H. Rept. 109-734 - 109th Congress (2005-2006)
December 21, 2006, As Reported by the Appropriations Committee

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House Report 109-734 - COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES




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                                                 Union Calendar No. 436
109th Congress
 2d Session             HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                 Report
                                                                109-734
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                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              R E P O R T

                                   of

                          COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

                       ONE HUNDRED NINTH CONGRESS

                            January 4, 2005

                                through

                            December 8, 2006

                   Pursuant to Clause 1(d) of Rule XI

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 December 21, 2006.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed
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                                  COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

                                    House of Representatives

                                        (109th Congress)

                    JERRY LEWIS, California, Chairman

 C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida
 RALPH REGULA, Ohio
 HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
 FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
 TOM DeLAY, Texas \1\
 JIM KOLBE, Arizona
 JAMES T. WALSH, New York
 CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina
 DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio
 ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
 HENRY BONILLA, Texas
 JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
 JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
 RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey
 ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
 TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
 ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
 TOM LATHAM, Iowa
 ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
 ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
 JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri
 KAY GRANGER, Texas
 JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
 VIRGIL H. GOODE, Jr., Virginia
 JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
 RAY LaHOOD, Illinois
 JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
 DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
 DAVE WELDON, Florida
 MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
 JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas
 MARK STEVEN KIRK, Illinois
 ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
 DENNIS R. REHBERG, Montana
 JOHN CARTER, Texas
 RODNEY ALEXANDER, Louisiana        DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
                                    JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
                                    NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
                                    MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota
                                    STENY H. HOYER, Maryland
                                    ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia
                                    MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio
                                    PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana
                                    NITA M. LOWEY, New York
                                    JOSE E. SERRANO, New York
                                    ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut
                                    JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia
                                    JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts
                                    ED PASTOR, Arizona
                                    DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina
                                    CHET EDWARDS, Texas
                                    ROBERT E. ``BUD'' CRAMER, Jr., 
                                    Alabama
                                    PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island
                                    JAMES E. CLYBURN, South Carolina
                                    MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York
                                    LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California
                                    SAM FARR, California
                                    JESSE L. JACKSON, Jr., Illinois
                                    CAROLYN C. KILPATRICK, Michigan
                                    ALLEN BOYD, Florida
                                    CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania
                                    STEVEN R. ROTHMAN, New Jersey
                                    SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia
                                    MARION BERRY, Arkansas

               Frank M. Cushing, Clerk and Staff Director

                                  (ii)

\1\ Resigned from Committee June 8, 2006.

  
  
  
  

                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                                  December 21, 2006
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
The Speaker,
U.S. House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker:  I am pleased to transmit herewith a 
report on the activities of the Committee on Appropriations 
during the 109th Congress, pursuant to Clause 1(d) of Rule XI 
of the Rules of the House of Representatives.
    With best regards,
            Sincerely,
                                               Jerry Lewis,
                                                          Chairman.

                                 (iii)
  
                                                 Union Calendar No. 436
109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     109-734

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  REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS DURING THE 
                             109TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

 December 21, 2006.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on 
            the State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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    Mr. Lewis, of California, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

    The Committee on Appropriations is the principal arm 
through which the House of Representatives exercises its 
constitutional responsibility to provide funds for the 
operations of the various activities of the Federal Government. 
Clause 1(b) of Rule X of the House provides that the Committee 
shall have jurisdiction over the ``Appropriation of the revenue 
for the support of the Government.'' This responsibility has 
basically been vested in the Committee since 1865.
    The Committee has been established by the House with a 
membership of 66 during the 109th Congress. With relatively few 
exceptions, the responsibilities of the Committee are carried 
out through its 10 Subcommittees which in turn report to the 
full Committee. The Subcommittees are organized essentially on 
a functional basis with recognition of the existing structure 
of the Departments and agencies within the Executive Branch. 
(The jurisdictional assignments of Subcommittees during the 
109th Congress are displayed in Appendix C.)

                                  (1)

      

                   SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS ACTIONS

    The Committee on Appropriations focused significant 
attention during the 109th Congress to the war on terrorism, 
including funding operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and 
critical homeland security programs. Congress passed the $82.1 
billion ``Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for 
Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005'' 
in May 2005, and it passed the $94.5 billion ``Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on 
Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006'' in June 2006. The 
Committee and Congress also responded quickly to the 
devastation of Hurricane Katrina and other major storms during 
the 2005 hurricane season by approving over $62 billion in 
immediate aid.
    The Committee also reorganized in the beginning of the 
109th Congress. The Committee reduced the number of its 
subcommittees and made the alignment of accounts between 
subcommittees more efficient. This reorganization enabled the 
Committee to perform more effective oversight and complete its 
bills in a timelier manner. Additional details on this 
reorganization are included in Appendix E of this report.
    With respect to the Committee's regular appropriations 
activities, the Committee made progress during 109th Congress 
in creating a climate where bills would be completed ``on time 
and under budget.'' In the first session of the 109th Congress, 
the Committee reported all 11 regular bills by mid-June, 
enabling the House to pass each bill by June 30th. Congress 
sent 11 individual bills for fiscal year 2006 to the President, 
avoiding a massive omnibus bill and holding the line on non-
security spending to less than the previous fiscal year. In the 
second session, the Committee again reported all bills by mid-
June, and the House passed all except one (the Labor-HHS-
Education bill) by June 30th. Unfortunately, only two fiscal 
year 2007 bills (Defense and Homeland Security) were enacted 
into law. Of the remaining bills, the Senate passed only the 
bill funding military construction and veterans affairs 
programs. All programs within the unfinished spending bills 
were funded under a continuing resolution extending into the 
110th Congress.
    During the 109th Congress, the Appropriations Committee 
continued to hold the line on unnecessary spending while 
preserving and even increasing spending for important national 
priorities. Some of these priorities included: national defense 
(the Defense bill increased $19.1 billion from fiscal year 2006 
to fiscal year 2007 and $12.3 billion from fiscal year 2005 to 
fiscal year 2006, excluding supplemental appropriations or 
``bridge'' funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan); 
homeland security (increases of $2.3 billion from fiscal year 
2006 to fiscal year 2007 and $1.4 billion from fiscal year 2005 
to fiscal year 2006); medical research at the National 
Institutes of Health (increased $253 million from fiscal year 
2005 to fiscal year 2006); improved education (a proposed 
increase of $100 in the Pell Grant in the fiscal year 2007 
Committee-reported bill); veterans health care (increased $1.7 
billion from fiscal year 2005 to fiscal year 2006 and 
recommended in the House-passed bill to increase $2.6 billion 
from fiscal year 2006 to fiscal year 2007); law enforcement 
(increased the Federal Bureau of Investigation $547 million 
from fiscal year 2005 to fiscal year 2006 and recommended in 
the House-passed bill to increase $304 million from fiscal year 
2006 to fiscal year 2007); and international assistance to 
combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria (increased $629 
million from fiscal year 2005 to fiscal year 2006 and 
recommended in the House-passed bill to increase $752 million 
from fiscal year 2006 to fiscal year 2007). These priorities 
were funded while overall fiscal year 2006 spending for non-
defense, non-security programs was less than the fiscal year 
2005 level.
    The Committee placed a high priority on its oversight 
responsibilities, during the 109th Congress. The 10 
Subcommittees conducted 304 hearings, receiving testimony from 
2,463 witnesses. In the process, 165 volumes of hearings were 
generated, comprising 155,056 printed pages. The Committee also 
initiated or completed 43 reports from its Surveys and 
Investigations Staff and had underway or completed an 
additional 265 reports from the Government Accountability 
Office during the 109th Congress.
    The following is a tabular display of the appropriations 
actions of the Committee during the 109th Congress indicating 
the various bill numbers, dates, report numbers, amounts, and 
public law numbers:


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                                                                   House                                    Senate                                   Conference                    Public Law
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       Bill Number -------- Subcommittee           House Report No.                        Senate Report No. --                                                                 Public Law No. --
                                                    -------- Date     Vote Total --------      ------ Date      Vote Total --------    House Report No.    Vote Total --------     ------ Date
                                                       Reported           Date Passed            Reported           Date Passed      -------- Date Filed    Date Passed House       Approved
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                                                                         HISTORY OF FISCAL YEAR 2006 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
          H.R. 2744                                         109-102               408-18               109-92                 97-2              109-255                318-63            109-97
 Agriculture                                                 June 2               June 8              June 27             Sept. 22              Oct. 26               Oct. 28           Nov. 10
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          H.R. 2863                                         109-119               398-19              109-141                 97-0              109-359               308-106           109-148
 Defense                                                    June 10              June 20             Sept. 28               Oct. 7              Dec. 18               Dec. 18           Dec. 30
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          H.R. 2419                                          109-86               416-13               109-84                 92-3              109-275                399-17           109-103
 Energy and Water                                            May 18               May 24              June 16               July 1               Nov. 7                Nov. 9           Nov. 19
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          H.R. 3057                                         109-152               393-32               109-96                 98-1              109-265                358-39           109-102
 Foreign Operations                                         June 24              June 28              June 30              July 20               Nov. 2                Nov. 4           Nov. 14
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          H.R. 2360                                          109-79                424-1               109-83                 96-1              109-241                347-70            109-90
 Homeland Security                                           May 13               May 17              June 16              July 14             Sept. 29                Oct. 6           Oct. 18
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          H.R. 2361                                          109-80               329-89               109-80                 94-0              109-188                410-10            109-54
 Interior                                                    May 13               May 19              June 10              June 29              July 26               July 28            Aug. 2
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          H.R. 3010                                         109-143              250-151              109-103                 94-3          109-337 \1\               215-213           109-149
 Labor-HHS-Education                                        June 21              June 24              July 14              Oct. 27              Dec. 13               Dec. 14           Dec. 30
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          H.R. 2985                                         109-139               330-82               109-89            viva voce              109-189               305-122            109-55
 Legislative Branch                                         June 20              June 22              June 24              June 30              July 26               July 28            Aug. 2
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          H.R. 2528                                          109-95                425-1              109-105                 98-0              109-305                 427-0           109-114
 Military Quality of Life and VA                             May 23               May 26              July 21             Sept. 22              Nov. 18               Nov. 18           Nov. 30
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          H.R. 2862                                         109-118                418-7               109-88                 91-4              109-272                397-19           109-108
 Science, State, Justice, and Commerce                      June 10              June 16              June 23             Sept. 15               Nov. 7                Nov. 9           Nov. 22
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          H.R. 3058                                         109-153               405-18              109-109                 93-1              109-307                392-31           109-115
 Transpo., Treas., HUD, Jud., and D.C.                      June 24              June 30              July 26              Oct. 20              Nov. 18               Nov. 18           Nov. 30
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\1\ Original conference report (H. Rpt. 109-300) defeated in the House on November 17, 2005.



                                                                  [Dollars in millions]
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                                                                       President's Request              Enacted Bills            Bills vs. President's
                                                                  -----------------------------------------------------------           Request
                      Fiscal Year 2006 Bills                                                                                 ---------------------------
                                                                   Discretionary    Mandatory    Discretionary    Mandatory   Discretionary   Mandatory
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                                                   2006 APPROPRIATIONS--109th CONGRESS, FIRST SESSION
Agriculture (P.L. 109-97)........................................        $16,739      $82,822          $17,031      $83,068           $292          $246
Defense (P.L. 109-148) \1\.......................................        407,704          245          453,280          245         45,576   ...........
Energy and Water (P.L. 109-103)..................................         29,747  ............          30,495  ............           748   ...........
Foreign Operations (P.L. 109-102)................................         22,826           42           20,937           42         -1,889   ...........
Homeland Security (P.L. 109-90)..................................         29,555        1,014           30,846        1,014          1,291   ...........
Interior-Environment (P.L. 109-54)...............................         25,672           52           26,159           52            487   ...........
Labor, HHS, Education (P.L. 109-149).............................        141,729      455,258          142,514      459,478            785         4,220
Legislative Branch (P.L. 109-55).................................          4,028          118            3,804          118           -224   ...........
Military Construction, Military Quality of Life, VA (P.L. 109-            45,100       36,626           44,143       37,206           -957           580
 114)............................................................
Science-State-Justice-Commerce (P.L. 109-108) \2\................         60,351          361           57,854          361         -2,497   ...........
Transportation, Treasury, HUD (P.L. 109-115) \2\.................         60,720       18,988           65,900       18,992          5,180             4
Emergency Hurricane-Pandemic Influenza Supplemental
  (P.L. 109-148) \3\.............................................          1,365  ............            -379  ............        -1,744   ...........

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      Total, FY 2006 Bills.......................................        845,536      595,526          892,584      600,576         47,048         5,050

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Fiscal Year 2005 Supplemental Appropriations

Emergency Defense, Global War on Terror, Tsunami Relief
  (P.L. 109-13)..................................................         82,043  ............          82,082            *             39             *
Veterans Medical Services (P.L. 109-54) \4\......................            975  ............           1,500  ............           525   ...........
Emergency Hurricane Katrina supplemental #1 (P.L. 109-61)........         10,500  ............          10,500  ............  .............  ...........
Emergency Hurricane Katrina supplemental #2 (P.L. 109-62)........         51,800  ............          51,800  ............  .............  ...........
      Total, FY 2005 Supplementals...............................        145,318  ............         145,882  ............           564   ...........
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* Less than $500 thousand.
\1\ Enacted Defense bill includes $50 billion for contingency operations related to the global war on terrorism in title IX.
\2\ Large differences between the enacted bill and the President's request in the Science-State-Justice-Commerce bill and the Transportation-Treasury-
  HUD bill are affected by the President's Strengthening America's Communities proposal to consolidate economic development programs within one program
  in the Commerce  Department, which was not adopted.
\3\ Included as division B of P.L. 109-148. The Act includes $9,151 million in emergency spending and offsets, and -$9,530 million in non-emergency
  spending and offsets. Offsets include a 1 percent across-the-board cut (-$8,525,000,000) to all non-emergency discretionary spending except veterans
  programs.
\4\ Veterans medical services funding enacted as Title VI of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006.

                     Fiscal Year 2006 Supplementals


                      1st Session--109th Congress

H.R. 2863--Included as Division B--Emergency Supplemental 
        Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of 
        Mexico and Pandemic Influenza, 2006. Approved December 
        30, 2005 (P.L. 109-148)

                     Fiscal Year 2005 Supplementals


                      1st Session--109th Congress

H.R. 1268--Making Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for 
        Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 
        for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2005, and for 
        other purposes. Approved May 11, 2005 (P.L. 109-13)
H.R. 2361--Veterans medical services funding enacted as Title 
        VI of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations Act, 2006. Approved August 2, 2005 (P.L. 
        109-54)
H.R. 3645--Making emergency supplemental appropriations to meet 
        immediate needs arising from the consequences of 
        Hurricane Katrina, for the fiscal year ending September 
        30, 2005, and for other purposes. Approved September 2, 
        2005 (P.L. 109-61)
H.R. 3673--Making further emergency supplemental appropriations 
        to meet immediate needs arising from the consequences 
        of Hurricane Katrina, for the fiscal year ending 
        September 30, 2005, and for other purposes. Approved 
        September 8, 2005 (P.L. 109-62)

                Fiscal Year 2006 Continuing Resolutions


                      1st Session--109th Congress

H.J. Res. 68--Making continuing appropriations for the fiscal 
        year 2006. Provided funding for various government 
        activities for the period October 1 thru November 18, 
        2005. Approved September 30, 2005 (P.L. 109-77)
H.J. Res. 72--Making further continuing appropriations for the 
        fiscal year 2006. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period November 18 thru 
        December 17, 2005. Approved November 19, 2005 (P.L. 
        109-105)
H.J. Res. 75--Making further continuing appropriations for the 
        fiscal year 2006. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period December 17 thru 
        December 31, 2005. Approved December 18, 2005 (P.L. 
        109-128)


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                                                                   House                                    Senate                                   Conference                    Public Law
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       Bill Number -------- Subcommittee           House Report No.                        Senate Report No. --                                                                 Public Law No. --
                                                    -------- Date     Vote Total --------      ------ Date      Vote Total --------    House Report No.    Vote Total --------     ------ Date
                                                       Reported           Date Passed            Reported           Date Passed      -------- Date Filed    Date Passed House       Approved
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                                                                         HISTORY OF FISCAL YEAR 2007 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
          H.R. 5384                                     109-463 \1\               378-46              109-266   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Agriculture                                                 May 12               May 23              June 22   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5631                                         109-504               407-19              109-292                 98-0              109-676                394-22           109-289
 Defense                                                    June 16              June 20              July 25              Sept. 7             Sept. 25              Sept. 26          Sept. 29
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          H.R. 5427                                         109-474               404-20              109-274   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Energy and Water                                            May 19               May 24              June 29   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5522                                         109-486               373-34              109-277   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Foreign Operations                                          June 5               June 9              July 10   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5441                                         109-476                389-9              109-273                100-0              109-699                 412-6           109-295
 Homeland Security                                           May 22               June 6              June 29              July 13             Sept. 28              Sept. 29            Oct. 4
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          H.R. 5386                                         109-465              293-128              109-275   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Interior                                                    May 15               May 18              June 29   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5647 / S. 3708                               109-515   ...................             109-287   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Labor-HHS-Education                                        June 20   ...................             July 20   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5521                                         109-485               361-53              109-267   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Legislative Branch                                          June 1               June 7              June 22   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5385                                     109-464 \2\                395-0              109-286            viva voce                 109-   ....................  ................
 Military Quality of Life and VA                             May 15               May 19              July 20              Nov. 14   ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5672                                         109-520               393-23              109-280   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Science, State, Justice, and Commerce                      June 22              June 29              July 13   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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          H.R. 5576                                         109-495               406-22              109-293   ...................                109-   ....................             109-
 Transpo., Treas., HUD, Jud., and D.C.                       June 9              June 14              July 26   ...................  ...................  ....................  ................
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\1\ Supplemental report filed May 16, 2006; Pt. II.
\2\ Supplemental report filed May 16, 2006; Pt. II.



                                                                  [Dollars in millions]
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                                                                       President's Request         House-reported, House-        Bills vs. President's
                                                                  ----------------------------- passed, or Enacted Bills \4\            Request
                      Fiscal Year 2007 Bills                                                   ---------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   Discretionary    Mandatory    Discretionary    Mandatory   Discretionary   Mandatory
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                                                   2007 APPROPRIATIONS--109th CONGRESS, SECOND SESSION
Agriculture......................................................        $17,315      $76,394          $17,809      $76,079           $494         -$315
Defense (P.L. 109-289) \1\.......................................        431,429          256          447,357          256         15,928   ...........
Energy and Water.................................................         29,471  ............          30,017  ............           546   ...........
Foreign Operations...............................................         23,687           39           21,299           39         -2,388   ...........
Homeland Security (P.L. 109-295).................................         31,015        1,063           31,905        1,063            890   ...........
Interior-Environment.............................................         25,480           52           25,889           52            409   ...........
Labor, HHS, Education............................................        137,794      454,691          141,930      454,572          4,136          -119
Legislative Branch...............................................          4,238          122            3,027          122         -1,211   ...........
Military Construction, Military Quality of Life, VA..............         95,529       41,416           94,639       41,416           -890   ...........
Science-State-Justice-Commerce...................................         59,702          354           59,837          354            135   ...........
Transportation, Treasury, HUD....................................         67,648       19,856           67,415       19,856           -233   ...........
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      Total, FY 2007 Bills.......................................        923,309      594,243          941,124      593,809         17,815          -434

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Fiscal Year 2006 Supplemental Appropriations

Emergency Defense, Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery           92,221  ............          94,521  ............         2,300   ...........
 (P.L. 109-234) \2\..............................................
Wildland Fire Emergency Appropriations (P.L. 109-289) \3\........  .............  ............             200  ............           200   ...........
      Total, FY 2006 Supplementals...............................         92,221  ............          94,721  ............         2,500   ...........
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* Less than $500 thousand.
\1\ The enacted Defense bill includes $70 billion for contingency operations related to the global war on terrorism in title IX. The President's request
  for contingency operations was $50 billion.
\2\ Increase above the President's request of $2,300,000,000 is for pandemic influenza preparedness, which the President requested in fiscal year 2007.
\3\ Included as Title X of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2007 (P.L. 109-289).
\4\ Two regular fiscal year 2007 appropriations bills (Defense and Homeland Security) were enacted by the end of the 109th Congress. Amounts displayed
  for other bills are the House-reported amounts (Labor-HHS-Education) or House-passed amounts (all other bills). Programs within bills that were not
  enacted were funded under a continuing resolution.

                     Fiscal Year 2006 Supplemental


                       2d Session--109th Congress


H.R. 4939--Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for 
        Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane 
        Recovery for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, 
        and for other purposes. Approved June 15, 2006 (P.L. 
        109-234)

                Fiscal Year 2007 Continuing Resolutions


                       2d Session--109th Congress

H.R. 5631--(Defense Conference Report--Division B--Continuing 
        Appropriations Resolution, 2007) Making continuing 
        appropriations for fiscal year 2007. Provided funding 
        for various government activities for the period 
        October 1, 2006 thru November 17, 2006. Approved 
        September 29, 2006 (P.L. 109-289).
H.J. Res. 100--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 2007. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period November 17, 2006 
        thru December 8, 2006. Approved November 17, 2006 (P.L. 
        109-369).
H.J. Res. 102--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 2007. Provided funding for various 
        government activities for the period December 8, 2006 
        thru February 15, 2007. Approved December 9, 2006 (P.L. 
        109-383).

                             OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of Rule X the Committee 
submitted the following Oversight Plan on February 15, 2005.
    ``For the 109th Congress the Committee intends to proceed 
in the following manner:
    1. Budget Overview Hearings. Immediately upon receipt of 
the President's budget the Committee will conduct its annual 
budget overview hearings on the recommendations of the 
President. These hearings will take testimony from the 
Secretary of the Treasury, the Chairman of the President's 
Council of Economic Advisers, and the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget.
    2. Subcommittee Hearings. The Appropriations Committee has 
a long tradition of in-depth analysis of the President's 
pending budget as well as the effective use of previously 
appropriated resources. For example, during the 108th Congress 
the Committee on Appropriations held 313 days of hearings, took 
testimony from 3,063 witnesses, and published 161 volumes of 
hearings totaling 156,503 pages. This level of oversight and 
investigation will continue during this Congress.
    3. Investigations. In addition to formal oversight, the 
Committee utilizes various investigative agencies to conduct 
in-depth analysis of specific problem areas. These 
investigations are conducted by the Committee's own Surveys and 
Investigations Staff, the Government Accountability Office, the 
Congressional Research Service, and the Office of Technology 
Assessment. In the previous Congress, the Committee received 39 
Surveys and Investigations studies and 211 investigative 
reports from the GAO.
    4. Appropriations Bills. The ultimate exercise of oversight 
is the `power of the purse' which the Committee takes as its 
highest responsibility. This allocation of scarce Federal 
dollars demands strict compliance with all budgetary concepts 
and strictures. The Committee intends to follow the 
requirements of the Congressional Budget and Control Act with 
regard to the subdivision of budget authority and outlays to 
the 11 subcommittees. Appropriations bills will be developed in 
accordance with the results of all the oversight activities in 
paragraphs 1, 2, and 3, above and brought to the floor for 
consideration within all relevant budgetary constraints.''

                           Oversight Actions

    For the 109th Congress, the Committee accomplished its 
oversight plan. As stated earlier, the Committee conducted 
extensive hearings. In the matter following this section, the 
details of investigations conducted by and for the Committee 
are provided. As a result of these hearings and investigations, 
the Committee was able to produce appropriations bills that 
were within all relevant budgetary constraints for the 109th 
Congress.
               INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE COMMITTEE


                            (109th Congress)

    In addition to, and in support of, the regular hearing 
process, the Committee conducted numerous studies and 
investigations of Federal projects and activities designed to 
assist in reaching decisions on specific funding levels 
covering a wide range of subjects. These studies were conducted 
by the Committee's Surveys and Investigations Staff, which has 
been in continuous existence since 1943.
    The Committee has, over a number of years, delegated the 
authority to originate requests for investigations to its 
Subcommittees, with the concurrence of the Chairman and Ranking 
Minority Member of the Full Committee required to implement 
such requests.When an investigation is ordered, expert 
investigators are assembled to conduct it and render a report 
thereon for the use of the Committee.
    During the 109th Congress, the Surveys and Investigations 
Staff was tasked to conduct 26 investigations of operations and 
programs of various departments and agencies of the Federal 
Government and, in addition, has completed and reported to the 
Committee on 17 investigations that had been directed during 
previous Congresses. Some of these efforts were of long 
duration, resulted in the preparation of multiple investigative 
products, and involved a sizable number of investigators. 
Examples of this type of investigation include the examinations 
of the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency 
Management Agency Disaster Preparedness and Corps of Engineers 
Flood Control and the Disaster assistance Efforts in Response 
to Hurricane Katrina.
    Other investigations of shorter duration and with fewer 
investigators assigned, provided a quick response to the 
Committee. An example of such an inquiry dealt with the U.S. 
Agency for International Development Headquarters Office Space 
Requirements. This investigation was concluded within 60 days 
of the receipt of the request.
    Most investigations undertaken by the Surveys and 
Investigations Staff fell somewhere in between the above 
extremes in terms of duration and the number of investigators 
committed. Notable examples of investigations conducted during 
the 109th Congress include:
        --Federal Bureau of Investigation's Virtual Case File 
        Program
        --U.S. Army's Future Combat System Program
        --Goals and Requirements of the Global Peace Operations 
        Initiative
        --Department of Interior Office of Navajo and Hopi 
        Relocation
        --Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs 
        Healthcare Sharing Initiative
    During the 109th Congress, a total of 94 professionals, 
variously consisting of a small number of permanent staff, 
personnel on detail from 3 agencies of the Federal Government, 
as well as personal services contractors were utilized to 
conduct these investigations and prepare the reports. A summary 
of the investigations requested by the various Subcommittees 
completed or started during the 109th Congress follows. Three 
investigations dealt with classified intelligence matters and 
consequently are not otherwise identified below.
 Studies Completed or Started by the Surveys and Investigations Staff 
              Committee on Appropriations, 109th Congress
                             full committee
--Financial Management of the GW Program Office
--Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management 
        AgencyDisaster Preparedness and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's 
        Flood Control Measures
--Disaster Assistance Efforts in Response to Hurricane Katrina
   agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration,and 
                            related agencies
--U.S. Department of Agriculture E-Government Program
--U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Programs Funded through 
        the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Commodity 
        Credit Corporation
--Food and Drug Administration Proposed Rule to Prevent the Spread of 
        Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
      commerce, justice, state, the judiciary and related agencies
--U.S. Court of Federal Claims
--United Nations Oil for Food Program
--Federal Bureau of Investigation's Implementation of Virtual Case File
--Rio Grande Flood Control System Rehabilitation Program
                                defense
--Intelligence Matter I (03)
--Intelligence Matter II (03)
--Intelligence Matter V (03)
--Proposed Classified Security Matters Involving the White House 
        Complex
--FY 2006 Budget Activities in Other Procurement, Army, Navy, Air 
        Force, and Defense-Wide Procurement
--FY 2006 Budget for Activities in Research, Development, Test, and 
        Evaluation Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense-Wide Programs
--Department of Defense War Reserve Materials and Prepositioned 
        Equipment Sets
--U.S. Army's Future Combat System Program
--National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency's GeoScout Program
--Department of Defense FY 2007 Requests for Army, Navy, and Air Force, 
        Other Procurement and Defense-Wide Procurement
--FY 2007 Budget Requests for Research, Development, Test, and 
        Evaluation Activities in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense-
        Wide Programs
--FY 2007 Department of Defense Operation and Maintenance Budget 
        Requests
--FY 2007 Department of Defense Military Personnel Budget Requests
--Department of Defense Military Service Efforts and Programs to 
        Increase Force Protection
                      energy and water development
--Adequacy of Security Measures at Department of Energy's National 
        Laboratories and Weapons Production Sites
--Department of Energy National Labs Efforts to Develop a Robust 
        Nuclear Earth Penetrator
       foreign operations, export financing, and related programs
--United States Agency for International Development Headquarters 
        Office Space Requirements
--Goals and Requirements of the Global Peace Operations Initiative
                           homeland security
--Department of Homeland Security's Office of State and Local 
        Government Coordination and Preparedness
              interior, environment, and related agencies
--National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Water Trails 
        Initiative
--Department of Interior Navajo Irrigation Project
--Department of Interior Office of Navajo and Hopi Relocation
--Creation and Funding of Director Reserve Accounts at the Federal Land 
        Management Agencies
--U.S. Fish & Wildlife--Wildlife Grants and Construction Programs
--Implementation of General Services Administration Regulations at 
        National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. 
        Forest Service
--U. S. Forest Service Reengineering, Competitive Sourcing and Services 
        Consolidation
--Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Arts Budget 
        Development and Execution
                           legislative branch
--Architect of the Capitol Accounting and Management Practices for 
        Major Construction Projects
  military quality of life and veterans affairs, and related agencies
--Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs Healthcare Sharing
--Defense Health Budgetary and Purchasing Practices
--Veterans Affairs Information Technology Modernization Programs
--Department of Veterans Affairs Plans to Relocate Its Denver Medical 
        Center
transportation, treasury, hud, the judiciary, district of columbia, and 
                          independent agencies
--District of Columbia Schools Facilities Master Plan
--Training Programs of the District of Columbia Department of 
        Employment Services

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

                      SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE GAO

    In addition to the information made available to the 
Committee through its Surveys and Investigation Staff, the 
Committee also utilizes the resources of the Government 
Accountability Office. The Committee receives a copy of every 
GAO report addressed to the Congress. In recent years the scope 
of the GAO auditing and review capability has been enlarged to 
include management surveys. For over 22 years the GAO has 
extracted from those reports and compiled in separate volumes a 
list of so-called ``significant audit findings'' for special 
use by the Committee staff in the annual appropriations 
hearings. These findings relate to matters which are felt to 
require corrective action by the Committee's efforts, through 
legislation, or through administrative efforts. This 
compilation is designed to identify problem areas in an 
individual agency which might have applicability to other 
organizations.
    Additionally, the Committee frequently calls upon GAO to 
make special studies and investigations.
    A listing of some reports and staff studies by the 
Committee which were underway during the 109th Congress 
follows:

 FORMAL REPORTS AND TESTIMONIES ISSUED TO HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
         AND SUBCOMMITTEES--JANUARY 1, 2005 TO DECEMBER 1, 2006
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Title                                Date
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Immigration Benefits: Fifteenth Report Required by the         11/9/2006

Capitol Power Plant Utility Tunnels (GAO-07-227R).......      11/16/2006

Suggested Areas for Oversight for the 110th Congress          11/17/2006
 (GAO-07-235R)..........................................

Eminent Domain: Information about Its Uses and Effect on      11/30/2006
 Property Owners and Communities Is Limited (GAO-07-28).

United Nations: Renovation Planning Follows Industry          11/16/2006
 Practices, but Procurement and Oversight Could Present
 Challenges (GAO-07-31).................................

Global War On Terrorism: Fiscal Year 2006 Obligation          11/13/2006
 Rates Are Within Funding Levels and Significant
 Multiyear Procurement Funds Will Likely Remain
 Available for Use in Fiscal Year 2007 (GAO-07-76)......

Afghanistan Drug Control: Despite Improved Efforts,           11/15/2006
 Deteriorating Security Threatens Success of U.S. Goals
 (GAO-07-78)............................................

FAA's Proposed Plan for Implementing a Reliability             11/9/2006
 Centered Maintenance Process for Air Traffic Control
 Equipment (GAO-07-81R).................................

Combating Nuclear Smuggling: DHS's Cost-Benefit Analysis      10/17/2006
 to Support the Purchase of New Radiation Detection
 Portal Monitors Was Not Based on Available Performance
 Data and Did Not Fully Evaluate All the Monitors' Costs
 and Benefits (GAO-07-133R).............................

Indian Issues: BLM's Program for Issuing Individual           10/20/2006
 Indian Allotments on Public Lands Is No Longer Viable
 (GAO-07-23R)...........................................

Department of Homeland Security: Use of Management              9/5/2006
 Directorate Appropriations to Pay Costs of Component
 Agencies (B-307382)....................................

Military Personnel: Actions Needed to Strengthen               9/28/2006
 Management of Imminent Danger Pay and Combat Zone Tax
 Relief Benefits (GAO-06-1011)..........................

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Unprecedented Challenges          9/27/2006
 Exposed the Individuals and Households Program to Fraud
 and Abuse; Actions Needed to Reduce Such Problems in
 Future (GAO-06-1013)...................................

Recreation Fees: Agencies Can Better Implement the             9/22/2006
 Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act and Account
 for Fee Revenues (GAO-06-1016).........................

Kennedy Center: Progress Made on GAO Recommendations,          9/15/2006
 but Oversight Challenges Still Exist (GAO-06-1025).....

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Program: National Park Service         9/14/2006
 Needs Better Accountability and Oversight of Grantees
 and Gateways (GAO-06-1049).............................

Interior's Land Appraisal Services: Actions Needed to          9/28/2006
 Improve Compliance with Appraisal Standards, Increase
 Efficiency, and Broaden Oversight (GAO-06-1050)........

Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel               9/29/2006
 Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2006
 (GAO-06-1054)..........................................

Foreign Assistance: Recent Improvements Made, but USAID        9/29/2006
 Should Do More to Help Ensure Aid Is Not Provided for
 Terrorist Activities in West Bank and Gaza (GAO-06-
 1062R).................................................

Military Personnel: DOD and the Services Need to Take          9/20/2006
 Additional Steps to Improve Mobilization Data for the
 Reserve Components (GAO-06-1068).......................

DOD Civilian Personnel: Greater Oversight and Quality          9/29/2006
 Assurance Needed to Ensure Force Health Protection and
 Surveillance for Those Deployed (GAO-06-1085)..........

Purchase Cards: Control Weaknesses Leave DHS Highly            9/28/2006
 Vulnerable to Fraudulent, Improper, and Abusive
 Activity (GAO-06-1117).................................

Iraq Contract Costs: DOD Consideration of Defense              9/25/2006
 Contract Audit Agency's Findings (GAO-06-1132).........

Force Structure: Army Needs to Provide DOD and Congress         9/6/2006
 More Visibility Regarding Modular Force Capabilities
 and Implementation Plans (GAO-06-745)..................

DOD Acquisitions: Contracting for Better Outcomes (GAO-         9/7/2006
 06-800T)...............................................

Disaster Relief: Governmentwide Framework Needed to             9/6/2006
 Collect and Consolidate Information to Report on
 Billions in Federal Funding for the 2005 Gulf Coast
 Hurricanes (GAO-06-834)................................

National Emergency Grants: Labor Has Improved Its Grant         9/5/2006
 Award Timeliness and Data Collection, but Further Steps
 Can Improve Process (GAO-06-870).......................

E-Government Travel: Participation by Small Businesses         9/15/2006
 and Estimated Program Savings (GAO-06-911).............

Defense Infrastructure: Actions Taken to Improve the            9/5/2006
 Management of Utility Privatization, but Some Concerns
 Remain (GAO-06-914)....................................

Hurricane Katrina: Strategic Planning Needed to Guide           9/6/2006
 Future Enhancements Beyond Interim Levee Repairs (GAO-
 06-934)................................................

Defense Transportation: Study Limitations Raise                9/20/2006
 Questions about the Adequacy and Completeness of the
 Mobility Capabilities Study and Report (GAO-06-938)....

Defense Acquisitions: Restructured JTRS Program Reduces        9/11/2006
 Risk, but Significant Challenges Remain (GAO-06-955)...

Army Corps of Engineers: Improved Monitoring and Clear          9/8/2006
 Guidance Would Contribute to More Effective Use of
 Continuing Contracts (GAO-06-966)......................

Defense Travel System: Reported Savings Questionable and       9/26/2006
 Implementation Challenges Remain (GAO-06-980)..........

Depot Maintenance: Improvements Needed to Achieve              9/14/2006
 Benefits from Consolidations and Funding Changes at
 Naval Shipyards (GAO-06-989)...........................

Nuclear Waste: DOE's Efforts to Protect the Columbia           8/28/2006
 River from Contamination Could Be Further Strengthened
 (GAO-06-1018)..........................................

Electronic Records Archives: The National Archives and         8/18/2006
 Records Administration's Fiscal Year 2006 Expenditure
 Plan (GAO-06-906)......................................

DOD's Overseas Infrastructure Master Plans Continue to         8/22/2006
 Evolve (GAO-06-913R)...................................

Transportation Research: Opportunities for Improving the       8/15/2006
 Oversight of DOT's Research Programs and User
 Satisfaction with Transportation Statistics (GAO-06-
 917)...................................................

2010 Census: Redesigned Approach Holds Promise, but            7/27/2006
 Census Bureau Needs to Annually Develop and Provide a
 Comprehensive Project Plan to Monitor Costs (GAO-06-
 1009T).................................................

Chesapeake Bay Program: Improved Strategies Needed to          7/13/2006
 Better Guide Restoration Efforts (GAO-06-614T).........

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope: Knowledge-Based             7/14/2006
 Acquisition Approach Key to Addressing Program
 Challenges (GAO-06-634)................................

Defense Acquisitions: Further Management and Oversight          7/6/2006
 Changes Needed for Efforts to Modernize Cheyenne
 Mountain Attack Warning Systems (GAO-06-666)...........

Indian Issues: BIA's Efforts to Impose Time Frames and         7/28/2006
 Collect Better Data Should Improve the Processing of
 Land in Trust Applications (GAO-06-781)................

Rental Housing Programs: Excluding Servicemembers'             7/31/2006
 Housing Allowances from Income Determinations Would
 Increase Eligibility, but Other Factors May Limit
 Program Use (GAO-06-784)...............................

Rebuilding Iraq: More Comprehensive National Strategy          7/11/2006
 Needed to Help Achieve U.S. Goals (GAO-06-788).........

Transportation Security Administration: Oversight of           7/31/2006
 Explosive Detection Systems Maintenance Contracts Can
 Be Strengthened (GAO-06-795)...........................

Information Technology: Immigration and Customs                7/27/2006
 Enforcement Is Beginning to Address Infrastructure
 Modernization Program Weaknesses but Key Improvements
 Still Needed (GAO-06-823)..............................

Treasury's Bank Enterprise Award Program: Impact on            7/31/2006
 Investments in Distressed Communities Is Difficult to
 Determine, but Likely Not Significant (GAO-06-824).....

Small Business Administration: Actions Needed to Provide       7/28/2006
 More Timely Disaster Assistance (GAO-06-860)...........

Coast Guard: Observations on the Preparation, Response,        7/31/2006
 and Recovery Missions Related to Hurricane Katrina (GAO-
 06-903)................................................

Tactical Aircraft: DOD Should Present a New F-22A              6/20/2006
 Business Case before Making Further Investments (GAO-06-
 455R)..................................................

Defense Working Capital Fund: Military Services Did Not        6/27/2006
 Calculate and Report Carryover Amounts Correctly (GAO-
 06-530)................................................

Clean Water: How States Allocate Revolving Loan Funds           6/5/2006
 and Measure Their Benefits (GAO-06-579)................

Airline Deregulation: Reregulating the Airline Industry         6/9/2006
 Would Likely Reverse Consumer Benefits and Not Save
 Airline Pensions (GAO-06-630)..........................

Expedited Assistance for Victims of Hurricanes Katrina         6/16/2006
 and Rita: FEMA's Control Weaknesses Exposed the
 Government to Significant Fraud and Abuse (GAO-06-655).

Defense Management: Additional Measures to Reduce              6/14/2006
 Corrosion of Prepositioned Military Assets Could
 Achieve Cost Savings (GAO-06-709)......................

Improvement Continues in DOD's Reporting on Sustainable        6/20/2006
 Ranges but Additional Time Is Needed to Fully Implement
 Key Initiatives (GAO-06-725R)..........................

Coast Guard: Status of Deepwater Fast Response Cutter          6/23/2006
 Design Efforts (GAO-06-764)............................

Commerce Information Technology Solutions Next                 6/14/2006
 Generation Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GAO-06-
 791R)..................................................

Treasury Has Sustained Its Formal Process to Promote           6/29/2006
 U.S. Policies at the International Monetary Fund (GAO-
 06-876R)...............................................

DOD Payments to Small Business: Implementation and             5/19/2006
 Effective Utilization of Electronic Invoicing Could
 Further Reduce Late Payments (GAO-06-358)..............

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: DOD Needs to Identify          5/11/2006
 the Factors Its Providers Use to Make Mental Health
 Evaluation Referrals for Servicemembers (GAO-06-397)...

Hurricane Katrina: Army Corps of Engineers Contract for         5/1/2006
 Mississippi Classrooms (GAO-06-454)....................

Residential Care Facilities Mortgage Insurance Program:        5/24/2006
 Opportunities to Improve Program and Risk Management
 (GAO-06-515)...........................................

Disaster Relief: Reimbursement to American Red Cross for       5/30/2006
 Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne (GAO-06-
 518)...................................................

U.S. Public Diplomacy: State Department Efforts to              5/3/2006
 Engage Muslim Audiences Lack Certain Communication
 Elements and Face Significant Challenges (GAO-06-535)..

Information Technology: Customs Has Made Progress on           5/31/2006
 Automated Commercial Environment System, but it Faces
 Long-Standing Management Challenges and New Risks (GAO-
 06-580)................................................

United States Coast Guard: Improvements Needed in              5/31/2006
 Management and Oversight of Rescue System Acquisition
 (GAO-06-623)...........................................

Hurricane Katrina: Better Plans and Exercises Needed to        5/15/2006
 Guide the Military's Response to Catastrophic Natural
 Disasters (GAO-06-643).................................

Homeland Security: Management and Coordination Problems        5/19/2006
 Increase the Vulnerability of U.S. Agriculture to
 Foreign Pests and Disease (GAO-06-644).................

Foreign Assistance: USAID Completed Many Caribbean             5/26/2006
 Disaster Recovery Activities, but Several Challenges
 Hampered Efforts (GAO-06-645)..........................

Business Systems Modernization: DOD Continues to Improve       5/15/2006
 Institutional Approach, but Further Steps Needed (GAO-
 06-658)................................................

Homeland Security Assistance for Nonprofits: Department        5/22/2006
 of Homeland Security Delegated Selection of Nonprofits
 to Selected States and States Used a Variety of
 Approaches to Determine Awards (GAO-06-663R)...........

Wildland Fire Management: Update on Federal Agency              5/1/2006
 Efforts to Develop a Cohesive Strategy to Address
 Wildland Fire Threats (GAO-06-671R)....................

U.S. Public Diplomacy: State Department Efforts Lack            5/3/2006
 Certain Communication Elements and Face Persistent
 Challenges (GAO-06-707T)...............................

Global Health: Spending Requirement Presents Challenges         4/4/2006
 for Allocating Prevention Funding under the President's
 Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (GAO-06-395)............

Military Housing: Management Issues Require Attention as       4/28/2006
 the Privatization Program Matures (GAO-06-438).........

Foreign Assistance: USAID Has Begun Tsunami                    4/14/2006
 Reconstruction in Indonesia and Sri Lanka, but Key
 Projects May Exceed Initial Cost and Schedule Estimates
 (GAO-06-488)...........................................

Immigration Benefits: Fourteenth Report Required by the        4/21/2006
 Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (GAO-
 06-589R)...............................................

Chemical and Biological Defense: DOD Needs Consistent          4/28/2006
 Policies and Clear Processes to Address the
 Survivability of Weapon Systems Against Chemical and
 Biological Threats (GAO-06-592)........................

Hanford Waste Treatment Plant: Contractor and DOE               4/6/2006
 Management Problems Have Led to Higher Costs,
 Construction Delays, and Safety Concerns (GAO-06-602T).

Nuclear Weapons: Views on Proposals to Transform the           4/26/2006
 Nuclear Weapons Complex (GAO-06-606T)..................

National Park Service: Major Operations Funding Trends          4/5/2006
 and How Selected Park Units Responded to Those Trends
 for Fiscal Years 2001 through 2005 (GAO-06-631T).......

Impoundments Resulting from the President's Proposed            3/2/2006
 Rescissions of October 28, 2005 (B-307122; B-307122.2).

Defense Acquisitions: Missile Defense Agency Fields            3/15/2006
 Initial Capability but Falls Short of Original Goals
 (GAO-06-327)...........................................

Joint Strike Fighter: DOD Plans to Enter Production            3/15/2006
 before Testing Demonstrates Acceptable Performance (GAO-
 06-356)................................................

Defense Acquisitions: Improved Business Case Is Needed         3/14/2006
 for Future Combat System's Successful Outcome (GAO-06-
 367)...................................................

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major            3/31/2006
 Weapon Programs (GAO-06-391)...........................

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Fiscal Year 2007        3/10/2006
 Budget Request (GAO-06-417T)...........................

National Park Service: Major Operations Funding Trends         3/31/2006
 and How Selected Park Units Responded to Those Trends
 for Fiscal Years 2001 Through 2005 (GAO-06-431)........

Children's Health Insurance: Recent HHS-OIG Reviews             3/9/2006
 Inform the Congress on Improper Enrollment and
 Reductions in Low-Income, Uninsured Children (GAO-06-
 457R)..................................................

Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel               3/31/2006
 Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30,
 2005 (GAO-06-485)......................................

Hurricane Katrina: Status of the Health Care System in         3/28/2006
 New Orleans and Difficult Decisions Related to Efforts
 to Rebuild It Approximately 6 Months After Hurricane
 Katrina (GAO-06-576R)..................................

Breastfeeding: Some Strategies Used to Market Infant            2/8/2006
 Formula May Discourage Breastfeeding; State Contracts
 Should Better Protect Against Misuse of WIC Name (GAO-
 06-282)................................................

Architect of the Capitol: Management Challenges Remain         2/21/2006
 (GAO-06-290)...........................................

Border Security: Key Unresolved Issues Justify                 2/22/2006
 Reevaluation of Border Surveillance Technology Program
 (GAO-06-295)...........................................

Hospital Mortgage Insurance Program: Program and Risk          2/28/2006
 Management Could Be Enhanced (GAO-06-316)..............

Architect of the Capitol: Addressing Staffing and              2/10/2006
 Training Issues Is Important for Efficient and Safe
 West Refrigeration Plant Operations (GAO-06-321R)......

Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue               2/21/2006
 Service's Fiscal Year 2006 Expenditure Plan (GAO-06-
 360)...................................................

DOD Business Transformation: Defense Travel System             1/18/2006
 Continues to Face Implementation Challenges (GAO-06-18)

U.S.-China Trade: Eliminating Nonmarket Economy                1/10/2006
 Methodology Would Lower Antidumping Duties for Some
 Chinese Companies (GAO-06-231).........................

Public Service Announcement Campaigns: Activities and          1/13/2006
 Financial Obligations for Seven Federal Departments
 (GAO-06-304)...........................................

Media Contracts: Activities and Financial Obligations          1/13/2006
 for Seven Federal Departments (GAO-06-305).............

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Education        12/19/2005
 and Outreach Programs Target Safety and Consumer
 Issues, but Gaps in Planning and Evaluation Remain (GAO-
 06-103)................................................

Plum Island Animal Disease Center: DHS and USDA Are           12/19/2005
 Successfully Coordinating Current Work, but Long-Term
 Plans Are Being Assessed (GAO-06-132)..................

Large Truck Safety: Federal Enforcement Efforts Have          12/15/2005
 Been Stronger Since 2000, but Oversight of State Grants
 Needs Improvement (GAO-06-156).........................

Information Technology: Responses to Subcommittee Post-       12/21/2005
 Hearing Questions Regarding the FBI's Management
 Practices and Acquisition of a New Investigative Case
 Management System (GAO-06-302R)........................

Competitive Sourcing: Health Benefits Cost Comparison          12/9/2005
 Had Minimal Impact, but DOD Needs Uniform
 Implementation Process (GAO-06-72).....................

Highway Safety: Further Opportunities Exist to Improve        11/18/2005
 Data on Crashes Involving Commercial Motor Vehicles
 (GAO-06-102)...........................................

Commercial Aviation: Initial Small Community Air Service      11/30/2005
 Development Projects Have Achieved Mixed Results (GAO-
 06-21).................................................

DOD Business Systems Modernization: Important Progress        11/23/2005
 Made in Establishing Foundational Architecture Products
 and Investment Management Practices, but Much Work
 Remains (GAO-06-219)...................................

D.C. Charter Schools: Strengthening Monitoring and            11/17/2005
 Process When Schools Close Could Improve Accountability
 and Ease Student Transitions (GAO-06-73)...............

Department of Energy: Preliminary Information on the           11/4/2005
 Potential for Columbia River Contamination from the
 Hanford Site (GAO-06-77R)..............................

Military Readiness: Navy's Fleet Response Plan Would          11/22/2005
 Benefit from a Comprehensive Management Approach and
 Rigorous Testing (GAO-06-84)...........................

Review of OMB Circular A-76 Health Benefit Cost Factor        11/17/2005
 Needed (GAO-06-87R)....................................

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: Actions Taken,       10/28/2005
 but Agency Restructuring Efforts Could Benefit from a
 More Systematic Consideration of Advisory Panel's
 Recommendations (GAO-06-10)............................

Immigration Benefits: Thirteenth Report Required by the       10/21/2005
 Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (GAO-
 06-122R)...............................................

District of Columbia: Financial and Program Management        10/28/2005
 Improvements Needed for Tuition Assistance Grant
 Program (GAO-06-14)....................................

Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Identify and Address         10/25/2005
 Gaps and Potential Risks in Program Strategies and
 Funding Priorities for Selected Equipment (GAO-06-141).

Some Improvements Have Been Made in DOD's Annual              10/25/2005
 Training Range Reporting but It Still Fails to Fully
 Address Congressional Requirements (GAO-06-29R)........

American Battle Monuments Commission: New Approach to         10/20/2005
 Forecasting Exchange Rates for its Foreign Currency
 Fluctuation Account (GAO-06-50R).......................

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission: Building             10/20/2005
 Project Management and Related Budget Planning (GAO-06-
 61R)...................................................

Department of Energy: Improved Guidance, Oversight, and       10/31/2005
 Planning Are Needed to Better Identify Cost-Saving
 Alternatives for Managing Low-Level Radioactive Waste
 (GAO-06-94)............................................

Architect of the Capitol--Maximum Rate of Pay for Senior       9/30/2005
 Employees (B-305945)...................................

Information Technology: FBI Is Building Management             9/14/2005
 Capabilities Essential to Successful System
 Deployments, but Challenges Remain (GAO-05-1014T)......

Treasury Continues to Maintain Its Formal Process to           9/14/2005
 Promote U.S. Policies at the International Monetary
 Fund (GAO-05-1015R)....................................

Army Corps of Engineers: Lake Pontchartrain and Vicinity       9/28/2005
 Hurricane Protection Project (GAO-05-1050T)............

Agency Telework Methodologies: Departments of Commerce,        9/27/2005
 Justice, State, the Small Business Administration, and
 the Securities and Exchange Commission (GAO-05-1055R)..

U.S.-China Trade: The United States Has Not Restricted         9/29/2005
 Imports under the China Safeguard (GAO-05-1056)........

Defense Logistics: Better Strategic Planning Can Help          9/12/2005
 Ensure DOD's Successful Implementation of Passive Radio
 Frequency Identification (GAO-05-345)..................

Information Technology: FBI Is Taking Steps to Develop          9/9/2005
 an Enterprise Architecture, but Much Remains to Be
 Accomplished (GAO-05-363)..............................

Global War on Terrorism: DOD Should Consider All Funds         9/28/2005
 Requested for the War When Determining Needs and
 Covering Expenses (GAO-05-767).........................

Information Technology: Management Improvements Needed          9/7/2005
 on Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Infrastructure
 Modernization Program (GAO-05-805).....................

Rebuilding Iraq: U.S. Water and Sanitation Efforts Need         9/7/2005
 Improved Measures for Assessing Impact and Sustained
 Resources for Maintaning Facilities (GAO-05-872).......

Global War on Terrorism: DOD Needs to Improve the              9/21/2005
 Reliability of Cost Data and Provide Additional
 Guidance to Control Costs (GAO-05-882).................

Department of Energy: Additional Opportunities Exist for        9/9/2005
 Reducing Laboratory Contractors' Support Costs (GAO-05-
 897)...................................................

Wind Power: Impacts on Wildlife and Government                 9/16/2005
 Responsibilities for Regulating Development and
 Protecting Wildlife (GAO-05-906).......................

Force Structure: Actions Needed to Improve Estimates and       9/29/2005
 Oversight of Costs for Transforming Army to a Modular
 Force (GAO-05-926).....................................

Rebuilding Iraq: U.S. Assistance for the January 2005           9/7/2005
 Elections (GAO-05-932R)................................

Army Corps of Engineers: Improved Planning and Financial       9/16/2005
 Management Should Replace Reliance on Reprogramming
 Actions to Manage Project Funds (GAO-05-946)...........

Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel               9/30/2005
 Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2005
 (GAO-05-961)...........................................

Alaska Native Villages: Recent Federal Assistance               8/2/2005
 Exceeded $3 Billion, with Most Provided to Regional
 Nonprofits (GAO-05-719)................................

Small Business Participation in the Alaska Natural Gas          8/4/2005
 Pipeline Project (GAO-05-860R).........................

Border Patrol: Available Data on Interior Checkpoints          7/22/2005
 Suggest Differences in Sector Performance (GAO-05-435).

Interagency Contracting: Franchise Funds Provide               7/29/2005
 Convenience, but Value to DOD is Not Demonstrated (GAO-
 05-456)................................................

Defense Ammunition: DOD Meeting Small and Medium Caliber       7/27/2005
 Ammunition Needs, but Additional Actions Are Necessary
 (GAO-05-687)...........................................

Nuclear Waste: Better Performance Reporting Needed to          7/29/2005
 Assess DOE's Ability to Achieve the Goals of the
 Accelerated Cleanup Program (GAO-05-764)...............

Business Systems Modernization: Internal Revenue               7/22/2005
 Service's Fiscal Year 2005 Expenditure Plan (GAO-05-
 774)...................................................

Military Bases: Analysis of DOD's 2005 Selection Process        7/1/2005
 and Recommendations for Base Closures and Realignments
 (GAO-05-785)...........................................

District of Columbia: Federal Funds for Foster Care            7/22/2005
 Improvements Used to Implement New Programs, but
 Challenges Remain (GAO-05-787).........................

Southeast Asia: Better Human Rights Reviews and                7/29/2005
 Strategic Planning Needed for U.S. Assistance to
 Foreign Security Forces (GAO-05-793)...................

Military Personnel: DOD Needs to Improve the                   7/19/2005
 Transparency and Reassess the Reasonableness,
 Appropriateness, Affordability, and Sustainability of
 Its Military Compensation System (GAO-05-798)..........

Information Management: Acquisition of the Electronics         7/15/2005
 Records Archives Is Progressing (GAO-05-802)...........

Aviation Security: Transportation Security                     7/22/2005
 Administration Did Not Fully Disclose Uses of Personal
 Information During Secure Flight Program Testing in
 Initial Privacy Notes, but Has Recently Taken Steps to
 More Fully Inform the Public (GAO-05-864R).............

Rebuilding Iraq: Status of Funding and Reconstruction          7/28/2005
 Efforts (GAO-05-876)...................................

Wildland Fire Management: Timely Identification of Long-       7/14/2005
 Term Options and Funding Needs Is Critical (GAO-05-
 923T)..................................................

Department of Defense's Assessment Addresses                   7/28/2005
 Congressional Concerns but Lacks Detail on High Energy
 Laser Transition Plans (GAO-05-933R)...................

Intellectual Property: Key Processes for Managing Patent       6/17/2005
 Automation Strategy Need Stengthening (GAO-05-336).....

Army Depot Maintenance: Ineffective Oversight of Depot         6/30/2005
 Maintenance Operations and System Implementation
 Efforts (GAO-05-441)...................................

U.S.-China Trade: Commerce Faces Practical and Legal           6/17/2005
 Challenges in Applying Countervailing Duties (GAO-05-
 474)...................................................

DOD Problem Disbursements: Long-standing Accounting             6/2/2005
 Weaknesses Result in Inaccurate Records and Substantial
 Write-offs (GAO-05-521)................................

Defense Acquisitions: Incentives and Pressures That            6/23/2005
 Drive Problems Affecting Satellite and Related
 Acquisitions (GAO-05-570R).............................

Federal Disability Assistance: Wide Array of Programs           6/2/2005
 Needs to be Examined in Light of 21st Century
 Challenges (GAO-05-626)................................

Defense Acquisitions: Resolving Development Risks in the       6/15/2005
 Army's Networked Communications Capabilities Is Key to
 Fielding Future Force (GAO-05-669).....................

Transportation Security Administration: Clear Policies         6/29/2005
 and Oversight Needed for Designation of Sensitive
 Security Information (GAO-05-677)......................

Opportunities Exist to Improve Future Comprehensive            6/27/2005
 Master Plans for Changing U.S. Defense Infrastructure
 Overseas (GAO-05-680R).................................

Survey of Program Officials--Review of Federal Programs         6/2/2005
 Supporting People with Disabilities (GAO-05-695SP).....

Intellectual Property: USPTO Has Made Progress in Hiring       6/17/2005
 Examiners, but Challenges to Retention Remain (GAO-05-
 720)...................................................

Defense Management: Processes to Estimate and Track             5/5/2005
 Equipment Reconstitution Costs Can Be Improved (GAO-05-
 293)...................................................

Fiscal Year 2006 Budget Request: U.S. Government               5/23/2005
 Accountability Office (GAO-05-447T)....................

Charter Schools: Oversight Practices in the District of        5/19/2005
 Columbia (GAO-05-490)..................................

Capitol Power Plant: Actions Needed to Improve Operating        4/8/2005
 Efficiency (543121)....................................

U.S.-China Trade: Textile Safeguard Procedures Should Be        4/4/2005
 Improved (GAO-05-296)..................................

U.S. Public Diplomacy: Interagency Coordination Efforts         4/4/2005
 Hampered by the Lack of a National Communication
 Strategy (GAO-05-323)..................................

Kennedy Center: Stronger Oversight of Fire Safety              4/22/2005
 Issues, Construction Projects, and Financial Management
 Needed (GAO-05-334)....................................

Vehicle Safety: Opportunities Exist to Enhance NHTSA's         4/29/2005
 New Car Assessment Program (GAO-05-370)................

National Park Service: Managed Properties in the               4/15/2005
 District of Columbia (GAO-05-378)......................

Immigration Benefits: Twelfth Report Required by the           4/14/2005
 Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 (GAO-
 05-481R)...............................................

Kennedy Center: Stronger Oversight of Fire Safety               4/6/2005
 Issues, Construction Projects, and Financial Management
 Needed (GAO-05-516T)...................................

Aviation Fees: Review of Air Carriers' Year 2000               4/18/2005
 Passenger and Property Screening Costs (GAO-05-558)....

Defense Acquisitions: Status of Ballistic Missile              3/31/2005
 Defense Program in 2004 (GAO-05-243)...................

Information Technology: Customs Automated Commercial           3/14/2005
 Environment Program Progressing, but Need for
 Management Improvements Continues (GAO-05-267).........

Tactical Aircraft: Opportunity to Reduce Risks in the          3/15/2005
 Joint Strike Fighter Program with Different Acquisition
 Strategy (GAO-05-271)..................................

Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Major            3/31/2005
 Weapon Programs (GAO-05-301)...........................

Tactical Aircraft: Air Force Still Needs Business Case         3/15/2005
 to Support F/A-22 Quantities and Increased Capabilities
 (GAO-05-304)...........................................

Aviation Security: Secure Flight Development and Testing       3/28/2005
 Under Way, but Risks Should Be Managed as System Is
 Further Developed (GAO-05-356).........................

Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel               3/31/2005
 Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30,
 2004 (GAO-05-359)......................................

Aviation Security: Systematic Planning Needed to               3/15/2005
 Optimize the Deployment of Checked Baggage Screening
 Systems (GAO-05-365)...................................

Department of Education's Update of the State and Other        3/22/2005
 Tax Allowance for Student Aid Award Year 2005-2006 (GAO-
 05-408R)...............................................

Captiol Police--Use of Emergency Response Fund for              2/3/2005
 Overtime Pay (B-303964)................................

Homeland Security: Management of First Responder Grant          2/2/2005
 Programs Has Improved, but Challenges Remain (GAO-05-
 121)...................................................

National Nuclear Security Administration: Contractors'          2/2/2005
 Strategies to Recruit and Retain a Critically Skilled
 Workforce Are Generally Effective (GAO-05-164).........

Defense Acquisitions: Improved Management Practices            2/28/2005
 Could Help Minimize Cost Growth in Navy Shipbuilding
 Programs (GAO-05-183)..................................

Homeland Security: Some Progress Made, but Many                2/23/2005
 Challenges Remain on U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status
 Indicator Technology Program (GAO-05-202)..............

Office of Personnel Management: Retirement Systems             2/28/2005
 Modernization Program Faces Numerous Challenges (GAO-05-
 237)...................................................

Aviation Security: Measures for Testing the Impact of          2/23/2005
 Using Commercial Data for the Secure Flight Program
 (GAO-05-324)...........................................

Office of National Drug Control Policy--Video News              1/4/2005
 Release (B-303495).....................................

Telemarketing: Implementation of the National Do-Not-          1/28/2005
 Call Registry (GAO-05-113).............................

Drug Control: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas'           1/28/2005
 Efforts to Link Investigations to International Drug
 Traffickers (GAO-05-122)...............................

Coast Guard: Station Readiness Improving, but Resource         1/31/2005
 Challenges and Management Concerns Remain (GAO-05-161).

Highway And Transit Investments: Options for Improving         1/24/2005
 Information on Projects' Benefits and Costs and
 Increasing Accountability for Results (GAO-05-172).....
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  ACTIVE ASSIGNMENTS IN PROCESS FOR HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND
                  SUBCOMMITTEES AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2006
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                                  Title
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ARMY PROGRESS TO DATE IN MEETING GOALS OF THE FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEM
 PROGRAM (ASM)

FISCAL YEAR 2006 ASSESSMENT OF THE MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY'S BALLISTIC
 MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM (ASM)

ARMY'S USE OF LEAD SYSTEM INTEGRATOR APPROACH FOR ITS FUTURE COMBAT
 SYSTEM PROGRAM (ASM)

EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT PROGRAM ELEMENT STRUCTURE FOR CONGRESSIONAL
 OVERSIGHT OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, TESTING, AND EVALUATION
 APPROPRIATIONS (ASM)

JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER ACQUISITION PROGRAM (ASM)

QUALITY ASSURANCE POLICIES AND PRACTICES USED BY DOD AND ITS LARGE
 CONTRACTORS (ASM)

JOINT SEABASING (DCM)

DOD'S LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR CORROSION PREVENTION AND MITIGATION (DCM)

BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE BOOST AND ASCENT PHASE TECHNICAL AND
 OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES (DCM)

ARMY MODULAR BRIGADE RESTRUCTURING PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS,
 COST OF IMPLEMENTATION, AND TESTING AND EVALUATION OF NEW UNIT
 ORGANIZATIONS (DCM)

IMPACT OF OUTSOURCING ON INCREASING MILITARY OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE
 COSTS (DCM)

DOD'S FISCAL YEAR 2008 OVERSEAS INFRASTRUCTURE MASTER PLANS AND MASTER
 PLANNING EFFORT FOR THE MILITARY BUILDUP ON GUAM (DCM)

NAVY MANAGEMENT APPROACHES IN IMPLEMENTING FLEET RESPONSE PLAN (DCM)

JOINT IMPROVED EXPLOSIVE DEVICE DEFEAT ORGANIZATION (JIEDDO) MANAGEMENT
 AND OPERATIONS (DCM)

ARMY'S COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR OPTIONS TO TREAT VX WASTEWATER FROM THE
 NEWPORT CHEMICAL AGENT DISPOSAL FACILITY (DCM)

PURCHASES AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S HANFORD
 WASTE TREATMENT PLANT (WTP) (FMA)

MEDICAL RETENTION PROCESSING (MRP) FOLLOW-UP (FMA)

NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER (NAWC) CARRYOVER (FMA)

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S COMPLIANCE WITH THE IMPROPER PAYMENTS
 INFORMATION ACT OF 2002 REGARDING TRAVEL EXPENDITURES (FMA)

INDEPENDENT AND SPECIAL COUNSEL EXPENDITURES FOR THE 6 MONTHS ENDED
 SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 (FMA)

UNITED STATES SECRET SERVICE'S FISCAL YEAR 2006 COSTS FOR PROTECTING THE
 SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY (FMA)

HUD EFFORTS TO PRESERVE PROJECT-BASED SECTION 8 AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS
 (FMCI)

STATE PROCEDURES FOR USING EMINENT DOMAIN AND IMPACT ON AFFECTED
 COMMUNITIES (FMCI)

COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION OF THE YOUTHBUILD PROGRAM (FMCI)

HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO LOW-INCOME VETERANS (FMCI)

SECTION 8 PROJECT BASED HOUSING PRESERVATION PRESENTATION (FMCI)

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AVAILABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES (HC)

DEFENSE HEALTH CARE: DRINKING WATER CONTAMINATION AND RELATED HEALTH
 EFFECTS AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA (HC)

HEALTH CAREERS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM AWARDS (HC)

COST COMPARISON OF HOUSING BUREAU OF PRISONS INMATES IN FEDERAL, PRIVATE
 AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES (HSJ)

AIR CARRIER PRESCREENING NAME MATCHING PROCEDURES (HSJ)

COAST GUARD DEEPWATER PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (HSJ)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES
 (HSJ)

U.S. CAPITOL POLICE ANNUAL REPORT (HSJ)

REVIEW OF THE SECURE BORDER INITIATIVE: SBINET PROGRAM'S EXXPENDITURE
 PLAN (HSJ)

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION LETTER OF INTENT AGREEMENT WITH
 LOS ANGELES WORLD AIRPORT AUTHORITY (HSJ)

U.S. INTERNATIONAL BASIC EDUCATION EFFORTS (IAT)

CHILD SURVIVAL AND HEALTH PROGRAMS FUND (IAT)

US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID) TSUNAMI RECONSTRUCTION
 PROGRAM IN ASIA (IAT)

U.S. AID TO WEST BANK AND GAZA-OBLIGATIONS AND EXPENDITURES FOR FY 2005-
 2006 (IAT)

CBP'S FULFILLMENT OF ITS REVENUE COLLECTION FUNCTIONS (IAT)

MANDATED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY'S CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
 REPORT (IT)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY'S (DHS) FISCAL YEAR 2006 US-VISIT
 EXPENDITURE PLAN (IT)

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE'S BUSINESS MISSION AREA FEDERATED ARCHITECTURE
 STRATEGY AND TIERED ACCOUNTABILITY APPROACH (IT)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) DATA MINING PROGRAMS USING ADVISE
 (IT)

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DIGITAL TALKING BOOKS PROGRAM FOR THE BLIND AND
 PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED (IT)

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE'S (IRS) FISCAL YEAR 2007 BUSINESS SYSTEMS
 MODERNIZATION (BSM) EXPENDITURE PLAN (IT)

DIVISION OF COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND RESOURCES
 BETWEEN EPA HEADQUARTERS, REGIONS, AND STATES (NRE)

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S MANAGEMENT OF COST AND SCHEDULE FOR MAJOR
 PROJECTS (NRE)

CONTAMINATION OF URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE CONTAINMENT CYLINDERS BY PHOSGENE
 AT DOE GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANTS (NRE)

DISPOSITION AND MANAGEMENT OF BURIED TRANSURANIC WASTE AT DEPARTMENT OF
 ENERGY FACILITIES (NRE)

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY'S BULK VITRIFICATION PROJECT (NRE)

THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION'S CONTRACT WITH SHOWTIME NETWORKS TO DEVELOP
 AN ON-DEMAND CHANNEL (NRE)

FEDERAL EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY, PRIORITIZE, AND FUND REDUCTION ACTIVITIES
 (NRE)

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR'S CONSERVATION EASEMENT PROGRAM (NRE)

FOREST SERVICE AND BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT LAND EXCHANGE PROGRAMS
 (NRE)

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH ELECTRONIC WASTE DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING PRACTICES
 (NRE)

SAFETY OVERSIGHT AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES OF THE FEDERAL RAILROAD
 ADMINISTRATION (PI)

COMPLIANCE WITH SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROVISIONS OF THE AMERICANS WITH
 DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990 (PI)

PROJECT TRENDS IN THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION NEW STARTS PROGRAM
 (PI)

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION'S REAL PROPERTY MANAGMENT AND SECURITY (PI)

ASSESSMENT OF CONGRESS' CARBON EMISSIONS AND COST-EFFECTIVE OPTIONS FOR
 REDUCING THE EMISSIONS (PI)

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL: STATUS OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW RECOMMENDATIONS
 (PI)

IRS AND FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK MANAGEMENT OF BANK SECRECY
 ACT COMPLIANCE (SI)

BUDGET JUSTIFICATION REVIEW: CENSUS BUREAU 2007 BUDGET REQUEST (SI)

EXAMINATION OF FEDERAL DEPENDENT CARE NEEDS AS DETERMINED BY OPM AND GSA
 (SI)
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                               Appendix A


             BACKGROUND OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

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

                      Membership of the Committee

    The new Committee on Appropriations--six Republicans and 
three Democrats--was appointed on December 11, 1865, in the 1st 
session of the 39th Congress, and first reported the general 
appropriations bills for the fiscal year 1867. By 1920, the 
number of members had grown to 21. It was changed that year to 
35 and gradually increased to 50 by 1951, and now numbers 66 
members with 37 Republicans and 29 Democrats.

                           Committee Chairmen

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

                       The Growth of Expenditures

    In the early years of the Congress, a single general 
appropriation bill from the Ways and Means Committee met the 
needs of the country. The first bill, in 1789, appropriated 
$639,000 and covered 13 lines of the printed statutes. Five 
years later, in 1794, the Army was supplied in a separate bill, 
then the Navy in 1799. This trend continued until in 1865, 
there were 10 bills passed over to the new Committee on 
Appropriations, not including deficiency bills. For fiscal year 
2006, 11 regular appropriations bills and various supplemental 
bills have provided a total of $987 billion.
    Over the years, large sustained spending increases of the 
Federal Government usually occurred in connection with wars. 
For several years prior to the Civil War, Federal expenditures 
averaged $60,000,000 annually. By the peak of the war, in 
fiscal year 1865, expenditures amounted to $1,297,555,224. The 
year following the war--fiscal year 1866--spending was reduced 
to $520,809,417.
    In the first year for which the new Committee on 
Appropriations reported the general bills, fiscal year 1867, 
total expenditures of the Government were $357,542,675. In the 
ensuing 100 years the lowest expenditure level was 
$236,964,327--in fiscal year 1878. The Spanish-American War 
period marked the high point for the remainder of the century; 
in fiscal year 1899 expenditures reached $605,072,179, but by 
1902 had dropped back to $485,234,249. With the onset of World 
War I expenditures again crossed the billion-dollar mark in 
fiscal year 1917, reached a war peak of $18,514,879,955 in 
fiscal year 1919, and receded by fiscal year 1927 to 
$2,974,029,674, the lowest subsequent level.
    By 1940, spending in appropriations bills had climbed to 
$14.6 billion as a result mainly of various New Deal 
legislation--when we began meeting local problems with national 
programs. Since 1934, our national wealth has increased 41 
times.
    By 1943, the fiscal high point of World War II--some $143.8 
billion was being spent. After World War II spending declined 
to the $30 billion range and then increased to $91.1 billion in 
1951 in connection with the Korean War. After the Korean War, 
Federal spending in appropriations bills decreased to $47.6 
billion in 1954.

                           The Budget Process

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


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


                                 Rule X


                       ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES

             Committees and Their Legislative Jurisdictions

    1. There shall be in the House the following standing 
committees, each of which shall have the jurisdiction and 
related functions assigned by this clause and clauses 2, 3, and 
4. All bills, resolutions, and other matters relating to 
subjects within the jurisdiction of the standing committees 
listed in this clause shall be referred to those committees, in 
accordance with clause 2 of rule XII, as
follows:

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Committee on Appropriations
            (1) Appropriation of the revenue for the support of 
        the Government.
            (2) Rescissions of appropriations contained in 
        appropriation Acts.
            (3) Transfers of unexpended balances.
            (4) Bills and joint resolutions reported by other 
        committees that provide new entitlement authority as 
        defined in section 3(9) of the Congressional Budget Act 
        of 1974 and referred to the committee under clause 
        4(a)(2).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                   General Oversight Responsibilities

    2. (a) The various standing committees shall have general 
oversight responsibilities as provided in paragraph (b) in 
order to assist the House in--
            (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of--
                    (A) the application, administration, 
                execution, and effectiveness of Federal laws; 
                and
                    (B) conditions and circumstances which may 
                indicate the necessity or desirability of 
                enacting new or additional legislation; and
            (2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment 
        of changes in Federal laws, and of such additional 
        legislation as may be necessary or appropriate.
    (b)(1) In order to determine whether laws and programs 
addressing subjects within the jurisdiction of a committee are 
being implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent 
of Congress and whether they should be continued, curtailed, or 
eliminated, each standing committee (other than the Committee 
on Appropriations) shall review and study on a continuing 
basis--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                      Special Oversight Functions

    3. (a) The Committee on Appropriations shall conduct such 
studies and examinations of the organization and operation of 
executive departments and other executive agencies (including 
an agency the majority of the stock of which is owned by the 
United States) as it considers necessary to assist it in the 
determination of matters within its jurisdiction.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                   Additional Functions of Committees

    4. (a)(1)(A) The Committee on Appropriations shall, within 
30 days after the transmittal of the Budget to the Congress 
each year, hold hearings on the Budget as a whole with 
particular reference to--
            (i) the basic recommendations and budgetary 
        policies of the President in the presentation of the 
        Budget; and
            (ii) the fiscal, financial, and economic 
        assumptions used as bases in arriving at total 
        estimated expenditures and receipts.
    (B) In holding hearings pursuant to subdivision (A), the 
committee shall receive testimony from the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and such 
other persons as the committee may desire.
    (C) A hearing under subdivision (A), or any part thereof, 
shall be held in open session, except when the committee, in 
open session and with a quorum present, determines by record 
vote that the testimony to be taken at that hearing on that day 
may be related to a matter of national security. The committee 
may by the same procedure close one subsequent day of hearing. 
A transcript of all such hearings shall be printed and a copy 
thereof furnished to each Member, Delegate, and the Resident 
Commissioner.
    (D) A hearing under subdivision (A), or any part thereof, 
may be held before a joint meeting of the committee and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate in accordance with 
such procedures as the two committees jointly may determine.
    (2) Pursuant to section 401(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, when a committee reports a bill or joint 
resolution that provides new entitlement authority as defined 
in section 3(9) of that Act, and enactment of the bill or joint 
resolution, as reported, would cause a breach of the 
committee's pertinent allocation of new budget authority under 
section 302(a) of that Act, the bill or joint resolution may be 
referred to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions 
to report it with recommendations (which may include an 
amendment limiting the total amount of new entitlement 
authority provided in the bill or joint resolution). If the 
Committee on Appropriations fails to report a bill or joint 
resolution so referred within 15 calendar days (not counting 
any day on which the house is not in session), the committee 
automatically shall be discharged from consideration of the 
bill or joint resolution, and the bill or joint resolution 
shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
    (3) In addition, the Committee on Appropriations shall 
study on a continuing basis those provisions of law that (on 
the first day of the first fiscal year for which the 
congressional budget process is effective) provide spending 
authority of permanent budget authority, and shall report to 
the House from time to time its recommendations for terminating 
or modifying such provisions.
    (4) In the manner provided by section 302 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee on 
Appropriations (after consulting with the Committee on 
Appropriations of the Senate) shall subdivide any allocations 
made to it in the joint explanatory statement accompanying the 
conference report on such concurrent resolution, and promptly 
report the subdivisions to the House as soon as practicable 
after a concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year 
is agreed to.
                               Appendix C


                SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND JURISDICTION

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

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

  HENRY BONILLA, Texas, Chairman

ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York         TOM LATHAM, Iowa
SAM FARR, California                 JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri
ALLEN BOYD, Florida                  VIRGIL H. GOODE, Jr., Virginia
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   RAY LaHOOD, Illinois
                                     JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
                                     RODNEY ALEXANDER, Louisiana

                              JURISDICTION

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

                        SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE

    C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida, 
             Chairman

JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania         DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio
NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington          HENRY BONILLA, Texas
MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota          RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana          Jersey
JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia             TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
                                     JACK KINGSTON, Georgia
                                     KAY GRANGER, Texas
                                     RAY LaHOOD, Illinois

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Defense--Military
    Departments of Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air 
      Force, Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Agencies 
      (Except Department of Defense-related accounts and programs 
      under the Subcommittee on Military Quality of Life and 
      Veterans Affairs; and the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
      of the Army (Civil Works))
    Central Intelligence Agency
    Intelligence Community Staff

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

  DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio, Chairman

PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana          RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
CHET EDWARDS, Texas                  Jersey
ED PASTOR, Arizona                   TOM LATHAM, Iowa
JAMES E. CLYBURN, South Carolina     ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
MARION BERRY, Arkansas               JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri
                                     JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
                                     MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
                                     DENNIS R. REHBERG, Montana

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Energy
  Department of Defense--Civil; Department of the Army; Corps of 
    Engineers--Civil
  Department of the Interior; Bureau of Reclamation; Central Utah 
    Project
  Related Agencies
    Appalachian Regional Commission
    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
    Delta Regional Authority
    Denali Commission
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
    Tennessee Valley Authority

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON FOREIGN OPERATIONS, EXPORT FINANCING, AND RELATED 
                                PROGRAMS

   JIM KOLBE, Arizona, Chairman

NITA M. LOWEY, New York              JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan
JESSE L. JACKSON, Jr., Illinois      MARK STEVEN KIRK, Illinois
CAROLYN C. KILPATRICK, Michigan      ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
STEVEN R. ROTHMAN, New Jersey        DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania           JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
                                     DENNIS R. REHBERG, Montana
                                     JOHN CARTER, Texas

                              JURISDICTION

  Agency for International Development
  Department of Defense
    Foreign Military Financing Program
    International Military Assistance and Training
  Department of State
    International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement
    International Organizations and Programs (voluntary 
      contributions)
    Migration and Refugee Assistance
    Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining, and Related 
      Programs
    Peacekeeping Operations (voluntary contributions)
    U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund
  Department of State and Agency for International Development 
    (shared)
    Assistance for Eastern Europe and the Baltic States
    Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet 
      Union
    Economic Support Fund
    Famine Fund and Global AIDS Initiatives
  Department of the Treasury
    Debt Restructuring
    International Affairs Technical Assistance
    International Monetary Fund
    Multilateral Development Banks
  Export-Import Bank
  Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  Peace Corps
  Trade and Development Agency
  Related activities
    African Development Foundation
    Inter-American Foundation
    Millennium Challenge Account

          SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

 HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky, Chairman

MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota          ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       TOM LATHAM, Iowa
JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri
LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California    JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      JIM KOLBE, Arizona
MARION BERRY, Arkansas               ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
CHET EDWARDS, Texas                  ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
                                     JOHN CARTER, Texas

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Homeland Security

      SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina, 
             Chairman

NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington          ZACH WAMP, Tennessee
JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia             JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York         DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts         ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia      ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
                                     JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
                                     MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of the Interior (Except Bureau of Reclamation and 
    Central Utah Project)
  Environmental Protection Agency
  Other Agencies
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (HHS)
    Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
    Commission of Fine Arts
    Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental 
      Quality
    Forest Service (USDA)
    Indian Health Service
    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and 
      Arts Development
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    National Capital Planning Commission
    National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (Except 
      Institute of Museum and Library Services)
    National Gallery of Art
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (HHS, 
      formerly EPA/Superfund)
    Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
    Presidio Trust
    Smithsonian Institution
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    White House Commission on the National Moment of Remembrance
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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

   RALPH REGULA, Ohio, Chairman

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin             ERNEST J. ISTOOK, Jr., Oklahoma
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland             ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi
NITA M. LOWEY, New York              ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         KAY GRANGER, Texas
JESSE L. JACKSON, Jr., Illinois      JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania
PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island     DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania
LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California    DAVE WELDON, Florida
                                     JAMES T. WALSH, New York
                                     MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Education
  Department of Health and Human Services (Except Agency for 
    Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug 
    Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and 
    National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/
    Superfund))
  Department of Labor
  Related Agencies
    Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
      Disabled
    Corporation for National and Community Service
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
    Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
    Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
    National Council on Disability
    National Education Goals Panel
    National Labor Relations Board
    National Mediation Board
    Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
    Railroad Retirement Board
    Social Security Administration

                   SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

   (The following accounts and 
programs of the Legislative Branch 
are under the jurisdiction of the 
 full Committee on Appropriations)

  House of Representatives
  Joint Items
  Architect of the Capitol (Except Senate Items)
  Botanic Garden
  Capitol Police
  Capitol Visitors Center
  Congressional Budget Office
  Government Accountability Office
  Government Printing Office
  John C. Stennis Center
  Library of Congress
  Office of Compliance
  Open World Leadership Center
  United States Capitol Preservation Commission

  SUBCOMMITTEE ON MILITARY QUALITY OF LIFE AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND 
                            RELATED AGENCIES

JAMES T. WALSH, New York, Chairman

CHET EDWARDS, Texas                  ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
SAM FARR, California                 ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
ALLEN BOYD, Florida                  ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       MARK STEVEN KIRK, Illinois
ROBERT E. ``BUD'' CRAMER, Jr., AlabamaENNIS R. REHBERG, Montana
                                     JOHN CARTER, Texas
                                     RODNEY ALEXANDER, Louisiana

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Defense
    Military Construction, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), 
      Air Force, Defense-wide, and Guard and Reserve Forces
    Facilities Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization, Army, 
      Navy (including Marine Corps), Air Force, and Guard and 
      Reserve Forces
    Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-wide
    Military Family Housing Construction and Operation and 
      Maintenance, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air 
      Force, and Defense-wide
    Family Housing Improvement Fund
    Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund
    Homeowners Assistance Fund
    Basic Allowance for Housing, Army, Navy (including Marine 
      Corps), Air Force, and Guard and Reserve Forces
    Environmental Restoration Accounts
    Base Realignment and Closure Account
    NATO Security Investment Program
    Defense Health Program Account
  Department of Veterans Affairs
  Related Agencies
    American Battle Monuments Commission
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Cemeterial Expenses, Army (DOD)
    Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

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

 FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia, Chairman

ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia      CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina
JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            MARK STEVEN KIRK, Illinois
ROBERT E. ``BUD'' CRAMER, Jr., AlabamaAVE WELDON, Florida
PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island     VIRGIL H. GOODE, Jr., Virginia
CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania           JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas
                                     RODNEY ALEXANDER, Louisiana

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Commerce
  Department of Justice
  Department of State (Except International Narcotics Control; 
    International Organizations and Programs (voluntary 
    contributions); Migration and Refugee Assistance; 
    Nonproliferation, Anti-terrorism, Demining and Related 
    Programs; Peacekeeping Operations (voluntary contributions); 
    U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund; 
    Economic Support Fund)
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  National Science Foundation
  Related Agencies
    Antitrust Modernization Commission
    Broadcasting Board of Governors
    Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
    Commission on Civil Rights
    Commission on International Religious Freedom
    Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
    Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic 
      of China
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Federal Communications Commission
    Federal Trade Commission
    HELP Commission
    International Trade Commission
    Legal Services Corporation
    Marine Mammal Commission
    National Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Coordination 
      Council
    National Veterans Business Development Corporation
    Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Office of the United States Trade Representative
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Small Business Administration
    State Justice Institute
    United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
    United States Institute of Peace

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, AND 
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND 
                          INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan, 
             Chairman

JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts         FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia
STENY H. HOYER, Maryland             HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
ED PASTOR, Arizona                   TODD TIAHRT, Kansas
CAROLYN C. KILPATRICK, Michigan      ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky
JAMES E. CLYBURN, South Carolina     ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
STEVEN R. ROTHMAN, New Jersey        JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
                                     JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas
                                     RALPH REGULA, Ohio

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Department of Transportation
  Department of the Treasury
  District of Columbia
  The Judiciary
  United States Postal Service
    Payment to the Postal Service Fund
  Executive Office of the President
    Armstrong Resolution
    Compensation of the President
    Council of Economic Advisers
    Executive Residence at the White House
    Federal Drug Control Programs
    High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program
    Special Forfeiture Fund
    National Security Council
    Office of Administration
    Office of Management and Budget
    Office of National Drug Control Policy
    Office of Policy Development
    Official Residence of the Vice President
    Special Assistance to the President
    Unanticipated Needs
    White House Office
  Independent Agencies
    Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Election Assistance Commission
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector 
      General
    Federal Election Commission
    Federal Labor Relations Authority
    Federal Maritime Commission
    General Services Administration
    Merit Systems Protection Board
    Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
      Environmental Policy Foundation
    National Archives and Records Administration
    National Credit Union Administration
    National Historical Publications and Records Commission
    National Transportation Safety Board
    Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
    Office of Government Ethics
    Office of Personnel Management and Related Trust Funds
    Office of Special Counsel
    Selective Service System
    United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
    United States Tax Court
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
  General Provisions, Governmentwide
                               Appendix D


                      Committee on Appropriations


                            COMMITTEE RULES


         (Adopted for the 109th Congress on February 15, 2005)

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

    The foregoing resolution adopts the following rules:

Sec. 1: Power to Sit and Act

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

Sec. 2: Subcommittees

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

Sec. 3: Staffing

    (a) Committee Staff--The Chairman is authorized to appoint 
the staff of the Committee, and make adjustments in the job 
titles and compensation thereof subject to the maximum rates 
and conditions established in Clause 9(c) of Rule X of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives. In addition, he is 
authorized, in his discretion, to arrange for their specialized 
training. The Chairman is also authorized to employ additional 
personnel as necessary.
    (b) Assistants to Members--Each of the top twenty-one 
senior majority and minority Members of the full Committee may 
select and designate one staff member who shall serve at the 
pleasure of that Member. Such staff members shall be 
compensated at a rate, determined by the Member, not to exceed 
75 per centum of the maximum established in Clause 9 (c) of 
Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives; Provided, 
That Members designating staff members under this subsection 
must specifically certify by letter to the Chairman that the 
employees are needed and will be utilized for Committee work.

Sec. 4: Committee Meetings

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

Sec. 5: Committee and Subcommittee Hearings

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

Sec. 6: Procedures for Reporting Bills and Resolutions

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

Sec. 7: Voting

    (a) No vote by any Member of the Committee or any of its 
subcommittees with respect to any measure or matter may be cast 
by proxy.
    (b) The vote on any question before the Committee shall be 
taken by the yeas and nays on the demand of one-fifth of the 
Members present.
    (c) The Chairman of the Committee and any of its 
subcommittees may--
          (1) postpone further proceedings when a record vote 
        is ordered on the question of approving a measure or 
        matter or on adopting an amendment;
          (2) resume proceedings on a postponed question at any 
        time after reasonable notice.
          When proceedings resume on a postponed question, 
        notwithstanding any intervening order for the previous 
        question, an underlying proposition shall remain 
        subject to further debate or amendment to the same 
        extent as when the question was postponed.

Sec. 8: Studies and Examinations

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

Sec. 9: Official Travel

    (a) The chairman of a subcommittee shall approve requests 
for travel by subcommittee members and staff for official 
business within the jurisdiction of that subcommittee. The 
ranking minority member of a subcommittee shall concur in such 
travel requests by minority members of that subcommittee and 
the Ranking Minority Member shall concur in such travel 
requests for Minority Members of the Committee. Requests in 
writing covering the purpose, itinerary, and dates of proposed 
travel shall be submitted for final approval to the Chairman. 
Specific approval shall be required for each and every trip.
    (b) The Chairman is authorized during the recess of the 
Congress to approve travel authorizations for Committee Members 
and staff, including travel outside the United States.
    (c) As soon as practicable, the Chairman shall direct the 
head of each Government agency concerned not to honor requests 
of subcommittees, individual Members, or staff for travel, the 
direct or indirect expenses of which are to be defrayed from an 
executive appropriation, except upon request from the Chairman.
    (d) In accordance with Clause 8 of Rule X of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives and Section 502 (b) of the Mutual 
Security Act of 1954, as amended, local currencies owned by the 
United States shall be available to Committee Members and staff 
engaged in carrying out their official duties outside the 
United States, its territories, or possessions. No Committee 
Member or staff member shall receive or expend local currencies 
for subsistence in any country at a rate in excess of the 
maximum per diem rate set forth in applicable Federal law.
    (e) Travel Reports:
          (1) Members or staff shall make a report to the 
        Chairman on their travel, covering the purpose, 
        results, itinerary, expenses, and other pertinent 
        comments.
          (2) With respect to travel outside the United States 
        or its territories or possessions, the report shall 
        include: (1) an itemized list showing the dates each 
        country was visited, the amount of per diem furnished, 
        the cost of transportation furnished, and any funds 
        expended for any other official purpose; and (2) a 
        summary in these categories of the total foreign 
        currencies and/or appropriated funds expended. All such 
        individual reports on foreign travel shall be filed 
        with the Chairman no later than sixty days following 
        completion of the travel for use in complying with 
        reporting requirements in applicable Federal law, and 
        shall be open for public inspection.
          (3) Each Member or employee performing such travel 
        shall be solely responsible for supporting the amounts 
        reported by the Member or employee.
          (4) No report or statement as to any trip shall be 
        publicized making any recommendations in behalf of the 
        Committee without the authorization of a majority of 
        the Committee.
    (f) Members and staff of the Committee performing 
authorized travel on official business pertaining to the 
jurisdiction of the Committee shall be governed by applicable 
laws or regulations of the House and of the Committee on House 
Administration pertaining to such travel, and as promulgated 
from time to time by the
Chairman.
                               Appendix E


               Committee on Appropriations Reorganization

    The Committee reorganized in the beginning of the 109th 
Congress to reduce the number of its subcommittees and make the 
alignment of accounts between subcommittees more efficient. 
This reorganization enabled the Committee to perform more 
effective oversight and complete its bills in a timelier 
manner. The number of subcommittees was reduced from 13 to 10, 
and the number of regular appropriations bills was reduced from 
13 to 11 (the Legislative Branch bill was managed by the full 
Committee.)
    The Senate Committee on Appropriations adopted a similar 
reorganization plan, although there were a few differences. To 
summarize these differences:
          (1) four Defense programs (basic allowance for 
        housing; facilities sustainment, restoration and 
        modernization; environmental restoration; and defense 
        health) moved to the Military Quality of Life and 
        Veterans Affairs bill in the House, while they stayed 
        in the Defense bill in the Senate;
          (2) the State Department and related programs moved 
        to the State-Foreign Operations bill in the Senate, 
        while they remained in the Science, State, Justice, 
        Commerce bill in the House; and
          (3) the District of Columbia accounts were moved into 
        the Transportation, Treasury, HUD, the Judiciary and 
        District of Columbia bill in the House, while the 
        Senate maintained a separate District of Columbia bill 
        and subcommittee. In addition, the Senate maintained a 
        separate Legislative Branch subcommittee while the 
        House moved the responsibility for that bill to the 
        full Committee.
    The following provides detail on account jurisdiction 
changes from the 108th Congress to the 109th Congress 
associated with the House Committee on Appropriation's 
reorganization.
      

     Appropriations Subcommittee Jurisdictional Changes--Crosswalk






                               AGRICULTURE

                                No change

                  SCIENCE, STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE

        (Previously Commerce, Justice, State, and the Judiciary)





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               Delete                          New Subcommittee
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The Judiciary                        Transportation, Treasury, Housing
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                Add                         Previous Subcommittee
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National Aeronautics and Space       VA-HUD
 Administration
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National Science Foundation          VA-HUD
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Office of Science and Technology     VA-HUD
 Policy
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                                 DEFENSE
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               Delete                          New Subcommittee
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Basic Allowance for Housing          Military Quality of Life and
                                      Veterans Affairs
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Facilities Sustainment, Restoration  Military Quality of Life and
 and Modernization                    Veterans Affairs
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Environmental Restoration accounts   Military Quality of Life and
                                      Veterans Affairs
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Defense Health Program               Military Quality of Life and
                                      Veterans Affairs
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                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

 ELIMINATED SUBCOMMITTEE AND ADDED ACCOUNTS TO TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY,
                                   HUD





                            ENERGY AND WATER
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                Add                         Previous Subcommittee
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Economic Regulatory Administration   Interior
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Energy Information Administration    Interior
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DOE Office of Hearings and Appeals   Interior
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve          Interior
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Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale        Interior
 Reserves
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Fossil Energy Research and           Interior
 Development
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Clean Coal Technology                Interior
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Energy Conservation                  Interior
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Alternative Fuels Production         Interior
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Elk Hills School Lands Fund          Interior
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Alaska Gas Pipeline Authorities      Interior
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Weatherization Assistance Grants     Labor-HHS
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                           FOREIGN OPERATIONS

                                No change

                            HOMELAND SECURITY

                                No change





                      INTERIOR AND THE ENVIRONMENT
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               Delete                          New Subcommittee
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Economic Regulatory Administration   Energy and Water
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Energy Information Administration    Energy and Water
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DOE Office of Hearings and Appeals   Energy and Water
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Strategic Petroleum Reserve          Energy and Water
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Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale        Energy and Water
 Reserves
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Fossil Energy Research and           Energy and Water
 Development
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Clean Coal Technology                Energy and Water
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Energy Conservation                  Energy and Water
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Alternative Fuels Production         Energy and Water
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Elk Hills School Lands Fund          Energy and Water
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Alaska Gas Pipeline Authorities      Energy and Water
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                Add                         Previous Subcommittee
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Environmental Protection Agency      VA-HUD
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Agency for Toxic Substances and      VA-HUD
 Disease Registry (HHS)
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National Institute of Environmental  VA-HUD
 Health Sciences (HHS, formerly EPA/
 Superfund)
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Council on Environmental Quality     VA-HUD
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Chemical Safety and Hazard           VA-HUD
 Investigation Board
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White House Commission on the        VA-HUD
 National Moment of Remembrance
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             LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION
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               Delete                          New Subcommittee
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Weatherization Assistance Grants     Energy and Water
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Armed Forces Retirement Home         Military Quality of Life and
                                      Veterans Affairs
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                Add                         Previous Subcommittee
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Corporation for National and         VA-HUD
 Community Service (non-VISTA and
 seniors programs)
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  *COM041*ALL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES ARE UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE
    FULL COMMITTEE--NO CHANGE TO PROGRAM JURISDICTIONS UNDER THE BILL




                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH




              MILITARY QUALITY OF LIFE AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
                   (Previously Military Construction)
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                Add                         Previous Subcommittee
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Basic Allowance for Housing          Defense
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Facilities Sustainment, Restoration  Defense
 and Modernization
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Environmental Restoration programs   Defense
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Defense Health Program account       Defense
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Department of Veterans Affairs       VA-HUD
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American Battle Monuments            VA-HUD
 Commission
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Cemeterial Expenses, Army            VA-HUD
 (Arlington Cemetery)
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Court of Appeals for Veterans        VA-HUD
 Claims
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Armed Forces Retirement Home         Labor-HHS
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 TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY,
                        AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
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                Add                         Previous Subcommittee
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Department of Housing and Urban      VA-HUD
 Development
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District of Columbia                 District of Columbia
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The Judiciary                        Commerce, Justice, State, Judiciary
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Consumer Product Safety Commission   VA-HUD
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Federal Deposit Insurance            VA-HUD
 Corporation, Office of Inspector
 General
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Federal Consumer Information Center  VA-HUD
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National Credit Union                VA-HUD
 Administration
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Neighborhood Reinvestment            VA-HUD
 Corporation
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Selective Service System             VA-HUD
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United States Interagency Council    VA-HUD
 on Homelessness
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                       VA-HUD-INDEPENDENT AGENCIES
(All programs and activities are transferred to various subcommittees as
                                follows)
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               Delete                          New Subcommittee
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Department of Veterans Affairs       Military Quality of Life and
                                      Veterans Affairs
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Department of Housing and Urban      Transportation, Treasury, and
 Development                          Housing
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Agency for Toxic Substances and      Interior and Environment
 Disease Registry
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American Battle Monuments            Military Quality of Life and
 Commission                           Veterans Affairs
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Cemeterial Expenses, Army            Military Quality of Life and
 (Arlington National Cemetery)        Veterans Affairs
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Chemical Safety and Hazard           Interior and Environment
 Investigation Board
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Community Development Financial      Transportation, Treasury, and
 Institutions                         Housing
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Federal Citizen Information Center   Transportation, Treasury, and
 Fund                                 Housing
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Consumer Product Safety Commission   Transportation, Treasury, and
                                      Housing
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Corporation for National and         Labor, HHS, and Education
 Community Service
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Council on Environmental Quality     Interior and Environment
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Court of Appeals for Veterans        Military Quality of Life and
 Claims                               Veterans Affairs
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Environmental Protection Agency      Interior and the Environment
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Federal Deposit Insurance            Transportation, Treasury, and
 Corporation, Office of Inspector     Housing
 General
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National Aeronautics and Space       Science, State, Justice and
 Administration                       Commerce
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National Credit Union                Transportation, Treasury, and
 Administration                       Housing
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National Institute of Environmental  Interior and Environment
 Health Sciences (HHS, formerly EPA/
 Superfund)
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National Science Foundation          Science, State, Justice and
                                      Commerce
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Neighborhood Reinvestment            Transportation, Treasury, and
 Corporation                          Housing
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Office of Science and Technology     Science, State, Justice and
 Policy                               Commerce
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Selective Service System             Transportation, Treasury, and
                                      Housing
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U.S. Interagency Council on          Transportation, Treasury, and
 Homelessness                         Housing
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White House Commission on the        Interior and Environment
 National Moment of Remembrance
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