EXPLANATORY STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY MR. FRELINGHUYSEN OF NEW JERSEY, CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, REGARDING THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENTS ON H.R. 244
(House of Representatives - May 03, 2017)

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  EXPLANATORY STATEMENT SUBMITTED BY MR. FRELINGHUYSEN OF NEW JERSEY, 
CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, REGARDING THE HOUSE 
             AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENTS ON H.R. 244

       The following is an explanation of the Consolidated 
     Appropriations Act, 2017.
                                 ______
                                 

   DIVISION H--DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND 
        EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

       In implementing this agreement, the Departments and 
     agencies should be guided by the language and instructions 
     set forth in House Report 114-699 accompanying the House 
     bill, H.R. 5926, and Senate Report 114-274 accompanying the 
     Senate bill, S. 3040.
       Where the explanatory statement speaks to an issue that was 
     addressed in the House or Senate reports, the explanatory 
     statement should supersede the language in the House or 
     Senate reports. In cases where the House Report and the 
     Senate Report address a particular issue not specifically 
     cited in the explanatory statement, the House Report and the 
     Senate Report should be complied with and carry the same 
     emphasis as the language included in the explanatory 
     statement.
       Each department and agency funded in this Act shall follow 
     the directions set forth in this Act and the accompanying 
     statement, and shall not reallocate resources or reorganize 
     activities except as provided herein. Funds for individual 
     programs and activities are displayed in the detailed table 
     at the end of the explanatory statement for this division. 
     Funding levels that are not displayed in the detailed table 
     are identified within this explanatory statement. Any action 
     to eliminate or consolidate programs, projects, and 
     activities should be pursued through a proposal in the 
     President's Budget so it can be considered by the Committees 
     on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate.
       Congressional Reports.--Each Department and agency is 
     directed to provide the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate, within 30 days of 
     enactment of this Act and quarterly thereafter, a summary 
     describing each requested report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations along with its status.

                                TITLE I

                          DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

                 Employment and Training Administration

                    Training and Employment Services

       Reintegration of Ex-Offenders.--The agreement includes 
     $88,078,000 for ex-offender retraining and reintegration 
     activities, of which $25,000,000 is for competitive grants to 
     national and regional intermediaries. Efforts to build 
     partnerships with employers at the local level and to focus 
     training on in-demand skills are strongly supported. In lieu 
     of the report required by the House Report 114-699, the 
     Department of Labor (DOL) is directed to provide detailed 
     information in the fiscal year 2018 budget justification on 
     efforts undertaken to date as well as any new activities or 
     requirements that are intended to build effective industry 
     partnerships and job-placement services, offer industry-
     recognized credentials, and focus training on high-demand 
     occupations. Other than the reporting requirement, House and 
     Senate report language is not superseded.
       Apprenticeship Grants.--The agreement includes $95,000,000 
     to support Apprenticeship Grants, an increase of $5,000,000 
     above fiscal year 2016. The Department is directed to build 
     on the success of the ApprenticeshipUSA program and continue 
     funding innovative, job-driven approaches that expand 
     apprenticeship programs in high-growth and new industries. In 
     2015 women comprised nearly half of the national labor force, 
     but they made up less than ten percent of registered 
     apprentices. The Department is directed to prioritize grant 
     applications that engage, recruit, and serve women and other 
     under-represented populations.

                               Job Corps

       The agreement includes $1,704,155,000 for Job Corps, 
     including $32,330,000 for administration, $1,587,325,000 for 
     operations, and $84,500,000 for construction. The safety and 
     security of students, staff, and facilities remains a very 
     high priority. The Department is expected to use the 
     increases in funding as necessary to prioritize safety and 
     security improvements across the Job Corps system.

     State Unemployment Insurance and Employment Service Operations

       The agreement includes $115,000,000, the same amount as 
     fiscal year 2016, for the reemployment services and 
     eligibility assessment program. The amount reflects continued 
     strong support for a program that has been shown to reduce 
     improper payments and to provide intensive, individualized 
     intervention for unemployment compensation beneficiaries to 
     help return them fully and quickly to the workforce. The 
     agreement maintains Senate language clarifying flexibility 
     for local workforce agencies to target ex-service member 
     claimants, those most likely to exhaust benefits, as well as 
     claimants from a variety of backgrounds and lengths of time 
     receiving benefits as local officials deem necessary based on 
     local needs.
       The agreement includes $50,000,000 for the continued 
     support of State consortia to modernize their Unemployment 
     Insurance tax and benefit systems. The Department is expected 
     to apply the full $50,000,000 to this purpose, including 
     assistance to State consortia as needed to comply with 
     requirements of 26 U.S.C. 6103(l)(10)(B).
       The agreement notes a provision in the preamble for the 
     Interim Final Rule (IFR) issued by the U.S. Citizenship and 
     Immigration Services and DOL in 2015 regarding H-2B mobile 
     housing policy. The IFR was issued without the public review 
     and comment period afforded in a typical rulemaking process, 
     in order to continue operation of the program. DOL is urged 
     to engage with all stakeholders to assess impacts of the 
     housing policy in industries requiring a mobile workforce.
       Unemployment Insurance (UI) Center of Excellence.--The 
     agreement includes $5,500,000 for the UI Center of Excellence 
     (Center), an increase of $2,500,000 above the fiscal year 
     2016 level. The increase of $2,500,000 is intended as a 
     payment on behalf of States to the entity operating the 
     Center.

                Office of Workers' Compensation Programs

       The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP) has 
     established a Program Integrity unit and data analytics team 
     to identify and remedy areas of improper payments and fraud. 
     Despite these advancements, OWCP has been reticent to act 
     quickly in addressing reports of possibly improper and 
     fraudulent payments associated with compound drugs. 
     Therefore, OWCP shall issue a report within 120 days after 
     the date of enactment of this Act on its plan to strengthen 
     OWCP's role in evaluating these payments, including enhanced 
     utilization of program

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     integrity measures in developing and implementing corrective 
     actions for the timely identification and remediation of 
     fraudulent and improper payments for programs it administers.

                 Mine Safety and Health Administration

       The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is 
     directed to provide assistance and data necessary for the 
     National Academy of Sciences study previously provided in the 
     Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National 
     Institute of Occupational Safety and Health account. MSHA is 
     directed to report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate and authorizing 
     committees of jurisdiction within 72 hours of determining 
     that compliance rates under the new sampling protocols taking 
     effect in 2016 fall below 95 percent, and to provide such 
     committees with quarterly reports on actual compliance rates 
     under the new coal dust rule.
       The agreement includes new language providing authority to 
     use State grants funds for the purchase and maintenance of 
     equipment required under the respirable coal dust standard. 
     The authority is intended to assist entities determined by 
     the Secretary to have demonstrated financial need to comply 
     with the new regulation. The authority is not intended to be 
     used for entities restructuring operations under bankruptcy 
     laws.


                            IT MODERNIZATION

       The agreement includes funding for the continuation of 
     information technology (IT) modernization efforts. The 
     Department is directed to take a risk-based approach to 
     allocating fiscal year 2017 development funds and prioritize 
     development projects that will result in more secure and 
     cost-effective IT systems. Within 180 days of enactment of 
     this Act, the Department is directed to submit a 
     comprehensive update on the status of all IT development 
     projects. This report should address both projects funded 
     through the IT Modernization account as well as development 
     projects being undertaken by individual agencies and offices. 
     The report should provide information for each project 
     including the name and type of project, current status 
     including total expenditures to date, projected timelines to 
     completion, expected improvements in agency processes, 
     customer service and performance, total expected cost of 
     development, expected annual cost of maintenance upon 
     completion, and anticipated annual savings and cost avoidance 
     from replacing or shutting down legacy systems.

                           General Provisions

       The agreement includes new transfer authority within the 
     Employment and Training Administration to conduct program 
     integrity activities.

                                TITLE II

                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

              Health Resources and Services Administration


                          PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

       Of the available funding for fiscal year 2017, bill 
     language directs that not less than $50,000,000 shall be 
     awarded for services related to the treatment, prevention, 
     and awareness of opioid abuse. In addition, not less than 
     $50,000,000 will be awarded for services related to mental 
     health.
       Native Hawaiian Health Care.--The agreement expects that 
     not less than $14,400,000 be provided for the Native Hawaiian 
     Health Care Program.


                            HEALTH WORKFORCE

       In response to the opioid epidemic, the agreement 
     encourages medical schools and teaching hospitals to enhance 
     existing curricular content on substance abuse and pain 
     management for future prescribers. The agreement supports 
     efforts by the Health Resources and Services Administration 
     (HRSA), through its Title VII health professions programs, to 
     provide educational and training grants to medical schools 
     and teaching hospitals to develop innovative educational 
     materials related to substance use disorders and pain 
     management.
       Oral Health Training.--The agreement includes an additional 
     $800,000 for the Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program under 
     section 748 of the Public Health Service Act. The agreement 
     directs HRSA to publish a new funding opportunity 
     announcement and to give preference in grant awards to 
     pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents and to 
     applicants providing clinical services in dental clinics 
     located in dental schools, hospitals, or community-based 
     affiliated sites.


                       MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

       Maternal and Child Health Block Grant.--The agreement 
     includes language setting aside $80,593,000 for Special 
     Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS). The 
     agreement provides the following amounts within SPRANS:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Set-aside for oral health..................................   $5,250,000
Set-aside for epilepsy.....................................    3,642,000
Set-aside for sickle cell disease..........................    3,000,000
Set-aside for fetal alcohol syndrome.......................      477,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Children's Health and Development.--The agreement provides 
     an additional $3,500,000 within SPRANS and directs HRSA to 
     fund a study focused on improving child health through a 
     Statewide system of early childhood developmental screenings 
     and interventions. Priority shall be given to States with 
     high rates of poverty among children under age 5, low rates 
     of early childhood developmental screenings, and high rates 
     of low birthweight infants with resultant complications of 
     prematurity, developmental delays, and other health problems 
     in early childhood. A successful program shall involve 
     leaders in early childhood wellbeing, including State 
     officials in health and education, as well as medical 
     specialists in pediatrics. The end goal of the program should 
     be to yield a model for other States to utilize in improving 
     child health and development outcomes among diverse 
     populations.
       Autism and Other Developmental Disorders.--The agreement 
     provides $47,099,000 for the Autism and Other Developmental 
     Disorders program and directs that HRSA provide not less than 
     $29,490,000 for the Leadership Education in 
     Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. 
     The increase will help the LEND program initiate or expand 
     work in the area of interdisciplinary leadership training to 
     meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and 
     related developmental disabilities.
       Heritable Disorders Program.--The agreement provides 
     $13,883,000 for the Heritable Disorders Program, of which 
     $2,000,000 is provided for newborn screening for Severe 
     Combined Immune Deficiency and related disorders.


                          HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

       340B Drug Program.--HRSA is requested to provide a briefing 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate on the status of the secure 
     website within 90 days of enactment of this Act.


                              RURAL HEALTH

       Rural Health Outreach.--The agreement provides $65,500,000 
     for the Rural Health Outreach program. The agreement provides 
     not more than $12,514,000 for Outreach Service Grants; not 
     less than $15,000,000 for Rural Network Development Grants; 
     not less than $12,000,000 for Delta States Network Grant 
     Program; not less than $2,200,000 for Network Planning 
     Grants; and not more than $6,500,000 for Small Healthcare 
     Provider Quality Improvement Grants.
       Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program.--The 
     agreement provides an additional $2,000,000 to support HRSA's 
     collaboration with the Delta Regional Authority to develop a 
     pilot program to help underserved rural communities identify 
     and better address their health care needs and to help small 
     rural hospitals improve their financial and operational 
     performance.
       Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program.--The agreement 
     provides an additional $2,000,000 for rural hospital 
     flexibility grant program. With the additional funds, HRSA is 
     directed to issue a new funding opportunity announcement. The 
     agreement directs HRSA to give preference in grant awards to 
     Critical Access Hospitals serving rural communities with high 
     rates of poverty, unemployment, and substance abuse.
       Telehealth.--The agreement provides an additional 
     $1,500,000 for telehealth. The agreement directs HRSA to 
     develop a plan to create a telehealth center of excellence to 
     test the efficacy of telehealth services in both urban and 
     rural geographic locations. HHS should consider a public 
     academic medical center with demonstrated success, a high 
     volume of annual telehealth visits, and established programs 
     that provide telehealth services in medically underserved 
     areas with high chronic disease prevalence and high poverty 
     rates. The selected site should also have established a 
     reimbursement structure that allows telehealth services to be 
     financially self-sustaining. The agreement allocates not less 
     than $7,300,000 for the Telehealth Network Grant Program. For 
     the additional new funds for the Telehealth Network Grant 
     Program, HRSA is directed to issue a new funding opportunity 
     announcement, giving preference in grant awards to small 
     hospitals serving communities with high rates of poverty, 
     unemployment, and substance abuse.

               Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

       The agreement includes $6,273,503,000 for the Centers for 
     Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which includes 
     $6,258,503,000 in discretionary funding and $15,000,000 in 
     Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund (PHSSEF) 
     unobligated balances from pandemic influenza supplemental 
     appropriations. This provides a total program level of 
     $7,255,161,000, which includes $35,000,000 in emergency 
     funding for Flint, Michigan and $891,300,000 in transfers 
     from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPH Fund). In 
     addition, the Zika Response and Preparedness Appropriations 
     Act, 2016 provided $394,000,000 to prevent, prepare for, and 
     respond to the Zika virus.


                 IMMUNIZATION AND RESPIRATORY DISEASES

       The agreement includes a total of $794,350,000 for 
     Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, which includes 
     $455,000,000 in discretionary appropriations, $324,350,000 in 
     transfers from the PPH Fund, and $15,000,000 in transfers 
     from PHSSEF unobligated balances. Within this total, the 
     agreement includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017  Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Section 317 Immunization Program...............             $606,792,000
Influenza Planning and Response................              187,558,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       PHSSEF Unobligated Balances.--The agreement directs the 
     Secretary to make these funds available within 30 days of 
     enactment.

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       Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Rates.--The 
     agreement urges the CDC to expand outreach and coordination 
     with other agencies to increase HPV vaccination rates. The 
     CDC is encouraged to develop and implement an awareness 
     campaign that informs clinicians, parents, and local 
     immunization programs about the severity and prevalence of 
     HPV-related cancers and the cancer prevention benefits of the 
     vaccine. The CDC is directed to provide an update in the 
     fiscal year 2018 budget justification on its strategy to 
     increase HPV vaccination rates.


     HIV/AIDS, VIRAL HEPATITIS, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND 
                        TUBERCULOSIS PREVENTION

       The agreement includes $1,117,278,000 for HIV/AIDS, Viral 
     Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis 
     Prevention. Within this total, the agreement includes the 
     following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Domestic HIV/AIDS Prevention and Research......             $788,712,000
    HIV Prevention by Health Departments.......              397,161,000
    HIV Surveillance...........................              119,861,000
    Activities to Improve Program Effectiveness              103,208,000
    National, Regional, Local, Community and                 135,401,000
     Other Organizations.......................
    School Health..............................               33,081,000
Viral Hepatitis................................               34,000,000
Sexually Transmitted Infections................              152,310,000
Tuberculosis...................................              142,256,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Hepatitis C Testing.--New research suggests that the 
     percentage of individuals born between 1945 and 1965 that 
     have been tested for the hepatitis C virus remains very low 
     and has not substantially increased, despite recommendations 
     from CDC and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that all 
     members of this generation be tested at least once. CDC is 
     strongly urged to develop a public health strategy to 
     increase testing rates by raising awareness of these 
     recommendations among healthcare providers and those at risk 
     of infection.


               EMERGING AND ZOONOTIC INFECTIOUS DISEASES

       The agreement includes $584,922,000 for Emerging and 
     Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, which includes $532,922,000 in 
     discretionary appropriations and $52,000,000 in transfers 
     from the PPH Fund. Within this total, the agreement includes 
     the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Antibiotic Resistance Initiative...............             $163,000,000
Lab Safety and Quality.........................                8,000,000
All Other Infectious Diseases..................               29,840,000
Vector-borne Diseases..........................               26,410,000
Lyme Disease...................................               10,700,000
Prion Disease..................................                6,000,000
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.......................                5,400,000
Emerging Infectious Diseases...................              147,000,000
Food Safety....................................               54,000,000
National Healthcare Safety Network.............               21,000,000
Quarantine.....................................               31,572,000
Advanced Molecular Detection...................               30,000,000
Epidemiology and Lab Capacity program..........               40,000,000
Healthcare-Associated Infections...............               12,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION

       The agreement includes $1,115,596,000 for Chronic Disease 
     Prevention and Health Promotion, which includes $777,646,000 
     in discretionary appropriations and $337,950,000 in transfers 
     from the PPH Fund. Within this total, the agreement includes 
     the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tobacco........................................             $205,000,000
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity......               49,920,000
    High Obesity Rate Counties.................               10,000,000
School Health..................................               15,400,000
Health Promotion...............................               14,025,000
    Glaucoma...................................                3,300,000
    Visual Screening Education.................                  525,000
    Alzheimer's Disease........................                3,500,000
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease.................                  750,000
    Interstitial Cystitis......................                  850,000
    Excessive Alcohol Use......................                3,000,000
    Chronic Kidney Disease.....................                2,100,000
Prevention Research Centers....................               25,461,000
Heart Disease and Stroke.......................              130,037,000
Diabetes.......................................              140,129,000
National Diabetes Prevention Program...........               22,500,000
Cancer Prevention and Control..................              356,674,000
    Breast and Cervical Cancer.................              210,000,000
        WISEWOMAN..............................               21,120,000
    Breast Cancer Awareness for Young Women....                4,960,000
    Cancer Registries..........................               49,440,000
    Colorectal Cancer..........................               43,294,000
    Comprehensive Cancer.......................               19,675,000
    Johanna's Law..............................                5,500,000
    Ovarian Cancer.............................                8,000,000
    Prostate Cancer............................               13,205,000
    Skin Cancer................................                2,125,000
    Cancer Survivorship Resource Center........                  475,000
Oral Health....................................               18,000,000
Safe Motherhood/Infant Health..................               46,000,000
    Preterm Birth..............................                2,000,000
Arthritis......................................               11,000,000
Epilepsy.......................................                8,500,000
National Lupus Patient Registry................                6,000,000
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community                     50,950,000
 Health (REACH)................................
    Good Health and Wellness in Indian Country.               16,000,000
Million Hearts.................................                4,000,000
National Early Child Care Collaboratives.......                4,000,000
Hospitals Promoting Breastfeeding..............                8,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Tobacco.--The agreement includes funds for tobacco use 
     prevention and cessation activities for adults and children.
       Heart Disease & Stroke and Diabetes.--The agreement 
     includes $130,037,000 and $140,129,000 for the Heart Disease 
     & Stroke and Diabetes prevention formula programs. The 
     Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program, 
     which received $60,000,000 equally distributed between these 
     lines last year for close-out activities, concluded in fiscal 
     year 2016. The agreement does not include funding for 
     continuation of PICH activities. The Division of Community 
     Health is directed to follow directions provided in Senate 
     Report 114-274 in regards to evaluation plans, data, or 
     analysis related to the PICH program and related programs.
       National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP).--The agreement 
     includes $22,500,000 for the NDPP, an increase of $2,500,000 
     over the fiscal year 2016 level, and directs all new funds to 
     support new program providers, including a focus on rural 
     providers.
       Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH).--
     The agreement includes $50,950,000 for the REACH program. 
     Within the total amount, $34,950,000 is provided to begin a 
     new five-year cooperative agreement for community programs 
     and $16,000,000 is for Good Health and Wellness in Indian 
     Country, as described in House Report 114-699. The CDC is 
     urged to fund only the most effective approaches and 
     implement evidence- and practice-based strategies in racial 
     and ethnic communities with all future grant announcements.


              BIRTH DEFECTS AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

       The agreement includes $137,560,000 for Birth Defects and 
     Developmental Disabilities. Within the total for Birth 
     Defects and Developmental Disabilities, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Child Health and Development...............................  $65,800,000
    Birth Defects..........................................   19,000,000
    Fetal Death............................................      900,000
    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.................................   11,000,000
    Folic Acid.............................................    3,150,000
    Infant Health..........................................    8,650,000
    Autism.................................................   23,100,000
Health and Development for People with Disabilities........   56,660,000
    Disability & Health....................................   24,000,000
    Tourette Syndrome......................................    2,000,000
    Early Hearing Detection and Intervention...............   10,760,000
    Muscular Dystrophy.....................................    6,000,000
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder...............    1,900,000
    Fragile X..............................................    2,000,000
    Spina Bifida...........................................    6,000,000
    Congenital Heart Failure...............................    4,000,000
Public Health Approach to Blood Disorders..................    4,400,000
Hemophilia CDC Activities..................................    3,500,000
Hemophilia Treatment Centers...............................    5,100,000
Thalassemia................................................    2,100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Health and Development with Disabilities.--The agreement 
     includes $6,700,000 for the Healthy Athletes program.
       Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) Pilot.--The 
     agreement provides an increase of $100,000 in the Hemophilia 
     Treatment Centers line to support a collaborative pilot model 
     that enables up to three existing Federally-funded Hemophilia 
     Treatment Centers (HTC) to serve as specialty centers for the 
     evaluation and management of HHT. These additional funds are 
     provided to support the first year of a two-year pilot 
     program and should be awarded to an existing HTC with the 
     capacity and expertise to evaluate the data produced in the 
     two-year pilot.


                   PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENTIFIC SERVICES

       The agreement includes a total of $489,397,000 for Public 
     Health Scientific Services in discretionary appropriations. 
     Within the total for Public Health Scientific Services, the 
     agreement includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Health Statistics....................................       $160,397,000
Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Informatics..........        279,000,000
    Lab Training.....................................          5,000,000
Public Health Workforce..............................         50,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

       The agreement includes $180,750,000 for Environmental 
     Health programs, which includes $163,750,000 in discretionary 
     appropriations, and $17,000,000 in transfers from the PPH 
     Fund. The agreement provides support for CDC's environmental 
     health research, evaluation, and surveillance activities. 
     These activities are intended to be complementary to the 
     biomedical research conducted at the National Institute of 
     Environmental Health Sciences. Within this total, the 
     agreement includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental Health Laboratory............................  $56,150,000
    Newborn Screening Quality Assurance Program............    8,400,000
    Newborn Screening/Severe Combined Immuno-deficiency        1,250,000
     Diseases..............................................
Environmental Health Activities............................   44,600,000
    Environmental Health Activities........................   16,000,000
    Safe Water.............................................    8,600,000
    Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry.................   10,000,000
    Climate Change.........................................   10,000,000
Environmental and Health Outcome Tracking Network..........   34,000,000
Asthma.....................................................   29,000,000
Childhood Lead Poisoning...................................   17,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Vitamin D.--The agreement notes that vitamin D is an 
     essential nutrient. In 2010, the Institute of Medicine 
     published a Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for vitamin D that 
     found that the evidence supports a role for vitamin D in bone 
     health but not in other health conditions. It further found 
     that emerging evidence indicates that too much vitamin D may 
     be harmful. The agreement requests an update in the fiscal 
     year 2018 budget justification on the current state of the 
     science around vitamin D including what health benefits, if 
     any, vitamin D offers other than bone health. The agreement 
     also requests an update in the fiscal year 2018 budget 
     justification on any plans for an update of the DRI for 
     vitamin D.
       Skin Cancer.--The agreement notes a concern about rising 
     rates of skin cancer, the most common form of cancer in the 
     United States. The agreement requests an update in the fiscal 
     year 2018 budget justification on the current state of the 
     science around skin cancer prevention including the link 
     between sun exposure and skin cancer.


                     INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL

       The agreement includes $286,059,000 for Injury Prevention 
     and Control activities. Within this total, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

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------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Intentional Injury.........................................  $97,730,000
    Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence..................   32,700,000
    Child Maltreatment.....................................    7,250,000
    Youth Violence Prevention..............................   15,100,000
    Domestic Violence Community Projects...................    5,500,000
    Rape Prevention........................................   44,430,000
National Violent Death Reporting System....................   16,000,000
Unintentional Injury.......................................    8,800,000
    Traumatic Brain Injury.................................    6,750,000
    Elderly Falls..........................................    2,050,000
Injury Prevention Activities...............................   28,950,000
Opioid Prescription Drug Overdose..........................  112,000,000
Illicit Opioid Use Risk Factors............................   13,579,000
Injury Control Research Centers............................    9,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Opioid Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Prevention 
     Activity.--The agreement continues strong support for PDO 
     prevention activities. In such, it reiterates its support for 
     the interconnected language in both the House and Senate 
     reports on this issue. Further, it notes within the funds 
     provided for PDO prevention, no less than $107,000,000 shall 
     be used to support core PDO activities with the remaining 
     funds available to support, as needed, the prescription 
     guideline distribution efforts.
       Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.--In case a State does 
     not have a prescription drug monitoring program, a county, 
     consortium, or other unit of local government within the 
     State that has a prescription drug monitoring program or has 
     submitted an application to establish a prescription drug 
     monitoring program shall be treated as a State for the 
     purpose of this activity.


         NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

       The agreement includes a total of $335,200,000 for the 
     National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
     in discretionary appropriations. Within the total for NIOSH, 
     the agreement includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Occupational Research Agenda..........             $116,000,000
    Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing.............               25,500,000
Education and Research Centers.................               29,000,000
Personal Protective Technology.................               20,000,000
Mining Research................................               59,500,000
Other Occupational Safety and Health Research..              109,600,000
National Mesothelioma Registry and Tissue Bank.                1,100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Total Worker Health.--The agreement provides funding in the 
     Other Occupational Safety and Health Research line to 
     continue to support the Total Worker Health program at no 
     less than the fiscal year 2016 level.


       ENERGY EMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS COMPENSATION PROGRAM

       The agreement includes $55,358,000 in mandatory funding for 
     CDC's responsibilities with respect to the Energy Employee 
     Occupational Illness Compensation Program.


                             GLOBAL HEALTH

       The agreement includes $435,121,000 for Global Health 
     activities. Within this total, the agreement includes the 
     following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Global AIDS Program............................             $128,421,000
Global Immunization Program....................              224,000,000
    Polio Eradication..........................              174,000,000
    Measles and Other Vaccine Preventable                     50,000,000
     Diseases..................................
Parasitic Diseases/Malaria.....................               24,500,000
Global Public Health Protection................               58,200,000
    Global Disease Detection and Emergency                    48,400,000
     Response..................................
    Global Public Health Capacity..............                9,800,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Global Disease Detection.--The agreement provides an 
     increase of $3,000,000 for the Global Disease Detection 
     program. The agreement directs the additional funds to be 
     used to support existing longitudinal, population-based 
     infectious disease surveillance platforms that enable 
     comparative analysis between urban and rural populations in 
     the developing world.


                PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

       The agreement includes $1,405,000,000 for public health 
     preparedness and response activities. Within the total for 
     Public Health Preparedness and Response, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Health Emergency Preparedness                        $660,000,000
 Cooperative Agreements........................
Academic Centers for Public Health Preparedness                8,200,000
CDC Preparedness and Response..................              161,800,000
    BioSense...................................               23,000,000
    All Other CDC Preparedness.................              138,800,000
Strategic National Stockpile...................              575,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

       The agreement includes $10,000,000 for Buildings and 
     Facilities.


                          CDC-WIDE ACTIVITIES

       The agreement includes $273,570,000 for CDC-wide 
     activities, which includes $113,570,000 in discretionary 
     appropriations and $160,000,000 in transfers from the PPH 
     Fund. Within this total, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Preventative Health and Health Services Block               $160,000,000
 Grant.........................................
Public Health Leadership and Support...........              113,570,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Sodium.--The agreement directs the Director of CDC, within 
     90 days of enactment of this Act, to enter into an 
     arrangement with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) to 
     develop a dietary reference intake report for sodium that 
     takes into consideration studies on all-cause mortality. The 
     agreement directs the CDC to provide a copy of the charter 
     with NAM to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate and to include an update in 
     the fiscal year 2018 budget justification on the timeline for 
     the report.

                     National Institutes of Health

       The agreement provides $34,084,000,000 for the National 
     Institutes of Health (NIH) activities, including $352,000,000 
     from the 21st Century Cures Act, an increase of 
     $2,000,000,000, or 6.2 percent, above fiscal year 2016. In 
     addition, $152,000,000 was provided to the National Institute 
     of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Zika Response and 
     Preparedness Appropriations Act, 2016 to research the Zika 
     virus infection and for the preclinical and clinical 
     development of vaccine and other countermeasures for the Zika 
     virus and other vector-borne diseases.
       The agreement continues the commitment to funding research 
     on Alzheimer's disease and increases funding by $400,000,000 
     to a total of $1,391,000,000 in fiscal year 2017; increases 
     funding for the Precision Medicine Initiative by 
     $120,000,000; increases funding for the Brain Research 
     through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) 
     Initiative by $110,000,000, and increases funding for 
     antibiotic resistance research by $50,000,000. In addition, a 
     funding increase above fiscal year 2016 is provided to every 
     Institute and Center to continue investments in research that 
     will save lives, lead to new drug and device development, 
     reduce health care costs, and improve the lives of all 
     Americans.
       Funding from the 21st Century Cures Act was previously 
     appropriated for fiscal year 2017 by section 194 of the 
     Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017. Per the authorization, 
     $300,000,000 is transferred to the National Cancer Institute 
     for cancer research and $52,000,000 will be allocated from 
     the NIH Innovation Fund, in this agreement reflected in the 
     Office of the Director, for the Precision Medicine Initiative 
     cohort ($40,000,000), the BRAIN Initiative ($10,000,000), and 
     regenerative medicine research ($2,000,000).
       The agreement increases funding for the Clinical and 
     Translational Science Awards to $516,120,000; increases 
     funding for the Institutional Development Award to 
     $333,361,000; and continues to support the National 
     Children's Study Follow-on program at $165,000,000.
       The Common Fund is supported as a set-aside within the 
     Office of the Director at $695,456,000, which includes 
     $12,600,000 to support pediatric research as authorized by 
     the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act.
       The agreement expects the 6.2 percent increase of funds 
     over the fiscal year 2016 level to support an increase in the 
     number of new and competing Research Project Grants.
       The agreement expects NIH to support a consistent NIH-wide 
     inflationary policy across all ICs that is no less than the 
     general increase provided to all ICs (3.0 percent) for non-
     competing grants.
       The agreement expects that NIH will continue its focus on 
     emerging investigators and first-time renewals of these young 
     investigators with actions to significantly reduce the 
     average age of an NIH-supported new investigator.
       The agreement expects NIH to support the number of Ruth L. 
     Kirschstein National Research Service Awards and other 
     training grants in proportion to at least the general IC 
     level funding increase. The agreement expects NIH to provide 
     a stipend level and inflationary increase to grantees that is 
     at least consistent with any fiscal year 2017 Federal 
     employee pay raise.


               NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE

       Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).--The 
     agreement expects CDC and NIH to work together to complete 
     the COPD action plan on a timely basis and report on the 
     implementation of the recommendations of the plan in the 
     fiscal year 2018 budget justification.


         NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)

       Science Education Partnership Awards (SEPA).--SEPA fosters 
     important connections between biomedical researchers and K-12 
     teachers and their students. These connections establish an 
     education pipeline to careers in biomedical sciences, which 
     is one of the most important areas of workforce development 
     in the U.S. economy. The agreement expects SEPA to receive 
     not less than $18,541,000, the fiscal year 2016 level, and 
     transfers SEPA funding to NIGMS following NIH's transfer of 
     the program earlier this year.


  NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES (NIMHD)

       Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMIs).--The 
     agreement continues to support the core mission of RCMIs to 
     develop new investigators from under-represented communities 
     and to conduct world-class biomedical research that 
     emphasizes minority health and health disparities. The 
     agreement expects the RCMIs to receive not less than 
     $58,461,000, which is the fiscal year 2016 level plus the 
     proportional share of the general increase provided to NIMHD.


      NATIONAL CENTER FOR ADVANCING TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCES (NCATS)

       Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program.--
     The agreement includes additional funding for the CTSA 
     program to ensure that recommendations from the 2013 
     Institute of Medicine report can be implemented without 
     reducing the total number of CTSA awards. The agreement 
     directs NCATS to maintain the number of CTSA awards--
     including the number of clinical and

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     translational research institutions--at no less than the 
     fiscal year 2016 level.


                         OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR

       Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act.--The agreement 
     continues bill language for specific funds authorized by the 
     Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act within the Common 
     Fund to support the third year of the 10-year Pediatric 
     Research Initiative. The agreement requests an update in the 
     fiscal year 2018 budget justification on this effort as 
     described in the House and Senate reports.
       Clinical Center Reorganization.--The ongoing restructuring 
     of the NIH Clinical Center (CC) to ensure patient safety and 
     care after last year's highly critical Food and Drug 
     Administration (FDA) inspection of the CC Pharmacy remains a 
     high priority. NIH has started the reorganization laid out in 
     the Red Team's recommendations, including hiring a new CC 
     director and establishing a comprehensive oversight and 
     compliance office. These steps should greatly reduce risks, 
     increase assurance of participant safety, and improve 
     research quality. The agreement directs NIH to continue 
     providing timely updates on the reorganization to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate, including an update in the fiscal year 2018 
     budget justification.
       Natural Products.--The agreement commends the FDA for 
     issuing draft guidance related to botanical drug products. 
     There are reports that many alternative and potentially life-
     saving products are already helping those for whom 
     traditional treatment is not enough or is ineffective. The 
     agreement encourages the NIH, including NCCIH and NCI, and 
     other Federal entities that fund cancer research, to speed 
     development and testing of natural products and their 
     derivatives, with the goal of accelerating the designation of 
     Investigational New Drug applications to promising products. 
     These drugs and their trials represent a promising complement 
     to cancer treatment and the agreement urges NIH to conduct 
     clinical trials in regions with disproportionally high cancer 
     burden and late stage presentation.

   Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

       The agreement continues bill language directing the 
     Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use to 
     exempt the Mental Health Block Grant and the Substance Abuse 
     Prevention and Treatment (SAPT) Block Grant from being used 
     as a source for the PHS evaluation set-aside in fiscal year 
     2017, as was done prior to fiscal year 2012. Within the total 
     for SAMHSA, the agreement includes $20,000,000 to support 
     programs authorized in the Comprehensive Addiction and 
     Recovery Act of 2016, P.L. 114-198.


                             MENTAL HEALTH

       Within the total provided for Mental Health Programs of 
     Regional and National Significance (PRNS), the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capacity:
    Seclusion & Restraint............................         $1,147,000
    Project Aware State Grants.......................         57,001,000
    Mental Health First Aid..........................         14,963,000
    Healthy Transitions..............................         19,951,000
    National Child Traumatic Stress Network..........         48,887,000
    Children and Family Programs.....................          7,229,000
    Consumer and Family Network Grants...............          4,954,000
    Mental Health System Transformation and Health             3,779,000
     Reform..........................................
    Project LAUNCH...................................         23,605,000
    Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration...         49,877,000
    National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.........         11,000,000
        Zero Suicide.................................          9,000,000
            American Indian and Alaska Native........          2,000,000
    Suicide Lifeline.................................          7,198,000
    Garrett Lee Smith--Youth Suicide Prevention--             35,427,000
     States..........................................
    Garrett Lee Smith--Youth Suicide Prevention--              6,488,000
     Campus..........................................
    American Indian and Alaskan Native Suicide                 2,931,000
     Prevention Initiative...........................
    Homelessness Prevention Programs.................         30,696,000
    Tribal Behavioral Grants.........................         15,000,000
    Minority AIDS....................................          9,224,000
    Criminal and Juvenile Justice Programs...........          4,269,000
    Assisted Outpatient Treatment....................         15,000,000
Science and Service:
    Garrett Lee Smith--Suicide Prevention Resource             5,988,000
     Center..........................................
    Practice Improvement and Training................          7,828,000
    Primary/Behavioral Health Integration T.A........          1,991,000
    Consumer & Consumer Support T.A. Centers.........          1,918,000
    Minority Fellowship Program......................          8,059,000
    Disaster Response................................          1,953,000
    Homelessness.....................................          2,296,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Project AWARE.--Of the amount provided for Project AWARE, 
     the agreement directs SAMHSA to use $10,000,000 for 
     discretionary grants to support efforts in high-crime, high-
     poverty areas and, in particular, communities that are 
     seeking to address relevant impacts and root causes of civil 
     unrest. These grants should maintain the same focus as fiscal 
     year 2016 grants and continue to be coordinated with the 
     Department of Education grants.
       Project LAUNCH.--The agreement provides continuation 
     funding for all existing grant activities.
       National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.--The agreement 
     provides $11,000,000 for the National Strategy for Suicide 
     Prevention, an increase of $9,000,000 above the fiscal year 
     2016 level. Of this amount, $9,000,000 is for the Zero 
     Suicide initiative. The Zero Suicide initiative is a 
     comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention 
     in health systems. The agreement also supports a set-aside 
     for American Indian/Alaska Native populations of $2,000,000 
     within the total for Zero Suicide.


                       SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

       Within the total provided for Substance Abuse Treatment 
     Programs of Regional and National Significance, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capacity:
    Opioid Treatment Programs/Regulatory Activities.......    $8,724,000
    Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment    30,000,000
        PHS Evaluation Funds..............................     2,000,000
    Targeted Capacity Expansion--General..................    67,192,000
        Medication-Assisted Treatment for Prescription        56,000,000
         Drug and Opioid Addiction........................
    Pregnant & Postpartum Women...........................    19,931,000
    Improving Access to Overdose Treatment................     1,000,000
    Building Communities of Recovery......................     3,000,000
    Recovery Community Services Program...................     2,434,000
    Children and Families.................................    29,605,000
    Treatment Systems for Homeless........................    36,386,000
    Minority AIDS.........................................    65,570,000
    Criminal Justice Activities...........................    78,000,000
Science and Service:
    Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.................     9,046,000
    Minority Fellowship Program...........................     3,539,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Medication-Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and 
     Opioid Addiction.--The agreement provides $56,000,000 for the 
     Medication-Assisted Treatment for Prescription Drug and 
     Opioid Addiction program. SAMHSA is directed to support 
     continuation grants and expand the program to additional 
     States. SAMHSA is directed to include as an allowable use 
     medication-assisted treatment and other clinically 
     appropriate services to achieve and maintain abstinence from 
     all opioids and heroin. SAMHSA is directed to give preference 
     in grant awards to treatment regimens that are less 
     susceptible to diversion for illicit purposes. These grants 
     should target States with the highest age adjusted rates of 
     admissions, including those that have demonstrated a dramatic 
     age adjusted increase in admissions for the treatment of 
     opioid use disorders.
       Criminal Justice Activities.--The agreement provides 
     $78,000,000 for Criminal Justice Activities and directs that 
     no less than $60,000,000 will be used exclusively for Drug 
     Court activities. SAMHSA is directed to ensure that all Drug 
     Treatment Court funding is allocated to serve people 
     diagnosed with a substance use disorder as their primary 
     condition. SAMHSA is further directed to ensure that all drug 
     treatment court grant recipients work directly with the 
     corresponding State substance abuse agency in the planning, 
     implementation, and evaluation of the grant. SAMHSA is 
     further directed to expand training and technical assistance 
     to drug treatment court grant recipients to ensure evidence-
     based practices are fully implemented.
       Pregnant and Postpartum Women.--The agreement includes an 
     increase of $4,000,000 for grants authorized under section 
     501 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, 
     P.L. 114-198. Consistent with the authorization, the 
     additional funding will be used to fund pilot programs to 
     address treatment gaps for pregnant and postpartum women with 
     substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders.
       Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant-
     Overdose Fatality Prevention.--The agreement reflects strong 
     concerns about the increasing number of unintentional 
     overdose deaths attributable to prescription and 
     nonprescription opioids. SAMHSA is urged to take steps to 
     encourage and support the use of Substance Abuse and 
     Prevention Block Grant funds for opioid safety education and 
     training, including initiatives that improve access for 
     licensed healthcare professionals, including paramedics, to 
     emergency devices used to rapidly reverse the effects of 
     opioid overdoses. Such initiatives should incorporate robust 
     evidence based intervention training, and facilitate linkage 
     to treatment and recovery services.


                       SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION

       Within the total provided for Substance Abuse Prevention 
     Programs of Regional and National Significance, the agreement 
     includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capacity:
    Strategic Prevention Framework/Partnerships for         $109,484,000
     Success..............................................
    Strategic Prevention Framework Rx.....................    10,000,000
    Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose...    12,000,000
    First Responder Training..............................    12,000,000
        Rural Set-aside...................................     6,000,000
    Mandatory Drug Testing................................     4,894,000
    Minority AIDS.........................................    41,205,000
    Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking (STOP Act)     7,000,000
        National Adult-Oriented Media Public Service           1,000,000
         Campaign.........................................
        Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants......     5,000,000
        Intergovernmental Coordinating Committee on the        1,000,000
         Prevention of Underage Drinking..................
    Tribal Behavioral Health Grants.......................    15,000,000
Science and Service:
    Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies.     7,493,000
    Science and Service Program Coordination..............     4,072,000
    Minority Fellowship Program...........................        71,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement directs that all of the funding appropriated 
     explicitly for substance abuse prevention purposes both in 
     the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention's PRNS lines as 
     well as the funding from the 20 percent prevention set-aside 
     in the SAPT Block Grant be used only for bona fide substance 
     abuse prevention programs and not for any other purpose.
       Grants to Prevent Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose.--The 
     agreement provides $12,000,000 for discretionary grants to 
     States to prevent opioid overdose-related deaths. This 
     program will help States equip and train first responders 
     with the use of devices that rapidly reverse the effects of 
     opioids. SAMHSA is directed to ensure applicants outline how 
     proposed activities in the grant would work

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     with treatment and recovery communities in addition to first 
     responders.
       First Responder Training.--The agreement provides 
     $12,000,000 for First Responder Training grants as authorized 
     in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016, P.L. 
     114-198. Of this amount, $6,000,000 is set aside for rural 
     communities with high rates of substance abuse. Consistent 
     with the authorization, SAMHSA is directed to ensure 
     applicants outline how proposed activities in the grant would 
     work with treatment and recovery communities in addition to 
     first responders.


                HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND PROGRAM SUPPORT

       Within the total provided for health surveillance and 
     program support, the agreement includes the following 
     amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Health Surveillance........................................  $47,258,000
    PHS Evaluation Fund....................................   30,428,000
Program Management.........................................   77,000,000
Performance and Quality Info. Systems......................   10,000,000
Public Awareness and Support...............................   13,000,000
Behavioral Health Workforce Data...........................    1,000,000
    PHS Evaluation Funds...................................    1,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


                    HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY

       The agreement provides $324,000,000 for the Agency for 
     Healthcare Research and Quality. Within the total, the 
     agreement includes the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               FY 2017
                      Budget Activity                         Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Patient-Centered Health Research...........................           $0
Prevention/Care Management.................................   11,649,000
Health Information Technology (IT).........................   16,500,000
    Health IT to Improve Quality...........................   14,500,000
Patient Safety Research....................................   70,276,000
    Healthcare-Associated Infections Prevention............   36,000,000
    Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria................   10,000,000
    Healthcare Delivery Systems............................   10,000,000
Crosscutting Activities Related to Quality, Effectiveness     88,731,000
 and Efficiency Research...................................
    Health Services Contract/IAA Research..................   14,000,000
    Investigator-Initiated Research Grants.................   46,731,000
Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...........................   66,000,000
Program Management.........................................   70,844,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


                           PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

       Air Ambulance Services and Payment Structures.--In lieu of 
     the language in Senate Report 114-274, the agreement directs 
     the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit a report 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate on fixed wing and helicopter 
     air ambulance services, operational costs, and, as available, 
     payment structures no later than 18 months after the 
     enactment of this Act. The report should include an analysis 
     of costs, including all operational, mechanical, medical, 
     human capital, and business expenses. The report shall 
     include analysis of the number of providers providing either 
     fixed wing or rotor wing ambulance services and the number of 
     transports, taking into consideration the volume of 
     transports per provider over time, and the number in 
     comparative volumes for accident site, inter-facility, and 
     non-emergency/charter transports. The report should reflect 
     demographic and urban/rural/super rural differences as well 
     as differences in fixed wing and helicopter services. GAO may 
     examine the source and amount of reimbursement for these 
     services among private insurance companies, Medicare, 
     Medicaid reimbursement rates, and other Federal government 
     sponsored reimbursement rates such as TRICARE. The agreement 
     understands that the GAO already has an ongoing effort in 
     regards to the requested report on Air Ambulance Services and 
     Payment issues. To prevent duplication of effort, GAO should 
     include this information within the ongoing effort to the 
     extent practicable. GAO shall consult with the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     as it develops the methodology and scope for the review.
       Critical Access Hospitals.--The agreement continues to note 
     concerns about the proposal to eliminate Critical Access 
     Hospitals (CAH) status from facilities located less than 10 
     miles from another hospital and reducing the reimbursement 
     rate from 101 to 100 percent on the hospitals to properly 
     provide care to local residents. The agreement directs the 
     Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to take steps 
     to limit the negative impact of the proposed rate reduction 
     on CAH.
       Health Insurance Exchange Transparency.--The agreement 
     continues to include bill language in section 221 that 
     requires CMS to provide cost information for the following 
     categories: Federal Payroll and Other Administrative Costs; 
     Exchange-related Information Technology (IT); Non-IT Program 
     Costs, including Health Plan Benefit and Rate Review, 
     Exchange Oversight, Payment and Financial Management, 
     Eligibility and Enrollment; Consumer Information and 
     Outreach, including the Call Center, Navigator Grants and 
     Consumer Education and Outreach; Exchange Quality Review; 
     Small Business Health Options Program and Employer 
     Activities; and Other Exchange Activities. Cost information 
     should be provided for each fiscal year since the enactment 
     of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 
     111-148). CMS is also required to include the estimated costs 
     for fiscal year 2018.
       Meaningful Use.--The agreement notes that some eligible 
     hospitals met the substantive requirements for the Medicare 
     Electronic Health Records Incentive Program, but failed to be 
     certified due to administrative error. As a result, the 
     eligible hospitals did not receive an incentive payment or 
     were subject to a payment adjustment. The agreement directs 
     CMS to reconsider options to provide an appeal to such 
     eligible hospitals that met substantive program requirements.
       Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).--The agreement 
     supports CMS' expansion of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention 
     Program beginning in January 2018 to improve health outcomes 
     and reduce diabetes-related healthcare costs. The agreement 
     encourages CMS to include virtual and remote technologies, in 
     addition to in-person services, as allowable means for 
     providing MDPP services to beneficiaries in future 
     rulemaking.
       Risk Corridor Program.--The agreement continues bill 
     language to prevent the CMS Program Management appropriation 
     account from being used to support risk corridor payments. 
     The agreement directs CMS to provide a report starting with 
     plan year 2014 and continuing through the duration of the 
     program to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate detailing the receipts and 
     transfer of payments for the Risk Corridor Program.
       Severe Wounds.--The agreement notes CMS' prompt 
     implementation of section 231 of the Consolidated 
     Appropriations Act, 2016 and directs CMS to implement this 
     provision with an effective date of December 18, 2015.

                Administration for Children and Families


                     REFUGEE AND ENTRANT ASSISTANCE

       Victims of Trafficking.--The agreement includes $13,000,000 
     for services for foreign national victims, and $5,755,000 to 
     improve services available for U.S. citizens and legal 
     permanent residents.


                CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SERVICES PROGRAMS

       Child Abuse Discretionary Activities.--The agreement 
     includes funding to preserve, disseminate, and amplify the 
     work of the Quality Improvement Center (QIC) for Research-
     based Infant-Toddler Court Teams by providing training and 
     technical assistance in support of such court teams' efforts 
     across the country. These efforts shall build upon and 
     continue the work of sites established through the QIC 
     initiative, which have brought together the court system, 
     child welfare agencies, health professionals, and community 
     leaders to improve current practices in the child welfare 
     system and make better-informed decisions on behalf of the 
     child. The agreement strongly encourages the Administration 
     for Children and Families to allocate the funds promptly.
       Child Welfare Research, Training, and Demonstration.--The 
     agreement includes funding within this program to continue 
     the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.
       Community Economic Development.--The agreement does not 
     provide funds for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative.
       Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.--The agreement 
     includes an increase of $5,000,000 for Early Head Start-Child 
     Care Partnerships for a cost of living adjustment.
       Native American Programs.--The agreement includes 
     $12,000,000 for Native American language preservation 
     activities, including $3,000,000 for Generation Indigenous, 
     and not less than $4,000,000 for language immersion programs 
     authorized by section 803C(b)(7)(A)-(C) of the Native 
     American Programs Act.
       Preschool Development Grants.--Consistent with the 
     authorization of the Preschool Development Grant program in 
     the Every Student Succeeds Act, the agreement requests a 
     report describing the transition of authority and program 
     operations from the Department of Education to the Department 
     of Health and Human Services. The report shall include a 
     specific and clear outline of how HHS will administer the 
     program, including an outline for the transition process that 
     will occur as the Departments shift the program from 
     Education to HHS. The report shall be provided to the 
     Committees on Appropriations and Education and the Workforce 
     in the House of Representatives and the Committees on 
     Appropriations and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in 
     the Senate.
       Social Services and Income Maintenance Research.--The 
     agreement includes $500,000 to complete the evidence-based, 
     non-partisan analysis of the macroeconomic, health, and 
     crime/social costs of child poverty--including a study of 
     current efforts aimed at reducing poverty--and to propose 
     recommendations with the goal of reducing the number of 
     children living in poverty in the United States by half in 10 
     years. The funds are provided to extend the original 
     agreement with the National Academy of Sciences.

                  Administration for Community Living


                 AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES PROGRAMS

       The agreement is aware the Administrator and Assistant 
     Secretary for Aging has committed to not using any funds from 
     grant programs administered by the Administration For 
     Community Living (ACL) to pay for administrative costs at ACL 
     including additional staff or any other administrative or 
     emergency expenses. The agreement expects ACL will maintain 
     this commitment for fiscal year 2017 and further believes 
     that in future budget years ACL should meet its 
     administrative needs through targeted funding for its 
     administrative accounts, not by shifting funds from grant 
     programs.
       Aging Network Support Activities.--The agreement provides 
     $9,961,000 for Aging Network Support Activities, of which 
     $2,500,000 is for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance program.

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       Senior Medicare Patrol Program.--The agreement includes 
     bill language fully funding the Senior Medicare Patrol 
     Program from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Account 
     in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
       Elder Rights Support Activities.--The agreement includes 
     $13,874,000 for Elder Rights Support Activities, of which 
     $10,000,000 is included for the Elder Justice and Adult 
     Protective Services program.
       Developmental Disabilities Projects of National 
     Significance.--The agreement includes $10,000,000 for 
     Developmental Disabilities Projects of National Significance, 
     of which $575,000 is for technical assistance and training 
     for the State Councils on Developmental Disabilities and 
     $1,000,000 is to fund transportation assistance activities 
     for older adults and persons with disabilities. The 
     transportation activities should focus on the most cost-
     effective and sustainable strategies that can be replicated 
     to other communities.
       Independent Living.--The agreement provides $101,183,000 
     for the Independent Living program, of which $22,878,000 is 
     for the Independent Living State Grants program and 
     $78,305,000 is for the Centers for Independent Living 
     program.
       State Health Insurance Program.--The agreement includes 
     $47,115,000 for the State Health Insurance Program, which 
     provides health insurance information to Medicare 
     beneficiaries and their families.
       Assistive Technology.--The agreement includes $2,000,000 
     for competitive grants as specified in House Report 114-699 
     to accompany H.R. 5926.

                        Office of the Secretary


                    GENERAL DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT

       Idea lab and Digital Services.--The agreement does not 
     include funding for either the proposed ``Idea lab'' or the 
     Digital Services team.
       Lupus Initiative.--The agreement continues to provide 
     $2,000,000 for Lupus activities at the Office of Minority 
     Health.
       Nonrecurring Expenses Fund (NEF).--The Secretary is 
     directed to provide to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate, within 30 days 
     of enactment of this Act and quarterly thereafter, a report 
     with the following information concerning each activity the 
     Department plans to support with funding from the NEF in the 
     current fiscal year and the upcoming fiscal year: (1) a 
     statement identifying and describing each activity the 
     Department proposes to fund; (2) the operating division or 
     office that administers the activity; (3) the estimated total 
     amount of funding proposed for allocation to the activity; 
     and (4) the current status of the activity and the amount of 
     funding (NEF or other) obligated toward it to date, as well 
     as expected to be obligated through the current fiscal year. 
     Finally, the Secretary is directed to include in these 
     reports information on balances by contributing operating 
     division or office in the NEF at the start of the fiscal year 
     and the anticipated and actual balances transferred into the 
     NEF during the fiscal year and at the end of the fiscal year.
       Office of Women's Health.--The agreement includes 
     $3,100,000 to continue the State partnership initiative to 
     reduce violence against women, which provides funding to 
     State-level public and private health programs to improve 
     healthcare providers' ability to help victims of violence and 
     improve prevention programs.
       Overhead costs.--The agreement continues to direct the 
     Department to include the amount and percentage of 
     administrative and overhead costs spent by the Department for 
     every program, project and activity in the fiscal year 2018 
     justification and each year thereafter.
       Quick Health Data Online System.--The agreement directs the 
     Secretary to continue the operation of the Quick Health Data 
     Online System. The data query system should include all 
     variables previously available, and access data from relevant 
     datasets beyond HHS. User-friendly data queries should have 
     the capacity to seek information by sex and by race/ethnicity 
     simultaneously, at the State and county levels.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The agreement includes $80,000,000 for the HHS Office of 
     Inspector General (OIG) account. The agreement expects the 
     OIG to continue to improve its annual budget justification 
     with more details and performance measures related to 
     discretionary oversight.


            PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES EMERGENCY FUND

       The agreement includes a program level of $1,532,958,000 
     for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund 
     (PHSSEF), which includes $1,517,958,000 in appropriated funds 
     and $15,000,000 in PHSSEF unobligated balances from pandemic 
     influenza supplemental appropriations. This funding will 
     support a comprehensive program to prepare for and respond to 
     the health and medical consequences of all public health 
     emergencies, including bioterrorism, and support the 
     cybersecurity efforts of HHS. In addition, the Zika Response 
     and Preparedness Appropriations Act, 2016 provided 
     $387,000,000 to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Zika 
     virus.
       Pandemic Influenza Supplemental Balances.--The agreement 
     directs the Secretary to make PHSSEF unobligated balances 
     available within 30 days of enactment.
       Prevention and Public Health Fund.--The agreement reflects 
     the allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as 
     included in the Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017.


                   PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            FY 2017
             Agency                 Budget Activity        Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
ACL.............................  Alzheimer's Disease        $14,700,000
                                   Prevention
                                   Education and
                                   Outreach.
ACL.............................  Chronic Disease              8,000,000
                                   Self-Management.
ACL.............................  Falls Prevention...          5,000,000
CDC.............................  Breast Feeding               8,000,000
                                   Grants (Hospitals
                                   Promoting
                                   Breastfeeding).
CDC.............................  Diabetes...........         72,000,000
CDC.............................  Epidemiology and            40,000,000
                                   Laboratory
                                   Capacity Grants.
CDC.............................  Healthcare                  12,000,000
                                   Associated
                                   Infections.
CDC.............................  Heart Disease &             73,000,000
                                   Stroke Prevention
                                   Program.
CDC.............................  Million Hearts               4,000,000
                                   Program.
CDC.............................  Office of Smoking          126,000,000
                                   and Health.
CDC.............................  Preventative Health        160,000,000
                                   and Health
                                   Services Block
                                   Grants.
CDC.............................  REACH..............         50,950,000
CDC.............................  Section 317                324,350,000
                                   Immunization
                                   Grants.
CDC.............................  Lead Poisoning              17,000,000
                                   Prevention.
CDC.............................  Early Care                   4,000,000
                                   Collaboratives.
SAMHSA..........................  Garrett Lee Smith--         12,000,000
                                   Youth Suicide
                                   Prevention.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                               TITLE III

                        DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

                    Education For The Disadvantaged

       National Activities.--There is significant concern about 
     the Department's allocation of resources available through 
     various national activities authorities for pay for success 
     projects. While pay for success and other innovative 
     financing mechanisms may prove to be a worthy investment, 
     these projects were explicitly authorized under the Every 
     Student Succeeds Act only in three instances. However, the 
     Department chose to use fiscal year 2016 national activities 
     resources for these projects in programs where Congress did 
     not authorize such a use of funds and did so without any 
     consultation with the committees of jurisdiction. Therefore, 
     the Department is directed to submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate, Committee on Education and the Workforce in the House 
     of Representatives, and Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions in the Senate operating plans describing 
     in detail its planned use of funds for national activities 
     program authorities funded in this title not later than 45 
     days prior to the announcement of the availability of funding 
     for such activities.

                      School Improvement Programs

       The agreement allows Student Support and Academic 
     Enrichment grants funding provided in this Act to be 
     distributed within a State on a competitive basis at a 
     State's discretion.

                            Indian Education

       Native Youth Community Projects.--Within the total for 
     Special Programs for Indian Children, the agreement includes 
     $43,452,000 for Native Youth Community Projects. This program 
     makes competitive awards to support culturally-relevant 
     coordinated strategies to improve the college- and career-
     readiness of Native American youth.
       State-Tribal Education Partnership.--The agreement includes 
     continued funding for the State-Tribal Education Partnership 
     (STEP) Program, which makes grants to tribes to build 
     capacity to assume certain State responsibilities for the 
     administration of ESEA programs.
       National Activities.--Within the total for National 
     Activities, the agreement includes funding for a new language 
     immersion program to maintain and promote the use of Native 
     languages. These funds should be allocated to support 
     extensive distribution across geography and language 
     diversity and support both existing and new Native language 
     immersion programs and schools.

                       Innovation and Improvement

       Supporting Effective Educator Development.--The agreement 
     includes funding for competitive grants, which may include a 
     consortia of programs operating in multiple States, to 
     improve the academic preparation and college readiness, 
     including the college-and-career pipeline, of rural youth. 
     Such programs should support teachers in all grade levels and 
     across disciplines, students, families, and community 
     members, in high-need rural areas. Specific activities could 
     include professional development and on-site programming for 
     teachers and school administrators throughout the year; youth 
     writing and literacy programs; and community-based workshops 
     for students and families.
       Ready to Learn.--The agreement provides for additional 
     funding to help Ready to Learn grantees meet their project 
     objectives and successfully produce the high-quality 
     educational programming intended by Congress. The Department 
     shall provide each grantee a proportional share of such funds 
     based on grantees' initial budget submissions. There remains 
     concern with the Department's poor management in 
     administering this program; accordingly, the Department is 
     advised to improve future communications with both grantees 
     and the Congress.

                 Safe Schools and Citizenship Education

       Promise Neighborhoods.--The agreement includes bill 
     language extending authority provided under the Promise 
     Neighborhoods program in the Every Student Succeeds Act to 
     grants made under the previous authorization of the program. 
     The Department is directed to use that authority to extend 
     funding for current high-quality Promise Neighborhoods 
     programs operating in underserved areas that have 
     demonstrated promising results through their initial 
     implementation grant and propose to continue pursuing 
     ambitious goals through continued innovative

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     activities during such extension of their award.

                           Special Education

       Within Technical Assistance and Dissemination, the 
     agreement includes $12,583,000 for education activities 
     authorized under P.L. 108-406, as amended.
       Education Technology, Media, and Materials Program.--
     Progress has been made with tools and services provided under 
     the Education Technology, Media and Materials program that 
     have allowed more than 380,000 students free access to more 
     than 325,000 books in multiple digitally accessible formats. 
     The agreement directs the Department to include not less than 
     the fiscal year 2016 level of funding to expand this 
     program's reach to K-12 students in underserved areas.

           Special Institutions For Persons With Disabilities

       American Printing House for the Blind.--The agreement 
     continues to recognize the significant progress being made 
     through the Resources with Enhanced Accessibility for 
     Learning (REAL) Plan toward developing new technologies to 
     translate educational materials for delivery to students who 
     are blind and visually impaired. These technological advances 
     will provide educational materials to students more quickly 
     than ever before, enhancing opportunities for academic 
     achievement. The agreement continues to support 
     implementation of the REAL plan, and includes not less than 
     $475,000 for such activities, the same as the fiscal year 
     2016 level.
       National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID).--The 
     agreement includes $2,000,000 in continued funding to support 
     NTID's operational costs and to continue support for at least 
     one regional partnership via a subcontract with an external 
     organization consistent with its mission and strategic plan. 
     These partnerships enable NTID to expand the geographic reach 
     of services and activities supported by the college for 
     individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing. The partnership 
     activities include a focus on: promoting training and 
     postsecondary participation in Science, Technology, 
     Engineering, and Math fields; working with NTID faculty to 
     develop postsecondary preparation for students; providing 
     professional development for teachers and developing 
     partnerships with business and industry to promote employment 
     opportunities for individuals who are deaf and hard of 
     hearing.

                      Student Financial Assistance

       Pell Grants.--The agreement includes a provision as 
     included in the Senate bill regarding year-round Pell grants. 
     The Department should implement this provision to maximize 
     flexibility for institutions of higher education and avoid 
     unnecessary administrative burdens while ensuring the best 
     interests of students. The Department is directed to issue 
     guidance on this expanded eligibility and flexibility in the 
     Pell grant program not later than July 1, 2017. The 
     Department is also directed to provide reliable data on the 
     implementation of this provision.

                       Student Aid Administration

       Student Loan Servicing.--The agreement directs the 
     Department to permit borrowers who are consolidating their 
     student loans to choose from among all Federal student loan 
     servicers when choosing a servicer for their new consolidated 
     loans. The Department is expected to make common performance 
     metrics available to borrowers to help guide their decision 
     for which servicer to select. This will allow student 
     borrowers to stay with their existing servicer if they wish 
     to, limit unnecessary disruption for borrowers, and provide 
     another incentive for servicers to provide high-quality 
     service to borrowers. The Department is directed to brief the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, 
     Labor, and Pensions and House Committee on Education and the 
     Workforce within 30 days of enactment of this Act on how it 
     plans to carry out this directive.

                            Higher Education

       TRIO.--The agreement does not include funding for the TRIO 
     demonstration project proposed in the budget justification.
       The Department is directed to allocate fiscal year 2017 
     TRIO funding such that all current grantees receive an 
     increase in their grant award. The Department is directed to 
     avoid imposing additional requirements as a condition for 
     grantees to receive these funds. Additionally, the Department 
     is directed to increase the number of new grants awarded for 
     those programs that will conduct a new competition this 
     fiscal year.
       There is concern that the Department has rejected and made 
     ineligible for review several fiscal year 2017 grant 
     applications based on minor formatting issues. The Department 
     is strongly encouraged to provide flexibility to such 
     applicants by permitting submission of a corrected 
     application. The Department should include consistent 
     formatting requirements across all TRIO competitions in the 
     future.

                    Institute of Education Sciences

       The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shall 
     explore ways to collect aggregate teacher-level data on 
     student characteristics when it administers the National 
     Teacher and Principal Survey so that in the future NCES is 
     able to provide better data about the characteristics of 
     students taught by teachers with different certifications.

                           General Provisions

       The agreement includes a new general provision expanding 
     eligibility and flexibility in the Pell grant program 
     relating to year-round Pell grants.
       The agreement includes a new general provision rescinding 
     unobligated balances available for the Pell grant program.

                                TITLE IV

                            RELATED AGENCIES

 Committee For Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

       Committee For Purchase From People Who Are Blind or 
     Severely Disabled--Requested Reports.--The agreement directs 
     the Committee For Purchase From People Who Are Blind or 
     Severely Disabled to comply with the reporting requirements 
     specified under this heading in House Report 114-699 to 
     accompany H.R. 5926.
       Requested Information in Fiscal Year 2018 Budget 
     Justification.--The agreement directs the Committee For 
     Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled to 
     include in its fiscal year 2018 budget justification:
       1. An organizational chart for the Virginia office,
       2. A map showing the location of all Central Nonprofit 
     Agencies, and
       3. A chart or map showing the total fees charged by each 
     Central Nonprofit Agency by State.
       Western United States Field Office.--The agreement directs 
     the Committee For Purchase From People Who Are Blind or 
     Severely Disabled to use some of the additional funds 
     provided over the fiscal year 2016 level to establish a field 
     office serving the western areas of the United States. 
     Information on the establishment of a field office shall be 
     included in the fiscal year 2018 budget justification.

             Corporation For National and Community Service

       AmeriCorps State and National Grants.--The agreement 
     directs the Corporation for National and Community Service 
     (CNCS) to issue clear, extensive guidance as part of their 
     fiscal year 2018 request for proposals for AmeriCorps grants 
     outlining specifically how grantees can demonstrate and 
     justify the need for operating funds as part of their 
     professional corps grant.
       Training and Technical Assistance.--Under current law, CNCS 
     has authority to set aside up to 25 percent of program funds 
     for evaluation, training, and technical assistance. CNCS is 
     directed to use this authority to provide not less than 
     $7,500,000 for training and technical assistance activities 
     for State Commissions, to expand the capacity of current and 
     potential AmeriCorps programs, particularly in underserved 
     areas.
       Innovation, Demonstration, and Assistance Activities.--The 
     agreement does not include funding for the Social Innovation 
     Fund.

                Institute of Museum and Library Services

       Within the total for IMLS, the bill includes funds for the 
     following activities in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                Budget Activity                     FY 2017 Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Library Services Technology Act:...............
    Grants to States...........................             $156,103,000
    Native American Library Services...........                4,063,000
    National Leadership: Libraries.............               13,406,000
    Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian..........               10,000,000
Museum Services Act............................
    Museums for America........................               21,149,000
    Native American/Hawaiian Museum Services...                  972,000
    National Leadership: Museums...............                8,113,000
African American History and Culture Act.......
    Museum Grants for African American History                 1,481,000
     & Culture.................................
Research, Analysis, and Data Collection........                1,713,000
Program Administration.........................               14,000,000
TOTAL..........................................              231,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Social Security Administration


                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

       Administrative Law Judge Hiring.--The Social Security 
     Administration's National Hearing Centers (NHCs) provide the 
     Social Security Administration (SSA) with invaluable 
     flexibility and support to address the hearings backlog. 
     Understanding the value of this flexibility and support, the 
     agreement directs SSA to ensure that its upcoming 
     Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) hiring allocates additional 
     ALJs to NHCs.
       Disability Case Processing System.--The agreement strongly 
     supports the recommendation by the Office of Inspector 
     General that SSA should periodically evaluate its path 
     forward to ensure it is pursuing the most cost-effective 
     alternative to achieve the goals of a modernized case-
     processing system for SSA and obtain the greatest value for 
     the taxpayer. To that end, the agreement supports SSA's 
     decision to obtain an independent, third-party evaluation of 
     the advantages and disadvantages of pursuing various 
     alternatives from this point forward, including continued 
     deployment of DCPS2, and other options. The Social Security 
     Administration is directed to brief the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     on the results of the evaluation within 90 days of enactment 
     of this Act.
       Prioritizing Continuing Disability Reviews To Maximize Cost 
     Savings.--A recent Government Accountability Office report 
     (GAO-16-250) found that SSA's Continuing Disability Review 
     (CDR) prioritization models fail to maximize potential cost 
     savings. Within 1 year, and every 3 years thereafter, the 
     agreement directs SSA to review and update the models for 
     prioritization of CDRs with the primary intent of efficiently 
     and effectively maximizing lifetime cost savings to the 
     government. A detailed, cost-based explanation

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     for the model's prioritization of different CDR types and 
     justification for any updates made should be included in the 
     annual CDR Report.
       Program Integrity.--The agreement supports increased 
     funding for program integrity activities within SSA. The 
     intent of this agreement is for SSA to support program 
     integrity activities solely from funds available for that 
     purpose. The agreement provides an additional six months of 
     availability to use program integrity funds to facilitate 
     reconciliation of actual costs at the end of the fiscal year.
       Reducing the Disability Adjudication Backlog.--The 
     agreement includes funds to address SSA's disability 
     adjudication backlog, which is currently 560 days on average. 
     The Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate are disappointed in SSA's 
     progress in reducing the backlog when specific funding was 
     provided in the Further Continuing and Security Assistance 
     Appropriations Act, 2017. Due to concerns about continued 
     weaknesses with SSA's CARES plan, SSA is directed to submit a 
     detailed report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate, the Committee on 
     Ways and Means of the House of Representatives, and the 
     Committee on Finance of the Senate within 90 days of 
     enactment of this Act that outlines its plan for reducing the 
     disability backlog of the Office of Disability Adjudication 
     and Review (ODAR) and increasing ODAR's effectiveness. The 
     report shall include measurable milestones toward achieving 
     key elements of SSA's hiring and improved automation goals. 
     These milestones shall include workload information, 
     including receipts, pending, and processing time, award rate, 
     and decisions rate at each level of adjudication, workforce 
     information for ALJs, Decision Writers, and other support 
     staff including new hires, separations, and support staff 
     ratios, planned obligations by quarter for each component of 
     the initiative, as well as the expected reductions in the 
     backlog. To ensure this effort stays on schedule, SSA is 
     directed to submit quarterly reports to such Committees that 
     compare actual data with milestones identified in the initial 
     report. The quarterly reports should compare actual and 
     planned data on obligations, hiring, effects on the backlog, 
     and other performance measures.
       Representative Payee.--The agreement notes that any vendor 
     hired to conduct representative payee monitoring reviews have 
     significant and demonstrable experience monitoring 
     representative payees, and addressing problems found among 
     individuals with different types of disabilities and among 
     different types of service providers. SSA should expect close 
     Congressional oversight of this situation throughout the 
     coming year. The agreement also notes with concern a lack of 
     oversight and internal controls in the Representative Payee 
     program. SSA is encouraged to improve program monitoring to 
     address program deficiencies discussed in recent Office of 
     the Inspector General reports.
       Work Incentives Planning and Assistance and Protection and 
     Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security.--The agreement 
     includes $23,000,000 for Work Incentives Planning and 
     Assistance and $7,000,000 for Protection and Advocacy for 
     Beneficiaries of Social Security.

                                TITLE V

                           General Provisions

       The agreement includes language rescinding various 
     unobligated balances.
       The agreement includes an extension of the Special Olympics 
     Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004.

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        DIVISION I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

       The following is an explanation of the effects of Division 
     I, which makes appropriations for the Legislative Branch for 
     fiscal year 2017. Unless otherwise noted, reference to the 
     House and Senate reports are to House Report 114-594 and 
     Senate Report 114-258. The language included in these reports 
     should be complied with and carry the same emphasis as the 
     language included in the explanatory statement, unless 
     specifically addressed to the contrary in this explanatory 
     statement. While repeating some report language for emphasis, 
     this explanatory statement does not intend to negate the 
     language referred to above unless expressly provided herein.
       Reprogramming Guidelines: It is expected that all agencies 
     notify the Committees on Appropriations of the House and the 
     Senate of any significant departures from budget plans 
     presented to the Committees in any agency's budget 
     justifications. In particular, agencies funded through this 
     bill are required to notify the Committees prior to each 
     reprogramming of funds in excess of the lesser of 10 percent 
     or $750,000 between programs, projects or activities, or in 
     excess of $750,000 between object classifications (except for 
     shifts within the pay categories, object class 11, 12, and 13 
     or as further specified in each agency's respective section). 
     This includes cumulative reprogrammings that together total 
     at least $750,000 from or to a particular program, activity, 
     or object classification as well as reprogramming FTEs or 
     funds to create new organizational entities within the Agency 
     or to restructure entities which already exist. The 
     Committees desire to be notified of reprogramming actions 
     which involve less than the above-mentioned amounts if such 
     actions would have the effect of changing an agency's funding 
     requirements in future years or if programs or projects 
     specifically cited in the Committee's reports are affected.
       Cybersecurity: In lieu of Senate report language pertaining 
     to cybersecurity, the universe of information technology (IT) 
     is an ever evolving, fast paced environment in which the 
     Federal Government operates. As such, this bill provides 
     funding for additional technology infrastructure and security 
     enhancements.
       There is concern, however, that a lack of standard 
     operating procedures and known best practices related to 
     technological investments, especially in the area of 
     cybersecurity, may lead to wasteful spending by the 
     government. To that point, agencies involved in the 
     Legislative Branch Cybersecurity Working Group (LBCWG) shall 
     work to improve the overall cyber security posture of the 
     Legislative Branch and are directed to complete an assessment 
     of IT resiliency as developed by the LBCWG within 90 days of 
     enactment of this act. These assessments will be provided to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, and 
     to each agency's authorizing oversight committee in both the 
     House and Senate.
       Additionally, this report directs the Library of Congress 
     to conduct a study with a federally funded research and 
     development corporation to assess the requirements and 
     constraints in implementing multi-factor authentication for 
     Legislative Branch agencies. This study will be provided to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, 
     Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, and the 
     Committee on House Administration. This study must be 
     completed prior to the Library executing on its multi-factor 
     authentication request.

                                TITLE I

                                 SENATE

       The agreement includes $871,176,081 for Senate operations. 
     This item relates solely to the Senate, and is in accordance 
     with long practice under which each body determines its own 
     housekeeping requirements and the other concurs without 
     intervention.


                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

       The agreement provides for unspent amounts remaining in 
     Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account to be 
     used for deficit or debt reduction and authority for transfer 
     of funds.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

       The agreement includes $1,189,050,766 for House operations. 
     This item relates solely to the House, and is in accordance 
     with long practice under which each body determines its own 
     housekeeping requirements and the other concurs without 
     intervention.
       Ford House Office Building Data Center Space: It is 
     directed that any renovation plans for the data center space 
     located in the Ford House Office Building commence no earlier 
     than March 31, 2018 if those plans will impact data center 
     operations of other Legislative Branch agencies. 
     Accommodation should be given to affected agencies' funding 
     and information technology needs in finalizing such plans.
       House Food Service: There is concern with continued food 
     service issues surrounding lack of food variety, consistent 
     quality of service, and management challenges with the food 
     services provider. It is known that additional cafeteria 
     renovations and reconfigurations are needed in the near 
     future; prior to moving forward with any significant 
     renovations the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in 
     conjunction with the Architect of the Capitol should explore 
     the feasibility of making available additional branded 
     options to the House community. The findings should be 
     reported to the House Committee on Appropriations and the 
     Committee on House Administration. Additionally, we are 
     supportive of the CAO's recently developed food service 
     quality assurance program. The CAO is encouraged to work with 
     oversight committees to make recommendations on ways to 
     improve food service based on the findings of the program.
       Cybersecurity Assistance: Cybersecurity is quickly emerging 
     as one of the most important aspects of the House of 
     Representatives' security platform. Evolving threats and 
     actors demand the House of Representatives, and the 
     organizations under its jurisdiction, stay one step ahead. To 
     that end, the House of Representatives' response capabilities 
     may, in significant circumstances, dictate the need for 
     additional support and assistance from the executive branch.
       It is realized that the nature of the support and 
     assistance provided by the executive branch is contingent on 
     the threats and vulnerabilities experienced by the House of 
     Representatives. It is intended that the Speaker, in 
     consultation with the Minority Leader, outline the type of 
     infrequent executive branch assistance that may be required, 
     including resources provided by the House of Representatives, 
     resources provided by the executive branch, actions and 
     constraints on those resources necessary to protect the 
     Separation of Powers, privileges under the Speech or Debate 
     Clause of the Constitution, and other constitutionally-
     derived powers and rules including those enacted pursuant to 
     the Rulemaking Clause of the Constitution.


                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

       The agreement provides for unspent amounts remaining in 
     Members' Representational Allowances account to be used for 
     deficit or debt reduction; prohibits the delivery of bills 
     and resolutions; prohibits the delivery of printed copies of 
     the Congressional Record; places a limitation on amount 
     available to lease vehicles; places a limitation on print 
     copies of the U.S. Code; prohibits delivery of reports of 
     disbursements, daily calendars, and printed copies of the 
     Congressional Pictorial Directory; allows USCP dignitary 
     protection detail to travel overseas with Members of the 
     Leadership; prohibits delivery of telephone directories, 
     Budget of the United States Government and Federal Register; 
     and cybersecurity assistance.

                              JOINT ITEMS

                        Joint Economic Committee

       The agreement includes $4,203,000 for salaries and 
     expenses.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

       The agreement includes $10,095,000 for salaries and 
     expenses.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

       The agreement includes $3,838,000.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $1,429,000.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

                                Salaries

       The agreement includes $325,300,000 for salaries of the 
     Capitol Police. An obligation plan is no longer needed as 
     required in House Report 114-594.
       The increase includes full year funding for 24 hires added 
     in FY2016 and half year costs of 72 hires expected to address 
     implementation of additional screening and pre-screening at 
     various building access points. The total staffing level is 
     expected to be approximately 1,871 sworn and 372 civilian 
     staff. No more than $36,805,000 is recommended for overtime 
     in fiscal year 2017, which includes funds to support the 
     staffing of the Thomas P. O'Neill Federal Office Building. 
     This provides for approximately 587,000 hours of additional 
     duty.
       The agreement does not include funds for USCP overtime for 
     requirements associated with the restoration of the Cannon 
     House Renewal Project, or any other major construction 
     projects undertaken by the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) as 
     those funds are provided to the AOC as part of the overall 
     project costs for those major projects and are paid to the 
     USCP on a reimbursable basis. It is expected the USCP to 
     operate within the designated funding level for requirements 
     associated with each project.

                            General Expenses

       The agreement includes $68,000,000 for general expenses of 
     the Capitol Police.

                        Administrative Provision

       The agreement provides for disposal of lost and found 
     property and acceptance of property from other Federal 
     agencies.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         Salaries and Expenses

       The agreement includes $3,959,000.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

       The agreement includes $46,500,000 for salaries and 
     expenses.

                        Administrative Provision

       The agreement authorizes senior level positions.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

       The agreement includes $617,887,000 for the activities of 
     the Architect of the Capitol (AOC).
       Construction Division: The Committees are aware of AOC's 
     practice of employing its Construction Division employees as 
     short-term, annual employees who do not have identical job 
     protections and benefits available to permanent full-time 
     employees.

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       Therefore, the AOC is directed to submit a report detailing 
     the structure and operations of the Construction Division 
     within 90 days of enactment. The report should include 
     details on how the Construction Division's capabilities are 
     integrated into AOC's project planning processes, how job 
     security protections and other benefits are comparable to 
     those extended to other AOC staff, how employment status 
     affects workforce retention, AOC's dependence on outside 
     contractors, and whether or not the Construction Division is 
     still meeting the goals and purpose of its original creation.
       Senate Restaurants: Concerns continue, as detailed in 
     Senate Report 114-258, regarding findings that the food 
     service provider for the Senate underpaid many of its 
     employees by misclassifying their work duties, and that 
     problems with contract compliance could continue. It is 
     emphasized that the AOC shall follow all directives included 
     in such report, particularly the directive for the AOC to 
     consider all recourses in ensuring compliance and 
     accountability with the contract. AOC is further directed to 
     continue to consider all such recourses throughout the entire 
     term of the contract if additional contract compliance 
     problems arise. It is noted that the Government 
     Accountability Office is conducting an audit of AOC's 
     oversight of the Senate restaurant contract and that the AOC 
     Inspector General has taken steps to incorporate AOC's 
     restaurant contract management into its routine oversight.
       It is noted that the Architect has committed, including in 
     written correspondence to and meetings with Members of the 
     United State Senate, to fully institute comprehensive reforms 
     of the AOC's oversight of Senate restaurant contracts. 
     Reforms include, but are not limited to: increasing the 
     number of dedicated AOC staff to the oversight of restaurant 
     contracts and ensuring such staff maintain a close and 
     continuing connection to the Senate community; coordinating 
     detailed, ongoing audits of employee wage rates and wage 
     classifications; determining if areas of improvement to the 
     contractor's pay administration practices exist so that 
     information is readily available and transparent to contract 
     employees; facilitating training on applicable labor laws for 
     both AOC staff and relevant contract staff; ensuring the 
     contractor maintains a full-time, dedicated human resources 
     manager on site; and ensuring specific improvements in 
     contractor communications with its employees, including for 
     communications to be available in multiple languages, as 
     needed, and ensuring contractor employees have convenient 
     access to report possible violations. It is expected that the 
     reforms AOC has committed to will be fully instituted and 
     formalized as standard operating procedures as soon as 
     practicable. The AOC is directed to continue to immediately 
     report all developments related to contractor oversight of 
     Senate restaurants to both to the Senate Committee on 
     Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
     Administration.

                  Capital Construction and Operations

       The agreement includes $92,957,000 for Capital Construction 
     and Operations, of which $1,368,000 shall remain available 
     until September 30, 2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following is 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget:....................................        $91,589,000
Project Budget:
    1. New Legislative Call System Installation......          1,368,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Capital Construction and Operations...        $92,957,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

       The agreement includes $32,584,000, for maintenance, care, 
     and operation of the Capitol, of which $8,584,000 shall 
     remain available until September 30, 2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following is 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget:....................................        $24,000,000
Project Budget:
    1. Exterior Stone & Metal Preservation, West               5,582,000
     Facade, Phase III...............................
    2. Conservation of Fine and Architectural Art....            502,000
    3. Minor Construction............................          2,500,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                               8,584,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Capitol Building......................        $32,584,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

       The agreement includes $12,826,000 for the care and 
     improvements of the grounds surrounding the Capitol, House 
     and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, of 
     which $2,946,000 shall remain available until September 30, 
     2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following was 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget:....................................         $9,880,000
Project Budget:
    1. Capitol Square Infrastructure Repair..........            946,000
    2. Minor Construction............................          2,000,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                               2,946,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Capitol Grounds.......................        $12,826,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Use of Grounds: It is understood the need to maintain 
     safety and order on the Capitol grounds and the Capitol 
     Police are commended for their efforts. Given the family-
     style neighborhood that the Capitol shares with the 
     surrounding community it is expected the Capitol Police 
     continue to forebear enforcement of 2 U.S.C. 1963 (``An act 
     to protect the public property, turf, and grass of the 
     Capitol Grounds from injury'') and the Traffic Regulations 
     for the United States Capitol Grounds when encountering snow 
     sledders on the grounds.

                        Senate Office Buildings

       The agreement includes $88,406,000 for the maintenance, 
     care and operation of the Senate office buildings, of which 
     $27,944,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2021.

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Operating Budget:....................................        $60,462,000
Project Budget:
    1. Exterior Envelope Repair and Restoration,              14,439,000
     Phases IV and V, South and Southwest Facades,
     RSOB............................................
    2. Senate Underground Garage Renovations and               8,505,000
     Landscaping Restoration, Phase II...............
    3. Minor Construction............................          5,000,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                              27,944,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Senate Office Buildings...............        $88,406,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Bike Lanes. The Architect of the Capitol is commended for 
     its efforts to develop a safe and accessible street system to 
     better connect all road users to the U.S. Capitol, Union 
     Station, and the National Mall by making cost-effective 
     improvements to Louisiana Avenue, Constitution Avenue, and 
     3rd Street Northwest. The plan, as approved by the Senate 
     Committee on Rules and Administration, would provide 
     protected bike lanes on these roads to safely connect 
     residents and tourists to Pennsylvania Avenue, the National 
     Mall, the U.S. Capitol, Union Station, and the Metropolitan 
     Branch Trail. As the AOC works during fiscal year 2017 to 
     develop detailed specifications on these new bike lanes, the 
     AOC should continue to coordinate with the District of 
     Columbia Department of Transportation, consistent with the 
     necessary approvals of the Senate Committee on Rules and 
     Administration, to pursue completion of this project in a 
     timely manner. The AOC is also reminded to ensure close 
     coordination with the Senate Sergeant At Arms and among AOC 
     jurisdictions to minimize impact on other campus projects and 
     priorities.
       This item relates solely to the Senate and is in accordance 
     with long practice under which each body determines its own 
     housekeeping requirements, and the other concurs without 
     intervention.

                         House Office Buildings

       The agreement includes $185,731,000 for the basic and 
     recurring needs of the House within the House Office 
     Buildings account, of which $61,404,000 shall remain 
     available until September 30, 2021 and $62,000,000 shall 
     remain available until expended.

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Operating Budget.....................................        $62,327,000
Project Budget:
    1. Garage Rehabilitation, Phase II, RHOB.........         30,789,000
    2. Emergency Power Upgrades, RHOB & HUG's........         19,955,000
    3. CAO Project Support...........................          3,660,000
    4. Restoration & Renovation, CHOB................         62,000,000
    5. Minor Construction............................          7,000,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                             123,404,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, House Office Buildings (base program).       $185,731,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund: In 
     addition to funding for core facility needs, the agreement 
     includes $17,000,000 for the Historic Buildings 
     Revitalization Trust Fund, to remain available until 
     expended.
       This item relates solely to the House and is in accordance 
     with long practice under which each body determines its own 
     housekeeping requirements, and the other concurs without 
     intervention.

                          Capitol Power Plant

       In addition to the $9,000,000 made available from receipts 
     credited as reimbursements to this appropriation, the 
     agreement includes $86,646,000 for maintenance, care and 
     operation of the Capitol Power Plant, of which $9,505,000 
     shall remain available until September 30, 2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following is 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget.....................................        $86,141,000
Project Budget:
    1. Roof Replacement, PPBP and PPGP...............          3,805,000
    2. Cogeneration Management Program...............          1,700,000
    3. Minor Construction............................          4,000,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                               9,505,000
        Subtotal, Capitol Power Plant................        $95,646,000
            Offsetting Collections...................        (9,000,000)
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Capitol Power Plant...................        $86,646,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

       The agreement includes $47,080,000 for Library of Congress 
     buildings and grounds, of which $22,137,000 shall remain 
     available until September 30, 2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following is 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget.....................................        $24,943,000
Project Budget:
    1. Garage Structural Repairs and Entry                     8,722,000
     Improvements, JAB...............................

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    2. Emergency Generator Replacement, TJB..........          4,901,000
    3. Elevator Modernization, JMMB MC1-MC4, JAB 13-           4,292,000
     14..............................................
    4. East and West Main Pavilion Roof Replacement,           2,222,000
     TJB.............................................
                                                      ------------------
    5. Minor Construction............................          2,000,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                              22,137,000
        Total, Library Buildings and Grounds.........        $47,080,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

       The agreement includes $20,033,000 for Capitol Police 
     Buildings, Grounds, and Security, of which $2,500,000 shall 
     remain available until September 30, 2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following is 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget.....................................        $17,533,000
Project Budget:
    1. Minor Construction............................          2,500,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and        $20,033,000
         Security....................................
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                             Botanic Garden

       The agreement includes $14,067,000 for salaries and 
     expenses for the Botanic Garden, of which $4,054,000 shall 
     remain available until September 30, 2021.
       With respect to operations and projects, the following is 
     agreed to:

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Operating Budget.....................................        $10,013,000
Project Budget:
    1. Production Facility Renewal...................          1,954,000
    2. Minor Construction............................          2,100,000
                                                      ------------------
                                                               4,054,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total, Botanic Garden........................        $14,067,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

       The agreement includes $20,557,000 for the Capitol Visitor 
     Center.

                       Administrative Provisions

       The agreement prohibits payments of bonuses to contractors 
     behind schedule or over budget; prohibits expenditure of 
     funds for scrims for projects performed by the Architect of 
     the Capitol; establishes a Flag Office Revolving Fund; 
     provides expired funds for unemployment compensation 
     payments; directs the Architect of the Capitol to establish 
     and follow formal procedures for suspension and debarment of 
     contractors; and provides the Architect of the Capitol 
     authority to operate shuttle service between the House Office 
     Buildings jurisdiction and the U.S. Capitol.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

       Subject Headings: In lieu of report language related to the 
     Library of Congress' subject headings, the Library of 
     Congress is directed to make publicly available its process 
     for changing or adding subject headings. It is expected that 
     the Library use a process to change or add subject headings 
     that is clearly defined, transparent, and allows input from 
     stakeholders including those in the congressional community. 
     The process should consider appropriate sources of common 
     terminology used to refer to a concept, including current 
     statutory language and other legal reference sources; and 
     other sources, such as reference materials; websites; and, 
     titles in the Library of Congress' collection.

                         Salaries and Expenses

       The agreement includes $450,667,000 in direct 
     appropriations and authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000.
       This amount includes $6,563,000 for information technology 
     security enhancements, $1,348,000 for digital collections 
     management, $4,039,000 for shelving replacement in the Law 
     Library's collection storage areas, $1,888,000 for the 
     Veterans History Project and $8,444,000 for the Teaching with 
     Primary Sources program.
       Primary Computing Facility: In lieu of House report 
     pertaining to the Library of Congress' Primary Computing 
     Facility (PCF), the Library's current PCF built in the 
     1970's, can no longer provide a sufficient level of data 
     center reliability and resiliency. The Library has conducted 
     a review of the necessary requirements and has assessed 
     numerous options to remediate the deficiencies of its current 
     PCF. $20,000,000 is being provided to move forward with this 
     important initiative. Once fully developed the Library's 
     Chief Information Officer shall provide a time-line and plan 
     on the Library's transition out of its current PCF to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate.
       Digital Collections Management: The agreement supports 
     language included in Senate Report 114-258 and reiterates the 
     need for the Library to develop an efficient, organization-
     wide system for acquiring, managing, and sharing digital 
     materials. It is critical for the Library to have a 
     comprehensive digital collection management plan in place 
     that centralizes and builds on current expertise, staffing, 
     and funding. The Committees look forward to considering 
     future funding requests for additional FTE's to add to 
     current resources supporting digital collections as details 
     for such plans are finalized.
       eReader Program: The importance of having accessible 
     reading material to U.S. citizens and residents who are 
     unable to read printed material due to blindness or physical 
     limitations is recognized. In 2016 Congress authorized the 
     National Library Services for the Blind and Physically 
     Handicapped (NLS) to provide readers for electronic braille 
     (Public Law 114-219). This new authority is consistent with a 
     2016 Government Accountability Office report requested by the 
     House Committee on Appropriations, which found that NLS could 
     provide braille materials in a modern and potentially more 
     cost-effective way by distributing braille eReaders to NLS 
     patrons. In addition to the new authority NLS continues its 
     mission of providing materials in audio and braille formats 
     and players for talking books.
       It is encouraging that NLS is moving forward to implement 
     the braille eReader program. There is support for the 
     Library's current approach to, within existing funds and in 
     cooperation with an educational organization for the blind, 
     pilot the introduction of braille eReaders, and, with 
     information learned from the pilot, work with the network of 
     participating NLS libraries to scale the braille eReader 
     program up so that it can deliver the increased accessibility 
     that Congress intended.

                            Copyright Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $23,098,000 in direct appropriations 
     to the Copyright Office. An additional $39,548,000 is made 
     available from receipts for salaries and expenses and 
     $6,179,000 is available from prior year unobligated balances.
       Modernization: In lieu of direction provided in House 
     Report 114-595 and Senate Report 114-258, the agreement 
     provides the following with regard to the Copyright Office.
       The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations fully 
     understand and support the U.S. Copyright Office as it moves 
     toward modernization in order to provide quality services and 
     adapt to the continuously evolving copyright marketplace. In 
     support of these efforts, the Copyright Office's authority to 
     spend receipts has been increased and it is expected that the 
     additional funds made available will be used towards the 
     modernization effort.
       As a necessary part of providing quality services, the need 
     for a robust information technology modernization effort 
     within the Copyright Office to support the growth of 
     creativity and commercial artistic activity in our nation and 
     to effectively serve users and copyright owners in the 21st 
     century is recognized. Various legislative proposals exist 
     with regard to the Copyright Office and this agreement takes 
     no position on larger systemic changes being considered. 
     Given the importance of the copyright system to the creative 
     community, the Committees on Appropriations of the House and 
     Senate are committed to improving the IT systems as broader 
     discussions are being had by relevant Congressional 
     authorizing committees.
       Last year the Copyright Office was required to provide a 
     plan on necessary IT upgrades to the Copyright Office and to 
     seek public comments on efforts to modernize. A provisional 
     report was received on February 29, 2016. However, the report 
     did not include the level of detail or collaboration with the 
     Library's Chief Information Officer (CIO) as expected. 
     Therefore, the Copyright Office is directed, in collaboration 
     with the Library's CIO, to modify the plan to include 
     potential opportunities for shared efficiencies and cost-
     savings as well as ways the Library's CIO Office can support 
     the Copyright Office in its overall modernization efforts. 
     This report should also include any new funding strategies 
     based on the comments received from the public regarding 
     changes in fee structures. This modified plan is to be 
     provided to the Committees on Appropriations of both the 
     House and the Senate within 90 days.
       Without prejudice to the proposals on where the Copyright 
     Office appropriately sits organizationally, it is recognized 
     that there must be integration with the Library of Congress 
     given it is currently a part of the Library. It is expected 
     that the Copyright Office consult with the Library of 
     Congress' CIO on its modified IT plan and use of shared 
     services, where practicable, should be reflected in the plan. 
     However, with regard to copyright specific IT systems and 
     larger Copyright issues, it is expected that the Library 
     continue to defer to the expertise of the Register of 
     Copyrights.
       Copyright Expertise: The Copyright Office has offered its 
     expertise on copyright matters to the Executive Branch, 
     including participation in international discussions, and 
     expects the Office is expected to continue that important 
     role.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $107,945,234 for salaries and 
     expenses.
       Congressional Research Service Modernization: It is 
     recognized that the Congressional Research Service (CRS) 
     adhered to direction included in Senate Report 114-258 to 
     examine ways in which the internal structure of the 
     organization may be improved to meet the challenges of the 
     ever-changing Congressional environment. The Director of CRS 
     has already provided a verbal progress report on this 
     internal examination to the Committees and will keep the 
     Committees apprised of any structural changes moving forward. 
     This obviates the need for a written report.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $50,248,000 for salaries and 
     expenses.

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                       Administrative Provisions

       The agreement includes provisions regarding reimbursable 
     and revolving funds carried in prior years and establishes a 
     National Collection Stewardship Fund.

                      GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

                        Congressional Publishing


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes $79,736,000 for authorized 
     publishing, printing and binding for the Congress.

     Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes $29,500,000.

    Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund

       The agreement includes $7,832,000.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement includes $544,505,919 in direct 
     appropriations for salaries and expenses of the Government 
     Accountability Office (GAO). In addition, $23,350,000 is 
     available from offsetting collections.
       In lieu of the directives to the GAO contained in the House 
     and Senate reports, this explanatory statement addresses 
     matters on which the House and Senate concur and action by 
     the GAO is requested.
       Technology Assessment: GAO's work is recognized in the area 
     of technology assessment, since being tasked with this 
     responsibility in 2002. GAO has produced highly technical and 
     scientific reports in response to Congressional requests and 
     statutory requirements. These reports have included 
     technology assessments (TA), and other reports to Congress 
     that incorporate analysis of scientific, technological and 
     engineering issues in their evaluations of federal programs. 
     GAO has also produced best practice guides for use across 
     government on the topics of lifecycle cost estimating, 
     project scheduling, and technology readiness assessment. 
     GAO's work in these areas is led by GAO's Center for Science, 
     Technology, and Engineering (CSTE).
       GAO's CSTE provides wide-ranging technical expertise across 
     all of GAO's areas of work, including support to various 
     studies of federal programs with science and technology 
     elements, such as cybersecurity, nuclear and environmental 
     issues, and major technical systems acquisitions, among 
     others. Also noted is the work of CSTE's e-Security 
     laboratory and Cost Engineering Sciences groups which conduct 
     computer and network security evaluations and advanced 
     operations research analyses (including cost, schedule, and 
     technical performance), respectively.
       GAO has provided direct support to the Congress via 
     congressional testimony, review of draft legislation, and the 
     adoption of various report recommendations by Executive 
     Branch agencies. GAO is commended for providing key direct 
     technical support to various congressional committees on 
     technology-focused topics such as the U.S. Capitol Police 
     radio systems acquisition.
       It is noted that GAO is using rigorous methods in its 
     technical reports, including engaging key external technical 
     experts via group meetings conducted in partnership with the 
     National Academies, cost-benefit analysis, risk analysis, 
     technology maturity assessment, and scenario-based trend 
     identification.
       Given the persistent and growing demand for this technical 
     work, the Comptroller General is commended for his strategic 
     initiative to build the scientific and technical capacity 
     within GAO and encouraging further growth as the work 
     portfolio requires. GAO is encouraged to continue a 
     communication effort with Congress to ensure lawmakers are 
     aware of these services.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

       The agreement includes $5,600,000.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

       The agreement includes $430,000.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

       The agreement continues provisions related to maintenance 
     and care of private vehicles; fiscal year limitations; rates 
     of compensation and designation; consulting services; costs 
     of the LBFMC; limitation on transfers; guided tours of the 
     Capitol; and computer network activity.

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   DIVISION J--DEPARTMENT OF STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED 
                   PROGRAMS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

       In implementing this agreement, Federal departments, 
     agencies, commissions, and other entities are directed to 
     comply with the directives, reporting requirements, and 
     instructions contained in H. Rept. 114-693 (House report) 
     accompanying H.R. 5912 (House bill) and S. Rept. 114-290 
     (Senate report) accompanying S. 3117 (Senate bill) as though 
     stated in this explanatory statement, unless specifically 
     directed to the contrary.
       This explanatory statement, while repeating some House and 
     Senate report language for emphasis or clarification, does 
     not negate language in such reports unless expressly provided 
     herein. Language expressing an opinion or making an 
     observation in the House or Senate reports represents the 
     view of the respective committee unless specifically endorsed 
     in this explanatory statement. In cases in which the House 
     and Senate reports provide contradictory directives or 
     instructions that are not addressed in this explanatory 
     statement, such directives or instructions are negated.
       The Secretary of State and the Administrator of the United 
     States Agency for International Development (USAID), as 
     appropriate, shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
     a description of the cost-matching arrangements required by 
     sections 7045(a)(2), 7080(c), and 8004(a) of this Act on a 
     country and program basis prior to the obligation of funds 
     made available by this Act for such purposes.
       In lieu of the tables contained in the House and Senate 
     reports, the tables contained in this explanatory statement 
     shall guide departments, agencies, commissions, and other 
     entities when allocating funds.
       The Act modifies section 7019 from the prior fiscal year, 
     and requires that amounts designated in the respective tables 
     referenced in this explanatory statement for funds 
     appropriated in titles III through V shall be made available 
     in such designated amounts and shall be the basis of the 
     report required by section 653(a) of the Foreign Assistance 
     Act of 1961 (FAA) (the 653(a) report), where applicable. 
     Section 7019 also includes limited authority to deviate from 
     such specified amounts and adds a new subsection that 
     includes exceptions to the application of the requirements of 
     such section for amounts designated in tables included in 
     this explanatory statement for International Military 
     Education and Training and Global Health Programs, and funds 
     for which the initial period of availability has expired.
       Proposed deviations from tables in title I in this 
     explanatory statement are subject to the regular notification 
     procedures of the Committees on Appropriations, unless an 
     exception or deviation authority is specifically provided 
     herein.
       For the purposes of this Act, the term ``regular 
     notification procedures of the Committees on Appropriations'' 
     means such Committees are notified not less than 15 days in 
     advance of the initial obligation of funds.
       In meeting the requirements of section 7076(e) of this Act, 
     the Department of State and USAID shall include in 
     congressional budget justifications (CBJs) the justifications 
     for multi-year availability for funds requested under 
     Diplomatic and Consular Programs and Operating Expenses. The 
     Department of State, USAID, and other agencies are also 
     directed to include in CBJs the information included in the 
     Introduction of the Senate report under Congressional Budget 
     Request and Justifications, as applicable.
       The Department of State, USAID, and other agencies funded 
     by this Act are directed to notify the Committees on 
     Appropriations of:
       (1) reprogrammings of funds, as required by sections 7015 
     and 7019 of this Act, at the most detailed level of the CBJ, 
     this Act, or this explanatory statement;
       (2) significant departures in funding from the CBJ or the 
     653(a) report to be submitted 30 days after enactment of this 
     Act; and
       (3) plans for restructuring the department or agency 
     involving funding or staffing changes.
       CBJ documents, and operating and spend plans, shall not 
     suffice for purposes of satisfying special notification 
     requirements contained in this Act.
       As in prior fiscal years, additional funding designated as 
     Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism (OCO/
     GWOT) pursuant to the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
     Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA) is contained in title VIII of 
     this Act. Such funds are intended to address the 
     extraordinary costs of operations and assistance in countries 
     in conflict and areas of instability and violence, 
     particularly in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa; 
     security, stabilization, and peacekeeping programs; 
     humanitarian activities; and counterterrorism and 
     counterinsurgency efforts.
       For purposes of this Act, the term ``extremist 
     organization'' means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 
     (ISIS); organizations affiliated with ISIS; a foreign 
     organization that is determined to be engaged in terrorist 
     activity, as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B) of the 
     Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182); and other 
     entities designated as foreign terrorist organizations 
     pursuant to section 219 of such Act. The term ``extremist'' 
     means an individual affiliated with an extremist 
     organization. The term ``extremism'' means the advocacy or 
     use of violence by such organizations or individuals to 
     achieve political or religious goals.
       The Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations the reports required by sections 104(a), 
     118(a), 312(a), 313, 404(c), 405(c), 418, and 602(c), of the 
     Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal Year 2017 (Public 
     Law 114-323) as well as the strategy required by section 
     301(a) of such Act.

            TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND RELATED AGENCY

  

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

  

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs

       The Act provides $8,238,682,000 for Administration of 
     Foreign Affairs in this title, and an additional 
     $3,704,806,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA. The Act includes a total of 
     $6,071,348,000 for embassy security in this title and title 
     VIII, an increase of $454,501,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
     enacted level, as contained in the table below:

                            EMBASSY SECURITY
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                     Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Worldwide Security Protection-.......................         $3,714,689
Embassy Security, Construction, and Maintenance......          2,356,659
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................          6,071,348
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

       The Act provides $6,147,254,000 for Diplomatic and Consular 
     Programs in this title, and an additional $2,410,386,000 in 
     title VIII under this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA.
       Within the total provided under this heading in this title, 
     up to $1,899,479,000 is for Worldwide Security Protection 
     (WSP) and may remain available until expended; and 
     $4,247,775,000 is for operations, of which $637,166,000 may 
     remain available until September 30, 2018. Not later than 
     September 1, 2017, the Secretary of State is directed to 
     report to the Committees on Appropriations on projected 
     amounts available for operations beyond fiscal year 2017 by 
     category and bureau. Title VIII of this Act includes funds 
     for embassy operations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq and 
     other areas of unrest.
       Funds appropriated by this Act for activities, bureaus, and 
     offices under this heading in this title are allocated 
     according to the following table:

                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Category                         Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Human Resources......................................         $2,529,387
    Worldwide Security Protection....................          [463,417]
Overseas Programs....................................          1,401,847
Diplomatic Policy and Support........................            757,713
Security Programs....................................          1,458,307
    Worldwide Security Protection....................        [1,436,062]
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................          6,147,254
------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Bureau/Office  (includes salary and bureau managed
                        funds)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bureau of Administration:
    Freedom of Information Act.......................          [$33,960]
Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation...........              6,250
Cultural Antiquities Task Force......................              1,000
Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.........             40,259
    Human Rights Vetting.............................            [9,000]
    Office of International Religious Freedom........            [6,500]
    of which, religious freedom curriculum                         [500]
     development.....................................
    Special Envoy to Promote Religious Freedom of                [2,000]
     Religious Minorities in the Near East and South
     Central Asia....................................
    Atrocities Prevention Training...................              [500]
Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs:
    Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues.              [568]
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs:
    Office of Terrorism Financing and Economic                   [5,625]
     Sanctions Policy................................
Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons..             12,500
Office of the Legal Advisor:
    Document Review Unit.............................            [2,889]
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and
 Scientific Affairs:
    Office of Oceans and Polar Affairs...............            [7,962]
Office of the Secretary:
    Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan                [1,000]
     Issues..........................................
    Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues.......            [5,497]
    Office of Global Women's Issues..................            [5,326]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Act does not include funding for any new, non-security 
     positions, unless specifically noted herein. The Secretary of 
     State may fill existing positions that become vacant due to 
     attrition, as needed. If the Secretary intends to create and 
     fill new positions, 15 days prior to posting such positions 
     or filling such positions with internal candidates the 
     Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations a 
     reprogramming request which shall include for each new 
     position: a justification; a description of the job duties; 
     the estimated fiscal years 2017 and 2018 costs; and the 
     funding sources to be used for such costs, including funds to 
     be reallocated from savings due to the elimination of other 
     positions, contract services, and other reductions or cost 
     saving measures.
       Funds allocated for offices and programs under the bureaus 
     listed in the table under this heading that exceed the 2017 
     CBJ levels for such offices and programs are in addition to 
     funds otherwise made available for such bureaus.
       The Secretary of State shall ensure that all security-
     cleared employees comply with training requirements for the 
     classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying of national 
     security information in accordance with Executive Order 
     13526: Classified National Security Information, as 
     appropriate.
       The Secretary of State shall implement, in a timely manner, 
     the recommendations of

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     the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) November 2016 
     ``Management Assistance Report: Incorrect Post Allowance Rate 
     for Embassy Berlin, Germany'' (AUD-FM-17-06).
       The Secretary of State is directed to identify the 
     embassies or consulates that did not regularly utilize the 
     Department of State's model visa denial letter in fiscal year 
     2016, and include such information in the report required by 
     the House report under the heading Border Security Program, 
     Visa processing and training.
       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of State shall submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations a progress report on the Foreign Affairs 
     Security Training Center project. Such report shall be 
     updated and submitted to such Committees semi-annually until 
     completion of the project. The report shall include the 
     requirements described under this heading in the House and 
     Senate reports.
       The Secretary of State is directed to implement directives 
     under this heading in the House report and the Introduction 
     to the Senate report concerning atrocity prevention, 
     including continued support for the Atrocities Prevention 
     Board and the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust 
     Issues.
       The agreement includes $12,500,000 for the Office to 
     Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons for support of 
     activities and directives described in the House and Senate 
     reports.
       The agreement includes sufficient funds to support the 
     authorized positions for the Bureau of Intelligence and 
     Research in fiscal year 2017.
       The Secretary of State is directed to fill the position of 
     Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism authorized 
     by Public Law 108-332 in a timely manner.
       The Secretary of State is directed to continue the 
     workforce diversity initiatives described under this heading 
     in the House and Senate reports.
       The agreement includes sufficient funds to support public 
     diplomacy programs at not less than the fiscal year 2016 
     level. In addition, the Secretary of State is directed to 
     include projected funding levels for public diplomacy in the 
     operating plan required by section 7076(a) of this Act.
       Section 7034(h) of this Act continues a limitation on the 
     use of funds for the preservation of religious sites as in 
     prior fiscal years.
       Section 7034(k)(1) of this Act extends for one year the 
     Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative surcharge authority, 
     which is the same extension of authority included in prior 
     fiscal years.
       Section 7034(k)(4) of this Act continues the Foreign 
     Service overseas pay comparability authority, but, as in 
     prior fiscal years, prohibits implementation of the third 
     phase of the authority.
       The Secretary of State is directed to implement the 
     recommendations in the Senate report regarding prevention of 
     discrimination and abuse under this heading and the Operating 
     Expenses heading.


                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

       The Act provides $12,600,000 for Capital Investment Fund.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The Act provides $87,069,000 for Office of Inspector 
     General in this title, of which $13,060,000 may remain 
     available until September 30, 2018, and an additional 
     $54,900,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA. The Act waives the 
     requirement of section 209(a)(1) of the Foreign Service Act 
     of 1980, as included in the Senate bill and in prior fiscal 
     years.


               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS

       The Act provides $634,143,000 for Educational and Cultural 
     Exchange Programs, of which not less than $240,000,000 is for 
     the Fulbright Program and $111,360,000 is for the Citizen 
     Exchange Program, of which not less than $4,125,000 is for 
     the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange. Funds under this 
     heading are allocated according to the following table:

               EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                     Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Academic Programs:
    Fulbright Program................................            240,000
    Global Academic Exchanges........................             63,176
    Special Academic Exchanges.......................             16,950
        Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship               [12,500]
         Program.....................................
                                                      ------------------
            Subtotal.................................            320,126
Professional and Cultural Exchanges:
    International Visitor Program....................             97,765
    Citizen Exchange Program.........................            111,360
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange....................            [4,125]
    Special Professional and Cultural Exchanges......              5,575
                                                      ------------------
            Subtotal.................................            214,700
Young Leaders Initiatives............................             28,500
Program and Performance..............................              7,383
Exchanges Support....................................             63,434
                                                      ------------------
                Total................................            634,143
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State shall include in the operating plan 
     required by section 7076(a)(1) of this Act the information 
     listed under this heading in the House and Senate reports.
       The Committees on Appropriations recognize the unique role 
     of educational and cultural exchanges for advancing American 
     leadership and ideals abroad. Department of State funded 
     exchanges are an important instrument of United States 
     foreign policy and diplomacy efforts, and promote United 
     States security interests. To that end, the agreement 
     includes additional funding for certain educational and 
     cultural exchange programs.
       Funds made available for the Citizen Exchange Program that 
     are above the fiscal year 2016 program plan are intended for 
     the purposes described under this heading in the House and 
     Senate reports.
       The agreement includes funding for Academic Programs and 
     Professional and Cultural Exchanges to support exchanges with 
     countries of the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the 
     Nordic region at not less than the 2017 CBJ levels.
       The agreement includes sufficient funds to expand support 
     for academic exchanges with Mexico and the countries of 
     Central and South America.
       The agreement includes not less than $700,000 for the 
     expansion of Korean-United States exchanges under the 
     Fulbright Program and Global Academic Exchanges. Not later 
     than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
     of State is directed to consult with the Committees on 
     Appropriations on the use of such funds.
       The agreement includes funds to continue the Special 
     Academic Exchanges and Special Professional and Cultural 
     Exchanges described in the House and Senate reports, 
     including the Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship 
     Program and the Tibetan exchanges and fellowships.
       The agreement includes $2,500,000 under this heading and 
     $2,500,000 under Economic Support Fund for grants authorized 
     by section 211 of the Vietnam Education Foundation Act of 
     2000, as amended. An additional $4,000,000 is expected to be 
     derived from debt forgiveness, which will provide a total of 
     $9,000,000 for such activities in fiscal year 2017.
       The Secretary of State shall follow the directives under 
     the Summer Work Travel and High School Exchange Programs 
     heading in the Senate report.


                        REPRESENTATION EXPENSES

       The Act provides $8,030,000 for Representation Expenses, 
     subject to section 7020 of this Act.


              PROTECTION OF FOREIGN MISSIONS AND OFFICIALS

       The Act provides $30,344,000 for Protection of Foreign 
     Missions and Officials.
       Section 7034(i) of this Act continues the authority for the 
     Secretary of State to transfer expired, unobligated balances 
     from funds made available under Diplomatic and Consular 
     Programs to this heading.


            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

       The Act provides $1,117,859,000 for Embassy Security, 
     Construction, and Maintenance in this title, of which 
     $358,698,000 is for Worldwide Security Upgrades (WSU) and 
     $759,161,000 is for other construction, operations, and 
     maintenance. An additional $1,238,800,000 is provided in 
     title VIII under this heading that is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA, of which $1,228,000,000 is available for 
     WSU.
       The Secretary of State shall follow the directives 
     concerning the Art in Embassies Program under this heading in 
     the Senate report. The report required should also include 
     the amount expended for procurement of art in fiscal year 
     2016.
       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of State shall report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations on plans to construct a New Embassy Compound 
     in Vietnam, including options for the purchase of appropriate 
     land for such construction.


           EMERGENCIES IN THE DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR SERVICE

       The Act provides $7,900,000 for Emergencies in the 
     Diplomatic and Consular Service.


                   REPATRIATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The Act provides $1,300,000 for Repatriation Loans Program 
     Account.


              PAYMENT TO THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE IN TAIWAN

       The Act provides $31,963,000 for Payment to the American 
     Institute in Taiwan.


         INTERNATIONAL CENTER, WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

       The Act provides $1,320,000 for International Center, 
     Washington, District of Columbia.


     PAYMENT TO THE FOREIGN SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

       The Act provides $158,900,000 for Payment to the Foreign 
     Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

                       International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

       The Act provides $1,262,966,000 for Contributions to 
     International Organizations in this title, and an additional 
     $96,240,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.


        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

       The Act provides $552,904,000 for Contributions for 
     International Peacekeeping Activities, and an additional 
     $1,354,660,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA. The agreement provides 
     funding for the United States share of the United Nations 
     (UN) Support Office in Somalia under Peacekeeping Operations 
     in title VIII, instead of under this heading.

                       International Commissions


 INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The Act provides $48,134,000 for Salaries and Expenses.

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                              CONSTRUCTION

       The Act provides $29,400,000 for Construction.


              AMERICAN SECTIONS, INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS

       The Act provides $12,258,000 for American Sections, 
     International Commissions to support the International 
     Boundary Commission, International Joint Commission, and 
     Border Environment Cooperation Commission, at the levels 
     contained in the 2017 CBJ.


                  INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS

       The Act provides $37,502,000 for International Fisheries 
     Commissions. Funds under this heading are allocated according 
     to the following table:

                   INTERNATIONAL FISHERIES COMMISSIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Commission/Activity                    Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Great Lakes Fishery Commission.......................             24,795
    Lake Champlain Basin.............................            [3,450]
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission..............              1,750
Pacific Salmon Commission............................              3,685
International Pacific Halibut Commission.............              4,160
Other Marine Conservation Organizations..............              3,112
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................             37,502
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides funding for the purposes specified 
     under this heading in the Senate report.

                             RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

       The Act provides $772,108,000 for International 
     Broadcasting Operations in this title, and an additional 
     $4,800,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated for 
     OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.
       Of the funds made available under this heading, up to 
     $32,501,000 may remain available until expended for satellite 
     transmissions and Internet freedom programs, of which not 
     less than $13,800,000 is for Internet freedom and 
     circumvention programs. In addition, $1,200,000 is included 
     within funds provided for Radio Free Asia for the personnel 
     costs associated with Internet freedom activities, bringing 
     the total provided for such programs to not less than 
     $15,000,000. The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is 
     directed to include amounts planned for Internet freedom in 
     fiscal year 2017 as part of the operating plan required by 
     section 7076(a)(1) of this Act and to describe the planned 
     activities in the Internet freedom spend plan required by 
     section 7078(c) of this Act.
       Prior to the submission of the fiscal year 2017 operating 
     plan, the BBG is directed to consult with the Committees on 
     Appropriations on the program increases and reductions 
     recommended under this heading in the House and Senate 
     reports.
       The agreement includes not less than $6,965,000 for 
     expansion of BBG Korean programming, including $3,310,000 for 
     Radio Free Asia, $3,405,000 for Voice of America, and 
     $250,000 for the Office of Technology, Services, and 
     Innovation.
       Title VIII of this Act provides $4,800,000 for Voice of 
     America broadcasts to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria. 
     BBG is directed to include a proposal for the use of such 
     funds in the operating plan required by section 7076(a)(1) of 
     this Act. The operating plan shall also include amounts 
     planned for countering Russian influence, countering violent 
     extremism, and for Korean programming.


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  May 3, 2017, on page H4049, the following appeared: Pakistan, 
Iraq, and Syria.. BBG is directed
  
  The online version has been corrected to read: Pakistan, Iraq, 
and Syria. BBG is directed


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

       Funds under this heading in this Act are allocated 
     according to the following table:

                  INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                  Entities/Grantees                    Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Entities:
    International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB):
        IBB Operations...............................             59,671
            Internet freedom.........................           [13,800]
        Office of Technology, Services, and                      181,399
         Innovation..................................
    Voice of America.................................            234,685
        Afghanistan OCO/GWOT.........................            [4,800]
    Office of Cuba Broadcasting......................             28,056
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................            503,811
Independent Grantee Organizations:
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty..................            117,388
    Radio Free Asia..................................             43,109
    Middle East Broadcasting Networks................            112,600
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................            273,097
                                                      ------------------
            Total....................................            776,908
                of which, BBG Title I................          [772,108]
                  of which, BBG Title VIII OCO/GWOT..            [4,800]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   BROADCASTING CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

       The Act provides $9,700,000 for Broadcasting Capital 
     Improvements.

                            RELATED PROGRAMS

                          The Asia Foundation

       The Act provides $17,000,000 for The Asia Foundation.

                    United States Institute of Peace

       The Act provides $37,884,000 for United States Institute of 
     Peace.

         Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund

       The Act provides $122,000 from interest and earnings from 
     the Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund.

                 Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program

       The Act provides $350,000 from interest and earnings from 
     the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program Trust Fund.

                    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program

       The Act provides $47,000 from interest and earnings from 
     the Israeli Arab Scholarship Endowment Fund.

                            East-West Center

       The Act provides $16,700,000 for East-West Center.

                    National Endowment for Democracy

       The Act provides $170,000,000 for National Endowment for 
     Democracy.

                           OTHER COMMISSIONS

      Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The Act provides $888,000 for Commission for the 
     Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.

      United States Commission on International Religious Freedom


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The Act provides $3,500,000 for United States Commission on 
     International Religious Freedom.

            Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The Act provides $2,579,000 for Commission on Security and 
     Cooperation in Europe.

  Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic of China


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The Act provides $2,000,000 for Congressional-Executive 
     Commission on the People's Republic of China.

      United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The Act provides $3,500,000 for United States-China 
     Economic and Security Review Commission.

      TITLE II--UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

       The Act provides $1,204,609,000 for Operating Expenses in 
     this title, of which $180,691,000 may remain available until 
     September 30, 2018, and an additional $152,080,000 in title 
     VIII under this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant 
     to BBEDCA.
       The USAID Administrator shall ensure that all security-
     cleared employees comply with training requirements for the 
     classifying, safeguarding, and declassifying of national 
     security information in accordance with Executive Order 
     13526: Classified National Security Information, as 
     appropriate.
       The agreement includes $250,000 under this heading to train 
     USAID personnel in genocide and mass atrocity prevention.
       The USAID Administrator is directed to consult with the 
     appropriate congressional committees prior to any decision to 
     begin discussions with a foreign government regarding the 
     closure of a USAID Mission.
       The USAID Administrator shall submit the report required 
     under this heading in the Senate report regarding Local 
     Sustainable Development Officers and Small Grants Program not 
     later than 45 days after the enactment of this Act.


                        CAPITAL INVESTMENT FUND

       The Act provides $174,985,000 for Capital Investment Fund.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The Act provides $67,600,000 for Office of Inspector 
     General, of which $10,140,000 may remain available until 
     September 30, 2018.

                TITLE III--BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                         GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS

       The Act provides $8,724,950,000 for Global Health Programs. 
     Funds under this heading are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                         GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                    Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Maternal and Child Health............................            814,500
    Polio............................................           [51,500]
    The GAVI Alliance................................          [275,000]
Nutrition (USAID)....................................            125,000
    Micronutrients...................................           [33,000]
    of which, Vitamin A..............................           [22,500]
    Iodine Deficiency Disorder.......................            [2,500]
Vulnerable Children (USAID)..........................             23,000
    Blind Children...................................            [3,500]
HIV/AIDS (USAID).....................................            330,000
    Microbicides.....................................           [45,000]
HIV/AIDS (Department of State).......................          5,670,000
    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and          [1,350,000]
     Malaria.........................................
    UNAIDS...........................................           [45,000]
Family Planning/Reproductive Health (USAID)..........            523,950
Other Infectious Diseases (USAID)....................          1,238,500
    Pandemic Influenza and Other Emerging Threats....          [142,500]
    of which, Emergency Reserve Fund.................           [70,000]
    Malaria..........................................          [755,000]
    Tuberculosis.....................................          [241,000]
    of which, Global TB Drug Facility................           [15,000]
    Neglected Tropical Diseases......................          [100,000]
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................          8,724,950
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Children facing adversity.--In lieu of the directive 
     regarding psychiatric care for children in the House report 
     under this heading, the USAID Administrator shall address the 
     emotional, cognitive, and behavioral struggles of children 
     facing adversity and separation from their families in its 
     programming for children, in both the Action Plan for 
     Children in Adversity priority countries and in countries 
     supported through the Displaced Children and Orphans Fund.
       Maternal and Child Health.--Not later than 90 days after 
     the enactment of this Act, the

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     USAID Administrator shall submit a report to the Committees 
     on Appropriations detailing USAID efforts to expand 
     interventions to end preventable maternal newborn and child 
     deaths through the use of innovative financing tools, 
     including pay-for-success and sovereign level guarantees, and 
     evaluating the opportunities and challenges of expanding the 
     use of such tools. The report should also include the costs 
     and risks of such interventions to date, and anticipated 
     funding commitments for such purposes in subsequent fiscal 
     years.


                         DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides $2,995,465,000 for Development Assistance. 
     Funds for certain programs under this heading are allocated 
     according to the following table and subject to section 7019 
     of this Act:

                         DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Global Programs                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Combating child marriage.............................             11,000
Global Crop Diversity Trust..........................             15,000
Leahy War Victims Fund...............................             13,500
Reconciliation programs..............................             16,000
Trade capacity building..............................             10,000
USAID Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues..........              3,500
Victims of torture...................................             11,750
Wheelchairs..........................................              5,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Higher education.--Funds made available for new 
     partnerships between higher education institutions in the 
     United States and developing countries shall be for 
     institutional capacity building and awarded on an open and 
     competitive basis, including through a new competition during 
     fiscal year 2017.
       USAID Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues.--The USAID 
     Administrator is directed to continue to fill the position of 
     Advisor for Indigenous Peoples Issues established by Public 
     Law 112-74. The agreement includes funds for grants and other 
     activities administered by the Advisor. The USAID 
     Administrator is directed to develop, in consultation with 
     other relevant Federal agencies and indigenous peoples 
     organizations, a USAID Policy on Indigenous Peoples to guide 
     the Agency in effectively addressing the rights and needs of 
     indigenous peoples in USAID programs, projects, and 
     activities.


                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides $498,483,000 for International Disaster 
     Assistance in this title, and an additional $3,313,203,000 in 
     title VIII under this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA.


                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

       The Act provides $35,600,000 for Transition Initiatives in 
     this title, and an additional $37,000,000 in title VIII under 
     this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.


                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

       The Act provides $10,000,000 for Complex Crises Fund in 
     this title, and an additional $20,000,000 in title VIII under 
     this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.
       Consistent with previous practice, the USAID Administrator 
     shall have responsibility for the use of funds appropriated 
     under this heading in this title, in consultation with the 
     Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State shall have the 
     responsibility for the use of funds appropriated under this 
     heading in title VIII.


                      DEVELOPMENT CREDIT AUTHORITY

       The Act includes a $50,000,000 limitation on funds that may 
     be transferred from other programs in this title to 
     Development Credit Authority. In addition, $10,000,000 is 
     provided for administrative expenses, which may be 
     transferred to, and merged with, Operating Expenses. A 
     limitation of $1,750,000,000 is included on total loan 
     principal.


                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

       The Act provides $1,041,761,000 for Economic Support Fund 
     in this title, and an additional $2,609,242,000 in title VIII 
     under this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
     BBEDCA. Funds for countries in Europe, Eurasia and Central 
     Asia in the 2017 CBJ under this heading are included under 
     Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia. Funds for 
     certain programs under this heading are allocated according 
     to the following table and subject to section 7019 of this 
     Act:

                          ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Global Programs                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues........             10,000
Disability programs..................................              7,500
Family Planning/Reproductive Health (USAID)..........             51,050
Fragile states and extremism (section 7080)..........             15,000
    United States Institute of Peace, by transfer....            [1,500]
House Democracy Partnership..........................              1,900
Organization of American States......................              9,000
Polio................................................              7,500
Trade capacity building..............................             10,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides funding to support the first through 
     third organizational pillars of the Organization of American 
     States. Within the total provided under this heading, 
     $4,000,000 is for programs to strengthen democracy, $500,000 
     is for development assistance programs, and $4,500,000 is for 
     programs to promote and protect human rights, of which not 
     less than $500,000 is for the Office of the Special 
     Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression. Such funds are subject 
     to prior consultation with the Committees on Appropriations.
       The Act provides that no funds are appropriated or 
     otherwise made available for a contribution, grant, or other 
     payment to the Green Climate Fund.


                             DEMOCRACY FUND

       The Act provides $210,500,000 for Democracy Fund, of which 
     $145,375,000 is for the Department of State Human Rights and 
     Democracy Fund and $65,125,000 is for the USAID Center of 
     Excellence for Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance.
       The Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and 
     Labor shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations on 
     the uses of funds provided by this Act for the Human Rights 
     and Democracy Fund that are above the fiscal year 2016 level.
       A portion of funds appropriated by this Act under this 
     heading may be used by the Bureau for Democracy, Human 
     Rights, and Labor, Department of State, and the Bureau for 
     Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID, for 
     costs associated with administering such funds.


            ASSISTANCE FOR EUROPE, EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

       The Act provides $291,638,000 for Assistance for Europe, 
     Eurasia and Central Asia in this title, and an additional 
     $453,696,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.
       Funds for countries in Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia in 
     the 2017 CBJ under Economic Support Fund are included in this 
     account, and funds for such countries in the 2017 CBJ under 
     International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement are 
     transferred to, and merged with, funds made available under 
     this heading for the same purposes as funds provided by this 
     Act under that heading.
       The agreement supports efforts to increase security, reduce 
     tensions and monitor the situation in Ukraine, including 
     through the Organization for Security and Cooperation in 
     Europe Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine, and includes 
     additional funding to meet unanticipated security or 
     monitoring requirements, if necessary.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides $912,802,000 for Migration and Refugee 
     Assistance in this title, and an additional $2,146,198,000 in 
     title VIII under this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA.
       In lieu of the reporting requirements on the United States 
     Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in the Senate report, the 
     Secretary of State is directed to consult with the Committees 
     on Appropriations on planned allocations for activities under 
     this heading during fiscal year 2017, including for the 
     USRAP.


     UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE FUND

       The Act provides $10,000,000 for United States Emergency 
     Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund in this title, and an 
     additional $40,000,000 in title VIII under this heading is 
     designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                          Independent Agencies


                              PEACE CORPS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The Act provides $410,000,000 for Peace Corps.


                    MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

       The Act provides $905,000,000 for Millennium Challenge 
     Corporation, including up to $105,000,000 for administrative 
     expenses.
       The Chief Executive Officer shall ensure that all security-
     cleared employees comply with training requirements for the 
     classifying, safeguarding and declassifying of national 
     security information in accordance with Executive Order 
     13526: Classified National Security Information, as 
     appropriate.


                       INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

       The Act provides $22,500,000 for Inter-American Foundation.


              UNITED STATES AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

       The Act provides $30,000,000 for United States African 
     Development Foundation.

                       Department of the Treasury


               INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides $30,000,000 for International Affairs 
     Technical Assistance.

              TITLE IV--INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE

                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

       The Act provides $889,664,000 for International Narcotics 
     Control and Law Enforcement in this title, and an additional 
     $412,260,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA. The Act requires that not 
     less than $72,565,000 be transferred to, and merged with, 
     Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia for the same 
     purposes as funds provided under this heading.
       Funds for certain programs under this heading are allocated 
     according to the following table and subject to section 7019 
     of this Act:

           INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                    Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Combating modern slavery (section 7060(f)(2))........             25,000

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Combating wildlife trafficking.......................             50,664
Demand reduction.....................................             12,500
International Law Enforcement Academy................             27,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Funds included to combat wildlife trafficking should be 
     used to strengthen law enforcement capacity, further 
     partnerships through regional and international cooperation, 
     and provide site-based protection of wildlife, including 
     through the use of aircraft, as appropriate. Not later than 
     45 days after enactment of this Act and prior to the 
     submission of the spend plan required in section 
     7076(b)(1)(C), the Secretary of State shall consult with the 
     Committees on Appropriations on the use of aircraft for anti-
     poaching activities through a demonstration project in one or 
     more countries.


    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

       The Act provides $500,696,000 for Nonproliferation, Anti-
     terrorism, Demining and Related Programs in this title, and 
     an additional $341,754,000 in title VIII under this heading 
     is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA. Funds under 
     this heading are allocated according to the following table 
     and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

     NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                    Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Nonproliferation programs............................            295,450
    Nonproliferation and Disarmament Fund............           [30,000]
    Export Control and Related Border Security.......           [62,500]
    Global Threat Reduction..........................           [70,000]
    International Atomic Energy Agency...............           [94,800]
Anti-terrorism programs..............................            358,000
    Anti-terrorism Assistance........................          [180,000]
    of which, airport and aviation security..........           [10,000]
    Terrorist Interdiction Program...................           [33,000]
    Counterterrorism financing.......................           [12,500]
    Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund...............          [127,500]
Conventional weapons destruction.....................            189,000
    Humanitarian Demining............................          [151,500]
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................            842,450
                                                      ------------------
            of which, OCO............................          [341,754]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement includes funding to support international 
     airport and aviation security for the purposes described 
     under this heading in the House report. Not later than 90 
     days after enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit 
     a spend plan to the Committees on Appropriations on the uses 
     of such funds by country and program. The Secretary of State 
     shall also review unobligated Anti-terrorism Assistance 
     balances from the prior fiscal year and consider 
     incorporating such funds into the plan. The Secretary of 
     State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
     prior to submitting the plan.
       The Secretary of State shall follow the directives in the 
     House report regarding country levels for Argentina and 
     Mexico, and in the Senate report regarding Algeria.
       The Act provides that funds appropriated under this heading 
     shall be made available for explosive ordnance disposal in 
     areas liberated from extremist organizations in Iraq, Libya, 
     and Syria, which should utilize local organizations and 
     individuals to the maximum extent practicable and be awarded 
     on a competitive basis.


                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

       The Act provides $135,041,000 for Peacekeeping Operations 
     in this title, and an additional $473,973,000 in title VIII 
     under this heading is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
     BBEDCA. Funds under this heading are allocated according to 
     the following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                         PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                    Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Africa...............................................            428,873
    Central African Republic.........................            [8,000]
    Democratic Republic of the Congo.................           [10,000]
    Liberia..........................................            [1,000]
    Somalia..........................................          [256,132]
    South Sudan......................................           [27,491]
    Africa Regional..................................          [126,250]
    of which, African Peacekeeping Rapid Response              [100,000]
     Partnership.....................................
    of which, Partnership for Regional East Africa              [10,000]
     Counterterrorism................................
    of which, Africa Conflict Stabilization and                  [8,300]
     Border Security.................................
    of which, Africa Military Education Program......            [3,000]
    of which, Africa Maritime Security Initiative....            [2,000]
    of which, African Union Rapid Deployment                     [2,950]
     Capability......................................
Near East............................................             59,500
    Syria............................................           [25,000]
    Multinational Force and Observers................           [34,500]
Political-Military Affairs...........................            120,641
    Security Governance Initiative...................           [14,041]
    Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership........           [20,100]
    Global Peacekeeping Operations Initiative........           [61,000]
    Maritime Security Technical Experts Program......              [500]
    Relief and Recovery Fund.........................           [25,000]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Total........................................            609,014
            of which, OCO............................          [473,973]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Congressional notifications submitted for funds made 
     available under Peacekeeping Operations shall continue to 
     include for each program: a description of the type of 
     equipment, training, or other assistance to be provided; and 
     the total amount obligated for each such program in fiscal 
     years 2016 and 2017 at the time of submission of such 
     notification, on a country-by-country basis to the extent 
     practicable.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


             INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING

       The Act provides $110,300,000 for International Military 
     Education and Training.
       The Secretary of State shall follow the directives under 
     this heading in the House report regarding country levels, 
     and in the Senate report regarding assistance for Algeria and 
     Timor-Leste.
       In lieu of the reporting requirements included in the House 
     and Senate reports under this heading, the Secretary of 
     State, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, is 
     directed to submit a report to the appropriate congressional 
     committees on changes made in the current fiscal year to 
     enhance International Military Education and Training and 
     Expanded International Military Education and Training 
     effectiveness and recommendations for the following fiscal 
     year. Such report shall describe the goals of such programs, 
     and steps taken to implement the requirements of section 
     548(a) of the FAA regarding the information to be maintained 
     in the database developed pursuant to such section. Such 
     report shall also include efforts by the Departments of State 
     and Defense to include women in International Military 
     Education and Training programs, including further steps that 
     can be taken to increase female participation globally over 
     the next three fiscal years. Not later than 30 days after 
     enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State is directed to 
     consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the contents 
     of such report, which shall be submitted concurrently with 
     the report required by section 7034(b)(7) of this Act.


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

       The Act provides $4,785,805,000 for Foreign Military 
     Financing Program in this title, and an additional 
     $1,325,808,000 in title VIII under this heading is designated 
     for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                                TITLE V

                        MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS

       The Act provides $339,000,000 for International 
     Organizations and Programs. Funds under this heading are 
     allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

                INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Programs                        Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Chemicals and Toxins Programs..........              3,175
International Civil Aviation Organization............                800
International Conservation Programs..................              7,000
International Development Law Organization...........                400
International Maritime Organization..................                325
Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund..................             32,000
Organization of American States Development                          500
 Assistance Programs.................................
Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy                    50
 and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia.............
UN Capital Development Fund..........................                500
UN Children's Fund...................................            137,500
    Combating female genital mutilation programs.....            [5,000]
UN Democracy Fund....................................              3,000
UN Development Program...............................             80,000
UN Environment Program...............................              7,000
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights................             10,500
UN Human Settlements Program.........................                700
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian                     2,500
 Affairs.............................................
UN Population Fund...................................             32,500
UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General                 1,750
 for Sexual Violence in Conflict.....................
UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women..........              1,000
UN Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the                 1,150
 Field of Human Rights...............................
UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture.............              6,550
UN Women.............................................              8,500
World Meteorological Organization....................              1,000
World Trade Organization Technical Assistance........                600
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total............................................            339,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------



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  May 3, 2017, on page H4051, numerous typographical errors 
appeared in tabular material printed under the heading 
``INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROGRAMS.''
  
  The online version has been corrected to read as shown below.


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 

       Of the funds allocated for the UN High Commissioner for 
     Human Rights, a total of not less than $1,500,000 is for 
     programs in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, and not 
     less than $1,000,000 is for programs in Colombia.

                  International Financial Institutions


                      GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

       The Act provides $146,563,000 for Global Environment 
     Facility.


       CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

       The Act provides $1,197,128,000 for Contribution to the 
     International Development Association.


     CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND 
                              DEVELOPMENT

       The Act provides $5,963,421 for Contribution to the 
     International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.


          CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

       The Act provides $21,939,727 for Contribution to the Inter-
     American Development Bank.


               CONTRIBUTION TO THE ASIAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

       The Act provides $99,233,000 for Contribution to the Asian 
     Development Fund.


              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

       The Act provides $32,418,000 for Contribution to the 
     African Development Bank.


              LIMITATION ON CALLABLE CAPITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

       The Act provides $507,860,808 for Limitation on Callable 
     Capital Subscriptions.


              CONTRIBUTION TO THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FUND

       The Act provides $214,332,000 for Contribution to the 
     African Development Fund.

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  CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

       The Act provides $30,000,000 for Contribution to the 
     International Fund for Agricultural Development.


              GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM

       The Act provides $23,000,000 for Global Agriculture and 
     Food Security Program.

               TITLE VI--EXPORT AND INVESTMENT ASSISTANCE

                Export-Import Bank of the United States


                           INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The Act provides $5,700,000 for Inspector General for the 
     Export-Import Bank of the United States.


                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

       The Act provides $110,000,000 for Administrative Expenses 
     for the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
       The agreement supports the use of fees for authorized 
     programs and activities.

                Overseas Private Investment Corporation


                           NONCREDIT ACCOUNT

       The Act provides $70,000,000 for Noncredit Account of the 
     Overseas Private Investment Corporation.


                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The Act provides $20,000,000 for Program Account of the 
     Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).
       OPIC is directed to allocate not less than $500,000 to 
     support a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between OPIC and 
     USAID to reimburse the USAID OIG for costs related to robust 
     inspection, audit, and evaluation activities. Such an MOU is 
     to be signed within 45 days after enactment of this Act and 
     in a mutually agreeable manner.
       The directive in the House report under this heading shall 
     apply to the fiscal year 2018 CBJ.


                      TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

       The Act provides $75,000,000 for Trade and Development 
     Agency.
       The Act includes funds under this heading for necessary 
     expenses for build out, outfitting, physical move, and rent 
     payments for office space provided under a long-term 
     replacement lease executed by the General Services 
     Administration (GSA) for the personnel of the Agency. Not 
     later than 30 days after the enactment of this Act, the 
     Agency is directed to report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations on the status of the agreement with GSA and 
     the full scope of funding necessary to effectively transition 
     the Agency to new office space.

                     TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS

       The following general provisions are continued in this Act 
     substantively unchanged from the fiscal year 2016 Act 
     (division K of Public Law 114-113):

     Section 7001. Allowances and Differentials
     Section 7003. Consulting Services
     Section 7007. Prohibition Against Direct Funding for Certain 
         Countries
     Section 7008. Coups d'Etat
     Section 7011. Availability of Funds
     Section 7012. Limitation on Assistance to Countries in 
         Default
     Section 7014. Reservations of Funds
     Section 7016. Notification on Excess Defense Equipment
     Section 7018. Prohibition on Funding for Abortions and 
         Involuntary Sterilization
     Section 7020. Representation and Entertainment Expenses
     Section 7021. Prohibition on Assistance to Governments 
         Supporting International Terrorism
     Section 7022. Authorization Requirements
     Section 7024. Authorities for the Peace Corps, Inter-American 
         Foundation and United States African Development 
         Foundation
     Section 7025. Commerce, Trade and Surplus Commodities
     Section 7026. Separate Accounts
     Section 7027. Eligibility for Assistance
     Section 7030. Debt-for-Development
     Section 7035. Arab League Boycott of Israel
     Section 7036. Palestinian Statehood
     Section 7037. Restrictions Concerning the Palestinian 
         Authority
     Section 7038. Prohibition on Assistance to the Palestinian 
         Broadcasting Corporation
     Section 7039. Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza
     Section 7040. Limitation on Assistance for the Palestinian 
         Authority
     Section 7047. War Crimes Tribunals
     Section 7049. Community-Based Police Assistance
     Section 7050. Disability Programs
     Section 7051. International Conferences
     Section 7052. Aircraft Transfer, Coordination, and Use
     Section 7053. Parking Fines and Real Property Taxes Owed by 
         Foreign Governments
     Section 7054. Landmines and Cluster Munitions
     Section 7055. Prohibition on Publicity or Propaganda
     Section 7057. United States Agency for International 
         Development Management
     Section 7061. Overseas Private Investment Corporation
     Section 7062. Arms Trade Treaty
     Section 7064. Reporting Requirements Concerning Individuals 
         Detained at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
     Section 7065. Multi-Year Pledges
     Section 7066. Prohibition on the Use of Torture
     Section 7067. Extradition
     Section 7068. Commercial Leasing of Defense Articles
     Section 7071. International Monetary Fund
     Section 7072. Special Defense Acquisition Fund
     Section 7074. Enterprise Funds
     Section 7075. Use of Funds in Contravention of this Act
     Section 7079. Impact on Jobs in the United States
     Section 7082. United Nations Population Fund

       The following general provisions are new or substantively 
     modified from the fiscal year 2016 Act (division K of Public 
     Law 114-113):
     Section 7002. Unobligated Balances Report (Modified)
     Section 7004. Diplomatic Facilities (Modified)
       The Act includes modified language from prior fiscal years 
     regarding diplomatic facilities to conform with provisions 
     included in the Department of State Authorities Act, Fiscal 
     Year 2017 (Public Law 114-323). In addition, subsections (d), 
     (e), and (h) continue, in modified form, the consultation and 
     notification requirements regarding the acquisition of 
     property or award of construction contracts for overseas 
     diplomatic facilities; the reporting directives concerning 
     the new embassy compound projects in London, Mexico City, and 
     Beirut; and the allocation of funds to address security 
     vulnerabilities at interim and temporary United States 
     diplomatic facilities.
       Subsection (g) includes a new directive of not less than 
     $10,000,000 for physical security upgrades to soft targets 
     used by United States diplomatic personnel and their 
     dependents posted overseas. In addition to consulting with 
     the Director of Overseas Building Operations as required by 
     this subsection, the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic 
     Security shall consult with Chiefs of Missions prior to 
     allocating funds for such purposes.
     Section 7005.Personnel Actions (Modified)
     Section 7006.Department of State Management (New)
       For the purposes of subsection (c), the term ``as 
     appropriate'' shall mean all Department and Federal financial 
     management policies, procedures and regulations applicable to 
     such bureau or office.
     Section 7009.Transfer of Funds Authority (Modified)

     Section 7010. Prohibition on Certain Operational Expenses 
         (Modified)

     Section 7013. Prohibition on Taxation of United States 
         Assistance (Modified)
     Section 7015. Notification Requirements (Modified)
       Concurrent with the submission of the initial congressional 
     notification submitted for funds made available under title 
     IV of this Act for assistance for Ethiopia, Libya, Nigeria, 
     Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, and South Sudan, the 
     Secretary of State shall inform the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the procedures in place pursuant to section 
     620M(d) of the FAA.
       In lieu of the notification requirements in the House 
     report for certain trust funds, notifications submitted 
     pursuant to subsection (g) shall include the following 
     information:
       (1) the office or bureau at USAID or the Departments of 
     State and the Treasury that will oversee programs and 
     expenditures of the trust fund;
       (2) the Web site link to publicly available expenditures of 
     the trust fund;
       (3) a copy of the administrative agreement between the 
     international financial institution and the United States; 
     and
       (4) whether direct government assistance will be provided 
     by the trust fund and specific risk mitigation and anti-
     corruption steps are being taken by the trust fund.
       The Departments of State and the Treasury and USAID shall 
     consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the process 
     of, and requirements for, incorporation of provisions under 
     title III of this Act into administrative agreements with 
     international financial institutions.
     Section 7017. Limitation on Availability of Funds for 
         International Organizations and Programs (Modified)

     Section 7019. Allocations (Modified)

     Section 7023. Definition of Program, Project, and Activity 
         (Modified)

     Section 7028. Local Competition (Modified)

     Section 7029. International Financial Institutions (Modified)

     Section 7031. Financial Management and Budget Transparency 
         (Modified)
     Section 7032. Democracy Programs (Modified)
       The Act provides a total of not less than $2,308,517,000 
     for democracy programs. Such funds are allocated according to 
     the following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                           DEMOCRACY PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Region                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Africa...............................................            314,271
    Lake Chad Basin countries (section 7042(e))......           [33,000]
East Asia and the Pacific............................            147,130
Europe and Eurasia...................................            218,141
Near East............................................            280,111
    Iraq.............................................           [55,000]
    Near East Regional Democracy.....................           [32,000]
South and Central Asia...............................            517,426
    Bangladesh.......................................            [8,600]
Western Hemisphere...................................            551,245
    Venezuela........................................            [7,000]
Global programs......................................            280,193
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................          2,308,517
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Regional and country totals in the Democracy Programs table 
     are derived from bilateral funds and global programs are in 
     addition to such funds.

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     Section 7033. International Religious Freedom (Modified)
       The Act includes not less than $500,000 for the development 
     and implementation of an international religious freedom 
     curriculum for Foreign Service Officers. The Secretary of 
     State shall consult with the Ambassador-at-Large for 
     International Religious Freedom, the Director of the George 
     P. Schultz National Foreign Affairs Training Center, the 
     United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, 
     and other Federal officials, as appropriate, on the content 
     of the training and curriculum, which shall include 
     appropriate collection methods regarding religious 
     persecution that do not endanger at-risk populations. Not 
     later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, 
     the Secretary of State is directed to submit to the 
     Committees on Appropriations a report describing the status 
     of the development of such curriculum and training.
       Subsection (d) includes language regarding atrocities 
     prevention. Funds made available for atrocities prevention in 
     this Act should be made available to support programs to 
     prevent atrocities committed by the armed forces of Burma 
     against ethnic minorities, particularly in Rakhine, Shan, 
     Kachin, and Karen States, and atrocities committed by the 
     security forces of Ethiopia against the Oromo and other 
     ethnic groups.
       In addition, such funds and funds appropriated in the 
     Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (division B of 
     Public Law 114-254), shall, where feasible, support the 
     efforts of entities, including nongovernmental organizations, 
     to assist in addressing crimes of genocide, crimes against 
     humanity, or war crimes in Iraq and Syria, including 
     assistance in the conduct of criminal investigations, the 
     development of local investigative and judicial skills, and 
     the collection and preservation of evidence and the chain of 
     custody of evidence.
       Funds for atrocities prevention are allocated according to 
     the following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                          ATROCITIES PREVENTION
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................              5,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              5,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Section 7034. Special Provisions (Modified)
       Subsection (b)(8)(A) directs that funds provided under 
     Foreign Military Financing Program be made available to 
     increase the efficiency and effectiveness of foreign military 
     sales programs. The Secretary of State is also directed to 
     identify in the submission of subsequent CBJ documents any 
     resources required by the Department of State to support 
     measures to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of such 
     programs.
       The Secretary of State is directed to continue cooperating 
     with the ongoing review being conducted by the Government 
     Accountability Office (GAO) to identify reforms that can be 
     made by the Departments of State and Defense to increase the 
     efficiency and effectiveness of the foreign military sales 
     process. The Secretary of State, in coordination with the 
     Secretary of Defense, shall include in the report required by 
     subsection (b)(8)(B) the steps taken or planned to be taken 
     to implement the GAO recommendations, including each 
     Department's response to each recommendation, how such 
     recommendations will be implemented and over what time 
     period, the resources required to do so, and the likely 
     impact that such steps will have on sales processes and 
     timelines. The report shall also include a description of any 
     other ongoing reviews and initiatives and steps taken in 
     response to recommendations.
       In accordance with subsection (b)(8)(C), the Secretary of 
     State, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, shall 
     include a list of cases under development for major defense 
     equipment (as defined in section 47 of the Arms Export 
     Control Act) that are above the thresholds identified in 
     section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act for which the 
     letter of request is over 180 days old, consultations have 
     not begun with the committees of jurisdiction, and a Letter 
     of Offer has not been submitted. Such list shall include: (1) 
     the date of the letter of request; (2) the amount of the 
     proposed sale; and (3) a description of the defense article 
     or service. The report shall be submitted in unclassified 
     form, but may be accompanied by a classified annex, if 
     necessary. The Secretary of State, in coordination with the 
     Secretary of Defense, shall also be prepared to discuss the 
     status of each case, including whether the case has been 
     received by the Department of State.
       Subsection (d)(2)(B) provides $3,500,000 for reimbursement 
     of costs incurred by civil society related to research and 
     documentation in support of the activities of international 
     tribunals established to try cases of war crimes, genocide, 
     and crimes against humanity. This amount is in addition to 
     any bilateral assistance provided to a country. The Secretary 
     of State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
     prior to the obligation of such funds.
       The Secretary of State shall ensure that any future 
     tribunal established for such purposes considers the role of, 
     and costs to, civil society in support of tribunal 
     activities. Such costs should be factored into the overall 
     expenses of the tribunal, and agreements established to 
     ensure timely reimbursement of assistance provided.
       When initiating any new partner vetting program pursuant to 
     subsection (e)(2), the Secretary of State and USAID 
     Administrator shall ensure implementing partners are provided 
     with information on the requirements of such program, 
     including a description of vetting processes; how information 
     collected will be stored, protected, and used; and the 
     processes by which concerns raised during vetting may be 
     addressed. The report required in paragraph (1) shall include 
     recommendations for standardizing and streamlining vetting 
     processes; an analysis of providing exemptions for certain 
     activities, including democracy and humanitarian assistance; 
     a description of consultations with governmental and 
     nongovernmental stakeholders affected by the pilot program; 
     and responses to concerns raised during such consultations. 
     For purposes of this subsection, ``to mitigate the risk of 
     diversion of foreign assistance'' means to mitigate such risk 
     primarily in a country in conflict and to terrorists and 
     other extremists.
       In addition to the directives in subsection (j), and with 
     respect to the implementation of section 203(a)(2) of Public 
     Law 110-457, the Secretary of State shall consider the 
     following as sufficient to determine that a diplomatic 
     mission ``tolerated such actions'': the failure to provide a 
     replacement passport within a reasonable period of time to a 
     T-visa recipient; the existence of multiple concurrent civil 
     suits against members of the diplomatic mission; or a failure 
     to satisfy a civil judgment against an employee of the 
     diplomatic mission.
     Section 7041. Middle East and North Africa
       Egypt. Funds for Egypt are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                  EGYPT
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................            112,500
    Egyptian American Enterprise Fund................           [29,400]
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              2,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                     3,000
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              1,800
Foreign Military Financing Program...................          1,300,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................          1,419,300
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Act provides not less than $10,000,000 for Egyptian 
     students with high financial need to attend not-for-profit 
     institutions of higher education. Such institutions must meet 
     standards equivalent to those required for United States 
     institutional accreditation by a regional accrediting agency 
     recognized by the United States Department of Education. 
     Students should be eligible for scholarships based on need, 
     outstanding academic record, and leadership potential to 
     contribute to the long-term political, economic, and social 
     development of Egypt. The curriculum of such institutions 
     should encourage critical thinking and be taught in the 
     English language.
       If the Secretary of State determines and reports to the 
     Committees on Appropriations that the Government of Egypt is 
     prohibiting or otherwise interfering with the conduct or 
     operations of programs supported by funds made available for 
     assistance for Egypt under Economic Support Fund in this Act 
     and prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of 
     State, foreign operations, and related programs, the 
     Secretary may reprogram such funds for activities outside of 
     Egypt, following consultation with such Committees.
       For the purpose of the certification required under 
     subsection (a)(3)(A), civil society organizations shall 
     include human rights defenders, and violations of human 
     rights shall include the murder of Giulio Regeni, a 
     University of Cambridge doctoral student.
       Section 7034(o)(1) of this Act provides loan guarantee 
     authority for Egypt, which may be made available following 
     consultation by the Secretary of State with the Committees on 
     Appropriations. As part of such consultation, the Secretary 
     shall provide an assessment of the business environment for 
     United States companies, including the identification of 
     institutional, regulatory, and political obstacles to 
     investment.
       Not later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of State shall submit a report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations, in classified form if necessary, describing 
     and evaluating the cooperation of the Government of Egypt on 
     bilateral and multilateral nonproliferation efforts.
       Iraq. For the purposes of the reporting requirement 
     contained in the Introduction of the Senate report under the 
     Iraq heading, the Secretary of State shall submit the report 
     as described, except the reference to the Iraqi Constitution 
     shall be article 125.
       Israel. The Act makes available $75,000,000 under Foreign 
     Military Financing Program for Israel from the Security 
     Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017 (division B of Public Law 
     114-254), which is in addition to funds made available under 
     such heading in title IV of this Act. The total amount 
     provided under Foreign Military Financing Program for 
     assistance for Israel in fiscal year 2017 is $3,175,000,000.
       Jordan.--The Act provides not less than $1,279,950,000 for 
     assistance for Jordan. Such funds are allocated according to 
     the following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

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                                 JORDAN
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................            812,350
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                    13,600
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              4,000
Foreign Military Financing Program...................            450,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................          1,279,950
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Libya.--No funds were requested for lethal assistance for 
     Libya, and none are provided in this Act. In submitting the 
     certification required by subsection (g)(3), the Secretary of 
     State is directed to include a description of how regular 
     oversight will be provided by the Department of State and 
     USAID.
       Morocco.--Funds for Morocco are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                 MOROCCO
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................             20,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              5,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                     1,500
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              2,000
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             10,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................             38,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Refugees in North Africa.--In lieu of the report directive 
     concerning Refugees in Algeria under Migration and Refugee 
     Assistance in the House report, subsection (i) includes a 
     reporting requirement concerning the delivery of humanitarian 
     assistance to refugees in North Africa.
       Syria.--For purposes of subsection (j)(1)(K), the 
     protection and preservation of the cultural identity of the 
     people of Syria as a counterbalance to extremism shall 
     include programs to promote the use of traditional art, 
     music, and literature.
       Subsection (j)(3) continues a program initiated in fiscal 
     year 2016 regarding support for Syrian organizations. The 
     Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, 
     Department of State, shall have responsibility for such 
     program, including the management of funds.
       Operational support for civil society organizations, 
     particularly those that emerge in conflict situations like 
     Syria, serves to strengthen the foundations of democracy and 
     the rule of law. The Secretary of State and USAID 
     Administrator, as appropriate, shall provide core support to 
     such organizations in Syria.
       Tunisia.--The Act provides not less than $165,400,000 for 
     assistance for Tunisia. Such funds are allocated according to 
     the following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                 TUNISIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................             79,000
    Democracy Programs...............................           [28,300]
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             13,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                     6,100
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              2,300
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             65,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................            165,400
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Act includes $5,000,000 above the budget request under 
     Economic Support Fund for democracy programs for Tunisia to 
     support the activities described in the first proviso of 
     section 7041(i) of the Senate bill. This amount is in 
     addition to other funds made available for such purposes. The 
     Department of State and USAID, as appropriate, shall consult 
     with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation 
     of such funds.
       West Bank and Gaza.--The report required in subsection 
     (l)(3) shall also include a description of steps taken by the 
     Department of State to discourage such payments.
       Other assistance for the Middle East and North Africa.--
     Funds for certain programs for the Middle East and North 
     Africa are allocated according to the following table and 
     subject to section 7019 of this Act:

          OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund:
    Lebanon..........................................            110,000
        Scholarships.................................           [12,000]
    Marla Ruzicka Iraqi War Victims Fund.............              7,500
    Middle East Partnership Initiative scholarship                12,000
     program.........................................
    Middle East Regional Cooperation.................              5,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement:
    West Bank security assistance....................             60,000
Foreign Military Financing Program:
    Iraq.............................................            250,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Lebanon Scholarships.--The USAID Administrator is directed 
     to ensure that Lebanese students attending public and private 
     secondary schools are eligible to apply for university 
     scholarships.
     Section 7042. Africa
       Partnership for Regional East Africa Counterterrorism.--
     Funds for the Partnership for Regional East Africa 
     Counterterrorism are allocated according to the following 
     table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

          PARTNERSHIP FOR REGIONAL EAST AFRICA COUNTERTERRORISM
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................              2,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              1,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                    11,150
 Related Programs....................................
Peacekeeping Operations..............................             10,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................             24,150
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership.--Funds for the 
     Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership are allocated 
     according to the following table and subject to section 7019 
     of this Act:

                TRANS-SAHARA COUNTERTERRORISM PARTNERSHIP
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Development Assistance...............................             15,275
Economic Support Fund................................             10,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              6,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                    18,446
 Related Programs....................................
Peacekeeping Operations..............................             20,100
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................             69,821
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Ethiopia.--The Secretary of State shall update the report 
     on Ethiopia required under Economic Support Fund in the 
     Senate report, which should also include: a detailed 
     description of the role and conduct of the Ethiopian National 
     Defense Force in internal security, including under the state 
     of emergency declared in October 2016; the impact of such 
     role and conduct on United States-funded security assistance 
     and cooperation programs; and any changes made, or intended 
     to be made, to the content of other United States programs to 
     respond to instability in that country. The updated report 
     shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a 
     classified annex.
       South Sudan.--The United States has invested more than 
     $4,400,000,000 in the stability and development of South 
     Sudan since its independence in 2011. Given the longstanding 
     ties between the United States and the people of South Sudan, 
     the Act includes a new requirement that the Secretary of 
     State submit a diplomatic and assistance strategy for South 
     Sudan which prioritizes the cessation of hostilities and the 
     delivery of humanitarian aid and essential services. The 
     strategy shall also include detailed information on how 
     assistance will support civil society and accountability for 
     war crimes, the prevention and response to gender-based 
     violence, and international organizations for the purpose of 
     implementing a peace agreement. The strategy should outline 
     specific objectives for aid and associated benchmarks, as 
     well as a description of how oversight will be conducted.
       No funds were requested for assistance for South Sudan 
     under International Military Education and Training and 
     Foreign Military Financing Program, and none are provided by 
     this Act.
       Other assistance for Africa.--Funds for certain programs 
     for Africa are allocated according to the following table and 
     subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                       OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR AFRICA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Development Assistance:
    Malawi higher education..........................             10,000
Economic Support Fund:
    Counter Lord's Resistance Army (section 7042(f)).             10,000
    Democratic Republic of the Congo.................             75,188
    Djibouti.........................................              9,000
    Liberia..........................................             65,429
    West Africa anti-slavery programs................              2,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Funds for West Africa anti-slavery programs are derived 
     from within bilateral country and regional programs.
     Section 7043. East Asia and the Pacific
       Burma.--Funds for Burma are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                  BURMA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Global Health Programs...............................             29,000
Economic Support Fund................................             82,700
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              3,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................            114,700
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Act provides responsibility for democracy and human 
     rights programs in Burma to the United States Chief of 
     Mission in Burma, in consultation with the Assistant 
     Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Department 
     of State. Such responsibility shall include final approval 
     for the specific uses of funds regardless of the bureau or 
     agency managing such funds.
       As in prior fiscal years, core support shall be provided to 
     local civil society organizations in Burma.
       The restrictions on assistance for entities in subsection 
     (b)(1)(B)(vii) shall include the Union of Myanmar Economic 
     Holdings Limited and the Myanmar Economic Corporation.
       The Secretary of State shall submit a report to the 
     Committees on Appropriations not later than September 30, 
     2017 assessing the feasibility of using the old chancery 
     building in Rangoon as a center to commemorate the struggle 
     for democracy in

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     Burma. In preparing the report, the Secretary shall consult 
     with appropriate government officials in Burma, relevant 
     civil society organizations, and such Committees.
       Not later than 45 days after the enactment of this Act and 
     prior to the initial obligation of funds made available for 
     assistance for Burma, the Secretary of State shall submit a 
     report detailing steps taken by the Government of Burma to 
     address human rights abuses committed by the armed forces of 
     Burma against ethnic minorities, including the use of rape as 
     a weapon of war.
       Mongolia.--The Secretary of State shall follow the 
     directive in the Senate report under Foreign Military 
     Financing Program regarding assistance for Mongolia.
       People's Republic of China.--The Secretary of State and 
     USAID Administrator are directed to provide no assistance to 
     the central Government of the People's Republic of China 
     under Global Health Programs, Development Assistance, and 
     Economic Support Fund, except for assistance to detect, 
     prevent, and treat infectious diseases.
       Philippines.--Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, 
     particularly those committed in the conduct of the anti-drug 
     campaign, call into question the commitment of the central 
     Government of the Philippines to human rights, due process 
     and the rule of law. The Secretary of State shall inform the 
     Committees on Appropriations in a timely manner of the United 
     States policy toward the Philippines, including the response 
     to such killings.
       The report required in subsection (f) shall include an 
     assessment of the following information: (1) the status of 
     diplomatic relations between the United States and the 
     Philippines, and significant changes in the policy of the 
     Government of the Philippines on matters of national interest 
     to the Government of the United States; (2) the degree to 
     which the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) benefits from 
     United States assistance, armaments, equipment, systems, and 
     training; (3) the impact of United States assistance on AFP 
     modernization, maritime domain awareness, and operational 
     capabilities of the Philippines Coast Guard, including to 
     maintain an effective presence in Philippine territorial 
     waters; (4) the impact of United States assistance on 
     economic growth in the Philippines, including through United 
     States-Philippines Partnership for Growth programs; (5) the 
     importance of United States markets for Philippine exports, 
     such as computer components, automobile parts, electrical 
     machinery, and textiles; (6) the importance of United States 
     foreign direct investment in the Philippines, and the 
     influence of the United States as an investor and market for 
     the Philippine business process outsourcing industry; (7) the 
     economic benefit of annual remittances to the Philippines 
     from the United States; (8) the adherence of the Government 
     of the Philippines to the rule of law, including due process, 
     particularly in efforts to counter illicit narcotics; (9) 
     efforts by the Government of the Philippines to credibly 
     investigate and prosecute individuals or organizations 
     responsible for inciting, directing, or carrying out extra-
     judicial killings in the Philippines; and (10) the threat of 
     Islamist terrorist groups in Mindanao and elsewhere in the 
     southern region of the Philippines, and the impact of the 
     United States military in supporting counterterrorism 
     efforts.
       The Secretary of State shall also comply with the reporting 
     requirement in the Senate report under Foreign Military 
     Financing Program with respect to certain actions by the 
     Government of the Philippines.
       Thailand.--Funds for Thailand under Economic Support Fund 
     are allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

                                THAILAND
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund:
    Democracy and conflict resolution programs.......              4,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on 
     Appropriations prior to the obligation of assistance for 
     Thailand.
       Assistance is not included under International Military 
     Education and Training and Foreign Military Financing Program 
     due to section 7008 of this Act.
       Tibet.--Funds for Tibet under Economic Support Fund are 
     allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

                                  TIBET
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund:
    Tibetan communities in the Tibetan Autonomous                  8,000
     Region and other Tibetan communities in the
     People's Republic of China......................
    Tibetan communities in India and Nepal...........              6,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State and USAID Administrator, as 
     appropriate, shall follow the directives regarding assistance 
     for Tibet under such heading in the Introduction in the 
     Senate report.
       Vietnam.--Funds for certain programs for Vietnam are 
     allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

                                 VIETNAM
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Development Assistance...............................             55,250
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              4,450
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                    12,500
 Related Programs Humanitarian Demining..............
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             12,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       East Asia and the Pacific Region.--The Secretary of State 
     shall follow the funding directive for the East Asia and 
     Pacific region under such heading in the Introduction in the 
     Senate report, which shall be reflected in the 653(a) report.
       Other assistance for East Asia and the Pacific Region.--
     Funds for certain programs in East Asia and the Pacific are 
     allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

          OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR EAST ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Global Health Programs:
    Laos nutrition programs..........................             $3,500
Development Assistance:
    Laos.............................................             20,000
    Timor-Leste......................................             16,000
Economic Support Fund:
    People's Republic of China (democracy, rule of                15,000
     law, and environment)...........................
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement:
    Indonesia........................................             10,625
    Laos.............................................              1,000
    Southeast Asia Maritime Security Initiative......              7,750
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and
 Related Programs:
    Laos humanitarian demining.......................             30,000
Foreign Military Financing Program:
    Indonesia........................................             14,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Section 7044. South and Central Asia
       Afghanistan.--The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan 
     Reconstruction, in consultation with the Offices of the 
     Inspector General of the Department of State and USAID, shall 
     conduct an assessment of implementation of the anti-
     corruption strategy referenced in subsection (a)(2)(B)(v), 
     including by revenue generating ministries in Afghanistan, 
     and submit such assessment to the Committees on 
     Appropriations not later than May 31, 2018.
       For purposes of the certification required in paragraph 
     (2)(B)(vi), monitoring and oversight frameworks shall include 
     the use of effective third party monitoring.
       The Secretary of State shall review infrastructure projects 
     proposed for Afghanistan supported with funds appropriated in 
     prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, 
     foreign operations, and related programs and may, following 
     consultation with the Committees on Appropriations and in 
     support of the strategy required by paragraph (1)(A), 
     deobligate and reobligate such funding for other programs in 
     Afghanistan.
       The Secretary of State, in consultation with the USAID 
     Administrator, shall ensure sufficient funding for the safety 
     and security of soft targets in Afghanistan, including the 
     American University of Afghanistan.
       Prior to the obligation of funds for the Afghan Civilian 
     Assistance Program and the Pakistan Civilian Assistance 
     Program, the USAID Administrator shall consult with the 
     Committees on Appropriations.
       Other assistance for South and Central Asia.--Funds for 
     certain programs for South and Central Asia are allocated 
     according to the following table and subject to section 7019 
     of this Act:

               OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Budget
                           Account                             Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Development Assistance:
    Bangladesh labor programs................................     $3,000
Economic Support Fund:
    Civilian victims of war, Afghanistan.....................     10,000
    Civilian victims of war, Pakistan........................     10,000
    Nepal....................................................     72,500
    Sri Lanka................................................     31,017
Foreign Military Financing Program:
    Sri Lanka................................................        500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

     Section 7045. Latin America and the Caribbean
       Central America.--Subsection (a) provides that $655,000,000 
     should be made available for assistance for countries in 
     Central America to implement the United States Strategy for 
     Engagement in Central America. Such funds are allocated 
     according to the following table and subject to section 7019 
     of this Act:

        UNITED STATES STRATEGY FOR ENGAGEMENT IN CENTRAL AMERICA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Country/Program                     Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Global Health Programs:
    Guatemala........................................            $13,000
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................             13,000
Development Assistance:
    El Salvador......................................             70,000
    Guatemala........................................            110,000
    Honduras.........................................             90,000
    Nicaragua........................................              9,535
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................            279,535
Economic Support Fund:
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....            104,225
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................            104,225
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement:
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....            225,000
    Costa Rica.......................................           [25,000]
    DNA forensic technology..........................            [6,000]
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................            225,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and
 Related Programs:
    Panama...........................................                500
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................                500
International Military Education and Training:
    Belize...........................................                250

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    Costa Rica.......................................                725
    El Salvador......................................                800
    Guatemala........................................                800
    Honduras.........................................                800
    Panama...........................................                725
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................              4,100
Foreign Military Financing Program:
    Belize...........................................              1,000
    Costa Rica.......................................              5,000
    El Salvador......................................              1,900
    Guatemala........................................              1,740
    Honduras.........................................              4,500
    Panama...........................................              2,000
    State Western Hemisphere Regional................             12,500
                                                      ------------------
        Subtotal.....................................             28,640
                                                      ==================
            Total....................................            655,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Act does not include funds for cash transfer assistance 
     or major infrastructure projects for countries in Central 
     America. Such projects should be financed from sources other 
     than the United States Government.
       The Secretary of State shall include in the updated 
     Strategy required by subsection (a)(1) the following 
     information: a clear mission statement; achievable goals and 
     objectives; appropriate benchmarks and timelines; an 
     assessment of progress made under the current Strategy; and 
     an explanation for any changes made relative to the current 
     Strategy. Such information should be described at both the 
     regional and the country level.
       Following the submission of the updated Strategy, and prior 
     to the obligation of funds made available pursuant to 
     subsection (a)(2), the Secretary of State, in coordination 
     with the USAID Administrator, shall follow the directives in 
     the House report under this section regarding the plan for 
     monitoring and evaluation. Not later than October 30, 2017, 
     the plan and results shall be submitted to the appropriate 
     congressional committees and posted to the Department of 
     State and USAID Web sites.
       In accordance with subsection (a)(3), the multi-year spend 
     plan shall describe in detail the proposed uses of assistance 
     from this Act for each country and the amounts allocated from 
     prior Acts making appropriations for the Department of State, 
     foreign operations, and related programs to support the 
     Strategy. The plan shall also describe: how such assistance 
     differs from, complements, and leverages funds allocated by 
     each foreign government, other donors (including 
     international financial institutions), and other United 
     States Government agencies; the amounts of funding from such 
     sources; funds planned to be transferred or otherwise 
     provided to other United States government agencies, 
     international financial institutions, and commissions, and 
     the purpose; and the funding levels planned for each of the 
     central governments of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.
       The Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on 
     Appropriations prior to: submitting any certification made 
     pursuant to subsection (a)(4); any suspension of assistance 
     made pursuant to subsection (a)(5); and any transfer of funds 
     made pursuant to subsection (a)(6).
       In making the certification pursuant to subsection 
     (a)(4)(B)(vii), the Secretary of State shall determine, among 
     other things, whether such government is providing 
     commissions with full access to information and documents in 
     its possession, including budgetary information. The 
     certification requirement in this clause shall not apply to 
     the Government of El Salvador unless a similar commission is 
     established in that country.
       The agreement supports efforts to strengthen the rule of 
     law by combating corruption and impunity in Central America. 
     Within the total funding provided for the United States 
     Strategy for Engagement in Central America, funds for certain 
     organizations and offices are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                        ORGANIZATIONS AND OFFICES
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Program                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Commission Against Impunity in
 Guatemala...........................................
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....             $6,000
Mission to Support the Fight Against Corruption and                5,000
 Impunity in Honduras................................
    Development Assistance...........................            [2,000]
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....            [3,000]
Office of the Attorney General/Public Ministry, El                10,500
 Salvador............................................
    Development Assistance...........................              [500]
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....           [10,000]
Office of the Attorney General/Public Ministry,                   11,000
 Guatemala...........................................
    Development Assistance...........................              [500]
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....           [10,500]
Office of the Attorney General/Public Ministry,                    6,500
 Honduras............................................
    Development Assistance...........................              [500]
    Central America Regional Security Initiative.....            [6,000]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of 
     other relevant United States Government agencies, is directed 
     to make available to the International Commission Against 
     Impunity in Guatemala and the Attorney General of Guatemala, 
     if requested, information available to the Secretary that 
     could assist in investigations and prosecutions by such 
     entities, and to keep the Committees on Appropriations 
     apprised of such efforts.
       The Secretary of State shall follow the directive in the 
     House report under this section regarding the report on the 
     uses of funds for the Central America Regional Security 
     Initiative on a country-by-country basis. For fiscal years 
     2015 and 2016, the Secretary shall provide a description for 
     each program, project, and activity; make such information 
     publically available; and integrate such information into the 
     ForeignAssistance.gov Web site, as appropriate.
       Additionally, the Secretary of State shall follow the 
     directives in the House report under this section regarding: 
     the country notifications requirements for Guatemala, El 
     Salvador, and Honduras; international commissions against 
     corruption and impunity; sexual assault units in Guatemala; 
     and the transfer of funds from Development Assistance to the 
     Inter-American Foundation. The Secretary of State shall also 
     follow the directive in the Senate report under the 
     Introduction regarding the Chixoy Reparations Plan. The 
     directive in the House report under this section regarding a 
     Comptroller General assessment should not be implemented.
       Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.--Funds for the 
     Caribbean Basin Security Initiative are allocated according 
     to the following table and subject to section 7019 of this 
     Act:

                   CARIBBEAN BASIN SECURITY INITIATIVE
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................            $25,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             25,200
Foreign Military Financing Program...................              7,500
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................             57,700
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State shall follow the directive in the 
     House report regarding the report on the uses of funds for 
     the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative on a country-by-
     country basis and integrate such information into the 
     ForeignAssistance.gov Web site, as appropriate.
       Colombia.--Subsection (b) provides not less than 
     $391,253,000 for assistance for Colombia. Such funds are 
     allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

                                COLOMBIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                      Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................           $187,328
    Transfer to Migration and Refugee Assistance.....            [7,000]
    Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities........           [20,000]
        Human rights.................................            [9,000]
        Biodiversity.................................            [4,000]
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..            143,000
    Office of the Attorney General, Human Rights Unit           [10,000]
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and                    21,000
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              1,400
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             38,525
                                                      ------------------
            Total....................................            391,253
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       In accordance with subsection (b)(3), the multi-year spend 
     plan shall describe in detail the proposed uses of funds by 
     account and activity, including those activities specified in 
     subparagraphs (A) through (E) of paragraph (1). The plan 
     shall also include the amounts made available from prior Acts 
     making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
     operations, and related programs for assistance for Colombia.
       The spend plan shall also include the following information 
     for any funds made available to support the implementation of 
     a peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and 
     illegal armed groups: (1) an estimate of planned funding by 
     fiscal year and account; (2) an estimate of the commitments 
     and expenditures required by the Government of Colombia to 
     implement such agreement; and (3) an explanation of how 
     assistance made available by this Act and prior Acts making 
     appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
     operations, and related programs to support implementation of 
     such agreement will be coordinated with resources allocated 
     by the Government of Colombia and other donors, including 
     international financial institutions.
       No funds appropriated or otherwise made available for 
     assistance for Colombia by this Act and prior Acts making 
     appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
     operations, and related programs may be made available for 
     the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) or the 
     National Liberation Army in Colombia, as such entities are 
     designated as foreign terrorist organizations pursuant to 
     section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
     1189).
       In accordance with subsection (b)(5), 20 percent of the 
     funds appropriated by this Act under International Narcotics 
     Control and Law Enforcement for assistance for Colombia may 
     be obligated only if the Secretary of State certifies and 
     reports to the Committees on Appropriations that the 
     Government of Colombia has established and is implementing a 
     counternarcotics strategy to reduce illicit drug cultivation 
     and production in Colombia. The report shall include a 
     summary of such strategy, including eradication, 
     interdiction, and law enforcement objectives and activities 
     (and the funding associated with such activities), and an 
     explanation of how United States assistance will support 
     implementation of the strategy. The report shall also include 
     an assessment of the likelihood that such strategy will 
     significantly reduce illicit drug cultivation, production, 
     and trafficking. Funds should be provided to support 
     implementation of the strategy only on a cost-matching basis. 
     The Secretary of State should regularly review the progress 
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     the Government of Colombia in meeting the objectives of the 
     strategy and inform the Committees on Appropriations of such 
     progress.
       In accordance with subsection (b)(6), 20 percent of the 
     funds appropriated by this Act under Foreign Military 
     Financing Program for assistance for Colombia may be 
     obligated only if the Secretary of State certifies and 
     reports to the Committees on Appropriations that: (1) the 
     Peace Tribunal and other judicial bodies within the special 
     jurisdiction for peace are independent and have authority to 
     document ``truth declarations'' from perpetrators of gross 
     violations of human rights and to sentence such perpetrators 
     to meaningful sanctions, including victims' reparations, 
     guarantee of non-repetition, and deprivation of liberty; (2) 
     military personnel responsible for ordering, committing, or 
     covering up cases of false positives, including those in 
     command authority, are being investigated, prosecuted, and 
     appropriately sanctioned, and military officers credibly 
     alleged to have committed such crimes are removed from 
     positions of command authority until the completion of 
     judicial proceedings; and (3) the Government of Colombia is 
     continuing to dismantle illegal armed groups, taking 
     effective steps to protect the rights of human rights 
     defenders, journalists, trade unionists, and other social 
     activists, and protecting the rights and territory of 
     indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities.
       The Secretary of State should not submit the report 
     directed in the House report under this section regarding 
     justice and rule of law activities.
       Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     USAID Administrator shall submit to the Committees on 
     Appropriations a plan for consolidating existing development 
     programs in Colombia, as described in the House report.
       Not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
     Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate 
     congressional committees: (1) a report on outstanding 
     commercial and trade disputes between the United States and 
     Colombia, including a description of steps taken to resolve 
     such disputes, and (2) a report detailing steps taken by the 
     Government of Colombia to meet extradition requests by the 
     Government of the United States for FARC members and members 
     of other illegal armed groups convicted of crimes.
       The Secretary of State shall consult with the Committees on 
     Appropriations on the possibility of expanding exchange 
     programs in Colombia in subsequent fiscal years.
       Funds for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human 
     Rights in Colombia are included under International 
     Organization and Programs.
       Mexico.--Within the funds made available by this Act for 
     assistance for Mexico, funds under International Narcotics 
     Control and Law Enforcement and Foreign Military Financing 
     Program are allocated according to the following table and 
     subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                 MEXICO
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             90,000
Foreign Military Financing Program...................              5,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State is directed to prioritize 
     International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement 
     assistance to combat organized crime, reduce corruption and 
     impunity within the security forces, increase border 
     security, promote due process and the rule of law, and reduce 
     the flow of illicit narcotics, particularly heroin and 
     fentanyl, into the United States.
       The Secretary of State shall follow the directive in the 
     Senate report under Foreign Military Financing Program 
     regarding assistance for Mexico. The Secretary of State 
     should not submit the report directed in the House report 
     under International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement 
     regarding Mexico.
       Other assistance for Latin America and the Caribbean.--
     Funds for certain programs in Latin America and the Caribbean 
     are allocated according to the following table and subject to 
     section 7019 of this Act:

          OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Account/Program                      Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund
    Caribbean Energy Security Initiative.............              2,000
    Cuba.............................................             20,000
    Haiti reforestation..............................              8,500
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
    Western Hemisphere regional security cooperation.             10,000
Foreign Military Financing Program
    Peru.............................................              1,800
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       In lieu of the directives in the House and Senate bills and 
     reports, the agreement includes funds for democracy programs 
     in Cuba.
       Funds provided for reforestation programs in Haiti are 
     within the total designated by subsection (c)(1).
       Funds provided for Western Hemisphere regional security 
     cooperation are in addition to amounts otherwise provided for 
     bilateral and regional programs under International Narcotics 
     Control and Law Enforcement.
     Section 7046. Europe and Eurasia
       Georgia.--Funds for Georgia are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                 GEORGIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia......             63,025
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..              4,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and                    1,100
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              2,200
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             30,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................            100,325
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Ukraine.--The Act provides not less than $410,465,000 for 
     assistance for Ukraine. Such funds are allocated according to 
     the following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                                 UKRAINE
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Global Health Programs...............................             31,615
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia......            250,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             30,000
Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and                   10,950
 Related Programs....................................
International Military Education and Training........              2,900
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             85,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................            410,465
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Other assistance for Europe and Eurasia.--Funds for certain 
     programs in Europe and Eurasia are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                 OTHER ASSISTANCE FOR EUROPE AND EURASIA
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Country                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Foreign Military Financing Program
    Estonia..........................................              2,000
    Latvia...........................................              2,000
    Lithuania........................................              2,000
    Moldova..........................................             12,750
    Poland...........................................              6,250
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia
    Central Asia Regional............................             31,782
    Poland...........................................              3,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State is directed to implement the 
     recommendation in the Senate report under Assistance for 
     Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia regarding the Anglo-Irish 
     Agreement Support Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-415).
     Section 7048. United Nations
       Subsection (f) prohibits the use of funds for the design, 
     renovation, or construction of the UN Headquarters in New 
     York and no such funds were requested for fiscal year 2017 
     for this purpose. In accordance with this subsection, any 
     operating plan submitted shall include a list of ongoing and 
     new capital projects funded by the plan. The following 
     information shall also be included for each capital project 
     with an estimated total assessed cost to all member states in 
     excess of $100,000,000 over the life of the project: (1) the 
     justification for the project; (2) a detailed summary of the 
     proposed budget, including costs for design, construction, 
     project management, building fit out, and technology and 
     security upgrades; (3) the assessed costs to be funded under 
     such operating plan and an estimate of the total assessed 
     cost to the United States for the project; (4) a description 
     of the steps taken by the UN and the Department of State to 
     keep costs within budget and the contingency plan to address 
     potential cost overruns; and (5) a description of the risk 
     management strategy and mechanisms to ensure transparency and 
     accountability.
       Subsection (j) requires a report on arrears. As a signatory 
     to the Charter of the UN and other treaties and conventions, 
     the United States has an obligation to pay assessed 
     contributions to the UN regular budget, peacekeeping 
     operations, and certain specialized agencies and 
     organizations. Scales of assessments for these organizations 
     are negotiated on an ongoing basis. Article 19 of the UN 
     Charter states that a member of the UN that is in arrears 
     ``shall have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of 
     its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of contributions due 
     from it for the preceding two full years.'' Therefore, this 
     subsection requires a report to ensure that the consequences 
     of the accumulation of arrears are fully described to 
     Congress. In assessing the impact to the national interest 
     due to accumulation of arrears owed to the UN and other 
     international organizations, the Secretary of State is 
     directed to consider the relative loss of influence at such 
     organizations to other countries.
     Section 7056. Continuous Supervision and General Direction of 
         Economic and Military Assistance (new)
     Section 7058. Global Health Activities (modified)
       Subsection (c)(1) includes $70,000,000 from within funds 
     appropriated under Global Health Programs for an Emergency 
     Reserve Fund to enable the United States and the 
     international public health community to respond rapidly to 
     emerging health threats. Funds in the Reserve Fund are 
     available until expended, but may only be made available if, 
     prior to obligation, the Secretary of State determines and 
     reports to the Committees on Appropriations that it is in the 
     national interest to respond to an emerging health threat 
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     human health. The Secretary may waive the regular 
     notification procedures required under paragraph (3) pursuant 
     to the authority of section 7015(e) of this Act.
     Section 7059. Gender Equality (modified)
       For the purposes of subsection (e)(1), funds are intended 
     to be provided through grants and cooperative agreements, and 
     the following programs and activities shall be included: for 
     subparagraph (A), family oriented activities and culturally 
     appropriate programs to promote tolerance and pluralism and 
     the development and dissemination of early warning and 
     response systems; for subparagraph (B), comprehensive 
     programs that provide immediate and sustained livelihood 
     support, psychosocial services (including for family 
     members), and the establishment of safe houses and other 
     centers dedicated to the empowerment and protection of women 
     and girls; for subparagraph (C), forensic assistance and 
     exhumation of mass graves, as appropriate; and for 
     subparagraph (D), the use of social media and training 
     programs. With respect to the strategy in paragraph (2), the 
     Secretary should review and incorporate, as appropriate, the 
     objectives of the United States National Action Plan on 
     Women, Peace, and Security, December 2011; the United States 
     Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender-Based Violence 
     Globally, 2012; USAID's Gender Equality and Female 
     Empowerment Policy, March 2012; and the United States Global 
     Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, March 2016.
     Section 7060. Sector Allocations (modified)
       Environment Programs.--Subsection (c) includes authority 
     for environment programs, but does not include authority or 
     funding in the Act for a contribution, grant, or other 
     payment to the Green Climate Fund. Funds for certain 
     bilateral environment programs are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to section 7019 of this Act:

                          ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMS
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                   Program/Activity                     Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Andean Amazon........................................            $20,000
Brazilian Amazon.....................................             10,500
Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment..             39,400
    USAID............................................           [21,900]
    United States Fish and Wildlife Service..........           [17,500]
Guatemala/Belize.....................................              3,000
    USAID............................................            [2,000]
    Department of the Interior.......................            [1,000]
Lacey Act............................................              2,000
Oceans and International Environmental Scientific                 65,694
 Affairs.............................................
United States Fish and Wildlife Service..............              9,150
    Great apes.......................................            [3,500]
    Migratory bird conservation......................              [500]
    Endangered sea turtles...........................              [150]
United States Forest Service.........................              5,000
USAID/Indonesia Orangutan program....................              2,000
Toxic chemicals......................................              5,000
Waste recycling......................................              5,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act and 
     prior to the obligation of funds made available pursuant to 
     section subsection (c), the Secretary of State, USAID 
     Administrator, Director of the United States Fish and 
     Wildlife Service (USFWS), Director of the United States 
     Forest Service (USFS), and the Secretary of Interior are 
     directed to consult with the Committees on Appropriations on 
     the uses of such funds.
       Funds included for USFWS, USFS, and Department of the 
     Interior (DOI) shall be provided through direct transfers 
     pursuant to section 632(a) of the FAA not later than 90 days 
     after enactment of this Act. Prior to such transfer, the 
     USFWS, USFS, and DOI shall submit spend plans to the 
     Committees on Appropriations and to USAID detailing the 
     planned uses of funds and expected programmatic results.
       Funds for USAID programs to support tropical forest 
     conservation and the preservation of archeological sites in 
     Guatemala shall be awarded on an open and competitive basis. 
     The agreement includes funds for DOI to support biodiversity 
     protection programs in Guatemala and Belize, to include law 
     enforcement and governance.
       The agreement includes not less than fiscal year 2016 
     levels for USAID Great Apes programs.
       The USAID Administrator is directed to maintain the use of 
     flexible mechanisms and agreements that facilitate the 
     engagement of highly skilled volunteers in fulfilling mission 
     driven conservation development goals.
       Combating Wildlife Trafficking.--The Act includes not less 
     than $90,664,000 to combat wildlife poaching and trafficking, 
     of which not less than $10,000,000 shall be made available 
     for programs to combat rhinoceros poaching and shall be used 
     primarily for site-based, anti-poaching activities to address 
     immediate requirements. Funds are provided to support 
     regional wildlife enforcement networks, including not less 
     than the fiscal year 2016 level for the Wildlife Enforcement 
     Network Southern Africa; address consumer demand; strengthen 
     law enforcement, including to address significant needs for 
     training and equipment; and enhance regional cooperation and 
     anti-trafficking networks. These programs shall include 
     monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to ensure funds are used 
     for the intended purposes, and to measure the outcomes of 
     such assistance, including the number and type of 
     prosecutions, trends in wildlife population sizes, and the 
     effectiveness of demand reduction campaigns. The Secretary of 
     State is directed to update the report required in the joint 
     explanatory statement accompanying Public Law 113-76, 
     including how funds are being used to implement the National 
     Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking.
       Trafficking in Persons.--The Act provides not less than 
     $77,300,000 for programs and activities to combat trafficking 
     in persons internationally, including $12,500,000 provided 
     under Diplomatic and Consular Programs for the Office to 
     Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Department of 
     State.
       Pursuant to subsection (f)(1), the agreement provides 
     $5,000,000 to support a multi-faceted approach to combat 
     human trafficking in Guatemala. The Secretary of State shall 
     consult with the Committees on Appropriations on the use of 
     such funds no later than 45 days after enactment of this Act. 
     Pursuant to the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, 
     as amended by Public Law 113-4, $5,000,000 of the funds made 
     available under International Narcotics Control and Law 
     Enforcement shall be made available for child protection 
     compacts.
     Section 7063. Inspectors General (new)
     Section 7069. Country Transition Plan (modified)
     Section 7070. Countering Russian Influence and Aggression 
         (new)
       Countering Russian Influence Fund.--The Act provides not 
     less than $100,000,000 for the Countering Russian Influence 
     Fund (CRIF). Such funds are allocated according to the 
     following table and subject to 7019 of this Act:

                    COUNTERING RUSSIAN INFLUENCE FUND
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia......            $30,000
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             20,000
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             50,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................            100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The Secretary of State shall designate funding for the CRIF 
     in the 653(a) report. Such funds are in addition to amounts 
     made available for bilateral assistance for countries in 
     Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia.
       Funds should be made available to civil society and other 
     organizations that seek to mitigate the expansion of such 
     influence and aggression, including through public awareness 
     campaigns and exchange activities. The Secretary of State and 
     the USAID Administrator, as appropriate, shall ensure that 
     CRIF programs are coordinated among Federal agencies and 
     program implementers, and that information and lessons-
     learned are shared.
       The Secretary of State shall make publicly available the 
     report required by subsection (c)(4), except that such report 
     may include a classified annex.
     Section 7073. Stability and Development in Regions Impacted 
         by Extremism and Conflict (new)
       Subsection (a) requires the submission of a strategy to 
     counter and defeat violent extremism and foreign fighters 
     abroad, consistent with international norms of due process 
     and the protection of human rights.
     Section 7076. Budget Documents (modified)
       Subsection (a)(2) requires each covered department, agency, 
     or organization, concurrent with the submission of an 
     operating plan pursuant to paragraph subsection (a)(1), to 
     submit a report detailing any planned reorganization of such 
     department, agency, or organization. With respect to the 
     requirement of subparagraph (B) of such subsection, the 
     report shall include the number of employees by operating 
     unit and hiring mechanism.
       The Act includes a directive in subsection (b)(1)(B) to 
     submit the spend plans for the regional security initiatives 
     listed under this heading in the House report. In lieu of 
     including the Regional Security Initiative and Africa 
     Capacity for Immediate Response to Crisis in such report, the 
     Secretary of State shall submit a spend plan for the Regional 
     Strategic Initiative and the African Union Rapid Deployment 
     Capability.
     Section 7077. Reports and Records Management (modified)
     Section 7078. Global Internet Freedom (modified)
       The Act provides not less than $50,500,000 for programs to 
     promote Internet freedom globally. Funds for such activities 
     appropriated in title III of this Act are allocated according 
     to the following table and subject to section 7019 of this 
     Act:

                         GLOBAL INTERNET FREEDOM
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                          Budget Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Democracy Fund (Department of State).................             13,000
Democracy Fund (USAID)...............................              3,500
Economic Support Fund................................             14,275
    Near East Regional Democracy.....................            [9,000]
Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia......              4,725
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       In addition to the funds made available in title III, the 
     Act also includes $15,000,000 for Internet freedom under 
     Broadcasting Board of Governors, including $13,800,000 for 
     International Broadcasting Operations for programs and 
     $1,200,000 for the associated personnel costs of Radio Free 
     Asia.
     Section 7080. Fragile States and Extremism (new)
       The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) shall make 
     publicly available the Plan required in subsection (b), 
     consistent with USIP policies and procedures. Such Plan 
     should also be shared with prospective international donors.
     Section 7081. Consular and Border Security Programs (new)
       The Act establishes in the Treasury a Consular and Border 
     Security Programs account

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     into which authorized border security program fees shall be 
     deposited for the authorized purposes of such program. 
     Subsection (c) does not include the expanded authority 
     contained in the Appendix, Budget of the United States 
     Government, Fiscal Year 2017.
     Section 7083. Afghan Allies (new)
       The Act provides for an additional 2,500 visas for the 
     Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program. The Secretary of State 
     shall ensure that such visas are only issued to individuals 
     who meet the strict qualifications of the program for 
     assisting the United States Government in Afghanistan, and 
     that vetting processes remain rigorous and thorough.
       The Act does not include the following general provision 
     from the fiscal year 2016 Act (division K of Public Law 114-
     113), which has been addressed in Public Law 114-323:
     Sec. 7006. Local Guard Contracts

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

                          DEPARTMENT OF STATE

                   Administration of Foreign Affairs


                    DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The Act provides an additional $2,410,386,000 for 
     Diplomatic and Consular Programs, of which $1,815,210,000 is 
     for WSP, for the extraordinary costs of operations and 
     security in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, areas of unrest, and 
     high threat and high risk posts, which is designated for OCO/
     GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.
       Within the total, up to $5,000,000 may be transferred to 
     other agencies to support operations in, and assistance for, 
     Afghanistan. The Secretary of State is directed to include in 
     the operating plan required by section 7076(a)(1) of this Act 
     a description of any funds transferred to other agencies in 
     support of Afghanistan operations, including projected 
     transfer amounts and the number of staff supported by each 
     agency, and operating levels for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and 
     Iraq.


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

       The Act provides an additional $54,900,000 for Office of 
     Inspector General, which is for the Special Inspector General 
     for Afghanistan Reconstruction, and is designated for OCO/
     GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.


            EMBASSY SECURITY, CONSTRUCTION, AND MAINTENANCE

       The Act provides an additional $1,238,800,000 for Embassy 
     Security, Construction, and Maintenance, of which 
     $1,228,000,000 is for WSU, which is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA.

                      International Organizations


              CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

       The Act provides an additional $96,240,000 for 
     Contributions to International Organizations for the 
     extraordinary costs of UN missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, 
     Libya, and Somalia, which is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant 
     to BBEDCA.


        CONTRIBUTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACEKEEPING ACTIVITIES

       The Act provides an additional $1,354,660,000 for 
     Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities for 
     peacekeeping operations in Africa and the Near East, which is 
     designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                             RELATED AGENCY

                    Broadcasting Board of Governors


                 INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING OPERATIONS

       The Act provides an additional $4,800,000 for International 
     Broadcasting Operations for the extraordinary costs of United 
     States international broadcasting, including to Afghanistan, 
     Pakistan, Iraq, and Syria, which is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA.

           UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

       The Act provides an additional $152,080,000 for Operating 
     Expenses for the extraordinary costs of operations in 
     Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, which is designated for OCO/
     GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                     BILATERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   INTERNATIONAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides an additional $3,313,203,000 for 
     International Disaster Assistance for the extraordinary costs 
     of the United States response to international disasters and 
     crises, including those resulting from conflict, of which 
     $990,000,000 is for famine prevention, relief, and 
     mitigation, which is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
     BBEDCA.


                         TRANSITION INITIATIVES

       The Act provides an additional $37,000,000 for Transition 
     Initiatives for the extraordinary costs of assistance for 
     conflict countries and countries emerging from conflict, 
     which is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.


                          COMPLEX CRISES FUND

       The Act provides an additional $20,000,000 for Complex 
     Crises Fund for the extraordinary costs of addressing 
     security and stabilization requirements in conflict 
     countries, which is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
     BBEDCA.


                         ECONOMIC SUPPORT FUND

       The Act provides an additional $2,609,242,000 for Economic 
     Support Fund for the extraordinary costs of assistance for 
     countries in conflict and areas of instability and violence, 
     including Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, which is 
     designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.


            ASSISTANCE FOR EUROPE, EURASIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

       The Act provides an additional $453,696,000 for Assistance 
     for Europe, Eurasia and Central Asia, which is designated for 
     OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                          Department of State


                    MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides an additional $2,146,198,000 for Migration 
     and Refugee Assistance for the extraordinary costs to respond 
     to refugee crises overseas, which is designated for OCO/GWOT 
     pursuant to BBEDCA.


        UNITED STATES EMERGENCY REFUGEE AND MIGRATION ASSISTANCE

       The Act provides an additional $40,000,000 for United 
     States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance, which is 
     designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                   INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE

                          Department of State


          INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

       The Act provides an additional $412,260,000 for 
     International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement for the 
     extraordinary costs for assistance for countries in conflict 
     and areas of instability and violence, including Afghanistan 
     and Pakistan, which is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
     BBEDCA.


    NONPROLIFERATION, ANTI-TERRORISM, DEMINING AND RELATED PROGRAMS

       The Act provides an additional $341,754,000 for 
     Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism,
       Demining and Related Programs for the extraordinary costs 
     for anti-terrorism and other programs in countries in 
     conflict and areas of instability and violence, which is 
     designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.


                        PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

       The Act provides an additional $473,973,000 for 
     Peacekeeping Operations for the extraordinary cost for 
     peacekeeping requirements, including the United States share 
     of the UN Support Office in Somalia, which is designated for 
     OCO/GWOT pursuant to BBEDCA.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                   FOREIGN MILITARY FINANCING PROGRAM

       The Act provides an additional $1,325,808,000 for Foreign 
     Military Financing Program for the extraordinary costs for 
     assistance for countries in conflict and areas of instability 
     and violence, including to counter Russian influence and 
     aggression, which is designated for OCO/GWOT pursuant to 
     BBEDCA.

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

     Section 8001. Additional Appropriations
       This section clarifies that amounts appropriated by this 
     title are in addition to amounts appropriated or otherwise 
     made available in this Act for fiscal year 2017.
     Section 8002. Extension of Authorities and Conditions
       This section requires that the authorities and conditions 
     applicable to funding elsewhere in this Act are applicable to 
     funds in this title.
     Section 8003. Transfer of Funds
       Subsection (a)(1) provides authority for the Secretary of 
     State to transfer funds appropriated by this title in this 
     Act under Transition Initiatives, Complex Crises Fund, 
     Economic Support Fund, and Assistance for Europe, Eurasia and 
     Central Asia between such headings. Subsection (a)(2) 
     provides authority for the Secretary of State to transfer 
     funds appropriated by this title in this Act under 
     International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement, 
     Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
     Programs, Peacekeeping Operations, and Foreign Military 
     Financing Program between such headings.
       Subsection (b) provides authority for the Secretary of 
     State to transfer funds appropriated by this title in this 
     Act under Foreign Military Financing Program in an amount 
     that shall not exceed $15,000,000 to the Global Security 
     Contingency Fund.
       Subsection (c) requires that any transfers pursuant to 
     subsection (a) may only be exercised to address 
     contingencies.
       Subsection (d) requires that the transfer authority 
     provided by subsections (a) and (b) is subject to prior 
     consultation with, and the regular notification procedures 
     of, the Committees on Appropriations.
     Section 8004. Countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria 
         and Combating Terrorism in the Near East and Africa
       Relief and Recovery Fund.--Subsection (a) makes funds 
     available under Economic Support Fund and International 
     Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement for programs and 
     activities that address basic needs, including: food, water, 
     and sanitation; rule of law and governance, including 
     countering extremism, transitional justice, and 
     reconciliation programs; relief efforts related to refugees, 
     internally displaced persons, and other vulnerable people; 
     electricity; health services; economic and agricultural 
     development; education, including vocational training and 
     higher education; and transportation.

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       Funds for the Relief and Recovery Fund are allocated 
     according to the following table and subject to section 7019 
     of this Act:

                        RELIEF AND RECOVERY FUND
               [Budget authority in thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Account                         Budget  Authority
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Economic Support Fund................................             59,000
    Refugee scholarship pilot program--Lebanon.......            [2,000]
International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement..             15,000
Peacekeeping Operations..............................             25,000
Foreign Military Financing Program...................             70,000
                                                      ------------------
        Total........................................            169,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides $2,000,000 under Economic Support 
     Fund for a university scholarship pilot program for refugees 
     in Lebanon. Consistent with the Lebanon scholarship program, 
     scholarships shall be for students with high financial need 
     at not-for profit educational institutions in Lebanon that 
     meet standards comparable to those required for United States 
     accreditation, to be awarded on a competitive basis. Such 
     pilot should establish and test a model of providing degrees 
     and/or certificates for refugees who have completed secondary 
     education. The USAID Administrator shall ensure that refugees 
     in Lebanon of any nationality, including those attending 
     public or private secondary schools, are eligible to apply 
     for such scholarships.
       For the purposes of implementing subsection (a), the term 
     ``other terrorist organizations'' shall mean those 
     organizations designated as foreign terrorist organizations 
     under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
     U.S.C. 1189).
       Counterterrorism Partnerships Fund.--The Act provides 
     $127,500,000 under Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining 
     and Related Programs for the Counterterrorism Partnerships 
     Fund, including for programs to enhance the capacity of the 
     Kurdistan Regional Government security services and for 
     security programs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to further 
     the security interest of the United States. The Secretary of 
     State shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
     prior to the notification and obligation of such funds.
     Section 8005. Famine Prevention, Relief, and Mitigation
       The agreement provides funding in response to the threat of 
     widespread famine due to a combination of persistent 
     conflict, severe drought, and political and economic 
     instability. The significant scale of humanitarian need and 
     the geographic reach of this threat requires timely 
     additional assistance to save lives. This section provides 
     that a portion of such funds shall be transferred to the Food 
     for Peace Title II Grants account, and includes additional 
     transfer authorities and reporting requirements.

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DIVISION K--TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED 
                   AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

                        Congressional Directives

       Unless otherwise noted, the language and allocations set 
     forth in the House report (House Report 114-606) and the 
     Senate report (Senate Report 114-243) carry the same weight 
     as language included in this joint explanatory statement and 
     should be complied with unless specifically addressed to the 
     contrary in this division or joint explanatory statement. 
     House report language and Senate report language, neither of 
     which is changed by this joint explanatory statement, is a 
     result of the 2017 appropriations agreement. The joint 
     explanatory statement, while repeating some report language 
     for emphasis, does not intend to negate the language referred 
     to above unless expressly provided herein. In cases where the 
     House or the Senate has directed the submission of a report, 
     such report is to be submitted to both the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations. The Department of 
     Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban 
     Development are directed to notify the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations seven days prior to the 
     announcement of a new program or authority. Any reprogramming 
     requests must be submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations no later than June 30, 2017.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $114,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Office of the Secretary, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2019. The agreement includes funding by 
     office as specified below, and offices are to manage staffing 
     levels within the amounts provided. Funds are available for 
     transfer between all offices under certain conditions.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Immediate Office of the Secretary                             $2,758,000
Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary                       1,040,000
Office of the General Counsel                                 20,772,000
Office of the Under Secretary for Transportation              10,033,000
 Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and              14,019,000
 Programs
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Government               2,546,000
 Affairs
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration          29,356,000
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs           2,142,000
Office of the Executive Secretariat                            1,760,000
Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency               11,089,000
 Response
Office of the Chief Information Officer                       18,485,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides $2,000,000 for DATA Act activities 
     but within the Office of the Chief Information Officer and 
     not within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget 
     and Programs.


                        RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

       The agreement provides $13,000,000 for the Office of the 
     Under Secretary for Transportation Policy, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2019, of which, no less than 
     $5,600,000 is for civil signal monitoring. The agreement also 
     funds salaries and administrative expenses, research, 
     development and technology coordination, alternative energy 
     research and development, and positioning, navigation and 
     timing technologies but does not prescribe specific amounts 
     for each of these activities. Instead, the Secretary is 
     directed to prioritize funding for these activities on an as-
     needed basis.


                  NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS

       The agreement provides $500,000,000 for capital investments 
     in surface transportation infrastructure, commonly known as 
     the ``TIGER'' program, to remain available until September 
     30, 2020. The agreement does not include funding for planning 
     or design activities.


     NATIONAL SURFACE TRANSPORTATION AND INNOVATIVE FINANCE BUREAU

       As authorized under section 9001 of the FAST Act, the 
     agreement provides $3,000,000 to remain available until 
     expended for the establishment and administration of the 
     national surface transportation and innovative finance 
     bureau.


                      FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CAPITAL

       The agreement provides $4,000,000 for the financial 
     management capital program, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2018.


                       CYBER SECURITY INITIATIVES

       The agreement provides $15,000,000 for departmental cyber 
     security initiatives, to remain available until September 30, 
     2018.


                         OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS

       The agreement provides $9,751,000 for the office of civil 
     rights.


           TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT

       The agreement provides $12,000,000 for planning, research, 
     and development activities, of which $3,000,000 is for the 
     Interagency Infrastructure Permitting Improvement Center 
     (IIPIC), to remain available until expended. Bill language is 
     included to allow for the transfer of funds to this account 
     from other Federal agencies utilizing the services of the 
     IIPIC, and IIPIC services may be available to other Federal 
     agencies for non-transportation projects only to the extent 
     DOT is reimbursed.


                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

       The agreement limits expenditures for working capital fund 
     activities to $190,389,000.


               MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM

       The agreement provides a total appropriation of $941,000 
     for the minority business resource center program: $339,000 
     for the cost of guaranteed loans and $602,000 for the 
     administrative expenses of the program. The bill limits loans 
     to $18,367,000.


       SMALL AND DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS UTILIZATION AND OUTREACH

       The agreement provides $4,646,000 for small and 
     disadvantaged business utilization and outreach to remain 
     available until September 30, 2018.


                        PAYMENTS TO AIR CARRIERS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides $150,000,000 for payments to air 
     carriers. In addition to these funds, the program will 
     receive approximately $100,000,000 in overflight fees.


  ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

       Section 101 prohibits funds available to the Department of 
     Transportation from being obligated for the Office of the 
     Secretary of Transportation to approve assessments or 
     reimbursable agreements pertaining to funds appropriated to 
     the modal administrations, except for activities underway on 
     the date of enactment of this Act, unless such assessments or 
     agreements have completed the normal reprogramming process 
     for Congressional notification.
       Section 102 allows the Department of Transportation Working 
     Capital Fund to provide payments in advance to vendors for 
     the Federal transit pass fringe benefit program, and to 
     provide full or partial payments to, and to accept 
     reimbursements from, Federal agencies for transit benefit 
     distribution services.
       Section 103 requires the Secretary of Transportation to 
     post on the internet a schedule of all Council on Credit and 
     Finance meetings, agendas, and meeting minutes.

                    Federal Aviation Administration


                               OPERATIONS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement includes $10,025,852,000 for the operations 
     of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), to remain 
     available until September 30, 2018. Of the total amount 
     provided, $9,173,000,000 is to be derived from the airport 
     and airway trust fund. Funds are distributed in the bill by 
     budget activity.
       The following table compares the agreement to the levels 
     proposed in the budget request by activity:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Budget Request       Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air Traffic Organization..........      7,539,785,000      7,559,785,000
Aviation Safety...................      1,286,982,000      1,298,482,000
Commercial Space Transportation...         19,826,000         19,826,000
Finance and Management............        771,342,000        771,342,000
NextGen and Operations Planning...         60,155,000         60,155,000
Security and Hazardous Materials          107,161,000        107,161,000
 Safety...........................
Staff Offices.....................        209,101,000        209,101,000
                                   -------------------------------------
    Total.........................      9,994,352,000     10,025,852,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Funding availability and transfer authority.--The agreement 
     provides two-year funding availability for the entire 
     operations account. This funding flexibility is provided to 
     enhance assurance of continuity of air traffic operations 
     during the annual transition from one fiscal year to the 
     next. In addition, the agreement includes funding transfer 
     authority of five percent among the activities in this 
     account. This transfer authority is provided to meet emerging 
     requirements as FAA works to accelerate the modernization of 
     the Nation's air traffic control system.
       Operations funding.--The agreement includes $20,000,000 
     above the budget request for the air traffic organization. 
     This funding level fully supports the air traffic operational 
     workforce, including the hiring and training of new 
     controllers to fill critical positions. The increase above 
     the budget request is provided to accelerate the safe 
     integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into the 
     national airspace (NAS).
       Aviation safety.--The agreement provides $11,500,000 above 
     the budget request for aviation safety activities. Of this 
     amount, $10,000,000 is provided to accelerate the safe 
     integration of UAVs into the NAS; and $1,500,000 is provided 
     for six additional full

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     time equivalent (FTE) positions to support the certification 
     of new technologies and advance FAA's organizational 
     delegation authorization (ODA) efforts and strengthen safety 
     oversight.
       The agreement provides FAA with the resources it needs to 
     work with industry to achieve the goal of full utilization of 
     ODA to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of product 
     certification. FAA is directed to ensure that an ODA can 
     conduct all specified activities authorized and approved by 
     FAA in their procedures manual. When requested by an ODA, FAA 
     is directed to conduct a review of ODA limitations and remove 
     limitations that FAA determines, through risk analysis, are 
     associated with low and medium risk activities. These efforts 
     should include all FAA field office activities for the type 
     certification and delivery of new aircraft including the 
     Aircraft Certification Office, Aircraft Evaluation Group, and 
     Manufacturing Inspection District Offices. FAA's plan to 
     expand the ODA performance scorecard to all ODAs nationally 
     should be aligned with objectives to facilitate full 
     utilization of ODAs by all FAA offices.
       FAA is commended for continuing to strengthen international 
     aviation safety cooperation and improve the flow of aviation 
     products globally through strategic engagement with the 
     European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada 
     Civil Aviation (TCCA), and National Civil Aviation Agency of 
     Brazil (ANAC). These activities should result in streamlined 
     validation and acceptance of type certificates and approvals 
     among these authorities. FAA is directed to ensure that the 
     efficiency of foreign validations is consistent with the 
     terms of the Bilateral Agreement and to assist U.S. companies 
     that experience significant delays.
       The full budget request is provided for Commercial Space 
     Transportation, Finance and Management, NextGen and 
     Operations Planning, Security and Hazardous Materials Safety, 
     and Staff Offices.
       The agreement provides $159,000,000 for the contract tower 
     program.
       The agreement includes language preventing the elimination 
     of the Contract Weather Observers (CWO) program, therefore a 
     report is not required.
       The agreement directs FAA to develop a plan updating the 
     controller staffing model for en route centers no later than 
     one year after enactment.
       The agreement directs FAA to review current policies 
     concerning reporting and data collection standards for severe 
     allergic reactions aboard aircraft. The FAA shall submit the 
     results of the review to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations no later than 180 days after enactment of this 
     Act.
       The agreement directs FAA to regularly report to the House 
     and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the NextGen 
     Advisory Committee's objectives for the implementation of 
     airspace modernization programs.
       The agreement directs the GAO to submit a report to the 
     House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the 
     importance of collegiate aviation flight training operations. 
     The report shall assess: the total capacity of collegiate 
     aviation flight training programs in the United States to 
     meet the needs of the nation to train commercial pilots, the 
     footprint of collegiate aviation flight training operations 
     at the airports in the United States, whether infrastructure 
     beyond that necessary for operations of commercial air 
     carriers is needed at airports with collegiate aviation 
     flight training operations, and the cost of additional 
     infrastructure if such infrastructure is warranted. 
     Additionally, the report should identify available funding 
     sources and recommendations for improving technical and 
     financial assistance to airports to construct such 
     infrastructure.


                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement includes $2,855,000,000 for FAA facilities 
     and equipment. Of the total amount available, $486,000,000 is 
     available until September 30, 2017 and $2,369,000,000 is 
     available until September 30, 2019.
       The following table provides a breakdown of the agreement 
     by program:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Program                    Request           Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Activity 1-Engineering,
 Development, Test and Evaluation:
    Advanced Technology                   $24,800,000        $24,800,000
     Development and Prototyping..
    William J. Hughes Technical             1,000,000          1,000,000
     Center Laboratory Improvement
    William J. Hughes Technical            19,000,000         19,000,000
     Center Laboratory Sustainment
    William J. Hughes Technical            12,200,000         12,200,000
     Center Infrastructure
     Sustainment..................
    Separation Management                  25,800,000         32,800,000
     Portfolio....................
    Improved Surface Portfolio....          2,000,000          2,000,000
    On Demand NAS Portfolio.......          8,500,000         11,500,000
    Improved Multiple Runway                6,500,000          6,500,000
     Operations Portfolio.........
    NAS Infrastructure Portfolio..         17,660,000         17,660,000
    NextGen Support Portfolio.....         12,000,000         12,000,000
    Performance Based Navigation &         17,500,000         17,500,000
     Metroplex Portfolio..........
                                   -------------------------------------
        Total Activity 1..........        146,960,000        156,960,000
                                   -------------------------------------
Activity 2-Air Traffic Control
 Facilities and Equipment:
    a. En Route Programs:
        En Route Automation                78,000,000         78,000,000
         Modernization (ERAM)--
         System Enhancements and
         Tech Refresh.............
        En Route Communications             2,650,000          2,650,000
         Gateway (ECG)............
        Next Generation Weather             6,300,000          6,300,000
         Radar (NEXRAD)--Provide..
        Air Route Traffic Control          74,870,000         74,870,000
         Center (ARTCC) & Combined
         Control Facility (CCF)
         Building Improvements....
        Air Traffic Management             20,000,000         20,000,000
         (ATM)....................
        Air/Ground Communications           8,750,000          8,750,000
         Infrastructure...........
        Air Traffic Control En              5,800,000          5,800,000
         Route Radar Facilities
         Improvements.............
        Voice Switching and                11,300,000         11,300,000
         Control System (VSCS)....
        Oceanic Automation System.         24,000,000         24,000,000
        Next Generation Very High          50,500,000         50,500,000
         Frequency Air/Ground
         Communications (NEXCOM)..
        System-Wide Information            28,800,000         43,800,000
         Management...............
        ADS-B NAS Wide                     31,100,000        154,800,000
         Implementation...........
        Windshear Detection                 4,500,000          4,500,000
         Service..................
        Collaborative Air Traffic          13,820,000         13,820,000
         Management Technologies..
        Time Based Flow Management         50,600,000         50,600,000
         Portfolio................
        ATC Beacon Interrogator             1,000,000          1,000,000
         (ATCBI)--Sustainment.....
        NextGen Weather Processors         27,800,000         27,800,000
        Airborne Collision                  8,900,000          8,900,000
         Avoidance System X
         (ACASX)..................
        Data Communications in            232,000,000        232,000,000
         Support of NG Air
         Transportation System....
        Non-Continental United              3,000,000          3,000,000
         States (Non-CONUS)
         Automation...............
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal En Route             683,690,000        822,390,000
             Programs.............
                                   -------------------------------------
    b. Terminal Programs:
        Airport Surface Detection           8,400,000          8,400,000
         Equipment--Model X (ASDE-
         X).......................
        Terminal Doppler Weather            5,000,000          5,000,000
         Radar (TDWR)--Provide....
        Standard Terminal                  64,200,000         64,200,000
         Automation Replacement
         System (STARS) (TAMR
         Phase 1).................
        Terminal Automation               108,900,000        108,900,000
         Modernization/Replacement
         Program (TAMR Phase 3)...
        Terminal Automation                 7,700,000          7,700,000
         Program..................
        Terminal Air Traffic               58,800,000         58,800,000
         Control Facilities--
         Replace..................
        ATCT/Terminal Radar                47,720,000         47,720,000
         Approach Control (TRACON)
         Facilities--Improve......
        Terminal Voice Switch               6,000,000          6,000,000
         Replacement (TVSR).......
        NAS Facilities OSHA and            42,700,000         42,700,000
         Environmental Standards
         Compliance...............
        Airport Surveillance Radar          4,500,000          4,500,000
         (ASR-9)..................
        Terminal Digital Radar              6,100,000          6,100,000
         (ASR-11) Technology
         Refresh and Mobile
         Airport Surveillance
         Radar (MASR).............
        Runway Status Lights......          4,800,000          4,800,000
        National Airspace System           48,400,000         48,400,000
         Voice System (NVS).......
        Integrated Display System           7,700,000          7,700,000
         (IDS)....................
        Remote Monitoring and               9,900,000          9,900,000
         Logging System (RMLS)....
        Mode S Service Life                37,900,000         37,900,000
         Extension Program (SLEP).
        Surveillance Interface             26,800,000         21,800,000
         Modernization............
        Improved Surface/TFDM              42,200,000         42,200,000
         Portfolio................
        National Air Space (NAS)            2,000,000          2,000,000
         Voice Recorder Program
         (NVRP)...................
        Integrated Terminal                 1,000,000          1,000,000
         Weather System (ITWS)....
        Next Generation:                    6,000,000          6,000,000
         Surveillance and Weather
         Radar Capability & Back-
         up Surveillance
         Capability...............
        Flight and Interfacility           15,000,000         13,000,000
         Data Interface (FIDI)
         Modernization............
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal Terminal             561,720,000        554,720,000
             Programs.............
                                   -------------------------------------
    c. Flight Service Programs:
        Aviation Surface                   10,000,000         10,000,000
         Observation System (ASOS)
        Future Flight Services              3,000,000          3,000,000
         Program..................
        Alaska Flight Service               2,650,000          2,650,000
         Facility Modernization
         (AFSFM)..................
        Weather Camera Program....          2,200,000          2,200,000
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal Flight                17,850,000         17,850,000
             Service Programs.....
                                   -------------------------------------
    d. Landing and Navigational
     Aids Program:
        VHF Omnidirectional Radio           7,000,000          9,000,000
         Range (VOR) with Distance
         Measuring Equipment (DME)
        Instrument Landing System           7,000,000          7,000,000
         (ILS)--Establish.........
        Wide Area Augmentation             85,000,000        111,600,000
         System (WAAS) for GPS....
        Runway Visual Range (RVR)           6,500,000          6,500,000
         and Enhanced Low
         Visibility Operations
         (ELVO)...................
        Approach Lighting System            3,000,000          3,000,000
         Improvement Program
         (ALSIP)..................
        Distance Measuring                  3,000,000          3,000,000
         Equipment (DME)..........
        Visual NAVAIDS--Establish/          2,000,000          2,000,000
         Expand...................

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        Instrument Flight                   9,400,000          9,400,000
         Procedures Automation
         (IFPA)...................
        Navigation and Landing              3,000,000          3,000,000
         Aids--Service Life
         Extension Program (SLEP).
        VASI Replacement--Replace           5,000,000          5,000,000
         with Precision Approach
         Path Indicator...........
        Runway Safety Areas--              14,000,000         14,000,000
         Navigational Mitigation..
        Integrated Control and              2,000,000          2,000,000
         Monitoring System (ICMS)--
         NAVAIDS Monitoring
         Equipment................
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal Landing and          146,900,000        175,500,000
             Navigational Aids
             Programs.............
                                   -------------------------------------
    e. Other ATC Facilities
     Programs:
        Fuel Storage Tank                  22,700,000         22,700,000
         Replacement and
         Management...............
        Unstaffed Infrastructure           40,490,000         40,490,000
         Sustainment..............
        Aircraft Related Equipment         13,000,000         13,000,000
         Program..................
        Airport Cable Loop                  8,000,000          8,000,000
         Systems--Sustained
         Support..................
        Alaskan Satellite                   6,000,000          6,000,000
         Telecommunications
         Infrastructure (ASTI)....
        Facilities Decommissioning          6,200,000          6,200,000
        Electrical Power Systems--        105,000,000        105,000,000
         Sustain/Support..........
        Energy Management and               2,000,000          2,000,000
         Compliance (EMC).........
        Child Care Center                   1,000,000          1,000,000
         Sustainment..............
        FAA Telecommunications             10,360,000         10,360,000
         Infrastructure...........
        System Capacity, Planning,          6,500,000          6,500,000
         and Improvements.........
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal Other ATC            221,250,000        221,250,000
             Facilities Programs..
                                   -------------------------------------
                Total Activity 2..      1,631,410,000      1,791,710,000
                                   -------------------------------------
Activity 3-Non-Air Traffic Control
 Facilities and Equipment:
    a. Support Equipment:
        Hazardous Materials                31,000,000         31,000,000
         Management...............
        Aviation Safety Analysis           11,300,000         11,300,000
         System (ASAS)............
        National Air Space (NAS)           12,000,000         12,000,000
         Recovery Communications
         (RCOM)...................
        Facility Security Risk             21,000,000         21,000,000
         Management...............
        Information Security......         24,970,000         24,970,000
        System Approach for Safety         17,200,000         17,200,000
         Oversight (SASO).........
        Aviation Safety Knowledge           4,200,000          4,200,000
         Management Environment
         (ASKME)..................
        Aerospace Medical                   3,000,000          3,000,000
         Equipment Needs (AMEN)...
        System Safety Management           17,000,000         17,000,000
         Portfolio................
        National Test Equipment             5,000,000          5,000,000
         Program..................
        Mobile Assets Management            5,760,000          5,760,000
         Program..................
        Aerospace Medicine Safety          12,000,000         12,000,000
         Information Systems
         (AMSIS)..................
        Tower Simulation System             3,000,000          3,000,000
         (TSS) Technology Refresh.
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal Support              167,430,000        167,430,000
             Equipment............
                                   -------------------------------------
    b. Training, Equipment and
     Facilities
        Aeronautical Center                14,000,000         14,000,000
         Infrastructure
         Modernization............
        Distance Learning.........          1,500,000          1,500,000
                                   -------------------------------------
            Subtotal Training,             15,500,000         15,500,000
             Equipment and
             Facilities...........
                                   -------------------------------------
                Total Activity 3..        182,930,000        182,930,000
                                   -------------------------------------
Activity 4-Facilities and
 Equipment Mission Support:
    a. System Support and Services
        System Engineering and             35,000,000         35,000,000
         Development Support......
        Program Support Leases....         46,600,000         46,600,000
        Logistics and Acquisition          11,000,000         11,000,000
         Support Services.........
        Mike Monroney Aeronautical         19,300,000         19,300,000
         Center Leases............
        Transition Engineering             24,100,000         24,100,000
         Support..................
        Technical Support Services         23,000,000         23,000,000
         Contract (TSSC)..........
        Resource Tracking Program           6,000,000          6,000,000
         (RTP)....................
        Center for Advanced                60,000,000         60,000,000
         Aviation System
         Development (CAASD)......
        Aeronautical Information           10,400,000         10,400,000
         Management Program.......
        Cross Agency NextGen                2,000,000          2,000,000
         Management...............
                                   -------------------------------------
                Total Activity 4..        237,400,000        237,400,000
                                   -------------------------------------
Activity 5-Personnel and Related
 Expenses:
    Personnel and Related Expenses        489,000,000        486,000,000
Activity 6-Sustain ADS-B services
 and Wide Area Augmentation
 Services (WAAS) GEOs:
    ADS-B services and WAAS GEOs..        150,300,000       (provided in
                                                             operational
                                                                  lines)
                                   -------------------------------------
        Sub-Total All Activities..      2,838,000,000      2,855,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides $32,800,000 for separation 
     management portfolio, including $7,000,000 above the budget 
     request to advance space-based automatic dependent 
     surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology.
       The agreement provides $11,500,000 for on demand NAS 
     portfolio, including $3,000,000 above the budget request to 
     continue to develop and implement an integrated Cyber Testbed 
     at the FAA Technical Center.
       The agreement provides $43,800,000 for System-Wide 
     Information Management (SWIM), an increase of $15,000,000 
     above the budget request. The additional funding for SWIM 
     will accelerate FAA's ability to share traffic and weather 
     data with airlines and other users of our national airspace. 
     The Committee makes this investment with the understanding 
     that both the FAA and its NextGen partners put a high 
     priority on sharing data over SWIM's secure and reliable 
     architecture.
       The agreement provides $9,000,000 for VHF Omnidirectional 
     Radio Range (VOR) with Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), an 
     increase of $2,000,000 above the budget request to address 
     the rationalization and recapitalization of aging en route 
     navigational aids. These additional funds are provided to 
     expedite the issuance of a request for proposals to implement 
     a service-based procurement for Very High Frequency (VHF), 
     Omni-Directional Range (VOR) and Tactical Air Navigation 
     (TACAN) systems during fiscal year 2017, and to accelerate 
     the selection of a final contract.
       FAA budget documents report high numbers of reimbursable 
     positions, but it is unclear whether those employees perform 
     reimbursable work for the majority of their time on duty. The 
     FAA is directed to reclassify positions, as appropriate, in 
     order to ensure that the classification of positions as 
     reimbursable or direct accurately reflects employees' work.
       Telecommunications carriers have signaled their intention 
     of discontinuing Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) based 
     connections. FAA should prepare to adopt Internet Protocol 
     (IP) connections across all national airspace system 
     infrastructure, and it should utilize both near and long term 
     strategies to manage this transition without impacts to air 
     traffic services. Funding provided for two FAA programs--
     Surveillance Interface Modernization and Flight Interfacility 
     Data Interface--will support the transition from TDM to IP 
     telecommunications. FAA is encouraged to consider existing 
     technology solutions that may be implemented while it 
     continues to plan for modernization strategies.


                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides $176,500,000 for the FAA's research, 
     engineering, and development activities, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2019.
       The agreement provides the following levels for specific 
     programs:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Program                    Request           Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fire Research & Safety............         $7,925,000         $7,425,000
Propulsion & Fuel Systems.........          2,574,000          2,074,000
Advanced Materials /Structural              4,113,000          6,500,000
 Safety...........................
Aircraft Icing/Digital System               5,102,000          5,102,000
 Safety/Cyber Security............
Continued Air Worthiness..........         10,269,000          9,269,000
Aircraft Catastrophic Failure               1,528,000          1,528,000
 Prevention Research..............
Flightdeck/Maintenance/System               8,513,000          7,305,000
 Integration Human Factors........
Safety System Management/Terminal           7,000,000          6,500,000
 Area Safety......................
Air Traffic Control/Technical               6,165,000          6,165,000
 Operations Human Factors.........
Aeromedical Research..............          9,538,000          8,538,000
Weather Research..................         17,976,000         15,476,000
Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research          8,422,000         20,035,000
NextGen--Alternative Fuels for              5,792,000          7,000,000
 General Aviation.................
Commercial Space Transportation             2,953,000          2,453,000
 Safety...........................
NextGen--Wake Turbulence..........          8,609,000          8,609,000
NextGen--Air Ground Integration             8,575,000          8,575,000
 Human Factors....................
NextGen--Weather Technology in the          4,059,000          4,059,000
 Cockpit..........................
NextGen--Information Security.....          1,000,000          1,000,000
Environment & Energy..............         15,013,000         16,013,000
NextGen Environmental Research--           26,174,000         27,174,000
 Aircraft Technologies, Fuels and
 Metrics..........................
System Planning and Resource                2,788,000          2,288,000
 Management.......................
WJHTC Lab Facilities..............          3,412,000          3,412,000
                                   -------------------------------------
    Total.........................        167,500,000        176,500,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Advanced material/structural safety.--The agreement 
     provides $6,500,000 for Advanced Material/Structural Safety, 
     of which $2,000,000 is for the FAA to work with public and 
     private partners who provide leading-edge research, 
     development and testing of composite materials and 
     structures.
       Unmanned aircraft systems research.--The agreement provides 
     $20,035,000 for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Research, an 
     increase of $2,670,000 above the fiscal year 2016 enacted 
     level, to address the host of research challenges associated 
     with the integration of UAS into the NAS system. Of this 
     amount, $3,650,000 is provided to the NextGen integrated 
     laboratories, in partnership with NASA laboratories, to 
     provide for proofs of concept supporting the integration of 
     UAS into the national airspace. This effort will ensure 
     interoperability with national airspace systems through the 
     Unmanned Traffic Management system, which will create an air 
     traffic control network for UAS that will have the capability 
     to communicate with existing NAS infrastructure. In addition 
     to the amount provided for UAS Research, $10,000,000 is 
     directed to support the expanded role of the Center of 
     Excellence in the areas of UAS research, including 
     cybersecurity, agricultural applications, beyond visual line 
     of sight technology, counter-UAS detection technology, and 
     continuation of air and ground collision studies. 
     Furthermore, the Center of Excellence shall establish a UAS 
     safety research facility to study

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     appropriate safety standards for UAS and to develop and 
     validate certification standards for such systems. Even with 
     this additional funding, private sector contributions to the 
     Center will likely continue to outmatch Federal investment.
       The agreement provides a total of $43,187,000 for research 
     related to environmental sustainability, of which $16,013,000 
     is for environment and energy, and $27,174,000 is for 
     NextGen--Environmental research aircraft technologies, fuels, 
     and metrics. The total level of funding supports the CLEEN 
     program, as well as the Center of Excellence for alternative 
     jet fuels and environment. The FAA is directed to use the 
     increase in funding for the Center of Excellence, resulting 
     in a total of $2,000,000 for the Center. The Committee 
     further directs the FAA to coordinate with NASA and the 
     Departments of Energy and Agriculture to continue research 
     and development activities into the development and 
     deployment of jet fuels as outlined in section 911(a) of 
     Public Law 112-95, including feedstock logistics and all 
     aspects of supply chains from feedstock through final 
     combustion.


                       GRANTS-IN-AID FOR AIRPORTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes an obligation limitation of 
     $3,350,000,000 and a liquidating cash appropriation of 
     $3,750,000,000 to remain available until expended. Within the 
     obligation limitation, the agreement provides not more than 
     $107,691,000 for administrative expenses, no less than 
     $15,000,000 for the airport cooperative research program, and 
     no less than $31,375,000 for airport technology research.
       Small community air service development program.--The 
     agreement includes $10,000,000 under the obligation 
     limitation to continue the small community air service 
     development program (SCASDP) and directs the FAA to transfer 
     these funds to the Office of the Secretary salaries and 
     expenses appropriation.
       Cost share.--The agreement includes a provision that allows 
     small airports to continue contributing five percent of the 
     total cost for unfinished phased projects that were underway 
     prior to the passage of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act 
     of 2012.
       Unmanned aircraft systems.--House Report 114-606 directs 
     the FAA to establish a pilot program to deploy and evaluate 
     counter-UAS detection technologies at three airports. The 
     agreement supports this initiative and notes that the FAA is 
     currently undertaking this effort at four airports while 
     utilizing cooperative research agreements within the research 
     account to leverage Federal funds at the UAS Center of 
     Excellence.


       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

       Section 110 allows no more than 600 technical staff-years 
     at the Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development.
       Section 111 prohibits funds for adopting guidelines or 
     regulations requiring airport sponsors to provide FAA 
     ``without cost'' building construction or space.
       Section 112 allows reimbursement for fees collected and 
     credited under 49 U.S.C. 45303.
       Section 113 allows reimbursement of funds for providing 
     technical assistance to foreign aviation authorities to be 
     credited to the operations account.
       Section 114 prohibits funds for Sunday premium pay unless 
     work was actually performed on a Sunday.
       Section 115 prohibits funds in the Act from being used to 
     buy store gift cards with Government issued credit cards.
       Section 116 prohibits funds from being obligated or 
     expended for retention bonuses for FAA employees without 
     prior written approval of the DOT Assistant Secretary for 
     Administration.
       Section 117 requires the Secretary to block the display of 
     an owner or operator's aircraft registration number in the 
     Aircraft Situational Display to Industry program upon the 
     request of an owner or operator.
       Section 118 prohibits funds for salaries and expenses of 
     more than nine political and Presidential appointees in the 
     FAA.
       Section 119 prohibits funds to increase fees under 49 
     U.S.C. 44721 until the FAA provides a report to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations that justifies all fees 
     related to aeronautical navigation products and explains how 
     such fees are consistent with Executive Order 13642.
       Section 119A requires the FAA to notify the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations at least 90 days before 
     closing a regional operations center or reducing the services 
     provided.
       Section 119B prohibits funds from being used to change 
     weight restrictions or prior permission rules at Teterboro 
     Airport in New Jersey.
       Section 119C prohibits funds from being used to withhold 
     from consideration and approval certain applications for 
     participation in the Contract Tower Program, or for 
     reevaluation of cost-share program participation, pending as 
     of January 1, 2016.
       Section 119D allows airports that met the 10,000 
     enplanement qualification for AIP funds in calendar year 2012 
     to continue to receive AIP funds in fiscal year 2017.
       Section 119E modifies the Federal share for a primary non-
     hub airport located in a public lands State within 15 miles 
     from the border of another public lands State to use the 
     greater of the two State's Federal share.
       Section 119F modifies requirements regarding the use of 
     funds for runway safety repairs.

                     Federal Highway Administration


                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement limits obligations for the administrative 
     expenses of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to 
     $432,547,000. In addition, the agreement provides $3,248,000 
     above this limitation for the administrative expenses of the 
     Appalachian Regional Commission.


                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement limits obligations for the federal-aid 
     highways program to $43,266,100,000 in fiscal year 2017.
       Bridge and structure product and technology innovations.--
     The Department is directed to provide a specific location for 
     bridge structure stakeholders to find technically robust and 
     unbiased information to evaluate innovations.


                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides a liquidating cash appropriation of 
     $44,005,100,000, which is available until expended, to pay 
     the outstanding obligations of the various highway programs 
     at the levels provided in this Act and prior appropriations 
     acts.


                              (RESCISSION)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement includes a permanent rescission of 
     unobligated balances in the amount of $857,000,000 effective 
     June 30, 2017.


       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

       Section 120 distributes the federal-aid highways program 
     obligation limitation.
       Section 121 allows funds received by the Bureau of 
     Transportation Statistics from the sale of data products to 
     be credited to the federal-aid highways account.
       Section 122 transfers $30,000,000 apportioned to the State 
     of Virginia and the District of Columbia and sets aside no 
     less than ten percent of the Federal Lands Transportation 
     Program for the National Parks Service to fund certain bridge 
     projects.
       Section 123 provides requirements for any waiver of Buy 
     America requirements.
       Section 124 prohibits funds from being used to provide 
     credit assistance under sections 603 and 604 of title 23, 
     United States Code, unless the Secretary of Transportation 
     notifies the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, 
     the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, the 
     Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, and 
     the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at 
     least three days prior to credit application approval.
       Section 125 requires 60-day notification to the Committees 
     on Appropriations for any FASTLANE grants as authorized under 
     23 U.S.C. 117.

              Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration


              MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement includes a liquidation of contract 
     authorization and a limitation on obligations of $277,200,000 
     for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 
     Of this limitation, $9,180,000 is for research and technology 
     programs and will remain available for obligation until 
     September 30, 2019.
       Commercial permitting and licensing.--The agreement directs 
     the Department to carry out the pilot program required under 
     section 5404 of the FAST Act and to deliver the report 
     required under section 5404(e) of that same Act to the House 
     and Senate Committees on Appropriations. The agreement does 
     not include any additional requirement to conduct evaluations 
     of the merits of a pilot program for permitting states to 
     license drivers 18 to 21 years old or to provide a separate 
     report on related recommendations.
       Heavy vehicle speed limiters.--In response to a 2006 
     petition from a coalition of trucking industry and safety 
     advocates, NHTSA and FMCSA issued a joint proposed rule on 
     August 26, 2016 requiring devices that limit maximum speeds 
     on heavy-duty vehicles. The agreement directs the agencies to 
     fully and adequately address all comments received from the 
     public. The final rule should address the impact of creating 
     speed differentials on highways and consider the costs and 
     benefits of applying the rule to existing heavy vehicles that 
     are equipped with speed limiting devices.


                      MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (Limitation on Obligations)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides a liquidating cash appropriation and 
     a limitation on obligations of $367,000,000 for motor carrier 
     safety grants. The agreement allocates the total grant 
     funding as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                       Program                              Funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Motor carrier safety assistance program..............       $292,600,000
Commercial driver's license program implementation            31,200,000
 program.............................................
High priority activities program.....................         42,200,000
Commercial motor vehicle operators grant program.....          1,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

       Section 130 subjects funds appropriated in this Act to the 
     terms and conditions of section 350 of Public Law 107-87 and 
     section 6901 of Public Law 110-28.
       Section 131 requires FMCSA to send notice of 49 CFR section 
     385.308 violations by certified mail, registered mail, or 
     some other manner of delivery which records receipt of the 
     notice by the persons responsible for the violations.
       Section 132 prohibits funds from being used for a wireless 
     roadside inspection program until 180 days after the 
     Secretary makes specific certifications to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations.

             National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

       The agreement provides $180,075,000 from the general fund 
     for operations and research. Of this amount, $20,000,000 
     shall remain available until September 30, 2018.
       The agreement provides not less than $23,510,000 for 
     Rulemaking programs, $36,994,000 for Enforcement programs, 
     and $41,600,000 for Research and Analysis programs. Within 
     Enforcement programs, the agreement provides a $17,000,000 
     increase for the Office of Defects Investigation and 
     $1,500,000 to fund grants to States that use vehicle 
     registrations to notify vehicle owners and lessees of open 
     recalls as authorized under Section 24105 of the FAST Act. 
     Within Research and Analysis programs, the agreement provides 
     a $6,500,000 increase for Vehicle Electronics and Emerging 
     Technologies. The Department is directed to invest all 
     program increases in a manner consistent with the 
     presentation of budgetary resources included in the 
     President's Budget Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Estimates for the 
     National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
       The agreement fully funds FTE increases provided in fiscal 
     year 2016 and does not prohibit funding for new positions.


                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides a liquidating cash appropriation and 
     an obligation limitation of $145,900,000, which reflects the 
     authorized level of contract authority. Of the total, 
     $140,700,000 is provided for the programs authorized under 23 
     U.S.C. 403, and $5,200,000 is for the National Driver 
     Register. Of the total amount provided under this heading, 
     $20,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018 
     and shall be in addition to any limitation imposed on 
     obligations in future fiscal years.
       The agreement includes up to $6,500,000 for a high 
     visibility enforcement paid-media campaign in the area of 
     highway-rail grade crossing safety. Consistent with the FAST 
     Act, the agreement includes $5,494,000 for in-vehicle alcohol 
     detection device research.
       The agreement fully funds FTE increases provided in fiscal 
     year 2016 and does not prohibit funding for new positions.


                     HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides a liquidating cash appropriation and 
     an obligation limitation of $585,372,000 for highway traffic 
     safety grants. The agreement allocates funding as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Highway safety programs (section 402)................       $252,300,000
National priority safety programs (section 405)......        277,500,000
High visibility enforcement program (section 404)....         29,500,000
Administrative expenses..............................         26,072,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total:...........................................       $585,372,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       Consistent with the FAST Act, the agreement includes 
     $5,494,000 for in-vehicle alcohol detection device research 
     within the highway safety programs funded under the 
     Operations and Research heading. The agreement does not 
     include additional funding for this research as a set-aside 
     within Highway Traffic Safety grants.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 
                             ADMINISTRATION

       Section 140 provides funding for travel and related 
     expenses for state management reviews and highway safety core 
     competency development training.
       Section 141 exempts obligation authority made available in 
     previous public laws from the obligation limitations set for 
     the current year.
       Section 142 prohibits funds in the Act for the National 
     Roadside Survey.
       Section 143 prohibits funds from being used to mandate 
     global positioning systems in private vehicles without 
     consideration of privacy concerns.

                    Federal Railroad Administration


                         SAFETY AND OPERATIONS

       The agreement provides $218,298,000 for safety and 
     operations of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Of 
     the funds provided, $15,900,000 is available until expended. 
     The agreement annualizes 32 new safety personnel provided in 
     fiscal year 2016, provides no additional staff in fiscal year 
     2017, and fully funds activities related to the safe 
     transportation of energy products. In addition, the agreement 
     funds the following priorities:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Safe Transportation of Energy Products...............         $2,000,000
National Bridge Inventory Web-based portal...........            500,000
Automated Track Inspection Program...................         15,090,000
Southeast Rail Commission............................          1,000,000
Positive Train Control...............................          6,600,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                   RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

       The agreement provides $40,100,000, to remain available 
     until expended, for railroad research and development. The 
     agreement supports $2,000,000 to improve safety practices and 
     training for Class II and Class III freight railroads; 
     $2,000,000 for the safe transportation of energy products; 
     and $1,000,000 for research with universities on intelligent 
     railroad systems. In addition, the Administrator is directed 
     to undertake research and development activities in all 
     disciplines--track research, rolling stock, signals, train 
     control and communication, human factors and railroad 
     systems--in order to maximize rail safety gains and direct 
     funding increases to research related to causes of recent 
     accidents.


       RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT FINANCING PROGRAM

       The agreement authorizes the Secretary to issue notes or 
     other obligations pursuant to sections 501 through 504 of 
     P.L. 94-210. The agreement prohibits new direct loans or loan 
     guarantee commitments using Federal funds for the credit risk 
     premium during fiscal year 2017, except for Federal funds 
     awarded in accordance with section 3028(c) of P.L. 114-94.


       FEDERAL-STATE PARTNERSHIP FOR STATE OF GOOD REPAIR GRANTS

       The agreement provides $25,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended, for grants authorized by section 24911 of 
     title 49, United States Code, and allows the Secretary to 
     withhold up to one percent for project management and 
     oversight of these grants. The agreement directs FRA to 
     consider the needs of the entire national rail network that 
     meet the eligibility requirements of section 24911 of title 
     49, United States Code.


    CONSOLIDATED RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS GRANTS

       The agreement provides $68,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended, for consolidated rail infrastructure and 
     safety improvement grants authorized by 24407(c)(1) through 
     24407(c)(10) of title 49 United States Code, of which at 
     least 25 percent shall be available for projects in rural 
     areas. Of the total amount provided, $10,000,000 shall be for 
     projects eligible under section 24407(c)(2) of title 49, 
     United States Code, that contribute to the initiation or 
     restoration of intercity passenger rail service. The 
     agreement allows the Secretary to withhold up to one percent 
     for project management and oversight of these grants.


                   RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT GRANTS

       The agreement provides a total of $5,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended, for restoration and enhancement 
     grants authorized by section 24408 of title 49, U.S.C. The 
     agreement allows the Secretary to withhold up to one percent 
     for project management and oversight of these grants.

          The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

       The agreement directs Amtrak and FRA to submit a detailed 
     congressional budget justification consistent with the 
     structure authorized in P.L. 114-94, to the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations for fiscal year 2018. The 
     agreement also directs FRA to coordinate with Amtrak to 
     complete the feasibility study on establishing service at 
     airports that are adjacent to the mainline of the Northeast 
     Corridor no later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, 
     and directs Amtrak to provide a report no later than 120 days 
     after enactment of this Act comparing actual food and 
     beverage savings for fiscal year 2016 with projections.


     NORTHEAST CORRIDOR GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER 
                              CORPORATION

       The agreement provides $328,000,000 to allow the Secretary 
     to make grants for activities associated with the Northeast 
     Corridor (NEC), defined as the main line between Boston, 
     Massachusetts and the District of Columbia, and the 
     facilities and services used to operate and maintain the 
     line. In addition, the agreement directs all operating 
     profits related to the NEC to be assigned and used on the 
     NEC, as required by section 24317(c)(1)(C) of title 49, 
     United States Code. Amtrak projects a fiscal year 2017 net 
     operating profit of $397,400,000 on the NEC, yielding a total 
     funding level of $725,400,000 for the NEC.
       The agreement allows Amtrak to undertake new capital 
     projects and encourages Amtrak to prioritize strategic rail 
     infrastructure improvements at critical points in the rail 
     network that would improve current services or create new 
     capacity.
       The agreement allows Amtrak to transfer funding between the 
     NEC and the National Network consistent with requirements 
     under section 24317(f) and (g) of title 49, United States 
     Code and requires Amtrak to report the amount of any 
     transfer, the purpose, and effect on services consistent with 
     section 24317(g)(2) of title 49, United States Code.
       The agreement allows the Secretary to retain up to one-half 
     of one percent of the total provided to Amtrak for project 
     management and oversight costs and requires not less than 
     $50,000,000 to bring Amtrak-served facilities and stations 
     into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities

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     Act. It also allows up to $5,000,000 of the Northeast 
     Corridor Grants to fund the Northeast Corridor Commission 
     expenses.


 NATIONAL NETWORK GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION

       The agreement provides $1,167,000,000 to allow the 
     Secretary to make grants for activities associated with the 
     National Network. National Network Grants provide operating 
     and capital funding for expenses of Amtrak's entire network, 
     including long-distance routes that operate on the NEC. The 
     agreement also provides that the Secretary may retain up to 
     an additional $2,000,000 to fund expenses associated with the 
     state supported route committee.


       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

       Section 150 limits overtime to $35,000 per employee. The 
     agreement allows Amtrak's president to waive this restriction 
     for specific employees for safety or operational efficiency 
     reasons. Amtrak's president is required to delineate the 
     reasons for granting such waiver, provide quarterly reports 
     within 30 days of the quarter's end on cap waivers granted, 
     and amounts paid above the cap for each month. The agreement 
     also requires Amtrak's president to provide an annual report 
     by March 1, 2017 that summarizes Amtrak's total overtime 
     expenses incurred by the corporation in 2016 and the three 
     prior years, and the number of employees receiving overtime 
     cap waivers and total overtime payments resulting from 
     waivers by month of the 2016 calendar year and the three 
     prior calendar years.

                     Federal Transit Administration


                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $113,165,000 for the administrative 
     expenses of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).


                         TRANSIT FORMULA GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement limits obligations from the Mass Transit 
     Account for transit formula grants to $9,733,706,043 as 
     authorized by the FAST Act. Funds are to be distributed as 
     authorized. Further, the agreement provides $10,800,000,000 
     for the liquidation of contract authority.


                   TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING

       The agreement provides $5,000,000 for research activities 
     under 49 U.S.C. 5314.


                       CAPITAL INVESTMENT GRANTS

       The agreement provides $2,412,631,000 for fixed-guideway 
     projects. Further, the agreement directs FTA to use 
     $117,839,000 in recaptured funds for fixed-guideway projects. 
     Of the funds provided, $1,459,790,000 is available for new 
     starts projects with signed full funding grant agreements 
     (FFGAs), $285,000,000 is available for new starts projects 
     anticipated to enter into a signed FFGA in 2017, $100,000,000 
     is available for the signed core capacity project, 
     $232,850,000 is available for projects anticipated to enter 
     into a core capacity FFGA in 2017, $407,830,000 is available 
     for small starts projects, $25,000,000 is available for 
     oversight activities, and $20,000,000 is for an expedited 
     project delivery pilot, as authorized by section 3005(b) of 
     the FAST Act. The Secretary shall administer funding as 
     directed in the following tables for each project funded 
     within the existing FFGAs, new FFGAs, Core Capacity FFGAs, 
     new Core Capacity FFGAs, and Small Starts categories.


 =========================== NOTE =========================== 

  
  May 3, 2017, on page H4084, the following appeared: new FFGAs, 
Core Capacity FFGAs, New Core
  
  The online version has been corrected to read: new FFGAs, Core 
Capacity FFGAs, new Core


 ========================= END NOTE ========================= 


------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Signed FFGAs
 
California..............  San Jose Silicon                  $100,000,000
                           Valley Berryessa
                           Extension.
California..............  San Francisco Third                150,000,000
                           Street Light Rail
                           Central Subway.
California..............  LA Regional Connector              100,000,000
                           Transit Corridor.
California..............  LA Westside Purple                 100,000,000
                           Line Extension.
California..............  LA Westside Subway                 100,000,000
                           Extension Section 2.
California..............  San Diego Mid-Coast                 50,000,000
                           Light Rail Extension.
Colorado................  Denver RTD Eagle.....              150,000,000
Florida.................  Central Florida                     16,060,000
                           Commuter Rail
                           Transit Phase 2
                           South.
Hawaii..................  Honolulu High                      243,730,000
                           Capacity Transit
                           Corridor.
Massachusetts...........  Boston Green Line                  150,000,000
                           Extension.
North Carolina..........  Charlotte Blue Line                100,000,000
                           Extension.
Oregon..................  Portland--Milwaukie                100,000,000
                           LRT.
Texas...................  Fort Worth TEX Rail..              100,000,000
                         -----------------------------------------------
    Signed FFGAs          .....................           $1,459,790,000
     subtotal.
 
                                New FFGAs
 
California..............  Santa Ana and Garden               $50,000,000
                           Grove Streetcar.
Maryland................  National Capital                   125,000,000
                           Purple Line.
Minnesota...............  Minneapolis Southwest               10,000,000
                           LRT.
Washington..............  Seattle Lynnwood Link              100,000,000
                           Extension.
                         -----------------------------------------------
    New FFGAs subtotal..  .....................             $285,000,000
                        Signed Core Capacity FFGA
 
Illinois................  Chicago Red and                   $100,000,000
                           Purple Modernization
                           Phase 1.
                         -----------------------------------------------
    Signed Core Capacity  .....................             $100,000,000
     FFGA subtotal.
 
                         New Core Capacity FFGAs
California..............  San Carlos Peninsula              $100,000,000
                           Corridor
                           Electrification
                           Project.
New York................  Canarsie Power                      83,680,000
                           Improvements.
Texas...................  Dallas DART Red and                 49,170,000
                           Blue Line Platform
                           Extension.
                         -----------------------------------------------
    New Core Capacity     .....................             $232,850,000
     FFGAs subtotal.
                              Small Starts
Arizona.................  Tempe Streetcar......              $50,000,000
California..............  Sacramento Downtown                 50,000,000
                           Riverfront Streetcar.
Florida.................  Fort Lauderdale Wave                11,010,000
                           Streetcar.
Florida.................  Jacksonville First                  16,930,000
                           Coast Flyer East
                           Corridor BRT.
Indiana.................  Indianapolis Red Line               50,000,000
                           All-Electric BRT.
Michigan................  Grand Rapids, Laker                 56,810,000
                           Line BRT.
Missouri................  Kansas City, Prospect               29,890,000
                           MAX Bus Rapid
                           Transit.
New Mexico..............  Albuquerque Rapid                   50,000,000
                           Transit Project.
Washington..............  Everett Swift II BRT.               43,190,000
Washington..............  Seattle Center City                 50,000,000
                           Connector.
                         -----------------------------------------------
    Small Starts          .....................             $407,830,000
     subtotal.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       FTA is no longer directed to allocate no more than 
     $100,000,000 per project for core capacity, small starts, and 
     expedited delivery projects. Furthermore, GAO is no longer 
     directed to report on the construction costs of transit 
     capital projects in the United States.


      GRANTS TO THE WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY

       The agreement provides $150,000,000 to carry out section 
     601 of division B of Public Law 110-432 to remain available 
     until expended. Prior to approving grants, the Secretary 
     shall certify WMATA is making progress to improve its safety 
     management system in response to FTA's 2015 safety management 
     inspection. GAO is no longer directed to report on WMATA's 
     plans for future maintenance, repairs, and construction,

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     or to evaluate safety improvement measures, efficiency, and 
     cost-effectiveness.


       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

       Section 160 exempts previously made transit obligations 
     from limitations on obligations.
       Section 161 allows funds provided in this Act for fixed 
     guideway capital investment projects that remain unobligated 
     by September 30, 2021 be available for projects eligible to 
     use the funds for the purposes for which they were originally 
     provided.
       Section 162 allows for the transfer of appropriations made 
     prior to October 1, 2016 from older accounts to be merged 
     into new accounts with similar current activities.
       Section 163 prohibits funds in this Act from being used to 
     advance a specific transit line in Harris County, Texas 
     without benefit of a local election.
       Section 164 rescinds any unobligated balances from funding 
     provided in fiscal year 2012 or earlier from the job access 
     and reverse commute program, and makes them available for 
     projects under 49 U.S.C. 5309(q).
       Section 165 amends title 49 to create a rule allowing small 
     transit operators to use urban area formula grants for 
     operating assistance.

             Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation


                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

                    (HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides $36,028,000 for the operations, 
     maintenance, and capital asset renewal program of the Saint 
     Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC). SLSDC is 
     directed to submit an annual report to the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations on its asset renewal program 
     activities by April 30, 2017.

                        Maritime Administration


                       MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

       The agreement provides the authorized level of $300,000,000 
     for the maritime security program. Funds are available until 
     expended.


                        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING

       The agreement provides a total of $175,560,000 for the 
     Maritime Administration's (MARAD) operations and training 
     account.
       For the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), the bill 
     provides a total of $83,218,000. Of the funds provided, 
     $69,000,000 is for Academy operations, $14,218,000 is for the 
     capital improvement program, $3,000,000 of which is for 
     maintenance, repairs and equipment. The agreement directs 
     MARAD to utilize the resources provided to fully meet the 
     staffing, support and training needs at the Academy to 
     address the prevention of sexual assault and sexual 
     harassment.
       The agreement provides a total of $35,200,000 for the state 
     maritime academies, of which $3,000,000 is for direct 
     payments, $2,400,000 is for student incentive payments, 
     $22,000,000 is for schoolship maintenance and repair, 
     $6,000,000 is for the design of a new common schoolship, and 
     $1,800,000 is for fuel assistance.
       Finally, the agreement provides a total of $57,142,000 for 
     MARAD headquarters, regional offices, and maritime program 
     expenses. Of the funds provided, $3,000,000 is for the 
     maritime environmental and technical assistance program as 
     authorized by 46 U.S.C. 50307, and $5,000,000 is for the 
     short sea transportation program authorized by 46 U.S.C 
     55601(b)(1) and (3). The agreement directs MARAD to manage 
     its headquarters and regional office resources within the 
     amounts provided and to detail any changes from the budget 
     request in the operating plan.
       The agreement requires MARAD to submit the biennial survey 
     and report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at the 
     Academy as required pursuant to section 3507 of P.L. 110-418 
     to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations no later 
     than January 12, 2018. Further, the agreement directs the 
     Inspector General to continue to review the implementation of 
     the Secretary's sexual assault and sexual harassment action 
     plan.


                     ASSISTANCE TO SMALL SHIPYARDS

       The agreement provides $10,000,000 for the small shipyard 
     grant program. Funds remain available until expended.


                             SHIP DISPOSAL

       The agreement provides $34,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended, for the disposal of obsolete vessels of the 
     National Defense Reserve Fleet. The agreement directs that 
     $24,000,000 is for the decommissioning of the N.S. Savannah, 
     and the remaining $10,000,000 be used to first dispose of 
     ships held in the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet to comply with the 
     April 2010 California court consent decree.


          MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN (TITLE XI) PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement provides a total of $3,000,000 for the Title 
     XI program. This amount shall be transferred to MARAD's 
     operations and training account for administrative expenses.


           ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

       Section 170 authorizes MARAD to furnish utilities and 
     services and make necessary repairs in connection with any 
     lease, contract, or occupancy involving Government property 
     under control of MARAD, and allow payments received to be 
     credited to the Treasury and remain available until expended.
       Section 171 prohibits a fee-for-service contract for vessel 
     disposal, scrapping or recycling unless a qualified domestic 
     ship recycler will pay for the vessel.

         Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


                          OPERATIONAL EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $22,500,000 for the necessary 
     operational expenses of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
     Safety Administration (PHMSA). Within this amount, the 
     agreement includes $1,500,000 for Pipeline Safety Information 
     Grants to Communities as authorized under section 60130 of 
     title 49, United States Code.
       Comprehensive oil spill response plans.--PHMSA is directed 
     to issue a final rulemaking to expand the applicability of 
     comprehensive oil spill response plans no later than August 
     1, 2017.


                       HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY

       The agreement provides $57,000,000 for the agency's 
     hazardous materials safety functions. Of this amount, 
     $7,570,000 shall be available until September 30, 2019, and 
     $800,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) shall be 
     deposited in the general fund as offsetting receipts. Funds 
     made available until September 30, 2019 are for long-term 
     research and development contracts.


                            PIPELINE SAFETY

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                    (OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND)

       The agreement provides $156,288,000 for pipeline safety. Of 
     that amount, $20,288,000 is derived from the oil spill 
     liability trust fund, to remain available until September 30, 
     2019, $128,000,000 is derived from the pipeline safety fund, 
     of which $63,335,000 is available until September 30, 2019, 
     and $8,000,000 is derived from the Underground Natural Gas 
     Storage Facility Safety Account of the Pipeline Safety Fund 
     for the purpose of carrying out section 12 of the PIPES Act 
     of 2016, of which $6,000,000 is available until September 30, 
     2019.
       The agreement includes $12,000,000 for research and 
     development, of which up to $2,000,000 is for the pipeline 
     safety research competitive academic agreement program. The 
     agreement also includes $52,559,000 for state pipeline safety 
     grants, $1,500,000 for state damage prevention grants, and 
     $1,058,000 for the one-call state grant program. The 
     agreement includes full funding for additional FTE provided 
     in fiscal year 2016 but does not include funding increases 
     for additional personnel requested for fiscal year 2017.


                     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANTS

                     (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND)

       The agreement provides an obligation limitation of 
     $28,318,000 for emergency preparedness grants. The agreement 
     provides PHMSA the authority to use prior year carryover and 
     recaptures to develop a hazardous materials response training 
     curriculum for emergency responders, and to carry out 
     activities authorized by 46 U.S.C. 5116(a)(1)(C) and 5116(i). 
     Further, the amount of funding provided under this account 
     that is available for administrative costs is increased from 
     2 percent to 4 percent.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $90,152,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Inspector General.

            General Provisions--Department of Transportation

       Section 180 provides authorization for DOT to maintain and 
     operate aircraft, hire passenger motor vehicles and aircraft, 
     purchase liability insurance, buy uniforms, or allowances 
     therefor.
       Section 181 limits appropriations for services authorized 
     by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the rate permitted for an Executive Level 
     IV.
       Section 182 prohibits more than 110 political and 
     Presidential appointees in DOT, and restricts the detailing 
     of these personnel outside of DOT.
       Section 183 prohibits recipients of funds in this Act from 
     disseminating personal information obtained by state DMVs in 
     connection to motor vehicle records with an exception.
       Section 184 stipulates that revenue collected by FHWA and 
     FRA from States, counties, municipalities, other public 
     authorities, and private sources for training be transferred 
     into specific accounts within the agency with an exception.
       Section 185 prohibits DOT from using funds for grants of 
     $500,000 or more from any mode at DOT, unless DOT gives a 3-
     day advance notice to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations. Also requires notice of any ``quick release'' 
     of funds from FHWA's emergency relief program, and prohibits 
     notifications from involving funds not available for 
     obligation. Requires DOT to provide a comprehensive list of 
     all loans, loan guarantees, lines of credit, and 
     discretionary grants that will be announced with a 3-day 
     advance notice to the House and Senate Committees on 
     Appropriations.
       Section 186 allows funds received from rebates, refunds, 
     and similar sources to be credited to appropriations of DOT.
       Section 187 allows amounts from improper payments to a 
     third party contractor that are lawfully recovered by DOT to 
     be made available to cover expenses incurred in recovery of 
     such payments.
       Section 188 requires that reprogramming actions have to be 
     approved or denied by the

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     House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, and 
     reprogramming notifications shall be transmitted solely to 
     the Appropriations Committees.
       Section 189 allows funds appropriated to modal 
     administrations to be obligated for the Office of the 
     Secretary for costs related to assessments only when such 
     funds provide a direct benefit to that modal administration.
       Section 190 authorizes the Secretary to carry out a program 
     that establishes uniform standards for developing and 
     supporting agency transit pass and transit benefits, 
     including distribution of transit benefits.
       Section 191 prohibits the use of funds to implement any 
     geographic, economic, or other hiring preference not 
     otherwise authorized by law, unless certain requirements are 
     met related to availability of local labor, displacement of 
     existing employees, and delays in transportation plans.
       Section 192 amends section 5303(r)(2)(C) of title 49, 
     United States Code regarding a bi-state metropolitan planning 
     organization.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                     Management and Administration


                           EXECUTIVE OFFICES

       The agreement includes $14,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for Executive Offices, which shall be comprised of 
     seven offices including Offices of the Secretary, Deputy 
     Secretary, Adjudicatory Services, Congressional and 
     Intergovernmental Relations, Public Affairs, Small and 
     Disadvantaged Business Utilization, and the Center for Faith-
     Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The agreement includes a 
     provision limiting official reception and representation 
     expenses to no more than $25,000. No funding is provided for 
     the Departmental Enforcement Center (DEC) under this heading.
       Departmental Enforcement Center.--The agreement does not 
     remove the DEC from the Office of General Counsel and require 
     the DEC to report directly to the Deputy Secretary. Instead, 
     the Government Accountability Office (GAO) is directed to 
     assess the effectiveness of the DEC to meet the goal of 
     resolving issues of non-compliance with requirements for 
     owners of public housing and multifamily housing properties, 
     including physical and financial non-compliance. GAO is 
     further directed to report its findings to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations within 180 days of 
     enactment of this Act.
       The Department is directed to report to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations within 60 days of 
     enactment of this Act on the results of reviews of Memoranda 
     of Understanding between the DEC and program offices, and 
     shall also include in that same report responses to the 
     Office of Inspector General's evaluation of the DEC and any 
     related recommendations.


                     ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT OFFICES

       The agreement provides $517,647,000 for Administrative 
     Support Offices. Funds are provided as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
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Office of the Chief Financial Officer................        $53,000,000
Office of the General Counsel........................         95,250,000
Office of Administration.............................        206,500,000
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer............         40,250,000
Office of Field Policy and Management................         51,000,000
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer..............         18,067,000
Office of Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity..          3,830,000
Office of Strategic Planning and Management..........          4,500,000
Office of the Chief Information Officer..............         45,250,000
                                                      ------------------
    Total............................................       $517,647,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement provides that, of the amounts provided for 
     the Office of Administration, no less than $4,500,000 is for 
     the cost of consolidation and reconfiguration of space in the 
     Weaver Building, in accordance with the space consolidation 
     plan.

                  Program Office Salaries and Expenses


                       PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING

       The agreement provides $216,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Public and Indian Housing.


                   COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

       The agreement provides $110,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Community Planning and 
     Development.


                                HOUSING

       The agreement provides $392,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Housing. Of this amount, 
     $5,000,000 is provided for Federal Housing Administration 
     quality assurance, compliance, and portfolio analytics 
     improvements, as requested in the President's Budget.


                    POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

       The agreement provides $24,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Policy Development and Research.


                   FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

       The agreement provides $72,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal 
     Opportunity.


            OFFICE OF LEAD HAZARD CONTROL AND HEALTHY HOMES

       The agreement provides $9,353,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses for the Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy 
     Homes.


                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

       The agreement includes an account entitled ``Working 
     Capital Fund'' and provides the Secretary with the authority 
     to transfer amounts provided in this title for salaries and 
     expenses, except those for the Office of Inspector General, 
     to this account for the purpose of funding centralized 
     activities.

                       Public and Indian Housing


                     TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

       The agreement provides $20,292,000,000 for all tenant-based 
     Section 8 activities under the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 
     Account, to remain available until expended. Of this amount, 
     $16,292,000,000 is available on October 1, 2016, and 
     $4,000,000,000 is available on October 1, 2017. Language is 
     included designating funds provided as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Activity                            Agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Voucher Renewals...............................          $18,355,000,000
Tenant Protection Vouchers.....................              110,000,000
Administrative Fees............................            1,650,000,000
Section 811 Vouchers...........................              120,000,000
Tribal HUD-VASH renewals.......................                7,000,000
HUD-VASH Incremental Vouchers..................               40,000,000
Family Unification Program Vouchers............               10,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

       The agreement includes a provision requiring the 
     notification of obligations to Public Housing Authorities 
     (PHAs) no later than 60 days after enactment of this Act or 
     by March 1, 2017.
       The agreement includes language that allows the Secretary 
     to consider PHAs' net restricted assets (NRA) balances when 
     determining allocations.
       The agreement provides $120,000,000 for Section 811 
     mainstream vouchers, an increase of $10,000,000 above the 
     budget request. These resources will support Section 811 
     mainstream voucher renewals and related administrative fees, 
     and remaining funding will provide additional vouchers and 
     related administrative fees for non-elderly disabled 
     individuals.
       The agreement includes $40,000,000 for new incremental 
     vouchers under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing 
     Program (HUD-VASH).
       The agreement includes $10,000,000 for new incremental 
     Family Unification Program (FUP) vouchers.
       The agreement amends the Senate Report 114-243 directive 
     for HUD to establish and implement a process that improves 
     data collection and analysis of actions PHAs are taking to 
     comply with lead-based paint regulations in housing choice 
     voucher units. The agreement requires HUD to provide this 
     report by June 30, 2017, and report semi-annually to the 
     Committees on Appropriations on its progress.


                        HOUSING CERTIFICATE FUND

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

       The agreement includes language allowing unobligated 
     balances in the Housing Certificate Fund to be used for 
     renewal of or amendments to section 8 project-based contracts 
     and for performance-based contract administrators.


                      PUBLIC HOUSING CAPITAL FUND

       The agreement provides $1,941,500,000 for the Public 
     Housing Capital Fund. The agreement provides up to 
     $10,000,000 for Public Housing Financial and Physical 
     Assessment activities, up to $1,000,000 for administrative 
     and judicial receiverships, not to exceed $21,500,000 for 
     emergency capital needs, of which not less than $5,000,000 is 
     for safety and security measures, $35,000,000 for supportive 
     services, service coordinators and congregate services, and 
     up to $15,000,000 for the Jobs-Plus Pilot initiative.
       The agreement amends the Senate Report 114-243 directive 
     for HUD to establish and implement a process that improves 
     data collection and analysis of actions PHAs are taking to 
     comply with lead-based paint regulations in public housing 
     units. The agreement requires HUD to provide this report by 
     June 30, 2017, and report semi-annually to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations on its progress.
       The Department is directed to submit to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations within 90 days of 
     enactment of this Act a report on Real Estate Assessment 
     Center (REAC) inspections of all HUD assisted and or insured 
     properties. This report shall include: the percentage of all 
     inspected properties that received a REAC-inspected score of 
     less than 65 since calendar year 2013; the number of 
     properties in which the most recent REAC-inspected score 
     represented a decline relative to the previous REAC score; a 
     list of the 10 metropolitan statistical areas with the lowest 
     average REAC-inspected scores for all inspected properties; 
     and a list of the 10 States with the lowest average REAC-
     inspected scores for all inspected properties.
       The Government Accountability Office is directed to report 
     to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within 
     180 days of enactment of this Act on REAC. This evaluation 
     shall assess the effectiveness of: REAC inspections of HUD 
     assisted and or insured properties; HUD's selection and 
     oversight of contractors that perform physical inspections; 
     the property selection process; and enforcement mechanisms.


                     PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND

       The agreement provides $4,400,000,000 for the Public 
     Housing Operating Fund.


                    CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

       The agreement provides $137,500,000 for the Choice 
     Neighborhoods Initiative. The agreement includes language 
     requiring that no less than $50,000,000 be made available to 
     Public Housing Authorities, and provides up to $5,000,000 to 
     assist communities in developing strategies for implementing 
     the program with community notice and input.

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       The Secretary is directed to give priority consideration to 
     grantees that have been previously awarded planning grants 
     when making implementation grant awards.


                        FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY

       The agreement provides $75,000,000 for the Family Self-
     Sufficiency (FSS) program to support service coordinators who 
     serve residents in both the public housing and voucher 
     programs.


                  NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS

       The agreement provides $654,000,000 for Native American 
     Housing Block Grants, to remain available until September 30, 
     2021. The agreement provides $3,500,000 for training and 
     technical assistance, with no less than $2,000,000 for a 
     national organization as authorized by section 703 of 
     NAHASDA. The agreement provides $3,500,000 for inspections, 
     contracting expertise, training, and technical assistance 
     related to funding provided for the needs of Native 
     Americans; and $2,000,000 to subsidize a loan level of 
     $17,857,142, as authorized by title VI of NAHASDA.
       The agreement includes language to withhold a tribes' 
     formula allocation funding from any grantee that has an 
     unexpended balance greater than the sum of its prior three 
     years' formula allocation, unless the grantee's formula 
     allocation is less than $5,000,000.
       The agreement does not include direction included in the 
     Senate Report 114-243 preventing technical assistance funds 
     provided in this account from being awarded as part of the 
     Department's Community Compass initiative.


           INDIAN HOUSING LOAN GUARANTEE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The agreement provides $7,227,000, to remain available 
     until expended, to subsidize a total loan level of up to 
     $1,762,682,927. Within these amounts, $1,727,000 is provided 
     for the cost of guaranteed loans for the construction of 
     rental housing for law enforcement, healthcare, educational, 
     technical and other skilled workers, to subsidize loan 
     principal up to $421,219,512.


                  NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT

       The agreement provides $2,000,000 for the Native Hawaiian 
     Housing Block Grant program, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2021.

                   Community Planning and Development


              HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS

       The agreement provides $356,000,000 for the housing 
     opportunities for persons with AIDS program, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2018, except for amounts 
     allocated pursuant to 854(c)(5) which are available until 
     September 30, 2019. The agreement includes a provision that 
     requires HUD to renew all expiring supportive housing 
     contract commitments made in fiscal year 2010 and prior years 
     that meet all program requirements before awarding funds for 
     any new contract commitments.


                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

       The agreement provides $3,060,000,000 for the community 
     development fund, to remain available until September 30, 
     2019. Of the total, the agreement provides $3,000,000,000 in 
     formula funding and $60,000,000 for Indian tribes, of which 
     up to $4,000,000 is available for imminent health and safety 
     emergencies.


                 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOAN GUARANTEES

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The agreement does not provide a credit subsidy for this 
     program, but instead provides the authority to collect fees 
     from borrowers adequate to result in a subsidy cost of zero. 
     The agreement also provides an aggregate limitation on 
     commitments of no more than $300,000,000 for loan guarantees 
     under section 108.


                  HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM

       The agreement provides $950,000,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2020, for the home investment 
     partnerships program.


        SELF-HELP AND ASSISTED HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM

       The agreement provides a total of $54,000,000 for this 
     account, of which $50,000,000 shall remain available until 
     September 30, 2019, in the following amounts and for the 
     following purposes: $10,000,000 for the self-help and 
     assisted homeownership opportunity program; $35,000,000 for 
     the second, third and fourth capacity building activities 
     authorized under section 4(a) of the HUD Demonstration Act of 
     1993, of which not less than $5,000,000 shall be for rural 
     capacity building activities; and $5,000,000 for capacity 
     building activities by national organizations with expertise 
     in rural housing development. The remaining $4,000,000 is 
     available until expended for a program to rehabilitate and 
     modify homes of disabled or low-income veterans as authorized 
     under section 1079 of Public Law 113-291.


                       HOMELESS ASSISTANCE GRANTS

       The agreement provides $2,383,000,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2019, for homeless assistance grants. Of 
     the amount provided, not less than $310,000,000 is for the 
     emergency solutions grants program, of which, $40,000,000 
     shall be for grants for rapid re-housing or other critical 
     activities to assist communities that lost significant 
     capacity to serve the homeless after January 1, 2016; not 
     less than $2,018,000,000 shall be for the continuum of care 
     and rural housing stability assistance programs; up to 
     $12,000,000 shall be for the national homeless data analysis 
     project; and up to $43,000,000 shall be for projects in up to 
     11 communities to demonstrate how a comprehensive approach to 
     serving homeless youth can reduce youth homelessness. Of the 
     amounts provided for the national homeless data analysis 
     project, no less than $5,000,000 shall be used for 
     competitive grants to continuum of care grantees to improve 
     their homeless management information systems, including 
     improvements to physical infrastructure, functionality, data 
     collection, data quality, and data analysis.

                            Housing Programs


                    PROJECT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

       The agreement provides $10,416,000,000 for project-based 
     rental assistance activities, of which not to exceed 
     $235,000,000 is for performance-based contract 
     administrators. The agreement also provides an additional 
     advance appropriation of $400,000,000 to be made available on 
     October 1, 2017. The agreement allows the Secretary to use 
     project funds held in residual receipt accounts, unobligated 
     balances, including recaptures, and carryover for program 
     activities.


                        HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY

       The agreement provides $502,400,000 for the section 202 
     program to be available until September 30, 2020, of which 
     $10,000,000 is for new capital advances and project-based 
     rental assistance contracts, or for new senior preservation 
     rental assistance contracts, and up to $75,000,000 shall be 
     for service coordinators and existing congregate service 
     grants. The appropriation plus carryover balances and 
     residual receipts fully funds all renewal, amendments, and 
     property inspections of project-based rental assistance 
     contracts; senior preservation rental assistance contracts; 
     service coordinators; and existing congregate service grants.


                 HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

       The agreement provides $146,200,000 for the section 811 
     program to be available until September 30, 2020. The 
     appropriation plus carryover balances and residual receipts 
     fully funds all project-based rental assistance contract 
     amendments and renewals. The agreement does not allow the 
     Secretary to use these resources for any other purpose than 
     renewals, amendments, and property inspections.


                     HOUSING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE

       The agreement provides $55,000,000 for housing counseling 
     assistance, including up to $4,500,000 for administrative 
     contract services, to remain available until September 30, 
     2018. The agreement requires the Secretary to award grants 
     within 180 days of enactment of this Act, and allows the 
     Secretary to enter into multiyear grant agreements, subject 
     to the availability of annual appropriations.


                       RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE

       The agreement provides $20,000,000 for the rental housing 
     assistance program and allows HUD to use funds, including 
     unobligated balances and recaptured amounts, for one year 
     contract extensions.


            PAYMENT TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING FEES TRUST FUND

       The agreement provides $10,500,000 for the manufactured 
     housing standards programs, of which $10,500,000 is to be 
     derived from fees collected and deposited in the Manufactured 
     Housing Fees Trust Fund.

                     Federal Housing Administration


               MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The agreement establishes a limitation of $400,000,000,000 
     on commitments to guarantee single-family loans during fiscal 
     year 2017, and provides that such commitment authority shall 
     be available until September 30, 2018. The agreement also 
     provides $130,000,000 for administrative contract expenses, 
     and provides an additional $1,400 for administrative contract 
     expenses up to $30,000,000, for each $1,000,000 in additional 
     guaranteed loan commitments, if guaranteed loan commitment 
     levels exceed $200,000,000,000 by April 1, 2017.


                GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The agreement establishes a $30,000,000,000 limitation on 
     multifamily and specialized loan guarantees during fiscal 
     year 2017, and provides that such commitment authority shall 
     be available until September 30, 2018.

                Government National Mortgage Association


                GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES

                     LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

       The agreement establishes a limitation of up to 
     $500,000,000,000 for new commitments during fiscal year 2017, 
     which shall be available until September 30, 2018. The 
     agreement also provides $23,000,000 for salaries and expenses 
     for the Government National Mortgage Association during 
     fiscal year 2017. The agreement increases salaries and 
     expenses by $100 for each $1,000,000 in additional guaranteed 
     loan commitments, up to a maximum of $3,000,000, if 
     guaranteed loan commitments exceed $155,000,000,000 by April 
     1, 2017.

                    Policy Development and Research


                        RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

       The agreement provides $89,000,000 for research and 
     technology activities, and technical assistance, available 
     until September 30, 2018.
       The agreement provides $16,000,000 for both on-going and 
     new research, demonstrations, and evaluations. HUD is 
     directed to provide $6,000,000 for a Moving to Work 
     demonstration evaluation, $1,350,000 for phase three of a 
     pre-purchase counseling demonstration, $6,000,000 for 
     continued evaluation of rent reform, $300,000 for the family 
     options analysis,

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     and $1,000,000 for a CDBG small community income study.
       The agreement provides not less than $23,000,000 for 
     technical assistance.
       Further, $41,500,000 is provided for various housing market 
     surveys and $8,500,000 is for other research support, studies 
     and partnerships, of which $5,700,000 is for research support 
     and dissemination, $600,000 is for data acquisition, 
     $1,000,000 is for housing finance studies, $1,000,000 is for 
     research partnerships, and $200,000 is for housing 
     technology.

                   Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


                        FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES

       The agreement provides $65,300,000 for fair housing 
     activities, of which $39,200,000 is for the Fair Housing 
     Initiatives Program (FHIP), $24,300,000 is for the Fair 
     Housing Assistance Program, $1,500,000 is for the National 
     Fair Housing Training Academy, and $300,000 is for translated 
     materials. Of the funds available for FHIP, not less than 
     $7,450,000 is available for education and outreach programs. 
     The agreement directs HUD to ensure that the fiscal year 2018 
     congressional justification includes the same level of detail 
     as the fiscal year 2016 congressional justification and 
     include substantive detail on the need for any new programs 
     or activities in its operating plan.

            Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes


                         LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION

       The agreement provides $145,000,000 for the lead hazard 
     control and healthy homes programs. Of the total, $30,000,000 
     is provided for the healthy homes initiative, and $55,000,000 
     shall be made available on a competitive basis for areas with 
     the highest lead-based paint abatement needs.
       The agreement no longer directs HUD to implement a lead 
     inspection standard in assisted housing that is more 
     stringent than the current visual inspection standard. The 
     agreement directs the Government Accountability Office to 
     report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
     within one year of the date of enactment of this Act on:
       1. The effectiveness of Federal programs for addressing 
     lead-based paint hazards in dwellings;
       2. Current partnerships between public housing agencies 
     (including State housing finance agencies) and public health 
     agencies to address lead-based paint hazards, and determine 
     whether those partnerships could be replicated and enhanced 
     through improved data collection, analysis, and dissemination 
     among stakeholders;
       3. Gaps in compliance and enforcement of HUD's lead-based 
     paint regulations;
       4. Opportunities for improving coordination and leveraging 
     of public and private funds in order to reduce the Federal 
     costs associated with identifying and remediating lead-based 
     paint hazards;
       5. The effectiveness and efficiency of existing HUD 
     protocols for identifying and addressing lead-based paint 
     hazards, and determine whether those protocols are aligned 
     with accepted environmental health practices to ensure the 
     best and appropriate health outcomes and to reduce further 
     exposure; and
       6. HUD's process for assessing risks of lead-based paint 
     hazards during initial and periodic inspections in dwellings 
     occupied by households assisted under the Section 8 Housing 
     Choice Voucher program and the impact, if any, on landlord 
     participation and the availability of affordable housing.

                      Information Technology Fund

       The agreement provides $257,000,000 for the Information 
     Technology Fund, of which $250,000,000 is available until 
     September 30, 2018, and $7,000,000 is available until 
     September 30, 2019. The agreement does not include additional 
     funding for the development, modernization, and enhancement 
     of the next generation management system. Instead, $3,000,000 
     is provided to improve the housing choice voucher cash 
     management capability. In addition, $4,000,000 is provided 
     for the Federal Housing Administration modernization.

                      Office of Inspector General

       The agreement provides $128,082,000 for the necessary 
     expenses of the Office of Inspector General. The agreement 
     clarifies that HUD OIG review, audit, and report on its 
     findings and recommendations to the House and Senate 
     Committees on Appropriations of all events related to the 
     Order and Remedy, FMCS No. 03-07743, issued on January 10, 
     2012, otherwise known as Fair and Equitable Pay, required by 
     House Report 114-606, shall not begin until after the 
     conclusion of all related litigation, including litigation 
     before the Federal Labor Relations Authority and any Federal 
     court.

    General Provisions--Department of Housing and Urban Development


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

       Section 201 splits overpayments evenly between Treasury and 
     State Housing Finance Agencies.
       Section 202 prohibits funds from being used to investigate 
     or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair Housing Act.
       Section 203 makes a technical correction to HOPWA 
     authorizing provisions designed to provide year-over-year 
     funding stability across grantees.
       Section 204 requires any grant or cooperative agreement to 
     be made on a competitive basis, unless otherwise provided, in 
     accordance with Section 102 of the Department of Housing and 
     Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
       Section 205 relates to the availability of funds for 
     services and facilities for GSEs and others subject to the 
     Government Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act of 
     1950.
       Section 206 prohibits the use of funds in excess of the 
     budget estimates, unless provided otherwise.
       Section 207 relates to the expenditure of funds for 
     corporations and agencies subject to the Government 
     Corporation Control Act.
       Section 208 requires the Secretary to provide quarterly 
     reports on uncommitted, unobligated, recaptured, and excess 
     funds in each departmental program and activity.
       Section 209 requires the Administration's budget and HUD's 
     budget justifications for fiscal year 2018 be submitted in 
     the identical account and sub-account structure provided in 
     this Act.
       Section 210 exempts GNMA from certain requirements of the 
     Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.
       Section 211 authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use 
     agreements from an obsolete project to a viable project, 
     provided that no additional costs are incurred and other 
     conditions are met.
       Section 212 sets forth requirements for Section 8 voucher 
     assistance eligibility, and includes consideration for 
     persons with disabilities.
       Section 213 distributes Native American Housing Block 
     Grants to the same Native Alaskan recipients as in fiscal 
     year 2005.
       Section 214 authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages 
     under Section 255 of the National Housing Act.
       Section 215 instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any 
     multifamily property that is owned or held by HUD.
       Section 216 allows the Section 108 loan guarantee program 
     to guarantee notes or other obligations issued by any State 
     on behalf of non-entitlement communities in the State.
       Section 217 allows PHAs that own and operate 400 or fewer 
     units of public housing to be exempt from asset management 
     requirements.
       Section 218 restricts the Secretary from imposing any 
     requirements or guidelines relating to asset management that 
     restrict or limit the use of capital funds for central office 
     costs, up to the limit established in QHWRA.
       Section 219 requires that no employee of the Department 
     shall be designated as an allotment holder unless the CFO 
     determines that such employee has received certain training.
       Section 220 requires the Secretary to publish all notice of 
     funding availability that is competitively awarded on the 
     internet for fiscal year 2017.
       Section 221 requires attorney fees for programmatic 
     litigation to be paid from the individual program office and 
     Office of General Counsel salaries and expenses 
     appropriations, and requires the Department to submit a spend 
     plan to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
       Section 222 allows the Secretary to transfer up to 10 
     percent of funds or $4,000,000, whichever is less, 
     appropriated under the headings ``Administrative Support 
     Offices'' or ``Program Office Salaries and Expenses'' to any 
     other office funded under such headings.
       Section 223 requires HUD to take certain actions against 
     owners receiving rental subsidies that do not maintain safe 
     properties.
       Section 224 places a salary and bonus limit on public 
     housing agency officials and employees.
       Section 225 prohibits the use of funds for the doctoral 
     dissertation research grant program at HUD.
       Section 226 extends the HOPE VI program to September 30, 
     2017.
       Section 227 requires the Secretary to notify the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations at least 3 full business 
     days before grant awards are announced.
       Section 228 prohibits funds to be used to require or 
     enforce the Physical Needs Assessment (PNA).
       Section 229 prohibits the use of funds to implement the 
     Homeowners Armed with Knowledge (HAWK) program.
       Section 230 prohibits funds for HUD financing of mortgages 
     for properties that have been subject to eminent domain.
       Section 231 prohibits the use of funds to terminate the 
     status of a unit of general local government as a 
     metropolitan city with respect to grants under section 106 of 
     the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.
       Section 232 allows funding for research, evaluation, and 
     statistical purposes that is unexpended at the time of 
     completion of the contract, grant, or cooperative agreement 
     to be reobligated for additional research.
       Section 233 prohibits funds to be used for financial awards 
     for employees subject to administrative discipline in fiscal 
     years 2016 or 2017.
       Section 234 authorizes the Secretary on a limited basis to 
     use funds available under the ``Homeless Assistance Grants'' 
     heading to participate in the multiagency Performance 
     Partnership Pilots program.
       Section 235 allows program income as an eligible match for 
     2015, 2016, and 2017 Continuum of Care funds.
       Section 236 permits HUD to provide one year transition 
     grants under the continuum of care program with no more than 
     50 percent of the grant provided for costs of eligible 
     activities of the program component originally funded.

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       Section 237 modifies the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning 
     Prevention Act to remove the ``zero-bedroom dwellings'' 
     exclusion and amends the Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard 
     Reduction Act to include ``zero-bedroom dwellings''.
       Section 238 repeals section 211 of the Department of 
     Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2008.
       Section 239 modifies the Rental Assistance Demonstration 
     included in Public Law 112-55.
       Section 240 permits HUD to implement section 78001 of title 
     LXXVIII of Public Law 114-94 through notice while undertaking 
     rulemaking processes.
       Section 241 permits HUD to renew a grant originally awarded 
     as part of Public Law 110-252.
       Section 242 prohibits section 218(g) of the Cranston-
     Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act to apply with 
     respect to the HOME Investment Partnership Program Funds that 
     otherwise expired or would expire in 2016, 2017, 2018, or 
     2019.
       Section 243 prohibits the use of funds to direct a grantee 
     to undertake specific changes to existing zoning laws as part 
     of carrying out the final rule entitled, ``Affirmatively 
     Furthering Fair Housing'' or the notice entitled, 
     ``Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool''.

                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES

                              Access Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $8,190,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Access Board.

                      Federal Maritime Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $27,490,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Federal Maritime Commission, of which not 
     more than $2,000 may be available for official reception and 
     representation expenses. Of the funds provided, not less than 
     $552,024 is available for the Office of Inspector General.

                National Railroad Passenger Corporation

                    Office of the Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $23,274,000 for the Office of the 
     Inspector General for Amtrak.

                  National Transportation Safety Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $106,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the National Transportation Safety Board.

                 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation


          PAYMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION

       The agreement provides $140,000,000 for the Neighborhood 
     Reinvestment Corporation, of which $5,000,000 shall be for a 
     multi-family rental housing program.

                      Surface Transportation Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $37,000,000 for the salaries and 
     expenses of the Surface Transportation Board, of which 
     $2,046,000 is for information technology system improvements. 
     The agreement permits the collection of up to $1,250,000 in 
     user fees to be credited to the appropriation. The agreement 
     provides that the general fund appropriation be reduced on a 
     dollar-for-dollar basis by the actual amount collected in 
     user fees to result in a final appropriation from the general 
     fund estimated at no more than $35,750,000.

           United States Interagency Council on Homelessness


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

       The agreement provides $3,600,000 for operating expenses of 
     the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) 
     and extends the statutory sunset date for the agency to 
     October 1, 2018.
       The USICH is directed to submit a report to the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations within one year of 
     enactment of this Act that assesses how Federal housing 
     programs and Federal health programs could better collaborate 
     to reduce costs and improve health and housing outcomes. 
     USICH is directed to give particular attention to outcomes 
     for the following populations: chronically homeless 
     individuals; homeless individuals with behavioral health 
     conditions; and homeless children, including infants, in 
     families that either receive housing assistance under 
     programs administered by the Federal government or could 
     benefit from grant programs administered by the Federal 
     government.

                                TITLE IV

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT


                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

       Section 401 prohibits pay and other expenses for non-
     Federal parties intervening in regulatory or adjudicatory 
     proceedings.
       Section 402 prohibits obligations beyond the current fiscal 
     year and prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so 
     provided herein.
       Section 403 limits consulting service expenditures in 
     procurement contracts to those contained in the public 
     record.
       Section 404 prohibits employee training not directly 
     related to the performance of official duties.
       Section 405 specifies requirements for reprogramming funds.
       Section 406 provides that fifty percent of unobligated 
     balances for salaries and expenses may remain available for 
     certain purposes, subject to the approval of the House and 
     Senate Committees on Appropriations.
       Section 407 prohibits the use of funds for any project that 
     seeks to use the power of eminent domain, unless eminent 
     domain is employed only for a public use.
       Section 408 prohibits funds from being transferred to any 
     department, agency, or instrumentality of the U.S. 
     Government, except where transfer authority is provided in 
     this Act.
       Section 409 prohibits funds in this Act from being used to 
     permanently replace an employee intent on returning to his or 
     her past occupation after completion of military service.
       Section 410 prohibits funds in this Act from being used 
     unless the expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American 
     Act.
       Section 411 prohibits funds from being appropriated or made 
     available to any person or entity that has been convicted of 
     violating the Buy American Act.
       Section 412 prohibits funds for first-class airline 
     accommodations in contravention of sections 301-10.122 and 
     301-10.123 of title 41 CFR.
       Section 413 prohibits funds from being used for the 
     approval of a new foreign air carrier permit or exemption 
     application if that approval would contravene United States 
     law or Article 17 bis of the U.S.-E.U.-Iceland-Norway Air 
     Transport Agreement.
       Section 414 restricts the number of employees that agencies 
     funded in this Act may send to international conferences.
       Section 415 prohibits funds from being used to lease or 
     purchase new light duty vehicles for any executive fleet or 
     an agency's fleet inventory, except in accordance with 
     Presidential Memorandum-Federal Fleet Performance, dated May 
     24, 2011.
       Section 416 caps the amount of fees the Surface 
     Transportation Board can charge and collect for rate or 
     practice complaints filed at the amount authorized for court 
     civil suit filing fees.
       Section 417 rescinds all unobligated balances from various 
     salaries and expenses accounts.
       Section 418 prohibits funds from denying an Inspector 
     General timely access to any records, documents, or other 
     materials available to the department or agency over which 
     that Inspector General has responsibilities, or to prevent or 
     impede that Inspector General's access.
       Section 419 permanently suspends certain subsections of the 
     hours of service regulation related to restarts.
       Section 420 appropriates $528,000,000 in additional funds 
     for the Emergency Relief Program, which is available until 
     expended for qualifying emergency repair expenses.
       Section 421 includes funding for Community Development 
     Block Grant disaster recovery and directs HUD to allocate the 
     funds in accordance with the methodologies published in 
     Federal Register Notices 81 FR 39687 for disasters occurring 
     in 2015 and 82 FR 5591 for disasters occurring in 2016 or 
     later.
       Section 422 authorizes states to repurpose certain 
     previously authorized funding amounts to new projects that 
     are eligible within a similar geographic area.
       Section 423 designates certain routes in Arkansas and 
     Kentucky as eligible to become Interstate routes.

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  DIVISION L--MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS--ADDITIONAL 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2017

                                TITLE I

                    OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS

                         DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

       An additional $247,733,000 has been provided for the 
     requested level for military construction and planning and 
     design. The table displays the provided funding by military 
     construction account.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION


                         (RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

       A rescission of $12,300,000 is included, as requested.

                                TITLE II

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                     VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

       Additional funding of $50,000,000 is provided to Medical 
     Services, to be available until September 30, 2018, for 
     continued implementation of the Jason Simcakoski Memorial and 
     Promise Act (Title IX of Public Law 114-198) and to bolster 
     opioid and substance abuse prevention and treatment.

                               TITLE III

                           GENERAL PROVISION

       A provision regarding terms and conditions for the provided 
     funding is included.
       The following table reflects the appropriations provided in 
     this division:

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