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111th Congress }                                             {   Report
  1st Session  }         HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES            {  111-218

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 DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND 
               RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2010 

                                _______
                                

  July 22, 2009.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 3288]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2010.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page Number

                                                            Bill Report
Major Themes and Initiatives...............................
                                                                      2
Title I----Department of Transportation....................     2
                                                                     12
Title II----Department of Housing and Urban Development....    72
                                                                    140
Title III--Related Agencies:
        Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
            Compliance Board...............................   145
                                                                    191
        Federal Maritime Commission........................   146
                                                                    192
        National Infrastructure Bank.......................
                                                                    192
        National Transportation Safety Board...............   146
                                                                    193
        Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation..............   147
                                                                    195
        United States Interagency Council on Homelessness..   152
                                                                    196
Title IV--General Provisions...............................   152
                                                                    197

                      Major Themes and Initiatives


           Sustainable Transportation and Housing Initiatives

    The Committee is extremely concerned about the negative 
impact of transportation and housing on the environment. 
Roughly fifty percent of energy consumption and ensuing 
greenhouse gas emissions is attributable to the transportation 
and residential housing sectors. In the absence of policy 
intervention, rising greenhouse gas emissions are estimated by 
the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to cause a 
2-4 degree Celsius increase in earth's average temperature by 
2100, with more extreme increases in higher latitudes. Beyond 
general warming, climate change is expected to cause major 
shifts in precipitation patterns, displace large populations 
vulnerable to rising sea level, increase water shortages, and 
impact agricultural crop yields, among a host of other 
problems.
    In addition to its effects on climate, increased fossil 
fuel usage is linked to reliance on unstable foreign political 
regimes, air quality and human health issues, and rising 
utility and fuel costs for the American citizen. Moreover, 
heavy dependence on rapidly depleting energy sources is 
unsustainable for current and future generations. Given the 
large influence transportation and housing has on energy 
consumption, the Committee is committed to funding initiatives 
that support sustainability.
    The Committee is also dedicated to integrating both 
environmental and social priorities into community development 
for overall sustainable, livable communities. On average 
Americans spend fifty-two percent of their income on housing 
and transportation. The average American family spends roughly 
eighteen percent of its annual income on transportation alone, 
while lower income families spend as much as thirty-three 
percent. By encouraging transit-oriented development, families 
will have greater access to affordable public transportation 
and simultaneously decrease their environmental footprint, and 
urban areas can be revitalized. To further enhance transit-
oriented benefits, green, affordable, mixed-income housing 
should be developed to make cities and towns more vibrant, 
energy-efficient, and sustainable while preserving the land 
around them. The Committee recommendation has included the 
following initiatives in an effort to advance the goals of 
building more sustainable communities and reducing the impact 
of transportation and housing on the environment:
    --Efficient airport approaches--Provides $32,300,000 to 
develop additional aviation route procedures with the goal of 
reducing carbon emissions caused by aircraft.
    --Alternative aviation fuel--Provides nearly $48,000,000 
for overall aviation environmental research, including an 
increase of $13,000,000 to accelerate the development of viable 
alternative fuels.
    --Green design and construction standards for airports--
Directs the Federal Aviation Administration to work with 
airports and research institutions to develop green design and 
construction standards for airport facilities and airfields.
    --Clean fuel buses--Provides $61,500,000, an increase of 
$10,000,000 above fiscal year 2009, for clean fuel buses.
    --Green transit facilities and vehicles--Designates at 
least $182,000,000 for projects that meet the criteria 
developed under the transit investment in greenhouse gas and 
energy reduction (TIGGER) grants.
    --Sustainability standards--Requires the Federal Transit 
Administration to incorporate green building and livable 
community principles into future legislative proposals.
    --Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards--Provides 
$8,900,000 for the National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration to continue implementing the requirements of the 
Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 by issuing a CAFE 
rule impacting model years 2012-2016 vehicles and a rule 
requiring manufacturers to label additional fuel economy 
information on new vehicles.
    --Hydrogen fuel cell and alternative fuel vehicles--
Provides $1,000,000, a 667 percent increase above fiscal year 
2009, for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to 
develop test procedures to assess the safety of hydrogen, fuel 
cell, and other alternative fuel vehicles.
    --Amtrak--Provides up to $1,500,000,000 for Amtrak. Amtrak 
uses 17 percent less energy per passenger mile than airplanes 
and 21.4 percent less than automobiles. Rail also emits 
significantly less CO2 per passenger miles than 
airplanes.
    --High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail--Provides up to 
$4,000,000,000 for passenger rail grants to support a more 
energy efficient and environmentally friendly transportation 
option.
    --Reducing maritime transportation environmental impacts--
Provides $3,875,000 for initiatives to advance energy 
efficiency and reduce air emissions from ships and ports and to 
research and develop effective means of ballast water treatment 
systems.
    --Sustainable Communities Initiative--Provides $150,000,000 
for a new initiative between HUD and DOT to catalyze regional 
planning efforts to better coordinate housing, transportation 
and energy policies.
    --Brownfields Redevelopment--Provides $25,000,000 to 
revitalize vacant, formerly contaminated brownfield sites into 
productive use.
    --Energy Innovation Fund--Provides $50,000,000 to expand 
the use of energy efficient mortgages and increase the 
penetration of energy efficient technologies and practices in 
single- and multi-family housing units.

      Addressing Transportation and Housing Needs of Rural America

    Rural transportation needs are often overshadowed by the 
transportation and mobility challenges in metropolitan areas, 
yet rural areas face their own unique transportation and 
mobility challenges. According to the Census Bureau, 21 percent 
of the U.S. population, almost 60 million people, live in the 
97 percent of land areas categorized as rural. Between 2000 and 
2007, more than 60 percent of these rural communities lost 
population. At the same time, certain demographics, seniors and 
veterans in particular, disproportionately live in rural areas 
and require specialized transportation and/or housing 
assistance. Just like in metropolitan areas, many of these 
populations rely on public transportation in order to access 
jobs or basic health care services. These transit services are 
expected to become increasingly important as discussions on 
health care reform often include increased reliance on 
outpatient medicine which must be supported by strong 
transportation opportunities.
    Even more often overlooked but equally important within 
rural areas are public housing needs. Unfortunately, rural 
areas have historically received a disproportionately smaller 
share of public housing resources. This is especially poignant 
within Native American communities where the 2000 Census data 
found that more than 1 in 4 households experience severe 
housing needs and lack basic plumbing or kitchen facilities.
    Moving forward, the Committee is committed to addressing 
the increasing challenge of providing adequate transportation 
and housing opportunities for rural communities. To that end, 
the Committee puts forth the following initiatives:
    --Essential Air Service--Provides $175,000,000 to help 
ensure rural communities have access to air service.
    --Grants to Small Airports--Provides $1,180,030,413 for 
critical safety, capacity and maintenance improvements at small 
airports that predominately serve rural areas.
    --Rural Highway Formula Funds--Provides approximately 
$600,000,000 for highway projects in areas with a population of 
less than 5,000.
    --High Risk Rural Roads--Provides $90,000,000 for the 
construction of and operational improvements to high risk rural 
roads.
    --Rural Transit Formula Grants--Provides $607,025,922, an 
increase of nearly $69,000,000, to support public 
transportation in areas fewer than 50,000 people. In many rural 
communities, public transit options are essential for getting 
residents to the store, medical appointments, and work.
    --Amtrak--Provides $1,500,000,000 for Amtrak capital, 
operating grants and the Office of the Inspector General to 
provide a national passenger railroad, which provides 
transportation options between rural and metropolitan 
communities.
    --Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Program--Provides 
$40,000,000 to rehabilitate or relocate freight or passenger 
rail lines. In particular, this program can move tracks that 
run through the middle of small towns and upgrade tracks to 
improve freight rail commerce.
    --Native American Housing Block Grants--Provides 
$750,000,000 to address affordable housing needs on 
reservations. Improved housing opportunities can provide a 
stable base to improve local economies and reduce the 
staggering unemployment rates in these communities.
    --Rural Innovation Fund--Provides $25,000,000 to develop 
new innovative approaches for solving rural public housing 
needs.

              Housing and Mobility for Special Populations

    Livable communities with ample access to affordable 
transportation and housing are essential elements of long-term 
health, wellness and quality of life for older adults and 
people with disabilities. The Committee recognizes that 
investments are needed now to accommodate a rapidly aging 
population. Mobility management is needed to assure that the 
transportation and mobility needs of people with disabilities 
and older adults are met, and to fully integrate these special 
populations into their livable communities. This effort must 
include ensuring proper access to current infrastructure, 
building accessible design elements into livable communities 
planning, and providing training to the affected populations.
    In addition to mobility needs, housing initiatives for the 
elderly and disabled have been severely underfunded in recent 
years. As the population ages, adequate and affordable housing 
for this growing sector will be an increasing concern. The 
Committee strongly believes that an investment in public 
housing needs to be made now to accommodate these special 
populations. To that end, the Committee puts forth the 
following initiatives:
    --Public transportation for the elderly and individuals 
with disabilities--Provides over $140,000,000, an increase of 
$7,000,000, in formula funds to address the transit needs of 
the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
    --Mobility management--Encourages continued research and 
support for programs such as Project Action and the National 
Center on Senior Transportation to demonstrate innovative 
mobility solutions for special populations.
    --New Freedom program--Provides $92,500,000 to expand 
transit options for people with disabilities.
    --Over-the-Road bus accessibility--Provides $10,800,000 for 
grants to improve accessibility on buses and motor coaches.
    --Expediting design standards to improve accessibility--
Provides $200,000 for expedited rulemaking and issuance of 
guidelines for access to public transportation, housing, and 
infrastructure
    --Housing for the elderly--Provides $1,000,000,000 for 
renovation, construction and conversion of affordable housing 
units for the elderly. It is estimated that 10 seniors are on a 
waiting list for every one unit of housing, and this funding 
will help to ease the affordable housing shortage for this 
population.
    --Housing for persons with disabilities--Provides 
$350,000,000 for construction of affordable housing units for 
persons with disabilities, recognizing that this program is a 
cost-effective supportive housing alternative to expensive 
institutional settings.
    --Housing for persons with AIDS--Provides $350,000,000 to 
sustain and expand supportive housing opportunities for persons 
with AIDS, many of whom have no other housing resource and 
might otherwise become homeless.
    --Homeless Assistance Grants--Provides $1,850,000,000 to 
fund permanent and transitional housing opportunities for 
families and individuals who are homeless, which is especially 
crucial in this time of economic recession.

      Expiring Authorizations for Surface Transportation Programs

    The current surface transportation authorization act, the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity 
Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), expires on September 30, 
2009. This legislation provides contract authority 
authorizations from the highway trust fund for most Federal 
highway, highway safety, transit, and motor carrier safety 
programs. The role of the appropriations process with respect 
to these contract authority programs generally is to set 
obligation limitations so that overall Federal spending stays 
within legislated targets and to appropriate liquidating cash 
to cover the outlays associated with obligations that have been 
made.
    SAFETEA-LU authorized the Federal surface transportation 
programs through the end of fiscal year 2009 and Congress must 
reauthorize these programs in order to create new contract 
authority for fiscal year 2010 and later years. While there has 
been some preliminary subcommittee action in the House, there 
has been no action on the part of the House financing committee 
of jurisdiction nor has there been any movement in the 
committees of jurisdiction in the Senate. Until such 
reauthorization legislation is enacted, there will not be new 
contract authority to fund the Federal surface transportation 
programs beyond the end of fiscal year 2009. Much of the 
inaction and delay by Congress is the result of the cloud of 
uncertainty looming over the future solvency of the highway 
trust fund as the fund lacks a revenue stream capable of 
supporting even the current program funding levels.
    In addition, the Administration is still developing its 
reauthorization proposal for surface transportation programs 
and, consequently, the President's budget that was submitted to 
the Committee contains no policy or funding recommendations for 
programs subject to reauthorization. The President's budget 
instead provides only baseline funding levels for all highway, 
highway safety, transit, and motor carrier safety programs, 
including increases mostly for only pay raises and other non-
pay inflation adjustments. However, in recognition of the fact 
that the highway trust fund cannot support even a baseline 
program level with current highway user fees, the budget 
proposes to fund highway and transit programs mostly through 
appropriations of discretionary budget authority from the 
general fund. For highways, the budget proposes providing 
$36,107,000,000 from the general fund and only $5,000,000 from 
the highway trust fund. Similarly, the budget proposes to fund 
transit with $5,000,000,000 coming from the highway trust fund 
and $3,343,171,000 coming from the general fund. The 
President's budget notes that this funding presentation does 
not represent the Administration's recommended funding level or 
a budget approach for the upcoming reauthorization but is 
instead intended to accurately depict the condition of the 
highway trust fund and recognize that, under current law, 
maintaining even baseline spending would require support from 
the general fund. In addition, the Administration has recently 
stated its desire to see an eighteen month extension of the 
program rather than the much needed multi-year legislation that 
is needed to finance, maintain and improve our nation's 
infrastructure.
    The Committee expects the authorizing committees of 
jurisdiction to act before the end of the fiscal year to either 
extend or fully reauthorize all of the surface transportation 
programs. Therefore, in the absence of a long-term surface 
transportation reauthorization and any specific guidance from 
the Administration, the Committee has generally assumed the 
continuation of the program structure and funding levels in 
current law as if extended through fiscal year 2010 even though 
the actual future structure of these programs is unknown at 
this time. Furthermore, continuing to set an overall program 
level for these surface transportation programs by placing an 
obligation limitation on future contract authority made 
available from the highway trust fund is consistent with the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010, S. 
Con. Res. 13, which was passed by both the House and the Senate 
on April 29, 2009.

                   Solvency of the Highway Trust Fund

    The precarious status of the highway trust fund has 
concerned the Committee for the last several years. It has been 
well-documented that expenditures have exceeded receipts into 
the highway trust fund for each of the last eight years, as 
shown in the following table:

                                                        HIGHWAY ACCOUNT OF THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND
                                                                [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                                8-Year
                                                      FY 2001    FY 2002    FY 2003    FY 2004    FY 2005    FY 2006    FY 2007    FY 2008      Total
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Revenue............................................     26,917     27,983     28,964     29,785     32,909     33,702     34,310     31,344      245,913
Outlays............................................    -29,098    -32,219    -32,109    -31,971    -33,121    -35,280    -35,214    -37,440     -266,452
                                                    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Net................................................     -2,182     -4,236     -3,145     -2,186       -213     -1,578       -904     -6,095     -20,539
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NOTE: Amounts may not add due to rounding.

    Accordingly, both the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
and the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate the highway 
account of the highway trust fund will have a negative cash 
balance between $3,900,000,000 and $8,600,000,000 in fiscal 
year 2010. The mass transit account is not faring much better 
and is also projected to become insolvent by fiscal year 2011 
according to OMB, but not until fiscal year 2012 according to 
CBO. The Committee believes strongly that financing the current 
and future needs of the nation's surface transportation systems 
is the single most urgent transportation challenge we face.
    Of more imminent concern to the Committee is the projection 
by the Administration that the highway account will experience 
cash flow problems as early as this summer as the surface 
transportation programs continue to outlay at a greater pace 
than receipts are coming in. As a result, the cash balance in 
the highway account of the highway trust fund has dropped by 
several billion dollars since the beginning of the fiscal year. 
Assuming that the current economic situation stays as 
projected, the Federal Highway Administration is estimating 
that in August there will be insufficient funds in the highway 
account to cover the bills from the states when they are 
presented to the agency for payment. This would be similar to 
the problems the highway program experienced last summer, which 
prompted Congress to transfer $8,017,000,000 from the general 
fund to the highway account of the highway trust fund. The 
Administration estimates that approximately five to seven 
billion dollars will ultimately be needed to address this 
funding shortfall in fiscal year 2009, assuming a prudent 
balance of $4,000,000,000 in cash is needed in the highway 
account in order to pay all bills and manage the cash flow. 
Similarly, the Administration has stated that the highway 
account will need an additional eight to ten billion dollars in 
order to support a program level of $41,107,000,000 and keep 
the account solvent in fiscal year 2010, assuming the current 
economic situation stays as projected.
    This has put the Committee in the difficult position of 
recommending funding levels for the highway, highway safety, 
and motor carrier programs without any assurances that 
sufficient balances will be available in the highway trust fund 
to support these programs at even the funding level enacted for 
fiscal year 2009. Absent any other action by Congress that 
would replenish the balances of the highway trust fund, this 
Committee would be required to cut Federal investments in 
highway infrastructure to roughly one-eighth the size of the 
current program, which is all the highway account can support 
in fiscal year 2010 given current revenue and outlay 
projections. The Committee believes that such a severe 
reduction to the highway, highway safety, and motor carrier 
safety programs would impose unreasonable hardships on state 
budgets and the national economy, and it would threaten the 
safety of our transportation system. The Committee fully 
expects the authorizing committees of jurisdiction to take 
prompt action to restore the solvency of the highway trust fund 
to ensure that much needed transportation investments can 
continue to occur in the years ahead and believes that there 
must be sufficient resources in the highway trust fund to meet 
at least the baseline highway, highway safety, transit, and 
motor carrier safety funding levels in fiscal year 2010. 
Accordingly, the Committee will continue to carefully monitor 
the balances in the highway trust fund to determine whether 
these funding levels are sustainable.

                   The Effect of Guaranteed Spending

    Over a decade ago, in 1998, the Transportation Equity Act 
for the 21st Century (TEA-21) amended the Balanced Budget and 
Emergency Deficit Control Act and created, over the objections 
of the Appropriations and Budget Committees, two new additional 
discretionary spending categories or ``firewalls''--the highway 
category and the mass transit category. By writing these 
transportation categories into law, the funding for highways 
and transit was essentially ``guaranteed'' for the life of the 
authorizing legislation and fundamentally removed all funding 
decisions related to these programs from the annual 
appropriations process.
    The establishment of the highway funding category was based 
upon the principle that the highway program would be funded 
solely from a dedicated revenue source financed by 
transportation excise taxes and, since Congress imposed these 
taxes with the assurance that the collected funds would be 
spent on infrastructure improvements, the funds needed to be 
spent for their intended purpose rather than sitting idle in 
``bank accounts'', masking the real size of budget deficits. 
Based on this argument, highway funding, in terms of 
obligations, was set by TEA-21 to equal to the projected 
receipts into the highway account of the highway trust fund for 
the prior year, meaning that fiscal year 2002 funding was set 
equal to the estimated fiscal year 2001 receipts. TEA-21 was 
successful in guaranteeing that almost all of the receipts that 
were to be collected over the five-year period, fiscal years 
1998 through 2002, would be available for obligation in fiscal 
years 1999 through 2003, falling $962,000,000 below its 
ultimate goal of linking spending to estimated receipts, dollar 
for dollar.
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                                                           Estimated Highway
                                                              Account Tax      Highway Category  Mandatory Highway                        Comparison:
                                                             Receipts (Sec.    Guarantees (Sec.  Funding (Contract    Total Highway      Guarantee vs.
                                                            8101(d) of TEA-    8003(a) of TEA-       Authority)          Funding           Prior Year
                                                                  21)                21)                                                    Receipts
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FY 1998..................................................     22,164,000,000                ---                ---                ---                ---
FY 1999..................................................     32,619,000,000     25,883,000,000        739,000,000     26,622,000,000     +4,458,000,000
FY 2000..................................................     28,066,000,000     26,629,000,000        739,000,000     27,368,000,000     -5,251,000,000
FY 2001..................................................     28,506,000,000     27,158,000,000        739,000,000     27,897,000,000       -169,000,000
FY 2002..................................................     28,972,000,000     27,767,000,000        739,000,000     28,506,000,000                ---
FY 2003..................................................     29,471,000,000     28,233,000,000        739,000,000     28,972,000,000                ---
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  .......................................................  .................  .................  .................  .................       -962,000,000
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    As the Committee noted during deliberations on this bill, 
TEA-21 effectively established mandatory spending programs 
within the discretionary budget caps. This undermines 
Congressional flexibility to fund other equally important 
programs within the Committee's jurisdiction not protected by 
funding guarantees and limits the Committee's ability to 
address emerging priorities. These funding guarantees also skew 
transportation priorities inappropriately by mandating 
increases to highways and transit spending, while leaving 
safety operations related to aviation, highways, motor 
carriers, pipelines, and railroads to scramble for the 
remaining resources.
    Yet, over the continued objections of the Committee, the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity 
Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), which was enacted on 
August 10, 2005, to reauthorize surface transportation 
programs, extended the highway and mass transit budgetary 
firewalls and the point of order under House rules enforcing 
the firewalls through fiscal year 2009. However, SAFETEA-LU 
abandoned the fiscal discipline of its predecessor legislation 
and broke the linkage between spending and receipts by setting 
a spending level almost $27,600,000,000 higher than the total 
projected receipts over a four year period.
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                                                           Estimated Highway
                                                              Account Tax      Highway Category  Mandatory Highway                     Comparison: Total
                                                             Receipts (Sec.    Guarantees (Sec.  Funding (Contract    Total Highway    Funding Guarantee
                                                            8002 of SAFETEA-      8003(a) of         Authority)          Funding         vs. Prior Year
                                                                  LU)            SAFETEA-LU)                                                Receipts
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FY 2005..................................................     31,262,000,000     35,164,292,000        739,000,000     35,903,292,000                ---
FY 2006..................................................     33,712,000,000     37,220,843,903        739,000,000     37,959,843,903     +6,397,843,903
FY 2007..................................................     34,623,000,000     39,460,710,516        739,000,000     40,199,710,516     +6,487,710,516
FY 2008..................................................     35,449,000,000     40,824,075,404        739,000,000     41,563,075,404     +6,940,075,404
FY 2009..................................................     36,220,000,000     42,469,970,178        739,000,000     43,208,970,178     +7,759,970,178
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                                                                                                                                         +27,585,600,001
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    The resulting overspending has, not surprisingly, led the 
highway account that serves as the sole funding source for the 
highway program on a downward spiral to insolvency. Although 
several Congressional committees and transportation advocacy 
groups have tried to blame the looming insolvency of the 
highway trust fund on emergency highway funding appropriations 
or the loss of interest payments since 1998, most of the 
current problems within the highway trust fund are due to the 
fact that the highway program's funding source was 
overcommitted by the SAFETEA-LU authorizing legislation--
undermining the ``user pays'' principle underlying the 
guarantees--while also amending the existing statutory controls 
on highway overspending (``revenue aligned budget authority'' 
and the ``Byrd test'') so that they would not do their job of 
preventing highway spending from outpacing eventual tax 
receipts. Now that the highway trust fund is in desperate need 
of a financial transfusion, it warrants a reevaluation of 
whether or not these guarantees should be continued and how 
statutory safeguards against overspending the highway trust 
fund can be strengthened.
    As in past years, the Committee has done all in its power, 
considering this environment, to produce a balanced bill 
providing adequately for all modes of transportation as well as 
all non-transportation programs under the jurisdiction of this 
bill. This year the Committee is in the unique situation of 
recommending funding levels for the highway, highway safety, 
and motor carrier programs for fiscal year 2010 that even at a 
baseline level with minimal increases cannot currently be 
supported by the highway trust fund. However, the Committee has 
moved forward with its part of the process fully expecting the 
authorizing committees of jurisdiction to take prompt action to 
restore the solvency of the highway trust fund to ensure that 
sufficient resources will be in the highway trust fund to meet 
at least the baseline highway, highway safety, transit, and 
motor carrier safety funding levels in fiscal year 2010 and 
beyond.

              Operating Plan and Reprogramming Procedures

    The Committee continues to have a particular interest in 
being informed of reprogrammings which, although they may not 
change either the total amount available in an account or any 
of the purposes for which the appropriation is legally 
available, represent a significant departure from budget plans 
presented to the Committee in an agency's budget justifications 
and supporting documents, the basis of this appropriations Act.
    The Committee directs the departments, agencies, 
corporations and offices funded within this bill, to notify the 
Committee prior to increasing any program, activity, object 
classification or element in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less. Likewise, the Committee directs the 
same entities noted above to not decrease any program, 
activity, object classification or element by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less. Additionally, the Committee expects 
to be promptly notified of all reprogramming actions which 
involve less than the above-mentioned amounts. If such actions 
would have the effect of significantly changing an agency's 
funding requirements in future years, or if programs or 
projects specifically cited in the Committee's reports are 
affected by the reprogramming, the reprogramming must be 
approved by the Committee regardless of the amount proposed to 
be moved. Furthermore, the Committee must be consulted 
regarding reorganizations of offices, programs, and activities 
prior to the planned implementation of such reorganizations.
    The Committee also directs that the Department of 
Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development shall submit operating plans, signed by the 
respective secretary for the Committee's review within 60 days 
of the bill's enactment.

                    Relationship With Budget Offices

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

                            Tabular Summary

    A table summarizing the amounts provided for fiscal year 
2009 and the amounts recommended in the bill for fiscal year 
2010 compared with the budget estimates is included at the end 
of this report.

                           Committee Hearings

    In addition to the hearings noted above, the Committee also 
conducted extensive hearings on the programs and projects 
provided for in this bill. Pursuant to House rules, each of 
these hearings was open to the public. The Committee received 
testimony from cabinet officers, agency heads, inspectors 
general, and other officials of the executive branch in areas 
under the bill's jurisdiction. In addition, the Committee has 
considered written material submitted for the hearing record by 
Members of Congress, private citizens, local government 
entities, and private organizations. The bill recommendations 
for fiscal year 2010 have been developed after careful 
consideration of all the information available to the 
Committee.

               Terminations, Reductions and Other Savings

    In order to invest in the important programs funded in this 
bill and to use the resources available to it wisely, the 
Committee has proposed a number of program terminations, 
reductions, and other savings from the fiscal year 2009 level 
totaling over $1.5 billion and $3.7 billion in other program 
terminations, reductions, and other savings from the budget 
request. 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.

                     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, as well as to capital investment grants 
within the Federal Transit Administration. In addition, the 
percentage reductions made pursuant to a sequestration order to 
funds appropriated for facilities and equipment within the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall be applied equally to 
each budget item that is listed under said accounts in the 
budget justifications submitted to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations as modified by subsequent 
appropriations Acts and accompanying committee reports, 
conference reports, or joint explanatory statements of the 
committee of conference.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


                        Office of the Secretary


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $98,248,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       103,184,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       102,556,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,936,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -628,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill provides $102,556,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the offices comprising the Office of The Secretary 
of Transportation (OST). The Committee's recommendation 
includes individual funding for each of these offices as has 
been done in prior years. The following table compares the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level to the fiscal year 2010 budget 
assumption and the Committee's recommendation by office:

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                                         Fiscal year 2009   Fiscal year 2010
                                             enacted           assumption     House Recommended
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Immediate office of the secretary.....          $2,400,00         $2,631,000         $2,631,000
Office of the deputy secretary........            759,000            986,000            986,000
Office of the executive secretariat...          1,595,000          1,711,000          1,658,000
Office of the under secretary of               10,107,000         11,100,000         11,100,000
 transportation for policy............
Official of small and disadvantaged             1,369,000          1,499,000          1,433,000
 business utilization.................
Office of the chief information                12,885,000         13,263,000         13,215,000
 officer..............................
Office of the assistant secretary for           2,400,000          2,504,000          2,440,000
 governmental affairs.................
Office of the general counsel.........         19,838,000         20,359,000         20,359,000
Office of the assistant secretary for          10,200,000         10,559,000         10,559,000
 budget and programs..................
Office of the assistant secretary for          26,000,000         25,520,000         25,520,000
 administration.......................
Office of public affairs..............          2,020,000          2,123,000          2,055,000
Office of intelligence and security             8,675,000         10,929,000         10,600,000
 and emergency response...............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.............................         98,248,000        103,184,000       102,556,000
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\1\Numbers may not add due to rounding.

    Immediate office of the secretary.--The immediate Office of 
the Secretary has primary responsibility to provide overall 
planning, direction, and control of departmental affairs. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,631,000 for the 
expenses of the immediate Office of the Secretary, an increase 
of $231,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the 
same as the level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget 
request.
    Immediate office of the deputy secretary.--The Office of 
the Deputy Secretary has the primary responsibility to assist 
the Secretary in the overall planning, direction, and control 
of departmental affairs. The Deputy Secretary serves as the 
chief operating officer of the Department of Transportation. 
The Committee recommends $986,000 for expenses of the Office of 
the Deputy Secretary, an increase of $227,000 above the fiscal 
year 2009 enacted level and the same as the level proposed in 
the fiscal year 2010 budget.
    Executive secretariat.--The executive secretariat assists 
the Secretary and Deputy Secretary in carrying out their 
responsibilities by controlling and coordinating internal and 
external documents. The Committee recommends an appropriation 
of $1,658,000 for the expenses of the executive secretariat, 
which is $63,000 greater than the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level and $53,000 less than the level proposed in the fiscal 
year 2010 budget.
    Office of the under secretary of transportation for 
policy.--The Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation 
for Policy serves as the Department's chief policy officer and 
is responsible for the coordination and development of 
departmental policy and legislative initiatives; international 
standards development and harmonization; aviation and other 
transportation-related trade negotiations; the performance of 
policy and economic analysis; and the execution of the 
Essential Air Service Program. The Committee recommends 
$11,100,000 for the Office of the Under Secretary of 
Transportation for Policy which is an increase of $993,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the 
level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
    Office of small and disadvantaged business utilization.--
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is 
responsible for promoting small and disadvantaged business 
participation in the Department's procurement and grants 
programs. The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,433,000 for this office, an increase of $64,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $66,000 below the level 
proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
    Office of the chief information officer.--The Office of the 
Chief Information Officer serves as the principal advisor to 
the Secretary on information resources and information systems 
management. The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$13,215,000 for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
which is $330,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and 
$48,000 below the fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Office of the assistant secretary for governmental 
affairs.--The Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Governmental Affairs is responsible for coordinating all 
Congressional, intergovernmental, and consumer activities of 
the Department. The Committee recommends $2,440,000 for the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, an 
increase of $40,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level 
and $64,000 below the fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    In addition, the bill continues a provision (sec. 188) that 
requires the Department to notify the Committees on 
Appropriations not less than three business days before any 
discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding 
grant agreement in excess of $500,000 is announced by the 
Department or its modal administrations from: (1) any 
discretionary program of the Federal Highway Administration 
other than the emergency relief program; (2) the airport 
improvement program of the Federal Aviation Administration; (3) 
any grant from the Federal Railroad Administration; and (4) any 
program of the Federal Transit Administration program other 
than the formula grants and fixed guideway modernization 
programs. Such notification shall include the date on which the 
official announcement of the grant is to be made and no such 
announcement shall involve funds that are not available for 
obligation.
    Office of the general counsel.--The Office of the General 
Counsel provides legal services to the Office of the Secretary 
and coordinates and reviews the legal work of the chief 
counsels' offices of the operating administrations. The 
Committee recommends $20,359,000 for the Office of General 
Counsel, an increase of $521,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level, and the same as the fiscal year 2010 budget 
request.
    Office of the assistant secretary for budget and 
programs.--The Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs is 
responsible for developing, reviewing, and presenting budget 
resource requirements for the Department to the Secretary, 
Congress, and the Office of Management and Budget. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,559,000 for the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, an 
increase of $359,000 over the fiscal year 2009 enacted level 
and the same as the level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 
budget.
    Office of the assistant secretary for administration.--The 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as 
the principal advisor to the Secretary on department-wide 
administrative matters, responsibilities include leadership in 
acquisition reform and human capital. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $25,520,000 for the expenses of this 
office, which is $480,000 below the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level and the same as the level proposed in the 2010 fiscal 
year budget.
    Office of public affairs.--The Office of Public Affairs is 
responsible for the Department's press releases, articles, 
briefing materials, publications, and audio-visual materials. 
The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,055,000 for the 
expenses of the Office of Public Affairs, an increase of 
$35,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $68,000 
below the level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
    Office of intelligence, security, and emergency response.--
The Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response 
was established in fiscal year 2005 by merging the Secretary's 
Office of Intelligence and Security with the Research and 
Special Program Administration's Office of Emergency 
Transportation. The office is responsible for intelligence, 
security policy, preparedness, training and exercises, national 
security, and operations. The Committee recommendation includes 
$10,600,000 for the Office of Intelligence, Security, and 
Emergency Response which is $1,925,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and $329,000 below the level proposed in the 
fiscal year 2010 budget. The Committee approves the 
Departments' request to transfer the Executive Protection 
Program to this office.
    Congressional budget justifications.--The Committee directs 
the Department to include the same level of detail that was 
provided in the congressional budget justifications submitted 
in fiscal year 2009. Further, the Department is directed to 
include in the budget justification funding levels for the 
prior year, current year, and budget year for all programs, 
activities, initiatives, and program elements. Each budget 
submitted by the Department must also include a detailed 
justification for the incremental funding increases and 
additional FTEs being requested above the enacted level, by 
program, activity, or program element.
    OST currently includes a helpful discussion in its 
justification of changes from the current year to the request. 
To ensure that each adjustment is identified, the Committee 
directs OST in future congressional justifications to include 
detailed information in tabular format which identifies 
specific changes in funding from the current year to the budget 
year for each office, including each office within the Office 
of the Secretary.
    Operating plan.--The Committee directs the Department to 
submit an operating plan for fiscal year 2010 signed by the 
Secretary for review by the Committees on Appropriations within 
60 days of the bill's enactment. The operating plan should 
include funding levels for the various offices, programs, and 
initiatives detailed down to the object class or program 
element covered in the budget justification and supporting 
documents, documents referenced in the House and Senate 
appropriations reports, and the statement of the managers.
    Headquarters space.--The Committee is cognizant of the 
Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) expanding mission 
requirements and its need for additional headquarters' staff. 
The Committee appreciates the Office of The Secretary's 
continued efforts to assist FRA in finding viable solutions to 
its office space needs. The Committee expects that the 
Secretary and FRA will develop a plan outlining the immediate 
accommodations that can be made to appropriately address FRA's 
growing workforce.
    General provisions.--The Committee notes that in the past 
many general provisions included in the President's budget 
request were not justified, addressed, nor presented in any DOT 
justification. Therefore, the Committee continues to direct DOT 
to justify each general provision proposed either in its 
relevant modal congressional justification or in the OST 
congressional justification.
    Bill language.--The bill continues language that permits up 
to $2,500,000 of fees to be credited to the Office of the 
Secretary for salaries and expenses.

                         OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $9,384,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         9,667,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,667,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +283,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for advising the 
Secretary on civil rights and equal opportunity issues and 
ensuring the full implementation of the civil rights laws and 
departmental civil rights policies in all official actions and 
programs. This office is responsible for enforcing laws and 
regulations that prohibit discrimination in federally operated 
and federally assisted transportation programs and enabling 
access to transportation providers. It also handles all civil 
rights cases affecting Department of Transportation employees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,667,000 for the office of civil 
rights, an increase of $283,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and the same as the level proposed in the fiscal 
year 2010 budget.

           TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $18,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        10,233,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,733,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -3,567,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +4,500,000
    This appropriation finances research activities and studies 
related to the planning, analysis, and information development 
used in the formulation of national transportation policies and 
plans. It also finances the staff necessary to conduct these 
efforts. The overall program is carried out primarily through 
contracts with other federal agencies, educational 
institutions, nonprofit research organizations, and private 
firms.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $14,733,000 
for transportation planning, research and development, a 
decrease of $3,567,000 below the fiscal year 2009 enacted level 
and an increase of $4,500,000 above the level proposed in the 
fiscal year 2010 budget.
    The Committee directs funding to be allocated to the 
following projects:
Advanced Power Train Systems Integration Research Facility in 
    the National Transportation Research Center, TN...........  $250,000
Earthworks Engineering Research Center, Iowa State University, 
    IA........................................................   500,000
Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, MN/WI................   450,000
Jet Engine Technology Inspection to Support Continued 
    Airworthiness, Iowa State University, IA..................   700,000
Mobility 1st Service, MI......................................   750,000
Northern Lights Express, MN...................................   500,000
Positive Train Control System, Caltrain, CA................... 1,000,000
University of Kansas Engine Test Cell Upgrade, KS.............   350,000

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND
 Limitation, fiscal year 2009......................        ($128,094,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................    without limitation
Recommended in the bill...........................         (147,596,000)
Bill compared with:
    Limitation, fiscal year 2009..................               (- - -)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..............               (- - -)
    The working capital fund was created to provide common 
administrative services to the operating administrations and 
outside entities that contract for the fund's services. The 
working capital fund operates on a fee-for-service basis and 
receives no direct appropriations--it is fully self-sustaining 
and must achieve full cost recovery.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $147,596,000 on 
the working capital fund. The Committee recommends raising the 
limitation $19,502,000 over the fiscal year 2009 enacted level 
to allow for the increased exclusion for commuter and transit 
benefits provided for in the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-05.
    Operating administrations' usage of working capital fund.--
The Committee directs the Department in its fiscal year 2011 
congressional justifications for each of the modal 
administrations to account for increases or decreases in 
working capital fund billings based on planned usage requested 
or anticipated by the modes rather than anticipated by the 
working capital managers.

               MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Limitation on
                                      Appropriation     guaranteed loans
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...           $912,000      ($18,367,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..            912,000       (18,367,000)
Recommended in the bill...........            912,000       (18,367,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                  - - -            (- - -)
 2009.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -            (- - -)
 2010.............................
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    Through the Short Term Lending Program, the minority 
business resource center assists disadvantaged, minority, and 
women-owned businesses with obtaining short-term working 
capital for DOT and DOT-funded transportation-related 
contracts. The program enables qualified businesses to obtain 
loans at two percentage points above the prime interest rate 
and DOT guarantees up to 75 percent of the loan.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $912,000 for the minority business 
resource center which is the same as the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and the fiscal year 2010 budget request. The 
Committee recommendation includes $342,000 to cover the subsidy 
costs for the loans and $570,000 for the program's 
administrative expenses. In addition, the Committee recommends 
a limitation on guaranteed loans of $18,367,000, the same as 
the budget request and the fiscal year 2009 enacted level.

                       MINORITY BUSINESS OUTREACH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $3,056,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         3,074,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,074,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           +18,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Minority Business outreach program provides contractual 
support to small and disadvantaged businesses by providing 
information dissemination and technical and financial 
assistance to empower them to compete for contracting 
opportunities with DOT and DOT-funded contracts or grants for 
transportation related projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,074,000 for minority business 
outreach, an increase of $18,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and the same as the level proposed in the fiscal 
year 2010 budget.

                      FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CAPITAL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Financial Management Capital program continues funding 
for a multi-year project to upgrade DOT's financial systems and 
processes. The project will implement Treasury Department and 
Office of Management and Budget requirements.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    This Committee recommends $5,000,000 for financial 
management capital program which is the same as the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and the fiscal year 2010 budget request.

                        PAYMENTS TO AIR CARRIERS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $73,013,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       125,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       125,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +51,987,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Essential Air Service program (EAS) was created by the 
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 (49 U.S.C. Sec. Sec. 41731-
41744 (2006)) as a ten-year measure to continue air service to 
communities that had received air service prior to 
deregulation. The program currently provides subsidies to air 
carriers serving small communities that meet certain criteria.
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 
1996 (49 U.S.C. Sec. 41742 (2006)) authorized the collection of 
``overflight fees.'' Overflight fees are a type of user fee 
collected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from 
aircraft that neither take off from, nor land in, the United 
States. The Act permanently appropriated these fees for 
authorized expenses of the FAA and stipulated that the first 
$50,000,000 of annual fee collections must be used to finance 
the EAS program. If there is a shortfall in fees, the law 
requires the FAA to make up the difference from other available 
funds.
    The fiscal year 2010 budget proposes to fund the EAS 
program at a total of $175,000,000, $50,000,000 from overflight 
fee collections and $125,000,000 from a direct appropriation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2010 the Committee recommends a total EAS 
program funding level of $175,000,000. This consists of a 
general fund appropriation of $125,000,000 and $50,000,000 to 
be derived from overflight fee collections. The Committee's 
recommendation is $51,987,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and the same as the fiscal year 2010 request.
    Based on current DOT estimates, the Committee believes that 
the recommended funding level is sufficient to maintain air 
service to all communities currently being served by the EAS 
program. However, if there is a shortfall, the bill continues 
language allowing the Secretary to transfer such sums as 
necessary from any available amounts appropriated to or 
directly administered by the Office of the Secretary.
    The Committee continues language to ensure the prompt 
availability of funds for obligation to air carriers providing 
service under the EAS program. The Committee has also continued 
language that allows the Secretary to take into consideration 
the subsidy requirements of carriers when selecting between 
carriers competing to provide service to a community.
    The bill includes a provision (sec. 102) prohibiting the 
use of funds to implement an essential air service program that 
requires local participation.

  ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

    Section 101. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the Office of the Secretary of Transportation from 
approving assessments or reimbursable agreements pertaining to 
funds appropriated to the operating administrations in this 
Act, unless such assessments or agreements have completed the 
normal reprogramming process for Congressional notification.
    Section 102. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to implement an essential air 
service local cost share participation program.
    Section 103. Allows the Secretary or his designee to work 
with States and State legislators to consider proposals related 
to the reduction of motorcycle fatalities.

                    Federal Aviation Administration

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

                               OPERATIONS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $9,042,467,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     9,335,798,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,347,168,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +304,701,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +11,370,000
    This appropriation provides funds for the operation, 
maintenance, communications, and logistical support of the air 
traffic control and air navigation systems. It also covers 
administrative and managerial costs for the FAA's regulatory, 
international, medical, engineering and development programs as 
well as policy oversight and overall management functions.
    The operations appropriation includes the following major 
activities: (1) operation on a 24-hour daily basis of a 
national air traffic system; (2) establishment and maintenance 
of a national system of aids to navigation; (3) establishment 
and surveillance of civil air regulations to assure safety in 
aviation; (4) development of standards, rules and regulations 
governing the physical fitness of airmen as well as the 
administration of an aviation medical research program; (5) 
administration of the acquisition, research and development 
programs; (6) headquarters, administration and other staff 
offices; and (7) development, printing, and distribution of 
aeronautical charts used by the flying public.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,347,168,000 for FAA operations, 
an increase of $304,701,000 above the level provided in fiscal 
year 2009, and $11,370,000 above the budget request.
    A comparison of the fiscal year 2010 budget request to the 
Committee recommendation by budget activity is as follows:

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                                                         Fiscal year  2009  Fiscal year  2010      Committee
                    Budget activity                           enacted            request         recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air traffic organization...............................     $7,098,322,000     $7,302,739,000     $7,300,739,000
Aviation safety........................................      1,164,597,000      1,216,395,000      1,231,765,000
Commercial space transportation........................         14,094,000         14,737,000         14,737,000
Financial services.....................................        111,004,000        113,681,000        113,681,000
Human resources........................................         96,091,000        100,428,000        100,428,000
Region and center operations...........................        331,000,000        341,977,000        341,977,000
Staff offices..........................................        180,859,000        196,063,000        196,063,000
Information services...................................         46,500,000         49,778,000         49,778,000
Adjustments............................................  .................  .................         -2,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total..............................................      9,042,467,000      9,335,798,000      9,347,168,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Justification of general provisions.--The Committee 
continues its direction to provide a justification for each 
general provision proposed in the FAA budget and therefore 
expects the fiscal year 2011 budget to include adequate 
information on each proposed general provision.

                     TRUST FUND SHARE OF FAA BUDGET

    The bill derives $5,190,798,000 of the total operations 
appropriation from the airport and airway trust fund. The 
balance of the appropriation ($4,156,370,000) will be drawn 
from the general fund of the Treasury. Under these provisions, 
75 percent of FAA's entire budget will be borne by air 
travelers and industries using those services. The remaining 25 
percent will be borne by the general taxpayer, regardless of 
whether they directly utilize FAA services. The Committee is 
concerned about the increasing share of the FAA's budget that 
must be covered by the general fund. The Committee finds it 
curious that the budget request assumes that $6,207,798,000 
would be covered by the airport and airway trust fund when the 
Administration's own projections show dwindling receipts. The 
Committee expects the FAA to be more forthcoming in future 
budget submissions.

               STATE OF THE AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND

    According to Administration estimates, fiscal year 2010 
will continue the recent trend where necessary outlays for FAA 
programs outstrip the revenues from aviation users deposited 
into the airport and airway trust fund. The following table 
compares trust fund revenue to trust fund outlays for the past 
three fiscal years. As the table indicates, under current 
estimates the Federal Government is not only spending all the 
revenues coming into the trust fund, it is going beyond that, 
and spending down the cash balance. The Administration 
estimates that, at the end of fiscal year 2010, the uncommitted 
cash balance in the trust fund will be approximately 
$334,000,000.

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                                                          Fiscal year 2008   Fiscal year 2009   Fiscal year 2010
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Trust fund revenue\1\..................................     11,992,000,000     11,282,000,000     11,697,000,000
Trust fund outlays.....................................     12,937,000,000     11,909,000,000     12,880,000,000
Difference.............................................       -945,000,000       -627,000,000    -1,183,000,000
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\1\Includes excise taxes, offsetting collections, and interest on trust fund cash balance.

                        AIR TRAFFIC ORGANIZATION

    The bill provides $7,300,739,000 for air traffic services 
which is $2,000,000 below the level requested in the budget and 
$202,417,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. These 
resources are managed by FAA's air traffic organization. The 
recommended level represents a 2.9 percent increase above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level, primarily due to mandatory 
adjustments for pay raises and inflation for on-board 
personnel, including air traffic controllers; costs associated 
with hiring and training a net increase of 107 new air traffic 
controllers after attrition; and national airspace system (NAS) 
hand-off costs. NAS hand-off costs are associated with 
additional training for maintenance, engineering, 
telecommunications and other personnel on facilities and 
equipment acquisitions as they become operational.
    Contract tower program.--The FAA's contract tower program 
has provided critical air traffic safety services at smaller 
airports for over 27 years and currently 244 airports in 46 
States participate in the program. The bill includes 
$116,700,000 to continue the contract tower base program which 
is the same level requested in the budget. This will fund the 
four non-towered airports that are expected to enter the 
program during fiscal year 2010. In addition, the bill provides 
$9,500,000 to continue the contract tower cost-sharing program. 
The Committee continues to believe this is a valuable program 
that provides safety benefits to small communities.
    The Committee continues to acknowledge that the number of 
airports participating in the cost-sharing program fluctuates 
regularly because of changes in air traffic activity. In order 
to prevent program disruptions and provide more certainty, the 
Committee continues to permit the FAA to use unsubscribed funds 
from the contract tower base-line program to avoid elimination 
of communities from the cost-share towers program. However, FAA 
should only employ this flexibility with surplus funds in the 
base line contract tower program, after all baseline contract 
tower obligations have been fulfilled.
    National airspace system handoff.--The Committee 
recommendation includes a total of $42,636,000 for NAS handoff 
for air traffic activities which represents a decrease of 
$547,000 below the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same 
level as the budget request. The Committee notes that the NAS 
handoff costs have fluctuated from year to year as new 
technologies are deployed in the nation's air traffic control 
system.
    Controller workforce, training and staffing.--The Committee 
commends the Secretary and the newly confirmed FAA 
Administrator for the decision to engage in a renewed effort to 
reach a mutually agreed upon contract agreement with its 
controller workforce. The Committee has been concerned that the 
lack of a signed contract and the at times tense relationship 
between the FAA's management and controller workforce has 
contributed to the accelerated pace of controller retirements 
and resignations. While the Committee is hopeful that the FAA 
and its workforce will reach a mutual agreement, the Committee 
believes that the mediation process put in place for the 
negotiation will result in a fair compromise. Recognizing the 
importance of a productive labor-management relationship, the 
Committee believes the FAA and its workforce should remain 
mindful of the growing competition for federal resources among 
all federal programs during these difficult economic times. The 
Committee's ability to achieve and sustain dramatic increases 
in the FAA's operations budget may be challenging in a 
constrained budget environment. Therefore the Committee 
strongly believes that the FAA must carefully budget for any 
agreement that is reached with its controller workforce.
    The FAA's workforce is changing. In 2002, the Government 
Accountability Office reported that the FAA needed to better 
prepare for the expected surge of controller retirements since 
thousands of controllers hired in the early 1980's will become 
eligible to retire by 2017. Accordingly, FAA began to hire and 
train thousands of new air traffic controllers to replace the 
retiring veteran controllers and in fact, over the last three 
years, the FAA has hired over 5,500 new controllers. The 
Committee recommendation includes $4,548,000 to hire and train 
a net increase of 107 new controllers. The FAA will also hire 
to replace 1,595 controllers that the agency projects to lose 
through retirements, resignations, academy attrition and 
promotions. The FAA estimates that the end of year controller 
staffing level will reach 15,692 controllers.
    As these new controllers are hired, it is essential that 
these new employees, charged with maintaining a safe and 
efficient national airspace, receive thorough training. The FAA 
has reduced the average training time for a developmental 
controller to be fully certified from an average of three-to-
five years in 2004 to two-to-three years in 2008. The FAA 
states that the agency has expedited the training time through 
greater use of simulators and improved training and scheduling 
processes. Additionally, in September 2008, FAA awarded a new 
controller training contract known as the air traffic control 
optimal training solution (ATCOTS). ATCOTS is a multi-year $900 
million performance-based contract which will manage controller 
training at the FAA's training academy and at air traffic 
facilities. The Committee believes that FAA must exercise 
careful oversight of this new training effort to ensure that 
new controllers are adequately trained to handle the nation's 
complex and congested airspace.
    The DOT Inspector General (IG) issued a report on June 9, 
2009 regarding the training failures among newly hired air 
traffic controllers. The IG's review indicated that FAA's 
system for tracking training failures was lacking and that the 
data in the national training data tracking system, the FAA's 
primary source for tracking progress and failures, was 
incomplete, inaccurate or understated. The FAA has agreed to 
implement all of the IG's recommendations. The Committee 
directs the IG to provide an update to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on FAA's efforts to improve its 
controller training data collection as well as the results of 
the IG's audit of the ATCOTS program by March 15, 2010.
    Another critical area of concern is the staffing levels at 
air traffic control facilities. Each year, the FAA's controller 
workforce plan updates the controller staffing ranges at en 
route and terminal facilities. The Committee has long been 
concerned about the ratio between developmental controllers and 
certified professional controllers (CPCs). While the nationwide 
average of controller trainees is less than 28 percent for both 
en route and terminal facilities, some facilities are 
significantly higher. The Committee directs FAA to carefully 
monitor the trainee to CPC staffing ratios at each facility as 
veteran controllers retire, resign or are promoted to other 
positions.
    Collegiate training initiative (CTI).--The FAA's air 
traffic collegiate training initiative is a partnership between 
the FAA and 2-year and 4-year educational institutions to 
broaden employment opportunities in the aviation industry. 
Colleges and universities that meet eligibility criteria are 
selected to participate in the program. As participants in the 
program, the CTI schools do not receive any federal funding 
from the FAA but CTI graduates may be considered, although not 
required, to fill prospective air traffic controller positions. 
FAA reports that in the last five years, CTI schools have 
graduated more than 4,000 students from their aviation programs 
and 3,000 of these students were hired by the FAA. The 
Committee understands there are currently 31 schools in the 
program and that the FAA may add four additional schools in 
fiscal year 2010. The Committee has previously expressed 
concern about the lack of diversity in the controller 
workforce. The Committee believes that one potential method of 
increasing diversity in the FAA's controller workforce would be 
to select eligible CTI schools with diverse student 
populations. The Committee directs FAA to provide information 
about the CTI program to a broad range of colleges and 
universities that may serve to advance the diversity of the 
controller workforce. The Committee urges FAA to consider the 
diversity of the applicant school's student body when selecting 
educational institutions that meet CTI eligibility 
requirements.
    Technical workforce staffing.--The Committee understands 
that the FAA's air traffic control technician workforce is 
below 6,100 technicians which is the mutually agreed upon 
minimum level necessary to safely maintain the system. The 
Committee is concerned that FAA may not be adequately factoring 
attrition into its technical workforce staffing needs when 
formulating the annual budget request. Therefore, whenever the 
agency loses employees through normal circumstances such as 
retirement or resignation, the agency drops below the minimum 
level. The need for an adequately staffed and trained technical 
workforce is two-fold. First, with an aging air traffic control 
system, it is vital that a sufficient number of technicians are 
available to perform preventative maintenance and to repair 
systems that fail. Second, as the FAA transitions away from its 
existing legacy systems into a newer generation of air traffic 
control technologies, the agency must ensure that there are an 
adequate number of technicians to maintain and certify the 
latest air traffic control systems. The Committee expects FAA 
to maintain a technical workforce of 6,100.
    RNAV/RNP procedure development.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $32,300,000, as requested in the 
budget, for the further development of area navigation (RNAV) 
and required navigation performance (RNP) procedures. Within 
the amounts provided, $15,300,000 is provided for route design 
software and training, RNAV/RNP modeling and analysis, and 
environmental analysis and international harmonization; 
$12,900,000 is provided for the development, publication and 
maintenance of procedures including improved obstacle 
evaluations; and, $4,100,000 is provided for criteria 
development and operator approvals. The Committee understands 
that the FAA intends to publish more than 200 performance-based 
navigation procedures in fiscal year 2010. The Committee 
supports the development of additional RNAV/RNP procedures as a 
mechanism to increase capacity and reduce emissions. The 
Committee is concerned, however, about reports that some RNP 
procedures are not being utilized because the RNP procedure 
would require more fuel burn than the normal approach. The 
Committee questions whether the FAA is placing all of its 
priority on the quantity of procedures developed rather than 
the quality of those procedures. The Committee believes that 
the FAA should implement procedures to achieve the most 
benefits to the system on a NAS-wide basis. The Committee 
directs the FAA to develop RNP procedures with the goal of 
achieving measurable per flight track-mile savings and carbon 
dioxide emissions reductions over existing routes and 
procedures. The Committee directs FAA to report annually to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the number of 
procedures developed; their annual utilization rate by airport; 
and the estimated fuel consumption and CO2 emissions saved with 
each procedure at each airport. The Committee expects the 
report no later than March 15, 2010.
    NextGen staffing increases.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $5,000,000 for 75 additional positions to support the 
agency's transformation to NextGen. The recommendation is 
$2,000,000 below the level requested in the budget. Last year, 
the FAA contracted with the National Academy of Public 
Administration to identify the skill sets required to integrate 
and implement FAA's NextGen program. The Committee supports the 
FAA's efforts to build the technical and analytical workforce 
to properly manage and integrate the NextGen program. However, 
since FAA has only made two investment decisions on five of the 
transformational NextGen technologies and many of the other 
supporting technologies are in the early phases of development, 
the Committee believes that the recommended funding level is 
sufficient.
    Wind turbines.--The Committee understands that many 
communities are interested in erecting wind turbine energy 
generators. The Committee further understands that the FAA 
studies and subsequently makes determinations as to whether or 
not these turbines constitute a hazard to air navigation. Over 
the last four years, FAA has received over 51,500 wind turbine 
applications and has approved nearly 23,000. As the nation 
seeks to expand alternative sources of energy, the Committee 
encourages the FAA to improve the obstruction evaluation 
process in an effort to accommodate safe and suitable placement 
of wind turbine energy generators.

                            AVIATION SAFETY

    The bill provides $1,231,765,000 for aviation safety which 
represents an increase of $67,168,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and $15,370,000 above the budget request. 
Recommended adjustments to the budget are described below:

Flight standards inspectors.............................     +$9,500,000
Aircraft certification inspectors and related staff.....      +4,500,000
Human intervention and motivation study.................      +1,370,000

    Aviation inspector increases.--The Committee recommendation 
includes a total of $17,084,000 for additional inspectors which 
represents an increase of $14,000,000 over the budget request. 
Within the amounts provided, the Committee recommendation 
includes $12,584,000 for 136 additional flight standards 
inspector positions. The Committee believes that these 
additional inspectors are necessary for a number of reasons.
    First, the tragic crash of Continental Connection flight 
3407 operated by Colgan Air highlighted the need to exercise 
greater safety oversight of our nation's regional air carriers. 
While the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has not 
issued its final report on the cause of the crash, the NTSB is 
investigating the flight crew's overall experience and 
potential level of fatigue; the operation of the aircraft in 
cold and icy conditions; and, the training provided to the crew 
to ensure a sterile flight deck environment. The Committee 
acknowledges that the FAA intends to issue a new flight time 
and rest rule as well as a final rule on training standards for 
pilots, flight attendants and dispatchers. The Committee 
believes that these additional flight standards inspectors can 
help provide critical oversight of regional carrier operations 
since these carriers represent one-half of the total scheduled 
flights across the country and are the only scheduled service 
to more than 400 American communities. The FAA must ensure that 
these aircraft meet the highest safety standards; that the crew 
receives proper training to operate the aircraft in all weather 
conditions; and that the crew is adequately rested prior to 
each flight.
    In addition, the Committee remains concerned about the 
increasing percentage of air carrier maintenance work that is 
outsourced to both domestic and foreign repair facilities. The 
Committee believes that the inspector workforce must be robust 
enough to carefully oversee air carriers, manufacturers, 
suppliers, and repair station designees. The Committee notes 
that the pending aviation reauthorization includes a provision 
requiring that each certificated foreign repair station receive 
two annual on-site inspections from FAA inspectors. The 
Committee strongly believes that FAA must strike an appropriate 
balance between routine on-site safety inspections and 
inspections necessitated through a risk-based safety analysis. 
The Committee also believes that the quality of the inspection 
and the analysis of the carrier data are as important as the 
quantity of inspections.
    The Committee recommendation also includes $4,500,000 for 
50 additional aircraft certification inspector positions and 
related staff. The aircraft certification staff performs a 
critical function in reviewing and approving new aircraft, 
engines, and new safety technologies. The additional positions 
are provided to assist with the on-going certification of new 
operators, agencies and air carriers.
    The additional funds provided for the aviation safety 
offices are designated as congressional items of interest. 
Therefore, the Committee prohibits the reprogramming of funds 
between the offices, or for any other purpose within or outside 
of the aviation safety office, including the hiring of other 
types of personnel within aviation safety.
    The Committee continues its direction requiring the 
Secretary to provide annual reports regarding the use of the 
funds provided, including, but not limited to the total full-
time equivalent staff years in the offices of aircraft 
certification and flight standards, total employees, vacancies, 
and positions under active recruitment. The Committee directs 
the Secretary to provide this report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations by March 31, 2010.
    Professional aerial application support system.--The 
recommendation includes $47,500 as requested in the budget for 
the National Agricultural Aviation Research and Education 
Foundation's Professional Aerial Application Support System. 
This program is designed to assist with agricultural pilot 
safety, operational security and the safe and accurate delivery 
of crop protection products.
    Human Intervention and Motivation Study [HIMS].--The 
Committee recommends an increase of $1,370,000 in the aviation 
medical office to continue the Human Intervention and 
Motivation Study for the next 3 fiscal years. The HIMS program 
has provided the necessary training and education for alcohol 
and drug abuse prevention for pilots in the airline industry 
since 1974. Over 35 airlines in America actively participate in 
this program's workshops and seminars conducted by trained 
aeromedical personnel. Particular emphasis is directed toward 
identifying, assessing, and treating chemically dependent 
pilots in order for them to recover and regain medical 
clearance in accordance with FAA standards. Within the amounts 
provided, the Committee includes funding to establish a 
separate alcohol and drug abuse prevention program for flight 
attendants.

                    COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION

    The Committee recommends $14,737,000 for the office of 
commercial space transportation which represents an increase of 
$643,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same 
level requested in the budget. This funding level includes 
mandatory adjustments for pay raises and inflation for on-board 
personnel as well as the annualized costs associated with 
additional FTEs provided in fiscal year 2009.

                           FINANCIAL SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $113,681,000 for the office of 
financial services which represents an increase of $2,677,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same level 
requested in the budget.

                            HUMAN RESOURCES

    The Committee recommends $100,428,000 which represents an 
increase of $4,337,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level 
and the same level requested in the budget.
    Workforce diversity.--The Committee reiterates its concern 
about the lack of diversity among the FAA's controller and 
inspector workforce. In testimony before the Committee, the 
Administrator committed to evaluating the FAA's existing 
employment outreach program in an effort to improve the 
diversity of the workforce. The Committee believes that the FAA 
should utilize multiple outreach strategies, including ethnic 
news publications and television media; partnerships with the 
Department of Veterans Affairs; and, minority serving 
institutions internship programs. As previously stated, the 
Committee also believes that the FAA should consider the 
diversity of the student population when selecting eligible 
participants in the air traffic collegiate training initiative. 
The Committee directs the FAA to continue to provide data and 
information on the agency's recruitment outreach and hiring 
efforts in minority communities. The Committee expects the 
report to include a year to year comparison of hiring 
statistics for underrepresented populations. The FAA is 
directed to provide its letter report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations by January 15, 2010.

                      REGION AND CENTER OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends $341,977,000 for the region and 
center operations, which represents an increase of $10,977,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same level as 
requested in the budget.

                             STAFF OFFICES

    The Committee recommendation includes $245,841,000 for 
staff offices, including information services, which represents 
an increase of $18,482,000 above the fiscal year enacted level 
and the same level as the budget request. Within the total 
amount, the Committee recommendation includes $49,778,000 for 
the FAA's information services, of which $2,557,000 is included 
to accelerate measures to better prevent privacy breaches of 
personal employee or aviation data.

                        ACCOUNT-WIDE ADJUSTMENTS

    Unfilled executive positions.--The recommendation includes 
a reduction of $2,000,000 in agency-wide personnel compensation 
and benefits reflecting the roster of 15 unfilled executive 
positions in the agency, including at least three which were 
not under active recruitment. Past hearing records indicate 
that, at any given time, the agency is likely to have between 
10 and 20 unfilled executive positions. For an agency with 159 
executive positions, this level of openings may not be 
problematic. However, it does indicate excess costs are being 
budgeted for positions that are not likely to be filled in the 
entirety of the fiscal year.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Second career training program.--The bill retains language 
prohibiting the use of funds for the second career training 
program. This prohibition has been in annual appropriations 
Acts for many years, and is included in the President's budget 
request.
    Aviation user fees.--The bill includes a limitation carried 
for several years prohibiting funds from being used to finalize 
or implement any new unauthorized user fees.
    Aeronautical charting and cartography.--The bill maintains 
the provision which prohibits funds in this Act from being used 
to conduct aeronautical charting and cartography (AC&C;) 
activities through the working capital fund (WCF). Public Law 
106-181 authorized the transfer of these activities from the 
Department of Commerce to the FAA, a move which the Committee 
supported. The Committee believes this work should continue to 
be conducted by the FAA, and not administratively delegated to 
the WCF.
    Credits.--Funds received from specified public, private, 
and foreign sources for expenses incurred may be credited to 
the appropriation.

                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $2,742,095,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     2,925,202,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,925,202,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       183,107,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Facilities and Equipment (F&E;) account is the principal 
means for modernizing and improving air traffic control and 
airway facilities. The appropriation also finances major 
capital investments required by other agency programs, 
experimental research and development facilities, and other 
improvements to enhance the safety and capacity of the airspace 
system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,925,202,000 
for the FAA's facilities and equipment program, an increase of 
$183,107,000 above the level provided in fiscal year 2009 and 
the same level as the budget request. The bill provides that of 
the total amount recommended, $2,455,202,000 is available for 
obligation until September 30, 2012, and $470,000,000 (the 
amount for personnel and related expenses) is available until 
September 30, 2010. These obligation availabilities are 
consistent with past appropriations Acts.

                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

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                                                                                                   Committee
                                                          FY 2009 enacted    FY 2010 estimate    recommendation
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Activity 1, Engineering, Development, Test and
 Evaluation:
    Advanced Technology Development and Prototyping....         44,900,000         41,800,000         43,800,000
    Traffic Management Advisor (TMA)...................          3,700,000              - - -              - - -
    NAS Improvement of System Support Laboratory.......          1,000,000          1,000,000          1,000,000
    William J. Hughes Technical Center Facilities......         12,000,000         12,000,000         12,000,000
    William J. Hughes Technical Center Infrastructure            5,400,000          5,500,000          5,500,000
     Sustainment.......................................
    Next Generation Network Enabled Weather (NNEW).....         20,000,000         20,000,000         20,000,000
    Data Communications in support of Next Generation           28,800,000         51,700,000         46,700,000
     Air Transportation System.........................
    Next Generation Transportation System Demonstration         28,000,000         33,773,730         33,773,730
     and Infrastructure Development....................
    Next Generation Transportation System--System               41,400,000         66,100,000         66,100,000
     Development.......................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Trajectory           39,500,000         63,500,000         63,500,000
     Based Operations..................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Weather              14,400,000         35,600,000         35,600,000
     Reduction Impact..................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--High Density         18,200,000         51,800,000         51,800,000
     Arrivals/Departures...............................
    Next Generation Transportation System--                     27,700,000         44,640,770         44,640,770
     Collaborative ATM.................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Flexible             37,100,000         64,300,000         64,300,000
     Terminals and Airports............................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Safety                8,000,000          8,200,000          8,200,000
     Security and Environment..........................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Networked            15,000,000         24,000,000         24,000,000
     Facilities........................................
    ADS-B Three Nautical Mile Separation...............          6,765,000              - - -              - - -
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Activity 1..............................        351,865,000        523,914,500        520,914,500
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 2, Air Traffic Control Facilities and
 Equipment:
  En Route Programs:
    En Route Automation Modernization (eRAM)...........        203,050,000        171,750,000        171,750,000
    En Route Communications Gateway (ECG)..............          7,400,000          3,600,000          3,600,000
    Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD)--Provide....          3,000,000          6,900,000          6,900,000
    Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)--        28,600,000         10,300,000         10,300,000
     Relocation........................................
    ARTCC Building Improvements/Plant Improvements.....         56,500,000         51,300,000         51,300,000
    Air Traffic Management (ATM).......................         90,200,000         31,400,000         31,400,000
    Air/Ground Communications Infrastructure...........          7,500,000          8,600,000          8,600,000
    ATC Beacon Interrogator (ATCBI)--Replacement.......         13,000,000          4,700,000          4,700,000
    Air Traffic Control En Route Radar Facilities                5,300,000          5,300,000          5,300,000
     Improvements......................................
    Voice Switching and Control System (VSCS)..........         23,300,000         16,700,000         16,700,000
    Oceanic Automation System..........................         20,700,000          7,700,000          7,700,000
    Corrider Weather Integrated System (CWIS)..........          5,900,000          2,300,000          2,300,000
    San Juan Radar Approach Control (CERAP)............          6,000,000              - - -              - - -
    Next Generation Very High Frequency Air/Ground              46,400,000         70,200,000         62,200,000
     Communications System (NEXCOM)....................
    System-Wide Information Management.................         43,042,500         54,600,000         54,600,000
    ADS-B NAS Wide Implementation......................        300,000,000        201,350,000        201,350,000
    Wind Hazard Detection Equipment....................            807,500              - - -              - - -
    Windshear Detection Services.......................              - - -          1,000,000          1,000,000
    Weather and Radar Processor (WARP).................              - - -         17,600,000         17,600,000
    Collaborative Air Traffic Management Technologies..              - - -         18,100,000         18,100,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal En Route Programs.....................        860,700,000        683,400,000        675,400,000
  Terminal Programs:
    Airport Surface Detection Equipment--Model X (ASDE-         33,700,000         17,302,000         20,302,000
     X)................................................
    Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR)--Provide.....          6,100,000          9,900,000          9,900,000
    Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System             28,200,000         28,000,000         28,000,000
     (STARS) (TAMR Phase 1)............................
    Terminal Automation Modernization/Replacement                3,000,000          3,000,000         12,000,000
     Program (TAMR Phase 3)............................
    Terminal Automation Program........................          4,300,000          9,600,000          9,600,000
    Terminal Air Traffic Control Facilities--Replace...        136,545,476        176,000,000        176,000,000
    ATCT/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON)               37,900,000         38,900,000         38,900,000
     Facilities--Improve...............................
    Terminal Voice Switch Replacement (TVSR)...........          8,400,000         10,500,000         10,500,000
    NAS Facilities OSHA and Environmental Standards             26,000,000         26,000,000         26,000,000
     Compliance........................................
    Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR-9).................          8,800,000          3,500,000          3,500,000
    Terminal Digital Radar (ASR-11)....................         17,100,000         12,600,000         12,863,000
    DOD/FAA Facilities Transfer........................          1,400,000              - - -              - - -
    Precision Runway Monitors..........................          1,000,000              - - -              - - -
    Runway Status Lights...............................         26,960,000        117,300,000        117,300,000
    National Airspace System Voice Switch (NVS)........         10,000,000         26,600,000         26,600,000
    Weather System Processor...........................            700,000              - - -              - - -
    Next Generation Voice Recorder Replacement Program.         10,800,000         11,900,000         11,900,000
    Houston Area Air Traffic Systems (HAATS)...........          3,600,000              - - -              - - -
    Integrated Display System (IDS)....................          7,000,000          7,000,000          7,000,000
    ASR-8 Service Life Extension Program...............          3,000,000              - - -              - - -
    Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS)..........          4,500,000          1,900,000          1,900,000
    Remote Maintenance Monitoring......................              - - -          1,000,000          1,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Terminal Programs.....................        379,005,476        501,002,000        513,265,000
  Flight Service Programs:
    Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS)..........          8,500,000          5,500,000          5,500,000
    Flight Service Station (FSS) Modernization.........         14,600,000         20,100,000         20,100,000
    Weather Camera Program (moved from Safeflight).....          2,000,000          3,800,000          3,800,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Flight Service Programs...............         25,100,000         29,400,000         29,400,000
  Landing and Navigational Aids Program:
     VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) with                  7,500,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
     Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)................
    Instrument Landing System (ILS)--Establish.........          9,050,000          8,600,000         11,200,000
    Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS.......         91,656,000         97,400,000         92,600,000
     Runway Visual Range (RVR).........................          5,000,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
    Approach Lighting System Improvement Program                13,614,000          8,700,000          9,337,000
     (ALSIP)...........................................
    Distance Measuring Equipment (DME).................          6,000,000          6,000,000          6,000,000
    Visual NAVAIDS--Establish/Expand...................          1,700,000          3,700,000          3,700,000
    Instrument Flight Procudures Automation (IFPA).....         10,900,000          7,900,000          7,900,000
    Navigation and Landing Aids--Service Life Extension          1,000,000          6,000,000         11,000,000
     Program (SLEP)....................................
    VASI Replacement--Replace with Precision Approach            4,000,000          4,000,000          4,000,000
     Path Indicator....................................
    GPS Civil Requirements.............................         20,700,000         43,400,000         43,400,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Landing and Navigational Aids Programs        171,120,000        195,700,000        199,137,000
  Other ATC Facilities Programs:
    Fuel Storage Tank Replacement and Monitoring.......          6,100,000          6,200,000          6,200,000
    Unstaffed Infrastructure Sustainment...............         15,300,000         18,200,000         18,200,000
    Air Navigational Aids and ATC Facilities (Local              1,500,000              - - -              - - -
     Projects).........................................
    Aircraft Related Equipment Program.................          7,400,000          9,000,000          9,000,000
    Aircraft Related Equipment Simulator Replacement...            400,000          1,000,000          1,000,000
    Airport Cable Loop Systems--Sustained Support......          7,000,000          6,000,000          6,000,000
    Alaskan NAS Interfacility Communications System              5,000,000          9,000,000          9,000,000
     (ANICS)...........................................
    Facilities Decommissioning.........................          5,000,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
    Electrical Power Systems--Sustain/Support..........         50,000,000        101,000,000         91,000,000
    Aircraft Fleet Modernization--International                 24,900,000              - - -              - - -
     Aircraft..........................................
    Aircraft Fleet Modernization.......................          3,000,000          5,969,000          5,969,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Other ATC Facilities Programs.........        125,600,000        161,369,000        151,369,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
            Total, Activity 2..........................      1,561,525,476      1,570,871,000      1,568,571,000
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 3, Non-Air Traffic Control Facilities and
 Equipment:
  Support Equipment:
    Hazardous Materials Management.....................         18,000,000         20,000,000         20,000,000
    Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS).............         18,900,000         10,500,000         10,500,000
    Logistics Support System and Facilities (LSSF).....          9,300,000          9,300,000          9,300,000
    National Air Space Recovery Communications (RCOM)..         10,000,000         10,230,000         10,230,000
    Facility Security Risk Management..................         15,000,000         18,000,000         18,000,000
    Information Security...............................         12,000,000         12,276,000         12,276,000
    System Approach for Safety Oversight...............         14,300,000         20,000,000         20,000,000
    Aviation Safety Knowledge Management Environment             7,900,000          8,100,000          8,100,000
     (ASKME)...........................................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Support Equipment.....................        105,400,000        108,406,000        108,406,000
  Training, Equipment and Facilities:
    Aeronautical Center Infrastructure Modernization...         13,500,000         13,810,500         13,810,500
    National Airspace System (NAS) Training Facilities.          1,400,000              - - -              - - -
    Distance Learning..................................          1,500,000          1,500,000          1,500,000
    National Airspace System (NAS) Training--Simulator.         20,000,000          6,700,000          9,700,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Training, Equipment and Facilities....         36,400,000         22,010,500         25,010,500
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
            Total, Activity 3..........................        141,800,000        130,416,500        133,416,500
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 4, Facilities and Equipment Mission Support:
  System Support and Services:
    System Engineering and Development Support.........         31,000,000         31,700,000         31,700,000
    Program Support Leases.............................         43,504,524         37,500,000         37,500,000
    Logistics Support Services (LSS)...................          7,900,000         11,000,000         11,000,000
    Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Leases...........         15,800,000         16,200,000         16,200,000
    Transition Engineering Support.....................         10,700,000         15,000,000         14,300,000
    Frequency and Spectrum Engineering.................          3,500,000          3,600,000          3,600,000
    Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC).........         22,000,000         22,000,000         22,000,000
    Resource Tracking Program (RTP)....................          4,000,000          4,000,000          4,000,000
    Center for Advanced Aviation System Development             78,000,000         79,000,000         82,000,000
     (CAASD)...........................................
    Aeronautical Information Management Program........         10,000,000         10,000,000         10,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Activity 4..............................        226,404,524        230,000,000        232,300,000
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 5, Personnel and Related Expenses:
    Personnel and Related Expenses--ATO................        460,500,000        470,000,000        470,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, All Activities..........................      2,742,095,000      2,925,202,000      2,925,202,000
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             ENGINEERING, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    Advanced technology development and prototyping.--The 
Committee provides $43,800,000 for the advanced technology 
development and prototyping program. Within the funds provided, 
the Committee recommendation includes $12,000,000 for the 
runway incursion reduction program which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $2,000,000 above the budget 
request. The Committee maintains a steadfast commitment to 
reducing the incidents of runway incursions. The additional 
funds will be used to continue to accelerate the development of 
safety technologies that mitigate factors and reduce the 
likelihood of high-hazard runway incursions and ultimately 
reduce the risk of a runway collision. Specifically, this 
funding will support the operational evaluation of enhanced 
final approach runway occupancy signal for high density 
airports; to conduct a low cost ground surveillance pilot to 
evaluate investment alternatives; to evaluate light emitting 
diode technology applied to runway status lights; and, to 
develop low cost runway status light system design for small 
and medium airports.
    Next generation air transportation system.--The Committee 
recommendation includes significant increases above the fiscal 
year 2009 enacted level for the continued development of the 
FAA's next generation air transportation system (NextGen). The 
Committee's hearing on June 16, 2009 regarding the status of 
the FAA's NextGen program explored the challenges facing the 
FAA as the agency moves from its current ground-based radar to 
a satellite-based surveillance and navigation system. The FAA 
testified that of the five transformational programs, only two 
(ADS-B and SWIM) have gone to an initial investment decision. 
This multi-year, multi-billion dollar effort to modernize the 
FAA's aging air traffic control system is a complex undertaking 
and will require careful management and implementation. FAA 
must carefully develop and transition to the new system while 
maintaining its existing system. The Committee is anxious to 
see demonstrable progress on FAA's NextGen program and has only 
made modest modifications to the budget request. At the 
recommendation of the DOT Inspector General, FAA has begun to 
develop a gap analysis of the current system and the NextGen 
system. This gap analysis will be critical in determining the 
firm requirements and expected costs of these new systems. The 
Committee intends to carefully monitor the cost and schedule of 
each of the transformational programs as well as the supporting 
technologies.
    NextGen data communications.--The Committee recommends 
$46,700,000 for data communications in support of NextGen which 
represents a decrease of $5,000,000 below the budget request 
and an increase of $17,900,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level. The Committee acknowledges the importance of 
developing a reliable and efficient communication system 
between air traffic controllers and pilots. However, even with 
the dramatic increase over the fiscal year 2009 enacted level, 
the Committee notes that much of the budget request includes 
funding for planning and specifications development. The 
Committee will reconsider the funding for this program as the 
appropriations process moves forward to determine whether the 
recommended funding level will have a detrimental impact on the 
advancement of the data communications program.

              AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

    The bulk of the FAA's facilities and equipment funding is 
directed toward specific facility and technology improvements 
to en route programs; terminal programs; flight service 
programs; landing and navigational aids; and, other air traffic 
control facilities. The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,568,571,000 for these activities which represents a decrease 
of $2,300,000 below the funding level requested in the budget 
and $7,045,524 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level.

                           EN ROUTE PROGRAMS

    En route automation modernization (ERAM).--The Committee 
provides $171,750,000 for the en route modernization program 
which represents a decrease of $31,300,000 below the fiscal 
year 2009 enacted level and the same funding level requested in 
the budget. ERAM is the FAA's modernization program to replace 
the FAA's en route host computer system, its backup system and 
other related display system and radar position processor 
infrastructure. The Committee is concerned about reports of 
technical problems at some of the initial key sites. As the FAA 
completes the full deployment and implementation of the ERAM 
system, the Committee expects the agency to carefully monitor 
the system's effectiveness and to immediately address any 
technical shortfalls. The Committee directs the DOT Office of 
Inspector General to conduct a review of the FAA's deployment 
of the ERAM system including its overall functionality in the 
en route system and the need for any hardware and software 
enhancements.
    Next generation very high frequency air/ground 
communications system (NEXCOM).--The Committee recommendation 
includes $62,200,000 for FAA's NEXCOM program which represents 
a decrease of $8,000,000 below the budget request and an 
increase of $15,800,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level. The Committee recommendation provides two-thirds of the 
funding necessary for the procurement and installation of 
terminal and flight service radios.
    Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).--One of 
the key backbone technologies of NextGen is the automatic 
dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system. Once fully 
operational, ADS-B will provide an advanced surveillance 
technology which will result in greater positional accuracy and 
better utilization of airspace. In addition, it will reduce 
congestion, increase capacity, increase safety and provide 
greater predictability in departure and arrival times.
    In August, 2007, the FAA awarded a $1,800,000,000 service 
contract to build the ground infrastructure for ADS-B. The ADS-
B ground station receivers are expected to be operational by 
2010 and cover the entire nation by 2013. FAA is in the midst 
of a rulemaking regarding the aircraft avionic requirements 
necessary to broadcast the ADS-B signal. FAA expects the final 
rule will be issued in April 2010. One of the key challenges 
confronting the agency will be gaining broad user acceptance 
and aircraft equipage since many of the older commercial 
aircraft and general aviation aircraft are not currently 
equipped to broadcast the ADS-B signal. In that regard, the FAA 
should continue to explore options to lower the investment risk 
for NAS users which could serve to incentivize an earlier 
adoption of ADS-B avionics.

                           TERMINAL PROGRAMS

    Airport surface detection equipment (ASDE-X).--The 
Committee provides $20,302,000 for ASDE-X, an increase of 
$3,000,000 above the budget estimate and $13,398,000 below the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level. As of February 2009, the FAA 
has commissioned ASDE-X systems at 17 of the 35 planned 
airports. The Committee recommendation includes funding for 
costs associated with construction, site preparation, and 
equipment installation at sixteen airports. The additional 
funds are provided to complete all remaining planned sites as 
well as to analyze any potential software or equipment 
technology refresh needs.
    Terminal automation modernization/replacement program (TAMR 
Phase 3).--The Committee recommendation includes $12,000,000 
for the terminal automation modernization and replacement 
program which represents an increase of $9,000,000 above the 
budget request and fiscal year 2009 enacted level. Phase 3 of 
the TAMR program is intended to address the modernization and 
replacement of ARTS IIIE and ARTS IIE automation systems at 104 
current TRACON facilities, as well as any new TRACONs planned 
for the future. While FAA has invested significant resources in 
upgrading the automation systems at our nation's busiest air 
traffic control facilities, it is equally important that the 
automation systems at lower level facilities are upgraded as 
the FAA begins to implement ADS-B nationwide. The additional 
funds are provided to begin the necessary improvements to these 
automation systems as well as the digitization of radars 
necessary to accommodate a multi-sensor platform required by 
ADS-B.
    Terminal air traffic control facilities replacement.--The 
Committee provides a total of $176,000,000 for the FAA's tower 
and TRACON rehabilitation and replacement program, the same 
level as the budget request and an increase of $41,454,524 over 
the budget request.

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                                      FY 2010 budget
              Project                    estimate      House recommended
------------------------------------------------------------------------
New York, NY......................         $6,379,000         $6,379,000
Fort Lauderdale, FL...............          8,951,000          8,951,000
Las Vegas, NV.....................         71,415,552         71,415,552
Champaign, IL.....................          8,368,553          8,368,553
San Francisco, CA.................         21,000,000         21,000,000
Dayton, OH........................          1,121,654          1,121,654
Gulfport, MS......................          5,642,940          5,642,940
Missoula, MT......................            923,200            923,200
Memphis, TN.......................          3,821,375          3,821,375
West Palm Beach, FL...............          1,508,455          1,508,455
Traverse City, MI.................          3,501,458          3,501,458
Kona, HI..........................          3,160,000          3,160,000
Islip, NY.........................          1,309,823          1,309,823
Houston, TX.......................          8,990,000          8,990,000
Pensacola, FL.....................          1,924,610          1,924,610
Reno, NV..........................          1,301,742          1,301,742
Cleveland, OH.....................          5,095,000          5,095,000
LaGuardia, NY.....................          1,406,000          1,406,000
Kalamazoo, MI.....................          6,992,500          6,992,500
Las Cruces, NM....................            100,000            100,000
Broomfield, CO....................          4,632,607          4,632,607
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Terminal digital radar (ASR-11).--The Committee provides 
$12,863,000 for the terminal digital radar (ASR-11) program 
which represents an increase of $263,000 above the budget 
estimate and $4,237,000 below the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level. Within the funds provided, the Committee recommendation 
includes $4,400,000, as requested, for technology refresh 
requirements necessary for the signal data processor portion of 
the ASR-11 system. In addition, the recommendation includes 
$263,000 for the acquisition and installation of an ASR-11 
system at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Reno, NV.
    Runway status lights.--The Committee supports the requested 
robust increase for the FAA's runway status lights (RWSL) 
program. As such, the Committee recommendation includes 
$117,300,000 for RWSL which is the same level in the budget 
request. The National Transportation Safety Board has included 
runway incursions or runway safety on its ``Most Wanted List'' 
since 1990 and has acknowledged the potential benefit that RWSL 
can bring to improving runway safety. The Committee 
recommendation includes funding for construction, design, 
procurement and operational deployment activities. The 
Committee understands that FAA's current RWSL waterfall plans 
to start construction at the following sites: Phoenix Sky 
Harbor; George Bush Houston International Airport; Baltimore-
Washington International Airport; Detroit Metro; Washington-
Dulles International Airport; Las Vegas McCarran Airport; 
Charlotte Douglas Airport; Minneapolis-St. Paul International 
Airport; Ft. Lauderdale Airport; and, Hartsfield-Jackson 
International Airport.

                     LANDING AND NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

    Instrument landing system establishment.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $11,200,000 for instrument landing 
systems which is $2,600,000 above the budget request and 
$2,150,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. Within the 
funds provided, the Committee directs the following 
distribution:
 Castle Airport ILS, CA................................          $520,000
Hazard-Perry County Airport ILS, Hazard, KY...........           500,000
Kinston Regional Jetport ILS upgrade, NC..............           500,000
Napa County Airport glide slope on Runway 36L, CA.....           280,000
Southern Vermont Regional Airport lighting, North                800,000
 Clarendon, VT........................................
    Wide area augmentation system (WAAS).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $92,600,000 for the wide area 
augmentation system program, which represents a decrease of 
$4,800,000 below the level requested in the budget and an 
increase of $944,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. 
Through fiscal year 2009, the total federal investment in the 
WAAS program has been $1,439,824,800 and the FAA's capital 
investment plan anticipates a WAAS funding requirement in 
excess of $100,000,000 each year from fiscal year 2011 to 
fiscal year 2014.
    Approach lighting system improvement program.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $9,337,000 for the approach 
lighting system improvement program which is $637,000 above the 
budget request and $4,277,000 below the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level. Within the funds provided, the Committee 
includes $4,000,000, as requested in the budget, for the ALSF-2 
support structure at runway end 16C at Seattle-Tacoma 
International Airport, WA and $637,000 for the installation of 
a medium approach lighting system at Arlington Municipal 
Airport, TX.
    Navigation and landing aids (NAVAIDs).--The Committee 
includes $11,000,000 for the FAA's navigation and landing aids 
program which represents an increase of $5,000,000 above the 
budget request and $10,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level. The FAA reports that 60 percent of all visual 
and navigation aids in the national air space are greater than 
23 years old and exceed their 20 years of economic service life 
by three or more years. In addition, the DOT Inspector General 
has recommended that the FAA take additional action to address 
the NAVAIDs that are located in runway safety areas. Some of 
these NAVAIDs need to be relocated or modified with frangible 
bolts to minimize the safety risk. The Committee provides an 
increase above the request to accelerate the replacement or 
modification of the NAVAIDs that pose the greatest risk in 
runway safety areas, including the procurement and installation 
of runway end identification lights.
    VASI Replacement--Precision approach path indicator 
(PAPI).--The Committee recommendation includes $4,000,000 for 
the procurement of 10 PAPI systems and 11 new replacement 
projects, as requested in the budget. The Committee understands 
that the existing VASI systems do not meet the visual slope 
indicator standard for the International Civil Aviation 
Organization. The Committee understands that FAA intends to 
replace 850 systems during Phase 2 of the program. The 
Committee strongly urges the FAA to move expeditiously to meet 
this requirement by replacing VASI systems with new PAPI 
systems.

             OTHER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES PROGRAMS

    Electrical power systems.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $91,000,000 for electrical power systems, an increase 
of $41,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and 
$10,000,000 below the budget request. The Committee notes that 
the FAA's electrical power systems received $50,000,000 in the 
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act for additional upgrades 
on top of the funds provided in the fiscal year 2009 
appropriations act. The Committee makes the reduction below the 
budget request in order to fund other programmatic priorities.

                   TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

    National airspace system training simulators.--The 
Committee recommendation includes $9,700,000 for training 
simulators which represents an increase of $3,000,000 above the 
budget request and $10,300,000 below the fiscal year enacted 
level. The Committee continues to believe that these tower 
simulators are a useful training tool for both new and 
experienced controllers. The Committee expects that the funds 
provided above the budget request will be utilized to procure 
and deploy additional simulators and to make the necessary 
facility modifications to accommodate these vital training 
tools.

                            MISSION SUPPORT

    Transition engineering support.--The recommendation 
includes $14,300,000 for transition engineering support which 
is $700,000 below the budget request and $3,600,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level. The reduction below the budget 
request is done without prejudice in order to meet other 
programmatic priorities.
    Center for advanced aviation systems development (CAASD).--
The Committee provides $82,000,000 for CAASD, an increase of 
$3,000,000 above the budget estimate. The Committee recognizes 
the valuable contribution that CAASD makes in providing 
critical research and data analysis for the myriad of programs 
that support the national airspace system and the FAA's NextGen 
program. CAASD's analysis of sensitive and propriety 
information currently plays a role in helping the FAA and major 
air carriers identify safety risks before accidents occur. The 
increase above the budget request is provided to expedite the 
inclusion of this analysis to smaller regional airlines and 
general aviation to help address the different risks they face. 
In addition, the Committee provides resources to analyze and 
calculate the costs and benefits of proposed NextGen-related 
avionics equipage.

                     PERSONNEL AND RELATED EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $470,000,000 for personnel and 
related expenses which is an increase of $9,500,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same level as the budget 
request. This appropriation finances the personnel, travel and 
related expenses of the FAA's facilities and equipment 
workforce.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

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

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $171,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       180,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       195,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +24,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +15,000,000
    This appropriation provides funding for long-term research, 
engineering and development programs to improve the air traffic 
control system and to raise the level of aviation safety, as 
authorized by the Airport and Airway Improvement Act and the 
Federal Aviation Act. The appropriation also finances the 
research, engineering and development needed to establish or 
modify federal air regulations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $195,000,000, an increase of 
$24,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and 
$15,000,000 above the President's budget estimate.
    A table showing the fiscal year 2009 enacted level, the 
fiscal year 2010 budget estimate, and the Committee 
recommendation follows:

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Fiscal year 2009   Fiscal year 2010      Committee
                        Program                               enacted            estimate        recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Improve Commercial Aviation Safety.....................        $90,763,000        $91,085,000        $93,085,000
    Fire research and safety...........................          6,650,000          7,799,000          7,799,000
    Propulsion and fuel systems........................          3,669,000          3,105,000          3,105,000
    Advanced materials/structural safety...............          2,920,000          2,448,000          4,448,000
    Atmospheric hazards/digital system safety..........          4,838,000          4,482,000          4,482,000
    Aging aircraft.....................................         14,589,000         10,944,000         10,944,000
    Aircraft catastrophic failure prevention...........            436,000          1,545,000          1,545,000
    Flightdeck safety/systems integration..............          7,465,000          7,128,000          7,128,000
    Aviation safety risk analysis......................         12,488,000         12,698,000         12,698,000
    ATC/AF human factors...............................         10,469,000         10,302,000         10,302,000
    Aeromedical research...............................          8,395,000         10,378,000         10,378,000
    Weather research...................................         16,968,000         16,789,000         16,789,000
    Unmanned aircraft system...........................          1,876,000          3,467,000          3,467,000
Improve Efficiency of the ATC System...................         43,226,000         48,543,000         48,543,000
    Joint program and development office...............         14,466,000         14,407,000         14,407,000
    Wake turbulence....................................         10,132,000         10,631,000         10,631,000
    GPS Civil Requirements.............................                 --                 --                 --
    NextGen--Air Ground Integration....................          2,554,000          5,688,000          5,688,000
    NextGen--Self Separation...........................          8,025,000          8,247,000          8,247,000
    NextGen--Weather Technology in the Cockpit.........          8,049,000          9,570,000          9,570,000
Reduce Environmental Impacts...........................         31,658,000         34,992,000         47,992,000
    Environment and energy.............................         15,608,000         15,522,000         15,522,000
    NextGen Environmental Research--Aircraft                    16,050,000         19,470,000         32,470,000
     Technologies, Fuels and Metrics...................
Mission Support........................................          5,353,000          5,380,000          5,380,000
    System planning and resource management............          1,817,000          1,766,000          1,766,000
    Technical laboratory facilities....................          3,536,000          3,614,000          3,614,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
      Total............................................        171,000,000        180,000,000        195,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Advanced materials/structural safety.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $4,448,000 for the FAA's advanced 
materials and structural safety research. This program helps 
the FAA achieve its strategic goal of preventing accidents that 
result from structural failure. Within the amounts provided, 
$1,000,000 is included for the National Institute for Aviation 
Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University for composite 
airframe maintenance and airworthiness awareness training. An 
additional $1,000,000 is provided to NIAR for advanced 
materials research in support of aviation safety.
    NextGen environmental research--aircraft technologies, 
fuels and metrics.--The Committee provides $32,470,000 for the 
FAA's NextGen environmental research aircraft technologies, 
fuels and metrics program which represents a $13,000,000 
increase above the budget request. These substantial additional 
funds will assist the continuous, lower energy, emissions, and 
noise program (CLEEN) to speed the research and development of 
alternative jet fuels. Within this amount, $10,000,000 shall be 
used to accelerate certification assistance activities for 
aviation fuels derived from non-food biomass feedstocks. The 
remaining $3,000,000 shall be used to quantify emissions and 
develop Life Cycle Analyses (LCA) for certified fuels. As part 
of this activity, the Committee expects that the FAA to work 
with the EPA to leverage the LCA model being developed by the 
EPA under the Energy Security and Independence Act of 2007.
    The Committee strongly believes this funding is needed to 
accelerate the development and certification of renewable jet 
fuels. The aviation industry is currently responsible for 3 
percent of greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to account 
for 5 percent by 2050. In addition, fuel costs have recently 
become the largest portion of airlines operating costs. 
Renewable jet fuels that meet the unique performance 
requirements of the aviation industry are needed to reduce the 
industry's environmental impact and ensure the availability of 
low cost fuels in a carbon constrained economy. Given the 
stringent safety and performance requirements that aviation 
fuels must meet, the FAA is the appropriate entity to leverage 
the results of R&D; programs being administered by DOE and USDA 
to ensure the industry's needs are addressed.

                       GRANTS-IN-AID FOR AIRPORTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...     $3,600,000,000   ($3,514,500,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..      3,000,000,000    (3,515,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...........      3,000,000,000    (3,515,000,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year            600,000,000         (+500,000)
 2009.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year                   ---               (--)
 2010.............................
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    The bill includes a liquidating cash appropriation of 
$3,000,000,000 for grants-in-aid for airports, authorized by 
the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. 
This funding provides for liquidation of obligations incurred 
pursuant to contract authority and annual limitations on 
obligations for grants-in-aid for airport planning and 
development, noise compatibility and planning, the military 
airport program, reliever airports, airport program 
administration, and other authorized activities.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The bill includes a limitation on obligations of 
$3,515,000,000 for fiscal year 2010 which is the same level as 
the budget request and $500,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level.

                  ADMINISTRATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    Airport administrative expenses.--Within the overall 
obligation limitation, the bill includes $93,422,000 for the 
administration of the airports program by the FAA. This funding 
level is equal to the budget request and $5,968,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level. Within the amounts provided, 
the recommendation includes $1,938,000 as requested to 
implement the airport safety management system; collect airport 
data on the 14,000 private airports across the country; improve 
data systems to track passenger airline activity at medium and 
large hub airports; improve the system for maintaining 
Headquarters and regional electronic records; and, to hire an 
additional wildlife biologist, electrical engineer, 
international aviation specialist, three airspace staffing 
specialists, an airport planning and geographical information 
system (GIS) specialist, and an information technology 
specialist.
    Airport cooperative research program (ACRP).--The 
recommendation includes $15,000,000 which is the same level as 
the budget request and the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. The 
ACRP was established through Section 712 of the ``Vision 100--
Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act'' (P.L. 108-176) to 
identify shared problem areas facing airports that can be 
solved through applied research but are not adequately 
addressed by existing Federal research programs. The Committee 
believes that ACRP can help advance opportunities for green 
airport development. Residential and commercial building 
sectors continue to evolve towards green design, however, the 
Committee notes that there are no existing standards that 
appropriately address the expansive paved operational 
footprints of airports. As such, the Committee directs FAA to 
work with airports and relevant research organizations to 
identify best practices and potential design and construction 
sustainability standards that accommodate the unique structural 
and operational characteristics of airports.
    Airport technology research.--The recommendation includes a 
minimum of $22,472,000 for the FAA's airport technology 
research program. The funds provided for this program are 
utilized to conduct research in the areas of airport pavement; 
airport marking and lighting; airport rescue and firefighting; 
airport planning and design; wildlife hazard mitigation; and, 
visual guidance. Within the amounts provided, $2,375,000 is 
included to begin phase 1 of a state of the art visual guidance 
technology test bed to improve signs, lighting and markings on 
active airport facilities.
    Runway safety areas (RSAs).--Runway safety has been on the 
National Transportation Safety Board's ``Most Wanted List'' for 
over a decade. The FAA has initiated a number of strategies to 
improve safety on our nation's airport runways and taxiways. 
These strategies include additional lighting systems and runway 
markings; the development and deployment of technologies that 
are designed to minimize the potential for runway incursions 
between aircraft and ground support equipment; and, extensions 
and improvements to airport runway safety areas. On March 3, 
2009, the OIG issued a report on the FAA's runway safety 
efforts to date. While the OIG noted that the FAA and airport 
sponsors have made significant progress improving RSAs over the 
last decade, challenges still exist in bringing the remaining 
RSAs up to standard at 11 of our nation's 30 largest airports. 
In addition, the OIG found that over forty percent of the 
airports in their review had non-compliant navigation aids 
(NAVAIDs) and that the FAA's quality control procedures for 
tracking RSA data was lacking. The Committee understands that 
the FAA has agreed to implement the OIG's recommendations with 
regard to RSAs, including the recommendation to provide 
additional detail in FAA's annual RSA report to Congress. In 
that regard, the Committee continues bill language requiring 
annual RSA reports and expects the FAA to expand the report to 
include the information as recommended by the OIG.

                         HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS

    Of the funds covered by the obligation limitation in this 
bill, the Committee directs FAA to provide not less than the 
following funding levels, out of available resources, for the 
following projects in the corresponding amounts. The Committee 
agrees that state apportionment funds may be construed as 
discretionary funds for the purposes of implementing this 
provision. To the maximum extent possible, the administrator 
should work to ensure that airport sponsors for these projects 
first use available entitlement funds to finance the projects. 
However, the FAA should not require sponsors to apply carryover 
entitlement to discretionary projects funded in the coming 
year, but only those entitlements applicable to the fiscal year 
2009 obligation limitation. The Committee further directs that 
the specific funding allocated above shall not diminish or 
prejudice the application of a specific airport or geographic 
region to receive other AIP discretionary grants or multiyear 
letters of intent.

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                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Runway incursion prevention systems and devices.--
Consistent with the provisions of Public Law 106-181 and the 
fiscal year 2004 through 2009 Appropriations Acts, the bill 
allows funds under this limitation to be used for airports to 
procure and install runway incursion prevention systems and 
devices.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

    Section 110. The Committee retains a provision limiting the 
number of technical workyears at the Center for Advanced 
Aviation Systems Development to 600 in fiscal year 2010.
    Section 111. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from requiring airport sponsors to provide the agency 
``without cost'' building construction, maintenance, utilities 
and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned buildings, except in 
the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
reimbursement for fees collected and credited under 49 U.S.C. 
Sec. 45303.
    Section 113. The Committee retains a provision allowing 
reimbursement of funds for providing technical assistance to 
foreign aviation authorities to be credited to the operations 
account.
    Section 114. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the current terms and conditions of FAA's aviation insurance 
program, commonly known as the ``war risk insurance'' program, 
for one additional year, from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 
2010.
    Section. 115. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules 
at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey.
    Section 116. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds limited in this Act for the Airport Improvement Program 
to be provided to an airport that refuses a request from the 
Secretary of Transportation to use public space at the airport 
for the purpose of conducting outreach on air passenger rights.
    Section 117. The Committee includes a provision which 
prohibits the FAA from paying Sunday premium pay except in 
those cases where the individual actually worked on a Sunday. 
This language was previously included in the Operations section 
of the bill and has been in effect since fiscal year 1995.
    Section 118. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
FAA from using funds to purchase store gift cards or gift 
certificates through a government-issued credit card. This 
language was previously carried in the Operations section of 
the bill and has been in effect since fiscal year 2004.

                     Federal Highway Administration

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides 
financial assistance to the states to construct and improve 
roads and highways, and provides technical assistance to other 
agencies and organizations involved in road building 
activities. Title 23 of the United States Code and other 
supporting legislation provide authority for the various 
activities of the FHWA. Funding is provided by contract 
authority, with program levels established by annual 
limitations on obligations set in Appropriations Acts.
    The current surface transportation authorization act, the 
Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity 
Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), is set to expire on 
September 30, 2009 and no reauthorization actions have been 
completed yet by Congress. Therefore, in developing the fiscal 
year 2010 appropriations recommendations for the federal-aid 
highway programs authorized by SAFETEA-LU, the Committee has 
generally assumed the continuation of the program structure and 
funding levels in current law as if extended through fiscal 
year 2010 even though the actual future structure of the 
highway program is unknown at this time.

                  SUMMARY OF FISCAL YEAR 2010 PROGRAM

    At the time the Committee began consideration of this bill 
to fund transportation programs for fiscal year 2010, the 
Administration was still developing its reauthorization 
proposal for surface transportation programs and, consequently, 
the President's budget that was submitted to the Committee 
contained no policy or funding recommendations for programs 
subject to reauthorization. The President's budget instead 
provides only baseline funding levels for all highway, transit, 
motor carrier safety, and highway safety programs, including 
increases mostly for only pay raises and other non-pay 
inflation adjustments.
    For highways, the budget proposes a funding level of 
$41,107,000,000, which is $407,000,000 or one percent above the 
fiscal year 2009 level of $40,700,000,000. However, in 
recognition of the fact that the highway account of the highway 
trust fund cannot support even this baseline level with the 
current gas tax and other existing highway user fees, the 
budget provides only $5,000,000,000 as a limitation on 
obligations from the highway trust fund with the remaining 
$36,100,000,000 being provided as discretionary budget 
authority from the general fund. The President's budget notes 
that this funding presentation does not represent the 
Administration's recommended funding level or a budget approach 
for the upcoming reauthorization but is instead intended to 
accurately depict the condition of the highway trust fund and 
recognize that, under current law, maintaining even baseline 
spending would require support from the general fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total program level of 
$41,971,700,000 for the activities of the FHWA in fiscal year 
2010. The recommendation is $125,700,000 above the budget 
request and $356,173,375 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level (excluding rescissions).
    The following table summarizes the program levels within 
the FHWA for fiscal year 2009 enacted, the fiscal year 2010 
budget request, and the Committee's recommendation:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                    Fiscal year     Fiscal year   Recommended in
                             Program                               2009 enacted    2010 request      the bill
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Federal-aid highways (limitation)...............................      40,700,000       5,000,000      41,107,000
Federal-aid highways, general fund share........................  ..............      36,107,000  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................      40,700,000      41,107,000      41,107,000
Exempt contract authority.......................................         739,000         739,000         739,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................      41,439,000      41,846,000      41,846,000
Rescission of contract authority................................      -3,195,158  ..............  ..............
SAFETEA-LU rescission of contract authority.....................      -8,708,000  ..............  ..............
Appalachian development highway system..........................           9,500  ..............  ..............
Denali access system program....................................           5,700  ..............  ..............
Surface transportation priorities...............................         161,327  ..............         125,700
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................      29,712,369      41,846,000      41,971,700
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                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    ($390,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     (415,396,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................     (413,533,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2008...................     (+23,533,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2009..................      (-1,863,000)
    This limitation controls spending for the salaries and 
expenses of the FHWA required to conduct and administer the 
federal-aid highway program, highway-related research, and most 
other federal highway programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $413,533,000 for 
fiscal year 2010, which is $1,863,000 below the budget request 
and $23,533,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level. The bill also 
includes language to make $3,524,000 in contract authority 
above this limitation available to the Office of Inspector 
General (OIG) to conduct audits and investigations related to 
the FHWA and $285,000 in contract authority above this 
limitation for the OIG's annual audit of the FHWA's financial 
statements. In addition, $3,220,000 in contract authority above 
this limitation is made available for the administrative 
expenses of the Appalachian Regional Commission in accordance 
with section 104 of title 23, United States Code.
    Full-time equivalent staff years (FTE).--For several years, 
the Committee has set an FTE ceiling of 2,430 for the FHWA. 
However, because of across-the-board cuts, unfunded mandatory 
cost increases, and other budget constraints that have occurred 
over the past several years, the FHWA has not had the resources 
to backfill all of its vacancies and has dropped well below 
this FTE ceiling. The FHWA's budget requests $7,929,000 to fund 
an additional 65 FTE to achieve a staffing level of 2,292 FTE 
in fiscal year 2010. According to the agency, these additional 
positions would be targeted in the following areas: 1) 
fulfilling the agency's national leadership role by developing 
innovative solutions to national transportation needs (9 FTE); 
improving the performance of the highway system by developing, 
evaluating, and documenting performance indicators to provide 
safe, reliable, effective, and sustainable mobility to all 
users (21 FTE); improve program delivery through successful 
partnerships, value-added stewardship, and risk-based oversight 
(32 FTE); and improving corporate capacity by ensuring that the 
workforce is optimally deployed to meet the agency's mission 
today as well as in the future (3 FTE). The Committee agrees 
that additional staff should be devoted to improving program 
delivery, increasing system performance, and providing direct 
oversight and assistance to state and local agencies and, 
therefore, has provided $6,466,000 to fund 53 of the additional 
FTE requested to specifically address these needs.
    Travel.--In fiscal year 2004, the FHWA spent almost 
$12,000,000 on travel but over the subsequent five years the 
agency's travel funding was reduced to under $9,600,000. The 
FHWA claims that these reductions have inhibited the agency's 
ability to provide more than basic program oversight. In 
addition, the agency contends that travel cuts have resulted in 
less frequent contact with transportation partners, increased 
the response time to requests for on-site technical assistance, 
reduced the scope and sample size of program reviews, and 
decreased its ability to deliver training to partners and 
customers. In order to address these shortcomings, the budget 
requests an additional $900,000 for travel to improve the level 
of program oversight, reestablish relationships with existing 
partners, and establish new relationships with emerging 
partners. Although supportive of the FHWA being more vigilant 
and increasing its oversight and stewardship of the federal-aid 
highway program, the Committee believes that a nine percent 
increase to the travel budget is a bit excessive in the current 
fiscal environment. Therefore, the Committee has provided a 
more reasonable increase of $500,000 and has set the total 
travel budget at $10,130,000 in fiscal year 2010. The Committee 
intends to monitor how the agency uses these funds to determine 
whether additional resources might be warranted in the future.

                 LIMITATION ON TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    ($429,800,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010\1\...................           (- - -)
Recommended in the bill...............................     (429,800,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           (- - -)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................   (+429,800,000)\1\An unspecified amount for fiscal year 2010 is assumed within the
  federal-aid obligation limitation.

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes an obligation limitation for 
transportation research of $429,800,000 in fiscal year 2010, 
which is equal to the fiscal year 2009 level. However, because 
reauthorization actions have not yet been completed, the 
Committee has not provided a break out of the transportation 
research program by activities since this pending legislation 
is likely to change the structure of the existing program. Even 
so, the Committee provides a limitation on the research program 
as has been past practice.

                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................     ($40,700,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       (5,000,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...........................      (41,107,000,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...............        (+407,000,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..............     (+36,107,000,000)
    The federal-aid highways program is designed to aid in the 
development, operations and management of an intermodal 
transportation system that is economically efficient, 
environmentally sound, provides the foundation for the nation 
to compete in the global economy, and moves people and goods 
safely.
    All programs included within the federal-aid highways 
program are financed from the highway trust fund and most are 
distributed via apportionments and allocations to states. The 
federal-aid highways program is funded by contract authority 
and liquidating cash appropriations are subsequently provided 
to fund outlays resulting from obligations incurred under 
contract authority.
    The Committee sets, through the annual appropriations 
process, an overall limitation on the total contract authority 
that can be obligated under the federal-aid highways program in 
a given year. The Committee also provides direction and other 
guidance regarding some of the programs that operate under this 
overall limitation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    With regard to fiscal year 2010, the Committee finds itself 
in a position where the existing authorizing legislation has 
expired and no program authority extends into the coming fiscal 
year. In addition, the scope and structure of the federal-aid 
highways program are likely to be reshaped by the pending 
actions of the House and Senate authorizing committees. 
Therefore, the Committee has followed the program structure 
found in SAFETEA-LU and set an overall program level for the 
federal-aid highway program by placing an obligation limitation 
on contract authority made available from the highway trust 
fund but has remained silent regarding the underlying program 
structure since these details are unknown at this time. This 
approach is also consistent with the concurrent resolution on 
the budget for fiscal year 2010, S. Con. Res. 13, which was 
passed by both the House and the Senate on April 29, 2009.
    The bill includes language limiting fiscal year 2010 
federal-aid highways obligations to $41,107,000,000, an 
increase of $407,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level and an increase of $36,107,000,000 above the budget 
request.
    The Committee has continued bill language that allows the 
Secretary to charge and collect fees from the applicant for a 
direct loan, guaranteed loan, or line of credit to cover the 
cost of the financial and legal analyses performed on behalf of 
the Department. These fees are not subject to any obligation 
limitation or the limitation on administrative expenses set for 
the transportation infrastructure finance and innovation 
program under section 608 of title 23, United States Code.
    Federal-aid highways and bridges are managed through a 
federal-state partnership. States and localities maintain 
ownership and responsibility for maintenance, repair and new 
construction of roads. State highway departments have the 
authority to initiate federal-aid projects subject to FHWA 
approval of plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The 
federal government provides financial support for construction 
and repair through matching grants, the terms of which vary 
with the type of road. There are approximately four million 
miles of public roads in the United States and about 600,000 
bridges. The federal government provides grants to states to 
assist in financing the construction and preservation of about 
985,000 miles (24 percent) of these roads, which represents the 
National Highway System plus key feeder and collector routes. 
Highways eligible for federal aid carry about 85 percent of 
total U.S. highway traffic.
    For years, federal-aid highways funds have been made 
available to the states through a mix of apportioned programs, 
which are distributed using a formula provided in law, and 
allocated programs, which are distributed based on criteria set 
in law and allow for some discretion on the part of the 
secretary in selecting recipients. As stated previously, the 
structure of the federal-aid highway program for fiscal year 
2010 is unknown at this time due to the lack of authorizing 
legislation. However, many of the apportioned programs that 
currently exist are likely to continue and, therefore, the 
descriptions of major highway programs that follow are based on 
current law:
    Surface transportation program (STP).--STP is a flexible 
program that may be used by states and localities for projects 
on any federal-aid highway, bridge projects on any public road, 
transit capital projects, and intracity and intercity bus 
terminals and facilities. A portion of STP funds are set aside 
for transportation enhancements and state sub-allocations are 
provided. The federal share for STP is generally 80 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment, with a four-year 
availability period.
    National highway system (NHS).--The NHS program provides 
funding for a designated National Highway System consisting of 
roads that are of primary federal interest. The NHS consists of 
the current Interstate, other rural principal arterials, urban 
freeways and connecting urban principal arterials, and 
facilities on the Defense Department's designated Strategic 
Highway Network, and roads connecting the NHS to intermodal 
facilities. Legislation designating the 161,000 mile system was 
enacted in 1995 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) added to the system the highways and 
connections to transportation facilities identified in the May 
24, 1996, report to Congress. The federal share for the NHS 
program is generally 80 percent, subject to the sliding scale 
adjustment, with an availability period of four-years.
    Interstate maintenance (IM) program.--The IM program 
finances projects to rehabilitate, restore, resurface and 
reconstruct the Interstate system. Reconstruction that 
increases capacity, other than HOV lanes, is not eligible for 
IM funds. The federal share for the IM program is 90 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment, and funds are 
available for four years.
    Funds provided for the IM discretionary program in fiscal 
year 2010 shall be available for the following activities in 
the corresponding amounts:

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    Bridge replacement and rehabilitation program.--The bridge 
program enables states to improve the condition of their 
bridges through replacement, rehabilitation, and systematic 
preventive maintenance. The funds are available for use on all 
bridges, including those on roads functionally classified as 
rural minor collectors and as local. Bridge program funds have 
a four-year period of availability with a federal share for all 
projects, except those on the Interstate System, of 80 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment. For those bridges on 
the Interstate System, the federal share is 90 percent, subject 
to the sliding scale adjustment.
    Congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program 
(CMAQ).--The CMAQ program directs funds toward transportation 
projects and programs to help meet and maintain national 
ambient air quality standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, and 
particulate matter. A minimum \1/2\ percent of the 
apportionment is guaranteed to each state.
    Highway safety improvement program (HSIP).--The new HSIP 
(previously funded by a set-aside from STP) was established as 
a core program beginning in 2006. The program, which features 
strategic safety planning and performance, devotes additional 
resources and supports innovative approaches to reducing 
highway fatalities and injuries on all public roads.
    Appalachian development highway system.--This program makes 
funds available to construct highways and access roads under 
section 201 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 
1965. Under current law, funding is available until expended 
and is distributed among the 13 eligible states based on the 
latest available cost-to-complete estimate prepared by the 
Appalachian Regional Commission.
    Equity bonus program.--The equity bonus (replaces TEA-21's 
minimum guarantee) provides additional funds to states to 
ensure that each state's total funding from apportioned 
programs and for high priority projects meets certain equity 
considerations. Each state is guaranteed a minimum rate of 
return on its share of contributions to the highway account of 
the highway trust fund, and a minimum increase relative to the 
average dollar amount of apportionments under TEA-21. Certain 
states maintain the share of total apportionments they each 
received during TEA-21. An open-ended authorization is 
provided, ensuring that there will be sufficient funds to meet 
the objectives of the equity bonus.
    Emergency relief (ER).--The ER program provides funds for 
the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways and 
bridges and federally-owned roads and bridges that have 
suffered serious damage as the result of natural disasters or 
catastrophic failures. The ER program supplements the 
commitment of resources by states, their political 
subdivisions, or federal agencies to help pay for unusually 
heavy expenses resulting from extraordinary conditions.
    Federal lands.--This category funds improvement for forest 
highways; park roads and parkways; Indian reservation roads; 
and refuge roads. The federal lands highways program provides 
for transportation planning, research, engineering, and 
construction of highways, roads, parkways, and transit 
facilities that provide access to or within public lands, 
national parks, and Indian reservations.
    Funds provided for the federal lands program in fiscal year 
2010 shall be available for the following activities in the 
corresponding amounts:

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    The Committee directs that the funds allocated above are to 
be derived from the FHWA's public lands highways discretionary 
program and not from funds allocated to the National Park 
Service's or the Fish and Wildlife Service's regions.
    Ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities.--This program 
provides funding for the construction of ferry boats and ferry 
terminal facilities and requires that $20,000,000 from each 
fiscal year be set aside for marine highway systems that are 
part of the National Highway System for use by the states of 
Alaska, New Jersey and Washington.
    Funds provided for the ferry boats and ferry terminal 
facilities program in fiscal year 2010 shall be available for 
the following activities in the corresponding amounts:

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    National scenic byways program.--This program provides 
funding for roads that are designated by the Secretary of 
Transportation as All American Roads (AAR) or National Scenic 
Byways (NSB). These roads have outstanding scenic, historic, 
cultural, natural, recreational, and archaeological qualities.
    Transportation, community, and system preservation (TCSP) 
program.--This program provides grants to states and local 
governments for planning, developing, and implementing 
strategies to integrate transportation, community and system 
preservation plans and practices. These grants may be used to 
improve the efficiency of the transportation system; reduce the 
impacts of transportation on the environment; reduce the need 
for costly future investments in public infrastructure; and 
provide efficient access to jobs, services, and centers of 
trade.
    Funds provided for the TCSP program in fiscal year 2010 
shall be available for the following activities in the 
corresponding amounts:

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    Delta region transportation development program.--This 
program encourages multistate transportation planning and 
supports the development of transportation infrastructure in 
the eight states that comprise the region of the Mississippi 
Delta: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
    Funds provided for the delta region transportation 
development program in fiscal year 2010 shall be available for 
the following activities in the corresponding amounts:

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    Transportation infrastructure finance and innovation 
(TIFIA) program.--The TIFIA credit program provides funds to 
assist in the development of surface transportation projects of 
regional and national significance. The goal is to develop 
major infrastructure facilities through greater non-federal and 
private sector participation, building on public willingness to 
dedicate future revenues or user fees in order to receive 
transportation benefits earlier than would be possible under 
traditional funding techniques. The TIFIA program provides 
secured loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit 
that may be drawn upon to supplement project revenues, if 
needed, during the first 10 years of project operations. As 
required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this account 
records, for this program, the subsidy costs associated with 
the direct loans, loan guarantees, and lines of credit 
obligated in 1992 and beyond (including modifications of direct 
loans or loan guarantees that resulted from obligations or 
commitments in any year), as well as administrative expenses of 
this program. The subsidy amounts are estimated on a present 
value basis; the administrative expenses are estimated on a 
cash basis.
    For several years, borrower demand for the TIFIA credit 
program required fewer resources than authorized, leading to 
the accumulation of excess funding balances that were 
periodically rescinded by Congress in order to fund higher 
priority initiatives. During that time, the Department had the 
resources to pay the entire subsidy cost of credit assistance 
provided under the TIFIA program. More recently, however, the 
number and size of TIFIA project applications have increased to 
the point where the annual budget authority provided to the 
program is no longer adequate to support every project's entire 
subsidy cost. Last fall, the Department elected to address this 
shortfall by prioritizing all pending applications, capping the 
subsidy cost assistance available to any single project, 
utilizing existing statutory authority to collect any shortage 
directly from the applicants, and thus support more projects 
than it otherwise could. Two loans, for the Inter-County 
Connector in Maryland and the I-595 Corridor Improvements in 
Florida, closed earlier this year and six others are expected 
to close later this year or early next fiscal year. The 
Committee is encouraged by the increased interest in the TIFIA 
credit program, but concerned that the change in policy might 
have a detrimental financial impact on each applicant. The 
Committee urges the Department to ensure that any policy 
changes relating to the TIFIA application process are fair, 
equitable and applied consistently. In addition, the Committee 
encourages the Department to revisit the TIFIA subsidy payment 
issue, including the repayment of any subsidy fees previously 
paid by a borrower, should interest in the program wane and a 
funding balance surplus once again accumulate.
    Federal highway research, technology and education.--
Research, technology, and education programs develop new 
transportation technology that can be applied nationwide. 
Activities include surface transportation research, including 
intelligent transportation systems; development and deployment, 
training and education; university transportation research.
    Interstate congestion.--The Committee is aware of the many 
challenges to reducing traffic congestion on Interstate 
highways. To help improve mobility on I-66, the Committee 
encourages the FHWA to work with the Virginia Department of 
Transportation to find solutions to this problem, and should 
consider the options of extending the shoulder lanes' hours of 
use by one hour in each direction on I-66 between the Capital 
Beltway and Route 50, and by opening the Monument Drive and 
Stringfellow Road ramps to all traffic during non-HOV hours.

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................   $41,439,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................    33,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    41,846,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +407,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................    +8,846,000,000
    The Committee recommends a liquidating cash appropriation 
of $41,846,000,000. This is the amount required to pay the 
outstanding obligations of the highway program at levels 
provided in this Act and prior appropriations Acts.

                FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS, GENERAL FUND SHARE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.....................              $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010....................      36,107,000,000
Recommended in the bill.............................               - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.................               - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010................     -36,107,000,000
    As stated previously, the budget proposes to split fund the 
highway program by limiting obligations from the highway trust 
fund to only $5,000,000,000 and providing a general fund 
appropriation for an additional $36,107,000,000. The funding 
approach was offered in recognition of the fact that the 
highway account of the highway trust fund cannot support even a 
baseline level with the current receipts being deposited into 
the highway trust fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee rejects the budget proposal to provide 
$36,107,000,000 in general fund appropriations for the federal-
aid highways program and instead provides a limitation on 
obligations of $41,107,000,000 in fiscal year 2010.
    While the Committee acknowledges that the highway account 
of the highway trust fund is expected to have a negative cash 
balance in fiscal year 2010, the Committee also fully expects 
the relevant committees in Congress to enact multi-year surface 
transportation reauthorization legislation and to identify an 
appropriate financing mechanism for the long-term solvency of 
the highway trust fund. The Committee has long taken the 
position that the transportation funding guarantees that were 
created by TEA-21 in 1998 and later extended by SAFETEA-LU 
compromise the Committee's ability to balance competing 
programmatic needs given limited annual resources. The argument 
for continuing such funding firewalls becomes even more 
questionable when the dedicated trust fund designed to support 
such guarantees is on the brink of insolvency.

                   SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $161,326,625
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       125,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -35,626,625
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +125,700,000
    The bill appropriates funds for the projects, programs, and 
activities specified as follows:

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    Bill language is included that specifies that projects must 
be eligible under title 23 or chapter 53 of title 49, United 
States Code, in order to receive funding; that the Federal 
share payable on each project shall be determined in accordance 
with section 120(b) of title 23, United States Code; and each 
project shall be administered under the planning, 
environmental, and other Federal rules required under title 23, 
United States Code.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

    Section 120. The Committee includes a provision that 
distributes obligation authority among federal-aid highways 
programs.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision that 
credits funds received by the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting tolling in Texas, with exceptions.
    Section 123. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various projects which were included in 
previous appropriations Acts.

              Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    In 1999 Congress passed the Motor Carrier Safety 
Improvement Act (Pub. L. 106-59) establishing the Federal Motor 
Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) within the Department of 
Transportation (DOT). The FMCSA was created to further the 
``highest degree of safety in motor carrier transportation'' 
(49 U.S.C. Sec. 113(b)). The FMCSA focuses on reducing the 
number and severity of large truck and commercial bus 
accidents. Agency resources and activities prevent and mitigate 
commercial vehicle accidents through regulation, law 
enforcement, stakeholder training, technological innovation, 
and improved information systems. The FMCSA works with federal, 
state, and local entities, the motor carrier industry, highway 
safety organizations, and the public. The FMCSA also has the 
responsibility to ensure that commercial vehicles entering the 
U.S. meet all U.S. hazardous material and safety regulations.
    The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), enacted August 10, 
2005, reauthorized the motor carrier safety activities of the 
FMCSA through fiscal year 2009. However, unless SAFETEA-LU is 
extended or the FMCSA programs are otherwise reauthorized, none 
of the FMCSA programs listed below for fiscal year 2010 will be 
authorized.
    Motor coaches carry the highest volume of passengers of all 
commercial modes of transportation and have the lowest fatality 
and injury rates. However, they have a disproportionate effect 
on occupants of other vehicles. In 2007 of the 41,059 people 
killed in motor vehicle crashes, 4,808 or 12% died in crashes 
that involved a large truck, another 101,000 people were 
injured. Only 17% of people killed and 22% of those injured 
were occupants of large trucks.

              MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...       $234,000,000     ($234,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..        239,828,000      (239,828,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        239,828,000      (239,828,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year           (+5,828,000)       (+5,828,000)
 2009.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -              - - -
 2010.............................
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    This limitation controls FMCSA spending for salaries, 
operating expenses, and research. It is intended to provide the 
necessary resources to support motor carrier safety program 
activities and maintain the agency's administrative 
infrastructure. The funding supports nationwide motor carrier 
safety and consumer enforcement efforts, including federal 
safety enforcement activities at the U.S. borders. Resources 
are also provided to fund motor carrier regulatory development 
and implementation, information management, research and 
technology, safety education and outreach, and the safety and 
consumer telephone hotline.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $239,828,000 for motor carrier 
safety operations and programs, which is $5,828,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the fiscal year 
2010 budget request.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The Committee recommends a limitation on obligations of 
$239,828,000 for the implementation, execution, and 
administration of the motor carrier safety operations and 
programs, which is $5,828,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and the same as the fiscal year 2010 budget 
request.
    Operating expenses.--The Committee recommends $183,050,000 
for FMCSA's general operating expenses, which is $5,550,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the 
level in the 2010 fiscal year budget request. These funds are 
used to support FMCSA's core mission requirements of commercial 
motor vehicle safety enforcement and compliance; hazardous 
material enforcement and compliance; emergency preparedness; 
and, household goods enforcement and compliance.
    Research and technology.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $8,732,000 for FMCSA's research and technology 
programs, which is a $232,000 increase over the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and a $189,000 increase over the fiscal year 
2010 budget request. The Committee continues to include bill 
language making the funds for the research and technology 
programs available until September 30, 2013.
    Information management.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $34,617,000 for the FMCSA's information management 
program which is $172,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted 
level and the same as the fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Regulatory development.--The Committee includes $9,728,000 
for FMCSA's regulatory development program, which is $48,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the 
level assumed in the fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Outreach and education.--The Committee recommends 
$2,700,000 for FMCSA's outreach and education programs, which 
is $175,000 below the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and 
$189,000 below the level assumed in the fiscal year 2010 budget 
request. The Committee notes that the Motor Carrier Safety 
Assistance Grants and the High Priority Grants can supplement 
the agency's public awareness and outreach efforts. The 
Committee continues bill language that prohibits any funds 
relating to outreach and education from being transferred to 
another agency.
    CMV operating grants.--The Committee recommends $1,000,000 
for commercial motor vehicle operator's grants, which is the 
same as the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the 
level assumed for fiscal year 2010. The grants, described in 
SAFETEA-LU (49 U.S.C. Sec. 31301 note), are designed to help 
train operators in the safe use of commercial motor vehicles.
    On board data recorders.--For the past 30 years the 
National Transportation Safety Board (the Board) has advocated 
the use of on board data recorders to increase hours of service 
compliance for commercial motor vehicle carriers. More 
recently, the Board has advocated industry-wide use of electric 
on board data recorders (EOBR) to more accurately collect and 
maintain data on driver hours of service and accident 
conditions. The Committee is concerned that the FMCSA has 
issued an Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on EOBRs that would 
require only those carriers with a history of serious hours of 
service violations to install EOBRs in all of their commercial 
vehicles. As a result only an estimated 930 of the 700,000 
carriers in operation would be affected within the first two 
years of the rule's enforcement. The Committee directs the 
FMCSA to issue its final rule on this issue (docket number 
FMCSA-2004-18940) as soon as possible and to report to the 
Committees on Appropriation 90 days after enactment of this Act 
on the specific actions FMCSA will take to incentivize 
industry-wide use of EOBR and the metrics that will be used to 
measure the adoption of EOBRs installation. Further the 
Committee directs that FMCSA report every quarter thereafter on 
the success of FMCSA's efforts to incentivize EOBR adoption and 
a review of the agency's metrics.

                      MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...       $307,000,000     ($307,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..        310,070,000      (310,070,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        310,070,000      (310,070,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year             +3,070,000       (+3,070,000)
 2009.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -            (- - -)
 2010.............................
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    The FMCSA's motor carrier safety grants program was 
authorized by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century and continued through fiscal year 2009 by SAFETEA-LU. 
The grant programs are not authorized for fiscal year 2010.
    Grants are used to support compliance reviews in the 
states; identify and apprehend traffic violators; conduct 
roadside inspections; and, support new entrant carriers' safety 
audits. Grants are also provided to states for safety 
enforcement at both the northern and southern borders; for 
improvement of state commercial driver's license oversight 
activities; and, for improving the linkage between state motor 
vehicle registration systems and carrier safety data.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $310,070,000 in liquidating cash 
for this program. This is $3,070,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and the same as the level in the fiscal year 2010 
budget request.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The Committee recommends a limitation on obligations of 
$310,070,000 for the FMCSA grant programs, which is $3,070,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level, and the same as the 
fiscal year 2010 budget request. The Committee's recommendation 
is consistent with a small increase above the SAFETEA-LU (49 
U.S.C. Sec. 31104(a)) authorized levels of 2009. The Committee 
recommends separate obligation limitations for the following 
funding allocations:
 Motor carrier safety assistance program...............    ($212,070,000)
Commercial driver's license improvements program......      (25,000,000)
Border enforcement grants                                   (32,000,000)
Performance and registration information system              (5,000,000)
 management program...................................
Commercial vehicle information systems and networks         (25,000,000)
 deployment...........................................
Safety data improvement grants........................       (3,000,000)
Commercial driver's license information system               (8,000,000)
 modernization program................................
    New entrant audits.--The Committee directs that of the 
funds made available for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance 
Grants the Secretary shall deduct $32,000,000 for audits of new 
entrant motor carriers. The FMCSA requires all new entrants to 
pass a safety audit within the first 18 months of operations in 
order to receive permanent DOT registration.

 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

    Section 135. The Committee continues a provision subjecting 
the funds appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions 
of section 350 of The Department of Transportation and Related 
Agencies Appropriations Act of 2002 (49 U.S.C. Sec. 13902 
note), including a requirement that the Secretary annually 
submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations on the 
safety and security of transportation into the United States of 
Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.

             National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
was established as a separate organizational entity in the 
Department of Transportation in March of 1970. It succeeded the 
National Highway Safety Bureau, which previously had 
administered traffic and highway safety functions as an 
organizational unit of the Federal Highway Administration.
    NHTSA's current programs are authorized in five major laws: 
(1) the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (chapter 
301 of title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.); (2) the Highway 
Safety Act (chapter 4 of title 23, U.S.C.); (3) the Motor 
Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (MVICSA) (Part C of 
subtitle VI of title 49, U.S.C.); (4) the Transportation Recall 
Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act; and 
(5) the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act provides 
for the establishment and enforcement of safety standards for 
vehicles and associated equipment and the conduct of supporting 
research, including the acquisition of required testing 
facilities and the operation of the national driver register, 
which was reauthorized by the National Driver Register Act of 
1982.
    The Highway Safety Act provides for coordinated national 
highway safety programs (section 402 of title 23, U.S.C.) to be 
carried out by the states and for highway safety research, 
development, and demonstration programs (section 403 of title 
23, U.S.C.). The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-
690) authorized a new drunk driving prevention program (section 
410 of title 23, U.S.C.) to make grants to states to implement 
and enforce drunk driving prevention programs.
    MVICSA provides for the establishment of low-speed 
collision bumper standards, consumer information activities and 
odometer regulations. Amendments to this law established the 
responsibility for the administration of mandatory automotive 
fuel economy standards, theft prevention standards for high 
theft lines of passenger motor vehicles, and automobile content 
labeling requirements.
    In 2000, the TREAD Act amended the National Traffic and 
Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Changes included numerous new motor 
vehicle safety and information provisions, including a 
requirement that manufacturers give NHTSA notice of safety 
recalls or safety campaigns in foreign countries involving 
motor vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment that are 
identical or substantially similar to vehicles or equipment in 
the United States; higher civil penalties for violations of the 
law; a criminal penalty for violations of reporting 
requirements; and a number of rulemaking directions that 
include developing a dynamic rollover test for light duty 
vehicles, updating the tire safety and labeling standards, 
improving the safety of child restraints, and establishing a 
child restraint safety rating consumer information program.
    SAFETEA-LU, which was enacted on August 10, 2005, either 
reauthorized or added new authorizations for the full range of 
NHTSA programs for fiscal years 2005 through 2009. These 
include highway safety programs (section 402 of title 23, 
U.S.C.), highway safety research and development (section 403 
of title 23, U.S.C.), occupant protection incentive grants 
(section 405 of title 23, U.S.C.), alcohol-impaired driving 
countermeasures incentive grants (section 410 of title 23, 
U.S.C.), and the national driver register (chapter 303 of title 
49, U.S.C.). SAFETEA-LU also enacted new initiatives, such as 
the high visibility enforcement program (section 2009 of 
SAFETEA-LU), motorcyclist safety grants (section 2010 of 
SAFETEA-LU), and child safety and child booster seat safety 
incentive grants (section 2011 of SAFETEA-LU). Finally, 
SAFETEA-LU adopted a number of new motor vehicle safety and 
information provisions, including rulemaking directions to 
reduce vehicle rollover crashes, reduce complete and partial 
ejections of vehicle occupants, and enhance passenger motor 
vehicle occupant protection in side impact crashes.
    Unfortunately, SAFETEA-LU is set to expire on September 30, 
2009, and no reauthorization actions have been completed yet by 
Congress. In the absence of a long-term surface transportation 
reauthorization, the Committee has generally assumed the 
continuation of the program structure and funding levels in 
current law as if extended through fiscal year 2010 even though 
the actual future structure of these highway safety programs is 
unknown at this time.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $867,228,000 for NHTSA to maintain 
current programs and continue its mission to save lives, 
prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.
    The following table summarizes the Committee's 
recommendations:

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                                                                                                   Committee
                                                            2009 enacted       2010 request      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operations and research................................       $232,500,000       $237,103,000       $240,378,000
National driver register...............................          4,000,000          4,078,000          7,350,000
Highway traffic safety grants..........................        619,500,000        626,047,000        619,500,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total..............................................        856,000,000        867,228,000        867,228,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee's recommendation of $867,228,000 is equal to 
the budget request and $11,228,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
level.
    At the time the Committee began consideration of this bill 
to fund transportation programs for fiscal year 2010, the 
Administration was still developing its reauthorization 
proposal for all of the various surface transportation programs 
and, consequently, the President's budget that was submitted to 
the Committee contained no policy or funding recommendations 
for any of the programs subject to reauthorization. The 
President's budget instead provides only baseline funding 
levels for highway safety programs, with most of the funding 
increases being requested for only pay raises and other non-pay 
inflation adjustments. The Committee is extremely frustrated by 
the lack of detail included in the budget justifications for 
all of the surface transportation agencies. Little or no 
information was provided as to how the resources requested in 
the budget would be spent or which underlying programs would be 
continued even under the funding scenario presented in the 
budget. The Committee would like to remind the Administration 
that these important details are necessary for the Committee to 
make the annual funding decisions that are under its 
jurisdiction. Failure to provided adequate information can have 
a detrimental impact on the resource levels that the Committee 
elects to provide the agency.
    Given the absence of specific recommendations from the 
Administration and the lack of an authorization beyond the end 
of this fiscal year, the Committee has little choice but to 
generally assume the continuation of current law, with the 
current program structure and funding levels, into fiscal year 
2010.
    The Committee also notes that NHTSA's budget is misleading 
in that increases for personnel costs related to vehicle safety 
research and highway safety research and development activities 
were included within the highway traffic safety grants line 
item of the budget. This makes it appear as though the budget 
includes a large increase for the safety grant programs, even 
though no additional funds are actually being requested for any 
of the grant programs or for the costs associated with 
administering those grants. The Committee has adjusted the 
funding levels for each program account in order to properly 
align resources with the programs they are actually associated 
with.
    Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save (CARS) Act.--Title 
XIII of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 (P.L. 111-32) 
established a program within NHTSA under which owners of 
vehicles meeting statutorily specified criteria may receive a 
monetary credit for purchasing or leasing a new fuel efficient 
vehicle. Specifically, the CARS Act provided $1,000,000,000 for 
NHTSA to issue vouchers of $3,500 or $4,500, depending on which 
criteria are met, to help pay for a new, more fuel efficient 
vehicle from a participating dealer when an individual trades 
in a less fuel efficient automobile or truck. Of this amount, 
$50,000,000 was made available for the administrative costs 
associated with the program. The CARS program ends November 1, 
2009, or when the appropriated funds are exhausted, whichever 
occurs first.
    The Committee directs NHTSA to provide a report to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by January 4, 
2010, which details how the agency spent the administrative 
funding provided in the CARS Act for the implementation of the 
program, including staffing, market and outreach, and 
information services. The Committee also directs NHTSA to 
include in the report information on the results of the program 
including: (1) the total number and amount of vouchers issued 
for purchase or lease of new fuel efficient automobiles by 
manufacturer (including aggregate information concerning the 
make, model, model year) and category of automobile; (2) 
aggregate information regarding the make, model, model year, 
and manufacturing location of vehicles traded in under the 
program; (3) the location of sale or lease; and (4) any 
additional information required by the report mandated by 
section 1302(g)(2) of the CARS Act.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              (Highway trust
                                                           (General fund)         fund)              Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........................       $127,000,000       $105,500,000       $232,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......................        129,774,000        107,329,000        237,103,000
Recommended in the bill................................        131,736,000        108,642,000        240,378,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009....................         +4,736,000         +3,142,000         +7,878,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010...................         +1,962,000         +1,313,000         +3,275,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends new budget authority and 
obligation limitations for a total program level of 
$240,378,000, which is $7,878,000, or three percent, above 
fiscal year 2009. Of this total, $131,736,000 is for vehicle 
safety programs from the general fund and $108,642,000 is for 
section 403 of title 23, U.S.C., activities from the highway 
trust fund. These figures do not include any resources provided 
for the national driver register or for grants administration 
as those items are detailed later in this report. The funding 
shall be distributed as follows:
 Salaries and benefits.................................       $70,881,000
Travel................................................         1,023,000
Operating expenses....................................        25,238,000
Contract programs:
Safety performance (rulemaking).......................        21,688,000
Safety assurance (enforcement)........................        18,077,000
Highway traffic safety programs.......................        44,518,000
Research and analysis.................................        58,953,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................       240,378,000
    Highlights of and adjustments made to the budget request by 
the Committee's recommendation are described in the following 
paragraphs.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $97,142,000 for salaries and 
benefits, travel, rent, and other operating expenses of NHTSA.
    Full-time equivalent staff years (FTE).--The Committee's 
recommended funding level is sufficient to fund 509 FTE within 
the vehicle safety research and highway safety research and 
development activities. This does not include additional 
resources, and the associated FTE, provided directly to the 
national driver register or for the administration of the 
safety grant programs as those programs are discussed later in 
this report.
    NHTSA's budget indicated that additional resources were 
being requested so that the agency could reach its full FTE 
complement. In total, the Committee was able to identify 
$4,133,000 in the budget associated with 33 additional FTE. 
However, the budget included no justification as to why these 
additional positions are needed. Therefore, the Committee 
denies the additional FTE and associated increase in funding 
until such time as the agency can adequately explain the need 
for this increase.

                    SAFETY PERFORMANCE (RULEMAKING)

    NHTSA's safety performance standards (rulemaking) programs 
support the promulgation of federal motor vehicle safety 
standards for motor vehicles and safety-related equipment; 
automotive fuel economy standards required by the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act; international harmonization of vehicle 
standards; and consumer information on motor vehicle safety, 
including the new car assessment program. Consistent with the 
budget request, the Committee provides $21,688,000 for these 
activities.
    New car assessment program (NCAP).--Within the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends $10,393,000 for NCAP, as 
requested, which will allow NHTSA to continue to test the same 
number of vehicle models while incorporating additional tests 
and technologies into the program.
    Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards.--The 
overall purpose of CAFE standards is to reduce energy 
consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light 
trucks. The responsibility for regulating these standards rests 
with NHTSA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as 
NHTSA sets fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks 
sold in the U.S. and EPA calculates the average fuel economy 
for each manufacturer. In order to ensure that NHTSA has 
sufficient funding to continue implementing the requirements of 
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Committee 
recommends $8,900,000 in fiscal year 2010, as requested, which 
represents an increase of $4,720,000, or 213 percent, over the 
fiscal year 2009 level. This funding is to be used to issue the 
next CAFE rule impacting model years 2012-2016 vehicles; 
implement a rule that requires manufacturers to label 
additional fuel economy information on new vehicles; and 
implement a new tire efficiency rating system, including a 
consumer education program.

                     SAFETY ASSURANCE (ENFORCEMENT)

    The Committee recommends $18,077,000, as requested, for 
safety assurance (enforcement) programs to provide support to 
ensure compliance with motor vehicle safety and automotive fuel 
economy standards, investigate safety-related motor vehicle 
defects, enforce federal odometer law, encourage enforcement of 
state odometer law, and conduct safety recalls when warranted. 
This funding level maintains all of these programs at the 
fiscal year 2009 level.

                        HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAMS

    NHTSA provides research, demonstrations, technical 
assistance, and national leadership for highway safety programs 
conducted by state and local governments, the private sector, 
universities, research units, and various safety associations 
and organizations. These programs emphasize alcohol and drug 
countermeasures, vehicle occupant protection, traffic law 
enforcement, emergency medical and trauma care systems, traffic 
records and licensing, state and community evaluation, 
motorcycle riders, pedestrian and bicycle safety, pupil 
transportation, young and older driver safety programs, and 
development of improved accident investigation procedures. The 
Committee recommends $44,518,000 for these highway safety 
programs in the following amounts:

Impaired driving........................................     $11,206,000
Drug impaired driving...................................       1,488,000
Safety countermeasures..................................       4,345,000
National occupant protection............................      10,282,000
Enforcement and justice services........................       3,660,000
Emergency medical services..............................       2,144,000
Enhance 9-1-1 Act implementation........................       2,750,000
    Enhance 9-1-1 Act implementation....................     (1,250,000)
    NEMSIS implementation...............................     (1,500,000)
Driver licensing........................................       1,002,000
Highway safety research.................................       7,541,000
International activities in behavioral traffic safety...         100,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Total...........................................      44,518,000

    Safety countermeasures.--The Committee recommends 
$4,345,000 for safety countermeasures, as requested, including 
activities relating to pedestrian, bicycle, and pupil 
transportation, older driver safety, and motorcycle safety 
which were funded separately in prior years.
    National emergency medical services information system 
(NEMSIS).--The Committee recommends a funding level of 
$1,500,000 for the continued implementation of the NEMSIS, 
which is $750,000 above the budget request and the fiscal year 
2009 level. There are currently 13 states submitting data to 
the national emergency medical services (EMS) database and the 
Committee believes that there is a pressing need to collect 
more standardized data elements from every state in the nation 
that can be submitted to and collected in the database. Such 
information can be used to improve prehospital injury 
information, promote better crash records linkage at the state 
and local level, improve national EMS education standards, and 
enhance EMS research. The Committee strongly supports this 
initiative as it believes that one of the ultimate goals of the 
NEMSIS is to reduce post-crash death and disability by 
developing a better understanding of current EMS response and 
performance so that scarce resources can be best directed 
towards critical training, equipment, planning and other needs 
that can improve patient outcomes.
    Enforcement and justice services.--The bill includes an 
increase of $159,000 over the budget request for enforcement 
and judicial services in order to increase traffic safety 
resources positions and to continue improving and expanding its 
education and training programs for judges and prosecutors by 
incorporating training on substance abuse, treatment, and 
alternative sanctioning, such as the use of ignition interlocks 
as a penalty for drunk drivers.

                         RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

    The Committee recommends $58,953,000, as requested, for 
research and analysis activities to provide motor vehicle 
safety research and development in support of all NHTSA 
programs, including the collection and analysis of crash data 
to identify safety problems, develop alternative solutions, and 
assess costs, benefits, and effectiveness. Research will 
continue to concentrate on improving vehicle crashworthiness 
and crash avoidance, with emphasis on increasing safety belt 
use, decreasing alcohol involvement in crashes, decreasing the 
number of rollover crashes, improving vehicle-to-vehicle crash 
compatibility, and improved data systems.
    The Committee provides the following amounts for research 
and analysis:

Safety systems..........................................      $8,226,000
Biomechanics............................................      11,000,000
Heavy vehicles..........................................       2,115,000
Crash avoidance and pneumatic tire research.............       8,104,000
Hydrogen fuel cell and alternative fuel vehicle system..       1,000,000
National Center for Statistics and Analysis:
Traffic records.........................................       1,650,000
Fatality analysis reporting system......................       8,472,000
National automotive sampling system.....................      12,530,000
Data analysis program...................................       1,666,000
State data systems......................................       2,490,000
Special crash investigations............................       1,700,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Total...........................................      58,953,000

    Fatality analysis reporting system (FARS) and national 
automotive sampling system (NASS).--The Committee includes 
$8,472,000 for FARS and $12,530,000 for NASS. The Committee 
continues to believe that good crash data about the human 
victim, injury morphology, the environment in which events 
occur, and the vehicle are necessary to identifying possible 
interventions that might be effective for improving motor 
vehicle safety and, therefore, fully supports funding both 
systems as sound data and analyses are imperative to making 
further progress in reducing highway fatalities and injuries. 
Furthermore, the funding level provided for FARS reflects the 
full integration of the Fast FARS data collection and reporting 
system with the core FARS program system.
    Hydrogen fuel cell and alternative fuel vehicle system.--
The Committee recommends $1,000,000, as requested, for NHTSA to 
develop test procedures and failure criteria to assess the 
safety of hydrogen, fuel cell, and other alternative fuel 
vehicles. NHTSA's activities in this area should include 
research into the safety of emerging battery technologies used 
in hybrid fuel cell and internal-combustion engine vehicles.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $127,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       129,774,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       131,736,000
    Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,736,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +1,962,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $131,736,000 for 
operations and research funding as an appropriation from the 
general fund.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...       $105,500,000     ($105,500,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..         82,000,000      (107,329,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        108,642,000      (108,642,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year             +3,142,000       (+3,142,000)
     2009.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year           +26,642,000       (+1,313,000)
     2010.........................
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                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for liquidation 
of contract authorization of $108,642,000 for payment on 
obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of the 
operations and research program.
    The Committee recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to $108,642,000 for authorized activities 
associated with operations and research.

                        NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...         $4,000,000       ($4,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..          4,078,000        (4,078,000)
Recommended in the bill...........          4,000,000        (4,000,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                  - - -            (- - -)
     2009.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year               -78,000          (-78,000)
     2010.........................
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    This account provides funding to implement and operate the 
national driver register's problem driver pointer system and 
improve traffic safety by assisting state motor vehicle 
administrators in communicating effectively and efficiently 
with other states to identify drivers whose licenses have been 
suspended or revoked for serious traffic offenses such as 
driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a liquidation cash appropriation 
of $4,000,000 from the highway trust fund to pay obligations 
incurred in carrying out the national driver register program.
    The Committee also recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to $4,000,000 for operations and research 
activities associated with the national driver register, of 
which $2,408,000 is for program activities and $1,592,000 is 
for salaries and benefits.

                        NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,350,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,350,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +3,350,000
    While the President's budget requests $4,078,000 for the 
national driver register, it also notes that a total of 
$6,700,000 is actually needed to continue the modernization of 
the problem driver pointer system while keeping the system 
accessible to its increasing body of users.
    The national driver register provides a critical service to 
states in the process of determining whether to issue a driver 
license to applicants as there is no other national database 
that provides this information as the result of a single 
inquiry. While the national driver register has been 
functioning on a legacy mainframe computer using an outdated 
computer language since 1990, use of the national driver 
register has continually increased each year, from about 
48,000,000 inquiries in calendar year 2003 to 90,000,000 in 
2008. Consequently, the system has experienced several 
disruptions in service over the past year as usage has exceeded 
the system's processing capacity. NHTSA expects use by states 
to continue increasing, exceeding 100,000,000 inquiries in 
2009, as more states become compliant with the Motor Carrier 
Safety Implementation Act and begin implementing the Real ID 
Act requirements. To address this increased use, NHTSA 
initiated a modernization of the problem driver pointer system 
that will utilize up-to-date hardware, database structures and 
programming languages and provide more efficient access to the 
data on file. However, NHTSA has found that the cost of these 
efforts exceeds original projections. Funding at the current 
level would not allow NHTSA to continue the modernization, 
while keeping the system running. Without modernization, 
disruption of service to state driver licensing agencies would 
increase thereby hampering states issuance of driver licenses 
and commercial driver licenses. Additionally, the national 
driver register will not be able to meet the needs of new users 
at the Federal level that query the system as part of security 
and background checks for safety sensitive transportation and 
other positions.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As stated previously, the structure and funding levels for 
highway safety programs for fiscal year 2010 is unknown at this 
time due to the lack of authorizing legislation. However, the 
Committee believes that the modernization of the national 
driver register is of critical importance and has therefore 
provided a general fund appropriation of $3,350,000 in order to 
fund this initiative.

                     HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...       $619,500,000     ($619,500,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..        626,047,000      (626,047,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        619,500,000      (619,500,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                  - - -            (- - -)
     2009.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year            -6,547,000       (-6,547,000)
     2010.........................
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    Funds are provided for currently authorized state grant 
programs: highway safety programs, occupant protection 
incentive grants, alcohol impaired driving countermeasures 
incentive grants, safety belt performance grants, state traffic 
safety information systems improvement grants, high visibility 
enforcement program, child safety and child booster seat safety 
incentive grants, and motorcyclist safety grants. These highway 
safety grant programs provide resources to support data-driven, 
state highway safety programs focusing on the states' most 
pressing highway safety problems and are a critical asset in 
meeting the goal of reducing fatalities and injuries.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $619,500,000 in liquidating cash 
from the highway trust fund to pay the outstanding obligations 
of the various highway safety grant programs at the levels 
provided in this Act and prior appropriations Acts.
    The Committee also recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to be incurred in fiscal year 2010 under the 
various highway traffic safety grants programs to $619,500,000, 
which is equal to the fiscal year 2009 level.
    Because reauthorization actions have not yet been 
completed, the Committee recognizes that this pending 
legislation is likely to change the structure of the existing 
safety grant programs. Even so, the Committee has provided 
separate obligation limitations for each individual grant 
program, as has been past practice. Following the program 
structure and funding levels found in SAFETEA-LU, the Committee 
recommends the following funding allocations:

Highway safety programs.................................  ($235,000,000)
Occupant protection incentive grants....................    (25,000,000)
Safety belt performance grants..........................   (124,500,000)
State traffic safety information systems improvements...    (34,500,000)
Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
    grants..............................................   (139,000,000)
High visibility enforcement program.....................    (29,000,000)
Motorcyclist safety.....................................     (7,000,000)
Child safety and child booster seat safety incentive 
    grants..............................................     (7,000,000)
Grants administration...................................    (18,500,000)
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
        Total...........................................     619,500,000

    Bill language.--The bill maintains language that prohibits 
the use of funds for construction, rehabilitation, and 
remodeling costs or for office furnishings or fixtures for 
state, local, or private buildings or structures. Language is 
also continued that limits the amount available for technical 
assistance to $500,000 under section 410 of title 23, U.S.C. 
The Committee continues bill language limiting the amount that 
can be used to conduct the evaluation of the high visibility 
enforcement program to $750,000 in fiscal year 2010.
    As stated previously, the structure of the highway safety 
grant programs for fiscal year 2010 is unknown at this time due 
to the lack of authorizing legislation. However, many of the 
programs that currently exist are likely to continue and, 
therefore, the descriptions of the major grant programs that 
follow are based on current law:
    Highway safety grants.--The state and community highway 
safety formula grant program under section 402 of title 23, 
U.S.C., supports state highway safety programs designed to 
reduce traffic crashes and resulting deaths, injuries, and 
property damage. A state may use these grants only for highway 
safety purposes and at least 40 percent of these funds are to 
be expended by political subdivisions of the state.
    Occupant protection incentive grants.--Section 405(a) of 
chapter 4 of title 23, U.S.C., encourages states to adopt and 
implement effective programs to reduce deaths and injuries from 
riding unrestrained or improperly restrained in motor vehicles. 
A state may use these grant funds only to implement and enforce 
occupant protection programs.
    Safety belt performance grants.--Section 406 of title 23, 
U.S.C., provides incentive grants to encourage the enactment 
and enforcement of laws requiring the use of safety belts in 
passenger motor vehicles. To date, a total of thirteen states 
have passed primary seat belt laws in response to this 
incentive program. A state may use these grant funds for any 
safety purpose under title 23, U.S.C., or for any project that 
corrects or improves a hazardous roadway location or feature or 
proactively addresses highway safety problems. However, at 
least $1,000,000 of amounts received by states must be 
obligated for behavioral highway safety activities.
    State traffic safety information systems improvements.--
Section 408 of title 23, U.S.C., provides incentive grants to 
encourage states to adopt and implement effective programs to 
improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, 
integration, and accessibility of state data that is needed to 
identify priorities for national, state, and local highway and 
traffic safety programs; to evaluate the effectiveness of 
efforts to make such improvements; to link these state data 
systems, including traffic records, with other data systems 
within the state; and to improve the compatibility of the state 
data system with national data systems and data systems of 
other states to enhance the ability to observe and analyze 
national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and 
circumstances. A state may use these grant funds only to 
implement such data improvement programs.
    Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
grants.--The alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
grant program authorized by section 410 of title 23, U.S.C., 
encourages states to adopt and implement effective programs to 
reduce traffic safety problems resulting from individuals 
driving while under the influence of alcohol. A state may use 
these grant funds to implement the impaired driving activities 
described in the programmatic criteria, as well as costs for 
high visibility enforcement; the costs of training and 
equipment for law enforcement; the costs of advertising and 
educational campaigns that publicize checkpoints, increase law 
enforcement efforts and target impaired drivers under 34 years 
of age; the costs of a state impaired operator information 
system, and the costs of vehicle or license plate impoundment.
    High visibility enforcement program.--Section 2009 of 
SAFETEA-LU directs NHTSA to administer at least two high-
visibility traffic safety law enforcement campaigns each year 
to achieve one or both of the following objectives: (1) reduce 
alcohol-impaired or drug-impaired operation of motor vehicles; 
and/or (2) increase the use of safety belts by occupants of 
motor vehicles. These funds may be used to pay for the 
development, production, and use of broadcast and print media 
in carrying out traffic safety law enforcement campaigns. The 
Committee continues to believe that the high visibility 
enforcement program has been effective in encouraging seat belt 
use and in discouraging impaired driving. The Committee directs 
NHTSA to continue to provide updates to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on the agency's paid media 
strategy and its implementation.
    Motorcyclist safety.--Section 2010 of SAFETEA-LU authorizes 
a program of incentive grants to encourage states to adopt and 
implement effective programs to reduce the number of single and 
multi-vehicle crashes involving motorcyclists. A state may use 
these grants funds only for motorcyclist safety training and 
motorcyclist awareness programs, including improvement of 
training curricula, delivery of training, recruitment or 
retention of motorcyclist safety instructors, and public 
awareness and outreach programs.
    Child safety and child booster seat safety incentive 
grants.--Section 2011 of SAFETEA-LU authorizes an incentive 
grant program to make grants available to states that are 
enforcing a law requiring any child riding in a passenger 
vehicle who is too large to be secured in a child safety seat 
to be secured in a child restraint that meets the requirements 
prescribed under section 3 of Anton's Law (49 U.S.C. Sec. 30127 
note; 116 Stat. 2772). These grants may be used only for child 
safety seat and child restraint programs.
    Grant administrative expenses.--Section 2001(a)(11) of 
SAFETEA-LU provides funding for salaries and operating expenses 
related to the administration of the grants programs.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 
                             ADMINISTRATION

    Section 140. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides funding for travel and related expenses for state 
management reviews and highway safety core competency 
development training.
    Section 141. The Committee includes a provision that 
exempts obligation authority that was made available in 
previous public laws for multiple years from limitations on 
obligations for the current year.

                    Federal Railroad Administration

    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was established 
by the Department of Transportation Act, (49 U.S.C. 
Sec. 103(a)) on October 15, 1966. The FRA plans, develops, and 
administers programs and regulations to promote the safe 
operation of freight and passenger rail transportation in the 
United States. The U.S. railroad system consists of over 550 
railroads with over 187,000 freight employees; 171,000 miles of 
track; and, 1.35 million freight cars. With the passage of the 
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5, 
the FRA became responsible for developing, administering, and 
overseeing a multiyear, multibillion dollar discretionary 
passenger rail grant program. The FRA also oversees grants to 
the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) with the 
goal of helping Amtrak improve its service and physical plant.

                         SAFETY AND OPERATIONS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $159,445,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       168,770,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       172,533,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +13,088,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +3,763,000
    The safety and operations account provides funding for 
FRA's passenger and freight railroad program activities. 
Funding also supports salaries and expenses and other operating 
costs related to FRA staff and programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $172,533,000, for safety and 
operations, an increase of $13,088,000, above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and an increase of $3,763,000, above the 
fiscal year 2010 budget request. Of this amount, $15,300,000, 
is available until expended. The Committee has made the 
following adjustments to the budget request:
    New FRA staff.--The Committee recommends a total of 62 
positions and 31 FTEs in fiscal year 2010 to assist the FRA in 
meeting the extraordinary demands of creating and managing a 
new multibillion dollar discretionary passenger rail grant 
program, as well creating and enforcing a supporting safety 
regime in accordance with the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 
2008 (Pub. L. 110-432) (RSIA).
    The President requested $2,289,000 and 27 positions and 
13.5 FTE to administer, develop, implement, and perform 
oversight of the passenger rail grant program. The Committee 
recommends providing an additional $763,000 to accelerate the 
hiring of these positions by two months in fiscal year 2010.
    In addition, the Committee is providing $3,000,000 and 35 
positions and 17.5 FTE for purposes of meeting mandated 
requirements under RSIA.
    The Committee recommends that FRA allocate these new 
positions as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Staffing requirement          Funding        FTEs      Positions
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resources to implement the
 Passenger Rail Program:
    --Financial Assistance         ...........         10.0           20
     Program.....................
    --Grants and acquisition.....  ...........          1.5            3
    --Chief Counsel: Grants......  ...........          1.0            2
    --Railroad R&D;: HSR..........  ...........          1.0            2
                                  --------------------------------------
        Subtotal.................      $3.052M         13.5           27
Resources to implement Rail
 Safety Improvement Act:
    --Positive Train Control.....  ...........          5.0           10
    --Risk Reduction Program.....  ...........          4.5            9
    --Intercity/commuter support.  ...........          1.0            2
    --Highway-Grade Safety         ...........          1.0            2
     Engineers...................
    --Hazardous Materials          ...........          1.0            2
     Specialist/Engineers........
    --Economists: regulatory       ...........          1.0            2
     support.....................
    --Chief Counsel Attorneys....  ...........          1.0            2
    --Other: Budget, IT, and       ...........          3.0            6
     Acquisition.................
                                  --------------------------------------
        Subtotal.................      $3.000M         17.5           35
Total............................      $6.052M         31.0           62
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                   RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $33,950,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        34,145,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        34,145,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +195,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The railroad research and development program provides 
science and technology support for FRA's policy and regulatory 
efforts. The program's objectives are to reduce the frequency 
and severity of railroad accidents through scientific 
advancement and to support technological innovations in 
conventional and high speed railroads.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $34,145,000, 
for railroad research and development which is $195,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the fiscal 
year 2010 budget request.
    The Committee's recommendation includes the following 
allocation for FRA's Railroad Research and Development Account:
 Railroad system issues................................        $3,155,000
Human factors.........................................         3,075,000
Rolling stock and components..........................         3,000,000
Track and structures..................................         4,645,000
Track and train interaction...........................         3,600,000
Train control.........................................         7,120,000
Grade crossings.......................................         1,850,000
Hazmat transportation.................................         1,550,000
Train occupant protection.............................         3,600,000
R&D; facilities and test equipment.....................         2,550,000
    Research priorities.--In the ``Capital Assistance for High 
Speed Rail Corridors and Intercity Passenger Rail Service'' 
account the Committee is providing an appropriation of 
$30,000,000 to conduct research into higher speed passenger 
rail. Therefore, the Committee expects that FRA will continue 
its traditional safety research activities focused on freight 
rail and traditional speed passenger rail and fund the programs 
as outlined in the fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Highway crossing hazard elimination on designated high 
speed rail corridors.--The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users 
(SAFETEA-LU) (23 U.S.C. Sec.  104(d)) authorized the railway-
highway crossing hazard elimination in high speed rail 
corridors program through 2009. Although unauthorized in fiscal 
year 2010, the elimination of hazards at rail-highway grade 
crossings is an important safety issue and the Committee has 
continued funding at the fiscal year 2009 enacted level.
    The Committee directs funding to be allocated to the 
following projects:
 Altamont Commuter Express Alignment Project, CA.......          $300,000
Eastern Guilford Crossing Safety Rail Project, NC.....           300,000
Empire Corridor West Rail-Highway Grade Crossing               1,000,000
 Improvements, Wayne County, NY.......................
Empire Corridor West Rail-Highway Grade Crossing               1,000,000
 Improvements, Onieda County, NY......................
Empire Corridor West Rail-Highway Grade Crossing                 750,000
 Improvements, Genesee County, NY.....................
Metrolink Sealed Corridor Grade Crossing Improvements            400,000
 Los Angeles Ventura Subdivision, CA..................
Simi Valley-Moorpark Ventura Subdivision Grade                   750,000
 Crossing Improvements--Metrolink, CA.................
            RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

    The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century of 1998 
established the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement 
Financing (RRIF) loan and loan guarantee program. SAFETEA-LU 
amended the program to allow direct loan and loan guarantees up 
to $35,000,000,000 and required that not less than 
$7,000,000,000 shall be reserved for projects primarily 
benefiting freight railroads other than class I carriers. The 
funding may be used: (1) to acquire, improve, or rehabilitate 
intermodal or rail equipment or facilities, including track, 
components of track, bridges, yards, buildings, or shops; (2) 
to refinance existing debt; or (3) to develop and establish new 
intermodal or railroad facilities.
    No Federal appropriation is required, since a non-Federal 
infrastructure partner may contribute the subsidy amount 
required by the Credit Reform Act of 1990 in the form of a 
credit risk premium. Once received, statutorily established 
investigation charges are immediately available for appraisals 
and necessary determinations and findings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As in prior years the Committee continues bill language 
specifying that no new direct loans or loan guarantee 
commitments may be made using federal funds for the payment of 
any credit premium amount during fiscal year 2010.

              RAIL LINE RELOCATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $25,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +15,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +40,000,000
    The Rail Line Relocation and Improvement program was 
authorized in SAFETEA-LU and is intended to relocate or improve 
existing freight or passenger rail lines and associated 
structures and stations.
    The Committee directs funding to be allocated to the 
following projects:
 Blue Ridge and KC Southern Railroad Rail Line                   $800,000
 Rehabilitation and Improvement, MO...................
City of Springfield West Wye Rail Line Relocation,               500,000
 Springfield MO.......................................
Coos County Rail Safety Upgrades, Coos County, NH.....           800,000
Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Rail Access                  500,000
 Improvement Program, MI..............................
Grade Separated Railroad Crossing, TX.................           500,000
Greater Ouachita Parish, Rail Spur Extension, LA......         2,000,000
Hoquiam Horn Spur Railroad Track Improvement Project,            350,000
 WA...................................................
Industrial Park Rail Project, Greene County, AL.......           400,000
Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority                       1,000,000
 Rehabilitation Project, MN...........................
North Rail Relocation Project, Cameron County, TX.....           400,000
Ogden Avenue Grade Separation, IL.....................         1,000,000
Port of Monroe Dock and Industrial Park, Monroe                  500,000
 County, MI...........................................
Railroad Overpass, Blytheville, AR....................           500,000
Rail Safety Improvements, Tualatin, OR................           250,000
Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility Rail               750,000
 Relocation, CA.......................................
Salem County Short Rail Line Rehabilitation, NJ.......           750,000
San Gabriel Trench Project, CA........................           500,000
South Orient Rail Line Rehabilitation in San Angelo,           1,000,000
 TX...................................................
South Orient Railroad Rehabilitation, TX..............         1,000,000
Springfield Rail Relocation, IL.......................           250,000
Toledo-Cleveland-Detroit Passenger Rail Development,             500,000
 OH...................................................
Transbay Transit Center, CA...........................           750,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $40,000,000 for the rail line 
relocation and improvement program. This is $15,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $40,000,000, above the 
level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
    The Committee continues its direction to FRA to comply with 
the rail line relocation and improvement program statutory 
requirements in their entirety and provide financial assistance 
for both relocation and rehabilitation projects (49 U.S.C. 
Sec.  20154). Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. Sec.  20154 a state is 
eligible for a grant if the project either mitigates ``the 
adverse effects of rail traffic on safety, motor vehicle flow, 
community quality of life, or economic development; or involves 
a lateral or vertical relocation of any portion of the rail 
line''. The Committee finds value in continuing this program 
and is especially interested in projects that foster the 
relocation or improvement of Class II or III freight railroad 
lines that reduce dependence on long-haul highway freight 
movement.

  CAPITAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGH SPEED CORRIDORS AND INTERCITY PASSENGER 
                              RAIL SERVICE

    Industrialized countries recognize the importance of high 
speed intercity passenger rail as part of a balanced 
transportation system. The Committee believes investments in 
high speed rail, especially along high density travel 
corridors, are an integral part of our nation's transportation 
future. Fast trains that can compete on price, convenience, and 
trip-time offer an attractive, viable alternative to the 
overcrowded aviation and highway systems. However, to be 
successful, intercity passenger rail must be connected to 
commuter railroads and other forms of mass transit to 
facilitate a systems approach to transportation, allowing 
passengers to travel from one transportation mode to another.
    A robust intercity passenger rail system can help alleviate 
highway congestion and is an exceptionally safe mode of 
transportation. The automobile death rate per 100 million 
passenger miles is 0.80; for passenger rail that rate is 0.30, 
and for U.S air travel that rate is 0.02. Passenger rail is 
more environmentally friendly than trucks, automobiles, and 
airplanes. Current data shows that Amtrak consumes 17 percent 
less energy per passenger mile than airlines and 21 percent 
less than automobiles. Amtrak environmental statistics can only 
improve with increasing electrification, and improved diesel 
locomotion technologies.
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     1,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,000,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................    +4,000,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................    +3,000,000,000
    The Capital Assistance for High Speed Corridors and 
Intercity Passenger Rail Service program was funded in the 
American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5 
(ARRA), and was appropriated $8,000,000,000. As initially 
conceived in ARRA, this program was comprised of three 
separately authorized programs: ``Congestion Grants;'' 
``Capital Assistance for Intercity Passenger Rail Service;'' 
and ``High Speed Rail Corridor Program.'' All three programs 
were newly authorized in the Passenger Rail Investment and 
Improvement Act of 2008 (Div. B of Pub. Law 111-8). In April 
2009 FRA issued a preliminary national passenger rail strategy, 
and in June it issued guidance to implement the program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000,000 for the passenger 
rail grant program. The Committee's recommendation is 
$4,000,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and 
$3,000,000,000 above the level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 
budget. The Committee does not recommend funding the congestion 
grants program for fiscal year 2010.
    FRA administration set aside.--The Committee recommends 
$50,000,000 for the FRA Administrator to administer and provide 
any necessary oversight activities for the passenger rail grant 
program. The Committee recommendation is $50,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $40,000,000 above the level 
proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget.
    Passenger rail grant program research.--The Committee 
recommends $30,000,000 of the funds under this heading for 
passenger rail research, including implementation of the Rail 
Cooperative Research Program authorized by 49 U.S.C. 
Sec. 24910. The Committee's recommendation is $30,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $20,000,000 above the 
level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 budget. The Committee 
has included bill language directing FRA to conduct research 
that is anticipated to result in intercity passenger rail that 
maintains at least an average speed of 110 miles per hour or is 
reasonably expected to reach speeds of at least 150 miles per 
hour.
    Regulations.--The Committee has included bill language 
requiring the issuance of regulations to implement the 
Passenger Rail Grant Program as opposed to interim guidance 
assumed in the fiscal year 2010 budget request. Although the 
Committee understands the time constraints placed on the FRA by 
a regulatory requirement, the Committee is unwilling to relieve 
the agency of its obligation under 49 U.S.C. Sec.  26106(g) 
which requires the issuance of regulations by October 16, 2009. 
The Committee expects that the regulatory requirement will 
follow on to the Administration's earlier guidance and 
encompass the whole of the Passenger Rail Grant Program, not 
only the limited requirement of 49 U.S.C. Sec.  26106(g).
    Planning.--The Committee believes that sound planning is 
critical to the success of passenger rail in the U.S. The 
Committee recommends $50,000,000 for planning activities for 
the passenger rail grant program. The Committee provided a 10 
percent set aside for planning in the Capital Assistance to 
States-Intercity Passenger Rail Service Program in both fiscal 
years 2008 and 2009, which resulted in a funding level of 
$3,000,000 and $9,000,000 respectively.
    Cost.--A realistic long term vision of passenger rail in 
the United States requires a hard look at the initial capital 
costs for development and the continuing operational costs of 
the system. Although different in many ways, Europe can provide 
a rough guide for the public funding levels that might be 
required to establish a more robust passenger rail system in 
the US that includes both improved traditional speed rail and 
high speed rail.
    The average subsidy provided to maintain and operate the 
infrastructure for European passenger train operations is well 
above the subsidy level provided to Amtrak. All major European 
railroad systems get substantial public funding, including 
infrastructure funding and operating support. From 1996 to 
2006, six European nations (Germany, France, United Kingdom, 
Spain, Denmark, and Austria) spent, on average, a combined 
total of $42 billion annually on its national railroads. The 
total maintrack covered by this funding level is 102,100 miles.
    Social justice.--The Committee is concerned about the human 
and social impacts on existing communities that will necessary 
follow from the development of new rail systems. The Committee 
is especially concerned about communities that are often 
underrepresented in political, legal and social systems. The 
Committee expects the FRA to ensure social justice and equity 
when applying the National Environmental Policy Act and to work 
with the states to do likewise when applying their own 
environmental and social justice statutes and regulations.
    National infrastructure bank.--Of the $4,000,000,000 
recommended for the Passenger Rail Grant Program, the Committee 
has included bill language allowing the Secretary of 
Transportation to use or transfer $2,000,000,000, on October 1, 
2010, to carry out a national infrastructure bank if such a 
bank is authorized by September 30, 2010.

         GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION

                                (AMTRAK)

    In the late 1960's private railroad companies, which 
provided both freight and passenger service were operating 
close to bankruptcy. Passenger service had eroded to the point 
that in 1970 Congress passed the Rail Passenger Service Act 
(RPSA) creating the National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
(Amtrak), a for profit corporation, to take over and preserve 
passenger rail service in the United States. RPSA relieved 
private railroads of their common carrier obligation, a 
responsibility retained from English common law, in exchange 
for a payment in cash, equipment, or a promise of future 
service. On May 1, 1971, Amtrak began operations as a national 
passenger railroad.
    Amtrak operates trains over 20,000 miles of track owned by 
freight railroad carriers, and over about 654 miles of its own 
track, most of which is on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from 
Washington, DC to Boston. Amtrak operates both electrified 
trains, where speeds of up to 150 mph on the Northeast Corridor 
are possible on the highest quality track, and diesel 
locomotives, which can currently achieve speeds between 74-110 
miles per hour.
    Account reorganization.--The Committee has reorganized the 
Amtrak account to more closely parallel the 2008 authorization 
and to provide greater autonomy to the Amtrak Office of The 
Inspector General. The Committee has decoupled section 101(a) 
``Operating Grants to Amtrak'' from section 101(b) ``Inspector 
General.'' The Federal Railroad Administration shall now make a 
grant directly to the Amtrak Office of the Inspector General.
    Congressional budget justification.--In the fiscal year 
2009 report the Committee strongly suggested that Amtrak 
provide a more fulsome budget justification similar in content 
to those provided by executive agencies. As of June 30, 2009, 
Amtrak has failed to provide the Committee with anything other 
than its general Legislative and Grant request. Therefore, the 
Committee is reinforcing the necessity of this level of detail 
by requiring Amtrak's fiscal year 2011 budget request in bill 
language. The fiscal year 2009 report language required Amtrak 
to submit

          [A] budget request in similar format and substance to 
        those submitted by other executive agencies of the 
        federal government. Specifically, Amtrak shall provide 
        detailed information on its capital programs; 
        normalized and deferred maintenance; a capital backlog 
        estimate by major project, program, activity or 
        category; a state of good repair estimate for the 
        Northeast Corridor; and, all reform initiatives.

    Five-year plan.--In order to ensure transparency and sound 
legislative decision-making, the Committee has included bill 
language reiterating that Amtrak comply with section 204 of 
PRIIA ``Development of 5-Year Plan'' which requires Amtrak to 
submit an annual budget, business plan, and a 5-year financial 
plan prepared in accordance with the provisions of section 204. 
The bill language requires that Amtrak submit this plan to the 
Committees on Appropriation. The Committee recommends that 
these plans provide a true financial picture of the entire 
company's operations and capital expenditures, which includes 
estimated and real revenues from all sources.

    OPERATING GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $550,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       572,348,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       553,348,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,348,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       -19,000,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $553,348,000 for operating grants 
for Amtrak, which is $3,348,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and $19,000,000 below the level assumed in the 
fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    The Committee has included bill language allowing the 
Secretary to retain up to one-half of one percent for the use 
of the FRA for the implementation of the Amtrak Operating 
Grants as authorized by section 103 of PRIIA. The Federal 
Railroad Administration requires these funds to oversee the 
operating grants to Amtrak to ensure the prudent use of federal 
funds and foster transparency.
    Operational reforms.--The Committee expects Amtrak to focus 
on areas that will provide the greatest efficiency without 
sacrificing the safety of passengers or employees, including 
on-time performance. The Committee was dismayed to read in the 
Department of Transportation Office of the Inspector General's 
quarterly report of February 23, 2009, that Amtrak undertook no 
new operating reforms in 2009. The Committee reiterates that it 
is a sound proponent of passenger rail in the United States and 
it is not willing to risk the confidence and hope of the 
American taxpayer in their $8,000,000,000 investment in 
passenger rail grants generally and their $1,500,000,000 fiscal 
year 2010 investment in Amtrak specifically to have Amtrak 
offer no concrete reforms on important issues such as on-time 
performance, trip time, or service interruptions.
    Therefore, the Committee continues bill language directing 
the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation to 
monitor Amtrak's operational reform efforts and to report 
quarterly to the Committees on Appropriations. The Committee 
has also included bill language directing the Inspector General 
of the Department of Transportation to recommend to the 
Committees on Appropriations operational reform efforts that 
Amtrak could undertake to make its operations more efficient.
    Since fiscal year 2006, the Committee has urged Amtrak to 
institute reforms to its food and beverage operations as well 
as its sleeper car service. The Committee continues this 
direction in fiscal year 2010.
    Reduced price fares.--In past years, the Committee has 
prohibited Amtrak from offering discounts of more than fifty 
percent from normal, peak fare prices, except where the loss 
from the discount is covered by a state and the state 
participates in setting the Amtrak fares in said state as a 
part of the overall state transportation plan. While the 
Committee is proposing to eliminate the prohibition of offering 
reduced fares, the Committee is interested in how often, and on 
what lines or line segments Amtrak will offer deeply discounted 
fares in fiscal year 2010. The Committee directs Amtrak to 
report quarterly on the following as related to fares reduced 
by fifty percent or more from the normal, peak fare: the 
frequency of the discounted offering; the lines or line 
segments with discounted fares; the number of tickets sold; the 
actual cost of operating the line or line segment; the regular, 
peak fare offered for the line or line segment; the amount of 
the reduced fare; the availability of another rail 
transportation option (i.e. commuter rail line or transit line) 
serving the riding population; and the fares associated with 
the other rail transportation options.

NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       $21,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +19,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -2,000,000
    Amtrak Inspector General is expected to be an independent, 
objective unit responsible to detect and prevent fraud, waste, 
abuse, and violations of law and to promote economy, efficiency 
and effectiveness at Amtrak.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $19,000,000 for Amtrak's Office of 
the Inspector General (Amtrak OIG). The Committee's 
recommendation is the same as the level provided in fiscal year 
2009; however, at that time it was provided as part of the 
Amtrak Operating Grant. The Committee's recommendation is 
$2,000,000 below the level proposed in the fiscal year 2010 
budget request.
    FRA grants to Amtrak.--As authorized by PRIIA Pub. L. 110-
431 Sec. 101 (c) the Committee directs the Secretary of 
Transportation to make a single initial grant directly to the 
Inspector General of Amtrak. The Committee wants to respect the 
independence of the Amtrak OIG by separating its funding source 
from the entity it is responsible for auditing.
    Budget justification.--The Committee directs the Amtrak OIG 
to submit to the Committees on Appropriations a comprehensive 
budget justification for fiscal year 2011 in similar format and 
substance to those submitted by other agencies of the Federal 
government.
    OIG independence.--The Committee directs the Inspector 
General of the Department of Transportation to report to the 
Committees on Appropriations within 180 days of enactment of 
this Act on any potential impairments to Amtrak's OIG's 
statutory independence under the Inspector General Act and 
specifically including: Amtrak's policies and practices 
regarding the role of the Amtrak law department in Amtrak OIG 
audits and investigations; Amtrak's policies and practices 
regarding the Amtrak law department and human resources 
oversight of OIG personnel matters; and, Amtrak's internal 
procedures governing OIG funding under ARRA.

  CAPITAL AND DEBT SERVICE GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER 
                              CORPORATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $940,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       929,625,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       929,625,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -10,375,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $929,625,000 for capital grants, 
of which not to exceed $264,000,000 is provided for Amtrak's 
debt service. The Committee's recommendation is $10,375,000 
below the level enacted in fiscal year 2009 and is the same as 
the level assumed in the fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Americans with disabilities act.--The Committee recommends 
that Amtrak use ten percent of its capital funds to assist it 
in meeting its statutory obligations under the Americans with 
Disabilities Act. The Committee is disappointed that Amtrak had 
20 years to make its facilities accessible and has failed to do 
so and has requested relief from its legal and ethical 
responsibilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act requires 
that Amtrak make all intercity passenger rail stations 
``readily accessible to and usable by individuals with 
disabilities, including individuals who use wheelchairs, as 
soon as practicable, but in no event later than July 26, 
2010.''

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

    Section 151 retains a provision allowing the Secretary to 
purchase promotional items of nominal value for Operation 
Lifesaver.
    Section 152 retains a provision that ceases the 
availability of Amtrak funds if the railroad contracts for 
services outside the United States for any service performed by 
a full-time or part-time Amtrak employee as of July 1, 2006.
    Section 153 retains a provision which allows FRA to receive 
and use cash or spare parts to repair and replace damaged 
automated track inspection cars and equipment in connection 
with the automated track inspection program.
    Section 154 retains the provision requiring the 
Administrator of the FRA to submit quarterly reports, to the 
Committees on Appropriations detailing the Administrator's 
efforts at improving Amtrak on-time performance.
    Section 155 allows previously appropriated funds for a 
rail-highway grade crossing project on the San Gabriel Trench 
to be used on the Alameda Corridor.
    Section 156 allows previously appropriated funds in the 
Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Program to in Mt. Vernon, 
New York to be used on Rail Line and Station Improvement and 
Rehabilitation, Mount Vernon, NY.

                     Federal Transit Administration

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was established as 
a component of the Department of Transportation on July 1, 
1968, when most of the functions and programs under the Federal 
Transit Act (78 Stat. 302; 49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) were 
transferred from the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. Known as the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration until enactment of the Intermodal Surface 
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the Federal Transit 
Administration administers federal financial assistance 
programs for planning, developing, and improving comprehensive 
mass transportation systems in both urban and non-urban areas.
    The most recent authorization for the programs under the 
Federal Transit Administration is contained in the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (P.L. 109-59). During the 
authorization period provided under SAFETEA-LU, the annual 
Appropriations Acts included annual limitations on obligations 
for the formula and bus grants program and direct 
appropriations of budget authority from the General Fund of the 
Treasury for the FTA's administrative expenses, research 
programs, and capital investment grants. The transit programs 
authorized under SAFETEA-LU are set to expire on September 30, 
2009.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $94,413,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        97,478,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        97,478,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,065,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $97,478,000 for FTA's salaries and 
expenses, an increase of $3,065,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
funding level and the same level as the budget request.
    Operating plans.--The Committee reiterates its direction 
from previous years which requires the FTA's operating plan to 
include a specific allocation of administrative expenses 
resources. The operating plan should a delineation of full time 
equivalent employees, for the following offices: Office of the 
Administrator; Office of Administration; Office of Chief 
Counsel; Office of Communications and Congressional Affairs; 
Office of Program Management; Office of Budget and Policy; 
Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation; Office of 
Civil Rights; Office of Planning and Environment; and Regional 
Offices. In addition, the Committee directs the FTA to notify 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations at least 
thirty days in advance of any change that results in an 
increase or decrease of more than five percent from the initial 
operating plan submitted to the Committees for fiscal year 
2010. The accompanying bill specifies that no more than 
$1,809,000 shall be for the FTA's travel expenses.
    Budget justifications and annual new starts report.--The 
Committee also continues the direction to FTA to submit future 
budget justifications in a format consistent with the 
instruction provided in House Report 109-153. The Committee has 
again included bill language requiring FTA to submit the annual 
new starts report with the initial submission of the budget 
request due in February, 2010.
    Transit security.--The Committee continues bill language 
prohibiting FTA from creating a permanent office of transit 
security. The Committee's position remains that the Department 
of Homeland Security is the lead agency on transportation 
security and has overall responsibility among all modes of 
transportation, including rail and transit lines.
    Public transportation and the environment.--The Committee 
strongly supports the increased use of and investment in public 
transportation both to help reduce green house gas emissions 
created by the country's dependence on private automobiles and 
to ensure affordable access to affordable housing.
    Between 1990 and 2008, emissions of carbon dioxide from the 
transportation sector increased by more than 21 percent and 
currently account for approximately a third of all emissions. 
Within a typical two-car household, automobiles now account for 
55 percent of total emissions and are the largest contributor 
of a household's carbon footprint. At the same time the average 
family spends approximately 52 percent of their income on 
housing and transportation. Lower-income families are 
especially impacted by transportation costs, accounting for up 
to 33 percent of their budget in comparison of 18 percent for 
the average family.
    Fluctuating fuel prices and a weak economy have increased 
demand for public transportation as riders seek to lower their 
commuting costs. As noted in the chart below, in 2008, public 
transit accounted for 10.7 billion passenger trips, setting a 
52-year record. During this same period, transportation sector 
emission decreased by over 5 percent. The Committee is 
encouraged by the trend of increased transit ridership.

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    The Committee is also encouraged by DOT's partnership with 
the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the 
Sustainable Communities Initiative and notes that the 
initiative formalizes many of the actions proposed by the joint 
August 2008 report that FTA and HUD prepared at the Committee's 
direction. However, the Committee is concerned that while HUD 
has requested $150 million for fiscal year 2010 to support the 
Initiative, FTA's budget does not dedicate any resources, nor 
does it provide any description of how it intends to support 
the Initiative. The Committee considers this unacceptable and 
expects the FTA to participate as a full and active partner.
    The Committee considers livable community planning 
principles incorporated in the Sustainable Communities 
Initiative to be closely aligned with green building practices. 
Annually, the FTA provides millions of dollars in grant money 
to build intermodal centers, bus operations and maintenance 
facilities, commuter rail stations, and other transit related 
buildings. Many local transit agencies are already minimizing 
the impact these facilities will have on the environment by 
incorporating green building principles into the design and 
construction of transit buildings. For example, a number of new 
transit facilities have already or are expected to become 
certified under the Leadership in Environmental and Energy 
Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System. LEED promotes 
environmentally smart site planning, energy efficiency, water 
conservation, and the use of building materials that foster 
healthier outdoor and indoor environments.
    The Committee reminds the FTA that the fiscal year 2009 
Appropriations Act required the FTA to submit a transit 
facility green building plan to the Committee within 90 days of 
enactment. The Committee is disappointed that this plan has not 
been delivered. More broadly, the Committee expects moving 
forward, that the FTA will incorporate green building and 
livable community principles into legislative proposals DOT 
submits to Congress for the surface transportation 
reauthorization.

                         FORMULA AND BUS GRANTS

                  (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORITY)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                 LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

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                                                                Liquidation of contract       Limitation on
                                                                      authorization            obligations
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Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...............................           $8,670,000,000         ($8,260,565,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..............................            8,852,000,000          (5,000,000,000)
Recommended in the bill.......................................            8,852,000,000          (8,343,171,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...........................             +182,000,000            (+82,606,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..........................                    - - -                    - - -
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    Formula grants to states and local agencies funded under 
the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) fall into the 
following categories: Alaska Railroad, clean fuels grant 
program, over-the-road bus accessibility program, urbanized 
area formula grants, bus and bus facility grants, fixed 
guideway modernization, planning programs (both metropolitan 
and statewide), formula grants for special needs for elderly 
individuals and individuals with disabilities, formula grants 
for other than urbanized areas, job access and reverse commute 
formula program, new freedom program, growing states and high 
density states formula, National Transit Database, alternatives 
analysis, and alternative transportation in parks and public 
lands. SAFETEA-LU provided contract authority for the formula 
and bus program from the mass transit account of the highway 
trust fund. The Appropriations Act sets an annual obligation 
limitation for such authority. This account is the only FTA 
account funded from the highway trust fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The accompanying bill rejects the budget proposal to 
provide $3,343,171,000 in general fund appropriations for the 
FTA's formula and bus program and instead provides 
$8,343,171,000 in obligation limitations for these programs and 
activities. While the Committee acknowledges that the mass 
transit account of the highway trust fund is expected to have a 
negative cash balance in Fiscal Year 2011, there are sufficient 
resources in the mass transit account to satisfy the level 
recommended in the bill. The authorizing committees of 
jurisdiction are in the process of drafting multi-year surface 
transportation reauthorization legislation. The Committee 
expects the relevant committees to identify an appropriate 
financing mechanism for the long-term solvency of the trust 
fund. The Committee has long taken the position that the 
funding guarantees, required under the rules of the House, 
compromises the Committee's ability to meet other programmatic 
and resource needs. The argument for continuing such funding 
firewalls becomes even more questionable when the dedicated 
trust fund designed to support such guarantees is on the verge 
of insolvency.
    The Committee recommendation represents an increase of 
$82,606,000 over the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the 
same level as the budget request. The Committee understands 
that the authorizing committee of jurisdiction is proposing 
significant modifications to the structure of the transit 
program. The Committee supports efforts to reform and realign 
programs to meet the unique transit needs of small and large 
communities across the nation; to better coordinate transit 
access and mobility; and, to improve the energy efficiency of 
vehicles and facilities. While the Committee would not attempt 
to predict the outcome of any reauthorization legislation, the 
Committee does recommend the following funding levels for the 
formula and bus program in the event of an extension of the 
existing program in order to advance critical transit 
priorities.
 Clean Fuels Grant Program.............................       $61,500,000
Over-the-Road Bus Accessibility Program...............        10,800,000
Urban Area Formula Grants\1\..........................     4,757,130,062
Bus and Bus Facility Grants...........................       584,000,000
Fixed Guideway Modernization..........................     1,756,134,569
Planning Programs.....................................       113,500,000
Special Needs for Elderly Individuals and Individuals        140,680,447
 with Disabilities....................................
Formula Grants for Other Than Urbanized Areas\1\......       607,025,922
Job Access and Reverse Commute Formula Program........       164,500,000
New Freedom Program...................................        92,500,000
National Transit Database.............................         3,500,000
Alternatives Analysis Program.........................        25,000,000
Alternative Transportation in Parks and Public Lands..        26,900,000\1\Includes funding for Growing States and High Density States under
  section 49 U.S.C. 5340.

    Fixed guideway modernization.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $1,756,134,569 for the fixed guideway modernization 
program which represents an increase of $89,634,569 over the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level. The fixed guideway 
modernization program is distributed through a statutory 
formula for capital projects to modernize or improve existing 
fixed guideway systems that have been in operation for at least 
seven years. The Committee notes that the FTA recently released 
a rail modernization study regarding the state of good repair 
needs for some of our nation's oldest and most heavily used 
rail and subway systems. The FTA found that more than one-third 
of agencies studied have assets that are either in marginal or 
poor condition and that the estimated state of good repair 
backlog is roughly $50 billion. The Committee's recommendation 
includes a modest increase in the fixed guideway modernization 
program to help address backlog of capital maintenance needs.
    Rural transit formula program.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $607,025,922 for the rural transit 
formula program which represents an increase of $68,941,475 
over the fiscal year 2009 enacted level. The Committee's 
oversight hearing on the transportation challenges facing rural 
America demonstrated that rural communities have unique public 
transportation needs. While rural communities may not encounter 
the same kinds of congestion and rush hour problems that urban 
communities face, a strong and reliable public transportation 
system can help connect rural areas with more suburban and 
urban areas as well as assist in helping to keep elderly people 
in their homes as they become too frail to drive. The Committee 
has been concerned that the formula change enacted under 
SAFETEA-LU did not distribute funding increases equitably with 
some States receiving a disproportionately larger share than 
others. The Committee is hopeful that as the reauthorization 
process moves forward that the authorizing committees of 
jurisdiction will develop legislation that will distribute 
rural transit formula funds to States on a more equitable basis 
in order to better meet the transit needs of rural communities.
    Bus and bus facilities.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $584,000,000 for the FTA's bus and bus facilities 
program which is $300,000,000 below the level provided in 
fiscal year 2009. The bus and bus facilities program is a 
discretionary program administered by the FTA for capital 
projects including the acquisition of buses for fleet and 
service expansion; bus maintenance and administrative 
facilities; transfer facilities, intermodal centers; park-and-
ride stations; and, miscellaneous equipment such as mobile 
radio units, supervisory vehicles, fare boxes, computers and 
shop and garage equipment. The Committee believes that the 
funding level included for the bus program provides adequate 
discretionary resources since the projects designated in 
SAFETEA-LU are not continued in fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee directs the FTA to utilize at least half of 
the remaining discretionary funds for projects that meet the 
criteria developed under the transit investment in greenhouse 
gas and energy reduction (TIGGER) grants that were established 
under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Committee 
notes that the FTA received over 200 proposals totaling over $1 
billion for the $100 million provided for TIGGER grants in the 
Recovery bill. Within the funds provided, the Committee directs 
funding for the following projects:

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    Alternatives analysis.--The alternative analysis program 
provides grants to assist in financing the evaluation of all 
reasonable modal and multimodal alternatives and general 
alignment options for identified transportation needs in a 
particular, broadly defined travel corridor. The Committee 
recommendation includes $25,000,000 for the FTA's alternatives 
analysis program and directs funding for the following 
projects:

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               FORMULA AND BUS GRANTS, GENERAL FUND SHARE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     3,343,171,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................    -3,343,171,000
    The Committee denies the request to provide $3,343,171,000 
in budget authority for the FTA formula and bus grant program. 
As stated earlier, while there are sufficient balances in the 
mass transit account of the highway trust fund to set an 
obligation limitation level to cover the formula and bus 
program in fiscal year 2010, the Committee reiterates its 
expectation that the authorizing committees of jurisdiction 
identify an appropriate financing mechanism to ensure the long-
term viability and solvency of the mass transit account of the 
highway trust fund.

                RESEARCH AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTERS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $67,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        67,670,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        65,670,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -1,330,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        -2,000,000
    Grants for transit research are authorized by the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) (SAFETEA-LU). Starting in 
fiscal year 2006, activities formerly under the ``Transit 
Planning and Research'' account are now under the ``Formula and 
Bus Grants'' account. The National Research program, the 
Transit Cooperative Research Program, and the National 
Institute are funded under this new heading. Funding for the 
National Research programs will be used to cover costs for 
FTA's essential safety and security activities and transit 
safety data collection. Under the national component of the 
program, FTA is a catalyst in the research, development and 
deployment of transportation methods and technologies which 
address issues such as accessibility for the disabled, air 
quality, traffic congestion, and transit services and 
operational improvements. The University Research Centers 
program will provide continued support for research education 
and technology transfer activities aimed at addressing regional 
and national transportation problems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $65,670,000 for FTA's research 
activities, which is $1,330,000 below the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level and $2,000,000 below the budget request. The 
Committee's recommendation includes $44,370,000 for the 
national research program; $10,000,000 for transit cooperative 
research; $4,300,000 for the National Transit Institute; and 
$7,000,000 for the university centers program. The Committee 
notes that the fiscal year 2009 national research program 
contained $22,615,000 in congressionally-designated research 
projects required by SAFETEA-LU which are not continued in 
fiscal year 2010. Therefore, the Committee believes that the 
funding level recommended in the bill provides sufficient 
resources for FTA to conduct its research programs and indeed 
provides the agency with more discretionary resources than it 
has had in each of the last five years. The Committee, however, 
does support continued research into programs to advance the 
mobility of our nation's senior citizens and individuals with 
disabilities. In that regard, the Committee directs the FTA to 
provide continued, if not increased, support for the Project 
Action and National Center for Senior Transportation.
    Consistent with the direction that was provided in previous 
years, the Committee requires FTA to report by May 15, 2010, on 
all FTA-sponsored research projects from fiscal year 2009 and 
2010. For each project, the report should include information 
on the National relevance of the research, relevance to the 
transit industry and community, expected final product and 
delivery date, sources of non-FTA funding committed to the 
project or research institute, and FTA funding history.
    Within the funds provided for FTA's national research 
program, the Committee directs funding to be allocated for the 
following projects:
 Community Transportation Association of America               $1,000,000
 Joblinks, nationwide.................................
Metropolitan Area Transportation Operations and                  200,000
 Coordination, MD.....................................
Project TRANSIT, Philadelphia, PA.....................           300,000
                       CAPITAL INVESTMENT GRANTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $1,809,250,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     1,827,343,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,827,343,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +18,093,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    Grants for capital investment to rail or other fixed 
guideway transit systems are awarded to public bodies and 
agencies (transit authorities and other state and local public 
bodies and agencies thereof) including states, municipalities, 
other political subdivisions of states; public agencies and 
instrumentalities of one or more states; and certain public 
corporations, boards and commissions under state law. The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) (SAFETEA-LU) made two 
significant changes to the major capital investment grant 
program. First, SAFETEA-LU funded the program entirely from the 
General Fund of the Treasury. Second, grants for bus and bus 
facilities and fixed guideway modernization projects, plus 
alternative analysis funds were made eligible under the 
``Formula and Bus Grants'' account, which is funded by the mass 
transit account of the highway trust fund. Grants to the Denali 
Commission and the Hawaii and Alaska ferries were dictated by 
SAFETEA-LU. Other projects and investments were specifically 
authorized by SAFETEA-LU and are subject to regulation and 
oversight by FTA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,827,343,000 for capital 
investment grants which is $18,093,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and the same level as the budget request. 
Within the amount provided, the Committee includes a total of 
$18,273,430, or approximately one percent, for oversight 
activities of the investments in this account. The Committee 
recommendation includes funding for the following capital 
investment grants:

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    Oversight of major transit projects.--During the 
Committee's March 10, 2009, oversight hearing regarding the top 
fiscal year 2010 management challenges facing the Department of 
Transportation (DOT), the DOT Inspector General (IG) testified 
that the FTA must continue to exercise vigilant oversight over 
major transit projects in order to minimize cost overruns and 
schedule delays. The IG stated that FTA has begun to require 
its project management oversight contractors to review cost 
estimates earlier in the new starts process and has implemented 
an agency-wide formatting method for estimating, reporting and 
managing capital costs on new starts projects. The Committee 
believes that these are positive steps in the right direction. 
The Committee reminds FTA to continue to provide responsible 
and careful stewardship over the federal resources that are 
dedicated to major transit projects and to conduct its 
oversight effectively and efficiently to ensure that projects 
are not unnecessarily delayed.
    Full funding grant agreements (FFGAs).--TEA-21 required 
that the FTA notify the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations as well as the House Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Banking sixty 
days before executing a full funding grant agreement. In its 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, the Committee directs the FTA to include the 
following: (1) a copy of the proposed full funding grant 
agreement; (2) the total and annual federal appropriations 
required for that project; (3) yearly and total federal 
appropriations that can be reasonably planned or anticipated 
for future FFGAs for each fiscal year through 2010; (4) a 
detailed analysis of annual commitments for current and 
anticipated FFGAs against the program authorization; (5) an 
evaluation of whether the alternatives analysis made by the 
applicant fully assessed all viable alternatives; (6) a 
financial analysis of the project's cost and sponsor's ability 
to finance the project, which shall be conducted by an 
independent examiner and which shall include an assessment of 
the capital cost estimate and the finance plan; (7) the source 
and security of all public- and private-sector financial 
instruments; (8) the project's operating plan, which enumerates 
the project's future revenue and ridership forecasts; and (9) a 
listing of all planned contingencies and possible risks 
associated with the project.
    The Committee continues the direction to FTA to inform the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in writing thirty 
days before approving schedule, scope, or budget changes to any 
full funding grant agreement. Correspondence relating to 
changes shall include any budget revisions or program changes 
that materially alter the project as originally stipulated in 
the full funding grant agreement, including any proposed change 
in rail car procurements. In addition, the Committee directs 
FTA to continue reporting monthly to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on the status of each project with 
a full funding grant agreement or that is within two years of a 
full funding grant agreement. The Committee finds the monthly 
updates informative and a useful oversight tool.
    Inspector general audits and investigations.--The bill 
continues a provision requiring FTA to reimburse the Department 
of Transportation Office of Inspector General $2,000,000 from 
funds available for contract execution for costs associated 
with audits and investigations of transit-related issues, 
including reviews of new fixed guideway systems. The Committee 
directs the Inspector General to continue such oversight 
activities in fiscal year 2010.
    Agency project development.--The Committee remains 
concerned about the length of time it takes to move a project 
through the agency's new start review process. There is growing 
frustration among transit agencies and communities across the 
country that the FTA's review and approval process can take as 
long as a decade. In addition, the previous Administration's 
singular focus on cost-effectiveness and refusal to provide 
equal consideration, required under the law, of the economic 
development and land use benefits delayed or denied the 
development of a number of worthy projects. The Committee does 
not believe that a thorough and rigorous new starts review 
process and the timely delivery of a full funding grant 
agreement are mutually exclusive goals. The Government 
Accountability Office's testimony before the Senate Banking 
Committee in June 2009 identified a number of options that 
could potentially expedite the project development process. 
These options included tailoring the evaluation process to 
project risks; making greater use of letters of intent or early 
systems work agreements; and combining two or more project 
phases. The Committee applauds the agency's new Administrator 
for his stated goal of reviewing the new starts approval 
process in an effort to move projects through the pipeline 
expeditiously while maintaining an equal level of agency 
oversight. The Committee urges the Administrator to consider 
the options presented by the GAO and to explore other 
mechanisms by which to advance transit projects in a productive 
and responsible way.

             WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................      $150,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +150,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +150,000,000
    Section 601 of Division B of the Passenger Rail Investment 
and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-432) authorized 
$1.5 billion over a ten-year period for preventive maintenance 
and capital grants for the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transportation Authority (WMATA). The law requires that the 
federal funds be matched dollar for dollar by Virginia, 
Maryland and the District of Columbia in equal proportions. The 
compact required under the law has been established and 
Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have all 
committed to providing $50 million each in local matching 
funds. Each weekday, over 725,000 passengers, including 
tourists and local residents, rely on WMATA to visit the 
nation's capital and to get to and from work each day. The 
tragic crash on June 22, 2009 underscores the need to invest in 
the significant capital and maintenance needs that face the 
agency. The Committee recommendation includes $150,000,000 for 
preventive maintenance and capital grants for WMATA. The 
Administration's fiscal year 2010 budget did not request any 
funds for this program. While the National Transportation 
Safety Board (NTSB) continues its investigation into the cause 
of the recent horrific tragedy, the Committee directs WMATA to 
utilize these funds to first address the immediate safety 
shortfalls identified by the NTSB, including, but not limited 
to, the improved crashworthiness of the agency's rail car fleet 
and the maintenance and modernization of WMATA's overall signal 
and automatic train-control system.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

    Section 160. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts previously made transit obligations from limitations on 
obligations.
    Section 161. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows funds appropriated for capital investment grants and bus 
and bus facilities not obligated by September 30, 2011, plus 
other recoveries to be available for other projects under 49 
U.S.C. 5309.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for the transfer of prior year appropriations from older 
accounts to be merged into new accounts with similar, current 
activities.
    Section 163. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows prior year funds available for capital investment grants 
to be used in this fiscal year for such projects.
    Section 164. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows a 90 percent federal share for biodiesel buses and for 
the net capital cost of factory-installed or retrofitted hybrid 
electric buses.
    Section 165. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires unobligated funds or recoveries under section 5309 of 
title 49 that are available for reallocation shall be directed 
to projects eligible to use the funds for the purposes for 
which they were originally intended.
    Section 166. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various transit projects which were 
included in previous appropriations Acts.

             Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation


                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

                    (HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $31,842,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        32,324,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        32,324,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +482,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (SLSDC) 
is a wholly owned Government corporation established by the St. 
Lawrence Seaway Act of May 13, 1954. The SLSDC is responsible 
for the operation, maintenance, and development of the United 
States portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway between Montreal and 
Lake Erie, including the two Seaway locks located in Massena, 
New York, and vessel traffic control in areas of the St. 
Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. The mission of the SLSDC is to 
serve the United States intermodal and international 
transportation system by improving the operation and 
maintenance of a safe, secure, reliable, efficient, and 
environmentally responsible deep-draft waterway. The SLSDC's 
major priorities include: safety, reliability, trade 
development, management accountability, and bi-national 
collaboration with its Canadian counterpart.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$32,324,000 to fund the operations, maintenance, and capital 
asset renewal of the SLSDC. This funding level is $482,000 
above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same level 
requested in the fiscal year 2010 budget. Appropriations from 
the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and revenues from non-federal 
sources finance the operation, maintenance, and capital asset 
renewal of the SLSDC for which the corporation is responsible.
    Asset Renewal Program. The Committee directs the Seaway to 
provide semiannual reports, consistent with the requirements 
provided in the Explanatory Statement of the Department of 
Transportation Appropriations Act, 2009.

                        Maritime Administration

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

                       MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $174,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       174,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       174,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $174,000,000 for the maritime 
security program (MSP), equal to the budget request and to the 
funds provided in fiscal year 2009. This recommendation 
provides funding directly to MARAD and assumes that MARAD will 
continue to administer the program with support and 
consultation of the Department of Defense. The purpose of the 
MSP is to maintain and preserve a U.S. flag merchant fleet to 
serve the national security needs of the United States. The MSP 
provides direct payments to U.S. flag ship operators engaged in 
U.S.-foreign trade. Participating operators are required to 
keep the vessels in active commercial service and are required 
to provide intermodal sealift support to the Department of 
Defense in times of war or national emergency. The Committee's 
recommendation provides funding for 60 ships, at a payment per 
ship of $2,900,000. The recommendation will provide the 
necessary resources for the operation of the MSP through fiscal 
year 2010. Funds are available until expended.

                        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $123,360,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       152,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       140,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +17,540,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       -12,000,000 

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $140,900,000 for operations and 
training, $12,000,000 below the budget request and $17,540,000 
above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. Funds provided 
for this account are to be distributed as follows:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Fiscal Year 2010   Fiscal Year 2010
             Activity                    Request         Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
    Salary and Benefits...........            $31,677            $31,677
    Midshipmen Program............              8,360              8,360
    Instructional Program.........              3,765              3,765
    Program Direction and                       6,188              6,188
     Administration...............
    Maintenance, Repair, &                      9,067              9,067
     Operating Requirements.......
    Capital Improvements..........             15,391             15,391
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, USMMA...........            $74,448            $74,448
                                   =====================================
State Maritime Schools:
    Student Incentive Payments....             $2,000             $2,000
    Direct Payments...............              2,400              2,400
    Schoolship Maintenance and                 11,240             11,240
     Repair.......................
                                   -------------------------------------
        Subtotal, State Maritime              $15,640            $15,640
         Academies................
                                   =====================================
Marad Operations:
    Salaries and Benefits.........             28,602             28,602
    Non-Discretionary Operations..              9,731              9,731
    Information Technology........              6,214              6,214
    Discretionary Operations and                1,777              1,777
     Travel.......................
    Maritime Program Expenses.....             16,488              4,488
        Subtotal, MARAD Operations            $62,812            $50,812
                                   =====================================
        Subtotal, Operations and             $152,900           $140,900
         Training.................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    United States Merchant Marine Academy.--The Committee was 
and remains disappointed to learn of the depth of the financial 
mismanagement at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (the 
Academy). In March of 2009, the Secretary of Transportation 
sent a letter to report to the Speaker of the House four 
categories of Antideficiency Act Violations (ADA) at the 
Academy.
    In May of 2008, after the Committee first became aware of 
fiscal mismanagement at the Academy, the Committee instructed 
the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the 
financial difficulties encountered by the Academy. The GAO 
report is nearing completion and the Committee anticipates that 
GAO will make several managerial recommendations to rectify the 
reckless fiscal practices found at the Academy.
    Reporting requirement.--MARAD is instructed to, in 
consultation with the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation, submit a report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations, the House Committee on Armed 
Services, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation within three months of release of the GAO report 
identifying what actions have been taken to implement each GAO 
recommendation. This report should also contain any additional 
information the Office of the Secretary, MARAD, and the Academy 
have taken to strengthen financial management at the United 
States Merchant Marine Academy since financial mismanagement 
was identified.
    In addition, MARAD is instructed to, in consultation with 
the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, submit a report 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, the House 
Committee on Armed Services, and the Senate Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation within one month of 
enactment of this submit a report detailing the cost, use, and 
authorization for Midshipmen Fees. This report should also 
include a plan for annually presenting and justifying 
Midshipmen Fees to ensure transparency.
    Office of Inspector General.--The Committee directs the 
Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General 
to review the GAO report on the Academy after it is released 
and investigate any findings consistent with the mission of the 
Office of the Inspector General.
    Capital Improvements, USMMA.--The Committee notes that the 
Academy's capital budget request is a marked improvement over 
previous budget request. The Committee is also pleased to see 
the proposal for the blue ribbon panel of experts to examine 
the long term capital improvement master plan at the Academy. 
However, the Committee reminds MARAD that a Capital Improvement 
Plan (CIP) was implemented in 1999 for the Academy. From fiscal 
years 2001 through 2009, $118,709,000, or on average of 
$13,189,888 per year, was appropriated for the CIP. 
$252,509,000 was slated under this plan for fiscal years 2009 
through 2018. The budget request in fiscal year 2009 was 
$8,150,000. At this rate, it would have taken almost 31 years 
to complete this 10 year plan. The Committee recognizes that 
$15,391,000 is a substantial increase over fiscal year 2009. 
However, it still falls short of the $25,250,900 that would be 
required annually to fund the balance over ten years. The 
Committee recommendation includes the $800,000 for the blue 
ribbon panel and is hopeful that future budget submissions will 
be reflective of the capital needs identified by the panel. The 
Committee is not interested in funding plans for capital 
improvements that are not supported by budget requests.
    State Maritime Academies.--The Committee was pleased with 
the recognition of an increased demand for the Student 
Incentive Payment program and consequently the 25 percent 
funding increase to the program. The Committee was pleased to 
see an increase to the training ships at State Maritime 
Academies. However, the Committee is concerned the deferred 
maintenance to these ships is substantial and needs to be 
considered when developing a fiscal year 2011 budget request.
    Safe and Secure Ports Initiative.--The Committee denies the 
request for the Safe and Secure Ports Initiative, $15,000,000 
below the budget request. The Committee supports the concept of 
furthering transportation efficiency. However, this initiative 
lacks sufficient detail. MARAD also lacks the grant making 
authority necessary to make the grants for which the funding is 
requested. MARAD is encouraged to seek grant making authority 
from the committees of jurisdiction and provide a more detailed 
plan if funding is requested in future fiscal years.
      Environment and compliance activities.--The Committee 
recommendation includes a total of $3,875,000 for MARAD's 
environment and compliance activities. This funding will be 
used to support MARAD's environmental efforts including, air 
emission reductions for ships and ports; the continued 
development of an agency-wide environmental management system 
to encourage energy efficiency and alternative energy 
strategies; and to support partnerships and cooperative efforts 
with academic, public, and non-governmental entities to advance 
the research and development of effective ballast water 
treatment systems and compliance monitoring methods.
    Congressional Budget Justification.--The Committee 
continues to direct MARAD to justify each provision proposed in 
a section of its Congressional budget justification.

                             SHIP DISPOSAL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $15,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        15,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    MARAD serves as the federal government's disposal agent for 
government-owned merchant vessels weighing 1,500 gross tons or 
more. The ship disposal program provides resources to dispose 
of obsolete merchant-type vessels in the National Defense 
Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The Maritime Administration was required 
by Public Law 106-398 to dispose of its obsolete inventory by 
the end of 2006. These vessels pose a significant environmental 
threat due to the presence of hazardous substances such as 
asbestos and solid and liquid polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 
The list includes a nuclear ship, the SAVANNAH, which contains 
remnants of a nuclear reactor.
    According to MARAD, there are 91 vessels at three fleet 
sites that are not yet under contract and, as such, are 
available for disposal. MARAD's goal is to remove 14 vessels 
from the NDRF and anticipates that there will be 89 non-
retention ships not under contract by the end of fiscal year 
2010.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $15,000,000 for ship disposal, 
equal to the budget request and equal to the fiscal year 2009 
funding level. Within the funds provided, the Committee 
recommends $3,000,000 to decommission the SAVANNAH. Funds are 
available until expended.

              MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN (TITLE XI) PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $3,531,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         3,630,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,630,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           +99,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The maritime guaranteed loan account as provided for by 
title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, provides for 
guaranteed loans for purchasers of ships from the U.S. 
shipbuilding industry and for modernization of U.S. shipyards. 
Funds for administrative expenses for the Title XI program are 
appropriated to this account, and then transferred by 
reimbursement to operations and training to be obligated and 
outlayed.
    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this 
account includes the subsidy costs associated with the loan 
guarantee commitments made in 1992 and beyond (including 
modifications of direct loans or loan guarantees that resulted 
from obligations or commitments in any year), as well as 
administrative expenses of this program. The subsidy amounts 
are estimated on a net present value basis; the administrative 
expenses are estimated on a cash basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,630,000 for the Maritime 
Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program, equal to the budget request 
and $99,000 above the amounts provided in fiscal year 2009. The 
Committee supports the program but was unable to provide 
additional funding for the loan subsidy program due to overall 
budget constraints.

           ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

    Section 175. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities and 
services and make repairs to any lease, contract, or occupancy 
involving government property under the control of MARAD and 
rental payments shall be covered into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.
    Section 176. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
MARAD to provide a legitimate way to collect and utilize 
midshipmen fees for the next Academic year, to account for 
Midshipmen fees already in MARAD custody, and to refund surplus 
Midshipmen fees collected in excess.

         Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
(PHMSA) was established as an administration within the 
Department of Transportation on November 30, 2004, pursuant to 
the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement 
Act (49 U.S.C. Sec. 601). The PHMSA is responsible for the safe 
transportation of hazardous materials by all modes of 
transportation including pipelines. The agency's highest 
priority is safety and its work includes developing plans, 
programs and regulations, as well as overseeing financial 
assistance programs, which focus on preparedness and response. 
PHMSA uses safety management principles and security 
assessments to mitigate vulnerabilities and disseminate 
information concerning in hazardous materials transportation.

                          OPERATIONAL EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $19,130,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        18,968,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        19,968,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +838,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +1,000,000
    This appropriation finances PHMSA's program support costs. 
This includes policy development, legal counsel, budget, 
financial management, civil rights, management, administration 
and other agency-wide expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $19,968,000 for PHMSA operational 
expenses, of which $639,000 shall be derived from the Pipeline 
Safety Fund. This is an $838,000 increase above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and a $1,000,000 increase above the fiscal 
year 2010 budget request. The Committee has included bill 
language directing PHMSA to transfer $1,000,000 to pipeline 
safety to fund pipeline information grants to communities.

                       HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $32,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        35,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        36,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2009..................        +1,000,000
    The Hazardous Materials Safety program has responsibility 
for the safety and security of hazardous materials shipments by 
commercial air, truck, railroad and vessel. The agency is the 
primary resource and regulatory authority for hazardous 
materials safety and promulgates regulations which cover 
hazardous materials safety, security, shipper and carrier 
operations, training, and packaging and container 
specifications. The Committee acknowledges the resident 
expertise at PHMSA and encourages PHMSA to take a greater 
leadership role in hazardous materials safety for the 
Department of Transportation as well as serve as a resource for 
other agencies of the federal government.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $36,500,000 to continue the agency's 
hazardous materials safety functions, which is $4,500,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $1,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 budget request.
    Multimodal hazardous materials intelligence portal.--
Included within the hazardous materials program appropriation 
is $1,000,000 to fund the Multimodal Hazardous Materials 
Intelligence Portal. The portal integrates inspection, 
incident, regulation, penalty, and other data collected by 
multiple administrations. Integrated data allows PHMSA and 
other users to develop comprehensive, risk-based strategies to 
identify emerging safety issues. The Committee notes that this 
system is used by and benefits the Federal Aviation 
Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, as well as 
the United States Coast Guard.
    Hazardous materials information system.--This web-based 
system is an integral tool used for daily hazardous materials 
operations, workflow, and document management. The Committee 
directs that PHMSA continue this important system and ensure 
that the system is searchable and useful to other operating 
administrations and that the data is accurate and verified.

                            PIPELINE SAFETY

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                    (OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                (Oil spill
                                                          (Pipeline safety   liability trust         Total
                                                               fund)              fund)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........................        $74,481,000        $18,810,000        $94,291,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......................         86,344,000         18,905,000        105,239,000
Recommended in the bill................................         86,344,000         18,905,000        105,239,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009....................        +11,863,000            +95,000        +10,948,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010...................              - - -              - - -              - - -
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    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
oversees the safety, security, and environmental protection of 
pipelines through analysis of data, damage prevention, 
education and training, development and enforcement of 
regulations and policies, research and development, grants for 
states pipeline safety programs, and emergency planning and 
response to accidents. The pipeline safety program is 
responsible for a national regulatory program to protect the 
public against the risks to life and property in the 
transportation of natural gas, petroleum and other hazardous 
materials by pipeline. The enactment of the Oil Pollution Act 
of 1990 expanded the role of the pipeline safety program in 
environmental protection and resulted in a new emphasis on 
spill prevention and containment of oil and hazardous 
substances from pipelines.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $105,239,000 to continue pipeline 
safety operations, research and development, and state grants-
in-aid in fiscal year 2010, which is $10,948,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the fiscal year 
2010 request. The bill specifies that of the total 
appropriation, $18,905,000 shall be derived from the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund and the remaining $86,334,000 shall be 
derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund.
    State pipeline safety grants.--The fiscal year 2010 budget 
requests $39,300,000, an increase of $6,061,000 for state 
pipeline safety grants, which is an 18 percent increase above 
fiscal year 2009. Section 2(c) of the PIPES Act (49 U.S.C. 
Sec. 60107(a), raised the Secretary of Transportation's grant 
matching authority from 50 percent to 80 percent. The Committee 
supports PHMSA's goal is to increase the federal funding 
annually until the 80 percent cap is reached. The Committee's 
recommendation provides funding sufficient to match grants at 
70 percent in fiscal year 2010.

                     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANTS

                     (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND)

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                                                             (Emergency         (Emergency
                                                            preparedness       preparedness          Total
                                                               fund)          grant program)
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Appropriation, fiscal year 2009........................           $188,000      ($28,318,000)        $28,506,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010.......................            188,000       (28,318,000)         28,506,000
Recommended in the bill................................            188,000       (28,318,000)         28,506,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009....................              - - -              - - -              - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010...................              - - -              - - -              - - -
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    The Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act 
of 1990, Pub. L. 101-615, requires PHMSA to: (1) develop and 
implement a reimbursable emergency preparedness grant program; 
(2) monitor public sector emergency response training and 
planning and provide technical assistance to states, political 
subdivisions and Indian tribes; and (3) develop and update 
periodically a mandatory training curriculum for emergency 
responders.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $28,318,000 for the Emergency 
Preparedness Grants program. This Committee's recommendation is 
the same as the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and as the 
fiscal year 2010 budget request.

           Research and Innovative Technology Administration

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

                        RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $12,900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        13,179,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,834,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           -66,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -345,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes $12,834,000 to continue research and 
development activities in fiscal year 2010. This funding level 
is sufficient to fund 36 full-time equivalent staff years 
(FTE), and the same as in fiscal year 2009.
    Administrative Expenses.--Within the fiscal year 2010 
recommended funding level, the Committee provides $345,000 for 
RITA's research, development, and technology (RD&T;) programs as 
follows. This level represents $345,000 above the fiscal year 
2009 enacted level and $345,000 below the budget request. The 
additional $345,000 in administrative expenses is denied until 
such time as the agency can adequately explain the need for 
this increase.
    Research Programs.--Within the fiscal year 2010 recommended 
funding level, the Committee provides $6,036,000 for RITA's 
research, development, and technology (RD&T;) programs as 
follows:
 Hydrogen fuels safety R&D.............................;          $500,000
RD&T; coordination.....................................           536,000
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System.....         4,600,000
Positioning, Navigation and Timing....................           400,000
    The Committee's recommendation for research programs 
represents a decrease of $900,000 over fiscal year 2009 and is 
equal to the budget request. The reduction in funding is for 
hydrogen fuels safety research and development, which restores 
the program to its fiscal year 2009 base funding prior to the 
2009 President's Hydrogen Initiative.
    In fiscal year 2010, RITA requested that the funding for 
positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) be separated from the 
funding for the nationwide differential global positioning 
system, while keeping the total funding level the same as the 
prior fiscal year. The Committee agreed with this 
recommendation.
    The Committee recommends that the $6,036,000 provided for 
these RD&T; programs be available until September 30, 2012.
    The bill also includes language that allows funds received 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred for 
training to be credited to this appropriation.

                  BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................     ($27,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................      (28,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................      (28,000,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      (+1,000,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Under the appropriation of the Federal Highway 
Administration, the bill provides $28,000,000 for the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics (BTS). The Committee limits BTS staff 
to 122 FTE in fiscal year 2010.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Inspector General's office was established in 1978 to 
provide an objective and independent organization that would be 
more effective in: (1) preventing and detecting fraud, waste, 
and abuse in departmental programs and operations; and (2) 
providing a means of keeping the Secretary of Transportation 
and the Congress fully and currently informed of problems and 
deficiencies in the administration of such programs and 
operations. According to the authorizing legislation, the 
Inspector General (IG) is to report dually to the Secretary of 
Transportation and to the Congress.
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $71,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        74,839,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        74,839,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,439,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $74,839,000 for 
activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), consistent 
with the budget request. The Committee continues to value 
highly the work of the OIG in oversight of departmental 
programs and activities. In addition, the OIG will receive 
$6,604,000 from other agencies in this bill, as noted below:

Federal Highway Administration..........................      $3,809,000
Federal Transit Administration..........................       2,075,000
Federal Aviation Administration.........................         620,000
National Transportation Safety Board....................         100,000

    Funding is sufficient to finance 416 full-time equivalent 
(FTE) staff years in fiscal year 2010, an increase of 2 FTE 
above the fiscal year 2009 level.
    The Committee recognizes that the National Transportation 
Safety Board Reauthorization Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-443) 
authorized the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit, 
at least annually, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) 
programs and expenditures, including information security. It 
also provided that the NTSB and OIG, in the absence of a direct 
appropriation, enter into a reimbursable agreement for any 
NTSB-related audits or reviews performed by the OIG.
    The OIG continues to perform the annual audit of NTSB's 
financial statements under the Chief Financial Officers Act, 
maintain the hotline, and conduct follow-up investigations on a 
cost reimbursement basis. The OIG has requested $100,000 from 
NTSB in its congressional justification for reimbursement of 
costs estimated to carry out this function.
    Unfair business practices.--The bill maintains language 
first enacted in fiscal year 2000 which authorizes the OIG to 
investigate allegations of fraud and unfair or deceptive 
practices and unfair methods of competition by air carriers and 
ticket agents.
    Audit reports.--The Committee requests the Inspector 
General to continue forwarding copies of all audit reports to 
the Committee immediately after they are issued, and to 
continue to make the Committee aware immediately of any review 
that recommends cancellation or modifications to any major 
acquisition project or grant, or which recommends significant 
budgetary savings. The OIG is also directed to withhold from 
public distribution for a period of 15 days any final audit or 
investigative report which was requested by the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.

                      Surface Transportation Board

    The Surface Transportation Board (STB) was created in the 
Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act of 1995 and is 
the successor agency to the Interstate Commerce Commission. The 
STB is an economic regulatory and adjudicatory body charged by 
Congress with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and 
reviewing proposed railroad mergers. The STB is decisionally 
independent, although it is administratively affiliated with 
the Department of Transportation.
    The Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, 
Pub. L. 110-432, (PRIIA), included new responsibilities for the 
STB.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $26,847,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        27,032,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        29,800,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,953,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +2,768,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $29,800,000 
for fiscal year 2010, an increase of $2,953,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and an increase of $2,768,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 budget request. Included in the 
recommendation is an offsetting collection of $1,250,000 from 
user fees established by the STB Chairman. The Committee 
recommendation is consistent with the budget request submitted 
independently by the Surface Transportation Board.
    Expanded PRIIA jurisdiction.--The Committee recommends 
$746,000 to implement the Board's expanded jurisdiction under 
PRIIA for fiscal year 2010. These funds will enable the STB to 
hire six additional FTEs. The Committee directs the STB to hire 
as many FTEs as can be accommodated by its funding level until 
an authorization law specifies otherwise.
    Uniform railroad costing system.--The Committee recommends 
$500,000 for the STB to begin a multi-year review of its 
Uniform Railroad Costing System. This system is used to set the 
Board's rate jurisdiction, is the basis for Board decisions, 
and estimates for each Class I railroad the variable cost of 
transporting a given commodity. The system was originally 
adopted in 1989.
    Union pacific/southern pacific merger.--On December 12, 
1997, the Board granted a joint request of Union Pacific 
Railroad Company and the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County, 
KS (Wichita-Sedgwick) to toll the 18-month mitigation study 
pending in Finance Docket No. 32760. The decision indicated 
that at such time as the parties reach agreement or discontinue 
negotiations, the Board would take appropriate action.
    By petition filed June 26, 1998, Wichita/Sedgwick and UP/SP 
indicated that they had entered into an agreement, and jointly 
petitioned the Board to impose the agreement as a condition of 
the Board's approval of the UP/SP merger. By decision dated 
July 8, 1998, the Board agreed and imposed the agreement as a 
condition to the UP/SP merger. The terms of the negotiated 
agreement remain in effect. If UP/SP or any of its divisions or 
subsidiaries materially changes or is unable to achieve the 
assumptions on which the Board based its final environmental 
mitigation measures, then the Board may reopen Finance Docket 
32760 if requested by interested parties, and prescribe 
additional mitigation properly reflecting these changes when 
appropriate.
    Liability review.--The Committee notes that under 49 U.S.C. 
Sec. 24308 the STB has long-standing authority to prescribe 
reasonable terms and compensation for Amtrak's use of the 
facilities of another railroad if the parties cannot reach 
agreement. The Committee also notes that the recently enacted 
49 U.S.C. Sec. 28502 also gives the STB authority to mediate 
disputes between a public transportation authority and a rail 
carrier for the use of trackage needed for commuter rail 
passenger transportation. Thus, because of STB's authority and 
expertise in matters relating to the terms and conditions under 
which the trackage of a rail carrier can be used for passenger 
service, the Committee directs the STB to review the issues 
surrounding the inclusion of indemnification in agreements 
between entities responsible for passenger rail service and 
rail carriers. This review should address historic precedent, 
current practice, and should identify draft contractual 
language that, in the opinion of the STB, would reasonably 
address rail carriers' concerns over liability resulting from 
passenger rail operations while balancing the needs of public 
transportation authorities, as well as Amtrak, and other 
entities providing or operating passenger rail service to 
develop improved and expanded passenger rail service, and while 
providing appropriate incentives to assure safe operation of 
passenger trains. The Committee directs the STB to report on 
the results of its review to the Committees on Appropriations, 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
of Representatives and the Committees on Banking, Commerce, 
Science and Transportation, and Environment and Public Works of 
the Senate within 180 days of the date of enactment of this 
Act.

       TITLE I--GENERAL PROVISIONS, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Section 180. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use funds for 
aircraft; motor vehicles; liability insurance; uniforms; or 
allowances, as authorized by law.
    Section 181. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
appropriations for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the 
rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this act for salaries and expenses of more 
than 110 political and Presidential appointees in the DOT and 
prohibits political and Presidential personnel from being 
assigned on temporary detail outside the DOT.
    Section 183. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the implementation of section 404 of 
title 23, United States Code.
    Section 184. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting recipients of funds made available in this Act from 
releasing personal information, including social security 
number, medical or disability information, and photographs from 
a driver's license or motor vehicle record, without express 
consent of the person to whom such information pertains; and 
prohibits the withholding of funds provided in this Act for any 
grantee is a state is in noncompliance with this provision.
    Section 185. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources to be used for expenses 
incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 186. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires funding of certain programs, projects and activities 
identified in the accompanying report within the accounts of 
the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad 
Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.
    Section 187. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the Secretary of Transportation to allow issuers of 
any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase preferred stock 
sold to the DOT.
    Section 188. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds from being used to make a grant unless the 
Secretary of Transportation notifies the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations not less than three full business 
days before any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or 
full funding grant agreement totaling $500,000 or more is 
announced by the department or its modal administrations, and 
directs the Secretary to give concurrent notification for any 
``quick release'' of funds from the Federal Highway 
Administration's emergency relief program.
    Section 189. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds received from rebates, refunds, and similar sources to be 
credited to appropriations of the DOT.
    Section 190. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
amounts from improper payments to a third party contractor that 
are lawfully recovered by the DOT to be available to cover 
expenses incurred in the recovery of such payments.
    Section 191. The Committee continues a provision mandating 
that reprogramming actions are to be approved or denied solely 
by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 192. The Committee continues a provision that caps 
the amount of fees the Surface Transportation Board can charge 
and collect for rate complaints filed at the amount authorized 
for court civil suit filing fees.
    Section 193. The Committee includes a provision as 
requested in the budget that enables the Department to provide 
payments in advance to carry out its contract for the 
implementation of a debit card program for distribution of 
transit benefits.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


                     Management and Administration

    The Committee reiterates that the Department must limit the 
reprogramming of funds between the program, projects, and 
activities within each account to not more than $500,000 
without prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations. 
Unless otherwise identified in the bill or report, the most 
detailed allocation of funds presented in the budget 
justifications is approved, with any deviation from such 
approved allocation subject to the normal reprogramming 
requirements. Further, it is the intent of the Committee that 
all carryover funds in the various accounts, including 
recaptures and de-obligations, are subject to the normal 
reprogramming requirements outlined above. Further, no changes 
may be made to any program, project, or activity if it is 
construed to be policy or a change in policy, without prior 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations. Finally, the 
Committee expects to be notified regarding reorganizations of 
offices, programs or activities prior to the planned 
implementation of such reorganizations, as well as be 
identified, on a monthly basis, of all ongoing litigation, 
including any negotiations or discussions, planned or ongoing, 
regarding a consent decree between the Department and any other 
entity, including the estimated costs of such decrees. Unless 
otherwise provided, the Committee reiterates that the 
Department must limit reprogramming to $500,000.

                          EXECUTIVE DIRECTION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $23,799,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        25,969,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,969,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,170,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Executive Direction account encompasses the offices of 
the major policymakers at the Department, including all of the 
Senate-confirmed political appointees. The responsibilities of 
the Department are administered under the supervision and 
direction of the Secretary, who is responsible for the 
administration of all programs, functions and authorities of 
the Department. The Deputy Secretary assists the Secretary in 
the discharge of the duties and responsibilities, and serves as 
Acting Secretary in the absence of the Secretary. In addition 
to the Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary, the 
offices of eight Assistant Secretaries are included, as well as 
the immediate offices of the Chief Financial Officer and the 
General Counsel.
    Lastly, this account includes the activities of two offices 
of highly specialized staff with Department-wide 
responsibility, the Office of Hearings and Appeals and the 
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. The 
Office of Hearings and Appeals is an independent adjudicatory 
office within the Office of the Secretary whose administrative 
judges conduct hearings and make determinations for the 
Department in accordance with existing statues and departmental 
policies, regulations, and procedures. The Office of Hearings 
and Appeals is headed by a Director appointed by the Secretary 
who supervises the administrative judges, administrative law 
judges of the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and support 
staff.
    The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization 
is responsible for the implementation and execution of the 
Department's activities on behalf of small businesses, minority 
businesses, businesses owned and controlled by disadvantaged 
persons, and firms, in accordance with sections 8 and 15 of the 
Small Business Act (SBA), as amended. For the functions and 
responsibilities required by Public Law 95-507, the Director 
shall be responsible only to, and report directly to, the 
Secretary or Deputy Secretary.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 Immediate office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary        $4,619,000
Office of Hearings and Appeals........................         1,703,000
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization           778,000
Immediate Office of the Chief Financial Officer.......           727,000
Immediate Office of the General Counsel...............         1,474,000
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional            2,912,000
 and Intergovernmental Relations......................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs..         3,110,000
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration..         1,218,000
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and               2,125,000
 Indian Affairs.......................................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community and            1,781,000
 Planning Development.................................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal         3,497,000
 Housing Commissioner.................................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy                   1,097,000
 Development and Research.............................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and           928,000
 Equal Opportunity....................................
    The Committee recommends $25,969,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $2,170,000 above the level 
enacted in the fiscal year 2009 bill and is equal to the budget 
request.
    In the fiscal year 2008 Omnibus, the structure of the 
Management and Administration account was altered to separate 
the salaries and expenses of the Department from one account 
into nine accounts. This change was made to improve 
transparency and to give the Committee greater oversight of 
this large account. By splitting the Senate-confirmed 
Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Assistant Secretaries into the 
``Executive Direction'' account, the Committee aimed to 
increase accountability over the lead policymakers of the 
Department. The Committee instructs the Department to use this 
structure in submitting all future budgets.
    The Secretary is authorized to transfer funds within 
offices under Executive Direction following written 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, provided that no amount for any office may be 
increased or decreased by more than 5 percent by all transfers. 
Notice of any change in funding greater than 5 percent must be 
submitted for prior approval by the Committees. Further, the 
Secretary must provide quarterly written notification to the 
Committees regarding the status of pending congressional 
reports. The bill also provides that no more than $25,000 
provided under the immediate Office of the Secretary shall be 
available for the official reception and representation 
expenses as the Secretary may determine.

                ADMINISTRATION, OPERATIONS AND PLANNING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $527,434,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       537,897,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       537,897,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +10,463,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    This account funds the personnel compensation and benefits 
of 8 program offices, as well as non-personnel expenses for the 
entire Department, such as travel and training. Included in the 
account are salaries and expenses of the programs listed below. 
The Office of Administration provides general support services 
to all offices and divisions throughout HUD. These services 
include: management analysis, human resource management, 
employee training, performance analysis; providing general 
building and office services, maintaining correspondence and 
scheduling for the Secretary; as well as carrying out special 
activities directly assigned by the Secretary of HUD.
    The Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination 
(ODOC) performs a broad range of cross-program functions that 
assist the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary with HUD's 
continuing management improvement initiatives. Key 
responsibilities include leading the development and monitoring 
of the Department's Management and Strategic Plans; overseeing 
HUD's planning and accountability processes to ensure that the 
Department achieves its goals and quality improvement 
objectives; managing the Department's Compliance and Monitoring 
Program; managing the Department's Internet, Intranet, and 
other public access technology; managing HUD's oversight and 
monitoring of labor standards for HUD-funded construction 
projects; and coordinating Executive Management and Field 
Office Management Meetings for the Deputy Secretary.
    The Office of Field Policy and Management serves as the 
principal advisor of providing oversight and communicating 
Secretarial priorities and policies to the field office staff 
and clients. The Regional and Field Office Directors act as the 
operational managers in each of the field offices. The Regional 
and Field Office Directors direct and coordinate cross program 
delivery of the Department's programs in the field.
    The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer's (OCPO) 
mission is to provide high-quality acquisition support services 
to all HUD program offices by purchasing necessary operational 
and mission-related goods and services; provide advice, 
guidance and technical assistance to all departmental offices 
on matters concerning procurement; assist program offices in 
defining and specifying their procurement needs; develop and 
maintain all procurement guidance including regulations, 
policies, and procedures; and assist in the development of 
sound acquisition strategies.
    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) provides 
leadership in instituting financial integrity, fiscal 
responsibility and accountability. The CFO reports directly to 
and advises the Secretary of the Department on all aspects of 
financial management, accounting and budgetary matters; ensures 
that the Department establishes and meets financial management 
goals and objectives; that the Department is in compliance with 
financial management legislation and directives; analyzes 
budgetary implications of policy and legislative proposals and 
provides technical oversight with respect to all budget 
activities throughout the Department.
    Appropriations Attorneys--During consideration of the 
Fiscal Year 2003 appropriations legislation, it became apparent 
to the Committee that both the Committee and the Department 
would be better served if the attorneys responsible for 
appropriations matters were housed in the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer (OCFO), and the Fiscal Year 2003 Act provided 
funds and FTE to the OCFO to accommodate four attorneys 
transferred from the Office of General Counsel (OGC). Since 
that time, the Committee has routinely received prompt, 
accurate, and reliable information from the OCFO on various 
appropriations law matters. For Fiscal Year 2010, the Committee 
continues to fund appropriations attorneys in the OCFO, and 
directs HUD to maintain this responsibility under the OCFO.
    The General Counsel, as the chief legal officer and legal 
voice of the Department, is the legal adviser to the Secretary 
and other principal staff of the Department. It is the 
responsibility of the General Counsel to provide legal 
opinions, advice and services with respect to all programs and 
activities, and to provide counsel and assistance in the 
development of the Department's programs and policies.
    The mission of the Office of Departmental Equal Employment 
Opportunity is to ensure the enforcement of Federal laws 
relating to the elimination of all forms of discrimination in 
the Department's employment practices. The mission of the 
Office is carried out through the functions of three Divisions, 
the Affirmative Employment Division, the Alternative Dispute 
Resolution Division, and the Equal Employment Opportunity 
Division.
    HUD's Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives 
conducts outreach, recommends changes to HUD policies and 
programs that present barriers to grassroots organizations, and 
initiates special projects, such as grant writing training.
    The Office of Sustainability will provide technical and 
policy support for energy, green building, and transportation 
programs at HUD and other relevant departments. The office will 
manage new grant programs to catalyze the home retrofit market 
and promote transit-oriented development. This office will also 
coordinate inter- and intra-agency efforts to ensure that 
housing programs targeting the built environment are well-
coordinated with the programs of the Department of 
Transportation, the Department of Energy and the Environmental 
Protection Agency. The office will also coordinate with the 
Office of Policy Development and Research to develop and 
undertake integrated research to support efforts leading to 
sustainable housing and regional planning.
    The Office of Strategic Planning and Management will drive 
organizational, programmatic, and operational change across the 
Department to maximize efficiency and performance. The office 
will facilitate HUD's strategic planning process by identifying 
the Departments strategic priorities and transformational 
change initiatives, create and manage work plans for targeted 
transformation projects, and develop key program performance 
measures and targets for monitoring.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 Office of Administration Personnel Compensation and          $76,958,000
 Benefits.............................................
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination            11,277,000
 Personnel Compensation and Benefits..................
Office of Field Policy and Management Personnel               51,275,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Personnel             14,649,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of the Chief Financial Officer Personnel               35,197,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of the General Counsel Personnel Compensation          89,062,000
 and Benefits.........................................
Office of the Departmental Equal Employment                    3,296,000
 Opportunity Personnel Compensation and Benefits......
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives                1,393,000
 Personnel Compensation and Benefits..................
Office of Sustainability Personnel Compensation and            2,400,000
 Benefits.............................................
Office of Strategic Planning and Management Personnel          2,520,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Non-personnel expenses................................       249,870,000
    The Committee recommends $537,897,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $10,463,000 above the level 
enacted in the fiscal year 2009 bill, and is equal to the 
budget request. The Committee will continue to monitor hiring 
and personnel needs as the appropriation process moves forward.
    The bill provides funding in this account for necessary 
administrative and non-administrative expenses of the 
Department. Funds may be used for advertising and promotional 
activities that support the housing mission area. Further, the 
Secretary is authorized to transfer funds between offices under 
this account, after such transfer has been submitted to, and 
received written approval by, the Committees on Appropriations. 
No appropriation for any office may be increased or decreased 
by more than 10 percent.

                  PERSONNEL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

                       PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $190,390,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       197,074,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       197,074,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +6,684,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Public and Indian Housing oversees the 
administration of HUD's Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, 
Section 8 Rental Assistance and Native American Programs. PIH 
is responsible for administering and managing programs 
authorized and funded by Congress under the basic provisions of 
the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $197,074,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $6,684,000 above the level 
enacted for fiscal year 2009 and is equal to the budget 
request. The Committee will monitor staffing as the process 
moves forward.

                   COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $94,234,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        98,989,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        98,989,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +4,755,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Community Planning and Development assists in 
developing viable communities by promoting integrated 
approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living 
environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and 
moderate income persons. The primary means toward this end is 
the development of partnerships among all levels of government 
and the private sector, including for-profit and nonprofit 
organizations. This Office is responsible for the effective 
administration of Community Development Block Grant programs 
(CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Brownfields 
Economic Development Initiative (BEDI), Self-Help Homeownership 
Opportunity Program (SHOP), Housing Opportunities for Persons 
with Aids (HOPWA) and other HUD community development programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $98,989,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $4,755,000 above the level 
enacted in the fiscal year 2009 bill and is equal to the budget 
request. The Committee will monitor staffing as the process 
moves forward.

                                HOUSING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $363,198,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       374,887,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       374,887,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +11,689,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Housing implements Housing's programmatic, 
regulatory, financial, and operational responsibilities under 
the leadership of six deputy assistant secretaries and the 
field staff for activities related to FHA multifamily and 
single family homeownership programs, housing counseling grant 
program, and assisted housing programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $374,887,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $11,689,000 above the level 
enacted in the fiscal year 2009 bill and is equal to the budget 
request. The Committee will monitor staffing as the process 
moves forward.

         OFFICE OF THE GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $10,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        11,095,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,095,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +1,095,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Government National Mortgage Association 
(GNMA) supports the Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) program, 
which is the guarantee of timely payment of principal and 
interest to investors on the mortgage backed securities pools 
of FHA, Veterans Affairs, Rural Development, and Public and 
Indian Housing guaranteed loans. The mission of GNMA is to 
expand affordable housing in America by linking domestic and 
global capital markets to the Nation's housing markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $11,095,000, which represents an 
increase of $1,095,000 above the level enacted in fiscal year 
2009 and is equal to the budget request. The Committee 
recommends that the salaries and expenses of GNMA be paid from 
revenue earned. As GNMA is playing a significant role in 
helping the housing sector respond to and recover from the 
subprime crisis, the Committee recommends this additional 
flexibility to ensure that GNMA will be staffed adequately to 
respond to the increase in FHA guarantees.

                    POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $18,071,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        21,138,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,138,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +3,067,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Policy Development and Research establishes 
the Department's annual research agenda to support the research 
and evaluation of housing and other departmental initiatives to 
improve HUD's effectiveness and operational efficiencies. 
Research proposals are determined through consultations with 
senior staff from each HUD program office, the Office of 
Management and Budget, and Congress as well as discussion with 
key HUD stakeholders. The office addresses all inquiries 
regarding key housing economic information such as the American 
Housing Survey, Fair Market Rents, Median Family Income Limits, 
annual housing goals and oversight of the Government Sponsored 
Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and Real Estate 
Settlement Procedures Act and mortgage market analyses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,138,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $3,067,000 above the level 
enacted in fiscal year 2009 and is equal to the budget request. 
The Committee will continue to monitor staffing levels and 
needs as the process moves forward.

                   FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $69,021,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        71,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        71,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,779,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is 
responsible for developing policies, guidance and for providing 
technical support for enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and 
the civil rights statues. FHEO serves as the central point for 
the formulation, clearance and dissemination of FHEO policies, 
intra-departmental clearances, and public information. FHEO 
receives, investigates, conciliates and recommends the issuance 
of charges of discrimination and determinations of non-
compliance for complaints filed under title VIII and other 
civil rights authorities and conduct civil rights compliance 
review and compliance reviews under section 3.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $71,800,000 for this account, 
which represents an increase of $2,779,000 above the level 
enacted in the fiscal year 2009 bill and is equal to the budget 
request. The Committee will continue to monitor staffing levels 
and needs as the process moves forward.

            OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $6,728,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         7,151,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,151,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +423,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control has 
primary responsibility for the lead-based paint and healthy 
homes activities of the Department and is directly responsible 
for the administration of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction 
program authorized by title X of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1992; the Office also addresses multiple 
housing-related hazards affecting the health of residents, 
particularly children. The Office develops lead-based paint 
regulations, guidelines, and policies applicable to HUD 
programs, and enforces the Lead Disclosure Rule issued under 
title X. For both lead-based paint and healthy homes issues, 
the Office designs and administers programs for grants, 
training, research, education and information dissemination, 
and serves as the Department's central information source for 
the Secretary, the Congress, HUD staff, HUD grantees, state and 
local governments and the public.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,151,000 for this account, which 
represents an increase of $423,000 above the level enacted in 
the fiscal year 2009 bill and is equal to the budget request. 
The Committee will continue to monitor staffing levels and 
needs as the process moves forward.

                       PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING

                     TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................   $16,975,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................    17,836,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    18,242,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................    +1,267,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +406,200,000
    In fiscal year 2005, the Housing Certificate Fund was 
separated into two new accounts: Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 
and Project-Based Rental Assistance. This account administers 
the tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance program otherwise 
known as the Housing Choice Voucher program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $18,242,200,000 for tenant-based 
rental assistance, an increase of $1,267,200,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted level and $406,200,000 above the 
budget request for Section 8 vouchers. Consistent with the 
budget request, the Committee continues the advance of 
$4,000,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading for 
Section 8 programs to October 1, 2009.
    Voucher Renewals.--The Committee provides $16,387,200,000, 
which is an increase of $989,200,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level for the renewal of tenant-based vouchers. The 
Department is instructed to monitor and report to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations each quarter on the trends 
in Section 8 subsidies and to report on the required program 
alterations due to changes in rent or changes in tenant income.
    Tenant protection.--The Committee provides $120,000,000 for 
tenant protection vouchers, $30,000,000 below the level enacted 
in fiscal year 2009 and $17,000,000 above the budget request. 
As a result of the variable nature of this activity from year 
to year, language is included allowing the Department to use 
carryover and recaptures of unexpended Section 8 balances to 
fund additional rental assistance costs in addition to funds 
appropriated for fiscal year 2010. These additional rental 
assistance costs are limited to housing assistance payments and 
administrative fees not to exceed the rate of administrative 
fees provided for contract renewals.
    Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing.--The Committee 
recommends $75,000,000 for incremental voucher assistance 
through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, 
the same as the enacted level for 2009 and $75,000,000 above 
the budget request. This program will be administered in 
conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and these 
vouchers shall remain available for homeless veterans upon 
turnover. The Committee is pleased that the vouchers provided 
under this account in fiscal year 2009 have been allocated and 
are beginning to have an impact on homeless veterans across the 
country.
    Administrative Fees.--The Committee recommends 
$1,600,000,000 for allocation to the PHAs to conduct activities 
associated with placing and maintaining individuals under 
Section 8 assistance. This amount is $106,200,000 above the 
level proposed in the budget request. The Committee has 
provided additional funding for administrative fees in an 
effort to ensure that all vouchers, and particularly special 
purpose vouchers such as the Nonelderly Disabled Vouchers, are 
fully utilized. The Committee instructs the Administration to 
fund administrative fees based on the number of units leased, 
in accordance with section 8(q) of the Quality Housing and Work 
Responsibility Act (QHWRA). This adjustment will incentivize 
PHAs to serve more families and individuals and will lead to 
increased utilization of vouchers, a key goal for the 
Committee.
    Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinators (FSS).--The Committee 
includes $60,000,000 for FSS coordinators, $10,000,000 above 
the amount requested by the budget and $10,000,000 above the 
level enacted for 2009. Coordinators help residents link up 
with important services in the community to speed the 
achievement of self-sufficiency. The Committee recognizes the 
importance of this activity and encourages HUD to work with 
PHAs to efficiently and effectively utilize these resources.
    The Committee directs the Department to continue to collect 
and use Form HUD-0952681 for PHAs administering the Housing 
Choice Voucher program.
    The fiscal year 2010 bill continues the budget based system 
of funding, whereby PHAs are required to operate under a fixed 
budget for the calendar year. In the fiscal year 2010 bill, the 
Committee again used the latest data available as the basis for 
the formula, instructing the Department to fund vouchers based 
on the voucher management system leasing and cost data from the 
previous Federal fiscal year. To adjust the allocations of PHAs 
that have unforeseen circumstances, portability, or increased 
leasing in the last quarter of the previous calendar year, a 
contingency fund of $150,000,000 is provided. The Committee 
directs that housing assistance payments resulting from the 
portability provisions be the first priority in the use of 
these funds. As the appropriations process moves forward, the 
Committee will continue to monitor leasing and cost data.
    The President's budget recommends authorization changes to 
the program that are not appropriate for the Committee on 
Appropriations to implement, but are the purview of the 
Financial Services Committee. The Committee is hopeful that an 
authorization bill will appropriately reauthorize this program 
and set forth a consistent formula and a reserve policy to 
improve the implementation of this program. The Tenant-Based 
Rental Assistance program serves millions of families and the 
Committee believes that reauthorization is needed to serve 
those families in the most efficient and effective way 
possible.
    The Committee continues and strengthens through bill 
language the direction to the Department to communicate to each 
PHA, within 60 days of enactment, the fixed amount that will be 
made available to each PHA for fiscal year 2010. The amount 
being provided in this account is the only source of Federal 
funds that may be used to renew tenant-based vouchers. The 
amounts appropriated here may not be augmented from any other 
source.
    The Committee urges the Secretary of the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development to utilize his authorized 
discretion to ensure the broadest programmatic flexibility and 
the maximum allocation of funds to the recent generation of 
public housing authorities awarded ``Moving to Work'' 
demonstration program status.

                        HOUSING CERTIFICATE FUND

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The President did not request, and the Committee does not 
include, a rescission from the Housing Certificate Fund for 
fiscal year 2010. The Committee is pleased that the Office of 
Management and Budget recognizes that there are no remaining 
sums to rescind from the Department. Often, this rescission was 
used to obfuscate the true funding needs of the Department's 
programs, and the Committee is pleased that this gimmick is no 
longer being used. Language is included to allow unobligated 
balances from specific accounts may be used to renew or amend 
Project-Based Rental Assistance contracts.

                      PUBLIC HOUSING CAPITAL FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $2,450,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     2,244,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,500,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +256,000,000
    The Public Housing Capital Fund provides funding for public 
housing capital programs, including public housing development 
and modernization. Examples of capital modernization projects 
include replacing roofs and windows, improving common spaces, 
upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, and renovating the 
interior of an apartment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total funding level of 
$2,500,000,000 which represents an increase of $50,000,000 
above the level provided in fiscal year 2009 and $256,000,000 
above the budget request. Within the amounts provided the 
committee directs that:
          --$20,000,000 is made available for Emergency Capital 
        needs, excluding Presidentially declared disasters. The 
        Committee continues last year's language to ensure that 
        funds are used only for repairs needed due to an 
        unforeseen and unanticipated emergency event or natural 
        disaster that occurs during fiscal year 2010;
          --$50,000,000 is directed to the Resident Opportunity 
        and Supportive Services. The Committee recognizes the 
        importance of this program, which assists public 
        housing residents in achieving self-sufficiency. The 
        Committee is concerned about the large unexpended 
        balance in this account and directs the Department to 
        issue a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for these 
        funds within 60 days of enactment of this Act;
          --No more than $15,345,000 is directed to support the 
        ongoing Public Housing Financial and Physical 
        Assessment activities of the Real Estate Assessment 
        Center; and
          --$8,820,000 is directed to the support of 
        administrative and judicial receiverships. The 
        Committee remains concerned about the length of time 
        that several PHAs have been in receivership, with 
        little proven improvement. The Committee directs that 
        the Department continue to report to the House and 
        Senate Committees on Appropriations quarterly on the 
        progress made at each agency under receivership.
    The Committee is greatly concerned with the implementation 
to date of the Capital Needs Assessment (CNA). The Committee 
believes strongly that an updated, accurate study of the 
capital needs of the nation's public housing portfolio is 
necessary to inform future policy decisions about this 
important infrastructure asset. The CNA is intended to reflect 
the many policy and market changes that have occurred in the 
public housing arena since the 1998 CNA, not just update the 
backlog number or adhere strictly to the parameters of the 
previous study. This study is an opportunity to collect 
valuable information about the state of public housing. 
Therefore, the Committee instructs the Assistant Secretary of 
Public and Indian Housing to re-convene the Study Group formed 
in July of 2008, and to add additional experts to this panel, 
as necessary, to re-evaluate the CNA. The Committee does not 
intend that the contract should be nullified, but that the 
Statement of Work shall be expanded to include factors ignored 
in the previous attempt at this study, including: energy 
efficiency considerations; the effect of the transition to 
asset-based management on this portfolio; factors related to 
the aging of the public housing population; and a measure of 
the number of distressed public housing units, among others. 
The CNA should utilize a statistical sampling methodology, 
regardless of the size of the public housing authority's 
portfolio. After the Study Group makes recommendations to HUD 
on the revised Statement of Work, HUD is instructed to discuss 
the CNA with the Committee on Appropriations before signing the 
modified contract. The Committee is a partner in this effort 
and HUD needs to be mindful of the fact that the lines of 
communication need to be open between the Department and the 
Committee on the successful completion of this study.
    Further, the Committee is supportive of the Department's 
interest in gathering data about the needs of public housing, 
but is doubtful that the current methods of collecting this 
information are as effective as possible. First, the Committee 
instructs HUD not to mandate individual Physical Needs 
Assessments at each PHA without previous consultation with the 
Committee. If there is no standardization on the information to 
be gathered, this information will be of little to no use to 
the Department. Further, the Committee instructs HUD to 
evaluate the effectiveness of the myriad of reporting and 
planning mechanisms now being required of PHAs. HUD shall 
review the efficacy of all reporting requirements for the PHAs, 
including the 5-year plans and the PHA annual plans, and shall 
study the utility of the PHAS scores and all of the individual 
reporting elements that make up that score. The Committee 
doubts that the information required of PHAs is as useful as it 
could be, and encourages the Department to do a full evaluation 
of these reporting mechanisms. HUD shall make recommendations 
to the Committee within 90 days of enactment about changes to 
these data gathering instruments.
    Finally, the Committee is encouraged that approximately 120 
separate transactions have occurred within the Capital Fund 
Financing Program. This is a valuable program that authorizes 
PHAs to borrow funds for renovation and construction projects 
conditioned on a requirement to repay the debt service with 
funds from this account. The Committee looks forward to the 
promulgation of the final rule for this program and anticipates 
greater cooperation from HUD in facilitating approval of these 
deals within a reasonable timeframe, which has been a concern 
for the Committee and for PHAs ready to rehabilitate public 
housing units.
    As requested, the recommendation does not designate a 
separate set-aside for the Neighborhood Networks grants because 
such activities are already an eligible use of capital funds.
    The Department is directed to continue to provide quarterly 
detailed reports on those Public Housing Authorities with 
obligation rates of less than 90 percent.

                     PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $4,455,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     4,600,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,800,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +345,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +200,000,000
    The Public Housing Operating Fund subsidizes the costs 
associated with operating and maintaining public housing. This 
subsidy supplements funding received by public housing 
authorities (PHA) from tenant rent contributions and other 
income. In accordance with section 9 of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937, as amended, funds are allocated by formula 
to public housing authorities for the following purposes: 
utility costs; anticrime and anti-drug activities, including 
the costs of providing adequate security; routine maintenance 
cost; administrative costs; and general operating expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,800,000,000 for the federal 
share of PHA operating expenses. This amount is $345,000,000 
above the enacted level for fiscal year 2009 and is 
$200,000,000 above the budget request.
    Public housing is home to more than 2.6 million seniors, 
people with disabilities, and low-wage individuals in all areas 
of the country. Rural and non-metropolitan areas are home to 21 
percent of all public housing, while suburban areas host 19 
percent of these units. In addition to providing homes across 
the nation for vulnerable families, public housing is an asset 
and is part of the infrastructure of the country. Built and 
maintained with federal funds, it would cost approximately $162 
billion to replace the existing 1.2 million units of existing 
public housing, including land costs. Public housing is also a 
vital part of local economies, producing $8.2 billion in 
indirect and induced economic activity in regional economies, 
according to Econsult Corporation's evaluation of public 
housing in the report ``Assessing the Economic Benefits of 
Public Housing.''
    Because public housing units are maintained by federal 
dollars through the Operating Fund, the Committee believes it 
is imperative to adequately fund units so that this asset 
continues to be an option for low-wage families. The 
Administration's proposed budget will not accomplish this goal, 
due to falling tenant incomes and rising utility costs. 
Therefore, the Committee recommends an increase in this account 
in an effort to fully fund the costs of operating public 
housing units. The Committee expects that HUD and the Public 
Housing Authorities will work together to find ways to achieve 
greater energy efficiency in public housing, which will ease 
the pressure of rising utility costs on this account.

                    CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................      $250,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      -250,000,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Choice 
Neighborhoods Initiative, as this program is unauthorized. The 
Committee has instead elected to fund the HOPE VI program to 
further complete the work of revitalizing severely distressed 
public housing units.

     REVITALIZATION OF SEVERELY DISTRESSED PUBLIC HOUSING (HOPE VI)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $120,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................               ---
Recommended in the bill...............................       250,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +130,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +250,000,000
    The Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing 
program, also known as HOPE VI, provides competitive grants to 
public housing authorities to revitalize entire neighborhoods 
adversely impacted by the presence of badly deteriorated public 
housing projects. In addition to developing and constructing 
new affordable housing, the program provides PHAs with the 
authority to demolish obsolete projects and to provide self-
sufficiency services for families who reside in and around the 
facility.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $250,000,000 for the Severely 
Distressed Public Housing program (HOPE VI) for fiscal year 
2010, $130,000,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and 
$250,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recognizes the Department's desire to move 
from HOPE VI to the proposed Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, 
and the Committee is supportive of new ideas and strategies for 
reducing the concentration of poverty in distressed 
neighborhoods. However, the Committee on Appropriations is not 
the appropriate body to authorize a new initiative of this 
scale, especially when the Financial Services Committee has 
worked diligently over the past several years to reauthorize 
HOPE VI. Therefore, the Committee recommends that the increased 
funding be appropriated to a proven program with more work to 
accomplish, until the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative is 
properly authorized. Should the Initiative be approved by the 
relevant authorizing committees before the fiscal year 2010 
budget is enacted, the Committee will adjust accordingly.
    The Committee remains committed to the innovative HOPE VI 
program and acknowledges the successes enjoyed by communities 
that have completed these large redevelopments. However, the 
Committee remains concerned about the slow expenditure of HOPE 
VI funds, especially among some of the earliest grantees. The 
Committee commends HUD on its attention to the 2002 and 2003 
grantees, and sees this as a sign of progress. The shortened 
timeframes for expenditure of funds have forced communities and 
HUD to become more proactive in spending funds and adhering to 
timelines. The Committee expects this progress to continue with 
the 2004 grantees and beyond.
    At the same time, there exists a large carryover of 
technical assistance funds, and the Committee directs that HUD 
expend the fiscal year 2010 technical assistance funds, and any 
carryover, on the 2004 grantees and on the pre-2002 grantees 
that have a realistic chance at completion. The use of 
expediters is a positive use of funds, and HUD is encouraged to 
continue this practice. The Committee notes that of those 
projects not yet completed, HUD controls, through 
administrative receiverships, fourteen unfinished HOPE VI 
projects totaling $112,573,688 (not including 2007 and 2008 
grants). HUD could make a significant reduction in unexpended 
balances simply by finishing the projects that it controls 
through these receiverships. In addition, an examination of 
incomplete HOPE VI projects reveals a list of a few repeat 
offenders--PHAs controlling not one, but several unfinished 
projects. It is evident that a chance for economies of scale 
exists in focusing on those PHAs with more than one incomplete 
HOPE VI project, as the problems delaying grants are likely 
endemic in each of the unfinished grants within each PHA. With 
this increase in funding, the Committee expects the Department 
to look to PHAs that have a proven track record of completing 
HOPE VI grants, as well as smaller PHAs that have not yet had 
the opportunity to transform communities within their 
jurisdiction. PHAs that have not been able to complete projects 
in a reasonable amount of time should not be given the chance 
to repeat mistakes. Also, PHAs that have HOPE VI projects from 
the early 1990s that have yet to be finished should be aware 
that the timeline for these projects is not endless. The 
Committee expects HUD to work with Congress in identifying 
those projects that cannot, for whatever reason, move to 
completion. The large backlog of projects is a missed 
opportunity to revitalize communities, and if some projects are 
no longer feasible, those funds should be rescinded and 
reappropriated to communities that are ready to take full 
advantage of the transformative opportunities of HOPE VI.
    The Committee directs HUD to issue its fiscal year 2010 
HOPE VI NOFA within 90 days of enactment.

                  NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $645,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       645,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       750,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +105,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +105,000,000
    The Native American Housing Block Grants program provides 
funds to Indian tribes and their Tribally Designated Housing 
Entities (TDHE) to address housing needs within their 
communities. The block grant is designed to fund TDHE operating 
requirements and capital needs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $750,000,000 for the Native 
American Block Grant and the Indian Community Development Block 
Grant Fund. This is $105,000,000 above the budget request and 
the level enacted in fiscal year 2009.
    In 2003, when HUD began using the new 2000 Census data, HUD 
shifted the basis for the needs portion of the formula 
distribution of funds from single-race to multi-race. The 
Committee continues language from last year instructing HUD to 
distribute funds on the basis of single race or multi-race 
data, whichever is the higher amount for each recipient.
    Of the amounts made available under this heading:
          --$2,000,000 is included for Section 601 loan 
        guarantees. However, the Department is advised that 
        loan level activity must be monitored to ensure that 
        sufficient grant funds are available as collateral for 
        new loans;
          --$4,250,000 is for Technical Assistance training and 
        associated travel. The Committee recognizes that the 
        Department has proposed to consolidated technical 
        assistance funding through the Transformation 
        Initiative. However, the Committee remains committed to 
        increasing the capacity of grantees on tribal lands and 
        wants to ensure that funds will be dedicated to this 
        activity; and
          --$3,500,000 is included to be contracted for 
        assistance for a national organization representing 
        Native American housing interests for providing 
        training and technical assistance to Indian Housing 
        Authorities and tribally designated housing entities as 
        authorized under NAHASDA.
    The need for affordable housing units in Indian Country is 
undeniable. A 2003 United States Commission on Civil Rights 
study found that nearly 200,000 housing units are needed 
immediately to adequately house Native Americans on their 
native land (``A Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs 
in Indian Country''). Further, high rates of unemployment on 
native lands and inadequate infrastructure present an 
opportunity to better the lives of Native Americans through 
both housing and employment. Further, construction of housing 
in Indian Country is a significant chance to advance 
sustainable building practices and lower the energy costs of 
housing in often remote and expensive areas. Because of these 
factors, and the fact that funding for Native American housing 
has failed to keep up with inflation for more than a decade, 
the Committee recommends increased funding for this account.
    Together with funding provided in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Committee expects that HUD will 
work with Native American tribes to implement this funding 
effectively and efficiently, focusing on construction of 
sustainable affordable housing. The Committee also expects that 
HUD will provide targeted and valuable technical assistance to 
Indian tribes to assure the best expenditure of these funds. 
Too often, technical assistance in this program has been slow 
or ineffective, and the Committee will not tolerate 
inefficiency in this regard. The demand is too great, and the 
consequences too dire, the HUD to ignore the needs of this 
population. For this reason, the Committee has declined to 
combine these technical assistance funds in the proposed 
Transformation Initiative and requires that these funds be 
spent for technical assistance in this account.
    Further, the Committee is concerned about the coordination 
of Federal housing programs for Native Americans and Alaska 
Natives. The Committee directs the Department of the Interior 
to work with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to 
clarify the roles and responsibilities of each Department and 
coordinate the delivery of housing programs to ensure maximum 
benefit and avoid duplicative efforts.

                  NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $10,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +2,000,000
    The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 created 
the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program to provide 
grants to the State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 
for housing and housing related assistance to develop, maintain 
and operate affordable housing for eligible low income Native 
Hawaiian families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $12,000,000 for this program, 
$2,000,000 above the amount provided in fiscal year 2009 and 
the budget request. Of the amounts provided, $300,000 is for 
technical assistance.

           INDIAN HOUSING LOAN GUARANTEE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Program account:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $9,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         7,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        -2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
Limitation on direct loans:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $420,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       919,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       919,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +499,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    Section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
1992 establishes a loan guarantee program for Native Americans 
to build or purchase homes on trust land. This program provides 
access to sources of private financing for Indian families and 
Indian housing authorities that otherwise cannot acquire 
financing because of the unique legal status of Indian trust 
land. This financing vehicle enables families to construct new 
homes or to purchase existing properties on reservations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,000,000 in new credit subsidy 
for the Section 184 loan guarantee program, $2,000,000 below 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. Due to a significantly lower credit subsidy rate for 
fiscal year 2010, loan activity will increase significantly 
with a lower appropriation. The Committee strongly supports the 
program of loan guarantees for the purchase, construction or 
rehabilitation of single-family homes on trust or restricted 
lands.

      NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING LOAN GUARANTEE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Program account:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $1,044,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         1,044,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,044,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
Limitation on direct Loans:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $41,504,255
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        41,504,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        41,504,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................              -255
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 created 
the Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund program to 
provide loan guarantees for native Hawaiian individuals and 
their families, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the 
Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and private, nonprofit 
organizations experienced in the planning and in the 
development of affordable housing for Native Hawaiians for the 
purchase, construction, and/or rehabilitation of single-family 
homes on Hawaiian Home Lands. This program provides access to 
private sources of financing that would otherwise not be 
available because of the unique legal status of Hawaiian Home 
Lands.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,044,000 for this program, the 
same amount as provided in fiscal year 2009 and equal to 
President's request to guarantee a total loan volume of 
$41,504,000.
    The Committee is concerned about the slow expenditure of 
credit subsidy in this account. The Department is instructed to 
take the necessary steps to ensure that the credit subsidy in 
this account will be fully utilized.

                   COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT

              HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $310,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       310,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       350,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +40,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +40,000,000
    The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) 
program is authorized by the Housing Opportunities for Persons 
with AIDS Act. This program provides states and localities with 
resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive 
strategies to meet the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS 
and their families. Ninety percent of funding is distributed by 
formula to qualifying states and metropolitan areas on the 
basis of the cumulative number and incidences of AIDS reported 
to the Centers for Disease Control. The remaining 10 percent of 
funding is distributed through a national competition. 
Government recipients are required to have a HUD-approved 
Comprehensive Plan or Comprehensive Housing Affordability 
Strategy (CHAS).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2010, the Committee recommends 
$350,000,000, an increase of $40,000,000 above the enacted 
level for fiscal year 2009 and the budget request. Within the 
funds provided, the Department should continue to give priority 
to creating new housing opportunities for persons with AIDS.
    The Committee continues language which requires the 
Secretary to renew expiring permanent supportive housing 
contracts previously funded under the national competition, 
which meet all program requirements, before awarding new 
competitive grants.
    The Committee notes that funding for this account has been 
virtually flat for the past decade, despite the fact that new 
communities become eligible for funding each year. This year 
alone, three new communities are expected to qualify for direct 
allocations because of an increase in AIDS cases reported 
annually. As more cases have been reported to the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention each year, funding for existing 
communities has been reduced to accommodate the newly qualified 
entities. Thus, funding has actually decreased each year that 
the Administration has proposed flat funding levels. For this 
reason, the Committee recommends that funding be increased to 
accommodate new communities and to assure that permanent 
supportive housing and services will continue to be available 
for vulnerable populations, thus mitigating homelessness.

                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $3,900,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     4,450,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,600,607,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +700,607,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +150,607,000
    The Community Development Fund provides funding to state 
and local governments, and to other entities that carry out 
community and economic development activities under various 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $4,600,607,000 for the 
Community Development Fund account, an increase of $700,607,000 
from the amount provided in fiscal year 2009 and an increase of 
$150,607,000 above the fiscal year 2009 budget request.
    Of the amounts made available:
          --$4,166,607,000 is for the formula grants and the 
        state share. HUD is instructed to use the same 
        methodology as used in fiscal year 2009 to distribute 
        these funds;
          --$65,000,000 for the Native American Housing and 
        Economic Development Block Grant;
          --$150,000,000 for the Sustainable Communities 
        Initiative;
          --$25,000,000 for the Rural Innovation Fund;
          --$25,000,000 for the University Community Fund;
          --$151,000,000 for economic development initiative 
        activities and $18,000,000 for neighborhood initiative 
        activities; and
          --$8,000,000 for insular areas.
    The Committee recognizes that the Department has proposed 
to change the formula for this account and agrees that the 
formula should be evaluated and that an update should be 
carefully considered. However, it is not the jurisdiction of 
the Committee on Appropriations to enact such a change. The 
Department should work carefully with the relevant authorizing 
committees, in consultation with stakeholder groups, to devise 
an updated formula.
    The Sustainable Communities Initiative is a joint venture 
between HUD and the Department of Transportation to fund 
regional planning efforts that consider housing, transportation 
and energy planning in a holistic and complementary manner. The 
Committee is very pleased that the Secretaries of HUD and DOT 
heeded the leadership of this Committee by embarking on a new, 
collaborative relationship and looks forward to the results of 
this effort. As the Departments develop funding criteria and 
guidance for this program, the Committee expects to be informed 
about the progress of this initiative. These funds will be 
carefully studied to ensure that this landmark collaboration 
between agencies becomes a model for future interagency 
ventures. The Committee is concerned, however, that HUD is the 
only agency proposing to fund this initiative and expects the 
Department to hold its partner agency accountable for equal 
participation in this effort.
    The Committee supports the Rural Innovation Fund proposed 
by the Administration and is dedicated to funding innovative 
approaches that can be replicated across the country. Too 
often, the needs of rural communities are overlooked in 
economic development policymaking, and this Committee is 
adamant that the needs of rural areas be addressed. This 
initiative will lead to more effective solutions for housing 
and sustainability in rural areas, and the Committee is pleased 
to be a partner in this effort.
    Population shifts in many urban communities have created 
significant opportunities for innovative development strategies 
that maximize the use of urban lands for nontraditional urban 
uses, such as community gardening and urban food production. 
The Committee encourages the Department to identify 
opportunities within the CDBG program to assist communities in 
designing strategies that address unmet food needs and make 
areas with a high concentration of vacant lands more livable. 
As the Department prepares the fiscal year 2011 budget 
justification, the Committee encourages the Department to 
highlight agency successes within this area.
    The Committee agrees that the opportunity to use 
universities as catalysts for economic development is great, 
and supports this consolidation of the programs previously 
funded in the Policy Development and Research account. The 
Committee anticipates strong results from this initiative.
    The Committee directs HUD to implement the Economic 
Development Initiative program as follows:

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    The Committee directs HUD to implement the Neighborhood 
Initiatives program as follows:

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         COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOAN GUARANTEES PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Program cost:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        $6,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................               ---
    Recommended in the bill...........................         6,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................               ---
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +6,000,000
Limitation on Guaranteed loans:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       275,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................               ---
    Recommended in the bill...........................       275,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................               ---
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +275,000,000
    The Section 108 Loan Guarantees program underwrites private 
market loans to assist local communities in the financing of 
the acquisition and rehabilitation of publicly owned real 
property, rehabilitation of housing, and certain economic 
development projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,000,000 for the Section 108 
loan Guarantees program, the same as the enacted level for 
fiscal year 2009 and $6,000,000 above the level in the budget 
request. The Committee does not agree that the activities of 
this account are best performed through the Community 
Development Block Grant program. Further, the Committee does 
not believe that the fee structure proposed by the 
Administration is the best way to resolve the need for 
appropriations in this account. Given that the Section 108 
program has never experienced a default, the Committee is 
hopeful that HUD will work with the Office of Management and 
Budget to reevaluate the need for credit subsidy in this 
account. While those discussions are occurring, the Committee 
insists that Section 108 remain a program available to 
communities to undertake redevelopment efforts, and does not 
believe that the program should be subsumed by the larger CDBG 
program.

                       BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $10,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +15,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +25,000,000
    The Brownfields Redevelopment program provides competitive 
economic development grants in conjunction with section 108 
loan guarantees for qualified Brownfields projects. Grants are 
made in accordance with section 108(q) selection criteria. The 
goal of the program is to return contaminated sites to 
productive uses with an emphasis on creating substantial 
numbers of jobs for lower-income people in physically and 
economically distressed neighborhoods.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $25,000,000 for the Brownfields 
Redevelopment program, $15,000,000 above the level enacted for 
fiscal year 2009 and $25,000,000 above the amount in the budget 
request. After meetings with HUD and with the EPA, the 
Committee rejects the assertion that the activities funded 
under the Brownfields Redevelopment program are duplicative of 
EPA programs, and urges HUD to address the problem of slow 
expenditure of funds. As one of the only programs in HUD to 
address commercial and industrial sites, the Committee views 
the Brownfields Redevelopment program as a vital part of this 
Committee's efforts to address the environmental sustainability 
of facilities built and rehabilitated with HUD funds.
    The Committee notes that the President's budget request 
states that between fiscal years 1998 and 2008, HUD awarded 181 
Brownfields grants to 134 public entities. These awards 
represent just under half of all applications submitted. The 
budget also notes that Brownfields grants represent, on 
average, just 2.3 percent of total development costs and these 
funds leveraged an average of $28 million in private funds and 
$12 million in other public funds. The Committee believes that 
the opportunity to leverage private dollars while increasing 
the utility and energy efficiency of brownfields sites for 
economic development is a wise investment.

                  HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $1,825,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     1,825,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +175,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +175,000,000
    The HOME investment partnerships program uses formula 
allocations to provide grants to states, units of local 
government, Indian tribes, and insular areas for the purpose of 
expanding the supply of affordable housing in the jurisdiction. 
Upon receipt, state and local governments develop a 
comprehensive housing affordability strategy that enables them 
to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct new affordable housing, 
or to provide rental assistance to eligible families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000,000 for activities 
funded under this account, $175,000,000 above the level enacted 
in fiscal year 2009 and $175,000,000 above the budget request. 
Funds are provided for formula grants for participating 
jurisdictions (states, units of local government and consortia 
of units of local government) and insular areas. Of the amount 
provided, pursuant to the authorizing statute, at least 15 
percent of each participating jurisdiction's allocation is 
reserved for housing that is developed, sponsored, or owned by 
Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).
    The Committee notes that the recommended funding level of 
$2,000,000,000, while an increase over the budget request and 
the level enacted in fiscal year 2009, remains below the 2004 
level of appropriations. The recommended increase is in 
recognition of the fact that HOME funds provide an opportunity 
for communities to rehabilitate affordable housing, often in a 
manner that is sustainable and energy efficient. In the current 
housing and economic crisis, the confluence of factors such as 
large numbers of vacant, deteriorating housing and an 
increasing population in need of affordable rental housing 
makes HOME a wise investment in communities and in families. 
The Committee expects that communities will prioritize the 
energy efficient rehabilitation of housing and will use these 
funds in coordination with Neighborhood Stabilization Program 
funding to increase affordable housing opportunities for low-
income families.

                  SELF-HELP AND ASSISTED HOMEOWNERSHIP
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $64,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        77,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        85,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +21,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +8,000,000
    Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) funds 
make competitive grants to national and regional nonprofit 
organizations and consortia that have experience in providing 
or facilitating self-help housing opportunities. Grant funds 
are used to develop housing for low-income families and to 
develop the capacity of nonprofit organizations for such 
development. In 2006, SHOP became a separate account. SHOP was 
previously funded as a set-aside within the Community 
Development Fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $85,000,000 for the Self Help and 
Assisted Homeownership Program. This account funds programs 
that previously have been funded as set asides within the 
Community Development Fund. This is $21,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2009 enacted funding level and $8,000,000 above the 
budget request. Programs within this account provide a critical 
role promoting affordable housing and the ability to maximize 
the federal investment in these activities; a role that is all 
the more critical in the context of fiscal restraint and 
demonstrated results. Therefore language is included that 
provides:
          --$5,000,000 for capacity building activities as 
        authorized in Sections 6301 through 6305 of Public Law 
        110-234;
          --$27,000,000 for the Self Help Homeownership 
        Program; and
          --$53,000,000 for the Section 4 program for the Local 
        Initiatives Support Corporation, Enterprise Community 
        Partners, Habitat for Humanity International, of which 
        not less than $5,000,000 is designated for rural and 
        tribal areas.
    The Committee recognizes that the organizations funded 
under Section 4 are leaders in community economic development 
and that in fiscal year 2007, the $29,700,000 provided for 
Section 4 activities generated more than $1,900,000,000 in 
community and economic development activities. These resources, 
especially in light of the current housing crisis, are 
desperately needed and these organizations should not be 
hindered by the slow publication of NOFAs. The Committee 
directs the Department to publish the NOFA for all funds within 
this account within 60 days of enactment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

                       HOMELESS ASSISTANCE GRANTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $1,677,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     1,793,715,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,850,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +173,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +56,285,000
    The homeless assistance grants account provides funding for 
the following homeless programs under title IV of the McKinney 
Act: (1) the emergency shelter grants program; (2) the 
supportive housing program; (3) the section 8 moderate 
rehabilitation (Single Room Occupancy) program; and (4) the 
shelter plus care program. This account also supports 
activities eligible under the innovative homeless initiatives 
demonstration program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends funding homeless programs at 
$1,850,000,000, an increase of $173,000,000 above the enacted 
level for 2009 and $56,285,000 above the budget request.
    Language is included in the bill that: (1) requires not 
less than 30 percent of the funds appropriated, excluding 
amounts made available for renewals under the shelter plus care 
program, be used for permanent housing; (2) requires the 
renewal of all expiring shelter plus care contracts; (3) 
requires funding recipients to provide a 25 percent match for 
social services activities; (4) requires all homeless programs 
to coordinate their programs with mainstream health, social 
services, and employment programs; and (5) provides two year 
availability for obligation of funds provided under this 
account, except that no year availability is provided for the 
portion of funding necessary to meet initial contract 
requirements for the Single Room Occupancy program.
    The Committee recommends an increase in this account in 
recognition of the current economic crisis, which is pushing 
more families and individuals into homelessness. This program 
has been tremendously effective in providing temporary and 
permanent housing solutions for the homeless population. 
Specifically, the Committee is very pleased that the program 
has shifted focus from cycling individuals and families in and 
out of shelters to a more sustainable and effective delivery of 
housing options through avenues such as rapid re-housing. The 
Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs has done a 
remarkable job of steering the homeless services industry into 
proven methods of service delivery. The Committee looks forward 
to the implementation of the recently passed HEARTH Act to make 
this program even more valuable for vulnerable populations.

                            HOUSING PROGRAMS

                    PROJECT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................    $7,100,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     8,100,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     8,706,328,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................    +1,606,328,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +606,328,000
    The Project-Based Rental Assistance account (PBRA) provides 
a rental subsidy to a private landlord tied to a specific 
housing unit so that the properties themselves, rather than the 
individual living in the unit, remain subsidized. Amounts 
provided in this account include funding for the renewal of 
expiring project-based contracts, including Section 8, moderate 
rehabilitation, and single room occupancy (SRO) contracts, 
amendments to Section 8 project-based contracts, and 
administrative costs for performance-based, project-based 
Section 8 contract administrators and costs associated with 
administering moderate rehabilitation and single room occupancy 
contracts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides a total of $8,706,328,000 for the 
annual renewal of project-based contracts, of which not less 
than $232,000,000 is for the costs of contract administrators. 
This funding level is $1,606,328,000 above the enacted level 
for fiscal year 2009 and is $606,328,000 above the budget 
request. The Committee's recommendation includes the use of 
project-based recaptures for the renewal of project-based 
contracts and amendments as well as for performance-based 
contract administrators in 2009.
    After two years of attempting to get honest information 
about the problem of short-funded contracts in this account, 
the Committee is very pleased that the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided the opportunity for the 
Department to return to 12-month contracts for owners of 
project-based housing. The Committee expects that HUD will 
continue to improve its data in this program, and will be 
forthright with the Committee about the needs of this account. 
Now that the program is stabilized, HUD should take all 
necessary steps to continue predictability and honesty in its 
contracts with owners.

                        HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $765,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       765,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +235,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +235,000,000
    The Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) program provides 
eligible private, non-profit organizations with capital grants 
to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation or construction of 
housing intended for low income elderly people. In addition, 
the program provides project-based rental assistance contracts 
(PRAC) to support operational costs for units constructed under 
the program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,000,000,000 for the Section 202 
program for fiscal year 2010, which represents an increase of 
$235,000,000 above the level enacted for fiscal year 2009 and 
$235,000,000 above the request for fiscal year 2010. The 
recommendation allocates funding as follows:
          --$757,000,000 for new capital and project rental 
        assistance contracts (PRAC);
          --$128,000,000 for one year renewals of expiring PRAC 
        payments;
          --$90,000,000 for service coordinators and the 
        continuation of congregate services grants; and
          --$25,000,000 for grants to convert section 202 
        projects to assisted living facilities; the Committee 
        intends that the Assisted Living Conversion Program 
        funds be made available to cover the cost of conversion 
        of existing affordable housing sites to assisted 
        living, substantial capital repairs and emergency 
        capital repair grants, not just conversions and 
        emergency repairs.
    The Committee continues language relating to the initial 
contract and renewal terms for assistance provided under this 
heading. Language is also included to allow these funds to be 
used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC).
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of elderly 
is expected to rise to 72 million by 2030, which is more than 
double the number in 2000. The United States already has a 
shortage of housing for the elderly--the AARP estimates that 
there are 10 seniors on a waiting list for every one unit of 
elderly housing that becomes available--and the rise in the 
number of elderly will continue to exacerbate this housing 
shortage. Further, in a report released in 2002, the bipartisan 
Commission on Affordable Housing and Health Facility Needs for 
Seniors in the 21st Century estimated that an additional 
730,000 units of affordable housing for the elderly will be 
needed by 2020. The Section 202 program is the largest housing 
program for the elderly, with over 268,000 units for seniors. 
The Committee believes this program is a wise investment in the 
current and future needs of the nation's elderly population, 
especially when considered in light of the growing number of 
elderly people, as shown in this chart: 

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    Like HUD, the Committee believes that the use of tax 
credits with Section 202 will result in a greater number of 
affordable senior housing units built, but that the complexity 
of mixed financing and delays involved have limited its use. 
The Committee recommends that this issue continue to be 
explored through the authorization process.
    Further, the Committee expects HUD to take all 
administrative options available to encourage the use of tax 
credits in Section 202 capital projects. For many years, HUD 
has been an impediment in the utilization of tax credits for 
the construction of elderly units and the Committee expects HUD 
to facilitate these transactions, not impede them.
    The Committee is concerned that there continue to be large 
amounts of carryover in nearly every sub-account of this 
program, as well as delays in the distribution of project 
rental assistance (PRAC payments). The Committee looks forward 
to working with HUD's leadership on implementing necessary 
reforms to ensure that the funds dedicated to this program are 
expended in an efficient and expeditious manner.

                 HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $250,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       250,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       350,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      +100,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................      +100,000,000
    The Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) 
program provides eligible private, non-profit organizations 
with capital grants to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation 
or construction of supportive housing for disabled persons and 
provides project-based rental assistance (PRAC) to support 
operational costs for such units.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $350,000,000 for Section 811 
activities, which represents an increase of $100,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2009 enacted level, and $100,000,000 above the 
budget request. The Committee finds that there is universal 
agreement at all levels of analysis that facility construction 
is needed for this program in fiscal year 2010. The 
recommendation allocates funding as follows:
          --Up to $214,000,000 for capital grants and PRAC;
          --$87,100,000 for renewals or amendments of expiring 
        tenant-based rental assistance;
          --$48,900,000 for PRAC renewals; and
          --No funds are provided for ``mainstream'' vouchers 
        in fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee continues language allowing these funds to be 
used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's REAC program 
office.
    The Committee notes that funding for this program has been 
virtually flat for the past decade, despite the increase in the 
population eligible for and in need of this housing. Further, 
as the need to renew rental contracts in this account has grown 
over the years, fewer and fewer housing units have been 
produced. In fact, where this account was producing 
approximately 3,500 units of housing each year in the mid-
1990s, the fiscal year 2010 request would support the 
construction of 818 units, a number that will continue to 
decline without new capital funding. The Committee recommends 
an increase in the capital funding for this program, 
recognizing that Section 811 is a cost-effective supportive 
housing alternative to expensive institutional settings. A 
study by the Center for Outcome Analysis found that people who 
moved into Section 811 units required 61 percent less public 
financing to live--about $26,000 per year instead of $67,000 
spent on a control group that did not move into supportive 
housing in the community.
    Further, the 2007 HUD report, ``Worst Case Housing Needs 
Report to Congress,'' uses 2005 data to show that 542,000 non-
elderly disabled households without children have ``worst 
case'' housing needs, meaning that these households have income 
below half of their area's Area Median Income (AMI) and either 
pay more than half of their income for housing or live in 
severely substandard housing. It is estimated that 2.1 million 
to 2.3 million non-elderly disabled households have worst case 
housing needs. Further, the population in need of Section 811 
housing is growing. Approximately 700,000 people with 
developmental disabilities live with one or more parents over 
the age of 65, further demonstrating the growing need for 
supportive housing units for persons with disabilities.
    The Committee supports the capital development of units of 
supportive housing for the disabled population, and expects HUD 
to be a partner in facilitating the use of these funds with tax 
credits. As with the Section 202 program, HUD has the 
opportunity to eliminate the administrative hurdles that have 
prevented mixed-finance deals from successfully using Section 
811 funding and the Committee fully expects HUD to do 
everything it can administratively to reverse this history of 
obstruction.

                     HOUSING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $65,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       100,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        70,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       -30,000,000
    Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 
1968 authorized HUD to provide housing counseling services to 
homebuyers, homeowners, low and moderate income renters, and 
the homeless.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $70,000,000 for housing 
counseling, $30,000,000 below the budget request and $5,000,000 
more than the level enacted in the fiscal year 2009 bill. 
Previously, this activity was funded as a set-aside within the 
HOME Investments Partnership Program account.
    The Committee agrees that Housing Counseling activities 
should be administered in a separate account from the HOME 
program. However, the Committee is concerned by the slow 
expenditure of funds in this account and does not agree that 
the Administration's proposal of a significant increase is 
warranted. Housing counseling is a critical tool for assuring 
that current and prospective homeowners are ready for the 
responsibilities of owning a home. It is imperative, however, 
that the Committee allocates funding to those entities that are 
best prepared to expend it effectively. Thus, the Committee 
recommends that HUD funding focus, to the maximum extent 
possible, on pre-purchase counseling activities, which is the 
activity for which HUD is best suited. Foreclosure prevention 
counseling has been performed extraordinarily well by the 
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (NRC) for the past three 
years, and that entity will continue to serve as the lead 
agency on post-purchase counseling. Having set up a structure 
three years ago in the National Foreclosure Mitigation 
Counseling program through NRC, it does not make sense to 
duplicate these efforts by significantly increasing HUD's 
housing counseling activities. The Committee instructs HUD to 
issue a NOFA for these funds within 60 days of enactment of 
this Act so that the funding will have an impact on the current 
crisis.

                         ENERGY INNOVATION FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................      $100,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       -50,000,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $50,000,000 for the Energy 
Innovation Fund, which represents a $50,000,000 decrease below 
the budget request. The Committee strongly supports HUD's 
efforts to increase the penetration of energy efficient 
technologies and practices. In particular, the Committee 
recognizes HUD's unique position to expand the use of energy 
efficient mortgages through the FHA's mortgage insurance 
program and provides the full request for these efforts in the 
single and multi-family sectors. However, the program is not 
authorized.
    The Committee notes that within this amount, no funds are 
provided for the local initiatives energy innovation fund 
activities. While the Committee agrees with HUD that energy 
efficient technologies are under-utilized, the Committee 
believes that HUD should first focus on maximizing energy 
efficiency within publicly owned or assisted housing. The 
Department estimates it spends $5 billion, more than 10 percent 
of its budget, on energy costs, either directly in the form of 
public housing operating subsidies or indirectly through 
utility allowances. An October 2008 Government Accountability 
Office (GAO) report commissioned by this Committee found that 
past HUD efforts to promote energy efficient technology 
primarily relied on voluntary action and had mixed results. The 
Committee directs HUD to submit to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations an energy efficiency action plan 
within 120 days of enactment. The plan should include: a review 
of HUD's exposure to utility costs and a strategy for 
benchmarking utility costs; planned HUD actions, timelines and 
resources to encourage green building in HUD programs; and, an 
inventory of relevant assistance that could be provided to 
housing authorities.

                    OTHER ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAMS

                       RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $27,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        40,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +12,400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Rental Housing Assistance account provides amendment 
funding for housing assisted under a variety of HUD housing 
programs.

                            RENT SUPPLEMENT

                              (RESCISSION)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      -$37,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       -27,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       -27,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +10,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $27,600,000, the 
same as the budget request and $10,000,000 above the level 
enacted in fiscal year 2009.

                  MANUFACTURED HOUSING FEES TRUST FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $5,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         9,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................         3,600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety 
Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000, authorized the Secretary to establish 
Federal manufactured home construction and safety standards for 
the construction, design, and performance of manufactured 
homes.
    All manufactured homes are required to meet the Federal 
standards, and fees are charged to producers to cover the costs 
of administering the Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends up to $16,000,000 for the 
manufactured housing standards programs to be derived from fees 
collected and deposited in the Manufactured Housing Fees Trust 
Fund established pursuant to the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000. The amount recommended is the same as 
the budget request and is $3,600,000 above the fiscal year 2009 
enacted level.
    In addition, the Committee includes language allowing the 
Department to collect fees from program participants for the 
dispute resolution and installation programs. These fees are to 
be deposited into the trust fund and may be used by the 
Department subject to the overall cap placed on the account.

                     FEDERAL HOUSING ADMINISTRATION

               MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

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                                        Limitation of      Limitations of     Administrative    Positive Credit
                                         direct loans     guaranteed loans  contract expenses       Subsidy
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.....        $50,000,000   $315,000,000,000       $116,000,000                ---
Budget request, fiscal year 2010....         50,000,000    400,000,000,000        181,400,000        798,000,000
Recommended in the bill.............         50,000,000    400,000,000,000        181,400,000                ---
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.                ---    +85,000,000,000        +65,400,000                ---
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010                ---                ---                ---       -798,000,000
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    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) mutual mortgage 
insurance program account includes the mutual mortgage 
insurance (MMI) and cooperative management housing insurance 
funds. This program account covers unsubsidized programs, 
primarily the single-family home mortgage program, which is the 
largest of all the FHA programs. The cooperative housing 
insurance program provides mortgages for cooperative housing 
projects of more than five units that are occupied by members 
of a cooperative housing corporation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments in the MMI program account: $400,000,000,000 for 
loan guarantees and $50,000,000 for direct loans. The 
recommendation also includes $188,900,000 for administrative 
contract expenses, of which $70,794,000 is transferred to the 
Working Capital Fund for development and modifications to 
information technology systems that serve programs or 
activities under the Federal Housing Administration. The 
Committee continues language, as requested, appropriating 
additional administrative expenses in certain circumstances.
    The Committee includes language allowing the continuation 
of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program. This 
program allows senior homeowners age 62 and older to access 
FHA-insured reverse mortgages to convert the equity in their 
homes into monthly streams of income. HECM is an important tool 
for seniors to stay in their homes, age in place, and avoid 
more expensive assisted living situations. However, these 
reverse mortgages are particularly sensitive to changes in 
house prices, and the credit subsidy appropriation is necessary 
because of the nationwide decline in home prices.
    As Secretary Donovan stated at the Committee's hearing on 
the HUD budget on June 19, 2009, the HECM program continues to 
be a necessary option for senior citizens. ``Particularly 
during this time in the economic crisis that this country is 
facing, which has been particularly difficult for our seniors, 
that the reverse mortgage continues to be an important 
opportunity for seniors to face these difficult economic times 
and to do longer-range planning to support their health care 
and other needs.''
    For this reason, the Committee recommends the continuation 
of this program, but expects the Department to implement the 
recommendations of the GAO in its recent report, ``Reverse 
Mortgages: Product Complexity and Consumer Protection Issues 
Underscore Need for Improved Controls over Counseling for 
Borrowers,'' published June 29, 2009. The Secretary is charged 
in this report with increasing oversight of this program, 
including improving the agency's internal controls, assuring 
compliance with HECM counseling requirements, and working with 
the FDIC and others to enhance industry and consumer awareness 
of fraudulent marketing claims.
    The Committee believes that the elimination of this program 
would result in a proliferation of fraudulent marketing schemes 
in the reverse mortgage business. Having a strong HECM program 
with stringent oversight is the best way to combat predatory 
lenders who would prey on seniors' vulnerabilities in this time 
of economic uncertainty. The Committee is dedicated to ensuring 
that the HECM program remains a viable and safe option for 
senior citizens.

                GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK PROGRAM ACCOUNT

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                                        Limitation of      Limitations of     Administrative
                                         direct loans     guaranteed loans  contract expenses    Credit Subsidy
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.....    $45,000,000,000        $50,000,000        $47,871,000          8,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010....     15,000,000,000         20,000,000                ---          8,600,000
Recommended in the bill.............     15,000,000,000         20,000,000                ---          8,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.    -30,000,000,000        -30,000,000        -47,871,000                ---
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010                ---                ---                ---                ---
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    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) general and 
special risk insurance (GI and SRI) program account includes 17 
different programs administered by FHA. The GI fund includes a 
wide variety of insurance programs for special purpose single 
and multifamily loans, including loans for property 
improvements, manufactured housing, multifamily rental housing, 
condominiums, housing for the elderly, hospitals, group 
practice facilities, and nursing homes. The SRI fund includes 
insurance programs for mortgages in older, declining urban 
areas that would not be otherwise eligible for insurance, 
mortgages with interest reduction payments, mortgages for 
experimental housing, and for high-risk mortgagors who would 
not normally be eligible for mortgage insurance without housing 
counseling.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments for the general and special risk insurance program 
account as requested: $15,000,000,000 for loan guarantees and 
$20,000,000 for direct loans.
    As requested, the recommendation includes $8,600,000 in 
direct appropriations for credit subsidy.

                GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION

GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Limitation of guaranteed loans:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................      $300,000,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       500,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...........................       500,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...............      +200,000,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..............                 - - -
    The guarantee of mortgage-backed securities program 
facilitates the financing of residential mortgage loans insured 
or guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Rural Housing Services 
program. The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) 
guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on 
securities issued by private service institutions such as 
mortgage companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and 
savings and loan associations that assemble pools of mortgages, 
and issues securities backed by the pools. In turn, investment 
proceeds are used to finance additional mortgage loans. 
Investors include non-traditional sources of credit in the 
housing market such as pension and retirement funds, life 
insurance companies, and individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes a $500,000,000,000 limitation 
on loan commitments for mortgage-backed securities as 
requested, $200,000,000,000 above the level provided in fiscal 
year 2009.

                    POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH

                        RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           $58,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................            50,000,000
Recommended in the bill...........................            50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...............            -8,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..............            -8,000,000
    The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 directs the 
Secretary to undertake programs of research, studies, testing, 
and demonstrations related to the HUD mission. These functions 
are carried out internally through contracts with industry, 
non-profit research organizations, and educational institutions 
and through agreements with state and local governments and 
other Federal agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $50,000,000 for the Office of 
Policy Development and Research. This is $8,000,000 below the 
level of funding enacted for fiscal year 2009 and equal to the 
budget request.
    With the transfer of the University programs to the CDBG 
program, the Research and Technology account is actually 
receiving an increase of $18,000,000 to enable the Department 
to expand the role of research in HUD. The Committee is 
encouraged that the President's budget proposal includes this 
increase in research funding. For too long, HUD has missed an 
opportunity to be a leader in housing research and the 
Committee is pleased that this Administration promotes sound 
data collection and evaluation of its programs. The Committee 
looks forward to working with HUD to identify necessary areas 
of research, such as an evaluation of the Moving To Work 
program.

                   FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

                        FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $53,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        72,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        72,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +18,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Fair Housing Act, title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 
prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of 
housing and authorizes assistance to state and local agencies 
in administering the provision of fair housing statutes. The 
Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) assists state and local 
fair housing enforcement agencies that are certified by HUD as 
``substantially equivalent'' to HUD with respect to enforcement 
policies and procedures. FHAP assures prompt and effective 
processing of complaints filed under title VIII that are within 
the jurisdiction of state and local fair housing agencies. The 
Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) alleviates housing 
discrimination by providing support to private nonprofit 
organizations, state and local government agencies and other 
nonfederal entities for the purpose of eliminating or 
preventing discrimination in housing, and to enhance fair 
housing opportunities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $72,000,000 for this 
account, $18,500,000 above the fiscal year 2009 enacted level 
and equal to the Administration's budget request. Of this 
amount, $29,500,000 is for FHAP and $42,500,000 is for FHIP.
    The Committee expects HUD to continue to provide quarterly 
reports on obligation and expenditure of these funds, 
delineated by each program and activity.
    Increased funding in this account will assist the 
Department in addressing lending discrimination and mortgage 
abuse, as well as increase the number of investigations into 
ever-growing reports of discrimination in the housing market. 
The demand for FHIP funding has grown as non-profit fair 
housing organizations work to meet the needs of consumers 
impacted by the home mortgage crisis and the Committee has 
increased funding to the FHIP account to support the program 
work of fair housing organizations to educate and protect 
consumers in the housing market. The Committee expects HUD to 
work with all relevant agencies in identifying methods for 
addressing mortgage fraud, as several departments have 
complementary initiatives.

            OFFICE OF LEAD HAZARD CONTROL AND HEALTHY HOMES

                         LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $140,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       140,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       140,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Lead Hazard Reduction Program, authorized under the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, provides grants 
to state and local governments to perform lead hazard reduction 
activities in housing occupied by low income families. The 
program also provides technical assistance, undertakes research 
and evaluations of testing and cleanup methodologies, and 
develops technical guidance and regulations in cooperation with 
the Environmental Protection Agency.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $140,000,000 for this account, 
equal to the budget request and to the level enacted in fiscal 
year 2009. Amounts provided are to be allocated as follows:
          --$116,000,000 for the lead-based paint hazard 
        control grant program to provide assistance to state 
        and local governments and Native American tribes for 
        lead-based paint abatement in private low income 
        housing;
          --$4,000,000 for technical assistance and support to 
        state and local agencies and private property owners;
          --$20,000,000 for the Healthy Homes Initiative for 
        competitive grants for research, standards development, 
        and education and outreach activities to address lead-
        based paint poisoning and other housing-related 
        diseases and hazards; and
    The Committee continues language delegating the authority 
and responsibility for performing environmental review for the 
Healthy Homes Initiative, LEAP, and Lead Technical Studies 
projects and programs to governmental entities that are 
familiar with local environmental conditions, trends and 
priorities.
    Additionally, the Committee includes language allowing 
flexibility with funds from prior appropriations Acts that 
remain available. The Committee directs the Department to 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
regarding the demand for each of its competitive programs by 
June 30, 2010.

                     MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $224,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       200,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       200,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       -24,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Working Capital Fund was established pursuant to 42 
U.S.C. Sec. 3535 to provide necessary capital for the 
development of, modifications to, and infrastructure for 
Department-wide information technology systems, and for the 
continuing operation of both Department-wide and program-
specific information technology systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $200,000,000 in direct 
appropriations for the Working Capital Fund to support 
Department-wide information technology system activities, 
$24,000,000 below the fiscal year 2009 level and equal to the 
budget request. In addition to the direct appropriation for 
Department-wide systems, funds are transferred from FHA.
    The Committee has included language that precludes the use 
of these or any other funds appropriated previously to the 
Working Capital Fund or program offices for transfer to the 
Working Capital Fund that would be used or transferred to any 
other entity in HUD or elsewhere for the purposes of 
implementing the Administration's ``e-Gov'' initiative without 
the Committee's approval in HUD's operating plan. The Committee 
directs that funds appropriated for specific projects and 
activities should not be reduced or eliminated in order to fund 
other activities inside and outside of HUD without the 
expressed approval of the Committee. HUD is not to contribute 
or participate in activities that are specifically precluded in 
legislation, unless the Committee agrees to a change.
    In fiscal year 2008, the Committee expressed deep concern 
about the state of the Department's information systems. The 
Committee remains distressed about these systems, many of which 
are outdated and insufficient to carry out the functions 
necessary to keep the Department's valuable programs running 
effectively. However, the Committee recognizes that there is a 
relationship between the health of the Working Capital Fund and 
the effectiveness of the Department's programs, particularly in 
the case of the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance account and the 
FHA. Since the fiscal year 2008 appropriations bill, the 
Committee has held numerous meetings with the Department about 
the needs in this account, and has commissioned a GAO study on 
the issue. Pending the results of that study, which the 
Committee will take into account as the appropriations process 
moves forward, the Committee is investing the full amount 
requested into the Working Capital Fund. As the Department is 
required to take a larger role in helping families refinance 
into FHA mortgages, more will be required of the information 
systems of the Department. The Committee is willing to be a 
partner in that effort by providing adequate appropriations for 
the account, but the Department must recognize that this 
account will continue to receive intense scrutiny.
    The Committee also notes that the Working Capital Fund is 
intricately tied to the proposed Transformation Initiative, 
described in a subsequent section. As the Working Capital Fund 
transitions to a strictly maintenance function, the Committee 
expects that the problems previously associated with the 
account will be mitigated.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $120,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       120,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       120,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
    The Office of Inspector General (IG) provides agency-wide 
audit and investigative functions to identify and correct 
management and administrative deficiencies that create 
conditions for existing or potential instances of waste, fraud, 
and mismanagement. The audit function provides internal audit, 
contract audit, and inspection services. Contract audits 
provide professional advice to agency contracting officials on 
accounting and financial matters relative to negotiation, 
award, administration, re-pricing, and settlement of contracts. 
Internal audits evaluate all facets of agency operations. 
Inspection services provide detailed technical evaluations of 
agency operations. The investigative function provides for the 
detection and investigation of improper and illegal activities 
involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $120,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, equal to the amount provided in fiscal year 
2009 and the same as the budget request.
    Language is included in the bill which: (1) designates 
amounts available to the Inspector General from other accounts; 
and (2) clarifies the authority of the Inspector General with 
respect to certain personnel issues.

                       TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +20,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $20,000,000 for the Transformation 
Initiative, which is equal to the budget request. This initial 
funding amount will support HUD's proposed Combating Mortgage 
Fraud initiative, which is badly overdue. The Committee 
encourages HUD to focus this initiative on the FHA program and 
other areas within the Department's jurisdiction, and to work 
with other relevant agencies to strengthen this effort.
    The Administration requested authority to transfer up to 1 
percent of many of the account funding levels to the 
Transformation Initiative Fund to support four purposes: 
Research, Evaluation and Performance Metrics; Program 
Demonstrations; Technical Assistance and Capacity Building; and 
Information Technology. The Committee could not agree more that 
these are areas that require greater effort and focus than the 
Department has previously granted. In fact, these are issues 
that the Committee has worked to resolve for several years, 
requesting numerous GAO reports, investigations, briefings and 
reports. Therefore, the Committee is very pleased that this 
Administration sees these as issues worthy of greater 
consideration and is very willing to be a partner in this 
effort. However, the Committee is not in a position to grant 
full flexibility at this time, nor does the Committee believe 
flexibility to be the key obstacle in solving these issues. 
These areas need careful analysis, adequate funding, and 
willingness on the Administration's part to embark on long-term 
strategies to untangle the complicated factors that have made 
these areas vulnerable. This is not a question of flexibility 
or of changing course in the middle of a fiscal year. The needs 
in these areas are glaring, and they are areas that this 
Committee intends to resolve. For that reason, the Committee 
recommends some transfer authority, but not from every account. 
The Administration may transfer up to 1 percent from many of 
the accounts in this budget, but cannot draw funds from the 
voucher programs or from the Public Housing Operating Fund. All 
of the funds in this Department are crucial, but the 
aforementioned funds are utilized immediately to assist 
families and cannot be transferred into a slower-spending 
account. Also, the funds that are transferred must be spent on 
the following activities, at a minimum: purchase of a new 
information technology system for the FHA and for the voucher 
programs; a demonstration of sustainable building practices on 
Native American lands; research on home equity conversion 
mortgages; technical assistance on regional housing and 
transportation planning; and a demonstration on cities in 
transition. Other studies and technical assistance may be 
proposed by the Administration in its operating plan to 
Congress, due 30 days after enactment. First and foremost in 
this effort is the replacement of outdated and ineffective 
information technology systems for the FHA and for the voucher 
programs. The Committee will work with the Department to 
identify timelines, benchmarks and measures to evaluate the 
success of this initiative.

    GENERAL PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Section 201 relates to the division of financing adjustment 
factors.
    Section 202 prohibits available funds from being used to 
investigate or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair 
Housing Act.
    Section 203 continues language to correct an anomaly in the 
HOPWA formula that results in the loss of funds for certain 
states.
    Section 204 continues language requiring funds appropriated 
to be distributed on a competitive basis in accordance with the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 205 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the availability of funds subject to the Government 
Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act of 1950.
    Section 206 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding allocation of funds in excess of the budget 
estimates.
    Section 207 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the expenditure of funds for corporations and 
agencies subject to the Government Corporation Control Act.
    Section 208 continues language, carried in previous years, 
requiring submission of a spending plan for technical 
assistance, training and management improvement activities 
prior to the expenditure of funds.
    Section 209 continues language requiring the Secretary to 
provide quarterly reports on uncommitted, unobligated and 
excess funds in each departmental program and activity.
    Section 210 extends a technical amendment included in the 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations Act relating to the allocation 
of HOPWA funds in the Philadelphia and Raleigh-Cary 
metropolitan areas. A proviso is added to allow a state to 
administer the HOPWA program in the event that a local 
government is unable to undertake the HOPWA grants management 
functions.
    Section 211 requires that the Administration's budget and 
the Department's budget justifications for fiscal year 2011 
shall be submitted in the identical account and sub-account 
structure provided in this Act.
    Section 212 exempts PHA Boards in Alaska, Iowa, and 
Mississippi and the County of Los Angeles from public housing 
resident representation requirement.
    Section 213 authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use 
agreements from an obsolete project to a viable project, 
provided that no additional costs are incurred, and other 
conditions are met.
    Section 214 distributes 2010 Native American housing Block 
grant funds to the same Native Alaskan recipients as 2005.
    Section 215 prohibits the IG from changing the basis on 
which the audit of GNMA is conducted.
    Section 216 sets forth requirements for eligibility for 
Section 8 voucher assistance, and includes consideration for 
persons with disabilities.
    Section 217 authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages 
under Section 255 of the National Housing Act.
    Section 218 instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any 
multifamily property that is owned by HUD.
    Section 219 authorizes the Secretary to waive certain 
requirements on adjusted income for certain assisted living 
projects for counties in Michigan.
    Section 220 provides that the Secretary shall report 
quarterly on HUD's use of all sole source contracts.
    Section 221 allows the recipient of a section 202 grant to 
establish a single-asset nonprofit entity to own the project 
and may lend the grant funds to such entity.
    Section 222 provides that amounts provided under the 
Section 108 loan guarantee program may be used to guarantee 
notes or other obligations issued by any State on behalf of 
non-entitlement communities in the State, and that regulations 
shall be promulgated within 60 days of enactment.
    Section 223 amends section 24 of the 1937 Housing Act by 
extending the HOPE VI program through September 30, 2010.
    Section 224 instructs HUD that PHAs that own and operate 
400 units or fewer of public housing are exempt from asset 
management requirements.
    Section 225 restricts the Secretary from imposing any 
requirement or guideline relating to asset management that 
restricts or limits the use of capital funds for central office 
costs, up to the limit established in QHWRA.
    Section 226 provides that no employee of the Department 
shall be designated as an allotment holder unless the CFO 
determines that such allotment holder has received training.
    Section 227 provides that funding for indemnities is 
limited to non-programmatic litigation and is restricted to the 
payment of attorney fees only.
    Section 228 provides that the Secretary shall publish NOFAs 
on the Internet at the appropriate government website.
    Section 229 allows refinancing of certain section 202 
loans.
    Section 230 makes reforms to the Federal Surplus Property 
Program for the homeless.
    Section 231 authorizes the Secretary to transfer up to 5 
percent of funds amount the accounts appropriated under the 
title ``Personnel Compensation and Benefits.''
    Section 232 allows the Disaster Housing Assistance Programs 
to be considered a program of the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for the purpose of income verifications and 
matching.
    Section 233 raises loan limits for FHA through the end of 
the fiscal year.
    Section 234 raises the GSE conforming loan limit for fiscal 
year 2010.
    Section 235 raises the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage loan 
limit for fiscal year 2010.

                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES


       Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $6,550,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         7,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           650,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................           200,000
    The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance 
Board (Access Board) was established by section 502 of the 
Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is the only Federal Agency whose 
primary mission is accessibility for people with disabilities. 
The Access Board is responsible for developing guidelines under 
the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers 
Act, and the Telecommunications Act. The Access Board is 
responsible for developing standards under section 508 of the 
Rehabilitation Act for accessible electronic and information 
technology used by Federal agencies. The Access Board also 
enforces the Architectural Barriers Act and provides training 
and technical assistance on the guidelines and standards it 
develops.
    The Access Board has been given responsibilities under the 
Help America Vote Act to serve on the Election Assistance 
Commission's Board of Advisors and Technical Guidelines 
Development Committee. Additionally, the Board maintains a 
small research program that develops technical assistance 
materials and provides information needed for rulemaking.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,200,000 for the operations of 
the Access Board, an increase of $650,000 over fiscal year 2009 
and $200,000 over the budget request. The increase above the 
request is provided to hasten the aggressive rulemaking agenda 
proposed by the Board.

                      Federal Maritime Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $22,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        24,558,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,712,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................          +912,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -846,000
    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) was established in 
1961 as an independent government agency, responsible for the 
regulation of international waterborne commerce of the United 
States. In addition, FMC has responsibility for licensing and 
bonding ocean transportation intermediaries and assuring that 
vessel owners or operators establish financial responsibility 
to pay judgment for death or injury to passengers, or 
nonperformance of a cruise, on voyages from U.S. ports. It 
monitors the activities of ocean common carriers, who operate 
in the U.S./foreign commerce to ensure just and reasonable 
practices, maintains a trade monitoring and enforcement 
program, monitors the laws and practices of foreign governments 
which could have a discriminatory or other impacts on shipping 
conditions in the U.S., among other activities. The principal 
shipping statutes administered by the FMC are the Shipping Act 
of 1984 (46 U.S.C. app. 1710 et seq.), the Foreign Shipping 
Practices Act of 1988 (46 U.S.C. app. 1701 et seq.), and 
section 19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. app. 
876).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $23,712,000 for the Federal 
Maritime Commission, which is $912,000 above the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2009 and $846,000 below the budget 
request. Of the funds provided, not more than $300,000 can be 
used for performance awards. The reduction below the budget 
request is due to overall budget constraints.

                      National Infrastructure Bank

 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................     5,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................    -5,000,000,000
    The President's budget includes a legislative proposal to 
create a national infrastructure bank to invest funds directly 
into large capital infrastructure projects that promise 
significant national or regional economic benefits. Through the 
bank, Federal funds are to be delivered through a variety of 
credit and grant mechanisms designed to not only provide 
Federal resources but also attract and coordinate state, local, 
and private co-investment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee denies this request as a national 
infrastructure bank is not specifically authorized at this 
time. However, the Committee recognizes that there is a need to 
establish a new direction in Federal infrastructure investment, 
specifically one that supports regionally and nationally 
significant, high-value projects that cross programmatic silos 
and are funded through a merit-based selection process, as 
proposed under the bank. In addition, the Committee believes 
that an infrastructure bank could serve as a potential 
financing mechanism for a wide range of infrastructure 
projects, including, within the realm of transportation for 
intermodal freight and passenger facilities; port 
infrastructure projects; public-private partnerships; and for 
the aircraft equipage requirements associated with the 
implementation of NextGen. Therefore, the bill includes 
language to allow the Secretary of Transportation to transfer 
funds from the ``capital assistance for high speed rail 
corridors and intercity passenger rail service'' account to 
capitalize a national infrastructure bank should an 
infrastructure bank be authorized by the end of fiscal year 
2010.

                  National Transportation Safety Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................       $91,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................        95,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        99,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................        +8,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................        +3,800,000
    Initially established along with the Department of 
Transportation (DOT), the National Transportation Safety Board 
(NTSB) commenced operations on April 1, 1967, as an independent 
federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every 
civil aviation accident in the United States as well as 
significant accidents in the other modes of transportation--
railroad, highway, marine and pipeline--and issuing safety 
recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. Although 
it has always operated independently, the NTSB relied on the 
DOT for funding and administrative support until the 
Independent Safety Board Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-633) 
severed all ties between the two organizations effective April 
of 1975.
    In addition to its investigatory duties, the NTSB is 
responsible for maintaining the government's database of civil 
aviation accidents and also conducts special studies of 
transportation safety issues of national significance. 
Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of international 
treaties, the NTSB supplies investigators to serve as U.S. 
Accredited Representatives for aviation accidents overseas 
involving U.S.-registered aircraft, or involving aircraft or 
major components of U.S. manufacture. The NTSB also serves as 
the ``court of appeals'' for any airman, mechanic or mariner 
whenever certificate action is taken by the Administrator of 
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the U.S. Coast 
Guard Commandant, or when civil penalties are assessed by the 
FAA. In addition, the NTSB operates the NTSB Academy in 
Ashburn, Virginia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $99,200,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the NTSB, an increase of $8,200,000 above fiscal 
year 2009 and $3,800,000 above the budget request. Of this 
amount, no more than $2,000 may be used for official reception 
and representation expenses. The bill also includes language 
that requires the NTSB to reimburse the Department of 
Transportation's Inspector General up to $100,000 for costs 
associated with the annual audit of the NTSB's financial 
statements.
    Funds are to be spent in accordance with the budget 
submission except for the following recommended adjustments 
which are listed and described below:

                                                                  Amount
Labor cost accounting system (one-time cost funded in 
    2009)...............................................      $1,000,000
Moving costs............................................      -2,416,000
Additional staffing.....................................      +6,716,000
Equipment for vehicle recorder lab......................        +500,000

    Labor cost accounting system.--In fiscal year 2009, the 
Committee provided an increase of $1,000,000 for the NTSB to 
develop a labor cost accounting system that would allow the 
agency to monitor how staff resources are utilized to manage 
workload and support the agency's mission, as was recommended 
by the Government Accountability Office and the Office of 
Management and Budget. As this was supposed to be a one-time 
cost not requiring additional future funding, the Committee has 
removed the funding for this initiative from the agency's base.
    Headquarters lease.--The NTSB's budget submission notes 
that lease on the agency's headquarters space expires in 
October 2010 and therefore the agency has requested $2,416,000 
to fund the one-time costs associated with a potential move. 
However, little information is known at this time as to whether 
or not the lease on the current office space can be renewed, 
whether a move will be necessary, or how much the renewal or 
new office space might cost. Therefore, the Committee denies 
this funding without prejudice at this time until more specific 
information is known and can be provided.
    Full-time equivalent staff years (FTE).--The NTSB has 
experienced a significant drop in its staffing levels in recent 
years, falling from a high of 427 FTE in fiscal year 2003 to a 
low of 377 FTE in fiscal year 2007. This reduction has been due 
to across-the-board cuts, unfunded pay raises, and mandatory 
increases to contracts and other non-salary related 
administrative expenses that reduced the number of positions 
that could actually be funded within the resources provided 
during those years. However, major accidents, such as the 
tunnel ceiling collapse in Boston, Massachusetts, the 
Continental Connection flight 3407 crash near Buffalo, New 
York, the midair collision of two EMS helicopters in Flagstaff, 
Arizona, and the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, are just a few examples of the need for thorough and 
thoughtful investigations into the causes of these accidents 
and show how investigators can be tied up for significant 
periods of time, draining considerable resources. The Committee 
continues to be concerned about the NTSB's ability to examine 
wreckage, publish safety briefs, and issue safety 
recommendations in a timely manner from all of the aviation and 
surface transportation accidents that it must investigate. 
Therefore, the Committee provides $6,716,000 above the request 
for the agency to fund 32 additional positions to fill its most 
critical safety and technical staffing needs. The resulting 
staffing level of 434 FTE will give the agency the personnel 
needed to adequately investigate transportation-related 
accidents and meet the agency's mission requirements. 
Furthermore, the Committee directs that none of these 
additional funds shall be used for the Academy.
    Vehicle recorder laboratory equipment.--The Committee 
provides a one-time increase of $500,000 over the budget 
request for the NTSB to upgrade and purchase additional 
equipment for its vehicle recorder laboratory. This laboratory 
processes data from cockpit voice and flight data recorders, 
digital cameras, video recordings, GPS navigation devices, and 
cockpit displays and engine monitoring devices recovered from 
crashed aircraft. In recent years, the lab has had to rely on 
assistance from manufacturers and foreign governments in order 
to download and readout data from some devices as the number 
and types of non-traditional recording instruments has 
increased significantly over the last few years. The additional 
funds will allow the NTSB to purchase the necessary read-out 
equipment and hardware and software tools to support accident 
investigations conducted by headquarters and regional 
investigators.
    Lease payments.--The Committee continues to note that the 
NTSB violated and continues to be in violation of the Anti-
deficiency Act because it did not obtain or have budget 
authority to cover the net present value of the entire 20-year 
training center lease obligation at the time the capital lease 
agreement was signed in 2001. To ensure that the NTSB can 
satisfy its contractual obligations, the Committee has 
continued language that allows the NTSB to use its fiscal year 
2010 appropriation to make the lease payments for the Academy.
    NTSB Academy.--The agency is encouraged to continue to seek 
additional opportunities to lease out, or otherwise generate 
revenue from the NTSB Academy, so that the agency can 
appropriately focus its resources on the important 
investigative work that is central to the agency's mission. In 
addition, the agency is again directed to submitting detailed 
information on the costs associated with the NTSB Academy, as 
well as the revenue the facility is expected to generate, as 
part of the fiscal year 2011 budget request.

                 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation


          PAYMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................      $181,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................       166,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       196,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................       +15,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................       +30,000,000
    The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation was created by 
the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act (title VI of the 
Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978, Public 
Law 95-557, October 31, 1978). Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation now operates under the trade name ``NeighborWorks 
America.'' NeighborWorks America helps local communities 
establish working efficient and effective partnerships between 
residents and representatives of the public and private 
sectors. These partnership-based organizations are independent, 
tax-exempt, community-based nonprofit entities, often referred 
to as NeighborWorks organizations.
    Neighborhood Reinvestment also provides grants to 
Neighborhood Housing Services of America (NHSA), the 
NeighborWorks network's national secondary market. The mission 
of NHSA is to utilize private sector support to replenish local 
NeighborWorks organizations' revolving loan funds. These loans 
are used to back securities that are placed with private sector 
social investors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a funding level of $196,800,000 
for fiscal year 2010, which represents an increase of 
$30,000,000 above the budget request and a decrease of 
$15,800,000 when compared to the fiscal year 2009 
appropriation. Of this amount, $63,800,000 is provided for the 
National Foreclosure Mitigation Program.
    In fiscal year 2008, the Committee charged NeighborWorks 
with a nearly impossible task--namely, to become the first 
federal response to the national subprime mortgage crisis. 
Overnight, NeighborWorks went from an agency with a 
$119,800,000 appropriation to an agency charged with spending 
an additional $180,000,000 on foreclosure mitigation 
counseling, and to accomplish this within an incredibly short 
timeframe. To its enormous credit, NeighborWorks not only 
accomplished this goal, but exceeded Congressional 
expectations. NeighborWorks succeeded in getting the first 
$50,000,000 into local communities within 60 days of enactment 
of the fiscal year 2008 appropriations bill, and performed 
extremely sophisticated analysis to target areas of high need. 
Since this initial funding round, NeighborWorks has conducted 
two additional funding competitions for foreclosure mitigation 
efforts and has set the standard for this important activity. 
Through its dedication to this issue, its vast network of 
charter members, and its willingness to take on a new 
initiative, NeighborWorks has truly made a difference in the 
lives of hundreds of thousands of homeowners struggling with 
their mortgages. An Urban Institute evaluation estimates that 
the funding administered so responsibly and effectively by 
NeighborWorks has already provided counseling to nearly 400,000 
families. The Committee commends NeighborWorks for this 
extraordinary feat and has continued its confidence in the 
agency by appropriating an additional $63,800,000 for 
foreclosure mitigation activities for fiscal year 2010. 
NeighborWorks has truly been a partner with Congress on this 
vital issue, and hundreds of thousands of homeowners are the 
beneficiaries of NeighborWorks' immense effort and dedication 
to this initiative.

           United States Interagency Council on Homelessness


                           OPERATING EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2009.......................        $2,333,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2010......................         2,680,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2009...................           +67,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2010..................          -280,000
    The Committee recommends $2,400,000 for operating expenses 
of the Interagency Council on Homelessness, $67,000 above the 
enacted amount for fiscal year 2009 and $280,000 below the 
requested amount. The Council is not yet fully staffed, 
therefore the funding is reduced.

                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 401. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring pay raises to be funded within appropriated levels in 
this Act or previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 402. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 403. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibiting transfers of funds unless expressly provided in 
this Act.
    Section 404. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
consulting service expenditures of public record in procurement 
contracts.
    Section 405. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures by subjecting the 
establishment of new offices and reorganizations to the 
reprogramming process.
    Section 406. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 407. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies and departments funded in this Act to report 
on all sole source contracts.
    Section 408. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 409. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any project that seeks to 
use the power of eminent domain unless eminent domain is 
employed only for a public use.
    Section 410. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the transfer of funds made available in this Act to 
any instrumentality of the United States Government except as 
authorized by this Act or any other Appropriations Act.
    Section 411. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used to permanently 
replace an employee intent on returning to his past occupation 
after completion of military service.
    Section 412. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used unless the 
expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 413. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds from being appropriated or made available to 
any person or entity that has been convicted of violating the 
Buy American Act.

            House of Representatives Reporting Requirements

    The following materials are submitted in accordance with 
various requirements of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives:

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following statements are 
submitted describing the effect of provisions in the 
accompanying bill which directly or indirectly change the 
application of existing law.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' specifying certain amounts for 
individual offices of the Office of the Secretary and official 
reception and representation expenses, and specifying transfer 
authority among offices.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' which would allow crediting the 
account with up to $2,500,000 in user fees and prohibits the 
establishment of the position of Assistant Secretary of Public 
Affairs. Language is included for the Office of Civil Rights.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Transportation Planning, Research, and Development'' which 
provides funds for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, development activities and 
making grants, and makes funds available until expended.
    Language is included that limits operating costs and 
capital outlays of the Working Capital Fund for the Department 
of Transportation; provides that services shall be provided on 
a competitive basis, except for non-DOT entities; restricts the 
transfer for any funds to the Working Capital Fund without 
approval; and limits special assessments or reimbursable 
agreements levied against any program, project or activity 
funded in this Act to only those assessments or reimbursable 
agreements that are presented to and approved by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Minority Business Resource Center'' which limits the amount 
of loans that can be subsidized and provides funds for 
administrative expenses.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Minority Business Outreach'' specifying that funds may be 
used for business opportunities related to any mode of 
transportation and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Payments to Air Carriers'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund, allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to consider subsidy requirements when 
determining service to a community, and directs the Secretary 
to borrow funds as necessary to fully-fund the essential air 
service program.
    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the Office of the Secretary of Transportation from 
approving assessments or reimbursable agreements pertaining to 
funds appropriated to the modal administrations in this Act, 
unless such assessments or agreements have completed the normal 
reprogramming process for Congressional notification.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to implement an essential air 
service local cost participation program.
    Section 103. Allows the Secretary or his designee to work 
with States and State legislators to consider proposals related 
to the reduction of motorcycle fatalities.
    Language is included under the Federal Administration, 
``Operations'' that provides funds operations, safety 
activities, staff officers and research activities, commercial 
space transportation, administrative expenses for research and 
development, establishment of air navigation facilities, the 
operation (including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, 
subsidizing the cost of aeronautical charts and maps sold to 
the public, lease or purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
replacement only; funds for certain aviation program 
activities; and specifies transfer authority among offices.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' limiting the amount of funds 
that can be transferred from budget activities and sets 
reprogramming limits.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides funds for aviation 
safety to pay for staff increases in the Office of Aviation 
Flight Standards and the Office of Aircraft Certification.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that requires the Administrator 
of the Federal Aviation Administration to transmit to Congress 
an annual update to the report submitted in December 2004 
pursuant to section 221 of Public Law 108-176.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' permitting the use of funds to 
enter into a grant agreement with a nonprofit standard setting 
organization to assist in the development of aviation safety.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds to plan, 
finalize, or implement any regulation that would promulgate new 
aviation user fees not specifically authorized by law after the 
date of enactment of this act.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that credits funds received from 
States, counties, municipalities, foreign authorities, other 
public authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred 
in the provision of agency services.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides $9,500,000 for the 
contract tower cost sharing program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' permitting transfer of funds, as 
specified.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits the use of funds 
for new applicants of the second career training program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides a total of 
$620,000 in reimbursable payments to the DOT Inspector General 
for audits of financial statements and the annual Enterprise 
Services Center Statement.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds for 
conducting and coordinating activities on aeronautical charting 
and cartography through the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that provides funds for 
acquisition, establishment technical support services, 
improvement by contract or purchase, and hire of air navigation 
and experimental facilities and equipment; engineering and 
service testing, construction and furnishing of quarters and 
related accommodations at remote localities; and the purchase, 
lease, or transfer of aircraft.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund and limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that allows certain funds received 
for expenses incurred in the establishment and modernization of 
air navigation facilities to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that requires the Secretary of 
Transportation to transmit a comprehensive capital investment 
plan for the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Research, engineering, and development'' that provides funds 
from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for research, 
engineering, and development, including construction of 
experimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by 
lease or grant; and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Research, engineering, and development'' that allows certain 
funds received for expenses incurred in research, engineering 
and development to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund for airport planning and 
development; noise compatibility planning and programs; 
procurement, installation, and commissioning of runway 
incursion prevention devices and systems; grants authorized 
under section 41743 of title 49, U.S.C.; and inspection 
activities and administration of airport safety programs; and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that limits funds available for 
the planning or execution of programs with obligations in 
excess of $3,515,000,000.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that prohibits funds for the 
replacement of baggage conveyor systems, reconfiguration of 
terminal baggage areas, or other airport improvements that are 
necessary to install bulk explosive detection systems.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that provides $93,422,000 for 
administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that specifies $15,000,000 for 
the airport cooperative research program and no less than 
$22,472,000 for the airport technology research program.
    Section 110. The Committee retains a provision limiting the 
number of technical workyears at the Center for Advanced 
Aviation Systems Development to 600 in fiscal year 2010.
    Section 111. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from requiring airport sponsors to provide the agency 
``without cost'' building construction, maintenance, utilities 
and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned buildings, except in 
the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision that 
allowing reimbursement for fees collected and credited under 49 
U.S.C. 45303.
    Section 113. The Committee retains a provision allowing 
reimbursement of funds for providing technical assistance to 
foreign aviation authorities to be credited to the operations 
account.
    Section 114. The Committee continues a provision extending 
the current terms and conditions of FAA's aviation insurance 
program, commonly known as the ``war risk insurance'' program, 
for one additional year, from December 31, 2009 to December 31, 
2010. In addition it extends the underlying authorization until 
December 31, 2010.
    Section 115. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules 
at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey.
    Section 116. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
AIP grants to airports that fail to provide DOT with cost-free 
space for passenger right and consumer outreach campaigns.
    Section 117. The Committee retains a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds for Sunday premium pay unless an 
employee actually performed work during the time corresponding 
to the premium pay.
    Section 118. The Committee retains a provision that 
prohibits the use of funds to purchase store gift cards or gift 
certificates through a government-issued credit card.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Limitation on administrative expenses'' that 
limits the amount to be paid, together with advances and 
reimbursements received, for the administrative expenses of the 
agency and specifies amounts in addition to this limitation 
that are to be made available to the Department's Office of the 
Inspector General for audits and investigations and to the 
Appalachian Regional Commission for administrative expenses.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Federal-aid highways'' that limits the 
obligations for Federal-aid highways and highway safety 
construction programs; limits the amount available for the 
implementation or execution of programs for transportation 
research, which shall not apply to any authority previously 
made available for obligation; and allows the Secretary to 
charge, collect and spend fees for loan applications and that 
such amounts are in addition to administrative expenses and are 
not subject to any obligation limitation or limitation on 
administrative expenses under section 608 of title 23, U.S.C., 
and which are available until expended.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Federal-aid highways'' that liquidates 
contract authority.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Surface transportation priorities'' that 
funds certain highway and surface transportation projects with 
conditions.
    Section 120. The Committee includes a provision that 
distributes obligation authority among federal-aid highways 
programs.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision that 
credits funds received by the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting tolling in Texas, with exceptions.
    Section 123. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various projects which were included in 
previous appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety Operations and 
Programs,'' that provides a limitation on obligations and 
liquidation of contract authorization, including specifying 
amounts available for research and technology programs and 
commercial motor vehicle operator's grants; and prohibits funds 
for outreach and education from being transferred.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety Grants'' that provides a 
limitation on obligations and liquidation of contract 
authorization, including specifying amounts available for the 
commercial driver's license improvements program, border 
enforcement grants program, the performance and registration 
information system management program, the commercial vehicle 
information systems and networks deployment program, the safety 
data improvement program, and the commercial driver's license 
information system modernization program; and, specifies amount 
for new entrant audits.
    Section 130. The Committee continues a provision subjecting 
funds appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions of 
section 350 of Public Law 107-87 and Section 6901 of Public Law 
110-28, including a requirement that the secretary submit a 
report on Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Operations and research'' that limits the 
availability of funds and prohibits the planning or 
implementation of any rulemaking on labeling passenger car 
tires for low rolling resistance.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Operations and research'' that provides a 
limitation on obligations, limits the availability of funds, 
and provides a liquidation of contract authorization from the 
highway trust fund.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``National driver register'' that 
provides a limitation on obligations and a liquidation of 
contract authorization from the highway trust fund.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``National driver register'' that limits the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that 
provides a limitation on obligations, limits the availability 
of funds, specifies the amounts for certain safety grant 
programs and provides a liquidation of contract authorization 
from the highway trust fund.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' prohibiting 
the use of funds for construction, rehabilitation or remodeling 
costs or for office furniture for state, local, or private 
buildings.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that limits 
funding for an evaluation for the high visibility enforcement 
program.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' limiting the 
amount of funds available for technical assistance to states 
under section 410.
    Section 140. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides funding for travel and related expenses for state 
management reviews and highway safety core competency 
development training.
    Section 141. The Committee includes a provision that 
exempts obligation authority that was made available in 
previous public laws for multiple years from limitations on 
obligations for the current year.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Safety and Operations'' limiting the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad Research and Development'' limiting the availability 
of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Program'' allows 
direct loan and loan guarantees up to $35,000,000,000 language 
is also included that prohibits new direct loans or loan 
guarantee commitments using federal funds for credit risk 
premium under section 502 of the Railroad Revitalization and 
Regulatory Reform Act.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration 
for the ``Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Program'' 
limiting the available of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration 
for the ``Capital Assistance for High Speed Corridors and 
Intercity Passenger Rail Service'' including funding for 
administrative oversight, program research, and planning: 
grants must be awarded on a competitive basis. Language is also 
included allowing the Secretary of Transportation to use or 
transfer sums to carry out a National Infrastructure Bank, if a 
bank is authorized by the end of fiscal year 2010.
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, ``Operating Grants to the National Railroad 
Passenger Corporation'' that allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to make quarterly grants to the National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation; allows the Secretary to approve 
funding only after receiving and reviewing a grant request for 
each train route; ensures that each grant request is 
accompanied by a detailed financial analysis, revenue 
projection, and capital expenditure projection; requires the 
Corporation to achieve savings through operational 
efficiencies; requires the Inspector General of the Department 
of Transportation to provide quarterly reports to the Congress 
on estimates of the savings due to operational reforms; 
requires the Inspector General of the Department of 
Transportation to provide a report to the Congress on 
recommendations of possible operational reforms; requires the 
Corporation to submit to Congress the status of its plan to 
improve the financial performance of food and beverage service 
as well as first class service, including sleeper car service 
as well as a report on progress compared with its targets 
provided in its fiscal year 2009 plan; requires the Corporation 
to submit a budget, a detailed business plan, and 5-year 
financial plan beginning with fiscal year 2010, consistent with 
section 204 of Division B of Public Law 110-432; requires that 
the plan shall be submitted with a comprehensive fleet plan 
that establishes year-specific goals and milestones
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, ``National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
Office of the Inspector General'' that allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to make a grant to Amtrak's Office of Inspector 
General.
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, ``Capital and Debt Service Grants to the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation'' that allows the 
Secretary of Transportation to make grants to the National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation as authorized by section 101 
(c); allows the Secretary to retain some funds to be used for 
oversight; bars funds under this section to be used for 
operating losses; and restricts the use of funds unless they 
have been approved by the Secretary or are contained in the 
Corporation's business plan.
    Section 151. The Committee includes a provision allowing 
the Secretary to purchase promotional items of nominal value.
    Section 152. The Committee includes a provision that 
notwithstanding any provision of law, funding for Amtrak will 
cease if it contracts to have services provided at or from any 
location outside the United States.
    Section 153. The Committee has included a provision that 
allows the Secretary of Transportation to receive and expend 
cash, or receive and utilize spare parts and similar items from 
non-U.S. sources to repair or replace government owned 
automated track inspection cars.
    Section 154. The Committee has included language requiring 
the Federal Railroad Administration to submit quarterly reports 
on Amtrak's on-time performance.
    Section 155. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various transit projects which were 
included in previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 156. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various transit projects which were 
included in previous appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Administrative Expenses'' specifying an amount for 
administrative expenses and travel expenses.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Administrative Expenses'' prohibiting funds for a permanent 
office of transit security; specifying the amount to reimburse 
the IG for annual audits of financial statements; and requiring 
an annual report on new starts with the budget submission.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Formula and Bus Grants'' that provides a limitation on 
obligations from the Highway Trust Fund, liquidation of 
contract authorization for the operating expenses of the 
agency, and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Research and University Centers'' that limits the 
availability of funds and specifies the amounts for certain 
programs.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Capital Investment Grants'' that limits the availability of 
funds; specifies certain amounts; and transfers funds to the 
DOT Inspector General for audits and investigations of new 
fixed guideway systems.
    Section 160. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts previously made transit obligations from limitations on 
obligations.
    Section 161. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital 
Investment Grants'' and bus and bus facilities under ``Formula 
and Bus Grants'' in prior year appropriations Acts to be used 
in this fiscal year.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for the transfer of prior year appropriations from older 
accounts to be merged into new accounts with similar, current 
activities.
    Section 163. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital 
Investment Grants'' to be used in this fiscal year for 
activities eligible in the year the funds were appropriated.
    Section 164. The Committee retains a provision as proposed 
in the budget request that allows FTA to provide grants for 90 
percent of the net capital cost of a biodiesel bus or factory-
installed or retrofitted hybrid electric system in a bus.
    Section 165. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires unobligated funds or recoveries under section 5309 of 
title 49 that are available for reallocation shall be directed 
to projects eligible to use the funds for the purposes for 
which they were originally intended.
    Section 166. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various transit projects which were 
included in previous appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation that authorizes expenditures, 
contracts, and commitments as may be necessary.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation ``Operations and Maintenance'' that 
provides funds derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Maritime Security Program'' that provides funds to maintain 
and preserve a U.S.-flag merchant fleet.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Operations and Training'' that provides dedicated funds for 
salaries and benefits of employees of the United States 
Merchant Marine Academy, capital improvements at the United 
States Merchant Marine Academy, and the State Maritime training 
ships Maintenance and Repair; and limits the availability of 
some funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, ``Ship 
Disposal'' that provides funding to dispose of obsolete vessels 
in the National Defense Reserve Fleet.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program Account'' that 
provides funding to be transferred to Operations and Training 
to administer the Title XI program.
    Section 175. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities and 
services and make repairs to any lease, contract, or occupancy 
involving government property under the control of MARAD and 
rental payments shall be covered into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.
    Section 176. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
the Maritime Administration to collect, retain, and refund 
Midshipmen fees through a mechanism approved by the Secretary.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Operational Expenses'' which specifies 
the amount derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund and requires 
$1,000,000 to be transferred to the Pipeline Safety Account.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Hazardous Materials Safety'' which 
limits the availability of a certain amount and allows up to 
$800,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) to be 
deposited in the general fund of the Treasury as offsetting 
receipts.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Pipeline Safety'' which specifies the 
amounts derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund and the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund and limits their period of availability.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Emergency Preparedness Grants'' which 
specifies the amount derived from the Emergency Preparedness 
Fund, limits the availability of some funds, and prohibits 
funds from being obligated by anyone other than the Secretary 
or his designee.
    Language is included under Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration, ``Research and development'' that 
limits the availability of funds and credits to the 
appropriation funds received from States and other sources for 
expenses incurred for training.
    Language is included under Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and expenses'' that provides the Inspector General 
with all necessary authority to investigate allegations of 
fraud by any person or entity that is subject to regulation by 
the Department of Transportation. Language is also included 
under Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and expenses'' 
that authorizes the Office of Inspector General to investigate 
unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of competition 
by domestic and foreign air carriers and ticket agents.
    Language is included under Surface Transportation Board, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' limiting the availability of funds 
and allowing the collection of $1,250,000 to be credited to the 
appropriation.
    Section 180. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use funds for 
aircraft; motor vehicles; liability insurance; uniforms; or 
allowances, as authorized by law.
    Section 181. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
appropriations for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the 
rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this act for salaries and expenses of more 
than 110 political and Presidential appointees in the DOT and 
prohibits political and Presidential personnel from being 
assigned on temporary detail outside the DOT.
    Section 183. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the implementation of section 404 of 
title 23, United States Code.
    Section 184. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting recipients of funds made available in this Act from 
releasing personal information, including social security 
number, medical or disability information, and photographs from 
a driver's license or motor vehicle record, without express 
consent of the person to whom such information pertains; and 
prohibits the withholding of funds provided in this Act for any 
grantee is a state is in noncompliance with this provision.
    Section 185. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources to be used for expenses 
incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 186. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires funding of certain programs, projects and activities 
identified in the accompanying report within the accounts of 
the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad 
Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.
    Section 187. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the Secretary of Transportation to allow issuers of 
any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase preferred stock 
sold to the DOT.
    Section 188. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds from being used to make a grant unless the 
Secretary of Transportation notifies the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations not less than three full business 
days before any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or 
full funding grant agreement totaling $500,000 or more is 
announced by the department or its modal administrations, and 
directs the Secretary to give concurrent notification for any 
``quick release'' of funds from the Federal Highway 
Administration's emergency relief program.
    Section 189. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds received from rebates, refunds, and similar sources to be 
credited to appropriations of the DOT.
    Section 190. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
amounts from improper payments to a third party contractor that 
are lawfully recovered by the DOT to be available to cover 
expenses incurred in the recovery of such payments.
    Section 191. The Committee continues a provision mandating 
that reprogramming actions are to be approved or denied solely 
by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 192. The Committee continues a provision that caps 
the amount of fees the Surface Transportation Board can charge 
and collect for rate complaints filed at the amount authorized 
for court civil suit filing fees.
    Section 193. The Committee includes a provision that 
enables the Department to provide payments in advance to its 
vendor in order to carry out its contract for the 
implementation of a debit card program for distribution of 
transit benefits.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Tenant-based rental assistance'', which 
designates funds for various programs, activities, and 
purposes, and specifies the uses and availability of such 
funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Tenant-based rental assistance'', which 
specifies funds for certain programs and limits the use of 
certain funds; specifies the methodology for allocation of 
renewal funding; directs the Secretary to the extent possible 
to pro rate each public housing agency's (PHA) allocation; 
directs that those PHAs participating in Moving to Work, shall 
be funded according to that agreement; specifies the amount for 
additional rental subsidy due to unforeseen emergencies and 
portability; provides that additional tenant protection rental 
assistance costs be funded by prior year unobligated balances; 
provides funding for incremental vouchers for homeless 
veterans; specifies the amounts available to the Secretary to 
allocate to PHA that need additional funds and for fees; 
provides the criteria to allocate a portion of Administrative 
Fees; and directs that all funds shall be only for activities 
related to the provision of tenant-based rental assistance 
authorized under section 8.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing certificate fund'', which allows the 
Secretary to use unobligated balances for renewal of section 8 
project-based contracts and for performance-based contract 
administrators.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Public housing capital fund'', which limits the 
availability of funds; limits the delegation of certain waiver 
authorities and prohibits funds from being used for certain 
activities; specifies the total amount available for certain 
activities; prohibits funds from being used for certain 
purposes; and specifies the amount for grants, support 
services, service coordinators and congregate services, to 
support the costs of administrative and judicial receiverships, 
and to support the ongoing Public Housing Financial and 
Physical Assessment activities of the Real Estate Assessment 
Center.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Public housing operating fund'', which sets the 
basis for the allocation of funds and prohibits the use of 
funds under certain conditions.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native American Housing Block Grants'', which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the formula for 
allocation; specifies the amounts for technical assistance and 
capacity building, to support the inspection of Indian housing 
units, administrative expenses, to subsidize the total 
principal amount of any notes, and the cost of guaranteed 
notes, which are defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
budget Act of 1974.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant'', which 
limits the availability of funds and specifies the amount for 
training and technical activities.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program 
Account'', which limits the availability of funds; specifies 
how to define the costs of modifying loans; and specifies the 
amount and availability of funds to subsidize total loan 
principal.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Fund Program 
Account'', which limits the availability of funds; specifies 
how to define the costs of modifying loans; and specifies the 
amount and availability of funds to subsidize total loan 
principal.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS'', 
which limits availability of funds and sets forth certain 
requirements for the allocation and renewal of funds and 
contracts.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Community development fund'', which specifies 
the allocation of certain funds; limits the use and 
availability of certain funds; specifies the amount made 
available for grants to federally-recognized Indian tribes, 
emergencies, Economic Development Initiatives with certain 
restrictions, and neighborhood initiatives with certain 
restrictions.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Home investment partnerships program'', which 
limits the availability of funds and specifies the allocation 
of certain funds for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity 
Program'', which limits the availability of funds and specifies 
the allocation of certain funds for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Homeless assistance grants'', which limits the 
availability of funds; establishes certain minimum funding and 
matching requirements; specifies the allocation of certain 
funds for certain purposes; directs the Secretary to renew 
contracts under certain conditions; and requires grantees to 
integrate homeless programs with other social service 
providers.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Project-Based Rental Assistance'', which limits 
the availability of funds; specifies the amount for certain 
programs; and specifies the allocation of certain funds for 
certain purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing for the elderly'', which specifies the 
allocation of certain funds; designates certain funds to be 
used only for certain grants; and allows the Secretary to waive 
certain provisions governing contract terms.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing for persons with disabilities'', which 
specifies the allocation of certain funds; allows funds to be 
used to renew certain contracts; and allows the Secretary to 
waive certain provisions governing contract terms.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Rental Housing Assistance'', which limits the 
availability of funds and rescinds funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Manufactured housing fees trust fund'', which 
limits the availability of funds and permits fees to be 
assessed, modified, and collected, and permits temporary 
borrowing authority from the General Fund of the Treasury.
    Language is included under the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, ``Mutual Mortgage Insurance Program 
Account'', which sets a loan principal limitation; limits the 
obligations to make direct loans; specifies funds for specific 
purposes; allows for the transfer of funds to the Working 
Capital Fund; allows for additional contract expenses as 
guaranteed loan commitments exceed certain levels.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``General and Special Risk Program Account'', 
which limits the amount of commitments to guarantee loans; and 
specifies funds for specific purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Government National Mortgage Association'', 
which limits new commitments to issue guarantees.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Policy Development and Research'', which limits 
the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Fair housing and equal opportunity'', which 
limits the availability of funds, authorizes the Secretary to 
assess and collect fees, and places restrictions on the use of 
funds for lobbying activities.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Lead Hazard Control'', which limits 
the availability of funds, specifies the amount of funds for 
specific purposes, and specifies the treatment of certain 
grants.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Working Capital Fund'', which limits the purpose 
and availability of funds, including funds transferred.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Inspector General'', which directs 
that the IG shall have independent authority over all personnel 
issues within the office.
    Section 201 relates to the division of financing adjustment 
factors.
    Section 202 prohibits available funds from being used to 
investigate or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair 
Housing Act.
    Section 203 continues language to correct an anomaly in the 
HOPWA formula that results in the loss of funds for certain 
States.
    Section 204 continues language requiring funds appropriated 
to be distributed on a competitive basis in accordance with the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 205 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the availability of funds subject to the Government 
Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act of 1950.
    Section 206 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding allocation of funds in excess of the budget 
estimates.
    Section 207 continues language, carried in previous years, 
regarding the expenditure of funds for corporations and 
agencies subject to the Government Corporation Control Act.
    Section 208 continues language, carried in previous years, 
requiring submission of a spending plan for technical 
assistance, training and management improvement activities 
prior to the expenditure of funds.
    Section 209 continues language requiring the Secretary to 
provide quarterly reports on uncommitted, unobligated and 
excess funds in each departmental program and activity.
    Section 210 extends a technical amendment included in the 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations Act relating to the allocation 
of HOPWA funds in the Philadelphia and Raleigh-Cary 
metropolitan areas. A proviso is added to allow a state to 
administer the HOPWA program in the event that a local 
government is unable to undertake the HOPWA grants management 
functions.
    Section 211 requires that the Administration's budget and 
the Department's budget justifications for fiscal year 2011 
shall be submitted in the identical account and sub-account 
structure provided in this Act.
    Section 212 exempts PHA Boards in Alaska, Iowa, and 
Mississippi and the County of Los Angeles from public housing 
resident representation requirement.
    Section 213 authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use 
agreements from an obsolete project to a viable project, 
provided that no additional costs are incurred, and other 
conditions are met.
    Section 214 distributes 2010 Native American housing Block 
grant funds to the same Native Alaskan recipients as 2005.
    Section 215 prohibits the IG from changing the basis on 
which the audit of GNMA is conducted.
    Section 216 sets forth requirements for eligibility for 
Section 8 voucher assistance, and includes consideration for 
persons with disabilities.
    Section 217 authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages 
under Section 255 of the National Housing Act.
    Section 218 instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any 
multifamily property that is owned by HUD.
    Section 219 authorizes the Secretary to waive certain 
requirements on adjusted income for certain assisted living 
projects for counties in Michigan.
    Section 220 provides that the Secretary shall report 
quarterly on HUD's use of all sole source contracts.
    Section 221 allows the recipient of a section 202 grant to 
establish a single-asset nonprofit entity to own the project 
and may lend the grant funds to such entity.
    Section 222 provides that amounts provided under the 
Section 108 loan guarantee program may be used to guarantee 
notes or other obligations issued by any State on behalf of 
non-entitlement communities in the State, and that regulations 
shall be promulgated within 60 days of enactment.
    Section 223 amends section 24 of the 1937 Housing Act by 
extending the HOPE VI program through September 30, 2010.
    Section 224 instructs HUD that PHAs that own and operate 
400 units or fewer of public housing are exempt from asset 
management requirements.
    Section 225 restricts the Secretary from imposing any 
requirement or guideline relating to asset management that 
restricts or limits the use of capital funds for central office 
costs, up to the limit established in QHWRA.
    Section 226 provides that no employee of the Department 
shall be designated as an allotment holder unless the CFO 
determines that such allotment holder has received training.
    Section 227 provides that funding for indemnities is 
limited to non-programmatic litigation and is restricted to the 
payment of attorney fees only.
    Section 228 provides that the Secretary shall publish NOFAs 
on the Internet at the appropriate government website.
    Section 229 allows refinancing of certain section 202 
loans.
    Section 230 makes reforms to the Federal Surplus Property 
Program for the homeless.
    Section 231 authorizes the Secretary to transfer up to 5 
percent of funds amount the accounts appropriated under the 
title ``Personnel Compensation and Benefits.''
    Section 232 allows the Disaster Housing Assistance Programs 
to be considered a program of the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for the purpose of income verifications and 
matching.
    Section 233 raises the loan limits for FHA through the end 
of the fiscal year.
    Section 234 raises the GSE conforming loan limit for fiscal 
year 2010.
    Section 235 raises the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage loan 
limit for fiscal year 2010.

                       TITLE III-RELATED AGENCIES

    Language is included for the Architectural and 
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' that allows for the credit to the appropriation of 
funds received for publications and training expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Maritime Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, uniforms and allowances, and includes a limitation on 
official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under National Transportation Safety 
Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for the 
hire of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft, services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, uniforms or allowances therefor, 
and for official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under National Transportation Safety 
Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that allows funds provided in 
this Act to be used to pay the costs associated with a 2001 
capital lease and to reimburse the Department of 
Transportation's Office of Inspector General for the annual 
financial statements audit.
    Language is included under Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation, ``Payment to the Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation'' for use in neighborhood reinvestment activities, 
including a multi-family rental housing program and provides 
for foreclosure mitigation activities.
    Language is included for the United States Interagency 
Council on Homelessness, ``Operating Expenses'' that provides 
funds for salaries, travel, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
rental of conference rooms, and the employment of experts and 
consultants.

                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 401. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring pay raises to be funded within appropriated levels in 
this Act or previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 402. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 403. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibiting transfers of funds unless expressly provided in 
this Act.
    Section 404. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
consulting service expenditures of public record in procurement 
contracts.
    Section 405. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures by subjecting the 
establishment of new offices and reorganizations to the 
reprogramming process.
    Section 406. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 407. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies and departments funded in this Act to report 
on all sole source contracts.
    Section 408. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 409. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any project that seeks to 
use the power of eminent domain unless eminent domain is 
employed only for a public use.
    Section 410. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the transfer of funds made available in this Act to 
any instrumentality of the United States Government except as 
authorized by this Act or any other Appropriations Act.
    Section 411. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used to permanently 
replace an employee intent on returning to his past occupation 
after completion of military service.
    Section 412. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used unless the 
expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 413. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds from being appropriated or made available to 
any person or entity that has been convicted of violating the 
Buy American Act.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized By Law

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

                                      Appropriations Not Authorized By Law
                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Appropriations in
               Program                   Last year of      Authorization       last year of    Amount of program
                                        authorization          level          authorization       or new fees
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration:
    Operations......................               2009         $9,042,467         $9,042,067         $9,347,168
    Facilities and Equipment........               2009          2,742,095          2,742,095          2,925,202
    Research, Engineering and                      2009            171,000            171,000            195,000
     Development....................
    Grants-in-Aid for Airports......               2009          3,900,000          3,514,500          3,515,000
Federal Highway Administration:
    Federal-aid Highways............               2009         40,198,728         40,700,000         41,107,000
Federal Motor Carrier Safety
 Administration:
    Motor Carrier Safety Operations                2009            234,000            234,000            239,828
     and Programs...................
    Motor Carrier Safety Grants.....               2009            209,000            307,000            310,070
National Highway Traffic Safety
 Administration:
    Operations and Research--General               2009            157,400            127,000            131,736
     Fund...........................
    Operations and Research--Highway               2009            105,500            105,500            108,642
     Trust Fund.....................
    National Driver Register--                    - - -              - - -              - - -              3,350
     General Fund...................
    National Driver Register--                     2009              4,000              4,000              4,000
     Highway Trust Fund.............
    Highway Traffic Safety Grants...               2009            619,500            619,500            619,500
Federal Railroad Administration:
    Grade Crossings on Designated                  2009             15,000             15,000             15,000
     Corridors......................
    Rail Line Relocation............               2009            350,000             25,000             40,000
Federal Transit Administration:
    Administrative Expenses.........               2009             98,500             94,413             97,478
    Formula & Bus Grants............               2009          8,360,565          8,260,565          8,852,000
    Research and University Research               2009             69,750             67,000             65,670
     Centers........................
    Capital Investment Grants.......               2009          1,809,250          1,809,250          1,827,343
Maritime Administration:
    Operations and Training.........               2009            142,803            123,360            140,900
    Ship Disposal...................               2009             18,000             15,000             15,000
    Maritime Security...............               2009            193,500            174,000            174,000
    Title XI........................               2009             30,000             51,531              3,630
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
 Safety Administration:
    Administration Expenses.........              - - -              - - -             19,130             19,968
    Pipeline Safety.................               2010             96,580              - - -            105,239
Research and Innovative Technology
 Administration:
    Research and Development........              - - -              - - -             12,900             13,179
Surface Transportation Board:
    Surface Transportation Board....               1998             12,000             25,597             28,550                              TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Rental Assistance:
    Section 8 Contract Renewals and                1994          8,446,173          5,458,106          8,100,000
     Administrative Expenses........
    Section 441 Contracts...........               1994            109,410            150,000              - - -
    Section 8 Preservation,                        1994            759,259            541,000              - - -
     Protection, and Family
     Unification....................
    Contract Administrators.........              - - -              - - -              - - -            232,000
    Public Housing Capital Fund.....               2003          3,000,000          2,712,255          2,500,000
    Public Housing Operating Fund...               2003          2,900,000          3,576,600          4,800,000
Native American Housing Block
 Grants:
    Native American Housing Block                  2007            \1\SSAN            621,720          1,000,000
     Grants.........................
    Federal Guarantees..............               2007            \1\SSAN              1,980              2,000
Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund..               2007            \1\SSAN              6,000              7,000
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant.               2005              - - -              8,928             12,000
Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Fund.               2005              - - -            992,000              1,044
Housing Opportunity for Persons with               1994            156,300            156,000            350,000
 Aids...............................
Rural Housing and Economic                        - - -              - - -              - - -              - - -
 Development Community Development
 Fund:
    Community Development Block                    1994          4,168,000          4,380,000          4,624,600
     Grant..........................
    Economic Development Initiatives              - - -              - - -              - - -            151,000
    Neighborhood Initiatives........              - - -              - - -              - - -             18,000
Home Program:
    Home Investment Partnership.....               1994          2,173,612          1,275,000          2,000,000
    Down Payment Assistance                        2007            200,000             24,750              - - -
     Initiative.....................
HOPE VI.............................               2007            \1\SSAN             99,000            250,000
Brownfields.........................              - - -              - - -              - - -             25,000
Redevelopment Self-Help and Assisted
 Homeownership Opportunity:
    Capacity Building...............               1994             25,000             20,000             53,000
    Self-Help Homeownership                        2000              - - -             20,000             85,000
     Opportunity Program............
    National Housing Development                  - - -              - - -              - - -              - - -
     Corporation....................
    Housing for the Elderly.........               2003              - - -            783,286          1,000,000
    Housing for Persons with                       2003              - - -            250,515            350,000
     Disabilities...................
FHA General and Special Risk Program
 Account:
    Limitation on Guaranteed Loans..               1995              - - -       (20,885,072)       (15,000,000)
    Limitations on Direct Loans.....               1995              - - -          (220,000)           (20,000)
    Credit Subsidy..................               1995              - - -            188,395              8,600
    Administrative Expenses.........               1995              - - -            197,470              - - -
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities Loan
 Guarantee Program Account:
    Limitations on Guaranteed Loans.               1996      (110,000,000)      (110,000,000)      (500,000,000)
    Administrative Expenses.........               1996              - - -              9,101              - - -
    Policy Development and Research.               1994             36,470             35,000             50,000
    Fair Housing Activities, Fair                  1994             26,000             20,481             72,000
     Housing Program................
    Lead Hazard Reduction Program...               1994            276,000            185,000            140,000
    Salaries and Expenses...........               1994          1,029,496            916,963          1,346,000                                           TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES    National Transportation Safety                 2008             92,625             91,000            99,200
     Board..........................
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* SSAN: Such sums as necessary.

                           Transfer of Funds

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

            APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL

              UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Account to which
 Account from which the transfer    the transfer is          Amount
             is made                      made
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Secretary.........  Office of the            2% of certain
                                   Secretary.           funds subject to
                                                              conditions
Office of the Secretary.........  Appropriate Federal     $2,000,000,000
                                   Agency, if
                                   authorized.
FHWA: Limitation on               DOT: Office of               3,524,000
 administrative expenses.          Inspector General.
FTA: Capital Investment Grants..  DOT: Office of               2,000,000
                                   Inspector General.
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials    Pipeline Safety....          1,000,000
 Administration.
MARAD: Operations & Training....  Maritime Guaranteed          3,630,000
                                   Loan (Title XI)
                                   Program Account.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      UNDER TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                    Account to which
 Account from which the transfer    the transfer is          Amount
             is made                      made
------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHA MMI Program Account.........  Working Capital            $70,794,000
                                   Fund.
Any HUD Account*................  Transformation                     1 %
                                   Initiative.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Accounts from which funds may not be transferred: Tenant-Based Rental
  Assistance, Project-Based Rental Assistance, Public Housing Operating
  Fund, Management and Administration, Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee
  Fund, and Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund.

                              Rescissions

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following table is submitted 
describing the rescissions recommended in the accompanying 
bill:
    ``Rental Housing Assistance'', $27,600,000.

                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires an explanation of compliance with 
section 308(a)(1)(A) of the Congressional Budget and 
Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), as 
amended, which requires that the report accompanying a bill 
providing new budget authority contain a statement detailing 
how that authority compares with the reports submitted under 
section 302 of the Act for the most recently agreed to 
concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal year from 
the Committee's section 302(a) allocation.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, 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.

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, 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.

 BUDGETARY IMPACT OF FY 2010 TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS
 BILL PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344,
                                                   AS AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              302 (b) Allocation                         This Bill
                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Budget authority        Outlays        Budget authority        Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill
 with Committee allocation to its
 subcommittees of amounts in the
 First Concurrent Resolution for
 2010: Subcommittee on
 Transportation, Housing and Urban
 Development, and Related
 Agencies:
    General purpose discretionary.             68,821            135,163              68,823         \1\134,585
    Mandatory.....................                  0                  0                   0                  0
Projection of outlays associated
 with the recommendation:
    2010..........................               n.a.               n.a.                n.a.          \2\48,254
    2011..........................               n.a.               n.a.                n.a.             34,158
    2012..........................               n.a.               n.a.                n.a.             16,117
    2013..........................               n.a.               n.a.                n.a.              7,654
    2014 and future years.........               n.a.               n.a.                n.a.             10,843
Financial assistance to state and                n.a.               n.a.              35,331          \2\30,051
 local governments for 2010.......
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
n.a.: not applicable

                        Constitutional Authority

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

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

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

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

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

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:

          The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
        performance, including a program's success in 
        developing and attaining outcome-related goals and 
        objectives in developing funding recommendations.

          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):

              CHAPTER 443 OF TITLE 49, UNITED STATES CODE

CHAPTER 443--INSURANCE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 44302. General authority

  (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (f) Extension of Policies.--
          (1) In general.--The Secretary shall extend through 
        September 30, [2009] 2010, and may extend through 
        December 31, [2009] 2010, the termination date of any 
        insurance policy that the Department of Transportation 
        issued to an air carrier under subsection (a) and that 
        is in effect on the date of enactment of this 
        subsection on no less favorable terms to the air 
        carrier than existed on June 19, 2002; except that the 
        Secretary shall amend the insurance policy, subject to 
        such terms and conditions as the Secretary may 
        prescribe, to add coverage for losses or injuries to 
        aircraft hulls, passengers, and crew at the limits 
        carried by air carriers for such losses and injuries as 
        of such date of enactment and at an additional premium 
        comparable to the premium charged for third-party 
        casualty coverage under such policy.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 44303. Coverage

  (a) * * *
  (b) Air Carrier Liability for Third Party Claims Arising Out 
of Acts of Terrorism.--For acts of terrorism committed on or to 
an air carrier during the period beginning on September 22, 
2001, and ending on December 31, [2009] 2010, the Secretary may 
certify that the air carrier was a victim of an act of 
terrorism and in the Secretary's judgment, based on the 
Secretary's analysis and conclusions regarding the facts and 
circumstances of each case, shall not be responsible for losses 
suffered by third parties (as referred to in section 
205.5(b)(1) of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations) that 
exceed $100,000,000, in the aggregate, for all claims by such 
parties arising out of such act. If the Secretary so certifies, 
the air carrier shall not be liable for an amount that exceeds 
$100,000,000, in the aggregate, for all claims by such parties 
arising out of such act, and the Government shall be 
responsible for any liability above such amount. No punitive 
damages may be awarded against an air carrier (or the 
Government taking responsibility for an air carrier under this 
subsection) under a cause of action arising out of such act. 
The Secretary may extend the provisions of this subsection to 
an aircraft manufacturer (as defined in section 44301) of the 
aircraft of the air carrier involved.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                              ----------                              


             SECTION 51314 OF TITLE 46, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 51314. Limitation on charges and fees for attendance

  (a) * * *
  (b) Exception.--The prohibition specified in subsection (a) 
does not apply with respect to any item or service provided to 
cadets for which a charge or fee is imposed as of October 5, 
1994. The Secretary of Transportation shall notify Congress of 
any change made by the Academy in the amount of a charge or fee 
authorized under this subsection. Such fees shall be credited 
to the Maritime Administration's Operations and Training 
appropriation, to remain available until expended, for those 
expenses directly related to the purposes of the fees. Fees 
collected in excess of actual expenses may be refunded to the 
Midshipmen through a mechanism approved by the Secretary. The 
Academy shall maintain a separate and detailed accounting of 
fee revenue and all associated expenses.
                              ----------                              


          SECTION 24 OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSING ACT OF 1937

SEC. 24. DEMOLITION, SITE REVITALIZATION, REPLACEMENT HOUSING, AND 
                    TENANT-BASED ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR PROJECTS.

  (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (m) Funding.--
          (1) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
        authorized to be appropriated for grants under this 
        section $574,000,000 for [fiscal year 2007.] fiscal 
        year 2010.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (o) Sunset.--No assistance may be provided under this section 
after [September 30, 2008.] September 30, 2010.
                              ----------                              


      SECTION 605 OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION ACT

                         officers and employees

  Sec. 605. (a) The board shall have power to select, employ, 
and fix the salary and benefits of such officers, employees, 
attorneys, and agents as shall be necessary for the performance 
of its duties under this title, without regard to the 
provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing 
appointments in the competitive service, classification, and 
General Schedule pay rates, except that no officer, employee, 
attorney, or agent of the corporation may be paid compensation 
at a rate in excess of the rate for level IV of the Executive 
Schedule, except that the board-appointed officers may be paid 
salary at a rate not to exceed level II of the Executive 
Schedule. The Corporation shall also apply the provisions of 
section 5307(a)(1), (b)(1) and (b)(2) of title 5, United States 
Code, governing limitations on certain pay as if its employees 
were Federal employees receiving payments under title 5.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT]

   Disclosure of Earmarks and Congressionally Directed Spending Items

       Directed Spending by Congress and by the Executive Branch

    This bill contains $9.74 billion in grant funding awarded 
solely at the discretion of the Administration, and $1.9 
billion in funding requested by the President 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 28 percent below 2009. In this bill since 
2006, the total funding earmarked has been reduced by 41 
percent. This year earmarked funding will equal one-half 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 where the 
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.

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      2006                     2008                            2009                       2010 Committee
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 $ in millions          #          $ in millions         #         $ in millions         #         $ in millions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       $2,145            2,066          $1,813           1,772          $1,487           1,032            $536
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Congressional Earmarks

    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.

                                                                                  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                                                            [Presidentially Directed Spending Items]
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                                                                                                                                                                  Requester(s)
              Agency                             Account                                        Project                              Amount    -------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                  Administration               House
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Federal Aviation Administration     Facilities and Equipment          Seattle-Tacoma International Airport--ALSF-2 support          $4,000,000  The President
                                                                       structure at runway end 16C, Seattle, WA
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Broomfield, CO                                                $4,632,607  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Champaign, IL                                                 $8,368,553  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Cleveland, OH                                                 $5,095,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Dayton, OH                                                    $1,121,654  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Fort Lauderdale, FL                                           $8,951,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Gulfport, MS                                                  $5,642,940  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Houston, TX                                                   $8,990,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Islip, NY                                                     $1,309,823  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Kalamazoo,MI                                                  $6,992,500  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Kona, HI                                                      $3,160,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   LaGuardia, NY                                                 $1,406,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Las Cruces, NM                                                  $100,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Las Vegas, NV                                                $71,415,552  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Memphis, TN                                                   $3,821,375  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Missoula, MT                                                    $932,200  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   New York, NY                                                  $6,379,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Pensacola, FL                                                 $1,924,610  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Reno, NV                                                      $1,301,742  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   San Francisco, CA                                            $21,000,000  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   Traverse City, MI                                             $3,501,458  The President
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Federal Aviation Administration     Terminal Air Traffic Facilities   West Palm Beach, FL                                           $1,508,455  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Bellevue-Redmond BRT, King County, WA                         $9,368,193  The President      Reichert
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit (FFGA), Orlando, FL    $40,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Central Link Initial Segment, Seattle, WA                     $3,144,294  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Central Phoenix/East Valley Light Rail, Phoenix, AZ          $61,249,903  The President      Pastor (AZ); Mitchell
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Commuter Rail Improvements, Fitchburg, MA                    $37,452,000  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Extension to Wiehle        $85,000,000  The President      Connolly (VA); Moran (VA);
                                                                       Avenue, Washington, DC                                                                       Wolf
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Houston North Corridor LRT (FFGA), Houston, TX               $75,000,000  The President      Culberson; Green, Al; Green,
                                                                                                                                                                    Gene; Jackson-Lee (TX)
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Houston Southeast Corridor LRT (FFGA), Houston, TX           $75,000,000  The President      Green, Gene
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Hudson-Bergen MOS-2, Northern NJ                                 $11,039  The President      Payne
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Largo Metrorail Extension, Washington, DC                       $347,000  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Livermore-Amador Route 10 BRT, Livermore, CA                     $79,900  The President      Tauscher
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Long Island Rail Road East Side Access, New York, NY        $215,000,000  The President      Bishop (NY); King (NY)
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Los Angeles-Wilshire Blvd Bus-Only Lane, Los Angeles, CA     $13,558,474  The President      Watson
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Mason Corridor BRT, Fort Collins, CO                         $54,505,728  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Metro Express-Airport Way Corridor BRT Project, San           $2,808,825  The President      Cardoza; McNerney
                                                                       Joaquin, CA
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension, Los Angeles, CA           $9,582,551  The President      Roybal-Allard
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Metro Rapid Bus System Gap Closure, Los Angeles, CA              $23,326  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         MetroRapid BRT, Austin, TX                                   $17,390,000  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Monterey Bay Rapid Transit, Monterey, CA                      $2,830,042  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Mountain Links BRT, Flagstaff, AZ                               $681,942  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         North Shore LRT Connector, Pittsburgh, PA                         $6,153  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Northern NJ Access to the Region's Core (ESWA), Northern    $200,000,000  The President      Holt; Pascrell; Payne;
                                                                       NJ                                                                                           Rothman (NJ); Sires
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Northstar Corridor Rail, Minneapolis-Big Lake, MN               $711,661  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Northwest/Southeast LRT MOS, Dallas, TX                      $86,249,717  The President      Johnson, Eddie Bernice
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Pacific Highway South BRT, King County, WA                        $6,815  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Ravenswood Line Extension, Chicago, IL                          $304,744  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Roaring Fork Valley, BRT Project, Roaring Fork, CO              $810,000  The President      Salazar
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Sacramento South Corridor Phase II (FFGA), Sacramento, CA    $40,000,000  The President      Matsui
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Salt Lake City-Mid Jordan LRT, Salt Lake City, UT           $100,000,000  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         San Bernadino, E Street Corridor sbX BRT, San Bernadino,     $32,370,000  The President      Baca; Miller, Gary
                                                                       CA
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         San Diego-Mid-City Rapid, San Diego, CA                       $2,359,850  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Second Avenue Subway Phase I, New York, NY                  $197,182,000  The President      Maloney
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         South Corridor I-205/Portland Mall LRT, Portland, OR         $74,229,000  The President      Blumenauer; Wu
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Southeast Corridor LRT, Denver, CO                               $10,312  The President      DeGette
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Troost Corridor BRT, Kansas City, MO                              $6,022  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         University Link LRT Extension, Seattle, WA                  $110,000,000  The President
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         Weber County-Salt Lake City Commuter Rail, Salt Lake City,   $80,000,000  The President      Bishop (UT)
                                                                       UT
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Federal Transit Administration      Capital Investment Grants         West Corridor LRT, Denver, CO                               $100,000,000  The President      DeGette; Perlmutter
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                                                                                  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                                                            [Congressionally Directed Spending Items]
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               Agency                                  Account                                             Project                                Amount                 Requester(s)
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Advanced Power Train Systems Integration Research Facility in      $250,000  Wamp
 of the Secretary                      Development                               the National Transportation Research Center, TN
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Earthworks Engineering Research Center-EERC, Iowa State            $500,000  Latham
 of the Secretary                      Development                               University, IA
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, MN/WI                     $450,000  Obey
 of the Secretary                      Development
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Jet Engine Technology Inspection to Support Continued              $700,000  Latham
 of the Secretary                      Development                               Airworthiness--JET, Iowa State University, IA
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Mobility 1st Service                                               $750,000  Kilpatrick (MI); Conyers
 of the Secretary                      Development
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Northern Lights Express                                            $500,000  Oberstar
 of the Secretary                      Development
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    Positive Train Control System                                    $1,000,000  Eshoo; Speier
 of the Secretary                      Development
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Department of Transportation, Office  Transportation Planning, Research, and    University of Kansas Engine Test Cell Upgrade, KS                  $350,000  Moran (KS)
 of the Secretary                      Development
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Airport Apron Expansion, Wasilla, AK                               $500,000  Young (AK)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Albuquerque International Sunport general aviation aircraft        $275,000  Heinrich
                                                                                 parking ramp replacement, NM
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Alliance Airport runway extension program, TX                      $750,000  Burgess; Granger
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Alpine Airport runway and terminal improvements, TX                $500,000  Rodriguez
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Atmore Airport access road, runway lights, and safety              $475,000  Bonner
                                                                                 imrovements, AL
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Bradford County Airport runway extension, PA                       $250,000  Carney
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Branch County Memorial Airport green building terminal             $450,000  Schauer
                                                                                 improvements, Coldwater MI
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Burlington-Alamance County Regional Airport runway and           $1,000,000  Coble
                                                                                 taxiway project, NC
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Chautauqua County Dunkirk Airport runway construction, NY        $1,000,000  Higgins
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Crisp County Airport various improvements, GA                      $300,000  Bishop (GA)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport Drainage Upgrades, IL              $500,000  Foster
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Delta Regional Airport airfield runway, taxiway and apron        $1,200,000  Berry
                                                                                 improvements, AR
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Denver International Airport west airfield taxiway                 $500,000  DeGette
                                                                                 improvements, CO
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Des Moines International Airport Runway 13R/31L Land               $500,000  Boswell
                                                                                 Acquisition, Des Moines, IA
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Detroit International Airport rehabilitate taxiway A and east      $500,000  Conyers
                                                                                 end runway, MI
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Fairfield County Airport Runway and Taxiway Rehabilitation,SC      $175,000  Spratt
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport taxiway improvements, FL      $1,000,000  Crenshaw
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Florence Regional Airport drainage and concourse                   $500,000  Clyburn
                                                                                 improvements, SC
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Floyd Bennett Memorial/Warren County Airport Improvements, NY      $850,000  Murphy (NY)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Gainesville Airport general aviation apron reconstruction, FL      $750,000  Brown, Corrine
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Glynn County Airport airfield and taxiway improvements, GA       $1,100,000  Kingston
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Grand Forks International Airport Terminal Replacement, Grand      $500,000  Pomeroy
                                                                                 Forks, ND
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Grand Junction Regional Airport Commercial Apron                   $500,000  Salazar
                                                                                 Rehabilitation, CO
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Guam International Airport Authority--Terminal Security            $750,000  Bordallo
                                                                                 Enhancements
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Huntsville Airport Authority air carrier and ramp                  $250,000  Griffith
                                                                                 enhancements, AL
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Imperial County Airport Feasibility Study, Imperial County,        $100,000  Filner
                                                                                 CA
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Jackson-Evers International Airport, essential air field           $750,000  Harper
                                                                                 infrastructure improvements, MS
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Keokuk Municipal Airport rehabilitation and remarking              $300,000  Loebsack
                                                                                 airfield pavements, IA
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Lewiston-Auburn Municiap Airport data collection, preliminary      $500,000  Michaud
                                                                                 design, land acquisition, permitting and environmental
                                                                                 assessment, ME
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Los Alamos County Airport runway rehabilitation, NM                $800,000  Lujan
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Mobile Downtown Airport taxiway A improvements, AL               $1,500,000  Bonner
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Montgomery County Airport Airfield Pavement Rehabilitation,        $500,000  Kissell
                                                                                 NC
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Niagara Falls International Airport runway improvements, NY        $725,000  Lee (NY)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Oberlin Municipal Airport runway realignment and lengthening       $500,000  Moran (KS)
                                                                                 project, KS
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Ogden-Hinckley Airport runway improvements, UT                     $500,000  Bishop (UT)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Oxford-Henderson Airport Enhancement Project, NC                   $300,000  Butterfield
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Pellston Regional Airport snow removal and aircraft rescue         $800,000  Stupak
                                                                                 and firefighting building improvements, MI
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Perry-Foley Airport Resurfacing of Primary Runway 18/36, FL      $1,000,000  Boyd
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Peter Prince Airport, Santa Rosa County, runway hold bays          $500,000  Miller (FL)
                                                                                 construction, FL
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Taxiway Alpha,          $2,000,000  Pastor (AZ)
                                                                                 Phoenix, AZ
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Richard Downing Airport runway extension, OH                       $450,000  Space
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Richard Russell Regional Airport (Floyd County, GA) midfield       $250,000  Gingrey (GA)
                                                                                 taxiway improvements, GA
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Richmond County Airport Runway Safety Area Project, NC             $400,000  Kissell
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               San Marcos Airport Improvements--North Side Terminal, TX           $400,000  Doggett
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Sandusky County Regional Airport (S24) taxiway project, OH         $500,000  Latta
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               SC-TAC Airport taxiway B improvements, SC                          $750,000  Inglis
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               South Texas International Airport runway and fire safefy           $500,000  Hinojosa
                                                                                 improvements, TX
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               St. Clair County International Airport runway extension, MI        $500,000  Miller (MI)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport runway and       $1,000,000  Young (FL)
                                                                                 taxiway improvements, FL
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Stinson Airport runway, signage, lighting and drainage           $1,200,000  Rodriguez
                                                                                 improvements, TX
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Sumner County Regional Airport airport road re-location, TN        $500,000  Gordon (TN)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Texarkana Regional Airport fire station project, TX                $750,000  Hall (TX)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Toledo Express Airport Improvements, OH                            $500,000  Kaptur
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Tulsa International Airport, Memorial Drive and waterline          $500,000  Sullivan
                                                                                 project, OK
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Twin County Airport obstruction removal and runway safety          $500,000  Boucher
                                                                                 improvement, VA
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Virginia Tech Airport runway rehabilitiation, VA                   $500,000  Boucher
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Washington County Airport runway 9/27 overlay project, PA          $500,000  Murphy, Tim
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Waterbury-Oxford Airport runway protection zone improvements,      $500,000  Murphy (CT)
                                                                                 CT
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport intermoal center       $500,000  Kanjorski
                                                                                 design/construction, PA
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Federal Aviation Administration       Airport Improvement Program               Wittman Regional Airport runway project, Oshkosh, WI               $950,000  Petri
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Runway 36L Glide Slope, Napa County Airport, CA                    $280,000  Thompson (CA)
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Arlington Municipal Airport--Medium Approach Lighting System       $637,000  Barton (TX)
                                                                                 (MALSR ) installation, Arlington, TX
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Castle Airport Instrument Landing System, CA                       $520,000  Cardoza
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Hazard-Perry County Airport Instrument Landing System,             $500,000  Rogers (KY)
                                                                                 Hazard, KY
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Kinston Regional Jetport ILS Upgrade, NC                           $500,000  Butterfield
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Lighting Improvements, Southern Vermont Regional Airport,          $800,000  Welch
                                                                                 North Clarendon, VT
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Federal Aviation Administration       Facilities and Equipment                  Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Approach Surveillance Radar      $263,000  Heller
                                                                                 (ASR-11), Reno, NV
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Federal Aviation Administration       Research (FAA)                            National Institute for Aviation Research (NAIR)                  $1,000,000  Tiahrt
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Federal Aviation Administration       Research (FAA)                            National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)                  $1,000,000  Tiahrt
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             Chalk Bluff Road, Clay County, AR                                  $600,000  Berry
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             Chouteau Parkway Conceptual Design, MO                             $400,000  Graves
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             Clearview at Earhart Drainage, LA                                  $400,000  Scalise
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             East Metropolitan Corridor, Rankin County, MS                      $250,000  Harper
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             I-20 Lincoln Parish, Ruston, LA                                    $500,000  Alexander
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             Interchanges in Cabot, AR                                          $500,000  Berry
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             LA 1088 Interchange, LA                                            $400,000  Scalise
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             Master Planning for I-10, LA                                       $400,000  Cao
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             New Interchange, US 61 @ S. Lincoln Dr, Troy, MO                   $400,000  Akin
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Delta Regional Transportation             Southeast Arkansas Intermodal Facility                             $475,000  Ross
                                       Development Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Ashtabula City Port Authority, OH                                  $500,000  LaTourette
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Berkeley/Albany to San Francisco Ferry Service, CA               $1,000,000  Pelosi; Lee (CA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Glen Cove Ferry Terminal, NY                                     $1,000,000  King (NY)
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Long Branch Pier and Ferry Terminal, NJ                            $300,000  Pallone
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Mayport Ferry Rehabilitation, Jacksonville, FL                     $500,000  Crenshaw
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Ocean Beach Ferry Terminal Enhancement, NY                         $600,000  Israel
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Reconstruction of the Bayshore Ferry Terminal Bulkhead,            $250,000  Israel
                                                                                 Saltaire, NY
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Federal Highway Administration        Ferry Boats and Terminal Facilities       Refurbished Passenger Ferry, VI                                    $200,000  Christensen
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Design and                $2,300,000  Hoyer; Norton
                                                                                 Construction Project, DC
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     116th Street NE Interchange Improvements Project, Tulalip          $800,000  Larsen (WA)
                                                                                 Tribes, WA
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Arizona Forest Highway 39, Tucson, AZ                            $1,200,000  Giffords
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Asphalt Paving on road to Crow Creek Tribal Schools Stephan        $500,000  Herseth Sandlin
                                                                                 Campus, SD
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Baltimore Washington Parkway Feasibility Study, MD               $1,000,000  Ruppersberger
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Boulder City/CANAMEX Bypass, NV                                    $600,000  Titus
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     BRAC Related Improvements in Anne Arundel County, MD             $1,000,000  Sarbanes; Ruppersberger
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     BRAC-related Improvements--Andrews Air Force Base, MD              $500,000  Edwards (MD)
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     BRAC-Related Improvements in Harford County, Maryland            $1,250,000  Bartlett; Kratovil; Ruppersberger
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     BRAC-Related Improvements in Montgomery County, MD               $3,250,000  Van Hollen; Bartlett
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     C & D Canal Trail Improvements, DE                               $1,000,000  Castle
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge overlook park parking        $298,000  Bachus
                                                                                 lot and turn lanes, AL
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Cheaha State Park Talladega National Forest Tourism Access,        $500,000  Rogers (AL)
                                                                                 AL
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Chula Vista Nature Center Road Re-Pavement Project, Chula          $500,000  Filner
                                                                                 Vista, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     City of Rocks Back Country Byway Relocation, ID                  $1,000,000  Simpson
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Community Streets New Construction, Bullhead, SD                   $350,000  Herseth Sandlin
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Crack sealing and chip seal on BIA #1 Rosebud to Highway 18        $150,000  Herseth Sandlin
                                                                                 Junction, SD
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Doyle Drive Replacement, San Francisco, CA                       $2,000,000  Pelosi
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Flight 93 National Memorial, Public Lands Transportation         $4,000,000  Shuster; Olver
                                                                                 Needs, Somerset, PA
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Forest Highway 171 Widening, Butte County, CA                    $2,000,000  Herger
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Fort Baker Transportation Improvements, CA                         $750,000  Woolsey
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Fort Drum Connector Road, NY                                     $1,077,000  McHugh
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Golden Gate National Parks--Park Access, Transit and Trails,       $500,000  Pelosi
                                                                                 CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Grand Rounds National Scenic Byway Missing Link--Phase I:          $500,000  Ellison
                                                                                 Design, Acquistions, Environmental Remediation,
                                                                                 Construction, MN
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Highway 140, Lake County, OR                                     $1,250,000  Walden
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, AZ                                     $1,000,000  Franks (AZ)
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Mill Creek Highway, Anaconda-Deer Lodge County, MT                 $500,000  Rehberg
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     I-15/Devore Interchange Improvements, San Bernardino County,     $1,500,000  Dreier
                                                                                 CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Improvements to US 491, Navajo Nation, NM                          $500,000  Lujan
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Jacksonville National Cemetery Access Road, FL                     $800,000  Crenshaw
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Major Thoroughfare Northern Loop, Tupelo, MS                       $300,000  Childers
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Margaret McDermott (I-30) Bridge, TX                             $1,000,000  Johnson, Eddie Bernice
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Martin Road project, City of Huntsville, AL                        $600,000  Griffith; Aderholt
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Needles Highway in Needles, San Bernardino County, CA            $1,000,000  Lewis (CA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Pedestrian Safety Improvements at Suquamish Way and Division       $600,000  Inslee
                                                                                 Streets, WA
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     San Juan County Road 370, UT                                     $1,000,000  Matheson
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge Road Paving, Vian, OK                     $800,000  Boren
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Sharpes Ferry Bridge, FL                                         $1,200,000  Grayson
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Snake Road Improvement Project, Seminole Big Cypress               $500,000  Hastings (FL)
                                                                                 Reservation, FL
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Southern Nevada Beltway Interchanges, NV                         $1,450,000  Berkley; Titus
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Stones River National Battlefield Tour Route, TN                 $1,500,000  Gordon (TN)
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41) Safety Improvements, Miami, FL           $1,750,000  Diaz-Balart, Mario; Meek (FL);
                                                                                                                                                              Hastings (FL); Wasserman Schultz;
                                                                                                                                                              Buchanan
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Tohono O'odham Nation Highway Improvements, Sells, AZ              $500,000  Grijalva
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Trail Creek Highway/Forest Highway 66 Reconstruction, Mackay,    $2,750,000  Simpson
                                                                                 ID
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     US 40 Northwest Chipseal, CO                                       $750,000  Salazar
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     US 50 State Realignment, Douglas County, NV                      $1,000,000  Heller
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     US Highway 101 Corridor Improvement Project, WA                  $1,000,000  Dicks
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Federal Highway Administration        Federal lands (Public Lands Highways)     Wolf Trap Performing Arts Multi-Use Trail, Fairfax, VA             $250,000  Moran (VA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-85 Interchange modifications at Pleasant Hill Road,            $1,000,000  Linder
                                                                                 Gwinnett County, GA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      79th Street/Stony Island/South Chicago Reconstruction, IL          $900,000  Rush
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Advanced Traffic Management on I-91 Corridor, MA                 $1,500,000  Olver
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Bob Hope/I-10 Interchange Project, CA                              $500,000  Bono Mack
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Cherry Avenue/I-10 Interchange, County of San Bernardino, CA       $750,000  Baca
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Construction of a new interchange on I-80 at Brisbin Road,         $900,000  Halvorson
                                                                                 Morris, IL
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Expansion of Interstate 69, TX                                     $500,000  Olson; Brady, Kevin; Hall, Ralph;
                                                                                                                                                              Green, Al; Jackson-Lee
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-10 at Grove Avenue and Fourth Street Interchange and Grove       $950,000  Baca
                                                                                 Avenue Corridor Project, City of Ontario, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-15/Base Line Road Interchange Improvements, Rancho               $750,000  Dreier
                                                                                 Cucamonga, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-215/University Parkway Interchange in San Bernardino, San        $750,000  Lewis (CA)
                                                                                 Bernardino County, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-255 and Telegraph Road Landscape Improvements, MO                $300,000  Carnahan
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-277 Access Corridor (S. Main St.) Phase 2, Akron, OH             $500,000  Sutton
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-29 Fargo North to Sheyenne, ND                                   $750,000  Pomeroy
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-35 widening from SH-9 West to North of Main Street, OK           $750,000  Cole
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-40 Improvements, Durham and Wake County, NC                    $2,000,000  Price (NC)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-430/I-630 continued development and construction of            $1,000,000  Snyder
                                                                                 interchange modifications, Little Rock, AR
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-471 Repair Between I-275 and Ohio River, Campbell County,        $500,000  Davis (KY)
                                                                                 KY
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-480/Tiedeman Road Interchange Modification, OH                   $800,000  Kucinich
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-5 Columbia River Crossing, OR                                  $1,000,000  Blumenauer; Schrader
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-540 Interchange Improvements, Washington-Benton County, AR     $1,000,000  Boozman
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-580 Corridor Improvements, CA                                  $1,000,000  Tauscher; McNerney
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-70 Central Park Boulevard Stapleton Interchange, CO            $1,000,000  DeGette
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-71/SR 665 Interchange Improvements, Grove City, OH             $1,150,000  Kilroy
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-74 Bridge Corridor Project, Moline, IL                         $1,200,000  Hare
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-805 Managed Lanes, San Diego, CA                                 $500,000  Davis (CA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-85 Widening Project, NC                                        $1,400,000  Kissell; Watt
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-85/Jimmy Carter Boulevard Bridge Replacement, Gwinnett           $500,000  Johnson (GA)
                                                                                 County, GA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-95 Interchange at Yamato Road and Spanish River Boulevard      $1,000,000  Klein (FL); Wexler
                                                                                 Project, City of Boca Raton, FL
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-95 Pawtucket River Bridge (Bridge #550) Replacement,           $1,000,000  Langevin; Kennedy
                                                                                 replace major bridge and remove deficient bridge from RI
                                                                                 State Highway and Bridge System, Pawtucket, RI
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      I-95/US 301 Interchange, SC                                      $1,700,000  Clyburn
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Improvements to I-75 Interchange at Griffin Road, Southwest      $1,000,000  Wasserman Schultz
                                                                                 Ranches, FL
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Improvements to I-81, Franklin County, PA                          $750,000  Shuster
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interchange at I-5 and French Camp Road, and Arch-Sperry Road      $800,000  McNerney
                                                                                 Construction, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 235/US 54 and I-235/Central Avenue Interchange,         $750,000  Tiahrt
                                                                                 Wichita, KS
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 29 Reconstruction/Utility Relocation, Sioux City,       $500,000  King (IA)
                                                                                 IA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 49 North, LA                                            $750,000  Fleming
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 69 Texas Environmental Studies, TX                      $500,000  Brady (TX); Hall, Ralph; Olson;
                                                                                                                                                              Green, Al; Jackson-Lee
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 69, LA                                                  $750,000  Fleming
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 70 Viaduct Realignment, Topeka, KS                    $1,000,000  Jenkins
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 74 Corridor Construction, IA                          $1,000,000  Braley (IA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 75 Exit 20 redesign and construction, Cleveland,      $1,050,000  Wamp
                                                                                 TN
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 94 / Brockton Lane Interchange, MN                      $700,000  Paulsen
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate 94, Madison, WI                                       $1,000,000  Baldwin
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Interstate-20 Interchanges, Parker County, TX                      $500,000  Granger
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Kapolei Interchange Complex, HI                                  $1,000,000  Hirono; Abercrombie
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Kentucky-Ohio River Bridges Project, KY                          $1,000,000  Yarmuth
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Latson Road Interchange, Lansing, MI                               $500,000  Rogers (MI)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Methuen Rotary Interchange Reconfiguration, Metheun, MA            $900,000  Tsongas
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      MODOT Reconstruct I-44/Range Line Road interchange, Joplin,        $550,000  Blunt
                                                                                 MO
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Palm Bay Parkway South Interchange (Palm Bay), FL                  $600,000  Posey
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Palm Bay Parkway, I-95 Northern Interchange, FL                    $600,000  Posey
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Pennsylvania Turnpike-Interstate 95 Interchange, PA                $500,000  Brady (PA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Ranchero Road Corridor Project, CA                               $1,000,000  Lewis (CA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Safety and Seismic Upgrades to the Shoemaker Bridge, City of     $1,000,000  Richardson
                                                                                 Long Beach, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      San Diego Freeway (I-5) Widening and Improvement, CA               $750,000  Calvert
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405) Improvements, CA                $750,000  Rohrabacher
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      SR-56 to I-5 Interchange Connector, San Diego, CA                $1,000,000  Bilbray
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Third Army Road/I-75 Interchange Construction, GA                  $750,000  Gingrey (GA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Interstate Maintenance Discretionary      Turnpike Improvement Project, DE                                   $500,000  Castle
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         21st Street North Railroad Overpass, KS                            $500,000  Tiahrt
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         23/101 Freeway Interchange Project, CA                             $500,000  Gallegly
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         70th Avenue East & Valley Avenue East Corridor Project, Fife,      $300,000  Smith (WA)
                                                                                 WA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Akron-Cleveland Road Bridge Replacement, OH                        $750,000  LaTourette
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Alameda Corridor East Grade Separations, Riverside County, CA      $750,000  Calvert; Bono Mack
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Alice's Road Extension/Ashworth Road to University Avenue, IA      $750,000  Latham
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Alsbury Boulevard Construction, TX                                 $700,000  Edwards (TX)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Alton Commons Boulevard Improvements, Hilliard, OH                 $500,000  Kilroy
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Ansonia Riverwalk, CT                                              $800,000  DeLauro
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Antelope Valley Project Transportation Improvements, NE            $750,000  Fortenberry
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Anvil Block Road Widening, GA                                      $500,000  Scott (GA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Ashburton Avenue Widening, Yonkers, NY                             $900,000  Lowey; Engel
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Atlanta-Chattanooga-Nashville High-Speed Ground                    $750,000  Wamp
                                                                                 Transportation/Maglev Feasibility Study, Chattanooga, TN
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Atlantic Boulevard South, CA                                       $500,000  Roybal-Allard
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Austin Intelligent Transportation Systems, TX                      $500,000  Smith (TX)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         AutoTrain Gateway Improvements, Sanford, FL                        $750,000  Mica; Brown, Corrine
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Bear Creek Greenway Crossing at Barnett Road, Medford, OR          $500,000  Walden
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Berwick Bridge, Somersworth, NH                                    $500,000  Shea-Porter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Black Eagle Road Reconstruction, MT                                $500,000  Rehberg
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         B-Line Trail Extension, Bloomington, IN                            $500,000  Hill
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Boot Road Extension Bridge over Brandywine Creek, PA               $500,000  Gerlach
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Bradley Ave/SR-67 Interchange, CA                                  $400,000  Hunter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Broadway and Kansas Avenue Repair Project, KS                      $400,000  Moran (KS)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Building of the Almonaster Bridge Baton Rouge, LA                  $400,000  Cao
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Byram-Clinton Norell Corridor Project, MS                        $1,000,000  Thompson (MS)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Cambridge-Isanti Bike-Walking Trail, MN                            $400,000  Oberstar
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Capital Beltway South Side Mobility Study, MD                      $500,000  Edwards (MD)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Centerway Arch Bridge and Trail Projects, NY                       $500,000  Massa
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Cherry Street Railroad Grade Crossings Improvement Project,        $600,000  McGovern
                                                                                 MA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         City of Doral Street Improvement Project, FL                       $400,000  Diaz-Balart, Lincoln; Diaz-Balart,
                                                                                                                                                              Mario
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         City of Hialeah Street and Sidewalk Improvements, FL               $400,000  Diaz-Balart, Lincoln
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         City of Isanti Pedestrian Bridge over TH 65, MN                  $1,200,000  Oberstar
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Clements Mill Bridge Replacement Project, Franklin County, VA      $950,000  Perriello
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Commerce Crossing Bridge over I-20, Rockdale County, GA            $500,000  Johnson (GA); Scott (GA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Community Transportation Association of America National         $1,400,000  Olver
                                                                                 Joblinks Program
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Computerized traffic control system, Morgantown, WV              $1,000,000  Mollohan
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Construct Four Lane Highway 20 West of U.S. 71, IA                 $750,000  King (IA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Construction of the I-278 Environmental Shield, Queens, NY         $700,000  Crowley
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         County D Extension, Hurley, WI                                     $950,000  Obey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         County Road R Improvements, Plover, WI                           $1,900,000  Obey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Croix Street, Negaunee, MI                                         $500,000  Stupak
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Cross Creek Widening, Tampa, FL                                    $500,000  Bilirakis
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Croton-Harmon Train Station Parking Lot Flood Mitigation and       $700,000  Hall (NY)
                                                                                 Improvement, NY
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Davie Road Upgrade, Davie, FL                                      $500,000  Wasserman Schultz
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Deck RepairChester Bridge, Perry County, MO                        $500,000  Emerson
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Demolition of Congress Street Bridge, Bridgeport, CT               $500,000  Himes
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Design of Comprehensive City-Wide Mass Transit System in           $400,000  Pierluisi
                                                                                 Ponce, PR
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Downtown Development Authority Streetscape, Dahlonega, GA          $392,000  Deal
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Downtown Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements (Final            $300,000  Lance
                                                                                 Phase), Borough of North Plainfield, NJ
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Downtown Streetscaping Project, Pittsfield, MA                     $500,000  Olver
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Downtown Tacoma Streetscapes Improvement Project, WA               $800,000  Dicks
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Eagle County Airport I-70 Interchange, CO                          $500,000  Polis
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         East 24th Street Project, Cleveland, OH                            $500,000  LaTourette; Fudge
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         East Avenue Resurfacing, IL                                        $600,000  Davis (IL)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         East Main Street Sidewalk Project, NY                               $40,000  Murphy (NY)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Eastgate Area Improvements, Clermont County, OH                    $900,000  Schmidt
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Edwards County Bone Gap Road, IL                                   $400,000  Shimkus
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Elm Street/Gas Light District Improvements, NH                   $1,000,000  Shea-Porter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Monroe        $1,245,000  Slaughter; Arcuri; Higgins; Lee
                                                                                 County, NY                                                                   (NY); Maffei; Massa; Tonko
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Montgomery      $600,000  Tonko; Arcuri; Higgins; Lee (NY);
                                                                                 County, NY                                                                   Maffei; Massa; Slaughter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Engineering Feasibility Study of Bike/Hike Connector, Hiram,       $100,000  LaTourette
                                                                                 OH
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Fairforest at N. Blackstock Rd Intersection and Rail               $500,000  Inglis
                                                                                 crossing, SC
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Ferry Access and Traffic Mitigation Shuttle, NY                    $250,000  McMahon
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Flyover Connecting Highway 146 and Spur 330, TX                    $400,000  Poe (TX); Green, Gene; Paul
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         FM 1460 Roadway Improvements, Round Rock, TX                       $750,000  Carter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Garfield Avenue Improvements (Gage Avenue to Ferguson Drive),      $500,000  Roybal-Allard
                                                                                 CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Gateway Corridor University of Mississippi Research Park           $500,000  Childers
                                                                                 Extension, MS
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Goddard Road Reconstruction from Grant Street to Wayne Road,       $500,000  Dingell
                                                                                 City of Romulus, Wayne County, MI
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Grand View University Pedestrian Overpass, Des Moines, IA          $400,000  Boswell
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Hammond Drive Roadway Upgrades/ City of Sandy Springs, GA          $500,000  Lewis (GA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Harden Street Reconstruction, Columbia, SC                         $500,000  Clyburn
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Henderson Street Bridge Construction at the Trinity River,       $1,350,000  Granger
                                                                                 City of Fort Worth, TX
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         High Street Reconstruction, Village of Fairport, NY                $525,000  Slaughter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Holmes Avenue Overpass Project, AL                                 $500,000  Griffith
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Hunt Highway Improvements, Pinal County, AZ                        $500,000  Kirkpatrick (AZ)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         I-295 Meadowville Road Interchange, VA                             $750,000  Forbes
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         I-44 / US-62, OK                                                   $500,000  Cole
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         I-64 Interchange 2.3 miles West of SR 135                          $500,000  Hill
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         I-69, TX                                                           $500,000  Hall (TX); Brady, Kevin; Olson;
                                                                                                                                                              Green, Al; Jackson-Lee
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         I-73, SC                                                           $800,000  Spratt
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         I-76 Access/Martha Avenue Connection, Akron, OH                    $750,000  Ryan (OH)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         IL Route 120 Corridor, Lake County, IL                             $600,000  Bean
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Improvements and Safety Upgrades, North Providence, RI             $900,000  Kennedy
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Indiana State Road 205 Corridor, IN                                $500,000  Souder
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         International Drive Extension/Folsom South Canal Bridge, CA        $500,000  Lungren, Dan
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Intersection Improvements Around State Center, Baltimore, MD       $800,000  Cummings
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Interstate 225 and Colfax Avenue Reconfiguration, Aurora, CO       $850,000  Perlmutter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Interstate 75/Everglades Blvd Interchange, FL                      $500,000  Diaz-Balart, Mario
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Iowa Highway 92 Reconstruction                                     $750,000  Latham
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Jeannette Truck Route, PA                                          $750,000  Murphy, Tim
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Jerome and Mousette Lanes, Cahokia, IL                             $300,000  Costello
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Johnson Street from Center Avenue to Columbus Avenue               $300,000  Kildee
                                                                                 Reconstruction, MI
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Lakeview Trail, Mountlake Terrace Center to the Interurban         $200,000  Inslee
                                                                                 Trail, WA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Larry Holmes Drive Traffic Calming, Easton, PA                     $250,000  Dent
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Lesner Bridge Replacement Project, Virginia Beach, VA              $500,000  Nye
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Lewis Street Overpass, Pasco, WA                                   $750,000  Hastings (WA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Loop 494 Upgrade, TX                                               $400,000  Poe (TX)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         M Street SE Grade Separation Project, Auburn, WA                   $750,000  Reichert
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         M-231 Improvements Ottawa County, MI                               $500,000  Hoekstra
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Main Street Improvements, Estancia, NM                             $250,000  Heinrich
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Main Street Realignment Project, Torrington, CT                    $750,000  Larson (CT); Murphy (CT)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Major Thoroughfare Northern Loop, Tupelo, MS                     $1,000,000  Childers
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Manadas Hike and Bike Pathways, TX                                 $300,000  Cuellar
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Marlton Circle Elimination--West Main Street/ Old Marlton          $600,000  Adler (NJ)
                                                                                 Pike Connector, NJ
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         McQueen Smith Road Expansion, Prattville, AL                     $1,000,000  Bright
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         MD 4, MD 2/4 to MD 235, including Thomas Johnson Bridge and        $750,000  Hoyer
                                                                                 MD 235 Intersection, MD
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         MD 404 Improvements in Caroline, Talbot, and Queen Anne's          $750,000  Kratovil
                                                                                 Counties, MD
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Meadowwood Interchange, Washoe County, NV                          $500,000  Heller
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Mill Plain Boulevard/SE 136th Avenue Intersection, Vancouver,      $300,000  Baird
                                                                                 WA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Millenium Technology Park, New Castle, PA                          $500,000  Altmire
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail, CA                            $800,000  Farr
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Morganton Road Roadway Improvements, Blount County, TN             $750,000  Duncan
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Natural Bridge Avenue (MO Route 115) Connection Planning,          $500,000  Clay
                                                                                 Engineering & Environmental Project, MO
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Ninth Avenue Extension and Overpass Construction, Belton, TX       $750,000  Carter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         North Carolina 28 in Macon County, NC                              $700,000  Shuler
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         North Fond du Lac Railyard Overpass, Village of North Fond du      $500,000  Petri
                                                                                 Lac, Fond du Lac County, WI
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         North Main Street, Columbia, SC                                    $500,000  Clyburn
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         North Street Improvements, Crown Point, IN                         $900,000  Visclosky
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Northern Bypass I-66, KY                                           $750,000  Rogers (KY)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Northwest Transportation Corridor Study, Grimes, IA                $300,000  Boswell
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Oak Street Extension, Schererville, IN                             $250,000  Visclosky
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Oakridge-Westfir Ride Center, OR                                   $400,000  DeFazio
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Ohio 16 Dresden-Coshocton Connector, Coshocton, OH                 $400,000  Space
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Palatlakaha Bridge Replacement, Lake, FL                           $750,000  Brown-Waite, Ginny
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Paramount Boulevard Improvements, Monterey Park, CA                $250,000  Schiff
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Park and Ride Lots, Broward County, FL                             $500,000  Meek (FL)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Park Avenue Realignment, Chardon, OH                               $136,000  LaTourette
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Park Avenue Revitalization Project, East Hartford, CT              $400,000  Larson (CT)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Park Loop Trail, Sagamore Hills Township, OH                       $343,000  LaTourette
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Pedestrian, ADA and Safety Improvements on Mather Field Road,      $200,000  Matsui
                                                                                 Rancho Cordova, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Philadelphia Museum of Art Transportation Improvement              $750,000  Brady (PA)
                                                                                 Program, PA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Portland Regional Traffic Congestion Improvements, ME              $800,000  Pingree (ME)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Potrero Boulevard/SR 60 Interchange in Beaumont, San               $750,000  Lewis (CA)
                                                                                 Bernardino County, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of Route 109/Main Street,        $400,000  McGovern
                                                                                 Medway, MA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Reconstruction of County C, Bayfield County, WI                  $1,400,000  Obey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Reconstruction of Rib Mountain, WI                                 $500,000  Obey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Reconstruction of Route 571 at Route 527, Toms River               $300,000  Adler (NJ)
                                                                                 Township, NJ
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Reconstruction of the Hull Street Overpass, Clovis, NM             $500,000  Lujan
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         River Greenway Project, Second Phase, NJ                           $400,000  Payne; Pascrell
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Road improvements in Englishtown Borough, NJ                       $750,000  Holt
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Road Resurfacing, Hayneville, AL                                   $300,000  Bright
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Roger Snedden Dr. Extension/Grade Separation-Phase 1, IA         $1,000,000  Latham
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Ronald Reagan Parkway, Hendricks County, IN                        $400,000  Buyer
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Rosecrans Avenue/405 Freeway Ramp Widening Project,                $500,000  Waters
                                                                                 Hawthorne, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 123 Bridge Replacement, Fairfax, VA                          $300,000  Connolly (VA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 22 Sustainable Corridor, NJ                                $1,250,000  Frelinghuysen; Lance
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 25--Safety and Roadway Improvements, Jackson, MO             $650,000  Emerson
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 30 Intersection Improvements and Add-Lanes Widening,         $250,000  Halvorson
                                                                                 Frankfort, IL
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 34 in Bollinger County and Cape Girardeau County, MO--       $500,000  Emerson
                                                                                 Safety Improvements and Resurfacing
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 63 in Phelps County and Maries County, MO--Engineering       $500,000  Emerson
                                                                                 and Right of Way Improvements
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 67 in Butler County--Extend Existing Four-Lane South to      $500,000  Emerson
                                                                                 Route 160, MO
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Route 72, East Road, NJ                                            $500,000  Adler (NJ)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Rt 480 Pedestrian Bridge and Safety Improvements, WV               $400,000  Capito
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Rucker Road at US-77 Project, KS                                   $500,000  Moran (KS)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         San Jose Boulevard Improvements, Carlsbad, NM                      $500,000  Teague
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Schuyler Heim Bridge Replacement and SR-47 Expressway, CA          $500,000  Rohrabacher; Harman
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Scott Ranch Road Extension, Show Low, AZ                           $900,000  Kirkpatrick (AZ)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         SE Main Avenue, 20th, 21st Street Underpass and Ancillary          $500,000  Peterson
                                                                                 Improvements, City of Moorhead, MN
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Seventh Standard Road Grade Separation Project, CA                 $400,000  McCarthy (CA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Sidewalk Construction Project for City Schools, City of            $180,000  Boccieri
                                                                                 Alliance, OH
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Sixth Street Corridor, White County, IN                            $400,000  Buyer
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Smith River Trails--Rail/Trail Project, VA                         $300,000  Perriello
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         South Bronx Greenway, Randall's Island Connector, Bronx, NY        $500,000  Serrano
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         SR 426/CR 419 Improvement Project, Oviedo, FL                    $1,000,000  Kosmas
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         SR52 East/West Improvements, San Diego, CA                         $400,000  Hunter
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         St. Petersburg City Trails, FL                                     $500,000  Young (FL)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         State Route 13, St. Clair County, MO                               $500,000  Skelton
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         State Route 180 East, CA                                           $800,000  Costa
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         State Trunk Highway 64, WI                                       $1,400,000  Obey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         TH 169/I-494 Interchange Construction, MN                          $400,000  Paulsen
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         TH 610 construction, MN                                            $400,000  Paulsen
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         The Commonwealth Avenue Road Improvement Project, MA               $600,000  Capuano
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         The Hamilton Township Safe Streets to Schools Program, NJ          $350,000  Smith (NJ)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Three Locks Road (County Route 205) Concrete Arch Bridge           $250,000  Space
                                                                                 Replacement, OH
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Timber Bridge on US 24, Limon, CO                                  $800,000  Markey (CO)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Tooze Road, OR                                                     $800,000  Schrader
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Town Center Streetscape Improvements, Eastchester, NY              $350,000  Lowey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Town of Haymarket Pedestrian Connections, VA                       $500,000  Connolly (VA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Town of Lexington Unified Traffic Plan, SC                         $500,000  Wilson (SC)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Town of Occoquan Pedestrian Safety Enhancement, VA                 $150,000  Connolly (VA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Town of Purcellville Main Street and Maple Avenue                  $500,000  Wolf
                                                                                 Intersection Improvements, VA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Traffic Signal System Improvement Project, Union City, NJ          $300,000  Sires
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Transit Related Improvements for National Avenue, Monroe           $500,000  Blunt
                                                                                 Street, Brick City, and John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield
                                                                                 MO
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Trapelo Road and Belmont Street Corridor, MA                       $330,000  Markey (MA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Tuolumne River Regional Park Gateway Trail System, CA              $350,000  Cardoza
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Twin Lakes Infrastructure Project, City of Roseville, MN         $1,000,000  McCollum
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         U.S. 59/Alabama Grade Seperation Project, MO                       $789,000  Graves
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         U.S. Highway 65, Benton County, MO                                 $500,000  Skelton
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         U.S. Highway 90 Capacity Improvement, FL                           $500,000  Miller (FL)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         U.S. Route 322 Corridor Safety Improvements, Centre County,        $750,000  Thompson (PA)
                                                                                 PA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         U.S. Route 33m, WV                                                 $400,000  Capito
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Union Avenue Underpass over SR183, OH                              $150,000  Boccieri
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         University Boulevard Widening, Clive, IA                           $300,000  Boswell
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Upper Big Thompson Canyon Bridge Replacement, CO                   $600,000  Markey (CO)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US 113 Improvements in Worcester County, MD                        $750,000  Kratovil
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US 20 Corridor Improvements Toledo, OH                             $750,000  Kaptur
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US 287 in Berthoud, CO                                             $300,000  Markey (CO)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US 301, Charles County, MD                                         $750,000  Hoyer
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US 395 North Spokane Corridor, WA                                  $400,000  McMorris Rodgers
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US Highway 12, Burbank to Walla Walla, Phase 7, WA                 $400,000  McMorris Rodgers
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US Highway 27/State Road 80 right-of-way for the realignment       $500,000  Hastings (FL)
                                                                                 of the SR 80 and US 27 intersection, FL
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US Highway 69 Corridor Study, Bourbon and Crawford Counties,       $500,000  Jenkins
                                                                                 KS
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US HWY 287 Bypass, TX                                              $500,000  Barton (TX)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US Hwy 72 Widening in Athens, AL                                   $450,000  Griffith
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         US-25 Widening, Laurel County, KY                                  $750,000  Rogers (KY)
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Valencia County's Manzano Expressway, NM                           $870,000  Heinrich
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Village of Owego Riverwalk, NY                                     $500,000  Hinchey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Warrensville/Van Aken Transit Oriented, OH                         $500,000  Fudge
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Washington and Prospect Street Signalization Project, MA           $600,000  Lynch
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Wealthy Street Extension, Grand Rapids, MI                         $500,000  Ehlers
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         West Grand Avenue Extension, IA                                    $750,000  Latham
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Westlake Transit Improvement, CA                                   $500,000  Becerra
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Widening of US Highway 278 and St. Bernard Bridge, Cullman,        $750,000  Aderholt
                                                                                 AL
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Widening of West International Speedway Boulevard (US-92), FL      $600,000  Kosmas
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Williamsport Healthy Communities-Pathways to Health Project,       $750,000  Carney
                                                                                 PA
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Woodville Highway, Leon County, FL                                 $250,000  Boyd
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Yonkers Avenue Improvements, NY                                    $500,000  Lowey
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Federal Highway Administration        Surface Transportation Priorities         Yucca Loma Bridge/Interstate 15 Congestion Relief Project, CA      $750,000  Lewis (CA)
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       10th St. Connector--To extend 10th Street from Dickinson           $500,000  Jones
                                       Preservation                              Avenue to Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       55th Street Expansion in Rochester, MN                             $300,000  Walz
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       6th Street Grade Separation, Vincennes, IN                         $700,000  Ellsworth
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Bayside Trail, Portland, ME                                        $200,000  Pingree (ME)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Beckett Bascule Bridge Replacement--Pinellas County, FL            $300,000  Bilirakis
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Belle Chasse Bridge, Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, LA          $500,000  Melancon
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Belleview Bypass and Baseline Road, Marion County, FL              $500,000  Stearns
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Bike Path between Lexington and Port Sanilac, MI                   $250,000  Miller (MI)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Bluffton Parkway Phases 6/7, SC                                    $500,000  Wilson (SC)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Bridge Replacement, MO 79 at Sandy Creek, Lincoln County, MO       $400,000  Akin
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Bristol Street Widening, Santa Ana, CA                             $350,000  Sanchez, Loretta
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       California State Route 119 Widening Project, CA                    $400,000  McCarthy (CA)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Chapman Road Reconstruction Project, OK                            $400,000  Lucas
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       City of Urbana Goodwin Street Expansion, IL                        $750,000  Johnson (IL)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       County Rails-to-Trails Economic Development and Tourism            $100,000  Murphy (NY)
                                       Preservation                              Project, NY
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Craighead Bridge Replacement, PA                                   $750,000  Platts
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Dowtown Streetscape Expansion Lansdale, PA                         $500,000  Schwartz
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Dunes Kankakee Trail, Porter County, IN                            $500,000  Visclosky
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Echo Park/Sunset Boulevard Streetscape Beautification, CA          $600,000  Becerra
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       El Dorado and Bromwich Sidewalk Improvements, CA                   $550,000  Berman
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Elvis Presley Boulevard Improvements, TN                           $500,000  Cohen
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       FM 493, Hidalgo County, TX                                         $300,000  Hinojosa
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Harrisburg Missouri Street Hospital Access Project, IL             $400,000  Shimkus
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Hassayampa Freeway (proposed I-11), AZ                             $250,000  Franks (AZ)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Hays-Travis Trail System, TX                                       $300,000  Doggett
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       I-5 Santa Clarita-Los Angeles Gateway Improvement Project, CA      $750,000  McKeon
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Improvements to US 74/76, Columbus County, NC                      $350,000  McIntyre
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Bradenton and             $500,000  Buchanan
                                       Preservation                              Sarasota, FL
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Interchange and Service Road at Anchor Lake, MS                    $500,000  Taylor
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Interstate 75/Collier Boulevard/SR 84 Interchange                  $800,000  Mack
                                       Preservation                              Improvements, FL
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Iowa Highway 100 Extension and Improvements, Cedar Rapids, IA      $500,000  Loebsack
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Lexington-Fayette Legacy Trail, KY                                 $500,000  Chandler
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Lower Bucks County Waterfront Redevelopment and Access             $500,000  Murphy, Patrick
                                       Preservation                              Project, PA
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Main Street Improvements, Springville, AL                          $500,000  Bachus
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Mingo Creek Greenway, Knightdale, NC                               $250,000  Miller (NC)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Montrose Avenue Repaving--Harlem to Canfield, IL                   $350,000  Schakowsky
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Mount Clemens non-motorized trail along North-bound Gratiot,       $500,000  Levin
                                       Preservation                              Mount Clemens, MI
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       New York City Commercial Vehicle Monitoring and Enforcement        $500,000  Weiner
                                       Preservation                              Program, NY
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Nordahl Bridge Widening at SR-78, San Marcos, CA                   $500,000  Bilbray
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Park Street Pedestrian Safety Transportation Improvements,         $300,000  Stark
                                       Preservation                              Alameda, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Parker Bowie Road Bridge Replacement and Widening, Anderson        $400,000  Barrett (SC)
                                       Preservation                              County, SC
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Pearl River Downtown Revitalization, NY                            $200,000  Engel
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Pedestrian Path for the City of New Baltimore, MI                  $250,000  Miller (MI)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Pedestrian Safety Project, Russellville, AL                        $300,000  Aderholt
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Pedestrian walkway and waterfront access, Roosevelt Island,        $500,000  Maloney
                                       Preservation                              NY
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       PJ Adams Road Improvement, FL                                      $250,000  Miller (FL)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Prairie Street Grade Separation, Elkhart, IN                       $700,000  Donnelly (IN)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Rakow Road widening in McHenry County, IL                          $750,000  Manzullo
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Replacement of Storm Sewer Adjacent to Route 42, Bellmawr, NJ      $500,000  Andrews
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Rice Avenue Interchange at U.S. Highway 101, Ventura County,       $700,000  Capps
                                       Preservation                              CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       River Des Peres Boulevard Improvements, MO                         $200,000  Carnahan
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Riverwalk Trail--Mile Branch River Park, Hawkinsville, GA           $90,000  Marshall
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Road Reconstruction, Village of Rockville Centre, NY               $500,000  McCarthy (NY)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Robstown Inland Port-Street Improvement, TX                        $300,000  Ortiz
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Rutherford Cross Road Roundabout, CA                               $600,000  Thompson (CA)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Safety Improvements--Salem and Montville Route 85 at CT Route      $500,000  Courtney
                                       Preservation                              82, CT
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Sfgo, San Francisco, CA                                            $255,000  Pelosi
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Sidewalk Construction in Ashland, Cherryland and Castro            $600,000  Lee (CA)
                                       Preservation                              Valley Communities in Alameda County, CA
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       State Road (SR) 80, FL                                             $800,000  Rooney
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       State Route 71 expansion from SR-60 to I-10, Pomona, CA            $300,000  Napolitano
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       State Route 99 Interchange Improvement Project, CA                 $500,000  Lungren, Dan
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Tri-State Outerbelt (State Route 7/Chesapeake By-Pass), OH         $700,000  Wilson (OH)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Twin Cities-to-Twin Ports Trail Linkage, MN                        $600,000  Oberstar
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       U.S. 401 Widening Project, NC                                      $600,000  Etheridge
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       U.S. 98 Improvements, FL                                           $500,000  Putnam
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       US 422 Schuylkill River Crossing Complex, PA                       $700,000  Sestak
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       US 60, widen between Bartlesville and Pawhuska, Osage County,      $400,000  Lucas; Sullivan
                                       Preservation                              OK
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Van Cortlandt Trails Restoration, NY                               $180,000  Engel
                                       Preservation
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Federal Highway Administration        Transportation & Community & System       Widening of SC Highway 225, Greenwood, SC                          $400,000  Barrett (SC)
                                       Preservation
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Altamont Commuter Express Alignment Project, CA                    $300,000  Cardoza; McNerney
                                       Rail Corridors
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Eastern Guilford Crossing Safety Rail project, NC                  $300,000  Coble
                                       Rail Corridors
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Genesee         $750,000  Lee (NY); Arcuri; Higgins; Maffei;
                                       Rail Corridors                            County, NY                                                                   Massa; Slaughter; Tonko
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Oneida        $1,000,000  Arcuri; Higgins; Lee (NY); Maffei;
                                       Rail Corridors                            County, NY                                                                   Massa; Slaughter; Tonko
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Oneida        $1,000,000  Maffei; Arcuri; Higgins; Lee (NY);
                                       Rail Corridors                            County, NY                                                                   Massa; Slaughter; Tonko
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Metrolink Sealed Corridor Grade Crossing Improvements Los          $400,000  Sherman
                                       Rail Corridors                            Angeles Ventura Subdivision, CA
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Federal Railroad Administration       Grade Crossings on Designated High Speed  Simi Valley-Moorpark Ventura Subdivision Grade Crossing            $750,000  Gallegly
                                       Rail Corridors                            Improvements--Metrolink, CA
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      West Wye Rail Line Relocation, City of Springfield, MO             $500,000  Blunt
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Blue Ridge and KC Southern Railroad Rail Line Rehabilitation       $800,000  Cleaver
                                       Program                                   and Improvement, MO
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Coos County Rail Safety Upgrades, Coos County, NH                  $800,000  Hodes
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority Rail Access Improvement        $500,000  Kilpatrick (MI)
                                       Program                                   Program, MI
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Grade Separated Railroad Crossing, Northlake, TX                   $500,000  Burgess
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Hoquiam Horn Spur Railroad Track Improvement Project, WA           $350,000  Dicks
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Industrial Park Rail Project, Greene Co, AL                        $400,000  Davis (AL)
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority Rehabilitation          $1,000,000  Peterson; Walz
                                       Program                                   Project, MN
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      North Rail Relocation Project, Cameron County, TX                  $400,000  Hinojosa
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Ogden Avenue Grade Separation, Aurora, IL                        $1,000,000  Biggert; Foster
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Port of Monroe Dock and Industrial Park, Monroe County, MI         $500,000  Dingell
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Rail Safety Improvements, Tualatin, OR                             $250,000  Wu
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Rail Spur Extension, Greater Ouachita Parish, LA                 $2,000,000  Alexander
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Railroad Overpass, Blytheville, AR                                 $500,000  Berry
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility Rail Line            $750,000  Matsui
                                       Program                                   Relocation, CA
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Salem County Short Rail Line Rehabilitation, NJ                    $750,000  LoBiondo
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      San Gabriel Trench Project, CA                                     $500,000  Schiff
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      South Orient Rail Line Rehabilitation in San Angelo, TX          $1,000,000  Conaway
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      South Orient Railroad Rehabiliation, TX                          $1,000,000  Rodriguez
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Springfield Rail Relocation, IL                                    $250,000  Schock
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Toledo-Cleveland-Detroit Passenger Rail Development, OH            $500,000  Kaptur
                                       Program
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Federal Railroad Administration       Rail Line Relocation and Improvement      Transbay Transit Center, CA                                        $750,000  Pelosi
                                       Program
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Bottineau Transitway                                               $250,000  Ellison
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Central Kentucky Mass Transit Alternatives Analysis                $300,000  Chandler
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Chicago Transit Authority Red Line                                 $400,000  Jackson (IL)
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Downtown L.A. Streetcar Environmental Review                       $250,000  Roybal-Allard
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Enhanced Transit Service--Route 7 Corridor                         $350,000  Moran (VA)
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Green Line Extension                                               $300,000  Capuano
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority-Tampa Light Rail      $300,000  Castor (FL)
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Hudson-Bergen MOS-2, Northern NJ                                   $400,000  Sires
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Interstate 20-East Transit Corridor Alternatives/                  $300,000  Johnson (GA); Lewis (GA)
                                                                                 Environmental Analysis, Atlanta, GA
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Interstate 94 Transit Corridor--St. Paul to Eau Claire,            $250,000  McCollum
                                                                                 Alternatives Analysis and Environmental Assessment, Ramsey
                                                                                 County, MN
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Lehigh Valley Bus Rapid Transit Analysis, PA                       $360,000  Dent
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Naval Station Norfolk/Virginia Beach Light Rail Study              $400,000  Nye
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Pace J-Route Bus Rapid Transit, IL                                 $360,000  Roskam
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Route 8 Corridor Transit Oriented Development & Alternate          $300,000  DeLauro
                                                                                 Modes Study
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     SE King County Commuter Rail and Transit Centers Feasibility       $360,000  Reichert
                                                                                 Study, WA
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     South Central Avenue Light Rail Feasibility Study, Phoenix,        $400,000  Pastor (AZ)
                                                                                 AZ
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     South Davis Street Car, Salt Lake City, UT                         $360,000  Bishop (UT)
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     The Rapid Streetcar Alternative Analysis Study, MI                 $360,000  Ehlers
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Federal Transit Administration        Alternatives Analysis                     Transportation study for the Texas Medical Center, Houston,      $1,000,000  Culberson
                                                                                 TX
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Cape Ann Transportation Authority (CATA) buses and fare            $500,000  Tierney
                                                                                 boxes, MA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Ionia, Dial-A-Ride Facility Improvements, MI               $100,000  Ehlers
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority hybrid bus               $400,000  Driehaus
                                                                                 replacement, OH
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Cadillac/Wexford Transit Authority, replacement buses              $300,000  Hoekstra
                                                                                 Cadillac, MI
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Abilene Paratransit buses and bus facilities, TX                   $200,000  Neugebauer
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    ACE Boulder Highway Rapid Transit Project, NV                      $300,000  Titus; Berkley
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Advanced Transit Program/METRO Solutions Bus Expansion,          $1,420,000  Culberson; Green, Al; Jackson-Lee
                                                                                 Houston, TX                                                                  (TX)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Albany Heavy-Duty Buses, GA                                        $500,000  Bishop (GA)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Allegan County Facility Improvement and Bus Replacement, MI        $383,000  Upton
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Allegheny County Hybrid Buses, PA                                  $700,000  Doyle
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Alternative Fuel SolanoExpress Bus Replacement, Solano, CA         $500,000  Miller, George
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Ames Intermodal Facility, IA                                       $350,000  Latham
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Ames Transit Facility Expansion, IA                                $500,000  Latham
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC),         $725,000  Sanchez, Loretta; Royce; Miller,
                                                                                 Anaheim, CA                                                                  Gary
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Anchorage People Mover, AK                                         $750,000  Young (AK)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Area Transportation Authority of North Central PA, Rolling         $360,000  Thompson (PA)
                                                                                 Stock
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Arverne East Transit Plaza, Queens, NY                             $500,000  Meeks (NY)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Audubon Area Community Services, bus facility, Owensboro, KY     $1,350,000  Guthrie; Whitfield
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Barry County Transit, Vehicle Equipment Replacement and            $127,000  Ehlers
                                                                                 Building Repair, Hastings, MI
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    BARTA Transportation Complex Franklin Street Station               $250,000  Gerlach
                                                                                 facilities, PA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Beloit Transit System bus and bus facilities, Beloit, WI           $150,000  Baldwin
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Benzie Transit Authority, bus replacement, Honor, MI               $200,000  Hoekstra
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Big Rapids Dial-A-Ride--Replacement buses, MI                      $250,000  Camp
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bob Hope Airport Regional Transportation Center, Burbank, CA       $550,000  Sherman
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Brawley Transfer Terminal Transit Station, Brawley, CA             $300,000  Filner
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Broward County Transit Infrastructure Improvements, FL             $500,000  Diaz-Balart, Lincoln
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bryan Multi-Modal Transit Terminal and Parking Facility, TX        $400,000  Edwards (TX)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bus Acquistion--Sun Metro, El Paso, TX                           $1,000,000  Reyes
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bus and bus facilities, Kansas City, Kansas                        $600,000  Moore (KS)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bus Facility Renovation, Oklahoma City, OK                       $1,000,000  Fallin
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bus Replacement Program, Transit Authority of Northern             $500,000  Davis (KY)
                                                                                 Kentucky, Fort Wright, KY
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bus Replacement, Akron, OH                                         $500,000  Sutton; Ryan (OH)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Bus Shelter Replacement, Bal Harbour, FL                           $250,000  Ros-Lehtinen; Wasserman Schultz
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Buses and Bus Facility Improvement, Baldwin County, AL             $275,000  Bonner
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Cache Valley Transit District Facilities Expansion, UT             $500,000  Bishop (UT)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    CAD/AVL Bus Communications System for the Livingston Area          $500,000  Lee (NY); Maffei
                                                                                 Transportation Service, Livingston County, NY
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Capital Area Transit (CAT) System Operations and Maintenance       $750,000  Price (NC); Miller, Brad
                                                                                 Facility, Raleigh, NC
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority--Accessible        $1,250,000  Carter
                                                                                 Fleet Replacement, Austin, TX
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Capitol Area Transportation Authority Buses and Bus                $500,000  Rogers (MI); Kilpatrick (MI)
                                                                                 Facilities, Lansing, MI
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Centre Area Transportation Authority CNG Articulated Transit       $300,000  Thompson (PA)
                                                                                 Buses, PA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Chatham Area Transit Bus and Bus Facilities, Savannah, GA        $2,525,000  Kingston; Barrow
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Chemung County Transit Intelligent Transportation System, NY       $500,000  Massa
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Chuckanut Park and Ride Facility, Skagit County, WA                $400,000  Larsen (WA)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Cities of Salem and Beverly intermodal station improvements,       $700,000  Tierney
                                                                                 MA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Belding Dial-A-Ride, Bus Facilities Replacement             $63,000  Ehlers
                                                                                 Equipment, MI
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Belflower bus shelters, CA                                 $500,000  Roybal-Allard
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Corona Dial-A-Ride Bus Replacement, CA                     $208,000  Calvert
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Doral Transit Circulator Program, FL                       $350,000  Diaz-Balart, Mario
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Hawaiian Gardens bus shelters, CA                          $200,000  Sanchez, Linda
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Lubbock/Citibus, bus purchases, TX                         $750,000  Neugebauer
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Miramar Multi Service Center and Transit Hub, FL           $500,000  Diaz-Balart, Lincoln; Hastings (FL)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Roma Bus Terminal, TX                                      $300,000  Cuellar
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    City of Whittier bus shelters, CA                                  $450,000  Sanchez, Linda
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Clare County Transit--New Facility, MI                             $496,000  Camp
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Clean Fuel Downtown Transit Circulator, Houston, TX                $800,000  Jackson-Lee (TX)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Clean-fueled technology buses, Onondaga County, NY                 $300,000  Maffei
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Clearwater Downtown Intermodal Terminal, St. Petersburg, FL      $1,250,000  Young (FL)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    CNG Bus Replacement, The Fort Worth T Transportation               $750,000  Barton (TX); Granger; Burgess
                                                                                 Authority, Fort Worth TX
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Colonial Intermodal Facility, Bluefield, WV                        $600,000  Rahall
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Colorado Association of Transit Agencies-Statewide bus and         $500,000  Polis; Perlmutter
                                                                                 bus facilities
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Columbia County Multi-Modal Transit Facility, OR                   $800,000  Wu
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Commuter Bus Replacement, Charleston, SC                         $1,000,000  Brown (SC)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Concho Valley Multi-modal Terminal, TX                             $250,000  Conaway
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Corpus Christi Regional Intermodal Transit Facility, TX            $500,000  Ortiz
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Corvallis Transit Bus Purchase, OR                                 $400,000  DeFazio
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Eaton County Transportation Authority bus and bus facilities,    $1,000,000  Schauer
                                                                                 Eaton County, MI
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Ed Roberts Campus bus and bus facilities, Berkeley, CA             $250,000  Lee (CA)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Erie Mass Transit Authority consolidation and transit            $1,400,000  Dahlkemper
                                                                                 facility, PA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Fayetteville Multimodal Transportation Center, NC                  $400,000  McIntyre
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Fond du Lac Area Transit bus and bus facilities, WI                $250,000  Petri
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Frankfort Transit Bus Facilities, KY                               $275,000  Chandler
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Galveston transit vehicle replacement, TX                          $500,000  Paul
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Green Bay Metro Transit bus and bus facilities, Green Bay, WI    $1,100,000  Kagen
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Green Vehicle Depot, North Hempsted, NY                            $600,000  Ackerman
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    GRTC Down Multimodal Center, Richmond, VA                          $400,000  Scott (VA)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Hampton Roads Transit Bus Acquisition, Hampton, VA               $1,450,000  Nye; Scott (VA); Wittman
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Harrisburg Transportation Center trainshed rehabilitation          $400,000  Holden
                                                                                 phase II improvements, PA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    HART Bus and Paratransit Acquisition, FL                           $500,000  Castor (FL)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Hobbs Transit Intermodal Facility, Hobbs, NM                       $900,000  Teague
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Indianapolis ADA Compliant Bus Facility Michigan and 71st St,      $500,000  Carson (IN)
                                                                                 IN
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    IndyGo Bus Replacement, IN                                         $300,000  Carson (IN)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Intermodal Transit Facility/East Chestnut Street Garage,           $500,000  Murtha
                                                                                 Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Knoxville-Knox County CAC Transportation, TN                       $500,000  Duncan
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency, bus equipment, KY          $70,000  Whitfield
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Lakeland Area Mass Transit District Bus Replacement and            $200,000  Putnam
                                                                                 Facility Maintenance, FL
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    League City Park and Ride Facilities, TX                           $750,000  Paul
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Lehigh Valley Hybrid Transit Bus Purchase, Allentown, PA           $250,000  Dent
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Lincoln Center Corridor Redevelopment Project, New York, NY        $500,000  Nadler (NY); Rangel
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Link Transit commuter coaches, Wenatchee, WA                       $500,000  Hastings (WA)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Loop 101--Scottsdale Road Park and Ride, Scottsdale, AZ            $500,000  Mitchell
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Los Angeles Central Avenue Streetscape bus shelters and            $650,000  Becerra
                                                                                 lighting, CA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Lynx's Central Station improvements, Orlando, FL                   $550,000  Grayson
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Madison County Transit District Bus Replacement, IL                $500,000  Costello
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Madison Metro Transit bus and bus facilities, Madison, WI          $150,000  Baldwin
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Maine Statewide Bus and Bus Facilities                             $300,000  Michaud
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Marshalltown Bus Replacement, IA                                   $315,000  Latham
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    MART North Leominster Commuter Rail Station Parking              $2,500,000  Olver
                                                                                 Structure, Leominster MA
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    MARTA Clean Fuel Buses, GA                                         $300,000  Lewis (GA); Johnson (GA); Scott,
                                                                                                                                                              David
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    McBean Regional Transit Center Park & Ride Facility, CA            $300,000  McKeon
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority, bus purchase, Tulsa, OK      $750,000  Sullivan
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Midland County Connection--Bus Replacement, MI                     $203,000  Camp
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Milwaukee County Buses, WI                                         $500,000  Moore (WI)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Minneapolis Intermodal Station, MN                                 $500,000  Ellison
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Monrovia Station Square Transit Village, CA                        $750,000  Dreier
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Morgan County System of Services, transit vans for HANDS Home       $50,000  Aderholt
                                                                                 Shelter for Girls, AL
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Mt. Hope Station Transit Center, NY                                $800,000  Slaughter
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Multi-Modal Parking Hub, Glen Cove, NY                             $500,000  King (NY)
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Multimodal University Hub, Cincinnati, OH                        $1,000,000  Driehaus
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Federal Transit Administration        Buses & Bus Facilities                    Municipal Transit Operators Coalition (MTOC) Bus/Bus Facility      $400,000  Watson; Napolitano
                                                                                 Improvement Project, CA
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