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109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     109-495

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    DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, AND HOUSING AND URBAN 
   DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND INDEPENDENT 
                   AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2007

                                _______
                                

  June 9, 2006.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            ADDITIONAL VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 5576]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, 
and Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, District of 
Columbia, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2007.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Operating plan and reprogramming procedures................
                                                                      2
Relationship with budget offices...........................
                                                                      3
The effect of guaranteed spending..........................
                                                                      3
Tabular summary............................................
                                                                      4
Committee hearings.........................................
                                                                      4
Program, project, and activity.............................
                                                                      5
Title I--Department of Transportation......................     2
                                                                      5
Title II--Department of the Treasury.......................    63
                                                                     90
Title III--Department of Housing and Urban Development.....    80
                                                                    109
Title IV--The Judiciary....................................   134
                                                                    163
Title V--District of Columbia..............................   142
                                                                    168
Title VI--Executive Office of the President and Funds
        Appropriated to the President......................   176
                                                                    177
Title VII--Independent Agencies:
        Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
            Compliance Board...............................   189
                                                                    185
        Consumer Product Safety Commission.................   189
                                                                    186
        Election Assistance Commission.....................   190
                                                                    186
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation..............   190
                                                                    187
        Federal Election Commission........................   190
                                                                    187
        Federal Labor Relations Authority..................   191
                                                                    188
        Federal Maritime Commission........................   192
                                                                    188
        General Services Administration....................   192
                                                                    189
        Merit Systems Protection Board.....................   203
                                                                    198
        Morris K. Udall Foundation.........................   204
                                                                    198
        National Archives and Records Administration.......   205
                                                                    199
        National Credit Union Administration...............   206
                                                                    201
        National Transportation Safety Board...............   207
                                                                    202
        Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation..............   208
                                                                    203
        Office of Government Ethics........................   208
                                                                    203
        Office of Personnel Management.....................   208
                                                                    204
        Office of Special Counsel..........................   212
                                                                    207
        Selective Service System...........................   212
                                                                    207
        United States Interagency Council on Homelessness..   213
                                                                    208
        United States Postal Service.......................   213
                                                                    208
        United States Tax Court............................   214
                                                                    209
Title VIII--General Provisions--This Act...................   215
                                                                    209
Title IX--General Provisions: Departments, Agencies, and 
    Corporations...........................................   222
                                                                    210
House of Representatives Report Requirements:
        Constitutional authority...........................
                                                                    213
        Statement of general performance goals and 
            objectives.....................................
                                                                    214
        Appropriations not authorized by law...............
                                                                    214
        Transfers of funds.................................
                                                                    216
        Compliance with rule XIII, clause 3(e) (Ramseyer 
            rule)..........................................
                                                                    219
        Comparison with the budget resolution..............
                                                                    266
        Five-year outlay projections.......................
                                                                    267
        Financial assistance to state and local governments
                                                                    267
        Rescissions........................................
                                                                    233
        Changes in the application of existing law.........
                                                                    233
        Full Committee votes...............................

        Tabular summary of the bill........................


              Operating Plan and Reprogramming Procedures

    The Committee continues to have a particular interest in 
being informed of reprogrammings which, although they may not 
change either the total amount available in an account or any 
of the purposes for which the appropriation is legally 
available, represent a significant departure from budget plans 
presented to the Committee in an agency's budget justifications 
and supporting documents, the basis of this appropriations Act.
    Consequently, the Committee directs the departments, 
agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and offices funded 
at or in excess of $100,000,000 in this bill, to consult with 
the Committee prior to each change from the approved budget 
levels in excess of $500,000 between programs, activities, 
object classifications or elements unless otherwise provided 
for in the Committee report accompanying this bill. For 
agencies, boards, commissions, corporations and offices funded 
at less than $100,000,000 in this bill, the reprogramming 
threshold shall be $250,000 between programs, activities, 
initiatives object classifications or elements unless otherwise 
provided for in the Committee report accompanying this bill. 
Additionally, the Committee expects to be promptly notified of 
all reprogramming actions which involve less than the above-
mentioned amounts. If such actions would have the effect of 
significantly changing an agency's funding requirements in 
future years, or if programs or projects specifically cited in 
the Committee's reports are affected by the reprogramming, the 
reprogramming must be approved by the Committee regardless of 
the amount proposed to be moved. Furthermore, the Committee 
wishes to be consulted regarding reorganizations of offices, 
programs, and activities prior to the planned implementation of 
such reorganizations.
    The Committee also directs that the Departments of 
Transportation, Treasury and Housing and Urban Development, as 
well as the Judiciary, the General Services Administration, and 
the Office of Personnel Management, shall submit operating 
plans, signed by the respective secretary, administrator, or 
agency head, for the Committee's review within 60 days of the 
bill's enactment.

                    Relationship With Budget Offices

    Through the years, the Committee has channeled most of its 
inquiries and requests for information and assistance through 
the budget offices of the various departments, agencies, and 
commissions. The Committee has often pointed to the natural 
affinity and relationship between these organizations and the 
Committee which makes such a relationship workable. The 
Committee reiterates its longstanding position that while the 
Committee reserves the right to call upon all offices in the 
departments, agencies, and commissions, the primary conjunction 
between the Committee and these entities must normally be 
through the budget offices. The Committee appreciates all the 
assistance received from each of the departments, agencies, and 
commissions during the past year. The workload generated by the 
budget process is large and growing, and therefore, a positive, 
responsive relationship between the Committee and the budget 
offices is absolutely essential to the appropriations process.

                   The Effect of Guaranteed Spending

    Over the objections of the Appropriations and Budget 
Committee, in 1998 the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) amended the Budget Enforcement Act to provide 
two new additional spending categories or ``firewalls'', the 
highway category and the mass transit category. The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) extended the highway and mass 
transit firewalls through fiscal year 2009. The Wendell H. Ford 
Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-
21) provided a similar treatment for certain aviation programs, 
which were later extended in the Vision-100 Century of Aviation 
Reauthorization Act. These Acts have produced the same results: 
they significantly raised spending, and they have had the 
effect of prohibiting the Appropriations Committee from 
reducing those spending levels in the annual appropriations 
process. As the Committee noted during deliberations on these 
bills, the Acts essentially created mandatory spending programs 
within the discretionary caps. This undermines Congressional 
flexibility to fund other equally important programs not 
protected by funding guarantees and to address emerging 
priorities, such as homeland security and overseas military 
requirements, within projected budget totals. In addition, the 
reorganization of the Committee in the 109th Congress posed 
additional challenges in this regard, because funding 
guarantees for selected transportation programs compete in the 
budget process against funding for non-transportation agencies 
such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office 
of National Drug Control Policy, enforcement of anti-terrorism 
and money laundering activities in the Treasury Department, the 
Internal Revenue Service, the General Services Administration, 
and the Judiciary. In addition, funding guarantees skew 
transportation priorities inappropriately, by providing 
increases to highway, transit, and airport spending while 
leaving safety-related operations in the FAA, FRA and Amtrak to 
scramble for the remaining resources. As in past years, the 
Committee has done all in its power, considering this 
environment, to produce a balanced bill providing adequately 
for all modes of transportation as well as all non-
transportation programs under the jurisdiction of this bill.

                      Quality of Budget Documents

    For years, the Committee has directed departments and 
agencies to improve the budget justification document quality 
and presentation by including relevant and specific budget 
information. While the Committee has seen some improvement in a 
few submissions, most justifications continue to be filled with 
references to the Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), 
drowning in pleonasm, and yet still devoid of useful 
information. The Committee strongly encourages the 
administration to use a meaningful system of evaluation to 
justify proposed program funding levels, as long as the basis 
for the evaluations will also be shared with the Committee. The 
Committee finds little use for a budget justification which 
does not reveal specific details of the measurable indicators 
and standards used to evaluate a program's performance, 
relevance, or adherence to underlying authorization statute. 
Further, the Committee has little patience for secretaries and 
administrators who cannot explain the rationale behind a 
program's funding level other than ``the PART score,'' 
``getting to green,'' or ``this is what OMB provided.'' The 
Committee welcomes the input from the agencies, and is very 
interested in the methodologies used by the administration to 
fund various program priorities.

                            Tabular Summary

    A table summarizing the amounts provided for fiscal year 
2006 and the amounts recommended in the bill for fiscal year 
2007 compared with the budget estimates is included at the end 
of this report.

                           Committee Hearings

    The Committee has conducted extensive hearings on the 
programs and projects provided for in this bill. Pursuant to 
House rules, each of these hearings was open to the public. The 
Committee received testimony from cabinet officers, agency 
heads, inspectors general, and other officials of the executive 
branch in areas under the bill's jurisdiction. In addition, the 
Committee has considered written material submitted for the 
hearing record by Members of Congress, private citizens, local 
government entities, and private organizations. The bill 
recommendations for fiscal year 2007 have been developed after 
careful consideration of all the information available to the 
Committee.

                     Program, Project, and Activity

    During fiscal year 2007, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms ``program, project, and 
activity'' shall mean any item for which a dollar amount is 
contained in an appropriations Act (including joint resolutions 
providing continuing appropriations) or accompanying reports of 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, or 
accompanying conference reports and joint explanatory 
statements of the committee of conference. This definition 
shall apply to all programs for which new budget (obligational) 
authority is provided, as well as to capital investment grants, 
Federal Transit Administration. In addition, the percentage 
reductions made pursuant to a sequestration order to funds 
appropriated for facilities and equipment, Federal Aviation 
Administration shall be applied equally to each ``budget item'' 
that is listed under said accounts in the budget justifications 
submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
as modified by subsequent appropriations Acts and accompanying 
committee reports, conference reports, or joint explanatory 
statements of the committee of conference.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


                        Office of the Secretary


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $84,051,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        92,742,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        92,558,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +8,507,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................          -184,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill provides $92,558,000 for the salaries and expenses 
of the various offices comprising the office of the secretary. 
The Committee's recommendation includes individual funding for 
all of the offices within the office of the secretary, as has 
been done in past years, rather than consolidating them as 
proposed in the budget request. The following table compares 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level to the fiscal year 2007 
budget estimate and the Committee's recommendation by office:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Fiscal year  2006     Fiscal year  2007
                                                       enacted              estimate          House recommended
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Immediate office of the secretary.............            $2,176,000            $2,255,000            $2,255,000
Office of the deputy secretary................               691,000               717,000               717,000
Office of the executive secretariat...........             1,428,000             1,478,000             1,478,000
Office of the under secretary of                          11,534,000            11,934,000            11,684,000
 transportation for policy....................
Board of contract appeals.....................               690,000               707,000               707,000
Official of small and disadvantaged business               1,252,000             1,286,000             1,286,000
 utilization..................................
Office of the chief information officer.......            11,776,000            12,281,000            12,281,000
Office of the assistant secretary for                      2,270,000             2,319,000             2,319,000
 governmental affairs.........................
Office of the general counsel.................            15,031,000            15,681,000            15,681,000
Office of the assistant secretary for budget               8,400,000            10,002,000            10,002,000
 and programs.................................
Office of the assistant secretary for                     21,811,000            25,108,000            25,108,000
 administration...............................
Office of public affairs......................             1,891,000             1,932,000             1,932,000
Office of intelligence and security...........             2,013,000             2,655,000             2,722,000
Office of emergency transportation............             3,089,000             4,386,000             4,386,000
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        Total.................................           $84,051,000           $92,742,000           $92,558,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Office of the under secretary of transportation for 
policy.--The Committee provides a total of $11,684,000 for the 
office of the under secretary of transportation for policy, a 
reduction of $250,000 below the requested level. The adjustment 
to the request is shown below.

Deny transfer of two full-time equivalent positions (FTE)..... -$250,000

    The Committee denies the request to create a new office, 
the security policy office, within the office of the under 
secretary of transportation for policy. In addition, the 
Committee denies the transfer of two FTEs from the office of 
intelligence and security (OIS) to this office. The Committee 
does not understand the need for the new office or how creation 
of a new office will enhance security or operations. Further, 
the Committee is concerned that the dissection of OIS security 
functions and the creation of a new bureaucratic layer between 
the secretary and some of those functions will create 
inefficiencies and duplication of effort. The Committee is 
concerned that this proposal will result only in the dilution 
of security.
    Office of intelligence and security.--The Committee 
provides $2,722,000 for the office of intelligence and 
security, an increase of $67,000 above the requested level. 
Adjustments to the request are detailed below.

Deny transfer of two FTEs..................................... +$250,000
Deny funding for one FTE......................................  -187,000

    Deny transfer of two FTEs.--As mentioned above, the 
Committee denies the transfer of two existing FTEs from OIS to 
the office of the under secretary of transportation for policy. 
OIS has served as the Department of Transportation's (DOT) 
primary point of contact with the Department of Homeland 
Security (DHS), the Homeland Security Council, and various 
security-related working groups since the Transportation 
Security Administration (TSA) was transferred to DHS. OIS 
advises DOT executives on policy issues related to 
intelligence, information sharing, and national security 
strategies coordinated in the Homeland Security Council. 
Further, OIS coordinates across all elements of DOT. Rapidly 
emerging threats against the transportation system may require 
quick decisions and immediate implementation of protective 
measures. The Committee believes that a robust security 
function should include all elements of security in a single 
office with a direct line of communication to the Secretary of 
Transportation, and therefore, denies that budget request to 
add needless layers of bureaucracy to this vital function.
    Deny funding for one FTE.--In addition, the Committee 
denies $183,000 in funding that was not addressed, justified, 
or reflected in the fiscal year 2007 budget appendix or the 
Office of the Secretary of Transportation's (OST) congressional 
justification for a ``senior management position associated 
with reorganization.'' The Committee is confused as OST's own 
congressional budget justification stated that no additional 
FTEs were required or necessary for this office. In addition, 
OST requested that this Committee include a provision in the 
fiscal year 2006 supplemental allowing OST to obtain detailees 
from modal agencies, free of charge, to help staff OIS. It is 
inconsistent that an office that requests funding for an 
additional FTE and detailees from the modes would also seek to 
transfer two existing FTEs to another office.
    Disadvantaged business enterprise.--The Committee is aware 
that the Department of Transportation recently promulgated a 
new rule revising and updating its regulations concerning the 
participation of disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs) in 
concessions activities of airports receiving federal financial 
assistance from the airport improvement program. One of the 
issues addressed in the new rule is a personal net worth 
standard for program eligibility purposes. The Committee is 
also aware that certain industry groups and others have raised 
concerns regarding the standard and its implementation and have 
petitioned the department to initiate additional rulemaking on 
this matter. The Committee urges the department to carefully 
review these concerns and the basis for the standard.
    Congressional budget justifications.--The Committee urges 
the department to improve the quality of the budget submissions 
and to include the same level of detail that was provided in 
the congressional justifications presented in fiscal year 2003. 
Some of the budget documents submitted for fiscal year 2007 did 
not adhere to that standard. Therefore, the Committee again 
directs the department to submit its congressional 
justification materials at the same level of detail provided in 
the congressional justifications presented in fiscal year 2003. 
Further, the department is directed to include in the budget 
justification funding levels for the prior year, current year, 
and budget year for all programs, activities, initiatives, and 
program elements. Each budget submitted by the department must 
also include detailed justification for the incremental funding 
increases and additional FTEs being requested above the enacted 
level, by program, activity, or program element.
    In addition, the Committee notes that many general 
provisions included in the President's budget request are not 
justified, addressed, nor presented in any DOT justification. 
Therefore, the Committee directs DOT to justify each general 
provision proposed either in its relevant modal congressional 
justification, or in the OST congressional justification.
    OST currently includes a helpful discussion in its 
justification of changes from the current year to the request. 
To ensure that each adjustment is identified, the Committee 
directs OST in future congressional justifications to include 
detailed information in tabular format which identifies 
specific changes in funding from the current year to the budget 
year for each office, including each office within the office 
of the secretary.
    Operating plan.--The Committee directs the department to 
submit an operating plan for fiscal year 2007, signed by the 
secretary for review by the Committees on Appropriations of 
both the House and Senate within 60 days of the bill's 
enactment. The operating plan should include funding levels for 
the various offices, programs and initiatives detailed down to 
the object class or program element covered in the budget 
justification and supporting documents or referenced in the 
House and Senate appropriations reports, and the statement of 
the managers.
    Bill language.--The bill continues language that permits up 
to $2,500,000 of fees to be credited to the office of the 
secretary for salaries and expenses.

                         OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $8,465,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         8,821,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,821,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +356,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The office of civil rights is responsible for advising the 
secretary on civil rights and equal opportunity matters and 
ensuring full implementation of civil rights opportunity 
precepts in all of the department's official actions and 
programs. This office is responsible for enforcing laws and 
regulations that prohibit discrimination in federally operated 
and federally assisted transportation programs. This office 
also handles all civil rights cases related to Department of 
Transportation employees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $8,821,000 for the office of civil 
rights, the same as the budget request.

           TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $14,850,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         8,910,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -1,850,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +4,090,000


    This appropriation finances those research activities and 
studies concerned with the planning, analysis, and information 
development needed to support the secretary's responsibilities 
in the formulation of national transportation policies. It also 
finances the staff necessary to conduct these efforts. The 
overall program is carried out primarily through contracts with 
other federal agencies, educational institutions, nonprofit 
research organizations, and private firms.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,000,000 
for transportation planning, research and development, a 
decrease of $1,850,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level 
and $4,090,000 above the budget request.

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND




Limitation, fiscal year 2006..........................    ($116,834,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................     (120,000,000)
Bill compared with:
    Limitation, fiscal year 2006......................      (+3,166,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................   (+120,000,000)

\1\ Proposed without limitation.

    The working capital fund (WCF) was created to provide 
common administrative services to the various modes and outside 
entities that desire those services for economy and efficiency. 
The fund is financed through negotiated agreements with the 
department's operating administrations and other governmental 
elements requiring the center's capabilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $120,000,000 on 
the working capital fund. The budget request proposed a 
limitless program level for the fund in fiscal year 2007. The 
Committee's recommendation is appropriate considering the 
funding levels of the operations and administrative accounts.
    Modal usage of WCF.--Consistent with past practice, the 
Committee directs the department, in its fiscal year 2007 
congressional justifications for each of the modal 
administrations, to account for increases or decreases in WCF 
billings based on planned usage requested or anticipated by the 
modes rather than anticipated by WCF managers.

               MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM


                                                        Limitation on
                                   Appropriation      guaranteed loans

Appropriation, fiscal year 2006           $891,000         ($18,367,000)
Budget request, fiscal year                891,000          (18,367,000)
 2007..........................
Recommended in the bill........            891,000          (18,367,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year               - - -               (- - -)
     2006......................
    Budget request, fiscal year              - - -               (- - -)
     2007......................


    The minority business resource center of the office of 
small and disadvantaged business utilization provides 
assistance in obtaining short-term working capital and bonding 
for disadvantaged, minority, and women-owned businesses. The 
program enables qualified businesses to obtain loans at prime 
interest rates for transportation-related projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation fully funds the budget request of 
$495,000 to cover the subsidy costs for the loans, not to 
exceed $18,367,000, and $396,000 for administrative expenses to 
carry out the guaranteed loan program.

                       MINORITY BUSINESS OUTREACH




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $2,970,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         2,970,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,970,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides contractual support to assist 
minority business firms, entrepreneurs, and venture groups in 
securing contracts and subcontracts arising out of projects 
that involve federal spending. It also provides grants and 
contract assistance that serves DOT-wide goals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $2,970,000 for this program, equal 
to both the fiscal year 2006 funding level and the budget 
request.

                       NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006 \1\...................       $49,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        59,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -49,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -59,400,000

\1\ Does not include $4,000,000 in unobligated balances in salaries and
  expenses reprogrammed to this account in fiscal year 2006, consistent
  with section 511 of public law 108-447.

    The President's budget included funds for the new 
Department of Transportation headquarters building, which would 
consolidate all of the department's headquarters operating 
administration functions (except for the Federal Aviation 
Administration) from various locations around the Washington, 
DC metropolitan area into a leased building within the central 
employment area of the District of Columbia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Without prejudice, the Committee does not provide funding 
in fiscal year 2007 for the new headquarters building due to 
budget constraints.

                        PAYMENTS TO AIR CARRIERS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $59,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        67,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +7,600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +67,000,000


    The Essential Air Service (EAS) program was originally 
created by the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 as a temporary 
measure to continue air service to communities that had 
received federally mandated air service prior to deregulation. 
The program currently provides subsidies to air carriers 
serving small communities that meet certain criteria.
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 
1996 (Public Law 104-264) authorized the collection of user 
fees for services provided by the Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) to aircraft that neither take off from, 
nor land in the United States, commonly known as overflight 
fees. In addition, the Act permanently appropriated these fees 
for authorized expenses of the FAA and stipulated that the 
first $50,000,000 of annual fee collections must be used to 
finance the EAS program. In the event of a shortfall in fees, 
the law requires FAA to make up the difference from other funds 
available to the agency.
    The fiscal year 2007 budget proposes to fund the EAS 
program at a total of $50,000,000, solely from new overflight 
fee collections credited to the Airport and Airway Trust Fund 
and changes the program to require communities share in the 
cost of air service. The Committee finds the budget proposal 
unrealistic considering that in fiscal year 2006 the department 
came to the Committee seeking additional funding for the EAS 
program as several communities were in jeopardy of losing air 
service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total program level of EAS in 
fiscal year 2007 of $117,000,000, a $7,600,000 increase above 
the level provided in fiscal year 2006. This funding consists 
of an appropriation of $67,000,000 and $50,000,000 to be 
derived from overflight fee collections. In addition, bill 
language is included that allows the secretary to transfer up 
to $10,000,000 to the EAS program from the small community air 
service development program, if needed.
    The Committee notes that workload has increased 
significantly as the number of EAS subsidized communities has 
increased by more than 50 percent since 1996, from 97 to 151. 
The changing structure of the industry is also having dramatic 
effects on services at small communities and creates 
challenges. In addition, VISION 100 resulted in new 
responsibilities for the department and established six new 
pilot programs. To help meet these responsibilities, the 
Committee provides this office with two new FTE, representing 
half of the request.
    The Committee includes language (sec. 101) to ensure prompt 
availability of funds for obligation to air carriers providing 
service under the EAS program. The language removes an 
unintended penalty whereby if $50,000,000 is made immediately 
available by the FAA to the EAS program at the beginning of 
each fiscal year, the FAA must take that amount from its 
appropriations, without the ability to credit back amounts 
transferred from the FAA once sufficient overflight fees are 
available. Without this language, the result would be a 
permanent reduction in the appropriations to the FAA. The 
Committee has also included language that allows the secretary 
to take into consideration the subsidy requirements of carriers 
when selecting between carriers competing to provide service to 
a community.
    The bill includes a provision (sec. 104) prohibiting the 
use of funds to implement an essential air service program that 
requires local participation.

                     Compensation for Air Carriers


                              (RESCISSION)




Rescission, fiscal year 2006..........................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................      -$50,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       -50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Rescission, fiscal year 2006......................       -50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Air Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act 
(Public Law 107-42) provided $5,000,000,000 to compensate air 
carriers for direct losses incurred during the federal ground 
stop of civil aviation after the September 11, 2001 terrorist 
attacks, and for incremental losses incurred between September 
11 and December 31, 2001. To date, of the $5,000,000,000 
appropriated, $4,603,452,933 of direct compensation payments 
have been made (net of repayments from carriers including a 
$29,000,000 repayment from Federal Express). Also to date, a 
total of $325,000,000 has been rescinded by Congress as surplus 
to need leaving a current balance of approximately $71,000,000 
in the fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee includes language that rescinds $50,000,000 
from the compensation for air carriers, consistent with the 
budget request. The Department of Transportation has 
recalibrated its litigation risk in outstanding administrative 
and court cases. The rescission leaves a balance of 
approximately $21,000,000, which DOT states will cover any 
potential liabilities from unresolved claims or contingent 
liabilities.

  ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
reimbursement for fees collected and credited under 49 U.S.C. 
45303.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
the Secretary of Transportation to transfer unexpended sums 
from ``office of the secretary, salaries and expenses'' to 
``minority business outreach''.
    Section 103. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the Office of the Secretary of Transportation from 
approving assessments or reimbursable agreements pertaining to 
funds appropriated to the modal administrations in this Act, 
unless such assessments or agreements have completed the normal 
reprogramming process for Congressional notification.
    Section 104. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to implement an essential air 
service local cost share participation program.

                    Federal Aviation Administration

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible 
for the safety and development of civil aviation and the 
evolution of a national system of airports. The Federal 
Government's regulatory role in civil aviation began with the 
creation of an Aeronautics Branch within the Department of 
Commerce pursuant to the Air Commerce Act of 1926. This Act 
instructed the Secretary of Commerce to foster air commerce; 
designate and establish airways; establish, operate, and 
maintain aids to navigation; arrange for research and 
development to improve such aids; issue airworthiness 
certificates for aircraft and major aircraft components; and 
investigate civil aviation accidents. In the Civil Aeronautics 
Act of 1938, these activities were subsumed into a new, 
independent agency named the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
    After further administrative reorganizations, Congress 
streamlined regulatory oversight in 1957 with the creation of 
two separate agencies, the Federal Aviation Agency and the 
Civil Aeronautics Board. When the Department of Transportation 
began its operations on April 1, 1967, the Federal Aviation 
Agency was renamed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
and became one of several modal administrations within the 
department. The Civil Aeronautics Board was later phased out 
with enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and 
ceased to exist at the end of 1984. FAA's mission expanded in 
1995 with the transfer of the Office of Commercial Space 
Transportation from the Office of the Secretary, and decreased 
in December 2001 with the transfer of civil aviation security 
activities to the new Transportation Security Administration.

                               OPERATIONS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $8,104,140,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     8,366,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     8,360,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +255,860,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -6,000,000


    This appropriation provides funds for the operation, 
maintenance, communications, and logistical support of the air 
traffic control and air navigation systems. It also covers 
administrative and managerial costs for the FAA's regulatory, 
international, medical, engineering and development programs as 
well as policy oversight and overall management functions.
    The operations appropriation includes the following major 
activities: (1) operation on a 24-hour daily basis of a 
national air traffic system; (2) establishment and maintenance 
of a national system of aids to navigation; (3) establishment 
and surveillance of civil air regulations to assure safety in 
aviation; (4) development of standards, rules and regulations 
governing the physical fitness of airmen as well as the 
administration of an aviation medical research program; (5) 
administration of the acquisition, research and development 
programs; (6) headquarters, administration and other staff 
offices; and (7) development, printing, and distribution of 
aeronautical charts used by the flying public.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $8,360,000,000 for FAA operations, 
an increase of $255,860,000 above the level provided in fiscal 
year 2006, and $6,000,000 below the budget request.
    A comparison of the fiscal year 2007 budget request to the 
Committee recommendation by budget activity is as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Fiscal year 2007   Fiscal year 2007
          Budget activity                request        recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air traffic organization..........    $6,704,223,000      $6,698,728,000
Aviation safety...................       981,668,000         997,718,000
Commercial space transportation...        11,985,000          11,985,000
Financial services \1\............  ................          92,227,000
Human resources \1\...............  ................          87,850,000
Region and center operations \1\..  ................         272,821,000
Staff offices \1\.................       668,125,000         175,392,000
Information services..............  ................          36,779,000
Adjustments.......................  ................         -14,000,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................    $8,366,000,000     $8,360,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Estimate includes such funds under ``Staff offices'', as follows:
  Financial services, $94,704,000; Human resources, $87,850,000; Region
  and center operations coordination, $272,821,000; Office of
  information services, $36,770,000.

                     TRUST FUND SHARE OF FAA BUDGET

    The bill derives $11,787,000,000 of the total appropriation 
from the airport and airway trust fund. The balance of the 
appropriation ($3,516,000,000) will be drawn from the general 
fund of the Treasury. Under these provisions, 77 percent of the 
FAA's costs will be borne by air travelers and industries using 
those services. The remaining 23 percent will be borne by the 
general taxpayer, regardless of whether they directly utilize 
FAA services.

               STATE OF THE AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND

    According to Administration estimates, fiscal year 2007 
will continue the recent trend where necessary outlays for FAA 
programs outstrip the revenues from aviation users deposited 
into the airport and airway trust fund. The following table 
compares trust fund revenue to trust fund outlays for the past 
three fiscal years. As the table indicates, under current 
estimates the Federal Government is not only spending all the 
revenues coming into the trust fund, it is going beyond that, 
and spending down the cash balance. The Administration 
estimates that, at the end of fiscal year 2007, the uncommitted 
cash balance in the trust fund will be approximately 
$2,706,000,000.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Fiscal year 2005   Fiscal year 2006   Fiscal year 2007
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trust fund revenue \1\.................................    $10,830,000,000    $11,241,000,000    $11,997,000,000
Trust fund outlays.....................................     11,209,000,000     12,332,000,000     12,167,000,000
Difference.............................................       -379,000,000     -1,091,000,000      -170,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes excise taxes, offsetting collections, and interest on trust fund cash balance.

    It is imperative for the agency to lower its operating 
costs and find ways to be more efficient in all its operations. 
For several years, the Committee has indicated that improvement 
was needed in the area of personnel costs. The average full-
time equivalent (FTE) workyear cost for fiscal year 2006 was 
$142,587 and expected to increase to $145,450 for fiscal year 
2007. FAA's workyear costs have historically been and remain 
among the highest of all federal agencies. Average sick leave 
costs historically have been 20 percent higher than the 
government average, raising the agency's staffing costs. 
Although FAA has made progress in this area, the current 
average yearly sick leave consumed is 10.80 days per FAA 
employee. In addition, special pays will cost the agency 
$349,740,000 in fiscal year 2007.
    Given the severe budget constraints facing the nation, the 
Committee directs FAA to continue focusing on ways to reduce 
sick leave, to improve productivity and lessen the need for 
additional staffing resources in future years.

                        AIR TRAFFIC ORGANIZATION

    The bill provides $6,698,728,000 for air traffic services, 
a reduction of $5,495,000 from the budget request. These 
resources would be managed by FAA's air traffic organization. 
Recommended adjustments to the budget estimate are listed and 
described below:

                                                                  Amount
Contract tower base program.............................     +$3,242,000
Contract tower cost-sharing program.....................        +263,000
BTS aviation statistics.................................      -2,000,000
NAS handoff.............................................      -7,000,000

    Contract tower program.--The bill includes $97,500,000, an 
increase of $3,242,000 above the budget estimate of 
$94,258,000, to continue the contract tower base program. The 
President's budget does not reflect estimates for operations at 
12 new towers entering the program during fiscal year 2007.
    In addition, the bill provides $8,000,000, an increase of 
$263,000 above the budget estimate, to continue the contract 
tower cost-sharing program. The Committee continues to believe 
this is a valuable program that provides safety benefits to 
small communities. Communities in this program as of January 1, 
2006 are shown below:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Airport name                            State
------------------------------------------------------------------------
King Salmon..................................  AK
Fayetteville.................................  AR
Rogers Municipal-Carter Field................  AR
Springdale...................................  AR
Laughlin/Bullhead City.......................  AZ
Hawthorne....................................  CA
Waterbury/Oxford.............................  CT
Bloomington..................................  IN
Columbus Municipal...........................  IN
Gary Regional................................  IN
Muncie/Delaware County.......................  IN
Garden City..................................  KS
Barkley regional (Paducah)...................  KY
Sawyer.......................................  MI
Jefferson City...............................  MO
Joplin Regional..............................  MO
Smith Reynolds (Winston-Salem)...............  NC
Lebanon Municipal............................  NH
Lea County/Hobbs.............................  NM
Elko.........................................  NV
Latrobe......................................  PA
Williamsport/Lycoming County.................  PA
Greenville Donaldson Center..................  SC
Grand Strand/Myrtle Beach....................  SC
Walla Walla Regional.........................  WA
Morgantown...................................  WV
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recognizes that the number of airports 
participating in the cost sharing program fluctuates regularly 
because of changes in air traffic activity. In order to prevent 
program disruptions and provide more certainty, the Committee 
allows FAA to use unsubscribed funds from the contract tower 
base line program to avoid elimination of communities from the 
cost share towers program. However, FAA should only employ this 
flexibility with surplus funds in the base line contract tower 
program, after all baseline contract tower obligations have 
been fulfilled.
    Controller staffing.--According to FAA, the agency expects 
that over the next 10 years, 72 percent of its 15,000 
controllers will become eligible to retire. The FAA is 
currently updating its staffing plan submitted in December 
2004. This update will be based on a refined methodology and 
will incorporate new estimates of future traffic and retirement 
projections, and recent productivity gains. Consistent with the 
plan and with FAA's request, the bill provides $18,220,000 for 
salaries, benefits, training, and ancillary support costs 
associated with 1,136 new hires, for a net increase of at least 
132 in controller work force in fiscal year 2007.
    The Committee agrees with FAA that a one for one 
replacement of retiring controllers is not prudent, as it would 
not assume productivity improvements from procedural changes, 
facility consolidation, or even new technology. The business-
like mindset of the air traffic organization has begun to make 
productivity improvements a reality, and further productivity 
will continue to lessen the need for additional personnel. 
Currently, FAA is taking steps to achieve savings of 10 percent 
by 2010 in controller staff costs through productivity 
improvements, and realized the first three percent of this goal 
in 2005. In addition, the Committee believes that the ability 
to waive the mandatory retirement age is a good hedge against 
the retirement surge in future years.
    Bureau of transportation statistics studies.--The Committee 
provides $2,000,000, half of the requested amount for the 
aviation statistical studies to be conducted by the bureau of 
transportation statistics (BTS), under the Research and 
Innovative Technology Administration. The Committee directs BTS 
to perform only those functions and studies that are relevant 
to FAA's mission. Further, the Committee directs DOT to provide 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations an 
accounting of how the funds were spent and how FAA uses that 
data to fulfill its mission.
    National airspace system handoff.--The Committee recommends 
a reduction of $7,000,000 below the budget estimate, for a 
total of $87,400,000 in NAS handoff funding.
    New York/New Jersey airspace redesign.--The Committee notes 
that the executive summary of the FAA's Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement (DEIS) for the redesign of the New York/New 
Jersey/Philadelphia regional airspace states, ``Mitigation 
measures to avoid, minimize, rectify, reduce, eliminate, or 
compensate for these (noise) impacts will be considered in the 
Final EIS.'' The Committee directs the FAA to provide a letter 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by 
January 7, 2007 on the specific mitigation measures that will 
be considered to address noise impacts of the redesign.

                            AVIATION SAFETY

    The bill provides $997,718,000 for aviation safety, an 
increase of $16,050,000 above the budget request. Recommended 
adjustments to the budget are described below.

Additional safety inspectors and engineers..............    +$16,000,000
Professional aerial application support system..........         +50,000

    Aviation safety inspectors and aircraft certification 
staff.--The Committee provides $48,711,612 for aviation safety, 
an increase of $16,000,000 over the budget request to increase 
safety critical staff in the office of aviation flight 
standards (AFS) and the office of aircraft certification (AIR).
    The fiscal year 2006 Act provided an additional $12,000,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 budget request for 238 new safety 
personnel, of which $8,000,000 was for AFS inspectors, and 
$4,000,000 for AIR safety inspectors, engineers, pilots, and 
scientists. The FAA states that after accounting for the fiscal 
year 2006 across the board cut and mandatory pay raise, only 87 
new safety staff, 55 for AFS and 32 for AIR, could be hired. 
The additional $16,000,000 provided in this bill, together with 
a $4,000,000 reprogramming request, will enable the FAA to 
increase safety personnel to the full 238, as intended.
    Although the Committee did not specify the number of staff 
for each office, it did provide clear direction regarding the 
distribution of funding. The carefully negotiated agreement 
stated that $4,000,000, or one-third of the total increase 
provided in fiscal year 2006 was for AIR and $8,000,000, or 
two-thirds of the increase was for AFS. Based on these figures, 
FAA states that the total new hires would have been 182 for AFS 
and 56 for AIR. The Committee directs the FAA to hire AFS and 
AIR staff consistent with the direction in the fiscal year 2006 
Act to ensure that the funding increases provided in fiscal 
years 2006 and 2007 appropriations, plus the 2006 reprogramming 
result in the same proportional increase, for a total increase 
of 182 new staff in AFS safety staff and 56 new AIR staff. This 
funding should not affect FAA's plans for filling existing 
vacant positions in either AIR or AFS.
    Further, funds provided for the offices of aircraft 
certification and flight standards are designated congressional 
items of interest. The Committee prohibits the reprogramming of 
funds between the two offices, or for any other purpose within 
or outside of the aviation safety office, including the hiring 
of other types of personnel within aviation safety. The 
Committee directs the Secretary to provide a summary by March 
1, 2007 regarding the use of the funds provided, including, but 
not limited to the total full-time equivalent staff years in 
the offices of aircraft certification and flight standards, 
total employees, vacancies, positions under active recruitment 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    The Committee notes that loss of certification staff has 
negatively impacted the domestic aviation industry's ability to 
bring new products to the marketplace, which directly affects 
the aviation industry's global leadership and competitiveness.
    Professional Aerial Application Support System.--The 
recommendation includes $50,000 to continue the National 
agricultural aviation research and education foundation's 
professional aerial application support system.

                    COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION

    The Committee recommends $12,000,000 for the office of 
commercial space transportation, consistent with the budget 
request.

                             BASE TRANSFERS

    Total funding for staff offices increased significantly 
from the fiscal year 2006 funding level. However, a significant 
portion of the increase results from a number of proposed 
activity and personnel transfers from other offices within the 
air traffic organization. The budget also proposed transfers 
among the staff offices. The Committee agrees that these 
transfers will properly align functions and positions among the 
offices.

                           FINANCIAL SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $92,227,000 for the office of 
financial services, a reduction of $2,482,000 from the budget 
request. The President's budget proposed $16,200,000 for 
unanticipated increases in Delphi maintenance and operation 
costs. The Committee is concerned that DOT did not foresee an 
increase of this magnitude for the complex department-wide 
financial management system. Therefore, the Committee provides 
a total funding level of $13,800,000 for Delphi, and urges DOT 
to explore ways to maintain and operate the system more 
efficiently. In addition, the Committee provides a total of 
$482,000 to support 5 new positions at half-year funding for 
expanded contract oversight.

                            HUMAN RESOURCES

    The Committee recommends $87,850,000, consistent with the 
budget request. The increase from fiscal year 2006 is due to 
base transfers for labor relations positions, payroll services, 
and human resources positions from other FAA offices. The 
Committee notes that FAA is expanding a successful pilot 
program began in fiscal year 2003 to better contain workers' 
compensation costs for the agency. FAA's target goal is to 
increase the total one-year workers compensation cost avoidance 
by two percent in fiscal year 2007.

                      REGION AND CENTER OPERATION

    The Committee recommends $272,821,000 for the region and 
center operations, as requested.

                             STAFF OFFICES

    Office of General Counsel.--The Committee recommends 
$38,186,000 for this office. The funding level provides a total 
of $229,890 for four new positions for expanded contract 
oversight at half year funding, representing a reduction of 
$575,000 below the budget request.

                        ACCOUNT-WIDE ADJUSTMENTS

    Personnel compensation and benefits.--The recommendation 
includes a reduction of $8,000,000 in agency-wide personnel 
compensation and benefits costs due to budget constraints.
    Unfilled executive positions.--The Committee recommends a 
reduction of $5,000,000, reflecting the unfilled roster of 18 
executive positions in the agency, including 7 which were not 
under active recruitment. Past hearing records indicate that, 
at any given time, the agency is likely to have between 10 and 
20 unfilled executive positions. For an agency with 159 
executive positions, this level of openings may not be 
problematic. However, it does indicate excess costs are being 
budgeted for positions that are not likely to be filled in the 
entirety of the fiscal year.
    Working capital fund costs.--The recommendation allows 
$23,913,000 for working capital fund costs, a reduction of 
$1,000,000 below the budget estimate.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Manned auxiliary flight service stations.--The bill 
includes the limitation prohibiting funds from being used to 
operate a manned auxiliary flight service station in the 
contiguous United States. The FAA budget includes no funding to 
operate such stations during fiscal year 2007.
    Second career training program.--Once again this year, the 
bill includes a prohibition on the use of funds for the second 
career training program. This prohibition has been in annual 
appropriations Acts for many years, and is included in the 
President's budget request.
    Sunday premium pay.--The bill retains a provision begun in 
fiscal year 1995 which prohibits the FAA from paying Sunday 
premium pay except in those cases where the individual actually 
worked on a Sunday. The statute governing Sunday premium pay (5 
U.S.C. 5546(a)) is very clear: ``An employee who performs work 
during a regularly scheduled 8-hour period of service which is 
not overtime work as defined by section 5542(a) of this title a 
part of which is performed on Sunday is entitled to . . . 
premium pay at a rate equal to 25 percent of his rate of basic 
pay.'' Disregarding the plain meaning of the statute and 
previous Comptroller General decisions, however, in Armitage v. 
United States, the Federal Circuit Court held in 1993 that 
employees need not actually perform work on a Sunday to receive 
premium pay. The FAA was required immediately to provide back 
pay totaling $37,000,000 for time scheduled but not actually 
worked between November 1986 and July 1993. Without this 
provision, the FAA would be liable for significant unfunded 
liabilities, to be financed by the agency's annual operating 
budget. This provision is identical to that in effect for 
fiscal years 1995 through 2006.
    Aviation User Fees.--The bill includes a limitation carried 
for several years prohibiting funds from being used to finalize 
or implement any new unauthorized user fees.
    Nonprofit safety standard setting organization.--The 
Committee retains a provision that allows the use of funds to 
enter into an agreement with a nonprofit standard setting 
organization to develop safety standards.
    Aeronautical charting and cartography.--The bill maintains 
the provision which prohibits funds in this Act from being used 
to conduct aeronautical charting and cartography (AC&C;) 
activities through the working capital fund (WCF). Public Law 
106-181 authorized the transfer of these activities from the 
Department of Commerce to the FAA, a move which the Committee 
supported. The Committee believes this work should continue to 
be conducted by the FAA, and not administratively delegated to 
the WCF.
    Store gift cards and gift certificates.--The bill maintains 
the limitation in effect since fiscal year 2004 prohibiting FAA 
from using funds to purchase store gift cards or gift 
certificates through a government-issued credit card. This 
provision responds to abuses documented by the U.S. Government 
Accountability Office.

                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $2,514,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     2,503,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,110,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +595,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      +607,000,000


    The Facilities and Equipment (F&E;) account is the principal 
means for modernizing and improving air traffic control and 
airway facilities. The appropriation also finances major 
capital investments required by other agency programs, 
experimental research and development facilities, and other 
improvements to enhance the safety and capacity of the airspace 
system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,110,000,000 
for this program, an increase of $595,400,000 above the level 
provided for fiscal year 2006 and $607,000,000 above the budget 
estimate. The bill provides that of the total amount 
recommended, $2,662,100,000 is available for obligation until 
September 30, 2008, and $447,900,000 (the amount for personnel 
and related expenses) is available until September 30, 2007. 
These obligation availabilities are consistent with past 
appropriations Acts.

             ENGINEERING, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).--The 
Committee acknowledges that FAA has established the ADS-B 
technology as the basis of a future surveillance system. 
However, the Committee is concerned that under the newly 
established program office, too much focus is being placed on 
interim ground-based solutions instead of further accelerating 
the implementation of ADS-B technology. The Committee 
recommends $100,000,000 for the funding of the ADS-B, of which 
$20,000,000 shall be directed to the Safe Flight 21 office for 
continuing research and development of air-to-air applications. 
The remaining amount is directed to the ADS-B program office. 
Provisions should be made for ensuring that this air-to-air 
research is translated into implementation across the national 
airspace system (NAS).
    Chicago O'Hare.--The Committee is concerned that the FAA 
has not acted on its recommendations to improve the overall 
efficiency of operations at Chicago's O'Hare International 
Airport that impacts the NAS. While long-term solutions to 
airport congestion at O'Hare continue to be developed, 
immediate operational improvements can be implemented to ease 
flight departures, arrivals and ground movement of aircraft 
particularly in times of inclement weather. Therefore, the FAA 
shall make the following improvements to operations at O'Hare 
International Airport: 1) expeditiously deploy ASDE-X radar 
system to improve ground handling of aircraft; and 2) design 
procedures that allow for RNAV departures and arrivals.

                            ENROUTE PROGRAMS

    Airport Surface Detection System--Model X (ASDE-X).--The 
Committee provides funding and provides $73,600,000 for ASDE-X, 
for an increase of $10,000,000 over the budget request. The 
additional funds will enable FAA to expedite site 
implementation and commission ASDE-X systems earlier than 
currently planned. Deploying ASDE-X earlier at these sites will 
make it possible to realize safety and efficiency benefits 
sooner, including better controller situational awareness in 
all weather conditions and reduced risk of Category A and B 
runway incursions.
    Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Michigan.--The FAA is 
currently implementing multilateration technology to improve 
capacity in inclement weather conditions at Detroit 
Metropolitan Airport. The Committee provides $8,000,000 to 
complete implementation at this airport.
    Integrated control and monitoring system.--The Committee 
recommends $3,000,000 for continued procurement and 
installation, including site preparation, of the integrated 
control and monitoring system (ICMS). FAA is currently using 
ICMS in Denver, Seattle, Newark, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, 
and Phoenix, and is installing the system in six additional 
locations shortly. This system would offer significant benefits 
to other operational evolution plan (OEP) airports as well as 
others with substantial landing aids and lighting systems. The 
Committee expects the agency to obligate these funds within six 
months of enactment, and to install such systems at airports 
with the highest need.

                           TERMINAL PROGRAMS

    Terminal air traffic control facilities replacement.--The 
Committee provides a total of $127,250,000 for this program, an 
increase of $3,250,000 over the budget request. Funds shall be 
distributed as follows:

Kalamazoo, Michigan.....................................      $1,800,000
West Palm Beach, Florida................................      10,000,000
Reno, Nevada............................................       2,500,000
Cleveland, Ohio.........................................       3,700,000
Memphis, Tennessee......................................      22,400,000
Jeffco, Colorado........................................       4,200,000
Houston, Texas..........................................       2,000,000
Gulfport, Mississippi...................................       5,200,000
Las Vegas, Nevada.......................................      55,000,000
Pensacola, Florida......................................       1,100,000
Dayton, Ohio............................................       2,200,000
Saint Louis, Missouri...................................       1,250,000
Palm Springs, California................................       2,000,000

                        FLIGHT SERVICE PROGRAMS

    Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and GPS approaches.--
The Committee notes that the fiscal year 2007 budget request of 
$122,400,000 for the wide area augmentation system includes 
$17,000,000 for the development of additional approaches and 
flight procedures at the nation's non-part 139 certified 
airports. The Committee supports this effort, and has provided 
$132,400,000 for WAAS, an increase of $10,000,000 above the 
budget request. Additional funds are provided to publish WAAS 
approaches at airports at non-Part 139 airports without an 
existing ILS approach.
    Loran-C.--The Coast Guard has proposed terminating the 
LORAN C program in the President's budget request because this 
system is no longer necessary for a secondary means of 
navigation. The Committee understands that a decision to 
terminate LORAN C is dependent upon agreement by the Department 
of Transportation, which has not yet occurred. The Committee 
assumes the continuation of LORAN C since this decision has not 
been fully coordinated within the Executive Branch.
    Terminal air modernization replacement (TAMR phase II).--
The Committee provides a total of $36,450,000 for TAMR phase 
II. The $6,000,000 increase over the budget request will ensure 
full funding and accelerate the upgrade of nine high-risk 
sites, including the four Full Digital ARTS Display (FDAD) 
sites identified as critical to the NAS by the inspector 
general. These four sites are located in Chicago, Saint Louis, 
Denver, and Minneapolis.

                      LANDING AND NAVIGATION AIDS

    Instrument landing system establishment.--The Committee 
provides $4,900,000 for this program, an increase of $900,000 
over the budget request. Funds shall be distributed as follows:

Nationwide..............................................      $4,000,000
Completion of ILS at Northeastern Regional Airport, 
    Edenton, North Carolina.............................         500,000
Nationwide surveys......................................         400,000

    The Committee directs the FAA to complete surveys to 
determine if the Hazard Airport, Kentucky; Boise Airport, 
Idaho; Orlando International Airport, Florida; and the March 
Air Force Base, California (consistent with the existing 
cooperative agreement) meet the FAA criteria for establishment 
or upgrade of an ILS in terms of cost and feasibility.
    Approach lighting system improvement program.--The 
Committee provides $14,000,000 for this program, an increase of 
$2,000,000 over the budget request. Funds shall be distributed 
as follows:

Nationwide..............................................     $12,000,000
Continuation of ALS at Lehigh Valley International 
    Airport, Pennsylvania...............................       1,000,000
Continuation of MALSR at Arlington Municipal Airport....       1,000,000

                            MISSION SUPPORT

    NAS information systems.--The Committee provides 
$14,000,000 to enable the agency to implement FAA requirements 
for logical access control to align with the common 
identification standards. This funding will allow the agency to 
meets its flight plan goal to defend the FAA NAS systems and 
networks against intrusion by unauthorized personnel. The 
Committee directs the FAA to provide the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations a summary of how the FAA plans to 
use the funds.
    Center for advanced systems development.--The Committee 
provides $86,000,000 for the center for advanced systems 
development, an increase of $16,000,000 above the budget 
estimate, and equal to the fiscal year 2007 level.
    Frequency and spectrum engineering.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $7,000,000 for frequency and spectrum 
engineering, an increase of $2,500,000 over the budget request. 
The additional funds are for the continued implementation of 
the NAS interference, detection, location, and mitigation for 
the purpose of monitoring, detecting and locating radio and 
digital signals affecting the NAS, including such signals as 
Ultra Wide Band and GPS.

                     PERSONNEL AND RELATED EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $447,900,000 for personnel and 
related expenses. This appropriation finances the installation 
and commissioning of new equipment and modernization of FAA 
facilities.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Capital investment plan.--The bill continues to require the 
submission of a five year capital investment plan.

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $136,620,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       130,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       134,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -2,620,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +4,000,000


    This appropriation provides funding for long-term research, 
engineering and development programs to improve the air traffic 
control system and to raise the level of aviation safety, as 
authorized by the Airport and Airway Improvement Act and the 
Federal Aviation Act. The appropriation also finances the 
research, engineering and development needed to establish or 
modify federal air regulations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $134,000,000, and a decrease of 
$2,620,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and 
$4,000,000 above the President's budget request.
    A table showing the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, the 
fiscal year 2007 budget estimate, and the Committee 
recommendation follows:

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Fiscal year     Fiscal year      Committee
                             Program                               2006 enacted    2007 estimate    recommended
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Improve Commercial Aviation Safety:.............................     $96,040,000     $88,162,000     $88,162,000
    Fire research and safety....................................       6,182,000       6,638,000       6,638,000
    Propulsion and fuel systems.................................       5,741,000       4,048,000       4,048,000
    Advanced materials/structural safety........................       5,881,000       2,843,000       5,843,000
    Atmospheric hazards/digital system safety...................       3,407,000       3,848,000       3,848,000
    Aging aircraft..............................................      19,807,000      18,621,000      18,621,000
    Aircraft catastrophic failure prevention....................       3,306,000       1,512,000       1,512,000
    Flightdeck safety/systems integration.......................       8,099,000       7,999,000       7,999,000
    Aviation safety risk analysis...............................       4,883,000       5,292,000       5,292,000
    ATC/AF human factors........................................       9,558,000       9,654,000       9,654,000
    Aeromedical research........................................       8,800,000       6,962,000       6,962,000
    Weather research............................................      20,376,000      19,545,000      19,545,000
    Unmanned aircraft system....................................                                       1,200,000
Improve Efficiency of the ATC System:...........................      20,192,000      21,166,000      21,166,000
    Joint program and development office........................      17,919,000      18,100,000      18,100,000
    Wake turbulence.............................................       2,273,000       3,066,000       3,066,000
Reduce Environmental Impacts:...................................      15,840,000      16,008,000      16,008,000
    Environment and energy......................................      15,840,000      16,008,000      16,008,000
Mission Support:................................................       4,548,000       4,664,000       4,664,000
    System planning and resource mgmt...........................       1,189,000       1,234,000       1,234,000
    Technical laboratory facilities.............................       3,359,000       3,430,000       3,430,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Advanced Materials/Structural Safety.--Within the funds 
provided for advanced material/structural safety, $3,000,000 is 
for the National Institute for Aviation Research to continue 
critical aviation research.
    Joint Planning and Development Office.--The bill includes 
$18,100,000, as requested, for FAA's contribution to the multi-
agency Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO). This 
office involves the Departments of Defense, Commerce, and 
Homeland Security, FAA, and the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration in developing a national plan for the 
transformation of air transportation. This plan is expected to 
establish a vision for the future air transportation system, 
set national aerospace goals, and provide a forum to engage 
industry and customer input. It is an advisory committee as 
defined in the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

                       GRANTS-IN-AID FOR AIRPORTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                 (RESCISSION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Liquidation of
                                       contract          Limitation on
                                     authorization        obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.      $3,399,000,000    ($3,514,500,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2007       4,000,000,000     (2,750,000,000)
Recommended in the bill.........       4,171,000,000     (3,700,000,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year          +772,000,000      (+185,500,000)
     2006.......................
    Budget request, fiscal year         +171,000,000      (+950,000,000)
     2007.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The bill includes a liquidating cash appropriation of 
$4,171,000,000 for grants-in-aid for airports, authorized by 
the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. 
This funding provides for liquidation of obligations incurred 
pursuant to contract authority and annual limitations on 
obligations for grants-in-aid for airport planning and 
development, noise compatibility and planning, the military 
airport program, reliever airports, airport program 
administration, and other authorized activities. This is 
$171,000,000 above the amount requested in the President's 
budget and $772,000,000 above the level enacted for fiscal year 
2006.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The bill includes a limitation on obligations of 
$3,700,000,000 for fiscal year 2007. This is $950,000,000 above 
the President's budget request and $185,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 level.

                          DISCRETIONARY GRANTS

    Within the overall obligation limitation in this bill, 
funding of about $965,000,000 is available for discretionary 
grants to airports.

                  ADMINISTRATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    The bill provides that, within the overall obligation 
limitation, $74,971,000 is available for administration of the 
airports program by the FAA. In addition, $10,000,000 is for 
the airport cooperative research pilot program, and up to 
$17,870,000 for the airport technology research. These levels 
are consistent with the request level. Of the funds provided 
for airport technology research, $1,000,000 is for alkali 
silica research.

                         HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS

    Of the funds covered by the obligation limitation in this 
bill, the Committee directs FAA to provide not less than the 
following funding levels, out of available resources, for the 
following projects in the corresponding amounts. The Committee 
agrees that state apportionment funds may be construed as 
discretionary funds for the purposes of implementing this 
provision. To the maximum extent possible, the administrator 
should work to ensure that airport sponsors for these projects 
first use available entitlement funds to finance the projects. 
However, the FAA should not require sponsors to apply carryover 
entitlement to discretionary projects funded in the coming 
year, but only those entitlements applicable to the fiscal year 
2007 obligation limitation. The Committee further directs that 
the specific funding allocated above shall not diminish or 
prejudice the application of a specific airport or geographic 
region to receive other AIP discretionary grants or mulityear 
letters of intent.

Access Control System, Chattanooga Airport, TN..........        $500,000
Airport Expansion Master Plan, Council Bluffs, IA.......       1,000,000
Airport, Taxiway Alpha, Albany, GA......................         750,000
Airside Improvements, Jacksonville Airport, FL..........       1,000,000
Alamance County Regional Airport Runway Extension, NC...       1,000,000
Albert Whitted Airport Ramp Design/Construction, FL.....         200,000
Alliance Airport Runway Extension Project, TX...........         500,000
Alliance Airport Runway Extension, Fort Worth, TX.......       2,000,000
Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport Runway 
    Rehabilitation, OK..................................         150,000
Anson County Airport Improvements, NC...................       1,000,000
Atlantic City International Airport Terminal Apron, NJ..       1,000,000
Aurora Airport, IL, Various Improvements................       2,000,000
Bemidji Regional Airport Development, MN................         500,000
Bishop Airport, Cargo Apron Expansion, MI...............       1,500,000
Chattanooga Airport Runway Project, Feasibility Study, 
    TN..................................................       1,000,000
Cherokee County Airport Authority Improvements, GA......       1,500,000
Cherokee County North Carolina Airport Improvement......       2,000,000
City of Detroit Airport Gateway Plan, MI................       1,500,000
Concord Regional Airport Improvements and Land 
    Acquisition, NC.....................................       1,500,000
Cuyahoga County Airport Pavement Maintenance and 
    Rehabilitation, OH..................................         800,000
Devils Lake Airport, ND.................................         800,000
DuPage Airport, Various Improvements, IL................       1,500,000
Gary/Chicago Airport, Gary, IN..........................       1,000,000
Greenwood County Airport Runway Extension Study, SC.....         100,000
Halifax Northampton Regional Airport, NC Runway.........         500,000
Houma-Terrebonne Airport Taxiway and Runway, LA.........         750,000
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport Noise 
    Project, TX.........................................         750,000
Huron County Regional Airport Taxiway Construction, MI..         150,000
Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport Study, IN.............         750,000
Jackson International Airport Improvements, MS..........         500,000
Kalamazoo Battle Creek Airport Terminal, MI.............         750,000
L.O. Simentstad Municipal Airport, Osceola, WI..........       1,500,000
Lafayette Airport, Upgrades, LA.........................       1,000,000
Lawrence-Vincennes Municipal Airport Terminal 
    Development, IL.....................................         750,000
Lewis Airport Improvements and Land Acquisition, 
    Romeoville, IL......................................       1,000,000
Lincoln Regional Airport Arrival/Departure Building, CA.         350,000
Louisville Airport Authority Capacity Enhancements, KY..       2,000,000
Mangham Regional Airport Expansion, Nacogdoches, TX.....         200,000
Manitowoc County Airport Improvements, Manitowoc, WI....         750,000
McAllen-Miller Airport Mission Pilot Channel Reroute, TX         700,000
Middle Georgia Regional Airport, GA.....................         800,000
Midfield Replacement Terminal, Springfield, MO..........       2,500,000
Mobile Downtown Airport Apron Rehabilitation, Mobile, AL         500,000
Monroe Regional Airport, New Terminal, LA...............       2,000,000
New Bedford, MA Airport Safety Upgrades.................         100,000
New River Valley Airport, Runway Rehabilitation, VA.....         600,000
NFIA Circulatory Road and Apron, Niagara County, NY.....       1,000,000
Parallel Runway, Kellogg Airport, Battle Creek, MI......         750,000
Parallel Runway, St. Lucie International Airport, FL....       1,000,000
Parallel Taxiway Construction Ogden-Hinckley Airport, UT         750,000
Pellston Regional Airport Expansion, Pellston, MI.......         350,000
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Noise Reduction, AZ..........       1,700,000
Reconstruct West Apron, Harlingen Airport, TX...........         600,000
Rehabilitate Runway, CVG, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky 
    Airport, Boone, KY..................................       2,000,000
Resurface Runway, Philadelphia International Airport, 
    Philadelphia, PA....................................       1,500,000
Rochester Airport Ramp and Safety Improvements, NC......       1,000,000
Rockingham County Airport Improvements, NC..............         500,000
Runway 13-31E Reconstruction at BNA, TN.................         500,000
Runway 7-25 Rehabilitation, NNWIA, VA...................       1,000,000
Runway Upgrade Phase I, Garfield County Regional 
    Airport, CO.........................................       1,500,000
Sacramento County Airport System Master Plan, CA........         300,000
Saline County Airport, AR...............................         700,000
San Jose International Airport Guard Lights, CA.........         400,000
Sawyer County Airport, WI...............................       1,500,000
Sheboygan County Memorial Airport Improvements, 
    Sheboygan, WI.......................................         500,000
Somerset Airport Land Acquisition for Obstruction 
    Removal, KY.........................................       1,000,000
St. Cloud Airport Improvements, MN......................         150,000
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport Terminal 
    Renovation, FL......................................         500,000
Stanly County Airport Improvements, NC..................       1,000,000
Statesville Airport Improvement Project, NC.............         750,000
Subsurface Wetland Glycol Treatment, Buffalo, NY........       1,250,000
Taylor County Airport, Medford, WI......................       2,000,000
Terminal Improvements Roberts Field--Redmond, OR........         950,000
Terminal Improvements, Augusta Regional Airport, GA.....       2,000,000
Texarkana Regional Airport Passenger Terminal, TX.......         750,000
Toledo Express Airport, Air Cargo Operations, OH........         750,000
Turner County Airport Revitalization, GA................         250,000
Tuscaloosa Regional Airport Master Plan Update, AL......         200,000
Twin County Airport, Airport Safety Area, Carroll 
    County, VA..........................................         200,000
Williams Gateway Airport Taxiway Improvements, AZ.......       2,000,000

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Runway incursion prevention systems and devices.--
Consistent with the provisions of Public Law 106-181 and the 
fiscal year 2004 through 2006 Appropriations Acts, the bill 
allows funds under this limitation to be used for airports to 
procure and install runway incursion prevention systems and 
devices.
    Small community air service development program.--The bill 
specifies that $20,000,000 of the total amount limited is 
available to continue the small community air service 
development program.
    Administration and research programs.--The bill provides 
that, within the overall obligation limitation, $74,971,000 is 
available for administration of the airports program by the 
FAA. The Committee also provides $10,000,000 is for the airport 
cooperative research pilot program, and up to $17,870,000 for 
the airport technology research.

                 (RESCISSION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)




Rescission, fiscal year 2006...................          -$1,032,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007...............           -1,582,000,000
Recommended in the bill........................              -25,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006............           -1,007,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007...........           -1,557,000,000


    The Committee recommendation includes a rescission of 
contract authorization of $25,000,000 from contract authority 
in fiscal year 2006 that ``popped-up'' above the obligation 
limitation available for that fiscal year due to the 1 percent 
across the board cut. Therefore, this rescission has no effect 
on any grants-in-aid program. The proposed rescission is a 
result of section 107 of AIR-21 (P.L. 106-181). This section 
specified that, in the event appropriations for the facilities 
and equipment program were less than authorized in a given 
fiscal year, additional contract authorization would 
automatically be made available for the grants-in-aid for 
airports program. The Committee understands that the 
legislative committees intended to provide flexibility in 
meeting the funding guarantees, by allowing the Appropriations 
Committees to meet the guarantee by providing a single, 
combined total of funding for the F&E; and grants-in-aid 
programs rather than hitting the precise authorized amounts for 
each as specified in the authorization Act. Because the 
Appropriations Committees are not provided an allocation of 
budget authority for the grants-in-aid program, section 107 
provided automatic budget authority for this purpose. The 
Committee continues to disagree with the Congressional Budget 
Offices' scoring of this provision.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

    Section 110. The Committee retains a provision requiring 
FAA to accept landing systems, lighting systems, and associated 
equipment procured by airports, subject to certain criteria.
    Section 111. The Committee retains, with modification, a 
provision limiting the number of technical workyears at the 
Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development. The 
modification raises the limitation from 375 in fiscal year 2006 
to 380 in fiscal year 2007.
    Section 112. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from requiring airport sponsors to provide the agency 
``without cost'' building construction, maintenance, utilities 
and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned buildings, except in 
the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 113. The Committee retains a provision allowing 
reimbursement of funds for providing technical assistance to 
foreign aviation authorities to be credited to the operations 
account.
    Section 114. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules 
at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the current terms and conditions of FAA's aviation insurance 
program, commonly known as the ``war risk insurance'' program, 
for one additional year, from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 
2007. Although the underlying program is authorized until March 
2008, certain provisions including premium price caps were set 
to expire at the end of this calendar year. The Committee 
recommendation preserves the status quo under this program, a 
savings of $125,000,000 from the budget estimate. Savings 
accrue because the bill's provisions result in additional 
revenue from insurance premiums, which were assumed to be zero 
in the budget estimate for fiscal year 2007.
    Section 116. The Committee retains a provision that 
prohibits funds for engineering work related to an additional 
runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, 
Louisiana.

                     Federal Highway Administration

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides 
financial assistance to the states to construct and improve 
roads and highways, and provides technical assistance to other 
agencies and organizations involved in road building 
activities. Title 23 of the United States Code and other 
supporting legislation provide authority for the various 
activities of the FHWA. Funding is provided by contract 
authority, with program levels established by annual 
limitations on obligations set in Appropriations Acts.
    The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), enacted August 10, 
2005, provides for increased transportation infrastructure 
investment, strengthens transportation safety and environmental 
programs, and continues core research activities. SAFETEA-LU 
also amended the Budget Enforcement Act to continue two 
discretionary spending categories, one of which is the highway 
category. This category is comprised of all federal-aid 
highways funding, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration's motor carrier safety funding, National Highway 
Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) highway safety grants 
funding and NHTSA highway safety research and development 
funding. If appropriations action forces highway obligations to 
exceed this level, the resulting difference in outlays is 
charged to the discretionary spending category. In addition, 
beginning in fiscal year 2007 if receipts into the highway 
account of the highway trust fund exceed levels specified in 
SAFETEA-LU, automatic adjustments are made to increase or 
decrease obligations and outlays for the highway category 
accordingly. Additional resources provided by this automatic 
spending mechanism are called revenue-aligned budget authority 
(RABA).

                  SUMMARY OF FISCAL YEAR 2007 PROGRAM

    SAFETEA-LU caps the highway category obligations at 
$39,460,710,516 in fiscal year 2007 and federal-aid highway 
obligations at $38,244,210,516. In addition, the provisions of 
SAFETEA-LU require an increase of $842,254,167 in fiscal year 
2007 in federal-aid highway funding due to RABA. This combined 
total highway funding level of $39,086,464,683 represents 
almost a 10% increase over the fiscal year 2006 enacted level 
of $35,550,788,034.
    The Committee's recommendation is consistent with the 
levels guaranteed by SAFETEA-LU, as adjusted for RABA. The 
following table summarizes the program levels within the FHWA 
for fiscal year 2006 enacted, the fiscal year 2007 budget 
request and the Committee's recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Fiscal year 2006   Fiscal year 2007  Recomended in the
                        Program                               enacted            request              bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal-aid highways...................................  $35,550,788,034 \    $38,244,210,516    $38,244,210,516
                                                                        1\
Revenue aligned budget authority (RABA)................              - - -        842,254,167        842,254,167
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.........................................     35,550,788,034     39,086,464,683     39,086,464,683
Exempt contract authority..............................        739,000,000        739,000,000        739,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal.........................................     36,289,778,034     39,825,464,683     39,825,464,683
Emergency relief program--P.L. 109-148 (GF)............      2,750,000,000              - - -              - - -
Appalachian development highway system (GF)............         19,800,000              - - -              - - -
Rescission of contract authority.......................     -3,142,999,000              - - -     -2,164,453,027
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total............................................     35,916,589,034     39,825,464,683     37,661,011,656
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Reflects transfer of funds to NHTSA.

                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    ($360,991,620)
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     (372,504,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................     (372,504,000)
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................     (+11,512,380)
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................           (- - -)


    This limitation controls spending for the salaries and 
expenses of the FHWA required to conduct and administer the 
federal-aid highway program, highway-related research, and most 
other federal highway programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $372,504,000, 
consistent with the budget request and $11,512,380 above the 
fiscal year 2006 level. This funding level is sufficient to 
fund 2,430 full time equivalent staff years (FTE).
    Congressional budget justifications.--The Committee is 
disappointed by the poor quality of the FHWA's budget 
submission for fiscal year 2007, particularly with the lack of 
information provided for the agency's research and technology 
programs. For example, the budget submission fails to include 
basic descriptive budgetary data, such as tables showing 
funding amounts for each research program, as well as 
justifications and descriptions for these programs. The budget 
submission also fails to identify changes in legislative 
language being requested by the agency. The Committee cannot 
evaluate the merit of bill language if the language is not 
included; a short description with little to no information is 
unacceptable. The Committee understands that the FHWA recently 
hired a new budget officer and is optimistic that this new hire 
will bring about positive changes. The Committee expects to see 
improved budget justifications next year and, to this end, 
directs the FHWA to submit its fiscal year 2008 Congressional 
justification materials at the same level of detail provided in 
the fiscal year 2003 Congressional justifications. Furthermore, 
the Committee directs the FHWA to include funding levels for 
the prior year, current year, and budget year for all programs, 
activities, initiatives, and program elements. The budget 
submission must also include detailed justification for 
requested FTE and funding increases, by program, activity, and 
program element, as well as legislative language for all 
proposed programs and provisions.
    Unobligated balances in miscellaneous accounts.--The 
Committee is concerned that the FHWA is doing little to 
identify unneeded balances of unobligated highway project 
funds. These no-year funds, which have been designated for 
specific purposes and geographic locations, cannot be used for 
another project without legislative action. As a result, these 
funds remain unobligated indefinitely. In a 2004 report, the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted that the FHWA was 
not routinely reviewing these unobligated project funds and 
identified $16,407,909 that could be rescinded. In a subsequent 
May 2006 report, GAO identified an additional $12,177,194 for 
rescission. The Committee is concerned that the FHWA is not 
routinely reviewing projects with unneeded balances and is 
instead waiting for outside parties to initiate reviews. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the FHWA to submit a report to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by February 
1, 2007, detailing how the agency is addressing GAO's 
recommendations. The report should describe the process for 
reviewing unobligated project funds, as well as notifying 
Congress of those projects where legislative action is needed.
    In addition, the Committee understands that section 1603 of 
SAFETEA-LU addresses the use of excess funds and funds for 
inactive projects that were allocated before fiscal year 1991. 
The Committee directs the FHWA to include with the fiscal year 
2008 budget submission a description of any action taken under 
that section in fiscal year 2006.
    George Washington Memorial Parkway feasibility study.--The 
Committee directs the FHWA to work with the National Park 
Service to determine the feasibility of extending a third 
southbound lane of the George Washington Memorial Parkway from 
the Key Bridge to the Roosevelt Memorial Bridge in Arlington, 
Virginia. The FHWA shall assist the National Park Service in 
the preparation of a report which must be submitted to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, not later than 
six months after the date of enactment of this Act, on the 
feasibility of such an extension.

                 LIMITATION ON TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    ($425,502,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     (429,800,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................     (429,800,000)
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................      (+4,298,000)
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................           (- - -)


    This limitation controls spending for the transportation 
research and technology contract programs of the FHWA. It 
includes a number of contract programs including surface 
transportation research, training and education, university 
transportation research, and intelligent transportation systems 
research. Funding for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics 
(BTS) is also included within this limitation even though BTS 
is organizationally placed within the Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration (RITA). Additional information 
regarding BTS is included in the RITA section of this report.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes an obligation limitation for 
transportation research of $429,800,000 in fiscal year 2007 for 
the following transportation research programs:




Surface transportation research.......................      $196,400,000
Training and education................................        26,700,000
Bureau of transportation statistics...................        27,000,000
University transportation research....................        69,700,000
Intelligent transportation systems research...........       110,000,000
    Total.............................................       429,800,000


                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)


                                 Liquidation of
                                    contract            Limitation on
                                  authorization          obligations

Appropriation, fiscal year         $36,032,343,903  ($35,550,788,034) \1
 2006.......................                                           \
Budget request, fiscal year         39,086,000,000      (39,086,464,683)
 2007.......................
Recommended in the bill.....        39,086,464,683      (39,086,464,683)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal           +3,054,120,780      (+3,535,676,649)
     year 2006..............
    Budget request, fiscal                +464,683              (- - -)
     year 2007..............

\1\ Reflects transfer of funds to NHTSA.

    The federal-aid highways (FAH) program is designed to aid 
in the development, operations and management of an intermodal 
transportation system that is economically efficient, 
environmentally sound, provides the foundation for the nation 
to compete in the global economy, and moves people and goods 
safely.
    All programs included within FAH are financed from the 
highway trust fund and most are distributed via apportionments 
and allocations to states. The FAH program is funded by 
contract authority in SAFETEA-LU and liquidating cash 
appropriations are subsequently provided to fund outlays 
resulting from obligations incurred under contract authority.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a liquidating cash appropriation 
of $39,086,464,683. This is the amount required to pay the 
outstanding obligations of the highway program at levels 
provided in this Act and prior appropriations Acts.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The bill includes language limiting fiscal year 2007 
federal-aid highways obligations to $39,086,464,683, consistent 
with the SAFETEA-LU highway funding guarantees as adjusted for 
RABA. Of the amount provided under RABA, an amount to be 
calculated is available to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration (FMCSA) for the motor carrier safety grant 
program and bill language is included to transfer this funding 
to FMCSA.
    The Committee has also included bill language, as was 
enacted last year, that allows the secretary to charge and 
collect fees from the applicant for a direct loan, guaranteed 
loan, or line of credit to cover the cost of the financial and 
legal analyses performed on behalf of the department. These 
fees are not subject to any obligation limitation or the 
limitation on administrative expenses set for the 
transportation infrastructure finance and innovation program 
under section 608 of title 23, United States Code.
    Although the following table reflects an estimated 
distribution of obligations by program category, the bill 
includes a limitation applicable only to the total of certain 
federal-aid spending. The following table indicates estimated 
obligations by program within the $39,086,464,683 provided by 
this Act and additional resources made available by permanent 
law:

                         FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS ESTIMATED OBLIGATION LIMITATION BY PROGRAM
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              FY 2005            FY 2006          FY 2007 est.
                        Programs                             limitation         limitation         limitation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Subject to limitation:
    Surface Transportation Program.....................         $5,475,931         $5,139,465          6,143,138
    National Highway System............................          4,678,055          4,879,210          4,853,549
    Interstate Maintenance.............................          3,829,247          3,994,609          4,776,773
    Bridge Program.....................................          3,271,421          3,412,935          4,081,561
    Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement..          1,336,163          1,393,288          1,665,247
    Highway Safety Improvement Program.................              - - -            866,641          1,014,618
    Equity Bonus.......................................          6,828,645          5,858,197          7,359,857
    Surface Transportation Research Program............            152,453            169,159            188,811
    University Transportation Research, Training and                52,086             83,029             92,675
     Education.........................................
    ITS Standards, Research and Development............             85,386             94,743            105,750
    ITS Deployment.....................................             94,701              - - -              - - -
    Bureau of Transportation Statistics................             26,263             26,730             27,280
    Federal Lands Highways.............................            630,538            701,440            854,650
    High Priority Projects.............................          2,536,272          2,554,960          2,851,782
    Projects of National and Regional Significance.....            152,105            306,451            427,565
    National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement                   166,554            335,562            468,183
     Program...........................................
    Transportation Improvements........................            218,473            440,165            614,126
    Appalachian Development Highway System.............            385,374            395,296            446,970
    Transportation, Community, and System Preservation              21,375             52,755            358,883
     Program...........................................
    Other Programs.....................................          4,032,584          4,380,083          2,265,255
    Transportation Infrastructure Finance and                      104,310            105,079            117,286
     Innovation (TIFIA)................................
    Administration.....................................            341,485            360,992            372,504
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total Subject to Obligation Limitation.........         34,419,420         35,550,788         39,086,465
                                                        ========================================================
Emergency Relief Program...............................            100,000            100,000            100,000
Equity Bonus...........................................            639,000            639,000            639,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total Exempt Programs..............................            739,000            739,000            739,000
                                                        ========================================================
Emergency Relief Supplemental..........................          1,937,072      2,750,000 \1\              - - -
                                                        ========================================================
            Grand Total, Federal-Aid Highways (Direct).         37,095,492         39,039,788         39,825,465
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ General Fund Appropriation (P.L. 109-148).

    The following table reflects the estimated distribution of 
the federal-aid limitation by state:

                                     ESTIMATED FY 2007 OBLIGATION LIMITATION
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Formula            Formula                       Appalachian
            State                  Obligation         Obligation        Equity       Development        Total
                                   Limitation      Limitation RABA      Bonus          Highways
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama......................           $548,200             $6,932      $49,514            $27,803     $632,448
Alaska.......................            234,629              4,058       44,953                  0      283,640
Arizona......................            531,148              9,833       54,387                  0      595,368
Arkansas.....................            368,026              4,539       28,040                  0      400,605
California...................          2,778,209             50,276      145,364                  0    2,973,850
Colorado.....................            386,101              7,192       18,226                  0      411,519
Connecticut..................            390,861              4,716       34,746                  0      430,324
Delaware.....................            122,165              1,507        3,464                  0      127,136
District of Columbia.........            129,766              1,442            0                  0      131,208
Florida......................          1,345,091             26,230      171,589                  0    1,542,910
Georgia......................            971,216             18,912      113,040             17,040    1,120,208
Hawaii.......................            130,372              1,608        4,694                  0      136,674
Idaho........................            210,115              2,636       21,033                  0      233,784
Illinois.....................          1,013,190             19,098       65,256                  0    1,097,544
Indiana......................            703,075             13,379       76,653                  0      793,106
Iowa.........................            339,393              6,186        3,012                  0      348,591
Kansas.......................            326,808              3,639        1,201                  0      331,648
Kentucky.....................            445,166              6,027       29,265             65,207      545,665
Louisiana....................            474,012              5,526       18,002                  0      497,540
Maine........................            147,155              1,820            0                  0      148,975
Maryland.....................            464,625              8,769       24,454              6,099      503,947
Massachusetts................            514,054              5,834       15,592                  0      535,479
Michigan.....................            910,643             16,515       59,244                  0      986,401
Minnesota....................            494,480              9,441       32,938                  0      536,858
Mississippi..................            351,018              5,157       17,376              5,042      378,593
Missouri.....................            699,480              8,215       39,809                  0      747,505
Montana......................            270,304              3,383       28,177                  0      301,863
Nebraska.....................            229,456              2,647        3,000                  0      235,103
Nevada.......................            195,480              3,948       10,750                  0      210,178
New Hampshire................            139,154              1,607        6,610                  0      147,371
New Jersy....................            767,970             14,227       52,968                  0      835,165
New Mexico...................            282,590              3,365       18,444                  0      304,399
New York.....................          1,366,034             16,028       58,046             21,467    1,461,574
North Carolina...............            779,871             15,308       75,757             36,363      907,299
North Dakota.................            192,539              2,233        4,198                  0      198,970
Ohio.........................          1,047,877             19,884       81,721             19,517    1,169,000
Oklahoma.....................            465,604              8,380       19,266                  0      493,250
Oregon.......................            354,111              4,219        6,124                  0      364,454
Pennsylvania.................          1,263,460             15,672       75,171             98,347    1,452,651
Rhode Island.................            155,474              1,883            0                  0      157,356
South Carolina...............            456,633              8,686       39,627              2,762      507,707
South Dakota.................            200,028              2,483       10,343                  0      212,854
Tennessee....................            605,013             12,060       47,765             33,257      698,095
Texas........................          2,330,764             43,408      228,337                  0    2,602,509
Utah.........................            214,770              2,682        9,396                  0      226,848
Vermont......................            134,835              1,617            0                  0      136,452
Virginia.....................            743,028             14,357       64,750             31,796      853,930
Washington...................            530,117              9,319        5,358                  0      544,794
West Virginia................            241,452              3,848       15,979             82,269      343,548
Wisconsin....................            550,530              6,782       57,813                  0      615,125
Wyoming......................            206,506              2,378        8,552                  0      217,436
                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Subtotal.................         28,752,597            469,890    2,000,000            446,970   31,669,457
High Priority Projects.......          2,821,046             30,736            0                  0    2,851,782
Allocated Programs...........          4,223,597            341,629            0                  0    4,565,226
                              ==================================================================================
        Total Limitation.....         35,797,241            842,254    2,000,000            446,970   39,086,465
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Federal-aid highways and bridges are managed through a 
federal-state partnership. States and localities maintain 
ownership and responsibility for maintenance, repair and new 
construction of roads. State highway departments have the 
authority to initiate federal-aid projects subject to FHWA 
approval of plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The 
federal government provides financial support for construction 
and repair through matching grants, the terms of which vary 
with the type of road.
    There are almost four million miles of public roads in the 
United States and approximately 594,000 bridges. The federal 
government provides grants to states to assist in financing the 
construction and preservation of about 971,000 miles (24 
percent) of these roads, which represents the National Highway 
System plus key feeder and collector routes. Highways eligible 
for federal aid carry about 85 percent of total U.S. highway 
traffic.
    Under SAFETEA-LU, federal-aid highways funds are made 
available through the following major programs:
    Surface transportation program (STP).--STP is a flexible 
program that may be used by states and localities for projects 
on any federal-aid highway, bridge projects on any public road, 
transit capital projects, and intracity and intercity bus 
terminals and facilities. A portion of STP funds are set aside 
for transportation enhancements and state sub-allocations are 
provided. The federal share for STP is generally 80 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment, with a four-year 
availability period.
    National highway system (NHS).--The NHS program provides 
funding for a designated National Highway System consisting of 
roads that are of primary federal interest. The NHS consists of 
the current Interstate, other rural principal arterials, urban 
freeways and connecting urban principal arterials, and 
facilities on the Defense Department's designated Strategic 
Highway Network, and roads connecting the NHS to intermodal 
facilities. Legislation designating the 161,000 mile system was 
enacted in 1995 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) added to the system the highways and 
connections to transportation facilities identified in the May 
24, 1996 report to Congress. The federal share for the NHS 
program is generally 80 percent, subject to the sliding scale 
adjustment, with an availability period of four-years.
    Interstate maintenance (IM) program.--The IM program 
finances projects to rehabilitate, restore, resurface and 
reconstruct the Interstate system. Reconstruction that 
increases capacity, other than HOV lanes, is not eligible for 
IM funds. The federal share for the IM program is 90 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment, and funds are 
available for four years.
    Funds provided for the Interstate maintenance discretionary 
program in fiscal year 2007 shall be available for the 
following activities in the corresponding amounts:

Alameda County I-580 HOV Lane, CA.......................      $1,000,000
Cactus Avenue, NV.......................................         500,000
Depression of Belt Line Road Below Grade at I-35, TX....         750,000
I-10--Grove Avenue, Ontario, CA.........................         750,000
I-10 Improvement Project, Western Maricopa County, AZ...         750,000
I-10 Ramon Road/Bob Hope Interchange, CA................         500,000
I-15 Bluff Interchange, St. George, UT..................       1,000,000
I-15, Mile Post 4 Interchange, Bloomington, UT..........         500,000
I-15/Base Line Road Interchange, Rancho Cucamonga, CA...         750,000
I-20 in Ouachita Parish, LA.............................         500,000
I-20 Transportation Corridor Program, Lincoln Parish, LA       1,000,000
I-205 and MacArthur Interchange Improvement, Tracy, CA..       1,250,000
I-225 at Colfax (US40) and 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO......         500,000
I-235 Reconstruction in Des Moines, IA..................       1,250,000
I-235 Stormwater Management, Des Moines, IA.............         500,000
I-25 and Lincoln Avenue Interchange, Douglas County CO..         250,000
I-25, through Northeastern Colorado, from Highway 52 to 
    Highway 14, CO......................................         500,000
I-25/SH 16 Interchange, Colorado Springs, CO............         500,000
I-265 Rehl Road Interchange Planning and Development, KY         400,000
I-29/52nd Avenue South Interchange Reconstruction, ND...         500,000
I-35 Bridge Repair at Midway Road, MN...................         500,000
I-35 Snake River Bridge, MN.............................         500,000
I-40 and Coors Interchange, NM..........................       1,750,000
I-40 Reconstruction from I-240 East to Choctaw Road, 
    Oklahoma City, OK...................................       1,100,000
I-40 Rehabilitation and Improvements, NC................         500,000
I-430/630 Interchange Improvements, Little, Rock, AR....         300,000
I-471 Interchange KY8, Campbell, KY.....................       1,600,000
I-5 and Ortega Highway (SR-74) Interchange 
    Reconstruction, San Juan Capistrano, CA.............         750,000
I-5 Trade Corridor, OR..................................         500,000
I-5/Cosumnes River Boulevard Extension, CA..............       1,000,000
I-5/Louise Avenue Interchange Improvements, CA..........         400,000
I-5/North Macadam Freeway Ramp Improvements OR..........       1,000,000
I-540 Interchange Improvements, Northwest AR............         500,000
I-540 Western Wake Freeway, NC..........................         600,000
I-55 at Weber Road, St. Louis County, MO................         400,000
I-65/222 Interchange in Cullman County, AL..............       1,500,000
I-66 Northern Bypass of Somerset, KY....................       1,000,000
I-66 Pike County, KY....................................         500,000
I-66 Somerset to London, KY.............................       1,500,000
I-69, TN................................................         750,000
I-70 at SH 340, CO......................................         500,000
I-70 West at Empire Junction in Clear Creek County, CO..         500,000
I-73 Construction, NC Border to I-95, SC................         600,000
I-75 Corridor between Exits 38 and 41, KY...............         500,000
I-75/Griffin Road Interchange, FL.......................         500,000
I-76 Corridor from Fort Morgan to the Nebraska State 
    Line, CO............................................         500,000
I-77 Interchange, Cornelius, NC.........................         500,000
I-84, US-93 Interchange, State 2, ID....................         500,000
I-85 New Interchange, Troup County, GA..................         250,000
I-93 P&D; Construction, Andover, Tewksbury, and 
    Wilmington, MA......................................         500,000
I-95 and SC-327 Interchange Improvement Project, SC.....       2,000,000
I-95/I-495 New Greenbelt Metro Station Access 
    Interchange, MD.....................................       1,200,000
I-95/Lewistown road, Hanover, VA........................       1,650,000
Improvements to I-35 Access and Local roads, from the 
    Red River North 7 miles, Love County, OK............         500,000
Intersection of US50 and I-275, Dearborn County, IN.....       1,500,000
Intersection, I-49 and Highway 190, St. Landry Parish, 
    LA..................................................         500,000
Latson Road and I-96 Interchange, Brighton, MI..........         500,000
Lee County I-20 Frontage road, US-15 to SC-341, SC......       1,000,000
Mesa del Sol I-25 Interchange, NM.......................       1,000,000
Noise Wall between I-285 and Lantern Ridge, GA..........         500,000
North Ontario Interchange, OR...........................         500,000
Southern Nevada Beltway Interchanges, NV................         500,000
Stapleton I-70 Interchange, Denver, CO..................         500,000
TH 169 and I-494 Interchange, MN........................         500,000
Widen I-66 Westbound Inside the Capital Beltway, VA.....       2,000,000

    Bridge replacement and rehabilitation program.--The bridge 
program enables states to improve the condition of their 
bridges through replacement, rehabilitation, and systematic 
preventive maintenance. The funds are available for use on all 
bridges, including those on roads functionally classified as 
rural minor collectors and as local. Bridge program funds have 
a four-year period of availability with a federal share for all 
projects, except those on the Interstate System, of 80 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment. For those bridges on 
the Interstate System, the federal share is 90 percent, subject 
to the sliding scale adjustment.
    There is a set-aside of $100,000,000 from the fiscal year 
2007 funding for the bridge program that is designated for 
specific projects listed in SAFETEA-LU.
    Congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program 
(CMAQ).--The CMAQ program directs funds toward transportation 
projects and programs to help meet and maintain national 
ambient air quality standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, and 
particulate matter. A minimum 1/2 percent of the apportionment 
is guaranteed to each state.
    Highway safety improvement program (HSIP).--The new HSIP 
(previously funded by a set-aside from STP) was established as 
a core program beginning in 2006. The program, which features 
strategic safety planning and performance, devotes additional 
resources and supports innovative approaches to reducing 
highway fatalities and injuries on all public roads.
    Appalachian development highway system.--This program makes 
funds available to construct highways and access roads under 
section 201 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 
1965. Under SAFETEA-LU, funding is authorized at $470,000,000 
for each of fiscal years 2005 through 2009; is available until 
expended; and is distributed among the 13 eligible states based 
on the latest available cost-to-complete estimate prepared by 
the Appalachian Regional Commission.
    Equity bonus program.--The equity bonus (replaces TEA-21's 
minimum guarantee) provides additional funds to states to 
ensure that each state's total funding from apportioned 
programs and for High Priority Projects meets certain equity 
considerations. Each state is guaranteed a minimum rate of 
return on its share of contributions to the highway account of 
the highway trust fund, and a minimum increase relative to the 
average dollar amount of apportionments under TEA-21. Certain 
states will maintain the share of total apportionments they 
each received during TEA-21. An open-ended authorization is 
provided, ensuring that there will be sufficient funds to meet 
the objectives of the equity bonus.
    Emergency relief (ER).--The ER program provides funds for 
the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways and 
bridges and federally-owned roads and bridges that have 
suffered serious damage as the result of natural disasters or 
catastrophic failures. The ER program supplements the 
commitment of resources by states, their political 
subdivisions, or federal agencies to help pay for unusually 
heavy expenses resulting from extraordinary conditions.
    Federal lands.--This category funds improvement for forest 
highways; park roads and parkways; Indian reservation roads; 
and refuge roads. The federal lands highways program provides 
for transportation planning, research, engineering, and 
construction of highways, roads, parkways, and transit 
facilities that provide access to or within public lands, 
national parks, and Indian reservations.
    Funds provided for the federal lands program in fiscal year 
2007 shall be available for the following activities in the 
corresponding amounts:

14th Street Bridge/GW Parkway Improvements, VA..........      $2,000,000
Baltimore/Washington Parkway Gateway, Baltimore, MD.....         700,000
Bear River Access Road, Brigham City, UT................       1,250,000
Boulder City Bypass, NV.................................       1,000,000
Chassahowitzka Refuge Access Road Improvement, FL.......         400,000
Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Recreation Trail, DE......       1,700,000
City of Rocks Back Country Byway, ID....................       2,000,000
Doyle Drive Replacement, Golden Gate Bridge Access, CA..       4,000,000
FH-24, Banks to Lowman, ID..............................       1,700,000
Forest Service Highway #2 in Winston County, AL.........       1,200,000
Fort Baker Park Access and Transportation Improvements, 
    CA..................................................         300,000
Fort George Island Access Road, FL......................       2,000,000
Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT........       3,000,000
Golden Gate NRA Park Access and Trails, CA..............       1,000,000
Hatch Trading Post Road, San Juan County, UT............         590,000
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, AZ............................       2,130,000
Lake Mead Highway Improvements, NV......................       1,000,000
Lowell Riverwalk Phase II Construction, Lowell, MA......         750,000
MD 4 Suitland Parkway Interchange, MD...................       4,500,000
Natchez Trails Project, Natchez, MS.....................         650,000
National Park Service, Sandy Hook Multi-Use Path, NJ....         450,000
Navajo Route 35, San Juan County, UT....................       1,000,000
Needles Highway, San Bernardino County, CA..............       1,000,000
Paving of US 212 East of Eagle Butte, SD................         500,000
Paving of Young Road (FS 512), AZ.......................       1,250,000
Pyramid Highway Corridor in Sparks and Reno, NV.........         500,000
Recreational Park Road, KY..............................         180,000
Route 1 and 619 Traffic Circle, Prince William County, 
    VA..................................................       1,700,000
SH 14 between Ault and Sterling, Weld County, CO........         500,000
Sharpes Ferry Bridge Replacement in Marion County, FL...       1,900,000
State Route 160 Expansion and Safety, NV................         500,000
Stones River National Battlefield Tour Route, TN........       2,000,000
Three Affiliated Tribes Wells Road, ND..................         500,000
Trail Ridge Road, US 34 Resurfacing, CO.................       1,000,000
US 34, Big Thompson Canyon between Loveland and Estes 
    Park, Larimer County, CO............................         500,000
US 491 in Montezuma County, CO..........................         750,000
US 50-A, Fernley to Fallon, NV..........................         500,000
US 93 Interim Improvements, NV..........................         500,000
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge Roads, NE............         500,000

    The Committee directs that the funds allocated above are to 
be derived from the FHWA's public lands highways discretionary 
program and not from funds allocated to the National Park 
Service's regions.
    Ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities.--SAFETEA-LU 
reauthorized funding for the construction of ferry boats and 
ferry terminal facilities and requires that $20,000,000 from 
each of fiscal years 2005 through 2009 be set aside for marine 
highway systems that are part of the National Highway System 
for use by the states of Alaska, New Jersey and Washington. In 
fiscal year 2007, SAFETEA-LU provides $60,000,000 for the ferry 
boat program.
    Funds provided for the ferry boats and ferry terminal 
facilities program in fiscal year 2007 shall be available for 
the following activities in the corresponding amounts:

Camden Town Center Ferry Terminal Building, NJ..........        $750,000
Ferry Boat Service, Berkeley/Albany, CA.................         750,000
Ferry Infrastructure Improvement, Hokes Bluff, AL.......         600,000
Ferry System Dock Repairs, Sapelo Island, GA............         600,000
Fort Gates and Drayton Terminals, Putnam County, FL.....       1,080,000
Glen Cove Ferry Terminal, NY............................       2,000,000
Landing Craft for Mackinac Island State Park, MI........         250,000
Mayport Ferry, Jacksonville, FL.........................       1,144,000
Mukilteo Multimodal Terminal Redevelopment, WA..........         650,000
Oak Harbor Municipal Pier Project, WA...................       1,000,000
Port Aransas Ferryboat Expansion, TX....................         750,000
Provincetown Intermodal Center/Marine Gateway, MA.......         850,000
Staten Island Barberi Class Ferry Replacement, NY.......       1,100,000
Staten Island Fast Ferry Purchase, NY...................         800,000
Staten Island Ferry Rack Reconstruction, NY.............       1,100,000
Vallejo Baylink Ferry Intermodal Facility, CA...........       1,750,000
Vashon Island Passenger Only Ferry, WA..................         500,000
Voyae Data Recorders for Staten Island Ferry, NY........       1,000,000
Water-Based Transport, Medord, MA.......................         750,000

    National scenic byways program.--This program provides 
funding for roads that are designated by the Secretary of 
Transportation as All American Roads (AAR) or National Scenic 
Byways (NSB). These roads have outstanding scenic, historic, 
cultural, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities. 
In fiscal year 2007, SAFETEA-LU provides $35,000,000 for this 
program.
    Transportation, community, and system preservation (TCSP) 
program.--SAFETEA-LU continues the TCSP program to provide 
grants to states and local governments for planning, 
developing, and implementing strategies to integrate 
transportation, community and system preservation plans and 
practices. These grants may be used to improve the efficiency 
of the transportation system; reduce the impacts of 
transportation on the environment; reduce the need for costly 
future investments in public infrastructure; and provide 
efficient access to jobs, services, and centers of trade.
    Funds provided for the TCSP program in fiscal year 2007 
shall be available for the following activities in the 
corresponding amounts:

1 Toll Road Project, LA.................................      $1,500,000
12th and 14th Avenue Road Reconstruction, Madawaska, ME.         150,000
19th Street SW Grade Separation, Mason City, IA.........       1,000,000
315 Research Corridor Transportation Improvements, OH...         500,000
36th Street Extension Project, San Antonio, TX..........         200,000
40th Street Revitalization Project, FL..................         500,000
45th Street Improvements in Munster, IN.................       1,200,000
4-County Transportation Needs Study, Kane County, IL....       1,000,000
4th Street Underpass, Monroe, LA........................         500,000
63rd Street Downtown Bridge Replacement, Raytown, MO....          500,00
Agoura Road Widening, CA................................         400,000
Agri-Center Interchange, Tulare, CA.....................         250,000
Airport Boulevard Highway 101 Interchange, Monterery, CA         250,000
Airport Industrial Drive in Gadsden, AL.................         400,000
Alabama Avenue Safety Improvments, Stark County, OH.....       1,000,000
Alameda Corridor-East, San Gabriel Valley, CA...........       1,500,000
Almaden Expressway Pedestrian Improvement Project, CA...         300,000
Alpine Traffic Relief Route Study, TX...................         250,000
Ambassador Bridge/Port of Detroit Multimodal 
    Transportation Initiative, MI.......................         500,000
Antelope Valley Transportation Improvements, NE.........       1,000,000
Atlantic Boulevard Bridge Replacement, Pompano Beach, FL       2,000,000
Avenue P Rancho Vista Boulevard Improvements, Palmdale, 
    CA..................................................         500,000
Battlefield Parkway Loudon County, VA...................         900,000
Bay Ridge Trail Bike and Pedestrian Path, CA............         300,000
Bay Road Stormwater Improvements East Palo Alto, CA.....         200,000
Beaver Street Reconstruction Project, CT................         100,000
Belleview Bypass and Baseline Road Project, FL..........         250,000
Belleville Road and Ecorse Road Intersection, MI........         500,000
Bensalem Township Delaware Valley Regional Plan, PA.....       1,000,000
Big 4 Bridge Access Project, Jeffersonville, IN.........         500,000
Blossom Hill/Monterey Grade Crossing, CA................         200,000
Boot Road Extension, Dowingtown, PA.....................       3,500,000
Bosque Bike Trails, NM..................................         300,000
Boston Street Traffic Improvement Study, Baltimore, MD..         400,000
Bouldercrest Road Widening, Dekalb County, GA...........         300,000
Bowery Street Streetscape and Repair, Akron, OH.........         300,000
Brannon Stand Road Bridge Replacement, AL...............         500,000
Brays Bayou Hike and Bike Trail, Houston, TX............         150,000
Brazos Valley Transportation Management Center, TX......         600,000
Bremerton Pedestrian-BTC Tunnel Project, WA.............       5,000,000
Bridge to Dennings Point in Beacon, NY..................         500,000
Bridgeview Bridge Bike Path, MI.........................         500,000
Briggs-DeLaine-Pearson Connector, SC....................       1,500,000
Bristol Street Widening, Orange County, CA..............         350,000
BRPC-Western Scenic Byway Tourism Program, MA...........         500,000
Brush College Road and William Street, Decatur, IL......         100,000
Bruton Smith Parkway, Henry County, GA..................         250,000
Buffalo Bolt Office Park Access Road, NY................         930,000
Buffalo Road, Town of Orangeville, Wyoming County, NY...         350,000
Butterfield Road Grade Separation, Lake County, IL......         200,000
Campus Drive West, City of Hancock, MI..................         200,000
Campus Parkway, Merced, CA..............................         400,000
CARTA Intelligent Transportation System, Chattanooga, TN       2,000,000
Cascade Deck Northbound Connection, Akron, OH...........         500,000
C-B-S Corridor, Toledo, OH..............................         500,000
Cedar Bluff, AL.........................................         200,000
Center Street Bridge and Riverwalk, Des Moines, IA......         500,000
Central Avenue/49th Street Bridge, Columbia Heights, MN.       1,200,000
Central City, Trinity River Vision, Fort Worth, TX......       2,000,000
Central Expressway Auxiliary Lanes, Santa Clara County, 
    CA..................................................         300,000
Central Ohio Innovation Center, OH......................       1,000,000
Chambers County, AL.....................................         125,000
Chattahoochee Hill Country and Greenway Trails, GA......         200,000
Chicago Park District, DuSable Park, IL.................         500,000
Chicago Transit Authority Purple Line Viaducts, IL......         300,000
Chicora Bridge Safety Improvements, PA..................         500,000
Chinatown Streetscape Los Angeles, CA...................         200,000
Cidra-Cayey Connector, Puerto Rico......................         500,000
City of Lafayette, AL...................................          50,000
City of Rio Vista Highway 12 Safety Project, CA.........         250,000
City of Tarrant Downtown Revitalization, AL.............         300,000
City of Woodland, AL....................................          39,000
City-Wide Integrated Transportation Planning, Detroit, 
    MI..................................................         250,000
Cleveland Road Improvements, St. Joseph County, IN......         750,000
Clifton Corridor Transit Study, Atlanta, GA.............         500,000
Coal Creek Parkway Completion, Newcastle, WA............       1,000,000
Coconut Creek Education Corridor, FL....................       1,000,000
Community Transportation Association of America 
    Nationwide Joblinks, MA.............................       2,300,000
Commack Road Bypass Study, NY...........................         400,000
Construct Park Row Bypass in Houston, TX................       1,500,000
Construction of Eldamain Road, IL.......................       3,000,000
Construction of Four Lane US 20 Sac County, IA..........         500,000
Construction/Enhancement of Motts Lane, Penfield, NY....         100,000
County Road 17 Project, IN..............................         500,000
County Road 357 South Repaving, Dixie County, FL........         750,000
County Route 113, Washington County, NY.................         759,600
CR 78 from Lee/Hendry Line to SR29 Hendry County, FL....       1,500,000
Crooks Road, from 14 Mile Road to Elmwood Road/Meijer 
    Drive, Clawson, MI..................................       1,600,000
Crossroads Initiative, Boston, MA.......................         300,000
CSAH 21, Scott County, MN...............................         250,000
Cumberland Avenue Improvements, TN......................         500,000
Dallas Woodall Rodgers Deck Plaza, TX...................         250,000
Delaware County Route 7, NY.............................         500,000
Dentville-Jack Road Project, Copiah County, MS..........         600,000
Denver Streetcar Feasibility Study, Denver, CO..........         500,000
Design and Reconstruct of Beacham Street, Everett, MA...         400,000
Dexter Road Connector East Providence, RI...............         350,000
Diley Road Improvements, Pickerington, OH...............       1,000,000
Dobbs Ferry Parking Expansion, NY.......................         250,000
Dominion Boulevard Bridge Replacement, Chesapeake, VA...         500,000
Dorsey Drive Interchange in Grass Valley, CA............         500,000
Downtown Redevelopment Plan, Joplin, MO.................         500,000
Downtown Revitalization Project, Somerset, KY...........         500,000
Downtown Traffic Movement Plan, Lexington, KY...........         400,000
Drury Lane Extension Project, NY........................       1,500,000
Dundee Road (IL Route 68)/New Road Intersection, IL.....       1,300,000
East 14th Street Streetscape Improvements, San Leandro, 
    CA..................................................         200,000
East Burnside Corridor Street Improvements, OR..........         500,000
East Lake Sammamish Parkway, Sammamish, WA..............         500,000
East Point Roadway Improvement Project, GA..............         250,000
East Washington Connector, Greenville, SC...............         750,000
Echo Park Streetscape and Safety Improvements, Los 
    Angeles, CA.........................................         250,000
Edinger Corridor Improvements, Huntington Beach, CA.....         250,000
El Paso River Trail, TX.................................         200,000
Elliot/Spring Street Improvement Springfield, MA........         500,000
Ellis Preserve at Newtown Square, PA....................         250,000
Enhancement of the Fruit Belt Corridor, Buffalo, NY.....         900,000
Evacuation Route Widening, FL...........................       1,000,000
Expansion of Ashburton Avenue, NY.......................         500,000
Expansion of Southfield Road, Southfield, MI............         450,000
Exposition Line Crenshaw Crossing Station District, CA..         400,000
Fairfax Parkway at Fair Lakes Boulevard and Monument 
    Drive, VA...........................................       1,500,000
Fairmont Gateway Connector System, WV...................       1,700,000
Fall Mountain Water Project, CT.........................         100,000
FAST Corridor Grade Separations, Auburn, Kent, and 
    Puyallup, WA........................................       1,000,000
Figueroa Boulevard Streetscape, Highland Park, CA.......         200,000
Flats East Bank Project, Cleveland, OH..................         400,000
FM3071 from SH107 to FM1925, Hidalgo County, TX.........         200,000
Four Mile Run Improvements, VA..........................         250,000
Franklin Streetscape, WV................................         200,000
Fraser Street, State College, PA........................       1,000,000
Fredrick Douglas Bridge/Property Acquisition, DC........         300,000
Friends of Cheat Rails-To-Trails program, WV............         300,000
Fulton Drive and Wales Avenue Intersection Improvement, 
    OH..................................................         500,000
Gallipolis Farm Road Phase II Project, OH...............         300,000
Galveston Causeway Railroad Bridge, TX..................       1,000,000
Georgetown Southwest Bypass between SH29 and FF2243, TX.         500,000
Gessner Road Grade Separation at US90A, TX..............         200,000
Glennwillow Multi-Use Trail, OH.........................         300,000
Global Reach Interchange, El Paso, TX...................         300,000
Grade Separations in Riverside, CA......................         500,000
Grand Avenue Improvements, Poughkeepsie, MI.............         500,000
Grand Rapids Passenger Rail and Station Relocation, MI..         500,000
Grant County Economic Corridor, IN......................         250,000
Great Barrington Streetscape, Great Barrington, MA......       1,000,000
Greater Jamaica Development Corporation Atlantic Avenue 
    Improvement, NY.....................................         500,000
Green Circle Project, Winchester, VA....................         100,000
Gwynedd-Mercy College Street Improvements, PA...........         200,000
Hametown Bridge Replacement, Wooster Township, OH.......         400,000
Harlem Hospital Garage and Access Improvements, New 
    York, NY............................................         500,000
Harrisburg Grade Separation, Houston, TX................         300,000
Hayward County Road S/Dombeck Road Improvements, WI.....         600,000
Hiawatha/46th Pedestrian Bridge, Minneapolis, MN........         300,000
Highway 10 Marshfield-Stevens Point, WI.................       1,800,000
Highway 15 State Route 609 Connector, MS................         500,000
Highway 17-A from US 176, Moncks Corner, SC.............         250,000
Highway 217 Improvement Project OR......................         300,000
Highway 29 Conversion to Full Access Freeway, NJ........         400,000
Highway 37 On/Off Ramp, Vallejo, CA.....................         200,000
Highway 45 Columbus Bypass, Columbus, MS................       2,000,000
Highway 51/Highway 29, Wausau, WI.......................       1,900,000
Highway 53 Safety Improvements Haugen and Spooner, WI...       1,000,000
Highway C, Bayfield County, WI..........................       2,000,000
Highway/Bridge Improvement Route 116, Penobscot, ME.....         250,000
Highway-Rail Grade Cross Bypass, Silver Springs, NY.....         720,000
Hollywood Boulevard Roadway Improvements, FL............         200,000
Holy Cross Road Safety Project, Worcester, MA...........         500,000
Hot Springs, East-West Arterial, AR.....................         500,000
Houghton Road Corridor, Pima County, AZ.................       1,000,000
Houston Computerized Traffic Signal System, TX..........         500,000
Houston Freeway Landscaping and Maintenance, TX.........         500,000
I-210 Soundwall, La Canada Flintridge, CA...............         500,000
I-215/University Interchange, San Bernardino, CA........         500,000
I-285/Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, GA................         200,000
I-35 Southwest Connector Interchange, Warren County, IA.         275,000
I-44 Widening Yale to the Arkansas River, Tulsa, OK.....         250,000
I-5 Consortium Cities Joint Powers Authority, CA........         750,000
I-565 West Extension in Decatur, AL.....................       1,000,000
I-70 Frederick County, MD...............................         250,000
I-710 Corridor/Gerald Desmond Bridge Gateway Program, CA         750,000
I-74 and Northern Beltway, Eastern Extension, NC........         500,000
I-75, Collier Boulevard, and SR 84 Interchange, FL......         500,000
I-95 Slip Ramp/Dedham Street, Town of Westwood, MA,.....         750,000
Illinois Route 120 Corridor Initiative, IL..............       2,000,000
Imperial Avenue Corridor Master Plan, CA................         300,000
Improvements to US Highway 199 at Gasquet in Del Norte 
    County, CA..........................................          80,000
Improvements to NH 12 through Charleston, NH............       1,000,000
Improvements to Route 266 and Interchange with I-44, 
    Springfield, MO.....................................       1,750,000
Improvements to SR 101 in South Bend, WA................         400,000
Improvements to Streetscape in Enfield, CT..............         295,000
Indian Bend Road Improvements Scottsdale, AZ............       1,500,000
Interchange and Mainlanes on SH121, TX..................         750,000
Interchange at SR120/McKinley Avenue, CA................         750,000
Interstate 70 Viaduct Realignment, KS...................         500,000
Isanti Bike Trail, Cambridge, MN........................         600,000
Jack Dame Road Extension, City of Rochelle, IL..........         500,000
Jimmy Davis Bridge (LA 511), LA.........................         500,000
Kaycee Main Street Project, WY..........................         250,000
Keystone Trail Extension, Omaha, NE.....................         250,000
Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ....................         500,000
LA 406 Widening, Plaquemines Parish, LA.................         200,000
LA 63, Livingston Parish, LA............................         500,000
Lac Qui Parle Lakes Association, Montevideo, MN.........         450,000
Lea County Roads, MN....................................         500,000
Lemon Street Project, Tarpon Springs, FL................         250,000
Library Lane-Coles Lane Improvements, Bronx, NY.........         700,000
Lincoln Bypass on SR 65 in Placer County, CA............       1,000,000
Lincoln Center Streetscape, New York, NY................         200,000
Lincoln/Belmont Ashland Streetscape, Chicago, IL........       3,000,000
Little Neck Parkway Railroad Crossing Safety Upgrade, NY         250,000
Lockport Flight of Five, Niagara County, NY.............         500,000
Long Island Expressway Sound Barrier, NY................         500,000
Luther Forest Road Improvements, Saratoga County, NY....       1,610,400
Madison County Highway 21, TX...........................       1,000,000
Mahoning Avenue Safety/Capacity Improvement, Youngstown, 
    OH..................................................         200,000
Main Street Bridge, Buffalo, NY.........................         500,000
Mallard Fox West Industrial Complex-Crossover, AL.......         400,000
Mannington Rails-to-Trails program, WV..................         200,000
Marin-Sonoma Narrows Highway 101, CA....................         300,000
Market Street Gateway Project in Upper Darby, PA........         250,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Streetscape, St. Louis, MO.......         100,000
Mass Commute Traffic Congestion Initiative, MA..........         100,000
Mattern Avenue Drainage Project, Dormont Borough, PA....         230,000
McClintock Bridge, Venango County, PA...................         400,000
McClurg Road Extension Project, OH......................         200,000
MD 246, MD 235 to Saratoga Drive, MD....................       1,200,000
Merrill Bypass, Highway 51 Repaving, WI.................       1,800,000
Miami Beach Atlantic Corridor, Greenway, FL.............         500,000
Midtown Greenway, Minneapolis, MN.......................         400,000
Miller Road Widening in McHenry County, IL..............         300,000
Milwaukee Avenue Corridor Improvement, Niles, IL........         200,000
Moline River Tech Boulevard, IL.........................         300,000
Mon/Fayette Expressway, Uniontown to Brownsville, PA....       2,000,000
Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail, Monterey, CA.......         500,000
Muscle Shoals-Peach Tree Street Extension to Industrial 
    Park, AL............................................         300,000
Nash Road/Route AB, Cape Girardeau County, MO...........       1,000,000
NC 211 Interchange at US 74, NC.........................         200,000
NC 3 Widening in Kannapolis, NC.........................       1,000,000
NE 120th Street Roadway Extension, Kirkland, WA.........         400,000
Nebraska Highway 35, NE.................................       1,000,000
New Germany-Trebein Road Improvements, OH...............       1,000,000
New Glarus Crossing at State Highway 69, WI.............         200,000
New York Hall of Science Pedestrian Walkway and Safety 
    Improvements, NY....................................         150,000
Newberg-Dundee Transportation Improvement Project, OR...         200,000
Newport Seawall and Road Construction, RI...............         500,000
NH 16 Improvement Project, Ossippe, NH..................       1,000,000
NH 1A Bridge Replacement, Hampton, NH...................         750,000
North Hollywood Streetscape Enhancements, CA............         300,000
North I Road, Hildago County, TX........................         500,000
Northern Grimes County CR 172 Asphalt Paving, TX........         400,000
Northfield Streetscape, MA..............................         600,000
Northwestern Highway Extension Roundabout, Oakland 
    County, MI..........................................       2,000,000
Norwalk Center-West Avenue Redevelopment Area, CT.......       1,000,000
NW Butler Transportation Improvement, Millville, OH.....       3,220,000
NW Intermodal Terminal with Ports of Indiana............       1,250,000
NY State Route 9 Bridges, Central and Hudson Peekskill, 
    NY..................................................       1,000,000
Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, IL.....................       1,000,000
Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, Macon, GA......................         300,000
OKI Council of Government Technology Planning 
    Initiative, OH......................................         280,000
Otay Mesa Port of Entry, CA.............................         150,000
PA 706, Susquehanna County, PA..........................         750,000
PA Route 19 from Pine Creek to Wallace Road, PA.........         500,000
Pali Puamana Parkway and Honoapi'ilani Highway 
    Realignment, HI.....................................         400,000
Palm Bay Parkway, Palm Bay, FL..........................       3,000,000
Park Avenue Relocation Project, Kokomo, IN..............       1,000,000
Park Place Extension and Railroad Grade Separation, Los 
    Angeles County, CA..................................         500,000
Park Street Streetscape Improvement, Alameda, CA........         300,000
Parking Lot Repairs at Asnuntuck CC in Enfield, CT......         700,000
Paving of SD 34 East from Madison, SD...................         250,000
PD&E; for widening Florida SR 46 from SR 415 to US 
    Highway 1, FL.......................................         726,000
Pearl Street Road Enhancements, FL......................         200,000
Pedestrian Bridge at Honey Creek, Appanoose County, IA..         500,000
Pedestrian Bridge at Pullman Square, WV.................         500,000
Pedestrian Overpass US 441, Habersham, GA...............         410,000
Pedestrian Trail Extension, Hammond, IN.................         400,000
Pedestrian Walkway/Streetscaping, Ellenville, NY........         300,000
Pennsylvania Route 93 Expansion in Columbia County, PA..         250,000
Peters Road Extension, Plaquemines Parish, LA...........         300,000
Pico Rivera SR 19/Slauson Avenue Intersection, CA.......         400,000
Pindell School Road Bridge in Howard County, MD.........         500,000
Pinellas Bicycle Trail Extension, FL....................       1,500,000
Pittsfield Downtown Streetscape, Pittsfield, MA.........       1,820,000
Plantation Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT), FL......         500,000
Plymouth Transportation Park Gateway/Harbor Walk MA.....         500,000
Port of Albany Security/Operational Improvements, NY....         100,000
Port of Gold Beach Dock Renovation, OR..................         500,000
Port of Orange Intermodal Project, Orange, TX...........         500,000
Quadral Drive Extension, City of Wadsworth, OH..........       1,100,000
Quakertown Interection Alignments, PA...................         500,000
Rail Grade Separation Highway 77, Marion, AR............         500,000
Rail Traffic Mitigation Planning for Brookings, SD......         500,000
Railroad Crossing on S Curve in Pierre, SD..............       1,000,000
Railroad Quiet Zone, Hamburg, NY........................          80,000
Railroad Relocation, Terre Haute, IN....................         500,000
Raleigh Street Extension, WV............................       1,000,000
Ranchero Road Underpass/Corridor Project, CA............       1,250,000
Reconstruct Depot Street Bridge, Beacon Fall, CT........       1,000,000
Reconstruction of Alexander Street, Chippewa Falls, WI..         700,000
Reconstruction of Long Point Road in Houston, TX........       1,000,000
Reconstruction of New Highway Road, NY..................         500,000
Reconstruction of Pearl Street in Enfield, CT...........         980,000
Reconstruction of US-169, Montgomery County, KS.........       1,500,000
Reconstruction US-50, Harvey County, KS.................       1,000,000
Rehabilitate Kapiolani Boulevard and Atkinson Drive, HI.         500,000
Relocation of Boston College Transit Stop, MA...........         200,000
Relocation of SR 794 in Springfield, OH.................       1,250,000
Repaving of Rocky Point Landing Road, NY................         250,000
Replace the KY7 Bridge at Beechy Creek, Boyd, KY........         550,000
Rickenbacker Intermodal Rail Spur, OH...................         750,000
Rio Bravo and El Cenizo Streetscape Project, TX.........         300,000
River Walk and Resurfacing Project, Hudson, WI..........         100,000
RM 1431 Improvements, Cedar Park, TX....................         400,000
Roger Sneden Drive Grade Separation Boone, IA...........         725,000
Ronald Reagon Parkway, Hendricks County, IN.............         750,000
Rose Crossing Connection, Kingston, TN..................         500,000
Route 1 and SR 452 Redevelopment, Middletown Township, 
    PA..................................................         250,000
Route 1 Bridge Rehabilitation, Portsmouth, NH...........         750,000
Route 10/202 Southwick, MA..............................       1,560,000
Route 116, Amherst, MA..................................       2,000,000
Route 12 and Vicinity of Murray Center, Elmira, NY......         500,000
Route 22 Sustainable Corridor, NJ.......................         500,000
Route 22 Sustainable Corridor, Somerset County, NJ......       2,000,000
Route 23 Realignment, Sussex, NJ........................       1,500,000
Route 24 Additional Lanes, Raynham and Taunton, MA......         750,000
Route 267, St. Louis County, MO.........................         400,000
Route 287 and Route 17 Intersection Improvements, NJ....         500,000
Route 30 and Mount Pleasant Road Interchange 
    Improvement, PA.....................................         400,000
Route 309 Intelligent Transportation Systems, PA........       2,000,000
Route 31 (Ashby State Road), Fitchburg, MA..............         750,000
Route 356 Buffalo Signals, PA...........................         500,000
Route 495 Southbound Ramp, Mansfield and Norton, MA.....         500,000
Route 5 and Route 10, Bernardston, MA...................       2,530,000
Route 50 East Widening-Poland Road to Route 28, VA......         500,000
Route 60/422 Interchange in Union Township, PA..........         500,000
Route 63 in Howell and Oregon Counties, MO..............         500,000
Route 67, Butler County, MO.............................         500,000
Route 88/Route 837 Intersection Improvement New Eagle, 
    PA..................................................       1,000,000
Route Y, Stoddard County, MO............................         500,000
Safety and Traffic Improvements, Ardsley, NY............         150,000
Safety Improvements to Highway 69, AZ...................       1,000,000
Safety Upgrades for I-376 Designation, PA...............       1,000,000
San Fernando Valley Streetlight Enhancements, CA........         500,000
San Gabriel Valley Gold Line Foothill Extension, CA.....         500,000
Sandoval County Northwest Loop Access Road, NM..........         500,000
Santa Anita and Fern-Elliot Signal Improvements, South 
    El Monte, CA........................................         160,000
Santa Clara County Montague Expressway, CA..............         200,000
Santa Clarita Cross Valley Connector, CA................         500,000
Santa Rosa Intelligent Transportation System, CA........         200,000
Sarasota-Manatee Intelligent Transportation System, FL..         500,000
Scott Ranch Road Extension, AZ..........................         750,000
SE Connector Project, Des Moines, IA....................         500,000
Seaview Avenue Corridor Project, Bridgeport, CT.........       1,000,000
Second Bridge to Oak Island, NC.........................         300,000
SEPTA Villanova Station Intermodal Project, PA..........         250,000
SFgo Market Street Improvements, CA.....................         300,000
SH 9, Tecumseh to Seminole, OK..........................         900,000
Shaw Road Extension, Puyallup, WA.......................         400,000
Sheffer Bridge Replacement, Columbia County, NY.........         630,000
Sierra College Boulevard Interchange in Rocklin, CA.....         500,000
Signal Improvements, Huntington Park, CA................         200,000
Signal System Upgrade on Lahser Road in Southfield, MI..         300,000
Signal/Intersection Improvement, Pittsburgh, PA.........         400,000
Skidaway Narrows Bridge Replacement, GA.................       1,500,000
Somerset Street Traffic Mitigation, Portland, ME........         250,000
Soundwall Improvements, Rosemead, CA....................         100,000
South Airport Road, Boone County, KY....................       1,170,000
South Bronx Greenway, Randall's Island Connector, NY....         520,000
South La Brea Avenue and Imperial Highway Roadway, CA...         300,000
South Orient Railroad Rehabilitation, TX................       1,000,000
Southwest 11th Way, Deerfield Beach, FL.................         300,000
Spring Hill College Campus Access Project, AL...........         500,000
Spruce Street Bridge Replacement, City of Wooster, OH...         500,000
SR 100 and Kernsville Road, Lowhill Township, Lehigh 
    County, PA..........................................         500,000
SR 109 Division Street to S of SR-24, Wilson County, TN.         200,000
SR 113 and Old Alabama Road Relocation, GA..............         500,000
SR 417 at Boggy Creek Road Interchange Orlando, FL......       1,000,000
SR 688 and Ulmerton Road, FL............................       2,500,000
SR 982/Talbotton Road to Hilton Avenue, Columbus, GA....         500,000
St. Croix River Bridge and Approaches, WI...............         500,000
St. Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad at Danville, ME......         200,000
St. Mary's College Route 5 Overpass, River Center, MD...         500,000
Stage Road, Tate County, MS.............................         475,000
Stamford Rail Underpass Access Project, CT..............       1,500,000
State Highway 25, Barron County, WI.....................       1,800,000
State Highway 6 Barron Rd Interchange, TX...............         500,000
State Highway 77, Ashland County, WI....................       1,000,000
State Line Road Reconstruction Dearborn County, IN......       1,000,000
State Road 37 to Sare Road, Monroe County, IN...........         500,000
State Road 87 Expansion, Santa Rosa County, FL..........         250,000
State Route 180 Improvements, CA........................         500,000
State Route 21 Improvements and Upgrades, PA............       1,000,000
State Route 21, Intersection at Junction Deli, PA.......       1,000,000
State Route 397 (Mack Hatcher Parkway East) Extension, 
    State Route 96 East of Franklin to State Route 6, 
    North of Franklin, Williamson County, TN............         750,000
State Route 4 Widening (Brentwood Boulevard), CA........         500,000
State Route 52 East/West Improvements, San Diego, CA....         500,000
State Route 60/Potrero Road Interchange, Beaumont, CA...         500,000
State Route 76 San Diego, CA............................         500,000
State Street Improvements, Madison, WI..................       1,000,000
Stonestreet Avenue Corridor-Park Road, Rockville, MD....         500,000
Stony Run Township Road in Yellow Medicine County, MN...         100,000
Street Improvements, Glenwood, IL.......................         150,000
Street Reconstruction, Wyandotte, MI....................         750,000
Streetscape Development, Prairie du Chien, WI...........         500,000
Streetscape Lighting in Floosmoor, IL...................         150,000
Stuttgart, Arkansas Overpass at Highway 165, AR.........       1,000,000
Suitland Parkway/Martin Luther King Avenue Interchange, 
    MD..................................................         500,000
Suitland Road Gateway, MD...............................       1,200,000
Sunport Boulevard Extension, NM.........................         400,000
Suspension Bridge, Warsaw, MO...........................         500,000
Syracuse Connective Corridor, Syracuse, NY..............       2,000,000
Theodore Berry Way, Cincinnati, OH......................         500,000
Thorn Run Road Interchange, Moon Township, PA...........       1,200,000
To Add Lanes on I-55 from Weber to I-80, IL.............         500,000
To Widen Walton Bridge over I-75, Oakland County, MI....         400,000
Tolt Bridge Replacement, King County, WA................       1,000,000
Torrington Gateway Initiative, CT.......................         100,000
Towamencin Township Street Improvements, PA.............         300,000
Town Center Streetscape Improvements, Eastchester, NY...         250,000
Town of Casey Engineering and Road Improvements, WI.....       1,100,000
Town of LaPointe Bike Trail, WI.........................         450,000
Town of Turtle Lake Resurfacing of 1/2 Street, WI.......         250,000
Town Street Bridge Repairs, Columbus, OH................       1,500,000
Townline Road, Wheatfield and Pendleton, Niagara County, 
    NY..................................................         500,000
Traffic Calming Measures in Windermere, FL..............         500,000
Traffic Signal Modernization, Lakewood, CA..............         250,000
Trailways Station Revitalization in Macon, GA...........         400,000
Tremont Avenue Bridge Replacement, City of Massillon, OH         500,000
Trunk Highway 36, North St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN.....         250,000
Tucson Railroad Safety and Access, Tucson, AZ...........       1,500,000
Turnaround at Hester's Crossing, Round Rock, TX.........         700,000
Twin Bridge Road, Decatur, IL...........................       1,000,000
Twin Peaks Corridor Project, Marana, AZ.................       1,500,000
Twin Peaks Corridor, Marana, AZ.........................       1,500,000
University of Southern Indiana Campus Perimeter Project, 
    IN..................................................       1,000,000
University of Virginia South Lawn Project, VA...........       2,000,000
University Parkway Project, Vanderburgh County, IN......       2,000,000
Upgrade of NH 16 in the Towns of Milan and Dummer, NH...       1,500,000
Upgrade Route 94, from East of Harvestor Road to West of 
    Mid-Rivers Drive, St. Charles County, MO............         750,000
Upgrade Signals and Install SCATS/FAST-TRAC Technology 
    on Maple Road from Orchard Lake to Cranbrook, 
    Oakland County, MI..................................       1,000,000
Upgrade U.S. 70 in Conover, NC..........................         500,000
US 15 Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway, PA............       1,250,000
US 17 and 92-US 192 (Vine) to Portege, Osceola County, 
    FL..................................................       1,000,000
US 190 and Collins Boulevard Widening, LA...............         500,000
US 2 Safety and Mobility Enhancements, WA...............         500,000
US 271 Relief Route from US 67 to FM 3417, TX...........         500,000
US 278 Corridor, SC.....................................         750,000
US 287 Bypass Expansion, Ennis, TX......................         500,000
US 290 and SH 36 Improvements, Brenham, TX..............         500,000
US 31 at Lincoln Highway, Marshall County, IN...........         500,000
US 36 Connection to South Shelby High School, MO........         500,000
US 377 Expansion from SH 144 to Acton Highway, TX.......         500,000
US 385 Expansion South of Crane to McCamey, TX..........         750,000
US 401 in Cumberland, Harnett and Wake Counties, NC.....         250,000
US 422 Interim Improvement Project, PA..................         250,000
US 441 Highway Improvements, FL.........................         300,000
US 441/SR 7 Interchange, City of Lauderhill, FL.........         300,000
US 63 in Waterloo, IA...................................         500,000
US 69 Ramp Access, Durant, OK...........................         450,000
US 9W and NY 81 Intersection, NY........................         750,000
US Highway 14 Expansion from West of Waseca to I-3, MN..         750,000
US Highway 301 and I-95 Interchange, SC.................       2,500,000
US Highway 90 East Widening, FL.........................         250,000
US Hwy 190, Reliever Route, Copperas Cove, TX...........         400,000
US Route 1 and Route 123 Interchange, Prince William 
    County, VA..........................................         500,000
US Route 35, WV.........................................       1,300,000
US-34 Corridor Missouri River Bridges Pair, NE..........       1,000,000
US-395 North Spokane Corridor, WA.......................         500,000
US-50, Gray County, KS..................................         500,000
Ventura County Farm Crossings, CA.......................         500,000
Village of Hempstead, Revitalization, NY................         100,000
Waco 574 Loop, TX.......................................         250,000
Wadsworth Interchange/State Highway 128, CO.............         500,000
Walden Rail Trail Connection, Orange County, NY.........         200,000
Walerga Road Bridge Project in Roseville, CA............         500,000
Walker Street Grade Separation Project, Cary, NC........         500,000
Warwick Intermodal Station Improvements, RI.............         400,000
Wausau Bridge Street Interchange, WI....................       2,600,000
Wayne County Bridge Project in Roseville, CA............         500,000
Webber Canyon Road Realignment, Benton County, WA.......         750,000
Wells Highway Extension/Sheep Farm Road, SC.............         500,000
Westbury Avenue Streetscape and Small Business 
    Revitalization, NY..................................         400,000
Westside Parkway, Alpharetta, GA........................         500,000
White Bluff Intersection Widening Project, TX...........         200,000
Whittier and Sycamore Street Bridge, Columbus, OH.......         500,000
Widen Route 82 in Norwich, CT...........................       1,525,000
Widen US 60 between Bartlesville and Pawhuska, OK.......         500,000
Widening and Improvements, I-405, CA....................         250,000
Widening of Loop 281, Longview, TX......................         250,000
Winter Haven Dundee Road, FL............................         500,000
Xerox Area Road Improvements, Monroe County, NY.........       1,000,000
Yucca Loma Bridge/I-15 Congestion Relief Project, CA....         750,000

    Transportation infrastructure finance and innovation 
(TIFIA) program.--The TIFIA credit program provides funds to 
assist in the development of surface transportation projects of 
regional and national significance. The goal is to develop 
major infrastructure facilities through greater non-federal and 
private sector participation, building on public willingness to 
dedicate future revenues or user fees in order to receive 
transportation benefits earlier than would be possible under 
traditional funding techniques. The TIFIA program provides 
secured loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit 
that may be drawn upon to supplement project revenues, if 
needed, during the first 10 years of project operations. As 
required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this account 
records, for this program, the subsidy costs associated with 
the direct loans, loan guarantees, and lines of credit 
obligated in 1992 and beyond (including modifications of direct 
loans or loan guarantees that resulted from obligations or 
commitments in any year), as well as administrative expenses of 
this program. The subsidy amounts are estimated on a present 
value basis; the administrative expenses are estimated on a 
cash basis.
    Federal highway research, technology and education.--
Research, technology, and education programs develop new 
transportation technology that can be applied nationwide. 
Activities include surface transportation research, including 
intelligent transportation systems; development and deployment, 
training and education; university transportation research.
    High priority projects.--Funds are provided for specific 
projects identified in SAFETEA-LU. A total of 5,091 projects 
are identified, each with a specified amount of funding over 
the five years of SAFETEA-LU.
    Projects of national and regional significance.--Provides 
funding for specific projects of national or regional 
importance. All the funds authorized for this program from the 
highway trust fund are designated for projects listed in 
SAFETEA-LU.

                              (RESCISSION)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

    The bill includes a rescission of $2,000,000,000 of the 
unobligated balances of funds apportioned to the states under 
chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, excluding safety 
programs and funds set aside within the state for population 
areas. The Committee directs the FHWA to administer the 
rescission by allowing each state maximum flexibility in making 
adjustments among the apportioned highway programs.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

    Section 120. The Committee includes a provision that 
distributes obligation authority among federal-aid highways 
programs.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision that 
credits funds received by the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122. The Committee includes a provision that 
provides additional funding to the transportation, community, 
and system preservation program.
    Section 123. The Committee includes a new provision that 
clarifies funding for a Monterey, California, highway bypass 
included in Public Law 102-143.
    Section 124. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated balances associated with completed 
demonstration or high priority projects from previous laws. The 
specific authorizations and amounts to be rescinded were 
identified in information provided to GAO and referenced in a 
GAO report dated May 11, 2006.
    Section 125. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated funds authorized for the TIFIA program.
    Section 126. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated contract authority authorized for 
administrative expenses of the FHWA that will not be available 
for obligation because of the limitation on administrative 
expenses imposed in this Act and prior Acts.
    Section 127. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated contract authority authorized for fiscal 
year 2005, under title 5 of Public Law 109-59, for 
transportation research that will not be available for 
obligation because of the limitation on obligation imposed on 
those funds under title 5 of such law for fiscal year 2005.
    Section 128. The Committee includes a new provision that 
clarifies funding for a Marlboro Township, New Jersey, highway 
project included in section 378 of Public Law 106-346.
    Section 129. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits any of the funds provided in or limited by this Act 
from being used by the State of Alaska to develop, plan, 
design, or construct a bridge connecting the Island of Gravina 
and the community of Ketchikan or the Knik Arm Bridge. The 
provision also prohibits the FHWA from reimbursing the State of 
Alaska for these expenses.

              Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    The primary mission of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration (FMCSA) is to improve the safety of commercial 
vehicle operations on our nation's highways. To accomplish this 
mission, the FMCSA is focused on reducing the number and 
severity of large truck accidents. Agency resources and 
activities contribute to ensuring safety in commercial vehicle 
operations through enforcement, including the use of stronger 
enforcement measures against safety violators; expedited safety 
regulation; technology innovation; improvements in information 
systems; training; and improvements to commercial driver's 
license testing, record keeping, and sanctions. To accomplish 
these activities, the FMCSA works closely with federal, state, 
and local enforcement agencies, the motor carrier industry, 
highway safety organizations, and individual citizens. In 
addition, the FMCSA has the responsibility to ensure that 
Mexican commercial vehicles, entering the U.S. in accordance 
with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), meet all 
U.S. hazardous material and safety regulations.
    The FMCSA's scope was expanded in fiscal year 2003 by the 
U.S.A. Patriot Act (Public Law 107-56), which called for new 
security measures. In addition, beginning in fiscal year 2002, 
Appropriations Acts (Public Law 107-87, Public Law 108-7, 
Public Law 108-199, and Public Law 108-447) have funded border 
enforcement and safety related activities associated with 
implementation of NAFTA, and activities associated with 
permitting of hazardous materials.
    The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), enacted August 10, 
2005, reauthorizes the motor carrier safety activities of FMCSA 
through fiscal year 2009 and provides increased funding for 
many of the agency's programs. Funding for the FMCSA is also 
included within a highway discretionary spending category in 
the Budget Enforcement Act that is adjusted annually beginning 
in fiscal year 2007 based on receipts into the highway account 
of the highway trust fund. Additional resources provided by 
this automatic spending mechanism are called revenue-aligned 
budget authority (RABA) and a portion of this adjustment is 
added to FMCSA's motor carrier safety grants.

                      MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)


                                 Liquidation of
                                    contract            Limitation on
                                  authorization          obligations

Appropriation, fiscal year            $282,000,000        ($279,180,000)
 2006.......................
Budget request, fiscal year            294,000,000         (294,000,000)
 2007.......................
Recommended in the bill.....           294,000,000         (294,000,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal              +12,000,000         (+14,820,000)
     year 2006..............
    Budget request, fiscal                   - - -               (- - -)
     year 2007..............


    The FMCSA's motor carrier safety grants program was 
authorized by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century, amended by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 
1999, and continued through fiscal year 2009 by SAFETEA-LU. 
This account provides the necessary resources to the motor 
carrier safety assistance program (MCSAP) state grants. Grants 
are used to support compliance reviews in the states; identify 
and apprehend traffic violators; conduct roadside inspections; 
and support safety audits on new entrant carriers. Grants are 
also provided to states for enforcement efforts at both the 
southern and northern borders to ensure that all points of 
entry into the U.S. are fortified with comprehensive safety 
measures; for improvement of state commercial driver's license 
(CDL) oversight activities to prevent unqualified drivers from 
being issued CDLs; and for improving the linkage between state 
motor vehicle registration systems and carrier safety data in 
order to identify unsafe commercial motor carriers.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $294,000,000 in liquidating cash 
for this program.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The Committee recommends a limitation on obligations of 
$294,000,000 for the grant programs of FMCSA. This level is 
consistent with SAFETEA-LU and is $14,820,000 above the fiscal 
year 2006 level. In addition, consistent with SAFETEA-LU, the 
highway funding guarantees are adjusted for RABA in fiscal year 
2007. Of the amount provided under RABA, an amount to be 
calculated is available to FMCSA for the motor carrier safety 
grant program and bill language is included under the Federal 
Highway Administration to transfer this funding to FMCSA.
    The bill also provides separate obligation limitations for 
the following funding allocations:

Motor carrier safety assistance program.................  ($197,000,000)
Commercial driver's license improvements program........    (25,000,000)
Border enforcement grants...............................    (32,000,000)
Performance and registration information system 
    management program..................................     (5,000,000)
Commercial vehicle information systems and networks 
    deployment program..................................    (25,000,000)
Safety data improvement program.........................     (3,000,000)
Commercial driver's license information system 
    modernization program...............................     (7,000,000)

    New entrant audits.--Section 31104(f)(5) of title 49, 
United States Code, as amended by SAFETEA-LU, provides the 
secretary the discretion to deduct up to $29,000,000 of the 
funds made available for motor carrier safety grants for audits 
of new entrant motor carriers. The interim final rule for the 
new entrant safety assurance process was published on May 13, 
2002, with an effective date of January 2003. This rule 
requires all new entrants to pass a safety audit within the 
first 18 months of operations in order to receive permanent DOT 
registration. Therefore, the Committee strongly urges the 
department to use this authority to fund the new entrant 
program to the full extent allowable.

              MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)


                                 Liquidation of
                                    contract            Limitation on
                                  authorization          obligations

Appropriation, fiscal year            $213,000,000        ($210,870,000)
 2006.......................
Budget request, fiscal year            223,000,000         (223,000,000)
 2007.......................
Recommended in the bill.....           223,000,000         (223,000,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal              +10,000,000         (+12,130,000)
     year 2006..............
    Budget request, fiscal                   - - -               (- - -)
     year 2007..............


    This limitation controls spending for salaries and 
operating expenses and for motor carrier research by the FMCSA. 
It provides the necessary resources to support motor carrier 
safety program activities and maintain the agency's 
administrative infrastructure. Funding supports nationwide 
motor carrier safety and consumer enforcement efforts, 
including federal safety enforcement activities at the U.S./
Mexico border to ensure that Mexican carriers entering the U.S. 
are in compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Regulations. Resources are also provided to fund motor carrier 
regulatory development and implementation, information 
management, research and technology, safety education and 
outreach, and the safety and consumer telephone hotline.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $223,000,000 in liquidating cash 
for the operations and research activities of the FMCSA, 
consistent with the amount of contract authority provided under 
SAFETEA-LU.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The Committee recommends a limitation on obligations of 
$223,000,000 for the implementation, execution, and 
administration of the motor carrier safety program, motor 
carrier safety research, and motor carrier outreach and 
education programs by the FMCSA. This funding level is 
consistent with SAFETEA-LU and represents a $12,130,000 
increase over fiscal year 2006.
    Bill language is included that makes the $10,296,000 
provided for research and technology programs available until 
September 30, 2009.
    The Committee also continues bill language that prohibits 
any funds relating to outreach and education from being 
transferred to another agency.
    Safety compliance reviews.--The Committee continues to be 
concerned that only a very small percentage of registered motor 
carriers undergo a safety compliance review each year. FMCSA's 
own fiscal year 2007 budget submission estimates that only 
10,000 compliance reviews will be conducted by the agency in 
fiscal year 2006 out of approximately 685,000 registered 
interstate motor carriers--less than 1.5 percent of registered 
motor carriers. In addition, the National Transportation Safety 
Board (NTSB) has included truck safety on its current list of 
``Most Wanted Transportation Safety Improvements'' because 
FMCSA's entire safety fitness regime operates too leniently 
with criteria that do not result frequently enough in 
dangerous, unsafe motor carriers being shut down or drivers 
having their licenses revoked, and that FMCSA's compliance 
review standards actually allow unsafe motor carriers to 
continue to operate. The Committee directs FMCSA to submit a 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations no 
later than March 1, 2007, on how it will revise the compliance 
review process to improve detection of motor carriers with poor 
safety practices and cease their operations.
    Entry level truck driver training.--The Committee notes 
that earlier this year, a U.S. Court of Appeals rendered a 
unanimous decision remanding the FMCSA's final rule on entry 
level truck driver training. The Court found that FMCSA did not 
adequately address the recommendations of a DOT contracted 
adequacy report and independent model curriculum on driver 
training. According to the Court, FMCSA ``entirely failed to 
consider important aspects of the CMV training problems before 
it; it largely ignored the evidence in the adequacy report and 
abandoned the recommendations of the model curriculum without 
reasonable explanation; and it adopted a final rule whose terms 
have almost nothing to do with an ``adequate'' CMV training 
program.'' The Committee is concerned that 15 years has elapsed 
without the issuance of a comprehensive entry-level driver 
training standard. The Committee believes that FMCSA should 
expedite its revisions to the driver training rule and 
carefully consider the obvious benefits of a comprehensive 
training requirement that includes on-street, behind-the-wheel 
skills training for entry-level truck drivers.
    Motor coach accessibility.--The Committee is concerned 
about reports that a number of curbside motor coach operators 
are not in compliance with the department's regulations 
requiring accessibility to over-the-road buses for people with 
disabilities (49 CFR part 37, Subpart H). The Committee 
understands that the Department of Justice has general 
enforcement authority for violations of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act. However, it is the DOT that is responsible 
for ensuring that only bus companies that are willing and able 
to comply with DOT regulations receive, and retain, interstate 
registration. The Committee urges the secretary to give serious 
consideration to withholding interstate registration from a 
motor coach operator that is not willing and able to comply 
with the department's regulations on providing access for the 
disabled. The Committee directs the Secretary of Transportation 
to provide a letter report on what specific actions DOT will 
take to improve accessibility for the disabled to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations by February 15, 2007.
    The Committee includes bill language that rescinds 
unobligated contract authority authorized for the old ``Motor 
Carrier Safety'' and ``National Motor Carrier Safety Program'' 
accounts that will not be available for obligation because of 
limitations on obligations imposed on those funds in previous 
acts.

 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

    Section 130. The Committee continues a provision subjecting 
funds appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions of 
section 350 of Public Law 107-87, including a requirement that 
the secretary submit a report on Mexico-domiciled motor 
carriers.

             National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
was established as a separate organizational entity in the 
Department of Transportation in March of 1970. It succeeded the 
National Highway Safety Bureau, which previously had 
administered traffic and highway safety functions as an 
organizational unit of the Federal Highway Administration.
    NHTSA's current programs are authorized in five major laws: 
(1) the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (chapter 
301 of title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.)); (2) the Highway 
Safety Act (chapter 4 of title 23, U.S.C.); (3) the Motor 
Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (MVICSA) (Part C of 
subtitle VI of title 49, U.S.C.); (4) the Transportation Recall 
Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act; and 
(5) the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act provides 
for the establishment and enforcement of safety standards for 
vehicles and associated equipment and the conduct of supporting 
research, including the acquisition of required testing 
facilities and the operation of the national driver register, 
which was reauthorized by the National Driver Register Act of 
1982.
    The Highway Safety Act provides for coordinated national 
highway safety programs (section 402 of title 23, U.S.C.) to be 
carried out by the states and for highway safety research, 
development, and demonstration programs (section 403 of title 
23, U.S.C.). The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-
690) authorized a new drunk driving prevention program (section 
410 of title 23, U.S.C.) to make grants to states to implement 
and enforce drunk driving prevention programs.
    MVICSA provides for the establishment of low-speed 
collision bumper standards, consumer information activities and 
odometer regulations. Amendments to this law established the 
responsibility for the administration of mandatory automotive 
fuel economy standards, theft prevention standards for high 
theft lines of passenger motor vehicles, and automobile content 
labeling requirements.
    In 2000, the TREAD Act amended the National Traffic and 
Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Changes included numerous new motor 
vehicle safety and information provisions, including a 
requirement that manufacturers give NHTSA notice of safety 
recalls or safety campaigns in foreign countries involving 
motor vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment that are 
identical or substantially similar to vehicles or equipment in 
the United States; higher civil penalties for violations of the 
law; a criminal penalty for violations of reporting 
requirements; and a number of rulemaking directions that 
include developing a dynamic rollover test for light duty 
vehicles, updating the tire safety and labeling standards, 
improving the safety of child restraints, and establishing a 
child restraint safety rating consumer information program.
    SAFETEA-LU, which was enacted on August 10, 2005, either 
reauthorized or added new authorizations for the full range of 
NHTSA programs for fiscal years 2005 through 2009. These 
include highway safety programs (section 402 of title 23, 
U.S.C.), highway safety research and development (section 403 
of title 23, U.S.C.), occupant protection incentive grants 
(section 405 of title 23, U.S.C.), alcohol-impaired driving 
countermeasures incentive grants (section 410 of title 23, 
U.S.C.), and the national driver register (chapter 303 of title 
49, U.S.C.). SAFETEA-LU also enacted new initiatives, such as 
the high visibility enforcement program (section 2009 of 
SAFETEA-LU), motorcyclist safety grants (section 2010 of 
SAFETEA-LU), and child safety and child booster seat safety 
incentive grants (section 2011 of SAFETEA-LU). Finally, 
SAFETEA-LU adopted a number of new motor vehicle safety and 
information provisions, including rulemaking directions to 
reduce vehicle rollover crashes, reduce complete and partial 
ejections of vehicle occupants, and enhance passenger motor 
vehicle occupant protection in side impact crashes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $821,500,000 for NHTSA to maintain 
current programs and continue its mission to save lives, 
prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.
    The following table summarizes the Committee's 
recommendations:


                                                                                                   Committee
                                                            2006 enacted       2007 request      recommendation

Operations and research................................       $230,132,430       $227,250,000       $229,750,000
National driver register...............................          3,960,000          4,000,000          4,000,000
Highway traffic safety grants..........................        572,394,240        583,750,000        587,750,000
    Total..............................................        806,486,670        815,000,000        821,500,000


    The Committee's recommendation provides $6,500,000 over the 
budget request.

                        Operations and Research



                                                                           (Highway trust
                                                      (General fund)           fund)                Total

Appropriation, fiscal year 2006 \1\..............                - - -         $234,092,430         $234,092,430
Budget request, fiscal year 2007.................                - - -          231,250,000          231,250,000
Recommended in the bill..........................          122,000,000          111,750,000          233,750,000
Bill compared to:................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..............         +122,000,000         -122,342,430             -342,430
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007.............         +122,000,000         -119,500,000           +2,500,000

\1\ Includes transfer of funds from FHWA.

    The operations and research appropriations support 
research, demonstrations, technical assistance, and national 
leadership for highway safety programs conducted by state and 
local government, the private sector, universities, research 
units, and various safety associations and organizations. These 
programs emphasize alcohol and drug countermeasures, vehicle 
occupant protection, traffic law enforcement, emergency medical 
and trauma care systems, traffic records and licensing, state 
and community traffic safety evaluations, motorcycle riders, 
pedestrian and bicycle safety, pupil transportation, distracted 
and drowsy driving, young and older driver safety programs, and 
development of improved accident investigation procedures.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2007, NHTSA requested a total of 
$231,250,000 for operations and research activities to be 
funded entirely using contract authority from the highway trust 
fund. This is contrary to current law. Under NHTSA's proposal, 
SAFETEA-LU would be modified to provide additional contract 
authority in place of the current general fund authorization. 
This funding would then be allocated from two different 
accounts. First, NHTSA requested $227,250,000 of contract 
authority from the highway trust fund to finance operations and 
research activities under section 403 of title 23, U.S.C., as 
well as to carry out the provisions of section 301 of title 49, 
U.S.C. and part C of subtitle VI of title 49, U.S.C. Under 
SAFETEA-LU, only section 403 of title 23, U.S.C. is authorized 
with contract authority out of the highway trust fund. This 
funding is also included within the budgetary firewall 
guarantee for highway spending. Second, the budget included 
$4,000,000 for the national driver register, which is 
authorized by SAFETEA-LU with contract authority from the 
highway trust fund and is included within the highway 
guarantee.
    The Committee recommends new budget authority and 
obligation limitations for a total program level of 
$233,750,000, less than a one percent decrease below fiscal 
year 2006. Of this total, $122,000,000 is for operations and 
research from the general fund; $107,750,000 is for section 403 
of title 23, U.S.C., activities from the highway trust fund; 
and $4,000,000 is for the national driver register from the 
highway trust fund. The funding shall be distributed as 
follows:




Salaries and benefits.................................       $75,813,000
Travel................................................         1,364,000
Operating expenses....................................        22,355,000
Contract programs:
    Safety performance (rulemaking)...................        14,155,000
    Safety assurance (enforcement)....................        18,277,000
    Highway traffic safety programs...................        52,390,000
    Research and analysis.............................        66,473,000
    General administration............................           673,000
Grant administration reimbursements...................       -17,750,000
    Total.............................................       233,750,000


    Highlights of and adjustments made to the budget request by 
the Committee's recommendation are described in the following 
paragraphs.

                         ADMINSTRATIVE EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $99,532,000 for salaries and 
benefits, travel, rent, and other operating expenses of NHTSA.
    Additional full time equivalent staff years (FTE).--
Included within these funds, the Committee approves an increase 
of $224,000 to fund two additional FTE--one for the emergency 
medical services program to perform the work required in 
Section 10202 of SAFETEA-LU and one for the E9-1-1 initiative. 
The Committee denies the additional FTE and associated increase 
in funding for the behavioral international activities program 
until such time as the agency can adequately explain the need 
for this increase.

                    SAFETY PERFORMANCE (RULEMAKING)

    NHTSA's safety performance standards (rulemaking) programs 
support the promulgation of federal motor vehicle safety 
standards for motor vehicles and safety-related equipment; 
automotive fuel economy standards required by the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act; international harmonization of vehicle 
standards; and consumer information on motor vehicle safety, 
including the new car assessment program. Consistent with the 
budget request, the Committee provides $14,155,000 for these 
activities.
    New car assessment program (NCAP).--Within the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends $10,500,000 for NCAP.

                     SAFETY ASSURANCE (ENFORCEMENT)

    The Committee recommends $18,277,000, as requested, for 
safety assurance (enforcement) programs to provide support to 
ensure compliance with motor vehicle safety and automotive fuel 
economy standards, investigate safety-related motor vehicle 
defects, enforce federal odometer law, encourage enforcement of 
state odometer law, and conduct safety recalls when warranted. 
The Committee expects NHTSA to use these funds as reflected in 
its budget justification.

                        HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAMS

    NHTSA provides research, demonstrations, technical 
assistance, and national leadership for highway safety programs 
conducted by state and local governments, the private sector, 
universities, research units, and various safety associations 
and organizations. These programs emphasizes alcohol and drug 
countermeasures, vehicle occupant protection, traffic law 
enforcement, emergency medical and trauma care systems, traffic 
records and licensing, state and community evaluation, 
motorcycle riders, pedestrian and bicycle safety, pupil 
transportation, young and older driver safety programs, and 
development of improved accident investigation procedures. The 
Committee recommends $52,390,000 for these programs.
    Mitigating human trauma in vehicle collisions.--Within the 
funds provided, the Committee directs $350,000 to the Worcester 
Polytechnic Institute's Center for Impact Protection Systems to 
continue research focused on mitigating human trauma in vehicle 
collisions through the use of advanced impact attenuation 
design.
    Impaired driving mobilization.--The Committee is greatly 
concerned that the preliminary assessment of the 2005 motor 
vehicle fatality data projects that overall fatalities 
increased by 1.3-percent over 2004. Even more alarming is that 
the early assessment for alcohol-related fatalities increased 
by 278 fatalities, or 1.7 percent, after two consecutive years 
of declining fatalities. The Committee directs NHTSA to 
redouble its efforts to reduce the number of fatalities and, in 
particular, to reduce the number of impaired driving 
fatalities. In that regard, the Committee is aware that NHTSA 
is in the process of developing a new theme for the impaired 
driving high visibility enforcement mobilization which will 
occur in the weeks surrounding the Labor Day holiday. The 
Committee understands that NHTSA has conducted outreach and 
focus groups to identify and select a new theme which should 
emphasize both the danger and consequences of impaired driving. 
Once a new theme is selected, the Committee directs NHTSA to 
develop and implement a comprehensive plan to introduce this 
new theme to the general public. The Committee expects NHTSA's 
inauguration of the new impaired driving theme to receive at 
least an equal level of attention and effort as the agency 
provides to the annual launch of the seat belt enforcement 
mobilization.

                         RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

    The Committee recommends $66,473,000 for research and 
analysis activities to provide motor vehicle safety research 
and development in support of all NHTSA programs, including the 
collection and analysis of crash data to identify safety 
problems, develop alternative solutions, and assess costs, 
benefits, and effectiveness. Research will continue to 
concentrate on improving vehicle crash worthiness and crash 
avoidance, with emphasis on increasing safety belt use, 
decreasing alcohol involvement in crashes, decreasing the 
number of rollover crashes, improving vehicle-to-vehicle crash 
compatibility, and improved data systems.
    Fatality analysis reporting system (FARS).--The Committee 
includes $7,813,000 for FARS, an increase of $750,000 above the 
budget request in order to improve the quality of the data 
collected by FARS. NHTSA is directed to utilize this increase 
to conduct quality control workshops and to establish quality 
control procedures to improve the reporting of restraint usage, 
blood alcohol concentration levels, fires, rollovers and other 
important data.
    National automotive sampling system (NASS).--The NASS 
general estimates system data identifies trends of vehicle 
crashes and the NASS crashworthiness data system provides more 
in-depth and descriptive data in order to quantify the 
relationships between the occupants and vehicles in the real-
world crash environment. The Committee is concerned that the 
number of crashes in which data is collected has dropped to 
about 4,500 cases and therefore provides $12,980,000, an 
increase of $750,000 above the budget request, in order to 
increase the number of cases where data is collected.
    Counterfeit automobile parts.--The Committee is concerned 
about the safety risks posed by the influx of counterfeit 
automobile parts into the U.S. marketplace. The Committee 
provides $1,000,000 for a demonstration project to research 
promising technologies to combat counterfeit auto parts that 
are non-compliant with federal regulations and pose safety 
risks. This project should include measures to track the 
importation of counterfeit and non-compliant auto parts and an 
analysis of supply chains to identify entry points for these 
parts. The Committee encourages NHTSA to work with other 
federal agencies as appropriate, including the U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection.
    National motor vehicle crash causation survey (NMVCCS).--
The Committee provides $7,000,000 for the NMVCCS, which is 
equal to the fiscal year 2005 funding level as requested.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

    The Committee recommends $673,000, as requested, for the 
general administration account to provide program evaluation, 
strategic planning, and economic analysis for agency programs. 
Objective quantitative information about NHTSA's regulatory and 
highway safety programs is gathered to measure their 
effectiveness in achieving objectives. This activity also funds 
development of methods to estimate economic consequences of 
motor vehicle injuries in forms suitable for agency use in 
problem identification, regulatory analysis, priority setting, 
and policy analysis.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................      $122,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +122,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      +122,000,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $122,000,000 for 
operations and research funding as an appropriation from the 
general fund.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)


                                   Liquidation of
                                      contract          Limitation on
                                   authorization         obligations

Appropriation, fiscal year             $232,457,000   ($230,132,430) \1\
 2006.........................
Budget request, fiscal year             227,250,000        (227,250,000)
 2007.........................
Recommended in the bill.......          107,750,000        (107,750,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year         -124,707,000       (-122,382,430)
     2006.....................
    Budget request, fiscal             -119,500,000      (-119,500,000)
     year 2007................

\1\ Includes transfer of funds from FHWA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for liquidation 
of contract authorization of $107,750,000 for payment on 
obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of the 
operations and research program. The Committee's recommendation 
is consistent with the amount of contract authority provided 
under SAFETEA-LU.
    The Committee recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to $107,750,000 for authorized activities 
associated with operations and research.
    The Committee includes bill language that rescinds 
unobligated contract authority authorized from the highway 
trust fund for NHTSA's operation and research activities that 
will not be available for obligation because of limitations on 
obligations imposed on those funds in previous acts.

                        NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)


                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations

Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...         $4,000,000       ($3,960,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2007..          4,000,000        (4,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...........          4,000,000        (4,000,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                  - - -          (+40,000)
     2006.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -            (- - -)
     2007.........................


    This account provides funding to implement and operate the 
national driver register's problem driver pointer system and 
improve traffic safety by assisting state motor vehicle 
administrators in communicating effectively and efficiently 
with other states to identify drivers whose licenses have been 
suspended or revoked for serious traffic offenses such as 
driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a liquidation cash appropriation 
of $4,000,000 from the highway trust fund to pay obligations 
incurred in carrying out the national driver register program. 
The Committee's recommendation is consistent with the amount of 
contract authority provided under SAFETEA-LU.
    The Committee also recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to $4,000,000 for operations and research 
activities associated with the national driver register, of 
which $3,075,000 is for program activities and $925,000 is for 
salaries and benefits.
    The Committee includes bill language that rescinds 
unobligated contract authority authorized for the national 
driver register that will not be available for obligation 
because of limitations on obligations imposed on those funds in 
previous acts.

                     HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)


                                   Liquidation of
                                      contract          Limitation on
                                   authorization         obligations

Appropriation, fiscal year             $578,176,000       ($572,394,240)
 2006.........................
Budget request, fiscal year             583,750,000        (583,750,000)
 2007.........................
Recommended in the bill.......          587,750,000        (587,750,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year           +9,574,000        (+15,355,760)
     2006.....................
    Budget request, fiscal               +4,000,000         (+4,000,000)
     year 2007................


    SAFETEA-LU reauthorizes three state grant programs: highway 
safety programs, occupant protection incentive grants, and 
alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive grants; and 
authorizes for the first time an additional five state grant 
programs: safety belt performance grants, state traffic safety 
information systems improvement grants, high visibility 
enforcement program, child safety and child booster seat safety 
incentive grants, and motorcyclist safety grants.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $587,750,000 in liquidating cash 
from the highway trust fund to pay the outstanding obligations 
of the various highway safety grant programs at the levels 
provided in this Act and prior appropriations Acts. The 
Committee's recommendation is consistent with the amount of 
contract authority provided for highway traffic safety grant 
programs under SAFETEA-LU.
    The Committee continues language limiting the obligations 
to be incurred under the various highway traffic safety grants 
programs. For fiscal year 2007, the Committee has provided 
limitations on obligations at the level prescribed in SAFETEA-
LU, with separate obligation limitations for the following 
funding allocations:

Highway safety programs.................................  ($220,000,000)
Occupant protection incentive grants....................    (25,000,000)
Safety belt performance grants..........................   (124,500,000)
State traffic safety information systems improvements...    (34,500,000)
Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
    grants..............................................   (125,000,000)
High visibility enforcement program.....................    (29,000,000)
Motorcyclist safety.....................................     (6,000,000)
Child safety and child booster seat safety incentive 
    grants..............................................     (6,000,000)

    Bill language.--The bill maintains language that prohibits 
the use of funds for construction, rehabilitation, and 
remodeling costs or for office furnishings or fixtures for 
state, local, or private buildings or structures. Language is 
also continued that limits the amount available for technical 
assistance to $500,000 under section 410 of title 23, U.S.C. 
The Committee continues bill language limiting the amount that 
can be used to conduct the evaluation of the high visibility 
enforcement program to $750,000 in fiscal year 2007.
    Highway safety grants.--SAFETEA-LU reauthorized the state 
and community highway safety formula grant program under 
section 402 of title 23, U.S.C., to support state highway 
safety programs designed to reduce traffic crashes and 
resulting deaths, injuries, and property damage. A state may 
use these grants only for highway safety purposes and at least 
40 percent of these funds are to be expended by political 
subdivisions of the state.
    Occupant protection incentive grants.--SAFETEA-LU amended 
section 405(a) of chapter 4 of title 23, U.S.C., to encourage 
states to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce 
deaths and injuries from riding unrestrained or improperly 
restrained in motor vehicles. A state may use these grant funds 
only to implement and enforce occupant protection programs.
    Safety belt performance grants.--SAFETEA-LU established a 
new program of incentive grants under section 406 of title 23, 
U.S.C., to encourage the enactment and enforcement of laws 
requiring the use of safety belts in passenger motor vehicles. 
A state may use these grant funds for any safety purpose under 
title 23, U.S.C., or for any project that corrects or improves 
a hazardous roadway location or feature or proactively 
addresses highway safety problems. However, at least $1,000,000 
of amounts received by states must be obligated for behavioral 
highway safety activities.
    State traffic safety information systems improvements.--
SAFETEA-LU established a new program of incentive grants under 
section 408 of title 23, U.S.C., to encourage states to adopt 
and implement effective programs to improve the timeliness, 
accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and 
accessibility of state data that is needed to identify 
priorities for national, state, and local highway and traffic 
safety programs; to evaluate the effectiveness of efforts to 
make such improvements; to link these state data systems, 
including traffic records, with other data systems within the 
state; and to improve the compatibility of the state data 
system with national data systems and data systems of other 
states to enhance the ability to observe and analyze national 
trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and 
circumstances. A state may use these grant funds only to 
implement such data improvement programs.
    Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
grants.--SAFETEA-LU amended the alcohol-impaired driving 
countermeasures incentive grant program authorized by section 
410 of title 23, U.S.C., to encourage states to adopt and 
implement effective programs to reduce traffic safety problems 
resulting from individuals driving while under the influence of 
alcohol. A state may use these grant funds to implement the 
impaired driving activities described in the programmatic 
criteria, as well as costs for high visibility enforcement; the 
costs of training and equipment for law enforcement; the costs 
of advertising and educational campaigns that publicize 
checkpoints, increase law enforcement efforts and target 
impaired drivers under 34 years of age; the costs of a state 
impaired operator information system, and the costs of vehicle 
or license plate impoundment.
    High visibility enforcement program.--Section 2009 of 
SAFETEA-LU establishes a new program to administer at least two 
high-visibility traffic safety law enforcement campaigns each 
year to achieve one or both of the following objectives: (1) 
reduce alcohol-impaired or drug-impaired operation of motor 
vehicles; and/or (2) increase the use of safety belts by 
occupants of motor vehicles. These funds may be used to pay for 
the development, production, and use of broadcast and print 
media in carrying out traffic safety law enforcement campaigns.
    Motorcyclist safety.--Section 2010 of SAFETEA-LU 
established a new program of incentive grants to encourage 
states to adopt and implement effective programs to reduce the 
number of single and multi-vehicle crashes involving 
motorcyclists. A state may use these grants funds only for 
motorcyclist safety training and motorcyclist awareness 
programs, including improvement of training curricula, delivery 
of training, recruitment or retention of motorcyclist safety 
instructors, and public awareness and outreach programs.
    Child safety and child booster seat safety incentive 
grants.--Section 2011 of SAFETEA-LU established a new incentive 
grant program to make grants available to states that are 
enforcing a law requiring any child riding in a passenger 
vehicle who is too large to be secured in a child safety seat 
to be secured in a child restraint that meets the requirements 
prescribed under section 3 of Anton's Law (49 U.S.C. 30127 
note; 116 Stat. 2772). These grants may be used only for child 
safety seat and child restraint programs.
    Safe transport of Head Start children.--The Committee 
understands that NHTSA provided input into the regulations 
developed by the Department of Health and Human Services 
regarding the safe transportation of Head Start children. Since 
the issuance of the final regulations, some Head Start grantees 
have reported that their transportation costs have consumed as 
much as 20 percent of the Head Start budget. The Committee 
believes that the safe transport of these children is 
paramount. The Committee directs the Secretary of 
Transportation to work with the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services to identify strategies to ensure the safe transport of 
children participating in a Head Start program. In addition, 
the Committee encourages NHTSA to explore the use of the child 
safety and child booster seat safety incentive grants as a 
means of assistance for the transportation of Head Start 
children.
    Grant administrative expenses.--Section 2001(a)(11) of 
SAFETEA-LU provides funding for salaries and operating expenses 
related to the administration of the grants programs and 
supports the national occupant protection user survey and 
highway safety research programs.
    The Committee includes bill language that rescinds 
unobligated contract authority authorized from the highway 
trust fund for NHTSA's highway safety grant programs that will 
not be available for obligation because of limitations on 
obligations imposed on those funds in previous acts.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 
                             ADMINISTRATION

    Section 140. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides funding for travel and related expenses for state 
management reviews and highway safety core competency 
development training.

                    Federal Railroad Administration

    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is responsible 
for planning, developing, and administering programs to achieve 
safe operating and mechanical practices in the railroad 
industry, as well as managing the high-speed ground 
transportation program. Grants to the National Railroad 
Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) and other financial assistance 
programs serving to rehabilitate and improve the railroad 
industry's physical plant are also administered by FRA.

                         SAFETY AND OPERATIONS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $144,490,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       150,578,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       150,083,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +5,593,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................          -495,000


    The safety and operations account provides support for 
FRA's rail safety and passenger and freight program activities. 
Funding also supports salaries and expenses and other operating 
costs related to FRA staff and programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    A total of $150,083,000 is recommended for safety and 
operations, which is a $5,593,000 increase above the fiscal 
year 2006 enacted level. Of this total, $13,870,890 is 
available until expended. The following adjustments have been 
made to the budget request:




Reduce funding for rail integrity program staff.......         -$397,000
Delete funding for an additional emergency management            -98,000
 coordinator..........................................


    New Positions.--The Committee provides funding for nine new 
rail integrity program staff, as requested. However, the 
Committee reduces funding to reflect quarter-year instead of 
half-year funding. The Committee notes that it has taken longer 
for FRA to hire staff with this type of specialized expertise. 
The Committee provides the requested level for two track safety 
specialists and one operations research analyst, and provides 
half-year funding consistent with the budget request. The 
Committee does not provide the position for emergency 
management coordinator due to budget constraints.

                   RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $54,524,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        34,650,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        34,650,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -19,874,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The railroad research and development appropriation 
provides science and technology support for FRA's rail safety 
rulemaking and enforcement efforts. The objective of this 
program is to reduce the frequency and severity of railroad 
accidents and to provide technical support for rail safety 
rulemaking and enforcement activities. It also stimulates 
technological advances in conventional and high speed 
railroads.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $34,650,000, 
for railroad research and development. Within the funds 
provided $6,435,000 is for positive train control, consistent 
with the budget request.
    Highway crossing hazard elimination on designated high 
speed rail corridors.--The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users 
(SAFETEA-LU) reauthorized the railway-highway crossing hazard 
elimination in high speed rail corridors program under section 
104(d) of title 23, United States Code. In fiscal year 2007, 
SAFETEA-LU authorizes $10,000,000 for this program, $1,750,000 
of which it earmarked. A limited number of corridors are 
eligible for these funds.

            RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

    Public Law 105-178 established the Railroad Rehabilitation 
and Improvement Financing loan and loan guarantee program. The 
aggregate unpaid principal amounts of the obligations may not 
exceed $3,500,000,000 at any one time. Not less than 
$1,000,000,000 is reserved for projects primarily benefiting 
freight railroads other than class I carriers. The funding may 
be used: (1) to acquire, improve, or rehabilitate intermodal or 
rail equipment or facilities, including track, components of 
track, bridges, yards, buildings, or shops; (2) to refinance 
existing debt; or (3) to develop and establish new intermodal 
or railroad facilities. No Federal appropriation is required, 
since a non-Federal infrastructure partner may contribute the 
subsidy amount required by the Credit Reform Act of 1990 in the 
form of a credit risk premium. Once received, statutorily 
established investigation charges are immediately available for 
appraisals and necessary determinations and findings. The 
budget recommends rescinding the program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not repeal the railroad rehabilitation 
and improvement program, as proposed by the President's budget. 
The Committee continues bill language specifying that no new 
direct loans or loan guarantee commitments may be made using 
federal funds for the payment of any credit premium amount 
during fiscal year 2007.

         Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation


                                (Amtrak)





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $1,293,550,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       900,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       900,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      -393,550,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) was 
created by the Rail Passenger Service Act (RSPA) in 1970 and 
incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. 
Operations began on May 1, 1971. Amtrak's purpose was to 
operate a national rail passenger system to relieve the freight 
railroads of the burden of money-losing passenger operations 
and to preserve rail passenger service over a national system. 
It was created as a for-profit government corporation that was 
granted the right for access to the tracks owned by the freight 
railroads at incremental cost and with operating priority over 
freight trains. Amtrak was also granted jurisdiction to provide 
intercity rail transportation over its route system. The 
framers of RSPA believed that after a few transitional years, 
Amtrak would make a profit and free itself from government 
assistance.

                            STATUS OF AMTRAK

    After years of increasing subsidizes with little reform, 
Congress passed the Amtrak Reform and Accountability Act in 
1997 (ARAA). The ARAA sought to impose change on the 
Corporation by providing the Corporation the flexibility to 
decide which routes and services it provided and by setting a 
specific time-frame for Amtrak to become operationally self-
sufficient. The Act required Amtrak to eliminate its operating 
budget shortfall and become self sufficient by the end of 2002. 
Although Amtrak insisted it would meet this mandate, it did 
not. In fact, in its February 2002 report, the Amtrak Reform 
Council found that Amtrak's financial performance since 
enactment of the ARAA deteriorated to such a degree that the 
railroad was weaker by the end of 2001 than it was prior to the 
enactment in 1997. Instead of exploring ways to run the 
business more efficiently through controlling expenses, Amtrak 
embarked on a series of high cost investments, including 
implementing high-speed rail service on the Boston, New York 
City, and Washington Northeast Corridor expecting that such 
service would generate significant new net revenues after all 
expenses had been covered. However, Amtrak's high-speed service 
took too long, was extremely costly to implement, and continues 
to suffer from technical problems.
    While Amtrak was representing to Congress that it was on 
the ``glidepath'' to self-sufficiency, it was deferring 
essential capital investments on the Northeast Corridor and 
financing increasing amounts of its operating expenses through 
a strategy of desperation by borrowing against its assets to 
pay for day-to-day operations. Amtrak's outstanding debt soared 
and today, the Corporation is shackled by the legacy of its 
failures with annual debt service that approximates 
$300,000,000 per year. By 2001, Amtrak was forced to mortgage 
its right to use Pennsylvania Station in New York City--the 
most intensely used passenger facility of any kind in the 
United States, through which 40 percent of Amtrak's passengers 
pass--just to pay its employees and buy fuel to get through 
another year. Again in 2002, Amtrak was forced to borrow 
another $100,000,000, this time from the Department of 
Transportation, and seek a $205,000,000 supplemental 
appropriation, just to meet operating expenses. By this time, 
the deferred maintenance on Amtrak-owned capital assets was 
driving operating expenses up as more day-to-day maintenance 
was required. Reliability, as measured by on-time performance 
was dropping. Amtrak was in a downward spiral that, absent 
significantly greater infusions of Federal funds, would 
inevitably end up with the corporation bankrupt.
    Every informed observer of the intercity passenger rail 
service situation in the U.S.--from the Administration and the 
Department of Transportation, to the Government Accountability 
Office, to Amtrak's Board of Directors themselves--all agree 
that the current model for providing intercity passenger 
service is in need of significant reform. The status quo 
continues to produce financial instability and poor service 
quality. Despite multiple efforts over the years to reform 
Amtrak, the system continues to limp along, is never in a 
state-of-good-repair, awash in debt, and perpetually on the 
edge of collapse. In the end, Amtrak has been tasked to be all 
things to all people, but the model under which it operates 
leaves many unsatisfied.
    The authorization for Amtrak contained in the ARAA expired 
in 2002. Amtrak's request for funding in fiscal year 2007 is 
triple the level of appropriations provided for the benefit of 
the Corporation as recently as fiscal year 2001, a rate of 
growth almost unparalleled for domestic programs in these 
difficult budget times. Not only has no reauthorization been 
enacted, no reauthorization with meaningful reform that could 
address the insatiable demand of Amtrak for more Federal 
dollars has passed either body of Congress. The Appropriations 
Committee has been forced to single-handedly impose reforms on 
Amtrak. Amtrak has lacked the initiative or inspiration to 
reform itself, and in the past, has appeared only to implement 
reluctantly required Congressional reforms.
    However, it appears that Amtrak now understands the need to 
reform. Although Amtrak continues to operate with substantial 
losses on each line, the railroad is approaching a place of 
financial accountability. According to the DOT Inspector 
General, the Amtrak Board of Directors and current management 
seem committed to reform, efficiency improvements are beginning 
to be implemented and some reductions in required operating 
subsidies are being realized. Because reforms require sustained 
commitment, and Amtrak has had problems maintaining such 
commitment, this Committee and the American taxpayer cannot 
afford to loosen the reins. Therefore, the Committee continues 
to build on the reforms contained in prior appropriations Acts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $900,000,000 for grants to Amtrak 
in fiscal year 2007, consistent with the budget request. The 
Committee amends the fiscal year 2006 account structure, and 
provides these funds in two accounts--capital and debt service 
grants and efficiency incentive grants. The Committee continues 
many reporting and grant making provisions contained in prior 
appropriations Acts and includes a number of reforms that build 
on the initiatives of prior years.

                      EFFICIENCY INCENTIVE GRANTS

    The Committee provides $400,000,000 to the Secretary of 
Transportation to make operating subsidy grants to Amtrak. 
Similar to the fiscal year 2006 Act, Amtrak must first submit 
grant requests to the Secretary and include a detailed 
financial analysis with revenue and capital expenditures 
justifying federal support for each train route. The Secretary 
may condition the award of grant funds on reform requirements 
and progress toward such reforms. Before any grants containing 
new routes are released, the DOT Inspector General must perform 
a review to determine the financial and operational short and 
long-term implications and report that information to the 
Secretary. The bill does not allow funds to be used for 
operating expenses, including advance purchase orders that are 
not approved by the Secretary and in the corporation's fiscal 
year 2007 business plan.
    The bill sets aside $60,000,000 to carry out directed 
service for commuter rail operations in the event that Amtrak 
is forced to cease operations.
    The bill mandates that Amtrak achieve operational 
efficiencies in food and beverage, first class service, and 
overhead expenses and continues to require the DOT IG to submit 
quarterly reports tracking Amtrak's progress in this area. 
Consistent with the fiscal year 2006 Act, the Secretary is 
prohibited from subsidizing losses in food and beverage or 
sleeper car service if the IG cannot certify by July 1, 2007 
that Amtrak has achieved savings.
    The Committee notes that Amtrak has taken steps to reduce 
its losses on food and beverage service and has begun 
discussing strategies to reduce losses on its first class 
service. The Committee directs Amtrak to transmit to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriation within 120 days of 
enactment detailed plans to improve food and beverage service 
and first class service (including sleeper car service) so that 
these programs are revenue neutral on a fully allocated basis 
by September 30, 2008. The Committee requires quarterly 
progress reports thereafter.
    The Committee notes that in Amtrak's fiscal year 2007 grant 
request package, a total of $293,700,000 remains unallocated to 
any route or line of business. The bill thus requires Amtrak to 
provide an accounting of its overhead expenses as of October 1, 
2006 and detail allocated and unallocated amounts. This report 
must also include a plan to reduce system overhead expenses by 
10 percent annually.
    The Committee notes that outsourcing reservation services 
and the use of electronic ticketing is commonplace in other 
transportation sectors. Therefore, the Committee directs this 
report to include information on expenses associated with 
intercity passenger rail reservations and ticketing, and a 
comparison of expenses to those associated with domestic 
airlines and intercity bus service. Amtrak shall explore 
technology enhancements including electronic ticketing to 
determine the operational and financial ramifications. The bill 
includes a provision that Amtrak shall reduce its overhead 
expenses by 10 percent annually.
    If the IG deems the funding necessary, the bill allows up 
to $5,000,000 for the continued development of the managerial 
cost accounting system. Within 30 days of development, the IG 
is directed to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the 
system and how it can be implemented to improve Amtrak decision 
making.
    The bill also includes a provision directing Amtrak to 
submit within 120 days of enactment to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations, a detailed plan for accounting 
system improvements including the integration with other 
processes. This will allow for more informed decisions-making 
associated with the financial ramification of proposed changes 
to routes and services. The plan shall also ensure that 
Amtrak's Route Profitability System (RPS) provides more current 
and accurate information on revenues and expenses on all routes 
and services, including unallocated expenses.
    The bill continues a provision directing Amtrak to transmit 
its Board approved business plan to the Secretary, the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on 
Commerce, Science and Transportation under 49 USC 24104(a), and 
monthly reports in electronic format regarding the pending 
business plan and justification for any sole source contract 
awards. In addition, the Committee expects that Amtrak will 
submit its annual operations report as required by 49 USC 
24315.
    The bill continues to require Amtrak to repay its loan to 
the Department of Transportation, and continues a provision 
that prohibits funding on routes where Amtrak is offering 50 
percent or more off the normal, peak fare.

                    CAPITAL AND DEBT SERVICE GRANTS

    The Committee provides $500,000,000 for capital grants to 
Amtrak, of which no more than $280,000,000 is for debt service 
payments. Amtrak must first submit grant requests to the 
Secretary justifying federal support for each capital project. 
The bill does not allow funds to be used to subsidize operating 
losses or for capital projects that are not approved by the 
Secretary and in the corporation's fiscal year 2007 business 
plan.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

    Section 150. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows FRA to purchase promotional items for Operation 
Lifesaver.

                     Federal Transit Administration

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was established as 
a component of the Department of Transportation on July 1, 
1968, when most of the functions and programs under the Federal 
Transit Act (78 Stat. 302; 49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) were 
transferred from the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. Known as the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration until enactment of the Intermodal Surface 
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the Federal Transit 
Administration administers federal financial assistance 
programs for planning, developing, and improving comprehensive 
mass transportation systems in both urban and non-urban areas.
    Authorization for programs under the Federal Transit 
Administration is contained in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users 
(SAFETEA-LU) (P.L. 109-59). Annual appropriations acts provide 
funding by annual limitations on obligations for the formula 
and bus grants only. Direct appropriations of budget authority 
from the General Fund of the Treasury is provided for 
administrative expenses, research programs, and capital 
investment grants.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $79,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        85,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        85,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +5,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $85,000,000 for FTA's salaries and 
expenses, an increase of $5,800,000 over the fiscal year 2006 
funding level and the same as the budget request as directed by 
SAFETEA-LU.
    Should the Committee have had the authority to determine 
basic salaries and expenses of the FTA, the Committee's 
recommendation would have assumed reductions totaling 
$2,000,000 from the budget request, and directed the reductions 
in three areas First, while the Committee commends FTA on the 
ability ``to make program decisions based on information beyond 
anecdotes and prior-year funding levels,'' the goal of getting 
to or maintaining ``green'' is not an acceptable or thorough 
justification for $1,535,000 as proposed for budget performance 
and integration. The Committee did not determine what 
activities or performance goals would constitute ``green,'' or 
what factors would be measured in accountability agreements 
with the DOT leadership, and therefore sees little reason to 
fund such activities.
    Second, the Committee would not have provided funds for FTA 
to centralize Federal grant making as described under Research 
and University Research Centers. FTA has already created a 
grant program, and the Committee has chosen to continue funds 
for that already successful investment. The Committee sees 
little reason to fund duplicative programs and directs FTA to 
refrain from transferring or utilizing funds (up to $494,000) 
for this purpose.
    Third, the Committee would not have provided $279,000 as 
requested for continued competitive sourcing activities. In the 
opinion of the Committee, the greatest savings will come from 
not providing the funds.
    The Committee recommends funding for offices at the 
following levels:

Office of the Administrator.............................      $1,063,000
Office of Administration................................       7,654,000
Office of Chief Counsel.................................       4,273,000
Office of Communications and Congressional Affairs......       1,394,000
Office of Program Management............................       8,403,000
Office of Budget and Policy.............................       9,259,000
Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation........       4,876,000
Office of Civil Rights..................................       3,272,000
Office of Planning and Environment......................       4,718,000
Regional Total..........................................      22,420,000
Central Account.........................................      17,668,000

    The administrator is authorized to transfer funding between 
offices. Any transfers totaling more than five percent of the 
initial appropriation from this account must be approved by the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    The Committee continues the direction to FTA to submit 
future budget justifications in a similar format to the fiscal 
year 2007 budget materials, consistent with the instruction 
provided in House Report 109-153. With the companion new starts 
report, FTA has significantly improved the documents and 
information submitted to the Committees on Appropriations. The 
Committee has again included language requiring FTA to submit 
the annual new starts report with the initial submission of the 
budget request due in February, 2007.
    Transit security.--The Committee reiterates its direction 
as stated in House Report 108-671 regarding transit security. 
The Committee's position remains that the Department of 
Homeland Security is the lead agency on transportation 
security. As stated on the TSA website: ``All new improvements 
will be coordinated with the Transportation Security 
Administration (TSA) which has overall responsibility for 
transportation security among all modes of transportation, 
including rail and transit lines.'' As such, the Committee 
recommends the same number of FTE for the security office as 
provided in fiscal year 2005.
    Project management oversight activities.--The Committee 
directs FTA to continue reporting monthly to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations on the status of each 
project with a full funding grant agreement or is within two 
years of a full funding grant agreement. The Committee finds 
the monthly updates informative and a useful oversight tool.
    To further support oversight activities, the bill continues 
a provision requiring FTA to reimburse the Department of 
Transportation Office of Inspector General $2,000,000 from 
funds available for contract execution for costs associated 
with audits and investigations of transit-related issues, 
including reviews of new fixed guideway systems. The Committee 
directs the Inspector General to continue such oversight 
activities in fiscal year 2007.
    Full funding grant agreements (FFGAs).--TEA-21, as amended, 
requires that the FTA notify the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations as well as the House Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Banking sixty 
days before executing a full funding grant agreement. In its 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, the Committee directs the FTA to include the 
following: (1) a copy of the proposed full funding grant 
agreement; (2) the total and annual federal appropriations 
required for that project; (3) yearly and total federal 
appropriations that can be reasonably planned or anticipated 
for future FFGAs for each fiscal year through 2007; (4) a 
detailed analysis of annual commitments for current and 
anticipated FFGAs against the program authorization; (5) an 
evaluation of whether the alternatives analysis made by the 
applicant fully assessed all viable alternatives; (6) a 
financial analysis of the project's cost and sponsor's ability 
to finance the project, which shall be conducted by an 
independent examiner and which shall include an assessment of 
the capital cost estimate and the finance plan; (7) the source 
and security of all public- and private-sector financial 
instruments; (8) the project's operating plan, which enumerates 
the project's future revenue and ridership forecasts; and (9) a 
listing of all planned contingencies and possible risks 
associated with the project.
    The Committee continues the direction to FTA to inform the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in writing thirty 
days before approving schedule, scope, or budget changes to any 
full funding grant agreement. Correspondence relating to 
changes shall include any budget revisions or program changes 
that materially alter the project as originally stipulated in 
the full funding grant agreement, including any proposed change 
in rail car procurements.

                         FORMULA AND BUS GRANTS

                  (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORITY)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)




Obligation limitation, fiscal year 2006...............    $6,910,132,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     7,262,775,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     7,262,775,000
Bill compared with:
    Obligation limitation, fiscal year 2006...........      +352,643,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    Formula grants to states and local agencies funded under 
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) fall into the 
following categories: Alaska Railroad, clean fuels grant 
program, over-the-road bus accessibility program, urbanized 
area formula grants, bus and bus facility grants, fixed 
guideway modernization, planning programs (both metropolitan 
and statewide), formula grants for special needs for elderly 
individuals and individuals with disabilities, formula grants 
for other than urbanized areas, job access and reverse commute 
formula program, new freedom program, growing states and high 
density states formula, National Transit Database, alternatives 
analysis, and alternative transportation in parks and public 
lands. Contract authority from the Mass Transit Account of the 
Highway Trust Fund was provided under SAFETEA-LU. This 
appropriations Act provides the obligation limitation for such 
authority. This account is the only FTA account funded from the 
Highway Trust Fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The accompanying bill provides $7,262,775,000 in obligation 
limitations for transit formula and bus grants as authorized in 
SAFETEA-LU and is consistent with the budget request and rules 
of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Committee's 
recommendation does include a cancellation of $28,661,000 in 
unobligated prior year balances of grant funds as proposed in 
the budget request. This rescission will not affect any on-
going project or grant.
    Under the obligation limitation provided, SAFETEA-LU 
mandates funding levels for the various programs under this 
account. The Committee makes no changes to the set-asides 
contained in SAFETEA-LU.
    The Committee has included a new administrative provision, 
as proposed in the budget request. Section 163 allows FTA to 
provide grants for 100 percent of the net capital cost of a 
factory-installed or retrofitted hybrid electric bus system. 
This new authority, plus the $45,000,000 provided under 
SAFETEA-LU for the clean fuels grant program, is a good 
response to the direction in House Report 109-307 encouraging 
FTA to provide more incentives for hybrid electric bus systems.
    The Committee has heard from a number of communities and 
transit agencies adversely affected by the SAFETEA-LU change to 
the Jobs Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) program. Prior to 
SAFETEA-LU, JARC was funded as a separate account to meet 
specific transit needs of low income populations and those 
needing transit to underserved areas. With SAFETEA-LU, JARC was 
merged into the larger Formula and Bus Grants account, and 
funds may be spread too thinly. The Committee directs the 
administrator to report by May 4, 2007 on the effects of this 
change on the ability of former recipients of JARC funds to 
meet the goals of the program.
    Of the funds provided for alternatives analysis, the 
Committee directs funds for the following priorities, as 
eligible under existing law:

Jupiter Corridor, FL....................................        $250,000
Atlanta MARTA North Line Corridor, Georgia..............         250,000
Belt Line/C-Loop Project, Atlanta, GA...................         250,000
Honolulu High Capacity Transit Project, HI..............         250,000
Illinois Valley Commuter Rail, IL.......................         250,000
North Shore Corridor and Blue Line Extension, MA........         250,000
ITP/Rapid Travel, MI....................................         250,000
North Shore Passenger Rail, Staten Island, NY...........         250,000
Lane Transit District, Pioneer Parkway EmX Corridor, OR.         250,000
Allengheny County--East-West Corridor Rapid Transit, PA.         250,000
Denton County Transportation Authority Fixed Guideway, 
    TX..................................................         250,000

    Of the funds provided for bus and bus facilities, the 
Committee directs funds for the following priorities, as 
eligible under existing law:

AL  Multimodal Downtown Parking System/Dallas Branch....        $600,000
AR  State of Arkansas, Bus and Bus Facilities Sec 5309..       4,000,000
AZ  East Valley Bus Maintenace Facility Tempe...........       1,500,000
AZ  Main Street Bus Rapid Transit, Mesa.................       1,000,000
AZ  Phoenix 27th Avenue/Baseline Park-and-Ride..........       1,000,000
AZ  Phoenix/Glendale Express Expansion Buses............       1,000,000
AZ  Phoenix/Glendale West Valley Operation Facility.....       1,000,000
AZ  Tucson Alternate Fuel Replacement Buses.............       1,000,000
CA  Anaheim Regional Trans. Intermodal Center, Orange 
    County..............................................         400,000
CA  Beach Cities Transit Coastal Shuttle Capital 
    Equipment...........................................         500,000
CA  City of Modesto Bus Maintenace Facility.............       1,200,000
CA  City of Santa Maria Intermodal Transit Center.......         300,000
CA  Clean-Air Buses for Cerritos........................         300,000
CA  San Joaquin Regional Transit District County 
    Facility Construction Project.......................         500,000
CA  East County Bus Maintenance Facility, El Cajon......       1,500,000
CA  East Los Angeles College Busway, Monterey Park......         150,000
CA  Eastern Contra Costa County Park and Ride Lots......         400,000
CA  Ed Roberts Campus, Berkeley.........................         550,000
CA  Expand and Improve Yolobus Operations, Yolo County..         200,000
CA  Fairfield/Vacaville Intermodal Station..............         850,000
CA  Foothill Transit, San Gabriel Valley................       2,000,000
CA  Humboldt Transit Authority Maintenance Facility.....         400,000
CA  LACMTA La Cienega Intermodal Transfer Facility......         400,000
CA  LAMTA Paratransit Services..........................         250,000
CA  Los Angeles Southwest College Bus Shelter...........         450,000
CA  Monrovia Transit Village............................       1,000,000
CA  Monterey Salinas Transit, Monterey..................         500,000
CA  MTOC Bus and Bus Facility Project...................       2,700,000
CA  Northridge Transit Center, Northridge, Los Angeles 
    County..............................................         100,000
CA  Orange Line Safety Improvements Los Angeles, Los 
    Angeles County......................................         500,000
CA  Pacific Station Multimodal Center, Santa Cruz.......         500,000
CA  Placerville Station II..............................         350,000
CA  Regional Bus Replacement, San Diego County..........         450,000
CA  Rio Hondo College Public Transit Pilot Program......         200,000
CA  Riverside and Corona Transit Centers................       1,250,000
CA  Riverside Transit Agency Bus Stop Upgrades..........         250,000
CA  Sam Trans Revenue Collection System.................         500,000
CA  San Francisco MTA Bus and Bus Facility Upgrades.....       3,000,000
CA  San Luis Rey Transit Center.........................         500,000
CA  Senior Transit Bus, South El Monte..................          80,000
CA  South Coast Area Transit Bus Facility Construction..         200,000
CA  South Coast Area Transit Bus Replacement............         200,000
CA  Street Shuttle Buses for Artesia....................         200,000
CA  Sunline Transit Agency Bus Replacement..............         500,000
CA  Transit Center Parking Structure, Baldwin Park......         150,000
CA  Union City Intermodal Station, Union City...........         400,000
CA  Yosemite Regional Area Transportation System........         300,000
CO  Colorado Transit Coalition-Statewide Bus and Bus 
    Facilities..........................................       2,000,000
CT  Bridgeport Intermodal Transportation Center.........       1,250,000
CT  Hartford Downtown Circulator........................         500,000
CT  New Britain-Hartford Busway.........................       1,000,000
CT  SEAT Transit Project for Norwich....................         750,000
CT  South Norwalk Intermodal Facility Phase 2...........       1,000,000
CT  West Haven Intermodal Station.......................       1,200,000
DC  Union Station (ITC).................................       1,500,000
FL  7th Avenue Transit Hub, Miami.......................         600,000
FL  Additional 40-Foot Buses, Palm Beach County.........         200,000
FL  AVL and UAFC Palm Tran, Palm Beach County...........         250,000
FL  Broward County Alternative Fuel Buses...............         300,000
FL  Broward County Southwest Transit Facility...........       1,000,000
FL  Bus and Bus Facilities, St. Johns COA...............         750,000
FL  Bus and Bus Facilities, St. Lucie County............       1,500,000
FL  City of Gainesville RTS, Buses......................         200,000
FL  City of Orlando LYNX, Buses.........................         200,000
FL  CTCP, Jacksonville Transportation Authority.........         500,000
FL  HART Operations Facility, Tampa.....................       1,000,000
FL  Hydrogen Fuel Cell Initiative, Tallahassee..........         500,000
FL  Lakeland Area Citrus Connection Transit.............         400,000
FL  LYNX Buses, Orland..................................         500,000
FL  Miami Lakes Transit Program.........................         500,000
FL  Miramar Eastern Transit Hub and Community Center....         200,000
FL  Palm Beach Gardens Public Transportation Program....         750,000
FL  Replacement of Six Mini-Buses for WHAT..............         400,000
FL  SFRTA Smart Card....................................         800,000
FL  SFRTA Station Improvements..........................         500,000
FL  StarMetro Intelligent Transportation System.........         500,000
FL  Trolley System for Boynton Beach....................         400,000
FL  Winter Haven Transit Authority......................         150,000
GA  Augusta Public Transit, Bus and Bus Facilities......         200,000
GA  Buses for Macon Transit Authority...................         200,000
GA  Chatham Area Transit, Bus and Bus Facilities........       1,000,000
GA  City of Moultrie Intermodal Facility................         300,000
GA  MARTA Bus Acquisition Program, Atlanta..............         500,000
GA  Moultrie Intermodal Facility........................         150,000
IA  10 Heavy-Duty Buses, Cedar Rapids...................         250,000
IA  Johnson County Para-transit Facility................         250,000
ID  Idaho Transit Coalition Buses and Bus Facilities....       4,000,000
IL  Berwyn Intermodal Transit Facility..................         550,000
IL  Chicago Transit Authority, Bus and Bus Facilities...         500,000
IL  Grand Avenue Transit Signal Priority, Lake County...         320,000
IL  Interfaith House, Chicago, Wheel Chair Accessible 
    Van.................................................          75,000
IL  Normal Multimodal Transportation Center.............         500,000
IL  PACE Lincoln Highway TSP, Joliet....................         480,000
IL  Pace Suburban Bus for Interactive Voice System......         250,000
IL  Pace Suburban Bus Roosevelt Road TSP................         300,000
IL  Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights................         800,000
IL  Pace, MDTs for Chicago Paratrait Vehicles...........         400,000
IL  River Valley Metro, Kankakee........................       2,000,000
IL  Statewide Bus Request...............................       3,000,000
IN  Bloomington Transit replacement buses...............         750,000
IN  Downtown Transit Center, Indianapolis...............         300,000
IN  Fort Wayne Citilink.................................         400,000
IN  INDOT Electric Hybrid Bus Initiative................         200,000
IN  Transit Acquisition and Intermodal Facility Project.         500,000
KS  City of Lawrence Bus Maintenance Facility...........         250,000
KS  Johnson County Transit Bus Replacement..............         500,000
KS  Kansas City Area Transit Authority Bus Replacement..         250,000
KS  Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority...............         750,000
KY  Unified Government of Wyandotte Co/KCK Transit......         750,000
KY  Fulton Transit Authority............................         250,000
KY  Pennyrile Allied Community Services.................          94,000
KY  TANK Bus Replacement................................         750,000
KY  Transportation Cabinet..............................         400,000
LA  Historic Streetcar Restoration, New Orleans.........         320,000
MA  Attleboro Intermodal Center, Attleboro..............         100,000
MA  BRTA/TANB Vehicles..................................         160,000
MA  Bus Fleet Replacement Project, WRTA, Worcester......         300,000
MA  Community Transit Service Dial-A-Ride Athol.........         600,000
MA  Community Transit Service, Athol Station............         400,000
MA  Construciton of Amesbury Bus Facility...............         300,000
MA  Council on Aging, LRTA Buses........................          75,000
MA  Fitchburg Intermodal Parking Garage.................         500,000
MA  FRTA Bus Replacement................................         720,000
MA  Malden Massachusetts Shuttle Bus Service............         300,000
MA  MART Gardner Storage/Maintenance Facility...........       1,000,000
MA  MART Leominster Commuter Parking....................       4,500,000
MA  MART Storage, Leominster............................       1,600,000
MA  MART Vehicle Replacement............................       1,200,000
MA  Merrimack Valley RTA Buses..........................         225,000
MA  Newton Rapid Transit Handicap Access Improvements...         500,000
MA  Rockport Station Improvements.......................         200,000
MA  Salem and Saugus Senior Buses and Vans..............         150,000
MD  APG Multi-Modal Trans. Center, Aberdeen.............         500,000
MD  Bi-County Transit Center, Langley Park..............         300,000
MD  Maryland Transit Administration Bus Replacement.....       1,500,000
ME  Statewide Buses and Bus Facilities..................         500,000
MI  Ann Arbor Transportation Authority Transit Center...       1,800,000
MI  Cadillac/Wexford Transit Authority..................       1,000,000
MI  CATA Bus Purchase, Lansing..........................         500,000
MI  City of Detroit, Bus Replacement....................       3,225,000
MI  County Connection, LLC, Midland.....................         500,000
MI  Eaton County Public Transportation Authority........         250,000
MI  Greater Lapeer Transportation Authority.............         300,000
MI  Ionia Dial-A-Ride Vehicle Acquisition...............         148,000
MI  Isabella County Transportation Commission...........         500,000
MI  ITP/The Rapid Hybrid-Electric Bus Acquisition.......         500,000
MI  Jackson County Large Bus Replacement................         500,000
MI  Kalamazoo Metropolitan Transit......................       1,500,000
MI  Mecosta Osceola Transit Authority, Big Rapids.......         300,000
MI  Sanilac Transportation Authority....................         300,000
MI  SMART Capital Budget................................       1,000,000
MI  The City of Alma, Gratiot County....................         628,000
MI  Twin Cities Dial-A-Ride.............................         100,000
MN  Union Depot, St. Paul, Ramsey County................         550,000
MO  City of Springfield, Intermodal Parking Facility....       3,500,000
MO  Columbia Transit....................................         250,000
MO  Franklin County Transit.............................         176,800
MO  Serve Inc...........................................          36,800
MO  St. Louis, MO Metro Bus and Paratransit Rolling 
    Stock...............................................         500,000
MS  Coast Transit Authority, Bus Fleet..................         300,000
NC  City of Raleigh Replacement and Expansion Buses.....         400,000
NC  Intermodal Transportaiton Facility, Winston-Salem...         500,000
NC  North Carolina PART Park and Ride Facilities........         500,000
NC  Statewide Bus and Bus Facilities....................       1,800,000
ND  North Dakota State Wide Transit.....................         500,000
NJ  BurLink Service, Mt. Holly, Burlington County.......         990,000
NJ  Morris County Intermodal Park and Ride..............       1,000,000
NJ  Morristown Historic Station Park and Ride...........         200,000
NJ  Newark Penn Station, Newark.........................         750,000
NJ  Northern New Jersey Intermodal Stations and Park 
    N'Rides.............................................       3,000,000
NJ  Ocean Ride, Vehicle Replacement, Ocean County.......         250,000
NJ  Passaic/Bergen Intermodal Facilities and Rolling 
    Stock...............................................         700,000
NJ  South Amboy NJ Regional Intermodal Transportation...         300,000
NJ  Trenton Intermodal Transportation System............         200,000
NJ  Upper Montclair Intermodal Facility.................         200,000
NV  Central City Intermodal Transportation Terminal.....         350,000
NV  Reno/Sparks Intermodal Transportation Terminals.....         500,000
NY  Central NY Regional Transportation Authority........       1,000,000
NY  Clean Fuel Bus Enhancements, Brookhaven, Suffolk 
    County..............................................         250,000
NY  GJDCorp. Jamaica Intermodal Facilities..............         200,000
NY  Nassau County HUB...................................         250,000
NY  Port Chester New York Intermodal Transit Center Bus 
    Bays................................................         750,000
NY  West 65th St Lincoln Center Area Bus Shelter 
    Improvements........................................       1,000,000
OH  Central OH Transit Authority, Paratransit Facility..         300,000
OH  KSU Multimodal Transportation Facility, Kent........         300,000
OH  Lucas County Bio-Diesel Bus/Public Vehicle Fleet....         500,000
OH  Portage Area Regional Transit Authority, Kent.......         500,000
OH  Senior Transportation Connection Cuyahoga...........         250,000
OH  Uptown Crossings Parking/Intermodal Bus Facility....         750,000
OH  West Price Hill Park and Ride.......................         400,000
OK  Metro Transit Oklahoma City, COTPA Bus Replacement..       1,000,000
OK  Tulsa Transit Section 5309 Capital Appropriations...         500,000
OR  Bus Facilities and Property Acquisition, Yamhill 
    County..............................................         150,000
OR  Salem-Keizer Transit................................         200,000
PA  BARTA Franklin Street Station, Reading..............       1,000,000
PA  Capital Area Transit................................         500,000
PA  Centre Area Transportation Authority................       1,200,000
PA  Church Street Transportation Intermodal.............         750,000
PA  County of Lebanon Transit Authority.................         200,000
PA  Cranberry Area Transit Initiative...................         250,000
PA  DuFAST Transit Authority Bus Replacement............         600,000
PA  Expansion of the Scranton Electric Trolley System...         250,000
PA  Fayette County Area Coordinated Transportation......         500,000
PA  Queen Street Station, Phase II, Lancaster...........         500,000
PA  RRTA Bus Replacement Program, Lancaster.............         250,000
PA  Schuykill Transportation System.....................         300,000
PA  York County Pennsylvania Transit Transfer Center....         500,000
PA  York County Transit Authority, York County..........         256,000
TN  Memphis Airport Intermodal Facility.................         400,000
TN  Tennessee Statewide Buses...........................       3,000,000
TX  Brazos Transit District, The Woodlands Express......         250,000
TX  Cap Metro S IH35 Park and Ride Facility, Austin.....       1,000,000
TX  Cap Metro-Oak Hill Park and Ride Facility, Austin...       1,000,000
TX  Capital Metro, Rapid Bus Project, Austin............         250,000
TX  City of Abilene CitiLink............................         500,000
TX  City of Lubbock Citibus Improvement.................         500,000
TX  Corpus Christi RTA Bus and Bus Facilities...........         250,000
TX  Denton County Transportation Authority, Buses.......         250,000
TX  East Texas Service Area Bus Replacement.............         250,000
TX  El Paso Bus Replacement.............................         200,000
TX  VIA San Antonio Bus and Facility Modernization......         400,000
UT  West Valley City, Utah, Intermodal Terminal Project.       1,000,000
VA  Fairfax County, REX Public Transit Initiative.......         250,000
VA  Greater Lynchburg Transit Bus Replacement...........         500,000
VA  Greater Richmond Transit Company....................         500,000
VA  Hampton Roads Southwide Bus Facility................       2,000,000
VA  I-66/Vienna Metro Accessibility Improvements........       2,000,000
VI  VITRAN..............................................         200,000
VT  Statewide Fleet Replacement and Capital Assistance..         150,000
VT   Multi-Modal Transportation Facility Bennington.....         250,000
WA  SW King County-Highline CC Intermodal Transit 
    Facility and Parking Garage.........................         200,000
WA  Intercity Transit Multimodal Facility...............         350,000
WA  Mercer Island Park and Ride, Mercer Island..........         500,000
WI  Wisconsin 7th District Bus and Bus Facilities.......       1,500,000
WI  Wisconsin Bus Capital...............................       4,000,000
WI  Wisconsin Statewide Bus and Bus Facilities..........       3,000,000

                RESEARCH AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTERS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $74,448,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        61,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        65,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -9,448,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +4,000,000


    Grants for transit research are authorized by the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) (SAFETEA-LU). Starting in 
fiscal year 2006, activities formerly under the ``Transit 
Planning and Research'' account are now under the ``Formula and 
Bus Grants'' account. The National Research program, the 
Transit Cooperative Research Program, and the National 
Institute are funded under this new heading.
    Funding for the National Research programs will be used to 
cover costs for FTA's essential safety and security activities 
and transit safety data collection. Under the national 
component of the program, FTA is a catalyst in the research, 
development and deployment of transportation methods and 
technologies which address issues such as accessibility for the 
disabled, air quality, traffic congestion, and transit services 
and operational improvements. The University Research Centers 
program will provide continued support for research education 
and technology transfer activities aimed at addressing regional 
and national transportation problems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $65,000,000 for research 
activities of FTA, $9,448,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
funding level and $4,000,000 above the budget request. Of the 
funds provided, consistent with SAFETEA-LU, the Committee's 
recommendation includes $9,300,000 for transit cooperative 
research, $4,300,000 for the National Transit Institute, and 
$7,000,000 for the university centers program.
    Consistent with the responsibility for oversight of 
Treasury funds, the Committee directs FTA to report by May 18, 
2007 on all FTA-sponsored research projects from fiscal year 
2006 and 2007. For each project, the report should include 
information on the National relevance of the research, 
relevance to the transit industry and community, expected final 
product and delivery date, sources of non-FTA funding committed 
to the project or research institute, and FTA funding history.
    In addition, the Committee directs funds for the following 
priorities as eligible under existing law:

Center for Transportation and the Environment: Hydrogen 
    and fuel cell research..............................        $500,000
Transportation Research Center, Atlanta, GA.............         500,000
Crash Protection and Safety, Wichita State University...         500,000
Next Generation Hybrid Electric Transit Bus, Broome 
    County, NY..........................................         500,000
SUNY Mill Woody Biomass Extraction Project, NY..........         450,000
American Cities Transportation Institute, Philadelphia, 
    PA..................................................         500,000
East Tennessee Hydrogen Initiative, Chattanooga, TN.....       1,000,000

                       CAPITAL INVESTMENT GRANTS

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $1,440,682,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     1,466,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,566,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      -125,682,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      +100,000,000


    Grants for capital investment to rail or other fixed 
guideway transit systems are awarded to public bodies and 
agencies (transit authorities and other state and local public 
bodies and agencies thereof) including states, municipalities, 
other political subdivisions of states; public agencies and 
instrumentalities of one or more states; and certain public 
corporations, boards and commissions under state law. The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) (SAFETEA-LU) made two 
significant changes to the major capital investment grant 
program. First, the program is now funded entirely from the 
General Fund of the Treasury. Second, grants for bus and bus 
facilities and fixed guideway modernization projects, plus 
alternative analysis funds are now eligible under the ``Formula 
and Bus Grants'' account, which is funded by the Mass Transit 
Account of the Highway Trust Fund. Grants to the Denali 
Commission and the Hawaii and Alaska ferries are dictated by 
SAFETEA-LU. Other projects and investments are authorized by 
SAFETEA-LU and are subject to regulation and oversight by FTA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,566,000,000 for capital 
investment grants, $100,000,000 above the budget request and 
$125,318,000 over the fiscal year 2006 funding level.
    The Committee's recommendation provides $5,000,000 for the 
Denali Commission and $15,000,000 for ferry capital projects in 
Alaska and Hawaii; set-asides as required by SAFETEA-LU. In 
addition, the Committee recommends a total of $14,660,000, or 
approximately one percent, for oversight activities of the 
investments in this account.
    The Committee's recommendation provides $571,878,399 to 
meet the Federal cost share mandated by full funding grant 
agreements already in existence, and authorized by SAFETEA-LU, 
for the following projects:




AZ...........................................   Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail........       $90,000,000
CA...........................................   Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension............       100,000,000
CA...........................................   Mission Valley East LRT Extension.............           806,654
CA...........................................   Oceanside-Escondido Rail Corridor.............           684,040
CA...........................................   BART Extension to San Francisco Airport.......         2,424,694
CO...........................................   Southeast Corridor LRT........................        80,000,000
IL                                              Douglas Branch Reconstruction.................         1,573,675
IL                                              Ravenswood Line Extension.....................        40,000,000
IL                                              Union-Pacific West Line Extension.............         1,255,978
MD...........................................   Central LRT Double-Track......................           482,822
NC...........................................   South Corridor LRT............................        70,744,065
NJ...........................................   Hudson-Bergen MOS-2...........................       100,000,000
OH...........................................   Euclid Corridor Transportation Project........           693,013
OR...........................................   Interstate MAX LRT Extension..................           542,940
PR...........................................   Tren Urbano...................................         2,670,518
WA...........................................   Central Link Initial Segment..................        80,000,000


    The Tren Urbano project in Puerto Rico has been fraught 
with mismanagement, delays and safety issues and the Committee 
is aware of current difficulties in closing out the project. 
The Committee strongly urges the Commonwealth and the builder 
to resolve the outstanding issues expeditiously, and directs 
FTA to retain the final full funding grant payment until both 
sides reach a close out agreement.
    The Committee's recommendation provides $657,600,000 to 
meet the Federal cost share for the following pending and 
proposed full funding grant agreements, authorized by SAFETEA-
LU, as proposed in the budget request. Based on information 
from FTA, these projects are in final design and will be ready 
for a full funding grant agreement during the 2007 fiscal year.




CO...........................................   West Corridor LRT.............................       $35,000,000
NY...........................................   Long Island Rail Road East Side Access........       300,000,000
OR...........................................   South Corridor I-205/Portland Mall LRT........        80,000,000
OR...........................................   Wilsonville to Beaverton Commuter Rail........        27,600,000
PA...........................................   North Shore LRT Connector.....................        55,000,000
TX...........................................   Northwest/Southeast LRT/MOS...................        80,000,000
UT...........................................   Weber County to Salt Lake City Commuter Rail..        80,000,000


    The Committee's recommendation provides $300,000,000 for 
projects authorized by SAFETEA-LU which will be in preliminary 
engineering or final design during the 2007 fiscal year. The 
Committee recommends funds for the following specific 
authorized projects:





CA...........................................  San Francisco MTA Third Street Light Rail              $5,000,000
                                                Project.
DC...........................................  WMATA Largo--rail cars.........................        61,500,000
DC...........................................  WMATA Navy Yard--Station Upgrades..............        20,000,000
FL...........................................  Miami Dade County Metrorail Orange Line                 1,000,000
                                                Expansion.
IL...........................................  Metra Commuter Rail--STAR Line, Chicago........         5,000,000
IL...........................................  Metra Commuter Rail--UP West Line Extension,            1,250,000
                                                Chicago.
IL...........................................  Metra Commuter Rail--UP West Line Upgrades,             2,000,000
                                                Chicago.
IN...........................................  N. Indiana Commuter Transit District                    1,000,000
                                                Recapitalization.
MA...........................................  Fitchburg-Boston Rail Corridor.................         1,000,000
MN...........................................  Cedar Avenue Bus Rapid Transit, Dakota County..         1,000,000
MN...........................................  Northstar Corridor Rail Project................         2,000,000
NJ...........................................  Northern Branch, Bergen County.................         2,000,000
NJ/PA........................................  Northwest NJ-Northeast PA Passenger Rail                2,000,000
                                                Project.
NY...........................................  Second Avenue Subway, New York City............         4,000,000
TX...........................................  METRO Solutions Phase 2, Implementation Plan...         2,500,000
VA...........................................  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project..............         5,000,000
VA...........................................  Norfolk Light Rail Project.....................         2,000,000


    The Committee's recommendation includes a rescission of 
$17,760,000 from this account. Funds for the rescission are to 
be derived from any project which still has not obligated 
appropriated funds after three years.
    The Committee does not provide funds for the new small 
starts program as authorized. First and foremost, the FTA will 
not complete the program regulations until June 2007, at the 
earliest. With only two or three months of the fiscal year, the 
Committee places a greater priority on providing adequate funds 
for capital improvement projects that will move into 
preliminary engineering or final design, rather than an 
untested, new program. Second, the Committee places a greater 
priority on projects already in the pipeline which will have a 
greater impact on congestion mitigation, environmental quality, 
and travel time, rather than small, economic development type 
projects. Should the SAFETEA-LU guarantees not have been in 
place, the Committee would have provided the $200,000,000 in 
other priorities of the bill also funded by the General Fund of 
the Treasury. Since the Committee must meet certain funding 
levels, the $200,000,000 remains under this heading.
    The Committee is cautiously optimistic about the improved 
management of the new starts process, and encourages FTA to 
continue with revisions to the process regarding timing and 
criteria required for entry to the preliminary engineering and 
final design phases. The Committee appreciates greatly the 
monthly updates on advanced projects and directs FTA to 
continue communicating with the Committee on such matters.
    The Committee has reservations on using land use and 
economic development as measures in the new starts rating 
methodology, and reiterates the concern expressed in House 
Report 108-671 regarding the weight these two measures may 
carry in determining the merits of a project proposal. The 
Committee encourages the use of transit, especially in light of 
rising fuel costs. In the past, most recently in House Report 
108-671, the Committee raised concerns that locally developed 
ridership forecasts were optimistic, at best. The Committee 
places priority on ridership and congestion mitigation--
especially for under this budget climate. The Committee 
provides $4,200,000,000 under HUD Community Development Block 
Grants for economic development. Should the highest rating of a 
new start, or especially a small start, come from the economic 
development or land use rating, the Committee would strongly 
urge that community to instead use local community and economic 
development funds rather than transit funds which could be used 
more appropriately for congestion mitigation.
    The Committee directs FTA not to reallocate funds provided 
in prior year appropriations Acts for the Department of 
Transportation as follows:
    Bus and Bus Facilities:
        Attleboro Intermodal Center, MA
                  (FY 2004)
        Eastern Contra Cost Park and Ride Lots, CA
                  (FY 2004)
        Leesburg Train Depot Renovation and Restoration, GA
                  (FY 2004)
        Regional Transit Demonstration Project for Quitman, 
        Clay, Randolph, and Stewart Counties, GA
                  (FY 2004)
        Burbank Empire Area Transit Center, CA
                  (FY 2004)
        UNI Multimodal Project, IA
                  (FY 2004)
        Indianapolis Downtown Transit Center, IN
                  (FY 2002, 2003, 2004)
        Callowhill Bus Garage Replacement, PA
                  (FY 2002)
    New Starts:
        Northstar Corridor, MN
                  (FY 2003, 2004)
        Dulles Corridor Project, VA
                  (FY 2002)

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

    Section 160. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts previously made transit obligations from limitations on 
obligations.
    Section 161. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital 
Investment Grants'' and bus and bus facilities under ``Formula 
and Bus Grants'' in prior year appropriations Acts to be used 
in this fiscal year.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for the transfer of prior year appropriations from older 
accounts to be merged into new accounts with similar, current 
activities.
    Section 163. The Committee recommends a new provision as 
proposed in the budget request that allows FTA to provide 
grants for 100 percent of the net capital cost of a factory-
installed or retrofitted hybrid electric system in a bus.
    Section 164. The Committee modifies a provision that allows 
unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital Investment 
Grants'' and bus and bus facilities under ``Formula and Bus 
Grants'' to be used in this fiscal year for activities eligible 
in the year the funds were appropriated.
    Section 165. The Committee recommends a new provision which 
clarifies the calculations for determining the net costs of the 
San Gabriel Valley Metro Gold Line transit project.

             Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation


                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

                    (HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $16,121,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         8,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,425,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,304,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +9,425,000


    The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (the 
Corporation) is a wholly owned Government corporation 
established by the St. Lawrence Seaway Act of May 13, 1954. The 
corporation is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and 
development of the United States portion of the St. Lawrence 
Seaway between Montreal and Lake Erie, including the two Seaway 
locks located in Massena, New York and vessel traffic control 
in areas of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The 
mission of the corporation is to serve the United States 
intermodal and international transportation system by improving 
the operation and maintenance of a safe, secure, reliable, 
efficient, and environmentally responsible deep-draft waterway. 
The corporation's major priorities include: safety, 
reliability, trade development, management accountability, and 
bi-national collaboration with its Canadian counterpart.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$17,425,000 to fund the operations and maintenance of the 
corporation, $9,425,000 above the budget request and $1,304,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level. Appropriations from 
the harbor maintenance trust fund and revenues from non-federal 
sources finance the operation and maintenance of the Seaway for 
which the corporation is responsible. Similar to the decision 
made for fiscal year 2006, the Committee denies the request to 
re-establish tolls on the U.S. portion of the Saint Lawrence 
Seaway in fiscal year 2007. Although legislative language was 
submitted in a timely fashion, the language would only impose 
tolls for one year and does not sufficiently address the 
Committee's questions regarding double taxations.

                        Maritime Administration

    The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is responsible for 
programs that strengthen the U.S. maritime industry in support 
of the Nation's security and economic needs, as authorized by 
the Merchant Marine Act, 1936. MARAD's mission is to promote 
the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced 
United States merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation's 
domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its 
waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of serving as a naval 
and military auxiliary in time of war or national emergency. 
MARAD, working with the Department of Defense (DOD), helps 
provide a seamless, time-phased transition from peacetime to 
wartime operations, while balancing the defense and commercial 
elements of the maritime transportation system. MARAD also 
manages the maritime security program, the voluntary intermodal 
sealift agreement program and the ready reserve force, which 
assures DOD access to commercial and strategic sealift and 
associated intermodal capability. Further, MARAD's education 
and training programs through the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 
and six state maritime schools help provide skilled U.S. 
merchant marine officers.

                       MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $154,440,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       154,440,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       154,440,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $154,440,000 for the Maritime 
Security Program (MSP), the same as the budget request and the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. This recommendation 
provides funding directly to MARAD and assumes that MARAD will 
continue to administer the program with support and 
consultation of the Department of Defense. The purpose of the 
MSP is to maintain and preserve a U.S. flag merchant fleet to 
serve the national security needs of the United States. The MSP 
provides direct payments to U.S. flag ship operators engaged in 
U.S.-foreign trade. Participating operators are required to 
keep the vessels in active commercial service and are required 
to provide intermodal sealift support to the Department of 
Defense in times of war or national emergency. The Committee's 
recommendation provides funding for 60 ships, at a payment per 
ship of $2,574,000, consistent with the budget request and the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level. The recommendation will provide 
the necessary resources for the operation of the MSP through 
fiscal year 2007. Funds are available until expended.

                        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $128,527,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       115,830,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       116,442,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -12,085,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................          +612,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $116,442,000 for operations and 
training, $612,000 above the budget request and $12,085,000 
below the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. Funds provided 
for this account are to be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             House
 Activity  (all figures in $000's)     FY07 Request       recommended
------------------------------------------------------------------------
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
    Salary and Benefits...........            $24,009            $24,009
    Midshipmen Program............              6,977              6,977
    Instructional Program.........              5,689              5,689
    Program Direction and                       2,916              2,916
     Administration...............
    Maintenance, Repair, &                      7,307              7,307
     Operating Requirements.......
    Capital Improvements..........             14,850             14,850
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, USMMA...........             61,747             61,747
                                   =====================================
State Maritime Schools:
    Student Incentive Payments....                792                792
    Direct Payments...............              1,188              1,800
    Schoolship Maintenance and                  7,920              7,920
     Repair.......................
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, State Maritime                9,900             10,512
         Academies................
                                   =====================================
MARAD Operations:
    Base Operations...............             40,300             40,300
    Information technology,                     3,200              3,200
     electronic government........
    GSA Space Increase............                683                683
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, MARAD Operations             44,183             44,183
                                   =====================================
        Subtotal, Operations and              115,830            116,442
         Training.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommends $61,747,000 for the operation and 
maintenance of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), the 
same as the budget request and $511,000 above the amounts 
provided in fiscal year 2006. Of the funds provided, the 
Committee recommends $24,009,000 for salaries and benefits, 
which is available until September 30, 2007, and $14,850,000 
for capital improvements to the USMMA, which is available until 
expended.
    The Committee recommends $10,512,000 for the six State 
Maritime Schools (SMS), $612,000 above the budget request and 
$587,000 below the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. These 
increased funds are provided for cadet training, facilities, 
and fuel costs to result in $300,000 per school in direct 
payments. Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends 
$7,920,000 for SMS Schoolship Maintenance and Repair, which is 
available until expended.
    The Committee recommends $44,183,000 for MARAD operations, 
the same as the budget request and $4,509,000 below the amounts 
provided in fiscal year 2006. Within this total, the Committee 
provides $3,200,000 for IT related activities and electronic 
government.

                             SHIP DISPOSAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $20,790,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        25,740,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,740,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +4,950,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    MARAD serves as the federal government's disposal agent for 
government-owned merchant vessels weighing 1,500 gross tons or 
more. The ship disposal program provides resources to dispose 
of obsolete merchant-type vessels in the National Defense 
Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The Maritime Administration is required 
by law to dispose of its obsolete inventory by the end of 2006; 
however, MARAD has acknowledged that it will not meet this 
statutory deadline. There are currently 124 vessels located in 
three fleet sites in the NDRF awaiting disposal. In fiscal year 
2004, MARAD removed 15 ships for disposal and projects that it 
will remove another 15 in 2005 and 13 in 2006. These vessels 
pose a significant environmental threat due to the presence of 
hazardous substances such as asbestos and solid and liquid 
polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The list includes a nuclear 
ship, the SAVANNAH, which contains remnants of a nuclear 
reactor.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $25,740,000 for ship disposal, the 
same as the budget request and $4,950,000 above the amounts 
provided in fiscal year 2006. Within the funds provided, the 
Committee recommends $9,970,000 to decommission the SAVANNAH. 
Funds are available until expended.

              MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN (TITLE XI) PROGRAM

              (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS AND RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $4,085,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         3,317,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,317,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -768,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The maritime guaranteed loan account as provided for by 
title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, provides for 
guaranteed loans for purchasers of ships from the U.S. 
shipbuilding industry and for modernization of U.S. shipyards. 
Funds for administrative expenses for the Title XI program are 
appropriated to this account, and then transferred by 
reimbursement to operations and training to be obligated and 
outlayed.
    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this 
account includes the subsidy costs associated with the loan 
guarantee commitments made in 1992 and beyond (including 
modifications of direct loans or loan guarantees that resulted 
from obligations or commitments in any year), as well as 
administrative expenses of this program. The subsidy amounts 
are estimated on a net present value basis; the administrative 
expenses are estimated on a cash basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,317,000, the same as the budget 
request and $768,000 below the amounts provided in fiscal year 
2006. In addition, the Committee recommends a rescission of 
$2,000,000 from unobligated balances.

           NATIONAL DEFENSE TANK VESSEL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................      -$74,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       -74,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -74,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The fiscal year 2004 Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 
108-136) authorized the National Defense Tank Vessel 
Construction Program to provide financial assistance for the 
construction of five privately owned product tank vessels to be 
available for national defense purposes in time of war or 
national emergency. The purpose of the program is to revitalize 
commercial tank ship construction in the U.S. The Department of 
Defense has stated that a critical deficiency exists for U.S. 
flag tankers capable of carrying multiple petroleum cargoes. 
Vessels constructed under this program will operate as part of 
the Maritime security fleet.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends rescinding $74,400,000 from 
unobligated balances, as proposed in the budget request. The 
Committee does not repeal Subtitle D, National Defense Tank 
Vessel Construction Assistance, of Title XXXV of the Maritime 
Security Act of 2003, Public Law 108-136, as proposed in the 
budget request.

           ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

    Section 170. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities and 
services and make repairs to any lease, contract, or occupancy 
involving government property under the control of MARAD and 
rental payments shall be covered into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.
    Section 171. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits obligations incurred during the current year from 
construction funds in excess of the appropriations contained in 
this Act or in any prior appropriations Act.

         Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
(PHMSA), which was established as an administration within the 
Department of Transportation effective November 30, 2004, 
pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs 
Improvement Act (Public Law 108-246), is responsible for the 
department's pipeline safety program and oversight of hazardous 
materials transportation safety operations. As part of its 
mission, the agency is dedicated to safety by working toward 
the elimination of transportation-related deaths and injuries 
in hazardous materials and pipeline transportation, and by 
promoting transportation solutions that enhance communities and 
protect the natural environment.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $16,708,230
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        17,721,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,721,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,012,770
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation finances the program support costs for 
the PHMSA. This includes policy development, counsel, budget, 
financial management, civil rights, management, administration 
and agency-wide expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $17,721,000 for these costs, of 
which $639,000 is to be provided from the Pipeline Safety Fund. 
The Committee expects PHMSA to use these funds as reflected in 
its budget justification.
    The recommended level includes a reduction of $320,000 from 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level to account for the transfer 
of two additional positions to the Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration.
    Administrative costs for new positions.--Consistent with 
the new positions that have been provided in the Hazardous 
Materials Safety appropriation, $111,000 is provided for 
associated administrative costs.

                       HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $25,876,620
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        27,225,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        27,225,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,348,380
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The PHMSA oversees the safety of the more than 800,000 
daily shipments of hazardous materials in the United States and 
uses risk management principles and security threat assessments 
to understand, communicate, and reduce dangers inherent in 
hazardous materials transportation. The agency formulates, 
issues and revises hazardous materials regulations which cover 
hazardous materials definitions and classifications, hazard 
communications, shipper and carrier operations, training and 
security requirements, and packaging and container 
specifications.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes $27,225,000 to continue the agency's 
hazardous materials safety functions.
    Field Enforcement Inspectors.--The Committee approves four 
new inspectors, as requested, to achieve a more effective level 
of inspections, address the need to investigate undeclared 
shipments, and improve cross-modal data sharing. This will 
expand the number of enforcement inspectors in the field from 
30 to 34.
    Package Testing.--The Committee approves $225,000 in 
contract funding, as requested, to increase the agency's 
capacity to perform package testing by 50 percent, ensuring the 
safety of packages and their conformity to performance 
standards mandated in regulations.

                            PIPELINE SAFETY

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                    (OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND)


                                                                                (Oil spill
                                                          (Pipeline safety   liability trust         Total
                                                               fund)              fund)

Appropriation, fiscal year 2006........................        $57,429,900        $14,850,000        $72,279,900
Budget request, fiscal year 2007.......................         56,925,000         18,810,000         75,735,000
Recommended in the bill................................         56,925,000         18,810,000         75,735,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006....................           -504,900         +3,960,000         +3,455,100
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007...................              - - -              - - -              - - -


    PHMSA oversees the safety, security, and environmental 
protection of pipelines through analysis of data, damage 
prevention, education and training, enforcement of regulations 
and standards, research and development, grants for states 
pipeline safety programs, and emergency planning and response 
to accidents. The pipeline safety program is responsible for a 
national regulatory program to protect the public against the 
risks to life and property in the transportation of natural 
gas, petroleum and other hazardous materials by pipeline. The 
enactment of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 also expanded the 
role of the pipeline safety program in environmental protection 
and resulted in a new emphasis on spill prevention and 
containment of oil and hazardous substances from pipelines.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes $75,735,000 to continue pipeline safety 
operations, research and development, and state grants-in-aid 
in fiscal year 2007. The bill specifies that of the total 
appropriation, $18,810,000 shall be derived from the oil spill 
liability trust fund and $56,925,000 shall be from the pipeline 
safety fund.
    State one-call grants.--The Committee directs that no less 
than $1,000,000 of the funds provided is for the one-call 
grants program, as was directed in fiscal year 2006.
    State pipeline safety grants.--The Committee approves 
additional funding, $500,000 above fiscal year 2006, to assist 
state pipeline agencies to increase inspection and enforcement 
activities required by the Pipeline Safety Integrity Act.

                     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANTS

                     (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND)


                                                             (Emergency         (Emergency
                                                            preparedness       preparedness          Total
                                                               fund)          grant program)

Appropriation, fiscal year 2006........................           $198,000      ($14,157,000)        $14,355,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007.......................            198,000       (28,328,000)         28,526,000
Recommended in the bill................................            198,000       (28,328,000)         28,526,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006....................              - - -      (+14,171,000)        +14,171,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007...................              - - -            (- - -)              - - -


    The Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act 
of 1990 (HMTUSA) requires the PHMSA to: (1) develop and 
implement a reimbursable emergency preparedness grant program; 
(2) monitor public sector emergency response training and 
planning and provide technical assistance to states, political 
subdivisions and Indian tribes; and (3) develop and update 
periodically a mandatory training curriculum for emergency 
responders.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $198,000, the same amount as 
requested, for activities related to emergency response 
training curriculum development and updates, as authorized by 
section 117(A)(i)(3)(B) of HMTUSA. The Committee has provided 
an obligation limitation of $28,328,000 for the emergency 
preparedness grant program.

           Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    The Research and Innovative Technology Administration 
(RITA) was established as an administration within the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) effective November 30, 2004, 
pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs 
Improvement Act, Public Law 108-426. The mission of RITA is to 
provide strategic clarity to DOT's multi-modal and intermodal 
research efforts, while coordinating the multifaceted research 
agenda of the department.
    RITA coordinates, facilitates, and reviews the following 
research and development programs and activities: advancement 
and research and development of innovative technologies, 
including intelligent transportation systems; education and 
training in transportation and transportation-related fields, 
including the University Transportation Centers and the 
Transportation Safety Institute; and activities of the Volpe 
National Transportation Center.
    Also included within RITA is the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics (BTS), which is funded from the Federal Highway 
Administration's federal-aid highway account. BTS compiles, 
analyzes, and makes accessible information on the nation's 
transportation systems; collects information on intermodal 
transportation and other areas as needed; and enhances the 
quality and effectiveness of the statistical programs of the 
DOT through research, the development of guidelines, and the 
promotion of improvements in data acquisition and use.

                        RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $5,716,260
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         8,217,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,367,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +650,740
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -1,850,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes $6,367,000 to continue research and 
development activities in fiscal year 2007. This funding level 
is sufficient to fund 33 full time equivalent staff years 
(FTE), an increase of 5 FTE over the fiscal year 2006 level.
    Transportation futures program.--The Committee denies 
RITA's request of $2,228,000 for the transportation futures and 
applied technology program. The Committee believes that RITA 
should develop a more robust level of in-house research, 
development and technology expertise before it relies on 
outside contractors for multi-modal research coordination and 
analysis.
    Research Programs.--Within the fiscal year 2007 recommended 
funding level, the Committee provides $1,120,000 for RITA's 
research, development, and technology (RD&T;) programs as 
follows:

Hazardous materials research and development (R&D;)......         $80,000
Hydrogen fuels safety R&D...............................;         500,000
RD&T; coordination.......................................         540,000

    The Committee recommends that the $1,120,000 provided for 
these RD&T; programs is available until September 30, 2009.
    The bill also includes language that allows funds received 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred for 
training to be credited to this appropriation.

                  BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................     ($26,730,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................      (27,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................      (27,000,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        (+270,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Under the appropriation of the Federal Highway 
Administration, the bill provides $27,000,000 for BTS. In 
addition, BTS will receive a portion of the revenue aligned 
budget authority (RABA) increase to the federal-aid highway 
program in fiscal year 2007.
    The Committee limits BTS staff to 122 FTE in fiscal year 
2007 in order to curtail the significant growth in staffing 
that occurred previously within this agency.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Inspector General's office was established in 1978 to 
provide an objective and independent organization that would be 
more effective in: (1) preventing and detecting fraud, waste, 
and abuse in departmental programs and operations; and (2) 
providing a means of keeping the Secretary of Transportation 
and the Congress fully and currently informed of problems and 
deficiencies in the administration of such programs and 
operations. According to the authorizing legislation, the 
Inspector General (IG) is to report dually to the Secretary of 
Transportation and to the Congress.




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $61,874,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        64,143,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        64,143,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,269,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $64,143,000 for 
activities of the Office of Inspector General, consistent with 
the budget request. The Committee continues to value highly the 
work of the Office of Inspector General in oversight of 
departmental programs and activities.
    In addition, the OIG will receive $7,324,000 from other 
agencies in this bill, as noted below:

Federal Highway Administration................................$3,524,000
Federal Transit Administration................................ 2,000,000
Federal Aviation Administration............................... 1,050,000
National Transportation Safety Board..........................   500,000
Office of the Secretary of Transportation.....................   125,000
Research and Innovative Technology Administration.............   125,000

    Funding is sufficient to finance 420 full-time equivalent 
(FTE) staff years in fiscal year 2007, for a decrease of 10 FTE 
from the fiscal year 2006 level.
    Unfair business practices.--The bill maintains language 
first enacted in fiscal year 2000 which authorizes the OIG to 
investigate allegations of fraud and unfair or deceptive 
practices and unfair methods of competition by air carriers and 
ticket agents.
    Audit reports.--The Committee requests the Inspector 
General to continue forwarding copies of all audit reports to 
the Committee immediately after they are issued, and to 
continue to make the Committee aware immediately of any review 
that recommends cancellation or modifications to any major 
acquisition project or grant, or which recommends significant 
budgetary savings. The OIG is also directed to withhold from 
public distribution for a period of 15 days any final audit or 
investigative report which was requested by the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.

                      Surface Transportation Board

    The Surface Transportation Board (STB) was created on 
January 1, 1996, by Public Law 104-88, the Interstate Commerce 
Commission (ICC) Termination Act of 1995 (ICCTA). The ICCTA 
abolished the ICC; eliminated certain functions that had 
previously been implemented by the ICC; transferred core rail 
and certain other provisions to the STB; and transferred 
certain motor carrier functions to the Federal Highway 
Administration (now under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration).
    The STB is a three-member, bipartisan, independent 
adjudicatory body organizationally housed within DOT that is 
specifically responsible for regulation of the rail and 
pipeline industries and certain non-licensing regulation of 
motor carriers and water carriers. The STB's regulatory 
oversight of rail carriers encompasses the regulation of rates, 
mergers and acquisitions, construction, and abandonment of 
railroad lines, as well as the planning, analysis and policy 
development associated with these activities. The STB's 
jurisdiction also includes certain regulation of the intercity 
bus industry and surface pipeline carriers as well as the rate 
regulation of water transportation in the non-contiguous 
domestic trade, household-good carriers, and collectively 
determined motor rates.
    The law empowers the STB through its exemption authority to 
promote deregulation administratively on a case-by-case basis 
and continues intact the important rail reforms made by the 
Staggers Rail Act of 1980.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $26,185,500
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................        22,925,000
Recommended in the bill \1\...........................        25,618,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -567,500
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +2,693,000

\1\ Assumes collection of $1,250,000 in user fees, to offset the
  appropriation as the fees are collected throughout the fiscal year.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$25,618,000, an increase of $2,693,000 above the budget 
request. Included in the recommendation is $1,250,000 in fees, 
which will offset the appropriated funding. At this funding 
level, the Board will be able to accommodate 150 full-time 
equivalent staff years.
    The Committee's recommendation funds the following 
increases above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level:

Annualization of fiscal year 2006 pay raise................... +$113,000
Fiscal year 2007 pay raise....................................  +340,000
GSA rent and security increases...............................+1,849,000
Inflation.....................................................   +51,000
Annualized salary increase for fiscal year 2006 hires and 
    employee benefits increases...............................  +882,000
Working capital fund and telephone/utilities increases........   +21,000
Fiscal year 2007 relocation expenses (one-time)...............  +375,000
Post move costs...............................................  +274,000
Environmental travel increase.................................   +15,000

    These increases are offset by a reduction of $4,500,000 for 
the one-time relocation expenses funded in fiscal year 2006. As 
noted above, the Committee has provided one-time funding of 
$375,000 to accommodate the final stages of STB's office 
relocation.
    User fees.--Current statutory authority, under 31 U.S.C. 
9701, grants the Board the authority to collect user fees. The 
Committee believes that $1,250,000 in user fees is reasonable. 
Language is included in the bill allowing the fees to be 
credited to the appropriation as offsetting collections, and 
reducing the general fund appropriation on a dollar-for-dollar 
basis as the fees are received and credited. The Committee 
continues this language to simplify the tracking of the 
collections and provide the Board with more flexibility in 
spending its appropriated funds.
    STB case report.--The Committee is aware of frustration 
over rail service and freight rail charges among rail 
customers, including electric utilities, rural electric 
cooperatives, paper companies, agricultural industries and 
local units of government. The Committee recognizes that the 
four major railroads now control more than 94% of the 
industry's revenues and 90% of the rail track and that there 
are fewer options for shippers that rely on the nation's major 
railroads for service. The Committee directs the STB to issue a 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by 
February 1, 2007, that shows the number of complaints that have 
been filed related to high rail charges and poor service since 
January 2005, the STB's determinations in these cases, and the 
status and timing of decisions in any pending cases.
    Union Pacific/Southern Pacific merger.--On December 12, 
1997, the Board granted a joint request of Union Pacific 
Railroad Company and the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County, 
KS (Wichita/Sedgwick) to toll the 18-month mitigation study 
pending in Finance Docket No. 32760. The decision indicated 
that at such time as the parties reach agreement or discontinue 
negotiations, the Board would take appropriate action.
    By petition filed June 26, 1998, Wichita/Sedgwick and UP/SP 
indicated that they had entered into an agreement, and jointly 
petitioned the Board to impose the agreement as a condition of 
the Board's approval of the UP/SP merger. By decision dated 
July 8, 1998, the Board agreed and imposed the agreement as a 
condition to the UP/SP merger. The terms of the negotiated 
agreement remain in effect. If UP/SP or any of its divisions or 
subsidiaries materially changes or is unable to achieve the 
assumptions on which the Board based its final environmental 
mitigation measures, then the Board should reopen Finance 
Docket 32760 if requested by interested parties, and prescribe 
additional mitigation properly reflecting these changes if 
shown to be appropriate.
    Waste transfer and sorting facilities.--The Committee 
recognizes that a growing number of certain waste haulers and 
rail companies have sought to exploit a potential loophole in 
the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act in order to 
construct and operate unregulated waste transfer and sorting 
facilities on railroad properties. The developers of these 
types of facilities are claiming that ICCTA grants federal 
preemption from local, state and certain federal regulations 
that protect the public interest with respect to solid waste. 
The Committee disagrees with this interpretation of ICCTA 
preemption since the operation of solid waste facilities is not 
integral to transportation by rail. The Committee encourages 
the STB to clarify that these types of facilities are indeed 
subject to the same local, state, and federal laws and 
regulations as other solid waste facilities.

            General Provisions--Department of Transportation

    Section 180. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department of Transportation to use funds for aircraft; 
motor vehicles; liability insurance; uniforms; or allowances, 
as authorized by law.
    Section 181. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
appropriations for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the 
rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act for salaries and expenses of more 
than 110 political and Presidential appointees in the 
Department of Transportation, and prohibits political and 
Presidential personnel assigned on temporary detail outside the 
Department of Transportation.
    Section 183. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the implementation of section 404 of 
title 23, United State Code.
    Section 184. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting recipients of funds made available in this Act from 
releasing personal information, including social security 
number, medical or disability information, and photographs from 
a driver's license or motor vehicle record, without express 
consent of the person to whom such information pertains; and 
prohibits the withholding of funds provided in this Act for any 
grantee if a state is in noncompliance with this provision.
    Section 185. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred for 
training may be credited to each agency's respective accounts.
    Section 186. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the Secretary of Transportation to allow issuers of 
any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase preferred stock 
sold to the Department of Transportation.
    Section 187. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in Title I of this Act from being issued for 
any grant unless the Secretary of Transportation notifies the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations not less than 
three full business days before any discretionary grant award, 
letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement totaling 
$1,000,000 or more is announced by the department or its modal 
administrations.
    Section 188. The Committee continues a provision for the 
Department of Transportation allowing funds received from 
rebates, refunds, and similar sources to be credited to 
appropriations.
    Section 189. The Committee amends slightly a provision 
continued for years allowing amounts from improper payments to 
a third party contractor or contractor support that are 
lawfully recovered by the Department of Transportation to be 
available to cover expenses incurred in the recovery of such 
payments.

                  TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         salaries and expenses


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $194,626,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       223,874,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       223,786,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +29,160,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................           -88,000


    The Departmental Offices' function in the Treasury 
Department is to provide basic support to the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the chief operating executive of the Department. The 
Secretary also has a 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; managing development 
of financial policy; representing the United States on 
international monetary, trade and investment issues; overseeing 
Treasury Department overseas operations; directing the 
administrative operations of the Treasury Department; and 
providing executive oversight of the bureaus within the 
Treasury Department. This account also includes funding for the 
office of professional responsibility.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $223,786,000 for Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses, $88,000 below the budget 
request and $29,160,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal 
year 2006. The funding recommendations are made based on 
information included in the budget justification. Therefore, 
the transfer authority provided to the Department under this 
heading is set at 3 percent. Funds are to be allocated as 
follows:




Executive Direction...................................        $8,760,000
General Counsel.......................................         8,741,000
Economic Polices and Programs.........................        41,947,000
Financial Policies and Programs.......................        27,086,000
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence..................        45,401,000
Treasury-Wide Management Policies and Programs........        18,534,000
Administration Programs...............................        73,317,000


    The Committee includes in its recommendation $258,000 for 
unforeseen emergencies; $5,114,000 for the Treasury-wide 
Financial Statement Audit and Internal Control program, which 
is available until September 30, 2008; $3,000,000 for 
information technology modernization requirements, which is 
available until September 30, 2008; and $100,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses. Of the funds provided 
for Financial Policies and Programs, the Committee recommends 
$1,000,000 for the e-Cavern partnership and $750,000 for two-
factor authentication technology. The Committee does not 
approve the request of $1,838,000 for Treasury-wide performance 
management training due to poor justification.

           THE OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

    The Committee recommends $45,401,000 for the Office of 
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. Of the amount provided, 
$1,759,000 is for the Office of the Undersecretary, $4,404,000 
is for the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, 
$24,263,000 is for the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and 
$14,975,000 is for the Office of Intelligence Analysis.

                           OVERSEAS PRESENCE

    Of the funds provided for Economic Policies and Programs, 
the Committee recommends $11,232,689 for the overseas attache 
program, the same as the budget request and $9,352,000 above 
the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. The increase in 
funding will allow the Department to expand its overseas 
presence in critical posts to 19 attaches.

                            DYNAMIC ANALYSIS

    Of the funds provided for Financial Policies and Programs, 
the Committee recommends $513,000 for the Office of Dynamic 
Analysis, the same as the budget request. This is the first 
year the Department has requested funding for this activity. 
The Committee is pleased that the Department is seeking to 
better understand the full range of behavioral responses to 
changes in the tax code, and has fully funded this office, 
providing half-year funding for six full time equivalents 
(FTEs).

                        REPAIR AND IMPROVEMENTS

    Of the funds provided for Administration Programs, the 
Committee recommends $1,000,000 to re-establish a recurring 
baseline for major repairs and improvements for the main 
Treasury and Annex buildings. This funding is moved from the 
Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration (T-BARR) 
project, which will be completed by the end of fiscal year 
2006. No funding is requested for T-BARR in fiscal year 2007.

                            SECURITY DETAIL

    Of the funds provided for Administration Programs, the 
Committee recommends $4,200,000 to reimburse the United States 
Secret Service for the costs associated with the security 
detail provided to the Secretary. The Committee understands 
that this amount is sufficient to cover all Secret Service 
charges related to this protection for fiscal year 2007.

         COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN INVESTMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

    The Committee is concerned by the recent events surrounding 
the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States 
(CFIUS). As chair of the CFIUS, the Treasury Department 
maintains an active leadership role in the approval of foreign 
direct investment in the U.S. In the case of the acquisition of 
operations at terminals in several U.S. ports by Dubai Ports 
World, a United Arab Emirates owned company, the Committee 
finds it disconcerting that there was no communication between 
CFIUS and the Congress, especially considering the security of 
the Nation's critical infrastructure. The Committee understands 
that the Department has initiated several reforms, such as 
notifying Congress of every review upon its completion, 
formalizing the role of the Director of National Intelligence 
in the investigative process, and offering quarterly 
Congressional briefings. The Committee commends the Department 
on these initiatives and directs the Department to continue to 
work to improve the communication between the CFIUS and the 
Congress.

                         CURRENCY MANIPULATION

    The Committee remains concerned about the manipulation of 
the value of foreign currency. This practice can have a 
devastating effect on U.S. companies who are forced to compete 
with lower priced imports and unfair tariffs when exporting to 
the countries in question. This action is also leading to the 
record trade deficit this nation has experienced, which topped 
$800 billion in 2005. The Committee understands the tools the 
Department uses to deal with these countries, both those that 
knowingly support and practice currency manipulation and those 
who find their currency undervalued through no nefarious action 
of their own. Those tools include pressure from the 
International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization, as 
well as bilateral negotiations authorized under title 22 of the 
United States Code. These tools, however, are slow processes 
which take time while Americans continue to lose jobs. Those 
situations in which countries intentionally devalue their 
currency to gain a trade advantage or do not do enough to 
correct an undervalued currency should be addressed immediately 
and swiftly by the Department. The Committee is encouraged by 
the recent inclusion of the appendix in the semi-annual Report 
to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate 
Policies, to better clarify the indicators that the Department 
uses to define currency manipulation. However, much work 
remains to be done. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
Department to provide quarterly updates on the status of 
negotiations with countries with undervalued currency and the 
impacts of the country's currency valuation on the U.S. The 
Committee understands that change will not be immediate; 
however, the Committee expects to see notable progress in these 
quarterly updates.

                             OPERATING PLAN

    The Committee directs the Department, upon enactment of the 
fiscal year 2007 appropriations Act, to submit an operating 
plan for the fiscal year 2007 resources provided to the 
Department, including all offices and bureaus, not more than 60 
days after enactment. The operating plan must include funding 
and FTE levels for all offices and objectives by fiscal year 
2006 actual, fiscal year 2007 request, and fiscal year 2007 
enacted. In addition, the plan must include information on any 
initiative, major procurement, and program at the Department. 
The operating plan should incorporate input from all senior 
level managers of the Department, and once submitted, the final 
plan should be made available to those managers.

                               TRAVEL CAP

    The Committee has not included a travel limitation, which 
was $3,000,000 in fiscal year 2006. The Committee remains 
concerned about the amount of politically motivated travel, but 
understands that continuing to restrict the travel of all 
Treasury offices and bureaus may negatively impact mission 
operations. The Committee will continue to monitor travel and 
re-evaluate this position at the next appropriate time. 
Therefore, the Committee restates the travel report directives 
contained in House Report 108-792 and directs the Department to 
include the purpose of the reported travel in the quarterly 
report. The Committee also continues the direction that the 
Secretary shall ensure that a portion of travel funds are made 
available to General Schedule employees to support the training 
and development of all Departmental Office employees.

                      MONTHLY OBLIGATION REPORTING

    The Committee directs the Department to submit a monthly 
budget execution report that includes: the total appropriated 
obligation authority (new budget authority plus unobligated 
carryover), current year obligations, unobligated balance, 
beginning obligated balance, current year outlays, and ending 
obligated balance. This budget execution information is to be 
provided for all the unexpired accounts of the Department's 
appropriations that are shown in the tables displayed at the 
end of this report as well as the Working Capital Fund. This 
report must be submitted to the Committee no later than 45 days 
after the close of each month.

                      CONGRESSIONAL JUSTIFICATIONS

    The Committee has noticed a significant improvement in the 
fiscal year 2007 Congressional Justification and Budget-in-
Brief, and appreciates the effort to reduce redundant 
information and provide clearer, more concise documentation in 
the budget request. Notwithstanding these improvements, the 
Department is encouraged to continue efforts in the substance 
of the request. The Committee would like to see efforts to 
identify low priority programs for reduction or elimination in 
order to fund higher priority critical needs. The Committee 
also recognizes the Department on its efforts to revise its 
annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). As with the 
previous year's revision of the Budget-in-Brief, the PAR is now 
a clear, concise, and usable document. This was evident in a 
recent independent evaluation of agency PARs where the 
Department moved from 16th place last year to fifth place this 
year. The Department should continue to show transparency in 
its operations to the public by including baseline and trend 
data, effectively listing program goals in terms of desired 
outcomes and providing explanations for missed goals. Finally, 
the Committee encourages the Department to continue its efforts 
to revise its strategic plan. A retooled strategic plan should 
link funding directly to outcomes.

        Department-Wide Systems and Capital Investments Programs


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $24,168,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        34,032,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        34,032,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +9,864,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Department-wide Systems and Capital Investments 
Programs appropriation funds the modernization of Treasury 
business processes and increases in Department-wide systems 
efficiency through technology investments for systems that 
involve more than one Treasury bureau or Treasury's interface 
with other governmental agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $34,032,000 for Department-wide 
Systems and Capital Investment Programs, the same as the budget 
request and $9,864,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal 
year 2006. Funds are available until September 30, 2009. Of the 
amount recommended, the Committee has provided $3,000,000 for 
various Terrorism and Financial Intelligence information 
technology (IT) investments. Should the additional resources 
for this initiative be required, the Committee directs the 
Department to utilize up to $3,000,000 from the Treasury 
Forfeiture Fund.

               INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    The Committee is concerned about the Department's track 
record in executing major IT projects. While there are a few 
notable successes, such as those at the Bureau of the Public 
Debt and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, too 
often major projects are hampered by poor performance and cost 
and schedule overruns. For example, HR Connect, TCE, BSA 
Direct, and BSM all experienced major setbacks during their 
development. The Committee is encouraged by the steps taken by 
the Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) to rectify 
these problems, but is concerned that the CIO lacks sufficient 
authority to properly manage IT projects across the Department. 
For instance, the Department has taken almost two years just to 
put in place clear policies and procedures for bureaus CIOs to 
follow when managing a major IT project. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Secretary to provide a report no later 
than March 1, 2007, detailing the plans to provide the CIO 
proper authority and resources to adequately manage the entire 
Department's IT infrastructure, including Treasury-wide capital 
planning and information management, cyber security, E-
Government initiatives, HR Connect, and telecommunications 
management.
    In addition, last year the Committee directed in House 
Report 109-153 that the Department provide more detailed 
information regarding all IT initiatives and investments, 
development and implementation timelines, and costs and savings 
in the Department's operating plan. This information, however, 
was not included in the fiscal year 2006 operating plan. 
Therefore, the Committee, again, directs the Department to 
include this information in their next operating plan.

                 TREASURY FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE NETWORK

    Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends $21,200,000 
for the Treasury Foreign Intelligence Network (TFIN), the same 
as the budget request and $15,260,000 above the amounts 
provided in fiscal year 2006. The Committee understands that 
this amount will fully fund the modernization of TFIN, an 
intelligence system critical in the fight against terrorist 
financing. However, fully funding TFIN has left little funding 
for other critical IT projects. Therefore, the Committee 
expects the Department to better allocate its IT funding among 
critical systems in the future.

                     ENTERPRISE CONTENT MANAGEMENT

    Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends $627,000 
for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Enterprise 
Content Management (ECM), the same as the budget request. The 
Committee finds it unacceptable that OFAC must manually process 
more than 40,000 requests each year. An automated document and 
records management system would allow OFAC to more effectively 
manage and search its records when responding to and processing 
licenses, undoubtedly saving time and resources. The Committee, 
therefore, directs the Department to provide a report, no later 
than March 1, 2007, on the benefits of, and plans for, a fully 
operational ECM system.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $16,830,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        17,352,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,352,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +522,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Office of Inspector General provides agency-wide audit 
and investigative functions to identify and correct operational 
and administrative deficiencies which create conditions for 
existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The audit function provides program, contract, 
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 evaluate 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. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving programs, personnel, 
and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $17,352,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, the same as the budget request and $522,000 
above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. The bill 
includes $2,000,000 for official travel expenses, $2,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses, and up to 
$100,000 for unforeseen emergencies.

           Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $131,953,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       136,469,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       136,469,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +4,516,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform 
Act of 1998 established the Office of Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and abolished the IRS 
Office of the Chief Inspector. TIGTA conducts audits, 
investigations, and evaluations to assess the operations and 
programs of the IRS and its related entities, the IRS Oversight 
Board, and the Office of Chief Counsel. The purpose of those 
audits and investigations is as follows: (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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $136,469,000 for the Treasury 
Inspector General for Tax Administration, the same as the 
budget request and $4,516,000 above the amounts provided in 
fiscal year 2006.

                Air Transportation Stabilization Program





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $2,723,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -2,723,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Air Transportation Stabilization Board (ATSB) was 
authorized in the Air Transportation Safety and Stabilization 
Act to issue $10,000,000,000 of federal credit instruments to 
air carriers. The statute requires the compensation of air 
carriers ``for losses incurred by the air carriers as a result 
of the terrorist attacks on the United States that occurred on 
September 11, 2001,'' and provides among other criteria, that 
``such agreement is a necessary part of maintaining a safe, 
efficient, and viable commercial aviation system in the United 
States.''

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for the Air 
Transportation Stabilization Program. The Committee understands 
that the ATSB will be able to negotiate payment or remarketing 
of its remaining loans by the end of fiscal year 2006, thereby 
meeting the requirements established under the Air 
Transportation Safety and System Stabilization Act (Public Law 
107-42). Consequently, the ATSB will terminate its activities 
in fiscal year 2007. The Committee includes language that 
permits the ATSB to charge fees to a borrower for the costs 
associated with bankruptcy proceedings of the borrower, should 
any loans remain with the Department and the borrower enter 
bankruptcy.

           Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $9,900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -9,900,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Treasury Building and Annex Repair and Restoration 
appropriation funds the repairs, selected improvements, and 
construction necessary to renovate and maintain the main 
Treasury Building, the Treasury annex, and other Treasury 
buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for Treasury 
Building and Annex Repair and Restoration (T-BARR). The 
Committee understands that the funds appropriated in fiscal 
year 2006 are sufficient to complete the restoration. 
Furthermore, the Committee agrees to transfer $1,000,000 of the 
T-BARR base amount to Departmental Operations, Salaries and 
Expenses, to re-establish a recurring baseline for other major 
repairs and improvements.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $72,894,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        89,794,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        84,066,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +11,172,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -5,728,000


    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is 
responsible for implementing Treasury's anti-money laundering 
regulations through administration of the Bank Secrecy Act, 31 
U.S.C. section 5311, et seq. (BSA). It also serves as a U.S. 
Government source for the systematic collection and analysis of 
information to assist in the investigation of money laundering 
and other financial crimes. FinCEN supports law enforcement 
investigative efforts by Federal, state, local and 
international agencies, and fosters interagency and global 
cooperation against domestic and international financial 
crimes. It also provides U.S. policymakers with strategic 
analyses of domestic and worldwide trends and patterns. It 
prevents money laundering through its regulatory and outreach 
programs, including setting policy for and overseeing BSA 
compliance by financial institutions, and by providing BSA 
training for law enforcement, bankers, and bank regulators. 
Pursuant to the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, FinCEN was made a 
Treasury Bureau in recognition of its key role in supporting 
investigations and other Government efforts to identify and 
stop the financing of terrorist organizations and activity. The 
USA PATRIOT Act also gave FinCEN substantial new 
responsibilities for collecting, sharing, and managing 
financial and other information as part of its counter-
terrorism mission.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $84,066,000 for the Financial 
Crimes Enforcement Network, $5,728,000 below the budget request 
and $11,172,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. 
Of the amounts provided, $8,651,000 is available until 
September 30, 2008, for regulatory support programs, and 
$14,012,000 is available until September 30, 2009, for 
information technology and special analytical initiatives.

                               BSA DIRECT

    Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends $13,365,490 
for BSA Direct, $5,728,000 below the budget request and 
$6,745,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. The 
Committee is concerned about the future of BSA Direct, a system 
designed to improve the sharing of information reported under 
the Bank Secrecy Act. A recent stop work order on BSA Direct's 
retrieval and sharing component contract has highlighted 
multiple cost, schedule, and performance problems during 
development. This break in development has left many unanswered 
questions as to the future of the system, especially the 
retrieval and sharing component. Because of this delay, the 
assumptions used when compiling the fiscal year 2007 budget 
request, which included $12,473,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
base amount, may no longer be valid. Therefore, the Committee 
recommends a reduction of $5,728,000 to the budget request, 
$728,000 for the retrieval and sharing component of the 
$2,473,000 requested base increase, and $5,000,000 for the 
cross-border wire transfer system initiative.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $233,881,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       233,654,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       233,654,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -227,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Financial Management Service (FMS) is responsible for 
the management of Federal finances and the collection of 
Federal debt. As the Federal Government's central financial 
agent, FMS receives and disburses public monies, maintains 
Government accounts, and reports on the status of the 
Government's finances. FMS is also accountable for developing 
and implementing the most reliable and efficient financial 
methods and systems to operate the Government's cash 
management, credit management, and debt collection programs. 
Pursuant to the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, FMS 
became the primary agency for collecting Federal non-tax debt 
that is due and owed to the Government and coordinating efforts 
to collect debt from those who have defaulted on agreements 
with the Federal Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $233,654,000 for the Financial 
Management Service, the same as the budget request and $227,000 
below the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. Of the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends $9,220,000 for information 
systems modernization initiatives, which is available until 
September 30, 2009, and $2,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $90,215,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        63,964,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        92,604,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,389,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +28,640,000


    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is 
responsible for the enforcement of laws designed to eliminate 
certain illicit activities and to regulate lawful activities 
relating to distilled spirits, beer, wine and nonbeverage 
alcohol products, and tobacco. TTB focuses on collecting 
revenue; reducing taxpayer burden and improving service while 
preventing diversion; and protecting the public and preventing 
consumer deception in certain regulated commodities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $92,604,000 for the Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, $28,640,000 above the budget 
request and $2,389,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal 
year 2006. The budget request assumed $28,640,000 in revenue 
from new user fees. However, the fees have not been authorized 
by the Congress and therefore cannot be used to offset 
appropriations. In addition, the bill includes up to $6,000 for 
official reception and representation expenses and up to 
$50,000 for cooperative research and development programs.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

    The United States Mint manufactures coins, receives 
deposits of gold and silver bullion, and safeguards the Federal 
Government's holdings of monetary metals. In 1997, Congress 
established the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund 
(Public Law 104-52), which authorized the Mint to use proceeds 
from the sale of coins to finance the costs of its operations 
and consolidated all existing Mint accounts into a single fund. 
Public Law 104-52 also provided that, in certain situations, 
the levels of capital investments for circulating coins and 
protective services shall factor into the decisions of the 
Congress such that those levels compete with other requirements 
for funding.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $30,200,000, the same as the budget request and 
$3,432,000 above the fiscal year 2006 spending level. The 
following table provides basic information on the revenues, 
costs, and products of the Mint for fiscal years 2005 through 
2007:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Commemorative
                                      Circulating coins        quarters       Numismatic coins     Protection
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2005 (actual):
    Number of coins................  11.4 billion        2.7 billion          20 million
    Cost of operations.............  $164 million        $322 million         $493 million      $35 million
    Revenue........................  $481 million        $664 million         $626 million
2006 (est.):
    Number of coins................  12.5 billion        3.0 billion          24 million
    Cost of operations.............  $181 million        $386 million         $1,282 million    $37 million
    Revenue........................  $530 million        $757 million         $1,381 million
2007 (est.):
    Number of coins................  12.6 billion        3.1 billion          24 million
    Cost of operations.............  $182 million        $390 million         $1,321 million    $36 million
    Revenue........................  $536 million        $779 million         $1,431 million
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            PRODUCTION COSTS

    The Committee is concerned with the rising costs of 
producing all varieties of circulating coins. While the Mint 
continues to use their existing metal inventory, costs to 
produce the cent and five-cent coins remain relatively low. 
Currently, the year-to-date cost of producing a cent is 
slightly above face value, while a nickel is slightly below 
face value. A recent report, however, estimates that producing 
cents and nickels using metal purchased at today's prevailing 
prices would cost 1.4 cents and 6.4 cents, respectively. 
Inevitably metal inventories will have to be replenished at 
current prices. Therefore, the Committee directs the Government 
Accountability Office to report, no later than March 1, 2007, 
on any studies the Mint has made of alternative metals or 
alloys to be used for the production of circulating coins to 
keep production costs down. This report shall be delivered no 
later than March 1, 2007, to the Committees on Appropriations 
and Financial Services.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $178,154,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       180,789,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       180,789,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,635,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Bureau of the Public Debt is responsible for the 
conduct of all public debt operations and the promotion of the 
sale of U.S. securities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $180,789,000 for Administering the 
Public Debt, the same as the budget request and $2,635,000 
above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. Of this amount, 
the Committee recommends $2,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses, and $2,000,000 for systems 
modernization, which is available until September 30, 2009. 
Language is included that reduces the total amount by no more 
than $3,000,000 as definitive security issue fees and Treasury 
Direct Investor Account Maintenance fees are collected.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $54,450,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         7,821,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -14,450,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +32,179,000


    The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) 
Fund provides grants, loans, and technical assistance to new 
and existing community development financial institutions such 
as community development banks, community development credit 
unions, revolving loan funds, and micro-loan funds. Recipients 
must use the funds to support mortgage, small business and 
economic development lending in underserved and distressed 
neighborhoods. The Fund is also responsible for implementation 
of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 2000.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 for the CDFI program, 
$32,179,000 above the budget request and $14,450,000 below the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. The Committee does not 
agree to move the CDFI grant programs to the Department of 
Commerce as a part of the ``Strengthening America's 
Communities'' program, leaving only the administration of the 
New Markets Tax Credit program and the outstanding award 
portfolio under the jurisdiction of the Treasury Department. 
The Committee recommends the entire program remain at the 
Treasury. Of the funds provided, $12,800,000 is for 
administrative costs of the program.

                    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 U.S., such as postage and 
internal revenue stamps. The BEP also executes certain 
printings for various territories administered by the U.S., 
particularly postage and revenue stamps.
    The operations of the BEP are financed by a revolving fund 
established in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 81-
656, August 4, 1950 (31 U.S.C. 181), which requires the BEP to 
be reimbursed by customer agencies for the costs of all 
manufacturing products and services performed. The BEP is also 
authorized to assess amounts to acquire capital equipment and 
provide for working capital needs. The anticipated work volume 
is based on estimates of requirements submitted by agencies 
served. The following table summarizes BEP revenue and expense 
data for fiscal years 2005 through 2007:

                         [All figures in $000's]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                Fiscal year
                                  --------------------------------------
                                       2005         2006         2007
                                     (actual)    (estimate)   (estimate)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total revenue....................     $512,000     $506,000     $556,000
    Revenue from currency........      476,800      500,000      550,000
    Revenue from stamps..........       17,300            0            0
    Other revenue................       17,900        6,000        6,000
Cost of operations...............      531,000      506,000      556,000
Net revenue \1\ (to Treasury)....     (19,000)            0           0
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Capital investments will be less than depreciation, a non-cash
  expense, in each of these years. In order to avoid accumulating
  working capital in excess of Bureau needs, currency prices are set at
  a level that will result in an annual loss (on paper). This loss will
  not exceed the depreciation expense, ensuring the solvency of the
  Bureau's revolving fund.

                        Internal Revenue Service


                 PROCESSING, ASSISTANCE, AND MANAGEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $4,095,212,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     4,045,122,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................    -4,095,212,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................    -4,045,122,000


    The Processing, Assistance, and Management appropriation 
provides for processing tax returns and related documents; 
processing data for compiling statistics of income; assisting 
taxpayers in correct filing of their returns and in paying 
taxes that are due; overall planning and direction of the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and management of financial 
resources and procurement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee's recommendation does not follow the previous 
IRS account structure. Instead, the Committee recommends a new 
appropriation structure that more closely aligns with taxpayer 
services, enforcement, and operations support. The Committee 
expects the IRS to use this new structure as the basis for the 
fiscal year 2008 budget request.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................    $2,059,151,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................    +2,059,151,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................    +2,059,151,000


    The Taxpayer Services appropriation provides for taxpayer 
services, including forms and publications; processing tax 
returns and related documents; filing and account services; 
taxpayer advocacy services; and assisting taxpayers to 
understand their tax obligations, correctly file their returns, 
and pay taxes due in a timely manner.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,059,151,000 for Taxpayer 
Services. Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends 
$8,000,000 for low-income taxpayer clinic grants and $4,100,000 
for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program.

                      NEW AND INCREASED USER FEES

    The Committee is concerned about the budget request 
assumption of $135,000,000 in new and increased user fees. The 
budget request assumes the funds collected from these fees will 
supplement the Taxpayer Services ($117,398,000) and Operations 
Support ($17,602,000) appropriations. The budget request also 
assumes timely changes to IRS legacy systems, which are 
necessary for the collection of these fees. The Committee is 
concerned that the necessary changes to IRS legacy systems will 
not happen in a timely fashion and also questions the 
willingness of taxpayers to pay increased fees for voluntary 
services. Therefore, the Committee directs the IRS to report 
quarterly on the collection of user fees, including an update 
of the status of the legacy system changes needed to collect 
these fees.

                      TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE CENTERS

    In fiscal year 2006, the Committee included a provision 
requiring the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration 
(TIGTA) to study the impact on taxpayer compliance and service 
before the IRS could proceed with a reduction in the number of 
Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TACs). TIGTA's report (Reference 
Number 2006-40-061) stated that although the methodology used 
by the IRS to determine which TACs to close was appropriate, 
not all of the data used were current or accurate. TIGTA found 
that these data discrepancies made it impossible to determine 
if the IRS selected the correct TACs for closure, or if the IRS 
overselected or underselected the number of TACs that needed to 
be closed to reach their targeted savings. The Committee 
understands that the IRS agreed with the TIGTA findings and 
will ensure that the data used to determine future TAC closures 
are accurate and verified. Therefore, the Committee does not 
continue the provision requiring TIGTA to review any reductions 
to taxpayer services, but does direct the IRS to provide the 
Committee 30 days advance notice to the selection or 
announcement of any TAC closure decisions.

                           DISABILITY CLAIMS

    The Committee is disappointed that the IRS has not yet 
issued the report, as directed in House Report 109-153, on the 
number of disabled veterans who have been denied back taxes due 
to the three year IRS statute of limitations. The Committee 
continues to be concerned that disabled military retirees whose 
successful Veterans Affairs (VA) disability claims take more 
than three years to be resolved are unable to receive the back 
tax they are owed for more than three years due to the IRS 
statute of limitations. The Committee directs the Department to 
work with the VA to identify, within 30 days of the publication 
of this report, what is needed in order to share information 
between the agencies to determine the number of veterans 
affected by this problem.

                          TAX LAW ENFORCEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $4,678,498,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     4,762,327,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................    -4,678,498,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................    -4,762,327,000


    The Tax Law Enforcement appropriation provides for the 
examination of tax returns, both domestic and international; 
the administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals 
of examination findings; technical rulings; monitoring employee 
pension plans; determining qualifications of organizations 
seeking tax-exempt status; examining tax returns of exempt 
organizations; enforcing statutes relating to detection and 
investigation of criminal violations of the internal revenue 
laws; collecting unpaid accounts; compiling statistics of 
income and compliance research; securing unfiled tax returns 
and payments; and expanding efforts to reduce overclaims and 
erroneous filings associated with the earned income tax credit.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee's recommendation does not follow the previous 
IRS account structure. Instead, the Committee recommends a new 
appropriation structure that more closely aligns with taxpayer 
services, enforcement, and operations support. The Committee 
expects the IRS to use this new structure as the basis for the 
fiscal year 2008 budget request.

                              ENFORCEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................    $4,757,126,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................    +4,757,126,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................    +4,757,126,000


    The Enforcement appropriation provides for the examination 
of tax returns, both domestic and international; the 
administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals of 
examination findings; technical rulings; monitoring employee 
pension plans; determining qualifications of organizations 
seeking tax-exempt status; examining tax returns of exempt 
organizations; enforcing statutes relating to detection and 
investigation of criminal violations of the internal revenue 
laws; identifying under reporting of tax obligations; securing 
unfiled tax returns; and collecting unpaid accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,757,126,000 for Enforcement. Of 
the funds provided, the Committee recommends $55,112,000 to 
support IRS activities under the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program and allows up to $10,447,000 to be 
transferred to Operations Support for the purposes of the 
Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement program.

                          INFORMATION SYSTEMS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $1,582,977,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     1,602,232,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................    -1,582,977,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................    -1,602,232,000


    The Information Systems appropriation provides for service-
wide data processing support, including the evaluation, 
development, and implementation of computer systems (including 
software and hardware) requirements.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee's recommendation does not follow the previous 
IRS account structure. Instead, the Committee recommends a new 
appropriation structure that more closely aligns with taxpayer 
services, enforcement, and operations support. The Committee 
expects the IRS to use this new structure as the basis for the 
fiscal year 2008 budget request.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................    $3,438,404,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................    +3,438,404,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................    +3,438,404,000


    The Operations Support appropriation provides for overall 
planning and direction of the IRS, including shared service 
support related to facilities services, rent payments, 
printing, postage, and security; other support functions that 
are considered overhead but essential to the successful 
operation of IRS programs including resources for headquarters 
management activities, including IRS-wide support for strategic 
planning, communications and liaison, finance, human resources, 
EEO and diversity; research and statistics of income; and 
necessary expenses for information systems and 
telecommunication support, including developmental information 
systems and operational information systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,438,404,000 for Operations 
Support. Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends 
$1,112,818,000 for Shared Services and Support, of which not to 
exceed $1,500,000 is for the IRS Oversight Board, $25,000 is 
for official reception and representation expenses, and 
$1,000,000 is available until September 30, 2009, for research; 
$878,135,000 for Physical Infrastructure; and $1,447,451,000 
for Information Services and Improvement Programs, of which 
$75,000,000 is available until September 30, 2008, to 
facilitate information technology purchases as requested by 
IRS.

                         INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee remains concerned with the management of 
information technology (IT) projects. While progress has been 
made with the Business Systems Modernization (BSM) program, the 
IRS must not neglect the non-BSM projects. Mid-filing season 
failure of critical non-BSM systems should not and must not 
happen. Therefore, the Committee directs the IRS to review all 
critical systems and report to the Committee by October 31, 
2006, on any system troubles that could impact the upcoming 
2007 filing season, including corrective actions.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $197,010,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       167,310,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       212,310,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +15,300,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +45,000,000


    The Business Systems Modernization appropriation provides 
funding for IT contractors to modernize key business systems of 
the Internal Revenue Service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $212,310,000 for Business Systems 
Modernization (BSM), $45,000,000 above the budget request and 
$15,300,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006. The 
budget request included $45,000,000 for management and 
development of the BSM program requested in the Information 
Services appropriation. The Committee recommendation moves the 
funds for these salaries and expenses to the BSM appropriation 
for total cost visibility of the BSM program. Of the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends no less than $167,310,000 to 
remain available until September 30, 2009, for capital asset 
acquisition of information technology systems. Consistent with 
previous years, the release of the capital asset acquisition 
funding is subject to the approval of a GAO reviewed 
expenditure plan. The Department is directed to notify the 
Committee, within seven days, if BSM management funds are 
reallocated to the capital asset acquisition program.

                REQUIREMENTS DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT

    BSM has made significant progress in its seven year 
history. Early on the program experienced multiple cost 
overruns and schedule delays. As the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) reports in GAO-06-310, this was due in part to 
inadequate development and management of requirements. 
Recognizing this, the IRS created the Requirements Management 
Office (RMO) in October 2004. However, the Committee is 
concerned that a year and a half later there remains no 
finalized policies and procedures for requirements development 
and management. The Committee agrees with the GAO 
recommendations contained in GAO-06-310, including immediately 
implementing the current draft policies while the final 
policies and procedures are developed; standardizing the 
process for eliciting and documenting requirements; 
establishing a process for formal peer reviews; establishing 
guidance on tracking cost and schedule impacts of changes to 
requirements; and establishing guidance on full bidirectional 
requirements traceability. The Committee, therefore, directs 
the IRS to address these recommendations immediately.

               HEALTH INSURANCE TAX CREDIT ADMINISTRATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $20,008,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        14,846,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,846,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -5,162,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Health Insurance Tax Credit Administration 
appropriation provides contractor support to develop and 
administer the advance payment option for the health insurance 
tax credit included in Public Law 107-210, the Trade Act of 
2002.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $14,846,000 for Health Insurance 
Tax Credit Administration, the same as the budget request and 
$5,162,000 below the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006.

          Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201. The Committee modifies a provision that allows 
for the transfer of five percent (three percent in the case of 
Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the IRS to 
any other IRS appropriation.
    Section 202. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program in taxpayer 
rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, and cross-cultural 
relations.
    Section 203. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute policies and procedures that will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information.
    Section 204. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased manpower 
to provide efficient and effective 800 number help line service 
for taxpayers.
    Section 205. The Committee modifies a provision that 
directs $166,249,000 to be available for the Taxpayer Advocate 
Service; $166,101,000 from Taxpayer Services and $148,000 from 
Operations Support.
    Section 206. The Committee includes a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to develop or provide free 
individual tax electronic preparation and filing products or 
services, other than the Free File program and the IRS's 
Taxpayer Assistance Centers, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, 
and volunteer income tax assistance programs. This provision 
also prohibits the use of funds to develop or implement direct 
interactive electronic individual income tax preparation or 
filing services or products, or a return-free system as 
described in section 2004 of the Internal Revenue Service 
Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. The Committee understands 
this will not impact any current IRS taxpayer programs or 
services.
    Section 207. The Committee includes a provision that 
designates taxpayer service and tax law enforcement programs 
for fiscal year 2007 and thereafter as made up of Taxpayer 
Services, Enforcement, and Operations Support appropriations.
    Section 208. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
for the transfer of up to 20 percent between the Taxpayer 
Services, Enforcement, and Operations Support accounts to 
implement the restructuring of the IRS accounts, following a 30 
day notification of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 209. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds, made available in this Act to be used to 
enter into, renew, extend, administer, implement, enforce, or 
provide oversight of any qualified tax collection contract.

             General Provisions--Department of the Treasury

    Section 210. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Department of the Treasury to purchase uniforms, 
insurance, and motor vehicles without regard to the general 
purchase price limitations, and enter into contracts with the 
State Department for health and medical services for Treasury 
employees in overseas locations.
    Section 211. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental 
Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of the Inspector 
General'', ``Financial Management Service'', ``Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network'', and the ``Bureau of the Public Debt'' appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 212. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfer, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 213. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
funds for the purchase of law enforcement vehicles unless the 
purchase is consistent with vehicle management principles.
    Section 214. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 215. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides for transfers from and reimbursements to ``Financial 
management service, salaries and expenses'' for the purposes of 
debt collection.
    Section 216. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the pay demonstration program.
    Section 217. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires Congressional approval for the construction and 
operation of a museum by the Mint.
    Section 218. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used to merge the Mint 
and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the approval 
of the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 219. The Committee includes a new provision 
providing a technical correction to 31 U.S.C. 3333(a)(3), 
clarifying that the Check Forgery Insurance Fund is the 
appropriate funding source for disbursing errors for which 
relief has been granted under 31 U.S.C. 3527.

         TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


                       Public and Indian Housing


                     TENANT BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................   $15,808,219,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................    15,920,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    15,776,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -31,819,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      -143,600,000


    In fiscal year 2005, the Housing Certificate Fund was 
separated into two new accounts: Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 
and Project-Based Rental Assistance. This account administers 
the tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance program otherwise 
known as the Housing Choice Voucher program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,776,400,000 for tenant-based 
rental assistance, a decrease of $31,819,000 below the fiscal 
year 2006 enacted level and $487,342,000 above the amount 
enacted in the prior year for the renewal of tenant-based 
Section 8 vouchers. The Committee notes that this comparison 
includes the one-time emergency supplemental appropriation of 
$390,300,000 in response to the 2005 hurricanes in the Gulf 
Coast region. Absent these emergency funds, the Committee's 
recommended funding level is $358,781,000 above the fiscal year 
2006 appropriation. Consistent with the budget request, the 
Committee continues the advance of $4,200,000,000 of the funds 
appropriated under this heading for Section 8 programs to 
October 1, 2007. The entire advance is limited to this account.
    Voucher Renewals.--The Committee is providing 
$14,436,200,000, the same as requested and a 3.5 percent 
increase in funds compared to fiscal year 2006 for the renewal 
of tenant-based vouchers. This increase is more than rents have 
increased and will allow for continued funding stability in the 
program for fiscal year 2007. There is continued evidence to 
suggest that, nation-wide, subsidies for rental assistance have 
begun to level off and in some cases decline relative to their 
2004 levels. The Department is instructed to monitor and report 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations each 
quarter on the trends in Section 8 subsidy and to report on the 
extent to which changes in subsidy are due to changes in rent 
or changes in tenant income.
     The transition back to a ``budget based'' system of 
funding was completed in fiscal year 2006. However, the 
Committee recognizes that a fully ``budget based'' system 
leaves the Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) with a single 
fixed amount for the calendar year and with the difficult task 
of maximizing the renewal of vouchers while operating under a 
complex regime of rules and requirements that do nothing to 
facilitate the process. Absent real reforms to the program to 
reduce costs and dramatic changes to the program's 
implementation guidelines to reduce the administrative burden, 
the Committee directs the Department to take whatever 
regulatory and administrative actions it can to increase 
flexibility, reduce administrative burden and streamline 
program implementation. By January 1, 2007, the Committee 
directs the Department to provide a full report on the 
regulatory and administrative available to the Department and 
those it has implemented. However, absent real programmatic and 
statutory reform these actions at best only function as stop 
gap measures.
    The Committee continues the direction to the Department to 
communicate to each PHA, within 45 days of enactment, the fixed 
amount that will be made available to each PHA for calendar 
year 2007. The amount being provided in this account is the 
only source of Federal funds that may be used to renew tenant-
based vouchers. The amounts appropriated here may not be 
augmented from any other source.
    The Committee agrees to the budget request that a portion 
of the contract renewal funds may be used for additional rental 
subsidy due to exigencies as determined by the Secretary and 
for the one-time funding of housing assistance payments 
resulting from the portability provisions of the housing choice 
voucher program. The Committee directs that housing assistance 
payments resulting from the portability provisions be the first 
priority in the use of these funds.
    Tenant protection.--The Committee provides $149,300,000 for 
tenant protection vouchers, $28,900,000 less than enacted for 
2006 and the same as the budget request. As a result of the 
variable nature of this activity from year to year, language is 
included allowing the Department to use carryover and 
recaptures of unexpended Section 8 balances to fund additional 
rental assistance costs in addition to funds appropriated for 
fiscal year 2007. These additional rental assistance costs are 
limited to housing assistance payments and administrative fees 
not to exceed the rate of administrative fees provided for 
contract renewals.
    Administrative Fees.--The Committee recommends 
$1,137,500,000 for allocation to the PHAs to conduct activities 
associated with placing and maintaining individuals under 
Section 8 assistance. This amount is $100,000,000 below the 
enacted level for 2006 and $143,600,000 below the levels 
proposed in the budget request.
    Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinators (FSS).--The Committee 
includes $47,500,000 for FSS coordinators, the same amount as 
requested by the Administration and $20,000 less than the level 
enacted for 2006. Coordinators help residents link up with 
important services in the community to speed the achievement of 
self-sufficiency.
    Working Capital Fund.--The Committee provides the requested 
amount of $5,900,000 for transfer to the Working Capital Fund 
(WCF).
    The Committee directs the Department to continue to collect 
and use Form HUD-52681 for PHAs administering the Housing 
Choice Voucher program.

                        HOUSING CERTIFICATE FUND

                              (RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -$2,050,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -2,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...........................        -2,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...............           +50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..............                 - - -


    The Housing Certificate Fund, until fiscal year 2005, 
provided funding for both the project-based and tenant-based 
components of the Section 8 program. Project-based Rental 
Assistance and Tenant-based Rental Assistance are now 
separately funded accounts. The Housing Certificate Fund 
retains balances from previous years' appropriations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $2,000,000,000 
from unobligated balances and carryover remaining in the 
Housing Certificate Fund from the Section 8 tenant-based and 
project-based rental assistance programs as proposed in the 
budget request.

                      Public Housing Capital Fund


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $2,438,964,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     2,178,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,178,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      -260,964,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Public Housing Capital Fund provides funding for public 
housing capital programs, including public housing development 
and modernization. Examples of capital modernization projects 
include replacing roofs and windows, improving common spaces, 
upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, and renovating the 
interior of an apartment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total funding level of 
$2,178,000,000, a decrease of $260,964,000 below the fiscal 
year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget request. 
Within the amounts provided the committee directs that:
          --$19,800,000 is made available for Emergency Capital 
        needs; the Committee continues last year's language to 
        ensure that funds are used only for repairs needed due 
        to an unforeseen and unanticipated emergency event or 
        natural disaster that occurs during fiscal year 2007 
        and 2008;
          --$23,760,000 is directed to the Resident Opportunity 
        and Supportive Services, as proposed in the request;
          --No more than $15,345,000 is directed to support the 
        ongoing Public Housing Financial and Physical 
        Assessment activities of the Real Estate Assessment 
        Center;
          --$10,890,000 is for Technical Assistance. The 
        Department is expected to cover the costs of the fair 
        market rents (FMR) surveys from funds remaining 
        available in this account;
          --$7,920,000 is directed to the support of 
        administrative and judicial receiverships, as 
        requested; and
          --Up to $14,850,000 for transfer to the Working 
        Capital Fund to support the development of and 
        modifications to, information technology systems which 
        support Public and Indian Housing (PIH) programs. This 
        reflects the Committee's continued concern that 
        investments must be made to correct deficiencies in PIH 
        information technology systems to improve PIH's ability 
        to conduct appropriate financial and management 
        oversight of its programs.
    As requested, the recommendation does not designate a 
separate set-aside for the Neighborhood Networks grants because 
such activities are already an eligible use of capital funds.
    The Department is directed to continue to provide the 
quarterly detailed reports on those Public Housing Authorities 
with obligation rates of less than 90 percent.

                     Public Housing Operating Fund


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $3,564,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     3,564,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,564,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Public Housing Operating Fund subsidizes the costs 
associated with operating and maintaining public housing. This 
subsidy supplements funding received by public housing 
authorities (PHA) from tenant rent contributions and other 
income. In accordance with section 9 of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937, as amended, funds are allocated by formula 
to public housing authorities for the following purposes: 
utility costs; anticrime and anti-drug activities, including 
the costs of providing adequate security; routine maintenance 
cost; administrative costs; and general operating expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,564,000,000 for the Federal 
share of PHA operating expenses. This amount is the same as 
both the amount enacted for fiscal year 2006 and the budget 
request. As requested, $9,900,000 may be used for the ``Housing 
Self-Sufficiency Award'' and $5,940,000 is for the Asset-Based 
Management Transition Fund. This fund will provide technical 
assistance to PHAs as they complete the transition to asset-
based management.
    In 2001, Congress funded and mandated that the Department 
establish the costs of operating a well run Public Housing 
Authority. This report to the Congress, which became known as 
the Harvard Study, made several important recommendations to 
reform the current allocation formula to better align the 
allocation with the actual costs. Congress, in fiscal year 2005 
mandated that HUD and the public housing industry negotiate a 
new regulation to implement the Harvard Study. This lengthy 
process was finally completed with the publishing of the final 
rule on September 19, 2005 and the subsequent final rule 
correction published in the Federal Register on October 24, 
2005.
    Language is included that requires funds be allocated to 
the PHAs in accordance with the corrected final rule as set 
forth in the ``Revisions to the Public Housing Operating Fund 
Program; Correction to Formula Implementation Date'' as 
published in the Federal Register.
    The committee also continues a provision, carried in prior 
years, prohibiting funds from being used for section 9(k) 
activities.

     Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing   (Hope VI)





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $99,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       -99,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -99,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +99,000,000


    The Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing 
program, also known as HOPE VI, provides competitive grants to 
public housing authorities to revitalize entire neighborhoods 
adversely impacted by the presence of badly deteriorated public 
housing projects. In addition to developing and constructing 
new affordable housing, the program provides PHAs with the 
authority to demolish obsolete projects and to provide self-
sufficiency services for families who reside in and around the 
facility.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not provide funds for the HOPE VI 
program in fiscal year 2007. The budget did not request funds 
for this program. Language proposed by the Administration to 
rescind funds appropriated for fiscal year 2006 is not 
included.
    The Committee recognizes that this program has had a varied 
and controversial history. On the one hand, the projects that 
have been completed have been successful and demonstrate what 
the program could accomplish. On the other hand, the funding 
history overwhelmingly demonstrates that far too many projects 
have not been completed in a timely way. Many projects funded 
years ago have yet to start. Currently over $2 billion in 
undispersed obligations from prior years remain in a backlog 
and have been unused for years. Furthermore, resistance to the 
program from tenants remains strong, further delaying many 
projects.
    Most importantly, the Committee is convinced that, although 
10 years have been an important demonstration period, the per-
unit cost of the program is too high, relative to alternatives, 
to be sustained over the long-run.
    Therefore, the Committee believes that the best course of 
action is to reject the proposal to rescind the fiscal year 
2006 funding making those funds available in fiscal year 2007 
for grant awards, but until a new authorization is enacted by 
Congress to revise and reform the program, no further funding 
is merited. The Committee directs the Department to submit a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations reviewing the status 
of the backlog of projects and funds to include an analysis of 
which projects should remain in the pipeline and which projects 
should be cancelled.

                  Native American Housing Block Grants


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $623,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       625,680,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       625,680,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,980,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Native American Housing Block Grants program provides 
funds to Indian tribes and their Tribally Designated Housing 
Entities (TDHE) to address housing needs within their 
communities. The block grant is designed to fund TDHE operating 
requirements and capital needs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $625,680,000 for the Native 
American Block Grant and the Indian Community Development Block 
Grant Fund. This is the same as the budget request and 
$1,980,000 more than the enacted amount in fiscal year 2006.
    In 2003 when HUD began using the new 2000 Census data HUD 
shifted the basis for the needs portion of the formula 
distribution of funds from single-race to multi-race. The 
Committee continues language from last year instructing HUD to 
distribute funds on the basis of single race or multi race data 
which ever is the higher amount for each recipient.
    Of the amounts made available under this heading:
          --$1,980,000 is included for Section 601 loan 
        guarantees to guarantee $14,938,825 in new loans. 
        However, the Department is advised that loan level 
        activity must be monitored to ensure that sufficient 
        grant funds are available as collateral for new loans;
          --$3,465,000 is for Technical Assistance training and 
        associated travel;
          --$148,500 is transferred to the Department Salary 
        and Expenses account; and
          --$990,000 for the National American Indian Housing 
        Council to conduct training and technical assistance.

                  Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $8,727,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         5,940,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,815,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +88,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +2,875,000


    The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 created 
the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program to provide 
grants to the State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 
for housing and housing related assistance to develop, maintain 
and operate affordable housing for eligible low income Native 
Hawaiian families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $8,815,000 for this program, 
$88,150 more than the amount provided in fiscal year 2006, and 
$2,875,000 above the budget request. Of the amounts provided, 
$299,211 is for technical assistance.

           Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program Account


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Program account:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................        $3,960,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................         5,940,000
  Recommended in the bill.............................         3,960,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -1,980,000
Limitation on direct Loans:...........................
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................      $116,276,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................       251,000,000
  Recommended in the bill.............................       116,276,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      -134,724,000


    Section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
1992 establishes a loan guarantee program for Native Americans 
to build or purchase homes on trust land. This program provides 
access to sources of private financing for Indian families and 
Indian housing authorities that otherwise cannot acquire 
financing because of the unique legal status of Indian trust 
land. This financing vehicle enables families to construct new 
homes or to purchase existing properties on reservations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,960,000 in new credit subsidy 
for the Section 184 loan guarantee program, $1,980,000 below 
the budget request and the same as the fiscal year 2006 enacted 
level. This will be sufficient to guarantee $116,276,000 in new 
loans. The Committee strongly supports the program of loan 
guarantees for the purchase, construction or rehabilitation of 
single-family homes on trust or restricted lands. However, the 
Department has indicated that $5,962,000 in previously provided 
credit subsidy will carry over into fiscal year 2007. Hence in 
total, more resources will be available in fiscal year 2007 
than in fiscal year 2006. Of the amounts made available, 
$247,500 is transferred to Salary and Expenses.

      Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program Account


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Program account:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................          $891,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................         1,010,000
  Recommended in the bill.............................         1,010,000
  Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +119,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -
Limitation on direct Loans:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................       $35,714,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................        43,000,000
  Recommended in the bill.............................        43,000,000
  Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +7,286,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 created 
the Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund program to 
provide loan guarantees for native Hawaiian individuals and 
their families, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and private nonprofit organizations 
experienced in the planning and in the development of 
affordable housing for Native Hawaiians for the purchase, 
construction, and/or rehabilitation of single-family homes on 
Hawaiian Home Lands. This program provides access to private 
sources of financing that would otherwise not be available 
because of the unique legal status of Hawaiian Home Lands.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,010,000 for this program the 
same as requested to guarantee a total loan volume of 
$43,000,000, the full amount requested. Language is included 
transferring $35,000 to Salaries and Expenses for 
administrative expenses.

                   Community Planning and Development


              HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $286,110,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       300,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       300,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +13,990,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) 
program is authorized by the Housing Opportunities for Persons 
with AIDS Act. This program provides States and localities with 
resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive 
strategies to meet the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS 
and their families. Ninety percent of funding is distributed by 
formula to qualifying States and metropolitan areas on the 
basis of the cumulative number and incidences of AIDS reported 
to the Centers for Disease Control. The remaining 10 percent of 
funding is distributed through a national competition. 
Government recipients are required to have a HUD-approved 
Comprehensive Plan or Comprehensive Housing Affordability 
Strategy (CHAS).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2007, the Committee recommends 
$300,100,000, an increase of $13,990,000 over the enacted 
levels for fiscal year 2006, and the same as the budget 
request. Within the total amount provided, $1,485,000 is for 
technical assistance, training and oversight as requested and 
$1,485,000 is transferred to the Working Capital Fund. With the 
funds provided, the Department should continue to give priority 
to creating new housing opportunities for persons with AIDS.
    The Committee continues language which requires the 
Secretary to renew expiring permanent supportive housing 
contracts previously funded under the national competition, 
which meet all program requirements, before awarding new 
competitive grants.

                 Rural Housing and Economic Development





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $16,830,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -16,830,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This account provides funding to rural non-profit 
organizations, community development corporations, Indian 
tribes, State housing finance agencies, State economic 
development and Federally recognized community development 
agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee agrees with the budget proposal to provide no 
new funds for this program. The majority of initiatives in 
rural economic transformation are and should be funded through 
the Department of Agriculture (USDA), which has the expertise 
in rural economic development, rural housing and community 
stabilization. In addition, the activities of this program are 
eligible activities under the HOME and Community Development 
Block Grant programs.

                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006......................    $15,677,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007.....................      3,032,000,000
Recommended in the bill..............................      4,200,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..................    -11,477,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007.................     +1,168,000,000


    The Community Development Fund provides funding to State 
and local governments, and to other entities that carry out 
community and economic development activities under various 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $4,200,000,000 for the 
Community Development Fund account, a decrease of 
$11,477,800,000 from the amount provided in fiscal year 2006 
and an increase of $1,168,000,000 to the fiscal year 2007 
budget request.
    Of the amounts made available:
          --$3,872,580,000 is for the formula grants and the 
        state share. HUD is instructed to use the same 
        methodology as used in fiscal year 2006 to distribute 
        these funds;
          --$57,420,000 is for the Native American Housing and 
        Economic Development Block Grant;
          --$250,000,000 is for economic development initiative 
        activities and $20,000,000 is for neighborhood 
        initiative activities.
    Beginning in fiscal year 2007, Economic Development 
Initiative and Neighborhood Initiative funds awarded to 
grantees are to be matched by 40 percent in funding by each 
grantee.
    The Committee directs HUD to implement the Economic 
Development Initiative program as follows:
    1. $250,000 to the Salvation Army Family Enrichment Center 
in Anchorage, Alaska for construction of a facility.
    2. $500,000 to the City of Gadsden, Alabama for development 
and construction of Noccalula Park.
    3. $440,000 to the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, 
Alabama for renovation and restoration of buildings.
    4. $250,000 to the City of Robertsdale, Alabama for 
renovations to the PZK Civic Center.
    5. $250,000 to the City of Phenix City, Alabama for 
redevelopment of the downtown riverfront.
    6. $150,000 to the Huntsville Museum of Art in Huntsville, 
Alabama for facility construction, expansion, renovation, and 
build out, as part of the redevelopment of downtown Huntsville.
    7. $150,000 to the Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation in 
Tuscumbia, Alabama for facility renovation and build out.
    8. $100,000 to the City of Birmingham, Alabama for 
industrial park development.
    9. $60,000 to Homeplace in Marshall County, Alabama for the 
renovation of transitional housing.
    10. $50,000 to the City of Lineville, Alabama for the 
renovation of a theater for community purposes.
    11. $50,000 to Calhoun County, Alabama for the construction 
of the White Plains Youth Sports Complex.
    12. $250,000 to the Clarke County Commission in Clarke 
County, Alabama for the development of an industrial park.
    13. $250,000 to Troy University in Troy, Alabama for the 
establishment of a Center for International Business and 
Economic Development.
    14. $350,000 to Jefferson County, Alabama for land 
acquisition and construction of the Red Mountain Greenway and 
Recreation Area.
    15. $250,000 to the City of Graysville, Alabama for the 
Downtown Revitalization Project.
    16. $150,000 to the City of Northport, Alabama for 
streetscape improvements.
    17. $300,000 to Arkansas State University, in Mountain 
Home, Arkansas for construction, renovation, and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    18. $250,000 to the Peace at Home Family Shelter in 
Fayetteville, Arkansas for the construction of transitional 
housing.
    19. $100,000 to the City of Malvern, Arkansas for planning 
and design and construction of recreational facilities, and 
park improvements.
    20. $100,000 to the Conway County Economic Development 
Corporation, Arkansas for renovation and build out of a 
historic building.
    21. $775,000 to Chicanos Por La Causa in Phoenix, Arizona 
for land and facility acquisition, planning and design, 
construction, renovation and build out of facilities.
    22. $400,000 to the Catholic Community Services of Southern 
Arizona in Sierra Vista, Arizona for the build out and 
expansion of a domestic violence center.
    23. $250,000 to the City of Scottsdale, Arizona for 
renovations to the Vista del Camino Community Center.
    24. $250,000 to the City of Globe, Arizona for streetscape 
improvements.
    25. $250,000 to the City of Miami, Arizona for acquisition 
and renovation to affordable housing units.
    26. $100,000 to The Dunbar Coalition in Tucson, Arizona for 
planning and design, construction, renovation and build out of 
a youth cultural center.
    27. $500,000 to the Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center 
in Livermore, California for capitalization of a loan fund.
    28. $300,000 to the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County, 
Inc., California for capitalization of loan funds for a 
homebuyer assistance program.
    29. $100,000 to the City of Livermore, California for 
capitalization of a housing loan fund.
    30. $150,000 to San Diego County, California for planning 
and design, construction, renovation and build out of 
facilities at Camp Lockett.
    31. $80,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino, 
California for renovation and build out of the Delman Heights 
Community Center.
    32. $1,000,000 to the City and County of San Francisco, 
California for demolition of structures, planning and design, 
and construction of new housing.
    33. $550,000 to City College of San Francisco, California 
for planning and design, construction and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    34. $500,000 to the City of Banning, California for 
renovations to the city-owned pool.
    35. $500,000 to the City of Desert Hot Springs, California 
for infrastructure improvements to a new community center.
    36. $500,000 to the City of Yucaupa, California for the 
design and construction of a multipurpose athletic facility at 
Crafton Hills College.
    37. $500,000 to the Japanese Community Youth Council, San 
Francisco, California for construction, renovation and build 
out of a community center.
    38. $400,000 to the City of Oroville, California for the 
construction and development of Memorial Park.
    39. $400,000 to El Dorado County, California for 
infrastructure improvements to the Rubicon Trail.
    40. $350,000 to the City of Highland, California for the 
restoration of the First Bank of Highland building for use as a 
museum.
    41. $300,000 to the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, 
California for construction, expansion, renovation, and build 
out of a multipurpose facility.
    42. $250,000 to the California Lutheran University in 
Ventura, California for the renovation and build out of the 
biomedical institute.
    43. $250,000 to the East County Family YMCA in San Diego, 
California for the construction of the McGrath Family YMCA in 
East County San Diego.
    44. $250,000 to San Mateo County Human Services Agency, 
California for acquisition, renovation and build out of 
affordable housing.
    45. $250,000 to the Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, 
California for renovations to the Diamond Bar High School 
Community Sports Field.
    46. $250,000 to the County of Fresno, California for the 
construction of a vocational training facility in Mendota, 
California.
    47. $250,000 to the City of Huntington Beach, California 
for the planning and construction of a senior center.
    48. $200,000 to the Sacramento Food Bank and Family 
Services, California for construction and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    49. $150,000 to the City of Santa Maria, California for 
construction, renovation, and build out of a library.
    50. $150,000 to the San Diego Housing Commission, San 
Diego, California for construction, renovation, and build out 
of affordable housing units.
    51. $150,000 to the Wattstar Theatre and Education Center, 
in the Los Angeles Federal Empowerment Zone, California for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    52. $150,000 to the City of La Puente, California for 
planning and design and construction of a nature education 
center for children.
    53. $150,000 to the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda, 
California for renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    54. $150,000 to the City of Woodland, California for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    55. $150,000 to US Vets, in Inglewood, California for 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    56. $150,000 to the Western States Black Research and 
Educational Center, California for renovation and build out of 
a multipurpose facility.
    57. $100,000 to the City of Los Angeles, California for 
improvements to MacArthur Park.
    58. $100,000 to the Stanislaus Ag Center Foundation, in 
Modesto, California for planning and design and construction of 
a science center.
    59. $100,000 to the Grand Vision Foundation in San Pedro, 
California for renovation and build out of a historic building.
    60. $100,000 to the Allen Temple Housing & Economic 
Development Corp. in Oakland, California for renovation and 
build out of transitional housing.
    61. $100,000 to the Children's Discovery Museum of San 
Jose, California for facility construction, renovation, and 
build out.
    62. $100,000 to The Brewery Site, in Watts, California for 
planning and design, construction, renovation and build out of 
housing, and industrial park development.
    63. $100,000 to the Fashion District Business Improvement 
District, in Los Angeles, California for signage and 
streetscape improvements.
    64. $100,000 to the City of Artesia, California for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    65. $100,000 to the Community Action Partnership of Orange 
County, California for planning and design and construction of 
a multipurpose facility.
    66. $100,000 to East San Gabriel Valley Japanese Community 
Center, California for renovation and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    67. $100,000 to Marin County, California for planning and 
design and construction of a community center.
    68. $100,000 to the Sonoma County Council on Aging 
Services, California for construction, renovation, and build 
out of multipurpose facilities.
    69. $75,000 to the Asian Youth Center of San Gabriel, 
California for construction, expansion, renovation, and build 
out of a multipurpose facility.
    70. $50,000 to the Southeast Rio Vista YMCA, in Los Angeles 
County, California for renovation and build out of facilities.
    71. $650,000 to the City of Redding, California for the 
development of the Stillwater Business Park.
    72. $250,000 to the City of Los Angeles, California for 
Valley Plaza area revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    73. $100,000 to the City of Agoura Hills, California for 
land acquisition and park improvements.
    74. $300,000 to the Santa Cruz, California Redevelopment 
Agency for building renovation and build out, and streetscape 
improvements.
    75. $150,000 to the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation 
Authority, California for park improvements.
    76. $100,000 to the City of Alameda, California for 
streetscape improvements.
    77. $400,000 to the Denver Rescue Mission Harvest Farm in 
Wellington, Colorado for facility construction and build out.
    78. $350,000 to North Range Behavioral Health in Greeley, 
Colorado for facility construction.
    79. $200,000 to the Lower Arkansas Valley Water Conservancy 
District, Colorado for planning and design, construction, 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    80. $100,000 to the Denver Rescue Mission, in Denver, 
Colorado for construction, renovation, and build out of a 
transitional shelter.
    81. $100,000 to the Archuleta Housing Corporation, Colorado 
for construction, renovation, and build out of housing units.
    82. $100,000 to the City of Pueblo, Colorado for 
construction, renovation, and build out of recreational 
facilities, park improvements, and streetscape improvements.
    83. $100,000 to the National Sports Center of the Disabled 
(NSCD), Colorado for planning and design, construction, 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    84. $50,000 to the San Luis Valley Development Resources 
Group, Colorado for renovation and build out of multipurpose 
facilities.
    85. $500,000 to the Town of Willington, Connecticut for the 
expansion of low income senior housing.
    86. $500,000 to the YMCA of Vernon, Connecticut for the 
construction of a new facility.
    87. $300,000 to the Central Connecticut Coast Young Men's 
Christian Association in New Haven, Connecticut for planning 
and design and construction of a community recreational 
facility on the Central Connecticut Shoreline.
    88. $300,000 to the University of Hartford, Connecticut for 
renovation and build out of a historic building.
    89. $300,000 to the Charles D. Smith Foundation in 
Bridgeport, Connecticut for the construction of mixed-income 
housing in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
    90. $100,000 to the City of Ansonia, Connecticut for the 
demolition of blighted housing.
    91. $100,000 to Farnum Neighborhood House in New Haven, 
Connecticut for renovation and build out of facilities serving 
low-income children.
    92. $100,000 to the Chamberlain Heights Public Housing 
Development in Meriden, Connecticut for the construction of 
Head Start and Community Resource Centers in the Chamberlain 
Heights public housing development.
    93. $100,000 to the Town of Plymouth, Connecticut for the 
Waterwheel Park Project.
    94. $100,000 to Interlude, Inc. in Danbury, Connecticut for 
renovation of a current facility in Danbury.
    95. $100,000 to the City of Waterbury, Connecticut for an 
environmental assessment planning study.
    96. $100,000 to the Factory H Demolition and Remediation 
Project in Meriden, Connecticut for the demolition and 
remediation of Factory H.
    97. $100,000 to the Simsbury Public Library in Simsbury, 
Connecticut for the renovation and build out of facilities.
    98. $100,000 to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts 
in Hartford, Connecticut for renovation and build out of a 
nonprofit community arts center, and streetscape improvements.
    99. $100,000 to the Environmental Learning Centers of 
Connecticut in Bristol, Connecticut for planning and design and 
construction of an educational facility.
    100. $100,000 to the City of Waterbury, Connecticut for the 
removal of blighted structures.
    101. $100,000 to the Capitol Area Food Bank in Washington, 
District of Columbia for planning and design and construction 
of a new facility.
    102. $100,000 to the City of Bartow Community Redevelopment 
Agency in Bartow, Florida for the planning of a parking 
facility.
    103. $500,000 to Santa Rosa County, Florida for the 
construction of a YMCA in Navarre, Florida.
    104. $400,000 to the City of St. Petersburg, Florida for 
renovations to the historic Jordan School.
    105. $250,000 to Miami-Dade College in Miami-Dade County, 
Florida for the construction of a library.
    106. $250,000 to Collier County, Florida for the design and 
construction of a community center.
    107. $250,000 to Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort 
Myers, Florida for the historic preservation of the Edison and 
Ford Winter Estates.
    108. $250,000 to Bethune-Cookman College in Daytona Beach, 
Florida for facility renovations for the School of Nursing.
    109. $250,000 to the City of Bartow Community Redevelopment 
Agency in Bartow, Florida for the construction of a parking 
facility.
    110. $250,000 to the City of Marathon, Florida for 
construction of a facility.
    111. $250,000 to the Central Florida Community College in 
Ocala, Florida for renovations to the Fine Arts Auditorium.
    112. $250,000 to the City of Madeira Beach, Florida for the 
replacement of John's Pass Boardwalk.
    113. $200,000 to Florida A & M, Miami Dade College, Florida 
for renovation and build out of facilities.
    114. $200,000 to the Holocaust Documentation and Education 
Center in Hollywood, Florida for facility renovation and build 
out.
    115. $150,000 to the Community Resource Center, in 
Jacksonville, Florida for renovation, build out, and 
redevelopment of an abandoned strip mall into a multipurpose 
facility.
    116. $100,000 to the City of St. Petersburg, Florida for 
renovation and build out of a historic school building.
    117. $100,000 to the Centro Mater Foundation in Hialeah, 
Florida for the construction of a facility.
    118. $100,000 to the City of Tamarac, Florida for 
construction, expansion, renovation, and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    119. $100,000 to the City of Treasure Island, Florida for 
the renovation of the Treasure Island Beach Trail.
    120. $200,000 to the City of West Palm Beach, Florida for 
planning and design, and construction of the West Palm Beach 
Black Heritage Trail.
    121. $100,000 to the Oglethorpe County Commission in 
Oglethorpe County, Georgia for planning a reservoir.
    122. $400,000 to the Berrien County Development Authority 
in Berrien County, Georgia for the design and construction of a 
multi-purpose community building in downtown Nashville, 
Georgia.
    123. $400,000 to the Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia for 
construction and build out of a new building.
    124. $300,000 to the Augusta, Georgia Brownfield Commission 
for industrial park development.
    125. $150,000 to the Coastal Heritage Society in Savannah, 
Georgia for revitalization and repair of facilities.
    126. $150,000 to the City of Riverdale, Georgia for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    127. $100,000 to the City of Cuthbert, Georgia for 
acquisition, construction, renovation and build out of 
recreational facilities.
    128. $100,000 to the City of Plains, Georgia for planning 
and design and construction of a visitors center.
    129. $100,000 to the SOWEGA Council on Aging, Georgia for 
planning and design and construction of a senior center.
    130. $100,000 to Georgia State University for construction 
and build out of a university science park.
    131. $100,000 to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Georgia for 
facility construction, renovation and build out of educational 
facilities.
    132. $100,000 to DeKalb County, Georgia for planning and 
design and construction of recreation centers.
    133. $250,000 to the Berrien County Development Authority 
in Enigma, Georgia for the expansion of a sewer system that 
will serve an industrial park.
    134. $250,000 to America's 2nd Harvest of Coastal, Georgia 
for the purchase of two warehouse facilities.
    135. $350,000 to the City of Valdosta, Georgia for 
streetscape improvements and the development of off-street 
parking.
    136. $150,000 to Gwinnett County, Georgia for streetscape 
improvements in the Hill Area of Duluth, Georgia.
    137. $150,000 to the Government of Guam for planning and 
design and construction of restroom area facilities and 
visitors centers.
    138. $100,000 to the Waipahu Community Association, in 
Waipahu, Hawaii for land acquisition, construction, and 
renovation for the Waipahu Festival Marketplace.
    139. $100,000 to the Young Women's Christian Association in 
Laniakea, Hawaii for facility renovation and build out.
    140. $1,000,000 to the City of Humboldt, Iowa for the 
demolition of four former fertilizer plants.
    141. $450,000 to the City of Fort Dodge, Iowa for the 
demolition of a structure.
    142. $300,000 to the City of Des Moines, Iowa for land 
acquisition, demolition, remediation and site preparation, 
relating to the Riverpoint West Project.
    143. $300,000 to the City of Des Moines, Iowa for land 
acquisition, demolition, site preparation, and industrial park 
development.
    144. $250,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Magic Valley 
in Twin Falls, Idaho for the construction of a facility in 
Buhl, Idaho.
    145. $400,000 to the City of Rexburg, Idaho for streetscape 
improvements, pedestrian and wheelchair access along the river, 
and construction of recreational facilities.
    146. $1,500,000 to the City of Chicago, Illinois for 
renovation and build out of a historic building in the Chicago 
Park District.
    147. $500,000 to the Central Illinois Regional Museum in 
Peoria, Illinois for the planning, design, and construction of 
the Central Illinois Regional Museum.
    148. $500,000 to the Glen Oak Zoo in Peoria, Illinois for 
the construction of the Africa Exhibit.
    149. $400,000 to Wings Program, Inc., in Cook County, 
Illinois for facility construction, renovation, and build out.
    150. $400,000 to the Village of Atkinson, Illinois for the 
Downtown Reconstruction Project.
    151. $400,000 to the City of North Chicago, Illinois for 
the Sheridan Crossing Project.
    152. $300,000 to the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, 
Illinois for building renovations.
    153. $250,000 to Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington, 
Illinois for facility expansion and renovation.
    154. $250,000 to Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois 
for the renovation of Whipple Hall.
    155. $250,000 to the PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center in 
Peoria, Illinois for the construction of a bioscience and small 
business incubator.
    156. $250,000 to the St. Elmo, Illinois Historical Society 
in St. Elmo, Illinois for converting a theater into a community 
center.
    157. $250,000 to the Lawrenceville Mid American Airport in 
Lawrenceville, Illinois for the construction and rehabilitation 
of a community center at the Lawrenceville Mid American 
Airport.
    158. $250,000 to the City of Greenville, Illinois for the 
construction of a business incubator.
    159. $150,000 to the Institute of Puerto Rican Arts and 
Culture, in Chicago, Illinois for construction, renovation and 
build out of a facility.
    160. $150,000 to the Village of Riverdale, Illinois for 
construction, renovation and build out of affordable housing.
    161. $150,000 to the Village of East Hazel Crest, Illinois 
for planning and design and construction of a new community 
center.
    162. $150,000 to ETA Creative Arts Foundation, Inc. in 
Chicago, Illinois for planning and design, construction, 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    163. $100,000 to the Quinn Chapel in Chicago, Illinois for 
renovation and build out of a historic building.
    164. $100,000 to Saint Richard Parish, Illinois for 
construction, renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    165. $100,000 to the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago, 
Illinois for planning and design and construction of a new 
multipurpose facility.
    166. $300,000 to the Village of Sauget, Illinois for 
industrial park development.
    167. $250,000 to the Stephenson County Board in Freeport, 
Illinois for development of the Mill Race Crossing Industrial 
Park.
    168. $250,000 to the Northfield Park District in the 
Village of Northfield, Illinois for infrastructure improvements 
at Willow Park.
    169. $500,000 to the City of South Bend, Indiana for the 
construction of an advanced research and business creation 
complex.
    170. $500,000 to the City of Terre Haute, Indiana for the 
construction and development of a business incubator.
    171. $250,000 to Memorial Coliseum Redevelopment in Marion, 
Indiana for renovations to Memorial Coliseum.
    172. $250,000 to the City of Portland, Indiana for the 
construction of a park.
    173. $250,000 to the Town of Highland, Indiana for trail 
improvements and streetscape improvements.
    174. $100,000 to Madison Center in South Bend, Indiana for 
the planning of a new patient education center.
    175. $100,000 to the Cass County Council on Aging in 
Logansport, Indiana for facility renovation and build out of a 
building in Logansport, Indiana.
    176. $100,000 to the YMCA in Kokomo, Indiana for building 
repair and rehabilitation.
    177. $500,000 to the Columbus Enterprise Development Center 
in Columbus, Indiana for the planning and construction of the 
Columbus Enterprise Development Center.
    178. $250,000 to the City of Valparaiso, Indiana for 
streetscape improvements.
    179. $100,000 to the City of Indianapolis, Indiana for 
revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    180. $440,000 to World Class Technical Education and 
Training Center in Sedgwick County, Kansas for construction of 
a technical education and training center.
    181. $250,000 to Youthville in Dodge City, Kansas for the 
construction of a facility on the Dodge City campus.
    182. $150,000 to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County 
and Kansas City, Kansas for streetscape improvements and 
construction, renovation, and build out of multipurpose 
facilities in downtown Kansas City.
    183. $1,000,000 to Whitley County, Kentucky for the 
expansion of the City of Williamsburg water and sewer line 
infrastructure.
    184. $600,000 to the New Zion Community Foundation in 
Louisville, Kentucky for the construction and renovation of a 
multi-purpose facility.
    185. $600,000 to Gilda's Club in Louisville, Kentucky for 
building renovations.
    186. $500,000 to Wayside Christian Mission in Louisville, 
Kentucky for renovation of a facility.
    187. $500,000 to Catholic Charities of Louisville, Kentucky 
for facility renovations.
    188. $400,000 to Henry County Fiscal Court in Henry County, 
Kentucky for the construction and development of an industrial 
park.
    189. $300,000 to Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's Foundation 
in Louisville, Kentucky for construction of facilities.
    190. $250,000 to LaRue County Fiscal Court in Hodgenville, 
Kentucky for infrastructure renovations and build out of a 
museum.
    191. $250,000 to WKU Small Business Accelerator in Bowling 
Green, Kentucky for the construction and build out of a small 
business accelerator.
    192. $250,000 to the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park 
in Campbellsville, Kentucky for construction and build out of 
the Heartland Commerce and Technology Park.
    193. $250,000 to Central Kentucky Agriculture and 
Exposition Center in Casey County, Kentucky for renovation and 
build out of the Central Kentucky Agriculture and Exposition 
Center.
    194. $100,000 to Metcalfe County and the City of Edmonton, 
Kentucky for construction and renovation of a multi-county 
facility located on the Cumberland Parkway in Metcalfe County.
    195. $50,000 to the City of Edmonton, Kentucky for the 
construction of facility at Edmonton Memorial Park.
    196. $100,000 to the Mercer County, Kentucky Industrial 
Development Authority for industrial park development.
    197. $300,000 to the Port of South Louisiana for 
construction and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    198. $250,000 to Ascension Parish, Louisiana for the 
purchase of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.
    199. $250,000 to the City of Bogalusa, Louisiana for the 
construction of a facility.
    200. $250,000 to the National Center for Community Renewal 
in Shreveport, Louisiana for facility renovations.
    201. $200,000 to St. Bernard Port, Harbor, and Terminal 
District, Louisiana for renovation and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    202. $150,000 to the City of Donaldsonville, Louisiana for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility, and streetscape improvements.
    203. $70,000 to the Village of Loreauville, Louisiana for 
streetscape improvements.
    204. $100,000 to Massachusetts' Cultural Coast for 
renovation and build out of facilities, in support of a tourism 
initiative.
    205. $75,000 to the Town of Watertown, Massachusetts for an 
economic development planning study.
    206. $400,000 to the City of New Bedford, Massachusetts for 
building demolition and clean-up at an abandoned industrial 
site.
    207. $325,000 to CHC Family Center in Gardner, 
Massachusetts for renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    208. $325,000 to the Treehouse Foundation in Easthampton, 
Massachusetts for planning and design and construction of a 
multipurpose facility to serve children in foster care.
    209. $325,000 to the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, 
Massachusetts for construction, expansion, renovation and build 
out of multipurpose facilities.
    210. $275,000 to Mount Wachusett Community College in 
Fitchburg, Massachusetts for planning and design and 
construction of multipurpose facilities.
    211. $275,000 to the Amherst Center for Stage and Screen, 
Inc. in Massachusetts for acquisition, renovation and build out 
of a multipurpose facility, as part of area redevelopment.
    212. $250,000 to the Town of Boylston, Massachusetts for 
renovation and build out of a historic building.
    213. $250,000 to Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, 
Massachusetts for renovation and build out of multipurpose 
facilities, as part of area redevelopment.
    214. $200,000 to the Tri-City Community Action Program, 
Inc., in Malden, Massachusetts for renovation and build out of 
facilities.
    215. $175,000 to Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts 
for facility construction, renovation, and build out.
    216. $175,000 to the Town of Holbrook, Massachusetts for 
construction, renovation and build out of a public library.
    217. $175,000 to the City of Lynn, Massachusetts for 
planning and design, construction, renovation and build out of 
a recreational facility.
    218. $150,000 to the Forsyth Institute in Boston, 
Massachusetts for construction and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    219. $150,000 to the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Center 
in Methuen, Massachusetts for planning and design and 
construction of a multipurpose facility.
    220. $150,000 to the Urban League of Springfield, 
Massachusetts, Inc. for construction, renovation, and build out 
activities at a residential summer camp.
    221. $100,000 to Year Up in Boston, Massachusetts for 
construction, renovation, and build out of multipurpose 
facilities.
    222. $100,000 to the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in 
Lowell, Massachusetts for renovation and build out of a youth 
center.
    223. $100,000 to the City of Northampton, Massachusetts for 
demolition, planning and design, and construction of affordable 
housing units.
    224. $75,000 to the City of Boston, Massachusetts for 
renovation and build out of a historic building.
    225. $75,000 to the Young Men's Christian Association of 
Barnstable, Massachusetts for construction, renovation, and 
build out of a multipurpose facility.
    226. $75,000 to the Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen's 
Association, in Chatham, Massachusetts for construction, 
renovation, and build out of an ocean science policy and 
education center.
    227. $75,000 to the Town of Easton, Massachusetts for 
construction, renovation and build out of recreational 
facilities.
    228. $75,000 to the City of Salem, Massachusetts for pier 
and seawall renovation, and streetscape improvements.
    229. $500,000 to Historic St. Mary's City Commission, St. 
Mary's City, Maryland for construction, renovation, and build 
out of a historic facility.
    230. $450,000 to the Catoctine Aqueduct Restoration Fund, 
Inc. in Point of Rocks, Maryland for the preservation and 
restoration of the Catoctine Aqueduct.
    231. $150,000 to New Song Urban Ministries, Inc., in 
Baltimore, Maryland for facility construction, renovation and 
build out of a pre-school and community center.
    232. $150,000 to the Town of Colmar Manor, Maryland for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    233. $100,000 to the Irvine Nature Center, Baltimore 
County, Maryland for relocation, planning and design, 
construction, and renovation of an environmental education 
facility.
    234. $50,000 to the Westernport Heritage Society Museum in 
Westernport, Maryland for renovations to a facility.
    235. $600,000 to the City of College Park, Maryland for 
land acquisition, planning and design, and construction of a 
parking facility.
    236. $100,000 to Montgomery County, Maryland for sidewalk 
and streetscape improvements.
    237. $150,000 to the City of Bangor, Maine for planning and 
design and construction of affordable housing for veterans and 
their dependents.
    238. $100,000 to the Preble Street Resource Center, in 
Portland, Maine for planning and design, and construction of 
the Florence House Center for Homeless Women.
    239. $500,000 to the City of Detroit, Michigan for the 
demolition of dangerous structures.
    240. $500,000 to the Jewish Association for Residential 
Care of Farmington Hills, Michigan for the design and 
construction of energy efficient homes.
    241. $300,000 to the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy in 
Detroit, Michigan for East Riverfront Development streetscape 
improvements.
    242. $250,000 to Grand Valley State University in Muskegon, 
Michigan for improvements and renovations to the Field Station 
at the Annis Water Resources Institute.
    243. $250,000 to the Crystal Lake Art Center in Frankfort, 
Michigan for facility renovations.
    244. $250,000 to Presbyterian Villages of Michigan in 
Redford, Michigan for building renovations.
    245. $250,000 to the Michigan Aerospace Foundation in Ann 
Arbor, Michigan for the construction of an Aviation Heritage 
Museum and Education Center at Willow Run Airport.
    246. $200,000 to the Samaritan Center in Detroit, Michigan 
for renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    247. $190,000 to the Orion Veterans Memorial Fund in Orion, 
Michigan for the construction of the main monument.
    248. $150,000 to The Wakefield Memorial Building Foundation 
in Wakefield, Michigan for renovation and build out of a 
historic building.
    249. $150,000 to Focus: HOPE in Detroit, Michigan for 
building demolition, and facility renovation and build out.
    250. $150,000 to Monroe County, Michigan for interior 
demolition, renovation, and build out of the Monroe Labor 
History Museum.
    251. $150,000 to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, 
Michigan for renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
building, and revitalization of downtown Ypsilanti.
    252. $150,000 to the Southfield, Michigan Youth Center 
Committee for construction, renovation and build out of a youth 
center.
    253. $150,000 to the Detroit Zoological Society in Michigan 
for renovation and build out of science and education 
facilities.
    254. $50,000 to the Detroit Wayne County Port Authority for 
a feasibility study for the renovation of the Cobo Center in 
Detroit, Michigan.
    255. $150,000 to the Charter Township of Clinton, Michigan 
Downtown Development Authority for streetscape improvements.
    256. $100,000 to the City of Trenton, Michigan for 
revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    257. $100,000 to the Genesee County, Michigan Metropolitan 
Planning Commission for streetscape improvements.
    258. $400,000 to the Mesabi Academy of KidsPeace in Buhl, 
Minnesota for construction, expansion, renovation and build out 
of a multipurpose youth services facility.
    259. $250,000 to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in 
Red Lake, Minnesota for construction, renovation, and build out 
of a multipurpose complex.
    260. $150,000 to the Cedar Riverside People's Center 
Medical Clinic in Minneapolis, Minnesota for renovation and 
build out of a neighborhood clinic.
    261. $100,000 to the Center for Asians and Pacific 
Islanders (CAPI) in Minneapolis, Minnesota for renovation and 
build out of a social services facility.
    262. $100,000 to the Boonville Economic Development Agency 
in Boonville, Missouri for the completion of a redevelopment 
plan.
    263. $1,500,000 to Southeast Missouri State University in 
Cape Girardeau, Missouri for renovation and construction of the 
new River Campus.
    264. $500,000 to the City of Springfield, Missouri for the 
construction of a community multi-purpose facility.
    265. $400,000 to the Atchison County Memorial Building 
Foundation in Atchison County, Missouri for renovation of a 
historic building.
    266. $200,000 to Brookfield Industrial Development in 
Brookfield, Missouri for construction and development of an 
industrial park.
    267. $150,000 to the Black World History Museum in St. 
Louis, Missouri for facility upgrades, renovation, and build 
out.
    268. $150,000 to the City of Raytown, Missouri for the 
demolition of an abandoned church.
    269. $100,000 to the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri for 
construction of a senior center.
    270. $100,000 to the City of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri for 
downtown revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    271. $1,500,000 to the University of Mississippi in Oxford, 
Mississippi for the construction of the William Faulkner 
Museum.
    272. $250,000 to the City of Port Gibson, Mississippi for 
construction, renovation, and build out of community centers.
    273. $100,000 to Clarke County, Mississippi for industrial 
park development.
    274. $250,000 to Montana State University in Billings, 
Montana for planning and construction of the West End library 
and information center.
    275. $200,000 to the Harvest Community Foundation in 
Billings, Montana for the construction of a community center.
    276. $50,000 to the Powell County Economic Development 
Corporation in Powell County, Montana for the rehabilitation of 
a building to reuse as a business incubator.
    277. $500,000 to the TechRanch Technology Venture Center 
Incubator program in Bozeman, Montana for the expansion of the 
Technology Venture Center.
    278. $200,000 to the Community Reinvestment Association of 
North Carolina for capitalization of a housing loan fund.
    279. $750,000 to the University of North Carolina at 
Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina for construction of a 
science and multimedia building.
    280. $500,000 to Eblen Charities of Asheville, North 
Carolina for construction of a multiuse facility in western 
North Carolina.
    281. $500,000 to the Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind 
in Asheville, North Carolina for the construction and build out 
of a facility.
    282. $300,000 to the City of Monroe, North Carolina for the 
conversion of the historic Old Armory Building into a community 
center.
    283. $250,000 to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in 
Hatteras, North Carolina for facility construction.
    284. $250,000 to Western Piedmont Community College, in 
Morganton, North Carolina for construction of a building.
    285. $200,000 to the City of Raeford, North Carolina for 
streetscape improvements.
    286. $200,000 to Child Care Services Association in Durham, 
North Carolina for planning and design and construction of a 
child care resource center.
    287. $200,000 to Family House at UNC Hospitals, in Chapel 
Hill, North Carolina for planning and design and construction 
of a multipurpose facility.
    288. $150,000 to Bennett College for Women in North 
Carolina for renovation and build out of historic buildings.
    289. $100,000 to the Wilson Community Improvement 
Association, in Wilson, North Carolina for planning and design, 
construction, renovation, and build out of a senior center.
    290. $100,000 to the City of Raleigh, North Carolina for 
streetscape improvements and construction of multipurpose 
facilities.
    291. $100,000 to Wake County, North Carolina for planning 
and design and construction of a multipurpose facility.
    292. $100,000 to the John Avery Boys and Girls Club, Inc. 
in Durham, North Carolina for construction, expansion, 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    293. $75,000 to the African American Cultural Center in 
Wilmington, North Carolina for renovation and build out of the 
facility.
    294. $250,000 to Gaston County, North Carolina for the 
expansion of the Gaston County Technology Park.
    295. $100,000 to the University of North Dakota for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    296. $500,000 for Girls and Boys Town USA of Boys Town, 
Nebraska for construction and renovation of facilities.
    297. $400,000 to the City of Lincoln, Nebraska for the 
Antelope Valley Project.
    298. $300,000 to the City of Nashua, New Hampshire for 
streetscape improvements.
    299. $300,000 to the Crotched Mountain Foundation in 
Greenfield, New Hampshire for construction of the TRUST Center.
    300. $500,000 to Family Services of Morris County in 
Morristown, New Jersey for construction of a new program 
center.
    301. $350,000 to the College of Saint Elizabeth in Madison, 
New Jersey for the renovation of Henderson Hall.
    302. $250,000 to Essex County, New Jersey for planning and 
design, construction, renovation and build out of multipurpose 
facilities.
    303. $250,000 to the City of Newark, New Jersey for 
downtown revitalization, park improvements, and streetscape 
improvements.
    304. $250,000 to The School for Children with Hidden 
Intelligence in Lakewood, New Jersey for the construction of a 
new school building.
    305. $250,000 to Isles, Inc. of Trenton, New Jersey for the 
redevelopment of a historic textile mill located on the border 
of Trenton and Hamilton.
    306. $170,000 to the Borough of High Bridge, New Jersey for 
facility renovations.
    307. $150,000 to Rutgers University-Camden, in Camden, New 
Jersey for planning and design and construction of a new 
multipurpose facility.
    308. $150,000 to William Paterson University in Wayne, New 
Jersey for planning and design and construction of a 
multipurpose facility.
    309. $150,000 to the Visiting Nurses Association of Central 
New Jersey in Red Bank, New Jersey for building renovation and 
build out of a facility in Manasquan, New Jersey.
    310. $100,000 to the Village of Ridgewood, New Jersey for 
restoration of the historic Ridgewood Village train station.
    311. $100,000 to the Township of Delaware, New Jersey for 
planning and design and construction of a new community center.
    312. $100,000 to Essex County, New Jersey for construction, 
renovation and build out of recreational and tourist 
facilities.
    313. $100,000 to Broadway House for Continuing Care, in 
Newark, New Jersey for construction, expansion, renovation and 
build out of a multipurpose facility.
    314. $250,000 to Altantic County, New Jersey for design and 
development of an industrial park.
    315. $200,000 to Union County, New Jersey for industrial 
park development activities.
    316. $300,000 to the City of West Milford, New Jersey for 
streetscape improvements.
    317. $150,000 to Rutgers University for planning and 
design, construction, renovation and build out of facilities.
    318. $150,000 to Cliffside Park, New Jersey for streetscape 
improvements.
    319. $500,000 to the Village of Tijeras, New Mexico for the 
construction of a senior center.
    320. $400,000 to South Valley Community Dental in 
Albuquerque, New Mexico for construction of a new facility.
    321. $300,000 to Enlace Comunitario in Albuquerque, New 
Mexico for construction of a facility.
    322. $100,000 to the Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    323. $250,000 to the Anthony-Berino Economic Development 
Corp. in Anthony, New Mexico for land acquisition and 
development of an industrial park.
    324. $500,000 to Opportunity Village in Las Vegas, Nevada 
for construction of an Employment & Training Center and an Arts 
& Enrichment Center.
    325. $100,000 to the City of North Las Vegas, Nevada for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    326. $100,000 to the City of Rochester, New York for 
planning and expansion of the High Falls Film Festival, in 
support of the economic redevelopment of downtown Rochester.
    327. $500,000 to the Town of Fort Edward, New York for 
construction of the Rogers Island Museum and educational 
facility.
    328. $500,000 to the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential 
Library in Hyde Park, New York for facility renovations.
    329. $450,000 to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty 
in New York, New York for planning and design, construction, 
renovation, and build out of affordable housing.
    330. $400,000 to the Rome Community Brownfield Restoration 
Corporation in Rome, New York for the redevelopment of the 
former Rome Cable facility.
    331. $400,000 to Putnam County, New York for the 
construction of a senior center.
    332. $350,000 to Orange County, New York for the 
restoration and historic preservation of the Delaware and 
Hudson Canal.
    333. $300,000 to the Sephardic Community Center in 
Brooklyn, New York for the renovation and build out of 
facilities.
    334. $250,000 to Keuka College in Keuka Park, New York for 
the renovation of Ball Hall.
    335. $250,000 to St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, 
New York for building construction and renovation.
    336. $250,000 to the Strand Theater Arts Center in 
Plattsburgh, New York for the conversion of the Strand Theater 
into a performing arts center.
    337. $250,000 to Hamilton County, New York for the Wakely 
Lodge.
    338. $250,000 to Orleans County Cornell Cooperative 
Extension in Albion, New York for construction of an education 
center at the Orleans County fairgrounds.
    339. $250,000 to the New York State Education and Research 
Network in Syracuse, New York for the construction and 
renovation of a disaster recovery and business continuation 
facility in Syracuse, New York.
    340. $200,000 to the Children's Museum in Utica, New York 
for building renovations.
    341. $200,000 to the Unity House of Troy, Inc., Troy, New 
York for renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    342. $200,000 to the Amherst Youth Foundation in Amherst, 
New York for renovations to the Independent Health Youth & 
Family Center in Williamsville, New York.
    343. $200,000 to the New York City College of Technology 
for renovation and build out of facilities.
    344. $200,000 to Gouverneur Health Services in New York, 
New York for construction, renovation and build out of a 
nursing facility.
    345. $150,000 to the City University of New York, Queens, 
in Queens, New York for museum construction, renovation, and 
build out.
    346. $150,000 to the Mt. Vernon Public Library in Mt. 
Vernon, New York for renovation and build out.
    347. $150,000 to the Hudson Guild Fulton Center, New York, 
New York for construction, renovation and build out of a 
community services center.
    348. $150,000 to the Brooklyn Children's Museum in 
Brooklyn, New York for facility construction, renovation, and 
build out.
    349. $150,000 to the City College of New York for planning 
and design, construction, renovation and build out of 
multipurpose facilities.
    350. $150,000 to the Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club West 
Bronx Clubhouse in New York, New York for renovation and build 
out of a youth facility.
    351. $150,000 to Southside United Housing in Brooklyn, NY 
for renovation and build out of housing.
    352. $150,000 to Greenpoint Manufacturing Design Center in 
Brooklyn, New York for planning and design, construction, 
renovation, and build out of multipurpose facilities, 
industrial park development, and streetscape improvements.
    353. $150,000 to the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in 
Syracuse, New York for renovations to the Crouse-Hinds Theatre 
in the Mulroy Civic Center.
    354. $150,000 to the Catalpa, New York YMCA for renovation 
and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    355. $100,000 to Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4927, in 
Centereach, New York for building renovation and build out.
    356. $100,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva Inc. in 
Geneva, New York for the construction of a facility.
    357. $100,000 to the Harding Community Center in the Bronx, 
New York for construction, renovation, and build out of a 
multipurpose facility.
    358. $100,000 to the Town of Orchard Park, New York for 
park and streetscape improvements, and planning and design and 
construction of a facility.
    359. $100,000 to Orange County Community College in 
Newburgh, New York for planning and design and construction of 
a multipurpose facility.
    360. $100,000 to the Sayville, New York American Legion 
Post for renovation and build out of a historic building.
    361. $100,000 to Mount Pleasant, New York for renovation 
and build out of a public library.
    362. $100,000 to the University at Albany, State University 
of New York for facility renovation and build out.
    363. $100,000 to the USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical 
Museum in Albany, New York for preservation and upgrades.
    364. $100,000 to New York Families for Autistic Children 
(NYFAC), Inc., in Ozone Park, New York for planning and design 
and construction of a multipurpose facility.
    365. $100,000 to Alianza Dominicana, in New York, New York 
for planning and design, construction, renovation and build out 
of a multipurpose facility.
    366. $100,000 to the Village of Lewiston, New York for 
construction, renovation, and build out of multipurpose 
facilities, park improvements, and streetscape improvements.
    367. $100,000 to the Columbia County, New York Agricultural 
Association for renovation of the Main Fair House.
    368. $100,000 to the Delaware County E-Center in Delhi, New 
York for the construction of a small business incubator.
    369. $100,000 to Common Ground Community in New York, New 
York for renovation and build out of multipurpose facilities.
    370. $75,000 to St. Anselm's Church and School, Bronx, New 
York for facility renovation and build out.
    371. $75,000 to Fordham University in New York, New York 
for planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    372. $500,000 to WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, New 
York for facilities expansion and rehabilitation.
    373. $300,000 to the Town of Clarkstown, New York for 
mainstreet revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    374. $200,000 to the Gerry Foundation, Inc. in Liberty, New 
York for building demolition and streetscape improvements.
    375. $200,000 to Group Ministries, Inc., in Buffalo, New 
York for renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    376. $100,000 to the Town of Harrison, New York for 
downtown revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    377. $100,000 to the Village of Elmsford, New York for 
mainstreet revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    378. $100,000 to the Village of Bellerose, New York for 
park and streetscape improvements.
    379. $500,000 to the University of Cincinnati in 
Cincinnati, Ohio for construction of the Medical Sciences 
Building.
    380. $500,000 to the City of Cincinnati, Ohio for 
remediation of the Phase I redevelopment.
    381. $500,000 to the City of Springfield, Ohio for land 
acquisition and relocation and demolition of residential and 
commercial properties.
    382. $500,000 to the Neighborhood Housing Partnership in 
Springfield, Ohio for the acquisition and redevelopment of 
blighted properties within the boundaries of Selma Road, Drexel 
Avenue, Clifton Avenue, and Euclid Avenue.
    383. $500,000 to HAP Community Action in Glouster, Ohio for 
the construction of a building.
    384. $500,000 to the Audubon Society in Columbus, Ohio for 
the construction of a new Audubon Nature Center on the Whittier 
Peninsula.
    385. $500,000 to the Franklin Park Conservatory in 
Columbus, Ohio for the renovation and construction of 
facilities.
    386. $300,000 to the Springfield Arts Council in 
Springfield, Ohio for the construction of the west plaza 
comfort station.
    387. $300,000 to Ross County, Ohio for development of an 
industrial park and multipurpose building.
    388. $250,000 to the Marsh Foundation in Van Wert, Ohio for 
building renovations to a facility.
    389. $250,000 to the St. Mary Development Corporation in 
Dayton, Ohio for the demolition of blighted properties and 
streetscape improvements.
    390. $250,000 to the St. Mary Development Corporation in 
Dayton, Ohio for building demolition.
    391. $250,000 to Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio 
for the construction of a Creative Arts Center Annex.
    392. $200,000 to the University of Toledo in Ohio for 
construction, renovation, and build out of a Clean and 
Alternative Energy Center.
    393. $200,000 to Carroll County, Ohio for the construction 
of a community center.
    394. $200,000 to the Youngstown, Ohio Central Area 
Community Improvement Corp. for planning and design, 
construction, renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    395. $175,000 to the Union County Veterans Remembrance 
Committee in Union County, Ohio for the construction of a 
veterans monument.
    396. $100,000 to Starr Commonwealth in Van Wert, Ohio for 
building renovations to a facility.
    397. $100,000 to the Village of Jamestown, Ohio for 
building renovations to the Jamestown Opera House.
    398. $100,000 to the Goodrich Gannett Neighborhood Center 
in Cleveland, Ohio for construction, expansion, renovation and 
build out of facilities.
    399. $100,000 to Connecting Point in Toledo, Ohio for 
planning and design, construction, renovation and build out of 
community services facilities.
    400. $100,000 to the West Creek Preservation Committee in 
Parma, Ohio for renovation and build out of a historic 
building.
    401. $500,000 to the Stark County Park District in 
Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania for the acquisition of land in 
Bethlehem Township, Ohio for the purposes of developing a new 
park.
    402. $500,000 to the City of Green, Ohio for the Southgate 
Farm Acquisition project.
    403. $100,000 to the City of Lorain, Ohio for building 
acquisition, renovation, and build out.
    404. $250,000 to the City of Lebanon, Ohio for streetscape 
improvements.
    405. $400,000 to the American Indian Cultural Center and 
Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the construction of the 
American Indian Cultural Center and Museum.
    406. $350,000 to the Oklahoma City National Memorial 
Foundation in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for the construction of 
the Oklahoma City Memorial.
    407. $250,000 to the Ardmore Community Resources Center in 
Ardmore, Oklahoma for the construction of Phase 2 of the 
development of a community resource center.
    408. $250,000 to the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage 
Center in Enid, Oklahoma for facility renovation and build out.
    409. $100,000 to Eastern Oklahoma State College, in 
Wilburton, Oklahoma for construction and renovation of a 
multipurpose facility.
    410. $75,000 to the City of Astoria, Oregon for planning 
and design and construction of a Chinese heritage park.
    411. $100,000 to the City of Eugene, Oregon for demolition, 
planning and design, construction, renovation, and build out of 
a field science laboratory at the West Eugene Wetlands 
Education Center.
    412. $100,000 to Depoe Bay Neighbors for Kids, Depoe Bay, 
Oregon for construction, renovation and build out of a facility 
designed to provide educational and recreational activities for 
children.
    413. $100,000 to the Community College of Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania for the expansion of the Northeast Regional 
Center.
    414. $500,000 to Montgomery County Community College in 
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania for construction of a facility.
    415. $350,000 to the Titusville YMCA in Titusville 
Pennsylvania for building renovations.
    416. $310,000 to the Waynesburg College Center in 
Pennsylvania for construction of a multipurpose facility.
    417. $300,000 to the Jefferson Square Community Development 
Corporation, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for planning and 
design, construction, renovation and build out of housing.
    418. $300,000 to the City Wide Youth Agency in 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for planning and design, 
construction, renovation, and build out of multipurpose 
facilities.
    419. $300,000 to Armstrong County, Pennsylvania for 
rebuilding the Belmont Complex.
    420. $250,000 to the Lafayette College in Easton, 
Pennsylvania for streetscape improvements.
    421. $250,000 to the Butler Penn Theater Community Trust in 
Butler, Pennsylvania for facility planning, construction, and 
redevelopment.
    422. $250,000 to EDC Finance Corporation of Lancaster, 
Pennsylvania for the demolition and remediation of the 
decommissioned Armstrong World Industries plant.
    423. $250,000 to the Carlisle Regional Performing Arts 
Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania for the renovation of the 
Carlisle Theater.
    424. $250,000 to the Greater Honesdale Partnership, Wayne 
County, Pennsylvania in Honesdale, Pennsylvania for the 
purchase and reconstruction of a building.
    425. $250,000 to the Central Bradford Progress Authority in 
Towanda, Pennsylvania for the acquisition or construction of an 
economic development facility.
    426. $250,000 to the Factoryville Borough/Clinton Joint 
Municipal Authority in Factoryville Borough, Pennsylvania for 
the extension of sewer lines for the expansion of Keystone 
College.
    427. $240,000 to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 
for construction, renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    428. $200,000 to the University of Pittsburgh at 
Greensburg, Pennsylvania for the expansion of McKenna Hall.
    429. $200,000 to Greene County, Pennsylvania for 
construction, renovation and build out of recreational 
facilities.
    430. $200,000 to the Pennsylvania Hunting and Fishing 
Museum in Tionesta, Pennsylvania for construction and 
renovation of a facility.
    431. $200,000 to Downtown Lewistown, Inc. in Lewistown, 
Pennsylvania for the redevelopment, build out, and renovation 
of a former regional bank headquarters building.
    432. $200,000 to Widener University's Small Business Center 
in Chester, Pennsylvania for renovations to the Small Business 
Development Center.
    433. $100,000 to LaSalle University in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania for capitalization of a loan fund.
    434. $100,000 to the Focus on Renewal Cultural Arts Center, 
in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania for planning and design and 
construction of a recreational and education facility.
    435. $100,000 to the Bucks County Pennsylvania Community 
College, Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania 
for the construction of a permanent campus.
    436. $100,000 to the Churchville Nature Center in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania for the construction and build out of the 
Churchville Nature Center.
    437. $100,000 to the Self Help Movement in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania for renovations of a facility.
    438. $100,000 to the FM Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, 
Pennsylvania for facility renovation and build out of a 
historic building.
    439. $100,000 to the Northern Blair County Recreation 
Commission in Antis Township, Pennsylvania for construction of 
fitness center, recreational sports fields and other 
enhancements to recreational facilities in Antis Township, 
Pennsylvania.
    440. $100,000 to the Fayette County Agricultural 
Improvement Association in Dunbar, Pennsylvania for renovations 
and build out of an outdoor arena that is used for the county 
fair.
    441. $75,000 to the Ambler Theater in Ambler, Pennsylvania 
for facility construction, renovation and build out, and 
handicap-accessibility improvements, for a nonprofit community 
theater.
    442. $50,000 to the Lower Bucks County Chapter of Disabled 
American Veterans 117 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania for 
renovation and build out of a facility in Bucks County, 
Pennsylvania.
    443. $50,000 to the Caldonia Theater Company in 
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania for facility renovations.
    444. $300,000 to the Municipality of Monroeville, 
Pennsylvania for streetscape improvements.
    445. $100,000 to the Borough of Robesonia, Pennsylvania for 
streetscape improvements.
    446. $75,000 to the Mayfair Community Development 
Corporation in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for construction, 
renovation, and build out of a multipurpose facility, and 
streetscape improvements.
    447. $250,000 to the Municipality of Yauco, Puerto Rico for 
the construction of low income housing units.
    448. $150,000 to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community 
Center in Newport, Rhode Island for renovation and build out of 
a community center.
    449. $150,000 to the City of Central Falls, Rhode Island 
for park improvements and renovation and build out of 
facilities.
    450. $100,000 to Rhode Island College for renovation and 
build out of a multipurpose facility.
    451. $100,000 to Greenwood County, South Carolina for the 
construction of a library.
    452. $400,000 to the Township of Rembert, South Carolina 
for planning and design and construction of a community center.
    453. $250,000 to the City of Charleston, South Carolina for 
the construction of the Spirit of South Carolina.
    454. $250,000 to the City of Charleston, South Carolina for 
improvements to the Spring Street/Fishburne Street drainage 
basin.
    455. $150,000 to the Choppee Regional Resource Center in 
Georgetown County, South Carolina for planning and design and 
construction of a multipurpose facility.
    456. $150,000 to the Richland County Recreation Commission 
in Columbia, South Carolina for construction, expansion, 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    457. $150,000 to Williamsburg County, South Carolina for 
renovation and build out of multipurpose facilities.
    458. $150,000 to the city of Walterboro, South Carolina for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility, and streetscape improvements.
    459. $150,000 to the Progressive Club in John's Island, 
South Carolina for renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    460. $150,000 to the Brainerd Institute Foundation in 
Chester, South Carolina for renovation and build out of 
multipurpose facilities.
    461. $150,000 to Chester County, South Carolina Council for 
planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    462. $150,000 to the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina for 
planning and design, construction, renovation, and build out of 
multipurpose facilities, industrial park development, and 
streetscape improvements.
    463. $100,000 to the City of North Charleston, South 
Carolina for planning and design, construction, renovation and 
build out of multipurpose facilities.
    464. $400,000 to The Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place in Ft. 
Pierre, South Dakota for facility construction and build out.
    465. $100,000 to Saint Joseph's Indian School in 
Chamberlain, South Dakota for planning and design and 
construction of facilities.
    466. $100,000 to the City of Jackson, Tennessee for 
construction, renovation, and build out of recreational 
facilities, and park improvements.
    467. $400,000 to the Oak Ridge Nanotechnology 
Commercialization Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee for the 
construction of the Oak Ridge Nanotechnology Commercialization 
Center.
    468. $150,000 to the African American History Foundation of 
Nashville, Tennessee for planning and design and construction 
of a museum.
    469. $150,000 to Overton County, Tennessee for planning and 
design and construction of a new library.
    470. $100,000 to Roane State Community College in Harriman, 
Tennessee for planning and design, construction and build out 
of a business incubator center.
    471. $100,000 to Lemoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee 
for planning and design and construction of housing.
    472. $100,000 to Cannon County, Tennessee for downtown 
revitalization and streetscape improvements.
    473. $850,000 to the John Nance Garner Museum in Uvalde, 
Texas for building renovations.
    474. $750,000 to the City of Temple, Texas for the 
acquisition and renovation of a facility.
    475. $750,000 to Southwestern University in Georgetown, 
Texas for the construction of the Center for Lifelong Learning.
    476. $600,000 to the City of Bellmead, Texas for facility 
construction, renovation and build out.
    477. $400,000 to the City of Fort Worth, Texas for facility 
design, construction, and property acquisition as part of the 
Trinity River Vision Plan.
    478. $250,000 to the City of Arlington Chamber of Commerce 
in Arlington, Texas for the construction of the Entrepreneur 
Center.
    479. $250,000 to the Hearne Economic Development Corp., in 
Hearne, Texas for renovation, build out, and conversion of 
historic Camp Hearne facilities.
    480. $250,000 to Texas College Tyler, Texas for the 
construction of the Texas College Single Parent Support 
Learning Complex.
    481. $150,000 to the Mt. Zion Federal Credit Union in San 
Antonio, Texas for purchase, construction, renovation, and 
build out of a facility.
    482. $150,000 to Harris County Precinct Three, Texas for 
construction and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    483. $150,000 to the Houston Hispanic Forum in Texas for 
construction, renovation and build out of a new Hispanic 
Cultural and Educational Center.
    484. $150,000 to the Port of Brownsville, Texas for 
planning and design and construction of a dock facility.
    485. $100,000 to the Southwest Key Program, Inc., in 
Austin, Texas for planning and design and construction of a 
multipurpose facility.
    486. $100,000 to the Houston Zoo in Texas for planning and 
design and construction of an educational facility.
    487. $100,000 to the City of San Juan, Texas for planning 
and design and construction of a new library.
    488. $100,000 to the Houston Zoo in Houston, Texas for the 
construction of the Outdoor Life Science Learning Center.
    489. $100,000 to the El Paso, Texas History Museum for 
construction, renovation and build out of a museum.
    490. $100,000 to the El Paso, Texas Empowerment Zone for 
planning and design and construction of multipurpose 
facilities, and streetscape improvements.
    491. $100,000 to the City of San Antonio, Texas for 
planning and design and construction of a pedestrian bridge, 
and streetscape improvements.
    492. $225,000 to Southern Utah University for planning and 
design and construction of facilities, in connection with the 
USF Center project.
    493. $225,000 to the Western Mining and Railroad Museum in 
Helper, Utah for planning and design, construction, renovation 
and build out of the facility.
    494. $500,000 to the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, 
Virginia for facility construction and renovation.
    495. $400,000 to the Bayview Citizens for Social Justice, 
Inc. in Bayview, Virginia for the construction of two multi-
purpose buildings.
    496. $250,000 to the Fairfax County, Virginia Park 
Authority for revitalization of Ossian Park in Annandale, 
Virginia.
    497. $250,000 to the City of Chesapeake, Virginia for 
development and construction of Heritage Park.
    498. $250,000 to the Art Museum of Western Virginia in 
Roanoke, Virginia for the construction of a new facility.
    499. $250,000 to Shenandoah University in Winchester, 
Virginia for the construction of a business school.
    500. $180,000 to the Historic Roanoke City Market in 
Roanoke, Virginia for facility renovations.
    501. $150,000 to the Russell County, Virginia Industrial 
Development Authority for construction, renovation, and build 
out of a technology workforce training center in Lebanon, 
Virginia.
    502. $150,000 to the Arlington, Virginia Housing 
Corporation for planning and design and construction of 
multipurpose facilities, and outdoor improvements.
    503. $150,000 to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Alexandria, 
Virginia for renovation and build out of a multipurpose 
facility.
    504. $100,000 to the Town of Clarksville, Virginia for 
construction of the Clarksville Community Center.
    505. $100,000 to the Town of Rocky Mount, Virginia for the 
Crooked Road Project.
    506. $100,000 to the Bassett Historical Center in Henry 
County, Virginia for facilities construction.
    507. $100,000 to Schuyler Community Center in Nelson 
County, Virginia for structural repairs to the Schuyler 
Community Center.
    508. $75,000 to the Town of Boydton, Virginia for the 
continuation of the revitalization of the central business 
district.
    509. $70,000 to the Shenandoah County, Virginia Performing 
Arts Center for the renovation of the Edinburg School as it 
converts into the Shenandoah County Performing Arts Center.
    510. $50,000 to Fairfax County, Virginia Park Authority for 
field improvements in Annandale, Virginia.
    511. $50,000 to the Clarksville Fine Arts Center in 
Clarksville, Virginia for facility renovations.
    512. $150,000 to Henrico County, Virginia for land 
acquisition, planning and design, and construction of a 
memorial and visitors center.
    513. $100,000 to the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands 
for planning and design and construction of a visitors center.
    514. $150,000 to Champlain Valley, Vermont Agency on Aging 
for construction, renovation and build out of senior centers.
    515. $100,000 to the Snohomish County, Washington Economic 
Development Commission for economic development planning 
activities.
    516. $250,000 to Virtual Possibilities Network in Spokane, 
Washington for expansion and upgrades to infrastructure and 
supporting ancillary applications.
    517. $150,000 to the Seattle, Washington Housing Authority 
for planning and design and construction of a multipurpose 
facility.
    518. $100,000 to the Washington Technology Center in 
Vancouver, Washington for facility renovation and build out.
    519. $100,000 to the Nisqually Indian Tribe, in Washington 
state for site preparation, in advance of economic development 
activities.
    520. $100,000 to the Hamilton, Washington Public 
Development Authority for land acquisition, planning and 
design, and construction of housing and infrastructure, to 
assist in the redevelopment of Hamilton, Washington.
    521. $300,000 to the North Central Wisconsin Regional 
Planning Commission for capitalization of a revolving loan 
fund.
    522. $250,000 to Impact Seven in Almena, Wisconsin for land 
acquisition, planning and design, construction, renovation and 
build out of multipurpose facilities.
    523. $250,000 to the City of Cedarburg, Wisconsin for the 
demolition of a former manufacturing facility.
    524. $200,000 to the Hudson Area Joint Library in Hudson, 
Wisconsin for planning and design and construction of a new 
library.
    525. $200,000 to the Marshfield, Wisconsin Area Chamber of 
Commerce for capitalization of a revolving loan fund.
    526. $150,000 to the Madison Development Corporation, in 
Madison, Wisconsin for facility development and equipment 
purchase and installation.
    527. $150,000 to the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern 
Wisconsin, in Madison, Wisconsin for facility renovation, build 
out, and construction.
    528. $150,000 to the Metropolitan Business Collaborative in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin for planning and design and construction 
of a multipurpose facility.
    529. $150,000 to the Garfield Park Development LLC in 
Milwaukee, Wisconsin for industrial park development.
    530. $100,000 to the Chippewa Valley Technical College in 
Eau Claire, Wisconsin for planning and design, construction, 
renovation and build out of a multipurpose facility.
    531. $300,000 to Marshall University in Point Pleasant, 
West Virginia for the construction and build out of the 
Marshall Mid-Ohio Valley Center.
    532. $200,000 to the Kanawha Valley YMCA in Charleston, 
West Virginia for facility renovations and build out.
    533. $150,000 to the Southern West Virginia Community and 
Technology College for construction, renovation and build out 
of a multipurpose facility.
    534. $100,000 to the City of Romney, West Virginia for the 
renovation and conversion of the Coca Cola bottling plant into 
a culture and arts center.
    535. $100,000 to the Marion County, West Virginia Vietnam 
Veterans Memorial, Inc. for facilities construction and 
renovation and build out of a community center.
    536. $100,000 to the Metropolitan Theatre Foundation in 
Morgantown, West Virginia for construction, renovation and 
build out of facilities.
    537. $100,000 to the City of Weirton, West Virginia for 
planning and design, construction, renovation, and build out of 
facilities.
    538. $100,000 to the Monongalia County, West Virginia 
Schools Foundation, Inc. for construction of recreational 
facilities.
    539. $100,000 to the West Virginia Northern Community 
College in Wheeling, West Virginia for planning, design, 
construction, renovation and build out of facilities.
    540. $100,000 to the City of Clarksburg, West Virginia for 
planning associated with economic revitalization of the area.
    541. $100,000 to Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, 
West Virginia for planning and design, construction, 
renovation, and build out of facilities.
    542. $100,000 to Connected Technologies Corridors, Inc. in 
Beckley, West Virginia for construction, renovation and build 
out of multipurpose facilities.
    543. $250,000 to Ark Regional Services of Laramie, Wyoming 
for construction of a facility.
    544. $250,000 to the Dubois Community Project, Inc. of 
Dubois, Wyoming for the construction, renovation, and build out 
of facilities.
    The Committee directs HUD to implement the Neighborhood 
Initiatives program as follows:
    1. $600,000 to Center for Creative Land Recycling in San 
Francisco, California for technical assistance for land 
remediation and redevelopment.
    2. $400,000 to Westfield Vocational/Technical High School 
in Westfield, Massachusetts for upgrading facilities and 
equipment.
    3. $750,000 to Walsh College in Troy, Michigan for the 
construction of a main campus library.
    4. $1,000,000 to the Neighborhood Initiative Program in 
Syracuse, New York for the continuation of the Neighborhood 
Initiative Program.
    5. $375,000 to the Metropolitan Development Association in 
Syracuse, New York for the continuation of the Essential New 
York Initiative.
    6. $1,250,000 to Bucks County Community College in Bucks 
County, Pennsylvania for facilities design and construction.
    7. $750,000 to Pennsylvania Highlands Community College for 
land acquisition, planning and design, construction, 
renovation, and build out of facilities.
    8. $2,000,000 to the City of Charleston, South Carolina for 
planning and design, construction and build out of the City of 
Charleston's International African American Museum.
    9. $250,000 to NWCEP, Inc. in Ashland, Wisconsin for 
education and training, emergency assistance, and related 
services for displaced workers and their families.
    The Committee agrees with the Administration's proposal to 
shift the Youthbuild program to the Department of Labor. This 
move will allow for better management of the program and is 
more aligned with the objectives of that department.
    Additionally, the Committee has maintained the formula 
program at the highest possible level for fiscal year 2007, 
consistent with the need to fund Section 8 rental assistance 
programs, meet the public housing operating expenses 
administered by public housing authorities, as well as the 
housing programs for the elderly and disabled. This effort has 
been complicated by what can only be described as the 
Administration's arbitrary cut to the CDBG program. The 
Administration has justified the proposed reduced funding level 
relative to fiscal year 2006 as part of a reform of the program 
to be coupled with a change to the formula for distributing 
funds. Yet despite months of lead time prior to the submission 
of the Administration's budget request, it has failed to 
deliver a reform proposal in time to be considered and acted on 
by the relevant committees of jurisdiction.

         COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOAN GUARANTEES PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Program cost:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................        $3,713,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................             - - -
  Recommended in the bill.............................             - - -
  Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -3,713,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -
Limitation on Guaranteed loans:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................      $137,500,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................             - - -
  Recommended in the bill.............................             - - -
  Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      -137,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Section 108 Loan Guarantees program underwrites private 
market loans to assist local communities in the financing of 
the acquisition and rehabilitation of publicly-owned real 
property, rehabilitation of housing, and certain economic 
development projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funds for this program as was 
proposed in the budget. No funds were requested by the 
administration. In fiscal year 2006, $3,712,500 was provided 
for program costs with a loan limitation of $137,500,000. While 
the Committee recognizes that there is a place for a non-
competitive loan program to fill gaps in funding at the local 
level, this program is not consistent with current government 
loan principles and has not been fully utilized due to the 
reluctance to use Community Development Block Grant funds as 
collateral.

                       Brownfields Redevelopment





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $9,900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -9,900,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Brownfields Redevelopment program provides competitive 
economic development grants in conjunction with section 108 
loan guarantees for qualified Brownfields projects. Grants are 
made in accordance with section 108(q) selection criteria. The 
goal of the program is to return contaminated sites to 
productive uses with an emphasis on creating substantial 
numbers of jobs for lower-income people in physically and 
economically distressed neighborhoods.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Brownfields 
Redevelopment Program at HUD. The budget request has proposed 
no funding for the past several years. Congress enacted 
$9,900,000 in fiscal year 2006 for the program while also 
rescinding $10,000,000 of unobligated balances. The Committee 
believes that due to the recent dramatic increases in funding 
in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and expanded EPA 
authority in recent authorizations for this program, HUD 
funding is no longer essential or appropriate. The House has 
already provided $2,336,442,000 in the fiscal year 2007 
appropriations bill for the EPA program.

                  Home Investment Partnerships Program


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $1,757,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     1,916,640,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,916,640,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +159,390,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The HOME investment partnerships program uses formula 
allocations to provide grants to States, units of local 
government, Indian tribes, and insular areas for the purpose of 
expanding the supply of affordable housing in the jurisdiction. 
Upon receipt, State and local governments develop a 
comprehensive housing affordability strategy that enables them 
to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct new affordable housing, 
or to provide rental assistance to eligible families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,916,640,000 for activities 
funded under this account, $159,390,000 above the level enacted 
in fiscal year 2006 and the same as the request. Funds are 
provided as follows:
          --Formula Grants: $1,827,945,000 for formula grants 
        for participating jurisdictions (States, units of local 
        government and consortia of units of local government) 
        and insular areas, an increase of $151,297,000 above 
        the amount enacted for fiscal year 2006 and $28,303,000 
        above the amount requested. Of the amount provided, 
        pursuant to the authorizing statute, at least 15 
        percent of each participating jurisdiction's allocation 
        is reserved for housing that is developed, sponsored, 
        or owned by Community Housing Development Organizations 
        (CHDOs);
          --HOME/CHDO Technical Assistance: $9,900,000 for 
        technical assistance activities for State and local 
        participating jurisdictions and non-profit CHDOs. The 
        Committee notes that the HOME statute authorizes 
        technical assistance to be provided through contracts 
        with eligible non-profit intennediaries as well as with 
        other organizations recommended by participating 
        jurisdictions and therefore directs HUD to use 
        $3,500,000 to contract with qualified non-profit 
        intermediaries to provide CHDO, technical assistance in 
        fiscal year 2007;
          --Housing Counseling: $41,580,000, plus an additional 
        $9,000,000 for contracts to provide counseling of 
        prospective HECM borrowers as required by subsection 
        (f) of section 255 of the National Housing Act (12 
        D.S.C. 1715z-20);
          --Working Capital Fund: no less than $3,465,000 for 
        transfer to the Working Capital Fund to support the 
        development and modification of information technology 
        systems that serve programs and activities under 
        Community Planning and Development. In addition to the 
        amounts above; and
          --Down-payment Assistance Initiative: $24,750,000 for 
        the Down-payment Assistance Initiative to be allocated 
        by the Secretary to participating jurisdictions to 
        provide down-payment assistance to low income families 
        to help them achieve homeownership.

                  Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $60,390,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        39,700,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        60,390,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +20,690,000


    Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) funds 
assist low-income homebuyers willing to contribute ``sweat 
equity'' toward the construction of their houses. The funds 
will increase nonprofit organizations' ability to leverage 
funds from other sources and produce at least 2,000 new 
homeownership units. In 2006, SHOP became a separate account. 
SHOP was previously funded as a set-aside within the Community 
Development Fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $60,390,000 for the Self Help and 
Assisted Homeownership Program. This account funds programs 
that previously have been funded as set asides within the 
Community Development Fund. This is the same as the fiscal year 
2006 funding level and $20,690,000 above the budget request.
    The budget request did not propose any funding in this 
account beyond the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program. 
However, programs within this account provide a critical role 
promoting affordable housing and the ability to maximize the 
federal investment in these activities; a role that is all the 
more critical in the context of fiscal restraint and 
demonstrated results. Therefore language is included that 
provides:
          --$21,920,000 for the Self Help Homeownership 
        Program;
          --$32,000,000 for the National Community Development 
        Initiative (NCDI) for LISC and Enterprise Foundation, 
        of which $1,000,000 is for capacity building activities 
        administered by Habitat for Humanity and not less than 
        $1,000,000, is for rural areas;
          --$1,980,000 for the National Housing Development 
        Corporation;
          --$3,500,000 for the Housing Assistance Council; and
          --$990,000 for Technical Assistance.

                       Homeless Assistance Grants


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $1,326,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     1,535,990,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,535,990,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +209,390,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The homeless assistance grants account provides funding for 
the following homeless programs under title IV of the McKinney 
Act: (1) the emergency shelter grants program; (2) the 
supportive housing program; (3) the section 8 moderate 
rehabilitation (Single Room Occupancy) program; and (4) the 
shelter plus care program. This account also supports 
activities eligible under the innovative homeless initiatives 
demonstration program.

                        committee recommendation

    The Committee recommends funding homeless programs at 
$1,535,990,000, an increase of $209,390,000 above the enacted 
level for 2006 and the same as the budget request. The 
recommendation includes no less than $285,000,000 for full 
funding of the costs associated with the renewal of all 
expiring Shelter Plus Care contracts. Language is included in 
the bill requiring funds to be made available for this purpose. 
Funding for the Prisoner Re-entry Initiative and the Samaritan 
bonus are not included. The recommendation also includes 
$10,395,000 for technical assistance and data analysis, and no 
less than $2,475,000 for transfer to the Working Capital Fund 
for development and modifications of information technology 
systems that serve activities under Community Planning and 
Development. The Committee directs the Department to ensure to 
the largest extent possible that funding is made available for 
all eligible activities including permanent housing, 
transitional housing, and supportive service.
    Language is included in the bill that: (1) requires not 
less than 30 percent of the funds appropriated, excluding 
amounts made available for renewals under the shelter plus care 
program, be used for permanent housing; (2) requires the 
renewal of all expiring shelter plus care contracts; (3) 
requires funding recipients to provide a 25 percent match for 
social services activities; (4) requires all homeless programs 
to coordinate their programs with mainstream health, social 
services, and employment programs; and (5) provides two year 
availability for obligation of funds provided under this 
account, except that no year availability is provided for the 
portion of funding necessary to meet initial contract 
requirements for the Single Room Occupancy program.

                            Housing Programs


                    Project-Based Rental Assistance


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $5,037,417,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     5,675,700,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,475,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +438,283,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      -200,000,000


    The Project-Based Rental Assistance account (PBRA) provides 
a rental subsidy to a private landlord tied to a specific 
housing unit so that the properties themselves, rather than the 
individual living in the unit, remain subsidized. Amounts 
provided in this account include funding for the renewal of 
expiring project-based contracts, including Section 8, moderate 
rehabilitation, and single room occupancy (SRO) contracts, 
amendments to Section 8 project-based contracts, and 
administrative costs for performance-based, project-based 
Section 8 contract administrators and costs associated with 
administering moderate rehabilitation and single room occupancy 
contracts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides a total of $5,475,700,000 for the 
annual renewal of project-based contracts, of which 
$145,500,000 is for the costs of contract administrators and 
$3,960,000 is for the Working Capital Fund. This funding level 
is $438,283,000 above the enacted level for fiscal year 2006 
and is $200,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee's 
recommendation includes the use of project-based recaptures for 
the renewal of project-based contracts and amendments as well 
as for performance-based contract administrators in 2007.
    The Committee remains concerned that the Department take 
adequate measures to avoid late or delayed payments to 
providers of Project Based Section 8 rental housing. GAO's 
report ``Project-Based Rental Assistance: HUD Should Streamline 
Its Processes to ensure Timely Housing Assistance Payments 
(GA)-06-57)'' recommended three specific areas for improvement 
which the Department agreed would enhance performance in this 
area. These include: (1) streamlining and automating the 
contract renewal process; (2) developing systematic means to 
better estimate the amounts that should be allocated to 
project-based assistance contracts, monitor ongoing funding 
needs of each contract, and ensure that additional funds are 
promptly obligated to contracts when necessary to prevent 
payment delays; and, (3) notify owners promptly if payments 
will be made late and the date by which HUD expects to make the 
monthly payment to the owner.
    The Committee understands that the Department has engaged 
consultants to develop measures to implement these 
recommendations. Accordingly, the Department is directed to 
provide the Committee with a report on progress achieved in 
reducing the incidence of late payments to project-based 
providers and other measures to implement GAO's recommendations 
to accompany the Department's fiscal year 2007 Operating Plan 
submission. The report is to include a preliminary allocation 
plan for fiscal year 2007 funding requirements for both 
project-based contract renewal and amendment funding needs in 
fiscal year 2007. In addition, the report accompanying the 
Operating Plan is to address how the proposed fiscal year 2007 
program for project based-based renewals and amendments, as 
reflected in the preliminary allocation plan, is to be funded 
using a combination of new budget authority and recaptures in 
fiscal year 2007.
    The Department is directed to submit supporting 
documentation accompanying the fiscal year 2008 project-based 
Section 8 budget request. This documentation is to include a 
project-by-project analysis that verifies the funding request 
for renewals and amendments.

                        HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $734,580,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       545,490,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       734,580,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      +189,090,000


    The Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) program provides 
eligible private, non-profit organizations with capital grants 
to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation or construction of 
housing intended for low income elderly people. In addition, 
the program provides project-based rental assistance contracts 
(PRAC) to support operational costs for units constructed under 
the program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $734,580,000 for the Section 202 
program for fiscal year 2007, the same level as enacted for 
fiscal year 2006 and $189,090,000 above the request for fiscal 
year 2007. The recommendation allocates funding as follows:
          --$603,900,000 for new capital and project rental 
        assistance contracts (PRAC);
          --$44,550,000 for one year renewals of expiring PRAC 
        payments;
          --$59,400,000 for service coordinators and the 
        continuation of congregate services grants;
          --$24,750,000 for grants to convert section 202 
        projects to assisted living facilities; and
          --No less than $1,980,000 to be transfered to the 
        Working Capital Fund to support the development of and 
        modifications to information technology systems, which 
        support programs and activities for the elderly.
    The Committee continues language relating to the initial 
contract and renewal terms for assistance provided under this 
heading. Language is also included to allow these funds to be 
used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC).

                 Housing for Persons With Disabilities


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $236,610,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       118,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       236,610,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      +117,810,000


    The Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) 
program provides eligible private, non-profit organizations 
with capital grants to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation 
or construction of supportive housing for disabled persons and 
provides project-based rental assistance (PRAC) to support 
operational costs for such units.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $236,610,000 for Section 811 
activities, the same as fiscal year 2006 enacted level, and 
$117,810,000 above the budget request. In doing so, the 
Committee rejects the proposal to all but eliminate funding for 
the construction of facilities that accommodate low income 
disabled individuals. The Committee finds that, in fact, there 
is universal agreement at all levels of analysis that facility 
construction is needed for this program in fiscal year 2007. 
The recommendation allocates funding as follows:
          --Up to $145,875,000 for capital grants and PRAC;
          --$74,745,000 for renewals or amendments of expiring 
        tenant-based rental assistance;
          --$15,000,000 for PRAC renewals;
          --$990,000 for transfer to the Working Capital Fund 
        for the development and maintenance of information 
        technology systems for programs and activities for 
        housing for persons with disabilities programs; and
          --No funds are provided for ``mainstream'' vouchers 
        in fiscal year 2007.
    The Committee continues language allowing these funds to be 
used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's REAC program 
office.
    The Committee directs HUD to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations by March 1, 2007, the number of non-elderly 
disabled vouchers that are still in circulation and being used 
by non-elderly disabled individuals.

                           Housing Counseling





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       $44,550,000
Recommended in the bill                                            - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -44,500,000


    Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 
1968 authorized HUD to provide housing counseling services to 
homebuyers, homeowners, low and moderate income renters, and 
the homeless.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not recommend the creation of a separate 
account for housing counseling activities, but instead has 
provided $41,580,000 for this activity as a set-aside within 
the HOME Investments Partnership Program account.

                         Flexible Subsidy Fund


                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 authorized 
HUD to establish a revolving fund into which rental collections 
in excess of the established basic rents for units in Section 
236 subsidized projects are deposited. Subject to approval in 
appropriations acts, the Secretary is authorized under the 
Housing and Community Development Amendment of 1978 to transfer 
excess rent collections received after 1978 to the Troubled 
Projects Operating Subsidy program, renamed the Flexible 
Subsidy Fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends that the account continue to serve 
as a repository of excess rental charges appropriated from the 
Rental Housing Assistance Fund. Although these resources will 
not be used for new reservations, they will continue to offset 
flexible subsidy outlays and other discretionary expenditures 
to support affordable housing projects.
    The Committee's recommendation includes language identical 
to language carried in prior years, to allow surplus funds 
derived from rental collections which were in excess of 
allowable rent levels to be returned to project owners only for 
the purposes of rehabilitating and renovating those properties.

                  Manufactured Housing Fees Trust Fund





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $13,000,000
    Offsetting collections............................        13,000,000
Budget request, 2007..................................        16,000,000
    Offsetting collections............................        16,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,000,000
    Offsetting collections............................        16,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety 
Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000, authorized the Secretary to establish 
Federal manufactured home construction and safety standards for 
the construction, design, and performance of manufactured 
homes.
    All manufactured homes are required to meet the Federal 
standards, and fees are charged to producers to cover the costs 
of administering the Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends up to $16,000,000 for the 
manufactured housing standards programs to be derived from fees 
collected and deposited in the Manufactured Housing Fees Trust 
Fund established pursuant to the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000. The amount recommended is the same as 
the budget request and $3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level. Language contained in previous Acts is continued 
to ensure that the net expenditures do not exceed fee 
collections at the end of the fiscal year.
    In addition, The Committee includes language allowing the 
Department to collect fees from program participants for the 
dispute resolution and installation programs. These fees are to 
be deposited into the trust fund and may be used by the 
Department subject to the overall cap placed on the account.

                     Federal Housing Administration


               MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

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                                                        Limitation of        Limitation of       Administrative
                                                         direct loans      guaranteed loans         expenses
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.....................        $50,000,000      $185,000,000,000       $351,450,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007....................         50,000,000       185,000,000,000        351,450,000
Recommended in the bill.............................         50,000,000       185,000,000,000        351,450,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.................              - - -                 - - -              - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007................              - - -                 - - -              - - -
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    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) mutual mortgage 
insurance program account includes the mutual mortgage 
insurance (MMI) and cooperative management housing insurance 
funds. This program account covers unsubsidized programs, 
primarily the single-family home mortgage program, which is the 
largest of all the FHA programs. The cooperative housing 
insurance program provides mortgages for cooperative housing 
projects of more than five units that are occupied by members 
of a cooperative housing corporation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments in the MMI program account: $185,000,000,000 for 
loan guarantees and $50,000,000 for direct loans. The 
recommendation also includes $351,450,000 for administrative 
expenses, of which $347,490,000 is transferred to Salaries and 
Expenses, and $3,960,000 is transferred to the Office of 
Inspector General. In addition, $52,400,000 is provided for 
non-overhead administrative contract expenses, of which 
$23,562,000 is transferred to the Working Capital Fund for 
development and modifications to information technology systems 
that serve programs or activities under the Office of Housing 
or the Federal Housing Administration. The Committee continues 
language, as requested, appropriating additional administrative 
expenses in certain circumstances.

                GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)


                                         Limitation of      Limitation of      Administrative
                                         direct loans      guaranteed loans       expenses       Program  costs

Appropriation, fiscal year 2006......       $50,000,000      $35,000,000,000      $229,086,000        $8,712,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007.....        50,000,000       35,000,000,000       229,086,000         8,600,000
Recommended in the bill..............        50,000,000       35,000,000,000       229,086,000         8,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..             - - -                - - -             - - -          -112,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007.             - - -                - - -             - - -


    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) general and 
special risk insurance (GI and SRI) program account includes 17 
different programs administered by FHA. The GI fund includes a 
wide variety of insurance programs for special purpose single 
and multi-family loans, including loans for property 
improvements, manufactured housing, multi-family rental 
housing, condominiums, housing for the elderly, hospitals, 
group practice facilities, and nursing homes. The SRI fund 
includes insurance programs for mortgages in older, declining 
urban areas that would not be otherwise eligible for insurance, 
mortgages with interest reduction payments, mortgages for 
experimental housing, and for high-risk mortgagors who would 
not normally be eligible for mortgage insurance without housing 
counseling.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments for the general and special risk insurance program 
account as requested: $35,000,000,000 for loan guarantees and 
$50,000,000 for direct loans.
    As requested, the recommendation includes $8,600,000 in 
direct appropriations for credit subsidy. The recommendation 
also includes $229,086,000 for administrative expenses, of 
which $209,286,000 is transferred to Salaries and Expenses and 
$19,800,000 is transferred to the Office of Inspector General. 
An additional $72,778,000 is provided for non-overhead 
administrative expenses, of which no less than $10,692,000 is 
transferred to the Working Capital Fund for development and 
modifications to information technology systems that serve 
activities under the Office of Housing or the Federal Housing 
Administration.
    The Committee is very concerned with the proposed increase 
in the annual premium charged for most multi-family loan 
guarantees in the fiscal year 2007 request. The stated 
rationale for this substantial premium increase is to offset 
administrative costs associated with these programs. However no 
detailed explanation has been given for the amount of this 
premium increase, its likely adverse effect on loan volume and 
affordable rental housing production, or the resulting rent 
increases necessary to cover the cost of the larger premium 
payments. Moreover, the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990 
specifically mandates that administrative costs associated with 
loan guarantee programs be paid from discretionary 
appropriations rather than being reflected in the credit 
programs financing.
    The Committee sees no merit in the Administration's 
argument that these mortgage insurance premiums should be 
raised because these programs have not clearly demonstrated 
effectiveness in meeting affordable housing goals. Raising 
program costs can only diminish the contribution of these 
programs in expanding lower cost housing opportunities. In the 
face of the growing nationwide shortage of affordable housing, 
imposing further constraints on FHA rental housing development 
makes little sense.
    The proposed mortgage insurance premium increase reverses 
the previous policy of the Administration to work towards the 
lowest premium allowable while still enabling FHA to offer this 
rental housing financing at no cost to the taxpayers. For the 
largest moderate income rental housing development program 
offered by FHA, the proposed premium represents more than a 71 
percent increase in annual cost. These very substantial premium 
increases would also be levied against the FHA nursing home and 
hospital financing programs.
    Given the very substantial size of the premium increase and 
the abrupt reversal of the underlying policy of the Department 
in setting these premiums, the Committee believes strongly that 
full notice and comment rulemaking would be the only 
appropriate mechanism to pursue this proposal, and so directs 
the Department. Such administrative procedures would accord FHA 
industry partners, including lenders, developers, and builders, 
an opportunity to comment on the proposal. It would also permit 
a full assessment of the likely impact of such a premium 
increase on the volume of multifamily rental housing 
development, and the consequential effects of higher financing 
costs on rents borne by moderate income residents.
    Therefore, the Department is directed to submit to the 
appropriate Committees of Congress a thorough assessment of the 
potential adverse effects of the proposed premium structure, 
including the evaluation of alternatives such as utilizing 
negative subsidy and program revenues to cover administrative 
costs, before proceeding with implementation of the fee 
increases proposed in the budget.

                Government National Mortgage Association


GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Limitation of guaranteed loans:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..................     $200,000,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007.................      100,000,000,000
  Recommended in the bill..........................      100,000,000,000
  Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006................     -100,000,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007...............                - - -
Administrative expenses:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..................          $10,700,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2007.................           54,000,000
  Recommended in the bill..........................           10,700,000
  Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006................                - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007...............          -43,300,000


    The guarantee of mortgage-backed securities program 
facilitates the financing of residential mortgage loans insured 
or guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Rural Housing Services 
program. The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) 
guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on 
securities issued by private service institutions such as 
mortgage companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and 
savings and loan associations that assemble pools of mortgages, 
and issues securities backed by the pools. In turn, investment 
proceeds are used to finance additional mortgage loans. 
Investors include non-traditional sources of credit in the 
housing market such as pension and retirement funds, life 
insurance companies, and individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes a $100,000,000,000 limitation 
on loan commitments for mortgage-backed securities as 
requested, a $100,000,000,000 reduction from the level provided 
in fiscal year 2006. The Committee also recommends $10,700,000 
for administrative expenses to be transferred to Salaries and 
Expenses.
    The Committee rejects the budget proposal to charge issuers 
an upfront fee to offset the administrative expenses of the 
program. No detailed explanation has been provided to justify 
this change from prior years or its likely adverse effect on 
volume and affordable rental housing production. Raising 
program costs can only diminish the contribution of GNMA in 
expanding lower cost housing opportunities. In the face of the 
growing nationwide shortage of affordable housing, and the goal 
of increased homeownership, imposing this change to the way 
GNMA conducts business makes little sense.

                    Policy Development and Research


                        RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $55,787,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        68,360,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,787,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -12,574,000


    The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 directs the 
Secretary to undertake programs of research, studies, testing, 
and demonstrations related to the HUD mission. These functions 
are carried out internally through contracts with industry, 
non-profit research organizations, and educational institutions 
and through agreements with State and local governments and 
other Federal agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $55,787,000 for the Office of 
Policy Development and Research. This is the same level of 
funding as enacted for fiscal year 2006 and $12,574,000 below 
the budget request. Of the amounts made available, language is 
included to designate:
          --$30,393,000 for basic research;
          --$20,394,000 for grants to institutions of higher 
        education funded under Section 107; and
          --$5,000,000 for the PATH program. The Committee 
        continues language that exempts 50 percent of the funds 
        provided from competition. The Committee agrees with 
        the proposal to administer this program within Policy 
        Development and Research. The Department is encouraged 
        to incorporate steel and other PATH technologies that 
        have high durability and resistance to both termites 
        and mold to the extent possible in its response to 
        natural disasters.

                   Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


                        FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $45,540,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        44,550,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        44,550,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -990,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Fair Housing Act, title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 
prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of 
housing and authorizes assistance to State and local agencies 
in administering the provision of fair housing statutes. The 
Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) assists State and local 
fair housing enforcement agencies that are certified by HUD as 
``substantially equivalent'' to HUD with respect to enforcement 
policies and procedures. FHAP assures prompt and effective 
processing of complaints filed under title VIII that are within 
the jurisdiction of State and local fair housing agencies. The 
Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) alleviates housing 
discrimination by providing support to private nonprofit 
organizations, State and local government agencies and other 
nonfederal entities for the purpose of eliminating or 
preventing discrimination in housing, and to enhance fair 
housing opportunities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $44,550,000 for this 
account, a decrease of $990,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level and the same as the Administration's budget 
request. Of this amount, $25,750,000 is for FHAP and 
$18,800,000 is for FHIP.
    The Committee expects HUD to continue to provide quarterly 
reports on obligation and expenditure of these funds, 
delineated by each program and activity.

                     Office of Lead Hazard Control


                         LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $150,480,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       114,840,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       114,840,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -35,640,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Lead Hazard Reduction Program, authorized under the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, provides grants 
to State and local governments to perform lead hazard reduction 
activities in housing occupied by low income families. The 
program also provides technical assistance, undertakes research 
and evaluations of testing and cleanup methodologies, and 
develops technical guidance and regulations in cooperation with 
the Environmental Protection Agency.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $114,840,000 for this account, the 
same as the budget request. Amounts provided are to be 
allocated as follows:
          --$91,674,000 for the lead-based paint hazard control 
        grant program to provide assistance to State and local 
        governments and Native American tribes for lead-based 
        paint abatement in private low income housing;
          --$8,712,000 for Operation LEAP (Lead Elimination 
        Action Program), which provides competitive grants to 
        non-profit organizations and the private sector for 
        activities, which leverage funds for local lead hazard 
        control programs;
          --$5,742,000 for technical assistance and support to 
        State and local agencies and private property owners; 
        and
          --$8,712,000 for the Healthy Homes Initiative for 
        competitive grants for research, standards development, 
        and education and outreach activities to address lead-
        based paint poisoning and other housing-related 
        diseases and hazards.
    The Committee continues language delegating the authority 
and responsibility for performing environmental review for the 
Healthy Homes Initiative, LEAP, and Lead Technical Studies 
projects and programs to governmental entities that are 
familiar with local environmental conditions, trends and 
priorities.
    The Committee reminds the Department that all funding 
provided under this heading is to be competitively awarded as 
required under the HUD Reform Act of 1989 and Section 305 of 
the Administrative Provisions under this title.

                     Management and Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $573,210,000
Transfers FHA/GNMA....................................       568,542,000
    Total.............................................     1,141,752,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       593,893,000
Transfers.............................................       567,907,000
    Total.............................................     1,161,800,000
Recommended in this bill..............................       573,210,000
Transfers.............................................       567,908,000
    Total.............................................     1,141,118,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -634,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -20,682,000


    This account finances all salaries and related costs 
associated with administering the programs of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development, except for the Office of 
Inspector General and the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise 
Oversight. These activities include housing, mortgage credit 
and secondary market programs, community planning and 
development programs, departmental management, legal services, 
field direction and administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends total funding of $1,141,118,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Department. This is 
$634,000 less than the fiscal year 2006 enacted amount and 
$20,682,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee has provided funding based on the 
Department's requested level of FTEs and object classes. The 
Department is limited to the object class levels that are 
described in the 2007 Congressional Budget Submission (page I-
4.) This is the distribution that HUD must use unless changes 
are granted as part of the Department's Operating Plan.
    Language is included to allow the Department to transfer up 
to $15,000,000 from Salaries and Expenses to the Working 
Capital Fund after receipt and approval of an Operating Plan 
change detailing the uses of the transfers and the object 
classes being reduced in this account.
    Funding for indemnities is at the budget request level but 
is further limited to non-programmatic litigation and is 
restricted to the payment of attorney fees only. Program-
related litigation must be paid from the individual program 
office Salary and Expenses allocation. The budget submission 
must include program-related litigation costs as a separate 
line item request.
    The Committee is concerned about an April 28, 2006, speech 
in which the Secretary indicated that a contract award was 
denied due to the political views of the contract applicant. 
Contract award decisions must be based solely on providing the 
best value to the taxpayer. The use of contract awards as a 
means of rewarding political supporters or punishing political 
opponents is not acceptable. The Committee will continue to 
monitor the Department's compliance with the Federal 
Acquisition Regulation. In addition, the Committee directs GAO 
to review all contract decisions in which the Secretary was 
personally involved during his time at the Department for 
adherence to the Federal Acquisition Regulation and report 
their findings to the Committees on Appropriations by April 1, 
2007.
    Operating Plans/Reprogramming Requirements.--All 
Departments within the Subcommittee's jurisdiction are required 
to submit operating plans and reprogramming letters and 
reorganization proposals for Committee approval. HUD is 
reminded that operating plans or reprogramming requirements 
apply to any reallocation of resources totaling more than 
$500,000 among any program, project or activity as well as to 
any significant reorganization within offices or the proposed 
creation or elimination of any program or office, regardless of 
the dollar amount involved and any reorganization, regardless 
of the dollar amount involved. Object class changes above 
$500,000 also are subject to operating plan or reprogramming 
requirements. Unless otherwise specified in this Act or the 
accompanying report, the approved level for any program, 
project, or activity is that amount detailed for that program, 
project, or activity in the Department's annual detailed 
Congressional submission. These requirements apply to all funds 
provided to the Department. The Department is expected to make 
any necessary changes during fiscal year 2007 to its current 
procedures and systems to ensure that it is able to meet the 
necessary operating plan and reprogramming requirements applied 
to other agencies funded in the bill.
    Budget Submission.--The Committee expects the Department's 
fiscal year 2008 submission to be submitted in the identical 
format and continues its direction that strategic planning 
documents, formats or materials are not to be incorporated into 
the submission. The Committee continues language under 
Administrative Provisions setting forth such requirements.
    Language is included in the bill, similar to language 
carried in prior Acts, which designates amounts provided from 
various accounts for Salaries and Expenses and which requires 
the Department to implement appropriate funds control and 
financial management procedures.
    The Committee has noted in previous years the importance of 
the central budget offices of the departments, agencies, and 
commissions funded under this Act. Therefore, the Committee 
directs that the central budget office within the Chief 
Financial Office, which functions as the central budget and 
policy office and contributes significantly to the Department's 
funds control efforts be staffed at a level of no less than 61 
FTEs of which 11 FTEs are associated with the Working Capital 
Fund and 50 with the Departmental Management account. Further, 
the Committee directs the Department to fill mission critical 
positions immediately. In addition the Committee directs the 
Department to effectuate the transfer of the Working Capital 
Fund Accounting unit to the Office of Budget, as agreed to by 
the Committee and the Department, no later than July 1, 2006.

                          Working Capital Fund





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $195,030,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       219,780,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       100,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -95,030,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      -119,780,000


    The Working Capital Fund was established pursuant to 42 
U.S.C. 3535 to provide necessary capital for the development 
of, modifications to, and infrastructure for Department-wide 
information technology systems, and for the continuing 
operation of both Department-wide and program-specific 
information technology systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee remains committed to improving HUD's 
information technology capacity. To a large extent, both HUD's 
and Congress' ability to oversee the effectiveness of HUD's 
programs is undermined due to the failure of HUD's information 
systems to provide the information necessary to assess program 
performance and ensure effective resource management. The 
Committee recommends $100,000,000 in direct appropriation for 
the Working Capital Fund to support Department-wide information 
technology system activities, this is $95,030,000 below the 
fiscal year 2006 level and $119,780,000 below the budget 
request. In addition to the direct appropriation for 
Department-wide systems, funds are transferred from various 
accounts to be used exclusively for program-specific 
information technology requirements.
    The Committee has included language that precludes the use 
of these or any other funds appropriated previously to the 
Working Capital Fund or program offices for transfer to the 
Working Capital Fund that would be used or transferred to any 
other entity in HUD or elsewhere for the purposes of 
implementing the Administration's ``e-Gov'' initiative without 
the Committee's approval in HUD's operating plan. The Committee 
directs that funds appropriated for specific projects and 
activities should not be reduced or eliminated in order to fund 
other activities inside and outside of HUD without the 
expressed approval of the Committee. HUD is not to contribute 
or participate in activities that are specifically precluded in 
legislation, unless the Committee agrees to a change.

                      Office of Inspector General


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Appropriation      FHA funds          Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..............................      $81,180,000      $23,760,000     $104,940,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007.............................       83,240,000       23,760,000      107,000,000
Recommended in this bill.....................................       83,240,000       23,760,000      107,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006..........................       +2,060,000            - - -       +2,060,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007.........................            - - -            - - -            - - -
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    The Office of Inspector General (IG) provides agency-wide 
audit and investigative functions to identify and correct 
management and administrative deficiencies that create 
conditions for existing or potential instances of waste, fraud, 
and mismanagement. The audit function provides internal audit, 
contract audit, and inspection services. Contract audits 
provide professional advice to agency contracting officials on 
accounting and financial matters relative to negotiation, 
award, administration, re-pricing, and settlement of contracts. 
Internal audits evaluate all facets of agency operations. 
Inspection services provide detailed technical evaluations of 
agency operations. The investigative function provides for the 
detection and investigation of improper and illegal activities 
involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $107,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, an increase of $2,060,000 above the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2006 and the same as the budget 
request. Of this amount, $23,760,000 is derived from transfers 
from Federal Housing Administration funds.
    Language is included in the bill which: (1) designates 
amounts available to the Inspector General from other accounts; 
and (2) clarifies the authority of the Inspector General with 
respect to certain personnel issues.
    The Committee is aware that the IG has advocated forcing 
HUD to rescind obligated balances for project-based contracts 
that have already received appropriations and which are 
obligated on live contracts. The Committee is strongly opposed 
to the rescission of funds that may still be needed in the 
future and which, if enacted, could force the Committee to 
appropriate funds a second time.
    This situation has also occurred in the Section 236 program 
with amounts rescinded in fiscal year 2005 declared in excess 
only to have appropriations required in fiscal year 2006. The 
IG is instructed to identify in any audit or non-audit related 
decision, recommendation, or conclusion that refers to excess 
funds available for rescission those funds which are obligated 
on active contracts. Further, the IG is to include in its 
operating plan any proposed evaluation of active programs, 
contracts or projects instituted for the purpose of identifying 
excess funds for rescission.
    The Committee also includes language that precludes the 
audit of the Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) on 
any terms and conditions other than those currently in effect, 
and which have been in effect for years. GNMA does not belong 
under credit reform rules and has never been subjected to those 
rules in any previous audit.
    The Committee directs the IG to report on its audits and 
investigative efforts either in place or currently planned, 
related to the use of Departmental funds in the rebuilding 
efforts in the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of the 2005 
hurricanes. The Committee requests that the IG provide an 
update on their efforts in this regard no later than January 1, 
2007.

  OFFICE OF FEDERAL HOUSING ENTERPRISE OVERSIGHT SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $60,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        62,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        62,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight (OFHEO) 
was established in 1992 to regulate the financial safety and 
soundness of the two housing government-sponsored enterprises 
(GSEs)--the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) 
and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). 
The office was authorized in the Federal Housing Enterprises 
Financial Safety and Soundness Act of 1992, which also provided 
enhanced authority to enforce these standards. In addition to 
financial regulation, the OFHEO monitors the GSEs compliance 
with affordable housing goals that were contained in the Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $62,000,000 for OFHEO, as the 
budget requested, to be derived from fees assessed to the GSEs 
and deposited into the Federal Housing Enterprises Oversight 
Fund.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 301 relates to the division of financing adjustment 
factors, as requested.
    Section 302 prohibits available funds from being used to 
investigate or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair 
Housing Act, which was proposed for deletion.
    Section 303 continues language to correct an anomaly in the 
HOPWA formula that results in the loss of funds for certain 
States.
    Section 304 authorizes the Secretary to waive certain 
requirements related to an assisted living pilot project, as 
requested.
    Section 305 continues language requiring funds appropriated 
to be distributed on a competitive basis in accordance with the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 306 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the availability of funds subject to the Government 
Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act of 1950.
    Section 307 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding allocation of funds in excess of the budget 
estimates.
    Section 308 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the expenditure of funds for corporations and 
agencies subject to the Government Corporation Control Act.
    Section 309 continues language, carried in previous years, 
requiring submission of a spending plan for technical 
assistance, training and management improvement activities 
prior to the expenditure of funds.
    Section 310 continues language requiring the Secretary to 
provide quarterly reports on uncommitted, unobligated and 
excess funds in each departmental program and activity.
    Section 311 extends a technical amendment included in the 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations Act relating to the allocation 
of HOPWA funds in the Philadelphia and Raleigh-Cary 
metropolitan areas. A proviso is added to allow a state to 
administer the HOPWA program in the event that a local 
government is unable to undertake the HOPWA grants management 
functions.
    Section 312 continues language setting certain requirements 
for the Department's annual congressional justification of 
appropriations.
    Section 313 continues language carried in previous years 
elsewhere in this title requiring public housing authorities to 
continue to reserve incremental vouchers funded in previous 
years for persons with disabilities upon turnover.
    Section 314 relates to state authority regarding 
participation on housing boards.
    Section 315 continues language in previous acts specifying 
the allocation of Indian Block grants to Native Alaskan 
recipients.
    Section 316 prohibits the IG from changing the basis on 
which the audit of GNMA is conducted.
    Section 317 continues language carried in previous years 
elsewhere in this title requiring public housing authorities to 
continue to reserve incremental vouchers funded in previous 
years for family unification upon turnover.
    Section 318 continues language clarifying that the projects 
selected by HUD for Section 202b assistance prior to December 
1, 2003 are also eligible to use the limited partnership 
ownership structure. No more than three commercial properties 
are authorized to receive grants under section 202b of the 
Housing Act of 1959.
    Section 319 continues language requiring that athletic 
scholarships for housing shall be considered part of adjusted 
income for purposes of eligibility for Section 8.
    Section 320 continues language requiring priority 
consideration for Moving to Work Demonstration applications 
from Santa Clara/San Jose and San Bernardino.
    Section 321 clarifies the ability of HUD to have no more 
than 32 active Moving to Work Demonstration Agreements at any 
time.
    Section 322 requires the cancellation of contract authority 
from fiscal years 1974 and earlier upon contract expiration or 
termination.
    Section 323 continues language requiring the Secretary to 
maintain Section 8 assistance on certain properties occupied by 
elderly or disabled families.
    Section 324 clarifies that the Government National Mortgage 
Association is not subject to the accounting and budgetary 
requirements of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.
    Section 325 begins the process of modernizing the Federal 
Housing Administration. These changes will begin the transition 
of FHA from a ridged, one-sizefits-all operating stance to a 
more flexible array of loan offerings designed to meet the 
individual needs of families not served, or ill-served by the 
private marketplace.
    Section 326 makes a technical correction with regard to 
COBG formula funding to the cities of Alton, Illinois, and 
Granite City, Illinois.
    The Committee does not recommend several new administrative 
provisions proposed in the budget to amend various housing 
authorization statutes.

                        TITLE IV--THE JUDICIARY

    The funds recommended by the Committee in title IV of the 
accompanying bill are for the operation and maintenance of 
United States Courts and include the salaries of judges, 
magistrates, probation and pretrial services officers, and 
supporting personnel and other expenses of the Federal 
Judiciary.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects fees and has various carryover authorities. The 
Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to offset its 
direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with prior year 
practices, the Committee expects the Judiciary to submit a 
financial plan, allocating all sources of available funds 
including appropriations, fee collections, and carryover 
balances. The Judiciary should consider this financial plan to 
be the baseline for determining if reprogramming notification 
is required. The Committee expects the plan to be submitted 
within 90 days after enactment of this Act.

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $60,143,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        63,405,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        63,405,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +3,262,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $63,405,000 
for fiscal year 2007 for the salaries and expenses of personnel 
and the cost of operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care 
of the building and grounds. The recommendation is $3,262,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 level and is the same as the request 
for this account. The recommendation provides inflationary and 
other standard adjustments and supports additional three staff 
to support information technology (IT) operations of the Court.
    For the second year, the Committee has included bill 
language making $2,000,000 available until expended for the 
purpose of making information technology investments. The 
Committee directs the Supreme Court to provide an annual 
report, to be included in its budget justification materials, 
showing information technology carry-over balances and 
describing each expenditure made in the previous fiscal year 
and planned expenditures in the budget year.

                    Care of the Building and Grounds





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $5,568,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        12,959,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,959,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +7,391,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,959,000 
for fiscal year 2007 for personnel and other services relating 
to the Supreme Court building and grounds, which is supervised 
by the Architect of the Capitol. The recommendation is the same 
as the request and $7,391,000 above the fiscal year 2006 level. 
The Committee expects to be informed of any changes to the 
scope and projected completion date of the original building 
modernization project. Language in the bill allows funds to 
remain available until expended.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $23,780,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        26,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,220,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................          -300,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,000,000 
for fiscal year 2007 for the salaries and expenses of the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The 
recommendation is $2,220,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
appropriation and $300,000 below the request.
    The Committee has included funding for leased office space 
for senior judges. However, prior to the obligation of these 
funds, the Committee directs the Court to report back to the 
Committee the employment status of each of the five judges for 
which this space is needed. The Committee does not support the 
leasing of additional space for any other purpose.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $15,345,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        16,182,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,182,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +837,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,182,000 
for fiscal year 2007 for the salaries and expenses of the 
United States Court of International Trade. The Committee 
recommendation is the same as the budget request and $837,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 level.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................    $4,308,345,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................     4,687,244,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,556,114,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................      +247,769,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      -131,130,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,556,114,000 
for the operations of the regional courts of appeals, district 
courts, bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and 
probation and pretrial services offices. The recommendation is 
$247,769,000 above the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and 
$131,130,000 below the request.
    The Committee understands that the Judiciary's staffing, 
operations and maintenance, and information technology 
resources are allocated to the courts according to formulas 
that are approved by the Judicial Conference and equitably 
distribute resources based on the workload of each district. 
The Committee believes this is the optimal method of making 
such allocations and expects the Judiciary to continue to 
allocate its resources using this system. The Committee also 
expects the Administrative Office to periodically update the 
formulas to ensure their accuracy.
    The Committee supports the fiscal year 2007 request for new 
magistrate judges and support staff needed to meet increased 
Federal Judiciary requirements as a result of higher caseloads 
on the southwest border of the United States. The Committee 
provides adquate funding to fill the approved positions in New 
Mexico, California, and Colorado.
    The Committee is concerned with the Judiciary's practice of 
including one-time windfalls of offsetting collections and 
prior year carryover funds in the fiscal year 2007 funding 
base. The Committee notes that such an approach allows the 
Judiciary to present a budget request without otherwise 
necessary cost savings and budgetary tradeoffs that are 
expected of Executive Branch agencies in this Act. The 
Committee urges the Federal Judiciary to discontinue this 
practice in developing its fiscal year 2008 budget submission.
    From funds appropriated under this heading, the Committee 
provides $500,000 for the Florida Council on Compulsive 
Gambling Screening, Assessment and Pre-Trial Diversion Program 
within the drug courts and juvenile justice diversion programs 
of the State of Florida. The Committee intends for these funds 
to support state-wide expansion of the program.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $3,795,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         3,952,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,952,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +157,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $3,952,000 for 
fiscal year 2007 from the Special Fund to cover expenses of the 
Claims Court associated with processing cases under the 
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. This amount is 
$157,000 above the amount available in fiscal year 2006 and 
equal to the request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $709,830,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       803,879,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       750,033,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +40,203,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -53,846,000


    This account provides funding for the operation of the 
Federal Public Defender and Community Defender organizations 
and for compensation and reimbursement of expenses of panel 
attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) 
for representation in criminal cases.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $750,033,000 
for fiscal year 2007. The recommendation is $40,203,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 level and $53,846,000 below the request.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $60,705,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        63,079,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        63,079,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,374,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $63,079,000 
for payments to jurors, which is $2,374,000 above the fiscal 
year 2006 level and the same as the request.

                             COURT SECURITY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $368,280,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       410,334,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       400,334,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +32,054,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -10,000,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $400,334,000 
for Court Security in fiscal year 2007 to provide for necessary 
expenses of security and protective services in courtrooms and 
adjacent areas. This is an increase of $32,054,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 level and $10,000,000 below the request.
    The recommendation provides for inflationary increases, 34 
additional court security officers, and half of the 50 percent 
increase requested for additional equipment and security 
systems. The Committee notes concern over the high cost to 
purchase 340 digital video recorders.
    Bill language is included allowing up to $15,000,000 to 
remain available until expended.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $69,559,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        75,333,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        73,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +4,241,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -1,533,000


    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) 
provides administrative and management support to the United 
States Courts, including the probation and bankruptcy systems. 
It also supports the Judicial Conference of the United States 
in determining Federal Judiciary policies, in developing 
methods to allow the courts to conduct business efficiently and 
economically, and in enhancing the use of information 
technology in the courts.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $73,800,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the AO, which is $4,241,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 level and $1,533,000 below the 
request.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $22,127,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        23,787,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,373,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................          -287,000


    The Center improves the management of Federal Judicial 
dockets and court administration through education for judges 
and staff, and research, evaluation, and planning assistance 
for the courts and the Judicial Conference.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,500,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Judicial Center 
for fiscal year 2007, which is $1,373,000 above the fiscal year 
2006 level and $287,000 below the request.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    PAYMENT TO JUDICIARY TRUST FUNDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $40,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        58,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        58,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +17,700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    These funds cover the estimated annuity payments to be made 
to retired bankruptcy judges, magistrate judges, Claims Court 
judges, and spouses and dependent children of deceased judicial 
officers.
    The Committee provides $58,300,000 for payments to the 
Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, the Judicial Survivors' 
Annuities Fund, and the Claims Court Judges Retirement Fund for 
fiscal year 2007. This amount is the same as the budget request 
and $17,700,000 above the fiscal year 2006 level. These 
payments are considered mandatory for budget scorekeeping 
purposes.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $14,256,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        15,740,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,244,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................          -240,000


    The purpose of the Commission is to establish, review, and 
revise sentencing guidelines, policies, and practices for the 
Federal criminal justice system. The Commission is also 
required to monitor the operation of the guidelines and to 
identify and report necessary changes to the Congress.
    The Committee recommends $15,500,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the United States Sentencing Commission for fiscal 
year 2007, which is $1,244,000 above the fiscal year 2006 
appropriation and $240,000 below the request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary

    Section 401. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds in the bill for salaries and expenses for the Judiciary 
to be available for employment of experts and consultant 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 402. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available for fiscal 
year 2007 to be transferred between Judiciary appropriations 
accounts provided that no appropriation shall be decreased by 
more than 5 percent or increased by more than 10 percent by any 
such transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provides that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under sections 805 and 810 of the 
accompanying bill and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in that section.
    Sec. 403. The Committee continues language authorizing not 
to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Sec. 404. The Committee continues language requiring a 
financial plan for the Judiciary within 90 days of enactment of 
this Act.
    Sec. 405. The Committee includes language amending the 
Judicial Improvement Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650).

                     TITLE V--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                            Federal Payments


              Federal Payment for Resident Tuition Support





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $32,868,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        35,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        35,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,232,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $35,100,000 
for the resident tuition support program, $2,232,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 appropriation and the same as the budget 
request. Of the amounts made available, not more than 
$1,200,000 may be used for administrative expenses.
    The Resident Tuition Support program was created by the 
District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 to provide 
District college-bound students the opportunity to expand their 
higher education choices. The program receives its funding 
through a Federal appropriation which is deposited into a 
dedicated account under the control of the District of Columbia 
Chief Financial Officer. These funds are to be used on behalf 
of eligible District of Columbia residents to pay an amount 
based upon the difference between in-State and out-of-State 
tuition at eligible public and private institutions of higher 
education.

       Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and Security Costs





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $13,365,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         8,533,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,533,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -4,832,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $8,533,000 
for emergency planning and security costs, $4,832,000 below the 
fiscal year 2006 appropriation and the same as the budget 
request. These funds are for emergency planning and security 
costs related to the presence of the Federal government in the 
District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions.

           Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Courts





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $216,723,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       196,629,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       219,629,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,906,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +23,000,000


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $219,629,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts, $2,906,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and $23,000,000 above 
the budget request. This amount includes $9,401,000 for the 
Court of Appeals, $89,646,000 for the Superior Court, 
$46,653,000 for the Court System, and $73,929,000 for capital 
improvements to courthouse facilities. The Committee recommends 
an increase of $23,000,000 over the request for facilities 
improvements to meet the costs of renovating the Old 
Courthouse, similar to recommendations and reprogramming 
actions the Committee has taken with the General Services 
Administration to meet the escalating construction costs 
affecting other Federal courthouses.

          Defender Services in the District of Columbia Courts





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $43,560,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        43,475,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        43,475,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           -85,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends $43,475,000 for Defender Services 
in District of Columbia Courts, $85,000 below the fiscal year 
2006 appropriation and the same as the budget request. The 
Committee continues to allow funds provided to the District of 
Colombia Courts to be used for Defender Services, with a 
modification. The Committee caps this authority at $2,000,000, 
or roughly 5 percent of the Defender Services appropriation, 
for fiscal year 2007. These funds provide payment for counsel 
appointed in proceedings in the Family Court of the Superior 
Court and under the District of Columbia Guardianship, 
Protective Proceedings, and Durable Power of Attorney Act of 
1986.

 Federal Payment to the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 
                      for the District of Columbia





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006 \1\...................      $169,839,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       181,653,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       181,653,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +11,814,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Represents the funds for the Court Services and Offender Supervision
  Agency for the District of Columbia and not the Public Defender
  Service for the District of Columbia, which the Committee proposes
  funding under a separate account in fiscal year 2007.

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $181,653,000 
for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), 
$11,814,000 above the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and the 
same as the budget request. Of the amounts provided, 
$135,457,000 is for the Community Supervision Program and 
$46,196,000 is for the Pretrial Services Agency, and not to 
exceed a total of $560,000 is for information technology 
infrastructure enhancement acquisitions. The increase in funds 
over the prior year is due to (1) the increased capacity and 
operations at Karrick Hall (the District's Re-entry and 
Sanctions Center) and (2) an effort to reduce the ratio of 
defendants to pretrial services officers from 124:1 to 
aqpproximately 100:1.

  Federal Payment to the Public Defender Service for the District of 
                                Columbia





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006 \1\...................       $29,535,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        32,710,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        32,710,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +3,175,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................            - - -

\1\ In fiscal year 2006, the Committee funded the Public Defender
  Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) through the Court Services
  and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia.

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $32,710,000 
for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia 
(PDSDC), $3,175,000 above the fiscal year 2006 appropriation 
and the same as the budget request. In prior years, PDSDC was 
funded as a part of the Court Services and Offender Supervision 
Agency (CSOSA). While PDSDC and CSOSA have established a 
cordial relationship, the missions of the two organizations are 
not the same. The PDSDC, like public defender agencies of other 
jurisdictions, should have an independent budget submission and 
appropriation. Therefore, the Committee has revised the account 
structure for CSOSA and PDSDC and includes a general provision 
(section 530) which creates an independent process public 
defender service in terms of budgeting and funds execution.

 Federal Payment to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $6,930,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         7,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +70,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $7,000,000 to 
the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), 
$70,000 above the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and the same 
as the budget request. These funds are to continue 
implementation of the Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Plan 
and are to be matched 100 percent by WASA.

          Federal Payment for Bioterrorism and Forensics Labs





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $4,950,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -4,950,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee's recommendation does not include funds for 
the bioterrorism lab consistent with the budget request. In 
prior years, the Committee has provided almost $40,000,000 
towards the design and planning of a forensic sciences 
laboratory facility for the District. The Committee is 
supportive of this endeavor and encourages the District to 
continue with the planning and site selection process. Based on 
information from District officials, construction of the 
facility would commence in fiscal year 2008. The Committee will 
consider funds for construction during the fiscal year 2008 
appropriations.

              Federal Payment for Navy Yard Metro Station





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       $20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -20,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee's recommendation does not include $20,000,000 
for expansion of the Navy Yard Metro station as recommended in 
the budget request. Funds for this purpose were not requested 
or provided in the previous year. The Committee makes this 
decision without prejudice, but encourages the District to work 
with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the 
General Services Administration to create a cost sharing 
proposal similar to the arrangement used to finance the New 
York Avenue Station.

        Federal Payment for Central Library and Branch Locations





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       $30,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -30,000,000


    The Committee's recommendation does not include funds for 
the costs associated with construction of a new central library 
as proposed in the budget request. The Committee supports the 
concept and encourages the District of Columbia to further 
refine the proposal, including cost estimates, financing, 
construction plans, and a plan for the current library 
building.

      Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $1,287,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         1,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +13,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,300,000 to 
the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), $13,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and the same as the budget 
request. These funds are to support initiatives related to the 
coordination of Federal and local criminal justice resources in 
the District of Columbia. Similar to the prior year, the 
Committee directs the CJCC to submit annual performance 
measures in an annual report.

    Federal Payment to the Office of Chief Financial Officer of the 
                          District of Columbia





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $28,908,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -23,908,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +5,000,000


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $5,000,000 
for the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia, 
$23,908,000 below the fiscal year 2006 appropriation and 
$5,000,000 above the budget request. These funds are for 
education, public safety, health, economic development, and 
infrastructure initiatives in the District of Columbia. The 
Committee directs each grantee to submit a comprehensive budget 
and a report on the activities to be carried out with the funds 
no later than March 15, 2007. The District CFO will submit a 
comprehensive report no later than April 30, 2007, to the 
Committees on Appropriations highlighting which grantees did 
not comply with the reporting requirements. The Committe 
requires that any funds to these grantees must be spent 
primarily in the District of Columbia to benefit District 
residents.

National Children's Alliance............................        $200,000
Library Improvements....................................       1,000,000
STEEED Youth Education and Recreation Program...........          50,000
Excel Institute.........................................         950,000
Capitol Area Food Bank..................................         125,000
Southeastern University.................................         250,000
N Street Village........................................         400,000
Georgetown Metro Connection.............................         200,000
Perry School............................................          50,000
DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation......         125,000
MenzFit.................................................         100,000
Food and Friends........................................         150,000
Whitman-Walker Clinic...................................         375,000
College Bound, Inc......................................         150,000
Everybody Wins..........................................          50,000
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative.........................         100,000
Eastern Market..........................................         100,000
Metropolitan Police Department bullet proof vests.......         300,000
GWU Cancer Institute....................................         325,000

                 Federal Payment for School Improvement





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $39,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        40,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $40,800,000 
for school improvement, $1,200,000 above fiscal year 2006 and 
the same as the budget request. These funds are allocated as 
follows: $13,000,000 to improve public school education in the 
District of Columbia, $13,000,000 to expand quality charter 
schools, and $14,800,000 to the Secretary of Education for 
opportunity scholarships for low-income children in the 
District of Columbia, of which $1,800,000 is for administrative 
expenses.
    While the Committee is satisfied with the overall financial 
health of the District, the Committee is very concerned about 
the dismal state of the District's public schools. By the 
District's own data, families with children are moving out of 
the District, children in the District are leaving public 
schools for private or charter schools, and student achievement 
test scores are dropping. The U.S. Department of Education has 
classified the District of Columbia Public School system (DCPS) 
as ``high risk'' for failing to properly account for Federal 
education grants. Children and parents in DC deserve better.
    The District and DCPS are facing at a minimum three major 
challenges: student achievement scores, fiscal responsibility, 
and a massive capital infrastructure investment. In the view of 
the Committee, the DCPS should focus its efforts on providing 
quality education to DC students and consent to the 
establishment of other independent agencies to oversee the 
other challenges. The Committee is not assuming to supervise 
the school system in fiscal year 2007, but instead strongly 
urges DCPS to take action this year to restore confidence in 
the school system before Federal action becomes necessary.
    The Committee directs DCPS Chief Financial Officer to take 
a greater role in overseeing the management and accounting of 
all DCPS funds and assets, similar to the independent and 
confirmed position of the DC Chief Financial Officer. The 
recent classification of ``high risk'' by the U.S. Department 
of Education demonstrates the need for greater financial 
accountability, separate from the Superintendent and the School 
Board.
    The Committee recommends DCPS create a team to thoroughly 
assess the capital infrastructure holdings of the system. The 
Committee is not advocating building closure as an ultimate 
goal, but rather a realistic inventory of the buildings, the 
investment required to bring each facility up to a quality 
standard, and a good common sense plan to meet the needs of the 
students and the community. The Committee commends DCPS for 
starting the process and the commitment to address the capital 
infrastructure issues facing the school system. However, the 
Committee suggests that a review of the DCPS facilities is an 
involved task requiring more expertise in this area rather than 
establishing a committee within the system, thus diverting 
resources away from education.
    The Committee recognizes that the Federal funds provided to 
DCPS in this bill are minimal compared to the funds provided by 
the U.S. Department of Education and the local funds from DC 
taxpayers. However, the economic growth and stability of the 
District is at risk without a healthy public school system.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee recommends a total of $8,996,915,000 for the 
operating expenses of the District of Columbia as contained in 
the fiscal year 2007 proposed budget and financial plan 
submitted to the Congress by the Government of the District of 
Columbia in June 2006. Of the total, $5,079,758,000 is from 
local funds, $2,011,321,000 is from Federal grant funds, 
$1,897,951,000 is from other funds, $7,885,000 is from private 
funds, and $170,052,000 is from prior year funds. In addition, 
an increase of $2,400,757,000 is for capital construction 
projects. The Committee directs that any changes to the 
financial plan as submitted by the District must follow the 
reprogramming guidelines.
    With the expanded authority to use District funds, the 
Committee expects the District government to first and foremost 
address capital infrastructure needs.
    The Committee commends the DC leadership on the continued 
financial health of the District. The coming year will bring a 
different slate of leaders to the District. The Committee 
expects the future administration and council to adhere to the 
same fiscal discipline and responsibility demonstrated in 
recent years, and the sound principles set forth by the Chief 
Financial Officer. Consistent with last year's report, the 
Committee expects the District government to use the flexible 
authority allowed in sections 523, 524, and 525 to first and 
foremost address capital infrastructure and other one-time 
needs.
    The Committee does not recommend funds for a new U.S. Coast 
Guard headquarters at the St. Elizabeths West Campus as 
proposed in the General Services Administration budget request. 
At the April 6, 2006 Committee hearing, the District leadership 
expressed great concern and frustration with the financial 
structural imbalance of the District. In the opinion of the 
Committee, turning the St. Elizabeths West Campus into a 
Federal building compound would do little to bring balance to 
the District, and little to bring lasting investment to the 
surrounding neighborhood and ward. The Committee strongly 
encourages the District to consider alternative development 
plans for the West Campus to address neighborhood needs such as 
mixed-use development, mixed-income housing, retail, grocery, 
services, and vocational training or education facilities.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    Section 501. The Committee continues the provision that 
specifies that an appropriation for a particular purpose or 
object shall be considered as the maximum amount that may be 
expended for said purpose or object.
    Section 502. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits funds for travel and payment of dues.
    Section 503. The Committee continues the provision that 
appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes 
collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the 
District of Columbia government.
    Section 504. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of appropriation for publicity or propaganda 
purposes.
    Section 505. The Committee modifies the provision that 
establishes reprogramming and transfer requirements with 
respect to notification requirements.
    Section 506. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits use of funds only to the objects for which the 
appropriations were made.
    Section 507. The Committee continues the provision that 
clarifies the pay setting authority for District employees as 
the District's Merit Personnel Act rather than title 5 of the 
United States Code.
    Section 508. The Committee continues the provision that 
directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia to submit new 
fiscal year 2007 revenue estimates as of the end of such 
quarter.
    Section 509. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the District government from renewing or extending 
sole source contracts without opening them to the competitive 
bidding process as set forth in section 303 of the District of 
Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985.
    Section 510. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of Federal funds for salaries, expenses, or 
other costs associated with the offices of U.S. Senator or 
Representative under section 4(d) of the D.C. Statehood 
Constitutional Convention Initiatives of 1979.
    Section 511. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits Federal funds made available in this Act from being 
used to implement or enforce any system of registration for 
unmarried cohabitating couples.
    Section 512. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the mayor to accept, obligate, and expend Federal, 
private, and other grants received by the District government 
that are not reflected in the amounts appropriated in this Act.
    Section 513. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of official vehicles to official duties and 
not between a residence and workplace, except in the case of a 
police officer who resides in the District of Columbia at the 
discretion of the Chief, an officer or employee of the D.C. 
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department who resides in 
the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day, the 
Mayor of the District of Columbia, and the Chairman of the 
Council of the District of Columbia.
    Section 514. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of funds for the audit of the District 
government's annual financial statements unless the DC 
Inspector General either conducts, or contracts for, the audit.
    Section 515. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of appropriated funds by the Corporation 
Counsel or any other officer or entity of the District 
government to provide assistance for any petition drive or 
civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for 
voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 516. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of any funds in this Act to carry out any 
program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the 
hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
    Section 517. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires the Chief Financial Officers of the District of 
Columbia to certify that they understand the duties and 
restrictions applicable to their agency as a result of this 
Act.
    Section 518. The Committee continues the provision that 
includes a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains 
to contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 519. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires the Mayor of the District of Columbia to submit 
quarterly reports on various issues pertaining to the District 
of Columbia.
    Section 520. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires the CFO to submit a revised appropriated funds 
operating budget in the format of the budget that the District 
government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the DC Home 
Rule Act for all agencies no later than 30 calendar days after 
the date of enactment of this Act.
    Section 521. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of any funds in the Act to: (1) pay the fees 
of an attorney who represents a party in an action or any 
attorney who defends any action, including an administrative 
proceeding, brought against D.C. Public Schools under the 
Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) in excess of $4,000 
for that action; (2) pay the fees of an attorney or firm whom 
the CFO determines to have a pecuniary interest, either through 
an attorney, officer or employee of the firm, in any special 
education diagnostic services, schools, or other special 
education service providers; and (3) require all savings to be 
used to expand special education services within the District.
    Section 522. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires attorneys in special education cases brought under 
IDEA to comply with several reporting requirements and allow 
the Inspector General to conduct investigations to determine 
the accuracy of the certifications.
    Section 523. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for appropriations in this Act to be increased by no 
more than $42,000,000 from unexpended general funds, and may be 
used only for one-time expenditures, to avoid deficit spending, 
for debt reduction, for program needs, or to avoid revenue 
shortfalls.
    Section 524. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the District to Spend ``Other-Type Funds'' under certain 
conditions.
    Section 525. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for short-term borrowing from the emergency and 
contingency reserve funds established under section 450A of the 
District of Columbia Home Rule Act (Public Law 98-198; D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 1-204.50a) under certain circumstances.
    Section 526. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds to change the legality of marijuana use.
    Section 527. The Committee continues the provision relating 
to abortion.
    Section 528. The Committee continues the provision granting 
authority to the CFO with respect personnel and preparing 
financial statements audits. The Committee directs the CFO to 
report to the Committees on Appropriations 30 days after 
utilizing this authority.
    Section 529. The Committee continues the provision 
exempting the CFO from certain provisions of the District of 
Columbia Procurement Practices Act.
    Section 530. The Committee recommends a new provision which 
allows the Public Defender Services of the District of Columbia 
to operate outside of the Court Supervised Offender Services 
Agency for budgeting.
    Section 531. The Committee includes a new provision that 
makes technical corrections to Public Law 109-115 regarding 
``Federal Payment for School Improvement''.
    Section 532. The Committee continues the provision which 
limits references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this 
title.

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

    These funds provide for the compensation of the President 
as well as official expenses of the Executive Office of the 
President, as authorized by title 3, United States Code.

                     Compensation of the President





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................          $450,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................           450,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           450,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    These funds provide for the compensation of the President, 
including an expense allowance as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 102.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $450,000 for 
Compensation of the President, including an expense allowance 
of $50,000. These are the same as amounts as appropriated in 
fiscal year 2006 and the same as requested by the President. 
The bill specifies that any unused amount shall revert to the 
Treasury consistent with 31 U.S.C. 1552.

                           White House Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $53,292,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................        51,952,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        51,952,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -1,340,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    The Salaries and Expenses account of the White House Office 
supports staff and administrative services necessary for the 
direct support of the President, including costs for the 
Homeland Security Council.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,952,000 
for the White House Office, which is $1,340,000 less than the 
fiscal year 2006 level and the same as in the Administration's 
request. This account also includes up to $1,500,000 for the 
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $12,312,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................        12,041,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,041,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -271,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, and 
operation of the Executive Residence, including official and 
ceremonial functions of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,041,000 
for the operating expenses of the Executive Residence, a 
decrease of $271,000 from the amounts appropriated in fiscal 
year 2006 and the same as the amounts requested by the 
President. The bill includes the same restrictions on 
reimbursable expenses for use of the Executive Residence as 
were enacted in fiscal year 2006.

                   White House Repair and Restoration





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $1,683,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................         1,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           -83,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    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 capital improvement projects at the Executive 
Residence at the White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,600,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, a decrease of $83,000 below 
the amount enacted in fiscal year 2006 and the same as the 
amount requested by the President.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $4,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................         4,002,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,002,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................            +2,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    The Council of Economic Advisers 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 preparation of the annual 
Economic Report of the President to Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,002,000 for 
the Council of Economic Advisers, an increase of $2,000 from 
the amount enacted in fiscal year 2006 and the same as 
requested by the President.

                      Office of Policy Development


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $3,465,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................         3,385,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,385,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           -80,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,385,000 for 
the Office of Policy Development, a decrease of $80,000 from 
the amount enacted in fiscal year 2006 and the same as the 
request.

                       National Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $8,618,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................         8,405,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,405,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -213,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    The National Security Council advises the President on the 
integration of domestic, foreign, and military policies 
relating to national security.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,405,000 for 
the National Security Council, a decrease of $213,000 from the 
amount appropriated in fiscal year 2006 and the same as 
requested by the President.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $88,429,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007 \1\..................       102,417,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        91,393,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,964,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      -11,024,000

\1\ Proposed in a consolidated appropriation titled ``The White House''.

    The Office of Administration is responsible for providing 
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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $91,393,000 
for the Office of Administration, an increase of $2,964,000 
above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2006 and a 
decrease of $11,024,000 below the amount requested by the 
President.
    Enterprise services program.--The Committee continues the 
Enterprise Services Program and fully funds the Office of 
Administration as requested except for funds for General 
Services Administration (GSA) rental payments for the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) and the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy (ONDCP). The Committee recommends funding for 
OMB rent ($7,405,000) and ONDCP rent ($3,619,000) under their 
respective headings for ``Salaries and Expenses'' and provides 
the same levels of funding as the President's request. The 
Committee has provided the remaining level of GSA rent and all 
miscellaneous costs in the Enterprise Services Program, as 
requested.
    The Committee recommends funding for all Office of 
Administration activities at the requested level for each 
activity in fiscal year 2007.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $76,161,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        68,780,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        76,185,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +24,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +7,405,000


    The Office of Management and Budget assists the President 
in the discharge of budgetary, economic, management, and other 
executive responsibilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $76,185,000 
for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), an increase of 
$24,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2006 and 
$7,405,000 above the amount requested by the President.
    The Committee recommends $7,405,000 under this heading for 
rental payments to GSA instead of providing these funds under 
the heading ``Office of Administration.''
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $3,000 for 
reception and representation expenses as requested by the 
President.
    ``E-Gov'' initiative.--The Committee continues to express 
serious concerns about the continued forced implementation of 
this initiative on departments and agencies. Many aspects of 
this initiative are fundamentally flawed, contradict underlying 
program statutory requirements and have stifled innovation by 
forcing conformity to an arbitrary government standard. 
Therefore, the Committee continues to include a government-wide 
general provision that precludes the use of funds for the ``e-
Gov'' initiative prior to consultation with the Committee on 
Appropriations. The Committee urges OMB to work directly with 
the individual subcommittees in advance so that approved 
initiatives can move forward without disruption.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $26,639,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        23,309,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,928,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +289,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +3,619,000


    The Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization 
Act of 1998 charges the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, with developing 
policies, objectives and priorities for the National Drug 
Control Program as defined by the Act and Executive Order 
12880.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,928,000 
for the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), an 
increase of $289,000 from the enacted fiscal year 2006 level 
and a $3,619,000 increase over the President's request.
    The Committee recommends $3,619,000 under this heading for 
rental payments to GSA instead of providing these funds under 
the heading ``Office of Administration.''
    The Committee recommends funding to support the requested 
level of 123 FTEs.
    The Committee is concerned about the ONDCP's programmatic 
priorities as reflected in its 2007 budget request. 
Specifically, the Committee rejects again in 2007 the proposal 
to move the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) 
program to the Department of Justice. Additionally, the 
Committee notes its concern that the ONDCP has resisted 
focusing its programs to fighting the alarming rise in domestic 
methamphetamine production, trafficking and abuse. The 
Committee cannot ensure future funding for ONDCP's priorities 
if ONDCP continues to ignore the concerns of Congress.

                Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $29,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         9,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -10,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +10,000,000


    Pursuant to the Office of National Drug Control Policy 
Reauthorization Act of 1998 (title VII of Division C of Public 
Law 105-277), the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center 
serves as the central counterdrug research and development 
organization for the United States Government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,600,000 
for the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center, a decrease of 
$10,100,000 from the fiscal year 2006 enacted levels and an 
increase of $10,000,000 over the President's request. Included 
in the appropriation is $9,600,000 for supply and demand 
reduction research as requested by the President and 
$10,000,000 for the Technology Transfer Program, which was 
terminated in the President's request.
    The Committee notes that ONDCP did not include in its 
fiscal year 2007 budget submission an analysis of options and 
recommendations for the future course of counterdrug technology 
research as required in the fiscal year 2006 House report. The 
Committee, therefore, again directs the Director of the ONDCP 
to transmit this report with the 2008 budget submission.

             High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $224,730,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       227,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,270,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................      +227,000,000


    The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program 
was established by the Director of ONDCP pursuant to section 
1005 of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988, and now as 
reauthorized by section 707 of the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy Act of 1998 to provide assistance to Federal and 
State and local law enforcement entities operating in those 
areas most adversely affected by drug trafficking.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $227,000,000 
for the HIDTA Program, an increase of $2,270,000 over the 
enacted fiscal year 2006 level and $227,000,000 above the 
President's request. The Committee rejects the Administration's 
proposal to shift HIDTA funding to the Department of Justice.
    The HIDTA program serves to enhance and coordinate drug 
control effects among local, State, and Federal law enforcement 
agencies in order to eliminate or reduce drug trafficking, and 
the Committee supports a vigorous HIDTA program. To achieve its 
mission, the HIDTA program must continue to enhance individual 
and national performance and work to develop a system that 
enhances the synchronization of drug control efforts.
    When complying with section 602, the Committee expects that 
HIDTAs existing in fiscal year 2007 shall receive funding at 
least equal to the fiscal year 2006 initial allocation level. 
As ONDCP reviews candidates for new HIDTA funding, the 
Committee recommends increased funding for the Appalachian, 
Central Valley, and Lake County HIDTAs.

                  Other Federal Drug Control Programs





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $192,951,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       212,160,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       194,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,049,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -18,160,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $194,000,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs, an increase of 
$1,049,000 above the enacted fiscal year 2006 level and 
$18,160,000 below the President's request.
    The Committee recommends funding for the following programs 
for fiscal year 2007:

Drug Free Communities...................................     $80,000,000
National Drug Court Institute...........................       1,000,000
National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws.............       1,000,000
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.................     100,000,000
United States Anti-Doping Agency........................       8,500,000
World Anti-Doping Agency Dues...........................       1,500,000
Performance Measures Development........................       1,980,000

    The Committee directs ONDCP to maintain funding for non-
advertising services for the Media Campaign at a level not less 
than the fiscal year 2003 ratio of service funding to total 
funds and to continue the corporate outreach program as it 
operated prior to its cancellation.
    The Committee has supported past education efforts to 
demonstrate the consequences of using performance-enhancing 
drugs. Although this program was successful, all professional 
sports, including Major League Baseball, must undertake a 
comprehensive campaign to educate youth on the dangers of 
steroid use. Professional sports must work closely with U.S. 
Anti-doping Administration (USADA) and other organizations to 
educate high school, middle school and grade school children on 
the dangers of performance enhancing drugs.

                          Unanticipated Needs





Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................          $990,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        11,789,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +10,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       -10,789,000


    These funds enable the President to meet unanticipated 
emergencies in support of the national interest, security, or 
defense.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000 for unanticipated 
needs, an increase $10,000 above the enacted fiscal year 2006 
level and $10,789,000 below the President's request. 
Expenditures from this account may be authorized by the 
President.

                              (RESCISSION)

    The President's request includes a rescission of 
$11,789,000 from Public Law 101-130 and 103-211 as provided to 
respond to various natural disasters. The Committee does not 
include this rescission of emergency funds to offset non-
emergency appropriations.

 Special Assistance to the President and the Official Residence of the 
                             Vice President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $4,410,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         4,352,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,352,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           -58,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    These funds support the official duties and functions of 
the Office of the Vice President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,352,000 for 
the Office of the Vice President, a decrease of $58,000 below 
the amount enacted for fiscal year 2006 and the same as 
requested by the President.

                           Operating Expenses


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................          $322,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................           317,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           317,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................            -5,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    These funds support the care and operation of the Vice 
President's residence and specifically support equipment, 
furnishings, dining facilities, and services required to 
perform and discharge the Vice President's official duties, 
functions and obligations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $317,000 for 
the Operating Expenses of the Vice President's residence, a 
decrease of $5,000 below the amount enacted in fiscal year 2006 
and the same as requested by the President.

Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President

    Section 601. The Committee continues language to permit the 
transfer of not to exceed 10 percent of funds from certain 
offices within the Executive Office of the President.
    Section 602. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring a financial plan by the Director of the ONDCP prior 
to the obligation of funds in fiscal year 2007.

                    TITLE VII--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


       Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $5,881,590
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         5,956,590
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,956,590
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +75,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance 
Board (Access Board) was established by section 502 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Access Board is responsible for 
developing guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities 
Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the Telecommunications 
Act. These guidelines ensure that buildings and facilities, 
transportation vehicles, and telecommunications equipment 
covered by these laws are readily accessible to and usable by 
people with disabilities. The Access Board is also responsible 
for developing standards under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act for accessible electronic and information 
technology used by Federal agencies. In addition, the Access 
Board enforces the Architectural Barriers Act, and provides 
training and technical assistance on the guidelines and 
standards it develops.
    The Access Board also has additional responsibilities under 
the Help America Vote Act. The Access Board serves on the Board 
of Advisors and the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, 
which helps Election Assistance Commission develop voluntary 
guidelines and guidance for voting systems, including 
accessibility for people with disabilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,956,590 for the operations of 
the Access Board, an increase of $75,000 over fiscal year 2006 
and the same as the budget request.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $62,370,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        62,370,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        62,370,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Consumer Product Safety Act established the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent Federal 
regulatory agency, to reduce unreasonable risk of injury 
associated with consumer products. Its primary responsibilities 
and overall goals are: to protect the public against 
unreasonable risk of injury associated with consumer products; 
to develop uniform safety standards for consumer products, 
minimizing conflicting State and local regulations; and to 
promote research into prevention of product-related deaths, 
illnesses, and injuries.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $62,370,000 for fiscal year 2007, 
the same as both the budget request and fiscal year 2006. The 
bill also includes language that limits official reception and 
representation expenses to no more than $500 in fiscal year 
2007.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $14,058,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        16,908,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,908,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,850,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by 
the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and is charged with 
implementing provisions of that Act relating to the reform of 
federal election administration throughout the United States, 
including the development of voluntary voting systems 
guidelines, the certification and testing of voting systems, 
studies of election administration issues, and the 
implementation of election reform payments to states as well as 
grant programs related to election reform.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $16,908,000 for the EAC, an 
increase of $2,850,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level 
and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee also provides the budget request for research 
and development activities, including the transfer of 
$4,950,000 to the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology.
    The Committee urges the EAC to provide $250,000 for the 
HAVA college program. This program, first implemented during 
the 2004 election, recruits and trains young people in 
colleges, universities, and community colleges to serve as 
nonpartisan pollworkers, helping to address a nationwide 
pollworker shortage.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $30,690,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        26,256,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,256,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -4,434,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    Funding for the Office of the Inspector General at the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is provided pursuant to 
31 U.S.C. 1105(a)(25), which requires a separate appropriation 
account for appropriations for each Office of Inspector General 
of an establishment defined under section 11(2) of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation, the same as the budget 
request, provides for the transfer of $26,256,000 from the Bank 
Insurance Fund, the Savings Association Insurance Fund, and the 
FSLIC Resolution Fund to finance the Office of Inspector 
General for fiscal year 2007.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $54,153,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        57,138,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        57,138,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,985,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $57,138,000 
for the Federal Election Commission (FEC), an increase of 
$2,985,000 over amounts appropriated in fiscal year 2006 and 
the same as the budget request.
    Administrative Fine Program.--The Committee commends the 
FEC on the implementation of the Administrative Fine Program, 
which authorizes the FEC to assess fines for reporting 
violations and has been successful in leading to the decrease 
in number of late or non-filed reports. The Committee is 
concerned, however, that this program has not yet been 
permanently authorized. In fact, the Committee extended the 
Program's authorization to December 31, 2008, in the 
Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the 
Judiciary, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act of 2006 
(Public Law 109-115). Therefore, the Committee directs the FEC 
to work with the authorizing committee of jurisdiction to 
achieve permanent authorization for the Administrative Fine 
Program. The FEC should work with the authorizers of 
jurisdiction during fiscal year 2007, prior to the Subcommittee 
markup of the fiscal year 2008 appropriations bill.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $25,213,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        25,218,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,218,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................            +5,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    Established by title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 
1978, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) serves as a 
neutral arbiter in the labor activities of non-postal Federal 
employees, Departments and agencies, and Federal unions on 
matters outlined in the Act, including collective bargaining 
and the settlement of disputes. Establishment of the FLRA gives 
full recognition to the role of the Federal Government as an 
employer. Under the Foreign Service Act of 1980, the FLRA also 
addresses similar issues affecting Foreign Service personnel by 
providing full staff support for the Foreign Service Impasse 
Disputes Panel and the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,218,000 
for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, an increase of 
$5,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2006 and 
the same as the budget request.

                      Federal Maritime Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $20,294,010
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        21,474,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,474,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,179,990
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) was established in 
1961 as an independent government agency, responsible for the 
regulation of international waterborne commerce of the United 
States. In addition, FMC has responsibility for licensing and 
bonding ocean transportation intermediaries and assuring that 
vessel owners or operators establish financial responsibility 
to pay judgment for death or injury to passengers, or 
nonperformance of a cruise, on voyages from U.S. ports. It 
monitors the activities of ocean common carriers, who operate 
in the U.S./foreign commerce to ensure just and reasonable 
practices, maintains a trade monitoring and enforcement 
program, monitors the laws and practices of foreign governments 
which could have a discriminatory or other impacts on shipping 
conditions in the U.S., among other activities. The principal 
shipping statutes administered by the FMC are the Shipping Act 
of 1984 (46 U.S.C. app. 1710 et seq.), the Foreign Shipping 
Practices Act of 1988 (46 U.S.C. app. 1701 et seq.), and 
section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. app. 
876).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,474,000 for the Federal 
Maritime Commission, the same as the budget request and 
$1,179,990 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2006.

                    General Services Administration


                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
  Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2006........  ($7,752,745,000)
  Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal    (8,046,666,000)
 year 2007............................................
  Recommended in the bill.............................   (7,740,527,000)
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2006.........     (-12,218,000)
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2007 estimate    (-306,139,000)


    The Federal Buildings Fund (FBF) finances the activities of 
the Public Buildings Service, which provides space and services 
for Federal agencies in a relationship similar to that of 
landlord and tenant. The FBF, established in 1975, replaces 
direct appropriations by using income derived from rent 
assessments, which approximate commercial rates for comparable 
space and services. The Committee makes funds available through 
a process of placing limitations on obligations from the FBF as 
a way of allocating funds for various FBF activities. The 
Committee may also appropriate funds into the FBF as a way of 
covering the difference between the total revenues coming into 
the FBF and the total limitation on the expenditure from the 
FBF.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $7,740,527,000 for 
the Fund, a decrease of $12,218,000 below the fiscal year 2006 
enacted levels, a decrease of $306,139,000 below the request.
    To carry out the purposes of the Federal Buildings Fund 
established pursuant to section 210(f) of the Federal Property 
and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 
592), the revenues and collections deposited into the Fund, 
shall be available for necessary expenses in the aggregate 
amount of $7,740,527,000 of which:
    (1) $383,956,000 for construction (including funds for 
sites and expenses and associated design and construction 
services) of additional projects at the following locations:
    New Construction:
    Arizona: Nogales, Nogales West Border Station, $9,836,000.
    San Luis, Border Station II, $42,029,000.
    California: Calexico, Calexico West Border Station, 
$14,350,000.
    District of Columbia:
    For transfer to the Navy for certain permanent relocation 
expenses pursuant to section 1(e) of Public Law 108-268, 
$52,835,000.
    Remote Delivery Facility II, $39,612,000.
    St. Elizabeths West Campus Infrastructure, $6,444,000.
    Maryland: Montgomery County, Food and Drug Administration 
Consolidation, $178,526,000.
    New Mexico: Columbus, Border Station, $2,629,000.
    Texas: El Paso, Ysleta Border Station, $20,217,000.
    McAllen, Anzalduas Border Station, $7,478,000.
    Nonprospectus Construction, $10,000,000.
    The Committee directs that each of the foregoing limits of 
costs on new construction projects may be exceeded to the 
extent that savings are affected in other such projects, but 
not to exceed 10 percent of the amounts included in an approved 
prospectus, if required, unless advance approval is obtained 
from the Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount;
    (2) $866,194,000 for repairs and alterations, which 
includes associated design and construction services:
    Repairs and Alterations:
    District of Columbia: Eisenhower Executive Office Building, 
Phase II, $56,000,000.
    Harry S Truman Building, $4,629,000.
    Main Interior Federal Building, $47,179,000.
    Mary E. Switzer Federal Building, $50,881,000.
    Illinois: Chicago, Dirksen United States Courthouse, 
$96,571,000.
    Maryland: Laurel, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and 
Drug Administration, $6,028,000.
    Silver Spring, Building 130 Center for Radiological Devices 
and Health, $5,793,000.
    Missouri: Kansas City, Richard Bolling Federal Building, 
$96,608,000.
    New Mexico: Albuquerque, Federal Building, $5,783,000.
    New York: New York, Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 
$46,385,000.
    Wisconsin: Milwaukee, United States Federal Building 
Courthouse, $5,599,000.
    Special Emphasis Programs:
    Chlorofluorocarbons Program, $10,000,000.
    Energy Program, $15,000,000.
    Fire and Life Safety Program, $10,000,000.
    Glass Fragment Retention Program, $10,000,000.
    Design Program, $24,825,000.
    Basic Repairs and Alterations, $374,913,000.
    The Committee directs that funds made available in this or 
any previous Act in the Federal Buildings Fund for Repairs and 
Alterations shall, for prospectus projects, be limited to the 
amount identified for each project, except each project in this 
or any previous Act may be increased by an amount not to exceed 
10 percent unless advance approval is obtained from the 
Committees on Appropriations of a greater amount. Additionally, 
the Committee directs that additional projects for which 
prospectuses have been fully approved may be funded under this 
category only if advance approval is obtained from the 
Committees on Appropriations, and that the amounts provided in 
this or any prior Act for ``Repairs and Alterations'' may be 
used to fund costs associated with implementing security 
improvements to buildings necessary to meet the minimum 
standards for security in accordance with current law and in 
compliance with the reprogramming guidelines of the appropriate 
Committees of the House and Senate.
    (3) $163,999,000 for installment acquisition payments 
including payments on purchase contracts;
    (4) $4,322,548,000 for rental of space; and
    (5) $2,003,830,000 for building operations.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
  Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2006........    ($792,056,000)
  Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal      (690,095,000)
 year 2007............................................
  Recommended in the bill.............................     (383,956,000)
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2006.........    (-408,100,000)
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2007 estimate    (-306,139,000)


    The construction and acquisition activity funds site, 
design, construction, and management and inspection costs for 
construction of new Federal facilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $383,956,000 for 
construction and acquisition, a decrease of $408,100,000 below 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and $306,139,000 below the 
request. The Committee does not include $306,139,000 as 
requested for new construction of the Coast Guard Consolidation 
and Development of St. Elizabeth's Campus in Washington, DC.
    Fiscal year 2007 is the second year of a two-year 
moratorium imposed by the Federal Judiciary for new major 
courthouse construction projects.
    The Committee is concerned about the allocation of leased 
General Services Administration (GSA) office space in the 
Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Evidence indicates 
that there is a disparity between the leased space awarded in 
Prince George's County and that in nearby jurisdictions in the 
Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. Specifically, the 
Committee is concerned with the lack of space awarded around 
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) stations 
in Prince George's County, Maryland.
    U.S. Customs Cargo Inspection Facility Initiative (Detroit, 
MI).--The Committee notes that a total of $34,857,000 has been 
approved in prior year appropriations bills for the U.S. 
Customs Cargo Inspection Facility at Ambassador Bridge, 
Detroit, Michigan. In House Report 108-243, the Committee 
directed the GSA to, among other things, work with the Federal 
inspection agencies and the Ambassador Bridge to resolve any 
outstanding issues regarding facility enhancements and to move 
immediately to ensure that the much-needed improvements are 
made quickly, including all steps necessary to implement 
critical interim improvements and to expedite the 
implementation of integrated border inspection areas, such as 
reverse inspection sites, at the Ambassador Bridge once 
agreements have been reached between the United States and 
Canada and operational details established by the respective 
border agencies.
    The Committee notes that GSA is constructing Border Station 
improvements at the U.S. Customs Cargo Inspection Facility, 
Ambassador Bridge, as authorized funded in the fiscal year 2005 
appropriation Act. The Committee further notes that a concept 
for a comprehensive international inspection center complex has 
been developed by the Ambassador Bridge companies to provide as 
many as 100 new inspection booths and other facilities to 
enhance the flow of commerce and the law enforcement operations 
at the bridge. GSA has engaged in discussions with the 
Ambassador Bridge companies and the federal inspection services 
regarding the future viability of this concept. The Committee 
directs GSA to continue to meet with the Ambassador Bridge 
companies, the federal inspection agencies, and other 
stakeholders to facilitate the continued development of the 
U.S. Customs Cargo Inspection Facility and the surrounding 
neighborhood, including due consideration of the proposed 
international inspection center.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
  Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2006........    ($861,376,000)
  Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal      (866,194,000)
 year 2007............................................
  Recommended in the bill.............................     (866,194,000)
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2006.........      (+4,818,000)
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2007 estimate           (- - -)


    The repairs and alterations activity funds design, 
construction and management and inspection for the repair, 
alteration, and modernization of existing real estate assets. 
It funds projects to improve health and safety, recapture 
vacant non-revenue producing Government-owned and leased space, 
and various special programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $866,194,000 for 
repairs and alterations, an increase of $4,818,000 from the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the request. The 
Committee directs GSA to embark on the projects included in the 
budget request in priority order, starting with those projects 
that address safety and health needs and moving next to the 
projects with completed designs.

                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
  Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2006........    ($168,180,000)
  Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal      (163,999,000)
 year 2007............................................
  Recommended in the bill.............................     (163,999,000)
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2006.........      (-4,181,000)
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2007 estimate           (- - -)


    The installment acquisition payments activity funds 
interest payment for facilities constructed under the Public 
Building Amendment of 1972 and lease-purchase agreements since 
1987, a total of 80 projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $163,999,000 for 
installation acquisition payments, a decrease of $4,181,000 
below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request. Based on this funding level, 68 of the original 
80 projects will be paid off, leaving 12 projects remaining.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
  Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2006........  ($4,046,031,000)
  Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal    (4,322,548,000)
 year 2007............................................
  Recommended in the bill.............................   (4,322,548,000)
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2006.........    (+276,517,000)
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2007 estimate           (- - -)


    The rental of space program funds lease payments, temporary 
space for Federal employees during major repair and alteration 
projects, and relocations from Federal buildings due to forced 
moves and relocations as a result of health and safety 
conditions.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $4,322,548,000 for 
rental of space, an increase of $276,517,000 above the fiscal 
year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget request.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
  Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2006........  ($1,885,102,000)
  Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal    (2,003,830,000)
 year 2007............................................
  Recommended in the bill.............................   (2,003,830,000)
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2006.........    (+118,728,000)
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2007 estimate           (- - -)


    The building operations activity funds cleaning, 
maintenance, utilities, fuel, grounds, maintenance, space 
acquisitions and assignment services in government-owned 
facilities and in leased space when not provided by the lessor.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,003,830,000 for 
building operations, an increase of $118,728,000 above the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $52,268,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        52,550,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        52,550,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +282,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriations account provides for government-wide 
policy and evaluation activities associated with the management 
of real and personal property assets and certain administrative 
services; government-wide policy support responsibilities 
relating to acquisition, telecommunications, information 
technology management, and related technology activities; and 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $52,550,000, an 
increase of $282,000 from fiscal year 2006 level and the same 
as the request. This funding level assumes that the office of 
government-wide policy will continue to focus its activities on 
core policy and regulatory activities that support statutory 
mission requirements, and eliminate activities that are not 
clearly policy-related.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $98,891,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        83,032,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        83,032,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -15,859,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This account provides appropriations for activities that 
are not feasible for a user fee arrangement. Included under 
this heading are the Office of Citizen Services and 
Communications (OCSC), personal property utilization and 
donation activities, select management and administration 
activities and support of government-wide emergency management 
activities, and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $83,032,000 
for operating expenses, a decrease of $15,859,000 below the 
fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. Fiscal year 2006 appropriations included a one-time 
cost of GSA relocation at a level of $16,153,000.
    The Committee recognizes that Public Service Recognition 
Week, a program of the Public Employees Roundtable, has 
educated America about the value of the career workforce, which 
carries out the daily operations of government. This program 
has existed for over 10 years and plays an important role in 
the education of our nation's youth by providing them with 
timely information about their government. The Committee urges 
the GSA to support the mission of the Public Employees 
Roundtable and provide $150,000 in administrative and 
logistical assistance to Public Service Recognition Week 
activities.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $42,976,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        44,312,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        44,312,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,336,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct GSA management 
and administrative deficiencies that create conditions for 
existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $44,312,000 
for the Office of Inspector General, an increase of $1,336,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

                   ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT (E-GOV) FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $2,970,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +30,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        -2,000,000


    The appropriation provides support for interagency 
electronic government (``e-Gov'') initiatives that utilize the 
Internet or other electronic methods as a means to increase 
Federal government accessibility, efficiency, and productivity.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,000,000 for 
the ``e-Gov'' fund, an increase of $30,000 above the fiscal 
year 2006 enacted level and $2,000,000 below the budget 
request.
    The Committee again does not include a general provision 
proposed in the fiscal year 2007 budget request allowing the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to use $40,000,000 of 
surplus funds in the General Supply Fund to finance OMB's list 
of ``e-Gov'' initiatives across government. The Committee 
refuses to relinquish oversight of the development and 
procurement of information technology projects of the various 
agencies under its jurisdiction. The Committee directs GSA to 
evaluate the pricing structure of its services to Federal 
agencies to determine if GSA is overcharging its Federal 
clients and report back to the Committee on Appropriations its 
findings no later than 120 days after enactment of this act.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $2,922,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         3,030,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,030,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -108,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides support consisting of pensions, 
office staffs, and related expenses for former Presidents 
Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, George Bush and Bill Clinton and 
for pension and postal franking privileges for the widow of 
former President Lyndon B. Johnson. Also, this appropriation is 
authorized to provide funding for security and travel related 
expenses for each former President and the spouse of a former 
President pursuant to section 531 of Public Law 103-329.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,030,000 for 
allowances and office staff of former Presidents, a decrease of 
$108,000 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same 
as the budget request. The following table describes the 
distribution of the funds:

                    FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUDGET ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Ford    Carter    Bush   Clinton   Widows   Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personal Compensation.....................................       96       96       96       96        0      384
Personnel Benefits........................................       24        2       63       64        0      153
Benefits for Former Presidents............................      188      188      188      197       20      781
Travel....................................................       46        2       55       64        0      167
Rental Payments to GSA....................................      105      102      175      498        0      880
Communications, Utilities and Miscellaneous Charges:
    Telephone.............................................       16       10       16       77        0      119
    Postage...............................................        9       15       13       15        8       60
    Printing..............................................        5        5       14        9        0       33
    Other Services........................................       37       82       65      113        0      297
    Supplies and Materials................................       18        5       15       16        0       54
    Equipment.............................................        6        7       48       11        0       72
    Infrastructure Contingency Planning...................        0        0        0        0        0       30
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total Obligations.................................      550      514      748    1,160       28    3,030
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                FEDERAL CITIZEN INFORMATION CENTER FUND




Appropriations, fiscal year 2006......................       $14,850,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        16,866,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,866,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,016,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Consumer Information Center (CIC) was established 
within the General Services Administration (GSA) by Executive 
Order on October 26, 1970, to help Federal departments and 
agencies promote and distribute consumer information collected 
as a byproduct of the Government's program activities.
    The Federal Information Center (FIC) program was 
established within the GSA in 1966, and was formalized by 
Public Law 95-491 in 1980. The program's purpose is to provide 
the public with direct information about all aspects of Federal 
programs, regulations, and services. To accomplish this 
mission, contractual services are used to respond to public 
inquiries via a nationwide toll-free telephone call center.
    In 2000, the CIC assumed responsibility for the operations 
of the FIC program with the resulting organization being 
officially named the Federal Consumer Information Center. The 
Federal Consumer Information Center combines the nationwide 
toll-free telephone assistance program and the database of the 
FIC with the CIC website and publications distribution 
programs.
    During fiscal year 2002, the Federal Consumer Information 
Center became part of GSA's newly established Office of Citizen 
Services and Communications and was renamed the Federal Citizen 
Information Center (FCIC). The new Office serves as a central 
federal gateway for citizens, businesses, other governments, 
and the media to obtain information and services from the 
government. FCIC assumed operational control of the 
FirstGov.gov website in fiscal year 2002.
    Public Law 98-63, enacted July 30, 1983, established a 
revolving fund for the CIC. Under this fund, FCIC activities 
are financed from the following: annual appropriations from the 
general funds of the Treasury, reimbursements from agencies for 
distribution of publications, user fees collected from the 
public, and any other income incident to FCIC activities. All 
are available as authorized in appropriation acts without 
regard to fiscal year limitations. The bill includes a 
limitation of $18,000,000 on the availability of the revolving 
fund. Any revenues accruing to this fund in excess of this 
amount shall remain in the fund and are not available for 
expenditure except as authorized in appropriation Acts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2007, the Committee recommends $16,866,000, 
an increase of $2,016,000 over the level for fiscal year 2006 
and the same as the budget request.
    The appropriation will be augmented by reimbursements from 
Federal agencies for distribution of consumer publications, 
user fees from the public, and other income.

          GENERAL PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

    Section 701. The Committee continues the provision that 
provides that costs included in rent received from government 
corporations for operation, protection, maintenance, upkeep, 
repair and improvement shall be credited to the Federal 
Buildings Fund.
    Section 702. The Committee continues the provision 
providing authority for the use of funds for the hire of motor 
vehicles.
    Section 703. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available for activities of the 
Federal Buildings Fund may be transferred between 
appropriations with advance approval of the Congress.
    Section 704. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for developing courthouse 
construction requests that do not meet GSA standards and the 
priorities of the Judicial Conference.
    Section 705. The Committee continues the provision 
providing 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 rent.
    Section 706. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against 
the government.
    Section 707. The Committee includes a new provision 
requested by the President that proposes merging the General 
Supply Fund and the Information Technology Fund into a new 
Acquisition Services Fund. The Committee does not include 
transfer language as requested by the President.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $37,823,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        39,110,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        39,110,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +1,287,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an 
independent, quasi-judicial agency established to protect the 
civil service merit system. The MSPB adjudicates appeals 
primarily involving personnel actions, certain Federal employee 
complaints, and retirement benefits issues. The MSPB reports to 
the President whether merit systems are sufficiently free of 
prohibited employment practices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $39,110,000 
for the Merit Systems Protection Board, an increase of 
$1,287,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2006 
and the same as the budget request. This amount includes up to 
$2,579,000 which is transferred from the Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund. The recommendation provides 
funding for mandatory pay raises and training, increased rent 
payments, and the one-time cost of relocating the San Francisco 
office into a building that is fully compliant with current 
safety standards for seismic activity.

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


 MORRIS K. UDALL SCHOLARSHIP AND EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL 
                           POLICY TRUST FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $1,980,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +20,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +2,000,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for the activities of 
the Morris K. Udall Foundation, an increase of $20,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and $2,000,000 above the 
request.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $1,881,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................           693,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +119,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +1,307,000


    Public Law 105-156 established the United States Institute 
for Environmental Conflict Resolution as part of the Morris K. 
Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental 
Policy Foundation. It also established in the Treasury an 
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund to be available to 
establish and operate the Institute. The purpose of the 
Institute is to conduct environmental conflict resolution and 
training.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,000,000 for 
the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund, an increase of 
$119,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $280,215,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       289,605,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       289,605,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +9,390,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA) with funds for its 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $289,605,000 
for the operating expenses of NARA, an increase of $9,390,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

                       ELECTRONIC RECORDS ARCHIVE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $37,535,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        45,455,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        45,455,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +7,920,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The electronic records archive appropriations supports all 
direct NARA actions and activities associated with this major 
project for preserving digitally created records for archival 
purposes, storing and managing them electronically, and 
ensuring appropriate long-term access. The appropriation 
supports a program office, research partnerships, and 
information technology analysis and design.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,455,000 
for the electronic records archive of the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA), an increase of $7,920,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.
    As stated in the Committee's report for fiscal year 2006, 
NARA is directed to submit to the House and Senate Committees 
on Appropriations quarterly reports on the cost, schedule, and 
performance of the Electronic Records Administration (ERA) 
project. These quarterly reports should provide information on 
the status of the project's schedule, budget, and expenditures 
as measured against a reported baseline; a prioritization of 
project risks and their mitigation efforts; and corrective 
actions taken to manage identified schedule slippages, cost 
overruns, or quality problems should they occur.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $9,585,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        13,020,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,020,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +3,435,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide. It enables the National Archives to maintain its 
facilities in proper condition for visitors, researchers, and 
employees, and also maintain the structural integrity of the 
buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,020,000 
for repairs and restoration, an increase of $3,435,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request.

 NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION GRANTS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $7,425,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           +75,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +7,500,000


    This program provides for grants funding that the 
Commission makes, nationwide, to preserve and publish records 
that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives and Records Administration, which preserves 
federal records, the 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,500,000 for 
the National Historical Publications and Research Commission 
grants program, an increase of $75,000 above the fiscal year 
2006 enacted level and $7,500,000 above the budget request of 
which, $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the operating 
expenses account for the staffing and operating expenses of the 
National Historical Publications and Records Administration.

                  National Credit Union Administration


                       CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Limitation on direct        Limitation on
                                                                         loans           administrative expenses
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fiscal year 2007 recommendation...............................          (1,500,000,000)               ($331,000)
Fiscal year 2006 appropriation................................          (1,500,000,000)                (323,000)
Fiscal year 2007 budget request...............................          (1,500,000,000)                (331,000)
    Comparison with fiscal year 2006 appropriation............                      (0)                 (+8,000)
    Comparison with fiscal year 2007 request..................                      (0)                      (0)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,500,000,000 on 
CLF lending activity to member credit unions from borrowed 
funds. This limitation represents the same level as fiscal year 
2006 and the same as the budget request. The Committee expects 
to be kept apprised of CLF lending activity.
    The Committee recommends the budget request of not more 
than $331,000 for administrative expenses, an increase of 
$8,000 above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level and the same as 
the budget request.

               community development revolving loan fund





Fiscal year 2007 recommendation.......................          $941,000
Fiscal year 2006 appropriation........................           941,000
Fiscal year 2007 budget request.......................           941,000
Comparison with fiscal year 2006 appropriation........             - - -
Comparison with fiscal year 2007 request..............             - - -


    The Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Program 
(CDRLF) was established in 1979 to assist officially designated 
``low-income'' credit unions in providing basic financial 
services to low-income communities. Low-interest loans and 
deposits are made available to assist these credit unions. 
Loans or deposits are normally repaid in five years, although 
shorter repayment periods may be considered. Technical 
assistance grants are also available to low-income credit 
unions. Earnings generated from the CDRLF are available to fund 
technical assistance grants in addition to funds provided for 
specifically in appropriations acts. Grants are available for 
improving operations as well as addressing safety and soundness 
issues.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2007 the Committee recommends $941,000 for 
the National Credit Union Administration's Community 
Development Revolving Loan Fund for technical assistance 
grants. While the Administration and NCUA have not requested 
additional funds for loans in fiscal year 2007, the Committee 
expects the CDRLF to continue making loans from their available 
funds derived from repaid loans and interest earned on previous 
loans to designated credit unions.

                  National Transportation Safety Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $75,933,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        79,594,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        81,594,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +5,661,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................        +2,000,000


    Initially established along with the Department of 
Transportation (DOT), the National Transportation Safety Board 
(NTSB) commenced operations on April 1, 1967, as an independent 
federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every 
civil aviation accident in the United States as well as 
significant accidents in the other modes of transportation--
railroad, highway, marine and pipeline--and issuing safety 
recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. Although 
it has always operated independently, NTSB relied on DOT for 
funding and administrative support until the Independent Safety 
Board Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-633) severed all ties between 
the two organizations effective April of 1975.
    In addition to its investigatory duties, NTSB is 
responsible for maintaining the government's database of civil 
aviation accidents and also conducts special studies of 
transportation safety issues of national significance. 
Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of international 
treaties, NTSB supplies investigators to serve as U.S. 
Accredited Representatives for aviation accidents overseas 
involving U.S.-registered aircraft, or involving aircraft or 
major components of U.S. manufacture. NTSB also serves as the 
``court of appeals'' for any airman, mechanic or mariner 
whenever certificate action is taken by the Administrator of 
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the U.S. Coast 
Guard Commandant, or when civil penalties are assessed by FAA. 
In addition, the NTSB operates the NTSB Academy in Ashburn, 
Virginia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $81,594,000 for salaries and 
expenses, an increase of $5,661,000 above fiscal year 2006 and 
$2,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee is concerned 
by the decline in the rate of on-site investigations of fatal 
and serious aviation accidents. In fact, the percentage of 
fatal aviation accidents to which a regional investigator 
traveled dropped from 76 percent in fiscal year 2003 to 62 
percent in fiscal year 2005. Despite this reduction in 
coverage, the NTSB has requested only 399 full time equivalent 
staff years (FTE) for fiscal year 2007, a 19 FTE reduction from 
fiscal year 2005. The Committee, therefore, provides $2,000,000 
above the budget request for an additional 11 FTE to hire 
accident investigators. Furthermore, the Committee directs that 
none of these additional funds shall be used for the Academy.

                              (RESCISSION)

    The bill includes a rescission of $1,664,000 from the 
remaining funds made available in Public Law 106-246 for the 
investigations of Egypt Air 990 and Alaska Air 261, as proposed 
in the budget request.

                 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation


          PAYMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $116,820,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       119,790,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       119,790,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        +2,970,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation was created by 
the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act (title VI of the 
Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, Public 
Law 95-557, October 31, 1978). Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation now operates under the trade name ``NeighborWorks 
America.'' NeighborWorks America helps local communities 
establish working efficient and effective partnerships between 
residents and representatives of the public and private 
sectors. These partnership-based organizations are independent, 
tax-exempt, community-based nonprofit entities, often referred 
to as NeighborWorks organizations.
    Neighborhood Reinvestment also provides grants to 
Neighborhood Housing Services of America (NHSA), the 
NeighborWorks network's national secondary market. The mission 
of NHSA is to utilize private sector support to replenish local 
NeighborWorks organizations' revolving loan funds. These loans 
are used to back securities that are placed with private sector 
social investors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a funding level of $119,790,000 
for fiscal year 2007, the same amount as the budget request and 
an increase of $2,970,000 when compared to the fiscal year 2006 
appropriation.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $11,037,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        11,489,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,489,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +452,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE), established by the 
Ethics in Government Act of 1978, partners with other executive 
branch Departments and agencies to foster high ethical 
standards. The OGE issues and monitors rules, regulations, and 
memoranda pertaining to the prevention and resolution of 
conflicts of interest, post-employment restrictions, standards 
of conduct, and financial disclosure for executive branch 
employees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,489,000 
for the Office of Government Ethics, an increase of $452,000 
above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2006 and the same 
as the budget request.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $121,295,790
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................       111,095,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       111,095,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       -10,200,790
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the Federal 
Government agency responsible for management of Federal human 
resources policy and oversight of the merit civil service 
system. Although individual agencies are increasingly 
responsible for personnel operations, OPM provides a 
Government-wide policy framework for personnel matters, advises 
and assists agencies (often on a reimbursable basis), and 
ensures that agency operations are consistent with requirements 
of law, with emphasis on such issues as veterans preference. 
OPM oversees examining of applicants for employment, issues 
regulations and policies on hiring, classification and pay, 
training, investigations, and many other aspects of personnel 
management, and operates a reimbursable training program for 
the Federal Government's managers and executives. OPM is also 
responsible for administering the retirement, health benefits 
and life insurance programs affecting most Federal employees, 
retired Federal employees, and their survivors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $111,095,000 
for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a decrease of 
$10,200,790 below the enacted fiscal year 2006 level and the 
same as the fiscal year 2007 budget request.
    The Committee's recommendation includes $6,913,000 for the 
enterprise human resources integration project and $1,436,000 
for the e-human resources line of business project as proposed 
in the budget request. The Committee does not fund the proposed 
$26,730,000 increase for retirement systems modernization and 
in doing so only provides $100,178,000 from appropriate trust 
funds to OPM.
    The Committee does not fund the proposed $2,129,000 
increase in general funds for pay and performance 
modernization. As such, the request for Strategic Human 
Resources Policy is reduced by $1,000,000 and the request for 
Human Capital Leadership and Merit Systems Accountability is 
reduced by $1,129,000. Instead the requested funding level for 
the Management Services Division is increased by that same 
$2,129,000.
    The Committee directs OPM to continue the process of 
implementing and refining the new human resources management 
systems at the Department of Defense and the Department of 
Homeland Security before expanding to other agencies and 
departments.
    The Committee notes that the Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) has provided useful recommendations to OPM's 
retirement system modernization effort. The Committee directs 
GAO to continue to monitor the implementation of the 
modernization program and provide an update to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations by March 1, 2007 as to 
OPM's progress in converting the agency's paper personnel file 
system into a secure digital system.
    Operating Plans.--The Committee directs the office to 
submit an operating plan for fiscal year 2007, signed by the 
director for review by the Committees on Appropriations of both 
the House and Senate within 60 days of the bill's enactment. 
The operating plan must include funding levels including an 
identification of carryover funds for the various offices, 
centers, programs, and initiatives covered in the budget 
justification and supporting documents referenced in the House 
and Senate appropriations reports, and the statement of the 
managers.
    Budget Justifications.--While the budget justification 
materials are improved over the fiscal year 2006 submission, 
there is still a good deal of improvement to be done. For 
example, dollars requested are not currently broken out between 
trust fund and general funds for specific programs or 
activities within organizations. Additionally, when providing a 
total that includes reimbursements, OPM should also provide the 
breakout of direct appropriation and reimbursement. The 
Committee directs OPM to include these changes in future budget 
justifications. Finally, the Committee directs OPM to continue 
its efforts to include in the budget justification for the 
Committees on Appropriations clear, detailed, and concise 
information on how the programs will be funded and how they 
will be measured.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $2,050,290
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         1,598,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,598,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -452,290
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit, 
investigative, evaluation, and inspection functions to identify 
management and administrative deficiencies, which may create 
conditions for fraud, waste and mismanagement. The audits 
function provides internal agency audit, insurance audit, and 
contract audit services. 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 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.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,598,000 for 
the Office of Inspector General of the Office of Personnel 
Management, $452,290 below the fiscal year 2006 enacted level 
and the same as the fiscal year 2007 budget request. In 
addition, the recommendation also provides $16,165,710 from 
appropriate trust funds to the Office of Inspector General.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2005.......................    $8,204,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2006......................     8,765,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     8,765,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2005...................      +561,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2006..................             - - -


    This appropriation covers: (1) the Government's share of 
the cost of health insurance for annuitants as defined in 
sections 8901 and 8906 of title 5, United States Code; (2) the 
Government's share of the cost of health insurance for 
annuitants who were retired when the federal employees health 
benefits law became effective, as defined in the Retired 
Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1960; and (3) the 
Government's contribution for payment of administrative 
expenses incurred by the Office of Personnel Management in 
administration of the Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation of 
$8,765,000,000 for the Government Payment for Annuitants, 
Employees Health Benefits, an increase of $561,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, and the same as the 
Administration's request.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES LIFE INSURANCE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $39,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        39,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        39,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation finances the Government's share of 
premiums, which is one-third the cost, for basic life insurance 
for annuitants retiring after December 31, 1989, and who are 
less than 65 years old.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation of 
$39,000,000 for the Government Payment for Annuitants, 
Employees Life Insurance, the same as both the fiscal year 2006 
enacted level, and the Administration's request for fiscal year 
2007.

        PAYMENT TO CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................   $10,434,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................    10,532,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    10,532,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................       +98,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides for payment of annuities, 
including the payment of annuities under special acts for 
persons employed on the construction of the Panama Canal or 
their widows and widows of employees of the Lighthouse Service; 
payment of the Federal government share of retirement costs of 
the unfunded liability resulting from any statute authorizing 
new or liberalized benefits, extension of retirement coverage, 
or pay increases; transfers for interest on unfunded liability 
and payment of military service annuities covering interest on 
the unfunded liability and annuity disbursements for military 
service; payments for spouse equity providing survivor 
annuities to eligible former spouses of annuitants who died 
between September 1978 and May 1986 and did not elect survivor 
coverage; and transfers for payment of FERS supplemental 
liability covering annual amortization payments financing 
supplemental liabilities for FERS.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation of 
$10,532,000,000 for the Payment to Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund, an increase of $98,000,000 above the fiscal 
year 2006 enacted level, and the same as the Administration's 
request.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $15,171,750
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        15,937,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,937,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................           765,250
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Office of Special Counsel: (1) investigates federal 
employee allegations of prohibited personnel practices 
(including reprisal for whistleblowing) and, when appropriate, 
prosecutes before the Merit Systems Protection Board; (2) 
provides a channel for whistleblowing by federal employees; and 
(3) enforces the Hatch Act. The Office may transmit 
whistleblower allegations to the agency head concerned and 
require an agency investigation and a report to the Congress 
and the President when appropriate.

                       COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,937,000 
for the Office of Special Counsel, an increase of $765,000 
above the fiscal year 2006 enacted level, and the same as the 
fiscal year 2007 budget request.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $24,750,000
Budget Request, fiscal year 2007......................        24,255,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,255,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -495,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Selective Service System was established by the 
Selective Service Act of 1948. The basic mission of the System 
is to be prepared to supply manpower to the Armed Forces 
adequate to ensure the security of the United States during a 
time of national emergency. Since 1973, the Armed Forces have 
relied on volunteers to fill military manpower requirements, 
but selective service registration was reinstituted in July, 
1980.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2007, the Committee recommends $24,255,000 
for the Selective Service System, $495,000 below the fiscal 
year 2006 funding level and the same as the budget request, to 
be spent as outlined in the budget justification document.

                U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................        $1,782,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................         2,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          +218,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for operating expenses 
of the Interagency Council on Homelessness, the same as the 
requested level and $218,000 above the enacted amount for 
fiscal year 2006. The Committee encourages the Council to 
continue to work closely with the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development to not only develop but also implement 
government-wide response to the national problem of 
homelessness.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND

    The Postal Service is funded almost entirely by Postal rate 
payers rather than tax payers. Funds provided to the Postal 
Service in the Payment to the Postal Service Fund include the 
costs of revenue forgone on free and reduced-rate mail for the 
blind and overseas voters; reconciliation adjustments for 
amounts appropriated for free and reduced rate mail and the 
actual amounts required; and partial reimbursement for losses 
which the Postal Service incurred as a result of insufficient 
appropriations in fiscal years 1991 through 1993 and the 
additional revenues it would have received between 1993 and 
1998 in the absence of certain rate phasing provisions of the 
Revenue Forgone Act of 1993. Congress does not provide funds 
for either general operations or capital investments.




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................      $115,917,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        79,915,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       108,915,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................        -7,002,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................       +29,000,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $108,915,000 
in fiscal year 2006 for Payment to the Postal Service Fund, an 
increase of $29,000,000 above the President's request. This 
amount includes $29,000,000 for revenue forgone on free and 
reduced-rate mail pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 2401(d) and $79,915,000 
is provided as an advance appropriation for fiscal year 2008.
    The Committee has concerns with the new process implemented 
this year by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In past 
years, the OMB would use the Postal Service's audit figures to 
base the advance appropriation request for free mailings for 
the blind and overseas voters. However, this year it appears 
that OMB simply took the average appropriation over a series of 
years to derive the President's request, apparently for the 
sole reason that the Postal Service's audit figures were higher 
than in previous years. This new system could produce funding 
amounts that may be either significantly lower or higher than 
actual sums that the Postal Service needs. Providing less than 
the Postal Service needs will only compound their financial 
burdens, something that the Committee has strongly urged the 
Postal Service to try and repair. In addition, the Committee 
would certainly not want to provide more funding than the 
Postal Service actually needs for these activities. The 
Committee is concerned that OMB's new use of averages in 
determining the amount for free mail is inaccurate and the 
Committee urges OMB to continue to use Postal Service audit 
figures in the future.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2006.......................       $47,518,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2007......................        47,110,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        47,110,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2006...................          -408,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2007..................             - - -


    The U.S. Tax Court adjudicates controversies involving 
deficiencies in income, estate, and gift taxes. The Court also 
has jurisdiction to determine deficiencies in certain excise 
taxes to issue declaratory judgments in the areas of 
qualifications of retirement plans, exemption of charitable 
organizations, and to decide certain cases involving disclosure 
of tax information by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue 
Service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $47,110,000 for the U.S. Tax 
Court, the same as the budget request and $408,000 below the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2006.

                TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 801. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring pay raises to be funded within appropriated levels in 
this Act or previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 802. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 803. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Section 804. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
consulting service expenditures of public record in procurement 
contracts.
    Section 805. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act to be transferred without express 
authority.
    Section 806. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities that would 
prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 807. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning employment rights of Federal employees who return to 
their civilian jobs after assignment with the Armed Forces.
    Section 808. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 809. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity convicted 
of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 810. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures by subjecting the 
establishment of new offices and reorganizations to the 
reprogramming process.
    Section 811. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 812. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds used by the Executive Office of the 
President not be used to request any official background 
investigation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
    Section 813. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring that cost accounting standards not apply to a 
contract under the Federal Health Benefits Program.
    Section 814. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding non-foreign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 815. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortions under the 
FEHBP.
    Section 816. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortions under the 
FEHBP unless the life of the mother is in danger or the 
pregnancy is a result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 817. The Committee continues the provision waiving 
restrictions on the purchase of non-domestic articles, 
materials, and supplies in the case of acquisition by the 
Federal Government of information technology.
    Section 818. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for a proposed rule relating to 
the determination that real estate brokerage is a financial 
activity.
    Section 819. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for eminent domain unless such a 
taking is employed for a public use but does not repeat the 
requirement for a study by the Government Accountability 
Office.

                      TITLE IX--GENERAL PROVISIONS


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

    Section 901. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing agencies to pay costs of travel to the United 
States for the immediate families of federal employees assigned 
to foreign duty in the event of a death or a life threatening 
illness of the employee.
    Section 902. The Committee continues the 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 903. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the 
Federal Government.
    Section 904. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds made available to agencies for travel, to also be used 
for quarter allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 905. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the government, with certain specified exceptions, 
from employing non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be 
in the continental U.S.
    Section 906. The Committee continues the provision ensuring 
that agencies will have authority to pay GSA bills for space 
renovation and other services.
    Section 907. The Committee continues the 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 908. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds may be used to pay rent and other service 
costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 909. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting payments to persons filling positions for which 
they have been nominated after the Senate has voted not to 
approve the nomination.
    Section 910. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting interagency financing of groups absent prior 
statutory approval.
    Section 911. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the Postal Service to employ guards and give them 
the same special police powers as certain other federal guards.
    Section 912. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 913. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the pay increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 914. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the amount of funds that can be used for redecoration of 
offices under certain circumstances.
    Section 915. The Committee continues the provision to allow 
for interagency funding of national security and emergency 
telecommunications initiatives.
    Section 916. The Committee continues the 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 917. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all workplaces are free from discrimination and sexual 
harassment.
    Section 918. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the payment of any employee who prohibits, 
threatens or prevents another employee from communicating with 
Congress.
    Section 919. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 920. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for implementation of 
agreements in nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions 
are included.
    Section 921. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting propaganda, publicity and lobbying by executive 
agency personnel in support or defeat of legislative 
initiatives.
    Section 922. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting any federal agency from disclosing an employee's 
home address to any labor organization, absent employee 
authorization or court order.
    Section 923. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds to be used to provide non-public information 
such as mailing or telephone lists to any person or 
organization outside the government without the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 924. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for propaganda and publicity 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Section 925. The Committee continues the provision 
directing agency employees to use official time in an honest 
effort to perform official duties.
    Section 926. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 927. The Committee continues the provision, with 
technical modifications, authorizing agencies to transfer funds 
(not to exceed $10,000,000) to the Government-wide Policy 
account of GSA to finance an appropriate share of various 
government-wide boards and councils.
    Section 928. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits breast feeding in a federal building or on federal 
property if the woman and child are authorized to be there.
    Section 929. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council and provides for a report on the budget and 
resources of the National Science and Technology Council. The 
report should include the entire budget of the National Science 
and Technology Council.
    Section 930. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring documents involving the distribution of federal funds 
to indicate the agency providing the funds and the amount 
provided.
    Section 931. The Committee repeals the provision extending 
authorization for agency franchise funds.
    Section 932. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to monitor personal information 
relating to the use of federal internet sites to collect, 
review, or create any aggregate list that includes personally 
identifiable information relating to access to or use of any 
federal internet site of such agency.
    Section 933. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring health plans participating in the FEHBP to provide 
contraceptive coverage and provides exemptions to certain 
religious plans.
    Section 934. The Committee continues the provision 
providing recognition of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as the 
official anti-doping agency.
    Section 935. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds for official travel to be used by departments and 
agencies, if consistent with OMB and Budget Circular A-126, to 
participate in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 936. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for implementation of OPM regulations 
limiting detailees to the Legislative Branch, and implementing 
limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship 
Program.
    Section 937. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of funds for federal law enforcement training 
facilities.
    Section 938. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning the use of funds for the ``e-Gov'' initiative that 
were not appropriated specifically for that purpose.
    Section 939. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding public-private competitions in reference to OMB 
Circular A-76.
    Section 940. The Committee continues a provision, with 
modifications, providing that the adjustment in rates of basic 
pay for employees under statutory pay systems taking effect in 
fiscal year 2007 shall be an increase of 2.7 percent.
    Section 941. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits executive branch agencies from creating prepackaged 
news stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United 
States unless the story includes a clear notification within 
the text or audio of that news story that the prepackaged news 
story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. 
This provision confirms the opinion of the Government 
Accountability Office dated February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 942. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds used in contravention of section 552a of 
title 5, United States Code or section 552.224 of title 48 of 
the Code of Federal Regulations.
    Section 943. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to evaluate the creditworthiness of an 
individual before issuing the individual a government travel 
charge card and limits agency actions accordingly.
    Section 944. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
these general provisions to title V.

              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT REQUIREMENTS

    The following items are included in accordance with various 
requirements of the Rules of the House of Representatives:

                        Constitutional Authority

    Clause 3(d)(1) of the rule XXIII of the Rules of the House 
of Representatives states:

          Each report of a committee on a bill or joint 
        resolution of a public character, shall include a 
        statement citing the specific powers granted to the 
        Congress in the Constitution to enact the law proposed 
        by the bill or joint resolution.

    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation from clause 7 of section 9 of Article I 
of the Constitution of the United States of America which 
states:

          No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
        consequence of Appropriations made by law . . .

    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table lists the 
appropriations in the accompanying bill that are not authorized 
by law:

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Appropriations in
                                         Last Year of      Authorization       Last Year of    Amount of Program
                                        Authorization          Level          Authorization       or New Fees
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Title I--Department of
           Transportation

Federal Railroad Administration:
    Safety and Operations...........               1998                n/a                n/a            150,083
    Railroad Safety.................               1998             90,739             57,050                n/a
    Grants to the National Passenger               2002            955,000            826,476            900,000
     Railroad Corporation...........
Maritime Administration:
    Operations and Training.........               2006            122,249            128,527            116,442
    Maritime Security Program.......               2006            156,000            154,440            154,400
    Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program                n/a                n/a                n/a                n/a
     (Title XI).....................
        Administrative Expenses.....               2006              1,426              4,085              3,317
    Ship Disposal Program...........               2006             21,000             20,790             25,740
    National Defense Tank Vessel                   2006                n/a                n/a                n/a
     Construction Program...........
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
 Safety Administration:
        Administrative Expenses.....                n/a                n/a                n/a             17,721
    Pipeline Safety.................               2006             82,500             72,280             75,735
Surface Transportation Board........               1998             12,000             13,850             25,618
Research and Innovative Technology
 Administration:
    Research and Development........                n/a                n/a                n/a              6,367
Title II--Department of the Treasury
Departmental Offices \1\,\2\,\3\....                n/a                n/a                n/a            223,786
Department-wide Systems and Capital                 n/a                n/a                n/a             34,032
 Investments........................
Office of the Inspector General.....                n/a                n/a                n/a             17,352
Inspector General for Tax                           n/a                n/a                n/a            136,469
 Administration.....................
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network               2005             35,500             10,416             84,066
Financial Management Service........                n/a                n/a                n/a            233,654
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade                   n/a                n/a                n/a             92,604
 Bureau.............................
Bureau of Public Debt...............                n/a                n/a                n/a            180,789
 Community Development and Financial               1998             60,000             80,000             40,000
          Institutions Fund
Internal Revenue Service:
    Taxpayer Services...............                n/a                n/a                n/a          2,059,151
    Enforcement \4\.................                n/a                n/a                n/a          4,757,126
    Operations Support..............                n/a                n/a                n/a          3,438,404
    Business Systems Modernization..                n/a                n/a                n/a            212,310
    Health Insurance Tax Credit                    2004             20,000             40,000             14,846
     Administration.................

TITLE III--Department of Housing and
          Urban Development

Rental Assistance:
    Section 8 contract renewals and                1994          8,446,173          5,458,106         20,851,790
     administrative expenses........
    Section 441 contracts...........               1994            109,410            150,000             48,150
    Section 8 preservation,                        1994            759,259            541,000            149,300
     protection, and family
     unification....................
    Contract Administrators.........                n/a                n/a                n/a            145,300
    Public Housing Capital Fund.....               2003          3,000,000          2,712,255          2,178,000
    Public Housing Operating Fund...               2003          2,900,000          3,576,600          3,564,000
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant.               2005                n/a          8,928,000              8,815
Native Hawaiian Housing Loan                       2005                n/a            992,000              1,010
 Guarantee Fund.....................
Housing Opportunities for Persons                  1994            156,300            156,000            300,100
 with AIDS..........................
Rural Housing and Economics                         n/a                n/a                n/a  .................
 Development........................
Community Development Fund:
    Community Development Block                    1994          4,168,000          4,380,000          3,872,580
     Grants.........................
    Economic Development Initiatives                n/a                n/a                n/a            250,000
    Neighborhood Initiatives........                n/a                n/a                n/a             20,000
HOME Investment Partnerships........               1994          2,173,612          1,275,000          1,891,890
Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership
 Opportunity:
    Capacity Building...............               1994             25,000             20,000             32,000
    Housing Assistance Council......                n/a                n/a                n/a              3,500
    Self-Help Housing Opportunity                  2000                n/a             20,000             21,920
     Program........................
    National Housing Development                    n/a                n/a                n/a              1,980
     Corporation....................
Homeless Assistance Grants..........               1994            465,774            599,000          1,535,990
Housing for the Elderly.............               2003                n/a            783,286            734,580
Housing for Persons with                           2003                n/a            250,515            236,610
 Disabilities.......................
FHA General and Special Risk Program
 Account:
    Limitation on guaranteed loans..               1995                n/a       (20,885,072)       (35,000,000)
    Limitation on direct loans......               1995                n/a          (220,000)       (50,000,000)
    Credit Subsidy..................               1995                n/a            188,395              8,600
    Administrative Expenses.........               1995                n/a            197,470            301,864
GNMA Mortgage-Backed Securities Loan
 Guarantee Program Account:
    Limitation on guaranteed loans..               1996      (110,000,000)      (110,000,000)      (100,000,000)
    Administrative Expenses.........               1996                n/a              9,101             10,700
Policy Development and Research.....               1994             36,470             35,000             55,787
Fair Housing Activities, Fair                      1994             26,000             20,481             18,800
 Housing Initiatives Program........
Lead Hazards Reduction Program......               1994            276,000            185,000            114,840
Salaries and Expenses...............               1994          1,029,496            916,963          1,141,118

    Title V--District of Columbia

Emergency Planning and Security                     n/a                n/a                n/a              8,533
 Costs..............................
District of Columbia Water and Sewer                n/a                n/a                n/a              7,000
 Authority..........................
Office of the Chief Financial                       n/a                n/a                n/a              5,000
 Officer............................
School Improvement..................                n/a                n/a                n/a             40,800

  Title VI--Executive Office of the
              President

    Compensation of the President                  1999                n/a                n/a                450
White House Office, Salaries and                   1978                n/a                n/a             51,952
 Expenses...........................
Executive Residence, Operating                     1978                n/a                n/a             12,041
 Expenses...........................
Executive Residence, White House                   1978                n/a                n/a              1,600
 Repair and Restoration.............
Council of Economic Advisors........               1978                n/a                n/a              4,002
Office of Policy Development........               1978                n/a                n/a              3,385
National Security Council...........               1978                n/a                n/a              8,405
Office of Administration............               1978                n/a                n/a             91,393
Office of Management and Budget.....               2003                n/a                n/a             76,185
Office of National Drug Control
 Policy (ONDCP):
    ONDCP, Salaries and Expenses....               2004                n/a                n/a             26,928
    ONDCP, Salaries and Expenses,                  2004                n/a                n/a                  1
     Model State Drug Laws..........
    ONDCP, Counterdrug Technology                  2004                n/a                n/a              9,600
     Assessment Center, Counterdrug
     R&D............................;
    ONDCP, Counterdrug Technology                  2004                n/a                n/a             10,000
     Assessment Center, Technology
     Transfer.......................
    ONDCP, High Intensity Drug                     2004                n/a                n/a            227,000
     Trafficking Areas..............
    ONDCP, Other Federal Drug                      2004                n/a                n/a                 13
     Control (except Drug-Free
     Communities)...................
    ONDCP, Other Federal Drug                      2004                n/a                n/a                100
     Control, Media Campaign........
Unanticipated Needs.................               1978                n/a                n/a              1,000
    Special Assistance to the                      1978                n/a                n/a              4,352
     President, Salaries and
     Expenses.......................

   Title VII--Independent Agencies

Election Assistance Commission......               2005             10,000             13,888             16,908
Federal Election Commission.........               1981              9,400             51,742             57,138
General Services Administration:
    Federal Building Fund...........                n/a                n/a                n/a                n/a
    Construction and Acquisition....                n/a                n/a                n/a                n/a
    Repairs and Alterations.........                n/a                n/a                n/a                n/a
National Transportation Safety Board               2006             87,539             75,933            81,594
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\1\ Appropriations for International Affairs activities were permanently authorized in 31 U.S.C. Sec.  325(b)
  (1982).
\2\ Appropriations for OFAC activities related to Cuba were permanently authorized in 22 U.S.C. Sec.  6009
  (1992).
\3\ Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Strategy were permanently authorized in 31 U.S.C. Sec.  5355 (2005).
\4\ The Earned Income Tax Credit compliance program was authorized in P.L. 105-33 (2002).

                           Transfer of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statement is submitted 
describing the transfers of funds provided in the accompanying 
bill.
    The Committee recommends the following transfers:

              Under Title I--Department of Transportation

    Under the Office of the Secretary, ``Salaries and 
expenses'', the Secretary of Transportation is allowed to 
transfer amounts among the individual offices of the Office of 
the Secretary, subject to certain conditions.
    Under the Office of the Secretary, ``Payments to air 
carriers,'' the Secretary of Transportation is allowed to 
transfer overflight fees collected to the Federal Aviation 
Administration to repay funds borrowed during the fiscal year 
to fund the essential air service program.
    Under Federal Aviation Administration, ``Operations'', the 
Administrator is allowed to transfer up to two percent of 
certain funds subject to conditions.
    Under Federal Transit Administration, ``Administrative 
expenses'', the Administrator is authorized to transfer funds 
between offices.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows transit funds appropriated before October 1, 2006, that 
remain available for expenditure to be transferred.
    Under Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program Account, 
``Operations'', the Committee authorizes funds to be 
transferred to operations and training.
    Section 189. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
the Secretary of Transportation to transfer unexpended sums 
from ``Office of the secretary, salaries and expenses'' to 
``Minority business outreach''.

               Under Title II--Department of the Treasury

    Under the Department of the Treasury, ``Departmental 
offices, salaries and expenses'', up to three percent, may be 
transferred between program activities of the Departmental 
Offices; and that of the $5,114,000 for the Treasury-wide 
Financial Statement Audit and Internal Control program, such 
amounts as necessary may be transferred to the Department's 
offices and bureaus.
    Under the Department of the Treasury, ``Department-wide 
systems and capital investments programs'', amounts necessary 
to satisfy the requirements of the Department's offices, 
bureaus, and other organizations may be transferred.
    Under the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ``Enforcement'', 
up to $10,000,000 may be transferred to ``Operations support'' 
for management of the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement 
program.
    Section 201 allows the transfer of five percent of any 
appropriation (or three percent of IRS, ``Enforcement'') made 
available to the IRS to any other IRS appropriation, subject to 
prior Congressional approval.
    Section 208 allows the transfer of 20 percent of the IRS 
Taxpayer Services, Enforcement, and Operations Support 
appropriations necessary to implement the new IRS account 
structure, subject to a 30 day notification period.
    Section 211 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between Departmental Offices, Office of the Inspector General, 
Financial Management Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Bureau of 
the Public Debt appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 212 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 215 authorizes the transfer of funds from the 
``Financial management service, salaries and expenses'', to the 
``Debt collection fund'' as necessary to cover the cost of debt 
collection.

      Under Title III--Department of Housing and Urban Development

    The Committee has included language under the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development transferring the following 
amounts to the salaries and expenses account for administrative 
expenses: ``FHA mutual mortgage insurance program account'' 
($347,490,000); ``FHA general and special risk insurance 
program account'' ($209,286,000); ``GNMA guarantees of 
mortgage-backed securities loan guarantee program account'' 
($10,700,000); ``Indian housing loan guarantee fund program 
account'' ($247,500); ``Native Hawaiian housing loan guarantee 
fund'' ($35,000); and ``Native American housing block grants 
account'' ($148,500).
    The Committee has included language under the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development transferring no less than the 
following amounts to the working capital fund under the 
salaries and expenses account for development and management of 
information technology systems: ``Tenant-based rental 
assistance'' ($5,900,000); ``Project-based rental assistance'' 
($3,960,000); ``Public housing capital fund'' ($14,850,000); 
``Housing opportunities for people with AIDS'' ($1,485,000); 
``HOME investment partnership program account'' ($3,465,000); 
``Homeless assistance grants account'' ($2,475,000); ``Housing 
for the elderly account'' ($1,980,000); ``Housing for persons 
with disabilities account'' ($990,000); ``FHA mutual mortgage 
insurance program account'' ($23,562,000); ``FHA general and 
special risk insurance program account'' ($10,692,000).
    The Committee has included language under the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development transferring $23,760,000 from the 
various funds of the Federal Housing Administration to the 
Office of Inspector General.
    The Committee has included language under the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development transferring $62,000,000 from the 
``Federal housing enterprise oversight fund'' to the ``Office 
of federal housing enterprise oversight account''.

                     Under Title IV--The Judiciary

    Under the Judiciary, ``Courts of appeals, district courts, 
and other judicial services'', funds may be transferred to the 
United States Marshals Service for courthouse security.
    Section 402. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Judiciary to transfer up to five percent of any 
appropriation with certain limitations.

                  Under Title V--District of Columbia

    The Committee has included language transferring fines 
collected under DC Official Code section 50-2201.05(b)(1) and 
(2) in the general funds to the Office of the Attorney General 
of the District of Columbia.
    The Committee has included language to allow the District 
of Columbia to transfer local funds in certain instances.

           Under Title VI--Executive Office of the President

    Language is included under Office of National Drug Control 
Policy, ``Counterdrug technology assessment center'', allowing 
for the transfer of funds to other Federal departments or 
agencies.
    Language is included under Federal Drug Control Programs, 
``High intensity drug trafficking areas program'', which allows 
for the transfer of funds to other Federal departments or 
agencies.
    Language is included under Federal Drug Control Programs, 
``Other Federal drug control program'', allowing the transfer 
of funds to other Federal departments or agencies.
    Language is included under Special Assistance to the 
President and the Official Residence of the Vice President, 
``Operating expenses'', allowing the transfer of funds to other 
Federal departments or agencies.
    Section 601. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Executive Office of the President to transfer up to 10 
percent of any appropriation, subject to a 15 day notification 
period.

                 Under Title VII--Independent Agencies

    Under Title VII Independent Agencies, a number of transfers 
are allowed: 1) the General Services Administration allowances 
and Office Staff for Former Presidents account may transfer 
such sums as necessary to the Department of the Treasury for 
certain pension benefits; 2) the General Services 
Administration Electronic Government Fund may transfer 
$3,000,000 to Federal departments in pursuit of programs goals; 
3) under the Election Assistance Commission, $4,950,000 is 
transferred to the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology; 4) under Merit Systems Protection Board, up to 
$2,579,000 is transferred from the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund; 5) under Morris K. Udall Scholarship and 
Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, a 
certain percentage of funds may be transferred to the Native 
Nations Institute for necessary expenses; 6) under the National 
Archives and Records Administration, $2,000,000 is transferred 
from the National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission to the operating expenses account; 7) under Office 
of Personnel Management, amounts from certain trust funds are 
transferred to the salaries and expenses account for 
administrative expenses; and 8) under Office of Personnel 
Management, Office of Inspector General, amounts from certain 
trust funds are transferred to the salaries and expenses 
account for administrative expenses.
    Section 703. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available for activities of the 
Federal Building Fund may be transferred with advance approval 
from the Committees on Appropriations.

          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

  In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

                      TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE



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SUBTITLE VII--AVIATION PROGRAMS

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PART A--AIR COMMERCE AND SAFETY

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SUBPART III--SAFETY

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CHAPTER 443--INSURANCE

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Sec. 44302. General authority

  (a) * * *

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  (f) Extension of Policies--
          (1) In general-The Secretary shall extend through 
        August 31, [2006,] 2007, and may extend through 
        December 31, [2006,] 2007, the termination date of any 
        insurance policy that the Department of Transportation 
        issued to an air carrier under subsection (a) and that 
        is in effect on the date of enactment of this 
        subsection on no less favorable terms to the air 
        carrier than existed on June 19, 2002; except that the 
        Secretary shall amend the insurance policy, subject to 
        such terms and conditions as the Secretary may 
        prescribe, to add coverage for losses or injuries to 
        aircraft hulls, passengers, and crew at the limits 
        carried by air carriers for such losses and injuries as 
        of such date of enactment and at an additional premium 
        comparable to the premium charged for third-party 
        casualty coverage under such policy.

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Sec. 44303. Coverage

  (a) * * *
  (b) Air Carrier Liability for Third Party Claims Arising Out 
of Acts of Terrorism.--For acts of terrorism committed on or to 
an air carrier during the period beginning on September 22, 
2001, and ending on December 31, [2006,] 2007, the Secretary 
may certify that the air carrier was a victim of an act of 
terrorism and in the Secretary's judgment, based on the 
Secretary's analysis and conclusions regarding the facts and 
circumstances of each case, shall not be responsible for losses 
suffered by third parties (as referred to in section 
205.5(b)(1) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations) that 
exceed $100,000,000, in the aggregate, for all claims by such 
parties arising out of such act. If the Secretary so certifies, 
the air carrier shall not be liable for an amount that exceeds 
$100,000,000, in the aggregate, for all claims by such parties 
arising out of such act, and the Government shall be 
responsible for any liability above such amount. No punitive 
damages may be awarded against an air carrier (or the 
Government taking responsibility for an air carrier under this 
subsection) under a cause of action arising out of such act. 
The Secretary may extend the provisions of this subsection to 
an aircraft manufacturer (as defined in section 44301) of the 
aircraft of the air carrier involved.

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DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE JUICIARY, AND RELATED 
                   AGENCICES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1998

                          (Public Law 105-119)

  Sec. 122. (a) * * *

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  (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 [8] 9 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.

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              SECTION 3333 OF TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 3333. Relief for payments made without negligence

  (a)(1) * * *

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  [(3) The amount of the relief shall be charged to the Check 
Forgery Insurance Fund (31 U.S.C. 3343). A recovery or 
repayment of a loss for which replacement is made out of the 
fund shall be credited to the fund and is available for the 
purposes for which the fund was established.]
  (3) The amount of the relief, and the amount of any relief 
granted to an official or agent of the Department of the 
Treasury under section 3527 of this title, shall be charged to 
the Check Forgery Insurance Fund under section 3343 of this 
title. A recovery or repayment of a loss for which replacement 
is made out of the fund shall be credited to the fund and is 
available for the purposes for which the fund was established.

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                          NATIONAL HOUSING ACT



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                      TITLE II--MORTGAGE INSURANCE

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                         insurance of mortgages

    Sec. 203. (a) * * *
    (b) To be eligible for insurance under this section a 
mortgage shall comply with the following:
          (1) * * *
          (2) Involve a principal obligation (including such 
        initial service charges, appraisal, inspection, and 
        other fees as the Secretary shall approve) in an 
        amount--
          [(A) not to exceed the lesser of--
                          [(i) in the case of a 1-family 
                        residence, 95 percent of the median 1-
                        family house price in the area, as 
                        determined by the Secretary; in the 
                        case of a 2-family residence, 107 
                        percent of such median price; in the 
                        case of a 3-family residence, 130 
                        percent of such median price; or in the 
                        case of a 4-family residence, 150 
                        percent of such median price; or]
                  (A) not to exceed the lesser of--
                          (i) the median house price in the 
                        area, as determined by the Secretary; 
                        or
                          (ii) [87 percent of] the dollar 
                        amount limitation determined under 
                        section 305(a)(2) of the Federal Home 
                        Loan Mortgage Corporation Act for a 
                        residence of the applicable size; 
                        except that the dollar amount 
                        limitation in effect for any area under 
                        this subparagraph may not be less than 
                        the greater of the dollar amount 
                        limitation in effect under this section 
                        for the area on the date of the 
                        enactment of the Departments of 
                        Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban 
                        Development, and Independent Agencies 
                        Appropriations Act [for Fiscal Year], 
                        1999 or [48] 65 percent of the dollar 
                        limitation determined under section 
                        305(a)(2) of the Federal Home Loan 
                        Mortgage Corporation Act for a 
                        residence of the applicable size; and
                  [(B) not to exceed an amount equal to the sum 
                of--
                          [(i) the amount of the mortgage 
                        insurance premium paid at the time the 
                        mortgage is insured; and
                          [(ii) in the case of--
                                  [(I) a mortgage for a 
                                property with an appraised 
                                value equal to or less than 
                                $50,000, 98.75 percent of the 
                                appraised value of the 
                                property;
                                  [(II) a mortgage for a 
                                property with an appraised 
                                value in excess of $50,000 but 
                                not in excess of $125,000, 
                                97.65 percent of the appraised 
                                value of the property;
                                  [(III) a mortgage for a 
                                property with an appraised 
                                value in excess of $125,000, 
                                97.15 percent of the appraised 
                                value of the property; or
                                  [(IV) notwithstanding 
                                subclauses (II) and (III), a 
                                mortgage for a property with an 
                                appraised value in excess of 
                                $50,000 that is located in an 
                                area of the State for which the 
                                average closing cost exceeds 
                                2.10 percent of the average, 
                                for the State, of the sale 
                                price of properties located in 
                                the State for which mortgages 
                                have been executed, 97.75 
                                percent of the appraised value 
                                of the property.]
                  (B) not to exceed the appraised value of the 
                property, plus any initial service charges, 
                appraisal, inspection and other fees in 
                connection with the mortgage as approved by the 
                Secretary.

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          [(9) Be executed by a mortgagor who shall have paid 
        on account of the property (except with respect to a 
        mortgage executed by a mortgagor who is a veteran) at 
        least 3 per centum, or such larger amount as the 
        Secretary may determine, of the Secretary's estimate of 
        the cost of acquisition (excluding the mortgage 
        insurance premium paid at the time the mortgage is 
        insured) in cash or its equivalent: Provided, That with 
        respect to a mortgage executed by a mortgagor who is 
        sixty years of age or older as of the date the mortgage 
        is endorsed for insurance or with respect to a mortgage 
        meeting the requirements of subsection (i) of this 
        section, or with respect to a mortgage covering a 
        single-family home being purchased under the low-income 
        housing demonstration project assisted pursuant to 
        section 207 of the Housing Act of 1961, or with respect 
        to a mortgage covering a housing unit in connection 
        with a homeownership program under the Homeownership 
        and Opportunity Through HOPE Act, the mortgagor's 
        payment required by this subsection may be paid by a 
        corporation or person other than the mortgagor under 
        such terms and conditions as the Secretary may 
        prescribe: Provided further, That for] (9) Be executed 
        by a mortgagor who shall have paid on account of the 
        property, in cash or its equivalent, an amount, if any, 
        as the Secretary may determine based on factors 
        determined by the Secretary and commensurate with the 
        likelihood of default. For purposes of this paragraph, 
        the Secretary shall consider as cash or its equivalent 
        any amounts borrowed from a family member (as such term 
        is defined in section 201), subject only to the 
        requirements that, in any case in which the repayment 
        of such borrowed amounts is secured by a lien against 
        the property, such lien shall be subordinate to the 
        mortgage and the sum of the principal obligation of the 
        mortgage and the obligation secured by such lien may 
        not exceed 100 percent of the appraised value of the 
        property plus any initial service charges, appraisal, 
        inspection, and other fees in connection with the 
        mortgage.
    (c)(1) * * *
    (2) [Notwithstanding] Except as provided in paragraph (3) 
and notwithstanding any other provision of this section, each 
mortgage secured by a 1- to 4-family dwelling that is an 
obligation of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund or of the 
General Insurance Fund pursuant to subsection (v) and each 
mortgage that is insured under subsection (k) or section 
234(c),, shall be subject to the following requirements:
          (A) * * *

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  (3) Flexible risk-based premiums.--
          (A) In general.--For any mortgage insured by the 
        Secretary under this title that is secured by a 1- to 
        4-family dwelling and for which the loan application is 
        received by the mortgagor on or after October 1, 2006, 
        the Secretary may establish a mortgage insurance 
        premium structure involving a single premium payment 
        collected prior to the insurance of the mortgage or 
        periodic payments, or both, without regard to any 
        maximum or minimum premium amounts set forth in this 
        subsection. The rate of premium for such a mortgage may 
        vary during the mortgage term as long as the basis for 
        determining the variable rate is established before the 
        execution of the mortgage. The Secretary may change a 
        premium structure established under this subparagraph 
        but only to the extent that such change is not applied 
        to any mortgage already executed.
          (B) Establishment and alteration of premium 
        structure.--A premium structure shall be established or 
        changed under subparagraph (A) only by providing notice 
        to mortgagees and to the Congress, at least 30 days 
        before the premium structure is established or changed.
          (C) Considerations for premium structure.--When 
        establishing a premium structure under subparagraph (A) 
        or when changing such a premium structure, the 
        Secretary shall consider the following:
                  (i) The effect of the proposed premium 
                structure on the Secretary's ability to meet 
                the operational goals of the Mutual Mortgage 
                Insurance Fund as provided in section 202(a).
                  (ii) Underwriting variables.
                  (iii) The extent to which new pricing under 
                the proposed premium structure has potential 
                for acceptance in the private market.
                  (iv) The administrative capability of the 
                Secretary to administer the proposed premium 
                structure.
                  (v) The effect of the proposed premium 
                structure on the Secretary's ability to 
                maintain the availability of mortgage credit 
                and provide stability to mortgage markets.

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  INSURANCE OF HOME EQUITY CONVERSION MORTGAGES FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS

    Sec. 255. (a) * * *

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  (g) Limitation on Insurance Authority.--[The aggregate number 
of mortgages insured under this section may not exceed 
250,000.] In no case may the benefits of insurance under this 
section exceed the maximum dollar amount [established under 
section 203(b)(2) for 1-family residences in the area in which 
the dwelling subject to the mortgage under this section is 
located] limitation established under section 305(a)(2) of the 
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation Act for a 1-family 
residence.

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  (i) Protection of Homeowner and Lender.--
          (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and 
        in order to further the purposes of the program 
        authorized in this section, the Secretary shall take 
        any action necessary--
                  (A) * * *

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                  (C) to provide any mortgagee under this 
                section with funds not to exceed the 
                [limitations] limitation in subsection (g) to 
                which the mortgagee is entitled under the terms 
                of the insured mortgage or ancillary contracts 
                authorized in this section.

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                   DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OFFICIAL CODE




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TITLE 2--GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION

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CHAPTER 16--PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE

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Sec. 2-1607. Appropriation; public grants and private contributions.

  (a) [There are authorized to be appropriated through the 
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District 
of Columbia (or, until such Agency assumes its duties pursuant 
to Sec. 24-133(a), through the Trustee appointed pursuant to 
Sec. 24-132) in each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary 
to carry out this chapter. Funds appropriated pursuant to this 
subsection shall be transmitted by the Agency (or, if 
applicable, by the Trustee) to the Service.] There are 
authorized to be appropriated to the Service in each fiscal 
year such funds as may be necessary to carry out this chapter. 
The Service may arrange by contract or otherwise for the 
disbursement of appropriated funds, procurement, and the 
provision of other administrative support functions by the 
General Services Administration or by other agencies or 
entities, not subject to the provisions of the District of 
Columbia Code or any law or regulation adopted by the District 
of Columbia Government concerning disbursement of funds, 
procurement, or other administrative support functions. The 
Service shall submit an annual appropriations request to the 
Office of Management and Budget.

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TITLE 24--PRISONERS AND THEIR TREATMENT

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CHAPTER 1--TRANSFER OF PRISON SYSTEM TO FEDERAL AUTHORITY

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SUBCHAPTER III--OFFENDER SUPERVISION AND PAROLE

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Sec. 24-133. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency.

  (a) * * *

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  [(f) Receipt and Transmittal of Appropriations for Public 
Defender Service.--The Director of the Agency shall receive and 
transmit to the District of Columbia Public Defender Service 
all funds appropriated for such agency.]

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             DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006


       DIVISION B--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the District of 
Columbia and related agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2006, and for other purposes, namely:

                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


Federal Funds

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                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT

  For a Federal payment for a school improvement program in the 
District of Columbia, $40,000,000, to be allocated as follows: 
for the District of Columbia Public Schools, $13,000,000 to 
improve public school education in the District of Columbia; 
for the State Education Office, [$13,000,000 to expand quality 
public charter schools in the District of Columbia, to remain 
available until September 30, 2007] $13,000,000 to expand 
quality public charter schools in the District of Columbia, of 
which $4,000,000 shall be for the direct loan fund and shall 
remain available until expended, $2,000,000 shall be for credit 
enhancement and shall remain available until expended, and the 
remainder shall remain available until September 30, 2007; for 
the Secretary of the Department of Education, $14,000,000 to 
provide opportunity scholarships for students in the District 
of Columbia in accordance with division C, title III of the 
District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-
199; 118 Stat. 126), of which up to $1,000,000 may be used to 
administer and fund assessments.

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                      TITLE 40, UNITED STATES CODE




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       CHAPTER 3--ORGANIZATION OF GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION


                          SUBCHAPTER I--GENERAL

Sec.
301.  Establishment.
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                          SUBCHAPTER III--FUNDS

[321.  General Supply Fund.
[322.  Information Technology Fund.]
321.  Acquisition Services Fund.

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                         SUBCHAPTER III--FUNDS


Sec. 321. [General Supply] Acquisition Services Fund

  (a) Existence.--The [General Supply] Acquisition Services 
Fund (the Fund) is a special fund in the Treasury. The Fund 
shall replace the General Supply Fund and the Information 
Technology Fund. Capital assets and balances remaining in the 
General Supply Fund and the Information Technology Fund as in 
existence immediately before February 1, 2007 shall be 
transferred to the Acquisition Services Fund and shall be 
merged with and be available for the purposes of the 
Acquisition Services Fund. Any liabilities, commitments, and 
obligations of the General Supply Fund and the Information 
Technology Fund as in existence immediately before February 1, 
2007 shall be assumed by the Acquisition Services Fund.
  (b) Composition.--
          (1) In general.--[The Fund is composed of amounts 
        appropriated to the Fund and the value, as determined 
        by the Administrator of General Services, of personal 
        property transferred from executive agencies to the 
        Administrator under section 501(d) of this title to the 
        extent that payment is not made or credit allowed for 
        the property.] The Fund is composed of amounts 
        authorized to be transferred to the Fund or otherwise 
        made available to the Fund.
          (2) Other credits.--
                  [(A) In general.--The Fund shall be credited 
                with all reimbursements, advances, and refunds 
                or recoveries relating to personal property or 
                services procured through the Fund, including--
                          [(i) the net proceeds of disposal of 
                        surplus personal property; and
                          [(ii) receipts from carriers and 
                        others for loss of, or damage to, 
                        personal property.
                  [(B) Reappropriation.--Amounts credited under 
                this paragraph are reappropriated for the 
                purposes of the Fund.] The Fund shall be 
                credited with all reimbursements, advances, and 
                refunds or recoveries relating to personal 
                property or services procured through the Fund, 
                including--
                  (A) the net proceeds of disposal of surplus 
                personal property;
                  (B) receipts from carriers and others for 
                loss of, or damage to, personal property; and
                  (C) receipts from agencies charged fees 
                pursuant to rates established by the 
                Administrator.
          (3) [Deposit of fees.--Fees collected by the 
        Administrator under section 313 of this title may be 
        deposited in the Fund to be used for the purposes of 
        the Fund.] Cost and capital requirements.--The 
        Administrator shall determine the cost and capital 
        requirements of the Fund for each fiscal year and shall 
        develop a plan concerning such requirements in 
        consultation with the Chief Financial Officer of the 
        General Services Administration. Any change to the cost 
        and capital requirements of the Fund for a fiscal year 
        shall be approved by the Administrator. The 
        Administrator shall establish rates to be charged 
        agencies provided, or to be provided, a supply of 
        personal property and non-personal services through the 
        Fund, in accordance with the plan.
          (4) Deposit of fees.--Fees collected by the 
        Administrator under section 313 of this title may be 
        deposited in the Fund, to be used for the purposes of 
        the Fund.
  (c) Uses.--
          (1) In general.--The Fund is available for use by or 
        under the direction and control of the Administrator 
        for--
                  (A) procuring, for the use of federal 
                agencies in the proper discharge of their 
                responsibilities--
                          (i) personal property (including the 
                        purchase from or through the Public 
                        Printer, for warehouse issue, of 
                        standard forms, blankbook work, 
                        standard specifications, and other 
                        printed material in common use by 
                        federal agencies and not available 
                        through the Superintendent of 
                        Documents); [and]
                          (ii) nonpersonal services; and
                          (iii) personal services related to 
                        the provision of information technology 
                        (as defined in section 11101(6) of this 
                        title);

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  (d) Payment for Property and Services.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Prices fixed by administrator.--The Administrator 
        shall fix prices at levels sufficient to recover--
                  (A) so far as practicable--
                          (i) * * *

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                          (iv) the cost of personal services 
                        employed directly in the repair, 
                        rehabilitation, and conversion of 
                        personal property; [and]
                          (v) the cost of personal services 
                        employed directly in providing 
                        information technology (as defined in 
                        section 11101(6) of this title); and
                          [(v)] (vi) the cost of amortization 
                        and repair of equipment used for lease 
                        or rent to executive agencies; and

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  [(f) Treatment of Surplus.--
          [(1) Surplus deposited in treasury.--As of September 
        30 of each year, any surplus in the Fund above the 
        amounts transferred or appropriated to establish and 
        maintain the Fund (all assets, liabilities, and prior 
        losses considered) shall be deposited in the Treasury 
        as miscellaneous receipts.
          [(2) Surplus retained.--From any surplus generated by 
        operation of the Fund, the Administrator may retain 
        amounts necessary to maintain a sufficient level of 
        inventory of personal property to meet the needs of the 
        federal agencies.]
  (f) Transfer of Uncommitted Balances.--Following the close of 
each fiscal year, after making provision for a sufficient level 
of inventory of personal property to meet the needs of Federal 
Agencies, the replacement cost of motor vehicles, and other 
anticipated operating needs reflected in the cost and capital 
plan developed under subsection (b), the uncommitted balance of 
any funds remaining in the Fund shall be transferred to the 
general fund of the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

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[Sec. 322. Information Technology Fund

  [(a) Existence.--There is an Information Technology Fund in 
the Treasury.
  [(b) Cost and Capital Requirements.--
          [(1) In general.--The Administrator of General 
        Services shall determine the cost and capital 
        requirements of the Fund for each fiscal year. The cost 
        and capital requirements may include amounts--
                  [(A) needed to purchase (if the Administrator 
                has determined that purchase is the least 
                costly alternative) information processing and 
                transmission equipment, software, systems, and 
                operating facilities necessary to provide 
                services;
                  [(B) resulting from operations of the Fund, 
                including the net proceeds from the disposal of 
                excess or surplus personal property and 
                receipts from carriers and others for loss or 
                damage to property; and
                  [(C) that are appropriated, authorized to be 
                transferred, or otherwise made available to the 
                Fund.
          [(2) Submitting plans to office of management and 
        budget.--The Administrator shall submit plans 
        concerning the cost and capital requirements determined 
        under this section, and other information as may be 
        requested, for review and approval by the Director of 
        the Office of Management and Budget. Plans submitted 
        under this section fulfill the requirements of sections 
        1512 and 1513 of title 31.
          [(3) Adjustments.--Any change to the cost and capital 
        requirements of the Fund for a fiscal year shall be 
        made in the same manner as the initial fiscal year 
        determination.
  [(c) Use.--
          [(1) In general.--The Fund is available for expenses, 
        including personal services and other costs, and for 
        procurement (by lease, purchase, transfer, or 
        otherwise) to efficiently provide information 
        technology resources to federal agencies and to 
        efficiently manage, coordinate, operate, and use those 
        resources.
          [(2) Specifically included items.--Information 
        technology resources provided under this section 
        include information processing and transmission 
        equipment, software, systems, operating facilities, 
        supplies, and related services including maintenance 
        and repair.
          [(3) Cancellation costs.--Any cancellation costs 
        incurred for a contract entered into under subsection 
        (e) shall be paid from money currently available in the 
        Fund.
          [(4) No fiscal year limitation.--The Fund is 
        available without fiscal year limitation.
  [(d) Charges to Agencies.--If the Director approves plans 
submitted by the Administrator under subsection (b), the 
Administrator shall establish rates, consistent with the 
approval, to be charged to agencies for information technology 
resources provided through the Fund.
  [(e) Contract Authority.--
          [(1) In general.--In operating the Fund, the 
        Administrator may enter into multiyear contracts, not 
        longer than 5 years, to provide information technology 
        hardware, software, or services if--
                  [(A) amounts are available and adequate to 
                pay the costs of the contract for the first 
                fiscal year and any costs of cancellation or 
                termination;
                  [(B) the contract is awarded on a fully 
                competitive basis; and
                  [(C) the Administrator determines that--
                          [(i) the need for the information 
                        technology hardware, software, or 
                        services being provided will continue 
                        over the period of the contract;
                          [(ii) the use of the multiyear 
                        contract will yield substantial cost 
                        savings when compared with other 
                        methods of providing the necessary 
                        resources; and
                          [(iii) the method of contracting will 
                        not exclude small business 
                        participation.
          [(2) Effect on other law.--This subsection does not 
        limit the authority of the Administrator to procure 
        equipment and services under sections 501-505 of this 
        title.
  [(f) Transfer of Uncommitted Balance.--After the close of 
each fiscal year, any uncommitted balance remaining in the 
Fund, after making provision for anticipated operating needs as 
determined by the Office of Management and Budget, shall be 
transferred to the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
  [(g) Annual Report.--The Administrator shall report annually 
to the Director on the operation of the Fund. The report must 
address the inventory, use, and acquisition of information 
processing equipment and identify any proposed increases to the 
capital of the Fund.]
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                     CHAPTER 5--PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

          * * * * * * *

             SUBCHAPTER IV--PROCEEDS FROM SALE OR TRANSFER

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 573. Personal property

  The Administrator of General Services may retain from the 
proceeds of sales of personal property the Administrator 
conducts amounts necessary to recover, to the extent 
practicable, costs the Administrator (or the Administrator's 
agent) incurs in conducting the sales. The Administrator shall 
deposit amounts retained into the [General Supply Fund] 
Acquisition Services Fund established under section 321(a) of 
this title. From the amounts deposited, the Administrator may 
pay direct costs and reasonably related indirect costs incurred 
in conducting sales of personal property. At least once each 
year, amounts retained that are not needed to pay the direct 
and indirect costs shall be transferred from the [General 
Supply Fund] Acquisition Services Fund to the general fund or 
another appropriate account in the Treasury.
          * * * * * * *

     SUBCHAPTER VI--MOTOR VEHICLE POOLS AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 604. Treatment of assets taken over to establish motor vehicle 
                    pools and transportation systems

  (a) * * *
  (b) Addition to [General Supply Fund] Acquisition Services 
Fund.--If the Administrator takes over motor vehicles or 
related equipment or supplies under section 602 of this title 
but reimbursement is not required under subsection (a), the 
value of the property taken over, as determined by the 
Administrator, may be added to the capital of the [General 
Supply Fund] Acquisition Services Fund. If the Administrator 
subsequently returns property of a similar kind under section 
610 of this title, the value of the property may be deducted 
from the Fund.

Sec. 605. Payment of costs

  (a) Use of [General Supply Fund] Acquisition Services Fund To 
Cover Costs.--The [General Supply Fund] Acquisition Services 
Fund provided for in section 321 of this title is available for 
use by or under the direction and control of the Administrator 
of General Services to pay the costs of carrying out section 
602 of this title, including the cost of purchasing or renting 
motor vehicles and related equipment and supplies.
  (b) Setting Prices To Recover Costs.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Increment for replacement cost.--In the 
        Administrator's discretion, prices may include an 
        increment for the estimated replacement cost of motor 
        vehicles and related equipment and supplies. 
        Notwithstanding section [321(f)(1)] 321(f) of this 
        title, the increment may be retained as a part of the 
        capital of the [General Supply Fund] Acquisition 
        Services Fund but is available only to replace motor 
        vehicles and related equipment and supplies.
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      SECTION 403 OF THE GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT REFORM ACT OF 1994

                          (Public Law 103-356)

SEC. 403. FRANCHISE FUND PILOT PROGRAMS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  [(f) Termination.--The provisions of this section shall 
expire on October 1, 2006.]
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          SECTION 203 OF THE JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990

SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
Except with respect to the district of Kansas, the western 
district of Michigan, the eastern district of Pennsylvania, and 
the northern district of Ohio, the first vacancy in the office 
of district judge in each of the judicial districts named in 
this subsection, occurring 10 years or more after the 
confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
judgeship created by this subsection, shall not be filled. The 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in the district 
of Kansas occurring 20 years or more after the confirmation 
date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created 
for such district under this subsection, shall not be filled. 
The first vacancy in the office of district judge in the 
western district of Michigan, occurring after December 1, 1995, 
shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in the eastern district of Pennsylvania, 
occurring 5 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created for such 
district under this subsection, shall not be filled. The first 
vacancy in the office of district judge in the northern 
district of Ohio occurring 15 years or more after the 
confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
judgeship created under this subsection shall not be filled. 
For districts named in this subsection for which multiple 
judgeships are created by this Act, the last of those 
judgeships filled shall be the judgeships created under this 
section.
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                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the following 
table is submitted describing the rescissions recommended in 
the accompanying bill:

                 Title I--Department of Transportation





Office of the Secretary, Compensation for Air               -$50,000,000
 Carriers.........................................
Federal Aviation Administration, Grants-in-aid for           -25,000,000
 Airports.........................................
Federal Highway Administration, Federal-Aid               -2,000,000,000
 Highways.........................................
Federal Highway Administration....................       -164,456,026.53
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Motor           -27,122,669
 Carrier Safety...................................
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration,                  -3,419,816
 National Motor Carrier Safety Program............
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,               -6,772,751
 Operations and Research..........................
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,                   -8,553
 National Driver Register.........................
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,               -5,646,863
 Highway Traffic Safety Grants....................
Federal Transit Administration, Formula and Bus              -28,660,920
 Grants...........................................
Federal Transit Administration, Capital Investment           -17,760,000
 Grant............................................
Maritime Administration, Maritime Guaranteed Loan             -2,000,000
 Program Account..................................
Maritime Administration, National Defense Tank               -74,400,000
 Vessel Construction Program......................


         Title III--Department of Housing and Urban Development





Public and Indian Housing, Housing Certificate Fund...    -2,000,000,000


                    Title VII--Independent Agencies





National Transportation Safety Board, Salaries and            -1,664,000
 Expenses.............................................


               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions proposed in the 
accompanying bill which may be considered, under certain 
circumstances, to change the application of existing law, 
either directly or indirectly. The bill provides that 
appropriations shall remain available for more than one year 
for a number of programs for which the basic authorizing 
legislation does not explicitly authorize such extended 
availability. The bill provides, in some instances, for funding 
of agencies and activities where legislation has not yet been 
finalized. In addition, the bill carries language, in some 
instances, permitting activities not authorized by law, or 
exempting agencies from certain provisions of law, but which 
has been carried in appropriations acts for many years.
    The bill includes limitations on official entertainment, 
reception and representation expenses for the Secretary of 
Transportation, the Secretary of the Treasury and the National 
Transportation Safety Board. Similar provisions have appeared 
in many previous appropriations Acts. The bill includes a 
number of limitations on the purchase of automobiles, 
motorcycles, or office furnishings. Similar limitations have 
appeared in many previous appropriations Acts. Language is 
included in several instances permitting certain funds to be 
credited to the appropriations recommended.
    In Title VII of the bill, in connection with the General 
Services Administration, certain limitations on availability of 
revenue in the federal buildings fund and certain legislative 
provisions have been carried forward from last year.
    The bill continues a number of general provisions applying 
to agencies covered by the bill as well as certain provisions 
applying government-wide. These provisions have been carried in 
the prior year appropriations bill, and some have been carried 
for many years. Additionally, the Committee includes a number 
of new general provisions.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Salaries and expenses'' specifying certain amounts for 
individual offices of the Office of the Secretary and official 
reception and representation expenses, and specifying transfer 
authority among offices.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Salaries and expenses'' which would allow crediting the 
account with up to $2,500,000 in user fees.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Transportation planning, research, and development'' which 
provides funds for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, development activities and 
making grants, and makes funds available until expended.
    Language is included that limits operating costs and 
capital outlays of the Working Capital Fund for the Department 
of Transportation; provides that services shall be provided on 
a competitive basis, except for non-DOT entities; restricts the 
transfer for any funds to the Working Capital Fund with 
approval; and limits special assessments or reimbursable 
agreements levied against any program, project or activity 
funded in this Act to only those assessments or reimbursable 
agreements that are presented to and approved by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Minority business resource center'' which limits the amount 
of loans that can be subsidized, and provides funds for 
administrative expenses.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Minority business outreach'' specifying that funds may be 
used for business opportunities related to any mode of 
transportation, and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Payments to air carriers'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund, allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to consider subsidy requirements when 
determining service to a community, provides funds to carry out 
3 marketing incentive programs, and allows the Secretary to 
repay any funds borrowed from the Federal Aviation 
Administration to fund the essential air service program.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Compensation for air carriers'' which rescinds funds.
    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
reimbursement for fees collected and credited under 49 U.S.C. 
45303.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
the Secretary of Transportation to transfer unexpended sums 
from ``Office of the Secretary, Salaries and Expenses'' to 
``Minority Business Outreach''.
    Section 103. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the Office of the Secretary of Transportation from 
approving assessments or reimbursable agreements pertaining to 
funds appropriated to the modal administrations in this Act, 
unless such assessments or agreements have completed the normal 
reprogramming process for Congressional notification.
    Section 104. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to implement an essential air 
service local cost participation program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides funds for 
operations and research activities related to commercial space 
transportation, administrative expenses for research and 
development, establishment of air navigation facilities, the 
operation (including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, 
subsidizing the cost of aeronautical charts and maps sold to 
the public, lease or purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
replacement; funds for certain aviation program activities; and 
specifies transfer authority among offices.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds to plan, 
finalize, or implement any regulation that would promulgate new 
aviation user fees not specifically authorized by law after the 
date of enactment of this Act.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that credits funds received from 
States, counties, municipalities, foreign authorities, other 
public authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred 
in the provision of agency services.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides $8,000,000 for the 
contract tower cost sharing program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' permitting the use of funds to 
enter into a grant agreement with a nonprofit standard setting 
organization to develop aviation safety standards.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits the use of funds 
for new applicants of the second career training program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits the use of funds 
for Sunday premium pay unless an employee actually performed 
work during the time corresponding to the premium pay.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds from being 
used to operate a manned auxiliary flight service station in 
the contiguous United States.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds for 
conducting and coordinating activities on aeronautical charting 
and cartography through the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits the use of funds 
to purchase store gift cards or gift certificates through a 
government-issued credit card.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that provides funds for 
acquisition, establishment technical support services, 
improvement by contract or purchase, and hire of air navigation 
and experimental facilities and equipment; engineering and 
service testing, construction and furnishing of quarters and 
related accommodations at remote localities; and the purchase, 
lease, or transfer of aircraft.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund and limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that allows certain funds received 
for expenses incurred in the establishment and modernization of 
air navigation facilities to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that requires the Secretary of 
Transportation to transmit a comprehensive capital investment 
plan for the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Research, engineering, and development'' that provides funds 
from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for research, 
engineering, and development, including construction of 
experimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by 
lease or grant; and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Research, engineering, and development'' that allows certain 
funds received for expenses incurred in research, engineering 
and development to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund for airport planning and 
development; noise compatibility planning and programs; 
procurement, installation, and commissioning of runway 
incursion prevention devices and systems; grants authorized 
under section 41743 of title 49, U.S.C.; and inspection 
activities and administration of airport safety programs; and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that limits funds available for 
the planning or execution of programs with obligations in 
excess of $3,700,000,000.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that prohibits funds for the 
replacement of baggage conveyor systems, reconfiguration of 
terminal baggage areas, or other airport improvements that are 
necessary to install bulk explosive detection systems.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that provides not more than 
$74,970,615 for administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that specifies $10,000,000 for 
the airport cooperative research program and $10,000,000 for 
the Small Community Air Service Development Program.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that rescinds contract authority 
above the obligation limitation.
    Section 110. The Committee retains a provision requiring 
FAA to accept landing systems, lighting systems, and associated 
equipment procured by airports, subject to certain criteria.
    Section 111. The Committee retains, with modification, a 
provision limiting the number of technical workyears at the 
Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development. The 
modification raises the limitation from 375 in fiscal year 2006 
to 380 in fiscal year 2007.
    Section 112. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from requiring airport sponsors to provide the agency 
``without cost'' building construction, maintenance, utilities 
and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned buildings, except in 
the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 113. The Committee retains a provision allowing 
reimbursement of funds for providing technical assistance to 
foreign aviation authorities to be credited to the operations 
account.
    Section 114. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules 
at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the current terms and conditions of FAA's aviation insurance 
program, commonly known as the ``war risk insurance'' program, 
for one additional year, from December 31, 2006 to December 31, 
2007. Although the underlying program is authorized until March 
2008, certain provisions including premium price caps were set 
to expire at the end of this calendar year. The Committee 
recommendation preserves the status quo under this program, a 
savings of $125,000,000 from the budget estimate. Savings 
accrue because the bill's provisions result in additional 
revenue from insurance premiums, which were assumed to be zero 
in the budget estimate for fiscal year 2007.
    Section 116. The Committee retains a provision that 
prohibits funds for engineering work related to an additional 
runway at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, 
Louisiana.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Limitation on administrative expenses'' that 
limit the amount to be paid together with advances and 
reimbursements received.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Federal-aid highways'' that limits the 
obligations for Federal-aid highways and highway safety 
construction programs; limits the amount available for the 
implementation or execution of programs for transportation 
research, which shall not apply to any authority previously 
made available for obligation; authorizes funds for the motor 
carrier safety grant program, the amount of which shall be 
transferred to the Federal motor Carrier Safety Administration; 
allows the Secretary to collect and spend fees, which are 
available until expended; and that such amounts are in addition 
to administrative expenses and are not subject to any 
obligation limitation or limitation on administrative expenses 
under section 608 of title 23, U.S.C.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Federal-aid highways'' that liquidates 
contract authority and rescinds unobligated balances with 
certain limitations.
    Section 120. The Committee includes a provision that 
distributes obligation authority among federal-aid highway 
programs.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision that 
credits funds received by the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122. The Committee includes a provision that 
provides additional funding to the transportation, community, 
and system preservation program.
    Section 123. The Committee includes a new provision that 
clarifies funding for a Monterey, California, highway bypass 
included in Public Law 102-143.
    Section 124. The Committee includes a new provision 
rescinding unobligated balances from previous appropriations 
acts.
    Section 125. The Committee includes a new provision 
rescinding unobligated balances made available under section 
188(a)(1) of title 23, U.S.C.
    Section 126. The Committee includes a new provision 
rescinding funds made available under section 104(a) of title 
23, U.S.C.
    Section 127. The Committee includes a new provision 
rescinding unobligated balances made available under title 5 of 
Public Law 109-59.
    Section 128. The Committee includes a new provision that 
clarifies funding for a Marlboro, New Jersey highway project 
included in section 378 of Public Law 106-346.
    Section 129. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits any of the funds provided in or limited by this Act 
from being used by the State of Alaska to develop, plan, 
design, or construct a bridge connecting the Island of Gravina 
and the community of Ketchikan or the Knik Arm Bridge. The 
provision also prohibits the FHWA from reimbursing the State of 
Alaska for these expenses.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor carrier safety grants'' that provides a 
limitation on obligations and liquidation of contract 
authorization, including specifying amounts available for the 
commercial driver's license improvements program, border 
enforcement grants program, the performance and registration 
information system management program, the commercial vehicle 
information systems and networks deployment program, the safety 
data improvement program, and the commercial driver's license 
information system modernization program.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety Operations and 
Programs'', including research and technology programs and 
commercial motor vehicle operator's grants; and prohibits funds 
for outreach and education.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety'' that rescinds 
unobligated balances from prior appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``National Motor Carrier Safety Program'' that 
rescinds unobligated balances from prior appropriations Acts.
    Section 130. The Committee continues a provision subjecting 
funds appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions of 
section 350 of Public Law 107-87, including a requirement that 
the secretary submit a report on Mexico-domiciled motor 
carriers.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Operations and research'' that limits the 
availability of funds and prohibits the planning or 
implementation of any rulemaking on labeling passenger car 
tires for low rolling resistance.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Operations and research'' that provides a 
limitation on obligations from the Highway Trust Fund, limits 
the availability of funds, and rescinds unobligated balances 
from prior year appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``National driver register'' that 
provides a limitation on obligations from the Highway Trust 
Fund and rescinds unobligated balances from prior year 
appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that 
provides a limitation on obligations from the Highway Trust 
Fund, limits the availability of funds, and specifies the 
amounts for certain programs.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' prohibiting 
the use of funds for construction, rehabilitation or remodeling 
costs or for office furniture for state, local, or private 
buildings.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that provides 
$750,000 for the High Visibility Enforcement Program.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' limiting the 
amount of funds available for technical assistance to states 
under section 410.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that rescinds 
unobligated balances from prior year appropriation Acts.
    Section 140. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides funding for travel and related expenses for state 
management reviews and highway safety core competency 
development training.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Safety and operations'' limiting the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad research and development'' limiting the availability 
of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad rehabilitation and improvement program'' authorizing 
the Secretary to issue fund anticipation notes necessary to pay 
obligations under sections 511 and 513 of the Railroad 
Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad rehabilitation and improvement program'' that 
prohibits new direct loans or loan guarantee commitments using 
federal funds for credit risk premium under section 502 of the 
Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Capital and debt service grants to the national railroad 
passenger corporation'' that provides funds for the maintenance 
and repair of capital infrastructure; limits the availability 
of funds; specifies funds for debt service obligations; directs 
the Secretary to approve funding for capital expenditures; 
prohibits the use of funds to subsidize operating losses; and 
prohibits the use of funds for capital projects not approved by 
the Secretary.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Efficiency incentive grants to the national railroad 
passenger corporation'' that limits the availability of funds; 
allows the Secretary to make to make grants for the purpose of 
maintaining the operation of existing of new Amtrak routes, 
which should not be interpreted as to encourage or discourage 
adjusting existing routes or frequencies; the Secretary is 
authorized to reserve and transfer funds to the Surface 
Transportation Board to respond to the cessation of commuter 
rail operations, and grant those funds to the Corporation if no 
directed service orders have been issued; the Secretary may 
make grants after receipt and approval of Amtrak's business 
plan, if in the interest of the transportation system; the 
Secretary shall approve funding for operating losses only after 
reviewing a grant request for each specific route, which shall 
be accompanied by specific information; the Corporation shall 
achieve savings through operating efficiencies; specifies an IG 
report on the saving accrued; that prohibits the use of funds 
to subsidize net losses of food and beverage service and 
sleeper car service in the event the IG cannot verify losses; 
Amtrak shall submit a plan to improve the financial performance 
of food and beverage and first class service, including 
specific information; Amtrak shall submit a report on overhead 
expenses, including the expenses associated with intercity 
passenger rail reservations and ticketing; Amtrak shall reduce 
its system over head expenses; specifies funds for the 
managerial cost accounting system if the IG deems necessary; 
the IG shall review and comment on the managerial cost 
accounting system after its development; Amtrak provide a plan 
to improve its management cost accounting system, including a 
plan to improve or replace the Route Profitability System; the 
Corporation shall submit a comprehensive business plan, which 
shall include specific information on targets, accounting for 
such targets, description of work to be funded with costs 
estimates, and a timetable for completion of projects; the 
Corporation shall provide monthly reports; prohibits funds to 
be used for operating expenses not approved by the Secretary; 
the Corporation shall post all plans on their website; 
prohibits the use of funds until the Corporation agrees to 
certain conditions; the Secretary may condition the award of 
efficiency incentive grants on reform requirements; and 
prohibits funds to support any route on which Amtrak offers a 
discounted fare of more than 50 percent off the normal, peak 
fare.
    Section 150. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows FRA to purchase promotional items for Operation 
Lifesaver.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Administrative Expenses'' specifying the amounts for certain 
offices and the transfer authority among offices.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Administrative Expenses'' prohibiting funds for a permanent 
office of transit security; specifying the amount to reimburse 
the IG for certain costs, and directing the submission of the 
annual report on new starts.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Formula and Bus Grants'' that provides a limitation on 
obligations from the Highway Trust Fund, liquidation of 
contract authorization for the operating expenses of the 
agency, limits the availability of funds, and rescinds 
unobligated balances.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Research and University Centers'' that limits the 
availability of funds and specifies the amounts for certain 
offices and programs.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Capital Investment Grants'' that limits the availability of 
funds, specifies certain amounts for specific projects, and 
rescinds unobligated balances.
    Section 160. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts previously made transit obligations from limitations on 
obligations.
    Section 161. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital 
Investment Grants'' and bus and bus facilities under ``Formula 
and Bus Grants'' in prior year appropriations Acts to be used 
in this fiscal year.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for the transfer of prior year appropriations from older 
accounts to be merged into new accounts with similar, current 
activities.
    Section 163. The Committee recommends a new provision as 
proposed in the budget request that allows FTA to provide 
grants for 100 percent of the net capital cost of a factory-
installed or retrofitted hybrid electric system in a bus.
    Section 164. The Committee modifies a provision that allows 
unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital Investment 
Grants'' and bus and facilities under ``Formula and Bus 
Grants'' to be used in this fiscal year for activities eligible 
in the year the funds were appropriated.
    Section 165. The Committee recommends a new provision which 
clarifies the calculations for determining the net costs of the 
San Gabriel Valley Metro Gold Line transit project.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation that authorizes expenditures, 
contracts, and commitments as may be necessary.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation ``Operations and Maintenance'' that 
provides funds derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Maritime Security Program'' that limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Operations and Training'' that provides dedicated funds for 
salaries and benefits of employees of the United States 
Merchant Marine Academy, capital improvements at the United 
States Merchant Marine Academy, and the State Maritime Schools 
Schoolship Maintenance and Repair; and limits the availability 
of some funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, ``Ship 
Disposal'' that limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program Account'' that 
provides for the transfer to Operations and Training and 
rescinds unobligated balances.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
''National Defense Tank Vessel Construction Program'' that 
rescinds unobligated balances.
    Section 170. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities and 
services and make repairs to any lease, contract, or occupancy 
involving government property under the control of MARAD and 
retal payments shall be covered into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.
    Section 171. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits obligations incurred during the current year from 
construction funds in excess of the appropriations contained in 
this Act or in any appropriations Act.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Administrative expenses'' which 
specifies the amount derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Hazardous materials safety'' which 
limits the availability of a certain amount and allows up to 
$1,200,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) to be 
deposited in the general fund of the Treasury as offsetting 
receipts.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Hazardous materials safety'' that 
credits certain funds received for expenses incurred for 
training and other activities incurred in performed of 
hazardous materials exemptions and approval functions.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Pipeline safety'' which specifies the 
amounts derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund and the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund, and limits their period of availabilitiy.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Pipeline safety'' that requires the 
agency to fund the one-call state grant program.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Emergency Preparedness Grants'' which 
specifies the amount derived from the Emergency Preparedness 
Fund, limits the availability of some funds, and prohibits 
funds from being obligated by anyone other than the Secretary 
or his designee.
    Language is included under Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration, ``Research and development'' that 
limits the availability of funds and credits to the 
appropriation funds received from States and other sources for 
expenses incurred for training.
    Language is included under Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and expenses'' that provides the Inspector General 
with all necessary authority to investigate allegations of 
fraud by any person or entity that is subject to regulation by 
the Department of Transportation. Language is also included 
under Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and expenses'' 
that authorizes the Office of Inspector General to investigate 
unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition 
by domestic and foreign air carriers and ticket agents.
    Language is included under Surface Transportation Board, 
``Salaries and expenses'' allowing the collection of $1,250,000 
in fees established by the Chairman of the Surface 
Transportation Board; and providing that the sum appropriated 
from the general fund shall be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar 
basis as such fees are received.
    Section 180. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department of Transportation to use funds for aircraft; 
motor vehicles; liability insurance; uniforms; or allowances, 
as authorized by law.
    Section 181. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
appropriations for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the 
rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act for salaries and expenses of more 
than 110 political and Presidential appointees in the 
Department of Transportation, and prohibits political and 
Presidential personnel assigned on temporary detail outside the 
Department of Transportation.
    Section 183. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the implementation of section 404 of 
title 23, United States Code.
    Section 184. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting recipients of funds made available in this Act from 
releasing personal information, including social security 
number, medical or disability information, and photographs from 
a driver's license or motor vehicle record, without express 
consent of the person to whom such information pertains; and 
prohibits the withholding of funds provided in this Act for any 
grantee if a state is in noncompliance with this provision.
    Section 185. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources to be used for expenses 
incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 186. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the Secretary of Transportation to allow issuers of 
any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase preferred stock 
sold to the Department of Transportation.
    Section 187. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in Title I of this Act from being issued for 
any grant unless the Secretary of Transportation notifies the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations not less than 
three full business days before any discretionary grant award, 
letter of intent, or full funding grant agreement totaling 
$1,000,000 or more is announced by the department or its modal 
administrations.
    Section 188. The Committee continues a provision for the 
Department of Transportation allowing funds received from 
rebates, refunds, and similar sources to be credited to 
appropriations.
    Section 189. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
amounts from improper payments to a third party contractor that 
are lawfully recovered by the Department of Transportation to 
be available to cover expenses incurred in recovery of such 
payments.

                  TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Language has been included for Departmental Offices, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for operation 
and maintenance of the Treasury Building and Annex; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and 
improvements of, and purchase of commercial insurance policies 
for real properties leased or owned overseas; official 
reception and representation expenses; unforeseen emergencies 
of a confidential nature; Treasury-wide financial audits and 
the period of availability and the transfer of these funds; 
information technology modernization requirements; and 
specifying certain amounts for individual offices of the 
Departmental Offices and specifying transfer authority among 
offices.
    Language has been included for the Department-wide Systems 
and Capital Investments Program that provides funds for the 
development and acquisition of automated data processing 
equipment, software, and services; provides transfer authority; 
limits the availability of funds; and restricts the use of 
funds to support or supplement IRS Operations Support or 
Business Systems Management.
    Language has been included for the Office of Inspector 
General, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds to 
carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, 
including the hire of vehicles, and specifies amounts for 
official travel expenses, official reception and representation 
expenses, and unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language has been included for the Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that 
provides funds to carry out the provisions of the Inspector 
General Act of 1978, the purchase and hire of motor vehicles 
and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and specifies amounts 
for travel expenses, official reception and representation 
expenses, and unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language has been included for the Air Transportation 
Stabilization Program Account to charge fees to a borrower 
associated with bankruptcy proceedings of the borrower.
    Language has been included for the Financial Crime 
Enforcement Network, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds for hire of vehicles; the travel and training of non-
federal and foreign government personnel attending meetings or 
training involving domestic or foreign financial law 
enforcement, intelligence, and regulation; a specific amount 
for official reception and representation expenses; the 
purchase of personal services contracts; and assistance to 
Federal law enforcement agencies with or without reimbursement. 
Language is also included that limits the availability of a 
certain amount.
    Language has been included for the Financial Management 
Service, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides a certain 
amount for official reception and representation expenses and 
limits the availability for systems modernization funds.
    Language has been included for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax 
and Trade Bureau, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds for the hire of passenger motor vehicles and laboratory 
assistance to state and local agencies with or without 
reimbursement. Language is also included with specifies the 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses and 
cooperative research and development.
    Language has been included for the U.S. Mint, ``United 
States Mint Public Enterprise Fund'' that identifies the source 
of funding for the operations and activities of the U.S. Mint 
and specifies the level of funding for circulating coinage and 
protective service capital investments.
    Language has been included for the Bureau of the Public 
Debt, ``Administering the Public Debt'' that specifies funds 
for official reception and representation expenses and systems 
modernization; and provides that appropriations from the 
General Fund will be reduced as fees are collected, and that a 
portion of the funds are to be derived from the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund for administration of the Fund.
    Language is included for the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program Account that provides for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 but at certain rates; 
specific amounts for administrative expenses, the cost of 
direct loans, and administrative expenses to carry our the 
direct loan program; the cost of direct loans; and the 
principal amount of the direct loans.
    Language is included under Internal Revenue Service, 
``Taxpayer Services'' that provides funds for pre-filing 
assistance and education, filing account services, taxpayer 
advocacy services, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and 
dedicating funding for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly 
Program and low-income taxpayer clinic grants.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Enforcement'' that provides funds to provide legal and 
litigation support, conduct criminal investigations, enforce 
criminal statutes, purchase and hire of vehicles, provide 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; dedicating funding for 
the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement program and 
associated transfer authority.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Operations Support'' that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
and dedicating funding for information technology support, 
research, the IRS Oversight Board, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language has been included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Business Systems Modernization'' that provides for the 
business systems modernization program, including capital asset 
acquisition of information technology, including management and 
related contractual costs of said acquisitions, including 
contractual costs associated with operation authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and that restricts the use of the funds.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Health Insurance Tax Credit Administration'' to implement the 
health insurance tax credit included in the Trade Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-210).
    Section 201. The Committee modifies a provision that allows 
for the transfer of five percent (three percent in the case of 
Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the IRS to 
any other IRS appropriation.
    Section 202. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program in taxpayer 
rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, and cross-cultural 
relations.
    Section 203. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute policies and procedures that will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information.
    Section 204. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased manpower 
to provide efficient and effective 800 number help line service 
for taxpayers.
    Section 205. The Committee modifies a provision that 
directs $166,249,000 to be available for the Taxpayer Advocate 
Service; $166,101,000 from Taxpayer Services and $148,000 from 
Operations Support.
    Section 206. The Committee includes a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to develop or provide free 
individual tax electronic preparation and filing products or 
services, other than the Free File program and the IRS's 
Taxpayer Assistance Centers, Tax Counseling for the Elderly, 
and volunteer income tax assistance programs. This provision 
also prohibits the use of funds to develop or implement direct 
interactive electronic individual income tax preparation or 
filing services or products, or a return-free system as 
described in section 2004 of the Internal Revenue Service 
Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998. The Committee understands 
this will not impact any current IRS taxpayer programs or 
services.
    Section 207. The Committee includes a provision that 
designates taxpayer service and tax law enforcement programs 
for fiscal year 2007 and thereafter as made up of Taxpayer 
Services, Enforcement, and Operations Support appropriations.
    Section 208. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
for the transfer of up to 20 percent between the Taxpayer 
Services, Enforcement, and Operations Support accounts to 
implement the restructuring of the IRS accounts, following a 30 
day notification of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 209. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting funds made available in this Act to be used to 
enter into, renew, extend, administer, implement, enforce, or 
provide oversight of any qualified tax collection contract.
    Section 210. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Department of the Treasury to purchase uniforms, 
insurance, and motor vehicles without regard to the general 
purchase price limitation, and enter into contracts with the 
State Department for health and medical services for Treasury 
employees in overseas locations.
    Section 211. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of the Inspector 
General'', ``Financial Management Service'', ``Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network'', and the ``Bureau of the Public Debt'' appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 212. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfer, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 213. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
funds for the purchase of law enforcement vehicles unless the 
purchase is consistent with vehicle management principles.
    Section 214. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 215. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides for transfers from and reimbursements to ``Financial 
Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'' for the purposes of 
debt collection.
    Section 216. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the pay demonstration program.
    Section 217. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires Congressional approval for the construction and 
operation of a museum by the Mint.
    Section 218. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used to merge the Mint 
and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the approval 
of the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 219. The Committee includes a new provision 
providing a technical correction to 31 U.S.C. 3333(a)(3), 
clarifying that the Check Forgery Insurance Fund is the 
appropriate funding source for disbursing errors for which 
relief has been granted under 31 U.S.C. 3527.

         TITLE III--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Tenant-based rental assistance'', which 
designates funds for various programs, activities, and 
purposes, and specifies the uses and availability of such 
funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Tenant-based rental assistance'', which 
specifies funds for certain programs and limits the use of 
certain funds; specifies the methodology for allocation of 
renewal funding; directs the Secretary to the extent possible 
to pro rate each public housing agency's (PHA) allocation; 
directs that those PHAs participating in Moving to Work, shall 
be funded according to that agreement; specifies the amount for 
additional rental subsidy due to unforeseen emergencies and 
portability; provides that additional tenant protection rental 
assistance costs be funded by prior year unobligated balances; 
provides for the transfer of funds to the Working Capital Fund; 
specifies the amounts available to the Secretary to allocate to 
PHA that need additional funds and for fees; provides the 
criteria to allocate a portion of Administrative Fees; and 
directs that all funds shall be only for activities related to 
the provision of tenant-based rental assistance authorized 
under section 8.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing certificate fund'', which rescinds prior 
year funds; allows the Secretary to rescind funds from other 
accounts if there are insufficient unobligated balances; 
directs the Secretary to report where the rescission is taken; 
and identifying which balances are available for rescission.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Public housing capital fund'', which limits the 
availability of funds; limits the delegation of certain waiver 
authorities and prohibits funds from being used for certain 
activities; specifies the total amount available for certain 
activities; prohibits funds from being used for certain 
purposes; and specifies the amount for grants, support 
services, service coordinators and congregate services, to 
support the costs of administrative and judicial receiverships, 
and to support the ongoing Public Housing Financial and 
Physical Assessment activities of the Real Estate Assessment 
Center.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Public housing operating fund'', which sets the 
basis for the allocation of funds; specifies the amount for 
bonus funds and technical assistance; and prohibits the use of 
funds under certain conditions.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native American Housing Block Grants'', which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the formula for 
allocation; specifies the amounts for technical assistance and 
capacity building, to support the inspection of Indian housing 
units, administrative expenses, to subsidize the total 
principal amount of any notes, and the cost of guaranteed 
notes, which are defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
budget Act of 1974.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant'', which 
limits the availability of funds and specifies the amount for 
training and technical activities.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program 
Account'', which limits the availability of funds; specifies 
how to define the costs of modifying loans; specifies the 
amount and availability of funds to subsidize total loan 
principal; and provides a dedicated amount for administrative 
expenses and allows for its transfer to ``Salaries and 
Expenses''.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Fund Program 
Account'', which limits the availability of funds; specifies 
how to define the costs of modifying loans; specifies the 
amount and availability of funds to subsidize total loan 
principal; and provides a dedicated amount for administrative 
expenses and allows for its transfer to ``Salaries and 
Expenses''.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS'', 
which limits availability of funds, sets forth certain 
requirements for the allocation and renewal of funds and 
contracts, and specifies funds available for training, 
oversight, and technical assistance activities, and the amount 
available for transfer to the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Community development fund'', which specifies 
the allocation of certain funds; limits the use and 
availability of certain funds; specifies the amount made 
available for grants to federally-recognized Indian tribes, 
emergencies, Economic Development Initiatives with certain 
restrictions, and neighborhood initiatives with certain 
restrictions; and makes technical changes to the uses of 
certain funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Home investment partnerships program'', which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the allocation of 
certain funds for certain purposes; and provides for the 
transfer of funds to the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity 
Program'', which limits the availability of funds and specifies 
the allocation of certain funds for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Homeless assistance grants'', which limits the 
availability of funds; establishes certain minimum funding and 
matching requirements; specifies the allocation of certain 
funds for certain purposes; directs the Secretary to renew 
contracts under certain conditions; requires grantees to 
integrate homeless programs with other social service 
providers; and provides for the transfer of funds to the 
Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Project-Based Rental Assistance'', which limits 
the availability of funds; specifies the amount for certain 
programs; specifies the allocation of certain funds for certain 
purposes; and provides for the transfer of funds to the Working 
Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing for the elderly'', which specifies the 
allocation of certain funds; designates certain funds to be 
used only for certain grants; allows the Secretary to waive 
certain provisions governing contract terms; and provides for 
the transfer of funds to the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing for persons with disabilities'', which 
specifies the allocation of certain funds; allows funds to be 
used to renew certain contracts; allows the Secretary to waive 
certain provisions governing contract terms; and provides for 
the transfer of funds to the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Rental Housing Assistance'', which limits the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Manufactured housing fees trust fund'', which 
limits the availability of funds and permits fees to be 
assessed, modified, and collected, and permits temporary 
borrowing authority from the General Fund of the Treasury.
    Language is included under the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, ``Mutual Mortgage Insurance Program 
Account'', which sets a loan principal limitation; limits the 
obligations to make direct loans; specifies funds for specific 
purposes; allows for the transfer of funds ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', ``Office of Inspector General'', and the Working 
Capital Fund; allows for additional contract expenses as 
guaranteed loan commitments exceed certain levels.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``General and Special Risk Program Account'', 
which limits the amount of commitments to guarantee loans; 
specifies funds for specific purposes; and allows for the 
transfer of funds ``Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of 
Inspector General'', and the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Government National Mortgage Association'', 
which limits new commitments to issue guarantees, specifies 
amounts for administrative expenses, and allows for the 
transfer of funds to ``Salaries and Expenses''.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Policy Development and Research'', which limits 
the availability of funds; specifies funds for the Partnership 
for Advancing Technology in Housing Initiative, of which a 
certain amount is not subject to certain requirements, and that 
related activities shall be administered by the Office of 
Policy Development and Research; and specifies the amount for 
grants.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Fair housing and equal opportunity'', which 
limits the availability of funds, authorizes the Secretary to 
assess and collect fees, and places restrictions on the use of 
funds for lobbying activities.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Lead Hazard Control'', which limits 
the availability of funds, specifies the amount of funds for 
specific purposes, specifies the treatment of certain grants, 
and specifies recipient matching and application requirements.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Management and Administration'', which specifies 
the allocation of funds; identifies the transfer to 
``Management and Administration''; sets forth certain 
authorities of, and requirements on, the office of the Chief 
Financial Officer; defines the point of obligation of funds; 
provides for funds to be transferred to the Working Capital 
Fund; and directs the Secretary to fill certain vacancies.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Working Capital Fund'', which limits the purpose 
and availability of funds, including funds transferred.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Inspector General'', which specifies a 
certain amount provided from the various funds of the Federal 
Housing Administration, and directs that the IG shall have 
independent authority over all personnel issues within the 
office.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Federal Housing Enterprise 
Oversight'', which limits the availability of certain funds, 
directs the submission of a spending plan, specifies the 
amounts for certain activities, and permits temporary borrowing 
authority from the General Fund of the Treasury.
    Section 301 relates to the division of financing adjustment 
factors, as requested.
    Section 302 prohibits available funds from being used to 
investigate or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair 
Housing Act, which was proposed for deletion.
    Section 303 continues language to correct an anomaly in the 
HOPWA formula that results in the loss of funds for certain 
States.
    Section 304 authorizes the Secretary to waive certain 
requirements related to an assisted living pilot project, as 
requested.
    Section 305 continues language requiring funds appropriated 
to be distributed on a competitive basis in accordance with the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 306 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the availability of funds subject to the Government 
Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act of 1950.
    Section 307 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding allocation of funds in excess of the budget 
estimates.
    Section 308 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the expenditure of funds for corporations and 
agencies subject to the Government Corporation Control Act.
    Section 309 continues language, carried in previous years, 
requiring submission of a spending plan for technical 
assistance, training and management improvement activities 
prior to the expenditure of funds.
    Section 310 continues language requiring the Secretary to 
provide quarterly reports on uncommitted, unobligated and 
excess funds in each departmental program and activity.
    Section 311 extends a technical amendment included in the 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations Act relating to the allocation 
of HOPWA funds in the Philadelphia and Raleigh-Cary 
metropolitan areas. A proviso is added to allow a state to 
administer the HOPWA program in the event that a local 
government is unable to undertake the HOPWA grants management 
functions.
    Section 312 continues language setting certain requirements 
for the Department's annual congressional justification of 
appropriations.
    Section 313 continues language carried in previous year 
elsewhere in this title requiring public housing authorities to 
continue to reserve incremental vouchers funded in previous 
years for persons with disabilities upon turnover.
    Section 314 relates to state authority regarding 
participation on housing boards.
    Section 315 continues language in precious acts specifying 
the allocation of Indian Block grants to Native Alaskan 
recipients.
    Section 316 prohibits the IG from changing the basis on 
which the audit of GNMA is conducted.
    Section 317 continues language carried in previous years 
elsewhere in this title requiring public housing authorities to 
continue to reserve incremental vouchers funded in previous 
years for family unification upon turnover.
    Section 318 continues language clarifying that the projects 
selected by HUD for Section 202b assistance prior to December 
1, 2003 are also eligible to use the limited partnership 
ownership structure. No more than three commercial properties 
are authorized to receive grants under Section 202b of the 
Housing Act of 1959.
    Section 319 continues language requiring that athletic 
scholarships for housing shall be considered part of adjusted 
income for purposes of eligibility for Section 8.
    Section 320 continues language requiring priority 
consideration for Moving to Work Demonstration applications 
from Santa Clara/San Jose and San Bernardino.
    Section 321 clarifies the ability of HUD to have no more 
than 32 active moving to Work Demonstration Agreements at any 
time.
    Section 322 requires the cancellation of contract authority 
from fiscal years 1974 and earlier upon contract expiration or 
termination.
    Section 323 continues language requiring the Secretary to 
maintain Section 8 assistance on certain properties occupied by 
elderly or disabled families.
    Section 324 clarifies that the Government National Mortgage 
Association is not subject to the accounting and budgetary 
requirements of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990.
    Section 325 begins the process of modernizing the Federal 
Housing Administration. These changes will begin the transition 
of FHA from a rigid, one-size-fits-all operating stance to a 
more flexible array of loan offerings designed to meet the 
individual needs of families not served or ill-served by the 
private marketplace.
    Section 326 makes a technical correction with regard to 
CDBG formula funding to the cities of Alton, Illinois, and 
Granite City, Illinois.

                        TITLE IV--THE JUDICIARY

    Under Supreme Court, ``Salaries and expenses'' language is 
included permitting certain funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying certain amounts for specific purposes.
    Under Supreme Court, ``Care of the Building and Grounds'' 
language is included permitting funds to remain available until 
expended
    Under Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other 
Judicial Services, ``Salaries and Expenses'' language is 
included specifying certain funds remain available until 
expended for specific purposes. Language is also included 
providing funding from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund for certain purposes.
    Under Defender Services, language is included permitting 
funds to remain available until expended.
    Under Fees of Jurors and Commissioners, language is 
included permitting funds to remain available until expended 
and specifying limitations for the compensation of land 
commissioners.
    Under Court Security, language is included permitting 
certain funds to remain available until expended, which may be 
transferred to the United States Marshals Service.
    Under Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 
``Salaries and expenses'' language is included specifying 
certain amounts for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Under Federal Judicial Center, ``Salaries and expenses'' 
language is included permitting certain funds to remain 
available until expended for education and training, and 
specifying certain amounts for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Under Judicial Retirement Funds, ``Payment to Judiciary 
Trust Funds'' language is included specifying certain amounts 
for payments to specific trust funds.
    Under United States Sentencing Commission, ``Salaries and 
expenses'' language is included specifying certain amounts for 
official reception and representation expenses.
    Section 401. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds in the bill for salaries and expenses for the Judiciary 
to be available for employment of experts and consultant 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 402. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available for fiscal 
year 2007 to be transferred between Judiciary appropriations 
accounts provided that no appropriation shall be decreased by 
more than 5 percent or increased by more than 10 percent by any 
such transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provided that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under sections 805 and 810 of the 
accompanying bill and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in that section.
    Section 403. The Committee continues language authorizing 
not to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Section 404. The Committee continues language requiring a 
financial plan for the Judiciary within 90 days of enactment of 
this Act.
    Section 405. The Committee includes language amending the 
Judicial Improvement Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650).

                     TITLE V--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Language under ``Federal Payment for Resident Tuition 
Support'' provides that the amount appropriated shall remain 
available until expended; specifies conditions for the use, 
award, and financial accounting of funds; requires a quarterly 
financial report; and specifies the amount available for 
administrative expenses.
    Language under ``Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and 
Security Costs in the District of Columbia'' provides that the 
amount appropriated shall remain available until expended, is 
available for reimbursement for certain events, and is 
available only after it has been apportioned pursuant to 
chapter 15 of title 31, U.S.C.
    Language under ``Federal Payment to the District of 
Columbia Courts'': (1) provides that all amounts under this 
heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies, with payroll and financial services to be 
provided on a contractual basis with the General Services 
Administration; (2) specifies certain amounts for specific 
purposes; (3) allows funds made available for capital 
improvements to remain available until September 30, 2008; and 
(4) provides for the reallocation of funds.
    Language under ``Defender Services in the District of 
Columbia Courts'': (1) provides that the amount appropriated 
shall remain available until expended; (2) authorizes funds 
provided in other appropriations to be used for payments under 
this heading; (3) specifies who shall administer these funds; 
and (4) provides that all amounts under this heading shall be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
agencies, with payroll and financial services to be provided on 
a contractual basis with the General Services Administration.
    Language under ``Federal Payment to the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia'': (1) 
specifies certain amounts for specific purposes and programs; 
(2) provides that all amounts under this heading shall be 
apportioned quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget 
and obligated and expended in the same manner as funds 
appropriated for salaries and expenses of other Federal 
agencies; (3) authorizes the Director to accept and use gifts 
to support offender and defendant programs and equipment and 
vocational training services to educate and train offenders and 
defendants, and details for recording the acceptance of such 
gifts; and (4) authorizes the Director to charge fees to cover 
the costs of training and materials distributed at conferences.
    Language under ``Federal Payment to District of Columbia 
Public Defender Service'' provides that all amounts under this 
heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies.
    Language under ``Federal Payment to the District of 
Columbia Water and Sewer Authority'' provides that the amount 
appropriated shall remain available until expended and that the 
District shall provide a 100 percent match.
    Language under ``Federal Payment to the Criminal Justice 
Coordinating Council'' provides that the amount appropriated 
shall remain available until expended to support initiatives 
related to the coordination of Federal and local criminal 
justice resources.
    Language under ``Federal Payment to the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer of the District of Columbia'' provides funds 
for projects as identified in the Statement of the Managers, 
and that recipients shall submit a budget and reports on the 
activities to be carried out with the identified funds.
    Language under ``Federal Payment for School Improvement'' 
provides certain amounts for specific purposes, including funds 
to expand quality public charter schools in the District of 
Columbia, which shall remain available until September 20, 
2008.
    Language under ``District of Columbia Funds'' (1) limits 
the amount provided in this Act for the District of Columbia; 
(2) identifies the source of funds, including a rescission of 
prior year local funds; (3) establishes the District's 
intradistrict authority; (4) sets funds subject to the 
provisions of and allocated and expended as proposed in the 
fiscal year 2007 District of Columbia Budget and Financial 
Plan; (5) provides conditions for increasing the amount 
provided; and (6) directs the Chief Financial Officer to assure 
the District of Columbia meets all requirements, but prohibits 
the reprogramming of capital projects.
    Section 501. The Committee continues the provision that 
specifies that an appropriation for a particular purpose or 
object shall be considered as the maximum amount that may be 
expended for said purpose or object.
    Section 502. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits funds for travel and payment of dues.
    Section 503. The Committee continues the provision that 
appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes 
collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the 
District of Columbia government.
    Section 504. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of appropriation for publicity or propaganda 
purposes.
    Section 505. The Committee modifies the provision that 
establishes reprogramming and transfer requirements with 
respect to notification requirements.
    Section 506. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits use of funds only to the objects for which the 
appropriations were made.
    Section 507. The Committee continues the provision that 
clarifies the pay setting authority for District employees as 
the District's Merit Personnel Act rather than title 5 of the 
United States Code.
    Section 508. The Committee continues the provision that 
directs the Mayor of the District of Columbia to submit new 
fiscal year 2007 revenue estimates as of the end of such 
quarter.
    Section 509. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the District government from renewing or extending 
sole source contracts without opening them to the competitive 
bidding process as set forth in section 303 of the District of 
Columbia Procurement Practices Act of 1985.
    Section 510. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of Federal funds for salaries, expenses, or 
other costs associated with the offices of U.S. Senator or 
Representatives under section 4(d0 of the D.C. Statehood 
Constitutional Convention Initiatives of 1979.
    Section 511. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits Federal funds made available in this Act from being 
used to implement or enforce any system of registration for 
unmarried cohabitating couples.
    Section 512. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the mayor to accept, obligate, and expend Federal, 
private, and other grants received by the District government 
that are not reflected in the amounts appropriated in this Act.
    Section 513. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of official vehicles to official duties and 
not between a residence and workplace, except in the case of a 
police officer who resides in the District of Columbia at the 
discretion of the Chief, an officer or employee of the D.C. 
Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department who resides in 
the District of Columbia and is on call 24 hours a day, the 
mayor of the District of Columbia, and the Chairman of the 
Council of the District of Columbia.
    Section 514. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of funds for the audit of the District 
government's annual financial statements unless the DC 
Inspector General either conducts, or contracts for, the audit.
    Section 515. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of appropriated funds by the Corporation 
Counsel or any other officer or entity of the District 
government to provide assistance for any petition drive or 
civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for 
voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 516. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of any funds in the Act to carry out any 
program of distributing sterile needles or syringes for the 
hypodermic injection of any illegal drug.
    Section 517. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires the Chief Financial Officers of the District of 
Columbia to certify that they understand the duties and 
restrictions applicable to their agency as a result of this 
Act.
    Section 518. The Committee continues the provision that 
includes a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains 
to contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 519. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires the Mayor of the District of Columbia to submit 
quarterly reports on various issues pertaining to the District 
of Columbia.
    Section 520. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires the CFO to submit a revised appropriated funds 
operating budget in the format of the budget that the District 
government submitted pursuant to section 442 of the DC Home 
Rule Act for all agencies no later than 30 calendar days after 
the date of enactment of this Act.
    Section 521. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of any funds in the Act to: (1) pay the fees 
of an attorney who represents a party in an action or any 
attorney who defends any action, including an administrative 
proceeding, brought against D.C. Public Schools under the 
Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) in excess of $4,000 
for that action; (2) pay the fees of an attorney or firm whom 
the CFO determines to have a pecuniary interest, either through 
an attorney, officer or employee of the firm, in any special 
education diagnostic services, schools, or other special 
education service providers; and (3) require all savings to be 
used to expand special education services within the District.
    Section 522. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires attorneys in special education cases brought under 
IDEA to comply with several reporting requirements and allow 
the Inspector General to conduct investigations to determine 
the accuracy of the certifications.
    Section 523. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for appropriations in this Act to be increased by no 
more than $42,000,000 from unexpended general funds, and may be 
used only for one-time expenditures, to avoid deficit spending, 
for debt reductions, for program needs, or to avoid revenue 
shortfalls.
    Section 524. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the District to spend ``Other-Type Funds'' under certain 
conditions.
    Section 525. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for short-term borrowing from the emergency and 
contingency reserve funds established under section 450A of the 
District of Columbia Home Rule Act (Public Law 98-198; D.C. 
Official Code, sec. 1-204.50a) under certain circumstances.
    Section 526. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds to change the legality of marijuana use.
    Section 527. The Committee continues the provision relating 
to abortion.
    Section 528. The Committee continues the provision granting 
authority to the CFO with respect to personnel and preparing 
financial statement audits. The Committee directs the CFO to 
report to the Committees on Appropriations 30 days after 
utilizing this authority.
    Section 529. The Committee continues the provision 
exempting the CFO from certain provisions of the District of 
Columbia Procurement Practices Act.
    Section 530. The Committee recommends a new provision which 
allows the Public Defender Services of the District of Columbia 
to operate outside of the Court Supervised Offender Services 
Agency for budgeting.
    Section 531. The Committee includes a new provision that 
makes technical corrections to Public Law 109-115 regarding 
``Federal Payment for School Improvement''.
    Section 532. The Committee continues the provision which 
limits references to ``the Act'' as referring to only this 
title.

              TITLE VI--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    Language under the Executive Office of the President and 
Funds Appropriated to the President, ``Compensation of the 
President'', provides that unused amounts of the President's 
expense allowance will revert to the Treasury; mandates funds 
are only available for their stated purpose; and specifies an 
amount for an expense allowance.
    Language under the White House Office, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109, subsistence expenses, hire of vehicles, newspapers, 
periodicals, teletype news service, travel, and official 
entertainment expenses. Language is also included specifying 
funds available for the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight 
Board.
    Language under the Exe