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                                                       Calendar No. 492
104th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE

   2d Session                                                   104-317
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   AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND 
               RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATION BILL, 1997

                                _______
                                

                 July 11, 1996.--Ordered to be printed

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   Mr. Cochran, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 3603]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 3603) making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural 
Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 
programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1997, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with amendments 
and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.


Total obligational authority, fiscal year 1997

Amount of bill as passed by the House................... $53,052,037,000
Amount of change by Senate Committee....................  +1,224,755,000
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    Amount of bill as reported to Senate................  54,276,792,000
Amount of 1996 appropriations acts to date..............  63,323,678,000
Amount of estimates, 1997...............................  58,317,314,000
The bill as reported to the Senate:
    Under the appropriations provided in 1996...........   9,046,886,000
    Under the estimates for 1997........................   4,040,522,000
    Over the House bill.................................   1,224,755,000
                           breakdown by title

    The amounts of obligational authority for each of the six 
titles are shown in the following table. A detailed tabulation, 
showing comparisons, appears at the end of this report. 
Recommendations for individual appropriation items, projects 
and activities are carried in this report under the appropriate 
item headings.

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                                                         1997 Committee 
                                           1996          recommendation 
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Title I: Agricultural programs....    $16,032,325,000     $7,498,049,000
Title II: Conservation programs...      2,826,968,000        790,385,000
Title III: Rural economic and                                           
 community development programs...      2,126,506,000      2,112,726,000
Title IV: Domestic food programs..     39,762,868,000     41,321,206,000
Title V: Foreign assistance and                                         
 related programs.................      1,627,542,000      1,599,920,000
Title VI: Related agencies........        947,469,000        954,506,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total, new budget                                                 
       (obligational) authority...     63,323,678,000     54,276,792,000
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         compliance with section 308 of the budget control act

    Section 308(a) of the Budget Control Act (Public Law 93-
344) requires that this Committee include in its report 
specific budgetary information on the status of recommended 
appropriations relative to the First Concurrent Resolution. The 
following table provides this data:

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL                                            
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS  
                                                     AMENDED                                                    
                                            [In millions of dollars]                                            
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays        
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill   
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations                                                    
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the First Concurrent                                                        
 Resolution for 1997: Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural                                                        
 Development, and Related Agencies                                                                              
    Defense discretionary...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    Nondefense discretionary................................       13,118       13,118       13,411       13,409
    Violent crime reduction fund............................  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    Mandatory...............................................       42,300       40,783       40,813       38,968
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:                                                      
    1997....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........   \1\ 45,192
    1998....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        5,527
    1999....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          588
    2000....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          297
    2001 and future year....................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          493
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 1997                                                    
 in bill....................................................           NA       17,810           NA  15,037