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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    111-202

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2010

                                _______
                                

 July 10, 2009.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 3170]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for financial services and general government 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

                               __________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Introduction...............................................
                                                                      2
Major priorities...........................................
                                                                      3
Terminations, reductions, and other savings................
                                                                      8
Operating plan and reprogramming procedures................
                                                                      8
Program, project, and activity.............................
                                                                      9
Title I--Department of the Treasury........................     2
                                                                     10
Title II--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
    Appropriated to the President..........................    20
                                                                     29
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    34
                                                                     41
Title IV--District of Columbia.............................    43
                                                                     49
Title V--Independent Agencies..............................    57
                                                                     57
        Administrative Conference of the United States.....    57
                                                                     57
        Consumer Product Safety Commission.................    57
                                                                     57
        Election Assistance Commission.....................    58
                                                                     59
        Federal Communications Commission..................    59
                                                                     61
        Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation..............    60
                                                                     63
        Federal Election Commission........................    60
                                                                     63
        Federal Labor Relations Authority..................    60
                                                                     64
        Federal Trade Commission...........................    61
                                                                     64
        General Services Administration....................    63
                                                                     66
        Merit Systems Protection Board.....................    75
                                                                     75
        Morris K. Udall Foundation.........................    76
                                                                     75
        National Archives and Records Administration.......    77
                                                                     76
        National Credit Union Administration...............    79
                                                                     79
        Office of Government Ethics........................    80
                                                                     81
        Office of Personnel Management.....................    80
                                                                     81
        Office of Special Counsel..........................    84
                                                                     87
        Postal Regulatory Commission.......................    84
                                                                     87
        Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board........    85
                                                                     88
        Securities and Exchange Commission.................    85
                                                                     88
        Selective Service System...........................    87
                                                                     90
        Small Business Administration......................    88
                                                                     90
        United States Postal Service.......................    92
                                                                     99
        United States Tax Court............................    94
                                                                    100
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act.....................    94
                                                                    101
Title VII--General Provisions--Government-wide: 
    Departments, Agencies, and Corporations................   102
                                                                    103
Title VIII--General Provisions, District of Columbia.......   138
                                                                    106
House of Representatives Report Requirements:..............
                                                                    107
        Constitutional authority...........................
                                                                    108
        Statement of general performance goals and 
            objectives.....................................
                                                                    108
        Changes in the application of existing law.........
                                                                    108
        Appropriations not authorized by law...............
                                                                    119
        Transfers of funds.................................
                                                                    121
        Rescissions........................................
                                                                    123
        Compliance with rule XIII, clause 3(e) (Ramseyer 
            rule)..........................................
                                                                    123
        Directed spending by Congress and Executive........
                                                                    125
        Disclosure of earmarks.............................
                                                                    125
        Full Committee votes...............................
                                                                    145
        Comparison with the budget resolution..............
                                                                    154
        Five-year outlay projections.......................
                                                                    154
        Financial assistance to state and local governments
                                                                    154
Tabular summary of the bill................................
                                                                    156
Minority Views.............................................
                                                                    173

     Introduction to the Financial Services and General Government 
                          Appropriations Bill

    The programs funded within the Financial Services and 
General Government Appropriations Bill touch the lives of 
nearly every American.
           Anyone who completes a Federal income tax 
        form relies on the Internal Revenue Service programs in 
        this bill to have that form efficiently processed and 
        taxes properly and fairly assessed.
           Small business owners and their customers 
        benefit from the Small Business Administration's 
        activities to promote entrepreneurship and the growth 
        of small enterprises.
           Consumers who are worried about dangerous 
        toys and other products can turn to the Consumer 
        Product Safety Commission for help in removing these 
        products from the shelves.
           Investors large and small look to the 
        Securities and Exchange Commission for protection 
        against fraud and market manipulation.
           A citizen voting in a Federal election can 
        be more confident that his or her vote will be counted 
        accurately because of the funding provided for Help 
        America Vote Act programs.
           Civilian employees of the Federal 
        Government--roughly two million people--rely on 
        agencies in this bill to properly administer their 
        retirement and other benefits and for protection 
        against improper practices.
    The list of examples goes on. Every agency funded by this 
bill has an important role in the basic operation of the United 
States Government. This bill might be thought of as the ``good 
government bill'' since the funding it provides is essential to 
meeting the high standards the American public should demand 
from its government.
    To help meet these responsibilities, the recommended bill 
provides a total of $24,150,000,000 in new discretionary budget 
authority--$1,599,000,000 more than the enacted fiscal year 
2009 level but $75,937,000 less than requested by the 
President.

                     Major Priorities in This Bill

    While the needs addressed by this bill are diverse, major 
priorities that guided the Committee this year include the 
following:
           Rebuilding the regulatory agencies that 
        should stabilize our financial system and protect 
        consumers, investors, and the public;
           Making available capital and other 
        assistance to small businesses and disadvantaged 
        communities;
           Supporting equitable and efficient 
        administration of justice in the Federal courts;
           Providing for fair and effective collection 
        of taxes; and
           Meeting our responsibilities to the Nation's 
        capital city.

                   REBUILDING THE REGULATORY AGENCIES

    For a number of years, the leaders of many regulatory 
agencies have favored a relatively lax policy and argued that 
self-interest and self-regulation would work better than 
government regulation. The Committee is encouraged that new 
leadership has rejected that approach at a number of agencies 
funded in this bill. With that in mind, the Committee 
recommends additional funding above the budget request for the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.
    Nowhere has the failure of self-regulation been more 
obvious and consequential than in financial regulation. We are 
experiencing the deepest economic downturn since the Great 
Depression of the 1930s because of a meltdown in our financial 
infrastructure. Lax regulation allowed financial institutions 
to become excessively leveraged, to create risky assets that 
were formally rated as safe, to provide credit to 
uncreditworthy borrowers, to develop complex new derivatives 
with trillions of dollars of covered value that investors did 
not understand, and to create Ponzi and other fraudulent 
schemes of unprecedented size. These runaway financial excesses 
contributed to excesses in the housing sector. The crises in 
the financial and housing sectors have reinforced each other in 
a downward spiral since 2007 that has spilled over to the rest 
of the economy. The financial meltdown has deprived many worthy 
borrowers of credit--not only homeowners and homebuyers but 
also small businesses, auto buyers and dealers, students and 
others.
    The Administration and Congress are currently developing 
plans to reform financial regulation, including creation of a 
new consumer financial protection agency that would consolidate 
authority now spread among a number of agencies. At this stage, 
however, the Committee must fund currently existing agencies 
with their current responsibilities. As the process of 
developing and enacting reforms proceeds, the Committee will 
adjust its final appropriations for affected agencies 
accordingly.

Securities and Exchange Commission

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is one of the 
key regulatory agencies where new leadership has made 
commitments to sensible regulation and tough enforcement. The 
SEC can help prevent a repetition of recent financial excesses 
by playing its role in restoring and maintaining a sound 
financial infrastructure. The SEC potentially oversees many 
investment institutions and instruments that have created so 
much havoc, sets a framework for accounting principles and 
rating agencies, and has authority to promulgate, investigate 
violations of, and enforce tough rules.
    The Committee has boosted funding for the SEC to $1.036 
billion, going beyond the Administration's request for the 
second consecutive year. That funding permits the SEC to 
increase its staff by about 140 per year in both fiscal years 
2009 and 2010.

Consumer Product Safety Commission

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged 
with reducing the unreasonable risk of injury associated with 
more than 15,000 consumer products. The bill provides funding 
for the ongoing work of the CPSC as well as the implementation 
and enforcement of recently enacted consumer protection 
legislation, specifically the Consumer Product Safety 
Improvement Act, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety 
Act, and the Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.
    The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act was signed into 
law on August 14, 2008 and is considered to be the most 
significant piece of consumer protection legislation enacted 
since the CPSC was established in the early 1970s. The 
legislation received nearly unanimous bipartisan support in 
Congress. Congress passed this legislation in the wake of a 
massive number of consumer products recalled in 2007 and 2008--
more than 20 million--many of which involved toys manufactured 
in China. This bill provides much needed resources for the CPSC 
to support the ongoing implementation of this legislation.
    The bill also provides funding for an increased presence at 
the Nation's ports to keep defective products from entering the 
country. Through its Import Safety Initiative, the CPSC 
positions investigators at key ports of entry to monitor 
shipments of consumer products into the United States. Stopping 
defective products before they enter the country is a proactive 
approach to keeping consumers--and particularly our children--
safe.
    The bill provides a funding level of $113 million for the 
CPSC for fiscal year 2010, $8 million above the current year's 
level and $6 million above the Administration's request. The 
additional funds provided will enable the CPSC to add staff to 
implement new consumer protection legislation as well as to 
meet ongoing workload needs.

Federal Trade Commission

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is yet another key 
agency whose new leadership has a refreshing perspective on its 
regulatory role. As with the SEC and the CPSC, the Committee 
recommends that the FTC receive fiscal year 2010 funding 
greater than the Administration's request. The FTC has 
responsibility for policing non-banking mortgage brokers who 
contributed to the fiasco in mortgage finance in recent years. 
In last year's bill, this Committee strengthened the FTC's 
role, to prevent such widespread and egregious behavior in the 
future. The current recession has created other outbreaks of 
unfair and deceptive practices that the FTC must address, 
including businesses making excessive promises to repair 
credit, prevent foreclosures, or negotiate debt relief. The 
Committee also expects the FTC to take a more active role in 
preventing and punishing anti-competitive behavior than in the 
recent past.
    Believing that the FTC must play a more active role in 
keeping our marketplace working fairly, the Committee funds the 
FTC by $4.5 million above the Administration request for fiscal 
year 2010.

Inspectors General

    While strengthening the capacity of the key regulatory 
agencies, the Committee is also committed to strengthening 
oversight of those and other agencies. For example, this bill 
provides for the first time a separate appropriation for the 
Office of Inspector General at the SEC, in order to help ensure 
the independence of that office. The bill also provides a $3 
million increase above the Administration's request for the 
Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General, to give that 
agency sufficient resources to both perform core audit and 
investigation duties and carry out the special reviews of bank 
failures mandated by law. Similarly, the bill includes a $10 
million increase for the Inspector General at the Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation, to respond to needs associated 
with increased bank failures and receivership activities.

Oversight by the Committee

    The Committee also remains committed to exercising its own 
oversight responsibilities over the agencies it funds. In 
connection with those responsibilities, the Committee is 
asking--in this report--for a series of reports related to the 
TARP and the broader financial stabilization program. Among 
other things, the Committee directs the Treasury Department to 
provide quarterly reports, starting in September, on the 
Department's progress in implementing the recommendations of 
the various oversight bodies, such as the Congressional 
Oversight Panel, the Special Inspector General for TARP, and 
the Government Accountability Office--including justification 
for rejecting any recommendations the Department doesn't plan 
to implement. The Committee also asks the Treasury for specific 
plans for future activities, including plans for ensuring that 
taxpayers' investments are repaid. It also asks for specifics 
concerning the staff and resources that the Department is 
allocating to various tasks related to managing the TARP 
program and other financial stabilization efforts.

        ASSISTING SMALL BUSINESSES AND DISADVANTAGED COMMUNITIES

Small Business Administration

    Through the Small Business Administration (SBA), the 
Federal government plays a crucial role in promoting small 
business ownership and facilitating access to capital. SBA 
supports the creation of small businesses through its many 
programs, including its flagship 7(a) loan guarantee program, 
which makes it easier for small companies to obtain financing. 
The 504 loan program is a ``bricks and mortar'' program that 
provides growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate 
financing for major assets, such as land and buildings. For the 
smallest entrepreneurs, SBA's Microloan program supports loans 
that assist businesses with financing needs of $35,000 or less. 
These loan programs serve to meet the varying credit needs of 
small businesses nationwide. This bill encourages 
entrepreneurship and the creation of small businesses by 
providing funding sufficient to support $28 billion in new 
lending activity to small businesses in fiscal year 2010.
    In addition to providing access to capital, technical 
assistance and other support is needed in order to give small 
businesses the best chance to succeed. Research indicates that 
businesses that survive four years have a better chance of 
surviving long-term, so continued investment in technical 
assistance is money well spent. The bill includes funding for a 
number of SBA's technical assistance programs which provide 
this support to small businesses. The largest of these programs 
are the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) located 
throughout the country which provide a range of counseling and 
training services to entrepreneurs in the local community. This 
bill recognizes the important role of SBDCs by providing $110 
million for fiscal year 2010, $13 million above the 
Administration's request level.
    This bill also recognizes that small businesses in low-
income communities are particularly hard hit in the current 
economic downturn. This bill promotes efforts to help these 
businesses, including increased funding for the Program for 
Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME), which is targeted 
toward low- and very low-income small business owners. Funding 
for PRIME is $8 million in this bill, up from the $3.120 
million proposed by the Administration.

Community Development Financial Institutions

    The Treasury Department's Community Development Financial 
Institutions (CDFI) Fund helps to supply credit to 
disadvantaged communities. The bill includes $243.6 million for 
the CDFI Fund--more than double the amount provided last year--
to help increase the amount of credit, investment capital, and 
financial services available in disadvantaged communities. 
Community development financial institutions are financial 
entities specifically involved in underserved communities, and 
include community development banks, credit unions, housing 
loan funds, microenterprise loan funds, and other financing 
entities helping to spur economic development. The funding in 
this bill will allow these entities to help fill the void that 
has resulted from the overall decline in bank lending activity. 
On average, each dollar invested in the CDFI Fund has leveraged 
at least fifteen dollars in additional private investment in 
underserved communities.
    Within the overall amount for the CDFI Fund is $80 million 
to help jump-start the new Capital Magnet Fund, a new 
competitive grant program for CDFIs and nonprofit 
organizations. The program is designed to increase the supply 
of affordable housing for low-income families by leveraging 
additional investments in the purchase, construction, and 
renovation of affordable housing. The National Low-Income 
Housing Coalition has noted that, even before the recession and 
the rise in foreclosures, a shortage of affordable housing for 
low-income families was very much in evidence. The Capital 
Magnet Fund program should help to provide a bigger supply of 
affordable housing nationwide.

                SUPPORTING JUSTICE IN THE FEDERAL COURTS

    Another major goal of the Committee is to provide 
sufficient resources for the Federal Courts to perform their 
functions of dispensing equal justice under law in a fair, 
careful, and efficient manner. The Judiciary's workload is 
rising, reflecting dislocations caused by the severe recession 
as well as other factors such as increased immigration 
enforcement. The effect is most dramatic in bankruptcy filings, 
which were up by an estimated 28 percent in the 12 month period 
ending on June 30, 2009 and are expected to continue to rise.
    The bill provides a 7.1 percent overall increase for the 
Judiciary, to help the courts keep up with the workload and 
cover operating costs. Among other things, this increase allows 
for hiring of additional personnel, such as 142 more staff for 
the bankruptcy courts and 107 more clerks and other employees 
for the district courts, to help reduce delays for those with 
business before those courts.
    The Committee also recognizes the key role that defense 
counsel play in ensuring trials that are fair and credible. 
Accordingly, the bill provides increased funds for public 
defender services to keep up with rising caseloads. The bill 
also responds to repeated recommendations made by the Judiciary 
to increase the hourly rates of pay for attorneys appointed on 
a case-by-case basis to represent those who cannot afford to 
hire a lawyer. The increase is intended to alleviate the 
difficulties reported by many courts in finding and retaining 
qualified lawyers willing to accept such appointments.

          PROVIDING FOR FAIR AND EFFECTIVE COLLECTION OF TAXES

    The Committee increases funding for enforcement by the 
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as requested by the 
Administration, to address the problem of the ``tax gap.'' The 
last official Treasury estimate of the tax gap (the difference 
between the amount of taxes owed and the amount collected) was 
$290 billion. The IRS National Taxpayer Advocate has 
characterized the tax gap as effectively a surtax of $2,200 per 
compliant taxpayer to subsidize the noncompliance of others.
    The Committee is pleased that the Administration is 
addressing this problem, including the launch of an effort to 
target offshore tax avoidance. In support of this initiative, 
the bill provides funding for new IRS agents to target wealthy 
individuals and businesses who seek to avoid U.S. taxes by 
parking money overseas.
    At the same time, the bill ensures an adequate level of 
funding for IRS Taxpayer Services to ensure that taxpayers are 
able to receive assistance from the IRS--in person, over the 
phone, or on the IRS web site--when filling out tax forms and 
filing returns. The bill continues funding for Tax Counseling 
for the Elderly sites and provides increases above the request 
for the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service, grants to low-income 
taxpayer clinics, and community volunteer income tax assistance 
grants.

         MEETING RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL CITY

    The Financial Services and General Government bill also 
makes appropriations for the District of Columbia. The city and 
its citizens bear a number of additional burdens--as well as 
enjoying benefits--because of Washington's role as the Nation's 
capital, and this bill provides modest assistance to the 
District in recognition of that role. Among other things, the 
measure continues special assistance to improve education in 
both public and charter schools in the District, and also 
adopts the President's proposal for a limited continuation of 
the school voucher program to avoid disrupting the education of 
students currently in the program. While reducing or 
eliminating some payments to the District, the Committee also 
provides new payments to address certain high-priority needs: 
aiding the homeless, helping youth disconnected from school or 
work, and slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
    The bill also takes further steps towards reducing undue 
congressional interference in local affairs and eliminating 
restrictions on the District that do not apply to other parts 
of the Nation. As requested by the President, the bill 
eliminates the prohibition on use of locally raised funds for 
abortion--thereby placing the District in the same position as 
each of the 50 states in that regard. The measure also 
eliminates a ban on use of funds for domestic partnership 
registration and benefits and a ban on use of funds for needle 
exchange programs, and allows the District to conduct and 
implement a referendum on use of marijuana for medical 
purposes, as has been done in various states.

               Terminations, Reductions and Other Savings

    In order to invest in the critical priorities identified in 
this bill, and in an effort to build an economy on a solid 
foundation for growth and put the Nation on a path toward 
prosperity, the Committee has proposed herein a number of 
program terminations, reductions, and other savings from the 
fiscal year 2009 level totaling $599 million. In addition, $425 
million in other program terminations, reductions, and other 
savings from the budget request are recommended. These 
adjustments, no matter their size, are important to setting the 
right priorities within the spending allocation, for getting 
the deficit under control, and creating a government that is as 
efficient as it is effective.

              Operating Plan and Reprogramming Procedures

    The Committee will continue to evaluate reprogrammings 
proposed by agencies. Although reprogrammings may not change 
either the total amount available in an account or any of the 
purposes for which the appropriation is legally available, they 
represent a significant departure from budget plans presented 
to the Committee in an agency's budget justifications and 
supporting documents, which are the basis of this 
appropriations Act. The Committee expects agencies' 
reprogramming requests to thoroughly explain the reasons for 
the reprogramming and to include an assessment of whether the 
reprogramming will affect budget requirements for the 
subsequent fiscal year.
    Section 608 of this Act requires that agencies or entities 
funded by the Act notify the Committee and obtain prior 
approval from the Committee for any reprogramming of funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any 
program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied 
or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds 
directed for a specific activity by either the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations for a different purpose; (5) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess 
of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities.
    Additionally, the Committee expects to be promptly notified 
of all reprogramming actions which involve less than the above-
mentioned amounts if such actions would have the effect of 
significantly changing an agency's funding requirements in 
future years, or if programs or projects specifically cited in 
the Committee's reports are affected by the reprogramming. 
Reprogrammings meeting these criteria must be approved by the 
Committee regardless of the amount proposed to be moved.
    Section 608 also requires agencies to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to any significant 
reorganization or restructuring of offices, programs, or 
activities. This provision applies regardless of whether the 
reorganization or restructuring involves a reprogramming of 
funds. Agencies are encouraged to consult with the Committees 
early in the process so that any questions or concerns the 
Committees may have can be addressed in a timely manner.
    Agencies are directed under section 608 to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's 
enactment. Each operating plan should include: (1) a table for 
each appropriation with a separate column to display the 
President's budget request, adjustments made by Congress, 
adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appropriate, and the 
fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for 
each appropriation both by object class and program, project, 
and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for the 
respective appropriation; and (3) an identification of items of 
special congressional interest.

                     Program, Project, and Activity

    During fiscal year 2010, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms ``program, project, and 
activity'' shall mean any item for which a dollar amount is 
contained in an appropriations Act (including joint resolutions 
providing continuing appropriations) or accompanying reports of 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, or 
accompanying conference reports and joint explanatory 
statements of the committee of conference. This definition 
shall apply to all programs for which new budget (obligational) 
authority is provided.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                    Financial Stabilization Efforts

    The Committee is strongly interested in all of the 
Department's efforts to address the economic and financial 
crisis. Given the need to improve the flow of credit and 
promote greater confidence in the financial system, as well as 
the risks associated with the commitment of so many billions of 
taxpayer dollars, the Committee strongly believes that prudent 
management attention from the Department, as well as strong 
oversight from Congress and from the various independent 
oversight bodies, is of utmost importance.
    The Committee notes that the oversight bodies, including 
the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the Special 
Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
(SIGTARP), and the Congressional Oversight Panel have engaged 
in focused oversight of the Department's response to the 
financial crisis, particularly the implementation of the 
Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
    The Committee directs the Secretary to report to the 
Committee, by September 1, 2009 and on a quarterly basis for 
the next year, as to the Department's progress in implementing 
the various recommendations of GAO, the SIGTARP, and the 
Congressional Oversight Panel in this area. If the Secretary 
does not plan on implementing a specific recommendation by one 
of the three oversight bodies, the Secretary should certify to 
the Committee that such action is not necessary or appropriate 
and provide a justification for such certification.
    The Committee additionally directs the Secretary to report 
to the Committee, by the second quarterly report due by 
December 1, 2009, on: (1) any plans of the Department to extend 
the period of making new TARP commitments after December 31, 
2009, as well as any additional plans, outside of TARP, to 
ensure financial stability going forward that expose the 
taxpayer to possible financial losses; (2) plans to ensure that 
taxpayers receive repayment of their investments of TARP funds, 
in Government-sponsored Enterprises, and in any other 
investments of taxpayer funds aimed at ensuring economic and 
financial stability; and (3) estimates of the likely gains and 
losses from those investments.
    The Committee is particularly interested in the plans, 
duties, and tasks being undertaken in support of these 
objectives, and whether the Department has the resources 
necessary to carry out this work. The Secretary is further 
directed to report to the Committee, by no later than September 
1, 2009, with additional information for each of fiscal years 
2009 and 2010. Specifically, for each of the following areas, 
the Secretary is directed to provide very specific and detailed 
information as to the Department's plans and its resources 
(specifying the amounts of TARP funding, appropriated funding, 
and funding from other sources and authorities) for carrying 
out these plans. For each of these efforts, the information 
should include the numbers of Department staff, the numbers of 
detailees from other agencies, and the numbers of contractor 
staff involved. Finally, detailed information should be 
included as to the specific duties and tasks assigned to each 
of the staff involved in each of these efforts:
           to ensure that the billions of dollars in 
        taxpayer money invested in financial stabilization 
        efforts are ultimately recouped;
           to stabilize the housing market, prevent 
        avoidable foreclosures, and ensure that mortgage 
        modifications are given to homeowners who need and 
        deserve them;
           to return lending to more normal levels for 
        small businesses, students, state & local governments, 
        and other critically important sectors;
           to ensure that TARP investments and other 
        financial stabilization efforts are resulting in 
        greater lending activity; and
           to ensure proper monitoring and compliance 
        with executive compensation restrictions on TARP 
        recipients and recipients of other Financial Stability 
        Plan assistance.
    Information should be included as to how Treasury is 
ensuring transparency and public accountability for the 
exercise of its authorities in all of these areas. The 
Secretary is directed to include, as part of the fiscal year 
2011 budget submission, updated data in all of these areas for 
fiscal years 2009 and 2010, along with detailed information on 
specific financial stabilization efforts planned for fiscal 
year 2011, including costs, funding sources, staffing 
(Department staff, detailees, and contractors), and the 
specific duties and tasks expected to be assigned to each of 
the staff involved in these efforts.

                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $278,870,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       302,388,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       303,388,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +24,518,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +1,000,000


    The Departmental Offices' function in the Treasury 
Department is to provide basic support to the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the chief operating executive of the Department. The 
Secretary also has a primary role in formulating and managing 
the domestic and international tax and financial policies of 
the Federal Government. The Secretary's responsibilities funded 
by the Salaries and Expenses appropriation include: 
recommending and implementing United States domestic and 
international economic and tax policy; providing 
recommendations regarding fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the Government; maintaining foreign assets 
control; managing the public debt; managing development of 
financial policy; representing the United States on 
international monetary, trade and investment issues; overseeing 
Treasury Department overseas operations; directing the 
administrative operations of the Treasury Department; and 
providing executive oversight of the bureaus within the 
Treasury Department.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $303,388,000 for Departmental 
Offices, Salaries and Expenses, $1,000,000 above the budget 
request and $24,518,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal 
year 2009. The funding recommendations are made based on 
information included in the budget justification. Language is 
included allowing the Department to transfer up to 4 percent 
between activities upon notification. Transfers may be made in 
excess of 4 percent upon approval of the House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees. Funds are to be allocated as 
follows:

Executive Direction..........................................$21,983,000
Economic Policies and Programs................................46,249,000
Financial Policies and Programs...............................48,080,000
Terrorism and Financial Intelligence..........................64,611,000
Treasury-wide Management Policies and Programs................22,679,000
Administration Programs.......................................99,786,000

    The Committee includes in its recommendation $258,000 for 
unforeseen emergencies; $6,787,000 for the Treasury-wide 
Financial Statement Audit and Internal Control program, which 
is available until September 30, 2011; $3,000,000 for 
information technology modernization requirements, which is 
available until September 30, 2011; $500,000 for secure space 
requirements, which is available until September 30, 2011; 
$3,400,000 for development and implementation of programs 
within the Office of Critical Infrastructure Protection and 
Compliance Policy, which is available until September 30, 2012; 
$3,000,000 for modernization of the Office of Debt Management's 
information technology, which is available until September 30, 
2012; and $200,000 for official reception and representation 
expenses.

                             OPERATING PLAN

    The Committee directs the Department, upon enactment of the 
fiscal year 2010 Appropriations Act, to submit an operating 
plan for the fiscal year 2010 resources provided to the 
Department, including all offices and bureaus, not more than 60 
days after enactment of this Act. This requirement is further 
addressed by section 608 of this Act. The plan must include 
information on program increases and major procurements at the 
Department. The operating plan should incorporate input from 
all senior level managers of the Department, and once 
submitted, the final plan should be made available to those 
managers.

                          FINANCIAL EDUCATION

    Within the Financial Policies and Programs budget activity, 
the Committee provides an increase of $500,000 above the amount 
assumed in the President's request for the Department's Office 
of Financial Education. The Committee directs that this 
increase be specifically targeted toward further increasing 
financial education efforts aimed at elementary schools and 
high schools.

                         TAX CODE CARBON AUDIT

    Within the Economic Policies and Programs budget activity, 
the Committee provides $1,500,000 for a comprehensive carbon 
audit of the Internal Revenue Code, as authorized by Public Law 
110-343, subtitle B, section 117, which directs the Secretary 
of the Treasury to ``enter into an agreement with the National 
Academy of Sciences to undertake a comprehensive review of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to identify the types of and 
specific tax provisions that have the largest effects on carbon 
and other greenhouse gas emissions and to estimate the 
magnitude of those effects.''

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

    The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act provides the 
Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
(SIGTARP) an operating budget of $50,000,000. This office is 
responsible for overseeing potentially trillions of dollars of 
spending in the formulation of TARP programs, auditing existing 
TARP programs, and investigating waste, fraud, and abuse.
    The Committee is pleased that the budget request states 
that the future funding needs for the SIGTARP are under review 
and that additional funding will be requested if necessary. 
However, the Committee is concerned that the review of the 
SIGTARP funding requirements is being conducted outside of the 
normal budget process. If the Administration determines 
additional funds are needed for fiscal year 2010, the Committee 
urges the submission of a fiscal year 2010 budget amendment 
well before the conclusion of the current fiscal year. In 
addition, the Committee is interested in the level of effort 
other Federal agencies are providing to the SIGTARP to advance 
this important mission. The Committee expects, as part of the 
SIGTARP quarterly reporting to Congress, that information be 
included on the cooperation and level of effort that other 
Federal agencies, such as the Department of Justice, the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue 
Service and others, are contributing to protect the integrity 
of TARP programs.

        DEPARTMENT-WIDE SYSTEMS AND CAPITAL INVESTMENTS PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009............       $26,975,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010...........         9,544,000
Recommended in the bill....................         9,544,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........       -17,431,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,544,000 for Department-wide 
Systems and Capital Investments Programs, the same as the 
budget request and $17,431,000 below the amounts provided in 
fiscal year 2009. Funds are available until September 30, 2012. 
Of the funds provided, $4,544,000 is for repairs to the 
Treasury Annex Building, as requested.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009............       $26,125,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010...........        26,700,000
Recommended in the bill....................        29,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........        +3,575,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......        +3,000,000


    The Office of Inspector General provides agency-wide audit 
and investigative functions to identify and correct operational 
and administrative deficiencies which create conditions for 
existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The audit function provides program, contract, 
and financial statement audit services. Contract audits provide 
professional advice to agency contracting officials on 
accounting and financial matters relative to negotiation, 
award, administration, repricing, and settlement of contracts. 
Program audits review and evaluate all facets of agency 
operations. Financial statement audits assess whether financial 
statements fairly present the agency's financial condition and 
results of operations, the adequacy of accounting controls, and 
compliance with laws and regulations. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving programs, personnel, 
and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $29,700,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General (OIG), $3,000,000 above the budget request 
and $3,575,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. 
The increase above the request is needed to enable the OIG to 
perform both its core audit and investigation duties as well as 
mandated material loss reviews of failed banks under the 
jurisdiction of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 
and the Office of Thrift Supervision. The bill also includes up 
to $2,000,000 for official travel expenses, up to $2,500 for 
official reception and representation expenses, and up to 
$100,000 for unforeseen emergencies.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009............      $146,083,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010...........       149,000,000
Recommended in the bill....................       149,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........        +2,917,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......             - - -


    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Restructuring and Reform 
Act of 1998 established the Office of Treasury Inspector 
General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and abolished the IRS 
Office of the Chief Inspector. TIGTA conducts audits, 
investigations, and evaluations to assess the operations and 
programs of the IRS and its related entities, the IRS Oversight 
Board, and the Office of Chief Counsel. The purpose of those 
audits and investigations is as follows: (1) to promote the 
economic, efficient, and effective administration of the 
nation's tax laws and to detect and deter fraud and abuse in 
IRS programs and operations; and (2) to recommend actions to 
resolve fraud and other serious problems, abuses, and 
deficiencies in these programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $149,000,000 for the Treasury 
Inspector General for Tax Administration, the same as the 
budget request and $2,917,000 above the amounts provided in 
fiscal year 2009. The bill includes $6,000,000 for official 
travel expenses, $1,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses, and up to $500,000 for unforeseen 
emergencies.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009............       $91,465,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010...........       102,760,000
Recommended in the bill....................       102,760,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........       +11,295,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......             - - -


    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is 
responsible for implementing Treasury's anti-money laundering 
regulations through administration of the Bank Secrecy Act 
(BSA), 31 U.S.C. section 5311, et seq. It also serves as a U.S. 
Government source for the systematic collection and analysis of 
information to assist in the investigation of money laundering 
and other financial crimes. FinCEN supports law enforcement 
investigative efforts by Federal, state, local and 
international agencies, and fosters interagency and global 
cooperation against domestic and international financial 
crimes. It also provides U.S. policymakers with strategic 
analyses of domestic and worldwide trends and patterns. It 
works to prevent money laundering through its regulatory and 
outreach programs, including setting policy for and overseeing 
BSA compliance by financial institutions, and by providing BSA 
training for law enforcement, bankers, and bank regulators.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $102,760,000 for FinCEN, the same 
as the budget request and $11,295,000 above the amount provided 
in fiscal year 2009. Of the amount provided, $9,316,000 is 
available until September 30, 2011, for regulatory support 
programs, and $26,085,000 is available until September 30, 
2012, for information technology and special analytical 
initiatives.
    The BSA data compiled and analyzed by FinCEN is a critical 
tool used by law enforcement and the intelligence community 
investigating money laundering, mortgage fraud, drug cartels, 
terrorist financing and numerous other financial crimes. The 
Committee recognizes that FinCEN needs to modernize its 
information technology capabilities in order to maximize its 
operations and support of Federal, state and local law 
enforcement along with the intelligence community. The 
recommendation includes the $10,000,000 requested increase for 
information technology modernization. However, the Committee is 
concerned that FinCEN failed in its last attempt to upgrade its 
IT systems, at great expense to the taxpayer. The Committee 
expects the Department to vigorously oversee this effort to 
ensure its success. The Committee recognizes that this is a 
multi-year modernization effort and supports additional funding 
being made available to this effort from the Treasury Asset 
Forfeiture Fund in order to accelerate the modernization, if 
funds are available and warranted.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      -$30,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       -50,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       -50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -20,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes the requested rescission of $50,000,000 
of unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund.

                      Financial Management Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $239,785,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       244,132,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       244,132,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,347,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $244,132,000 for the Financial 
Management Service, the same as the budget request and 
$4,347,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. Of 
the funds provided, the bill provides up to $9,220,000 for 
information systems modernization initiatives, which is 
available until September 30, 2012, and $2,500 for official 
reception and representation expenses.
    The Committee recognizes that Federal Government deficit 
spending and the low rate of private U.S. saving have required 
the Treasury to sell to investors outside the United States to 
meet its current funding needs. In order to accurately report 
Federal finances to the public more completely in its primary 
monthly statistical release, the Committee requests that the 
Financial Management Service include in its Monthly Treasury 
Statement the amounts of Treasury securities sold to foreign 
investors in the most recent month of available data, as well 
as a breakdown, by country, of foreign ownership.

                Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $99,065,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       105,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        99,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +435,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -5,500,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $99,500,000 for the Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, $5,500,000 below the level of the 
budget request and $435,000 above the amount provided in fiscal 
year 2009. Within the amount provided, the bill includes up to 
$6,000 for official reception and representation expenses and 
up to $50,000 for cooperative research and development 
programs, as requested. The recommendation does not, however, 
include the requested language to implement an annual licensing 
and registration fee program to help fund the bureau's 
operations. Consequently, the recommendation also does not 
include the $5,500,000 assumed in the budget request to cover 
costs associated with implementing the licensing and 
registration fee program.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $26,700,000, the same as the budget request and 
$15,450,000 below the fiscal year 2009 spending level. The 
following table provides basic information on the revenues, 
costs, and products of the Mint for fiscal years 2008 through 
2010:

                                               UNITED STATES MINT
               Revenues, Costs, and Products FY 2008-FY 2010, from the FY 2010 President's Budget
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Commemorative
                                   Circulating Coins         Quarters       Numismatic/Bullion     Protection
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2008 (Actual):
    Number of coins.............  7.5 billion........  2.5 billion........  ..................  ................
    Cost of Operations..........  $560 million.......  $378 million.......  $1,077 million....  $43 million
    Revenue*....................  $667 million.......  $628 million.......  $1,506 million....
2009 (Est.):
    Number of coins.............  7.7 billion........  1.7 billion........  ..................  ................
    Cost of Operations..........  $548 million.......  $61 million........  $1,447 million....  $47 million
    Revenue*....................  $957 million.......  $104 million.......  $1,519 million....
2010 (Est.):
    Number of coins.............  8.5 billion........  0.0 billion........  ..................  ................
    Cost of Operations..........  $588 million.......  $0 million.........  $1,396 million....  $48 million
    Revenue*....................  $1,027 million.....  $0 million.........  $1,422 million....
        Net Revenue (FY 2010)**.  $439 million.......  $0 million.........  $27 million.......  ($48) million
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*Revenue estimates here are shown as the face value of circulating coins and quarters, and the sales of
  numismatic/bullion coins. In budgetary terms, this corresponds to the total earned revenues plus total other
  financing sources.
**Net Revenue shown here is calculated as the difference between Revenue and Cost of Operations in FY 2010. In
  budgetary terms this represents circulating coinage seigniorage and numismatic program profit.

                       Bureau of the Public Debt


                     ADMINISTERING THE PUBLIC DEBT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $177,352,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       182,244,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       182,244,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,892,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $192,244,000 for Administering the 
Public Debt, the same as the budget request and $4,892,000 
above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. Of this amount, 
the Committee recommends $2,500 for official reception and 
representation expenses, and $2,000,000 for systems 
modernization, which is available until September 30, 2012. 
Language is included that reduces the total amount by no more 
than $10,000,000 as definitive security issue fees and Treasury 
Direct Investor Account Maintenance fees are collected, so as 
to result in a final fiscal year 2010 appropriation of 
$182,244,000.

   Community Development Financial Institutions Fund Program Account


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $107,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       243,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       243,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +136,600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) 
Fund provides grants, loans, equity investments, and technical 
assistance, on a competitive basis, to new and existing CDFIs 
such as community development banks, community development 
credit unions, and housing and microenterprise loan funds. 
Recipients use the funds to support mortgage, small business 
and economic development lending in underserved and distressed 
neighborhoods and to support the availability of financial 
services in these neighborhoods. The Fund is also responsible 
for implementation of the Community Renewal Tax Relief Act of 
2000.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $243,600,000 for the CDFI Fund 
program, the same as the request and $136,600,000 above the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2009. The Committee strongly 
supports the CDFI Fund program and notes that CDFIs have used 
their financial and technical assistance awards under this 
program to expand their ability to offer loans, investments, 
and other financial services in underserved communities. As a 
result, each dollar awarded under this program leverages an 
average of approximately fifteen dollars in additional private 
investment in underserved communities.
    Of the funds provided, $18,000,000 is for administrative 
costs of the program, $10,000,000 is for Native American 
Initiatives, $22,000,000 is for the Bank Enterprise Award 
Program, and $1,000,000 is for the financial counseling grants 
pilot program established by section 1132(d) of division A of 
the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-
289).
    In addition, $80,000,000, as requested, is included to 
begin the work of the Capital Magnet Fund (CMF), established by 
the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-
289). This is designed to be a competitive grant program for 
CDFIs and nonprofit organizations to help attract private 
capital for, and increase investment in, the development, 
preservation, rehabilitation, and purchase of affordable 
housing for low-income families, and related economic 
development activities. As initially conceived, the CMF was to 
be capitalized through proceeds from the Federal National 
Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan 
Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). Given that funds will not 
be available through this avenue in the near term, the bill 
provides the requested funds to begin the program.
    The Committee notes that poverty, lack of economic 
opportunity, and lack of low-cost financial services continue 
to be problems across much of the nation, particularly in many 
Hispanic-American, African-American, Native American, Asian 
American, Pacific Islander, Alaskan Native, and other minority 
communities. The Committee appreciates the ongoing efforts of 
the CDFI Fund to work to remedy the particular problems in 
these communities and strongly encourages the CDFI Fund to 
continue to place a heavy emphasis on these efforts.

                    Bureau of Engraving and Printing

    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) designs, 
manufactures, and supplies Federal Reserve notes, various 
public debt instruments, as well as most evidences of a 
financial character issued by the U.S., such as postage and 
internal revenue stamps. The BEP also executes certain 
printings for various territories administered by the U.S., 
particularly postage and revenue stamps.
    The operations of the BEP are financed by a revolving fund 
established in accordance with the provisions of Public Law 81-
656, August 4, 1950 (31 U.S.C. 181), which requires the BEP to 
be reimbursed by customer agencies for the costs of all 
manufacturing products and services performed. The BEP is also 
authorized to assess amounts to acquire capital equipment and 
provide for working capital needs. The anticipated work volume 
is based on estimates of requirements submitted by agencies 
served. The following table summarizes BEP revenue and expense 
data for fiscal years 2008 through 2010:

                               BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND PRINTING REVENUE AND COSTS
                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                      FY 2008         FY 2009         FY 2010
                                                 ------------------------------------------------   % Change FY
                   Description                                       Estimated       Estimated      2009 to FY
                                                   Actual Amount      Amount          Amount           2010
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Revenue:
    Federal Reserve Notes.......................        $531,200        $573,650        $584,000            1.8%
    Other Security Products.....................           7,000           7,000           7,000            0.0%
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Revenue...............................        $538,200        $580,650        $591,000            1.8%
                                                 ===============================================================
Expenses:
    Direct Manufacturing:
        Paper and Ink...........................        $155,000        $163,000        $165,000            1.2%
        Direct Labor............................          86,250          90,000          94,500            5.0%
        Other Direct Mfg Costs..................           7,500           7,500           7,500            0.0%
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
            Subtotal Direct Manufacturing Costs.         248,750         260,500         267,000            2.5%
    Indirect Manufacturing Support..............         227,950         259,150         263,000            1.5%
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Manufacturing Activity Costs......         476,700         519,650         530,000            2.0%
                                                 ===============================================================
Total Protection & Accountability of Assets               61,500          61,000          61,000            0.0%
 Activity Costs.................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total Expenses..............................        $538,200        $580,650        $591,000            1.8%
Net Results.....................................              $0              $0              $0
Federal Reserve Notes Manufactured (in Billions)             7.7             6.8             7.2            5.9%
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                        Internal Revenue Service


                           TAXPAYER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $2,293,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     2,269,830,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,273,830,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -19,170,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +4,000,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,273,830,000 for Taxpayer 
Services, an increase of $4,000,000 above the request. The 
Committee notes that, while the overall funding level is 
$19,170,000 below the amount provided in fiscal year 2009, this 
reduction is possible due to a base reduction of more than 
$60,000,000 in one-time, non-recurring costs associated with 
taxpayer services in connection with the Economic Stimulus Act 
of 2008 (Public Law 110-185). In addition, within the overall 
amount, the Pre-filing Taxpayer Assistance and Education budget 
activity is increased from $661,000,000 in fiscal year 2009 to 
$680,063,000 in fiscal year 2010.
    Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends not less 
than $10,000,000 for low-income taxpayer clinic grants and not 
less than $5,100,000 for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly 
Program. The recommendation also includes not less than 
$9,000,000 for Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 
matching grants and not less than $205,800,000 for operating 
expenses of the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an increase of 
$3,500,000 above the amount assumed in the budget request.

         TAXPAYER SERVICE AND THE TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE BLUEPRINT

    The Committee continues to strongly support the IRS to 
provide quality services via all its modes of service--
including the toll-free hotline, web site, IRS walk-in sites, 
and outreach and education efforts--to help taxpayers comply 
with their tax filing obligations. The Committee also strongly 
supports the work of the IRS in continuing to develop its 
Congressionally-mandated taxpayer service plan, known as the 
Taxpayer Assistance Blueprint (TAB). The blueprint will help 
the IRS to develop a better understanding of taxpayer and 
partner needs, preferences, and behaviors. While the IRS Small 
Business/Self-Employed Division's research office has taken on 
several TAB projects and other related research on the 
characteristics and needs of small business taxpayers, the IRS 
Taxpayer Advocate has noted that the IRS has not integrated 
small business, self-employed, and tax-exempt and government 
entities taxpayers into the TAB. The Taxpayer Advocate has 
recommended that the TAB be expanded to encompass these 
additional categories of taxpayers, and the Committee urges the 
IRS to continue to expand upon its TAB-related work with regard 
to small business and self-employed taxpayers and tax-exempt 
and government entities, and to include these additional 
categories in the annual IRS update to the TAB. The Committee 
continues its direction that the IRS, in conjunction with the 
IRS Oversight Board and the IRS Taxpayer Advocate, report to 
the Committee with an annual update to the TAB, within 90 days 
of enactment of this Act.

                          IRS 1-800 HELP LINE

    The Committee commends the IRS for its work in assisting 
the millions of taxpayers each year who seek assistance via the 
IRS 1-800 help lines. This work was especially critical in 
2008, as the IRS received a huge increase in the volume of 
phone calls, primarily due to questions about the economic 
stimulus payments provided by the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 
(Public Law 110-185). Despite strong efforts by the IRS to 
maintain quality service on the phone lines, the overall Level 
of Service (i.e., among callers seeking to reach a live IRS 
assistor, the percentage who were able to do so) fell from 82 
percent in fiscal year 2007 to 53 percent in fiscal year 2008, 
though this was primarily due to the sheer volume of the 
increase in phone calls from taxpayers. In addition, as GAO has 
noted, several million taxpayers in the last two years either 
received busy signals or were disconnected by the IRS. Looking 
ahead, the Committee is concerned that the IRS budget 
submission specifies that the IRS is planning on achieving a 
Level of Service on the 1-800 help lines of just 71.2 percent 
for fiscal year 2010.
    The IRS web site has grown in use in recent years, and for 
millions of taxpayers, the IRS web site can and does serve as 
an effective alternative to the IRS phone lines. At the same 
time, however, the need for IRS service via the toll-free 
hotline is still very real, as was demonstrated by the high 
call volume in 2008 and continued high volume during the 2009 
tax filing season. In addition, while internet access continues 
to grow throughout the country, a ``digital divide'' is still 
very much in evidence. Thirty percent of the U.S. population 
does not have internet access, and this is a particular problem 
among low-income taxpayers, who need and should continue to 
have other means for contacting the IRS. The Committee notes 
that 40 percent of the U.S. population lives more than a 30 
minute drive from an IRS walk-in site, making the 1-800 help 
lines an essential means for contacting the IRS in a convenient 
and timely manner. The Committee strongly urges the IRS to 
continue to place an emphasis on improving the Level of Service 
on the IRS 1-800 help lines. This subject is further addressed 
in section 104 of the bill.

                      TAX REFUNDS FOR THE UNBANKED

    The Committee is concerned about the continued problem of 
barriers to low-cost financial services in disadvantaged 
communities, and of the millions of taxpayers who lack bank 
accounts and often rely on high interest-rate products such as 
payday loans and refund anticipation loans. For taxpayers 
claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit, a lack of a bank account 
(and thus the lack of a direct deposit option) can lead to 
substantial delays in receiving this important credit. As the 
IRS Taxpayer Advocate has noted recently, most taxpayers would 
probably forego Refund Anticipation Loans if they could receive 
their refunds more quickly. For taxpayers without bank 
accounts, the Taxpayer Advocate has recommended, among other 
things, that the IRS evaluate existing stored value card 
programs to distribute government benefits, with particular 
emphasis on the experience of the Financial Management 
Service's Direct Express Program to distribute Social Security 
benefits. The Committee is pleased that the IRS has begun 
exploring ways to address this problem and encourages the IRS 
to keep the Committee informed of any future plans in this 
area.

                           LANGUAGE SERVICES

    The Committee strongly supports the ongoing efforts of the 
IRS to address the needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) 
taxpayers. Significant numbers of taxpayers do not speak 
English at home, and ensuring clear IRS communication with LEP 
taxpayers is essential to helping them navigate the 
complexities of the tax code and comply with tax filing 
obligations. For example, in January 2008, the IRS established 
a Spanish language version of the ``Where's My Refund?'' 
feature on the IRS web site. In addition, the IRS has 
implemented a multi-pronged approach to improving the accuracy 
and level of service to the Spanish-speaking population on the 
IRS toll-free telephone lines. The Committee encourages the IRS 
to continue working to address the recommendations of the IRS 
Taxpayer Advocate in this area, by translating into additional 
languages a broader range of forms, education and outreach 
materials, and examination and collection notices.

                              ENFORCEMENT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $5,117,267,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     5,504,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,504,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +386,733,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $5,504,000,000 for Enforcement, 
the same as the request and $386,733,000 above the amounts 
provided in fiscal year 2009. Of the funds provided, the 
Committee recommends $59,206,000 to support IRS activities 
under the Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement program and 
allows up to $10,000,000 to be transferred to Operations 
Support for the purposes of the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program. In addition, up to $126,500 is for 
official reception and representation expenses associated with 
the hosting of the Leeds Castle Group meeting in the United 
States in 2010. The Leeds Castle Group, first established in 
2006, is an arrangement under which the tax administrations of 
many of the world's largest countries meet regularly to 
consider and discuss issues of global and national tax 
administration in their respective countries, particularly 
mutual compliance challenges.

                        EARNED INCOME TAX CREDIT

    The Committee appreciates the efforts of the IRS in working 
to eliminate unnecessary delays in the issuance of Earned 
Income Tax Credit (EITC) refunds. The Committee urges the IRS 
to continue to work to ensure that legitimate EITC refunds are 
not frozen or delayed, as such refunds comprise a significant 
portion of the eligible taxpayer's annual income.

 TAXPAYERS FACING ECONOMIC DISTRESS AS A RESULT OF ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS

    The Committee recognizes that the IRS faces a 
responsibility to enforce the tax law to help address the ``tax 
gap,'' that is, the difference between the amount of taxes owed 
and the amount actually paid on time. At the same time, the 
Committee also notes that, especially during an economic 
downturn though also at other times as well, the IRS must 
balance its enforcement responsibilities with an obligation to 
be fair and compassionate toward taxpayers and their families 
who, for whatever reason, are experiencing economic distress 
and are unable to pay their tax bills. The IRS Taxpayer 
Advocate, in her 2008 report, has expressed concern that IRS 
guidance provides little direction to help IRS employees 
identify taxpayers who are experiencing economic hardship, and 
that the IRS underutilizes collection alternatives, 
particularly offers in compromise and partial pay installment 
agreements. The Committee is encouraged that the IRS is working 
to address this issue, by reminding employees of their ability 
to offer installment agreements at the end of an audit, 
postponing certain collection actions, adding flexibility in 
cases of missed installment agreement payments, and other 
actions. The Committee encourages IRS to continue efforts to 
ensure that enforcement actions do not cause unnecessary 
distress for taxpayers and their families facing difficult 
economic circumstances.

                             PAID PREPARERS

    The Committee notes that paid preparers play a major role 
in the system of tax administration, as more than 60 percent of 
all individual tax returns involve paid preparers. The vast 
majority of preparers are law abiding, and as GAO has reported, 
inaccuracies on preparers' returns are not necessarily the 
fault of the preparer. Yet, as the IRS Taxpayer Advocate has 
noted, a growing amount of qualitative research identifies 
significant preparer misconduct, including misconduct that 
would potentially trigger the IRS imposing civil or criminal 
penalties. TIGTA has noted that the IRS, with its current 
processes, cannot determine how many complaints against tax 
return preparers it receives, how many complaints are 
investigated, or the total number of multiple complaints 
against a specific firm or preparer. TIGTA further notes that 
taxpayer complaints about tax return preparers can provide 
valuable information about understanding root causes of 
taxpayer problems, identify areas of noncompliance, and help 
the IRS address core processes that need improvement.
    The Committee is encouraged by the recent announcement by 
the IRS that by the end of 2009, the IRS will propose a 
comprehensive set of recommendations to help IRS better 
leverage the tax return preparer community with the twin goals 
of increasing taxpayer compliance and ensuring uniform and high 
ethical standards of conduct for tax preparers. The Committee 
strongly appreciates the work of the IRS in this regard and 
looks forward to the recommendations of the IRS pertaining to 
paid preparers.

                         SEIZURE OF TAX RETURNS

    The Committee is following with interest the case involving 
local law enforcement using a search warrant to obtain 
thousands of tax returns from a local tax preparer. The 
Committee notes that the IRS requires everyone, regardless of 
immigration status, to pay taxes on income earned in this 
country, and the protection of tax return information from 
inappropriate disclosure is an important feature of the 
Internal Revenue Code. The Committee encourages the IRS to work 
with law enforcement, tax preparers, and others to reiterate 
the importance of maintaining the privacy of tax return 
information.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $3,867,011,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     4,082,984,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,082,984,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +215,973,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,082,984,000 for Operations 
Support, the same as the request and $215,973,000 above the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. Of the funds provided, 
not less than $2,000,000 is for the IRS Oversight Board, 
$25,000 is for official reception and representation expenses, 
$1,000,000 is available until September 30, 2012 for research, 
and up to $75,000,000 is available until September 30, 2011 for 
information technology support.

                          INFORMATION SECURITY

    Since the IRS processes and maintains personally 
identifiable information for more than 130 million taxpayers, 
the security of this information, and of the systems containing 
the information, is of paramount importance. As TIGTA has 
noted, internal factors, such as the increased connectivity of 
computer systems and greater use of portable laptop computers, 
and external factors, such as the volatile threat environment 
related to increased phishing scams and hacker activity, 
contribute to the risk that sensitive data could be 
compromised.
    The IRS has taken several important steps to protect 
taxpayer data. For example, as TIGTA notes, it has established 
a Security Services and Privacy Executive Steering Committee to 
serve as the primary governance body for all matters relating 
to security and privacy issues in the IRS. It has made steady 
progress each year in complying with the requirements of the 
Federal Information Security Management Act. In addition, IRS 
has established an office of Privacy, Information Protection 
and Data Security to: (1) improve public, preparer and external 
stakeholder awareness of privacy policies, procedures, and 
general information, and (2) improve the IRS response to 
taxpayers and practitioners who fall victim to data loss 
incidents, identity theft, or online fraud.
    However, a recent GAO assessment showed that many 
previously identified information security weaknesses at the 
IRS remain unresolved. The analysis showed that the IRS has not 
yet fully implemented its agencywide information security 
program to ensure that controls are appropriately designed and 
operating effectively. Specifically, IRS did not annually 
review risk assessments for certain systems, comprehensively 
test for certain controls, or always validate the effectiveness 
of remedial actions.
    The Committee is encouraged that the IRS is continuing work 
to address uncorrected weaknesses and is developing a plan: (1) 
to ensure that risk assessments for IRS systems are reviewed at 
least annually, and (2) to implement steps to improve the 
testing and evaluation of controls. The Committee expects and 
looks forward to continued improvements in the information 
security posture of the IRS, including efforts to address the 
recommendations of GAO and TIGTA.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $229,914,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       253,674,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       253,674,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +23,760,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $253,674,000 for Business Systems 
Modernization (BSM), the same as the budget request and 
$23,760,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. 
Consistent with previous years, the release of the funds, with 
the exception of funding for labor costs, is subject to the 
approval by the Committees on Appropriations of a GAO-reviewed 
expenditure plan. The Department is directed to notify the 
Committee, within seven days, if BSM management funds are 
reallocated to the capital asset acquisition program.
    The Committee is encouraged that the IRS has addressed two 
of GAO's prior recommendations to improve its management 
capabilities and controls, including a recommendation to 
develop policies and procedures for developing and managing 
project requirements. However, GAO has noted that work remains 
in order to fully implement other recommendations, including 
developing long-term plans for completing BSM and consolidating 
and retiring legacy systems; developing a quantitative measure 
of scope; and developing detailed plans for addressing the 
various IRS human capital initiatives. The Committee urges IRS, 
as it moves forward with its revised plans for BSM, to continue 
working to meet these recommendations.
    The IRS has continued to implement BSM projects and to meet 
cost and schedule estimates for most deliverables. However, GAO 
reported that six out of the ten recent BSM development 
milestones were reported by the IRS as having been completed 
despite having unaddressed issues. GAO has recommended that the 
IRS direct that procedures be defined for determining when to 
grant conditional milestone exits. The Committee is encouraged 
that the IRS has agreed with this recommendation and has 
outlined steps it plans to take, including strengthening its 
governance processes to emphasize the prevention of premature 
milestone exits, as well as updating the Milestone Exit Review 
procedures as necessary.
    Finally, the Committee remains greatly concerned about the 
findings of GAO and TIGTA, showing that security weaknesses 
continue to affect the IRS modernization environment. TIGTA 
reported that two recent tax administration systems were 
deployed with known security vulnerabilities relating to the 
protection of sensitive data, system access, and disaster 
recovery. The Committee is encouraged that the IRS is working 
to implement TIGTA's recent recommendations in this area. The 
Committee expects and looks forward to vigorous IRS efforts to 
address and resolve potential system security vulnerabilities 
as BSM moves forward.

               HEALTH INSURANCE TAX CREDIT ADMINISTRATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $15,406,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        15,512,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,512,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +106,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Health Insurance Tax Credit Administration (HITCA) 
appropriation provides contractor support to develop and 
administer the advance payment option for the health insurance 
tax credit included in Public Law 107-210, the Trade Act of 
2002, as amended by Public Law 111-5.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,512,000 for Health Insurance 
Tax Credit Administration, the same as the budget request and 
$106,000 above the amount provided in fiscal year 2009.
    The Committee notes that the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) expanded the 
eligibility for this program and included $80,000,000 in 
supplemental appropriations to allow the IRS to cover the added 
costs in fiscal years 2009 and 2010 associated with the 
anticipated increase in program usage. The Committee directs 
IRS to include, as part of the Operating Plan, revised data on 
the projected increase in program usage as a result of the 
recent changes in law.

          Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows for the transfer of five percent (three percent in the 
case of Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the 
IRS to any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program in taxpayer 
rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, and cross-cultural 
relations.
    Section 103. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and 
procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer 
information.
    Section 104. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased staffing 
to provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line 
service for taxpayers.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 105. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Department of the Treasury to purchase uniforms, 
insurance, and motor vehicles without regard to the general 
purchase price limitations, and enter into contracts with the 
State Department for health and medical services for Treasury 
employees in overseas locations.
    Section 106. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental 
Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of the Inspector 
General'', ``Financial Management Service'', ``Alcohol and 
Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network'', and the ``Bureau of the Public Debt'' appropriations 
under certain circumstances.
    Section 107. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfer, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 108. The Committee continues a provision limiting 
funds for the purchase of law enforcement vehicles unless the 
purchase is consistent with vehicle management principles.
    Section 109. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note. The Committee 
understands that the Department is currently conducting a study 
of various ways to help the visually-impaired to read currency, 
including the one dollar note, and that this could lead to 
future changes in the design of the one dollar note. The 
Committee is supportive of efforts to assist the visually-
impaired and encourages the Department to keep the Committee 
apprised of any developments in this regard which would require 
the modification or elimination of this provision.
    Section 110. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides for transfers from and reimbursements to ``Financial 
Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'' for the purposes of 
debt collection.
    Section 111. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the pay demonstration program.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires Congressional approval for the construction and 
operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 113. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used to merge the Mint 
and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the approval 
of the House and Senate committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 114. The Committee includes a provision deeming 
that funds for the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-
related activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 
2010 until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2010.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the 
Industrial Revolving Fund for reception and representation 
expenses.
    Section 116. The Committee includes a provision, requested 
by the President, allowing the Treasury Department to establish 
additional accounts for various bureaus involved in the 
administration of refund payments.

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

    Funds appropriated in this title provide for the staff and 
operations of the White House, along with other organizations 
within the Executive Office of the President which formulate 
and coordinate policy on behalf of the President such as the 
National Security Council and the Office of Management and 
Budget. The title also includes the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy and certain expenses of the Vice President.
    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$754,414,000 in title II--$26,381,000 more than the fiscal year 
2009 level but $149,600,000 less than the budget request.

                     Compensation of the President





Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................          $450,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................           450,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           450,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $450,000 for 
Compensation of the President, including an allowance of 
$50,000 for official expenses. This is a mandatory 
appropriation, set at the amounts established by authorizing 
law and the same as appropriated in fiscal year 2009. The bill 
specifies that any unused amount from the allowance for 
expenses shall revert to the Treasury pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 
1552.

                            The White House


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009\1\....................       $57,449,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        59,319,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        59,319,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,870,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -

\1\Combined amount for the former White House Office and Office of
  Policy Development accounts.

    The White House Salaries and Expenses account supports 
staff and administrative services necessary for the direct 
support of the President. The President's budget proposed 
consolidation of two previous appropriation accounts, the White 
House Office and the Office of Policy Development, into a 
single White House Salaries and Expenses appropriation. The 
rationale for doing so is that both accounts support staff 
providing policy advice and assistance to the President and 
share facilities and support services. The Committee 
recommendation adopts this proposal. For comparability, fiscal 
year 2009 amounts shown in this report for the new account 
reflect both the former White House Office and Office of Policy 
Development appropriations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $59,319,000 
for the White House, which is $1,870,000 more than the fiscal 
year 2009 level and the same as the request.
    The recommendation includes not less than $1,400,000 for 
the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, to continue 
development and implementation of a National AIDS Strategy. 
Implementation of an effective Strategy will be an ongoing 
process that includes coordination of Federal agency efforts, 
assessment of policy and programming, consultation with leaders 
in the public and private sectors, careful monitoring and 
reporting of outcomes, and communication with providers and the 
public.
    As requested, the recommendation also includes funds for 
the new Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator required 
by title III of the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for 
Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-403).

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $13,363,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        13,838,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,838,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +475,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,838,000 
for the operating expenses of the Executive Residence, an 
increase of $475,000 compared to fiscal year 2009 and the same 
as the amounts requested by the President. The bill includes 
the same restrictions on reimbursable expenses for use of the 
Executive Residence as were enacted in fiscal year 2009.

                   White House Repair and Restoration





Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         2,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +900,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    Funding in this account provides for the repair, 
alteration, and improvement of the Executive Residence at the 
White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,500,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, which is $900,000 more than 
fiscal year 2009 and the amount requested by the President. 
Amounts appropriated in this account vary from year to year 
based on capital improvement needs. The requested amount for 
fiscal year 2010 is for installation of a backup steam 
generating station.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $4,118,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         4,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           +82,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Council of Economic Advisers analyzes the national 
economy and its various segments, advises the President on 
economic developments, recommends policies for economic growth 
and stability, appraises economic programs and policies of the 
Federal Government, and assists in preparation of the annual 
Economic Report of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,200,000 for 
the Council of Economic Advisers, $82,000 more than fiscal year 
2009 level and the amount requested by the President.

                       National Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $9,029,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        12,231,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,231,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,202,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The National Security Council (NSC) advises and assists the 
President in the integration of domestic, foreign, military, 
intelligence, and economic aspects of national security policy, 
and serves as the principal means of coordinating executive 
departments and agencies in the development and implementation 
of national security policies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,231,000 
for the National Security Council, an increase of $3,202,000 
above the regular appropriation for fiscal year 2009 and the 
same as requested by the President.
    The Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 provided an 
additional $2,936,000 for the NSC in fiscal year 2009, largely 
to support additional staff to strengthen the capacity of the 
NSC to advise and assist the President and address both on-
going and emerging national security problems. The requested 
amount for fiscal year 2010 provides for the continued support 
of the additional staff, as well as for transition costs 
associated with conversion of certain positions currently held 
by detailees to regular NSC staff and implementation of 
recommendations with respect to Homeland Security Council and 
NSC integration.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $101,333,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       115,280,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       115,280,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +13,947,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Office of Administration is responsible for providing 
cost-effective administrative services to the Executive Office 
of the President (EOP). These services, defined by Executive 
Order 12028 of 1977, include financial, personnel, procurement, 
information technology, library and records management, and 
general office services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $115,280,000 
for the Office of Administration, an increase of $13,947,000 
above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and the same 
as the amount requested by the President. Of the recommended 
amount, $16,768,000 is available until expended for 
modernization of the information technology infrastructure 
within the Executive Office of the President.
    By far the largest portion of the recommended increase--
$17,020,000--is for stabilization and modernization of 
information technology, including a $4,845,000 increase for the 
capital investment plan. (This increase exceeds the overall 
increase for the account because it is partially offset by a 
$5,700,000 reduction for one-time expenses related to e-mail 
restoration activities in fiscal year 2009.)
    The Executive Office of the President has informed the 
Committee of the antiquated and deteriorating state of its 
information technology infrastructure. Among other things, more 
than 82 percent of all IT assets are classified as being at 
``end-of-life'', meaning that they are no longer supported by 
the manufacturer. The Committee understands that to date this 
year there have been system-wide network outages of more than 
32 hours, causing major disruption in operations and 
communications by the President and all senior staff. In 
addition, the Committee has been informed of serious 
deficiencies in backup disaster recovery capability, of the 
desirability of additional security measures for protection 
against cyber attacks, and of the need for capacity to handle 
increased demand for web-based communication and interaction 
with the public.
    The Committee expects that the funds provided will allow 
the EOP to meet its most critical IT investment needs, replace 
end-of-life and unsupported network systems, and address 
important records management and e-mail issues. The Office of 
Administration is directed to provide an annual report to the 
Committee at the same time the President's budget is submitted 
to Congress, detailing its progress on information technology 
modernization, including the amounts obligated and expended 
(and for what purposes), specific milestones achieved, and 
requirements and specific plans for further investment.
    Other smaller increases provided in this account are 
intended to support 2 additional procurement management staff, 
cover increased rental charges, guard service and vehicle lease 
costs, and meet certain document security and financial 
management expenses that had been absorbed by other agencies in 
recent years.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $87,972,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        92,687,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        92,687,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,715,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $92,687,000 
for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), an increase of 
$4,715,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 
and the same as the amount requested by the President.
    The fiscal year 2010 recommendation continues an effort 
begun last year to partially reverse the long-term decline in 
staffing at OMB. In fiscal year 1992, at the end of the 
Administration of the first President Bush, OMB had 585 full-
time equivalent staff (FTEs). In fiscal year 2000, at the end 
of the Clinton Administration, the number had dropped to 516. 
By 2008, the number of FTEs at OMB was down to 474. In light of 
OMB's major responsibilities for management and oversight of 
Federal spending and programs, including responsibilities in 
areas such as contracting and procurement that are badly in 
need of further attention, the Committee provided a funding 
increase for OMB in fiscal year 2009 intended to allow the 
hiring of additional personnel (as well as meeting other 
needs). Using these funds, OMB expects to have about 528 full-
time equivalent staff on board at the end of fiscal year 2009.
    The increase requested by the President and recommended by 
the Committee for fiscal year 2010 is largely to cover the 
full-year cost of personnel hired in 2009, as well as to cover 
standard adjustments for pay raises and other cost increases 
and to provide for maintenance of the computer systems used for 
Federal budgeting. The fiscal year 2010 appropriation is not 
intended to provide for further increases in personnel beyond 
the estimated fiscal year 2009 level.
    The Committee recommendation also continues several long-
standing provisos, not requested by the President, concerning 
limitations on uses of funds within this Act and OMB 
activities.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $27,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        27,575,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        27,575,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +375,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and most 
recently reauthorized by the ONDCP Reauthorization Act of 2006. 
The Office is the President's primary source of support for 
counter-drug policy development and program oversight. Its 
responsibilities include developing and updating a National 
Drug Control Strategy, developing a National Drug Control 
Budget, and coordinating and evaluating the implementation of 
Federal drug control activities.
    In addition, ONDCP itself manages several counter-drug 
programs which are discussed under the ``Federal Drug Control 
Programs'' heading below. These include the High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas program, Drug-Free Communities grants, and 
media activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,575,000 
for ONDCP salaries and expenses, an increase of $375,000 over 
the enacted fiscal year 2009 level and the same as the 
President's request. Of the amount appropriated, $1,300,000 is 
for policy research and evaluation, which is the same as both 
the fiscal year 2009 level and the President's request.
    The recommended reprioritization of funding for ONDCP 
programs discussed below under ``Federal Drug Control 
Programs'' will reduce the need for personnel and other 
resources funded under this salaries and expenses account to 
manage the activities being reduced or eliminated. The 
Committee has not made a corresponding reduction to this 
account, however. Rather, the Committee expects ONDCP to 
refocus resources on the counter-drug policy development, 
coordination and evaluation functions which are the primary 
mission of the Office and the original reason for its 
existence.
    The Committee is increasingly concerned with 
methamphetamine production, trafficking and abuse. According to 
the National Drug Intelligence Center's National 
Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2009, preliminary 2008 
availability and seizure data indicate a strengthening in 
domestic methamphetamine availability and domestic 
methamphetamine production, and an increase in the flow of 
methamphetamine into the United States from Mexico--most likely 
attributable to the efforts of methamphetamine producers in 
both countries to reestablish the methamphetamine supply chain 
in the face of disruptions and shortages that began occurring 
in early 2007. The Committee directs ONDCP to work with various 
agencies, such as the Departments of Justice, State, Homeland 
Security and Health and Human Services, along with State and 
local governments, to develop and implement strategies to 
reduce the demand for and supply of methamphetamine in the U.S.

                     Federal Drug Control Programs

    The Committee is recommending significant change in funding 
levels for several Federal drug control programs managed by 
ONDCP, based on evaluations and assessments of relative 
effectiveness. Appropriations for the anti-drug media campaign 
and related activities would be reduced by $50,000,000 from 
both the fiscal year 2009 level and the budget request. Of that 
reduction $36,000,000 would be redirected to increases above 
the budget request for two other well-regarded ONDCP programs: 
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas and Drug-Free Communities 
grants.
    In addition, the Committee recommends no funding in fiscal 
year 2009 for the Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center 
(CTAC), compared to $3,000,000 appropriated in fiscal year 2009 
and $1,000,000 requested by the President for fiscal year 2010.
    CTAC received appropriations of more than $40,000,000 per 
year during fiscal years 2002 through 2005. Since that time, 
however, the Committee has repeatedly scaled back funding, 
reflecting concerns about the management and priority setting 
process and the value of the work being undertaken. In fiscal 
year 2008, just $1,000,000 was provided, and in fiscal year 
2009, $3,000,000. The President has now requested an 
appropriation of only $1,000,000 for CTAC in fiscal year 2010--
suggesting that the Administration also does not see much value 
in this program.
    The requested appropriation is too small to mount a robust 
research and development effort, and the Committee sees no 
reason to maintain the administrative apparatus for CTAC in 
place to manage this minimal funding. Accordingly, the 
Committee recommends zero for CTAC in fiscal year 2010. If the 
ONDCP Director and the Administration later conclude that there 
is indeed an important and unique mission for CTAC and propose 
a realistic appropriation level to carry out that mission, the 
Committee would consider such a proposal in future years.

             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $234,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       220,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       248,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +14,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +28,000,000


    The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program 
provides resources to Federal, state, local and tribal agencies 
in designated HIDTAs to combat the production, transportation 
and distribution of illegal drugs, to seize assets derived from 
drug trafficking, to address violence in drug-plagued 
communities, and to disrupt the drug marketplace.
    There are currently 28 HIDTAs, operating in 45 states plus 
the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. 
Each HIDTA is managed by an Executive Board composed of equal 
numbers of Federal and state, local or tribal officials. Each 
HIDTA Executive Board is responsible for designing and 
implementing initiatives to deal with the specific drug 
trafficking threats in its region. Intelligence and information 
sharing are key elements of all HIDTA programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $248,000,000 
for the HIDTA Program, $14,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
level and $28,000,000 above the President's request. The 
Committee believes that the HIDTA program has demonstrated its 
effectiveness, and can serve as an important tool in combating 
current problems of drug trafficking and drug-related violence.
    The Committee has included language requiring that existing 
HIDTAs receive funding at least equal to the fiscal year 2009 
base allocation level unless the Director submits a 
justification for doing otherwise to the Committees on 
Appropriations, based on clearly articulated priorities and 
published performance measures. The Committee is advised that 
prior to 2009 HIDTAs had not received a general program 
adjustment to their allocations in a number of years, and 
recommends that most (if not all) of the increase above the 
fiscal year 2009 level be used for program adjustments, based 
on performance measures and (to the extent applicable) on 
assessments of shifts in the pattern and severity of drug 
trafficking problems.
    The recommended bill includes language directing ONDCP to 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the initial 
allocation of HIDTA funds not later than 45 days after 
enactment of this Act, and to notify the Committees of the 
proposed use of discretionary funds not later than 90 days 
after enactment. The language directs the ONDCP Director to 
work in consultation with the HIDTA Directors in determining 
the uses of that discretionary funding.
    Finally, the Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and related 
activities.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $174,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       174,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       132,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -42,300,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       -41,600,000


    This account supports a variety of other drug control 
activities managed or undertaken by ONDCP.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $132,400,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs, a decrease of 
$42,300,000 below the fiscal year 2009 level and $41,600,000 
below the President's request. The recommended level for fiscal 
year 2010 is distributed among specific programs and activities 
as follows:
Drug-Free Communities........................................$98,000,000
Media and outreach activities.................................20,000,000
United States Anti-Doping Agency..............................10,000,000
World Anti-Doping Agency dues................................. 1,900,000
National Drug Court Institute................................. 1,000,000
National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws................... 1,250,000
National Drug Control Program performance measures............   250,000
    Within the total for the account, the Committee recommends 
$98,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities program, an increase 
of $8,000,000 over both the fiscal year 2009 amount and the 
budget request. This program makes grants of up to $125,000 per 
year to support local coalitions to develop and implement 
community-based plans to reduce drug abuse among youth. These 
coalitions are required to include participants from a wide 
range of interests, including local government agencies, 
schools, the media, service organizations, law enforcement, 
parents, youth, and the business community. Local matching 
contributions are required. Grants are awarded on a competitive 
basis, and may be renewed for up to 5 years, after which time 
the coalition must compete for any further funding.
    Comprehensive evaluation of this program is being conducted 
by the Battelle Memorial Institute. Interim data from that 
evaluation indicate that places with operating Drug-Free 
Communities coalitions have lower rates of youth substance 
abuse than in the nation as a whole, and that the rate of 
substance abuse is declining more rapidly in those communities.
    Also within this account, the Committee recommends 
$20,000,000 for media and outreach, rather than the $70,000,000 
appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and requested for fiscal year 
2010, for the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign. The 
Committee intends that the $20,000,000 provided be used for 
public communication and outreach activities, production costs, 
evaluation, and, at the discretion of the Director, limited 
paid advertising campaigns such as recent ads targeted to 
parents. The Committee does not recommend continuation of the 
national paid advertising campaign targeted to teenagers.
    The Committee's recommendation in this area is guided by 
the results of evaluations of the media campaign which indicate 
that its effectiveness has been limited at best. A major 
evaluation of the effect of the media campaign, undertaken in 
response to congressional direction, was managed by the 
National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH and conducted by Westat 
and the Annenberg School for Communication. The results of that 
evaluation were first announced in 2005, and found no 
significant favorable effects from exposure to the campaign on 
initiation or continuation of drug use by youth. In fact, the 
evaluation found some evidence that the ads may have had the 
opposite effect in some cases. The Government Accountability 
(GAO) was asked by Congress to review the Westat /Annenberg 
evaluation, and concluded that it was credible, well designed, 
and appropriately executed.
    More recently, in response to directives in authorizing 
law, ONDCP has commissioned annual evaluations of the media 
campaign using available data from surveys on drug use and 
attitudes and tracking data from the advertising campaign. The 
most recent of these evaluations, submitted to Congress in 
April 2009, concluded that ``the impact of the Campaign was 
positive, but weak in magnitude''. That evaluation then went on 
to say, however, that the data used were inadequate to 
determine whether there was any causal relationship between the 
media campaign and drug related outcomes. The authorizing law 
directs ONDCP to sponsor another more extensive evaluation 
capable of looking at causal relationships, but ONDCP does not 
plan to award a contract for such an evaluation until later 
this year--suggesting that results will not be available for a 
number of years.
    If the best that can be said about the youth media campaign 
is that there is evidence that it has a ``weak'' association 
with anti-drug attitudes, while a comprehensive multi-year 
evaluation with more extensive data found no evidence of any 
positive effect at all, consideration must be given to shifting 
the substantial resources used for the advertising campaign to 
other uses. That is what the Committee recommendation seeks to 
do.
    It is not that the Committee is unconcerned about the 
problems caused by drug trafficking and use. Quite the 
opposite. It is because of concern about these problems that 
the Committee wishes to put resources into where they are 
likely to do the most good. While recommending a reduction in 
media activities, the Committee also proposes significant 
increases for the HIDTA and Drug-Free Communities programs, 
which are believed to be a better use of scarce funds.

                          Unanticipated Needs





Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    Funds appropriated in this account are for meeting 
unanticipated needs in support of the national interest, 
security, or defense.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the traditional $1,000,000 for 
unanticipated needs, the same as the fiscal year 2009 level and 
the President's request. The recommendation would permit the 
funds to remain available through fiscal year 2011. 
Expenditures from this account may be authorized by the 
President.

           Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................      $175,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +40,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      -135,000,000


    The President's budget request proposes a new program, to 
be managed by the Office of Management and Budget, called the 
Partnership Fund for Program Integrity Innovation. The purpose 
of this program is to conduct joint Federal-state pilot 
projects to demonstrate ways in which the Federal Government 
and the states can cooperate to improve program administration 
and services while reducing rates of errors and improper 
payments, especially for programs in which the states have a 
substantial role in administration and payments.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 for the Partnership 
Fund for Program Integrity Innovation, instead of the 
$175,000,000 requested by the President. While the Committee 
believes this idea has merit as a possible means of improving 
program operations and integrity, it also believes that the 
effort should start on a smaller scale than proposed. If the 
initial pilot projects appear promising, the Committee will 
consider additional funding in future years. As requested, 
funds in this account are available for 3 years, in order to 
cover up-front the multi-year costs of the pilot projects.
    The Committee has included language, similar to language 
proposed by the President, requiring the Director of the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) to make certain determinations 
before a pilot project can proceed. These include 1) that the 
project addresses programs that have a substantial state role 
in eligibility determination or where Federal-state cooperation 
could otherwise be beneficial; 2) that, in the aggregate, the 
project is expected to save at least as much as it costs; 3) 
that the project demonstrates the potential to streamline 
administration and/or strengthen program integrity; and 4) that 
the project does not achieve savings primarily by reducing 
participation by eligible beneficiaries. The Committee believes 
that pilot projects should not necessarily be confined to 
benefit program for individuals, and that consideration should 
also be given to other areas in which use of data held by 
states or other Federal-state cooperation might prove useful, 
including tax administration.
    The Committee understands that while OMB will coordinate 
and oversee this overall program, it will not administer or 
manage individual pilot projects. Rather, amounts would be 
transferred from the Partnership Fund to appropriate Federal 
agencies to actually carry out the pilots, including by making 
grants or entering into contracts or cooperative agreements--
both for the actual pilot and for the evaluation.
    Language included in the bill requires the OMB Director to 
notify the House and Senate Appropriations Committees at least 
15 days before funds are obligated for a pilot project. This 
notification shall include the specific determinations required 
by the bill, along with an explanation of the basis for each. 
The notification shall also include a clear statement of the 
objectives and purposes of the pilot, an explanation as to how 
it will be carried out, and a description of how the pilot will 
be evaluated, including the criteria expected to be used.
    Finally, language in the bill also requires the OMB 
Director to submit a progress report on September 30, 2010 and 
annually thereafter regarding activities funded under the 
Partnership Fund. These progress reports should summarize the 
pilots underway, indicate the status of each, and report on all 
interim or final evaluations completed since the last report.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $4,496,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         4,604,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,604,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +108,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    These funds support the executive functions of the Office 
of the Vice President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,604,000 for 
the Office of the Vice President, an increase of $108,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 level and the same as the amount requested 
by the President.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................          $323,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................           330,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           330,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................            +7,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $330,000 for 
the Operating Expenses of the Vice President's residence, an 
increase of $7,000 above the amount enacted in fiscal year 2009 
and the same as requested by the President.

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


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201. The Committee continues language permitting 
the transfer of not to exceed 10 percent of funds between 
various accounts within the Executive Office of the President, 
after notifying the Committees on Appropriations at least 15 
days in advance.
    Section 202. The Committee continues language requiring 
submission of a detailed financial plan by the Director of the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to the 
Committees on Appropriations, not later than 60 days after 
enactment of this bill and prior to the obligation of more than 
20 percent of the funds appropriated for ONDCP.
    Section 203. The Committee continues language permitting 
the transfer between appropriations of up to 2 percent amounts 
appropriated in this bill for the ONDCP, provided that advance 
approval is obtained from the Committees on Appropriations and 
that no individual appropriation is increased or decreased by 
more than 3 percent.
    Section 204. The Committee continues language permitting 
limited reprogramming of funds within the ONDCP, subject to the 
advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    The funds recommended by the Committee in title III of the 
accompanying bill are for the operation and maintenance of 
United States Courts and include the salaries of judges, 
probation and pretrial services officers, public defenders, 
court clerks, law clerks, and other supporting personnel, as 
well as security costs, information technology, and other 
expenses of the Federal Judiciary.
    For the most part, the Judiciary's budget is driven by its 
workload, based on the number of criminal, civil, and 
bankruptcy cases the courts receive. Our system of justice 
requires that these cases be handled in a timely manner and 
with due deliberation and care.
    The most recent data indicate that the Judiciary's workload 
is rising. This seems to reflect the serious economic downturn 
and crisis in the financial sector, as well as other factors 
such as immigration enforcement. Bankruptcy filings are up most 
dramatically--an estimated 28 percent increase for the 12-month 
period ending on June 30, 2009, compared to the preceding 12 
months. In addition, filings of criminal charges rose by an 
estimated 7 percent over this same period.
    To help meet these responsibilities, the Committee 
recommends a total of $6,941,564,000 for the Federal Judiciary 
in fiscal year 2010--an increase of $460,126,000, or just over 
7 percent, above fiscal year 2009. Much of this increase will 
be needed to simply maintain current services, by covering the 
cost of Federal pay raises, rent and other facility expenses, 
IT and security costs, and the annualization of pay and 
benefits for additional staff brought on during fiscal year 
2009.
    In addition, however, the bill also provides for some 
programmatic increases--most notably for personnel to keep up 
with the workload, including 6 additional magistrate judges 
(with their support personnel), about 142 additional full-time 
equivalent positions (FTEs) for the bankruptcy courts, about 
107 additional FTEs for the district courts, and about 118 more 
FTEs for probation and pretrial services.
    The recommended appropriations for fiscal year 2010 are 
$94,490,000 below the initial budget request made by the 
Judiciary. The reduction largely reflects more recent estimates 
provided by the courts, reflecting updated pay and personnel 
cost estimates and revised projections of fee income and 
carryover balances. The funding levels in the bill are intended 
to fully cover the workload-related increases requested by the 
Judiciary. The Committee appreciates the efforts of the 
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to keep it apprised of 
revised budgetary estimates throughout the course of the 
appropriations process.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects various fees and has certain carryover authorities. 
The Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to offset its 
direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with prior year 
practices, the Committee expects the Judiciary to submit a 
financial plan, within 90 days of enactment of this Act, 
allocating all sources of available funds including 
appropriations, fee collections, and carryover balances. This 
financial plan will be the baseline for purposes of 
reprogramming notification.
    The Committee encourages the Judiciary to explore ways to 
increase outreach to minority law students with the goal of 
increasing the number of minorities in clerkship positions.

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $69,777,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        74,740,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        74,034,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,257,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -706,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,034,000 
for fiscal year 2010 for the salaries and expenses of personnel 
and the cost of operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care 
of the building and grounds. The recommendation is $4,257,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 level and is $706,000 below the 
request for this account. The recommendation provides 
inflationary and other standard adjustments. Additionally, 
funding is included to provide new information technology 
specialist positions and for new hardware and software to 
support the Court's website.
    The Committee continues to include bill language making 
$2,000,000 available until expended for the purpose of making 
information technology investments. The Committee requests that 
the Court include an annual report with its budget 
justification materials, showing information technology 
carryover balances and describing each expenditure made in the 
previous fiscal year and planned expenditures in the budget 
year.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $18,447,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        14,568,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,525,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -3,922,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................           -43,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,525,000 
for fiscal year 2010, to remain available until expended, for 
personnel and other services relating to the structural and 
mechanical care of the Supreme Court building and grounds. The 
Architect of the Capitol has responsibility for these functions 
and supervises the use of this appropriation. The 
recommendation is $43,000 below the request and $3,922,000 
below the fiscal year 2009 level. Year-to-year changes in this 
appropriation largely reflect progress in the on-going 
comprehensive modernization of the Supreme Court building. In 
addition to routine maintenance expenses, the fiscal year 2010 
appropriation includes funds for roof repair and perimeter 
security improvements.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $30,384,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        36,981,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        33,577,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,193,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -3,404,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,577,000 
for fiscal year 2010 for the salaries and expenses of the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The 
recommendation is $3,193,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
appropriation and $3,404,000 below the request. The recommended 
increase includes the annualized cost of additional law clerks 
and other staff added in 2009, as well as the usual adjustments 
for pay raises and other inflationary increases.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $19,605,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        21,517,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,350,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,745,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -167,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $21,350,000 
for fiscal year 2010 for the salaries and expenses of the 
United States Court of International Trade. The Committee 
recommendation is $167,000 less than the budget request and 
$1,745,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level. The recommendation 
provides inflationary and other standard adjustments, as well 
as an increase for rental costs.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $4,801,369,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     5,162,252,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     5,080,709,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +279,340,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       -81,543,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,080,709,000 
for the operations of the courts of appeals, district courts, 
bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and probation 
and pretrial services offices. The recommendation is 
$279,340,000 above the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and 
$81,543,000 below the request.
    The recommendation reflects the Judiciary's need for 
additional staff due to increased workload associated with 
bankruptcy filings, pretrial and probation services, and 
immigration caseload. The recommendation also includes funding 
to begin a multi-year effort to replace the Judiciary's data 
and voice communications infrastructure.
    The Committee understands that the Judiciary's staffing, 
operations and maintenance, and information technology 
resources are allocated to the courts according to formulas 
that are approved by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States and equitably distribute resources based on the workload 
of each district. The Committee believes this is the optimal 
method of making such allocations and expects the Judiciary to 
continue to allocate its resources using this system. The 
Committee also expects the Administrative Office of the U.S. 
Courts to periodically update the formulas to ensure their 
accuracy.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $4,253,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         5,428,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,428,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,175,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $5,428,000 for 
fiscal year 2010 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund to cover expenses of the Claims Court associated with 
processing cases under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury 
Act of 1986. This amount is $1,175,000 above the amount 
available in fiscal year 2009 and equal to the request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $849,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       982,646,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       982,699,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +133,299,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................           +53,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    This account provides funding for the operation of the 
Federal Public Defender and Community Defender organizations 
and for compensation and reimbursement of expenses of panel 
attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act for 
representation in criminal cases.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $982,699,000 
for fiscal year 2010. The recommendation is $133,299,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 level and $53,000 above the request. The 
recommendation is intended to cover pay and other standard 
adjustments, as well as cost increases resulting from increased 
caseload and changes in case mix. The small increase above the 
initial budget request reflects updated estimates provided in 
May by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
    In addition, the Committee recommendation adopts the 
request by the Judiciary for funds to increase the hourly rate 
for panel defense attorneys in non-capital cases from $110 to 
$139 per hour, which reflects the full estimated ``catch up'' 
cost-of-living adjustment authorized by the Criminal Justice 
Act. (Panel attorneys in capital cases are paid at 
substantially higher hourly rates, which would be adjusted for 
annual inflation under the recommended bill.)
    In justifying its request, the Judicial Conference stated 
that ``the Judiciary believes that the necessary improvement to 
panel representation cannot be accomplished absent a 
substantial increase in the panel attorney hourly rate for non-
capital appointments''. The Judiciary budget justifications 
also state that, ``[s]urvey findings confirmed the substantial 
level of difficulty courts have in finding and retaining 
qualified counsel to accept appointments in non-capital cases, 
and linked much of the problem with the low hourly rate''. The 
Judiciary's submission notes that the hourly rate for a panel 
attorney must cover the overhead cost of a law practice as well 
as a reasonable remuneration for the lawyer, and that current 
rates are considerably lower than what panel attorneys 
typically receive for private representations, meaning there is 
a substantial ``opportunity cost'' to taking a court 
appointment to represent a defendant who cannot afford a 
private lawyer. Similar arguments were advanced at the 
Committee's hearing on the judicial branch budget request.
    The Committee finds these arguments persuasive, and 
recognizes the importance of adequate representation in 
ensuring fair and effective justice in criminal cases.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $62,206,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        63,401,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        62,275,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           +69,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -1,126,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $62,275,000 
for payments to jurors, which is $69,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 level and $1,126,000 less than the request. The reduction 
below the initial request reflects updated information provided 
by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts in May, which 
indicated that available carryover balances will be higher than 
initially estimated.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $428,858,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       463,642,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       457,353,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +28,495,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -6,289,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $457,353,000 
for Court Security in fiscal year 2010 to provide for necessary 
expenses of security and protective services in courtrooms and 
adjacent areas. This is an increase of $28,495,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 level and $6,289,000 below the request. Bill 
language is included allowing up to $15,000,000 to remain 
available until expended.
    The recommendation includes adjustments for pay costs and 
similar items, additional court security officers, and 
increases for security equipment, information technology 
improvements, and space for special projects for the United 
States Marshals Service.

           Administrative Office of the United States Courts


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $79,049,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        83,963,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        83,075,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,026,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -888,000


    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) 
provides administrative and management support to the United 
States Courts, including the probation and bankruptcy systems. 
It also supports the Judicial Conference of the United States 
in determining Federal Judiciary policies, in developing 
methods to assist the courts to conduct business efficiently 
and economically, and in enhancing the use of information 
technology in the courts.
    In fiscal year 2008, the Committee included a provision 
which authorizes the Judiciary to contract directly for repairs 
under $100,000. This provision was included in the fiscal year 
2009 bill and is included in this bill as well. The Committee 
requests that the Judiciary report back on the utilization of 
this authority including an analysis of any cost savings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $83,075,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the AO, which is $4,026,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 level and $888,000 below the 
request.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $25,725,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        27,486,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        27,328,000
    Bill compared with:...............................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,603,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -158,000


    The Center improves the management of Federal Judicial 
dockets and court administration through education for judges 
and staff, and research, evaluation, and planning assistance 
for the courts and the Judicial Conference.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,328,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Federal Judicial Center 
for fiscal year 2010, which is $1,603,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 level and $158,000 below the request.

                       Judicial Retirement Funds


                    PAYMENT TO JUDICIARY TRUST FUNDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $76,140,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        82,374,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        82,374,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................         6,234,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    These funds cover the estimated annuity payments to be made 
to retired bankruptcy judges, magistrate judges, Claims Court 
judges, and spouses and dependent children of deceased judicial 
officers.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $82,374,000 for payments to the 
Judicial Officers' Retirement Fund, the Judicial Survivors' 
Annuities Fund, and the Claims Court Judges Retirement Fund for 
fiscal year 2010. This amount is the same as the budget request 
and $6,234,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level. These payments 
are considered mandatory for budget scorekeeping purposes.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $16,225,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        17,056,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,837,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +612,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -219,000


    The purpose of the Commission is to establish, review, and 
revise sentencing guidelines, policies, and practices for the 
Federal criminal justice system. The Commission is also 
required to monitor the operation of the guidelines and to 
identify and report necessary changes to the Congress.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends $16,837,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the United States Sentencing Commission for fiscal 
year 2010, which is $612,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
appropriation and $219,000 below the request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary

    Section 301. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds in the bill for salaries and expenses for the Judiciary 
to be available for employment of experts and consultant 
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 302. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to 5 percent of any appropriation made available for fiscal 
year 2010 to be transferred between Judiciary appropriations 
accounts provided that no appropriation shall be decreased by 
more than 5 percent or increased by more than 10 percent by any 
such transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provides that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under section 608 of the accompanying 
bill and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure 
except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that 
section.
    Section 303. The Committee continues language authorizing 
not to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Section 304. The Committee continues language requiring a 
financial plan for the Judiciary within 90 days of enactment of 
this Act.
    Section 305. The Committee continues language enabling the 
Federal Judiciary to contract for repairs under $100,000.
    Section 306. The Committee continues language to authorize 
a court security pilot program.
    Section 307. The Committee includes language extending 
temporary judgeships in Ohio and Kansas.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                             Federal Funds


              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $35,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        35,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        35,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Resident Tuition Support program was created by the 
District of Columbia College Access Act of 1999 to provide 
District college-bound students the opportunity to expand their 
higher education choices. The program receives its funding 
through a Federal appropriation which is deposited into a 
dedicated account under the control of the District of Columbia 
Chief Financial Officer. This program grants up to $10,000 
annually for undergraduate District students to attend eligible 
four-year public universities and colleges nationwide at in-
state tuition rates. Grants up to $2,500 per year are available 
for students to attend private institutions in the D.C. 
metropolitan area as well as public two-year community 
colleges.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $35,100,000 
for the resident tuition support program, the same as the 
fiscal year 2009 appropriation and equal to the budget request. 
The District of Columbia is expected to adhere to the 
authorizing statute with regard to the administrative expenses 
associated with this program.

       FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $39,177,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        15,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -24,177,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $15,000,000 
for emergency planning and security costs, $24,177,000 below 
the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and equal to the budget 
request. These funds are for emergency planning and security 
costs related to the presence of the Federal Government in the 
District of Columbia and surrounding jurisdictions. The 
decrease below the fiscal year 2009 level is due to adjustments 
made to reflect one-time costs associated with the January 2009 
presidential inauguration events.
    The Committee recognizes the extra burden that certain 
agencies within the District of Columbia government face due to 
the Federal presence in the city, particularly the Metropolitan 
Police Department (MPD). The accompaniment of police officers 
to support the motorcade travel of the President, the Vice 
President and the First Lady requires resources for which the 
MPD historically has not been covered by the Federal 
Government.
    The Committee continues the requirement that a detailed 
justification be submitted with the budget request in future 
years, as well as a report detailing any deviation from the 
plan outlined in the justification no later than 60 days after 
the end of the fiscal year.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $248,409,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       248,952,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       268,920,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +20,511,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +19,968,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $268,920,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts, $20,511,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and $19,968,000 above 
the fiscal year 2010 budget request. This amount includes 
$12,022,000 for the Court of Appeals, $108,524,000 for the 
Superior Court, $65,114,000 for the Court System, and 
$83,260,000 for capital improvements to courthouse facilities. 
The aforementioned amounts are reflective of adjustments 
requested by the District of Columbia Courts to consolidate 
space lease and utilities costs in the Court System program.
    The recommended level includes funding above the 
President's budget request to open a third drop-in center in 
the District that will provide tutoring, counseling, and 
mentoring services for juveniles on probation; address 
increased facilities maintenance needs; improve the Courts' 
performance management system; and to acquire additional 
warehouse space. Funds above the President's request for the 
Courts' Capital Program are provided for the C Street expansion 
of the Moultrie Courthouse and for perimeter security 
initiatives on the court campus.
    The Committee notes that the fiscal year 2010 request 
includes $15,000,000 as a final Federal payment to complete 
work on renovating the cell block at the Moultrie Courthouse. 
The Committee appreciates the responsiveness of the District of 
Columbia Courts in addressing the conditions at the cell block 
on a priority basis.

          DEFENDER SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $52,475,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        52,475,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,525,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +2,525,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $55,000,000 for Defender Services 
in District of Columbia Courts, $2,525,000 above the fiscal 
year 2009 appropriation and $2,525,000 above the budget 
request.
    The recommendation includes funding sufficient to annualize 
in fiscal year 2010 the rate increase to $90 per hour approved 
in fiscal year 2009 for attorneys in the Defender Services 
program.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER

            SUPERVISION AGENCY FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $203,490,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       212,408,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       212,408,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +8,918,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $212,408,000 
for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), 
$8,918,000 above the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and the 
same as the budget request. Of the amounts provided, 
$153,856,000 is for the Community Supervision Sex Offender 
Registration and $58,552,000 is for the Pretrial Services 
Agency. Increased funds over fiscal year 2009 are provided for 
pay and non-pay inflationary costs, as well as for initiatives 
to enhance monitoring of high-risk offenders and defendants 
using cellular electronic monitoring and global positioning 
satellite technology.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $35,659,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        37,316,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        37,316,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,657,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $37,316,000 
for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 
$1,657,000 above the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and the 
same as the budget request.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WATER AND SEWER AUTHORITY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $16,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................           400,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $20,400,000 
to the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA), 
$4,400,000 above the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and 
$400,000 above the budget request. Of the amount recommended, 
$20,000,000 is to continue implementation of the Combined Sewer 
Overflow Long-Term Plan. Funding for this project will be 
matched 100 percent by WASA.
    The District of Columbia Task Force on Water Quality, 
comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders that includes 
health advocates and a number of local and Federal government 
entities, has identified the need for an independent study of 
the lead levels in the District's drinking water. The 
recommendation includes $400,000 for the District of Columbia 
Department of the Environment for the costs associated with 
study design and related outreach materials; water sampling in 
hundreds of homes throughout the District; lab analysis of the 
water samples; analysis of the sampling results; and production 
of a final report. Ascertaining the current level of lead in 
the drinking water is an important public health issue in the 
District of Columbia and the Committee looks forward to the 
results of the study.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,774,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         1,774,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +226,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          +226,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $2,000,000 to 
the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC), $226,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and $226,000 above the 
budget request. These funds are to support initiatives related 
to the coordination of Federal and local criminal justice 
resources in the District of Columbia. Similar to prior years, 
the Committee directs the CJCC to submit performance measures 
in an annual report. Funds are available until expended.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................           500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment at the budget 
request level to support two judicial commissions, $295,000 for 
the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and $205,000 for the 
Judicial Nomination Commission. These two commissions provide 
support to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and 
Superior Court through reviewing and investigating judicial 
misconduct complaints and recommending candidates to the 
President of the United States for nomination to the District 
of Columbia bench. Funds are available through September 30, 
2011.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................         4,888,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -3,188,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................         1,700,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,700,000 
for the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the District of 
Columbia, $3,188,000 below fiscal year 2009 and $1,700,000 
above the request. These funds are for education, social 
service, and economic development initiatives in the District 
of Columbia. The Committee directs each grantee to submit a 
comprehensive budget and a report on the activities to be 
carried out with the funds no later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act. The District CFO will submit a 
comprehensive report no later than June 1, 2010, to the 
Committee on Appropriations highlighting which grantees did not 
comply with the reporting requirements. The Committee requires 
that any funds to these grantees must be spent primarily in the 
District of Columbia to benefit District residents.

        Recipient/Purpose                                         Amount
Living Classrooms of the National Capital Region, Washington, 
    DC, Education and job skills training for disadvantaged 
    young adults..............................................  $100,000
National Building Museum, Washington, DC, Education programs 
    and exhibitions...........................................   150,000
Safe Kids USA, Washington, DC, Safety services for families in 
    need......................................................   125,000
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, Washington, DC, Next 
    Step Program..............................................   100,000
The Washington Center, Washington, DC, Construction and build 
    out of academic space.....................................   125,000
Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, Trauma center and 
    other critical hospital upgrades..........................    50,000
Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, DC, health care services...   100,000
Youth Power Center, Washington, DC, Tutoring and Mentoring 
    Program Expansion.........................................   100,000

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $54,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        74,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        74,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +20,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $74,400,000 
for school improvement, $20,400,000 above fiscal year 2009 and 
the same as the budget request. These funds are allocated as 
follows: $42,200,000 to improve public school education in the 
District of Columbia, $20,000,000 to expand quality charter 
schools, and $12,200,000 to the Secretary of Education for 
opportunity scholarships for low-income children in the 
District of Columbia for the 2010-2011 school year, of which 
$1,000,000 is for administrative expenses.
    The funding recommendation supports the President's 
proposal, also supported by the District of Columbia's Mayor 
and Council Chairman, that opportunity scholarships funded in 
this bill for the 2010-2011 school year be limited to current 
program participants only.

          FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR CONSOLIDATED LABORATORY FACILITY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $21,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        15,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -6,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $15,000,000 
for a consolidated bioterrorism and forensics laboratory, 
$6,000,000 below the fiscal year 2009 appropriation and the 
same as the budget request. The Committee notes that the 
recommended level represents the final Federal payment needed 
in order to complete work on this important project.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         2,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,375,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,375,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          +375,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $2,375,000, 
$375,000 above the budget request, to support costs associated 
with the D.C. National Guard. As a Federal entity, the D.C. 
National Guard responds to the orders of the President of the 
United States, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the D.C. 
National Guard, pursuant to the District of Columbia Official 
Code 49-409 and Executive Order No. 11485 (October 1, 1969). 
The District's Mayor is not authorized to deploy the Guard 
under any circumstances. The Federal payment will be used to 
support civilian administrative personnel working for the D.C. 
National Guard. Military members of the Guard are paid for 
through the Department of Defense appropriation.
    The Committee acknowledges the unique role of the D.C. 
National Guard in addressing emergencies that may occur as a 
result of the presence of the Federal Government and includes 
$375,000 for the D.C. National Guard to pay the costs of a 
tuition assistance program for Guard members who are non-
District residents.
    The District of Columbia National Guard and the entire 
community of the District of Columbia lost a dedicated leader 
and public servant when Major General David F. Wherley, Jr. was 
killed in the tragic Metrorail train crash which occurred on 
June 22, 2009. General Wherley was a former commander of the DC 
National Guard. During that service, he was in frequent contact 
with the Committee to further the ability of the DC National 
Guard to serve the citizens of the District of Columbia, as 
well as the Nation's elected leadership. Among a number of 
initiatives, General Wherley advocated on behalf of the Capital 
Guardians for funding for a retention and college access 
program to ensure that members of the District of Columbia 
National Guard may enjoy some of the same benefits for their 
service as members of the National Guard in neighboring states. 
To honor his service to the District of Columbia and his 
commitment to those he worked with, the Committee seeks to 
dedicate this program to his memory by naming it the ``Major 
General David F. Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National 
Guard Retention and College Access Program''.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR HOUSING FOR THE HOMELESS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        19,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +19,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment for housing for 
the homeless of $19,200,000, the same as the budget request. 
This funding will support the District's ``Housing First'' 
program which seeks to reduce homelessness by providing 
permanent housing to District residents in need. The first 
phase of this program is to assess chronically homeless 
individuals and families with histories of homelessness who are 
living on the streets, in shelters and other institutions. The 
second phase is to place individuals and families into long-
term housing. The third phase is to provide effective case 
management to ensure that individuals and families are 
connected to support services and achieve the highest degree of 
stabilization and self-sufficiency possible. The District 
estimates this funding will be sufficient to find permanent 
housing for 150 currently homeless families. This Federal 
payment will be matched with $10,071,000 in local funds that 
will be used to support residents that have already been placed 
in permanent supportive housing. The Committee directs that 
beginning March 31, 2010 the District submit to the Committee 
quarterly reports detailing the number of individuals and 
families provided housing through this Federal payment. Funds 
are available through September 30, 2011.

                   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR YOUTH SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $5,000,000 
for youth services, the same as the budget request. These funds 
will be used for the District's ``Reconnecting Disconnected 
Youth'' initiative which seeks to significantly reduce the 
number of young people not currently connected to positive 
school or work activities or at risk of becoming disconnected 
from these critical influences. This initiative addresses two 
priorities: (1) providing young people who have dropped out of 
school with job training and access to general educational 
development (GED) programs, and (2) improving the services 
provided to court-involved youth and their families. This 
Federal payment will be matched with a total of $11,500,000 in 
local funds and grants. Funds are available through September 
30, 2011.

               FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +4,000,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $4,000,000 
for HIV/AIDS prevention initiatives. This funding was not 
requested in the President's budget, but was proposed by the 
Mayor of the District of Columbia. The District is in the midst 
of an HIV/AIDS epidemic. Based on the national HIV/AIDS case 
reporting system, the District currently has the highest HIV/
AIDS rate in the country--nearly twice as high as New York City 
and five times as high as Detroit. Estimates indicate that 
between 3 to 5 percent of the adult residents in the District 
are currently living with HIV or AIDS. The District has 
developed policies and programs to provide innovative HIV/AIDS 
prevention, care, and support services on a city-wide basis. 
However, District resources are insufficient to permit broad 
implementation of these programs. This Federal payment will 
enable the District to provide testing, counseling, and other 
prevention services in communities most affected by the spread 
of HIV/AIDS. The Committee directs the District of Columbia to 
provide a spending plan for these funds within 45 days of 
enactment of this Act. Funds are available through September 
30, 2011.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    The Committee recommends a total of $8,858,278,000 for the 
operating expenses of the District of Columbia as contained in 
the fiscal year 2010 budget and financial plan transmitted to 
the Mayor by the District of Columbia Council on June 5, 2009. 
Of the total, $5,721,742,000 is from local funds, 
$2,575,447,000 is from Federal grant funds, $556,429,000 is 
from other funds, and $4,660,000 is from private funds. An 
additional $125,274,000 is available from prior year funds, and 
an increase of $2,963,810,000 is for capital construction 
projects.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


             Administrative Conference of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         2,625,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -1,125,000


    The Administrative Conference of the United States is an 
independent agency and advisory committee which was created to 
study administrative processes in order to recommend 
improvements to Congress and Federal agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,500,000 for 
the Administrative Conference of the United States, the same 
amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and $1,125,000 below 
the budget request. The Conference was reauthorized in July 
2008 and received $1,500,000 in fiscal year 2009 
appropriations. As of June 2009, a Chairman to head the 
Conference has not been named, no staff have been hired, and no 
fiscal year 2009 funds have been expended. In light of this, 
the Committee does not recommend the funding increase proposed 
in the budget request.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $105,404,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       107,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       113,325,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +7,921,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +6,325,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $113,325,000 for the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission for fiscal year 2010, an increase of 
$7,921,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 
and $6,325,000 above the request level.
    The recommendation provides funding for the ongoing 
implementation and enforcement of recently enacted consumer 
protection legislation. Funding is provided for increased 
workload associated with the Consumer Product Safety 
Improvement Act, including the hiring of an additional 28 FTE.
    The recommendation includes $7,280,000 for the continued 
implementation and enforcement of the Virginia Graeme Baker 
Pool and Spa Safety Act--representing the fiscal year 2009 
funding level adjusted for inflation. Within this amount, 
$4,045,000 is provided for the public information and education 
program, the same as in fiscal year 2009 and $3,045,000 more 
than the budget request. The bill also includes funding for 
enforcement of the Children's Gasoline Burn Prevention Act.
    The Committee strongly supports the CPSC's Import Safety 
Initiative which positions CPSC investigators at key ports of 
entry to stop defective products from entering the United 
States. The Committee supports expansion of this initiative in 
fiscal year 2010 and includes funding to hire 10 FTE to further 
enhance the CPSC presence at key ports.
    The Committee is concerned regarding reports of health and 
other problems that may be related to drywall imported from 
China. The Committee understands that the CPSC has received 
reports of these problems from 18 states and the District of 
Columbia with the majority of reports coming from Florida 
residents. The problem is believed to stem from the 
unprecedented increase in new construction that occurred in 
2006 and 2007 which strained domestic drywall production and 
led to the importing of drywall from China. The Committee 
commends the CPSC for its efforts to address the drywall 
problem and understands the CPSC has diverted fiscal year 2009 
resources from other priorities in order to address this issue. 
To assist the CPSC in further identifying and addressing the 
origins of the drywall problem, the Committee includes funding 
above the request level for this purpose. The Committee expects 
to be kept apprised of CPSC work on the drywall issue.
    The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was 
signed into law on August 14, 2008 and is considered to be the 
most significant piece of consumer protection legislation 
enacted since the CPSC was established in the early 1970s. The 
legislation received nearly unanimous bipartisan support in 
Congress. Congress passed this legislation in the wake of a 
massive number of consumer product recalls in 2007 and 2008--
more than 20 million--many of which involved toys manufactured 
in China. The Committee strongly supports this legislation but 
is aware of concerns surrounding implementation of certain 
aspects of the law. The Committee believes there may be some 
products subject to the strict lead ban in the Act that likely 
were not intended to be included. The Committee urges the CPSC 
to continue considering exemptions for products that, based on 
CPSC's determination, present no real risk of lead exposure to 
children.
    Funding is included for two additional CPSC commissioners 
and associated staff as authorized under the Consumer Product 
Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
    The bill also includes language that limits official 
reception and representation expenses to no more than $2,000 in 
fiscal year 2010.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $17,959,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        16,530,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,959,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +1,429,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $17,959,000 for EAC salaries and 
expenses, the same as the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and an 
increase of $1,429,000 above the budget request. The 
recommendation also provides for transfer of $3,500,000 to the 
National Institute of Standards and Technology for election 
reform activities--$500,000 less than the transfer in fiscal 
year 2009 but $250,000 more than proposed by the 
Administration.
    Also included in this recommendation is $750,000 for the 
Help America Vote College Program and $300,000 for mock 
election programs--in both cases the same level of funding as 
provided in fiscal year 2009. The Administration did not 
propose funds for either of these programs in fiscal year 2010. 
The college program, first implemented during the 2004 
election, recruits and trains young people in colleges, 
universities, and community colleges to serve as nonpartisan 
poll workers, helping to address a nationwide poll worker 
shortage and recruit the next generation of workers. Mock 
election programs promote participation in elections through 
voter education activities for students and their parents. Both 
programs are competitive grant programs.
    The Committee encourages the use of voting machines in 
student elections. This will allow students, the nation's 
voters of tomorrow, to become familiar with voting processes 
and technologies so that when they turn 18, they will be 
comfortable with their civic duties. Groups involved in student 
mock elections should work with local election authorities to 
promote the use of voting machines by students.
    The biennial Election Administration and Voting Survey 
(better known as the Election Day Survey), provides the 
Election Assistance Commission with important information about 
significant issues in the administration of elections. However, 
since 2004 the survey has not collected information on voting 
system performance or voting system malfunctions. The Committee 
believes the collection of this type of information would be 
helpful to elected officials and voting system manufacturers in 
determining how to improve the reliability of voting systems 
and processes. The Committee urges the Election Assistance 
Commission to help develop a system of standardized best 
practices for states and localities to collect information on 
voting system performance and malfunctions, and to work to 
develop questions on these issues for future Election Day 
Surveys.
    The Committee directs the Government Accountability Office 
to study and report to the Committee regarding the costs and 
benefits of implementing the Weekend Voting Act (H.R. 254), 
including the anticipated costs to state and federal election 
administration officials, the effects on polling places and the 
estimated increase in voter turnout.

                        ELECTION REFORM PROGRAMS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $106,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        52,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       106,000,000
Bill compared with....................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +54,000,000


    This appropriation provides for grant programs authorized 
by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and for related 
grant programs to improve the administration of elections.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $106,000,000 for 
Election Reform programs, the same as the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and an increase of $54,000,000 above the budget 
request. Of this amount, $100,000,000 is for grants available 
to States for assistance in meeting the requirements of HAVA 
relating to voting systems, voter registration, provisional 
ballots, and other election administration activities.
    In addition, $4,000,000 is provided for grants for research 
on voting technology improvements as authorized by the Help 
America Vote Act, $1,000,000 less than provided for this 
purpose in fiscal year 2009. The Committee directs the EAC to 
use the appropriated amount to fund research into technological 
solutions for voting systems that ensure accessibility for 
voters with disabilities so that such voters can vote privately 
and independently, including through the use of official paper 
ballots. The Committee further directs that technological 
solutions developed through this federally funded research be 
non-proprietary and be made available to the public, including 
to voting system manufacturers.
    The recommendation also includes $2,000,000 for 
continuation of a pilot program, administered by the EAC, to 
provide grants to States and units of local government to 
develop and document best practices for quality and cost-
effective pre-election logic and accuracy testing of voting 
systems and post-election voting system verification. The goal 
of logic and accuracy testing is to ensure that voting system 
equipment, including tabulation equipment that will be used in 
an upcoming election is properly prepared to support the 
election. Testing should also include assessments of the 
completeness, accuracy and usability of ballots. Post-election 
voting system verification should assess the adequacy of 
controls in place prior to and during the election that can 
detect and correct, or prevent, anomalies from occurring in 
voting systems. Jurisdictions would report on voting system 
equipment failures during the election as well as on procedural 
incidents that involved voting equipment. This pilot program 
was begun in fiscal year 2009 with funding of $1,000,000.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $341,875,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       335,794,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       335,794,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -6,081,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -


    The mission of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
is to implement the Communications Act of 1934 in a manner that 
promotes competition, innovation, and deregulation in the 
communications industry and the availability of high quality 
communications services for all Americans.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes total budget authority of $335,794,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the FCC for fiscal year 2010, 
of which $334,794,000 is to be derived from offsetting 
collections, resulting in a direct appropriation of $1,000,000. 
Although the operating level for fiscal year 2010 is $6,081,000 
below the current year as requested, the bill actually funds a 
$15,000,000 upgrade to the information and communications 
technology systems at the commission and other programmatic 
increases and adjustments for inflation. There were one-time 
items in fiscal year 2009 of almost $30,000,000 that will not 
be repeated in fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee recommendation includes bill language, 
similar to that included in previous Appropriations Acts, which 
allows: (1) up to $4,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; (2) purchase and hire of motor 
vehicles; (3) special counsel fees; (4) collection of 
$334,794,000 in section 9 fees; (5) the sum appropriated to be 
reduced as section 9 fees are collected; (6) a prohibition on 
amounts collected in excess of $334,794,000 from being 
available for obligation; (7) a prohibition on remaining 
offsetting collections from prior years from being available 
for obligation; and (8) retention of $85,000,000 of proceeds 
from the use of a competitive bidding system.
    The Committee stresses the importance of providing all 
persons living under the American flag, including those living 
in the United States territories, equal access to 
communications services. The Communications Act of 1934 
established the FCC to ``make available, so far as possible, to 
all the people of the United States, without discrimination on 
the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, a 
rapid, efficient, Nation-wide, and world-wide wire and radio 
communication service with adequate facilities at reasonable 
charges'' (emphasis added). The Committee is aware that certain 
communication services, such as satellite radio services, are 
not available on a comparable basis to persons living under the 
American flag outside of the contiguous 48 States. Satellite 
radio services are currently unavailable or have limited 
availability in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 
American Samoa, Alaska, and Hawaii. The FCC is directed to 
report back to the Committee by January 31, 2010 with a 
detailed comparison of the technical and practical availability 
of all communications services under its jurisdiction in the 
contiguous 48 States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, 
Guam, American Samoa, Alaska, and Hawaii.
    The Committee appreciates that in 2008 the Commission 
raised $19,592,000,000 in the 700 MHZ auction. The sale of this 
spectrum should have a significant impact on the next phase of 
wireless broadband innovation. However, the Committee is very 
concerned that the auction for the D Block did not meet its 
$1,300,000,000 reserve price established in advance of the 
auction. The D Block spectrum was set aside for the creation of 
a public/private partnership to solve public safety's 
interoperability problems allowing police, fire and other first 
responders to better communicate with one another during an 
emergency. The 9/11 Commission identified the need to increase 
the assignment of spectrum for first responders in its July 
2004 report and it is disappointing the Federal Government has 
yet to fully address this critical need. The Committee 
understands that the Commission is evaluating the options for 
how to proceed with this auction. The Committee urges the 
Commission to rework the rules for this critical spectrum 
auction expeditiously so that first responders have an 
interoperable communications network as soon as possible.
    In September 2008, the Financial Services Subcommittee held 
a hearing on the difficulties that some public, educational, 
and governmental (PEG) stations have been having in obtaining 
equal access to basic cable channels as required by law. The 
Acting Chairman of the FCC testified before the Subcommittee in 
April 2009 that PEG stations had filed three complaints 
claiming that they were being denied appropriate access to 
cable channels and that the commission had begun creating the 
record necessary to make a decision relatively soon. The 
Committee urges the FCC to resolve those complaints as soon as 
practicable.
    The Committee believes that the Universal Service Fund 
(USF) must have effective audits of the use of more than $7 
billion in funds from ratepayers. The recommendation this year 
does not include a transfer from the USF for additional audits 
and oversight activities because substantial carry-over funds 
remain available from earlier appropriations. The Committee is 
concerned by reports that some recipients of USF moneys have 
been the subject of unduly burdensome audits and that the 
results of those audits have not been effectively presented to 
improve expenditures from the USF going forward. This is a 
period of transition for the Commission and its Inspector 
General. The Committee urges the new leadership to re-evaluate 
the auditing process to make sure that the auditing process is 
not unduly onerous and that lessons learned from audits get 
translated into better performance in the future.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $27,495,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        37,942,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        37,942,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +10,447,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a transfer of $37,942,000 from the 
Deposit Insurance Fund and the FSLIC Resolution Fund to finance 
the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for fiscal year 2010, an 
increase of $10,447,000 above the amount transferred in fiscal 
year 2009 and the same as the budget request. The increase is 
provided to enable the OIG to respond to workload needs 
associated with the increase in bank failures, the increase in 
resolution and receivership activity, and new FDIC programs and 
activities established in response to the current downturn in 
the economy that impact the Deposit Insurance Fund.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $63,618,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        64,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        65,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,482,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +1,100,000


    The Federal Election Commission administers the disclosure 
of campaign finance information, enforces limitations on 
contributions and expenditures, supervises the public funding 
of Presidential elections, and performs other tasks related to 
Federal elections.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $65,100,000 
for the Federal Election Commission, an increase of $1,482,000 
over the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and $1,100,000 
over the budget request. The increase above the budget request 
is intended to fully fund adjustments needed to cover increased 
pay, rent, information technology and similar costs in order to 
maintain current services.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $22,674,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        24,773,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,773,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,099,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,773,000 
for the Federal Labor Relations Authority, an increase of 
$2,099,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 
and the same as the budget request. The Committee's 
recommendation provides for an additional 18 FTE as requested 
by the Authority. The Committee expects that the increased 
staffing and funding resources provided will be used to clear 
case backlogs and implement management initiatives to reduce 
attrition and improve employee morale.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $259,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       287,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       291,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +32,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +4,500,000


    The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to 
enforce a variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection 
laws. Under these laws, the Commission seeks to ensure that the 
nation's markets are competitive, function vigorously and 
efficiently, and are free from undue governmental and private 
restrictions. The Commission also seeks to improve the 
operation of the marketplace by eliminating deceptive and 
unfair practices. Appropriations for both the Antitrust 
Division of the Department of Justice and the Commission are 
partially financed with Hart-Scott-Rodino Act pre-merger filing 
fees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends total budget authority of 
$291,700,000 for the salaries and expenses of the FTC for 
fiscal year 2010, which is $32,500,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 level and $4,500,000 above the request. The Committee 
assumes that $110,000,000 of collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino 
premerger filing fees and $19,000,000 of collections from Do-
Not-Call list fees will partially offset the appropriation 
requirement for this account.
    The Committee notes that, of the recommended increase, 
$15,000,000 is to cover one-time relocation costs associated 
with the upcoming expiration of the lease on a building 
occupied by the FTC.
    During the current economic downturn, the FTC has a 
particularly important role in protecting consumers against 
unfair and deceptive financial practices in areas such as 
``foreclosure rescue'', credit repair, debt collection, and 
debt negotiation and settlement. The Commission also continues 
to have important roles in a wide variety of other fields, 
including prevention of false and deceptive advertising, 
protection of privacy, and regulation of anti-competitive 
behavior in energy, health care, and other sectors.
    The Committee recommends an increase of $4,500,000 above 
the budget request to strengthen the FTC's capacity to protect 
consumers and prevent anti-competitive practices.
    The Committee is extremely concerned by the Federal Trade 
Commission's decision that small-sized health care providers 
are subject to the Red Flags Rule issued on November 9, 2007 to 
implement the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 
2003. Health care providers have informed the Committee that 
the cost of compliance with the Red Flags Rule has the 
potential to be excessively burdensome on small health care 
providers and that this decision is not in compliance with the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, which mandates that Federal 
agencies consider the potential economic impact of regulations 
of small entities and determine less burdensome alternatives. 
The Committee also understands that the FTC has reached a 
different conclusion and believes the costs of compliance will 
be minimal. In addition, the Committee understands that the FTC 
has delayed implementation until August 1, 2009 and has 
developed a small business compliance guide and template for 
low risk entities. While the Committee appreciates that the FTC 
has taken some steps to address the concerns of small 
businesses, the Committee believes more needs to be done. The 
Committee requests the FTC to further delay implementation 
while it works with the health care provider and small business 
communities to minimize the resulting burdens on providers and 
firms that present low risk for identity theft problems, 
including by better defining and narrowing, as far as possible, 
the circumstances under which the rule applies to these 
entities.
    The Committee is aware that the FTC recently filed lawsuits 
against three companies believed to be responsible for more 
than one billion illegal telemarketing phone calls, many of 
which were to numbers registered on the National Do Not Call 
Registry. These companies utilized a technique known as ``call 
spoofing'' to disguise the source of the call on caller ID 
devices, often making the call appear to come from a trusted 
source. The FTC alleges these calls generated more than $10 
million in fraudulent proceeds for the three companies. The 
Committee is concerned about this trend and encourages the FTC 
to carefully monitor reports of call spoofing and to fully 
prosecute further violations of the Do Not Call Registry.

                    General Services Administration

    The Committee notes that the General Services 
Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Service is required to 
award contracts to commercial firms under terms and conditions 
that mirror commercial practices for the supplies and services 
through its Multiple Award Schedule. Recently, some Federal 
agencies have announced savings through the improvement of the 
process of purchasing office supplies outside of GSA's 
schedules. Therefore, the Committee directs the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the ten 
largest Federal agencies on the level of funds spent on office 
supplies during fiscal year 2009 through the GSA schedules and 
outside of these schedules; a comparison of prices paid; and a 
cost-benefit analysis of alternative options. GAO is directed 
to submit a report to the Committee on this review within 180 
days of enactment of this Act.

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2009......    $8,427,771,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           8,530,685,000
 fiscal year 2010.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     8,465,585,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2009.........       +37,814,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2010 estimate       -65,100,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $8,465,585,000 for 
the Fund, an increase of $37,814,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted levels, a decrease of $65,100,000 below the request.
    To carry out the purposes of the Federal Buildings Fund 
established pursuant to section 210(f) of the Federal Property 
and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 592), the 
revenues and collections deposited into the Fund, shall be 
available for necessary expenses in the aggregate amount of 
$8,465,585,000 of which: $722,537,000 is for construction 
(including funds for sites and expenses and associated design 
and construction services), $400,276,000 is for repairs and 
alterations, $140,525,000 is for installment acquisition 
payments (including payments on purchase contracts), 
$4,861,871,000 is for rental of space; and $2,340,376,000 is 
for building operations.
    GSA is directed to expand the use of on-site renewable 
energy in Federal buildings, in order to reduce greenhouse gas 
emissions and moderate energy price fluctuations.

                      CONSTRUCTION AND ACQUISITION




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2009......      $746,317,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             657,637,000
 fiscal year 2010.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       722,537,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2009.........       -23,780,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2010 request.       +64,900,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $722,537,000 for 
construction and acquisition, a decrease of $23,780,000 below 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $64,900,000 above the 
request. Funding is included for the following projects:

White Oak, MD, Food and Drug Administration Consolidation...$137,871,000
Washington, DC, Columbia Plaza...............................100,000,000
Washington, DC, Southeast Federal Center Remediation..........15,000,000
Lakewood, CO, Denver Federal Center Remediation............... 9,962,000
Miami, FL, Federal Bureau of Investigation Field Office 
    Consolidation............................................190,675,000
El Paso, TX, Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry............91,565,000
Calexico, CA, Calexico West Land Port of Entry................ 9,437,000
Madawaska, ME, Land Port of Entry.............................50,127,000
Savannah, GA United States Courthouse......................... 7,900,000
San Antonio, TX, United States Courthouse..................... 4,000,000
Greenbelt, MD, United States Courthouse.......................10,000,000
Mobile, AL, United States Courthouse..........................96,000,000

    The Committee has not recommended funding for courthouse 
construction projects requested by the President for Yuma, AZ 
and Lancaster, PA--both of which apparently had originally been 
planned for ``build to suit'' leases. The Committee appreciates 
the Administration's interest in re-evaluating build versus 
lease decisions and in pursuing a policy of direct construction 
wherever doing so makes economic sense. In the long-run, such 
an approach is likely to produce significant savings for the 
taxpayers. However, the courthouses in Yuma and Lancaster 
appear nowhere on the priority lists submitted to Congress by 
the Judicial Conference of the United States, and the Committee 
has instead chosen to provide funding for projects which are on 
the Judicial Conference priority list.
    The bill includes design funding for four courthouse 
construction projects, along with partial construction funding 
for one of these, in Mobile, Alabama. The focus on design this 
year reflects, in part, recognition that GSA's construction 
management resources are currently stretched thin by Recovery 
Act projects.
    The Committee is concerned about the cost of new 
courthouses, and encourages GSA to use the design process to 
explore opportunities for cost savings. In deciding which 
projects move to the construction stage first, the Committee 
expects to consider factors such as the cost per square foot 
and the extent to which savings have been achieved.
    The Committee prohibits the General Services Administration 
from using any of the nearly $400,000,000 in funding which has 
been appropriated for the courthouse project for the Central 
District of California, Los Angeles division for any other 
purpose. Further, should the land purchased for the courthouse 
project be sold, the Committee prohibits the General Services 
Administration from using the proceeds of the sale of the land 
for any purpose other than addressing the space needs of the LA 
division of the Central District of California.
    The Committee is concerned about the number of years 
required for construction of land ports of entry, and urges GSA 
to make every effort to streamline, avoid duplication, and 
increase efficiency in the completion of these projects, 
including coordination and cooperation with other appropriate 
Federal agencies.
    Concerns have been brought to the Committee's attention 
about a lack of community planning regarding certain GSA work. 
With respect to the San Ysidro Land Port of Entry, the 
Committee directs GSA to work with the surrounding community to 
develop a design plan that incorporates the interests of 
surrounding commercial and business areas and that incorporates 
community-supported pedestrian, parking and transit design 
elements before beginning construction.

                        REPAIRS AND ALTERATIONS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2009......      $692,374,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             496,276,000
 fiscal year 2010.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       400,276,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2009.........      -292,098,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2010 request.       -96,000,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $400,276,000 for 
repairs and alterations, a decrease of $292,098,000 below the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $96,000,000 below the 
request. The recommendation includes the following full-scope 
repair and alteration projects:

Washington, DC, New Executive Office Building................$30,276,000
Washington, DC, Eisenhower Executive Office Building (roof 
    replacement)..............................................15,000,000
Washington, DC, East Wing Infrastructure Replacement..........35,000,000

    The budget request for full-scope repair and alteration 
included four projects related to the Executive Office of the 
President. The Committee believes that this request exceeds 
what can prudently be funded this year, given other priorities, 
and has reduced the dollar amount of the request by more than 
half, from $176,276,000 to $80,276,000. Full funding has been 
provided for two projects considered most urgent (New Executive 
Office Building repairs and Eisenhower Executive Office 
Building roof repairs), partial funding has been provided for a 
third, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building courtyard 
structure project has been deferred.
    With respect to the infrastructure replacement in the East 
Wing of the White House, the Committee recognizes the economies 
and reduced disruption that could come from undertaking this 
project at roughly the same time as work on the West Wing. 
While the Committee has not provided the full $121,000,000 
requested for this project, it has included $35,000,000, with 
the intent that the funds be used to undertake underground work 
and other tasks that can most efficiently be done in 
conjunction with other pending White House projects.
    In addition to the full-scope projects, the bill includes 
$20,000,000 each for the Fire and Life Safety program, Energy 
and Water Retrofit and Conservation Measures, and Federal High-
Performance Green Buildings, along with $260,000,000 for basic 
repairs and alterations.
    The Committee directs that additional projects for which 
prospectuses have been fully approved may be funded under this 
category only if advance approval is obtained from the 
Committees on Appropriations. The amounts provided in this or 
any prior Act for ``Repairs and Alterations'' may be used to 
fund costs associated with implementing security improvements 
to buildings necessary to meet the minimum standards for 
security in accordance with current law and in compliance with 
the reprogramming guidelines of the appropriate Committees of 
the House and Senate.

                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2009......      $149,570,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             140,525,000
 fiscal year 2010.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       140,525,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2009.........        -9,045,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2010 request.             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $140,525,000 for 
installation acquisition payments, a decrease of $9,045,000 
below the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2009......    $4,642,156,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           4,879,871,000
 fiscal year 2010.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     4,861,871,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2009.........      +219,715,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2010 request.       -18,000,000


    The rental of space program funds lease payments, temporary 
space for Federal employees during major repair and alteration 
projects, and relocations from Federal buildings due to forced 
moves and relocations as a result of health and safety 
conditions. The reduction below the request reflects 
anticipated carryover, as well as the expectation of some 
savings in rental costs in the current real estate market.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $4,861,871,000 for 
rental of space, an increase of $219,715,000 above the fiscal 
year 2009 enacted level and $18,000,000 below the request.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about the 
allocation of leased General Services Administration office 
space in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. 
Evidence indicates that there is a disparity between the leased 
space awarded in Prince George's County and in nearby 
jurisdictions in the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan 
area. Specifically, the Committee is concerned with the lack of 
space awarded around Washington Metropolitan Area Transit 
Authority stations in Prince George's County, Maryland.
    The Committee is also aware of concerns about the possible 
location of a new leased facility for the Customs and 
Immigration Service (CIS) in Portland, Oregon--in particular, 
concerns that locating the facility outside the central 
business district could create a hardship for clients and have 
detrimental effects on the downtown area. The Committee 
therefore asks GSA to take whatever steps may be possible to 
seek a suitable location for this facility within the central 
business district.

                          BUILDING OPERATIONS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2009......    $2,197,354,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           2,356,376,000
 fiscal year 2010.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     2,340,376,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2009.........      +143,022,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2010 request.       -16,000,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $2,340,376,000 for 
building operations, an increase of $143,022,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $16,000,000 below the budget 
request.
    The Committee continues to be concerned about increases in 
charges from other agencies for security, especially for vacant 
space. The agencies are encouraged to develop an equitable 
agreement regarding such charges.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $54,578,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        65,165,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        63,165,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +8,587,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -2,000,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $63,165,000, an increase of 
$8,587,000 above fiscal year 2009 and $2,000,000 below the 
request. The recommendation includes $3,000,000 for the Office 
of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings. The Committee is 
fully supportive of the Office, but has reduced fiscal year 
2010 funding $1,000,000 below the request because of 
substantial carryover balances expected to be available.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $70,645,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        71,881,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        72,881,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,236,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +1,000,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $72,881,000, which is $2,236,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 level and $1,000,000 more than the 
request. The recommendation reflects increases for pay and 
other inflationary costs.
    The Committee has included $1,000,000 above the budget 
request for a payment to the Oklahoma City National Memorial 
Foundation, as authorized by 16 U.S.C. 450ss-1. That law 
authorizes limited Federal payments to match non-Federal 
contributions, and the Committee understands that non-Federal 
funds have already been provided that are more than sufficient 
to draw down the additional $1,000,000 being appropriated.
    The Committee acknowledges that Public Service Recognition 
Week, a program of the Public Employees Roundtable, has 
educated America about the value of the career workforce, which 
carries out the daily operations of government. This program 
has existed for over 10 years and plays an important role in 
the education of our nation's youth by providing them with 
timely information about their government. The Committee 
supports the GSA budget request to provide $150,000 in 
administrative and logistical assistance to Public Service 
Recognition Week activities.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $54,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        60,080,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        60,080,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +6,080,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct GSA management 
and administrative deficiencies that create conditions for 
existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The audit function provides internal audit and 
contract audit services. Contract audits provide professional 
advice to GSA contracting officials on accounting and financial 
matters relative to the negotiation, award, administration, 
repricing, and settlement of contracts. Internal audits review 
and evaluate all facets of GSA operations and programs, test 
internal control systems, and develop information to improve 
operating efficiencies and enhance customer services. The 
investigative function provides for the detection and 
investigation of improper and illegal activities involving GSA 
programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $60,080,000, an increase of 
$6,080,000 above fiscal year 2009 the same as the request.

                       ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        33,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        33,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +33,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $33,000,000 for the ``e-Gov'' 
account for fiscal year 2010, the same as the budget request, 
an increase of $33,000,000 over fiscal year 2009. The Committee 
expects GSA to submit a detailed expenditure plan prior to 
obligation of funds under this account. The plan should 
describe the projects selected, and the budget, timeline, 
objectives and expected benefits for each project.

           ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $2,934,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         3,756,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,756,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +822,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides support consisting of pensions, 
office staffs, and related expenses for former Presidents Jimmy 
Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush. The 
account also funds pension and postal franking privileges for 
the widows of former Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. 
Also, this appropriation is authorized to provide funding for 
security and travel related expenses for each former President 
and the spouse of a former President pursuant to section 531 of 
Public Law 103-329.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,756,000 for 
allowances and office staff of former Presidents, an increase 
of $822,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request. The following table describes the 
distribution of the funds:

                    FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET ALLOWANCES AND OFFICE STAFF FOR FORMER PRESIDENTS
                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Carter    GH Bush    Clinton    GW Bush     Widows     Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel Compensation........................        $96        $96        $96       $150         $0       $438
Personnel Benefits............................          2         64         70        102          0        238
Benefits for Former Presidents................        199        199        210        210          0        818
Travel........................................          2         56          5         80          0        143
Rental Payments to GSA........................        102        175        579        345          0       1201
Communications:
    Telephone.................................         10         17          7         85          0        119
    Postage...................................         15         13         14         20         14         76
Printing......................................          5         14         18         26          0         63
Other Services................................         75        112         51        162          0        400
Supplies......................................          5         15          2         40          0         62
Equipment.....................................          7         69         36         86          0        198
                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------
        Total Obligations.....................       $518       $830     $1,088     $1,306        $14     $3,756
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     FEDERAL CITIZEN SERVICES FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $36,096,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        36,515,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        36,515,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +419,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Consumer Information Center (CIC) was established 
within GSA by Executive Order on October 26, 1970, to help 
Federal departments and agencies promote and distribute 
consumer information collected as a byproduct of the 
Government's program activities.
    The Federal Information Center (FIC) program was 
established within the GSA in 1966, and was formalized by 
Public Law 95-491 in 1980. The program's purpose is to provide 
the public with direct information about all aspects of Federal 
programs, regulations, and services. To accomplish this 
mission, contractual services are used to respond to public 
inquiries via a nationwide toll-free telephone call center.
    In 2000, the CIC assumed responsibility for the operations 
of the FIC program with the resulting organization being 
officially named the Federal Consumer Information Center. The 
Federal Consumer Information Center combines the nationwide 
toll-free telephone assistance program and the database of the 
FIC with the CIC website and publications distribution 
programs.
    During fiscal year 2002, the Federal Consumer Information 
Center became part of GSA's newly established Office of Citizen 
Services and Communications and was renamed the Federal Citizen 
Information Center (FCIC). The new Office serves as a central 
Federal gateway for citizens, businesses, other governments, 
and the media to obtain information and services from the 
government. FCIC assumed operational control of the 
FirstGov.gov website in fiscal year 2002.
    Public Law 98-63, enacted July 30, 1983, established a 
revolving fund for the CIC. Under this fund, FCIC activities 
are financed from the following: annual appropriations from the 
general funds of the Treasury, reimbursements from agencies for 
distribution of publications, user fees collected from the 
public, and any other income incident to FCIC activities. All 
are available as authorized in appropriation acts without 
regard to fiscal year limitations.
    Section 507 of the fiscal year 2009 bill authorized a 
change in the account name to the Federal Citizen Services 
Fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2010, the Committee recommends $36,515,000, 
an increase of $419,000 over the level for fiscal year 2009 and 
the same as the budget request.
    The appropriation will be augmented by reimbursements from 
Federal agencies for distribution of consumer publications, 
user fees from the public, and other income.
    The bill includes a limitation of $61,000,000 on the 
availability of the revolving fund. Any revenues accruing to 
this fund in excess of this amount shall remain in the fund and 
are not available for expenditure except as authorized in 
appropriation Acts.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 501. The Committee continues the provision 
providing authority for the use of funds for the hire of motor 
vehicles.
    Section 502. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available for activities of the 
Federal Buildings Fund may be transferred between 
appropriations with advance approval of the Congress.
    Section 503. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for developing courthouse 
construction requests that do not meet GSA standards and the 
priorities of the Judicial Conference.
    Section 504. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that no funds may be used to increase the amount of 
occupiable square feet, provide cleaning services, security 
enhancements, or any other service usually provided, to any 
agency which does not pay the requested rent.
    Section 505. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against 
the government.
    Section 506. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Administrator to ensure that the delineated area 
of procurement for all lease agreements is identical to the 
delineated area included in the prospectus unless prior notice 
is given to the Committees.
    Section 507. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing relief and disaster organizations to use GSA 
procurement schedules.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $41,390,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        42,918,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        42,918,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,528,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,918,000 
for the Merit Systems Protection Board, an increase of 
$1,528,000 above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 
and the same as the budget request. This amount includes up to 
$2,579,000 in transfer from the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund. The recommendation provides funding for 
mandatory pay raises, increased rent payments, and other non-
personnel cost increases.

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


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

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $3,750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         2,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -1,550,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
Environmental and Native American Public Policy Act of 1992, 
Public Law 102-259, established the Foundation in recognition 
of Congressman Morris K. Udall as a champion for Native 
American and Alaskan Native rights, and for his leadership in 
encouraging a greater awareness of our nation's environment, 
public lands and natural resources. The Trust Fund supports the 
Foundation's scholarship, internship and research grant 
programs that promote educational opportunities and careers 
related to the environment, Native health care and tribal 
public policy. The Fund also allows the Foundation to carry out 
its mission of providing management and leadership training to 
tribes and tribal leaders through the University of Arizona's 
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Native Nations 
Institute.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,200,000 for the Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy 
Trust Fund, which is the same as the President's request and 
$1,550,000 below fiscal year 2009. The Committee allows the 
Foundation to transfer up to 60 percent to carry out its 
activities.

                 ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $2,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         3,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The United States Institute for Environmental Conflict 
Resolution was established as part of the Morris K. Udall 
Foundation through the Environmental Policy and Conflict 
Resolution Act of 1998, Public Law 105-156. The Institute 
provides assessment, mediation and environmental conflict 
resolution services in order to resolve environmental disputes 
among Federal agencies. The Act also established the 
Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund within Treasury to assist 
the Foundation in operating the Institute.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,800,000 for the Environmental 
Dispute Resolution Fund, which is the same as the President's 
request and an increase of $1,700,000 above fiscal year 2009.

              National Archives and Records Administration


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $330,308,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       339,770,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       339,770,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +9,462,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    This appropriation provides the National Archives and 
Records Administration (NARA) with funds for its basic 
operations dealing with management of the Federal Government's 
archives and records, services to the public, operation of 
Presidential libraries, and review for declassification of 
classified security information.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $339,770,000 
for the operating expenses of NARA, the same as the budget 
request and an increase of $9,462,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level.
    NARA Information Security.--The Committee is greatly 
disturbed by the news of the loss of a computer hard drive from 
the NARA facility in College Park, Maryland. This hard drive 
contains more than one terabyte of information. Given the 
extreme sensitivity of much of this information, it is of 
utmost importance that NARA adhere to proper information 
security procedures. Among other things, the missing hard drive 
includes information relating to White House and Secret Service 
operating procedures and personally identifying information 
(including social security numbers) of White House staff and 
visitors. The Committee notes that NARA has begun a review of 
its internal controls and is offering a reward for information 
leading to the recovery of the hard drive. The Committee 
directs NARA to report to the Committee, within 30 days of 
enactment of this Act, on improvements made or planned to 
NARA's information security posture, to ensure the security of 
sensitive information.
    NARA and the U.S. Territories.--The Committee strongly 
commends NARA for its special exhibits and public programs, 
held throughout the year, which explore many facets of 
America's history and peoples. The Committee encourages NARA to 
continue these efforts and also to include exhibits and public 
programs exploring the unique histories and contributions of 
the U.S. territories.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         4,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides objective 
audits and investigations and serves as an independent, 
internal advocate to promote economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness at NARA. Previously, funding for this office was 
included as part of NARA's Operating Expenses appropriation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,100,000 for the OIG, the same 
as the request and an increase of $1,048,000 over the 
comparable fiscal year 2009 level. In prior years, funding for 
the OIG was included in the Operating Expenses account.
    Included in the recommendation is $500,000 for the 
requested increase in criminal investigator and program auditor 
staff to allow the OIG to carry out its expanding audit and 
investigative responsibilities.

                      ELECTRONIC RECORDS ARCHIVES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $67,008,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        85,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        85,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +18,492,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Electronic Records Archives appropriation supports all 
direct NARA actions and activities associated with this major 
project for preserving digitally created records for archival 
purposes, storing and managing them electronically, and 
ensuring appropriate long-term access.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $85,500,000 
for the Electronic Records Archives (ERA) project, an increase 
of $18,492,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the 
same as the budget request. Consistent with previous years, the 
release of the funds is subject to the approval by the 
Committees on Appropriations of an expenditure plan that has 
first been reviewed by the Government Accountability Office 
(GAO).
    Although the Committee is agreeing at this time to provide 
the requested amount for this important effort, and although 
there is evidence of progress in the ERA project, the Committee 
continues to be deeply concerned about the overall direction of 
ERA and the efforts of NARA and the project contractor. Despite 
spending $40,000,000 to develop the capability to ingest and 
search presidential records, NARA has successfully ingested 
only a small percentage of the George W. Bush Administration's 
electronic records, and relied on other, less expensive systems 
to support most searches for electronic presidential records 
since the transition.
    In addition, the Committee is disappointed that the full-
year ERA expenditure plan for fiscal year 2009 was not 
delivered to the Committee until halfway through fiscal year 
2009, and once submitted, appeared to be a less than complete 
report. As GAO has also noted, the cost, schedule, and 
performance data included in the expenditure plan did not 
provide a clear picture of ERA system progress. For a 
significant portion of the fiscal year 2009 funds, the 
expenditure plan did not specify the outcomes expected by NARA, 
as NARA was still negotiating these details with the project 
contractor even as late as the second half of fiscal year 2009. 
The plan revised several project milestones by pushing 
deadlines into the future, while at the same time failing to 
provide specific information as to what functionality will be 
included in future increments and at what cost.
    The Committee expects clear and substantial progress in all 
of these areas and better performance from both NARA and the 
project contractor. Future funding requests will be evaluated 
accordingly. The Committee expects better planning and 
contractor oversight from NARA, as well as more timely 
submission of the expenditure plan, which should also include 
the projected total cost of the ERA project. The cost, 
schedule, and performance data in the expenditure plan should 
provide a clear picture of ERA system progress, showing in 
specific detail the system functionality that will be delivered 
with the funding appropriated. The Committee continues its 
directive that NARA report to the Committee on a quarterly 
basis on the progress of ERA, showing summary measures of 
project performance against ERA cost and schedule estimates. As 
recommended by GAO, NARA should strengthen the earned value 
management process by following the practices described in 
GAO's guide. The Committee further directs NARA to immediately 
report to both the Committee and to GAO any potential delays, 
cost overruns, or other problems associated with ERA 
development.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $50,711,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        27,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        27,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -23,211,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,500,000 
for repairs and restoration, the same as the budget request and 
$23,211,000 below the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. Included 
in the amount is the requested $17,500,000 to complete the 
renovation of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in 
Hyde Park, NY, which NARA's capital improvements plan has 
identified as NARA's highest priority capital improvement need.

 NATIONAL HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION GRANTS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $11,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        13,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,750,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +3,000,000


    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
(NHPRC) program provides for grants to preserve and publish 
records that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives and Records Administration, the NHPRC helps 
state, local, and private institutions preserve non-federal 
records, helps publish the papers of major figures in American 
history, and helps archivists and records managers improve 
their techniques, training, and ability to serve a range of 
information users.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $13,000,000 
for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
grants program, an increase of $3,000,000 above the request and 
$1,750,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. Included 
in the amount is $4,500,000, as requested by the President, for 
the initiative to provide online access to the papers of the 
Founding Fathers.

                  National Credit Union Administration


                       CENTRAL LIQUIDITY FACILITY

    Some of the Nation's credit unions have been caught up in 
the current financial crisis, either by their investments in 
troubled assets or the inability of their borrowers to service 
their credit union debts because of income losses. For many 
years, this Committee imposed a limitation on the Central 
Liquidity Facility (CLF) lending activity to member credit 
unions from borrowed funds. In fiscal year 2008, that 
limitation was $1,500,000,000. In the wake of the financial 
crisis in the fall of 2008, the Committee did not impose a 
limitation on CLF borrowing for fiscal year 2009 and it left 
only the limitation under the Federal Credit Union Act. By June 
2009, the CLF had borrowed more than $20 billion. Because of 
uncertainties surrounding the current financial crisis, the 
Committee does not impose a limitation for fiscal year 2010. 
The Committee raised the limit on administrative expenses of 
the CLF to no more than $1,250,000 in fiscal year 2009 and 
continues that limit in fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee believes that the financial difficulties of 
lower income Americans deserve at least as much attention as 
those of large corporations and higher income Americans. The 
Nation's Community Development Credit Unions who serve those 
lower income Americans have also been under stress from the 
economic and financial crisis. The Committee urges the NCUA to 
consider the financial needs of lower income Americans and the 
credit unions that serve them as it administers the CLF, the 
Community Development Revolving Loan Fund, and other policy 
levers under its control and as it develops other future 
policies.

               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2010, the Committee recommends $1,000,000 
for the National Credit Union Administration's Community 
Development Revolving Loan Fund for technical assistance 
grants. While the Administration and NCUA have not requested 
additional funds for loans in fiscal year 2010, the Committee 
expects the CDRLF to continue making loans from their available 
funds derived from repaid loans and interest earned on previous 
loans to designated credit unions.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $13,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        13,665,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,415,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,415,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          +750,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,415,000 
for the Office of Government Ethics, an increase of $1,415,000 
above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and $750,000 
above the request level. Funding is provided above the request 
level to allow the OGE to hire additional staff to address 
workload needs resulting from Executive Order 13490. This order 
outlines the new Administration's ethics rules for presidential 
appointees and the workload associated with implementing the 
order has added significantly to OGE's mission. The Committee 
recommendation includes the $275,000 requested to begin work on 
the ``Ethics.gov'' website. Once completed, this publically-
accessible website will serve as an online clearinghouse for 
Executive Branch ethics documents.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009:
    General fund......................................       $92,829,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................       118,082,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010:
    General fund......................................        94,970,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................       113,238,000
Recommended in the bill:
    General fund......................................        97,970,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................       113,238,000
Bill compared with:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009:
      General fund....................................        +5,141,000
      Transfer from trust funds.......................        -4,844,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2010:
      General fund....................................        +3,000,000
      Transfer from trust funds.......................               ---


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$97,970,000 for OPM, an increase of $5,141,000 above the fiscal 
year 2009 level and $3,000,000 above the budget request. The 
recommendation includes $5,908,000 for the Enterprise Human 
Resources Integration project and $1,364,000 for the Human 
Resources Line of Business project.
    The Committee also recommends $113,238,000 for 
administrative expenses to be transferred from the appropriate 
trust funds. The amount includes $9,364,000 for the cost of 
implementing the new integrated financial system and $4,248,000 
for automating the retirement recordkeeping systems.
    Additional funds above the request level are provided for 
new initiatives to expand the recruitment and hiring of 
veterans government-wide, and to streamline Federal hiring. The 
Committee recognizes and appreciates the unique talents that 
former members of our armed forces can bring to the Federal 
civilian workforce and strongly supports OPM's efforts to 
increase the number of veterans in government service. The 
Committee directs that OPM submit a report in February 2011, 
concurrent with its fiscal year 2012 budget submission, 
detailing by agency the number of veterans hired in the 
Executive Branch during fiscal year 2010 through this 
initiative. For comparison purposes, the report should include 
the same information for veterans hired in fiscal years 2008 
and 2009.
    Additional funds above the request level are also provided 
to create a central ``registry'' of qualified applicants for 
the most recruited positions in the Federal government in order 
to streamline Federal hiring practices.
    The fiscal year 2010 request reflects a base decrease of 
$11 million associated with OPM's decision to re-evaluate the 
future of its retirement systems modernization effort, formerly 
known as the RetireEZ program. Problems with RetireEZ are well 
documented including the October 2008 cancellation of a $290 
million contract due to contract performance issues. While the 
Committee commends OPM's new leadership for putting on hold 
requests for funding enhancements for retirement modernization 
until a full review of previous efforts can be completed, the 
Committee remains concerned with the findings of a GAO report 
commissioned by this Committee last year and completed in April 
2009. GAO identified chronic problems in OPM's retirement 
modernization program and stated that OPM is not currently 
positioned to effectively manage its retirement modernization 
initiative. GAO cited significant management weaknesses in five 
areas that are important to the success of OPM's retirement 
modernization program: cost estimating, earned value 
management, requirements management, testing, and program 
oversight. The Committee directs OPM to continue submitting 
quarterly reports on the retirement modernization program and 
directs OPM to include GAO on distribution of this report. 
Further, the Committee directs that future work on the 
retirement modernization program move forward within the 
framework of the six recommendations made by GAO in its April 
2009 report (OPM concurred with all six recommendations). The 
Committee expects that future work on retirement modernization 
will receive that highest level of attention possible from OPM 
leadership in order to ensure success of the program.
    The Committee is concerned regarding recent incidents of 
fraud in OPM's investigative services program involving the 
submission of fabricated background investigations by OPM 
investigative staff and contractors. This program provides 
personnel background investigative services to determine 
individuals' suitability for Federal civilian, military, 
contract employment and eligibility for access to classified 
national security information. The background investigations 
are performed by 6,300 Federal and contract investigators 
working throughout the United States and abroad. Given the 
national security implications associated with individuals 
potentially accessing classified information without being 
properly vetted, OPM is directed to report to the Committee 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act on the number of fraud 
cases involving fabricated background investigations, the 
number of cases prosecuted in Federal court (including case 
disposition), and what, if any, quality control measures OPM 
has implemented to prevent further fraud in this program as 
well as to ensure early detection of fabricated reports.
    The Committee recommendation includes funding for the 
continued implementation of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act 
Mobility Program which provides for the temporary assignment of 
personnel between the Federal Government and state and local 
governments, colleges and universities, Indian tribal 
governments, federally funded research and development centers, 
and other eligible organizations.
    The Committee appreciates the importance of OPM's Federal 
Human Capital Survey in providing data for independent analyses 
of Federal employee satisfaction. OPM shall continue to make 
agencies' survey data publicly available in a consistent and 
consolidated format, and in a timely manner.
    As part of the effort to recruit talented Federal workers, 
the Committee strongly urges OPM to increase its efforts to 
encourage Federal agencies to reach out to diverse populations 
in their recruitment efforts. The most recent annual Federal 
Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program Report to Congress notes 
that minorities continue to make gains in representation within 
the Federal workforce. However, the report also notes that 
women and Hispanics lag in representation within the Federal 
workforce as compared to the civilian labor force. The 
Committee urges OPM to continue to look for ways to diversify 
the Federal workforce.
    The Committee further believes that Federal agencies should 
increase recruitment efforts within the United States 
territories. The territories are home to thousands of U.S. 
citizens who may not be fully aware of the employment 
opportunities that exist within the Federal Government. Some 
agencies have taken steps to recruit from the territories, but 
others have not yet. OPM should spearhead the effort to 
encourage individual agency human resource offices to take 
advantage of the talent pool that exists in the U.S. 
territories.
    The Committee notes that according to the Centers for 
Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U.S. spends more on 
healthcare per capita than any other nation, a trend likely to 
continue. While the Committee is strongly supportive of the 
Federal Employee Health Benefit Program (FEHB) it remains 
concerned about the financial burden that increasing health 
care costs are having on Federal workers and their families. 
Virtually all plans offered under the FEHB are increasing the 
out-of-pocket deductibles required of Federal workers, retirees 
and their families. Because of the burden these costs pose to 
Federal workers, the Committee directs OPM to consider 
alternatives to paying healthcare deductibles out-of-pocket at 
the time of service, and the feasibility and the cost of 
implementing any such alternatives. Alternatives considered 
should include allowing Federal employees to voluntarily enroll 
in a payroll deduction credit program that would allow them to 
repay healthcare expenses over time through pre-tax payroll 
deductions at low, affordable rates. The Committee expects the 
Director of OPM to submit a report detailing consideration of 
alternatives within 120 days of enactment of this Act.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009:
    General fund......................................        $1,828,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................        18,755,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010:
    General fund......................................         2,136,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................        20,428,000
Recommended in the bill:
    General fund......................................         3,148,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................        20,428,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2009:
    General fund......................................        +1,320,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................        +1,673,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010:
    General fund......................................        +1,012,000
    Transfer from trust funds.........................             - - -


    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit, 
investigative, evaluation, and inspection functions to identify 
management and administrative deficiencies, which may create 
conditions for fraud, waste and mismanagement. The audits 
function provides internal agency audit, insurance audit, and 
contract audit services. Contract audits provide professional 
advice to agency contracting officials on accounting and 
financial matters regarding the negotiation, award, 
administration, repricing, and settlement of contracts. 
Internal audits review and evaluate all facets of agency 
operations, including financial statements. Evaluation and 
inspection services provide detailed technical evaluations of 
agency operations. Insurance audits review the operations of 
health and life insurance carriers, health care providers, and 
insurance subscribers. The investigative function provides for 
the detection and investigation of improper and illegal 
activities involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$3,148,000 for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the 
Office of Personnel Management, an increase of $1,320,000 above 
the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and $1,012,000 
above the request level. In addition, the recommendation 
provides $20,428,000 from appropriate trust funds, which is 
$1,673,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level and equal to the 
request.
    The $1,012,000 above the request is recommended to enable 
the OIG to hire additional staff in order to improve its 
statutory oversight over OPM's revolving fund programs. OIG's 
resources have not kept pace with the expansion of OPM's 
revolving fund programs, particularly the increase in the 
number of background investigations associated with the 
transfer of the Department of Defense, Defense Security 
Service's personnel security function to OPM in 2005. Since 
that transfer the OIG has been conducting criminal 
investigations of OPM investigative staff and contractors 
involving the fabrication of background reports. The Committee 
commends the OIG for aggressively investigating and prosecuting 
these cases and directs the OIG to utilize the additional funds 
provided to hire needed staff to continue its important work in 
this area.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES HEALTH BENEFITS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $9,533,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     9,814,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,814,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +281,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation 
estimated at $9,814,000,000 for the Government Payment for 
Annuitants, Employees Health Benefits, an increase of 
$281,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level.

      GOVERNMENT PAYMENT FOR ANNUITANTS, EMPLOYEES LIFE INSURANCE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $46,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        48,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        48,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation 
estimated at $48,000,000 for the Government Payment for 
Annuitants, Employees Life Insurance, an increase of $2,000,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level.

        PAYMENT TO CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT AND DISABILITY FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................   $10,550,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................    10,276,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    10,276,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      -274,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a mandatory appropriation 
estimated at $10,276,000,000 for the Payment to Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund, a decrease of $274,000,000 
below the fiscal year 2009 enacted level.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $17,468,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        18,495,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,495,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,027,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,495,000 
for the Office of Special Counsel, an increase of $1,027,000 
above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and the same 
as the budget request. The increased funding provides for 
standard pay and non-pay adjustments as well as higher 
projected rent costs associated with starting a new 10-year 
space lease with the General Services Administration in October 
2009.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $14,043,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        14,333,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,333,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +290,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 
2006, Public Law 109-435, authorized the Postal Regulatory 
Commission to receive appropriations by transfer from the 
Postal Service Fund beginning in fiscal year 2010, and required 
the Commission to submit to Congress a budget of its expenses. 
The Commission establishes and maintains the U.S. Postal 
Service's ratemaking systems, measures service and performance, 
ensures accountability, and has stronger enforcement 
mechanisms, including the authority to issues subpoenas.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $14,333,000, equal to the 
President's request and $290,000 above fiscal year 2009, for 
the operations of the Commission.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         2,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    Under Public Law 110-53, the Implementing Recommendations 
of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the Privacy and Civil 
Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) was reconstituted as an 
independent agency within the Executive Branch. The purpose of 
the PCLOB is to (1) analyze and review actions the Executive 
Branch takes to protect the nation from terrorism, ensuring 
that the need for such actions is balanced with the need to 
protect privacy and civil liberties; and (2) ensure that 
liberty concerns are appropriately considered in the 
development and implementation of laws, regulations, and 
policies related to efforts to protect the nation against 
terrorism.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,000,000 for 
the PCLOB, $500,000 over the fiscal year 2009 level and the 
same as the requested level.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $960,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     1,026,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,036,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +76,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +10,000,000


    The primary mission of the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain the 
integrity of the securities markets, and assure adequate 
information on the capital markets is made available to market 
participants and policy makers. This includes monitoring the 
rapid evolution of the capital markets, ensuring full 
disclosure of all appropriate financial information, regulating 
the nation's securities markets, and preventing fraud and 
malpractice in the securities and financial markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $1,036,000,000 for 
the SEC, including $1,025,780,000 from new fee collections and 
$10,220,000 from prior year balances. This total funding level 
is $76,000,000 above the resources provided in fiscal year 2009 
and $10,000,000 above the request.
    The U.S. economy is experiencing the worst economic 
downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Experts 
believe that, among other factors, some problems under the 
purview of the SEC have contributed to this downturn, including 
inadequate regulation of investment banks, hedge funds, private 
equity funds, ratings agencies, and accounting firms. When the 
new SEC Chairman testified before the Financial Services 
Subcommittee, she promised that, with the additional funding 
requested, the SEC could become more aggressive in rule-making 
for new and expanding financial instruments and organizations, 
investigations and enforcement.
    The Committee not only funds the full request, but it 
provides $10 million more than the request to enhance capital 
market rule-making, oversight, enforcement, and investor 
protection activities, including investigations of fraud, 
market manipulation, insider trading, Ponzi schemes and other 
investment scams. In particular, the SEC should be able to 
direct additional resources to improved oversight of hedge 
funds, private equity funds, and other investment arrangements 
that recent experience shows have had inadequate oversight and 
regulation.
    The current financial crisis presents an opportunity for 
the SEC. As both financial firms and securities law firms 
reduce staff, the SEC should be able to recruit experienced 
securities lawyers and financial analysts who can help unravel 
fraud and regulatory end-runs in increasingly complex financial 
arrangements.
    The Committee is concerned that the SEC failed to prevent 
several massive Ponzi schemes. The SEC even conducted 
investigations of the Bernard Madoff enterprises and apparently 
failed to uncover the fraud estimated by prosecutors to cost 
investors $65 billion in wealth they thought they had. The 
Committee looks forward to the Inspector General's report on 
how the SEC failed to uncover Mr. Madoff's fraud. The Committee 
expects the SEC to strengthen the expertise of its staff so 
that such schemes cannot miss detection in the future.
    The Committee is also concerned by reports that the 
Inspector General's Office at the SEC is investigating two SEC 
attorneys for insider trading.
    For the first time, the Committee designates a specific 
amount for the Office of the Inspector General at the SEC. The 
Committee believes that an agency as large, as influential, and 
as subject to pressures for corruption as the SEC should not 
have its IG budget set by agency leadership rather than by 
Congress. For fiscal year 2010, the Committee recommends 
funding for the IG at no less than $4.4 million, an amount that 
should allow the number of full time equivalent employees to 
increase from 11 in fiscal year 2008 to 16 in the current 
fiscal year to 19 in fiscal year 2010, as requested by the 
SEC's Inspector General.
    The Committee expects additional resources to be provided 
to the Office of Investor Education and Advocacy to expand 
investor education and financial literacy activities. The 
Committee believes that increased investor education will help 
investors make informed decisions and avoid financial fraud.
    The Committee recommendation also includes bill language 
requested by the President that: (1) allows for the rental of 
space; (2) makes up to $3,500 available for official reception 
and representation expenses; (3) makes up to $20,000 available 
for a permanent secretariat for the International Organization 
of Securities Commissions; and (4) makes up to $100,000 
available for expenses of meetings and consultations with 
foreign governmental and regulatory officials.
    The SEC shall issue such regulations as may be necessary to 
ensure that all companies sold on U.S. exchanges operating in 
State Department-designated terrorist-sponsoring states are 
disclosing such activities to investors;
    The SEC's Office of Global Security Risk within the 
Division of Corporation Finance shall report within 90 days and 
every six months thereafter on the steps it has taken to carry 
out its mandate as established in House Report 108-221, 
specifically:
          (1) establishing a process by which the SEC 
        identifies all companies on U.S. exchanges operating in 
        State Department-designated terrorist-sponsoring 
        states;
          (2) ensuring that all companies sold on U.S. 
        exchanges operating in State Department-designated 
        terrorist-sponsoring states are disclosing such 
        activities to investors;
          (3) implementing enhanced disclosure requirements 
        based on the asymmetric nature of the risk to corporate 
        share value and reputation stemming from business 
        interests in these higher risk countries;
          (4) coordinating with other government agencies to 
        ensure the sharing of relevant information across the 
        Federal government; and
          (5) initiating a global dialogue to ensure that 
        foreign corporations whose shares are traded in the 
        United States are properly disclosing their activities 
        in State Department-designated terrorist-sponsoring 
        states to American investors.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $22,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        24,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,150,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,150,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -250,000


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2010, the Committee recommends $24,150,000 
for the Selective Service System, an increase of $2,150,000 
above the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and $250,000 
below the budget request.

                     Small Business Administration

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small 
businesses through programs involving loans, grants, and 
contracting preferences. These programs maintain and strengthen 
an economy that depends on small businesses for 60 to 80 
percent of job creation. SBA programs also serve disadvantaged 
populations so that their small business enterprises may 
overcome economic and social obstacles to success.
    The recommendation provides a total of $847,987,000 for the 
Small Business Administration. This amount is $68,687,000 above 
the budget request. Detailed guidance for the SBA 
appropriations accounts is presented below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $386,896,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       422,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       428,387,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +41,491,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +6,387,000


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $428,387,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the SBA, which is $41,491,000 above the current 
year and $6,387,000 above the request.
    Of the amount provided under this heading, $271,088,000 in 
new budget authority is provided for the operating expenses of 
the SBA. In addition, a total of $162,000,000 from other SBA 
accounts may be transferred to and merged with the salaries and 
expenses account for indirect operating costs. This amount 
consists of $153,000,000 from the Business Loans Program 
Account and $9,000,000 from the Disaster Loans Program Account 
for administrative expenses related to those accounts. The 
Committee also anticipates that the SBA will have an additional 
$12,402,000 in fee receipts and $1,000,000 in reimbursable 
amounts from other agencies available for operating expenses. 
This will result in a total availability of $446,490,000 for 
the operating expenses of the SBA.
    The Committee recommendation for salaries and expenses 
includes a total of $157,299,000 for non-credit initiatives as 
follows:

                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Development Centers.........................     $110,000
Veterans Business Development..............................        1,500
SCORE......................................................        5,148
Women's Business Centers...................................       14,000
National Women's Business Council..........................        1,000
Drug Free Workplace........................................        1,030
Microloan Technical Assistance.............................       10,000
PRIME......................................................        8,000
Native American Outreach...................................        1,040
7(j) Technical Assistance..................................        3,397
HUBZone....................................................        2,184
                                                            ------------
Total, non-credit initiatives..............................      157,299
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    The SBA shall not reduce these non-credit programs from the 
amounts specified above and the SBA shall not merge any of the 
non-credit programs without advance written approval from the 
Committee. Further, the Committee directs the SBA to support no 
less than the fiscal year 2009 level of funding for the 
National Ombudsman; the Office of Advocacy, including support 
for the Advocacy Database; international trade programs; and 
the defense transition program.
    The Committee recommendation includes an increase of 
$19,387,000 above the request level for non-credit programs. 
Funding above the request level was provided for Small Business 
Development Centers, PRIME, Veterans Business Development, 
Women's Business Centers, and the National Women's Business 
Council.
    The Committee continues to support the work of the SBA 
Microloan Program and the community-based intermediary 
microlenders that provide loans and technical assistance to 
small businesses unable to secure the credit they need through 
conventional lenders. The Committee recommends $13 million for 
the Microloan program in fiscal year 2010, the same as the 
request. This amount includes $3 million in loan subsidy to 
support an estimated $25 million in new lending, and $10 
million for technical assistance. This funding recommendation 
comes on top of the $22.5 million provided in fiscal year 2009 
for the Microloan Program ($2.5 million in subsidy to support 
$21 million in new lending, and $20 million for technical 
assistance), and the $30 million provided in the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 ($6 million in 
subsidy to support $50 million in new lending, and $24 million 
for technical assistance).
    The funding provided under ARRA was intended to increase 
access to capital for micro-entrepreneurs who are facing a 
tight credit market as conventional lenders pull back on small 
business lending. The Committee is therefore concerned that as 
of June 2009, more than four months after ARRA was enacted, 
none of the ARRA microloan funding has been used to make new 
loans or to provide technical assistance. The Committee 
requests that SBA work closely with microloan intermediaries to 
accelerate the availability of ARRA funds to borrowers. The 
Committee directs SBA to provide a report within 30 days of 
enactment of this Act detailing SBA's obligation plan, by 
quarter, for spending both ARRA microloan funding as well as 
the fiscal year 2010 microloan funding provided in this bill.
    The Committee also recognizes that in this economic 
downturn intermediary microlenders are spending more time 
providing assistance and support to their existing business 
borrowers including facilitating loan work-outs and 
refinancings. The Committee urges the SBA to consider using a 
portion of its ARRA funds to provide emergency technical 
assistance grants to intermediary microlenders to allow these 
lenders to service borrowers and maintain healthy loan 
portfolios.
    As mentioned above, the bill includes $10,000,000 for 
microloan technical assistance which is $10,000,000 below the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and equal to the budget request. 
SBA has informed the Committee that the $10,000,000 requested 
for fiscal year 2010, combined with anticipated unobligated 
carryforward balances from the $24,000,000 in microloan 
technical assistance funding provided in the American Recovery 
and Reinvestment Act of 2009, will be sufficient to support 
fiscal year 2010 program needs.
    The Committee recommendation includes $10,000,000 to remain 
available until September 30, 2011 for costs associated with a 
possible relocation of SBA headquarters to another building. If 
a relocation is required, SBA may use this funding for 
appropriate relocation expenses, provided that SBA submits to 
the Committee for approval a spending plan for these funds 
prior to any obligations being incurred. If a relocation is not 
required, the Committee directs SBA to reflect the full 
$10,000,000 as an unobligated carryforward balance in its 
fiscal year 2011 budget request to be used as a partial offset 
to appropriations needs in that fiscal year.
    The Committee recommendation provides $15,000,000 of the 
$20,000,000 requested by the SBA to begin work on new 
initiatives that will (1) expand services available to veterans 
wanting to start a small business, (2) create a ``ready 
reserve'' program involving teams of SBA experts and other 
government specialists that will deploy to economically 
distressed communities to assist in creating new jobs, and (3) 
provide support to small businesses participating in regional 
economic clusters by coordinating activities across Federal 
agencies. The Committee directs SBA to submit a detailed 
spending plan for this funding within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act. Obligation of funds for these initiatives will be 
contingent upon Committee approval of such a spending plan.
    The Committee recommendation provides for 80 additional 
FTEs to address SBA workload needs but provides six months 
funding for the new positions instead of the 12 months funding 
requested.
    The Committee remains concerned with SBA's administration 
of the HUBZone program. In March 2009 the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report detailing fraud and 
abuse in SBA's HUBZone Program. GAO identified 19 firms in four 
metropolitan areas that received nearly $30,000,000 in Federal 
HUBZone contracts in fiscal years 2006 and 2007 even though the 
firms clearly did not meet HUBZone program requirements. GAO 
also found that SBA failed to promptly remove firms from the 
HUBZone program that GAO identified as ineligible in a July 
2008 report on HUBZones, leading to an additional $25,000,000 
in HUBZone contracts to these firms. The Committee finds 
continued fraud and abuse in this program unacceptable and is 
concerned that improprieties in the HUBZone program may extend 
beyond the four metropolitan areas examined by GAO. The 
Committee directs SBA to submit a report no later than June 1, 
2010 detailing SBA's efforts to strengthen administration of 
the HUBZone program and improve internal controls. The report 
should also detail SBA enforcement and debarment actions taken 
against companies found to be misrepresenting themselves as 
HUBZone certified.
    The Committee recognizes the important role local arts 
organizations can play in creating jobs and revitalizing 
economically distressed communities in addition to contributing 
to the local culture. The Committee believes that local arts 
organizations are an untapped resource for job creation because 
many local arts groups may not be aware of the various SBA 
programs they may be eligible for when launching arts-related 
enterprises or assisting creative sector entrepreneurs. The 
Committee urges the SBA to expand its outreach activities to 
include local arts organizations and creative sector 
enterprises around the country to educate them on the range of 
SBA programs and services that are available to them.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $16,750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        16,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        16,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          -450,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $16,300,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General of the SBA, which is $450,000 below the 
amount appropriated in fiscal year 2009 and equal to the budget 
request. In addition, $1,000,000 will be available by transfer 
from the Disaster Loans Program Account.

                 SURETY BOND GUARANTEES REVOLVING FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $2,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         1,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -1,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,000,000 for the 
Surety Bond Guarantees Revolving Fund, which is $1,000,000 
below the fiscal year 2009 level and the same as the requested 
level. The Committee notes that the Surety Bond program is not 
covered by the Federal Credit Reform Act, and that SBA requests 
an appropriation only when projections show that the reserves 
need to be replenished to cover estimated future liabilities. 
The amount provided should be sufficient to address anticipated 
costs.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $140,980,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       236,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       236,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +95,020,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The SBA Business Loans Program serves as an important 
source of capital for America's small businesses. The 
recommendation supports up to $17,500,000,000 for the 7(a) 
business loan program, up to $7,500,000,000 for the 504 
certified development company program, up to $3,000,000,000 for 
Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) debentures, and up to 
$12,000,000,000 for the Secondary Market Guarantee Program. 
These program levels are the same as in the request.
    The Committee recommends a total of $236,000,000 in new 
budget authority for the Business Loans Program Account, which 
is $95,020,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level and equal to 
the budget request. Of the amount appropriated, $153,000,000 is 
for administrative expenses related to business loan programs, 
the same as the requested level. The amount provided for 
administrative expenses may be transferred to and merged with 
the appropriation for SBA salaries and expenses to cover the 
common overhead expenses associated with business loans.
    The recommendation includes $80,000,000 for the subsidy 
cost of the 7(a) business loan guarantee program. This funding 
will make 7(a) loans more affordable and will increase the 
attractiveness of these loans to more small businesses. This 
will help to stimulate small business investment and will 
contribute to economic growth. The effect of small businesses 
on the economy is considerable. Firms employing fewer than 500 
employees comprise about 99.7 percent of all businesses in the 
nation and employ roughly half of all private sector employees. 
Small businesses have created 60 to 80 percent of all new jobs 
over the past ten years. The subsidy funding provided in this 
account will help to ensure the continued strength of the small 
business sector.
    The recommendation also includes $3,000,000 in loan subsidy 
for the Microloan Program. The amount provided is estimated to 
support $25,000,000 in microloans.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       104,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       104,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +104,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the 
Congress is required to appropriate an amount sufficient to 
cover the subsidy costs associated with all direct loan 
obligations and loan guarantee commitments made in fiscal year 
2010, as well as the administrative expenses of the loan 
programs. The Committee recommends a total of $104,000,000 for 
these purposes for fiscal year 2010 which is $104,000,000 above 
fiscal year 2009 and equal to the budget request.
    The recommendation includes $102,310,000 for administrative 
expenses to carry out the disaster loans program for fiscal 
year 2010. Of this amount, $1,000,000 is for the Office of 
Inspector General for audits and reviews of the disaster loans 
program and $1,310,000 for administrative expenses associated 
with the implementation of pilot programs to test two disaster 
loan guaranty programs established in the Food, Conservation, 
and Energy Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-246).
    The recommendation supports a disaster loan volume of 
$1,100,000,000 in direct lending. This level reflects SBA's 10-
year average of annual disaster loan activity. SBA estimates 
there will be sufficient unobligated balances in subsidy budget 
authority from fiscal year 2009 to support this $1,100,000,000 
in new loan volume, thus no subsidy was included in the fiscal 
year 2010 budget request. The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,690,000 in disaster loan subsidy associated with the 
aforementioned pilot projects.
    The Committee directs the Small Business Administration to 
continue providing updates on available resources for the 
disaster loans program on a monthly basis.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 510. The Committee continues an administrative 
provision for the Small Business Administration that authorizes 
transfer of up to 5 percent of any appropriation to other 
appropriations, provided that transfers not increase an 
appropriation by more than 10 percent. The provision also 
requires that transfers be treated as a reprogramming of funds.
    Section 511. The Committee continues an administrative 
provision which provides funds for initiatives related to small 
business development and entrepreneurship, including 
programmatic and construction activities, to be awarded as 
follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     Recipient/Purpose                          Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriculture & Land-based Training Association, Salinas, CA,     $110,000
 Farmworker to Farmer Business Incubator...................
Agudath Israel of America, New York, NY, Mentoring and           150,000
 training services.........................................
Alabama Small Business Institute of Commerce, Rainbow City,      100,000
 AL, for small business training...........................
Alabama Technology Network, Birmingham, AL, for the Alabama      350,000
 Center for Advanced Woodworking Technology................
Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Albuquerque, NM,        200,000
 ``Dos Mundos'' small business assistance program..........
Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation, Altoona, PA,       100,000
 for the I-99 Entrepreneurial Institute....................
American Cities Foundation, Inc, Philadelphia, PA, Reaching      225,000
 and Impacting Small Entrepreneurs (Project RISE)..........
Arkansas State University--Newport, Newport, AR, Arkansas        200,000
 Commercial Driver Training Institute......................
Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore, MD, Career and                300,000
 Technology Pathways.......................................
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL, for community and            100,000
 economic development......................................
Benedictine University, Lisle, IL, for women's                   250,000
 entrepreneurial education and workforce development.......
Boise State University, Boise, ID, for a research and            400,000
 economic development and entrepreneurial initiative.......
Bronx Shepherds Restoration Corporation, Bronx, NY,               75,000
 business training programs................................
Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Brooklyn, NY,              60,000
 Business incubator program................................
Buffalo Niagara International Trade Foundation, Buffalo,         250,000
 NY, to support small businesses...........................
Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA, Workforce             150,000
 Development Initiative for Internationally Educated Nurses
California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA,        150,000
 Online access to business and other educational programs..
Center for Economic Growth, Albany, NY, Watervliet               150,000
 Innovation Center.........................................
Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce, Waco, TX,          200,000
 Center for Business Excellence............................
Central Brooklyn Housing Contractor Association, Brooklyn,       150,000
 NY, Business Incubation and Development Program...........
Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR, for a                100,000
 technology education center...............................
Chamber South, South Miami, FL, to encourage economic            100,000
 production................................................
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, Buckeye Small          200,000
 Business Incubator........................................
City of Alcoa, TN, for the Pellissippi Research Centre.....      100,000
City of Alma, GA, for business and infrastructure                500,000
 development...............................................
City of Bardstown, KY, for downtown streetscape economic         100,000
 development...............................................
City of Berkeley, CA, East Bay Green Jobs Project..........      250,000
City of College Park, GA, Entrepreneurial Development            150,000
 Center....................................................
City of Loma Linda and City of Grand Terrace, CA, for an         900,000
 infrastructure expansion project to promote small business
City of Montrose, CO, Montrose Higher Education and              200,000
 Technology Park...........................................
City of Myrtle Beach, SC, for the Myrtle Beach                   100,000
 International Trade and Conference Center.................
City of Palmdale, CA, for the South Valley WorkSource            100,000
 Center....................................................
City of San Jose, CA, Silicon Valley Minority/Immigrant          200,000
 Business Support Initiative...............................
City of Valparaiso, IN, Entech Innovation Center Tech Park.      250,000
Cleary University, Howell, MI, for a multi-media center....      100,000
Clemson University, Clemson, SC, for the Advanced Materials      100,000
 Innovation Center.........................................
Commerce Lexington, Lexington, KY, Central Kentucky Small        200,000
 Business Assistance Initiative............................
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem,      100,000
 PA, to help small businesses identify and implement energy
 efficiency improvements...................................
Community Economic Development Fund, Meriden, CT, Small          250,000
 Business Training Institute and Individualized Small
 Business Technical Assistance Expansion...................
Consortium for Worker Education, New York, NY, Financial         150,000
 training and guidance programs............................
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Delaware Valley,            35,000
 Philadelphia, PA, Financial Counseling for Economic
 Security..................................................
County of Essex, Newark, NJ, Resource Center for Small           205,000
 Businesses................................................
County of Passaic, Paterson, NJ, Economic Development            125,000
 Department................................................
Cuban American National Council/NJ Regional Office, Union         70,000
 City, NJ, Financial Education and Home Ownership Program..
Delta Foundation, Greenville, MS, Mississippi Delta              150,000
 business growth development program.......................
Detroit Renaissance, Detroit, MI, Detroit Creative Corridor      175,000
 Center....................................................
Downtown West Plains, Inc., West Plains, MO, for the Ozarks      500,000
 Small Business Incubator..................................
East Los Angeles Community Union, Los Angeles, CA, TELACU        500,000
 Neighborhood Stabilization Corporation....................
Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County,         450,000
 Inc., Tallahassee, FL, Tallahassee Small Business
 Incubator.................................................
Economic Growth Connection of Westmoreland, Greensburg, PA,      125,000
 Defense Procurement Assistance Program....................
El Pajaro Community Development Corporation, Watsonville,         90,000
 CA, Commercial Kitchen Business Incubator.................
Fairplex Trade and Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA......      350,000
First Community Development Corporation (FCDC), Inglewood,       150,000
 CA, Computer Lab Resource Center..........................
Florida Department of Citrus, Lakeland, FL, Abscission           100,000
 chemical for improved citrus harvesting...................
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, for a small       261,000
 business software development program.....................
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, for              100,000
 Activity Based Total Accountability.......................
Foothill Workforce Investment Board, Pasadena, CA, Small         150,000
 Business Assistance Program...............................
Fort Stockton Economic Development Corporation, Fort             100,000
 Stockton, TX, Fort Stockton Small Business Development
 Program...................................................
Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, NY, for a national             101,000
 program to improve financial literacy.....................
Grambling State University, Grambling, LA, for the Greater       300,000
 North Louisiana Community Development Corporation.........
Greater Des Moines Partnership, Des Moines, IA, for the          185,000
 Central Iowa Business Innovation Zone.....................
Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce, Syracuse, NY, Clean        200,000
 Tech Startup Camp.........................................
Hispanic Business Education & Training, Inc. (HBET),              50,000
 Oakland, CA, Hispanic Business Education and Training
 Program...................................................
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, FL, Small         200,000
 business training, assistance and outreach................
Housing Options and Geriatric Association Resources, Inc.,        75,000
 Bronx, NY, Economic and community development program for
 elderly persons...........................................
Hudson Valley Agribusiness Development Corporation, Hudson,      350,000
 NY, Hudson Valley Food Processing Incubator Facility......
Hunter College, New York, NY, for the Roosevelt House             75,000
 Institute Public Policy Institute, Financial Literacy
 Project...................................................
I-70 Northwest Development Corporation, St Louis, MO, North      100,000
 St. Louis Community Food and Health Center................
Idaho TechConnect Inc., Nampa, ID, Proof of Concept Center.      285,000
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, for business      100,000
 assistance programs.......................................
Illinois Science and Technology Coalition, Chicago, IL,          150,000
 Illinois Nanotechnology Collaborative.....................
Illinois State University, Normal, IL, for an export             100,000
 project...................................................
Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL, Technology       200,000
 and Workforce Development Center..........................
Indianhead Community Action Agency, Ladysmith, WI, Solar         450,000
 Business Revolving Loan Fund..............................
Iowa Valley Community College District, Marshalltown, IA,        500,000
 for an education and training center......................
Laredo Community College, Laredo, TX, Small Business Center      150,000
Liberty University, VA, Lynchburg, VA, Central Virginia          200,000
 WiMAX broadband internet service for education and
 economic development--Feasibility Study...................
Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center,          50,000
 Lock Haven, PA, Tax Compliance Resource Program...........
Long Beach Community College District, Long Beach, CA, for        50,000
 business training for Watts-Willowbrook...................
Los Angeles City College Foundation, Los Angeles, CA, East       150,000
 Hollywood Entrepreneurial Training and Small Business
 Program...................................................
Macomb County, MI, for a business accelerator..............      100,000
Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Foundation, New York, NY,           75,000
 Small business training and assistance related to
 international opportunities...............................
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO),             200,000
 Columbia, MD, Rural Business Innovation Initiative--
 Eastern Shore.............................................
Maverick County Development Corporation, Eagle Pass, TX,         100,000
 Maverick County Small Business Development Program........
MDC Inc., Chapel Hill, NC, for services related to small         225,000
 business entrepreneurship.................................
Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, New York, NY,            150,000
 Employment and training programs..........................
Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, Institute for Intermodal          300,000
 Transportation............................................
Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Miami, FL, Technical             150,000
 Assistance and Economic Development Center................
Montana State University Bozeman, MT, HTAP: High-Technology      133,000
 Assistance Program........................................
Montana World Trade Center, Missoula, MT, Montana Growth         134,000
 through Trade.............................................
Montgomery County, MD, Rockville, MD, Green Business             150,000
 Incubator.................................................
Mount Hope Housing Company, Inc., Bronx, NY, training             75,000
 program...................................................
Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce, Mount Vernon, NY, Mount        150,000
 Vernon Small Business Incubator...........................
National Association of Development Organizations,               200,000
 Washington, DC, Small Business Development and
 Entrepreneurial Enhancement Initiative....................
National Latino Education Institute, Chicago, IL,                150,000
 Vocational Training Initiative............................
National Urban League, New York, NY, Restore Our Homes-          100,000
 Homeownership Center in Chicago...........................
Neighborhood Development Center, Saint Paul, MN, University      200,000
 Avenue Business Preparation Collaborative.................
New Agrarian Center, Oberlin, OH, Urban Agriculture              125,000
 Business Development......................................
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, New Orleans, LA, to         250,000
 encourage commercial investments..........................
New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn      115,000
 Small Business Development Center.........................
New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry,            100,000
 Syracuse, NY, for the New York Forest Community Economic
 Assistance Program........................................
New York Industrial Retention Network, New York, NY,              60,000
 Technical assistance and financing for manufacturers for
 energy conservation projects..............................
Newport Chamber of Commerce, Middletown, RI, Industrial           80,000
 Park of Tiverton..........................................
North Carolina Biotechnology Center, Research Triangle           130,000
 Park, NC, Entrepreneurship and Research & Development
 Training Initiative.......................................
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Raleigh,       120,000
 NC, Rural Business Finance Program........................
Northeast Alabama Community College, Rainsville, AL, for         335,000
 industrial systems technology and machining training......
Northeast Entrepreneur Fund, Virginia, MN, Greenstone Group      200,000
Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition, Cleveland, OH, for          250,000
 Tech Leaders II: Job Creation through Industry Cluster
 Development...............................................
Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technologies,               200,000
 Flagstaff, AZ, Arizona Clean Energy Accelerator...........
Northern Dauphin Revitalization Project, Inc.,                   100,000
 Elizabethville, PA, Job creation initiative...............
Northside Economic Opportunity Network (NEON), Minneapolis,      150,000
 MN, North Minneapolis Small Business Capacity Building
 Program...................................................
NYS Small Business Development Center at Rockland County         125,000
 Community College , Suffern, NY, Training for displaced
 workers to start or expand small business.................
Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation,          50,000
 Oakland,, CA, Economic Vitality of Minority Businesses in
 Oakland...................................................
Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce, Oakland, CA,               50,000
 Economic Vitality of Asian Minority Business Program......
Operation Get Ahead, Hempstead, NY, Job readiness and            150,000
 employment programs.......................................
Operation New Hope, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, for a prison re-     790,000
 entry job training program that works with small business
 owners....................................................
Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, Hispanic       100,000
 Leadership and Entrepreneurship Training Institute........
Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing, White Plains,        125,000
 NY, nursing workforce education and training initiative...
Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA, Small Business and          150,000
 Entrepreneur Assistance Program...........................
Philadelphia Development Partnership, Philadelphia, PA,           65,000
 Southeastern Pennsylvania Micro Business Center...........
Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners, Clearwater,       262,000
 FL, for the Business Assistance Partnership Network.......
Port of Bremerton, Port Orchard, WA, Sustainable Energy and      250,000
 Economic Development Incubator............................
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, ``Green'' Community Career &       85,000
 Business Training Center..................................
Prince George's, Upper Marlboro, MD, Small Business              150,000
 Initiative................................................
Progreso Latino, Central Falls, RI, Small business capacity      120,000
 building assistance.......................................
Project Ezrah Needs, Inc., Englewood, NJ, Employment and         100,000
 financial counseling and assistance.......................
River District Association, Rockford, IL, to develop and         100,000
 recruit small businesses..................................
SEKTDA, Somerset, KY, for economic and small business            685,000
 development in Southern and Eastern Kentucky..............
Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation,            80,000
 Brooklyn, NY, Plan Ahead Brooklyn.........................
Southwest Georgia United Empowerment Zone, Inc., Vienna,         100,000
 GA, Capitalization and overhead of Community Development
 Financial Institution.....................................
Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, TX,                    200,000
 Entrepreneurship Resources Center.........................
Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY, Green           200,000
 Technology Workforce Initiative...........................
SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, Small business incubator......      150,000
TechRanch at Montana State University, Bozeman, MT,              133,000
 Technology Based Economic Development Center..............
Texas State University System, San Marcos, TX, Center for        150,000
 Entrepreneurial Action....................................
The Bi-National Sustainability Laboratory (BNSL), El Paso,       150,000
 TX, Partnership for Innovation and Security...............
The Bodega Association of the United States, Inc, New York,      200,000
 NY, education, training and other small business
 assistance................................................
The Citizens Advice Bureau, Bronx, NY, for economic and          100,000
 community development programs for homeless adults........
The Export Consortium, Columbia, SC, the I-95 Corridor           150,000
 Project...................................................
The Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse, Pittsburgh, PA,         100,000
 Tech Belt Life Sciences Greenhouse........................
The Progress Fund, Greensburg, PA, Technical Assistance for      125,000
 Small Businesses..........................................
Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY, for training           100,000
 programs in health care management........................
Thorpe Family Residence, Inc. (TFR), Bronx, NY, Economic          75,000
 and community development residential services programs
 and capital costs.........................................
Township of Woodbridge, NJ, for the Pennval Road Green           250,000
 Technology Incubator......................................
UMASS Dartmouth, Fall River, MA, Advanced Technical &            325,000
 Manufacturing Center......................................
United Way for Southeastern Michigan, Detroit, MI, Ex-           250,000
 Offender Entrepreneurship Program.........................
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, for the Preparing         100,000
 the Workforce of the Future project.......................
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, for a research         100,000
 and technology park.......................................
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, Farmington                150,000
 Technology Incubation Center..............................
University of Delaware, Newark, DE, for the Delaware Small       100,000
 Business and Technology Development Center................
University of Georgia, Public Service and Outreach, Athens,      100,000
 GA, for an applied research demonstration project to
 bolster workforce development.............................
University of Guam, Mangilao, GU, Center for Regional            150,000
 Economic Development......................................
University of Memphis, TN, for an entrepreneurial training       685,000
 program...................................................
University of Missouri System, Columbia, MO, for the             249,000
 Extension Community Economic and Entrepreneurial program..
University of Nebraska at Omaha, NE, Nebraska's Micro-           250,000
 Enterprise Center.........................................
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, Innovista            100,000
 Center for Entrepreneurial Development....................
University of Texas at Brownsville, TX, Global Marketing         150,000
 and Logistics Certification Program.......................
University of Toledo, OH, Renewable Energy Business               75,000
 Incubator communication infrastructure....................
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, for the               262,000
 Turnaround Business Assistance Program....................
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA, for a small          100,000
 business incubator........................................
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI, Small Business          100,000
 Development Center........................................
Urban League of Philadelphia, PA, Urban League                   100,000
 Entrepreneurship Center...................................
Vermont Community Colleges, Waterbury, VT, Career Readiness      150,000
 and Supervision Certification.............................
Village of Olympia Fields, Olympia Fields, IL, South             100,000
 Suburban Coalition Economic Development Demonstration
 Project...................................................
Wayne State University, Mt. Clemens, MI, Law School Small        100,000
 Business Clinic...........................................
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Entrepreneurial         150,000
 Leadership Center.........................................
West Jefferson Medical Center, Marrero, LA, Workforce            100,000
 Training and Development Initiative.......................
Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund, Holyoke, MA,              250,000
 Financial and Technical Assistance for Development
 Enterprises...............................................
Western Nevada Development District, Carson City, NV, to         250,000
 promote small business development efforts................
Western Reserve Port Authority, Vienna, OH, Western Reserve      200,000
 Economic Development Initiative...........................
Western Reserve Resource Conservation and Development            150,000
 Council, Painesville, OH, for a green job and watershed
 management training program...............................
Women at Work, Pasadena, CA, Career Technology Training for      150,000
 Low-Income Women..........................................
Women's Business Development Center (WBDC), Stamford, CT,        200,000
 for services to small businesses and entrepreneurs........
YMCA of Long Island, Inc., Holtsville, NY, Diversity             100,000
 Training Program at the Brookhaven-Roe YMCA...............
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                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009......................        $29,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010.....................         29,000,000
Recommended in the bill..............................         29,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009..................                ---
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010.................                ---


    The United States Postal Service (USPS) is funded almost 
entirely by Postal rate payers rather than tax payers. Funds 
provided to the Postal Service in the Payment to the Postal 
Service Fund include appropriations for revenue forgone in 
providing free mail for the blind and people with disabilities, 
for overseas absentee voting, and for reconciliation 
adjustments on the basis of estimated mail volume for prior 
fiscal years. The Revenue Forgone Reform Act of 1993, Public 
Law 103-123, also authorized the reimbursement of insufficient 
appropriations to the Postal Service for fiscal years 1991 and 
1993, and for additional revenues it would have received 
between 1993 and 1998 in the absence of certain rate phasing 
provisions applied by this Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$118,328,000 for Payment to the Postal Service Fund, which is 
the same as the President's request. $89,328,000 is an advance 
appropriation for fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee recommends the Postal Service explore 
potential revenues and savings that may be derived from 
vehicle-to-grid partnerships with entities engaged in energy 
production and storage as well as with electric vehicle 
manufacturers. Further, the Committee recommends the Postal 
Service investigate the capacity of USPS vehicle maintenance 
centers to generate and use revenue derived from the service of 
electric vehicles.
    The Committee is concerned about the condition of postal 
facilities in a number of municipalities including Hemet and 
Indio, California. The Committee recommends that the Postal 
Service, working with local officials and community leaders, 
evaluate the needs of these communities and report back to the 
Committee on Appropriations regarding its findings.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $239,356,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       244,397,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       244,397,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +5,041,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


    The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) of 
2006, Public Law 109-435, authorized the Postal Service Office 
of Inspector General (OIG) to receive funding by transfer out 
of the Postal Service Fund beginning in fiscal year 2010. The 
OIG conducts audits, reviews and investigations, and keeps 
Congress informed on the efficiency and economy of Postal 
Service programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $244,397,000, 
equal to the President's request and $5,041,000 more than the 
previous fiscal year's operating budget.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $48,463,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        49,242,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        49,242,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +779,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -


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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $49,242,000 for the U.S. Tax 
Court, the same as the budget request and $779,000 above the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2009.

                 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 601. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Section 603. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
procurement contracts for consulting service expenditures to 
contracts that are matters of public record and available for 
public inspection.
    Section 604. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting transfer of funds in this Act without express 
authority.
    Section 605. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities that would 
prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity convicted 
of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 608. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures. The provision requires 
that agencies or entities funded by the Act notify the 
Committee and obtain prior approval from the Committee for any 
reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) 
proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by 
either the House or Senate Committees on Appropriations for a 
different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, projects, or 
activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities. The provision also directs 
the agencies funded by this Act to submit operating plans for 
the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 610. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds for the Executive Office of the President 
may not be used to request any official background 
investigation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation except 
with the express consent of the individual involved or in 
extraordinary circumstances involving national security.
    Section 611. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring that cost accounting standards not apply to a 
contract under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding non-foreign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortion under the 
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP).
    Section 614. The Committee continues the provision making 
exceptions to the preceding prohibition on use of funds for 
abortion where the life of the mother is in danger or the 
pregnancy is a result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 615. The Committee continues the provision waiving 
restrictions on the purchase of non-domestic articles, 
materials, and supplies in the case of acquisition by the 
Federal Government of information technology.
    Section 616. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting officers or employees of any regulatory agency or 
commission funded by this Act from accepting travel payments or 
reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by such agency 
or commission.
    Section 617. The Committee continues the provision giving 
the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) the 
authority to use funds collected from monetary penalties for a 
scholarship program established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 
2002. The Committee urges the PCAOB to give consideration to 
supporting scholarship opportunities for students from 
populations, such as ethnic minorities and women, that have 
been historically underrepresented in the accounting 
profession.
    Section 618. The Committee includes a provision clarifying 
that, for purposes of agricultural and medical trade with Cuba, 
during fiscal year 2010 the term ``payment of cash in advance'' 
as specified in section 908(b)(1) of the Trade Sanctions Reform 
and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 shall be interpreted as 
payment before the transfer of title to, and control of, the 
exported items to the Cuban purchaser.
    Section 619. The Committee includes a provision that 
excludes youth off-highway vehicles from the lead bans included 
in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
    Section 620. The Committee includes a provision that 
expedites the transfer of the Old Naval Hospital property in 
Washington, D.C. from the General Services Administration to 
the District of Columbia government. The Committee agrees that 
the citizens of the District of Columbia will be well served by 
the rehabilitation and renovation of the Old Naval Hospital on 
Pennsylvania Avenue, SE into a community center, and support 
its quick transfer of title from the Federal Government to the 
District of Columbia separate from any other property 
conveyance.
    The Committee notes that title VI of the Financial Services 
and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 made permanent 
changes in law in sections 616, 618, 623, 624, 625 and 626.

             TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, GOVERNMENT-WIDE


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations

    Section 701. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal use of 
controlled substances.
    Section 702. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the 
Federal Government. Price limitations are updated consistent 
with the President's budget request.
    Section 703. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds made available to agencies for travel to also be used for 
quarter allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the government, with certain specified exceptions, 
from employing non-U.S. citizens whose posts of duty would be 
in the continental U.S.
    Section 705. The Committee continues the provision ensuring 
that agencies will have authority to pay GSA bills for space 
renovation and other services.
    Section 706. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention 
programs with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered 
through such programs.
    Section 707. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds may be used to pay rent and other service 
costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting interagency financing of groups absent prior 
statutory approval.
    Section 709. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the pay increases of certain prevailing rate employees.
    Section 711. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the amount of funds that can be used for redecoration of 
offices under certain circumstances.
    Section 712. The Committee continues the provision to allow 
for interagency funding of national security and emergency 
telecommunications initiatives.
    Section 713. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to certify that a Schedule C appointment was 
not created solely or primarily to detail the employee to the 
White House.
    Section 714. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the payment of any employee who prohibits, 
threatens or prevents another employee from communicating with 
Congress.
    Section 715. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 716. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for implementation of 
agreements in nondisclosure policies unless certain provisions 
are included.
    Section 717. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting, other than for normal and recognized executive-
legislative relationships, propaganda, publicity and lobbying 
by executive agency personnel in support or defeat of 
legislative initiatives.
    Section 718. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting any Federal agency from disclosing an employee's 
home address to any labor organization, absent employee 
authorization or court order.
    Section 719. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds to be used to provide non-public information 
such as mailing or telephone lists to any person or 
organization outside the government without the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 720. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for propaganda and publicity 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Section 721. The Committee continues the provision 
directing agency employees to use official time in an honest 
effort to perform official duties.
    Section 722. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 723. The Committee continues the provision, with 
technical modifications, authorizing agencies to transfer funds 
(not to exceed $17,000,000) to the Government-wide Policy 
account of GSA to finance an appropriate share of various 
government-wide boards and councils.
    Section 724. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits breast feeding in a Federal building or on Federal 
property if the woman and child are authorized to be there.
    Section 725. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council and provides for a report on the budget and 
resources of the National Science and Technology Council. The 
report should include the entire budget of the National Science 
and Technology Council.
    Section 726. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring documents involving the distribution of Federal funds 
to indicate the agency providing the funds and the amount 
provided.
    Section 727. The Committee continues, with modification, 
the provision prohibiting the use of funds to monitor personal 
access or use of Internet sites or to collect, review, or 
obtain any personally identifiable information relating to 
access to or use of an Internet site. The changes eliminate 
ambiguity about the sites affected and the exception for 
voluntary submission of personally identifiable information.
    Section 728. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
health plans participating in the FEHBP to provide 
contraceptive coverage and provides exemptions to certain 
religious plans.
    Section 729. The Committee continues the provision 
providing recognition of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency as the 
official anti-doping agency.
    Section 730. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds for official travel to be used by departments and 
agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate 
in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 731. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for implementation of OPM regulations 
limiting detailees to the Legislative Branch, and implementing 
limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship 
Program.
    Section 732. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of funds for Federal law enforcement training 
facilities.
    Section 733. The Committee continues and modifies the 
provision concerning transfers or reimbursements for ``E-
Government'' initiatives.
    Section 734. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to begin or announce a study or 
public-private competition regarding the conversion to 
contractor performance of any function performed by civilian 
Federal employees pursuant to Office of Management and Budget 
Circular A-76 or any other administrative regulation, 
directive, or policy. The provision extends a one-year 
moratorium on new A-76 studies for another year so that the new 
Administration may have an opportunity to review and develop 
Federal workforce policies.
    Section 735. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits Executive Branch agencies from creating prepackaged 
news stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United 
States unless the story includes a clear notification within 
the text or audio of that news story that the prepackaged news 
story was prepared or funded by that Executive Branch agency. 
This provision confirms the opinion of the Government 
Accountability Office dated February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 736. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting use of funds in contravention of section 552a of 
title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act) and regulations 
implementing that section.
    Section 737. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to evaluate the creditworthiness of an 
individual before issuing the individual a government travel 
charge card and limits agency actions accordingly.
    Section 738. The Committee continues, with modification, 
the provision to require the Office of Management and Budget to 
submit a report on budget information relating to Great Lakes 
restoration activities. The provision requires the report to be 
submitted no later than 45 days after submission of the 
President's budget.
    Section 739. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any Federal Government 
contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated 
as an inverted domestic corporation.
    Section 740. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the Office of Personnel Management or any other 
agency from using funds to implement regulations changing the 
competitive areas under reductions-in-force for Federal 
employees.
    Section 741. The Committee expects the Federal Government 
to lead by example and can do so by conducting its business in 
an environmentally, economically, fiscally sound and 
scientifically defensible manner. To that end, Section 748 of 
Part D of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 made permanent 
Executive Order 13423, relating to energy and water efficiency 
and use of renewable fuels in the Federal Government. Because 
the new Administration has indicated its interest in making 
more rapid progress than provided for in Executive Order 13423, 
this section sets that executive order as a floor for 
Administration efforts to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, 
water use, toxic waste, etc.
    Section 742. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the Director of OMB to submit a report by department 
and agency of the number of civilian, military and contract 
workers.
    Section 743. The Committee adds a new provision that 
requires all non-defense departments and agencies to develop an 
inventory of contracts for services listing, among other 
things, the functions performed, the contractor, the date the 
contract began, whether the contract was awarded on a 
noncompetitive basis or performed poorly, whether inherently 
governmental functions are being performed, and whether 
activities closely associated with inherently governmental 
functions are being performed. After a review of the inventory, 
the department or agency must develop a plan for appropriate 
consideration of performing the work within the department or 
agency.
    Section 744. The Committee includes a new provision 
directing the Attorney General to transmit to Congress, within 
14 days of enactment, records regarding notification of rights 
under Miranda v. Arizona given to captured foreign terrorism 
suspects.
    Section 745. The Committee includes a new provision to 
reinstate the same legal rights of auto dealers to remain in 
business that they had before the companies filed for 
bankruptcy in the case of auto companies partially owned by the 
Federal Government.
    Section 746. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning the non-application of these general provisions to 
title IV and to title VIII.
    The Committee notes that title VII of the Financial 
Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2009 made 
permanent changes in law in sections 735, 736, 748, 749, and 
751. Section 748 was further modified by section 741 of this 
Act, as explained above.

                               TITLE VIII


                General Provisions--District of Columbia

    Section 801. The Committee continues the provision that 
specifies that an appropriation for a particular purpose or 
object shall be considered as the maximum amount that may be 
expended for said purpose or object.
    Section 802. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits funds for travel and payment of dues.
    Section 803. The Committee continues the provision that 
appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes 
collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the 
District of Columbia government.
    Section 804. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of appropriated Federal funds for publicity 
or propaganda purposes.
    Section 805. The Committee modifies the provision that 
establishes reprogramming and transfer requirements with 
respect to notification requirements for reprogramming of 
Federal funds and execution of local funds reprogrammings.
    Section 806. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying that appropriations shall be applied only to the 
objects for which they were made except as otherwise permitted 
by law.
    Section 807. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of Federal funds to provide salaries or 
other costs associated with the offices of United States 
Senator or Representative.
    Section 808. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of official vehicles to official duties and 
not between a residence and workplace, with certain exceptions.
    Section 809. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of Federal funds by the Attorney General of 
the District or any other officer or entity of the District 
government to provide assistance for any petition drive or 
civil action which seeks to require Congress to provide for 
voting representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 810. The Committee continues the provision that 
includes a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains 
to contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 811. The Committee modifies the provision relating 
to medical marijuana so that it prohibits only the use of 
Federal funds and does not continue to suspend implementation 
of the Legalization of Marijuana for Medical Treatment 
Initiative of 1998.
    Section 812. The Committee modifies the provision 
prohibiting use of funds for abortion so that it applies only 
to Federal and not local funds.
    Section 813. The Committee adds a new provision at the 
request of the District of Columbia requiring the CFO to submit 
a revised operating budget for all agencies in the D.C. 
government, no later than 30 calendar days after the enactment 
of this Act that realigns budgeted data with anticipated actual 
expenditures.
    Section 814. The Committee adds a new provision at the 
request of the District of Columbia requiring the CFO to submit 
a revised operating budget for D.C. Public Schools, no later 
than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act that 
realigns school budgets to actual school enrollment.
    Section 815. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the transfer of local funds to capital and 
enterprise funds.
    Section 816. The Committee includes a provision to limit 
the geographic location of needle exchange programs in the 
District of Columbia.
    Section 817. The Committee continues the provision which 
limits references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this 
title and title IV.
    The Committee has not continued the prohibitions on use of 
Federal funds for implementation of D.C. employee health 
benefits for domestic partners or any system of domestic 
partnership registration.
    The Committee notes that the following sections of title 
VIII of the Financial Services and General Government 
Appropriations Act, 2009 made permanent changes in law and 
therefore are not repeated in this year's bill: Sections 808, 
814, 816, 817, 818, 822, and 823.

              HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REPORT REQUIREMENTS

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

                        Constitutional Authority

    Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII requires each committee report 
on a public bill or joint resolution to contain a statement 
citing the specific powers granted to Congress in the 
Constitution to enact the law proposed by the bill or joint 
resolution.
    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation on clause 7 of section 9 of article I 
of the Constitution of the United States, which states ``No 
money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of 
Appropriations made by Law. . . .''
    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

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

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions proposed in the 
accompanying bill which may be considered, under certain 
circumstances, to change the application of existing law, 
either directly or indirectly. The bill provides that 
appropriations shall remain available for more than one year 
for a number of programs for which the basic authorizing 
legislation does not explicitly authorize such extended 
availability. The bill provides, in some instances, for funding 
of agencies and activities where legislation has not yet been 
finalized. In addition, the bill carries language, in some 
instances, permitting activities not authorized by law, or 
exempting agencies from certain provisions of law, but which 
has been carried in appropriations acts for many years.
    The bill includes several limitations on official 
entertainment, reception and representation expenses. Similar 
provisions have appeared in many previous appropriations Acts. 
The bill includes a number of limitations on the purchase of 
automobiles or office furnishings that also have appeared in 
many previous appropriations Acts. Language is included in 
several instances permitting certain funds to be credited to 
the appropriations recommended.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Language is included for Departmental Offices, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', that provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the Treasury Building and Annex; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and 
improvements of, and purchase of commercial insurance policies 
for, real properties leased or owned overseas; official 
reception and representation expenses; unforeseen emergencies 
of a confidential nature; Treasury-wide financial audits and 
the period of availability and the transfer of these funds; 
information technology modernization requirements; secure space 
requirements; critical infrastructure protection and compliance 
policy programs; modernization of the Office of Debt 
Management's information technology; and specifying certain 
amounts for individual offices of the Departmental Offices and 
specifying transfer authority among offices.
    Language is included for the Department-wide Systems and 
Capital Investments Program that provides funds for the 
development and acquisition of automatic data processing 
equipment, software, and services; repairs to the Treasury 
Annex Building; provides transfer authority; limits the 
availability of funds; and restricts the use of funds to 
support or supplement IRS Operations Support or IRS Business 
Systems Modernization.
    Language is included for the Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, specifies 
amounts for official travel expenses (including the hire of 
vehicles), official reception and representation expenses, and 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds to carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
of 1978, including the purchase and hire of motor vehicles and 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and specifies amounts for 
travel expenses, official reception and representation 
expenses, and unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
hire of motor vehicles; the travel and training of non-federal 
and foreign government personnel attending meetings involving 
domestic or foreign financial law enforcement, intelligence, 
and regulation; official reception and representation expenses; 
the purchase of personal services contracts; and assistance to 
Federal law enforcement agencies with or without reimbursement. 
Language is also included that limits the availability of 
certain amounts.
    Language is included for the Financial Management Service, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides a certain amount for 
official reception and representation expenses and limits the 
availability for systems modernization funds.
    Language is included for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds 
for the hire of passenger motor vehicles and laboratory 
assistance to state and local agencies with or without 
reimbursement. Language is also included that specifies the 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses and 
cooperative research and development.
    Language is included for the U.S. Mint, ``United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund'' that identifies the source of 
funding for the operations and activities of the U.S. Mint and 
specifies the level of funding for circulating coinage and 
protective service capital investments.
    Language is included for the Bureau of the Public Debt, 
``Administering the Public Debt'' that specifies funds for 
official reception and representation expenses and systems 
modernization; and provides that appropriations from the 
General Fund will be reduced as fees are collected, and that a 
portion of the funds are to be derived from the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund for administration of the Fund.
    Language is included for the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program Account that provides for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 but at certain rates; and 
specific amounts for: Native American initiatives, the 
financial counseling grants pilot program authorized by Public 
Law 110-289, the Capital Magnet Fund, administrative expenses, 
the cost of direct loans, and administrative expenses to carry 
out the direct loan program. Language is included clarifying 
the cost of direct loans and the cost of modifying direct 
loans, and specifying the limitation on gross obligations for 
the principal amount of direct loans. Language is included 
waiving the CDFI matching requirement and the limit on the 
amount of assistance for individual CDFIs, along with language 
giving the Secretary flexibility in determining the leveraging 
requirement for the Capital Magnet Fund program.
    Language is included under Internal Revenue Service, 
``Taxpayer Services'' that provides funds for pre-filing 
assistance and education, filing and account services, taxpayer 
advocacy services, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and 
dedicating funding for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly 
Program, low-income taxpayer clinic grants, Community Volunteer 
Income Tax Assistance grants, and operating expenses of the 
Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Enforcement'' that provides funds to determine and collect 
owed taxes, provide legal and litigation support, conduct 
criminal investigations, enforce criminal statutes, purchase 
and hire of vehicles, provide services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109; dedicating funding for the Interagency Crime and Drug 
Enforcement program and associated transfer authority; and 
dedicating a specific amount for enhanced tax enforcement 
activities.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Operations Support'' that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; 
and dedicating funding for information technology support, 
research, the IRS Oversight Board, official reception and 
representation expenses, and support for enhanced tax 
enforcement activities.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Business Systems Modernization'' that provides for the 
business systems modernization program, including capital asset 
acquisition of information technology, including management and 
related contractual costs and IRS labor costs of said 
acquisitions, contractual costs associated with operations 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and places certain restrictions on 
the use of the funds.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Health Insurance Tax Credit Administration'' to implement the 
health insurance tax credit included in the Trade Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-210).

              TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    Language under ``Compensation of the President'', provides 
that unused amounts of the President's expense allowance will 
revert to the Treasury; mandates funds are only available for 
their stated purpose; and specifies an amount for an expense 
allowance.
    Language under The White House, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
U.S.C. 105 and 107, subsistence expenses, hire of vehicles, 
newspapers, periodicals, teletype news service, travel, and 
official entertainment expenses; and sets aside a specific 
amount for the Office of National AIDS Policy.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for official 
entertainment expenses of the President, and the care, 
maintenance, repair and alteration, refurnishing, improvement, 
heating, and lighting, including electric power and fixtures, 
of the Executive Residence at the White House.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Reimbursable Expenses'', specifies the authorized use of 
funds; specifies that reimbursable expenses are the exclusive 
authority of the Executive Residence to incur obligations and 
receive offsetting collections; requires the sponsors of 
political events to make advance payments; requires the 
national committee of the political party of the President to 
maintain $25,000 on deposit; requires the Executive Residence 
to ensure that amounts owed are billed within 60 days of a 
reimbursable event and collected within 30 days of the bill 
notice; authorizes the Executive Residence to charge and assess 
interest and penalties on late payments; authorizes all 
reimbursements to be deposited into the Treasury as a 
miscellaneous receipt; requires a report to the Committee on 
the reimbursable expenses within 90 days of the end of the 
fiscal year; requires the Executive Residence to maintain a 
system for tracking and classifying reimbursable events; and 
specifies that the Executive Residence is not exempt from the 
requirements of subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, 
United States Code.
    Language under ``White House Repair and Restoration'' 
provides funds for the repair, alteration, improvement, 
required maintenance, resolution of safety and health issues, 
and continued preventative maintenance of the Executive 
Residence at the White House and allows funds to remain 
available until expended.
    Language under Office of Administration, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', provides funds for continued modernization of the 
information technology infrastructure within the Executive 
Office of the President, to remain available until expended.
    Language under Office of Management and Budget, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, the hire of 
vehicles, carrying out provisions of chapter 35 of 44 U.S.C.; 
specifies funds for official representation expenses; prohibits 
the review of agricultural marketing orders; prohibits the use 
of funds for the purpose of altering the transcript of 
testimony except for non-OMB officials; prohibits the use of 
funds for evaluating or determining if water resource project 
or study reports submitted by the Chief of Engineers are in 
compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and 
requirements; and specifies the amount of time to perform 
budgetary policy reviews of water resource matters on which the 
Chief of Engineers has reported before the report is considered 
approved, and specifies notification requirements.
    Language under the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, 
research, official reception and representation expenses, 
participation in joint projects, and allows for the acceptance 
of gifts. Language is also included providing funds for policy 
research and evaluation and making these funds available until 
expended.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program'', provides for the 
transfer of funds to Federal agencies and departments. Language 
is also included regarding the availability of funds, 
specifying the amount of funds for auditing and associated 
activities, requiring each designated High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area to receive not less than the fiscal year 2009 
base allocation unless the Director of the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy determines otherwise and submits a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, and requiring reports 
regarding initial allocations and discretionary funding.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``Other 
Federal Drug Control Programs'' provides funds to support 
certain media and outreach activities, matching grants to drug-
free communities (with an amount specified to be made available 
as directed by section 4 of Public Law 107-82, as amended by 
Public Law 109-469), the National Drug Court Institute, the 
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the U.S. membership dues to the World 
Anti-Doping Agency, the National Alliance for Model State Drug 
Laws, and evaluation and research related to National Drug 
Control Program performance measures. Language also limits the 
availability of funds, and provides for the transfer of some 
funds to other Federal departments and agencies.
    Language under ``Partnership Fund for Program Integrity 
Innovation'' makes funds available for grants, contracts, 
cooperative agreements, and administrative costs for pilot 
projects, allows transfer of funds to carry out an evaluate 
such pilot projects, establishes certain conditions to be met 
prior to obligation of funds, and requires certain 
notifications and reports to the Committees on Appropriations.
    Language under Special Assistance to the President, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', enables the Vice President to 
provide assistance to the President, services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, subsistence, and the hire for 
vehicles.
    Language under Official Residence of the Vice President, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the official residence of the Vice President, 
the hire of vehicles, official entertainment expenses and 
provides for the transfer of funds as necessary.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' permitting certain funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying certain amounts for specific purposes.
    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Care of the 
Building and Grounds'' permitting funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
specifying certain funds remain available until expended for 
specific purposes. Language is also included providing funding 
from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund for certain 
purposes.
    Language is included under Defender Services, permitting 
funds to remain available until expended.
    Language is included under Fees of Jurors and 
Commissioners, permitting funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying limitations for the compensation of 
land commissioners.
    Language is included under Court Security, permitting 
certain funds to remain available until expended, which may be 
transferred to the United States Marshals Service.
    Language is included under Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts, ``Salaries and Expenses'' specifying 
certain amounts for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included under Federal Judicial Center, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' extending the availability of certain 
funds for education and training, and specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under Judicial Retirement Funds, 
``Payment to Judiciary Trust Funds'' specifying certain amounts 
for payments to specific trust funds.
    Language is included under United States Sentencing 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Resident 
Tuition Support'' permitting the amount appropriated to remain 
available until expended; specifying conditions for the use, 
award, and financial accounting of funds; and requiring a 
quarterly financial report.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Emergency 
Planning and Security Costs in the District of Columbia'' 
providing that the amount appropriated shall remain available 
until expended and specifying certain amounts for certain 
purposes.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies, with payroll and financial services to be 
provided on a contractual basis with the General Services 
Administration; (2) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes; (3) allowing funds made available for capital 
improvements to remain available until September 30, 2011; and 
(4) providing for the reallocation of funds.
    Language is included under ``Defender Services in the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing that the amount 
appropriated shall remain available until expended; (2) 
authorizing funds provided in other appropriations to be used 
for payments under this heading; (3) specifying who shall 
administer these funds; and (4) providing that all amounts 
under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office 
of Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies, with payroll and financial services to be 
provided on a contractual basis with the General Services 
Administration.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia'': (1) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes and programs; (2) providing that all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; (3) authorizing the Director to accept and 
use gifts to support offender and defendant programs and 
equipment and vocational training services to educate and train 
offenders and defendants, and details for recording the 
acceptance of such gifts; and (4) authorizing the Director to 
charge fees to cover the costs of training and materials 
distributed at conferences.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to District of 
Columbia Public Defender Service'' providing that all amounts 
under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office 
of Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies and authorizing the collection of fees for 
materials provided at conferences.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority'' specifying 
that the amount appropriated shall remain available until 
expended and specified amounts shall be matched by WASA and 
that certain amounts shall be used for certain purposes.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council'' specifying that the 
amount appropriated shall remain available until expended to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Judicial 
Commissions'' specifying certain amounts for certain 
commissions and allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until September 30, 2011.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the Office 
of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia'' 
specifying that each entity receiving funds submit to the 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) a report, and that 
the CFO submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for School 
Improvement'' providing certain amounts for specific purposes, 
including funds to expand quality public charter schools, 
public schools and opportunity scholarships in the District of 
Columbia.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for 
Consolidated Laboratory Facility'' providing amounts for 
certain purposes, specifying that a matching amount will be 
provided by the District of Columbia and allowing the funds to 
remain available until September 30, 2011.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for the 
District of Columbia National Guard'' providing certain amounts 
for certain purposes and the availability of those 
appropriations.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Housing 
for the Homeless'' specifying amounts for certain purposes and 
providing extended availability of those appropriations.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Youth 
Services'' specifying amounts for certain purposes and 
providing extended availability of those appropriations.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Public 
Health Services'' specifying amounts for certain purposes and 
providing extended availability of those appropriations.
    Language is included under ``District of Columbia Funds'' 
(1) limiting the amount provided in this Act for the District 
of Columbia; (2) identifying the source of funds, including a 
rescission of prior year local funds; (3) establishing the 
District's intradistrict authority; (4) setting funds subject 
to the provisions of and allocated and expended as proposed in 
the fiscal year 2010 District of Columbia Budget and Financial 
Plan; (5) providing conditions for increasing the amount 
provided; and (6) directing the Chief Financial Officer to 
assure the District of Columbia meets all requirements, but 
prohibits the reprogramming of capital projects.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Language is included for the Administrative Conference of 
the United States for expenses authorized under 5 U.S.C. 591, 
and for official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for 
expenses, the hire of motor vehicles, services as authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 (with a limitation on rates for individuals), 
nominal awards, official reception and representation expenses, 
and allowing $2,000,000 to remain available until September 30, 
2011 for a grant program authorized by section 1405 of Public 
Law 110-140 (15 U.S.C. 8004).
    Language is included for the Election Assistance 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that allows for the 
transfer of funds to the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology for election reform activities. Funds are made 
available for the Help America Vote College Program and a grant 
program to support mock elections.
    Language is included for the Election Assistance 
Commission, ``Election Reform Programs'' for requirements 
payments under part 1 of subtitle D of title II of the Help 
America Vote Act. Funds are also made available for grants to 
carry out research on voting technology improvements and for 
grants relating to pre-election logic and accuracy testing and 
post-election voting systems verification.
    Language is included under the Federal Communications 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', permitting funds for 
uniforms and allowances therefor, official reception and 
representation expenses, purchase and hire of motor vehicles, 
and special counsel fees. Language provides for the assessment 
and collection of offsetting collections, authorizes retention 
of such collections, and provides that they remain available 
until expended. Language removes the availability for 
obligation of excess collections. Language waives existing law 
concerning proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding 
system. Language is also included regarding the transfer of 
funds from the Universal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, ``Office of Inspector General'' that provides for 
the funds to be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund, and 
the FSLIC Resolution Fund, or any successor to these funds.
    Language is included for the Federal Election Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that specifies funds for reception 
and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of experts and 
consultants, hire of motor vehicles, and the rental of 
conference rooms; authorizes travel payments to public members 
of the Federal Service Impasses Panel; and allows for fees 
collected to be transferred to and merged with the 
appropriation.
    Language is included for the Federal Trade Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' permitting funds for uniforms and 
allowances therefor, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
official reception and representation expenses, hire of motor 
vehicles, and contract for collection services. Language 
provides for the crediting and retention of certain fees. 
Language also prohibits funds from being used to implement 
subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Act.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Federal Buildings Fund'' that allows for 
revenues and collections to be deposited in the Fund; specifies 
the conditions under which funds made available can be used and 
designates certain projects that can be undertaken; limits the 
availability of funds; and requires the approval to change the 
amounts identified. Many technical provisions have been 
included regarding use of funds in the Federal Buildings Fund 
that are not specifically authorized by law. Language has been 
included that limits project funds available for construction 
and repair and alteration of buildings not authorized by law. A 
more detailed analysis of the Federal Buildings Funds can be 
found in the General Services Administration chapter of this 
report.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Government-wide Policy'' that provides funds for policy and 
evaluation activities associated with the management of real 
and personal property assets and certain administrative 
services; support responsibilities relating to acquisition, 
telecommunications, information technology management, and 
related technology activities; and services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Operating Expenses'' that provides funds for expenses for 
activities associated with personal and real property; 
technology management and activities; information access 
activities; agency-wide policy direction and management; other 
support services; and official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'' that provides 
funds for information and detection of fraud; and for awards in 
recognition of efforts that enhance the office.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Allowances and Office Staff for Former 
Presidents'' that allows a portion of these funds to be 
transferred.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Expenses, Presidential Transition'' that 
provides funds limited to certain activities authorized under 
the Presidential Transition Act of 1963.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Federal Citizen Services Fund'' that 
authorizes funds to be deposited in the Fund and limits the 
availability of funds in the Fund.
    Language is included for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference 
rooms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of 
survey printing, official reception and representation 
expenses, and administrative expenses to adjudicate retirement 
appeals, and provides for the transfer of some funds.
    Language is included for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship 
and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, 
``Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
Environmental Policy Trust Fund'', that specifies the 
availability of funds, specifies an amount for financial 
audits, and provides for the transfer of some funds.
    Language is included for the Morris K. Udall Scholarship 
and Excellence in National Environmental Policy Foundation, 
``Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund'' that specifies the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Operating Expenses'', that provides funds for 
uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901 
et seq., including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, the hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, activities of the Public Interest 
Declassification Board, and the review and declassification of 
documents.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'' that provides 
funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Electronic Records Archives'' that provides 
funds for the development of electronic records archives, 
including research, analysis, design, development and program 
management; and limits the availability of funds and provides 
certain restrictions on the use of multi-year funds.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Repairs and Restoration'' that provides funds 
for the repair, alteration, improvement, and provision of 
adequate storage; and provides that funds remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included for National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``National Historical Publications and Records 
Commission Grants Program'' that provides funds for allocations 
and grants for historical publications and records; and 
provides that funds remain available until expended.
    Language is included under the National Credit Union 
Administration, ``Central Liquidity Facility'' that limits 
gross obligations and administrative expenses.
    Language is included under the National Credit Union 
Administration, ``Community Development Credit Union Revolving 
Loan Fund'' that provides funds for technical assistance and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Office of Government Ethics, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under Office of Personnel Management, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, medical examinations for veterans, 
rental of conference rooms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
official reception and representation expenses, advances for 
reimbursements, payment of per diem and/or subsistence 
allowances, the Enterprise Human Resources Integration project, 
the Human Resources Line of Business project, and the transfer 
of administrative expenses; limits the availability of some 
funds; provides for the costs of implementing the new 
integrated financial system and automating the retirement 
recordkeeping system, directs that provisions shall not affect 
other authorities; prohibits funds for the Legal Examining 
Unit; and authorizes the acceptance of donations under certain 
conditions.
    Language is included for Office of Personnel Management, 
Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that 
provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, rental of conference rooms, and 
the transfer of administrative expenses.
    Language is included for Payment to Civil Service 
Retirement and Disability Fund that authorizes payments of 
certain annuities from the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.
    Language is included for Office of Special Counsel, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for 
witnesses, rental of conference rooms, and the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the Postal Regulatory Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides for transfer from the 
Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for Securities and Exchange 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides for rental 
of space, reception and representation expenses, a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions, and consultations and meetings hosted by the 
Commission. Language is included that provides for the 
crediting of offsetting collections and unobligated balances of 
funds previously appropriated.
    Language is included for Selective Service System, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for attendance of 
meetings, training, uniforms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and official reception 
and representation expenses; authorizes certain exemptions 
under certain conditions; and prohibits funds used in 
connection with the induction of any person into the Armed 
Forces of the United States.
    Language is included for Small Business Administration, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for hire of motor 
vehicles and official reception and representation expenses. 
Language is also included to provide authority to charge fees 
and credit such fees to the account without further 
appropriation. Language is also included to fund grants for 
performance with amounts set aside for the Veterans Assistance 
and Services Program and the Small Business Energy Efficiency. 
Language is also included for the Loan Modernization and 
Accounting System, and to allow $10,000,000 to remain available 
until September 30, 2011 for costs associated with a possible 
headquarters relocation.
    Language is included for Small Business Administration, 
``Business Loans Program Account'', limiting commitments for 
certain guaranteed loan programs and for providing for the cost 
of direct loans and guaranteed loans. Language is also included 
authorizing the transfer of funds to ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
for administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration 
``Disaster loan program account'' that provides for the 
transfer of funds to the ``Office of Inspector General'' and to 
``Salaries and Expenses'' and allows funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
``Payment to the Postal Service Fund'' that provides funds for 
revenue foregone; limits the availability of obligation of some 
funds; stipulates that mail for overseas voting and mail for 
the blind is free; stipulates that 6-day delivery and rural 
mail delivery shall continue at not less than the 1983 level; 
prohibits funds from being used to charge a fee to a child 
support enforcement agency seeking the address of a postal 
customer; and prohibits funds from being used to consolidate or 
close small rural and other small post offices.
    Language is included for United States Postal Service, 
``Office of Inspector General'' that provides for transfer from 
the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the United States Tax Court, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for contract 
reporting and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and that 
travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon the written 
certificate of the judge.

                 ADMINISTRATIVE AND GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sections 101, 106, 107, 201, 203, 302, 510, 723 and 815 
include legislative transfer authorities.
    Sections 102, 103, 104, 105, 108, 110, 115, 116, 202, 204, 
301, 303, 304, 502, 503, 504, 505, 506, 507, 511, 602, 603, 
604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610, 612, 617, 618, 619, 620, 
701, 702, 703, 704, 705, 706, 707, 711, 713, 716, 721, 726, 
727, 728, 733, 737, 740, 742, 743, 744, 745, 801, 802, 803, 
804, 805, 806, 808, 809, 810, 811, 812, 813, 814, and 816 
establish affirmative directions, confer new authorities, or 
impose new responsibilities on departments or agencies funded 
by the bill.
    Sections 104, 109, 112, 113, 115, 708, 714, 715, 717, 718, 
719, 720, 734, 736, 738, and 739 do not apply solely to the 
appropriations within this bill.
    Sections 114 and 729 propose to state a legislative 
position.
    Sections 306, 611, 615, 616, 624, 710, 712, 722, 723, 724, 
725, 730, 731, 732, and 741 waive existing law.
    Sections 305, 307, 308, 309, 310, 507, 508, and 735 amend 
existing law.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized By Law

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

                                             [Dollars in thousands]
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                                                                              Appropriation in
                                            Last year of       Authorized       last year of    Appropriation in
                                            authorization        amount         authorization       this bill
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                                       Title I--Department of the Treasury

Departmental Offices1,2,3,4.............               n/a               n/a               n/a           303,388
Dept-wide Systems & Capital Investments.               n/a               n/a               n/a             9,544
Office of the Inspector General.........               n/a               n/a               n/a            29,700
IG for Tax Administration...............               n/a               n/a               n/a           149,000
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network....              2005            35,500            10,416           102,760
Financial Management Service............               n/a               n/a               n/a           244,132
Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau....               n/a               n/a               n/a            99,500
Bureau of Public Debt...................               n/a               n/a               n/a           182,244
Community Development Financial                       1998            60,000            80,000           243,600
 Institutions Fund\5\...................
Internal Revenue Service:
    Taxpayer Services...................               n/a               n/a               n/a         2,273,830
    Enforcement\6\......................               n/a               n/a               n/a         5,504,000
    Operations Support..................               n/a               n/a               n/a         4,082,984
    Business Systems Modernization......               n/a               n/a               n/a           253,674
    Health Ins Tax Credit Administration              2003            20,000            70,000            15,512

                                   Title II--Executive Office of the President

Office of Management and Budget.........              2003           various            61,988            92,687
ONDCP: Nat'l Drug Court Institute.......               n/a               n/a               n/a             1,000
Fund for Program Integrity Innovation...               n/a               n/a               n/a            40,000

                                         Title IV--District of Columbia

Payment for Water & Sewer Authority.....               n/a               n/a               n/a            20,400
Payment for School Improvement\7\.......               n/a               n/a               n/a            74,400
Payment for Public Health Services......               n/a               n/a               n/a             4,000
Payment for Housing for the Homeless....               n/a               n/a               n/a            19,200
Payment for Consolidated Lab Facility...               n/a               n/a               n/a            15,000
Payment for Youth Services..............               n/a               n/a               n/a             5,000
Payment for the D.C. National Guard.....               n/a               n/a               n/a             2,375
Payment to the Office of the CFO........               n/a               n/a               n/a             1,700
Payment for Judicial Commissions........               n/a               n/a               n/a               500

                                          Title V--Independent Agencies

Election Assistance Commission:
    Salaries and expenses...............              2005            10,000            13,888            17,959
    Election reform programs............              2005           600,000             - - -           106,000
Federal Communications Commission.......              1991         such sums           115,794           338,875
Federal Election Commission.............              1981             9,400            51,742            65,100
Federal Trade Commission................              1998           111,000           106,500           259,200
General Services Administration:
    Federal Buildings Fund\8\...........             (\8\)             (\8\)             (\8\)         8,465,585
Office of Government Ethics.............              2007         such sums            11,115            14,415
Office of Special Counsel...............              2007         such sums            15,524            18,495
Merit Systems Protection Board..........              2007         such sums            38,666            42,918
Udall Foundation:
    Environmental Dispute Resolution....              2008             4,000             2,000             2,100
NCUA Revolving Loan Fund................              1998             2,000             - - -             1,000
Securities and Exchange Commission......              2003           776,000           716,350           928,000
Small Business Administration...........             (\9\)         such sums           568,988          847,987
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\1\Appropriations for International Affairs activities were permanently authorized in 31 U.S.C. sec 325(b)
  (1982).
\2\Appropriations for OFAC activities related to Cuba were permanently authorized in 22 U.S.C. sec 6609 (1992).
\3\Money Laundering and Financial Crimes Strategy were permanently authorized in 31 U.S.C. sec 5355 (2005).
\4\Treasury intelligence appropriations were last authorized in the FY 2005 Intelligence Authorization Act (P.L.
  108-487).
\5\The Capital Magnet Fund and the financial counseling grants pilot program were authorized in Public Law 110-
  289.
\6\The Earned Income Tax Credit compliance program was authorized in P.L. 105-33 (2002).
\7\The last year of authorization for the D.C. opportunity scholarship program was fiscal year 2008.
\8\Deposits into the Federal buildings fund are available for real property management and related activities in
  the amounts specified in annual appropriation laws, as provided by 40 USC 592 .
\9\The Small Business Administration has a temporary extension of authorization through July 31, 2009 (Public
  Law 110-10).

                           Transfers of Funds

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

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Under ``Departmental Offices, Salaries and Expenses'', 
language is included authorizing transfer of up to 4 percent 
between program activities under certain circumstances, and 
authorizing transfer of greater amounts subject to the approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations. In addition, language is 
included allowing that, of the $6,787,000 for the Treasury-wide 
Financial Statement Audit and Internal Control program, such 
amounts as necessary may be transferred to the Department's 
offices and bureaus.
    Under ``Department-Wide Systems and Capital Investments 
Programs'', language is included authorizing the transfer of 
amounts necessary to satisfy the requirements of the 
Department's offices, bureaus, and other organizations.
    Under ``Community Development Financial Institutions Fund 
Program Account'', language is included authorizing $80,000,000 
to be transferred to the Capital Magnet Fund.
    Under Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ``Enforcement'', 
language is included authorizing up to $10,000,000 to be 
transferred to ``Operations Support'' for the Interagency Crime 
and Drug Enforcement program.
    Section 101 authorizes the transfer of 5 percent of any 
appropriation made available to the IRS (or 3 percent of IRS, 
``Enforcement'') to any other IRS appropriation, subject to 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 106 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
Departmental Offices, Office of Inspector General, Financial 
Management Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Bureau of the 
Public Debt appropriations, subject to approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 107 authorizes transfers, up to 2 percent, between 
any appropriation made available to the IRS and the Treasury 
Inspector General for Tax Administration, subject to approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 110 authorizes the transfer of funds from 
``Financial Management Service, Salaries and Expenses'', to the 
Debt Collection Fund as necessary to cover the cost of debt 
collection.

              TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    Under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``High-Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas Program'', language is included allowing 
transfer of funds to other Federal departments or agencies.
    Under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``Other Federal Drug 
Control Programs'', language is included allowing transfer of 
funds to other Federal departments or agencies.
    Under ``Partnership Fund for Program Integrity 
Innovation'', language is included allowing transfer of funds 
to appropriate agencies to carry out pilot projects and conduct 
evaluations.
    Under Official Residence of the Vice President, ``Operating 
Expenses'', language is included allowing the transfer of funds 
to other Federal departments or agencies.
    Section 201 authorizes transfers of up to 10 percent among 
Executive Office of the President appropriations, with 15 days 
advance notice to the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 203 authorizes transfers of up to 2 percent among 
Office of National Drug Control Policy appropriations, with the 
advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    Under Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other 
Judicial Services, ``Court Security'', language is included 
authorizing transfer of funds to the United States Marshals 
Service for courthouse security.
    Section 302 authorizes the Judiciary to transfer up to 5 
percent of any appropriation with certain limitations.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Under Election Assistance Commission, ``Salaries and 
expenses'', language is included directing transfer of 
$3,500,000 to the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology for election reform activities.
    Under Merit Systems Protection Board, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', language is included authorizing transfer of 
certain amounts from the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund.
    Under Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in 
National Environmental Policy Foundation, ``Morris K. Udall 
Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmental Policy 
Trust Fund'', language is included authorizing transfer of up 
to 60 percent of funds to the Native Nations Institute for 
necessary expenses.
    Under Office of Personnel Management, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', language is included transferring amounts from 
certain trust funds for administrative expenses.
    Under Office of Personnel Management, ``Office of Inspector 
General'', language is included transferring amounts from 
certain trust funds for administrative expenses.
    Under Postal Regulatory Commission, ``Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included transferring amounts from the 
Postal Service Fund.
    Under Small Business Administration, ``Business Loans 
Program Account'' and ``Disaster Loans Program Account'', 
language is included transferring amounts to the Office of 
Inspector General and the Salaries and Expenses account.
    Under United States Postal Service, ``Office of Inspector 
General'', language is included authorizing transfer of amounts 
from the Postal Service Fund.
    Section 502 authorizes transfer of funds between activities 
of the Federal Buildings Fund with advance approval from the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 510 authorizes transfer of funds between 
appropriations of the Small Business Administration.

          TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Section 815 allows the District of Columbia to transfer 
local funds in certain instances.

                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII, the following 
statement is submitted regarding the rescissions recommended in 
the accompanying bill.
    In title I, Department of the Treasury, under the heading 
``Treasury Forfeiture Fund'', the Committee has included 
language to permanently rescind $50,000,000 and return it to 
the general fund. This is the only rescission included in the 
bill.

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

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

    SECTION 122 OF DEPARTMENTS OF COMMERCE, JUSTICE, AND STATE, THE 
        JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1998

                          (Public Law 105-119)

  Sec. 122. (a)  * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (g)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and subject 
to paragraph (2), the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized 
to establish, for a period of [11 years] 12 years from date of 
enactment of this provision, a personnel management 
demonstration project providing for the compensation and 
performance management of not more than a combined total of 950 
employees who fill critical scientific, technical, engineering, 
intelligence analyst, language translator, and medical 
positions in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                              ----------                              


          SECTION 203 OF THE JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990

                          (Public Law 101-650)

SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

  (a)  * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
          (1)  * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

Except with respect to the district of Kansas, the western 
district of Michigan, the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the 
district of Hawaii, and the northern district of Ohio, the 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in each of the 
judicial districts named in this subsection, occurring 10 years 
or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill 
the temporary judgeship created by this subsection, shall not 
be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the district of Kansas occurring [18 years] 19 years or more 
after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
temporary judgeship created for such district under this 
subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the western district of Michigan, 
occurring after December 1, 1995, shall not be filled. The 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in the eastern 
district of Pennsylvania, occurring 5 years or more after the 
confirmation date of the judge named to fill the temporary 
judgeship created for such district under this subsection, 
shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in the northern district of Ohio occurring [18 
years] 19 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office 
of the district judge in the district of Hawaii occurring 15 
years or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to 
fill the temporary judgeship created under this subsection 
shall not be filled. For districts named in this subsection for 
which multiple judgeships are created by this Act, the last of 
those judgeships filled shall be the judgeships created under 
this section.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                              ----------                              


  SECTION 101 OF THE FEDERAL AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT REAL 
                          PROPERTY ACT OF 2006

SEC. 101. EXCHANGE OF TITLE OVER RESERVATION 13 AND CERTAIN OTHER 
                    PROPERTIES.

  (a) Conveyance of Properties.--
          [(1) In general.--On the date on which the District 
        of Columbia conveys to the Administrator of General 
        Services all right, title, and interest of the District 
        of Columbia in the property described in subsection 
        (c), the Administrator shall convey to the District of 
        Columbia all right, title, and interest of the United 
        States in--
                  [(A) U.S. Reservation 13, subject to the 
                conditions described in subsection (b); and
                  [(B) Old Naval Hospital.]
          (1) In general.--
                  (A) U.S. reservation 13.--On the date on 
                which the District of Columbia conveys to the 
                Administrator of General Services all right, 
                title, and interest of the District of Columbia 
                in the property described in subsection (c), 
                the Administrator shall convey to the District 
                of Columbia all right, title, and interest of 
                the United States in U.S. Reservation 13, 
                subject to the conditions described in 
                subsection (b).
                  (B) Old naval hospital.--Not later than 60 
                days after the date of the enactment of the 
                Financial Services and General Government 
                Appropriations Act, 2010, the Administrator 
                shall convey to the District of Columbia all 
                right, title, and interest of the United States 
                in Old Naval Hospital.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


       Directed Spending by Congress and by the Executive Branch

    This bill contains $775 million in grant funding awarded 
solely at the discretion of the Administration, $705 million in 
funding requested by the President for specific projects, and 
$118 million requested by the Federal Judiciary for specific 
projects.
    In addition to placing a one-year moratorium on earmarks in 
appropriations bills enacted in 2007 so that new rules could be 
put in place, the Committee has subsequently taken 
unprecedented action to increase transparency and reduce 
funding for earmarks. This bill continues to further reduce 
earmarks in 2010, by 54 percent below 2009. In this bill since 
2006, total funding earmarked has been reduced by 15 percent. 
This year, earmarked funding will less than three-tenths-of-
one-percent of the cost of the bill.
    It should also be noted that under the policies adopted by 
the Committee the use of Member earmarks awarded to for-profit 
entities as a functional equivalent of no bid contracts is 
ended. In cases wthe Committee funds an earmark designated for 
a for-profit entity, the Committee includes legislative 
language requiring the Executive Branch to nonetheless issue a 
request for proposal that gives other entities an opportunity 
to apply and requires the agency to evaluate all bids received 
and make a decision based on merit. This gives the original 
designee an opportunity to be brought to the attention of the 
agency, but with the possibility that an alternative entity may 
be selected.


                          [dollars in millions]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 FY 2006
 enacted     FY 2008 enacted      FY 2009 enacted     FY 2010 this bill
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$168                     $122                 $142                  $33
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   DISCLOSURE OF EARMARKS AND CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS

    The following table is submitted in compliance with clause 
9 of rule XXI, and lists the congressional earmarks (as defined 
in paragraph (e) of clause 9) contained in the bill or in this 
report. Neither the bill nor the report contain any limited tax 
benefits or limited tariff benefits as defined in paragraphs 
(f) or (g) of clause 9 of rule XXI.

                                                                            FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
                                                                            [Presidentially Directed Spending Items]
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                                                                                                                                                                     Requester(s)
                 Agency                               Account                       Recipient                       Project                Amount    -------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                        Administration            House
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Executive Office of the President         ONDCP/Other Federal Drug        Office of National Drug        National Alliance for Model      $1,250,000  The President      Rogers (KY)
                                           Control Programs                Control Policy, Washington,    State Drug Laws
                                                                           DC
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Executive Office of the President         ONDCP/Other Federal Drug        Office of National Drug        National Drug Court Institute    $1,000,000  The President
                                           Control Programs                Control Policy, Washington,
                                                                           DC
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General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Calexico West Land Port of       $9,437,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Entry, California
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Columbia Plaza, District of    $100,000,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Columbia
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Denver Federal Center            $9,962,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Remediation, Colorado
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               East Wing Infrastructure        $35,000,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Systems Replacement,
                                                                           DC                             District of Columbia
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General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Eisenhower Executive Office     $15,000,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Building, District of
                                                                           DC                             Columbia
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Madawaska Land Port of Entry,   $50,127,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Maine
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Miami FBI Field Office         $190,675,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Consolidation, Florida
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               New Executive Office            $30,276,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Building, District of
                                                                           DC                             Columbia
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Southeast Federal Center        $15,000,000  The President
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Remediation, District of
                                                                           DC                             Columbia
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port    $91,565,000  The President      Reyes
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    of Entry, Texas
                                                                           DC
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General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services               White Oak FDA Consolidation,   $137,871,000  The President      Hoyer
                                                                           Administration, Washington,    Maryland
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
National Archives and Records             Repairs and Restoration         National Archives and Records  FDR Presidential Library, New   $17,500,000  The President      Hinchey; Murphy (NY)
 Administration (NARA)                                                     Administration, Washington,    York
                                                                           DC
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                                                                            FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
                                                                              [Judicially Directed Spending Items]
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                                                                                                                                                                      Requester(s)
                 Agency                               Account                        Recipient                       Project                Amount    ------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                         The Judiciary            House
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services                Greenbelt United States         $10,000,000  The Judiciary     Hoyer
                                                                           Administration, Washington,     Courthouse, Maryland
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services                Mobile United States            $96,000,000  The Judiciary     Bonner
                                                                           Administration, Washington,     Courthouse, Alabama
                                                                           DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services                San Antonio United States        $4,000,000  The Judiciary     Gonzalez; Smith (TX)
                                                                           Administration, Washington,     Courthouse, Texas
                                                                           DC
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General Services Administration (GSA)     Federal Buildings Fund          General Services                Savannah United States           $7,900,000  The Judiciary     Barrow
                                                                           Administration, Washington,     Courthouse, Georgia
                                                                           DC
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                                                                            FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
                                                                            [Congressionally Directed Spending Items]
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 Agency                                 Account                            Recipient                           Project                  Amount              Requester(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       Living Classrooms of the National   Education and job skills training      $100,000  Moran (VA)
                                           Officer                             Capital Region, Washington, DC      for disadvantaged young adults
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       National Building Museum,           Education programs and                 $150,000  Moran (VA); Norton
                                           Officer                             Washington, DC                      exhibitions
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       Safe Kids USA, Washington, DC       Safety services for families in        $125,000  Wasserman Schultz
                                           Officer                                                                 need
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       Samaritan Ministry of Greater       Next Step Program                      $100,000  Norton; Moran (VA)
                                           Officer                             Washington, Washington, DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       The Washington Center, Washington,  Construction and build out of          $125,000  Wasserman Schultz
                                           Officer                             DC                                  academic space
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       Washington Hospital Center,         Trauma center and other critical        $50,000  Norton
                                           Officer                             Washington, DC                      hospital upgrades
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington,  health care services                   $100,000  Wasserman Schultz; Norton
                                           Officer                             DC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
District of Columbia                      Office of the Chief Financial       Youth Power Center, Washington, DC  Tutoring and Mentoring Program         $100,000  Norton
                                           Officer                                                                 Expansion
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Services Administration (GSA)     Operating Expenses                  Oklahoma City National Memorial     Oklahoma City Memorial               $1,000,000  Cole; Fallin
                                                                               Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Agriculture & Land-based Training   Farmworker to Farmer Business          $110,000  Farr
                                                                               Association, Salinas, CA            Incubator
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Agudath Israel of America, New      Mentoring and training services        $150,000  Weiner
                                                                               York, NY
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Alabama Small Business Institute    for small business training            $100,000  Rogers (AL); Aderholt
                                                                               of Commerce, Rainbow City, AL
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Alabama Technology Network,         for the Alabama Center for             $350,000  Aderholt
                                                                               Birmingham, AL                      Advanced Woodworking Technology
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of      Dos Mundos small business              $200,000  Heinrich
                                                                               Commerce, Albuquerque, NM           assistance program
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Altoona-Blair County Development    for the I-99 Entrepreneurial           $100,000  Shuster
                                                                               Corporation, Altoona, PA            Institute
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               American Cities Foundation, Inc,    Reaching and Impacting Small           $225,000  Fattah
                                                                               Philadelphia, PA                    Entrepreneurs (Project RISE)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Arkansas State University--         Arkansas Commercial Driver             $200,000  Berry
                                                                               Newport, AR                         Training Institute
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Baltimore City Schools, Baltimore,  Career and Technology Pathways         $300,000  Ruppersberger; Cummings
                                                                               MD
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Barry University, Miami Shores, FL  for community and economic             $100,000  Ros-Lehtinen; Meek (FL);
                                                                                                                   development                                      Wasserman Schultz; Grayson;
                                                                                                                                                                    Hastings (FL); Diaz-Balart,
                                                                                                                                                                    Mario
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Benedictine University, Lisle, IL   for women's entrepreneurial            $250,000  Biggert
                                                                                                                   education and workforce
                                                                                                                   development
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Boise State University, ID          for a research and economic            $400,000  Simpson
                                                                                                                   development and entrepreneurial
                                                                                                                   initiative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Bronx Shepherds Restoration         business training programs              $75,000  Serrano
                                                                               Corporation, Bronx, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Brooklyn Hispanic Chamber of        Business incubator program              $60,000  Velazquez
                                                                               Commerce, Brooklyn, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Buffalo Niagara International       to support small businesses            $250,000  Lee (NY)
                                                                               Trade Foundation, Buffalo, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Bunker Hill Community College,      Workforce Development Initiative       $150,000  Capuano
                                                                               Boston, MA                          for Internationally Educated
                                                                                                                   Nurses
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               California State University,        Online access to business and          $150,000  Richardson
                                                                               Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA         other educational programs
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Center for Economic Growth,         Watervliet Innovation Center           $150,000  Tonko
                                                                               Albany, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Cen-Tex African American Chamber    Center for Business Excellence         $200,000  Edwards (TX)
                                                                               of Commerce, Waco, TX
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Central Brooklyn Housing            Business Incubation and                $150,000  Clarke
                                                                               Contractor Association, Brooklyn,   Development Program
                                                                               NY
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Central Oregon Community College,   for a technology education center      $100,000  Walden
                                                                               Bend, OR
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Chamber South, South Miami, FL      to encourage economic production       $100,000  Diaz-Balart, Lincoln
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.,        Buckeye Small Business Incubator       $200,000  Pastor (AZ)
                                                                               Phoenix, AZ
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Alcoa, TN                   for the Pellissippi Research           $100,000  Duncan
                                                                                                                   Centre
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Alma, GA                    for business and infrastructure        $500,000  Kingston
                                                                                                                   development
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Bardstown, KY               for downtown streetscape economic      $100,000  Guthrie
                                                                                                                   development
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Berkeley, CA                East Bay Green Jobs Project            $250,000  Lee (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of College Park, GA            Entrepreneurial Development            $150,000  Lewis (GA); Scott (GA)
                                                                                                                   Center
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Loma Linda and City of      for an infrastructure expansion        $900,000  Lewis (CA)
                                                                               Grand Terrace, CA                   project to promote small
                                                                                                                   business
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Montrose, CO                Montrose Higher Education and          $200,000  Salazar
                                                                                                                   Technology Park
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Myrtle Beach, SC            for the Myrtle Beach                   $100,000  Brown (SC)
                                                                                                                   International Trade and
                                                                                                                   Conference Center
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Palmdale, CA                for the South Valley WorkSource        $100,000  McKeon
                                                                                                                   Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of San Jose, CA                Silicon Valley Minority/Immigrant      $200,000  Honda
                                                                                                                   Business Support Initiative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               City of Valparaiso, IN              Entech Innovation Center Tech          $250,000  Visclosky
                                                                                                                   Park
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Cleary University, Howell, MI       for a multi-media center               $100,000  Rogers (MI); Dingell
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Clemson University, Clemson, SC     for the Advanced Materials             $100,000  Barrett (SC)
                                                                                                                   Innovation Center
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Commerce Lexington, Lexington, KY   Central Kentucky Small Business        $200,000  Chandler
                                                                                                                   Assistance Initiative
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Community Action Committee of the   to help small businesses identify      $100,000  Dent
                                                                               Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, PA        and implement energy efficiency
                                                                                                                   improvements
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Community Economic Development      Small Business Training Institute      $250,000  Larson (CT); DeLauro
                                                                               Fund, Meriden, CT                   and Individualized Small
                                                                                                                   Business Technical Assistance
                                                                                                                   Expansion
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Consortium for Worker Education,    Financial training and guidance        $150,000  Crowley
                                                                               New York, NY                        programs
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Consumer Credit Counseling Service  Financial Counseling for Economic       $35,000  Sestak
                                                                               of Delaware Valley, Philadelphia,   Security
                                                                               PA
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               County of Essex, Newark, NJ         Resource Center for Small              $205,000  Rothman (NJ); Sires;
                                                                                                                   Businesses                                       Pascrell; Payne
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               County of Passaic, Paterson, NJ     Economic Development Department        $125,000  Pascrell
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Cuban American National Council/NJ  Financial Education and Home            $70,000  Sires
                                                                               Regional Office, Union City, NJ     Ownership Program
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Delta Foundation, Greenville, MS    Mississippi Delta business growth      $150,000  Thompson (MS)
                                                                                                                   development program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Detroit Renaissance, Detroit, MI    Detroit Creative Corridor Center       $175,000  Kilpatrick (MI); Conyers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Downtown West Plains, Inc., West    for the Ozarks Small Business          $500,000  Emerson
                                                                               Plains, MO                          Incubator
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               East Los Angeles Community Union,   TELACU Neighborhood Stabilization      $500,000  Roybal-Allard; Baca; Waters
                                                                               Los Angeles, CA                     Corporation
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Economic Development Council of     Tallahassee Small Business             $450,000  Boyd
                                                                               Tallahassee/Leon County, Inc.,      Incubator
                                                                               Tallahassee, FL
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Economic Growth Connection of       Defense Procurement Assistance         $125,000  Murtha
                                                                               Westmoreland, Greensburg, PA        Program
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               El Pajaro Community Development     Commercial Kitchen Business             $90,000  Farr
                                                                               Corporation, Watsonville, CA        Incubator
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Fairplex Trade and Conference       Pomona Fairplex Trade and              $350,000  Dreier; Napolitano
                                                                               Center, Los Angeles, CA             Conference Center
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               First Community Development         Computer Lab Resource Center           $150,000  Waters
                                                                               Corporation (FCDC), Inglewood, CA
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Florida Department of Citrus,       Abscission chemical for improved       $100,000  Putnam
                                                                               Lakeland, FL                        citrus harvesting
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Florida Gulf Coast University,      for a small business software          $261,000  Young (FL)
                                                                               Fort Myers, FL                      development program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Florida Institute of Technology,    for Activity Based Total               $100,000  Posey
                                                                               Melbourne, FL                       Accountability
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Foothill Workforce Investment       Small Business Assistance Program      $150,000  Schiff
                                                                               Board, Pasadena, CA
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Fort Stockton Economic Development  Fort Stockton Small Business           $100,000  Rodriguez
                                                                               Corporation, Fort Stockton, TX      Development Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Girl Scouts of the USA, New York,   for a national program to improve      $101,000  Emerson; Maloney
                                                                               NY                                  financial literacy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Grambling State University, LA      for the Greater North Louisiana        $300,000  Alexander
                                                                                                                   Community Development
                                                                                                                   Corporation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Greater Des Moines Partnership, IA  for the Central Iowa Business          $185,000  Latham; Boswell
                                                                                                                   Innovation Zone
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Greater Syracuse Chamber of         Clean Tech Startup Camp                $200,000  Maffei
                                                                               Commerce, Syracuse, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Hispanic Business Education &       Hispanic Business Education and         $50,000  Lee (CA)
                                                                               Training, Inc.(HBET), Oakland, CA   Training Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of     Small business training,               $200,000  Grayson
                                                                               Metro Orlando, FL                   assistance and outreach
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Housing Options and Geriatric       Economic and community                  $75,000  Serrano
                                                                               Association Resources, Inc.,        development program for elderly
                                                                               Bronx, NY                           persons
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Hudson Valley Agribusiness          Hudson Valley Food Processing          $350,000  Hinchey; Hall (NY)
                                                                               Development Corporation, Hudson,    Incubator Facility
                                                                               NY
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Hunter College, New York, NY        for the Roosevelt House Institute       $75,000  Maloney
                                                                                                                   Public Policy Institute,
                                                                                                                   Financial Literacy Project
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               I-70 Northwest Development          North St. Louis Community Food         $100,000  Clay
                                                                               Corporation, St Louis, MO           and Health Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Idaho TechConnect Inc., Nampa, ID   Proof of Concept Center                $285,000  Simpson
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Illinois Institute of Technology,   for business assistance programs       $100,000  Rush
                                                                               Chicago, IL
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Illinois Science and Technology     Illinois Nanotechnology                $150,000  Lipinski
                                                                               Coalition, Chicago, IL              Collaborative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Illinois State University, Normal,  for an export project                  $100,000  Johnson (IL)
                                                                               IL
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Illinois Valley Community College,  Technology and Workforce               $200,000  Halvorson
                                                                               Oglesby, IL                         Development Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Indianhead Community Action         Solar Business Revolving Loan          $450,000  Obey
                                                                               Agency, Ladysmith, WI               Fund
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Iowa Valley Community College       for an education and training          $500,000  Latham
                                                                               District, Marshalltown, IA          center
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Laredo Community College, Laredo,   Small Business Center                  $150,000  Cuellar
                                                                               TX
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Liberty University, VA, Lynchburg,  Central Virginia WiMAX broadband       $200,000  Perriello
                                                                               VA                                  internet service for education
                                                                                                                   and economic development--
                                                                                                                   Feasibility Study
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Lock Haven University Small         Tax Compliance Resource Program         $50,000  Thompson (PA)
                                                                               Business Development Center, Lock
                                                                               Haven, PA
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Long Beach Community College        for business training for Watts-        $50,000  Sanchez, Linda
                                                                               District, Long Beach, CA            Willowbrook
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Los Angeles City College            East Hollywood Entrepreneurial         $150,000  Becerra
                                                                               Foundation, CA                      Training and Small Business
                                                                                                                   Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Macomb County, MI                   for a business accelerator             $100,000  Miller (MI); Levin
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Manhattan Chamber of Commerce       Small business training and             $75,000  Maloney
                                                                               Foundation, New York, NY            assistance related to
                                                                                                                   international opportunities
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Maryland Technology Development     Rural Business Innovation              $200,000  Kratovil
                                                                               Corporation (TEDCO), Columbia, MD   Initiative--Eastern Shore
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Maverick County Development         Maverick County Small Business         $100,000  Rodriguez
                                                                               Corporation, Eagle Pass, TX         Development Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               MDC Inc., Chapel Hill, NC           for services related to small          $225,000  Fattah
                                                                                                                   business entrepreneurship
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Metropolitan Council on Jewish      Employment and training programs       $150,000  Nadler (NY)
                                                                               Poverty, New York, NY
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Miami Dade College, FL              Institute for Intermodal               $300,000  Diaz-Balart, Mario; Wasserman
                                                                                                                   Transportation                                   Schultz; Meek (FL); Ros-
                                                                                                                                                                    Lehtinen; Diaz-Balart,
                                                                                                                                                                    Lincoln
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce,     Technical Assistance and Economic      $150,000  Meek (FL)
                                                                               Miami, FL                           Development Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Montana State University--Bozeman,  HTAP: High-Technology Assistance       $133,000  Rehberg
                                                                               MT                                  Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Montana World Trade Center,         Montana Growth Through Trade           $134,000  Rehberg
                                                                               Missoula, MT
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Montgomery County, MD, Rockville,   Green Business Incubator               $150,000  Van Hollen; Edwards (MD)
                                                                               MD
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Mount Hope Housing Company, Inc.,   training program                        $75,000  Serrano
                                                                               Bronx, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce,   Mount Vernon Small Business            $150,000  Engel
                                                                               Mount Vernon, NY                    Incubator
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               National Association of             Small Business Development and         $200,000  Arcuri; McIntyre
                                                                               Development Organizations,          Entrepreneurial Enhancement
                                                                               Washington, DC                      Initiative
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               National Latino Education           Vocational Training Initiative         $150,000  Gutierrez
                                                                               Institute, Chicago, IL
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               National Urban League, New York,    Restore Our Homes-Homeownership        $100,000  Jackson (IL)
                                                                               NY                                  Center in Chicago
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Neighborhood Development Center,    University Avenue Business             $200,000  McCollum
                                                                               Saint Paul, MN                      Preparation Collaborative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               New Agrarian Center, Oberlin, OH    Urban Agriculture Business             $125,000  Kaptur
                                                                                                                   Development
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               New Orleans Redevelopment           to encourage commercial                $250,000  Cao
                                                                               Authority, LA                       investments
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               New York City College of            Brooklyn Small Business                $115,000  Towns
                                                                               Technology, Brooklyn, NY            Development Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               New York College of Environmental   for the New York Forest Community      $100,000  McHugh
                                                                               Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY    Economic Assistance Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               New York Industrial Retention       Technical assistance and                $60,000  Velazquez
                                                                               Network, NY                         financing for manufacturers for
                                                                                                                   energy conservation projects
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Newport Chamber of Commerce,        Industrial Park of Tiverton             $80,000  Kennedy
                                                                               Middletown, RI
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               North Carolina Biotechnology        Entrepreneurship and Research &        $130,000  Price (NC);
                                                                               Center, Research Triangle Park,     Development Training Initiative
                                                                               NC
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               North Carolina Rural Economic       Rural Business Finance Program         $120,000  Price (NC); Miller (NC);
                                                                               Development Center, Raleigh, NC                                                      McIntyre; Shuler;
                                                                                                                                                                    Butterfield; Etheridge
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Northeast Alabama Community         for industrial systems technology      $335,000  Aderholt
                                                                               College, Rainsville, AL             and machining training
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Northeast Entrepreneur Fund,        Greenstone Group                       $200,000  Oberstar
                                                                               Virginia, MN
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Northeast Ohio Technology           for Tech Leaders II: Job Creation      $250,000  LaTourette; Sutton; Ryan (OH)
                                                                               Coalition, Cleveland, OH            through Industry Cluster
                                                                                                                   Development
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Northern Arizona Center for         Arizona Clean Energy Accelerator       $200,000  Kirkpatrick (AZ)
                                                                               Emerging Technologies, Flagstaff,
                                                                               AZ
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Northern Dauphin Revitalization     Job creation initiative                $100,000  Holden
                                                                               Project, Inc., Elizabethville, PA
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Northside Economic Opportunity      North Minneapolis Small Business       $150,000  Ellison
                                                                               Network (NEON), Minneapolis, MN     Capacity Building Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               NYS Small Business Development      Training for displaced workers to      $125,000  Lowey
                                                                               Center at Rockland County           start or expand small business
                                                                               Community College, Suffern, NY
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Oakland African American Chamber    Economic Vitality of Minority           $50,000  Lee (CA)
                                                                               of Commerce Foundation, Oakland,    Businesses in Oakland
                                                                               CA
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Oakland Chinatown Chamber of        Economic Vitality of Asian              $50,000  Lee (CA)
                                                                               Commerce, Oakland, CA               Minority Business Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Operation Get Ahead, Hempstead, NY  Job readiness and employment           $150,000  McCarthy (NY)
                                                                                                                   programs
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Operation New Hope, Inc.,           for a prison re-entry job              $790,000  Crenshaw
                                                                               Jacksonville, FL                    training program that works with
                                                                                                                   small business owners
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Our Lady of the Lake University,    Hispanic Leadership and                $100,000  Gonzalez
                                                                               San Antonio, TX                     Entrepreneurship Training
                                                                                                                   Institute
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Pace University Lienhard School of  nursing workforce education and        $125,000  Lowey
                                                                               Nursing, White Plains, NY           training initiative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Pasadena City College, Pasadena,    Small Business and Entrepreneur        $150,000  Schiff
                                                                               CA                                  Assistance Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Philadelphia Development            Southeastern Pennsylvania Micro         $65,000  Sestak
                                                                               Partnership, Philadelphia, PA       Business Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Pinellas County Board of County     for the Business Assistance            $262,000  Young (FL); Castor
                                                                               Commissioners, Clearwater, FL       Partnership Network
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Port of Bremerton, Port Orchard,    Sustainable Energy and Economic        $250,000  Dicks
                                                                               WA                                  Development Incubator
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY       Green Community Career & Business       $85,000  Towns
                                                                                                                   Training Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Prince George's County, Upper       Small Business Initiative              $150,000  Hoyer; Van Hollen; Edwards
                                                                               Marlboro, MD                                                                         (MD)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Progreso Latino, Central Falls, RI  Small business capacity building       $120,000  Kennedy
                                                                                                                   assistance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Project Ezrah Needs, Inc.,          Employment and financial               $100,000  Rothman (NJ)
                                                                               Englewood, NJ                       counseling and assistance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               River District Association,         to develop and recruit small           $100,000  Manzullo
                                                                               Rockford, IL                        businesses
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               SEKTDA, Somerset, KY                for economic and small business        $685,000  Rogers (KY)
                                                                                                                   development in Southern and
                                                                                                                   Eastern Kentucky
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Southwest Brooklyn Industrial       Plan Ahead Brooklyn                     $80,000  Velazquez
                                                                               Development Corporation,
                                                                               Brooklyn, NY
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Southwest Georgia United            Capitalization and overhead of         $100,000  Bishop (GA)
                                                                               Empowerment Zone, Inc., Vienna,     Community Development Financial
                                                                               GA                                  Institution
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Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Southwestern Adventist University,  Entrepreneurship Resources Center      $200,000  Edwards (TX)
                                                                               Keene, TX
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Suffolk County Community College,   Green Technology Workforce             $200,000  Israel
                                                                               Brentwood, NY                       Initiative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY         Small business incubator               $150,000  Higgins
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               TechRanch at Montana State          Technology Based Economic              $133,000  Rehberg
                                                                               University, Bozeman, MT             Development Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Texas State University System, San  Center for Entrepreneurial Action      $150,000  Doggett
                                                                               Marcos, TX
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               The Bi-National Sustainability      Partnership for Innovation and         $150,000  Reyes
                                                                               Laboratory (BNSL), El Paso, TX      Security
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               The Bodega Association of the       education, training and other          $200,000  Rangel
                                                                               United States, Inc, New York, NY    small business assistance
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               The Citizens Advice Bureau, Bronx,  for economic and community             $100,000  Serrano
                                                                               NY                                  development programs for
                                                                                                                   homeless adults
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               The Export Consortium, Columbia,    The I-95 Corridor Project              $150,000  Clyburn
                                                                               SC
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               The Pittsburgh Life Sciences        Tech Belt Life Sciences                $100,000  Doyle; Altmire
                                                                               Greenhouse, Pittsburgh, PA          Greenhouse
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               The Progress Fund, Greensburg, PA   Technical Assistance for Small         $125,000  Murtha
                                                                                                                   Businesses
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Thomas More College, Crestview      for training programs in health        $100,000  Davis (KY)
                                                                               Hills, KY                           care management
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Thorpe Family Residence, Inc.       Economic and community                  $75,000  Serrano
                                                                               (TFR), Bronx, NY                    development residential services
                                                                                                                   programs and capital costs
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Township of Woodbridge, NJ          for the Pennval Road Green             $250,000  Lance
                                                                                                                   Technology Incubator
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               UMASS Dartmouth, Fall River, MA     Advanced Technical &                   $325,000  Frank (MA); McGovern
                                                                                                                   Manufacturing Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               United Way for Southeastern         Ex-Offender Entrepreneurship           $250,000  Conyers; Dingell
                                                                               Michigan, Detroit, MI               Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,  for the Preparing the Workforce        $100,000  Bachus
                                                                               AL                                  of the Future project
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Arkansas,             for a research and technology          $100,000  Boozman
                                                                               Fayetteville, AR                    park
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Connecticut, Storrs,  Farmington Technology Incubation       $150,000  DeLauro; Murphy (CT);
                                                                               CT                                  Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Delaware, Newark, DE  for the Delaware Small Business        $100,000  Castle
                                                                                                                   and Technology Development
                                                                                                                   Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Georgia, Public       for an applied research                $100,000  Bishop (GA)
                                                                               Service and Outreach, Athens, GA    demonstration project to bolster
                                                                                                                   workforce development
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Guam, Mangilao, GU    Center for Regional Economic           $150,000  Bordallo
                                                                                                                   Development
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Memphis,TN            for an entrepreneurial training        $685,000  Wamp; Cohen
                                                                                                                   program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Missouri System,      for the Extension Community            $249,000  Emerson
                                                                               Columbia, MO                        Economic and Entrepreneurial
                                                                                                                   program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Nebraska at Omaha,    Nebraska's Micro-Enterprise            $250,000  Terry
                                                                               NE                                  Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of South Carolina,       Innovista Center for                   $100,000  Clyburn
                                                                               Columbia, SC                        Entrepreneurial Development
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Texas at              Global Marketing and Logistics         $150,000  Ortiz
                                                                               Brownsville, TX                     Certification Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Toledo, OH            Renewable Energy Business               $75,000  Kaptur
                                                                                                                   Incubator communication
                                                                                                                   infrastructure
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of West Florida,         for the Turnaround Business            $262,000  Young (FL); Miller (FL)
                                                                               Pensacola, FL                       Assistance Program
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of West Georgia,         for a small business incubator         $100,000  Gingrey (GA)
                                                                               Carrollton, GA
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               University of Wisconsin,            Small Business Development Center      $100,000  Baldwin
                                                                               Whitewater, WI
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Urban League of Philadelphia,PA     Urban League Entrepreneurship          $100,000  Brady (PA)
                                                                                                                   Center
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Vermont Community Colleges,         Career Readiness and Supervision       $150,000  Welch
                                                                               Waterbury, VT                       Certification
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Village of Olympia Fields, Olympia  South Suburban Coalition Economic      $100,000  Jackson (IL)
                                                                               Fields, IL                          Development Demonstration
                                                                                                                   Project
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Wayne State University, Detroit,    Law School Small Business Clinic       $100,000  Kilpatrick (MI); Peters
                                                                               MI
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               West Chester University of          Entrepreneurial Leadership Center      $150,000  Gerlach; Sestak
                                                                               Pennsylvania
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               West Jefferson Medical Center,      Workforce Training and                 $100,000  Scalise
                                                                               Marrero, LA                         Development Initiative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Western Massachusetts Enterprise    Financial and Technical                $250,000  Olver
                                                                               Fund, Holyoke, MA                   Assistance for Development
                                                                                                                   Enterprises
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Western Nevada Development          to promote small business              $250,000  Heller
                                                                               District, Carson City, NV           development efforts
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Western Reserve Port Authority,     Western Reserve Economic               $200,000  Ryan (OH)
                                                                               Vienna, OH                          Development Initiative
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Western Reserve Resource            for a green job and watershed          $150,000  LaTourette
                                                                               Conservation and Development        management training program
                                                                               Council, Painesville, OH
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Women At Work, Pasadena, CA         Career Technology Training for         $150,000  Schiff
                                                                                                                   Low-Income Women
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               Women's Business Development        for services to small businesses       $200,000  DeLauro; Murphy (CT); Himes
                                                                               Center (WBDC), Stamford, CT         and entrepreneurs
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Small Business Administration (SBA)       Salaries and Expenses               YMCA of Long Island, Inc.,          Diversity Training Program at the      $100,000  Bishop (NY)
                                                                               Holtsville, NY                      Brookhaven-Roe YMCA
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                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
following table compares the levels of new budget authority and 
outlays provided in the bill with the appropriate allocations 
made under section 302(b) of the Budget Act.

                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   302b Allocation              This Bill
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Budget                    Budget
                                                               Authority     Outlays     Authority     Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...............................................       23,550       25,200       24,150    \1\25,653
Mandatory...................................................       20,702       20,699       20,702      20,699
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from prior year budget authority
Note.--The amounts in this bill are technically in excess of the subcommittee section 302(b) allocation.
  However, section 422(a)(2) of the congressional budget resolution for fiscal year 2010 authorizes an increase
  to the Committee's section 302(a) allocation to reflect funding in the reported bill for Internal Revenue
  Service tax compliance. After the bill is reported to the House, the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget
  will provide an increased section 302(a) allocation consistent with the funding provided in the bill. That new
  allocation will eliminate the technical difference prior to Floor consideration.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
following table contains five-year projections associated with 
the budget authority provided in the accompanying bill, as 
provided to the Committee by the Congressional Budget Office.


                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2010.................................................          \1\39,563
2011.................................................              3,579
2012.................................................                675
2013.................................................                292
2014 and future years................................                256
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Excludes outlays from prior year budget authority

          Financial Assistance to State and Local Governments

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Congressional Budget Office has provided the following 
estimates of new budget authority and outlays provided by the 
accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and local 
governments.


                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Budget Authority       Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Financial assistance to State and                 766             \1\548
 Local governments for 2010.......
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Excludes outlays from prior year budget authority

      COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
Department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with amounts enacted for fiscal year 2009 and budget 
estimates presented for fiscal year 2010.



 MINORITY VIEWS OF THE HONORABLE JERRY LEWIS AND THE HONORABLE JO ANN 
                                EMERSON

    The Subcommittee has jurisdiction over a diverse group of 
agencies which perform activities such as regulating the 
financial and telecommunications industries; collecting taxes 
and providing taxpayer assistance; supporting the operations of 
the White House, the Federal Judiciary, and the District of 
Columbia; managing Federal buildings; and overseeing the 
Federal workforce. With the 302(b) allocation provided to 
Chairman Serrano, he has done an outstanding job in 
distributing funds to the various agencies in the bill.

                         FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY

    However, the $24.15 billion allocation provided to the 
Subcommittee is much too large. It is a 7 percent or $1.6 
billion increase above the current year, excluding stimulus 
funding. This is a very generous allocation which allows most 
agencies in the bill to be funded at or above the rate of 
inflation. We believe the resource requirements of the agencies 
funded in this bill can be met with a smaller allocation, 
especially given the Federal government's financial situation.
    Recently, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke stated ``unless 
we demonstrate a strong commitment to fiscal sustainability in 
the longer term, we will have neither financial stability nor 
healthy economic growth.'' In a June report on the Long-Term 
Budget Outlook, the Congressional Budget Office stated that 
``Under current law, the federal budget is on an unsustainable 
path--meaning that federal debt will continue to grow much 
faster than the economy over the long run.'' The 
Administration's own budget documents state that the Federal 
debt held by the public will be 68.5 percent of Gross Domestic 
Product by 2014. This is the highest percentage of Federal debt 
to GDP since 1950.
    Providing a 7 percent increase in funding for a bill that 
primarily funds general government agency operating accounts, 
not programs or grants, does not represent a commitment to 
fiscal sustainability. Growing the Federal bureaucracy will not 
stimulate the economy. However, it will increase Federal 
borrowing--increasing interest rates, slowing our recovery, and 
increasing the financial burden placed on our children and 
grandchildren.

                      TERMINATIONS AND REDUCTIONS

    Materials posted to the Committee website by the Majority 
suggest that the bill saves $599 million from the fiscal year 
2009 enacted bill and $425 million from the fiscal year 2010 
budget request through program terminations and reductions. 
However, it must be pointed out that these are not true 
savings. The bill provides a $1.6 billion increase over fiscal 
year 2009 level, excluding supplemental appropriations. It is 
true that funding for a few programs, such as Presidential 
transition costs, have been terminated and some programs are 
not funded at the full fiscal year 2010 request. However, 
cutting one program in order to provide an increase for other 
programs above resource requirements identified by the Obama 
Administration does not generate net budget savings.

                     ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION

    One area of the bill that has received an excessive level 
of funding is the Help America Vote requirements payments. The 
Administration proposed to cut this program to $50 million 
because the States are not spending the funds that have been 
provided in past years. However, the bill continues funding for 
the program at the current year level of $100 million. The 
Election Assistance Program is waiting for the States to claim 
the 2008 and 2009 grant funds. Of the $115 million provided in 
fiscal year 2008, only $25 million has been claimed by the 
States. Of the fiscal year 2009 funds--$100 million--only $3 
million has been paid to TWO states. Unfortunately, a 
Republican amendment to reduce funding for this program failed 
on a partisan vote in Committee. We will never achieve fiscal 
sustainability if we continue funding programs above their true 
resource requirements.

                    GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

    Regarding General Services Administration (GSA), we 
appreciate that language is included directing a review of the 
GSA supply schedule. The Department of Homeland Security has 
identified $42 million of savings over 5 years by no longer 
using GSA to purchase office supplies. We want to try to 
improve the GSA supply procurement process so that this savings 
can be replicated throughout government.
    We are also supportive of the GSA construction and 
alteration projects funded in the bill. We don't usually have 
positive things to say about GSA construction and alterations 
accounts, but the Subcommittee Chairman has done an outstanding 
job in crafting a bill that funds justifiable projects. The 
bill has eliminated construction funding requested for 
courthouses that were not a priority of the United States 
Judicial Conference and has reduced the excessive request for 
alterations of the Executive Office of the President campus.

                 OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY

    We continue to be concerned with drug trafficking and abuse 
throughout the country, especially given the increased violence 
associated with feuding Mexican drug cartels and the increased 
availability of methamphetamine. We support the $8 million 
increase to the Drug Free Communities program and the $14 
million increase for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas 
program. We appreciate that the bill provides increases for 
these proven programs while reducing funding for the media 
campaign which has produced limited results at best.

                        OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS

    Unfortunately, the Obama Administration's request and this 
bill include language to slowly phase out the District of 
Columbia (DC) Opportunity Scholarship Program (OSP) and reduce 
academic choice for low-income DC residents. Specifically, the 
bill only allows students currently participating in the 
program to continue to receive a scholarship. How does a parent 
explain how one child is able to go to the school of their 
choice while their other children must go to a failing public 
school, especially when we know the DC public schools are still 
struggling to reform?
    In May, Chancellor Rhee stated ``The reality in Washington, 
D.C., is that we continue to fail the majority of kids who are 
put in our care everyday.'' According to the Washington Post, 
90 of the 123 public schools in the District are under some 
form of Federal notice to improve under the No Child Left 
Behind Law and less than 50 percent of DC high school students 
graduate in 4 years. More than 7,400 DC residents signed a 
petition asking for the Opportunity Scholarship program to be 
reauthorized. At the Financial Services and General Government 
Subcommittee hearing on DC, the Mayor and the Council Chairman 
both stated they would consider adding siblings to the program.
    Unfortunately, despite the facts that DC public schools are 
underperforming and DC residents support the program, 
Republican amendments in Committee to expand the number of low-
income students eligible to participate in the program were 
defeated.

                      DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RIDERS

    Another area of the bill that deeply concerns us is 
controversial changes to long-standing general provisions 
regarding the District of Columbia. We strongly oppose these 
changes. We do not believe increasing the availability of 
abortions or medical marijuana will improve the District of 
Columbia.

                             REGULAR ORDER

    While we have been pleased to have a wonderful working 
relationship this year with Chairman Serrano, we are 
disappointed that the bipartisanship at the Subcommittee level 
is not continuing through the rest of the appropriations 
process.
    We recognize that operating under an open rule during floor 
consideration of appropriations bills is grueling, long, and 
hard work. But that is democracy. That is regular order. And, 
we urge our colleagues to support a return to a process where 
every Member has an opportunity to have their voice heard.
    This year the Financial Services and General Government 
appropriations bill is very controversial. Not only does the 
proposed bill spend more than $24 billion but it proposes to 
change long-standing policies on issues such as abortion and 
medical marijuana. It is the responsibility of this Committee 
and this Congress to allow each Member of the House of 
Representatives to improve or alter the bill in a way that 
allows them to explain their vote at home. We urge our 
colleagues in the Majority to return to regular order during 
floor consideration.
                                   Jerry Lewis.
                                   Jo Ann Emerson.