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105th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 1st Session                                                    105-284
_______________________________________________________________________


 
 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT, THE UNITED STATES 
  POSTAL SERVICE, THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, AND CERTAIN 
 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES, FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1998, 
                         AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

               September 29, 1997.--Ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


  Mr. Kolbe, from the committee on conference, submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2378]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
2378) ``making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the 
United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the 
President, and certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes,'' 
having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to 
recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as 
follows:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate, and agree to the same with an 
amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted by said 
amendment, insert:

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 1998, 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 Annex; 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; not to exceed $2,900,000 for official travel 
expenses; not to exceed $150,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; not to exceed $258,000 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 his certificate; 
$114,771,000: Provided, That section 113(2) of the Fiscal Year 
1997 Department of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, Public Law 104-208 
(110 Stat. 3009-22) is amended by striking ``12 months'' and 
inserting in lieu thereof ``2 years'': Provided further, That 
the Office of Foreign Assets Control shall be funded at no less 
than $4,500,000: Provided further, That chapter 9 of the fiscal 
year 1997 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Recovery from 
Natural Disasters, and for Overseas Peacekeeping Efforts, 
including those in Bosnia, Public Law 105-18 (111 Stat. 195-96) 
is amended by inserting after the ``County of Denver'' in each 
instance ``the County of Arapahoe'': Provided further, That 
$200,000 are provided to conduct a comprehensive study of 
gambling's effects on bankruptcies in the United States: 
Provided further, That for necessary expenses of the Office of 
Enforcement, including, but not limited to, making transfers of 
funds to Treasury bureaus and offices for programs, projects or 
initiatives directed as the investigation or prosecution of 
violent crime, $1,600,000, to remain available until expended, 
to be derived from balances available in the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.

                 Office of Professional Responsibility


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Professional 
Responsibility, including purchase and hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, $1,250,000: Provided, That the Under Secretary of 
Treasury for Enforcement shall task the Office of Professional 
Responsibility to conduct a comprehensive review of integrity 
issues and other matters related to the potential vulnerability 
of the U.S. Customs Service to corruption, to include 
examination of charges of professional misconduct and 
corruption as well as analysis of the efficacy of departmental 
and bureau internal affairs systems.

                         Automation Enhancement


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For the development and acquisition of automatic data 
processing equipment, software, and services for the Department 
of the Treasury, $25,889,000, of which $11,000,000 shall be 
available to the United States Customs Service for the 
Automated Commercial Environment project, of which $6,100,000 
shall be available to Departmental Offices for the 
International Trade Data System, and of which $8,789,000 shall 
be available to Departmental Offices to modernize its 
information technology infrastructure and for business solution 
software: Provided, That these funds shall remain available 
until September 30, 1999: Provided further, 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 shall be used to support or supplement Internal 
Revenue Service appropriations for Information Systems: 
Provided further, That of the $27,000,000 provided under this 
heading in Public Law 104-208, $12,000,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 1999: Provided further, That none 
of the funds appropriated for the International Trade Data 
System may be obligated until the Department has submitted a 
report on its system development plan to the Committees on 
Appropriations: Provided further, That the funds appropriated 
for the Automated Commercial Environment project may not be 
obligated until the Commissioner of Customs has submitted a 
systems architecture plan and a milestone schedule for the 
development and implementation of all projects included in the 
systems architecture plan, and the plan and schedule have been 
reviewed by the General Accounting Office and approved by the 
Committees on Appropriations.

                      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, as amended, not to exceed $2,000,000 for official travel 
expenses; including hire of passenger motor vehicles; and not 
to exceed $100,000 for unforeseen emergencies of a confidential 
nature, to be allocated and expended under the direction of the 
Inspector General of the Treasury; $29,719,000, of which 
$26,034 shall be transferred to the ``Departmental Offices'' 
appropriation for the reimbursement of Secret Service personnel 
in accordance with section 115 of this Act.

           Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration

    For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the Treasury 
Building and Annex, $10,484,000, to remain available until 
September 30, 1999.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, including hire of passenger motor vehicles; travel 
expenses of non-Federal law enforcement personnel to attend 
meetings concerned with financial intelligence activities, law 
enforcement, and financial regulation; not to exceed $14,000 
for official reception and representation expenses; and for 
assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies, with or without 
reimbursement; $22,835,000: Provided, That funds appropriated 
in this account may be used to procure personal services 
contracts.

                    Violent Crime Reduction Programs


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For activities authorized by Public Law 103-322, to remain 
available until expended, which shall be derived from the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund, as follows:
    (a) As authorized by section 190001(e), $131,000,000; of 
which $19,421,000 shall be available to the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms, including $3,000,000 foradministering the 
Gang Resistance Education and Training program, $3,974,000 for the 
canine explosives detection program, $5,200,000 for CEASEFIRE/IBIS, 
$5,639,000 for vehicles and communications systems, and $1,608,000 for 
collection of information on arson and explosives; of which $1,000,000 
shall be available to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for the 
Secure Outreach/Encrypted Transmission Program; of which $15,731,000 
shall be available to the United States Secret Service, including 
$6,700,000 for vehicle replacement, $1,460,000 to provide technical 
assistance and to assess the effectiveness of new technology intended 
to combat identity-based crimes, $5,000,000 for investigations of 
counterfeiting, and $2,571,000 for forensic and related support of 
investigations of missing and exploited children, of which $571,000 
shall be available as a grant for activities related to the 
investigations of exploited children and shall remain available until 
expended; of which $60,648,000 shall be available for the United States 
Customs Service, including $15,000,000 for high energy container x-ray 
systems and automated targeting systems, $5,735,000 for laboratory 
modernization, $7,400,000 for vehicle replacement, $8,413,000 for anti-
smuggling inspectors, $9,500,000 for the passenger processing 
initiative, $4,000,000 for redeploying agents and inspectors to high 
threat drug zones, $4,500,000 for Forward-Looking Infrared 
capabilities, $1,100,000 for construction of canopies for inspection of 
outbound vehicles along the Southwest border, and $5,000,000 to acquire 
vehicle and container inspection systems; of which $20,200,000 shall be 
available to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, including 
$13,000,000 to the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center for a 
program to transfer technology to State and local law enforcement 
agencies, $6,000,000 for a Federal Drug Free Prison Zone demonstration 
project, and $1,200,000 for Model State Drug Law Conferences; and of 
which $3,000,000 is provided to Federal Drug Control Programs for the 
Rocky Mountain HIDTA;
    (b) As authorized by section 32401, $10,000,000 to the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for disbursement 
through grants, cooperative agreements, or contracts to local 
governments for Gang Resistance Education and Training: 
Provided, That notwithstanding sections 32401 and 310001, such 
funds shall be allocated to State and local law enforcement and 
prevention organizations;
    (c) As authorized by section 180103, $1,000,000 to the 
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for specialized 
training for rural law enforcement officers.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center, as a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, 
including materials and support costs of Federal law 
enforcement basic training; purchase (not to exceed 52 for 
police-type use, without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation) and hire of passenger motor vehicles; for expenses 
for student athletic and related activities; uniforms without 
regard to the general purchase price limitation for the current 
fiscal year; the conducting of and participating in firearms 
matches and presentation of awards; for public awareness and 
enhancing community support of law enforcement training; not to 
exceed $9,500 for official reception and representation 
expenses; room and board for student interns; and services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; $64,663,000, of which up to 
$13,034,000 for materials and support costs of Federal law 
enforcement basic training shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000: Provided, That the Center is authorized to 
accept and use gifts of property, both real and personal, and 
to accept services, for authorized purposes, including funding 
of a gift of intrinsic value which shall be awarded annually by 
the Director of the Center to the outstanding student who 
graduated from a basic training program at the Center during 
the previous fiscal year, which shall be funded only by gifts 
received through the Center's gift authority: Provided further, 
That notwithstanding any other provision of law, students 
attending training at any Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center site shall reside in on-Center or Center-provided 
housing, insofar as available and in accordance with Center 
policy: Provided further, That funds appropriated in this 
account shall be available, at the discretion of the Director, 
for: training United States Postal Service law enforcement 
personnel and Postal police officers; State and local 
government law enforcement training on a space-available basis; 
training of foreign law enforcement officials on a space-
available basis with reimbursement of actual costs to this 
appropriation, except that reimbursement may be waived by the 
Secretary for law enforcement training activities in foreign 
countries undertaken pursuant to section 801 of the 
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, Public 
Law 104-32; training of private sector security officials on a 
space-available basis with reimbursement of actual costs to 
this appropriation; and travel expenses of non-Federal 
personnel to attend course development meetings and training at 
the Center: Provided further, That the Center is authorized to 
obligate funds in anticipation of reimbursements from agencies 
receiving training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, except that total obligationsat the end of the fiscal 
year shall not exceed total budgetary resources available at the end of 
the fiscal year: Provided further, That the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center is authorized to provide short term medical services 
for students undergoing training at the Center.


     acquisition, construction, improvements, and related expenses


    For expansion of the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, for acquisition of necessary additional real property 
and facilities, and for ongoing maintenance, facility 
improvements, and related expenses, $32,548,000, to remain 
available until expended.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 interagency crime and drug enforcement


    For expenses necessary for the detection and investigation 
of individuals involved in organized crime drug trafficking, 
including cooperative efforts with State and local law 
enforcement, $73,794,000, of which $7,827,000 shall remain 
available until expended.

                      Financial Management Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Financial Management Service, 
$202,490,000, of which not to exceed $13,235,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2000 for information systems 
modernization initiatives: Provided, That beginning in fiscal 
year 1998 and thereafter, there are appropriated such sums as 
may be necessary to reimburse Federal Reserve Banks in their 
capacity as depositaries and fiscal agents for the United 
States for all services required or directed by the Secretary 
of the Treasury to be performed by such banks on behalf of the 
Treasury or other Federal agencies.

                Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms, including purchase of not to exceed 650 vehicles 
for police-type use for replacement only and hire of passenger 
motor vehicles; hire of aircraft; services of expert witnesses 
at such rates as may be determined by the Director; for payment 
of per diem and/or subsistence allowances to employees where an 
assignment to the National Response Team during the 
investigation of a bombing or arson incident requires an 
employee to work 16 hours or more per day or to remain 
overnight at his or her post of duty; not to exceed $12,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses; for training of 
State and local law enforcement agencies with or without 
reimbursement, including training in connection with the 
training and acquisition of canines for explosives and fire 
accelerants detection; and provision of laboratory assistance 
to State and local agencies, with or without reimbursement; 
$478,934,000, of which $1,250,000 may be used for the Youth 
Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative; of which not to exceed 
$1,000,000 shall be available for the payment of attorneys' 
fees as provided by 18 U.S.C. 924(d)(2); and of which 
$1,000,000 shall be available for the equipping of any vessel, 
vehicle, equipment, or aircraft available for official use by a 
State or local law enforcement agency if the conveyance will be 
used in drug-related joint law enforcement operations with the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and for the payment of 
overtime salaries, travel, fuel, training, equipment, and other 
similar costs of State and local law enforcement officers that 
are incurred in joint operations with the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms: Provided, That no funds made available by 
this or any other Act may be used to transfer the functions, 
missions, or activities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms to other agencies or Departments in the fiscal year 
ending on September 30, 1998: Provided further, That no funds 
appropriated herein shall be available for salaries or 
administrative expenses in connection with consolidating or 
centralizing, within the Department of the Treasury, the 
records, or any portion thereof, of acquisition and disposition 
of firearms maintained by Federal firearms licensees: Provided 
further, That no funds appropriated herein shall be used to pay 
administrative expenses or the compensation of any officer or 
employee of the United States to implement an amendment or 
amendments to 27 CFR 178.118 or to change the definition of 
``Curios or relics'' in 27 CFR 178.11 or remove any item from 
ATF Publication 5300.11 as it existed on January 1, 1994: 
Provided further, That none of the funds appropriated herein 
shall be available to investigate or act upon applications for 
relief from Federal firearms disabilities under 18 U.S.C. 
925(c): Provided further, That such funds shall be available to 
investigate and act upon applications filed by corporations for 
relief from Federal firearms disabilities under 18 U.S.C. 
925(c): Provided further, That no funds in this Act may be used 
to provide ballistics imaging equipment to any State or local 
authority who has obtained similar equipment through a Federal 
grant or subsidy unless the State or local authority agrees to 
return that equipment or to repay that grant or subsidy to the 
Federal Government: Provided further, That no funds under this 
Act may be used to electronically retrieve information gathered 
pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 923(g)(4) by name or any personal 
identification code.


                         laboratory facilities


    For necessary expenses for construction of a new facility 
or facilities to house the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms National Laboratory Center and the Fire Investigation 
Research and Development Center, not to exceed 185,000 
occupiable square feet, $55,022,000 to remainavailable until 
expended: Provided, That these funds shall not be available until a 
prospectus for the Laboratory Facilities is reviewed and resolutions of 
authorization are approved by the House Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Environment and Public 
Works.

                     United States Customs Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the United States Customs 
Service, including purchase and lease of up to 1,050 motor 
vehicles of which 985 are for replacement only and of which 
1,030 are for police-type use and commercial operations; hire 
of motor vehicles; contracting with individuals for personal 
services abroad; not to exceed $30,000 for official reception 
and representation expenses; and awards of compensation to 
informers, as authorized by any Act enforced by the United 
States Customs Service; $1,522,165,000, of which such sums as 
become available in the Customs User Fee Account, except sums 
subject to section 13031(f)(3) of the Consolidated Omnibus 
Reconciliation Act of 1985, as amended (19 U.S.C. 58c(f)(3)), 
shall be derived from that Account; of the total, not to exceed 
$150,000 shall be available for payment for rental space in 
connection with preclearance operations, and not to exceed 
$4,000,000 shall be available until expended for research, not 
to exceed $5,000,000 shall be available until expended for 
conducting special operations pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 2081, and 
up to $6,000,000 shall be available until expended for the 
procurement of automation infrastructure items, including 
hardware, software, and installation: Provided, That uniforms 
may be purchased without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation for the current fiscal year: Provided further, That 
$1,250,000 shall be available to fund the Global Trade and 
Research Program at the Montana World Trade Center: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
fiscal year aggregate overtime limitation prescribed in 
subsection 5(c)(1) of the Act of February 13, 1911 (19 U.S.C. 
261 and 267) shall be $30,000.


 operations, maintenance and procurement, air and marine interdiction 
                                programs


    For expenses, not otherwise provided for, necessary for the 
operation and maintenance of marine vessels, aircraft, and 
other related equipment of the Air and Marine Programs, 
including operational training and mission-related travel, and 
rental payments for facilities occupied by the air or marine 
interdiction and demand reduction programs, the operations of 
which include: the interdiction of narcotics and other goods; 
the provision of support to Customs and other Federal, State, 
and local agencies in the enforcement or administration of laws 
enforced by the Customs Service; and, at the discretion of the 
Commissioner of Customs, the provision of assistance to 
Federal, State, and local agencies in other law enforcement and 
emergency humanitarian efforts; $92,758,000, which shall remain 
available until expended: Provided, That no aircraft or other 
related equipment, with the exception of aircraft which is one 
of a kind and has been identified as excess to Customs 
requirements and aircraft which has been damaged beyond repair, 
shall be transferred to any other Federal agency, Department, 
or office outside of the Department of the Treasury, during 
fiscal year 1998 without the prior approval of the Committees 
on Appropriations.


                   customs services at small airports


                  (to be derived from fees collected)


    Beginning in fiscal year 1998 and thereafter, such sums as 
may be necessary for expenses for the provision of Customs 
services at certain small airports or other facilities when 
authorized by law and designated by the Secretary of the 
Treasury, including expenditures for the salary and expenses of 
individuals employed to provide such services, to be derived 
from fees collected by the Secretary pursuant to section 236 of 
Public Law 98-573 for each of these airports or other 
facilities when authorized by law and designated by the 
Secretary, and to remain available until expended.


                   harbor maintenance fee collection


    For administrative expenses related to the collection of 
the Harbor Maintenance Fee, pursuant to Public Law 103-182, 
$3,000,000, to be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust 
Fund and to be transferred to and merged with the Customs 
``Salaries and Expenses'' account for such purposes.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     administering the public debt


    For necessary expenses connected with any public-debt 
issues of the United States, $173,826,000, of which not to 
exceed $2,500 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses, and of which $2,000,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2000 for information systems 
modernization initiatives: Provided, That the sum appropriated 
herein from the General Fund for fiscal year 1998 shall be 
reduced by not more than $4,400,000 as definitive security 
issue fees and Treasury Direct Investor Account Maintenance 
fees are collected, so as to result in a final fiscal year 1998 
appropriation from the General Fund estimated at $169,426,000, 
and in addition, $20,000, to be derived from the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund to reimburse the Bureau for administrative 
and personnel expenses for financial management of the Fund, as 
authorized by section 102 of Public Law 101-380: Provided 
further, That notwithstanding any other provisions of law, 
effective upon enactment, the Bureau of the Public Debt shall 
be fully and directly reimbursed by the funds described in 
Public Law 101-136, title I, section 104, 103 Stat. 789 for 
costs and services performed by the Bureau in the 
administration of such funds.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                 processing, assistance, and management


    For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service, not 
otherwise provided for; including processing tax returns; 
revenue accounting; providing tax law and account assistance to 
taxpayers by telephone and correspondence; matching information 
returns and tax returns; management services; rent and 
utilities; and inspection; including purchase (not to exceed 
150 for replacement only for police-type use) and hire of 
passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); and services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined 
by the Commissioner; $2,925,874,000, of which up to $3,700,000 
shall be for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, and of 
which not to exceed $25,000 shall be for official reception and 
representation expenses.


                          tax law enforcement


                         (including rescission)


    For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service for 
determining and establishing tax liabilities; tax and 
enforcement litigation; technical rulings; examining employee 
plans and exempt organizations; investigation and enforcement 
activities; securing unfiled tax returns; collecting unpaid 
accounts; statistics of income and compliance research; the 
purchase (for police-type use, not to exceed 850), and hire of 
passenger motor vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); and services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined 
by the Commissioner, $3,142,822,000: Provided, That of the 
funds appropriated under this heading in Public Law 104-208, 
$26,000,000 is rescinded and in Public Law 104-52, $6,000,000 
is rescinded.


             earned income tax credit compliance initiative


    For funding essential earned income tax credit compliance 
and error reduction initiatives pursuant to section 5702 of the 
Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33), $138,000,000, 
of which not to exceed $10,000,000 may be used to reimburse the 
Social Security Administration for the costs of implementing 
section 1090 of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997.


                          information systems


    For necessary expenses for data processing and 
telecommunications support for Internal Revenue Service 
activities, including developmental information systems and 
operational information systems; the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles (31 U.S.C. 1343(b)); and services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, at such rates as may be determined by the 
Commissioner, $1,272,487,000, which shall be available until 
September 30, 1999: Provided, That under the heading 
``Information Systems'' in Public Law 104-208 (110 Stat. 3009), 
the following is deleted: ``of which no less than $130,075,000 
shall be available for Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) 
development and deployment'': Provided further, That the IRS 
shall submit a reprogramming request, of which no less than 
$87,000,000 shall be available for Year 2000 conversion: 
Provided further, That none of the funds under this heading, or 
funds made available under this heading in any previous Acts, 
may be obligated to award or otherwise initiate a Prime 
contract to implement the Internal Revenue Service's 
Modernization blueprint submitted to Congress on May 15, 1997, 
although funds may be used to develop a Request for Proposals 
for the Prime contract.


                   information technology investments


    For necessary expenses for the capital asset acquisition of 
information technology systems, including management and 
related contractual costs of said acquisition, including 
contractual costs associated with operations as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, $325,000,000, which shall remain available until 
September 30, 2000: Provided, That none of these funds is 
available for obligation until September 1, 1998: Provided 
further, That none of these funds shall be obligated until the 
Internal Revenue Service and the Department ofthe Treasury 
submits to Congress for approval, a plan for expenditure that: (1) 
implements the Internal Revenue Service's Modernization Blueprint 
submitted to Congress on May 15, 1997; (2) meets the information 
systems investment guidelines established by the Office of Management 
and Budget in the fiscal year 1998 budget; (3) has been reviewed and 
approved by the Internal Revenue Service's Investment Review Board, the 
Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of the Treasury's 
Modernization Management Board, and has been reviewed by the General 
Accounting Office; (4) meets the requirements of the May 15, 1997 
Internal Revenue Service's Systems Life Cycle program; and (5) is in 
compliance with acquisition rules, requirements, guidelines, and 
systems acquisition management practices of the Federal Government.


          administrative provisions--internal revenue service


    Section 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 House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 102. The Internal Revenue Service shall maintain a 
training program to ensure that Internal Revenue Service 
employees are trained in taxpayers' rights, in dealing 
courteously with the taxpayers, and in cross-cultural 
relations.
    Sec. 103. The funds provided in this Act for the Internal 
Revenue Service shall be used to provide, as a minimum, the 
fiscal year 1995 level of service, staffing, and funding for 
Taxpayer Services.
    Sec. 104. None of the funds appropriated by this title 
shall be used in connection with the collection of any 
underpayment of any tax imposed by the Internal Revenue Code of 
1986 unless the conduct of officers and employees of the 
Internal Revenue Service in connection with such collection, 
including any private sector employees under contract to the 
Internal Revenue Service, complies with subsection (a) of 
section 805 (relating to communications in connection with debt 
collection), and section 806 (relating to harassment or abuse), 
of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. 1692).
    Sec. 105. The Internal Revenue Service shall institute and 
enforce policies and procedures which will safeguard the 
confidentiality of taxpayer information.
    Sec. 106. Funds made available by this or any other Act to 
the Internal Revenue Service shall be available for improved 
facilities and increased manpower to provide sufficient and 
effective 1-800 help line for taxpayers. The Commissioner shall 
continue to make the improvement of the IRS 1-800 help line 
service a priority and allocate resources necessary to increase 
phone lines and staff to improve the IRS 1-800 help line 
service.
    Sec. 107. Hereafter, no field support reorganization of the 
Internal Revenue Service shall be undertaken in Aberdeen, South 
Dakota until the Internal Revenue Service toll-free help phone 
line assistance program reaches at least an 80 percent service 
level. The Commissioner shall submit to Congress a report and 
the GAO shall certify to Congress that the 80 percent service 
level has been met.
    Sec. 108. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
reorganization of the field office structure of the Internal 
Revenue Service Criminal Investigation division will result in 
a reduction of criminal investigators in Wisconsin and South 
Dakota from the 1996 level.

                      United States Secret Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the United States Secret Service, 
including purchase not to exceed 705 vehicles for police-type 
use, of which 675 shall be for replacement only, and hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; hire of aircraft; training and 
assistance requested by State and local governments, which may 
be provided without reimbursement; services of expert witnesses 
at such rates as may be determined by the Director; rental of 
buildings in the District of Columbia, and fencing, lighting, 
guard booths, and other facilities on private or other property 
not in Government ownership or control, as may be necessary to 
perform protective functions; for payment of per diem and/or 
subsistence allowances to employees where a protective 
assignment during the actual day or days of the visit of a 
protectee require an employee to work 16 hours per day or to 
remain overnight at his or her post of duty; the conducting of 
and participating in firearms matches; presentation of awards; 
for travel of Secret Service employees on protective missions 
without regard to the limitations on such expenditures in this 
or any other Act if approval is obtained in advance from the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations; for repairs, 
alterations, and minor construction at the James J. Rowley 
Secret Service Training Center; for research and development; 
for making grants to conduct behavioral research in support of 
protective research and operations; not to exceed $20,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses; for sponsorship 
of a conference for the Women in Federal Law Enforcement, to be 
held during fiscal year 1998; not to exceed $50,000 to provide 
technical assistance and equipment to foreign law enforcement 
organizations in counterfeit investigations; for payment in 
advance for commercial accommodations as may be necessary to 
perform protective functions; and for uniforms without regard 
to the general purchase price limitation for the current fiscal 
year; $564,348,000.


      acquisition, construction, improvement, and related expenses


    For necessary expenses of construction, repair, alteration, 
and improvement of facilities, $8,799,000, to remain available 
until expended.

             General Provisions--Department of the Treasury

    Sec. 110. Any obligation or expenditure by the Secretary in 
connection with law enforcement activities of a Federal agency 
or a Department of the Treasury law enforcement organization in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 9703(g)(4)(B) from unobligated 
balances remaining in the Fund on September 30, 1998, shall be 
made in compliance with reprogramming guidelines.
    Sec. 111. Appropriations to the Treasury Department 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. 112. The funds provided to the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms for fiscal year 1998 in this Act for the 
enforcement of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act shall be 
expended in a manner so as not to diminish enforcement efforts 
with respect to section 105 of the Federal Alcohol 
Administration Act.
    Sec. 113. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriations in 
this Act made available to the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Bureau of 
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Customs Service, and U.S. 
Secret Service may be transferred between such appropriations 
upon the advance approval of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations. No transfer may increase or decrease any such 
appropriation by more than 2 percent.
    Sec. 114. Not to exceed 2 percent of any appropriations in 
this Act made available to the Departmental Offices, Office of 
Inspector General, Financial Management Service, and Bureau of 
the Public Debt, may be transferred between such appropriations 
upon the advance approval of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations. No transfer may increase or decrease any such 
appropriation by more than 2 percent.
    Sec. 115. The Secretary of the Treasury shall pay from 
amounts transferred to the ``Departmental Offices'' 
appropriation, up to $26,034 to reimburse Secret Service 
personnel for any attorney fees and costs they incurred with 
respect to investigation by the Department of the Treasury 
Inspector General concerning testimony provided to Congress: 
Provided, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay an 
individual in full upon submission by the individual of 
documentation verifying the attorney fees and costs: Provided 
further, That the liability of the United States shall not be 
inferred from enactment of or payment under this provision: 
Provided further, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall not 
pay any claim filed under this section that is filed later than 
120 days after the date of enactment of this Act: Provided 
further, That payment under this provision, when accepted, 
shall be in full satisfaction of all claims of, or on behalf 
of, the individual Secret Service agents who were the subjects 
of said investigation.
    Sec. 116. (a)(1) Effective beginning on the date determined 
under paragraph (2), the compensation and other emoluments 
attached to the Office of Secretary of the Treasury shall be 
those that would then apply if Public Law 103-2 (107 Stat. 4; 
31 U.S.C. 301 note) had never been enacted.
    (2) Paragraph (1) shall become effective on the later of--
            (A) the day after the date on which the individual 
        holding the Office of Secretary of the Treasury on 
        January 1, 1997, ceases to hold that office; or
            (B) the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (3) Nothing in this subsection shall be considered to 
affect the compensation or emoluments due to any individual in 
connection with any period preceding the date determined under 
paragraph (2).
    (b) Subsection (b) of the first section of the public law 
referred to in subsection (a)(1) of this section shall not 
apply in the case of any appointment the consent of the Senate 
to which occurs on or after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.
    (c) This section shall not be limited (for purposes of 
determining whether a provision of this section applies or 
continues to apply) to fiscal year 1998.
    Sec. 117. (a) Requirement of Advance Submission of Treasury 
Testimony.--During the fiscal year covered by this Act, any 
officer or employee of the Department of the Treasury who is 
scheduled to testify before the Committee on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives or the Senate, or any of its 
subcommittees, shall, not less than 7 calendar days (excluding 
Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal legal public holidays) 
preceding the scheduled date of the testimony, submit to the 
committee or subcommittee--
            (1) a written statement of the testimony to be 
        presented, regardless of whether such statement is to 
        be submitted for inclusion in the record of the 
        hearing; and
            (2) any other written information to be submitted 
        for inclusion in the record of the hearing.
    (b) Limitation on Treasury Clearance Process.--None of the 
funds made available in this Act may be used for any clearance 
process within the Department of the Treasury that could cause 
a submission beyond the specified time, as officially 
transmitted by the committee, of--
            (1) any corrections to the transcript copy of 
        testimony given before the Committee on Appropriations 
        of the House of Representatives or the Senate, or any 
        of its subcommittees; or
            (2) any information to be provided in writing in 
        response to an oral or written request by such 
        committee or subcommittee for specific information for 
        inclusion in the record of the hearing.
    (b) Exception.--The time periods established in subsections 
(a) and (b) shall not apply to any specific testimony, or 
corrections, if the Secretary of the Treasury--
            (1) determines that special circumstances prevent 
        compliance; and
            (2) submits to the committee or subcommittee 
        involved a written notification of such determination, 
        including the Secretary's estimate of the time periods 
        required for specific testimony, information, or 
        corrections.
    Sec. 118. (a) New Rates of Basic Pay.--Section 501 of the 
District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1958, 
(District of Columbia Code, section 4-416), is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)(1), by striking ``Interior'' 
        and all that follows through ``Treasury,'' and 
        inserting ``Interior'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection 
        (b)(3);
            (3) in subsection (b)(3) (as redesignated)--
                    (A) by striking ``or to officers and 
                members of the United States Secret Service 
                Uniformed Division''; and
                    (B) by striking ``subsection (b) of this 
                section'' and inserting ``this subsection''; 
                and
            (4) by adding after subsection (b) the following 
        new subsection:
    ``(c)(1) The annual rates of basic compensation of officers 
and members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed 
Division, serving in classes corresponding or similar to those 
in the salary schedule in section 101 (District of Columbia 
Code, section 4-406), shall be fixed in accordance with the 
following schedule of rates:


                                                                    ``SALARY SCHEDULE                                                                   
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                                                                                                 Service steps                                          
                Salary class and title                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           1          2          3          4          5          6          7          8          9    
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Class 1: Private                                          29,215     30,088     31,559     33,009     35,331     37,681     39,128     40,593     42,052
Class 4: Sergeant                                         39,769     41,747     43,728     45,718     47,715     49,713                                 
Class 5: Lieutenant                                       45,148     47,411     49,663     51,924     54,180                                            
Class 7: Captain                                          52,523     55,155     57,788     60,388                                                       
Class 8: Inspector                                        60,886     63,918     66,977     70,029                                                       
Class 9: Deputy Chief                                     71,433     76,260     81,113     85,950                                                       
Class 10: Assistant Chief                                 84,694     90,324     95,967                                                                  
Class 11: Chief of the United States Secret Service                                                                                                     
 Uniformed Division                                       98,383    104,923                                                                             
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    ``(2) Effective at the beginning of the first applicable 
pay period commencing on or after the first day of the month in 
which an adjustment takes effect under section 5303 of title 5, 
United States Code (or any subsequent similar provision of 
law), in the rates of pay under the General Schedule (or any 
pay system that may supersede such schedule), the annual rates 
of basic compensation of officers and members of the United 
States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall be adjusted by 
the Secretary of the Treasury by an amount equal to the 
percentage of such annual rate of pay which corresponds to the 
overall percentage of the adjustment made in the rates of pay 
under the General Schedule.
    ``(3) Locality-based comparability payments authorized 
under section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, shall be 
applicable to the basic pay under this section, except 
locality-based comparability payments may not be paid at a rate 
which, when added to the rate of basic pay otherwise payable to 
the officer or member, would cause the total to exceed the rate 
of basic pay payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule.
    ``(4) Basic pay, and any locality pay combined with basic 
pay may not be paid by reason of any provision of this 
subsection (disregarding any locality-based comparability 
payment payable under Federal law) at a rate in excess of the 
rate of basic pay payable for level V of the Executive Schedule 
contained in subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 5, United 
States Code.
    ``(5) Any reference in any law to the salary schedule in 
section 101 (District of Columbia Code, section 4-406) with 
respect to officers and members of the United States Secret 
Service Uniformed Division shall be considered to be a 
reference to the salary schedule in paragraph (1) of this 
subsection as adjusted in accordance with this subsection.
    ``(6)(A) Except as otherwise permitted by or under law, no 
allowance, differential, bonus, award, or other similar cash 
payment under this title or under title 5, United States Code, 
may be paid to an officer or member of the United States Secret 
Service Uniformed Division in a calendar year if, or to the 
extent that, when added to the total basic pay paid or payable 
to such officer or member for service performed in such 
calendar year as an officer or member, such payment would cause 
the total to exceed the annual rate of basic pay payable for 
level I of the Executive Schedule, as of the end of such 
calendar year.
    ``(B) This paragraph shall not apply to any payment under 
the following provisions of title 5, United States Code:
            ``(i) Subchapter III or VII of chapter 55, or 
        section 5596.
            ``(ii) Chapter 57 (other than section 5753, 5754, 
        or 5755).
            ``(iii) Chapter 59 (other than section 5928).
    ``(7)(A) Any amount which is not paid to an officer or 
member of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division 
in a calendar year because of the limitation under paragraph 
(6) shall be paid to such officer or member in a lump sum at 
the beginning of the following calendar year.
    ``(B) Any amount paid under this paragraph in a calendar 
year shall be taken into account for purposes of applying the 
limitations under paragraph (6) with respect to such calendar 
year.
    ``(8) The Office of Personnel Management shall prescribe 
regulations as may be necessary (consistent with section 5582 
of title 5, United States Code) concerning how a lump-sum 
payment under paragraph (7) shall be made with respect to any 
employee who dies before an amount payable to such employee 
under paragraph (7) is made.''.
    (b) Conversion to New Salary Schedule.--
            (1)(A) Effective on the first day of the first pay 
        period beginning after the date of enactment of this 
        section, the Secretary of the Treasury shall fix the 
        rates of basic pay for members of the United States 
        Secret Service Uniformed Division in accordance with 
        this paragraph.
            (B) Subject to subparagraph (C), each officer and 
        member receiving basic compensation, immediately prior 
        to the effective date of this section, at one of the 
        scheduled rates in the salary schedule in section 101 
        of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary 
        Act of 1958, as adjusted by law and as in effect prior 
        to the effective date of this section, shall be placed 
        in and receive basic compensation at the corresponding 
        scheduled service step of the salary schedule under 
        subsection (a)(4).
            (C)(i) The Assistant Chief and the Chief of the 
        United States Secret Service Uniformed Division shall 
        be placed in and receive basic compensation in salary 
        class 10 and salary class 11, respectively, in the 
        appropriate service step in the new salary class in 
        accordance with section 304 of the District of Columbia 
        Police and Firemen's Salary Act 1958 (District of 
        Columbia Code, section 4-413).
            (ii) Each member whose position is to be converted 
        to the salary schedule under section 501(c) of the 
        District of Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 
        1958 (District of Columbia Code, section 4-416(c)) as 
        amended by this section, in accordance with subsection 
        (a) of this section, and who, prior to the effective 
        date of this section has earned, but has not been 
        credited with, an increase in his or her rate of pay 
        shall be afforded that increase before such member is 
        placed in the corresponding service step in the salary 
        schedule under section 501(c).
            (2) Except in the cases of the Assistant Chief and 
        the Chief of the United States Secret Service Uniformed 
        Division, the conversion of positions and individuals 
        to appropriate classes of the salary schedule under 
        section 501(c) of the District of Columbia Police and 
        Firemen's Salary Act of 1958 (District of Columbia 
        Code, section 4-416(c)) as amended by this section, and 
        the initial adjustments of rates of basic pay of those 
        positions and individuals, in accordance with paragraph 
        (1) of this subsection, shall not be considered to be 
        transfers or promotions within the meaning of section 
        304 of the District of Columbia Police and Firemen's 
        Salary Act of 1958 (District of Columbia Code, section 
        4-413).
            (3) Each member whose position is converted to the 
        salary schedule under section 501(c) of the District of 
        Columbia Police and Firemen's Salary Act of 1958 
        (District of Columbia Code, section 4-416(c)) as 
        amended by this section, in accordance with subsection 
        (a) of this section, shall be granted credit for 
        purposes of such member's first service step adjustment 
        under the salary schedule in such section 510(c) for 
        all satisfactory service performed by the member since 
        the member's last increase in basic pay prior to the 
        adjustment under that section.
    (c) Limitation on Pay Period Earnings.--The Act of August 
15, 1950 (64 Stat. 477), (District of Columbia Code, section 4-
1104), is amended--
            (1) in subsection (h), by striking ``any officer or 
        member'' each place it appears and inserting ``an 
        officer or member of the Metropolitan Police force, of 
        the Fire Department of the District of Columbia, or of 
        the United States Park Police'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (h)(3) as 
        subsection (i); and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following 
        new paragraph:
            ``(3)(A) no premium pay provided by this section 
        shall be paid to, and no compensatory time is 
        authorized for, any officer or member of the United 
        States Secret Service Uniformed Division whose rate of 
        basic pay, combined with any applicable locality-based 
        comparability payment, equals or exceeds the lesser 
        of--
                    ``(i) 150 percent of the minimum rate 
                payable for grade GS-15 of the General Schedule 
                (including any applicable locality-based 
                comparability payment under section 5304 of 
                title 5,United States Code or any similar 
provision of law, and any applicable special rate of pay under section 
5305 of title 5, United States Code or any similar provision of law); 
or
                    ``(ii) the rate payable for level V of the 
                Executive Schedule contained in subchapter II 
                of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code.
            ``(B) In the case of any officer or member of the 
        United States Secret Service Uniformed Division whose 
        rate of basic pay, combined with any applicable 
        locality-based comparability payment, is less than the 
        lesser of--
                    ``(i) 150 percent of the minimum rate 
                payable for grade GS-15 of the General Schedule 
                (including any applicable locality-based 
                comparability payment under section 5304 of 
                title 5, United States Code or any similar 
                provision of law, and any applicable special 
                rate of pay under section 5305 of title 5, 
                United States Code or any similar provision of 
                law); or
                    ``(ii) the rate payable for level V of the 
                Executive Schedule contained in subchapter II 
                of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code,

        such premium pay may be paid only to the extent that 
        such payment would not cause such officer or member's 
        aggregate rate of compensation to exceed such lesser 
        amount with respect to any pay period.''.
    (d) Savings Provision.--On the effective date of this 
section, any existing special salary rates authorized for 
members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division 
under section 5305 of title 5, United States Code (or any 
previous similar provision of law) and any special rates of pay 
or special pay adjustments under section 403, 404, or 405 of 
the Federal Law Enforcement Pay Reform Act of 1990 applicable 
to members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed 
Division shall be rendered inapplicable.
    (e) Conforming Amendment.--The Federal Law Enforcement Pay 
Reform Act of 1990 (104 Stat. 1466) is amended by striking 
subsections (b)(1) and (c)(1) of section 405.
    (f) Effective Date.--The provisions of this section shall 
become effective on the first day of the first pay period 
beginning after the date of enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 119. Section 117 of the Treasury, Postal Service, and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 1997 (as contained in 
section 101(f) of division A of Public Law 104-208) is hereby 
repealed.
    Sec. 120. Based on results of industry response to the 
Request for Proposals, in tax-year 1998, the Internal Revenue 
Service (IRS) shall initiate a pilot project which would pay 
qualified returns preparers, electronic return originators, or 
transmitters who electronically forward and file tax returns 
(form 1040 and related information returns) properly formatted 
and accepted by the Internal Revenue Service, up to $3.00 per 
return so filed if such payments are determined by the 
Commissioner of the IRS to be in the best interest of the 
government: Provided, That the payment may not be made unless 
the electronic filing service is provided without charge to the 
taxpayer whose return is so filed: Provided further, That the 
IRS shall use standard procurement processes to establish this 
pilot project and through these processes, IRS shall assure the 
security of all electronic transmissions and the full 
protection of the privacy of taxpayer data.
    Sec. 121. Subsection (a) of section 5378, title 5 U.S.C., 
is amended to read as follows:
    ``(a) The Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, or 
his designee, in his sole discretion shall fix the rates of 
basic pay for positions within the police forces of the United 
States Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without 
regard to the pay provisions of title 5, United States Code, 
except that no entry-level police officer shall receive basic 
pay for a calendar year that is less than the basic rate of pay 
for General Schedule GS-7 and no executive security official 
shall receive basic compensation for a calendar year that 
exceeds the basic rate of pay for General Schedule GS-15.''.
    Sec. 122. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized 
to receive all unavailable collections transferred from the 
Special Forfeiture Fund established by section 26073 of the 
Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988 (21 U.S.C. Section 1509) by the 
Director of the Office of Drug Control Policy as a deposit into 
the Treasury Forfeiture Fund (31 U.S.C. Section 9703(a)), to 
become available for obligation on October 1, 1998, as revenue 
available for purposes identified under 31 U.S.C. Section 
9703(g)(4)(B).
    (b) Paragraph (3)(C) of section 9703(g) of title 31, United 
States Code, is amended by adding after the last sentence of 
that paragraph as amended by Public Law 104-208, the following 
sentence: ``Unobligated balances remaining pursuant to section 
4(B) of 9703(g) shall also be carried forward.''.
    (c) Paragraph (4)(B) of section 9703(g) of title 31, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``, subject to subparagraph 
(C),'' from the first and only sentence of that paragraph.
    Sec. 123. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary of the Treasury shall establish the port of Kodiak, 
Alaska as a port of entry and United States CustomsService 
personnel in Anchorage, Alaska shall serve such port of entry. There 
are authorized to be appropriated such sums as necessary to cover the 
costs associated with the performance of customs functions using such 
United States Customs Service personnel.
    Sec. 124. None of the funds made available by this Act may 
be used by the Inspector General to contract for advisory and 
assistance services that has the meaning given such term in 
section 1105(g) of title 31, United States Code.
    This title may be cited as the ``Treasury Department 
Appropriations Act, 1998''.

                        TITLE II--POSTAL SERVICE

                  Payments to the Postal Service Fund


                   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, 
$86,274,000: 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 in the fiscal year 
ending on September 30, 1998.
    This title may be cited as the ``Postal Service 
Appropriations Act, 1998''.

TITLE III--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO 
                             THE PRESIDENT

        Compensation of the President and the White House Office


                     compensation of the president


    For compensation of the President, including an expense 
allowance at the rate of $50,000 per annum as authorized by 3 
U.S.C. 102; $250,000: Provided, That none of the funds made 
available for official expenses shall be expended for any other 
purpose and any unused amount shall revert to the Treasury 
pursuant to section 1552 of title 31, United States Code: 
Provided further, That none of the funds made available for 
official expenses shall be considered as taxable to the 
President.


                         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; including 
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, newspapers, periodicals, teletype 
news service, and travel (not to exceed $100,000 to be expended 
and accounted for as provided by 3 U.S.C. 103); not to exceed 
$19,000 for official entertainment expenses, to be available 
for allocation within the Executive Office of the President; 
$51,199,000: Provided, That $9,800,000 of the funds 
appropriated shall be available for reimbursements to the White 
House Communications Agency.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           operating expenses


    For the care, maintenance, repair and alteration, 
refurnishing, improvement, heating and lighting, including 
electric power and fixtures, of the Executive Residence at the 
White House and official entertainment expenses of the 
President, $8,045,000, to be expended and accounted for as 
provided by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109-110, 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 section 3717 of 
title 31, United States Code: 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 (1) 
implement 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; and (2) prepare and submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations, by not later than December 1, 
1997, a report setting forth a detailed description of such 
system and a schedule for its implementation: 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, $200,000, to remain 
available until expended for renovation and relocation of the 
White House laundry, to be expended and accounted for as 
provided by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109-110, 112-114.

 Special Assistance to the President and the Official Residence of the 
                             Vice 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; $3,378,000.


                           operating expenses


    For the care, operation, refurnishing, improvement, 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 for official 
entertainment expenses of the Vice President, to be accounted 
for solely on his certificate; $334,000: Provided, That 
advances or repayments or transfers from this appropriation may 
be made to any department or agency for expenses of carrying 
out such activities.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Council in carrying out its 
functions under the Employment Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1021), 
$3,542,000.

                      Office of Policy Development


                         salaries and expenses


    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; $3,983,000.

                       National Security Council


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the National Security Council, 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $6,648,000.

                        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 $28,883,000, of which 
$2,000,000 shall remain available until expended for a capital 
investment plan which provides for the modernization of the 
information technology infrastructure.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Management and 
Budget, including hire of passenger motor vehicles, services as 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $57,440,000, of which not to 
exceed $5,000,000 shall be available to carry out the 
provisions of 44 U.S.C. chapter 35: Provided, That, as provided 
in 31 U.S.C. 1301(a), appropriations shall be applied only to 
the objects for which appropriations were made except as 
otherwise provided by law: Provided further, 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 House and Senate Committees on Appropriations or the 
House and Senate Committees on Veterans' Affairs or their 
subcommittees: Provided further, That this proviso shall not 
apply to printed hearings released by the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations or the House and Senate Committees 
on Veterans' Affairs.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         salaries and expenses


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy; for research activities pursuant to title I of 
Public Law 100-690; not to exceed $8,000 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; $35,016,000, of which 
$17,000,000 shall remain available until expended, consisting 
of $1,000,000 for policy research and evaluation and 
$16,000,000 for the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center 
for counternarcotics research and development projects: 
Provided, That the $16,000,000 for the Counterdrug Technology 
Assessment Center shall be available for transfer to other 
Federal departments or agencies: Provided further, That the 
Office is authorized to accept, hold, administer, and utilize 
gifts, both real and personal, for the purpose of aiding or 
facilitating the work of the Office: Provided further, That not 
before December 31, 1997, the Director of the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy shall transfer all balances in the 
Special Forfeiture Fund established by section 6073 of the 
Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1988 (21 U.S.C. section 1509) to the 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund (31 U.S.C. section 9703(a)).

                     Federal Drug Control Programs


             high intensity drug trafficking areas program


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, 
$159,007,000 for drug control activities consistent with the 
approved strategy for each of the designated High Intensity 
Drug Trafficking Areas, of which $3,000,000 shall be used for a 
newly designated High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin should the Director of the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy determine the location meets the 
designated criteria; of which $7,300,000 shall be used for 
national efforts related to methamphetamine reduction; of which 
$1,500,000 shall be used for methamphetamine reduction efforts 
within the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; 
of which $6,000,000 shall be used for a newly designated High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in the three State area of 
Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia; of which $1,000,000 
shall be used for a newly designated High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area in central Florida; of which no less than 
$80,000,000 shall be transferred to State and local entities 
for drug control activities, which shall be obligated within 
120 days of the date of enactment of this Act and up to 
$79,007,000 may be transferred to Federal agencies and 
departments at a rate to be determined by the Director: 
Provided, That funding shall be provided for existing High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas at no less than the fiscal 
year 1997 level.


                        special forfeiture fund


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For activities to support a national anti-drug campaign for 
youth, and other purposes, authorized by Public Law 100-690, as 
amended, $211,000,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such funds may be transferred to other Federal 
departments and agencies to carry out such activities: Provided 
further, That of the funds provided, $195,000,000 shall be to 
support a national media campaign to reduce and prevent drug 
use among young Americans: Provided further, That none of the 
funds provided for the support of a national media campaign may 
be obligated until the Director, Office of National DrugControl 
Policy, submits a strategy for approval to the Committees on 
Appropriations and the Senate Judiciary Committee that includes: (1) 
guidelines to ensure and certify that funds will supplement and not 
supplant current anti-drug community based coalitions; (2) guidelines 
to ensure and certify that funds will supplement and not supplant 
current pro-bono public service time donated by national and local 
broadcasting networks; (3) guidelines to ensure and certify that none 
of the funds will be used for partisan political purposes; (4) 
guidelines to ensure and certify that no media campaigns to be funded 
pursuant to this campaign shall feature any elected officials, persons 
seeking elected office, cabinet-level officials, or other Federal 
officials employed pursuant to Schedule C of title 5, Code of Federal 
Regulations, section 213, absent advance notice to the Committees on 
Appropriations and the Senate Judiciary Committee; (5) a detailed 
implementation plan to be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations 
and the Senate Judiciary Committee for securing private sector 
contributions including but not limited to in-kind contributions; (6) a 
detailed implementation plan to be submitted to the Committees on 
Appropriations and the Senate Judiciary Committee of the qualifications 
necessary for any organization, entity, or individual to receive 
funding for or otherwise be provided broadcast media time; and (7) a 
system to measure outcomes of success of the national media campaign: 
Provided further, That the Director shall report to Congress quarterly 
on the obligation of funds as well as the specific parameters of the 
national media campaign and report to Congress within two years on the 
effectiveness of the national media campaign based upon the measurable 
outcomes provided to Congress previously: Provided further, That of the 
funds provided for the support of a national media campaign, 
$17,000,000 shall not be obligated prior to September 30, 1998: 
Provided further, That of the funds provided, $6,000,000 shall be used 
to continue the drug use reduction program for those involved in the 
criminal justice system: Provided further, That of the funds provided, 
$10,000,000 shall be to initiate a program of matching grants to drug-
free communities, as authorized in the Drug-Free Communities Act of 
1997.
    This title may be cited as the ``Executive Office 
Appropriations Act, 1998''.

                     TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 Committee for Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Committee for Purchase From 
People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled established by the 
Act of June 23, 1971, Public Law 92-28, $1,940,000.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         salaries and expenses


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, $31,650,000, 
of which no less than $3,800,000 shall be available for 
internal automated data processing systems, and of which not to 
exceed $5,000 shall be available for reception and 
representation expenses: Provided, That of the amounts 
appropriated for salaries and expenses, $750,000 shall be 
transferred to the General Accounting Office for the sole 
purpose of entering into a contract with the private sector for 
a management review, and technology and performance audit, of 
the Federal Election Commission, and $300,000 may be 
transferred to the Government Printing Office.

                   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 as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
including hire of experts and consultants, hire of passenger 
motor vehicles, rental of conference rooms in the District of 
Columbia and elsewhere; $22,039,000: 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.

                    General Services Administration


                         federal buildings fund


                 limitations on availability of revenue


    To carry out the purpose of the Fund established pursuant 
to section 210(f) of the Federal Property and Administrative 
Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 490(f)), the 
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 $4,835,934,000, of which 
(1) $300,000,000 shall remain available until expended, for 
repairs and alterations which includes associated design and 
construction services: Provided, 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 of the House and Senate: 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 
tomeet 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 
funds made available in this Act or any previous Act for Repairs and 
Alterations shall, for prospectus projects, be limited to the amount 
originally made available, except each project may be increased by an 
amount not to exceed 10 percent when advance approval is obtained from 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate of a greater 
amount: 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 all funds for repairs and 
alterations prospectus projects shall expire on September 30, 2000 and 
remain in the Federal Building Fund except funds for projects as to 
which funds for design or other funds have been obligated in whole or 
in part prior to such date: 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; (2) $142,542,000 for installment 
acquisition payments including payments on purchase contracts which 
shall remain available until expended; (3) $2,275,340,000 for rental of 
space which shall remain available until expended; (4) $1,331,789,000 
for building operations which shall remain available until expended; 
and (5) $680,543,000 which shall remain available until expended for 
projects and activities previously requested and approved under this 
heading in prior fiscal years: Provided further, That for the purposes 
of this authorization, and hereafter, buildings constructed pursuant to 
the purchase contract authority of the Public Buildings Amendments of 
1972 (40 U.S.C. 602a), buildings occupied pursuant to installment 
purchase contracts, and buildings under the control of another 
department or agency where alterations of such buildings are required 
in connection with the moving of such other department or agency from 
buildings then, or thereafter to be, under the control of the General 
Services Administration shall be considered to be federally owned 
buildings: 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 of the House 
and Senate: Provided further, That amounts necessary to provide 
reimbursable special services to other agencies under section 210(f)(6) 
of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as 
amended (40 U.S.C. 490(f)(6)) 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, as amended, 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 1998, excluding reimbursements under section 
210(f)(6) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 
1949 (40 U.S.C. 490(f)(6)) in excess of $4,835,934,000 shall remain in 
the Fund and shall not be available for expenditure except as 
authorized in appropriations Acts.


                         policy and operations


    For expenses authorized by law, not otherwise provided for, 
for Government-wide policy and oversight activities associated 
with asset management activities; utilization and donation of 
surplus personal property; transportation; procurement and 
supply; Government-wide and internal responsibilities relating 
to automated data management, telecommunications, information 
resources management, and related technology activities; 
utilization survey, deed compliance inspection, appraisal, 
environmental and cultural analysis, and land use planning 
functions pertaining to excess and surplus real property; 
agency-wide policy direction; Board of Contract Appeals; 
accounting, records management, and other support services 
incident to adjudication of Indian Tribal Claims by the United 
States Court of Federal Claims; services as authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109; and not to exceed $5,000 for official reception 
and representation expenses; $107,487,000.


                      office of inspector general


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $33,870,000: 
Provided, That not to exceed $10,000 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.


           allowances and office staff for former presidents


    For carrying out the provisions of the Act of August 25, 
1958, as amended (3 U.S.C. 102 note), and Public Law 95-138, 
$2,208,000: Provided, That the Administrator of General 
Services shall transfer to the Secretary of the Treasury such 
sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of such 
Acts.

          General Provisions--General Services Administration

    Sec. 401. The appropriate appropriation or fund available 
to the General Services Administration shall be credited with 
the cost of operation, protection, maintenance, upkeep, repair, 
and improvement, included as part of rentals received from 
Government corporations pursuant to law (40 U.S.C. 129).
    Sec. 402. Funds available to the General Services 
Administration shall be available for the hire of passenger 
motor vehicles.
    Sec. 403. Funds in the Federal Buildings Fund made 
available for fiscal year 1998 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 and Senate.
    Sec. 404. No funds made available by this Act shall be used 
to transmit a fiscal year 1999 request for United States 
Courthouse construction that (1) does not meet 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; and (2) 
does not reflect the priorities of the Judicial Conference of 
the United States as set out in its approved 5-year 
construction plan: Provided, That the fiscal year 1999 request 
must be accompanied by a standardized courtroom utilization 
study of each facility to be constructed, replaced, or 
expanded.
    Sec. 405. 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 which does not pay the rate per square foot assessment 
for space and services as determined by the General Services 
Administration in compliance with the Public Buildings 
Amendments Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-313).
    Sec. 406. Section 10 of the General Services Administration 
General Provisions, Public Law 100-440, is hereby repealed.
    Sec. 407. Funds provided to other Government agencies by 
the Information Technology Fund, GSA, under 40 U.S.C. 757 and 
sections 5124(b) and 5128 of Public Law 104-106, Information 
Technology Management Reform Act of 1996, for performance of 
pilot information technology projects which have potential for 
Government-wide benefits and savings, may be repaid to this 
Fund from any savings actually incurred by these projects or 
other funding, to the extent feasible.
    Sec. 408. The Administrator of the General Services is 
directed to ensure that the materials used for the facade on 
the United States Courthouse Annex, Savannah, Georgia project 
are compatible with the existing Savannah Federal Building-U.S. 
Courthouse facade, in order to ensure compatibility of this new 
facility with the Savannah historic district and to ensure that 
the Annex will not endanger the National Landmark status of the 
Savannah historic district.
    Sec. 409. (a) The Act approved August 25, 1958, as amended 
(Public Law 85-745; 3 U.S.C. 102 note), is amended by striking 
section 2.
    (b) Section 3214 of title 39, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) by striking ``(a) Subject to 
        subsection (b), a'' and inserting ``A''; and
            (2) by striking subsection (b).
    Sec. 410. There is hereby appropriated to the General 
Services Administration such sums as may be necessary to repay 
debts to the United States Treasury incurred pursuant to 
section 6 of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation 
Act of 1972, as amended (Public Law 92-578, 86 Stat. 1266, 40 
U.S.C. 875), and in addition such amounts as are necessary for 
payment of interest and premiums, if any, related to such 
debts.
    Sec. 411. From funds made available under the heading 
``Federal Buildings Fund Limitations on 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 and Senate.
    Sec. 412. (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the Administrator of General Services shall 
sell the property described in subsection (b) through a process 
of competitive bidding, in accordance with procedures and 
requirements applicable to such a sale under section 203(e) of 
the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 
(40 U.S.C. 484(e)).
    (b) Property Described.--The property referred to in 
subsection (a) is the property known as the Bakersfield Federal 
Building, located at 800 Truxton Avenue in Bakersfield, 
California, including the land on which the building is 
situated and all improvements to such building and land.
    Sec. 413. Section 201(b) of the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 481) as amended 
to read as follows:
    ``(b)(1) The Administrator shall as far as practicable 
provide any of the services specified in subsection (a) of this 
section to any other Federal agency, mixed ownership 
corporation (as defined in section 9101 of title 31, United 
States Code), or the District of Columbia, upon its request.
    ``(2)(A) Upon the request of a qualified nonprofit agency 
for the blind or other severely handicapped that is to provide 
a commodity or service to the Federal Government under the 
Javits-Wagner O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46 et seq.), the 
Administrator may provide any of the services specified in 
subsection (a) to such agency to the extent practicable.
    ``(B) A nonprofit agency receiving services under the 
authority of subparagraph (A) shall use the services directly 
in making or providing an approved commodity or approved 
service to the Federal Government.
    ``(C) In this paragraph--
            ``(i) The term `qualified nonprofit agency for the 
        blind or other severely handicapped' means--
                    ``(I) a qualified nonprofit agency for the 
                blind, as defined in section 5(3) of the 
                Javits-Wagner O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(3)); and
                    ``(II) a qualified nonprofit agency for 
                other severely handicapped, as defined in 
                section 5(4) of such Act (41 U.S.C. 48b(4)).
            ``(ii) The term `approved commodity' and `approved 
        service' means a commodity and a service, respectively, 
        that has been determined by the Committee for Purchase 
        from the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped under 
        section 2 of the Javits-Wagner O'Day Act (41 U.S.C. 47) 
        to be suitable for procurement by the Federal 
        Government.''.

   Federal Payment to Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in 
                National Environmental Policy Foundation

    For payment to the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and 
Excellence in National Environmental Trust Fund, to be 
available for purposes of Public Law 102-259, $1,750,000, to 
remain available until expended.

           John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board

    For the necessary expenses to carry out the John F. Kennedy 
Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, $1,600,000: 
Provided, That $100,000 shall be available only for the 
purposes of the prompt and orderly termination of the John F. 
Kennedy Assassination Records Review Board, to be concluded no 
later than September 30, 1998.

                     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 and the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, 
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 direct procurement of 
survey printing, $25,290,000, together with not to exceed 
$2,430,000 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.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           operating expenses


    For necessary expenses in connection with the 
administration of the National Archives (including the 
Information Security Oversight Office) and records and related 
activities, as provided by law, and for expenses necessary for 
the review and declassification of documents, and for the hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, $205,166,500: Provided, That the 
Archivist of the United States is authorized to use any excess 
funds available from the amount borrowed for construction of 
the National Archives facility, for expenses necessary to 
provide adequate storage for holdings.


 archives facilities and presidential libraries repairs and restoration


    For the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives 
facilities and presidential libraries, and to provide adequate 
storage for holdings, $14,650,000, 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, as amended. $5,500,000, to remain available until 
expended.

                      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, as amended by Public Law 100-598, and the Ethics 
Reform Act of 1989, Public Law 101-194, 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; $8,265,000.

                     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 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 
the Office of Personnel Management and the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation for expenses incurred under Executive Order 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; $85,350,000; and in addition $91,236,000 for 
administrative expenses, to be transferred from the appropriate 
trust funds of the Office of Personnel Management without 
regard to other statutes, including direct procurement of 
printed materials, for the retirement and insurance programs: 
Provided, That the provisions of this appropriation shall not 
affect the authority to use applicable trust funds as provided 
by section 8348(a)(1)(B) of title 5, United States Code: 
Provided further, That, except as may be consistent with 5 
U.S.C. 8902a(f)(1) and (i), no payment may be made from the 
Employees Health Benefits Fund to any physician, hospital, or 
other provider of health care services or supplies who is, at 
the time such services or supplies are provided to an 
individual covered under chapter 89 of title 5, United States 
Code, excluded, pursuant to section 1128 or 1128A of the Social 
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7-1320a-7a), from participation 
in any program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act (42 
U.S.C. 1395 et seq.): Provided further, That no part of this 
appropriation shall be available for salaries and expenses of 
the Legal Examining Unit of the Office of Personnel Management 
established pursuant to Executive Order 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 11183 of October 3, 1964, may, during the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, accept donations of 
money, property, and personal services in connection with the 
development of a publicity brochure 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, as 
amended, including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
hire of passenger motor vehicles, $960,000; and in addition, 
not to exceed $8,645,000 for administrative expenses to audit 
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.


      government payment for annuitants, employees health benefits


    For payment of Government contributions with respect to 
retired employees, as authorized by chapter 89 of title 5, 
United States Code, and the Retired Federal Employees Health 
Benefits Act (74 Stat. 849), as amended, such sums as may be 
necessary.


       government payment for annuitants, employee life insurance


    For payment of Government contributions with respect to 
employees retiring after December 31, 1989, as required by 
chapter 87 of title 5, United States Code, such sums as may be 
necessary.


        payment to civil service retirement and disability fund


    For financing the unfunded liability of new and increased 
annuity benefits becoming effective on or after October 20, 
1969, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 8348, and annuities under 
special Acts to be credited to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund, such sums as may be necessary: Provided, That 
annuities authorized by the Act of May 29, 1944, as amended, 
and the Act of August 19, 1950, as amended (33 U.S.C. 771-75), 
may hereafter be paid out of the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.

                       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), Public Law 103-424, and the Uniformed Services Employment 
and Reemployment 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; $8,450,000.

                        United States Tax Court


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses, including contract reporting and 
other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $33,921,000: 
Provided, That travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon 
the written certificate of the judge.
    This title may be cited as the ``Independent Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 1998''.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                                This Act

    Sec. 501. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.
    Sec. 502. 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. 503. 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.
    Sec. 504. None of the funds made available by this Act 
shall be available in fiscal year 1998, for the purpose of 
transferring control over the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center located at Glynco, Georgia, and Artesia, New Mexico, out 
of the Treasury Department.
    Sec. 505. The Office of Personnel Management may, during 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and hereafter, 
accept donations of supplies, services, land, and equipment for 
the Federal Executive Institute and Management Development 
Centers to assist in enhancing the quality of Federal 
management.
    Sec. 506. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act shall be available to pay the salary for any person filling 
a position, other than a temporary position, formerly held by 
an employee who has left to enter the Armed Forces of the 
United States and has satisfactorily completed his period of 
active military or naval service and has within 90 days after 
his release from such service or from hospitalization 
continuing after discharge for a period of not more than 1 year 
made application for restoration to his former position and has 
been certified by the Office of Personnel Management as still 
qualified to perform the duties of his former position and has 
not been restored thereto.
    Sec. 507. 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 sections 2 
through 4 of the Act of March 3, 1933 (41 U.S.C. 10a-10c, 
popularly known as the ``Buy American Act'').
    Sec. 508. (a) Purchase of American-Made Equipment and 
Products.--In the case of any equipment or products that may be 
authorized to be purchased with financial assistance provided 
under this Act, it is the sense of the Congress that entities 
receiving such assistance should, in expending the assistance, 
purchase only American-made equipment and products.
     (b) Notice to Recipients of Assistance.--In providing 
financial assistance under this Act, the Secretary of the 
Treasury shall provide to each recipient of the assistance a 
notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the 
Congress.
    Sec. 509. If it has been finally determined by a court or 
Federal agency that any person intentionally affixed a label 
bearing a ``Made in America'' inscription, or any inscription 
with the same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the 
United States that is not made in the United States, such 
person shall be ineligible to receive any contract or 
subcontract made with funds provided pursuant to this Act, 
pursuant to the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility 
procedures described in sections 9.400 through 9.409 of title 
48, Code of Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 510. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, 
not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances remaining 
available at the end of fiscal year 1998 from appropriations 
made available for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 1998 
in this Act, shall remain available through September 30, 1999, 
for each such account for the purposes authorized: Provided, 
That a request shall be submitted to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations for approval prior to the 
expenditure of such funds: Provided further, That these 
requests shall be made in compliance with reprogramming 
guidelines.
    Sec. 511. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be used by the Executive Office of the President to request 
from the Federal Bureau of Investigation any official 
background investigation report on any individual, except when 
it is made known to the Federal official having authority to 
obligate or expend such funds that--
            (1) such individual has given his or her 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) such request is required due to extraordinary 
        circumstances involving national security.
    Sec. 512. (a) Prohibiting Reappointment of Members of 
Federal Election Commission.--Section 306(a)(2)(A) of the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 437c(a)(2)(A)) 
is amended by striking ``for terms of 6 years'' and inserting 
``for a single term of 6 years''.
    (b) Applicability.--The amendment made by subsection (a) 
shall apply with respect to individuals nominated by the 
President to be members of the Federal Election Commission 
after December 31, 1997.
    Sec. 513. 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 benefit program which provides any benefits or 
coverage for abortions.
    Sec. 514. The provision of section 513 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. 515. Section 1 under the subheading ``General 
Provision'' under the heading ``Office of Personnel 
Management'' under title IV of the Treasury, Postal Service and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 1992 (Public Law 102-
141; 105 Stat. 861; 5 U.S.C. 5941 note), as amended by section 
532 of the Treasury, Postal Service and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 1995 (Public Law 103-329; 108 Stat. 2413), 
and by section 5 under the heading ``General Provisions--Office 
of Personnel Management'' under title IV of the Treasury, 
Postal Service, and General Government Appropriations Act, 1996 
(Public Law 104-52; 109 Stat. 490), is further amended by 
striking ``1998'' both places it appears and inserting 
``2000''.
    Sec. 516. (a) Title 5, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in section 8334 by adding at the end the 
        following new subsection:
    ``(m) A Member who has served in a position in the 
executive branch for which the rate of basic pay was reduced 
for the duration of the service of the Member to remove the 
impediment to the appointment of the Member imposed by article 
I, section 6, clause 2 of the Constitution, or the survivor of 
such a Member, may deposit to the credit of the Fund an amount 
equal to the difference between the amount deducted from the 
basic pay of the Member during that period of service and the 
amount that would have been deducted if the rate of basic pay 
which would otherwise have been in effect during that period 
had been in effect, plus interest computed under subsection 
(e).'';
            (2) in section 8337(a) by striking ``or (q)'' and 
        inserting ``(q), or (r)'';
            (3) in section 8339--
                    (A) in subsections (f) and (i)-(m) by 
                striking ``and (q) of this section'' and ``and 
                (q)'' each time either appears and inserting 
                ``(q), and (r)'';
                    (B) in subsection (g) by striking ``or (q) 
                of this section'' each time it appears and 
                inserting ``(q), or (r)''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following new 
                subsection:
    ``(r) The annuity of a Member who has served in a position 
in the executive branch for which the rate of basic pay was 
reduced for the duration of the service of the Member in that 
position to remove the impediment to the appointment of the 
Member imposed by article I, section 6, clause 2 of the 
Constitution, shall, subject to a deposit in the Fund as 
provided under section 8334(m), be computed as though the rate 
of basic pay which would otherwise have been in effect during 
that period of service had been in effect.'';
            (4) in section 8341(b)(1) and (d) by striking ``and 
        (q) of this title'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``(q), and (r)'';
            (5) in section 8334a(c) by striking ``and (q) of 
        section 8339 of this title'' and inserting ``(q), and 
        (r) of section 8339'';
            (6) in section 8344(a)(A) by striking ``and (q) of 
        this title'' and inserting ``(q), and (r)'';
            (7) in section 8415 by adding at the end the 
        following new subsection:
    ``(h) The annuity of a Member who has served in a position 
in the executive branch for which the rate of basic pay was 
reduced for the duration of the service of the Member in that 
position to remove the impediment to the appointment of the 
Member imposed by article I, section 6, clause 2 of the 
Constitution, shall, subject to a deposit in the Fund as 
provided under section 8422(g), be computed as though the rate 
of basic pay which would otherwise have been in effect during 
that period of service had been in effect.''
            (8) in section 8422 by adding at the end the 
        following new subsection:
    ``(g) A Member who has served in a position in the 
executive branch for which the rate of basic pay was reduced 
for the duration of the service of the Member to remove the 
impediment to the appointment of the Member imposed by article 
I, section 6, clause 2 of the Constitution, or the survivor of 
such a Member, may deposit to the credit of the Fund an amount 
equal to the difference between the amount deducted from the 
basic pay of the member during that period of service and the 
amount that would have been deducted if the rate of basic pay 
which would otherwise have been in effect during that period 
had been in effect, plus interest computed under section 
8334(e).''; and
            (9) in section 8468 by striking ``through (f)'' and 
        inserting ``through (g)''.
    (b) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall be 
applicable to any annuity commencing before, on, or after the 
date of enactment of this Act, and shall be effective with 
regard to any payment made after the first month following the 
date of enactment.
    Sec. 517. (a) Section 5948 of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (d) by striking the second 
        sentence and inserting the following: ``No agreement 
        shall be entered into under this section later than 
        September 30, 2000, nor shall any agreement cover a 
        period of service extending beyond September 30, 
        2002.''; and
            (2) in subsection (j)(2)(A) by striking ``September 
        30, 1997'' and inserting ``September 30, 2000''.
    (b) Section 3 of the Federal Physicians Comparability 
Allowance Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. 5948 note) is amended by 
striking ``September 30, 1999'' and inserting ``September 30, 
2002''.
    (c) The amendments made by this section shall take effect 
on the date of enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 518. (a)(1) Section 8341 of title 5, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(k)(1) Subsections (b)(3)(B), (d)(ii), and (h)(3)(B)(i) 
(to the extent that they provide for termination of a survivor 
annuity because of a remarriage before age 55) shall not apply 
if the widow, widower, or former spouse was married for at 
least 30 years to the individual on whose service the survivor 
annuity is based.
    ``(2) A remarriage described in paragraph (1) shall not be 
taken into account for purposes of section 8339(j)(5)(B) or (C) 
or any other provision of this chapter which the Office may by 
regulation identify in order to carry out the purposes of this 
subsection.''.
    (2) Such section 8341 is further amended--
            (A) in subsections (b)(3)(B) and (d)(ii) by 
        striking ``remarries'' and inserting ``except as 
        provided in subsection (k), remarries''; and
            (B) in subsection (h)(3)(B)(i) by striking ``in'' 
        and inserting ``except as provided in subsection (k), 
        in''.
    (b)(1)(A) Section 8442(d) of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) Paragraph (1)(B) (relating to termination of a 
survivor annuity because of a remarriage before age 55) shall 
not apply if the widow or widower was married for at least 30 
years to the individual on whose service the survivor annuity 
is based.''.
    (B) Subsection (d)(1)(B) of such section 8442 is amended by 
striking ``remarries'' and inserting ``except as provided in 
paragraph (3), remarries''.
    (2)(A) Section 8445 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(h)(1) Subsection (c)(2) (to the extent that it provides 
for termination of a survivor annuity because of a remarriage 
before age 55) shall not apply if the former spouse was married 
for at least 30 years to the individual on whose service the 
survivor annuity is based.
    ``(2) A remarriage described in paragraph (1) shall not be 
taken into account for purposes of section 8419(b)(1)(B) or any 
other provision of this chapter which the Office may by 
regulation identify in order to carry out the purposes of this 
subsection.''.
            (B) Conforming amendment.--Subsection (c)(2) of 
        such section 8445 is amended by striking ``shall'' and 
        inserting ``except as provided in subsection (h), 
        shall''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to remarriages occurring on or after 
January 1, 1995.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

    Sec. 601. Funds appropriated in this or any other Act may 
be used to pay travel to the United States for the immediate 
family of employees serving abroad in cases of death or life 
threatening illness of said employee.
    Sec. 602. No department, agency, or instrumentality of the 
United States receiving appropriated funds under this or any 
other Act for fiscal year 1998 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) by the officers and employees of such department, agency, 
or instrumentality.
    Sec. 603. Notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 1345, any agency, 
department, or instrumentality of the United States which 
provides or proposes to provide child care services for Federal 
employees may reimburse any Federal employee or any person 
employed to provide such services for travel, transportation, 
and subsistence expenses incurred for training classes, 
conferences, or other meetings in connection with the provision 
of such services: Provided, That any per diem allowance made 
pursuant to this section shall not exceed the rate specified in 
regulations prescribed pursuant to section 5707 of title 5, 
United States Code.
    Sec. 604. Unless otherwise specifically provided, the 
maximum amount allowable during the current fiscal year in 
accordance with section 16 of the Act of August 2, 1946 (60 
Stat. 810), for the purchase of any passenger motor vehicle 
(exclusive of buses, ambulances, law enforcement, and 
undercover surveillance vehicles), is hereby fixed at $8,100 
except station wagons for which the maximum shall be $9,100: 
Provided, That these limits may be exceeded by not to exceed 
$3,700 for police-type vehicles, and by not to exceed $4,000 
for special heavy-duty 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.
    Sec. 605. 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. 5922-24.
    Sec. 606. Unless otherwise specified 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 in the 
service of the United States on the date of enactment of this 
Act who, being eligible for citizenship, has filed a 
declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United 
States prior to such date and is actually residing in the 
United States, (3) is a person who owes allegiance to the 
United States, (4) is an alien from Cuba, Poland, South 
Vietnam, the countries of the former Soviet Union, or the 
Baltic countries lawfully admitted to the United States for 
permanent residence, (5) is a South Vietnamese, Cambodian, or 
Laotian refugee paroled in the United States after January 1, 
1975, or (6) is a national of the People's Republic of China 
who qualifies for adjustment of status pursuant to the Chinese 
Student Protection Act of 1992: Provided, That for the purpose 
of this section, an affidavit signed by any such person shall 
be considered prima facie evidence that the requirements of 
this section with respect to his or her status have been 
complied with: 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. This section shall not apply to 
citizens of Ireland, Israel, or the Republic of the 
Philippines, or to nationals of those countries allied with the 
United States in a current defense effort, or to international 
broadcasters employed by the United States Information Agency, 
or to temporary employment of translators, or to temporary 
employment in the field service (not to exceed 60 days) as a 
result of emergencies.
    Sec. 607. 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. 749), the Public 
Buildings Amendments of 1972 (87 Stat. 216), or other 
applicable law.
    Sec. 608. 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. Such 
funds shall be available until expended for the following 
purposes:
            (1) Acquisition, waste reduction and prevention, 
        and recycling programs as described in Executive Order 
        12873 (October 20, 1993), 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. 609. 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. 610. No part of any appropriation for the current 
fiscal year contained in this or any other Act shall be paid to 
any person for the filling of any position for which he or she 
has been nominated after the Senate has voted not to approve 
the nomination of said person.
    Sec. 611. 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. 612. Funds made available by this or any other Act to 
the Postal Service Fund (39 U.S.C. 2003) shall be available for 
employment of guards for all buildings and areas owned or 
occupied by the Postal Service and under the charge and control 
of the Postal Service, and such guards shall have, with respect 
to such property, the powers of special policemen provided by 
the first section of the Act of June 1, 1948, as amended (62 
Stat. 281; 40 U.S.C. 318), and, as to property owned or 
occupied by the Postal Service, the Postmaster General may take 
the same actions as the Administrator of General Services may 
take under the provisions of sections 2 and 3 of the Act of 
June 1, 1948, as amended (62 Stat. 281; 40 U.S.C. 318a, 318b), 
attaching thereto penal consequences under the authority and 
within the limits provided in section 4 of the Act of June 1, 
1948, as amended (62 Stat. 281; 40 U.S.C. 318c).
    Sec. 613. None of the funds made available pursuant to the 
provisions of this Act shall be used to implement, administer, 
or enforce any regulation which has been disapproved pursuant 
to a resolution of disapproval duly adopted in accordance with 
the applicable law of the United States.
    Sec. 614. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
and except as otherwise provided in this section, no part of 
any of the funds appropriated for the fiscal year ending on 
September 30, 1998, 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--
            (1) during the period from the date of expiration 
        of the limitation imposed by section 616 of the 
        Treasury, Postal Service and General Government 
        Appropriations Act, 1997, until the normal effective 
        date of the applicable wage survey adjustment that is 
        to take effect in fiscal year 1998, in an amount that 
        exceeds the rate payable for the applicable grade and 
        step of the applicable wage schedule in accordance with 
        such section 616; and
            (2) during the period consisting of the remainder 
        of fiscal year 1998, in an amount that exceeds, as a 
        result of a wage survey adjustment, the rate payable 
        under paragraph (1) by more than the sum of--
                    (A) the percentage adjustment taking effect 
                in fiscal year 1998 under section 5303 of title 
                5, United States Code, in the rates of pay 
                under the General Schedule; and
                    (B) the difference between the overall 
                average percentage of the locality-based 
                comparability payments taking effect in fiscal 
                year 1998 under section 5304 of such title 
                (whether by adjustment or otherwise), and the 
                overall average percentage of such payments 
                which was effective in fiscal year 1997 under 
                such section.
    (b) 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 subsection (a) is in effect at a 
rate that exceeds the rates that would be payable under 
subsection (a) were subsection (a) applicable to such employee.
    (c) For the purposes of this section, the rates payable to 
an employee who is covered by this section and who is paid from 
a schedule not in existence on September 30, 1997, shall be 
determined under regulations prescribed by the Office of 
Personnel Management.
    (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, rates of 
premium pay for employees subject to this section may not be 
changed from the rates in effect on September 30, 1997, except 
to the extent determined by the Office of Personnel Management 
to be consistent with the purpose of this section.
    (e) This section shall apply with respect to pay for 
service performed after September 30, 1997.
    (f) For the purpose of administering any provision of law 
(including section 8431 of title 5, United States Code, and 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 section shall be treated as the rate of salary or basic 
pay.
    (g) Nothing in this section shall be considered to permit 
or require the payment to any employee covered by this section 
at a rate in excess of the rate that would be payable were this 
section not in effect.
    (h) The Office of Personnel Management may provide for 
exceptions to the limitations imposed by this section if the 
Office determines that such exceptions are necessary to ensure 
the recruitment or retention of qualified employees.
    Sec. 615. During the period in which the head of any 
department or agency, or any other officer or civilian employee 
of the 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 
expressly approved by the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate. For the purposes of this section, the word 
``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. 616. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
executive branch agency shall purchase, construct, and/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 House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 617. Notwithstanding section 1346 of title 31, United 
States Code, or section 611 of this Act, funds made available 
for fiscal year 1998 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 Numbered 12472 (April 3, 1984).
    Sec. 618. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this or any 
other Act may be obligated or expended by any Federal 
department, agency, or other instrumentality for the salaries 
or expenses of any employee appointed to a position of a 
confidential or policy-determining character excepted from the 
competitive service pursuant to section 3302 of title 5, United 
States Code, without a certification to the Office of Personnel 
Management from the head of the Federal department, agency, or 
other instrumentality employing the Schedule C appointee that 
the Schedule C position was not created solely or primarily in 
order to detail the employee to the White House.
    (b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to 
Federal employees or members of the armed services detailed to 
or from--
            (1) the Central Intelligence Agency;
            (2) the National Security Agency;
            (3) the Defense Intelligence Agency;
            (4) the offices within the Department of Defense 
        for the collection of specialized national foreign 
        intelligence through reconnaissance programs;
            (5) the Bureau of Intelligence and Research of the 
        Department of State;
            (6) any agency, office, or unit of the Army, Navy, 
        Air Force, and Marine Corps, the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration 
        of the Department of Justice, the Department of 
        Transportation, the Department of the Treasury, and the 
        Department of Energy performing intelligence functions; 
        and
            (7) the Director of Central Intelligence.
    Sec. 619. No department, agency, or instrumentality of the 
United States receiving appropriated funds under this or any 
other Act for fiscal year 1998 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 discrimination and sexual harassment and that all 
of its workplaces are not in violation of title VII of the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in 
Employment Act of 1967, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
    Sec. 620. No part of any appropriation contained in this 
Act may be used to pay for the expenses of travel of employees, 
including employees of the Executive Office of the President, 
not directly responsible for the discharge of official 
governmental tasks and duties: Provided, That this restriction 
shall not apply to the family of the President, Members of 
Congress or their spouses, Heads of State of a foreign country 
or their designees, persons providing assistance to the 
President for official purposes, or other individuals so 
designated by the President.
    Sec. 621. Notwithstanding any provision of law, the 
President, or his designee, must certify to Congress, annually, 
that no person or persons with direct or indirect 
responsibility for administering the Executive Office of the 
President's Drug-Free Workplace Plan are themselves subject to 
a program of individual random drug testing.
    Sec. 622. (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;
            (5) is offensive to, or designed to change, 
        participants' personal values or lifestyle outside the 
        workplace; or
            (6) includes content related to human 
        immunodeficiency virus-acquired immune deficiency 
        syndrome (HIV/AIDS) other than that necessary to make 
        employees more aware of the medical ramifications of 
        HIV/AIDS and the workplace rights of HIV-positive 
        employees.
    (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. 623. No funds appropriated in this or any other Act 
for fiscal year 1998 may be used to implement or enforce the 
agreements in Standard Forms 312 and 4355 of the Government or 
any other nondisclosure policy, form, or agreement if such 
policy, form, or agreement does not contain the following 
provisions: ``These restrictions are consistent with and do not 
supersede, conflict with, or otherwise alter the employee 
obligations, rights, or liabilities created by Executive Order 
12356; section 7211 of title 5, United States Code (governing 
disclosures to Congress); section 1034 of title 10, United 
States Code, as amended by the Military Whistleblower 
Protection Act (governing disclosure to Congress by members of 
the military); section 2302(b)(8) of title 5, United States 
Code, as amended by the Whistleblower Protection Act (governing 
disclosures of illegality, waste, fraud, abuse or public health 
or safety threats); the Intelligence Identities Protection Act 
of 1982 (50 U.S.C. 421 et seq.) (governing disclosures that 
could expose confidential Government agents); and the statutes 
which protect against disclosure that may compromise the 
national security, including sections 641, 793, 794, 798, and 
952 of title 18, United States Code, and section 4(b) of the 
Subversive Activities Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. section 783(b)). 
The definitions, requirements, obligations, rights, sanctions, 
and liabilities created by said Executive Order and listed 
statutes are incorporated into this agreement and are 
controlling.'': Provided, That notwithstanding the preceding 
paragraph, 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.
    Sec. 624. 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. 625. (a) In General.--No later than September 30, 
1998, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
submit to the Congress a report that provides--
            (1) estimates of the total annual costs and 
        benefits of Federal regulatory programs, including 
        quantitative and nonquantitative measures of regulatory 
        costs and benefits;
            (2) estimates of the costs and benefits (including 
        quantitative and nonquantitative measures) of each rule 
        that is likely to have a gross annual effect on the 
        economy of $100,000,000 or more in increased costs;
            (3) an assessment of the direct and indirect 
        impacts of Federal rules on the private sector, State 
        and local government, and the Federal Government; and
            (4) recommendations from the Director and a 
        description of significant public comments to reform or 
        eliminate any Federal regulatory program or program 
        element that is inefficient, ineffective, or is not a 
        sound use of the Nation's resources.
    (b) Notice.--The Director shall provide public notice and 
an opportunity to comment on the report under subsection (a) 
before the report is issued in final form.
    Sec. 626. None of the funds appropriated by this Act or any 
other Act, may be used by an agency to provide a Federal 
employee's home address to any labor organization except when 
it is made known to the Federal official having authority to 
obligate or expend such funds that the employee has authorized 
such disclosure or that such disclosure has been ordered by a 
court of competent jurisdiction.
    Sec. 627. The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to 
establish scientific certification standards for explosives 
detection canines, and shall provide, on a reimbursable basis, 
for the certification of explosives detection canines employed 
by Federal agencies, or other agencies providing explosives 
detection services at airports in the United States.
    Sec. 628. None of the funds made available in this Act or 
any other Act may be used to provide any non-public information 
such as mailing or telephone lists to any person or any 
organization outside of the Federal Government without the 
approval of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 629. Notwithstanding section 611, interagency 
financing is authorized to carry out the purposes of the 
National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
    Sec. 630. No part of any appropriation contained in this or 
any other Act shall be used for publicity or propaganda 
purposes within the United States not heretofore authorized by 
the Congress.
    Sec. 631. None of the funds appropriated in this or any 
other Act shall be used to acquire information technologies 
which do not comply with part 39.106 (Year 2000 compliance) of 
the Federal Acquisition Regulation, unless an agency's Chief 
Information Officer determines that non-compliance with part 
39.106 is necessary to the function and operation of the 
requesting agency or the acquisition is required by a signed 
contract with the agency in effect before the date of enactment 
of this Act. Any waiver granted by the Chief Information 
Officer shall be reported to the Office of Management and 
Budget, and copies shall be provided to Congress.
    Sec. 632. For fiscal year 1998, the Secretary of the 
Treasury is authorized to use funds made available to the FSLIC 
Resolution Fund under Public Law 103-327, not to exceed 
$33,700,000, to reimburse the Department of Justice for the 
reasonable expenses of litigation that are incurred in the 
defense of claims against the U.S. arising from FIRREA and its 
implementation.
    Sec. 633. Personal Allowance Parity Among NAFTA Parties. 
(a) In General.--The United States Trade Representative and the 
Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Commerce, shall initiate discussions with officials of the 
Governments of Mexico and Canada to achieve parity in the duty-
free personal allowance structure of the United States, Mexico, 
and Canada.
    (b) Report.--The United States Trade Representative and the 
Secretary of the Treasury shall report to Congress within 90 
days after the date of enactment of this Act on the progress 
that is being made to correct any disparity between the United 
States, Mexico, and Canada with respect to duty-free personal 
allowances.
    (c) Recommendations.--If parity with respect to duty-free 
personal allowances between the United States, Mexico, and 
Canada is not achieved within 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the United States Trade Representative 
and the Secretary of the Treasury shall submit recommendations 
to Congress for appropriate legislation and action.
    Sec. 634. None of the funds made available in this Act for 
the United States Custom Service may be used to allow the 
importation into the United States of any good, ware, article, 
or merchandise mined, produced, or manufactured by forced or 
indentured child labor, as determined pursuant to section 307 
of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1307).
    Sec. 635. No later than 30 days after the enactment of this 
Act, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
require all Federal departments and agencies to report total 
obligations for the expenses of employee relocation. All 
obligations incident to employee relocation authorized under 
either chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, or section 
901 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081; Public 
Law 96-465), shall be included. Such information for the past, 
current, and budget years shall be included in the agency 
budget submission to the President. The Director of the Office 
of Management and Budget shall prepare a table presenting 
obligations for the expenses of employee relocation for all 
departments and agencies, and such table shall be transmitted 
to Congress each year as part of the President's annual budget.
    Sec. 636. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
part of any appropriation contained in this Act or any other 
Act for any fiscal year shall be available for paying Sunday 
premium pay to any employee unless such employee actually 
performed work during the time corresponding to such premium 
pay.
    Sec. 637. Section 302(g)(1) of the Federal Election 
Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 432(g)(1)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' after ``Senator,''; and
            (2) by inserting after ``candidate,'' the 
        following: ``and by the Republican and Democratic 
        Senatorial Campaign Committees''.
    Sec. 638. (a) Chapter 31 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after section 3112 the following:

``Sec. 3113. Restriction on reemployment after conviction of certain 
                    crimes

    ``An employee shall be separated from service and barred 
from reemployment in the Federal service, if--
            ``(1) the employee is convicted of a violation of 
        section 201(b) of title 18; and
            ``(2) such violation related to conduct prohibited 
        under section 1010(a) of the Controlled Substances 
        Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 960(a)).''.
    (b) The table of sections for chapter 31 of title 5, United 
States Code, is amended by inserting after the item relating to 
section 3112 the following:

``3113. Restriction on reemployment after conviction of certain 
          crimes.''.

    (c) This section shall apply during fiscal year 1998 and 
each fiscal year thereafter.
    Sec. 639. (a) Coordination of Counterdrug Intelligence 
Centers and Activities.--(1) Not later than 120 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy shall submit to the appropriate 
congressional committees, including the Committees on 
Appropriations, a plan to improve coordination, and eliminate 
unnecessary duplication, among the counterdrug intelligence 
centers and counterdrug activities of the Federal Government, 
including the centers and activities of the following 
departments and agencies:
            (A) The Department of Defense, including the 
        Defense Intelligence Agency.
            (B) The Department of the Treasury, including the 
        United States Customs Service and the Financial Crimes 
        Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
            (C) The Central Intelligence Agency.
            (D) The Coast Guard.
            (E) The Department of Justice, including the 
        National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC); the Drug 
        Enforcement Administration, including the El Paso 
        Intelligence Center (EPIC); and the Federal Bureau of 
        Investigation.
    (2) The purpose of the plan under paragraph (1) is to 
maximize the effectiveness of the centers and activities 
referred to in that paragraph in achieving the objectives of 
the national drug control strategy. In order to maximize such 
effectiveness, the plan shall--
            (A) articulate clear and specific mission 
        statements for each counterdrug intelligence center and 
        activity, including the manner in which responsibility 
        for counterdrug intelligence activities will be 
        allocated among the counterdrug intelligence centers;
            (B) specify the relationship between such centers;
            (C) specify the means by which proper oversight of 
        such centers will be assured;
            (D) specify the means by which counterdrug 
        intelligence will be forwarded effectively to all 
        levels of officials responsible for United States 
        counterdrug policy; and
            (E) specify mechanisms to ensure that State and 
        local law enforcement agencies are apprised of 
        counterdrug intelligence acquired by Federal law 
        enforcement agencies in a manner which--
                    (i) facilitates effective counterdrug 
                activities by State and local law enforcement 
                agencies; and
                    (ii) provides such State and local law 
                enforcement agencies with the information 
                relating to the safety of officials involved in 
                their counterdrug activities.
    (b) Appropriate Congressional Committees Defined.--In this 
section, the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means the following:
            (1) The Committee on Foreign Relations, the 
        Committee on the Judiciary, and the Select Committee on 
        Intelligence of the Senate.
            (2) The Committee on International Relations, the 
        Committee on the Judiciary, and the Permanent Select 
        Committee on Intelligence of the House of 
        Representatives.
    Sec. 640. 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 of 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. 641. Section 5118(d)(2) of title 31, United States 
Code, is amended by striking ``This paragraph shall'' and all 
that follows through the end of the paragraph.
    Sec. 642. (a) This section may be cited as the ``Federal 
Employees' Retirement System Open Enrollment Act of 1997''.
    (b) Any individual who, as of January 1, 1998, is employed 
by the Federal Government, and on such date is subject to 
subchapter III of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, 
may elect to become subject to chapter 84 of such title in 
accordance with regulations promulgated under subsection (c).
    (c) The Office of Personnel Management shall promulgate 
regulations to carry out the provisions of this section. Such 
regulations shall--
            (1)(A) subject to subparagraph (B), provide for an 
        election under subsection (b) to be made not before 
        July 1, 1998, or after December 31, 1998; and
            (B) with respect to a Member of Congress, provide 
        for--
                    (i) an election under subsection (b) to be 
                made not before July 1, 1998, or after October 
                31, 1998; and
                    (ii) such an election to take effect not 
                before January 4, 1999;
            (2) provide notice and information to individuals 
        who may make such an election, including information on 
        a comparison of benefits an individual would receive 
        from coverage under chapter 83 or 84 of title 5, United 
        States Code; and
            (3) provide for treatment of such an election 
        similar to the applicable provisions of title III of 
        the Federal Employees' Retirement System Act of 1986 
        (Public Law 99-335; 100 Stat. 599 et seq.).
    (d)(1) Section 210(a)(5)(H)(i) of the Social Security Act 
(42 U.S.C. 410(a)(5)(H)(i)) is amended--
            (A) by striking ``or'' after ``1986'' and inserting 
        a comma; and
            (B) by inserting ``or the Federal Employees' 
        Retirement System Open Enrollment Act of 1997'' after 
        ``(50 U.S.C. 2157),''.
    (2) Section 3121(b)(5)(H)(i) of the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 is amended--
            (A) by striking ``or'' after ``1986'' and inserting 
        a comma; and
            (B) by inserting ``or the Federal Employees' 
        Retirement System Open Enrollment Act of 1997'' after 
        ``(50 U.S.C. 2157),''.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Treasury and General 
Government Appropriations Act, 1998''.
    And the Senate agree to the same.

                For consideration of the House bill, and the 
                Senate amendment, and modifications committed 
                to conference:
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Frank R. Wolf,
                                   Bob Livingston,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   David Obey,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.
                                   Ben Nighthorse Campbell,
                                   Richard Shelby,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Herb Kohl,
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
                As additional conferees solely for 
                consideration of Titles I through IV of the 
                House bill, and Titles I through IV of the 
                Senate amendment, and modifications committed 
                to conference:
                                   Ernest Istook,
                                   Anne M. Northup,
                                   Carrie P. Meek,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.
                      Joint Explanatory Statement

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2378), making 
appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United States 
Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, and 
certain Independent Agencies, for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 1998, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and the Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      The conference agreement on the Treasury, Postal Service, 
and General Government Appropriations Act, 1998, incorporates 
some of the language and allocations set forth in House Report 
105-240 and Senate Report 105-49. The language in these reports 
should be complied with unless specifically addressed in the 
accompanying statement of managers.
      Senate Amendment: The Senate deleted the entire House 
bill after the enacting clause and inserted the Senate bill. 
The conference agreement includes a revised bill.
      Throughout the accompanying explanatory statement, the 
managers refer to the Committee and the Committees on 
Appropriation. Unless otherwise noted, in both instances the 
managers are referring to the House Subcommittee on Treasury, 
Postal Service, and General Government and the Senate 
Subcommittee on Treasury and General Government.

             Reprogramming and Transfer of Funds Guidelines

      Due to continuing issues associated with agency requests 
for reprogramming and transfer of funds and use of unobligated 
balances, the conferees have agreed to revise reprogramming 
guidelines of the Committees on Appropriations. These 
guidelines shall be complied with by all agencies funded by the 
Treasury, Postal Service and General Government Appropriations 
Act, 1998:
            1. Except under extraordinary and emergency 
        situations, the Committees on Appropriations will not 
        consider requests for a reprogramming or a transfer of 
        funds, or use of unobligated balances, which are 
        submitted after the close of the third quarter of the 
        fiscal year, June 30;
            2. Clearly stated and detailed documentation 
        presenting justification for the reprogramming, 
        transfer, or use of unobligated balances shall 
        accompany each request;
            3. For agencies, departments, or offices receiving 
        appropriations in excess of $20,000,000, a 
        reprogramming shall be submitted if the amount to be 
        shifted to or from any object class, budget activity, 
        program line item, or program activity involved is in 
        excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is greater, 
        of the object class, budget activity, program line 
        item, or program activity;
            4. For agencies, departments, or offices receiving 
        appropriations less than $20,000,000, a reprogramming 
        shall be submitted if the amount to be shifted to or 
        from any object class, budget activity, program line 
        item, or program activity involved is in excess of 
        $50,000, or 10 percent, whichever is greater, of the 
        object class, budget activity, program line item, or 
        program activity;
            5. For any action where the cumulative effect of 
        below threshold reprogramming actions, or past 
        reprogramming and/or transfer actions added to the 
        request, would exceed the dollar threshold mentioned 
        above, a reprogramming shall be submitted;
            6. For any action which would result in a major 
        change to the program or item which is different than 
        that presented to and approved by either of the 
        Committees, or the Congress, a reprogramming shall be 
        submitted;
            7. For any action where funds earmarked by either 
        of the Committees for a specific activity are proposed 
        to be used for a different activity, a reprogramming 
        shall be submitted; and,
            8. For any action where funds earmarked by either 
        of the Committees for a specific activity are in excess 
        to meet the project or activity requirement, and are 
        proposed to be used for a different activity, a 
        reprogramming shall be submitted.
      Additionally, each request shall include a declaration 
that, as of the date of the request, none of the funds included 
in the request have been obligated, and none will be obligated, 
until the Committees on Appropriations have approved the 
request.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $114,771,000, instead of 
$113,410,000 as proposed by the House and $114,794,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within this amount, $477,000 is for 
Domestic Finance, $750,000 is for International Affairs, and 
$500,000 is for contract awards to the National Law Center for 
Inter-American Free Trade for the explicit purpose of 
supporting Federal government efforts to conduct legal research 
specific to relevant trade issues. The conferees specifically 
deny the $1,000,000 request for theCommodity Market Fees Study, 
including the study of alternative funding sources and structures for 
the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
      The conferees agree to include language which sets aside 
$200,000 for a comprehensive study of the effect of gambling on 
bankruptcies as proposed by the House.
      The conferees agree to include language which sets a 
funding ``floor'' for the Office of Foreign Assets Control as 
proposed by the Senate, modified to set the floor at 
$4,500,000.
      The conferees agree to include language making technical 
corrections to language which appeared under this heading in 
the fiscal year 1997 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act 
as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees agree to include language allowing the 
Under Secretary for Enforcement to transfer up to $1,600,000 of 
available prior year balances of the Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Fund.

                    Under Secretary for Enforcement

      The conferees direct the Department of the Treasury to 
submit, with its fiscal year 1999 budget request, detailed 
budget justification materials for the Office of the Under 
Secretary for Enforcement.

                 Office of Professional Responsibility

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $1,250,000 as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $1,500,000 as proposed by the House. The 
conferees expect that the Department will use approximately 
$350,000 in reprogramming authority, the anticipated share of 
the unobligated balance of funds at the end of fiscal year 
1997, to augment this appropriation. The conferees include 
House language requiring the Under Secretary for Enforcement to 
undertake a comprehensive review of integrity issues and other 
matters related to the potential vulnerability of the U.S. 
Customs Service.

                         Automation Enhancement

      The conferees agree to provide $25,889,000, instead of 
$25,989,000 as proposed by the House and $29,389,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This includes: $8,789,000 for the 
Departmental Office's modernization plan; $6,100,000 for the 
International Trade Data System; and $11,000,000 for Customs' 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

                 Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

      The conferees have followed closely Customs' efforts to 
meet the conditions for release of the $3,475,000 that was 
fenced in fiscal year 1997 pending completion of a systems 
architecture plan. While the conferees agree that Customs has 
markedly improved its processes for making systems investments, 
including the definition of requirements, the plan is still 
under review at this time.
      In addition, the conferees were dismayed with the recent 
decision made by Customs to continue to fund ACE projects out 
of the Salaries and Expenses appropriation when it became clear 
that the fenced funding would not become available by mid-year. 
Although the funding level itself was below the dollar 
threshold for a formal reprogramming request, the conferees 
believe that the reallocation was not in accordance with 
Congressional intent. In the future, the conferees direct that 
funding for ACE be provided exclusively from resources 
appropriated in this account, absent prior consultation with 
the Committees on Appropriations.
      The conferees strongly support modernization and 
automation of Customs business functions, and encourage the 
bureau to continue apace in its planning efforts; however, they 
remain equally convinced that automation and information 
technology investments must follow the prudent investment 
planning processes just now being implemented. The conferees 
agree to provide $11,000,000 in fiscal year 1998, but only 
after the Commissioner submits, and the Committees on 
Appropriations approve, a systems architecture plan and a 
milestone schedule for the development and implementation of 
all projects included in that plan.

                    International Trade Data System

      The conferees agree to provide $6,100,000 instead of 
$5,700,000 as proposed by the House and $5,600,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. The conferees direct that $500,000 of this 
amount be provided to support the Global TransPark Network 
Customs Information Project (GTPN/CIP).

                      Office of Inspector General

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $29,719,000 as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $29,927,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conferees agree to include language which transfers 
$26,034 to the Departmental Offices appropriation for the 
reimbursement of Secret Service agents who were the apparent 
targets of an investigation. The reimbursements are subject to 
Section 115 of this Act.

           Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration

      The conferees agree to provide $10,484,000 as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $6,484,000 as proposed by the House.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund

      The conferees are aware that the ``super surplus'' for 
the Treasury Forfeiture Fund in fiscal year 1997 will be 
significantly larger than in recent years and direct that the 
Department provide the Committees the plan for its intended use 
of these resources in a timely fashion. In support of using 
these resources to strengthen critical law enforcement 
capabilities, the conferees direct the Department to use 
$26,179,000 as follows: $11,100,000 to the Secret Service for 
its financial fraud operation ($3,000,000), activities related 
to the Federal Law Enforcement Wireless Users Group (FLEWUG) 
($6,100,000), and maintenance requirements of the Rowley 
Training Center ($2,000,000); $4,000,000 to Customs to fund 
inspector rotation, if necessary and subject to the findings of 
the review to be undertaken by the Office of Professional 
Responsibility; $8,979,000 to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco 
and Firearms for its firearms trafficking initiative 
($6,000,000), increased arson inspectors ($2,729,000), and a 
guide for firearms and ammunition identification ($250,000); 
and $2,100,000 for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for 
international money laundering programs ($2,000,000), and to 
assist with travel and per diem costs of the National 
Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws in connection 
with the drafting of a model law envisioned by section 407 of 
the Money Laundering Suppression Act of 1994 ($100,000).

                         Explosives Inspectors

      The conferees are strongly supportive of ATF efforts to 
fully inspect explosives facilities but find the justification 
for enhanced annual inspections of all facilities nationwide 
inadequate. The conferees provide $2,729,000 for this effort in 
fiscal year 1998, half of the funding requested.

                    violent crime reduction programs

      The conferees agree to provide $131,000,000, instead of 
$97,000,000 proposed by the House and $130,955,000 proposed by 
the Senate. This amount is to be used as follows:

  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:
    GREAT administration/training.............................$3,000,000
    CEASEFIRE/IBIS Program.................................... 5,200,000
    Vehicle replacement....................................... 4,500,000
    Arson/Explosives Information Collection................... 1,608,000
    Landmobile Radio Systems.................................. 1,139,000
    Canine Explosives Detection Program....................... 3,974,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Subtotal, ATF...........................................19,421,000
                    ==============================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
GREAT Program Grants:.........................................10,000,000
                    ==============================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
  Secret Service:
    Vehicle replacement....................................... 6,700,000
    Identity-based fraud...................................... 1,460,000
    Counterfeit investigations................................ 5,000,000
    Forensic technologies..................................... 2,000,000
    Support for the NCMEC.....................................   571,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Subtotal, Secret Service................................15,731,000
                    ==============================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
  Customs:
    High Energy X-Ray Inspection Systems......................15,000,000
    Redeployment of agents and inspectors..................... 4,000,000
    Canopy construction (Southwest border).................... 1,100,000
    Land Border Automation Initiative......................... 9,500,000
    Operation Hard-Line III................................... 8,413,000
    Vehicle replacement....................................... 7,400,000
    Laboratory modernization.................................. 5,735,000
    Vehicle and container inspection system................... 5,000,000
    Forward-Looking Infrared.................................. 4,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Subtotal, Customs.......................................60,648,000
                    ==============================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.......................... 1,000,000
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center....................... 1,000,000
                    ==============================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
  Office of National Drug Control Policy:
    Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center..................13,000,000
    Model State Drug Law Conferences.......................... 1,200,000
    Drug-Free Prison Pilot Project............................ 6,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

    Subtotal, ONDCP...........................................20,200,000
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas:........................ 3,000,000

                             Secret Service

      For the Secret Service, the conferees provide $15,731,000 
instead of $16,837,000 as proposed by the House and $21,178,000 
as proposed by the Senate. The conferees provide $15,664,000 
for White House Security through the Secret Service's Salaries 
and Expenses appropriation and $3,000,000 for Financial 
Institution Fraud Investigations through the Treasury 
Forfeiture Fund.

           National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

                        child exploitation unit

      In fiscal year 1997, the Committees provided start up 
costs for the operation of the Exploited Child Unit at the 
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as 
sufficient funds for the operation of this unit through fiscal 
year 1999. The Committees have had the opportunity to review 
the work of this Unit and are pleased with the progress being 
made in the integration of investigations of exploited children 
with investigations being conducted through the National Center 
for Missing and Exploited Children in recovering missing 
children. The conferees wish to express continued support for 
the work of this Center as well as the cooperation being 
provided by the Secret Service through the use of forensic 
technologies. The conferees provided an additional $571,000 for 
the operation of the Exploited Child Unit of the National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children and encourages the 
Center to provide the Committees with periodic status reports 
of its investigative efforts.

             counterdrug technology transfer pilot program

      The conferees provide $13,000,000 to the Counterdrug 
Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) of the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to establish a program for 
transferring technology directly to State and local law 
enforcement agencies. Since its inception, CTAC has worked with 
many law enforcement agencies and prosecutors to find 
technological solutionsto critical law enforcement problems, 
and many valuable applications have been developed. The conferees 
direct that this new funding be used to initiate a pilot program to 
transfer these technologies directly to State and local law enforcement 
agencies who may otherwise be unable to profit from the developments 
due to limited budgets or a lack of technological expertise. The 
conferees direct CTAC to initiate this program under the direction of 
the Chief Scientist, ONDCP, with the advice of experts from State and 
local law enforcement, and in cooperation with High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area (HIDTA) programs to identify the technologies to be 
transferred and locations to be served. The conferees expect that 
priority will be given to identifying candidates for transfer in the 
currently designated HIDTAs, and expect that CTAC and HIDTA will also 
weigh the ability and willingness of potential recipients to share in 
the costs of new technology, either through in-kind or direct 
contributions. The conferees also direct the Chief Scientist to submit 
a report to the Committees on Appropriations evaluating the performance 
of the program not later than 18 months from the date of the first 
transfer, as well as a strategic plan for countrywide deployment of 
technology. Additionally, the Chief Scientist is directed to consult 
with the Committees on Appropriations prior to the obligation of these 
funds to ensure that the money appropriated is going toward providing 
State and local law enforcement agencies access to counterdrug 
technology and not unreasonable administrative or otherwise unintended 
purposes.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

                    Foreign Law Enforcement Training

      The conferees have modified the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center (FLETC) language to allow the Secretary of the 
Treasury to waive the reimbursement requirement for training of 
foreign law enforcement officials for those training activities 
which take place in foreign countries under the provisions of 
section 801 of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty 
Act of 1996. However, the conferees expect the Secretary to 
ensure that utilization of such authority will not result in a 
diminution of the funds and personnel available for training of 
domestic law enforcement personnel.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

     Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $32,548,000 as proposed by 
the House instead of $13,930,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                      Financial Management Service

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $202,490,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $199,675,000 as proposed by the House.

                Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $478,934,000, instead of 
$478,649,000 proposed by the House and $473,490,000 proposed by 
the Senate. This amount includes $4,961,000 for technology and 
telecommunications; $754,000 for laboratory and investigative 
supplies; $3,615,000 for computer modernization; $1,250,000 for 
the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative; and $6,333,000 for 
Permanent Change of Station moves and Within-Grade-Increases.
      The conference agreement does not include a provision to 
require the ATF to seek prior approval from the House Committee 
on Government Reform and Oversight and the Senate Committee on 
Governmental Affairs for separation incentive plans authorized 
by Public Law 104-208. However, the conferees would like to 
remind all agencies that they are required to submit to the 
House and Senate, prior to implementation, their strategic 
plans outlining the intended use of such incentive payments and 
a proposed organization chart for the agency once the incentive 
payments have been completed.
      The conferees recommend that the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms work with the federally licensed firearms 
dealers to make recommendations for the improvement of the 
dealers' existing security measures.

                     United States Customs Service

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $1,522,165,000, instead of 
$1,526,078,000 proposed by the House and $1,551,028,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This includes funding of $5,000,000 for 
Customshouse renovation; $1,250,000 for one-time funding of the 
Global Trade and Research Program at the Montana World Trade 
Center; and $300,000 to staff a dedicated commuter lane in El 
Paso, Texas. The conference agreement provides language 
permitting up to $5,000,000 to be used for special operations. 
The conference agreement also provides that the overtime pay 
cap for Customs inspectors will be raised to $30,000.

             Lease and Purchase of Customs Service Vehicles

      The conference agreement provides authority to the U.S. 
Customs Service to purchase and lease vehicles for police-type 
use. The conferees would like to remind Customs to conduct a 
cost-benefit analysis of the available acquisition methods, as 
required by OMB Circular A-109, when they are acquiring 
vehicles. Based on the results of this analysis, Customs should 
proceed with leasing vehicles, for police-type modification, 
only when it is determined that this acquisition method 
provides the Federal government long term savings.

                           Customs Clearance

      The conferees are concerned about possible disparities in 
customs clearance, time in transit, duties, and processing 
paperwork burdens attributable to shipment of goods. In its 
role of facilitating the movement of merchandise, cargo, and 
mail, the Customs Service is directed by the conferees to 
examine whether disparities exist in services used by small and 
large businesses and individuals with regard to customs 
clearance, time in transit, duties, and processing paperwork 
burdens. The Customs Service is directed to report back to the 
Committees on Appropriations by February 2, 1998. Further, the 
conferees are aware of the examination of the General 
Accounting Office on this issue, and request that the Customs 
Service cooperate fully with this investigation.

                           Opa-locka Airport

      The conferees are aware that Opa-locka Airport in Dade 
County, Florida now has customs service from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
These limited hours require general aviation aircraft arriving 
from Latin America and the Caribbean after 5 p.m. to land at 
Miami International Airport (MIA). This diversion further 
congests MIA, which is already the nation's busiest cargo 
airport. Accordingly, the conferees encourage the Customs 
Service to provide customs service at Opa-locka airport from 9 
a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

                                Textiles

      The Customs Service shall report to the Appropriations 
Committee no later than March 1, 1998 on what actions it is 
taking to enforce prohibitions of illegal transshipments of 
fraudulently labeled textiles and apparels within the U.S. 
textile quota system. The Service will also provide the 
Committee with an assessment of the severity of the 
transshipment problem and its impact on U.S. textile and 
apparel manufacturers.

                       Softwood Lumber Agreement

      One of the U.S. Customs Service's most important tasks is 
fully and effectively enforcing U.S. trade agreements. With 
this in mind, the conferees have provided an additional 
$2,000,000 to the U.S. Customs Service to supply additional 
resources for monitoring and enforcing the United States/Canada 
Softwood Lumber Agreement--our largest bilateral sectoral 
agreement. The Lumber Agreement, established in April 1996, 
addresses the problem of subsidized Canadian lumber imports 
which have caused enormous injury to U.S. lumber producers. 
This additional funding will provide Customs adequate resources 
to reconcile U.S. import data with Canadian export data on 
shipments under the Agreement. The resources should ensure that 
Customs conducts the Northern border inspections and analyzes 
the trade statistics necessary to ensure full and effective 
enforcement of the Lumber Agreement.
      In that regard, the conferees expect that the U.S. 
Customs Service will cease enforcement of any interpretative 
ruling that would have the effect of undermining enforcement of 
the Lumber Agreement, including any ruling that would have the 
effect of classifying lumber that would otherwise be classified 
under the heading of 4407 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule in 
a different classification because it has been drilled or 
otherwise subject to minor processing, until Congress can 
address this issue.

 Operations, Maintenance and Procurement, Air and Marine Interdiction 
                                Programs

      The conferees agree to provide $92,758,000 as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of $97,258,000 as proposed by the House. 
The conferees agree to fund Forward-Looking Infrared systems 
through the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund.

                   Customs Services at Small Airports

      The conferees agree to make permanent the provision that 
Customs services at small airports may be derived from fees 
collected.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt

                     Administering the Public Debt

      The conferees agree to provide $169,426,000, the amount 
proposed by both the House and the Senate. The conferees agree 
to include language providing $2,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses as proposed by the Senate.

                        Internal Revenue Service

                 Processing, Assistance, and Management

      The conferees agree to provide $2,925,874,000, instead of 
$2,915,100,000 as proposed by the House and $2,943,174,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The $17,300,000 reduction from the amount proposed by the 
Senate is from the amount requested for Earned Income Tax 
Credit (EITC) enforcement. The conferees have agreed to provide 
a total of $138,000,000 for EITC enforcement in a separate 
appropriation account and therefore the $17,300,000 is no 
longer required under this appropriation.

                       Brookhaven Service Center

      The conferees are concerned that the IRS appears to be 
unwilling to come to a resolution on its proposed renovation 
plans for the IRS Center in Brookhaven, New York. Due to this 
recalcitrant attitude on the part of IRS, the renovation 
project is at least three years behind schedule.
      Despite past assurances from both the IRS and the General 
Services Administration (GSA) that this renovation project 
would move forward expeditiously, this has not happened. The 
conferees direct the IRS to submit a report by January 15, 
1998, to the Appropriations Committees that details its planned 
construction schedule to renovate the IRS Center in Brookhaven.

                      Field Office Reorganization

      The Treasury, Postal Service and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 1997, (P.L. 104-208) included a provision 
(Section 105) which required the IRS to provide a report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on the impact of the planned field 
reorganization before it could implement the reorganization. 
The Committees found the report lacking, particularly with 
regard to the cost/benefit analysis of how adequate taxpayer 
service will be provided in the future. The conferees, 
therefore, direct the IRS to continue to delay its planned 
field reduction-in-force until it submits another report to the 
Committees on Appropriations, no earlier than January 30, 1998, 
with a detailed plan on how the IRS will ensure adequate 
taxpayer service in the future. In addition, based on concerns 
expressed by Members of Congress, the conferees direct the IRS 
to include in the report a detailed analysis of the impact of 
the field reorganization on the adequacy of taxpayer services 
in rural areas of the country.

                             Privacy Issues

      The conferees have not included a provision as proposed 
by the House which would have prohibited the IRS from including 
Social Security numbers on mailing labels or other visible 
mailings because of the concern over the cost which the IRS 
would incur to implement this provision. However, the conferees 
remain concerned that including Social Security numbers on 
mailing labels or other visible mailings violates certain 
taxpayer privacy protections. The IRS should report to the 
Committees on Appropriations on how it plans to protect 
taxpayer privacy in its mailings.

                      Electronic Filing Initiative

      The conferees have included a provision as recommended by 
the House, with modifications, which establishes an Electronic 
Filing Initiative.
      The provision directs that this initiative be established 
as a pilot project in fiscal year 1998. The initiative directs 
the IRS to pay up to $3.00 for each return filed electronically 
when the Commissioner of the IRS has determined that it is in 
the best interest of the government to make such a payment. The 
conferees stress the ``up to'' $3.00 sets the cap on the 
payment, but does not set a floor on the payment. The amount of 
the payment would be at the discretion of the Commissioner.
      Additionally, it is not the intent of the conferees that 
the IRS should pay for electronically-filed tax returns which 
it would otherwise have received without making any payment. 
Therefore, the IRS shall only pay for the volume of 
electronically-filed tax returns that are in excess of the 
number which were received in 1996.
      The conferees agree that only if the Commissioner 
determines that it is in the best interest of the government, 
shall any payment be made for the increased volume of 
electronically-filed tax returns. The conferees recognize that 
the IRS is in the process of developing a contract with private 
sector companies which provide electronic filing services which 
may offer non-payment incentives to increase electronic filing. 
The inclusion of this provision should not be construed as an 
effort to hinder or alter the IRS effort. The conferees simply 
want to ensure that the IRS will carry through on its long-
delayed plan to increase electronically-filed returns. The plan 
should include the most appropriate mix of incentives, which 
may or may not include monetary offers, as determined by the 
Commissioner.

                          Tax Law Enforcement

      The conferees agree to provide $3,142,822,000, instead of 
$3,108,300,000 as proposed by the House and $3,153,722,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The $10,900,000 reduction from the amount proposed by the 
Senate is from the amount requested for Earned Income Tax 
Credit (EITC) enforcement.The conferees have agreed to provide 
a total of $138,000,000 for EITC enforcement in a separate 
appropriation account and therefore the $10,900,000 is no longer 
required under this appropriation.

                          Rescission of Funds

      The conferees agree to rescind $32,000,000 in previously 
appropriated funds as proposed by the Senate instead of a 
rescission of $14,500,000 in previously appropriated funds as 
proposed by the House.

                         Internal Audit Reports

      The conferees request that the Internal Revenue Service 
forward to the Committees on Appropriations copies of internal 
audit reports.

              Tip Reporting Alternative Commitment Program

      The conferees agree with the House position that the IRS 
should work with taxpayers to ensure compliance with the Tip 
Reporting Alternative Commitment Agreement (TRAC). In too many 
instances, restaurant owners perceive that the IRS may be 
overzealous in their pursuit of voluntary agreement with TRAC 
by intimating that the business will be audited if there is no 
agreement. The conferees agree that IRS should ensure 
compliance with tip reporting by stressing its customer service 
role while working with restaurant owners.

          Regulations Regarding Conduct of Non-Profit Ventures

      The report which accompanied the Treasury, Postal Service 
and General Government Appropriations, 1997 (P.L. 104-208), 
incorporated by reference language contained in the Senate's 
report 104-330 concerning tax-exempt organizations and the tour 
industry. This is a continuing issue in fiscal year 1998 
because of increased growth in the number of tax exempt 
organizations that choose to engage in commercial activities. 
The ambiguities in the definition of what is and is not 
taxable, contribute to the ongoing controversy.
      The 1997 report directed the Internal Revenue Service to 
review this situation and take steps, if necessary, to develop 
regulations clarifying the ``substantially related'' test as it 
applies to tax exempt travel and tour activities. The IRS has 
not yet developed regulations to clarify this issue. The 
conferees believe that this issue must be resolved soon and 
directs the IRS to work with the appropriate Congressional 
committees to develop the necessary regulations before April 
15, 1998.

             Earned Income Tax Credit Compliance Initiative

      The conferees agree to provide $138,000,000 in a new 
appropriation account for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) 
compliance initiative which was established by section 5702 of 
the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33). This is 
$30,895,000 more than the $107,105,000 requested by the 
President in a September 17, 1997 budget amendment.
      The conferees direct that IRS use these funds only for 
the EITC compliance initiative. Furthermore, the IRS should 
establish a method to track the expenditure of funds and 
measure the impact on compliance. The IRS shall submit 
quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations which 
identify the expenditures and the change in the rates of 
compliance.

                          Information Systems

      The conferees agree to provide $1,272,487,000, as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of $1,292,500,000 as proposed 
by the House.
      Within this amount, the conferees agree to provide funds 
as follows:

Operational Systems.....................................    $936,614,000
Century Date Change.....................................     289,700,000
Quality Assurance.......................................       7,112,000
Modernization Management................................       8,227,000
Modernization Support...................................      23,834,000
Retraining/Relocation of employees......................       7,000,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................   1,272,487,000

      Through the re-application of 1997 and 1996 funds, an 
additional $87,000,000 is made available for Century Date 
Change requirements as discussed below.
      The conferees note that the amount provided for 
Operational Systems is the amount requested in the fiscal year 
1998 budget request. Should the IRS require the expenditure of 
funds in a manner different from that listed above, a 
reprogramming action is required.

                    Century Date Change Requirements

      The conferees agree to provide a total of $376,700,000 
for Century Date Change requirements. The conferees understand 
that, as of September 12, 1997, this is the amount requested 
for this program. Of this amount, $289,700,000 is provided as 
an appropriation in the Information Systemsaccount. The 
conferees also direct that $77,000,000 be reprogrammed from fiscal year 
1997 funds available from the Tax Systems Modernization (TSM) 
development and deployment program and $10,000,000 shall be 
reprogrammed from the 1996 TSM program. The conferees direct the IRS to 
expeditiously submit the necessary reprogramming actions to the 
Committees on Appropriations.
      To the extent that the Century Date Change requirements 
exceed the amount provided, the Committees on Appropriations 
would be willing to consider a reprogramming request which 
would increase the amount available for the Century Date Change 
program.
      The Committees on Appropriations were provided with an 
abundance of conflicting data from the IRS concerning what 
constitutes projects and activities required for addressing the 
Year 2000 systems changes. The conferees are concerned that the 
Century Date Change requirements are not yet finalized and 
projects and activities considered as part of the program may 
frequently change. Additionally, the conferees are concerned 
that the IRS has no overall integrated plan for the assessment 
of the problem, applying solutions to the problem, and then 
adequately testing the solutions before deployment of the 
applications to field operations.
      Therefore, the conferees direct the IRS to develop a 
Century Date Change strategy which adequately addresses 
infrastructure, assessment (inventory/analysis), application 
renovation (upgrade deployment), and validation requirements. 
The conferees direct the IRS to provide quarterly reports 
tracking its progress in meeting this strategy. The report 
should include expenditure of funds, application of FTEs, and 
an estimate in percentage terms, stating how much has been 
accomplished and how much remains to be completed in accordance 
with the strategy.
      Of the $376,700,000 provided for Century Date Change, 
$170,000,000 is available as follows:

Conversion & Testing....................................     $79,000,000
Telecommunications......................................      23,000,000
ADP Equipment...........................................      13,000,000
Operating systems software..............................      17,000,000
Project Office/Program Management.......................       9,000,000
Certification...........................................       7,000,000
Contingency.............................................      42,000,000
Offset within IRS budget................................     -20,000,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     170,000,000

      The conferees direct that the IRS provide the Committees 
on Appropriations notification prior to the expenditure of any 
funds identified above as a ``Contingency.'' The notification 
shall include a justification of the expenditure and a 
certification that the expenditure is in compliance with the 
IRS strategy for Century Date Change.

                       Data Center Consolidation

       The conferees agree to provide a total of $164,700,000 
for the consolidation of IRS' data centers. Of this amount, 
$157,700,000 is for costs associated with the acquisition and 
installation of equipment and software and $7,000,000 is for 
costs associated with any possible retraining or relocation of 
employees affected by the consolidation. To the extent that IRS 
does not require all of the $7,000,000 designated for 
retraining and relocation of employees, it may submit a 
reprogramming request to add these funds to the $157,000,000 
provided for acquisition and installation of equipment and 
software necessary for Data Center Consolidation.

              Government Program Management Office (GPMO)

       The conferees agree to provide $8,227,000 for 
Modernization Management. The conferees direct that, within 
these funds, the GPMO be staffed at no more than 75 full-time 
equivalents. The GPMO's responsibilities are to administer and 
manage the modernization program. The conferees expect that, in 
fiscal year 1998, the modernization program will focus on 
completing necessary details of the modernization blueprint, 
not the acquisition of new systems. The GPMO should monitor 
this process to ensure that the development of these details 
reflect the requirements of the IRS.

                         Reporting Requirements

       The conferees agree with the quarterly reporting 
requirements contained in the House report (Report 105-240). 
However, the conferees agree that the quarterly reports should 
be submitted no later than 30 days after the close of each 
quarter, rather than 15 days, as recommended by the House.

                   Information Technology Investments

      The conferees agree to provide $325,000,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $326,000,000 as proposed by the House. 
The conferees further agree that the funds are provided for 
modernization as described in the Modernization Blueprint which 
was submitted to Congress on May 15, 1997.
      The conferees have agreed to prohibit the obligation of 
funds from the Information Systems (IS) appropriation, as well 
as previous IS appropriations, for awarding or otherwise 
initiating the Prime contract through which systems related to 
modernization would be acquired. The conferees have also agreed 
toprohibit the obligation of funds from the Technology 
Investments account until September 1, 1998, and until certain 
conditions are met. The conferees remind the IRS that the obligation of 
these funds is prohibited until the IRS is in compliance with all the 
requirements of the legislation.
      The General Accounting Office (GAO) has reviewed the 
Modernization Blueprint and has informed the Committees on 
Appropriations that IRS has made a good start in developing its 
Modernization Blueprint, but must complete and implement this 
Blueprint before building or acquiring new systems. The 
conferees agree with the GAO in this regard. The Committees on 
Appropriations are very pleased that IRS has made significant 
progress in putting together a workable modernization program. 
However, many details of the Blueprint need to be completed 
before the IRS commits to acquire new systems. Funds provided 
for Modernization Support should be used to continue efforts to 
complete the necessary details.
      The conferees direct the IRS to submit a status report, 
no later than April 30, 1998, which addresses ongoing efforts 
to implement the May 15, 1997 Modernization Blueprint. The 
report should, at a minimum, provide (1) detailed descriptions 
of how the IRS has implemented the processes and procedures for 
investment review and systems life cycle and (2) the status of 
efforts on the development of business cases and requirements.

                       Administrative Provisions

                        Internal Revenue Service

      Section 101-105. The conferees agree to include these 
provisions which were proposed by both the House and the 
Senate.
      Section 106. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which directs that funds shall be 
available for improved facilities and increased manpower to 
provide sufficient and effective 1-800 telephone assistance.
      Section 107. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which directs that no field 
reorganization shall be undertaken at Aberdeen, South Dakota, 
until certain conditions are met.
      Section 108. The conferees agree to include a modified 
provision proposed by the Senate, which directs that no field 
reorganization of the Criminal Investigation Division will 
result in a reduction, as compared to the 1996 levels, of 
criminal investigators in Wisconsin. The provision has been 
modified to include the South Dakota Criminal Investigation 
Division.

                      United States Secret Service

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $564,348,000 instead of 
$555,736,000 as proposed by the House and $570,809,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees provide $20,936,000 for 
additional White House Security requirements, instead of 
$4,000,000 as proposed by the House and $6,568,000 as proposed 
by the Senate; this includes $15,664,000 for White House 
Security previously funded through the Violent Crime Reduction 
Trust Fund. The conferees include $6,100,000 for the Federal 
Law Enforcement Wireless Users Group in the Treasury Forfeiture 
Fund.

                   White House Security Requirements

      The conferees have provided a total of $20,936,000 for 
various White House Security requirements in fiscal year 1998. 
This is $7,864,000 below the amount requested by the 
Administration and reflects a reduction of $4,001,000 
associated with 277 positions that remain unfilled and 
$3,863,000 for additional technical and clerical positions 
within the White House. The conferees fully support all ongoing 
and planned White House Security enhancements and note that, 
since the completion of the ``White House Security Review'', a 
total of $51,406,000 of the total anticipated requirement of 
approximately $62,000,000 has been funded. The conferees are 
committed to fully funding the recommendations of the ``White 
House Security Review'' and anticipate that full funding will 
be provided in fiscal year 1999.

      Acquisition, Construction, Improvement, and Related Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $8,799,000 instead of 
$5,775,000 as proposed by the House and $9,176,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. This includes $7,176,000 for activities related 
to the new Headquarters as well as $1,623,000 for fixed site 
security requirements previously funded through Salaries and 
Expenses. The conferees provide $2,000,000 for maintenance 
related activities of the Rowley Training Center through the 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

             General Provisions--Department of the Treasury

      Section 110-114. The conferees agree to include these 
provisions which were proposed by both the House and Senate 
with minor technical corrections.
      The conferees have not included a provision related to 
the currency paper contract, as proposed by the House.
      Section 115. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by both the House and Senate which authorizes the 
reimbursement of SecretService personnel under certain 
conditions. However, the conferees agree to the total amount of 
$26,034, as proposed by the House.
      Section 116. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by both the House and Senate which prospectively 
adjusts the compensation of the Secretary of the Treasury, 
beginning with the subsequent Secretary.
      Section 117. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which limits the amount of time the 
Department may have to respond to requests for information. The 
conferees stress that the problems alleviated by this provision 
are problems which were experienced by the House Appropriations 
Committee, not the Senate Appropriations Committee.
      Section 118-119. The conferees agree to include these 
provisions which were proposed by both the House and Senate 
with minor technical corrections.
      Section 120. The conferees agree to include a provision, 
with modifications, as proposed by the House which directs the 
IRS to initiate an electronic filing pilot project. The 
provision has been modified to expand the group of participants 
and provide more discretion to the IRS Commissioner. This 
provision is addressed more fully in the IRS section of this 
Statement.
      Section 121. The conferees agree to include a provision, 
with modifications, as proposed by the House which addresses 
compensation rates of police officers at the BEP and U.S. Mint. 
The modifications agreed to by the conferees clarify that 
setting the rates of pay shall be at the sole discretion of the 
Secretary of the Treasury or his designee.
      Section 122. The conferees agree to include a provision, 
with modifications, as proposed by the House which adjusts the 
transfer of funds from the Treasury Forfeiture Fund to the 
Special Forfeiture Fund, and provides that unobligated balances 
of the Super Surplus may be carried forward into the next 
fiscal year. The modifications agreed to by the conferees 
provide that $38,500,000 of the Super Surplus would not be 
available for obligation until fiscal year 1999.
      Section 123. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which waives certain requirements of 
the U.S. Customs Service.
      Section 124. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which prohibits funds for the 
Inspector General of the Treasury Department to contract for 
advisory and assistance services.

                        TITLE II--POSTAL SERVICE

      Payment to the Postal Service Fund for Nonfunded Liabilities

      The conferees provide no appropriation for Nonfunded 
Liabilities instead of $34,850,000 as proposed by both the 
House and Senate. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997, P.L. 105-33, 
contains a provision repealing the authorization for payments 
to the Postal Service as reimbursement for costs associated 
with former Post Office Department employees under the 
Employees' Compensation Fund. As a result, no funding has been 
provided for Payment to the Postal Service Fund for Nonfunded 
Liabilities.

                    Non-Postal Commercial Activities

      The conferees have recently been made aware of concerns 
within the small business community relating to certain ``non-
postal'' commercial activities. The non-postal commercial 
activities recently initiated by the Postal Service include the 
sale of T-shirts, neckties, greeting cards, stationary, and 
other gift items.
      The conferees continue to have an interest in non-postal 
commercial activities and therefore direct the Postal Service 
to report, as part of its fiscal year 1999 budget submission, 
on the non-postal activities offered by the Postal Service 
including a description of each service, the potential benefits 
to postal customers, an assessment of how these non-postal 
services contribute to providing uniform postal services at 
uniform rates, an estimate of net revenue generated, and, if 
applicable, an assessment of the potential impact of non-postal 
operations on the small business community.
      The conferees also note that the House Government Reform 
and Oversight Committee is considering postal reform 
legislation and among the issues which it may consider is the 
issue of competition by the Postal Service in these areas. The 
requested report should be made available to that Committee for 
consideration during action in this area as part of its postal 
reform legislation or as separate legislation.

                          Global Package Link

      The conferees include no provisions related to Global 
Package Link as proposed by the House in House Report 105-240.

TITLE III--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO 
                             THE PRESIDENT

                           White House Office

                   White House Communications Agency

      The conferees direct the White House Office to establish 
a system for tracking and verifying all reimbursements made to 
the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) and to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations on this system no later than 
November 1, 1997. In addition, the conferees direct the White 
House Office, as part of its annual budget submission, to 
provide a detailed accounting of reimbursements made to WHCA in 
the current fiscal year and an estimate of reimbursements for 
the upcoming year. This submission should include a description 
of the types of services reimbursed.

                 Executive Residence at the White House

                         Reimbursable Expenses

      The conferees establish a separate account for the 
Reimbursable Expenses of the Executive Residence, as proposed 
by the House.

                      Office of Policy Development

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees eliminate all restrictions on the use of 
funds for computer modernization within the Office of Policy 
Development as proposed by the Senate.

                        Office of Administration

                        Capital Investment Plan

      The conferees have recently received information from the 
Office of Administration (OA) regarding the Executive Office of 
the President's (EOP) five-year automation plan. Based on this 
information, and as requested by the Administration, the 
conferees have agreed to eliminate all restrictions on the use 
of funds for information technology within the Executive Office 
of the President. The conferees understand that the OA has 
established a formal Information Technology Management Team 
(ITMT) as of September 25, 1997. The conferees further 
understand that the ITMT will be responsible for assessing, 
approving, modifying and implementing a systems architecture 
plan for EOP information technology modernization. The 
conferees direct the OA to submit the architectural plan, as 
approved by the ITMT, to the Committees on Appropriations as 
expeditiously as possible. As part of the fiscal year 1999 
budget submission, the OA should include a milestone schedule 
for the development and implementation of all projects included 
in the systems architecture plan and an estimate of the funds 
and projects required to support the fiscal year 1999 capital 
investments associated with that plan.

                    Office of Management and Budget

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $57,440,000 for the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) instead of $57,240,000 as 
proposed by the House and the Senate.

                        Congressional Review Act

      The conferees are aware of concerns that the Office of 
Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) may not be 
implementing and coordinating certain provisions of the 
Congressional Review Act (CRA) as efficiently and effectively 
as possible. The conferees urge the Director of OMB to ensure 
the maximum coordination and implementation of the CRA through 
the OIRA.

                     Agricultural Marketing Orders

      As proposed by the House, the conferees have included a 
provision prohibiting the use of funds for reviewing 
agricultural marketing orders. The conferees agree that this 
provision shall not negate the study of the Northeast 
Interstate Dairy Compact as required by Section 732 of the 
conference report accompanying H.R. 2160. The conferees also 
agree that OMB shall not conduct any study or review that 
hinders the Department of Agriculture from implementing the 
consolidations and reforms of federal milk marketing orders as 
requited by the provisions of Section 143 of the Federal 
Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C., et 
seq.).

                       Debt Collection Activities

      The Debt Collection Improvement Act (DCIA) of 1996 (31 
U.S.C. 3716, 31 U.S.C. 3720A, 26 U.S.C. 602, and 5 U.S.C. 5514) 
requires agencies to refer delinquent debt to the Department of 
the Treasury so that Treasury can offset delinquent debt owed 
the respective agency against payments made by Treasury 
disbursement officials. Pursuant to the DCIA, agencies are 
required to transfer to Treasury for collection, debts that are 
insufficiently serviced and 180 days delinquent, unless 
prescribed actions by a particular agency have commenced.
      Enactment of this legislation is intended to streamline 
and enhance the capabilities of the Federal government in 
collection of outstanding debts. The conferees are concerned 
that agencies have not taken the appropriate steps required by 
law and are failing to provide Treasury with the information 
within the time frame outlined in the statute.
      The conferees, therefore, direct the Director of OMB to 
ensure that agencies are complying with the law and providing 
information to Treasury as required.

                      Unique Identification Number

      The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
prepare and submit to the Committees on Appropriations and to 
the Government Reform and Oversight Committee of the House and 
the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate, by not 
later than March 15, 1998, a report on the costs, benefits and 
logistics of implementing a proposal to require that each 
organization that receives a grant from the Federal Government 
should be issued a unique identification number.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $35,016,000 instead of 
$43,516,000 as proposed by the House and $36,016,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, the conferees have 
included $16,000,000 for the basic program of the Counterdrug 
Technology Assessment Center, and $1,000,000 for policy 
research and evaluation.
      The conference agreement separately funds $13,000,000 for 
a new technology transfer program by the Counterdrug Technology 
Assessment Center, as well as $1,200,000 for model state drug 
law conferences, through the Violent Crime Reduction Trust 
Fund.

                     Federal Drug Control Programs

             High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program

      The conferees agree to provide $159,007,000 instead of 
$146,207,000 as proposed by the House and $140,207,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This amount would fully fund the 
Administration's request. The conferees provide $10,000,000 for 
the creation of three new HIDTAs: $6,000,000 for Kentucky, West 
Virginia, and Tennessee; $1,000,000 for central Florida; and 
$3,000,000 for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, should the Director of the 
ONDCP determine the location meets the designated criteria. In 
addition, funding is included for methamphetamine programs, 
including $1,500,000 to the Rocky Mountain HIDTA and $7,300,000 
to build upon national methamphetamine reduction programs 
funded in fiscal year 1997 through the Special Forfeiture Fund. 
Finally, the conferees agree to provide an additional 
$3,000,000 for the Rocky Mountain HIDTA through the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund. The conferees encourage the 
Director of the ONDCP to consider providing assistance under 
this program to the Suffolk County, New York, Police 
Department's Computer Crime Analysis Unit.

                        Special Forfeiture Fund

      The conferees agree to provide $211,000,000 instead of 
$205,000,000 as proposed by the House and $145,300,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This includes $195,000,000 to support a 
national media campaign, $10,000,000 to support matching grants 
to drug-free communities as authorized in the Drug-Free 
Communities Act of 1997, and $6,000,000 to continue the program 
funded in fiscal year 1997 to reduce drug use in the criminal 
justice system.

                          Youth Media Campaign

      The conference agreement includes $195,000,000 to support 
a national media campaign for the first year of a possible 
five-year media campaign proposed by the Director of the ONDCP 
to target young people. No funds would be available for 
obligation until the ONDCP Director submits a strategy for 
approval that contains:
            (1) guidelines to ensure and certify that funds 
        will neither supplement nor supplant current anti-drug 
        community based coalitions or pro bono public service 
        time donated by national and local broadcasting 
        networks;
            (2) guidelines to ensure and certify that no funds 
        will be used for partisan political purposes, or to 
        fund media campaigns that feature elected officials, 
        persons seeking elected office, cabinet-level 
        officials, or certain other Federal officials;
            (3) a detailed implementation plan for securing 
        private sector contributions including but not limited 
        to in-kind contributions;
            (4) a detailed implementation plan of the 
        qualifications necessary for any organization, entity, 
        or individual to receive funding for or otherwise be 
        provided broadcast media time; and
            (5) a system to measure outcomes of success of the 
        national media campaign.
      The conference agreement requires the ONDCP Director to 
report to Congress quarterly on obligation of funds and on the 
parameters of the campaign, as well as to report to Congress 
within two years on the effectiveness of the campaign based 
upon the measurable outcomes previously provided to Congress.
      The conferees direct ONDCP to assess all media vehicles 
available for this campaign including, but not limited to, 
broadcast and print media, and the Internet. Further, the 
conferees direct ONDCP to consult with media and drug experts, 
such as the Ad Council and the Partnership for a Drug-Free 
America, in an effort to draw from the experience and expertise 
of individuals and organizations that have experience in this 
field, including health and education professionals. The 
conferees are convinced that close consultation with the 
private sector on the development and implementation of this 
campaign is critical to its success.
      The conferees believe this media campaign, if properly 
executed, has the potential to produce concrete results by the 
year 2001. The conferees will closely track this campaign and 
its contribution to achieving a drug-free America. The 
conferees anticipate that future funding will be based on 
results.

                     TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                      Federal Election Commission

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees provide $31,650,000 instead of $34,550,000 
as proposed by the House and $29,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount $3,800,000 is fenced for internal 
automated data processing; this includes $2,500,000 for ongoing 
computer modernization initiatives and $1,300,000, as requested 
by the FEC, for computerized imaging and indexing of documents 
related to the 1996 election cycle. The conferees also provide 
$750,000 for an independent audit of the FEC and $300,000 for a 
system to disclose and maintain all FEC filings on the 
Internet. The conferees agree that the FEC should maintain an 
FTE level of no greater than 313.5 during fiscal year 1998.

                  Performance and Technological Audit

      The conferees agree that $750,000 of FEC's funds will be 
made available, by transfer, to the General Accounting Office 
(GAO). GAO is directed to use these funds to enter into a 
contract with an independent entity for the purpose of 
conducting a technological and performance audit and management 
review of FEC operations. GAO shall develop a scope of work 
that addresses the management and technology concerns raised by 
the conferees and identified in House Report 105-240, shall 
perform the administrative duties necessary to award and 
monitor the contract, shall ensure that the selected contractor 
has the necessary background and technical skills to 
successfully conduct the study, and shall ensure that the 
contractor deliverables are responsive to the scope of the 
contract. The conferees direct GAO to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations and the House Oversight Committee 
on the parameters of this audit and wish to make it clear that 
the audit outline, scope, content and resultant reports are the 
purview of these Committees, not of the GAO.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees provide $22,039,000 as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $21,803,000 as proposed by the House.

                    General Services Administration

                         Federal Buildings Fund

                 Limitations on Availability of Revenue

      The conferees agree to provide $4,835,934,000 in new 
obligational authority for the General Services 
Administration's (GSA), Federal Buildings Fund (FBF) as 
proposed by the House, instead of $4,885,934,000 as proposed by 
the Senate.
      The conferees agree with the House position on providing 
no additional obligational authority for chloroflurocarbons 
program in 1998. This reduction is taken without prejudice. The 
conferees agree that this will place an additional burden on 
GSA's attempts to meet its requirements under the Clean Air 
Act. However, limited funding options did not provide 
sufficient latitude for the conferees to meet this requirement.
      The conferees agree with the Senate position on providing 
separate limitations on the Rental of Space and the Building 
Operations programs, instead of the House position which 
combined these two programs into one limitation amount.
      The conferees agree with the House position which set a 
$680,543,000 limitation on expenditures ``previously requested 
and approved under this heading in prior fiscal years.'' By 
accepting the House language, the conferees wish to stress that 
the General Services Administration, not just Congress, 
contributed to the creation of a shortfall in the Federal 
Buildings Fund by requesting the authority to use the Fund for 
the construction, acquisition, and repair of Federal buildings 
when the balances in the Fund were not sufficient to support 
the request.

                         Policy and Operations

      The conferees agree to provide $107,487,000 as proposed 
by the House instead of $104,487,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees direct that $2,000,000 be provided in 
accordance with the direction included in the House report and 
that $1,000,000 be used to initiate a digital medical education 
project.

                           Governor's Island

      The conferees direct that, in fiscal year 1999, GSA 
appropriately budget for the protection and maintenance of 
Governor's Island, New York. This U.S. Coast Guard property is 
designated for disposal by GSA in the future and suchfunds as 
may be necessary should be requested so that there is no undue 
deterioration of the property prior to its sale.

              Federal Office Building in Colorado Springs

      The Federal building located at 1520 Willamette Avenue in 
Colorado Springs, Colorado, is owned by GSA and is currently 
leased to the U.S. Air Force Space Command. In the event that 
the Space Command does not renew or extend its lease, and the 
facility becomes vacant and is deemed surplus, the conferees 
urge GSA to strongly consider the United States Olympic 
Committee's need for additional space and to give priority to 
the USOC's request to gain title or otherwise acquire this 
property.

       Surplus Equipment to Schools and Educational Institutions

      The conferees urge the GSA, in line with its 
responsibilities for the disposal of excess and surplus Federal 
personal property, to promote and foster the transfer of excess 
and surplus computer equipment directly to schools and 
appropriate nonprofit, community-based educational 
organizations. The GSA should communicate with other Federal 
agencies to heighten their ongoing awareness of the existing 
opportunities at both the national and local levels to meet the 
needs of the schools for such equipment and work with agencies 
to ensure that the equipment is conveyed to the school or 
organization quickly and at the least cost to the institution. 
The conferees further direct GSA to work with the regional 
Federal executive boards providing guidance and assistance to 
help establish regional clearinghouses of information on the 
availability of excess computer surplus equipment in each 
region. This information should be made readily available to 
schools.

          General Provisions--General Services Administration

      Sections 401-409. The conferees agree to include 
provisions as proposed by both the House and Senate.
      Section 410. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which authorizes GSA to repay debts 
incurred by the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation.
      Section 411. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which authorizes GSA to pay claims up 
to $250,000 from construction projects and acquisition of 
buildings.
      Section 412. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which directs GSA to sell certain 
property in Bakersfield, California.
      Section 413. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate, with modifications, which amends 
Section 201(b) of the Federal Property and Administrative 
Services Act (Section 1555 of the Federal Acquisition 
Streamlining Act). H.R. 2378, as reported to the House of 
Representatives, included a provision identical to that 
included as Section 410 in the Senate version of the bill. The 
provision was eliminated from the House bill due to technical 
issues associated with the Rules of the House.
      The modifications agreed to by the conferees reinstate 
the authority of qualified nonprofit agencies for the blind and 
severely handicapped that are providing a commodity or service 
to the Federal government under a contract awarded under the 
Javits-Wagner O'Day Act. This authority was inadvertently 
deleted in the language which was adopted by the Senate. The 
provision included by the conferees only deletes that part of 
Section 201(b) known as the Cooperative Purchasing Act.

   Federal Payment to Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in 
                National Environmental Policy Foundation

      The conferees agree to provide $1,750,000, instead of 
$2,000,000 as proposed by the House and no appropriation as 
proposed by the Senate.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $25,290,000 as proposed by 
the House instead of $24,810,000 as proposed by the Senate.

              National Archives and Records Administration

                           Operating Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $205,166,500 instead of 
$202,354,000 as proposed by the House and $206,479,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

             Archives Facilities and Presidential Libraries

                        Repairs and Restoration

      The conferees agree to provide $14,650,000, instead of 
$10,650,000 as proposed by the House and $13,650,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within thisamount, the National 
Archives shall spend $4,000,000 to complete its plan for the repair and 
restoration of the Truman Library and $4,000,000 to complete its plan 
for the repair and restoration of the Roosevelt Library.

        National Historical Publications and Records Commission

                             grants program

      The conferees agree to provide $5,500,000 as proposed by 
the House instead of $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                      Office of Government Ethics

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $8,265,000 as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $8,078,000 as proposed by the House.

                       Office of Special Counsel

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $8,450,000 as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $8,116,000 as proposed by the House.

                        United States Tax Court

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $33,921,000 as proposed by 
the House instead of $34,293,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                                This Act

      Sec. 501-503. The conferees agree to include these 
provisions proposed by both the House and the Senate.
      Sec. 504. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which prohibits transferring control 
over FLETC. The conferees do not agree to make this provision 
permanent as proposed by the House.
      Sec. 505. The conferees agree to make permanent a 
provision as proposed by both the House and Senate which 
authorizes the Federal Executive Institute and Management 
Development Centers to accept donations of supplies, services, 
land and equipment.
      Sec. 506. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by both the House and Senate which provides employment 
rights to federal employees who return to their civilian jobs 
after assignment with the Armed Forces.
      Sec. 507. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House and Senate regarding compliance with the 
Buy American Act.
      Sec. 508. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House and Senate which prohibits contracts 
which use goods not made in America.
      Sec. 509. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by both the House and Senate which prohibits the 
intentional use of a ``Made in America'' inscription on goods 
not made in the United States.
      Sec. 510. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House and Senate authorizing the use of 
unobligated balances for certain purposes. The conferees agree 
to the Senate proposal that such requests be made in compliance 
with reprogramming guidelines.
      Sec. 511. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by both the House and Senate which prohibits the use 
of funds for the White House to request official background 
reports without the written consent of the individual who is 
the subject of the report.
      The conferees have not included a provision as proposed 
by the House that would have limited the expenditure of funds 
for Sunday premium pay or night differential pay, and would 
allow differential pay to an employee in a paid leave status 
under certain conditions. This provision is addressed in Title 
VI.
      The conferees do not include a provision as proposed by 
the House which provided an additional $4,200,000 for the FEC's 
automated data processing systems.
      Sec. 512. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House, with modifications, limiting term limits 
for FEC Commissioners. The modification limits the term for FEC 
Commissioners nominated by the President to be members after 
December 31, 1997.
      Sec. 513. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House which would prohibit the expenditure of 
funds for abortions under the FEHBP. The same language was 
included by the Senate as Section 644.
      Sec. 514. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House which would authorize the expenditure of 
funds for abortions under the FEHB if the life of the mother is 
in danger or the pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or 
incest. The same language was included by the Senate as Section 
645.
      Sec. 515. The conferees agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which provides the Office of Personnel 
Management more time to study and report to Congress on the 
methodology for determining cost-of-living allowance (COLA) 
rates.
      Sec. 516. The conferees agree to include a provision 
authorizing the adjustment of retirement pay for certain 
individuals under certain conditions.
      Sec. 517. The conferees agree to include a provision to 
extend the Physicians Comparability Allowance.
      Sec. 518. The conferees agree to include a provision on 
survivor annuities.

              TITLE VI--GOVERNMENT WIDE GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Section 601-626. The conferees agree to include 
provisions as proposed by both the House and Senate with minor 
technical corrections.
      Section 627. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which authorizes the Secretary of the 
Treasury to establish standards for explosives detection 
canines.
      Section 628. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by both the House and Senate which prohibits the 
use of funds to provide non-public information such as mailing 
or telephone lists to any person or organization outside of the 
Federal government.
      Section 629. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which authorizes interagency financing 
for the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
      Section 630-631. The conferees agree to include 
provisions proposed by both the House and the Senate.
      Section 632. The conferees agree to include a provision 
concerning FSLIC, authorizing reimbursement to the Department 
of Justice for litigation expenses in claims against the United 
States. The conferees expect that OMB will submit, with the 
fiscal year 1999 budget request, language which would make this 
provision permanent law.
      The conferees do not agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the House which prohibits IRS from including Social 
Security numbers on mailing labels or other visible IRS 
mailings. This issue is addressed in the IRS section.
      Section 633. The conferees agree to include a provision 
relating to NAFTA as proposed by both the House and Senate with 
minor technical corrections.
      Section 634. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House which prohibits the U.S. Customs 
Service from allowing the importation of products produced by 
forced or indentured child labor.
      Section 635. The conferees agree to include a provision, 
with modifications, as proposed by the Senate requiring OMB to 
establish an object class to track employee relocation costs. 
The revised provision would require Federal departments and 
agencies to report their total obligations for theexpenses of 
employee relocation to OMB with their annual budget submissions. The 
information would then be compiled by OMB into a table which will be 
transmitted to Congress with the President's annual budget submission.
       Section 636. The conferees agree to include a provision, 
with a modification, as proposed by the Senate which limits the 
expenditure of funds for Sunday premium pay. The modification 
makes this provision governmentwide. The House included a 
similar provision as Section 513.
      The conferees do not agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which directed the USPS to issue a 
special rate breast cancer stamp.
      The conferees do not agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which prohibited Federal agencies from 
furnishing commercially available services or property to other 
agencies unless certain requirements were met.
      Section 637. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which amends the Federal Election 
Campaign Act to extend coverage to the Republican and 
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committees.
      The conferees do not agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which included a sense of the Senate 
regarding the importation of fish.
      The conferees do not agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which prohibited computer game programs 
on Federal government computers.
      The conferees do not agree to include a provision as 
proposed by the Senate which authorized Congressional 
committees to provide certain reporting.
      Section 638. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which requires the separation from 
service and bars reemployment of Federal employees convicted of 
bribery related to violations of the Controlled Substances 
Import and Export Act.
      Section 639. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which requires ONDCP to submit a plan 
for counterdrug intelligence coordination.
      Section 640. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the House and Senate, with modifications, which 
prohibits the use of funds to prevent Federal employees from 
communicating with Congress or take disciplinary or personnel 
actions against employees for such communication. The 
modification makes the provision effective governmentwide.
      Section 641. The conferees agree to include a provision 
as proposed by the Senate which amends Title 31 relating to 
gold clauses.
      The conferees do not agree to a Senate provision relating 
to Judicial Salaries.
      The conferees do not agree to a Senate provision relating 
to cost-of-living adjustments for Members of Congress.
      Section 642. The conferees agree to include a provision 
on the Federal Employees' Retirement System.

                   CONFERENCE TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 1998 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 1997 amount, the 1998 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 1998 
follows:

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1997... $24,101,623,000
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 1998...........................................  25,774,854,000
House bill, fiscal year 1998............................  25,155,789,000
Senate bill, fiscal year 1998...........................  25,206,539,000
Conference agreement, fiscal year 1998..................  25,325,767,500
Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      1997..............................................  +1,224,144,500
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 1998..................................    -449,086,500
    House bill, fiscal year 1998........................    +169,978,500
    Senate bill, fiscal year 1998.......................    +119,228,500

                For consideration of the House bill, and the 
                Senate amendment, and modifications committed 
                to conference:
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Frank R. Wolf,
                                   Bob Livingston,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   David Obey,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.
                                   Ben Nighthorse Campbell,
                                   Richard Shelby,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Herb Kohl,
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
                As additional conferees solely for 
                consideration of Titles I through IV of the 
                House bill, and Titles I through IV of the 
                Senate amendment, and modifications committed 
                to conference:
                                   Ernest Istook,
                                   Anne M. Northup,
                                   Carrie P. Meek,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.