FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 4
(House of Representatives - January 09, 2019)

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   FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2019

  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to House Resolution 28, I call up 
the bill (H.R. 264) making appropriations for financial services and 
general government for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, and 
for other purposes, and ask for its immediate consideration.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to House Resolution 28, the bill is 
considered read.
  The text of the bill is as follows:

                                H.R. 264

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
     following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
     Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for financial services 
     and general government for the fiscal year ending September 
     30, 2019, and for other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Departmental Offices 
     including operation and maintenance of the Treasury Building 
     and Freedman's Bank Building; hire of passenger motor 
     vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and improvements of, and 
     purchase of commercial insurance policies for, real 
     properties leased or owned overseas, when necessary for the 
     performance of official business; executive direction program 
     activities; international affairs and economic policy 
     activities; domestic finance and tax policy activities, 
     including technical assistance to Puerto Rico; and Treasury-
     wide management policies and programs activities, 
     $208,751,000:  Provided, That of the amount appropriated 
     under this heading--
       (1) not to exceed $700,000 is for official reception and 
     representation expenses, of which necessary amounts shall be 
     available for expenses to support activities of the Financial 
     Action Task Force, and not to exceed $350,000 shall be for 
     other official reception and representation expenses;
       (2) not to exceed $258,000 is for unforeseen emergencies of 
     a confidential nature to be allocated and expended under the 
     direction of the Secretary of the Treasury and to be 
     accounted for solely on the Secretary's certificate; and
       (3) not to exceed $24,000,000 shall remain available until 
     September 30, 2020, for--
       (A) the Treasury-wide Financial Statement Audit and 
     Internal Control Program;
       (B) information technology modernization requirements;
       (C) the audit, oversight, and administration of the Gulf 
     Coast Restoration Trust Fund;
       (D) the development and implementation of programs within 
     the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and 
     Compliance Policy, including entering into cooperative 
     agreements;
       (E) operations and maintenance of facilities; and
       (F) international operations.

             office of terrorism and financial intelligence

                         salaries and expenses

       For the necessary expenses of the Office of Terrorism and 
     Financial Intelligence to safeguard the financial system 
     against illicit use and to combat rogue nations, terrorist 
     facilitators, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, 
     money launderers, drug kingpins, and other national security 
     threats, $159,000,000:  Provided, That of the amount 
     appropriated under this heading: (1) up to $33,500,000 may be 
     transferred to the Departmental Offices Salaries and Expenses 
     appropriation and shall be available for administrative 
     support to the Office of Terrorism and Financial 
     Intelligence; and (2) up to $10,000,000 shall remain 
     available until September 30, 2020:  Provided  further, That 
     of the amount appropriated under this heading, not less than 
     $1,000,000 shall be used to support and augment new and 
     ongoing investigations into the illicit trade of synthetic 
     opioids, particularly fentanyl and its analogues, originating 
     from the People's Republic of China:  Provided further, That 
     not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with 
     the Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration and 
     the heads of other Federal agencies, as appropriate, shall 
     submit a comprehensive report (which shall be submitted in 
     unclassified form, but may include a classified annex) 
     summarizing efforts by actors in the People's Republic of 
     China to subvert United States laws and to supply illicit 
     synthetic opioids to persons in the United States, including 
     up-to-date estimates of the scale of illicit synthetic 
     opioids flows from the People's Republic of China, to the 
     Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Homeland 
     Security, and the Committee on Financial Services of the 
     House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations, 
     the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, 
     and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of 
     the Senate.

                   cybersecurity enhancement account

       For salaries and expenses for enhanced cybersecurity for 
     systems operated by the Department of the Treasury, 
     $25,208,000, to remain available until September 30, 2021:  
     Provided, That such funds shall supplement and not supplant 
     any other amounts made available to the Treasury offices and 
     bureaus for cybersecurity:  Provided further, That the Chief 
     Information Officer of the individual offices and bureaus 
     shall submit a spend plan for each investment to the Treasury 
     Chief Information Officer for approval:  Provided further, 
     That the submitted spend plan shall be reviewed and approved 
     by the Treasury Chief Information Officer prior to the 
     obligation of funds under this heading:  Provided further, 
     That of the total amount made available under this heading 
     $1,000,000 shall be available for administrative expenses for 
     the Treasury Chief Information Officer to provide oversight 
     of the investments made under this heading:  Provided 
     further, That such funds shall supplement and not supplant 
     any other amounts made available to the Treasury Chief 
     Information Officer.

        department-wide systems and capital investments programs

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For development and acquisition of automatic data 
     processing equipment, software, and services and for repairs 
     and renovations to buildings owned by the Department of the 
     Treasury, $4,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 
     2021:  Provided, That these funds shall be transferred to 
     accounts and in amounts as necessary to satisfy the 
     requirements of the Department's offices, bureaus, and other 
     organizations:  Provided further, That this transfer 
     authority shall be in addition to any other transfer 
     authority provided in this Act:  Provided further, That none 
     of the funds appropriated under this heading shall be used to 
     support or supplement ``Internal Revenue Service, Operations 
     Support''

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     or ``Internal Revenue Service, Business Systems 
     Modernization''.

                      office of inspector general

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978, $37,044,000, including hire of passenger motor 
     vehicles; of which not to exceed $100,000 shall be available 
     for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature, to be 
     allocated and expended under the direction of the Inspector 
     General of the Treasury; of which up to $2,800,000 to remain 
     available until September 30, 2020, shall be for audits and 
     investigations conducted pursuant to section 1608 of the 
     Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist 
     Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States 
     Act of 2012 (33 U.S.C. 1321 note); and of which not to exceed 
     $1,000 shall be available for official reception and 
     representation expenses.

           treasury inspector general for tax administration

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Treasury Inspector General 
     for Tax Administration in carrying out the Inspector General 
     Act of 1978, as amended, including purchase and hire of 
     passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); and services 
     authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be 
     determined by the Inspector General for Tax Administration; 
     $169,634,000, of which $5,000,000 shall remain available 
     until September 30, 2020; of which not to exceed $6,000,000 
     shall be available for official travel expenses; of which not 
     to exceed $500,000 shall be available for unforeseen 
     emergencies of a confidential nature, to be allocated and 
     expended under the direction of the Inspector General for Tax 
     Administration; and of which not to exceed $1,500 shall be 
     available for official reception and representation expenses.

    special inspector general for the troubled asset relief program

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Office of the Special 
     Inspector General in carrying out the provisions of the 
     Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-
     343), $17,500,000.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
     Network, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel 
     and training expenses of non-Federal and foreign government 
     personnel to attend meetings and training concerned with 
     domestic and foreign financial intelligence activities, law 
     enforcement, and financial regulation; services authorized by 
     5 U.S.C. 3109; not to exceed $10,000 for official reception 
     and representation expenses; and for assistance to Federal 
     law enforcement agencies, with or without reimbursement, 
     $117,800,000, of which not to exceed $34,335,000 shall remain 
     available until September 30, 2021.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of operations of the Bureau of the 
     Fiscal Service, $338,280,000; of which not to exceed 
     $4,210,000, to remain available until September 30, 2021, is 
     for information systems modernization initiatives; and of 
     which $5,000 shall be available for official reception and 
     representation expenses.
       In addition, $165,000, to be derived from the Oil Spill 
     Liability Trust Fund to reimburse administrative and 
     personnel expenses for financial management of the Fund, as 
     authorized by section 1012 of Public Law 101-380.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of carrying out section 1111 of the 
     Homeland Security Act of 2002, including hire of passenger 
     motor vehicles, $111,439,000; of which not to exceed $6,000 
     for official reception and representation expenses; not to 
     exceed $50,000 for cooperative research and development 
     programs for laboratory services; and provision of laboratory 
     assistance to State and local agencies with or without 
     reimbursement:  Provided, That of the amount appropriated 
     under this heading, $5,000,000 shall be for the costs of 
     accelerating the processing of formula and label 
     applications:  Provided further, That of the amount 
     appropriated under this heading, $5,000,000, to remain 
     available until September 30, 2020.

                           United States Mint

               united states mint public enterprise fund

       Pursuant to section 5136 of title 31, United States Code, 
     the United States Mint is provided funding through the United 
     States Mint Public Enterprise Fund for costs associated with 
     the production of circulating coins, numismatic coins, and 
     protective services, including both operating expenses and 
     capital investments:  Provided, That the aggregate amount of 
     new liabilities and obligations incurred during fiscal year 
     2019 under such section 5136 for circulating coinage and 
     protective service capital investments of the United States 
     Mint shall not exceed $30,000,000.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account

       To carry out the Riegle Community Development and 
     Regulatory Improvements Act of 1994 (subtitle A of title I of 
     Public Law 103-325), including services authorized by section 
     3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for 
     individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the 
     rate for EX-3, $250,000,000. Of the amount appropriated under 
     this heading--
       (1) not less than $182,000,000, notwithstanding section 
     108(e) of Public Law 103-325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(e)) with regard 
     to Small and/or Emerging Community Development Financial 
     Institutions Assistance awards, is available until September 
     30, 2020, for financial assistance and technical assistance 
     under subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 108(a)(1), 
     respectively, of Public Law 103-325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(a)(1)(A) 
     and (B)), of which up to $2,680,000 may be used for the cost 
     of direct loans:  Provided, That the cost of direct and 
     guaranteed loans, including the cost of modifying such loans, 
     shall be as defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
     Budget Act of 1974:  Provided further, That these funds are 
     available to subsidize gross obligations for the principal 
     amount of direct loans not to exceed $25,000,000;
       (2) not less than $16,000,000, notwithstanding section 
     108(e) of Public Law 103-325 (12 U.S.C. 4707(e)), is 
     available until September 30, 2020, for financial assistance, 
     technical assistance, training, and outreach programs 
     designed to benefit Native American, Native Hawaiian, and 
     Alaska Native communities and provided primarily through 
     qualified community development lender organizations with 
     experience and expertise in community development banking and 
     lending in Indian country, Native American organizations, 
     tribes and tribal organizations, and other suitable 
     providers;
       (3) not less than $25,000,000 is available until September 
     30, 2020, for the Bank Enterprise Award program;
       (4) up to $27,000,000 is available until September 30, 
     2019, for administrative expenses, including administration 
     of CDFI fund programs and the New Markets Tax Credit Program, 
     of which not less than $1,000,000 is for development of tools 
     to better assess and inform CDFI investment performance, and 
     up to $300,000 is for administrative expenses to carry out 
     the direct loan program; and
       (5) during fiscal year 2019, none of the funds available 
     under this heading are available for the cost, as defined in 
     section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, of 
     commitments to guarantee bonds and notes under section 114A 
     of the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory 
     Improvement Act of 1994 (12 U.S.C. 4713a):  Provided, That 
     commitments to guarantee bonds and notes under such section 
     114A shall not exceed $500,000,000:  Provided further, That 
     such section 114A shall remain in effect until December 31, 
     2019:  Provided further, That of the funds awarded under this 
     heading, not less than 10 percent shall be used for awards 
     that support investments that serve populations living in 
     persistent poverty counties:  Provided further, That for the 
     purposes of this section, the term ``persistent poverty 
     counties'' means any county that has had 20 percent or more 
     of its population living in poverty over the past 30 years, 
     as measured by the 1990 and 2000 decennial censuses and the 
     2011-2015 5-year data series available from the American 
     Community Survey of the Census Bureau.

                        Internal Revenue Service

                           taxpayer services

       For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to 
     provide taxpayer services, including pre-filing assistance 
     and education, filing and account services, taxpayer advocacy 
     services, and other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
     at such rates as may be determined by the Commissioner, 
     $2,506,554,000, of which not less than $9,890,000 shall be 
     for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, of which not 
     less than $12,000,000 shall be available for low-income 
     taxpayer clinic grants, of which not less than $20,000,000, 
     to remain available until September 30, 2020, shall be 
     available for a Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 
     matching grants program for tax return preparation 
     assistance, and of which not less than $206,000,000 shall be 
     available for operating expenses of the Taxpayer Advocate 
     Service:  Provided, That of the amounts made available for 
     the Taxpayer Advocate Service, not less than $5,500,000 shall 
     be for identity theft and refund fraud casework.

                              enforcement

       For necessary expenses for tax enforcement activities of 
     the Internal Revenue Service to determine and collect owed 
     taxes, to provide legal and litigation support, to conduct 
     criminal investigations, to enforce criminal statutes related 
     to violations of internal revenue laws and other financial 
     crimes, to purchase and hire passenger motor vehicles (31 
     U.S.C. 1343(b)), and to provide other services as authorized 
     by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the 
     Commissioner, $4,860,000,000, of which not to exceed 
     $50,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2020, 
     and of which not less than $60,257,000 shall be for the 
     Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement program.

                           operations support

       For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service to 
     support taxpayer services and enforcement programs, including 
     rent payments; facilities services; printing; postage; 
     physical security; headquarters and other IRS-wide 
     administration activities; research and statistics of income; 
     telecommunications; information technology development, 
     enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; the hire 
     of passenger

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     motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); the operations of the 
     Internal Revenue Service Oversight Board; and other services 
     as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be 
     determined by the Commissioner; $3,709,000,000, of which not 
     to exceed $50,000,000 shall remain available until September 
     30, 2020; of which not to exceed $10,000,000 shall remain 
     available until expended for acquisition of equipment and 
     construction, repair and renovation of facilities; of which 
     not to exceed $1,000,000 shall remain available until 
     September 30, 2021, for research; of which not to exceed 
     $20,000 shall be for official reception and representation 
     expenses:  Provided, That not later than 30 days after the 
     end of each quarter, the Internal Revenue Service shall 
     submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate and the Comptroller 
     General of the United States detailing the cost and schedule 
     performance for its major information technology investments, 
     including the purpose and life-cycle stages of the 
     investments; the reasons for any cost and schedule variances; 
     the risks of such investments and strategies the Internal 
     Revenue Service is using to mitigate such risks; and the 
     expected developmental milestones to be achieved and costs to 
     be incurred in the next quarter:  Provided further, That the 
     Internal Revenue Service shall include, in its budget 
     justification for fiscal year 2020, a summary of cost and 
     schedule performance information for its major information 
     technology systems.

                     business systems modernization

       For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service's 
     business systems modernization program, $110,000,000, to 
     remain available until September 30, 2021, for the capital 
     asset acquisition of information technology systems, 
     including management and related contractual costs of said 
     acquisitions, including related Internal Revenue Service 
     labor costs, and contractual costs associated with operations 
     authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109:  Provided, That not later than 
     30 days after the end of each quarter, the Internal Revenue 
     Service shall submit a report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     and the Comptroller General of the United States detailing 
     the cost and schedule performance for major information 
     technology investments, including the purposes and life-cycle 
     stages of the investments; the reasons for any cost and 
     schedule variances; the risks of such investments and the 
     strategies the Internal Revenue Service is using to mitigate 
     such risks; and the expected developmental milestones to be 
     achieved and costs to be incurred in the next quarter.

          administrative provisions--internal revenue service

                     (including transfers of funds)

       Sec. 101.  Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
     made available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service 
     may be transferred to any other Internal Revenue Service 
     appropriation upon the advance approval of the Committees on 
     Appropriations.
       Sec. 102.  The Internal Revenue Service shall maintain an 
     employee training program, which shall include the following 
     topics: taxpayers' rights, dealing courteously with 
     taxpayers, cross-cultural relations, ethics, and the 
     impartial application of tax law.
       Sec. 103.  The Internal Revenue Service shall institute and 
     enforce policies and procedures that will safeguard the 
     confidentiality of taxpayer information and protect taxpayers 
     against identity theft.
       Sec. 104.  Funds made available by this or any other Act to 
     the Internal Revenue Service shall be available for improved 
     facilities and increased staffing to provide sufficient and 
     effective 1-800 help line service for taxpayers. The 
     Commissioner shall continue to make improvements to the 
     Internal Revenue Service 1-800 help line service a priority 
     and allocate resources necessary to enhance the response time 
     to taxpayer communications, particularly with regard to 
     victims of tax-related crimes.
       Sec. 105.  None of the funds made available to the Internal 
     Revenue Service by this Act may be used to make a video 
     unless the Service-Wide Video Editorial Board determines in 
     advance that making the video is appropriate, taking into 
     account the cost, topic, tone, and purpose of the video.
       Sec. 106.  The Internal Revenue Service shall issue a 
     notice of confirmation of any address change relating to an 
     employer making employment tax payments, and such notice 
     shall be sent to both the employer's former and new address 
     and an officer or employee of the Internal Revenue Service 
     shall give special consideration to an offer-in-compromise 
     from a taxpayer who has been the victim of fraud by a third 
     party payroll tax preparer.
       Sec. 107.  None of the funds made available under this Act 
     may be used by the Internal Revenue Service to target 
     citizens of the United States for exercising any right 
     guaranteed under the First Amendment to the Constitution of 
     the United States.
       Sec. 108.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by the Internal Revenue Service to target groups for 
     regulatory scrutiny based on their ideological beliefs.
       Sec. 109.  None of funds made available by this Act to the 
     Internal Revenue Service shall be obligated or expended on 
     conferences that do not adhere to the procedures, 
     verification processes, documentation requirements, and 
     policies issued by the Chief Financial Officer, Human Capital 
     Office, and Agency-Wide Shared Services as a result of the 
     recommendations in the report published on May 31, 2013, by 
     the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
     entitled ``Review of the August 2010 Small Business/Self-
     Employed Division's Conference in Anaheim, California'' 
     (Reference Number 2013-10-037).
       Sec. 110.  None of the funds made available in this Act to 
     the Internal Revenue Service may be obligated or expended--
       (1) to make a payment to any employee under a bonus, award, 
     or recognition program; or
       (2) under any hiring or personnel selection process with 
     respect to re-hiring a former employee, unless such program 
     or process takes into account the conduct and Federal tax 
     compliance of such employee or former employee.
       Sec. 111.  None of the funds made available by this Act may 
     be used in contravention of section 6103 of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to confidentiality and 
     disclosure of returns and return information).
       Sec. 112.  Except to the extent provided in section 6014, 
     6020, or 6201(d) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, no 
     funds in this or any other Act shall be available to the 
     Secretary of the Treasury to provide to any person a proposed 
     final return or statement for use by such person to satisfy a 
     filing or reporting requirement under such Code.
       Sec. 113.  In addition to the amounts otherwise made 
     available in this Act for the Internal Revenue Service, 
     $77,000,000, to be available until September 30, 2020, shall 
     be transferred by the Commissioner to the ``Taxpayer 
     Services'', ``Enforcement'', or ``Operations Support'' 
     accounts of the Internal Revenue Service for an additional 
     amount to be used solely for carrying out Public Law 115-97:  
     Provided, That such funds shall not be available until the 
     Commissioner submits to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate a spending plan 
     for such funds.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury

                     (including transfers of funds)

       Sec. 114.  Appropriations to the Department of the Treasury 
     in this Act shall be available for uniforms or allowances 
     therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901), including 
     maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of insurance for 
     official motor vehicles operated in foreign countries; 
     purchase of motor vehicles without regard to the general 
     purchase price limitations for vehicles purchased and used 
     overseas for the current fiscal year; entering into contracts 
     with the Department of State for the furnishing of health and 
     medical services to employees and their dependents serving in 
     foreign countries; and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
       Sec. 115.  Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriations in 
     this title made available under the headings ``Departmental 
     Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of Terrorism and 
     Financial Intelligence'', ``Office of Inspector General'', 
     ``Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief 
     Program'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement Network'', ``Bureau 
     of the Fiscal Service'', and ``Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
     Trade Bureau'' may be transferred between such appropriations 
     upon the advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the House of Representatives and the Senate:  Provided, 
     That no transfer under this section may increase or decrease 
     any such appropriation by more than 2 percent.
       Sec. 116.  Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriation 
     made available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service 
     may be transferred to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
     Administration's appropriation upon the advance approval of 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate:  Provided, That no transfer 
     may increase or decrease any such appropriation by more than 
     2 percent.
       Sec. 117.  None of the funds appropriated in this Act or 
     otherwise available to the Department of the Treasury or the 
     Bureau of Engraving and Printing may be used to redesign the 
     $1 Federal Reserve note.
       Sec. 118.  The Secretary of the Treasury may transfer funds 
     from the ``Bureau of the Fiscal Service-Salaries and 
     Expenses'' to the Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover 
     the costs of debt collection:  Provided, That such amounts 
     shall be reimbursed to such salaries and expenses account 
     from debt collections received in the Debt Collection Fund.
       Sec. 119.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this or any other Act may be used by the United 
     States Mint to construct or operate any museum without the 
     explicit approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate, the House Committee 
     on Financial Services, and the Senate Committee on Banking, 
     Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       Sec. 120.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this or any other Act or source to the 
     Department of the Treasury, the Bureau of Engraving and 
     Printing, and the United States Mint, individually or 
     collectively, may be used to consolidate any or all functions 
     of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States 
     Mint without the explicit approval of the House Committee on 
     Financial Services; the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, 
     and Urban Affairs; and the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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       Sec. 121.  Funds appropriated by this Act, or made 
     available by the transfer of funds in this Act, for the 
     Department of the Treasury's intelligence or intelligence 
     related activities are deemed to be specifically authorized 
     by the Congress for purposes of section 504 of the National 
     Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414) during fiscal year 2019 
     until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
     Fiscal Year 2019.
       Sec. 122.  Not to exceed $5,000 shall be made available 
     from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing's Industrial 
     Revolving Fund for necessary official reception and 
     representation expenses.
       Sec. 123.  The Secretary of the Treasury shall submit a 
     Capital Investment Plan to the Committees on Appropriations 
     of the Senate and the House of Representatives not later than 
     30 days following the submission of the annual budget 
     submitted by the President:  Provided, That such Capital 
     Investment Plan shall include capital investment spending 
     from all accounts within the Department of the Treasury, 
     including but not limited to the Department-wide Systems and 
     Capital Investment Programs account, Treasury Franchise Fund 
     account, and the Treasury Forfeiture Fund account:  Provided 
     further, That such Capital Investment Plan shall include 
     expenditures occurring in previous fiscal years for each 
     capital investment project that has not been fully completed.
       Sec. 124.  Within 45 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, the Secretary of the Treasury shall submit an 
     itemized report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate on the amount of 
     total funds charged to each office by the Franchise Fund 
     including the amount charged for each service provided by the 
     Franchise Fund to each office, a detailed description of the 
     services, a detailed explanation of how each charge for each 
     service is calculated, and a description of the role 
     customers have in governing in the Franchise Fund.
       Sec. 125.  During fiscal year 2019--
       (1) none of the funds made available in this or any other 
     Act may be used by the Department of the Treasury, including 
     the Internal Revenue Service, to issue, revise, or finalize 
     any regulation, revenue ruling, or other guidance not limited 
     to a particular taxpayer relating to the standard which is 
     used to determine whether an organization is operated 
     exclusively for the promotion of social welfare for purposes 
     of section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
     (including the proposed regulations published at 78 Fed. Reg. 
     71535 (November 29, 2013)); and
       (2) the standard and definitions as in effect on January 1, 
     2010, which are used to make such determinations shall apply 
     after the date of the enactment of this Act for purposes of 
     determining status under section 501(c)(4) of such Code of 
     organizations created on, before, or after such date.
       Sec. 126. (a) Not later than 60 days after the end of each 
     quarter, the Office of Financial Stability and the Office of 
     Financial Research shall submit reports on their activities 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate, the Committee on Financial 
     Services of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
       (b) The reports required under subsection (a) shall 
     include--
       (1) the obligations made during the previous quarter by 
     object class, office, and activity;
       (2) the estimated obligations for the remainder of the 
     fiscal year by object class, office, and activity;
       (3) the number of full-time equivalents within each office 
     during the previous quarter;
       (4) the estimated number of full-time equivalents within 
     each office for the remainder of the fiscal year; and
       (5) actions taken to achieve the goals, objectives, and 
     performance measures of each office.
       (c) At the request of any such Committees specified in 
     subsection (a), the Office of Financial Stability and the 
     Office of Financial Research shall make officials available 
     to testify on the contents of the reports required under 
     subsection (a).
       Sec. 127.  Amounts made available under the heading 
     ``Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence'' shall be 
     available to reimburse the ``Departmental Offices--Salaries 
     and Expenses'' account for expenses incurred in such account 
     for reception and representation expenses to support 
     activities of the Financial Action Task Force.
       Sec. 128.  Amounts in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing 
     Fund may be used for the acquisition of necessary land for, 
     and construction of, a replacement currency production 
     facility.
       Sec. 129.  Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
     Network and the appropriate divisions of the Department of 
     the Treasury shall submit to Congress a report on any 
     Geographic Targeting Orders issued since 2016, including--
       (1) the type of data collected;
       (2) how the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network uses the 
     data;
       (3) whether the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network needs 
     more authority to combat money laundering through high-end 
     real estate;
       (4) how a record of beneficial ownership would improve and 
     assist law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute 
     criminal activity and prevent the use of shell companies to 
     facilitate money laundering, tax evasion, terrorism 
     financing, election fraud, and other illegal activity; and
       (5) the feasibility of implementing Geographic Targeting 
     Orders on a permanent basis on all real estate transactions 
     in the United States greater than $300,000.
       This title may be cited as the ``Department of the Treasury 
     Appropriations Act, 2019''.

                                TITLE II

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE 
                               PRESIDENT

                            The White House

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses for the White House as authorized by 
     law, including not to exceed $3,850,000 for services as 
     authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 105; subsistence 
     expenses as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 105, which shall be 
     expended and accounted for as provided in that section; hire 
     of passenger motor vehicles, and travel (not to exceed 
     $100,000 to be expended and accounted for as provided by 3 
     U.S.C. 103); and not to exceed $19,000 for official reception 
     and representation expenses, to be available for allocation 
     within the Executive Office of the President; and for 
     necessary expenses of the Office of Policy Development, 
     including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
     U.S.C. 107, $55,000,000.

                 Executive Residence at the White House

                           operating expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Executive Residence at the 
     White House, $13,081,000, to be expended and accounted for as 
     provided by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109, 110, and 112-114.

                         reimbursable expenses

       For the reimbursable expenses of the Executive Residence at 
     the White House, such sums as may be necessary:  Provided, 
     That all reimbursable operating expenses of the Executive 
     Residence shall be made in accordance with the provisions of 
     this paragraph:  Provided further, That, notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, such amount for reimbursable 
     operating expenses shall be the exclusive authority of the 
     Executive Residence to incur obligations and to receive 
     offsetting collections, for such expenses:  Provided further, 
     That the Executive Residence shall require each person 
     sponsoring a reimbursable political event to pay in advance 
     an amount equal to the estimated cost of the event, and all 
     such advance payments shall be credited to this account and 
     remain available until expended:  Provided further, That the 
     Executive Residence shall require the national committee of 
     the political party of the President to maintain on deposit 
     $25,000, to be separately accounted for and available for 
     expenses relating to reimbursable political events sponsored 
     by such committee during such fiscal year:  Provided further, 
     That the Executive Residence shall ensure that a written 
     notice of any amount owed for a reimbursable operating 
     expense under this paragraph is submitted to the person owing 
     such amount within 60 days after such expense is incurred, 
     and that such amount is collected within 30 days after the 
     submission of such notice:  Provided further, That the 
     Executive Residence shall charge interest and assess 
     penalties and other charges on any such amount that is not 
     reimbursed within such 30 days, in accordance with the 
     interest and penalty provisions applicable to an outstanding 
     debt on a United States Government claim under 31 U.S.C. 
     3717:  Provided further, That each such amount that is 
     reimbursed, and any accompanying interest and charges, shall 
     be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts:  
     Provided further, That the Executive Residence shall prepare 
     and submit to the Committees on Appropriations, by not later 
     than 90 days after the end of the fiscal year covered by this 
     Act, a report setting forth the reimbursable operating 
     expenses of the Executive Residence during the preceding 
     fiscal year, including the total amount of such expenses, the 
     amount of such total that consists of reimbursable official 
     and ceremonial events, the amount of such total that consists 
     of reimbursable political events, and the portion of each 
     such amount that has been reimbursed as of the date of the 
     report:  Provided further, That the Executive Residence shall 
     maintain a system for the tracking of expenses related to 
     reimbursable events within the Executive Residence that 
     includes a standard for the classification of any such 
     expense as political or nonpolitical:  Provided further, That 
     no provision of this paragraph may be construed to exempt the 
     Executive Residence from any other applicable requirement of 
     subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, United States 
     Code.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

       For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the 
     Executive Residence at the White House pursuant to 3 U.S.C. 
     105(d), $750,000, to remain available until expended, for 
     required maintenance, resolution of safety and health issues, 
     and continued preventative maintenance.

                      Council of Economic Advisers

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers 
     in carrying out its functions under the Employment Act of 
     1946 (15 U.S.C. 1021 et seq.), $4,187,000.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the National Security Council and 
     the Homeland Security

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     Council, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
     $11,800,000.

                        Office of Administration

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Administration, 
     including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
     U.S.C. 107, and hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
     $100,000,000, of which not to exceed $12,800,000 shall remain 
     available until expended for continued modernization of 
     information resources within the Executive Office of the 
     President.

                    Office of Management and Budget

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, including hire of passenger motor vehicles and 
     services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, to carry out the 
     provisions of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code, and 
     to prepare and submit the budget of the United States 
     Government, in accordance with section 1105(a) of title 31, 
     United States Code, $101,000,000, of which not to exceed 
     $3,000 shall be available for official representation 
     expenses:  Provided, That none of the funds appropriated in 
     this Act for the Office of Management and Budget may be used 
     for the purpose of reviewing any agricultural marketing 
     orders or any activities or regulations under the provisions 
     of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (7 U.S.C. 
     601 et seq.):  Provided further, That none of the funds made 
     available for the Office of Management and Budget by this Act 
     may be expended for the altering of the transcript of actual 
     testimony of witnesses, except for testimony of officials of 
     the Office of Management and Budget, before the Committees on 
     Appropriations or their subcommittees:  Provided further, 
     That none of the funds made available for the Office of 
     Management and Budget by this Act may be expended for the 
     altering of the annual work plan developed by the Corps of 
     Engineers for submission to the Committees on Appropriations: 
      Provided further, That of the funds made available for the 
     Office of Management and Budget by this Act, no less than 
     three full-time equivalent senior staff position shall be 
     dedicated solely to the Office of the Intellectual Property 
     Enforcement Coordinator:  Provided further, That none of the 
     funds provided in this or prior Acts shall be used, directly 
     or indirectly, by the Office of Management and Budget, for 
     evaluating or determining if water resource project or study 
     reports submitted by the Chief of Engineers acting through 
     the Secretary of the Army are in compliance with all 
     applicable laws, regulations, and requirements relevant to 
     the Civil Works water resource planning process:  Provided 
     further, That the Office of Management and Budget shall have 
     not more than 60 days in which to perform budgetary policy 
     reviews of water resource matters on which the Chief of 
     Engineers has reported:  Provided further, That the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget shall notify the 
     appropriate authorizing and appropriating committees when the 
     60-day review is initiated:  Provided further, That if water 
     resource reports have not been transmitted to the appropriate 
     authorizing and appropriating committees within 15 days after 
     the end of the Office of Management and Budget review period 
     based on the notification from the Director, Congress shall 
     assume Office of Management and Budget concurrence with the 
     report and act accordingly.
       In addition, $2,000,000 for the Office of Information and 
     Regulatory Affairs to hire additional personnel dedicated to 
     regulatory review and reforms:  Provided, That these amounts 
     shall be in addition to any other amounts available for such 
     purpose:  Provided further, That these funds may not be used 
     to backfill vacancies.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug 
     Control Policy; for research activities pursuant to the 
     Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
     2006 (Public Law 109-469); not to exceed $10,000 for official 
     reception and representation expenses; and for participation 
     in joint projects or in the provision of services on matters 
     of mutual interest with nonprofit, research, or public 
     organizations or agencies, with or without reimbursement, 
     $18,400,000:  Provided, That the Office is authorized to 
     accept, hold, administer, and utilize gifts, both real and 
     personal, public and private, without fiscal year limitation, 
     for the purpose of aiding or facilitating the work of the 
     Office.

                     federal drug control programs

             high intensity drug trafficking areas program

                     (including transfers of funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug 
     Control Policy's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
     Program, $280,000,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2020, for drug control activities consistent with the 
     approved strategy for each of the designated High Intensity 
     Drug Trafficking Areas (``HIDTAs''), of which not less than 
     51 percent shall be transferred to State and local entities 
     for drug control activities and shall be obligated not later 
     than 120 days after enactment of this Act:  Provided, That up 
     to 49 percent may be transferred to Federal agencies and 
     departments in amounts determined by the Director of the 
     Office of National Drug Control Policy, of which up to 
     $2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and associated 
     activities:  Provided further, That, notwithstanding the 
     requirements of Public Law 106-58, any unexpended funds 
     obligated prior to fiscal year 2017 may be used for any other 
     approved activities of that HIDTA, subject to reprogramming 
     requirements:  Provided further, That each HIDTA designated 
     as of September 30, 2018, shall be funded at not less than 
     the fiscal year 2018 base level, unless the Director submits 
     to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate justification for changes to 
     those levels based on clearly articulated priorities and 
     published Office of National Drug Control Policy performance 
     measures of effectiveness:  Provided further, That the 
     Director shall notify the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     initial allocation of fiscal year 2019 funding among HIDTAs 
     not later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, and shall 
     notify the Committees of planned uses of discretionary HIDTA 
     funding, as determined in consultation with the HIDTA 
     Directors, not later than 90 days after enactment of this 
     Act:  Provided further, That upon a determination that all or 
     part of the funds so transferred from this appropriation are 
     not necessary for the purposes provided herein and upon 
     notification to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
     of Representatives and the Senate, such amounts may be 
     transferred back to this appropriation.

                  other federal drug control programs

                     (including transfers of funds)

       For other drug control activities authorized by the Office 
     of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 2006 
     (Public Law 109-469), $117,327,000, to remain available until 
     expended, which shall be available as follows: $99,000,000 
     for the Drug-Free Communities Program, of which $2,000,000 
     shall be made available as directed by section 4 of Public 
     Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 109-469 (21 U.S.C. 1521 
     note); $2,000,000 for drug court training and technical 
     assistance; $9,500,000 for anti-doping activities; $2,577,000 
     for the United States membership dues to the World Anti-
     Doping Agency; and $1,250,000 shall be made available as 
     directed by section 1105 of Public Law 109-469; and 
     $3,000,000, to remain available until expended, shall be for 
     activities authorized by section 103 of Public Law 114-198:  
     Provided, That amounts made available under this heading may 
     be transferred to other Federal departments and agencies to 
     carry out such activities.

                          Unanticipated Needs

       For expenses necessary to enable the President to meet 
     unanticipated needs, in furtherance of the national interest, 
     security, or defense which may arise at home or abroad during 
     the current fiscal year, as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 108, 
     $1,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2020.

              Information Technology Oversight and Reform

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses for the furtherance of integrated, 
     efficient, secure, and effective uses of information 
     technology in the Federal Government, $19,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended:  Provided, That the Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget may transfer these funds to 
     one or more other agencies to carry out projects to meet 
     these purposes.

                  Special Assistance to the President

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses to enable the Vice President to 
     provide assistance to the President in connection with 
     specially assigned functions; services as authorized by 5 
     U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, including subsistence expenses 
     as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 106, which shall be expended and 
     accounted for as provided in that section; and hire of 
     passenger motor vehicles, $4,288,000.

                Official Residence of the Vice President

                           operating expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the care, operation, refurnishing, improvement, and to 
     the extent not otherwise provided for, heating and lighting, 
     including electric power and fixtures, of the official 
     residence of the Vice President; the hire of passenger motor 
     vehicles; and not to exceed $90,000 pursuant to 3 U.S.C. 
     106(b)(2), $302,000:  Provided, That advances, repayments, or 
     transfers from this appropriation may be made to any 
     department or agency for expenses of carrying out such 
     activities.

Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 201.  From funds made available in this Act under the 
     headings ``The White House'', ``Executive Residence at the 
     White House'', ``White House Repair and Restoration'', 
     ``Council of Economic Advisers'', ``National Security Council 
     and Homeland Security Council'', ``Office of 
     Administration'', ``Special Assistance to the President'', 
     and ``Official Residence of the Vice President'', the 
     Director of the Office of Management and Budget (or such 
     other officer as the President may designate in writing), 
     may, with advance approval of the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate, transfer not to exceed 10 percent of any such 
     appropriation to any other such appropriation, to be merged 
     with and available for the same time and for the same 
     purposes as the appropriation to which transferred:  
     Provided, That the amount of an appropriation shall not be 
     increased by more than 50 percent by such transfers:  
     Provided further, That no amount shall be transferred from 
     ``Special Assistance to the President''

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     or ``Official Residence of the Vice President'' without the 
     approval of the Vice President.
       Sec. 202. (a) During fiscal year 2019, any Executive order 
     or Presidential memorandum issued or revoked by the President 
     shall be accompanied by a written statement from the Director 
     of the Office of Management and Budget on the budgetary 
     impact, including costs, benefits, and revenues, of such 
     order or memorandum.
       (b) Any such statement shall include--
       (1) a narrative summary of the budgetary impact of such 
     order or memorandum on the Federal Government;
       (2) the impact on mandatory and discretionary obligations 
     and outlays as the result of such order or memorandum, listed 
     by Federal agency, for each year in the 5-fiscal-year period 
     beginning in fiscal year 2019; and
       (3) the impact on revenues of the Federal Government as the 
     result of such order or memorandum over the 5-fiscal-year 
     period beginning in fiscal year 2019.
       (c) If an Executive order or Presidential memorandum is 
     issued during fiscal year 2019 due to a national emergency, 
     the Director of the Office of Management and Budget may issue 
     the statement required by subsection (a) not later than 15 
     days after the date that such order or memorandum is issued.
       (d) The requirement for cost estimates for Presidential 
     memoranda shall only apply for Presidential memoranda 
     estimated to have a regulatory cost in excess of 
     $100,000,000.
       This title may be cited as the ``Executive Office of the 
     President Appropriations Act, 2019''.

                               TITLE III

                             THE JUDICIARY

                   Supreme Court of the United States

                         salaries and expenses

       For expenses necessary for the operation of the Supreme 
     Court, as required by law, excluding care of the building and 
     grounds, including hire of passenger motor vehicles as 
     authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; not to exceed $10,000 
     for official reception and representation expenses; and for 
     miscellaneous expenses, to be expended as the Chief Justice 
     may approve, $84,703,000, of which $1,500,000 shall remain 
     available until expended.
       In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be 
     necessary under current law for the salaries of the chief 
     justice and associate justices of the court.

                    care of the building and grounds

       For such expenditures as may be necessary to enable the 
     Architect of the Capitol to carry out the duties imposed upon 
     the Architect by 40 U.S.C. 6111 and 6112, $15,999,000, to 
     remain available until expended.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

                         salaries and expenses

       For salaries of officers and employees, and for necessary 
     expenses of the court, as authorized by law, $32,016,000.
       In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be 
     necessary under current law for the salaries of the chief 
     judge and judges of the court.

               United States Court of International Trade

                         salaries and expenses

       For salaries of officers and employees of the court, 
     services, and necessary expenses of the court, as authorized 
     by law, $19,450,000.
       In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be 
     necessary under current law for the salaries of the chief 
     judge and judges of the court.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services

                         salaries and expenses

       For the salaries of judges of the United States Court of 
     Federal Claims, magistrate judges, and all other officers and 
     employees of the Federal Judiciary not otherwise specifically 
     provided for, necessary expenses of the courts, and the 
     purchase, rental, repair, and cleaning of uniforms for 
     Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff, as authorized 
     by law, $5,154,461,000 (including the purchase of firearms 
     and ammunition); of which not to exceed $27,817,000 shall 
     remain available until expended for space alteration projects 
     and for furniture and furnishings related to new space 
     alteration and construction projects.
       In addition, there are appropriated such sums as may be 
     necessary under current law for the salaries of circuit and 
     district judges (including judges of the territorial courts 
     of the United States), bankruptcy judges, and justices and 
     judges retired from office or from regular active service.
       In addition, for expenses of the United States Court of 
     Federal Claims associated with processing cases under the 
     National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-
     660), not to exceed $8,475,000, to be appropriated from the 
     Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund.

                           defender services

       For the operation of Federal Defender organizations; the 
     compensation and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys 
     appointed to represent persons under 18 U.S.C. 3006A and 
     3599, and for the compensation and reimbursement of expenses 
     of persons furnishing investigative, expert, and other 
     services for such representations as authorized by law; the 
     compensation (in accordance with the maximums under 18 U.S.C. 
     3006A) and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed 
     to assist the court in criminal cases where the defendant has 
     waived representation by counsel; the compensation and 
     reimbursement of expenses of attorneys appointed to represent 
     jurors in civil actions for the protection of their 
     employment, as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1875(d)(1); the 
     compensation and reimbursement of expenses of attorneys 
     appointed under 18 U.S.C. 983(b)(1) in connection with 
     certain judicial civil forfeiture proceedings; the 
     compensation and reimbursement of travel expenses of 
     guardians ad litem appointed under 18 U.S.C. 4100(b); and for 
     necessary training and general administrative expenses, 
     $1,140,846,000 to remain available until expended.

                    fees of jurors and commissioners

       For fees and expenses of jurors as authorized by 28 U.S.C. 
     1871 and 1876; compensation of jury commissioners as 
     authorized by 28 U.S.C. 1863; and compensation of 
     commissioners appointed in condemnation cases pursuant to 
     rule 71.1(h) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (28 
     U.S.C. Appendix Rule 71.1(h)), $49,750,000, to remain 
     available until expended:  Provided, That the compensation of 
     land commissioners shall not exceed the daily equivalent of 
     the highest rate payable under 5 U.S.C. 5332.

                             court security

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, 
     incident to the provision of protective guard services for 
     United States courthouses and other facilities housing 
     Federal court operations, and the procurement, installation, 
     and maintenance of security systems and equipment for United 
     States courthouses and other facilities housing Federal court 
     operations, including building ingress-egress control, 
     inspection of mail and packages, directed security patrols, 
     perimeter security, basic security services provided by the 
     Federal Protective Service, and other similar activities as 
     authorized by section 1010 of the Judicial Improvement and 
     Access to Justice Act (Public Law 100-702), $604,460,000, of 
     which not to exceed $20,000,000 shall remain available until 
     expended, to be expended directly or transferred to the 
     United States Marshals Service, which shall be responsible 
     for administering the Judicial Facility Security Program 
     consistent with standards or guidelines agreed to by the 
     Director of the Administrative Office of the United States 
     Courts and the Attorney General.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Administrative Office of the 
     United States Courts as authorized by law, including travel 
     as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1345, hire of a passenger motor 
     vehicle as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343(b), advertising and 
     rent in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, $92,413,000, 
     of which not to exceed $8,500 is authorized for official 
     reception and representation expenses.

                        Federal Judicial Center

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Federal Judicial Center, as 
     authorized by Public Law 90-219, $29,819,000; of which 
     $1,800,000 shall remain available through September 30, 2020, 
     to provide education and training to Federal court personnel; 
     and of which not to exceed $1,500 is authorized for official 
     reception and representation expenses.

                  United States Sentencing Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For the salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the 
     provisions of chapter 58 of title 28, United States Code, 
     $18,548,000, of which not to exceed $1,000 is authorized for 
     official reception and representation expenses.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 301.  Appropriations and authorizations made in this 
     title which are available for salaries and expenses shall be 
     available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
       Sec. 302.  Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
     made available for the current fiscal year for the Judiciary 
     in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, 
     but no such appropriation, except ``Courts of Appeals, 
     District Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Defender 
     Services'' and ``Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and 
     Other Judicial Services, Fees of Jurors and Commissioners'', 
     shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such 
     transfers:  Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this 
     section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
     sections 604 and 608 of this Act and shall not be available 
     for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the 
     procedures set forth in section 608.
       Sec. 303.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
     salaries and expenses appropriation for ``Courts of Appeals, 
     District Courts, and Other Judicial Services'' shall be 
     available for official reception and representation expenses 
     of the Judicial Conference of the United States:  Provided, 
     That such available funds shall not exceed $11,000 and shall 
     be administered by the Director of the Administrative Office 
     of the United States Courts in the capacity as Secretary of 
     the Judicial Conference.
       Sec. 304.  Section 3315(a) of title 40, United States Code, 
     shall be applied by substituting ``Federal'' for 
     ``executive'' each place it appears.
       Sec. 305.  In accordance with 28 U.S.C. 561-569, and 
     notwithstanding any other provision of law, the United States 
     Marshals Service shall provide, for such courthouses as its 
     Director may designate in consultation with the Director of 
     the Administrative Office of

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     the United States Courts, for purposes of a pilot program, 
     the security services that 40 U.S.C. 1315 authorizes the 
     Department of Homeland Security to provide, except for the 
     services specified in 40 U.S.C. 1315(b)(2)(E). For building-
     specific security services at these courthouses, the Director 
     of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts 
     shall reimburse the United States Marshals Service rather 
     than the Department of Homeland Security.
       Sec. 306. (a) Section 203(c) of the Judicial Improvements 
     Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650; 28 U.S.C. 133 note), is 
     amended in the matter following paragraph 12--
       (1) in the second sentence (relating to the District of 
     Kansas), by striking ``27 years and 6 months'' and inserting 
     ``28 years and 6 months''; and
       (2) in the sixth sentence (relating to the District of 
     Hawaii), by striking ``24 years and 6 months'' and inserting 
     ``25 years and 6 months''.
       (b) Section 406 of the Transportation, Treasury, Housing 
     and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of 
     Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 
     (Public Law 109-115; 119 Stat. 2470; 28 U.S.C. 133 note) is 
     amended in the second sentence (relating to the eastern 
     District of Missouri) by striking ``25 years and 6 months'' 
     and inserting ``26 years and 6 months''.
       (c) Section 312(c)(2) of the 21st Century Department of 
     Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (Public Law 107-273; 
     28 U.S.C. 133 note), is amended--
       (1) in the first sentence by striking ``16 years'' and 
     inserting ``17 years'';
       (2) in the second sentence (relating to the central 
     District of California), by striking ``15 years and 6 
     months'' and inserting ``16 years and 6 months''; and
       (3) in the third sentence (relating to the western district 
     of North Carolina), by striking ``14 years'' and inserting 
     ``15 years''.
       This title may be cited as the ``Judiciary Appropriations 
     Act, 2019''.

                                TITLE IV

                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                             Federal Funds

              federal payment for resident tuition support

       For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia, to be 
     deposited into a dedicated account, for a nationwide program 
     to be administered by the Mayor, for District of Columbia 
     resident tuition support, $30,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended:  Provided, That such funds, including any 
     interest accrued thereon, may be used on behalf of eligible 
     District of Columbia residents to pay an amount based upon 
     the difference between in-State and out-of-State tuition at 
     public institutions of higher education, or to pay up to 
     $2,500 each year at eligible private institutions of higher 
     education:  Provided further, That the awarding of such funds 
     may be prioritized on the basis of a resident's academic 
     merit, the income and need of eligible students and such 
     other factors as may be authorized:  Provided further, That 
     the District of Columbia government shall maintain a 
     dedicated account for the Resident Tuition Support Program 
     that shall consist of the Federal funds appropriated to the 
     Program in this Act and any subsequent appropriations, any 
     unobligated balances from prior fiscal years, and any 
     interest earned in this or any fiscal year:  Provided 
     further, That the account shall be under the control of the 
     District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer, who shall use 
     those funds solely for the purposes of carrying out the 
     Resident Tuition Support Program:  Provided further, That the 
     Office of the Chief Financial Officer shall provide a 
     quarterly financial report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     for these funds showing, by object class, the expenditures 
     made and the purpose therefor.

   federal payment for emergency planning and security costs in the 
                          district of columbia

       For a Federal payment of necessary expenses, as determined 
     by the Mayor of the District of Columbia in written 
     consultation with the elected county or city officials of 
     surrounding jurisdictions, $12,000,000, to remain available 
     until expended, for the costs of providing public safety at 
     events related to the presence of the National Capital in the 
     District of Columbia, including support requested by the 
     Director of the United States Secret Service in carrying out 
     protective duties under the direction of the Secretary of 
     Homeland Security, and for the costs of providing support to 
     respond to immediate and specific terrorist threats or 
     attacks in the District of Columbia or surrounding 
     jurisdictions.

           federal payment to the district of columbia courts

       For salaries and expenses for the District of Columbia 
     Courts, $244,939,000 to be allocated as follows: for the 
     District of Columbia Court of Appeals, $13,379,000, of which 
     not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and 
     representation expenses; for the Superior Court of the 
     District of Columbia, $121,251,000, of which not to exceed 
     $2,500 is for official reception and representation expenses; 
     for the District of Columbia Court System, $71,909,000, of 
     which not to exceed $2,500 is for official reception and 
     representation expenses; and $38,400,000, to remain available 
     until September 30, 2020, for capital improvements for 
     District of Columbia courthouse facilities:  Provided, That 
     funds made available for capital improvements shall be 
     expended consistent with the District of Columbia Courts 
     master plan study and facilities condition assessment:  
     Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned 
     quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and 
     obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
     appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
     agencies:  Provided further, That 30 days after providing 
     written notice to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate, the District of 
     Columbia Courts may reallocate not more than $9,000,000 of 
     the funds provided under this heading among the items and 
     entities funded under this heading:  Provided further, That 
     the Joint Committee on Judicial Administration in the 
     District of Columbia may, by regulation, establish a program 
     substantially similar to the program set forth in subchapter 
     II of chapter 35 of title 5, United States Code, for 
     employees of the District of Columbia Courts.

  federal payment for defender services in district of columbia courts

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For payments authorized under section 11-2604 and section 
     11-2605, D.C. Official Code (relating to representation 
     provided under the District of Columbia Criminal Justice 
     Act), payments for counsel appointed in proceedings in the 
     Family Court of the Superior Court of the District of 
     Columbia under chapter 23 of title 16, D.C. Official Code, or 
     pursuant to contractual agreements to provide guardian ad 
     litem representation, training, technical assistance, and 
     such other services as are necessary to improve the quality 
     of guardian ad litem representation, payments for counsel 
     appointed in adoption proceedings under chapter 3 of title 
     16, D.C. Official Code, and payments authorized under section 
     21-2060, D.C. Official Code (relating to services provided 
     under the District of Columbia Guardianship, Protective 
     Proceedings, and Durable Power of Attorney Act of 1986), 
     $46,005,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That not more than $20,000,000 in unobligated funds provided 
     in this account may be transferred to and merged with funds 
     made available under the heading ``Federal Payment to the 
     District of Columbia Courts,'' to be available for the same 
     period and purposes as funds made available under that 
     heading for capital improvements to District of Columbia 
     courthouse facilities:  Provided further, That funds provided 
     under this heading shall be administered by the Joint 
     Committee on Judicial Administration in the District of 
     Columbia:  Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, this appropriation shall be apportioned 
     quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and 
     obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
     appropriated for expenses of other Federal agencies.

 federal payment to the court services and offender supervision agency 
                      for the district of columbia

       For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire 
     of motor vehicles, of the Court Services and Offender 
     Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, as 
     authorized by the National Capital Revitalization and Self-
     Government Improvement Act of 1997, $256,724,000, of which 
     not to exceed $2,000 is for official reception and 
     representation expenses related to Community Supervision and 
     Pretrial Services Agency programs, and of which not to exceed 
     $25,000 is for dues and assessments relating to the 
     implementation of the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
     Agency Interstate Supervision Act of 2002:  Provided, That, 
     of the funds appropriated under this heading, $183,166,000 
     shall be for necessary expenses of Community Supervision and 
     Sex Offender Registration, to include expenses relating to 
     the supervision of adults subject to protection orders or the 
     provision of services for or related to such persons, of 
     which $5,919,000 shall remain available until September 30, 
     2021 for costs associated with relocation under a replacement 
     lease for headquarters offices, field offices, and related 
     facilities:  Provided further, That, of the funds 
     appropriated under this heading, $73,558,000 shall be 
     available to the Pretrial Services Agency, of which 
     $7,304,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2021 
     for costs associated with relocation under a replacement 
     lease for headquarters offices, field offices, and related 
     facilities:  Provided further, That notwithstanding any other 
     provision of law, all amounts under this heading shall be 
     apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
     and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
     appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
     agencies:  Provided further, That amounts under this heading 
     may be used for programmatic incentives for defendants to 
     successfully complete their terms of supervision.

  federal payment to the district of columbia public defender service

       For salaries and expenses, including the transfer and hire 
     of motor vehicles, of the District of Columbia Public 
     Defender Service, as authorized by the National Capital 
     Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, 
     $45,858,000, of which $4,471,000 shall be available until 
     September 30, 2021 for costs associated with relocation under 
     a replacement lease for headquarters offices, field offices, 
     and related facilities:  Provided, That notwithstanding any 
     other

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     provision of law, all amounts under this heading shall be 
     apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
     and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
     appropriated for salaries and expenses of Federal agencies.

      federal payment to the criminal justice coordinating council

       For a Federal payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating 
     Council, $2,150,000, to remain available until expended, to 
     support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal 
     and local criminal justice resources in the District of 
     Columbia.

                federal payment for judicial commissions

       For a Federal payment, to remain available until September 
     30, 2020, to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and 
     Tenure, $295,000, and for the Judicial Nomination Commission, 
     $270,000.

                 federal payment for school improvement

       For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in 
     the District of Columbia, $52,500,000, to remain available 
     until expended, for payments authorized under the Scholarship 
     for Opportunity and Results Act (division C of Public Law 
     112-10):  Provided, That, to the extent that funds are 
     available for opportunity scholarships and following the 
     priorities included in section 3006 of such Act, the 
     Secretary of Education shall make scholarships available to 
     students eligible under section 3013(3) of such Act (Public 
     Law 112-10; 125 Stat. 211) including students who were not 
     offered a scholarship during any previous school year:  
     Provided further, That within funds provided for opportunity 
     scholarships up to $1,200,000 shall be for the activities 
     specified in sections 3007(b) through 3007(d) of the Act and 
     up to $500,000 shall be for the activities specified in 
     section 3009 of the Act.

      federal payment for the district of columbia national guard

       For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia National 
     Guard, $435,000, to remain available until expended for the 
     Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia 
     National Guard Retention and College Access Program.

         federal payment for testing and treatment of hiv/aids

       For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia for the 
     testing of individuals for, and the treatment of individuals 
     with, human immunodeficiency virus and acquired 
     immunodeficiency syndrome in the District of Columbia, 
     $2,000,000.

                       District of Columbia Funds

       Local funds are appropriated for the District of Columbia 
     for the current fiscal year out of the General Fund of the 
     District of Columbia (``General Fund'') for programs and 
     activities set forth under the heading ``part a--summary of 
     expenses'' and at the rate set forth under such heading, as 
     included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request Act of 2018 
     submitted to Congress by the District of Columbia, as amended 
     as of the date of enactment of this Act:  Provided, That 
     notwithstanding any other provision of law, except as 
     provided in section 450A of the District of Columbia Home 
     Rule Act (section 1-204.50a, D.C. Official Code), sections 
     816 and 817 of the Financial Services and General Government 
     Appropriations Act, 2009 (secs. 47-369.01 and 47-369.02, D.C. 
     Official Code), and provisions of this Act, the total amount 
     appropriated in this Act for operating expenses for the 
     District of Columbia for fiscal year 2019 under this heading 
     shall not exceed the estimates included in the Fiscal Year 
     2019 Budget Request Act of 2018 submitted to Congress by the 
     District of Columbia, as amended as of the date of enactment 
     of this Act or the sum of the total revenues of the District 
     of Columbia for such fiscal year:  Provided further, That the 
     amount appropriated may be increased by proceeds of one-time 
     transactions, which are expended for emergency or 
     unanticipated operating or capital needs:  Provided further, 
     That such increases shall be approved by enactment of local 
     District law and shall comply with all reserve requirements 
     contained in the District of Columbia Home Rule Act:  
     Provided further, That the Chief Financial Officer of the 
     District of Columbia shall take such steps as are necessary 
     to assure that the District of Columbia meets these 
     requirements, including the apportioning by the Chief 
     Financial Officer of the appropriations and funds made 
     available to the District during fiscal year 2019, except 
     that the Chief Financial Officer may not reprogram for 
     operating expenses any funds derived from bonds, notes, or 
     other obligations issued for capital projects.

 federal payment to the district of columbia water and sewer authority

       For a Federal payment to the District of Columbia Water and 
     Sewer Authority, $10,000,000, to remain available until 
     expended, to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer 
     Overflow Long-Term Plan:  Provided, That the District of 
     Columbia Water and Sewer Authority provides a 100 percent 
     match for this payment.
       This title may be cited as the ``District of Columbia 
     Appropriations Act, 2019''.

                                TITLE V

                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

             Administrative Conference of the United States

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Administrative Conference of 
     the United States, authorized by 5 U.S.C. 591 et seq., 
     $3,100,000, to remain available until September 30, 2020, of 
     which not to exceed $1,000 is for official reception and 
     representation expenses.

                  Commodity Futures Trading Commission

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
     Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.), including the 
     purchase and hire of passenger motor vehicles, and the rental 
     of space (to include multiple year leases), in the District 
     of Columbia and elsewhere, $281,500,000, including not to 
     exceed $3,000 for official reception and representation 
     expenses, and not to exceed $25,000 for the expenses for 
     consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with 
     foreign governmental and other regulatory officials, of which 
     not less than $57,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2020, shall be for the purchase of information 
     technology and of which not less than $3,302,509 shall be for 
     expenses of the Office of the Inspector General:  Provided, 
     That notwithstanding the limitations in 31 U.S.C. 1553, 
     amounts provided under this heading are available for the 
     liquidation of obligations equal to current year payments on 
     leases entered into prior to the date of enactment of this 
     Act:  Provided further, That for the purpose of recording and 
     liquidating any lease obligations that should have been 
     recorded and liquidated against accounts closed pursuant to 
     31 U.S.C. 1552, and consistent with the preceding proviso, 
     such amounts shall be transferred to and recorded in a no-
     year account in the Treasury, which has been established for 
     the sole purpose of recording adjustments for and liquidating 
     such unpaid obligations.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Consumer Product Safety 
     Commission, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
     services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, but at rates for 
     individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the 
     maximum rate payable under 5 U.S.C. 5376, purchase of nominal 
     awards to recognize non-Federal officials' contributions to 
     Commission activities, and not to exceed $4,000 for official 
     reception and representation expenses, $126,000,000.

     administrative provisions--consumer product safety commission

       Sec. 501.  During fiscal year 2019, none of the amounts 
     made available by this Act may be used to finalize or 
     implement the Safety Standard for Recreational Off-Highway 
     Vehicles published by the Consumer Product Safety Commission 
     in the Federal Register on November 19, 2014 (79 Fed. Reg. 
     68964) until after--
       (1) the National Academy of Sciences, in consultation with 
     the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the 
     Department of Defense, completes a study to determine--
       (A) the technical validity of the lateral stability and 
     vehicle handling requirements proposed by such standard for 
     purposes of reducing the risk of Recreational Off-Highway 
     Vehicle (referred to in this section as ``ROV'') rollovers in 
     the off-road environment, including the repeatability and 
     reproducibility of testing for compliance with such 
     requirements;
       (B) the number of ROV rollovers that would be prevented if 
     the proposed requirements were adopted;
       (C) whether there is a technical basis for the proposal to 
     provide information on a point-of-sale hangtag about a ROV's 
     rollover resistance on a progressive scale; and
       (D) the effect on the utility of ROVs used by the United 
     States military if the proposed requirements were adopted; 
     and
       (2) a report containing the results of the study completed 
     under paragraph (1) is delivered to--
       (A) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
     of the Senate;
       (B) the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the House of 
     Representatives;
       (C) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; and
       (D) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives.

                     Election Assistance Commission

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out the Help America Vote 
     Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-252), $9,200,000, of which 
     $1,500,000 shall be transferred to the National Institute of 
     Standards and Technology for election reform activities 
     authorized under the Help America Vote Act of 2002.

                   Federal Communications Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Federal Communications 
     Commission, as authorized by law, including uniforms and 
     allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901-5902; not 
     to exceed $4,000 for official reception and representation 
     expenses; purchase and hire of motor vehicles; special 
     counsel fees; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
     $333,118,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That $333,118,000 of offsetting collections shall be assessed 
     and collected pursuant to section 9 of title I of the 
     Communications Act of 1934, shall be retained and used for 
     necessary expenses and shall remain available until expended: 
      Provided further, That the sum herein appropriated shall be 
     reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
     fiscal year 2019 so as to result in a final fiscal year 2019 
     appropriation estimated at $0:  Provided further, That any 
     offsetting collections received

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     in excess of $333,118,000 in fiscal year 2019 shall not be 
     available for obligation:  Provided further, That remaining 
     offsetting collections from prior years collected in excess 
     of the amount specified for collection in each such year and 
     otherwise becoming available on October 1, 2018, shall not be 
     available for obligation:  Provided further, That, 
     notwithstanding 47 U.S.C. 309(j)(8)(B), proceeds from the use 
     of a competitive bidding system that may be retained and made 
     available for obligation shall not exceed $130,284,000 for 
     fiscal year 2019:  Provided further, That, of the amount 
     appropriated under this heading, not less than $11,064,000 
     shall be for the salaries and expenses of the Office of 
     Inspector General.

      administrative provisions--federal communications commission

       Sec. 510.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act may 
     be used by the Federal Communications Commission to modify, 
     amend, or change its rules or regulations for universal 
     service support payments to implement the February 27, 2004 
     recommendations of the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal 
     Service regarding single connection or primary line 
     restrictions on universal service support payments.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

                    office of the inspector general

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978, $42,982,000, to be derived from the Deposit 
     Insurance Fund or, only when appropriate, the FSLIC 
     Resolution Fund.

                      Federal Election Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
     Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, $71,250,000, of which 
     not to exceed $5,000 shall be available for reception and 
     representation expenses.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the 
     Federal Labor Relations Authority, pursuant to Reorganization 
     Plan Numbered 2 of 1978, and the Civil Service Reform Act of 
     1978, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and 
     including hire of experts and consultants, hire of passenger 
     motor vehicles, and including official reception and 
     representation expenses (not to exceed $1,500) and rental of 
     conference rooms in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, 
     $26,200,000:  Provided, That public members of the Federal 
     Service Impasses Panel may be paid travel expenses and per 
     diem in lieu of subsistence as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 
     5703) for persons employed intermittently in the Government 
     service, and compensation as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109:  
     Provided further, That, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3302, funds 
     received from fees charged to non-Federal participants at 
     labor-management relations conferences shall be credited to 
     and merged with this account, to be available without further 
     appropriation for the costs of carrying out these 
     conferences.

                        Federal Trade Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Federal Trade Commission, 
     including uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 
     U.S.C. 5901-5902; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
     hire of passenger motor vehicles; and not to exceed $2,000 
     for official reception and representation expenses, 
     $309,700,000, to remain available until expended:  Provided, 
     That not to exceed $300,000 shall be available for use to 
     contract with a person or persons for collection services in 
     accordance with the terms of 31 U.S.C. 3718:  Provided 
     further, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     not to exceed $136,000,000 of offsetting collections derived 
     from fees collected for premerger notification filings under 
     the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (15 
     U.S.C. 18a), regardless of the year of collection, shall be 
     retained and used for necessary expenses in this 
     appropriation:  Provided further, That, notwithstanding any 
     other provision of law, not to exceed $17,000,000 in 
     offsetting collections derived from fees sufficient to 
     implement and enforce the Telemarketing Sales Rule, 
     promulgated under the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and 
     Abuse Prevention Act (15 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.), shall be 
     credited to this account, and be retained and used for 
     necessary expenses in this appropriation:  Provided further, 
     That the sum herein appropriated from the general fund shall 
     be reduced as such offsetting collections are received during 
     fiscal year 2019, so as to result in a final fiscal year 2019 
     appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more 
     than $156,700,000:  Provided further, That none of the funds 
     made available to the Federal Trade Commission may be used to 
     implement subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal 
     Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1831t).

                    General Services Administration

                        real property activities

                         federal buildings fund

                 limitations on availability of revenue

                     (including transfers of funds)

       Amounts in the Fund, including revenues and collections 
     deposited into the Fund, shall be available for necessary 
     expenses of real property management and related activities 
     not otherwise provided for, including operation, maintenance, 
     and protection of federally owned and leased buildings; 
     rental of buildings in the District of Columbia; restoration 
     of leased premises; moving governmental agencies (including 
     space adjustments and telecommunications relocation expenses) 
     in connection with the assignment, allocation, and transfer 
     of space; contractual services incident to cleaning or 
     servicing buildings, and moving; repair and alteration of 
     federally owned buildings, including grounds, approaches, and 
     appurtenances; care and safeguarding of sites; maintenance, 
     preservation, demolition, and equipment; acquisition of 
     buildings and sites by purchase, condemnation, or as 
     otherwise authorized by law; acquisition of options to 
     purchase buildings and sites; conversion and extension of 
     federally owned buildings; preliminary planning and design of 
     projects by contract or otherwise; construction of new 
     buildings (including equipment for such buildings); and 
     payment of principal, interest, and any other obligations for 
     public buildings acquired by installment purchase and 
     purchase contract; in the aggregate amount of $9,633,450,000, 
     of which--
       (1) $1,080,068,000 shall remain available until expended 
     for construction and acquisition (including funds for sites 
     and expenses, and associated design and construction 
     services) as follows:
       (A) $767,900,000 shall be for the Department of 
     Transportation Lease Purchase Option, Washington, District of 
     Columbia;
       (B) $100,000,000 shall be for the DHS Consolidation at St. 
     Elizabeths, Washington, District of Columbia;
       (C) $27,268,000 shall be for the Former Hardesty Federal 
     Complex, Kansas City, Missouri;
       (D) $9,000,000 shall be for the Southeast Federal Center 
     Remediation, Washington, District of Columbia; and
       (E) $175,900,000 shall be for the Calexico West Land Port 
     of Entry, Calexico, California:
       Provided, That each of the foregoing limits of costs on new 
     construction and acquisition projects may be exceeded to the 
     extent that savings are effected in other such projects, but 
     not to exceed 10 percent of the amounts included in a 
     transmitted prospectus, if required, unless advance approval 
     is obtained from the Committees on Appropriations of a 
     greater amount;
       (2) $890,419,000 shall remain available until expended for 
     repairs and alterations, including associated design and 
     construction services, of which--
       (A) $424,690,000 is for Major Repairs and Alterations;
       (B) $373,556,000 is for Basic Repairs and Alterations; and
       (C) $92,173,000 is for Special Emphasis Programs, of 
     which--
       (i) $30,000,000 is for Fire and Life Safety;
       (ii) $11,500,000 is for Judiciary Capital Security; and
       (iii) $50,673,000 is for Consolidation Activities:  
     Provided, That consolidation projects result in reduced 
     annual rent paid by the tenant agency:  Provided further, 
     That no consolidation project exceed $10,000,000 in costs:  
     Provided further, That consolidation projects are approved by 
     each of the committees specified in section 3307(a) of title 
     40, United States Code:  Provided further, That preference is 
     given to consolidation projects that achieve a utilization 
     rate of 130 usable square feet or less per person for office 
     space:  Provided further, That the obligation of funds under 
     this paragraph for consolidation activities may not be made 
     until 10 days after a proposed spending plan and explanation 
     for each project to be undertaken, including estimated 
     savings, has been submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate:
       Provided, That funds made available in this or any previous 
     Act in the Federal Buildings Fund for Repairs and Alterations 
     shall, for prospectus projects, be limited to the amount 
     identified for each project, except each project in this or 
     any previous Act may be increased by an amount not to exceed 
     10 percent unless advance approval is obtained from the 
     Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount:  Provided 
     further, That additional projects for which prospectuses have 
     been fully approved may be funded under this category only if 
     advance approval is obtained from the Committees on 
     Appropriations:  Provided further, That the amounts provided 
     in this or any prior Act for ``Repairs and Alterations'' may 
     be used to fund costs associated with implementing security 
     improvements to buildings necessary to meet the minimum 
     standards for security in accordance with current law and in 
     compliance with the reprogramming guidelines of the 
     appropriate Committees of the House and Senate:  Provided 
     further, That the difference between the funds appropriated 
     and expended on any projects in this or any prior Act, under 
     the heading ``Repairs and Alterations'', may be transferred 
     to Basic Repairs and Alterations or used to fund authorized 
     increases in prospectus projects:  Provided further, That the 
     amount provided in this or any prior Act for Basic Repairs 
     and Alterations may be used to pay claims against the 
     Government arising from any projects under the heading 
     ``Repairs and Alterations'' or used to fund authorized 
     increases in prospectus projects;
       (3) $5,418,845,000 for rental of space to remain available 
     until expended; and
       (4) $2,244,118,000 for building operations to remain 
     available until expended:  Provided, That the total amount of 
     funds made available from this Fund to the General Services 
     Administration shall not be available for expenses of any 
     construction, repair, alteration

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     and acquisition project for which a prospectus, if required 
     by 40 U.S.C. 3307(a), has not been approved, except that 
     necessary funds may be expended for each project for required 
     expenses for the development of a proposed prospectus:  
     Provided further, That funds available in the Federal 
     Buildings Fund may be expended for emergency repairs when 
     advance approval is obtained from the Committees on 
     Appropriations:  Provided further, That amounts necessary to 
     provide reimbursable special services to other agencies under 
     40 U.S.C. 592(b)(2) and amounts to provide such reimbursable 
     fencing, lighting, guard booths, and other facilities on 
     private or other property not in Government ownership or 
     control as may be appropriate to enable the United States 
     Secret Service to perform its protective functions pursuant 
     to 18 U.S.C. 3056, shall be available from such revenues and 
     collections:  Provided further, That revenues and collections 
     and any other sums accruing to this Fund during fiscal year 
     2019, excluding reimbursements under 40 U.S.C. 592(b)(2), in 
     excess of the aggregate new obligational authority authorized 
     for Real Property Activities of the Federal Buildings Fund in 
     this Act shall remain in the Fund and shall not be available 
     for expenditure except as authorized in appropriations Acts.

                           general activities

                         government-wide policy

       For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, 
     for Government-wide policy and evaluation activities 
     associated with the management of real and personal property 
     assets and certain administrative services; Government-wide 
     policy support responsibilities relating to acquisition, 
     travel, motor vehicles, information technology management, 
     and related technology activities; and services as authorized 
     by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $58,499,000.

                           operating expenses

       For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, 
     for Government-wide activities associated with utilization 
     and donation of surplus personal property; disposal of real 
     property; agency-wide policy direction, management, and 
     communications; and services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
     $49,440,000, of which not less than $26,890,000 is for Real 
     and Personal Property Management and Disposal; and up to 
     $22,550,000 is for the Office of the Administrator, of which 
     not to exceed $7,500 is for official reception and 
     representation expenses.

                   civilian board of contract appeals

       For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, 
     for the activities associated with the Civilian Board of 
     Contract Appeals, $9,301,000.

                      office of inspector general

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     and service authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $65,000,000:  
     Provided, That not to exceed $50,000 shall be available for 
     payment for information and detection of fraud against the 
     Government, including payment for recovery of stolen 
     Government property:  Provided further, That not to exceed 
     $2,500 shall be available for awards to employees of other 
     Federal agencies and private citizens in recognition of 
     efforts and initiatives resulting in enhanced Office of 
     Inspector General effectiveness.
       In addition to the foregoing appropriation, $2,000,000, to 
     remain available until expended, shall be transferred to the 
     Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency 
     for enhancements to www.oversight.gov:  Provided, That these 
     amounts shall be in addition to any other amounts available 
     to the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and 
     Efficiency for such purpose.

           allowances and office staff for former presidents

       For carrying out the provisions of the Act of August 25, 
     1958 (3 U.S.C. 102 note), and Public Law 95-138, $4,796,000.

                     federal citizen services fund

                     (including transfers of funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Products and 
     Programs, including services authorized by 40 U.S.C. 323 and 
     44 U.S.C. 3604; and for necessary expenses in support of 
     interagency projects that enable the Federal Government to 
     enhance its ability to conduct activities electronically, 
     through the development and implementation of innovative uses 
     of information technology; $55,000,000, to be deposited into 
     the Federal Citizen Services Fund:  Provided, That the 
     previous amount may be transferred to Federal agencies to 
     carry out the purpose of the Federal Citizen Services Fund:  
     Provided further, That the appropriations, revenues, 
     reimbursements, and collections deposited into the Fund shall 
     be available until expended for necessary expenses of Federal 
     Citizen Services and other activities that enable the Federal 
     Government to enhance its ability to conduct activities 
     electronically in the aggregate amount not to exceed 
     $100,000,000:  Provided further, That appropriations, 
     revenues, reimbursements, and collections accruing to this 
     Fund during fiscal year 2019 in excess of such amount shall 
     remain in the Fund and shall not be available for expenditure 
     except as authorized in appropriations Acts:  Provided 
     further, That the transfer authorities provided herein shall 
     be in addition to any other transfer authority provided in 
     this Act.

                Asset Proceeds and Space Management Fund

       For carrying out the purposes of the Federal Assets Sale 
     and Transfer Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-287), $15,500,000, 
     to be deposited into the Asset Proceeds and Space Management 
     Fund, to remain available until expended.

                 environmental review improvement fund

       For necessary expenses of the Environmental Review 
     Improvement Fund established pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4370m-
     8(d), $6,070,000, to remain available until expended.

       administrative provisions--general services administration

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 520.  Funds available to the General Services 
     Administration shall be available for the hire of passenger 
     motor vehicles.
       Sec. 521.  Funds in the Federal Buildings Fund made 
     available for fiscal year 2019 for Federal Buildings Fund 
     activities may be transferred between such activities only to 
     the extent necessary to meet program requirements:  Provided, 
     That any proposed transfers shall be approved in advance by 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate.
       Sec. 522.  Except as otherwise provided in this title, 
     funds made available by this Act shall be used to transmit a 
     fiscal year 2020 request for United States Courthouse 
     construction only if the request: (1) meets the design guide 
     standards for construction as established and approved by the 
     General Services Administration, the Judicial Conference of 
     the United States, and the Office of Management and Budget; 
     (2) reflects the priorities of the Judicial Conference of the 
     United States as set out in its approved Courthouse Project 
     Priorities plan; and (3) includes a standardized courtroom 
     utilization study of each facility to be constructed, 
     replaced, or expanded.
       Sec. 523.  None of the funds provided in this Act may be 
     used to increase the amount of occupiable square feet, 
     provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any 
     other service usually provided through the Federal Buildings 
     Fund, to any agency that does not pay the rate per square 
     foot assessment for space and services as determined by the 
     General Services Administration in consideration of the 
     Public Buildings Amendments Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-313).
       Sec. 524.  From funds made available under the heading 
     Federal Buildings Fund, Limitations on Availability of 
     Revenue, claims against the Government of less than $250,000 
     arising from direct construction projects and acquisition of 
     buildings may be liquidated from savings effected in other 
     construction projects with prior notification to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate.
       Sec. 525.  In any case in which the Committee on 
     Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
     Representatives and the Committee on Environment and Public 
     Works of the Senate adopt a resolution granting lease 
     authority pursuant to a prospectus transmitted to Congress by 
     the Administrator of the General Services Administration 
     under 40 U.S.C. 3307, the Administrator shall ensure that the 
     delineated area of procurement is identical to the delineated 
     area included in the prospectus for all lease agreements, 
     except that, if the Administrator determines that the 
     delineated area of the procurement should not be identical to 
     the delineated area included in the prospectus, the 
     Administrator shall provide an explanatory statement to each 
     of such committees and the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate prior to 
     exercising any lease authority provided in the resolution.
       Sec. 526.  With respect to each project funded under the 
     heading ``Major Repairs and Alterations'' or ``Judiciary 
     Capital Security Program'', and with respect to E-Government 
     projects funded under the heading ``Federal Citizen Services 
     Fund'', the Administrator of General Services shall submit a 
     spending plan and explanation for each project to be 
     undertaken to the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
     of Representatives and the Senate not later than 60 days 
     after the date of enactment of this Act.

                 Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation

                         salaries and expenses

       For payment to the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation 
     Trust Fund, established by section 10 of Public Law 93-642, 
     $1,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Merit 
     Systems Protection Board pursuant to Reorganization Plan 
     Numbered 2 of 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, and 
     the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (5 U.S.C. 5509 
     note), including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
     rental of conference rooms in the District of Columbia and 
     elsewhere, hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct 
     procurement of survey printing, and not to exceed $2,000 for 
     official reception and representation expenses, $44,490,000, 
     to remain available until September 30, 2020, and in addition 
     not to exceed $2,345,000, to remain available until September 
     30, 2020, for administrative expenses to adjudicate 
     retirement appeals to be transferred from the Civil Service 
     Retirement and Disability Fund in amounts determined by the 
     Merit Systems Protection Board.

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            Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation

            morris k. udall and stewart l. udall trust fund

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For payment to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall 
     Trust Fund, pursuant to the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. 
     Udall Foundation Act (20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.), $1,875,000, to 
     remain available until expended, of which, notwithstanding 
     sections 8 and 9 of such Act: (1) up to $50,000 shall be used 
     to conduct financial audits pursuant to the Accountability of 
     Tax Dollars Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-289); and (2) up to 
     $1,000,000 shall be available to carry out the activities 
     authorized by section 6(7) of Public Law 102-259 and section 
     817(a) of Public Law 106-568 (20 U.S.C. 5604(7)):  Provided, 
     That of the total amount made available under this heading 
     $200,000 shall be transferred to the Office of Inspector 
     General of the Department of the Interior, to remain 
     available until expended, for audits and investigations of 
     the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, 
     consistent with the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
     App.).

                 environmental dispute resolution fund

       For payment to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund to 
     carry out activities authorized in the Environmental Policy 
     and Conflict Resolution Act of 1998, $3,200,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

              National Archives and Records Administration

                           operating expenses

       For necessary expenses in connection with the 
     administration of the National Archives and Records 
     Administration and archived Federal records and related 
     activities, as provided by law, and for expenses necessary 
     for the review and declassification of documents, the 
     activities of the Public Interest Declassification Board, the 
     operations and maintenance of the electronic records 
     archives, the hire of passenger motor vehicles, and for 
     uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 
     U.S.C. 5901), including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, 
     $375,105,000.

                      office of inspector general

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General 
     Reform Act of 2008, Public Law 110-409, 122 Stat. 4302-16 
     (2008), and the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 
     App.), and for the hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
     $4,801,000.

                        repairs and restoration

       For the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives 
     facilities, and to provide adequate storage for holdings, 
     $7,500,000, to remain available until expended.

         national historical publications and records commission

                             grants program

       For necessary expenses for allocations and grants for 
     historical publications and records as authorized by 44 
     U.S.C. 2504, $6,000,000, to remain available until expended.

                  National Credit Union Administration

               community development revolving loan fund

       For the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund program 
     as authorized by 42 U.S.C. 9812, 9822 and 9910, $2,000,000 
     shall be available until September 30, 2020, for technical 
     assistance to low-income designated credit unions.

                      Office of Government Ethics

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office 
     of Government Ethics pursuant to the Ethics in Government Act 
     of 1978, the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, and the Stop Trading 
     on Congressional Knowledge Act of 2012, including services as 
     authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms in 
     the District of Columbia and elsewhere, hire of passenger 
     motor vehicles, and not to exceed $1,500 for official 
     reception and representation expenses, $16,439,000.

                     Office of Personnel Management

                         salaries and expenses

                  (including transfer of trust funds)

       For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office 
     of Personnel Management (OPM) pursuant to Reorganization Plan 
     Numbered 2 of 1978 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
     including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; medical 
     examinations performed for veterans by private physicians on 
     a fee basis; rental of conference rooms in the District of 
     Columbia and elsewhere; hire of passenger motor vehicles; not 
     to exceed $2,500 for official reception and representation 
     expenses; advances for reimbursements to applicable funds of 
     OPM and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for expenses 
     incurred under Executive Order No. 10422 of January 9, 1953, 
     as amended; and payment of per diem and/or subsistence 
     allowances to employees where Voting Rights Act activities 
     require an employee to remain overnight at his or her post of 
     duty, $132,172,000:  Provided, That of the total amount made 
     available under this heading, not to exceed $14,000,000 shall 
     remain available until September 30, 2020, for information 
     technology infrastructure modernization and Trust Fund 
     Federal Financial System migration or modernization, and 
     shall be in addition to funds otherwise made available for 
     such purposes:  Provided further, That of the total amount 
     made available under this heading, $639,018 may be made 
     available for strengthening the capacity and capabilities of 
     the acquisition workforce (as defined by the Office of 
     Federal Procurement Policy Act, as amended (41 U.S.C. 4001 et 
     seq.)), including the recruitment, hiring, training, and 
     retention of such workforce and information technology in 
     support of acquisition workforce effectiveness or for 
     management solutions to improve acquisition management; and 
     in addition $133,483,000 for administrative expenses, to be 
     transferred from the appropriate trust funds of OPM without 
     regard to other statutes, including direct procurement of 
     printed materials, for the retirement and insurance programs: 
      Provided further, That the provisions of this appropriation 
     shall not affect the authority to use applicable trust funds 
     as provided by sections 8348(a)(1)(B), 8958(f)(2)(A), 
     8988(f)(2)(A), and 9004(f)(2)(A) of title 5, United States 
     Code:  Provided further, That no part of this appropriation 
     shall be available for salaries and expenses of the Legal 
     Examining Unit of OPM established pursuant to Executive Order 
     No. 9358 of July 1, 1943, or any successor unit of like 
     purpose:  Provided further, That the President's Commission 
     on White House Fellows, established by Executive Order No. 
     11183 of October 3, 1964, may, during fiscal year 2019, 
     accept donations of money, property, and personal services:  
     Provided further, That such donations, including those from 
     prior years, may be used for the development of publicity 
     materials to provide information about the White House 
     Fellows, except that no such donations shall be accepted for 
     travel or reimbursement of travel expenses, or for the 
     salaries of employees of such Commission.

                      office of inspector general

                         salaries and expenses

                  (including transfer of trust funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
     hire of passenger motor vehicles, $5,000,000, and in 
     addition, not to exceed $25,265,000 for administrative 
     expenses to audit, investigate, and provide other oversight 
     of the Office of Personnel Management's retirement and 
     insurance programs, to be transferred from the appropriate 
     trust funds of the Office of Personnel Management, as 
     determined by the Inspector General:  Provided, That the 
     Inspector General is authorized to rent conference rooms in 
     the District of Columbia and elsewhere.

                       Office of Special Counsel

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the Office 
     of Special Counsel pursuant to Reorganization Plan Numbered 2 
     of 1978, the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-
     454), the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (Public Law 
     101-12) as amended by Public Law 107-304, the Whistleblower 
     Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (Public Law 112-199), and 
     the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act 
     of 1994 (Public Law 103-353), including services as 
     authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for 
     witnesses, rental of conference rooms in the District of 
     Columbia and elsewhere, and hire of passenger motor vehicles; 
     $26,535,000.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Postal Regulatory Commission 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Postal Accountability 
     and Enhancement Act (Public Law 109-435), $15,200,000, to be 
     derived by transfer from the Postal Service Fund and expended 
     as authorized by section 603(a) of such Act.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Privacy and Civil Liberties 
     Oversight Board, as authorized by section 1061 of the 
     Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (42 
     U.S.C. 2000ee), $5,000,000, to remain available until 
     September 30, 2020.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses for the Securities and Exchange 
     Commission, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
     3109, the rental of space (to include multiple year leases) 
     in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, and not to exceed 
     $3,500 for official reception and representation expenses, 
     $1,658,302,000, to remain available until expended; of which 
     not less than $15,206,269 shall be for the Office of 
     Inspector General; of which not to exceed $75,000 shall be 
     available for a permanent secretariat for the International 
     Organization of Securities Commissions; and of which not to 
     exceed $100,000 shall be available for expenses for 
     consultations and meetings hosted by the Commission with 
     foreign governmental and other regulatory officials, members 
     of their delegations and staffs to exchange views concerning 
     securities matters, such expenses to include necessary 
     logistic and administrative expenses and the expenses of 
     Commission staff and foreign invitees in attendance 
     including: (1) incidental expenses such as meals; (2) travel 
     and transportation; and (3) related lodging or subsistence; 
     and of which not less than $75,081,000 shall be for the 
     Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.
       In addition to the foregoing appropriation, for costs 
     associated with relocation under a replacement lease for the 
     Commission's New

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     York regional office facilities, not to exceed $37,188,942, 
     to remain available until expended:  Provided, That for 
     purposes of calculating the fee rate under section 31(j) of 
     the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ee(j)) for 
     fiscal year 2019, all amounts appropriated under this heading 
     shall be deemed to be the regular appropriation to the 
     Commission for fiscal year 2019:  Provided further, That fees 
     and charges authorized by section 31 of the Securities 
     Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78ee) shall be credited to 
     this account as offsetting collections:  Provided further, 
     That not to exceed $1,658,302,000 of such offsetting 
     collections shall be available until expended for necessary 
     expenses of this account and not to exceed $37,188,942 of 
     such offsetting collections shall be available until expended 
     for costs under this heading associated with relocation under 
     a replacement lease for the Commission's New York regional 
     office facilities:  Provided further, That the total amount 
     appropriated under this heading from the general fund for 
     fiscal year 2019 shall be reduced as such offsetting fees are 
     received so as to result in a final total fiscal year 2019 
     appropriation from the general fund estimated at not more 
     than $0:  Provided further, That if any amount of the 
     appropriation for costs associated with relocation under a 
     replacement lease for the Commission's New York regional 
     office facilities is subsequently de-obligated by the 
     Commission, such amount that was derived from the general 
     fund shall be returned to the general fund, and such amounts 
     that were derived from fees or assessments collected for such 
     purpose shall be paid to each national securities exchange 
     and national securities association, respectively, in 
     proportion to any fees or assessments paid by such national 
     securities exchange or national securities association under 
     section 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 
     78ee) in fiscal year 2019.

                        Selective Service System

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses of the Selective Service System, 
     including expenses of attendance at meetings and of training 
     for uniformed personnel assigned to the Selective Service 
     System, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 4101-4118 for civilian 
     employees; hire of passenger motor vehicles; services as 
     authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and not to exceed $750 for 
     official reception and representation expenses; $26,000,000:  
     Provided, That during the current fiscal year, the President 
     may exempt this appropriation from the provisions of 31 
     U.S.C. 1341, whenever the President deems such action to be 
     necessary in the interest of national defense:  Provided 
     further, That none of the funds appropriated by this Act may 
     be expended for or in connection with the induction of any 
     person into the Armed Forces of the United States.

                     Small Business Administration

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses, not otherwise provided for, of the 
     Small Business Administration, including hire of passenger 
     motor vehicles as authorized by sections 1343 and 1344 of 
     title 31, United States Code, and not to exceed $3,500 for 
     official reception and representation expenses, $267,500,000, 
     of which not less than $12,000,000 shall be available for 
     examinations, reviews, and other lender oversight activities: 
      Provided, That the Administrator is authorized to charge 
     fees to cover the cost of publications developed by the Small 
     Business Administration, and certain loan program activities, 
     including fees authorized by section 5(b) of the Small 
     Business Act:  Provided further, That, notwithstanding 31 
     U.S.C. 3302, revenues received from all such activities shall 
     be credited to this account, to remain available until 
     expended, for carrying out these purposes without further 
     appropriations:  Provided further, That the Small Business 
     Administration may accept gifts in an amount not to exceed 
     $4,000,000 and may co-sponsor activities, each in accordance 
     with section 132(a) of division K of Public Law 108-447, 
     during fiscal year 2019:  Provided further, That $6,100,000 
     shall be available for the Loan Modernization and Accounting 
     System, to be available until September 30, 2020:  Provided 
     further, That $3,000,000 shall be for the Federal and State 
     Technology Partnership Program under section 34 of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 657d).

                  entrepreneurial development programs

       For necessary expenses of programs supporting 
     entrepreneurial and small business development, $241,600,000, 
     to remain available until September 30, 2020:  Provided, That 
     $130,000,000 shall be available to fund grants for 
     performance in fiscal year 2019 or fiscal year 2020 as 
     authorized by section 21 of the Small Business Act:  Provided 
     further, That $31,000,000 shall be for marketing, management, 
     and technical assistance under section 7(m) of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(m)(4)) by intermediaries that 
     make microloans under the microloan program:  Provided 
     further, That $18,000,000 shall be available for grants to 
     States to carry out export programs that assist small 
     business concerns authorized under section 22(l) of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 649(l)).

                      office of inspector general

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978, $21,900,000.

                           office of advocacy

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Advocacy in 
     carrying out the provisions of title II of Public Law 94-305 
     (15 U.S.C. 634a et seq.) and the Regulatory Flexibility Act 
     of 1980 (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), $9,120,000, to remain 
     available until expended.

                     business loans program account

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For the cost of direct loans, $4,000,000, to remain 
     available until expended:  Provided, That such costs, 
     including the cost of modifying such loans, shall be as 
     defined in section 502 of the Congressional Budget Act of 
     1974:  Provided further, That subject to section 502 of the 
     Congressional Budget Act of 1974, during fiscal year 2019 
     commitments to guarantee loans under section 503 of the Small 
     Business Investment Act of 1958 shall not exceed 
     $7,500,000,000:  Provided further, That during fiscal year 
     2019 commitments for general business loans authorized under 
     section 7(a) of the Small Business Act shall not exceed 
     $30,000,000,000 for a combination of amortizing term loans 
     and the aggregated maximum line of credit provided by 
     revolving loans:  Provided further, That during fiscal year 
     2019 commitments for loans authorized under subparagraph (C) 
     of section 502(7) of The Small Business Investment Act of 
     1958 (15 U.S.C. 696(7)) shall not exceed $7,500,000,000:  
     Provided further, That during fiscal year 2019 commitments to 
     guarantee loans for debentures under section 303(b) of the 
     Small Business Investment Act of 1958 shall not exceed 
     $4,000,000,000:  Provided further, That during fiscal year 
     2019, guarantees of trust certificates authorized by section 
     5(g) of the Small Business Act shall not exceed a principal 
     amount of $12,000,000,000. In addition, for administrative 
     expenses to carry out the direct and guaranteed loan 
     programs, $155,150,000, which may be transferred to and 
     merged with the appropriations for Salaries and Expenses.

        administrative provisions--small business administration

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 530.  Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation 
     made available for the current fiscal year for the Small 
     Business Administration in this Act may be transferred 
     between such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall 
     be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers:  
     Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this paragraph shall 
     be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 608 of 
     this Act and shall not be available for obligation or 
     expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set 
     forth in that section.
       Sec. 531.  None of the funds made available to the Small 
     Business Administration in this Act may be provided to a 
     company--
       (1) that is headquarted in the People's Republic of China; 
     or
       (2) for which more than 25 percent of the voting stock of 
     the company is owned by affiliates that are citizens of the 
     People's Republic of China.
       Sec. 532.  Not later than 180 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, the Small Business Administration 
     shall conduct a study on whether the provision of matchmaking 
     services that, using data collected through outside entities 
     such as local chambers of commerce, link veteran 
     entrepreneurs to business leads in given industry sectors or 
     geographic regions, would enhance the existing veterans 
     entrepreneurship programs of the Administration.
       Sec. 533.  The Administrator of the Small Business 
     Administration shall--
       (1) work with Federal agencies to review each Office of 
     Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization's efforts to 
     comply with the requirements under section 15(k) of the Small 
     Business Act (15 U.S.C. 644(k)); and
       (2) not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of 
     this Act, submit to the Committee on Small Business and 
     Entrepreneurship and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
     Senate and the Committee on Small Business and the Committee 
     on Appropriations of the House of Representatives--
       (A) a report on Federal agency compliance with the 
     requirements under such section 15(k); and
       (B) a report detailing the status of issuance by the Small 
     Business Administration of detailed guidance for the peer 
     review process of the Small Business Procurement Advisory 
     Council in order to facilitate a more in depth review of 
     Federal agency compliance with the requirements under such 
     section 15(k).

                      United States Postal Service

                   payment to the postal service fund

       For payment to the Postal Service Fund for revenue forgone 
     on free and reduced rate mail, pursuant to subsections (c) 
     and (d) of section 2401 of title 39, United States Code, 
     $55,235,000:  Provided, That mail for overseas voting and 
     mail for the blind shall continue to be free:  Provided 
     further, That 6-day delivery and rural delivery of mail shall 
     continue at not less than the 1983 level:  Provided further, 
     That none of the funds made available to the Postal Service 
     by this Act shall be used to implement any rule, regulation, 
     or policy of charging any officer or employee of any State or 
     local child support enforcement agency, or any individual 
     participating in a State or local program of child support 
     enforcement, a fee for information requested or provided 
     concerning an address of a postal customer:  Provided 
     further, That none of the funds provided in this Act shall be 
     used to consolidate or close small rural and other small post 
     offices.

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                      office of inspector general

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

       For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
     in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
     of 1978, $250,000,000, to be derived by transfer from the 
     Postal Service Fund and expended as authorized by section 
     603(b)(3) of the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act 
     (Public Law 109-435).

                        United States Tax Court

                         salaries and expenses

       For necessary expenses, including contract reporting and 
     other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $51,515,000, 
     of which $1,000,000 shall remain available until expended:  
     Provided, That travel expenses of the judges shall be paid 
     upon the written certificate of the judge.

                                TITLE VI

                      GENERAL PROVISIONS--THIS ACT

       Sec. 601.  None of the funds in this Act shall be used for 
     the planning or execution of any program to pay the expenses 
     of, or otherwise compensate, non-Federal parties intervening 
     in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
       Sec. 602.  None of the funds appropriated in this Act shall 
     remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal 
     year, nor may any be transferred to other appropriations, 
     unless expressly so provided herein.
       Sec. 603.  The expenditure of any appropriation under this 
     Act for any consulting service through procurement contract 
     pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those 
     contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public 
     record and available for public inspection, except where 
     otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing 
     Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
       Sec. 604.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality 
     of the United States Government, except pursuant to a 
     transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act 
     or any other appropriations Act.
       Sec. 605.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be available for any activity or for paying the salary 
     of any Government employee where funding an activity or 
     paying a salary to a Government employee would result in a 
     decision, determination, rule, regulation, or policy that 
     would prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the Tariff 
     Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307).
       Sec. 606.  No funds appropriated pursuant to this Act may 
     be expended by an entity unless the entity agrees that in 
     expending the assistance the entity will comply with chapter 
     83 of title 41, United States Code.
       Sec. 607.  No funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available under this Act shall be made available to any 
     person or entity that has been convicted of violating chapter 
     83 of title 41, United States Code.
       Sec. 608.  Except as otherwise provided in this Act, none 
     of the funds provided in this Act, provided by previous 
     appropriations Acts to the agencies or entities funded in 
     this Act that remain available for obligation or expenditure 
     in fiscal year 2019, or provided from any accounts in the 
     Treasury derived by the collection of fees and available to 
     the agencies funded by this Act, shall be available for 
     obligation or expenditure through a reprogramming of funds 
     that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
     project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for 
     any program, project, or activity for which funds have been 
     denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use 
     funds directed for a specific activity by the Committee on 
     Appropriations of either the House of Representatives or the 
     Senate for a different purpose; (5) augments existing 
     programs, projects, or activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 
     10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces existing programs, 
     projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 percent, 
     whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes offices, 
     programs, or activities unless prior approval is received 
     from the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate:  Provided, That prior to any 
     significant reorganization or restructuring of offices, 
     programs, or activities, each agency or entity funded in this 
     Act shall consult with the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate:  Provided 
     further, That not later than 60 days after the date of 
     enactment of this Act, each agency funded by this Act shall 
     submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
     House of Representatives and the Senate to establish the 
     baseline for application of reprogramming and transfer 
     authorities for the current fiscal year:  Provided further, 
     That at a minimum the report shall include: (1) a table for 
     each appropriation with a separate column to display the 
     President's budget request, adjustments made by Congress, 
     adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appropriate, and 
     the fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table 
     for each appropriation both by object class and program, 
     project, and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for 
     the respective appropriation; and (3) an identification of 
     items of special congressional interest:  Provided further, 
     That the amount appropriated or limited for salaries and 
     expenses for an agency shall be reduced by $100,000 per day 
     for each day after the required date that the report has not 
     been submitted to the Congress.
       Sec. 609.  Except as otherwise specifically provided by 
     law, not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances 
     remaining available at the end of fiscal year 2019 from 
     appropriations made available for salaries and expenses for 
     fiscal year 2019 in this Act, shall remain available through 
     September 30, 2020, for each such account for the purposes 
     authorized:  Provided, That a request shall be submitted to 
     the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate for approval prior to the 
     expenditure of such funds:  Provided further, That these 
     requests shall be made in compliance with reprogramming 
     guidelines.
       Sec. 610. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be used by the Executive Office of the President to 
     request--
       (1) any official background investigation report on any 
     individual from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; or
       (2) a determination with respect to the treatment of an 
     organization as described in section 501(c) of the Internal 
     Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under section 
     501(a) of such Code from the Department of the Treasury or 
     the Internal Revenue Service.
       (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply--
       (1) in the case of an official background investigation 
     report, if such individual has given express written consent 
     for such request not more than 6 months prior to the date of 
     such request and during the same presidential administration; 
     or
       (2) if such request is required due to extraordinary 
     circumstances involving national security.
       Sec. 611.  The cost accounting standards promulgated under 
     chapter 15 of title 41, United States Code shall not apply 
     with respect to a contract under the Federal Employees Health 
     Benefits Program established under chapter 89 of title 5, 
     United States Code.
       Sec. 612.  For the purpose of resolving litigation and 
     implementing any settlement agreements regarding the 
     nonforeign area cost-of-living allowance program, the Office 
     of Personnel Management may accept and utilize (without 
     regard to any restriction on unanticipated travel expenses 
     imposed in an Appropriations Act) funds made available to the 
     Office of Personnel Management pursuant to court approval.
       Sec. 613.  No funds appropriated by this Act shall be 
     available to pay for an abortion, or the administrative 
     expenses in connection with any health plan under the Federal 
     employees health benefits program which provides any benefits 
     or coverage for abortions.
       Sec. 614.  The provision of section 613 shall not apply 
     where the life of the mother would be endangered if the fetus 
     were carried to term, or the pregnancy is the result of an 
     act of rape or incest.
       Sec. 615.  In order to promote Government access to 
     commercial information technology, the restriction on 
     purchasing nondomestic articles, materials, and supplies set 
     forth in chapter 83 of title 41, United States Code 
     (popularly known as the Buy American Act), shall not apply to 
     the acquisition by the Federal Government of information 
     technology (as defined in section 11101 of title 40, United 
     States Code), that is a commercial item (as defined in 
     section 103 of title 41, United States Code).
       Sec. 616.  Notwithstanding section 1353 of title 31, United 
     States Code, no officer or employee of any regulatory agency 
     or commission funded by this Act may accept on behalf of that 
     agency, nor may such agency or commission accept, payment or 
     reimbursement from a non-Federal entity for travel, 
     subsistence, or related expenses for the purpose of enabling 
     an officer or employee to attend and participate in any 
     meeting or similar function relating to the official duties 
     of the officer or employee when the entity offering payment 
     or reimbursement is a person or entity subject to regulation 
     by such agency or commission, or represents a person or 
     entity subject to regulation by such agency or commission, 
     unless the person or entity is an organization described in 
     section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and 
     exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
       Sec. 617.  Notwithstanding section 708 of this Act, funds 
     made available to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
     and the Securities and Exchange Commission by this or any 
     other Act may be used for the interagency funding and 
     sponsorship of a joint advisory committee to advise on 
     emerging regulatory issues.
       Sec. 618. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, an Executive agency covered by this Act otherwise 
     authorized to enter into contracts for either leases or the 
     construction or alteration of real property for office, 
     meeting, storage, or other space must consult with the 
     General Services Administration before issuing a solicitation 
     for offers of new leases or construction contracts, and in 
     the case of succeeding leases, before entering into 
     negotiations with the current lessor.
       (2) Any such agency with authority to enter into an 
     emergency lease may do so during any period declared by the 
     President to require emergency leasing authority with respect 
     to such agency.
       (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``Executive 
     agency covered by this Act'' means any Executive agency 
     provided funds by this Act, but does not include the General 
     Services Administration or the United States Postal Service.
       Sec. 619. (a) There are appropriated for the following 
     activities the amounts required under current law:

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       (1) Compensation of the President (3 U.S.C. 102).
       (2) Payments to--
       (A) the Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund (28 U.S.C. 
     377(o));
       (B) the Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund (28 U.S.C. 
     376(c)); and
       (C) the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
     Retirement Fund (28 U.S.C. 178(l)).
       (3) Payment of Government contributions--
       (A) with respect to the health benefits of retired 
     employees, as authorized by chapter 89 of title 5, United 
     States Code, and the Retired Federal Employees Health 
     Benefits Act (74 Stat. 849); and
       (B) with respect to the life insurance benefits for 
     employees retiring after December 31, 1989 (5 U.S.C. ch. 87).
       (4) Payment to finance the unfunded liability of new and 
     increased annuity benefits under the Civil Service Retirement 
     and Disability Fund (5 U.S.C. 8348).
       (5) Payment of annuities authorized to be paid from the 
     Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund by statutory 
     provisions other than subchapter III of chapter 83 or chapter 
     84 of title 5, United States Code.
       (b) Nothing in this section may be construed to exempt any 
     amount appropriated by this section from any otherwise 
     applicable limitation on the use of funds contained in this 
     Act.
       Sec. 620.  In addition to amounts made available in prior 
     fiscal years, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board 
     (Board) shall have authority to obligate funds for the 
     scholarship program established by section 109(c)(2) of the 
     Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-204) in an 
     aggregate amount not exceeding the amount of funds collected 
     by the Board between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, 
     including accrued interest, as a result of the assessment of 
     monetary penalties. Funds available for obligation in fiscal 
     year 2019 shall remain available until expended.
       Sec. 621.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by the Federal Trade Commission to complete the draft 
     report entitled ``Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed 
     to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles to 
     Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts'' unless the 
     Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children 
     complies with Executive Order No. 13563.
       Sec. 622.  None of the funds in this Act may be used for 
     the Director of the Office of Personnel Management to award a 
     contract, enter an extension of, or exercise an option on a 
     contract to a contractor conducting the final quality review 
     processes for background investigation fieldwork services or 
     background investigation support services that, as of the 
     date of the award of the contract, are being conducted by 
     that contractor.
       Sec. 623. (a) The head of each executive branch agency 
     funded by this Act shall ensure that the Chief Information 
     Officer of the agency has the authority to participate in 
     decisions regarding the budget planning process related to 
     information technology.
       (b) Amounts appropriated for any executive branch agency 
     funded by this Act that are available for information 
     technology shall be allocated within the agency, consistent 
     with the provisions of appropriations Acts and budget 
     guidelines and recommendations from the Director of the 
     Office of Management and Budget, in such manner as specified 
     by, or approved by, the Chief Information Officer of the 
     agency in consultation with the Chief Financial Officer of 
     the agency and budget officials.
       Sec. 624.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used in contravention of chapter 29, 31, or 33 of title 
     44, United States Code.
       Sec. 625.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used by a governmental entity to require the disclosure by 
     a provider of electronic communication service to the public 
     or remote computing service of the contents of a wire or 
     electronic communication that is in electronic storage with 
     the provider (as such terms are defined in sections 2510 and 
     2711 of title 18, United States Code) in a manner that 
     violates the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the 
     United States.
       Sec. 626.  None of the funds appropriated by this Act may 
     be used by the Federal Communications Commission to modify, 
     amend, or change the rules or regulations of the Commission 
     for universal service high-cost support for competitive 
     eligible telecommunications carriers in a way that is 
     inconsistent with paragraph (e)(5) or (e)(6) of section 
     54.307 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect 
     on July 15, 2015:  Provided, That this section shall not 
     prohibit the Commission from considering, developing, or 
     adopting other support mechanisms as an alternative to 
     Mobility Fund Phase II.
       Sec. 627.  No funds provided in this Act shall be used to 
     deny an Inspector General funded under this Act timely access 
     to any records, documents, or other materials available to 
     the department or agency over which that Inspector General 
     has responsibilities under the Inspector General Act of 1978, 
     or to prevent or impede that Inspector General's access to 
     such records, documents, or other materials, under any 
     provision of law, except a provision of law that expressly 
     refers to the Inspector General and expressly limits the 
     Inspector General's right of access. A department or agency 
     covered by this section shall provide its Inspector General 
     with access to all such records, documents, and other 
     materials in a timely manner. Each Inspector General shall 
     ensure compliance with statutory limitations on disclosure 
     relevant to the information provided by the establishment 
     over which that Inspector General has responsibilities under 
     the Inspector General Act of 1978. Each Inspector General 
     covered by this section shall report to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     within 5 calendar days any failures to comply with this 
     requirement.
       Sec. 628. (a) None of the funds made available in this Act 
     may be used to maintain or establish a computer network 
     unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and 
     exchanging of pornography.
       (b) Nothing in subsection (a) shall limit the use of funds 
     necessary for any Federal, State, tribal, or local law 
     enforcement agency or any other entity carrying out criminal 
     investigations, prosecution, adjudication activities, or 
     other law enforcement- or victim assistance-related activity.
       Sec. 629.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used by the Securities and Exchange Commission to 
     finalize, issue, or implement any rule, regulation, or order 
     regarding the disclosure of political contributions, 
     contributions to tax exempt organizations, or dues paid to 
     trade associations.
       Sec. 630.  None of the funds appropriated or other-wise 
     made available by this Act may be used to pay award or 
     incentive fees for contractors whose performance has been 
     judged to be below satisfactory, behind schedule, over 
     budget, or has failed to meet the basic requirements of a 
     contract, unless the Agency determines that any such 
     deviations are due to unforeseeable events, government-driven 
     scope changes, or are not significant within the overall 
     scope of the project and/or program and unless such awards or 
     incentive fees are consistent with 16.401(e)(2) of the FAR.
       Sec. 631. (a) None of the funds made available under this 
     Act may be used to pay for travel and conference activities 
     that result in a total cost to an Executive branch 
     department, agency, board or commission of more than $500,000 
     at any single conference unless the head of the Executive 
     branch department, agency, board, or commission determines 
     that such attendance is in the national interest and advance 
     notice is transmitted to the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate that includes the 
     basis of that determination.
       (b) None of the funds made available under this Act may be 
     used to pay for the travel to or attendance of more than 50 
     employees, who are stationed in the United States, at any 
     single conference occurring outside the United States unless 
     the head of the Executive branch department, agency, board, 
     or commission determines that such attendance is in the 
     national interest and advance notice is transmitted to the 
     Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
     and the Senate that includes the basis of that determination.
       Sec. 632. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available under this Act may be used by departments and 
     agencies funded in this Act to acquire telecommunications 
     equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company, ZTE 
     Corporation or a high-impact or moderate-impact information 
     system, as defined for security categorization in the 
     National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) 
     Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 199, 
     ``Standards for Security Categorization of Federal 
     Information and Information Systems'' unless the agency has--
       (1) reviewed the supply chain risk for the information 
     systems against criteria developed by NIST to inform 
     acquisition decisions for high-impact and moderate-impact 
     information systems within the Federal Government;
       (2) reviewed the supply chain risk from the presumptive 
     awardee against available and relevant threat information 
     provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other 
     appropriate agencies; and
       (3) in consultation with the Federal Bureau of 
     Investigation or other appropriate Federal entity, conducted 
     an assessment of any risk of cyber-espionage or sabotage 
     associated with the acquisition of such system, including any 
     risk associated with such system being produced, 
     manufactured, or assembled by one or more entities identified 
     by the United States Government as posing a cyber threat, 
     including but not limited to, those that may be owned, 
     directed, or subsidized by the People's Republic of China, 
     the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People's 
     Republic of Korea, or the Russian Federation.
       (b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available under this Act may be used to acquire a high-impact 
     or moderate impact information system reviewed and assessed 
     under subsection (a) unless the head of the assessing entity 
     described in subsection (a) has--
       (1) developed, in consultation with NIST and supply chain 
     risk management experts, a mitigation strategy for any 
     identified risks;
       (2) determined, in consultation with NIST and the Federal 
     Bureau of Investigation, that the acquisition of such system 
     is in the vital national security interest of the United 
     States; and
       (3) reported that determination to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     in a manner that identifies the system intended for 
     acquisition and a detailed description of the

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     mitigation strategies identified in (1), provided that such 
     report may include a classified annex as necessary.
       Sec. 633.  None of the funds made available by this Act 
     shall be used for airline accommodations for any officer (as 
     defined in section 2104 of title 5, United States Code) or 
     employee (as defined in section 2105 of title 5, United 
     States Code) in the executive branch that are not coach-class 
     accommodations (which term is defined, for purposes of this 
     section, as the basic class of accommodation by airlines that 
     is normally the lowest fare offered regardless of airline 
     terminology used, and (as referred to by airlines) may 
     include tourist class or economy class, as well as single 
     class when the airline offers only one class of 
     accommodations to all travelers), unless such accommodations 
     are consistent with section 301-10.123 of title 41, Code of 
     Federal Regulations (as in effect on the date of enactment of 
     this Act) and, with respect to subsection (a)(3) and (b)(2) 
     of such section, written authorization is provided by the 
     head of the agency (or, if the accommodations are for the 
     head of the agency, by the Inspector General of the agency).
       Sec. 634.  The Comptroller General of the United States, in 
     consultation with relevant regulators, shall conduct a study 
     that--
       (1) examines the financial impact of the mineral pyrrhotite 
     in concrete home foundations; and
       (2) provides recommendations on regulatory and legislative 
     actions needed to help mitigate the financial impact 
     described in paragraph (1) on banks, mortgage lenders, tax 
     revenues, and homeowners.
       Sec. 635.  The explanatory statement regarding division B 
     of H.R. 21, printed in the Congressional Record on January 3, 
     2019, and submitted by the Chair of the Committee on 
     Appropriations, shall have the same effect with respect to 
     allocation of funds and implementation of this Act as if it 
     were a joint explanatory statement of a committee of 
     conference.
       Sec. 636. (a) Employees furloughed as a result of any lapse 
     in appropriations beginning on or about December 22, 2018 and 
     ending on the date of enactment of this Act shall be 
     compensated at their standard rate of compensation, for the 
     period of such lapse in appropriations, as soon as 
     practicable after such lapse in appropriations ends.
       (b) For purposes of this section, ``employee'' means any of 
     the following whose salaries and expenses are provided in 
     this Act:
       (1) A Federal employee.
       (2) An employee of the District of Columbia Courts.
       (3) An employee of the Public Defender Service for the 
     District of Columbia.
       (4) A District of Columbia Government employee.
       (c) All obligations incurred in anticipation of the 
     appropriations made and authority granted by this Act for the 
     purposes of maintaining the essential level of activity to 
     protect life and property and bringing about orderly 
     termination of Government functions, and for purposes as 
     otherwise authorized by law, are hereby ratified and approved 
     if otherwise in accord with the provisions of this Act.
       Sec. 637. (a) If a State (or another Federal grantee) used 
     State funds (or the grantee's non-Federal funds) to continue 
     carrying out a Federal program or furloughed State employees 
     (or the grantee's employees) whose compensation is advanced 
     or reimbursed in whole or in part by the Federal Government--
       (1) such furloughed employees shall be compensated at their 
     standard rate of compensation for such period;
       (2) the State (or such other grantee) shall be reimbursed 
     for expenses that would have been paid by the Federal 
     Government during such period had appropriations been 
     available, including the cost of compensating such furloughed 
     employees, together with interest thereon calculated under 
     section 6503(d) of title 31, United States Code; and
       (3) the State (or such other grantee) may use funds 
     available to the State (or the grantee) under such Federal 
     program to reimburse such State (or the grantee), together 
     with interest thereon calculated under section 6503(d) of 
     title 31, United States Code.
       (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``State'' and 
     the term ``grantee,'' including United States territories and 
     possessions, shall have the meaning given such terms under 
     the applicable Federal program under subsection (a). In 
     addition, ``to continue carrying out a Federal program'' 
     means the continued performance by a State or other Federal 
     grantee, during the period of a lapse in appropriations, of a 
     Federal program that the State or such other grantee had been 
     carrying out prior to the period of the lapse in 
     appropriations.
       (c) The authority under this section applies with respect 
     to any period in fiscal year 2019 (not limited to periods 
     beginning or ending after the date of the enactment of this 
     Act) during which there occurs a lapse in appropriations with 
     respect to any department or agency of the Federal Government 
     receiving funding in this Act which, but for such lapse in 
     appropriations, would have paid, or made reimbursement 
     relating to, any of the expenses referred to in this section 
     with respect to the program involved. Payments and 
     reimbursements under this authority shall be made only to the 
     extent and in amounts provided in advance in appropriations 
     Acts.

                               TITLE VII

                  GENERAL PROVISIONS--GOVERNMENT-WIDE

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

                     (including transfer of funds)

       Sec. 701.  No department, agency, or instrumentality of the 
     United States receiving appropriated funds under this or any 
     other Act for fiscal year 2019 shall obligate or expend any 
     such funds, unless such department, agency, or 
     instrumentality has in place, and will continue to administer 
     in good faith, a written policy designed to ensure that all 
     of its workplaces are free from the illegal use, possession, 
     or distribution of controlled substances (as defined in the 
     Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802)) by the officers 
     and employees of such department, agency, or instrumentality.
       Sec. 702.  Unless otherwise specifically provided, the 
     maximum amount allowable during the current fiscal year in 
     accordance with subsection 1343(c) of title 31, United States 
     Code, for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle 
     (exclusive of buses, ambulances, law enforcement vehicles, 
     protective vehicles, and undercover surveillance vehicles), 
     is hereby fixed at $19,947 except station wagons for which 
     the maximum shall be $19,997:  Provided, That these limits 
     may be exceeded by not to exceed $7,250 for police-type 
     vehicles:  Provided further, That the limits set forth in 
     this section may not be exceeded by more than 5 percent for 
     electric or hybrid vehicles purchased for demonstration under 
     the provisions of the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Research, 
     Development, and Demonstration Act of 1976:  Provided 
     further, That the limits set forth in this section may be 
     exceeded by the incremental cost of clean alternative fuels 
     vehicles acquired pursuant to Public Law 101-549 over the 
     cost of comparable conventionally fueled vehicles:  Provided 
     further, That the limits set forth in this section shall not 
     apply to any vehicle that is a commercial item and which 
     operates on alternative fuel, including but not limited to 
     electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell 
     vehicles.
       Sec. 703.  Appropriations of the executive departments and 
     independent establishments for the current fiscal year 
     available for expenses of travel, or for the expenses of the 
     activity concerned, are hereby made available for quarters 
     allowances and cost-of-living allowances, in accordance with 
     5 U.S.C. 5922-5924.
       Sec. 704.  Unless otherwise specified in law during the 
     current fiscal year, no part of any appropriation contained 
     in this or any other Act shall be used to pay the 
     compensation of any officer or employee of the Government of 
     the United States (including any agency the majority of the 
     stock of which is owned by the Government of the United 
     States) whose post of duty is in the continental United 
     States unless such person: (1) is a citizen of the United 
     States; (2) is a person who is lawfully admitted for 
     permanent residence and is seeking citizenship as outlined in 
     8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B); (3) is a person who is admitted as a 
     refugee under 8 U.S.C. 1157 or is granted asylum under 8 
     U.S.C. 1158 and has filed a declaration of intention to 
     become a lawful permanent resident and then a citizen when 
     eligible; or (4) is a person who owes allegiance to the 
     United States:  Provided, That for purposes of this section, 
     affidavits signed by any such person shall be considered 
     prima facie evidence that the requirements of this section 
     with respect to his or her status are being complied with:  
     Provided further, That for purposes of subsections (2) and 
     (3) such affidavits shall be submitted prior to employment 
     and updated thereafter as necessary:  Provided further, That 
     any person making a false affidavit shall be guilty of a 
     felony, and upon conviction, shall be fined no more than 
     $4,000 or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both:  
     Provided further, That the above penal clause shall be in 
     addition to, and not in substitution for, any other 
     provisions of existing law:  Provided further, That any 
     payment made to any officer or employee contrary to the 
     provisions of this section shall be recoverable in action by 
     the Federal Government:  Provided further, That this section 
     shall not apply to any person who is an officer or employee 
     of the Government of the United States on the date of 
     enactment of this Act, or to international broadcasters 
     employed by the Broadcasting Board of Governors, or to 
     temporary employment of translators, or to temporary 
     employment in the field service (not to exceed 60 days) as a 
     result of emergencies:  Provided further, That this section 
     does not apply to the employment as Wildland firefighters for 
     not more than 120 days of nonresident aliens employed by the 
     Department of the Interior or the USDA Forest Service 
     pursuant to an agreement with another country.
       Sec. 705.  Appropriations available to any department or 
     agency during the current fiscal year for necessary expenses, 
     including maintenance or operating expenses, shall also be 
     available for payment to the General Services Administration 
     for charges for space and services and those expenses of 
     renovation and alteration of buildings and facilities which 
     constitute public improvements performed in accordance with 
     the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 479), the Public 
     Buildings Amendments of 1972 (86 Stat. 216), or other 
     applicable law.
       Sec. 706.  In addition to funds provided in this or any 
     other Act, all Federal agencies are authorized to receive and 
     use funds resulting from the sale of materials, including 
     Federal records disposed of pursuant to a records schedule 
     recovered through recycling or waste prevention programs. 
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     shall be available until expended for the following purposes:
       (1) Acquisition, waste reduction and prevention, and 
     recycling programs as described in Executive Order No. 13693 
     (March 19, 2015), including any such programs adopted prior 
     to the effective date of the Executive order.
       (2) Other Federal agency environmental management programs, 
     including, but not limited to, the development and 
     implementation of hazardous waste management and pollution 
     prevention programs.
       (3) Other employee programs as authorized by law or as 
     deemed appropriate by the head of the Federal agency.
       Sec. 707.  Funds made available by this or any other Act 
     for administrative expenses in the current fiscal year of the 
     corporations and agencies subject to chapter 91 of title 31, 
     United States Code, shall be available, in addition to 
     objects for which such funds are otherwise available, for 
     rent in the District of Columbia; services in accordance with 
     5 U.S.C. 3109; and the objects specified under this head, all 
     the provisions of which shall be applicable to the 
     expenditure of such funds unless otherwise specified in the 
     Act by which they are made available:  Provided, That in the 
     event any functions budgeted as administrative expenses are 
     subsequently transferred to or paid from other funds, the 
     limitations on administrative expenses shall be 
     correspondingly reduced.
       Sec. 708.  No part of any appropriation contained in this 
     or any other Act shall be available for interagency financing 
     of boards (except Federal Executive Boards), commissions, 
     councils, committees, or similar groups (whether or not they 
     are interagency entities) which do not have a prior and 
     specific statutory approval to receive financial support from 
     more than one agency or instrumentality.
       Sec. 709.  None of the funds made available pursuant to the 
     provisions of this or any other Act shall be used to 
     implement, administer, or enforce any regulation which has 
     been disapproved pursuant to a joint resolution duly adopted 
     in accordance with the applicable law of the United States.
       Sec. 710.  During the period in which the head of any 
     department or agency, or any other officer or civilian 
     employee of the Federal Government appointed by the President 
     of the United States, holds office, no funds may be obligated 
     or expended in excess of $5,000 to furnish or redecorate the 
     office of such department head, agency head, officer, or 
     employee, or to purchase furniture or make improvements for 
     any such office, unless advance notice of such furnishing or 
     redecoration is transmitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate. For the purposes of this section, the term ``office'' 
     shall include the entire suite of offices assigned to the 
     individual, as well as any other space used primarily by the 
     individual or the use of which is directly controlled by the 
     individual.
       Sec. 711.  Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, or section 708 
     of this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year 
     by this or any other Act shall be available for the 
     interagency funding of national security and emergency 
     preparedness telecommunications initiatives which benefit 
     multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities, as 
     provided by Executive Order No. 13618 (July 6, 2012).
       Sec. 712. (a) None of the funds made available by this or 
     any other Act may be obligated or expended by any department, 
     agency, or other instrumentality of the Federal Government to 
     pay the salaries or expenses of any individual appointed to a 
     position of a confidential or policy-determining character 
     that is excepted from the competitive service under section 
     3302 of title 5, United States Code, (pursuant to schedule C 
     of subpart C of part 213 of title 5 of the Code of Federal 
     Regulations) unless the head of the applicable department, 
     agency, or other instrumentality employing such schedule C 
     individual certifies to the Director of the Office of 
     Personnel Management that the schedule C position occupied by 
     the individual was not created solely or primarily in order 
     to detail the individual to the White House.
       (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
     Federal employees or members of the armed forces detailed to 
     or from an element of the intelligence community (as that 
     term is defined under section 3(4) of the National Security 
     Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 3003(4))).
       Sec. 713.  No part of any appropriation contained in this 
     or any other Act shall be available for the payment of the 
     salary of any officer or employee of the Federal Government, 
     who--
       (1) prohibits or prevents, or attempts or threatens to 
     prohibit or prevent, any other officer or employee of the 
     Federal Government from having any direct oral or written 
     communication or contact with any Member, committee, or 
     subcommittee of the Congress in connection with any matter 
     pertaining to the employment of such other officer or 
     employee or pertaining to the department or agency of such 
     other officer or employee in any way, irrespective of whether 
     such communication or contact is at the initiative of such 
     other officer or employee or in response to the request or 
     inquiry of such Member, committee, or subcommittee; or
       (2) removes, suspends from duty without pay, demotes, 
     reduces in rank, seniority, status, pay, or performance or 
     efficiency rating, denies promotion to, relocates, reassigns, 
     transfers, disciplines, or discriminates in regard to any 
     employment right, entitlement, or benefit, or any term or 
     condition of employment of, any other officer or employee of 
     the Federal Government, or attempts or threatens to commit 
     any of the foregoing actions with respect to such other 
     officer or employee, by reason of any communication or 
     contact of such other officer or employee with any Member, 
     committee, or subcommittee of the Congress as described in 
     paragraph (1).
       Sec. 714. (a) None of the funds made available in this or 
     any other Act may be obligated or expended for any employee 
     training that--
       (1) does not meet identified needs for knowledge, skills, 
     and abilities bearing directly upon the performance of 
     official duties;
       (2) contains elements likely to induce high levels of 
     emotional response or psychological stress in some 
     participants;
       (3) does not require prior employee notification of the 
     content and methods to be used in the training and written 
     end of course evaluation;
       (4) contains any methods or content associated with 
     religious or quasi-religious belief systems or ``new age'' 
     belief systems as defined in Equal Employment Opportunity 
     Commission Notice N-915.022, dated September 2, 1988; or
       (5) is offensive to, or designed to change, participants' 
     personal values or lifestyle outside the workplace.
       (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit, restrict, or 
     otherwise preclude an agency from conducting training bearing 
     directly upon the performance of official duties.
       Sec. 715.  No part of any funds appropriated in this or any 
     other Act shall be used by an agency of the executive branch, 
     other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative 
     relationships, for publicity or propaganda purposes, and for 
     the preparation, distribution or use of any kit, pamphlet, 
     booklet, publication, radio, television, or film presentation 
     designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the 
     Congress, except in presentation to the Congress itself.
       Sec. 716.  None of the funds appropriated by this or any 
     other Act may be used by an agency to provide a Federal 
     employee's home address to any labor organization except when 
     the employee has authorized such disclosure or when such 
     disclosure has been ordered by a court of competent 
     jurisdiction.
       Sec. 717.  None of the funds made available in this or any 
     other Act may be used to provide any non-public information 
     such as mailing, telephone or electronic mailing lists to any 
     person or any organization outside of the Federal Government 
     without the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of 
     the House of Representatives and the Senate.
       Sec. 718.  No part of any appropriation contained in this 
     or any other Act shall be used directly or indirectly, 
     including by private contractor, for publicity or propaganda 
     purposes within the United States not heretofore authorized 
     by Congress.
       Sec. 719. (a) In this section, the term ``agency''--
       (1) means an Executive agency, as defined under 5 U.S.C. 
     105; and
       (2) includes a military department, as defined under 
     section 102 of such title, the United States Postal Service, 
     and the Postal Regulatory Commission.
       (b) Unless authorized in accordance with law or regulations 
     to use such time for other purposes, an employee of an agency 
     shall use official time in an honest effort to perform 
     official duties. An employee not under a leave system, 
     including a Presidential appointee exempted under 5 U.S.C. 
     6301(2), has an obligation to expend an honest effort and a 
     reasonable proportion of such employee's time in the 
     performance of official duties.
       Sec. 720.  Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346 and section 708 
     of this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year 
     by this or any other Act to any department or agency, which 
     is a member of the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory 
     Board (FASAB), shall be available to finance an appropriate 
     share of FASAB administrative costs.
       Sec. 721.  Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346 and section 708 
     of this Act, the head of each Executive department and agency 
     is hereby authorized to transfer to or reimburse ``General 
     Services Administration, Government-wide Policy'' with the 
     approval of the Director of the Office of Management and 
     Budget, funds made available for the current fiscal year by 
     this or any other Act, including rebates from charge card and 
     other contracts:  Provided, That these funds shall be 
     administered by the Administrator of General Services to 
     support Government-wide and other multi-agency financial, 
     information technology, procurement, and other management 
     innovations, initiatives, and activities, including improving 
     coordination and reducing duplication, as approved by the 
     Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in 
     consultation with the appropriate interagency and multi-
     agency groups designated by the Director (including the 
     President's Management Council for overall management 
     improvement initiatives, the Chief Financial Officers Council 
     for financial management initiatives, the Chief Information 
     Officers Council for information technology initiatives, the 
     Chief Human Capital Officers Council for human capital 
     initiatives, the Chief Acquisition Officers Council for 
     procurement initiatives, and the Performance Improvement 
     Council for performance improvement initiatives):  Provided 
     further, That the total funds transferred or reimbursed shall 
     not exceed $15,000,000 to improve

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     coordination, reduce duplication, and for other activities 
     related to Federal Government Priority Goals established by 
     31 U.S.C. 1120, and not to exceed $17,000,000 for Government-
     Wide innovations, initiatives, and activities:  Provided 
     further, That the funds transferred to or for reimbursement 
     of ``General Services Administration, Government-wide 
     Policy'' during fiscal year 2019 shall remain available for 
     obligation through September 30, 2020:  Provided further, 
     That such transfers or reimbursements may only be made after 
     15 days following notification of the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
       Sec. 722.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a 
     woman may breastfeed her child at any location in a Federal 
     building or on Federal property, if the woman and her child 
     are otherwise authorized to be present at the location.
       Sec. 723.  Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1346, or section 708 
     of this Act, funds made available for the current fiscal year 
     by this or any other Act shall be available for the 
     interagency funding of specific projects, workshops, studies, 
     and similar efforts to carry out the purposes of the National 
     Science and Technology Council (authorized by Executive Order 
     No. 12881), which benefit multiple Federal departments, 
     agencies, or entities:  Provided, That the Office of 
     Management and Budget shall provide a report describing the 
     budget of and resources connected with the National Science 
     and Technology Council to the Committees on Appropriations, 
     the House Committee on Science and Technology, and the Senate 
     Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 90 days 
     after enactment of this Act.
       Sec. 724.  Any request for proposals, solicitation, grant 
     application, form, notification, press release, or other 
     publications involving the distribution of Federal funds 
     shall comply with any relevant requirements in part 200 of 
     title 2, Code of Federal Regulations:  Provided, That this 
     section shall apply to direct payments, formula funds, and 
     grants received by a State receiving Federal funds.
       Sec. 725. (a) Prohibition of Federal Agency Monitoring of 
     Individuals' Internet Use.--None of the funds made available 
     in this or any other Act may be used by any Federal agency--
       (1) to collect, review, or create any aggregation of data, 
     derived from any means, that includes any personally 
     identifiable information relating to an individual's access 
     to or use of any Federal Government Internet site of the 
     agency; or
       (2) to enter into any agreement with a third party 
     (including another government agency) to collect, review, or 
     obtain any aggregation of data, derived from any means, that 
     includes any personally identifiable information relating to 
     an individual's access to or use of any nongovernmental 
     Internet site.
       (b) Exceptions.--The limitations established in subsection 
     (a) shall not apply to--
       (1) any record of aggregate data that does not identify 
     particular persons;
       (2) any voluntary submission of personally identifiable 
     information;
       (3) any action taken for law enforcement, regulatory, or 
     supervisory purposes, in accordance with applicable law; or
       (4) any action described in subsection (a)(1) that is a 
     system security action taken by the operator of an Internet 
     site and is necessarily incident to providing the Internet 
     site services or to protecting the rights or property of the 
     provider of the Internet site.
       (c) Definitions.--For the purposes of this section:
       (1) The term ``regulatory'' means agency actions to 
     implement, interpret or enforce authorities provided in law.
       (2) The term ``supervisory'' means examinations of the 
     agency's supervised institutions, including assessing safety 
     and soundness, overall financial condition, management 
     practices and policies and compliance with applicable 
     standards as provided in law.
       Sec. 726. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
     may be used to enter into or renew a contract which includes 
     a provision providing prescription drug coverage, except 
     where the contract also includes a provision for 
     contraceptive coverage.
       (b) Nothing in this section shall apply to a contract 
     with--
       (1) any of the following religious plans:
       (A) Personal Care's HMO; and
       (B) OSF HealthPlans, Inc.; and
       (2) any existing or future plan, if the carrier for the 
     plan objects to such coverage on the basis of religious 
     beliefs.
       (c) In implementing this section, any plan that enters into 
     or renews a contract under this section may not subject any 
     individual to discrimination on the basis that the individual 
     refuses to prescribe or otherwise provide for contraceptives 
     because such activities would be contrary to the individual's 
     religious beliefs or moral convictions.
       (d) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require 
     coverage of abortion or abortion-related services.
       Sec. 727.  The United States is committed to ensuring the 
     health of its Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic athletes, 
     and supports the strict adherence to anti-doping in sport 
     through testing, adjudication, education, and research as 
     performed by nationally recognized oversight authorities.
       Sec. 728.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
     funds appropriated for official travel to Federal departments 
     and agencies may be used by such departments and agencies, if 
     consistent with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-
     126 regarding official travel for Government personnel, to 
     participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot 
     program.
       Sec. 729.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none 
     of the funds appropriated or made available under this or any 
     other appropriations Act may be used to implement or enforce 
     restrictions or limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional 
     Fellowship Program, or to implement the proposed regulations 
     of the Office of Personnel Management to add sections 300.311 
     through 300.316 to part 300 of title 5 of the Code of Federal 
     Regulations, published in the Federal Register, volume 68, 
     number 174, on September 9, 2003 (relating to the detail of 
     executive branch employees to the legislative branch).
       Sec. 730.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
     executive branch agency shall purchase, construct, or lease 
     any additional facilities, except within or contiguous to 
     existing locations, to be used for the purpose of conducting 
     Federal law enforcement training without the advance approval 
     of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
     Representatives and the Senate, except that the Federal Law 
     Enforcement Training Center is authorized to obtain the 
     temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or 
     other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in 
     existing Center facilities.
       Sec. 731.  Unless otherwise authorized by existing law, 
     none of the funds provided in this or any other Act may be 
     used by an executive branch agency to produce any prepackaged 
     news story intended for broadcast or distribution in the 
     United States, unless the story includes a clear notification 
     within the text or audio of the prepackaged news story that 
     the prepackaged news story was prepared or funded by that 
     executive branch agency.
       Sec. 732.  None of the funds made available in this Act may 
     be used in contravention of section 552a of title 5, United 
     States Code (popularly known as the Privacy Act), and 
     regulations implementing that section.
       Sec. 733. (a) In General.--None of the funds appropriated 
     or otherwise made available by this or any other Act may be 
     used for any Federal Government contract with any foreign 
     incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic 
     corporation under section 835(b) of the Homeland Security Act 
     of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 395(b)) or any subsidiary of such an 
     entity.
       (b) Waivers.--
       (1) In general.--Any Secretary shall waive subsection (a) 
     with respect to any Federal Government contract under the 
     authority of such Secretary if the Secretary determines that 
     the waiver is required in the interest of national security.
       (2) Report to congress.--Any Secretary issuing a waiver 
     under paragraph (1) shall report such issuance to Congress.
       (c) Exception.--This section shall not apply to any Federal 
     Government contract entered into before the date of the 
     enactment of this Act, or to any task order issued pursuant 
     to such contract.
       Sec. 734.  During fiscal year 2019, for each employee who--
       (1) retires under section 8336(d)(2) or 8414(b)(1)(B) of 
     title 5, United States Code; or
       (2) retires under any other provision of subchapter III of 
     chapter 83 or chapter 84 of such title 5 and receives a 
     payment as an incentive to separate, the separating agency 
     shall remit to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability 
     Fund an amount equal to the Office of Personnel Management's 
     average unit cost of processing a retirement claim for the 
     preceding fiscal year. Such amounts shall be available until 
     expended to the Office of Personnel Management and shall be 
     deemed to be an administrative expense under section 
     8348(a)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code.
       Sec. 735. (a) None of the funds made available in this or 
     any other Act may be used to recommend or require any entity 
     submitting an offer for a Federal contract to disclose any of 
     the following information as a condition of submitting the 
     offer:
       (1) Any payment consisting of a contribution, expenditure, 
     independent expenditure, or disbursement for an 
     electioneering communication that is made by the entity, its 
     officers or directors, or any of its affiliates or 
     subsidiaries to a candidate for election for Federal office 
     or to a political committee, or that is otherwise made with 
     respect to any election for Federal office.
       (2) Any disbursement of funds (other than a payment 
     described in paragraph (1)) made by the entity, its officers 
     or directors, or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries to any 
     person with the intent or the reasonable expectation that the 
     person will use the funds to make a payment described in 
     paragraph (1).
       (b) In this section, each of the terms ``contribution'', 
     ``expenditure'', ``independent expenditure'', 
     ``electioneering communication'', ``candidate'', 
     ``election'', and ``Federal office'' has the meaning given 
     such term in the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (52 
     U.S.C. 30101 et seq.).
       Sec. 736.  None of the funds made available in this or any 
     other Act may be used to pay for the painting of a portrait 
     of an officer or employee of the Federal government, 
     including the President, the Vice President, a member of 
     Congress (including a Delegate or a Resident Commissioner to 
     Congress), the head of an executive branch agency (as defined 
     in section 133 of title 41, United States Code), or the head 
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       Sec. 737. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of 
     law, and except as otherwise provided in this section, no 
     part of any of the funds appropriated for fiscal year 2019, 
     by this or any other Act, may be used to pay any prevailing 
     rate employee described in section 5342(a)(2)(A) of title 5, 
     United States Code--
       (A) during the period from the date of expiration of the 
     limitation imposed by the comparable section for the previous 
     fiscal years until the normal effective date of the 
     applicable wage survey adjustment that is to take effect in 
     fiscal year 2019, in an amount that exceeds the rate payable 
     for the applicable grade and step of the applicable wage 
     schedule in accordance with such section; and
       (B) during the period consisting of the remainder of fiscal 
     year 2019, in an amount that exceeds, as a result of a wage 
     survey adjustment, the rate payable under subparagraph (A) by 
     more than the sum of--
       (i) the percentage adjustment taking effect in fiscal year 
     2019 under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code, in 
     the rates of pay under the General Schedule; and
       (ii) the difference between the overall average percentage 
     of the locality-based comparability payments taking effect in 
     fiscal year 2019 under section 5304 of such title (whether by 
     adjustment or otherwise), and the overall average percentage 
     of such payments which was effective in the previous fiscal 
     year under such section.
       (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
     prevailing rate employee described in subparagraph (B) or (C) 
     of section 5342(a)(2) of title 5, United States Code, and no 
     employee covered by section 5348 of such title, may be paid 
     during the periods for which paragraph (1) is in effect at a 
     rate that exceeds the rates that would be payable under 
     paragraph (1) were paragraph (1) applicable to such employee.
       (3) For the purposes of this subsection, the rates payable 
     to an employee who is covered by this subsection and who is 
     paid from a schedule not in existence on September 30, 2018, 
     shall be determined under regulations prescribed by the 
     Office of Personnel Management.
       (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rates of 
     premium pay for employees subject to this subsection may not 
     be changed from the rates in effect on September 30, 2018, 
     except to the extent determined by the Office of Personnel 
     Management to be consistent with the purpose of this 
     subsection.
       (5) This subsection shall apply with respect to pay for 
     service performed after September 30, 2018.
       (6) For the purpose of administering any provision of law 
     (including any rule or regulation that provides premium pay, 
     retirement, life insurance, or any other employee benefit) 
     that requires any deduction or contribution, or that imposes 
     any requirement or limitation on the basis of a rate of 
     salary or basic pay, the rate of salary or basic pay payable 
     after the application of this subsection shall be treated as 
     the rate of salary or basic pay.
       (7) Nothing in this subsection shall be considered to 
     permit or require the payment to any employee covered by this 
     subsection at a rate in excess of the rate that would be 
     payable were this subsection not in effect.
       (8) The Office of Personnel Management may provide for 
     exceptions to the limitations imposed by this subsection if 
     the Office determines that such exceptions are necessary to 
     ensure the recruitment or retention of qualified employees.
       (b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the adjustment in rates 
     of basic pay for the statutory pay systems that take place in 
     fiscal year 2019 under sections 5344 and 5348 of title 5, 
     United States Code, shall be--
       (1) not less than the percentage received by employees in 
     the same location whose rates of basic pay are adjusted 
     pursuant to the statutory pay systems under sections 5303 and 
     5304 of title 5, United States Code:  Provided, That 
     prevailing rate employees at locations where there are no 
     employees whose pay is increased pursuant to sections 5303 
     and 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and prevailing rate 
     employees described in section 5343(a)(5) of title 5, United 
     States Code, shall be considered to be located in the pay 
     locality designated as ``Rest of United States'' pursuant to 
     section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of 
     this subsection; and
       (2) effective as of the first day of the first applicable 
     pay period beginning after September 30, 2018.
       Sec. 738. (a) The Vice President may not receive a pay 
     raise in calendar year 2019, notwithstanding the rate 
     adjustment made under section 104 of title 3, United States 
     Code, or any other provision of law.
       (b) An employee serving in an Executive Schedule position, 
     or in a position for which the rate of pay is fixed by 
     statute at an Executive Schedule rate, may not receive a pay 
     rate increase in calendar year 2019, notwithstanding schedule 
     adjustments made under section 5318 of title 5, United States 
     Code, or any other provision of law, except as provided in 
     subsection (g), (h), or (i). This subsection applies only to 
     employees who are holding a position under a political 
     appointment.
       (c) A chief of mission or ambassador at large may not 
     receive a pay rate increase in calendar year 2019, 
     notwithstanding section 401 of the Foreign Service Act of 
     1980 (Public Law 96-465) or any other provision of law, 
     except as provided in subsection (g), (h), or (i).
       (d) Notwithstanding sections 5382 and 5383 of title 5, 
     United States Code, a pay rate increase may not be received 
     in calendar year 2019 (except as provided in subsection (g), 
     (h), or (i)) by--
       (1) a noncareer appointee in the Senior Executive Service 
     paid a rate of basic pay at or above level IV of the 
     Executive Schedule; or
       (2) a limited term appointee or limited emergency appointee 
     in the Senior Executive Service serving under a political 
     appointment and paid a rate of basic pay at or above level IV 
     of the Executive Schedule.
       (e) Any employee paid a rate of basic pay (including any 
     locality-based payments under section 5304 of title 5, United 
     States Code, or similar authority) at or above level IV of 
     the Executive Schedule who serves under a political 
     appointment may not receive a pay rate increase in calendar 
     year 2019, notwithstanding any other provision of law, except 
     as provided in subsection (g), (h), or (i). This subsection 
     does not apply to employees in the General Schedule pay 
     system or the Foreign Service pay system, or to employees 
     appointed under section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, 
     or to employees in another pay system whose position would be 
     classified at GS-15 or below if chapter 51 of title 5, United 
     States Code, applied to them.
       (f) Nothing in subsections (b) through (e) shall prevent 
     employees who do not serve under a political appointment from 
     receiving pay increases as otherwise provided under 
     applicable law.
       (g) A career appointee in the Senior Executive Service who 
     receives a Presidential appointment and who makes an election 
     to retain Senior Executive Service basic pay entitlements 
     under section 3392 of title 5, United States Code, is not 
     subject to this section.
       (h) A member of the Senior Foreign Service who receives a 
     Presidential appointment to any position in the executive 
     branch and who makes an election to retain Senior Foreign 
     Service pay entitlements under section 302(b) of the Foreign 
     Service Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-465) is not subject to 
     this section.
       (i) Notwithstanding subsections (b) through (e), an 
     employee in a covered position may receive a pay rate 
     increase upon an authorized movement to a different covered 
     position with higher-level duties and a pre-established 
     higher level or range of pay, except that any such increase 
     must be based on the rates of pay and applicable pay 
     limitations in effect on December 31, 2013.
       (j) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, for an 
     individual who is newly appointed to a covered position 
     during the period of time subject to this section, the 
     initial pay rate shall be based on the rates of pay and 
     applicable pay limitations in effect on December 31, 2013.
       (k) If an employee affected by subsections (b) through (e) 
     is subject to a biweekly pay period that begins in calendar 
     year 2019 but ends in calendar year 2020, the bar on the 
     employee's receipt of pay rate increases shall apply through 
     the end of that pay period.
       Sec. 739. (a) The head of any Executive branch department, 
     agency, board, commission, or office funded by this or any 
     other appropriations Act shall submit annual reports to the 
     Inspector General or senior ethics official for any entity 
     without an Inspector General, regarding the costs and 
     contracting procedures related to each conference held by any 
     such department, agency, board, commission, or office during 
     fiscal year 2019 for which the cost to the United States 
     Government was more than $100,000.
       (b) Each report submitted shall include, for each 
     conference described in subsection (a) held during the 
     applicable period--
       (1) a description of its purpose;
       (2) the number of participants attending;
       (3) a detailed statement of the costs to the United States 
     Government, including--
       (A) the cost of any food or beverages;
       (B) the cost of any audio-visual services;
       (C) the cost of employee or contractor travel to and from 
     the conference; and
       (D) a discussion of the methodology used to determine which 
     costs relate to the conference; and
       (4) a description of the contracting procedures used 
     including--
       (A) whether contracts were awarded on a competitive basis; 
     and
       (B) a discussion of any cost comparison conducted by the 
     departmental component or office in evaluating potential 
     contractors for the conference.
       (c) Within 15 days after the end of a quarter, the head of 
     any such department, agency, board, commission, or office 
     shall notify the Inspector General or senior ethics official 
     for any entity without an Inspector General, of the date, 
     location, and number of employees attending a conference held 
     by any Executive branch department, agency, board, 
     commission, or office funded by this or any other 
     appropriations Act during fiscal year 2019 for which the cost 
     to the United States Government was more than $20,000.
       (d) A grant or contract funded by amounts appropriated by 
     this or any other appropriations Act may not be used for the 
     purpose of defraying the costs of a conference described in 
     subsection (c) that is not directly and programmatically 
     related to the purpose for which the grant or contract was 
     awarded, such as a conference held in connection with 
     planning, training, assessment, review, or other routine 
     purposes related to a project funded by the grant or 
     contract.
       (e) None of the funds made available in this or any other 
     appropriations Act may be used for travel and conference 
     activities that are not in compliance with Office of 
     Management and Budget Memorandum M-12-12 dated May 11, 2012 
     or any subsequent revisions to that memorandum.

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       Sec. 740.  None of the funds made available in this or any 
     other appropriations Act may be used to increase, eliminate, 
     or reduce funding for a program, project, or activity as 
     proposed in the President's budget request for a fiscal year 
     until such proposed change is subsequently enacted in an 
     appropriation Act, or unless such change is made pursuant to 
     the reprogramming or transfer provisions of this or any other 
     appropriations Act.
       Sec. 741.  None of the funds made available by this or any 
     other Act may be used to implement, administer, enforce, or 
     apply the rule entitled ``Competitive Area'' published by the 
     Office of Personnel Management in the Federal Register on 
     April 15, 2008 (73 Fed. Reg. 20180 et seq.).
       Sec. 742.  None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made 
     available by this or any other Act may be used to begin or 
     announce a study or public-private competition regarding the 
     conversion to contractor performance of any function 
     performed by Federal employees pursuant to Office of 
     Management and Budget Circular A-76 or any other 
     administrative regulation, directive, or policy.
       Sec. 743. (a) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise 
     made available by this or any other Act may be available for 
     a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with an entity 
     that requires employees or contractors of such entity seeking 
     to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal 
     confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or 
     otherwise restricting such employees or contractors from 
     lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a 
     designated investigative or law enforcement representative of 
     a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such 
     information.
       (b) The limitation in subsection (a) shall not contravene 
     requirements applicable to Standard Form 312, Form 4414, or 
     any other form issued by a Federal department or agency 
     governing the nondisclosure of classified information.
       Sec. 744. (a) No funds appropriated in this or any other 
     Act may be used to implement or enforce the agreements in 
     Standard Forms 312 and 4414 of the Government or any other 
     nondisclosure policy, form, or agreement if such policy, 
     form, or agreement does not contain the following provisions: 
     ``These provisions are consistent with and do not supersede, 
     conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee obligations, 
     rights, or liabilities created by existing statute or 
     Executive order relating to (1) classified information, (2) 
     communications to Congress, (3) the reporting to an Inspector 
     General of a violation of any law, rule, or regulation, or 
     mismanagement, a gross waste of funds, an abuse of authority, 
     or a substantial and specific danger to public health or 
     safety, or (4) any other whistleblower protection. The 
     definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, 
     and liabilities created by controlling Executive orders and 
     statutory provisions are incorporated into this agreement and 
     are controlling.'':  Provided, That notwithstanding the 
     preceding provision of this section, a nondisclosure policy 
     form or agreement that is to be executed by a person 
     connected with the conduct of an intelligence or 
     intelligence-related activity, other than an employee or 
     officer of the United States Government, may contain 
     provisions appropriate to the particular activity for which 
     such document is to be used. Such form or agreement shall, at 
     a minimum, require that the person will not disclose any 
     classified information received in the course of such 
     activity unless specifically authorized to do so by the 
     United States Government. Such nondisclosure forms shall also 
     make it clear that they do not bar disclosures to Congress, 
     or to an authorized official of an executive agency or the 
     Department of Justice, that are essential to reporting a 
     substantial violation of law.
       (b) A nondisclosure agreement may continue to be 
     implemented and enforced notwithstanding subsection (a) if it 
     complies with the requirements for such agreement that were 
     in effect when the agreement was entered into.
       (c) No funds appropriated in this or any other Act may be 
     used to implement or enforce any agreement entered into 
     during fiscal year 2014 which does not contain substantially 
     similar language to that required in subsection (a).
       Sec. 745.  None of the funds made available by this or any 
     other Act may be used to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
     understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant 
     to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation 
     that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been 
     assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies 
     have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being 
     paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the 
     authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where 
     the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, 
     unless a Federal agency has considered suspension or 
     debarment of the corporation and has made a determination 
     that this further action is not necessary to protect the 
     interests of the Government.
       Sec. 746.  None of the funds made available by this or any 
     other Act may be used to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
     understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant 
     to, or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation 
     that was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any 
     Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the 
     awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless a Federal 
     agency has considered suspension or debarment of the 
     corporation and has made a determination that this further 
     action is not necessary to protect the interests of the 
     Government.
       Sec. 747. (a) During fiscal year 2019, on the date on which 
     a request is made for a transfer of funds in accordance with 
     section 1017 of Public Law 111-203, the Bureau of Consumer 
     Financial Protection shall notify the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate, the Committee on Financial Services of the House of 
     Representatives, and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and 
     Urban Affairs of the Senate of such request.
       (b) Any notification required by this section shall be made 
     available on the Bureau's public Web site.
       Sec. 748.  If, for fiscal year 2019, new budget authority 
     provided in appropriations Acts exceeds the discretionary 
     spending limit for any category set forth in section 251(c) 
     of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
     1985 due to estimating differences with the Congressional 
     Budget Office, an adjustment to the discretionary spending 
     limit in such category for fiscal year 2019 shall be made by 
     the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the 
     amount of the excess but the total of all such adjustments 
     shall not exceed 0.2 percent of the sum of the adjusted 
     discretionary spending limits for all categories for that 
     fiscal year.
       Sec. 749. (a) The adjustment in rates of basic pay for 
     employees under the statutory pay systems that takes effect 
     in fiscal year 2019 under section 5303 of title 5, United 
     States Code, shall be an increase of 1.4 percent, and the 
     overall average percentage of the adjustments taking effect 
     in such fiscal year under sections 5304 and 5304a of such 
     title 5 shall be an increase of 0.5 percent (with 
     comparability payments to be determined and allocated among 
     pay localities by the President). All adjustments under this 
     subsection shall be effective as of the first day of the 
     first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 
     2019.
       (b) Notwithstanding section 737, the adjustment in rates of 
     basic pay for the statutory pay systems that take place in 
     fiscal year 2019 under sections 5344 and 5348 of title 5, 
     United States Code, shall be no less than the percentages in 
     subsection (a) as employees in the same location whose rates 
     of basic pay are adjusted pursuant to the statutory pay 
     systems under section 5303, 5304, and 5304a of title 5, 
     United States Code. Prevailing rate employees at locations 
     where there are no employees whose pay is increased pursuant 
     to sections 5303, 5304, and 5304a of such title 5 and 
     prevailing rate employees described in section 5343(a)(5) of 
     such title 5 shall be considered to be located in the pay 
     locality designated as "Rest of U.S." pursuant to section 
     5304 of such title 5 for purposes of this subsection.
       (c) Funds used to carry out this section shall be paid from 
     appropriations, which are made to each applicable department 
     or agency for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 2019.
       Sec. 750.  Except as expressly provided otherwise, any 
     reference to ``this Act'' contained in any title other than 
     title IV or VIII shall not apply to such title IV or VIII.

                               TITLE VIII

                GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

                     (including transfers of funds)

       Sec. 801.  There are appropriated from the applicable funds 
     of the District of Columbia such sums as may be necessary for 
     making refunds and for the payment of legal settlements or 
     judgments that have been entered against the District of 
     Columbia government.
       Sec. 802.  None of the Federal funds provided in this Act 
     shall be used for publicity or propaganda purposes or 
     implementation of any policy including boycott designed to 
     support or defeat legislation pending before Congress or any 
     State legislature.
       Sec. 803. (a) None of the Federal funds provided under this 
     Act to the agencies funded by this Act, both Federal and 
     District government agencies, that remain available for 
     obligation or expenditure in fiscal year 2019, or provided 
     from any accounts in the Treasury of the United States 
     derived by the collection of fees available to the agencies 
     funded by this Act, shall be available for obligation or 
     expenditures for an agency through a reprogramming of funds 
     which--
       (1) creates new programs;
       (2) eliminates a program, project, or responsibility 
     center;
       (3) establishes or changes allocations specifically denied, 
     limited or increased under this Act;
       (4) increases funds or personnel by any means for any 
     program, project, or responsibility center for which funds 
     have been denied or restricted;
       (5) re-establishes any program or project previously 
     deferred through reprogramming;
       (6) augments any existing program, project, or 
     responsibility center through a reprogramming of funds in 
     excess of $3,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or
       (7) increases by 20 percent or more personnel assigned to a 
     specific program, project or responsibility center,
     unless prior approval is received from the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the 
     Senate.
       (b) The District of Columbia government is authorized to 
     approve and execute reprogramming and transfer requests of 
     local funds under this title through November 7, 2019.

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       Sec. 804.  None of the Federal funds provided in this Act 
     may be used by the District of Columbia to provide for 
     salaries, expenses, or other costs associated with the 
     offices of United States Senator or United States 
     Representative under section 4(d) of the District of Columbia 
     Statehood Constitutional Convention Initiatives of 1979 (D.C. 
     Law 3-171; D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-123).
       Sec. 805.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
     none of the funds made available by this Act or by any other 
     Act may be used to provide any officer or employee of the 
     District of Columbia with an official vehicle unless the 
     officer or employee uses the vehicle only in the performance 
     of the officer's or employee's official duties. For purposes 
     of this section, the term ``official duties'' does not 
     include travel between the officer's or employee's residence 
     and workplace, except in the case of--
       (1) an officer or employee of the Metropolitan Police 
     Department who resides in the District of Columbia or is 
     otherwise designated by the Chief of the Department;
       (2) at the discretion of the Fire Chief, an officer or 
     employee of the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency 
     Medical Services Department who resides in the District of 
     Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day;
       (3) at the discretion of the Director of the Department of 
     Corrections, an officer or employee of the District of 
     Columbia Department of Corrections who resides in the 
     District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day;
       (4) at the discretion of the Chief Medical Examiner, an 
     officer or employee of the Office of the Chief Medical 
     Examiner who resides in the District of Columbia and is on 
     call 24 hours a day;
       (5) at the discretion of the Director of the Homeland 
     Security and Emergency Management Agency, an officer or 
     employee of the Homeland Security and Emergency Management 
     Agency who resides in the District of Columbia and is on call 
     24 hours a day;
       (6) the Mayor of the District of Columbia; and
       (7) the Chairman of the Council of the District of 
     Columbia.
       Sec. 806. (a) None of the Federal funds contained in this 
     Act may be used by the District of Columbia Attorney General 
     or any other officer or entity of the District government to 
     provide assistance for any petition drive or civil action 
     which seeks to require Congress to provide for voting 
     representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
       (b) Nothing in this section bars the District of Columbia 
     Attorney General from reviewing or commenting on briefs in 
     private lawsuits, or from consulting with officials of the 
     District government regarding such lawsuits.
       Sec. 807.  None of the Federal funds contained in this Act 
     may be used to distribute any needle or syringe for the 
     purpose of preventing the spread of blood borne pathogens in 
     any location that has been determined by the local public 
     health or local law enforcement authorities to be 
     inappropriate for such distribution.
       Sec. 808.  Nothing in this Act may be construed to prevent 
     the Council or Mayor of the District of Columbia from 
     addressing the issue of the provision of contraceptive 
     coverage by health insurance plans, but it is the intent of 
     Congress that any legislation enacted on such issue should 
     include a ``conscience clause'' which provides exceptions for 
     religious beliefs and moral convictions.
       Sec. 809. (a) None of the Federal funds contained in this 
     Act may be used to enact or carry out any law, rule, or 
     regulation to legalize or otherwise reduce penalties 
     associated with the possession, use, or distribution of any 
     schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act (21 
     U.S.C. 801 et seq.) or any tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
       (b) No funds available for obligation or expenditure by the 
     District of Columbia government under any authority may be 
     used to enact any law, rule, or regulation to legalize or 
     otherwise reduce penalties associated with the possession, 
     use, or distribution of any schedule I substance under the 
     Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) or any 
     tetrahydrocannabinols derivative for recreational purposes.
       Sec. 810.  No funds available for obligation or expenditure 
     by the District of Columbia government under any authority 
     shall be expended for any abortion except where the life of 
     the mother would be endangered if the fetus were carried to 
     term or where the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape 
     or incest.
       Sec. 811. (a) No later than 30 calendar days after the date 
     of the enactment of this Act, the Chief Financial Officer for 
     the District of Columbia shall submit to the appropriate 
     committees of Congress, the Mayor, and the Council of the 
     District of Columbia, a revised appropriated funds operating 
     budget in the format of the budget that the District of 
     Columbia government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the 
     District of Columbia Home Rule Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 
     1-204.42), for all agencies of the District of Columbia 
     government for fiscal year 2019 that is in the total amount 
     of the approved appropriation and that realigns all budgeted 
     data for personal services and other-than-personal services, 
     respectively, with anticipated actual expenditures.
       (b) This section shall apply only to an agency for which 
     the Chief Financial Officer for the District of Columbia 
     certifies that a reallocation is required to address 
     unanticipated changes in program requirements.
       Sec. 812.  No later than 30 calendar days after the date of 
     the enactment of this Act, the Chief Financial Officer for 
     the District of Columbia shall submit to the appropriate 
     committees of Congress, the Mayor, and the Council for the 
     District of Columbia, a revised appropriated funds operating 
     budget for the District of Columbia Public Schools that 
     aligns schools budgets to actual enrollment. The revised 
     appropriated funds budget shall be in the format of the 
     budget that the District of Columbia government submitted 
     pursuant to section 442 of the District of Columbia Home Rule 
     Act (D.C. Official Code, sec. 1-204.42).
       Sec. 813. (a) Amounts appropriated in this Act as operating 
     funds may be transferred to the District of Columbia's 
     enterprise and capital funds and such amounts, once 
     transferred, shall retain appropriation authority consistent 
     with the provisions of this Act.
       (b) The District of Columbia government is authorized to 
     reprogram or transfer for operating expenses any local funds 
     transferred or reprogrammed in this or the four prior fiscal 
     years from operating funds to capital funds, and such 
     amounts, once transferred or reprogrammed, shall retain 
     appropriation authority consistent with the provisions of 
     this Act.
       (c) The District of Columbia government may not transfer or 
     reprogram for operating expenses any funds derived from 
     bonds, notes, or other obligations issued for capital 
     projects.
       Sec. 814.  None of the Federal funds appropriated in this 
     Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
     fiscal year, nor may any be transferred to other 
     appropriations, unless expressly so provided herein.
       Sec. 815.  Except as otherwise specifically provided by law 
     or under this Act, not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated 
     balances remaining available at the end of fiscal year 2019 
     from appropriations of Federal funds made available for 
     salaries and expenses for fiscal year 2019 in this Act, shall 
     remain available through September 30, 2020, for each such 
     account for the purposes authorized:  Provided, That a 
     request shall be submitted to the Committees on 
     Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate 
     for approval prior to the expenditure of such funds:  
     Provided further, That these requests shall be made in 
     compliance with reprogramming guidelines outlined in section 
     803 of this Act.
       Sec. 816. (a)(1) During fiscal year 2020, during a period 
     in which neither a District of Columbia continuing resolution 
     or a regular District of Columbia appropriation bill is in 
     effect, local funds are appropriated in the amount provided 
     for any project or activity for which local funds are 
     provided in the Act referred to in paragraph (2) (subject to 
     any modifications enacted by the District of Columbia as of 
     the beginning of the period during which this subsection is 
     in effect) at the rate set forth by such Act.
       (2) The Act referred to in this paragraph is the Act of the 
     Council of the District of Columbia pursuant to which a 
     proposed budget is approved for fiscal year 2020 which 
     (subject to the requirements of the District of Columbia Home 
     Rule Act) will constitute the local portion of the annual 
     budget for the District of Columbia government for fiscal 
     year 2020 for purposes of section 446 of the District of 
     Columbia Home Rule Act (sec. 1-204.46, D.C. Official Code).
       (b) Appropriations made by subsection (a) shall cease to be 
     available--
       (1) during any period in which a District of Columbia 
     continuing resolution for fiscal year 2020 is in effect; or
       (2) upon the enactment into law of the regular District of 
     Columbia appropriation bill for fiscal year 2020.
       (c) An appropriation made by subsection (a) is provided 
     under the authority and conditions as provided under this Act 
     and shall be available to the extent and in the manner that 
     would be provided by this Act.
       (d) An appropriation made by subsection (a) shall cover all 
     obligations or expenditures incurred for such project or 
     activity during the portion of fiscal year 2020 for which 
     this section applies to such project or activity.
       (e) This section shall not apply to a project or activity 
     during any period of fiscal year 2020 if any other provision 
     of law (other than an authorization of appropriations)--
       (1) makes an appropriation, makes funds available, or 
     grants authority for such project or activity to continue for 
     such period; or
       (2) specifically provides that no appropriation shall be 
     made, no funds shall be made available, or no authority shall 
     be granted for such project or activity to continue for such 
     period.
       (f) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect 
     obligations of the government of the District of Columbia 
     mandated by other law.
       Sec. 817.  Except as expressly provided otherwise, any 
     reference to ``this Act'' contained in this title or in title 
     IV shall be treated as referring only to the provisions of 
     this title or of title IV.
       This Act may be cited as the ``Financial Services and 
     General Government Appropriations Act, 2019''.

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The bill shall be debatable for 1 hour, 
equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Appropriations or their respective designees.

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  The gentleman from Illinois (Mr. Quigley) and the gentleman from 
Georgia (Mr. Graves) each will control 30 minutes.
  The Chair recognizes the gentleman from Illinois.


                             General Leave

  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members 
have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include 
extraneous material on the measure under consideration.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentleman from Illinois?
  There was no objection.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  Now that Democrats have taken the majority in the House, we have 
shown our intention to govern responsibly and have already illustrated 
real leadership at every turn, a welcome change after fighting through 
2 years of chaos and obstruction, which culminated in a reckless 
shutdown.
  At the end of the day, the President's beloved border wall is the 
issue solely responsible for this irresponsible shutdown, and it is an 
absolute disgrace and a disservice to all Americans to allow this 
broken campaign promise to hold all other key funding bills hostage.
  From delays in the processing of Federal loan assistance applications 
for small businesses and the uncertainty created for taxpayers during 
tax season, to regulatory agencies like the FTC not being able to 
pursue the vast majority of consumer protection investigations, I have 
seen firsthand how this shutdown is impacting the communities around 
the country, as the chairman-designate of the Financial Services 
Subcommittee on Appropriations.
  Due to the shutdown at the SEC, companies have been announcing 
delays, and investors are concerned that IPOs for companies such as 
Uber will miss a key first quarter deadline.
  We can put a stop to this chaos that is rattling our communities and 
our economy. This bill before us today is fiscally responsible and 
makes hard choices among competing priorities. It provides a total of 
$23.688 billion in discretionary resources, an increase of $265 million 
over the fiscal year 2018 level.
  The bill rejects the President's proposed elimination of the 
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund and cuts to the Small 
Business Administration, which provides necessary resources to spur 
economic growth, particularly in underserved communities.
  The bill provides a pay increase for civilian Federal employees in 
2019, while putting a stop to the excessive raises to the Vice 
President and other high-ranking administration officials.
  In addition, the bill includes backpay for Federal employees 
furloughed during this shutdown.
  One key feature of this bill is the total lack of controversial 
policy riders. This is a clean appropriations measure squarely under 
the jurisdiction of this committee.
  Again, most importantly, this bill will reopen the Department of the 
Treasury, which includes the IRS as well as the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Small Business Administration, and multiple other agencies 
that have a direct impact on the lives and livelihoods of American 
families, businesses, and communities.
  By passing this bill, we will be able to get more than 130,000 
workers back to work and receiving a paycheck. It is long past time 
that we reopen government, and this bill does exactly that for a number 
of critical agencies that Americans rely on every day.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  I rise in opposition to this bill today because this is just another 
one of the Democrat Party's political stunts.
  The 116th Congress continues now under this cloud of a partial 
government shutdown, and it is for one reason and one reason only, and 
that is that the Democrats continue to put their political agenda ahead 
of the security of our country.
  So here we find ourselves, the very first act of the new majority is 
to bring a Senate bill forward without any hearings, without any 
debate, and certainly without any amendments.
  As you know, Mr. Speaker, Democrats that bring the bills to the floor 
this week are really bypassing the entire process, bypassing every 
Member's responsibility here in Congress, and that is to put their mark 
on each and every bill.
  It also may be to distract from some of the President's ideas as 
well. In fact, the President's funding request is completely normal, 
and it is necessary. It is not extreme. It is not divisive. It is not 
political in any way whatsoever.
  What is extreme, what is divisive, what is political, and what is 
unnecessary is the Democrats' refusal to actually negotiate with the 
President, their refusal to hear the facts and understand the facts as 
presented by the experts.
  They are more committed to satisfying their political base than 
securing the border and opening the government, which we could do very 
quickly if they just chose to meet with the President and negotiate on 
good terms and in good faith.
  If that is not bad enough, there are serious problems with this bill. 
The underlying measure itself is certainly not perfect. After all, it 
is a Senate bill, might I remind you, Mr. Speaker. It is identical to 
the bill that they passed last year, and it does not include any of the 
House priorities.
  Democrats are not allowing any amendments here today, so there is no 
way even to improve this bill, to perfect this bill, and we know we are 
the body of perfecting the Senate's legislation.
  Our constituents have elected us each here to represent them in 
Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, not to abdicate our 
responsibilities and simply accept something from the Senate.
  In fact, today is beginning a process that I see as very dangerous 
and, in fact, is just asking this body, under this new majority, to 
have every Member of the House of Representatives vote on nearly $300-
plus billion of spending without one committee hearing, without one bit 
of debate, without one amendment, and without any bit of perfection, 
and, yet, stand before our constituents and say we have given this full 
and thorough thought.
  Now, there are many House priorities that both Democrats and 
Republicans support that would certainly improve this legislation. For 
example, the bill that we passed out of the House last year had many 
great bipartisan elements to it. We passed it back in July, and it 
contained nearly $276 million for the Calexico, California, land port 
of entry, fully funding what was necessary there at that land port of 
entry. Yet, the Senate bill is $100 million short.
  Additionally, the bill that passed the House last year included 20 
pieces of legislation that were bipartisan financial reforms that were 
approved by this Chamber during the last Congress with a vote of 270 
votes or more.
  Mr. Speaker, you don't find that very often and you certainly haven't 
over the last couple of years, yet it was included in what we passed 
last year. Might I add, it is completely omitted by the Senate.
  So Democrats and Republicans, including Chairwoman Waters herself, 
sponsored many of these provisions--I know she is here with us today, 
and I hope she speaks to the fact of their absence in this bill today--
that were building upon the JOBS Act from 2012.
  These provisions facilitated capital formation, enhanced our capital 
markets, and provided targeted relief to various institutions. More 
importantly, Mr. Speaker, it provided consumer protection, which I 
think and I would hope is a bipartisan quest for us.
  The Senate bill also shorts the Small Business Administration's 
Entrepreneurial Development programs, something that has been 
bipartisan in this House. They short it by more than $10 million 
compared to what we passed last year. It shorts the SBA's Women's 
Business Centers by $1 million and their veterans outreach by $400,000.
  Mr. Speaker, those are things we included last year that the Senate 
has found are not a priority. The question I would have before this 
House today is: Do we no longer hold those as priorities?

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  If we pass what is proposed today, we are, in fact, saying it is no 
longer a priority that we focus on veterans' or on women's businesses.
  If that is not bad enough, the Senate bill is more than $31 million 
short on SBA's disaster loans program. Many areas of this country, 
including my State, including many of the States represented in this 
room as we speak, are still reeling from last year's disasters. So do 
Democrats really want to cut this lifeline short?
  Mr. Speaker, I would hope not.
  By abandoning the bipartisan House bill, Democrats are underfunding 
programs for women, veterans, and disaster victims.
  Additionally, this Senate bill contains nothing--and I say, Mr. 
Speaker, nothing--for community development financial institutions to 
assist those with disabilities.
  Are we standing here today, Mr. Speaker, and saying that those with 
disabilities are no longer a priority of this House? A ``yes'' vote 
today would confirm that.
  Mr. Speaker, that is why I am certainly not supporting this bill.
  But I know that I have worked with my friend, Mr. Quigley, who is now 
the chairperson, and we are going to have a great working relationship. 
But this Senate bill is deficient of even his priorities.
  I know it is very difficult for him today to introduce a bill that he 
didn't craft, that he didn't originate other than by name only. I know 
it is probably even more difficult that he is introducing a bill that 
was originally introduced by Republicans in the Senate.
  It doesn't include even his priorities that I worked on long and hard 
with him, including the Elections Assistance Commission, which was a 
strong priority of his. They cut it by more than $1 million over what 
we had included last year.
  The Consumer Protection Safety Commission is also $1 million below 
what our House bill was, and it does not fund the grants for pool 
safety, which I think we all know is a longtime House priority for many 
Members of this body.
  Finally, Mr. Speaker, the National Defense Authorization Act created 
an entirely new structure for the Treasury Department's Committee on 
Foreign Investment in the United States. They need another $6 million, 
just $6 million to meet the requirements of this new authorization, 
which will help protect all of our Nation's interests.
  I guess I should say it one more time. The Senate has let us down, 
and they don't even include that in this bill as well.
  So I lay a lot of blame on the Senate bill itself and the components 
of the Senate bill, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that it 
is being introduced in this House today by the new majority.
  Mr. Speaker, I heard the presentations that were given on opening day 
last week as we were all sworn in, and I was hopeful that there would 
be a very open, deliberative debate process that we would engage in, in 
this House. I know there will be those that will claim there is urgency 
and there is haste, and we must move fast. But we should never move 
fast and hastily and disregard the constituencies that we each 
represent or their voices, or putting our fingerprints on legislation 
in the name of efficiency or in the name of where we are today and the 
political differences.
  We must embrace this political debate. We must allow every Member's 
voice to be heard.
  Mr. Speaker, I am going to urge my friends on the other side of the 
aisle: Let's give this a chance. Let's open up this process. Let's come 
to the table.
  We can do this. In fact, Mr. Quigley and I have shown that that can 
be done even as we worked through last year.
  We can fund border security. We can secure our Nation. We can reopen 
the government. We can incorporate the priorities of Republicans and 
Democrats in the House today, because, after all, we are closest to the 
people. Don't their voices deserve to be heard?
  The American people are counting on us, Mr. Speaker, so they have 
elected us to do this. I hope we can do it. I rise in opposition and 
will be opposing this bill.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
New York (Mrs. Lowey), the distinguished, newly minted, first-ever 
chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee.
  Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I am delighted to have the opportunity to 
work with what we call our cardinal, the chair of this distinguished 
Subcommittee of Appropriations, and I thank him for yielding me some 
time.
  Mr. Speaker, the Trump shutdown is now in its 19th day. It is simply 
outrageous that more than 800,000 Federal employees are going without 
pay and that the American people are being denied vital services, all 
because of President Trump's demands for a wasteful border wall.
  House Democrats want to open the government, but the President and 
the Senate Republicans continue to obstruct and delay instead of 
working with us to get the people's business done.

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  The solution to this crisis is simple: Pass the bills where we can 
agree, and extend funding for Homeland Security for a month, 30 days, 
to allow time for negotiation on border security and immigration 
policy.
  I hope that my colleagues across the Capitol come to their senses and 
stop this ridiculous, dangerous Trump shutdown. Unless Congress acts, 
the American people will continue to experience serious impacts from 
the shutdown.
  Taxpayers rely on the IRS to assist them in making big choices for 
their financial planning. That advice helps families make important 
decisions, like whether to put money into their savings or buy that new 
appliance to replace a broken one. With taxpayer assistance, phone 
lines, and centers closed for business, our constituents don't have 
anyone they can turn to.
  Outside of the IRS, small businesses, which make up the backbone of 
our economy, also take a hit. With no access to Small Business 
Administration loans during the shutdown, those businesses will remain 
unable to make capital improvements, and entrepreneurs can't even 
attend workshops with the SBA to seek advice.
  We can reopen both the IRS and the SBA today, along with other vital 
agencies like the FCC, the SEC, and the Federal judiciary. Democrats 
are again ready to act. I urge my colleagues to support this bill.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I yield as much time as she may 
consume to the gentlewoman from the State of Texas (Ms. Granger), the 
ranking member of the Appropriations Committee, my good friend and 
wonderful Representative.
  Ms. GRANGER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in opposition to H.R. 264.
  Unfortunately, as with all the appropriations bills we consider this 
week, moving this bill across the House floor will not resolve the 
partial government shutdown.
  It is a job and responsibility of Congress to appropriate funds. We 
must come together, both Republicans and Democrats, in the House and 
the Senate, to put together a legislation solution that will reopen the 
government and fund border security, one that represents the will of 
both Chambers and the American people.
  By considering only the Senate-passed versions of these 
appropriations bills, we are ignoring the will of this Chamber by 
eliminating House Members' involvement in the appropriations process.
  The bill before us today funds Senate priorities at the expense of 
House priorities. In particular, the Financial Services and General 
Government bill falls short in several areas: constructing border 
points of entry, assisting taxpayers and U.S. businesses, and following 
through on commonsense bipartisan financial reforms.
  I want to thank my colleague from Georgia (Mr. Graves) for his 
efforts today and over the last several months to ensure that the 
House's voice is heard in this debate.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Georgia (Mr. Bishop), the chairman-designate of the Appropriations 
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and 
Related Agencies Subcommittee.
  Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the 
fiscal year 2019 Financial Services and General Government 
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Federal Government agencies that are funded by this bill as 
expeditiously as possible.
  The legislation before the House today is vitally important to 
ensuring the Federal Government and the U.S. economy can work for the 
American people. It safeguards our financial system, ensures a fair 
playing field for taxpayers, supports new businesses, cultivates the 
vibrancy and effectiveness of our telecommunications system, safeguards 
our workers, provides for the safety of our products, and protects the 
integrity of our elections.
  Among the agencies funded under the bill are the Consumer Product 
Safety Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal 
Trade Commission, the Federal Election Commission, the Securities and 
Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Small 
Business Administration.
  With this current, unnecessary, misguided government shutdown, the 
agencies responsible for these objectives are not able to fulfill their 
mission for the American people.
  Hundreds of thousands of Federal workers are being furloughed without 
pay; consumer help lines are going unanswered due to a lack of staff; 
enforcement activities are being suspended; and loans from the Small 
Business Administration are not being processed. In addition, with the 
closure of the Federal Election Commission, reports of political 
malfeasance are not being investigated.
  And of great significance, without this funding, millions of 
Americans will not be able to have their tax returns processed so that 
they can receive the refunds on which they rely to make purchases and 
pay bills and school tuition. These refunds, when spent by taxpayers, 
contribute immensely to the national economy, creating and maintaining 
countless jobs.
  As a member of the House Appropriations Financial Services and 
General Government Subcommittee, I urge my colleagues on both sides of 
the aisle to support this legislation, which passed the Senate last 
month on a bipartisan vote of 92-6.
  Let's reopen these agencies and put the government back to work for 
the people, for the American people.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, let me just point out really 
quickly that I hear the argument on the other side that passage of this 
bill will reopen the government right now, today, and get it all 
working again. Let me remind everyone, that will not happen. This is 
not the bill that fully funds what is outstanding at this point. This 
is one little component.
  But I love the passion of my friend from Georgia. He and I worked 
well together on the committee, and h has taught me much. One thing he 
taught me was to fight for what is important, fight for those 
priorities that are important, and one of his number one priorities is 
omitted in this very bill that he is advocating for passage of.

  Fight for your priorities, House Members. Republicans and Democrats 
alike, fight for what you believe in and don't let go, because the 
Senate passed something and it is easier.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield 5 minutes to the gentleman from North Carolina 
(Mr. McHenry), the ranking member of the Financial Services Committee, 
a great champion for free markets and capitalism, and my good friend.
  Mr. McHENRY. Mr. Speaker, this bill is plain and simple. It is a 
political stunt. And this is a sad offering 1 week into a new majority.
  These bills are dead on arrival, as the ranking member, my friend  
Tom Graves, said, when they arrive in the Senate. The Senate majority 
leader has already said this. It is dead on arrival. Nor will it be 
signed into law by the President, who has already said he would veto 
it.
  Furthermore, these bills have been stripped of House priorities that 
were in this bill reported out of  Tom Graves' subcommittee last 
Congress. And they are not going to accomplish our number one goal, 
which is reopening the government and addressing the critical border 
security needs of our country.
  House Republicans did our job last year by sending this and several 
other appropriations bills to the Senate that would have been signed 
into law and ultimately avoided a shutdown if our friends across the 
aisle had chosen substance over politics.
  But this a greater point. What we should be focusing on, rather than 
this shell bill that is a political stunt, is what is not in this bill.
  Now, there are a couple things that we passed last Congress in a 
bipartisan way that the incoming chair of the Financial Services 
Committee and I, as ranking member on the Financial Services Committee, 
both voted for.
  We had the JOBS Act 3.0, which passed this House last Congress with 
406 ``yes'' votes and 4 dissenting votes. Why is that not included in 
this bill? It should be included in this bill. It is a high priority.
  Why don't we see more bills helping those who are underbanked in this 
country? Those who are living on the margins? Those who are on the 
edge? Why can't we get them included? Why can't we have financial 
inclusion as a part of this bill? It does not address them, nor does it 
help people who live in rural communities who don't have a single bank 
branch in their county.
  So we have banking deserts in this country that separate people from 
access to basic financial services products. We need to fix that 
problem. The bill here before us doesn't address that issue either. Why 
aren't we doing more to help small businesses find the capital that 
they need?
  Businesses are starved for additional risk capital so they can grow, 
create jobs, help their community, raise wages. But instead of talking 
about ways we can help people, this bill does none of that. It is a 
political stunt. We should be focused on helping people and helping 
those who are on the margins through financial inclusion.
  Let's get back to the priorities that the American people sent us 
here to take care of. Let's vote down this bill, and let's vote ``yes'' 
on something that can clear the Senate and get to the President's desk 
and be signed into law.
  I look forward to working with my colleagues across the aisle in a 
constructive way in the coming months to do just that. But in the 
meantime, this is just a second-week charade, not essential to what we 
should be focused on here in the House of Representatives. We should be 
less focused on political optics and more about the reality of how we 
help everyday working Americans.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 3 minutes to the distinguished 
gentlewoman from California (Ms. Waters), chairwoman of the Financial 
Services Committee.
  Ms. WATERS. Mr. Speaker, I look forward to working with my colleagues 
on the opposite side of the aisle, but today I rise in support of H.R. 
264, legislation that would reopen the Federal Government and put Wall 
Street's cop on the beat, the Securities and Exchange Commission, back 
to work.
  This President has all but closed the door of the SEC, furloughing 94 
percent of the agency and essentially providing fraudsters and schemers 
with a free pass to swindle investors and small businesses. With such a 
skeleton crew of less than 300 staff, the SEC cannot possibly oversee 
the activities of over 26,000 registered entities, such as investment 
advisers, broker dealers, and stock exchanges. Worse, the SEC is unable 
to hold bad actors accountable through most enforcement actions, 
preventing harmed investors from obtaining relief.
  But the importance of the SEC goes beyond ensuring the rule of law. 
Businesses that are looking to enter the public stock markets may have 
to delay their initial public offerings because the SEC cannot approve 
their documents. Businesses seeking guidance from the SEC are left in 
legal limbo until the SEC can get back to work.
  The Trump shutdown is jeopardizing the integrity of our financial 
markets and the hard-earned savings of millions of Americans. So let's 
end this Trump shutdown and open the government so that the SEC and 
other agencies can get back to work on behalf of the public.
  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate some of the comments that have been made 
about the fact that we have been able to work together, both sides of 
the aisle on the Financial Services Committee, working on such things 
as the JOBS Act, but we can't do any of that. We cannot move. We cannot 
get to work for the American people because this President not only has 
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it. He wanted everybody to know that he did it--that he not only did 
it, but he is going to continue to do it until he can bend us to his 
will and give him $5 billion-plus to put up a wall of some kind. We 
don't even know what it is.
  So I want to say to my friends on the opposite side of the aisle and 
to Mr. McHenry, yes, we are going to be able to work together on a lot 
of good legislation, but why don't you join with us and talk to the 
President and tell him to open up government, that we cannot continue 
to have the American people suffer in the way that they are doing, and 
our financial services agencies are unable to do the job that the 
people sent them here to do.

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  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume to make a few points.
  Mr. Speaker, this bill has already been voted on. As I recall, last 
week, the majority party put this on the floor, passed it out of the 
House, and, guess what, the government is not open. This is not the 
solution. So I don't get why we are here today doing this in such a 
closed, lockdown process.
  What is a solution, potentially, could be if the chairwoman's 
bipartisan efforts from last year were given the opportunity to be 
voted on today with a simple amendment. So what we are talking about, 
maybe, is that 15 or 20 more minutes of our precious time today is too 
much to ask to perfect Senate imperfections.
  That is really what today's debate should be about. It is not about 
this legislation. We have already voted on it--we voted on it last 
week--and I think the minority voted ``no,'' the majority voted 
``yes,'' and, guess what, the government is still not open. Why? There 
is only one reason and one reason only: Democrats are unwilling to 
negotiate with a President they just don't like.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from Arkansas (Mr. 
Hill).
  Mr. HILL of Arkansas. Mr. Speaker, I want to again add my 
congratulations to the incoming chairwoman of the House Financial 
Services Committee. I look forward to working with her and our 
committee in the 116th Congress.
  But like my friend from Georgia and my friend from North Carolina, 
this bill is not a constructive effort today, Mr. Speaker. We voted on 
this bill last week. The McConnell Senate is not going to take it up. 
It is not going to produce our government reopening. It is not helping 
the government get reopened to put people back to work doing the 
people's work.
  So this is really a waste of our time to be on the floor today. We 
should be putting that emphasis on a bipartisan effort to get 
Democratic leadership in the House and Senate working with the 
President on a solution to a comprehensive border security plan and 
reopen this government.
  I want to also thank my friend for letting me talk about the 
insufficiency of the Senate bill, as it does not contain our bipartisan 
provisions, 20 provisions this House approved, that we worked on on a 
bipartisan basis, that will improve access to capital across this 
country for small businesses, for our capital markets, and will lower 
the cost and make more transparent home buying.
  Two things in particular I worked on with my friend, Bill Foster, 
from Illinois. The Volcker Rule Regulatory Harmonization Act, which we 
passed in this House, was not included in the Senate provision; and a 
provision to make insurance disclosures more transparent and more 
accurate for consumers for home mortgages, which was also passed, 
strongly bipartisan, by our committee and by this House was originally 
in our proposal, and it is not in the Senate bill, Mr. Speaker.
  Therefore, let's say to the American people, the bill we have on the 
floor today is not going to result in the government reopening; it is 
not going to be voted on in the Senate; it is not going to be approved 
by President Trump; and it is deficient. It does not include the 
bipartisan priorities in financial services ably included in the House 
version by Mr. Graves.
  Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Graves for his leadership.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentlewoman from 
New York (Ms. Velazquez), the chairwoman of the Small Business 
Committee.
  Ms. VELAZQUEZ. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman of the subcommittee 
for yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, we are now 18 days into the Trump shutdown, and 
America's small businesses are feeling the strain. Each day that this 
political stunt continues, entrepreneurs lose out on nearly $90 million 
in affordable capital through the Small Business Administration's 7(a) 
lending program alone. That is 192 small firms per day going without 
the resources they need to grow and create new jobs.
  As chairwoman of the Small Business Committee, I am deeply concerned 
that President Trump is holding America's small business sector hostage 
as he demands funding for a cruel and ineffective border wall. Contrary 
to the President's remarks, this shutdown isn't just hurting workers 
who collect a paycheck in blue States; its impacts are being felt on 
Main Street across this country.
  For 3 weeks now, the SBA--the only Federal agency dedicated to our 
Nation's entrepreneurs--has ceased its core operations. Make no mistake 
about it: This puts hundreds of millions of dollars out of reach for 
millions of small businesses who seek to utilize these services. For 
small firms operating in the Federal marketplace, the shutdown could 
cause them to sacrifice nearly 7,000 contracts worth over $300 million 
each day.
  Unfortunately, the consequences don't end there. For countless small 
businesses--from those surrounding our national parks to small grocers 
who accept SNAP--a lack of customers is leading to lost revenues, and 
the bills are adding up.
  Let us also not forget what happened to our economy after Republicans 
shut down the government in 2013: small business hiring and consumer 
confidence fell; the IRS was unable to provide taxpayer assistance; and 
our economy lost billions because of disrupted government spending.
  But what this shutdown really comes down to is a President who, time 
and again, has sought to divide us by labeling immigrants as the enemy. 
I am here to tell you that welcoming immigrants is not just a founding 
principle of this Nation, it is good economic policy.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentlewoman has expired.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield an additional 10 seconds to the 
gentlewoman from New York.
  Ms. VELAZQUEZ. Immigrants are among America's most successful 
entrepreneurs, starting about a quarter of all new businesses. And 
Dreamers, whose future our President continues to jeopardize, start 
businesses at rates higher than the overall public. Instead of talking 
about building walls, let's put America's entrepreneurial sector back 
to work.

  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, largely, in this debate, you are hearing two different 
elements. You are hearing a little bit of a policy argument on the 
Democratic side, the other side of the aisle, and from our side you are 
hearing a process argument. I think this is really important.
  We, in essence, are in the third day of the 116th Congress and 
shutting the process down, 435 Members' voices being silenced. 
Extrapolate that across 800,000 constituents we each represent. Those 
are the voices that are being silenced here today in the name of 
expediency, in the name of political stunts, in the name of finger-
pointing, but without really any resolve or desire to bring a fruitful, 
positive conclusion to what is a very difficult and painful time that 
we are in right now. I agree with that.
  I think about over the holidays, and it is interesting how the other 
side is pointing fingers at the President here and there, but the 
President was here. He was in Washington, D.C. He was waiting for the 
other side to come and have a discussion and talk about these tough 
issues together, to work through them. Where were they? If I recall, 
maybe the incoming Speaker-elect might have been in Hawaii. Other 
Members were on vacations with their families.
  While families of these agencies were struggling and wondering about 
their next day, their Christmas, and their next paycheck, the 
leadership of the Democratic Party was on vacation while the President 
was here saying: I am here. The door is open. Let's talk.

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  I think he still extends that invitation, and I hope they take us up 
on that.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Florida (Mr. Crist), my distinguished colleague.
  Mr. CRIST. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman for yielding me time.
  Mr. Speaker, for 19 days, critical financial agencies which serve the 
people have been closed. Taxpayer assistance has stopped; the people's 
refunds are at risk of serious delay; small business support is 
suspended; and consumer protection work has been halted. People are 
hurting. It is a self-inflicted wound.
  But today, we have the opportunity to reopen these critical agencies 
for the people. The solution is simple: vote ``yes'' on this 
legislation; put people above politics; and reopen our government 
today.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I continue to reserve the balance 
of my time.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Illinois (Mr. Garcia), my distinguished colleague, and the cradle of 
leadership on the Cook County board.
  Mr. GARCIA of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Quigley for 
yielding.
  Mr. Speaker, the Trump shutdown is harmful and irresponsible.
  On the first day of this new Congress, House Democrats sent 
legislation to open up the government. I supported it, and I will 
continue to support this legislation to open up parts of the government 
immediately.
  Each day the Republican shutdown continues, hardworking Americans and 
families suffer. Right now, the IRS is operating with only 12 percent 
of its workforce, threatening the agency's ability to process and 
disburse tax refunds in a timely manner.
  That is why today I am sending a letter to President Trump with the 
support of my colleague, Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, and 
over 50 Members of Congress, urging him to end the shutdown and warning 
him of the effects that that shutdown is having on families.
  Just yesterday, The Washington Post noted that students reliant on 
Federal financial aid for college are facing trouble providing the 
Department of Education verification of their income because of 
furloughs at the IRS. I represent many immigrant and working-class 
families who rely on their annual tax refund to feed their families, 
pay for their children's education, and buy their gas to get to work.
  Mr. Speaker, families are suffering, and I urge my colleagues to 
support this legislation and reopen the government.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may 
consume.
  Mr. Speaker, if you think about the overarching discussion and issue 
and where the division is, it is really about the fundamental question 
of border security.
  Some don't like the term, ``the wall.'' I would hope, maybe, that we 
are all for securing our country. Maybe it is just terminology that 
separates us oftentimes, but through this time of thinking about the 
words we are choosing, lives are being altered; they are being 
impacted.
  Individuals are losing their lives because of illegal activity that 
occurs through our porous border, and it is just, in many cases, 
because of insufficient funds while we have this debate about words and 
terminology: What is a fence? or a wall? or a barrier? or technology? 
It doesn't really matter what terms we use when lives are being altered 
daily while we squabble, just squabble, over a few terms.
  It is amazing how the other side says that they can't support this, 
they just can't support funding for the wall. What they are saying, 
really, is that they can't support this President because they don't 
like him.
  But, in fact, on two different occasions, within the last 18 or 19 
months, the new majority party did vote for wall funding. They voted 
for border security. It was $1.6 billion on two separate occasions. 
Both times have been signed into law by this same President.
  I wonder: Why is it too much to ask to just put in a different 
number, a little bit more? Is our country not worth just a little bit 
more? Is a life not worth just a little bit more when national experts 
say it is necessary? Or are political differences going to stand in the 
way of that?
  I hope today we can break through that.
  Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield 2 minutes to the gentleman from 
Massachusetts (Mr. Neal), the distinguished chairman of the Ways and 
Means Committee.

                              {time}  1500

  Mr. NEAL. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Quigley for yielding me the time.
  Mr. Speaker, I stand in support of H.R. 264. This bill appropriates 
desperately needed funds for the Treasury Department and the Internal 
Revenue Service.
  As the shutdown persists, the financial and emotional drain on 
employees and taxpayers continues. There are tens of thousands of 
furloughed Treasury employees who want to work and proudly would do so, 
but they cannot. They also cannot pay bills, cannot afford medical 
care, and, like us, cannot understand any of this. Every day that 
passes and every minute the shutdown continues it is too long and too 
costly. Reopen the government and begin to negotiate.
  I spoke to the Treasury Secretary yesterday, along with the IRS 
Commissioner as well, regarding the impact of the partial shutdown on 
the IRS and the tax-filing season. I was informed that the IRS will 
release its contingency plan for the tax-filing season in the next few 
hours, or, certainly, within the next day and issuing refunds in coming 
days, apparently, an effort will be made to reach that goal, but it 
will also require a significant number of IRS employees to return to 
work without pay.
  These developments are no substitute for fully funding the government 
and reopening the agency. Reminder: The average refund is just under 
$3,000. That helps out a lot of middle-class individuals who will use 
it to pay down Christmas debt, perhaps. They depend upon that as part 
of regular cash flow.
  Mr. Speaker, we do not know the full damage and cost of the shutdown, 
but we knew going into it that somebody was going to get hurt. So we 
should end it today before any more damage is done.
  If a taxpayer calls the IRS right now for assistance, they will hear 
the following: ``Live telephone assistance is not available at this 
time. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible.'' But they are 
expected to go into work as well to help process those tax forms.
  The time is now to reopen the government, and as I noted, negotiate.
  The time has come for our colleagues on both sides to stand up and 
vote ``yes'' and fully reopen these agencies.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I am glad we are reaching a 
conclusion on this, because we just went through this last week, might 
I remind you. Same stuff, same legislation, voted on, passed out of the 
House and guess what? The government is still not open and operating. 
So are we really trying to get to a workable solution here by the new 
majority or just drive another wedge in our country?
  This passage today, if it were to occur, will not change anything. It 
will only drive us a little further apart and will not reopen the 
government. Let's not kid anyone. Let's make sure those sound bites 
don't get out there and that the headlines aren't that, because that is 
truly not what is going to happen at all.
  What is happening today is an example of abdicating our 
responsibilities as duly elected Members of the House of 
Representatives in the name of expediency and political tactics. That 
is what is happening here today. It is really what that vote is today.
  A ``yes'' vote is an affirmation that I am for the expediency of 
doing away with responsibilities because it is easy and it is 
politically advantageous. A ``no'' vote is saying I am going to stand 
up for the voices of this House. I am going to stand up for the 
constituencies that we represent. I am going to stand up for the 
priorities of this House and wait and fight for a better process.
  This process is amazing. Actually, it is reckless, to be honest with 
you, Mr. Speaker. I mean, are we going to be a bicameral system 
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example of what we should see and is this a forecast of the days ahead 
that there will be no debate in a committee?
  A bill is introduced--and you watched the cartoons growing up and it 
seemed like it was a simple process: a person has a nice idea; they 
write it down on a piece of paper and they turn it in; and people look 
at it and perfect it a little bit; and all of a sudden, you build 
support for something across the aisle and across the different 
coalitions; and then you get to share it and advocate for it; and then 
it goes to the other body.
  Then they get a choice. Do they want to make changes to it, and such, 
and input it through a committee. That is not how it is happening 
today. This is the new majority, a very closed, very dark process in 
which not even Democrat Members--if I were one of the 60 new Members 
elected on the other side, I would be throwing my hands up in the air 
right now saying, wait a minute. I did all that work for this, for you 
to tell me what I must vote on? And I have a binary choice, yes or no? 
That is the only choice I get?
  Mr. Speaker, I feel for the new incoming Members. This is not what it 
was supposed to be like for them. I don't think it is what you 
recruited them for, as well. It is a sacrifice, really. It is 
sacrificing all of our priorities that we have as a House, all for a 
process because there are folks who just don't like this President.
  Mr. Speaker, I have been in that position before too. In fact, I 
remember Barack Obama when he was President. I disagreed with him as a 
President. I didn't want him to fail though because it meant our 
country was failing. I disagreed with him on policy, and I would share 
that, and advocate, but I would try to influence as well.
  I don't see any ability here or ideas of influencing outcomes, but I 
will close with this, Mr. Speaker, because I want to share with you 
some words that have been heard around this town and on the Hill in 
recent days and months. These are quotes.
  ``Members today seem to have a better chance today of getting struck 
by lightning than getting their amendments made in order. They come 
here with real ideas and germane amendments, only to be told `no,' 
again, and again, and again.''
  Next quote: ``We shouldn't be stifling debate.''
  Next quote: ``I do think we will find a lot of agreement on some 
pretty commonsense ideas, but we need a more accommodating process, 
though. We need to follow regular order and the House needs to actually 
debate again.'' That was in September.
  Also in September: ``I feel like we are living in an authoritarian 
regime,'' heard on the Hill here.
  ``It is like this majority is allergic to an open process.''
  And then, lastly: ``With each new closed rule they bring to the 
floor, shutting out amendments from both Democrats and Republicans, the 
cynical hypocrisy grows louder and louder. Instead of the people's 
House, this has, sadly, become only the people who agree,'' at that 
time, ``with Paul Ryan's House.''
  Might I share the author of these quotes? It would be the chairman of 
the Rules Committee today, Chairman McGovern. Those are his words, and 
he is absolutely right, but he was forecasting today in this moment.
  Mr. Speaker, this is a sad time in the House of Representatives. Very 
sad. I agree with Mr. McGovern. He is absolutely right, and it is at 
this moment today in which it has been proven to be true.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume.
  It is interesting to hear a discourse on functioning government as we 
look back at 2018 when my colleagues across the aisle operated under 
103 closed rules. Circumstances today are of an exigent manner. The 
government is not functioning. Lives are at risk. The time for 
leadership, the time to not stymie ideas, and the time for functioning 
government is apparently gone. So we must act and we must act quickly.
  If we are talking history, let's go a little further back. In the 
history of the United States, when one party was in control of the 
White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives, there has 
never been a shutdown until this administration.
  So today, when all of those opportunities are passed, we now hear 
that it is somehow a shame that government isn't allowed to function. 
The government isn't functioning. It has to be open. Then we can begin 
operating under open bills and in a manner in which everyone would like 
to see on a bipartisan basis.
  But right now, there is real danger out there for the American 
public. So we are now into the 19th day under this President's 
shutdown, the second longest shutdown in the Nation's history and 
already the third one under this administration.
  Mr. Speaker, we are here to govern. We are here not to play games. 
Let's do our job for the American people. Let's support this bill, and 
I yield back the balance of my time.
  Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, first, I want to thank Chairman 
Quigley for his leadership in putting this bill together so that 
federal workers can get back to work.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the FY 2019 Financial 
Services Appropriations Bill, which provides more than $23 billion to 
partially re-open the government.
  This important bill would reopen the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)--
ensuring hardworking families receive their tax returns on time. It 
would also help to restart the taxpayer assistance centers, which serve 
approximately 2.5 million citizens monthly.
  This shutdown is affecting real lives, Mr. Speaker. Real people.
  According to the Washington Post, IRS furloughed employee Krystle 
Kirkpatrick, said she and her family of four can scrape along on her 
partner's machinist salary for a while, but she's already thinking 
about signing up to be a plasma donor to earn extra cash. That's only 
an extra $200.
  Let me reiterate. A federal employee is considering becoming a plasma 
donor--because her paycheck, from her federal government job, won't be 
coming in the mail.
  This is no way to run a country.
  Mr. Speaker, the Trump shutdown is hurting real families and it's 
hurting our economy. Let's pass this bill. Let's get the government 
back open and get workers their paychecks.
  I urge my colleagues to vote yes on the Financial Services Bill.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. All time for debate has expired.
  Pursuant to House Resolution 28, the previous question is ordered on 
the bill.
  The question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill.
  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, and was 
read the third time.


                           Motion to Recommit

  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at 
the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill?
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. I am opposed to it in its current form.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to 
recommit.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Mr. Graves of Georgia moves to recommit the bill H.R. 264 
     to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions to 
     report the same back to the House forthwith with the 
     following amendment:
       Page 4, line 1, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(increased by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 71, line 4, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(decreased by $2,000,000)''.
       Page 74, line 22, after the dollar amount, insert 
     ``(decreased by $2,000,000)''.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from 
Georgia is recognized for 5 minutes in support of his motion.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, this motion seeks to address one 
of the many important shortfalls in the Senate bill, and I know there 
are many, and we can only address one or two, or an exception here in 
this moment of a motion to recommit.
  I wish the Rules Committee would have allowed for--we have had this 
debate already today--allowed for Members of both parties to offer 
their ideas to insert better concepts and to make perfection out of 
something that is certainly not a perfect product coming from the 
Senate.
  I think the American people, through their elected Representatives of 
this body, deserve that opportunity as well to amend and improve this 
legislation, but the new Democratic majority has certainly shut down 
this legislative process.
  I just read quotes from the current chairman of the Rules Committee 
and his disgust with that very same concept or process from months ago, 
and,

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yet, it is being imposed upon us today. This is our only opportunity to 
improve the bill, and as meager as this might be, this is important.
  This motion is really simple. It just adds $2 million to the Treasury 
Department's Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, which 
would match the House past levels that we passed last year of $161 
million.
  This important office is fighting on the front lines to enforce 
economic sanctions against rogue nations like Iran, North Korea, and 
Russia. Mr. Speaker, you and I agree on how important that is, and they 
must have the resources necessary.
  The Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act which 
created this office, passed this House in 2017 by a vote of 419 yeses 
to just 3 noes. So it was very bipartisan. That is about as good as it 
gets around here. And it passed the Senate 98-2--another great mark as 
well--and President Trump signed it into law. It is an amazing needle 
to thread all through there that we had great bipartisan support here 
in the House, the Senate, and the President signing this into law.
  This is overwhelmingly bipartisan, Mr. Speaker, and it brings the 
full force of our Nation's sanctions against countries that seek to do 
us harm. This is something we should support.
  It is so important that OMB Director Mick Mulvaney sent us a budget 
amendment requesting more funds to stand up this office. And that is 
not a request we often get from Mr. Mulvaney to increase spending 
anywhere. But, yet, he did that.
  And you know the former Director himself, as he served here, he 
doesn't like to spend a penny more than needed, so this is certainly a 
very important priority.
  The Treasury has also made a strong case that to comply with the 
Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, the Department 
needs these funds. So as we debate about the importance of the moment 
and where we are in time, I could see nothing more important for us to 
focus on than to put an additional $2 million into this program and 
offset it, as has been described in the amendment from the GSA's rental 
payments.
  I hope every Member can support this commonsense improvement. We are 
just improving on the Senate bill. Mr. Speaker, I ask for a ``yes'' 
vote on the motion to recommit, and I yield back the balance of my 
time.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to 
recommit.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Illinois is recognized 
for 5 minutes.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, responsibly funding the Federal Government 
is one of the most important duties of Congress. The previous majority 
failed to do the most basic task of keeping the lights on.

                              {time}  1515

  On day 19 of the 116th Congress, we Democrats are here to reopen 
Federal agencies shuttered by the President's shutdown.
  This legislation, which has already garnered strong bipartisan 
support in the Senate, will ensure that the Federal Government is open 
and working for the American people.
  Now, as to perfection, it is not perfect. I have not been here for a 
perfect piece of legislation. What is critical to take from that 
argument, though, is the fact that any one of us can argue that there 
isn't some measure absolutely critical to them and they are not going 
to vote for it because of that.
  Respectfully, someone has to be the adult in the room and get things 
done. Someone has to respect the process, the importance of what the 
government does, and the needs of the American people. You can't kick 
the ball in the forest preserve and go home. You have to move forward.
  This is the way to operate, the manner in which the Senate has 
already done, a manner in which we can accomplish and move forward 
together to try to get this better, hopefully, next year.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from Virginia (Mr. Connolly).
  Mr. CONNOLLY. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from Illinois.
  Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to recommit because I 
think it is important we remember President Trump has always wanted a 
shutdown. He boasted a year and a half ago that what the government 
needs is a good government shutdown. There is no such thing, as we now 
know.
  On December 11--not ancient history--he sat in the Oval Office, 
getting red in the face, shouting: ``I will be the one to shut it 
down.''
  He then followed through on that promise by torpedoing a government 
funding agreement that passed the Senate with unanimous support.
  Once again, Federal employees and Federal contracts were being held 
hostage by this President, all because of a broken campaign promise. He 
said Mexico was going to pay for his wall. Now he needs a bailout from 
the American taxpayer. Fortunately, the new Democratic majority in this 
House is going to stand up to this President and has offered a sensible 
plan to fund the government.
  The bill that passed in the Senate is part of a four-bill package 
and, by a vote of 92-6, provides a 1.9 percent badly needed pay 
increase for all Federal employees and guarantees backpay to the 
Federal employees furloughed during this unnecessary Trump shutdown.
  I support the underlying bill because we can and should end this 
Trump shutdown now.
  Mr. QUIGLEY. Mr. Speaker, I simply encourage my colleagues to vote 
``no,'' and I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the previous question is 
ordered on the motion to recommit.
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to recommit.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the noes appeared to have it.
  Mr. GRAVES of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and 
nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further 
proceedings on this question will be postponed.

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