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105th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     105-760
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 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, 1999, 
   AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

                October 1, 1998.--Ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


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

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 4104]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
4104) ``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, 1999, 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 Treasury 
Department, the United States Postal Service, the Executive 
Office of the President, and certain Independent Agencies, for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 1999, 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, 
$123,151,000: Provided, That the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control shall be funded at no less than $6,560,800: Provided 
further, That the Department is authorized to charge both 
direct and indirect costs to the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control in the implementation of this floor: Provided further, 
That the methodology for applying such charges will be the same 
method used in developing the Departmental Offices Fiscal Year 
1999 President's Budget Justification to the Congress.

                         Automation Enhancement

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For development and acquisition of automatic data 
processing equipment, software, and services for the Department 
of the Treasury, $28,690,000: Provided, That these funds shall 
remain available until September 30, 2000: 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 the Internal Revenue Service 
appropriations for Information Systems: Provided further, That 
$6,000,000 of the funds appropriated for the Customs 
Modernization project may not be transferred to the United 
States Customs Service or obligated until the Treasury's Chief 
Information Officer, through the Treasury Investment Review 
Board, concurs on the plan and milestone schedule for the 
deployment of the system: Provided further, That $6,000,000 of 
the funds made available for the Customs Modernization project 
may not be obligated for any major system investments prior to 
the development of an architecture which is compliant with the 
Treasury Information Systems Architecture Framework (TISAF) and 
the establishment of measures to enforce compliance with the 
architecture.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
in carrying out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, 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, $30,678,000.

           Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration

    For the repair, alteration, and improvement of the Treasury 
Building and Annex, $27,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That none of the funds provided shall be 
available for obligation 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 enforcementpersonnel 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, 
$24,000,000: 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:
    (1) As authorized by section 190001(e), $119,000,000; of 
which $3,000,000 shall be available to the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms for administering the Gang Resistance 
Education and Training program; of which $1,400,000 shall be 
available to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network; of which 
$22,628,000 shall be available to the United States Secret 
Service, including $6,700,000 for vehicle replacement, 
$5,000,000 for investigations of counterfeiting, $7,732,000 for 
the 2000 candidate/nominee protection program, and $3,196,000 
for forensic and related support of investigations of missing 
and exploited children, of which $1,196,000 shall be available 
as a grant for activities related to the investigations of 
exploited children and shall remain available until expended; 
of which $65,472,000 shall be available for the United States 
Customs Service, including $54,000,000 for narcotics detection 
technology, $9,500,000 for the passenger processing initiative, 
$972,000 for construction of canopies for inspection of 
outbound vehicles along the Southwest border, and $1,000,000 
for technology investments related to the Cyber-Smuggling 
Center; of which $2,500,000 shall be available to the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy, including $1,000,000 for Model 
State Drug Law Conferences, and $1,500,000 to expand the 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area; and 
of which $24,000,000 shall be available for Interagency Crime 
and Drug Enforcement;
    (2) As authorized by section 32401, $13,000,000 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.

                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, $71,923,000, of which up to 
$13,843,000 for materials and support costs of Federal law 
enforcement basic training shall remain available until 
September 30, 2001: 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 basictraining 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 the following: 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 sponsored by the Center: 
Provided further, That the Center is authorized to obligate funds in 
anticipation of reimbursements from agencies receiving training 
sponsored by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, except that 
total obligations at 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 training for the Gang Resistance Education and Training 
program to Federal and non-Federal personnel at any facility in 
partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: 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, $34,760,000, 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, $51,900,000, of which $7,827,000 shall remain 
available until expended.

                      Financial Management Service


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Financial Management Service, 
$196,490,000, of which not to exceed $13,235,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2001, for information systems 
modernization initiatives.


                         federal financing bank


    For liquidation of certain debts to the United States 
Treasury incurred by the Federal Financing Bank pursuant to 
section 9(b) of the Federal Financing Bank Act of 1973, 
$3,317,960,000.

                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 812 vehicles 
for police-type use, of which 650 shall be 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 $15,000for 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, $541,574,000, of which 
$2,206,000 shall not be available for obligation until September 30, 
1999; of which $27,000,000 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 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 personnel, including sworn officers and support 
personnel, 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 fiscal year 1999: Provided further, 
That of the funds made available, $4,500,000 shall be made available 
for the expansion of the National Tracing Center: 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.

                     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 550 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 $40,000 for official reception 
and representation expenses; and awards of compensation to 
informers, as authorized by any Act enforced by the United 
States Customs Service, $1,642,565,000, 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 
Budget 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, 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 $8,000,000 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 of the amount provided, an additional 
$2,400,000 shall be made available for staffing and resources 
for the child pornography cyber-smuggling initiative: Provided 
further, That $500,000 shall be available to fund the expansion 
of services at the Vermont World Trade Office: Provided 
further, That not to exceed $2,500,000 shall be available until 
expended for relocation of the Customs Air Branch from Belle 
Chase, Louisiana, to Hammond, Louisiana: 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: Provided further, That of the amount provided, 
$9,500,000 shall not be available for obligation until 
September 30, 1999.


  operation, 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 following: 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, $113,688,000, 
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 1999 without the prior 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.


                   harbor maintenance fee collection


                     (including transfer of funds)


    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, $176,500,000, of which not to 
exceed $2,500 shall be available for official reception and 
representation expenses, and of which not to exceed $2,000,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2001, for 
information systems modernization initiatives: Provided, That 
the sum appropriated herein from the General Fund for fiscal 
year 1999 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 1999 appropriation from the General Fund 
estimated at $172,100,000, 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 and 
thereafter, the Bureau of the Public Debt shall be fully and 
directly reimbursed by the funds described in section 104 of 
Public Law 101-136 (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 for 
tax returns processing; revenue accounting; tax law and account 
assistance to taxpayers by telephone and correspondence; 
programs to match 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, 
$3,086,208,000, 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: Provided, That of the amount provided, $105,000,000 
shall remain available until expended for postage and shall not 
be obligated before September 30, 1999: Provided further, That, 
pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3206(a), funds shall continue to be 
provided to the United States Postal Service for postage due: 
Provided further, That of the amount provided, $25,000,000 
shall not be available for obligation until September 30, 1999.


                          tax law enforcement


    For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service for 
determining and establishing tax liabilities; providing 
litigation support; issuing technical rulings; examining 
employee plans and exempt organizations; conducting criminal 
investigation and enforcement activities; securing unfiled tax 
returns; collecting unpaid accounts; compiling statistics of 
income and conducting compliance research; 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, $3,164,189,000.


             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), $143,000,000, 
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 of the Internal Revenue Service for 
information systems and telecommunications support, 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, $1,265,456,000, 
which shall remain available until September 30, 2000, and of 
which $103,000,000 shall be available only for improvements to 
customer service.


                   information technology investments


    For necessary expenses of the Internal Revenue Service, 
$211,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2002, for 
the capital asset acquisition of information technology 
systems, including management and related contractual costs of 
such acquisition, and including contractual costs associated 
with operations authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109: Provided, That 
none of these funds is available for obligation until September 
30, 1999: Provided further, That none of these funds shall be 
obligated until the Internal Revenue Service and the Department 
of the Treasury submit 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 and in the 
fiscal year 1998 budget; (3) is reviewed and approved by the 
Office of Management and Budget, the Department of the 
Treasury's IRS Management Board, and is 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


    Sec. 101. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made 
available in this Act to the Internal Revenue Service may be 
transferred to any other Internal Revenue Service appropriation 
upon the advance approval of the 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 Internal Revenue 
Service 1-800 help line service a priority and allocate 
resources necessary to increase phone lines and staff to 
improve the Internal Revenue Service 1-800 help line service.
    Sec. 107. 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 of not to exceed 739 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 approvalis obtained in advance from the 
Committees on Appropriations; 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; 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, $600,302,000: Provided, That $18,000,000 
provided for protective travel shall remain available until September 
30, 2000; Provided further, That of the amount provided, $5,000,000 
shall not be available for obligation until September 30, 1999.


      acquisition, construction, improvement, and related expenses


    For necessary expenses of construction, repair, alteration, 
and improvement of facilities, $8,068,000, to remain available 
until expended.

             General Provisions--Department of the Treasury

    Sec. 110. Any obligation or expenditure by the Secretary of 
the Treasury 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, 
1999, shall be made in compliance with reprogramming 
guidelines.
     Sec. 111. Appropriations to the Department of the Treasury 
in this Act shall be available for uniforms or allowances 
therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901), including 
maintenance, repairs, and cleaning; purchase of insurance for 
official motor vehicles operated in foreign countries; purchase 
of motor vehicles without regard to the general purchase price 
limitations for vehicles purchased and used overseas for the 
current fiscal year; entering into contracts with the 
Department of State for the furnishing of health and medical 
services to employees and their dependents serving in foreign 
countries; and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
     Sec. 112. The funds provided to the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco and Firearms for fiscal year 1999 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, United States Customs Service, 
and United States Secret Service may be transferred between 
such appropriations upon the advance approval of the 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 Committees on Appropriations. 
No transfer may increase or decrease any such appropriation by 
more than 2 percent.
    Sec. 115. Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, 
is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (5), by striking ``the explosive 
        in a fixed shotgun shell'' and inserting ``an 
        explosive'';
            (2) in paragraph (7), by striking ``the explosive 
        in a fixed metallic cartridge'' and inserting ``an 
        explosive''; and
            (3) by striking paragraph (16) and inserting the 
        following:
    ``(16) The term `antique firearm' means--
            ``(A) any firearm (including any firearm with a 
        matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type 
        of ignition system) manufactured in or before 1898; or
            ``(B) any replica of any firearm described in 
        subparagraph (A) if such replica--
                    ``(i) is not designed or redesigned for 
                using rimfire or conventional centerfire fixed 
                ammunition, or
                    ``(ii) uses rimfire or conventional 
                centerfire fixed ammunition which is no longer 
                manufactured in the United States and which is 
                not readily available in the ordinary channels 
                of commercial trade; or
            ``(C) any muzzle loading rifle, muzzle loading 
        shotgun, or muzzle loading pistol, which is designed to 
        use black powder, or a black powder substitute, and 
        which cannot use fixed ammunition. For purposes of this 
        subparagraph, the term `antique firearm' shall not 
        include any weapon which incorporates a firearm frame 
        or receiver, any firearm which is converted into a 
        muzzle loading weapon, or any muzzle loading weapon 
        which can be readily converted to fire fixed ammunition 
        by replacing the barrel, bolt, breechblock, or any 
        combination thereof.''.
    Sec. 116. Of the funds available for the purchase of law 
enforcement vehicles, no funds may be obligated until the 
Secretary of the Treasury certifies that the purchase by the 
respective Treasury bureau is consistent with the vehicle 
management principles: Provided, That the Secretary may 
delegate this authority to the Assistant Secretary for 
Management.
    Sec. 117. Exception to Immunity From Attachment or 
Execution. (a) Section 1610 of title 28, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(f)(1)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
including but not limited to section 208(f) of the Foreign 
Missions Act (22 U.S.C. 4308(f)), and except as provided in 
subparagraph (B), any property with respect to which financial 
transactions are prohibited or regulated pursuant to section 
5(b) of the Trading with the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 5(b)), 
section 620(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 
2370(a)), sections 202 and 203 of the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1702), or any other 
proclamation, order, regulation, or license issued pursuant 
thereto, shall be subject to execution or attachment in aid of 
execution of any judgment relating to a claim for which a 
foreign state (including any agency or instrumentality or such 
state) claiming such property is not immune under section 
1605(a)(7).
    ``(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply if, at the time the 
property is expropriated or seized by the foreign state, the 
property has been held in title by a natural person or, if held 
in trust, has been held for the benefit of a natural person or 
persons.
    ``(2)(A) At the request of any party in whose favor a 
judgment has been issued with respect to a claim for which the 
foreign state is not immune under section 1605(a)(7), the 
Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of State shall 
fully, promptly, and effectively assist any judgment creditor 
or any court that has issued any such judgment in identifying, 
locating, and executing against the property of that foreign 
state or any agency or instrumentality of such state.
    ``(B) In providing such assistance, the Secretaries--
            ``(i) may provide such information to the court 
        under seal; and
            ``(ii) shall provide the information in a manner 
        sufficient to allow the court to direct the United 
        States Marshall's office to promptly and effectively 
        execute against that property.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Section 1606 of title 28, United 
States Code, is amended by inserting after ``punitive damages'' 
the following: ``, except any action under section 1605(a)(7) 
or 1610(f)''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections (a) 
and (b) shall apply to any claim for which a foreign state is 
not immune under section 1605(a)(7) of title 28, United States 
Code, arising before, on, or after the date of enactment of 
this Act.
    (d) Waiver.--The President may waive the requirements of 
this section in the interest of national security.
    This title may be cited as the ``Treasury Department 
Appropriations Act, 1999''.

                        TITLE II--POSTAL SERVICE

                  Payments 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, 
$71,195,000, which shall remain available until September 30, 
2000: Provided, That none of the funds provided shall be 
available for obligation until October 1, 1999: Provided 
further, 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, 1999.
    This title may be cited as the ``Postal Service 
Appropriations Act, 1999''.

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; 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); and not to 
exceed $19,000 for official entertainment expenses, to be 
available for allocation within the Executive Office of the 
President, $52,344,000: Provided, That $10,100,000 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, $8,061,000, to be expended and accounted for as 
provided by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109, 110, and 112-114: Provided, That 
such amount shall not be available for expenses for domestic 
staff overtime.
    In addition, for necessary expenses for domestic staff 
overtime, $630,000: Provided, That such amount shall not become 
available for obligation until the Comptroller General of the 
United States notifies the Committees on Appropriations that 
(1) the Executive Office of the President has received, 
reviewed, and commented on the draft report of the General 
Accounting Office with respect to its audit of the Executive 
Residence at the White House; and (2) the General Accounting 
Office has received the comments of the Executive Office of the 
President.


                         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 
paymentsshall 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 maintain a system for the tracking 
of expenses related to reimbursable events within the Executive 
Residence that includes a standard for the classification of any such 
expense as political or nonpolitical: Provided further, That no 
provision of this paragraph may be construed to exempt the Executive 
Residence from any other applicable requirement of subchapter I or II 
of chapter 37 of title 31, United States Code.

 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, $3,512,000.


                           operating expenses


                     (including transfer of funds)


    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), 
$3,666,000.

                      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, $4,032,000.

                       National Security Council


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the National Security Council, 
including services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $6,806,000.

                        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, $28,350,000.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB), including hire of passenger motor vehicles and 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $60,617,000, of which 
not to exceed $5,000,000 shall be available to carry out the 
provisions of chapter 35 of title 44, United States Code: 
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 Committees on 
Appropriations or the Committees on Veterans' Affairs or their 
subcommittees: Provided further, That the preceding shall not 
apply to printed hearings released by the Committees on 
Appropriations or the Committees on Veterans' Affairs: Provided 
further, That the Director of OMB amends Section   .36 of OMB 
Circular A-110 to require Federal awarding agencies to ensure 
that all data produced under an award will be made available to 
the public through the procedures established under the Freedom 
of Information Act: Provided further, That if the agency 
obtaining the data does so solely at the request of a private 
party, the agency may authorize a reasonable user fee equaling 
the incremental cost of obtaining the data: Provided further, 
That OMB is directed to submit a report by March 31, 1999, to 
the Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on 
Governmental Affairs, and the House Committee on Government 
Reform and Oversight that: (1) identifies specific paperwork 
reduction accomplishments expected, constituting annual five 
percent reductions in paperwork expected in fiscal year 1999 
and fiscal year 2000; and (2) issues guidance on the 
requirements of 5 U.S.C. Sec. 801(a)(1) and (3); sections 
804(3), and 808(2), including a standard new rule reporting 
form for use under section 801(a)(1)(A)-(B).

                 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, $48,042,000, of which 
$30,100,000 shall remain available until expended, consisting 
of $1,100,000 for policy research and evaluation, and 
$16,000,000 for the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center 
for counternarcotics research and development projects, and 
$13,000,000 for the continued operation of the technology 
transfer program: 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, public 
and private, without fiscal year limitation, for the purpose of 
aiding or facilitating the work of the Office.

                     Federal Drug Control Programs


             high intensity drug trafficking areas program


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For necessary expenses of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy's High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program, 
$182,477,000 for drug control activities consistent with the 
approved strategy for each of the designated High Intensity 
Drug Trafficking Areas, of which no less than 51 percent 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: Provided, That funding shall be 
provided for existing High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas at 
no less than the total fiscal year 1998 level consisting of 
funding from this account as well as the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.


                        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, $214,500,000, to remain available until expended: 
Provided, That such funds may be transferred to other Federal 
departments and agenciesto carry out such activities: Provided 
further, That of the funds provided, $185,000,000 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 for the following 
purposes: to supplant current anti-drug community based coalitions; to 
supplant current pro bono public service time donated by national and 
local broadcasting networks; for partisan political purposes; or to 
fund media campaigns that 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: Provided further, 
That (1) ONDCP will require a pro bono match commitment up-front as 
part of its media buy from each and every seller of ad time and space, 
(2) ONDCP, or any agent acting on its behalf, may not obligate any 
funds for the creative development of advertisements from for-profit 
organizations, not including out-of-pocket production costs and talent 
re-use payments, unless (A) the advertisements are intended to reach a 
minority, ethnic or other special audience that cannot be obtained on a 
pro bono basis within the time frames required by ONDCP's advertising 
and buying agencies, and (B) ONDCP receives prior approval from the 
Committees on Appropriations, (3) ONDCP will submit within three months 
of enactment of this Act an implementation plan to the Committees on 
Appropriations to secure corporate sponsorship equaling 40 percent of 
the appropriated amount in fiscal year 1999, the definition of which is 
a contribution that is not received as a result of leveraging funds to 
receive said sponsorship, corporate sponsorship equaling 60 percent of 
the appropriated amount in fiscal year 2000, corporate sponsorship 
equaling 80 percent of the appropriated amount in fiscal year 2001, 
corporate sponsorship equaling 100 percent of the appropriated amount 
in fiscal year 2002, (4) the funds provided for the support of a 
national media campaign may be used to fund the purchase of media time 
and space, talent re-use payments, out-of-pocket advertising production 
costs, testing and evaluation of advertising, evaluation of the 
effectiveness of the media campaign, the negotiated fees for the 
winning bidder on the request for proposal recently issued by ONDCP, 
partnership with community, civic, and professional groups, and 
government organizations related to the media campaign, entertainment 
industry collaborations to fashion anti-drug messages in movies, 
television programming, and popular music, interactive (Internet and 
new) media projects/activities, public information (News Media 
Outreach), and corporate sponsorship/participation, (5) ONDCP shall not 
obligate funds provided for the national media campaign for fiscal year 
1999 until ONDCP has submitted the evaluation and results of Phase I of 
the campaign to the Committees on Appropriations, and may obligate not 
more than 75 percent of these funds until ONDCP has submitted the 
evaluation and results of Phase II of the campaign to the Committees on 
Appropriations, and (6) ONDCP is required to report to the Committees 
on Appropriations not only quarterly, but also to provide monthly 
itemized reports of all expenditures and obligations relating to the 
media campaign as well as the specific parameters of the national media 
campaign, and shall report to Congress within one year on the 
effectiveness of the national media campaign based upon the measurable 
outcomes provided to Congress previously: Provided further, That of the 
funds provided, $4,500,000 shall be available for transfer to the 
Agricultural Research Service for anti-drug research and related 
matters: Provided further, That of the funds provided, $20,000,000 
shall be to continue a program of matching grants to drug-free 
communities, as authorized in the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997: 
Provided further, That of the funds provided, $5,000,000 shall be 
available for the chronic users study.

                          Unanticipated Needs

    For expenses necessary to enable the President to meet 
unanticipated needs, in furtherance of the national interest, 
security, or defense which may arise at home or abroad during 
the current fiscal year, $1,000,000.
    This title may be cited as the ``Executive Office 
Appropriations Act, 1999''.

                     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, $2,464,000.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of the 
Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended, $36,500,000, 
of which no less than $4,402,500 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, $1,120,000 may not be 
obligated until the Federal Election Commission submits a plan 
for approval to the House Committee on Appropriations for the 
expenditure of such funds.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses to carry out functions of the 
Federal Labor Relations Authority, pursuant to Reorganization 
Plan Numbered 2 of 1978, and the Civil Service Reform Act of 
1978, including services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, including 
hire of experts and consultants, hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, and rental of conference rooms in the District of 
Columbia and elsewhere, $22,586,000: 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


                     (including transfer of funds)


    For additional expenses necessary 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)), $450,018,000 to be deposited into 
the Fund. 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 $5,605,018,000, of which: 
(1) $492,190,000 shall remain available until expended for 
construction of additional projects at locations and at maximum 
construction improvement costs (including funds for sites and 
expenses and associated design and construction services) as 
follows:
            New construction:
                    Arkansas:
                            Little Rock, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $3,436,000
                    California:
                            San Diego, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $15,400,000
                            San Jose, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $10,800,000
                    Colorado:
                            Denver, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $83,959,000
                    District of Columbia:
                            Southeast Federal Center 
                        remediation, $10,000,000
                    Florida:
                            Jacksonville, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $86,010,000
                            Orlando, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $1,930,000
                    Massachusetts:
                            Springfield, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $5,563,000
                    Michigan:
                            Sault Sainte Marie, border station, 
                        $572,000
                    Mississippi:
                            Biloxi-Gulfport, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $7,543,000
                    Missouri:
                            Cape Girardeau, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $2,196,000
                    Montana:
                            Babb, Piegan border station, 
                        $6,165,000
                    New York:
                            Brooklyn, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $152,626,000
                            New York, U.S. Mission to the 
                        United Nations, $3,163,000
                    Oregon:
                            Eugene, U.S. courthouse, $7,190,000
                    Tennessee:
                            Greenville, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $28,229,000
                    Texas:
                            Laredo, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $28,105,000
                    West Virginia:
                            Wheeling, U.S. courthouse, 
                        $29,303,000
                    Nationwide:
                            Non-prospectus, $10,000,000:
Provided, That each of the immediately foregoing limits of 
costs on new construction projects may be exceeded to the 
extent that savings are effected in other such projects, but 
not to exceed 10 percent unless advance approval is obtained 
from the Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of 
law in order to rescind a General Services Administration 
property sale, the General Services Administration is 
authorized to re-acquire that parcel of land on Block 111, East 
Denver, Denver, Colorado, which was sold at public auction by 
the Federal government to its present owner pursuant to 
paragraphs (6) and (7) of section 12 of Public Law 94-204 (43 
U.S.C. 1611 note) at a price equivalent to the 1988 auction 
sale price plus the amount of cumulative consumer price index, 
pursuant to the methodology as used in Public Law 104-42, Sec. 
107(a), from the closing date of the sale until the date of re-
acquisition by the Federal government, offset by any net income 
received from the property by the present owner since the 1988 
sale: Provided further, That the funds provided in Public Law 
102-393 for Hilo, Hawaii, shall be expended for the planning 
and design of the Mauna Kea Astronomy Educational Center, 
notwithstanding Public Law 103-123, and of the funds provided 
not more than $475,000 is to be disbursed in this fiscal year: 
Provided further, That all funds for direct construction 
projects shall expire on September 30, 2000, and remain in the 
Federal Buildings Fund except for 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 of 
the funds provided for non-prospectus construction projects, 
$2,100,000 shall be available until expended for acquisition, 
lease, construction, and equipping of flexiplace telecommuting 
centers: Provided further, That from the funds made available 
under this heading in this or prior Acts of Congress, the 
Administrator of General Services may purchase at a price he 
determines appropriate, notwithstanding any other provision of 
law, property adjacent to the new courthouse currently under 
construction in Scranton, Pennsylvania; and (2) $668,031,000 
shall remain available until expended, for repairs and 
alterations which includes associated design and construction 
services: Provided further, That of the amount provided, 
$161,500,000 shall not be available for obligation until 
September 30, 1999: Provided further, That funds in the Federal 
Buildings Fund for Repairs and Alterations shall, for 
prospectus projects, be limited to the amount by project as 
follows, except each project may be increased by an amount not 
to exceed 10 percent unless advance approval is obtained from 
the Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount:
    Repairs and alterations:
            California:
                    San Francisco, Appraisers Building, 
                $29,778,000
            Colorado:
                    Lakewood, Denver Federal Center, Building 
                25, $29,351,000
            District of Columbia:
                    Federal Office Building, 10B, $13,844,000
                    Interstate Commerce Commission, Connecting 
                Wing Complex, Customs Building, Phase 3/3, 
                $83,959,000
                    Old Executive Office Building, $25,210,000
                    Department of State, Phase 1, $29,779,000
            New York:
                    Brookhaven, Internal Revenue Service, 
                Service Center, $20,019,000
                    New York, U.S. Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, 
                $4,782,000
            Pennsylvania:
                    Philadelphia, Byrne-Green, Federal 
                Building-U.S. Courthouse, $11,212,000
            Virginia:
                    Reston, J.W. Powell Building, $9,151,000
            Nationwide:
                    Chlorofluorocarbons Program, $25,000,000
                    Energy Program, $25,000,000
                    Design Program, $16,710,000
                    Basic Repairs and Alteration, $344,236,000:
Provided further, That additional projects for which 
prospectuses have been fully approved may be funded under this 
category only if advance approval is obtained from the 
Committees on Appropriations: Provided further, That the 
amounts provided in this or any prior Act for ``Repairs and 
Alterations'' may be used to fund costs associated with 
implementing security improvements to buildings necessary to 
meet the minimum standards for security in accordance with 
current law and in compliance with the reprogramming guidelines 
of the appropriate Committees of the House and Senate: Provided 
further, That the difference between the funds appropriated and 
expended on any projects in this or any prior Act, under the 
heading ``Repairs and Alterations'', may be transferred to 
Basic Repairs and Alterations or used to fund authorized 
increases in prospectus projects: Provided further, That all 
funds for repairs and alterations prospectus projects shall 
expire on September 30, 2000, and remain in the Federal 
Buildings 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 of the amount 
provided, $100,000 shall be used to address the lighting issues 
at the Byrne-Green Federal Courthouse in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania: Provided further, That of the amount provided in 
this or any prior Act for Basic Repairs and Alterations, 
$1,600,000 shall be provided to complete the alterations 
required at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Courthouse: Provided 
further, That of the amount provided in this or any prior Act 
for Basic Repairs and Alterations, $1,100,000 may be used to 
provide a new fence surrounding the Suitland Federal Complex in 
Suitland, Maryland: Provided further, That $5,700,000 of the 
funds provided under this heading in Public Law 103-329 for the 
Holtsville, New York, IRS Service Center shall remain available 
until September 30, 1999: Provided further, That the amount 
provided in this or any prior Act for Basic Repairs and 
Alterations may be used to pay claims against the Government 
arising from any projects under the heading ``Repairs and 
Alterations'' or used to fund authorized increases in 
prospectus projects; (3) $215,764,000 for installment 
acquisition payments including payments on purchase contracts 
which shall remain available until expended; (4) $2,583,261,000 
for rental of space which shall remain available until 
expended: Provided further, That of the amount provided, 
$15,000,000 shall not be available for obligation until 
September 30, 1999; and (5) $1,554,772,000 for building 
operations which shall remain available until expended: 
Provided further, That of the amount provided $68,000,000 shall 
not be available for obligation until September 30, 1999: 
Provided further, That funds available to the General Services 
Administration shall not be available for expenses of any 
construction, repair, alteration and acquisition project for 
which a prospectus, if required by the Public Buildings Act of 
1959, as amended, has not been approved, except that necessary 
funds may be expended for each project for required expenses 
for the development of a proposed prospectus: Provided further, 
That 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: 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 
pursuantto 18 U.S.C. 3056, shall be available from such 
revenues and collections: Provided further, That the remaining balances 
and associated assets and liabilities of the Pennsylvania Avenue 
Activities account are hereby transferred to the Federal Buildings Fund 
to be effective October 1, 1998, and that all income earned after that 
effective date that would otherwise have been deposited to the 
Pennsylvania Avenue Activities account shall thereafter be deposited to 
the Federal Buildings Fund, to be available for the purposes authorized 
by Public Laws 104-134 and 104-208, notwithstanding subsection 
210(f)(2) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, as 
amended: Provided further, That of the amount provided, $475,000 shall 
be made available for the 1999 Women's World Cup Soccer event: Provided 
further, That of the amount provided, $600,000 shall be made available 
for the 1999 World Alpine Ski Championships: Provided further, That 
revenues and collections and any other sums accruing to this Fund 
during fiscal year 1999, 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 $5,605,018,000 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, $109,594,000: Provided, That none 
of the funds appropriated from this Act shall be available to 
convert the Old Post Office at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue in 
Northwest Washington, D.C., from office use to any other use 
until a comprehensive plan, which shall include street-level 
retail use, has been approved by the Senate Committee on 
Appropriations, the House Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and the Senate Committee on Environment and 
Public Works: Provided further, That no funds from this Act 
shall be available to acquire by purchase, condemnation, or 
otherwise the leasehold rights of the existing lease with 
private parties at the Old Post Office prior to the approval of 
the comprehensive plan by the Senate Committee on 
Appropriations, the House Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure, and the Senate Committee on Environment and 
Public Works: Provided further, That $100,000 is provided to 
the property disposal activity for the Racine, Wisconsin, 
property transfer identified in General Services Administration 
General Provision section 409.


                      office of inspector general


    For necessary expenses of the Office of Inspector General 
and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $32,000,000: 
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


                     (including transfer of funds)


    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, 
$2,241,000: 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 1999 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.
    Sec. 404. No funds made available by this Act shall be used 
to transmit a fiscal year 2000 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, theJudicial 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 2000 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. Funds provided to other Government agencies by 
the Information Technology Fund, General Services 
Administration, 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. 407. 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.
    Sec. 408. From the funds made available under the heading 
``Federal Buildings Fund Limitations on Revenue'', in addition 
to amounts provided in budget activities above, up to 
$5,000,000 shall be available for the demolition, cleanup and 
conveyance of the property at block 35 and lot 2 of block 36 in 
Anchorage, Alaska: Provided, That notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, the Administrator of General Services shall, 
not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this 
Act, demolish and remove all buildings, structures and other 
fixtures on the property at block 35 and lot 2 of block 36, 
Anchorage Original Townsite East Addition, Anchorage, Alaska, 
excluding any portion dedicated for use by the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention: Provided further, That the 
remediation of said parcel shall include the removal of all 
asbestos, lead and any other contamination, and restoration of 
the property, to the extent practicable, to an undeveloped 
condition: Provided further, That upon completion of the 
activities required for the demolition and removal of 
buildings, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Administrator of General Services shall convey to the 
municipality of Anchorage, without reimbursement, all right, 
title, and interest of the United States to the property.
    Sec. 409. The Administrator of General Services may convey 
to the City of Racine, Wisconsin, all right, title, and 
interest of the United States in and to a parcel of excess real 
property, including improvements thereon, that is located on 
2310 Center Street, commencing at the intersection of the North 
line of 24th Street and the center line of Center Street, being 
the point of the beginning; thence Northerly along the center 
line of Center Street, 426 feet to the South line of 23rd 
Street extended East; thence Westerly along the South line of 
23rd street extended East; 325 feet to the West line of 
Franklin Street extended South; thence southerly along the West 
line of Franklin Street extended South to a point on the North 
line of 24th Street; thence Easterly along the North line of 
24th Street to the point of beginning located in Racine, 
Wisconsin, and which contains the U.S. Army Reserve Center.
    Sec. 410. Department of Transportation Headquarters. (a) In 
General.--The Administrator of General Services shall--
            (1) enter into an operating lease to acquire space 
        for the Department of Transportation headquarters; and
            (2) commence procurement of the lease not later 
        than November 1, 1998:

Provided, That the annual rent payment does not exceed 
$55,000,000.
    (b) Terms.--The authority granted in subsection (a) is 
effective only to the extent that the lease acquisition meets 
the guidelines for operating leases set forth in the joint 
statement of the managers for the conference report to the 
Balanced Budget Agreement of 1997, as determined by the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
    Sec. 411. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
requirement under section 407 of Public Law 104-208 (110 Stat. 
3009-337-38), that the Administrator of General Services charge 
user fees for flexiplace telecommuting centers that approximate 
commercial charges for comparable space and services but in no 
instance less than the amount necessary to pay the cost of 
establishing and operating such centers, shall not apply to the 
user fees charged for the period beginning October 1, 1996, and 
ending September 30, 1998, for the telecommuting centers 
established as part of a pilot telecommuting demonstration 
program in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by Public 
Laws 102-393, 103-123, 103-329, 104-52, and 104-208: Provided, 
That for these centers in the pilot demonstration program for 
the period beginning October 1, 1998, and ending September 30, 
2000, the Administrator shall charge fees for Federal agency 
use of a telecenter based on 50 percent of the Administrator's 
annual costs of operating the center, including the reasonable 
cost of replacement for furniture, fixtures, and equipment: 
Provided further, That effective October 1, 2000, the 
Administrator shall charge fees for Federal agency use of the 
demonstration telecommuting centers based on 100 percent of the 
annual operating costs, including the reasonable cost of 
replacement for furniture, fixtures, and equipment: Provided 
further, That, to the extent such user charges do not cover the 
Administrator's costs in operating these centers, 
appropriations to the General Services Administration are 
authorized to reimburse the Federal Buildings Fund for any loss 
of revenue.
    Sec. 412. (a) Authority To Convey.--
            (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, the Administrator of General Services 
        shall convey to the University of Miami, by negotiated 
        sale or by negotiated land exchange and by not later 
        than September 30, 1999, all right, title, and interest 
        of the United States in and to the property described 
        in paragraph (2).
            (2) Property described.--The property referred to 
        in paragraph (1) is real property in Miami-Dade County, 
        Florida, including improvements thereon, comprising the 
        Federal facility known as the United States Naval 
        Observatory/Alternate Time Service Laboratory, 
        consisting of approximately 76 acres. The exact acreage 
        and legal description of the property shall be 
        determined by a survey that is satisfactory to the 
        Administrator.
    (b) Condition Regarding Use.--Any conveyance under 
subsection (a) shall be subject to the condition that during 
the 10-year period beginning on the date of the conveyance, the 
University shall use the property, or provide for use of the 
property, only for--
            (1) a research, education, and training facility 
        complementary to longstanding national research 
        missions, subject to such incidental exceptions as may 
        be approved by the Administrator;
            (2) research-related purposes other than the use 
        specified in paragraph (1), under an agreement entered 
        into by the Administrator and the University; or
            (3) a combination of uses described in paragraph 
        (1) and paragraph (2), respectively.
    (c) Additional Terms and Conditions.--The Administrator may 
require such additional terms and conditions with respect to 
the conveyance under subsection (a) as the Administrator 
considers appropriate to protect the interests of the United 
States.
    (d) Reversion.--If the Administrator determines at any time 
that the property conveyed under subsection (a) is not being 
used in accordance with this section, all right, title, and 
interest in and to the property, including any improvements 
thereon, shall revert to the United States, and the United 
States shall have the right of immediate entry thereon.
    Sec. 413. The Administrator of General Services is directed 
to reincorporate the elements of the original proposed design 
for the facade of the United States Courthouse, London, 
Kentucky, project into the revised design of the building in 
order to ensure compatibility of this new facility with the 
historic U.S. Courthouse in London, Kentucky, to maintain the 
stateliness of the building. Construction or design of the 
London, Kentucky, project should not be diminished in any way 
to achieve this goal.

                 Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

    For payment to the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund to 
carry out activities authorized in the Environmental Policy and 
Conflict Resolution Act of 1997, $4,250,000, to remain 
available until expended, of which $3,000,000 will be for 
capitalization of the Fund, and $1,250,000 will be for annual 
operating expenses.

                     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, $25,805,000, 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, $224,614,000: Provided, That of 
the amount provided, $7,861,000 shall not be available for 
obligation until September 30, 1999: Provided further, 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.


                        repairs and restoration


    For the repair, alteration, and improvement of archives 
facilities, and to provide adequate storage for holdings, 
$11,325,000, to remain available until expended, of which 
$2,000,000 is for an architectural and engineering study for 
the renovation of the Archives I facility, of which $4,000,000 
is for encasement of the Charters of Freedom, and of which 
$875,000 is for a requirements study and design of the National 
Archives Anchorage, Alaska, facility.

        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, $10,000,000, to remain available until 
expended: Provided, That of the amount provided, $4,000,000 
shall not be available for obligation until September 30, 1999.

                      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 and the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, 
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, $8,492,000.

                     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 No. 
10422 of January 9, 1953, as amended; and payment of per diem 
and/or subsistence allowances to employees where Voting Rights 
Act activities require an employee to remain overnight at his 
or her post of duty, $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 through 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 
No. 9358 of July 1, 1943, or any successor unit of like 
purpose: Provided further, That the President's Commission on 
White House Fellows, established by Executive Order No. 11183 
of October 3, 1964, may, during fiscal year 1999, 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 $9,145,000 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 
InspectorGeneral: 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. 771-775), 
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, $8,720,000.

                        United States Tax Court


                         salaries and expenses


    For necessary expenses, including contract reporting and 
other services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, $32,765,000: 
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, 1999''.

                      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 1999 for the purpose of 
transferring control over the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center located at Glynco, Georgia, and Artesia, New Mexico, out 
of the Department of the Treasury.
    Sec. 505. 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. 506. 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. 507. (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. 508. 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. 509. 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. 510. The provision of section 509 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. 511. Except as otherwise specifically provided by law, 
not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances remaining 
available at the end of fiscal year 1999 from appropriations 
made available for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 1999 
in this Act, shall remain available through September 30, 2000, 
for each such account for the purposes authorized: Provided, 
That a request shall be submitted to the 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. 512. 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. 513. Funds provided in this Act may be used to 
initiate or continue projects or activities to the extent 
necessary, consistent with existing agency plans, to achieve 
Year 2000 (Y2K) computer conversion until such time as 
supplemental appropriations are made available for that 
purpose: Provided, That the program, project, or activity from 
which funds are obligated for Y2K conversion activities shall 
be reimbursed when such supplemental appropriations are made 
available.
    Sec. 514. (a) Appointment and Term of Service of Staff 
Director and General Counsel of Federal Election Commission.--
            (1) In general.--The first sentence of section 
        306(f)(1) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 
        (2 U.S.C. 437c(f)(1)) is amended by striking ``by the 
        Commission'' and inserting the following: ``by an 
        affirmative vote of not less than 4 members of the 
        Commission and may not serve for a term of more than 4 
        consecutive years without reappointment in accordance 
        with this paragraph''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by 
        paragraph (1) shall apply with respect to any 
        individual serving as the staff director or general 
        counsel of the Federal Election Commission on or after 
        January 1, 1999, without regard to whether or not the 
        individual served as staff director or general counsel 
        prior to such date.
    (b) Treatment of Individuals Filling Vacancies; Termination 
of Authority Upon Expiration of Term.--Section 306(f)(1) of 
such Act (2 U.S.C. 437c(f)(1)) is amended by inserting after 
the first sentence the following new sentences: ``An individual 
appointed as a staff director or general counsel to fill a 
vacancy occurring other than by the expiration of a term of 
office shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the 
individual he or she succeeds. An individual serving as staff 
director or general counsel may not serve in such position 
after the expiration of the individual's term unless 
reappointed in accordance with this paragraph.''.
    (c) Rule of Construction Regarding Authority of Acting 
General Counsel.--Section 306(f) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 437c(f)) 
is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
    ``(5) Nothing in this Act may be construed to prohibit any 
individual serving as an acting general counsel of the 
Commission from performing any functions of the general counsel 
of the Commission.''.
    Sec. 515. Hereafter, any payment of attorneys fees, costs, 
and sanctions required to be made by the Federal Government 
pursuant to the order of the district court in the case 
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. v. 
Clinton, 989 F. Supp. 8 (1997), or any appeal of such case, 
shall be derived by transfer from amounts made available in 
this or any other Act for any fiscal year for ``Compensation of 
the President and the White House Office--Salaries and 
Expenses''.
    Sec. 516. Notwithstanding Section 515 of Public Law 104-
208, fifty percent of the unobligated balances available to the 
White House Office, Salaries and Expenses appropriations in 
fiscal year 1997, shall remain available through September 30, 
1999, for the purposes of satisfying the conditions of Section 
515 of this Act.
    Sec. 517. The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in 
National Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 
1992, as amended (20 U.S.C. 5601 et seq.), is amended as 
follows:
            (a) in section 11, by--
                    (1) deleting the heading and inserting 
                ``Use of the Institute by a Federal Agency or 
                Other Entity.''; and
                    (2) adding the following new subsection at 
                the end:
    ``(e) Non-Federal Entities.--
            ``(1) Non-Federal entities, including state and 
        local governments, Native American tribal governments, 
        nongovernmental organizations and persons, as defined 
        in 1 U.S.C. 1, may use the Foundation and the Institute 
        to provide assessment, mediation, or other related 
        services in connection with a dispute or conflict 
        involving the Federal government related to the 
        environment, public lands, or natural resources.
            ``(2) Payment into the environmental dispute 
        resolution fund.--Entities utilizing services pursuant 
        to this subsection shall reimburse the Institute for 
        the costs of services provided. Such amounts shall be 
        deposited into the Environmental Dispute Resolution 
        Fund established under section 10.''; and
            (b) in section 12, by:
                    (1) deleting ``In General--'' and inserting 
                ``(a) In General--''; and
                    (2) adding the following new subsection:
    ``(b) The Institute.--The authorities set forth above 
shall, with the exception of paragraph (4), apply to the 
Institute established pursuant to section 10.''; and
    (c) in section 10(b), by adding before the period as 
follows: ``, including not to exceed $1,000 annually for 
official reception and representation expenses''.
    Sec. 518. The cost accounting standards promulgated under 
section 26 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act 
(Public Law 93-400; 41 U.S.C. 422) shall not apply with respect 
to a contract under the Federal Employees Health Benefits 
Program established under chapter 89 of title 5, United States 
Code.

                      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 1999 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, in fiscal year 1999 and thereafter, 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. 5922-5924.
    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 totemporary 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 
        No. 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 and 
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 fiscal year 1999, 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 614 of the 
        Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, 
        1998, until the normal effective date of the applicable 
        wage survey adjustment that is to take effect in fiscal 
        year 1999, in an amount that exceeds the rate payable 
        for the applicable grade and step of the applicable 
        wage schedule in accordance with such section 614; and
            (2) during the period consisting of the remainder 
        of fiscal year 1999, 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 1999 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 1999 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 1998 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, 1998, 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, 1998, 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, 1998.
    (f) For the purpose of administering any provision of law 
(including any rule or regulation that provides premium pay, 
retirement, life insurance, or any other employee benefit) that 
requires any deduction or contribution, or that imposes any 
requirement or limitation on the basis of a rate of salary or 
basic pay, the rate of salary or basic pay payable after the 
application of this 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. 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 Committees on Appropriations, except that the Federal 
Law Enforcement Training Center is authorized to obtain the 
temporary use of additional facilities by lease, contract, or 
other agreement for training which cannot be accommodated in 
existing Center facilities.
    Sec. 617. Notwithstanding section 1346 of title 31, United 
States Code, or section 611 of this Act, funds made available 
for fiscal year 1999 by this or any other Act shall be 
available for the interagency funding of national security and 
emergency preparedness telecommunications initiatives which 
benefit multiple Federal departments, agencies, or entities, as 
provided by Executive Order No. 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 1999 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. For purposes of each provision of law amended by 
section 704(a)(2) of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989 (5 U.S.C. 
5318 note), no adjustment under section 5303 of title 5, United 
States Code, shall be considered to have taken effect in fiscal 
year 1999 in the rates of basic pay for the statutory pay 
systems.
    Sec. 622. 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 noncompliance 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. 623. None of the funds made available in this Act for 
the United States Customs 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. 624. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no 
part of any funds provided by this Act or any other Act 
beginning in fiscal year 1999 and thereafter 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. 625. 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. 626. Section 626(b) of the Treasury, Postal Service, 
and General Government Appropriations Act, 1997, as contained 
in section 101(f) of Public Law 104-208 (110 Stat. 3009-360), 
the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act, 1997, is amended 
to read as follows: ``(b) Until September 30, 1999, or until 
the end of the current FTS 2000 contracts, whichever is 
earlier, subsection (a) shall continue to apply to the use of 
the funds appropriated by this or any other Act.''.
    Sec. 627. (a) Definitions.--In this section--
            (1) the term ``crime of violence'' has the meaning 
        given that term in section 16 of title 18, United 
        States Code; and
            (2) the term ``law enforcement officer'' means any 
        employee described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of 
        section 8401(17) of title 5, United States Code; and 
        any special agent in the Diplomatic Security Service of 
        the Department of State.
    (b) Rule of Construction.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, for purposes of chapter 171 of title 28, 
United States Code, or any other provision of law relating to 
tort liability, a law enforcement officer shall be construed to 
be acting within the scope of his or her office or employment, 
if the officer takes reasonable action, including the use of 
force, to--
            (1) protect an individual in the presence of the 
        officer from a crime of violence;
            (2) provide immediate assistance to an individual 
        who has suffered or who is threatened with bodily harm; 
        or
            (3) prevent the escape of any individual who the 
        officer reasonably believes to have committed in the 
        presence of the officer a crime of violence.
    Sec. 628. Federal Firefighters Overtime Pay Reform Act of 
1998. (a) In General.--Subchapter V of chapter 55 of title 5, 
United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in section 5542 by adding at the end the 
        following new subsection:
    ``(f) In applying subsection (a) of this section with 
respect to a firefighter who is subject to section 5545b--
            ``(1) such subsection shall be deemed to apply to 
        hours of work officially ordered or approved in excess 
        of 106 hours in a biweekly pay period, or, if the 
        agency establishes a weekly basis for overtime pay 
        computation, in excess of 53 hours in an administrative 
        workweek; and
            ``(2) the overtime hourly rate of pay is an amount 
        equal to one and one-half times the hourly rate of 
        basic pay under section 5545b (b)(1)(A) or (c)(1)(B), 
        as applicable, and such overtime hourly rate of pay may 
        not be less than such hourly rate of basic pay in 
        applying the limitation on the overtime rate provided 
        in paragraph (2) of such subsection (a).''; and
            (2) by inserting after section 5545a the following 
        new section:

``Sec. 5545b. Pay for firefighters

    ``(a) This section applies to an employee whose position is 
classified in the firefighter occupation in conformance with 
the GS-081 standard published by the Office of Personnel 
Management, and whose normal work schedule, as in effect 
throughout the year, consists of regular tours of duty which 
average at least 106 hours per biweekly pay period.
    ``(b)(1) If the regular tour of duty of a firefighter 
subject to this section generally consists of 24-hour shifts, 
rather than a basic 40-hour workweek (as determined under 
regulations prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management), 
section 5504(b) shall be applied as follows in computing pay--
            ``(A) paragraph (1) of such section shall be deemed 
        to require that the annual rate be divided by 2756 to 
        derive the hourly rate; and
            ``(B) the computation of such firefighter's daily, 
        weekly, or biweekly rate shall be based on the hourly 
        rate under subparagraph (A);
    ``(2) For the purpose of sections 5595(c), 5941, 8331(3), 
and 8704(c), and for such other purposes as may be expressly 
provided for by law or as the Office of Personnel Management 
may by regulation prescribe, the basic pay of a firefighter 
subject to this subsection shall include an amount equal to the 
firefighter's basic hourly rate (as computed under paragraph 
(1)(A)) for all hours in such firefighter's regular tour of 
duty (including overtime hours).
    ``(c)(1) If the regular tour of duty of a firefighter 
subject to this section includes a basic 40-hour workweek (as 
determined under regulations prescribed by the Office of 
Personnel Management), section 5504(b) shall be applied as 
follows in computing pay--
            ``(A) the provisions of such section shall apply to 
        the hours within the basic 40-hour workweek;
            ``(B) for hours outside the basic 40-hour workweek, 
        such section shall be deemed to require that the hourly 
        rate be derived by dividing the annual rate by 2756; 
        and
            ``(C) the computation of such firefighter's daily, 
        weekly, or biweekly rate shall be based on 
        subparagraphs (A) and (B), as each applies to the hours 
        involved.
    ``(2) For purposes of sections 5595(c), 5941, 8331(3), and 
8704(c), and for such other purposes as may be expressly 
provided for by law or as the Office of Personnel Management 
may by regulation prescribe, the basic pay of a firefighter 
subject to this subsection shall include--
            ``(A) an amount computed under paragraph (1)(A) for 
        the hours within the basic 40-hour workweek; and
            ``(B) an amount equal to the firefighter's basic 
        hourly rate (as computed under paragraph (1)(B)) for 
        all hours outside the basic 40-hour workweek that are 
        within such firefighter's regular tour of duty 
        (including overtime hours).
    ``(d)(1) A firefighter who is subject to this section shall 
receive overtime pay in accordance with section 5542, but shall 
not receive premium pay provided by other provisions of this 
subchapter.
    ``(2) For the purpose of applying section 7(k) of the Fair 
Labor Standards Act of 1938 to a firefighter who is subject to 
this section, no violation referred to in such section 7(k) 
shall be deemed to have occurred if the requirements of section 
5542(a) are met, applying section 5542(a) as provided in 
subsection (f) of that section: Provided, That the overtime 
hourly rate of pay for such firefighter shall in all cases be 
an amount equal to one and one-half times the firefighter's 
hourly rate of basic pay under subsection (b)(1)(A) or 
(c)(1)(B) of this section, as applicable.
    ``(3) The Office of Personnel Management may prescribe 
regulations, with respect to firefighters subject to this 
section, that would permit an agency to reduce or eliminate the 
variation in the amount of firefighters' biweekly pay caused by 
work scheduling cycles that result in varying hours in the 
regular tours of duty from pay period to pay period. Under such 
regulations, the pay that a firefighter would otherwise receive 
for regular tours of duty over the work scheduling cycle shall, 
to the extent practicable, remain unaffected.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
sections for chapter 55 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after the item relating to section 5545a 
the following:

``5545b. Pay for firefighters.''.

    (c) Training.--Section 4109 of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(d) Notwithstanding subsection (a)(1), a firefighter who 
is subject to section 5545b of this title shall be paid basic 
pay and overtime pay for the firefighter's regular tour of duty 
while attending agency sanctioned training.''.
    (d) Inclusion in Basic Pay for Federal Retirement.--Section 
8331(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' after subparagraph (D);
            (2) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as 
        subparagraph (G);
            (3) by inserting the following:
                    ``(E) with respect to a criminal 
                investigator, availability pay under section 
                5545a of this title;
                    ``(F) pay as provided in section 5545b 
                (b)(2) and (c)(2); and ''; and
            (4) by striking ``subparagraphs (B), (C), (D), and 
        (E)'' and inserting ``subparagraphs (B) through (G)''.
    (e) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall take effect on the first day of the first applicable pay 
period which begins on or after October 1, 1998.
    (f) Regulations.--Under regulations prescribed by the 
Office of Personnel Management, a firefighter subject to 
section 5545b of title 5, United States Code, as added by this 
section, whose regular tours of duty average 60hours or less 
per workweek and do not include a basic 40-hour workweek, shall, upon 
implementation of this section, be granted an increase in basic pay 
equal to 2 step-increases of the applicable General Schedule grade, and 
such increase shall not be an equivalent increase in pay. If such 
increase results in a change to a longer waiting period for the 
firefighter's next step increase, the firefighter shall be credited 
with an additional year of service for the purpose of such waiting 
period. If such increase results in a rate of basic pay which is above 
the maximum rate of the applicable grade, such resulting pay rate shall 
be treated as a retained rate of basic pay in accordance with section 
5363 of title 5, United States Code.
    (g) No Reduction in Regular Pay.--Under regulations 
prescribed by the Office of Personnel Management, the regular 
pay (over the established work scheduling cycle) of a 
firefighter subject to section 5545b of title 5, United States 
Code, as added by this section, shall not be reduced as a 
result of the implementation of this section.
    Sec. 629. (1) Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Director of the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the 
Attorney General shall conduct a joint review of Federal 
efforts and submit to the appropriate congressional committees, 
including the Committees on Appropriations, a plan to improve 
coordination among the Federal agencies with responsibility to 
protect the borders against drug trafficking. The review shall 
also include consideration of Federal agencies' coordination 
with State and local law enforcement agencies. The plan shall 
include an assessment and action plan, including the activities 
of the following departments and agencies:
            (A) Department of the Treasury;
            (B) Department of Justice;
            (C) United States Coast Guard;
            (D) Department of Defense;
            (E) Department of Transportation;
            (F) Department of State; and
            (G) Department of Interior.
    (2) The purpose of the plan under paragraph (1) is to 
maximize the effectiveness of the border control efforts in 
achieving the objectives of the national drug control strategy 
in a manner that is also consistent with the goal of 
facilitating trade. In order to maximize the effectiveness, the 
plan shall:
            (A) specify the methods used to enhance 
        cooperation, planning and accountability among the 
        Federal, State, and local agencies with 
        responsibilities along the Southwest border;
            (B) specify mechanisms to ensure cooperation among 
        the agencies, including State and local agencies, with 
        responsibilities along the Southwest border;
            (C) identify new technologies that will be used in 
        protecting the borders including conclusions regarding 
        appropriate deployment of technology;
            (D) identify new initiatives for infrastructure 
        improvements;
            (E) recommend reinforcements in terms of resources, 
        technology and personnel necessary to ensure capacity 
        to maintain appropriate inspections;
            (F) integrate findings of the White House 
        Intelligence Architecture Review into the plan; and
            (G) make recommendations for strengthening the 
        HIDTA program along the Southwest border.
    Sec. 630. (a) Flexiplace Work Telecommuting Programs.--For 
fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal year thereafter, of the funds 
made available to each Executive agency for salaries and 
expenses, at a minimum $50,000 shall be available only for the 
necessary expenses of the Executive agency to carry out a 
flexiplace work telecommuting program.
    (b) Definitions.--For purposes of this section:
            (1) Executive agency.--The term ``Executive 
        agency'' means the following list of departments and 
        agencies: Department of State, Treasury, Defense, 
        Justice, Interior, Labor, Health and Human Services, 
        Agriculture, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, 
        Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans' Affairs, 
        General Services Administration, Office of Personnel 
        Management, Small Business Administration, Social 
        Security Administration, Environmental Protection 
        Agency, U.S. Postal Service.
            (2) Flexiplace work telecommuting program.--The 
        term ``flexiplace work telecommuting program'' means a 
        program under which employees of an Executive agency 
        are permitted to perform all or a portion of their 
        duties at a flexiplace work telecommuting center 
        established under section 210(l) of the Federal 
        Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 
        U.S.C. 490(l)) or other Federal law.
    Sec. 631. (a) Meritorious Executive.--Section 4507(e)(1) of 
title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking ``$10,000'' 
and inserting ``an amount equal to 20 percent of annual basic 
pay''.
    (b) Distinguished Executive.--Section 4507(e)(2) of title 
5, United States Code, is amended by striking ``$20,000'' and 
inserting ``an amount equal to 35 percent of annual basic 
pay''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall take effect on October 1, 1998, or the date of enactment 
of this Act, whichever is later.
    Sec. 632. (a) Career SES Performance Awards.--Section 
5384(b)(3) of title 5, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``3 percent'' and inserting ``10 
        percent''; and
            (2) by striking ``15 percent'' and inserting ``20 
        percent''.
    (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall take effect on October 1, 1998, or the date of enactment 
of this Act, whichever is later.
    Sec. 633. (a) International Postal Arrangements.--Section 
407 of title 39, United States Code, is amended to read as 
follows:

``Sec.  407. International Postal Arrangements.

    ``(a)(1) The Secretary of State shall have primary 
responsibility for formulation, coordination and oversight of 
policy with respect to United States participation in the 
Universal Postal Union, including the Universal Postal 
Convention and other Acts of the Universal Postal Union, 
amendments thereto, and all postal treaties and conventions 
concluded within the framework of the Convention and such Acts.
    ``(2) Subject to subsection (d), the Secretary may, with 
the consent of the President, negotiate and conclude treaties, 
conventions and amendments referred to in paragraph (1).
    ``(b)(1) Subject to subsections (a), (c), and (d), the 
Postal Service may, with the consent of the President, 
negotiate and conclude postal treaties and conventions.
    ``(2) The Postal Service may, with the consent of the 
President, establish rates of postage or other charges on mail 
matter conveyed between the United States and other countries.
    ``(3) The Postal Service shall transmit a copy of each 
postal treaty or convention concluded with other governments 
under the authority of this subsection to the Secretary of 
State, who shall furnish a copy to the Public Printer for 
publication.
    ``(c) The Postal Service shall not conclude any treaty or 
convention under the authority of this section or any other 
arrangement related to the delivery of international postal 
services that is inconsistent with any policy developed 
pursuant to subsection (a).
    ``(d) In carrying out their responsibilities under this 
section, the Secretary and the Postal Service shall consult 
with such federal agencies as the Secretary or the Postal 
Service considers appropriate, private providers of 
international postal services, users of international postal 
services, the general public, and such other persons as the 
Secretary or the Postal Service considers appropriate.''.
    (b) Sense of Congress.--It is the sense of Congress that 
any treaty, convention or amendment entered into under the 
authority of section 407 of title 39 of the United States Code, 
as amended by this section, should not grant any undue or 
unreasonable preference to the Postal Service, a private 
provider of postal services, or any other person.
    (c) Trade-In-Service Programs.--The second sentence of 
paragraph (5) of section 306(a) of the Trade and Tariff Act of 
1984 (19 U.S.C. 2114b(5)) is amended by inserting ``postal and 
delivery services,'' after ``transportation.''.
    (d) Transfer of Funds.--In fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal 
year hereafter, the Postal Service shall allocate to the 
Department of State from any funds available to the Postal 
Service such sums as may be reasonable, documented and 
auditable for the Department of State to carry out the 
activities of Section 407 of title 39 of the United States 
Code.
    Sec. 634. 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. 635. (a) None of the funds made available in this or 
any other Act may be obligated or expended for any employee 
training that--
            (1) does not meet identified needs for knowledge, 
        skills, and abilities bearing directly upon the 
        performance of official duties;
            (2) contains elements likely to induce high levels 
        of emotional response or psychological stress in some 
        participants;
            (3) does not require prior employee notification of 
        the content and methods to be used in the training and 
        written end of course evaluation;
            (4) contains any methods or content associated with 
        religious or quasi-religious belief systems or ``new 
        age'' belief systems as defined in Equal Employment 
        Opportunity Commission Notice N-915.022, dated 
        September 2, 1988; or
            (5) is offensive to, or designed to change, 
        participants' personal values or lifestyle outside the 
        workplace.
    (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit, restrict, or 
otherwise preclude an agency from conducting training bearing 
directly upon the performance of official duties.
    Sec. 636. No funds appropriated in this or any other Act 
for fiscal year 1999 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 
No. 12958; 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. 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. 637. 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. 638. (a) In General.--For calendar year 2000, the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall prepare 
and submit to Congress, with the budget submitted under section 
1105 of title 31, United States Code, an accounting statement 
and associated report containing--
            (1) an estimate of the total annual costs and 
        benefits (including quantifiable and nonquantifiable 
        effects) of Federal rules and paperwork, to the extent 
        feasible--
                    (A) in the aggregate;
                    (B) by agency and agency program; and
                    (C) by major rule;
            (2) an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on 
        State, local, and tribal government, small business, 
        wages, and economic growth; and
            (3) recommendations for reform.
    (b) Notice.--The Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget shall provide public notice and an opportunity to 
comment on the statement and report under subsection (a) before 
the statement and report are submitted to Congress.
    (c) Guidelines.--To implement this section, the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget shall issue guidelines to 
agencies to standardize--
            (1) measures of costs and benefits; and
            (2) the format of accounting statements.
    (d) Peer Review.--The Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget shall provide for independent and external peer 
review of the guidelines and each accounting statement and 
associated report under this section. Such peer review shall 
not be subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
App.).
    Sec. 639. 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. 640. 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. 641. 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 Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 642. 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. 643. The Director of the United States Marshals 
Service is directed to conduct a quarterly threat assessment on 
the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
    Sec. 644. Section 636(c) of Public Law 104-208 is amended 
as follows:
            (1) In subparagraph (1) by inserting after ``United 
        States Code'' the following: ``any agency or court in 
        the Judicial Branch,'';
            (2) In subparagraph (2) by amending ``prosecution, 
        or detention'' to read: ``prosecution, detention, or 
        supervision''; and
            (3) In subparagraph (3) by inserting after ``title 
        5,'' the following: ``and, with regard to the Judicial 
        Branch, mean a justice or judge of the United States as 
        defined in 28 U.S.C. 451 in regular active service or 
        retired from regular active service, other judicial 
        officers as authorized by the Judicial Conference of 
        the United States, and supervisors and managers within 
        the Judicial Branch as authorized by the Judicial 
        Conference of the United States,''.
    Sec. 645. (a) In this section the term ``agency''--
            (1) means an Executive agency as defined under 
        section 105 of title 5, United States Code;
            (2) includes a military department as defined under 
        section 102 of such title, the Postal Service, and the 
        Postal Rate Commission; and
            (3) shall not include the General Accounting 
        Office.
    (b) Unless authorized in accordance with law or regulations 
to use such time for other purposes, an employee of an agency 
shall use official time in an honest effort to perform official 
duties. An employee not under a leave system, including a 
Presidential appointee exempted under section 6301(2) of title 
5, United States Code, has an obligation to expend an honest 
effort and a reasonable proportion of such employee's time in 
the performance of official duties.
    Sec. 646. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to, upon submission of 
proper documentation (as determined by the Secretary), 
reimburse importers of large capacity military magazine rifles 
as defined in the Treasury Department's April 6, 1998 ``Study 
on the Sporting Suitability of Modified Semiautomatic Assault 
Rifles'', for which authority had been granted to import such 
firearms into the United States on or before November 14, 1997, 
and released under bond to the importer by the U.S. Customs 
Service on or before February 10, 1998: Provided, That the 
importer abandons title to the firearms to the United States: 
Provided further, That reimbursements are submitted to the 
Secretary for his approval within 120 days of enactment of this 
provision. In no event shall reimbursements under this 
provision exceed the importers cost for the weapons, plus any 
shipping, transportation, duty, and storage costs related to 
the importation of such weapons.Money made available for 
expenditure under 31 U.S.C. section 1304(a) in an amount not to exceed 
$1,000,000 shall be available for reimbursements under this provision: 
Provided, That accepting the compensation provided under this provision 
is final and conclusive and constitutes a complete release of any and 
all claims, demands, rights, and causes of action whatsoever against 
the United States, its agencies, officers, or employees arising from 
the denial by the Department of the Treasury of the entry of such 
firearms into the United States. Such compensation is not otherwise 
required by law and is not intended to create or recognize any legally 
enforceable right to any person.
    Sec. 647. (a) The adjustment in rates of basic pay for the 
statutory pay systems that takes effect in fiscal year 1999 
under section 5303 and 5304 of title 5, United States Code, 
shall be an increase of 3.6 percent.
    (b) Funds used to carry out this section shall be paid from 
appropriations which are made to each applicable department or 
agency for salaries and expenses for fiscal year 1999.
    Sec. 648. International Mail Reporting Requirement. (a) In 
General.--Chapter 36 of title 39, United States Code, is 
amended by adding after section 3662 the following:

``Sec. 3663. Annual report on international services

    ``(a) Not later than July 1 of each year, the Postal Rate 
Commission shall transmit to each House of Congress a 
comprehensive report of the costs, revenues, and volumes 
accrued by the Postal Service in connection with mail matter 
conveyed between the United States and other countries for the 
previous fiscal year.
    ``(b) Not later than March 15 of each year, the Postal 
Service shall provide to the Postal Rate Commission such data 
as the Commission may require to prepare the report required 
under subsection (a) of this section. Data shall be provided in 
sufficient detail to enable the Commission to analyze the 
costs, revenues, and volumes for each international mail 
product or service, under the methods determined appropriate by 
the Commission for the analysis of rates for domestic mail.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
sections for chapter 63 of title 39, United States Code, is 
amended by adding after the item relating to section 3662 the 
following:

``3663. Annual report on international services.''.
    Sec. 649. Extension of Sunset Provision. Section 2(f)(2) of 
the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. 922 note) is 
amended by striking ``(2)'' and all that follows through ``10 
years'' and inserting the following:
            ``(2) Sunset.--Effective 15 years''.
    Sec. 650. Importation of Certain Grains. (a) Findings.--The 
Congress finds that--
            (1) importation of grains into the United States at 
        less than the cost to produce those grains is causing 
        injury to the United States producers of those grains;
            (2) importation of grains into the United States at 
        less than the fair value of those grains is causing 
        injury to the United States producers of those grains;
            (3) the Canadian Government and the Canadian Wheat 
        Board have refused to disclose pricing and cost 
        information necessary to determine whether grains are 
        being exported to the United States at prices in 
        violation of United States trade laws or agreements.
    (b) Requirements.--
            (1) The Customs Service, consulting with the United 
        States Trade Representative and the Department of 
        Commerce, shall conduct a study of the efficiency and 
        effectiveness of requiring that all spring wheat, durum 
        or barley imported into the United States be imported 
        into the United States through a single port of entry.
            (2) The Customs Service shall report to the 
        Committees on Appropriations and the Senate Committee 
        on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means 
        not later than ninety days after the effective date of 
        this Act on the results of the study required by 
        paragraph (1).
    Sec. 651. Designation of Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office 
Building. (a) In General.--The building of the United States 
Postal Service located at 180 East Kellogg Boulevard in Saint 
Paul, Minnesota, shall be known and designated as the ``Eugene 
J. McCarthy Post Office Building''.
    (b) References.--Any reference in a law, map, regulation, 
document, paper, or other record of the United States to the 
building referred to in subsection (a) shall be deemed to be a 
reference to the ``Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office Building''.
    Sec. 652. The Administrator of General Services may 
provide, from government-wide credit card rebates, up to 
$3,000,000 in support of the Joint Financial Management 
Improvement Program as approved by the Chief Financial 
Officer's Council.
    Sec. 653. Section 6302(g) of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended by inserting after ``chapter 35'' the following: 
``or section 3595''.
    Sec. 654. Assessment of Federal Regulations and Policies on 
Families. (a) Purposes.--The purposes of this section are to--
            (1) require agencies to assess the impact of 
        proposed agency actions on family well-being; and
            (2) improve the management of executive branch 
        agencies.
    (b) Definitions.--In this section--
            (1) the term ``agency'' has the meaning given the 
        term ``Executive agency'' by section 105 of title 5, 
        United States Code, except such term does not include 
        the General Accounting Office; and
            (2) the term ``family'' means--
                    (A) a group of individuals related by 
                blood, marriage, adoption, or other legal 
                custody who live together as a single 
                household; and
                    (B) any individual who is not a member of 
                such group, but who is related by blood, 
                marriage, or adoption to a member of such 
                group, and over half of whose support in a 
                calendar year is received from such group.
    (c) Family Policymaking Assessment.--Before implementing 
policies and regulations that may affect family well-being, 
each agency shall assess such actions with respect to whether--
            (1) the action strengthens or erodes the stability 
        or safety of the family and, particularly, the marital 
        commitment;
            (2) the action strengthens or erodes the authority 
        and rights of parents in the education, nurture, and 
        supervision of their children;
            (3) the action helps the family perform its 
        functions, or substitutes governmental activity for the 
        function;
            (4) the action increases or decreases disposable 
        income or poverty of families and children;
            (5) the proposed benefits of the action justify the 
        financial impact on the family;
            (6) the action may be carried out by State or local 
        government or by the family; and
            (7) the action establishes an implicit or explicit 
        policy concerning the relationship between the behavior 
        and personal responsibility of youth, and the norms of 
        society.
    (d) Governmentwide Family Policy Coordination and Review.--
            (1) Certification and rationale.--With respect to 
        each proposed policy or regulation that may affect 
        family well-being, the head of each agency shall--
                    (A) submit a written certification to the 
                Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
                and to Congress that such policy or regulation 
                has been assessed in accordance with this 
                section; and
                    (B) provide an adequate rationale for 
                implementation of each policy or regulation 
                that may negatively affect family well-being.
            (2) Office of management and budget.--The Director 
        of the Office of Management and Budget shall--
                    (A) ensure that policies and regulations 
                proposed by agencies are implemented consistent 
                with this section; and
                    (B) compile, index, and submit annually to 
                the Congress the written certifications 
                received pursuant to paragraph (1)(A).
            (3) Office of policy development.--The Office of 
        Policy Development shall--
                    (A) assess proposed policies and 
                regulations in accordance with this section;
                    (B) provide evaluations of policies and 
                regulations that may affect family well-being 
                to the Director of the Office of Management and 
                Budget; and
                    (C) advise the President on policy and 
                regulatory actions that may be taken to 
                strengthen the institutions of marriage and 
                family in the United States.
    (e) Assessments Upon Request by Members of Congress.--Upon 
request by a Member of Congress relating to a proposed policy 
or regulation, an agency shall conduct an assessment in 
accordance with subsection (c), and shall provide a 
certification and rationale in accordance with subsection (d).
    (f) Judicial Review.--This section is not intended to 
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
enforceable at law by a party against the United States, its 
agencies, its officers, or any person.
    Sec. 655. None of the funds appropriated pursuant to this 
Act or any other provision of law may be used for any system to 
implement section 922(t) of title 18, United States Code, 
unless the system allows, in connection with a person's 
delivery of a firearm to a Federal firearms licensee as 
collateral for a loan, the background check to be performed at 
the time the collateral is offered for delivery to such 
licensee: Provided, That the licensee notifies local law 
enforcement within 48 hours of the licensee receiving a denial 
on the person offering the collateral: Provided further, That 
the provisions of section 922(t) shall apply at the time of the 
redemption of the firearm.
    Sec. 656. (a) None of the funds appropriated by this Act 
may be used to enter into or renew a contract which includes a 
provision providing prescription drug coverage, except where 
the contract also includes a provision for contraceptive 
coverage.
    (b) Nothing in this section shall apply to a contract with 
any of the following religious plans:
            (1) SelectCare,
            (2) PersonalCaresHMO,
            (3) Care Choices,
            (4) OSF Health Plans, Inc., and
            (5) Yellowstone Community Health Plan.
    (c) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require 
coverage of abortion or abortion related services.

              TITLE VII--CHILD CARE IN FEDERAL FACILITIES

    Sec. 701. Short Title. This title may be cited as ``Quality 
Child Care for Federal Employees''.
    Sec. 702. Providing Quality Child Care in Federal 
Facilities. (a) Definition.--In this section:
            (1) Administrator.--The term ``Administrator'' 
        means the Administrator of General Services.
            (2) Child care accreditation entity.--The term 
        ``child care accreditation entity'' means a nonprofit 
        private organization or public agency that--
                    (A) is recognized by a State agency or by a 
                national organization that serves as a peer 
                review panel on the standards and procedures of 
                public and private child care or school 
                accrediting bodies; and
                    (B) accredits a facility to provide child 
                care on the basis of--
                            (i) an accreditation or 
                        credentialing instrument based on peer-
                        validated research;
                            (ii) compliance with applicable 
                        State or local licensing requirements, 
                        as appropriate, for the facility;
                            (iii) outside monitoring of the 
                        facility; and
                            (iv) criteria that provide 
                        assurances of--
                                    (I) use of developmentally 
                                appropriate health and safety 
                                standards at the facility;
                                    (II) use of developmentally 
                                appropriate educational 
                                activities, as an integral part 
                                of the child care program 
                                carried out at the facility; 
                                and
                                    (III) use of ongoing staff 
                                development or training 
                                activities for the staff of the 
                                facility, including related 
                                skills-based testing.
            (3) Entity sponsoring a child care facility.--The 
        term ``entity sponsoring a child care facility'' means 
        a Federal agency that operates, or an entity that 
        enters into a contract or licensing agreement with a 
        Federal agency to operate, a child care facility 
        primarily for the use of Federal employees.
            (4) Executive agency.--The term ``Executive 
        agency'' has the meaning given the term in section 105 
        of title 5, United States Code, except that the term--
                    (A) does not include the Department of 
                Defense and the Coast Guard; and
                    (B) includes the General Services 
                Administration, with respect to the 
                administration of a facility described in 
                paragraph (5)(B).
            (5) Executive facility.--The term ``executive 
        facility''--
                    (A) means a facility that is owned or 
                leased by an Executive agency; and
                    (B) includes a facility that is owned or 
                leased by the General Services Administration 
                on behalf of a judicial office.
            (6) Federal agency.--The term ``Federal agency'' 
        means an Executive agency or a legislative office.
            (7) Judicial office.--The term ``judicial office'' 
        means an entity of the judicial branch of the Federal 
        Government.
            (8) Legislative facility.--The term ``legislative 
        facility'' means a facility that is owned or leased by 
        a legislative office.
            (9) Legislative office.--The term ``legislative 
        office'' means an entity of the legislative branch of 
        the Federal Government.
            (10) State.--The term ``State'' has the meaning 
        given the term in section 658P of the Child Care and 
        Development Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9858n).
    (b) Executive Branch Standards and Compliance.--
            (1) State and local licensing requirements.--
                    (A) In general.--Any entity sponsoring a 
                child care facility in an executive facility 
                shall--
                            (i) comply with child care 
                        standards described in paragraph (2) 
                        that, at a minimum, include applicable 
                        State or local licensing requirements, 
                        as appropriate, related to the 
                        provision of child care in the State or 
                        locality involved; or
                            (ii) obtain the applicable State or 
                        local licenses, as appropriate, for the 
                        facility.
                    (B) Compliance.--Not later than 6 months 
                after the date of enactment of this Act--
                            (i) the entity shall comply, or 
                        make substantial progress (as 
                        determined by the Administrator) toward 
                        complying, with subparagraph (A); and
                            (ii) any contract or licensing 
                        agreement used by an Executive agency 
                        for the provision of child care 
                        services in such child care facility 
                        shall include a condition that the 
                        child care be provided by an entity 
                        that complies with the standards 
                        described in subparagraph (A)(i) or 
                        obtains the licenses described in 
                        subparagraph (A)(ii).
            (2) Health, safety, and facility standards.--The 
        Administrator shall by regulation establish standards 
        relating to health, safety, facilities, facility 
        design, and other aspects of child care that the 
        Administrator determines to be appropriate for child 
        care in executive facilities, and require child care 
        services in executive facilities to comply with the 
        standards. Such standards shall include requirements 
        that child care facilities be inspected for, and be 
        free of, lead hazards.
            (3) Accreditation standards.--
                    (A) In general.--The Administrator shall 
                issue regulations requiring, to the maximum 
                extent possible, any entity sponsoring an 
                eligible child care facility (as defined by the 
                Administrator) in an executive facility to 
                comply with standards of a child care 
                accreditation entity.
                    (B) Compliance.--The regulations shall 
                require that, not later than 5 years after the 
                date of enactment of this Act--
                            (i) the entity shall comply, or 
                        make substantial progress (as 
                        determined by the Administrator) toward 
                        complying, with the standards; and
                            (ii) any contract or licensing 
                        agreement used by an Executive agency 
                        for the provision of child care 
                        services in such child care facility 
                        shall include a condition that the 
                        child care be provided by an entity 
                        that complies with the standards.
            (4) Evaluation and compliance.--
                    (A) In general.--The Administrator shall 
                evaluate the compliance, with the requirements 
                of paragraph (1) and the regulations issued 
                pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3), as 
                appropriate, of child care facilities, and 
                entities sponsoring child care facilities, in 
                executive facilities. The Administrator may 
                conduct the evaluation of such a child care 
                facility or entitydirectly, or through an 
agreement with another Federal agency or private entity, other than the 
Federal agency for which the child care facility is providing services. 
If the Administrator determines, on the basis of such an evaluation, 
that the child care facility or entity is not in compliance with the 
requirements, the Administrator shall notify the Executive agency.
                    (B) Effect of noncompliance.--On receipt of 
                the notification of noncompliance issued by the 
                Administrator, the head of the Executive agency 
                shall--
                            (i) if the entity operating the 
                        child care facility is the agency--
                                    (I) not later than 2 
                                business days after the date of 
                                receipt of the notification, 
                                correct any deficiencies that 
                                are determined by the 
                                Administrator to be life 
                                threatening or to present a 
                                risk of serious bodily harm;
                                    (II) develop and provide to 
                                the Administrator a plan to 
                                correct any other deficiencies 
                                in the operation of the 
                                facility and bring the facility 
                                and entity into compliance with 
                                the requirements not later than 
                                4 months after the date of 
                                receipt of the notification;
                                    (III) provide the parents 
                                of the children receiving child 
                                care services at the child care 
                                facility and employees of the 
                                facility with a notification 
                                detailing the deficiencies 
                                described in subclauses (I) and 
                                (II) and actions that will be 
                                taken to correct the 
                                deficiencies, and post a copy 
                                of the notification in a 
                                conspicuous place in the 
                                facility for 5 working days or 
                                until the deficiencies are 
                                corrected, whichever is later;
                                    (IV) bring the child care 
                                facility and entity into 
                                compliance with the 
                                requirements and certify to the 
                                Administrator that the facility 
                                and entity are in compliance, 
                                based on an onsite evaluation 
                                of the facility conducted by an 
                                independent entity with 
                                expertise in child care health 
                                and safety; and
                                    (V) in the event that 
                                deficiencies determined by the 
                                Administrator to be life 
                                threatening or to present a 
                                risk of serious bodily harm 
                                cannot be corrected within 2 
                                business days after the date of 
                                receipt of the notification, 
                                close the child care facility, 
                                or the affected portion of the 
                                facility, until such 
                                deficiencies are corrected and 
                                notify the Administrator of 
                                such closure; and
                            (ii) if the entity operating the 
                        child care facility is a contractor or 
                        licensee of the Executive agency--
                                    (I) require the contractor 
                                or licensee, not later than 2 
                                business days after the date of 
                                receipt of the notification, to 
                                correct any deficiencies that 
                                are determined by the 
                                Administrator to be life 
                                threatening or to present a 
                                risk of serious bodily harm;
                                    (II) require the contractor 
                                or licensee to develop and 
                                provide to the head of the 
                                agency a plan to correct any 
                                other deficiencies in the 
                                operation of the child care 
                                facility and bring the facility 
                                and entity into compliance with 
                                the requirements not later than 
                                4 months after the date of 
                                receipt of the notification;
                                    (III) require the 
                                contractor or licensee to 
                                provide the parents of the 
                                children receiving child care 
                                services at the child care 
                                facility and employees of the 
                                facility with a notification 
                                detailing the deficiencies 
                                described in subclauses (I) and 
                                (II) and actions that will be 
                                taken to correct the 
                                deficiencies, and to post a 
                                copy of the notification in a 
                                conspicuous place in the 
                                facility for 5 working days or 
                                until the deficiencies are 
                                corrected, whichever is later;
                                    (IV) require the contractor 
                                or licensee to bring the child 
                                care facility and entity into 
                                compliance with the 
                                requirements and certify to the 
                                head of the agency that the 
                                facility and entity are in 
                                compliance, based on an onsite 
                                evaluation of the facility 
                                conducted by an independent 
                                entity with expertise in child 
                                care health and safety; and
                                    (V) in the event that 
                                deficiencies determined by the 
                                Administrator to be life 
                                threatening or to present a 
                                risk of serious bodily harm 
                                cannot be corrected within 2 
                                business days after the date of 
                                receipt of the notification, 
                                close the child care facility, 
                                or the affected portion of the 
                                facility, until such 
                                deficiencies are corrected and 
                                notify the Administrator of 
                                such closure, which closure may 
                                be grounds for the immediate 
                                termination or suspension of 
                                the contract or license of the 
                                contractor or licensee.
                    (C) Cost reimbursement.--The Executive 
                agency shall reimburse the Administrator for 
                the costs of carrying out subparagraph (A) for 
                child care facilities located in an executive 
                facility other than an executive facility of 
                the General Services Administration. If an 
                entity is sponsoring a child care facility for 
                2 or more Executive agencies, the Administrator 
                shall allocate the costs of providing such 
                reimbursementwith respect to the entity among 
the agencies in a fair and equitable manner, based on the extent to 
which each agency is eligible to place children in the facility.
            (5) Disclosure of prior violations to parents and 
        facility employees.--The Administrator shall issue 
        regulations that require that each entity sponsoring a 
        child care facility in an Executive facility, upon 
        receipt by the child care facility or the entity (as 
        applicable) of a request by any individual who is a 
        parent of any child enrolled at the facility, a parent 
        of a child for whom an application has been submitted 
        to enroll at the facility, or an employee of the 
        facility, shall provide to the individual--
                    (A) copies of all notifications of 
                deficiencies that have been provided in the 
                past with respect to the facility under clause 
                (i)(III) or (ii)(III), as applicable, of 
                paragraph (4)(B); and
                    (B) a description of the actions that were 
                taken to correct the deficiencies.
    (c) Legislative Branch Standards and Compliance.--
            (1) State and local licensing requirements, health, 
        safety, and facility standards, and accreditation 
        standards.--
                    (A) In general.--The Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives shall 
                issue regulations, approved by the Committee on 
                House Oversight of the House of 
                Representatives, governing the operation of the 
                House of Representatives Child Care Center. The 
                Librarian of Congress shall issue regulations, 
                approved by the appropriate House and Senate 
                committees with jurisdiction over the Library 
                of Congress, governing the operation of the 
                child care center located at the Library of 
                Congress. Subject to paragraph (3), the head of 
                a designated entity in the Senate shall issue 
                regulations, approved by the Committee on Rules 
                and Administration of the Senate, governing the 
                operation of the Senate Employees' Child Care 
                Center.
                    (B) Stringency.--The regulations described 
                in subparagraph (A) shall be no less stringent 
                in content and effect than the requirements of 
                subsection (b)(1) and the regulations issued by 
                the Administrator under paragraphs (2) and (3) 
                of subsection (b), except to the extent that 
                appropriate administrative officers, with the 
                approval of the appropriate House or Senate 
                committees with oversight responsibility for 
                the centers, may jointly or independently 
                determine, for good cause shown and stated 
                together with the regulations, that a 
                modification of such regulations would be more 
                effective for the implementation of the 
                requirements and standards described in 
                paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (b) 
                for child care facilities, and entities 
                sponsoring child care facilities, in the 
                corresponding legislative facilities.
            (2) Evaluation and compliance.--
                    (A) Administration.--Subject to paragraph 
                (3), the Chief Administrative Officer of the 
                House of Representatives, the head of the 
                designated Senate entity, and the Librarian of 
                Congress, shall have the same authorities and 
                duties--
                            (i) with respect to the evaluation 
                        of, compliance of, and cost 
                        reimbursement for child care 
                        facilities, and entities sponsoring 
                        child care facilities, in the 
                        corresponding legislative facilities as 
                        the Administrator has under subsection 
                        (b)(4) with respect to the evaluation 
                        of, compliance of, and cost 
                        reimbursement for such facilities and 
                        entities sponsoring such facilities, in 
                        executive facilities; and
                            (ii) with respect to issuing 
                        regulations requiring the entities 
                        sponsoring child care facilities in the 
                        corresponding legislative facilities to 
                        provide notifications of deficiencies 
                        and descriptions of corrective actions 
                        as the Administration has under 
                        subsection (b)(5) with respect to 
                        issuing regulations requiring the 
                        entities sponsoring child care 
                        facilities in executive facilities to 
                        provide notifications of deficiencies 
                        and descriptions of corrective actions.
                    (B) Enforcement.--Subject to paragraph (3), 
                the Committee on House Oversight of the House 
                of Representatives and the Committee on Rules 
                and Administration of the Senate, as 
                appropriate, shall have the same authorities 
                and duties with respect to the compliance of 
                and cost reimbursement for child care 
                facilities, and entities sponsoring child care 
                facilities, in the corresponding legislative 
                facilitiesas the head of an Executive agency 
has under subsection (b)(4) with respect to the compliance of and cost 
reimbursement for such facilities and entities sponsoring such 
facilities, in executive facilities.
            (3) Interim status.--Until such time as the 
        Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate 
        establishes, or the head of the designated Senate 
        entity establishes, standards described in paragraphs 
        (1), (2), and (3) of subsection (b) governing the 
        operation of the Senate Employees' Child Care Center, 
        such facility shall maintain current accreditation 
        status.
    (d) Application.--Notwithstanding any other provision of 
this section, if 8 or more child care facilities are sponsored 
in facilities owned or leased by an Executive agency, the 
Administrator shall delegate to the head of the agency the 
evaluation and compliance responsibilities assigned to the 
Administrator under subsection (b)(4)(A).
    (e) Technical Assistance, Studies, and Reviews.--The 
Administrator may provide technical assistance, and conduct and 
provide the results of studies and reviews, for Executive 
agencies, and entities sponsoring child care facilities in 
executive facilities, on a reimbursable basis, in order to 
assist the entities in complying with this section. The Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the 
Librarian of Congress, and the head of the designated Senate 
entity described in subsection (c), may provide technical 
assistance, and conduct and provide the results of studies and 
reviews, or request that the Administrator provide technical 
assistance, and conduct and provide the results of studies and 
reviews, for the corresponding legislative offices, and 
entities operating child care facilities in the corresponding 
legislative facilities, on a reimbursable basis, in order to 
assist the entities in complying with this section.
    (f) Council.--The Administrator shall establish an 
interagency council, comprised of representatives of all 
Executive agencies described in subsection (d), a 
representative of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House 
of Representatives, a representative of the designated Senate 
entity described in subsection (c), and a representative of the 
Librarian of Congress, to facilitate cooperation and sharing of 
best practices, and to develop and coordinate policy, regarding 
the provision of child care, including the provision of areas 
for nursing mothers and other lactation support facilities and 
services, in the Federal Government.
    (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized 
to be appropriated to carry out this section $900,000 for 
fiscal year 1999 and such sums as may be necessary for each 
subsequent fiscal year.
    Sec. 703. Child Care Services for Federal Employees. (a) In 
General.--An Executive agency that provides or proposes to 
provide child care services for Federal employees may use 
agency funds to provide the child care services, in a facility 
that is owned or leased by an Executive agency, or through a 
contractor, for civilian employees of such agency.
    (b) Affordability.--Funds so used with respect to any such 
facility or contractor shall be applied to improve the 
affordability of child care for lower income Federal employees 
using or seeking to use the child care services offered by such 
facility or contractor.
    (c) Regulations.--The Office of Personnel Management and 
the General Services Administration shall, within 180 days 
after the date of enactment of this Act, issue regulations 
necessary to carry out this section.
    (d) Definition.--For purposes of this section, the term 
``Executive agency'' has the meaning given such term by section 
105 of title 5, United States Code, but does not include the 
General Accounting Office.
    Sec. 704. Miscellaneous Provisions Relating to Child Care 
Provided by Federal Agencies. (a) Availability of Federal Child 
Care Centers for Onsite Contractors; Percentage Goal.--Section 
616(a) of the Act of December 22, 1987 (40 U.S.C. 490b), is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by striking paragraphs (2) 
        and (3) and inserting the following:
            ``(2) such officer or agency determines that such 
        space will be used to provide child care and related 
        services to--
                    ``(A) children of Federal employees or 
                onsite Federal contractors; or
                    ``(B) dependent children who live with 
                Federal employees or onsite Federal 
                contractors; and
            ``(3) such officer or agency determines that such 
        individual or entity will give priority for available 
        child care and related services in such space to 
        Federal employees and onsite Federal contractors.''; 
        and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e)(1)(A) The Administrator of General Services shall 
confirm that at least 50 percent of aggregate enrollment in 
Federal child care centers governmentwide are children of 
Federal employees or onsite Federal contractors, or dependent 
children who live with Federal employees or onsite Federal 
contractors.
    ``(B) Each provider of child care services at an individual 
Federal child care center shall maintain 50 percent of the 
enrollment at the center of children described under 
subparagraph (A) as a goal for enrollment at the center.
    ``(C) If enrollment at a center does not meet the 
percentage goal under subparagraph (B), the provider shall 
develop and implement a business plan with the sponsoring 
Federal agency to achieve the goal within a reasonable 
timeframe. Such plan shall be approved by the Administrator of 
General Services based on--
            ``(i) compliance of the plan with standards 
        established by the Administrator; and
            ``(ii) the effect of the plan on achieving the 
        aggregate Federal enrollment percentage goal.
    ``(2) The Administrator of General Services Administration 
may enter into public-private partnerships or contracts with 
nongovernmental entities to increase the capacity, quality, 
affordability, or range of child care and related services and 
may, on a demonstration basis, waive subsection (a)(3) and 
paragraph (1) of this subsection.''.
    (b) Payment of Costs of Training Programs.--Section 
616(b)(3) of such Act (40 U.S.C. 490(b)(3)) is amended to read 
as follows:
    ``(3) If an agency has a child care facility in its space, 
or is a sponsoring agency for a child care facility in other 
Federal or leased space, the agency or the General Services 
Administration may pay accreditation fees, including renewal 
fees, for that center to be accredited. Any agency, department, 
or instrumentality of the United States that provides or 
proposes to provide child care services for children referred 
to in subsection (a)(2), may reimburse any Federal employee or 
any person employed to provide such services for the costs of 
training programs, conferences, and meetings and related 
travel, transportation, and subsistence expenses incurred in 
connection with those activities. Any per diem allowance made 
under this section shall not exceed the rate specified in 
regulations prescribed under section 5707 of title 5, United 
States Code.''.
    (c) Provision of Child Care by Private Entities.--Section 
616(d) of such Act (40 U.S.C. 490b(d)) is amended to read as 
follows:
    ``(d)(1) If a Federal agency has a child care facility in 
its space, or is a sponsoring agency for a child care facility 
in other Federal or leased space, the agency, the child care 
center board of directors, or the General Services 
Administration may enter into an agreement with 1 or more 
private entities under which such private entities would assist 
in defraying the general operating expenses of the child care 
providers including salaries and tuition assistance programs at 
the facility.
    ``(2)(A) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if a 
Federal agency does not have a child care program, or if the 
Administrator of General Services has identified a need for 
child care for Federal employees at an agency providing child 
care services that do not meet the requirements of subsection 
(a), the agency or the Administrator may enter into an 
agreement with a non-Federal, licensed, and accredited child 
care facility, or a planned child care facility that will 
become licensed and accredited, for the provision of child care 
services for children of Federal employees.
    ``(B) Before entering into an agreement, the head of the 
Federal agency shall determine that child care services to be 
provided through the agreement are more cost effectively 
provided through such arrangement than through establishment of 
a Federal child care facility.
    ``(C) The agency may provide any of the services described 
in subsection (b)(3) if, in exchange for such services, the 
facility reserves child care spaces for children referred to in 
subsection (a)(2), as agreed to by the parties. The cost of any 
such services provided by an agency to a child care facility on 
behalf of another agency shall be reimbursed by the receiving 
agency.
    ``(3) This subsection does not apply to residential child 
care programs.''.
    (d) Pilot Projects.--Section 616 of such Act (40 U.S.C. 
490b) is further amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(f)(1) Upon approval of the agency head, an agency may 
conduct a pilot project not otherwise authorized by law for no 
more than 2 years to test innovative approaches to providing 
alternative forms of quality child care assistance for Federal 
employees. An agency head may extend a pilot project for an 
additional 2-year period. Before any pilot project may be 
implemented, a determination shall be made by the agency head 
that initiating the pilot project would be more cost-effective 
than establishing a new child care facility. Costs of any pilot 
project shall be borne solely by the agency conducting the 
pilot project.
    ``(2) The Administrator of General Services shall serve as 
an information clearinghouse for pilot projects initiated by 
other agencies to disseminate information concerning the pilot 
projects to the other agencies.
    ``(3) Within 6 months after completion of the initial 2-
year pilot project period, an agency conducting a pilot project 
under this subsection shall provide for an evaluation of the 
impact of the project on the delivery of child care services to 
Federal employees, and shall submit the results of the 
evaluation to the Administrator of General Services. The 
Administrator shall share the results with other Federal 
agencies.''.
    (e) Background Check.--Section 616 of such Act (40 U.S.C. 
490b) is further amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(g) Each child care center located in a federally owned 
or leased facility shall ensure that each employee of such 
center (including any employee whose employment began before 
the date of enactment of this subsection) shall undergo a 
criminal history background check consistent with section 3 of 
the National Child Protection Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 5119a).''.
    Sec. 705. Requirement to Provide Lactation Support in New 
Federal Child Care Facilities. (a) Definitions.--In this 
section, the terms ``Federal agency'', ``executive facility'', 
and ``legislative facility'' have the meanings given the terms 
in section 702.
    (b) Lactation Support.--The head of each Federal agency 
shall require that each child care facility in an executive 
facility or a legislative facility that is first operated after 
the 1-year period beginning on the date of enactment of this 
Act by the Federal agency, or under a contract or licensing 
agreement with the Federal agency, shall provide reasonable 
accommodations for the needs of breast-fed infants and their 
mothers, including providing a lactation area or a room for 
nursing mothers in part of the operating plan for the facility.

            TITLE VIII--TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS

    Sec. 801. Technical and Clarifying Amendments Relating to 
District of Columbia Retirement Funds. (a) Permitting Other 
Federal Entities to Administer Program.--Section 11003 of the 
Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-761.2) is 
amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by inserting ``, and includes 
        any agreement with a department, agency, or 
        instrumentality of the United States entered into under 
        that section'' after ``the Trustee''; and
            (2) in paragraph (10), by striking ``, partnership, 
        joint venture, corporation, mutual company, joint-stock 
        company, trust, estate, unincorporated organization, 
        association, or employee organization'' and inserting 
        ``; partnership; joint venture; corporation; mutual 
        company; joint-stock company; trust; estate; 
        unincorporated organization; association; employee 
        organization; or department, agency, or instrumentality 
        of the United States'' .
    (b) Permitting Waiver of Recovery of Amounts Paid in 
Error.--Section 11021(3) of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-
763.1(3)) is amended by inserting ``, or waive recoupment or 
recovery of,'' after ``recover''.
    (c) Permitting Use of Trust Fund to Cover Administrative 
Expenses.--Section 11032 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-764.2) 
is amended--
            (1) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
    ``(a) In General.--Amounts in the Trust Fund shall be 
used--
            ``(1) to make Federal benefit payments under this 
        subtitle;
            ``(2) subject to subsection (b)(1), to cover the 
        reasonable and necessary expenses of administering the 
        Trust Fund under the contract entered into pursuant to 
        section 11035(b);
            ``(3) to cover the reasonable and necessary 
        administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary in 
        carrying out the Secretary's responsibilities under 
        this subtitle; and
            ``(4) for such other purposes as are specified in 
        this subtitle.''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(2), by inserting ``(including 
        expenses described in section 11041(b))'' after ``to 
        administer the Trust Fund''.
    (d) Promoting Flexibility in Administration of Program.--
Section 11035 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-764.5) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection 
        (e); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following 
        new subsections:
    ``(c) Subcontracts.--Notwithstanding any provision of a 
District Retirement Program or any other law, rule, or 
regulation, the Trustee may, with the approval of the 
Secretary, enter into one or more subcontracts with the 
District Government or any person to provide services to the 
Trustee in connection with its performance of the contract. The 
Trustee shall monitor the performance of any such subcontract 
and enforce its provisions.
    ``(d) Determination by the Secretary.--Notwithstanding 
subsection (b) or any other provision of this subtitle, the 
Secretary may determine, with respect to any function otherwise 
to be performed by the Trustee, that in the interest of economy 
and efficiency such function shall be performed by the 
Secretary rather than the Trustee.''.
    (e) Process for Reimbursement of District Government for 
Expenses of Interim Administration.--Section 11041 of such Act 
(D.C. Code, sec. 1-765.1) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b), by striking ``The Trustee 
        shall'' and inserting ``The Secretary or the Trustee 
        shall, at such times during or after the period of 
        interim administration described in subsection (a) as 
        are deemed appropriate by the Secretary or the 
        Trustee'';
            (2) in subsection (b)(1), by inserting ``the 
        Secretary or'' after ``if''; and
            (3) in subsection (c), by striking ``the 
        replacement plan adoption date'' and inserting ``such 
        time as the Secretary notifies the District Government 
        that the Secretary has directed the Trustee to carry 
        out the duties and responsibilities required under the 
        contract''.
    (f) Annual Federal Payment Into Federal Supplemental 
Fund.--Section 11053 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-766.3) is 
amended--
            (1) by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
    ``(a) Annual Amortization Amount.--At the end of each 
applicable fiscal year the Secretary shall promptly pay into 
the Federal Supplemental Fund from the General Fund of the 
Treasury an amount equal to the annual amortization amount for 
the year (which may not be less than zero).'';
            (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``freeze date'' 
        and inserting ``effective date of this Act'';
            (3) by redesignating subsections (b) and (c) as 
        subsections (c) and (d); and
            (4) by inserting after subsection (a) the following 
        new subsection:
    ``(b) Administrative Expenses.--During each applicable 
fiscal year, the Secretary shall pay into the Federal 
Supplemental Fund from the General Fund of the Treasury amounts 
not to exceed the covered administrative expenses for the 
year.''.
    (g) Technical Corrections.--(1) Section 11012(c) of such 
Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-752.2(c)) is amended by striking 
``District of Columbia Retirement Board'' and inserting 
``District Government''.
    (2) Section 11033(c)(1) of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-
764.3(c)(1)) is amended by striking ``consisting'' in the first 
place that it appears.
    (3) Section 11052 of such Act (D.C. Code, sec. 1-766.2) is 
amended by inserting ``to'' after ``may be made only''.

SEC. 802. CLARIFYING TREATMENT OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA EMPLOYEES 
                    TRANSFERRED TO FEDERAL RETIREMENT SYSTEMS.

    (a) Eligibility of Nonjudicial Employees of District of 
Columbia Courts for Medicare and Social Security Benefits.--
Section 11246(b) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 
105-33; 111 Stat. 755) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as 
        paragraphs (3) and (4); and
            (2) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following 
        new paragraph:
            ``(2) Conforming Amendments to Internal Revenue 
        Code and Social Security.--(A) Section 3121(b)(7)(C) of 
        the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to the 
        definition of employment for service performed in the 
        employ of the District of Columbia) is amended by 
        inserting `(other than the Federal Employees Retirement 
        System provided in chapter 84 of title 5, United States 
        Code)' after `law of the United States'.
            ``(B) Section 210(a)(7)(D) of the Social Security 
        Act (42 U.S.C. 410(a)(7)(D)) (relating to the 
        definition of employment for service performed in the 
        employ of the District of Columbia), is amended by 
        inserting `(other than the Federal Employees Retirement 
        System provided in chapter 84 of title 5, United States 
        Code)' after `law of the United States'.''.
    (b) Vesting Under Previous District of Columbia Retirement 
Program.--For purposes of vesting pursuant to section 2610(b) 
of the District of Columbia Government Comprehensive Merit 
Personnel Act of 1978 (D.C. Code, sec. 1-627.10(b)), creditable 
service with the District for employees whose participation in 
the District Defined Contribution Plan ceases as a result of 
the implementation of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 shall 
include--
            (1) continuous service performed by nonjudicial 
        employees of the District of Columbia courts after 
        September 30, 1997; and
            (2) service performed for a successor employer, 
        including the Department of Justice or the District of 
        Columbia Offender Supervision, Defender, and Courts 
        Services Agency established under section 11233 of the 
        Balanced Budget Act of 1997, that provides services 
        previously performed by the District government.

SEC. 803. METHODOLOGY FOR DESIGNATING ASSETS OF RETIREMENT FUND

      Section 11033 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (D.C. 
Code, sec. 1-764.3) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new subsection:
    ``(e) Methodology for Designating Assets.--
            ``(1) In general.--In carrying out subsection (b), 
        the Secretary may develop and implement a methodology 
        for designating assets after the replacement plan 
        adoption date that takes into account the value of the 
        District Retirement Fund as of the replacement plan 
        adoption date and the proportion of such value 
        represented by $1.275 billion, together with the income 
        (including returns on investments) earned on the assets 
        of and withdrawals from and deposits to the Fund during 
        the period between such date and the date on which the 
        Secretary designates assets under subsection (b). In 
        implementing a methodology under the previous sentence, 
        the Secretary shall not be required to determine the 
        value of designated assets as of the replacement plan 
        adoption date. Nothing in this paragraph may be deemed 
        to effect the entitlement of the District Retirement 
        Fund to income (including returns on investments) 
        earned after the replacement plan adoption date on 
        assets designated for retention by the Fund.
            ``(2) Employee contributions; judicial retirement 
        and survivors annuity fund.--The Secretary may develop 
        and implement a methodology comparable to the 
        methodology described in paragraph (1) in carrying out 
        the requirements of subsection (c) and in designating 
        assets to be transferred to the District of Columbia 
        Judicial Retirement and Survivors Annuity Fund pursuant 
        to section 124(c)(1) of the District of Columbia 
        Retirement Reform Act (as amended by section 11252).
            ``(3) Discretion of the secretary.--The Secretary's 
        development and implementation of methodologies for 
        designating assets under this subsection shall be final 
        and binding.''.

SEC. 804. TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS RELATING TO JUDICIAL 
                    RETIREMENT PROGRAM.

    (a) Administration of Judicial Retirement and Survivors 
Annuity Fund.--Section 11-1570, District of Columbia Code, as 
amended by section 11251 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, is 
amended as follows:
            (1) In subsection (b)(1)--
                    (A) by striking ``title I of the National 
                Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 
                Improvement Act of 1997'' and inserting 
                ``subtitle A of title XI of the Balanced Budget 
                Act of 1997''; and
                    (B) by inserting after the second sentence 
                the following new sentences: ``Notwithstanding 
                any other provision of District law or any 
                other law, rule, or regulation, any Trustee, 
                contractor, or enrolled actuary selected by the 
                Secretary under this subsection may, with the 
                approval of the Secretary, enter into one or 
                more subcontracts with the District of Columbia 
                government or any person to provide services to 
                such Trustee, contractor, or enrolled actuary 
                in connection with its performance of its 
                agreement with the Secretary. Such Trustee, 
                contractor, or enrolled actuary shall monitor 
                the performance of any subcontract to which it 
                is a party and enforce its provisions.''.
            (2) In subsection (b)(2)--
                    (A) by striking ``chief judges of the 
                District of Columbia Court of Appeals and 
                Superior Court of the District of Columbia'' 
                and inserting ``Secretary'';
                    (B) by striking ``and the Secretary'';
                    (C) by striking ``and appropriations''; and
                    (D) by striking ``and deficiency''.
            (3) By amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
    ``(c)(1) Amounts in the Fund are available--
            ``(A) for the payment of judges retirement pay, 
        annuities, refunds, and allowances under this 
        subchapter;
                    ``(B) to cover the reasonable and necessary 
                expenses of administering the Fund under any 
                agreement entered into with a Trustee, 
                contractor, or enrolled actuary under 
                subsection (b)(1), including any agreement with 
                a department, agency or instrumentality of the 
                United States; and
                    ``(C) to cover the reasonable and necessary 
                administrative expenses incurred by the 
                Secretary in carrying out the Secretary's 
                responsibilities under this subchapter.
    ``(2) Notwithstanding any other provision of District law 
or any other law, rule, or regulation--
            ``(A) the Secretary may review benefit 
        determinations under this subchapter made prior to the 
        date of the enactment of the Balanced Budget Act of 
        1997, and shall make initial benefit determinations 
        after such date; and
            ``(B) the Secretary may recoup or recover, or waive 
        recoupment or recovery of, any amounts paid under this 
        subchapter as a result of errors or omissions by any 
        person.''.
            (4) In subsection (d)(1)--
                    (A) by striking ``Subject to the 
                availability of appropriations, there shall be 
                deposited into the Fund'' and inserting ``The 
                Secretary shall pay into the Fund from the 
                General Fund of the Treasury''; and
                    (B) by striking ``(beginning with the first 
                fiscal year which ends more than 6 months after 
                the replacement plan adoption date described in 
                section 103(13) of the National Capital 
                Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement 
                Act of 1997)''.
            (5) In subsection (d)(2)(A)--
                    (A) by striking ``June 30, 1997'' and 
                inserting ``September 30, 1997''; and
                    (B) by striking ``net the sum of future 
                normal cost'' and inserting ``net of the sum of 
                the present value of future normal costs''.
            (6) In subsection (d)(3), by striking ``shall be 
        taken from sums available for that fiscal year for the 
        payment of the expenses of the Court, and''.
            (7) By adding at the end the following new 
        subsections:
    ``(h) For purposes of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986--
            ``(1) the Fund shall be treated as a trust 
        described in section 401(a) of the Code that is exempt 
        from taxation under section 501(a) of the Code;
            ``(2) any transfer to or distribution from the Fund 
        shall be treated in the same manner as a transfer to or 
        distribution from a trust described in section 401(a) 
        of the Code; and
            ``(3) the benefits provided by the Fund shall be 
        treated as benefits provided under a governmental plan 
        maintained by the District of Columbia.
    ``(i) For purposes of the Employee Retirement Income 
Security Act of 1974, the benefits provided by the Fund shall 
be treated as benefits provided under a governmental plan 
maintained by the District of Columbia.
    ``(j) To the extent that any provision of subpart A of part 
I of subchapter D of the chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 (26 U.S.C. 401 et seq.) is amended after the date of 
the enactment of this subsection, such provision as amended 
shall apply to the Fund only to the extent the Secretary 
determines that application of the provision as amended is 
consistent with the administration of this subchapter.
    ``(k) Federal obligations for benefits under this 
subchapter are backed by the full faith and credit of the 
United States.''.
    (b) Regulatory Authority of Secretary.--Section 11251 of 
the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33; 111 Stat. 
756) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection 
        (c);
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following 
        new subsection:
    ``(b) Regulations; Effect on Reform Act.--Title 11, 
District of Columbia Code, is amended by adding the following 
new section:

`Sec. 11-1572. Regulations; effect on Reform Act.

    `(a) The Secretary is authorized to issue regulations to 
implement, interpret, administer and carry out the purposes of 
this subchapter, and, in the Secretary's discretion, those 
regulations may have retroactive effect, except that nothing in 
this subsection may be construed to permit the Secretary to 
issue any regulation to retroactively reduce or eliminate the 
benefits to which any individual is entitled under this 
subchapter.
    `(b) This subchapter supersedes any provision of the 
District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act (Public Law 96-122) 
inconsistent with this subchapter and the regulations 
thereunder.'.''; and
            (3) by amending subsection (c) (as so redesignated) 
        to read as follows:
    ``(c) Clerical Amendments.--
            ``(1) The table of sections for subchapter III of 
        chapter 15 of title 11, District of Columbia Code, is 
        amended by amending the item relating to section 11-
        1570 to read as follows:

`11-1570. The District of Columbia Judicial Retirement and Survivors 
          Annuity Fund.'.

            ``(2) The table of sections for subchapter III of 
        chapter 15 of title 11, District of Columbia Code, is 
        amended by adding at the end the following new item:

`11-1572. Regulations; effect on Reform Act.'.''.

    (c) Termination of Previous Fund and Program.--Section 124 
of the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act (D.C. Code, 
sec. 1-714), as amended by section 11252(a) of the Balanced 
Budget Act of 1997, is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``(except as 
        provided in section 11-1570, District of Columbia 
        Code)'' after ``the following'';
            (2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking ``title I of 
        the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government 
        Improvement Act of 1997'' and inserting ``subtitle A of 
        title XI of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997''; and
            (3) in subsection (c)(2)--
                    (A) by striking ``(2) The'' and inserting 
                ``(2) In accordance with the direction of the 
                Secretary, the'';
                    (B) by striking ``in the Treasury'' and 
                inserting ``at the Board''; and
                    (C) by striking ``appropriated'' and 
                inserting ``used''.
    (d) Administration of Retirement Funds.--Section 11252 of 
the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection 
        (c);
            (2) by inserting after subsection (a) the following 
        new subsection:
    ``(b) Transition from District of Columbia 
Administration.--Sections 11023, 11032(b)(2), 11033(d), and 
11041 shall apply to the administration of the District of 
Columbia Judges Retirement Fund established under section 124 
of the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act (D.C. Code, 
sec. 1-714), the District of Columbia Judicial Retirement and 
Survivors Annuity Fund established under section 11-1570, 
District of Columbia Code, and the retirement program for 
judges under subchapter III of chapter 15 of title 11, District 
of Columbia Code, except as follows:
            ``(1) In applying each such section--
                    ``(A) any reference to this subtitle shall 
                instead refer to subchapter III of chapter 15 
                of title 11, District of Columbia Code;
                    ``(B) any reference to the District 
                Retirement Program shall be deemed to include 
                the retirement program for judges under 
                subchapter III of chapter 15 of title 11, 
                District of Columbia Code;
                    ``(C) any reference to the District 
                Retirement Fund shall be deemed to include the 
                District of Columbia Judges Retirement Fund 
                established under section 124 of the District 
                of Columbia Retirement Reform Act;
                    ``(D) any reference to Federal benefit 
                payments shall be deemed to include judges 
                retirement pay, annuities, refunds and 
                allowances under subchapter III of chapter 15 
                of title 11, District of Columbia Code;
                    ``(E) any reference to the Trust Fund shall 
                instead refer to the District of Columbia 
                Judicial Retirement and Survivors Annuity Fund 
                established under section 11-1570, District of 
                Columbia Code;
                    ``(F) any reference to section 11033 shall 
                instead refer to section 124 of the District of 
                Columbia Retirement Reform Act, as amended by 
                section 11252; and
                    ``(G) any reference to chapter 2 shall 
                instead refer to section 11-1570, District of 
                Columbia Code.
            ``(2) In applying section 11023--
                    ``(A) any reference to the contract shall 
                instead refer to the agreement referred to in 
                section 11-1570(b), District of Columbia Code; 
                and
                    ``(B) any reference to the Trustee shall 
                instead refer to the Trustee or contractor 
                referred to in section 11-1570(b), District of 
                Columbia Code.
            ``(3) In applying section 11033(d)--
                    ``(A) any reference to this section shall 
                instead refer to section 124 of the District of 
                Columbia Retirement Reform Act, as amended by 
                section 11252; and
                    ``(B) any reference to the Trustee shall 
                instead refer to the Secretary or the Trustee 
                or contractor referred to in section 11-
                1570(b), District of Columbia Code.
            ``(4) In applying section 11041(b), any reference 
        to the Trustee shall instead refer to the Trustee or 
        contractor referred to in section 11-1570(b), District 
        of Columbia Code.''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following new 
        subsection:
    ``(d) Effective Date.--The provisions of subsection (c) 
shall take effect on the date on which the assets of the 
District of Columbia Judges Retirement Fund are transferred to 
the District of Columbia Judicial Retirement and Survivors 
Annuity Fund.''.
    (e) Miscellaneous Technical and Clerical Amendments.--(1) 
Sections 11-1568(d) and 11-1569, District of Columbia Code, are 
each amended by striking ``Mayor'' each place it appears and 
inserting ``Secretary of the Treasury''.
    (2) Section 11-1568.2, District of Columbia Code, is 
amended by striking ``Mayor of the District of Columbia'' each 
place it appears and inserting ``Secretary of the Treasury''.
    (3) Section 121(b)(1)(A) of the District of Columbia 
Retirement Reform Act (DC Code, sec. 1-711(b)(1)(A)), as 
amended by section 11252(c)(1) of the Balanced Budget Act of 
1997 (as redesignated by subsection (d)(1)), is amended in the 
matter preceding clause (i), by striking ``11'' and inserting 
``12''.
    (4) Section 11-1561(4), District of Columbia Code, as 
amended by section 11253(b) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, 
is amended by striking ``sections'' and inserting ``section''.
    (5) Section 11253(c) of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 
(Public Law 105-33; 111 Stat. 759) is amended to read as 
follows:
    ``(c) Treatment of Federal Service of Judges.--Section 11-
1564, District of Columbia Code, is amended--
            ``(1) in subsection (d)(2)(A), by striking `section 
        1-1814)' and inserting `section 1-714) or the District 
        of Columbia Judicial Retirement and Survivors Annuity 
        Fund (established by section 11-1570)'; and
            ``(2) in subsection (d)(4), by striking `Judges 
        Retirement Fund established by section 124(a) of the 
        District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act' and 
        inserting `Judicial Retirement and Survivors Annuity 
        Fund under section 11-1570'.''.
    (6) Section 11253 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 
(Public Law 105-33; 111 Stat. 759) is amended by adding at the 
end the following new subsection:
    ``(d) Redeposits to Fund.--Section 11-1568.1(4)(A), 
District of Columbia Code, is amended by striking `Judges 
Retirement Fund' and inserting `Judicial Retirement and 
Survivors Annuity Fund'.''.
    (f) Effective Date.--The amendments made by subsections 
(a)(2), (a)(4), and (a)(6) shall take effect October 1, 1998.

SEC. 805. EFFECTIVE DATE.

      Except as otherwise specifically provided, this title and 
the amendments made by this title shall take effect as if 
included in the enactment of title XI of the Balanced Budget 
Act of 1997.

       TITLE IX--HAITIAN REFUGEE IMMIGRATION FAIRNESS ACT OF 1998

    Sec. 901. Short Title. This title may be cited as the 
``Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998''.
    Sec. 902. Adjustment of Status of Certain Haitian 
Nationals. (a) Adjustment of Status.--
            (1) In general.--The status of any alien described 
        in subsection (b) shall be adjusted by the Attorney 
        General to that of an alien lawfully admitted for 
        permanent residence, if the alien--
                    (A) applies for such adjustment before 
                April 1, 2000; and
                    (B) is otherwise admissible to the United 
                States for permanent residence, except that, in 
                determining such admissibility, the grounds for 
                inadmissibility specified in paragraphs (4), 
                (5), (6)(A), (7)(A), and (9)(B) of section 
                212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
                shall not apply.
            (2) Relationship of application to certain 
        orders.--An alien present in the United States who has 
        been ordered excluded, deported, removed, or ordered to 
        depart voluntarily from the United States under any 
        provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act may, 
        notwithstanding such order, apply for adjustment of 
        status under paragraph (1). Such an alien may not be 
        required, as a condition on submitting or granting such 
        application, to file a separate motion to reopen, 
        reconsider, or vacate such order. If the Attorney 
        General grants the application, the Attorney General 
        shall cancel the order. If the Attorney General makes a 
        final decision to deny the application, the order shall 
        be effective and enforceable to the same extent as if 
        the application had not been made.
    (b) Aliens Eligible for Adjustment of Status.--The benefits 
provided by subsection (a) shall apply to any alien who is a 
national of Haiti who--
            (1) was present in the United States on December 
        31, 1995, who--
                    (A) filed for asylum before December 31, 
                1995,
                    (B) was paroled into the United States 
                prior to December 31, 1995, after having been 
                identified as having a credible fear of 
                persecution, or paroled for emergent reasons or 
                reasons deemed strictly in the public interest, 
                or
                    (C) was a child (as defined in the text 
                above subparagraph (A) of section 101(b)(1) of 
                the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
                1101(b)(1)) at the time of arrival in the 
                United States and on December 31, 1995, and 
                who--
                            (i) arrived in the United States 
                        without parents in the United States 
                        and has remained without parents in the 
                        United States since such arrival,
                            (ii) became orphaned subsequent to 
                        arrival in the United States, or
                            (iii) was abandoned by parents or 
                        guardians prior to April 1, 1998 and 
                        has remained abandoned since such 
                        abandonment; and
            (2) has been physically present in the United 
        States for a continuous period beginning not later than 
        December 31, 1995, and ending not earlier than the date 
        the application for such adjustment is filed, except 
        that an alien shall not be considered to have failed to 
        maintain continuous physical presence by reason of an 
        absence, or absences, from the United States for any 
        period or periods amounting in the aggregate to not 
        more than 180 days.
    (c) Stay of Removal.--
            (1) In general.--The Attorney General shall provide 
        by regulation for an alien who is subject to a final 
        order of deportation or removal or exclusion to seek a 
        stay of such order based on the filing of an 
        application under subsection (a).
            (2) During certain proceedings.--Notwithstanding 
        any provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 
        the Attorney General shall not order any alien to be 
        removed from the United States, ifthe alien is in 
exclusion, deportation, or removal proceedings under any provision of 
such Act and has applied for adjustment of status under subsection (a), 
except where the Attorney General has made a final determination to 
deny the application.
            (3) Work authorization.--The Attorney General may 
        authorize an alien who has applied for adjustment of 
        status under subsection (a) to engage in employment in 
        the United States during the pendency of such 
        application and may provide the alien with an 
        ``employment authorized'' endorsement or other 
        appropriate document signifying authorization of 
        employment, except that if such application is pending 
        for a period exceeding 180 days, and has not been 
        denied, the Attorney General shall authorize such 
        employment.
    (d) Adjustment of Status for Spouses and Children.--
            (1) In general.--The status of an alien shall be 
        adjusted by the Attorney General to that of an alien 
        lawfully admitted for permanent residence, if--
                    (A) the alien is a national of Haiti;
                    (B) the alien is the spouse, child, or 
                unmarried son or daughter, of an alien whose 
                status is adjusted to that of an alien lawfully 
                admitted for permanent residence under 
                subsection (a), except that, in the case of 
                such an unmarried son or daughter, the son or 
                daughter shall be required to establish that he 
                or she has been physically present in the 
                United States for a continuous period beginning 
                not later than December 31, 1995, and ending 
                not earlier than the date the application for 
                such adjustment is filed;
                    (C) the alien applies for such adjustment 
                and is physically present in the United States 
                on the date the application is filed; and
                    (D) the alien is otherwise admissible to 
                the United States for permanent residence, 
                except that, in determining such admissibility, 
                the grounds for inadmissibility specified in 
                paragraphs (4), (5), (6)(A), (7)(A), and (9)(B) 
                of section 212(a) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act shall not apply.
            (2) Proof of continuous presence.--For purposes of 
        establishing the period of continuous physical presence 
        referred to in paragraph (1)(B), an alien shall not be 
        considered to have failed to maintain continuous 
        physical presence by reason of an absence, or absences, 
        from the United States for any period or periods 
        amounting in the aggregate to not more than 180 days.
    (e) Availability of Administrative Review.--The Attorney 
General shall provide to applicants for adjustment of status 
under subsection (a) the same right to, and procedures for, 
administrative review as are provided to--
            (1) applicants for adjustment of status under 
        section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act; or
            (2) aliens subject to removal proceedings under 
        section 240 of such Act.
    (f) Limitation on Judicial Review.--A determination by the 
Attorney General as to whether the status of any alien should 
be adjusted under this section is final and shall not be 
subject to review by any court.
    (g) No Offset in Number of Visas Available.--When an alien 
is granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for 
permanent resident pursuant to this section, the Secretary of 
State shall not be required to reduce the number of immigrant 
visas authorized to be issued under any provision of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act.
    (h) Application of Immigration and Nationality Act 
Provisions.--Except as otherwise specifically provided in this 
title, the definitions contained in the Immigration and 
Nationality Act shall apply in the administration of this 
section. Nothing contained in this title shall be held to 
repeal, amend, alter, modify, effect, or restrict the powers, 
duties, functions, or authority of the Attorney General in the 
administration and enforcement of such Act or any other law 
relating to immigration, nationality, or naturalization. The 
fact that an alien may be eligible to be granted the status of 
having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence under 
this section shall not preclude the alien from seeking such 
status under any other provision of law for which the alien may 
be eligible.
    (i) Adjustment of Status Has No Effect On Eligibility For 
Welfare and Public Benefits.--No alien whose status has been 
adjusted in accordance with this section and who was not a 
qualified alien on the date of enactment of this Act may, 
solely on the basis of such adjusted status, be considered to 
be a qualified alien under section 431(b) of the Personal 
Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 
(8 U.S.C. 1641(b)), as amended by section 5302 of the Balanced 
Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33; 111 Stat. 598), for 
purposes of determining the alien's eligibility for 
supplemental security income benefits under title XVI of the 
Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) or 
medicalassistance under title XIX of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1396 et seq.).
    (j) Period of Applicability.--Subsection (i) shall not 
apply after October 1, 2003.
    Sec. 903. Collection of Data on Detained Asylum Seekers. 
(a) In General.--The Attorney General shall regularly collect 
data on a nation-wide basis with respect to asylum seekers in 
detention in the United States, including the following 
information:
            (1) The number of detainees.
            (2) An identification of the countries of origin of 
        the detainees.
            (3) The percentage of each gender within the total 
        number of detainees.
            (4) The number of detainees listed by each year of 
        age of the detainees.
            (5) The location of each detainee by detention 
        facility.
            (6) With respect to each facility where detainees 
        are held, whether the facility is also used to detain 
        criminals and whether any of the detainees are held in 
        the same cells as criminals.
            (7) The number and frequency of the transfers of 
        detainees between detention facilities.
            (8) The average length of detention and the number 
        of detainees by category of the length of detention.
            (9) The rate of release from detention of detainees 
        for each district of the Immigration and Naturalization 
        Service.
            (10) A description of the disposition of cases.
    (b) Annual Reports.--Beginning October 1, 1999, and not 
later than October 1 of each year thereafter, the Attorney 
General shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of each 
House of Congress a report setting forth the data collected 
under subsection (a) for the fiscal year ending September 30 of 
that year.
    (c) Availability to Public.--Copies of the data collected 
under subsection (a) shall be made available to members of the 
public upon request pursuant to such regulations as the 
Attorney General shall prescribe.
    Sec. 904. Collection of Data on Other Detained Aliens. (a) 
In General.--The Attorney General shall regularly collect data 
on a nationwide basis on aliens being detained in the United 
States by the Immigration and Naturalization Service other than 
the aliens described in section 903, including the following 
information:
            (1) The number of detainees who are criminal aliens 
        and the number of detainees who are noncriminal aliens 
        who are not seeking asylum.
            (2) An identification of the ages, gender, and 
        countries of origin of detainees within each category 
        described in paragraph (1).
            (3) The types of facilities, whether facilities of 
        the Immigration and Naturalization Service or other 
        Federal, State, or local facilities, in which each of 
        the categories of detainees described in paragraph (1) 
        are held.
    (b) Length of Detention, Transfers, and Dispositions.--With 
respect to detainees who are criminal aliens and detainees who 
are noncriminal aliens who are not seeking asylum, the Attorney 
General shall also collect data concerning--
            (1) the number and frequency of transfers between 
        detention facilities for each category of detainee;
            (2) the average length of detention of each 
        category of detainee;
            (3) for each category of detainee, the number of 
        detainees who have been detained for the same length of 
        time, in 3-month increments;
            (4) for each category of detainee, the rate of 
        release from detention for each district of the 
        Immigration and Naturalization Service; and
            (5) for each category of detainee, the disposition 
        of detention, including whether detention ended due to 
        deportation, release on parole, or any other release.
    (c) Criminal Aliens.--With respect to criminal aliens, the 
Attorney General shall also collect data concerning--
            (1) the number of criminal aliens apprehended under 
        the immigration laws and not detained by the Attorney 
        General; and
            (2) a list of crimes committed by criminal aliens 
        after the decision was made not to detain them, to the 
        extent this information can be derived by cross-
        checking the list of criminal aliens not detained with 
        other databases accessible to the Attorney General.
    (d) Annual Reports.--Beginning on October 1, 1999, and not 
later than October 1 of each year thereafter, the Attorney 
General shall submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of each 
House of Congress a report setting forth the data collected 
under subsections (a), (b), and (c) for the fiscal year ending 
September 30 of that year.
    (e) Availability to Public.--Copies of the data collected 
under subsections (a), (b), and (c) shall be made available to 
members of the public upon request pursuant to such regulations 
as the Attorney General shall prescribe.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Treasury and General 
Government Appropriations Act, 1999''.
    And the Senate agree to the same.
                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Ernest Istook,
                                   Anne M. Northup,
                                   Bob Livingston,
                                   Joseph McDade
                                           (except for section 656),
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   Carrie P. Meek,
                                   David E. Price,
                                   David R. Obey
                                           (except for section 514 on 
                                               FEC),
                                     Managers on the Part of House.

                                   Ben Nighthorse Campbell,
                                   Richard Shelby,
                                   Lauch Faircloth,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Herb Kohl
                                           (with exception to section 
                                               514),
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski
                                           (with exception to section 
                                               514),
                                   Robert C. Byrd
                                           (with exception to section 
                                               514),
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
                      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. 4104), 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, 1999, 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 and General 
Government Appropriations Act, 1999, incorporates some of the 
language and allocations set forth in House Report 105-592 and 
Senate Report 105-251. 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 
Appropriations. 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 reprogramming guidelines 
included in House Report 105-592. Those guidelines shall be 
complied with by all agencies funded by the Treasury and 
General Government Appropriations Act, 1999:
            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 
        of 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 conference agreement appropriates $123,151,000 for 
Departmental Offices instead of $122,889,000 as proposed by the 
House and $120,671,000 as proposed by the Senate. The amount 
appropriated includes: $3,704,000 for mandatory cost increases; 
an additional $470,000 for the Office of Tax Policy; an 
additional $255,000 for the Office of Economic Policy; an 
additional $499,000 for International Affairs Policies and 
Programs; an additional $801,000 for Enforcement Policies and 
Programs; an additional $866,000 for the Office of Foreign 
Assets Control; an additional $239,000 for Fiscal and Financial 
Policies and Programs; and an additional $300,000 for Treasury-
wide management policies and practices. The conferees are aware 
that additional funds in the amount of $1,238,000 are required 
in fiscal year 1999 for Year 2000 compliance. The conference 
agreement also includes funding to allow the Department to 
provide no more than $500,000 in contract awards to the 
National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade as proposed 
by the House.
      The conferees have agreed to provide an additional 
$1,200,000 within this account for the Under Secretary of 
Enforcement to continue the operations of the Office of 
Professional Responsibility, should he so desire, as proposed 
by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes language which provides 
that the Office of Foreign Assets Control shall be funded at no 
less than $6,560,800 as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$5,517,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees have 
included language authorizing the Department to charge both 
direct and indirect costs to the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control in the implementation of this floor.
      The Senate bill included language in this and a number of 
other accounts which provides that funds appropriated in this 
Act may be used for Year 2000 computer conversion costs pending 
the availability of funding for that purpose in a separate 
appropriation. The conferees have deleted that language in each 
instance in which it occurs and have instead included a new 
general provision (Section 513) to permit the use of funds 
provided in this Act to initiate or continue projects or 
activities to the extent necessary to achieve Year 2000 
computer conversion until such time as supplemental 
appropriations are provided for those activities.
      The conference agreement deletes language proposed by the 
House which provides compensation for losses incurred due to 
the denial of entry into the United States of certain firearms. 
The conferees have included language in Title VI (Section 646) 
of the bill to provide for this relief through the use of the 
Judgement Fund, as proposed by the Senate.

                   treasury law enforcement vehicles

      No later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, the 
Department shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations 
directives to implement the management of law enforcement 
vehicle usage in the Department. These directives shall 
include: development of a Department-wide vehicle management 
system to ensure adequate oversight of vehicle usage; standards 
and procedures for full compliance with home-to-work 
regulations on vehicle use; verifiable determination that 
vehicle use throughout the Department is in support of law 
enforcement purposes only; and implementation of a log tracking 
system by activity and specific use of law enforcement 
vehicles.

                    under secretary for enforcement

      The conferees direct the Department of the Treasury to 
submit, with its fiscal year 2000 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 no separate funding for 
the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) in fiscal year 
1999 as proposed by the Senate, but instead have provided 
adequate funding within the Departmental Offices appropriations 
for the Under Secretary for Enforcement to continue the work of 
this office should he so desire. The conferees expect that the 
Department also will use approximately $350,000 in 
reprogramming authority, the anticipated share of the 
unobligated balance of funds at the end of fiscal year 1998, to 
augment this appropriation.
      In fiscal year 1998, the Under Secretary for Enforcement 
was charged with tasking OPR to conduct a comprehensive review 
of integrity issues and other matters related to the potential 
vulnerability of the United States 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. The 
conferees expect that this work will continue, and that it will 
be in conjunction with related efforts funded through the 
Customs Integrity Awareness Program.

                         Automation Enhancement

      The conferees agree to provide $28,690,000 for Automation 
Enhancement instead of $31,190,000 as proposed by the House and 
$28,990,000 as proposed by the Senate. The amount provided 
shall be transferred as follows:
      Customs Service.--$8,000,000 for the Automated Commercial 
Environment.
      Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.--$3,700,000 for 
a human resources system re-engineering pilot program.
      Departmental Offices.--$16,990,000, of which $5,400,000 
is for the International Trade Data System, of which $6,577,000 
is for Department-wide human resources re-engineering program 
management and implementation, of which $3,813,000 is for 
Departmental Offices productivity enhancement, of which 
$1,000,000 is for the Treasury Vehicle Management System, and 
of which $200,000 is for Department-wide implementation of the 
Treasury Information System Architecture Framework.
      The conferees agree that the funds provided shall remain 
available until September 30, 2000, as proposed by the House 
rather than remain available until expended as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds in the 
amount of $2,762,000 are required in fiscal year 1999 for Year 
2000 compliance.

                    AUTOMATED COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT

      The conferees agree to provide $8,000,000 for the Customs 
Service ACE project, with the proviso that $6,000,000 shall not 
be available for obligation until the Treasury's Chief 
Information Officer, through the Treasury Investment Review 
Board, concurs on the plan and milestone schedule for the 
deployment of the system. Furthermore, $6,000,000 shall not be 
obligated until the Commissioner of Customs provides to the 
Committees on Appropriations an Enterprise Information Systems 
Architecture (EISA) for Customs that covers all Customs' areas 
of business--not just trade compliance. For the EISA to be 
acceptable, it must comply with the Treasury Information 
Systems Architecture Framework, include measures to enforce 
compliance, and be approved by the Treasury Investment Review 
Board.
      The conferees are pleased with the efforts made by the 
Treasury Department to exercise some management responsibility 
for the ACE project, which represents an enormous information 
technology investment for the Department and Customs. Clear 
benefits are already being seen in the quality of analysis 
applied to investment decisions, and coordination with other 
information technology projects such as the International Trade 
Data System (ITDS). The conferees support the continued 
exercise of strong oversight by the Treasury Department over 
this project.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

      The conferees agree to provide $24,000,000 as proposed by 
the House instead of $23,670,000 as proposed by the Senate. In 
addition, the conferees agree that the funds shall be available 
with no earmark for the GATEWAY program, as had been proposed 
by the Senate.

                        TREASURY FORFEITURE FUND

      The conferees expect that the super surplus for the 
Treasury Forfeiture Fund will continue to be large in fiscal 
year 1999, and direct the Department to provide the Committees 
its plan for intended use of these resources in a timely 
fashion, as well as in its presentation of the fiscal year 2000 
budget request.
      The conferees support the use of the super surplus to 
further advance Treasury Department law enforcement programs, 
and acknowledge the Department's plan to use its surplus for a 
variety of activities. The conferees direct the Department to 
use $11,012,000 as follows: $5,512,000 for the construction of 
a P-3 hangar in Corpus Christi, Texas, for the United States 
Customs Service; $4,000,000 for the CEASEFIRE/IBIS program, and 
$1,500,000 for the Global Transpark Customs Information 
Project. The conferees also agree that super surplus funds may 
be used for replacement of law enforcement vehicles, instead of 
the prohibition proposed by the Senate.

                    Violent Crime Reduction Programs

      The conferees agree to provide $132,000,000 as proposed 
by the House and Senate. This amount is to be used as follows:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:
    GREAT administration/training.......................      $3,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
GREAT Program Grants....................................      13,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Customs Service:
    Narcotics detection technology......................      54,000,000
    Passenger processing initiative.....................       9,500,000
    Canopy construction.................................         972,000
    Child pornography investigation.....................       1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Customs Service.........................      65,472,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Secret Service:
    Counterfeiting investigations.......................       5,000,000
    Forensic technology and assistance..................       2,000,000
    NCMEC assistance....................................       1,196,000
    2000 campaign protection............................       7,732,000
    Vehicle replacement.................................       6,700,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, Secret Service..........................      22,628,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network:
    Cyberpayment studies................................         800,000
    Suspicious Activity Report analysis.................         300,000
    Support for State & local GATEWAY...................         200,000
    Money laundering regulations........................         100,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, FinCEN..................................       1,400,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement..................      24,000,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Office of National Drug Control Policy:
    Model State Drug Law Conferences....................       1,000,000
    High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas...............       1,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal, ONDCP...................................       2,500,000

                Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

      The conferees agree to provide $3,000,000 to ATF for the 
management of the GREAT program as proposed by the House rather 
than in the ATF Salaries and Expenses appropriation as proposed 
by the Senate. The funding proposed by the Senate for 
laboratory and investigative support is funded under ATF's 
Salaries and Expenses appropriation.

                 GANG RESISTANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

      The conferees agree to provide $13,000,000 to ATF, 
instead of $10,000,000 as proposed by the House and $13,239,000 
as proposed by the Senate for grants to local law enforcement 
organizations for the Gang Resistance Education and Training 
(GREAT) program. The GREAT program has been enthusiastically 
endorsed by communities in Colorado, North Carolina and 
Wisconsin. The conferees direct that qualified law enforcement 
and prevention organizations from these areas be funded under 
GREAT.
      The conferees are aware of concerns about the lack of a 
long-term evaluation of the impact of this program. Therefore, 
the conferees urge ATF to contract with the National Academy of 
Sciences, Committee on Law and Justice, to conduct an 
independent evaluation of the GREAT program.

                            Customs Service

      The conferees agree to provide $65,472,000, instead of 
$66,472,000 as proposed by the House and $54,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within these funds, the conferees 
include $54,000,000 for narcotics detection technology, 
$9,500,000 for passenger processing, $972,000 for canopy 
construction, and $1,000,000 for additional technologies 
associated with the child pornography cyber-smuggling 
initiative. The conferees agree that $2,400,000 of the Customs 
Salaries and Expenses account should be used for the cyber-
smuggling initiative, as proposed by the Senate.

                             Secret Service

      The conferees agree to provide $22,628,000, instead of 
$14,528,000 as proposed by the House and $15,403,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Within these funds, the conferees 
include $5,000,000 for counterfeiting investigations, 
$7,732,000 for campaign protection activities, $6,700,000 for 
vehicle replacement, and $3,196,000 for forensic and related 
support of investigations of missing and exploited children. Of 
the amounts provided for missing and exploited children, the 
conferees agree to provide $1,196,000 for the continued 
operations of the Child Exploitation Unit at the National 
Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

                  FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK

      The conferees agree to provide $1,400,000 for FinCEN as 
proposed by the Senate, instead of no funding as proposed by 
the House. Within these funds, the conferees include $800,000 
for cyberpayment studies; $300,000 for Suspicious Activity 
Report analysis; $200,000 for training and support for State 
and local GATEWAY participation; and $100,000 for money 
laundering regulations.

                FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER

      The conferees agree to provide no VCRTF funding for FLETC 
as proposed by the House, instead of $1,158,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. The affected programs--rural law enforcement 
training and equipment replacement--are funded in FLETC's 
Salaries and Expenses appropriation.

                 INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT

      The conferees agree to provide $24,000,000 for ICDE as 
proposed by the House, instead of $45,000,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. An additional $51,900,000 is provided in the 
Interagency Law Enforcement account. The total of $75,900,000 
fully funds the President's request.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy

      The conferees agree to provide $2,500,000 for ONDCP, 
instead of $14,000,000 as proposed by the House and no funding 
as proposed by the Senate. $1,000,000 of this funding would 
cover the costs of continuing support for Model State Drug Law 
Conferences, as proposed by the House. $13,000,000 proposed by 
the House for continued funding for the technology transfer 
program run by the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center 
will instead be funded in the ONDCP Salaries and Expenses 
account, as proposed by the Senate.

                 HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS

      The conferees agree to provide $1,500,000 in additional 
funding for the Milwaukee, Wisconsin HIDTA.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $71,923,000 as proposed by 
the House instead of $66,251,000 as proposed by the Senate, 
including up to $13,843,000 to be used for materials and 
support costs. The conferees agree to language proposed by the 
Senate to permit funding for travel expenses of non-Federal 
personnel to attend course development meetings and training 
sponsored by the Center. The conferees also agree to maintain 
existing statutory language affecting the authority to provide 
funding for student athletics and student interns, as proposed 
by the Senate.

                             GREAT TRAINING

      The conferees agree to include new language, as proposed 
by the Senate, to authorize the Center to provide training for 
the Gang Resistance Education and Training program to Federal 
and non-Federal personnel at any facility in partnership with 
ATF.

                       FIREARMS TRAINING SYSTEMS

      The conferees direct the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center, in consultation with their interested client law 
enforcement agencies, to examine and evaluate all available 
firearms training technologies for systems providing the 
greatest cost effective multi-application benefit for firearms 
training of law enforcement personnel. The conferees are aware 
of current technologies, such as the BEAMHIT targeting system 
and plastic cased ammunition, which appear to offer cost 
benefits and systems flexibility for multiple training 
activities and greater sensitivity for environmental 
protection.

     Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related Expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $34,760,000, instead of 
$28,360,000 as proposed by the House and $15,360,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This amount includes $6,400,000 for 
construction of new facilities at Artesia, New Mexico, required 
to meet the Center's basic training requirements.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement

                 Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement

      The conferees agree to provide $51,900,000 for ICDE as 
proposed by the House. An additional $24,000,000 is provided in 
the Violent Crime Reduction Programs account. The total of 
$75,900,000 fully funds the President's request.

                      Financial Management Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement appropriates $196,490,000 for 
the Financial Management Service (FMS) as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $198,510,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conferees have agreed with the proposal of the Senate 
on the funding level for the FMS, which reflects a reduction of 
$6,000,000 for Year 2000 conversion costs which will be 
available for FMS from a separate appropriation. The conferees 
received conflicting information from the Department of the 
Treasury about what the FMS's needs are for this purpose. 
Therefore, the conferees have assumed the higher number. The 
conferees understand and fully appreciate the need for FMS 
equipment to be Year 2000 compliant and note that the 
Department does have authority to transfer funding to FMS from 
other accounts within the Department under Section 114 of this 
Act should that become necessary.
      The conference agreement deletes language proposed by the 
Senate delaying the availability of $4,500,000 for postage 
costs until September 30, 1999, and language proposed by the 
Senate stating that funds shall continue to be provided to the 
United States Postal Service for postage due.

                  DEBT COLLECTION IMPROVEMENT ACCOUNT

      The conferees have agreed to delete funding for the Debt 
Collection Improvement Account proposed by the Senate. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.

                         FEDERAL FINANCING BANK

      The conference agreement provides $3,317,960,000 for the 
liquidation of debts by the Federal Financing Bank instead of 
$3,317,690,000 as proposed by the Senate. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.

                Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $541,574,000, instead of 
$530,624,000 as proposed by the House and $529,489,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This includes $2,000,000 for the 
Violent Crime Coordinators program and $4,500,000 for expansion 
of the National Tracing Center, as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees agree that $2,206,000 of this funding will not be 
available for obligation until September 30, 1999, as proposed 
by the House.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds in the 
amount of $5,000,000 are required in fiscal year 1999 for Year 
2000 compliance.
      The conferees agree to increase the limit for purchase of 
police-type vehicles to 812, as proposed by the House. The 
conferees direct the Under Secretary for Enforcement to 
exercise strong oversight with regard to any additional 
purchases in keeping with Department-wide efforts (addressed 
under Departmental Offices, above) to manage the use, 
allocation and acquisition of law enforcement vehicles. While 
neither the House nor Senate provided funding for this purpose, 
the conferees agree to provide $3,700,000 for vehicle 
replacement as the Administration had requested.
      The conferees agree to authorize up to $15,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses, instead of 
$20,000 as proposed by the House and $12,500 proposed by the 
Senate.
      The conferees agree to retain the limitation of 
$1,000,000 in authority to fund the equipping of vessels, 
vehicles or aircraft available for official use by a State or 
local law enforcement agency for use in joint law enforcement 
operations with ATF and for the payment of overtime salaries, 
travel, fuel and other costs for State and local law 
enforcement personnel, including sworn officers and support 
personnel, as proposed by the House. The conferees note that, 
while this maintains a limitation, unlike the Senate proposal, 
it allows such funding to be used for law enforcement 
operations other than drug-related ones, and clarifies that it 
encompasses support personnel as well as sworn law enforcement 
officers.
      The conferees agree that per diem and/or subsistence 
allowances may be paid to employees for extensive overtime 
required when an employee is assigned to a National Response 
Team during the investigation of a bombing or arson incident, 
as proposed by the Senate, rather than simply for a major 
investigative assignment, as proposed by the House.

                YOUTH CRIME GUN INTERDICTION INITIATIVE

      The conferees strongly support ATF's efforts to stop 
illegal trafficking of crime weapons to young people and its 
statistical analysis in ``The Crime Gun Trace Analysis Reports: 
The Illegal Youth Firearms Markets in 17 Communities'', 
published in July 1997. However, the conferees believe that the 
proposed increase in funding must be supported by evidence of a 
significant reduction in youth crime, gun trafficking and 
availability. The conferees would like to see additional 
evidence linking the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative 
(YCGII) to a corresponding decrease in gun trafficking among 
youths and minors. Therefore, the conferees direct ATF to 
report no later than February 1, 1999, on the performance of 
YCGII.
      The conferees further believe that an investment in 
experienced trafficking agents to conduct investigations 
arising out of leads obtained through this regional initiative 
is likely to have a significant impact on the number of 
prosecutions for illegal firearms trafficking. As a result, the 
conferees direct that, of the $27,000,000 to be provided for 
YCGII efforts, $16,000,000 be used to hire 81 experienced 
trafficking agents to expand the YCGII efforts in the 27 pilot 
cities. As part of the expansion, the conferees recommend that 
not less than $2,400,000 be used for the addition of 12 
experienced trafficking agents, including 3 in Milwaukee, 
Wisconsin, to implement a multifaceted regional enforcement 
strategy within the Midwest region. The conferees request that 
ATF give strong consideration to Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and 
Omaha, NE, as it determines new locations for YCGII.

                               CEASEFIRE

      The conferees agree to provide $2,000,000 for continued 
expansion of the CEASEFIRE/IBIS program, and expect that this 
will be used to meet requests for new equipment and related 
installation costs. The conferees also direct the Secretary of 
the Treasury to provide $4,000,000 to ATF from the Treasury 
Forfeiture Fund to allow ATF to provide CEASEFIRE technology to 
eligible State and local law enforcement organizations who have 
requested this equipment.

    COLLECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF FEDERAL FIREARMS LICENSEE RECORDS

      The conferees agree that there does not appear to be a 
written policy regarding the collection and maintenance of 
records on the acquisition and disposition of firearms by 
Federal firearms licensees for use in criminal or civil 
enforcement or firearms trace systems, in particular with 
regard to the length of time such records are kept. Therefore, 
the conferees direct ATF to develop such a written policy and 
provide a copy of that written policy to the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than March 31, 1999. This is in lieu of 
the direction by the House to provide the House Committee with 
a report on efforts to improve its practices within 90 days 
after enactment of this bill.

                         CONTRABAND CIGARETTES

       The conferees direct ATF to continue to fully fund its 
investigations of diversion and trafficking of contraband 
cigarettes, particularly on Indian lands. The conferees are 
pleased to see that recent investigations have borne fruit in a 
number of arrests in Oklahoma and Kansas. The conferees 
understand that the current investigation in Oklahoma and 
Kansas is estimated to cost up to $2,000,000 and that 
nationwide investigation will cost approximately $8,000,000.

                     United States Customs Service

                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees agree to provide $1,642,565,000 instead of 
$1,638,065,000 as proposed by the House and $1,630,273,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. $9,500,000 is delayed for obligation, 
instead of the delays proposed by the House and the Senate.
      The conferees agree to restrict purchase of vehicles to 
550 for replacement only, as proposed by the House, rather than 
985, as proposed by the Senate. The conferees direct the Under 
Secretary for Enforcement to exercise strong oversight over any 
purchases of new vehicles in keeping with Department-wide 
efforts (addressed under Departmental Offices, above) to manage 
the use, allocation and acquisition of law enforcement 
vehicles. The conferees also agree that $500,000 of the 
appropriation should be used to fund expansion of services at 
the Vermont World Trade Office, as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees also agree to increase the limitation on 
representation funding to $40,000, instead of $30,000 as 
proposed by the House and Senate.
      The conferees agree to provide $2,500,000 to remain 
available until expended for the costs of relocation of the New 
Orleans Air Branch from Belle Chase, Louisiana, to Hammond, 
Louisiana.

                  CUSTOMS INTEGRITY AWARENESS PROGRAM

      The conferees agree to provide $6,000,000 to the Customs 
Service, fully funding the new Customs Integrity Awareness 
Program (CIAP), as proposed by the House, instead of $4,200,000 
as proposed by the Senate. The conferees direct the Secretary 
of the Treasury to be fully engaged in CIAP, providing 
necessary oversight and assistance to the Customs Service 
Office of Internal Affairs in order to achieve program goals.

                           CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

      The conferees strongly support Customs leadership in 
stopping the vile traffic in child pornography and are pleased 
with its recent successful takedown of a major international 
pornography organization. To continue this success, the 
conferees agree to set aside $2,400,000 of the Customs 
appropriation to double the staffing and resources for the 
child pornography cyber-smuggling initiative, as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of $2,000,000 proposed by the House to be 
funded through the Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund. In 
addition, the conferees agree to include $1,000,000 in the 
Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund for technology support for 
this initiative.

        CUSTOMS INSPECTION SERVICES FOR INTERNATIONAL AIR CARGO

      The conferees are concerned about the availability of 
Customs Service personnel to provide inspection services for 
airports that are seeing increased traffic or project such 
increases as part of regional development patterns. In many 
locations Customs has been asked to initiate or expand the 
level and availability of such services. The conferees 
understand that decisions to allocate inspection personnel must 
be based on availability of staff and funding, and should also 
be a function of the level of current or expected traffic, as 
well as concerns about enforcing trade laws and countering 
smuggling threats. At the same time, the conferees recognize 
that some airports, such as Dulles International Airport, Miami 
International Airport, and Fort Lauderdale International 
Airport, are experiencing growth and may have good cases for 
initiating or increasing cargo traffic operations, which are 
dependent on the availability of specific Customs inspection 
services. The conferees therefore urge the Customs Service, as 
it undertakes to establish a comprehensive model for assessing 
and allocating its inspection and investigative staff, to work 
closely with the airport authorities and the trade community to 
ensure that it will meet requirements for new and expanded 
service. The aim of such a process should be allocation of 
staff and resources that is in the best interest of regional 
economic interests, trade, and the mission of the Customs 
Service.

 OPERATIONS, MAINTENANCE AND PROCUREMENT, AIR AND MARINE INTERDICTION 
                                PROGRAMS

      The conferees agree to provide $113,688,000, instead of 
$100,688,000 as proposed by the House and $113,488,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. No funding for this account would be 
delayed, as had been proposed by the Senate, and there is no 
earmark for activities in South Florida and the Caribbean, as 
had been proposed by the Senate. This number includes an 
additional $1,000,000 for increased support for operations and 
upgrades for equipment for the marine enforcement program and 
$14,200,000 for Black Hawk helicopter program support.

                         BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS

      The conferees have included $14,200,000 to restore three 
off line Black Hawk helicopters to an operational readiness 
condition and provide for increased operation and maintenance 
requirements for Customs' helicopter component.The conferees 
understand that this funding will permit Customs to increase Black Hawk 
flying hours from 18 to 30 hours per month. The conferees direct the 
Customs Service to maximize the mission operability of all sixteen 
Black Hawk helicopters assigned to the Air Interdiction Program.

                         CUSTOMS MARINE PROGRAM

      The conferees include an additional $1,000,000 to augment 
the $5,200,000 requested for the marine program.

              CUSTOMS AIR AND MARINE INTERDICTION PROGRAMS

      The conferees continue to be impressed with the successes 
associated with the Customs Air and Marine Interdiction 
programs and are aware of the growing operational commitments 
associated with this success. The conferees encourage the 
Customs Service to examine the benefits of a consolidated air 
maintenance system and take actions to improve operational 
coordination of its air assets to meet our national drug 
enforcement priorities. The conferees, in the interest of 
maintaining viable and effective air and marine interdiction 
programs, direct the Customs Service to develop two 
comprehensive modernization plans for the air interdiction and 
marine enforcement programs, respectively. These plans shall be 
submitted with the President's fiscal year 2000 budget and 
should include the projected lifespans and project a 
replacement schedule, as well as the current status, of each 
aircraft or vessel; associated operations and maintenance 
activities for these craft; and any costs for fleet extension 
or modernization. These modernization plans should be living 
documents that the Customs Service continually reevaluates and 
utilizes in its effort to maximize its operational 
effectiveness.

                           SPECIAL OPERATIONS

      The conferees agree that the special operations 
requirements of the Customs Service Air and Marine Interdiction 
Programs demand special tactical and logistical operations 
considerations due to the high threat nature of these 
activities. The conferees direct the Customs Service to review 
its utilization of these special operations assets with the 
goal of improving management, coordination, training and 
utilization of equipment and personnel. The Customs Service 
should consider all options to achieve the greatest efficiency 
and productivity for our coastal and border interdiction 
efforts.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing

                          DOLLAR BILL REDESIGN

      To combat international counterfeiting threats to the 
United States, the Department of the Treasury is continuing to 
redesign Federal Reserve Notes. By the end of 1999, newly 
designed $100, $50, and $20 Federal Reserve Notes will be in 
circulation.
      The conferees remain concerned about the cost associated 
with producing special anti-counterfeiting properties for the 
estimated 6 billion circulating $1 Federal Reserve Notes. As a 
result, the conferees do not believe the Bureau of Engraving 
and Printing should undertake cost prohibitive anti-
counterfeiting changes to the $1 note. However, the conferees 
do believe it is important to update the currency, such as 
making minor modifications to assist the visually impaired.
      Therefore, the conferees direct the Department of the 
Treasury and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing not to pursue 
redesign of the $1 Federal Reserve Note to combat international 
counterfeiting threats, but to only make minor design 
enhancements to the $1 note for the visually impaired and 
elderly population, provided it has no effect on the use of $1 
Federal Reserve Notes with existing bill accepting machinery.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt

                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT

      The conference agreement appropriates $172,100,000 for 
the Bureau of the Public Debt as proposed by the House and the 
Senate.
      The conference agreement also provides that $2,000,000 of 
the funds provided shall be available until September 30, 2001, 
for information systems modernization initiatives as proposed 
by the House instead of $1,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds in the 
amount of $1,000,000 are required in fiscal year 1999 for Year 
2000 compliance.

                        Internal Revenue Service

                 PROCESSING, ASSISTANCE, AND MANAGEMENT

      The conference agreement appropriates $3,086,208,000 for 
Processing, Assistance, and Management instead of 
$3,025,013,000 as proposed by the House and $3,077,353,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The amount provided includes 
$90,650,000 for mandatory cost increases and $70,279,000 for 
base realignments from the Tax Law Enforcement account. The 
conferees have agreed not to transfer funding for the TIMIS 
personnel/payroll system from the Information Systems 
appropriation to this account as proposed by the Senate.
      The budget request for Processing, Assistance, and 
Management included $58,325,000 for customer service 
initiatives. Funding for these initiatives has been included in 
the Information Systems account as proposed by the House. The 
Senate had proposed to provide $18,145,000 for customer service 
initiatives in this account.
      The conferees want to express strong support for the 
Commissioner's proposal for organizational modernization. The 
recently enacted Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and 
Reform Act of 1998 will allow the Commissioner to make 
significant operational improvements through organizational 
modernization and reorganization. Therefore, the conference 
agreement also includes $25,000,000 for organizational 
modernization and restructuring of the Internal Revenue 
Service, the total amount requested by the Administration for 
that purpose. However, because the restructuring legislation 
has only recently been enacted and the Commissioner has not yet 
been able to provide a detailed plan and cost estimate for the 
restructuring effort, the conferees have included language in 
the bill which delays these funds for obligation until 
September 30, 1999.
      The conferees have also provided $2,000,000 for low 
income taxpayer clinics. These funds will be used to award 
matching grants to develop, expand, or continue qualifying low 
income taxpayer clinics as authorized in Section 3601 of the 
Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate delaying the availability of $105,000,000 for 
postage costs until September 30, 1999, and language proposed 
by the Senate stating that funds shall continue to be provided 
to the United States Postal Service for postage due.

                           TAXPAYER EDUCATION

      The conferees agree that the Internal Revenue Service 
needs to be more proactive in educating our citizens. 
Therefore, the conferees believe that the IRS should consider 
the feasibility of a taxpayer education initiative which 
encourages IRS employees to visit schools to talk about the 
history of our tax system as well as taxpayer rights and 
responsibilities. Further, the conferees believe that the IRS 
should provide no less than $750,000 to create an educational 
program, such as the project currently under development at the 
University of Florida, covering matters of current interest to 
those involved in administering, advising, teaching, and 
studying the technical aspects of Federal taxation. Therefore, 
the conferees request that the IRS provide an analysis of these 
proposals, and steps they would take to implement these 
proposals, to the Committees on Appropriations by March 1, 
1999.

                          TAX LAW ENFORCEMENT

      The conference agreement appropriates $3,164,189,000 for 
Tax Law Enforcement as proposed by the House instead of 
$3,164,399,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conference 
agreement does not delay the availability of $175,000,000 of 
the funds appropriated until September 30, 1999, proposed by 
the Senate.
      The budget request included $2,645,000 for customer 
service initiatives. Funding for these initiatives has been 
included in the Information Systems account as proposed by the 
House. The Senate had proposed to fund $210,000 for customer 
service initiatives in this account.

               TAX STANDARDS FOR TAX-EXEMPT HEALTH CLUBS

      The conferees are aware that there has been significant 
growth in health club and fitness services. Intensified 
competition has developed a market for for-profit and tax-
exempt health clubs. With certain tax-exempt organizations 
moving away from their core purpose, questions arise as to 
whether they are engaging in commercial competition with the 
for-profit sector. The conferees understand that the IRS has 
developed appropriate standards based on broad community 
accessibility for determining whether fitness activities are 
substantially related to the charitable mission of community 
organizations, such as YMCAs, YWCAs, and JCCs, organizations 
with a variety of programs based on community needs, including 
health and fitness for people of all ages, incomes, and 
abilities. Accordingly, changes in the standards that apply to 
such organizations are not the conferees' concern. Rather, the 
conferees direct that the IRS review the standards it applies 
to fitness activities operated by educational and health-care 
organizations. The conferees further request that the 
Department of the Treasury report to Congress by April 1, 1999, 
on the statutory and regulatory changes that may be needed to 
assure that the health and fitness activities of these 
organizations substantially further the purposes for which the 
organization was granted tax exemption and do not constitute 
unfair competition with private sector, taxable organizations.

                            TRANSFER PRICING

      The conferees are concerned about the Nation's loss of 
revenue as a result of foreign corporations employing transfer 
pricing. Transfer pricing, utilized by State Trading 
Enterprises, reallocates items of income and deduction among 
entities under common control. Reallocation of the income and 
deduction results in minimizing the U.S. tax of foreign 
corporations' U.S. affiliates. Since the foreign parent 
corporations do not normally do business in the United States, 
their income is completely free from U.S. tax.
      To ensure the Internal Revenue Service is vigorously 
administering section 482 of the Internal Revenue Code, which 
empowers the Secretary of the Treasury to distribute, 
apportion, and allocate items of gross income and deduction 
between the parent corporations and their U.S. affiliates, the 
conferees direct the Internal Revenue Service to review and 
report to Congress, no later than six months after enactment of 
this Act, on the following issues: IRS's loss of revenue as a 
result of transfer pricing; detailed information on IRS's 
administration of section 482 to distribute, apportion, and 
allocate items of gross income and deduction; and 
recommendations on how to improve the collection of revenue 
from trading enterprises.

                          INFORMATION SYSTEMS

      The conference agreement appropriates $1,265,456,000 for 
Information Systems instead of $1,224,032,000 as proposed by 
the House and $1,329,486,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
amount provided includes $43,939,000 for mandatory cost 
increases; however, the conferees have agreed not to transfer 
funding for the TIMIS personnel/payroll system from this 
appropriation to the Processing, Assistance, and Management 
account. In addition, the conference agreement includes an 
increase of $32,900,000 for operational information systems as 
proposed by the House and the Senate and $68,700,000 for the 
modernization program infrastructure as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $34,350,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conferees have agreed to include language in the bill 
which provides that $103,000,000 of the funds appropriated in 
this account shall only be available for improvements to 
customer service. This is the full amount requested by the 
Administration for customer service initiatives within the 
Internal Revenue Service.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds in the 
amount of $359,000,000 are required in fiscal year 1999 for 
Year 2000 compliance. Included in that total is: $8,700,000 for 
the submissions processing investment program, $4,000,000 for 
compliance research information systems, $33,300,000 for 
examination laptop computers, $60,700,000 to complete the 
rollout of the Integrated Collection System, $4,300,000 for the 
Inventory Delivery System, and $14,000,000 for the Integrated 
Personnel System.
      The conference agreement deletes language proposed by the 
Senate which delayed the availability of $68,700,000 of the 
funds appropriated until September 30, 1999.

                   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS

      The conference agreement appropriates $211,000,000 for 
Information Technology Investments instead of $210,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $137,569,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. These funds are not available for obligation until 
September 30, 1999. The conference agreement also provides that 
the funds shall remain available until September 30, 2002, as 
proposed bythe Senate instead of remaining available until 
expended as proposed by the House.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House which specifies the contents of an expenditure plan 
that the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of the 
Treasury are required to submit before the funds appropriated 
may be obligated.
      The conferees are concerned that the IRS' efforts to 
modernize its information systems could divert its attention 
from the more pressing matter of assuring that all of its 
existing systems will be Year 2000 compliant. The conferees 
expect that IRS will continue to view Year 2000 compliance as 
its highest priority and direct that the IRS not divert any 
resources from its Year 2000 efforts to the information systems 
modernization program.

          Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service

      Section 101. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which allows the 
transfer of 5 percent of any appropriation made available to 
the IRS to any other IRS appropriation subject to Congressional 
approval.
      Section 102. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which requires 
the IRS to maintain a training program in taxpayer's rights, 
dealing courteously with taxpayers, and cross cultural 
relations.
      Section 103. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which requires 
the IRS to maintain taxpayer services at not less than fiscal 
year 1995 levels.
      Section 104. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which prohibits 
the expenditure of funds for the collection of taxes unless the 
conduct of officers and employees of the IRS complies with the 
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
      Section 105. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which requires 
the IRS to institute policies and practices which will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information.
      Section 106. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which directs 
that funds shall be available for improved facilities and 
increased manpower to provide sufficient and effective 1-800 
help line telephone assistance.
      Section 107. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which provides that no 
reorganization of the field office structure of the Internal 
Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division will result in 
a reduction in the number of criminal investigators in 
Wisconsin and South Dakota from the 1996 level.
      The conference agreement deletes a Sense of the Senate 
provision regarding the use of random selection of returns for 
examination by the Internal Revenue Service.

                      United States Secret Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $600,302,000 instead of 
$594,657,000 as proposed by the House and $584,902,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This includes an additional $18,000,000 
for the costs of protective travel. The conferees agree that 
$1,623,000 required for fixed site security will be included in 
the Acquisition, Construction, Improvement, and Related 
Expenses account, as proposed by the Senate. The conferees also 
agree that the limitation for new vehicle purchases shall be 
739, as proposed by the House, rather than 705, as proposed by 
the Senate. The conferees direct the Under Secretary for 
Enforcement to exercise strong oversight over any purchases of 
new vehicles in keeping with Department-wide efforts (addressed 
under Departmental Offices, above) to manage the use, 
allocation and acquisition of law enforcement vehicles. The 
conferees agree that $5,000,000 shall not be available for 
obligation until September 30, 1999.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds in the 
amount of $3,000,000 are required in fiscal year 1999 for Year 
2000 compliance.

                           PROTECTIVE TRAVEL

      The conferees continue to be concerned about shortfalls 
in the United States Secret Service protective travel activity. 
Therefore the conferees direct the Service to develop an 
accurate financial plan for predicting protective travel needs, 
and report regularly to the Committees on Appropriations on 
their progress. As part of the financial plan the conferees 
expect the funds for this activity will be apportioned 
separately. The Service should consult with the Office of 
Management and Budget about the level of detail required in the 
financial plan. The conferees agree to provide additional 
funding of $18,000,000 for protective travel, which is made 
available for two fiscal years.

                       ARMORED PRIMARY LIMOUSINES

      The conferees understand the need to provide the 
President of the United States safe and secure ground 
transportation both locally and around the world.The conferees 
are, however, concerned with the Secret Service's projected cost to 
acquire primary limousines for this purpose. As a result, the conferees 
direct the Secret Service to report to the Committees on Appropriations 
on the major differences and costs between the proposed project and 
armored vehicles previously acquired by the Service prior to the 
obligation of funds for this project.

      ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT, AND RELATED EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $8,068,000 as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of $6,445,000 as proposed by the House, 
which includes $1,623,000 for fixed site security.

             General Provisions--Department of the Treasury

      Section 110. The conference agreement includes a 
provision which requires the Secretary of the Treasury to 
comply with certain reprogramming guidelines when obligating or 
expending funds for law enforcement activities from unobligated 
balances available on September 30, 1999, as proposed by the 
Senate instead of September 30, 1998, as proposed by the House.
      Section 111. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which allows the 
Department of the Treasury to purchase uniforms, insurance, and 
motor vehicles without regard to the general purchase price 
limitation, and enter into contracts with the State Department 
for health and medical services for Treasury employees in 
overseas locations.
      Section 112. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which requires 
the expenditure of funds so as not to diminish efforts under 
section 105 of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
      Section 113. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which authorizes 
transfers, up to 2 percent, between law enforcement 
appropriations under certain circumstances.
      Section 114. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House and the Senate which authorizes 
transfers, up to 2 percent, between the Departmental Offices, 
Office of Inspector General, Financial Management Service, and 
Bureau of the Public Debt appropriations under certain 
circumstances.
      Section 115. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which amends 18 U.S.C. 921(a) 
by broadening the definition of explosives and redefining the 
term ``antique firearm.''
      Section 116. The conference agreement includes a 
provision regarding the purchase of law enforcement vehicles.
      Section 117. The conferees have agreed to the provision 
contained in Section 117 of the Senate bill regarding the 
execution of property upon judgements against foreign state 
violators of international law. The conferees have included 
additional language giving the President the authority to waive 
the requirements of this provision in the interest of national 
security.

                           ELECTRONIC FILING

      The conferees have agreed to delete language requested by 
the Administration and contained in Section 115 of the House 
and Senate bills regarding the electronic filing of tax returns 
since this matter has been addressed in a comprehensive fashion 
in the Internal Revenue Service Restructuring and Reform Act of 
1998. In undertaking any electronic tax administration 
programs, the conferees expect the Internal Revenue Service to 
assure the security of all electronic transmissions and provide 
for the full protection of the privacy of taxpayer data.

                             CURRENCY PAPER

      The House and Senate passed bills each contained a 
provision (Section 116 of both bills) regarding the acquisition 
of currency paper by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The 
conferees have agreed to include no language in the bill 
regarding this issue. The conferees are aware of attempts made 
by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) to address 
concerns regarding the need to make it easier for all United 
States paper companies to compete for currency paper contracts. 
However, the conferees expect the BEP to continue to enhance 
the process for procuring currency paper to the extent 
permitted under Federal law. In carrying out its currency paper 
procurement responsibilities, the conferees expect BEP to 
secure the best overall value for the government, giving equal 
consideration to all cost factors. Based on the General 
Accounting Office's (GAO) inability to reach any concrete 
conclusions with respect to competition and pricing, the 
conferees understand this issue is very complicated and, 
therefore, direct the Department of the Treasury and the Bureau 
of Engraving and Printing to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations how they plan to address GAO's recommendations 
to the Secretary of the Treasury. Further, it is the conferees' 
understanding that the authorizing committees in both the House 
and Senate will closely examine the GAO report, hold hearings 
on this matter, and develop legislation, if necessary, to 
ensure that the Federal government will have adequate 
competition and fair pricing.

                        TITLE II--POSTAL SERVICE

                  Payments to the Postal Service Fund

      The conferees agree to provide $71,195,000 as proposed by 
the House and the Senate. The conferees defer the obligation of 
these funds until October 1, 1999, as proposed by the Senate.

                    NON-POSTAL COMMERCIAL ACTIVITIES

      The conferees are aware that the Postal Service is 
initiating a wide range of new commercial activities. These 
activities include, but are not limited to, volume retail 
photocopying, packaging services, bankwire services, the sale 
of office supplies and novelty items, and new e-commerce or 
Internet related technologies.
      The conferees recognize the Postal Service's need to 
generate new sources of revenue to offset its operating costs. 
However, many of the Postal Service's new commercial activities 
may result in unfair competition with a number of private 
sector enterprises, thus raising significant policy issues 
about the Postal Service's present and future commercial role.
      Therefore, the conferees request the Postal Service 
submit, within 6 months of enactment of this Act, a report on 
its ongoing and planned commercial services, including policy 
justifications, the costs of development and implementation, 
revenues earned, and revenues lost. As part of the report, the 
conferees are interested in packaging services (``Pack and 
Send'') and specifically direct the Postal Service to describe 
how packaging services will meet ``customer demand'' in all 
geographic regions, especially rural areas, before such service 
is initiated. The conferees believe these issues deserve 
consideration by the authorizing committees.

                       AVONDALE-GOODYEAR, ARIZONA

      The conferees urge the Postal Service, before awarding 
any contract to purchase or lease property for the Main Post 
Office in Avondale-Goodyear, Arizona, to do an analysis of the 
population presently in this area to be used in assisting the 
Postal Service in making a selection which will be most 
accessible for the current and future population of the area. 
The Postal Service shall report to the Committees prior to 
awarding any contract for sale or lease, but in no event later 
than October 14, 1998.

                        GILPIN COUNTY, COLORADO

      The conferees urge the Postal Service to seriously 
consider providing a separate ZIP Code for Gilpin County, 
Colorado.

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

                           White House Office

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $52,344,000 for White 
House Office Salaries and Expenses, as proposed by the House 
and the Senate. The conferees provide $10,100,000 for 
reimbursements to the White House Communications Agency as a 
specific line item, as proposed by the House.

                 Executive Residence at the White House

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

      The conferees provide $8,061,000, as proposed by the 
House instead of $8,691,000, as proposed by the Senate and 
prohibit the use of these funds for domestic staff overtime. As 
a separate provision, the conferees include $630,000 for 
domestic staff overtime and make these funds available upon the 
Comptroller General notifying the Committees that the Executive 
Office of the President (EOP) has received, reviewed 
andcommented on the draft report of the General Accounting Office (GAO) 
with respect to Executive Residence operations and that the GAO is in 
receipt of the EOP's comments.

                        Office of Administration

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The conferees agree to provide $28,350,000 for the 
Office of Administration as proposed by the House instead of 
$29,140,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds of 
$12,200,000 for Year 2000 compliance within the Executive 
Office of the President are required for fiscal year 1999.

                    Office of Management and Budget

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The conferees agree to provide $60,617,000 for the 
Office of Management and Budget as proposed by the Senate 
instead of $59,017,000 as proposed by the House. The conferees 
agree to delete the earmark and the fence on the use of funds 
for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, as 
proposed by the Senate, and include two provisos regarding the 
review of transcripts of the Committees on Veterans' Affairs 
and agricultural marketing orders, as proposed by the House. 
The conferees have included new language to amend Section   .36 
of OMB Circular A-110 to ensure that all data produced under an 
award will be made available to the public through the 
procedures established under the Freedom of Information Act.
      Including technical modifications, the conferees agree to 
include bill language requiring OMB to report on government 
wide paperwork reduction and the implementation of the 
Congressional Review Act, as proposed by the Senate.

               PERFORMANCE OF STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES

       The conferees have agreed to delete the earmark of 
$5,229,000 for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs 
(OIRA) and a fence of $1,200,000 for OIRA. The conferees have 
been assured that OMB will strictly adhere to the statutory 
requirements included in the bill on Paperwork Reduction and 
the Congressional Review Act. The conferees will monitor OMB's 
compliance with these requirements carefully.

                FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' PAY COMPARABILITY ACT

       The conferees question the validity of the 
Administration's use of the ``serious economic conditions'' 
exception in the Federal Employees' Pay Comparability Act 
(FEPCA) to put forth an alternative pay plan for 1999. Press 
reports have indicated that members of the Administration may 
have concerns regarding the pay setting methodology established 
by FEPCA. In an effort to see that FEPCA is either fully 
implemented or perfected, the conferees direct the President's 
Pay Agent to provide the Committees with any pay setting 
methodology concerns it has with regard to FEPCA by May 1, 
1999.

                        CENTURY DATE CONVERSION

      The conferees remain concerned that with little more than 
a year to go before the new millennium, many critical 
government information systems are still in jeopardy of not 
meeting the January 1, 2000, deadline for date conversion. The 
conferees further believe that the Administration has failed to 
adequately champion the Y2K issue, not only to its own 
departments, but has also not provided the critical national 
leadership and coordination to our local, state and 
international partners in both the public and private sectors. 
Information systems experts have reported that the Y2K fix is 
rooted in management and oversight, not in the lack of 
technology available to address the problem. Unfortunately, 
valuable time has been lost waiting for management to embrace 
the magnitude and consequences of this issue. Only recently, 
has organizational management finally recognized the potential 
for shut down of critical information systems associated with 
entitlement payments, revenue collection, air traffic control, 
defense systems, telecommunications, mass transit, supply 
inventories, elevator function, medical equipment, to mention a 
few. Many agencies at all levels of government still do not 
have a complete grasp of the problem and are now at the 
greatest risk for systems failure.
      The conferees direct the Administration to focus all of 
its attention and resources on the management and oversight of 
the most critical date sensitive information and infrastructure 
systems, prioritizing systems renovations, repair and 
replacement to those that can meet the January 1, 2000, 
deadline. The conferees further direct the Administration to 
accelerate the development of contingency plans for those 
critical systems that cannot meet the Y2K deadline, in order to 
maintain functional systems operations, until patent date 
conversion repairs can be completed.
      The conferees strongly encourage the new Y2K Czar to take 
a high profile national leadership position, to aggressively 
promote century date change awareness for both information 
technology systems and sensitive infrastructure applications. 
The Y2K Czar should monitor, coordinate and provide oversight 
over the progress of all government-wide century date change 
conversion initiatives, with the primary goal of maintaining 
critical systems operations into the new millennium. Finally, 
the Y2K Czar should have Administration standing to directly 
access and take control of any critical agency system that is 
in jeopardy of not meeting the January 1, 2000, deadline 
because of ineffective management action.
      OMB is directed to include in its quarterly Y2K report 
submissions an assessment of those critical information systems 
that will not meet the Y2K deadline and the problems that can 
be anticipated. In addition, the report should include the 
status of operational contingency plans for those systems 
identified as being in jeopardy.

                    VIOLENT CRIME REDUCTION PROGRAMS

      The conferees expect the President's budget submissions 
for the Department of the Treasury's funding from the Violent 
Crime Reduction Trust Fund be reflected for the Department as a 
whole and not separately within each bureau's request.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

       The conferees agree to provide $48,042,000 for the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as proposed by 
the Senate, instead of $36,442,000 as proposed by the House. 
This includes $13,000,000 to continue the technology transfer 
pilot program managed by the Counterdrug Technology Assessment 
Center (CTAC). It also includes $17,942,000 for ONDCP 
operations, as proposed by the Senate, $16,000,000 for the 
basic CTAC program, and $1,100,000 for policy research of which 
$100,000 is to be used for evaluating the Drug-Free Communities 
Act, as proposed by the Senate. The conferees agree to modify 
language governing the authority of ONDCP to accept and use 
gifts.
       The conference agreement separately funds $1,000,000 for 
Model State Drug Law Conferences through the Violent Crime 
Reduction Trust Fund.

                             ONDCP STAFFING

      The conferees are concerned about requests by ONDCP to 
reprogram monies from the Salaries and Expenses account to fund 
other initiatives. The conferees in the past have fully 
supported and funded the full time equivalent staffing level 
requested by ONDCP and are concerned that ONDCP is not filling 
those vacancies but is instead requesting to use those funds 
for other purposes. The conferees believe that ONDCP needs to 
maintain its staffing at the authorized level in order to 
maximize the agency's effectiveness. The conferees therefore 
direct ONDCP to review its staffing requirements and report 
back to the Committees on Appropriations by December 15, 1998, 
on the steps it is taking to fill the vacancies or, if not, 
what changes it is making in its staffing plan.

                 PERFORMANCE MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS

      The conferees strongly urge ONDCP to work within the 
Administration to ensure that the Performance Measures of 
Effectiveness (PMEs) it developed are embraced and employed by 
all federal agencies for future budgetary and planning work. 
The conferees direct ONDCP to apply the same standard to its 
own internal management and organization, and to include such 
measures with each new budget submission.

                   RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS INITIATIVES

      The conferees recognize that ONDCP has proposed some 
initiatives for research that, owing to lack of resources, 
cannot be funded in this appropriation. Nonetheless, the 
conferees strongly urge ONDCP to continue to press through its 
interagency leadership to coordinate research in such areas as 
improving R&D; coordination, developing a government-wide 
intelligence architecture, and mapping out drug trafficking 
flows.

                     protective security assessment

      The conferees have included a new general provision, 
Section 643, as proposed by the Senate which directs the U.S. 
Marshals Service to conduct a threat assessment on the Director 
of the Office of National Drug Control Policy on a quarterly 
basis. The level of security is to be provided to ONDCP on a 
reimbursable basis by the U.S. Marshals Service and will be 
based on this quarterly threat assessment.

                         RURAL DRUG CONFERENCES

      The conferees are concerned about the spread of drugs and 
drug-related crimes to rural areas and whether or not rural law 
enforcement can sufficiently address these new trends. 
Therefore, the conferees encourage the Director to consider 
convening a national conference on rural drug crime, to include 
regional conferences in rural areas, such as Luna County, NM, 
and similar counties in Colorado, in order to assess the needs 
of rural law enforcement and the impact that drug-related 
crimes have on rural communities as they cope with these 
issues.
      The conferees believe that ONDCP can combine its 
knowledge and experience working with larger communities in 
this area and translate effective drug fighting practices to 
rural law enforcement, while taking into consideration their 
unique needs. Should ONDCP convene this event, the conference 
is requested to report to the Committees on Appropriations and 
the Director of ONDCP on its findings.

                                 shout

      The conferees have provided $50,000 to continue the work 
of SHOUT, an outreach organization that works with minors, as 
defined by 21 CFR 897.14. This early intervention program 
focuses on shaping the attitudes of minors in order to 
discourage the use of illegal substances.

                counterdrug technology assessment center

      The conferees expect the multiagency research and 
development programs to be coordinated by the Counterdrug 
Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) in order to prevent 
duplication of effort and to assure that, whenever possible, 
those efforts provide capabilities that transcend the need of 
any single Federal agency. Prior to obligation of these funds, 
the conferees expect to be notified by the chief scientist on 
how these funds will be spent. The conferees also expect to 
receive periodic reports from the chief scientist on the 
priority counterdrug enforcement research and development 
requirements identified by the Center and on the status of 
projects funded by CTAC.

                     Federal Drug Control Programs

             high intensity drug trafficking areas program

      The conferees provide $182,477,000, instead of 
$162,007,000 as proposed by the House and $183,977,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees agree to fund all 
existing High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) at the 
fiscal year 1998 level. This funding level shall be based on 
direct fiscal year 1998 appropriations for HIDTAs contained in 
the HIDTA and Violent Crime Reduction Trust Fund accounts. The 
conferees also agree that not less than fifty-one percent of 
this amount shall be transferred to State and local entities 
for drug control activities.
      Within the amount appropriated, the conferees include 
$20,477,000 to supplement or expand existing HIDTAs, or provide 
for the creation of new HIDTAs. The conferees have been 
informed that unmet needs for funding exist in: the Arizona 
HIDTA forcompletion of an intelligence center and unmet 
programmatic needs for methamphetamine and border initiatives; the New 
Mexico HIDTA for unmet programmatic needs; the Southwest HIDTA for its 
wiretapping initiative; the Cascade HIDTA for unmet programmatic needs; 
the expansion of the Midwest HIDTA to include the State of North 
Dakota; the Rocky Mountain HIDTA for expansion of its methamphetamine 
initiative; the Chicago HIDTA for unmet programmatic needs; and the 
Central Florida HIDTA for unmet programmatic needs. Additionally, the 
conferees are aware of interest in the designation of new HIDTAs in the 
New England states, East Texas, Ohio, and Hawaii.
      While the conferees are obviously supportive of the HIDTA 
program, it is critical to the continued support and the health 
of all HIDTAs and the program in general that decisions about 
funding be founded on clear, concrete measures of performance. 
The conferees also believe that ONDCP must have the flexibility 
to allocate resources to those HIDTAs that will have the 
greatest impact on our drug problems. In making these 
decisions, ONDCP must focus on the performance of HIDTAs, 
existing or proposed, and their significant impact on drug 
trafficking, use, and associated crime. This means that ONDCP 
must assess which HIDTAs are the top performers and document 
the factors it uses to make this determination. At the same 
time, ONDCP must determine where the impact will be greatest 
based on the combined effect of HIDTA performance and the 
nature and severity of drug problems that exist in the areas 
where HIDTAs currently operate or are proposed--whether 
measured by use, associated crime, or volume of trafficking in 
drugs or money. The conferees therefore direct ONDCP to submit 
its fiscal year 2000 budget for HIDTAs based on applying both 
ONDCP's own performance measures of effectiveness and the 
priorities dictated by changing threats.

                        special forfeiture fund

      The conferees agree to provide $214,500,000, instead of 
$215,000,000 as proposed by the House and $200,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. This includes $185,000,000 for the 
youth media campaign, $20,000,000 for implementation of the 
Drug-Free Community Act, $5,000,000 for the chronic users 
study, and $4,500,000 for a transfer to the Agricultural 
Research Service for anti-drug research and related matters.

                          youth media campaign

      The conferees recommend a funding level of $185,000,000 
for the National Media Campaign. In fiscal year 1998, ONDCP 
proposed a 5-year media campaign at a total cost to the Federal 
government of $875,000,000. The initial request was based on a 
$175,000,000 annual funding level for five years of the 
program. The conferees continue to be fully supportive of this 
program and believe that this national media campaign, if 
properly executed, has the potential to produce concrete 
results. The conferees look forward to working with ONDCP on 
this effort to produce demonstrable results as the campaign 
matures.
      The conferees have included new language calling for 
ONDCP to report on its efforts to achieve corporate sponsorship 
beyond the matching requirement for participation in the media 
campaign; clarifies the pro bono requirement; and limits the 
possible use of funding for creative development efforts. The 
conferees agree that 75% of the funds will become available 
when ONDCP submits to the Committees the results of Phase I of 
the campaign and the remainder will become available when ONDCP 
submits the results of Phase II.
      The Committees will closely track this national media 
campaign, and its contribution to achieving a drug-free 
America. Therefore, the conferees direct ONDCP to submit 
quarterly reports on the obligation of funds as well as the 
specific parameters of the pilot campaign. The conferees 
anticipate that future funding will be based upon results. 
ONDCP is directed to report to the Committees on Appropriations 
by January 15, 1999 on the effectiveness of the national media 
campaign. In addition, ONDCP is to report to the Committees 
within 6 months of enactment of this Act on State and local 
prevention and treatment facilities infrastructure and their 
capacity to handle the increased demands of communities as a 
result of the national media campaign. ONDCP is to continue to 
report on the effectiveness and implementation status of the 
guidelines set out in the fiscal year 1998 appropriations bill.
      The conferees direct the General Accounting Office to 
conduct a financial audit and review of the financial 
transactions relating to the media campaign. The conferees 
request that the scope of the review include how monies have 
been obligated and the effectiveness of the campaign and report 
to the Committees on Appropriations. As part of this review, 
GAO shall determine the definition, acquisition, and 
utilization of matching contributions sought by ONDCP relating 
to the media campaign. In addition, the conferees direct GAO to 
review Phase I, the 12 city test pilot, and report its 
findingsto the Committees. This review is to examine the development of 
the test market plan for Phase I, determine the viability of 
extrapolating Phase I results to the national level, and determine the 
success of Phase I in the 12 city pilot.

                          CHRONIC USERS STUDY

      The Administration's budget estimate includes a request 
of $10,000,000 to expand a preliminary user study conducted in 
Cook County, IL. The Cook County study developed a methodology 
for estimating the number of hardcore drug users in the United 
States. Accurately identifying this population is important 
since they consume a massive amount of the drugs available in 
the United States, create a large proportion of the demand for 
illegal drug markets, and are responsible for a great deal of 
criminal activity. The accurate identification of this 
population will provide communities a base for estimating the 
type and number of drug treatment and prevention programs 
required.
      The conferees congratulate ONDCP on conducting this study 
and continue to support this effort. The conferees provide 
$5,000,000 to expand the study to regional areas. Although this 
is less than the request, the conferees understand that ONDCP 
may be able to use this level of funding to complete a study 
that can serve as an accurate basis for a national estimate of 
the size and location of chronic user populations. The 
conferees encourage ONDCP to work with the Department of Health 
and Human Services to identify additional funding sources, if 
necessary and available, and encourage ONDCP to promote 
utilization of the Cook County study that contributes to 
reductions in the population of hardcore drug users.

                          UNANTICIPATED NEEDS

      The conferees agree to provide $1,000,000 as requested by 
the Administration for unanticipated needs.

          INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS AND RELATED EXPENSES

      The conferees have not included language contained in the 
Senate bill to provide $3,250,000,000 in contingent emergency 
funding for Year 2000 computer conversion costs. On September 
2, 1998, the President transmitted to Congress a request for 
this level of funding in fiscal year 1998. The conferees expect 
that this issue will be resolved as part of a supplemental 
appropriation.

                     TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

                      Federal Election Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conferees agree to provide $36,500,000 as proposed by 
the House and the Senate. This level of funding will support a 
base appropriation of $32,580,000, an additional $2,800,000 for 
enhanced enforcement efforts, as proposed by the House and 
Senate, and an additional $1,120,000 for other initiatives, as 
proposed by the House. The conferees fence $1,120,000, pending 
the submission of a plan for the obligation of these funds and 
provide that not less than $4,402,500 shall be available for 
internal automated data processing systems. The conferees 
strongly recommend that the FEC target the additional 
$1,120,000 in fenced appropriations to the improvement of 
enforcement procedures and preventing the unnecessary dismissal 
of appropriate enforcement actions; the conferees specifically 
recommend that FEC expedite automated data processing 
improvements as they relate to enforcement. The conferees 
assume that full time employment will not exceed 347 FTE in 
fiscal year 1999.

                    General Services Administration

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE

      The conference agreement provides $5,605,018,000 in new 
obligational authority for the General Services 
Administration's Federal Buildings Fund instead of 
$5,624,128,000 as proposed by the House and $5,648,680,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. In order to provide the resources 
necessary to carry out that program, the conferees have 
recommended an appropriation of $450,018,000 into the Fund 
instead of $479,300,000 as proposed by the House and 
$508,752,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have provided $492,190,000 for the 
construction and acquisition of new projects instead of 
$527,100,000 as proposed by the House and $538,652,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees have included funding for 
the following projects:

Arkansas: Little Rock, U.S. Courthouse..................      $3,436,000
California:
    San Diego, U.S. Courthouse..........................      15,400,000
    San Jose, U.S. Courthouse...........................      10,800,000
Colorado: Denver, U.S. Courthouse.......................      83,959,000
District of Columbia: Southeast Federal Center 
    Remediation.........................................      10,000,000
Florida:
    Jacksonville, U.S. Courthouse.......................      86,010,000
    Orlando, U.S. Courthouse............................       1,930,000
Massachusetts: Springfield, U.S. Courthouse.............       5,563,000
Michigan: Sault Sainte Marie, Border Station............         572,000
Mississippi: Biloxi--Gulfport, U.S. Courthouse..........       7,543,000
Missouri: Cape Girardeau, U.S. Courthouse...............       2,196,000
Montana: Babb, Piegan Border Station....................       6,165,000
New York:
    Brooklyn, U.S. Courthouse...........................     152,626,000
    New York, U.S. Mission to the United Nations........       3,163,000
Oregon: Eugene, U.S. Courthouse.........................       7,190,000
Tennessee: Greenville, U.S. Courthouse..................      28,229,000
Texas: Laredo, U.S. Courthouse..........................      28,105,000
West Virginia: Wheeling, U.S. Courthouse................      29,303,000
Nationwide: Non-prospectus construction projects........      10,000,000

      The conferees have not provided funds for the Savannah, 
Georgia, U.S. Courthouse Annex project. The conferees are aware 
that at a recent meeting to consider the authorization of new 
courthouse construction projects, the Public Buildings and 
Economic Development Subcommittee of the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure deferred action on this 
project pending further review. The conferees further 
understand that that action was taken primarily because of the 
significant increase in estimated project cost that has 
occurred since the approval of funds for site acquisition and 
design, even though the size of the building has been reduced. 
The conferees share those concerns and, have, therefore, 
elected to defer funding for the project pending resolution of 
the issues that have been raised by the authorizing committee.
      The conferees recognize the efforts of the General 
Services Administration and the Judiciary to reduce the cost of 
courthouse construction and encourage the continuation of these 
efforts. The conferees are pleased that the Administrative 
Office of the U.S. Courts' recent draft utilization study 
answers some questions about the utilization rates of existing 
and proposed courthouses. The conferees are aware of the 
Judiciary's needs to have court space available to conduct 
business and understand their position that a courtroom's 
existence may result in moving a case to settlement. However, 
the conferees continue to be concerned that the courts are not 
fully examining information that is key to the development of a 
utilization planning model. As a result, the conferees request 
the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to revise the 
utilization study to include the assumptions used to develop 
the planning model. Additionally, the conferees direct the 
General Services Administration to provide the utilization 
rates of existing and proposed courtrooms with any request for 
new construction, replacement, or expansion of court space.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate authorizing the General Services Administration to 
re-acquire the parcel of land on Block 111, East Denver, 
Denver, Colorado, which was sold at public auction by the 
Federal government to the present owner of the property.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate which provides that funds provided in fiscal year 
1993 for the Hilo, Hawaii, federal building shall be expended 
for the planning and design of the Mauna Kea Astronomy 
Educational Center.
      The conference agreement deletes language proposed by the 
Senate regarding funding for the design of the Department of 
Transportation headquarters building and landing rights at 
Denver International Airport.
      The conference agreement includes language included in 
the House reported bill which provides that of the funds 
provided for non-prospectus construction projects, $2,100,000 
shall be available for acquisition, lease, construction, and 
equipping of flexiplace telecommuting centers.
      The conferees have also agreed to include language in the 
bill permitting the General Services Administration to 
purchase, at the appropriate price, real estate essential to 
meet security interests related to the successful completion of 
the new courthouse in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
      The conferees have provided $668,031,000 for repairs and 
alterations as proposed by the Senate instead of $655,031,000 
as proposed by the House. The conference agreement provides 
that $161,500,000 of the funds shall not be available for 
obligation until September 30, 1999, instead of $19,000,000 as 
proposed by the House and $323,800,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      The amount provided includes $25,000,000 for the 
chlorofluorocarbons program and $25,000,000 for the energy 
program as proposed by the Senate instead of $18,500,000 for 
each program as proposed by the House.
      The conferees have agreed to list in the bill the amounts 
provided for each of the projects and activities to be 
undertaken under Repairs and Alterations as proposed by the 
Senate. Accordingly, there is no need for GSA to submit the 
plan for program execution called for in the House report.
      The conference agreement includes the language contained 
in the Senate bill regarding the use of funds for security 
improvements.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the House which provides that funds provided in Public Law 103-
329 for the IRS Service Center in Holtsville, New York, shall 
remain available until September 30, 1999.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate which: provides that $100,000 shall be used to 
address lighting issues at the Byrne-Green Federal Courthouse 
in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; provides that $1,600,000 shall 
be used to complete alterations at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 
Courthouse; and provides that $1,100,000 may be used to provide 
a new fence for the Suitland Federal Complex in Suitland, 
Maryland.
      The conferees have provided $215,764,000 for installment 
acquisition payments as proposed by the House and the Senate.
      The conferees have provided $2,583,261,000 for rental of 
space as proposed by the Senate instead of $2,580,461,000 as 
proposed by the House. The conference agreement provides that 
$15,000,000 of the funds provided shall not be available for 
obligation until September 30, 1999, instead of $51,667,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have provided $1,554,772,000 for building 
operations as proposed by the House and the Senate. The 
conference agreement provides that $68,000,000 of the funds 
provided shall not be available for obligation until September 
30, 1999, instead of $223,000,000 as proposed by the House and 
$31,095,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement provides that $475,000 shall be 
available for the 1999 Women's World Cup soccer event and that 
$600,000 shall be available for the 1999 World Alpine Ski 
Championships.

                    PUBLIC SERVICE RECOGNITION WEEK

      The conferees recognize that Public Service Recognition 
Week, a program of the Public Employees Roundtable, has 
educated America about the value of the career workforce which 
carries out the daily operations ofgovernment. This program, 
which has existed for over ten years, plays an important role in 
educating our nation's youth and providing them with timely information 
about their government. The conferees urge the General Services 
Administration to support the mission of the Public Employees 
Roundtable and provide administrative and logistical assistance 
equaling $100,000 for carrying out its Public Service Recognition Week 
activities.

              LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, CIVIC CENTER TRUST

      The conferees are aware that the U.S. Courthouse in Los 
Angeles, California, will be serving as the cornerstone for an 
economic revitalization of the Civic Center neighborhood, where 
currently more than 50 public and private projects are in 
various stages of development. The Los Angeles City Civic 
Center Trust, established by Project Restore, a nonprofit 
organization, will facilitate and coordinate this 
revitalization. The conferees urge the General Services 
Administration to continue its current work and support the 
mission of the Los Angeles Civic Center Trust by providing 
planning, administrative, and logistical support for its 
activities.

            RONALD REAGAN COURTHOUSE--SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA

      The conferees understand that none of the artwork 
acquired for the Ronald Reagan Courthouse in Santa Ana, 
California, recognizes President Reagan. The conferees urge the 
General Services Administration to acquire and display artwork 
that appropriately commemorates President Reagan. Further, the 
conferees urge the General Services Administration to work with 
the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum to determine 
the feasibility of maintaining a rotating exhibit at the Ronald 
Reagan Courthouse.

                        PRESIDENT HARRY S TRUMAN

      The conferees note that there is no major recognition of 
President Harry S Truman in the Nation's Capital. The conferees 
request that the General Services Administration review such 
proposals as may exist and report to the Committees on 
Appropriations no later than June 1, 1999.

                         POLICY AND OPERATIONS

      The conference agreement appropriates $109,594,000 for 
Policy and Operations instead of $108,494,000 as proposed by 
the House and $106,494,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees direct that $2,000,000 be provided for the pilot 
project in digital learning technologies as described in the 
House report and that $1,000,000 be used to initiate a digital 
education project.
      The conferees have also included language in the bill 
that provides that $100,000 of the funds appropriated shall be 
provided to the Property Disposal activity of this account. 
This amount represents the estimated fair market value of the 
property to be conveyed to the City of Racine, Wisconsin, as 
described in section 409 of the bill.
      The conferees have modified language proposed by the 
Senate regarding the Old Post Office at 1100 Pennsylvania 
Avenue in Washington, D.C., to make the language applicable 
only for fiscal year 1999 and to require that the comprehensive 
plan for use of the property also be approved by the Senate 
Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

       SURPLUS EQUIPMENT TO SCHOOLS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

      The conferees urge the General Services Administration, 
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 to 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.
      All Federal agencies are required, to the extent 
permitted by law and after determining that the equipment is 
excess to their needs, to give highest preference to schools 
and nonprofit organizations in the transfer of educationally 
useful Federal computer equipment. Agencies are required to 
inventory all computer equipment and identify in their 
inventories their excess and surplus equipment. Federal 
agencies are also required to report to GSA the transfer of any 
personal property, including computer equipment, made to 
nongovernmental entities such as schools.
      The conferees commend GSA and the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy (OSTP) for the progress that has been made 
simplifying and improving the Federal Surplus Computer Donation 
Program. One remaining hurdle for schools interested in 
participating in the program is the lack of operating systems 
on many donated computers. The conferees urge GSA and OSTP to 
work together with operating system providers to develop a 
partnership with those providers similar to the partnership 
that has already been formed with van lines to assist in 
transporting donated computers. The goal of this partnership 
would be to provide operating systems to schools which receive 
computers through the donation program.

         FEDERAL OFFICE BUILDING IN COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO

      The Federal building located at 1520 Willamette Ave. in 
Colorado Springs, Colorado, is owned by GSA and is currently 
leased to the U.S. Air Force Space Command. It is the 
conferees' understanding that Space Command is moving ahead 
with options to vacate the facility. In the event that Space 
Command does not renew its lease and the facility becomes 
vacant and is deemed surplus, the conferees urge GSA to 
strongly consider the U.S. Olympic Committee's (USOC) need for 
additional space and to give priority to the USOC's request to 
gain title or acquire the property.

          GENERAL PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

      Section 401. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which provides that accounts 
available to GSA shall be credited with certain funds received 
from government corporations. The provision was also included 
in the House reported bill.
      Section 402. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which provides that funds 
available to GSA shall be available for the hire of passenger 
motor vehicles. The provision was also included in the House 
reported bill.
      Section 403. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which authorizes GSA to 
transfer funds within the Federal Buildings Fund to meet 
program requirements. A similar provision was included in the 
House reported bill.
      Section 404. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which prohibits the use of 
funds to submit a fiscal year 2000 budget request for 
courthouse construction projects that do not meet design guide 
criteria, do not reflect the priorities of the Judicial 
Conference of the United States, and are not accompanied by a 
standardized courtroom utilization study. A similar provision 
was included in the House reported bill.
      Section 405. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which provides that no funds 
may be used to increase the amount of occupiable square feet or 
provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any other 
service usually provided, to any agency which does not pay the 
requested rental rates. The provision was also included in the 
House reported bill.
      Section 406. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which provides that funds 
provided by the Information Technology Fund for pilot 
information technology projects may be repaid to the Fund. The 
provision was also included in the House reported bill.
      Section 407. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate which permits GSA to pay 
claims of up to $250,000 arising from construction projects and 
the acquisition of buildings. The provision was also included 
in the House reported bill.
      Section 408. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate providing $5,000,000 for the 
demolition, cleanup, and conveyance of the property at block 
35, and lot 2 of block 36 in Anchorage, Alaska. The House bill 
contained no similar provision.
      Section 409. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate authorizing GSA to convey the 
property which contains the U.S. Army Reserve Center in Racine, 
Wisconsin, to the City of Racine. The Senate language has been 
amended by deleting the phrase ``without consideration.'' The 
House reported bill contained a similar provision.
      Section 410. The conference agreement includes language 
proposed by the Senate directing the General Services 
Administration to enter into an operating lease to acquire 
space for the Department of Transportation headquarters. The 
House bill contained no similar provision.
      Section 411. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the House regarding the fees charged by 
GSA for the use of telecommuting centers by Federal agencies. 
The Senate bill contained no similar provision.
      Section 412. The conference agreement includes a 
provision proposed by the Senate authorizing GSA to transfer 
property in Dade County, Florida, to the University of Miami. 
The Senate language has been amended to allow a land exchange. 
The House reported bill contained a similar provision.
      Section 413. The conference agreement includes a 
provision directing GSA to reincorporate the elements of the 
original proposed design for the facade of the United States 
Courthouse project in London, Kentucky, into the revised design 
of the building. This will ensure that the construction of the 
new courthouse is compatible with the architectural character 
of the historic existing U.S. courthouse. The construction of 
the project should in no way be diminished in order to achieve 
this goal. This provision was included in the House reported 
bill.
      The conference agreement deletes language contained in 
section 411 of the Senate bill which appropriates $14,105,000 
for costs associated with the security of the Capitol complex. 
The conferees recognize the importance of Capitol security and 
have consulted with and deferred to the jurisdiction of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee to coordinate 
those requirements.

                 Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

      The conference agreement appropriates $4,250,000 for 
capitalization of the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund and 
operation of the United States Institute for Environmental 
Conflict Resolution as proposed by the House. The Senate did 
not include funds for this activity.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board

      The conferees understand that an agreement has been 
reached between MSPB and its administrative judges regarding 
the establishment of a special pay classification for the 
administrative judges. The conferees are encouraged by this 
progress and urge MSPB to work with the proper House and Senate 
authorizing committees and the Office of Management and Budget 
so this agreement can be addressed in the fiscal year 2000 
budget submission and through appropriate legislative action.

              National Archives and Records Administration

                           OPERATING EXPENSES

      The conference agreement appropriates $224,614,000 for 
operating expenses of the National Archives and Records 
Administration instead of $216,753,000 as proposed by the House 
and $221,030,000 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees have 
included language delaying the availability of $7,861,000 of 
the funds appropriated until September 30, 1999, instead of 
$4,277,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees are aware that additional funds in the 
amount of $5,411,000 are required in fiscal year 1999 for Year 
2000 compliance.

                   NATIONAL PERSONNEL RECORDS CENTER

      The conferees are aware that in many instances veterans 
are experiencing significant delays, often as long as six 
months, when attempting to gain access to records they need to 
obtain medical assistance or other benefits from the National 
Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The conferees 
believe that this is unacceptable. The conferees are also aware 
that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) 
has initiated a business process re-engineering project at the 
center to address concerns about the timeliness of responses to 
veterans' requests. The implementation of this project will 
take about five years at a total cost of approximately 
$6,000,000. The goal of the program is to achieve case cycle 
time of 10 days or less. For fiscal year 1999, the NARA will be 
conducting a pilot test of the business process re-engineering 
program to validate the processes and methods that have been 
recommended. The conferees have been informed by NARA that this 
pilot test can be funded from within existing resources. The 
conferees further understand that the Archives plans to begin 
implementation of this program in fiscal year 2000. The 
conferees are very supportive of this extremely important 
effort and expect NARA to request the funds it needs to begin 
implementation of the program in the fiscal year 2000 budget.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

      The conference agreement appropriates $11,325,000 for 
repairs and restoration of Archives facilities as proposed by 
the Senate instead of $10,450,000 as proposed by the House. The 
conferees have not included language proposed by the Senate 
delaying the availability of $2,000,000 of the funds until 
September 30, 1999.
      The conference agreement includes language proposed by 
the Senate providing $875,000 for a requirements study and 
design of a facility in Anchorage, Alaska.

        National Historical Publications and Records Commission

                             GRANTS PROGRAM

      The conference agreement appropriates $10,000,000 for the 
Grants Program of the National Historical Publications and 
Records Commission instead of $6,000,000 as proposed by the 
House and $11,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have included language delaying the 
availability of $4,000,000 of the funds until September 30, 
1999, instead of $5,500,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees have agreed to provide $4,000,000 for a 
grant to the Center for Jewish History instead of $5,000,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. The conferees note, however, that a 
single grant of this size is far beyond the scope of activities 
normally undertaken by the National Historical Publications and 
Records Commission. For example, the Commission expects to 
fund, in whole or in part, 103 proposals with the $5,500,000 
provided in fiscal year 1998. Therefore, the conferees agree 
that the funds provided for the Center for Jewish History 
represent the total to be provided from this account.

                        United States Tax Court

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement appropriates $32,765,000 for the 
United States Tax Court as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$34,490,000 as proposed by the House.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                                This Act

      Sec. 501. The conferees agree to continue to limit the 
expenditure of appropriated funds to the current year, unless 
otherwise designated.
      Sec. 502. The conferees agree to continue to limit 
funding for consulting services.
      Sec. 503. The conferees agree to continue to prohibit the 
use of funds prohibiting the enforcement of Sec. 307 of the 
1930 Tariff Act. (Sec. 307 bans imported goods produced by 
slave/forced labor).
      Sec. 504. The conferees agree to continue the prohibition 
on transfer of control over FLETC.
      Sec. 505. The conferees agree to continue to protect 
civilian employee rights following assignment with the Armed 
Forces.
      Sec. 506. The conferees agree to continue the 
requirements on ``Buy American Act'' compliance.
      Sec. 507. The conferees agree to continue ``Sense of 
Congress'' language regarding purchase of American made 
equipment and products.
      Sec. 508. The conferees agree to continue to prohibit 
contract eligibility where fraudulent intent has been proven in 
affixing ``Made in America'' labels.
      Sec. 509. The conferees agree to a provision proposed by 
the House which prohibits funds to pay for an abortion or any 
administrative expenses for FEHBP plans that provide benefits 
or coverage for abortions.
      Sec. 510. The conferees agree to a provision proposed by 
the Senate in Title VI of this bill providing that Sec. 509 
shall not apply if the life of the mother is in danger or the 
pregnancy is the result of an act of rape or incest.
      Sec. 511. The conferees agree to a provision proposed by 
the Senate which authorizes the use of unobligated balances for 
certain purposes, providing that such requests be made in 
compliance with reprogramming guidelines.
      Sec. 512. 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.
      Sec. 513. The conferees have included language which 
provides that funds provided in this Act may be used to 
initiate or continue projects or activities, to the extent 
necessary, consistent with existing agency plans, to achieve 
Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion to ensure adequate funding until 
such time as supplemental appropriations are made available for 
that purpose. The language also includes a provision which 
requires agencies that use funds appropriated in this Act for 
Y2K conversion activities to restore funds to the program, 
project, or activity from which the funds were obligated when 
supplemental appropriations for Y2K conversion activities are 
made available.
      Sec. 514. The conferees agree to include a provision 
which provides for the appointment and reappointment of Staff 
Director and General Counsel of the Federal Election Commission 
as proposed by the House in the House-reported bill, instead of 
language proposed by the Senate.
      Sec. 515. The conferees agree to include a provision 
authorizing the payment of attorneys' fees, costs and sanctions 
by the Federal government in the case Association of American 
Physicians and Surgeons, Inc. v. Clinton from the White House 
Office Salaries and Expenses account, as proposed by the House 
in the House-reported bill.
      Sec. 516. The conferees agree to include a new provision 
authorizing the use of fifty percent of the fiscal year 1997 
unobligated balances available to the White House Salaries and 
Expenses account for the purposes of partially satisfying the 
conditions of Section 515.
      Sec. 517. The conferees have agreed to include language 
which makes technical corrections to the Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental and Native 
American Public Policy Act of 1992.
      Sec. 518. The conferees have agreed to include a new 
provision regarding cost accounting standards to contracts 
under the FEHBP.

                      TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

      Section 601. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
authorizing agencies to pay costs of travel to the United 
States for the immediate families of Federal employees assigned 
to foreign duty in the event of a death or a life threatening 
illness of the employee.
      Section 602. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal use of 
controlled substances.
      Section 603. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
authorizing reimbursement for travel, transportation, and 
subsistence expenses incurred for training classes, 
conferences, or other meetings in connection with the provision 
of child care services to Federal employees.
      Section 604. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
regarding price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the 
Federal government.
      Section 605. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
allowing funds made available to agencies for travel to also be 
used for quarters allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
      Section 606. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting the Government, with certain specified exceptions, 
from employing non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be 
in the continental U.S.
      Section 607. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
authorizing agencies to use funds to pay GSA bills for 
renovations and other services.
      Section 608. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
allowing agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste 
prevention programs with proceeds from the sale of materials 
recovered through such programs.
      Section 609. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
providing that funds may be used to pay rent and other service 
costs in the District of Columbia.
      Section 610. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting the use of appropriated funds to pay the salary of 
any nominee after the Senate voted not to approve the 
nomination.
      Section 611. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
precluding the financing of groups by more than one Federal 
agency absent prior and specific statutory approval.
      Section 612. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
authorizing the Postal Service to employ guards and give them 
the same special police powers as GSA guards.
      Section 613. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
      Section 614. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
limiting the pay increases of certain prevailing rate 
employees.
      Section 615. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
limiting the amount of funds that can be used for redecoration 
of offices under certain circumstances.
      Section 616. The conferees agree to modify a provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for the acquisition of 
additional law enforcement training facilities.
      Section 617. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
to allow for interagency funding of national security and 
emergency telecommunications initiatives.
      Section 618. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
requiring agencies to certify that a Schedule C appointment was 
not created solely or primarily to detail the employee to the 
White House.
      Section 619. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all of its workplaces are free from discrimination and 
sexual harassment.
      Section 620. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for travel expenses not directly 
related to official governmental duties.
      Section 621. The conferees agree to a new provision 
providing that no adjustment shall take effect in fiscal year 
1999 in the rates of basic pay for the statutory pay systems 
under section 5303 of title 5, United States Code.
      Section 622. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
which prohibits the use of appropriated funds in this or any 
other Act to acquire information technology which does not 
comply with part 39.106 (Year 2000 compliance) of the Federal 
acquisition regulations.
      Section 623. The conferees agree to continue the 
provision prohibiting the importation of any goods manufactured 
by forced or indentured child labor.
      Section 624. The conferees agree to modify a provision 
which prohibits the use of funds for Sunday premium pay to an 
employee unless the work was actually performed.
      Section 625. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
which prohibits the use of funds to prevent Federal employees 
from communicating with Congress or to take disciplinary or 
personnel actions against employees for such communication.
      Section 626. The conferees agree to a new provision that 
provides additional flexibility relating to the FTS 2000 
contract.
      Section 627. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
protect Federal law enforcement officers who intervene in 
certain situations.
      Section 628. The conferees agree to a new provision 
reforming Federal firefighters overtime pay.
      Section 629. The conferees agree to a new provision 
requiring a joint review by the Department of the Treasury, the 
Department of Justice, and the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy on the coordination of Southwest border counter drug 
activities.
      Section 630. The conferees agree to a new provision that 
provides that for fiscal year 1999 and each fiscal year 
thereafter, each executive agency of the Federal government 
shall make available at a minimum $50,000 for expenses 
necessary to carry out a flexiplace work telecommuting program.
      Section 631. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
amend permanent law to make Senior Executive Service 
Presidential Awards based upon base salary percentages of 20 
percent (for ``Meritorious Awards'') and 35 percent (for 
``Distinguished Awards'') rather than the current dollar 
amounts.
      Section 632. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
increase the formula used to calculate the aggregate amount 
available for performance awards to 10 percent of the Senior 
Executive Service pool or 20 percent of the average of annual 
rates of basic pay.
      Section 633. The conferees agree to a new provision 
regarding U.S. Government participation in the Universal Postal 
Union.
      Section 634. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
requiring the President to certify that no persons responsible 
for administering the Drug Free Workplace Program are 
themselves the subject of random drug testing.
      Section 635. The conferees agree to modify a provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
      Section 636. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting expenditure of funds for implementation of 
agreements in nondisclosure policies, without ``Whistleblower'' 
protection clauses.
      Section 637. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
which prohibits executive branch agencies from the use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes to 
support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
      Section 638. The conferees agree to a new provision 
requiring the OMB to do an accounting statement and associated 
report on the cumulative costs and benefits of Federal 
regulatory programs, as proposed by the Senate and make this 
provision applicable for one year only.
      Section 639. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
providing that no funds may be expended to provide an 
employee's home address to a labor organization except when the 
employee has authorized such a disclosure or such disclosure 
has been ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
      Section 640. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to establish 
scientific certification standards for explosives detection 
canines.
      Section 641. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting the use of appropriated funds to provide nonpublic 
information such as mailing or telephone lists to any person or 
organization outside of the Government.
      Section 642. The conferees agree to continue a provision 
prohibiting funding for publicity or propaganda purposes not 
authorized by Congress.
      Section 643. The conferees agree to a new provision that 
directs the U.S. Marshals Service to conduct a quarterly threat 
assessment on the Director of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy upon which the Director's security needs will be 
based.
      Section 644. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
expand section 636 of the Treasury, Postal Service and General 
Government Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 104-208) to 
include the judicial branch.
      Section 645. The conferees agree to a new provision 
directing employees to use ``official time'' in an honest 
effort to perform official duties. The conferees agree that 
this section does not affect the rights and responsibilities 
under Chapter 71 of title 5, United States Code.
      Section 646. The conferees agree to a new provision 
providing monetary relief to importers whose legally purchased 
goods were denied entry upon arrival because of changes in 
official policy.
      Section 647. The conferees agree to a new provision 
regarding pay for Federal employees. The conferees anticipate 
that the President will issue an Executive Order allocating the 
3.6 percent pay increase between an increase in rates of basic 
pay for the statutory pay systems under section 5303 of title 
5, United States Code, and increases in comparability-based 
locality payments for General Schedule employees under section 
5304. The conferees have not made the language more specific so 
that the President may exercise his discretion to distribute 
any amount allocated for comparability-based locality payments 
in the most appropriate fashion among the pay localities 
established by the President's Pay Agent.
      Section 648. The conferees agree to a new provision 
requiring the Postal Rate Commission to submit an annual report 
to Congress regarding international mail rates.
      Section 649. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
extend the sunset date for Section 2(f)(2) of the Undetectable 
Firearms Act of 1988 (18 U.S.C. 922 note) from 10 to 15 years.
      Section 650. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
direct the Customs Service, in consultation with the U.S. Trade 
Representative and the Department of Commerce, to report on the 
importation of certain grains.
      Section 651. The conferees agree to a new provision to 
designate the Eugene J. McCarthy Post Office Building.
      Section 652. The conferees agree to a new provision 
authorizing the use of credit card rebates to support the Joint 
Financial Management Improvement Program.
      Section 653. The conferees agree to a new provision 
addressing use of accrued leave as it applies to Senior 
Executive Service reduction in force actions.
      Section 654. The conferees agree to a new provision 
directing agencies to assess the impact of Federal regulations 
and policies on families.
      Section 655. The conferees include a new provision 
relating to the application of 18 U.S.C., Section 922(t).
      Section 656. The conferees agree to a new provision 
addressing contraceptive coverage in health plans participating 
in the FEHB program.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the House 
prohibiting the use of appropriated funds for new nonpostal 
commercial activities or pack and send services.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
prohibiting the acquisition of products produced by forced or 
indentured child labor.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
authorizing agencies to provide child care in federal or leased 
facilities. This issue is addressed in Title VII of this Act.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
expressing a sense of Congress that a postal stamp be created 
to commemorate Oskar Schindler.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
prohibiting the use of any funds in this Act to pay for 
abortions or administrative expenses of any FEHBP plans which 
provide abortion benefits. This provision is addressed in 
Section 509.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
authorizing the expenditure of funds for abortions under the 
FEHBP if the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy 
is the result of an act of rape or incest. This provision is 
addressed in Section 510.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
requiring any Senate or House bill or joint resolution of a 
public character to include a detailed analysis of the 
potential impact of such legislation on family well-being and 
on children.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
authorizing $420,000,000 in emergency funding for the Strategic 
Petroleum Reserve.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
expressing the sense of Congress that a postal stamp be created 
to honor the 150th Anniversary of Irish immigrants to the 
United States.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
authorizing the Community and Postal Participation Act of 1998.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
waiving Section 611 of this title to permit interagency funding 
of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
to permit the interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council.
      The conferees delete a provision included by the Senate 
allowing amounts appropriated in this Act to be transferred to 
the FLETC ACIRE account. The conferees address this 
appropriation in Title I of this Act.

              TITLE VII--CHILD CARE IN FEDERAL FACILITIES

      The conferees agree to include and modify a new title 
dealing with child care in Federal facilities, as proposed by 
the Senate.

            TITLE VIII--TECHNICAL AND CLARIFYING AMENDMENTS

      The conferees agree to delete a new title authorizing the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy proposed by the Senate 
and instead insert a new title regarding administration of the 
DC Retirement Trust Fund.

       TITLE IX--HAITIAN REFUGEE IMMIGRATION FAIRNESS ACT OF 1998

      The conferees agree to language addressing the 
immigration status of Haitians previously paroled into the 
United States, as proposed by the Senate.

                   CONFERENCE TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 1999 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 1998 amount, the 1999 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 1999 
follow:

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1998... $25,325,767,500
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 1999...........................................  26,839,489,000
House bill, fiscal year 1999............................  26,614,669,000
Senate bill, fiscal year 1999...........................  29,923,612,000
Conference agreement, fiscal year 1999..................  26,772,527,000
Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      1998..............................................  +1,446,759,500
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 1999..................................     -66,962,000
    House bill, fiscal year 1999........................    +157,858,000
    Senate bill, fiscal year 1999.......................  -3,151,085,000

                                   Jim Kolbe,
                                   Ernest Istook,
                                   Anne M. Northup,
                                   Bob Livingston,
                                   Joseph McDade
                                           (except for section 656),
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   Carrie P. Meek,
                                   David E. Price,
                                   David R. Obey
                                           (except for section 514 on 
                                               FEC),
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Ben Nighthorse Campbell,
                                   Richard Shelby,
                                   Lauch Faircloth,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Herb Kohl
                                           (with exception to section 
                                               514),
                                   Barbara A. Mikulski
                                           (with exception to section 
                                               514),
                                   Robert C. Byrd
                                           (with exception to section 
                                               514),
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.