     ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'' shall be considered to 
     be for the same purpose as any subdivision under the heading 
     ``Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy'' appropriations in any 
     prior fiscal year, and the 1 percent limitation shall apply 
     to the total amount of the appropriation.
       Sec. 8085. (a) Not later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Director of National Intelligence 
     shall submit a report to the congressional intelligence 
     committees to establish the baseline for application of 
     reprogramming and transfer authorities for fiscal year 2017:  
     Provided, That the report shall include--
       (1) a table for each appropriation with a separate column 
     to display the President's budget request, adjustments made 
     by Congress, adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if 
     appropriate, and the fiscal year enacted level;
       (2) a delineation in the table for each appropriation by 
     Expenditure Center and project; and
       (3) an identification of items of special congressional 
     interest.
       (b) None of the funds provided for the National 
     Intelligence Program in this Act shall be available for 
     reprogramming or transfer until the report identified in 
     subsection (a) is submitted to the congressional intelligence 
     committees, unless the Director of National Intelligence 
     certifies in writing to the congressional intelligence 
     committees that such reprogramming or transfer is necessary 
     as an emergency requirement.
       Sec. 8086.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to eliminate, restructure, or realign Army 
     Contracting Command--New Jersey or make disproportionate 
     personnel reductions at any Army Contracting Command--New 
     Jersey sites without 30-day prior notification to the 
     congressional defense committees.

                              (rescission)

       Sec. 8087.  Of the unobligated balances available to the 
     Department of Defense, the following funds are permanently 
     rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the 
     specified amounts to reflect excess cash balances in 
     Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund: 
      Provided, That no amounts may be rescinded from amounts that 
     were designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism or as an emergency 
     requirement pursuant to the Concurrent Resolution on the 
     Budget or the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
     Act of 1985, as amended:
       From ``Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce 
     Development Fund, Defense'', $531,000,000.
       Sec. 8088.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     for excess defense articles, assistance under section 1206 of 
     the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 
     (Public Law 109-163; 119 Stat. 3456), or peacekeeping 
     operations for the countries designated annually to be in 
     violation of the standards of the Child Soldiers Prevention 
     Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-457; 22 U.S.C. 2370c-1) may be 
     used to support any military training or operation that 
     includes child soldiers, as defined by the Child Soldiers 
     Prevention Act of 2008, unless such assistance is otherwise 
     permitted under section 404 of the Child Soldiers Prevention 
     Act of 2008.
       Sec. 8089.  Of the amounts appropriated for ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Defense-Wide'', $67,500,000, to remain available 
     until expended, shall be available, notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, to the Secretary of Defense acting through 
     the Office of Economic Adjustment of the Department of 
     Defense to make grants, conclude cooperative agreements, and 
     supplement other Federal funds to address the need for 
     assistance to support critical existing and enduring military 
     installations and missions on Guam, as well as any potential 
     Department of Defense growth, for purposes of addressing the 
     need for civilian water and wastewater improvements.
       Sec. 8090. (a) None of the funds provided for the National 
     Intelligence Program in this or any prior appropriations Act 
     shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a 
     reprogramming or transfer of funds in accordance with section 
     102A(d) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
     3024(d)) that--
       (1) creates a new start effort;
       (2) terminates a program with appropriated funding of 
     $10,000,000 or more;
       (3) transfers funding into or out of the National 
     Intelligence Program; or
       (4) transfers funding between appropriations, unless the 
     congressional intelligence committees are notified 30 days in 
     advance of such reprogramming of funds; this notification 
     period may be reduced for urgent national security 
     requirements.
       (b) None of the funds provided for the National 
     Intelligence Program in this or any prior appropriations Act 
     shall be available for obligation or expenditure through a 
     reprogramming or transfer of funds in accordance with section 
     102A(d) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
     3024(d)) that results in a cumulative increase or decrease of 
     the levels specified in the classified annex accompanying the 
     Act unless the congressional intelligence committees are 
     notified 30 days in advance of such reprogramming of funds; 
     this notification period may be reduced for urgent national 
     security requirements.
       Sec. 8091.  The Director of National Intelligence shall 
     submit to Congress each year, at or about the time that the 
     President's budget is submitted to Congress that year under 
     section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code, a future-
     years intelligence program (including associated annexes) 
     reflecting the estimated expenditures and proposed 
     appropriations included in that budget. Any such future-years 
     intelligence program shall cover the fiscal year with respect 
     to which the budget is submitted and at least the four 
     succeeding fiscal years.
       Sec. 8092.  For the purposes of this Act, the term 
     ``congressional intelligence committees'' means the Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
     Representatives, the Select Committee on Intelligence of the 
     Senate, the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and the 
     Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations of 
     the Senate.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8093.  During the current fiscal year, not to exceed 
     $11,000,000 from each of the appropriations made in title II 
     of this Act for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'', 
     ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'', and ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Air Force'' may be transferred by the military 
     department concerned to its central fund established for 
     Fisher Houses and Suites pursuant to section 2493(d) of title 
     10, United States Code.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8094.  Funds appropriated by this Act for operation 
     and maintenance may be available for the purpose of making 
     remittances and transfer to the Defense Acquisition Workforce 
     Development Fund in accordance with section 1705 of title 10, 
     United States Code.
       Sec. 8095. (a) Any agency receiving funds made available in 
     this Act, shall, subject to subsections (b) and (c), post on 
     the public Web site of that agency any report required to be 
     submitted by the Congress in this or any other Act, upon the 
     determination by the head of the agency that it shall serve 
     the national interest.
       (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to a report if--
       (1) the public posting of the report compromises national 
     security; or
       (2) the report contains proprietary information.
       (c) The head of the agency posting such report shall do so 
     only after such report has been made available to the 
     requesting Committee or Committees of Congress for no less 
     than 45 days.
       Sec. 8096. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this Act may be expended for any Federal 
     contract for an amount in excess of $1,000,000, unless the 
     contractor agrees not to--
       (1) enter into any agreement with any of its employees or 
     independent contractors that requires, as a condition of 
     employment, that the employee or independent contractor agree 
     to resolve through arbitration any claim under title VII of 
     the Civil Rights Act of 1964 or any tort related to or 
     arising out of sexual assault or harassment, including 
     assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional 
     distress, false imprisonment, or negligent hiring, 
     supervision, or retention; or
       (2) take any action to enforce any provision of an existing 
     agreement with an employee or independent contractor that 
     mandates that the employee or independent contractor resolve 
     through arbitration any claim under title VII of the Civil 
     Rights Act of 1964 or any tort related to or arising out of 
     sexual assault or harassment, including assault and battery, 
     intentional infliction of emotional distress, false 
     imprisonment, or negligent hiring, supervision, or retention.
       (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this Act may be expended for any Federal 
     contract unless the contractor certifies that it requires 
     each covered subcontractor to agree not to enter into, and 
     not to take any action to enforce any provision of, any 
     agreement as described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of 
     subsection (a), with respect to any employee or independent 
     contractor performing work related to such subcontract. For 
     purposes of this subsection, a ``covered subcontractor'' is 
     an entity that has a subcontract in excess of $1,000,000 on a 
     contract subject to subsection (a).
       (c) The prohibitions in this section do not apply with 
     respect to a contractor's or subcontractor's agreements with 
     employees or independent contractors that may not be enforced 
     in a court of the United States.
       (d) The Secretary of Defense may waive the application of 
     subsection (a) or (b) to a particular contractor or 
     subcontractor for the purposes of a particular contract or 
     subcontract if the Secretary or the Deputy Secretary 
     personally determines that the waiver is necessary to avoid 
     harm to national security interests of the United States, and 
     that the term of the contract or subcontract is not longer 
     than necessary to avoid such harm. The determination shall 
     set forth with specificity the grounds for the waiver and for 
     the contract or subcontract term selected, and shall state 
     any alternatives considered in lieu of a waiver and the 
     reasons each such alternative would not avoid harm to 
     national security interests of the United States. The 
     Secretary of Defense shall transmit to Congress, and 
     simultaneously make public, any determination under this 
     subsection not less than 15 business days before the contract 
     or subcontract addressed in the determination may be awarded.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8097.  From within the funds appropriated for 
     operation and maintenance for

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     the Defense Health Program in this Act, up to $122,375,000, 
     shall be available for transfer to the Joint Department of 
     Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility 
     Demonstration Fund in accordance with the provisions of 
     section 1704 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2010, Public Law 111-84:  Provided, That for 
     purposes of section 1704(b), the facility operations funded 
     are operations of the integrated Captain James A. Lovell 
     Federal Health Care Center, consisting of the North Chicago 
     Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Navy Ambulatory Care 
     Center, and supporting facilities designated as a combined 
     Federal medical facility as described by section 706 of 
     Public Law 110-417:  Provided further, That additional funds 
     may be transferred from funds appropriated for operation and 
     maintenance for the Defense Health Program to the Joint 
     Department of Defense-Department of Veterans Affairs Medical 
     Facility Demonstration Fund upon written notification by the 
     Secretary of Defense to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate.
       Sec. 8098.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this Act may be used by the Department of 
     Defense or a component thereof in contravention of the 
     provisions of section 130h of title 10, United States Code.
       Sec. 8099.  Appropriations available to the Department of 
     Defense may 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 $450,000 per 
     vehicle, notwithstanding price or other limitations 
     applicable to the purchase of passenger carrying vehicles.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8100.  Upon a determination by the Director of 
     National Intelligence that such action is necessary and in 
     the national interest, the Director may, with the approval of 
     the Office of Management and Budget, transfer not to exceed 
     $1,500,000,000 of the funds made available in this Act for 
     the National Intelligence Program:  Provided, That such 
     authority to transfer may not be used unless for higher 
     priority items, based on unforeseen intelligence 
     requirements, than those for which originally appropriated 
     and in no case where the item for which funds are requested 
     has been denied by the Congress:  Provided further, That a 
     request for multiple reprogrammings of funds using authority 
     provided in this section shall be made prior to June 30, 
     2017.
       Sec. 8101.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this or any other Act may be used to 
     transfer, release, or assist in the transfer or release to or 
     within the United States, its territories, or possessions 
     Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who--
       (1) is not a United States citizen or a member of the Armed 
     Forces of the United States; and
       (2) is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department 
     of Defense.
       Sec. 8102. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this or any other Act may be used to 
     construct, acquire, or modify any facility in the United 
     States, its territories, or possessions to house any 
     individual described in subsection (c) for the purposes of 
     detention or imprisonment in the custody or under the 
     effective control of the Department of Defense.
       (b) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to 
     any modification of facilities at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       (c) An individual described in this subsection is any 
     individual who, as of June 24, 2009, is located at United 
     States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and who--
       (1) is not a citizen of the United States or a member of 
     the Armed Forces of the United States; and
       (2) is--
       (A) in the custody or under the effective control of the 
     Department of Defense; or
       (B) otherwise under detention at United States Naval 
     Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
       Sec. 8103.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this Act may be used to transfer any 
     individual detained at United States Naval Station Guantanamo 
     Bay, Cuba, to the custody or control of the individual's 
     country of origin, any other foreign country, or any other 
     foreign entity except in accordance with section 1034 of the 
     National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 
     (Public Law 114-92) and section 1034 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328).
       Sec. 8104.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used in contravention of the War Powers Resolution (50 
     U.S.C. 1541 et seq.).
       Sec. 8105. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this or any other Act may be used by the 
     Secretary of Defense, or any other official or officer of the 
     Department of Defense, to enter into a contract, memorandum 
     of understanding, or cooperative agreement with, or make a 
     grant to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to 
     Rosoboronexport or any subsidiary of Rosoboronexport.
       (b) The Secretary of Defense may waive the limitation in 
     subsection (a) if the Secretary, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, 
     determines that it is in the vital national security interest 
     of the United States to do so, and certifies in writing to 
     the congressional defense committees that, to the best of the 
     Secretary's knowledge:
       (1) Rosoboronexport has ceased the transfer of lethal 
     military equipment to, and the maintenance of existing lethal 
     military equipment for, the Government of the Syrian Arab 
     Republic;
       (2) The armed forces of the Russian Federation have 
     withdrawn from Crimea, other than armed forces present on 
     military bases subject to agreements in force between the 
     Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of 
     Ukraine; and
       (3) Agents of the Russian Federation have ceased taking 
     active measures to destabilize the control of the Government 
     of Ukraine over eastern Ukraine.
       (c) The Inspector General of the Department of Defense 
     shall conduct a review of any action involving 
     Rosoboronexport with respect to a waiver issued by the 
     Secretary of Defense pursuant to subsection (b), and not 
     later than 90 days after the date on which such a waiver is 
     issued by the Secretary of Defense, the Inspector General 
     shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report 
     containing the results of the review conducted with respect 
     to such waiver.
       Sec. 8106.  None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be used for the purchase or manufacture of a flag of the 
     United States unless such flags are treated as covered items 
     under section 2533a(b) of title 10, United States Code.
       Sec. 8107. (a) Of the funds appropriated in this Act for 
     the Department of Defense, amounts may be made available, 
     under such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may 
     prescribe, to local military commanders appointed by the 
     Secretary, or by an officer or employee designated by the 
     Secretary, to provide at their discretion ex gratia payments 
     in amounts consistent with subsection (d) of this section for 
     damage, personal injury, or death that is incident to combat 
     operations of the Armed Forces in a foreign country.
       (b) An ex gratia payment under this section may be provided 
     only if--
       (1) the prospective foreign civilian recipient is 
     determined by the local military commander to be friendly to 
     the United States;
       (2) a claim for damages would not be compensable under 
     chapter 163 of title 10, United States Code (commonly known 
     as the ``Foreign Claims Act''); and
       (3) the property damage, personal injury, or death was not 
     caused by action by an enemy.
       (c) Nature of Payments.--Any payments provided under a 
     program under subsection (a) shall not be considered an 
     admission or acknowledgement of any legal obligation to 
     compensate for any damage, personal injury, or death.
       (d) Amount of Payments.--If the Secretary of Defense 
     determines a program under subsection (a) to be appropriate 
     in a particular setting, the amounts of payments, if any, to 
     be provided to civilians determined to have suffered harm 
     incident to combat operations of the Armed Forces under the 
     program should be determined pursuant to regulations 
     prescribed by the Secretary and based on an assessment, which 
     should include such factors as cultural appropriateness and 
     prevailing economic conditions.
       (e) Legal Advice.--Local military commanders shall receive 
     legal advice before making ex gratia payments under this 
     subsection. The legal advisor, under regulations of the 
     Department of Defense, shall advise on whether an ex gratia 
     payment is proper under this section and applicable 
     Department of Defense regulations.
       (f) Written Record.--A written record of any ex gratia 
     payment offered or denied shall be kept by the local 
     commander and on a timely basis submitted to the appropriate 
     office in the Department of Defense as determined by the 
     Secretary of Defense.
       (g) Report.--The Secretary of Defense shall report to the 
     congressional defense committees on an annual basis the 
     efficacy of the ex gratia payment program including the 
     number of types of cases considered, amounts offered, the 
     response from ex gratia payment recipients, and any 
     recommended modifications to the program.
       Sec. 8108.  None of the funds available in this Act to the 
     Department of Defense, other than appropriations made for 
     necessary or routine refurbishments, upgrades or maintenance 
     activities, shall be used to reduce or to prepare to reduce 
     the number of deployed and non-deployed strategic delivery 
     vehicles and launchers below the levels set forth in the 
     report submitted to Congress in accordance with section 1042 
     of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2012.
       Sec. 8109.  The Secretary of Defense shall post grant 
     awards on a public Web site in a searchable format.
       Sec. 8110.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to fund the performance of a flight demonstration 
     team at a location outside of the United States:  Provided, 
     That this prohibition applies only if a performance of a 
     flight demonstration team at a location within the United 
     States was canceled during the current fiscal year due to 
     insufficient funding.
       Sec. 8111.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used by the National Security Agency to--
       (1) conduct an acquisition pursuant to section 702 of the 
     Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 for the purpose 
     of targeting a United States person; or
       (2) acquire, monitor, or store the contents (as such term 
     is defined in section 2510(8) of

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     title 18, United States Code) of any electronic communication 
     of a United States person from a provider of electronic 
     communication services to the public pursuant to section 501 
     of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
       Sec. 8112.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be obligated or expended to implement the Arms Trade 
     Treaty until the Senate approves a resolution of ratification 
     for the Treaty.
       Sec. 8113.  None of the funds made available in this or any 
     other Act may be used to pay the salary of any officer or 
     employee of any agency funded by this Act who approves or 
     implements the transfer of administrative responsibilities or 
     budgetary resources of any program, project, or activity 
     financed by this Act to the jurisdiction of another Federal 
     agency not financed by this Act without the express 
     authorization of Congress:  Provided, That this limitation 
     shall not apply to transfers of funds expressly provided for 
     in Defense Appropriations Acts, or provisions of Acts 
     providing supplemental appropriations for the Department of 
     Defense.
       Sec. 8114.  None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be obligated for activities authorized under section 1208 
     of the Ronald W. Reagan National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 112-81; 125 Stat. 1621) to 
     initiate support for, or expand support to, foreign forces, 
     irregular forces, groups, or individuals unless the 
     congressional defense committees are notified in accordance 
     with the direction contained in the classified annex 
     accompanying this Act, not less than 15 days before 
     initiating such support:  Provided, That none of the funds 
     made available in this Act may be used under section 1208 for 
     any activity that is not in support of an ongoing military 
     operation being conducted by United States Special Operations 
     Forces to combat terrorism:  Provided further, That the 
     Secretary of Defense may waive the prohibitions in this 
     section if the Secretary determines that such waiver is 
     required by extraordinary circumstances and, by not later 
     than 72 hours after making such waiver, notifies the 
     congressional defense committees of such waiver.
       Sec. 8115.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used with respect to Iraq in contravention of the War 
     Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.), including for the 
     introduction of United States armed forces into hostilities 
     in Iraq, into situations in Iraq where imminent involvement 
     in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, or 
     into Iraqi territory, airspace, or waters while equipped for 
     combat, in contravention of the congressional consultation 
     and reporting requirements of sections 3 and 4 of such 
     Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1542 and 1543).
       Sec. 8116.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to divest, retire, transfer, or place in storage 
     or on backup aircraft inventory status, or prepare to divest, 
     retire, transfer, or place in storage or on backup aircraft 
     inventory status, any A-10 aircraft, or to disestablish any 
     units of the active or reserve component associated with such 
     aircraft.
       Sec. 8117.  None of the funds provided in this Act for the 
     T-AO(X) program shall be used to award a new contract that 
     provides for the acquisition of the following components 
     unless those components are manufactured in the United 
     States: Auxiliary equipment (including pumps) for shipboard 
     services; propulsion equipment (including engines, reduction 
     gears, and propellers); shipboard cranes; and spreaders for 
     shipboard cranes.
       Sec. 8118.  The amount appropriated in title II of this Act 
     for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'' is hereby reduced by 
     $336,000,000 to reflect excess cash balances in Department of 
     Defense Working Capital Funds.
       Sec. 8119.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
     Act, to reflect savings due to lower than anticipated fuel 
     costs, the total amount appropriated in title II of this Act 
     is hereby reduced by $1,155,000,000.
       Sec. 8120.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to divest or retire, or to prepare to divest or 
     retire, KC-10 aircraft.
       Sec. 8121.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to divest, retire, transfer, or place in storage 
     or on backup aircraft inventory status, or prepare to divest, 
     retire, transfer, or place in storage or on backup aircraft 
     inventory status, any EC-130H aircraft.
       Sec. 8122.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used for Government Travel Charge Card expenses by 
     military or civilian personnel of the Department of Defense 
     for gaming, or for entertainment that includes topless or 
     nude entertainers or participants, as prohibited by 
     Department of Defense FMR, Volume 9, Chapter 3 and Department 
     of Defense Instruction 1015.10 (enclosure 3, 14a and 14b).
       Sec. 8123.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to propose, plan for, or execute a new or 
     additional Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
       Sec. 8124.  Of the amounts appropriated in this Act for 
     ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'', $274,524,000, to remain 
     available until expended, may be used for any purposes 
     related to the National Defense Reserve Fleet established 
     under section 11 of the Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946 (50 
     U.S.C. 4405):  Provided, That such amounts are available for 
     reimbursements to the Ready Reserve Force, Maritime 
     Administration account of the United States Department of 
     Transportation for programs, projects, activities, and 
     expenses related to the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8125.  Of the amounts appropriated in this Act, the 
     Secretary of Defense may use up to $20,000,000 under the 
     heading ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'', and up 
     to $75,000,000 under the heading ``Research, Development, 
     Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'' 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:  Provided, 
     That the Secretary may reprogram or transfer additional 
     amounts into these headings or into ``Procurement, Defense-
     Wide'' using established reprogramming procedures applicable 
     to congressional special interest items:  Provided further, 
     That such funds shall supplement, not supplant any other 
     amounts made available to other Federal agencies for such 
     purposes.
       Sec. 8126.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     for the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System 
     recapitalization program may be obligated or expended for 
     pre-milestone B activities after March 31, 2018.
       Sec. 8127.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to carry out the closure or realignment of the 
     United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 8128.  Additional readiness funds made available in 
     title II of this Act for ``Operation and Maintenance, Army'', 
     ``Operation and Maintenance, Navy'', ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Marine Corps'', and ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force'' may be transferred to and merged with any 
     appropriation of the Department of Defense for activities 
     related to the Zika virus in order to provide health support 
     for the full range of military operations and sustain the 
     health of the members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees 
     of the Department of Defense, and their families, to include: 
     research and development, disease surveillance, vaccine 
     development, rapid detection, vector controls and 
     surveillance, training, and outbreak response:  Provided, 
     That the authority provided in this section is subject to the 
     same terms and conditions as the authority provided in 
     section 8005 of this Act.
       Sec. 8129. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be used to maintain or establish a computer network 
     unless such network is designed to block access to 
     pornography websites.
       (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds 
     necessary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law 
     enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal 
     investigations, prosecution, or adjudication activities, or 
     for any activity necessary for the national defense, 
     including intelligence activities.

                              (rescission)

       Sec. 8130. (a) The Ship Modernization, Operations and 
     Sustainment Fund established by section 8103 of the 
     Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2013 (division C of 
     Public Law 113-6; 127 Stat. 321) is hereby terminated, 
     effective as of the date of the enactment of this Act.
       (b) Any unobligated balances in the Ship Modernization, 
     Operations and Sustainment Fund as of the date of the 
     enactment of this Act are hereby rescinded.
       Sec. 8131.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used to provide arms, training, or other assistance to 
     the Azov Battalion.
       Sec. 8132.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any 
     transfer of funds appropriated or otherwise made available by 
     this Act to the Global Engagement Center pursuant to section 
     1287 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328) shall be made in accordance 
     with section 8005 or 9002 of this Act, as applicable.
       Sec. 8133.  No amounts credited or otherwise made available 
     in this or any other Act to the Department of Defense 
     Acquisition Workforce Development Fund may be transferred to:
       (1) the Rapid Prototyping Fund established under section 
     804(d) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
     Year 2016 (10 U.S.C. 2302 note); or
       (2) credited to a military-department specific fund 
     established under section 804(d)(2) of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (as amended by section 
     897 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
     2017).
       Sec. 8134.  The explanatory statement regarding this Act, 
     printed in the House of Representatives section of the 
     Congressional Record on or about March 8, 2017, by the 
     Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives, shall have the same effect with respect to 
     the allocation of funds and implementation of this Act as if 
     it were a Report of the Committee on Appropriations.
       Sec. 8135.  No funds provided in this Act shall be used to 
     deny an Inspector General funded under this Act timely access 
     to any records, documents, or other materials available to 
     the department or agency over which that Inspector General 
     has responsibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, 
     or to prevent or impede that Inspector General's access to 
     such records, documents, or other materials, under any 
     provision of law, except a provision of law that expressly 
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     the Inspector General and expressly limits the Inspector 
     General's right of access. A department or agency covered by 
     this section shall provide its Inspector General with access 
     to all such records, documents, and other materials in a 
     timely manner. Each Inspector General shall ensure compliance 
     with statutory limitations on disclosure relevant to the 
     information provided by the establishment over which that 
     Inspector General has responsibilities under the Inspector 
     General Act of 1978. Each Inspector General covered by this 
     section shall report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate within 5 calendar 
     days any failures to comply with this requirement.

                                TITLE IX

        OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS/GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

                        Military Personnel, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Army'', 
     $1,948,648,000:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
     the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War 
     on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        Military Personnel, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Navy'', 
     $327,427,000:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
     the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War 
     on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Military Personnel, Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Marine 
     Corps'', $179,733,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     Military Personnel, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Military Personnel, Air 
     Force'', $705,706,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                        Reserve Personnel, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Army'', 
     $42,506,000:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        Reserve Personnel, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Navy'', 
     $11,929,000:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Reserve Personnel, Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Marine 
     Corps'', $3,764,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                      Reserve Personnel, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Reserve Personnel, Air 
     Force'', $20,535,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     National Guard Personnel, Army

       For an additional amount for ``National Guard Personnel, 
     Army'', $196,472,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  National Guard Personnel, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``National Guard Personnel, 
     Air Force'', $5,288,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

                    Operation and Maintenance, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Army'', $15,693,068,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                    Operation and Maintenance, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Navy'', $7,887,349,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Marine Corps'', $1,607,259,000:  Provided, That such amount 
     is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force'', $10,556,598,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Defense-Wide'', $6,476,649,000:  Provided, That of the funds 
     provided under this heading, not to exceed $920,000,000, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2018, shall be for 
     payments to reimburse key cooperating nations for logistical, 
     military, and other support, including access, provided to 
     United States military and stability operations in 
     Afghanistan and to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the 
     Levant:  Provided further, That such reimbursement payments 
     may be made in such amounts as the Secretary of Defense, with 
     the concurrence of the Secretary of State, and in 
     consultation with the Director of the Office of Management 
     and Budget, may determine, based on documentation determined 
     by the Secretary of Defense to adequately account for the 
     support provided, and such determination is final and 
     conclusive upon the accounting officers of the United States, 
     and 15 days following notification to the appropriate 
     congressional committees:  Provided further, That these funds 
     may be used for the purpose of providing specialized training 
     and procuring supplies and specialized equipment and 
     providing such supplies and loaning such equipment on a non-
     reimbursable basis to coalition forces supporting United 
     States military and stability operations in Afghanistan and 
     to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and 15 
     days following notification to the appropriate congressional 
     committees:  Provided further, That these funds may be used 
     to support the Government of Jordan, in such amounts as the 
     Secretary of Defense may determine, to enhance the ability of 
     the armed forces of Jordan to increase or sustain security 
     along its borders, upon 15 days prior written notification to 
     the congressional defense committees outlining the amounts 
     intended to be provided and the nature of the expenses 
     incurred:  Provided further, That of the funds provided under 
     this heading, not to exceed $750,000,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2018, shall be available to provide 
     support and assistance to foreign security forces or other 
     groups or individuals to conduct, support or facilitate 
     counterterrorism, crisis response, or other Department of 
     Defense security cooperation programs:  Provided further, 
     That of the funds provided under this heading, up to 
     $30,000,000 shall be for Operation Observant Compass:  
     Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense shall provide 
     quarterly reports to the congressional defense committees on 
     the use of funds provided in this paragraph:  Provided 
     further, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                Operation and Maintenance, Army Reserve

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Army Reserve'', $38,679,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                Operation and Maintenance, Navy Reserve

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Navy Reserve'', $26,265,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

            Operation and Maintenance, Marine Corps Reserve

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Marine Corps Reserve'', $3,304,000:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

              Operation and Maintenance, Air Force Reserve

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air Force Reserve'', $57,586,000:  Provided, That such amount 
     is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

             Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Army National Guard'',

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     $127,035,000:  Provided, That such amount is designated by 
     the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War 
     on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

             Operation and Maintenance, Air National Guard

       For an additional amount for ``Operation and Maintenance, 
     Air National Guard'', $20,000,000:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund

       For the ``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'', 
     $4,262,715,000, to remain available until September 30, 2018: 
      Provided, That such funds shall be available to the 
     Secretary of Defense, notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, for the purpose of allowing the Commander, Combined 
     Security Transition Command--Afghanistan, or the Secretary's 
     designee, to provide assistance, with the concurrence of the 
     Secretary of State, to the security forces of Afghanistan, 
     including the provision of equipment, supplies, services, 
     training, facility and infrastructure repair, renovation, 
     construction, and funding:  Provided further, That the 
     Secretary of Defense may obligate and expend funds made 
     available to the Department of Defense in this title for 
     additional costs associated with existing projects previously 
     funded with amounts provided under the heading ``Afghanistan 
     Infrastructure Fund'' in prior Acts:  Provided further, That 
     such costs shall be limited to contract changes resulting 
     from inflation, market fluctuation, rate adjustments, and 
     other necessary contract actions to complete existing 
     projects, and associated supervision and administration costs 
     and costs for design during construction:  Provided further, 
     That the Secretary may not use more than $50,000,000 under 
     the authority provided in this section:  Provided further, 
     That the Secretary shall notify in advance such contract 
     changes and adjustments in annual reports to the 
     congressional defense committees:  Provided further, That the 
     authority to provide assistance under this heading is in 
     addition to any other authority to provide assistance to 
     foreign nations:  Provided further, That contributions of 
     funds for the purposes provided herein from any person, 
     foreign government, or international organization may be 
     credited to this Fund, to remain available until expended, 
     and used for such purposes:  Provided further, That the 
     Secretary of Defense shall notify the congressional defense 
     committees in writing upon the receipt and upon the 
     obligation of any contribution, delineating the sources and 
     amounts of the funds received and the specific use of such 
     contributions:  Provided further, That the Secretary of 
     Defense shall, not fewer than 15 days prior to obligating 
     from this appropriation account, notify the congressional 
     defense committees in writing of the details of any such 
     obligation:  Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense 
     shall notify the congressional defense committees of any 
     proposed new projects or transfer of funds between budget 
     sub-activity groups in excess of $20,000,000:  Provided 
     further, That the United States may accept equipment procured 
     using funds provided under this heading in this or prior Acts 
     that was transferred to the security forces of Afghanistan 
     and returned by such forces to the United States:  Provided 
     further, That equipment procured using funds provided under 
     this heading in this or prior Acts, and not yet transferred 
     to the security forces of Afghanistan or transferred to the 
     security forces of Afghanistan and returned by such forces to 
     the United States, may be treated as stocks of the Department 
     of Defense upon written notification to the congressional 
     defense committees:  Provided further, That of the funds 
     provided under this heading, not less than $10,000,000 shall 
     be for recruitment and retention of women in the Afghanistan 
     National Security Forces, and the recruitment and training of 
     female security personnel:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                   Counter-ISIL Train and Equip Fund

       For the ``Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 
     Train and Equip Fund'', $980,000,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2018:  Provided, That such funds shall be 
     available to the Secretary of Defense in coordination with 
     the Secretary of State, to provide assistance, including 
     training; equipment; logistics support, supplies, and 
     services; stipends; infrastructure repair and renovation; and 
     sustainment, to foreign security forces, irregular forces, 
     groups, or individuals participating, or preparing to 
     participate in activities to counter the Islamic State of 
     Iraq and the Levant, and their affiliated or associated 
     groups:  Provided further, That these funds may be used, in 
     such amounts as the Secretary of Defense may determine, to 
     enhance the border security of nations adjacent to conflict 
     areas, including Jordan and Lebanon, resulting from actions 
     of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant:  Provided 
     further, That amounts made available under this heading shall 
     be available to provide assistance only for activities in a 
     country designated by the Secretary of Defense, in 
     coordination with the Secretary of State, as having a 
     security mission to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the 
     Levant, and following written notification to the 
     congressional defense committees of such designation:  
     Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense shall ensure 
     that prior to providing assistance to elements of any forces 
     or individuals, such elements or individuals are 
     appropriately vetted, including at a minimum, assessing such 
     elements for associations with terrorist groups or groups 
     associated with the Government of Iran; and receiving 
     commitments from such elements to promote respect for human 
     rights and the rule of law:  Provided further, That the 
     Secretary of Defense shall, not fewer than 15 days prior to 
     obligating from this appropriation account, notify the 
     congressional defense committees in writing of the details of 
     any such obligation:  Provided further, That the Secretary of 
     Defense may accept and retain contributions, including 
     assistance in-kind, from foreign governments, including the 
     Government of Iraq and other entities, to carry out 
     assistance authorized under this heading:  Provided further, 
     That contributions of funds for the purposes provided herein 
     from any foreign government or other entity may be credited 
     to this Fund, to remain available until expended, and used 
     for such purposes:  Provided further, That the Secretary of 
     Defense may waive a provision of law relating to the 
     acquisition of items and support services or sections 40 and 
     40A of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780 and 2785) 
     if the Secretary determines that such provision of law would 
     prohibit, restrict, delay or otherwise limit the provision of 
     such assistance and a notice of and justification for such 
     waiver is submitted to the congressional defense committees, 
     the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign Relations of the 
     Senate and the Committees on Appropriations and Foreign 
     Affairs of the House of Representatives:  Provided further, 
     That the United States may accept equipment procured using 
     funds provided under this heading, or under the heading, 
     ``Iraq Train and Equip Fund'' in prior Acts, that was 
     transferred to security forces, irregular forces, or groups 
     participating, or preparing to participate in activities to 
     counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and returned 
     by such forces or groups to the United States, may be treated 
     as stocks of the Department of Defense upon written 
     notification to the congressional defense committees:  
     Provided further, That equipment procured using funds 
     provided under this heading, or under the heading, ``Iraq 
     Train and Equip Fund'' in prior Acts, and not yet transferred 
     to security forces, irregular forces, or groups 
     participating, or preparing to participate in activities to 
     counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant may be 
     treated as stocks of the Department of Defense when 
     determined by the Secretary to no longer be required for 
     transfer to such forces or groups and upon written 
     notification to the congressional defense committees:  
     Provided further, That the Secretary of Defense shall provide 
     quarterly reports to the congressional defense committees on 
     the use of funds provided under this heading, including, but 
     not limited to, the number of individuals trained, the nature 
     and scope of support and sustainment provided to each group 
     or individual, the area of operations for each group, and the 
     contributions of other countries, groups, or individuals:  
     Provided further, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                              PROCUREMENT

                       Aircraft Procurement, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, 
     Army'', $313,171,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       Missile Procurement, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Missile Procurement, Army'', 
     $405,317,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

        Procurement of Weapons and Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Weapons and 
     Tracked Combat Vehicles, Army'', $395,944,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2019:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                    Procurement of Ammunition, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, 
     Army'', $290,670,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                        Other Procurement, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Army'', 
     $1,343,010,000, to remain

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     available until September 30, 2019:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                       Aircraft Procurement, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, 
     Navy'', $367,930,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       Weapons Procurement, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Weapons Procurement, Navy'', 
     $8,600,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

            Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, 
     Navy and Marine Corps'', $65,380,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2019:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                        Other Procurement, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Navy'', 
     $99,786,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       Procurement, Marine Corps

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Marine Corps'', 
     $118,939,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Aircraft Procurement, Air 
     Force'', $927,249,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                     Missile Procurement, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Missile Procurement, Air 
     Force'', $235,095,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  Procurement of Ammunition, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement of Ammunition, 
     Air Force'', $273,345,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated 
     by the Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global 
     War on Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                      Other Procurement, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Other Procurement, Air 
     Force'', $3,529,456,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2019:  Provided, That such amount is designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                       Procurement, Defense-Wide

       For an additional amount for ``Procurement, Defense-Wide'', 
     $244,184,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

              National Guard and Reserve Equipment Account

       For procurement of rotary-wing aircraft; combat, tactical 
     and support vehicles; other weapons; and other procurement 
     items for the reserve components of the Armed Forces, 
     $750,000,000, to remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019:  Provided, That the Chiefs of National 
     Guard and Reserve components shall, not later than 30 days 
     after enactment of this Act, individually submit to the 
     congressional defense committees the modernization priority 
     assessment for their respective National Guard or Reserve 
     component:  Provided further, That none of the funds made 
     available by this paragraph may be used to procure manned 
     fixed wing aircraft, or procure or modify missiles, 
     munitions, or ammunition:  Provided further, That such amount 
     is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army

       For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
     and Evaluation, Army'', $100,522,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2018:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

            Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy

       For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
     and Evaluation, Navy'', $78,323,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2018:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

         Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air Force

       For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
     and Evaluation, Air Force'', $67,905,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2018:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

        Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Defense-Wide

       For an additional amount for ``Research, Development, Test 
     and Evaluation, Defense-Wide'', $159,919,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2018:  Provided, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

                     Defense Working Capital Funds

       For an additional amount for ``Defense Working Capital 
     Funds'', $140,633,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         Defense Health Program

       For an additional amount for ``Defense Health Program'', 
     $331,764,000, which shall be for operation and maintenance:  
     Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

         Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense

       For an additional amount for ``Drug Interdiction and 
     Counter-Drug Activities, Defense'', $215,333,000:  Provided, 
     That such amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas 
     Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985.

                  Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the ``Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund'', 
     $339,472,000, to remain available until September 30, 2019:  
     Provided, That such funds shall be available to the Secretary 
     of Defense, notwithstanding any other provision of law, for 
     the purpose of allowing the Director of the Joint Improvised-
     Threat Defeat Organization to investigate, develop and 
     provide equipment, supplies, services, training, facilities, 
     personnel and funds to assist United States forces in the 
     defeat of improvised explosive devices:  Provided further, 
     That the Secretary of Defense may transfer funds provided 
     herein to appropriations for military personnel; operation 
     and maintenance; procurement; research, development, test and 
     evaluation; and defense working capital funds to accomplish 
     the purpose provided herein:  Provided further, That this 
     transfer authority is in addition to any other transfer 
     authority available to the Department of Defense:  Provided 
     further, That the Secretary of Defense shall, not fewer than 
     5 days prior to making transfers from this appropriation, 
     notify the congressional defense committees in writing of the 
     details of any such transfer:  Provided further, That such 
     amount is designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                    Office of the Inspector General

       For an additional amount for the ``Office of the Inspector 
     General'', $22,062,000:  Provided, That such amount is 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

       Sec. 9001.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     funds made available in this title are in addition to amounts 
     appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department 
     of Defense for fiscal year 2017.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 9002.  Upon the determination of the Secretary of 
     Defense that such action is necessary in the national 
     interest, the Secretary may, with the approval of the Office

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     of Management and Budget, transfer up to $2,500,000,000 
     between the appropriations or funds made available to the 
     Department of Defense in this title:  Provided, That the 
     Secretary shall notify the Congress promptly of each transfer 
     made pursuant to the authority in this section:  Provided 
     further, That the authority provided in this section is in 
     addition to any other transfer authority available to the 
     Department of Defense and is subject to the same terms and 
     conditions as the authority provided in section 8005 of this 
     Act.
       Sec. 9003.  Supervision and administration costs and costs 
     for design during construction associated with a construction 
     project funded with appropriations available for operation 
     and maintenance or the ``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'' 
     provided in this Act and executed in direct support of 
     overseas contingency operations in Afghanistan, may be 
     obligated at the time a construction contract is awarded:  
     Provided, That, for the purpose of this section, supervision 
     and administration costs and costs for design during 
     construction include all in-house Government costs.
       Sec. 9004.  From funds made available in this title, the 
     Secretary of Defense may purchase for use by military and 
     civilian employees of the Department of Defense in the United 
     States Central Command area of responsibility: (1) passenger 
     motor vehicles up to a limit of $75,000 per vehicle; and (2) 
     heavy and light armored vehicles for the physical security of 
     personnel or for force protection purposes up to a limit of 
     $450,000 per vehicle, notwithstanding price or other 
     limitations applicable to the purchase of passenger carrying 
     vehicles.
       Sec. 9005.  Not to exceed $5,000,000 of the amounts 
     appropriated by this title under the heading ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Army'' may be used, notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, to fund the Commanders' Emergency Response 
     Program (CERP), for the purpose of enabling military 
     commanders in Afghanistan to respond to urgent, small-scale, 
     humanitarian relief and reconstruction requirements within 
     their areas of responsibility:  Provided, That each project 
     (including any ancillary or related elements in connection 
     with such project) executed under this authority shall not 
     exceed $2,000,000:  Provided further, That not later than 45 
     days after the end of each 6 months of the fiscal year, the 
     Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a report regarding the source of funds and 
     the allocation and use of funds during that 6-month period 
     that were made available pursuant to the authority provided 
     in this section or under any other provision of law for the 
     purposes described herein:  Provided further, That, not later 
     than 30 days after the end of each fiscal year quarter, the 
     Army shall submit to the congressional defense committees 
     quarterly commitment, obligation, and expenditure data for 
     the CERP in Afghanistan:  Provided further, That, not less 
     than 15 days before making funds available pursuant to the 
     authority provided in this section or under any other 
     provision of law for the purposes described herein for a 
     project with a total anticipated cost for completion of 
     $500,000 or more, the Secretary shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a written notice containing 
     each of the following:
       (1) The location, nature and purpose of the proposed 
     project, including how the project is intended to advance the 
     military campaign plan for the country in which it is to be 
     carried out.
       (2) The budget, implementation timeline with milestones, 
     and completion date for the proposed project, including any 
     other CERP funding that has been or is anticipated to be 
     contributed to the completion of the project.
       (3) A plan for the sustainment of the proposed project, 
     including the agreement with either the host nation, a non-
     Department of Defense agency of the United States Government 
     or a third-party contributor to finance the sustainment of 
     the activities and maintenance of any equipment or facilities 
     to be provided through the proposed project.
       Sec. 9006.  Funds available to the Department of Defense 
     for operation and maintenance may be used, notwithstanding 
     any other provision of law, to provide supplies, services, 
     transportation, including airlift and sealift, and other 
     logistical support to allied forces participating in a 
     combined operation with the armed forces of the United States 
     and coalition forces supporting military and stability 
     operations in Afghanistan and to counter the Islamic State of 
     Iraq and the Levant:  Provided, That the Secretary of Defense 
     shall provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense 
     committees regarding support provided under this section.
       Sec. 9007.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this or any other Act shall be obligated or 
     expended by the United States Government for a purpose as 
     follows:
       (1) To establish any military installation or base for the 
     purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United 
     States Armed Forces in Iraq.
       (2) To exercise United States control over any oil resource 
     of Iraq.
       (3) To establish any military installation or base for the 
     purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United 
     States Armed Forces in Afghanistan.
       Sec. 9008.  None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be used in contravention of the following laws enacted or 
     regulations promulgated to implement the United Nations 
     Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or 
     Degrading Treatment or Punishment (done at New York on 
     December 10, 1984):
       (1) Section 2340A of title 18, United States Code.
       (2) Section 2242 of the Foreign Affairs Reform and 
     Restructuring Act of 1998 (division G of Public Law 105-277; 
     112 Stat. 2681-822; 8 U.S.C. 1231 note) and regulations 
     prescribed thereto, including regulations under part 208 of 
     title 8, Code of Federal Regulations, and part 95 of title 
     22, Code of Federal Regulations.
       (3) Sections 1002 and 1003 of the Department of Defense, 
     Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes 
     in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 
     (Public Law 109-148).
       Sec. 9009.  None of the funds provided for the 
     ``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'' (ASFF) may be obligated 
     prior to the approval of a financial and activity plan by the 
     Afghanistan Resources Oversight Council (AROC) of the 
     Department of Defense:  Provided, That the AROC must approve 
     the requirement and acquisition plan for any service 
     requirements in excess of $50,000,000 annually and any non-
     standard equipment requirements in excess of $100,000,000 
     using ASFF:  Provided further, That the Department of Defense 
     must certify to the congressional defense committees that the 
     AROC has convened and approved a process for ensuring 
     compliance with the requirements in the preceding proviso and 
     accompanying report language for the ASFF.
       Sec. 9010.  Funds made available in this title to the 
     Department of Defense for operation and maintenance may be 
     used to purchase items having an investment unit cost of not 
     more than $250,000:  Provided, That, upon determination by 
     the Secretary of Defense that such action is necessary to 
     meet the operational requirements of a Commander of a 
     Combatant Command engaged in contingency operations overseas, 
     such funds may be used to purchase items having an investment 
     item unit cost of not more than $500,000.
       Sec. 9011.  From funds made available to the Department of 
     Defense in this title under the heading ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Air Force'', up to $60,000,000 may be used by 
     the Secretary of Defense, notwithstanding any other provision 
     of law, to support United States Government transition 
     activities in Iraq by funding the operations and activities 
     of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq and security 
     assistance teams, including life support, transportation and 
     personal security, and facilities renovation and 
     construction, and site closeout activities prior to returning 
     sites to the Government of Iraq:  Provided, That to the 
     extent authorized under the National Defense Authorization 
     Act for Fiscal Year 2017, the operations and activities that 
     may be carried out by the Office of Security Cooperation in 
     Iraq may, with the concurrence of the Secretary of State, 
     include non-operational training activities in support of 
     Iraqi Minister of Defense and Counter Terrorism Service 
     personnel in an institutional environment to address 
     capability gaps, integrate processes relating to 
     intelligence, air sovereignty, combined arms, logistics and 
     maintenance, and to manage and integrate defense-related 
     institutions:  Provided further, That not later than 30 days 
     following the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense 
     and the Secretary of State shall submit to the congressional 
     defense committees a plan for transitioning any such training 
     activities that they determine are needed after the end of 
     fiscal year 2017, to existing or new contracts for the sale 
     of defense articles or defense services consistent with the 
     provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et 
     seq.):  Provided further, That, not less than 15 days before 
     making funds available pursuant to the authority provided in 
     this section, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the 
     congressional defense committees a written notice containing 
     a detailed justification and timeline for the operations and 
     activities of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq at 
     each site where such operations and activities will be 
     conducted during fiscal year 2017:  Provided further, That 
     amounts made available by this section are designated by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.
       Sec. 9012.  Up to $500,000,000 of funds appropriated by 
     this Act for the Defense Security Cooperation Agency in 
     ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' may 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. 9013.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     under the heading ``Counter-ISIL Train and Equip Fund'' may 
     be used to procure or transfer man-portable air defense 
     systems.
       Sec. 9014.  For the ``Ukraine Security Assistance 
     Initiative'', $150,000,000 is hereby appropriated, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2017:  Provided, That such 
     funds shall be available to the Secretary of Defense, in 
     coordination with the Secretary of State, to provide 
     assistance, including training; equipment; lethal weapons of 
     a defensive nature; logistics support, supplies and services; 
     sustainment; and intelligence support to the military and 
     national security forces of Ukraine, and for replacement of 
     any weapons or defensive articles provided to the Government 
     of Ukraine from the inventory of the United States:  Provided 
     further, That the Secretary of Defense shall, not less than 
     15 days prior to obligating funds provided under

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     this heading, notify the congressional defense committees in 
     writing of the details of any such obligation:  Provided 
     further, That the United States may accept equipment procured 
     using funds provided under this heading in this or prior Acts 
     that was transferred to the security forces of Ukraine and 
     returned by such forces to the United States:  Provided 
     further, That equipment procured using funds provided under 
     this heading in this or prior Acts, and not yet transferred 
     to the military or National Security Forces of Ukraine or 
     returned by such forces to the United States, may be treated 
     as stocks of the Department of Defense upon written 
     notification to the congressional defense committees:  
     Provided further, That amounts made available by this section 
     are designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985.
       Sec. 9015.  Funds appropriated in this title shall be 
     available for replacement of funds for items provided to the 
     Government of Ukraine from the inventory of the United States 
     to the extent specifically provided for in section 9014 of 
     this Act.
       Sec. 9016.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     under section 9014 for ``Assistance and Sustainment to the 
     Military and National Security Forces of Ukraine'' may be 
     used to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems.
       Sec. 9017. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this Act under the heading ``Operation and 
     Maintenance, Defense-Wide'' for payments under section 1233 
     of Public Law 110-181 for reimbursement to the Government of 
     Pakistan may be made available unless the Secretary of 
     Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, 
     certifies to the congressional defense committees that the 
     Government of Pakistan is--
       (1) cooperating with the United States in counterterrorism 
     efforts against the Haqqani Network, the Quetta Shura 
     Taliban, Lashkar e-Tayyiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, Al Qaeda, and 
     other domestic and foreign terrorist organizations, including 
     taking steps to end support for such groups and prevent them 
     from basing and operating in Pakistan and carrying out cross 
     border attacks into neighboring countries;
       (2) not supporting terrorist activities against United 
     States or coalition forces in Afghanistan, and Pakistan's 
     military and intelligence agencies are not intervening extra-
     judicially into political and judicial processes in Pakistan;
       (3) dismantling improvised explosive device (IED) networks 
     and interdicting precursor chemicals used in the manufacture 
     of IEDs;
       (4) preventing the proliferation of nuclear-related 
     material and expertise;
       (5) implementing policies to protect judicial independence 
     and due process of law;
       (6) issuing visas in a timely manner for United States 
     visitors engaged in counterterrorism efforts and assistance 
     programs in Pakistan; and
       (7) providing humanitarian organizations access to 
     detainees, internally displaced persons, and other Pakistani 
     civilians affected by the conflict.
       (b) The Secretary of Defense, in coordination with the 
     Secretary of State, may waive the restriction in subsection 
     (a) on a case-by-case basis by certifying in writing to the 
     congressional defense committees that it is in the national 
     security interest to do so:  Provided, That if the Secretary 
     of Defense, in coordination with the Secretary of State, 
     exercises such waiver authority, the Secretaries shall report 
     to the congressional defense committees on both the 
     justification for the waiver and on the requirements of this 
     section that the Government of Pakistan was not able to meet: 
      Provided further, That such report may be submitted in 
     classified form if necessary.

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 9018.  In addition to amounts otherwise made available 
     in this Act, $500,000,000 is hereby appropriated to the 
     Department of Defense and made available for transfer only to 
     the operation and maintenance, military personnel, and 
     procurement accounts, to improve the intelligence, 
     surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities of the 
     Department of Defense:  Provided, That the transfer authority 
     provided in this section is in addition to any other transfer 
     authority provided elsewhere in this Act:  Provided further, 
     That not later than 30 days prior to exercising the transfer 
     authority provided in this section, the Secretary of Defense 
     shall submit a report to the congressional defense committees 
     on the proposed uses of these funds:  Provided further, That 
     the funds provided in this section may not be transferred to 
     any program, project, or activity specifically limited or 
     denied by this Act:  Provided further, That amounts made 
     available by this section are designated by the Congress for 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism 
     pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget 
     and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985:  Provided further, 
     That the authority to provide funding under this section 
     shall terminate on September 30, 2017.
       Sec. 9019.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     may be used with respect to Syria in contravention of the War 
     Powers Resolution (50 U.S.C. 1541 et seq.), including for the 
     introduction of United States armed or military forces into 
     hostilities in Syria, into situations in Syria where imminent 
     involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the 
     circumstances, or into Syrian territory, airspace, or waters 
     while equipped for combat, in contravention of the 
     congressional consultation and reporting requirements of 
     sections 3 and 4 of that law (50 U.S.C. 1542 and 1543).
       Sec. 9020.  None of the funds in this Act may be made 
     available for the transfer of additional C-130 cargo aircraft 
     to the Afghanistan National Security Forces or the 
     Afghanistan Air Force until the Department of Defense 
     provides a report to the congressional defense committees of 
     the Afghanistan Air Force's medium airlift requirements. The 
     report should identify Afghanistan's ability to utilize and 
     maintain existing medium lift aircraft in the inventory and 
     the best alternative platform, if necessary, to provide 
     additional support to the Afghanistan Air Force's current 
     medium airlift capacity.

                             (rescissions)

       Sec. 9021.  Of the funds appropriated in Department of 
     Defense Appropriations Acts, the following funds are hereby 
     rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the 
     specified amounts:  Provided, That such amounts are 
     designated by the Congress for Overseas Contingency 
     Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to section 
     251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985:
       ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, DSCA Coalition 
     Support Fund'', 2016/2017, $300,000,000;
       ``Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund'', 2016/2017, 
     $200,000,000;
       ``Afghanistan Security Forces Fund'', 2016/2017, 
     $150,000,000; and
       ``Other Procurement, Air Force'', 2016/2018, $169,000,000.

                              (rescission)

       Sec. 9022.  Of the funds appropriated in Department of 
     Defense Appropriations Acts, the following funds are hereby 
     rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the 
     specified amounts:  Provided, That amounts rescinded pursuant 
     to this section that were previously designated by the 
     Congress for contingency operations directly related to the 
     global war on terrorism pursuant to section 3(c)(2) of H. 
     Res. 5 (112th Congress) and as an emergency requirement 
     pursuant to section 403(a) of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th 
     Congress) are designated by the Congress for Overseas 
     Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism pursuant to 
     section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985:
       ``Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide: Coalition 
     Support Funds'', XXXX, $11,524,000.
       Sec. 9023. (a) The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle 
     Fund provided for by section 123 of Public Law 110-92 (121 
     Stat. 992) is hereby terminated, effective as of the date of 
     the enactment of this Act.
       (b) Any unobligated balances in the Mine Resistant Ambush 
     Protected Vehicle Fund as of the date of the enactment of 
     this Act shall, notwithstanding any provision of subchapter 
     IV of chapter 15 of title 31, United States Code, or the 
     procedures under such subchapter, be deposited in the 
     Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
       Sec. 9024.  Each amount designated in this Act by the 
     Congress for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on 
     Terrorism pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the 
     Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 
     shall be available (or rescinded, if applicable) only if the 
     President subsequently so designates all such amounts and 
     transmits such designations to the Congress.
       This Act may be cited as the ``Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 2017''.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from New Jersey (Mr. 
Frelinghuysen) and the gentleman from Indiana (Mr. Visclosky) each will 
control 30 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from New Jersey.


                             General Leave

  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all 
Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their 
remarks and include extraneous material on H.R. 1301, and that I may 
include tabular material on the same.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from New Jersey?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present H.R. 1301, the Defense 
Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017.
  In total, this bill provides $577.9 billion in funding for the 
Department of Defense: $516.1 billion in discretionary funding and 
$61.8 billion in overseas contingency operations and global war on 
terrorism funding.
  When combined with the funding provided in the continuing resolution 
supplemental enacted in December, total defense funding for fiscal year 
2017 equals $584 billion, consistent with the top line provided in the 
National Defense Authorization Act, and $10.9 billion more than fiscal 
year 2016 levels.
  Mr. Speaker, strengthening our national security and rebuilding our 
military starts today, with this agreement,

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the first step after years of cutbacks. Our Armed Forces and 
intelligence community are currently operating under a continuing 
resolution, which denies them stability and predictability, both of 
which they have not had for many years.
  H.R. 1301 provides that stability, removing defense funding from 
under continuing resolution autopilot, preventing further damage to our 
national defense and providing additional support for our men and women 
in uniform and their families.
  Our troops serve with honor in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, South Korea, 
Japan, across the Baltics, the Sinai, and Africa on the ground, in the 
air, and aboard ships across the globe doing the work of freedom.
  Mr. Speaker, this agreement rejects the troop reductions proposed by 
the previous administration, providing for increased end-strength 
levels authorized by the NDAA: 1.3 million Active Duty troops and 
813,000 National Guard and Reserve troops, all of whom work as one 
team.
  Our bill also fully funds the authorized 2.1 percent pay raise and 
provides increased funding for Defense Health Programs to ensure full 
care for all of our warfighters, their families, and military retirees.
  This agreement also ensures that our Armed Forces have the training 
and equipment they need to conduct successful missions. Funding is 
increased for key readiness programs that prepare and train our troops 
and that modernize essential military installations. It reverses the 
previous administration's cuts to procurement, providing for additional 
production of state-of-the-art aircraft and ships.
  In addition, we enhance cyber and ISR programs, or intelligence, 
surveillance and reconnaissance programs, capabilities our combatant 
commanders badly need.
  This reflects congressional priorities. We took into account the 
views of each and every Member who worked with us throughout the 
process. This is a bipartisan, bicameral agreement that deserves the 
support of the House.
  I thank Chairwoman Kay Granger for her efforts in bringing this bill 
to the floor today and for taking over the leadership of the Defense 
Subcommittee in January.
  I also thank the subcommittee's ranking member, Mr. Visclosky, for 
his contributions to this bill and the earlier bill. He has been an 
excellent partner throughout this process, and I am grateful for our 
continued strong working relationship.
  In addition, I commend Nita Lowey, the ranking member of the full 
committee, for her partnership and commitment to completing all of our 
appropriations work.
  Lastly, I thank the staff of the subcommittee that is behind me, both 
minority and majority, as well as our personal offices and the full 
Appropriations Committee for their tireless work putting this bill 
together.
  In particular, I would like to acknowledge Will Smith and David 
Pomerantz, the outgoing staff directors for the Appropriations 
Committee, both majority and minority, in this remarkable committee. 
Both have made immeasurable contributions to the Appropriations 
Committee in this institution, and we are indebted for their service. 
We thank both of them and wish them both the best.
  Mr. Speaker, today our Nation faces a dangerous and unpredictable 
world. At the same time, our Armed Forces are struggling to have our 
soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines fully trained and ready to meet 
every conceivable threat. That important work to address that critical 
situation starts with this bill.
  Mr. Speaker, I urge support of the agreement, and I reserve the 
balance of my time.

 EXPLANATORY STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY MR. FRELINGHUYSEN, CHAIRMAN OF THE 
         HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS REGARDING H.R. 1301

       The following is an explanation of the effects of this Act, 
     which makes appropriations for the Department of Defense for 
     fiscal year 2017. Unless otherwise noted, references to the 
     House and Senate reports are to House Report 114-577 and 
     Senate Report 114-263, respectively. The language contained 
     in the House and Senate reports warrant full compliance and 
     carry the same weight as language included in this 
     explanatory statement unless specifically addressed to the 
     contrary in the bill or this explanatory statement. While 
     repeating some language from the House or Senate reports for 
     emphasis, this explanatory statement does not intend to 
     negate the language referred to above unless expressly 
     provided herein.


              DEFINITION OF PROGRAM, PROJECT, AND ACTIVITY

       For the purposes of the Balanced Budget and Emergency 
     Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 99-177), as amended 
     by the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control 
     Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (Public Law 100-119), and by the 
     Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-508), the 
     terms ``program, project, and activity'' for appropriations 
     contained in this Act shall be defined as the most specific 
     level of budget items identified in the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 2017, the related classified annexes and 
     explanatory statements, and the P-1 and R-1 budget 
     justification documents as subsequently modified by 
     congressional action.
       The following exception to the above definition shall 
     apply: the military personnel and the operation and 
     maintenance accounts, for which the term ``program, project, 
     and activity'' is defined as the appropriations accounts 
     contained in the Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
       At the time the President submits the budget request for 
     fiscal year 2018, the Secretary of Defense is directed to 
     transmit to the congressional defense committees budget 
     justification documents to be known as the ``M-1'' and the 
     ``O-1'' which shall identify, at the budget activity, 
     activity group, and sub-activity group level, the amounts 
     requested by the President to be appropriated to the 
     Department of Defense for military personnel and operation 
     and maintenance in any budget request, or amended budget 
     request, for fiscal year 2018.


                         REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidance for acquisition accounts as 
     specified in the report accompanying the House version of the 
     Department of Defense Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 
     2008 (House Report 110-279). For operation and maintenance 
     accounts, the Secretary of Defense shall continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidelines specified in the conference 
     report accompanying H.R. 3222, the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 2008. The dollar threshold for 
     reprogramming funds shall remain at $10,000,000 for military 
     personnel; $15,000,000 for operation and maintenance; 
     $20,000,000 for procurement; and $10,000,000 for research, 
     development, test and evaluation.
       Also, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
     directed to continue to provide the congressional defense 
     committees annual DD Form 1416 reports for titles I and II 
     and quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports for 
     Service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
     this Act. Reports for titles III and IV shall comply with 
     guidance specified in the explanatory statement accompanying 
     the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The 
     Department shall continue to follow the limitation that prior 
     approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
     dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or 
     research, development, test and evaluation line, whichever is 
     less. These thresholds are cumulative from the base for 
     reprogramming value as modified by any adjustments. 
     Therefore, if the combined value of transfers into or out of 
     a military personnel (M-1), an operation and maintenance (O-
     1), a procurement (P-1), or a research, development, test and 
     evaluation (R-1) line exceeds the identified threshold, the 
     Secretary of Defense must submit a prior approval 
     reprogramming to the congressional defense committees. In 
     addition, guidelines on the application of prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for congressional special interest 
     items are established elsewhere in this statement.


                           FUNDING INCREASES

       The funding increases outlined in the tables for each 
     appropriation account shall be provided only for the specific 
     purposes indicated in the tables.


                  CONGRESSIONAL SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided or 
     items for which funding is specifically reduced as shown in 
     the project level tables or in paragraphs using the phrase 
     ``only for'' or ``only to'' are congressional special 
     interest items for the purpose of the Base for Reprogramming 
     (DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be carried on the DD 
     Form 1414 at the stated amount, as specifically addressed in 
     the explanatory statement.


                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

       Adjustments to classified programs are addressed in the 
     accompanying classified annex.


                  BUDGET LIAISON SUPPORT TO THE HOUSE 
                   AND SENATE DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS 
                             SUBCOMMITTEES

       The House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees 
     rely heavily on offices within the Comptroller organizations 
     of the military departments and the Office of the Secretary 
     of Defense to conduct their oversight responsibilities and 
     make funding recommendations for the Department of Defense. 
     Established in the 1970s in accordance with a recommendation 
     of the Blue Ribbon Defense Panel, these offices facilitate 
     the appropriate flow of information between the House and 
     Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees and the 
     Comptroller of the respective department or agency. In the 
     early 1990s, the House and Senate Defense Appropriations 
     Subcommittees restated the

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     support these organizations provide to the Committees and 
     noted that ``while the various offices of legislative affairs 
     offer great assistance to DoD and the Congress, they do not 
     provide the expertise and the direct relationship to the 
     Comptroller organizations which are essential to the 
     effective communication between DoD and the Committees on 
     Appropriations.''
       Further, the explanatory statement accompanying the 
     Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 echoed the 
     imperative to maintain the existing liaison structure to 
     achieve the highest level of communication and trust between 
     the Department of Defense and the House and Senate Defense 
     Appropriations Subcommittees.
       The House and Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittees 
     repeat this support for the budget liaison organizations and 
     reiterate previously stated concerns that efforts to 
     incorporate these organizations into the military and Office 
     of the Secretary of Defense legislative affairs offices would 
     be deleterious to the appropriations process and to the 
     utility of the budget liaison operation. Therefore, the 
     agreement retains a provision in title II of this Act from 
     previous years that prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
     plan or implement the consolidation of a budget or 
     appropriations liaison office of the Office of the Secretary 
     of Defense, the office of the Secretary of a military 
     department, or the Service headquarters of one of the Armed 
     Forces into a legislative affairs or legislative liaison 
     office.


                         CYBERSPACE ACTIVITIES

       The agreement fully funds the fiscal year 2017 base budget 
     requirement of $6,734,000,000 for the Army, Navy, Marine 
     Corps, Air Force, and the defense agencies cyberspace 
     activities, an increase of $992,000,000 over the fiscal year 
     2016 enacted level.
       While the Service and defense-wide budget justification 
     material, as well as the Department of Defense classified 
     cyberspace activities information technology investments 
     budget justification materials, provide some level of detail, 
     much of the funding is encompassed within larger programs and 
     funding lines, which limits visibility and congressional 
     oversight of requested funding for cyberspace activities 
     specifically.
       Beginning in fiscal year 2018, the Department of Defense 
     Chief Information Officer is directed to modify the 
     cyberspace activities exhibit in order to provide increased 
     visibility and clarity into the cyberspace activities funding 
     requirements and changes to funding requirements from the 
     previous fiscal year enacted levels, to segregate civilian 
     and military pay, and to provide a crosswalk between the 
     cyberspace activities justification books and the Services 
     and defense-wide budget justification material.
       Further, in order to provide additional clarity and to 
     enhance oversight, the Department of Defense Chief 
     Information Officer, in coordination with the Under Secretary 
     of Defense (Comptroller) and the Service Secretaries, is 
     directed to conduct a review of the budget justification 
     material and provide a proposal to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees not later than September 1, 2017, 
     for how to clearly delineate the Department of Defense cyber 
     investment activities requested in the operation and 
     maintenance, procurement, and research, development, test and 
     evaluation accounts as part of the budget justification 
     material beginning with the fiscal year 2019 budget 
     submission. The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) and 
     the Chief Information Officer are encouraged to consider 
     establishing a unique cyber sub-activity group for operation 
     and maintenance accounts and individual cost codes, projects, 
     or program elements for procurement and research, 
     development, test and evaluation accounts as part of this 
     review.
       The Department of Defense cyberspace activities table 
     provided shows the amount of funding provided to each Service 
     and defense-wide account in fiscal years 2016 and 2017. 
     Funding appropriated therein may be used only for cyberspace 
     activities as defined by the classified cyberspace activities 
     information technology investment budget request for fiscal 
     year 2017. The Secretary of Defense is directed to use normal 
     prior approval reprogramming procedures to transfer funding 
     out of any operation and maintenance, procurement, or 
     research, development, test and evaluation accounts as 
     identified in the table titled ``Department of Defense 
     Cyberspace Activities'' for any purpose other than cyberspace 
     activities. The Department of Defense Chief Information 
     Officer shall submit to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Committees two reports not later than May 30, 2017, and 
     November 30, 2017, which provide the mid-year and end of 
     fiscal year financial obligation and execution data for 
     cyberspace activities of each year.
       This language replaces the language included under the 
     heading ``Cyberspace Operations'' in House Report 114-577.

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                  QUARTERLY CYBER OPERATIONS BRIEFING

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to provide quarterly 
     briefings to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees 
     on all offensive and significant defensive military 
     operations in cyberspace carried out by the Department of 
     Defense not later than 30 days after the end of each fiscal 
     quarter.

                      TITLE I--MILITARY PERSONNEL

       The agreement provides $128,725,978,000 in Title I, 
     Military Personnel. The agreement on items addressed by 
     either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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                                   SUMMARY OF MILITARY PERSONNEL END STRENGTH
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 Fiscal Year 2017
                                                                ------------------------------------------------
                                                    Fiscal year                                         Change
                                                        2016       Budget                   Change       from
                                                     authorized    request    Final bill     from       fiscal
                                                                                            request    year 2016
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Active Forces (End Strength)
    Army..........................................      475,000     460,000      476,000      16,000       1,000
    Navy..........................................      329,200     322,900      323,900       1,000      -5,300
    Marine Corps..................................      184,000     182,000      185,000       3,000       1,000
    Air Force.....................................      320,715     317,000      321,000       4,000         285
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Active Forces........................    1,308,915   1,281,900    1,305,900      24,000      -3,015
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
Guard and Reserve Forces (End Strength)
    Army Reserve..................................      198,000     195,000      199,000       4,000       1,000
    Navy Reserve..................................       57,400      58,000       58,000       - - -         600
    Marine Corps Reserve..........................       38,900      38,500       38,500       - - -        -400
    Air Force Reserve.............................       69,200      69,000       69,000       - - -        -200
    Army National Guard...........................      342,000     335,000      343,000       8,000       1,000
    Air National Guard............................      105,500     105,700      105,700       - - -         200
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Selected Reserve.....................      811,000     801,200      813,200      12,000       2,200
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
Total, Military Personnel.........................    2,119,915   2,083,100    2,119,100      36,000        -815
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                                 SUMMARY OF GUARD AND RESERVE FULL-TIME STRENGTH
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                                                                                 Fiscal Year 2017
                                                                ------------------------------------------------
                                                    Fiscal year                                         Change
                                                        2016       Budget                   Change       from
                                                     authorized    request    Final bill     from       fiscal
                                                                                            request    year 2016
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Army Reserve:
    AGR...........................................       16,261      16,261       16,261       - - -       - - -
    Technicians...................................        7,395       7,570        7,570       - - -         175
Navy Reserve:
    AR............................................        9,934       9,955        9,955       - - -          21
Marine Corps Reserve:
    AR............................................        2,260       2,261        2,261       - - -           1
Air Force Reserve:
    AGR...........................................        3,032       2,955        2,955       - - -         -77
    Technicians...................................        9,814      10,061       10,061       - - -         247
Army National Guard:
    AGR...........................................       30,770      30,155       30,155       - - -        -615
    Technicians...................................       26,099      25,507       25,507       - - -        -592
Air National Guard
    AGR...........................................       14,748      14,764       14,764       - - -          16
    Technicians...................................       22,104      22,103       22,103       - - -          -1
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
Totals:
    AGR/AR........................................       77,005      76,351       76,351       - - -        -654
    Technicians...................................       65,412      65,241       65,241       - - -        -171
                                                   -------------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Full-Time Support..................      142,417     141,592      141,592       - - -        -825
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                      military personnel overview

       The agreement provides the resources required for an 
     additional 24,000 active forces and 12,000 selected reserve 
     forces, as authorized by current law and above the requested 
     end strength levels, in order to meet operational needs for 
     fiscal year 2017. The agreement also provides the funding 
     necessary to support a 2.1 percent pay raise for all military 
     personnel, as authorized, effective January 1, 2017.


         reprogramming guidance for military personnel accounts

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to submit the Base for 
     Reprogramming (DD Form 1414) for each of the fiscal year 2017 
     appropriations accounts not later than 60 days after the 
     enactment of this Act. The Secretary of Defense is prohibited 
     from executing any reprogramming or transfer of funds for any 
     purpose other than originally appropriated until the 
     aforementioned report is submitted to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees.
       The Secretary of Defense is directed to use the normal 
     prior approval reprogramming procedures to transfer funds in 
     the Services' military personnel accounts between budget 
     activities in excess of $10,000,000.


               military personnel special interest items

       Items for which additional funds have been provided or have 
     been specifically reduced as shown in the project level 
     tables or in paragraphs using the phrase ``only for'' or 
     ``only to'' in the explanatory statement are congressional 
     special interest items for the purpose of the Base for 
     Reprogramming (DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be 
     carried on the DD Form 1414 at the stated amount as 
     specifically addressed in the explanatory statement. Below 
     Threshold Reprogrammings may not be used to either restore or 
     reduce funding from congressional special interest items as 
     identified on the DD Form 1414.


                             military bands

       Military bands honor and celebrate warfighters, promote 
     patriotism during community events, inspire servicemembers, 
     and enhance efforts to recruit and retain troops. Band 
     engagements play an important support role for national 
     security and joint operations, opening diplomatic doors for 
     political and military discussions while building trust and 
     confidence with foreign military and civilian authorities. 
     However, the activities of military bands must not detract 
     from the core competencies of the military. The Secretary of 
     Defense should review opportunities to ensure that only the 
     critical functions of military bands are supported while 
     minimizing impacts on funding for essential readiness, 
     military personnel, modernization, and research and 
     development activities.

                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        MILITARY PERSONNEL, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                    MILITARY PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS

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     Senate is as follows:

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                     MILITARY PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        RESERVE PERSONNEL, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                    RESERVE PERSONNEL, MARINE CORPS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                      RESERVE PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                     NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                  NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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                  TITLE II--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

       The agreement provides $167,603,260,000 in Title II, 
     Operation and Maintenance. The agreement on items addressed 
     by either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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     REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ACCOUNTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to submit the Base for 
     Reprogramming (DD Form 1414) for each of the fiscal year 2017 
     appropriation accounts not later than 60 days after the 
     enactment of this Act. The Secretary of Defense is prohibited 
     from executing any reprogramming or transfer of funds for any 
     purpose other than originally appropriated until the 
     aforementioned report is submitted to the House and Senate 
     Appropriations Committees.
       The Secretary of Defense is directed to use the normal 
     prior approval reprogramming procedures to transfer funds in 
     the Services' operation and maintenance accounts between O-1 
     budget activities in excess of $15,000,000. In addition, the 
     Secretary of Defense should follow prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for transfers in excess of 
     $15,000,000 out of the following budget sub-activities:
       Army:
       Maneuver units
       Modular support brigades
       Land forces operations support
       Force readiness operations support
       Land forces depot maintenance
       Base operations support
       Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
       Navy:
       Mission and other flight operations
       Aircraft depot maintenance
       Mission and other ship operations
       Ship depot maintenance
       Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
       Marine Corps:
       Depot maintenance
       Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
       Air Force:
       Primary combat forces
       Combat enhancement forces
       Operating forces depot maintenance
       Facilities sustainment, restoration, and modernization
       Mobilization depot maintenance
       Training and recruiting depot maintenance
       Administration and service-wide depot maintenance
       Air Force Reserve:
       Depot maintenance
       Air National Guard:
       Depot maintenance
       Additionally, the Secretary of Defense should follow prior 
     approval reprogramming procedures for transfers in excess of 
     $15,000,000 into the following budget sub-activity:
       Operation and Maintenance, Army National Guard:
       Other personnel support/recruiting and advertising
       With respect to Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide, 
     proposed transfers of funds to or from the levels specified 
     for defense agencies in excess of $15,000,000 shall be 
     subject to prior approval reprogramming procedures.


            OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided or have 
     been specifically reduced as shown in the project level 
     tables or in paragraphs using the phrase ``only for'' or 
     ``only to'' in the explanatory statement are congressional 
     special interest items for the purpose of the Base for 
     Reprogramming (DD Form 1414). Each of these items must be 
     carried on the DD Form 1414 at the stated amount as 
     specifically addressed in the explanatory statement. Below 
     Threshold Reprogrammings may not be used to either restore or 
     reduce funding from congressional special interest items as 
     identified on the DD Form 1414.


                               READINESS

       The agreement provides additional readiness funds for the 
     Services within the operation and maintenance accounts. This 
     funding shall be used only to improve military readiness, 
     including increased training, depot maintenance, and base 
     operations support. None of the funding provided may be used 
     for recruiting, marketing, or advertising programs. The 
     funding provided is a congressional special interest item. 
     The Secretary of Defense and the Service Secretaries are 
     directed to submit a detailed spending plan by sub-activity 
     group to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees not 
     less than 30 days prior to the obligation of these funds. 
     These transfers may be implemented 30 days after 
     congressional notification unless an objection is received 
     from either the House or Senate Appropriations Committees.


                  ENERGY INDEPENDENCE AND SECURITY ACT

       The agreement does not include a provision included in the 
     House-passed version of H.R. 5293 that referenced the Energy 
     Independence and Security Act of 2007. It is noted that the 
     enforcement of section 526 of the Energy Independence and 
     Security Act of 2007 may lead to higher fuel costs for 
     federal fleets in the absence of competitively priced new 
     generation fuels that emit fewer emissions. In carrying out 
     this statute, the Secretary of Defense and the Service 
     Secretaries should work to ensure that costs associated with 
     fuel purchases necessary to carry out their respective 
     missions should be minimized to the greatest extent possible.


                           CIVILIAN PAY RAISE

       Although the agreement does not include additional funds 
     specifically for the civilian pay increase from 1.6 percent 
     to 2.1 percent, sufficient funding is available within the 
     appropriations accounts to fully fund the increase due to 
     assets created by the civilian hiring freeze and the extended 
     length of H.R. 2028, theFurther Continuing and Security 
     Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017.


                       AQUEOUS FILM FORMING FOAM

       The use of the fire-extinguishing agent Aqueous Film 
     Forming Foam (AFFF) by the Department of Defense has been 
     linked to elevated levels of perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) 
     on military bases and in neighboring communities. According 
     to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the 
     National Institutes of Health, PFCs have adverse impacts on 
     human health. The Navy and Air Force have begun remediation 
     of PFC contamination. The Secretary of Defense is encouraged 
     to require all Services to establish procedures for prompt 
     and cost-effective remediation. In addition, the Secretary of 
     Defense is directed to submit a report to the congressional 
     defense committees not later than 120 days after the 
     enactment of this Act that assesses the number of formerly 
     used and current military installations where AFFF was or is 
     currently used and the impact of PFC contaminated drinking 
     water on surrounding communities. The report should also 
     include plans for prompt community notification of such 
     contamination, when the contamination was detected, and the 
     procedures for timely remediation.

                    OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                     READINESS COST ASSESSMENT TOOL

       The recently published Naval Aviation Vision 2016-2025 
     offered strong support for the Readiness Cost Assessment 
     Tool, which is the first phase of the Proficiency 
     Optimization initiative. In lieu of the reporting requirement 
     in House Report 114-577, the Secretary of the Navy is 
     directed to submit a report to the congressional defense 
     committees not later than 60 days after the enactment of this 
     Act that describes the Naval Aviation Enterprise Proficiency 
     Optimization initiative, the current funding profile, and the 
     potential to accelerate or streamline the program strategy.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, MARINE CORPS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                    BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION SYSTEMS

       The agreement fully funds the budget request for the 
     Department of Defense to develop, replace, and sustain 
     federal government security and suitability background 
     investigation technology systems. In lieu of the language 
     included under this heading in House Report 114-577, the 
     Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency is 
     directed to submit a progress report to the congressional 
     defense committees not later than 90 days after the enactment 
     of this Act, and semiannually thereafter, that includes the 
     information technology development and implementation plan, 
     associated timeline with milestones, costs for each phase of 
     implementation, anticipated outyear costs, personnel 
     structure, and any other significant issues related to the 
     establishment and sustainment of a new federal government 
     background information technology system housed within the 
     Department of Defense.

                OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, ARMY RESERVE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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     Senate is as follows:

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       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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        The agreement on items addressed by either the House or 
     the Senate is as follows:

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     the Senate is as follows:

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  NATIONAL GUARD STATE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMLANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM

       For more than twenty years, the National Guard State 
     Partnership Program (SPP) has been successfully building 
     unique security relationships with more than 75 nations 
     around the globe. To build on the success of this program, 
     the agreement recommends that the Chief of the National Guard 
     Bureau encourage the enhancement of individual language 
     skills and prioritize language school appointments of 
     soldiers and airmen within the program to help further 
     strengthen these international relationships. Additionally, 
     servicemembers of the National Guard that participate in, and 
     are from states with units assigned to state partnership 
     activities should strive to attend language schools, both 
     defense-sponsored and otherwise; obtain computer-assisted 
     language-learning software; and use international visits 
     through the SPP as a means of language skill immersion.

             OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE, AIR NATIONAL GUARD

        The agreement on items addressed by either the House or 
     the Senate is as follows:

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          UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ARMED FORCES

        The agreement provides $14,194,000 for the United States 
     Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, ARMY

        The agreement provides $170,167,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Army.

                    ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, NAVY

        The agreement provides $289,262,000, an increase of 
     $7,500,000 above the budget request, for Environmental 
     Restoration, Navy.

                  ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, AIR FORCE

        The agreement provides $371,521,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Air Force.

                ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

        The agreement provides $9,009,000 for Environmental 
     Restoration, Defense-Wide.

         ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION, FORMERLY USED DEFENSE SITES

        The agreement provides $222,084,000, an increase of 
     $25,000,000 above the budget request, for Environmental 
     Restoration, Formerly Used Defense Sites.

             OVERSEAS HUMANITARIAN, DISASTER, AND CIVIC AID

        The agreement provides $123,125,000, an increase of 
     $18,000,000 above the budget request, for Overseas 
     Humanitarian, Disaster, and Civic Aid. Specifically, 
     $3,000,000 is a general increase and $15,000,000 is for South 
     China Sea Regional Engagement.

                  COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION ACCOUNT

       The agreement provides $325,604,000 for the Cooperative 
     Threat Reduction Account, as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Budget request
                                                            Final bill
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Strategic Offensive Arms Elimination....          11,791          11,791
Chemical Weapons Destruction............           2,942           2,942
Biological Threat Reduction.............         213,984         213,984
Threat Reduction Engagement.............           2,000           2,000
Other Assessments/Admin Costs...........          27,279          27,279
Global Nuclear Security.................          16,899          16,899
WMD Proliferation Prevention............          50,709          50,709
                                         -------------------------------
    TOTAL, COOPERATIVE THREAT REDUCTION          325,604         325,604
     ACCOUNT............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         TITLE III--PROCUREMENT

       The agreement provides $108,426,827,000 in Title III, 
     Procurement. The agreement on items addressed by either the 
     House or the Senate is as follows:

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            REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR ACQUISITION ACCOUNTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidance as specified in the report 
     accompanying the House version of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2008 (House Report 110-
     279). Specifically, the dollar threshold for reprogramming 
     funds shall remain at $20,000,000 for procurement and 
     $10,000,000 for research, development, test and evaluation.
       Also, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
     directed to continue to provide the congressional defense 
     committees quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports 
     for Service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
     this Act. Reports for titles III and IV shall comply with the 
     guidance specified in the explanatory statement accompanying 
     the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The 
     Department shall continue to follow the limitation that prior 
     approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
     dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or 
     research, development, test and evaluation line, whichever is 
     less. These thresholds are cumulative from the base for 
     reprogramming value as modified by any adjustments. 
     Therefore, if the combined value of transfers into or out of 
     a procurement (P-1) or research, development, test and 
     evaluation (R-1) line exceeds the identified threshold, the 
     Secretary of Defense must submit a prior approval 
     reprogramming to the congressional defense committees. In 
     addition, guidelines on the application of prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for congressional special interest 
     items are established elsewhere in this statement.


                           FUNDING INCREASES

       The funding increases outlined in these tables shall be 
     provided only for the specific purposes indicated in the 
     tables.


                   PROCUREMENT SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided as 
     shown in the project level tables or in paragraphs using the 
     phrase ``only for'' or ``only to'' in the explanatory 
     statement are congressional special interest items for the 
     purpose of the Base for Reprogramming (DD Form 1414). Each of 
     these items must be carried on the DD Form 1414 at the stated 
     amount as specifically addressed in the explanatory 
     statement.


       JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS AND CONTRACTING

       Throughout the fiscal year 2017 budget review process, the 
     Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Joint Program Office provided 
     insufficient justification and incomplete information in an 
     untimely manner. It is imperative that requested information 
     is received promptly for proper congressional oversight of 
     this major defense acquisition program.
       It is understood that the Secretary of Defense is reviewing 
     potential alternative management structures for the JSF 
     program as directed by the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328). This review will 
     provide an opportunity to improve communication between the 
     JSF Program Executive Officer (PEO), the Services, and the 
     congressional defense committees to ensure the program's 
     funding requirements are fully understood, communicated, and 
     justified.
       Additionally, there is concern that the number of F-35s 
     enacted in annual Department of Defense Appropriations Acts 
     are not being placed on contract by the JSF PEO in a timely 
     manner. Four F-35s included in the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations Act, 2015 and 13 F-35s included in the 
     Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 were not part 
     of their respective low rate initial production (LRIP) 
     contracts due to the PEO's contracting strategy. 
     Specifically, only four F-35Cs were included on LRIPs 9 and 
     10, rather than the ten F-35Cs enacted in the Department of 
     Defense Appropriations Acts, 2015 and 2016, impeding 
     production efficiencies. The agreement directs the JSF PEO to 
     use a contracting approach that would award all aircraft 
     included in each Department of Defense Appropriations Act on 
     the respective production contract for that fiscal year. The 
     agreement includes funding for 74 F-35 aircraft. The JSF PEO 
     is directed to brief the congressional defense committees not 
     later than 45 days after the enactment of this Act on the 
     contracting strategy for these aircraft.

                       AIRCRAFT PROCUREMENT, ARMY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                 UH-72 LAKOTA LIGHT UTILITY HELICOPTER

       The agreement provides $187,000,000 to procure 28 UH-72 
     Lakota Light Utility Helicopters for the Army in support of 
     ongoing mission requirements at the Army Aviation Center of 
     Excellence at Fort Rucker, the Combat Training Centers, and 
     the Army Test and Evaluation Center. The agreement notes that 
     this investment is consistent with previous appropriations 
     and was included in the Army's unfunded priority list. The 
     Secretary of the Army is encouraged to request funding for 
     UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to address ongoing 
     mission requirements in future budget submissions.

                       MISSILE PROCUREMENT, ARMY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, ARMY

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                       WEAPONS PROCUREMENT, NAVY

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                   SHIPBUILDING AND CONVERSION, NAVY

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                      ddg-51 flight IIa destroyers

       The Navy currently is procuring DDG-51 Flight IIA 
     destroyers under a fiscal year 2013 to fiscal year 2017 
     multi-year procurement shipbuilding contract awarded in June 
     2013, as authorized by section 8010 of Public Law 113-6. 
     Additionally, the Navy is addressing increasing ballistic and 
     cruise missile threats through the development and 
     acquisition of an Air and Missile Defense Radar, which is 
     planned for integration on the DDG-51 class of ships through 
     an engineering change proposal, resulting in a new Flight III 
     configuration. However, a recent Government Accountability 
     Office report (GAO 16-613) details concerns regarding a lack 
     of sufficient acquisition and limited detail design knowledge 
     to support the Navy's current Flight III procurement 
     strategy. Further concerns remain regarding the full costs of 
     DDG-51 Flight III destroyers. Therefore, the Secretary of the 
     Navy should award and complete the additional DDG-51 ship, 
     fully funded in fiscal years 2016 and 2017, as an additional 
     DDG-51 Flight IIA ship. The Secretary of the Navy is directed 
     to expeditiously award this ship construction contract.


               polar icebreaker recapitalization project

       The Navy and the Coast Guard are collaborating to refine 
     requirements and an acquisition strategy for procurement of 
     an affordable polar icebreaker. This collaboration continues 
     to refine program costs and requirements in an effort to 
     award a detailed design and construction contract for the 
     lead ship in fiscal year 2019. The agreement supports this 
     effort and provides $150,000,000 in advance procurement 
     funding to buy long-lead time material for the program's 
     initial ship. The Coast Guard is encouraged to budget for 
     follow-on efforts.

                        OTHER PROCUREMENT, NAVY

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     Senate is as follows:

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                      SPACE PROCUREMENT, AIR FORCE

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     Senate is as follows:

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     Senate is as follows:

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                    DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT PURCHASES

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
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DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT PURCHASES..             44,065             64,065
    Program increase..............  .................             20,000
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    TOTAL, DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT              44,065             64,065
     PURCHASES....................
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          TITLE IV--RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

       The agreement provides $72,301,587,000 in Title IV, 
     Research, Development, Test and Evaluation. The agreement on 
     items addressed by either the House or the Senate is as 
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            REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR ACQUISITION ACCOUNTS

       The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to follow 
     the reprogramming guidance as specified in the report 
     accompanying the House version of the Department of Defense 
     Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2008 (House Report 110-
     279). Specifically, the dollar threshold for reprogramming 
     funds shall remain at $20,000,000 for procurement and 
     $10,000,000 for research, development, test and evaluation.
       Also, the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is 
     directed to continue to provide the congressional defense 
     committees quarterly, spreadsheet-based DD Form 1416 reports 
     for Service and defense-wide accounts in titles III and IV of 
     this Act. Reports for titles III and IV shall comply with the 
     guidance specified in the explanatory statement accompanying 
     the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2006. The 
     Department shall continue to follow the limitation that prior 
     approval reprogrammings are set at either the specified 
     dollar threshold or 20 percent of the procurement or 
     research, development, test and evaluation line, whichever is 
     less. These thresholds are cumulative from the base for 
     reprogramming value as modified by any adjustments. 
     Therefore, if the combined value of transfers into or out of 
     a procurement (P-1) or research, development, test and 
     evaluation (R-1) line exceeds the identified threshold, the 
     Secretary of Defense must submit a prior approval 
     reprogramming to the congressional defense committees. In 
     addition, guidelines on the application of prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures for congressional special interest 
     items are established elsewhere in this statement.


                           FUNDING INCREASES

       The funding increases outlined in these tables shall be 
     provided only for the specific purposes indicated in the 
     tables.


   RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION SPECIAL INTEREST ITEMS

       Items for which additional funds have been provided as 
     shown in the project level tables or in paragraphs using the 
     phrase ``only for'' or ``only to'' in the explanatory 
     statement are congressional special interest items for the 
     purpose of the Base for Reprogramming (DD Form 1414). Each of 
     these items must be carried on the DD Form 1414 at the stated 
     amount as specifically addressed in the explanatory 
     statement.


              JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER FOLLOW-ON MODERNIZATION

       The Joint Strike Fighter Program Executive Officer is 
     directed to comply with the reporting requirement included 
     under the heading ``Joint Strike Fighter Follow-on 
     Modernization'' in Senate Report 114-263. The Secretary of 
     Defense is not required to comply with the reporting 
     requirement included under the heading ``Joint Strike Fighter 
     Follow-on Development'' in House Report 114-577.

            RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, ARMY

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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     Senate is as follows:

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                           STANDARD MISSILE-6

       The agreement includes $120,561,000, as requested, for 
     Standard Missile-6 (SM-6) improvements. It is understood that 
     the Navy's top priority for the SM-6 research, development, 
     test and evaluation program in fiscal year 2017 is the 
     completion of program of record flight tests and achieving 
     full operational capability for the SM-6 Block I. The 
     Secretary of the Navy is encouraged to prioritize funding 
     allocations accordingly.

         RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, AIR FORCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                        LONG RANGE STRIKE BOMBER

       The Inspector General of the Department of Defense is 
     directed to conduct an evaluation and submit a report as 
     described under this heading in Senate Report 114-263 not 
     later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act. In 
     addition, the agreement designates the long range strike 
     bomber program as a congressional special interest item for 
     purposes of transfer of funds and prior approval 
     reprogramming procedures.


     JOINT SURVEILLANCE TARGET ATTACK RADAR SYSTEM RECAPITALIZATION

       The agreement includes a provision that prohibits the 
     obligation or expenditure of funds provided for the Joint 
     Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS) 
     recapitalization program on pre-milestone B activities after 
     March 31, 2018. The agreement fully funds the request of 
     $128,019,000 for the program, of which only $68,000,000 is 
     required to conclude sufficient progress on radar risk 
     reduction activities. The Secretary of the Air Force should 
     apply the remaining funds to other risk reduction activities 
     and the source selection process to accelerate entry into the 
     engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) phase of the 
     program.
       The Secretary of the Air Force and the Under Secretary of 
     Defense (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) are directed 
     to provide a briefing to the congressional defense committees 
     not later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act on a 
     compressed acquisition schedule and funding profile for the 
     JSTARS recapitalization program to achieve initial 
     operational capability and full operational capability as 
     early as possible. The briefing shall detail the schedule for 
     the EMD phase including source selection and contract award 
     for EMD.

        RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE-WIDE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                       RAPID PROTOTYPING PROGRAM

       The agreement includes $100,000,000 for a rapid prototyping 
     program. The Secretary of Defense is directed to brief the 
     House and Senate Appropriations Committees on a plan for 
     execution 20 days prior to transfer or obligation of any 
     funds for this program.

                OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION, DEFENSE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
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                                      Budget request       Final bill
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OPERATIONAL TEST AND EVALUATION...             78,047             78,047
LIVE FIRE TESTING.................             48,316             48,316
OPERATIONAL TEST ACTIVITIES AND                52,631             60,631
 ANALYSIS.........................
    Program increase--threat        .................              8,000
     resource analysis............
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TOTAL, OPERATIONAL TEST AND                   178,994            186,994
 EVALUATION, DEFENSE..............
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                TITLE V--REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

       The agreement provides $1,511,613,000 in Title V, Revolving 
     and Management Funds. The agreement on items addressed by 
     either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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                     DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUNDS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
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WORKING CAPITAL FUND, ARMY........             56,469            196,469
    Program increase--arsenal       .................            140,000
     initiative...................
WORKING CAPITAL FUND, AIR FORCE...             63,967             63,967
WORKING CAPITAL FUND, DEFENSE-WIDE             37,132             37,132
DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUND, DECA          1,214,045          1,214,045
                                   -------------------------------------
    TOTAL, DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL          1,371,613          1,511,613
     FUNDS........................
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             TITLE VI--OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

       The agreement provides $35,615,831,000 in Title VI, Other 
     Department of Defense Programs. The agreement on items 
     addressed by either the House or the Senate is as follows:

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                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

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     Senate is as follows:

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         REPROGRAMMING GUIDANCE FOR THE DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

       Concerns remain regarding the transfer of funds from the 
     In-House Care budget sub-activity to pay for contractor-
     provided medical care. To limit such transfers and improve 
     oversight within the Defense Health Program operation and 
     maintenance account, the agreement includes a provision which 
     caps the funds available for Private Sector Care under the 
     TRICARE program subject to prior approval reprogramming 
     procedures. The provision and accompanying explanatory 
     statement language should not be interpreted as limiting the 
     amount of funds that may be transferred to the In-House Care 
     budget sub-activity from other budget sub-activities within 
     the Defense Health Program. In addition, funding for the In-
     House Care budget sub-activity continues to be designated as 
     a congressional special interest item. Any transfer of funds 
     from the In-House Care budget sub-activity into the Private 
     Sector Care budget sub-activity or any other budget sub-
     activity requires the Secretary of Defense to follow prior 
     approval reprogramming procedures for operation and 
     maintenance funds.
       The Secretary of Defense is directed to provide written 
     notification to the congressional defense committees of 
     cumulative transfers in excess of $10,000,000 out of the 
     Private Sector Care budget sub-activity not later than 
     fifteen days after such a transfer. Furthermore, the 
     Secretary of Defense is directed to provide a report to the 
     congressional defense committees not later than 30 days after 
     the enactment of this Act that delineates transfers of funds 
     in excess of $10,000,000, and the dates any transfers 
     occurred, from the Private Sector Care budget sub-activity to 
     any other budget sub-activity groups for fiscal year 2016.
       The Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) is 
     directed to provide quarterly reports to the congressional 
     defense committees on budget execution data for all of the 
     Defense Health Program budget activities and to adequately 
     reflect changes to the budget activities requested by the 
     Services in future budget submissions.


                 PEER-REVIEWED CANCER RESEARCH PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $60,000,000 for the peer-reviewed 
     cancer research program to research cancers not addressed in 
     the breast, prostate, ovarian, kidney, and lung cancer 
     research programs.
       The funds provided in the peer-reviewed cancer research 
     program are directed to be used to conduct research in the 
     following areas: bladder cancer, brain cancer, colorectal 
     cancer, immunotherapy, listeria-based regimens for cancer, 
     liver cancer, lymphoma, melanoma and other skin cancers, 
     mesothelioma, neuroblastoma, pancreatic cancer, pediatric 
     brain tumors, stomach cancer, and cancer in children, 
     adolescents, and young adults.
       The reports directed under this heading in House Report 
     114-577 and Senate Report 114-263 are still required.


                 PEER-REVIEWED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $300,000,000 for a peer-reviewed 
     medical research program. The Secretary of Defense, in 
     conjunction with the Service Surgeons General, is directed to 
     select medical research projects of clear scientific merit 
     and direct relevance to military health. Research areas 
     considered under this funding are restricted to the following 
     areas: acute lung injury, antimicrobial resistance, 
     arthritis, burn pit exposure, chronic migraine and post-
     traumatic headache, congenital heart disease, constrictive 
     bronchiolitis, diabetes, diarrheal diseases, dystonia, early 
     trauma thermal regulation, eating disorders, emerging 
     infectious diseases, epidermolysis bullosa, focal segmental 
     glomerulosclerosis, Fragile X, Guillain-Barre syndrome, 
     hepatitis B and C, hereditary angioedema, hydrocephalus, 
     immunomonitoring of intestinal transplants, inflammatory 
     bowel diseases, influenza, integrative medicine, interstitial 
     cystitis, malaria, metals toxicology, mitochondrial disease, 
     musculoskeletal disorders, nanomaterials for bone 
     regeneration, non-opioid pain management, pancreatitis, 
     pathogen-inactivated dried cryoprecipitate, polycystic kidney 
     disease, post-traumatic osteoarthritis, pulmonary fibrosis, 
     respiratory health, Rett syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, 
     scleroderma, sleep disorders, spinal muscular atrophy, 
     sustained-release drug delivery, tinnitus, tuberculosis, 
     vaccine development for infectious disease, vascular 
     malformations, and women's heart disease. The additional 
     funding provided under the peer-reviewed medical research 
     program shall be devoted only to the purposes listed above.


                    ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM

       Concerns remain with the progress being made by the 
     Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to fully develop, 
     procure, and deploy an interoperable electronic health record 
     solution. The two systems must be completely and meaningfully 
     interoperable, and the Under Secretary of Defense 
     (Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics) is encouraged to 
     focus on the overall goal of seamless compatibility between 
     the two Departments' electronic health record systems.
       For the necessary oversight of this important program, the 
     Program Executive Officer (PEO) for the Defense Healthcare 
     Management Systems (DHMS) is directed to provide quarterly 
     reports to the congressional defense committees and the 
     Government Accountability Office on the cost and schedule of 
     the program, to include milestones, knowledge points, and 
     acquisition timelines, as well as quarterly obligation 
     reports. These reports should also include any changes to the 
     deployment timeline, including benchmarks, for full operating 
     capability; any refinements to the cost estimate for full 
     operating capability and the total lifecycle cost of the 
     program; an assurance that the acquisition strategy will 
     comply with the acquisition rules, requirements, guidelines, 
     and systems acquisition management practices of the federal 
     government; the status of the effort to achieve 
     interoperability between the electronic health record systems 
     of the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs, including 
     the scope, cost, schedule, mapping to health data standards, 
     and performance benchmarks of the interoperable record; and 
     the progress toward developing, implementing, and fielding 
     the interoperable electronic health record throughout the two 
     Departments' medical facilities.
       The PEO DHMS is directed to continue briefing the House and 
     Senate Appropriations Committees on a quarterly basis, 
     coinciding with the report submission. Given that full 
     deployment of the new electronic health record is not 
     scheduled until fiscal year 2022, the Department of Defense 
     is expected to continue working on interim modifications and 
     enhancements to the current system to improve 
     interoperability in the near-term. Additionally, the PEO DHMS 
     is directed to provide written notification to the House and 
     Senate Appropriations Committees prior to obligating any 
     contract, or combination of contracts, for electronic health 
     record systems in excess of $5,000,000.
       Additionally, the Director of the Interagency Program 
     Office is directed to continue to provide quarterly briefings 
     on standards development, how those standards are being 
     incorporated by the two Departments, and the progress of 
     interoperability to the House and Senate Appropriations 
     Subcommittees for Defense and Military Construction, Veterans 
     Affairs, and Related Agencies. In an effort to ensure 
     government-wide accountability, the PEO DHMS, in coordination 
     with the appropriate personnel of the Department of Veterans 
     Affairs, is directed to provide the Federal Chief Information 
     Officer of the United States with monthly updates on progress 
     made by the two Departments to reach interoperability and 
     modernize their respective electronic health records.

           CHEMICAL AGENTS AND MUNITIONS DESTRUCTION, DEFENSE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Budget request       Final bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.........            147,282            119,985
    Recovered chemical warfare      .................            -10,997
     materiel project excess to
     need.........................
    Recovered chemical warfare      .................            -16,300
     materiel project Panama
     operations ahead of need.....
PROCUREMENT.......................             15,132             15,132
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND               388,609            388,609
 EVALUATION.......................
                                   -------------------------------------
        TOTAL, CHEMICAL AGENTS AND            551,023            523,726
         MUNITIONS DESTRUCTION,
         DEFENSE..................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

         DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Budget request       Final bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
COUNTER-NARCOTICS SUPPORT.........            730,087            626,087
    Transfer to National Guard      .................            -99,000
     counter-drug program.........
    Transfer to National Guard      .................             -5,000
     counter-drug schools.........
DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM.....            114,713            118,713
    Young Marines--drug demand      .................              4,000
     reduction....................
NATIONAL GUARD COUNTER-DRUG                         0            234,000
 PROGRAM..........................
    Transfer from counter-          .................             99,000
     narcotics support............
    Program increase..............  .................            135,000
NATIONAL GUARD COUNTER-DRUG                         0             20,000
 SCHOOLS..........................
    Transfer from counter-          .................              5,000
     narcotics support............
    Program increase..............  .................             15,000
                                   -------------------------------------
        TOTAL, DRUG INTERDICTION              844,800            998,800
         AND COUNTER-DRUG
         ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE......
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  


                  JOINT URGENT OPERATIONAL NEEDS FUND

       The agreement does not recommend funding for the Joint 
     Urgent Operational Needs Fund.
  


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:
  


                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Budget request       Final bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE.........            318,882            308,882
    Overestimation of civilian                                   -10,000
     full-time equivalents........
RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND                 3,153              3,153
 EVALUATION.......................
                                   -------------------------------------
    TOTAL, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR            322,035            312,035
     GENERAL......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

  



       OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL QUARTERLY END STRENGTH REPORTS

       The Department of Defense Inspector General is directed to 
     provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense 
     committees on civilian personnel end strength not later than 
     15 days after the end of each fiscal quarter.

                      TITLE VII--RELATED AGENCIES

       The agreement provides $1,029,596,000 in Title VII, Related 
     Agencies. The agreement on items addressed by either the 
     House or the Senate is as follows:

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                            CLASSIFIED ANNEX

       Adjustments to classified programs are addressed in a 
     separate, detailed, and comprehensive classified annex. The 
     Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and other 
     organizations are expected to fully comply with the 
     recommendations and directions in the classified annex 
     accompanying the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 
     2017.

   CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY SYSTEM FUND

       The agreement provides $514,000,000 for the Central 
     Intelligence Agency Retirement and Disability Fund.

               INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT

       The agreement provides $515,596,000, a decrease of 
     $18,000,000 below the budget request, for the Intelligence 
     Community Management Account.

                     TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

       The agreement incorporates general provisions from the 
     House and Senate versions of the bill which were not amended. 
     Those general provisions that were addressed in the agreement 
     are as follows:
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides general transfer authority not to exceed 
     $4,500,000,000. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which identifies tables as Explanation of Project Level 
     Adjustments. The Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides for the establishment of a baseline for the 
     application of reprogramming and transfer authorities for the 
     current fiscal year. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which places restrictions on multi-year procurement 
     contracts. The House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding management of civilian personnel of the Department 
     of Defense. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which restricts the use of funds to support any 
     nonappropriated funds activity that procures malt beverages 
     and wine. The House bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which provides for the transfer of funds for Mentor-Protege 
     Programs. The House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding limitations on the use of funds to purchase anchor 
     and mooring chains. The Senate bill contained no similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which makes funds available to maintain competitive rates at 
     the arsenals. The House bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to demilitarize or dispose 
     of certain small firearms. The Senate bill contained a 
     similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding incentive payments authorized by the Indian 
     Financing Act of 1974. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides funding from various appropriations for the 
     Civil Air Patrol Corporation. The Senate bill contained a 
     similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funding from being used to establish new 
     Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and 
     Development Centers with certain limitations. The Senate bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to disestablish, close, 
     downgrade from host to extension center, or place a Senior 
     Reserve Officers' Training Corps program on probation. The 
     Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which makes permanent the authority for the Defense 
     Intelligence Agency to use funds provided in this Act for the 
     provisioning of information systems. The House bill contained 
     a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding mitigation of environmental impacts on Indian lands 
     resulting from Department of Defense activities. The Senate 
     bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which places restrictions on the use of funds to consolidate 
     or relocate any element of the Air Force Rapid Engineer 
     Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer. The 
     House bill contained no similar provision.


                             (RESCISSIONS)

       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     recommending rescissions and provides for the rescission of 
     $2,002,622,000. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision. The rescissions agreed to are:

 
 
 
2015 Appropriations:
    Aircraft Procurement, Army:
        Network and mission plan......................       $15,000,000
    Other Procurement, Army:
        Family of heavy tactical vehicles.............        13,210,000
        Army CA/MISO GPF equipment....................         4,585,000
        Information systems...........................         5,250,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Navy:
        P-8A Poseidon.................................        50,000,000
        EA-18G........................................        38,000,000
    Weapons Procurement, Navy:
        Cruiser modernization weapons.................         4,000,000
        Tomahawk......................................         5,000,000
        HARM mods.....................................         2,933,000
    Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps
        LRLAP 6 inch long range attack projectile.....        43,600,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force:
        HC-130J.......................................        18,000,000
        MC-130J.......................................        12,000,000
        MQ-1 mods.....................................         2,000,000
        MQ-9 depot activation.........................        25,000,000
    Other Procurement, Air Force:
        Classified programs...........................        25,500,000
2016 Appropriations:
    Aircraft Procurement, Army:
        UH-60 Blackhawk M model (MYP)--AP.............        34,594,000
    Procurement of Ammunition, Army:
        Demolition munitions, all types...............         5,000,000
    Other Procurement, Army:
        Joint light tactical vehicle..................         6,100,000
        Generators and associated equipment...........        53,000,000
        Information systems...........................        25,000,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Navy:
        F-35 CV.......................................         6,755,000
    Weapons Procurement, Navy:
        Sidewinder....................................         5,307,000
    Procurement of Ammunition, Navy and Marine Corps:
        155MM long range land attack projectile.......         2,100,000
        Non lethals...................................         3,868,000
        81mm, all types...............................         1,000,000
    Shipbuilding and Conversion, Navy:
        DDG-51........................................        50,000,000
        LPD-17........................................        14,906,000

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        LX (R) (AP-CY)................................       236,000,000
    Other Procurement, Navy:
        AQS-20A.......................................        10,810,000
        Remote minehunting system.....................        44,247,000
        Surface combatant HM&E........................         1,317,000
    Aircraft Procurement, Air Force:
        F-35--AP......................................        47,000,000
        C-130J--AP....................................        20,000,000
        HC-130J.......................................        12,500,000
        KC-46A tanker.................................       197,700,000
        KC-135 block 40/45 installs...................         9,000,000
        KC-135 post production support................         1,500,000
        MC-130J.......................................        28,500,000
        Other production changes......................        67,000,000
    Missile Procurement, Air Force:
        Classified programs...........................        34,700,000
    Space Procurement, Air Force:
        Evolved expendable launch vehicle.............       100,000,000
    Other Procurement, Air Force:
        Comsec equipment..............................        10,000,000
        Combat training ranges........................        10,000,000
        Night vision goggles..........................         1,569,000
        Classified programs...........................        34,800,000
    Procurement, Defense-Wide:
        Classified programs...........................         2,600,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Army:
        Joint light tactical vehicle..................         5,893,000
        Concepts experimentation......................         2,253,000
        Information technology development............        16,700,000
        Manpower, personnel, training advanced                 2,500,000
         technology...................................
        Tactical command and control hardware and              6,056,000
         software.....................................
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Navy:
        Tactical combat training system II............         9,219,000
        Tactical AIM missiles.........................        22,000,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation, Air
     Force:
        Ground based strategic deterrent..............        18,000,000
        KC-46.........................................       375,300,000
        Nuclear weapons modernization.................        27,000,000
        Integrated Personnel and Pay System...........        26,000,000
        Minuteman squadrons...........................        22,000,000
        Tactical AIM missiles.........................         7,600,000
        Airborne Warning and Control System...........         9,000,000
        Classified programs...........................        47,650,000
    Research, Development, Test and Evaluation,
     Defense-Wide:
        Defense technology offset.....................        51,500,000
        Advanced IT services joint program office.....        10,000,000
        Classified programs...........................         3,000,000
 

       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which restricts procurement of ball and roller bearings other 
     than those produced by a domestic source and of domestic 
     origin. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits the use of funds to retire or divest RQ-4 
     Global Hawk aircraft. The House bill contained no similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     placing restrictions on funding for competitively bid space 
     launch services. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides funding to the United Service Organizations 
     and the Red Cross. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits funds from being used to modify Fleet Forces 
     Command command and control relationships. The House bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which restricts funding for repairs and maintenance of 
     military housing units. The Senate bill contained no similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which directs that up to $1,000,000 from Operation and 
     Maintenance, Navy shall be available for transfer to the John 
     C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development Trust Fund. 
     The House bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which places restrictions on the transfer to any 
     nongovernmental entity certain ammunition held by the 
     Department of Defense. The House bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits funds from being used to separate the 
     National Intelligence Program from the Department of Defense 
     budget. The House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides a grant to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     related to funding for the Israeli Cooperative Defense 
     programs. The Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which reduces funding due to favorable foreign exchange 
     rates. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which provides funds for the Asia Pacific Regional Initiative 
     Program for the purpose of enabling the Pacific Command to 
     execute Theater Security Cooperation activities. The House 
     bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits changes to the Army Contracting Command-New 
     Jersey without prior notification. The Senate bill contained 
     no similar provision.


                              (RESCISSION)

       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     recommending a rescission and provides for a rescission of 
     $531,000,000 from the Defense Workforce Acquisition Fund. The 
     House bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits the use of funds to violate the Child Soldier 
     Prevention Act of 2008. The House bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which makes funds available to make grants, conclude 
     cooperative agreements, and supplement other Federal funds to 
     support military infrastructure in Guam. The House bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides that funds appropriated in this Act may be 
     available for the purpose of making remittances and transfers 
     to the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund. The 
     Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     related to agreements with the Russian Federation pertaining 
     to United States ballistic missile defense systems. The 
     Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides the Director of National Intelligence with 
     general transfer authority with certain limitations. The 
     Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the transfer of detainees from Naval Station 
     Guantanamo Bay, Cuba except in

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     accordance with section 1034 of the National Defense 
     Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (Public Law 114-92) 
     and section 1034 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
     for Fiscal Year 2017 (Public Law 114-328). The Senate bill 
     contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits funds from being used for the purchase or 
     manufacture of a United States flag unless such flags are 
     treated as covered items under section 2533a(b) of title 10, 
     U.S.C. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     that requires the Secretary of Defense to post grant awards 
     on a public website in a searchable format. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     regarding funding for flight demonstration teams at locations 
     outside the United States. The Senate bill contained no 
     similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds by the National Security 
     Agency to target United States persons under authorities 
     granted in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to implement the Arms Trade 
     Treaty until the treaty is ratified by the Senate. The Senate 
     bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which limits the availability of funds authorized for 
     counterterrorism support to foreign partners. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits introducing armed forces into Iraq in 
     contravention of the War Powers Act. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to retire the A-10 fleet. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which limits the use of funds for the T-AO(X) program. The 
     Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which reduces Working Capital Funds to reflect excess cash 
     balances. The Senate bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which reduces the total amount appropriated to reflect lower 
     than anticipated fuel costs. The Senate bill contained a 
     similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to retire the KC-10 fleet. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the retirement of EC-130H aircraft. The 
     Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds for gaming or entertainment 
     that involves nude entertainers. The Senate bill contained no 
     similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds for Base Realignment and 
     Closure. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which grants the Secretary of Defense the authority to use 
     funds for Office of Personnel and Management background 
     investigations. The Senate bill contained a similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which restricts the use of funds for the Joint Surveillance 
     Target Attack Radar System recapitalization program for pre-
     milestone B activities after March 31, 2018. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to close or transfer from 
     the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense the United 
     States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides authority to use readiness funds for Zika 
     related activities. The Senate bill contained no similar 
     provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which restricts the use of funds to maintain or establish a 
     computer network unless it blocks pornography. The Senate 
     bill contained no similar provision.


                              (RESCISSION)

       The agreement adds a provision which terminates the Ship 
     Modernization, Operations and Sustainment Fund and rescinds 
     unobligated balances. The House and Senate bills contained no 
     similar provisions.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of funds to provide arms, training, 
     or other assistance to the Azov Battalion. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement adds a provision which provides reprogramming 
     authority for the Global Engagement Center. The House and 
     Senate bills contained no similar provisions.
       The agreement adds a provision addressing the transfer of 
     funds out of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development 
     Fund. The House and Senate bills contained no similar 
     provisions.
       The agreement adds a provision which provides that the 
     explanatory statement regarding this Act shall have the same 
     effect with respect to allocation of funds and implementation 
     of this Act as if it were a Report of the Committee on 
     Appropriations. The House and Senate bills contained no 
     similar provisions.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits the use of funds to impede certain 
     investigations conducted by Inspectors General funded under 
     this Act. The House bill contained no similar provision.

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

       The agreement provides $61,822,000,000 in Title IX, 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism.


                         REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

       The agreement includes a number of reporting requirements 
     related to contingency operations and building capacity 
     efforts. The Secretary of Defense is directed to continue to 
     report incremental costs for all named operations in the 
     Central Command Area of Responsibility on a quarterly basis 
     and to submit, also on a quarterly basis, commitment, 
     obligation, and expenditure data for the Afghanistan Security 
     Forces Fund, the Counter- Islamic State of Iraq and the 
     Levant Train and Equip Fund, and for all security cooperation 
     programs funded under the Defense Security Cooperation Agency 
     in the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide account.
       The agreement eliminates the Cost of War reporting 
     requirement for detailed monthly obligation and expenditure 
     data by appropriation account. This reporting requirement is 
     burdensome for the Department of Defense and the information 
     provided is either duplicative of information available 
     through other means or is unnecessary for effective budget 
     oversight.

                           MILITARY PERSONNEL

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                       OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                 COMMANDERS' EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM

       The agreement recommends $5,000,000 for the Commanders' 
     Emergency Response Program (CERP) in Afghanistan for fiscal 
     year 2017. As directed in section 9005 of this Act, not later 
     than 30 days after the end of each fiscal quarter, the Army 
     shall submit commitment, obligation, and expenditure data for 
     the CERP to the congressional defense committees.

                              PROCUREMENT

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                  national guard and reserve equipment

       The agreement provides $750,000,000 for National Guard and 
     Reserve Equipment. Of that amount $247,500,000 is designated 
     for the Army National Guard, $247,500,000 for the Air 
     National Guard, $105,000,000 for the Army Reserve, 
     $105,000,000 for the Air Force Reserve, $37,500,000 for the 
     Navy Reserve, and $7,500,000 for the Marine Corps Reserve.
       This funding will allow the reserve components to procure 
     high priority equipment that may be used for combat and 
     domestic response missions. Current reserve component 
     equipping levels are among the highest in recent history and 
     the funding provided by the agreement will help ensure 
     component interoperability and sustained reserve component 
     modernization.
       The Secretary of Defense is directed to ensure that the 
     account be executed by the Chiefs of the National Guard and 
     reserve components with priority consideration given to the 
     following items: acoustic hailing devices including hail and 
     warning escalation of force systems, advanced cargo handling 
     systems for CH-47, air broadband for C-12, airborne sense and 
     avoid systems for remotely piloted aircraft, all-digital 
     radar warning receivers, chemical biological protective 
     shelters, combat uniforms and cold weather protective 
     clothing, common access card for remote access virtual 
     private network with pre-tunnel authentication, computer-
     assisted language learning software, crashworthy 
     ballistically tolerant auxiliary fuel systems, integrated 
     facial protection components for standard issue helmets, 
     large aircraft infrared countermeasures, advanced targeting 
     pods, electromagnetic in-flight propeller balance systems, 
     electro-optical infrared sensors, frequency hopping 
     multiplexers, handheld and manpack and mid-tier networking 
     vehicular radios, handheld explosives and chemical weapons 
     detection capabilities, HMMWV rollover mitigation and control 
     technologies, lightweight wide-area motion imagery systems, 
     modular small arms and self-contained ranges, joint threat 
     emitters, mandible protection, Marine Corps tactical radio 
     digital communications, the mobile user objective system, 
     modular fuel systems, palletized loading systems, multi-
     temperature refrigerated container systems, near infrared 
     aiming and illumination systems, out of band infrared pointer 
     and illuminator systems, radiac sets, semi-trailers, 
     unstabilized gunnery crew trainer and small arms simulation 
     trainers, and wireless mobile mesh self-healing network 
     systems.

               RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

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                     REVOLVING AND MANAGEMENT FUNDS

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                  request     Final bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
WORKING CAPITAL FUND, ARMY....................       46,833       46,833
WORKING CAPITAL FUND, DEFENSE-WIDE............       93,800       93,800
                                               -------------------------
TOTAL, DEFENSE WORKING CAPITAL FUNDS..........      140,633      140,633
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  OTHER DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PROGRAMS

                         DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                  request     Final bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
IN-HOUSE CARE.................................       95,366       95,366
PRIVATE SECTOR CARE...........................      233,073      233,073
CONSOLIDATED HEALTH SUPPORT...................        3,325        3,325
                                               -------------------------
    TOTAL, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE..........      331,764      331,764
------------------------------------------------------------------------

         DRUG INTERDICTION AND COUNTER-DRUG ACTIVITIES, DEFENSE

       The agreement provides $215,333,000 for Drug Interdiction 
     and Counter-drug Activities, Defense.

                  JOINT IMPROVISED-THREAT DEFEAT FUND

       The agreement on items addressed by either the House or the 
     Senate is as follows:

                EXPLANATION OF PROJECT LEVEL ADJUSTMENTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                  request     Final bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
RAPID ACQUISITION AND THREAT RESPONSE.........      345,472      339,472
    Prior year carryover......................  ...........       -6,000
MISSION ENABLERS..............................       62,800            0
    Transfer to title IX OM, DW...............  ...........      -62,800
                                               -------------------------
    TOTAL, JOINT IMPROVISED-THREAT FUND.......      408,272      339,472
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  joint improvised-threat defeat fund

       The fiscal year 2017 budget request includes $408,272,000 
     in Overseas Contingency Operations funding for the Joint 
     Improvised-Threat Defeat Fund. To preserve the essential 
     joint capabilities of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat 
     Organization (JIDO) and eliminate any duplication with 
     Service capabilities, the agreement recommends transferring 
     $62,800,000 to the Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide 
     account in title IX.
       The budget request proposed consolidating the sub-accounts 
     under the appropriation into a single account titled Rapid 
     Acquisition and Threat Response. This flexibility would allow 
     for quick reaction changes in spending; however, it would 
     prevent the congressional defense committees from having any 
     insight into why or when these funding changes occur. 
     Therefore, the agreement provides the following funding 
     levels for JIDO programs: $101,286,000 for Rapid Capability 
     Delivery; $200,886,000 for Assist Situational Understanding; 
     and $37,300,000 for Enable Department of Defense 
     Responsiveness. The Director of the JIDO is directed to 
     provide quarterly reports to the congressional defense 
     committees should funding be shifted between the accounts not 
     later than 15 days after the end of the fiscal quarter.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The agreement provides $22,062,000 for the Office of the 
     Inspector General.

                     GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS TITLE

       The agreement for title IX incorporates general provisions 
     from the House and Senate versions of the bill which were not 
     amended. Those general provisions that were addressed in the 
     agreement are as follows:
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which provides for special transfer authority within title 
     IX. The House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which provides funds for logistical support to allied forces 
     supporting military and stability operations in Afghanistan 
     and to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The 
     House bill contained a similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides funds for the Office of Security Cooperation 
     in Iraq. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides security assistance to the Government of 
     Jordan. The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of the Counter-ISIL Train and Equip 
     Fund to procure or transfer man-portable air defense systems. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides assistance and sustainment to the military and 
     national security forces of Ukraine. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     related to the replacement of funds for items provided to the 
     Government of Ukraine. The Senate bill contained no similar 
     provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which prohibits the use of assistance and sustainment to the 
     military and national security forces of Ukraine to procure 
     or transfer man-portable air defense systems. The Senate bill 
     contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the House 
     which provides funds to the Department of Defense to improve 
     intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. 
     The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which prohibits the use of funds to transfer additional C-130 
     aircraft to Afghanistan until the Department of Defense 
     conducts a review of the country's medium airlift 
     requirements. The House bill contained no similar provision.


                             (rescissions)

       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the House 
     recommending rescissions and provides for the rescission of 
     $819,000,000. The Senate bill contained a similar provision. 
     The rescissions agreed to are:

 
 
 
2016 Appropriations:
    Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide:
        DSCA Coalition Support Fund...................      $300,000,000
    Counterterrorism Partnership Fund:
        Counterterrorism Partnership Fund.............       200,000,000
    Afghanistan Security Forces Fund:
        Afghanistan Security Forces Fund..............       150,000,000
    Other Procurement, Air Force:
        Classified adjustment.........................       169,000,000
 

                              (rescission)

       The agreement modifies a provision proposed by the Senate 
     recommending rescissions and provides for the rescission of 
     $11,524,000. The House bill contained no similar provision. 
     The rescission agreed to is:

 
 
 
2011/XXXX Appropriation:
    Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide:
        DSCA Coalition Support Fund...................       $11,524,000
 

       The agreement adds a provision which terminates the Mine 
     Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle Fund. The House and Senate 
     bills contained no similar provisions.
       The agreement retains a provision proposed by the Senate 
     which requires the President to designate all Overseas 
     Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism funds as such. 
     The House bill contained a similar provision.

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  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by congratulating Chairman 
Frelinghuysen on bringing his first full bill to the House floor as 
chairman of the Appropriations Committee. I have greatly appreciated 
his friendship and steady leadership of the Defense Subcommittee.
  Further, I also thank our new subcommittee chairwoman, Kay Granger. 
She has been a great partner in completing the work on the fiscal year 
2017 conference report, and I look forward to working with her as we 
proceed.
  Finally, I thank the members of the subcommittee and our 
extraordinary staff for their wisdom and for their long hours that they 
have logged in putting this product together.
  The chairman has well described H.R. 1301. I would add that this bill 
includes strong positions countering Russian aggression, building 
partnership capacity, and supporting readiness. Because it is a product 
of bipartisan negotiation, this is a good bill, and I intend to support 
it.
  Despite my support for this legislation, I am extremely troubled that 
we are still working on the fiscal year 2017 Defense bill 5 months and 
8 days into the fiscal year.
  For nearly 6 months, the Department of Defense has been operating 
under two separate continuing resolutions, which wastes the time of 
people's lives and leads to inefficiencies in spending. I would 
emphasize this is not the fault of the committee. All that has been 
absent is the lack of political will on behalf of the majority party.
  Even more disconcerting is the fact that the Defense Appropriations 
Act is just one of 11 fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills that need 
to be completed by the end of next month. There is no excuse for them 
remaining unfinished. The investments made through these bills are 
vital to so many in our country, and they need equal attention from 
Congress and the administration.
  It is imperative that we strive every day to prioritize keeping 
America safe and supporting our brave servicemembers, but we must also 
prioritize educating our workforce, making improvements in public 
health, in science, and in our economic and transportation 
infrastructure.
  If we neglect these investments in our future and in the well-being 
and success of current families and future generations, then I am 
deeply concerned that we will not have a country worth defending.
  Confounding a confused fiscal situation, there is a $30 billion 
supplemental request for fiscal year 2017 recently submitted to the 
Office of Management and Budget by the Department of Defense, which 
should make its way to Congress in the next few weeks. Additionally, as 
the administration modifies its fiscal year 2018 budget request, they 
are without a predictable base on which to build.
  There is very little margin of error, given the few legislative days 
remaining before the continuing resolution expires on April 28. I, and 
I believe the chairman, do not view that date as another point for 
negotiation. It is an absolute deadline, and the value of this bill and 
every other appropriations bill diminishes the day they are not 
enacted.

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  In closing, I again appreciate the leadership and the management of 
this wonderful work by our chairman, Mr. Frelinghuysen. Going forward, 
I will work hard with the chairman. I will work hard with Chairwoman 
Granger, with Ranking Member Lowey, and the other members of our full 
committee to return the appropriations process to its normal schedule.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield such time as she may consume 
to the gentlewoman from Texas (Ms. Granger), chairwoman of the Defense 
Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 1301, the 
FY17 Department of Defense Appropriations Act. The world is more 
dangerous and unstable than any time in recent history. The U.S. and 
our allies face constant threats from countries including Iran, Russia, 
China, and North Korea. ISIS and other global terrorists threaten our 
very way of life.
  Our number one responsibility as Members of Congress is to provide 
for the defense of this Nation. I commend Chairman Frelinghuysen for 
the outstanding job he did drafting the FY17 bill. He deserves our 
thanks for producing such a significant and meaningful bill.
  Since becoming the chairwoman of the Defense Subcommittee of the 
Committee on Appropriations, I have spent a lot of time talking to 
senior defense leaders to find out what they need to combat these 
threats. They have unanimously stated that the only thing our 
adversaries respect is strength, and they need this bill passed to 
ensure our military is as strong and effective as possible.
  Sequestration and reduced budget requests have caused the military to 
be underfunded for too long. This bill begins a process of rebuilding 
our military and giving our warfighters the resources they need to 
counter the numerous complex threats around the world. This bill 
reverses the drawdown of end strength and instead increases it by 
36,000 troops above the FY17 budget request. This bill reverses steep 
cuts to procurement by funding additional ships and aircraft to 
modernize our weapons systems and address shortfalls. This is important 
because we have the smallest number of ships in the Navy since 1916, 
and the average age of an Air Force aircraft is 27 years old. Marine 
aviation squadrons have been forced to salvage parts from museums in 
order to keep our planes flying.
  In every meeting I have had with defense leadership, they emphasize 
the devastating impact both sequestration and operating under a 
continuing resolution have on our security. When asked about the impact 
of a full year CR, General Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, 
said: ``There is no enemy on the planet that can do more damage to the 
United States Air Force than us not getting a budget.''
  Our military is counting on us to pass this bill now. It is the only 
way to ensure the United States will be strong and able to lead in this 
very dangerous world. I strongly urge a ``yes'' vote.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 4 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
New York (Mrs. Lowey), the ranking member of the full committee.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Frelinghuysen, 
Chairwoman Granger, and Ranking Member Visclosky for their hard work 
and cooperation. Today's bill is the product of good faith bipartisan 
and bicameral negotiation.
  Each Member of this body will need to determine whether positive 
aspects of this bill outweigh uncertainty about the prospects of 10 
other critical funding bills languishing without a clear path forward. 
Unlike the Defense Appropriations bill passed by the House last June, 
this bill keeps faith with existing caps on discretionary spending. It 
does not use a budget gimmick to create a mid-year shortfall in 
funding, which would have affected salaries and mission support for men 
and women serving bravely in harm's way.
  I thank the chairman for increasing cybersecurity operations by 
nearly $1 billion; fully funding the European Reassurance Initiative in 
response to Russian aggression; investing in the intelligence, 
surveillance, and reconnaissance resources combatant commanders clamor 
for; and assisting men and women in uniform by increasing pay by 2.1 
percent, adding $25 million for sexual assault prevention and response, 
and providing $33.8 billion for the Defense Health Program.
  Despite these positive attributes, I would be remiss not to remind 
this body that the 2017 appropriations process can be described as 
nothing but a failure that continues to this day, more than 5 months 
into the fiscal year. The Defense bill that we consider today could 
have and should have been finished in September 2016. The majority 
chose to punt the deadline for this and 10 other appropriations bills 
until April for entirely political reasons.
  All Americans know we must ensure our Armed Forces are staffed, 
trained, and equipped to meet the challenges they face. We must fulfill 
that responsibility without neglecting the critical services and 
investments funded through the 10 other unfinished appropriations 
bills.
  I am very concerned that the House Republican leadership is proposing 
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move one bill forward without any indication that the other 10 will see 
the light of day.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to 
the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Thornberry), the chairman of the 
Committee on Armed Services.
  Mr. THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished chairman for 
yielding time and commend him for his continuing leadership on national 
security. I also thank the chairwoman of this subcommittee, Ms. 
Granger, and the ranking member, Mr. Visclosky, for their continuing 
work on national security.
  Mr. Speaker, it is important that we pass this bill now. The 
Department of Defense is currently operating under a continuing 
resolution, which means you have got to spend the same money this year 
that you spent last year, and you have to spend it on the same things. 
Even if you don't need to spend money on something this year that you 
spent last year, you have to. So it is wasteful. But you also can't 
spend money on new things, even though new threats arise. It is not 
good for any part of government. It is particularly bad for the 
Department of Defense. It is important to pass this bill now to remove 
this continuing resolution and have a regular appropriation bill.

  Secondly, this bill is consistent with the Defense Authorization 
Conference Report which passed this House in December. All but four 
Republicans and all but 30 Democrats in the House voted for that 
measure in December. This is very consistent with that, and I hope it 
gets at least as much support as that bill did in December.
  There are a few differences. We are further into the fiscal year, so 
the committee was able to fund some additional priorities that were in 
the House-passed authorization bill that we were not able to put in the 
conference report. I just think it is important for all of us to 
remember, Mr. Speaker, that the only answer to some of the readiness 
problems we are facing is modernization. We have had testimony that it 
takes twice as long to maintain an old F-18 aircraft, for example, as 
it does a new one. Well, this bill has some additional F-18s, and that 
is good for the pilots, good for the services that receive them. It 
also frees up maintenance to work on other things.
  Finally, it is important also to remember that this bill is just a 
first step in repairing and rebuilding the military. I am afraid all of 
us have underestimated the deep damage that has been done through 
sequestration, budget cuts, and a high tempo of operations. Just 
yesterday, I was out at Fort Campbell to see some of this and hear 
about some of this firsthand from the Army.
  This is an important essential first step, but shortly we should 
receive a supplemental appropriation to do more of the work of repair, 
and then we need to move toward an FY18 bill that really begins the 
rebuilding that, I think, on a bipartisan basis, most all of us in this 
Chamber would support. Remember, Mr. Speaker, the first job of the 
Federal Government is to defend the country. This is an important first 
step to help us fulfill that responsibility.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Minnesota (Ms. McCollum), who is a member of the Subcommittee on 
Defense.
  Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Department of 
Defense Appropriations Act of 2017. Last year, I was unable to vote for 
this legislation, but the bill before us today is improved, and it is 
one that I can support.
  I was unable to vote for the previous bill because it included budget 
gimmicks that would have jeopardized a full year of funding for our 
troops and threatened readiness. I am very pleased to see this problem 
has been resolved. This bill provides the funding for the remainder of 
the 2017 fiscal year without breaking the budget caps. It also includes 
a much-needed pay raise for our servicemembers and ensures that they 
will have the equipment that they need to complete their missions and 
come home.
  What is disappointing is that we are voting on this legislation 
today, halfway through the fiscal year. This work should have been 
finished months ago. Instead, a stalled appropriations process has left 
the Defense Department and our troops operating under a damaging 
continuing resolution. Right now it doesn't appear that the FY18 
process will go any smoother.
  President Trump's proposed $54 billion increase for defense will come 
at the expense of essential domestic programs that our servicemen and -
women and their families depend upon: education for their children, 
quality healthcare for their families, safe roads to drive on, 
protection of our clean air and drinking water. The list goes on and 
on.
  Mr. Speaker, I am voting for this bill today, but I want to make it 
clear that I am very concerned about President Trump's proposed cuts 
that would pit our national security against the domestic needs of all 
Americans.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to 
the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Rogers), my predecessor. He is a 
member of the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on 
Appropriations and a chairman in his own right.
  Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the chairman on 
his assumption of the chairmanship of the full committee and for 
putting this bill together when he chaired the Subcommittee on Defense.
  This bill certainly represents the outcome of many hard choices. It 
prioritizes funding where our troops need it the most. It wisely 
invests in readiness, training, maintenance, and procurement, and 
ensures that our troops are prepared for the tasks before them. This 
bill also supports our efforts to defeat ISIL alongside our allies in 
the region as well as our continued focus on deterring Russian 
aggression.
  I am also pleased, Mr. Speaker, that this bill takes care of the 
troops and their families, granting them a long-awaited 2.1 percent pay 
raise. Time and again, our servicemembers put themselves in harm's way 
and respond to the myriad threats facing the Nation. This pay raise is 
one small way for us to honor their dedication and willingness to 
serve.
  As the threats we face continue to become more unpredictable, we must 
provide our troops with the tools that they need to win in uncertain 
times. This bill goes a long way toward restoring the shortfalls in 
manpower and readiness that our military has endured in recent years.
  In closing, Mr. Speaker, let me call attention again to Will Smith, 
who has been a clerk of this committee for 6 years and served as my 
chief of staff in my private office for many years before. This is 
likely his last appropriations bill on the floor to help manage and put 
together, and so I want to say to Will and all of you in behalf of 
saying something good about Will, what a great amount of service he 
rendered the Nation with a true Kentucky attitude, which he has.
  Will, we owe you a lot. Thank you for your service. You have been 
great. We wish you Godspeed.

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  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I would simply follow up on the 
chairman's remarks, and I also want to congratulate Mr. Smith on his 
life of service to his country. Mr. Pomerantz on our side was also 
mentioned. Again, both gentlemen and their service to this country are 
a reflection on public service, and I appreciate it very much on behalf 
of all of us in this Chamber.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. 
Ruppersberger), who is also a member of the Defense Subcommittee.
  Mr. RUPPERSBERGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to support the 
Department of Defense Appropriations Act.
  I thank Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member Visclosky for bringing 
this bill to the floor.
  This bill helps to close gaps in readiness while making investments 
in research and development. These investments are critically important 
because I guarantee our adversaries know where we have work to do.
  Mr. Speaker, I represent a congressional district home to two Army 
bases, the NSA, several National Guard facilities, and dozens of our 
private sector partners. I serve on the board of the United States 
Naval Academy, and I co-chair the Army Caucus.
  My experience tells me we are living in a world that has changed 
since our Armed Forces entered the Middle East 16 years ago. While our 
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in uniform fought asymmetric foes, our near-peer adversaries such as 
Russia and China made advancements in technology that threaten to 
degrade our military qualitative advantage.
  This appropriations bill ensures our troops are ready and that we 
have enough of them to get the job done. It fully funds the new end 
strength number and allows for a 2.1 percent pay raise for our troops. 
This is the least we can do for the brave men and women who sacrifice 
for our country.
  This bill also deters Russian aggression by fully funding the 
European Reassurance Initiative, and makes critical investments in 
missile defense technology.
  This bill is a solid start, and I encourage all of my colleagues to 
support it, but there is still work to be done. Our troops should trust 
that elected officials will support them and do their job to fund the 
government, just as we trust them to accomplish the mission assigned to 
them. Band-Aid budgets are bad for everyone--our partners in industry, 
the American taxpayers, and especially our Armed Forces.
  Now is not the time to argue over partisan issues. Congress should 
create a frontline of support for our Armed Forces that is just as 
strong as the frontline our soldiers have created to protect us.
  I call on all of my colleagues to work in a bipartisan fashion to 
pass this and the other FY17 appropriation bills as quickly as 
possible.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 1 minute to the 
gentleman from Texas (Mr. Carter).
  Mr. CARTER of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I am grateful that we are here 
hoping to end the continuing resolution on the Department of Defense, 
and I rise in support of the bill we are debating today.
  We all know too well that continuing resolutions are unacceptable 
burdens on the least and the greatest of our DOD assets, our Members, 
and civilians at a time of unprecedented threats to our Nation. I thank 
Chairman Frelinghuysen and Chairwoman Granger for bringing this bill to 
the floor and for their unwavering commitment to the men and women in 
uniform, which will continue under their leadership in the future.
  I also thank this committee for fully funding an increase of Active, 
Guard, and Reserve soldiers. I am also co-chair of the Army Caucus, and 
providing them with the modern equipment and training necessary to keep 
them alive and the greatest fighting force on Earth is very important 
to the defense of our Nation.
  We have more that we need to consider.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr. McClintock). The time of the gentleman 
has expired.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I yield an additional 30 seconds to 
the gentleman.
  Mr. CARTER of Texas. Army Vice Chief of Staff Daniel Allyn recently 
told the House Armed Services Committee that our Army requires 
modernization equipment to win decisively, but today we are outraged, 
outgunned, and outdated. At the present time, he says that only three 
of the Army's 58 brigade combat teams are ready to fight. It is 
crucial, and I urge my colleagues to support this appropriations bill 
and fully fund our armed services.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
California (Ms. Lee), who is a member of the full Appropriations 
Committee.
  Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, first, let me thank Mr. Visclosky for yielding. 
I also thank him for his tremendous leadership as our ranking member, 
and giving us all an opportunity to really voice our opinions and put 
our points of view forward in a very fair way.
  I rise in opposition to this bill, however.
  I offered two amendments to this bill, the fiscal year 2017 Defense 
Appropriations bill, and I am really disappointed to once again see 
that my amendments were not made in order. I want to explain these two 
amendments because this is the only chance that we will have to talk 
about this.
  The first amendment, which I have offered several times on a 
bipartisan basis, would prohibit the funding for the 2001 Authorization 
for Use of Military Force, the AUMF, beginning on September 30, 2017. 
And mind you, that 6-month window provides Congress ample opportunity 
to draft and debate a new AUMF and to vote it up or down.
  Clearly, Congress is required to act. This amendment would require 
Congress to finally debate and vote on nearly a 3-year-long war that is 
raging in the Middle East, a war that has already claimed the lives of 
several brave servicemembers. The House simply cannot continue to 
abdicate its constitutional responsibility to give the American people 
a voice in matters of war and peace.
  I offered another amendment, which would prohibit funding for United 
States combat troops in Syria.
  Mr. Speaker, this amendment was really simple, but, once again, I am 
sad to say that it was not made in order. This amendment would use the 
power of the purse to prevent funding for combat operations in Syria, 
unless the purpose is to rescue or protect members of the Armed Forces 
from danger.

  We can all agree that ISIL must be degraded and dismantled, but 
Congress continues to be missing in action from this debate.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield an additional 1 minute to the 
gentlewoman.
  Ms. LEE. We know that the 2001 authorization was specific to 9/11. 
And I voted against it because I knew it would be broadly interpreted, 
which it has been. Sadly, it is a blank check for war. Actually, the 
Congressional Research Service provided us a declassified report 
saying--and this was last year--it had been used over 35 times. Nothing 
related to 9/11. So this blank check needs to be repealed.
  We also know that ISIL didn't even exist in 2001. Every day, more 
bombs fall and the battlefield expands. We have already spent billions 
of dollars against this unauthorized war.
  Congress needs to show up for work, muster its courage, exercise its 
constitutional responsibility for debate, and vote on the ongoing war 
in Iraq and Syria. We owe nothing less to our brave men and women who 
are in harm's way. It is past time to force a debate and vote on this 
issue. Hopefully, one day we will make these amendments in order and, 
hopefully, we will have bipartisan support to just move forward and do 
our job as Members of Congress, which is what the Constitution 
requires.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to 
the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Diaz-Balart), and thank him for his 
service on the Defense Appropriations Committee.
  Mr. DIAZ-BALART. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of this bill. 
I want to first start by commending the chairman of the full committee 
and the former chairman of the subcommittee, Mr. Frelinghuysen, for his 
unwavering commitment to the men and women in uniform, and also for 
bringing this great bill forward.
  I also want to recognize the good work and leadership of the new 
subcommittee chairwoman, that titanium Texan, Ms. Granger.
  Mr. Speaker, I have to also mention the ranking members, Mrs. Lowey 
and Mr. Visclosky, because this, frankly, is a partnership in allowing 
this bill to come forward.
  Mr. Speaker, with this bill, Congress fulfills what I believe is an 
essential part of what we are here to do and what government's 
essential role is--to provide for the common defense.
  This bill is essential for the men and women who serve our Nation 
with distinction in the military.
  This bill funds a 2.1 percent pay raise for the military, something 
that they so deserve.
  It also targets resources for the health care for our servicemembers 
and their family members.
  Throughout the year--and you have already heard it--we have heard 
testimony time and time again from our service chiefs about the 
necessity to address our military's alarming readiness shortfalls. This 
bill, Mr. Speaker, addresses the readiness problems that are making it 
more and more difficult for our troops. We devote resources to prepare 
our troops both for combat and peacetime missions, including flight 
time and training, to ensure that we maintain our military superiority.
  Lastly, this bill provides the necessary essential equipment, weapon 
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maintain and sustain our essential military superiority, whether it is 
in the air, in the sea, or on the ground.
  Mr. Speaker, I would just end with what I mentioned before: I believe 
the principal job of the Federal Government is to defend and protect 
our country. The Defense Appropriations bill before us does just that, 
and it deserves all of our support.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
Ohio (Ms. Kaptur), a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
  Ms. KAPTUR. Mr. Speaker, I thank Ranking Member Visclosky very much.
  Mr. Speaker, every year, our top responsibility as appropriators is 
to finish the 12 spending bills that keep our government running by 
October 1 of the year before that fiscal year is supposed to start. But 
here we are today, March 8, halfway into fiscal year 2017, finally 
voting on a compromise bill that closely reflects the request the last 
administration delivered to us 1 year ago February.
  Our service chiefs and Secretaries present a consistent, clear 
message to Congress. They have pleaded for stability and predictability 
in the budget so they could ensure complete readiness of America's 
forces. Force readiness remains the defense community's top priority. 
Funding the capabilities to provide this responsibility must remain our 
top priority. We must approach Congress' appropriations responsibility 
from the historic bipartisan process that has broken down once too many 
times in recent years.
  This political infighting harms the stability and predictability 
necessary for our Armed Forces to properly plan. It left both our 
adversaries and allies questioning our ability to defend or support the 
multiple conflicts we are currently engaged with abroad.

  This compromise worked out by our responsible colleagues, Chairwoman 
Granger, Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking Member Visclosky, Ranking 
Member Lowey; and their Senate counterparts are strong glimmers of hope 
that we might actually finish the 2017 appropriations responsibilities. 
But we have ten additional subcommittee bills that are equally 
important and account for nearly half of our budget.
  When will we vote on those compromised bills?
  I could think of little that would be more irresponsible than to only 
move this defense bill and leave the remaining departments and agencies 
operating under a continuing resolution.
  I have always supported our troops and our national defense. However, 
we know the safety and well-being of the American people does not 
merely rely on defense funding. It is rooted in the stability of the 
Republic they are sworn to protect and defend. We have a responsibility 
there, equally important.
  Our financial commitments to energy independence, critical 
infrastructure, homeland security, funding for first responders, 
teachers, and healthcare programs are equally necessary to increase 
America's security at home and abroad. I hope my colleagues alleviate 
this concern and quickly package the remaining bills for a vote, as the 
American people so richly deserve.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to 
the gentleman from Arkansas (Mr. Womack), and I thank him for his great 
contributions to the Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations.

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  Mr. WOMACK. Mr. Speaker, I consider it one of the great honors in 
Congress to serve on the Defense Appropriations Committee with some 
real champions for national security: guys like Rodney Frelinghuysen, 
the overall chairman; Chairwoman Kay Granger from the Defense 
Subcommittee; my friend Pete Visclosky, the ranking member. These are 
all people that have a heart and a soul for what we are trying to do 
here today, and that is to provide for the common defense. It is our 
constitutional duty. And guys like Mac Thornberry, the chairman of the 
House Armed Services Committee. A lot of champions here that believe in 
a strong national defense.
  Mr. Speaker, not only does this bill rebuild readiness by giving our 
troops the equipment they need, but it also reverses Obama-era cuts to 
the developing defense platforms, stops troop drawdowns, and perhaps 
most importantly, gives our warfighters a much-deserved pay raise.
  As a 30-year veteran of the Arkansas Army National Guard, I am 
particularly pleased that this bill provides the funding necessary to 
ensure the National Guard remains a fully operational force.
  It is a good bill, Mr. Speaker, and with a willing partner in the 
White House and a pledge to rebuild our military, it marks the first 
step, an important first step our Congress has to take to complete our 
business from last year; and it gives our defenders what they need and 
deserve, and that is certainty.
  Threats are growing. America must project strength. That starts with 
creating a military so strong that we never send our men and women 
downrange in a fair fight.
  I call on my colleagues to stand strong against our enemies. Take 
this first step today in projecting power with our financial 
commitment.
  I urge a ``yes'' vote on the bill.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 3 minutes to 
the gentlewoman from Alabama (Mrs. Roby), a new member of the Defense 
Subcommittee on Appropriations.
  Mrs. ROBY. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the leadership of Chairman 
Frelinghuysen at the full committee and Chairwoman Granger at the 
Defense Subcommittee on this bill.
  Providing for the common defense of our Nation is one of the most 
fundamental duties of Congress under the Constitution.
  Last week I appreciated the message that President Trump delivered in 
his joint session address, and I was particularly encouraged by his 
call to properly fund our military. For the last 6 years, we have been 
in almost constant tension with an administration whose sequestration 
policy threatened to hollow out our military.
  Mr. Speaker, as a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, 
I stand ready to work with the President and Secretary Mattis to make 
sure our military is properly funded, well equipped, and ready for the 
fight. That is why I am so proud to support this Defense Appropriations 
bill.
  Our bill rejects the Obama administration's proposed troop level 
reductions that would have amounted to as many as 36,000 servicemen and 
-women cut from the ranks. Instead, our bill provides funding for an 
additional 1,000 Active-Duty Army soldiers, 1,000 Army National Guard 
soldiers, 1,000 Army Reserve soldiers, and 1,000 Active-Duty marines. 
The bill also fully funds a much-deserved 2.1 percent pay raise for 
military personnel.
  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to represent a district that is home to both 
Fort Rucker, the home of Army aviation, and Maxwell-Gunter Air Force 
Base, the intellectual center of the Air Force.
  I am pleased to report that this bill contains a strong budget for 
Army aviation, including $187 million for the 28 Lakota helicopters, 
which are the primary aircraft used for training at Fort Rucker.
  It also contains an increase of almost $450 million for the Air 
Force's cybersecurity efforts. Maxwell's Air Force Cyber College at Air 
University plays a key part in cybersecurity, serving as an 
intellectual hub for the Air Force in the emerging battlefield for 
cyber warfare.
  This appropriations bill also contains funding for the procurement of 
74 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. The Montgomery-based 187th Fighter Wing 
is on the short list for being assigned this next generation fighter 
jet, and our Alabama congressional delegation is working together to 
make the case to the Air Force why this special unit is an ideal fit.
  Mr. Speaker, I take our responsibility to craft sound military 
spending plans very seriously. I am pleased the House is moving the 
fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill this week, and I urge my 
colleagues to support its passage.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to 
the gentleman from West Virginia (Mr. Jenkins). He is a great member of 
the full committee.
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Mr. Frelinghuysen for the outstanding work and effort that he has put 
into this critically important piece of legislation, and I thank 
Chairwoman Granger for her strong support in advancing this much-needed 
legislation.
  The people before me have talked so eloquently about our 
responsibility as Members of Congress to defend and protect our Nation. 
We have talked about national security. We have talked about troops. We 
have talked about battling terrorism. And that is what this bill does.
  I want to take a slightly different approach and say something about 
what this bill does in all of our communities, not just distant lands 
around the world, but in our home communities. I want to highlight one 
area that will make a real difference in all of our communities, and 
that is the National Guard's Counterdrug Program.
  This program is essential in detecting, disrupting, and curtailing 
drug trafficking. It provides resources to almost every State and 
territory to help train personnel and run counterdrug missions. The 
National Guard supports almost 60,000 requests a year for assistance 
from local law enforcement agencies.

  In fiscal year 2014, National Guard counterdrug programs took almost 
$12 billion in illegal drugs off the street. This minor investment is 
paying major dividends. During NDAA consideration, I helped secure an 
amendment to increase funding for this account by $30 million because 
this program works.
  This legislation under consideration today also increases funding for 
this vital program by $135 million more than the amount requested by 
then-President Obama. This is a critical moment in combating the drug 
crisis, and we must fully fund every program that will help us solve 
it.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to yield 2 minutes to 
the gentleman from Mississippi (Mr. Palazzo), a great member of the 
full committee.
  Mr. PALAZZO. Mr. Speaker, I thank Chairman Frelinghuysen for the 
time.
  I rise today in strong support of the fiscal year 2017 Defense 
Appropriations bill. I have long said that the number one 
constitutional responsibility of this body is the common defense of 
this Nation, and today, the Appropriations Committee, under the 
leadership of Chairman Frelinghuysen, has once again shown the 
importance that we place on this most sacred duty.
  After years of weak budget requests from our prior administration, 
this bill contains over $5.2 billion over the 2016 level and $1.5 
billion more than the Obama administration's request.
  Included in this appropriations bill is the funding of 10 new ships 
for our Navy, including an LPD, essential to our Marine Corps mission, 
as well as 3 destroyers, 2 Virginia class submarines, 3 LCSs, and an 
LHA, all ships desperately needed by our Navy and Marine Corps.
  Funding these ships steadily is not only a key to keeping our 
military strong, but also keeps our industrial base healthy and keeps 
these ships affordable in the long run.
  Finally, this appropriations bill takes the first steps toward 
rebuilding our military, showing our allies that they can trust us, and 
showing our enemies they should fear us.
  Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for his work and his staff's work 
on this fine bill, and I encourage all of my colleagues to support this 
important legislation.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I have no more speakers, and I 
reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time.
  I will end where I began, and that is because I think this will be 
the last time that the chair and I manage a Defense Appropriations bill 
together on the floor. It has been a delightful relationship, and I 
look forward to it continuing as you are chairman of the full 
committee.
  Again, I thank the staff and look forward to working with Chairwoman 
Granger, and I also ask my colleagues to support the bill.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. FRELINGHUYSEN. Mr. Speaker, I urge Members to support the bill, 
and I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the FY2017 
Defense Appropriations bill. I commend Chairman Frelinghuysen, Ranking 
Member Lowey, our new Chairwoman Granger and Ranking Member Visclosky 
for their leadership on this bill. I would also like to thank our 
dedicated professional staff who have tirelessly worked on this 
agreement.
  I have served on the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee for 
many years and providing for our men and women in uniform is a 
privilege and an honor. This bill provides vital funding for our Armed 
Services, including a 2.1 percent pay raise and additional funding for 
increased end strength.
  As many of us have noted, our military is in a precarious position, 
and this bill is an important first step to rebuild and restore our 
military strength. It provides funding for necessary shipbuilding; 
aircraft and vehicle procurement; and important research and 
development to maintain our technological superiority. The bill also 
provides vital Operations and Maintenance funding for facility 
sustainment, restoration, and modernization programs.
  I look forward to working with the new Administration and providing 
the resources our military needs to maintain our position in the world 
as well as continue to invest in our most important asset--the men and 
women our United States Armed Forces.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.
  Pursuant to House Resolution 174, the previous question is ordered on 
the bill.
  The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was 
read the third time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
  Pursuant to clause 10 of rule XX, the yeas and nays are ordered.
  Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this question 
are postponed.

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