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                                                       Calendar No. 146
107th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     107-57

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        TREASURY AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATION BILL, 2002
                                _______
                                

               September 4, 2001.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 1398]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1398) 
making appropriations for the Treasury Department, the United 
States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the President, 
and certain Independent Agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2002, and for other purposes, reports favorably 
thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.

Amount of bill as reported to the Senate................ $32,363,450,000
Amount of estimate......................................  32,035,351,000
The bill as reported to the Senate:
    Above the appropriations provided in 2001...........   1,788,729,000
    Above the estimates for 2002........................     328,099,000


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
General statement and summary of bill............................     3
Title I--Department of the Treasury..............................     5
Title II--United States Postal Service...........................    45
Title III--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
  Appropriated to the President..................................    47
Title IV--Independent Agencies:
    Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
      Disabled...................................................    60
    Federal Election Commission..................................    60
    Federal Labor Relations Authority............................    61
    General Services Administration..............................    61
    Merit Systems Protection Board...............................    75
    Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
      Environmental Policy Foundation............................    76
    National Archives and Records Administration.................    77
    National Historical Publications and Records Commission......    79
    Office of Government Ethics..................................    80
    Office of Personnel Management...............................    80
    Office of Special Counsel....................................    85
    U.S. Tax Court...............................................    85
Statement concerning general provisions..........................    87
Title V--General provisions, this act............................    88
Title VI--General provisions, departments, agencies, and 
  corporations...................................................    89
Compliance with paragraph 7, rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    92
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    93
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    94
Budget impact....................................................    97
Comparative statement............................................    98

               General Statement and Summary of the Bill

    The accompanying bill contains recommendations for new 
budget (obligational) authority for the Treasury Department, 
the United States Postal Service, the Executive Office of the 
President, and certain independent agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2002.
    The Committee considered budget estimates for fiscal year 
2002 in the aggregate amount of $32,035,351,000. Compared to 
that amount, the accompanying bill recommends new budget 
authority totaling $32,363,450,000.

                       REPROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS

    The Committee is concerned about the number of 
reprogramming requests submitted by agencies for congressional 
review. Agencies are again reminded that only those requests 
which meet the reprogramming criteria listed below will be 
considered, that reprogramming should be reserved for critical 
circumstances, and that reprogramming proposals will not be 
considered, except in extraordinary circumstances, if received 
45 or fewer days prior to the end of the fiscal year.
    The reprogramming guidelines to be used to determine 
whether or not a reprogramming shall be submitted to the 
Committee for prior approval are as follows:
          1. Except under extraordinary and emergency 
        situations, the Committees on Appropriations will not 
        consider requests for a reprogramming or a transfer of 
        funds, or use of unobligated balances, which are 
        submitted after the close of the third quarter of the 
        fiscal year, June 30;
          2. Clearly stated and detailed documentation 
        presenting justification for the reprogramming, 
        transfer, or use of unobligated balances shall 
        accompany each request;
          3. For agencies, departments, or offices receiving 
        appropriations in excess of $20,000,000, a 
        reprogramming shall be submitted if the amount to be 
        shifted to or from any object class, budget activity, 
        program line item, or program activity involved is in 
        excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is greater, 
        of the object class, budget activity, program line 
        item, or program activity;
          4. For agencies, departments, or offices receiving 
        appropriations less than $20,000,000, a reprogramming 
        shall be submitted if the amount to be shifted to or 
        from any object class, budget activity, program line 
        item, or program activity involved is in excess of 
        $50,000, or 10 percent, whichever is greater, of the 
        object class, budget activity, program line item, or 
        program activity;
          5. For any action where the cumulative effect of 
        below threshold reprogramming actions, or past 
        reprogramming and/or transfer actions added to the 
        request, would exceed the dollar threshold mentioned 
        above, a reprogramming shall be submitted;
          6. For any action which would result in a major 
        change to the program or item which is different than 
        that presented to and approved by either of the 
        Committees, or the Congress, a reprogramming shall be 
        submitted;
          7. For any action where funds earmarked by either of 
        the Committees for a specific activity are proposed to 
        be used for a different activity, a reprogramming shall 
        be submitted; and,
          8. For any action where funds earmarked by either of 
        the Committees for a specific activity are in excess of 
        the project or activity requirement, and are proposed 
        to be used for a different activity, a reprogramming 
        shall be submitted.
    Additionally, each request shall include a declaration 
that, as of the date of the request, none of the funds included 
in the request have been obligated, and none will be obligated, 
until the Committees on Appropriations have approved the 
request.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

                          Departmental Offices

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $222,337,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     181,768,000
Committee recommendation................................     187,322,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $187,322,000 
for salaries and expenses for department offices of the 
Department of the Treasury, which is $5,554,000 above the 
President's request. The increase above the President's request 
includes $1,354,000 for non-pay inflation, $3,200,000 for 
reimbursements related to the Asian Development Bank Conference 
and $1,000,000 for Smartforce.
    Departmental Offices' function in the Treasury Department 
is to provide basic support to the Secretary of the Treasury, 
who is the chief operating executive of the Department. The 
Secretary of the Treasury maintains the primary role in 
formulating and managing the domestic and international tax and 
financial policies of the Federal Government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation include: recommending and implementing United 
States domestic and international economic and tax policy; 
fiscal policy; governing the fiscal operations of the 
Government; maintaining foreign assets control; managing the 
public debt; overseeing major law enforcement functions carried 
out by the Treasury Department; managing development financial 
policy; representing the United States on international 
monetary, trade and investment issues; overseeing Treasury 
Department overseas operations; and directing the 
administrative operations of the Treasury Department.
    In support of the Secretary, the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation provides resources for policy formulation and 
implementation in the areas of domestic and international 
financial, investment, tax, economic, trade and financial 
operations and general fiscal policy. This appropriation also 
provides resources for administrative support to the Secretary 
and policy components, and coordination of Departmental 
administrative policies in financial and personnel management, 
procurement operations, and automated information systems and 
telecommunications.
    Economic Policies and Programs.--The function of the 
Economic Policies and Programs Activity is to advise the 
Secretary and Deputy Secretary in economic areas such as: (1) 
monitors macro-and micro-economic developments and assists in 
determining appropriate economic policies; collects and 
analyzes data pertaining to international portfolio investment 
and foreign exchange positions; develops an overall appraisal 
of the current state of, and outlook for the economy; provides 
written and oral briefing materials for the Secretary, other 
officials, and outsiders; participates in interagency groups 
working on economic matters to develop and maintain a 
coordinated and consistent government-wide economic program; 
and (2) the formulation and execution of U.S. international 
economic and financial policies regarding a wide range of 
international development and analysis functions involving: 
trade and investment, energy policy, monetary affairs, 
development financing, and general economic research into 
international financial issues. The Office of International 
Affairs works closely with other Federal agencies and 
international financial institutions, and coordinates 
international financial and macro-economic policy with the 
National Economic Council (Annual Economic Summit), the 
National Security Council, the Council of Economic Advisors, 
the Office of Management and Budget (foreign country risk 
review), the United States Trade Representative (financial 
services, investment, etc.), and all components of the 
Executive Office of the President. Under Presidential Executive 
Order, the Office of International Affairs participates with 
the Department of State in the collection and analysis of 
economic information on foreign countries. In the areas of 
international monetary and foreign exchange policy, the Office 
of International Affairs shares responsibility with the Federal 
Reserve (principally, the Board of Governors, but also the 
Federal Reserve Bank of New York) in working closely with the 
International Monetary Fund. In the area of international 
development, the Office of International Affairs formulates 
resource needs, notably U.S. contributions, policies and 
programs for various Multilateral Development Banks. With the 
Export-Import Bank, the Office of International Affairs has 
responsibility for export credit finance. This activity 
includes the Office of the Assistant Secretary (Economic 
Policy), the immediate offices of the Under Secretary 
(International Affairs), the Assistant Secretary (International 
Affairs) and the Office of International Affairs.
    Financial Policies and Programs.--The function of the 
Financial Policies and Programs Activity is to advise the 
Secretary and Deputy Secretary in areas of domestic finance, 
banking, fiscal policy and operations, and other related 
financial matters, including development of policies and 
guidance in the areas of financial institutions, Federal debt 
finance, financial regulation, and capital markets. 
Specifically, this activity ensures that the management of the 
Federal Government's cash minimizes risk and strikes a balance 
between cash needs and short-term investments. This activity 
provides decision makers and stakeholders with: (1) timely, 
concise and thorough policies, guidance and analysis in the 
areas of: financial institutions, financial regulation, the 
equitable and efficient delivery of financial services, the 
availability of credit, financial crimes, Federal debt finance, 
capital markets, the privatization of government assets, and 
any other issues related to domestic finance and financial 
services; and (2) the development and implementation of tax 
policies and programs; provides official estimates of all 
Government receipts for the President's Budget, fiscal policy 
decisions, and cash management decisions; establishes policy 
criteria reflected in regulations and rulings and guides 
preparation of them with the Internal Revenue Service to 
implement the Internal Revenue Code; negotiates tax treaties 
for the United States; and provides economic and legal policy 
analysis for domestic and international tax policy decisions. 
This activity includes the immediate office of the Under 
Secretary (Domestic Finance), the Assistant Secretary 
(Financial Institutions), the Assistant Secretary (Financial 
Markets), the Fiscal Assistant Secretary, and the Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Community Development Policy and the 
Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy).
    Enforcement Policies and Programs.--The function of the 
Enforcement Policies and Programs activity is to provide policy 
development, guidance and coordination to Treasury's law 
enforcement entities to combat money laundering and other 
financial crime, interdict illegal drugs, reduce violent crime, 
protect our nation's leaders, and provide quality training for 
enforcement personnel. Responsibilities include: (1) providing 
Departmental oversight and supervision of U.S. Customs Service, 
U.S. Secret Service, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco, and Firearms, and Executive Office of Asset 
Forfeiture; and (2) negotiating international agreements on 
behalf of the Secretary to engage in joint law enforcement 
operations for the exchange of financial information and 
records. The Office of Enforcement administers economic 
sanctions against selective foreign countries, international 
narcotics traffickers and international terrorists in 
furtherance of U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. 
This activity includes the immediate offices of the Under 
Secretary for Enforcement and the Assistant Secretary 
(Enforcement), including the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
    Treasury-wide Management Policies and Programs.--The 
Treasury-wide Management Policies and Programs Activity 
provides policy advice on matters involving the internal 
management of the Department and its bureaus; coinage and 
currency production and security; the sale and retention of 
savings bonds; financial management, information systems, 
security, property management, human resources, procurement and 
contracting, strategic planning; and customer service. This 
activity is responsible for implementing the functions of the 
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Government Performance 
Results Act (GPRA), and the Information Technology Management 
Reform Act which includes efficient and effective use of the 
Treasury's resources. This activity includes the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary (Management) and Chief Financial Officer 
and the Treasurer of the United States.
    The Committee has provided $3,200,000 to reimburse law 
enforcement agencies in the State of Hawaii for additional 
expenses incurred during the May 7-12, 2001 Asian Development 
Bank Conference in Honolulu. These funds are to be transferred 
subject to a review of the billing statements.

                    OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL

    The Committee provides that the Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) be funded at no less than $19,732,000. The 
Committee is encouraged by the level of funding detail offered 
by Treasury in its budget justifications for its Enforcement 
programs, and regards this as an assurance that OFAC's direct 
costs will be properly covered as shown, and that 
administrative overhead resources are fairly allocated. The 
Committee requests that similar explanatory tables be provided 
in future justifications.

                        DEPARTMENT-WIDE TRAINING

    The Committee encourages the Department of the Treasury to 
deploy a commercial, enterprise-wide, Internet-based, 
comprehensive online, e-learning solution to provide training 
for its employees. The Committee is interested in this approach 
versus using multiple, fragmented and redundant training 
strategies across the Department. The Committee believes that 
adopting such an enterprise-wide, e-learning solution will 
create economies of scale and cost savings. Internet-based, on-
line, e-learning solutions are already being deployed within 
the Treasury at the IRS School of Information Technology in 
Austin, Texas. These e-learning solutions provide a higher 
quality training experience for IRS employees that can also be 
customized and adapted to fulfill the training needs of the 
entire Treasury Department. The Committee has provided an 
additional $1,000,000 to assist in the deployment of this 
training.

        Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments Program

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $62,150,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      70,828,000
Committee recommendation................................      69,028,000

    The Committee has provided a total of $69,028,000. The 1997 
Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act established 
this account which is authorized to be used by or on behalf of 
Treasury bureaus, at the Secretary's discretion, to modernize 
business processes and increase efficiency through technology 
investments, as well as other activities that involve more than 
one Treasury bureau or Treasury's interface with other 
governmental agencies.

                    Office of the Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $32,827,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      35,150,000
Committee recommendation................................      35,150,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $35,150,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Inspector 
General (IG). This amount is $2,323,000 above the fiscal year 
2001 level, and equals the budget estimate in fiscal year 2002.
    The IG conducts and supervises audits, evaluations, and 
investigations designed to: (1) promote economy, efficiency, 
and effectiveness and prevent fraud, waste and abuse in 
Departmental programs and operations; and (2) keep the 
Secretary and the Congress fully and currently informed of 
problems and deficiencies in the administration of Departmental 
programs and operations. The audit function provides program 
audit, contract audit and financial statement audit services. 
Contract audits provide professional advice to agency 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
relative to negotiation, award, administration, repricing, and 
settlement of contracts. Program audits review and audit all 
facets of agency operations. Financial statement audits assess 
whether financial statements fairly present the agency's 
financial condition and results of operations, the adequacy of 
accounting controls, and compliance with laws and regulations. 
These audits contribute significantly to improved financial 
management by helping Treasury managers identify improvements 
needed in their accounting and internal control systems. The 
evaluations function reviews program performance and issues 
critical to the mission of the Department, including assessing 
the Department's implementation of the Government Performance 
and Results Act (GPRA). The investigative function provides for 
the detection and investigation of improper and illegal 
activities involving programs, personnel, and operations. This 
appropriation also provides for the oversight of internal 
investigations made by the Office of Internal Affairs and 
Inspection in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the 
Customs Service, and the Secret Service.
    The Inspectors General Auditor Training Institute provides 
the necessary facilities, equipment, and support services for 
conducting auditor training for the Federal Government 
Inspector General community. The Office of the Inspector 
General is the parent organization for this entity, although 
program and financing data is reported under the Treasury 
Franchise fund (effective in 1999).
    The Committee is aware that the IG has the authority to 
request external audits for Treasury agencies. The Committee is 
deeply disturbed that the IG's decision not to continue to 
perform certain financial audits was made after the fiscal year 
2002 budget submission, leaving the affected agencies 
scrambling to find funds to cover the costs of the audits. The 
Committee expects the Department of the Treasury to work with 
the IG to remedy this growing problem for fiscal years 2001 and 
2002, and propose a permanent fix for fiscal year 2003 and 
beyond. Further, the Committee directs the IG to provide to the 
Committee by November 12, 2001, a written description of the 
steps that are being taken to address this problem.
    The Committee is also concerned about the movement of staff 
resources from performing financial audits to conducting 
investigations. As a result of this shift, the Committee is 
concerned that the IG is not meeting all of its requirements 
laid out by the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990, Public Law 
101-576, Section 301. The Committee directs the Inspector 
General to allocate the necessary staff and funding required to 
prepare the financial audits which the Secretary determines 
fall under the Inspector's jurisdiction. The Committee also 
directs the Inspector General to provide to the Committee on 
Appropriations, by March 1, 2002, a complete breakdown of 
financial audits prepared by the office. The report should 
delineate where such funds were provided to cover the costs 
during fiscal years 2001 and 2002, as well as provide a 
comprehensive plan for fiscal year 2003 for funding of the 
audit program.

           Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $118,166,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     122,342,000
Committee recommendation................................     123,799,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $123,799,000, 
an increase of $5,633,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level and 
$1,457,000 above the President's request. This includes 
$457,000 for non-pay inflation and $1,000,000 for monthly tax 
assistance audits.
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
(TIGTA) conducts audits, investigations, and evaluations to 
assess the operations and programs of the Internal Revenue 
Service (IRS) and Related Entities, the IRS Oversight Board and 
the Office of Chief Counsel to (1) promote the economic, 
efficient and effective administration of the nation's tax laws 
and to detect and deter fraud and abuse in IRS programs and 
operations; and (2) recommend actions to resolve fraud and 
other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies in these 
programs and operations, and keep the Secretary and the 
Congress fully and currently informed of these issues and the 
progress made in resolving them. TIGTA reviews existing and 
proposed legislation and regulations relating to the programs 
and operations of the IRS and Related Entities and makes 
recommendations concerning the impact of such legislation and 
regulations on the economy and efficiency in the administration 
of programs and operations of the IRS and Related Entities. The 
audit function provides program audit, contract audit and 
financial statement audit services. Program audits review and 
audit all facets of IRS and Related Entities. Contract audits 
provide professional advice to IRS contracting officials on 
accounting and financial matters relative to negotiation, 
award, administration, repricing, and settlement of contracts. 
The evaluations function reviews program performance and issues 
critical to the mission of the IRS. The investigative function 
provides for the detection and investigation of improper and 
illegal activities involving IRS programs and operations and 
protects the IRS and Related Entities against external attempts 
to corrupt or threaten their employees.
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration was 
established by the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 
(Public Law 105-206). Funding was first appropriated for this 
account in the fiscal year 2000 Treasury and General Government 
Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-58).

                      IMPROVED TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE

    One of Congress's principal objectives in enacting sweeping 
changes in the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 
98) was to improve IRS' service to the vast majority of 
taxpayers who want to comply with their tax filing and payment 
obligations but need additional assistance in meeting the 
obligations on an accurate and timely basis. In RRA 98, 
Congress directed IRS to achieve a better balance between its 
post-filing enforcement efforts on the one hand and pre-filing 
taxpayer assistance through education and service on the other. 
Congress also created an independent TIGTA to access and report 
on IRS' progress in achieving its new mandate.
    IRS maintains Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs), walk-in 
site staffed by IRS assistors where taxpayers should be able to 
have questions correctly answered and obtain the forms and 
guidance required for filing timely and accurate returns. To 
evaluate the IRS's success with these centers, TIGTA audited 47 
TACs and detailed the results in its May, 2001, report, ``The 
Internal Revenues Service Continues to Give Incorrect Tax 
Information in Taxpayer Assistance Centers.'' The report paints 
a scathing picture of numerous instances in which IRS provided 
inaccurate, incomplete, or inapplicable information. The 
Committee was especially concerned to read of several instances 
in which taxpayers were treated rudely, inconvenienced by waits 
as long as 90 minutes, and in some cases, denied service 
altogether.
    The Committee is deeply concerned about the findings of the 
TIGTA report, and with IRS's failure since enactment of RRA 98 
to achieve more significant progress in the critically 
important areas of pre-filing taxpayer service and assistance. 
The Committee has provided additional funds to TIGTA to allow 
TIGTA to conduct monthly audits--similar to the one conducted 
for its May 2001 report--and to report to the Committee on IRS' 
efforts to improve taxpayer service. The Committee expects to 
see a marked improvement in service during the 2001 tax filing 
season and directs TIGTA to begin the audits after January 1, 
2002.

           Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $30,932,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      32,932,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,932,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $32,932,000 
for the repair and restoration of the Treasury Building and 
Annex. This appropriation funds repairs and selected 
improvements to maintain the Main Treasury and Annex buildings. 
This recommendation is $2,000,000 above the fiscal year 2001 
level and equal to the budget estimate.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $37,493,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      45,155,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,702,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,702,000 
for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which is 
$8,209,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level and $547,000 above 
the President's request. The increase above the President's 
request is for non-pay inflation.
    FinCEN has responsibility for implementing Treasury's anti-
money laundering regulations through administration of the Bank 
Secrecy Act, 31 U.S.C. section 5311, et seq., and serves as a 
United States Government source for the systematic collection 
and analysis of information to assist in the investigation of 
money laundering and other financial crimes. FinCEN supports 
Treasury's goal to ``Combat Financial Crimes and Money 
Laundering'' by: (1) providing focused and sophisticated 
analysis of the elements of major case law enforcement support 
including trends and patterns of money laundering; (2) 
preventing money laundering through its regulatory programs and 
its outreach efforts to the financial community; and (3) 
serving as a catalyst to enlist valuable international support 
by promoting anti-money laundering measures worldwide.
    FinCEN, through the investigative analysis efforts, 
provides assistance to all law enforcement entities, including 
Federal, State, local and international, as they investigate 
and prosecute individuals, businesses and organizations 
involved in money laundering and other financial crimes. In the 
regulatory area, FinCEN establishes policy for an oversees Bank 
Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance by financial institutions. FinCEN 
provides BSA training to law enforcement, bank regulators, and 
bankers. FinCEN also provides expertise to support policy 
issues relevant to U.S. Government anti-money laundering and 
financial crime initiatives carried out through multilateral 
organizations. FinCEN is a catalyst for the development of 
Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) in other countries, and the 
transfer of information on money laundering issues and 
financial services worldwide.
    The Money Services Business (MSB) Regulatory Support 
Program will provide funding for additional regulatory and 
enforcement support to ensure compliance by money service 
businesses to the requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act.

                        TREASURY FORFEITURE FUND

    The Treasury forfeiture fund was established on October 1, 
1993, in Public Law 102-393. It is available to pay or 
reimburse certain costs and expenses related to seizures and 
forfeitures that occur pursuant to the Treasury Department's 
law enforcement activities. It has two accounts, one which is 
funded through permanent indefinite authority and the other 
which is funded through a direct annual appropriation. The 
direct appropriation represents the annual congressional 
limitation on the use of the proceeds from seized and forfeited 
assets. Forfeited cash and the proceeds of forfeited monetary 
instruments are deposited into the fund. Proceeds from the sale 
of other seized and forfeited assets are also deposited into 
the fund.

                 Expanded Access to Financial Services


                              (rescission)

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................               0
Committee recommendation................................      -8,000,000

    The Committee rescinds $8,000,000 of unobligated balances 
and directs that the remaining funds be obligated to continue 
the two projects initiated in fiscal year 2001.

                         Counterterrorism Fund

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $54,879,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      44,879,000
Committee recommendation................................      44,879,000

    The Committee has provided $44,879,000 for the 
Counterterrorism Fund, which is equal to the budget estimate. 
These funds are provided for responding to unforseen 
emergencies not budgeted for in the regular process. These 
funds are to be made available upon the advance approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    The Counterterrorism Fund is designed to cover 
unanticipated costs associated with: (1) providing support to 
counter, investigate, or prosecute domestic or international 
terrorism, including payment of rewards in connection with 
these activities; and (2) re-establishing the operational 
capability of an office, facility or other property damaged or 
destroyed as a result of any domestic or international 
terrorist incident. Treasury bureaus have important 
counterterrorism responsibilities including: protecting the 
President; designing and implementing security at National 
Special Security Events; investigating arson, explosives and 
firearms incidents; conducting financial investigations 
relating to terrorism; preventing weapons of mass destruction 
from entering our country; and implementing sanctions against 
terrorist organizations. Funds would be reimbursed to Treasury 
bureaus of departmental offices to compensate for costs 
incurred in areas such as travel, transportation, rentals and 
communications, print and graphics, other services, supplies, 
equipment, and unvouchered funds.

                Federal Law Enforcement Training Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $99,264,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     100,707,000
Committee recommendation................................     106,317,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $106,317,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center (FLETC), an increase of $5,610,000 above the 
President's request which provides $1,062,000 for non-pay 
inflation. This includes an additional $1,298,000 necessary for 
the training associated with the third and final year of the 
Secret Service staffing initiative. This also includes an 
additional $2,000,000 necessary for the costs associated with 
training additional Customs officers in the Northern Border 
staffing initiative. The Committee has included $650,000 for 
the Center to work with other Federal law enforcement agencies 
to establish written standards for the accreditation of Federal 
law enforcement training.
    FLETC provides the necessary facilities, equipment, and 
support services for conducting recruit, advanced, specialized, 
and refresher training for Federal law enforcement personnel. 
FLETC personnel conduct the instructional programs for the 
basic recruit and some of the advanced training. This 
appropriation is for operating expenses of FLETC, for research 
in law enforcement training methods, and curriculum content. In 
addition, FLETC has a reimbursable program to accommodate the 
training requirements of various Federal agencies. As funds are 
available, law enforcement training is provided to certain 
State, local, and foreign law enforcement personnel on a space-
available basis.
    The Committee has included ample funding to ensure that 
FLETC can meet the demands of agencies for training their 
personnel as they continue to hire additional personnel.
    The Committee has again included a general provision 
(section 615) to permit FLETC to acquire the temporary use of 
additional training facilities without seeking the advance 
approval otherwise required by that section.

                          Off-Campus Training

    The Committee continues to support the FLETC mission to 
provide basic technical assistance to State and local law 
enforcement agencies. Therefore, the Committee provides funding 
for the travel expenses of non-Federal personnel to attend 
course development meetings and training. In addition, the 
Committee continues to authorize FLETC to obtain temporary use 
of additional facilities by lease, contract, or other agreement 
for training which cannot be accommodated in existing Center 
facilities. In making these decisions, the Committee believes 
every consideration should be given to providing training in 
the most cost effective manner.

                    RURAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EDUCATION

    As part of the fiscal year 2001 appropriations made 
available to FLETC, Congress provided $1,000,000 to expand on a 
collaborative undertaking between FLETC's National Center for 
State and Local Training and Minot State University (MSU). This 
funding was divided between the two organizations for use in 
expanding the National Center's Small Town and Rural Law 
Enforcement training series in the Northern Plains States and 
for related, on-going research by MSU. As part of a contractual 
agreement, MSU and FLETC have worked to increase the amount of 
training for rural law enforcement agencies in the Plains 
region, including drug enforcement, critical incident response 
training, and hate and bias crimes training. MSU also is 
conducting an evaluation during, and a longitudinal study 
following, each training program to determine the value of the 
training. MSU is developing a clearinghouse for research 
findings, pursuing additional research, and marketing training 
programs throughout the Plains States.
    The Committee is pleased the Administration has continued 
funding for this program in its budget request at the fiscal 
year 2001 level and expects the National Center to use the 
funding provided in the bill, including funds used for hiring 
additional staff, to continue to develop specialized training 
for rural law enforcement agencies based upon the research and 
findings of MSU's studies and such other evaluative factors as 
FLETC may deem appropriate. The Committee provides an 
additional $250,000 to MSU to develop and deliver training that 
will help strengthen relationships among law enforcement 
organizations, schools, and communities to reduce gang 
activities and drug and other offenses in a coordinated manner.

                Law Enforcement Vehicle Pursuit Training

    In large and small communities throughout the United 
States, serious concerns have arisen over law enforcement 
vehicles engaged in criminal pursuit situations. One study, 
produced by the Police Executive Research Forum, suggests that 
40 percent of all police chases conclude in collisions and 20 
percent result in personal injuries, with 1 percent of those 
ending in an estimated 400 deaths annually. The problem has 
become one of balancing the legitimate needs for timely law 
enforcement actions against safety for all concerned.
    At the request of this Committee in the fiscal year 2001 
Appropriations Act, FLETC submitted a proposal to identify 
problems associated with vehicle pursuits, to evaluate current 
guidelines, and to develop programs aimed at improving 
practices involving police pursuits. Utilizing a FLETC 
curriculum developmental conference and a special interactive 
symposium, which was broadcast on live, closed circuit law 
enforcement television and over the Internet, participants and 
experts recommended an aggressive, multi-dimensional training 
program. The topics identified included ethical considerations, 
risk management, the decision to pursue, disengagement actions, 
legal and political ramifications, court decisions, and the 
psychology of stress on pursuing officers. The FLETC report 
suggests that training be conducted at three levels--executive, 
supervisory and officer--to reach as many as possible of the 
17,000 law enforcement agencies across the country.
    The Committee has included $1,000,000 for the National 
Center for State and Local Training at FLETC to oversee the 
development and coordination of a train-the-trainer program 
with the initial emphasis on police executives. The training 
should draw on experiences of seasoned personnel and provide a 
framework of best practices in policy implementation that can 
be provided to any agency that has pursuit responsibilities. 
The funding made available by the Committee shall be used by 
the National Center for necessary staff, course development, 
and program delivery. To the extent feasible, both FLETC sites 
and the National Center's Small Town and Rural (STAR) training 
sites should be utilized. The Committee recognizes that the 
funding provided will not be sufficient to complete all aspects 
of the needed training. FLETC should submit a report to the 
Committee on Appropriations on its progress and future resource 
needs, if any, no later that April 30, 2002.

     ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENTS, AND RELATED EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $54,086,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      21,895,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,434,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,434,000 
for acquisition, construction, improvements, equipment, 
furnishings and related costs for expansion and maintenance of 
facilities of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. The 
increase above the President's request includes $939,000 for 
non-pay inflation.
    This amount includes funding for the Facilities Master 
Plan, which provides the long range blueprint for expansion of 
facilities to meet the training requirements of the over 73 
participating agencies. The Committee has provided $1,700,000 
for a cafeteria and $2,200,000 for a firearms training facility 
complex, both of which are at the Artesia, New Mexico campus, 
as well as $4,700,000 for a firearms multipurpose building and 
an additional $2,000,000 for the Port of Entry facility at the 
Glynco, Georgia campus.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $103,248,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     106,487,000
Committee recommendation................................     106,965,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $106,965,000 
for interagency law enforcement. The increase above the 
President's request is for non-pay inflation.
    In a 1982 counterdrug effort, the Department of Justice 
(DOJ) developed the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement Task 
Force (ICDE) program to bring together and integrate the 
efforts of all levels of law enforcement in the fight against 
drugs. The ICDE program designated nine domestic regions that 
deploy the investigative expertise from 10 Federal agencies, 
and State and local law enforcement agencies to dismantle and 
disrupt major drug trafficking and money laundering 
organizations and place offenders in jail. Treasury agencies 
provide specific value-added investigative expertise to these 
major cases. The U.S. Customs Service provides specific 
expertise in international smuggling and interdiction; the 
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) provides 
expertise on firearms and explosives violence; and the Internal 
Revenue Service (Criminal Investigative Division) provides 
expertise on money laundering and tax evasion. Since 1998, the 
Treasury portion of the ICDE program has been administered by 
Treasury's Departmental Offices. Treasury's participating 
bureaus, ATF, Customs, and IRS, are reimbursed from this 
appropriation. Treasury has assigned two special agents to 
oversee ICDE policy and budget for the three Treasury bureaus. 
Funding for Treasury components is primarily utilized for full-
time equivalent employees; however, a portion of funding is 
used for operating expenses incurred during the investigative 
phase of the case.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $255,972,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     211,594,000
Committee recommendation................................     212,316,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $212,316,000 
for salaries and expenses for the Financial Management Service 
(FMS) in fiscal year 2002. The increase above the President's 
request is for non-pay inflation.
    Payments.--FMS implements payment policy and procedures for 
the Federal Government, issues and distributes payments, 
promotes the use of electronics in the payment process, and 
assists agencies in converting payments from paper checks to 
electronic funds transfer (EFT). The control and financial 
integrity of the Federal payments and collections process 
includes reconciliation, accounting, and claims activities. The 
claims activity settles claims against the United States 
resulting from Government checks which have been forged, lost, 
stolen, or destroyed, and collects monies from those parties 
liable for fraudulent or otherwise improper negotiation of 
Government checks.
    Collections.--FMS implements collections policy, 
regulations, standards, and procedures for the Federal 
Government, facilitates collections, promotes the use of 
electronics in the collections process, and assists agencies in 
converting collections from paper to electronic media.
    Debt Collection.--FMS provides debt collection operational 
services to client agencies which includes collection of 
delinquent accounts, offset of Federal payments against debts 
owed the Government, post-judgment enforcement, consolidation 
of information reported to credit bureaus, reporting for 
discharged debts or vendor payments, Federal Employee Salary 
Offset Hearings, mortgage servicing, collection of unclaimed 
financial assets, and disposition of foreclosed property.
    Government-wide Accounting and Reporting.--FMS also 
provides financial accounting, reporting, and financing 
services to the Federal Government and the Government's agents 
who participate in the payments and collections process by 
generating a series of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual 
Government-wide reports. FMS also works directly with agencies 
to help reconcile reporting differences.

                Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $771,143,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     803,521,000
Committee recommendation................................     821,421,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $821,421,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms (ATF), an increase of $17,900,000 above the 
President's request. The Committee recommends $6,400,000 for 
non-pay inflation, which includes $2,000,000 to support the 
National Integrated Ballistic Information Network system. The 
Committee has also included $5,000,000 above the 
Administration's request for the Integrated Violence Reduction 
Strategy. This funding shall be used to increase the number of 
ATF agents to enforce existing firearms laws in support of 
satellite offices of the United States Attorney's in outlying 
areas in conjunction with the Attorney General's Safe 
Neighborhoods initiative. This amount also includes $3,500,000 
for retrofitting and upgrades of the National Tracing Center 
Facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
    The ATF has three major strategic goals: (1) effectively 
contribute to a safer America by reducing the future number and 
cost of violent crimes; (2) maintain a sound revenue management 
and regulatory system that continues reducing payer burden, 
improving service, collecting revenue due, and preventing 
illegal diversion; and (3) protect the public and prevent 
consumer deception in ATF's regulated commodities. To achieve 
these goals, ATF enforces the Federal laws and regulations 
relating to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, explosives, and arson 
by working directly and in cooperation with others.

                   Federal alcohol administration act

    The Committee recognizes alcoholic beverages as among the 
most socially sensitive commodities marketed in the United 
States. In this connection, marketing, labeling, and 
advertising of alcoholic beverages must be accomplished in an 
environment which fosters fair and healthy competition while 
protecting the interests of the American consumer. The 
Committee expects that there be no diminution of regulatory and 
oversight functions in fiscal year 2002.

               ARMED CAREER CRIMINAL APPREHENSION PROGRAM

    The Armed Career Criminal Act, signed into law in 1984 and 
expanded by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, provides mandatory 
sentences for certain violent repeat offenders who carry 
firearms. The Bureau, given its jurisdiction over firearms 
laws, has a unique opportunity to effect the apprehension of 
violent offenders. The success to date of the Bureau's Repeat 
Offender Program has surpassed initial expectations regarding 
apprehension, prosecution, and conviction of career criminals. 
The Committee notes that over 80 percent of the defendants 
apprehended under this program have had direct involvement in 
illegal narcotics trafficking.

           STAFFING LEVELS IN SMALLER STATES AND RURAL STATES

    Over the past several years the number of ATF agents in the 
smaller States and rural areas have steadily declined, in favor 
of placing agent resources in larger States with large 
metropolitan centers. These staffing trends have not always 
reflected the needs of these areas. The Committee credits the 
Department for recognizing the need for placing special agents 
in under-represented rural areas and small and medium-sized 
States. The Committee urges that ATF follow through on pledges 
to maintain and increase staffing in under-represented rural, 
small, and medium-sized States.

                             GREAT Program

    The Committee provides $16,000,000 for grants to local law 
enforcement organizations for the Gang Resistance Education and 
Training (GREAT) Program. The GREAT program continues to be 
enthusiastically endorsed by communities in Colorado, North 
Dakota, and Alaska. The Committee directs ATF to consider 
providing GREAT funding to the qualified law enforcement and 
prevention organizations in these areas. In addition, the 
Committee believes strong consideration should be given to an 
application from Beaufort, South Carolina.

                     Safety and Security Standards

    The Committee is concerned about the apparent lack of 
safety and security standards for federally licensed firearms 
dealers. Guns stolen from licensed gun dealers pose an 
increasingly significant public safety threat. It is clear that 
the industry and ATF need to work together to address these 
problems. Therefore, the Committee directs ATF to make 
identifying and addressing security recommendations for Federal 
firearms licensees a priority at the next firearms industry 
discussion group that convenes.

             Criminal Gang Activity on Indian Reservations

    The Committee appreciates ATF's efforts to address the 
growing problem of gang-related activities on and near Indian 
reservations. In conjunction with programs and activities 
provided by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, ATF has made 
in-roads in Native communities to reduce gang-related 
activities by training, seminars, and after-school activities 
aimed at reducing the number of Native children that are likely 
participants in gang behavior. The Committee recommends that 
ATF continue to coordinate the efforts of the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA), the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and private 
organizations such as the National Native American Law 
Enforcement Association to expand these activities and develop 
an inter-agency and inter-disciplinary approach to gang-related 
activities.

                Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative

    The Committee commends ATF's efforts to reduce firearms 
violence by investigating illegal trafficking to the youth of 
this country. The Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative 
(YCGII) began as a pilot program in 17 cities in 1996 and is 
currently operating in 50 sites.
    The partnership between ATF and local law enforcement 
agencies in these communities is invaluable to the mutual 
effort to reduce gun-related crime. The tracing information 
provided by ATF not only allows local jurisdictions to target 
scarce resources to investigations likely to achieve results 
but also gives ATF the raw data to be able to investigate and 
prosecute the illegal source of these crime guns. The Committee 
continues to believe that there are significant disruptions in 
these illegal firearms markets directly due to investigative 
leads arising from this regional initiative.
    The Committee is concerned about youth gun violence in the 
Providence, Rhode Island metropolitan area. The Committee 
requests that ATF evaluate the feasibility of expanding the 
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative into this area and 
report its findings to the Committee on Appropriations within 
120 days of enactment of this Act.

                      EXPLOSIVE DETECTION TRAINING

    The Committee is pleased with the manner in which ATF has 
moved to make explosive detection training available on request 
to school districts nationwide. Field offices have utilized 
existing ATF publications and products for this effort, and are 
continuing to receive requests from schools and school systems.

               MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGICAL ENHANCEMENTS

    The Committee provided $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2001 for 
management and technological enhancement at the ATF Licensing 
Center, the Imports Branch, and the National Firearms Act 
Branch (NFA). The Committee appreciates the efforts of ATF to 
clearly articulate the enhancements they have implemented and 
are planning to implement in order to provide a more 
appropriate level of service to customers. It is clear that 
these are definitely steps in the right direction. The 
Committee encourages ATF to continue these efforts, and to 
provide periodic updates on their efforts to fulfill these 
commitments. However, the Committee believes that there are 
still two critical components of the plan which should be 
further addressed--personnel and communication.
    Understaffing at certain branches has contributed to some 
of the problems with the slow responses and inefficiencies 
regarding permit or form applications processing. The plan does 
not fully state how this problem will be addressed, 
particularly with regard to staff needed to troubleshoot 
problems. The plan also states that it is establishing new 
performance standards and critical elements for service 
positions in the Firearms, Explosives and Arson (FEA) Division. 
However, the plan does not state the key personnel performance 
areas that will be improved, nor does it state some typical 
standards to be achieved. For example, industry has continually 
pointed out ATF's long processing times, even for elementary 
transactions. One appropriate standard might be to cut the 
current processing time by some measurable percentage--perhaps 
by 50 percent within the next 18 months.
    ATF has stated that it welcomes advice from the importing 
and NFA communities in contributing to the achievement of ATF 
program objectives. However, the plan does not mention outreach 
objectives, such as regular quarterly meetings, regulatory 
seminars, or regional workshops with these industry sectors. 
Some possible communication improvements include more frequent 
open letters or Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) newsletters, a 
directory of ATF FEA personnel and how to contact them, and a 
revised and updated guidance handbook designed for both the 
importing and NFA communities. Finally, the Committee notes 
that ATF efforts cannot be fully achieved without some 
consideration to the import and export processes at the 
Department of State and the U.S. Customs Service. The Committee 
recommends that ATF seek a working group with these agencies to 
consult with industry on solutions that will enhance the 
fairness and efficiency of administering or enforcing firearms-
related laws by these agencies.

                          U.S. Customs Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................  $1,878,557,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................   1,961,764,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,022,453,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,022,453,000 
for salaries and expenses of the U.S. Customs Service, an 
increase of $143,896,000 above fiscal year 2001 levels and 
$60,689,000 above the President's request. The increase above 
the President's request includes $20,216,000 for non-pay 
inflation, $1,000,000 for work on joint technology projects 
with New Mexico State University's Physical Services 
Laboratory, $1,800,000 for funding related to the Customs 
financial statement audit, an additional $5,000,000 for child 
labor efforts, $750,000 for the Center for Agriculture Policy 
and Trade Studies, $250,000 for the National Law Center for 
Inter-American Free Trade, $25,000,000 for northern border 
staffing, $5,000,000 for the Intellectual Property Rights 
Center, $500,000 for the Vermont World Trade Office, and 
$900,000 for the scrap metal inspection pilot.
    The United States Customs Service, in partnership with 
other Federal agencies, is one of the Nation's primary means of 
border enforcement. Its mission is to ensure that all goods and 
persons entering and exiting the United States do so in 
compliance with all United States laws and regulations.
    Commercial.--Commercial activities are all process/business 
area activities (Trade Compliance, Outbound, and Passenger 
Processing) which occur prior to a violation being confirmed or 
acceptance of a referral for investigation. This includes 
intelligence gathering, targeting, analysis, and examination 
activities.
    Drug and Other Enforcement.--Drug and Other Enforcement 
activities are process activities which occur after 
confirmation of a violation or acceptance of a referral for 
investigation. Also included are enforcement strategies to 
address enforcement issues which impact more than one process, 
intelligence activities and investigations of drug and money 
laundering violations, intelligence activities and 
investigations related to alleged/suspected violations which 
are independent of process activities, the air and marine 
interdiction programs, and radio communications management.

                  NORTHERN BORDER STAFFING INITIATIVE

    The Northern Border of the United States extends nearly 
4,000 miles, but is staffed by only 1,773 Customs officers. 
Since the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA), trade with Canada has increased 90 percent, and total 
cargo entries have increased by 162 percent, representing trade 
worth over $350,000,000,000 in goods annually. Annual increases 
in legitimate, as well as illegal, trade and traffic at the 
Northern Border places additional burdens on the woefully 
understaffed U.S. Customs Service, whose officers ensure all 
persons and goods entering and exiting the United States do so 
in compliance with all U.S. laws and regulations. Customs not 
only enforces these laws through interdiction and 
investigation, they facilitate the entry of billions of dollars 
in legitimate trade.
    The 2,000-mile Southwest Border has experienced similar 
pressures in legitimate trade and illegal activity. The 
Committee provided a total of $38,700,000 above the President's 
budget requests in fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for the 
additional hiring of Customs officers on the Southwest Border. 
That staffing effort resulted in the hiring of an additional 
316 Special Agents, Inspectors, and Canine Enforcement Officers 
to augment the approximate 8,000 officers already serving that 
area. However, recent events at the Northern Border accentuates 
the need for increased staffing there as well. The Committee 
notes that in December 1999, prior to the celebration of the 
Millennium, Customs apprehended a terrorist at the Blaine, 
Washington Port of Entry as he entered the United States, 
thereby preventing an almost certain terrorist event. In June 
2001, two Cuban assassins were apprehended by Customs agents as 
they attempted to flee the United States through this same 
border area, after murdering a child in New Mexico following a 
failed narcotics deal. These incidents, in conjunction with 
huge increases in legitimate cargo entering the United States 
across the Northern border as a result of NAFTA and other trade 
agreements, underscore the need for additional staffing for 
Customs along this extended and largely unprotected border.
    The Committee has included $25,000,000 for a Northern 
Border hiring initiative. This funding would increase staffing 
along the Northern Border by approximately 285 Customs 
officers. The Committee therefore directs that Customs hire an 
appropriate ratio of Special Agents, Inspectors, and Canine 
Enforcement Officers to address the needs of the offices and 
ports along the Northern Border. The Committee encourages 
Customs to pay particular attention to the needs of Washington, 
Montana, North Dakota, Michigan, New York, and Vermont in 
assessing where to deploy these officers. The Committee directs 
Customs to submit an expenditure plan for approval to the 
Committee on Appropriations prior to obligating any funds 
provided by this initiative.

                    Remote Administration Technology

    The Committee supports ongoing efforts to enhance services 
at low-volume ports of entry through the use of remote 
administration technology. The Committee believes the 
additional security presence and the after-hours travel 
capabilities will benefit those who live near the affected 
border crossings. However, to ensure that commercial traffic 
through these ports is not negatively affected, these 
enhancements must not result in loss of personnel or reduced 
staffed hours at these ports.

         Staffing and Service Levels at Customs Ports of Entry

    The Committee continues to believe that the services 
provided through the Charleston, WV, Customs office are very 
important to the State of West Virginia and the Nation as a 
whole. For this reason, the Committee expects the Service to 
maintain the level of services provided in fiscal year 1996 
through fiscal year 2002 at this office.
    The Committee continues to believe that the policy of 
providing part-time and temporary inspectors at the Honolulu 
International Airport is an effective way to handle the large 
and increasing volume of passengers arriving and departing this 
very busy airport in Hawaii. The Committee has again included 
$750,000 for part-time and temporary positions in the Honolulu 
Customs District. This action is intended to enhance and not 
supplant current staffing levels. Amounts included in this 
account are sufficient to maintain staffing levels at this 
airport through fiscal year 2002 at the fiscal year 1997 level.
    The Charleston, South Carolina Port (Port) is the fourth 
largest cargo port in the United States, and the second largest 
on the East Coast. However, the Port continues to be severely 
understaffed by Customs and lacks the necessary resources to 
address the volume of cargo entering the Port yearly. As the 
volume of cargo traffic at the Port continues to increase, 
Customs resources and staffing at the Port have fallen behind. 
The Committee is aware that Customs dedicated to the Port, on a 
temporary basis, an additional canine team which resulted in 
commensurate increases in seizures of contraband. This is 
concrete evidence that increased staffing at the Port will 
enhance the mission of the Customs Service at this location, 
supporting enforcement as well as facilitating the entry of 
legitimate trade. The Committee recommends that Customs make 
every effort to provide additional staffing and equipment for 
use at the Port. The Committee directs that in no case shall 
the level of Special Agents, Inspectors, Canine Enforcement 
Officers or other support personnel fall below the 1999 
staffing levels at the Port.
    The Committee is aware of the need to sufficiently staff 
and operate the Santa Teresa, New Mexico border station. This 
border station has two processing booths, but lacks staff to 
operate them both throughout the day. With the projected 
traffic volume increase resulting from a new Mexican road which 
will bypass Ciudad Juarez/El Paso and divert traffic to Santa 
Teresa, it is essential that these two processing booths be 
fully manned. The Committee directs Customs to provide to the 
Committee by March 1, 2002 a report on their plans to address 
these staffing needs.
    Southeast Michigan is one of the largest commercial trade 
corridors in North America. Its land border passenger traffic 
and airport passenger operations are among the busiest in the 
United States and growing. The Port of Detroit contains various 
modes of entry which present unique challenges to Customs 
because passengers and cargo arrive in Detroit via airport, 
seaport, tunnel, and bridge along an international border. The 
Committee is concerned that despite growing trade and 
commercial traffic, as well as increasing passenger border 
crossings and airport passenger arrivals, Customs staffing is 
inadequate to handle this volume of traffic at the Port. 
Customs should give a high priority to funding sufficient 
staffing at the Port of Detroit for fiscal year 2002.
    The Louisville office of the Customs Service is the second 
busiest in the Midwest Region and ranks second in all major 
trade-related categories. However, the Committee has been made 
aware that the Louisville office ranks ninth in terms of 
staffing. The Louisville Airport ranks 12th in the world in 
terms of total cargo handled and seventh nationwide. As the 
Louisville Airport continues to grow, and as its links to the 
international community increase, additional Customs Inspectors 
are needed to handle the increased passenger and cargo traffic. 
Therefore, the Committee directs Customs to provide to the 
Committee by March 1, 2002 a report on their plans to address 
these staffing needs.
    The Committee recognizes the deficiencies in facilities 
along the Northern Border between Montana and Canada. The 
Committee recommends that the Customs Service address these 
harmful shortages expeditiously.
    Legitimate, as well as illicit, trade and traffic continue 
to grow in the State of Florida. Customs should give a high 
priority to funding sufficient inspection personnel at ports of 
entry in Florida for fiscal year 2002.
    Over the years Customs personnel in smaller States as well 
as rural areas have declined considerably. Problems facing 
these areas have not necessarily declined, and the Committee 
urges Customs to continually review its staffing requirements 
and to consider the allocation to smaller States and rural 
areas.
    The Committee recognizes the importance of full-time 
staffing at the Pittsburg, New Hampshire port of entry for New 
Hampshire and the entire New England region. As the only port 
of entry in New Hampshire, the Committee directs Customs to 
give a high priority to funding sufficient staffing at the 
Pittsburg station for fiscal year 2002.

                       VERMONT WORLD TRADE OFFICE

    Vermont continues to develop a large market in 
international trade. Forty percent of Vermont companies, which 
employ approximately 70,000 individuals, are engaged in 
exports. In 1995, the State of Vermont created the Vermont 
World Trade Office to provide technical assistance to 
businesses and information on foreign trade opportunities. The 
Office has received overwhelming numbers of requests from 
companies interested in exploring international trade 
opportunities. To meet this demand, the Vermont World Trade 
Office hopes to open satellite offices and expand service for 
its clients. The Committee includes $500,000 to continue the 
partnership with the Vermont World Trade Office in furtherance 
of promoting foreign trade.

                PORT OF ENTRY INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSMENT

    The Committee was pleased to receive the Port of Entry 
Infrastructure Assessment study earlier this year. This 
detailed report was a joint collaboration of the Customs 
Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and 
General Services Administration (GSA). The information provided 
in the study is extremely valuable and sets ambitious goals for 
the Administration to meet. The Committee strongly believes 
that our Nation's ports of entry have been too long ignored and 
has provided detailed instructions in the GSA portion of this 
report for the Administration to carefully review as it 
prepares its budget projections for fiscal year 2003 and 
beyond.
    Because of the dramatic increase in trade and traffic 
between the United States and Mexico over the past several 
years, resources to police the border and facilitate cross-
border trade have been strained. There remains a critical need 
to upgrade New Mexico border facilities so that the Customs 
Service can efficiently and effectively handle the increasing 
traffic demands. The Committee encourages Customs to work with 
the General Services Administration to address infrastructure 
and technology improvements at the Santa Teresa and Columbus, 
New Mexico border stations. Further, the Committee requests 
that Customs provide a written update on those efforts by March 
1, 2002.

               Customs Integrity Awareness Program (CIAP)

    The Committee continues its strong support for the Customs 
integrity awareness program. This program, begun in fiscal year 
2000, is to improve hiring methodologies to ensure that 
applicants are of the highest quality and integrity, and to 
improve the recruitment process. The funding provided allows 
Customs to conduct polygraph examinations for candidates 
applying for positions which are most susceptible to 
corruption. The Committee encourages the Commissioner to 
continue efforts to improve the integrity measures of the 
Customs Service.

                           CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

    The Committee directs the Customs Service to continue 
providing $100,000 of available funds to promote public 
awareness for the child pornography tipline, including ongoing 
efforts to make children aware of the tipline, in fiscal year 
2002. The Committee recommends that the Customs Service 
continue to coordinate this promotional effort with the 
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the U.S. 
Postal Service to ensure that the publicity is diversified and 
effective. The Committee fully supports Customs' work in 
battling child pornography and is impressed with the successes 
Customs has had given the limited resources.

                   Forced and Indentured Child Labor

    The Committee is pleased with the continued work of Customs 
regarding enforcement of section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 
as it relates to forced and indentured child labor. The 
Committee believes that continued focus on enforcement of the 
ban on importation of goods made by forced child labor is 
critical, and that Customs needs to continue this effort 
through aggressive investigation and enforcement of the 
applicable laws. The Committee has provided an additional 
$5,000,000 in fiscal year 2002 for Customs to expand staffing 
and to open offices in regions identified as high-threat for 
forced and indentured child labor. The Committee requests an 
expenditure plan prior to the obligation of funds.

            CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL POLICY AND TRADE STUDIES

    The volume of trade along the Northern border has increased 
dramatically in the last decade as a result of a number of free 
trade agreements. Implementation of World Trade Organization 
(WTO) policies will also have a significant impact on the 
Northern Border, particularly in the Northern Plains region. 
The Committee recognized the importance of this growth in trade 
and provided funds in fiscal years 2000 and 2001 to conduct 
research on the bilateral trade of agricultural commodities and 
products under the Canada-United States Trade Agreement. This 
research is being conducted at the Center for Agricultural 
Policy and Trade Studies located at North Dakota State 
University.
    The primary purpose of this research is to analyze a wide 
range of agricultural and trade policies, and emerging issues 
related to the Northern Plains agricultural exports for 
agricultural producers, agribusinesses, and the rural economies 
of the Northern Plains States. Specific objectives are to: (1) 
evaluate the impact of multilateral and regional free trade 
agreements and competitiveness of Northern Plains agriculture 
in global economies; (2) analyze the region's agricultural 
competitiveness and farm income under the 2002 Farm Bill; (3) 
evaluate the impact of macro policy variables, such as interest 
rates and exchange rates on imports; (4) develop strategies to 
improve export opportunities for Northern grown crops and 
products under the new trade environment; and (5) monitor 
continuously United States and Canada agricultural trade and 
assess its impact on the economy. The Committee recognizes that 
United States and Northern Plains agriculture has become 
internationally oriented. Therefore, it is critical that 
Federal and State policymakers be able to appraise the impact 
of trade policy decisions on agriculture and agribusiness. The 
Committee has included $750,000 for the Center to continue this 
project.
    The Committee also has included $250,000 for the National 
Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade to continue to conduct 
research and develop recommendations for the Customs Services 
in connection with the negotiations on the Free Trade Area of 
the Americas.

                             Project ALERT

    The Committee instructs the Customs Service to provide no 
less than $200,000 to the National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children for the training of retired law enforcement 
officers to assist in the investigation of unsolved missing 
children cases nationwide. The Committee anticipates that these 
funds will be in addition to other funds available to the 
Center for these purposes.

                      Drug Interdiction Operations

    Through the years, Customs has had to react to changing 
smuggling modes. Drug interdiction methods have been adjusted 
to challenge this ever changing threat. This effort has proven 
effective through the years. Yet, vigilance remains the 
watchword. Currently, emphasis is being placed on interdiction 
efforts in Caribbean waters around Puerto Rico and the U.S. 
Virgin Islands. Lessons learned from efforts off the Florida 
coast have been very successful. The Committee reminds Customs 
that the threat can shift very quickly, and that appropriate 
attention should be given to ensure that the Florida coast is 
adequately covered by air and marine assets.

                INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS INITIATIVE

    The U.S. copyright and trademark industries are America's 
fastest growing asset, representing more than 4.3 percent of 
the annual gross domestic product. These intellectual property 
based industries contribute more to the Nation's economy and 
employ more individuals than any other manufacturing sector, 
and remain first in foreign sales and exports. The software 
industry, in particular, contributes more than 800,000 skilled, 
highly paid jobs, and $28,000,000,000 in tax revenues. The 
Committee is aware that the success of this industry is 
increasingly threatened by intellectual property theft. To stem 
the tide of piracy and counterfeiting, Federal law enforcement 
efforts, particularly by Customs, are dedicated to 
investigation and prosecution of these types of crimes. In 
1999, Customs, in concert with the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI), developed and staffed the Intellectual 
Property Rights (IPR) Center. The Committee is extremely 
pleased with the results to date of the enforcement efforts of 
the Department of Justice, Customs and the FBI. The Committee, 
therefore, recommends that an additional $5,000,000 be provided 
for the investigative efforts of the IPR Center. The Committee 
expects that the funds will support the hiring and strategic 
placement of dedicated Customs Special Agents in domestic and 
overseas offices to enhance enforcement of the intellectual 
property rights laws, and, in particular, to halt importation 
and exportation of the contraband goods. The Committee further 
directs that sufficient funds be allocated to support the 
operations of the IPR Center. No funds shall be obligated 
without submission of a spending plan to the Committee on 
Appropriations.

                      SCRAP METAL INSPECTION PILOT

    Last year the Committee provided funding for Customs, 
working with scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency 
(EPA) Office of Radiation and Indoor Air, to purchase and 
gather data from radiation monitors to detect radionuclide 
concentrations in scrap metal being imported into the United 
States through the port of New Orleans. The Committee is 
cognizant of the burden on United States businesses for efforts 
to dispose of contaminated steel and therefore provides an 
additional $900,000 to fund a second year of the pilot. This 
threat assessment should also address which Government agency 
is best suited to carry out the pilot project, and at what 
cost. The Committee understands that although this radioactive 
waste is largely transported via ocean going cargo, it also is 
reportedly transported via trucks across the land borders. The 
Committee directs that consideration be given to expanding the 
project to develop a detection system at a land border port of 
entry with particular attention to a port in the State of 
Vermont.

                         INSPECTION TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee has consistently supported new technology and 
equipment to improve the inspection of traffic across our 
borders. One example is the use of the Vehicle and Cargo 
Inspection System (VACIS) technology, which is a non-intrusive 
inspection technology used on vehicles and cargo containers. A 
new VACIS system has been developed to scan rail cars and is 
being installed along the Southwest Border for deployment.
    An additional technology of interest to law enforcement 
agencies along our borders is the Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) system, 
which can weigh commercial traffic as it passes through ports 
of entry. New Mexico State University's Physical Sciences Lab 
(NMSU/PSL) has WIM under development, and is also establishing 
the Santa Teresa Border Technology Development Center, which is 
designed to test such technologies. With a presence on the 
border and at a port of entry that handles mostly commercial 
traffic, an additional $1,000,000 has been included in the 
Customs budget for WIM and other detection technologies so that 
the agency can work in partnership with NMSU/PSL on joint 
technology projects.

                    MARKING REQUIREMENTS ON JEWELRY

    The Committee directs Customs to report to the Committee on 
Appropriations, within 60 days of enactment of this Act, on the 
discrepancies between country of origin marking requirements 
for imported Native American style jewelry and imported fashion 
jewelry and jewelry boxes.

  operation, maintenance and procurement, air and marine interdiction 
                                programs

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $139,919,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     162,637,000
Committee recommendation................................     172,637,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $172,637,000 
for operation and maintenance activities of the Customs air and 
marine interdiction programs. This amount is $39,703,000 above 
fiscal year 2001 levels and $10,000,000 above the President's 
request. This includes an additional $3,000,000 for electro-
optical infrared (EO-IR) sensors, and $7,000,000 for the 
Customs National Aviation Center.
    The Customs Air and Marine Interdiction Program combats the 
illegal entry of narcotics and other goods into the United 
States. This appropriation provides capital procurement and 
total operations and maintenance for the Customs air and marine 
program. This program also provides support for the 
interdiction of narcotics by other Federal, State and local 
agencies.
    The Customs Service will continue implementation of the 
Western Hemisphere Drug Elimination Act (WHDEA). At the 
Administration's request $35,000,000 in new funding is included 
to intensify WHDEA activities, including the purchase of new 
equipment as well as other enhancements, to improve 
interdiction efforts against drug operations in the source and 
transit zones.

                     CUSTOMS COUNTERDRUG RESOURCES

    The Committee, supportive of the use of technology and 
assets as a means to enhance the Customs mission, necessarily 
places the priority on meeting these annualized costs over the 
acquisition of additional assets and the concomitant support 
personnel and maintenance costs. The Committee remains 
concerned about the Customs Service failure to consider the 
full budgetary impact and secure funding for items and 
personnel funded in addition to their congressional budget 
submission. The Committee encourages Customs to continue to 
evaluate, consider and acquire such assets in an effort to 
maximize its personnel and resources. However, the Committee 
expects that the Customs Service will responsibly address and 
meet all out-year costs for any new acquisitions and personnel 
without sacrificing existing programs in the process.

       AIR AND MARINE INTERDICTION DIVISION EO/IR IMAGING SYSTEMS

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,200,000 for 
electro-optical infrared (EO/IR) sensors, an increase of 
$3,000,000 above the President's request of $1,200,000 for P-3 
EO/IR sensor upgrades. These additional funds are to be used 
for the procurement or upgrade of these sensors for the 
following Customs aircraft: AS-350 Light Enforcement 
Helicopter; UH-60 helicopter; C-12 Maritime Patrol Aircraft; 
and for the marine interceptor ``go-fast'' boats. These funds 
will allow Customs to accelerate the upgrade of the current 
fleet and begin the procurement for air/maritime platforms that 
do not presently have this critical EO/IR capability.

                          ROTORCRAFT TRAINING

    The Committee is aware that the Customs Service previously 
contracted with the University of North Dakota for rotorcraft 
training. The University has state-of-the-art facilities, 
experienced flight instructors, internationally recognized 
expertise in touch-down auto rotation, and an excellent 
relationship with the Customs Service. Therefore, the Committee 
urges Customs to give particular attention to applications 
submitted by the University when the contract is next competed.

                     LONG RANGE BLUE WATER VESSELS

    The Committee recognizes the importance of long range blue 
water vessels as an operational component of Customs' marine 
interdiction strategy. The Committee understands the difficult 
choices facing the Customs Service with regard to the marine 
interdiction program and applauds the continued success in 
spite of current budgetary constraints. The Committee 
encourages the Customs Service, within existing resources, to 
examine ways to address the replacement of these vessels given 
the importance of operating and maintaining a safe and 
effective fleet.

                    CUSTOMS NATIONAL AVIATION CENTER

    The Committee has provided $7,000,000 to continue a Customs 
Service program to facilitate uniformity in aviation training. 
This standardization program will be headquartered on site at 
the Customs National Aviation Center (CNAC) at Oklahoma City, 
Oklahoma. CNAC will also be the home station for such assets as 
are required to implement this program, including facilities 
necessary for further standardization of operational training 
activities of the Customs Service's Air and Marine Interdiction 
Division.

                        AUTOMATION MODERNIZATION

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $257,832,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     257,832,000
Committee recommendation................................     357,832,000

    The Committee has provided $5,400,000 for the International 
Trade Data System, $122,432,000 for the Automated Commercial 
Systems (ACS), and $230,000,000 to continue work on the 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This is $100,000,000 
above the requested level.
    The Customs Service continues to modernize its trade data 
processing system. The current system, ACS, will be replaced 
with the new ACE. ACE will provide an upgrade to the system 
which will enable Customs to meet the demands of an increasing 
volume of trade and convert to a paperless process and an 
account-based system. These funds will support the ACS legacy 
system while the conversion to ACE is underway and will assist 
Customs in incorporating the development of an International 
Trade Data System into its overall plan for modernizing the 
trade data processing system.

                    AUTOMATED COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT

    Automation modernization of the aging Customs commercial 
systems and processes is critical to the Nation's commerce. The 
Committee is encouraged by the efforts and progress made over 
the last year by Customs in its automation modernization 
effort. With funding provided by this Committee in fiscal year 
2001, Customs was able to select the PRIME contractor for ACE. 
The Committee believes that Customs appears to be on the right 
track in establishing a well-considered framework necessary to 
proceed with the initial ACE development.
    The Committee is extremely concerned that the 
Administration's inadequate request for the ACE project could 
result in a delay in the planned replacement of the legacy 
system, ACS, by a number of years. The Committee is concerned 
that delay beyond the 5-year track begs the question of whether 
ACE will be obsolete before it is functional. Delays also 
increase exposure to increased costs and risk of project 
failure. Additionally, delay in the development of ACE places 
concurrent additional burdens on the aging ACS system it was 
designed to replace. To allow for advances in technology over 
time, consideration should be given by Customs to design 
flexibility to address vagaries in the completion date and 
allow for technology insertion. The Committee directs Customs, 
in concert with General Accounting Office (GAO) and the 
Department of the Treasury, to report periodically on the 
status of the project pertaining to the need for technology 
insertion, to include the reasons, whether through 
technological advancement or delay in project completion.
    The Committee strongly believes that continued oversight of 
the program by GAO and Treasury is critical to successful 
adherence to the ACE expenditure plan. Periodic review of 
investment increments allows for oversight of the capital 
planning and architecture development and is consistent with 
best practices. The Committee directs that regular quarterly 
reports continue to be provided until ACE become functional. 
Additionally, the Committee directs Customs to submit requests 
for release of funds, including a cost-benefit analysis, in a 
timely manner, but in no case less than 30 days from the 
anticipated need for the funds.

                   Harbor Maintenance Fee Collection

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $2,993,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       2,993,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,000,000

    The Committee provides $3,000,000 to be transferred from 
the harbor maintenance trust fund to the Customs Service 
``salaries and expenses'' appropriation.
    The harbor maintenance fee was established to provide 
resources to the Army Corps of Engineers for the improvement of 
American channels and harbors. The fee is assessed on the value 
of commercial imports and exports delivered to and from certain 
specified ports. The fee is collected by the Customs Service. 
The transferred funds will offset the costs incurred by Customs 
in collecting these fees.

                               U.S. Mint

    The U.S. Mint manufactures coins, sells numismatic and 
investment products, and provides for security and asset 
protection. Public Law 104-52 established the U.S. Mint Public 
Enterprise Fund (the Fund). The new Fund encompasses the 
previous Salaries and Expenses, Coinage Profit Fund, Coinage 
Metal Fund, and the Numismatic Public Enterprise Fund. The Mint 
submits annual audited business-type financial statements to 
the Secretary of the Treasury and to Congress in support of the 
operations of the revolving fund.
    The operations of the Mint are divided into three major 
activities: Circulating Coinage; Numismatic and Investment 
Products; and Protection. The Mint is credited with receipts 
from its circulating coinage operations, equal to the full cost 
of producing and distributing coins that are put into 
circulation, including depreciation of the Mint's plant and 
equipment on the basis of current replacement value. From those 
receipts, the Mint pays its cost of operations, which includes 
the costs of production and distribution. The difference 
between the face value of the coins and these costs are profit, 
which is deposited as seigniorage to the general fund. In 2000, 
the Mint transferred $2,281,000,000 to the General Fund. Any 
seigniorage used to finance the Mint's capital acquisitions is 
recorded as budget authority in the year that funds are 
obligated for this purpose, and as receipts over the life of 
the asset.
    The Committee is concerned about the direction of the 
marketing campaigns which the U.S. Mint is using to promote the 
$1 coin and the circulating commemorative quarters authorized 
under Public Law 105-124. The Committee is also concerned about 
the lack of information regarding the nature and extent to 
which the $1 coin is being used in commerce, and the total 
funding to date of the marketing of the $1 coin. The Committee 
has also not received information on all contracts and 
agreements secured between the Mint and non-government 
entities, and those secured by all public relations firms 
working on behalf of the Mint contained within the report, 
``Report to Congress on the Marketing of the Golden Dollar,'' 
submitted to the Congress by the U.S. Mint. The Committee is 
especially concerned about the lack of coordination between the 
Mint and the Congress on these promotional efforts. Therefore, 
the U.S. Mint shall not draw funds from the United States Mint 
Public Enterprise Fund to promote the $1 coin or the 
circulating commemorative quarters until the Secretary or his 
designee submits to the Committee on Appropriations and the 
Committee approves a marketing plan for such promotional 
efforts. This provision shall not be construed to limit the 
sales or marketing of any of these coins for sale directly to 
the public through the U.S. Mint's traditional numismatic sales 
channels.
    The Committee also is concerned about the amount of travel 
outside the continental United States by U.S. Mint employees. 
Therefore, the U.S. Mint shall not draw funds from the United 
States Mint Public Enterprise Fund for travel outside the 
continental United States until the Secretary or his designee 
has approved such travel. The Secretary or his designee shall 
submit a report on the cost of such travel during fiscal year 
2001 to this Committee no later than October 31, 2001.
    The Committee also is concerned about the content of the 
quarterly reports submitted to the Congress as required by the 
conference report accompanying Public Law 104-52. The Committee 
intended for these reports to be a useful tool for Congress to 
judge whether or not the U.S. Mint is effectively implementing 
the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund. The Committee 
believes that the report has degenerated into a marketing 
device and is concerned by this development. The Committee 
fully expects that the reports will begin to show a more 
comprehensive view of the operations of the U.S. Mint rather 
than only the positive aspects.

                           GOLDEN DOLLAR COIN

    The Committee strongly supported the creation and 
circulation of the Golden Dollar (Sacagawea) coin. However, the 
Committee notes with disappointment that nearly a year has 
passed since the coin was first introduced, and the coin has 
yet to enter into regular circulation. It appears that 
notwithstanding rosy reports from the Mint, the coin is 
recognized but not used by the general public. By way of 
explanation, the Mint states that the coin is not circulating 
because it is being collected as a novelty. The Committee is 
not satisfied with this explanation and has asked the General 
Accounting Office (GAO) to provide a report on the Mint's 
marketing and promotion of the coin. Some of the issues to be 
addressed are, inter alia, promotional activities for the coin 
to date, the impact of having two $1 coins in circulation 
simultaneously, method of distribution by the Federal Reserve, 
and the effect of business contracts between the Mint and 
commercial entities to market the coin.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) designs, 
manufactures, and supplies Federal Reserve notes, various 
public debt instruments, as well as most evidences of a 
financial character issued by the United States, such as 
postage and internal revenue stamps. The Bureau executes 
certain printings for various territories administered by the 
United States, particularly postage and revenue stamps.
    The operations of the Bureau are currently financed by 
means of a revolving fund established in accordance with the 
provisions of Public Law 656, August 4, 1950 (31 U.S.C. 181), 
which requires the Bureau to be reimbursed by customer agencies 
for all costs of manufacturing products and services performed. 
The Bureau is also authorized to assess amounts to acquire 
capital equipment and provide for working capital needs. Bureau 
operations during 2000 resulted in an increase to retained 
earnings of $15,000,000.
    The anticipated work volume is based on estimates of 
requirements submitted by agencies served. The program 
comprises the following activities:
    Currency.--Total deliveries of currency for 2001 and 2002 
are estimated to be 7.5 billion notes each year. During 2000, 
the Bureau delivered 9 billion Federal Reserve notes.
    Stamps.--This category of work is comprised of postal and 
internal revenue stamps. The projected requirements for 2001 
and 2002 are estimated to be 15 billion and 12 billion stamps, 
respectively. In 2000, the Bureau delivered 17.5 billion 
stamps.
    Securities.--This program encompasses the production of a 
wide variety of bonds, notes, and debentures for the Bureau of 
Public Debt and certain other agencies of the Government.
    Commissions, certificates, etc.--This program is comprised 
primarily of Presidential and Department of Defense commissions 
and certificates, White House invitations, and identification 
cards for various Government agencies. It represents a small 
portion of the Bureau's total workload.
    Space utilized by other agencies.--Other agencies are 
charged for services provided in the space occupied in the 
Bureau's buildings.
    Other miscellaneous services.--A wide variety of 
miscellaneous services are performed by Bureau personnel for 
other agencies, which are charged on an actual cost basis.
    Purchase of operating equipment.--This category consists of 
new purchases and replacement of printing equipment and other 
related printing items.
    Plant alterations and experimental equipment.--This 
category encompasses alterations made on the Bureau's buildings 
and purchases of experimental equipment. The operations of the 
Bureau are currently financed by means of a revolving fund 
established in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 
656, August 4, 1950 (31 U.S.C. 181), which requires the Bureau 
to be reimbursed by customer agencies for all costs of 
manufacturing products and services performed. The Bureau is 
also authorized to assess amounts to acquire capital equipment 
and provide for working capital needs. Bureau operations during 
2000 resulted in an increase to retained earnings of 
$15,000,000.
    No direct appropriation is required to cover the activities 
of the Bureau.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $182,699,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     185,370,000
Committee recommendation................................     187,318,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $187,318,000 
for the Bureau of the Public Debt in fiscal year 2002, an 
increase of $4,619,000 above fiscal year 2001 levels and 
$1,948,000 above the President's request. This amount includes 
a one-time only increase to $15,000 within existing funds for 
official reception and representation expenses. This will allow 
the Bureau of Public Debt to host the third annual 
International Retail Debt Collection conference in May 2002. 
The increase above the President's request is for non-pay 
inflation.
    This appropriation provides funds for the conduct of all 
public debt operations and the promotion of the sale of U.S. 
savings-type securities.
    Savings securities.--This activity involves the issuance, 
servicing, and retirement of savings bonds and notes and 
retirement-type securities, including: (1) the maintenance and 
servicing of individual accounts of owners of series H and HH 
bonds and the authorization of interest payments; and (2) the 
maintenance of accounting control over financial transactions, 
securities transactions and accountability, and interest cost. 
These functions are performed directly by the Bureau of the 
Public Debt, by the Federal Reserve Banks as fiscal agents of 
the United States, and by the qualified agents which issue and 
redeem savings bonds and notes. This activity also consists of 
sales promotion efforts, using press, radio, other advertising 
media, and organized groups, augmented by concentrated sales 
campaign emphasizing payroll savings plans.
    Marketable and special securities.--This activity involves 
all securities of the United States, other than savings and 
retirement securities, including securities of Government 
corporations for which the Bureau of the Public Debt provides 
services. Functions performed relate to the issuance, 
servicing, and retirement of these securities, both directly by 
the Bureau and through the Federal Reserve Banks, as fiscal 
agents, including: (1) the maintenance and servicing of 
individual accounts of owners of registered securities and 
book-entry Treasury bills; (2) the authorization of interest 
and principal payments; and (3) the maintenance of accounting 
control over financial transactions, securities transactions 
and accountability, and interest cost.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                                SUMMARY

    The Committee has recommended a total of $9,450,387,000 for 
the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in fiscal year 2002. This 
amount is $609,661,000 above the fiscal year 2001 enacted level 
and an increase of $28,000,000 above the President's request.

                IRS RESTRUCTURING AND REFORM ACT OF 1998

    The IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998 (RRA 98) 
required the Commissioner of Internal Revenue to develop and 
implement a plan to reorganize the IRS to establish units to 
serve particular groups of taxpayers with similar needs. This 
directive has resulted in the creation of a new organizational 
structure which establishes four operating divisions--Wage and 
Investment Income (individual taxpayers), Small Business and 
Self-Employed, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, and Large 
and Mid-Size Business. While full implementation of this new 
organizational structure will take time, it should result in 
more accurate and timely taxpayer assistance.
    RRA 98 also requires the IRS to emphasize taxpayer 
assistance which has resulted in the transfer of resources from 
the Tax Law Enforcement (TLE) account into the Processing, 
Assistance, and Management and the Information Systems 
accounts. While the Committee has not objected to these 
transfers, there is continuing concern about the impact of this 
transfer on the Service's ability to effectively enforce tax 
laws and collect taxes due.

                 PROCESSING, ASSISTANCE, AND MANAGEMENT

Appropriations, 2001....................................  $3,643,166,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................   3,783,347,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,786,347,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,786,347,000 
for processing, taxpayer assistance, and management. This 
amount is $143,181,000 above fiscal year 2001 levels and 
$3,000,000 above the President's request. This includes an 
additional $1,000,000 for Volunteer Income Taxpayer Assistance 
and an additional $2,000,000 for the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic 
program.
    This appropriation provides for: processing tax returns and 
related documents; assisting taxpayers in the filing of their 
returns, paying taxes that are due, and complying with tax 
laws; issuing technical rulings; revenue accounting, conducting 
background investigations; managing financial resources, rent 
and utilities.
    Pre-Filing Taxpayer Assistance and Education.--This 
activity includes resources to support services provided before 
a return is filed to assist the taxpayer in filing a correctly. 
Included in this activity are staffing, training and direct 
support for (1) pre-filing services operational management; (2) 
tax law interpretation and published guidance; (3) taxpayer 
communication and education to research customer needs, prepare 
tax forms and publications, develop and manage education 
programs, establish partnerships with stakeholder groups, and 
disseminate tax information to taxpayers and the general 
public; (4) rulings and agreements to apply the tax law to 
specific taxpayers in the form of pre-filing agreements, 
determination letters, advance pricing agreements and other 
pre-filing determinations and advice; (5) marketing of 
electronic tax administration products and services; and (6) 
ensuring that taxpayers have an advocate to prevent future 
problems by identifying the underlying causes of taxpayers' 
problems and to participate in the development of systemic and/
or procedural remedies.
    Filing and Account Services.--This activity provides 
resources to support services provided to a taxpayer in the 
process of filing returns and paying taxes in addition to 
issuance of refunds and maintenance of taxpayers records. 
Included in this activity are staffing, training and direct 
support for (1) filing and account services operational 
management; (2) submission processing of paper and 
electronically submitted tax returns and supplemental documents 
which account for tax revenues, and issue refunds and tax 
notices; (3) electronic/correspondence assistance to taxpayers 
to resolve account and notice inquires, either electronically 
or by telephone; (4) face-to-face assistance to taxpayers, 
including return preparation, answering tax questions, 
resolving account and notice inquiries, and supplying forms and 
publications to taxpayers; and (5) processing of information 
documents which enables the Service to match this information 
with that provided by taxpayers on their returns.
    Shared Services Support.--This activity provides staffing, 
training and direct support for (1) services and supplies to 
manage IRS facilities; (2) human resources programs including 
recruitment, labor and employee relations, workforce planning 
and evaluation, performance management, employee benefits, 
personnel security and transactional processing; (3) 
procurement; (4) the Servicewide EEO and Diversity program; (5) 
the Servicewide Learning Delivery program; (6) financial 
services including relocation, travel, imprest fund, purchase 
cards, corporate express and employee clearance; and (7) 
Treasury complaint centers. This activity also provides 
resources for (1) building rent; (2) IRS building services, 
maintenance space alterations, guard services, custodial 
overtime, utility services, and non-information technology 
equipment; (3) shared support such as copiers, postage meters, 
shredders, courier services, P.O. boxes, etc.; and (4) 
cleaning, maintenance, utilities, security and repair costs of 
delegated buildings.
    General Management and Administration.--This activity 
provides staffing, training and direct support for (1) business 
unit headquarters management activities of strategic planning, 
communications and liaison, finance, human resources, EEO and 
diversity, and business systems planning; (2) national 
headquarters management and administration of policy making and 
goal setting, leadership and direction for the IRS, building 
partner relationships with key stakeholders (e.g., Congress, 
OMB, etc.); (3) strategic direction Servicewide for 
communications, Government liaison and disclosure, legislative 
affairs and public liaison; (4) general legal advice to the IRS 
on non-tax legal issues including procurement, personnel, labor 
relations, equal employment opportunity, fiscal law, tort 
claims and damages, ethics, and conflict of interest; and (5) 
payments for workmen's compensation benefits and unemployment 
compensation payments.

                           IRS Staffing Plans

    The Committee continues to support adequate staffing levels 
for effective tax administration and supports the staffing 
plans for the Internal Revenue Service facilities in the 
communities of Martinsburg and Beckley, WV. Therefore, the 
Committee urges the IRS, within the constraints of the fiscal 
year 2002 funding levels, to make no staffing reductions at the 
Martinsburg National Computing Center and the programmed level 
at the Administrative Services Center in Beckley, WV.

                           Taxpayer Services

    The Committee is pleased that the IRS is providing more 
service and assistance to taxpayers, especially in rural and 
less populated areas. The Committee notes the benefits provided 
by, and increased usage of, mobile tax preparation services in 
North Dakota. The Committee commends the IRS for providing this 
mobile taxpayer service and urges the IRS to use existing 
resources to expand this mobile service to New Mexico, with a 
special emphasis on providing these services to Native American 
reservations and pueblos. To increase use of these mobile 
services, the Committee urges the IRS to make a greater effort 
to provide early notice to local media of the dates and times 
the mobile services will be in specific locations.

                     TAX COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY

    The Committee once again believes that the Tax Counseling 
Program for the Elderly has proven to be most successful. To 
meet the goals of this program, $3,950,000 is included within 
the aggregate amount recommended by the Committee for 
processing tax returns and assistance in fiscal year 2002. To 
ensure that the full effect of the program is accomplished, the 
IRS is directed to cover administrative expenses within 
existing funds.

                 Taxpayer Services in Alaska and Hawaii

    Given the remote distance of Alaska and Hawaii from the 
U.S. mainland and the difficulty experienced by Alaska and 
Hawaii taxpayers in receiving needed tax assistance by the 
national toll-free line, it is imperative that the Taxpayer 
Advocate Service office in each of these States is fully 
staffed and capable of resolving taxpayer problems of the most 
complex nature. The Committee directs the Internal Revenue 
Service to staff each Taxpayer Advocate Service office in each 
of these States with a Collection Technical Advisor and an 
Examination Technical Advisor in addition to the current 
complement of office staff. Staffing shall be increased if, as 
the result of the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, 
subsequent legislation, or other factors, the number of cases 
or their complexity increases.

                       LOW-INCOME TAXPAYER CLINIC

    The Committee commends the IRS for the Low-Income Taxpayer 
Clinic (LITC) program. With the growing complexity of tax laws, 
this program has provided invaluable help for taxpayers who are 
seeking to resolve disputes with the IRS. To ensure that the 
goals of the LITC program are maintained, the Committee has 
provided a total of $8,000,000 to assist low-income tax clinics 
across the Nation.

                    VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE

    The Committee notes that the existing Volunteer Income Tax 
Assistance (VITA) program provides an invaluable service by 
helping low income taxpayers prepare and file their Federal 
income tax returns. The Committee understands that VITA 
volunteers receive only in-kind contributions of forms and 
equipment from the IRS. An additional $1,000,000 has been 
provided to assist VITA programs in increasing the capacity to 
file returns electronically and to cover some operational 
expenses.

                       REMOTE TRAINING FACILITIES

    The Committee commends the IRS for creating IRS Remote 
Training Facilities throughout the country. Because of the 
extensive travel costs associated with bringing IRS employees 
to central locations for training, the IRS Training Section has 
begun deploying training locations around the country. The 
Committee understands that these locations usually consist of 
satellite downlink, television, VCR and 20 communications 
devices. These remote locations have helped tremendously to 
improve training efforts, reduce travel costs substantially and 
reduce the number of man-hours lost to travel. The Committee 
understands that the IRS has a goal of placing a remote 
training facility at locations that serve 50 or more employees. 
Therefore, the Committee strongly urges the IRS to continue 
this program and directs the IRS to place a remote training 
facility in North Dakota. Because the IRS has a presence in 
Fargo, North Dakota, the Committee recommends placing this 
remote facility at North Dakota State University. The 
University has state of the art facilities available, including 
Internet access, and is ideally suited to accommodate IRS 
training requirements in North Dakota, northern South Dakota 
and western Minnesota.
    Further, the Committee is aware that the University of 
Missouri Kansas City and Rolla campuses are uniquely situated 
to assist the IRS with employee training through distance 
learning. The Committee strongly encourages the IRS to work 
directly with the Kansas City and Rolla campuses to provide 
professional and continuing education programs at a distance to 
ensure that employees in taxpayer assistance positions meet the 
IRS customer satisfaction goals.

                          TAX LAW ENFORCEMENT

Appropriations, 2001....................................  $3,366,380,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................   3,533,198,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,535,198,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,535,198,000 
for tax law enforcement activities in fiscal year 2002. This 
amount is $168,818,000 above fiscal year 2001 levels and 
$2,000,000 above the President's request, which is for a study 
on transfer pricing.
    This appropriation funds IRS's ability to provide equitable 
application and enforcement of the tax laws, identify possible 
nonfilers for investigations, investigate violations of 
criminal statutes, and supports the Statistics of Income 
program.
    Compliance Services.--This activity funds services to 
taxpayers after a return is filed, identifying and attempting 
to correct possible errors or underpayment. It provides for the 
examination of tax returns, both domestic and international, 
and the administration and judicial settlement of taxpayer 
appeals of examination findings. It also provides for 
monitoring employee pension plans, determining qualifications 
of organizations seeking exempt status, examining the tax 
returns of exempt organizations, enforcing statutes relating to 
detection and investigation of criminal violations of the 
internal revenue laws and other financial crimes, collecting 
unpaid accounts, securing unfiled tax returns and payments, 
analyzing and determining the reasons for delinquent accounts, 
preventing accounts from becoming delinquent, and preventing 
nonfiling. This activity also provides for legal counsel 
regarding legal interpretation of the law and representation in 
litigation.
    Research and Statistics of Income.--This activity funds 
research and statistical analysis support for the Service. It 
provides annual income, financial, and tax data from tax 
returns filed by individuals, corporations, and tax-exempt 
organizations. Likewise it provides resources for market-based 
research to identify compliance issues, for conducting tests of 
treatments to address non-compliance, and for the 
implementation of successful treatments of taxpayer non-
compliant behavior.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the practice 
known as ``transfer pricing.'' This is a practice used by some 
large multinational companies to underreport their U.S. income 
and to improperly avoid paying billions of dollars of U.S. 
taxes annually. The Committee is aware of research conducted at 
the Florida International University regarding this practice to 
determine the amount of revenue that may be recovered by the 
Federal Government if such practices were curtailed. The 
Committee provides an additional $2,000,000 to this account to 
expand upon this ongoing research effort. The Committee also 
notes that the Customs Service has also done additional 
research in this area. The Committee directs IRS and Customs to 
collaborate with the researchers at Florida International 
University and directs that the funds be transferred within 90 
days of enactment of this Act.

                        EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $144,681,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     146,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     146,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $146,000,000, 
which is equal to the budget request.
    The ``Earned income tax credit'' (EITC) appropriation 
provides for expanded customer service and public outreach 
programs, strengthened enforcement activities, and enhanced 
research efforts to reduce overclaims and erroneous filing 
associated with the earned income tax credit.
    Expanded customer service includes dedicated, toll-free 
telephone assistance, increased community-based tax preparation 
sites, and a coordinated marketing and educational effort 
(including paid advertising and direct mailings) to assist low-
income taxpayers in determining their eligibility for EITC. 
Improved compliance includes increased staff and systemic 
improvements in submissions processing, examination, and 
criminal investigation programs. In returns processing, new 
procedures include expanded use of math error authority and the 
identification of EITC-based refund claims involving invalid or 
duplicate primary, secondary, and dependent tax identification 
numbers (TIN's). Increased examination coverage, prior to 
issuance of refunds, reduces overpayment and encourages 
compliance in subsequent filing periods. In addition, post-
refund correspondence audits by service center staff aids in 
the recovery of erroneous refunds. Criminal investigation 
activities target individuals and practitioners involved in 
fraudulent refund schemes and generate referrals of suspicious 
returns for followup examination. Examination staff, assigned 
to district offices, audit return preparers and may apply 
penalties for noncompliance with due diligence requirements.
    Enhanced research activities and projects focus on EITC 
claimant characteristics and patterns of noncompliance and are 
designed to improve education and outreach products, strengthen 
IRS abuse detection capabilities, and measure the effects of 
Servicewide programs on compliance levels for the EITC-eligible 
taxpayer population. This appropriation also funds the 
development of specialized research data bases and masterfile 
updates, reimbursement to the Social Security Administration 
(SSA) for enhancements to the SSA numbering systems, and 
cooperative efforts with State vital statistics offices.

                          INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Appropriations, 2001....................................  $1,522,416,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................   1,563,249,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,563,249,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,563,249,000 
for information systems activities in fiscal year 2002. This 
amount is equal to the budget estimate.
    This appropriation provides for Servicewide information 
systems operations and maintenance, and investments to enhance 
or develop business applications for the IRS Business Units. 
The appropriation includes staffing, telecommunications, 
hardware and software (including commercial-off-the-shelf), and 
contractual services.
    Information services.--This activity provides the salaries, 
benefits, and related costs to manage, maintain, and operate 
the information systems that support tax administration. The 
Service's business activities rely on these information systems 
to process tax and information returns, account for tax 
revenues collected, send bills for taxes owed, issue refunds, 
assist in the selection of tax returns for audit, and provide 
telecommunications services for all business activities 
including the public's toll free access to tax information. 
These systems are located in a variety of sites including the 
Martinsburg, West Virginia, Memphis, Tennessee, and Detroit, 
Michigan Computing Centers; Service Centers; and in other field 
office operations. Staffing in this activity develops and 
maintains the millions of lines of programming code supporting 
all aspects of tax processing; as well as operating and 
administering the Service's hardware infrastructure of 
mainframes, minicomputers, personal computers, networks, and a 
variety of management information systems.
    Information systems improvement programs.--This activity 
funds improvements or enhancements to business applications 
that support requirements unique to one of the new IRS Business 
Units. These projects meet the following criteria: each project 
is small or medium in size and can be fully developed and 
implemented in 1 to 2 years; it supports specialized functions 
of a single Business Unit; and it conforms to the modernized 
IRS architecture. These projects differ in scope from those 
funded by the Business Systems Modernization Program, which 
addresses major common tax administration systems that cross 
Business Unit lines.

                     Business Systems Modernization

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $71,593,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     396,593,000
Committee recommendation................................     419,593,000

    The Committee has renamed this account ``Business Systems 
Modernization'' and recommends an appropriation of 
$419,593,000. This amount is $348,000,000 above fiscal year 
2001 levels and $23,000,000 above the President's budget 
request. This account, previously called ``Information 
technology investments'', provides for revamping business 
practices and acquiring new technology. The agency is using a 
formal methodology to prioritize, approve, fund, and evaluate 
its portfolio of business systems modernization investments. 
This methodology enforces a documented, repeatable, and 
measurable process for managing investments throughout their 
life cycle. Investment decisions are approved by the IRS Core 
Business System Executive Steering Committee, chaired by the 
Commissioner.
    The Committee is aware of the lengthy internal process IRS 
has to complete before funds for the capital asset acquisition 
of information technology systems can be released. The 
Committee directs IRS to report to the Committee on 
Appropriations no later than January 31, 2002 on the steps it 
is planning to take to streamline this process.

                 BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION EFFORT

    The Committee very much appreciates the personal attention 
that the Commissioner has devoted to the systems modernization 
effort, and continues to recognize the need to modernize the 
timeworn IRS computer systems. The Committee also remains 
steadfast on the legislative demands that funds provided under 
the ``Business Systems Modernization'' account only be used in 
a manner that implements the IRS Modernization Blueprint, meets 
OMB investment guidelines, meets the requirements of the 
systems life cycle program, and are otherwise in compliance 
with Federal acquisition requirements and practices.
    As expressed in communications with the Service, the 
Committee is also adamant that the IRS continue to proceed with 
the systems modernization in a way that is consistent with 
General Accounting Office (GAO) recommendations. The Committee 
acknowledges that the spending plans submitted to Congress thus 
far generally have been consistent with the legislative demands 
as well as GAO recommendations, and appreciates efforts by the 
IRS management team to keep GAO informed as those spending 
plans are developed.
    However, the Committee remains concerned about the limited 
progress to date, and hopes that the IRS will heed the 
admonition to correct management weaknesses and establish the 
capability to build an effective, modernized system.

                     IRS--administrative provisions

    The Committee has recommended approval of the following 
administrative provisions for the Internal Revenue Service:
    Section 101 continues a provision which authorizes the IRS 
to transfer up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available 
to the agency in fiscal year 2002, to any other IRS account. 
The IRS is directed to follow the Committee's reprogramming 
procedures outlined earlier in this report.
    Section 102 continues a provision which maintains a 
training program in taxpayer's rights and cross-cultural 
relations.
    Section 103 continues a provision which requires the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures which will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information.
    Section 104 continues a provision which directs that funds 
shall be available for improved facilities and increased 
manpower to provide sufficient and effective 1-800 telephone 
assistance and that the Commissioner shall continue to make 
this a priority.

                          U.S. Secret Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $824,885,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     857,117,000
Committee recommendation................................     899,615,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $899,615,000 
for the U.S. Secret Service in fiscal year 2002. This amount is 
$74,730,000 above fiscal year 2001 levels and $42,498,000 above 
the President's request. The Committee recommendation also 
includes $32,944,000 for the third and final year of the 
workforce retention and workforce balancing initiative. The 
increase above the President's request includes $9,000,000 for 
non-pay inflation.
    The Secret Service is responsible for the security of the 
President, the Vice President and other dignitaries and 
designated individuals; for enforcement of laws relating to 
obligations and securities of the United States and financial 
crimes such as financial institution fraud and other fraud; and 
for protection of the White House and other buildings within 
Washington, D.C.
    Investigations, protection, and uniformed activities.--The 
Service must provide for the protection of the President of the 
United States, members of his immediate family, the President-
elect, the Vice President, or other officer next in the order 
of succession to the Office of the President, and the Vice 
President-elect, and the members of their immediate families 
unless the members decline such protection; protection of the 
person of a visiting head and accompanying spouse of a foreign 
state or foreign government and, at the direction of the 
President, other distinguished foreign visitors to the United 
States and official representatives of the United States 
performing special missions abroad; the protection of the 
person of former Presidents, their spouses and minor children 
unless such protection is declined. The Service is also 
responsible for the detection and arrest of persons engaged in 
counterfeiting, forging, or altering of any of the obligations 
or other securities of the United States and foreign 
governments; the investigation of thefts and frauds relating to 
Treasury electronic fund transfers; fraudulent use of debit and 
credit cards; fraud and related activity in connection with 
Government identification documents; computer fraud; food 
coupon fraud; and the investigation of personnel, tort claims, 
and other criminal and noncriminal cases.
    The Secret Service Uniformed Division protects the 
Executive Residence and grounds in the District of Columbia; 
any building in which White House offices are located; the 
President and members of his immediate family; the official 
residence and grounds of the Vice President in the District of 
Columbia; the Vice President and members of his immediate 
family; foreign diplomatic missions located in the Washington 
metropolitan area; and the Treasury Building, its annex and 
grounds, and such other areas as the President may direct on a 
case-by-case basis.
    Presidential candidate protective activities.--The Secret 
Service is authorized to protect major Presidential and Vice 
Presidential candidates, as determined by the Secretary of the 
Treasury after consultation with an advisory committee. In 
addition, the Service is authorized to protect the spouses of 
major Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates; however, 
such protection may not commence more than 120 days prior to 
the general Presidential election.

                     Missing and Exploited Children

    The Committee has included $4,187,000 for the Service's 
operation costs of the exploited child unit, associated with 
its continued efforts with the National Center for Missing and 
Exploited Children, including $2,554,000 as a grant for 
investigations of exploited children.

      ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT AND RELATED EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $8,921,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       3,352,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,352,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,352,000 for 
the ``Acquisition, construction, improvement and related 
expenses'' account in fiscal year 2002, which is equal to the 
budget estimate.
    This appropriation provides funding for the James J. Rowley 
Training Center to continue development of the current Master 
Plan and to maintain and renovate existing facilities to ensure 
efficient and full utilization of the Center.

                       DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                           General Provisions

    The Committee recommends that certain general provisions be 
included in the Senate bill. The provisions do the following:
    Section 110 continues a provision which pertains to 
reprogramming instructions for unobligated funds.
    Section 111 continues a provision which authorizes certain 
basic services within the Treasury Department in fiscal year 
2002, including purchase of uniforms; maintenance, repairs, and 
cleaning; purchase of insurance for official motor vehicles 
operated in foreign countries; and contracts with the 
Department of State for health and medical services to 
employees and their dependents serving in foreign countries.
    Section 112 continues a provision which requires that funds 
provided to ATF for fiscal year 2002 will be expended in such a 
manner so as not to diminish enforcement efforts with respect 
to section 105 of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act.
    Section 113 continues a provision which authorizes 
transfers, up to 2 percent, between law enforcement 
appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 114 continues a provision which authorizes 
transfers, up to 2 percent, between Departmental Offices, 
Office of Inspector General, Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration, Financial Management Service, and the Bureau of 
the Public Debt appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 115 continues a provision which authorizes 
transfer, up to 2 percent, between the Internal Revenue Service 
and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration under 
certain circumstances.
    Section 116 continues a provision to require that the 
purchase of law enforcement vehicles is consistent with 
Departmental vehicle management principles.
    Section 117 authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to 
transfer funds from Salaries and Expenses, Financial Management 
Service, to the Debt Services Account as necessary to cover the 
costs of debt collection. Such amounts shall be reimbursed to 
the Salaries and Expenses account from debt collections 
received in the Debt Services Account.
    Section 118 is a new provision that authorizes intelligence 
and intelligence-based activities at the Department of the 
Treasury.
    Section 119 is a new provision that extends the pilot 
project for designated critical occupations for one additional 
year.
    Section 120 is a new provision that requires authorization 
for the construction and operation of a museum by the United 
States Mint.

                     TITLE II--U.S. POSTAL SERVICE

                   Payment to the Postal Service Fund

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $95,888,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      76,619,000
Committee recommendation................................      76,619,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $76,619,000 in 
fiscal year 2002 for payment to the Postal Service Fund. The 
Committee provides $56,303,000 for providing free mail to the 
blind and overseas voters and $8,684,000 has been deducted to 
reconcile previous fiscal year estimated mail volume with 
actual volume. The Committee also provides $29,000,000 as 
partial reimbursement for losses incurred in previous years for 
reduced-rate mail, as required by the Revenue Forgone Act of 
1993.
    Revenue forgone on free and reduced-rate mail enables 
postage rates to be set at levels below the unsubsidized rates 
for certain categories of mail as authorized by subsections (c) 
and (d) of section 2401 of title 39, United States Code. Free 
mail for the blind and overseas voters will continue to be 
provided at the funding level recommended by the Committee.
    The Committee includes provisions in the bill that would 
assure that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind 
shall continue to be free; that 6-day delivery and rural 
delivery of mail shall continue at the 1983 level; and that 
none of the funds provided be used to consolidate or close 
small rural and other small post offices in fiscal year 2002. 
These are services that must be maintained in fiscal year 2002 
and beyond.
    The Committee believes that 6-day mail delivery is one of 
the most important services provided by the Federal Government 
to its citizens. Especially in rural and small town America, 
this critical postal service is the linchpin that serves to 
bind the Nation together. The Committee was extremely concerned 
when the Postal Service Board of Governors announced on April 
3, 2001 that it had directed the management of the Postal 
Service to study cost-savings associated with reducing delivery 
to five days. Likewise, the Committee believes the Board made 
the right decision on July 10, 2001 when, after receiving the 
preliminary findings and decided to maintain 6-day delivery. 
The Committee recognizes that the Postal Service faces fiscal 
woes, but it believes that there are other means available to 
resolve this problem than reducing mail delivery to Americans.

                           Pest Introductions

    The Committee is concerned that recent introductions of 
plant and animal pests and diseases into Hawaii may have 
occurred through the U.S. postal system. Such introductions 
have severe consequences for U.S. agriculture, biodiversity, 
and public health and safety. The U.S. Postal Service is 
directed to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and 
the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to devise and implement a 
program to combat pest introductions.

                            ETHANOL VEHICLES

    The Committee commends the USPS for their purchase and 
deployment of ethanol flexible fuel vehicles--Long Life E-85 
vehicles--and their increasing use of this alternative fuel. 
The Committee encourages the USPS to continue to purchase 
ethanol flexible fuel vehicles. The Committee understands that 
the USPS will locate vehicles as its operations require and 
that local providers will be encouraged to develop the 
necessary infrastructure to enable convenient access to ethanol 
at competitive prices.

                        LAKE ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

    The Committee is aware that the city of Lake St. Louis, 
Missouri has a population of 10,500 citizens, is experiencing 
rapid growth, and is without a full service post office. The 
Committee directs the Postal Service to expeditiously evaluate 
the need for a full service post office in Lake St. Louis, 
working with local officials and community leaders. The 
Committee further asks that the Postal Service report its 
findings to the Committee.

                      POSTAL SERVICE EFFICIENCIES

    The Committee commends the Postal Service for its previous 
efforts to improve service and promote efficiencies, which are 
critical to providing universal mail service throughout the 
United States. The Committee is eager to learn more about other 
new and innovative ways to serve the public and enhance USPS 
operations. Accordingly, the Committee requests that the Postal 
Service provide the Committee with a report 90 days after 
enactment detailing and supporting the Postal Service's 
position as to the scope of its existing authority under title 
39, United States Code, and title 39, Code of Federal 
Regulations, to introduce and provide new products and services 
(including the introduction and provision of new products and 
services on an experimental or market test basis) and to enter 
into negotiated service agreements with individual customers or 
groups of customers. Such report shall detail any efforts to 
use such authority within the past 24 months.

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

                                Summary

    The President's fiscal year 2002 budget request under this 
title totals $731,725,000. The Committee recommendation is 
$755,519,000. This amount is $55,246,000 above the fiscal year 
2001 appropriations and $23,794,000 above the President's 
request.

        Compensation of the President and the White House Office

                     COMPENSATION OF THE PRESIDENT

Appropriations, 2001....................................        $390,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................         450,000
Committee recommendation................................         450,000

    The fiscal year 2002 budget request for compensation of the 
President is $450,000. This amount includes $400,000 for the 
direct salary of the President as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 102, 
and a $50,000 expense account for official expenses, with any 
unused portions reverting to the Treasury. This expense account 
is not considered as taxable to the President.
    The Committee recommends the full budget request of 
$450,000 for compensation of the President.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $53,171,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      54,165,000
Committee recommendation................................      54,165,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,165,000 
for the White House Office. This is the same as the President's 
request.
    These funds provide the President with staff assistance and 
provide administrative services for the direct support of the 
President. Public Law 95-570 authorizes appropriations for the 
White House Office and codifies the activities of the White 
House Office.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $10,876,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      11,914,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,914,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,914,000 
for the Executive Residence at the White House. The Committee 
recommendation is equal to the budget estimate.
    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, 
refurnishing, improvement, heating, and lighting, including 
electrical power and fixtures, of the Executive Residence.
    The Executive Residence staff provides for the operation of 
the Executive Residence. A staff of 40 domestic employees 
accomplish general housekeeping, prepare and serve meals, greet 
visitors, and provide services as required in support of 
official and ceremonial functions. A staff of 33 tradespersons, 
including plumbers, carpenters, painters, on a single shift; 
electricians on a double shift; and operating engineers on a 
24-hour basis, maintains and makes repairs, minor 
modifications, and improvements to the 132 rooms and the 
mechanical systems, and provides support for official and 
ceremonial functions.
    A staff of 12 specialized employees provide services 
necessary to the operation of the White House and official and 
ceremonial functions. This staff includes four florists, four 
curators, and four calligraphers.
    An administrative staff consists of the chief usher, four 
assistant ushers, one executive grounds superintendent, one 
operating accountant, one accounting technician, one computer 
network engineer, and one administrative officer. This staff is 
charged with management and administrative functions of the 
Executive Residence. This requires coordination with the 
Executive Office of the President, the National Park Service, 
the military, the U.S. Secret Service, the General Services 
Administration, and other agencies.
    During larger events, the Executive Residence staff is 
assisted by contract personnel under personal services contract 
agreements (services by agreement) to provide additional help 
as required for official and ceremonial functions.

                   White House Repair and Restoration

Appropriation, 2001.....................................        $966,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       8,625,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,625,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,625,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration. The Committee 
recommendation is equal to the budget estimate.
    To provide for the repair, alteration, and improvement of 
the Executive Residence at the White House, a separate account 
was established in fiscal year 1996 to program and track 
expenditures for the capital improvement projects at the 
Executive Residence at the White House.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $3,665,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       3,896,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,896,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,896,000 for 
special assistance to the President. The Committee 
recommendation equals the budget estimate.
    The ``Special assistance to the President'' account was 
established on September 26, 1970, to enable the Vice President 
to provide assistance to the President. This assistance takes 
the form of directed and special Presidentially assigned 
functions.
    The objective of the Office of the Vice President is to 
efficiently and effectively advise, assist, and support the 
President in the areas of domestic policy, national security 
affairs, counsel, administration, press, scheduling, advance, 
special projects, and assignments. Assistance is also provided 
for the wife of the Vice President.
    The Vice President also has a staff funded by the Senate to 
assist him in the performance of his duties in the legislative 
branch.
    The level of funding recommended by the Committee will 
allow for 24 full-time permanent positions in fiscal year 2002.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................        $353,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................         314,000
Committee recommendation................................         314,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $314,000 for 
the official residence of the Vice President. This amount 
equals the budget estimate.
    The ``Official Residence of the Vice President 
(residence)'' account was established by Public Law 93-346 on 
July 12, 1974. The residence is located on the grounds of the 
Naval Observatory in the District of Columbia and serves as a 
facility for official and ceremonial functions and as a home 
for the Vice President and his family.
    The objective of the ``Residence'' account is to provide 
for the care of, operation, maintenance, refurnishing, 
improvement, and heating and lighting of the residence and to 
provide such appropriate equipment, furnishings, dining 
facilities, services, and provisions as may be required to 
enable the Vice President to perform and discharge the duties, 
functions, and obligations associated with his high office.
    Funds to renovate the residence are provided to the 
residence through the Department of the Navy budget. The 
Committee has had a longstanding interest in the condition of 
the residence and expects to be kept fully apprised by the Vice 
President's office of any and all renovations and alterations 
made to the residence by the Navy.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $4,101,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       4,192,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,192,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,192,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Council of Economic Advisers. The 
Committee recommendation is equal to the budget estimate.
    The Council of Economic Advisors analyzes the national 
economy and its various segments, advises the President on 
economic developments, recommends policies for economic growth 
and stability, appraises economic programs and policies of the 
Federal government, and assists in the preparation of the 
annual Economic Report of the President to Congress.

                      Office of Policy Development


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $4,023,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       4,119,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,119,000

    The Committee recommends $4,119,000 for the Office of 
Policy Development. The Committee recommendation equals the 
budget estimate.
    The Office of Policy Development supports the National 
Economic Council and the Domestic Policy Council, in carrying 
out their responsibilities to advise and assist the President 
in the formulation, coordination, and implementation of 
economic and domestic policy. The Office of Policy Development 
also provides support for other domestic policy development and 
implementation activities as directed by the President.

                       National Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $7,149,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       7,447,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,447,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,447,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the National Security Council 
(NSC). The Committee recommendation is equal to the budget 
estimate.
    The primary purpose of the Council is to advise the 
President with respect to the integration of domestic, foreign, 
and military policies relating to the national security.
    The funding level provided by the Committee will support 60 
full-time equivalent positions, or the same since the fiscal 
year 1996 level for the normal activities of the NSC.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $43,641,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      46,032,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,032,000

    The Committee has provided $46,032,000 to the Office of 
Administration for fiscal year 2002. The Committee 
recommendation is equal to the budget estimate.
    The Office of Administration's mission is to provide high-
quality, cost-effective administrative services to the 
Executive Office of the President. These services, defined by 
Executive Order 12028 of 1977, include financial, personnel, 
library and records services, information management systems 
support, and general office services.
    The Office of Administration receives reimbursements for 
information management support and general office services.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $68,635,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      70,521,000
Committee recommendation................................      70,519,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $70,519,000. 
The Committee supports the creation of an official 
representation account and provides $3,000 for that purpose. 
This level of funding is similar to that of the Congressional 
Budget Office.
    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assists the 
President in the discharge of his budgetary, management, and 
other executive responsibilities.
    OMB-wide offices.--Executive direction and coordination for 
all Office of Management and Budget activities is provided. 
This includes the Director's immediate office as well as staff 
support in the areas of budget review, administration, public 
affairs, office of communications, legislative reference, 
legislative affairs, economic policy, and general counsel. 
Budget instructions and procedures are developed, review of 
agency estimates is coordinated, budget data systems are 
maintained, agency financial management plans are reviewed, the 
budget document is prepared, and scorekeeping is accomplished.
    National security and international affairs; general 
government and finance; natural resources, energy, and science; 
education, income maintenance, and labor; and health/
personnel.--Agency programs, budget requests, and management 
activities are examined, appropriations are apportioned, 
proposed changes in agency functions are studied, and special 
studies aimed at establishing goals and objectives that would 
result in long- and short-range improvements in the agencies' 
financial, administrative, and operational management are 
conducted.
    Financial management.--In conjunction with the Chief 
Financial Officers Council, prepares the Government-wide 
financial management status report and 5-year plan, monitors 
execution of the plan; provides policy guidance on preparation 
and audit of financial statements, financial systems 
requirements, management controls, and cost accounting and 
audit requirements for the non-Federal grantee community.
    Information and regulatory affairs.--Agency proposals to 
implement or revise Federal regulations and information 
collection requirements are reviewed and coordinated. 
Information resources management and statistical policies and 
practices are analyzed and developed.
    Procurement policy.--The Office of Federal Procurement 
Policy is responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness in the procurement of property and services by 
and for the executive branch.

                  Harry S Truman Memorial Scholarships

    The Committee strongly supports the Truman Scholarship 
program and its original intentions. The Committee is 
concerned, however, that the regulations regarding awarding a 
scholarship to at least one qualified applicant from each State 
has been violated numerous times in recent years. The Committee 
directs the Board of the Truman Scholarship program to strictly 
adhere to its statutory mandate to ``assure that at least one 
Truman scholar shall be selected each year from each State in 
which there is at least one resident applicant who meets the 
minimum criteria established by the Foundation.''

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $24,705,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      25,100,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,096,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,096,000. 
This recommendation is $391,000 over fiscal year 2001.
    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and 
reauthorized by Public Law 105-277, is charged with developing 
policies, objectives and priorities for the National Drug 
Control Program. In addition, ONDCP administers the Counterdrug 
Technology Assessment Center (CTAC), the High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program and the Special Forfeiture 
Fund. The account provides funding for personnel compensation, 
travel, and other basic operations of the Office, and for 
general policy research to support the formulation of the 
National Drug Control Strategy. Funds are also provided for the 
National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws, which encourages 
States to adopt and implement model laws, policies, and 
regulations to reduce drug use and its adverse consequences.

                Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $35,974,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      40,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,000,000 
for the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC). This 
funding includes $22,000,000 for the continuation of the 
technology transfer program by CTAC to State and local law 
enforcement in their efforts to combat drugs. Pursuant to the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 
1998 (Title VII of Division C of Public Law 105-277), CTAC 
serves as the central counterdrug research and development 
organization for the U.S. Government.
    The Committee expects multiagency research and development 
programs to be coordinated by CTAC in order to prevent 
duplication of effort and to assure that whenever possible, 
those efforts provide capabilities that transcend the need of 
any single Federal agency. Prior to the obligation of these 
funds, the Committee expects to be notified by the chief 
scientist on how these funds will be spent; it also expects to 
receive periodic reports from the chief scientist on the 
priority counterdrug enforcement research and development 
requirements identified by the Center and on the status of 
projects funded by CTAC.
    The Committee continues to believe CTAC should work closely 
and cooperatively with the individual law enforcement agencies 
in the definition of a national research and development 
program which addresses agency requirements with respect to 
timeliness, operational utility, and consistency with agency 
budget plans.
    The Committee is aware that Native Americans have the 
highest rate of substance abuse of any U.S. population. The 
Committee also understands that this population is 
traditionally underserved by the medical research community. 
However, a significant proportion of Native American physicians 
return to communities with predominately Native American 
populations. Therefore, the Committee has provided an 
additional $2,000,000 to CTAC's Research and Development 
Program and directs the chief scientist to provide neuroimaging 
technology to an institution which can focus on conducting 
substance abuse research and training Native American 
physicians in the field of substance abuse research. The 
Committee requests that the chief scientist provide periodic 
updates on this process.

                Counterdrug Technology Transfer Program

    The Committee fully supports the continuation of this 
program and, therefore, has provided $22,000,000 for its 
operation in fiscal year 2002. The Committee believes that this 
program demonstrates the best that the Federal Government has 
to offer to State and local law enforcement in their efforts to 
combat drug related crimes. The Committee is encouraged by the 
positive reception this program has received by State and local 
law enforcement agencies as current requests for technology 
continue to outpace resources by over four to one. The 
Committee expects that CTAC will conduct further outreach to 
State and local agencies to educate them about the program. 
Finally, the Committee would encourage CTAC to work with 
private industry to make their developed technology available 
to State and local law enforcement through this program. The 
Committee requests that ONDCP report within 60 days after the 
date of enactment of the fiscal year 2002 appropriations bill 
on the number of requests received, promotion efforts to State 
and local law enforcement, and the effectiveness and interest 
in this program by these law enforcement communities.

                  Funds Appropriated to the President


                     Federal drug control programs

                 HIGH-INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS

                     (including transfer of funds)

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $206,046,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     206,350,000
Committee recommendation................................     226,350,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $226,350,000, 
which is $20,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee 
directs that funding shall be provided for the existing High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) at no less than the 
fiscal year 2001 level.
    The HIDTA program was established by the Anti-Drug Abuse 
Act of 1988, as amended, and the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy's reauthorization, Public Law 105-277, to 
provide assistance to Federal, State and local law enforcement 
entities operating in those areas most adversely affected by 
drug trafficking. In allocating the HIDTA funds, the Committee 
expects the Director of ONDCP to ensure that the activities 
receiving these limited additional resources are used strictly 
for implementing the strategy for each HIDTA, taking into 
consideration local conditions and resource requirements. These 
funds should not be used to supplant existing support for 
ongoing Federal, State, or local drug control operations 
normally funded out of the operating budgets of each agency. 
The remaining funds may be transferred to Federal agencies and 
departments to support Federal antidrug activities.
    The Committee believes that the Director should take steps 
to ensure that the HIDTA funds are transferred to the 
appropriate drug control agencies expeditiously. To ensure that 
the funding allocations meet the priorities outlined in the 
strategies, the Committee instructs the Director to submit the 
strategies, along with the identification of how the funds will 
be spent, to the Committee for review prior to the obligation 
of the funds. The Committee also expects to be notified if any 
changes are made in the spending plans presented to it during 
the course of the fiscal year. The Committee further instructs 
the Director to submit the updated 2002 strategies for each of 
the HIDTA's to the Committee for review and to obligate the 
HIDTA funds within 120 days of enactment of this act. This 
provision may be waived if a request is made to the Committee 
and has been approved in advance according to the normal 
reprogramming procedures. The Committee expects the Director to 
take actions necessary to ensure that all HIDTA funds are being 
used to support only those activities which are directly linked 
to the individual HIDTA strategies recommended by the HIDTA 
coordinators and which support the goals and objectives 
outlined in each of these strategies.

                 HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS

    The Committee is aware of the current interest in 
additional funding for existing HIDTA programs. The Committee 
has provided an additional $20,000,000 for this program, and 
has directed that $8,000,000 of that amount be used for the 
following purposes:
    For the Midwest HIDTA, the Committee recommends $1,000,000 
for increasing Missouri's efforts to reduce methamphetamine 
production in that State and $500,000 for the South Central 
Iowa Methamphetamine Lab Task Force.
    The Committee has included $1,000,000 for the Hawaii HIDTA 
and $500,000 for the Milwaukee HIDTA.
    For the Philadelphia/Camden HIDTA, the Committee recommends 
an additional $500,000 for new communications equipment for the 
City of Camden Police Department's STRIKE program.
    The Committee has provided $1,000,000 for the Northwest 
HIDTA and $1,000,000 for the Gulf Coast HIDTA--$500,000 for 
efforts in Louisiana and $500,000 for Alabama.
    The Committee has included $1,000,000 for the Rocky 
Mountain HIDTA for an Ecstasy reduction initiative.
    For the Southwest Border HIDTA, the Committee has provided 
$1,000,000 for New Mexico's efforts in fighting black tar 
heroin trafficking and $500,000 for the Metro Intelligence 
Support and Technical Investigative Center (MISTIC) in Arizona.
    The Committee is also aware of the interest in the 
designation of new HIDTA programs. For example, Arkansas 
continues to have a critical problem with the production, use, 
and distribution of methamphetamine. This can be readily seen 
when examining the exponential increase in the number of meth 
labs which have been seized--24 in 1995, 96 in 1996, 242 in 
1997, 434 in 1998, and 780 in 2000. So far in 2001, 260 meth 
labs have been seized; at that pace, the number of labs seized 
could exceed 1,040 by year end.
    The Committee is aware of a proposal to create a HIDTA for 
Charleston County and specific areas of Berkeley, Dorchester, 
Beaufort, and Georgetown Counties, South Carolina. The main 
areas to be targeted would be I-26, the I-26 interchanges with 
I-95, U.S. Highways 17, 52, 78, and 701 and major State 
Highways 7, 41, 61, 171, 642, 700, and 703. Upon receipt of 
their proposal, the Director of ONDCP is directed to work with 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement agencies within South 
Carolina to determine whether these areas meet the statutory 
criteria required for designation as a HIDTA. Further, ONDCP is 
encouraged to work with the State to develop and implement 
their innovative approach to drug interdiction.
    Similarly, the Montana counties of Missoula, Cascade, and 
Yellowstone have become centers for the production and 
trafficking of methamphetamine. Because of Montana's frontier 
setting, law enforcement authorities at the local, county, and 
State levels are currently unable to effectively stem the flow 
of drugs through these areas. With their close proximity to 
several reservations, the drugs manufactured in and transiting 
through these counties have significant impact on Montana's 
American Indian population.

                      ECSTASY REDUCTION INITIATIVE

    The Committee is extremely concerned about the use of 
Ecstasy among teenagers and young adults. The use of this 
dangerous drug has reached alarming proportions among junior 
high and high school students, and the numerous fatalities 
associated with Ecstasy do not appear to have had any impact on 
the drug's popularity. Therefore, the Committee has provided an 
additional $1,000,000 to the Rocky Mountain HIDTA for an 
Ecstasy reduction initiative to help deal with this steadily 
increasing problem. In developing this pilot project, emphasis 
should be placed upon designated counties in Colorado.

                    COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN HIDTAS

    The Committee recognizes the positive impact and successes 
of the cooperative law enforcement arrangements of the HIDTA. 
As HIDTAs have matured, they have demonstrated an ability to 
address their HIDTA-specific problems with unique and effective 
solutions. Many HIDTAs have begun to reach outside of the law 
enforcement community to other organizations which affect the 
effort to combat drugs in our communities. The Committee has 
seen success in the HIDTAs as they begin to incorporate the 
important work of those in the community itself, such as in the 
areas of treatment and counseling. The Committee is encouraged 
by this rounding out of the HIDTAs' efforts and encourages the 
HIDTAs to continue to further develop these relationships.

                             MIDWEST HIDTA

    The Committee is concerned about the growth in importation, 
distribution, and manufacturing of methamphetamine over the 
past 3 years among the five States that make up the Midwest 
HIDTA. Missouri in particular has experienced an explosion of 
manufacturing methamphetamine by small entrepreneurial users 
and dealers. In 1996, the Director of ONDCP designated the 
Midwest HIDTA to specifically address this threat. The 
Committee directs the Director of ONDCP to evaluate the current 
situation and work with State and local law enforcement to 
provide adequate resources to target this threat.

                            GULF COAST HIDTA

    The Committee recognizes that the Gulf Coast HIDTA covers 
the full spectrum of drug trafficking and abuse, trafficking 
modalities and types of criminal organizations. In its 
continued effort to combat these threats, the Gulf Coast HIDTA 
is seeking to expand into new areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, 
and Alabama. ONDCP is encouraged to work with Louisiana and 
other interested States to further their initiatives.

                           NEW ENGLAND HIDTA

    The Committee is concerned about drug traffickers 
increasing use of the interstate highway system to distribute 
heroin and other illegal drugs from urban centers to rural 
areas. Of note in the New England region is the use of the I-
91/I-89 corridor. Therefore, the Committee directs ONDCP to 
work with the State law enforcement drug control task forces to 
combat interstate shipment of drugs in this region, with a 
particular focus on Vermont.

                       PHILADELPHIA/CAMDEN HIDTA

    The Committee is aware of the current coordination of the 
State of Delaware with the Philadelphia/Camden HIDTA. As a 
result of this strong relationship, the Committee directs the 
Director of ONDCP to evaluate the current situation to 
determine whether or not Delaware meets the statutory 
requirements to qualify for inclusion into the Philadelphia/
Camden HIDTA.

                            APPALACHIA HIDTA

    The Committee is concerned that the three Appalachia HIDTA 
States, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee, along with 
California and Hawaii, account for over 77 percent of the 
domestic production of marijuana. The three Appalachia HIDTA 
States are also producing some of the most potent marijuana 
available. For fiscal year 2000, the West Virginia National 
Guard, which has mounted a vigorous counterdrug program in 
cooperation with the Appalachia HIDTA, estimates that the 
eradicated marijuana crop in West Virginia yielded plants 
valued at $56,000,000. Therefore, the Committee directs ONDCP 
to work with State and local law enforcement officials to 
provide additional resources to combat this threat.

         HIDTA EFFORTS TO COMBAT METHAMPHETAMINE IN RURAL AREAS

    The Committee is concerned about the increasing threat 
posed by methamphetamine production, trafficking, and use, 
especially in rural, underpopulated areas. Recognizing that the 
Director of ONDCP designated the Midwest HIDTA in 1996 to 
specifically address this threat, the Committee encourages 
ONDCP to continue to focus available resources on combating 
this emerging drug threat not only in the Midwest HIDTA, but in 
all HIDTAs operating in traditionally underserved areas.

                        Special Forfeiture Fund

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $233,086,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     247,600,000
Committee recommendation................................     249,400,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $249,400,000, 
an increase of $16,314,000 above fiscal year 2001 levels and 
$1,800,000 above the President's request. The Committee 
provides $185,000,000 for the continuation of the National 
Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. The Committee expects that of 
this amount, $5,000,000 will be spent on purchasing advertising 
time and space specifically targeted at combating the drug 
Ecstasy. The Committee recommendation includes no funding for 
the proposed Parents for a Drug-Free Future initiative. The 
Committee included a total of $4,800,000 for the United States 
Anti-Doping Agency and $5,000,000 for a drug testing and 
intervention program.
    The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, as amended, and the Office 
of National Drug Control Policy's reauthorization, Public Law 
105-277, established the Special Forfeiture Fund to be 
administered by the Director of ONDCP. The monies deposited in 
the Fund support high-priority drug control programs and may be 
transferred to drug control agencies or may be directly 
obligated by the Director of ONDCP.

                        National Media Campaign

    The Committee has been supportive of the national media 
campaign and has provided consistent funding for this program. 
When this program was initially funded by the Congress in 
fiscal year 1998, it was with the understanding that within 3 
years there would be demonstrable behavior changes in America's 
youth with relation to drug use. To date, the Congress has 
provided over $748,000,000 for this program and has done so at 
the expense of many other important law enforcement needs. The 
Committee is concerned that drug use is clearly increasing in 
spite of the national media campaign, leading some observers to 
conclude it has not had a noticeable impact on drug use among 
America's youth.
    In particular, the Committee is deeply concerned that while 
there might be movement in the awareness of the campaign, drugs 
and the problems associated with them, ONDCP has not provided 
concrete evidence that the campaign itself has altered the 
behavior of youth in a substantial manner. The Committee 
understands that it is the intention of ONDCP to provide such 
data during Phase III of its research; however, that 
information will not be available to Congress until close to 
$1,000,000,000 of taxpayer money has been appropriated towards 
this endeavor. In addition, the Committee is concerned about 
the methodology behind the research, and, in particular, the 
fact that data was not collected prior to the commencement of 
the campaign in order to compare it with data compiled during 
its lifetime. But the Committee is pleased with the data 
collected and the effort on behalf of the media campaign by the 
Partnership for a Drug-Free America. The Committee directs 
ONDCP to review the Partnership's research and report to the 
Committee on Appropriations by March 25, 2002, on steps it will 
take to improve ONDCP's research prior to the reauthorization 
of the media campaign.

                       Drug-Free Communities Act

    The accelerating rate of drug use by young Americans is a 
major concern that must be addressed. The Committee, therefore, 
provides $50,600,000 to support matching grants to drug-free 
communities. These funds will be used to support the 
establishment of local counterdrug efforts that are 
characterized by strong conditions for local initiatives, 
support, and accountability. In addition, the requirement for 
participating communities to match funding will help ensure the 
degree of commitment necessary to succeed.

                 COMMUNITY COALITION MENTORING PROGRAM

    The Committee is aware that reauthorization of the Drug-
Free Communities Act grant program is under consideration. It 
is expected that this reauthorization will include a provision 
to establish a new coalition mentoring program to assist 
communities interested in creating their own community drug 
prevention coalitions. The Oregon Partnership's Strengthening 
Community Coalitions to Prevent Substance Abuse is a 
comprehensive program that targets resources to underserved 
regions to promote best practices for developing local 
coalitions to help prevent substance abuse in rural areas. It 
is the Committee's expectation that the Oregon Partnership will 
apply for funds through the Drug-Free Communities Act grant 
program once the coalition mentoring program is authorized.

                      NATIONAL DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE

    The Committee recognizes the work of the National Drug-Free 
Workplace Alliance to promote and assist the establishment of 
drug-free workplace programs and provide comprehensive drug-
free workplace services to businesses. In addition, the 
Committee understands that the Alliance provides technical 
assistance and up-to-date workplace substance abuse information 
to communities, drug-free workplace organizations, and other 
similar groups through a national network of experts and 
professionals with drug-free workplace interests. The Committee 
urges ONDCP to work with the National Drug-Free Workplace 
Alliance as it coincides with ONDCP's mission and encourages 
cooperative efforts relating to the National Clearinghouse.

                    UNITED STATES ANTI-DOPING AGENCY

    The Committee provides $4,800,000 for efforts of the United 
States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) under the Special Forfeiture 
Fund. The Committee directs ONDCP to provide all of the 
$4,800,000 directly to USADA within 30 days after enactment.
    USADA was created to oversee testing, education, research, 
and adjudication on behalf of America's athletes participating 
in the Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic Games. The 
Committee has provided additional funds to increase the number 
of ``No-Advanced-Notice'' tests, to increase research funding 
at university and research laboratories, and to expand their 
efforts to educate the youth of America on health issues and 
the ethics of competing fairly in sport. The Committee 
continues to be impressed with the operations of this new 
agency and wishes to congratulate them on the international 
recognition of their efforts.

                          Drug Court Institute

    The Committee provides $1,000,000 for the National Drug 
Court Institute. The Committee is aware of the extraordinary 
growth in drug courts across the country and the important 
training of new drug courts that the Institute provides. Drug 
courts provide an effective means to fight drug-related crime 
through the cooperative efforts of State and local law 
enforcement, the judicial system, and the public health 
treatment network.

                 DRUG TESTING AND INTERVENTION PROGRAM

    The Committee has included an additional $5,000,000 under 
the Special Forfeiture Fund for the creation and implementation 
of a drug testing and intervention program. The Committee 
believes that, should such a program be authorized, the funds 
should be immediately available. As currently envisioned, this 
program would provide grants to State and local government, 
State and local courts, and Indian tribes, acting directly or 
through agreements with other public or private entities, to 
support programs to develop or implement comprehensive drug 
testing and treatment policies and practices for criminal 
justice populations.

                     TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $4,149,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       4,498,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,498,000

    The Committee recommends $4,498,000 for the Committee for 
Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled 
(CPPBSD). The Committee recommendation is equal to the budget 
estimate.
    The CPPBSD was established by the Javits-Wagner-O'Day Act 
(JWOD) of 1938, as amended. Its primary objective is to use the 
purchasing power of the Federal Government to provide people 
who are blind or have other severe disabilities with employment 
and training that will develop and improve job skills as well 
as prepare them for employment options outside the JWOD 
program. In fiscal year 2002, the Committee's goal is to employ 
approximately 43,000 people who are blind or have other severe 
disabilities in 750 producing nonprofit agencies. The 
Committee's duties include promoting the program; determining 
which products and services are suitable for Government 
procurement from qualified nonprofit agencies serving people 
who are blind or have other severe disabilities; maintaining a 
procurement list of such products and services; determining the 
fair market price for products and services on the procurement 
list; and making rules and regulations necessary to carry out 
the purposes of the Act. In fiscal year 2002, the Committee's 
goal is to have sales of $1,700,000,000.
    The Committee staff's responsibilities include promoting 
and assessing the overall program; supervising the selection 
and assignment of new products and services; assisting in 
establishing prices; reviewing and adjusting these prices; 
verifying the qualifications of nonprofit agencies; and 
monitoring their performance.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $40,411,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      41,411,000
Committee recommendation................................      43,993,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $43,993,000 
for the Federal Election Commission. This amount is $2,582,000 
above the President's request. The Committee included $582,000 
to provide for the Administration's requested government-wide 
pay adjustment. An additional $2,000,000 has also been included 
for improvements to State and local election systems and 
election administration. It is the Committee's belief that once 
such a program is enacted into law, the funds should be 
available to immediately begin this process.
    The Federal Election Commission administers the disclosure 
of campaign finance information, enforces limitations on 
contributions and expenditures, supervises the public funding 
of Presidential elections, and performs other tasks related to 
Federal elections.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $25,003,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      26,378,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,378,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,378,000 
for the Federal Labor Relations Authority. This amount is 
$1,375,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level, which reflects 
mandatory cost increases including required pay adjustments.
    The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) serves as a 
neutral party in the settlement of disputes that arise between 
unions, employees, and agencies on matters outlined in the 
Federal Service Labor Management Relations statute, decides 
major policy issues, prescribes regulations, and disseminates 
information appropriate to the needs of agencies, labor 
organizations, and the public. Establishment of the FLRA gives 
full recognition to the role of the Federal Government as an 
employer.
    In addition, the FLRA is engaged in case-related 
interventions and training and facilitation of labor-management 
partnerships and in resolving disputes. FLRA promotes labor-
management cooperation by providing training and assistance to 
labor organizations and agencies on resolving disputes, 
facilitates the creation of partnerships, and trains the 
parties on rights and responsibilities under the Federal 
Relations Labor Relations Management statute.

                    General Services Administration


     Federal buildings fund--limitations on availability of revenue

                     (Including Transfer of Funds)

    The Federal Buildings Fund program consists of the 
following activities financed from rent charges:
    Construction and acquisition of facilities.--Space is 
acquired through the construction or purchase of facilities and 
prospectus-level extensions to existing buildings. All costs 
directly attributable to site acquisition, construction, and 
the full range of design and construction services, and 
management and inspection of construction projects are funded 
under this activity.
    Repairs and alterations.--Repairs and alterations of public 
buildings as well as associated design and construction 
services are funded under this activity. Protection of the 
Government's investment, health and safety of building 
occupants, transfer of agencies from leased space, and cost 
effectiveness are the principal criteria used in establishing 
priorities. Primary consideration is given to repairs to 
prevent deterioration and damage to buildings, their support 
systems, and operating equipment. This activity also provides 
for conversion of existing facilities and non-prospectus 
extensions.
    Installment acquisition payments.--Payments are made for 
liabilities incurred under purchase contract authority and 
lease purchase arrangements. The periodic payments cover 
principal, interest, and other requirements.
    Rental of space.--Space is acquired through the leasing of 
buildings including space occupied by Federal agencies in U.S. 
Postal Service facilities, 153 million rentable square feet in 
fiscal year 2001, and 155 million rentable square feet in 
fiscal year 2002.
    Building operations.--Services are provided for Government-
owned and leased facilities, including cleaning, utilities and 
fuel, protection, maintenance, miscellaneous services (such as 
moving, evaluation of new materials and equipment, and field 
supervision), and general management and administration of all 
real property related programs including salaries and benefits 
paid from the Federal Buildings Fund.
    Other programs.--When requested by Federal agencies, the 
Public Buildings Service provides building services such as 
tenant alterations, cleaning and other operations, and 
protection services which are in excess of those services 
provided under the commercial rental charge. For presentation 
purposes, the balances of the Unconditional Gifts of Real, 
Personal, or Other Property trust fund have been combined with 
the Federal Buildings Fund.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION

Limitation on availability, 2001........................    $477,676,000
Limitation on availability, 2002........................     386,289,000
Committee recommendation................................     477,544,000

    The Committee recommends $753,944,000 for the construction 
and acquisition account. Of this amount, $574,458,000 is for 
courthouse projects, including $276,400,000 in advance 
appropriations provided in fiscal year 2001. The Committee 
recommendation is $91,255,000 above the President's request.

                         GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMPS

    Geothermal heat pumps use the constant temperature of the 
subsurface earth to provide an energy-efficient and 
environmentally-clean means to heat and cool buildings, 
promoting energy conservation and reducing energy demand. As 
the Federal Government is looking for innovative methods to 
achieve nationwide energy efficiencies, the Committee strongly 
supports the purposes outlined in the July, 1999 Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) between GSA and the Geothermal Heat Pump 
Consortium and urges GSA to fully and creatively explore ways 
to include this technology in new construction projects. The 
Committee directs GSA to report to the Committee no later than 
April 30, 2002, on its progress on implementing the MOU.

                        COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee encourages the General Services 
Administration (GSA), the administration, and the judiciary to 
continue to work cooperatively to develop a single 
comprehensive plan upon which courthouse construction will be 
based. The Committee continues to believe that a model should 
incorporate utilization rates, courtroom sharing, and safety 
considerations. The use of cost savings measures and careful 
planning will result in a program that can be consistently 
supported. The Committee notes, however, that it has been 
extremely supportive of addressing the courthouse construction 
backlog. The Committee would remind the Administrative Office 
of the U.S. Courts (AOC) and other organizations that in fiscal 
year 2001, as well as in this bill, the Committee has provided 
funding above each Administration's request for additional 
courthouse projects based on the jointly agreed to priority 
list. The Committee has adhered to the priority list and 
reminds these groups that the Congress is constrained by 
overall budget resolutions and spending caps from accommodating 
every request.

                           COURTROOM SHARING

    The Committee is aware of conflicting information regarding 
the issue of courtroom sharing. The Committee is concerned that 
in spite of the strict budgetary pressures facing the Federal 
Government, AOC fails to pursue a policy of fiscal restraint 
and approaches the Congress for increases in courthouse 
construction funding above the Administration's request. The 
Congress and the Administration have worked diligently to reign 
in court construction costs and the Committee will continue to 
pursue all avenues with respect to cost containment with or 
without the support of the Courts.
    The Committee notes that the General Accounting Office 
(GAO), in a December 2000 report to the Congress on this issue, 
analyzed the data used in a courtroom sharing study 
commissioned by the Courts. That study criticized a 1997 GAO 
report on the same issue. GAO noted that the Courts did not 
agree with its recommendations, yet also commented that the AOC 
``did not provide any data, analysis, or rationale that would 
give us [GAO] an adequate basis for changing or dropping'' the 
recommendations. The Committee concurs with GAO's concerns and 
urges the AOC to provide the Committee with persuasive 
courtroom use data and analysis, along with its views, to 
justify the number of courtrooms being requested in future 
courtroom construction requests.

                BILOXI-GULFPORT, MISSISSIPPI COURTHOUSE

    The Committee provided funding for the construction of the 
Biloxi-Gulfport, Mississippi courthouse in the fiscal year 2001 
Act. However, because of escalating construction costs, 
additional funds are necessary. Therefore, the Committee has 
included an additional $3,000,000 for this project.

                       MIAMI, FLORIDA COURTHOUSE

    The Committee also provided funding for the Miami, Florida 
courthouse in the fiscal year 2001 Act. Again, escalating 
construction costs have resulted in the need for increased 
funds. Therefore, the Committee has included an additional 
$15,282,000 for this project.

                    SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH COURTHOUSE

    The Committee understands the need for the construction of 
a new courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the same time, the 
Committee recognizes the value of preserving significant 
historic buildings such as the Moss Courthouse and the Odd 
Fellows Hall. Therefore, the Committee has provided an 
additional $5,000,000 to help purchase land and facilitate the 
moving of the Odd Fellows Hall which is currently located on 
the preferred site. The Committee is concerned about the slow 
progress on the resolution of issues surrounding the site for 
the new courthouse and encourages the various groups to work 
closely with GSA to resolve any remaining issues.

                      PORT OF ENTRY INFRASTRUCTURE

    The Committee is pleased to have received the Port of Entry 
Infrastructure Assessment Study completed by Customs, INS, and 
GSA. That study was requested as part of the Treasury 
Appropriations Act in fiscal year 2000. The Study noted a 
staggering backlog of infrastructure needs at our Nation's 
border crossings. It identified 822 infrastructure requirements 
at an estimated gross cost of $784,000,000. Although the North 
American Free Trade Agreement has enabled an increase in trade 
between the United States, Mexico, and Canada of approximately 
75 percent, the capacities and capabilities of our Ports of 
Entry have not kept pace. The Committee notes that the last 
major funding for border infrastructure needs was in the early 
1990s. The previous Administration only responded to this 
backlog in a piecemeal, ad hoc fashion. The Committee also 
notes with disappointment, and is concerned that, neither the 
President's budget request nor the Budget Resolution for fiscal 
year 2002 provided resources to address the serious degradation 
of our Nation's border infrastructure. The Committee therefore 
directs GSA, in conjunction with OMB, Customs, and INS, to 
develop a multi-year plan to address this growing backlog, 
starting with its fiscal year 2003 budget submission. GSA 
should consider creating a priority list of projects, in 
concert with the affected agencies. The Committee recommends 
using as a model the courthouse construction plan developed 
annually by the AOC. Additionally, the Committee anticipates 
that future budgets will request sufficient funding to begin to 
substantively and aggressively address the current inadequacies 
of our crumbling border infrastructure.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS

Limitation on availability, 2001........................    $681,613,000
Limitation on availability, 2002........................     826,676,000
Committee recommendation................................     844,880,000

    The Committee recommends new obligational authority of 
$844,880,000 for repairs and alterations in fiscal year 2002. 
This amount is $18,204,000 above the President's request.
    Under this activity, the General Services Administration 
(GSA) executes its responsibility for repairs and alterations 
(R&A;) of both Government-owned and leased facilities under the 
control of GSA. The major goal of this activity is to provide 
commercially equivalent space to tenant agencies. Safety, 
quality, and operating efficiency of facilities are given 
primary consideration in carrying out this responsibility. A 
major portion of the fiscal year 2002 program is devoted to 
nondiscretionary work necessary to meet this goal and keep the 
buildings in an occupiable condition.
    R&A; workload requirements originate with scheduled onsite 
inspections of buildings by qualified regional engineers and 
building managers. The work identified through these 
inspections is programmed in order of priority into the repairs 
and alterations construction automated tracking system (RACATS) 
and incorporated into a 5-year plan for accomplishment, based 
upon funding availability, urgency, and the volume of R&A; work 
that GSA has the capability to execute annually. Beginning in 
fiscal year 1995, design and construction services activities 
associated with the repair and alteration projects are funded 
in this account.
    The R&A; program, for purposes of funds control, is divided 
into two types of projects--line item and nonline item. The 
following is a definition of each category of projects:
    Line item projects.--Line item projects are those larger 
projects for which a prospectus is required under the 
provisions of the Public Buildings Act of 1959. Generally, line 
item projects are similar to construction projects in the scope 
of work involved and the multiyear timeframe for project 
completion. Line item projects are listed individually in GSA's 
appropriations acts and the obligational authority for each 
project is limited to the amount shown therein.
    Nonline item projects.--Projects included in this category 
are generally short term in nature and funds can normally be 
obligated within a 1-year period. This category also includes 
projects which are recurring in nature, such as cyclic painting 
and the minor repair of defective building systems; for 
example, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, fire safety, and 
elevator system components.

                    REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS BACKLOG

    The Committee is aware of the recent GAO audit of GSA 
repairs and alterations efforts on Federal facilities. The 
Committee has included within this appropriation funds to meet 
the needs of 25 major projects. The Committee urges GSA to 
continue to work diligently to maintain the integrity of the 
Federal Government's properties and assets.

                        NATIONAL TRACING CENTER

    The Committee continues to urge GSA to work with the Bureau 
of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to provide the necessary 
expanded facilities to meet the chronic space needs at the 
National Tracing Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia.

          MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA FEDERAL BUILDING AND COURTHOUSE

    The necessary renovations of the Frank M. Johnson, Jr. 
Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Montgomery, 
Alabama have been delayed for a variety of reasons. Because of 
this delay, the funding previously provided is inadequate. In 
order to get this project back on track, the Committee has 
provided $4,000,000 in the repairs and restoration account to 
deal with this shortfall and get this project moving again.

                KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI FEDERAL COURTHOUSE

    The U.S. District Court and court-related agencies vacated 
the Federal Building at 811 Grand in Kansas City, Missouri in 
September 1998 and relocated to a new facility. The old 
courthouse, in a prime downtown location, is currently vacant 
and in need of renovations. A project was identified and design 
funding was provided. However, the cost estimates have been 
revised to take into account a recent seismic study which show 
the need for structural improvements to address the progressive 
collapse. Therefore, the Committee has included an additional 
$1,604,000 in the repairs and restoration account to address 
these additional needs.

                    STRUCTURAL RETROFIT TECHNOLOGIES

    Terrorist attacks against U.S. Government assets on U.S. 
soil is no longer just a possibility. A terrorist incident is 
unpredictable both with respect to timing and the nature of an 
attack. GSA and other Federal property owners and managers must 
insure that both existing and new structures are capable of 
absorbing, deflecting, and resisting blast effects. Current 
standards for new construction allow architects and engineers 
to incorporate blast resistance capabilities at modest 
increases over routine construction costs. However, standards 
for existing buildings are less precise because these buildings 
vary by design, construction, age, and materials.
    Innovative retrofit solutions for such structures are 
relatively new and, as a result, there may be a reluctance 
within certain agencies to employ such systems. A major hurdle 
to using innovative retrofit solutions appears to be the 
Government's reliance on a limited number of consulting design 
and engineering firms which are themselves reluctant to specify 
the use of new retrofit technologies. As a result, the Federal 
Government may be limited in its ability to acquire cost-
effective solutions.
    Therefore, the Committee directs that GSA provide detailed 
information on the criteria used to determine the eligibility 
of consulting design and engineering firms for Federal blast 
mitigation procurements, and the number of firms which meet 
those criteria. The Committee also directs that GSA conduct a 
study of available innovative and cost-effective structural 
retrofit technologies for use on existing level four and five 
buildings, including advanced composite materials, innovative 
connections technologies, and integral barrier technologies 
that can be installed quickly and at costs equal to or below 
that for conventional retrofit solutions. Further, the 
Committee directs that GSA report to the Committee not later 
than 120 days after passage of this bill on the results of this 
study, as well as steps they plan to take to make sure that the 
Federal Government is able to take advantage of these cost-
effective solutions.

                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS

Limitation on availability, 2001........................    $185,369,000
Limitation on availability, 2002........................     186,427,000
Committee recommendation................................     186,427,000

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $186,427,000 for 
installment acquisition payments. The Committee recommendation 
equals the budget estimate.
    The Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 enables GSA to 
enter into contractual arrangements for the construction of a 
backlog of approved but unfunded projects. The purchase 
contracts require the Government to make periodic payments on 
these facilities over varying periods until title is 
transferred to the Government. This activity provides for the 
payment of principal, interest, taxes, and other required 
obligations related to facilities acquired pursuant to the 
Public Buildings Amendments of 1972 (40 U.S.C. 602a).

                            Rental of Space

Limitation on availability, 2001........................  $2,943,854,000
Limitation on availability, 2002........................   2,959,550,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,959,550,000

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,959,550,000 for 
rental of space. The Committee recommendation is equal to the 
budget estimate.
    GSA is responsible for leasing general purpose space and 
land incident thereto for Federal agencies, except cases where 
GSA has delegated its leasing authority (for example, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, as well as the Departments of 
Agriculture, Commerce, and Defense). GSA's policy is to lease 
privately owned buildings and land only when: (1) Federal space 
needs cannot be otherwise accommodated satisfactorily in 
existing Government-owned or leased space; (2) leasing proves 
to be more efficient than the construction or alteration of a 
Federal building; (3) construction or alteration is not 
warranted because requirements in the community are 
insufficient or are indefinite in scope or duration; or (4) 
completion of a new Federal building within a reasonable time 
cannot be assured.

                          Building Operations

Limitation on availability, 2001........................  $1,624,711,000
Limitation on availability, 2002........................   1,748,949,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,748,949,000

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,748,949,000 for 
building operations. The Committee recommendation is equal to 
the budget estimate.
    This activity provides for the operation of all Government-
owned facilities under the jurisdiction of GSA and building 
services in GSA-leased space where the terms of the lease do 
not require the lessor to furnish such services. Services 
included in building operations are cleaning, protection, 
maintenance, payments for utilities and fuel, grounds 
maintenance, and elevator operations. Other related supporting 
services include various real property management and staff 
support activities such as space acquisition and assignment; 
the moving of Federal agencies as a result of space alterations 
in order to provide better space utilization in existing 
buildings; onsite inspection of building services and 
operations accomplished by private contractors; and various 
highly specialized contract administration support functions.
    The space, operations, and services referred to above are 
furnished by GSA to its tenant agencies in return for payment 
of rent. Due to considerations unique to their operation, GSA 
also provides varying levels of above-standard services in 
agency headquarter facilities, including those occupied by the 
Executive Office of the President, such as the east and west 
wings of the White House.

                         POLICY AND OPERATIONS

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $137,406,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     138,499,000
Committee recommendation................................     145,749,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $145,749,000 
for salaries and expenses for the policy and operations of the 
General Services Administration. This amount is $8,343,000 
above fiscal year 2001 levels and $7,250,000 above the 
President's request.
    Policy.--Provides for Government-wide policy, evaluation, 
and asset management functions associated with real and 
personal property, supplies, information technology, 
acquisition support, transportation and travel management, 
Federal Procurement Data Center, Regulatory Information Service 
Center, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, and the 
Committee Management Secretariat. The Office of Government-wide 
Policy, working cooperatively with other agencies, provides the 
leadership needed to develop and evaluate the implementation of 
policies designed to achieve the most cost-effective solutions 
for the delivery of administrative services and sound workplace 
practices, while reducing regulations and empowering employees.
    Operations.--Provides for the personal property utilization 
and donation activities of the Federal Supply Service and 
Public Buildings Service, as well as agency-wide management and 
administration. These programs include utilization of real and 
personal property by Federal agencies and the transfer among 
agencies of excess real and personal property; disposal of 
surplus real property by sale, exchange, lease, permit, 
assignment, or transfer, as well as the protection and 
maintenance of excess and surplus property, necessary 
environmental and cultural analyses, reuse planning, and real 
property support of Congressional District and Senate State 
offices, and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

                           Child Care Centers

    The Committee recommends that funds provided to the Office 
of Policy and Operations continue to be used to issue and 
enforce regulations requiring any entity operating a child care 
center in a facility owned or leased by an executive agency to 
(1) comply with applicable State and local licensing 
requirements related to the provision of child care and (2) 
comply with center-based accreditation standards specified by 
the Administrator, if such a regulatory program is authorized.

                    VIRTUAL ARCHIVE STORAGE TERMINAL

    The Committee recognizes the need for many agencies such as 
the National Archives, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the 
U.S. Geological Survey to capture and archive domain specific 
electronic data. As such, the Committee provided funds in 
fiscal year 2001 to North Dakota State University to continue 
development of an on-line, multi-domain archive to combine data 
from many domains and provide tools to fuse, mine and extract 
information important to the Upper Great Plains. The Committee 
recognizes the importance of this retrieval system and 
recommends continued funding of $1,000,000.

                      COMPUTERS TO SCHOOLS PROGRAM

    The Committee is aware that Indian tribal colleges and 
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian serving institutions are 
being asked to undertake an increasing number of activities in 
Native communities related to education, employment and other 
training as part of the ongoing ``welfare to work'' transition 
mandated by the 1996 welfare reform law. To complement recent 
private sector donations of computers and related equipment to 
Indian tribes and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian serving 
institutions, as part of its existing ``Computers to Schools'' 
program, the General Services Administration (GSA) is 
encouraged to work with the 31 Indian tribal colleges and 
Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian serving institutions to 
provide assistance to them in developing and upgrading the 
colleges' electronic capabilities. As part of this effort, GSA 
should utilize the 31 tribal colleges and Alaska Native and 
Native Hawaiian serving institutions as a discrete evaluation 
point as it works to meet these equipment needs. GSA's 
technical assistance will further enable the tribal colleges 
and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian serving institutions to 
provide a higher quality of education to their students.

                     DIGITAL LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

    The Committee has provided $2,500,000 from within existing 
resources to continue the development, demonstration, and 
research of the digital medical education project in connection 
with the Native American Digital TeleHealth Project and the 
Upper Great Plains Native American Telehealth Program at the 
University of North Dakota. These funds will be utilized to 
further develop the hardware and software capabilities, network 
infrastructures, and other activities that will, through the 
use of telecommunications technologies, overcome distance and 
provide a series of health-related services, education and 
research activities for American Indian and Alaska Native 
communities living in remote areas or on reservations. The 
Committee notes that the University of North Dakota leads the 
nation in the number of Native American physicians.

                         TELECOMMUTING CENTERS

    The Committee encourages GSA to continue to promote 
telecommuting centers within the Federal Government in the 
Washington D.C. metro area as an effective means to provide an 
alternative workplace.

                               E-COMMERCE

    The Committee recognizes GSA's progress in the use of 
Internet technology for electronic commerce and urges that 
further steps be taken. Enhancements to the Federal Supply 
System should be aggressively pursued to keep pace with 
commercially available technologies, such as electronic 
marketplaces and private and/or public exchanges. The Committee 
further recommends that GSA pursue additional eBusiness 
initiatives to provide faster-better-cheaper means for both the 
``Government to acquire'' and ``suppliers to offer'' goods and 
services in a completely paperless, web based, desktop-to-
desktop environment. The Committee encourages GSA to undertake 
these initiatives that will result in improved Government 
performance through streamlined decision-making with the 
seamless exchange of financial information.

              Federal Office Building in Colorado Springs

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

     Social Security Administration/Office of Hearings and Appeals

    The Committee is concerned about the adequacy of the 
security system at the new Social Security Administration 
Office of Hearings and Appeals in Baltimore, Maryland located 
in the 900 block of North Howard Street. The Committee 
encourages SSA to work with GSA to review the advisability of 
providing a walk-through magnetometer and portable hand-held 
detection wands at the Baltimore Office of Hearings and 
Appeals.

                 ADMINISTRATIVE AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT

    GSA has in the past provided administrative and logistical 
support to the Olympics, Pan-American Games, and other 
international events. GSA performs these duties under 
authorities of the Department of the Army on a reimbursable 
basis. The Committee encourages GSA to assist the Salt Lake 
Organizing Committee for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic 
Games in 2002.

                  ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE PRODUCTS

    The Committee urges GSA to work to remove barriers and 
establish needed definitions and standards to allow 
environmentally preferable products to be widely purchased by 
the Federal Government and its grantees. GSA should set long 
term goals for the purchase of such products in coordination 
with the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, and other agencies. Priorities should be set 
based on estimated environmental benefit, likely market size, 
and use of renewable and agri-based resources.
    The Federal Supply Service should identify acquisition 
regulations that needlessly delay the purchase of 
environmentally preferable products. By December 1, 2001, GSA 
should make recommendations to the Office of Management and 
Budget concerning logical changes to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulations to include language emphasizing the purchase of 
environmentally preferable products and the removal of language 
deterring their purchase. The Federal Supply Service shall 
identify environmentally preferable products available for sale 
through its catalogues and electronic distribution systems.

                SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION OUTREACH

    The Committee is aware that GSA has been engaged in a 
dialogue with the Social Security Administration about how it 
can provide improved outreach and information on benefits and 
eligibility for benefits to members of Indian tribes across the 
country. One avenue GSA has discussed has been to work through 
an established network such as that which exists with the 
Indian tribal colleges. The Committee is encouraged that GSA is 
pursuing this dialogue and directs that GSA establish a pilot 
project with one or more tribal college from within existing 
funds to provide enhanced information to beneficiaries in 
Indian country.

             GOVERNMENT SERVICES RURAL OUTREACH INITIATIVE

    The Committee is aware of an initiative that would address 
the needs of citizens located in rural America to more easily 
and efficiently access and transact business with Government 
agencies. The Committee understands that citizens located in 
rural areas of the United States, particularly in states with a 
growing percentage of elderly population and also Native 
Americans who live on reservations in remote locations, do not 
have access to front-line services from Government agencies. 
The Committee supports the Government Services Rural Outreach 
Initiative, which will conduct surveys to determine the types 
of services required by these rural residents, develop 
information technology and associated software to deliver 
Government services to this population, train personnel to 
implement the initiative, and develop awareness of the 
availability of the services through marketing and advertising. 
The Committee has provided $1,000,000 for this pilot project to 
be established at the University of North Dakota, a leading 
institution in information systems, entrepreneurship programs, 
and programs that serve Native Americans.

                      BUSES LEASED TO BIA SCHOOLS

    The Committee has also included a provision which places a 
1-year moratorium on the increase in rates for school buses 
leased from the GSA by federally funded Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) schools and dormitories. Unfortunately, the BIA 
budget for student transportation is not adequate to cover the 
increase in vehicle rental rates and per mile rates that went 
into effect on May 1, 2001. In fiscal year 2001, the BIA-funded 
transportation reimbursement rate is only $2.30 per mile, far 
short of the national average of $3.22 per mile for public 
schools. When BIA-funded schools cannot meet their rising 
transportation expenses, they are forced to make-up the 
shortfall in funding through cuts in their classroom 
instruction budgets. This provision will help to ensure that 
the classroom instruction budgets at BIA-funded schools will be 
used to educate the 50,000 Native American students on or near 
Indian reservations, not to supplement higher transportation 
costs.

                DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MEMORIAL COMMISSION

    The Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission was 
established to create an appropriate permanent memorial to 
perpetuate the memory and contributions of Dwight D. 
Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in 
Europe during World War II and 34th President of the United 
States. The Committee has provided $1,750,000 during fiscal 
year 2002 for this purpose, and directs GSA to provide those 
funds within 90 days of enactment of this Act.

                 AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILATORS (AED)

    The Committee is concerned that Federal agencies come into 
compliance with the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 2000. The 
Committee notes that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has taken 
steps to begin implementing this program within DOJ buildings, 
and other agencies have begun making their plans as well. In 
cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services, 
GSA developed guidelines for public access to defibrilation 
(PAD) programs in Federal facilities. These guidelines were 
approved on May 23, 2001. The use of automated external 
defibrilators (AEDs) has proven to be very effective in saving 
lives. Because the use of these machines within minutes of 
cardiac arrest is key to effectively savings lives, it is 
important that the installation of these devices be accompanied 
by a training program in order to maximize their effectiveness.
    The Committee directs GSA to develop a PAD demonstration/
pilot project to equip various buildings under its jurisdiction 
across the country with AED devices following its May 23, 2001 
guidelines. The pilot project should be implemented within the 
guidelines and should include the following:
    1. Support of the program by agency leadership.
    2. A thorough site survey of each facility to determine the 
proper placement of the devices.
    3. A complete and ongoing personnel training program to 
properly operate the equipment, to include cardiopulmonary 
resuscitation (CPR) and the proper use of the AED.
    4. Development and regular review of PAD operational 
protocols, including cooperation with local emergency medical 
services.
    5. Maintenance of hardware and support equipment on a 
regular basis and after each use.
    6. Development of quality assurance and data information 
management plans.
    The Committee has provided $2,000,000 within existing funds 
to initiate this project. The Committee directs GSA to provide 
a report no later than April 1, 2002 on the steps it has taken 
to meet the goals listed above.

                            BATON ROUGE PARK

    The Committee directs GSA to submit a report to the 
Committee by November 30, 2001 which provides the relevant 
historical facts of the Baton Rouge downtown park site, which 
outlines GSA's and BREC's positions on the disposition of the 
park, and addresses GSA's understanding of any questions 
involving the status of the title to the former park site.

                   ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO SSA OFFICE

    The Committee expects GSA to utilize available funds to 
relocate the memorial stone and its 4' by 4' base and to 
transplant the tree constituting the memorial to the victims of 
the Oklahoma City bombing from the current location of the 
Social Security Administration office in Albuquerque, New 
Mexico, to its new location in Albuquerque.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $34,444,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      36,025,000
Committee recommendation................................      36,025,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $36,025,000 
for the Office of Inspector General. This amount is equal to 
the President's request.
    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct management and 
administrative deficiencies within the General Services 
Administration (GSA), which create conditions for existing or 
potential instances of fraud, waste and mismanagement. This 
audit function provides internal audit and contract audit 
services. Contract audits provide professional advice to GSA 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
relative to the negotiation, award, administration, repricing, 
and settlement of contracts. Internal audits review and 
evaluate all facets of GSA operations and programs, test 
internal control systems, and develop information to improve 
operating efficiencies and enhance customer services. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving GSA 
programs, personnel, and operations.

                   ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT (E-GOV) FUND

Appropriations, 2001....................................              $0
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      20,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

    The Committee has agreed with the Administration's request 
to create a new account to support interagency electronic 
government or ``e-gov'' initiatives, and has recommended an 
appropriation of $5,000,000, to remain available through fiscal 
year 2004. This will allow the Administration to begin this 
effort to develop and implement innovative uses of the Internet 
and other electronic media to provide individuals, businesses, 
and other Government agencies with simpler and more timely 
access to Federal information, benefits, services, and business 
opportunities. It is hoped that the resulting initiative will 
allow agencies to provide the public with optional use and 
acceptance of electronic information, services, and signatures 
by October 2003 as required under the Government Paperwork 
Elimination Act.
    Proposals for funding must meet capital planning guidelines 
and include adequate documentation to demonstrate a sound 
business case, attention to security and privacy, and a way to 
measure performance against planned results. The Office of 
Management and Budget would control the allocation of the fund 
and direct its use for information systems projects and affect 
multiple agencies and offer the greatest improvements in access 
and service.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $2,511,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       3,552,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,376,000

    The Committee recommends $3,376,000 for allowances and 
office staff for former Presidents. This reflects a decrease in 
costs associated with former President Clinton's office space.
    This appropriation provides support consisting of pensions, 
office staffs, and related expenses for former Presidents 
Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and 
William Jefferson Clinton, and for pension and postal franking 
privileges for the widow of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
    Below is listed a detailed breakdown of the fiscal year 
2002 funding:

               GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION--ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                               Fiscal year 2002 request--former Presidents
                                           --------------------------------------------------  Widows     Total
                                              Ford     Carter    Reagan     Bush     Clinton
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Personnel Compensation....................        96        96        96        96       150  ........       534
Personnel Benefits........................        24         6        24        35        60  ........       149
Benefits for Former Personnel: Pensions...       166       166       166       166       166        20       850
Travel....................................        50         2        16        57        57  ........       182
Rental Payments to GSA....................       110       102       357       169       354  ........     1,092
Communications, Utilities and
 Miscellaneous charges:
    Telephone.............................        21        25        15        14        28  ........       103
    Postage...............................         6        20        10        14        22         2        74
Printing..................................  ........         5        12        12        15  ........        44
Other Services............................        11        71        15        13        80  ........       190
Supplies & Materials......................         9         6        20        11        24  ........        70
Equipment.................................         4         9         3        36        36  ........        88
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      Total Obligations...................       497       508       734       623       992        22     3,376
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                         GSA GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The Committee has recommended the inclusion of the 
following general provisions:
    Section 401 continues a provision which authorizes GSA to 
credit accounts with certain funds received from Government 
corporations.
    Section 402 continues a provision which authorizes GSA to 
use funds for the hire of passenger motor vehicles.
    Section 403 continues a provision which authorizes GSA to 
transfer funds within the Federal buildings fund for meeting 
program requirements.
    Section 404 continues a provision which limits funding for 
courthouse construction which does not meet certain standards 
of a capital improvement plan.
    Section 405 continues a provision which provides that no 
funds may be used to increase the amount of occupiable square 
feet, provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any 
other service usually provided, to any agency which does not 
pay the requested rate.
    Section 406 continues a provision which allows pilot 
information technology projects to be repaid from the 
information technology fund.
    Section 407 continues a provision which authorizes GSA to 
pay claims up to $250,000 from construction projects and 
acquisition of buildings.
    Section 408 is a new provision which allows GSA to continue 
to offer voluntary separation incentives through September 30, 
2002.
    Section 409 is a new provision directing GSA to maintain 
the vehicle rental rates and per mile rates charged for buses 
leased by schools and dormitories funded by the Bureau of 
Indian Affairs.
    Section 410 is a new provision designating the Federal 
building and courthouse located at 100 1st Street, SW, Minot, 
North Dakota as the ``Judge Bruce M. Van Sickle Federal 
Building and United States Courthouse.''

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $29,372,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      30,375,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,375,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,375,000 
for the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).
    MSPB assists Federal agencies in running a merit-based 
civil service system. This is accomplished on a case-by-case 
basis through hearing and deciding employee appeals, and on a 
systemic basis by reviewing significant actions and regulations 
of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and conducting 
studies of the civil service and other merit systems. These 
actions are designed to assure that personnel actions taken 
against employees are processed within the law, and that 
actions taken by OPM and other agencies support and enhance 
Federal merit principles.

                               LIMITATION

                       (transfer of trust funds)

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $2,424,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       2,520,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,520,000

    The Committee has recommended a limitation of $2,520,000 on 
the amount to be transferred from the civil service retirement 
and disability fund to the Board to cover administrative 
expenses to adjudicate retirement appeals cases. This amount 
equals the budget request.

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


   FEDERAL PAYMENT TO MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN 
                NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY FOUNDATION

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $1,996,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       1,746,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for this account, 
a decrease of $1,996,000 below the fiscal year 2001 enacted 
level and a decrease of $1,746,000 below the President's 
request. Funding for activities associated with this account is 
provided in a new account, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and 
Excellence in National Environmental Policy Trust Fund.

                        Native Nations Institute

Appropriations, 2001....................................................
Budget estimate, 2002...................................        $250,000
Committee recommendation................................................

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for the Native 
Nations Institute, a decrease of $250,000 below the President's 
request. The potential for funding activities associated with 
this proposed account has been made permissible by transfer 
from a new account, Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence 
in National Environmental Policy Trust Fund.

 Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental 
                           Policy Trust Fund

Appropriations, 2001....................................................
Budget estimate, 2002...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      $1,996,000

    The Committee establishes a new appropriation in lieu of 
the Federal Payment to Morris K. Udall Scholarship and 
Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation account 
and the proposed Native Nations Institute account. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,996,000 for these 
activities of the Morris K. Udall Foundation. The Committee 
includes language to allow up to 60 percent of the 
appropriation to be used for the expenses of the Native Nations 
Institute. The Committee also includes language requiring the 
Foundation to report to the Committee on the amount of funding, 
if any, transferred from the Trust Fund for the Native Nations 
Institute, and directs that this report include an itemization 
of planned Native Nations Institute expenditures for fiscal 
year 2002. The Committee further directs the Foundation to 
describe as part of the report its justification for such a 
transfer. Future budget justifications submitted to Congress 
regarding this effort are to contain detailed information on 
the actual expenditures of past years as well as detailed 
information on planned expenditures for the current and budget 
years.
    Public Law 102-259 established the Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy 
Trust Fund. Federal payments to that fund are invested in 
Treasury securities. Interest earnings from the investments are 
used to carry out the activities of the Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy 
Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships, fellowships, 
and grants and funds activities of the Udall Center for Studies 
in Public Policy.
    Public Law 106-568 (section 817) established the Native 
Nations Institute as part of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship 
and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation. The 
purpose of the Native Nations Institute is to provide 
management and leadership training to Native American tribal 
leaders.

         Morris K. Udall Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $1,248,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       1,309,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,309,000

    In 1998, Public Law 105-156 established the U.S. Institute 
for Environmental Conflict Resolution as part of the Morris K. 
Udall Foundation. The Institute is designed to conduct 
Environmental Conflict Resolution (ECR) and training, and 
provides assessment, mediation, and other related services 
primarily to Federal agencies in connection with a dispute or 
conflict related to the environment, public lands, or natural 
resources. Contracting sponsors or parties pay fees into the 
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund for environmental dispute 
resolution services. In fiscal year 1999, its initial year of 
operation, the Institute began a project with the Ninth Circuit 
Court of Appeals to demonstrate ECR processes in Federal trial 
courts.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $208,946,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     244,247,000
Committee recommendation................................     244,247,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $244,247,000 
for Operating Expenses of the National Archives and Records 
Administration (NARA). This amount is equal to the President's 
request.
    NARA provides for basic operations dealing with management 
of the Government's archives and records, operation of 
Presidential Libraries, and for the review for declassification 
of classified security information.
    Records services.--This activity provides for selecting, 
preserving, describing, and making available to the general 
public, scholars, and Federal agencies the permanently valuable 
historical records of the Federal Government; the historical 
materials and Presidential records in Presidential Libraries; 
for preparing related publications and exhibit programs; and 
for conducting the appraisal of all Federal records.
    Through the records declassification program, historically 
valuable information in the records of the Federal Government 
and in donated historical materials are made available to the 
public by declassifying as much information as possible without 
endangering the national security.
    This activity also provides oversight for the information 
security program established by Executive Order 12958 and 
reports annually to the President on the status of that 
program. It is also responsible for policy oversight for the 
National Industrial Security Program established under 
Executive Order 12829.
    NARA, in research and development collaboration with 
national and international partners, is building an Electronic 
Records Archives (ERA) that will ensure the preservation of, 
and access to, Government electronic records. The pace of 
technological progress makes formats in which the records are 
stored obsolete within a few years, threatening to make them 
inaccessible even if they are preserved intact. ERA will 
preserve electronic records, regardless of the original format, 
retain them indefinitely, and enable requesters to access them 
on computer systems now and in the future.
    Archives related services.--This activity provides for the 
publication of the Federal Register the Code of Federal 
Regulations, the U.S. Statutes-at-Large, and Presidential 
documents, and for a program to improve the quality of 
regulations and the public's access to them. It also includes 
the administration and reference services portion for the 
National Historical Publications and Records Commission. This 
Commission makes grants nationwide to preserve and publish 
records that document American history.
    Archives II Facility.--Provides for construction and 
related services of the new archival facility which was opened 
to the public in 1993. Costs of construction are financed by 
$302,000,000 of federally guaranteed debt issued in 1989. Since 
1994 and continuing in 2002, the Archives seeks appropriations 
for the annual payments for interest and redemption of debt to 
be made under the contract for construction and related 
services.

                      Veteran's Records Processing

    Although the Committee appreciates recent efforts to 
improve processes at the National Personnel Records Center 
(NPRC), the Committee is greatly disappointed that, according 
to a recent GAO report, the backlog of veterans' requests for 
their service records is long and growing, and the NPRC appears 
to have no clear plan for eliminating this backlog. Recognizing 
the importance to our Nation's veterans of access to their 
personnel records, the Committee requests a report from NARA 
with the fiscal year 2003 budget submission on how it plans to 
eliminate delays in responding to requests at the NPRC, 
including timeframes, milestones, and an estimate of necessary 
staffing and production levels and resources.

              ARCHIVES FACILITIES REPAIRS AND RESTORATION

Appropriations, 2001....................................    $101,536,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      10,643,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,143,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $41,143,000. 
Included in this amount is $30,500,000 for construction of the 
Southeast Regional Archives Facility in Atlanta, Georgia, for 
which the Congress provided initial funds in Public Law 106-
554.
    This account provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of the Archives facilities and Presidential 
libraries nationwide, and for providing adequate storage for 
archival holdings nationwide. It will better enable the 
National Archives to maintain its facilities in proper 
condition for public visitors, researchers, and employees in 
NARA facilities, and also maintain the structural integrity of 
the buildings.

        National Historical Publications and Records Commission


                             GRANTS PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $6,436,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       4,436,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,436,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,436,000. 
This amount is $2,000,000 above the budget request.
    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
(NHPRC) provides grants nationwide to preserve and publish 
records that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives, which preserves Federal records, NHPRC helps 
State, local, and private institutions preserve non-Federal 
records, helps publish the papers of major figures in American 
history, and helps archivists and records managers improve 
their techniques, training, and ability to serve a range of 
information users.
    Records Center Revolving Fund.--The NARA Records Center 
Revolving Fund provides low cost services, on a standard price 
basis, to Federal agency customers for quality storage and 
accession, reference, refile, and disposal services for records 
stored in service centers.
    National Archives Gift Fund.--The National Archives Trust 
Fund Board may solicit and accept gifts or bequests of money, 
securities, or other personal property, for the benefit of or 
in connection with the national archival and records activities 
administered by the National Archives and Records 
Administration (44 U.S.C. 2305).
    In accordance with 44 U.S.C. 2112, the Bush Presidential 
Library received a $4,000,000 endowment from the Bush Library 
Foundation. The money was deposited in the gift fund and 
invested in accordance with established National Archives Trust 
and Gift Fund procedures. Income earned on the investment will 
be used to offset a portion of the Library's operation and 
maintenance costs.
    National Archives Trust Fund.--The Archivist of the United 
States furnishes, for a fee, copies of unrestricted records in 
the custody of the National Archives (44 U.S.C. 2116). Proceeds 
from the sale of copies of microfilm publications, 
reproductions, special works, and other publications, as well 
as admission fees to Presidential Library museum rooms, are 
deposited in this fund (44 U.S.C. 2112, 2307).

                 JOHN ADAMS AND CALVIN COOLIDGE PAPERS

    The Committee is aware of the interest of the Boston Public 
Library in preserving and making accessible its holdings of the 
papers of John Adams, and of the Forbes its holdings of Library 
of Northampton, MA in preserving and making accessible the 
papers of Calvin Coolidge. The Committee notes that this is the 
purpose for which NHPRC grant program was begun and encourages 
the Commission to work with the officials of these institutions 
to develop competitive grant proposals.

                          Statehood Initiative

    Communities in Hawaii and Alaska are preparing to celebrate 
the 50th anniversary of Alaska and Hawaii Statehood. Within the 
funds provided, the Committee recommends that the NHPRC work 
closely with the University of Hawaii and the University of 
Alaska to develop a proposal for cataloging the historic 
records relating to Statehood in preparation for the Statehood 
celebrations.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $9,663,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      10,060,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,060,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,060,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Office of Government Ethics 
(OGE) in fiscal year 2002. This amount is equal to the 
President's request.
    OGE is charged by law to provide overall direction of 
Executive Branch policies designed to prevent conflicts of 
interest and insure high ethical standards. OGE carries out 
these responsibilities by developing rules and regulations 
pertaining to conflicts of interest, post employment 
restrictions, standards of conduct, and public and confidential 
financial disclosure in the Executive Branch; by monitoring 
compliance with the public and confidential disclosure 
requirements of the Ethics Reform Act of 1978 and the Ethics 
Reform Act of 1989 to determine possible violations of 
applicable laws or regulations and recommending appropriate 
corrective action; by consulting with and assisting various 
officials in evaluating the effectiveness of applicable laws 
and the resolution of individual problems; and by preparing 
formal advisory opinions, informal letter opinions, policy 
memoranda, and Federal Register entries on how to interpret and 
comply with the requirements on conflicts of interest, post 
employment, standards of conduct, and financial disclosure.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $93,888,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      99,036,000
Committee recommendation................................      99,036,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $99,036,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Office of Personnel 
Management (OPM). This amount is equal to the budget request.
    OPM is responsible for personnel management functions which 
include the following activities:
    Merit systems oversight and effectiveness.--Includes 
evaluating human resources management in Federal agencies 
through various methods including on-site reviews land special 
studies; administering classification appeals, Fair Labor 
Standards Act, and Intergovernmental Personnel programs to 
ensure that agencies adhere to the statutory requirements; 
helping agencies develop merit-based human resources management 
accountability; assessing the effectiveness of Government-wide 
human resources management policies and programs, and serving 
as a clearinghouse for best practices; testing and evaluating 
innovative human resources management practices and systems, 
including demonstration projects; providing readily accessible 
statistics on the Federal workforce; and administering parts of 
the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
    Employment service.--Provides leadership and manages the 
merit-based employment system for the Federal Government. In 
partnership with agencies, the Service provides a high-quality, 
diverse workforce through a mix of policy direction, technical 
assistance, and reimbursable services. These operations are 
carried out through a network of Service Centers throughout the 
country.
    Retirement and Insurance.--This activity encompasses 
administration of earned employee benefits for Federal 
employees, retired Federal employees, and their families. These 
programs include the Civil Service Retirement System, the 
Federal Employees' Retirement System, the Federal Employees 
Group Life Insurance Program, and the Federal Employees and 
Retired Employees Health Benefits Programs. In addition, this 
activity includes OPM's efforts to stay abreast of, and respond 
to, developments in non-Federal fringe benefits practices.
    Workforce compensation and performance.--This activity 
includes developing and implementing pay and leave 
administration policy and evaluating the effectiveness of 
alternative compensation systems; developing classification 
policies and systems, and designing flexible alternatives to 
current systems; and developing Government-wide policy 
concerning employee performance management.
    Investigations.--Focuses on assuring applicant and 
appointee fitness and suitability, and oversight of the 
investigative contract company.
    Workforce relations.--This activity includes developing and 
administering policies, regulations and guidelines on employee 
relations, including adverse and performance-based actions and 
violence in the workplace; facilitating and supporting Federal 
work and family programs; providing leadership and policy 
guidance in support of agency human resources development 
programs and training technology initiatives; and providing 
guidance and assistance to Federal agencies in labor-management 
relations and partnerships.
    Executive resources.--Provides Government-wide program 
leadership, policy direction, and technical assistance on all 
aspects of the Senior Executive Service personnel system and 
comparable executive systems.
    Executive and other services.--Includes executive 
direction, policy development, legal advise and representation, 
public affairs, legislative activities, financial management, 
and the operating expenses of the President's Commission on 
White House Fellows.
    Reimbursable programs.--OPM performs reimbursable work at 
the request of other agencies. OPM also provides 
administrative, information resources management, and executive 
service to other OPM accounts on a reimbursable basis.

                           Voting Rights Act

    The Committee continues to include a provision requested by 
the administration to allow Federal employees acting as Voting 
Rights Act observers to receive per diem at their permanent 
duty station. This provision makes it feasible for these 
observers to work in local areas and allow the Government to 
discontinue the practice of recruiting observers from distant 
locations and assuming the per diem, as well as travel costs.

                         CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE

    The Committee recommends that the pilot project permitting 
Executive agencies to use their appropriated funds to help 
subsidize child care expenses for their lower paid employees be 
made permanent.
    The Committee remains concerned that child care expenses 
are often the second or third largest monthly expense Federal 
employees face. Additionally, many lower paid Federal workers 
are unable to afford quality child care. As private industry 
has increasingly used subsidized child care for its employees 
as an effective productivity enhancement, retention and 
recruiting tool, the Committee believes the Federal Government 
must continue its commitment to do the same.

                 EASTERN MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER

    OPM's agreement for operation of the Eastern Management 
Development Center states that OPM will ``aggressively pursue 
programs that will increase attendance to the original levels 
set for the solicitation.'' In light of the lower than 
anticipated attendance levels experienced since opening this 
complex, the Committee believes that the meaning of 
``aggressively pursue'' should be construed as ensuring that 
all appropriate and suitable efforts will be undertaken to 
achieve the target participation levels at the Center. Not only 
does the Committee encourage OPM to enhance its efforts to 
increase use of this facility, but it also expects OPM to 
consider adjustments to the existing lease rates and the costs 
of food and lodging in the context of responsible, good-faith 
negotiations, as appropriate, should the aggressive efforts 
described above not achieve the targeted participation rates. 
The Committee recognizes that the participants at the Center 
are, generally, employees of the executive departments and 
agencies, and that OPM's ability to meet target participation 
rates is dependent on the ability and resources of those 
departments and agencies to assign participants. The Committee 
requests that OPM provide a report no later than March 15, 
2002.

                               LIMITATION


                       (transfer of trust funds)

Limitation, 2001........................................    $161,762,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................     115,928,000
Committee recommendation................................     115,928,000

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $115,928,000.
    These funds will be transferred from the appropriate trust 
funds of the Office of Personnel Management to cover 
administrative expenses for the retirement and insurance 
programs.

                    RETIREMENT SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION

    Over the past several years, the Federal Government has 
expended hundreds of millions of dollars on automation hardware 
and software without significant planning and architectural 
design. The General Accounting Office (GAO) has documented 
problems with design and systems procurement on countless 
occasions. The Committee is supportive of providing the 
technology necessary to modernize the Federal employee 
retirement system, but is concerned given past history with 
other Federal agencies. The Committee recommends that OPM reach 
out to GAO for guidance and support on this initiative and 
encourages the establishment of a relationship for the duration 
of this project. The Committee expects to be informed regularly 
by OPM and GAO on the progress of this IT modernization 
project.

                      Office of Inspector General

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................      $1,357,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................       1,398,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,398,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,398,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General in 
fiscal year 2002. This amount is equal to the President's 
request.
    The Office of Inspector General is charged with 
establishing policies for conducting and coordinating efforts 
which promote economy, efficiency, and integrity in the Office 
of Personnel Management's activities which prevent and detect 
fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the agency's programs. 
Contract audits provide professional advice to agency 
contracting officials on accounting and financial matters 
regarding the negotiation, award, administration, repricing, 
and settlement of contracts. Internal agency audits review and 
evaluate all facets of agency operations, including financial 
statements. Evaluation and inspection services provide detailed 
technical evaluations of agency operations. Insurance audits 
review the operations of health and life insurance carriers, 
health care providers, and insurance subscribers. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving 
programs, personnel, and operations. Administrative sanctions 
debar from participation in the health insurance program those 
health care providers whose conduct may pose a threat to the 
financial integrity of the program itself or to the well-being 
of insurance program enrollees.

               (LIMITATION ON TRANSFER FROM TRUST FUNDS)

Limitation, 2001........................................      $9,704,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      10,016,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,016,000

    The Committee recommends a limitation on transfers from the 
trust funds in support of the Office of Inspector General 
activities totaling $10,016,000 for fiscal year 2002, as 
requested.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS

Appropriations, 2001....................................  $5,427,166,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................   6,145,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   6,145,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,145,000,000 
for Government payments for annuitants, employees health 
benefits. The Committee recommendation equals the budget 
estimate.
    This appropriation covers the Government's share of the 
cost of health insurance for annuitants covered by the Federal 
Employees Health Benefits Program and the Retired Federal 
Employees Health Benefits Act of 1960, as well as 
administrative expenses incurred by OPM for these programs.

       GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEE LIFE INSURANCE

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $35,000,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      33,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,000,000 
for the Government payment for annuitants, employee life 
insurance. This amount equals the budget request.
    Public Law 96-427, the Federal Employees' Group Life 
Insurance Act of 1980 requires that all employees under the age 
of 65 who separate from the Federal Government for purposes of 
retirement on or after January 1, 1990, continue to make 
contributions toward their basic life insurance coverage after 
retirement until they reach the age of 65. These retirees will 
contribute two-thirds of the cost of the basic life insurance 
premium, identical to the amount contributed by active Federal 
employees for basic life insurance coverage. As with the active 
Federal employees, the Government is required to contribute 
one-third of the cost of the premium for basic coverage. OPM, 
acting as the payroll office on behalf of Federal retirees, has 
requested, and the Committee has provided, the funding 
necessary to make the required Government contribution 
associated with annuitants' postretirement life insurance 
coverage.

        PAYMENT TO CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND

Appropriations, 2001....................................  $8,940,051,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................   9,229,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   9,229,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,229,000,000 
for payment to the civil service retirement and disability 
fund. The Committee recommendation equals the budget estimate.
    The civil service retirement and disability fund was 
established in 1920 to administer the financing and payment of 
annuities to retired Federal employees and their survivors. The 
fund covers the operation of the Civil Service Retirement 
System and the Federal Employees' Retirement System.
    This appropriation provides for the Government's share of 
retirement costs, transfers of interest on the unfunded 
liability and annuity disbursements attributable to military 
service, and survivor annuities to eligible former spouses of 
some annuitants who did not elect survivor coverage.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $11,122,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      11,784,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,784,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,784,000 
for the Office of Special Counsel (OSC). This amount is equal 
to the President's request.
    OSC investigates Federal employee allegations of prohibited 
personnel practices and, when appropriate, prosecutes cases 
before the Merit Systems Protection Board and enforces the 
Hatch Act. OSC also provides a channel for whistleblowing by 
Federal employees, and may transmit whistleblowing allegations 
to the agency head concerned and require an agency 
investigation and a report to Congress and the President when 
appropriate.

                             U.S. Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2001....................................     $37,224,000
Budget estimate, 2002...................................      37,305,000
Committee recommendation................................      37,305,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $37,305,000 
for the U.S. Tax Court. This amount is equal to the President's 
request.
    The U.S. Tax Court is an independent judicial body in the 
legislative branch under article I of the Constitution of the 
United States. The court is composed of a chief judge and 18 
judges. Decisions by the court are reviewable by the U.S. 
Courts of Appeals and, if certiorari is granted, by the Supreme 
Court.
    In their judicial duties the judges are assisted by senior 
judges, who participate in the adjudication of regular cases, 
and by special trial judges, who hear small tax cases and 
certain regular cases assigned to them by the chief judge.
    The court conducts trial sessions throughout the United 
States, including Hawaii and Alaska. The matters over which the 
Court has jurisdiction are set forth in various sections of 
title 26 of the United States Code.
    Tax Court Independent Counsel Fund.--This fund is 
established pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7475. The fund is used by the 
Tax Court to employ independent counsel to pursue disciplinary 
matters involving practitioners admitted to practice before the 
Court.
    Tax Court Judges Survivors Annuity Fund.--This fund 
established pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7448, is used to pay 
survivorship benefits to eligible surviving spouses and 
dependent children of deceased judges of the U.S. Tax Court. 
Participating judges pay 3.5 percent of their salaries or 
retired pay into the fund to cover creditable service for which 
payment is required. Additional funds, as are needed, are 
provided through the annual appropriation to the U.S. Tax 
Court.

                STATEMENT CONCERNING GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Traditionally, the Treasury and General Government 
appropriation bill has included general provisions which govern 
both the activities of the agencies covered by the bill, and, 
in some cases, activities of agencies, programs, and general 
government activities that are not covered by the bill. Those 
general provisions that are Governmentwide in scope are 
contained in title VI of this bill.
    The bill contains a number of general provisions that have 
been carried in this bill for years and which are routine in 
nature and scope. General provisions in the bill are explained 
under this section of the report. Those general provisions that 
deal with a single agency only are shown immediately following 
that particular agency's or department's appropriation accounts 
in the bill. Those general provisions that address activities 
or directives affecting all of the agencies covered in this 
bill are contained in title V of the bill.

                      TITLE V--GENERAL PROVISIONS

                                This Act

    Section 501 continues a provision which limits the use of 
appropriated funds to the current fiscal year.
    Section 502 continues a provision regarding consultant 
services.
    Section 503 continues a provision which prohibits the use 
of funds to engage in activities which would prohibit in the 
enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 504 continues a provision which prohibits the 
transfer of control over the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center.
    Section 505 continues the provision concerning the 
employment rights of Federal employees who return to their 
civilian jobs after assignment with the Armed Forces.
    Section 506 continues a provision which requires compliance 
with the Buy American Act.
    Section 507 continues a provision which states the sense of 
Congress regarding notice and purchase of American-made 
products.
    Section 508 continues a provision which prohibits an 
individual from eligibility for Government contracts if a court 
determines that individual has intentionally fraudulently 
affixed a ``Made in America'' label to any product non-American 
made.
    Section 509 continues a provision which provides up to 50 
percent of unobligated balances may remain available for 
authorized purposes in compliance with reprogramming 
guidelines.
    Section 510 continues a provision which prohibits the 
Executive Office of the President from using appropriated funds 
to request FBI background investigation reports.
    Section 511 continues a provision that cost accounting 
standards under the Federal Procurement Policy Act shall not 
apply to the Federal Employees Health Benefits program.
    Section 512 continues a provision permitting OPM to utilize 
certain funds to resolve litigation and implement settlement 
agreements regarding the non-foreign area cost-of-living 
allowance program.
    Section 513 requires the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget to submit to Congress a comprehensive 
review of whether the goals of the Paperwork Reduction Act are 
being achieved, and whether additional procedures are necessary 
to achieve the purpose of the law.
    Section 514 continues and modifies a provision prohibiting 
the use of funds to monitor personal information relating to 
the use of Federal Internet sites.

 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS, DEPARTMENTS, AGENCIES, AND CORPORATIONS

    The Committee has recommended the inclusion of the 
following general provisions:
    Section 601 continues a provision authorizing agencies to 
pay travel costs of the families of Federal employees on 
foreign duty to return to the United States in the event of 
death or a life threatening illness of an employee.
    Section 602 continues a provision requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 603 continues a provision regarding price 
limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the Federal 
Government.
    Section 604 continues a provision allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarters 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 605 continues a provision prohibiting the 
Government, with certain specified exceptions, from employing 
non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be in the 
continental United States.
    Section 606 continues a provision ensuring that agencies 
will have authority to pay the General Services Administration 
bills for space renovation and other services.
    Section 607 continues a provision allowing agencies to 
finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention programs 
with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered through such 
programs.
    Section 608 continues a provision providing that funds may 
be used to pay rent and other service costs in the District of 
Columbia.
    Section 609 continues a provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds to pay the salary of any nominee after the 
Senate voted not to approve the nomination.
    Section 610 continues a provision precluding interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 611 continues a provision authorizing the Postal 
Service to employ guards.
    Section 612 continues a provision prohibiting the use of 
appropriated funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in 
accordance with the applicable law of the United States.
    Section 613 continues a provision limiting the pay 
increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 614 continues a provision limiting the amount that 
can be used for redecoration of offices under certain 
circumstances.
    Section 615 continues provision prohibiting the expenditure 
of appropriated funds for the acquisition of additional law 
enforcement training facilities without the advance approval of 
the Committees on Appropriations and allowing the Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Center to obtain temporary use of 
additional facilities for training which cannot be accommodated 
in existing Center facilities.
    Section 616 continues a provision permitting interagency 
funding of national security and emergency preparedness 
telecommunications initiatives, which benefit multiple Federal 
departments, agencies, and entities.
    Section 617 continues a provision requiring agencies to 
certify that a schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
primarily to detail the employee to the White House.
    Section 618 continues a provision requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from discrimination and sexual harassment.
    Section 619 continues a provision which prohibits the U.S. 
Customs Service from allowing the importation of products 
produced by forced or indentured child labor.
    Section 620 continues a provision which prohibits the use 
of funds to prevent Federal employees from communicating with 
Congress or to take disciplinary or personnel actions against 
employees for such communication.
    Section 621 continues a provision which prohibits training 
not directly related to the performance of official duties.
    Section 622 continues a provision prohibiting the 
expenditure of funds for the implementation of agreements in 
certain nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions are 
included in the policies.
    Section 623 continues a provision which prohibits use of 
appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda designed to 
support or defeat legislation pending before Congress.
    Section 624 continues a provision which prohibits use of 
appropriated funds by an agency to provide Federal employees 
home address to labor organizations.
    Section 625 continues a provision which prohibits the use 
of appropriated funds to provide nonpublic information such as 
mailing or telephone lists to any person or organization 
outside of the Government.
    Section 626 continues a provision which prohibits the use 
of appropriated funds for publicity or propaganda purposes 
within the United States not authorized by Congress.
    Section 627 continues a provision directing agencies 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 628 makes technical modifications and continues a 
provision regarding contraceptive coverage under the Federal 
Employees Health Benefits Plan.
    Section 629 continues a provision authorizing the use of 
fiscal year 2002 funds to finance an appropriate share of the 
Joint Financial Management Improvement Program.
    Section 630 continues a provision authorizing agencies to 
transfer funds to the Policy and Operations account of GSA to 
finance an appropriate share of the Joint Financial Management 
Improvement Program.
    Section 631 modifies and continues a provision authorizing 
Federal agencies to provide child care in Federal facilities, 
and to provide assistance of lower-income Federal employees 
using such services.
    Section 632 continues a provision authorizing breastfeeding 
at any location in a Federal building or on Federal property.
    Section 633 continues a provision which permits interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council.
    Section 634 continues a provision requiring identification 
of the Federal agencies providing Federal funds and the amount 
provided for all proposals, solicitations, grant applications, 
forms, notifications, press releases, or other publications 
related to the distribution of funding to a State.
    Section 635 is a new provision which extends the 
authorization for franchise fund pilots for 1 year.
    Section 636 is a new provision which allows the Secretary 
of the Navy to accept gifts of consumable items, or funds for 
them, for use at official functions at the Vice President's 
official residence.
    Section 637 is a new provision to clarify that title 5 
authorities are available to civilian personnel within the 
Executive Office of the President.
    Section 638 is a new provision which clarifies that the 
Department of the Navy will provide and pay for utilities for 
the official residence of the Vice President without 
reimbursement.
    Section 639 is a new provision which clarifies that the 
United States Anti-Doping Agency is the official anti-doping 
agency for Olympic, Pan American, and Paralympic sport in the 
United States.
    Section 640 is a new provision clarifying the status of 
certain employees of the United States-China Security Review 
Commission.
    Section 641 is a new provision regarding Federal employee 
pay adjustments.
    Section 642 is a new provision directing departments and 
agencies to comply with the Rural Development Act of 1972 
(RDA). The RDA directed ``the heads of all executive 
departments and agencies of the Government to establish and 
maintain departmental policies and procedures giving first 
priority to the location of new offices and other facilities in 
rural areas.'' The Committee is aware that reports by the 
General Accounting Office continue to show that most executive 
branch departments and agencies do not have policies and 
procedures required by the RDA. As a result, the Committee 
directs those departments and agencies subject to the RDA to 
report, within 6 months of enactment of this Act, on the 
policies and procedures they have adopted to comply with the 
RDA requirements.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify each Committee amendment 
to the House bill ``which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session.''
    The Committee recommends the following appropriations which 
lack authorization:
    Department of the Treasury:
      Departmental Offices:
                  Salaries and expenses, $187,322,000
                  Department-wide Systems and Capital 
                Investments Program, $69,028,000
                  Treasury Building and annex, repair and 
                restoration, $32,932,000
      Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, salaries and 
        expenses, $45,702,000
      Federal Law Enforcement Training Center:
                  Salaries and expenses, $106,317,000
                  Acquisition, construction, improvements, and 
                related expenses, $33,434,000
      Financial Management Service, salaries and expenses, 
        $212,316,000
      Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms:
                  Salaries and expenses, $82,421,000
      U.S. Customs Service:
                  Salaries and expenses, $2,022,453,000
                  Operation and maintenance, air and marine 
                interdiction programs, $172,637,000
                  Automation modernization, $357,832,000
      Internal Revenue Service:
                  Processing, assistance, and management, 
                $3,786,347,000
                  Tax law enforcement, $3,535,198,000
                  Information systems, $1,563,249,000
      Executive Office of the President:
                  The White House Office, salaries and 
                expenses, $54,165,000
                  Executive Residence at the White House, 
                operating expenses, $11,914,000
                  Special Assistance to the President, salaries 
                and expenses, $3,896,000
                  Council of Economic Advisers, salaries and 
                expenses, $4,192,000
                  National Security Council, salaries and 
                expenses, $7,447,000
                  Office of Administration, salaries and 
                expenses, $46,032,000
                  Office of Management and Budget, salaries and 
                expenses, $70,519,000
      Office of National Drug Control Policy, salaries and 
        expenses, $25,096,000
      Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center, salaries and 
        expenses, $22,000,000
      Counternarcotics research and development projects, 
        $20,000,000
      High-intensity drug trafficking areas, $226,350,000
      Federal Election Commission, salaries and expenses, 
        $43,993,000
      Federal Labor Relations Authority, salaries and expenses, 
        $26,378,000
      General Services Administration, Federal buildings fund, 
        limitations on availability of revenue:
        Repairs and alterations, $844,880,000
          Nationwide: Basic repairs and alterations, 
            $370,000,000
      Policy and operations, salaries and expenses, 
        $145,749,000
      National Historical Publications and Records Commission, 
        $6,436,000
      Office of Government Ethics, salaries and expenses, 
        $10,060,000
      U.S. Tax Court, salaries and expenses, $37,305,000

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, the Committee 
ordered reported, en bloc, H.R 2506, the Foreign Operations, 
Export Financing, and Related Programs appropriations bill, 
2002, and S. 1398, an original Treasury and General Government 
appropriations bill, 2002, each subject to amendment and each 
subject to its budget allocations, by a recorded vote of 29-0, 
a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Mrs. Landrieu
Mr. Reed
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. DeWine

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets; new matter is printed in italic; and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

TITLE 3--THE PRESIDENT

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CHAPTER 2--OFFICE AND COMPENSATION OF PRESIDENT

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



Sec. 111. Expense allowance of Vice President

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


AMENDMENTS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


OFFICIAL TEMPORARY RESIDENCE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    ``Sec. 3. The Secretary of the Navy shall, subject to the 
supervision and control of the Vice President, provide for the 
military staffing, utilities (including electrical) for, and 
the care and maintenance of the grounds of the temporary 
official residence of the Vice President and, subject to 
reimbursement therefor out of funds appropriated for such 
purposes, provide for the civilian staffing, care, maintenance, 
repair, improvement, alteration, and furnishing of such 
residence.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    ``Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Navy is authorized and 
directed, with the approval of the Vice President, to accept 
donations of money or property for the furnishing of or making 
improvements in or about, or for use at official functions in 
or about, the temporary official residence of the Vice 
President, all such donations to become the property of the 
United States and to be accounted for as such.

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GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT REFORM ACT OF 1994, PUBLIC LAW 103-356

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TITLE IV--FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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SEC. 403. FRANCHISE FUND PILOT PROGRAMS.

    (a) * * *

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    (f) Termination.--The provisions of this section shall 
expire on [October 1, 2001] October 1, 2002.

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  OMNIBUS CONSOLIDATED AND EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 
1999, PUBLIC LAW 105-277

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    Sec. 102. Section 122 of Public Law 105-119 (5 U.S.C. 3104 
note) is amended--
            (1) by amending subsection (g) to read as follows:
    ``(g)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and 
subject to paragraph (2), the Secretary of the Treasury is 
authorized to establish, for a period of [three years] four 
years from date of enactment of this provision, a personnel 
management demonstration project providing for the compensation 
and performance management of not more than a combined total of 
950 employees who fill critical scientific, technical, 
engineering, intelligence analyst, language translator, and 
medical positions in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and 
Firearms[, the United States Customs Service, and the United 
States Secret Service].

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NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION, FISCAL YEAR 2001, PUBLIC LAW 106-398

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                          APPENDIX--H.R. 5408


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; FINDINGS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Floyd D. 
Spence National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2001''.

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TITLE XII--MATTERS RELATING TO OTHER NATIONS

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Subtitle D--Other Matters

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



SEC. 1238. UNITED STATES-CHINA SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION.

    (a) Purposes.--* * *

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    (e) Commission Personnel Matters.--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (3) Staff.--An executive director and other 
        additional personnel for the United States-China 
        Security Review Commission shall be appointed, 
        compensated, and terminated in the same manner provided 
        for the appointment, compensation, and termination of 
        the executive director and other personnel of the Trade 
        Deficit Review Commission under section 127(g)(3) and 
        section 127(g)(6) of the Trade Deficit Review 
        Commission Act. The executive director and any 
        personnel who are employees of the United States-China 
        Security Review Commission shall be employees under 
        section 2105 of title 5, United States Code, for 
        purposes of chapters 63, 81, 83, 84, 85, 87, 89, and 90 
        of that title.

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CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001, PUBLIC LAW 106-554

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                         APPENDIX C--H.R. 5658


TREASURY AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001

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TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

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General Services Administration

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General Services Administration--General Provisions

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    Sec. 408. Section 411 of Public Law 106-58 is amended by 
striking ``April 30, 2001'' each place it appears and inserting 
``[April 30, 2002] September 30, 2002''.

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                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount of    Committee    Amount of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the First Concurrent
 Resolution for 2002: Subcommittee on Treasury and General
 Government:
    General purpose, non-defense discretion-  ary...........       16,972       17,118           NA           NA
    General purpose.........................................           NA           NA       16,183       16,183
    Mandatory...............................................       15,478       15,690       15,475   \1\ 15,688
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2002....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........   \2\ 27,863
    2003....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........        2,859
    2004....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          736
    2005....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          323
    2006 and future year....................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          183
Financial assistance to State and local governments for 2002           NA          226           NA           57
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.

Note.--Consistent with the funding recommended in the bill for earned income tax credit compliance and in
  accordance with section 314(b)(5) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, as amended, the Committee
  anticipates that the Budget Committee will file a revised section 302(a) allocation for the Committee on
  Appropriations reflecting an upward adjustment of $146,000,000 in budget authority and $143,000,000 in
  outlays.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2001 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2002
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                        Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                            compared with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2001         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2001
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

              TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Departmental Offices..........................................          222,337           181,768           187,322           -35,015            +5,554
Department-wide systems and capital investments programs......           62,150            70,828            69,028            +6,878            -1,800
Office of Inspector General...................................           32,827            35,150            35,150            +2,323   ................
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.............          118,166           122,342           123,799            +5,633            +1,457
Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration............           30,932            32,932            32,932            +2,000   ................
Expanded Access to Financial Services.........................            9,978   ................  ................           -9,978   ................
    Rescission................................................  ................  ................           -8,000            -8,000            -8,000
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network..........................           37,493            45,155            45,702            +8,209              +547
Counterterrorism Fund.........................................           54,879            44,879            44,879           -10,000   ................

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center:
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................           99,264           100,707           106,317            +7,053            +5,610
    Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related                 54,086            21,895            33,434           -20,652           +11,539
     Expenses.................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................................................          153,350           122,602           139,751           -13,599           +17,149

Interagency Law Enforcement: Interagency crime and drug                 103,248           106,487           106,965            +3,717              +478
 enforcement..................................................
Financial Management Service..................................          255,972           211,594           212,316           -43,656              +722
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.......................          771,143           803,521           821,421           +50,278           +17,900

United States Customs Service:
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................        1,878,557         1,961,764         2,022,453          +143,896           +60,689
    Harbor Maintenance Fee Collection.........................            2,993             2,993             3,000                +7                +7
    Operation, Maintenance and Procurement, Air and Marine              132,934           162,637           172,637           +39,703           +10,000
     Interdiction Pro-  grams.................................
        Miscellaneous appropriations (Public Law 106-554).....            6,985   ................  ................           -6,985   ................
    Automation modernization:
        Automated Commercial System...........................          122,442           122,432           122,432               -10   ................
        International Trade Data System.......................            5,389             5,400             5,400               +11   ................
        Automated Commercial Environment......................          130,000           130,000           230,000          +100,000          +100,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Subtotal............................................          257,831           257,832           357,832          +100,001          +100,000

    Customs Services at Small Airports (to be derived from                1,993             3,000             3,000            +1,007   ................
     fees collected)..........................................
        Offsetting receipts...................................           -2,000            -3,000            -3,000            -1,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
          Total...............................................        2,279,293         2,385,226         2,555,922          +276,629          +170,696

Bureau of the Public Debt.....................................          182,699           185,370           187,318            +4,619            +1,948

Payment of government losses in shipment......................            1,000             1,000             1,000   ................  ................

Internal Revenue Service:
    Processing, Assistance, and Management....................        3,643,166         3,783,347         3,786,347          +143,181            +3,000
    Tax Law Enforcement.......................................        3,366,380         3,533,198         3,535,198          +168,818            +2,000
    Earned Income Tax Credit Compliance Initiative............          144,681           146,000           146,000            +1,319   ................
    Information Systems.......................................        1,522,416         1,563,249         1,563,249           +40,833   ................
    Business systems modernization............................           71,593           396,593           419,593          +348,000           +23,000
    Staffing tax administration for balance and equity........          140,690   ................  ................         -140,690   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................................................        8,888,926         9,422,387         9,450,387          +561,461           +28,000

United States Secret Service:
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................          824,885           857,117           899,615           +74,730           +42,498
    Acquisition, Construction, Improvements, and Related                  8,921             3,352             3,352            -5,569   ................
     Expenses.................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................................................          833,806           860,469           902,967           +69,161           +42,498
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title I, Department of the Treasury..............       14,038,199        14,631,710        14,908,859          +870,660          +277,149

              Appropriations..................................      (14,038,199)      (14,631,710)      (14,916,859)        (+878,660)        (+285,149)
          Rescissions.........................................  ................  ................          (-8,000)          (-8,000)          (-8,000)
              Emergency funding...............................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................

                   TITLE II--POSTAL SERVICE

Payment to the Postal Service Fund............................           28,936            76,619            76,619           +47,683   ................
    Advance appropriation, fiscal year 2002...................           66,952            67,093            67,093              +141   ................
    Advance appropriation, fiscal year 2003...................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................................................           95,888           143,712           143,712           +47,824   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
    TITLE III--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS
                 APPROPRIATED TO THE PRESIDENT

Compensation of the President and the White House Office:
    Compensation of the President.............................              390               450               450               +60   ................
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................           53,171            54,165            54,165              +994   ................
Executive Residence at the White House:
    Operating Expenses........................................           10,876            11,914            11,914            +1,038   ................
    White House Repair and Restoration........................              966             8,625             8,625            +7,659   ................
Special Assistance to the President and the Official Residence
 of the Vice President:
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................            3,665             3,896             3,896              +231   ................
    Operating expenses........................................              353               314               314               -39   ................
Council of Economic Advisers..................................            4,101             4,192             4,192               +91   ................
Office of Policy Development..................................            4,023             4,119             4,119               +96   ................
National Security Council.....................................            7,149             7,447             7,447              +298   ................
Office of Administration......................................           43,641            46,032            46,032            +2,391   ................
Office of Management and Budget...............................           68,635            70,521            70,519            +1,884                -2

Office of National Drug Control Policy:
    Salaries and expenses.....................................           24,705            25,100            25,096              +391                -4
    Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center..................           35,974            40,000            42,000            +6,026            +2,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total...................................................           60,679            65,100            67,096            +6,417            +1,996

Federal Drug Control Programs:
    High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program.............          206,046           206,350           226,350           +20,304           +20,000
    Special Forfeiture Fund...................................          233,086           247,600           249,400           +16,314            +1,800
Unanticipated Needs...........................................              998             1,000             1,000                +2   ................
    Elections Commission of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico...            2,494   ................  ................           -2,494   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
      Total, title III, Executive Office of the President and           700,273           731,725           755,519           +55,246           +23,794
       Funds Appropriated to the President....................
                                                               =========================================================================================
                TITLE IV--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely              4,149             4,498             4,498              +349   ................
 Disabled.....................................................
Federal Election Commission...................................           40,411            41,411            43,993            +3,582            +2,582
Federal Labor Relations Authority.............................           25,003            26,378            26,378            +1,375   ................

General Services Administration:
    Federal Buildings Fund:
        Appropriations........................................          476,523           276,400           276,400          -200,123   ................
            Advance appropriation, fiscal years 2002-2004.....         (276,400)  ................  ................        (-276,400)  ................
        Limitations on availability of revenue:
            Construction and acquisition of facilities........         (477,676)         (386,289)         (477,544)            (-132)         (+91,255)
            Repairs and alterations...........................         (681,613)         (826,676)         (844,880)        (+163,267)         (+18,204)
            Installment acquisition payments..................         (185,369)         (186,427)         (186,427)          (+1,058)  ................
            Rental of space...................................       (2,943,854)       (2,959,550)       (2,959,550)         (+15,696)  ................
            Building Operations...............................       (1,624,771)       (1,748,949)       (1,748,949)        (+124,178)  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Subtotal........................................       (5,913,283)       (6,107,891)       (6,217,350)        (+304,067)        (+109,459)

            Repayment of Debt.................................          (70,595)          (72,000)          (72,000)          (+1,405)  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              Total, Federal Buildings Fund...................          476,523           276,400           276,400          -200,123   ................
                  (Limitations)...............................       (5,983,878)       (6,179,891)       (6,289,350)        (+305,472)        (+109,459)

    Policy and Operations.....................................          137,406           138,499           145,749            +8,343            +7,250
    Office of Inspector General...............................           34,444            36,025            36,025            +1,581   ................
    Electronic Government (E-Gov) Fund........................  ................           20,000             5,000            +5,000           -15,000
    Allowances and Office Staff for Former Presidents.........            2,511             3,552             3,376              +865              -176
    Expenses, Presidential transition.........................            7,084   ................  ................           -7,084   ................
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      Total, General Services Administration..................          657,968           474,476           466,550          -191,418            -7,926

Merit Systems Protection Board:
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................           29,372            30,375            30,375            +1,003   ................
    Limitation on administrative expenses.....................            2,424             2,520             2,520               +96   ................
Federal payment to Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence             1,996             1,746             1,996   ................             +250
 in National Environmental Policy Foundation..................
    Native Nations Institute..................................  ................              250   ................  ................             -250
    Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund.....................            1,248             1,309             1,309               +61   ................
National Archives and Records Administration:
    Operating expenses........................................          208,946           244,247           244,247           +35,301   ................
    Reduction of debt.........................................           -6,084            -6,612            -6,612              -528   ................
    Repairs and Restoration...................................          101,536            10,643            41,143           -60,393           +30,500
    National Historical Publications and Records Commission:              6,436             4,436             6,436   ................           +2,000
     Grants program...........................................
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      Total...................................................          310,834           252,714           285,214           -25,620           +32,500

Office of Government Ethics...................................            9,663            10,060            10,060              +397   ................

Office of Personnel Management:
    Salaries and Expenses.....................................           93,888            99,036            99,036            +5,148   ................
        Limitation on administrative expenses.................          101,762           115,928           115,928           +14,166   ................
    Office of Inspector General...............................            1,357             1,398             1,398               +41   ................
        Limitation on administrative expenses.................            9,724            10,016            10,016              +292   ................
    Government Payment for Annuitants, Employees Health               5,427,166         6,145,000         6,145,000          +717,834   ................
     Benefits.................................................
    Government Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance           35,000            33,000            33,000            -2,000   ................
    Payment to Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund...        8,940,051         9,229,000         9,229,000          +288,949   ................
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      Total, Office of Personnel Management...................       14,608,948        15,633,378        15,633,378        +1,024,430

Office of Special Counsel.....................................           11,122            11,784            11,784              +662   ................
United States Tax Court.......................................           37,223            37,305            37,305               +82   ................
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      Total, title IV, Independent Agencies...................       15,740,361        16,528,204        16,555,360          +814,999           +27,156
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      Grand total.............................................       30,574,721        32,035,351        32,363,450        +1,788,729          +328,099

          Current year, fiscal year 2002......................       30,507,769        31,968,258        32,296,357        +1,788,588          +328,099
              Appropriations..................................      (30,507,769)      (31,968,258)      (32,304,357)      (+1,796,588)        (+336,099)
              Emergency funding...............................  ................  ................  ................  ................  ................
              Rescissions.....................................  ................  ................          (-8,000)          (-8,000)          (-8,000)
          Advance appropriations, fiscal year 2002/fiscal year           66,952            67,093            67,093              +141   ................
           2003...............................................

          (Limitations).......................................       (5,983,878)       (6,179,891)       (6,289,350)        (+305,472)        (+109,459)
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