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House Report 105-835 - Report of Committee Activities

[House Report 105-835]
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                                                 Union Calendar No. 476
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105th Congress                                                   Report
2d Session              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                105-835
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                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                       HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              R E P O R T

                                   of

                          COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

                       ONE HUNDRED FIFTH CONGRESS

                            January 7, 1997

                                through

                           December 19, 1998

                   Pursuant to Clause 1(d) of Rule XI




 December 30, 1998.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                               --------

                    U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE                    
69-006                     WASHINGTON : 1998




                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                        House of Representatives

                            (105th Congress)

                  BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana, Chairman

JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania       DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida            SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
RALPH REGULA, Ohio                   LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JERRY LEWIS, California              JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois         NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky              MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota
JOE SKEEN, New Mexico                JULIAN C. DIXON, California
FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia              VIC FAZIO, California
TOM DeLAY, Texas                     W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North 
JIM KOLBE, Arizona                       Carolina
RON PACKARD, California              STENY H. HOYER, Maryland
SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama              ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
JAMES T. WALSH, New York             MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio
CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina    DAVID E. SKAGGS, Colorado
DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio                NANCY PELOSI, California
ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma      PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana
HENRY BONILLA, Texas                 THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania 
JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan                \1\
DAN MILLER, Florida                  ESTEBAN EDWARD TORRES, California
JAY DICKEY, Arkansas                 NITA M. LOWEY, New York
JACK KINGSTON, Georgia               JOSE E. SERRANO, New York
MIKE PARKER, Mississippi             ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut
RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey  JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi         JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts
MICHAEL P. FORBES, New York          ED PASTOR, Arizona
GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, Jr.,           CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida
    Washington                       DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina
MARK W. NEUMANN, Wisconsin           CHET EDWARDS, Texas
RANDY ``DUKE'' CUNNINGHAM,           ROBERT E. (BUD) CRAMER, Jr., 
    California                           Alabama \2\
TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
TOM LATHAM, Iowa
ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama

                James W. Dyer, Clerk and Staff Director

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 Majority and Minority Members elected January 7, 1997.
\1\ Resigned from the Committee November 12, 1997.
\2\ Appointed to the Committee November 13, 1997.

                                  (ii)



                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                                  December 30, 1998
Hon. Newt Gingrich,
The Speaker,
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker:  I am pleased to transmit herewith a 
report on the activities of the Committee on Appropriations 
during the 105th Congress, pursuant to Clause 1(d) of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives.
    With best regards,
            Sincerely,
                                            Bob Livingston,
                                                          Chairman.

                                 (iii)
  

                                                 Union Calendar No. 476

105th Congress                                                   Report
 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                105-835
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  REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS DURING THE 
                             105TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

 December 30, 1998.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______


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

                              R E P O R T

    The Committee on Appropriations is the principal arm 
through which the House of Representatives exercises its 
constitutional responsibility to provide funds for the 
operations of the various activities of the Federal Government. 
Clause 1(b) of Rule X of the House provides that the Committee 
shall have jurisdiction over the ``Appropriation of the revenue 
for the support of the Government.'' This responsibility has 
basically been vested in the Committee since 1865.
    The Committee has been established by the House with a 
membership of 60 during the 105th Congress. With relatively few 
exceptions, the responsibilities of the Committee are carried 
out through its 13 Subcommittees which in turn report to the 
full Committee. The Subcommittees are organized essentially on 
a functional basis with recognition of the existing structure 
of the Departments and agencies within the Executive Branch. 
(The jurisdictional assignments of Subcommittees during the 
105th Congress are displayed in Appendix C.)

                                  (1)



                   SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS ACTIONS

    At the close of the 105th Congress, discretionary spending 
fell $125 billion below the President's projections for fiscal 
year 1999, that were included in his fiscal year 1994 budget. 
The cumulative number of program terminations made in the 
Committee developed bills over a 4-year period was 307. While 
holding the line on spending, important priorities were 
preserved and even increased. Some of these priorities 
included: Medical research at the National Institutes of Health 
(increased 15 percent in fiscal year 1999, increased 11 percent 
in fiscal year 1998); a $75 million increase for the Food 
Safety Initiative in fiscal year 1999 (the initiative was 
increased $34 million in fiscal year 1998); $210 million for a 
new safe schools initiative; a $100 million increase for the 
operation of the national parks for both fiscal year 1998 and 
fiscal year 1999; and a $1.2 billion initiative for placing 
100,000 teachers in the classroom.
    Essential emergency funds were also provided in the fiscal 
year 1999 Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act. The funding included: $7 billion in 
emergency supplemental aid for National Security and Military 
Readiness; a new $690 million initiative to combat the spread 
of illegal drug use; $6 billion in emergency aid to help 
farmers recover losses from weather and other disasters, and 
$2.4 billion for antiterrorism efforts in the wake of embassy 
bombings in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam.
    During both sessions of the 105th Congress, the Committee 
on Appropriations developed bills that restored the President's 
termination of the Education Block Grant ($375 million), the 
Local Law Enforcement Block Grant ($523 million), and the 
Juvenile Crime Block Grant ($250 million). Also restored was 
the proposed termination of the $650 million Child Survival and 
Disease Programs Fund in fiscal year 1998 and a $47 million cut 
to the programs in fiscal year 1999.
    An important emphasis was placed on channeling funding into 
block grant proposals, which send money directly to state and 
local governments, rather than programs that build new 
bureaucracies in Washington, D.C.
    During the 105th Congress, the 13 Subcommittees conducted 
315 days of hearings, receiving testimony from 5,928 witnesses. 
In the process, 172 volumes of hearings were generated, 
comprising 184,608 printed pages. The Committee also initiated 
or completed 72 reports from its Surveys and Investigations 
Staff and had underway or completed an additional 274 reports 
from the General Accounting Office during the 105th Congress.
    The following is a tabular display of the appropriations 
actions of the Committee during the 105th Congress indicating 
the various bill numbers, dates, report numbers, amounts, and 
public law numbers:

                                                                         HISTORY OF FISCAL YEAR 1998 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
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                                                                   House                                    Senate                                   Conference                    Public Law
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       Bill Number -------- Subcommittee           House Report No.                        Senate Report No. --                                                                 Public Law No. --
                                                    -------- Date     Vote Total --------      ------ Date      Vote Total --------    House Report No.    Vote Total --------     ------ Date
                                                       Reported           Date Passed            Reported           Date Passed      -------- Date Filed    Date Passed House       Approved
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    H.R. 2160 / S. 1033                                     105-178               392-32           105-51 \1\             99-0 \1\              105-252                399-18            105-86
 Agriculture                                                July 14              July 24              July 17              July 24             Sept. 17                Oct. 6           Nov. 18
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    H.R. 2267 / S. 1022                                     105-207              227-199           105-48 \1\             99-0 \1\              105-405               282-110           105-119
 Commerce-Justice-State                                     July 25             Sept. 30              July 16              July 29              Nov. 13               Nov. 13           Nov. 26
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    H.R. 2607 / S. 1156                                     105-298              203-202           105-75 \1\            viva voce              ( \2\ )         viva voce \2\           105-100
 District of Columbia                                        Oct. 6               Oct. 9              Sept. 9               Nov. 9   ...................              Nov. 12           Nov. 19
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    H.R. 2203 / S. 1004                                     105-190                418-7           105-44 \1\             99-0 \1\              105-271                404-17            105-62
 
 Energy and Water Development                               July 21              July 25              July 10              July 16             Sept. 26              Sept. 30           Oct. 13
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    H.R. 2159 / S. 955                                      105-176               375-49           105-35 \1\             91-8 \1\              105-401                333-76           105-118
 Foreign Operations                                         July 14              Sept. 4              June 24              July 17              Nov. 12               Nov. 13           Nov. 26
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    H.R. 2107                                               105-163              238-192               105-56                 93-3              105-337               233-171            105-83
 Interior                                                    July 1              July 15              July 22             Sept. 18              Oct. 22               Oct. 24           Nov. 14
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    H.R. 2264 / S. 1061                                     105-205               346-80           105-58 \1\             92-8 \1\              105-390                352-65            105-78
 Labor-HHS-Education                                        July 25             Sept. 17              July 24             Sept. 11               Nov. 7                Nov. 7           Nov. 13
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    H.R. 2209 / S. 1019                                     105-196              214-203           105-47 \1\        viva voce \1\              105-254               309-106            105-55
 Legislative                                                July 22              July 28              July 15              July 16             Sept. 18              Sept. 24            Oct. 7
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    H.R. 2016                                               105-150               395-14               105-52                 98-2              105-247                413-12            105-45
 Military Construction                                      June 24               July 8              July 17              July 22              Sept. 9              Sept. 16          Sept. 30
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    H.R. 2266 / S. 1005                                     105-206              322-105           105-45 \1\             94-4 \1\              105-265                356-65            105-56
 
 National Security                                          July 25              July 29              July 10              July 15             Sept. 23              Sept. 25            Oct. 8
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    H.R. 2169 / S. 1048                                     105-188                424-5           105-55 \1\                 98-1              105-313                401-21            105-66
 
 Transportation                                             July 16              July 23              July 22              July 30               Oct. 7                Oct. 9           Oct. 27
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    H.R. 2378 / S. 1023                                     105-240              231-192           105-49 \1\             99-0 \1\              105-284               220-207            105-61
 
 Treasury-Postal Service                                     Aug. 5             Sept. 17              July 16              July 22             Sept. 29              Sept. 30           Oct. 10
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    H.R. 2158 / S. 1034                                     105-175               397-31           105-53 \1\                 99-1              105-297                405-21            105-65
 
 VA-HUD-Independent Agencies                                July 11              July 16              July 17              July 22               Oct. 6                Oct. 8           Oct. 27
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\1\ Reference information related to Senate initiated bill.
 
\2\ House agreed to the Senate amendment with an amendment pursuant to H. Res. 324.


                                                                   1998 APPROPRIATIONS
                                                                  [Dollars in millions]
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                                                                    President's Request                 1998 Bills               Bills vs. President's
                                                               --------------------------------------------------------------           Request
                    Fiscal Year 1998 Bills                                                                                   ---------------------------
                                                                Discretionary    Mandatory   Discretionary \1\    Mandatory   Discretionary   Mandatory
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Agriculture (P.L. 105-86).....................................       $14,074       $38,210          $13,751         $35,799          -$323       -$2,411
Commerce-Justice-State (P.L. 105-119).........................        31,559           502           31,280             504           -280             2
District of Columbia (P.L. 105-100)...........................           777             0              855               0             78             0
Energy and Water (P.L. 105-62)................................        22,634             0           20,732               0         -1,902             0
Foreign Operations (P.L. 105-118) \2\.........................        16,844            44           13,147              44         -3,697             0
Interior (P.L. 105-83)........................................        13,747            55           13,799              54             52           (*)
Labor, HHS, Education (P.L. 105-78)...........................        80,130       199,165           80,403         196,487            273        -2,678
Legislative (P.L. 105-55).....................................         2,395            92            2,251              92           -144             0
Military Construction (P.L. 105-45)...........................         8,383             0            9,183               0            800             0
National Security (P.L. 105-56)...............................       243,727           197          247,512             197          3,785             0
Transportation (P.L. 105-66)..................................        12,470           646           12,411             653            -60             7
Treasury, Postal Service (P.L. 105-61)........................        13,201        12,885           12,735          12,850           -466           -35
VA-HUD (P.L. 105-65)..........................................        69,480        21,543           68,575          21,543           -905             0
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      Total, Regular Bills....................................       529,420       273,340          526,632         268,224         -2,788        -5,115
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Fiscal Year 1997 Supplementals and Rescissions
 
Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for disasters and
 peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia (P.L. 105-18):
    Emergency Appropriations..................................         6,895             0            7,405               0            510             0
    Regular Appropriations....................................           143           757              592             937            448           180
    Rescissions and offsets...................................        -5,263             0           -8,017               0         -2,754             0
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* Less than $500,000.
 
\1\ Does not include emergency appropriations totaling $571 million for fiscal year 1998.
 
\2\ President's request includes $3.5 billion for the International Monetary Fund.

                     Fiscal Year 1997 Supplementals

                      1st Session--105th Congress

H.R. 1469--Making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        disasters and peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. Vetoed 
        June 9, 1997.

H.R. 1871--Making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        disasters and peacekeeping efforts in Bosnia. Approved 
        June 12, 1997 (P.L. 105-18).

                       Technical Corrections Bill

                      1st Session--105th Congress

H.J. Res. 25--Making technical corrections to P.L. 104-208. 
        Approved February 3, 1997 (P.L. 105-1).

                            Release of Funds

                      1st Session--105th Congress

H.J. Res. 36--Approving the Presidential finding related to the 
        UN population planning program. Approved February 28, 
        1997 (P.L. 105-3).

                Fiscal Year 1998 Continuing Resolutions

                      1st Session--105th Congress

H.J. Res. 94--Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 
        1998. Provided funding for various government 
        activities for the period October 1 thru October 23, 
        1997. Approved September 30, 1997 (P.L. 105-46).

H.J. Res. 97--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1998. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period October 23 thru 
        November 7, 1997. Approved October 23, 1997 (P.L. 105-
        64).

H.J. Res. 101--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1998. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period November 7 thru 
        November 9, 1997. Approved November 7, 1997 (P.L. 105-
        68).

H.J. Res. 104--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1998. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period November 9 thru 
        November 10, 1997. Approved November 9, 1997 (P.L. 105-
        69).
H.J. Res. 105--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1998. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period November 10 thru 
        November 14, 1997. Approved November 10, 1997 (P.L. 
        105-71).

H.J. Res. 106--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1998. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period November 14 thru 
        November 26, 1997. Approved November 14, 1997 (P.L. 
        105-84).

                                                                         HISTORY OF FISCAL YEAR 1999 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
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                                                                   House                                    Senate                                   Conference                    Public Law
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       Bill Number -------- Subcommittee           House Report No.                        Senate Report No. --                                                                 Public Law No. --
                                                    -------- Date     Vote Total --------      ------ Date      Vote Total --------    House Report No.    Vote Total --------     ------ Date
                                                       Reported           Date Passed            Reported           Date Passed      -------- Date Filed    Date Passed House       Approved
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          H.R. 4101 / S. 2159                               105-588               373-48              105-212                 97-2              105-763                333-53            Vetoed
 Agriculture                                                June 19              June 24              June 11              July 16               Oct. 2                Oct. 2     Oct. 7  (\1\)
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          H.R. 4276 / S. 2260                               105-636              225-203              105-235                 99-0   ...................  ....................  ................
 Commerce-Justice-State                                     July 20               Aug. 6               July 2              July 23   ...................  ....................            (\1\)
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          H.R. 4380 / S. 2333                               105-670              214-206              105-254   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
 District of Columbia                                        Aug. 3               Aug. 7              July 21   ...................  ...................  ....................            (\1\)
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          H.R. 4060 / S. 2138                               105-581                405-4              105-206                 98-1              105-749                389-25           105-245
 Energy and Water Development                               June 16              June 22               June 5              June 18             Sept. 25              Sept. 28            Oct. 7
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          H.R. 4569 / S. 2334                               105-719              255-161              105-255                 90-3   ...................  ....................  ................
 Foreign Operations                                        Sept. 15             Sept. 17              July 21              Sept. 2   ...................  ....................            (\1\)
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          H.R. 4193 / S. 2237                               105-609              245-181              105-227   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
 Interior                                                    July 8              July 23              June 26   ...................  ...................  ....................            (\1\)
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          H.R. 4274 / S. 2440                               105-635   ...................             105-300   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
 Labor-HHS-Education                                        July 20   ...................             Sept. 8   ...................  ...................  ....................            (\1\)
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          H.R. 4112 / S. 2137                               105-595              235-179              105-204                 90-9              105-734                356-65           105-275
 Legislative                                                June 23              June 25               June 5              July 21             Sept. 22              Sept. 24           Oct. 21
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          H.R. 4059 / S. 2160                               105-578               396-10              105-213            viva voce              105-647                 417-1           105-237
 Military Construction                                      June 16              June 22              June 11              June 25              July 24               July 29          Sept. 20
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          H.R. 4103 / S. 2132                               105-591               358-61              105-200                 97-2              105-746                369-43           105-262
 National Security                                          June 22              June 24               June 4              July 30             Sept. 25              Sept. 28           Oct. 17
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          H.R. 4328 / S. 2307                               105-648               391-25              105-249                 90-1              105-825                333-95           105-277
 Transportation                                             July 24              July 30              July 15              July 24              Oct. 19               Oct. 20    Oct. 21  (\1\)
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          H.R. 4104 / S. 2312
 Treasury-Postal Service                                    105-592
                                                            June 22              218-203
                                                                                 July 16              105-251
                                                                                                      July 15                 91-5
                                                                                                                           Sept. 3              105-760
                                                                                                                                                 Oct. 1
                                                                                                                                         --------------
                                                                                                                                                105-789
                                                                                                                                                 Oct. 7   ....................
                                                                                                                                                          ....................
 
                                                                                                                                                                      290-137
                                                                                                                                                                       Oct. 7   ................
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                                                                                                                                                                                          (\1\)
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          H.R. 4194 / S. 2168                               105-610              259-164              105-216            viva voce              105-769                409-14           105-276
 VA-HUD-Independent Agencies                                 July 8              July 29              June 12              July 30               Oct. 5                Oct. 6           Oct. 21
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\1\ Became part of the Fiscal Year 1999 Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (H.R. 4328 / H. Rept. 105-825); October 21, 1998, Public Law 105-277.


                                                                   1999 APPROPRIATIONS
                                                                  [Dollars in millions]
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                                                                    President's Request                 1999 Bills               Bills vs. President's
                                                               --------------------------------------------------------------           Request
                    Fiscal Year 1999 Bills                                                                                   ---------------------------
                                                                Discretionary    Mandatory   Discretionary \1\    Mandatory   Discretionary   Mandatory
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Agriculture (P.L. 105-277)....................................       $13,671       $44,392            $13,692       $42,246            $21       -$2,146
Commerce-Justice-State (P.L. 105-277) \2\.....................        33,898           546             33,180           546           -718           (*)
District of Columbia (P.L. 105-277) \2\.......................           486             0                620             0            133             0
Energy and Water (P.L. 105-245) \2\...........................        21,296             0             21,068             0           -228             0
Foreign Operations (P.L. 105-277) \3\.........................        31,940            45             31,227            45           -714             0
Interior (P.L. 105-277).......................................        14,065            59             13,927            59           -138             0
Labor, HHS, Education (P.L. 105-277)..........................        84,549       208,786             83,287       208,636         -1,262          -150
Legislative (P.L. 105-276)....................................         2,467            94              2,350            94           -117           (*)
Military Construction (P.L. 105-237)..........................         7,784             0              8,450             0            666             0
National Security (P.L. 105-262) \4\..........................       250,797           202            250,311           202           -486             0
Transportation (P.L. 105-277) \2\, \5\........................        12,775           684             13,026           684            251             0
Treasury, Postal Service (P.L. 105-277).......................        13,580        13,614             13,443        13,614           -137             0
VA-HUD (P.L. 105-276) \2\.....................................        70,343        22,276             70,155        22,276           -188             0
Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations
 Act, 1999 (P.L. 105-277).....................................             0             0             -2,400             0         -2,400             0
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Regular Bills....................................       557,651       290,696            552,334       288,400         -5,317        -2,295
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Fiscal Year 1998 Supplementals and Rescissions
Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act (P.L. 105-
 174):
    Emergency Appropriations..................................        -4,121             0              5,448             0          9,569             0
    Regular Appropriations \6\................................        17,940           550                142           550        -17,798           (*)
    Rescissions and offsets...................................           -46             0             -2,731             0         -2,684             0
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* Less than $500,000.
 
\1\ Does not include emergency appropriations totaling $21.4 billion for fiscal year 1999.
 
\2\ Includes funds appropriated in sections 102 through 134 of Division A of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and
  Rescissions Act, 1999  (P.L. 105-277).
 
\3\ Includes $17.9 billion for the International Monetary Fund.
 
\4\ Includes non-emergency funds appropriated in Division B of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act,
  1999 (P.L. 105-277).
 
\5\ Includes $1.1 billion in transit budget authority counted as obligation limitations for the purpose of 302 allocation enforcement.
 
\6\ The President requested $17.9 billion as a FY 1998 supplemental for the International Monetary Fund. These funds were provided in the regular FY
  1999 Foreign Operations bill.

                     Fiscal Year 1998 Supplementals

                       2d Session--105th Congress

H.R. 3579--Making emergency supplemental appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1998. Approved May 1, 1998 (P.L. 105-174).

                Fiscal Year 1999 Continuing Resolutions

                       2d Session--105th Congress

H.J. Res. 128--Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 
        1999. Provided funding for various government 
        activities for the period October 1 thru October 9, 
        1998. Approved September 25, 1998 (P.L. 105-240).

H.J. Res. 133--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1999. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period October 9 thru 
        October 12, 1998. Approved October 9, 1998 (P.L. 105-
        249).

H.J. Res. 134--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1999. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period October 12 thru 
        October 14, 1998. Approved October 12, 1998 (P.L. 105-
        254).

H.J. Res. 135--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1999. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period October 14 thru 
        October 16, 1998. Approved October 14, 1998 (P.L. 105-
        257).

H.J. Res. 136--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1999. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period October 16 thru 
        October 20, 1998. Approved October 16, 1998 (P.L. 105-
        260).

H.J. Res. 137--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 1999. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period October 20 thru 
        October 21, 1998. Approved October 20, 1998 (P.L. 105-
        273).

                Omnibus Consolidations--Fiscal Year 1999

H.R. 4328--The Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1999. Provides full year funding 
        for the programs that were originally in the following 
        regular individual bills, in addition to Department of 
        Transportation appropriations which this bill initially 
        only contained; H.R. 4101, H.R. 4276, H.R. 4380, H.R. 
        4569, H.R. 4193, H.R. 4274, H.R. 4104. Approved October 
        21, 1998 (P.L. 105-277). It also provides emergency 
        supplemental appropriations.

                             OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of Rule X the Committee 
submitted the following Oversight Plan on February 10, 1997.
    ``For the 105th Congress the Committee intends to proceed 
in the following manner:
    1. Budget Overview Hearings. Immediately upon receipt of 
the President's budget the Committee will conduct its annual 
budget overview hearings on the recommendations of the 
President. These hearings will take testimony from the 
Secretary of the Treasury, the Chairman of the President's 
Council of Economic Advisers, and the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget.
    2. Subcommittee Hearings. The Appropriations Committee has 
a long tradition of in-depth analysis of the President's 
pending budget as well as the effective use of previously 
appropriated resources. For example, during the 104th Congress 
the Committee on Appropriations held 457 days of hearings, took 
testimony from 6,999 witnesses, and published 170 volumes of 
hearings totaling 174,576 pages. This level of oversight and 
investigation will continue during this Congress.
    3. Investigations. In addition to formal oversight, the 
Committee utilizes various investigative agencies to conduct 
in-depth analysis of specific problem areas. These 
investigations are conducted by the Committee's own Surveys and 
Investigations Staff, the General Accounting Office, the 
Congressional Research Service, and the Office of Technology 
Assessment. In the previous Congress, the Committee received 63 
Surveys and Investigations studies and 191 investigative 
reports from the GAO.
    4. Appropriations Bills. The ultimate exercise of oversight 
is the `power of the purse' which the Committee takes as its 
highest responsibility. This allocation of scarce Federal 
dollars demands strict compliance with all budgetary concepts 
and strictures. The Committee intends to follow the 
requirements of the Congressional Budget and Control Act with 
regard to the subdivision of budget authority and outlays to 
the 13 subcommittees. Appropriations bills will be developed in 
accordance with the results of all the oversight activities in 
paragraphs 1, 2, and 3, above and brought to the floor for 
consideration within all relevant budgetary constraints.''

                           Oversight Actions

    For the 105th Congress, the Committee accomplished its 
oversight plan. As stated earlier, the Committee conducted 
extensive hearings. In the matter following this section, the 
details of investigations conducted by and for the Committee 
are provided. As a result of these hearings and investigations, 
the Committee was able to produce appropriations bills that 
were within all relevant budgetary constraints for the 105th 
Congress.
               INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE COMMITTEE

    In addition to and in support of the regular hearing 
process, the Committee conducted numerous studies of Federal 
projects and activities designed to assist in reaching 
decisions on specific funding levels covering a wide range of 
subjects. These studies were conducted by the Committee's 
Surveys and Investigations Staff, which has been in continuous 
existence since 1943.
    The Committee has, over a number of years, delegated the 
authority to originate requests for investigations to its 
Subcommittees, with the concurrence of the Chairman and Ranking 
Minority Member of the Full Committee required to implement 
such requests.
    When an investigation is ordered, expert investigators are 
assembled to conduct it and render a report thereon for the use 
of the Committee. The Committee delegates to this Staff the 
responsibility for selection of individual investigators, the 
criteria being competence and objectivity.
    During the 105th Congress, the Surveys and Investigations 
Staff was tasked to conduct 72 investigations of operations and 
programs of various departments and agencies of the Federal 
Government and, in addition, completed and reported to the 
Committee on 11 investigations that had been directed during 
previous Congresses. Some of these efforts were of long 
duration, resulted in the preparation of multiple investigative 
products, and involved a sizable number of investigators. 
Examples of this type of investigation include an examination 
of the Readiness of Department of Defense Forces; Executive 
Branch Year 2000 Programming Deficiencies, Countermeasures 
Programs and Activities; U.S. Forest Service, Department of 
Agriculture (1) Controls and Funding Allocation Mechanisms (2) 
Project 615 and (3) Equal Opportunity Activities; and FBI 
International Operations.
    Other investigations of shorter duration and with fewer 
investigators assigned, provided a quick response to the 
Committee. An example of such an inquiry was the one dealing 
with the Department of Energy Use of Funds For the Soviet-
Designed Reactor Safety Program. This effort was highly focused 
and the period from the receipt of the request to its 
completion was approximately 10 weeks.
    Most investigations undertaken by the Surveys and 
Investigations Staff fell somewhere in between the above 
extremes in terms of duration and the number of investigators 
committed. Notable examples of investigations conducted during 
the 105th Congress include:
        --Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, 
        Infants, and Children
        --NOAA Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System
        --Certain Programs and Activities of the Tennessee 
        Valley Authority
        --Department of Energy Contracting Activities and 
        Operations
        --Relocation of U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army 
        South From Panama
        --Administration, Management, and FY 1998 Budget 
        Request of the Pentagon Renovation Project
        --The U.S. Air Force F-22 Program
        --National Railroad Passenger Corporation's Accounting 
        For Appropriated Funds
    During the 105th Congress, a total of 109 professionals, 
variously consisting of a small number of permanent staff, 
personnel on loan from 8 agencies of the Federal Government, as 
well as contractors were utilized to conduct these 
investigations and prepare the reports. A summary of the 
investigations requested by the various Subcommittees and 
completed or started during the 105th Congress follows. Twelve 
investigations dealt with classified intelligence matters and 
consequently are not otherwise identified below.
 Studies Completed or Started By the Surveys and Investigations Staff 
              Committee on Appropriations, 105th Congress
                             full committee
--Committee's Local Area Network and Appropriations Decision Support 
        System (ADSS)
                              agriculture
--Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and 
        Children
                      commerce, justice and state
--Diplomatic Telecommunications Service
--Intelligence Matter VII (97)
--Intelligence Matter VIII (97)
--NOAA Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System
--NOAA National Weather Service Automation Modernization Effort
                          district of columbia
--Preliminary Survey--District of Columbia Financial Management 
        Structure
--District of Columbia Financial Responsibility and Management 
        Assistance Authority Fiscal Year 1997 Supplemental Budget 
        Request
--District of Columbia Contracting and Grant Practices and Procedures
                      energy and water development
--Certain Programs and Activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority
--Department of Energy Contracting Activities and Operations
--Department of Energy Use of Funds For the Soviet-Designed Reactor 
        Safety Program
--Department of Energy Non-Competitive Grant and Contract Awards
--Department of Energy Implementation of Section 501, Public Law 105-62 
        ``Energy and Water Appropriations Act of 1998'' in Connection 
        With Its Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) Program
                                interior
--U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture (1) Controls and 
        Funding Allocation Mechanisms (2) Project 615 and (3) Equal 
        Opportunity Activities
                         military construction
--U.S. Navy Family Housing in Naples, Italy
--Military Construction Programs of the Army and Air National Guard
--Military Construction Requirements of DOD Intelligence Agencies and 
        Organizations
--Military Housing Privatization Initiative/Housing Revitalization 
        Support Office
--Service Academy Military Construction Requirements
--Relocation of U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Army South From Panama
                           national security
--U.S. Army's Crusader Program
--DOD Military Traffic Management Command Reengineering Personnel 
        Property Initiative
--Safety Practices and Procedures and the Financial Management 
        Practices Associated With DOD Operational Support Aircraft
--Activities and FY 1998 Budget Request of the DOD Washington 
        Headquarters Service
--Administration, Management, and FY 1998 Budget Request of the 
        Pentagon Renovation Project
--Activities and FY 1998 Budget Request of the American Forces 
        Information Service
--FY 1998 Budget Activities--Other Procurement, Army
--FY 1998 Budget Activities--Other Procurement, Navy
--FY 1998 Budget Activities--Other Procurement, Air Force
--DOD Financial Management--Actions Related to Funding Contingency 
        Operations and the Impact Such Operations Have on U.S. Combat 
        Power
--F/A-18 Cockpit Video Recorders
--Department of the Navy Financial Management of Its Activities Funded 
        in the Defense Business Operations Fund
--Activities and FY 1998 Budget Request of the Defense Finance and 
        Accounting Service
--DOD Operations and Maintenance Accounts Funding Levels For FY 1998 in 
        Defense-Wide Activities As Well As the National Guard and 
        Reserve Components
--Services and Direct Patient Care Provided At U.S. Naval Medical 
        Centers
--DOD Support To Special Events and International Games
--The U.S. Air Force F-22 Program
--FY 1999 Budget Activities, Operations and Maintenance, Defense-Wide
--DOD Information Technology Programs Described in Information 
        Technology Exhibit 43
--Management and Operation of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of 
        Defense (Reserve Affairs)
--LPD-17 Class of Amphibious Assault Ships
--Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service Financial Management 
        Practices
--Defense Reform Initiative Relating to Improved Supply and Inventory 
        Management In the Department of Defense
--FY 1999 Budget Activities--Other Procurement, Navy
--FY 1999 Budget Activities--Other Procurement, Air Force
--FY 1999 Budget Activities--Other Procurement, Army
--SC-21 Ship Development Program
--Readiness of Department of Defense Forces
--DOD Aviation Mission Capable Rates and Readiness
--Army Special Access Programs Budget Activities
--Defense Health Program Budget Activities
--U.S. Army's Force XXI Initiative
--DOD Funding of the Civil Air Patrol Corporation
--FY 2000 Army Other Procurement Request
--FY 2000 Navy Other Procurement Request
--FY 2000 Air Force Other Procurement Request
--Management Practices of the DOD's Information Technology Program
--Department of Defense Headquarters and Administrative Activities and 
        Expenses
--DOD Real Property and Facilities
--Crusader Program of the U.S. Army
--Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Program of the Department of 
        Defense
--Security Programs Subactivities in the Operation and Maintenance 
        Accounts of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps
--FY 2000 Defense Environmental Accounts and the Overseas Humanitarian, 
        Disaster, and Civil Aid Program
--Intelligence Matter VI (94)
--Intelligence Matter II (95)
--Intelligence Matter III (95)
--Intelligence Matter I (97)
--Intelligence Matter II (97)
--Intelligence Matter III (97)
--Intelligence Matter IV (97)
--Intelligence Matter V (97)
--Intelligence Matter VI (97)
--Intelligence Matter I (98)
                             transportation
--National Railroad Passenger Corporation's Accounting For Appropriated 
        Funds
--Federal Aviation Administration Potomac TRACON Project
                                treasury
--Internal Accounting, Budgetary Development and Fiscal Requirements 
        Processes of the U.S. Secret Service
--Budgetary and Accounting Systems of the Internal Revenue Service
--Executive Branch Year 2000 Programming Deficiencies, Countermeasures 
        Programs and Activities
--Mission and Functions of the Office of Personnel Management
                    va, hud and independent agencies
--FEMA Disaster Relief Fund and the Activities of the Urban Search and 
        Rescue Teams
--Organizational Structure and Management of the Environmental 
        Protection Agency

    With respect to the above listing, it should be noted that 
since that studies originate with the Subcommittees, any 
information developed during the course of an investigation is 
reported to the Subcommittee which requested such study or 
examination as well as the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member 
of the Full Committee. This information may be released for 
publication only when the Subcommittee so determines as 
provided by Section 8 of the Committee's rules.

                      SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE GAO

    In addition to the information made available to the 
Committee through its Surveys and Investigation Staff, the 
Committee also utilizes the resources of the General Accounting 
Office. The Committee receives a copy of every GAO report 
addressed to the Congress. In recent years the scope of the GAO 
auditing and review capability has been enlarged to include 
management surveys. For over 20 years the GAO has extracted 
from those reports and compiled in separate volumes a list of 
so-called ``significant audit findings'' for special use by the 
Committee staff in the annual appropriations hearings. These 
findings relate to matters which are felt to require corrective 
action by the Committee's efforts, through legislation, or 
through administrative efforts. This compilation is designed to 
identify problem areas in an individual agency which might have 
applicability to other organizations.
    Additionally, the Committee frequently calls upon GAO to 
make special studies and investigations.
    A listing of some reports and staff studies by the 
Committee which were underway during the 105th Congress 
follows:

FORMAL REPORTS ISSUED OR IN PROCESS FOR HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE--
                  JANUARY 23, 1997 TO DECEMBER 7, 1998
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Date or
                            Title                                Status
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Welfare Reform: Effect on HUD's Housing Subsidies is
 Difficult to Estimate (RCED-99-14)..........................   12/07/98
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Modernization Program
 (RCED-99-25)................................................   12/03/98
Contract Management: Recovery Auditing Offers Potential to
 Identify Overpayments (NSIAD-99-12).........................   12/03/98
District of Columbia: Presentation of the Authority's
 Financial Information for Fiscal Years 1997 and 1996 (AIMD-
 99-22)......................................................   12/02/98
Defense Industry: Restructuring Costs Paid, Savings Realized,
 and Means to Ensure Benefits (NSIAD-99-22)..................   12/01/98
Environmental Protection: EPA's Progress in Closing Completed
 Grants and Contracts (RCED-99-27)...........................   11/20/98
Gender Issues: Information to Assess Servicemembers'
 Perceptions of Gender Inequities is Incomplete (NSIAD-99-27)   11/18/98
Military Bases: Review of DOD's 1998 Report on Base
 Realignment and Closure (NSIAD-99-17).......................   11/13/98
District of Columbia: Metropolitan Police Department's Use of
 $15 Million Appropriation (AIMD-99-21)......................   11/13/98
Assisted Housing: Occupancy Restrictions on Persons With
 Disabilities (RCED-  99-9)..................................   11/12/98
Airport Financing: Information on Airport Fees Paid by
 Airlines (RCED-99-26R)......................................   11/05/98
Army Modernization: The Warfighting Rapid Acquisition Program
 Needs More Specific Guidance (NSIAD-99-11)..................   11/03/98
Certificated Expenditures: FY 1996 Presidential and Vice
 Presidential Certificated Expenditures and Related Matters
 (AIMD-99-26)................................................   10/29/98
Multifamily Housing: Progress Made in Establishing HUD's
 Office of Multifamily Housing Assistance Restructuring (RCED-
 99-5).......................................................   10/27/98
Financial Management: Comparison of the Arthur Andersen Study
 and the Ernst and Young Financial Audit of the National
 Institutes of Health (AIMD-99-9R)...........................   10/02/98
Forest Service: Barriers to Financial Accountability Remain
 (AIMD-99-1).................................................   10/02/98
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six
 Months Ended March 31, 1998 (AIMD-98-285)...................   09/30/98
International Joint Commission: U.S. Activities and Oversight
 (NSIAD-98-252R).............................................   09/30/98
Department of State IRM: Modernization Program at Risk Absent
 Full Implementation of Key Best Practices (NSIAD-98-242)....   09/29/98
Environmental Protection: EPA's fiscal year 1999 Budget
 Request (RCED-98-259R)......................................   09/29/98
International Boundary and Water Commission: U.S. Operations
 Need More Financial Oversight (NSIAD-98-238)................   09/28/98
Environmental Information: Agencywide Policies and Procedures
 are Needed for EPA's Information Dissemination (RCED-98-245)   09/24/98
VA Health Care: VA's Plan for the Integration of Medical
 Services in Central Alabama (HEHS-98-245R)..................   09/23/98
Managing for Results: An Agenda to Improve the Usefulness of
 Agencies' Annual Performance Plans (GGD/AIMD-98-228)........   09/08/98
The Results Act: Assessment of the Government-wide
 Performance Plan for fiscal year 1999 (AIMD/GGD-98-159).....   09/08/98
U.S. Export-Import Bank's Financing of Dual-Use Exports
 (NSIAD-98-244R).............................................   09/01/98
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: State Department Needs to Make
 Fundamental Improvements to Its Year 2000 Program (AIMD-98-
 162)........................................................   08/28/98
Currency Paper Procurement: Meaningful Competition Unlikely
 Under Current Conditions (GGD-98-181).......................   08/28/98
Financial and Management Practices of the Great Lakes Fishery
 Commission (NSIAD-98-239R)..................................   08/28/98
VA Health Care: More Veterans are Being Served, but Better
 Oversight is Needed (HEHS-98-226)...........................   08/28/98
Financial and Management Practices of the Inter-American
 Tropical Tuna Commission (NSIAD-98-240R)....................   08/28/98
Navy Aircraft Carriers: Cost-Effectiveness of Conventionally
 and Nuclear-Powered Carriers (NSIAD-98-1)...................   08/27/98
Section 8 Housing Assistance: HUD to Recapture $439 Million
 of Excess Funding in the Moderate Rehabilitation Program
 (RCED-98-235)...............................................   08/25/98
Community Development: A Survey of CDFI Organizations' Use of
 Performance Measurement (RCED-98-255).......................   08/25/98
Federal Oil Valuation: Efforts to Revise Regulations and an
 Analysis of Royalties in Kind (RCED-98-242).................   08/19/98
999 DOD Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs (NSIAD-
 98-216R)....................................................   08/14/98
Defense Spending: Trends and Geographical Distribution of
 Prime Contract Awards and Compensation (NSIAD-98-195).......   08/12/98
State Department: Options for Reducing Overseas Housing and
 Furniture Costs (NSIAD-98-128)..............................   07/31/98
Military Base Closures: Issues Related to the fiscal year
 1999 Budget Request(NSIAD-98-169)...........................   07/30/98
Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD's Processes
 for Evaluating and Using Unexpended Balances are Ineffective
 RCED-98-202)................................................   07/22/98
Environmental Protection: Funds Obligated for Completed
 Superfund Projects (RCED-98-232)............................   07/21/98
HOPE VI: Progress and Problems in Revitalizing Distressed
 Public Housing (RCED-98-187)................................   07/20/98
Community Development: CDFI Fund Can Improve Its Systems to
 Measure, Monitor, and Evaluate Awardees' Performance (RCED-
 98-225).....................................................   07/15/98
VA Construction: Contract Award Delays (HEHS-98-188R)........   07/10/98
Surface Infrastructure: Review of the Los Angeles County
 Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Restructuring Plan
 (RCED-98-237R)..............................................   07/09/98
Battlefield Automation: Acquisition Issues Facing the Army
 Battle Command, Brigade and Below Program (NSIAD-98-140)....   06/30/98
Welfare Reform: Changes Will Further Shape the Roles of
 Housing Agencies and HUD (RCED-98-148d).....................   06/25/98
District of Columbia Public Schools: Status of fiscal year
 1998 Roof Projects  (T-AIMD-98-219).........................   06/24/98
United Nations: Financial Issues and U.S. Arrears (NSIAD-98-
 201BR)......................................................   06/18/98
GAO Views on Year 2000 Testing Metrics (AIMD-98-217R)........   06/16/98
B-2 Bomber: Additional Costs to Correct Deficiencies and Make
 Improvements (NSIAD-98-152).................................   06/16/98
Comments on Whether D.C. Authority Complied With Applicable
 Regulations in Paying Its Staff.............................   06/16/98
DOE Management: Functional Support Costs at DOE Facilities
 (RCED-98-193R)..............................................   06/12/98
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: DOD Guidance Needed to
 Protect Government's Interest (NSIAD-98-151)................   06/11/98
Defense Transportation: The Army's Hunter Pilot Project to
 Outsource Relocation Services (NSIAD-98-149)................   06/10/98
DOE: Fiscal year 1999 Budget Request for Energy Efficiency
 and Renewable Energy and Financial Management Issues (RCED-
 98-186R)....................................................   06/10/98
Public Housing: Impact of Designated Public Housing on
 Persons With Disabilities (RCED-98-160).....................   06/09/98
Intercity Passenger Rail: Prospects for Amtrak's Financial
 Viability (RCED-  98-211R)..................................   06/05/98
White House: Status of Audit Work as of May 1998 (AIMD-98-
 203R).......................................................   06/03/98
Indian Self-Determination Contracting: Effects of Individual
 Community Contracting for Health Services in Alaska (HEHS-98-
 134)........................................................   06/01/98
Federal Land Management: Appraisal of Crown Butte Mines' New
 World Property (RCED-98-209)................................   05/29/98
Department of Energy: Alternative Financing and Contracting
 Strategies for Cleanup Projects (RCED-98-169)...............   05/29/98
Air Traffic Control: Surveillance Radar Request for the
 Cherry Capital Airport (RCED-98-118)........................   05/28/98
Results Act: NRC's Annual Performance Plan for fiscal year
 1999 (RCED-98-195R).........................................   05/27/98
District of Columbia: Taxes and Other Strategies to Reduce
 Alcohol Abuse (GGD/HEHS-98-140).............................   05/19/98
Transportation Infrastructure: Supplemental Information on
 the Federal Highway Administration's Project Selection
 Process for Five Discretionary Programs (RCED-98-179R)......   05/19/98
Land Management Systems: Actions Needed in Completing the
 Automated Land and Mineral Record System Development (AIMD-
 98-107).....................................................   05/15/98
Intercity Passenger Rail: Financial Performance of Amtrak's
 Routes (RCED-98-151)........................................   05/14/98
Department of Energy: DOE Contractor Employee Training (RCED-
 98-155R)....................................................   05/08/98
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete
 and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems (AIMD-
 98-70)......................................................   05/05/98
Nonappropriated Funds: Opportunities to Improve DOD's
 Concessions Committee (NSIAD/AIMD-98-119)...................   04/30/98
Nuclear Regulatory Commission: Information on Potential
 Budgetary Reductions for fiscal year 1999 (RCED-98-157R)....   04/30/98
District of Columbia: Software Acquisition Processes for a
 New Financial Management System (AIMD-98-88)................   04/30/98
Defense Industry Restructuring: Updated Cost and Savings
 Information (NSIAD-98-156)..................................   04/30/98
National Airspace System: Status of Wide Area Augmentation
 System Project (RCED-98-79).................................   04/30/98
 DOT's Restructuring: Limited Progress in StreamliningField
 Office Structure (RCED-98-138)..............................   04/30/98
U.S. Coast Guard: Use of DOD Funds for National Security
 Functions (NSIAD-  98-110)..................................   04/15/98
Mass Transit: Grants Management Oversight Improving, but
 Better Follow-up Needed on Grantees' Noncompliance (RCED-98-
 89).........................................................   04/03/98
Defense Industry: Consolidation and Options for Preserving
 Competition (NSIAD-98-141)..................................   04/01/98
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six
 Months Ended September 30, 1997 (AIMD-98-100)...............   03/31/98
Forest Service: Lack of Financial and Performance
 Accountability has Resulted in Inefficiency and Waste (T-
 RCED/AIMD-98-135)...........................................   03/26/98
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's fiscal year
 1999 Budget Request (T-RCED-98-137).........................   03/25/98
Department of Education: Information Needs are at the Core of
 Management Challenges Facing the Department (T-HEHS-98-124).   03/24/98
Crop Insurance: Increases in Insured Crop Prices and Premium
 Rates Raise the Administrative Expense Reimbursement Paid to
 Companies (RCED-98-115R)....................................   03/20/98
Civil Military Programs: Stronger Oversight of the Innovative
 Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance
 (NSIAD-98-84)...............................................   03/12/98
F-22 Aircraft: Progress in Achieving Engineering and
 Manufacturing Development Goals (NSIAD-98-67)...............   03/10/98
Base Operations: DOD's Use of Single Contracts for Multiple
 Support Services (NSIAD-98-82)..............................   02/27/98
Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Planning
 and Accountability Challenges (T-HEHS-98-96)................   02/26/98
Tax Systems Modernization: Blueprint is a Good Start But Not
 Yet Sufficiently Complete to Build or Acquire Systems (AIMD/
 GGD-98-54)..................................................   02/24/98
Section 8 Tenant-Based Housing Assistance: Opportunities to
 Improve HUD's Financial Management (RCED-98-47).............   02/20/98
Surface Infrastructure: Costs, Financing and Schedules for
 Large-Dollar Transportation Projects (RCED-98-64)...........   02/12/98
DOT's Budget: Management and Performance Issues Facing the
 Department in fiscal year 1999 (T-RCED/AIMD-98-76)..........   02/12/98
Department of Labor: Strategic Planning and Information
 Management Challenges Facing the Department (T-HEHS-98-88)..   02/05/98
 National Park Service: Maintenance Backlog Issues (T-RCED-98-
 61).........................................................   02/04/98
Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request for the U.S. General
 Accounting Office (T-OCG-98-2)..............................   02/04/98
Managing for Results: Agencies' Annual Performance Plans Can
 Help Address Strategic Planning Challenges (GGD-98-44)......   01/30/98
Deferred Maintenance Reporting: Challenges to Implementation
 (AIMD-98-42)................................................   01/30/98
Status of Open Recommendations: Improving Operations of
 Federal Departments and Agencies (OP-98-1)..................   01/30/98
Welfare Reform: HUD's Preliminary Estimate of the Financial
 Impact of Welfare Reform on HUD'S Programs (RCED-98-57R)....   01/30/98
GSA: Causes of Delay in the Federal Communications Commission
 Move to the Portals II Building (GGD-98-60R)................   01/30/98
The White House: Status of Review of the Executive Residence
 (T-OGC/AIMD-  98-12)........................................   11/06/97
District of Columbia: Inspector General Independence as
 Compared to Federal Agencies and Acquisition of a New
 Financial Management System (AIMD-98-27R)...................   10/31/97
National Park Service: Employee Housing Issues (T-RCED-98-35)   10/29/97
Federal Housing Enterprises: OFHEO Faces Challenges in
 Implementing a Comprehensive Oversight Program (GGD-98-6)...   10/22/97
Navy Aviation: V-22 Cost and Capability to Meet Requirements
 are Yet to Be Determined (NSIAD-98-13)......................   10/22/97
State Department: Using Best Practices to Relocate Employees
 Could Reduce Costs and Improve Service (NSIAD-98-19)........   10/17/97
Environmental Protection: EPA's fiscal year 1998 Superfund
 Budget (RCED-  98-15R)......................................   10/03/97
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six
 Months Ended March 31, 1997 (AIMD-97-164)...................   09/30/97
1998 NASA Budget: Review of Selected Activities (NSIAD-97-
 252R).......................................................   09/30/97
National Park Service: Land Acquisition at the Cumberland
 Island National Seashore, Georgia (RCED-97-251R)............   09/29/97
Forest Service: Actions Needed to Ensure That Salvage Sale
 Fund is Adequately Managed (RCED-97-228)....................   09/26/97
Managing for Results: Critical Issues for Improving Federal
 Agencies' Strategic Plans (GGD-97-180)......................   09/16/97
District of Columbia Government: Overtime Costs Exceed Those
 of Neighboring Governments (GGD-97-159BR)...................   09/11/97
 Electronic Warfare: Towed Decoys Could Improve Survivability
 of Current Navy Aircraft (NSIAD-97-94)......................   09/04/97
Managing for Results: Using the Results Act to Address
 Mission Fragmentation and Program Overlap (AIMD-97-146).....   08/29/97
1998 DOD Budget: DOD's Procurement and RDT&E Programs (NSIAD-
 97-212R)....................................................   08/25/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Office of Management and
 Budget's July 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (AIMD/GGD-97-169R)..   08/21/97
1998 DOD Budget: Operation and Maintenance Program (NSIAD-97-
 239R).......................................................   08/21/97
DOD Budget: Military Personnel Program (NSIAD-97-240R).......   08/21/97
B-2 Bomber: Cost and Operational Issues (NSIAD-97-181).......   08/14/97
Results Act: Observations on the Department of Housing and
 Urban Development's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-224R).....   08/08/97
The Results Act: Observations on DOD's Draft Strategic Plan
 (NSIAD-97-219R).............................................   08/05/97
Results Act: Observations on the Nuclear Regulatory
 Commission's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-206R)............   07/31/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Draft Strategic Plans of
 Selected Department of Labor Components (HEHS-97-188R)......   07/31/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Postal Service's June
 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (GGD-97-163R).....................   07/31/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of the
 Treasury's July 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (GGD-97-162R).....   07/31/97
Results Act: Observations on EPA's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-
 97-209R)....................................................   07/30/97
Results Act: Observations on the Department of
 Transportation's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-208R)........   07/30/97
Financial Management: Superfund Cost Analysis (AIMD-97-131R).   07/30/97
Bosnia: Cost Estimating has Improved but Operational Changes
 Will Affect Current Estimates (NSIAD-97-183)................   07/28/97
Superfund: Integrated Site Assessments May Expedite Cleanups
 (RCED-97-181)...............................................   07/24/97
Results Act: Observations on NASA's May 1997 Draft Strategic
 Plan (NSIAD-97-205R)........................................   07/22/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Social Security
 Administration's June 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (HEHS-97-
 179R).......................................................   07/22/97
Results Act: Observations on the Federal Emergency Management
 Agency's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-204R)................   07/22/97
Regulatory Reinvention: EPA's Common Sense Initiative Needs
 an Improved Operating Framework and Progress Measures (RCED-
 97-164).....................................................   07/18/97
Housing Preservation: Policies and Administrative Problems
 Increase Costs and Hinder Program Operations (RCED-97-169)..   07/18/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of
 Education's June 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (HEHS-97-176R)...   07/18/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of State's
 May 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (NSIAD-97-198R)...............   07/18/97
The Results Act: Observations on USTR's September 1996 Draft
 Strategic Plan (NSIAD-97-199R)..............................   07/18/97
Results Act: Observations on the Department of the Interior's
 Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-207R).........................   07/18/97
U.S. Export-Import Bank: Process in Place to Ensure
 Compliance With Dual-Use Export Requirements (NSIAD-97-211).   07/17/97
Transportation Infrastructure: Progress on and Challenges to
 Central Artery/Tunnel Project's Costs and Financing (RCED-97-
 170)........................................................   07/17/97
The Results Act: Observations on Commerce's June 1997 Draft
 Strategic Plan (GGD-97-152R)................................   07/14/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of Justice's
 February 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (GGD-97-153R)............   07/11/97
Army War Reserves: DOD Could Save Millions by Aligning
 Resources With the Reduced European Mission (NSIAD-97-158)..   07/11/97
Results Act: Observations on the Department of Energy's Draft
 Strategic Plan (RCED-97-199R)...............................   07/11/97
Results Act: Observations on the National Science
 Foundation's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-203R)............   07/11/97
The Results Act: Observations on Department of Labor's June
 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (HEHS-97-172R)....................   07/11/97
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of Health and
 Human Services' April 1997 Draft Strategic Plan (HEHS-97-
 173R).......................................................   07/11/97
The Results Act: Observations on USAID's November 1996 Draft
 Strategic Plan (NSIAD-97-197R)..............................   07/11/97
Department of Energy: Solar and Renewable Resources
 Technologies Program (RCED-97-188)..........................   07/11/97
The Results Act: Observations on OPM's May 1997 Draft
 Strategic Plan (GGD-97-150R)................................   07/11/97
Results Act: Observations on the Small Business
 Administration's Draft Strategic Plan (RCED-97-205R)........   07/11/97
The Results Act: Observations on VA's June 1997 Draft
 Strategic Plan (HEHS-  97-174R).............................   07/11/97
Results Act: Observations on USDA's Draft Strategic Plan
 (RCED-97-196R)..............................................   07/10/97
District of Columbia: Status of Efforts to Develop a New
 Financial Management System (AIMD-97-101R)..................   07/09/97
The Results Act: Observations on GSA's April 1997 Draft
 Strategic Plan (GGD-  97-147R)..............................   07/07/97
Environmental Protection: Challenges Facing EPA's Efforts to
 Reinvent Environmental Regulation (RCED-97-155).............   07/02/97
Global Warming: Information on the Results of Four of EPA's
 Voluntary Climate Change Programs (RCED-97-163).............   06/30/97
Department of Energy: Status of DOE's Efforts to Improve
 Training (RCED-  97-178R)...................................   06/27/97
District of Columbia: Revenues Compared With Those of
 Selected Cities (GGD-  97-135R).............................   06/26/97
Land Management Agencies: Major Activities at Selected Units
 are Not Common Across Agencies (RCED-97-141)................   06/26/97
Access to Space: Issues Associated With DOD's Evolved
 Expendable Launch Vehicle Program (NSIAD-97-130)............   06/24/97
Managing for Results: EPA's Efforts to Implement Needed
 Management Systems and Processes (RCED-97-156)..............   06/18/97
Defense Communications: Federal Frequency Spectrum Sale Could
 Impair Military Operations (NSIAD-97-131)...................   06/17/97
VA Construction: Contract Award Delays (HEHS-97-107R)........   06/16/97
Air Force Rationale for JDAM Production Decision (NSIAD-97-
 176R).......................................................   06/13/97
Chemical Weapons Stockpile: Changes Needed in the Management
 of the Emergency Preparedness Program (NSIAD-97-91).........   06/11/97
Land Management Systems: Information on BLM's Automated Land
 and Mineral Record System Release 2 Project (AIMD-97-109R)..   06/06/97
Overseas Presence: More Data and Analysis Needed to Determine
 Whether Cost-Effective Alternatives Exist (NSIAD-97-133)....   06/03/97
The Government Performance and Results Act: 1997 Government-
 wide Implementation Will be Uneven (GGD-97-109).............   06/02/97
Superfund: Information on EPA's Administrative Reforms (RCED-
 97-174R)....................................................   05/30/97
Analysis of the District of Columbia Authority's Financial
 Statements for Fiscal Years 1995 and 1996 (AIMD-97-80R).....   05/23/97
 Surface Combatants: Navy Faces Challenges Sustaining Its
 Current Program (NSIAD-97-57)...............................   05/21/97
Performance-Based Organizations: Issues for the Saint
 Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Proposal (GGD-97-74)   05/15/97
Army Acquisition: Longbow Hellfire Missile Procurement
 Quantities Significantly Overstated (NSIAD-97-93)...........   05/14/97
Telecommunications Management: More Effort Needed by Interior
 and the Forest Service to Achieve Savings (AIMD-97-67)......   05/08/97
Department of Energy: Training Cost Data for Fiscal Years
 1995 Through 1997 (RCED-97-140R)............................   05/06/97
Agricultural Inspection: Improvements Needed to Minimize
 Threat of Foreign Pests and Diseases (RCED-97-102)..........   05/05/97
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Analysis of Budgets, Fiscal
 Years 1997-98 (RCED-97-135R)................................   05/05/97
District of Columbia Draft Emergency Supplemental Funding
 Request for District of Columbia Public Schools (HEHS-97-
 116R).......................................................   05/05/97
District of Columbia: Observations on Supplemental Budget
 Request for Public Safety Programs (GGD-97-89R).............   05/05/97
Aviation Security: FAA's Procurement of Explosives Detection
 Devices (RCED-  97-111R)....................................   05/01/97
National Institute of Standards and Technology: Carryover
 Balances for fiscal year 1997 (RCED-97-144R)................   04/30/97
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Unobligated
 Carryover Balances for fiscal year 1997 (RCED-97-143R)......   04/30/97
Forest Service Decision-Making: A Framework for Improving
 Performance (RCED-97-71)....................................   04/29/97
Bureau of Indian Affairs: Information on Potential Budgetary
 Reductions for fiscal year 1998 (RCED-97-136R)..............   04/25/97
Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation: Information on
 Potential Budgetary Reductions for fiscal year 1998 (RCED-97-
 131R).......................................................   04/25/97
Tactical Intelligence: Joint STARS Full-Rate Production
 Decision Was Premature and Risky (NSIAD-97-68)..............   04/25/97
Department of Energy: Funding and Workforce Reduced, but
 Spending Remains Stable (RCED-97-96)........................   04/24/97
Military Airlift: Savings Achievable by Eliminating Support
 Operations at Torrejon Air Base, Spain (NSIAD-97-96)........   04/21/97
Environmental Protection: Opportunities to Recover Funds
 Obligated for Completed Superfund Projects (T-RCED-97-134)..   04/15/97
Managing for Results: EPA's Efforts to Implement Needed
 Management Systems and Processes (T-RCED-97-133)............   04/15/97
Park Service: Managing for Results Could Strengthen
 Accountability (RCED-  97-125)..............................   04/10/97
Commercial Trucking: Safety Concerns About Mexican Trucks
 Remain Even as Inspection Activity Increases (RCED-97-68)...   04/09/97
Aviation Safety: Opportunities Exist for FAA to Refine the
 Controller Staffing Process (RCED-97-84)....................   04/09/97
Defense Restructuring Costs: Information Pertaining to Five
 Business Combinations (NSIAD-97-97).........................   04/01/97
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six
 Months Ended September 30, 1996 (AIMD-97-64)................   03/31/97
Native American Housing: Information on HUD's Housing
 Programs for Native Americans (RCED-97-64)..................   03/28/97
Ballistic Missile Defense: Prototype THAAD System (NSIAD-97-
 137R).......................................................   03/27/97
Fair Housing: Funding and Activities Under the Fair Housing
 Initiatives Program (RCED-97-67)............................   03/26/97
Housing: HUD's Program for Persons With AIDS (RCED-97-62)....   03/24/97
Air Traffic Control: Immature Software Acquisition Processes
 Increase FAA System Acquisition Risks (AIMD-97-47)..........   03/21/97
Food-Related Services: Opportunities Exist to Recover Costs
 by Charging Beneficiaries (RCED-97-57)......................   03/20/97
Land Management Systems: BLM Faces Risks in Completing the
 Automated Land and Mineral Record System (AIMD-97-42).......   03/19/97
HUD's FY 1998 Budget Request: Some Requests for Funding May
 Be Unnecessary (T-RCED-97-108)..............................   03/18/97
Drug Control: Observations on Elements of the Federal Drug
 Control Strategy (GGD-97-42)................................   03/14/97
Food Stamps: Substantial Overpayments Result From Prisoners
 Counted as Household Members (RCED-97-54)...................   03/10/97
DOT's Budget: Safety, Management, and Other Issues Facing the
 Department in fiscal year 1998 and Beyond (T-RCED/AIMD-97-
 86).........................................................   03/06/97
Superfund: EPA Could Further Ensure the Safe Operation of On-
 Site Incinerators (RCED-97-43)..............................   03/05/97
Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Standard Terminal
 Automation Replacement System Project (RCED-97-51)..........   03/05/97
Urban Transportation: Challenges to Widespread Deployment of
 Intelligent Transportation Systems (RCED-97-74).............   02/27/97
Combat Air Power: Joint Assessment of Air Superiority Can Be
 Improved (NSIAD-97-77)......................................   02/26/97
National Missile Defense: Risk and Funding Implications for
 the Space-Based Infrared Low Component (NSIAD-97-16)........   02/25/97
Public Housing: Status of the HOPE VI Demonstration Program
 (RCED-97-44)................................................   02/25/97
Customs Modernization (AIMD-97-43R)..........................   02/21/97
Defense Health Program: Future Costs are Likely to Be Greater
 than Estimated (NSIAD-97-83BR)..............................   02/21/97
DOD Aviator Positions: Training Requirements and Incentive
 Pay Could Be Reduced (NSIAD-97-60)..........................   02/19/97
C-17 Globemaster: Support of Operation Joint Endeavor (NSIAD-
 97-50)......................................................   02/14/97
Contingency Operations: Opportunities to Improve the
 Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (NSIAD-97-63)..........   02/11/97
Fiscal Year 1998 Budget Estimates for the U.S. General
 Accounting Office (T-OCG-97-1)..............................   02/11/97
Chemical Weapons and Materiel: Key Factors Affecting Disposal
 Costs and Schedule (NSIAD-97-18)............................   02/10/97
Status of Open Recommendations: Improving Operations of
 Federal Departments and Agencies (OP-97-1)..................   01/24/97
Department of Energy: Value of Benefits Paid to Separated
 Contractor Workforce Varied Widely (RCED-97-33).............   01/23/97
Issues Related to Customs' Automated Commercial Environment
 (ACE) (AIMD)................................................   (\1\)
Evaluation of Customs' Software Development Capability and
 Software Process Improvement Program (AIMD).................   (\1\)
HRA 28: Review of FAA's Year 2000 Contingency Planning
 Efforts (AIMD)..............................................   (\1\)
Review of BLM's Readiness to Deploy ALMRS (AIMD).............   (\1\)
HRA 28: Review of Year 2000 Risk of DOD's Mission-Critical
 Systems (AIMD)..............................................   (\1\)
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six
 Months Ended September 30, 1998 (AIMD)......................   (\1\)
Status and Costs of New Systems to Support DC Government
 Management Reforms (AIMD)...................................   (\1\)
Update on the Status of the District of Columbia Government's
 Efforts to Implement A New Financial Management (AIMD)......   (\1\)
Review of FY 1998 Expenditures of the District of Columbia
 Courts (AIMD)...............................................   (\1\)
ONDCP's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign (GGD)........   (\1\)
GSA's Use of Build to Suit Contracts for Lease Acquisitions
 (GGD).......................................................   (\1\)
Technology and Performance Audit and Management Review of the
 Federal Election Commission (GGD)...........................   (\1\)
Briefing on DC Courts' Personnel Management Practices (GGD)..   (\1\)
TRICARE Contracts Appropriations Trends: Budgeted-For V.
 Actual Costs (HEHSD)........................................   (\1\)
DOJ and U.S. Attorney Compliance With New Guidance Regarding
 the Use of the False Claims Act (FCA) in Civil Health Care
 Matters (HEHSD).............................................   (\1\)
Review of Department of Labor's Implementation of Davis-Bacon
 Wage Determinations (HEHSD).................................   (\1\)
Review of Labor's Efforts to Verify Data Submitted for Wage
 DeterminationSurveys (HEHSD)................................   (\1\)
The Department of Labor's Plan for Public Access to
 Electronically Filed Reports By Unions and Others Required
 Under the Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act (HEHSD).   (\1\)
Review of Department of Defense Operation and Maintenance
 Accounts (NSIAD)............................................   (\1\)
HRA 10: Review of DOD's Requirements and Acquisition Plans
 for Precision Guided Munitions (NSIAD)......................   (\1\)
HRA 10: Review of DOD's Space-Based Infrared System-High
 Component (NSIAD)...........................................   (\1\)
HRA 10: DOD's Milstar Satellite, Advanced Extremely High
 Frequency, and Terminal Programs (NSIAD)....................   (\1\)
Evaluation of the Army's Test and Consideration of the
 Defensibility of Digitized Battlefield Systems (NSIAD)......   (\1\)
Assessment of DOD, Other Government and Commercial Satellite
 Control Capabilities (NSIAD)................................   (\1\)
Evaluation of the Development and Acquisition of DOD's New
 Joint Tactical Radio (NSIAD)................................   (\1\)
HRA: 10 Review of Dod's Plans to Address Problems in THAAD's
 Development and Plans to Restructure the Program (NSIAD)....   (\1\)
Army Command and Control Systems for the First Digitized
 Division (NSIAD)............................................   (\1\)
Review of Restructuring Costs, Savings, and Methodology
 (NSIAD).....................................................   (\1\)
Validating the Results and Savings of the Army's Hunter
 Personal Property Pilot Project (NSIAD).....................   (\1\)
Validating the Results and Savings of the Navy's Household
 Goods Initiative (NSIAD)....................................   (\1\)
Effectiveness of U.N. Peacekeeping Reforms (NSIAD)...........   (\1\)
Status of World Bank Efforts to Prevent and Detect Corruption
 (NSIAD).....................................................   (\1\)
World Bank Grievance Process (NSIAD).........................   (\1\)
Impacts and Effectiveness of Forest Service Budget Reforms
 (RCED)......................................................   (\1\)
Summary Review of the Changes Needed to Doe's Training
 Program (RCED)..............................................   (\1\)
Effective and Efficient Use of Flood Recovery Appropriations
 at Yosemite National Park (RCED)............................   (\1\)
Review of the Travel Costs Incurred By Contractors Operating
 Doe Facilities (RCED).......................................   (\1\)
Review of DOE's Stockpile Stewardship Program (RCED).........   (\1\)
Review of Federal Expenditures to Restore the South Florida
 Ecosystem (RCED)............................................   (\1\)
Review of Expenditure Rate in the Recreational Fee
 Demonstration Program (RCED)................................   (\1\)
EPA's Contracts and Grants Closeout Activities (RCED)........   (\1\)
Review of EPA's Collection, Control, and Public Dissemination
 of Sensitive Business Information (RCED)....................   (\1\)
Review of Selected Issues Associated With the National
 Environmental Performance Partnership System (RCED).........   (\1\)
Review of EPA's 2.5 Micron Particulate Matter (PM) Monitoring
 Program (RCED)..............................................   (\1\)
HRA: 22 Air Traffic Control: Status of FAA's Modernization
 Program (RCED)..............................................   (\1\)
Effectiveness of the Federal Highway Administration in
 Improving Large Truck Safety (RCED).........................   (\1\)
HRA: 18 Review of HUD's Office of Multifamily Housing
 Assistance Restructuring (RCED).............................   (\1\)
HRA: 18 Review of HUD's Uninsured Project-Based Section 8
 Program (RCED)..............................................   (\1\)
Impact of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992
 on Assisted Housing for Persons With Disabilities (RCED)....   (\1\)
Welfare Reform Financial Impact on HUD (RCED)................   (\1\)
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                               Appendix A

             BACKGROUND OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

    On March 2, 1865, the House of Representatives separated 
the appropriating and banking and currency duties from the 
Committee on Ways and Means, which was first established in 
1789, and assigned them to two new committees--the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on Banking and Currency.
    Until 1865, all ``general'' appropriations bills had been 
controlled in the House by the Committee on Ways and Means--
also in charge of revenue measures and some other classes of 
substantive legislation.

                      Membership of the Committee

    The new Committee on Appropriations--six Republicans and 
three Democrats--was appointed on December 11, 1865, in the 1st 
session of the 39th Congress, and first reported the general 
appropriations bills for the fiscal year 1867. By 1920, the 
number of members had grown to 21. It was changed that year to 
35 and gradually increased to 50 by 1951, and now numbers 60 
members with 34 Republicans and 26 Democrats.

                           Committee Chairmen

    Twenty-eight men, including the present incumbent, the 
Honorable Bob Livingston of Louisiana, have served as chairman 
of the Committee on Appropriations. The Honorable Clarence 
Cannon of Missouri, served as chairman nearly 19 years, 
although his term as chairman was of broken continuity. The 
Honorable George Mahon of Texas, served as chairman 
continuously longer than any other person, from May 18, 1964 to 
January 3, 1979. Several chairmen went on to higher or other 
important offices. One, James Garfield of Ohio, became 
President. Three, Samuel Randall of Pennsylvania, Joseph Cannon 
of Illinois, and Joseph Byrns of Tennessee, became Speaker of 
the House. Three later served in the U.S. Senate. One became 
Governor of his State. The list of distinctions is long. 
Interesting biographical sketches of 21 of the men are 
contained in House Document No. 299 of the 77th Congress.

                       The Growth of Expenditures

    In the early years of the Congress, a single general 
appropriation bill from the Ways and Means Committee met the 
needs of the country. The first bill, in 1789, appropriated 
$639,000 and covered 13 lines of the printed statutes. Five 
years later, in 1794, the Army was supplied in a separate bill, 
then the Navy in 1799. This trend continued until in 1865, 
there were 10 bills passed over to the new Committee on 
Appropriations, not including deficiency bills. For fiscal year 
1999, appropriations within the 13 subcommittees have provided 
a total of $840.7 billion.
    Until recent years, large sustained spending increases of 
the Federal Government usually occurred only in connection with 
wars. For several years prior to the Civil War, Federal 
expenditures averaged $60,000,000 annually. By the peak of the 
war, in fiscal year 1865, expenditures amounted to 
$1,297,555,224. The year following the war--fiscal year 1866--
spending was reduced to $520,809,417.
    In the first year for which the new Committee on 
Appropriations reported the general bills, fiscal year 1867, 
total expenditures of the Government were $357,542,675. In the 
ensuing 100 years the lowest expenditure level was 
$236,964,327--in fiscal year 1878. The Spanish-American War 
period marked the high point for the remainder of the century; 
in fiscal year 1899 expenditures reached $605,072,179, but by 
1902 had dropped back to $485,234,249. With the onset of World 
War I expenditures again crossed the billion-dollar mark in 
fiscal year 1917, reached a war peak of $18,514,879,955 in 
fiscal year 1919, and receded by fiscal year 1927 to 
$2,974,029,674, the lowest subsequent level.
    By 1940, spending in appropriations bills had climbed to 
$14.6 billion as a result mainly of various New Deal 
legislation--when we began meeting local problems with national 
programs. Since 1934, our national wealth has increased 41 
times.
    By 1943, the fiscal high point of World War II--some $143.8 
billion was being spent. After World War II spending declined 
to the $30 billion range and then increased to $91.1 billion in 
1951 in connection with the Korean War.
    After the Korean War, Federal spending in appropriations 
bills decreased to $47.6 billion in 1954. This is the last 
period in the Federal budget in which spending has decreased. 
Every year after 1954 spending has steadily increased in order 
to help meet the needs facing the country.

                           The Budget Process

    By the early 1970's new forces were at work calling for 
changes in the way in which Congress handled the budget and 
appropriations process.
    One of the most compelling of these forces, although it was 
largely a temporary problem, was due to the ``impoundment'' of 
funds in fiscal year 1974 by the President. This was, in 
effect, a line item veto of funds for programs that were 
initiated or increased by the Congress. Many Members of 
Congress and certain special interest groups were outraged and 
extremely frustrated by the impoundments. Numerous court suits 
on various impoundments had been filed and were in the process 
of being heard.
    A more serious reason for budget reform was due to the 
widely held belief that the budget was out of control. Deficits 
were mounting; so-called ``uncontrollable'' spending was 
climbing; and ``back door'' spending, i.e. spending provided 
other than through the Appropriations Committee, was 
increasing. It was also becoming clear that there was little, 
if any coordination between raising and spending revenues.
    Additionally, there was a feeling among some Members of 
Congress that there needed to be other or additional ways to 
change the priorities of Federal spending. Because of these and 
other concerns, formal work was begun on improving the 
congressional budget process through the establishment of the 
Joint Study Committee on Budget Control.
    The work of this Committee, the House Rules Committee, the 
Senate Committee on Government Operations, and the Senate Rules 
Committee eventually resulted in the adoption of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.
                               Appendix B

 PROVISIONS OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPLICABLE TO 
       THE JURISDICTION OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                                 Rule X

         establishment and jurisdiction of standing committees

                 The Committees and Their Jurisdiction

    1. There shall be in the House the following standing 
committees, each of which shall have the jurisdiction and 
related functions assigned to it by this clause and clauses 2, 
3, and 4; and all bills, resolutions, and other matters 
relating to subjects within the jurisdiction of any standing 
committee as listed in this clause shall (in accordance with 
and subject to clause 5) be referred to such committees, as 
follows:

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Committee on Appropriations
            (1) Appropriation of the revenue for the support of 
        the Government.
            (2) Rescissions of appropriations contained in 
        appropriation Acts.
            (3) Transfers of unexpended balances.
            (4) The amount of new spending authority (as 
        described in the Congressional Budget Act of 1974) 
        which is to be effective for a fiscal year, including 
        bills and resolutions (reported by other committees) 
        which provide new spending authority and are referred 
        to the committee under clause 4 (a).
The committee shall include separate headings for 
``Rescissions'' and ``Transfers of Unexpended Balances'' in any 
bill or resolution as reported from the committee under its 
jurisdiction specified in subparagraph (2) or (3), with all 
proposed rescissions and proposed transfers listed therein; and 
shall include a separate section with respect to such 
rescissions or transfers in the accompanying committee report. 
In addition to its jurisdiction under the preceding provisions 
of this paragraph, the committee shall have the fiscal 
oversight function provided for in clause 2 (b)(3) and the 
budget hearing function provided for in clause 4 (a).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                   General Oversight Responsibilities

    2. (a) In order to assist the House in--
            (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of (A) 
        the application, administration, execution, and 
        effectiveness of the laws enacted by the Congress, or 
        (B) conditions and circumstances which may indicate the 
        necessity or desirability of enacting new or additional 
        legislation, and
            (2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment 
        of such modifications of or changes in those laws, and 
        of such additional legislation, as may be necessary or 
        appropriate,
the various standing committees shall have oversight 
responsibilities as provided in paragraph (b).
    (b)(1) Each standing committee (other than the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on the Budget) shall review 
and study, on a continuing basis, the application, 
administration, execution, and effectiveness of those laws, or 
parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the 
jurisdiction of that committee and the organization and 
operation of the Federal agencies and entities having 
responsibilities in or for the administration and execution 
thereof, in order to determine whether such laws and the 
programs thereunder are being implemented and carried out in 
accordance with the intent of the Congress and whether such 
programs should be continued, curtailed, or eliminated. * * *
            (3) The Committee on Appropriations shall conduct 
        such studies and examinations of the organization and 
        operation of executive departments and other executive 
        agencies (including any agency the majority of the 
        stock of which is owned by the Government of the United 
        States) as it may deem necessary to assist it in the 
        determination of matters within its jurisdiction.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                   Additional Functions of Committees

    4. (a)(1)(A) The Committee on Appropriations shall, within 
thirty days after the transmittal of the Budget to the Congress 
each year, hold hearings on the Budget as a whole with 
particular reference to--
            (i) the basic recommendations and budgetary 
        policies of the President in the presentation of the 
        Budget; and
            (ii) the fiscal, financial, and economic 
        assumptions used as bases in arriving at total 
        estimated expenditures and receipts.
    (B) In holding hearings pursuant to subdivision (A), the 
committee shall receive testimony from the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and such 
other persons as the committee may desire.
    (C) Hearings pursuant to subdivision (A), or any part 
thereof, shall be held in open session, except when the 
committee, in open session and with a quorum present, 
determines by roll call vote that the testimony to be taken at 
that hearing on that day may be related to a matter of national 
security: Provided, however, That the committee may by the same 
procedure close one subsequent day of hearing. A transcript of 
all such hearings shall be printed and a copy thereof furnished 
to each Member, Delegate, and the Resident Commissioner from 
Puerto Rico.
    (D) Hearings pursuant to subdivision (A), or any part 
thereof, may be held before joint meetings of the committee and 
the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate in accordance 
with such procedures as the two committees jointly may 
determine.
    (2) Whenever any bill or resolution which provides new 
spending authority described in Section 401 (c)(2)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 is reported by a committee of 
the House and the amount of new budget authority which will be 
required for the fiscal year involved if such bill or 
resolution is enacted as so reported exceeds the appropriate 
allocation of new budget authority reported as described in 
clause 4 (h) in connection with the most recently agreed to 
concurrent resolution on the budget for such fiscal year, such 
bill or resolution shall then be referred to the Committee on 
Appropriations with instructions to report it, with the 
committee's recommendations and (if the committee deems it 
desirable) with an amendment limiting the total amount of new 
spending authority provided in the bill or resolution, within 
15 calendar days (not counting any day on which the House is 
not in session) beginning with the day following the day on 
which it is so referred. If the Committee on Appropriations 
fails to report the bill or resolution within such 15-day 
period, the committee shall be automatically discharged from 
further consideration of the bill or resolution and the bill or 
resolution shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
    (3) In addition, the Committee on Appropriations shall 
study on a continuing basis those provisions of law which (on 
the first day of the first fiscal year for which the 
congressional budget process is effective) provide spending 
authority of permanent budget authority, and shall report to 
the House from time to time its recommendations for terminating 
or modifying such provisions.
                               Appendix C

                SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND JURISDICTION

NOTE: Under Committee Rules, Mr. Livingston, as Chairman of the 
  Full Committee, and Mr. Obey, as Ranking Minority Member of the 
  Full Committee, are authorized to sit as Members of all 
  Subcommittees.

     SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG 
                  ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

  JOE SKEEN, New Mexico, Chairman

MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   JAMES T. WALSH, New York
VIC FAZIO, California                JAY DICKEY, Arkansas
JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, Jr., 
                                     Washington
                                     HENRY BONILLA, Texas
                                     TOM LATHAM, Iowa

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Agriculture (Except Forest Service).
  Farm Credit Administration.
  Farm Credit System Financial Assistance Corporation.
  Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  Food and Drug Administration (HHS).

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE 
                    JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES

 HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky, Chairman

ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia      JIM KOLBE, Arizona
DAVID E. SKAGGS, Colorado            CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina
JULIAN C. DIXON, California          RALPH REGULA, Ohio
                                     MICHAEL P. FORBES, New York
                                     TOM LATHAM, Iowa

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Commerce.
  Department of Justice.
  Department of State (Except International Narcotics Control; 
    International Organizations and Programs (voluntary 
    contributions); Migration and Refugee Assistance; 
    Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
    Programs; Peacekeeping Operations (voluntary contributions); 
    U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund).
  Department of Transportation: Maritime Administration.
  The Judiciary.
  Related Agencies:
    Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
    Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
    Commission on Civil Rights.
    Commission on Immigration Reform.
    Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.
    Competitiveness Policy Council.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
    Federal Communications Commission.
    Federal Maritime Commission.
    Federal Trade Commission.
    International Trade Commission.
    Japan-United States Friendship Commission.
    Legal Services Corporation.
    Marine Mammal Commission.
    National Bankruptcy Review Commission.
    National Gambling Impact Study Commission.
    Office of the United States Trade Representative.
    Ounce of Prevention Council.
    Securities and Exchange Commission.
    Small Business Administration.
    State Justice Institute.
    United States Information Agency.

                SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina, 
             Chairman

JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia             MARK W. NEUMANN, Wisconsin
MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota          RANDY ``DUKE'' CUNNINGHAM, 
JULIAN C. DIXON, California          California
                                     TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
                                     ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
                                     ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama

                              JURISDICTION

  District of Columbia.

              SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT

 JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania, 
             Chairman

VIC FAZIO, California                HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana          JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
CHET EDWARDS, Texas                  RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
ED PASTOR, Arizona                   Jersey
                                     MIKE PARKER, Mississippi
                                     SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama
                                     JAY DICKEY, Arkansas

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Energy (Except the Economic Regulatory 
    Administration; Energy Information Administration; Office of 
    Hearings and Appeals; Strategic Petroleum Reserve; Naval 
    Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves; Fossil Energy Research and 
    Development; Clean Coal Technology; Energy Conservation; 
    Alternative Fuels Production and Related Matters).
  Department of Defense--Civil: Department of the Army: Corps of 
    Engineers--Civil.
  Department of the Interior: Bureau of Reclamation; Central Utah 
    Project.
  Related Agencies:
    Appalachian Regional Commission.
    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
    Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board.
    Tennessee Valley Authority.

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED 
                                PROGRAMS

 SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama, Chairman

NANCY PELOSI, California             JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois            FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
NITA M. LOWEY, New York              RON PACKARD, California
THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania \1\JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
ESTEBAN EDWARD TORRES, California    MICHAEL P. FORBES, New York
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio \2\               JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
                                     RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
                                     Jersey

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\1\ Until November 12, 1997.
\2\ From January 28, 1998.

                              JURISDICTION

  Agency for International Development.
  African Development Foundation.
  African Development Fund and Bank.
  Asian Development Fund and Bank.
  Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States.
  Assistance for the New Independent States of the Former Soviet 
    Union.
  Bank for Economic Cooperation and Development in the Middle 
    East and North Africa.
  Child Survival and Disease Programs Fund.
  Department of State:
    International Narcotics Control.
    International Organizations and Programs (voluntary 
      contributions).
    Migration and Refugee Assistance.
    Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
      Programs.
    Peacekeeping Operations (voluntary contributions).
    U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund.
  Export-Import Bank.
  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
  Foreign Military Financing Program.
  Global Environment Facility.
  Guarantee Reserve Fund.
  Inter-American Development Fund and Bank.
  Inter-American Foundation.
  International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World 
    Bank).
  International Development Association.
  International Finance Corporation.
  International Fund for Agricultural Development.
  International Fund for Ireland.
  International Military Education and Training.
  International Monetary Fund Programs.
  Military Assistance Program.
  Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency.
  North American Development Bank.
  Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
  Peace Corps.
  Special Defense Acquisition Fund.
  Trade and Development Agency.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND RELATED AGENCIES

   RALPH REGULA, Ohio, Chairman

SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois            JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania
JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania         JIM KOLBE, Arizona
NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington          JOE SKEEN, New Mexico
DAVID E. SKAGGS, Colorado            CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina
JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia             GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, Jr., 
                                     Washington
                                     DAN MILLER, Florida
                                     ZACH WAMP, Tennessee

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of the Interior (Except Bureau of Reclamation).
  Department of Energy: Economic Regulatory Administration; 
    Energy Information Administration; Office of Hearings and 
    Appeals; Strategic Petroleum Reserve; Naval Petroleum and Oil 
    Shale Reserves; Fossil Energy Research and Development; Clean 
    Coal Technology; Energy Conservation; Alternative Fuels 
    Production and Related Matters; Alaska Gas Pipeline 
    Authorities.
  Other Agencies:
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
    Commission of Fine Arts.
    Energy Security Reserve (Treasury).
    Forest Service (USDA).
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Commission.
    Holocaust Memorial Council.
    Indian Health Services and Facilities (HHS).
    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and 
      Arts Development.
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
    National Capital Planning Commission.
    National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (Except 
      Office of Library Services).
    National Gallery of Art.
    Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation Commission.
    Smithsonian Institution.
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, 
                    EDUCATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

  JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois, 
             Chairman

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin             C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida
LOUIS STOKES, Ohio                   HENRY BONILLA, Texas
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland             ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
NANCY PELOSI, California             DAN MILLER, Florida
NITA M. LOWEY, New York              JAY DICKEY, Arkansas
ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
                                     ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Education.
  Department of Health and Human Services (Except Food and Drug 
    Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; Office 
    of Consumer Affairs).
  Department of Labor.
  Related Agencies:
    Armed Forces Retirement Home.
    Corporation for National and Community Service (VISTA and 
      seniors programs only).
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
    Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
    Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.
    National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
    National Council on Disability.
    National Education Goals Panel.
    National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities: Office of 
      Library Services.
    National Labor Relations Board.
    National Mediation Board.
    Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.
    Physicians Payment Review Commission.
    Prospective Payment Assessment Commission.
    Railroad Retirement Board.
    Social Security Administration.
    United States Institute of Peace.

                   SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

JAMES T. WALSH, New York, Chairman

JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida
VIC FAZIO, California                RANDY ``DUKE'' CUNNINGHAM, 
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio \1\               California
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland \2\         ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
                                     TOM LATHAM, Iowa

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\1\ Until January 28, 1998.
\2\ From January 28, 1998.

                              JURISDICTION

  House of Representatives.
  Joint Items.
  Architect of the Capitol (Except Senate Items).
  Botanic Garden.
  Congressional Budget Office.
  General Accounting Office.
  Government Printing Office.
  John C. Stennis Center.
  Library of Congress, including:
    Congressional Research Service.
    Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel.
    Copyright Office.
    National Film Preservation Board.
  United States Capitol Preservation Commission.

                 SUBCOMMITTEE ON MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

 RON PACKARD, California, Chairman

W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina  JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois
JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts         DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio
CHET EDWARDS, Texas                  ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
ROBERT E. (BUD) CRAMER, Jr., Alabama \1\K KINGSTON, Georgia
NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington          MIKE PARKER, Mississippi
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland \2\         TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
                                     ZACH WAMP, Tennessee

----------
\1\ From January 28, 1998.
\2\ Until January 28, 1998.

                              JURISDICTION

  Military Construction, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air 
    Force, and Defense Agencies, and Reserve Forces.
  Military Family Housing.
  DOD Base Closure Account.
  DOD Family Housing Improvement Fund.
  DOD Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund.
  Homeowners Assistance Fund.
  NATO Security Investment Program.

                   SUBCOMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

    C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida, 
             Chairman

JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania         JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania
NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington          JERRY LEWIS, California
W. G. (BILL) HEFNER, North Carolina  JOE SKEEN, New Mexico
MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota          DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio
JULIAN C. DIXON, California          HENRY BONILLA, Texas
PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana          GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, Jr., 
                                     Washington
                                     ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
                                     RANDY ``DUKE'' CUNNINGHAM, 
                                     California

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Defense--Military:
    Departments of Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air 
      Force, Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Agencies 
      (Except Military Construction).
    Central Intelligence Agency.
    Intelligence Community Staff.

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED AGENCIES

 FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia, Chairman

MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota          TOM DeLAY, Texas
THOMAS M. FOGLIETTA, Pennsylvania \1\RALPH REGULA, Ohio
ESTEBAN EDWARD TORRES, California    HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts         RON PACKARD, California
ED PASTOR, Arizona                   SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama
ROBERT E. (BUD) CRAMER, Jr., Alabama \2\D TIAHRT, Kansas
                                     ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama

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\1\ Until November 12, 1997.
\2\ From January 28, 1998.

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Transportation (Except Maritime Administration).
  Related Agencies:
    Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.
    National Transportation Safety Board.
    Panama Canal Commission.
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

   JIM KOLBE, Arizona, Chairman

STENY H. HOYER, Maryland             FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida              ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       MICHAEL P. FORBES, New York
                                     ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
                                     ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama

                              JURISDICTION

  Treasury Department (Except Community Development Financial 
    Institutions).
  United States Postal Service.
  Executive Office of the President:
    Compensation of the President.
    Council of Economic Advisers.
    Executive Residence at the White House.
    National Critical Materials Council.
    National Security Council.
    Office of Administration.
    Office of Management and Budget.
    Office of National Drug Control Policy.
    Office of Policy Development.
    Official Residence of the Vice President.
    Special Assistance to the President.
     Unanticipated Needs.
    White House Office.
  Independent Agencies:
    Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
    Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
      Disabled.
    Federal Election Commission.
    Federal Labor Relations Authority.
    General Services Administration (Except Consumer Information 
      Center).
    JFK Assassination Records Review Board.
    Merit Systems Protection Board.
    Office of Special Counsel.
    National Archives and Records Administration.
    National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
    Office of Government Ethics.
    Office of Personnel Management and Related Trust Funds.
    United States Tax Court.
  General Provisions, Governmentwide.

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND 
              URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 JERRY LEWIS, California, Chairman

LOUIS STOKES, Ohio                   TOM DeLAY, Texas
ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia      JAMES T. WALSH, New York
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio
CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida              JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
                                     Jersey
                                     MARK W. NEUMANN, Wisconsin
                                     ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Veterans Affairs.
  Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  Independent Agencies:
    American Battle Monuments Commission.
    Cemeterial Expenses, Army (DOD).
    Community Development Financial Institutions (Treasury).
    Consumer Information Center (GSA).
    Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    Corporation for National and Community Service.
    Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental 
      Quality.
    Court of Veterans Appeals.
    Environmental Protection Agency.
    Federal Emergency Management Agency.
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    National Credit Union Administration.
    National Science Foundation.
    Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
    Office of Consumer Affairs (HHS).
    Office of Science and Technology Policy.
    Resolution Trust Corporation: Office of Inspector General.
    Selective Service System.
                               Appendix D

                      Committee on Appropriations

                            COMMITTEE RULES

          (Adopted for the 105th Congress on February 5, 1997)

         (Revised for the 105th Congress on February 12, 1997)

    RESOLVED, That the rules and practices of the Committee on 
Appropriations, House of Representatives, in the One Hundred 
Fourth Congress, except as otherwise provided hereinafter, 
shall be and are hereby adopted as the rules and practices of 
the Committee on Appropriations in the One Hundred Fifth 
Congress.

    The foregoing resolution adopts the following rules:

Sec. 1: Power to Sit and Act

    For the purpose of carrying out any of its functions and 
duties under Rules X and XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee or any of its subcommittees is 
authorized:
            (a) To sit and act at such times and places within 
        the United States whether the House is in session, has 
        recessed, or has adjourned, and to hold such hearings; 
        and
            (b) To require, by subpoena or otherwise, the 
        attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the 
        production of such books, reports, correspondence, 
        memorandums, papers, and documents as it deems 
        necessary. The Chairman, or any Member designated by 
        the Chairman, may administer oaths to any witness.
            (c) A subpoena may be authorized and issued by the 
        Committee or its subcommittees under subsection 1 (b) 
        in the conduct of any investigation or activity or 
        series of investigations or activities, only when 
        authorized by a majority of the Members of the 
        Committee voting, a majority being present. The power 
        to authorize and issue subpoenas under subsection 1 (b) 
        may be delegated to the Chairman pursuant to such rules 
        and under such limitations as the Committee may 
        prescribe. Authorized subpoenas shall be signed by the 
        Chairman or by any Member designated by the Committee.
            (d) Compliance with any subpoena issued by the 
        Committee or its subcommittees may be enforced only as 
        authorized or directed by the House.

Sec. 2: Subcommittees

    (a) The Majority Caucus of the Committee shall establish 
the number of subcommittees and shall determine the 
jurisdiction of each subcommittee.
    (b) Each subcommittee is authorized to meet, hold hearings, 
receive evidence, and report to the Committee all matters 
referred to it.
    (c) All legislation and other matters referred to the 
Committee shall be referred to the subcommittee of appropriate 
jurisdiction within two weeks unless, by majority vote of the 
Majority Members of the full Committee, consideration is to be 
by the full Committee.
    (d) The Majority Caucus of the Committee shall determine an 
appropriate ratio of Majority to Minority Members for each 
subcommittee. The Chairman is authorized to negotiate that 
ratio with the Minority; Provided, however, That party 
representation in each subcommittee, including ex-officio 
members, shall be no less favorable to the Majority than the 
ratio for the full Committee.
    (e) The Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the full 
Committee are authorized to sit as a member of all 
subcommittees and to participate, including voting, in all its 
work.

Sec. 3: Staffing

    (a) Committee Staff--The Chairman is authorized to appoint 
the staff of the Committee, and make adjustments in the job 
titles and compensation thereof subject to the maximum rates 
and conditions established in Clause 6 (c) of Rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives. In addition, he is 
authorized, in his discretion, to arrange for their specialized 
training. The Chairman is also authorized to employ additional 
personnel as necessary.
    (b) Assistants to Members--Each of the top twenty-one 
senior majority and minority Members of the full Committee may 
select and designate one staff member who shall serve at the 
pleasure of that Member. Such staff members shall be 
compensated at a rate, determined by the Member, not to exceed 
75 per centum of the maximum established in Clause 6 (c) of 
Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives; Provided, 
That Members designating staff members under this subsection 
must specifically certify by letter to the Chairman that the 
employees are needed and will be utilized for Committee work.

Sec. 4: Committee Meetings

    (a) Regular Meeting Day--The regular meeting day of the 
Committee shall be the first Wednesday of each month while the 
House is in session, unless the Committee has met within the 
past 30 days or the Chairman considers a specific meeting 
unnecessary in the light of the requirements of the Committee 
business schedule.
    (b) Additional and Special Meetings:
            (1) The Chairman may call and convene, as he 
        considers necessary, additional meetings of the 
        Committee for the consideration of any bill or 
        resolution pending before the Committee or for the 
        conduct of other Committee business. The Committee 
        shall meet for such purpose pursuant to that call of 
        the Chairman.
            (2) If at least three Committee Members desire that 
        a special meeting of the Committee be called by the 
        Chairman, those Members may file in the Committee 
        Offices a written request to the Chairman for that 
        special meeting. Such request shall specify the measure 
        or matter to be considered. Upon the filing of the 
        request, the Committee Clerk shall notify the Chairman.
            (3) If within three calendar days after the filing 
        of the request, the Chairman does not call the 
        requested special meeting to be held within seven 
        calendar days after the filing of the request, a 
        majority of the Committee Members may file in the 
        Committee Offices their written notice that a special 
        meeting will be held, specifying the date and hour of 
        such meeting, and the measure or matter to be 
        considered. The Committee shall meet on that date and 
        hour.
            (4) Immediately upon the filing of the notice, the 
        Committee Clerk shall notify all Committee Members that 
        such special meeting will be held and inform them of 
        its date and hour and the measure or matter to be 
        considered. Only the measure or matter specified in 
        that notice may be considered at the special meeting.
    (c) Vice Chairman To Preside in Absence of Chairman--A 
member of the majority party on the Committee or subcommittee 
thereof designated by the Chairman of the full Committee shall 
be vice chairman of the Committee or subcommittee, as the case 
may be, and shall preside at any meeting during the temporary 
absence of the chairman. If the chairman and vice chairman of 
the Committee or subcommittee are not present at any meeting of 
the Committee or subcommittee, the ranking member of the 
majority party who is present shall preside at that meeting.
    (d) Business Meetings:
            (1) Each meeting for the transaction of business, 
        including the markup of legislation, of the Committee 
        and its subcommittees shall be open to the public 
        except when the Committee or its subcommittees, in open 
        session and with a majority present, determines by roll 
        call vote that all or part of the remainder of the 
        meeting on that day shall be closed.
            (2) No person other than Committee Members and such 
        congressional staff and departmental representatives as 
        they may authorize shall be present at any business or 
        markup session which has been closed.
    (e) Committee Records:
            (1) The Committee shall keep a complete record of 
        all Committee action, including a record of the votes 
        on any question on which a roll call is demanded. The 
        result of each roll call vote shall be available for 
        inspection by the public during regular business hours 
        in the Committee Offices. The information made 
        available for public inspection shall include a 
        description of the amendment, motion, or other 
        proposition, and the name of each Member voting for and 
        each Member voting against, and the names of those 
        Members present but not voting.
            (2) All hearings, records, data, charts, and files 
        of the Committee shall be kept separate and distinct 
        from the congressional office records of the Chairman 
        of the Committee. Such records shall be the property of 
        the House, and all Members of the House shall have 
        access thereto.
            (3) The records of the Committee at the National 
        Archives and Records Administration shall be made 
        available in accordance with Rule XXXVI of the Rules of 
        the House, except that the Committee authorizes use of 
        any record to which Clause 3 (b)(4) of Rule XXXVI of 
        the Rules of the House would otherwise apply after such 
        record has been in existence for 20 years. The Chairman 
        shall notify the Ranking Minority Member of any 
        decision, pursuant to Clause 3 (b)(3) or Clause 4 (b) 
        of Rule XXXVI of the Rules of the House, to withhold a 
        record otherwise available, and the matter shall be 
        presented to the Committee for a determination upon the 
        written request of any Member of the Committee.

Sec. 5: Committee and Subcommittee Hearings

    (a) Overall Budget Hearings--Overall budget hearings by the 
Committee, including the hearing required by Section 242 (c) of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 and Clause 4 (a)(1) 
of Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives shall be 
conducted in open session except when the Committee in open 
session and with a majority present, determines by roll call 
vote that the testimony to be taken at that hearing on that day 
may be related to a matter of national security; except that 
the Committee may by the same procedure close one subsequent 
day of hearing. A transcript of all such hearings shall be 
printed and a copy furnished to each Member, Delegate, and the 
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.
    (b) Other Hearings:
            (1) All other hearings conducted by the Committee 
        or its subcommittees shall be open to the public except 
        when the Committee or subcommittee in open session and 
        with a majority present determines by roll call vote 
        that all or part of the remainder of that hearing on 
        that day shall be closed to the public because 
        disclosure of testimony, evidence, or other matters to 
        be considered would endanger the national security or 
        would violate any law or Rule of the House of 
        Representatives. Notwithstanding the requirements of 
        the preceding sentence, a majority of those present at 
        a hearing conducted by the Committee or any of its 
        subcommittees, there being in attendance the number 
        required under Section 5 (c) of these Rules to be 
        present for the purpose of taking testimony, (1) may 
        vote to close the hearing for the sole purpose of 
        discussing whether testimony or evidence to be received 
        would endanger the national security or violate Clause 
        2 (k)(5) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives or (2) may vote to close the hearing, 
        as provided in Clause 2 (k)(5) of such Rule. No Member 
        of the House of Representatives may be excluded from 
        nonparticipatory attendance at any hearing of the 
        Committee or its subcommittees unless the House of 
        Representatives shall by majority vote authorize the 
        Committee or any of its subcommittees, for purposes of 
        a particular series of hearings on a particular article 
        of legislation or on a particular subject of 
        investigation, to close its hearings to Members by the 
        same procedures designated in this subsection for 
        closing hearings to the public; Provided, however, That 
        the Committee or its subcommittees may by the same 
        procedure vote to close five subsequent days of 
        hearings.
            (2) Subcommittee chairmen shall coordinate the 
        development of schedules for meetings or hearings after 
        consultation with the Chairman and other subcommittee 
        chairmen with a view toward avoiding simultaneous 
        scheduling of Committee and subcommittee meetings or 
        hearings.
            (3) Each witness who is to appear before the 
        Committee or any of its subcommittees as the case may 
        be, insofar as is practicable, shall file in advance of 
        such appearance, a written statement of the proposed 
        testimony and shall limit the oral presentation at such 
        appearance to a brief summary, except that this 
        provision shall not apply to any witness appearing 
        before the Committee in the overall budget hearings.
            (4) Each witness appearing in a nongovernmental 
        capacity before the Committee, or any of its 
        subcommittees as the case may be, shall to the greatest 
        extent practicable, submit a written statement 
        including a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of the 
        amount and source (by agency and program) of any 
        Federal grant (or subgrant thereof) or contract (or 
        subcontract thereof) received during the current fiscal 
        year or either of the two previous fiscal years by the 
        witness or by an entity represented by the witness.
    (c) Quorum for Taking Testimony--The number of Members of 
the Committee which shall constitute a quorum for taking 
testimony and receiving evidence in any hearing of the 
Committee shall be two.
    (d) Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses:
            (1) The Minority Members of the Committee or its 
        subcommittees shall be entitled, upon request to the 
        Chairman or subcommittee chairman, by a majority of 
        them before completion of any hearing, to call 
        witnesses selected by the Minority to testify with 
        respect to the matter under consideration during at 
        least one day of hearings thereon.
            (2) The Committee and its subcommittees shall 
        observe the five-minute rule during the interrogation 
        of witnesses until such time as each Member of the 
        Committee or subcommittee who so desires has had an 
        opportunity to question the witness.
    (e) Broadcasting and Photographing of Committee Meetings 
and Hearings--Whenever a hearing or meeting conducted by the 
full Committee or any of its subcommittees is open to the 
public, those proceedings shall be open to coverage by 
television, radio, and still photography, except as provided in 
paragraph (f)(2) of the Rules of the House of Representatives. 
Neither the full Committee Chairman or Subcommittee Chairman 
shall limit the number of television or still cameras to fewer 
than two representatives from each medium.
    (f) Subcommittee Meetings--No subcommittee shall sit while 
the House is reading an appropriation measure for amendment 
under the five-minute rule or while the Committee is in 
session.
    (g) Public Notice of Committee Hearings--The Chairman of 
the Committee shall make public announcement of the date, 
place, and subject matter of any Committee or subcommittee 
hearing at least one week before the commencement of the 
hearing. If the Chairman of the Committee or subcommittee, with 
the concurrence of the ranking minority member of the Committee 
or respective subcommittee, determines there is good cause to 
begin the hearing sooner, or if the Committee or subcommittee 
so determines by majority vote, a quorum being present for the 
transaction of business, the Chairman or subcommittee chairman 
shall make the announcement at the earliest possible date. Any 
announcement made under this subparagraph shall be promptly 
published in the Daily Digest and promptly entered into the 
Committee scheduling service of the House Information Systems.

Sec. 6: Procedures for Reporting Bills and Resolutions

    (a) Prompt Reporting Requirement:
            (1) It shall be the duty of the Chairman to report, 
        or cause to be reported promptly to the House any bill 
        or resolution approved by the Committee and to take or 
        cause to be taken necessary steps to bring the matter 
        to a vote.
            (2) In any event, a report on a bill or resolution 
        which the Committee has approved shall be filed within 
        seven calendar days (exclusive of days in which the 
        House is not in session) after the day on which there 
        has been filed with the Committee Clerk a written 
        request, signed by a majority of Committee Members, for 
        the reporting of such bill or resolution. Upon the 
        filing of any such request, the Committee Clerk shall 
        notify the Chairman immediately of the filing of the 
        request. This subsection does not apply to the 
        reporting of a regular appropriation bill or to the 
        reporting of a resolution of inquiry addressed to the 
        head of an executive department.
    (b) Presence of Committee Majority--No measure or 
recommendation shall be reported from the Committee unless a 
majority of the Committee was actually present.
    (c) Roll Call Votes--With respect to each roll call vote on 
a motion to report any measure or matter of a public character, 
and on any amendment offered to the measure of matter, the 
total number of votes cast for and against, and the names of 
those Members voting for and against, shall be included in the 
Committee report on the measure or matter.
    (d) Compliance With Congressional Budget Act--A Committee 
report on a bill or resolution which has been approved by the 
Committee shall include the statement required by Section 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, separately set 
out and clearly identified, if the bill or resolution provides 
new budget authority.
    (e) Constitutional Authority Statement--Each report of the 
committee on a bill or joint resolution of a public character 
shall include a statement citing the specific powers granted to 
the Congress in the Constitution to enact the law proposed by 
the bill or joint resolution.
    (f) Changes in Existing Law--Each Committee report on a 
general appropriation bill shall contain a concise statement 
describing fully the effect of any provision of the bill which 
directly or indirectly changes the application of existing law.
    (g) Rescissions and Transfers--Each bill or resolution 
reported by the Committee shall include separate headings for 
rescissions and transfers of unexpended balances with all 
proposed rescissions and transfers listed therein. The report 
of the Committee accompanying such a bill or resolution shall 
include a separate section with respect to such rescissions or 
transfers.
    (h) Listing of Unauthorized Appropriations--Each Committee 
report on a general appropriations bill shall contain a list of 
all appropriations contained in the bill for any expenditure 
not previously authorized by law (except for classified 
intelligence or national security programs, projects, or 
activities).
    (i) Supplemental or Minority Views:
            (1) If, at the time the Committee approves any 
        measure or matter, any Committee Member gives notice of 
        intention to file supplemental, minority, or additional 
        views, the Member shall be entitled to not less than 
        two additional calendar days after the day of such 
        notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal 
        holidays) in which to file such views in writing and 
        signed by the Member, with the Clerk of the Committee. 
        All such views so filed shall be included in and shall 
        be a part of the report filed by the Committee with 
        respect to that measure or matter.
            (2) The Committee report on that measure or matter 
        shall be printed in a single volume which--
                    (i) shall include all supplemental, 
                minority, or additional views which have been 
                submitted by the time of the filing of the 
                report, and
                    (ii) shall have on its cover a recital that 
                any such supplemental, minority, or additional 
                views are included as part of the report.
            (3) Subsection (h)(1) of this section, above, does 
        not preclude--
                    (i) the immediate filing or printing of a 
                Committee report unless timely request for the 
                opportunity to file supplemental, minority, or 
                additional views has been made as provided by 
                such subsection; or
                    (ii) the filing by the Committee of a 
                supplemental report on a measure or matter 
                which may be required for correction of any 
                technical error in a previous report made by 
                the Committee on that measure or matter.
            (4) If, at the time a subcommittee approves any 
        measure or matter for recommendation to the full 
        Committee, any Member of that subcommittee who gives 
        notice of intention to offer supplemental, minority, or 
        additional views shall be entitled, insofar as is 
        practicable and in accordance with the printing 
        requirements as determined by the subcommittee, to 
        include such views in the Committee Print with respect 
        to that measure or matter.
    (j) Availability of Reports--A copy of each bill, 
resolution, or report shall be made available to each Member of 
the Committee at least three calendar days (excluding 
Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) in advance of the date 
on which the Committee is to consider each bill, resolution, or 
report; Provided, That this subsection may be waived by 
agreement between the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member 
of the full Committee.

Sec. 7: Voting

    (a) No vote by any Member of the Committee or any of its 
subcommittees with respect to any measure or matter may be cast 
by proxy.
    (b) The vote on any question before the Committee shall be 
taken by the yeas and nays on the demand of one-fifth of the 
Members present.

Sec. 8: Studies and Examinations

    The following procedure shall be applicable with respect to 
the conduct of studies and examinations of the organization and 
operation of Executive Agencies under authority contained in 
Section 202 (b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 
and in Clause 2 (b)(3) of Rule X, of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives:
            (a) The Chairman is authorized to appoint such 
        staff and, in his discretion, arrange for the 
        procurement of temporary services of consultants, as 
        from time to time may be required.
            (b) Studies and examinations will be initiated upon 
        the written request of a subcommittee which shall be 
        reasonably specific and definite in character, and 
        shall be initiated only by a majority vote of the 
        subcommittee, with the chairman of the subcommittee and 
        the ranking minority member thereof participating as 
        part of such majority vote. When so initiated such 
        request shall be filed with the Clerk of the Committee 
        for submission to the Chairman and the Ranking Minority 
        Member and their approval shall be required to make the 
        same effective. Notwithstanding any action taken on 
        such request by the chairman and ranking minority 
        member of the subcommittee, a request may be approved 
        by a majority of the Committee.
            (c) Any request approved as provided under 
        subsection (b) shall be immediately turned over to the 
        staff appointed for action.
            (d) Any information obtained by such staff shall be 
        reported to the chairman of the subcommittee requesting 
        such study and examination and to the Chairman and 
        Ranking Minority Member, shall be made available to the 
        members of the subcommittee concerned, and shall not be 
        released for publication until the subcommittee so 
        determines.
            (e) Any hearings or investigations which may be 
        desired, aside from the regular hearings on 
        appropriation items, when approved by the Committee, 
        shall be conducted by the subcommittee having 
        jurisdiction over the matter.

Sec. 9: Official Travel

    (a) The chairman of a subcommittee shall approve requests 
for travel by subcommittee members and staff for official 
business within the jurisdiction of that subcommittee. The 
ranking minority member of a subcommittee shall concur in such 
travel requests by minority members of that subcommittee and 
the Ranking Minority Member shall concur in such travel 
requests for Minority Members of the Committee. Requests in 
writing covering the purpose, itinerary, and dates of proposed 
travel shall be submitted for final approval to the Chairman. 
Specific approval shall be required for each and every trip.
    (b) The Chairman is authorized during the recess of the 
Congress to approve travel authorizations for Committee Members 
and staff, including travel outside the United States.
    (c) As soon as practicable, the Chairman shall direct the 
head of each Government agency concerned not to honor requests 
of subcommittees, individual Members, or staff for travel, the 
direct or indirect expenses of which are to be defrayed from an 
executive appropriation, except upon request from the Chairman.
    (d) In accordance with Clause 2 (n) of Rule XI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives and Section 502 (b) of the 
Mutual Security Act of 1954, as amended, local currencies owned 
by the United States shall be available to Committee Members 
and staff engaged in carrying out their official duties outside 
the United States, its territories, or possessions. No 
Committee Member or staff member shall receive or expend local 
currencies for subsistence in any country at a rate in excess 
of the maximum per diem rate set forth in applicable Federal 
law.
    (e) Travel Reports:
            (1) Members or staff shall make a report to the 
        Chairman on their travel, covering the purpose, 
        results, itinerary, expenses, and other pertinent 
        comments.
            (2) With respect to travel outside the United 
        States or its territories or possessions, the report 
        shall include: (1) an itemized list showing the dates 
        each country was visited, the amount of per diem 
        furnished, the cost of transportation furnished, and 
        any funds expended for any other official purpose; and 
        (2) a summary in these categories of the total foreign 
        currencies and/or appropriated funds expended. All such 
        individual reports on foreign travel shall be filed 
        with the Chairman no later than sixty days following 
        completion of the travel for use in complying with 
        reporting requirements in applicable Federal law, and 
        shall be open for public inspection.
            (3) Each Member or employee performing such travel 
        shall be solely responsible for supporting the amounts 
        reported by the Member or employee.
            (4) No report or statement as to any trip shall be 
        publicized making any recommendations in behalf of the 
        Committee without the authorization of a majority of 
        the Committee.
    (f) Members and staff of the Committee performing 
authorized travel on official business pertaining to the 
jurisdiction of the Committee shall be governed by applicable 
laws or regulations of the House and of the Committee on House 
Oversight pertaining to such travel, and as promulgated from 
time to time by the Chairman.