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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    111-265

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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010

                                _______
                                

               September 24, 2009.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Ms. Wasserman Schultz of Florida, from the Committee of Conference, 
                        submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2918]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
2918), making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, 
having met, after full and free conference, have agreed to 
recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses as 
follows:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate and agree to the same with an amendment 
as follows:
      In lieu of the matter proposed to be inserted by the 
Senate amendment, insert the following:

                               REFERENCES

    Sec. 1. Except as expressly provided otherwise, any 
reference to ``this Act'' or ``this joint resolution'' 
contained in any division of this Act shall be treated as 
referring only to the provisions of that division.

        DIVISION A--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for 
other purposes, namely:

                                TITLE I

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                                 SENATE

      Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

    For a payment to Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of Edward 
M. Kennedy, late a Senator from Massachussetts, $174,000.

                           Expense Allowances

    For expense allowances of the Vice President, $20,000; the 
President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $40,000; Majority Leader 
of the Senate, $40,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, $40,000; 
Majority Whip of the Senate, $10,000; Minority Whip of the 
Senate, $10,000; Chairmen of the Majority and Minority 
Conference Committees, $5,000 for each Chairman; and Chairmen 
of the Majority and Minority Policy Committees, $5,000 for each 
Chairman; in all, $180,000.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

    For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority 
Leaders of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; in all, 
$30,000.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation of officers, employees, and others as 
authorized by law, including agency contributions, 
$178,982,000, which shall be paid from this appropriation 
without regard to the following limitations:

                      office of the vice president

    For the Office of the Vice President, $2,517,000.

                  office of the president pro tempore

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $752,000.

              offices of the majority and minority leaders

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, 
$5,212,000.

               offices of the majority and minority whips

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $3,288,000.

                      committee on appropriations

    For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, 
$15,844,000.

                         conference committees

    For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of 
the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the 
Chairman of each such committee, $1,726,000 for each such 
committee; in all, $3,452,000.

 offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the 
                       conference of the minority

    For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the 
Majority and the Conference of the Minority, $850,000.

                           policy committees

    For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the 
Minority Policy Committee, $1,763,000 for each such committee; 
in all, $3,526,000.

                         office of the chaplain

    For Office of the Chaplain, $415,000.

                        office of the secretary

    For Office of the Secretary, $25,790,000.

             office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, 
$70,000,000.

        offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the 
Secretary for the Minority, $1,836,000.

               agency contributions and related expenses

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as 
authorized by law, and related expenses, $45,500,000.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative 
Counsel of the Senate, $7,154,000.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal 
Counsel, $1,544,000.

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority 
                             of the Senate

    For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$7,500; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $7,500; 
Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $7,500; Secretary for 
the Minority of the Senate, $7,500; in all, $30,000.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate

                      inquiries and investigations

    For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the 
Senate, or conducted under paragraph 1 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, section 112 of the Supplemental 
Appropriations and Rescission Act, 1980 (Public Law 96-304), 
and Senate Resolution 281, 96th Congress, agreed to March 11, 
1980, $140,500,000.

expenses of the united states senate caucus on international narcotics 
                                control

    For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on 
International Narcotics Control, $520,000.

                        secretary of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$2,000,000.

             sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, $153,601,000, which shall remain 
available until September 30, 2014.

                          miscellaneous items

    For miscellaneous items, $19,145,000, of which up to 
$500,000 shall be made available for a pilot program for 
mailings of postal patron postcards by Senators for the purpose 
of providing notice of a town meeting by a Senator in a county 
(or equivalent unit of local government) at which the Senator 
will personally attend: Provided, That any amount allocated to 
a Senator for such mailing shall not exceed 50 percent of the 
cost of the mailing and the remaining cost shall be paid by the 
Senator from other funds available to the Senator.

        senators' official personnel and office expense account

    For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense 
Account, $422,000,000.

                          official mail costs

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the 
Senate, $300,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

           gross rate of compensation in offices of senators

    Sec. 1. Effective on and after October 1, 2009, each of the 
dollar amounts contained in the table under section 
105(d)(1)(A) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1968 
(2 U.S.C. 61-1(d)(1)(A)) shall be deemed to be the dollar 
amounts in that table, as adjusted by law and in effect on 
September 30, 2009, increased by an additional $50,000 each.

                         REPORTING REQUIREMENT

    Sec. 2. Section 105(a) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act 1965 (Public Law 88-454; 2 U.S.C. 104a) is 
amended--
            (1) in the last sentence of paragraph (1), by 
        striking ``shall'' and inserting ``may''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(6) Beginning with the report covering the first full 
semiannual period of the 112th Congress, the Secretary of the 
Senate--
            ``(1) shall publicly post on-line on the website of 
        the Senate each report in a searchable, itemized format 
        as required under this section;
            ``(2) shall issue each report required under this 
        section in electronic form; and
            ``(3) may issue each report required under this 
        section in other forms at the discretion of the 
        Secretary of the Senate.''.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, 
$1,369,025,000, as follows:

                        house leadership offices

    For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, 
$25,881,000, including: Office of the Speaker, $5,077,000, 
including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office 
of the Majority Floor Leader, $2,530,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the 
Minority Floor Leader, $4,565,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the 
Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, 
$2,194,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the 
Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief 
Deputy Minority Whip, $1,690,000, including $5,000 for official 
expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker's Office for Legislative 
Floor Activities, $517,000; Republican Steering Committee, 
$981,000; Republican Conference, $1,748,000; Republican Policy 
Committee, $362,000; Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, 
$1,366,000; Democratic Caucus, $1,725,000; nine minority 
employees, $1,552,000; training and program development--
majority, $290,000; training and program development--minority, 
$290,000; Cloakroom Personnel--majority, $497,000; and 
Cloakroom Personnel--minority, $497,000.

                  Members' Representational Allowances

   including members' clerk hire, official expenses of members, and 
                             official mail

    For Members' representational allowances, including 
Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, 
$660,000,000.

                          Committee Employees

                standing committees, special and select

    For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special 
and select, authorized by House resolutions, $139,878,000: 
Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such 
salaries and expenses until December 31, 2010, except that 
$1,000,000 of such amount shall remain available until expended 
for committee room upgrading.

                      Committee on Appropriations

    For salaries and expenses of the Committee on 
Appropriations, $31,300,000, including studies and examinations 
of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such 
committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available 
for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, 
That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and 
expenses until December 31, 2010.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as 
authorized by law, $198,301,000, including: for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than 
$23,000, of which not more than $20,000 is for the Family Room, 
for official representation and reception expenses, $30,089,000 
of which $2,600,000 shall remain available until expended; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, 
including the position of Superintendent of Garages, and 
including not more than $3,000 for official representation and 
reception expenses, $9,509,000; for salaries and expenses of 
the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer including not 
more than $3,000 for official representation and reception 
expenses, $130,782,000, of which $3,937,000 shall remain 
available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the 
Office of the Inspector General, $5,045,000; for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness and 
Operations, $4,445,000, to remain available until expended; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, 
$1,415,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $179,000; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, 
including the Parliamentarian, $2,000 for preparing the Digest 
of Rules, and not more than $1,000 for official representation 
and reception expenses, $2,060,000; for salaries and expenses 
of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, 
$3,258,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Legislative Counsel of the House, $8,814,000; for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of Interparliamentary Affairs, $859,000; 
for other authorized employees, $1,249,000; and for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of the Historian, including the cost 
of the House Fellows Program (including lodging and related 
expenses for visiting Program participants), $597,000.

                        Allowances and Expenses

    For allowances and expenses as authorized by House 
resolution or law, $313,665,000, including: supplies, 
materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, 
$3,948,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, 
and administrative offices of the House, $201,000; Government 
contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and 
other applicable employee benefits, $276,703,000, including 
employee tuition assistance benefit payments, $3,500,000, if 
authorized, and employee child care benefit payments, 
$1,000,000, if authorized; Business Continuity and Disaster 
Recovery, $25,098,000, of which $5,425,000 shall remain 
available until expended; transition activities for new members 
and staff, $2,907,000; Wounded Warrior Program, $2,500,000, to 
be derived from funding provided for this purpose in Division G 
of Public Law 111-8; Office of Congressional Ethics, 
$1,548,000; Energy Demonstration Projects, $2,500,000, if 
authorized, to remain available until expended; and 
miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange, maintenance, 
repair and operation of House motor vehicles, 
interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of 
deceased employees of the House, $760,000.

                           Child Care Center

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives 
Child Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account 
established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1992 (2 U.S.C. 2062), subject to the level 
specified in the budget of the Center, as submitted to the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. (a) Requiring Amounts Remaining in Members' 
Representational Allowances to Be Used for Deficit Reduction or 
to Reduce the Federal Debt.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for 
``House of Representatives--Salaries and Expenses--Members' 
Representational Allowances'' shall be available only for 
fiscal year 2010. Any amount remaining after all payments are 
made under such allowances for fiscal year 2010 shall be 
deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, 
if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments 
have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner 
as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).
    (b) Regulations.--The Committee on House Administration of 
the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe 
regulations to carry out this section.
    (c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term ``Member 
of the House of Representatives'' means a Representative in, or 
a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
    Sec. 102. Effective with respect to fiscal year 2010 and 
each succeeding fiscal year, the aggregate amount otherwise 
authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-
sum allowance for each of the following offices is increased as 
follows:
            (1) The allowance for the office of the Majority 
        Whip is increased by $96,000.
            (2) The allowance for the office of the Minority 
        Whip is increased by $96,000.

                          house fitness center

    Sec. 103. Any active duty member of the Armed Forces who is 
assigned to a congressional liaison office of the Armed Forces 
at the House of Representatives may obtain membership in the 
exercise facility established for employees of the House of 
Representatives (as described in section 103(a) of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005) in the same manner 
as an employee of the House of Representatives, in accordance 
with such regulations as the Committee on House Administration 
may promulgate.
    Sec. 104. (a) Section 101(d) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1993 (2 U.S.C. 95b(d)), as added by section 
103(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009, is 
amended by striking ``and made available'' and inserting ``and 
merged with and made available''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to 
funds appropriated for fiscal year 2010 and succeeding fiscal 
years.

                              JOINT ITEMS

    For Joint Committees, as follows:

                        Joint Economic Committee

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, 
$4,814,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on 
Taxation, $11,327,000, to be disbursed by the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives. For 
other joint items, as follows:

                   Office of the Attending Physician

    For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of 
the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his 
assistants, including: (1) an allowance of $2,175 per month to 
the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $1,300 per month 
to the Senior Medical Officer; (3) an allowance of $725 per 
month each to three medical officers while on duty in the 
Office of the Attending Physician; (4) an allowance of $725 per 
month to two assistants and $580 per month each not to exceed 
11 assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such 
assistants; and (5) $2,366,000 for reimbursement to the 
Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and 
equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, 
which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable 
appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, 
allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be 
available for all the purposes thereof, $3,805,000, to be 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Congressional 
Accessibility Services, $1,377,000, to be disbursed by the 
Secretary of the Senate.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

                                Salaries

    For salaries of employees of the Capitol Police, including 
overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, and Government 
contributions for health, retirement, social security, 
professional liability insurance, and other applicable employee 
benefits, $265,188,000, to be disbursed by the Chief of the 
Capitol Police or his designee.

                            General Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including 
motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, security 
equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, 
materials, training, medical services, forensic services, 
stenographic services, personal and professional services, the 
employee assistance program, the awards program, postage, 
communication services, travel advances, relocation of 
instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Center, and not more than $5,000 to be 
expended on the certification of the Chief of the Capitol 
Police in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses, $63,130,000, to be disbursed by the Chief of the 
Capitol Police or his designee: Provided, That, notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, the cost of basic training for the 
Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 
for fiscal year 2010 shall be paid by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security from funds available to the Department of Homeland 
Security.

                        Administrative Provision

                     (including transfer of funds)

    Sec. 1001. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2010 for 
the Capitol Police may be transferred between the headings 
``Salaries'' and ``General expenses'' upon the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Senate.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as 
authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability 
Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $4,377,000, of which $884,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2011: Provided, That 
not more than $500 may be expended on the certification of the 
Executive Director of the Office of Compliance in connection 
with official representation and reception expenses.

                        Administrative Provision

          disposition of surplus or obsolete personal property

    Sec. 1101. (a) In General.--Title III of the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1381 et seq.) is amended 
by inserting after section 305 the following:

``SEC. 306. DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS OR OBSOLETE PERSONAL PROPERTY.

    ``The Executive Director may, within the limits of 
available appropriations, dispose of surplus or obsolete 
personal property by interagency transfer, donation, or 
discarding.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of 
contents for the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 
U.S.C. 1301 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 305 
the following:

``Sec. 306. Disposition of surplus or obsolete personal property.''.

    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2010, and each fiscal 
year thereafter.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses necessary for operation of the 
Congressional Budget Office, including not more than $6,000 to 
be expended on the certification of the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office in connection with official 
representation and reception expenses, $45,165,000.

                        Administrative Provision

     executive exchange program for the congressional budget office

    Sec. 1201. Section 1201 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2008 (2 U.S.C. 611 note; Public law 110-
161; 121 Stat. 2238) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ``3'' and 
                inserting ``5''; and
                    (B) in paragraph (2), by striking ``3'' and 
                inserting ``5'';
            (2) by striking subsection (d), and redesignating 
        subsection (e) as subsection (d); and
            (3) in subsection (d) (as redesignated by this 
        section), by striking ``Subject to subsection (d), 
        this'' and inserting ``This''.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                         General Administration

    For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, and other 
personal services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys 
and studies in connection with activities under the care of the 
Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the 
general and administrative support of the operations under the 
Architect of the Capitol including the Botanic Garden; 
electrical substations of the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the 
Architect of the Capitol; including furnishings and office 
equipment; including not more than $5,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the 
Architect of the Capitol may approve; for purchase or exchange, 
maintenance, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle, 
$106,783,000, of which $5,400,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2014.

                            Capitol Building

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Capitol, $33,182,000, of which $6,499,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2014.

                            Capitol Grounds

    For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $10,974,000, of which 
$1,410,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.

                        Senate Office Buildings

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of Senate office buildings; and furniture and 
furnishings to be expended under the control and supervision of 
the Architect of the Capitol, $74,392,000, of which $15,390,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2014.

                         House Office Buildings

    For necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the House office buildings, $100,466,000, of which 
$53,360,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
    In addition, for a payment to the House Historic Buildings 
Revitalization Trust Fund, $50,000,000, to remain available 
until expended.

                          Capitol Power Plant

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power 
(including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and 
sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about 
the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning 
refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such 
buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and 
Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for 
air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, the Union 
Station complex, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary 
Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which 
shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect 
of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into 
the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $119,133,000, 
of which $25,610,000 shall remain available until September 30, 
2014: Provided, That not more than $8,000,000 of the funds 
credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein 
provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 
2010.

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

    For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and 
structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library 
buildings and grounds, $45,795,000, of which $19,560,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2014.

             Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of buildings, grounds and security enhancements of 
the United States Capitol Police, wherever located, the 
Alternate Computer Facility, and AOC security operations, 
$27,012,000, of which $8,150,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2014.

                             Botanic Garden

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, 
grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, 
maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor 
vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the 
Library, $11,390,000, of which $900,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2014: Provided, That of the amount made 
available under this heading, the Architect may obligate and 
expend such sums as may be necessary for the maintenance, care 
and operation of the National Garden established under section 
307E of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 (2 
U.S.C. 2146), upon vouchers approved by the Architect or a duly 
authorized designee.

                         Capitol Visitor Center

    For all necessary expenses for the operation of the Capitol 
Visitor Center, $22,459,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

          disposition of surplus or obsolete personal property

    Sec. 1301. (a) In General.--The Architect of the Capitol 
shall have the authority, within the limits of available 
appropriations, to dispose of surplus or obsolete personal 
property by inter-agency transfer, donation, sale, trade-in, or 
discarding. Amounts received for the sale or trade-in of 
personal property shall be credited to funds available for the 
operations of the Architect of the Capitol and be available for 
the costs of acquiring the same or similar property. Such funds 
shall be available for such purposes during the fiscal year 
received and the following fiscal year.
    (b) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with respect 
to fiscal year 2010, and each fiscal year thereafter.

                 flexible and compressed work schedules

    Sec. 1302. Chapter 61 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in section 6121(1) by striking ``and the 
        Library of Congress'' and inserting ``the Library of 
        Congress, the Architect of the Capitol, and the Botanic 
        Garden''; and
            (2) in section 6133(c) by adding at the end the 
        following:
          ``(3) With respect to employees of the Architect of 
        the Capitol and the Botanic Garden, the authority 
        granted to the Office of Personnel Management under 
        this subchapter shall be exercised by the Architect of 
        the Capitol.''.

                acceptance of voluntary student services

    Sec. 1303. (a) Section 3111 of title 5, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e) For purposes of this section the term `agency' shall 
include the Architect of the Capitol. With respect to the 
Architect of the Capitol, the authority granted to the Office 
of Personnel Management under this section shall be exercised 
by the Architect of the Capitol.''.

           house historic buildings revitalization trust fund

    Sec. 1304. (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established 
in the Treasury of the United States, as an account for the 
Architect of the Capitol, the House Historic Buildings 
Revitalization Trust Fund (hereafter in this section referred 
to as the ``Fund'').
    (b) Use of Amounts.--Amounts in the Fund shall be used by 
the Architect of the Capitol for the revitalization of the 
major historical buildings and assets of the House of 
Representatives which the Architect is responsible for 
maintaining and preserving, except that the Architect may not 
obligate any amounts in the Fund without the approval of the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
    (c) Continuing Availability of Funds.--Any amounts 
transferred to and merged with, or otherwise deposited into, 
the Fund shall remain available until expended.
    (d) Permitting Transfers From Amounts Appropriated for 
House of Representatives.--Section 101 of the Legislative 
Branch Appropriations Act, 1993 (2 U.S.C. 95b), as amended by 
section 103(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
2009, is amended by adding at the end the following new 
subsection:
    ``(e) Amounts appropriated for any fiscal year for the 
House of Representatives under any heading other than the 
heading `Members' Representational Allowances' may be 
transferred to the Architect of the Capitol and merged with and 
made available under the heading `House Historic Buildings 
Revitalization Trust Fund', subject to the approval of the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.''.
    (e) Effective Date.--This section and the amendment made by 
this section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2010 and 
each succeeding fiscal year.

               SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE DURING EMERGENCIES

    Sec. 1305. (a) During an emergency involving the safety of 
human life or the protection of property, as determined or 
declared by the Capitol Police Board, the Architect of the 
Capitol--
            (1) may accept contributions of comfort and other 
        incidental items and services to support employees of 
        the Office of the Architect of the Capitol while such 
        employees are on duty in response to the emergency; and
            (2) may incur obligations and make expenditures out 
        of available appropriations for meals, refreshments, 
        and other support and maintenance for the Office of the 
        Architect of the Capitol if, in the judgment of the 
        Architect, such obligations and expenditures are 
        necessary to respond to the emergency.
    (b) This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 
2010 and each succeeding fiscal year.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not 
otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance 
of the Library's catalogs; custody and custodial care of the 
Library buildings; special clothing; cleaning, laundering and 
repair of uniforms; preservation of motion pictures in the 
custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the 
American Folklife Center in the Library; activities under the 
Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009; preparation and 
distribution of catalog records and other publications of the 
Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and 
expenses of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not 
properly chargeable to the income of any trust fund held by the 
Board, $446,151,000, of which not more than $6,000,000 shall be 
derived from collections credited to this appropriation during 
fiscal year 2010, and shall remain available until expended, 
under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 
U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2010 and shall remain available 
until expended for the development and maintenance of an 
international legal information database and activities related 
thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not 
obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the 
Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided 
further, That the total amount available for obligation shall 
be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than 
$6,350,000: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on the 
certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with 
official representation and reception expenses for the Overseas 
Field Offices: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $7,315,000 shall remain available until expended 
for the digital collections and educational curricula program: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$750,000 shall be transferred to the Abraham Lincoln 
Bicentennial Commission for carrying out the purposes of Public 
Law 106-173, of which $10,000 may be used for official 
representation and reception expenses of the Abraham Lincoln 
Bicentennial Commission: Provided further, That of the total 
amount appropriated, $250,000 shall be used to carry out 
activities under the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$200,000 shall be used for the purpose of preserving, 
digitizing and making available historically and culturally 
significant materials related to the development of Nebraska 
and the American West, which amount shall be transferred to the 
Durham Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.

                            Copyright Office

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, 
$55,476,000, of which not more than $28,751,000, to remain 
available until expended, shall be derived from collections 
credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2010 under 
section 708(d) of title 17, United States Code: Provided, That 
the Copyright Office may not obligate or expend any funds 
derived from collections under such section, in excess of the 
amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in 
appropriations Acts: Provided further, That not more than 
$5,861,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 
2010 under sections 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 803(e), 1005, and 
1316 of such title: Provided further, That the total amount 
available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by 
which collections are less than $34,612,000: Provided further, 
That not more than $100,000 of the amount appropriated is 
available for the maintenance of an ``International Copyright 
Institute'' in the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress 
for the purpose of training nationals of developing countries 
in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided further, 
That not more than $4,250 may be expended, on the certification 
of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official 
representation and reception expenses for activities of the 
International Copyright Institute and for copyright 
delegations, visitors, and seminars: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any provision of chapter 8 of title 17, United 
States Code, any amounts made available under this heading 
which are attributable to royalty fees and payments received by 
the Copyright Office pursuant to sections 111, 119, and chapter 
10 of such title may be used for the costs incurred in the 
administration of the Copyright Royalty Judges program, with 
the exception of the costs of salaries and benefits for the 
Copyright Royalty Judges and staff under section 802(e).

                     Congressional Research Service

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
section 203 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 
U.S.C. 166) and to revise and extend the Annotated Constitution 
of the United States of America, $112,490,000: Provided, That 
no part of such amount may be used to pay any salary or expense 
in connection with any publication, or preparation of material 
therefor (except the Digest of Public General Bills), to be 
issued by the Library of Congress unless such publication has 
obtained prior approval of either the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representatives or the Committee 
on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 
1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $70,182,000, 
of which $30,577,000 shall remain available until expended: 
Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $650,000 shall 
be available to contract to provide newspapers to blind and 
physically handicapped residents at no cost to the individual.

                       Administrative Provisions

               reimbursable and revolving fund activities

    Sec. 1401. (a) In General.--For fiscal year 2010, the 
obligational authority of the Library of Congress for the 
activities described in subsection (b) may not exceed 
$123,328,000.
    (b) Activities.--The activities referred to in subsection 
(a) are reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are 
funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in 
appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.
    (c) Transfer of Funds.--During fiscal year 2010, the 
Librarian of Congress may temporarily transfer funds 
appropriated in this Act, under the heading ``Library of 
Congress'', under the subheading ``Salaries and Expenses'', to 
the revolving fund for the FEDLINK Program and the Federal 
Research Program established under section 103 of the Library 
of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (Public 
Law 106-481; 2 U.S.C. 182c): Provided, That the total amount of 
such transfers may not exceed $1,900,000: Provided further, 
That the appropriate revolving fund account shall reimburse the 
Library for any amounts transferred to it before the period of 
availability of the Library appropriation expires.

                           transfer authority

    Sec. 1402. (a) In General.--Amounts appropriated for fiscal 
year 2010 for the Library of Congress may be transferred during 
fiscal year 2010 between any of the headings under the heading 
``Library of Congress'' upon the approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
    (b) Limitation.--Not more than 10 percent of the total 
amount of funds appropriated to the account under any heading 
under the heading ``Library of Congress'' for fiscal year 2010 
may be transferred from that account by all transfers made 
under subsection (a).

      classification of library of congress positions above gs-15

    Sec. 1403. Section 5108 of title 5, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(c) The Librarian of Congress may classify positions in 
the Library of Congress above GS-15 pursuant to standards 
established by the Office in subsection (a)(2).''.

  leave carryover for certain library of congress executive positions

    Sec. 1404. Section 6304(f)(1) of title 5, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (F), by striking ``or'' at the 
        end;
            (2) in subparagraph (G), by striking the period and 
        inserting ``; or'' and
            (3) by adding after subparagraph (G) the following:
                    ``(H) a position in the Library of Congress 
                the compensation for which is set at a rate 
                equal to the annual rate of basic pay payable 
                for positions at level III of the Executive 
                Schedule under section 5314.''.
            (4) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall 
        apply with respect to annual leave accrued during pay 
        periods beginning after the date of the enactment of 
        this Act.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and 
the distribution of Congressional information in any format; 
printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses 
necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to 
the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (section 902 of 
title 44, United States Code); printing and binding of 
Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to 
Members of Congress; and printing, binding, and distribution of 
Government publications authorized by law to be distributed 
without charge to the recipient, $93,768,000: Provided, That 
this appropriation shall not be available for paper copies of 
the permanent edition of the Congressional Record for 
individual Representatives, Resident Commissioners or Delegates 
authorized under section 906 of title 44, United States Code: 
Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available 
for the payment of obligations incurred under the 
appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation 
under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the 
funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any 
other Act for printing and binding and related services 
provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States 
Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or 
publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date 
that such document, report, or publication is authorized by 
Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such 
printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United 
States Code: Provided further, That any unobligated or 
unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar 
purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the 
Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the 
purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate.

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)

    For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents 
necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of 
Government publications and their distribution to the public, 
Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated 
depository and international exchange libraries as authorized 
by law, $40,911,000: Provided, That amounts of not more than 
$2,000,000 from current year appropriations are authorized for 
producing and disseminating Congressional serial sets and other 
related publications for fiscal years 2008 and 2009 to 
depository and other designated libraries: Provided further, 
That any unobligated or unexpended balances in this account or 
accounts for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years may be 
transferred to the Government Printing Office revolving fund 
for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject to the 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    For payment to the Government Printing Office Revolving 
Fund, $12,782,000 for information technology development and 
facilities repair: Provided, That the Government Printing 
Office is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within 
the limits of funds available and in accordance with law, and 
to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal 
year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, 
United States Code, as may be necessary in carrying out the 
programs and purposes set forth in the budget for the current 
fiscal year for the Government Printing Office revolving fund: 
Provided further, That not more than $7,500 may be expended on 
the certification of the Public Printer in connection with 
official representation and reception expenses: Provided 
further, That the revolving fund shall be available for the 
hire or purchase of not more than 12 passenger motor vehicles: 
Provided further, That expenditures in connection with travel 
expenses of the advisory councils to the Public Printer shall 
be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of title 44, 
United States Code: Provided further, That the revolving fund 
shall be available for temporary or intermittent services under 
section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates 
for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the 
annual rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule 
under section 5316 of such title: Provided further, That 
activities financed through the revolving fund may provide 
information in any format: Provided further, That the revolving 
fund and the funds provided under the headings ``Office of 
Superintendent of Documents'' and ``Salaries and Expenses'' may 
not be used for contracted security services at GPO's passport 
facility in the District of Columbia.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Government Accountability 
Office, including not more than $12,500 to be expended on the 
certification of the Comptroller General of the United States 
in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 
3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for 
individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual 
rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under 
section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor 
vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance 
with section 3324 of title 31, United States Code; benefits 
comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), (6), and (8) 
of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), (6), and 
(8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller 
General of the United States, rental of living quarters in 
foreign countries, $556,849,000: Provided, That not more than 
$5,449,000 of payments received under section 782 of title 31, 
United States Code, shall be available for use in fiscal year 
2010: Provided further, That not more than $2,350,000 of 
reimbursements received under section 9105 of title 31, United 
States Code, shall be available for use in fiscal year 2010: 
Provided further, That not more than $7,423,000 of 
reimbursements received under section 3521 of title 31, United 
States Code, shall be available for use in fiscal year 2010: 
Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations 
for administrative expenses of any other department or agency 
which is a member of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum 
or a Regional Intergovernmental Audit Forum shall be available 
to finance an appropriate share of either Forum's costs as 
determined by the respective Forum, including necessary travel 
expenses of non-Federal participants: Provided further, That 
payments hereunder to the Forum may be credited as 
reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved 
are initially financed.

                        Administrative Provision

   repeal of certain audits, studies, and reviews of the government 
                         accountability office

    Sec. 1501. (a) Use of Funds in Projects Constructed Under 
Projected Cost.--Section 211 of the Public Works and Economic 
Development Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 3151) is amended by striking 
subsection (d).
    (b) Audits of Small Business Participation in Construction 
of the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline.--Section 112 of the Alaska 
Natural Gas Pipeline Act (15 U.S.C. 720j) is amended by 
striking subsection (c).
    (c) Audits of Assistance Under Compacts of Free 
Association.--Section 104(h) of the Compact of Free Association 
Amendments Act of 2003 (48 U.S.C. 1921c(h)) is amended by 
striking paragraph (3).
    (d) Semiannual Audits of Independent Counsel 
Expenditures.--The matter under the heading ``Salaries and 
Expenses, General Legal Activities'' under the heading ``Legal 
Activities'' under title II of the Department of Justice 
Appropriation Act of 1988, (28 U.S.C. 591 note; Public Law 100-
202; 101 Stat. 1329, 1329-9) is amended by striking ``Provided 
further, That the Comptroller General shall perform semiannual 
financial reviews of expenditures from the Independent Counsel 
permanent indefinite appropriation, and report their findings 
to the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate:''.
    (e) Reports on Ambulance Service Costs.--Section 414 of the 
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act 
of 2003 (Public Law 108-173) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (f); and
            (2) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection 
        (f).

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

    For a payment to the Open World Leadership Center Trust 
Fund for financing activities of the Open World Leadership 
Center under section 313 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 1151), $12,000,000.

                        Administrative Provision

                      open world leadership center

    Sec. 1601. (a) Board Membership.--Section 313(a)(2) of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 
1151(a)(2)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``members'' 
        and inserting ``Members of the House of 
        Representatives''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (B), by striking ``members'' 
        and inserting ``Senators''.
    (b) Executive Director.--Section 313(d) of the Legislative 
Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 1151(d)) is amended 
in the first sentence by striking ``The Board shall appoint'' 
and inserting ``On behalf of the Board, the Librarian of 
Congress shall appoint''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this subsection 
shall apply with respect to--
            (1) appointments made on and after the date of 
        enactment of this Act; and
            (2) the remainder of the fiscal year in which 
        enacted, and each fiscal year thereafter.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    For payment to the John C. Stennis Center for Public 
Service Development Trust Fund established under section 116 of 
the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1105), $430,000.

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

                maintenance and care of private vehicles

    Sec. 201. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall be used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, 
except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided 
under regulations relating to parking facilities for the House 
of Representatives issued by the Committee on House 
Administration and for the Senate issued by the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.

                         fiscal year limitation

    Sec. 202. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 2010 
unless expressly so provided in this Act.

                 rates of compensation and designation

    Sec. 203. Whenever in this Act any office or position not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 (46 
Stat. 32 et seq.) is appropriated for or the rate of 
compensation or designation of any office or position 
appropriated for is different from that specifically 
established by such Act, the rate of compensation and the 
designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with respect 
thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act for the 
various items of official expenses of Members, officers, and 
committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and 
clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of 
Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect 
thereto.

                          consulting services

    Sec. 204. The expenditure of any appropriation under this 
Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, 
under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, shall be 
limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter 
of public record and available for public inspection, except 
where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing 
Executive order issued under existing law.

                         awards and settlements

    Sec. 205. Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to 
the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of the 
Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1415(a)) to 
pay awards and settlements as authorized under such subsection.

                             costs of lbfmc

    Sec. 206. Amounts available for administrative expenses of 
any legislative branch entity which participates in the 
Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council (LBFMC) 
established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall be available to 
finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as determined by 
the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to be shared among 
all participating legislative branch entities (in such 
allocations among the entities as the entities may determine) 
may not exceed $2,000.

                         landscape maintenance

    Sec. 207. The Architect of the Capitol, in consultation 
with the District of Columbia, is authorized to maintain and 
improve the landscape features, excluding streets, in the 
irregular shaped grassy areas bounded by Washington Avenue, SW, 
on the northeast, Second Street, SW, on the west, Square 582 on 
the south, and the beginning of the I-395 tunnel on the 
southeast.

                        limitation on transfers

    Sec. 208. None of the funds made available in this Act may 
be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of 
the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer 
made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any 
other appropriation Act.

                      guided tours of the capitol

    Sec. 209. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), none of 
the funds made available to the Architect of the Capitol in 
this Act may be used to eliminate or restrict guided tours of 
the United States Capitol which are led by employees and 
interns of offices of Members of Congress and other offices of 
the House of Representatives and Senate.
    (b) At the direction of the Capitol Police Board, or at the 
direction of the Architect of the Capitol with the approval of 
the Capitol Police Board, guided tours of the United States 
Capitol which are led by employees and interns described in 
subsection (a) may be suspended temporarily or otherwise 
subject to restriction for security or related reasons to the 
same extent as guided tours of the United States Capitol which 
are led by the Architect of the Capitol.
    This Division may be cited as the ``Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2010''.

         DIVISION B--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION, 2010

That the following sums are hereby appropriated, out of any 
money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, and out of 
applicable corporate or other revenues, receipts, and funds, 
for the several departments, agencies, corporations, and other 
organizational units of Government for fiscal year 2010, and 
for other purposes, namely:
    Sec. 101.  Such amounts as may be necessary, at a rate for 
operations as provided in the applicable appropriations Acts 
for fiscal year 2009 and under the authority and conditions 
provided in such Acts, for continuing projects or activities 
(including the costs of direct loans and loan guarantees) that 
are not otherwise specifically provided for in this joint 
resolution, that were conducted in fiscal year 2009, and for 
which appropriations, funds, or other authority were made 
available in the following appropriations Acts:
            (1) Chapter 2 of title IX of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-252).
            (2) Section 155 of division A of the Consolidated 
        Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing 
        Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 110-329), except 
        that subsections (c), (d), and (e) of such section 
        shall not apply to funds made available under this 
        joint resolution.
            (3) Divisions C through E of the Consolidated 
        Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing 
        Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 110-329).
            (4) Divisions A through I of the Omnibus 
        Appropriations Act, 2009 (Public Law 111-8), as amended 
        by section 2 of Public Law 111-46.
            (5) Titles III and VI (under the heading ``Coast 
        Guard'') of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 
        (Public Law 111-32).
    Sec. 102. (a) No appropriation or funds made available or 
authority granted pursuant to section 101 for the Department of 
Defense shall be used for (1) the new production of items not 
funded for production in fiscal year 2009 or prior years; (2) 
the increase in production rates above those sustained with 
fiscal year 2009 funds; or (3) the initiation, resumption, or 
continuation of any project, activity, operation, or 
organization (defined as any project, subproject, activity, 
budget activity, program element, and subprogram within a 
program element, and for any investment items defined as a P-1 
line item in a budget activity within an appropriation account 
and an R-1 line item that includes a program element and 
subprogram element within an appropriation account) for which 
appropriations, funds, or other authority were not available 
during fiscal year 2009.
    (b) No appropriation or funds made available or authority 
granted pursuant to section 101 for the Department of Defense 
shall be used to initiate multi-year procurements utilizing 
advance procurement funding for economic order quantity 
procurement unless specifically appropriated later.
    Sec. 103.  Appropriations made by section 101 shall be 
available to the extent and in the manner that would be 
provided by the pertinent appropriations Act.
    Sec. 104.  Except as otherwise provided in section 102, no 
appropriation or funds made available or authority granted 
pursuant to section 101 shall be used to initiate or resume any 
project or activity for which appropriations, funds, or other 
authority were not available during fiscal year 2009.
    Sec. 105.  Appropriations made and authority granted 
pursuant to this joint resolution shall cover all obligations 
or expenditures incurred for any project or activity during the 
period for which funds or authority for such project or 
activity are available under this joint resolution.
    Sec. 106.  Unless otherwise provided for in this joint 
resolution or in the applicable appropriations Act for fiscal 
year 2010, appropriations and funds made available and 
authority granted pursuant to this joint resolution shall be 
available until whichever of the following first occurs: (1) 
the enactment into law of an appropriation for any project or 
activity provided for in this joint resolution; (2) the 
enactment into law of the applicable appropriations Act for 
fiscal year 2010 without any provision for such project or 
activity; or (3) October 31, 2009.
    Sec. 107.  Expenditures made pursuant to this joint 
resolution shall be charged to the applicable appropriation, 
fund, or authorization whenever a bill in which such applicable 
appropriation, fund, or authorization is contained is enacted 
into law.
    Sec. 108.  Appropriations made and funds made available by 
or authority granted pursuant to this joint resolution may be 
used without regard to the time limitations for submission and 
approval of apportionments set forth in section 1513 of title 
31, United States Code, but nothing in this joint resolution 
may be construed to waive any other provision of law governing 
the apportionment of funds.
    Sec. 109.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
joint resolution, except section 106, for those programs that 
would otherwise have high initial rates of operation or 
complete distribution of appropriations at the beginning of 
fiscal year 2010 because of distributions of funding to States, 
foreign countries, grantees, or others, such high initial rates 
of operation or complete distribution shall not be made, and no 
grants shall be awarded for such programs funded by this joint 
resolution that would impinge on final funding prerogatives.
    Sec. 110.  This joint resolution shall be implemented so 
that only the most limited funding action of that permitted in 
the joint resolution shall be taken in order to provide for 
continuation of projects and activities.
    Sec. 111. (a) For entitlements and other mandatory payments 
whose budget authority was provided in appropriations Acts for 
fiscal year 2009, and for activities under the Food and 
Nutrition Act of 2008, activities shall be continued at the 
rate to maintain program levels under current law, under the 
authority and conditions provided in the applicable 
appropriations Act for fiscal year 2009, to be continued 
through the date specified in section 106(3).
    (b) Notwithstanding section 106, obligations for mandatory 
payments due on or about the first day of any month that begins 
after October 2009 but not later than 30 days after the date 
specified in section 106(3) may continue to be made, and funds 
shall be available for such payments.
    Sec. 112.  Amounts made available under section 101 for 
civilian personnel compensation and benefits in each department 
and agency may be apportioned up to the rate for operations 
necessary to avoid furloughs within such department or agency, 
consistent with the applicable appropriations Act for fiscal 
year 2009, except that such authority provided under this 
section shall not be used until after the department or agency 
has taken all necessary actions to reduce or defer non-
personnel-related administrative expenses.
    Sec. 113.  Funds appropriated by this joint resolution may 
be obligated and expended notwithstanding section 10 of Public 
Law 91-672 (22 U.S.C. 2412), section 15 of the State Department 
Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2680), section 313 of 
the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 
1995 (22 U.S.C. 6212), and section 504(a)(1) of the National 
Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 414(a)(1)).
    Sec. 114.  Amounts made available by this joint resolution 
related to amounts provided in chapter 2 of title IX of the 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-252), and 
titles III and VI of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2009 
(Public Law 111-32), are designated as being for overseas 
deployments and other activities pursuant to sections 401(c)(4) 
and 423(a)(1) of S. Con. Res. 13 (111th Congress), the 
concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010, 
except that amounts so designated under this section shall not 
exceed $129,989,000,000.
    Sec. 115.  The provisions of section 14103 of Public Law 
111-32 shall continue in effect through the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution, and such provisions 
shall also apply to funds made available in this joint 
resolution.
    Sec. 116.  Section 9(f)(5) of the Richard B. Russell 
National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(5)) shall be 
applied by substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of 
this joint resolution for ``September 30, 2009''.
    Sec. 117.  The authority provided by paragraphs (3) and (4) 
of section 9(h) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(h)(3); 1758(h)(4)) shall continue in effect 
through the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
resolution.
    Sec. 118.  The authority provided by section 18(h)(5) of 
the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1769(h)(5)) shall continue in effect through the date specified 
in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 119.  Section 21(g)(1)(A)(ii) of the Richard B. 
Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769b-
1(g)(1)(A)(ii)) shall be applied by substituting ``October 1, 
2008, and October 1, 2009'' for ``October 1, 2008'' and shall 
continue in effect through the date specified in section 106(3) 
of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 120.  The authority provided by section 26(d) of the 
Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1769g(d)) shall continue in effect through the date specified 
in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 121.  Notwithstanding section 101, amounts are 
provided for ``Department of Commerce--Bureau of the Census--
Periodic Censuses and Programs'' at a rate for operations of 
$7,065,707,000.
    Sec. 122.  The authority provided by section 8116 of 
division C of Public Law 110-329 and section 310 of title III 
of Public Law 111-32 shall continue in effect through the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 123.  The authority provided by section 1202 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public 
Law 109-163), as amended by section 1214 of the Duncan Hunter 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public 
Law 110-417), shall continue in effect through the earlier of 
the date of enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2010 or the date specified in section 106(3) of 
this joint resolution.
    Sec. 124.  The authority provided by section 1022 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public 
Law 108-136), as amended by section 1022 of the Duncan Hunter 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public 
Law 110-417), shall continue in effect through the earlier of 
the date of enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2010 or the date specified in section 106(3) of 
this joint resolution.
    Sec. 125.  The authority provided by section 1033 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1998 (Public 
Law 105-85), as amended by section 1024 of the Duncan Hunter 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009 (Public 
Law 110-417), shall continue in effect through the earlier of 
the date of enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2010 or the date specified in section 106(3) of 
this joint resolution.
    Sec. 126.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
joint resolution, except section 106, the District of Columbia 
may expend local funds for programs and activities under the 
heading ``District of Columbia Funds'' for such programs and 
activities under title IV of S. 1432 (111th Congress), as 
reported by the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, at 
the rate set forth under ``District of Columbia Funds'' as 
included in the Second Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Request Act 
(D.C. Act 18-188).
    Sec. 127.  The authority provided by section 5739 of title 
5, United States Code, shall continue in effect through the 
date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution, 
notwithstanding subsection (e) of such section 5739.
    Sec. 128.  Section 401(b) of the Illegal Immigration Reform 
and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a note) 
shall be applied by substituting the date specified in section 
106(3) of this joint resolution for ``the 11-year period 
beginning on the first day the pilot program is in effect''.
    Sec. 129.  Sections 1309(a) and 1319 of the National Flood 
Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4016a and 4026) shall each be 
applied by substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of 
this joint resolution for ``September 30, 2009''.
    Sec. 130.  The requirement set forth in section 610(b) of 
the Department of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1993 (8 U.S.C. 1153 
note) shall continue through the date specified in section 
106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 131.  Section 550(b) of Public Law 109-295 shall be 
applied by substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of 
this joint resolution for ``three years after the date of 
enactment of this Act''.
    Sec. 132.  Section 203(m) of the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5133(m)) shall be applied by substituting the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution for ``September 30, 
2009''.
    Sec. 133.  Subclauses (II) and (III) of section 
101(a)(27)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 
U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)) shall each be applied by 
substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
resolution for ``September 30, 2009''.
    Sec. 134.  Section 220(c) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994 (8 U.S.C. 1182 
note) shall be applied by substituting the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution for ``September 30, 
2009''.
    Sec. 135.  Section 331 of the Department of the Interior 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-
291), as amended by section 336 of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2005 (Public Law 108-447), shall be applied 
by substituting the date specified in section 106(3) of this 
joint resolution for ``September 30, 2009''.
    Sec. 136.  Section 339(h) of the Department of the Interior 
and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2000 (as enacted into 
law by Public Law 106-113), as amended by section 335(6) of 
Public Law 108-108, shall be applied by substituting the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution for 
``September 30, 2009''.
    Sec. 137.  The authority provided by section 325 of the 
Department of the Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-108), as amended by section 426 of 
division E of Public Law 111-8, shall continue to apply through 
the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 138.  The authority provided by the 19th unnumbered 
paragraph under heading ``Administrative Provisions, Forest 
Service'' in title III of the Department of the Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006, 
Public Law 109-54, shall continue in effect through the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 139.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
including section 703 of Public Law 109-415, the authorities 
provided in title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 300ff et seq.) shall continue in effect as they were in 
effect during fiscal year 2009, and apply through the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 140.  Section 105(f)(1)(B)(ix) of the Compact of Free 
Association Amendments Act of 2003 (48 U.S.C. 
1921d(f)(1)(B)(ix)) shall be applied by substituting the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution for ``the 
end of fiscal year 2009''.
    Sec. 141.  Notwithstanding section 101, amounts are 
provided for ``Veterans Health Administration--Medical 
Services'', ``Veterans Health Administration--Medical Support 
and Compliance'', and ``Veterans Health Administration--Medical 
Facilities'' of the Department of Veterans Affairs at rates for 
operations not exceeding the lower of the amount in the 
President's fiscal year 2010 Budget Request (H. Doc. 111-3), 
the amount in H.R. 3082, as passed by the House of 
Representatives on July 10, 2009, or the amount in S. 1407, as 
reported by the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate on 
July 7, 2009.
    Sec. 142.  Notwithstanding section 7042(b) of division H of 
Public Law 111-8, amounts provided by section 101 of this joint 
resolution for Iraq shall be obligated under the terms and 
conditions of section 1106(b) of Public Law 111-32.
    Sec. 143.  Notwithstanding section 7040(f) of division H of 
Public Law 111-8, amounts provided by section 101 of this joint 
resolution for the Palestinian Authority shall be obligated 
under the terms and conditions of section 1107 of Public Law 
111-32.
    Sec. 144.  Notwithstanding sections 7042(a) and 7070(e) of 
division H of Public Law 111-8, amounts provided by section 101 
of this joint resolution for assistance for Iraq and Zimbabwe 
shall be obligated under the terms and conditions of section 
1108 of Public Law 111-32.
    Sec. 145.  The authority provided by section 1113 of Public 
Law 111-32 shall continue in effect through the date specified 
in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 146.  The authority provided by section 309(f) of the 
United States International Broadcasting Act of 1994 (22 U.S.C. 
6208(f)) shall remain in effect through the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 147.  The authority provided by section 1334 of the 
Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (22 U.S.C. 
6553) shall remain in effect through the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 148.  The authority provided by section 301(a)(3) of 
the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 
(22 U.S.C. 4831 (a)(3)) shall remain in effect through the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    Sec. 149.  Notwithstanding any other provision of this 
joint resolution, other than section 106, the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development shall obligate funds provided by 
section 101 at a rate the Secretary determines is necessary to 
renew or amend, in a timely manner, all section 8 project-
based, section 202, and section 811, rental assistance 
contracts. In renewing or amending such contracts, the 
Secretary may provide for payments to be made beyond the period 
covered by this joint resolution.
    Sec. 150.  Commitments to guarantee loans, as authorized by 
the National Housing Act and insured under the Mutual Mortgage 
Insurance Fund, shall not exceed a loan principal of 
$1,500,000,000 multiplied by the number of days covered by this 
joint resolution.
    Sec. 151.  Commitments to guarantee loans, as authorized by 
section 306 of the National Housing Act, shall not exceed a 
loan principal of $2,500,000,000 multiplied by the number of 
days covered by this joint resolution.
    Sec. 152.  Notwithstanding the limitation in the first 
sentence of section 255(g) of the National Housing Act (12 
U.S.C. 1715z-20(g)), the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
Development may, through the date specified in section 106(3) 
of this joint resolution, insure, and enter into commitments to 
insure mortgages under section 255 of such Act. During the 
period covered by this joint resolution, for new loans 
guaranteed pursuant to section 255 of the National Housing Act 
(12. U.S.C. 1715z-20), the Secretary shall adjust the factors 
used to calculate the principal limit (as such term is defined 
in HUD Handbook 4235.1) that were assumed in the President's 
Budget Request for 2010 for such loans, as necessary to ensure 
that the program operates at a net zero subsidy rate.
    Sec. 153.  Section 24(o) of the United States Housing Act 
of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437v(o)) shall be applied by substituting 
the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution 
for the date specified in such section 24(o).
    Sec. 154.  Funds made available under section 101 for the 
National Transportation Safety Board shall include amounts 
necessary to make lease payments due in fiscal year 2010 only, 
on an obligation incurred in 2001 under a capital lease.
    Sec. 155. (a) Section 48103(6) of title 49, United States 
Code, shall be applied: (1) by substituting the amount 
specified in such section with an amount that equals 
$3,820,000,000 multiplied by the ratio of the number of days 
covered by this joint resolution to 365; and (2) by 
substituting the fiscal year specified in such section with the 
period beginning October 1, 2009, through the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution. This subsection shall 
be in effect through the earlier of the date of enactment of an 
Act amending section 48103 of title 49, United States Code, or 
the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution.
    (b) Section 47104(c) of title 49, United States Code, shall 
be applied by substituting ``2010'' for ``2009''.
    (c) Nothing in this section shall affect the availability 
of any balances of contract authority provided under section 
48103 of title 49, United States Code, for fiscal year 2009 and 
any prior fiscal year.
    Sec. 156. (a) Sections 4081(d)(2)(B), 4261(j)(1)(A)(ii), 
and 4271(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 
shall each be applied by substituting the date specified in 
section 106(3) of this joint resolution for ``September 30, 
2009''.
    (b) Subsections (d)(1) and (e)(2) of section 9502 of such 
Code shall each be applied by substituting the date that is 1 
day after the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
resolution for ``October 1, 2009''.
    (c) Subparagraph (A) of section 9502(d)(1) of such Code is 
amended by inserting ``or any joint resolution making 
continuing appropriations for the fiscal year 2010'' before the 
semicolon at the end.
    Sec. 157. (a) Extension of Surface Transportation 
Programs.--Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
requirements, authorities, conditions, eligibilities, 
limitations, and other provisions authorized under titles I 
through VI of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (119 Stat. 1144), 
the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (122 Stat. 
1572), titles I through VI of the Intermodal Surface 
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (105 Stat. 1914), titles 
I through V of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (112 Stat. 107), title 23, United States Code, and 
chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, which would 
otherwise expire on or cease to apply after September 30, 2009, 
are incorporated by reference and shall continue in effect 
through the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
resolution.
    (b) Use of Funds.--Except as otherwise expressly provided 
in this section, funds made available for obligation under this 
joint resolution and expended under the authority of this 
section shall be distributed, administered, limited, and made 
available for obligation in the same manner and at the same 
rate as funds authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 
2009 to carry out programs, projects, activities, 
eligibilities, and requirements under the Safe, Accountable, 
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for 
Users (119 Stat. 1144), the SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections 
Act of 2008 (122 Stat. 1572), titles I through VI of the 
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (105 
Stat. 1914), titles I through V of the Transportation Equity 
Act for the 21st Century (112 Stat. 107), title 23, United 
States Code, chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, 
including section 5338(f)(1) of title 49, United States Code, 
chapter 303 of part A of subtitle VI of title 49, United States 
Code, and part B of subtitle VI of title 49, United States 
Code.
    (c) Distribution of Funds Under Titles III and V of 
SAFETEA-LU.--Funds made available for programs authorized under 
titles III and V of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (119 Stat. 1544 
and 1779) and continued under this joint resolution shall be 
distributed to major program areas under those programs in the 
same proportion as funds were allocated for those program areas 
for fiscal year 2009, except that any designations for specific 
activities in sections 3044 and 3046 under title III and in 
title V of such Act shall not be required to be continued for 
the duration of this joint resolution.
    (d) Extension and Flexibility for Certain Allocated 
Programs.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
portion of the share of funds of a State under subsection (b) 
determined by the amount that the State received for fiscal 
year 2009 to carry out sections 1301(m), 1302(e), 1307, 1702, 
and 1934 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (119 Stat. 1202, 
1205, 1217, 1256, and 1485), and section 144(f)(1) of title 23, 
United States Code, shall be--
            (1) made available to the State for purposes 
        described in section 133(b) of title 23, United States 
        Code; and
            (2) administered in the same manner and with the 
        same period of availability as such funding is 
        administered under section 133 of title 23, United 
        States Code, except that subsections (d)(2) and (d)(3) 
        of such section shall not apply to amounts administered 
        pursuant to this section.
    Sec. 158. (a) Appropriation of Funding for Certain Highway 
Trust Fund Programs.--For the period from October 1, 2009, 
through the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
resolution, an amount shall be available from the Highway Trust 
Fund (including from the Mass Transit Account) to carry out 
each program, project, and activity continued under section 158 
of this joint resolution that was funded from the Highway Trust 
Fund (including from the Mass Transit Account) during fiscal 
year 2009 in a sum equal to and from the same account as--
            (1) the total amount available for such program, 
        project, and activity for fiscal year 2009 under titles 
        I through VI of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
        Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users 
        (119 Stat. 1144) and the SAFETEA-LU Technical 
        Corrections Act of 2008 (122 Stat. 1572), divided by 
        365; and multiplied by
            (2) the number of days between September 30, 2009, 
        and the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
        resolution.
    (b) Contract Authority.--Funds made available under this 
joint resolution to be expended under the authority of section 
158 of this joint resolution shall be available for obligation 
in the same manner as if such funds were apportioned under 
chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, or section 
5338(f)(1) of title 49, United States Code, whichever 
appropriate.
    (c)  Calculation.--The amounts made available under this 
joint resolution to be expended under the authority of this 
section shall be calculated by taking into account any 
rescission or cancellation of funds or contract authority for 
fiscal year 2009 under the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users or any 
other law.
    Sec. 159. (a) Extension of Authority for Expenditures From 
Highway Trust Fund.--
            (1) Paragraph (1) of section 9503(c) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986 shall be applied--
                    (A) by substituting the date specified in 
                section 106(3) of this joint resolution for 
                ``September 30, 2009''; and
                    (B) by substituting the date that is 1 day 
                after the date specified in section 106(3) of 
                this joint resolution for ``October 1, 2009''.
            (2) Paragraph (1) of section 9503(c) of such Code 
        is amended by striking ``under'' and all that follows 
        and inserting ``under the first Continuing 
        Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal Year 2010 enacted 
        into law or any other provision of law which was 
        referred to in this paragraph before the date of the 
        enactment of such Continuing Appropriations Resolution 
        (as such Resolution and provisions of law are in effect 
        on the date of the enactment of such Resolution).''.
    (b) Mass Transit Account.--
            (1) Paragraph (3) of section 9503(e) of such Code 
        shall be applied by substituting the date that is 1 day 
        after the date specified in section 106(3) of this 
        joint resolution for ``October 1, 2009''.
            (2) Paragraph (3) of section 9503(e) of such Code 
        is amended by striking ``in accordance with'' and all 
        that follows and inserting ``in accordance with the 
        first Continuing Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal 
        Year 2010 enacted into law or any other provision of 
        law which was referred to in this paragraph before the 
        date of the enactment of such Continuing Appropriations 
        Resolution (as such Resolution and provisions of law 
        are in effect on the date of the enactment of such 
        Resolution).''.
    (c) Exception to Limitations on Transfers.--Subparagraph 
(B) of section 9503(b)(6) of such Code shall be applied--
            (1) by substituting the date specified in section 
        106(3) of this joint resolution for ``September 30, 
        2009''; and
            (2) by substituting the date that is 1 day after 
        the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint 
        resolution for ``October 1, 2009''.
    Sec. 160.  Section 4 of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777c) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a), by inserting ``and the 
        period from October 1, 2009, through the date specified 
        in section 106(3) of the first Continuing 
        Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal Year 2010 enacted 
        into law,'' after ``2009,''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(1)(A), by inserting ``and the 
        period from October 1, 2009, through the date specified 
        in section 106(3) of the first Continuing 
        Appropriations Resolution for Fiscal Year 2010 enacted 
        into law,'' after ``2009''.
    Sec. 161. (a) Paragraph (2) of section 9504(b) of the 
Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(as in effect'' in subparagraph 
        (A) and all that follows in such subparagraph and 
        inserting ``(as in effect on the date of the enactment 
        of the first Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 
        Fiscal Year 2010),'';
            (2) by striking ``(as in effect'' in subparagraph 
        (B) and all that follows in such subparagraph and 
        inserting ``(as in effect on the date of the enactment 
        of the first Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 
        Fiscal Year 2010), and''; and
            (3) by striking ``(as in effect'' in subparagraph 
        (C) and all that follows in such subparagraph and 
        inserting ``(as in effect on the date of the enactment 
        of the first Continuing Appropriations Resolution for 
        Fiscal Year 2010).''.
    (b) Paragraph (2) of section 9504(d) of such Code shall be 
applied by substituting the date that is one day after the date 
specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution for 
``October 1, 2009''.
    Sec. 162.  Unless otherwise provided for in this joint 
resolution or in the applicable appropriations Act, 
appropriations and funds made available and authority granted 
pursuant to sections 158 through 162 of this joint resolution 
shall be available until (1) enactment into law of an Act to 
extend or reauthorize surface transportation programs, or (2) 
the date specified in section 106(3) of this joint resolution, 
whichever first occurs, and shall be charged to the applicable 
appropriation, fund, or authorization whenever a bill in which 
such applicable appropriation, fund, or authorization is 
contained is enacted into law.
    Sec. 163.  None of the funds made available by this joint 
resolution or any prior Act may be provided to the Association 
of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of 
its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations.
    Sec. 164. (a) Clause (iii) of section 8909a(d)(3)(A) of 
title 5, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
            ``(iii) $1,400,000,000, not later than September 
        30, 2009;''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 
as if included in the enactment of section 803(a)(1)(B) of the 
Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (Public Law 109-435; 
120 Stat. 3251).
    This division may be cited as the ``Continuing 
Appropriations Resolution, 2010''.
      And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   David R. Obey,
                                   Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
                                   Michael Honda,
                                   Betty McCollum,
                                   Tim Ryan,
                                   C.A. Ruppersberger,
                                   Ciro Rodriguez,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Ben Nelson,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                   Mark Pryor,
                                    Jon Tester,
                                   Lisa Murkowski,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.

       Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of Conference

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2918) making 
appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      The Senate amended the House bill with a single amendment 
which deleted the full text of the House passed bill and 
inserted a complete substitute. The conference agreement 
includes a revised substitute for the Senate amendment which 
addresses all the differences contained in the two versions of 
the bill.
      Many items in both the House and Senate Legislative 
Branch Appropriations bills are identical and are included in 
the conference agreement without change. The conferees have 
endorsed statements of policy contained in the House and Senate 
reports accompanying the appropriations bills, unless amended 
herein. With respect to those items in the conference agreement 
that differ between the House and the Senate bills, the 
conferees have agreed to the following with the appropriate 
section numbers, punctuation, and other technical corrections:

                               DIVISION A

                                TITLE I

                                 SENATE

      The conferees agree to appropriate $926,160,000 for 
Senate operations. Inasmuch as these items relate solely to the 
Senate, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
House, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, have receded to the amendment of the Senate as amended.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      The conferees agree to appropriate $1,369,025,000 for 
House operations. Inasmuch as these items relate solely to the 
House, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
Senate, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
House, have receded to the amendment of the House as amended. 
The agreement includes two new administrative provisions not 
included in the House passed bill. These amendments (1) 
establish eligibility at the House Fitness Center for military 
liaison officers; and (2) make a technical change in transfer 
language enacted in Public Law 111-8.

                              JOINT ITEMS

                        Joint Economic Committee

      The conference agreement includes $4,814,000 as proposed 
by the House and the Senate.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

      The conference agreement includes $11,327,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $11,451,000 as proposed by the House.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

      The conference agreement includes $3,805,000 as proposed 
by the House and the Senate.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

      The conference agreement includes $1,377,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $1,314,000 as proposed by the House.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

                                Salaries

      The conference agreement includes $265,188,000 for 
salaries of officers, members, and employees of the Capitol 
Police instead of $263,198,000 as proposed by the House and 
$267,203,000 as proposed by the Senate. This level will support 
a staffing level of 1,799 sworn officers and 444 civilian 
personnel including staff transferred as a result of the merger 
with the Library of Congress police force. The staffing level 
provided by the conference agreement includes five civilian 
FTEs for radio technicians to facilitate the acquisition, 
installation and operation of the new radio system which was 
approved earlier this year. The conference agreement sets a 
limit of $25,500,000 for overtime for the Capitol Police force 
as proposed by the Senate instead of $24,000,000 as proposed by 
the House. This cap on overtime may only be exceeded if the 
Capitol Police Board notifies the Committees on Appropriations 
that this cap needs to be exceeded due to unanticipated safety 
or security concerns. The conferees note that both House and 
Senate reports request that the Government Accountability 
Office work with the Chief and the Capitol Police Board on 
improving workforce management systems, including overtime. The 
GAO is to report to the Committees on their progress in this 
area on a quarterly basis beginning in January 2010.
      Based on the detailed review of the Capitol Police 2010 
budget conducted in August and September of this year in 
preparation for conference discussions, the conferees are 
concerned that, despite progress over the last year, chronic 
problems related to budget preparation and execution continue. 
Estimates of end of year staffing levels for 2009 fluctuated 
significantly, not only from the original estimates submitted 
in February, but also from revisions submitted as late as July 
of this year. Basic estimates of the cost of benefits for 
transferred employees were erroneously calculated in the 
original budget. Based on these concerns, the Committees 
request that the GAO expand its work with the USCP to include a 
review and validation of the accuracy of its fiscal year 2011 
budget request. A report of this validation review should be 
submitted not later than 30 days after the USCP budget is 
transmitted to Congress.
      The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations expect 
the report on new posts requested in S. Rpt. 111-29 to be 
submitted within 60 days of the date of this conference report 
and that the USCP fully comply with the notification 
requirements related to new posts stated in that report.

                            General Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $63,130,000 for general 
expenses of the Capitol Police instead of $61,914,000 as 
proposed by the House and $64,354,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. This amount includes funding for improved egress/
evacuation systems for House Office Buildings including the 
full cost for installation of two cameras in the stairwell 
areas used as egress routes during emergencies. The 
installation of the new cameras will be accomplished over a two 
year period. Funds have also been included to support the 
replacement of older equipment as part of the life-cycle 
replacement program.
      GSA vehicle lease proposal.--The conferees are fully 
supportive of the proposal transmitted to the Appropriations 
Committees on June 29, 2009 to manage the primary vehicle fleet 
of the USCP through the General Services Administration and 
urges implementation on an expedited basis.

                        Administrative Provision

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conferees have included a routine administrative 
provision, section 1001, which continues authorization for 
transfers between accounts upon the approval of the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House and Senate.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $4,377,000 for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of Compliance, instead of $4,335,000 
as proposed by the House and $4,418,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. The agreement includes a general provision providing 
authority for the Office of Compliance to dispose of surplus 
property. This language was included in both the House and 
Senate bills in slightly different form.
      The conferees are concerned that the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 may enable the Office of Compliance 
(OOC) to apply a higher enforcement standard for certain health 
and safety standards than those applied to the Executive Branch 
and private sector. Strict statutory deadlines for remedying 
citations exacerbate this situation, and have led AOC to give 
highest priority to projects for which OOC has issued citations 
regardless of whether they represent the highest risk to health 
and safety.
      The conferees believe that the standards applied to the 
legislative branch should be consistent with their application 
to the private sector and the executive branch. Therefore, the 
conferees expect the Office of Compliance General Counsel 
(OOCGC) to work with legislative branch agency heads to 
implement corrective actions in a realistic and reasonable time 
frame, taking into consideration the risks the deficiencies 
pose, the costs involved in remedying the deficiencies, as well 
as mitigating factors which have been implemented (sprinklers, 
alarms, and other building improvements) to reduce risk. The 
conferees expect the OOCGC to amend its regulations to 
establish criteria that use a comprehensive risk-based 
approach, including the cost of remedial actions as well as 
building renovations planned for the future, in working with 
agencies to address needed corrections.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $45,165,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Congressional Budget Office as 
proposed by both the House and Senate.

                        Administrative Provision

      The conferees have agreed to Section 1201, as proposed by 
the House and the Senate, to extend the Congressional Budget 
Office's Executive Exchange Program and increase the number of 
potential participants from three to five.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                         General Administration

      The conference agreement includes $106,783,000 for 
General Administration of which $5,400,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2014, instead of $109,392,000 of 
which $8,950,000 would remain available until September 30, 
2014 as proposed by the House, and $106,587,000 of which 
$5,400,000 would remain available until September 30, 2014, as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The utility metering project, funded by the House at 
$3,550,000 in this account, is instead funded in the Architect 
of the Capitol Power Plant account.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................    $101,383,000
Project Budget:
    1. Capitol Complex Tertiary Pumping Options (Study).         150,000
    2. ESPC Management Program..........................       2,000,000
    3. Energy Reduction Program.........................       3,250,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, General Administration...........................    $106,783,000

                            Capitol Building

      The conference agreement includes $33,182,000, of which 
$6,499,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014, for 
maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol, instead of 
$32,800,000 of which $6,241,000 would remain available until 
September 30, 2014 as proposed by the House, and $33,305,000 of 
which $6,499,000 would remain available until September 30, 
2014, as proposed by the Senate.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $26,683,000
Project Budget:
    1. Dome Rehabilitation, Phase 1B (Interim Painting).       2,500,000
    2. Conservation of Fine and Architectural Art.......         499,000
    3. Minor Construction...............................       3,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Capitol Building.................................     $33,182,000

                            Capitol Grounds

      The conference agreement includes $10,974,000, of which 
$1,410,000 is to remain available until September 30, 2014, for 
the care and improvement of the grounds surrounding the 
Capitol, House and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol 
Power Plant, as proposed by the Senate, instead of $10,920,000 
as proposed by the House.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................      $9,564,000
Project Budget:
    1. Independence Avenue Repaving.....................         910,000
    2. Capitol Grounds Study............................         500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Capitol Grounds..................................     $10,974,000

                        Senate Office Buildings

      The conference agreement includes $74,392,000 for Senate 
Office Buildings, of which $15,390,000 would remain available 
until September 30, 2014, for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Senate office buildings. Inasmuch as this item 
relates solely to the Senate, and in accord with long practice 
under which each body determines its own housekeeping 
requirements and the other concurs without intervention, the 
managers on the part of the House, at the request of the 
managers on the part of the Senate, have receded to the Senate.

Operating Budget........................................     $59,002,000
Project Budget:
    1. Senate Underground Garage Expansion (Study)......       1,000,000
    2. Air Handling Unit Replacement, DSOB..............       1,100,000
    3. Replace Modular Furniture, HSOB..................       3,500,000
    4. Fire Protection System Upgrade Subway Tunnels....       2,260,000
    5. Skylight Replacement.............................       2,480,000
    6. HSOB Truck Tunnel Roadway/Ramp Replacement.......       1,050,000
    7. Minor Construction...............................       4,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Senate Office Buildings..........................     $74,392,000

                         House Office Buildings

      Base funding, House Office Buildings.--The conference 
agreement includes $100,466,000 for the basic and recurring 
needs of the House within the House Office Buildings account, 
of which $53,360,000 would remain available until September 30, 
2014. These funds support the regular maintenance, care and 
operation of the House office buildings by the Architect of the 
Capitol.

Operating Budget........................................     $47,106,000
Project Budget:
    1. CAO Project Support..............................       4,390,000
    2. Interior Rehabilitation of the East House 
      Underground Garage................................      37,640,000
    3. Rayburn Roof Replacement.........................       6,330,000
    4. Minor Construction...............................       5,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, House Office Buildings (base program)............    $100,466,000

      House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund.--In 
addition to funding for core facility needs, the conference 
agreement includes $50,000,000 for a newly created House 
Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund, to remain 
available until expended, instead of $60,000,000 as originally 
proposed by the House. These funds are included to begin to 
address known major building requirements to repair and upgrade 
the historic icon buildings and facilities of the U.S. House of 
Representatives. The House bill included these funds in a 
separate appropriations account to address additional Capitol 
complex needs. The Senate bill did not include a similar 
provision.
      Inasmuch as these funds relate solely to the House, and 
in accord with long practice under which each body determines 
its own housekeeping requirements and the other concurs without 
intervention, the managers on the part of the Senate, at the 
request of the managers on the part of the House, have receded 
to the House.

                          Capitol Power Plant

      In addition to the $8,000,000 made available from 
receipts credited as reimbursements to this appropriation, the 
conference agreement includes $119,133,000 for maintenance, 
care and operation of the Capitol Power Plant, instead of 
$125,083,000 as proposed by the House and $118,597,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $25,610,000 would 
remain available until September 30, 2014, instead of 
$31,560,000 to remain available until September 30, 2014 as 
proposed by the House and $25,074,000 to remain available until 
September 30, 2014 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conference agreement includes $84,262,000, as 
requested, for utility costs for the Capitol Complex, including 
an increase of $4,340,000 to purchase 100 percent natural gas 
for use at the power plant. The agreement does not include the 
funding requested in the budget for conversion of the large 
coal burning boiler to natural gas. The conferees understand 
that the conversion of this boiler is not necessary to achieve 
100 percent natural gas use at the power plant and that 
conservation of the boiler will allow for the potential future 
use of other environmentally safe, renewable solid fuels.
      With respect to operations and project differences the 
House and Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget (net)..................................     $93,523,000
Project Budget:
    1. Tunnel Program...................................      16,850,000
    2. Replacement of Existing WRP Switchgear (Design)..         740,000
    3. Mechanical System Survey & CPP Retro-
      Commissioning (Study).............................         250,000
    4. Structural Fireproofing & Integrity (Study)......         220,000
    5. Utility Metering, Energy Program.................       3,550,000
    6. Minor Construction...............................       4,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Capitol Power Plant..............................    $119,133,000

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

      The conference agreement includes $45,795,000 for Library 
of Congress buildings and grounds, instead of $41,937,000 as 
proposed by the House and $40,754,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount, $19,560,000 would remain available 
until September 30, 2014, instead of $15,750,000 to remain 
available until September 30, 2014 as proposed by the House and 
$14,470,000 to remain available until September 30, 2014 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $26,235,000
Project Budget:
    1. Sprinkler System, West Main Pavilion 1st Floor, 
      TJB (Design)......................................         500,000
    2. Book Conveyor System Modifications (Design)......       1,170,000
    3. Monumental Exterior Exit Doors, JAB..............       1,600,000
    4. Fire Door Improvements (Design)..................         730,000
    5. ADA Bathroom Renovations, JAB....................       3,100,000
    6. Elevator Modernization, MA-1 to MA-4, JMMB.......       3,590,000
    7. ABA Space Reorganization, JMMB...................       2,000,000
    8. Rain Leader Replacement, JAB.....................       4,870,000
    9. Minor Construction...............................       2,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Library Buildings and Grounds....................     $45,795,000

             Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security

      The conference agreement includes $27,012,000 for Capitol 
Police Buildings, Grounds and Security instead of $26,364,000 
as proposed by the House and $26,160,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount, $8,150,000 would remain available until 
September 30, 2014, instead of $7,750,000 as proposed by the 
House and $7,050,000 as proposed by the Senate. Included within 
the total is $1,500,000, to install emergency call boxes and 
camera equipment in congressional building stairwells, as 
proposed by the House.
      With respect to operations and projects the conferees 
have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $18,862,000
Project Budget:
    1. Security Upgrades, Power Plant and Coal Yards....       2,000,000
    2. Hazardous Device Unit Facility Purchase..........       3,000,000
    3. Power Switchgear Replacement (Design)............         250,000
    4. Energy Audit Projects............................         400,000
    5. Minor Construction (including security camera 
      installation).....................................       2,500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security...     $27,012,000

                             Botanic Garden

      The conference agreement includes $11,390,000 for 
salaries and expenses, Botanic Garden, instead of $11,263,000 
as proposed by the House and $11,898,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount, $900,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2014 as proposed by the House, instead of 
$1,280,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      With respect to operations and projects the conferees 
have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $10,490,000
Project Budget:
    1. Administration Building..........................         900,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
Total, Botanic Garden...................................     $11,390,000

                         Capitol Visitor Center

      The conference agreement includes $22,459,000 for the 
Capitol Visitor Center (CVC), instead of $23,166,000 as 
proposed by the House and $22,756,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.
      Funding is included for improvements to the existing 
online reservation system, training programs, and way-finding 
signage at the CVC. In addition, funding is provided to support 
the hiring of 5 full-time equivalents (FTE) to support critical 
operations of the CVC, including financial management and 
information technology. Funding is not provided for the 
additional 20 requested FTEs.

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conference agreement includes several administrative 
provisions related to the operations of the Architect of the 
Capitol (AOC). Section 1301 provides the AOC authority to 
retain proceeds from the sale of used or surplus personal 
property. Section 1302 provides that AOC utilize flexible work 
schedules. Section 1303 provides AOC the authority to accept 
voluntary student services. Section 1304 establishes the House 
Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund. Section 1305 
provides the AOC certain authorities to operate during 
emergencies. The conference agreement does not include Senate 
provision 1202 related to the CVC as this language has already 
been enacted into law. The conference agreement deletes Senate 
provision 1303 related to noncompetitive appointments without 
prejudice as this is an authorizing issue.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $439,801,000 in direct 
appropriations for salaries and expenses, Library of Congress 
instead of $443,861,000 as proposed by the House and 
$434,683,000 as proposed by the Senate. In addition to this 
amount $6,350,000 is available from receipts collected by the 
Library of Congress and is to remain available until expended. 
The conference agreement provides the following specific 
allocations of funds:

            $3,554,000 for start-up costs at the new Ft. Meade 
        storage facilities;
            $7,677,000 for the National Digital Information 
        Infrastructure and Preservation Program;
            $5,317,000 for Department of State capital security 
        cost-sharing;
            $700,000 for the Global Legal Information Network;
            $2,000,000 for support of the new custodial 
        services contract;
            $7,315,000 for the digital collections and 
        educational curricula program;
            $750,000 for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial 
        Commission;
            $15,000,000 for the technology infrastructure 
        improvements initiative;
            $250,000 to implement the new Civil Rights History 
        Project Act;
            $2,213,000 for the Veterans Oral History program;
            $200,000 for the Durham Museum digitization 
        program; and
            $150,000 for the American Folklife Center 
        Fellowship program.
      Archie Green fellowship program.--The conference 
agreement deletes without prejudice House bill language related 
to the honoring of Dr. Archie Green, one of the Founders of the 
American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. In 
lieu of naming the Center after Dr. Green, as proposed in the 
House bill, the conference agreement establishes a new 
fellowship program at the Library as a living memorial to his 
work. The AFC was established in 1976 to ``preserve and present 
American folklife'' by conducting original field research, 
archiving cultural heritage collections, presenting public 
programs, providing reference services and publishing research 
findings. The AFC owes its existence in large part to the 
efforts and vision of Dr. Green, who passed away earlier this 
year. As recognition of his contributions, the Librarian of 
Congress is directed to establish the ``Archie Green Fellowship 
Program at the American Folklife Center'' for which the 
Librarian may enter into contracts with individuals and groups 
to promote the initiation, encouragement, support, 
organization, and promotion of research, scholarship, and 
training in American folklife in accordance with the provisions 
of the American Folklife Preservation Act (Pub. L. 94-201, 20 
U.S.C. 2101-2107).

                            Copyright Office

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $20,864,000 in direct 
appropriations to the Copyright Office as proposed by both the 
House and the Senate. An additional $34,612,000 is made 
available from receipts for salaries and expenses.

                     Congressional Research Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $112,490,000 for 
salaries and expenses, Congressional Research Service (CRS), as 
proposed by the House instead of $112,836,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. The conferees are fully supportive of a program of 
telework at the CRS and urge its implementation not later than 
January 2010. The conference agreement also includes funding 
for the CRS evaluation study directed by the House in H. Rpt. 
111-160.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $70,182,000 as proposed 
by both the House and Senate. This amount includes $650,000 for 
costs to provide recorded newspaper services for the blind and 
physically handicapped.

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conferees have agreed to include administrative 
provisions carried in both bills related to reimbursable and 
revolving fund activities, transfer authorities, 
classifications of Library positions, and leave carryover 
policies. The conference agreement does not include section 
1301 of the House bill related to incentive awards. The 
agreement modifies section 1306 as proposed by the House to 
create a fellowship program at the American Folklife Center 
(see description under the ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
appropriations account).

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $93,768,000, an 
increase of $472,000 above the amount proposed by both the 
House and Senate. These funds will support costs not 
anticipated when the fiscal year 2010 budget was transmitted to 
the Congress.

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $40,911,000 as proposed 
by both the House and Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

      The conference agreement includes $12,782,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $12,000,000 as proposed by the House.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $556,849,000 in direct 
appropriations for salaries and expenses, Government 
Accountability Office instead of $558,849,000, as proposed by 
the House and $553,658,000 as proposed by the Senate. In 
addition, $15,222,000 is available from offsetting collections. 
A total of 3,220 FTEs will be supported with these funds. The 
agreement modifies an administrative provision proposed by the 
Senate repealing a number of recurring statutory reports which 
are no longer required.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

      The conference agreement includes $12,000,000 for payment 
to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, instead of 
$9,000,000 as proposed by the House and $14,456,000 as proposed 
by the Senate. The conferees are fully supportive of expanded 
efforts of the Open World Center to raise private funding and 
expect this effort to reduce the requirements for funding from 
the Legislative Branch appropriations bill in future years. The 
Committees look forward to a report of progress being made by 
the Center's fundraising program prior to hearings on its 
fiscal year 2011 budget request. The conference agreement also 
includes language proposed by the Senate making technical 
corrections in the Center's authorization language related to 
Board appointments.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

      The conference agreement includes $430,000 as proposed by 
both the House and Senate.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      The conference agreement continues in sections 201 to 208 
eight routine provisions carried in prior years. The conference 
agreement does not include language proposed by the Senate but 
not included by the House amending the Congressional 
Accountability Act. The agreement includes Sec. 209 related to 
employee-led tours of the U.S. Capitol as proposed by the House 
instead of the language proposed by the Senate.

        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES FOR LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AGENCIES

      For Fiscal Year 2010, the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees have jointly agreed that, unless otherwise stated in 
this report, a formal reprogramming letter will be required if 
an agency proposes to reallocate amounts which exceed a 
threshold of $500,000 or 10 percent for any program, project or 
activity funded in this Act. Reprogramming requests are also 
required for reallocations of funds below these thresholds if 
they represent significant changes in policy. Each 
reprogramming request should be transmitted through a formal 
letter which should be signed by the Agency head. It should 
include a specific justification for each increase as well as 
for each offsetting reduction being proposed. The Committees 
have set annual spending levels in the reports accompanying 
this bill, including in this conference agreement, and do not 
expect the reprogramming process to be used as a mechanism for 
making routine changes to the directions in this report. It 
should be used only in the case of unanticipated needs or 
significant and unexpected changes in program requirements. 
Operating Plans are not required for Fiscal Year 2010.

   DISCLOSURE OF EARMARKS AND CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS

      Following is a list of congressional earmarks and 
congressionally directed spending items (as defined in clause 9 
of rule XXI of the Rules of the House of Representatives and 
rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, respectively) 
included in the conference report or the accompanying joint 
statement of managers, along with the name of each Senator, 
House Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner who submitted 
a request to the Committee of jurisdiction for each item so 
identified. Neither the conference report nor the joint 
statement of managers contains any limited tax benefits or 
limited tariff benefits as defined in the applicable House or 
Senate rules. Pursuant to clause 9(b) of rule XXI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, neither the conference report 
nor the joint statement of managers contains any congressional 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits that 
were not (1) committed to the conference committee by either 
House or (2) in a report of a committee of either House on this 
bill or on a companion measure.

                                               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
                                    [Congressionally Directed Spending Items]
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                 Account                              Project              Amount           Requester(s)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Library of Congress......................  Durham Museum Photo Archive    $200,000  Senator Ben Nelson
                                            Project.
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                   CONFERENCE TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2010 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 2009 amount, the 2010 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 2010 
follows:

                        [In thousands of dollars]

Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
    2010......................................................$5,041,787
House bill, fiscal year 2010..................................$3,674,500
Senate bill, fiscal year 2010.................................$4,611,666
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2010........................$4,656,031
Conference agreement compared with
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
      year 2010............................................... -$385,756
    House bill, fiscal year 2010.............................. +$981,531
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2010.............................  +$44,365


         DIVISION B--CONTINUING APPROPRIATIONS RESOLUTION, 2010

      Division B provides continuing appropriations for all 
agencies and activities that would be covered by the regular 
fiscal year 2010 appropriations bills, until enactment of the 
applicable regular appropriations bill, or until October 31, 
2009, whichever occurs first.

                                   David R. Obey,
                                   Debbie Wasserman Schultz,
                                   Michael Honda,
                                   Betty McCollum,
                                   Tim Ryan,
                                   C.A. Ruppersberger,
                                   Ciro Rodriguez,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Ben Nelson,
                                   Daniel K. Inouye,
                                   Mark Pryor,
                                   Jon Tester,
                                   Lisa Murkowski,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.