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111th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     111-564

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 DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND 
               RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2011

                                _______
                                

 July 26, 2010.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 5850]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2011.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

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                                                            Page Number

                                                            Bill Report
Major Themes and Initiatives...............................
                                                                      2
Title I--Department of Transportation......................     2
                                                                      9
Title II--Department of Housing and Urban Development......    74
                                                                    114
Title III--Related Agencies................................   156
                                                                    160
Title IV--General Provisions...............................   163
                                                                    166

                      Major Themes and Initiatives


                 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) to create 
and save 3.5 million jobs, re-energize the economy, and 
transform it for long-term growth and stability. Within the 
Recovery Act, Congress provided $61.7 billion to stimulate job 
creation through investments in the nation's transportation and 
housing infrastructure.
    To date, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has 
committed a total of $37.8 billion or 80 percent of the 
Recovery Act funds that were provided for highway, transit, 
airport and rail projects. DOT estimates that there are over 
12,771 transportation projects currently underway which have 
created, on average, more than 41,000 direct jobs each quarter, 
with many more created indirectly.
    Specifically, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 
Division Offices have authorized 12,323 projects in all states 
and territories for a total of $26 billion, 10,782 of these 
projects are currently underway. There are 488 projects under 
way on federal lands for a total of $466 million. The Federal 
Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued grants for 362 airport 
rehabilitation and replacement projects totaling $1.093 billion 
and has 345 projects currently underway to make improvements to 
FAA air traffic control facilities and equipment. The Federal 
Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded 1,024 grants totaling 
more than $8.7 billion which includes $423.2 million in ``flex-
fund'' transfers from FHWA for transit projects. To date, 188 
Amtrak projects with a value of $1.252 billion are underway and 
have been granted a notice to proceed. The Federal Railroad 
Administration (FRA) has announced high speed rail awards for 
82 projects in 32 states. In addition, DOT has announced 51 
infrastructure investment (TIGER) grants across the country.
    HUD has allocated approximately $13.38 billion, or over 
98.2 percent, of its Recovery Act funds, directly to state and 
local recipients and is reviewing competitive proposals for the 
remaining funds. HUD estimates that these funds created or 
retained 20,660 jobs in the first quarter of 2010, and have 
served 357,808 low-income persons, primarily through the 
provision of housing for homeless families and individuals. In 
addition, 188,184 units of low-income housing have been 
rehabilitated or developed with Recovery Act funds, thus 
spurring the hard-hit construction industry by providing 
skilled jobs in all areas of the country. These investments 
have already helped communities and families that have 
experienced the brunt of the economic downturn. This includes 
$2 billion for the Neighborhood Stabilization Fund to purchase 
and rehabilitate vacant, foreclosed properties and return them 
to productive use as affordable rental housing. Another $1.5 
billion has been invested in providing emergency shelter and 
rapid re-housing assistance for homeless families. To stimulate 
employment in the construction industry, as well as jump start 
affordable housing programs, $2.25 billion has been provided to 
state housing finance agencies to fund projects stalled by the 
current economic recession. Thousands of previously vacant, 
uninhabitable public housing units have been renovated and 
leased to low-income families through a $4 billion investment 
in the Public Housing Capital Fund, and many of these 
improvements have been completed in a sustainable fashion.
    The Recovery Act has helped create thousands of jobs by 
improving and repairing transportation and housing 
infrastructure across the nation. However, the infrastructure 
needs of our country remain great as evidenced through the 
tremendous state of good repair backlog that exists in our 
transportation and housing stock. Additionally, as communities 
grow and change, there is a continuing need to provide more 
capacity and transportation alternatives to help eliminate 
congestion on our nation's roads, highways and transit systems. 
To that end, the Committee recommendation reflects the ongoing 
necessity to provide robust investment in our infrastructure in 
order to create jobs; improve the safety and efficiency of our 
transportation and housing networks; and to contribute to local 
economies.

              Building Livable and Sustainable Communities

    The Committee is dedicated to exploring opportunities to 
strengthen the connection between transportation and housing. 
The Committee's jurisdiction allows for the consideration of 
federal housing and transportation policy and funding decisions 
to be made in the context of larger concerns for affordability, 
energy efficiency, and economic vitality. This legislation 
touches the lives of families and individuals all across the 
nation, and communities are best served when federal policies 
and funding decisions are being made in a coordinated, 
cooperative fashion.
    Since 2007, the Committee has held a series of hearings on 
the topic of livability and sustainability, and has insisted on 
greater federal collaboration around these issues. The 
Committee has received testimony from the Secretaries of the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development (HUD); government leaders and 
transportation officials from the local level; urban planning 
experts from policy think tanks and non-profit organizations; 
and private sector designers and developers experienced in 
green building concepts. The testimony from these leaders and 
experts underscored that, when put to practice, sustainability 
initiatives improve the lives of working Americans and 
families, especially the economically disadvantaged, and the 
communities where the investments are made.
    For many Americans, transportation and housing costs make 
up the largest portion of family budgets. In fact, the average 
American household now spends 34 percent of its annual budget 
on housing and 18 percent on transportation. Therefore, a 
combined total of 52 percent of household budgets are wrapped 
up in these two largest expenses. For low-income working 
families, the impact is more serious, with transportation 
representing almost a third of their costs. All too often, the 
economically disadvantaged must live great distances from their 
place of work in order to find a home that is affordable. In 
those instances, transportation costs rise dramatically when 
reasonably priced public transportation alternatives are not 
readily accessible. The Committee strongly believes that it is 
a worthy goal to encourage better coordination of 
transportation and housing investments, which will help reduce 
financial burdens on families.
    There is also a related environmental benefit realized 
through the creation of more livable and sustainable 
communities. According to the Department of Transportation's 
April 2010 report to Congress, ``Transportation's Role in 
Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions'', the transportation 
sector currently accounts for 29 percent of greenhouse gas 
emissions. Housing contributes to almost 21 percent of total 
greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the 
most recent statistical summary from the Environmental 
Protection Agency. Combined, these two sectors create 
approximately 50 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions. 
Investments that advance a more seamless connection between 
transportation and housing will help reduce impacts on the 
environment.
    Further, in this time of economic recovery, states, cities 
and localities are searching for ways to enhance the vitality 
of their regions. Recognizing the unique characteristics of 
individual communities and the importance of local decision-
making and planning, the Committee does not advocate a ``one 
size fits all'' approach to the concept of sustainability. The 
Committee believes that better collaboration between federal 
agencies can serve to eliminate bureaucratic red tape which 
will, in turn, allow communities to stretch their federal 
dollars further and help expedite project development and 
completion. When communities integrate their transportation, 
housing and energy plans, local resources and family budgets 
are best utilized. Through transit-oriented and mixed-use 
development, local resources are coordinated and complementary, 
not disjointed, which enhances the livability of any locality, 
whether a large urban center or a rural downtown.
    In order to achieve the goals of sustainability outlined 
above, inter-agency collaboration is the key to breaking down 
traditional silos and the formulation of good policy decisions. 
The Committee is pleased that based on past recommendations of 
this Subcommittee, the Department of Transportation and the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development have formed the 
Interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities, along with 
the Environmental Protection Agency. This alliance aims to 
integrate green practices and sustainability into baseline 
standards for development. The Sustainable Community 
Initiative, funded in HUD by the Committee last year, provided 
$150,000,000 to promote this type of teamwork. Thus far, the 
Partnership has resulted in an unprecedented amount of 
cooperation among Federal partners, including inter-agency 
review teams for Notices of Funding Availability. The Committee 
is pleased that the fiscal year 2011 budget includes funding 
for livability proposals from the Department of Transportation 
and looks forward to continued cooperation amongst these 
agencies, and others, as appropriate. Therefore, the Committee 
includes $527,000,000 for livability initiatives within DOT and 
$150,000,000 for sustainability programs within HUD.

     Government Accountability To Eliminate Waste, Fraud and Abuse

    The federal government must maximize taxpayer dollars by 
investing in programs that improve lives and promote economic 
growth. Misuse of these funds is unacceptable and a disservice 
to the American people. The Committee has taken steps to ensure 
that any waste, fraud, or abuse of taxpayer dollars is dealt 
with and related policies are examined to better utilize these 
resources. The Committee has performed this important oversight 
role through the use of hearings, reviews by the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO), the Committee on Appropriations' 
Surveys and Investigations staff, and directives in its annual 
appropriation Act, including the accompanying report, to 
promote strong project management and leadership at the 
agencies under its jurisdiction, with an emphasis on the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
    This year, the Committee has focused on a number of 
programs that may be susceptible to waste, fraud, and abuse, as 
well as significant management issues for which the agencies 
must remain accountable. For example, oversight of the Federal 
Aviation Administration includes ensuring that critical safety 
equipment is deployed within a reasonable time frame; that air 
traffic controller training initiatives are managed properly; 
that actual safety technician staffing levels remain at the 
mutually agreed upon minimums throughout the entirety of the 
year. The importance of timely and reliable financial data 
cannot be understated, especially in a program as large and as 
complicated as the Federal-aid highway program. The Committee 
believes that accurate financial information is a critical 
aspect of the FHWA's oversight role and has directed the agency 
to embark on a review of its financial management system in 
order to ensure that it has the information necessary to 
encourage efficient and cost-effective decision making from 
state and local governments. At the Maritime Administration 
(MARAD), conscientious management of the U.S. Merchant Marine 
Academy (the Academy) is necessary to ensure a high quality 
education for the next generation of merchant mariners. 
Therefore the Committee requires MARAD to submit a 
comprehensive spend plan before all funds will be released to 
the Academy. Additionally, in light of the serious concerns 
over the last several months surrounding unintended 
acceleration in vehicles, the Committee has highlighted 
oversight of electronic vehicle controls as a key management 
issue for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
    In other operating divisions of DOT, the Committee requests 
targeted inquiries from GAO and the DOT Inspector General, as 
well as regular reporting requirements to the Committee. For 
instance, the Committee has directed GAO to conduct a follow-up 
to its 2007 audit of the FHWA's emergency relief program to 
determine if the agency is doing everything within its 
authority to recapture unused program funds and tighten 
eligibility standards to guarantee that limited program 
resources are used effectively. Additionally, the Committee 
focuses on eliminating mismanagement of funds provided for 
information technology (IT) investments by requiring the 
Inspector General to monitor the progress of the DOT's IT 
improvement initiatives; and directing GAO to review the 
expenditures of the Financial Management Capital account.
    The Committee believes critical areas of management focus 
at DOT must be the high speed rail and infrastructure 
investment programs first funded in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act. The Committee considers the investments made 
by these programs to be critical to the nation's infrastructure 
and economic recovery. However, the Committee is adamant about 
the immense need for comprehensive oversight of these programs. 
The Committee expects the Department to have thorough grant 
management processes in place for these programs including key 
implementation milestones and related cost estimates. In 
addition, the Committee has directed DOT to provide regular 
updates to the Committee on the progress of these grants.
    Within HUD, the Committee has focused this year's bill and 
report on strengthening the core programs of the Department and 
eliminating large carryover balances by requiring the issuance 
of Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) within strict 
timeframes. Further, the Committee is mandating administrative 
reforms in the Housing for the Elderly program and in the 
Housing for Persons with Disabilities program through the 
accompanying report. HUD's programs are too vital to low-income 
populations to have funding that does not get obligated or 
expended in a timely fashion. Further, the Committee requires a 
GAO-approved spend plan for any information technology 
development at HUD before any major investments may be made. 
Due to funding lapses in the salaries and expenses accounts, 
the Committee is conducting additional oversight in this 
account and is now requiring quarterly staffing reports from 
the Department.

          Expiring Authorizations for Transportation Programs

    At the time the Committee began consideration of this bill 
to fund programs for fiscal year 2011, many of the 
transportation agencies under its jurisdiction were without 
long-term authorizations--the most recent surface 
transportation authorization Act, the Safe, Accountable, 
Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for 
Users (SAFETEA-LU), expired on September 30, 2009; the 
authorization for the National Transportation Safety Board 
expired on September 30, 2008; the most recent aviation 
authorization Act, Vision 100--Century of Aviation 
Reauthorization Act, expired on September 30, 2007; and even 
the most recent pipeline safety Act, the Pipeline Inspection, 
Protection, Enforcement, and Safety Act of 2006, is set to 
expire on September 30, 2010, unless action is taken before 
then. These bills provide budget authority and contract 
authority authorizations for most Federal aviation, highway, 
highway safety, transit, motor carrier safety, and pipeline 
safety programs and are critical to providing Federal 
investment in our transportation infrastructure and maintaining 
the safety of these systems. The role of the appropriations 
process with respect to these programs is to appropriate budget 
authority or to set obligation limitations on contract 
authority so that overall Federal spending stays within 
legislated targets. Lack of long-term authorizations creates 
uncertainty, erodes stability, and makes it difficult for 
states and transportation agencies to plan for current as well 
as future investments. Many of these programs are currently 
operating based on short-term extensions, but even those are 
set to expire soon. The current surface transportation 
extension will expire on December 31, 2010, and the current 
aviation extension expires on July 3, 2010, which will mark the 
fourteenth time the program will need to be extended since 
Vision 100 expired. Progress on a long-term surface 
transportation authorization bill has been hindered by the 
insolvency of the highway trust fund and the lack of a viable 
funding source to sustain our transportation investment needs 
into the future.
    Further complicating matters is the fact that the 
President's budget that was submitted to the Committee 
contained no significant policy recommendations for most of the 
programs subject to reauthorization. The President's budget 
instead provides only baseline funding levels for most of these 
programs. The Committee understands that the Department of 
Transportation has embarked on a ``Surface Transportation 
Reauthorization Outreach Tour'' as the first step in developing 
the Administration's reauthorization proposal. Given the 
national and long-term impacts that changes to the 
authorization and financing structure of these programs will 
have, the Committee believes the Administration must exert 
greater leadership in this area and looks forward to seeing the 
product of this tour. The Committee strongly believes that now 
is the time to transform and modernize our transportation 
systems and time is of the essence.
    However, because reauthorization actions have not yet been 
completed, the Committee has continued the fiscal year 2010 
program structure for all of the transportation programs 
subject to reauthorization and has, for the most part, 
generally assumed that the partial year funding levels provided 
by the current extension Acts will be extended and annualized 
for fiscal year 2011.

              Operating Plan and Reprogramming Procedures

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

                    Relationship With Budget Offices

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

                            Tabular Summary

    A table summarizing the amounts provided for fiscal year 
2010 and the amounts recommended in the bill for fiscal year 
2011 compared with the budget estimates is included at the end 
of this report.

                           Committee Hearings

    In addition to the hearings noted above, the Committee also 
conducted extensive hearings on the programs and projects 
provided for in this bill. Pursuant to House rules, each of 
these hearings was open to the public. The Committee received 
testimony from cabinet officers, agency heads, inspectors 
general, and other officials of the executive branch in areas 
under the bill's jurisdiction. In addition, the Committee has 
considered written material submitted for the hearing record by 
Members of Congress, private citizens, local government 
entities, and private organizations. The bill recommendations 
for fiscal year 2011 have been developed after careful 
consideration of all the information available to the 
Committee.

                     Program, Project, and Activity

    During fiscal year 2011, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms `program, project, and 
activity' shall mean any item for which a dollar amount is 
contained in an appropriations Act (including joint resolutions 
providing continuing appropriations) or accompanying reports of 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, or 
accompanying conference reports and joint explanatory 
statements of the committee of conference. This definition 
shall apply to all programs for which new budget (obligational) 
authority is provided, as well as to capital investment grants 
within the Federal Transit Administration. In addition, the 
percentage reductions made pursuant to a sequestration order to 
funds appropriated for facilities and equipment within the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall be applied equally to 
each budget item that is listed under said accounts in the 
budget justifications submitted to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations as modified by subsequent 
appropriations Acts and accompanying committee reports, 
conference reports, or joint explanatory statements of the 
committee of conference.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


                        Office of the Secretary


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $102,686,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       117,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       111,615,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +8,929,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        -5,385,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill provides $111,615,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the offices comprising the Office of the Secretary 
of Transportation (OST). The Committee's recommendation 
includes individual funding for each of these offices as has 
been done in prior years. The following table compares the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level to the fiscal year 2011 budget 
request and the Committee's recommendation by office:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Fiscal year 2010   Fiscal year 2011
                                                              enacted            request       House recommended
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Immediate office of the secretary......................         $2,631,000         $2,667,000         $2,667,000
Office of the deputy secretary.........................            986,000          1,000,000          1,000,000
Office of the executive secretariat....................          1,658,000          1,683,000          1,683,000
Office of the under secretary of transportation for             11,100,000         13,568,000         12,015,000
 policy................................................
Official of small and disadvantaged business                     1,499,000          1,513,000          1,513,000
 utilization...........................................
Office of the chief information officer................         13,215,000         22,995,000         19,663,000
Office of the assistant secretary for governmental               2,504,000          2,530,000          2,530,000
 affairs...............................................
Office of the general counsel..........................         20,359,000         19,711,000         19,711,000
Office of the assistant secretary for budget and                10,559,000         12,399,000         11,899,000
 programs..............................................
Office of the assistant secretary for administration...         25,520,000         25,695,000         25,695,000
Office of public affairs...............................          2,055,000          2,240,000          2,240,000
Office of intelligence and security and emergency               10,600,000         10,999,000         10,999,000
 response..............................................
    Total..............................................        102,686,000        117,000,000        111,615,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Immediate office of the secretary.--The immediate Office of 
the Secretary has primary responsibility to provide overall 
planning, direction, and control of departmental affairs. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,667,000 for the 
expenses of the immediate Office of the Secretary, which is 
$36,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same 
as the level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 budget request.
    Immediate office of the deputy secretary.--The Office of 
the Deputy Secretary has primary responsibility to assist the 
Secretary in the overall planning, direction, and control of 
departmental affairs. The Deputy Secretary serves as the chief 
operating officer of the Department of Transportation. The 
Committee recommends $1,000,000 for expenses of the Office of 
the Deputy Secretary, which is $14,000 above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level and the same as the level proposed in the 
fiscal year 2011 budget.
    Executive secretariat.--The Executive Secretariat assists 
the Secretary and Deputy Secretary in carrying out their 
responsibilities by controlling and coordinating internal and 
external documents. The Committee recommends an appropriation 
of $1,683,000 for the expenses of the Executive Secretariat, 
which is $25,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
the same as the level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    Office of the under secretary of transportation for 
policy.--The Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation 
for Policy serves as the Department's chief policy officer, and 
is responsible for the coordination and development of 
departmental policy and legislative initiatives; international 
standards development and harmonization; aviation and other 
transportation-related trade negotiations; the performance of 
policy and economic analysis; and the execution of the 
Essential Air Service program. The Committee recommends 
$12,015,000 for the Office of the Under Secretary of 
Transportation for Policy, which is $915,000 above the fiscal 
year 2010 enacted level and $1,553,000 below the level proposed 
in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    The Committee denies the request for additional full time 
equivalent (FTE). The Committee believes the policy office has 
a sufficient number of staff to support the Department's policy 
needs. The Committee provides half of the funding requested for 
staffing the Transportation Counsel at the U.S. Embassy in 
Kabul and the Transportation Attache for the U.S. Embassy in 
Baghdad and believes the remainder should be provided by the 
Department of State.
    Office of small and disadvantaged business utilization.--
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is 
responsible for promoting small and disadvantaged business 
participation in the Department's procurement and grants 
programs. The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$1,513,000 for this office, which is $14,000 above the fiscal 
year 2010 enacted level and the same as the level proposed in 
the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    Office of the chief information officer.--The Office of the 
Chief Information Officer serves as the principal advisor to 
the Secretary on information resources and information systems 
management. The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$19,663,000 for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
which is $6,448,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level 
and $3,332,000 below the fiscal year 2011 budget request.
    The Committee fully supports the OCIO's efforts to improve 
the Department's information technology systems. However, the 
Committee does not provide the entire request of 50 new 
positions for the Next Generation IT Environment initiative and 
Cyber Security initiative in fiscal year 2011. The Committee 
fears doubling the staff of the OCIO would create unintended 
consequences that would hinder, rather than improve, the 
Department's information management. Therefore, the Committee 
has provided funding for 13 positions and 6 FTE in this account 
and no funding for personnel in the Cyber Security Initiatives. 
The Committee directs the Department to allocate these 
positions between the two initiatives as appropriate to meet 
the stated goals. The Committee will entertain reprogramming 
requests if there is a dire need for additional FTE. In 
addition, the Committee provides $5,000,000 for the Next 
Generation IT Infrastructure initiative. The Committee directs 
the Department's Inspector General to assess DOT's progress in 
meeting cyber security vulnerabilities and upgrading the 
overall IT environment.
    Office of the assistant secretary for governmental 
affairs.--The Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Governmental Affairs is responsible for coordinating all 
Congressional, intergovernmental, and consumer activities of 
the Department. The Committee recommends $2,530,000 for the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, 
which is $26,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
the same as the level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    In addition, the bill continues a provision (Sec. 188) that 
requires the Department to notify the Committees on 
Appropriations no fewer than three business days before any 
discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding 
grant agreement in excess of $1,000,000 is announced by the 
Department or its modal administrations from: (1) any 
discretionary program of the Federal Highway Administration 
other than the emergency relief program; (2) the airport 
improvement program of the Federal Aviation Administration; (3) 
any grant from the Federal Railroad Administration; and (4) any 
program of the Federal Transit Administration other than the 
formula grants and fixed guideway modernization programs. Such 
notification shall include the date on which the official 
announcement of the grant is to be made and no such 
announcement shall involve funds that are not available for 
obligation.
    Office of the general counsel.--The Office of the General 
Counsel provides legal services to the Office of the Secretary 
and coordinates and reviews the legal work of the chief 
counsels' offices of the operating administrations. The 
Committee recommends $19,711,000 for the Office of General 
Counsel, which is $648,000 below the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level, and the same as the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    Office of the assistant secretary for budget and 
programs.--The Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs is 
responsible for developing, reviewing, and presenting budget 
resource requirements for the Department to the Secretary, 
Congress, and the Office of Management and Budget. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,899,000 for the 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs, 
which is $1,340,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level 
and $500,000 below the level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 
budget.
    The Committee approves the request for 11 positions and 6 
FTE and provides half the funding requested for program 
evaluation.
    The bill contains a general provision (Sec. 194), as 
requested in the budget, which includes an additional 
$7,622,655 to increase the Department's acquisition workforce 
capacity and capabilities.
    Office of the assistant secretary for administration.--The 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as 
the principal advisor to the Secretary on department-wide 
administrative matters and her responsibilities include 
leadership in acquisition reform and human capital. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,695,000 for the 
expenses of this office, which is $175,000 above the fiscal 
year 2010 enacted level and the same as the level proposed in 
the 2011 fiscal year budget.
    Office of public affairs.--The Office of Public Affairs is 
responsible for the Department's press releases, articles, 
briefing materials, publications, and audio-visual materials. 
The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,240,000 for the 
expenses of the Office of Public Affairs, which is $185,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same as the 
level proposed in the 2011 fiscal year budget.
    Office of intelligence, security, and emergency response.--
The Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response 
was established in fiscal year 2005 by merging the Secretary's 
Office of Intelligence and Security with the Research and 
Special Program Administration's Office of Emergency 
Transportation. This office is responsible for intelligence, 
security policy, preparedness, training and exercises, national 
security, and operations. The Committee recommendation includes 
$10,999,000 for the Office of Intelligence, Security, and 
Emergency Response, which is $399,000 above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level and the same as the level proposed in the 
2011 fiscal year budget.
    Congressional budget justifications.--The Committee directs 
the Department to include the same level of detail that was 
provided in the congressional budget justifications submitted 
in fiscal year 2011. Further, the Department is directed to 
include in the budget justification funding levels for the 
prior year, current year, and budget year for all programs, 
activities, initiatives, and program elements. Each budget 
submitted by the Department must also include a detailed 
justification for the incremental funding increases and 
additional FTEs being requested above the enacted level, by 
program, activity, or program element.
    OST currently includes a helpful discussion in its 
justification of changes from the current year to the request. 
To ensure that each adjustment is identified, the Committee 
directs OST in future congressional justifications to include 
detailed information in tabular format, which identifies 
specific changes in funding from the current year to the budget 
year for each office, including each office within OST.
    Operating plan.--The Committee directs the Department to 
submit an operating plan for fiscal year 2011 signed by the 
Secretary for review by the Committees on Appropriations within 
60 days of the bill's enactment. The operating plan should 
include funding levels for the various offices, programs, and 
initiatives detailed down to the object class or program 
element covered in the budget justification and supporting 
documents, documents referenced in the House and Senate 
appropriations reports, and the statement of the managers.
    General provisions.--The Committee notes that in the past 
many general provisions included in the President's budget 
request were not justified, addressed, nor presented in any DOT 
justification. Therefore, the Committee continues to direct DOT 
to justify each general provision proposed either in its 
relevant modal congressional justification or in the OST 
congressional justification.
    Bill language.--The bill continues language that permits up 
to $2,500,000 of fees to be credited to the Office of the 
Secretary for salaries and expenses.

                          LIVABLE COMMUNITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       $20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +20,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The goal of the livable communities program is to promote 
livable communities through investment in transportation 
infrastructure to decrease transportation costs; improve access 
to jobs and services; promote healthy communities; improve air 
quality; protect the natural environment; and enhance the 
unique characteristics of communities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for the livable 
communities program, which is $20,000,000 above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level and the same as the level proposed in the 
fiscal year 2011 budget.
    Grant to states and localities.--The Committee includes 
$12,000,00 for grants and technical assistance targeted at 
improving states, regions, and localities' ability to plan and 
execute transportation investments in support of livability and 
sustainability goals.
    Uniform benchmarks.--The Committee includes $4,000,000 to 
develop uniform benchmarks for assessing the effectiveness of 
livability-oriented interventions, including performance 
measures of livability outcomes to determine how various 
federal infrastructure investments impact livability.
    Establishing the office of livable communities.--The 
Committee includes $4,000,000 to establish the Office of 
Livable Communities and to support administrative and technical 
oversight activities for the livable communities program. The 
Committee expects the Office of Livable Communities to 
coordinate livability efforts among all of the modes and with 
external partners. Ultimately, the Committee will hold the 
Office of Livable Communities accountable for all of the 
Department's livable community initiatives.
    Partnership for sustainable communities.--The Committee is 
pleased by the collaboration between the Department of 
Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
and the Environmental Protection Agency in the Partnership for 
Sustainable Communities. The Committee urges this partnership 
to bring in other Departments and Agencies as appropriate. The 
Committee recognizes the difficulties of making large 
bureaucracies work together and commends this partnership on 
its ability to affect change in the short time since its 
inception.

                   NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $600,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       400,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      -200,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +400,000,000
    The national infrastructure investment program was created 
in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide 
grants to state and local governments to improve the Nation's 
transportation infrastructure. The infrastructure investment 
program awards funds on a competitive basis to grantees 
selected because of the significant impact they will have on 
the Nation, a metropolitan area, or region.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $400,000,000 for the national 
infrastructure investment program, which is $200,000,000 below 
the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and $400,000,000 above the 
level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 budget. The Committee, 
recognizing that the applications for the $2.5 billion provided 
in ARRA totaled $56.9 billion, continues this program for 
fiscal year 2011. The Committee is pleased by the innovation 
and enthusiasm this program has created and believes the 
national infrastructure investment program incentivizes 
thinking in terms of intermodalism.
    The Committee urges the Secretary to give consideration to 
innovative projects that support investment in freight rail and 
inland ports. In addition, as no funding is provided for the 
rail line relocation and improvement program in fiscal year 
2011, the Committee urges traditional rail line relocation 
applicants to apply, if their projects correlate to the 
national infrastructure investment program.
    The primary purpose of the national infrastructure 
investment program is to advance projects that will improve the 
efficiency and safety of the nation's transportation network. 
To date, the program has focused exclusively on surface 
transportation projects. The Committee believes that the 
program should not ignore potential infrastructure investments 
that might serve to benefit and transform the nation's air 
transportation system as well. The Committee recommendation 
allows the Secretary to use up to 10 percent of the funds 
provided for this program to conduct a demonstration of NextGen 
air traffic control capabilities.
    The Committee continues to require the Secretary to provide 
funding in an equitable appropriately balanced geographic 
distribution in order to address the needs of urban and rural 
communities. Additionally, the Committee continues to require 
the Secretary to give priority to projects that require a 
contribution of Federal funds in order to complete an overall 
financing package.
    Grant award size.--The Committee continues to set minimum 
and maximum grant size, and to set a limitation on the amount 
of funding that may be awarded to any individual State.
    Rural areas.--The Committee requires the Secretary to 
provide no less than $100,000,000 for projects located in rural 
areas. Since a smaller investment may constitute a significant 
improvement for rural communities, the bill lowers the minimum 
rural grant size to $1,000,000. In addition, the Committee 
allows the Secretary to provide a waiver for the local match 
requirement for such projects.
    Credit assistance.--The Committee allows up to $60,000,000 
of the funding provided for surface transportation 
infrastructure to be used to pay for the subsidy and 
administrative costs of projects eligible for credit assistance 
under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation 
Act (TIFIA).
    Planning activities.--The Committee allows up to 
$20,000,000 of the funding provided for surface transportation 
infrastructure to be used for the planning, preparation or 
design of eligible projects. This funding will improve the 
capacity of state, local, and regional governments to develop 
significant transportation solutions, including innovative and 
multijurisdictional projects that do not fit easily into 
existing federal programs.
    Administration of the program.--The bill allows the 
Secretary to use $16,000,000 of the funding for administrative 
and oversight activities, and to transfer portions of this 
funding to the appropriate modal administrations as needed. The 
Committee believes that the modal administrations offer 
valuable expertise that has been acquired through years of 
experience, and the Committee encourages the Secretary to take 
advantage of this resource within the Department. The Committee 
believes this program must be a critical area of management 
focus at DOT. The Committee considers the investments made by 
this program to be critical to the nation's infrastructure and 
economic recovery. Therefore, the Committee is adamant about 
the immense need for comprehensive oversight of this program. 
The Committee expects the Department to have thorough grant 
management processes in place for this program including key 
implementation milestones and related oversight cost estimates. 
Therefore, the Committee directs OST to submit a report on the 
oversight and grants management process of the infrastructure 
investment program to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations by March 27, 2011.
    Application process.--As with all funds awarded as grants 
at the Secretary's discretion, the Committee expects the 
Secretary to maintain an application process that is 
transparent, fair, and accessible to all interested parties. 
The Secretary must publish a set of project selection criteria 
no sooner than 60 days after enactment of the bill. The 
Committee expects the Secretary to publicize the criteria to 
all possible grant applicants, and to adhere rigorously and 
consistently to the published criteria in measuring all 
applications.

                      FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CAPITAL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        21,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +13,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        -2,500,000
    The Financial Management Capital program continues funding 
for a multi-year project to upgrade DOT's financial systems and 
processes. The project will implement Treasury Department and 
Office of Management and Budget requirements.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    This Committee recommends $18,500,000 for financial 
management capital program, which is $13,500,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level and $2,500,000 below the fiscal 
year 2011 budget request.
    The Committee denies the request for FTE in this account. 
The Committee believes the Department has a sufficient number 
of staff in the office of budget to fulfill the needs of this 
initiative. The Committee reduces overall funding in this 
account without prejudice due to budget constraints. Over the 
last two years, the Committee has demonstrated its support for 
this initiative by providing $10 million.
    The Committee directs the Government Accountability Office 
(GAO) to review the cost, schedule and performance of this 
project. The assessment should include information on the 
status of the project's schedule, budget, and expenditures as 
well as a prioritization of project risks and their mitigation 
efforts.

                       CYBER SECURITY INITIATIVES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       $30,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,188,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +28,188,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        -1,812,000
    The Department's OCIO is requesting a one-time 
appropriation to close the Department's most serious cyber 
security gaps. These funds will be used to close DOT's existing 
cyber security and privacy performance gaps; adapt DOT's 
security posture to a Web 2.0 environment; transition from a 
reactive to a proactive security posture; and achieve the goals 
of Federal cyber security strategic plans and initiatives.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $28,188,000 for the cyber security 
initiatives, which is $28,188,000 above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and $1,812,000 below the level proposed in the 
fiscal year 2011 budget. The Committee provides these funds for 
a one-time investment in the cyber security of the Department. 
The Committee directs the Department to submit quarterly 
reports on the progress made with these funds and expects that 
all resources will be part of the OCIO or working capital fund 
by the end of fiscal year 2013.
    The Committee fully supports the OCIO's efforts to improve 
the Department's information technology systems. However, the 
Committee denies the Department's request for 25 positions and 
13 FTE. The Committee fears doubling the staff of the OCIO 
would create unintended consequences that would hinder rather 
than improve the Department's information management. 
Therefore, the Committee has provided funding for 12 positions 
in the OCIO and no funding for personnel in this account. The 
Committee directs the Department to allocate these positions 
between the two initiatives as appropriate to achieve the 
stated goals. The Committee will entertain reprogramming 
requests if there is a dire need for additional FTE. The 
Committee directs the Department's Inspector General to assess 
DOT's progress in meeting cyber security vulnerabilities and 
upgrading the overall IT environment.

                         OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $9,667,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         9,767,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,767,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          +100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for advising the 
Secretary on civil rights and equal opportunity issues, and 
ensuring the full implementation of the civil rights laws and 
departmental civil rights policies in all official actions and 
programs. This office is responsible for enforcing laws and 
regulations that prohibit discrimination in federally operated 
and federally assisted transportation programs and enabling 
access to transportation providers. The Office of Civil Rights 
also handles all civil rights cases affecting Department of 
Transportation employees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,767,000 for the office of civil 
rights, which is $100,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and the same as the level proposed in the fiscal year 
2011 budget.

           TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $16,168,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         9,819,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,819,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -8,349,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    This appropriation finances research activities and studies 
related to the planning, analysis, and information development 
used in the formulation of national transportation policies and 
plans. It also finances the staff necessary to conduct these 
efforts. The overall program is carried out primarily through 
contracts with other federal agencies, educational 
institutions, nonprofit research organizations, and private 
firms.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,918,000 for 
transportation planning, research and development, which is 
$8,349,000 below the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and equal 
to the level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    The Committee directs funding to be allocated to the 
following projects:
 Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, MN/WI........        $1,000,000
New England Freight Rail Infrastructure Study, MA.....           300,000
Chicago Aviation Education Initiative, IL.............           250,000
                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND
 Limitation, fiscal year 2010..........................    ($147,596,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................     (148,096,000)
Bill compared with:
    Limitation, fiscal year 2010......................        (+500,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................    (+148,096,000)
    The working capital fund was created to provide common 
administrative services to the operating administrations and 
outside entities that contract for the fund's services. The 
working capital fund operates on a fee-for-service basis and 
receives no direct appropriations; it is fully self-sustaining 
and must achieve full cost recovery.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $148,096,000 on 
the working capital fund. The Committee recommends raising the 
limitation $500,000 over the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    Operating administrations' usage of working capital fund.--
The Committee directs the Department in its fiscal year 2011 
congressional justifications to account for increases or 
decreases in individual modes working capital fund billings to 
be requested or anticipated by the mode, rather than the 
working capital fund managers. In addition, the Committee 
directs the Department to include a master table of all 
estimated transfers from each mode for the previous, current 
and next budget year in its fiscal year budget justification 
for the working capital fund.

               MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Limitation on
                                      Appropriation     guaranteed loans
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...           $923,000      ($18,367,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..            913,000       (18,367,000)
Recommended in the bill...........            913,000       (18,367,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                -10,000            (- - -)
 2010.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year               (- - -)            (- - -)
 2011.............................
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    Through the Short Term Lending Program, the minority 
business resource center assists disadvantaged, minority, and 
women-owned businesses with obtaining short-term working 
capital for DOT and DOT-funded transportation-related 
contracts. The program enables qualified businesses to obtain 
loans at two percentage points above the prime interest rate 
with DOT guaranteeing up to 75 percent of the loan.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $913,000 for the minority business 
resource center, which is $10,000 below the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and equal to the fiscal year 2011 budget request. 
The Committee recommends a limitation on guaranteed loans of 
$18,367,000, the same as the budget request and the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level.

                       MINORITY BUSINESS OUTREACH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $3,074,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         3,395,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,395,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          +321,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Minority Business outreach program provides contractual 
support to small and disadvantaged businesses by providing 
information dissemination and technical and financial 
assistance to empower these businesses to compete for 
contracting opportunities with DOT and DOT-funded contracts or 
grants for transportation related projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,395,000 for minority business 
outreach, which is $321,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and the same as the level proposed in the fiscal year 
2011 budget.

                        PAYMENTS TO AIR CARRIERS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $150,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       132,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       146,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -4,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +14,000,000
    The Essential Air Service program (EAS) was created by the 
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 as a ten-year measure to 
continue air service to communities that had received air 
service prior to deregulation. The program currently provides 
subsidies to air carriers serving small communities that meet 
certain criteria.
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 
1996 authorized the collection of ``overflight fees.'' 
Overflight fees are a type of user fee collected by the Federal 
Aviation Administration (FAA) from aircraft that neither take 
off from, nor land in, the United States. The Act permanently 
appropriated these fees for authorized expenses of the FAA and 
stipulated that the first $50,000,000 of annual fee collections 
must be used to finance the EAS program. If there is a 
shortfall in fees, the law requires the FAA to make up the 
difference from other available funds.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2011, the Committee recommends a total EAS 
program funding level of $196,000,000. This consists of a 
general fund appropriation of $146,000,000, and $50,000,000 to 
be derived from overflight fee collections. The Committee's 
recommendation is $4,000,000 below the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and $14,000,000 above the fiscal year 2011 request.
    The Committee rejects the Department's proposal to limit 
the EAS program to only those communities being served as of 
October 1, 2010 and therefore provides additional funding to 
the budget request. The Committee recognizes the EAS program 
needs reform and recommends the issue of capping participants 
be examined through the authorization process.
    Based on current DOT estimates, the Committee believes the 
funding level is sufficient to maintain air service to all 
communities currently being served by the EAS program. However, 
in the event of a shortfall, the bill continues language 
allowing the Secretary to transfer such sums as necessary from 
any available amounts appropriated to or directly administered 
by the Office of the Secretary.
    The Committee continues language to ensure the prompt 
availability of funds for obligation to air carriers providing 
service under the EAS program. The Committee has also continued 
language that allows the Secretary to take into consideration 
the subsidy requirements of carriers when selecting between 
carriers competing to provide service to a community.
    The bill includes a provision (Sec. 102) prohibiting the 
use of funds to implement an essential air service program that 
requires local participation.

          NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE INNOVATION AND FINANCE FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................    $4,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................    -4,000,000,000
    For the second year, the President's budget includes a 
legislative proposal to create a national infrastructure fund 
to invest in large capital infrastructure projects that promise 
significant national or regional economic benefits. Through the 
National Infrastructure Innovation and Finance Fund (I Fund), 
Federal funds would be delivered through a variety of credit 
and grant mechanisms designed to not only provide Federal 
resources but also attract and coordinate state, local, and 
private co-investment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides no funding for this fund as it is 
not authorized. The Committee is intrigued with the idea of a 
mechanism to prioritize and finance national investments in 
infrastructure. The Committee urges the Administration to 
rethink this proposal to include a broader scope beyond 
transportation infrastructure. The Committee believes in taking 
a new direction in Federal infrastructure investment, 
specifically one that supports regionally and nationally 
significant, high-value projects that cross programmatic silos 
and are funded through a merit-based selection process.

  ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

    Section 101. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the Office of the Secretary of Transportation from 
approving assessments or reimbursable agreements pertaining to 
funds appropriated to the operating administrations in this 
Act, unless such assessments or agreements have completed the 
normal reprogramming process for Congressional notification.
    Section 102. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to implement an essential air 
service local cost share participation program.
    Section 103. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Secretary or his designee to work with States and State 
legislators to consider proposals related to the reduction of 
motorcycle fatalities.
    Section 104. The Committee includes a provision that 
increases transparency in the National Infrastructure 
Investments program by requiring DOT to post on the 
Department's web site, prior to announcing of grant awards, any 
requests or applications for program funding and, within five 
days of announcing awards, the criteria used in the selection 
process. Additionally, the DOT OIG is required to review ten 
percent of grant recipients under this program.

                    Federal Aviation Administration

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible 
for the safety and development of civil aviation and the 
evolution of a national system of airports. The Federal 
Government's regulatory role in civil aviation began with the 
creation of an Aeronautics Branch within the Department of 
Commerce pursuant to the Air Commerce Act of 1926. This Act 
instructed the Secretary of Commerce to foster air commerce; 
designate and establish airways; establish, operate, and 
maintain aids to navigation; arrange for research and 
development to improve such aids; issue airworthiness 
certificates for aircraft and major aircraft components; and 
investigate civil aviation accidents. In the Civil Aeronautics 
Act of 1938, these activities were subsumed into a new, 
independent agency named the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
    After further administrative reorganizations, Congress 
streamlined regulatory oversight in 1957 with the creation of 
two separate agencies, the Federal Aviation Agency and the 
Civil Aeronautics Board. When the Department of Transportation 
began its operations on April 1, 1967, the Federal Aviation 
Agency was renamed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
and became one of several modal administrations within the 
department. The Civil Aeronautics Board was later phased out 
with enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and 
ceased to exist at the end of 1984. FAA's mission expanded in 
1995 with the transfer of the Office of Commercial Space 
Transportation from the Office of the Secretary, and decreased 
in December 2001 with the transfer of civil aviation security 
activities to the new Transportation Security Administration. 
Similar to the surface transportation programs, the FAA's 
programs have gone through a series of short-term extensions. 
The aviation programs are currently authorized through July 3, 
2010. In order to provide greater stability and predictability 
to the agency's programs and operations, the Committee is 
hopeful that a multi-year authorization will be enacted in the 
near future.

                               OPERATIONS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $9,350,028,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     9,793,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,793,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      +442,972,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    This appropriation provides funds for the operation, 
maintenance, communications, and logistical support of the air 
traffic control and air navigation systems. It also covers 
administrative and managerial costs for the FAA's regulatory, 
international, medical, engineering and development programs as 
well as policy oversight and overall management functions.
    The operations appropriation includes the following major 
activities: (1) operation on a 24-hour daily basis of a 
national air traffic system; (2) establishment and maintenance 
of a national system of aids to navigation; (3) establishment 
and surveillance of civil air regulations to assure safety in 
aviation; (4) development of standards, rules and regulations 
governing the physical fitness of airmen as well as the 
administration of an aviation medical research program; (5) 
administration of the acquisition, research and development 
programs; (6) headquarters, administration and other staff 
offices; and (7) development, printing, and distribution of 
aeronautical charts used by the flying public.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,793,000,000 for FAA operations 
which is the same level requested in the budget and 
$442,972,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    A comparison of the fiscal year 2011 budget request to the 
Committee recommendation by budget activity is as follows:

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                                                          Fiscal year 2010   Fiscal year 2011      Committee
                    Budget activity                           enacted            request         recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air traffic organization...............................     $7,299,299,000     $7,630,628,000     $7,630,628,000
Aviation safety........................................      1,234,065,000      1,293,986,000      1,304,486,000
Commercial space transportation........................         15,237,000         15,747,000         16,747,000
Financial services.....................................        113,681,000        114,784,000        114,784,000
Human resources........................................        100,428,000        103,297,000        103,297,000
Region and center operations...........................        341,977,000        366,354,000        361,354,000
Staff offices..........................................        196,063,000        212,255,000        208,994,000
Information services...................................         49,278,000         55,949,000         53,360,000
Adjustments............................................  .................  .................           -650,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total..............................................      9,350,028,000      9,793,000,000      9,793,000,000
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    Justification of general provisions.--The Committee 
continues its direction to provide a justification for each 
general provision proposed in the FAA budget and therefore 
expects the fiscal year 2012 budget to include adequate 
information on each proposed general provision.
    Organizational structure.--The Committee commends the 
Administrator's efforts to break down organizational silos that 
exist between the FAA's various lines of business. In an era 
when budgetary resources are only going to become more 
constrained and competitive, it will be necessary for the FAA 
to increase its overall efficiency and to reduce or eliminate 
duplicative functions. In that regard, the Committee directs 
the Administrator to conduct a review of the FAA's 
organizational structure to identify staff functions that are 
duplicative and could be handled more centrally. The Committee 
supports the core mission functions of the agency, and is by no 
means suggesting any sort of wholesale reorganization. The 
Committee reminds the FAA that any reorganization must follow 
the reprogramming requirements specified in section 405 of this 
Act.
    Use of FAA aircraft.--The FAA possesses and operates a 
number of aircraft which are used by a variety of federal 
agencies to carry out executive branch functions. The Committee 
understands that the rates FAA charges for the use of the 
agency's aircraft are out of date and may not adequately cover 
the operating costs associated with the use of these aircraft. 
The Committee directs FAA to update its rates consistent with 
the OMB Circular No. A-126, Attachment A. The Committee directs 
FAA to report to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations within 60 days of enactment as to the status of 
the agency's compliance with the OMB Circular.

                     TRUST FUND SHARE OF FAA BUDGET

    The bill derives $3,900,000,000 of the total operations 
appropriation from the airport and airway trust fund. The 
balance of the appropriation ($5,893,000,000) will be drawn 
from the general fund of the Treasury. Under these provisions, 
roughly 65 percent of FAA's entire budget will be borne by air 
travelers and industries using those services. The remaining 35 
percent will be borne by the general taxpayer, regardless of 
whether they directly utilize FAA services. The Committee 
remains concerned about the increasing share of the FAA's 
budget that must be covered by the general fund.

               STATE OF THE AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND

    The following table depicts the Administration's revenue 
and outlay estimates for the airport and airway trust fund as 
calculated by the Department of Treasury's Office of Tax 
Analysis. Further, the Administration estimates that, at the 
end of fiscal year 2011, the uncommitted cash balance in the 
trust fund will be approximately $1,431,000,000. The Committee 
believes these estimates are overly optimistic since the 
Congressional Budget Office estimates that the end of year 
uncommitted cash balance will be -$483,000,000.

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                                                          Fiscal year 2009   Fiscal year 2010   Fiscal year 2011
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Trust fund revenue\1\..................................    $10,877,000,000    $12,014,000,000    $12,739,000,000
Trust fund outlays.....................................     11,803,000,000     10,436,000,000     12,730,000,000
Difference.............................................       -926,000,000      1,578,000,000         9,000,000
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\1\Includes excise taxes, offsetting collections and interest on trust fund cash balance.

                        AIR TRAFFIC ORGANIZATION

    The bill provides $7,630,628,000 for air traffic services 
which is equal to the budget request and $331,329,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    Controller workforce, training and staffing.--As a result 
of the new contract agreement with the FAA's air traffic 
controller workforce, the Committee is pleased with the 
increased level of collaboration between the FAA's management 
and controller workforce. The agency's success in the area of 
safety and in its implementation of NextGen technologies rests 
upon strong oversight, careful training, and a productive and 
cooperative environment between FAA's management and the 
agency's air traffic controllers.
    According to the FAA Administrator's testimony before the 
Committee on March 18, 2010, the FAA has hired over 7,300 new 
air traffic controllers over the last five years. This dramatic 
increase in hiring was in response to the fact that thousands 
of controllers hired in the 1980's will be eligible to retire 
by 2017. While the number of controller retirements appears to 
have peaked in fiscal year 2007, it is critical that the agency 
continue to hire new controllers at a fiscally responsible and 
steady pace in order to avoid another surge in retirements in 
the years ahead and to ensure adequate staffing levels as air 
traffic activity increases. The Committee notes that FAA's most 
recent controller workforce plan indicates that the agency 
expects to reduce its controller workforce between 2010 and 
2019 by 527, or 3.4 percent. The Committee intends to closely 
monitor the agency's controller requirements and therefore has 
continued bill language requiring FAA to continue to submit an 
air traffic controller workforce plan no later than March 31, 
2011.
    The Committee recommendation includes funding to hire 915 
new controllers in fiscal year 2011. As FAA hires new 
controllers, it must also improve its overall training regimen. 
The Committee was greatly concerned by the DOT Office of 
Inspector General's (OIG) April 2010 review of FAA's screening, 
placement and training of newly hired air traffic controllers. 
In summary, the OIG's key findings included:
          --the FAA is not effectively using its air traffic 
        selection and training test (AT-SAT) to determine the 
        appropriate level of facility in which new controllers 
        are placed;
          --the FAA does not use academy training performance 
        as a criteria in its placement process;
          --the agency's final performance verification tests 
        do not adequately assess whether candidates have the 
        core skills to succeed; and,
          --the 2007 Controller Training and Development 
        Group's recommendations have not been fully 
        implemented.
    The Committee strongly believes that new controllers should 
be placed in facilities that are appropriate for their skill 
level. As the following table from the OIG's review 
demonstrates, the majority of new controllers in fiscal year 
2008 were placed in level 10 through 12 facilities, which are 
the agency's busiest and most complicated facilities.


    The Committee found FAA's response to the OIG's 
recommendations to be not responsive. The Committee does not 
dispute that the FAA's air traffic controllers are among the 
best in the world and that new controllers receive important 
on-the-job training in the field. The Committee, however, does 
believe that FAA should better match controller capabilities 
with facility level and that the agency should make every 
effort to address the OIG's recommendations sooner than 
December 31, 2012. The Committee directs FAA to provide a 
progress report to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations by March 1, 2011 on the status of additional 
evaluation and testing necessary to implement the OIG's 
recommendations. The Committee also believes that FAA's 
training protocol warrants further analysis and therefore 
directs the OIG to conduct a review of the training and 
staffing levels at FAA's most critical facilities. The 
Committee directs the OIG to provide a report to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations by May 15, 2011.
    One of the key training tools utilized by the FAA is the 
relatively new controller training contract known as the air 
traffic control optimal training solution (ATCOTS). The ATCOTS 
contract was awarded in September 2008 and is a multi-year 
performance-based contract totaling nearly $900 million. The 
program is intended to manage controller training at the FAA's 
training academy and at air traffic facilities. The first year 
of the contract exceeded cost estimates by over 30 percent or 
$32 million and the revised estimates for the second year have 
grown nearly 22 percent or $20 million. The root of these 
higher costs appears to be that the FAA underestimated the 
number and types of controllers that needed to be trained and 
FAA did not adequately define requirements for performance. The 
OIG is in the midst of a review of the ATCOTS program to 
determine whether effective controls were in place to ensure 
that the training and financial goals will be met. Based on the 
cost growth the program has experienced so far, the Committee 
believes that the FAA's early management and administration of 
the contract was lacking. The Committee expects FAA to provide 
biannual updates to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations on the performance and cost of this program.
    There is no question that the FAA's air traffic controller 
workforce is facing a time of great transition with thousands 
of new controllers on the job; with thousands more eligible to 
retire over the next seven years; and with the implementation 
of new technologies and tools to modernize the equipment and 
systems of the air traffic control system. Controller staffing 
and training will continue to be a high priority for committee 
oversight in the years to come.
    Workforce diversity.--Over the last few years, the 
Committee has expressed repeated concern about the lack of 
ethnic diversity within the ranks of the FAA's controller 
workforce. The Committee has required the FAA to provide 
reports on the agency's outreach and hiring efforts in minority 
communities, and has encouraged the FAA to consider the 
diversity of student populations in its selection of eligible 
college and university participants in the collegiate training 
initiative. The Committee directs FAA to continue both of these 
efforts and to pursue other avenues to increase the diversity 
of the controller workforce. To that end, the Committee has 
provided additional resources within the FAA's Office of Civil 
Rights to conduct an analysis on the barriers to increasing 
diversity within the FAA's workforce.
    RNAV/RNP procedure development.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $47,300,000 for the area navigation 
(RNAV) and required navigation performance (RNP) program which 
is the same level requested in the budget and $15,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The Committee is pleased 
that FAA intends to focus its fiscal year 2011 resources on 
developing RNAV and RNP routes and procedures that address the 
recommendations included in RTCA Task Force Five report. RNAV 
and RNP procedures, if properly developed and implemented, can 
result in significant benefits to the FAA and its users, 
including increased capacity, reductions in delay, and lower 
carbon emissions. The Committee notes that many of these new 
procedures require environmental analysis which can add 
significant time to their approval and implementation. The 
Committee encourages FAA to explore avenues to expedite the 
development of RNAV and RNP procedures that will provide user 
benefits without sacrificing appropriate environmental reviews.
    Technical workforce staffing.--The Committee is frustrated 
that the FAA's air traffic control technician workforce 
continues to fall below the mutually agreed upon minimum level 
of 6,100. This is the level which was determined to be 
necessary to safely maintain the air traffic control system. 
The Committee understands that the FAA is not currently 
expected to meet the minimum staffing level until the end of 
the fiscal year. This is unacceptable. The FAA must demonstrate 
better workforce planning to ensure that there are an adequate 
number of trained technicians available to perform preventative 
maintenance and to repair systems that fail. In addition, the 
Committee believes that the agency must also maintain an ample 
technician workforce to sustain NextGen equipment as it is 
deployed. The Committee directs FAA to maintain a technical 
workforce of no less than 6,100 individuals from the beginning 
of the fiscal year consistently through the end of the fiscal 
year. If FAA cannot sustain this level, the Committee will seek 
reductions in other areas of the agency's operating budget. The 
Committee will continue to insist that FAA meet these minimum 
levels, until such a time that changes to staffing levels are 
mutually agreed upon.
    Contract tower program.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $117,200,000 to continue the contract tower base 
program, which is the same level requested in the budget. This 
will fund three non-towered airports that are expected to enter 
the program during fiscal year 2011. In addition, the bill 
provides $9,500,000 to continue the contract tower cost-sharing 
program. It has been nearly three decades since the FAA began 
contracting out air traffic services at lower level tower 
facilities; there are currently 245 airports in 46 states that 
participate in the program. The Committee believes that the 
contract tower program is a cost-effective program that 
performs an important safety function. However, it has been 
nearly a decade since the program has been reviewed by the DOT 
OIG. Therefore, the Committee directs the OIG to conduct a 
review of the contract tower program's cost-effectiveness, 
safety benefits, and the overall value to the users of these 
airports. The Committee directs the OIG to provide a report to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by June 1, 
2011.
    The Committee notes that the number of airports 
participating in the cost-sharing program fluctuates regularly 
because of changes in air traffic activity. In order to prevent 
program disruptions and provide more certainty, the Committee 
continues to permit the FAA to use unsubscribed funds from the 
contract tower base-line program to avoid elimination of 
communities from the cost-share towers program. However, FAA 
should only employ this flexibility with surplus funds in the 
base-line contract tower program, after all base-line contract 
tower obligations have been fulfilled.
    Office of airline transportation statistics.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $4,000,000, as requested in the budget, 
for the activities of the office of airline transportation 
statistics (ATS). The ATS collects data on a wide range of 
aviation activities with the intent of providing accurate, 
timely, and useful information in making and administering 
aviation policy. The program is managed by the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics (BTS). BTS collects and disseminates 
information from 150 U.S. airlines and 135 foreign carriers. 
This information includes financial, traffic, performance, and 
operational airline data such as on-time statistics, airline 
employment figures, and fuel costs. The Committee expects FAA 
to provide these resources to the DOT Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics promptly.

                            AVIATION SAFETY

    The bill provides $1,304,486,000 for aviation safety which 
represents an increase of $70,421,000 above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level and $10,500,000 above the budget request. 
The Committee approves the FAA's request for $14,000,000 to 
hire 82 additional flight standards, aircraft certification, 
and operational safety personnel to assist with critical safety 
oversight and regulatory activities; aircraft and avionics 
certification requirements; environmental compliance efforts; 
oceanic and domestic navigation; area navigation and required 
navigation performance to advance NextGen; unmanned aircraft 
systems operations and approvals; emergency medical helicopter 
oversight; and additional product certification efforts.
    Oversight of foreign repair stations.--In an effort to 
provide additional safety oversight, the Committee 
recommendation includes an increase of $10,500,000 for 
increased inspections of foreign repair stations. Within the 
amounts provided, the Committee includes funding for 40 
additional inspector positions as well as additional resources 
to cover travel costs associated with the inspection of foreign 
repair stations. The Committee directs FAA to provide a 
progress report to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations six months after enactment on FAA's hiring and 
foreign repair inspection plans.
    The additional funds provided for the aviation safety 
offices are designated as congressional items of interest. 
Therefore, the Committee prohibits the reprogramming of funds 
between the offices, or for any other purpose within or outside 
of the aviation safety office, including the hiring of other 
types of personnel within aviation safety without the approval 
of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    The Committee continues its direction requiring the 
Secretary to provide annual reports regarding the use of the 
funds provided, including, but not limited to, the total full-
time equivalent staff years in the offices of aircraft 
certification and flight standards, total employees, vacancies, 
and positions under active recruitment. The Committee directs 
the Secretary to provide this report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations by March 31, 2011.
    Pilot flight/duty time and crew training requirements.--In 
the aftermath of the tragic crash of Colgan Air Flight 3407 in 
February 2009, the FAA Administrator issued a call to action on 
airline safety and pilot training. Two of the key components of 
that action plan have been pilot flight and duty time as well 
as crew training. The FAA has been heavily engaged in the 
process of updating the regulations governing pilot flight and 
duty time. The Committee recognizes the complexity of these 
rules given that they have not been substantially updated in 
decades. However, the Committee expects the proposed rule to be 
published before the end of fiscal year 2010. With regard to 
crew training, the FAA issued an advance notice of proposed 
rulemaking in early February and comments to the proposal were 
due April 9, 2010. Proper training of aviation crew is critical 
to ensure the safety of the flying public. The Committee is 
pleased that the FAA is undertaking both of these important 
safety efforts and urges the agency to move expeditiously to 
complete these rules.

                    COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION

    The Committee recommends $16,747,000 for the office of 
commercial space transportation which is $1,000,000 above the 
budget request and $1,510,000 above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level. With the expected retirement of the space 
shuttle next year, commercial space vehicles may be utilized to 
launch cargo and materials to the international space station. 
In addition, there is increasing interest in suborbital space 
tourism which will increase the licensing and regulatory 
workload of the office of commercial space. As the commercial 
space industry grows and evolves, the GAO has indicated that 
the FAA may not have sufficient staff with the necessary 
expertise to oversee the safety of launches and spaceport 
operations. The increase provided above the budget request is 
for seven additional positions including safety inspectors, 
aerospace engineers and transportation analysts. In addition, 
the FAA may utilize up to $500,000 of the funds provided under 
this heading to continue the space transportation 
infrastructure matching grant program as authorized under title 
49, chapter 70305.

                           FINANCIAL SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $114,784,000 for the office of 
financial services which is the same as the budget request and 
$1,103,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.

                            HUMAN RESOURCES

    The Committee recommends $103,297,000 which represents an 
increase of $2,869,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level 
and the same level requested in the budget.
    Workforce diversity report.--The Committee reiterates its 
direction that the FAA report data and information on the 
agency's recruitment outreach and hiring efforts in minority 
communities. The Committee expects the report to include a 
year-to-year comparison of hiring statistics for 
underrepresented populations. The FAA is directed to provide 
its letter report to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations by January 15, 2011.

                      REGION AND CENTER OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends $361,354,000 for the region and 
center operations, which is $5,000,000 below the budget request 
and $19,377,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The 
Committee recommendation includes $15,000,000 for the agency's 
central service center project. The budget request seeks 
funding for FAA-specific security, facility, 
telecommunications, equipment and furnishing requirements for 
three new service center facilities. The Committee notes that 
the current leases for two of the facilities will not expire 
until the end of fiscal year 2013. The Committee has reduced 
the service center request by $5,000,000 and expects the amount 
provided in the recommendation will be sufficient to begin 
planning for the new facilities. The Committee will revisit 
remaining facility resource needs during the fiscal year 2012 
budget process.

                             STAFF OFFICES

    The Committee recommendation includes $261,943,000 for 
staff offices, including information services, which is 
$5,850,000 below the budget request and $17,013,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. Within the total amount, the 
Committee recommendation provides $3,000,000 for additional 
information security infrastructure and $4,011,000 in half-year 
funding for 110 additional hazardous materials safety 
inspectors and emergency operations positions. The Committee 
notes that the bill includes $28,188,000 within the Office of 
the Secretary for department-wide cyber security initiatives 
and last September, the Committee approved reprogramming 
requests totaling $6,400,000 for additional facility and 
information security improvements. The Committee also includes 
$750,000 for the FAA's Office of Civil Rights to conduct an 
analysis to identify barriers to improving ethnic diversity 
within FAA's workforce, with a focus on air traffic controllers 
and inspectors.

                        ACCOUNT-WIDE ADJUSTMENTS

    Inspector general audits.--The recommendation includes a 
reduction of $650,000 in the operations account for the costs 
associated with the DOT OIG's audit of the FAA's portion of the 
DOT financial statement and for the Enterprise Services Center 
SAS-70 audit. In an effort to provide greater transparency, the 
Committee has provided these resources directly to the Office 
of Inspector General.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Second career training program.--The bill retains language 
prohibiting the use of funds for the second career training 
program. This prohibition has been in annual appropriations 
Acts for many years, and is included in the President's budget 
request.
    Aviation user fees.--The bill includes a limitation carried 
for several years prohibiting funds from being used to finalize 
or implement any new unauthorized user fees.
    Aeronautical charting and cartography.--The bill maintains 
the provision which prohibits funds in this Act from being used 
to conduct aeronautical charting and cartography (AC&C;) 
activities through the working capital fund (WCF).
    Credits.--Funds received from specified public, private, 
and foreign sources for expenses incurred may be credited to 
the appropriation.

                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $2,936,203,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     2,970,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +63,797,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +30,000,000
    The Facilities and Equipment (F&E;) account is the principal 
means for modernizing and improving air traffic control and 
airway facilities. The appropriation also finances major 
capital investments required by other agency programs, 
experimental research and development facilities, and other 
improvements to enhance the safety and capacity of the airspace 
system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,000,000,000 
for the FAA's facilities and equipment program, an increase of 
$63,797,000 above the level provided in fiscal year 2010 and 
$30,000,000 above the budget request. The bill provides that of 
the total amount recommended, $2,508,000,000 is available for 
obligation until September 30, 2012, and $492,000,000 (the 
amount for personnel and related expenses) is available until 
September 30, 2011. These obligation availabilities are 
consistent with past appropriations Acts.

                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

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                                                                                                   Committee
                                                          FY 2010 enacted    FY 2011 estimate    recommendation
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Activity 1, Engineering, Development, Test and
 Evaluation:
    Advanced Technology Development and Prototyping....         42,800,000         25,500,000         25,500,000
    NAS Improvement of System Support Laboratory.......          1,000,000          1,000,000          1,000,000
    William J. Hughes Technical Center Facilities......         12,000,000         13,000,000         13,000,000
    William J. Hughes Technical Center Infrastructure            5,500,000          7,500,000          7,500,000
     Sustainment.......................................
    Next Generation Network Enabled Weather (NNEW).....         20,000,000         28,250,000         28,250,000
    Data Communications in support of Next Generation           46,700,000        153,300,000        153,300,000
     Air Transportation System.........................
    Next Generation Transportation System Demonstration         33,773,730         27,000,000         27,000,000
     and Infrastructure Development....................
    Next Generation Transportation System--System               66,100,000         95,000,000         93,800,000
     Development.......................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Trajectory           63,500,000         58,600,000         58,600,000
     Based Operations..................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Weather              35,600,000         43,202,000         43,202,000
     Reduction Impact..................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--High Density         51,800,000         57,000,000         57,000,000
     Arrivals/Departures...............................
    Next Generation Transportation System--                     44,640,770         75,500,000         75,500,000
     Collaborative ATM.................................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Flexible             64,300,000         80,700,000         80,700,000
     Terminals and Airports............................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Safety                8,200,000          8,000,000          8,000,000
     Security and Environment..........................
    Next Generation Transportation System--Networked            24,000,000         35,000,000         29,000,000
     Facilities........................................
    NextGen Integrated Airport.........................            827,900  .................  .................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Activity 1..............................        520,742,400        708,552,000        701,352,000
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 2, Air Traffic Control Facilities and
 Equipment:
  En Route Programs
    En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)...........        171,750,000        132,300,000        132,300,000
    En Route Communications Gateway (ECG)..............          3,600,000          6,000,000          6,000,000
    Next Generation Weather Radar (NEXRAD)--Provide....          6,900,000          6,700,000          6,700,000
    Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC)--        10,300,000          2,100,000          2,100,000
     Relocation........................................
    ARTCC Building Improvements/Plant Improvements.....         50,000,000         36,892,000         36,892,000
    Air Traffic Management (ATM).......................         31,400,000         16,500,000         16,500,000
    Air/Ground Communications Infrastructure...........          8,600,000          7,600,000          7,600,000
    ATC Beacon Interrogator (ATCBI)--Replacement.......          4,700,000  .................  .................
    Air Traffic Control En Route Radar Facilities                5,300,000          5,300,000          5,300,000
     Improvements......................................
    Voice Switching and Control System (VSCS)..........         16,700,000         15,600,000         15,600,000
    Oceanic Automation System..........................          7,700,000          4,000,000          4,000,000
    Corrider Weather Integrated System (CWIS)..........          2,300,000  .................  .................
    Next Generation Very High Frequency Air/Ground              64,200,000         49,850,000         49,850,000
     Communications System (NFXCOM)....................
    System-Wide Information Management.................         56,548,000         92,000,000         92,000,000
    ADS-B NAS Wide Implementation......................        201,350,000        176,100,000        176,100,000
    ADS-B Additional Coverage--General Aviation........  .................  .................         21,300,000
    Windshear Detection Services.......................          1,000,000          1,000,000          1,000,000
    Weather and Radar Processor (WARP).................         17,600,000          2,100,000          2,100,000
    Collaborative Air Traffic Management Technologies..         18,100,000         35,900,000         35,900,000
    En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM)--Post       .................          5,000,000          5,000,000
     Release 3.........................................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal En Route Programs.....................        678,048,000        594,942,000        616,242,000
Terminal Programs
    Airport Surface Detection Equipment--Model X (ASDE-         25,302,000          4,200,000          4,200,000
     X)................................................
    Terminal Doppler Weather Radar (TDWR)..............          9,900,000          8,600,000          8,600,000
    Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System             28,000,000         22,000,000         22,000,000
     (STARS) (TAMR Phase 1)............................
    Terminal Automation Modernization/Replacement               18,000,000         20,000,000         20,000,000
     Program (TAMR Phase 3)............................
    Terminal Automation Program........................          9,600,000          3,900,000          3,900,000
    Terminal Air Traffic Control Facilities--Replace...        179,000,000        114,600,000        124,600,000
    ATCT/Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON)               38,900,000         45,600,000         45,600,000
     Facilities--Improve...............................
    Terminal Voice Switch Replacement (TVSR)...........         10,500,000         11,500,000         11,500,000
    NAS Facilities OSHA and Environmental Standards             26,000,000         26,000,000         26,000,000
     Compliance........................................
    Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR-9).................          3,500,000          3,000,000          3,000,000
    Terminal Digital Radar (ASR-11)....................         12,863,000          4,100,000          4,100,000
    Precision Runway Monitor (PRM).....................  .................            950,000            950,000
    Runway Status Lights...............................        117,300,000         55,000,000         55,000,000
    National Airspace System Voice Switch (NVS)........         26,600,000         30,200,000         30,200,000
    Next Generation Voice Recorder Replacement Program.         11,900,000          9,400,000          9,400,000
    Integrated Display System (IDS)....................          7,000,000          8,700,000          8,700,000
    ASR-8 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP)........  .................          2,600,000          2,600,000
    Integrated Terminal Weather System (ITWS)..........          1,900,000          5,500,000          5,500,000
    Terminal Automation Modernization/Replacement        .................          3,100,000          3,100,000
     Program (TAMR Phase 2)............................
        Remote Maintenance and Logging System (RMLS)...          1,000,000          6,500,000          6,500,000
    Mode S Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).......  .................          1,500,000          1,500,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Terminal Programs.....................        527,265,000        386,950,000        396,950,000
Flight Service Programs
    Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS)..........          5,500,000          6,700,000          6,700,000
    Flight Service Station (FSS) Modernization.........         20,100,000         21,400,000         20,100,000
    Weather Camera Program.............................          3,800,000          3,200,000          3,200,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Flight Service Programs...............         29,400,000         31,300,000         30,000,000
Landing and Navigational Aids Program
    VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range (VOR) with Distance          5,000,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
     Measuring Equipment (DMF).........................
    Instrument Landing System (ILS)--Establish.........         12,575,000          7,800,000          7,800,000
    Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS.......         91,000,000         95,000,000         92,000,000
    Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS)............  .................  .................         10,100,000
    Runway Visual Range (RVR)..........................          5,000,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
    Approach Lighting System Improvement Program                10,337,000          5,000,000          5,000,000
     (ALSIP)...........................................
    Distance Measuring Equipment (DME).................          6,000,000          4,100,000          4,100,000
    Visual NAVAIDS--Establish/Expand...................          3,700,000          3,800,000          4,500,000
    Instrument Flight Procedures Automation (IFPA).....          7,900,000            600,000            600,000
    Navigation and Landing Aids--Service Life Extension          9,000,000          6,000,000          6,000,000
     Program (SLEP)....................................
    VASI Replacement--Replace with Precision Approach            4,500,000          4,000,000          4,500,000
     Path Indicator....................................
    GPS Civil Requirements.............................         43,400,000         58,500,000         58,500,000
    Runway Safety Areas--Navigational Mitigation.......  .................         20,000,000         20,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Landing and Navigational Aids Programs        198,412,000        214,800,000        223,100,000
Other ATC Facilities Programs
    Fuel Storage Tank Replacement and Monitoring.......          6,200,000          6,300,000          6,300,000
    Unstaffed Infrastructure Sustainment...............         18,200,000         14,100,000         14,100,000
    Aircraft Related Equipment Program.................          9,000,000          9,000,000          9,000,000
    Aircraft Related Equipment Simulator Replacement...          1,000,000  .................  .................
    Airport Cable Loop Systems--Sustained Support......          6,000,000          7,000,000          6,000,000
    Alaskan NAS Interfacility Communications System              9,000,000         12,100,000         12,100,000
     (ANICS)...........................................
    Facilities Decommissioning.........................          5,000,000          6,400,000          6,400,000
    Electrical Power Systems--Sustain/Support..........         87,750,100         95,000,000         92,500,000
    Aircraft Fleet Modernization.......................          5,969,000  .................  .................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Other ATC Facilities Programs.........        148,119,100        149,900,000        146,400,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Activity 2..............................      1,581,244,100      1,377,892,000      1,412,692,000
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 3, Non-Air Traffic Control Facilities and
 Equipment:
Support Equipment
    Hazardous Materials Management.....................         20,000,000         20,000,000         20,000,000
    Aviation Safety Analysis System (ASAS).............         10,500,000         14,600,000         14,600,000
    Logistics Support System and Facilities (LSSF).....          9,300,000         11,500,000         11,500,000
    National Airspace System Recovery Communications            10,230,000         15,000,000         15,000,000
     (RCOM)............................................
    Facility Security Risk Management..................         18,000,000         17,000,000         17,000,000
    Information Security...............................         12,276,000         15,200,000         15,200,000
    System Approach for Safety Oversight...............         20,000,000         23,400,000         23,400,000
    Aviation Safety Knowledge Management Environment             8,100,000         14,800,000         13,500,000
     (ASKME)...........................................
    Data Center Operations.............................  .................          1,956,000          1,956,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Support Equipment.....................        108,406,000        133,456,000        132,156,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
Training, Equipment and Facilities
    Aeronautical Center Infrastructure Modernization...         13,810,500         15,000,000         15,000,000
    Distance Learning..................................          1,500,000          2,000,000          2,000,000
    National Airspace System (NAS) Training--Simulator.          8,200,000  .................  .................
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal Training, Equipment and Facilities....         23,510,500         17,000,000         17,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
Total, Activity 3                                              131,916,500        150,456,000        149,156,000
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 4, Facilities and Equipment Mission Support:
System Support and Services
    System Engineering and Development Support.........         31,700,000         32,300,000         31,700,000
    Program Support Leases.............................         37,500,000         38,600,000         38,600,000
    Logistics Support Services (LSS)...................         11,000,000         11,000,000         11,000,000
    Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center Leases...........         16,200,000         16,600,000         16,600,000
    Transition Engineering Support.....................         14,300,000         15,000,000         14,300,000
    Frequency and Spectrum Engineering.................          3,600,000          2,600,000          2,600,000
    Technical Support Services Contract (TSSC).........         22,000,000         22,000,000         22,000,000
    Resource Tracking Program (RTP)....................          4,000,000          4,000,000          4,000,000
    Center for Advanced Aviation System Development             82,000,000         80,700,000         86,000,000
     (CAASD)...........................................
    Aeronautical Information Management Program........         10,000,000         18,300,000         18,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, Activity 4..............................        232,300,000        241,100,000        244,800,000
                                                        ========================================================
Activity 5, Personnel and Related Expenses:
    Personnel and Related Expenses--ATO................        470,000,000        492,000,000        492,000,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total, All Activities..........................      2,936,203,000      2,970,000,000      3,000,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

             ENGINEERING, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    Next generation air transportation system.--The Committee 
provides significant increases above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level for the continued development of the FAA's next 
generation air transportation system (NextGen). This multi-
year, multi-billion dollar effort to modernize the FAA's aging 
air traffic control system is a complex undertaking and 
requires careful oversight and implementation. FAA must 
carefully develop and transition to the new system while 
maintaining its existing system.
    As noted in the table below, the federal resources 
committed to FAA's NextGen program has grown dramatically on a 
year-by-year basis since fiscal year 2007. 


    Despite this growth, there continues to be some 
dissatisfaction about the pace of FAA's progress. As a result, 
in early 2009, the FAA requested that the Radio Technical 
Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA) establish a government-
industry task force to identify NextGen operational 
improvements that could be implemented by 2018. In September 
2009, the task force issued its recommendations in a report, 
known as the ``Task Force 5 Report,'' which focused on seven 
areas: (1) Improving airport surface situational awareness and 
data sharing; (2) Increasing throughput at airports with 
closely-spaced, converging and intersecting runways; (3) De-
conflicting traffic to increase metroplex capacity and 
efficiency; (4) Increasing cruise efficiency through enhanced 
procedures and automation; (5) Improving access to low-
altitude, non-radar airspace for general aviation traffic and 
increasing availability of GPS approaches to general aviation 
airports; (6) Deploying air-ground digital data communication 
applications to decrease delays and enhance safety and 
efficiency especially in severe weather; and (7) Improving 
overall operational efficiency through collaborative decision 
making.
    The Committee acknowledges that the FAA's budget request 
for NextGen program investments seeks to respond to the Task 
Force 5 Report recommendations. However, much work remains to 
move NextGen into implementation. The DOT Inspector General 
(OIG) continues to raise concerns about FAA's workforce 
readiness to oversee and integrate the many complex 
technologies and procedures required to fully transition to a 
satellite-based air traffic control system. Specifically, the 
OIG review, issued on June 16, 2010, identified key areas of 
risk that FAA must continue to address. These include FAA's 
need to: (1) Establish requirements, costs and schedules for 
existing projects or new NextGen acquisitions; (2) Update the 
agency's acquisition management system to better manage 
investments and systems; (3) Address key safety concerns as 
throughput increases at congested airports; and (4) Assess the 
agency's ability to implement multiple capabilities at the same 
time and secure sufficient expertise to manage a NextGen 
focused workforce.
    The Committee is pleased that FAA agreed with the OIG's 
recommendations and findings and expects FAA to work 
expeditiously to mitigate risk areas; establish realistic 
benchmarks; and develop a more robust plan for research and 
options for technology transfer. Given the size, scope and 
importance of NextGen to FAA's core mission of safety and to 
the efficiency provided to the users of the NAS, the Committee 
will continue rigorous oversight of the agency's progress on 
the implementation of the RTCA Task Force 5 Report and the OIG 
recommendations.
    NextGen data communications.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $153,300,000 for data communications in support of 
NextGen, equal to the budget request and $106,600,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The continued development of a 
reliable and efficient communication system between air traffic 
controllers and pilots was one of the key recommendations 
included in the RTCA Task Force 5 report. The FAA expects to 
make its final investment decision for air-ground network and 
tower automation requirements in fiscal year 2011. Once 
implemented, these improvements will provide significant 
operational benefits for both the FAA and its users by 
decreasing gate departure delays and increasing the safety and 
efficiency of airborne traffic. The Committee directs FAA to 
provide an update to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations by March 30, 2011 on FAA's progress in meeting 
program implementation milestones for the initial segment of 
the agency's NextGen data communications system.
    NextGen--system development.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $93,800,000 for NextGen system development which is 
$1,200,000 below the budget request and $27,700,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The Committee reduces funding 
for the staffed NextGen towers portion of the system 
development program.
    NextGen--networked facilities.--The Committee provides 
$29,000,000 for NextGen networked facilities, which is 
$6,000,000 below the budget request and $5,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The Committee provides 
$18,000,000 for future facilities investment planning. Since 
the FAA is in the midst of revising its facility investment 
analysis process for replacing the existing tower and terminal 
radar control facilities (TRACON), the Committee withholds full 
funding for future facilities until that process has been 
completed and the Committee gains a better understanding of how 
tower and TRACON replacement investment decisions fit into the 
future facilities program.

              AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

    The bulk of the FAA's facilities and equipment funding is 
directed toward specific facility and technology improvements 
to en route programs; terminal programs; flight service 
programs; landing and navigational aids; and, other air traffic 
control facilities. The Committee recommendation includes 
$1,412,692,000 for these activities which is $34,800,000 above 
the budget request and $168,552,100 below the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level.

                           EN ROUTE PROGRAMS

    En route automation modernization (ERAM).--The Committee 
provides $132,300,000 for the en route modernization program 
which is equal to the budget request and $39,450,000 below the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. ERAM is the FAA's modernization 
program to replace the FAA's en route host computer system, its 
backup system and other related display system and radar 
position processor infrastructure. The program includes 1.4 
million source lines of code and represents one of the most 
complex transitions that the FAA has undertaken in decades. The 
program has experienced its share of technical problems as the 
agency has sought to bring the program on-line at initial key 
sites. The Committee well understands that many new systems 
introduced into the NAS often need to be adjusted to address 
the unique characteristics of a particular facility or area's 
airspace. In April 2010, the Committee requested that the DOT 
OIG examine the impact of the delay in ERAM's in-service 
decision on the overall cost and deployment schedule at all 20 
en route centers. The Committee will carefully review the OIG's 
findings once the audit is completed and determine whether 
funding adjustments are warranted as the appropriations process 
moves forward. The Committee is pleased that FAA has recently 
begun to seek input from and to leverage the expertise of the 
existing controller workforce. The controllers have provided an 
additional layer of testing at key facilities and the FAA 
technical center. In addition, the controllers have provided 
helpful suggestions on training to help smooth the transition 
to ERAM for both experienced and new controllers.
    Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).--One of 
the key backbone technologies of NextGen is the automatic 
dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system. Once fully 
operational, ADS-B will provide an advanced surveillance 
technology which will result in greater positional accuracy and 
better utilization of airspace. In addition, it will reduce 
congestion; increase safety and capacity; and, provide greater 
predictability in departure and arrival times. To date, the 
program has met important milestones, including deployment and 
testing at four key sites and the on-going installation of 
ground station infrastructure across the nation. The Committee 
will continue to monitor the performance of the system at the 
key initial sites as well as other sites as they become 
operational. On May 27, 2010, the FAA issued its final rule 
regarding the broadcast performance requirements necessary for 
ADS-B for all aircraft flying in Class A, B and C airspace and 
above 10,000 feet. The FAA rule requires compliance by 2020. 
The Committee acknowledges that key challenges remain in 
gaining broad user acceptance and aircraft equipage since many 
of the older commercial aircraft and general aviation aircraft 
are not currently equipped to broadcast the ADS-B signal. In 
that regard, the Committee continues to believe the FAA should 
explore options to lower the investment risk for NAS users 
which could serve to incentivize an earlier adoption of ADS-B 
avionics. The Committee recommendation fully funds the budget 
request of $176,100,000 which is $25,250,000 below the fiscal 
year 2010 enacted level.
    ADS-B additional coverage-general aviation.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $21,300,000 to provide additional ADS-B 
surveillance coverage for airports that are not currently 
covered by radar. This investment will provide a further safety 
benefit to commercial and general aviation users as it will 
allow aircraft equipped with ``ADS-B Out'' technology to be 
monitored by air traffic controllers and will help mitigate 
risks like in-flight collisions and controlled flight into 
terrain.

                           TERMINAL PROGRAMS

    Terminal automation modernization/replacement program (TAMR 
Phase 3).--The Committee recommendation includes $20,000,000 
for the terminal automation modernization and replacement 
program which is equal to the budget request and $2,000,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. Phase 3 of the TAMR 
program is intended to mordernize or replace terminal 
automation systems at TRACON facilities around the country. 
Over the last several years, FAA has invested significant 
resources in upgrading the automation systems at our nation's 
busiest air traffic control facilities. Automation upgrades are 
necessary at lower level facilities in order to realize the 
true benefits of NextGen. The Committee recommendation provides 
funding to replace, upgrade, and sustain terminal automation 
hardware and software to accept future NextGen technologies, 
tools and procedures. The Committee is aware that FAA issued 
two requests for information last year seeking input from 
industry stakeholders on potential modernization solutions for 
terminal air traffic control systems. The Committee understands 
that the existing standard terminal automation replacement 
systems (STARS) and the common automated radar terminal systems 
(CARTS) at key test sites have demonstrated that STARS and 
CARTS can meet the near term requirements for NextGen. The 
Committee does not believe FAA should abandon the use of 
automation systems that have proven their utility in a NextGen 
environment and have not yet met the end of their useful 
operating life. The Committee urges FAA to focus replacement 
and modernization efforts on the most critical facilities in 
the NAS in order to help expedite the benefits offered by ADS-B 
and other NextGen technologies. The Committee directs FAA to 
brief the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the 
agency's terminal automation plans within 60 days of enactment 
of this Act.
    Terminal air traffic control facilities replacement.--The 
Committee provides a total of $124,600,000 for the FAA's tower/
TRACON rehabilitation and replacement program which is 
$10,000,000 above the budget request and $54,400,000 below the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The budget request includes 
specific funding levels for Presidentially-designated tower and 
TRACON facilities. The Committee does not include project-by-
project funding recommendations for two primary reasons. First, 
the Committee understands that FAA is currently revising its 
facility investment analysis process. Second, the Committee 
understands that the FAA has established a joint working group 
with its employees to review pending relocation plans for eight 
facilities. The Committee supports both of these efforts. 
However, the Committee urges FAA to be prudent and not 
unnecessarily delay projects that are adequately justified and 
well into design and construction.
    The Committee expects FAA to utilize a merit-based approach 
for tower and TRACON rehabilitation and replacement projects. 
The FAA should consider the safety and condition of the 
facility; the service the facility provides to the users of the 
NAS; and the long-term facility needs as NextGen is 
implemented. The facility needs of the FAA will certainly 
change as the agency transitions to NextGen. The FAA must be 
pragmatic in identifying where consolidations and realignments 
make sense and the Committee hopes that the investment analysis 
under development and the joint working group will help inform 
that process. The FAA's long term future facilities program, 
however, should not interfere or delay the replacement of key 
facilities, critical to the NAS, that are deteriorating and in 
a state of serious disrepair. As facilities are updated, the 
Committee encourages FAA to take measures to increase their 
energy efficiency and incorporate green building practices 
where feasible.
    In an era where the competition for federal resources will 
be increasingly tighter, the FAA must also be mindful of long 
term impacts that facility costs place on the agency's 
operating and capital budgets. However, the safety of the 
overall air traffic control system must be a primary concern. 
The Committee instructs FAA to utilize these funds for urgent 
facility needs and prohibits the use of these funds for the 
future facilities program unless prior approval is granted by 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations through the 
reprogramming process stipulated in Section 405 of this Act.
    Runway status lights (RWSL).--The Committee recommendation 
includes $55,000,000 for the runway status lights program which 
is the same as the budget request and $62,300,000 below the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. Runway status lights perform an 
important safety function by signaling to aircraft and vehicle 
operators when it is safe to proceed onto active runways and 
airport surfaces. The funds provided for RWSL in the 
recommendation will continue construction at twelve sites; 
begin construction at two new sites; and finish installation at 
eleven airports. The Committee strongly supports efforts to 
reduce the incidents of runway incursions and the risks 
associated with them, and will continue to monitor the 
deployment and performance of these important safety systems.

                        FLIGHT SERVICE PROGRAMS

    Flight service station (FSS) modernization.--The Committee 
recommendation holds funding for the flight service station 
modernization to the fiscal year 2010 enacted level of 
$20,100,000, which is $1,300,000 below the budget request.

                     LANDING AND NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

    Instrument landing system establishment.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $7,800,000 for instrument landing 
systems which is equal to the budget request and $4,775,000 
below the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. Within the funds 
provided, the Committee includes $500,000 to upgrade the 
instrument landing system to a Category II level on Runway 5 at 
the Kinston Regional Jetport, NC.
    Wide area augmentation system (WAAS).--The Committee 
recommendation includes $92,000,000 for the wide area 
augmentation system program which is $3,000,000 below the level 
requested in the budget and $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level. Through fiscal year 2010, the total federal 
investment in the WAAS program has been $1,530,824,800.
    Ground-based augmentation systems.--The Committee 
recommends $10,100,000 for the procurement of three ground-
based augmentation systems (GBAS). As a potential key component 
of the Next Generation Air Transportation System, the Committee 
is highly interested in the ability of GBAS to perform 
precision Category I and eventually Category II and III 
approaches and other precision terminal area operations. Three 
additional systems will allow for additional data collection 
and testing by the FAA while unlocking safety and efficiency 
benefits for the airports the sites selected by the FAA to 
receive these systems. No later than 90 days after the 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall report to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations to detail where 
these systems will be installed, what process determined their 
site selection, and a plan for how each individual site's 
operational demonstration will be conducted.
    Runway visual range (RVR).--The Committee recommendation 
includes $5,000,000 for the runway visual range program which 
is the same level requested in the budget and the same level 
provided in the fiscal year 2010 enacted bill. RVR systems 
provide air traffic controllers and pilots with important 
visibility information that is used to allow take offs and 
landings during limited visibility due to weather conditions. 
Roughly 20 percent of the RVR systems in the NAS exceed their 
20 year life-cycle use. The recommendation includes funding to 
procure and install 10 new RVR systems. The Committee 
understands that there are as many as 30 RVR systems that have 
been procured and are sitting in a warehouses waiting to be 
installed and there are 38 systems that have been procured but 
not yet delivered. The Committee believes the FAA must be more 
vigilant in getting these important safety systems deployed 
once they have been delivered. The Committee directs FAA to put 
together an installation plan that will ensure that all 
procured systems are deployed within a reasonable timeframe. 
The Committee directs FAA to brief the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on the agency's plans within 60 
days of enactment of this Act.
    Visual Navaids-Establish/Expand.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $4,500,000 for precision approach path 
indicator systems and new-generation runway end identifier 
light systems. The recommendation is $700,000 more than the 
budget request and $800,000 more than the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level. The Committee notes that the Commercial Aviation 
Safety Team, including FAA and industry representatives, 
identified 781 runway ends that require implementation of 
visual-like precision approach capability. The increase above 
the budget is to provide necessary logistics and engineering 
support and for the procurement and installation of additional 
systems.
    VASI Replacement--Precision approach path indicator 
(PAPI).--The Committee recommendation includes $4,500,000 for 
additional PAPI systems and requirements which is $500,000 more 
than the budget request and equal to the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level. The increase above the budget request is to help 
expedite FAA's on-going effort to comply with the International 
Civil Aviation Organization's standard for visual approach 
slope indicators.
    Runway safety areas--navigational mitigation.--Last year, 
the Committee provided additional resources for the FAA's 
navigation and landing aids program in order to address OIG's 
recommendation that the agency must take additional action to 
mitigate the hazards that navigational aids present in runway 
safety areas. The Committee notes that the airport program 
office has made significant progress improving the runway 
safety areas in order to meet the statutory deadline of 2015. 
Similar progress must be made with regard to the navigational 
aids that are not in compliance with runway safety 
requirements. The Committee recommendation believes that this 
is an important safety initiative and has provided $20,000,000 
as requested in the budget. The Committee directs the FAA to 
provide status reports to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations with the agency's plan to address the 2,500 
identified navigational objects at various airports. The FAA is 
directed to provide its first status report on March 15, 2011, 
the plan should outline the FAA's timeline, cost estimates and 
year-by-year objectives to meet the 2015 deadline.

             OTHER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES PROGRAMS

    Airport cable loop systems--sustained support.--The 
Committee recommendation reduces funding for the FAA's airport 
cable loop system program by $1,000,000 and freezes the program 
at the fiscal year 2010 enacted level of $6,000,000.
    Electrical power systems.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $92,500,000 for electrical power systems, an increase 
of $4,749,900 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$2,500,000 below the budget request. The Committee reduces 
funding below the budget request in order to fund other 
programmatic priorities.

                           SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

    Aviation safety knowledge management environment (ASKME).--
The Committee recommendation includes $13,500,000 for the 
aviation safety knowledge management environment program which 
is $1,300,000 below the budget request and $5,400,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The Committee supports the 
goals of the ASKME program which is to develop a comprehensive 
automated safety management system capable of electronically 
storing FAA technical documentation and other important safety 
data. However, the justification included in the fiscal year 
2011 budget request was virtually identical to the 
justification that was provided in fiscal year 2010. The 
Committee withholds full funding for the program until the FAA 
provides greater specificity for the use of funds requested in 
fiscal year 2011.

                            MISSION SUPPORT

    Engineering support programs.--The recommendation freezes 
funding for engineering support programs at the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level due to overall budget constraints. 
Transition engineering support is funded at $14,300,000, which 
is $700,000 below the budget request, and system engineering 
and development support is funded at $31,700,000, which is 
$600,000 below the budget request.
    Center for advanced aviation systems development (CAASD).--
The Committee provides $86,000,000 for CAASD which is 
$5,300,000 above the budget request and $4,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The FAA's fiscal year 2011 
request for activities related to engineering, development, 
test and evaluation (EDT&E;) has increased by 36 percent over 
fiscal year 2010. These EDT&E; activities are in their earliest 
stage of development and require significant engineering and 
technical support. The Committee notes that FAA recently 
announced three major new systems engineering contracts to 
assist with the development of NextGen procedures and 
technologies. While these contracts will provide systems 
engineering support for EDT&E; activities, the Committee 
believes that FAA could benefit from additional core mission 
support especially for programs that are security sensitive. In 
addition to the critical research and systems engineering that 
CAASD performs in assisting FAA in its development of NextGen 
systems and procedures, CAASD also provides important technical 
guidance on how to engineer security capabilities into the NAS.
    Aeronautical information management program.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $18,000,000 for the aeronautical 
information management program which is $300,000 below the 
budget request and $8,000,000 above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level. The minor reduction below the budget request was 
done without prejudice in order to fund other programmatic 
priorities.

                     PERSONNEL AND RELATED EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $492,000,000 for personnel and 
related expenses which is an increase of $22,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same level as the budget 
request. This appropriation finances the personnel, travel and 
related expenses of the FAA's facilities and equipment 
workforce.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

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

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $190,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       190,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       198,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +7,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        +8,000,000
    This appropriation provides funding for long-term research, 
engineering and development programs to improve the air traffic 
control system and to raise the level of aviation safety, as 
authorized by the Airport and Airway Improvement Act and the 
Federal Aviation Act. The appropriation also finances the 
research, engineering and development needed to establish or 
modify federal air regulations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $198,000,000, an increase of 
$7,500,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$8,000,000 above the President's budget estimate.
    A table showing the fiscal year 2010 enacted level, the 
fiscal year 2011 budget estimate, and the Committee 
recommendation follows:

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Fiscal year 2010   Fiscal year 2011      Committee
                        Program                               enacted            estimate        recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Improve Aviation Safety................................         93,572,000         93,702,000         93,702,000
    Fire research and safety...........................          7,799,000          7,231,000          7,231,000
    Propulsion and fuel systems........................          3,105,000          2,332,000          2,332,000
    Advanced materials/structural safety...............          4,935,000          2,566,000          2,566,000
    Atmospheric hazards/digital system safety..........          4,482,000          6,635,000          6,635,000
    Aging aircraft.....................................         10,944,000         10,801,000         10,801,000
    Aircraft catastrophic failure prevention...........          1,545,000          1,165,000          1,165,000
    Flightdeck safety/systems integration..............          7,128,000          7,174,000          7,174,000
    Aviation safety risk analysis......................         12,698,000         11,907,000         11,907,000
    ATC/AF human factors...............................         10,302,000         10,475,000         10,475,000
    Aeromedical research...............................         10,378,000         11,217,000         11,217,000
    Weather research...................................         16,789,000         16,505,000         16,505,000
    Unmanned aircraft system...........................          3,467,000          3,694,000          3,694,000
    NextGen Alternative Fuels for General Aviation.....              - - -          2,000,000          2,000,000
Improve Efficiency of the ATC System...................         48,543,000         54,874,000         54,874,000
    Joint program and development office...............         14,407,000         14,292,000         14,292,000
    Wake turbulence....................................         10,631,000         10,685,000         10,685,000
    NextGen--Air Ground Integration....................          5,688,000         10,614,000         10,614,000
    NextGen--Self Separation...........................          8,247,000          9,971,000          9,971,000
    NextGen--Weather Technology in the Cockpit.........          9,570,000          9,312,000          9,312,000
Reduce Environmental Impacts...........................         42,031,000         35,974,000         43,974,000
    Environment and energy.............................         15,522,000         15,374,000         15,374,000
    NextGen Environmental Research--Aircraft                    26,509,000         20,600,000         28,600,000
     Technologies, Fuels and Metrics...................
Mission Support........................................          6,354,000          5,450,000          5,450,000
    System planning and resource management............          1,766,000          1,733,000          1,733,000
    Technical laboratory facilities....................          4,588,000          3,717,000          3,717,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
        Total..........................................        190,500,000        190,000,000        198,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    NextGen alternative fuels for general aviation.--The 
Committee recommendation fully funds the FAA's new initiative 
to research and test new unleaded fuels and piston engine 
modifications to seek a safe alternative to the currently 
utilized leaded aviation gasoline (avgas). The Committee 
recognizes the importance of moving forward with this 
initiative and includes $2,000,000 as requested in the budget.
    The Committee recognizes the need for FAA to implement a 
program to develop aircraft engine emissions and airworthiness 
regulatory standards and policies to remove lead from the fuel 
used in piston engine aircraft. This program should be 
coordinated with current industry initiatives established to 
transition the piston engine aircraft fleet to reduced lead or 
unleaded fuel. The FAA should collaborate in this effort with 
industry groups representing aviation consumers, manufacturers, 
fuel producers and distributors, EPA and other relevant 
agencies as appropriate. FAA should also take proper account of 
aviation safety, environmental improvements, technical 
feasibility and economic impact on the current and future 
general aviation fleet. The Committee recognizes that this 
program will have a resource impact on the FAA and expects FAA 
to detail in future budgets the resources necessary to 
implement this program including certification.
    NextGen environmental research--aircraft technologies, 
fuels and metrics.--The Committee provides $28,600,000 for the 
FAA's NextGen environmental research aircraft technologies, 
fuels and metrics program, which represents an $8,000,000 
increase above the budget request and $2,091,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. These additional funds will 
assist the continuous, lower energy, emissions, and noise 
program (CLEEN) move forward with the research and development 
of alternative jet fuels as well as establish important 
environmental metrics. Within the amounts provided, $6,500,000 
is included to advance the development of open rotor 
technologies which have the potential of increasing fuel 
efficiency in aircraft by 30 percent and $1,500,000 is included 
to conduct community surveys to measure the impacts of aircraft 
noise on communities surrounding airports across the nation.

                       GRANTS-IN-AID FOR AIRPORTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...     $3,000,000,000   ($3,515,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..      3,550,000,000    (3,515,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...........      3,550,000,000    (3,515,000,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year            550,000,000            (- - -)
     2010.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year               (- - -)            (- - -)
     2011.........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The bill includes a liquidating cash appropriation of 
$3,550,000,000 for grants-in-aid for airports, authorized by 
the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. 
This funding provides for liquidation of obligations incurred 
pursuant to contract authority and annual limitations on 
obligations for grants-in-aid for airport planning and 
development, noise compatibility and planning, the military 
airport program, reliever airports, airport program 
administration, and other authorized activities.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The bill includes a limitation on obligations of 
$3,515,000,000 for fiscal year 2011 which is the same level as 
both the budget request and the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.

                  ADMINISTRATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    Airport administrative expenses.--Within the overall 
obligation limitation, the bill includes $99,622,000 for the 
administration of the airports program by the FAA. This funding 
level is $586,000 below the budget request and $6,200,000 above 
the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The recommendation includes 
$172,000 for two additional safety management systems positions 
to enhance regional participation in safety risk management 
document teams; $1,360,000 for ten positions to increase the 
oversight of airport improvement program funds and to address 
internal control issues raised by the DOT Office of Inspector 
General; $172,000 for two additional engineering support staff 
to assist with airport design issues and runway safety data 
collection and analysis. The Committee recommendation also 
includes $400,000, as requested in the budget, to increase the 
frequency of data collected on private airports. The Committee 
recognizes the importance of maintaining current data at 
private airports since these airports can be used in the event 
of an emergency aircraft landing. The Committee denies the 
request for $586,000 for contract support to produce a video 
demonstrating the benefits of NextGen on airport chokepoints. 
The Committee believes this activity should be requested and 
funded within the Joint Program and Development Office.
    Airport cooperative research program (ACRP).--The 
recommendation includes $15,000,000 which is the same level as 
the budget request and the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The 
ACRP was established through Section 712 of the ``Vision 100--
Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act'' (P.L. 108-176) to 
identify shared problem areas facing airports that can be 
solved through applied research but are not adequately 
addressed by existing Federal research programs. To date, the 
ACRP has completed 15 research projects resulting in 64 
publications on a variety of airport-related topics and there 
are nearly 100 additional research projects either in progress 
or about to commence.
    Airport technology research.--The recommendation includes a 
minimum of $27,217,000 for the FAA's airport technology 
research program which is equal to the budget request and 
$4,745,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The funds 
provided for this program are utilized to conduct research in 
the areas of airport pavement; airport marking and lighting; 
airport rescue and firefighting; airport planning and design; 
wildlife hazard mitigation; and, visual guidance.
    Runway safety areas (RSAs).--While there has been some 
progress in reducing the number of runway safety incidents over 
the last decade, runway safety must continue to be an area of 
high priority for the FAA. The Committee notes that FAA has 
initiated a number of strategies to improve runway safety 
including the installation of engineered materials arresting 
systems (EMAS) on 44 runway ends at 30 airports across the 
nation. In addition, the agency has undertaken a comprehensive 
effort to improve, where practicable, the runway safety areas 
at 558 certificated airports in order to meet the legislative 
mandate at the end of 2015. The Committee understands that the 
FAA expects to have over 81 percent of runway safety area 
improvements completed by the end of 2010 and nearly 91 percent 
completed by 2012. The FAA also has started a separate program 
within the facilities and equipment account to relocate or 
modify the navigational aids that present hazards at the end of 
runways.
    Foreign object debris.--The Committee is acutely aware of 
the severe safety hazard that the presence of foreign object 
debris (FOD) can cause to aircraft when left undetected on 
airport runways, taxiways and ramps. These FOD have the 
potential of causing catastrophic damage to aircraft during 
critical phases of flight. Airports utilize a variety of 
methods to identify FOD including human visual means; radar 
detection; and video technology and image processing data. The 
Committee notes that the FAA issued an advisory circular (150/
5220-24) in September 2009 which provides important information 
to airports about the requirements necessary for purchasing FOD 
detection equipment with airport improvement program funds. The 
Committee supports the use of AIP funds for this purpose in 
order to help mitigate a serious safety threat that FOD can 
pose to the traveling public.

                         HIGH PRIORITY PROJECTS

    Of the funds covered by the obligation limitation in this 
bill, the Committee directs FAA to provide not less than the 
following funding levels, out of available resources, for the 
following projects in the corresponding amounts. The Committee 
agrees that state apportionment funds may be construed as 
discretionary funds for the purposes of implementing this 
provision. To the maximum extent possible, the administrator 
should work to ensure that airport sponsors for these projects 
first use available entitlement funds to finance the projects. 
However, the FAA should not require sponsors to apply carryover 
entitlement to discretionary projects funded in the coming 
year, but only those entitlements applicable to the fiscal year 
2010 obligation limitation. The Committee further directs that 
the specific funding allocated above shall not diminish or 
prejudice the application of a specific airport or geographic 
region to receive other AIP discretionary grants or multiyear 
letters of intent.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport Phase 1 Runway 4/22           $750,000
 Safety Area Improvements/Extension, ME.................
Augusta Airport Runway Reconstruction and Safety Area            500,000
 Improvements, ME.......................................
Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport Ramp, Taxiway and           1,000,000
 Related Improvements, NC...............................
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) Extension of             500,000
 Runway 21, VA..........................................
Denver International Airport F7 Taxiway Construction, CO         700,000
Grand Forks Regional Airport (GFK) Passenger Terminal--          750,000
 Phase III, ND..........................................
Montrose Regional Airport Taxiway Bravo Extension, CO...         500,000
Outagamie County Regional Airport Taxiway, Apron, and            750,000
 Signage Improvements, WI...............................
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Taxiway Alpha,        1,000,000
 AZ.....................................................
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Papa (P) and Related              1,000,000
 Improvements, AZ.......................................
Sawyer County Airport Land Acquisition and Landing             1,750,000
 System Improvements, WI................................
Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Apron and Various           1,000,000
 Improvements, GA.......................................
Stinson Municipal Airport Taxilane Extension, TX........       1,000,000
Virginia Highlands Airport Design and Land Acquisition,          750,000
 VA.....................................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Runway incursion prevention systems and devices.--
Consistent with the provisions of Public Law 106-181 and fiscal 
years 2004 through 2010 Appropriations Acts, the bill allows 
funds under this limitation to be used for airports to procure 
and install runway incursion prevention systems and devices.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

    Section 110. The Committee retains a provision limiting the 
number of technical workyears at the Center for Advanced 
Aviation Systems Development to 600 in fiscal year 2011.
    Section 111. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from requiring airport sponsors to provide the agency 
``without cost'' building construction, maintenance, utilities 
and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned buildings, except in 
the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
reimbursement for fees collected and credited under 49 U.S.C. 
45303.
    Section 113. The Committee retains a provision allowing 
reimbursement of funds for providing technical assistance to 
foreign aviation authorities to be credited to the operations 
account.
    Section 114. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules 
at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey. The Committee 
understands that the authorizing committees of jurisdiction are 
exploring a longer term extension of this provision. The 
Committee will reevaluate the need for this provision as the 
legislative process moves forward.
    Section 115. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds limited in this Act for the Airport Improvement Program 
to be provided to an airport that refuses a request from the 
Secretary of Transportation to use public space at the airport 
for the purpose of conducting outreach on air passenger rights.
    Section 116. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
the FAA from paying Sunday premium pay except in those cases 
where the individual actually worked on a Sunday.
    Section 117. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from using funds to purchase store gift cards or gift 
certificates through a government-issued credit card.

                     Federal Highway Administration

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides both 
financial assistance to the states to construct and improve 
roads and highways, and technical assistance to other agencies 
and organizations involved in road building activities. Title 
23 of the United States Code and other supporting legislation 
provide authority for the various activities of the FHWA. 
Funding is provided by contract authority, with program levels 
established by annual limitations on obligations set in 
appropriations Acts.

                  SUMMARY OF FISCAL YEAR 2011 PROGRAM

    The most recent long-term surface transportation 
authorization act, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 
expired on September 30, 2009. Since that time, Congress has 
passed several short-term extension bills that have continued 
to provide contract authority for the FHWA and the other 
surface transportation agencies. However, the current extension 
will expire on December 31, 2010. Because reauthorization 
actions have not yet been completed, the Committee has 
continued the fiscal year 2010 program structure for the 
highway program and has assumed that the funding levels 
provided for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 will be 
extended and annualized for the remainder of the year.
    At the time the Committee began consideration of this bill 
to fund transportation programs for fiscal year 2011, the 
Administration was still developing its reauthorization 
proposal for surface transportation programs. Consequently, the 
President's budget that was submitted to the Committee 
contained no policy recommendations for programs subject to 
reauthorization. The President's budget instead provides only 
baseline funding levels for all highway, transit, motor carrier 
safety, and highway safety programs, including increases mostly 
for only pay raises and other non-pay inflation adjustments.
    For highways, the budget proposes a total program level of 
$41,838,644,337. Included within this level is an obligation 
limitation of $41,362,775,000, which is $255,775,000, or less 
than one percent, above the fiscal year 2010 level of 
$41,107,000,000. The budget also assumes $739,000,000 in 
contract authority exempt from the obligation limitation and 
proposes to cancel $263,130,663 from old projects funded in 
prior surface transportation authorization acts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total program level of 
$45,920,927,576 for the activities of the FHWA in fiscal year 
2011. The recommendation is $4,082,283,239 above the budget 
request and $3,132,098,576 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level. The following table summarizes the program levels within 
the FHWA for fiscal year 2010 enacted, the fiscal year 2011 
budget request, and the Committee's recommendation:

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Fiscal year     Fiscal year   Recommended in
                             Program                               2010 enacted    2011 request      the bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal-aid highways (limitation)...............................      41,107,000      41,362,775      45,217,700
Exempt contract authority.......................................         739,000         739,000         739,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................      41,846,000      42,101,775      45,956,700
Rescission of contract authority................................           - - -        -263,131          -1,863
Rescission of budget authority..................................           - - -           - - -         -33,909
Additional highways investment (GF).............................         650,000           - - -           - - -
Surface transportation priorities...............................         292,829           - - -           - - -
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................      42,788,829      41,838,644      45,920,928
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................   (*$413,533,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     (420,843,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................     (428,843,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................     (+15,310,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      (+8,000,000)
    This limitation controls spending for the salaries and 
expenses of the FHWA required to conduct and administer the 
federal-aid highway program, highway-related research, and most 
other federal highway programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $428,843,000 for 
fiscal year 2011, which is $8,000,000 above the budget request 
and $15,310,000 above the fiscal year 2010 level. The bill also 
includes language to make $3,300,000 in contract authority 
above this limitation available for the administrative expenses 
of the Appalachian Regional Commission in accordance with 
section 104 of title 23, United States Code, as requested.
    Office of Inspector General (OIG) audits and 
investigations.--The recommendation does not include bill 
language, as has previously been provided, to direct contract 
authority to the OIG to conduct audits and investigations 
related to the FHWA. In an effort to provide greater 
transparency, the Committee has provided these resources 
directly to the OIG.
    Fiscal management information system.--In House Report 110-
238, which accompanied the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2008 (Public Law 110-161), the Committee directed the FHWA to 
submit a report detailing how the agency reviews unobligated 
and/or unexpended project funds to determine whether or not 
those remaining funds are still needed to complete the project. 
The FHWA noted in its response to the Committee, which was 
dated May 26, 2009, that, due to limitations of the agency's 
fiscal management information system (FMIS), spreadsheets must 
be developed manually in a lengthy process. The compilation is 
complicated by the fact that most reports generated in FMIS are 
in a format (i.e., pdf) that does not allow data inputting and 
manipulation. More recently, during debate on the Federal 
Aviation Administration's reauthorization bill in March 2010, 
an amendment was offered that required the FHWA to produce 
tables listing the highway projects that would be affected by 
the amendment. The FHWA was slow to produce these tables and 
the accuracy of the data was sometimes questioned, which was 
extremely frustrating for Congressional staff on multiple 
committees. The Committee is deeply concerned about the limited 
functionality of FMIS and its ability to communicate 
effectively and accurately with the Department's accounting 
system. In response to inquiries made by the Committee, the 
FHWA has indicated that it could cost approximately $15,000,000 
and take three years to renovate and upgrade FMIS to improve 
the system's capabilities. The Committee believes that these 
improvements are critical to the FHWA's daily operations and 
must be executed with all due haste. To that end, the Committee 
provides $8,000,000 within the limitation on administrative 
expenses for the FHWA to begin the process of upgrading the 
capabilities of FMIS and expanding its limiting functions, 
including the ability to generate reports in spreadsheet 
format. However, the Committee has included bill language which 
prohibits the FHWA from obligating these funds until the agency 
has submitted a plan to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations which identifies the full cost of the upgrades 
and a timeline for completion. Furthermore, in developing this 
plan, the Committee directs the FHWA to launch an internal 
strategic review of FMIS and associated FHWA systems to define 
known and future grant management system requirements, 
including Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act 
and Recovery Act information needs; stakeholder data analysis 
objectives; and expanded query, reporting, and interface 
requirements. In addition, the Committee directs the FHWA, in 
consultation with the Department's chief information officer, 
to consult with other DOT grant-making operating 
administrations to determine the feasibility of developing a 
multi-modal grant management system.

                 LIMITATION ON TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    ($429,800,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     (429,800,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................     (429,800,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................           (- - -)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................           (- - -)
    This limitation controls spending for the transportation 
research and technology contract programs of the FHWA. It 
includes a number of contract programs including surface 
transportation research, training and education, university 
transportation research, and intelligent transportation systems 
research. Funding for the Bureau of Transportation Statistics 
(BTS) is also included within this limitation even though BTS 
is organizationally placed within the Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration (RITA). Additional information 
regarding BTS is included in the RITA section of this report.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes an obligation limitation for 
transportation research of $429,800,000 in fiscal year 2011, 
equal to the budget request and the fiscal year 2010 level. 
However, because reauthorization actions have not yet been 
completed, the Committee has not provided a break out of the 
transportation research program by activities since this 
pending legislation is likely to change the structure of the 
existing program. Even so, the Committee provides a limitation 
on the research program as has been past practice.

                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................     ($41,107,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      (41,362,775,000)
Recommended in the bill...........................      (45,217,700,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...............      (+4,110,700,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..............      (+3,854,925,000)
    The federal-aid highways program is designed to aid in the 
development, operations and management of an intermodal 
transportation system that is economically efficient, 
environmentally sound, provides the foundation for the nation 
to compete in the global economy, and moves people and goods 
safely.
    All programs included within the federal-aid highways 
program are financed from the highway trust fund and most are 
distributed via apportionments and allocations to states. The 
federal-aid highways program is funded by contract authority 
and liquidating cash appropriations are subsequently provided 
to fund outlays resulting from obligations incurred under 
contract authority.
    The Committee sets, through the annual appropriations 
process, an overall limitation on the total contract authority 
that can be obligated under the federal-aid highways program in 
a given year. The Committee also provides direction and other 
guidance regarding some of the programs that operate under this 
overall limitation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As stated previously, the Committee finds itself in a 
position where the most recent long-term surface transportation 
authorization act, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 
expired on September 30, 2009, and there is no clear indication 
as to what the future holds for these programs. Congress has 
passed several short-term extension bills in order to continue 
to provide contract authority for the FHWA and the other 
surface transportation agencies; however, the current extension 
will expire on December 31, 2010. Because the House and Senate 
authorizing committees have yet to complete their work on 
legislation to extend these programs beyond the end of the 
calendar year, the Committee has continued the fiscal year 2010 
program structure for the highway program found in SAFETEA-LU 
and has assumed that the funding levels provided for the first 
quarter of fiscal year 2011 will be extended and annualized for 
the remainder of the year.
    The bill includes language limiting fiscal year 2011 
federal-aid highways obligations to $45,217,700,000, an 
increase of $4,110,700,000 from the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and an increase of $3,854,925,000 above the budget 
request. The Committee's recommendation represents a 10 percent 
increase as compared to last year's funding level and supports 
infrastructure investment which is critical to the economy. 
This crucial investment not only creates and saves jobs of 
hard-working Americans, it lays a foundation for future 
economic growth by improving and fortifying our nation's 
infrastructure. The increase in highway spending will build on 
the success realized in the American Recovery and Reinvestment 
Act (ARRA) by investing in our nation's highways while helping 
to build and repair the roads and bridges that serve as a vital 
component to America's industry. The increased authority will 
spur hiring, strengthen the nation's transportation system, and 
lead to economic benefits throughout communities across the 
country.
    The Committee has continued bill language that allows the 
Secretary to charge and collect fees from the applicant for a 
direct loan, guaranteed loan, or line of credit to cover the 
cost of the financial and legal analyses performed on behalf of 
the Department. These fees are not subject to any obligation 
limitation or the limitation on administrative expenses set for 
the transportation infrastructure finance and innovation 
program under section 608 of title 23, United States Code.
    Federal-aid highways and bridges are managed through a 
federal-state partnership. States and localities maintain 
ownership and responsibility for maintenance, repair and new 
construction of roads. State highway departments have the 
authority to initiate federal-aid projects subject to FHWA 
approval of plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The 
federal government provides financial support for construction 
and repair through matching grants, the terms of which vary 
with the type of road. There are approximately four million 
miles of public roads in the United States and about 600,000 
bridges. The federal government provides grants to states to 
assist in financing the construction and preservation of about 
994,500 miles (24 percent) of these roads, which represents the 
National Highway System plus key feeder and collector routes. 
Highways eligible for federal aid carry about 85 percent of 
total U.S. highway traffic.
    For years, federal-aid highways funds have been made 
available to the states through a mix of apportioned programs, 
which are distributed using a formula provided in law, and 
allocated programs, which are distributed based on criteria set 
in law and allow for some discretion on the part of the 
Secretary in selecting recipients. As stated previously, the 
structure of the federal-aid highway program for fiscal year 
2011 is unknown at this time due to the lack of authorizing 
legislation. However, many of the apportioned programs that 
currently exist are likely to continue and, therefore, the 
descriptions of major highway programs that follow are based on 
current law:
    Surface transportation program (STP).--STP is a flexible 
program that may be used by states and localities for projects 
on any federal-aid highway, bridge projects on any public road, 
transit capital projects, and intracity and intercity bus 
terminals and facilities. A portion of STP funds are set aside 
for transportation enhancements and state sub-allocations are 
provided. The federal share for STP is generally 80 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment, with a four-year 
availability period.
    National highway system (NHS).--The NHS program provides 
funding for a designated National Highway System consisting of 
roads that are of primary federal interest. The NHS consists of 
the current Interstate, other rural principal arterials, urban 
freeways and connecting urban principal arterials, and 
facilities on the Defense Department's designated Strategic 
Highway Network, and roads connecting the NHS to intermodal 
facilities. Legislation designating the 161,000 mile system was 
enacted in 1995 and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st 
Century (TEA-21) added to the system the highways and 
connections to transportation facilities identified in the May 
24, 1996, report to Congress. The federal share for the NHS 
program is generally 80 percent, subject to the sliding scale 
adjustment, with an availability period of four years.
    Interstate maintenance (IM) program.--The IM program 
finances projects to rehabilitate, restore, resurface and 
reconstruct the Interstate system. Reconstruction that 
increases capacity, other than HOV lanes, is not eligible for 
IM funds. The federal share for the IM program is 90 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment, and funds are 
available for four years.
    Funds provided for the IM discretionary program in fiscal 
year 2011 shall be available for the following activities in 
the corresponding amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Augusta North Connections--Exit 113, ME.................      $1,000,000
Avalon Boulevard Interchange Modification at the I-405,        1,000,000
 Carson, CA.............................................
City of Moline I-74 Bridge Preconstruction and                 1,000,000
 Construction, IL.......................................
Harrison County I-64 Interchange, IN....................       1,000,000
I-294 at I-57 Interchange, IL...........................       1,000,000
I-390 Interchange, NY...................................       1,250,000
I-5 North Stockton Lane Widening and Improvements              1,250,000
 Project, CA............................................
I-5 Widening from I-605 North to I-710 Environmental           1,000,000
 Phase, CA..............................................
I-5/Kuebler Boulevard Interchange Improvements, OR......       1,000,000
I-64/22nd Street Interchange Reconfiguration, MO........       1,000,000
I-71 Corridor Access, Cincinnati, OH....................       1,000,000
I-80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement Project,            1,000,000
 Berkeley, CA...........................................
I-805/La Jolla Village Drive Interchange Project, San          1,000,000
 Diego, CA..............................................
I-85 in Davidson and Rowan Counties, NC.................       1,000,000
I-94 from East Dickinson Interchange, East-Westbound           1,000,000
 Lanes Reconstruction, Dickinson, ND....................
I-95 Interchange at Yamato Road and Spanish River                500,000
 Boulevard Project, City of Boca Raton, FL..............
I-95 Upgrades in Robeson County, NC.....................       1,000,000
I-95/301 Interchange, SC................................       2,000,000
Interstate 225 and Colfax Avenue Reconfiguration,              1,250,000
 Aurora, CO.............................................
Interstate 79/Mt. Morris Interchange Improvements,             1,000,000
 Greene County, PA......................................
North Stockton I-5 Interchanges and French Camp                1,000,000
 Interchange/Arch Sperry Road Extension, Stockton, CA...
Raton South I-25 Interchange Reconstruction, Raton,              750,000
 Colfax County, NM......................................
Rehabilitate I-84 Bridges over Delaware and Neversink          1,000,000
 Rivers, NY.............................................
Widening of I-35, Waco, TX..............................       2,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Bridge replacement and rehabilitation program.--The bridge 
program enables states to improve the condition of their 
bridges through replacement, rehabilitation, and systematic 
preventive maintenance. The funds are available for use on all 
bridges, including those on roads functionally classified as 
rural minor collectors and as local. Bridge program funds have 
a four-year period of availability with a federal share for all 
projects, except those on the Interstate System, of 80 percent, 
subject to the sliding scale adjustment. For those bridges on 
the Interstate System, the federal share is 90 percent, subject 
to the sliding scale adjustment.
    Congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program 
(CMAQ).--The CMAQ program directs funds toward transportation 
projects and programs to help meet and maintain national 
ambient air quality standards for ozone, carbon monoxide, and 
particulate matter. A minimum \1/2\ percent of the 
apportionment is guaranteed to each state.
    Highway safety improvement program (HSIP).--The new HSIP 
(previously funded by a set-aside from STP) was established as 
a core program beginning in 2006. The program, which features 
strategic safety planning and performance, devotes additional 
resources and supports innovative approaches to reducing 
highway fatalities and injuries on all public roads.
    Appalachian development highway system.--This program makes 
funds available to construct highways and access roads under 
section 201 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 
1965.
    Under current law, funding is available until expended and 
is distributed among the 13 eligible states based on the latest 
available cost-to-complete estimate prepared by the Appalachian 
Regional Commission.
    Equity bonus program.--The equity bonus (replaces TEA-21's 
minimum guarantee) provides additional funds to states to 
ensure that each state's total funding from apportioned 
programs and for high priority projects meets certain equity 
considerations. Each state is guaranteed a minimum rate of 
return on its share of contributions to the highway account of 
the highway trust fund, and a minimum increase relative to the 
average dollar amount of apportionments under TEA-21. Certain 
states maintain the share of total apportionments they each 
received during TEA-21. An open-ended authorization is 
provided, ensuring that there will be sufficient funds to meet 
the objectives of the equity bonus.
    Emergency relief (ER).--The ER program provides funds for 
the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid highways and 
bridges and federally-owned roads and bridges that have 
suffered serious damage as the result of natural disasters or 
catastrophic failures. The ER program supplements the 
commitment of resources by states, their political 
subdivisions, or federal agencies to help pay for unusually 
heavy expenses resulting from extraordinary conditions.
    In February 2007, GAO published a report (GAO-07-245) on 
the FHWA's ER program that was prompted by the long-term fiscal 
imbalance between the funding provided for the program and the 
actual program needs. For the report, GAO evaluated the ER 
program to determine: (1) the total funding, distribution of 
funds among the states, and disaster events funded; (2) the 
sources of funding provided and the financial challenges facing 
the program; and (3) the scope of activities eligible for 
funding and how the scope of eligible activities had changed 
over time. As a result of the review, GAO recommended that the 
FHWA should, within its authority, tighten eligibility 
standards, recapture unused funds, and seek rescission of 
unneeded funds. The report also noted that ER program funds are 
not intended to replace other federal-aid, state, or local 
funds to increase capacity, correct non-disaster-related 
deficiencies, or make other improvements. Yet, despite this 
fact, GAO discovered that the scope of eligible activities 
funded by the ER program had expanded over the years with FHWA 
waivers of eligibility criteria or changes in definitions. As a 
result, some projects were funded that went beyond repairing or 
restoring highways to pre-disaster conditions, which 
contributed to concerns about the future financial 
sustainability of the program. The Committee still has some 
significant concerns about the FHWA's management and oversight 
of the ER program and has specifically been troubled by recent 
requests for new ER funding that have been submitted by states 
5, 10, or even 20 years after the disaster occurred. Therefore, 
the Committee directs GAO to conduct a follow-up review of the 
ER program to determine what progress the FHWA has made in 
addressing the recommendations made in the 2007 report. In 
addition, the Committee directs GAO to look at claims for ER 
funds made by states five or more years after a disaster 
occurred to determine if such claims are being administered and 
awarded in accordance with FHWA's ER processes and published 
criteria and are, in fact, valid, as well as whether FHWA's 
processes and criteria should be modified to prevent waste or 
abuse of ER funding. GAO is also directed to collect 
information it deems necessary from DOT or states in order to 
provide any needed context for ER claims. This review should 
cover fiscal years 2005 to 2010 and the report should be 
submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
not later than September 1, 2011.
    Federal lands.--This category funds improvement for forest 
highways; park roads and parkways; Indian reservation roads; 
and refuge roads. The federal lands highways program provides 
for transportation planning, research, engineering, and 
construction of highways, roads, parkways, and transit 
facilities that provide access to or within public lands, 
national parks, and Indian reservations.
    Funds provided for the federal lands program in fiscal year 
2011 shall be available for the following activities in the 
corresponding amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Blackstone River Bikeway, RI............................      $1,000,000
BRAC-Related Improvements for Harford County, MD........       1,500,000
BRAC-Related Improvements, Anne Arundel County, MD......       1,500,000
BRAC-Related Improvements, Montgomery County, MD........         500,000
Diaz Ordaz International Border Crossing, TX............         500,000
Frederick Douglass Bridge Engineering, DC...............         500,000
Gila County Control Road Improvements, AZ...............       1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks-Park Access, Transit and            1,000,000
 Trails, CA.............................................
Great Highway Long-Term Solution Planning, CA...........         500,000
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge-Repayment of Debt Service Owed        1,000,000
 to Arizona, AZ.........................................
Low Divide and Rowdy Creek Road Improvement Project,             750,000
 County of Del Norte, CA................................
Miccosukee Road Resurfacing Project, FL.................       1,100,000
New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Design and              2,000,000
 Construction Project, DC...............................
Pedestrian Access Bridge over Dulles Airport Access and        1,000,000
 Toll Road, VA..........................................
Road Improvements, Wrangell Borough, AK.................         250,000
Saddle Road Improvements, Island of Hawaii, HI..........         750,000
SH 125: Michigan River Bridge, Jackson, CO..............         750,000
Southern Nevada Beltway Interchanges, NV................       1,000,000
State Route 347 Grade Separation, Maricopa, AZ..........       1,000,000
Stones River National Battlefield Auto Tour Road                 500,000
 Expansion and Rehabilitation, Murfreesboro, TN.........
Swan Mountain Shared Use Pathway, Breckenridge, CO......         750,000
Travis Air Force Base North Gate Access Improvements, CA         750,000
U.S. 199 Safety Improvements, Cave Junction, OR.........         300,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee directs that the funds allocated above are to 
be derived from the FHWA's public lands highways discretionary 
program and not from funds allocated to the National Park 
Service's or the Fish and Wildlife Service's regions.
    Ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities.--This program 
provides funding for the construction of ferry boats and ferry 
terminal facilities and requires that $20,000,000 from each 
fiscal year be set aside for marine highway systems that are 
part of the National Highway System for use by the states of 
Alaska, New Jersey and Washington.
    Funds provided for the ferry boats and ferry terminal 
facilities program in fiscal year 2011 shall be available for 
the following activities in the corresponding amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Berkeley Ferry Service, CA..............................        $500,000
Commuter Ferry, MA......................................       1,000,000
Ferry Landing in Pt. Mackenzie, AK......................       1,000,000
Ferry Terminal Dock for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island,          600,000
 NY.....................................................
Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal Pedestrian Access and               230,000
 Safety Improvements, WA................................
Golden Gate Ferry-Sausalito Ferry Facility Ramps and             500,000
 Gangways, CA...........................................
Long Branch Pier and Ferry Terminal Design, Engineering,       1,000,000
 and Project Management, NJ.............................
Port of Port Angeles Ferry Terminal Repairs, WA.........       1,000,000
Refurbishing, Enhancing, and Improving the Safety of the         700,000
 North and South Lynchburg Ferry Landings, TX...........
Salem Wharf Pier Project, MA............................       1,000,000
Vallejo Ferry Maintenance Facility, Vallejo, CA.........         750,000
Vessel and Terminal Sewage Pump-out Systems                    1,000,000
 Installation, Cape Cod, MA.............................
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    National scenic byways program.--This program provides 
funding for roads that are designated by the Secretary of 
Transportation as All American Roads or National Scenic Byways. 
These roads have outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, 
natural, recreational, or archaeological qualities.
    Transportation, community, and system preservation (TCSP) 
program.--This program provides grants to states and local 
governments for planning, developing, and implementing 
strategies to integrate transportation, community and system 
preservation plans and practices. These grants may be used to 
improve the efficiency of the transportation system; reduce the 
impacts of transportation on the environment; reduce the need 
for costly future investments in public infrastructure; and 
provide efficient access to jobs, services, and centers of 
trade.
    Funds provided for the TCSP program in fiscal year 2011 
shall be available for the following activities in the 
corresponding amounts:

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                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2nd Avenue Bridge Reconstruction, City of Cambridge, MN.        $750,000
705 Connector, Morgantown, WV...........................         450,000
7th (a) Road Project, IN................................         650,000
Alabama 210/Ross Clark Circle Safety Lighting Project,           450,000
 AL.....................................................
Ansonia Riverwalk, CT...................................         400,000
Barre Commons Road Reconstruction and Drainage                 1,050,000
 Improvements, MA.......................................
Bayamon Circulation Arteries, PR........................         450,000
Berry Hill Road Connector Road Engineering and Right of          400,000
 Way Acquisitions, Pittsylvania County, VA..............
Bethany Road Reconstruction and Improvements, Sycamore,          650,000
 IL.....................................................
Boulder Bikes to Business Project, Boulder, CO..........         250,000
Branford Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard Flood                250,000
 Improvements, CA.......................................
Broad/Main/Front/Hellertown Transportation Enhancements,         450,000
 Phase II, Quakertown, PA...............................
Brooklyn Waterfront Transportation Study, Brooklyn, NY..         450,000
Byberry Road and Bustleton Avenue Intersection                   700,000
 Improvements, Philadelphia, PA.........................
Capitol Expressway Pedestrian Improvements, CA..........         240,000
Carbon County Covered Bridge Repair Project, PA.........         250,000
Carlton Avenue Bridge, Brooklyn, NY.....................         900,000
Chippewa Falls Downtown Reconstruction, WI..............         730,000
Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways-West Side Improvement,            450,000
 Columbus, OH...........................................
Construct Roadway and Bridges at the Intersection of             900,000
 Coalfields Expressway and King Coal Highway and from
 Dock Creek to Cedar Run, WV............................
Conway Village Main Street Streetscape and Pedestrian            450,000
 Improvements, NH.......................................
Cooley Landing/San Francisco Bay Trail Construction, CA.         600,000
Coolidge Highway Resurfacing Project, MI................         750,000
CSAH 12 Extension/TH 14 Interchange, MN.................         650,000
Design and Implementation of Transit Improvements at             700,000
 83rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights,
 Queens, NY.............................................
Downtown Tacoma Streetscapes Improvement Project, WA....       1,000,000
E. Stadium Bridges Replacement Project, City of Ann              450,000
 Arbor, MI..............................................
Eastern Gateway, MA.....................................         900,000
Edison Road Extension, CT...............................       1,000,000
Emergency Road Access and Improvement Project, PA.......         650,000
Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Town          270,000
 of Tonawanda, Erie County, NY..........................
First Avenue Bridge Replacement, NJ.....................         360,000
Glenwood Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements, GA........         450,000
Harbor Brook Flood Control, CT..........................         650,000
Hays-Travis Trail System, TX............................         650,000
Holbrook--Traffic Safety Signalization--Kings Road and           300,000
 S. Franklin, MA........................................
I-75 Walking Bridge, St. Ignace, MI.....................         450,000
Improvements to U.S. Route 15, State Route 45, and St.           450,000
 Mary's Street in E. Buffalo Township, PA...............
Intersection Improvements around State Center,                   650,000
 Baltimore, MD..........................................
Jefferson Avenue Improvements, City of Detroit, MI......         650,000
Lake Champlain Bridge, NY...............................         400,000
Leesburg North Bypass, GA...............................         450,000
Legacy Farm Roadway and Main Street Improvements,              1,000,000
 Hopkinton, MA..........................................
Locust Avenue Bridge Replacement, City of Rye, NY.......         600,000
Los Banos Bypass Segment One, Los Banos, Merced County,          400,000
 CA.....................................................
Lowry Avenue Bridge Replacement Phase II, Minneapolis,           900,000
 MN.....................................................
Lyons Road Improvements Section IV, Coconut Creek, FL...         650,000
Marin-Sonoma Narrows, CA................................         450,000
MD5/MD373/Brandywine Interchange Project, Prince George,       1,400,000
 MD.....................................................
Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B, CA.........         650,000
Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Project, CA.........         450,000
Nassau County Street and Sidewalk Improvements, NY......         450,000
Nelson Hill Bridge Replacement, NY......................         100,000
New York Avenue Improvement Project-32nd Street to 48th          450,000
 Street, Union City, NJ.................................
Nogales Highway Railroad Bridge Overpass, AZ............         900,000
North Main Street Reconstruction, Columbia, SC..........         900,000
North Rhett Extension Project, SC.......................         500,000
Norwood Drive Reconstruction, PA........................         700,000
NW 66th Avenue Reconstruction and Kempton Bridge                 450,000
 Replacement, Polk County, IA...........................
Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge Rehabilitation          700,000
 Project, Ogdensburg, NY................................
Pratt Trail in Salt Lake City, UT.......................         650,000
Raleigh Outer Loop, Wake County, NC.....................       1,500,000
Rand Avenue Reconstruction, IL..........................         600,000
Reconstruction of Congress Street Bridge, Bridgeport, CT         450,000
Rehabilitation of Beacham Street, MA....................         550,000
Repair and Resurfacing of Critical Streets, Belle Glade,         900,000
 Palm Beach County, FL..................................
Roadway Improvements-Route 70, Medford, NJ..............         450,000
Roadway Restoration, Village of Ardsley, NY.............         500,000
Rosemead Boulevard Underpass Repair Project, Pico                450,000
 Rivera, CA.............................................
Route 1 Corridor Improvements Capital Project, MD.......         650,000
Route 1/Route 123 Interchange (Phase I), VA.............         500,000
Route 29/250 Bypass Interchange Improvements,                    500,000
 Engineering, Design, and Construction, Albemarle
 County, VA.............................................
Route 35/202 at Pine Grove Court and Stony Street, NY...         250,000
Route 6 and Silver Cross Boulevard Intersection Widening         450,000
 and Roadway Improvement, New Lenox, IL.................
Route 82 Reconstruction and Widening, North Royalton, OH         650,000
Rutland Creek Path, VT..................................         650,000
Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility, CA.......         500,000
Safety Improvements on South Meadow Road, Clinton, MA...         250,000
Scott Ranch Road Extension, AZ..........................         250,000
SE Main Avenue, 20th, 21st Street Underpass and                  450,000
 Ancillary Improvements, City of Moorhead, MN...........
Seiberling Way Bridge Replacement, OH...................         450,000
Sellwood Bridge Replacement Project, Multnomah County,           650,000
 OR.....................................................
Sharpes Ferry Bridge, FL................................         900,000
Shot Pouch Creek Trail, SC..............................         650,000
Sidewalk Construction in Ashland, Cherryland and Castro          200,000
 Valley Communities, Alameda County, CA.................
Southeast Connector Final Design, Des Moines, IA........         650,000
SR 510 Yelm Loop Project, WA............................         250,000
SR 54, McDonough Road to U.S. 19/41 in Clayton County,           650,000
 GA.....................................................
Stansbury Transportation Improvements, KY...............         650,000
Structural Bridge Repairs, Fort Lauderdale, FL..........         250,000
Telegraph Road Realignment, CA..........................         450,000
Transportation Corridor Study, Greencastle/Putnam                450,000
 County, IN.............................................
U.S. 34 Akron East Chip Seal, CO........................       1,000,000
U.S. 50/Watt Avenue Interchange Modification, CA........         400,000
U.S. Highway 101 High Occupancy Vehicle Widening                 650,000
 Project, Carpinteria Creek Bridge, Carpinteria, Santa
 Barbara County, CA.....................................
Unser Boulevard Extension, NM...........................       1,000,000
U.S. 401 in Cumberland, Harnett and Wake Counties, NC...         650,000
U.S. 281/FM493 Overpass, Hidalgo County, TX.............         450,000
Vesta Street Overpass, San Diego, CA....................         450,000
Veterans Medical City Connector, FL.....................         650,000
Village of Barrington Route 14 Underpass, IL............         550,000
Walk Winthrop and the HarborWalk, MA....................         750,000
Warrensville/Van Aken Transit Oriented, OH..............         450,000
Washington Boulevard Traffic Signal Modernization,               650,000
 Commerce, CA...........................................
Westchase District Intermodal Transit and Pedestrian             450,000
 Access Improvements, TX................................
Widening of Route 50 in Chillicothe, Ross County, OH....         450,000
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    Delta region transportation development program.--This 
program encourages multistate transportation planning and 
supports the development of transportation infrastructure in 
the eight states that comprise the region of the Mississippi 
Delta: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
    Funds provided for the delta region transportation 
development program in fiscal year 2011 shall be available for 
the following activities in the corresponding amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Arkansas River Trail, AR................................        $500,000
Blytheville Overpass, AR................................       1,000,000
Higdon Ferry Road Widening, Hot Springs, AR.............       1,000,000
Holly Springs Road Project, DeSoto County, MS...........       1,250,000
I-555 Floodway Access Road, Poinsett County, AR.........       1,500,000
Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority, TN.........         500,000
Old Taylor Road Roundabouts, MS.........................         500,000
Reconstruction and Widening of U.S. 627 Bridge over              750,000
 Interstate 75, Madison County, KY......................
Ridge Road Extension, Pearl River County, MS............         750,000
South Three Notch Street Improvement Project, AL........         750,000
Washington Street Bridge Replacement, Vicksburg, MS.....       1,500,000
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    Transportation infrastructure finance and innovation 
(TIFIA) program.--The TIFIA credit program provides funds to 
assist in the development of surface transportation projects of 
regional and national significance. The goal is to develop 
major infrastructure facilities through greater non-federal and 
private sector participation, building on public willingness to 
dedicate future revenues or user fees in order to receive 
transportation benefits earlier than would be possible under 
traditional funding techniques. The TIFIA program provides 
secured loans, loan guarantees, and standby lines of credit 
that may be drawn upon to supplement project revenues, if 
needed, during the first 10 years of project operations. As 
required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, this account 
records, for this program, the subsidy costs associated with 
the direct loans, loan guarantees, and lines of credit 
obligated in 1992 and beyond (including modifications of direct 
loans or loan guarantees that resulted from obligations or 
commitments in any year), as well as administrative expenses of 
this program. The subsidy amounts are estimated on a present 
value basis; the administrative expenses are estimated on a 
cash basis.
    Federal highway research, technology and education.--
Research, technology, and education programs develop new 
transportation technology that can be applied nationwide. 
Activities include surface transportation research, including 
intelligent transportation systems; development and deployment, 
training and education; university transportation research.
    Congestion pricing.--Roadway tolls that vary with the level 
of congestion and time of day have the potential to reduce 
traffic congestion and the demand for roads. The Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that such tolls create 
incentives for drivers to avoid driving alone in congested 
conditions and can encourage drivers to share rides, use public 
transportation, or travel at less congested times. There are 
also potential challenges as higher tolls can divert traffic on 
to local and other roadways less able to handle traffic and 
adversely impact low-income drivers and working people with few 
if any travel alternatives. Numerous studies have explored the 
potential benefits and challenges of congestion pricing, but 
actual results from pricing projects in the U.S. is more 
limited. This may be changing. When GAO last reported on this 
issue in 2003, there were nine congestion pricing projects 
operating in the U.S. Yet, by early 2009 there were, according 
to CBO, seventeen projects operating in ten states, and four 
additional projects under construction. Many of these projects 
have a substantial federal financial investment. The Committee 
directs GAO to review congestion pricing road projects in the 
U.S. and to report on: (1) what research has been conducted on 
the benefits and results of congestion pricing road projects in 
the U.S.; (2) what conclusions this research has reached; and 
(3) how these congestion pricing projects have dealt with and 
overcome challenges, including traffic diversion and equity 
issues.
    I-80 Exit at Stoney Hollow Road, PA.--The statement of 
managers accompanying the fiscal year 2002 appropriations Act 
includes $3,000,000 in Interstate maintenance discretionary 
funding for ``I-80 Exit at Stoney Hollow Road, Pennsylvania.'' 
It is the intent of the Committee that these funds be made 
available for ``I-80 Exits 298/299 Improvements, Monroe County, 
Pennsylvania.''
    Highway 53 Chetek, WI.--The statement of managers 
accompanying the fiscal year 2004 appropriations Act includes 
$2,000,000 in section 115 funding for ``WI Highway 53 Chetek, 
Wisconsin.'' It is the intent of the Committee that these funds 
be made available for ``Chetek-area Transportation System 
Improvements, Chetek, Wisconsin.''
    Marin Parklands/Muir Woods Visitor Access, CA.--The 
statement of managers accompanying the fiscal year 2004 
appropriations Act includes $1,100,000 in federal lands funding 
for ``Marin Parklands/Muir Woods Visitor Access, California.'' 
It is the intent of the Committee that $220,000 of these funds 
be made available for ``Pacific Way Bridge, County of Marin, 
CA'' and $180,000 of these funds be made available for ``Signal 
at Flamingo/Highway 1, County of Marin, CA.''
    Feasibility Study for Routes 495/195 Interchange, Wareham, 
MA.--The statement of managers accompanying the fiscal year 
2004 appropriations Act includes $500,000 in section 115 
funding for ``Feasibility study for Routes 495/195 Interchange, 
Wareham, Massachusetts.'' It is the intent of the Committee 
that these funds be made available for ``Design and 
construction of improvements to Route 28 corridor adjacent to 
the I-495/Route 28 interchange in Wareham, MA.''

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010................          $41,846,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011...............           42,102,000,000
Recommended in the bill........................           45,956,700,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010............           +4,110,700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011...........           +3,854,700,000
    The Committee recommends a liquidating cash appropriation 
of $45,956,700,000. This is the amount required to pay the 
outstanding obligations of the highway program at levels 
provided in this Act and prior appropriations Acts.

                 (CANCELLATION OF UNOBLIGATED BALANCES)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................           $ - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................      -263,130,663
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +263,130,663
    The FHWA's budget for fiscal year 2011 proposes to cancel, 
or rescind, a total of $263,130,663 in unobligated balances 
from Congressionally designated highway projects funded in 
prior surface transportation authorization Acts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends not including the proposed 
rescission. Although the Committee believes that efforts to 
reduce federal spending are a worthwhile objective, the 
Committee cannot support this rescission as proposed by the 
Administration. First, the Administration did not conduct any 
analysis to determine whether the funding was still needed by 
these projects to complete their intended purpose. In addition, 
all of the projects affected by the proposed rescission were 
originally funded in surface transportation authorization 
legislation and are, therefore, under the jurisdiction of those 
House and Senate committees. The Committee fully expects the 
House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to address 
the balances that remain with these projects in the context of 
a long-term surface transportation reauthorization bill.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

    Section 120. The Committee includes a provision that 
distributes obligation authority among federal-aid highways 
programs.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision that 
credits funds received by the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides requirements for any waiver of Buy American 
requirements.
    Section 123. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting tolling in Texas, with exceptions.
    Section 124. The Committee includes a provision, as 
requested, which reallocates $200,000,000 from other programs 
to support the FHWA's livable communities program. Under the 
Administration's proposal, this funding will be used for a 
competitive livability grant program to assist states, local 
governments, and tribal government partners in integrating 
project and development planning processes within 
transportation, land use, and natural resource conservation. 
The Committee has for years advocated for promoting multi-modal 
choices in urban and rural communities in order to create 
safer, healthier communities to support American families. The 
FHWA will, within its current statutory authority, work with 
transportation agencies to plan, assess and implement 
transportation projects that are consistent with livability 
principles and investment performance objectives, which include 
promoting more sustainable and more integrated land use 
patterns, coordinating transportation and housing investments, 
reducing public infrastructure costs per capita and conserving 
natural resources. The Committee strongly supports this 
initiative. Bill language is included that specifies that the 
federal share payable on account of any livable communities 
program project or activity shall be determined in accordance 
with section 120 of title 23, United States Code, and that the 
funds set aside for the program shall remain available until 
expended. In addition, a provision is included that allows the 
FHWA to retain up to one percent of the funds provided for 
administration expenses associated with the operation of the 
program.
    Section 125. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various projects which were included in 
previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 126. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various projects which were included in 
section 1702 of Public Law 109-59.
    Section 127. The Committee includes a provision that 
clarifies funding for various projects which were included in 
section 1602 of Public Law 105-178.
    Section 128. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated balances associated with demonstration or 
high priority projects which were funded in previous 
appropriations Acts. In administering the rescission, the 
Secretary of Transportation is directed to look at projects 
that have been completed and where the remaining funding is no 
longer needed to accomplish the original purpose designated by 
Congress. The Committee also directs the Secretary to look at 
those projects that are 10 years old or older with more than 90 
percent of the appropriated amount remaining available for 
obligation. In addition, the Secretary should also consider 
closing out projects with small balances, such as less than 
$2,000, in order to achieve the amount rescinded in the bill.
    Section 129. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated balances made available for highway 
related safety grants in prior appropriations Acts.
    Section 130. The Committee includes a provision that 
permanently rescinds unobligated contract authority authorized 
for administrative expenses of the FHWA that will not be 
available for obligation because of the limitation on 
administrative expenses imposed in this Act and prior Acts.

              Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    In 1999, Congress passed the Motor Carrier Safety 
Improvement Act establishing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration (FMCSA) within the Department of Transportation 
(DOT). FMCSA focuses on reducing the number and severity of 
large truck and commercial bus accidents. Agency resources and 
activities prevent and mitigate commercial vehicle accidents 
through regulation, law enforcement, stakeholder training, 
technological innovation, and improved information systems. 
FMCSA works with Federal, state, and local entities, the motor 
carrier industry, highway safety organizations, and the public. 
Additionally, FMCSA has the responsibility to ensure that 
commercial vehicles entering the U.S. meet all U.S. hazardous 
material and safety regulations.
    The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), reauthorized the 
motor carrier safety activities of FMCSA through fiscal year 
2009. As the current authorization extension expires at the end 
of December 2010, the Committee recommendation is contingent on 
a full year authorization.
    Motor coaches carry the highest volume of passengers of all 
commercial modes of transportation and have the lowest fatality 
and injury rates. However, they have a disproportionate effect 
on occupants of other vehicles. In 2007 of the 41,059 people 
killed in motor vehicle crashes, 4,808 or 12 percent died in 
crashes that involved a large truck, another 101,000 people 
were injured. Only 17 percent of people killed and 22 percent 
of those injured were occupants of large trucks.

              MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...       $239,828,000     ($239,828,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..        259,878,000      (259,878,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        259,878,000      (259,878,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year            +20,050,000      (+20,050,000)
     2010.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -              - - -
     2011.........................
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    This limitation controls FMCSA spending for salaries, 
operating expenses, and research. It is intended to provide the 
necessary resources to support motor carrier safety program 
activities and maintain the agency's administrative 
infrastructure. The funding supports nationwide motor carrier 
safety and consumer enforcement efforts, including federal 
safety enforcement activities at the U.S. borders. Resources 
are also provided to fund motor carrier regulatory development 
and implementation, information management, research and 
technology, safety education and outreach, and the safety and 
consumer telephone hotline.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $259,878,000 for motor carrier 
safety operations and programs, which is $20,050,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level and equal to the fiscal year 
2011 budget request. As the current authorization extension 
expires at the end of December 2010, the Committee 
recommendation is contingent on a full year authorization.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The Committee recommends a limitation on obligations of 
$259,878,000 for the implementation, execution, and 
administration of the motor carrier safety operations and 
programs, which is $20,050,000 above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and equal to the fiscal year 2011 budget request. 
The Committee provides these funds contingent on a full year 
authorization that supports this level of funding. The 
Committee directs FMCSA to work with the Committees of 
jurisdiction to justify the appropriate level of contract 
authority for this account.
    Operating expenses.--The Committee recommends $195,669,000 
for FMCSA's general operating expenses, which is $12,619,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same as the 
level in the 2011 fiscal year budget request. These funds are 
used to support FMCSA's core mission requirements of commercial 
motor vehicle safety enforcement and compliance; hazardous 
material enforcement and compliance; emergency preparedness; 
and, household goods enforcement and compliance. The Committee 
recognizes that as traffic dropped in the economic downturn, 
safety statistics have improved significantly. As the economy 
rebounds, the Committee expects FMCSA to remain vigilant in 
keeping our roads safe.
    Staffing justification.--The Committee directs FMCSA to 
provide in its fiscal year 2012 budget request, and all future 
budget requests, additional detailed staffing justifications 
for each office within the Agency. The budget submitted by the 
Department must include a detailed justification for the 
incremental funding increases, decreases and additional FTEs 
being requested above the enacted level, by program, activity, 
or program element. The Committee encourages the Department to 
format the discussion of these changes in a similar format to 
the Department of Transportation Office of the Secretary 
Salaries and Expenses justification for each of its offices. 
Further, the Department is directed to include in the budget 
justification funding levels for the prior year, current year, 
and budget year for all offices.
    Research and technology.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $8,586,000 for FMCSA's research and technology 
programs, which is $43,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and equal to the fiscal year 2011 budget request. The 
Committee continues to include bill language making the funds 
for the research and technology programs available until 
September 30, 2013. The Committee directs FMCSA to include in 
all future budget justifications a list of each research 
initiative being proposed for funding and its cost.
    Information management.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $41,943,000 for FMCSA's information management 
program, which is $7,325,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and the same as the fiscal year 2011 budget request. This 
increase is provided for upgrades to FMCSA's IT systems 
associated with the implementation of Comprehensive Safety 
Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010).
    Regulatory development.--The Committee includes $9,777,000 
for FMCSA's regulatory development program, which is $49,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same as the 
level assumed in the fiscal year 2011 budget request. The 
Committee is concerned that FMCSA is the only mode at the 
Department of Transportation that is still working on 
rulemakings required in SAFETEA-LU. The Committee directs FMCSA 
to submit a list of all outstanding rulemakings and a plan 
including a timeline for the Agency to complete the rulemaking 
process.
    Outreach and education.--The Committee recommends 
$2,903,000 for FMCSA's outreach and education programs, which 
is $14,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and equal 
to the level in the fiscal year 2011 budget request. The 
Committee notes that the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Grants 
and the High Priority Grants can supplement the agency's public 
awareness and outreach efforts. The Committee continues bill 
language that prohibits any funds relating to outreach and 
education from being transferred to another agency.
    Commercial motor vehicles (CMV) operating grants.--The 
Committee recommends $1,000,000 for commercial motor vehicle 
operator's grants, which is the same as the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and the same as the level assumed for fiscal year 
2011. The grants are designed to provide operators with 
training on the safe use of commercial motor vehicles.

                      MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...       $310,070,000     ($310,070,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..        310,070,000      (310,070,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        310,070,000      (310,070,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                  - - -            (- - -)
     2010.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -            (- - -)
     2011.........................
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    FMCSA's motor carrier safety grants program was authorized 
by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century and 
continued through fiscal year 2009 by SAFETEA-LU. As the 
current authorization extension expires at the end of December 
2010, the Committee recommendation is contingent on a full year 
authorization.
    Grants are used to support compliance reviews in the 
states; identify and apprehend traffic violators; conduct 
roadside inspections; and, support new entrant carriers' safety 
audits. Additionally, grants are provided to states for safety 
enforcement at both the northern and southern borders; for 
improvement of state commercial driver's license oversight 
activities; and for improving the linkage between state motor 
vehicle registration systems and carrier safety data.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $310,070,000 in liquidating cash 
for this program. This is equal to both the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and the level in the fiscal year 2011 budget 
request.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The Committee recommends a limitation on obligations of 
$310,070,000 for the FMCSA grant programs, which is equal to 
both the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the fiscal year 
2011 budget request. As the current authorization extension 
expires at the end of December 2010, the Committee 
recommendation is contingent on a full year authorization.
    The Committee recommends separate obligation limitations 
for the following funding allocations:
 Motor carrier safety assistance program...............    ($215,070,000)
Commercial driver's license improvements program......      (30,000,000)
Border enforcement grants.............................      (32,000,000)
Performance and registration information system              (5,000,000)
 management program...................................
Commercial vehicle information systems and networks         (25,000,000)
 deployment...........................................
Safety data improvement grants........................       (3,000,000)
    New entrant audits.--The Committee directs that of the 
funds made available for the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance 
Grants the Secretary shall deduct $35,000,000 for audits of new 
entrant motor carriers. The FMCSA requires all new entrants to 
pass a safety audit within the first 18 months of operations in 
order to receive permanent DOT registration.
    Chameleon carriers.--The Committee is acutely aware of the 
need to provide strong oversight of the Department's safety 
responsibilities. A recent National Transportation Surface 
Board (NTSB) investigation of the fatal 2007 bus accident in 
Texas and the ongoing investigation into a fatal accident in 
Arizona this past March have raised significant concerns 
regarding FMCSA's implementation and enforcement of bus safety 
regulations. In both cases, the vehicles in question did not 
meet federal safety requirements but were able to operate under 
another company's charter or simply undetected with only a 
state vehicle registration. The Committee is concerned that 
these operators are not exceptions, but are indicative of a 
pervasive pattern of unsafe or previously de-certified 
operators exploiting FMCSA's new entrant safety assurance 
process to reincarnate themselves under new names. Accordingly, 
the Committee directs the General Accountability Office (GAO) 
to perform a study to quantify the prevalence of motor coach 
operators that are reincarnations of operators with poor safety 
records. In addition, the Committee instructs the Inspector 
General to audit FMCSA's implementation of the new entrant 
safety assurance process and its response to the NTSB's 
recommendations H-09-33 through H-09-41. The Committee directs 
the Inspector General to report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations by July 1, 2011, with the results 
of that review.
    Irregularities in the grant programs.--The Committee 
appreciates the Administrator's immediate notification of the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations about 
irregularities discovered in the commercial vehicle information 
systems and networks (CVISN) grant program. The Committee 
believes FMCSA is taking prudent steps to address this issue. 
Upon notification of these irregularities, the Committee sent a 
letter instructing GAO to assist with addressing these issues. 
The Committee directs GAO to examine the management of each of 
the FMCSA grant programs.

                          MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                              (RESCISSION)

    The bill rescinds $7,330,000 in unobligated balances from 
amounts made available under this heading in prior 
appropriations acts.

                      MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY PROGRAM

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                              (RESCISSION)

    The bill rescinds $15,076,000 in unobligated balances from 
amounts made available under this heading in prior 
appropriations acts.

 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

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

             National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
was established as a separate organizational entity in the 
Department of Transportation in March of 1970. It succeeded the 
National Highway Safety Bureau, which previously had 
administered traffic and highway safety functions as an 
organizational unit of the Federal Highway Administration.
    NHTSA's current programs are authorized in five major laws: 
(1) the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act (chapter 
301 of title 49, United States Code (U.S.C.); (2) the Highway 
Safety Act (chapter 4 of title 23, U.S.C.); (3) the Motor 
Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act (MVICSA) (Part C of 
subtitle VI of title 49, U.S.C.); (4) the Transportation Recall 
Enhancement, Accountability, and Documentation (TREAD) Act; and 
(5) the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation 
Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
    The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act provides 
for the establishment and enforcement of safety standards for 
vehicles and associated equipment and the conduct of supporting 
research, including the acquisition of required testing 
facilities and the operation of the national driver register, 
which was reauthorized by the National Driver Register Act of 
1982.
    The Highway Safety Act provides for coordinated national 
highway safety programs (section 402 of title 23, U.S.C.) to be 
carried out by the states and for highway safety research, 
development, and demonstration programs (section 403 of title 
23, U.S.C.). The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 (Public Law 100-
690) authorized a new drunk driving prevention program (section 
410 of title 23, U.S.C.) to make grants to states to implement 
and enforce drunk driving prevention programs.
    MVICSA provides for the establishment of low-speed 
collision bumper standards, consumer information activities and 
odometer regulations. Amendments to this law established the 
responsibility for the administration of mandatory automotive 
fuel economy standards, theft prevention standards for high 
theft lines of passenger motor vehicles, and automobile content 
labeling requirements. In 2000, the TREAD Act amended the 
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act. Changes included 
numerous new motor vehicle safety and information provisions, 
including a requirement that manufacturers give NHTSA notice of 
safety recalls or safety campaigns in foreign countries 
involving motor vehicles or items of motor vehicle equipment 
that are identical or substantially similar to vehicles or 
equipment in the United States; higher civil penalties for 
violations of the law; a criminal penalty for violations of 
reporting requirements; and a number of rulemaking directions 
that include developing a dynamic rollover test for light duty 
vehicles, updating the tire safety and labeling standards, 
improving the safety of child restraints, and establishing a 
child restraint safety rating consumer information program.
    SAFETEA-LU, which was enacted on August 10, 2005, either 
reauthorized or added new authorizations for the full range of 
NHTSA programs for fiscal years 2005 through 2009. These 
include highway safety programs (section 402 of title 23, 
U.S.C.), highway safety research and development (section 403 
of title 23, U.S.C.), occupant protection incentive grants 
(section 405 of title 23, U.S.C.), alcohol-impaired driving 
countermeasures incentive grants (section 410 of title 23, 
U.S.C.), and the national driver register (chapter 303 of title 
49, U.S.C.). SAFETEA-LU also enacted new initiatives, such as 
the high visibility enforcement program (section 2009 of 
SAFETEA-LU), motorcyclist safety grants (section 2010 of 
SAFETEA-LU), and child safety and child booster seat safety 
incentive grants (section 2011 of SAFETEA-LU). Finally, 
SAFETEA-LU adopted a number of new motor vehicle safety and 
information provisions, including rulemaking directions to 
reduce vehicle rollover crashes, reduce complete and partial 
ejections of vehicle occupants, and enhance passenger motor 
vehicle occupant protection in side impact crashes.
    SAFETEA-LU expired on September 30, 2009, and Congress has 
not yet completed work on long-term reauthorization legislation 
for the Nation's surface transportation programs. In the 
meantime, Congress has passed several short-term extension 
bills that continue the highway safety programs of NHTSA and 
provide contract authority for these programs until December 
31, 2010. In the absence of a long-term surface transportation 
reauthorization, the Committee has generally assumed the 
continuation of the program structure in current law and that 
the funding levels provided for the first quarter of fiscal 
year 2011 will be extended and annualized for the remainder of 
the year.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $891,228,000 for NHTSA to maintain 
current programs and continue its mission to save lives, 
prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.
    The following table summarizes the Committee's 
recommendations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                     Committee
                                                                   2010 enacted    2011 request   recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operations and research.........................................    $245,927,000    $250,213,000    $258,200,000
National driver register........................................       7,350,000       6,700,000       6,700,000
Highway traffic safety grants...................................     619,500,000     620,697,000     626,328,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................................     872,777,000     877,610,000     891,228,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee's recommendation of $891,228,000 is 
$13,618,000 above the budget request and $18,451,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    At the time the Committee began consideration of this bill 
to fund transportation programs for fiscal year 2011, the 
Administration was still developing its reauthorization 
proposal for all of the various surface transportation programs 
and, consequently, the President's budget submission to the 
Committee contained no policy recommendations for any of the 
programs subject to reauthorization. Given the absence of 
specific recommendations from the Administration and the lack 
of an authorization beyond December 31, 2010, the Committee has 
little choice but to assume the continuation of the program 
structure under current law and annualized funding levels 
consistent with what has been provided by extension Acts for 
the first quarter of fiscal year 2011.
    At its core, NHTSA is tasked with improving the safety of 
passenger travel on the nation's highway system and the agency 
has played a role in the steady reduction in fatalities per 
vehicle mile traveled that the nation has seen over the past 
few years. In fact, NHTSA's estimates show that highway 
fatalities in 2009 dropped to under 34,000, the lowest on 
record since 1954. Although the Committee commends NHTSA for 
this achievement, it must also caution the agency, as well as 
the rest of the Department of Transportation, to remain 
vigilant in order to sustain these safety gains. The last time 
highway fatalities dropped below 40,000 was in 1992, which 
coincides with the last time the country faced a significant 
economic crisis. However, as the country's economy started to 
recover in the mid- to late 1990s, Americans returned to their 
vehicles and there was significant growth in vehicle miles 
traveled and, unfortunately, a steady, year-by-year increase in 
the number of highway fatalities. Although fatalities have 
reached a record low level, the bad news is that a significant 
portion of this improvement may be because Americans were 
driving less during the current economic downturn. As the 
economy recovers and people begin to travel again, the 
Department will need to remain focused on continuing safety 
improvements across our entire transportation network. The 
Committee believes that the funding recommendations provided in 
this bill for NHTSA are a step in that direction.
    In addition, over the past several months, increasing 
public attention has been paid to NHTSA's enforcement role 
following several vehicle recalls due to concerns about 
unintended acceleration. Similar technology-related problems in 
vehicles by other manufacturers have raised concerns about 
electronic vehicle controls across the entire industry and have 
led to numerous Congressional hearings, including one by this 
Committee. During these hearings, members have raised concerns 
about whether NHTSA has the resources and the capability to 
conduct in-depth investigations into new and complex systems in 
vehicles and to evaluate manufacturers' claims about the 
operations of their vehicles. NHTSA has addressed some of these 
concerns by enlisting the aid of engineers at the National 
Academy of Sciences and the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration with expertise in areas such as computer 
controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and 
software integrity. The Committee has made a number of 
recommendations in this bill, including increased funding above 
the President's request, to address these and other concerns 
about NHTSA's ability to ensure the safety of vehicles on the 
road. The Committee believes that NHTSA's oversight of the 
safety, reliability and effectiveness of electronic vehicle 
controls is a critical management issue for the agency. The 
Committee directs NHTSA to provide quarterly briefings to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the agency's 
oversight and enforcement activities.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                              (Highway trust
                                                           (General fund)         fund)              Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010........................       $140,427,000       $105,500,000       $245,927,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011.......................        132,837,000        117,376,000        250,213,000
Recommended in the bill................................        148,127,000        110,073,000        258,200,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010....................         +7,700,000         +4,573,000        +12,273,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011...................        +15,290,000         -7,303,000         +7,987,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends new budget authority and 
obligation limitations for a total program level of 
$258,200,000, which is $7,987,000 above the request and 
$12,273,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. Of this 
total, $148,127,000 is for vehicle safety programs from the 
general fund and $110,073,000 is for section 403 of title 23, 
U.S.C., activities from the highway trust fund. These amounts 
do not include any resources provided for the national driver 
register or for grants administration as those items are 
detailed later in this report. The funding shall be distributed 
as follows:
 Salaries and benefits.................................       $78,125,000
Travel................................................         1,028,000
Operating expenses....................................        25,567,000
Contract programs:
    Safety performance (rulemaking)...................        26,738,000
    Safety assurance (enforcement)....................        19,125,000
    Highway traffic safety programs...................        45,935,000
    Research and analysis.............................        61,682,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................      $258,200,000
    Highlights of, and adjustments to, the budget request by 
the Committee's recommendation are described in the following 
paragraphs.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $104,720,000 for salaries and 
benefits, travel, rent, and other operating expenses of NHTSA.
    Full-time equivalent staff years (FTE).--NHTSA's 
administrative budget has historically not kept pace with 
inflation, causing the authorized level of 635 FTE to erode to 
617 FTE that could actually be funded in fiscal year 2010. 
NHTSA's budget requests funding to restore the agency to the 
authorized FTE level, plus an additional 15 FTE for high 
priority program areas for a total requested increase of 33 FTE 
above the fiscal year 2010 level. The Committee's recommended 
funding level, when combined with the additional resources, and 
the associated FTE, provided directly to the national driver 
register and for the administration of the safety grant 
programs, provides NHTSA with the resources sufficient to fund 
650 FTE, as requested. The Committee directs NHTSA to give 
priority consideration to the needs of the Office of Defects 
Investigations and other safety focused activities when 
allocating these additional resources.

                    SAFETY PERFORMANCE (RULEMAKING)

    NHTSA's safety performance standards (rulemaking) programs 
support the promulgation of federal motor vehicle safety 
standards for motor vehicles and safety-related equipment; 
automotive fuel economy standards required by the Energy Policy 
and Conservation Act; international harmonization of vehicle 
standards; and consumer information on motor vehicle safety, 
including the new car assessment program. The Committee 
provides $26,738,000 for these activities.
    New car assessment program (NCAP).--Within the funds 
provided, the Committee recommends $16,443,000 for NCAP, 
$4,400,000 above the request and $6,050,000 above the fiscal 
year 2010 enacted level. In fiscal year 2011, NHTSA will 
complete the transitioning of the new government 5-star safety 
ratings program from the current longstanding crash testing and 
safety rating criteria to a program that incorporates new 
tests, new rating criteria, new test dummies, advanced crash 
avoidance technologies, and a new overall vehicle safety 
rating. The NCAP historically relies heavily on carryover 
scores--ratings that remain unchanged from year to year--to 
provide consumers with safety ratings information on a 
substantial portion of the vehicle fleet. Due to the program 
enhancements being implemented in fiscal year 2010 on model 
year 2011 vehicles, frontal and side crash ratings from the 
current NCAP crash programs will not carry over from model year 
2010 vehicles to model year 2011 vehicles. Consequently, the 
percentage of the vehicle fleet rated will be reduced from the 
anticipated model year 2010 level of approximately 86 percent 
to zero at the beginning of the model year 2011 program. 
NHTSA's budget request of $12,043,000 would allow the agency to 
conduct more tests on model year 2012 vehicles and achieve 
approximately 72 percent of vehicle fleet coverage. The 
Committee instead recommends increasing the funding for NCAP by 
$4,400,000 above the request, to a total funding level of 
$16,443,000, to ensure that NHTSA will be able to test 80 
percent of the model year 2012 vehicle fleet.
    Corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards.--The 
overall purpose of CAFE standards is to reduce energy 
consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light 
trucks. The responsibility for regulating these standards rests 
with NHTSA and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as 
NHTSA sets fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks 
sold in the U.S. and EPA calculates the average fuel economy 
for each manufacturer. In order to ensure that NHTSA has 
sufficient funding to continue implementing the requirements of 
the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, the Committee 
recommends $7,900,000 in fiscal year 2011, as requested. This 
funding is to be used to: provide support for the required 
rulemakings establishing fuel economy standards for passenger 
cars and light trucks for model years 2017 and beyond; allow 
the agency to propose fuel economy standards for commercial 
medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel economy standards for the 
first time; help the agency implement a rule requiring 
manufacturers to label additional fuel economy information on 
new vehicles; and implement a new tire efficiency rating 
system, including information dissemination and a consumer 
education program.

                     SAFETY ASSURANCE (ENFORCEMENT)

    The Committee recommends $19,125,000 for safety assurance 
(enforcement) programs to provide support to ensure compliance 
with motor vehicle safety and automotive fuel economy 
standards, investigate safety-related motor vehicle defects, 
enforce federal odometer law, encourage enforcement of state 
odometer law, and conduct safety recalls when warranted.
    Safety defects investigation.--Within the funds provided, 
the Committee recommends $10,829,000 for safety defects 
investigation activities, $1,000,000 above the budget request 
and the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. NHTSA's safety defects 
investigation program investigates possible defect trends, and 
where appropriate, seeks recalls of vehicles and vehicle 
equipment that pose an unreasonable safety risk. NHTSA 
maintains a data system, called ARTEMIS, to access a voluminous 
amount of early warning reporting data submitted by 
manufacturers pursuant to the requirements of the TREAD Act, as 
well as complaints from vehicle owners, recalls and 
investigations. The agency analyzes the early warning reporting 
data to determine whether anomalies or trends exist that 
potentially indicate the presence of a safety-related problem. 
NHTSA uses this information to supplement its complaint 
database and assist the agency in deciding whether to open a 
defect investigation. Since 2000, NHTSA has influenced, on 
average, the recall of nearly 10 million vehicles annually as 
well as the recall of millions of equipment items for safety-
related defects. With the funds provided, NHTSA will be able 
to: improve the quality of the screening and investigation 
process; enhance recall completion rates; take steps to ensure 
that manufacturers conduct recalls of defective products; and 
continue to monitor recalls for adequacy of scope and remedy. 
In addition, NHTSA will be able to upgrade ARTEMIS to enhance 
the usability of the system by agency investigators and by the 
public and expand outreach to foreign governments and 
manufacturers to ensure that foreign entities are aware of the 
U.S. requirements related to identifying and recalling products 
with safety-related defects, including increased enforcement 
actions related to defective goods to serve as a deterrent.
    The Committee is concerned about the effectiveness of 
NHTSA's office of defects investigations (ODI). In 2002, the 
Department's Inspector General (IG) conducted a comprehensive 
review of ODI's work, focusing specifically on the progress 
made under the TREAD Act that required NHTSA to establish early 
warning requirements for manufacturers in order to be aware of 
potential defects as soon as possible, thus avoiding the 
tragedies surrounding the Firestone tire recall which prompted 
the passage of the TREAD Act. The IG offered recommendations at 
the time of this comprehensive review regarding implementation 
of the TREAD Act.
    In 2004, the IG issued a follow-up report addressing the 
status of the recommendations from 2002. Specifically, the IG 
examined the status of ODI's effort to: (1) implement the TREAD 
Act rulemakings; (2) ensure ODI had the appropriate information 
system infrastructure and processes in place to promptly 
identify potential defects as intended by the TREAD Act; and 
(3) establish processes to ensure consistency in recommending 
and opening defect investigations in order to ensure the 
highest priority cases are investigated. The audit found that 
most of the TREAD Act rulemakings were completed. However, the 
IG report showed that the new information system--the Advanced 
Retrieval (Tire, Equipment, Motor Vehicle) Information System, 
or ARTEMIS--had significant cost increases and delays; did 
capture manufacturer information, but only provided limited 
analytical capability for early warning analysis; and noted 
that while safety defect screening and investigation processes 
had improved, more needed to be done. Ultimately, the report 
concluded with three additional recommendations that ODI: (1) 
ensure cost estimates are adequately supported; (2) move 
forward in creating the advanced analytical information system 
originally envisioned; and (3) establish milestones for 
improving the defects screening process and training defect 
analysts.
    The Committee understands that the IG has initiated another 
audit of ODI to follow up on the issues represented in the 2004 
report. In light of the recent tragedies surrounding sudden 
acceleration in Toyota vehicles, the Committee believes it is 
imperative that NHTSA address any deficiencies and create an 
effective system which will prevent such tragedies in the 
future. Accordingly, the Committee directs the IG, as a part of 
this follow-up audit, to thoroughly examine any and all 
policies and processes involved in the detection of safety 
defects and the actions in place to address these defects. 
Specifically, the Committee agrees with the audit objectives 
laid out which are to: (1) ensure ODI has the appropriate 
information system to promptly identify and address potential 
safety defects as intended by the TREAD Act; (2) assess NHTSA's 
procedures and processes for ensuring that companies provide 
timely notification of potential defects; and (3) examine the 
lessons learned from the Toyota recalls to identify potential 
improvements. Additionally, the Committee directs the IG, as a 
part of this review, to evaluate ODI's staffing needs given the 
level of defects being reported to the agency. The Committee 
also expects NHTSA to establish a schedule for completing any 
identified corrective actions and for the IG to monitor the 
agency's progress in meeting this schedule in order to ensure 
that any and all deficiencies that are discovered through the 
course of this audit are addressed with all due haste.

                        HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAMS

    NHTSA provides research, demonstrations, technical 
assistance, and national leadership for highway safety programs 
conducted by state and local governments, the private sector, 
universities, research units, and various safety associations 
and organizations. These programs emphasize alcohol and drug 
countermeasures, vehicle occupant protection, traffic law 
enforcement, emergency medical and trauma care systems, traffic 
records and licensing, state and community evaluation, 
motorcycle riders, pedestrian and bicycle safety, pupil 
transportation, young and older driver safety programs, and 
development of improved accident investigation procedures.
    The Committee recommends $45,935,000 for these highway 
safety programs in the following amounts:
 Impaired driving......................................       $11,456,000
Drug impaired driving.................................         1,488,000
Safety countermeasures................................         4,345,000
National occupant protection..........................        10,358,000
Enforcement and justice services......................         3,501,000
Emergency medical services............................         2,174,000
Enhance 9-1-1 Act implementation......................         1,250,000
NEMSIS implementation.................................         2,500,000
Driver licensing......................................         1,016,000
Highway safety research...............................         7,747,000
International activities in behavioral traffic safety.           100,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................       $45,935,000
    National emergency medical services information system.--
The Committee recommends $2,500,000 for the continued 
implementation of the national emergency medical services 
information system (NEMSIS), which is $687,000 above the 
request and $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level. Currently, 23 states are submitting information to the 
national emergency medical services (EMS) database and the 
remaining states are in various stages of development toward 
participating. The Committee believes that there is a pressing 
need to collect more standardized data elements from every 
state in the nation that can be submitted to and collected in 
the database. Such information can be used to improve 
prehospital injury information, promote better crash records 
linkage at the state and local level, improve national EMS 
education standards, and enhance EMS research. The Committee 
strongly supports this initiative as it believes that one of 
the ultimate goals of the NEMSIS is to reduce post-crash death 
and disability by developing a better understanding of current 
EMS response and performance so that scarce resources can be 
best directed towards critical training, equipment, planning 
and other needs that can improve patient outcomes. The 
increased funds are provided to support further expansion of 
the program, in particular, for improvements in the NEMSIS 
technical assistance center, which provides support to state 
and local EMS organizations, for enhancement of the national 
EMS database, and to facilitate utilization of EMS data for 
national EMS planning and priority setting purposes.
    Bicycle safety.--Annually, over 500,000 Americans are 
treated in emergency rooms for bicycle-related accidents, and 
more than 700 people die each year as a result of bicycle-
related injuries. While much focus has been put on encouraging 
bike riders to wear helmets, accidents involving bikes can 
still be fatal, even if the rider was wearing a helmet. As road 
congestion, environmental concerns and bike-to-work programs 
encourage more bike ridership, efforts are needed to ensure 
bicyclists and motorists are aware of their legal 
responsibilities and safe practices for sharing roadways. The 
Committee directs the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to 
examine: (1) efforts that exist at the federal, state and local 
levels to develop infrastructure that provides effective 
mobility for both cars and bicycles, (2) the extent to which 
efforts exist at the federal, state and local levels to educate 
bicyclists and drivers about bicycle safety, (3) leading 
practices for developing infrastructure or awareness that 
promote safe bicycling.
    International traffic safety practices.--Each year 
approximately one million people are killed and another 50 
million are injured on roads around the world. Many countries 
have achieved significant improvements in road safety over the 
years, but many--including the U.S.--are finding further 
improvements progressively more difficult to achieve. Some 
traditional safety measures such as enforcing speed limits, 
reducing drunk driving, and encouraging safety-belt use are 
likely to show a diminishing rate of return in countries that 
have pursued them most effectively. Other countries may have 
implemented traffic safety practices that could help the U.S. 
further reduce traffic fatalities and injuries. The Committee 
directs GAO to examine: (1) how traffic fatality rates in the 
U.S. over the last 5 years differ from rates in comparable 
countries, (2) traffic safety practices that are used more 
extensively in selected countries with a better traffic safety 
record than the U.S., (3) limitations, if any, that exist in 
implementing some of these practices in the U.S., and (4) 
successful practices implemented in other countries that the 
U.S. Department of Transportation plans to adopt or encourage, 
if any.
    Ignition interlock program.--The Committee directs NHTSA to 
use $400,000 of the amount provided to fund the development of 
a model ignition interlock program to examine best practices 
and draft guidelines to assist the states in implementing such 
programs to combat impaired driving. The Committee further 
directs NHTSA to work collaboratively with state motor vehicle 
administrators and the transportation safety community to 
develop this model program. The Committee believes that 
impaired driving continues to be a grave safety concern on our 
roadways and ignition interlock programs have great potential 
to reduce impaired driving and save lives. A model program to 
guide states on minimum standards will help establish 
consistent and effective state programs across the nation.

                         RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

    The Committee recommends $61,682,000 for research and 
analysis activities to provide motor vehicle safety research 
and development in support of all NHTSA programs, including the 
collection and analysis of crash data to identify safety 
problems, develop alternative solutions, and assess costs, 
benefits, and effectiveness. Research will continue to 
concentrate on improving vehicle crashworthiness and crash 
avoidance, with emphasis on increasing safety belt use, 
decreasing alcohol involvement in crashes, decreasing the 
number of rollover crashes, improving vehicle-to-vehicle crash 
compatibility, and improved data systems.
    The Committee provides the following amounts for research 
and analysis:
 Safety systems........................................        $8,226,000
Biomechanics..........................................        11,000,000
Heavy vehicles........................................         2,115,000
Crash avoidance and pneumatic tire research...........         8,104,000
Hydrogen fuel cell and alternative fuel vehicle system         1,000,000
National Center for Statistics and Analysis:
    Traffic records...................................         1,650,000
    Fatality analysis reporting system................         8,725,000
    National automotive sampling system...............        14,406,000
    Data analysis program.............................         2,166,000
    State data systems................................         2,490,000
    Special crash investigations......................         1,800,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................       $61,682,000
    Fatality analysis reporting system.--The fatality analysis 
reporting system (FARS) is the sole source for standardized, 
state-documented, information on police-reported traffic 
crashes in which at least one fatality occurred. The FARS 
system relies on individual cooperative agreements between 
NHTSA and state offices to utilize their staff, police accident 
reports, and data infrastructure (e.g. driver records, death 
certificates, etc.) efforts to collect fatal highway crash data 
in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 
the Virgin Islands. The Committee continues to believe that 
good crash data about the human victim, the environment in 
which events occur, and the vehicle are necessary to 
identifying possible interventions that might be effective for 
improving motor vehicle safety. Therefore, the Committee 
recommends $8,725,000, as requested, to support NHTSA's policy 
development, priority setting, and evaluation of the agency's 
traffic and highway safety countermeasures that are implemented 
to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on U.S. 
highways.
    National automotive sampling system.--The Committee notes 
that NHTSA's vehicle collision database has notably contracted 
over time. The national automotive sampling system (NASS) was 
established in 1979 to further NHTSA's mission of reducing 
motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths on U.S. highways by 
collecting motor vehicle crash and injury causation data. NASS 
consists of the crashworthiness data system (CDS) and the 
general estimates system (GES). When implemented, the CDS was 
designed to collect detailed data on 15,000 to 20,000 
collisions annually in the United States.
    The Committee is concerned that, at present, NASS/CDS 
collects collision data for approximately 5,000 collisions 
annually and garners a limited set of data from each crash. The 
Committee believes that NASS/CDS is a fundamental underpinning 
of the agency's activities relative to the identification of 
emerging safety risks, the setting of priorities for 
rulemaking, the evaluation of ways to improve vehicle 
crashworthiness, and the assessment of the success and 
potential benefit of advanced safety technologies. The 
Committee supports the restoration and enhancement of NASS/CDS 
in order to ensure that the agency has a robust database upon 
which to base its efforts.
    The Committee, therefore, recommends $14,406,000 for NASS/
CDS in fiscal year 2011, $1,500,000 above the request and 
$1,876,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level, to allow 
the agency to investigate additional motor vehicle crashes and 
to expand the scope of data collection so that additional crash 
causation data elements can be captured.
    In addition, the Committee directs NHTSA to submit a report 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, by not 
later than August 1, 2011, that evaluates the deficiencies of 
the NASS/CDS data collection program based on current levels of 
case investigations and analyzes the improvements in the 
program that could be achieved through increased levels of case 
investigation and data collection. The report should make 
recommendations regarding the types of data collection that are 
needed to improve NHTSA's ability to develop safety 
countermeasures, the level of NASS/CDS case investigations that 
are needed to obtain a sufficiently robust database to identify 
emerging crash and occupant injury trends, as well as the types 
of crashes that should be analyzed and methods that can be used 
to enhance NASS/CDS data collection.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $140,427,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       132,837,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       148,127,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +7,700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +15,290,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $148,127,000 for 
operations and research funding as an appropriation from the 
general fund. Of this amount, $10,000,000 is available until 
September 30, 2012, to be used by the Administrator for 
programs under this account.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

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                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
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Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...       $105,500,000     ($105,500,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..        117,376,000      (117,376,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        110,073,000      (110,073,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year             +4,573,000       (+4,573,000)
     2010.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year            -7,303,000       (-7,303,000)
     2011.........................
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                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for liquidation 
of contract authorization of $110,073,000 for payment on 
obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of the 
operations and research program.
    The Committee recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to $110,073,000 for authorized activities 
associated with operations and research. Of this limitation, 
$10,000,000 is available until September 30, 2012, to be used 
by the Administrator for programs under this account.

                        NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

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                                          Liquidation of
                                             contract      Limitation on
                                           authorization    obligations
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Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.........      $4,000,000    ($4,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011........       4,170,000     (4,170,000)
Recommended in the bill.................       4,170,000     (4,170,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....        +170,000      (+170,000)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011....           - - -           - - -
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    This account provides funding to implement and operate the 
national driver register's problem driver pointer system and 
improve traffic safety by assisting state motor vehicle 
administrators in communicating effectively and efficiently 
with other states to identify drivers whose licenses have been 
suspended or revoked for serious traffic offenses such as 
driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a liquidation cash appropriation 
of $4,170,000 from the highway trust fund to pay obligations 
incurred in carrying out the national driver register program.
    The Committee also recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to $4,170,000 for operations and research 
activities associated with the national driver register, of 
which $2,531,000 is for program activities and $1,639,000 is 
for salaries and benefits, as requested in the budget.

                 NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER MODERNIZATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $3,350,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         2,530,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,530,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          -820,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The President's budget requests funding to continue the 
modernization of national driver register. The national driver 
register provides a critical service to states in the process 
of determining whether to issue a driver license to applicants, 
as there is no other national database that provides this 
information as the result of a single inquiry. The 
modernization of the national driver register was necessary 
since the national driver register has been functioning on a 
legacy mainframe computer since 1990 using an outdated computer 
language while use of the national driver register has been 
increasing significantly. In calendar year 2009, the national 
driver register processed 95 million inquiries compared to 
about 48 million in 2003. Consequently, the national driver 
register has experienced several disruptions in service as 
state usage exceeded the system's processing capacity. NHTSA 
expects use by states to continue increasing, exceeding 110 
million inquiries in 2011, as states complete implementing the 
requirements of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act and 
implement the requirements of the Real ID Act. To address the 
increased system use, in 2008 NHTSA initiated a project to 
modernize the NDR to utilize up-to-date hardware, database 
structures and programming languages. The funding requested for 
fiscal year 2011 will allow NHTSA to: complete development and 
testing of the modernized national driver register software and 
hardware; bring the modernized national driver register into 
full production operation; and operate the national driver 
register's legacy mainframe system parallel with the new system 
for a minimum of six months to ensure the modernized national 
driver register system exceeds the performance levels of the 
legacy system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,530,000 to continue the 
modernization of the national driver register, which is equal 
to the budget request and $820,000 below the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level.

                     HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

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                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
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Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...       $619,500,000     ($619,500,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..        620,697,000      (620,697,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        626,328,000      (626,328,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year             +6,828,000       (+6,828,000)
     2010.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year            +5,631,000       (+5,631,000)
     2011.........................
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    Funds are provided for currently authorized state grant 
programs: highway safety programs, occupant protection 
incentive grants, alcohol impaired driving countermeasures 
incentive grants, safety belt performance grants, state traffic 
safety information systems improvement grants, high visibility 
enforcement program, child safety and child booster seat safety 
incentive grants, and motorcyclist safety grants. These highway 
safety grant programs provide resources to support data-driven, 
state highway safety programs focusing on the states' most 
pressing highway safety problems and are a critical asset in 
meeting the goal of reducing fatalities and injuries.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $626,328,000 in liquidating cash 
from the highway trust fund to pay the outstanding obligations 
of the various highway safety grant programs at the levels 
provided in this Act and prior appropriations Acts.
    The Committee also recommends limiting obligations from the 
highway trust fund to be incurred in fiscal year 2011 under the 
various highway traffic safety grants programs to $626,328,000, 
which is $5,631,000 above the budget request and $6,828,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    Because reauthorization actions have not yet been 
completed, the Committee has assumed that the funding levels 
provided for the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 will be 
extended and annualized for the remainder of the year and, 
therefore, recommends the following funding allocations:
 Highway safety programs...............................    ($235,000,000)
Occupant protection incentive grants..................      (25,000,000)
Safety belt performance grants........................     (124,500,000)
State traffic safety information systems improvements.      (34,500,000)
Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive         (139,000,000)
 grants...............................................
High visibility enforcement program...................      (29,000,000)
Motorcyclist safety...................................       (7,000,000)
Child safety and child booster seat safety incentive         (7,000,000)
 grants...............................................
Grant administration..................................      (25,328,000)
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................    ($626,328,000)
    Bill language.--The bill maintains language that prohibits 
the use of funds for construction, rehabilitation, and 
remodeling costs or for office furnishings or fixtures for 
state, local, or private buildings or structures. Language is 
also continued that limits the amount available for technical 
assistance to $500,000 under section 410 of title 23, U.S.C. 
The Committee continues bill language limiting the amount that 
can be used to conduct the evaluation of the high visibility 
enforcement program to $750,000 in fiscal year 2011.
    As stated previously, the current structure of the highway 
safety grant programs has been extended until the end of the 
first quarter of fiscal year 2011 and, therefore, the 
descriptions of the major grant programs that follow are based 
on current law:
    Highway safety grants.--The state and community highway 
safety formula grant program under section 402 of title 23, 
U.S.C., supports state highway safety programs designed to 
reduce traffic crashes and resulting deaths, injuries, and 
property damage. A state may use these grants only for highway 
safety purposes and at least 40 percent of these funds are to 
be expended by political subdivisions of the state.
    Occupant protection incentive grants.--Section 405(a) of 
chapter 4 of title 23, U.S.C., encourages states to adopt and 
implement effective programs to reduce deaths and injuries from 
riding unrestrained or improperly restrained in motor vehicles. 
A state may use these grant funds only to implement and enforce 
occupant protection programs.
    Safety belt performance grants.--Section 406 of title 23, 
U.S.C., provides incentive grants to encourage the enactment 
and enforcement of laws requiring the use of safety belts in 
passenger motor vehicles. To date, a total of fourteen states 
have passed primary seat belt laws in response to this 
incentive program. A state may use these grant funds for any 
safety purpose under title 23, U.S.C., or for any project that 
corrects or improves a hazardous roadway location or feature or 
proactively addresses highway safety problems. However, at 
least $1,000,000 of amounts received by states must be 
obligated for behavioral highway safety activities.
    State traffic safety information systems improvements.--
Section 408 of title 23, U.S.C., provides incentive grants to 
encourage states to adopt and implement effective programs to 
improve the timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, 
integration, and accessibility of state data that is needed to 
identify priorities for national, state, and local highway and 
traffic safety programs; to evaluate the effectiveness of 
efforts to make such improvements; to link these state data 
systems, including traffic records, with other data systems 
within the state; and to improve the compatibility of the state 
data system with national data systems and data systems of 
other states to enhance the ability to observe and analyze 
national trends in crash occurrences, rates, outcomes, and 
circumstances. A state may use these grant funds only to 
implement such data improvement programs.
    Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
grants.--The alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures incentive 
grant program authorized by section 410 of title 23, U.S.C., 
encourages states to adopt and implement effective programs to 
reduce traffic safety problems resulting from individuals 
driving while under the influence of alcohol. A state may use 
these grant funds to implement the impaired driving activities 
described in the programmatic criteria, as well as costs for 
high visibility enforcement; the costs of training and 
equipment for law enforcement; the costs of advertising and 
educational campaigns that publicize checkpoints, increase law 
enforcement efforts and target impaired drivers under 34 years 
of age; the costs of a state impaired operator information 
system; and the costs of vehicle or license plate impoundment.
    High visibility enforcement program.--Section 2009 of 
SAFETEA-LU directs NHTSA to administer at least two high-
visibility traffic safety law enforcement campaigns each year 
to achieve one or both of the following objectives: (1) reduce 
alcohol-impaired or drug-impaired operation of motor vehicles 
and/or (2) increase the use of safety belts by occupants of 
motor vehicles. These funds may be used to pay for the 
development, production, and use of broadcast and print media 
in carrying out traffic safety law enforcement campaigns. The 
Committee continues to believe that the high visibility 
enforcement program has been effective in encouraging seat belt 
use and in discouraging impaired driving. The Committee directs 
NHTSA to continue to provide updates to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on the agency's paid media 
strategy and its implementation.
    Motorcyclist safety.--Section 2010 of SAFETEA-LU authorizes 
a program of incentive grants to encourage states to adopt and 
implement effective programs to reduce the number of single and 
multivehicle crashes involving motorcyclists. A state may use 
these grants funds only for motorcyclist safety training and 
motorcyclist awareness programs, including improvement of 
training curricula, delivery of training, recruitment or 
retention of motorcyclist safety instructors, and public 
awareness and outreach programs.
    Although motor vehicle traffic fatalities for all other 
motor vehicles have decreased in recent years, motorcyclist 
fatalities have steadily increased. From 1997 to 2006, 
motorcyclist fatalities more than doubled, from 2,116 in 1997 
to 4,810 in 2006. This translates into an increase in the rate 
of fatalities from 55.3 fatalities per 100,000 motorcycle 
registrations in 1997 to 71.94 fatalities per 100,000 
registrations in 2006. Since 2006, motorcycle fatalities have 
continued to increase, with 5,174 fatalities in 2007 and 5,290 
fatalities in 2008. The Committee directs GAO to evaluate: (1) 
factors that have led to the increase in motorcyclist 
fatalities; (2) actions NHTSA and states have taken to address 
the increase in motorcyclist fatalities; (3) the extent to 
which states' use of SAFETEA-LU's motorcyclist safety grants 
affected motorcyclist safety; and (4) challenges faced by NHTSA 
and states in attempting to improve motorcyclist safety.
    Child safety and child booster seat safety incentive 
grants.--Section 2011 of SAFETEA-LU authorizes an incentive 
grant program to make grants available to states that are 
enforcing a law requiring any child riding in a passenger 
vehicle who is too large to be secured in a child safety seat 
to be secured in a child restraint that meets the requirements 
prescribed under section 3 of Anton's Law (49 U.S.C. Sec. 30127 
note; 116 Stat. 2772). These grants may be used only for child 
safety seat and child restraint programs.
    NHTSA issued a report in 2006 regarding the misuse of the 
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children, or LATCH system, which 
documented that only 35 percent of parents or other caregivers 
install LATCH-equipped child restraints properly. The LATCH 
system was developed because installation of child restraints 
using vehicle seat belt was confusing and posed numerous 
practical difficulties leading to high rates of child restraint 
misinstallation. LATCH was intended to increase the rate of 
proper installation by providing a uniform, dedicated and 
simple means of restraint installation that is clearly marked, 
easy to use and employs the same method of attachment for 
nearly all child restraints. The fact that the LATCH system is 
not more effective is cause for great concern.
    The Committee directs NHTSA to report to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations, not later than June 1, 
2011, on the progress that has been made, since the Child 
Restraint Use Survey--LATCH Use and Misuse report was issued, 
on improving LATCH systems and increasing the rate of proper 
LATCH system installation. The report should include 
information on the effectiveness of the agency educational 
message to improve child restraint systems, a discussion of 
technical improvements that can be made to make the LATCH 
system easier to recognize and use, and a follow-up survey to 
gauge current rates of LATCH system use and misuse.
    Grant administrative expenses.--Section 2001(a)(11) of 
SAFETEA-LU provides funding for salaries and operating expenses 
related to the administration of the grants programs.
    Distracted driving prevention.--Driver distraction is a 
significant safety problem and the Committee commends the 
Department on its efforts to address this growing epidemic. As 
reported by NHTSA, an estimated 6,000 deaths and half-a-million 
injuries were attributed to distracted driving in 2008 alone. 
With approximately 600 million passenger cars on the road today 
and 4.6 billion cell phone subscriptions worldwide, it is easy 
to see why the frequency of distracted driving is on the rise 
but the Committee is encouraged by the progress that has been 
made by the Department in this area. According to the 
Department, last year more than 200 distracted driving bills 
were under consideration by state legislatures, and the pace 
has increased this year. In early June, Georgia became the 28th 
state to pass a texting ban, meaning the country is past the 
halfway mark toward a nationwide prohibition of texting while 
driving. The Department has also launched pilot programs in New 
York and Connecticut as part of a Phone in One Hand, Ticket in 
the Other campaign to study whether increased enforcement and 
public awareness can reduce distracted driving behavior. In 
order to continue building upon these efforts, the Committee 
approves the Administration's request to reallocate $50,000,000 
in fiscal year 2011 from the seat belt performance grants 
program to fund a new distracted driving grant program for 
states that enact and enforce laws to prevent distracted 
driving with a focus on texting bans. Although fourteen states 
have yet to qualify for funding under the seat belt incentive 
grants program, it is unlikely that many will do so in fiscal 
year 2011. Therefore, the Committee supports re-designating 
these funds for a purpose that will encourage states to change 
driver behavior with the goal of reducing highway injuries and 
fatalities. The Committee has also included bill language to 
set aside $5,000,000 of the $50,000,000 for the development, 
production, and use of broadcast and print media advertising to 
support enforcement of state laws to prevent distracted driving 
which is focused on reaching those segments of the population 
most likely to engage in distracted driving behavior.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 
                             ADMINISTRATION

                         (INCLUDING RESCISSION)

    Section 140. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides funding for travel and related expenses for state 
management reviews and highway safety core competency 
development training.
    Section 141. The Committee continues a provision that 
exempts obligation authority that was made available in 
previous public laws for multiple years from limitations on 
obligations for the current year.
    Section 142. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds unobligated contract authority authorized from the 
highway trust fund for NHTSA's highway safety grant programs 
that will not be available for obligation because of 
limitations on obligations imposed on those funds in this Act 
or previous appropriations Acts.

                    Federal Railroad Administration

    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was established 
by the Department of Transportation Act, on October 15, 1966. 
The FRA plans, develops, and administers programs and 
regulations to promote the safe operation of freight and 
passenger rail transportation in the United States. The U.S. 
railroad system consists of over 550 railroads with over 
187,000 freight employees, 171,000 miles of track, and 1.35 
million freight cars. With the passage of the Passenger Rail 
Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 and the American 
Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, the FRA became 
responsible for developing, administering, and overseeing a 
multi-year, multi-billion dollar discretionary passenger rail 
grant program. In addition, the FRA continues to oversee grants 
to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) with 
the goal of assisting Amtrak with improvements to its passenger 
service and physical plant.

                         SAFETY AND OPERATIONS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $172,270,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       153,348,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       203,348,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +31,078,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +50,000,000
    The safety and operations account provides funding for 
FRA's safety program activities related to passenger and 
freight railroads. Funding also supports salaries and expenses 
and other operating costs related to FRA staff and programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $203,348,000 for safety and 
operations, which is $31,078,000 above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and $50,000,000 above the fiscal year 2011 budget 
request. The Committee denies the Administration's proposal to 
separate the operations and safety accounts and uses the 
existing funding structure. In addition, the Committee rejects 
the proposal to establish a rail safety user fee collected from 
railroads to offset salary costs associated with rail safety 
inspectors. Of the amount provided under this heading, 
$5,492,000 is available until expended.
    New FRA staff.--The Committee recognizes that the 
responsibilities of the FRA have grown exponentially in recent 
years with the enactment of the Rail Safety and Improvement Act 
(RSIA), the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act 
(PRIIA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). 
Therefore, the Committee approves FRA's request for 62 
additional positions and 31 full time equivalents in fiscal 
year 2011. The Committee advises FRA that the Committee views 
this increase as an investment in FRA and consequently will 
expect FRA to perform at an even higher level of proficiency.
    Safety monitoring and oversight.--The Committee considers 
safety oversight and monitoring to be a critical component of 
FRA's responsibilities. As freight traffic dropped during the 
economic downturn, safety and on time performance has 
increased. As the economy rebounds, the Committee expects FRA 
to remain vigilant in keeping the railway safe. In addition, 
the Committee reminds FRA that its core safety mission will be 
critical to the development of a national high speed rail 
network.

                   RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $37,613,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        40,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +2,387,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The railroad research and development program provides 
science and technology support for FRA's policy and regulatory 
efforts. The program's objectives are to reduce the frequency 
and severity of railroad accidents through scientific 
advancement, and to support technological innovations in 
conventional and high speed railroads.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $40,000,000 
for railroad research and development, which is $2,387,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same as the 
fiscal year 2011 budget request. Within the funds provided, the 
Committee includes $500,000 for the Northern Lights Express 
Intercity Passenger Rail Study, MN. The Committee's 
recommendation includes the following allocation for FRA's 
Railroad Research and Development account:
 Railroad system issues................................        $3,835,000
Human factors.........................................         3,495,000
Rolling stock and components..........................         3,000,000
Track and structures..................................         5,450,000
Track and train interaction...........................         3,800,000
Train control.........................................         8,270,000
Grade crossings.......................................         2,200,000
Hazmat transportation.................................         1,550,000
Train occupant protection.............................         4,700,000
R&D; facilities and test equipment.....................         2,700,000
Rail cooperative research program.....................           500,000
    Highway crossing hazard elimination on designated high 
speed rail corridors.--The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, 
Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy For Users 
(SAFETEA-LU) authorized the railway-highway crossing hazard 
elimination in high speed rail corridors program through 2009. 
Although the current authorization extension expires at the end 
of December 2010, the Committee recommendation assumes the 
annualized authorization level of the current extension. Within 
this account, the Committee directs funding to be allocated to 
the following projects:
 Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements,              $360,000
 Cayuga County, NY....................................
Improvement to Safety Devices at Highway/Railway Grade           750,000
 Crossings, WI........................................
Traffic Separation Studies in Durham and Wake County,            500,000
 NC...................................................
Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements,               625,000
 Oneida County, NY....................................
                   RAILROAD SAFETY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $50,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        75,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +25,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +75,000,000
    The railroad safety technology program is authorized under 
the Rail Safety Improvement Act to provide grants to passenger, 
commuter and freight rail carriers, railroad suppliers, and 
State and local governments for projects that have a public 
benefit of improved railroad safety and efficiency. Such 
projects may include the deployment of train control 
technologies, train control component technologies, processor-
based technologies, electronically controlled pneumatic brakes, 
rail integrity inspection systems, rail integrity warning 
systems, switch position indicators and monitors, remote 
control power switch technologies, track integrity circuit 
technologies, and other new technologies to improve the safety 
of railroad systems. Priority must be given to projects that 
make technologies interoperable between railroad systems; 
accelerate the deployment of train control technology on high-
risk corridors, such as those that have high volumes of 
hazardous materials shipments, or over which commuter or 
passenger trains operate; or benefit both passenger and freight 
safety and efficiency.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $75,000,000, 
for the railroad safety technology program, which is 
$25,000,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$75,000,000 above the fiscal year 2011 budget request.
    The Committee believes the rail safety technology program 
is critical to developing methods to minimize conflict and 
ensure the safety of all rail users. In addition, the Committee 
believes this program will assist with meeting the Rail Safety 
Improvement Act (RSIA) mandate, requiring installation of 
positive train control (PTC) on all lines that jointly operate 
passenger and freight traffic by December 15, 2015. The FRA 
published its final rule on PTC in January 2010 and estimated 
that it will cost at least $5.5 billion for initial system 
acquisition and approximately $820 million annually for 
maintenance. The Committee directs FRA to provide these funds 
to grantees struggling with these costs. In particular, the 
Committee recognizes the cost and complexity that positive 
train control presents for commuter rail operations. Overall, 
however, the Committee believes that positive train control 
offers a significant safety benefit for passengers travelling 
on commuter rail operations.
    The bill includes language that would allow applicants to 
be eligible for funding provided under the rail safety 
technology program even if they have not yet completed all of 
the planning documents required under RSIA. However, in order 
to qualify for a grant under this program, all applicants must 
demonstrate that they are currently developing the required 
plans and the Committee directs the FRA to provide priority 
consideration to those entities that have completed all of 
their reporting requirements.

            RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As in prior years the Committee continues bill language 
specifying that no new direct loans or loan guarantee 
commitments may be made using federal funds for the payment of 
any credit premium amount during fiscal year 2011.

  CAPITAL ASSISTANCE FOR HIGH SPEED CORRIDORS AND INTERCITY PASSENGER 
                              RAIL SERVICE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $2,500,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     1,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,400,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................    -1,100,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +400,000,000
    The Capital Assistance for High Speed Corridors and 
Intercity Passenger Rail Service program was first funded in 
ARRA. The program provides grants investing in passenger rail 
infrastructure grants for intercity passenger rail, grants for 
high-speed passenger rail and grants to reduce congestion or 
facilitate ridership growth along passenger rail corridors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,400,000,000 for the passenger 
rail grant program. The Committee's recommendation is 
$1,100,000,000 below the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$400,000,000 above the level proposed in the fiscal year 2011 
budget. The Committee provides a 40 percent increase over the 
budget request, which demonstrates the Committee's continued 
commitment to the high speed rail program and creating a high 
speed rail network in the United States. The Committee is 
extremely interested in the investments made thus far in this 
program and directs FRA to continue to provide monthly updates 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the 
progress of the selected grantees. These updates should include 
the status of each project, an update on the obligation and 
outlay of any high speed rail funds and an overview of any 
critical issues experienced in the program over the last month.
    FRA administration set aside.--The Committee recommends 
$50,000,000 for the FRA Administrator to administer and provide 
any necessary oversight activities for the passenger rail grant 
program. The Committee appreciates FRA's efforts to build the 
high speed rail program over the last year and recognizes the 
difficult balance between obligating funds promptly and 
ensuring grants will be used effectively and efficiently. 
Consequently, the Committee believes this program must be a 
critical area of management focus at DOT. The Committee 
considers the investments made by this program to be critical 
to the nation's infrastructure and essential to providing a 
transportation alternative for the congested highways and air 
space between city pairs around the country. Therefore, the 
Committee is adamant about the immense need for comprehensive 
oversight of this program. The Committee expects the Department 
to have thorough grant management processes in place for this 
program including key implementation milestones and related 
oversight cost estimates. Therefore, the Committee directs FRA 
to submit a report on the oversight and grants management 
process of the high speed rail program to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations by March 29, 2011.
    Passenger rail grant program research.--The Committee 
recommends $30,000,000 of the funds under this heading for 
passenger rail research, including implementation of the Rail 
Cooperative Research Program authorized by 49 U.S.C. 24910. The 
Committee has included bill language directing FRA to conduct 
research that is anticipated to result in next-generation 
rolling stock fleet technology.
    Regulations.--The Committee continues language allowing FRA 
to use interim guidance for the program. However, the Committee 
directs the Department to finalize pending passenger rail 
regulations by the end of fiscal year 2011.
    Planning.--The Committee believes that sound planning is 
critical to the success of passenger rail in the U.S. The 
Committee recommends $50,000,000 for planning activities for 
the passenger rail grant program. The Committee continues 
language allowing a portion of the planning funds to be set 
aside for multi-state planning efforts, which are critical to 
creating interstate rail corridors.
    Social justice.--The Committee is aware that in certain 
communities across the nation, highways were built along paths 
that divided poor or minority communities and that such 
routings required the relocation of families and resulted in 
significant impacts to neighborhoods and communities. The 
Committee is also aware that planners may seek to utilize 
existing transportation corridors in proposing new 
transportation projects, including high-speed rail. There is 
significant concern about the impact that any new project built 
in an existing transportation corridor will have on the 
surrounding communities. This is balanced by a concern in 
connection with creating entirely new transportation corridors 
impacting additional communities. The Committee therefore 
expects the environmental reviews conducted by the Department 
of Transportation in connection with implementing new 
transportation projects, including high-speed rail projects, to 
consider the effects of using existing or new transportation 
corridors, as appropriate, and to identify appropriate 
mitigation measures and comply with Executive Order 12898, 
Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority 
Populations and Low-Income Populations.

         GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION

                                (AMTRAK)

    In the late 1960s private railroad companies, which 
provided both freight and passenger service were operating 
close to bankruptcy. By 1970, passenger service had eroded to 
the point that Congress passed the Rail Passenger Service Act 
(RPSA) creating the National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
(Amtrak), a for profit corporation, to take over and preserve 
passenger rail service in the United States. RPSA relieved 
private railroads of their common carrier obligation, a 
responsibility retained from English common law, in exchange 
for a payment in cash, equipment, or a promise of future 
service. On May 1, 1971, Amtrak began operations as a national 
passenger railroad.
    Today, Amtrak operates trains over 20,000 miles of track 
owned by freight railroad carriers, and over about 654 miles of 
its own track, most of which is on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) 
from Washington, DC to Boston. Amtrak operates both electrified 
trains, where speeds of up to 150 mph on the Northeast Corridor 
are possible on the highest quality track, and diesel 
locomotives, which can currently achieve speeds between 74-110 
miles per hour.
    Congressional budget justification.--The Committee 
appreciates the level of detail in the fiscal year 2011 budget 
justifications and directs Amtrak to continue to submit 
justifications with a similar level of detail in all future 
budget years.
    Five-year plan.--The Committee was pleased to receive 
Amtrak's five-year plan. The Committee strongly believes in the 
importance of long term planning and believes this plan is the 
first step in a larger process of improving Amtrak operations.

    OPERATING GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $563,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       563,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       563,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $563,000,000 for operating grants 
for Amtrak, which is the same as the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level and the level assumed in the fiscal year 2011 budget 
request.
    The Committee has included bill language allowing the 
Secretary to retain up to one-half of one percent for the use 
of the FRA for the implementation of the Amtrak Operating 
Grants as authorized by section 103 of PRIIA. The Federal 
Railroad Administration requires these funds to oversee the 
operating grants to Amtrak to ensure the prudent use of federal 
funds and foster transparency.
    On time performance.--The Committee is pleased with the 
recent increase in on time performance of Amtrak trains and 
appreciates Amtrak's efforts. The Committee expects Amtrak to 
redouble these efforts as the economy rebounds and freight 
traffic increases.
    Reduced price fares.--In past years, the Committee has 
prohibited Amtrak from offering discounts of more than fifty 
percent from normal, peak fare prices, except where the loss 
from the discount is covered by a state and the state 
participates in setting the Amtrak fares in said state as a 
part of the overall state transportation plan. While the 
Committee is proposing to eliminate the prohibition of offering 
reduced fares, the Committee is interested in how often, and on 
what lines or line segments Amtrak will offer deeply discounted 
fares in fiscal year 2011. The Committee directs Amtrak to 
report quarterly on the following as related to fares reduced 
by fifty percent or more from the normal, peak fare: the 
frequency of the discounted offering; the lines or line 
segments with discounted fares; the number of tickets sold; the 
actual cost of operating the line or line segment; the regular, 
peak fare offered for the line or line segment; the amount of 
the reduced fare; the availability of another rail 
transportation option (i.e. commuter rail line or transit line) 
serving the riding population; and the fares associated with 
the other rail transportation options.

  CAPITAL AND DEBT SERVICE GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER 
                              CORPORATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $1,001,625,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     1,052,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,203,500,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      +201,875,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +151,500,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,203,500,000 for capital grants, 
of which not to exceed $305,000,000 is provided for Amtrak's 
debt service. The Committee's recommendation is $201,875,000 
above the level enacted in fiscal year 2010 and $151,500,000 
above the level assumed in the fiscal year 2011 budget request.
    Americans with Disabilities Act.--The Committee recommends 
that Amtrak use no less than $165,000,000 of its capital funds 
to assist it in meeting its statutory obligations. The 
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that Amtrak make 
all intercity passenger rail stations readily accessible to and 
usable by individuals with disabilities, including individuals 
who use wheelchairs, as soon as practicable, but in no event 
later than July 26, 2010.
    While the Committee understands that Amtrak does not own 
all of the stations it serves, the Committee believes Amtrak's 
performance in meeting the ADA legislative mandate has been 
abysmal, as only ten percent of the stations Amtrak serves are 
fully compliant. At a minimum, Amtrak must demonstrate better 
progress in bringing the Amtrak-owned stations into compliance. 
The Committee directs Amtrak to provide the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations quarterly updates on its progress 
in meeting the ADA requirement.
    Early buyout option.--Within the funds provided for 
Amtrak's debt service, the Committee recommends up to 
$28,000,000 to be used for the payment of costs associated with 
early buyout options as authorized in section 102(b) of PRIIA. 
The Committee believes providing funding for this purpose will 
maximize Amtrak's debt service and drive down future debt.
    Fleet plan.--The Committee recommends $127,500,000 for 
Amtrak's capital fleet plan, which equals the total amount 
requested for the first year of the plan. The Committee 
believes this new comprehensive plan is a bold initiative that 
adds long-term structure to Amtrak's fleet acquisition process. 
The Committee considers this type of planning, critical to the 
development and support of a domestic manufacturing base for 
rail.
    The Committee encourages Amtrak and FRA to explore 
alternative financing options, such as the RRIF program, to 
meet the immense capital need for the fleet plan.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

    Section 150. The Committee retains a provision that ceases 
the availability of Amtrak funds if the railroad contracts for 
services outside the United States for any service performed by 
a full-time or part-time Amtrak employee as of July 1, 2006.
    Section 151. The Committee retains a provision, which 
allows FRA to receive and use cash or spare parts to repair and 
replace damaged automated track inspection cars and equipment 
in connection with the automated track inspection program.

                     Federal Transit Administration

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was established as 
a component of the Department of Transportation on July 1, 
1968, when most of the functions and programs under the Federal 
Transit Act (78 Stat. 302; 49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) were 
transferred from the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. Known as the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration until enactment of the Intermodal Surface 
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the Federal Transit 
Administration administers federal financial assistance 
programs for planning, developing, and improving comprehensive 
mass transportation systems in both urban and non-urban areas.
    The most recent authorization for the programs under the 
Federal Transit Administration is contained in the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (P.L. 109-59). During the 
authorization period provided under SAFETEA-LU, the annual 
Appropriations Acts included annual limitations on obligations 
for the formula and bus grants programs, and direct 
appropriations of budget authority from the General Fund of the 
Treasury for the FTA's administrative expenses, research 
programs, and capital investment grants. The transit programs 
authorized under SAFETEA-LU are set to expire on December 31, 
2010.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $98,911,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       113,559,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       130,698,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +31,787,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +17,139,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $130,698,000 for FTA's 
administrative expenses, an increase of $31,787,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 funding level and $17,139,000 above the budget 
request. Of this amount, $106,559,000 is for the salaries and 
expenses of FTA. The bill includes an additional $24,139,000 to 
carry out public transportation fixed guideway safety oversight 
activities, if authorized.
    Operating plans.--The Committee reiterates its direction 
from previous years which requires the FTA's operating plan to 
include a specific allocation of administrative expenses 
resources. The operating plan should include a delineation of 
full time equivalent employees, for the following offices: 
Office of the Administrator; Office of Administration; Office 
of Chief Counsel; Office of Communications and Congressional 
Affairs; Office of Program Management; Office of Budget and 
Policy; Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation; 
Office of Civil Rights; Office of Planning and Environment; and 
Regional Offices. In addition, the Committee directs the FTA to 
notify the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations at 
least thirty days in advance of any change that results in an 
increase or decrease of more than five percent from the initial 
operating plan submitted to the Committees for fiscal year 
2011. The accompanying bill specifies that no more than 
$2,200,000 shall be for the FTA's travel expenses.
    Budget structure.--The Committee is not surprised by the 
creativity exhibited in the FTA budget justification and the 
strategic restructuring undertaken by the FTA Administrator. In 
many ways, the proposed restructuring reflects a careful 
analysis of existing resources and the best way to maximize 
funds and programs to ensure decisions that reflect the 
Administration's focus on livability. However, in the absence 
of a long-term surface reauthorization bill, it is premature to 
radically shift the existing accounts. The Committee hopes, 
however, that the proposed restructuring will provide a roadmap 
for reauthorization and will guide decisions on FTA's future 
structure.
    Budget justifications and annual new starts report.--The 
Committee also continues the direction to FTA to submit future 
budget justifications in a format consistent with the 
instruction provided in House Report 109-153. The Committee has 
again included bill language requiring FTA to submit the annual 
new starts report with the initial submission of the budget 
request due in February, 2011.
    Transit security.--The Committee continues bill language 
prohibiting FTA from creating a permanent office of transit 
security. The Committee's position remains that the Department 
of Homeland Security is the lead agency on transportation 
security and has overall responsibility among all modes of 
transportation, including rail and transit lines.
    Expiring projects.--The Committee is aware that there are a 
number of projects for which the funds will expire by the end 
of this fiscal year. The Committee reminds grantees that 
transit funds are available for three years and the Committee's 
expectation is that these funds will be obligated in a timely 
fashion. Two years ago, the Committee ended its practice of 
extending expiring projects. It is a disservice to other 
projects to hold funds back for projects that may not move to 
completion.

                     RAIL TRANSIT SAFETY OVERSIGHT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        24,139,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       -24,139,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee firmly believes that issues of safety deserve 
careful consideration, adequate funding, and sufficient 
staffing, however, this office and the functions thereof are 
not yet authorized. The Committee recognizes that FTA has 
submitted a legislative proposal to establish this office and a 
set of responsibilities, thus it has elected to provide funding 
for additional safety inspectors within the administrative 
expenses account, should the legislative proposal be enacted.

                         FORMULA AND BUS GRANTS

                  (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORITY)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...     $9,400,000,000   ($8,343,171,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..      9,200,000,000    (8,271,700,000)
Recommended in the bill...........      9,200,000,000    (8,961,348,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year           -200,000,000       +618,177,000
     2010.........................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -       +689,648,000
     2011.........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $8,961,348,000 in obligation 
limitations for these programs and activities which is 
$689,648,000 above the budget request and $618,177,000 over the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The Committee recommendation 
follows the program structure as currently authorized in 
SAFETEA-LU, however, the Committee understands that the 
authorizing committee of jurisdiction has proposed significant 
modifications to the structure of the transit program. The 
Committee supports efforts to reform and realign programs to 
meet the unique transit needs of small and large communities 
across the nation; to better coordinate transit access and 
mobility; and, to improve the energy efficiency of vehicles and 
facilities.
    The Committee recognizes that the recommended level 
represents a significant increase in the transit formula and 
bus grant program. The Committee strongly believes that this 
increase is necessary to meet critical transit infrastructure 
needs and the growing public transportation demands facing our 
nation. The DOT's 2008 Conditions and Performance Report 
indicates that an estimated $15.1 billion annual average 
investment is needed to maintain transit conditions and 
performance and $21.1 billion is needed to improve transit 
conditions and performance. The Committee's hearings 
underscored the substantial need and overall support for 
increased transit investment.
    The Committee well understands that the contract authority 
levels for the formula and bus grant program will be set by the 
underlying surface transportation authorization legislation. 
The Committee urges the authorizing committees of jurisdiction 
to provide additional contract authority sufficient to meet the 
level of obligation limitations provided in the bill.
    Given that the state of good repair needs for both fixed 
guideway systems and bus systems are estimated to be nearly $80 
billion, the Committee believes that the authorizing committees 
of jurisdiction should consider providing increased resources 
to reduce this backlog.
    Livable Communities.-- The Committee is a strong supporter 
of the principle of livable communities and has advocated for 
coordinating transportation infrastructure investments with the 
availability of housing and community services in order to 
decrease transportation costs; improve access to jobs and 
services; promote healthy communities; improve air quality; 
protect the natural environment; and enhance community 
connectivity. As such, the Committee appreciates the commitment 
to livable communities that the Department has demonstrated 
throughout the budget request and by its active involvement in 
the interagency Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
    The budget request proposes shifting the job access and 
reverse commute program, alternative analysis, and metropolitan 
and statewide planning activities into a new livable 
communities account. The Committee notes that the budget 
request does not change the existing eligibility criteria or 
distribution mechanism for these programs and agrees with FTA 
that these programs provide a helpful contribution toward 
building more sustainable and livable communities. As noted 
earlier the Committee denies the request to restructure the 
existing account structure while a comprehensive authorization 
bill is pending. The Committee notes that in addition to the 
programs highlighted in the budget request, the Committee 
believes that other FTA programs, including the bus and bus 
facility grants, urban and rural formula programs, and capital 
investment grants, also contribute to the development of 
livable communities. While the Committee supports the decision 
to utilize existing programs to advance this initiative, it 
will require strong leadership by FTA senior management to 
ensure that these programs do not simply continue to operate 
business as usual, but adapt and embrace a cultural change. The 
Committee is confident that the FTA Administrator will make 
progress in this regard.
    Operating assistance.--The Committee recognizes the strain 
being placed on transit agencies by diminished state and local 
resources. Since January 2009, over 84 percent of transit 
agencies have implemented or plan to implement service 
reductions; increased fares; or laying off thousands of 
workers. The Committee recommendation makes available 
$250,000,000 for grants to States and designated recipients 
that receive funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 and 5311 for 
operating costs associated with equipment and facilities, if 
authorized before September 30, 2011. This measure is intended 
to help alleviate reductions in eligible transportation service 
under sections 5307 and 5311 as well as ensure that skilled 
transit employees remain on the job.
    Fixed guideway modernization.--The fixed guideway 
modernization program is distributed through a statutory 
formula for capital projects to modernize or improve existing 
fixed guideway systems that have been in operation for at least 
seven years. The Committee remains greatly concerned about the 
state of good repair needs for some of our nation's oldest and 
most heavily used rail and subway systems. The FTA found that 
more than one-third of agencies studied have assets that are 
either in marginal or poor condition and that the estimated 
state of good repair backlog is roughly $50 billion.
    Bus and bus facilities.--The bus and bus facilities program 
is a discretionary program administered by the FTA for capital 
projects including the acquisition of buses for fleet and 
service expansion; bus maintenance and administrative 
facilities; transfer facilities, intermodal centers; park-and-
ride stations; and, miscellaneous equipment such as mobile 
radio units, supervisory vehicles, fare boxes, computers and 
shop and garage equipment.
    The Committee encourages the FTA to utilize remaining 
discretionary funds for projects that meet the criteria 
established for the bus livability grants or for the transit 
investment in greenhouse gas and energy reduction (TIGGER) 
grants that were established under the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act. Therefore, the Committee has not established 
a separate account for greenhouse gas and energy reduction as 
requested in the budget. Within the funds provided, the 
Committee directs funding for the following projects:

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                         Project                              Amount
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Chicago Union Station Improvements, IL..................        $500,000
PVTA Regional Transit Traveler Information Systems             1,000,000
 Project, MA............................................
Aberdeen Intermodal Transit Center, MD..................         750,000
ACE Boulder Highway Rapid Transit Project, NV...........       2,000,000
Bay Town Trolley Multi-Modal Facility, FL...............         500,000
Bergen Intermodal Improvements, NJ......................       2,000,000
Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, MA................       1,000,000
Bloomington Hybrid Buses, IN............................         250,000
Brownsville Multi-Modal Terminal Facility, TX...........         500,000
Bus and Bus Facilities, VI..............................       1,000,000
Bus Replacement, Westchester County, NY.................       2,000,000
Capital Area Transit Bus and Bus Facilities, PA.........         700,000
Chatham Area Transit Bus Replacement, GA................       1,000,000
Chicago Ridge Metra Station Improvements, IL............         190,000
City of Rialto Metrolink Parking Lot Improvement, CA....         700,000
City of San Bernardino Intermodal Transit Center, CA....         500,000
City of Sante Fe Transit Department Bus Purchase, NM....         250,000
Colorado Transit Coalition Statewide Bus and Bus               5,000,000
 Facilities, CO.........................................
Coralville Intermodal Center, IA........................         700,000
Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, TX....         500,000
COTA Electronic Fare Payment System, Columbus, OH.......       1,300,000
Cypress Park Transit Bus and Bus Facilities, Los                 400,000
 Angeles, CA............................................
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Bus CNG Procurement, TX.......         800,000
DAV Vehicles, Northport, NY.............................         500,000
Dutchess County Mass Transit Facility Project, NY.......         500,000
El Paso New Operations/Maintenance Facility, TX.........       1,500,000
Fair Lawn Community Shuttle Bus Program, NJ.............         315,000
Falls Church Bus and Bus Facilities, VA.................         725,000
Flint MTA Conversion of Paratransit Facilities to CNG,           750,000
 MI.....................................................
Goldsboro Union Station, NC.............................         500,000
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Clifton             750,000
 Boulevard Transit Enhancements, OH.....................
Greater Cleveland Warrensville/Van Aken Multi-Modal              550,000
 Facility, OH...........................................
Greater Southeast Transit Terminal, Houston, TX.........         500,000
GRTC Downtown Multimodal Center, Richmond, VA...........         500,000
IndyGo Transit Bus Replacement Project, IN..............       1,000,000
Joliet Multimodal Transportation Center, IL.............         550,000
JTA Regional Transit Authority Multi-Modal Facility, FL.         500,000
LexTran Vehicle Maintenance Facility Improvements, KY...         600,000
Littleton Intermodal Parking Facility, MA...............       1,200,000
Los Angeles Boyle Heights DASH Bus, CA..................         420,000
Los Angeles Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Transit               300,000
 Vehicles, CA...........................................
Los Angeles Midtown DASH Community Circulator Bus              1,000,000
 Expansion Project, CA..................................
Los Lunas Intermodal Transportation Center, NM..........       1,000,000
MARTA Bus, Bus Facilities and Security Improvements, GA.       3,000,000
METRO Bus and Bus Facilities, Houston, TX...............       1,000,000
Milwaukee County Buses, WI..............................       1,000,000
Montebello Bus Lines and Norwalk Transit Agency Bus              500,000
 Replacement Project, CA................................
Monterey-Salinas Transit Intelligent Transportation              800,000
 Systems (ITS) Security Systems Upgrade, CA.............
Municipal Transit Operators Coalition Clean Fuel Bus           2,000,000
 Purchase, CA...........................................
Mustang Park and Ride Structure, Scottsdale, AZ.........         500,000
New Center Intermodal Transportation Facility, Wayne, MI       1,350,000
Newburyport Intermodal Parking Facility, MA.............         500,000
Pace Paratransit Vehicles, IL...........................       1,400,000
Port Authority Allegheny County Hybrid Buses, PA........         600,000
Port of Galveston Transit Terminal Parking, TX..........       1,250,000
Potomac Yard-Crystal City Transit Way, VA...............       1,250,000
Replacement Buses for Urban Transit Systems in the             2,500,000
 Triangle, NC...........................................
Riverview Corridor Bus Acquisition and Facilities, MN...         750,000
Rochester Intermodal Transportation Center, NY..........       2,500,000
SEPTA 69th Street Terminal, PA..........................         500,000
SEPTA Levittown Station Intermodal Improvements, PA.....         600,000
South Hampton Roads Satellite Transit Operating                1,500,000
 Facility, VA...........................................
Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative, MD...........       1,500,000
Stark Area Buses Regional Transit Authority, OH.........         800,000
Suffolk County Bus and Bus Facilities, NY...............         750,000
Tennessee Statewide Bus and Bus Facilities, TN..........       1,000,000
Transit Center, California State University, Northridge,         500,000
 CA.....................................................
Unified Government Transit Buses and Bus Facilities, KS.         800,000
Union Passenger Terminal, LA............................       1,250,000
Union Station Intermodal Center, DC.....................         500,000
Vacaville Intermodal Station-Phase 2, Vacaville, CA.....         750,000
VIA Bus Fleet Modernization, TX.........................       2,400,000
VIA Fredericksburg Road Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, TX..       1,000,000
Washington Avenue Port Plaza and Intermodal Center, WA..       1,000,000
Watts DASH Community Circulator Bus Project, CA.........         200,000
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    Alternatives analysis.--The alternative analysis program 
provides grants to assist in financing the evaluation of all 
reasonable modal and multimodal alternatives and general 
alignment options for identified transportation needs in a 
particular, broadly defined travel corridor. The Committee 
recommendation directs funding for the following projects:

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                         Project                              Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Tier 2 Environmental Impact              $700,000
 Statement (EIS)/Preliminary Engineering, GA............
Glassboro Camden Line EIS Project, NJ...................         750,000
Interstate 94 Transit Corridor, Ramsey and Washington            750,000
 Counties, MN...........................................
LYNX Bus Rapid Transit Alternative Analysis, FL.........         500,000
Naval Station Norfolk Light Rail Study, VA..............         250,000
OCTA Santa Ana-Garden Grove Fixed Guideway Construction,         250,000
 Santa Ana, CA..........................................
Orange Line Extension Preliminary Engineering, IL.......         475,000
Phoenix West (Formerly I-10 West) Light Rail Extension,        1,000,000
 Phoenix, AZ............................................
Red Line Extension, IL..................................       1,500,000
South Central Avenue Light Rail Feasibility Study,               750,000
 Phoenix, AZ............................................
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                          LIVABLE COMMUNITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       306,905,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      -306,905,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As noted above, the Committee recommendation follows the 
currently authorized structure.

                  GREENHOUSE GAS AND ENERGY REDUCTION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        52,743,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       -52,743,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As noted above, the Committee recommendation follows the 
currently authorized structure.

                RESEARCH AND UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CENTERS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $65,670,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        29,729,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        65,376,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          -294,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +35,647,000
    Grants for transit research are authorized by the Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) (SAFETEA-LU). Starting in 
fiscal year 2006, activities formerly under the ``Transit 
Planning and Research'' account are now under the ``Formula and 
Bus Grants'' account. The National Research program, the 
Transit Cooperative Research Program, and the National 
Institute are funded under this new heading. Funding for the 
National Research programs will be used to cover costs for 
FTA's essential safety and security activities and transit 
safety data collection. Under the national component of the 
program, FTA is a catalyst in the research, development and 
deployment of transportation methods and technologies which 
address issues such as accessibility for the disabled, air 
quality, traffic congestion, and transit services and 
operational improvements. The University Research Centers 
program will provide continued support for research education 
and technology transfer activities aimed at addressing regional 
and national transportation problems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $65,376,000 for FTA's research 
activities. The Committee's recommendation includes $44,076,000 
for the national research program; $10,000,000 for transit 
cooperative research; $4,300,000 for the National Transit 
Institute; and $7,000,000 for the university centers program. 
The Committee, however, does support continued research into 
programs to advance the mobility of our nation's senior 
citizens and individuals with disabilities. In that regard, the 
Committee directs the FTA to provide continued, if not 
increased, support for the Project Action and National Center 
for Senior Transportation.
    Consistent with the direction that was provided in previous 
years, the Committee requires FTA to report by May 15, 2010, on 
all FTA-sponsored research projects from fiscal year 2010 and 
2011. For each project, the report should include information 
on the National relevance of the research, relevance to the 
transit industry and community, expected final product and 
delivery date, sources of non-FTA funding committed to the 
project or research institute, and FTA funding history.
    Car sharing.--The Committee urges the FTA to also explore 
the use of non-traditional transportation methods, such as car 
sharing, to determine what benefit these methods provide in 
advancing the goals of livability. For example, the 
Transportation Research Board estimated in 2005 that every car 
available through a car sharing program removes 15 privately 
owned vehicles from streets and increases the chance that an 
individual will utilize public transit.
    Within the funds provided for FTA's national research 
program, the Committee directs funding to be allocated for the 
following projects:
 City of College Station Public Transportation                   $150,000
 Initiative, TX.......................................
Project Transit, Philadelphia, PA.....................         1,000,000
CTAA Job links, Washington, DC........................         2,400,000
Queens College Barriers to Public Transportation                 250,000
 Survey, NY...........................................
             TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................            $- - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        28,647,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       -28,647,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not provide funding for this newly 
proposed office, but supports the goal of providing additional 
technical assistance and workforce development, and believes 
that activities can be pursued within the National Research 
Program.

                       CAPITAL INVESTMENT GRANTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $2,000,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     1,822,112,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +177,888,000
    Grants for capital investment to rail or other fixed 
guideway transit systems are awarded to public bodies and 
agencies (transit authorities and other state and local public 
bodies and agencies thereof) including states, municipalities, 
other political subdivisions of states; public agencies and 
instrumentalities of one or more states; and certain public 
corporations, boards and commissions under state law. The Safe, 
Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A 
Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59) (SAFETEA-LU) made two 
significant changes to the major capital investment grant 
program. First, SAFETEA-LU funded the program entirely from the 
General Fund of the Treasury. Second, grants for bus and bus 
facilities and fixed guideway modernization projects, plus 
alternative analysis funds were made eligible under the 
``Formula and Bus Grants'' account, which is funded by the mass 
transit account of the highway trust fund. Grants to the Denali 
Commission and the Hawaii and Alaska ferries were dictated by 
SAFETEA-LU. Other projects and investments were specifically 
authorized by SAFETEA-LU and are subject to regulation and 
oversight by FTA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000,000 for capital 
investment grants which is equal to the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level and $177,888,000 above the budget request. Within 
the amount provided, the Committee includes a total of 
$20,000,000, or approximately one percent, for oversight 
activities of the investments in this account. The Committee 
recommendation includes funding for the following capital 
investment grants:

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                         Project                              Amount
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Access to the Region's Core, NJ.........................    $200,000,000
Baltimore Red Line, MD..................................       1,500,000
BART Silicon Valley Project, CA.........................       2,000,000
BRT Project, CO.........................................      24,163,000
Central Corridor LRT, MN................................      45,000,000
Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit--Initial Operating      40,000,000
 Segment, FL............................................
Central Subway LRT, CA..................................      20,000,000
Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, CA........................         750,000
Downtown Transit Corridor Program, Downtown Circulator--       1,750,000
 The Wave, FL...........................................
Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Ext. to Wiehle Ave.,        96,000,000
 DC.....................................................
E Street Corridor sbX BRT, CA...........................      42,630,000
East Bay BRT, CA........................................      15,000,000
East Corridor, CO.......................................      40,000,000
Gold Line, CO...........................................      40,000,000
Green Line Extension to Route 16 from Tufts, MA.........         500,000
Houston Commuter Rail Service in Harris and Fort Bend          1,000,000
 County (US 90A), TX....................................
King County BRT, WA.....................................      21,274,000
Long Island Rail Road East Side Access, NY..............     215,000,000
Mason Corridor BRT, CO..................................       5,450,573
MetroRapid BRT, TX......................................      24,229,796
Mid Jordan LRT, UT......................................     100,000,000
New Britain-Hartford Busway, CT.........................      45,000,000
North Corridor LRT, TX..................................      75,000,000
Northwest/Southeast LRT MOS, TX.........................      86,249,717
Nostrand Ave BRT, NY....................................      28,398,554
Perris Valley Line, CA..................................      23,490,000
Purple Line, MD.........................................       1,500,000
Rail Transit Project--East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center,       55,000,000
 HI.....................................................
Second Avenue Subway Phase I, NY........................     197,182,000
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), CA..............       1,000,000
South Shore Commuter Rail Capital Reinvestment Plan,           1,000,000
 NICTD, IN..............................................
Southeast Corridor LRT, TX..............................      75,000,000
Stamford Urban Transitway, CT...........................       1,000,000
University Link LRT Extension, WA.......................     110,000,000
Van Ness Avenue BRT, CA.................................      15,000,000
Weber County to Salt Lake City Commuter Rail, UT........      80,000,000
West Corridor LRT, CO...................................      40,179,000
West Eugene EmX, OR.....................................       1,000,000
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    Full funding grant agreements (FFGAs).--TEA-21 required 
that the FTA notify the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations as well as the House Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Banking sixty 
days before executing a full funding grant agreement. In its 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, the Committee directs the FTA to include the 
following: (1) a copy of the proposed full funding grant 
agreement; (2) the total and annual federal appropriations 
required for that project; (3) yearly and total federal 
appropriations that can be reasonably planned or anticipated 
for future FFGAs for each fiscal year through 2011; (4) a 
detailed analysis of annual commitments for current and 
anticipated FFGAs against the program authorization; (5) an 
evaluation of whether the alternatives analysis made by the 
applicant fully assessed all viable alternatives; (6) a 
financial analysis of the project's cost and sponsor's ability 
to finance the project, which shall be conducted by an 
independent examiner and which shall include an assessment of 
the capital cost estimate and the finance plan; (7) the source 
and security of all public- and private-sector financial 
instruments; (8) the project's operating plan, which enumerates 
the project's future revenue and ridership forecasts; and (9) a 
listing of all planned contingencies and possible risks 
associated with the project.
    The Committee continues the direction to FTA to inform the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in writing thirty 
days before approving schedule, scope, or budget changes to any 
full funding grant agreement. Correspondence relating to 
changes shall include any budget revisions or program changes 
that materially alter the project as originally stipulated in 
the full funding grant agreement, including any proposed change 
in rail car procurements. In addition, the Committee directs 
FTA to continue reporting monthly to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations on the status of each project with 
a full funding grant agreement or that is within two years of a 
full funding grant agreement. The Committee finds the monthly 
updates informative and a useful oversight tool.
    Inspector general audits and investigations.--The Committee 
includes $2,075,000 directly to the Department of 
Transportation Office of Inspector General for contract 
execution for costs associated with audits and investigations 
of transit-related issues, including reviews of new fixed 
guideway systems.

             WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $150,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       150,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       150,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    Section 601 of Division B of the Passenger Rail Investment 
and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-432) authorized 
$1.5 billion over a ten-year period for preventive maintenance 
and capital grants for the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transportation Authority (WMATA). The law requires that the 
federal funds be matched dollar for dollar by Virginia, 
Maryland and the District of Columbia in equal proportions. The 
compact required under the law has been established and 
Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have all 
committed to providing $50 million each in local matching 
funds.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $150,000,000 for 
preventive maintenance and capital grants for WMATA, which is 
equal to the budget request and the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level. The Committee remains very concerned about the speed 
with which WMATA is making progress on safety issues within the 
agency. Specifically, nine issues identified by the National 
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the wake of Metro's 
horrific crash on June 22, 2009, remain unanswered. The 
Committee urges WMATA to work expeditiously to address the 
critical safety concerns identified by the NTSB.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

    Section 160. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts previously made transit obligations from limitations on 
obligations.
    Section 161. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows funds appropriated for capital investment grants and bus 
and bus facilities not obligated by September 30, 2013, plus 
other recoveries to be available for other projects under 49 
U.S.C. 5309.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for the transfer of prior year appropriations from older 
accounts to be merged into new accounts with similar, current 
activities.
    Section 163. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows prior year funds available for capital investment grants 
to be used in this fiscal year for such projects.
    Section 164. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires unobligated funds or recoveries under section 5309 of 
title 49 that are available for reallocation shall be directed 
to projects eligible to use the funds for the purposes for 
which they were originally intended.

             Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation


                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

                    (HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $32,324,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        32,150,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        33,868,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................         1,544,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................         1,718,000
    The Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway System, located 
between Montreal and Lake Erie, is a binational, 15-lock system 
jointly operated by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation (SLSDC) and its Canadian counterpart, the Canadian 
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation. The SLSDC was 
established by the St. Lawrence Seaway Act of 1954 and is a 
wholly owned government corporation and an operating 
administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 
The SLSDC is charged with operating and maintaining the U.S. 
portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway. This responsibility 
includes the two U.S. locks in Massena, New York, vessel 
traffic control in portions of the St. Lawrence River and Lake 
Ontario, and trade development functions to enhance the 
utilization of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
    The Water Resources Development Act of 1986 authorized the 
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund as a source of appropriations for 
SLSDC operations and maintenance. Additionally, the SLSDC 
generates non-federal revenues which can then be used for 
operations and maintenance.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$33,868,000 to fund the operations, maintenance, and capital 
asset renewal needs of the SLSDC. This funding level is 
$1,544,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$1,718,000 above the fiscal year 2011 request. The Committee 
remains committed to the SLSDC's ongoing infrastructure 
improvements and directs the additional funds be used for 
capital investments as planned for in the Asset Renewal 
Program.
    Asset Renewal Program.--The Committee directs the SLSDC to 
provide semiannual reports consistent with the requirements 
stated in the Explanatory Statement of the Department of 
Transportation Appropriations Act of 2009.

                        Maritime Administration

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

                       MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $174,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       174,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       174,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The purpose of the Maritime Security Program (MSP) is to 
maintain and preserve a U.S. flag merchant fleet to serve the 
national security needs of the United States. The MSP provides 
direct payments to U.S. flagship operators engaged in U.S.-
foreign trade. Participating operators are required to keep the 
vessels in active commercial service and are required to 
provide intermodal sealift support to the Department of Defense 
in times of war or national emergency.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $174,000,000 for this account, 
equal to both the budget request and the level enacted in 
fiscal year 2010. This recommendation provides funding directly 
to MARAD and assumes that MARAD will continue to administer the 
program with support and consultation of DoD. The Committee's 
recommendation provides funding for 60 ships, with a payment 
per ship of $2,900,000. The recommendation will provide the 
necessary resources for the operation of the MSP through fiscal 
year 2011. Funds are available until expended.

                        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $149,750,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       164,353,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       169,353,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +19,603,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        +5,000,000
    The operations and training account provides funding for 
headquarters and field offices to administer and direct MARAD 
operations and programs. The account also provides funding for 
the operation of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and financial 
assistance to the six state maritime academies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $169,353,000 for this account, 
$5,000,000 above the budget request and $19,603,000 above the 
amounts provided in fiscal year 2010. Funds provided for this 
account are to be distributed as follows:

                         [Dollars in Thousands]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Fiscal Year 2011   Fiscal Year 2011
             Activity                    Request         Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy:
    Salary and benefits...........            $32,877            $32,877
    Midshipmen program............              8,402              8,402
    Instructional program.........              4,184              4,184
    Program direction and                       8,545              8,545
     administration...............
    Maintenance, repair and                     9,112              9,112
     operating requirements.......
    Capital improvements..........             30,900             30,900
    Midshipman fee refunds........              6,000              6,000
        Subtotal, USMMA...........           $100,020           $100,020
    State maritime academies:
    Student incentive payments....             $2,000             $2,400
        Direct payments...........              2,000              2,550
    Schoolship maintenance and                 11,007             11,240
     repair.......................
        Subtotal, State maritime              $15,007            $16,190
         academies................
MARAD operations:
    Salaries and benefits.........            $29,047            $29,047
    Non-discretionary operations..             11,179             11,179
    Information technology........              6,314              6,314
    Discretionary operations and                1,786              1,786
     travel.......................
    Maritime program expenses.....              1,000              4,817
        Subtotal, MARAD operations            $49,326            $53,143
        Subtotal, operations and             $164,353           $169,353
         training.................
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    United States Merchant Marine Academy.--The U.S. Merchant 
Marine Academy (the Academy or USMMA) provides educational 
programs for men and women to become shipboard officers and 
leaders in the maritime industry. The Committee strongly 
supports the Academy's goals and mission and believes each of 
the Academy's midshipmen should receive the highest quality 
education. The Committee recognizes MARAD's recent efforts to 
remedy the past mismanagement at the Academy and understands 
that comprehensive improvements will take time. Therefore, the 
Committee expects a multi-year commitment from MARAD and the 
Department to meeting the demands these improvements require 
and conducting the necessary oversight. In addition, the 
Committee continues to include language requiring that all 
funding for the Academy be given directly to the Secretary, and 
that 50 percent of the funding will not be available until 
MARAD submits a plan detailing how the funding will be spent. 
The Committee believes this process provides increased 
accountability and improves internal controls.
    USMMA Authorization.--In recent years, the Committee has 
included many incremental authorizing changes to the Academy in 
order to address specific issues. The Committee believes MARAD 
should produce a complete legislative proposal for the USMMA's 
reauthorization, which addresses recent issues and presents a 
path forward for the Academy.
    Capital needs, USMMA.--The Committee agrees with the Blue 
Ribbon Panel's ``USMMA: Red Sky in the Morning: A Report by the 
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Capital Improvements Advisory 
Panel'' assessment that the condition of the Academy's physical 
plant has reached a tipping point. The Committee, recognizing 
this immense capital need, provides the $30,900,000 requested 
in the budget for this purpose. The Committee encourages MARAD 
and the Academy to incorporate green and sustainable building 
practices in their rehabilitation of the USMMA campus.
    The Committee directs MARAD to submit to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations a strategic plan for USMMA 
within 120 days of enactment of this Act. Concurrent with the 
Blue Ribbon Panel, the Committee believes the Academy needs a 
comprehensive strategic plan for its capital investments, which 
takes into account the future demand for merchant mariners, a 
detailed facility needs assessment and a capitalization plan. 
In addition to these areas, the strategic plan should address 
the Academy's response to each of the recommendations of the 
Blue Ribbon Panel.
    Staffing, USMMA.--The Committee was pleased to see funds 
allocated toward hiring two new professional staff with the 
requisite facilities management and engineering skills to 
manage the Academy's Capital Improvement Program in the USMMA's 
fiscal year 2010 financial plan. The Committee believes having 
the proper staff in place to manage the rehabilitation of the 
USMMA campus is critical to this endeavor's success. Therefore, 
the Committee directs MARAD to provide quarterly USMMA staffing 
updates to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations. 
These reports should breakout the number of full time 
equivalent (FTE) by operating area on board at the beginning of 
the fiscal year, the number of FTE currently on board and the 
estimated number of FTE on board by the end of year. In 
addition, these reports should list all vacant positions at the 
Academy.
    Midshipman fees.--The Committee includes $6,000,000 
requested in the budget to compensate midshipman who in 
previous school years were charged more in fees than they owed.
    Recruitment diversity initiative.--The Committee remains 
concerned about the lack of diversity in the student body at 
the Academy. Therefore, the Committee includes the requested 
increase of $145,000 to assist with the recruitment efforts of 
student groups underrepresented at the Academy. The Committee 
directs MARAD to submit a status report on this initiative to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within six 
months of enactment of this Act.
    State maritime academies.--The Committee has included an 
increase of $250,000 above last year for the state maritime 
academies (SMA). This additional funding will support the six 
state maritime academies in providing educational programs for 
future merchant marine and commercial ship officers. The state 
academies produce the largest number of new licensed officers 
in the country. The Committee includes $2,400,000 for the 
student incentive payments in order to provide full assistance 
to 50 cadets at each of the six academies at $8,000 each; 
$2,550,000 for the SMA direct payments to provide each academy 
with the same level assistance as last year; and $11,240,000 
for schoolship maintenance and repair. The Committee remains 
concerned about the deferred maintenance to the training ships 
at the state maritime academies and directs MARAD to include in 
next year's budget justifications a multi-year plan to invest 
in the capital needs of these ships.
    Environment and compliance activities.--The Committee 
recommendation includes a total of $4,000,000 for MARAD's 
environment and compliance activities. This funding will be 
used to support MARAD's environmental efforts including: air 
emission reductions for ships and ports; the continued 
development of an agency-wide environmental management system 
to encourage energy efficiency and alternative energy 
strategies; and support of partnerships and cooperative efforts 
with academic, public, and non-governmental entities to advance 
the research and development of effective ballast water 
treatment systems and compliance monitoring methods.
    Congressional budget justification.--The Committee 
continues to direct MARAD to justify each provision proposed in 
a section of its Congressional budget justification.

                             SHIP DISPOSAL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $15,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        10,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    MARAD serves as the federal government's disposal agent for 
government-owned merchant vessels weighing 1,500 gross tons or 
more. The ship disposal program provides resources to dispose 
of obsolete merchant-type vessels in the National Defense 
Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The Maritime Administration was required 
by Public Law 106-398 to dispose of its obsolete inventory by 
the end of 2006. These vessels pose a significant environmental 
threat due to the presence of hazardous substances such as 
asbestos and solid and liquid polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 
MARAD has custody of approximately 78 obsolete vessels that are 
not yet under contract for disposal. The obsolete ships are 
located at the James River Reserve Fleet site in Virginia (16 
ships), the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet site in California (52 
ships), and the Beaumont Reserve Fleet site in Texas (10 
ships).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for this account, 
equal to the budget request and $5,000,000 below the fiscal 
year 2010 funding level. Funds are available until expended.
    Suisun Bay.--The Committee was pleased with the recent 
Suisun Bay Agreement, which resolved environmental concerns 
about the disposal process of 52 obsolete ships in California. 
The Committee hopes this and other recent agreements will 
revive the process and reduce the number of obsolete vessels in 
NDRF's fleet. Therefore, the Committee directs MARAD to submit 
a multi-year plan to dispose of the remaining obsolete vessels 
in its fleet to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations within 60 days of enactment of this Act. This 
document should include cost estimates for each year of the 
plan.
    Savannah.--Within the funds provided, the Committee 
recommends $3,000,000 for maintenance and safeguarding of the 
Nuclear Ship Savannah. The Savannah, the world's first nuclear 
powered merchant ship, is a legacy asset assigned to the NDRF 
in retention status.

              MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN (TITLE XI) PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $9,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         3,688,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,688,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................        -5,312,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................             - - -
    The Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program, as provided for by 
Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, provides for 
guaranteed loans for purchasers of ships from the U.S. 
shipbuilding industry and for modernization of U.S. shipyards. 
Funds for administrative expenses for the Title XI program are 
appropriated to this account, and then paid to operations and 
training to be obligated and outlayed.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,688,000 for the Maritime 
Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program, equal to the budget request 
and $5,312,000 below the amounts provided in fiscal year 2010.

           ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

    Section 170. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities and 
services and make repairs to any lease, contract, or occupancy 
involving government property under the control of MARAD and 
rental payments shall be paid into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.

         Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
(PHMSA) was established as an administration within the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) on November 30, 2004, 
pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs 
Improvement Act (Public Law 108-246). The PHMSA is responsible 
for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by all modes 
of transportation including pipelines. The agency's highest 
priority is safety, and its work includes developing plans, 
programs and regulations, as well as overseeing financial 
assistance programs, which focus on preparedness and response. 
The PHMSA uses safety management principles and security 
assessments to mitigate vulnerabilities and disseminate 
information concerning hazardous materials transportation.

                          OPERATIONAL EXPENSES

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $21,132,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        22,383,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        22,383,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +1,251,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    This appropriation finances the program support costs for 
the PHMSA. This includes policy development, legal counsel, 
budget, financial management, civil rights, management, 
administration and agency-wide expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $22,383,000 for PHMSA operational 
expenses, of which $639,000 shall be derived from the Pipeline 
Safety Fund. This is equal to the budget request and $1,251,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The Committee has 
included bill language directing PHMSA to transfer $1,000,000 
to pipeline safety to fund pipeline information grants to 
communities.
    IT Modernization Plan.--PHMSA's budget requests an 
additional $650,000 in fiscal year 2011 for the continuation of 
its IT Modernization Plan, which also supports the agency's 
special permits and approvals action plan. The Committee 
approves this request so that PHMSA can continue the work it 
started in fiscal year 2010 related to data and business 
analysis for the hazardous materials information system, which 
is a database used for hazmat incident reporting. The Committee 
believes that this funding is vital in order for PHMSA to 
significantly improve data quality, transparency, and the 
ability to base safety decisions on facts rather than 
assumptions and fragmented data.

                       HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $37,994,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        40,434,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,434,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +2,440,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The hazardous materials safety program has responsibility 
for the safety and security of hazardous materials shipments by 
commercial air, truck, railroad and vessel. The agency is the 
primary resource and regulatory authority for hazardous 
materials safety and promulgates regulations which cover 
hazardous materials safety security, shipper and carrier 
operations, training, and packaging and container 
specifications.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $40,434,000 to continue the agency's 
hazardous materials safety functions, which is $2,440,000 above 
the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and equal to the budget 
request.
    Multimodal hazardous materials intelligence portal.--
Included within the hazardous materials program appropriation 
is $2,107,000, as requested, to fund the multimodal hazardous 
materials intelligence portal. This funding level is $847,000 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. The portal integrates 
inspection, incident, regulation, penalty, and other data 
collected by multiple administrations. Integrated data allows 
PHMSA and other users to develop comprehensive, risk-based 
strategies to identify emerging safety issues. The Committee 
notes that this system is used by and benefits the Federal 
Aviation Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, as well as 
the United States Coast Guard, and this additional funding will 
eliminate the need for PHMSA to rely on funding from the other 
modal administrations within DOT.
    Hazardous materials information system.--This web-based 
system is an integral tool used for daily hazardous materials 
operations, workflow, and document management. The Committee 
continues to encourage PHMSA to ensure that this important 
system is searchable and useful to other operating 
administrations and that the data is accurate and verified. The 
Committee provides $2,255,000 in fiscal year 2011, as 
requested, to continue with the modernization of this system.

                            PIPELINE SAFETY

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                    (OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 (Oil spill
                                                         (Pipeline safety    liability trust          Total
                                                              fund)               fund)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................          $86,334,000         $18,905,000       $105,239,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................           92,206,000          18,905,000        111,111,000
Recommended in the bill.............................           92,206,000          18,905,000        111,111,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.................           +5,872,000               - - -         +5,872,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011................                - - -               - - -              - - -
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    PHMSA oversees the safety, security, and environmental 
protection of pipelines through analysis of data, damage 
prevention, education and training, development and enforcement 
of regulations and policies, research and development, grants 
for states pipeline safety programs, and emergency planning and 
response to accidents. The pipeline safety program is 
responsible for a national regulatory program to protect the 
public against the risks to life and property in the 
transportation of natural gas, petroleum and other hazardous 
materials by pipeline. The enactment of the Oil Pollution Act 
of 1990 expanded the role of the pipeline safety program in 
environmental protection and resulted in a new emphasis on 
spill prevention and containment of oil and hazardous 
substances from pipelines.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $111,111,000 to continue pipeline 
safety operations, research and development, and state grants-
in-aid in fiscal year 2011, which is $5,872,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. The bill specifies that of the total appropriation, 
$18,905,000 shall be derived from the oil spill liability trust 
fund and the remaining $92,206,000 shall be derived from the 
pipeline safety fund.
    State pipeline safety grants.--PHMSA's budget requests 
$41,945,000 for fiscal year 2011 for the state pipeline safety 
grants program, which is $3,986,000, or almost 11 percent, 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level. Section 2(c) of the 
PIPES Act (49 U.S.C. 60107(a)), raised the Secretary of 
Transportation's grant matching authority from 50 percent to 80 
percent. The Committee supports PHMSA's goal to increase the 
federal funding annually until the 80 percent cap is reached.
    Pipeline integrity management.--The Committee recommends 
$9,658,000 for PHMSA's pipeline integrity management program in 
fiscal year 2011, as requested. This $1,000,000 increase over 
the fiscal year 2010 enacted level will allow the agency to 
conduct timely and technically sufficient analyses of the 
nontraditional design and operating parameters of proposed 
natural and hazardous liquid pipelines in Alaska, as well as 
other major interstate pipeline projects already proposed or 
underway in the lower 48 states, in order to meet the 
construction schedule of these projects.
    State one-call grants.--The Committee directs that no less 
than $1,053,000 of the funds provided shall be for state one-
call grants, as requested.
    Pipeline safety improvements.--While the Committee 
recognizes that pipeline safety improvements have been made, 
exemplified by the declining average fatality rate associated 
with pipeline incidents over the last 20 years, the recent 
explosion at a natural gas facility in Texas and the 
underground oil pipeline leak in Utah have reinforced the need 
to remain vigilant in seeking continued incremental 
improvements. Furthermore, the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of 
Mexico has demonstrated the catastrophic human and 
environmental impacts that can occur when lapses in oversight 
of oil and gas systems occurs.
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has 
investigated numerous incidents and provided PHMSA with 
recommendations for improving the agency's safety oversight. 
Specifically, in response to a fatal 2007 accident in 
Mississippi, the NTSB investigated and concluded that current 
inspection and testing programs are not sufficiently reliable 
to identify features associated with longitudinal seam failures 
of electric resistance welded (ERW) pipe prior to catastrophic 
failure in operating pipelines. The Committee directs PHMSA to 
conduct a comprehensive study to identify actions that can be 
implemented by pipeline operators to eliminate catastrophic 
longitudinal seam failures in ERW pipes. At a minimum, the 
study should include assessments of the effectiveness and 
effects of in-line inspection tools, hydrostatic pressure 
tests, and spike pressure tests; pipe material strength 
characteristics and failure mechanisms; the effects of aging on 
ERW pipelines; operational factors; and data collection and 
predictive analysis. The Committee directs PHMSA to submit a 
report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and 
to the NTSB by June 1, 2011, with the results of this study.
    In addition, the Committee is acutely aware of the findings 
in the report Human Factors Analysis of Pipeline Monitoring and 
Control Operations that analyzed the role of human factors in 
ten severe accidents. Accordingly, the Committee directs the 
Department of Transportation Inspector General to review 
PHMSA's implementation of Federal pipeline safety regulations, 
49 CFR Parts 192 and 195, to address human factors and other 
aspects of control room management for pipelines where 
controllers use supervisory control and data acquisition 
systems. The review should cover, but is not limited to, the 
processes in place to validate operators' individual management 
procedure plans in the absence of standardized requirements and 
PHMSA's process for verifying implementation of the required 
management plans after their August 1, 2011 submission 
deadline. The Committee directs the Inspector General to report 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by 
September 1, 2011, with the results of that review.

                     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANTS

                     (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        (Emergency         (Emergency
                                       preparedness       preparedness
                                          fund)          grant program)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...           $188,000      ($28,318,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..            188,000       (28,318,000)
Recommended in the bill...........            188,000       (28,318,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                  - - -            (- - -)
 2010.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -            (- - -)
 2011.............................
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    The Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act 
of 1990 (Public Law 101-615) requires PHMSA to: (1) develop and 
implement a reimbursable emergency preparedness grant program; 
(2) monitor public sector emergency response training and 
planning and provide technical assistance to states, political 
subdivisions and Indian tribes; and (3) develop and update 
periodically a mandatory training curriculum for emergency 
responders.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $28,318,000 for the emergency 
preparedness grants program, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2010 enacted level and the budget request.

           Research and Innovative Technology Administration

    The Research and Innovative Technology Administration 
(RITA) was established as an administration within the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) effective November 30, 2004, 
pursuant to the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs 
Improvement Act, Public Law 108-426. As DOT's lead organization 
for research and innovation, RITA's mission is to provide 
strategic clarity to DOT's multi-modal and intermodal research 
efforts, while coordinating the multifaceted research agenda of 
the department.
    RITA coordinates, facilitates, and reviews the Department's 
research and development programs and activities; advances 
innovative technologies, including intelligent transportation 
systems; performs comprehensive transportation system research, 
analysis, and reporting; and provides education and training in 
transportation and transportation-related fields through the 
John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, the 
Transportation Safety Institute, and the University 
Transportation Centers (UTC) Program.
    Also included within RITA is the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics (BTS), funded from the Federal Highway 
Administration's federal-aid highway account. BTS is 
responsible for developing and disseminating timely, relevant, 
and high quality transportation data and information for all 
modes to public and private transportation decision makers.

                        RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $13,007,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        17,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        18,900,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................         5,893,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................         1,700,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill includes $18,900,000 to continue research and 
development activities in fiscal year 2011, which is $5,893,000 
greater than fiscal year 2010 enacted and $1,700,000 greater 
than the budget request.
    Administrative Expenses.--The Committee provides $7,135,000 
for administrative expenses, an increase of $164,000 over 
fiscal year 2010 enacted and a decrease of $65,000 from the 
fiscal year 2011 request. This funding level is sufficient for 
26.5 full-time equivalents (FTEs), an increase of .5 FTE from 
fiscal year 2010 enacted. The Committee does not provide 
additional funds outside of salaries and benefits for the 
additional .5 FTE and anticipates RITA absorbing this FTE into 
other current service cost levels.
    Research Programs.--Within the fiscal year 2010 recommended 
funding level, the Committee provides $11,765,000 for RITA's 
research, development, and technology (RD&T;) programs as 
follows:
 Alternative Fuels Research and Development (R&D;)......          $500,000
Research, Development, and Technology (RD&T;)                     900,000
 Coordination.........................................
Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System              9,400,000
 (NDGPS)..............................................
Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PN&T;).............           965,000
    The Committee's recommendation for research programs 
represents an increase of $5,729,000 over fiscal year 2010 and 
an increase of $1,765,000 over the budget request. The 
Committee funds the Alternative Fuels R&D; and the RD&T; 
Coordination at the budget request.
    The Committee funds PN&T; at $965,000, largely funding the 
request of $1,000,000. This is an increase of $565,000 from the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    The Committee funds NDGPS at $9,400,000, which is 
$4,800,000 above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$1,800,000 above the fiscal year 2011 request. The reasons for 
this increase are twofold. First, the Committee funds a 
$1,000,000 increase to Operations and Maintenance (O&M;), equal 
to the requested increase for O&M.; This increase will allow for 
proper servicing and tower inspections to prevent service loss 
and/or system failures. In some instances, towers have not been 
inspected in more than four years. Second, the Committee funds 
the equipment recapitalization at $3,800,000, an increase of 
$1,800,000 over the budget request. At present, NDGPS equipment 
is operating beyond its service life, which not only increases 
the risk of system failures, but manifests as higher costs in 
the O&M; account, now and into the future. While the request 
estimates the total cost of recapitalization at $4,000,000 over 
two years, the Committee funds NDGPS at $3,800,000 in fiscal 
year 2011, allowing for upfront savings in purchase of the new 
equipment.
    The bill also includes language that allows funds received 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred for 
training to be credited to this appropriation.

                  BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................     ($28,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................      (30,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...............................      (27,000,000)
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................      (-1,000,000)
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................      (-3,000,000)
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The most recent long-term surface transportation 
authorization act, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient 
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), 
expired on September 30, 2009. Since that time, Congress has 
passed several short-term extension bills that have continued 
to provide contract authority for the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics. However, the current extension will expire on 
December 31, 2010. Because reauthorization actions have not yet 
been completed, the Committee has continued the fiscal year 
2010 program structure for the account and has assumed that the 
funding levels provided for the first quarter of fiscal year 
2011 will be extended and annualized for the remainder of the 
year.
    The Committee notes that the Federal Aviation 
Administration's Air Traffic Organization budget request 
includes $4,000,000 for the Office of Airline Statistics within 
BTS.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $75,114,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        79,772,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        86,406,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................       +11,292,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................        +6,634,000
    The Inspector General's office was established in 1978 to 
provide an objective and independent organization that would be 
more effective in: (1) preventing and detecting fraud, waste, 
and abuse in departmental programs and operations; and (2) 
providing a means of keeping the Secretary of Transportation 
and the Congress fully and currently informed of problems and 
deficiencies in the administration of such programs and 
operations. According to the authorizing legislation, the 
Inspector General is to report dually to the Secretary of 
Transportation and to the Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $86,406,000 for 
activities of the Office of Inspector General (OIG), an 
increase of $11,292,000 above fiscal year 2010 and $6,634,000 
above the budget request.
    Full-time equivalent staff years (FTE).--Funding is 
sufficient to finance 426 FTE in fiscal year 2011, an increase 
of 8 FTE above the fiscal year 2010 level as requested in the 
budget.
    Mandatory cost increases.--Consistent with the budget 
request, the Committee provides the OIG with the funds 
necessary to meet mandatory increases above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level, in the following amounts:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salaries and benefits.................................       +$1,960,000
Working capital fund..................................          +212,000
Rental payments to GSA/rental security payments to DHS          +190,000
Inflation.............................................           +94,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................       +$2,456,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    New or expanded programs.--In addition to the mandatory 
cost increases identified above, the Committee recommendation 
includes $2,202,000, as requested, for the OIG to expand 
existing programs or embark on new initiatives. Included within 
this amount is $1,525,000 to fund the salaries, benefits, and 
operating costs associated with 8 additional FTE. The Committee 
continues to value the work of the OIG in its oversight of 
departmental programs and activities and is committed to 
providing the Inspector General with the resources necessary to 
ensure that the office continues to complete its mission at the 
highest level.
    Funding from other agencies.--Consistent with prior years, 
the OIG's budget for fiscal year 2011 requests $6,634,000 from 
other agencies within the Department, as noted below, to fund 
audit and investigative efforts associated with those agencies:
 Federal Highway Administration........................        $3,809,000
Federal Transit Administration........................         2,075,000
Federal Aviation Administration.......................           650,000
National Transportation Safety Board..................           100,000
    The Committee recommends fully funding the OIG through a 
direct appropriation, rather than relying on transfers and 
offsetting collections. The Committee believes that this 
provides greater transparency with regard to the actual funding 
level of the office and eliminates the need for the OIG to rely 
on receiving funding from the agencies it is auditing. This 
increase in the appropriation to the OIG is offset by 
corresponding reductions to the budgets of the operating 
administrations.
    Unfair business practices.--The bill maintains language 
first enacted in fiscal year 2000 which authorizes the OIG to 
investigate allegations of fraud and unfair or deceptive 
practices and unfair methods of competition by air carriers and 
ticket agents.
    Audit reports.--The Committee requests that the OIG to 
continue forwarding copies of all audit reports to the 
Committee immediately after they are issued, and to continue to 
make the Committee aware immediately of any review that 
recommends cancellation or modifications to any major 
acquisition project or grant, or which recommends significant 
budgetary savings. The OIG is also directed to withhold from 
public distribution for a period of 15 days any final audit or 
investigative report which was requested by the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.

                      Surface Transportation Board

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

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $29,066,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        25,988,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,249,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................        +2,183,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................        +5,261,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $31,249,000 
for fiscal year 2011, which is $2,183,000 above the fiscal year 
2010 enacted level and $5,261,000 above the fiscal year 2011 
budget request. Included in the recommendation is an offsetting 
collection of $1,250,000 from user fees established by the STB 
Chairman. The Committee recommendation is consistent with the 
budget request submitted independently by the Surface 
Transportation Board.
    Uniform railroad costing system.--The Committee recommends 
$1,000,000 for the STB to continue its work on updating the 
Uniform Railroad Costing System. This system is used to set the 
Board's rate jurisdiction, is the basis for Board decisions, 
and estimates the variable cost of transporting a given 
commodity for each Class I railroad. The system was originally 
adopted in 1989. The Committee was pleased with the level of 
detail provided in the STB's ``Report to Congress Regarding the 
Uniform Rail Costing System'' and looks forward to periodic 
updates on the STB's progress on this initiative.

            General Provisions--Department of Transportation

    Section 180. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use funds for 
aircraft; motor vehicles; liability insurance; uniforms; or 
allowances, as authorized by law.
    Section 181. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
appropriations for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the 
rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this act for salaries and expenses of more 
than 110 political and Presidential appointees in the DOT and 
prohibits political and Presidential personnel from being 
assigned on temporary detail outside the DOT.
    Section 183. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the implementation of section 404 of 
title 23, United States Code.
    Section 184. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting recipients of funds made available in this Act from 
releasing personal information, including social security 
number, medical or disability information, and photographs from 
a driver's license or motor vehicle record, without express 
consent of the person to whom such information pertains; and 
prohibits the withholding of funds provided in this Act for any 
grantee is a state is in noncompliance with this provision.
    Section 185. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources to be used for expenses 
incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 186. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring funding of certain programs, projects and activities 
identified in the accompanying report within the accounts of 
the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad 
Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration.
    Section 187. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the Secretary of Transportation to allow issuers of 
any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase preferred stock 
sold to the DOT.
    Section 188. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used to make a grant unless the 
Secretary of Transportation notifies the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations not less than three full business 
days before any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or 
full funding grant agreement totaling $1,000,000 or more is 
announced by the department or its modal administrations, and 
directs the Secretary to give concurrent notification for any 
``quick release'' of funds from the Federal Highway 
Administration's emergency relief program.
    Section 189. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds received from rebates, refunds, and similar sources to be 
credited to appropriations of the DOT.
    Section 190. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
amounts from improper payments to a third party contractor that 
are lawfully recovered by the DOT to be available to cover 
expenses incurred in the recovery of such payments.
    Section 191. The Committee continues a provision mandating 
that reprogramming actions are to be approved or denied solely 
by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 192. The Committee continues a provision capping 
the amount of fees the Surface Transportation Board can charge 
and collect for rate complaints filed at the amount authorized 
for court civil suit filing fees.
    Section 193. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
the Department to provide payments in advance to carry out its 
contract for the implementation of a debit card program for 
distribution of transit benefits.
    Section 194. The Committee includes a provision providing 
$7,622,655 in increase the Department's acquisition workforce 
capacity and capabilities.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


                     Management and Administration

    Management and Administration provides operating support to 
the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), 
including salaries and expenses (S&E;) for all HUD employees. 
The Committee supports the Department's efforts to transform 
the way HUD does business and recommends the Department first 
and foremost focus its efforts on its human capital needs. 
Therefore, the Committee directs HUD to provide quarterly 
updates on its efforts to improve the Department's hiring 
process, the performance appraisal process, the succession 
planning process and the budgeting of S&E; resources. In 
addition, these reports should include updates on the number of 
FTE projected for each office in the Department compared to 
last year's actual level and the authorized level for the 
current fiscal year.
    Congressional budget justification.--The Committee directs 
HUD to provide in its fiscal year 2012 budget request, and all 
future budget requests, detailed staffing justifications for 
each office within the Department, including an organizational 
chart for each operating area within the Department. Further, 
the Department is directed to include in the budget 
justification funding levels for the past five fiscal years for 
all offices.
    The budget submitted by the Department must also include a 
detailed justification for the incremental funding increases, 
decreases and FTE fluctuations being requested program, 
activity, or program element. The Committee encourages the 
Department to format the discussion of these changes in a 
similar format to the Department of Transportation Office of 
the Secretary Salaries and Expenses justification for each of 
its offices. In addition, the Committee directs the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the Department's method 
for estimating and allocating S&E; resources.
    Reprogramming.--As in previous years, the Committee 
reiterates that the Department must limit the reprogramming of 
funds between the program, projects, and activities within each 
account to not more than $500,000 without prior written 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations. Unless otherwise 
identified in the bill or report, the most detailed allocation 
of funds presented in the budget justifications is approved, 
with any deviation from such approved allocation subject to the 
normal reprogramming requirements. Further, it is the intent of 
the Committee that all carryover funds in the various accounts, 
including recaptures and de-obligations, are subject to the 
normal reprogramming requirements outlined above.
    Reorganizations.--The Committee expects one month prior 
notice of office, program or activity reorganizations. 
Additionally, the Committee requires notice on a monthly basis, 
of all ongoing litigation, including any negotiations or 
discussions, planned or ongoing, regarding a consent decree 
between the Department and any other entity, including the 
estimated costs of such decrees.
    New initiatives.--The Committee reiterates that no changes 
may be made to any program, project, or activity if it is 
construed to have policy implications, without prior approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations. The Committee is dismayed 
that on many occasions the Department has taken action on new 
initiatives without seeking, or before receiving, formal 
approval, as required in Section 405 of the appropriations act. 
For example, the Committee was displeased to learn of the 
establishment of the Disaster Relief Enhancement Fund (DREF), a 
diversion of funds to a new initiative without an approved 
reprogramming request. Examples such as this diminish the 
Department's credibility, especially in light of the 
Department's recent requests for increased flexibility.
    Relationship between HUD and the Committee on 
Appropriations.--The primary relationship between the Committee 
and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 
exists via the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, or the 
budget office. This relationship, an absolute necessity in 
structuring the annual appropriations Act, is based on the 
sharing of a wide range of budgetary and cost information. The 
Committee retains the right to call upon all offices and 
agencies within the Department, but the primary connection 
between the two entities exists through the budget office. To 
that end, the Committee expects that all offices within HUD 
will work with the budget office to provide timely and accurate 
information for submission to the Committee. In particular, the 
Committee is dismayed that HUD has not provided all of the 
reports or followed all of the directives that were required in 
the fiscal year 2010 Appropriations Act. Therefore, the 
Committee has addressed many of these concerns in bill 
language. The Department is reminded that directives and 
reports mandated in the House or Senate Appropriations reports 
are not optional, unless revised or eliminated by the Statement 
of Managers accompanying the Act. Finally, the Committee 
cautions HUD that Section 405 of the Appropriations Act governs 
the creation of new offices and policies.

                          Executive Direction

 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $26,855,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        30,265,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,265,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +3,410,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Executive Direction account encompasses the offices of 
the major policymakers at the Department, including all of the 
Senate-confirmed political appointees. The responsibilities of 
the Department are administered under the supervision and 
direction of the Secretary, who is responsible for the 
administration of all programs, functions and authorities of 
the Department. The Deputy Secretary assists the Secretary in 
the execution of these duties and responsibilities, and serves 
as Acting Secretary in the absence of the Secretary.
    In fiscal year 2010 the Department created the Office of 
the Chief Operating Officer to manage and provide comprehensive 
strategy for HUD's support operations, with a particular focus 
on the transformation of HUD's human capital, procurement, and 
information technology functions. In addition to the Office of 
the Secretary, Deputy Secretary and the Chief Operating 
Officer, the offices of seven Assistant Secretaries are 
included, as well as the immediate offices of the Chief 
Financial Officer and the General Counsel. This account also 
includes the activities of two offices of highly specialized 
staff with Department-wide responsibility, the Office of 
Hearings and Appeals and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged 
Business Utilization.
    The Office of Hearings and Appeals is an independent 
adjudicatory office within the Office of the Secretary whose 
administrative judges conduct hearings and make determinations 
for the Department in accordance with existing statutes and 
departmental policies, regulations, and procedures. The Office 
of Hearings and Appeals is headed by a Director appointed by 
the Secretary who supervises the administrative judges, 
administrative law judges of the Office of Administrative Law 
Judges, and support staff.
    The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization 
is responsible for the implementation and execution of the 
Department's activities on behalf of small businesses, minority 
businesses, businesses owned and controlled by disadvantaged 
persons, and firms, in accordance with Sections 8 and 15 of the 
Small Business Act, as amended. For the functions and 
responsibilities required by this law, the Director shall be 
responsible and report directly to the Secretary or Deputy 
Secretary.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $30,265,000 for this account, 
which is $3,410,000 above the level enacted in the fiscal year 
2010 bill and equal to the budget request. The funds are to be 
distributed as follows:
 Immediate Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary        $7,674,000
Office of the Chief Operating Officer.................           549,000
Office of Hearings and Appeals........................         1,706,000
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization           719,000
Immediate Office of the Chief Financial Officer.......           999,000
Immediate Office of the General Counsel...............         1,503,000
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional            2,709,000
 and Intergovernmental Relations......................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs..         4,861,000
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and               2,163,000
 Indian Housing.......................................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community and            1,755,000
 Planning Development.................................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing, Federal         3,565,000
 Housing Commissioner.................................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy                   1,117,000
 Development and Research.............................
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and           945,000
 Equal Opportunity....................................
    In fiscal year 2008, the structure of the Management and 
Administration account was altered to separate the salaries and 
expenses of the Department from one account into nine accounts. 
This change was made to improve transparency and to give the 
Committee greater oversight of this large account. By splitting 
the Senate-confirmed Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Assistant 
Secretaries into the ``Executive Direction'' account, the 
Committee aimed to increase accountability over the lead 
policymakers of the Department. The Committee instructs the 
Department to use this structure in submitting all future 
budgets.
    As this structure was created to increase oversight, the 
Committee directs HUD to only fund senior policymakers out of 
the Executive Direction account. In addition, all senior 
advisors to the Secretary should be funded directly through the 
Office of the Secretary. The Committee directs the Department 
to specify the number of senior advisors in the Office of the 
Secretary salaries and expenses budget justification.
    The Secretary is authorized to transfer funds within 
offices under Executive Direction following written 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, provided that no amount for any office may be 
increased or decreased by more than 5 percent by all transfers. 
Notice of any change in funding greater than 5 percent must be 
submitted to and receive prior written approval from the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Further, the Secretary must provide quarterly status 
updates to the Committees regarding on pending congressional 
reports. The bill also provides that no more than $25,000 
provided under the immediate Office of the Secretary shall be 
available for the official reception and representation 
expenses as the Secretary may determine. In addition, the bill 
includes a provision requiring the Department to notify the 
Committees on Appropriations one month in advance of any 
international travel.

               Administration, Operations and Management

 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $537,011,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       538,552,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       538,552,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +1,541,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    This account funds the personnel compensation and benefits 
of ten program offices, as well as non-personnel expenses for 
the entire Department, such as travel and training. Included in 
the account are salaries and expenses of the programs listed in 
the following paragraphs.
    The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer provides 
general support services to all offices and divisions 
throughout HUD. These services include: management analysis, 
human resource management, employee training, performance 
analysis; providing general building and office services; as 
well as carrying out special activities directly assigned by 
the Secretary of HUD.
    The Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination 
(ODOC) performs a broad range of cross-program functions that 
assist the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary with HUD's 
continuing management improvement initiatives. Key 
responsibilities include: managing the Department's Compliance 
and Monitoring Program; managing HUD's oversight and monitoring 
of labor standards for HUD-funded construction projects; 
managing HUD's Quality Management Review process; oversight of 
OIG and GAO reviews and audits; and coordinating Executive 
Management and Field Office Management Meetings for the Deputy 
Secretary.
    The Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) serves as 
the principal advisor providing oversight and communicating 
Secretarial priorities and policies to field office staff and 
HUD clients. The Regional and Field Office Directors act as the 
operational managers in each of the field offices. The Regional 
and Field Office Directors manage and coordinate cross program 
delivery of the Department's programs in the field.
    The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer's (OCPO) 
mission is to provide high-quality acquisition support services 
to all HUD program offices by purchasing necessary operational 
and mission-related goods and services; provide advice, 
guidance and technical assistance to all departmental offices 
on matters concerning procurement; assist program offices in 
defining and specifying their procurement needs; develop and 
maintain all procurement guidance including regulations, 
policies, and procedures; and assist in the development of 
sound acquisition strategies.
    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) provides 
leadership in instituting financial integrity, fiscal 
responsibility and accountability. The CFO is responsible for 
all aspects of financial management, accounting and budgetary 
matters; ensures the Department establishes and meets financial 
management goals and objectives; ensures the Department is in 
compliance with financial management legislation and 
directives; analyzes budgetary implications of policy and 
legislative proposals; and provides technical oversight with 
respect to all budget activities throughout the Department.
    Appropriations Attorneys.--During consideration of the 
fiscal year 2003 appropriations legislation, it became apparent 
to the Committee that both the Committee and the Department 
would be better served if the attorneys responsible for 
appropriations matters were housed in the Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer (OCFO), and the fiscal year 2003 Act provided 
funds and FTE to the OCFO to accommodate four attorneys 
transferred from the Office of General Counsel (OGC). Since 
that time, the Committee has routinely received prompt, 
accurate, and reliable information from the OCFO on various 
appropriations law matters. For fiscal year 2011, the Committee 
continues to fund appropriations attorneys in the OCFO and 
directs HUD to maintain this responsibility within the OCFO.
    The General Counsel, as the chief legal officer and legal 
voice of the Department, is the legal adviser to the Secretary 
and other principal staff of the Department. It is the 
responsibility of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) to 
provide legal opinions, advice and services with respect to all 
programs and activities, and to provide counsel and assistance 
in the development of the Department's programs and policies.
    The mission of the Office of Departmental Equal Employment 
Opportunity (ODEEO) is to ensure the enforcement of Federal 
laws relating to the elimination of all forms of discrimination 
in the Department's employment practices. The mission is 
carried out through the functions of three divisions: the 
Affirmative Employment division, the Alternative Dispute 
Resolution division, and the Equal Employment Opportunity 
division.
    The Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives 
conducts outreach, recommends changes to HUD policies and 
programs that present barriers to grassroots organizations, and 
initiates special projects, such as grant writing training.
    The Office of Sustainability provides technical and policy 
support for energy, green building, and transportation programs 
at HUD and other relevant departments. The office will manage 
new grant programs to catalyze the home retrofit market and 
promote sustainable community planning and development. This 
office will also coordinate inter- and intra-agency efforts to 
ensure that housing programs targeting the built environment 
are well coordinated with the programs of the Department of 
Transportation, the Department of Energy, the Environmental 
Protection Agency, and other relevant Federal agencies. The 
office will also coordinate with the Office of Policy 
Development and Research to develop and undertake integrated 
research to support efforts leading to sustainable housing and 
regional planning.
    The Office of Strategic Planning and Management drives 
organizational, programmatic, and operational change across the 
Department to maximize efficiency and performance. The office 
will facilitate HUD's strategic planning process by identifying 
the Department's strategic priorities and transformational 
change initiatives, create and manage work plans for targeted 
transformation projects, and develop key program performance 
measures and targets for monitoring.
    The Office of Disaster and Emergency Management will advise 
the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Departmental leadership on 
all aspects of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and 
emergency management, and will implement programs to mitigate 
threats to employees, public resources, and critical 
infrastructure. The Office will work with key stakeholders, 
including the Department of Homeland Security and White House 
National Security Staff, to establish policy and ensure 
compliance with directives for safety and welfare of HUD 
equities and partners. Through Regional Disaster Coordinators, 
the Office will ensure preparedness and response across the 
nation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
 Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer Personnel          $65,049,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of Departmental Operations and Coordination             9,122,000
 Personnel Compensation and Benefits..................
Office of Field Policy and Management Personnel               49,090,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer Personnel             13,861,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of the Chief Financial Officer Personnel               33,831,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of the General Counsel Personnel Compensation          86,482,000
 and Benefits.........................................
Office of the Departmental Equal Employment                    3,115,000
 Opportunity Personnel Compensation and Benefits......
Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives                1,316,000
 Personnel Compensation and Benefits..................
Office of Sustainability Personnel Compensation and            2,887,000
 Benefits.............................................
Office of Strategic Planning and Management Personnel          4,445,000
 Compensation and Benefits............................
Office of Disaster and Emergency Management...........         4,875,000
Non-personnel expenses................................       264,479,000
    The Committee recommends $538,552,000 for this account, 
which is $1,541,000 above the level enacted in the fiscal year 
2010 bill, and equal to the budget request. The Committee will 
continue to monitor hiring and personnel needs as the 
appropriation process moves forward.
    The bill provides funding in this account for necessary 
administrative and non-administrative expenses of the 
Department. Funds may be used for advertising and promotional 
activities that support the housing mission area. Further, the 
Secretary is authorized to transfer funds between offices under 
this account, after such transfer has been submitted to, and 
received written approval by, the Committees on Appropriations. 
No appropriation for any office may be increased or decreased 
by more than 10 percent. In addition, the bill includes a 
provision requiring the Department to notify the Committees on 
Appropriations one month in advance of any international 
travel. Finally, the bill contains a general provision (Sec. 
234), as requested in the budget, which includes an additional 
$2,070,635 to increase the Department's acquisition workforce 
capacity and capabilities. Finally, the Committee includes 
$11,000,000, as requested in the budget, for modernization of 
the Robert C. Weaver, HUD Headquarters building.

                  PERSONNEL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

                       PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $197,074,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       197,282,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       197,282,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          +208,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) oversees the 
administration of HUD's Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, 
and Native American Programs. PIH is responsible for 
administering and managing programs authorized and funded by 
Congress under the basic provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 
1937.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $197,282,000 for this account, 
which is $208,000 above the level enacted for fiscal year 2010 
and is equal to the budget request.

                   COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $98,989,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       105,768,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       105,768,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................         6,779,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) 
assists in developing viable communities by promoting 
integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable 
living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low 
and moderate-income persons. The primary means toward this end 
is the development of partnerships among all levels of 
government and the private sector, including for-profit and 
nonprofit organizations. This Office is responsible for the 
effective administration of Community Development Block Grant 
programs (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership (HOME), 
Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI), Self-Help 
Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), Housing Opportunities 
for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) and other HUD community 
development programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $105,768,000 for this account, 
which is $6,779,000 above the level enacted in the fiscal year 
2010 bill and equal to the budget request.

                                HOUSING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $374,887,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       395,917,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       395,917,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +21,030,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Housing implements programmatic, regulatory, 
financial, and operational responsibilities under the 
leadership of six deputy assistant secretaries and the field 
staff for activities related to Federal Housing Administration 
(FHA) multifamily and single family homeownership programs, the 
housing counseling grant program, and assisted rental housing 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $395,917,000 for this account, 
which is $21,030,000 above the level enacted in the fiscal year 
2010 bill and is equal to the budget request.

         OFFICE OF THE GOVERNMENT NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $11,095,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        10,902,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        10,902,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          -193,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of the Government National Mortgage Association 
(GNMA) supports the Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) program, 
which is the guarantee of timely payment of principal and 
interest to investors on the mortgage-backed securities pools 
of FHA, Veterans Affairs, Rural Development, and Public and 
Indian Housing guaranteed loans. The mission of GNMA is to 
expand affordable housing in America by linking domestic and 
global capital markets to the Nation's housing markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $10,902,000, which is $193,000 
below the level enacted in fiscal year 2010 and equal to the 
budget request. The Committee recommends that the salaries and 
expenses of GNMA be paid from revenue earned. As GNMA plays a 
significant role in helping the housing sector respond to and 
recover from the subprime crisis, the Committee recommends this 
additional flexibility to ensure that GNMA will be staffed 
adequately to respond to the increase in FHA guarantees.

                    POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $21,138,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        23,588,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,588,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +2,450,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R;) 
directs the Department's annual research agenda to support the 
research and evaluation of housing and other departmental 
initiatives to improve HUD's effectiveness and operational 
efficiencies. Research proposals are determined through 
consultation with senior staff from each HUD program office, 
the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress as well as 
discussion with key HUD stakeholders. The office addresses all 
inquiries regarding key housing economic information such as 
the American Housing Survey, Fair Market Rents, Median Family 
Income Limits, annual housing goals and oversight of the 
Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), Fannie Mae and Freddie 
Mac and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and mortgage 
market analyses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $23,588,000 for this account, 
which is $2,450,000 above the level enacted in fiscal year 2010 
and is equal to the budget request.

                   FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $71,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        67,964,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        67,964,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -3,836,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is 
responsible for developing policies and guidance, and for 
providing technical support for enforcement of the Fair Housing 
Act and the civil rights statues. FHEO serves as the central 
point for the formulation, clearance and dissemination of 
policies, intra-departmental clearances, and public information 
related to fair housing issues. FHEO receives, investigates, 
conciliates and recommends the issuance of charges of 
discrimination and determinations of non-compliance for 
complaints filed under Title VIII and other civil rights 
authorities. Additionally, FHEO conducts civil rights 
compliance reviews and compliance reviews under Section 3.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $67,964,000 for this account, 
which is $3,836,000 below the level enacted in the fiscal year 
2010 bill and equal to the budget request.

            OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $7,151,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         6,762,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,762,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          -389,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control 
(OHHLHC) is directly responsible for the administration of the 
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction program authorized by Title X 
of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992. The 
office also addresses multiple housing-related hazards 
affecting the health of residents, particularly children. The 
office develops lead-based paint regulations, guidelines, and 
policies applicable to HUD programs, and enforces the Lead 
Disclosure Rule issued under Title X. For both lead-based paint 
and healthy homes issues, the office designs and administers 
programs for grants, training, research, education and 
information dissemination, and serves as the Department's 
central information source for the Secretary, the Congress, HUD 
staff, HUD grantees, state and local governments and the 
public.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,762,000 for this account, which 
is $389,000 below the level enacted in the fiscal year 2010 
bill and equal to the budget request.

                       Public and Indian Housing


                     TRANSFORMING RENTAL ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................      $350,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      -350,000,000
    The fiscal year 2011 budget request proposed the first 
phase of a new multi-year initiative to transform up to 13 
different rental assistance programs into one program that 
converts these units to long-term property-based rental 
assistance contracts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Transforming 
Rental Assistance (TRA) program. While the Administration 
submitted a legislative proposal to Congress in mid-May, it has 
not yet seen legislative action and remains unauthorized.
    TRA represents a significant shift in policy for HUD and 
its inventory of nearly 1.2 million public housing units, as 
well as a myriad of other HUD-assisted housing units. TRA's 
stated purpose is to preserve these units as affordable options 
for low income families and individuals. Indeed, the Committee 
agrees that preservation is a vital concern and that public 
housing is an invaluable asset, evidenced by the Committee 
investing $4,000,000,000 in the Public Housing Capital Fund 
through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. To date, 
181,809 units of public housing have been rehabilitated with 
this funding, preservation of an historic level.
    In addition, TRA strives to streamline HUD's rental 
assistance rules and regulations, therefore reducing the 
regulatory burden on public housing authorities (PHAs) and 
allowing them greater access to private financing for the 
further rehabilitation of units. Again, the Committee sees the 
value in streamlining federal regulations and in thinking 
broadly about recapitalization methods for the affordable 
housing stock. However, the system that developed over 75 years 
will take more than one year to reform. The TRA proposal is 
still very much evolving, as evidenced in numerous briefings 
with the Department, and the Committee has concerns about 
funding a proposal when so much remains unknown. Particularly, 
the Committee is concerned that future costs are potentially 
large and cannot commit to an approach until long-term 
budgetary exposure is better defined. Further, the Committee is 
concerned that the proposals for resident mobility and PHA 
regionalization, as examples, are not yet well formed.
    The Committee understands that the Department has invested 
a great deal of time and effort into the TRA proposal. However, 
the attention granted to this proposal seems to have come at 
the cost of other HUD programs, also in need of reform. The 
Committee is disappointed the Department chose to spend such a 
large amount of time and resources on this new proposal instead 
of making the regulatory changes badly needed in existing 
programs, such as Section 202 and 811, as HUD itself states in 
the budget.

                     TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................   $18,184,200,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................    19,550,663,183
Recommended in the bill...............................    19,395,663,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................    +1,211,463,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      -155,000,183
    In fiscal year 2005, the Housing Certificate Fund was 
separated into two new accounts: Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 
and Project-Based Rental Assistance. This account administers 
the tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance program otherwise 
known as the Housing Choice Voucher program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $19,395,663,000 for tenant-based 
rental assistance, an increase of $1,211,463,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level and $155,000,183 below the 
budget request for Section 8 vouchers. Consistent with the 
budget request, the Committee continues the advance of 
$4,000,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this heading for 
Section 8 programs to October 1, 2010.
    Voucher Renewals.--The Committee provides $17,080,000,000, 
which is an increase of $740,800,000 above the fiscal year 2010 
enacted level for the renewal of tenant-based vouchers. The 
Department is instructed to monitor and report to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations each quarter on the trends 
in Section 8 subsidies and to report on the required program 
alterations due to changes in rent or changes in tenant income.
    The Committee takes very seriously the renewal needs of 
this account and is dedicated to funding existing vouchers so 
that no family or individual loses their assistance. In order 
to make an accurate appropriation to this account, the 
Committee monitors leasing and cost data throughout the year to 
determine the true needs of the program. As such, the numbers 
fluctuate from the President's budget. Over the course of the 
past several months, the inflation factor used to calculate 
needs in this program has decreased, resulting in a reduced 
renewal number for this program. The Committee will continue to 
monitor leasing and inflation data as the appropriations 
process moves forward, and will make adjustments, as necessary.
    Further, the Committee has adjusted the funding formula 
used to calculate each PHA's allocation in this account, 
shifting from a formula based on data from the previous federal 
fiscal year to a formula based on data from calendar year 2010. 
The Committee is hopeful that this change will result in a more 
streamlined process for renewal funding and will reduce the 
need for setasides and contingency funding in this account.
    The Committee reminds the Department that this program is a 
budget-based account and must be implemented as such. The 
renewal demand for this program is considerable and growing 
each year. In order to responsibly fund PHAs for providing 
rental assistance to the 2 million families and individuals 
that rely on this resource, HUD must adhere to the strict 
principles of budgeting based on rents and inflation, not on 
the number of units or other expenses. Any efforts to deviate 
from a budget-based approach in this account will not be looked 
upon favorably by the Committee. Further, the Committee expects 
HUD to follow Treasury's rules on cash management in this 
account.
    Tenant protection.--The Committee provides $125,000,000 for 
tenant protection vouchers, $5,000,000 above the level enacted 
in fiscal year 2010 and equal to the budget request. As a 
result of the variable nature of this activity from year to 
year, language is included allowing the Department to use 
carryover and recaptures of unexpended Section 8 balances to 
fund additional rental assistance costs in addition to funds 
appropriated for fiscal year 2011. These additional rental 
assistance costs are limited to housing assistance payments and 
administrative fees not to exceed the rate of administrative 
fees provided for contract renewals.
    Administrative Fees.--The Committee recommends 
$1,851,000,000 for allocations to the PHAs to conduct 
activities associated with placing and maintaining individuals 
under Section 8 assistance. This amount is $216,000,000 above 
the level enacted in fiscal year 2010 and is equal to the 
budget request for administrative fees and family self-
sufficiency (FSS) coordinators. This increase in administrative 
fees reflects the increased number of vouchers in use at PHAs, 
including special purpose vouchers such as VASH vouchers. PHAs 
must have adequate resources to ensure that the resources 
provided for new and renewal vouchers will be used effectively 
and efficiently. The Committee instructs the Administration to 
fund administrative fees based on the number of units leased, 
in accordance with section 8(q) of the Quality Housing and Work 
Responsibility Act (QHWRA). As part of the administrative fees, 
the Committee includes $60,000,000 for FSS coordinators, equal 
to the budget request and to the level enacted for 2010. FSS 
Coordinators are a critical component in the success of 
families in the voucher program, and they served 55,231 
families in fiscal year 2009. The Committee cannot comprehend 
the delay in issuing these funds to PHAs in the past, and has 
included bill language to mandate that these funds be obligated 
to the recipients within 60 days of enactment of this Act. 
Further, the Committee reminds HUD that training is an 
allowable expense in the FSS program.
    Mainstream Voucher Renewals.--The Committee recommends 
$113,663,183 in this account for renewal of expiring Section 
811 tenant-based subsidies. In doing so, the Committee directs 
HUD to issue guidance to the housing agencies administering 
these vouchers to continue to serve people with disabilities 
upon turnover.
    Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing.--The Committee 
recommends $75,000,000 for incremental voucher assistance 
through the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, 
the same as the enacted level for 2010 and $75,000,000 above 
the budget request. This program will be administered in 
conjunction with the Department of Veterans Affairs and these 
vouchers shall remain available for homeless veterans upon 
turnover. The Committee is disappointed that the Department did 
not request funding for this vital program, especially since 
HUD has improved the efficiency with which previously 
appropriated vouchers have been allocated. The Committee 
revived this program in fiscal year 2008 after more than a 
decade of neglect, and has thus far provided 30,450 vouchers 
for homeless veterans. This year's allocation will add 10,000 
new vouchers to that total, and will support the Department of 
Veterans Affairs' (VA) goal of ending homelessness amongst 
veterans within five years. The Committee instructs HUD to rely 
on the Continuum of Care system to assist the VA in identifying 
eligible veterans, and directs the Department to focus on 
chronically homeless veterans in allocating these resources. 
This program is intended to serve the most vulnerable, long-
term homeless veterans, not those currently being served in VA 
programs. In order to have an effect on the chronically 
homeless population, which is the goal of both HUD and the VA, 
the focus needs to be on the hardest to serve population. The 
Committee expects to see progress on this front and will 
continue to work with HUD and the VA to accelerate leasing in 
this program. In addition, the Committee directs HUD to report 
on VASH utilization rates, challenges encountered in the 
program, and increases in veteran self-sufficiency by January 
15, 2011.
    Housing and Services for Homeless Persons Demonstration.--
The Committee includes $85,000,000 for the Housing and Services 
for Homeless Persons Demonstration, as proposed in the fiscal 
year 2011 budget request. The Committee is very pleased that 
HUD and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are 
working together to establish a demonstration that coordinates 
HUD housing funding with HHS services resources for homeless 
persons. It is imperative that these agencies break down the 
traditional federal silos that hinder assistance for vulnerable 
populations, and this demonstration is a positive step in the 
direction of leveraging the expertise and resources of each 
agency. By facilitating access to mainstream health programs 
combined with stable, affordable housing, HUD and HHS are 
leading the way toward solving homelessness in this nation. The 
Committee is very hopeful that HUD and HHS will work diligently 
to streamline various program and application requirements for 
these funds, and encourages HUD to utilize the Office of 
Special Needs Assistance Programs and its extensive Continuum 
of Care (CoC) network to identify best practices, as well as 
assist PHAs in identifying clients. The CoCs should, to the 
maximum extent possible, be the coordinating entities for these 
resources, as these organizations have tremendous experience 
and expertise in housing this population, as well as connecting 
individuals with mainstream services resources. The Committee 
further urges HUD and HHS to grant flexibility, as appropriate, 
in overcoming traditional barriers between these programs, 
starting with the application process. This demonstration 
should heed the lessons of other demonstrations and programs 
within HUD, such as the VASH program and the Homelessness 
Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program, and the Committee 
expects the funding to be allocated expeditiously. To that end, 
the Committee urges the Secretary to use the waiver authority 
granted to ensure that the targeted population is served. The 
Committee looks forward to receiving data on this demonstration 
and requires that HUD and HHS present a joint briefing to the 
relevant Appropriations Subcommittees on progress with this 
demonstration within 180 days of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee includes a provision allowing the Secretary 
of HUD to transfer up to $100,000,000 of the allocation in this 
account to the Transformation Initiative. This program is an 
absolute necessity for the nearly two million extremely low- 
and low-income families that rely on it for safe and affordable 
housing. The Committee knows, however, that budgetary 
projections will continue to be updated as the appropriations 
process moves forward. If the Secretary determines that factors 
such as lower inflation rates have decreased the renewal needs 
of this account, he may choose to transfer funding.
    The Committee does not include any of the authorizing 
changes that the Department's budget requested, including the 
authority to offset renewal allocations for PHAs and reminds 
the Department once again that these changes must be 
contemplated in a full reauthorization bill, not in an 
Appropriations bill. The changes proposed are significant 
shifts in policy, such as lifting the cap on the number of 
authorized units each PHA may lease, and are best addressed in 
the context of a larger reform effort. Further, recent issues 
at some PHAs point to the fact that the era of incremental 
improvements in this program is over, and that only a 
comprehensive reform effort will address these issues. The 
Department is advised that there is a role for both the 
authorizing and appropriations functions and that the two 
should complement, not overstep or contradict, each other.
    The Committee continues in bill language the direction to 
the Department to communicate to each PHA, within 60 days of 
enactment, the fixed amount that will be made available to each 
PHA for fiscal year 2011. The amount being provided in this 
account is the only source of federal funds that may be used to 
renew tenant-based vouchers. The amounts appropriated here may 
not be augmented from any other source.

                        HOUSING CERTIFICATE FUND

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The President did not request, and the Committee does not 
include, a rescission from the Housing Certificate Fund for 
fiscal year 2011. Language is included to allow unobligated 
balances from specific accounts may be used to renew or amend 
Project-Based Rental Assistance contracts.

                      PUBLIC HOUSING CAPITAL FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $2,500,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     2,044,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,500,000,000
Bill compared with:...................................
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................      +455,800,000
    The Public Housing Capital Fund provides funding for public 
housing capital programs, including public housing development 
and modernization. Examples of capital modernization projects 
include replacing roofs and windows, improving common spaces, 
upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, and renovating the 
interior of an apartment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total funding level of 
$2,500,000,000, which is equal to the level provided in fiscal 
year 2010 and $455,800,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee signaled its commitment to the Capital Fund through 
the inclusion of $4,000,000,000 in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in February, 2009, and believed that 
HUD would be partner in this effort. In fact, the Committee 
commends HUD and in particular, the Assistant Secretary for 
Public and Indian Housing, for obligating these resources 
extremely efficiently. However, in the fiscal year 2011 budget, 
the Department used this unprecedented investment in public 
housing as a reason to reduce funding for the account, which is 
counterproductive to the goal of working through the capital 
needs backlog that PHAs are facing. While the Department 
performed admirably in allocating the funding provided in ARRA 
to PHAs, it is disappointing that HUD's only strategy now for 
reducing the capital backlog is its Transforming Rental 
Assistance program, an unauthorized initiative.
    Within the amounts provided the Committee directs that:
          --$20,000,000 is made available for Emergency Capital 
        needs, excluding Presidentially declared disasters. The 
        Committee continues last year's language to ensure that 
        funds are used only for repairs needed due to an 
        unforeseen and unanticipated emergency event or natural 
        disaster that occurs during fiscal year 2011;
          --$50,000,000 is directed to the Resident Opportunity 
        and Supportive Services program. This is equal to the 
        amount provided in the fiscal year 2010 enacted bill. 
        The Committee was disappointed to see that the 
        Department's budget request did not include funding for 
        this important program, especially in light of the fact 
        that 617 applications totaling $124,000,000 were 
        received in fiscal year 2009 for $40,000,000 in 
        available resources. For the second consecutive year, 
        the Committee is concerned about the large unexpended 
        balance in this account and directs, in bill language, 
        the Department to issue a Notice of Funding 
        Availability (NOFA) for these funds within 60 days of 
        enactment of this Act. The Committee notes that the 
        Department did not follow this directive in fiscal year 
        2010, so the directive has been included in bill 
        language to eliminate any potential confusion about 
        compliance;
          --No more than $15,345,000 is directed to support the 
        ongoing Public Housing Financial and Physical 
        Assessment activities of the Real Estate Assessment 
        Center; and
          --$8,820,000 is directed to the support of 
        administrative and judicial receiverships. The 
        Committee directs that the Department continue to 
        report to the House and Senate Committees on 
        Appropriations quarterly on the progress made at each 
        agency under receivership.
    The Department is directed to continue to provide quarterly 
detailed reports on those Public Housing Authorities with 
obligation rates of less than 90 percent. In addition, the 
fiscal year 2010 report included an instruction to HUD to 
evaluate the effectiveness of the myriad of reporting and 
planning mechanisms now being required of PHAs. The Committee 
did not receive any such analysis, thus the Department is now 
directed to provide a list to the Committee within 30 days of 
enactment of this Act that details every reporting requirement 
and data system that PHAs must adhere to, as well as the 
explanation of how HUD uses this information.

                     PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $4,775,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     4,829,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,829,000,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................       +54,000,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................             - - -
    The Public Housing Operating Fund subsidizes the costs 
associated with operating and maintaining public housing. This 
subsidy supplements funding received by public housing 
authorities (PHA) from tenant rent contributions and other 
income. In accordance with section 9 of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937, as amended, funds are allocated by formula 
to public housing authorities for the following purposes: 
utility costs; anticrime and anti-drug activities, including 
the costs of providing adequate security; routine maintenance 
cost; administrative costs; and general operating expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,829,000,000 for the federal 
share of PHA operating expenses. This amount is $54,000,000 
above the enacted level for fiscal year 2010 and is equal to 
the budget request.
    The Committee is pleased that the Administration has 
recommended full funding for this account, but is concerned 
about the $99,000,000 included in this account to support units 
recently added to the federal inventory of public housing.
    The Department's commitment to sustainability and energy 
efficiency is admirable, and nowhere is this commitment needed 
more than in public housing units. The Committee expects that 
HUD and the Public Housing Authorities will work together to 
find ways to achieve greater energy efficiency in public 
housing, which will ease the pressure of rising utility costs 
on this account.

                    CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................           $ - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       250,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....................             - - -
  Budget request, fiscal year 2011....................      -250,000,000
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Choice 
Neighborhoods Initiative, as this program is, yet again, 
unauthorized. The Committee has instead elected to fund the 
HOPE VI program to further complete the work of revitalizing 
severely distressed public housing units, as this proven 
program has been in existence since 1993. In the fiscal year 
2010 bill, the Committee funded Choice Neighborhoods as a 
demonstration, and no awards have been made. Therefore, it is 
premature to create an entirely new program without evidence of 
how the demonstration will work. Further, the Committee has 
concerns about the Department's proposal to use HUD funds to 
pay for items such as transportation improvements or 
educational facilities. The Committee has no intent to dilute 
the valuable and limited funding for the revitalization of 
public housing by funding enhancements that should be supported 
by other federal departments. Furthermore, it would be more 
efficient for HUD to leverage its federal partnerships with the 
Department of Education and the Department of Transportation to 
support the place-based enhancements that advance each agency's 
mission. There is no need for HUD to tackle all of the problems 
of a distressed neighborhood alone, and to do so would negate 
all of the work that has been done on building partnerships and 
interagency collaborations thus far.

     REVITALIZATION OF SEVERELY DISTRESSED PUBLIC HOUSING (HOPE VI)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $200,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       200,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +200,000,000
    The Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public Housing 
program, also known as HOPE VI, provides competitive grants to 
public housing authorities to revitalize entire neighborhoods 
adversely impacted by the presence of badly deteriorated public 
housing projects. In addition to developing and constructing 
new affordable housing, the program provides PHAs with the 
authority to demolish obsolete projects and to provide self-
sufficiency services for families who reside in and around the 
facility.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $200,000,000 for the Severely 
Distressed Public Housing program (HOPE VI) for fiscal year 
2011, equal to the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$200,000,000 above the budget request. The Committee commends 
HUD for its recent work with the earliest HOPE VI grantees and 
its success in getting some of the oldest projects moving 
forward again. HUD must continue to work with grantees that 
have been delayed for various reasons, and the Committee 
expects that the backlog of unexpended funds will continue to 
diminish. Particularly since the NOFA does not change 
significantly from year to year, the Committee directs HUD to 
issue its fiscal year 2011 NOFA within 90 days of enactment, as 
included in bill language.

                  NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $700,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       580,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       700,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       120,000,000
    The Native American Housing Block Grants program provides 
funds to Indian tribes and their Tribally Designated Housing 
Entities (TDHES) to address housing needs within their 
communities. The block grant is designed to fund TDHE operating 
requirements and capital needs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $700,000,000 for the Native 
American Housing Block Grants. This is $120,000,000 above the 
budget request and the same as the level enacted in fiscal year 
2010.
    The Committee is disappointed that the Department 
continually cuts funding for this program in its annual budget 
request. As discussed during the Committee's hearing an 
``Housing and Transportation Issues in Native American 
Communities,'' the need for affordable housing units in Indian 
Country is undeniable. A 2003 United States Commission on Civil 
Rights study (``A Quiet Crisis: Federal Funding and Unmet Needs 
in Indian Country'') found that nearly 200,000 housing units 
are needed immediately to adequately house Native Americans on 
their native land. Further, high rates of unemployment on 
native lands and inadequate infrastructure need to be 
addressed. The Native American Housing Block Grant funds 
present an opportunity to better the lives of Native Americans 
through both housing and employment. In addition, construction 
of housing in Indian Country is a significant chance to advance 
sustainable building practices and lower the energy costs of 
housing in often remote and expensive areas of the country.
    Of the amounts made available under this heading:
          --$2,000,000 is included for Title VI loan 
        guarantees. However, the Department is advised that 
        loan level activity must be monitored to ensure that 
        sufficient grant funds are available as collateral for 
        new loans;
          --$4,250,000 is for technical assistance training and 
        associated travel. The Committee recognizes that the 
        Department has proposed to consolidate technical 
        assistance funding in the Transformation Initiative. 
        However, the Committee remains committed to increasing 
        the capacity of grantees on tribal lands and wants to 
        ensure that funds will be dedicated to this activity; 
        and
          --$3,500,000 is included for contracted assistance 
        regarding a national organization representing Native 
        American housing interests for providing training and 
        technical assistance to tribally designated housing 
        entities as authorized under NAHASDA.
    In 2003, when HUD began using the new 2000 Census data, HUD 
shifted the basis for the needs portion of the formula 
distribution of funds from single-race to multi-race. The 
Committee continues language from last year instructing HUD to 
distribute funds based on single-race or multi-race data, 
whichever is the higher amount for each recipient.
    The Committee includes language requiring the Department to 
notify grantees of their formula allocation within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    Technical assistance.--The Committee expects HUD will 
provide targeted and valuable technical assistance to Indian 
tribes to assure the best expenditure of Native American 
Housing Block Grant funds. Too often, technical assistance in 
this program has been slow or ineffective, and the Committee 
will not tolerate inefficiency in this regard. The demand is 
too great, and the consequences too dire, for HUD to ignore the 
needs of this population.
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.--The 
Committee commends HUD for its quick obligation of funds 
provided for this program in ARRA. The Committee expects HUD 
will continue to work diligently with tribes to ensure these 
funds are used effectively and efficiently.
    Coordination of Indian programs.--The Committee is pleased 
the Department's budget discussed the need for improved 
coordination of Federal housing programs for Native Americans 
and Alaska Natives. The Committee directs HUD to work with the 
Department of the Interior to clarify the roles and 
responsibilities of each Department and coordinate the delivery 
of housing programs to ensure maximum benefit and avoid 
duplicative efforts. The Committee directs the Departments to 
submit a report to the Committees on Appropriations outlining 
the progress that has been made on this request by March 29, 
2011.
    Transformation initiative.--The Committee looks forward to 
the results of the Assessment of Housing Needs in Indian 
Country and the demonstration of sustainable building practices 
on Native American lands, both funded through the Department's 
Transformation Initiative in fiscal year 2010.

                  NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $13,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        10,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 created 
the Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program to provide 
grants to the State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 
for housing and housing-related assistance to develop, maintain 
and operate affordable housing for eligible low-income Native 
Hawaiian families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for this program, 
$3,000,000 below the amount provided in fiscal year 2010 and 
equal to the budget request. Of the amounts provided, $300,000 
is for technical assistance.
    The Committee is concerned about the high carryover balance 
in this account and directs HUD to work with the Department of 
Hawaiian Home Lands to ensure that the funds provided in this 
account will be fully utilized in a timely and expeditious 
manner because the need remains great. Over 20,000 Native 
Hawaiians are on the waiting list for homestead properties. The 
Committee urges the Department to put these funds, and prior 
year's funds, to immediate use in addressing this backlog. The 
Committee directs the Department to report on the progress of 
obligating these funds within 90 days of enactment of this Act 
and quarterly thereafter.

           INDIAN HOUSING LOAN GUARANTEE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Program account:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        $7,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................         9,000,000
    Recommended in the bill...........................         9,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
Limitation on direct loans:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      $919,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       994,000,000
    Recommended in the bill...........................       994,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +75,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    Section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
1992 establishes a loan guarantee program for Native Americans 
to build or purchase homes on trust land. This program provides 
access to sources of private financing for Indian families and 
Indian housing authorities that otherwise cannot acquire 
financing because of the unique legal status of Indian trust 
land. This financing vehicle enables families to construct new 
homes or to purchase existing properties on reservations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,000,000 in new credit subsidy 
for the Section 184 loan guarantee program, $2,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request to guarantee a total loan volume of $994,000,000.

      NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING LOAN GUARANTEE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Program account:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        $1,044,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    Recommended in the bill...........................         1,044,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        +1,044,000
Limitation on direct loans:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       $41,504,255
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    Recommended in the bill...........................        41,504,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................              -255
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +41,504,000
    The Hawaiian Homelands Homeownership Act of 2000 created 
the Native Hawaiian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund to provide loan 
guarantees for native Hawaiian individuals and their families, 
the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the Office of Hawaiian 
Affairs, and private, nonprofit organizations experienced in 
the planning and development of affordable housing for Native 
Hawaiians. The funds can be used for the purchase, 
construction, and/or rehabilitation of single-family homes on 
Hawaiian Home Lands. This program provides access to private 
sources of financing that would otherwise not be available 
because of the unique legal status of Hawaiian Home Lands.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,044,000 for this program, the 
same amount as provided in fiscal year 2010 and $1,044,000 
above the President's request to guarantee a total loan volume 
of $41,504,000.
    The Committee is concerned about the slow expenditure of 
credit subsidy in this account. The Department is instructed to 
take the necessary steps to ensure that the credit subsidy in 
this account will be fully utilized in a timely and expeditious 
manner because the need remains great. Over 20,000 Native 
Hawaiians are on the waiting list for homestead properties. The 
Committee urges the Department to put these funds, and prior 
year's funds, to immediate use in addressing this backlog. The 
Committee directs the Department to report on the progress of 
obligating these funds within 90 days of enactment of this Act 
and quarterly thereafter.

                   Community Planning and Development


              HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $335,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       340,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       350,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +15,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +10,000,000
    The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) 
program is authorized by the Housing Opportunities for Persons 
with AIDS Act. This program provides states and localities with 
resources and incentives to devise long-term comprehensive 
strategies to meet the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS 
and their families. Ninety percent of funding is distributed by 
formula to qualifying states and metropolitan areas based on 
the cumulative number and incidences of AIDS reported to the 
Centers for Disease Control. The remaining 10 percent of 
funding is distributed through a national competition. 
Government recipients are required to have a HUD-approved 
Comprehensive Plan or Comprehensive Housing Affordability 
Strategy (CHAS).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $350,000,000, which is $15,000,000 
above the enacted level for fiscal year 2010 and $10,000,000 
above the budget request.
    Within the funds provided, the Department should continue 
to give priority to creating new housing opportunities for 
persons with HIV or AIDS. The Committee believes affordable 
housing is a critical component of effective HIV/AIDS 
prevention, treatment and care. Up to 70 percent of all people 
living with HIV or AIDS report a lifetime experience of 
homelessness or housing instability and the HIV/AIDS death rate 
is seven to nine times higher for homeless adults than for the 
general population. The Committee provides additional funding 
for this program in order to provide a stable cost-effective 
option to more persons living with HIV or AIDS.
    The Committee continues language requiring the Secretary to 
renew eligible, expiring permanent supportive housing contracts 
previously funded under the national competition before 
awarding new competitive grants.
    The Committee includes language requiring the Department to 
notify grantees of their formula allocation within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act.

                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $4,450,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     4,380,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,352,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       -97,900,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       -28,000,000
    The Community Development Fund provides funding to state 
and local governments, as well as other eligible entities, to 
carry out community and economic development activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $4,352,100,000 for the 
Community Development Fund account, which is $97,900,000 below 
the fiscal year 2010 level and $28,000,000 below the fiscal 
year 2011 budget request.
    Of the amounts made available:
          --$3,990,755,000 is for the formula grants and state 
        share;
          --$65,000,000 for the Native American Housing and 
        Economic Development Block Grant;
          --$150,000,000 for the Sustainable Communities 
        Initiative;
          --$25,000,000 for the Rural Innovation Fund;
          --$25,000,000 for the University Community Fund--
        Section 107 Grants;
          --$77,145,000 for economic development initiative 
        activities and $12,200,000 for neighborhood initiative 
        activities; and
          --$7,000,000 for insular areas.
    The Committee includes language requiring the Department to 
notify grantees of their formula allocation within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act.
    Sustainable Communities Initiative.--The Committee provides 
$150,000,000 for the Sustainable Communities Initiative, equal 
to the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and the budget request. 
The Committee is very pleased by HUD's collaboration with the 
Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental 
Protection Agency (EPA) in the Partnership for Sustainable 
Communities. The strength of the partnership is admirable, and 
the accomplishments to date are impressive. Within six months 
of receiving the funding for the Sustainable Communities 
Initiative, HUD conducted a listening tour and solicited pre-
NOFA comments from interested communities and stakeholders. The 
three agencies have collaborated on reviewing grant 
applications and formulating policies for the future. The level 
of attention to this effort is impressive and the Committee 
urges HUD to continue to work with DOT and EPA, as well as 
other agencies as appropriate, to advance the goals of 
sustainable communities. The Department must be cautious, 
however, that the roles and responsibilities of the three 
departments are separate and defined, but complementary. There 
can be no duplication of effort. Further, HUD is reminded that 
sustainability is not a concept that exists only in urban 
areas, but that many rural communities are struggling with 
energy efficiency, regional planning and livability, as well. 
HUD is encouraged, along with its partners, to address the 
needs of rural communities, as well as urban centers, with 
these resources.
    Rural Innovation Fund.--The Committee provides $25,000,000 
for the Rural Innovation Fund, equal to the fiscal year 2010 
budget and $25,000,000 above the level requested. The Committee 
is disappointed that the Department would abandon this program 
one year after bringing it into existence, and believes that 
the needs of small and rural communities are an important part 
of HUD's mission. The Committee directs HUD to brief the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the planned 
expenditure of these funds and the funds appropriated in fiscal 
year 2010 within 60 days of enactment of this Act.
    University Community Fund.--The Committee denies the 
Department's request to consolidate the four separate 
university partnership programs into one unified $25,000,000 
University Community Fund. As in prior years, funding will be 
awarded to historically black colleges and universities, tribal 
colleges and universities, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian 
Institutions, and Hispanic-serving institutions. The Committee 
expects these resources will be used to revitalize 
neighborhoods surrounding these Colleges and Universities and 
to assist the residents of these neighborhoods.
    Catalytic Competition Grants.--The Committee denies the 
Department's request to include $150,000,000 within this 
account to create the Catalytic Competition Grant program. The 
Committee recognizes the great need for capital assistance for 
stalled industrial and commercial development projects in 
distressed areas across the country. However, the Committee 
believes localities could undertake these efforts with their 
regular Community Development Block Grant funds. In addition, 
creation of a new program to target the complex needs of 
distressed areas should be developed through the regular 
authorization process.
    The Committee directs HUD to implement the Economic 
Development Initiative program as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Recipient                     Project            Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
American Legion Post 139, CA......  Rehabilitation and           $95,000
                                     Renovation of an
                                     American Legion
                                     Hall.
American Red Cross, Cincinnati      Construction and             750,000
 Area Chapter, OH.                   Build Out of a
                                     Regional Red Cross
                                     Hub.
Appalachia Service Project, TN....  Home Repair Program          350,000
                                     for Low-Income
                                     Families.
ARC Community Services, MA........  Renovate a Building          300,000
                                     that Provides
                                     Services for
                                     Individuals with
                                     Developmental
                                     Disabilities.
Ashunti Residential Management      Renovation of                600,000
 Systems Inc., IL.                   Existing Facility.
Atlanta Center for Civil and Human  Construction of a            500,000
 Rights, GA.                         Civil Rights Museum
                                     and Visitor Center
                                     in Downtown Atlanta.
Black Economic Union of Greater     Planning, Design,          1,000,000
 Kansas City, MO.                    Renovation and
                                     Revitalization of a
                                     Historic Building.
Blue Springs Hoke County CDC (BSHC- Acquisition of Land          500,000
 CDC), NC.                           for an Affordable
                                     Housing Initiative.
Boys Town of Chicago, IL..........  Construction of              500,000
                                     Housing for Low-
                                     Income Youth.
Bristol Boys and Girls Club         Planning, Design and       1,000,000
 Association, CT.                    Construction of a
                                     Boys and Girls Club.
Brooke County Commission, WV......  Development and              400,000
                                     Construction of a
                                     Park and Memorial.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development      Design and                   500,000
 Corporation, NY.                    Construction of a
                                     Facility.
Bucks County Housing Development    Construction of              500,000
 Corporation, PA.                    Affordable Housing
                                     for Disabled
                                     Veterans.
CAMBA, Inc., NY...................  Construction of            1,000,000
                                     Supportive Housing.
Chabad of the Valley, CA..........  Renovation of a              250,000
                                     Facility.
Charles City County, VA...........  Construction of a            500,000
                                     Library Facility.
Charles County, Department of       Renovation of Low-           300,000
 Community Services, MD.             Income Housing.
Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., AZ...  Building                     400,000
                                     Rehabilitation for
                                     a Workforce
                                     Readiness Center.
Children's Museum of Tampa, FL....  Construction of a            750,000
                                     Facility.
City of Albany, NY................  Construction and             750,000
                                     Renovation of a
                                     Facility.
City of Astoria, OR...............  Construction of a            800,000
                                     Park.
City of Burbank, CA...............  Planning, Design and         100,000
                                     Construction of a
                                     Library.
City of Canton, OH................  Infrastructure               500,000
                                     Improvement and
                                     Streetscaping for
                                     Mahoning Road
                                     Economic
                                     Development Project.
City of Chicago, IL...............  Construction of              750,000
                                     Veterans Housing.
City of Cleburne, TX..............  Construction of the          250,000
                                     Lake Pat Cleburne
                                     Trail System.
City of Cortland, NY..............  Engineering,                 400,000
                                     Preparation and
                                     Construction of a
                                     Community Center.
City of Creedmoor, NC.............  Planning and Design          500,000
                                     for a Community
                                     Center.
City of Dubuque, IA...............  Renovation of                750,000
                                     Buildings to Create
                                     Affordable
                                     Workforce Housing.
City of Durham, NC................  Streetscaping of             500,000
                                     Fayetteville Street
                                     Corridor Project.
City of Ecorse, MI................  Demolition of              1,000,000
                                     Blighted Buildings.
City of Enterprise, AL............  Demolition,                  500,000
                                     Planning,
                                     Construction, and
                                     Renovation of
                                     Downtown Business
                                     District.
City of Fort Lauderdale, FL.......  Streetscaping in             500,000
                                     Underserved
                                     Communities.
City of Fullerton, CA.............  Demolition,                  500,000
                                     Planning, Design
                                     and Construction of
                                     a Community Center.
City of Gary, IN..................  Demolition of                500,000
                                     Buildings and
                                     Neighborhood
                                     Redevelopment.
City of Glens Falls, NY...........  Land Acquisition and         500,000
                                     Rehabilitation of a
                                     Community Service
                                     Center.
City of Gonzales, LA..............  Park Improvements...         250,000
City of Grants, NM................  Planning, Design,            750,000
                                     Construction and
                                     Build Out of a
                                     Library.
City of Green Bay, WI.............  Demolition of a            1,000,000
                                     Blighted Building.
City of Inkster, MI...............  Construction of a            550,000
                                     Senior Center.
City of La Joya, TX...............  Construction of              500,000
                                     Youth Facilities.
City of Lawndale, CA..............  Design and                   500,000
                                     Construction of a
                                     Community Center.
City of Mount Rainier, MD.........  Planning and Design          350,000
                                     of a Library.
City of New Bedford, MA...........  Demolition and               750,000
                                     Construction of an
                                     ADA-Compliant
                                     Pedestrian Bridge.
City of Port Orchard, WA..........  Parcel Acquisition           500,000
                                     and Project Design.
City of River Rouge, MI...........  Demolition of                500,000
                                     Blighted Buildings.
City of Salem, OR.................  Construct Waterline          500,000
                                     Improvements.
City of Stevens Point, WI.........  Environmental                750,000
                                     Remediation and
                                     Development within
                                     the City of Stevens
                                     Point.
City of Toledo, OH................  Ohio Broadway Street       1,000,000
                                     Corridor
                                     Enhancement.
City of Tucson, AZ................  Stabilization and            500,000
                                     Renovation of the
                                     Historic Marist
                                     College Building.
City of Warren, MI................  Facility and                 750,000
                                     Security
                                     Improvements to
                                     Senior Apartments.
City of Winter Park, FL...........  Acquisition of Land          250,000
                                     for Expansion of a
                                     Park.
City of Worcester, MA.............  Gardner-Kilby-               450,000
                                     Hammond
                                     Neighborhood
                                     Revitalization.
Community Advocates, Inc., WI.....  Acquisition and              250,000
                                     Remodeling of a
                                     Facility.
Community Development Corporation   Redevelopment of the         600,000
 of South Berkshire, MA.             former Searles
                                     Bryant School
                                     Complex in Great
                                     Barrington.
Community Food Bank, Inc., AZ.....  Installation of              200,000
                                     Solar Panels.
Community Hospitals of Central      Design,                      750,000
 California Foundation, dba          Construction,
 Community Medical Foundation, CA.   Engineering,
                                     Furnishings and
                                     Equipment.
Comprehensive Community Action,     Renovations                  250,000
 Inc., RI.                           including Energy
                                     Efficient Upgrades.
Concourse House, HDFC, NY.........  Renovation of a              150,000
                                     Facility.
Connecticut Food Bank, Inc., CT...  Renovation of a            1,000,000
                                     Facility.
Coos County Historical Society, OR  Planning,                    500,000
                                     Development and
                                     Construction of a
                                     Facility.
Covenant House, LA................  Acquisition of Land          250,000
                                     for a Low-Income
                                     Youth Initiative.
Davis Street Community Center,      Building Acquisition         500,000
 Inc., CA.
Domestic Abuse Intervention         Construction of a            300,000
 Services, Inc., WI.                 Domestic Violence
                                     Shelter.
East Hartford Housing Authority,    ADA Upgrades to and          500,000
 CT.                                 Renovation of a
                                     Community Center.
Emlenton Borough, PA..............  Redevelopment of a           150,000
                                     Former Industrial
                                     Site.
Essex County Family Justice         Renovations of Essex         700,000
 Center, NJ.                         County Family
                                     Justice Center.
Family Service Association of San   Renovation of a              500,000
 Antonio, TX.                        Roof, HVAC and
                                     Other Facilities.
Friends of the Waterboro Public     Construction of a            500,000
 Library, ME.                        Community Center.
Glenridge Senior Citizen Multi-     Construction of a            230,000
 Service & Advisory Center, Inc,     Community Center.
 NY.
Hilltown Community Development      Development of               300,000
 Corporation, MA.                    Energy-Efficient
                                     Affordable Senior
                                     Housing.
Historic Seattle, WA..............  Restoration and              475,000
                                     Preservation of
                                     Washington Hall.
Island Municipality of Rota, MP...  Design and                   500,000
                                     Renovation of a
                                     Facility.
Isles, Inc., NJ...................  Construction of a            300,000
                                     Green Job Training
                                     Center.
Josephine Solomon Ellis             Construction of Low-         500,000
 Foundation--CDC, PA.                Income Housing.
Joseph's Home, Inc., NY...........  Rehabilitation of a          350,000
                                     Community Room for
                                     Veterans.
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, NY....  Construction,                 75,000
                                     Renovations and
                                     Equipment.
Kittay House, Jewish Home           Building Renovation          200,000
 Lifecare, Inc, NY.                  and Repairs.
Lake Eufaula Association, OK......  Construction of a            400,000
                                     Facility.
Lawrence Economic Development       Redevelopment of a           700,000
 Corporation, OH.                    Park.
Liberty House Shelter Inc, NH.....  Building Acquisition         250,000
                                     for Housing for
                                     Homeless Veterans.
Los Angeles County Department of    Construction of a            300,000
 Parks and Recreation, CA.           Park.
Lutheran Social Service of          Renovation of Homes          225,000
 Minnesota, MN.                      for the Disabled.
Luzerne County Commissioners, PA..  Infrastructure               750,000
                                     Improvements at the
                                     Crestwood and
                                     Hanover Industrial
                                     Parks.
Martin House Restoration            Restoration and            1,000,000
 Corporation, NY.                    Improvements to the
                                     Historic Darwin
                                     Martin House Home
                                     and Complex.
Middlesex Community College, MA...  Planning, Design and         300,000
                                     Renovation of a
                                     Historic Building.
Morehouse College, GA.............  Construction of a            500,000
                                     Facility to Display
                                     the Papers of
                                     Martin Luther King,
                                     Jr.
Mount Washington Community          Planning and                 100,000
 Development Corporation, PA.        Construction of a
                                     Trail.
Municipality of Yauco, PR.........  Construction of a            150,000
                                     Children's
                                     Playground.
Museum for African Art, NY........  Streetscaping.......         500,000
My Sister's House, CA.............  Renovation of Asian          250,000
                                     and Pacific
                                     Islander Domestic
                                     Violence Survivor
                                     Home.
National Civil Rights Museum, TN..  Renovation of a              750,000
                                     Facility.
Nepperhan Community Center, Inc.,   Renovation of a              200,000
 NY.                                 Community Center.
New River Community and Technical   Acquisition and              600,000
 College, WV.                        Renovation of a
                                     Building to be Used
                                     as Technical
                                     Training Center.
Niles Township Government, IL.....  Renovation of a              250,000
                                     Facility for the
                                     Niles Township Food
                                     Pantry.
Northern Illinois Food Bank, IL...  Construction of a            300,000
                                     Facility.
Old Sturbridge Village, MA........  Renovation of                135,000
                                     Historic Buildings.
Paul J. Cooper Center for Human     Building                     300,000
 Services, Inc., NY.                 Acquisition,
                                     Renovation,
                                     Expansion and Build
                                     out of a Facility.
People in Progress, Inc., CA......  Acquisition of a             380,000
                                     Building for
                                     Homeless Veterans.
Porter County Government, IN......  Streetscaping.......         500,000
Positive Workforce INC., NY.......  Completion of a Job          250,000
                                     Training Facility.
Project Angel Food, CA............  Installation of a            150,000
                                     Roof and Solar
                                     Energy Panels.
ProLiteracy, NY...................  Planning, Design and       1,000,000
                                     Construction of a
                                     Building.
Providence Community Action         Renovation and               750,000
 Program, RI.                        Rehabilitation of a
                                     Community Center.
Rebuilding Together Broward         Renovations to Low-          250,000
 County, Inc., FL.                   Income Housing.
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians,  Planning, Design and       1,000,000
 MN.                                 Construction of a
                                     Multi-Purpose
                                     Facility.
Redevelopment Authority of the      Redevelopment of a           250,000
 County of Westmoreland, PA.         Brownfield Site.
Rum River Health Services, Inc.,    Construction of              500,000
 MN.                                 Temporary and
                                     Permanent
                                     Supportive Housing
                                     Units.
Senior Services of Snohomish        Construction and             500,000
 County, WA.                         Equipment for a
                                     Service Delivery
                                     Facility.
Southern Queens Park Association,   Modernization and            800,000
 Inc., NY.                           Improvements to Roy
                                     Wilkins Complex.
St. Louis Development Corporation,  Development of Road          750,000
 MO.                                 and Stormwater
                                     Infrastructure for
                                     Carondelet Commons
                                     Business Park
                                     Development.
Suwannee County Board of County     Engineering, Design          500,000
 Commissioners, FL.                  and Construction of
                                     a Library.
The Children's Aid Society's        Acquisition of Land        1,000,000
 Goodhue Center, NY.                 for a Park.
The Children's Campus of Kansas     Facility Upgrades...         200,000
 City, Inc., KS.
The Neighborhood House Charter      Planning and                 300,000
 School, MA.                         Construction of a
                                     Facility.
The Resurrection Project, IL......  Planning, Design,            500,000
                                     and Construction of
                                     a Residence Hall
                                     for Low-Income
                                     Youth.
Three Square Food Bank, NV........  Construction of a            750,000
                                     Solar Power Array.
Tibbits Opera House, MI...........  Renovation and               150,000
                                     Restoration of a
                                     Facility.
Toledo Metropolitan Area Council    Construction of a          2,500,000
 of Governments, OH.                 Facility.
Town of Braintree, MA.............  Restoration and              500,000
                                     Rehabilitation of
                                     the Original Thayer
                                     Library.
Town of Hempstead, Department of    Streetscaping.......         750,000
 Planning & Economic Development,
 NY.
Town of Islip, NY.................  Restoration and              500,000
                                     Renovation of
                                     Veteran Facilities.
Town of Madison, WI...............  Construction of the          500,000
                                     Novation Technology
                                     Campus
                                     Redevelopment
                                     Project.
Town of North Castle, NY..........  Streetscaping.......         200,000
Town of Seymour, CT...............  Construction of a            100,000
                                     Community Center.
Town of South Boston, VA..........  Renovations and              750,000
                                     Development of a
                                     Community Center.
Town of Sprague, CT...............  Renovation of a              750,000
                                     Senior Housing
                                     Complex.
Town of Steilacoom, WA............  Construction and             500,000
                                     Expansion of a
                                     Community Center.
Township of Moorestown, NJ........  Reconstruction of a          750,000
                                     Library.
Tubman African American Museum, GA  Construction of a            500,000
                                     Facility.
Ulster County, NY.................  Rehabilitation and           350,000
                                     Stabilization of a
                                     National Historic
                                     Landmark.
Union City Family Support Center,   Renovation of a              200,000
 PA.                                 Facility.
Variety Boys and Girls Club, CA...  Demolition and               200,000
                                     Reconstruction of a
                                     Facility.
Veterans Green Jobs, CO...........  Planning, Design and         500,000
                                     Renovation of a
                                     Disabled Veterans
                                     Green Jobs Training
                                     Center.
Veterans Museum of Mid Ohio         Acquisition,                 300,000
 Valley, WV.                         Construction and
                                     Renovation of a
                                     Veterans Museum.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, William   Renovation of a               70,000
 F Taylor Post 9486, NY.             Veterans Facility.
Vienna Town Council, VA...........  Streetscaping.......         500,000
Village of North Riverside, IL....  Construction and             135,000
                                     Build Out of a Park.
Village of Port Washington, NY....  Revitalization of            750,000
                                     Manhasset Bay
                                     Waterfront.
Whitman Walker Clinic, Inc., DC...  Planning, Design and         400,000
                                     Construction.
Williamsburg County, SC...........  Construction of a          1,000,000
                                     Community Center.
Woodward Development Corporation,   Renovation of a              750,000
 OH.                                 Building in
                                     Downtown Mount
                                     Vernon.
Wynnefield Overbrook                Streetscaping and            500,000
 Revitalization Corporation          Infrastructure for
 (WORC), PA.                         WORC Commercial
                                     Center.
YMCA of San Diego County, CA......  Planning, Design and       1,500,000
                                     Construction of a
                                     Housing and
                                     Community Center.
YMCA of San Francisco, Bayview      Renovation Costs             600,000
 Hunters Point branch, CA.           Associated with
                                     Expansion of a
                                     Community Center.
YMCA of San Francisco, Chinatown    Construction of              500,000
 YMCA branch, CA.                    Transitional
                                     Housing Units for
                                     Domestic Violence
                                     Victims.
York County Community Development   Construction of a            700,000
 Corporation, SC.                    Neighborhood
                                     Community Center.
Youngstown Edison Incubator         Renovation of a              700,000
 Corporation dba Youngstown          Facility.
 Business Incubator, OH.
YWCA of Northwest Georgia, GA.....  Construction and             250,000
                                     Renovation of a
                                     Domestic Violence
                                     Shelter and
                                     Outreach Facility.
YWCA of Silicon Valley, CA........  Renovation of a              350,000
                                     Domestic Violence
                                     Shelter.
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts,    Building Expansion           475,000
 MA.                                 and Construction.
Zavala County, TX.................  Construction and             300,000
                                     Renovation of
                                     Facilities for
                                     Senior Citizens.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------
             Recipient                     Project            Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
City and County of San Francisco,   For Critical              $1,250,000
 Mayor's Office of Housing, CA.      Infrastructure and
                                     Housing Development
                                     Work.
City of Jackson, MI...............  Demolition of              1,500,000
                                     Buildings and
                                     Neighborhood
                                     Redevelopment.
City of Wausau Community            Acquisition and            2,000,000
 Development Area, WI.               Remediation of
                                     Blighted Properties.
Community Legal Services of Mid-    Housing Counseling           500,000
 Florida, FL.                        and Foreclosure
                                     Modification.
Greenfield Community College, MA..  Renovation of              1,000,000
                                     Buildings.
Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing    Counsel and Assist           500,000
 Services, Inc., CA.                 Homeowners Facing
                                     Foreclosures.
National Council of La Raza, DC...  Capitalization of a        1,000,000
                                     Revolving Loan Fund
                                     to be Used for
                                     Nationwide
                                     Community
                                     Development
                                     Activities.
New Hampshire Food Bank, NH.......  Expansion of Food          1,000,000
                                     Assistance Programs.
Shelter Network of San Mateo        Shelter Network's            200,000
 County, CA.                         Maple Street
                                     Project.
United Way for Southeastern         Foreclosure                1,500,000
 Michigan, MI.                       Prevention Program.
Wisconsin Indianhead Technical      Construction of a          1,750,000
 College, WI.                        Training Center.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

         COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOAN GUARANTEES PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Program cost:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        $6,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    Recommended in the bill...........................        10,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +4,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +10,000,000
Limitation on guaranteed loans:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       275,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       500,000,000
    Recommended in the bill...........................       247,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       -28,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      -253,000,000
    The Section 108 Loan Guarantees program underwrites private 
market loans to assist local communities in the financing of 
the acquisition and rehabilitation of publicly owned real 
property, rehabilitation of housing, and certain economic 
development projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for the Section 108 
loan guarantees program, $4,000,000 above the enacted level for 
fiscal year 2010 and $10,000,000 above the level in the budget 
request. The Committee does not agree that the activities of 
this account are best funded through the Community Development 
Block Grant (CDBG) program. Further, the Committee does not 
believe that the fee structure proposed by the Administration 
is the best way to resolve the need for appropriations in this 
account. In fact, the fee proposal will increase the cost of 
capital for these projects, which will negatively impact the 
ability of local governments to carry out revitalization 
efforts in areas of low capital investment. Further, the type 
of redevelopment projects funded through the Section 108 
program are similar to the investments that the Department 
anticipates making in the Catalytic Competition Grants, an 
unauthorized program requested within the CDBG account. The 
Committee does not see the utility in diminishing the 
effectiveness of the Section 108 program, which many 
communities have used successfully, while proposing a new 
program with ambiguous goals. Section 108 is a valuable tool 
for local communities in revitalizing distressed areas, and the 
fee proposed will impede the effectiveness of this program. 
Since 1977, HUD has issued 1,781 commitments totaling more than 
$8.3 billion without a single default or delinquent payment.

                       BROWNFIELDS REDEVELOPMENT
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $17,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +17,500,000
    The Brownfields Redevelopment program provides competitive 
economic development grants in conjunction with section 108 
loan guarantees for qualified brownfields projects. Grants are 
made in accordance with section 108(q) selection criteria. The 
goal of the program is to return contaminated sites to 
productive uses with an emphasis on creating substantial 
numbers of jobs for lower-income people in physically and 
economically distressed neighborhoods.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $17,500,000 for the Brownfields 
Redevelopment program, equal to the level enacted for fiscal 
year 2010 and $17,500,000 above the amount in the budget 
request. It is disappointing that the Department, which is 
actively pursuing sustainability and revitalization efforts 
elsewhere in the budget request, would ignore the success of 
the Brownfields program in transforming environmentally damaged 
and useless properties into economic development engines in 
communities. HUD asserts that the rationale for not funding 
this account lies within the slow expenditure of funds within 
the program, but the Committee notes that the Department has 
gotten into the habit of only issuing a NOFA for these funds 
once every two years. The Department is reminded that when the 
Committee appropriates funding for a particular fiscal year, it 
expects that HUD will expeditiously compete and award those 
funds in that fiscal year. As such, bill language is included 
that directs HUD to publish a NOFA for these funds within 90 
days of enactment of this Act.

                  HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $1,825,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     1,650,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,825,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +175,000,000
    The HOME investment partnerships program uses formula 
allocations to provide grants to states, units of local 
government, Indian tribes, and insular areas for expanding the 
supply of affordable housing in the jurisdiction. Upon receipt, 
state and local governments develop a comprehensive housing 
affordability strategy that enables them to acquire, 
rehabilitate, or construct new affordable housing, or to 
provide rental assistance to eligible families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,825,000,000 for activities 
funded under this account, equal the level enacted in fiscal 
year 2010 and $175,000,000 above the budget request. Funds are 
provided for formula grants for participating jurisdictions 
(states, units of local government and consortia of units of 
local government) and insular areas. Of the amount provided, 
pursuant to the authorizing statute, at least 15 percent of 
each participating jurisdiction's allocation is reserved for 
housing that is developed, sponsored, or owned by Community 
Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs).
    The Committee includes language requiring the Department to 
notify grantees of their formula allocation within 60 days of 
enactment of this Act.

                           CAPACITY BUILDING
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        60,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       -60,000,000
    The fiscal year 2011 budget request proposed a new Capacity 
Building program to develop the capacity and ability of 
community development corporations, community housing 
development organizations, and local governments to undertake 
community development and affordable housing projects and 
programs for low-income families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not recommend funding for this new, 
unauthorized program and does not agree with the Department's 
argument for replacing the successful Self-Help Homeownership 
Opportunity Program. While it is admirable that the Department 
wishes to build the expertise of local governments, it is not 
clear that HUD possesses the capacity to do so at this point. 
In this time of economic crisis for local communities, 
introducing a new program and a new competition without 
specific parameters is not helpful to those neighborhoods or 
local governments.

        SELF-HELP AND ASSISTED HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $82,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................        82,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +82,000,000
    Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) funds 
make competitive grants to national and regional nonprofit 
organizations and consortia that have experience in providing 
or facilitating self-help housing opportunities. Grant funds 
are used to develop housing for low-income families and to 
develop the capacity of nonprofit organizations for such 
development. In 2006, SHOP became a separate account. SHOP was 
previously funded as a set-aside within the Community 
Development Fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $82,000,000 for the Self Help and 
Assisted Homeownership Program. This account funds programs 
that previously have been funded as set asides within the 
Community Development Fund. This is equal to the fiscal year 
2010 enacted funding level and $82,000,000 above the budget 
request. The Committee is disappointed that HUD would recommend 
eliminating this program, as it is one of the most highly rated 
and successful programs within the Department. This program is 
one of the best returns on investment that the federal 
government makes, as the recipients of these funds go above and 
beyond the leveraging requirement of 3-to-1, often raising 
outside funds to the level of 10-to-1 leveraging. The 
organizations funded in this account have the expertise to 
effect real change in the communities that they touch, and have 
been leaders in addressing the foreclosure crisis, in 
particular. Therefore language is included that provides:
          $5,000,000 for capacity building activities as 
        authorized in Sections 6301 through 6305 of Public Law 
        110-234;
          $27,000,000 for the Self Help Homeownership Program; 
        and
          $50,000,000 for the Section 4 program for the Local 
        Initiatives Support Corporation, Enterprise Community 
        Partners, Habitat for Humanity International, of which 
        not less than $5,000,000 is designated for rural and 
        tribal areas.
    The Committee notes with extreme disappointment that HUD 
has not followed report language for the past several years to 
publish a NOFA for these funds within a specified time period. 
In order to ensure that the communities that need these funds 
will not be hindered by HUD's reluctance to compete the funds, 
bill language is included to mandate the publication of a NOFA 
within 60 days of enactment of the Act.
    The Committee is concerned that the economic recession has 
left self-help housing organizations with real estate sites 
that have substantially declined in value, and urges the 
Department to work with the authorizing committees to 
expeditiously address this issue so that self-help 
organizations can participate in the SHOP program.

                       HOMELESS ASSISTANCE GRANTS
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $1,865,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     2,055,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,200,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      +335,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +145,000,000
    The homeless assistance grants account provides funding for 
the following homeless programs under title IV of the McKinney 
Act: (1) the emergency shelter grants program; (2) the 
supportive housing program; (3) the section 8 moderate 
rehabilitation (Single Room Occupancy) program; and (4) the 
shelter plus care program. This account also supports 
activities eligible under the innovative homeless initiatives 
demonstration program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends funding homeless programs at 
$2,200,000,000, an increase of $335,000,000 above the enacted 
level for 2010 and $145,000,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee recommends an increase in this account in 
recognition of the passage of the Homeless Emergency Assistance 
and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act. It is to the 
benefit of homeless services organizations across the country 
that this important legislation now governs the delivery of 
homeless services to the most vulnerable populations, and the 
Committee is very pleased to be a partner in this effort. The 
Committee commends the Office of Special Needs Assistance 
Programs for its implementation of the Homelessness Prevention 
and Rapid Re-Housing Program in the ARRA legislation and its 
leadership in the effort to reauthorize these programs. The 
Committee looks forward to the first year of implementation of 
the HEARTH Act and appreciates HUD's role in partnering with 
other federal agencies and with the Interagency Council on 
Homelessness to make significant progress in the prevention of, 
and rapid resolution of, homelessness in this country.

                            Housing Programs


                    PROJECT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................    $8,557,853,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................     9,382,328,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,382,328,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      +824,475,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Project-Based Rental Assistance account (PBRA) provides 
a rental subsidy to a private landlord tied to a specific 
housing unit so that the properties themselves, rather than the 
individual living in the unit, remain subsidized. Amounts 
provided in this account include funding for the renewal of 
expiring project-based contracts, including Section 8, moderate 
rehabilitation, and single room occupancy (SRO) contracts, 
amendments to Section 8 project-based contracts, and 
administrative costs for performance-based, project-based 
Section 8 contract administrators and costs associated with 
administering moderate rehabilitation and single room occupancy 
contracts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides a total of $9,382,328,000 for the 
annual renewal of project-based contracts, of which not less 
than $315,000,000 is for the cost of contract administrators. 
This funding level is $824,475,000 above the enacted level for 
fiscal year 2010 and is equal to the budget request. The 
Committee's recommendation includes the use of project-based 
recaptures for the renewal of project-based contracts and 
amendments as well as for performance-based contract 
administrators in 2010. As the Department rebids the contracts 
for performance-based contract administrators, the Committee 
strongly believes that there should be a preference for public 
entities whose mission is oriented towards a public purpose. In 
an increasingly tight fiscal environment, it is difficult to 
fund increases in programs, so these important federal funds 
should be used to support the public mission of safe, 
affordable rental housing.

                        HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $825,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       273,700,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       825,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +551,300,000
    The Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) program provides 
eligible private, non-profit organizations with capital grants 
to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation or construction of 
housing intended for low-income elderly people. In addition, 
the program provides project-based rental assistance contracts 
(PRAC) to support operational costs for units constructed under 
the program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $825,000,000 for the Section 202 
program for fiscal year 2010, which is equal to the level 
enacted for fiscal year 2010 and $551,300,000 above the request 
for fiscal year 2011. The recommendation allocates funding as 
follows:
          --$491,300,000 for new capital and project rental 
        assistance contracts (PRAC);
          --$183,700,000 for one-year renewals of expiring PRAC 
        payments;
          --$90,000,000 for service coordinators and the 
        continuation of congregate services grants; and
          --$40,000,000 for grants to convert Section 202 
        projects to assisted living facilities; the Committee 
        intends that the Assisted Living Conversion Program 
        funds be made available to cover the cost of the 
        following three activities: (1) conversion of existing 
        affordable housing sites to assisted living; (2) 
        substantial capital repairs; and (3) emergency capital 
        repair grants.
    The Committee continues language relating to the initial 
contract and renewal terms for assistance provided under this 
heading. Language is also included to allow these funds to be 
used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's Real Estate 
Assessment Center (REAC).
    The Committee rejects the Administration's proposal to 
eliminate funding for new capital grants in fiscal year 2011. 
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of elderly is 
expected to rise to 72 million by 2030, which is more than 
double the number in 2000. The United States already has a 
shortage of housing for the elderly--the American Association 
of Retired Persons estimates that there are 10 seniors on a 
waiting list for every one unit of elderly housing that becomes 
available--and the rise in the number of elderly will continue 
to exacerbate this housing shortage. Further, in a report 
released in 2002, the bipartisan Commission on Affordable 
Housing and Health Facility Needs for seniors in the 21st 
Century estimated that an additional 730,000 units of 
affordable housing for the elderly will be needed by 2020. The 
Section 202 program is the largest housing program specifically 
dedicated to serving the elderly, with over 268,000 units for 
seniors. The Committee believes this program is a wise 
investment in both the current and future needs of the nation's 
elderly population.
    The Committee agrees with the Department that reforms to 
the Section 202 program are needed, especially those that will 
hasten the development process and increase program efficiency. 
In particular, the Committee is concerned about the continuing 
large carryover balances in this program, as well as delays in 
the distribution of project rental assistance (PRAC payments). 
However, the Committee believes the need for affordable senior 
housing is too high to put this program on hold. Therefore, the 
Committee directs HUD to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations within 30 days of enactment of this Act a list 
of administrative reforms the Department can complete without 
legislative action to begin the reform process. The Committee 
looks forward to working with HUD's leadership on implementing 
these necessary reforms to ensure that the funds dedicated to 
this program are expended in an effective and expeditious 
manner.
    The Committee supports increased collaboration between HUD 
and other agencies in order to meet the supportive services 
needs of Section 202 residents. However, in its partnership 
with the Department of Health and Human Services, the Committee 
directs HUD to incorporate support services beyond those 
targeting frail elders. The Committee believes an important 
component of the Section 202 program is serving seniors of all 
ages, not just the frail, and assisting them to age in place.
    Like HUD, the Committee believes that the use of tax 
credits with the Section 202 program will result in a greater 
number of affordable senior housing units built, but that the 
complexity of mixed financing, and associated delays, have 
limited its use. The Committee recommends continued exploration 
of this area through the authorization process.
    The Committee is concerned about the Department's proposals 
to both increase the minimum number of units allowed for 
development under the Section 202 program and to eliminate the 
targeted distribution of funds across the country. The 
Committee fears these changes would result in fewer units being 
developed in rural areas and leave some areas of the country 
without desperately needed housing resources.

                 HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $300,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        90,036,817
Recommended in the bill...............................       300,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................      +209,963,183
    The Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) 
program provides eligible private, non-profit organizations 
with capital grants to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation 
or construction of supportive housing for disabled persons and 
provides project-based rental assistance (PRAC) to support 
operational costs for such units.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $300,000,000 for Section 811 
activities, which is equal to the fiscal year 2010 enacted 
level, and $209,963,183 above the budget request. The Committee 
finds that there is universal agreement at all levels of 
analysis that facility construction is needed for this program 
in fiscal year 2010. The recommendation allocates funding as 
follows:
          --Up to $209,900,000 for capital grants and PRAC;
          --$90,100,000 for PRAC renewals; and
          --No funds are provided for additional ``mainstream'' 
        vouchers in fiscal year 2011.
    The Committee continues language allowing these funds to be 
used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's Real Estate 
Assessment Center program office.
    As requested in the budget, the Committee provides funding 
for the renewals or amendments of expiring ``mainstream'' 
tenant based rental assistance in the tenant based rental 
assistance account.
    The Committee rejects the Administration's proposal to 
eliminate funding for new units. The Committee notes that 
funding for this program has been virtually flat for the past 
decade, despite the increase in the population eligible for and 
in need of this housing. Further, as the need to renew rental 
contracts in this account has grown over the years, fewer and 
fewer housing units have been produced. The Committee 
recommends an increase in the capital funding for this program, 
recognizing that Section 811 is a cost-effective supportive 
housing alternative to expensive institutional settings. A 
study by the Center for Outcome Analysis found that people 
entering Section 811 units required 61 percent less public 
financing--a savings of more than $40,000 per person.
    Further, the 2007 HUD report, ``Worst Case Housing Needs 
Report to Congress,'' uses 2005 data to show that 542,000 non-
elderly disabled households without children have ``worst 
case'' housing needs, meaning that these households have income 
below half of their area's Area Median Income (AMI) and either 
pay more than half of their income for housing or live in 
severely substandard housing. It is estimated between 2.1 
million and 2.3 million non-elderly disabled households have 
worst case housing needs. Further, the population in need of 
Section 811 housing is growing. Approximately 700,000 people 
with developmental disabilities live with one or more parents 
over the age of 65, further demonstrating the growing need for 
supportive housing units for persons with disabilities.
    As with the Section 202 program, HUD has the opportunity to 
eliminate administrative hurdles that have prevented mixed-
finance deals, including the use of tax credits, from 
successfully using Section 811 funding. The Committee fully 
expects HUD to do everything in its power to immediately 
eliminate any and all administrative barriers that have 
prevented the effective use of Section 811 funds, including in 
mixed finance deals. The Committee believes the Section 811 
program is an excellent candidate for the Department to 
demonstrate its ability to streamline a program and make 
incremental, positive changes. Therefore, the Committee directs 
HUD to submit to the Committees on Appropriations within 30 
days of enactment of this Act a list of administrative reforms 
the Department can complete without legislative action to begin 
the reform process.

                     HOUSING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $87,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        88,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        88,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          +500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 
1968 authorized HUD to provide housing counseling services to 
homebuyers, homeowners, low and moderate income renters, and 
the homeless.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $88,000,000 for housing 
counseling, equal to the budget request and $500,000 more than 
the level enacted in the fiscal year 2010 bill. Previously, 
this activity was funded as a set-aside within the HOME 
Investments Partnership Program account.
    However, the Committee is concerned by the slow expenditure 
of funds in this account. Again, the Committee is puzzled by 
HUD's inability to publish a NOFA within a reasonable amount of 
time of enactment. In fact, the inability of HUD to compete and 
obligate funding within any acceptable timeframe is the reason 
that the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation was chosen to 
run the National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling Program 
instead of HUD. HUD must improve its ability to obligate funds, 
especially in light of increasingly tight budgets. The 
stagnation of funding for a year or more makes it very 
difficult to defend as a necessary expenditure, despite the 
obvious demand for the program. With the dire need for these 
funds in light of the current housing crisis, bill language is 
included that mandates the publication of a NOFA within 60 days 
of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee is concerned about reports of foreclosure 
`rescue scams' and other predatory practices targeting 
vulnerable populations. Consistent with its mandate, the 
Committee believes HUD should assure that its housing 
counseling program reaches all communities, with attention to 
regional and locally specific needs and including those 
underserved population not literate or fluent in English. The 
Committee is encouraged by HUD's recent designation of the 
first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)-serving HUD 
Housing Counseling Intermediary. This Intermediary is a first 
step to supporting a network of housing counseling agencies 
that provide in-language housing and foreclosure counseling to 
all communites.

                    OTHER ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAMS

                       RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $40,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        40,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          +600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Rental Housing Assistance account provides amendment 
funding for housing assisted under a variety of HUD housing 
programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $40,600,000 for the Rental Housing 
Assistance Program, as proposed in the budget request.

                            RENT SUPPLEMENT

                              (RESCISSION)
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      -$72,036,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       -40,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       -40,600,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +31,436,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $40,600,000, the 
same as the budget request and $31,436,000 above the level 
enacted in fiscal year 2010.

            PAYMENT TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING FEES TRUST FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $9,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         7,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety 
Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000, authorized the Secretary to establish 
Federal manufactured home construction and safety standards for 
the construction, design, and performance of manufactured 
homes.
    All manufactured homes are required to meet the Federal 
standards, and fees are charged to producers to cover the costs 
of administering the Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends up to $21,000,000 for the 
manufactured housing standards programs to be derived from fees 
collected and deposited in the Manufactured Housing Fees Trust 
Fund established pursuant to the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000. The amount recommended is the same as 
the budget request and the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    In addition, the Committee includes language allowing the 
Department to collect fees from program participants for the 
dispute resolution and installation programs. These fees are to 
be deposited into the trust fund and may be used by the 
Department subject to the overall cap placed on the account.
    The Committee recognizes that the manufactured housing 
industry has been impacted greatly by the subprime and 
unemployment crises that plague the housing sector. However, 
this sector of the housing market has not gotten a great deal 
of attention from HUD, as evidenced by the lack of a proposed 
rule in this account, and several key vacancies in this office. 
The Committee urges HUD to focus on this portion of the housing 
market and to issue the final rule and mortgagee letter that 
will enable this sector of the housing market to begin 
recovery.

                     Federal Housing Administration


               MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Limitation of      Limitations of     Administrative    Positive credit
                                         direct loans     guaranteed loans  contract expenses       subsidy
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....        $50,000,000   $400,000,000,000       $188,900,000                 $0
Budget request, fiscal year 2011....         50,000,000    400,000,000,000        207,000,000        250,000,000
Recommended in the bill.............         50,000,000    400,000,000,000        207,000,000        250,000,000
Bill compared with:                   .................  .................  .................  .................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.  .................  .................        +18,100,000  .................
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011  .................  .................  .................  .................
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    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) mutual mortgage 
insurance program account includes the mutual mortgage 
insurance (MMI) and cooperative management housing insurance 
funds. This program account covers unsubsidized programs, 
primarily the single-family home mortgage program, which is the 
largest of all the FHA programs. The cooperative housing 
insurance program provides mortgages for cooperative housing 
projects of more than five units that are occupied by members 
of a cooperative housing corporation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments in the MMI program account: $400,000,000,000 for 
loan guarantees and $50,000,000 for direct loans. The 
recommendation also includes $207,000,000 for administrative 
contract expenses, of which $71,500,000 is transferred to the 
Working Capital Fund for development and modifications to 
information technology systems that serve programs or 
activities under the Federal Housing Administration. The 
Committee continues language, as requested, appropriating 
additional administrative expenses in certain circumstances.
    The Committee includes $150,000,000 to allow the 
continuation of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) 
program, which is a reduction of $100,000,000 from the budget 
request. The Committee has been monitoring volume in this 
program, and the updated estimates indicate that the full 
request is not needed in this program for fiscal year 2011. The 
Committee will continue to monitor volume in this program as 
the Appropriations process moves forward, and will adjust as 
necessary to ensure that this program will continue to provide 
a resource for seniors. HECM mortgages are an important tool 
for elderly homeowners, enabling them to stay in their homes 
and avoid more expensive assisted living facilities. The 
Committee is pleased that HUD is working on alternatives to the 
traditional HECM program that may mitigate the need for an 
appropriation in the future, and looks forward to future 
conversations about the best way to assist seniors without cost 
to the taxpayers.

                GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK PROGRAM ACCOUNT

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                                        Limitation of      Limitations of     Administrative
                                         direct loans     guaranteed loans  contract expenses    Credit subsidy
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.....        $20,000,000    $15,000,000,000                 $0         $8,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011....         20,000,000     20,000,000,000                  0                  0
Recommended in the bill.............         20,000,000     20,000,000,000                  0                  0
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.     +5,000,000,000  .................         -8,600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011  .................  .................  .................  .................
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    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) general and 
special risk insurance (GI and SRI) program account includes 17 
different programs administered by FHA. The GI fund includes a 
wide variety of insurance programs for special purpose single 
and multifamily loans, including loans for property 
improvements, manufactured housing, multifamily rental housing, 
condominiums, housing for the elderly, hospitals, group 
practice facilities, and nursing homes. The SRI fund includes 
insurance programs for mortgages in older, declining urban 
areas that would not be otherwise eligible for insurance, 
mortgages with interest reduction payments, mortgages for 
experimental housing, and for high-risk mortgagors who would 
not normally be eligible for mortgage insurance without housing 
counseling.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments for the general and special risk insurance program 
account as requested: $20,000,000,000 for loan guarantees and 
$20,000,000 for direct loans.
    The Committee is very concerned about the increasing length 
of time necessary to complete processing for Section 232 
applications, which are applications to finance housing for the 
frail elderly, such as nursing homes and assisted living 
facilities. As private financing has become increasingly 
difficult to secure, FHA has been a resource for the 
construction and refinancing of units for elders, particularly 
those in need of supportive services. However, the timeline for 
getting an application through FHA's LEAN processing model has 
increased by months during fiscal year 2010. Since the 
Committee has been diligent about providing more staff for FHA 
in light of its increased workload, this is not due to lack of 
staff, but rather a misallocation of staff. Therefore, FHA is 
directed to transfer 25 qualified underwriters into the Office 
of Insured Healthcare Facilities to ease the workload 
experienced in that office within 30 days of enactment of this 
Act. These staff must be trained on the LEAN processing model 
and qualified to assist in reducing the backlog of applications 
in a timely manner.

                Government National Mortgage Association


GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES LOAN GUARANTEE PROGRAM ACCOUNT
 Limitation of guaranteed loans:
Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................      $500,000,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       500,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...........................       500,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year....................                 - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..............                 - - -
    The guarantee of mortgage-backed securities program 
facilitates the financing of residential mortgage loans insured 
or guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Rural Housing Services 
program. The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) 
guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on 
securities issued by private service institutions such as 
mortgage companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and 
savings and loan associations that assemble pools of mortgages, 
and issues securities backed by the pools. In turn, investment 
proceeds are used to finance additional mortgage loans. 
Investors include non-traditional sources of credit in the 
housing market such as pension and retirement funds, life 
insurance companies, and individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes a $500,000,000,000 limitation 
on loan commitments for mortgage-backed securities as 
requested.

                    Policy Development and Research


                        RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $48,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        87,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       -37,000,000
    The Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 directs the 
Secretary to undertake programs of research, studies, testing, 
and demonstrations related to the HUD mission. These functions 
are carried out internally through contracts with industry, 
non-profit research organizations, and educational institutions 
and through agreements with state and local governments and 
other Federal agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $50,000,000 for the Office of 
Policy Development and Research. This is $2,000,000 above the 
level of funding enacted for fiscal year 2010 and $37,000,000 
below the budget request.
    The role of research is an important one, and one that the 
Committee takes very seriously, as evidenced by the fiscal year 
2010 appropriation for the Transformation Initiative. Through 
the Transformation Initiative, the Committee has approved 17 
research projects and demonstrations that would not have been 
possible otherwise. However, in this time of tight budget 
constraints, an 81 percent increase is unsustainable. Further, 
the request for $32,000,000 in government-wide research is 
poorly justified. There is no information regarding the 
participation of or funding by other agencies, and very little 
information about how the data gathered will be used in 
policymaking. In addition, of the three studies described in 
the ``Evaluation Initiative,'' all three received funding in 
the fiscal year 2010 Transformation Initiative.

                   Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity


                        FAIR HOUSING ACTIVITIES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $72,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        61,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        72,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +10,900,000
    The Fair Housing Act, title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 
1968, as amended by the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988, 
prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of 
housing and authorizes assistance to state and local agencies 
in administering the provision of fair housing statutes. The 
Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) assists state and local 
fair housing enforcement agencies that are certified by HUD as 
``substantially equivalent'' to HUD with respect to enforcement 
policies and procedures. FHAP assures prompt and effective 
processing of complaints filed under title VIII that are within 
the jurisdiction of state and local fair housing agencies. The 
Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP) alleviates housing 
discrimination by providing support to private nonprofit 
organizations, state and local government agencies and other 
nonfederal entities for the purpose of eliminating or 
preventing discrimination in housing, and to enhance fair 
housing opportunities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $72,000,000 for this 
account, equal to the fiscal year 2010 enacted level and 
$10,900,000 above the Administration's budget request. Of this 
amount, $29,500,000 is for FHAP and $42,500,000 is for FHIP.
    The Committee expects HUD to continue to provide quarterly 
reports on obligation and expenditure of these funds, 
delineated by each program and activity.

            Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes


                         LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $140,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       140,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       140,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Lead Hazard Reduction Program, authorized under the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1992, provides grants 
to state and local governments to perform lead hazard reduction 
activities in housing occupied by low-income families. The 
program also provides technical assistance, undertakes research 
and evaluations of testing and cleanup methodologies, and 
develops technical guidance and regulations in cooperation with 
the Environmental Protection Agency.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $140,000,000 for this account, 
equal to both the budget request and the level enacted in 
fiscal year 2010. Amounts provided are to be allocated as 
follows:
          --$96,000,000 for the lead-based paint hazard control 
        grant program to provide assistance to state and local 
        governments and Native American tribes for lead-based 
        paint abatement in private low-income housing;
          --$4,000,000 for technical assistance and support to 
        state and local agencies and private property owners; 
        and
          --$40,000,000 for the Healthy Homes Initiative for 
        competitive grants for research, standards development, 
        and education and outreach activities to housing-
        related diseases and hazards.
    The Committee continues language delegating the authority 
and responsibility for performing environmental review for the 
Healthy Homes Initiative, LEAP, and Lead Technical Studies 
projects and programs to governmental entities that are 
familiar with local environmental conditions, trends and 
priorities.
    Additionally, the Committee includes language pertaining to 
fund flexibility for available amounts from prior 
appropriations Acts. The Committee directs the Department to 
include in future congressional justifications the demand for 
each of its competitive programs in tabular format for the 
previous five years.
    The Committee includes language requiring the Department to 
publish the Notice of Funding Availability for this program 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act.

                     Management and Administration


                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $200,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       243,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       243,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +43,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Working Capital Fund was established pursuant to 42 
U.S.C. 3535 to provide necessary capital for the development 
of, modifications to, and infrastructure for Department-wide 
information technology systems, and for the continuing 
operation of both Department-wide and program-specific 
information technology systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $243,500,000 in direct 
appropriations for the Working Capital Fund to support 
Department-wide information technology systm activities, which 
is 43,500,000 above the fiscal year 2010 level and equal to the 
budget request. In addition to the direct appropriation for 
Department-wide systems, funds are transferred from FHA.
    The Committee directs that funds appropriated for specific 
projects and activities should not be reduced or eliminated in 
order to fund other activities inside and outside of HUD 
without the expressed approval of the Committee. HUD is not to 
contribute or participate in activities that are specifically 
precluded in legislation, unless the Committee agrees to a 
change.
    The Committee recognizes the Department's effort to improve 
the activities, oversight and management of the Working Capital 
Fund. However, the Committee remains distressed about these 
systems, many of which are outdated and insufficient to carry 
out the functions necessary to keep the Department's valuable 
programs running effectively. The Committee is pleased with the 
focus on new development to improve the Department's largest 
programs, such as the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program 
and the Federal Housing Administration. In addition, the 
Committee directs HUD to focus its attention on reducing the 
maintenance costs of existing legacy systems. An investigation 
by the Committee found that the estimation and accounting 
process for maintenance costs lacked transparency and provided 
no incentive for cutting costs. The Committee expects the 
Department to address these concerns. In addition, the 
Committee directs the Department to include in its budget 
justification in fiscal year 2012 and all future budgets, a 
list of each system being supported by this account, the 
program or office it serves and the annual maintenance costs 
for the last five fiscal years.

                      Office of Inspector General

 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $125,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       122,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       122,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        -3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    In 1978, Congress established the Office of Inspector 
General (IG) to conduct and supervise audits and investigations 
of agency operations and programs in order to: (1) promote 
administrative economy, efficiency, and effectiveness; and (2) 
prevent and detect programmatic and operational fraud, waste, 
and abuse. The IG is required to keep both Congress and the 
Secretary of HUD fully and currently informed about problems 
and deficiencies relating to the administration of programs and 
operations and the necessity for and progress of corrective 
action.
    At HUD, the audit function provides internal audit, 
contract audit, and inspection services. Internal audits 
evaluate all aspects of agency operations. Contract audits 
provide professional advice to agency contracting officials on 
accounting and financial matters relative to negotiation, 
award, administration, re-pricing, and settlement of contracts. 
Inspection services provide detailed technical evaluations of 
agency operations. The investigative function provides for the 
detection and investigation of improper and illegal activities 
involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $122,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, equal to the budget request and $3,000,000 
below the amount provided in fiscal year 2010.
    The Committee directs the Office of Inspector General to 
submit the Top Management Challenges Report directly to the 
Appropriations Committee staff at the time of report 
transmittal to the HUD Secretary. Additionally, the Committee 
directs the Office of Inspector General to separately post this 
report on the IG web site.
    Language is included in the bill which clarifies the 
authority of the Inspector General with respect to certain 
personnel issues.

                       TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $20,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        20,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides $20,000,000 for the Transformation 
Initiative, which is equal to the budget request. This funding 
amount will support HUD's proposed Combating Mortgage Fraud 
initiative, which was initially funded in the fiscal year 2010 
budget. The Committee will continue to monitor the use of these 
funds to ensure that HUD is not duplicating the efforts of any 
other agencies, such as the Department of Treasury or the 
Department of Justice.
    As in fiscal year 2010, the Administration requests 
authority to transfer up to one percent of funding from most 
HUD program areas to the Transformation Initiative (TI). The 
Committee provided $258,787,060 for this initiative in fiscal 
year 2010 to specifically address four areas: (1) Research, 
Evaluation and Performance Metrics; (2) Program Demonstrations; 
(3) Technical Assistance and Capacity Building; and (4) 
Information Technology. For fiscal year 2011, the Department 
requests $475,616,500 for TI; the Committee recommends 
$220,740,500, a decrease of $254,876,000 from the request and 
$38,046,560 from the fiscal year 2010 enacted level.
    The Committee recognizes and appreciates the steps HUD has 
taken in transforming the agency, including the adoption of a 
new strategic plan, the hiring of an outstanding Chief 
Operating Officer, and the collaboration with the National 
Association of Public Administration (NAPA) on a variety of HUD 
operating concerns. Additionally, the Committee is pleased that 
HUD has begun to increase utilization of field offices and 
associated staff by delegating greater decision-making 
authority to those with the ``boots on the ground'' expertise.
    It is no secret that current leadership inherited a 
Department riddled with problems and suffering from a deficit 
in many foundational areas including information technology, 
human resources, and procurement. While the breadth of these 
areas is great, they do contain one unifying thread: 
internality. To transform HUD, as the Transformation Initiative 
proposes to do, requires not a series of new demonstrations, 
research projects, and programs, but rather a dedication and 
focus on the internal issues facing the Department.
    This is a critical point in the history of HUD. Instead of 
expending valuable resources on newly developed, theoretical 
programs, the Committee expects to see the Department turn its 
focus inward. Before assuming a slate of new responsibilities, 
HUD must prove that it can efficiently administer its existing 
responsibilities. The Committee's reluctance to fund many of 
HUD's new initiatives comes not from differing objectives, but 
a concern about HUD's lack of progress on reducing 
administrative inefficiencies in its existing programs. There 
is no questioning the need for innovation in helping solve the 
housing challenges facing this nation's citizens, but 
successful innovation requires successful implementation. And 
successful implementation requires HUD to have a strong 
internal foundation.
    The Committee has high expectations for the Department and 
is pleased that the majority of the high level staff consists 
of experienced housing practitioners. However, it is critical 
that these practitioners not only bring their housing 
experience to HUD, but also their management experience. The 
Committee is confident that the team in place can successfully 
address many of these internal challenges.
    To this end, the Committee is encouraged by the hiring of a 
Chief Operating Officer and believes this expertise is exactly 
what the Department requires for long-term transformation. With 
this in mind, the Committee expects that the Chief Operating 
Officer will play a critical role in the formation and 
implementation of the Transformation Initiative activities in 
fiscal year 2011.
    Transforming HUD, and thus the Transformation Initiative, 
must be envisioned more broadly than budgetary flexibility. 
Flexibility, or lack thereof, is not the primary challenge 
facing HUD. Therefore, the Committee has limited the use of the 
Transformation Initiative funds to the core needs of the 
Department. The majority of the funds provided ($130,000,000) 
are directed toward upgrades to HUD's information technology so 
that HUD's programs and core administrative functions can 
continue to improve. In addition, the Committee includes 
funding for technical assistance and capacity building 
($40,000,000), because it is critical for HUD to improve these 
functions while it improves its own capacity. Lastly, a portion 
of the funding for research and demonstrations (which totals 
$30,740,500) is dedicated to the completion of the Housing 
Discrimination Study which began in the fiscal year 2010 TI 
appropriation as well as conducting an assessment of the 
effectiveness of HUD funded service coordinators. Due to the 
fact that the Committee had numerous holes to fill in the 
President's budget, the Department is not allowed to transfer 
funding from accounts that were proposed for decreases or for 
elimination.
    The Committee denies the Department's request for a central 
salaries and expenses fund in the Transformation Initiative. 
The Committee believes all of the objectives of this request 
can be addressed through the normal reprogramming process.

    General Provisions--Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Section 201. The Committee continues the provision that 
relates to the division of financing adjustment factors.
    Section 202. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits available funds from being used to investigate or 
prosecute lawful activities under the Fair Housing Act.
    Section 203. The Committee continues language to correct an 
anomaly in the HOPWA formula that results in the loss of funds 
for certain states.
    Section 204. The Committee continues language requiring 
funds appropriated to be distributed on a competitive basis in 
accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 205. The Committee continues language regarding the 
availability of funds subject to the Government Corporation 
Control Act and the Housing Act of 1950.
    Section 206. The Committee continues language regarding 
allocation of funds in excess of the budget estimates.
    Section 207. The Committee continues language regarding the 
expenditure of funds for corporations and agencies subject to 
the Government Corporation Control Act.
    Section 208. The Committee continues language requiring the 
Secretary to provide quarterly reports on uncommitted, 
unobligated and excess funds in each departmental program and 
activity.
    Section 209. The Committee continues the provision that 
extends a technical amendment included in the fiscal year 2000 
appropriations Act relating to the allocation of HOPWA funds in 
the Philadelphia and Raleigh-Cary metropolitan areas. A proviso 
is added to allow a state to administer the HOPWA program in 
the event that a local government is unable to undertake the 
HOPWA grants management functions.
    Section 210. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires that the Administration's budget and the Department's 
budget justifications for fiscal year 2012 shall be submitted 
in the identical account and sub-account structure provided in 
this Act.
    Section 211. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts PHA Boards in Alaska, Iowa, and Mississippi and the 
County of Los Angeles from public housing resident 
representation requirement.
    Section 212. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use agreements from an 
obsolete project to a viable project, provided that no 
additional costs are incurred, and other conditions are met.
    Section 213. The Committee continues the provision that 
distributes 2010 Native American housing block grant funds to 
the same Native Alaskan recipients as 2005.
    Section 214. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the IG from changing the basis on which the audit of 
GNMA is conducted.
    Section 215. The Committee continues the provision that 
sets forth requirements for eligibility for Section 8 voucher 
assistance, and includes consideration for persons with 
disabilities.
    Section 216. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages under Section 255 
of the National Housing Act.
    Section 217. The Committee continues the provision that 
instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any multifamily 
property that is owned by HUD.
    Section 218. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes the Secretary to waive certain requirements on 
adjusted income for certain assisted living projects for 
counties in Michigan.
    Section 219. The Committee continues the provision that 
provides that the Secretary shall report quarterly on HUD's use 
of all sole source contracts.
    Section 220. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the recipient of a section 202 grant to establish a 
single-asset nonprofit entity to own the project and may lend 
the grant funds to such entity.
    Section 221. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows amounts provided under the Section 108 loan guarantee 
program may be used to guarantee notes or other obligations 
issued by any State on behalf of non-entitlement communities in 
the State, and that regulations shall be promulgated within 60 
days of enactment.
    Section 222. The Committee includes the provision that 
amends section 24 of the 1937 Housing Act by extending the HOPE 
VI program through September 30, 2011.
    Section 223. The Committee continues the provision that 
instructs HUD that PHAs that own and operate 400 units or fewer 
of public housing are exempt from asset management 
requirements.
    Section 224. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the Secretary from imposing any requirement or 
guideline relating to asset management that restricts or limits 
the use of capital funds for central office costs, up to the 
limit established in QHWRA.
    Section 225. The Committee continues the provision that 
provides that no employee of the Department shall be designated 
as an allotment holder unless the CFO determines that such 
allotment holder has received training.
    Section 226. The Committee continues the provision that 
provides that funding for indemnities is limited to non-
programmatic litigation and is restricted to the payment of 
attorney fees only.
    Section 227. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows refinancing of certain section 202 loans.
    Section 228. The Committee continues the provision that 
makes reforms to the Federal Surplus Property Program for the 
homeless.
    Section 229. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes the Secretary to transfer up to 5 percent of funds 
appropriated under the title ``Personnel Compensation and 
Benefits.''
    Section 230. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows HUD to consider industry standard appraisal practices, 
including the cost of repairs, when determining market value.
    Section 231. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the Disaster Housing Assistance Programs to be 
considered a program of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development for the purpose of income verifications and 
matching.
    Section 232. The Committee includes a provision that 
restructures FHA premiums.
    Section 233. The Committee includes a provision providing 
$2,070,635 to increase the Department's acquisition workforce 
capacity and capabilities.
    Section 234. The Committee includes a provision that 
repeals the paragraphs under the heading ``Flexible Subsidy 
Fund.''
    Section 235. The Committee continues the provision that 
raises loan limits for FHA through the end of the fiscal year.
    Section 236. The Committee continues the provision that 
raises the GSE conforming loan limit for fiscal year 2011.
    Section 237. The Committee continues the provision that 
raises the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage loan limit for 
fiscal year 2011.
    Section 238. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
funds from being used for salaries and expenses of more than 75 
political and Presidential appointees in HUD. The provision 
also requires that none of the personnel covered by this 
provision may be assigned on temporary detail outside HUD.

                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES


                              Access Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $7,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         7,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The United States Access Board was established by section 
502 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is the only Federal 
Agency whose primary mission is accessibility for people with 
disabilities. The Access Board is responsible for developing 
guidelines under the Architectural Barriers Act, the Americans 
with Disabilities Act, the Telecommunications Act, the 
Rehabilitation Act, and the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act. This responsibility ensures that buildings and 
facilities, transportation vehicles, telecommunications 
equipment, electronic and information technology used by 
federal agencies, and medical diagnostic equipment are readily 
accessible to and usable by people with disabilities. The 
Access Board also provides technical assistance and training on 
its guidelines and standards, as well as a variety of other 
accessibility issues.
    Additionally, the Access Board has responsibilities under 
the Help America Vote Act to serve on the Election Assistance 
Commission's Board of Advisors and Technical Guidelines 
Development Committee. In this role, Access Board helps the 
Election Assistance Commission develop voluntary guidelines for 
voting systems, including guidance regarding accessibility for 
people with disabilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,300,000 for the operations of 
the Access Board, equal to the budget request and to the level 
enacted in fiscal year 2010.

                      Federal Maritime Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $24,135,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................        25,498,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................         1,165,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................          -198,000
    Established in 1961, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) 
is an independent government agency, responsible for the 
regulation of oceanborne transportation in the foreign commerce 
of the United States. FMC policy focuses on 1) maintaining an 
efficient and competitive international ocean transportation 
system; and 2) protecting the public from unlawful, unfair, and 
deceptive ocean transportation practices. The Federal Maritime 
Commission monitors ocean common carriers, marine terminal 
operators, conferences, ports, and ocean transportation 
intermediaries to ensure they maintain just and reasonable 
practices. Among other activities, FMC also maintains a trade 
monitoring and enforcement program, monitors the laws and 
practices of foreign governments and their impacts on shipping 
conditions in the U.S., and enforces special regulatory 
requirements as they apply to controlled carriers.
    The principal shipping statutes administered by the FMC are 
the Shipping Act of 1984 (46 U.S.C. 40101-41309), the Foreign 
Shipping Practices Act of 1988 (46 U.S.C. 42301-42307), Section 
19 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1920 (46 U.S.C. 42101-42109), 
and Public Law 89-777 (46 U.S.C. 44101-44106).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $25,300,000 for the Federal 
Maritime Commission, which is $1,165,000 above the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2010 and $198,000 below the budget 
request.
    The reduction from the budget request is due, in part, to 
not fully funding the furniture and equipment request, as this 
account has seen substantial investment in prior years from 
other program savings. The remaining reduction is due to 
overall budget constraints.
    Of the funds provided, not more than $260,000 can be used 
for performance awards.

            National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $19,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       $22,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       $22,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Amtrak Inspector General is expected to be an 
independent, objective unit responsible for detecting and 
preventing fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law and 
promoting economy, efficiency and effectiveness at Amtrak.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $22,000,000 for Amtrak's Office of 
Inspector General (Amtrak OIG), which is $3,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2010 enacted level and equal to the level proposed 
in the fiscal year 2011 budget.
    As in fiscal year 2010, the Committee continues to fund the 
Amtrak OIG as a separate entity and denies the budget's request 
to fund the Amtrak OIG through a direct grant from the Federal 
Railroad Administration. The Committee created the separate 
appropriation last year in order to ensure the independence of 
the Inspector General. The Committee believes it is too early 
in the new process for the Department to eliminate this added 
autonomy.
    Budget justification.--The Committee directs the Amtrak OIG 
to submit to the Committees on Appropriations a comprehensive 
budget justification for fiscal year 2012 in similar format and 
substance to those submitted by other agencies of the Federal 
government and similar to the Amtrak OIG submission last year.
    OIG independence.--The Committee commends the Amtrak OIG 
for its efforts to improve its objectivity and independence and 
is pleased with the initial report from the Council of the 
Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) on the 
steps that have been taken thus far. The Committee recognizes 
this endeavor will require a multi-year approach to change the 
culture and organization of the Amtrak OIG. The Committee looks 
forward to periodic updates from the Amtrak OIG and documented 
progress in the CIGIE's one-year review.

                  National Transportation Safety Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................       $98,050,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       100,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       104,232,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................        +6,182,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................        +3,832,000
    Initially established along with the Department of 
Transportation (DOT), the National Transportation Safety Board 
(NTSB) commenced operations on April 1, 1967, as an independent 
federal agency charged by Congress with investigating every 
civil aviation accident in the United States, as well as 
significant accidents in other modes of transportation--
railroad, highway, marine and pipeline--and issuing safety 
recommendations aimed at preventing future accidents. Although 
it has always operated independently, the NTSB relied on the 
DOT for funding and administrative support until the 
Independent Safety Board Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-633) 
severed all ties between the two organizations effective April 
of 1975.
    In addition to its investigatory duties, the NTSB is 
responsible for maintaining the government's database of civil 
aviation accidents and conducting special studies of 
transportation safety issues of national significance. 
Furthermore, in accordance with the provisions of international 
treaties, the NTSB supplies investigators to serve as U.S. 
Accredited Representatives for aviation accidents overseas 
involving U.S.-registered aircraft, or involving aircraft or 
major components of U.S. manufacture. The NTSB also serves as 
the ``court of appeals'' for any airman, mechanic or mariner 
whenever certificate action is taken by the Administrator of 
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) or the U.S. Coast 
Guard Commandant, or when civil penalties are assessed by the 
FAA. In addition, the NTSB operates the NTSB Academy in 
Ashburn, Virginia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $104,232,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the NTSB, an increase of $6,182,000 above fiscal 
year 2010 and $3,832,000 above the budget request. Of this 
amount, no more than $2,000 may be used for official reception 
and representation expenses.
    Consistent with the budget request, the Committee provides 
the NTSB with the funds necessary to meet mandatory increases 
above the fiscal year 2010 enacted level, in the following 
amounts:
 Salaries and benefits.................................       +$1,206,000
Annualization of fiscal year 2010 positions...........          +867,000
Rent..................................................        +2,980,000
Inflation.............................................          +113,000
    Inspector General audits.--The recommendation includes a 
reduction of $100,000 for the costs associated with the 
Department of Transportation's Inspector General to conduct the 
annual audit of the NTSB's financial statements. In an effort 
to provide greater transparency, the Committee has provided 
these resources directly to the Office of Inspector General.
    Expiring leases.--The lease that the NTSB holds on its 
current headquarters office space is due to expire early in 
fiscal year 2011 and the agency has been working with the 
General Services Administration (GSA) on a competitive lease 
acquisition. In addition, the NTSB has leases which are also 
expiring in fiscal year 2011 for four of its regional offices. 
The Committee recommendation includes $2,416,000, as requested, 
to cover the moving and build out costs associated with these 
expiring leases. The NTSB is directed to keep the Committee 
informed about the progress made in negotiating the new leases 
for these offices and the potential cost increases or savings 
that may result.
    Full-time equivalent staff years (FTE).--As noted in 
previous years, the Committee continues to be concerned about 
the NTSB's ability to examine wreckage, publish safety briefs, 
and issue safety recommendations in a timely manner from all of 
the aviation and surface transportation accidents that it must 
investigate. After achieving a staffing level of 427 FTE in 
fiscal year 2003, the agency was forced to absorb across-the-
board cuts, unfunded pay raises, and mandatory increases to 
contracts and other non-salary related administrative expenses 
that reduced the number of positions that could actually be 
funded to a low of 377 FTE in fiscal year 2007. The Committee 
has worked over the past few years to provide the NTSB with 
additional resources in order to return the agency to its 
previous staffing level. Yet, despite these efforts, the 
President's request for fiscal year 2011 forces the agency to 
cut 13 FTE in order to stay within a constrained budget. The 
Committee rejects this proposal and provides the resources 
necessary to fully fund the NTSB's 415 FTE. In addition, the 
Committee provides $1,116,000 above the request for the half-
year costs associated with 10 additional positions for the NTSB 
to fill its most critical safety and technical staffing needs. 
The resulting staffing level of 425 FTE will return the NTSB to 
the FTE level held during fiscal year 2002 and will give the 
agency the personnel needed to adequately investigate 
transportation-related accidents and meet the agency's mission 
requirements. Furthermore, the Committee directs that none of 
these additional funds shall be used for the Academy.
    Modernization of NTSB labs.--In fiscal year 2010, the 
Committee appropriated $800,000 to the NTSB for equipment to 
modernize the NTSB's data recorder laboratory. This funding was 
intended to be a one-time increase to the agency's budget. 
However, the NTSB has since developed a five-year capital 
investment plan of $2,855,000 to maintain its laboratories in 
order to keep current capabilities from being lost as 
technology changes. Given the important role that these 
laboratories play in determining the probable causes of 
accidents, the Committee does not believe that the NTSB can 
afford to lose the capability of analyzing data and materials 
from transportation accidents. The Committee recommendation, 
therefore, retains the funding provided in fiscal year 2010 for 
the NTSB to modernize and maintain its laboratories in order to 
support the accident investigations conducted by headquarters 
and regional investigators.
    Lease payments.--The Committee continues to note that the 
NTSB violated and continues to be in violation of the Anti-
deficiency Act because it did not obtain or have budget 
authority to cover the net present value of the entire 20-year 
training center lease obligation at the time the capital lease 
agreement was signed in 2001. To ensure that the NTSB can 
satisfy its contractual obligations, the Committee has 
continued language that allows the NTSB to use its fiscal year 
2011 appropriation to make the lease payments for the Academy.
    NTSB Academy.--The agency is encouraged to continue to seek 
additional opportunities to lease out, or otherwise generate 
revenue from the NTSB Academy, so that the agency can 
appropriately focus its resources on the important 
investigative work that is central to the agency's mission. In 
addition, the agency is again directed to submit detailed 
information on the costs associated with the NTSB Academy, as 
well as the revenue the facility is expected to generate, as 
part of the fiscal year 2012 budget request.

                 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation


          PAYMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................      $233,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................       250,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       285,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................       +52,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................       +35,000,000
    The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation was created by 
the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act (title VI of the 
Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978). 
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation now operates under the 
trade name ``NeighborWorks America.'' NeighborWorks America 
helps local communities establish working partnerships between 
residents and representatives of the public and private 
sectors. These partnership-based organizations are independent, 
tax-exempt, community-based nonprofit entities, often referred 
to as NeighborWorks organizations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a funding level of $285,000,000 
for fiscal year 2011, which represents an increase of 
$52,000,000 above the level enacted in fiscal year 2010. Of 
this amount, $35,000,000 is appropriated for continuation of a 
program began in fiscal year 2010 for capital grants to 
rehabilitate or finance the rehabilitation of affordable 
housing units. In total, $113,000,000 is provided for the 
National Foreclosure Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) program, 
which has provided foreclosure counseling for nearly one 
million families to date. This program has also provided 
training for more than 4,000 foreclosure counselors. The data 
collected from this effort demonstrates that counseled 
homeowners were about 1.6 times as likely to avoid a 
foreclosure completion than they would have been had they not 
received NFMC program counseling. As the foreclosure crisis 
continues in this nation, the need for counseling only 
increases, and NeighborWorks has done an admirable job of 
responding to this need.

           United States Interagency Council on Homelessness


                           OPERATING EXPENSES
 Appropriation, fiscal year 2010.......................        $2,450,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2011......................         2,680,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,680,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2010...................          +230,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2011..................             - - -
    The Committee recommends $2,680,000 for operating expenses 
of the Interagency Council on Homelessness, $230,000 above the 
enacted amount for fiscal year 2010 and equal to the requested 
amount.
    The Committee commends the ICH on its publication of 
``Opening Doors: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End 
Homelessness'' on June 22, 2010. Pulling together 19 Federal 
agencies and thousands of stakeholders across the nation is an 
admirable feat, and shows that the leadership of the ICH is 
moving the agency in the right direction. The plan's focus on 
measurable goals, definite timetables, and interagency 
cooperation is exactly what the nation needs in this time of 
challenge and opportunity. The Committee is pleased that the 
ICH is living up to its mission and will work alongside this 
important agency to achieve the goals set forth in the plan.

                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 401. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring pay raises to be funded within appropriated levels in 
this Act or previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 402. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 403. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibiting transfers of funds unless expressly provided in 
this Act.
    Section 404. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
consulting service expenditures of public record in procurement 
contracts.
    Section 405. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures by subjecting the 
establishment of new offices and reorganizations to the 
reprogramming process.
    Section 406. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 407. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies and departments funded in this Act to report 
on all sole source contracts.
    Section 408. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting employee training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 409. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any project that seeks to 
use the power of eminent domain unless eminent domain is 
employed only for a public use.
    Section 410. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the transfer of funds made available in this Act to 
any instrumentality of the United States Government except as 
authorized by this Act or any other appropriations Act.
    Section 411. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used to permanently 
replace an employee intent on returning to his past occupation 
after completion of military service.
    Section 412. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used unless the 
expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 413. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being appropriated or made available to 
any person or entity that has been found to violate the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 414. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds for first-class airline accommodations in 
contravention of section 301-10.122 and 301-10.123 of title 41 
CFR .
    Section 415. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds from being used to purchase light bulbs for an 
office building unless, to the extent practicable, the light 
bulb has an Energy Star or Federal Energy Management Program 
designation.
    Section 416. The Committee continues the provision which 
prohibits funds in this Act or any prior Act from going to the 
group ACORN or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied 
organizations.
    Section 417. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting for-profit earmarks.
    Section 418. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
the use of funds to establish or maintain a computer network 
unless such network blocks the viewing, downloading, and 
exchanging of pornography, except for law enforcement 
investigation, prosecution or adjudication activities.
    Section 419. The bill prohibits the obligation of funds in 
this Act in contravention of the new certification requirement 
established by section 6(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, 
which is to be included in revisions to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation pursuant to that section. The revised FAR will 
require a certification from each prospective contractor that 
it does not engage in any activity for which sanctions may be 
imposed under section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. 
Section 6(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 was added by 
section 102(b) of the recent Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, 
Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010.

            House of Representatives Reporting Requirements

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

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

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

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Salaries and expenses'' specifying certain amounts for 
individual offices of the Office of the Secretary and official 
reception and representation expenses, and specifying transfer 
authority among offices.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Salaries and expenses'' which would allow crediting the 
account with up to $2,500,000 in user fees; prohibits 
establishment of Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Livable Communities'' to coordinate livability and 
sustainability initiatives; develop performance standards and 
metrics; and provide grants to State, local and non-profit 
organizations. Grants and technical assistance shall be for 
improved performance measurement capabilities, alternatives 
analysis, training and workshops.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``National Infrastructure Investment'' which provides funds for 
competitive grants to state and local governments to make 
investments in the Nation's transportation infrastructure.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Financial Management Capital'' which provides funds to 
upgrade DOT's financial systems and processes.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Cyber Security Initiatives'' which provides funds to close 
DOT's existing cyber security and privacy performance gaps; 
adapt DOT's security posture to a Web 2.0 environment; 
transition from a reactive to a proactive security posture; and 
achieve the goals of Federal cyber security strategic plans and 
initiatives.
    Language is included for the Office of Civil Rights, which 
is responsible for advising the Secretary on civil rights and 
equal opportunity issues and ensuring the full implementation 
of the civil rights laws and departmental civil rights policies 
in all official actions and programs.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Transportation planning, research, and development'' which 
provides funds for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, development activities and 
making grants, and makes funds available until expended.
    Language is included that limits operating costs and 
capital outlays of the Working Capital Fund for the Department 
of Transportation; provides that services shall be provided on 
a competitive basis, except for non-DOT entities; restricts the 
transfer for any funds to the Working Capital Fund with 
approval; and limits special assessments or reimbursable 
agreements levied against any program, project or activity 
funded in this Act to only those assessments or reimbursable 
agreements that are presented to and approved by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Minority business resource center'' which limits the amount 
of loans that can be subsidized, and provides funds for 
administrative expenses.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
``Minority business outreach'' specifying that funds may be 
used for business opportunities related to any mode of 
transportation, and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
``Payments to air carriers'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund, allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to consider subsidy requirements when 
determining service to a community, and allows the Secretary to 
repay any funds borrowed from the Federal Aviation 
Administration to fund the essential air service program.
    Section 101 prohibits the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation from approving assessments or reimbursable 
agreements pertaining to funds appropriated to the modal 
administrations in this Act, unless such assessments or 
agreements have completed the normal reprogramming process for 
Congressional notification.
    Section 102 prohibits the use of funds to implement an 
essential air service local cost participation program.
    Section 103 allows the Secretary of Transportation or his 
designee to engage with states to consider proposals related to 
the reduction of motorcycle fatalities.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides funds for 
operations, safety activities, staff offices and research 
activities related to commercial space transportation, 
administrative expenses for research and development, 
establishment of air navigation facilities, the operation 
(including leasing) and maintenance of aircraft, subsidizing 
the cost of aeronautical charts and maps sold to the public, 
lease or purchase of passenger motor vehicles for replacement; 
funds for certain aviation program activities; and specifies 
transfer authority among offices.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' permitting transfer of funds, as 
specified.
    Language is included requiring a controller workforce plan 
by March 31 of each fiscal year required by section 221 of 
Public Law 108-176 and reduces the appropriation by $100,000 
for each day the report is late.
    Language is included requiring a similar March 31 report on 
flight standards and aircraft certification staff and reduces 
the appropriation by $100,000 for each day the report is late.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' permitting the use of funds to 
enter into a grant agreement with a nonprofit standard setting 
organization to develop aviation safety standards.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits the use of funds 
for new applicants of the second career training program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds to plan, 
finalize, or implement any regulation that would promulgate new 
aviation user fees not specifically authorized by law after the 
date of enactment of this Act.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that credits funds received from 
States, counties, municipalities, foreign authorities, other 
public authorities, and private sources for expenses incurred 
in the provision of agency services.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that provides $9,500,000 for the 
contract tower cost sharing program.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, ``Operations'' that prohibits funds for 
conducting and coordinating activities on aeronautical charting 
and cartography through the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that provides funds for 
acquisition, establishment, technical support services, 
improvement by contract or purchase, and hire of air navigation 
and experimental facilities and equipment; engineering and 
service testing, construction and furnishing of quarters and 
related accommodations at remote localities; and the purchase, 
lease, or transfer of aircraft.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund and limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that allows certain funds received 
for expenses incurred in the establishment and modernization of 
air navigation facilities to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Facilities and equipment'' that requires the Secretary of 
Transportation to transmit a comprehensive capital investment 
plan for the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Research, engineering, and development'' that provides funds 
from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund for research, 
engineering, and development, including construction of 
experimental facilities and acquisition of necessary sites by 
lease or grant; and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Research, engineering, and development'' that allows certain 
funds received for expenses incurred in research, engineering 
and development to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund for airport planning and 
development; noise compatibility planning and programs; 
procurement, installation, and commissioning of runway 
incursion prevention devices and systems; grants authorized 
under section 41743 of title 49, U.S.C.; and inspection 
activities and administration of airport safety programs; and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that limits funds available for 
the planning or execution of programs with obligations in 
excess of $3,515,000,000.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that prohibits funds for the 
replacement of baggage conveyor systems, reconfiguration of 
terminal baggage areas, or other airport improvements that are 
necessary to install bulk explosive detection systems.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that provides $99,622,000 for 
administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that specifies $15,000,000 for 
the airport cooperative research program, $27,217,000 for the 
airport technology research program.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
``Grants-in-aid for airports'' that rescinds contract authority 
above the obligation limitation.
    Section 110 limits the number of technical workyears at the 
Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development to 600 in 
fiscal year 2011.
    Section 111 prohibits FAA from requiring airport sponsors 
to provide the agency ``without cost'' building construction, 
maintenance, utilities and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned 
buildings, except in the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 112 allows reimbursement for fees collected and 
credited under 49 U.S.C. 45303.
    Section 113 allows reimbursement of funds for providing 
technical assistance to foreign aviation authorities to be 
credited to the operations account.
    Section 114 prohibits funds in the Act from being used to 
change weight restrictions or prior permission rules at 
Teterboro Airport in Teterboro, New Jersey.
    Section 115 prohibits funds limited in this Act for the 
Airport Improvement Program to be provided to an airport that 
refuses a request from the Secretary of Transportation to use 
public space at the airport for the purpose of conducting 
outreach on air passenger rights as proposed by the House and 
Senate.
    Section 116 prohibits the use of funds for premium pay 
under subsection 5546(a) of title 5, U.S.C. to any FAA employee 
unless said employee worked during the corresponding timeframe.
    Section 117 prohibits funds in the Act from being used to 
buy store gift cards with Government issued credit cards as 
proposed by the House and Senate.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Limitation on administrative expenses'' that 
limit the amount to be paid, together with advances and 
reimbursements received, for the administrative expenses of the 
agency, including an amount for financial system upgrades 
subject to conditions. In addition to this limitation, an 
amount is specified that is to be made available to the 
Appalachian Regional Commission for administrative expenses.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Federal-aid highways'' that limits the 
obligations for Federal-aid highways and highway safety 
construction programs; limits the amount available for the 
implementation or execution of programs for transportation 
research, which shall not apply to any authority previously 
made available for obligation; and allows the Secretary to 
charge, collect and spend fees for loan applications and that 
such amounts are in addition to administrative expenses and are 
not subject to any obligation limitation or limitation on 
administrative expenses under section 608 of title 23, U.S.C., 
and which are available until expended.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, ``Federal-aid highways'' that liquidates 
contract authority.
    Section 120 distributes obligation authority among federal-
aid highway programs.
    Section 121 credits funds received by the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122 provides requirements for any waiver of Buy 
American requirements.
    Section 123 prohibits tolling in Texas, with exceptions.
    Section 124 reallocates $200,000,000 from other programs to 
support the FHWA's livable communities program, as requested.
    Section 125 clarifies funding for various projects which 
were included in previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 126 clarifies funding for various projects which 
were included in section 1702 of Public Law 109-59.
    Section 127 clarifies funding for various projects which 
were included in section 1602 of Public Law 105-178.
    Section 128 rescinds unobligated balances associated with 
demonstration or high priority projects which were funded in 
previous appropriations Acts.
    Section 129 rescinds unobligated balances made available 
for highway related safety grants in prior appropriations Acts.
    Section 130 permanently rescinds unobligated contract 
authority authorized for administrative expenses of the FHWA 
that will not be available for obligation because of the 
limitation on administrative expenses imposed in this Act and 
prior Acts.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety Operations and 
Programs'' that provides a limitation on obligations and 
liquidation of contract authorization, including specifying 
amounts available for research and technology programs and 
commercial motor vehicle operator's grants; and prohibits funds 
for outreach and education from being transferred.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor carrier safety grants'' that provides a 
limitation on obligations and liquidation of contract 
authorization, including specifying amounts available for the 
commercial driver's license improvements program, border 
enforcement grants program, the performance and registration 
information system management program, the commercial vehicle 
information systems and networks deployment program, the safety 
data improvement program, and the commercial driver's license 
information system modernization program; and specifies amount 
for new entrant audits.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety'' that rescinds 
unobligated balances from prior appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, ``Motor Carrier Safety Program'' that rescinds 
unobligated balances from prior appropriations Acts.
    Section 135 continues a provision subjecting funds 
appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions of section 
350 of Public Law 107-87 and Section 6901 of Public Law 110-28, 
including a requirement that the secretary submit a report on 
Mexico-domiciled motor carriers.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Operations and research'' that limits the 
availability of funds and prohibits the planning or 
implementation of any rulemaking on labeling passenger car 
tires for low rolling resistance.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Operations and research'' that provides a 
limitation on obligations, limits the availability of funds, 
and provides a liquidation of contract authorization from the 
highway trust fund.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``National driver register'' that 
provides a limitation on obligations and a liquidation of 
contract authorization from the highway trust fund.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``National driver register 
modernization'' that limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that 
provides a limitation on obligations, limits the availability 
of funds, specifies the amounts for certain safety grant 
programs and provides a liquidation of contract authorization 
from the highway trust fund.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration that reallocates funds from the seat belt 
performance grants program to fund a new distracted driving 
grant program and allows a portion of the funding to be used 
for the development, production, and use of broadcast and print 
media in support of efforts to prevent distracted driving.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' prohibiting 
the use of funds for construction, rehabilitation or remodeling 
costs or for office furniture for state, local, or private 
buildings.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' that limits 
funding for an evaluation for the high visibility enforcement 
program.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, ``Highway traffic safety grants'' limiting the 
amount of funds available for technical assistance to states 
under section 410.
    Section 140 provides funding for travel and related 
expenses for state management reviews and highway safety core 
competency development training.
    Section 141 exempts obligation authority that was made 
available in previous public laws for multiple years from 
limitations on obligations for the current year.
    Section 142 rescinds unobligated contract authority 
authorized from the highway trust fund for NHTSA's highway 
safety grant programs that will not be available for obligation 
because of limitations on obligations imposed on those funds in 
this Act or previous appropriations Acts.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Safety and operations'' limiting the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad research and development'' limiting the availability 
of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad safety technology program'' to provide funds for 
grants to passenger, commuter and freight rail carriers, 
railroad suppliers, and State and local governments for 
projects that have a public benefit of improved railroad safety 
and efficiency.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad rehabilitation and improvement financing program'' 
authorizing the Secretary to issue fund anticipation notes 
necessary to pay obligations under sections 511 and 513 of the 
Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Railroad rehabilitation and improvement program'' that 
prohibits new direct loans or loan guarantee commitments using 
federal funds for credit risk premium under section 502 of the 
Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
``Capital assistance for high speed rail corridors and 
intercity passenger rail service'' to provide funds for 
passenger rail infrastructure grants for intercity passenger 
rail, high-speed passenger rail and reducing congestion or 
facilitating ridership growth along passenger rail corridors.
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, ``Operating subsidy grants to the National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation'' that allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to make quarterly grants to the National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation; allows the Secretary to approve 
funding only after receiving and reviewing a grant request for 
each train route; ensures that each grant request is 
accompanied by a detailed financial analysis, revenue 
projection, and capital expenditure projection; requires the 
Corporation to achieve savings through operational 
efficiencies; requires the Inspector General of the Department 
of Transportation to provide quarterly reports to the Congress 
on estimates of the savings due to operational reforms; 
requires the Corporation to submit to Congress the status of 
its plan to improve the financial performance of food and 
beverage service as well as first class service, including 
sleeper car service as well as a report on progress compared 
with its targets provided in its fiscal year 2007 plan; 
requires the Corporation to submit a detailed business plan 
that includes targets for ridership, revenues, and capital and 
operating expenses as well as monthly reports regarding the 
status of the business plan; requires that contracts entered 
into by the Corporation will be governed by the laws of the 
District of Columbia; requires the Corporation to follow the 
provisions of the direct loan agreement; and prohibits funds to 
support any route with a discounted fare of more than 50 
percent off the normal peak fare, unless the operating loss is 
the result of a discount covered by a State.
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, ``Capital and Debt Service Grants to the 
National Railroad Passenger Corporation'' that allows the 
Secretary of Transportation to make grants to the National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation for the maintenance and repair 
of capital infrastructure and debt service; allows the 
Secretary to retain some funds to be used for oversight; bars 
funds under this section to be used for operating losses; 
restricts the use of funds unless they have been approved by 
the Secretary or are contained in the Corporation's business 
plan; provides financial incentives that can be used for 
capital improvements if the Corporation demonstrates 
operational savings and meets ridership and revenue targets; 
provides funds for the development and implementation of a 
managerial cost accounting system; and requires the 
establishment of a common definition for ``state of good 
repair'' on the Northeast Corridor.
    The Committee includes new language under Federal Railroad 
Administration, ``Intercity Passenger Rail Program'' as 
recommended in the President's budget that establishes and 
provides funding for an Intercity Passenger Rail Grant program.
    Section 150 retains a provision that ceases the 
availability of Amtrak funds if the railroad contracts for 
services outside the United States for any service performed by 
a full-time or part-time Amtrak employee as of July 1, 2006.
    Section 151 retains a provision, which allows FRA to 
receive and use cash or spare parts to repair and replace 
damaged automated track inspection cars and equipment in 
connection with the automated track inspection program.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Administrative Expenses'' specifying an amount for 
administrative expenses and travel; prohibiting a permanent 
office of transit security; directing the submission of the 
annual report on new starts; provides funds for fixed guideway 
oversight activities if authorized; and provides funds for 
transit operating assistance, if authorized.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Formula and Bus Grants'' that provides a limitation on 
obligations from the Highway Trust Fund, liquidation of 
contract authorization for the operating expenses of the 
agency, limits the availability of funds, and rescinds 
unobligated balances.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Research and University Centers'' that limits the 
availability of funds and specifies the amounts for certain 
offices and programs.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Capital Investment Grants'' that limits the availability of 
funds, specifies certain amounts for specific projects, and 
rescinds unobligated balances.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
``Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority'' for capital 
and preventive maintenance expenditures and requires the 
Secretary to determine that WMATA has placed the highest 
priority on safety investments.
    Section 160 exempts previously made transit obligations 
from limitations on obligations.
    Section 161 allows unobligated funds for projects under 
``Capital Investment Grants'' and bus and bus facilities under 
``Formula and Bus Grants'' in prior year appropriations Acts to 
be used in this fiscal year.
    Section 162 allows for the transfer of prior year 
appropriations from older accounts to be merged into new 
accounts with similar, current activities.
    Section 163 unobligated funds for projects under ``Capital 
Investment Grants'' to be used in this fiscal year for 
activities eligible in the year the funds were appropriated.
    Section 164 requires that Section 5309 unobligated funds or 
recoveries available for reallocation shall be directed to 
projects eligible to use the funds for their originally 
intended purpose.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation that authorizes expenditures, 
contracts, and commitments as may be necessary.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation ``Operations and Maintenance'' that 
provides funds derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Maritime Security Program'' that limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Operations and Training'' that provides dedicated funds for 
salaries and benefits of employees of the United States 
Merchant Marine Academy, capital improvements at the United 
States Merchant Marine Academy, and the State Maritime Schools 
Schoolship Maintenance and Repair; and limits the availability 
of some funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, ``Ship 
Disposal'' that limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
``Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program Account'' that 
provides for the transfer to Operations and Training and 
rescinds unobligated balances.
    Section 170 allows the Maritime Administration to furnish 
utilities and services and make repairs to any lease, contract, 
or occupancy involving government property under the control of 
MARAD and rental payments shall be covered into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Operational expenses'' which specifies 
the amount derived from the pipeline safety fund and requires 
that $1,000,000 be transferred to the pipeline safety account 
to fund pipeline safety information grants to communities.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Hazardous materials safety'' which 
limits the availability of a certain amount and allows up to 
$800,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) to be 
deposited in the general fund of the Treasury as offsetting 
receipts.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Hazardous materials safety'' that 
credits certain funds received for expenses incurred for 
training and other activities incurred in performance of 
hazardous materials exemptions and approval functions.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Pipeline safety'' which specifies the 
amounts derived from the pipeline safety fund and the oil spill 
liability trust fund and limits their period of availability.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Pipeline safety'' that requires the 
agency to fund the one-call state grant program.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, ``Emergency Preparedness Grants'' which 
specifies the amount derived from the emergency preparedness 
fund, limits the availability of some funds, and prohibits 
funds from being obligated by anyone other than the Secretary 
or his designee.
    Language is included under Research and Innovative 
Technology Administration, ``Research and development'' that 
limits the availability of funds and credits to the 
appropriation funds received from States and other sources for 
expenses incurred for training.
    Language is included under Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and expenses'' that provides the Inspector General 
with all necessary authority to investigate allegations of 
fraud by any person or entity that is subject to regulation by 
the Department of Transportation and the authority to 
investigate unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of 
competition by domestic and foreign air carriers and ticket 
agents.
    Language is included under Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and expenses'' that specifies an amount from the 
highway trust fund to fund the annual audit of the highway 
trust fund financial statements.
    Language is included under Surface Transportation Board, 
``Salaries and expenses'' allowing the collection of $1,250,000 
in fees established by the Chairman of the Surface 
Transportation Board; and providing that the sum appropriated 
from the general fund shall be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar 
basis as such fees are received.
    Section 180 allows the Department of Transportation to use 
funds for aircraft; motor vehicles; liability insurance; 
uniforms; or allowances, as authorized by law.
    Section 181 limits appropriations for services authorized 
by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182 prohibits funds in this Act for salaries and 
expenses of more than 110 political and Presidential appointees 
in the Department of Transportation, and prohibits political 
and Presidential personnel assigned on temporary detail outside 
the Department of Transportation.
    Section 183 prohibits funds for the implementation of 
section 404 of title 23, United States Code.
    Section 184 prohibits recipients of funds made available in 
this Act from releasing personal information, including social 
security number, medical or disability information, and 
photographs from a driver's license or motor vehicle record, 
without express consent of the person to whom such information 
pertains; and prohibits the withholding of funds provided in 
this Act for any grantee if a state is in noncompliance with 
this provision.
    Section 185 allows funds received by the Federal Highway 
Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the Federal 
Railroad Administration from states, counties, municipalities, 
other public authorities, and private sources to be used for 
expenses incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 186 stipulates that funds provided or limited in 
this Act for the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
shall be for the eligible programs, projects and activities in 
the corresponding amounts identified in the committee report 
accompanying this Act.
    Section 187 authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to 
allow issuers of any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase 
preferred stock sold to the Department of Transportation.
    Section 188 prohibits funds in Title I of this Act from 
being issued for any grant unless the Secretary of 
Transportation notifies the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not less than three full business days before 
any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full 
funding grant agreement totaling $1,000,000 or more is 
announced by the department or its modal administrations.
    Section 189 allows funds received from rebates, refunds, 
and similar sources to be credited to Department of 
Transportation appropriations.
    Section 190 allows amounts from improper payments to a 
third party contractor that are lawfully recovered by the 
Department of Transportation to be available to cover expenses 
incurred in recovery of such payments.
    Section 191 stipulates that the Committees on 
Appropriations solely approve or deny any funds provided or 
limited in this Act that are subject to a reprogramming action 
that requires notice to be provided to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 192 prohibits the Surface Transportation Board from 
charging or collecting filing fees for rate complaints in an 
amount in excess of the authorized amount under section 1914 of 
title 28, United States Code.
    Section 193 authorizes the Department's Working Capital 
Fund to provide payments in advance to vendors under provision 
included in Executive Order 13150 and section 3049 of Public 
Law 109-59.
    Section 194 provides $7,622,655 for additional acquisition 
workforce capacity and capabilities.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Management and Administration'' which designates 
funds for ``Executive Direction'' and ``Administration, 
Operations and Maintenance.''
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Personnel Compensation and Benefits'' which 
designates funds for ``Public and Indian Housing,'' ``Community 
Planning and Development,'' ``Housing,'' ``Office of the 
Government National Mortgage Association,'' ``Policy 
Development and Research,'' ``Fair Housing and Equal 
Opportunity'' and ``Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard 
Control.''
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Tenant-Based Rental Assistance'' which specifies 
funds for certain programs, activities and purposes and limits 
the use and availability of certain funds; specifies the 
methodology for allocation of renewal funding; directs the 
Secretary to the extent possible to prorate each public housing 
agency's (PHA) allocation; directs the Secretary to notify PHAs 
of their annual budget not later than 60 days after enactment 
of the Act; directs that those PHAs participating in Moving to 
Work shall be funded according to that agreement; provides the 
criteria to allocate a portion of Administrative Fees; 
specifies the amounts available to the Secretary to allocate to 
PHAs that need additional funds and for fees; specifies the 
amount for additional rental subsidy due to unforeseen 
emergencies and portability; provides for the transfer of funds 
to the ``Transformation Initiative;'' provides that additional 
tenant protection rental assistance costs be funded by prior 
year unobligated balances; provides funding for incremental 
vouchers for homeless veterans; provides incremental funding 
for eligible Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) 
families; provides funding for two competitive demonstration 
programs addressing needs of those homeless and at risk of 
homelessness; and directs that all funds shall be only for 
activities related to the provision of tenant-based rental 
assistance authorized under section 8.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing Certificate Fund'' which rescinds prior 
year funds; and allows the Secretary to use recaptures to fund 
project-based contracts and contract administrators.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Public Housing Capital Fund'' which limits the 
availability of funds; limits the delegation of certain waiver 
authorities and prohibits funds from being used for certain 
activities; specifies the total amount available for certain 
activities; directs HUD to issue a Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) not later than 60 days after enactment of 
the Act; and specifies the amount for grants, support services, 
service coordinators and congregate services, to support the 
costs of administrative and judicial receiverships, and to 
support the ongoing Public Housing Financial and Physical 
Assessment activities of the Real Estate Assessment Center.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Public Housing Operating Fund'' which sets the 
basis for the allocation of funds and prohibits the use of 
funds under certain conditions.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Revitalization of Severely Distressed Public 
Housing (HOPE VI)'' which limits the availability of funds; 
specifies the amount for technical assistance and contract 
expertise; and directs HUD to issue a NOFA not later than 60 
days after enactment of the Act.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native American Housing Block Grants'' which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the formula for 
allocation; specifies the amounts for technical assistance and 
capacity building to support the inspection of Indian housing 
units, administrative expenses, to subsidize the total 
principal amount of any notes, and the cost of guaranteed 
notes, which are defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant'' which 
limits the availability of funds and specifies the amount for 
training and technical activities.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund Program 
Account'' which limits the availability of funds; specifies how 
to define the costs of modifying loans; specifies the amount 
and availability of funds to subsidize total loan principal; 
and provides a dedicated amount for administrative expenses.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Fund Program 
Account'' which limits the availability of funds; specifies how 
to define the costs of modifying loans; and specifies the 
amount and availability of funds to subsidize total loan 
principal.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS'' 
which limits availability of funds and sets forth certain 
requirements for the allocation and renewal of funds and 
contracts.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Community Development Fund'' which limits the 
use and availability of certain funds; specifies the allocation 
of certain funds; specifies the amount made available for 
grants to federally-recognized Indian tribes, emergencies, 
Economic Development Initiatives with certain restrictions, and 
Neighborhood Initiatives with certain restrictions and the 
Sustainable Communities Initiative.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Community Development Loan Guarantees Program 
Account'' which limits the availability of funds; specifies how 
to define the costs of modifying loans; and specifies the 
amount and availability of funds to subsidize total loan 
principal.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Brownfields Redevelopment'' which limits the 
availability of funds and directs HUD to issue a NOFA not later 
than 60 days after enactment of the Act.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Home Investment Partnerships Program'' which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the allocation of 
certain funds for certain purposes; and directs HUD to notify 
formula grantees no later than 60 days after enactment of the 
Act.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership Opportunity 
Program'' which limits the availability of funds; specifies the 
allocation of certain funds for certain purposes; and directs 
HUD to issue a NOFA not later than 60 days after enactment of 
the Act.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Homeless Assistance Grants'' which limits the 
availability of funds; specifies the allocation of certain 
funds for certain purposes; specifies matching requirements; 
directs the Secretary to renew contracts under certain 
conditions; requires grantees to integrate homeless programs 
with other social service providers.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Project-Based Rental Assistance'' which limits 
the availability of funds and specifies the allocation of 
certain funds for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing for the Elderly'' which limits the 
availability of funds; specifies the allocation of certain 
funds; designates certain funds to be used only for certain 
grants; allows the Secretary to waive certain provisions 
governing contract terms; and provides for the transfer of 
funds to the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing for Persons with Disabilities'' which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the allocation of 
certain funds; allows funds to be used to renew certain 
contracts; and allows the Secretary to waive certain provisions 
governing contract terms.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Housing Counseling Assistance'' which limits the 
availability of funds and specifies amounts to be used for 
administrative contract services.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Rental Housing Assistance'' which limits the 
availability of funds and rescinds funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Payment to Manufactured Housing Fees Trust 
Fund'' which limits the availability of funds and permits fees 
to be assessed, modified, and collected, and permits temporary 
borrowing authority from the General Fund of the Treasury.
    Language is included under the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, ``Mutual Mortgage Insurance Program 
Account'' which sets a loan principal limitation; limits the 
obligations to make direct loans; specifies funds for specific 
purposes; allows for the transfer of certain funds; allows for 
additional contract expenses as guaranteed loan commitments 
exceed certain levels.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``General and Special Risk Program Account'' which 
sets a loan principal limitation; limits the obligations to 
make direct loans; specifies funds for specific purposes; and 
allows for the transfer of funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Government National Mortgage Association'' which 
limits new commitments to issue guarantees.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Policy Development and Research'' which limits 
the availability of funds and specifies authorized uses.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity'' which 
limits the availability of funds; authorizes the Secretary to 
assess and collect fees; and places restrictions on the use of 
funds for lobbying activities.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy 
Homes'' which limits the availability of funds; specifies the 
amount of funds for specific purposes; specifies the treatment 
of certain grants; and directs HUD to issue a NOFA not later 
than 60 days after enactment of the Act.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Management and Administration: Working Capital 
Fund'' which limits the availability and purpose of funds, 
including funds transferred.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Office of Inspector General'' which specifies 
the use of funds and directs that the IG shall have independent 
authority over all personnel issues within the office.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, ``Transformation Initiative'' (TI) which limits 
the availability of funds; specifies the purposes of funds; 
identifies the accounts and amounts from which TI can receive 
transfers; and directs HUD to submit a plan regarding the use 
of TI funds to the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 201 relates to the division of financing adjustment 
factors.
    Section 202 prohibits available funds from being used to 
investigate or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair 
Housing Act.
    Section 203 corrects an anomaly in the HOPWA formula that 
results in the loss of funds for certain States.
    Section 204 requires funds appropriated to be distributed 
on a competitive basis in accordance with the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 205 concerns the availability of funds subject to 
the Government Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act of 
1950.
    Section 206 concerns the allocation of funds in excess of 
the budget estimates.
    Section 207 concerns the expenditure of funds for 
corporations and agencies subject to the Government Corporation 
Control Act.
    Section 208 requires the Secretary to provide quarterly 
reports on uncommitted, unobligated and excess funds in each 
departmental program and activity.
    Section 209 extends a technical amendment included in the 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations Act relating to the allocation 
of HOPWA funds in the Philadelphia and Raleigh-Cary 
metropolitan areas. A proviso is added to allow a state to 
administer the HOPWA program in the event that a local 
government is unable to undertake the HOPWA grants management 
functions.
    Section 210 requires that the Administration's budget and 
the Department's budget justifications for fiscal year 2012 
shall be submitted in the identical account and sub-account 
structure provided in this Act.
    Section 211 exempts PHA Boards in Alaska, Iowa, and 
Mississippi and the County of Los Angeles from public housing 
resident representation requirements.
    Section 212 authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use 
agreements from an obsolete project to a viable project, 
provided that no additional costs are incurred, and other 
conditions are met.
    Section 213 distributes 2010 Native American housing block 
grant funds to the same Native Alaskan recipients as 2005.
    Section 214 prohibits the IG from changing the basis on 
which the audit of GNMA is conducted.
    Section 215 sets forth requirements for eligibility for 
Section 8 voucher assistance, and includes consideration for 
persons with disabilities.
    Section 216 authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages 
under Section 255 of the National Housing Act.
    Section 217 instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any 
multifamily property that is owned by HUD.
    Section 218 authorizes the Secretary to waive certain 
requirements on adjusted income for certain assisted living 
projects for counties in Michigan.
    Section 219 provides that the Secretary shall report 
quarterly on HUD's use of all sole source contracts.
    Section 220 allows the recipient of a section 202 grant to 
establish a single-asset non-profit entity to own the project 
and may lend the grant funds to such entity.
    Section 221 allows that amounts provided under the Section 
108 loan guarantee program may be used to guarantee notes or 
other obligations issued by any State on behalf of non-
entitlement communities in the State, and that regulations 
shall be promulgated within 60 days of enactment.
    Section 222 amends section 24 of the 1937 Housing Act by 
extending the HOPE VI program through September 30, 2011.
    Section 223 instructs HUD that PHAs that own and operate 
400 units or fewer of public housing are exempt from asset 
management requirements.
    Section 224 restricts the Secretary from imposing any 
requirement or guideline relating to asset management that 
restricts or limits the use of capital funds for central office 
costs, up to the limit established in QHWRA.
    Section 225 provides that no employee of the Department 
shall be designated as an allotment holder unless the CFO 
determines that such allotment holder has received training.
    Section 226 provides that funding for indemnities is 
limited to non-programmatic litigation and is restricted to the 
payment of attorney fees only.
    Section 227 allows refinancing of certain section 202 
loans.
    Section 228 makes reforms to the Federal Surplus Property 
Program for the homeless.
    Section 229 authorizes the Secretary to transfer up to 5 
percent of funds appropriated under the title ``Personnel 
Compensation and Benefits.''
    Section 230 allows HUD to consider industry standard 
appraisal practices, including the cost of repairs, when 
determining market value.
    Section 231 allows the Disaster Housing Assistance Programs 
to be considered a program of the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for the purpose of income verifications and 
matching.
    Section 232 restructures FHA premiums.
    Section 233 provides $2,070,635 to increase the 
Department's acquisition workforce capacity and capabilities.
    Section 234 repeals the paragraphs under the heading 
``Flexible Subsidy Fund.''
    Section 235 raises loan limits for FHA through the end of 
the fiscal year.
    Section 236 raises the GSE conforming loan limit for fiscal 
year 2011.
    Section 237 raises the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage loan 
limit for fiscal year 2011.
    Section 238 prohibits funds from being used for salaries 
and expenses of more than 75 political and Presidential 
appointees in HUD. The provision also requires that none of the 
personnel covered by this provision may be assigned on 
temporary detail outside HUD.

                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES

    Language is included for the Access Board, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' that allows for the credit to the appropriation of 
funds received for publications and training expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Maritime Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, uniforms and allowances, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included for the National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation, Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' to provide funds for an independent, objective unit 
responsible for detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse, 
and violations of law and promoting economy, efficiency and 
effectiveness at Amtrak.
    Language is included under National Transportation Safety 
Board, ``Salaries and expenses'' that provides funds for hire 
of passenger motor vehicles and aircraft, services authorized 
by 5 U.S.C. 3109, uniforms or allowances therefore, and for 
official reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under National Transportation Safety 
Board, ``Salaries and expenses'' that allows funds provided in 
this Act to be used to pay for costs associated with a 2001 
capital lease.
    Language is included in the Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation (NRC), ``Payment to the Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation'' which limits the availability of funds; specifies 
the allocation of funds to certain activities; and specifies 
the terms and conditions surrounding NRC activities.
    Language is included for the United States Interagency 
Council on Homelessness, ``Operating Expenses'' that provides 
funds for salaries, travel, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
rental of conference rooms, and the employment of experts and 
consultants.

                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 401 requires pay raises to be funded within 
appropriated levels in this Act or previous appropriations 
Acts.
    Section 402 prohibits pay and other expenses for non-
Federal parties in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings 
funded in this Act.
    Section 403 prohibits obligations beyond the current fiscal 
year and prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so 
provided herein.
    Section 404 limits consulting service expenditures of 
public record in procurement contracts.
    Section 405 specifies reprogramming procedures by 
subjecting the establishment of new offices and reorganizations 
to the reprogramming process.
    Section 406 provides that fifty percent of unobligated 
balances may remain available for certain purposes.
    Section 407 requires a report from all agencies and 
departments funded under this Act to the Committees on 
Appropriations on all sole source contracts by no later than 
July 30, 2010.
    Section 408 prohibits federal training not directly related 
to the performance of official duties.
    Section 409 prohibits funds from being used for any project 
that seeks to use the power of eminent domain unless eminent 
domain is employed only for a public use.
    Section 410 prohibits the transfer of funds made available 
in this Act to any instrumentality of the United States 
Government except as authorized by this Act or any other 
appropriations Act.
    Section 411 prohibits funds in this Act from being used to 
permanently replace an employee intent on returning to his past 
occupation after the completion of military service.
    Section 412 prohibits funds in this Act from being used 
unless the expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American 
Act.
    Section 413 prohibits funds from being appropriated or made 
available to any person or entity that has been found to 
violate the Buy American Act.
    Section 414 prohibits funds for first-class airline 
accommodations in contravention of section 301-10.122 and 301-
10.123 of title 41 CFR.
    Section 415 prohibits funds from being used to purchase 
light bulbs for an office building unless, to the extent 
practicable, the light bulb has an Energy Star or Federal 
Energy Management Program designation.
    Section 416 prohibits funds in this Act or any prior Act 
from going to the group ACORN or any of its affiliates, 
subsidiaries, or allied organizations.
    Section 417 prohibits for-profit earmarks.
    Section 418 prohibits the use of funds to establish or 
maintain a computer network unless such network blocks the 
viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography, except for 
law enforcement investigation, prosecution or adjudication 
activities.
    Section 419 prohibits the obligation of funds in this Act 
in contravention of the new certification requirement 
established by section 6(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996, 
which is to be included in revisions to the Federal Acquisition 
Regulation pursuant to that section. The revised FAR will 
require a certification from each contractor that it does not 
engage in any activity for which sanctions may be imposed under 
section 5 of the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996. Section 6(b) of 
the Iran Sanctions Act of 1996 was added by section 102(b) of 
the recent Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and 
Divestment Act of 2010.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

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

                                      APPROPRIATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW
                                             [Dollars in thousands]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Appropriations in
               Program                   Last year of      Authorization       last year of    Amount of program
                                        authorization          level          authorization       or new fees
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONFederal Aviation Administration:
    Operations......................               2009         $9,042,467         $9,042,067         $9,793,000
    Facilities and Equipment........               2009          2,742,095          2,742,095          3,000,000
    Research, Engineering and                      2009            171,000            171,000            198,000
     Development....................
    Grants-in-Aid for Airports......               2009          3,900,000          3,514,500          3,515,000
Federal Highway Administration:
    Federal-aid Highways............               2010         42,942,152         41,107,000         45,217,700
Federal Motor Carrier Safety
 Administration:
    Motor Carrier Safety Operations                2010            239,828            239,828            259,878
     and Programs...................
    Motor Carrier Safety Grants.....               2010            307,000            310,070            310,070
National Highway Traffic Safety
 Administration:
    Operations and Research--General               2009            157,400            127,000            148,127
     Fund...........................
    Operations and Research--Highway               2010            107,329            105,500            110,073
     Trust Fund.....................
    National Driver Register........               2010              4,078              4,000              4,170
    National Driver Register          .................  .................  .................              2,530
     Modernization..................
    Highway Traffic Safety Grants...               2010            626,047            619,500            626,328
Federal Railroad Administration:
    Grade Crossings on Designated                  2010             15,000             15,000             15,000
     Corridors......................
    High Speed and Intercity                       2011            750,000  .................          1,400,000
     Passenger Rail.................
Federal Transit Administration:
    Administrative Expenses.........               2010             98,911             98,911            130,698
    Formula & Bus Grants............               2010          8,360,565          8,343,171          8,961,348
    Research and University.........               2010             69,750             65,670             65,376
    Capital Investment Grants.......               2010          2,000,000          2,000,000          2,000,000
Maritime Administration:
    Operations and Training.........               2010            152,900            149,750            169,353
    Ship Disposal...................               2010             15,000             15,000             10,000
    Maritime Security...............               2010            174,000            174,000            174,000
    Title XI........................               2010             64,000              9,000              3,688
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
 Safety Administration:
    Operational Expenses............  .................  .................  .................             22,383
    Hazardous Materials Safety......               2009             32,000             32,000             40,434
Research and Innovative Technology
 Administration:
    Research and Development........  .................  .................  .................             18,900
Surface Transportation Board:
    Surface Transportation Board....               1998             12,000             25,597             29,999                              TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENTRental Assistance:
    Section 8 Contract Renewals and                1994          8,446,173          4,558,106          9,376,000
     Administrative Expenses........
    Section 441 Contracts...........               1994            109,410            150,000  .................
    Section 8 Preservation,                        1994            759,259            541,000  .................
     Protection, and Family
     Unification....................
    Contract Administrators.........  .................  .................  .................            315,000
    Public Housing Capital Fund.....               2003          3,000,000          2,712,255          2,500,000
    Public Housing Operating Fund...               2003          2,900,000          3,576,600          4,829,000
Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund..               2007            \1\SSAN              6,000              9,000
Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant.               2005  .................              8,928             10,000
Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Fund.               2005  .................                992              1,044
Housing Opportunity for Persons with               1994            156,300            156,000            350,000
 Aids...............................
Community Development Fund:
    Community Development Block                    1994          4,168,000          4,400,000          3,998,255
     Grant..........................
    Economic Development Initiatives  .................  .................  .................             76,645
    Neighborhood Initiatives........  .................  .................  .................             12,200
Home Program:
    Home Investment Partnership.....               1994          2,173,612          1,275,000           1,825,00
    Down Payment Assistance                        2007            200,000             24,750  .................
     Initiative.....................
HOPE VI.............................               2010            \1\SSAN            198,000            200,000
Brownfields Redevelopment...........  .................  .................  .................             17,500
Self-Help and Assisted Homeownership
 Opportunity:
    Capacity Building...............               1994             25,000             20,000             53,000
    Self-Help Homeownership                        2000  .................             20,000             82,000
     Opportunity Program............
    National Housing Development      .................  .................  .................  .................
     Corporation....................
    Housing for the Elderly.........               2003  .................            778,195            825,000
    Housing for Persons with                       2003  .................            248,886            300,000
     Disabilities...................
FHA General and Special Risk Program
 Account:
    Limitation on Guaranteed Loans..               1995  .................       (20,885,072)         20,000,000
    Limitation on Direct Loans......               1995  .................          (220,000)             20,000
    Credit Subsidy..................               1995  .................            188,395  .................
    Administrative Expenses.........               1995  .................            197,470  .................
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities Loan
 Guarantee Program Account:
    Limitations on Guaranteed Loans.               1996      (110,000,000)      (110,000,000)        500,000,000
    Administrative Expenses.........               1996  .................              9,101             10,902
    Policy Development and Research.               1994             36,470             35,000             50,000
    Fair Housing Activities, Fair                  1994             26,000             25,000             72,000
     Housing Program................
    Lead Hazard Reduction Program...               1994            250,000            150,000            140,000
    Salaries and Expenses...........               1994          1,029,496            916,963          1,379,070
Transformation Initiative...........  .................  .................  .................            220,741                                           TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIESAccess Board........................               2003  .................              5,194              7,300
Federal Maritime Commission.........               2008             22,575             22,072             25,300
National Transportation Safety Board               2008             92,625             84,499            104,232
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\1\SSAN: Such sums as necessary.

                           Transfer of Funds

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

            APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL

              UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Account to which
 Account from which the transfer    the transfer is         Amount
             is made                     made
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Secretary.........  Office of the       2% of certain
                                   Secretary.          funds subject to
                                                       conditions
Federal Aviation Administration.  Federal Aviation    2% of certain
                                   Administration.     funds subject to
                                                       conditions
FHWA: Limitation on               Appalachian         $3,300,000
 administrative expenses.          Regional
                                   Commission.
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials    Pipeline Safety...  $1,000,000
 Safety Administration.
MARAD: Operations & Training....  Maritime            $3,688,000
                                   Guaranteed Loan
                                   (Title XI)
                                   Program Account.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      UNDER TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Account to which
 Account from which the transfer    the transfer is         Amount
             is made                     made
------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHA MMI Program Account.........  Working Capital     $71,500,000
                                   Fund.
Any HUD Account*................  Transformation      1%
                                   Initiative.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Accounts from which funds may not be transferred: Project-Based Rental
  Assistance, Native Hawaiian Loan Guarantee Fund, Indian Housing Loan
  Guarantee Fund, Public Housing Capital Fund, Native American Housing
  Block Grants, Housing for the Elderly, Housing for Persons with
  Disabilities, G1/SR1 Fund, HOME, Homeless Assistance Grants,
  Brownfields, HOPE VI, Section 108 Loan Guarantees, Self-Help and
  Assisted Homeownership Opportunity Program, and Fair Housing
  Activities.

                              Rescissions

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

                 Title I--Department of Transportation

 Federal Highway Administration........................       -35,772,424
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Motor            -7,330,000
 Carrier Safety.......................................
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National        -15,076,000
 Motor Carrier Safety Program.........................
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,               -7,907,000
 Highway Traffic Safety Grants........................
         Title II--Department of Housing and Urban Development

 Rent Supplement.......................................      -$40,600,000
                 Comparison With the Budget Resolution

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

                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                 302b allocation                          This bill
                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Budget authority       Outlays        Budget authority       Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary.......................             67,400            136,446             67,400         \1\136,444
Mandatory...........................                  0                  0                  0                  0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, the following table contains 
five-year projections associated with the budget authority 
provided in the accompanying bill as provided to the Committee 
by the Congressional Budget Office.

                        [In millions of dollars]
2011.......................................................    \1\49,459
2012.......................................................       37,335
2013.......................................................       15,992
2014.......................................................        7,200
2015 and future years......................................        9,264\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

               Assistance to State and Local Governments

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(Public Law 93-344), as amended, the Congressional Budget 
Office has provided the following estimates of new budget 
authority and outlays provided by the accompanying bill for 
financial assistance to state and local governments.

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                   Budget
                                                 authority     Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Financial assistance to State and local              36,144    \1\32,065
 governments for 2011.........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                        Constitutional Authority

    Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives states:
    Each report of a committee on a bill or joint resolution of 
a public character shall include a statement citing the 
specific powers granted to the Congress in the Constitution to 
enact the law proposed by the bill or joint resolution.
    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation from clause 7 of section 9 of Article I 
of the Constitution of the United States of America which 
states:
    No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
consequence of Appropriations made by law * * *
    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

         Statement of General Performance Goals and Objectives

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

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

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

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


      SECTION 1702 OF THE SAFE, ACCOUNTABLE, FLEXIBLE, EFFICIENT 
             TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT: A LEGACY FOR USERS


SEC. 1702. PROJECT AUTHORIZATIONS.

  Subject to section 117 of title 23, United States Code, the 
amount listed for each high priority project in the following 
table shall be available (from amounts made available by 
section 1101(a)(16) of this Act) for fiscal years 2005 through 
2009 to carry out each such project:

                Highway Projects  High Priority Projects
------------------------------------------------------------------------
     No.           State         Project Description          Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1              CA            Construct safe access to           $400,000
                              streets for bicyclists and
                              pedestrians including
                              crosswalks, sidewalks and
                              traffic calming measures,
                              Covina....................
                              * * * * * * *
1366           NY            [Improve Long and Short          $2,100,000
                              Beach Road, Southampton]
                              Road and bridge
                              improvements and storm
                              water mitigation in the
                              Town of Southampton.......
                              * * * * * * *
2252           WI            [Realign U.S. 8 near             $1,600,000
                              Cameron, Barron County]
                              Operational safety
                              studies, final design and/
                              or construction of
                              intersection operational
                              and safety improvements
                              for USH 53 between Rice
                              Lake and Superior,
                              Wisconsin.................
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                              ----------                              


   SECTION 1602 OF THE TRANSPORTATION EQUITY ACT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY


SEC. 1602. PROJECT AUTHORIZATIONS.

  Subject to section 117 of title 23, United States Code, the 
amount listed for each high priority project in the following 
table shall be available (from amounts made available by 
section 1101(a)(13) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 
21st Century) for fiscal years 1998 through 2003 to carry out 
each such project:
      

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                (Dollars
 No.                State                Project description       in
                                                               millions)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   1. Georgia                         I-75 advanced                1.7
                                       transportation
                                       management system in
                                       Cobb County.........
                                 * * * * * * *
 414. Massachusetts                   [Environmental               1.5
                                       studies, preliminary
                                       engineering and
                                       design of North-
                                       South Connector in
                                       Pittsfield to
                                       improve access to I-
                                       90] Engineering,
                                       design and
                                       construction of the
                                       North Street,
                                       Pittsfield,
                                       streetscaping
                                       project.............
                                 * * * * * * *
 815. Minnesota                       [Construct grade            0.75
                                       separated
                                       interchange at south
                                       junction of TH 371/
                                       Brainerd bypass]
                                       Highway 10
                                       relocation, City of
                                       Wadena..............
                                 * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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                          NATIONAL HOUSING ACT




           *       *       *       *       *       *       *
TITLE II--MORTGAGE INSURANCE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



                         insurance of mortgages

      Sec. 203. (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

      (c)(1) * * *
      (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, 
each mortgage secured by a 1- to 4-family dwelling that is an 
obligation of the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund shall be 
subject to the following requirements:
          (A) * * *
          [(B) In addition to the premium under subparagraph 
        (A), the Secretary shall establish and collect annual 
        premium payments in an amount not exceeding 0.50 
        percent of the remaining insured principal balance 
        (excluding the portion of the remaining balance 
        attributable to the premium collected under 
        subparagraph (A) and without taking into account 
        delinquent payments or prepayments) for the following 
        periods:
                  [(i) For any mortgage involving an original 
                principal obligation (excluding any premium 
                collected under subparagraph (A)) that is less 
                than 90 percent of the appraised value of the 
                property (as of the date the mortgage is 
                accepted for insurance), for the first 11 years 
                of the mortgage term.
                  [(ii) For any mortage involving an original 
                principal obligation (excluding any premium 
                collected under subparagraph (A)) that is 
                greater than or equal to 90 percent of such 
                value, for the first 30 years of the mortgage 
                term; except that notwithstanding the matter 
                preceding clause (i), for any mortgage 
                involving an original principal obligation 
                (excluding any premium collected under 
                subparagraph (A)) that is greater than 95 
                percent of such value, the annual premium 
                collected during the 30-year period under this 
                clause shall be in an amount not exceeding 0.55 
                percent of the remaining insured principal 
                balance (excluding the portion of the remaining 
                balance attributable to the premium collected 
                under subparagraph (A) and without taking into 
                account delinquent payments or prepayments).]
          (B) In addition to the premium under subparagraph 
        (A), the Secretary may establish and collect annual 
        premium payments in an amount not exceeding 1.50 
        percent of the remaining insured principal balance 
        (excluding the portion of the remaining balance 
        attributable to the premium collected under 
        subparagraph (A) and without taking into account 
        delinquent payments or prepayments). The Secretary, by 
        publication of a notice in the Federal Register, may 
        establish or change the amount of the premium under 
        subparagraph (A) or the annual premium, and the period 
        of the mortgage term for which an annual premium amount 
        shall apply.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


  INSURANCE OF HOME EQUITY CONVERSION MORTGAGES FOR ELDERLY HOMEOWNERS

      Sec. 255. (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (g) Limitation on Insurance Authority.--[The aggregate number 
of mortgages insured under this section may not exceed 
275,000.] In no case may the benefits of insurance under this 
section exceed the maximum dollar amount limitation established 
under section 305(a)(2) of the Federal Home Loan Mortgage 
Corporation Act for a 1-family residence.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                              ----------                              


          SECTION 24 OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSING ACT OF 1937

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

  (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (m) Funding.--
          (1) Authorization of appropriations.--There are 
        authorized to be appropriated for grants under this 
        section $574,000,000 for [fiscal year 2010.] fiscal 
        year 2011.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (o) Sunset.--No assistance may be provided under this section 
after [September 30, 2010.] September 30, 2011.
                              ----------                              


DEPARTMENTS OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND 
             INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005

                   (division I of Public Law 108-447)

   DIVISION I--DEPARTMENTS OF VETERANS AFFAIRS AND HOUSING AND URBAN 
DEVELOPMENT, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2005

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Housing Programs

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                         FLEXIBLE SUBSIDY FUND

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  [From the Rental Housing Assistance Fund, all uncommitted 
balances of excess rental charges as of September 30, 2004, and 
any collections made during fiscal year 2005 and all subsequent 
fiscal years, shall be transferred to the Flexible Subsidy 
Fund, as authorized by section 236(g) of the National Housing 
Act, as amended.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                              ----------                              


  DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006

            (title III of division A of Public Law 109-115)

 DIVISION A--TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, 
    THE JUDICIARY, AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2006

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Departments of 
Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the 
Judiciary, and independent agencies for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 2006, and for other purposes, namely:

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                               TITLE III

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Housing Programs

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                         FLEXIBLE SUBSIDY FUND

                          (TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  [From the Rental Housing Assistance Fund, all uncommitted 
balances of excess rental charges as of September 30, 2005, and 
any collections made during fiscal year 2006 and all subsequent 
fiscal years, shall be transferred to the Flexible Subsidy 
Fund, as authorized by section 236(g) of the National Housing 
Act, as amended.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                              ----------                              


       SECTION 209 OF THE MCKINNEY-VENTO HOMELESS ASSISTANCE ACT

SEC. 209. TERMINATION.

  The Council shall cease to exist, and the requirements of 
this title shall terminate, on [October 1, 2006] October 1, 
2012.


                         Congressional Earmarks

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

                                                                                  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                                                            [Presidentially Directed Spending Items]
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                                                                                                                                                           Requester(s)
       Agency               Account                                       Project                                     Amount     ---------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                     Administration                       House
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Access to the Region's Core, NJ                                          $200,000,000  The President         Holt; Pallone; Pascrell; Sires; Rothman
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  BRT Project, CO                                                           $24,163,000  The President         Polis; Salazar
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Central Corridor LRT, MN                                                  $45,000,000  The President         Ellison; McCollum
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Central Florida Commuter Rail Transit--Initial Operating Segment, FL      $40,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Central Subway LRT, CA                                                    $20,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Ext. to Wiehle Ave., DC                 $96,000,000  The President         Connolly (VA); Moran (VA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  E Street Corridor sbX BRT, CA                                             $42,630,000  The President         Baca
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  East Bay BRT, CA                                                          $15,000,000  The President         Lee (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  East Corridor, CO                                                         $40,000,000  The President         DeGette; Perlmutter
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Gold Line, CO                                                             $40,000,000  The President         DeGette; Perlmutter
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  King County BRT, WA                                                       $21,274,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Long Island Rail Road East Side Access, NY                               $215,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Mason Corridor BRT, CO                                                     $5,450,573  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  MetroRapid BRT, TX                                                        $24,229,796  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Mid Jordan LRT, UT                                                       $100,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  New Britain-Hartford Busway, CT                                           $45,000,000  The President         Larson (CT)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  North Corridor LRT, TX                                                    $75,000,000  The President         Green, Al; Green, Gene; Jackson Lee (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Northwest/Southeast LRT MOS, TX                                           $86,249,717  The President         Johnson, Eddie Bernice
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Nostrand Ave BRT, NY                                                      $28,398,554  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Perris Valley Line, CA                                                    $23,490,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Rail Transit Project--East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center, HI                $55,000,000  The President         Hirono
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Second Avenue Subway Phase I, NY                                         $197,182,000  The President         Maloney
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Southeast Corridor LRT, TX                                                $75,000,000  The President         Green, Al; Green, Gene; Jackson Lee (TX)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  University Link LRT Extension, WA                                        $110,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Van Ness Avenue BRT, CA                                                   $15,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  Weber County to Salt Lake City Commuter Rail, UT                          $80,000,000  The President
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA                   CIG                  West Corridor LRT, CO                                                     $40,179,000  The President         DeGette
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                                                                                  DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                                                            [Congressionally Directed Spending Items]
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Agency             Account                                                    Project                                               Amount                      Requester(s)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DoT, OST       TPR&D;                    Chicago Aviation Education Initiative, IL                                                         $250,000  Rush
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DoT, OST       TPR&D;                    Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute, MN/WI                                                  $1,000,000  Obey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DoT, OST       TPR&D;                    New England Freight Rail Infrastructure Study, MA                                                 $300,000  Olver
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport Phase 1 Runway 4/22 Safety Area Improvements/Extension,         $750,000  Michaud
                                         ME
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Augusta Airport Runway Reconstruction and Safety Area Improvements, ME                            $500,000  Pingree (ME)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Charlotte Monroe Executive Airport Ramp, Taxiway and Related Improvements, NC                   $1,000,000  Kissell
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO) Extension of Runway 21, VA                                $500,000  Perriello
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Denver International Airport F7 Taxiway Construction, CO                                          $700,000  DeGette
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Grand Forks Regional Airport (GFK) Passenger Terminal--Phase III, ND                              $750,000  Pomeroy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Montrose Regional Airport Taxiway Bravo Extension, CO                                             $500,000  Salazar
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Outagamie County Regional Airport Taxiway, Apron, and Signage Improvements, WI                    $750,000  Kagen
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Taxiway Alpha, AZ                                      $1,000,000  Pastor (AZ); Mitchell
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Papa (P) and Related Improvements, AZ                              $1,000,000  Mitchell
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Sawyer County Airport Land Acquisition and Landing System Improvements, WI                      $1,750,000  Obey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Southwest Georgia Regional Airport Apron and Various Improvements, GA                             $500,000  Bishop (GA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Stinson Municipal Airport Taxilane Extension, TX                                                $1,000,000  Rodriguez
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            AIP                      Virginia Highlands Airport Design and Land Acquisition, VA                                        $750,000  Boucher
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FAA            F&E;                      Kingston Regional Airport ILS Upgrades, NC                                                        $500,000  Butterfield
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Arkansas River Trail, AR                                                                          $500,000  Snyder
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Blytheville Overpass, AR                                                                        $1,000,000  Berry
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Higdon Ferry Road Widening, Hot Springs, AR                                                     $1,000,000  Ross
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Holly Springs Road Project, DeSoto County, MS                                                   $1,250,000  Childers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    I-555 Floodway Access Road, Poinsett County, AR                                                 $1,500,000  Berry
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Northwest Tennessee Regional Port Authority, TN                                                   $500,000  Tanner
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Old Taylor Road Roundabouts, MS                                                                   $500,000  Childers
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Reconstruction and Widening of U.S. 627 Bridge over Interstate 75, Madison County, KY             $750,000  Chandler
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Ridge Road Extension, Pearl River County, MS                                                      $750,000  Taylor
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    South Three Notch Street Improvement Project, AL                                                  $750,000  Bright
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           Delta                    Washington Street Bridge Replacement, Vicksburg, MS                                             $1,500,000  Thompson (MS)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Berkeley Ferry Service, CA                                                                        $500,000  Pelosi; Lee (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Commuter Ferry, MA                                                                              $1,000,000  Capuano
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Ferry Landing in Pt. Mackenzie, AK                                                              $1,000,000  Young (AK)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Ferry Terminal Dock for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island, NY                                        $600,000  Nadler (NY)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Friday Harbor Ferry Terminal Pedestrian Access and Safety Improvements, WA                        $230,000  Larsen (WA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Golden Gate Ferry-Sausalito Ferry Facility Ramps and Gangways, CA                                 $500,000  Woolsey
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Long Branch Pier and Ferry Terminal Design, Engineering, and Project Management, NJ             $1,000,000  Pallone
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Port of Port Angeles Ferry Terminal Repairs, WA                                                 $1,000,000  Dicks
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Refurbishing, Enhancing, and Improving the Safety of the North and South Lynchburg Ferry          $700,000  Green, Gene
                                         Landings, TX
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Salem Wharf Pier Project, MA                                                                    $1,000,000  Tierney
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Vallejo Ferry Maintenance Facility, Vallejo, CA                                                   $750,000  Miller, George
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FB                       Vessel and Terminal Sewage Pump-out Systems Installation, Cape Cod, MA                          $1,000,000  Delahunt
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Blackstone River Bikeway, RI                                                                    $1,000,000  Kennedy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       BRAC-Related Improvements for Harford County, MD                                                $1,500,000  Ruppersberger; Kratovil
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       BRAC-Related Improvements, Anne Arundel County, MD                                              $1,500,000  Kratovil; Ruppersberger; Sarbanes
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       BRAC-Related Improvements, Montgomery County, MD                                                  $500,000  Van Hollen
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Diaz Ordaz International Border Crossing, TX                                                      $500,000  Cuellar
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Frederick Douglass Bridge Engineering, DC                                                         $500,000  Norton; Hoyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Gila County Control Road Improvements, AZ                                                       $1,000,000  Kirkpatrick (AZ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Golden Gate National Parks-Park Access, Transit and Trails, CA                                  $1,000,000  Pelosi
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Great Highway Long-Term Solution Planning, CA                                                     $500,000  Speier
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge-Repayment of Debt Service Owed to Arizona, AZ                          $1,000,000  Pastor (AZ)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Low Divide and Rowdy Creek Road Improvement Project, County of Del Norte, CA                      $750,000  Thompson (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Miccosukee Road Resurfacing Project, FL                                                         $1,100,000  Meek (FL); Hastings (FL); Wasserman Schultz
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       New Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Design and Construction Project, DC                      $2,000,000  Hoyer; Norton
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Pedestrian Access Bridge Over Dulles Airport Access and Toll Road, VA                           $1,000,000  Moran (VA)
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FHWA           FL                       Road Improvements, Wrangell Borough, AK                                                           $250,000  Young (AK)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           FL                       Saddle Road Improvements, Island of Hawaii, HI                                                    $750,000  Hirono
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FHWA           FL                       SH 125: Michigan River Bridge, Jackson, CO                                                        $750,000  Salazar
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FHWA           FL                       Southern Nevada Beltway Interchanges, NV                                                        $1,000,000  Titus; Berkley
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FHWA           FL                       State Route 347 Grade Separation, Maricopa, AZ                                                  $1,000,000  Grijalva; Pastor (AZ)
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FHWA           FL                       Stones River National Battlefield Auto Tour Road Expansion and Rehabilitation,                    $500,000  Gordon (TN)
                                         Murfreesboro, TN
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FHWA           FL                       Swan Mountain Shared Use Pathway, Breckenridge, CO                                                $750,000  Polis
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FHWA           FL                       Travis Air Force Base North Gate Access Improvements, CA                                          $750,000  Garamendi
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FHWA           FL                       U.S. 199 Safety Improvements, Cave Junction, OR                                                   $300,000  DeFazio
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FHWA           IMD                      Augusta North Connections-Exit 113, ME                                                          $1,000,000  Pingree (ME); Michaud
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FHWA           IMD                      Avalon Boulevard Interchange Modification at the I-405, Carson, CA                              $1,000,000  Richardson
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           IMD                      City of Moline I-74 Bridge Preconstruction and Construction, IL                                 $1,000,000  Hare
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           IMD                      Harrison County I-64 Interchange, IN                                                            $1,000,000  Hill
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FHWA           IMD                      I-294 at I-57 Interchange, IL                                                                   $1,000,000  Rush
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FHWA           IMD                      I-390 Interchange, NY                                                                           $1,250,000  Slaughter
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FHWA           IMD                      I-5 North Stockton Lane Widening and Improvements Project, CA                                   $1,250,000  McNerney; Cardoza
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FHWA           IMD                      I-5 Widening from I-605 North to I-710 Environmental Phase, CA                                  $1,000,000  Roybal-Allard; Napolitano
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           IMD                      I-5/Kuebler Boulevard Interchange Improvements, OR                                              $1,000,000  Schrader
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FHWA           IMD                      I-64/22nd Street Interchange Reconfiguration, MO                                                $1,000,000  Clay
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FHWA           IMD                      I-71 Corridor Access, Cincinnati, OH                                                            $1,000,000  Driehaus
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           IMD                      I-80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement Project, Berkeley, CA                                $1,000,000  Lee (CA)
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FHWA           IMD                      I-805/La Jolla Village Drive Interchange Project, San Diego, CA                                 $1,000,000  Davis (CA)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           IMD                      I-85 in Davidson and Rowan Counties, NC                                                         $1,000,000  Watt
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FHWA           IMD                      I-94 from East Dickinson Interchange, East-Westbound Lanes Reconstruction, Dickinson, ND        $1,000,000  Pomeroy
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FHWA           IMD                      I-95 Interchange at Yamato Road and Spanish River Boulevard Project, City of Boca Raton,          $500,000  Klein (FL)
                                         FL
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FHWA           IMD                      I-95 Upgrades in Robeson County, NC                                                             $1,000,000  McIntyre
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FHWA           IMD                      I-95/301 Interchange, SC                                                                        $2,000,000  Clyburn
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FHWA           IMD                      Interstate 225 and Colfax Avenue Reconfiguration, Aurora, CO                                    $1,250,000  Perlmutter
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FHWA           IMD                      Interstate 79/Mt. Morris Interchange Improvements, Greene County, PA                            $1,000,000  Critz
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FHWA           IMD                      North Stockton I-5 Interchanges and French Camp Interchange/Arch Sperry Road Extension,         $1,000,000  Cardoza; McNerney
                                         Stockton, CA
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FHWA           IMD                      Raton South I-25 Interchange Reconstruction, Raton, Colfax County, NM                             $750,000  Lujan
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FHWA           IMD                      Rehabilitate I-84 Bridges over Delaware and Neversink Rivers, NY                                $1,000,000  Hall (NY)
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FHWA           IMD                      Widening of I-35, Waco, TX                                                                      $2,000,000  Edwards (TX)
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FHWA           TCSP                     2nd Avenue Bridge Reconstruction, City of Cambridge, MN                                           $750,000  Oberstar
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FHWA           TCSP                     705 Connector, Morgantown, WV                                                                     $450,000  Mollohan
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FHWA           TCSP                     7th (a) Road Project, IN                                                                          $650,000  Donnelly (IN)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Alabama 210/Ross Clark Circle Safety Lighting Project, AL                                         $450,000  Bright
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FHWA           TCSP                     Ansonia Riverwalk, CT                                                                             $400,000  DeLauro
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FHWA           TCSP                     Barre Commons Road Reconstruction and Drainage Improvements, MA                                 $1,050,000  Olver
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FHWA           TCSP                     Bayamon Circulation Arteries, PR                                                                  $450,000  Pierluisi
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FHWA           TCSP                     Berry Hill Road Connector Road Engineering and Right of Way Acquisitions, Pittsylvania            $400,000  Perriello
                                         County, VA
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FHWA           TCSP                     Bethany Road Reconstruction and Improvements, Sycamore, IL                                        $650,000  Foster
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FHWA           TCSP                     Boulder Bikes to Business Project, Boulder, CO                                                    $250,000  Polis
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FHWA           TCSP                     Branford Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard Flood Improvements, CA                                $250,000  Berman
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FHWA           TCSP                     Broad/Main/Front/Hellertown Transportation Enhancements, Phase II, Quakertown, PA                 $450,000  Murphy, Patrick
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FHWA           TCSP                     Brooklyn Waterfront Transportation Study, Brooklyn, NY                                            $450,000  Nadler (NY)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Byberry Road and Bustleton Avenue Intersection Improvements, Philadelphia, PA                     $700,000  Schwartz
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FHWA           TCSP                     Capitol Expressway Pedestrian Improvements, CA                                                    $240,000  Lofgren, Zoe
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Carbon County Covered Bridge Repair Project, PA                                                   $250,000  Kanjorski
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FHWA           TCSP                     Carlton Avenue Bridge, Brooklyn, NY                                                               $900,000  Towns; Clarke
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FHWA           TCSP                     Chippewa Falls Downtown Reconstruction, WI                                                        $730,000  Obey
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FHWA           TCSP                     Columbus Bicentennial Bikeways-West Side Improvement, Columbus, OH                                $450,000  Kilroy
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FHWA           TCSP                     Construct Roadway and Bridges at the Intersection of Coalfields Expressway and King Coal          $900,000  Rahall
                                         Highway and from Dock Creek to Cedar Run, WV
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FHWA           TCSP                     Conway Village Main Street Streetscape and Pedestrian Improvements, NH                            $450,000  Shea-Porter
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Cooley Landing/San Francisco Bay Trail Construction, CA                                           $600,000  Eshoo
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FHWA           TCSP                     Coolidge Highway Resurfacing Project, MI                                                          $750,000  Levin
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FHWA           TCSP                     CSAH 12 Extension/TH 14 Interchange, MN                                                           $650,000  Walz
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FHWA           TCSP                     Design and Implementation of Transit Improvements at 83rd Street and Roosevelt Avenue,            $700,000  Crowley
                                         Jackson Heights, Queens, NY
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FHWA           TCSP                     Downtown Tacoma Streetscapes Improvement Project, WA                                            $1,000,000  Dicks
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FHWA           TCSP                     E. Stadium Bridges Replacement Project, City of Ann Arbor, MI                                     $450,000  Dingell
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FHWA           TCSP                     Eastern Gateway, MA                                                                               $900,000  Neal
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FHWA           TCSP                     Edison Road Extension, CT                                                                       $1,000,000  DeLauro
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FHWA           TCSP                     Emergency Road Access and Improvement Project, PA                                                 $650,000  Carney
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FHWA           TCSP                     Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Town of Tonawanda, Erie County, NY             $270,000  Slaughter; Higgins; Owens
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FHWA           TCSP                     First Avenue Bridge Replacement, NJ                                                               $360,000  Payne
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FHWA           TCSP                     Glenwood Road Pedestrian Safety Improvements, GA                                                  $450,000  Johnson (GA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Harbor Brook Flood Control, CT                                                                    $650,000  Murphy (CT)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Hays-Travis Trail System, TX                                                                      $650,000  Doggett
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FHWA           TCSP                     Holbrook--Traffic Safety Signalization--Kings Road and S. Franklin, MA                            $300,000  Lynch
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FHWA           TCSP                     I-75 Walking Bridge, St. Ignace, MI                                                               $450,000  Stupak
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FHWA           TCSP                     Improvements to U.S. Route 15, State Route 45, and St. Mary's Street in E. Buffalo                $450,000  Carney
                                         Township, PA
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FHWA           TCSP                     Intersection Improvements around State Center, Baltimore, MD                                      $650,000  Cummings
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FHWA           TCSP                     Jefferson Avenue Improvements, City of Detroit, MI                                                $650,000  Kilpatrick (MI)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Lake Champlain Bridge, NY                                                                         $400,000  Owens
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FHWA           TCSP                     Leesburg North Bypass, GA                                                                         $450,000  Bishop (GA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Legacy Farm Roadway and Main Street Improvements, Hopkinton, MA                                 $1,000,000  McGovern
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FHWA           TCSP                     Locust Avenue Bridge Replacement, City of Rye, NY                                                 $600,000  Lowey
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FHWA           TCSP                     Los Banos Bypass Segment One, Los Banos, Merced County, CA                                        $400,000  Cardoza
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FHWA           TCSP                     Lowry Avenue Bridge Replacement Phase II, Minneapolis, MN                                         $900,000  Ellison
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FHWA           TCSP                     Lyons Road Improvements Section IV, Coconut Creek, FL                                             $650,000  Deutch
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FHWA           TCSP                     Marin-Sonoma Narrows, CA                                                                          $450,000  Woolsey
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FHWA           TCSP                     MD5/MD373/Brandywine Interchange Project, Prince George, MD                                     $1,400,000  Hoyer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Phase 2B, CA                                                   $650,000  Chu; Schiff
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail Project, CA                                                   $450,000  Farr
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FHWA           TCSP                     Nassau County Street and Sidewalk Improvements, NY                                                $450,000  Israel
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FHWA           TCSP                     Nelson Hill Bridge Replacement, NY                                                                $100,000  Murphy (NY)
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FHWA           TCSP                     New York Avenue Improvement Project-32nd Street to 48th Street, Union City, NJ                    $450,000  Sires
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FHWA           TCSP                     Nogales Highway Railroad Bridge Overpass, AZ                                                      $900,000  Giffords
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     North Main Street Reconstruction, Columbia, SC                                                    $900,000  Clyburn
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FHWA           TCSP                     North Rhett Extension Project, SC                                                                 $500,000  Brown (SC)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Norwood Drive Reconstruction, PA                                                                  $700,000  Altmire
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     NW 66th Avenue Reconstruction and Kempton Bridge Replacement, Polk County, IA                     $450,000  Boswell
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FHWA           TCSP                     Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge Rehabilitation Project, Ogdensburg, NY                   $700,000  Owens
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Pratt Trail in Salt Lake City, UT                                                                 $650,000  Matheson
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FHWA           TCSP                     Raleigh Outer Loop, Wake County, NC                                                             $1,500,000  Price (NC)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Rand Avenue Reconstruction, IL                                                                    $600,000  Costello
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FHWA           TCSP                     Reconstruction of Congress Street Bridge, Bridgeport, CT                                          $450,000  Himes
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FHWA           TCSP                     Rehabilitation of Beacham Street, MA                                                              $550,000  Markey (MA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Repair and Resurfacing of Critical Streets, Belle Glade, Palm Beach County, FL                    $900,000  Hastings (FL)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Roadway Improvements-Route 70, Medford, NJ                                                        $450,000  Adler (NJ)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Roadway Restoration, Village of Ardsley, NY                                                       $500,000  Lowey
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FHWA           TCSP                     Rosemead Boulevard Underpass Repair Project, Pico Rivera, CA                                      $450,000  Napolitano
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FHWA           TCSP                     Route 1 Corridor Improvements Capital Project, MD                                                 $650,000  Sarbanes; Cummings
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FHWA           TCSP                     Route 1/Route 123 Interchange (Phase I), VA                                                       $500,000  Connolly (VA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Route 29/250 Bypass Interchange Improvements, Engineering, Design, and Construction,              $500,000  Perriello
                                         Albemarle County, VA
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FHWA           TCSP                     Route 35/202 at Pine Grove Court and Stony Street, NY                                             $250,000  Hall (NY)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Route 6 and Silver Cross Boulevard Intersection Widening and Roadway Improvement, New             $450,000  Halvorson
                                         Lenox, IL
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FHWA           TCSP                     Route 82 Reconstruction and Widening, North Royalton, OH                                          $650,000  Sutton
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FHWA           TCSP                     Rutland Creek Path, VT                                                                            $650,000  Welch
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FHWA           TCSP                     Sacramento Intermodal Transportation Facility, CA                                                 $500,000  Matsui
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FHWA           TCSP                     Safety Improvements on South Meadow Road, Clinton, MA                                             $250,000  McGovern
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FHWA           TCSP                     Scott Ranch Road Extension, AZ                                                                    $250,000  Kirkpatrick (AZ)
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FHWA           TCSP                     SE Main Avenue, 20th, 21st Street Underpass and Ancillary Improvements, City of Moorhead,         $450,000  Peterson
                                         MN
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FHWA           TCSP                     Seiberling Way Bridge Replacement, OH                                                             $450,000  Ryan (OH)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Sellwood Bridge Replacement Project, Multnomah County, OR                                         $650,000  Blumenauer; Schrader; Wu
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FHWA           TCSP                     Sharpes Ferry Bridge, FL                                                                          $900,000  Grayson
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FHWA           TCSP                     Shot Pouch Creek Trail, SC                                                                        $650,000  Spratt
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FHWA           TCSP                     Sidewalk Construction in Ashland, Cherryland and Castro Valley Communities, Alameda               $200,000  Lee (CA)
                                         County, CA
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FHWA           TCSP                     Southeast Connector Final Design, Des Moines, IA                                                  $650,000  Boswell
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FHWA           TCSP                     SR 510 Yelm Loop Project, WA                                                                      $250,000  Smith (WA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     SR 54, McDonough Road to U.S. 19/41 in Clayton County, GA                                         $650,000  Scott (GA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Stansbury Transportation Improvements, KY                                                         $650,000  Yarmuth
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FHWA           TCSP                     Structural Bridge Repairs, Fort Lauderdale, FL                                                    $250,000  Klein (FL)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Telegraph Road Realignment, CA                                                                    $450,000  Sanchez, Linda
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FHWA           TCSP                     Transportation Corridor Study, Greencastle/Putnam County, IN                                      $450,000  Ellsworth
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FHWA           TCSP                     U.S. 34 Akron East Chip Seal, CO                                                                $1,000,000  Markey (CO)
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FHWA           TCSP                     U.S. 50/Watt Avenue Interchange Modification, CA                                                  $400,000  Matsui
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FHWA           TCSP                     U.S. Highway 101 High Occupancy Vehicle Widening Project, Carpinteria Creek Bridge,               $650,000  Capps
                                         Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, CA
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FHWA           TCSP                     Unser Boulevard Extension, NM                                                                   $1,000,000  Heinrich
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FHWA           TCSP                     U.S. 401 in Cumberland, Harnett and Wake Counties, NC                                             $650,000  Etheridge
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FHWA           TCSP                     U.S. 281/FM493 Overpass, Hidalgo County, TX                                                       $450,000  Hinojosa
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FHWA           TCSP                     Vesta Street Overpass, San Diego, CA                                                              $450,000  Davis (CA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Veterans Medical City Connector, FL                                                               $650,000  Kosmas
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FHWA           TCSP                     Village of Barrington Route 14 Underpass, IL                                                      $550,000  Bean
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FHWA           TCSP                     Walk Winthrop and the HarborWalk, MA                                                              $750,000  Markey (MA)
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FHWA           TCSP                     Warrensville/Van Aken Transit Oriented, OH                                                        $450,000  Fudge
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FHWA           TCSP                     Washington Boulevard Traffic Signal Modernization, Commerce, CA                                   $650,000  Roybal-Allard
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FHWA           TCSP                     Westchase District Intermodal Transit and Pedestrian Access Improvements, TX                      $450,000  Green, Al
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FHWA           TCSP                     Widening of Route 50 in Chillicothe, Ross County, OH                                              $450,000  Space
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FRA            Grade Crossings          Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Cayuga County, NY                              $360,000  Arcuri; Murphy (NY); Owens; Tonko
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FRA            Grade Crossings          Empire Corridor West High Speed Rail Improvements, Oneida County, NY                              $625,000  Murphy (NY); Arcuri; Tonko
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FRA            Grade Crossings          Improvement to Safety Devices at Highway/Railway Grade Crossings, WI                              $750,000  Baldwin
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FRA            Grade Crossings          Traffic Separation Studies in Durham and Wake County, NC                                          $500,000  Price (NC)
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FRA            Research                 Northern Lights Express Intercity Passenger Rail Study, MN                                        $500,000  Oberstar
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FTA            AA                       Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Tier 2 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Preliminary                    $700,000  Lewis (GA)
                                         Engineering, GA
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FTA            AA                       Glassboro Camden Line EIS Project, NJ                                                             $750,000  Andrews
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FTA            AA                       Interstate 94 Transit Corridor, Ramsey and Washington Counties, MN                                $750,000  McCollum
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            AA                       LYNX Bus Rapid Transit Alternative Analysis, FL                                                   $500,000  Brown, Corrine
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            AA                       Naval Station Norfolk Light Rail Study, VA                                                        $250,000  Nye
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FTA            AA                       OCTA Santa Ana-Garden Grove Fixed Guideway Construction, Santa Ana, CA                            $250,000  Sanchez, Loretta
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FTA            AA                       Orange Line Extension Preliminary Engineering, IL                                                 $475,000  Lipinski
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            AA                       Phoenix West (Formerly I-10 West) Light Rail Extension, Phoenix, AZ                             $1,000,000  Pastor (AZ)
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FTA            AA                       Red Line Extension, IL                                                                          $1,500,000  Jackson (IL)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            AA                       South Central Avenue Light Rail Feasibility Study, Phoenix, AZ                                    $750,000  Pastor (AZ)
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FTA            Bus                       Chicago Union Station Improvements, IL                                                           $500,000  Davis (IL); Gutierrez
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            Bus                       PVTA Regional Transit Traveler Information Systems Project, MA                                 $1,000,000  Olver
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            Bus                      Aberdeen Intermodal Transit Center, MD                                                            $750,000  Ruppersberger
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            Bus                      ACE Boulder Highway Rapid Transit Project, NV                                                   $2,000,000  Titus; Berkley
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            Bus                      Bay Town Trolley Multi-Modal Facility, FL                                                         $500,000  Boyd
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FTA            Bus                      Bergen Intermodal Improvements, NJ                                                              $2,000,000  Rothman (NJ); Pascrell
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FTA            Bus                      Berkshire Regional Transit Authority, MA                                                        $1,000,000  Olver
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FTA            Bus                      Bloomington Hybrid Buses, IN                                                                      $250,000  Hill
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FTA            Bus                      Brownsville Multi-Modal Terminal Facility, TX                                                     $500,000  Ortiz
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FTA            Bus                      Bus and Bus Facilities, VI                                                                      $1,000,000  Christensen
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FTA            Bus                      Bus Replacement, Westchester County, NY                                                         $2,000,000  Lowey; Engel
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FTA            Bus                      Capital Area Transit Bus and Bus Facilities, PA                                                   $700,000  Holden
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FTA            Bus                      Chatham Area Transit Bus Replacement, GA                                                        $1,000,000  Barrow
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FTA            Bus                      Chicago Ridge Metra Station Improvements, IL                                                      $190,000  Lipinski
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FTA            Bus                      City of Rialto Metrolink Parking Lot Improvement, CA                                              $700,000  Baca
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FTA            Bus                      City of San Bernardino Intermodal Transit Center, CA                                              $500,000  Baca
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FTA            Bus                      City of Sante Fe Transit Department Bus Purchase, NM                                              $250,000  Lujan
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FTA            Bus                      Colorado Transit Coalition Statewide Bus and Bus Facilities, CO                                 $5,000,000  Polis; DeGette; Markey (CO); Perlmutter;
                                                                                                                                                     Salazar
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FTA            Bus                      Coralville Intermodal Center, IA                                                                  $700,000  Loebsack
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FTA            Bus                      Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority, TX                                              $500,000  Ortiz
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FTA            Bus                      COTA Electronic Fare Payment System, Columbus, OH                                               $1,300,000  Kilroy
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FTA            Bus                      Cypress Park Transit Bus and Bus Facilities, Los Angeles, CA                                      $400,000  Becerra
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FTA            Bus                      Dallas Area Rapid Transit Bus CNG Procurement, TX                                                 $800,000  Johnson, Eddie Bernice
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FTA            Bus                      DAV Vehicles, Northport, NY                                                                       $500,000  Bishop (NY)
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FTA            Bus                      Dutchess County Mass Transit Facility Project, NY                                                 $500,000  Hinchey
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FTA            Bus                      El Paso New Operations/Maintenance Facility, TX                                                 $1,500,000  Reyes
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FTA            Bus                      Fair Lawn Community Shuttle Bus Program, NJ                                                       $315,000  Rothman (NJ)
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FTA            Bus                      Falls Church Bus and Bus Facilities, VA                                                           $725,000  Moran (VA)
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FTA            Bus                      Flint MTA Conversion of Paratransit Facilities to CNG, MI                                         $750,000  Kildee
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FTA            Bus                      Goldsboro Union Station, NC                                                                       $500,000  Butterfield
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FTA            Bus                      Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Clifton Boulevard Transit Enhancements, OH           $750,000  Kucinich
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FTA            Bus                      Greater Cleveland Warrensville/Van Aken Multi-Modal Facility, OH                                  $550,000  Fudge
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FTA            Bus                      Greater Southeast Transit Terminal, Houston, TX                                                   $500,000  Jackson Lee (TX)
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FTA            Bus                      GRTC Downtown Multimodal Center, Richmond, VA                                                     $500,000  Scott (VA)
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FTA            Bus                      IndyGo Transit Bus Replacement Project, IN                                                      $1,000,000  Carson (IN)
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FTA            Bus                      Joliet Multimodal Transportation Center, IL                                                       $550,000  Halvorson
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FTA            Bus                      JTA Regional Transit Authority Multi-Modal Facility, FL                                           $500,000  Brown, Corrine
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FTA            Bus                      LexTran Vehicle Maintenance Facility Improvements, KY                                             $600,000  Chandler
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FTA            Bus                      Littleton Intermodal Parking Facility, MA                                                       $1,200,000  Tsongas
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FTA            Bus                      Los Angeles Boyle Heights DASH Bus, CA                                                            $420,000  Roybal-Allard
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FTA            Bus                      Los Angeles Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Transit Vehicles, CA                                   $300,000  Sanchez, Linda; Roybal-Allard
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FTA            Bus                      Los Angeles Midtown DASH Community Circulator Bus Expansion Project, CA                         $1,000,000  Watson
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FTA            Bus                      Los Lunas Intermodal Transportation Center, NM                                                  $1,000,000  Teague
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FTA            Bus                      MARTA Bus, Bus Facilities and Security Improvements, GA                                         $3,000,000  Johnson (GA); Lewis (GA); Scott (GA)
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FTA            Bus                      METRO Bus and Bus Facilities, Houston, TX                                                       $1,000,000  Jackson Lee (TX); Green, Gene; Green, Al
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FTA            Bus                      Milwaukee County Buses, WI                                                                      $1,000,000  Moore (WI)
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FTA            Bus                      Montebello Bus Lines and Norwalk Transit Agency Bus Replacement Project, CA                       $500,000  Napolitano
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FTA            Bus                      Monterey-Salinas Transit Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Security Systems                $800,000  Farr
                                         Upgrade, CA
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FTA            Bus                      Municipal Transit Operators Coalition Clean Fuel Bus Purchase, CA                               $2,000,000  Waters; Harman; Watson
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FTA            Bus                      Mustang Park and Ride Structure, Scottsdale, AZ                                                   $500,000  Mitchell
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FTA            Bus                      New Center Intermodal Transportation Facility, Wayne, MI                                        $1,350,000  Kilpatrick (MI)
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FTA            Bus                      Newburyport Intermodal Parking Facility, MA                                                       $500,000  Tierney
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FTA            Bus                      Pace Paratransit Vehicles, IL                                                                   $1,400,000  Foster; Bean; Davis (IL); Gutierrez; Jackson
                                                                                                                                                     (IL); Quigley; Schakowsky
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FTA            Bus                      Port Authority Allegheny County Hybrid Buses, PA                                                  $600,000  Doyle
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FTA            Bus                      Port of Galveston Transit Terminal Parking, TX                                                  $1,250,000  Paul
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FTA            Bus                      Potomac Yard-Crystal City Transit Way, VA                                                       $1,250,000  Moran (VA)
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FTA            Bus                      Replacement Buses for Urban Transit Systems in the Triangle, NC                                 $2,500,000  Price (NC); Etheridge; Miller (NC)
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FTA            Bus                      Riverview Corridor Bus Acquisition and Facilities, MN                                             $750,000  McCollum
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FTA            Bus                      Rochester Intermodal Transportation Center, NY                                                  $2,500,000  Slaughter
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FTA            Bus                      SEPTA 69th Street Terminal, PA                                                                    $500,000  Sestak
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FTA            Bus                      SEPTA Levittown Station Intermodal Improvements, PA                                               $600,000  Murphy, Patrick
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FTA            Bus                      South Hampton Roads Satellite Transit Operating Facility, VA                                    $1,500,000  Nye
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FTA            Bus                      Southern Maryland Commuter Bus Initiative, MD                                                   $1,500,000  Hoyer
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FTA            Bus                      Stark Area Buses Regional Transit Authority, OH                                                   $800,000  Boccieri
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FTA            Bus                      Suffolk County Bus and Bus Facilities, NY                                                         $750,000  Bishop (NY)
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FTA            Bus                      Tennessee Statewide Bus and Bus Facilities, TN                                                  $1,000,000  Davis (TN)
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FTA            Bus                      Transit Center, California State University, Northridge, CA                                       $500,000  Sherman
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FTA            Bus                      Unified Government Transit Buses and Bus Facilities, KS                                           $800,000  Moore (KS)
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FTA            Bus                      Union Passenger Terminal, LA                                                                    $1,250,000  Cao
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FTA            Bus                      Union Station Intermodal Center, DC                                                               $500,000  Norton
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FTA            Bus                      Vacaville Intermodal Station-Phase 2, Vacaville, CA                                               $750,000  Miller, George
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FTA            Bus                      VIA Bus Fleet Modernization, TX                                                                 $2,400,000  Rodriguez; Gonzalez
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FTA            Bus                      VIA Fredericksburg Road Bus Rapid Transit Corridor, TX                                          $1,000,000  Gonzalez
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FTA            Bus                      Washington Avenue Port Plaza and Intermodal Center, WA                                          $1,000,000  Dicks
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FTA            Bus                      Watts DASH Community Circulator Bus Project, CA                                                   $200,000  Richardson
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FTA            CIG                      Baltimore Red Line, MD                                                                          $1,500,000  Cummings; Sarbanes
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FTA            CIG                      BART Silicon Valley Project, CA                                                                 $2,000,000  Honda; Lofgren, Zoe
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FTA            CIG                      Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, CA                                                                  $750,000  Harman; Schiff; Waters; Watson
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FTA            CIG                      Downtown Transit Corridor Program, Downtown Circulator -- The Wave, FL                          $1,750,000  Wasserman Schultz; Hastings (FL)
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FTA            CIG                      Green Line Extension to Route 16 from Tufts, MA                                                   $500,000  Capuano
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FTA            CIG                      Houston Commuter Rail Service in Harris and Fort Bend County (US 90A), TX                       $1,000,000  Green, Al; Green, Gene; Jackson Lee (TX)
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FTA            CIG                      Purple Line, MD                                                                                 $1,500,000  Edwards (MD); Van Hollen
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FTA            CIG                      Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), CA                                                      $1,000,000  Woolsey
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FTA            CIG                      South Shore Commuter Rail Capital Reinvestment Plan, NICTD, IN                                  $1,000,000  Visclosky
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FTA            CIG                      Stamford Urban Transitway, CT                                                                   $1,000,000  Himes
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FTA            CIG                      West Eugene EmX, OR                                                                             $1,000,000  DeFazio
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FTA            Research                 City of College Station Public Transportation Initiative, TX                                      $150,000  Edwards (TX)
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FTA            Research                 CTAA Job links, DC                                                                              $2,400,000  Olver
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FTA            Research                 Project Transit, Philadelphia, PA                                                               $1,000,000  Fattah
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FTA            Research                 Queens College Barriers to Public Transportation Survey, NY                                       $250,000  Weiner
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                                                                           DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
                                                                            [Congressionally Directed Spending Items]
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     Agency          Account                        Recipient                                                      Project                                      Amount          Requester(s)
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HUD              EDI             American Legion Post 139, CA                     Rehabilitation and Renovation of an American Legion Hall                         $95,000  Schiff
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HUD              EDI             American Red Cross, Cincinnati Area Chapter, OH  Construction and Build Out of a Regional Red Cross Hub                          $750,000  Driehaus
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HUD              EDI             Appalachia Service Project, TN                   Home Repair Program for Low-Income Families                                     $350,000  Davis (TN)
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HUD              EDI             ARC Community Services, MA                       Renovate a Building that Provides Services for Individuals with                 $300,000  Olver
                                                                                   Developmental Disabilities
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HUD              EDI             Ashunti Residential Management Systems Inc., IL  Renovation of Existing Facilities                                               $600,000  Davis (IL)
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HUD              EDI             Atlanta Center for Civil and Human Rights, GA    Construction of a Civil Rights Museum and Visitor Center in Downtown            $500,000  Lewis (GA)
                                                                                   Atlanta
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HUD              EDI             Black Economic Union of Greater Kansas City, MO  Planning, Design, Renovation and Revitalization of a Historic Building        $1,000,000  Cleaver
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HUD              EDI             Blue Springs Hoke County CDC, NC                 Acquisition of Land for an Affordable Housing Initiative                        $500,000  Kissell
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HUD              EDI             Boys Town of Chicago, IL                         Construction of Housing for Low-Income Youth                                    $500,000  Gutierrez
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HUD              EDI             Bristol Boys and Girls Club Association, CT      Planning, Design and Construction of a Boys and Girls Club                    $1,000,000  Larson (CT)
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HUD              EDI             Brooke County Commission, WV                     Development and Construction of a Park and Memorial                             $400,000  Mollohan
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HUD              EDI             Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, NY   Design and Construction of a Facility                                           $500,000  Velazquez; Towns
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HUD              EDI             Bucks County Housing Development Corporation,    Construction of Affordable Housing for Disabled Veterans                        $500,000  Murphy, Patrick
                                  PA
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HUD              EDI             CAMBA, Inc., NY                                  Construction of Supportive Housing                                            $1,000,000  Clarke
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HUD              EDI             Chabad of the Valley, CA                         Renovation of a Facility                                                        $250,000  Sherman
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HUD              EDI             Charles City County, VA                          Construction of a Library Facility                                              $500,000  Scott (VA)
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HUD              EDI             Charles County, Department of Community          Renovation of Low-Income Housing                                                $300,000  Hoyer
                                  Services, MD
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HUD              EDI             Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., AZ                  Building Rehabilitation for a Workforce Readiness Center                        $400,000  Pastor (AZ)
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HUD              EDI             Children's Museum of Tampa, FL                   Construction of a Facility                                                      $750,000  Castor (FL)
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HUD              EDI             City of Albany, NY                               Construction and Renovation of a Facility                                       $750,000  Tonko
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HUD              EDI             City of Astoria, OR                              Construction of a Park                                                          $800,000  Wu
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HUD              EDI             City of Burbank, CA                              Planning, Design and Construction of a Library                                  $100,000  Schiff
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HUD              EDI             City of Canton, OH                               Infrastructure Improvement and Streetscaping for Mahoning Road Economic         $500,000  Boccieri
                                                                                   Development Project
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HUD              EDI             City of Chicago, IL                              Construction of Veterans Housing                                                $750,000  Quigley
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HUD              EDI             City of Cleburne, TX                             Construction of the Lake Pat Cleburne Trail System                              $250,000  Edwards (TX)
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HUD              EDI             City of Cortland, NY                             Engineering, Preparation and Construction of a Community Center                 $400,000  Arcuri
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HUD              EDI             City of Creedmoor, NC                            Planning and Design for a Community Center                                      $500,000  Miller (NC)
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HUD              EDI             City of Dubuque, IA                              Renovation of Buildings to Create Affordable Workforce Housing                  $750,000  Braley (IA)
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HUD              EDI             City of Durham, NC                               Streetscaping of Fayetteville Street Corridor Project                           $500,000  Price (NC)
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HUD              EDI             City of Ecorse, MI                               Demolition of Blighted Buildings                                              $1,000,000  Kilpatrick (MI)
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HUD              EDI             City of Enterprise, AL                           Demolition, Planning, Construction, and Renovation of Downtown Business         $500,000  Bright
                                                                                   District
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HUD              EDI             City of Fort Lauderdale, FL                      Streetscaping in Underserved Communities                                        $500,000  Hastings (FL)
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HUD              EDI             City of Fullerton, CA                            Demolition, Planning, Design and Construction of a Community Center             $500,000  Sanchez, Loretta
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HUD              EDI             City of Gary, IN                                 Demolition of Buildings and Neighborhood Redevelopment                          $500,000  Visclosky
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HUD              EDI             City of Glens Falls, NY                          Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation of a Community Service Center               $500,000  Murphy (NY)
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HUD              EDI             City of Gonzales, LA                             Park Improvements                                                               $250,000  Melancon
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HUD              EDI             City of Grants, NM                               Planning, Design, Construction and Build Out of a Library                       $750,000  Teague
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HUD              EDI             City of Green Bay, WI                            Demolition of a Blighted Building                                             $1,000,000  Kagen
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HUD              EDI             City of Inkster, MI                              Construction of a Senior Center                                                 $550,000  Dingell
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HUD              EDI             City of La Joya, TX                              Construction of Youth Facilities                                                $500,000  Cuellar
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HUD              EDI             City of Lawndale, CA                             Design and Construction of a Community Center                                   $500,000  Waters
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HUD              EDI             City of Mount Rainier, MD                        Planning and Design of a Library                                                $350,000  Van Hollen
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HUD              EDI             City of New Bedford, MA                          Demolition and Construction of an ADA-Compliant Pedestrian Bridge               $750,000  Frank (MA)
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HUD              EDI             City of Port Orchard, WA                         Parcel Acquisition and Project Design                                           $500,000  Dicks
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HUD              EDI             City of River Rouge, MI                          Demolition of Blighted Buildings                                                $500,000  Kilpatrick (MI)
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HUD              EDI             City of Salem, OR                                Construct Waterline Improvements                                                $500,000  Schrader
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HUD              EDI             City of Stevens Point, WI                        Environmental Remediation and Development within the City of Stevens            $750,000  Obey
                                                                                   Point
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HUD              EDI             City of Toledo, OH                               Ohio Broadway Street Corridor Enhancement                                     $1,000,000  Kaptur
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HUD              EDI             City of Tucson, AZ                               Stabilization and Renovation of the Historic Marist College Building            $500,000  Grijalva
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HUD              EDI             City of Warren, MI                               Facility and Security Improvements to Senior Apartments                         $750,000  Levin
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HUD              EDI             City of Winter Park, FL                          Acquisition of Land for Expansion of a Park                                     $250,000  Kosmas
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HUD              EDI             City of Worcester, MA                            Gardner-Kilby-Hammond Neighborhood Revitalization                               $450,000  McGovern
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HUD              EDI             Community Advocates, Inc., WI                    Acquisition and Remodeling of a Facility                                        $250,000  Moore (WI)
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HUD              EDI             Community Development Corporation of South       Redevelopment of the Former Searles Bryant School Complex in Great              $600,000  Olver
                                  Berkshire, MA                                    Barrington
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HUD              EDI             Community Food Bank, Inc., AZ                    Installation of Solar Panels                                                    $200,000  Giffords
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HUD              EDI             Community Hospitals of Central California        Design, Construction, Engineering, Furnishings and Equipment                    $750,000  Costa
                                  Foundation, dba Community Medical Foundation,
                                  CA
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HUD              EDI             Comprehensive Community Action, Inc., RI         Renovations including Energy Efficient Upgrades                                 $250,000  Langevin
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HUD              EDI             Concourse House, HDFC, NY                        Renovation of a Facility                                                        $150,000  Serrano
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HUD              EDI             Connecticut Food Bank, Inc., CT                  Renovation of a Facility                                                      $1,000,000  DeLauro
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HUD              EDI             Coos County Historical Society, OR               Planning, Development and Construction of a Facility                            $500,000  DeFazio
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HUD              EDI             Covenant House, LA                               Acquisition of Land for a Low-Income Youth Initiative                           $250,000  Cao
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HUD              EDI             Davis Street Community Center, Inc., CA          Building Acquisition                                                            $500,000  Stark
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HUD              EDI             Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, Inc., WI   Construction of a Domestic Violence Shelter                                     $300,000  Baldwin
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HUD              EDI             East Hartford Housing Authority, CT              ADA Upgrades to and Renovation of a Community Center                            $500,000  Larson (CT)
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HUD              EDI             Emlenton Borough, PA                             Redevelopment of a Former Industrial Site                                       $150,000  Dahlkemper
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HUD              EDI             Essex County Family Justice Center, NJ           Renovations of Essex County Family Justice Center                               $700,000  Payne; Pascrell;
                                                                                                                                                                             Sires
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HUD              EDI             Family Service Association of San Antonio, TX    Renovation and Upgrades of a Roof, HVAC and Other Facilities                    $500,000  Gonzalez
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HUD              EDI             Friends of the Waterboro Public Library, ME      Construction of a Community Center                                              $500,000  Pingree (ME)
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HUD              EDI             Glenridge Senior Citizen Multi-Service &         Construction of a Community Center                                              $230,000  Velazquez
                                  Advisory Center, Inc, NY
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HUD              EDI             Hilltown Community Development Corporation, MA   Development of Energy-Efficient Affordable Senior Housing                       $300,000  Olver
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HUD              EDI             Historic Seattle, WA                             Restoration and Preservation of Washington Hall                                 $475,000  McDermott
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HUD              EDI             Island Municipality of Rota, MP                  Design and Renovation of a Facility                                             $500,000  Sablan
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HUD              EDI             Isles, Inc., NJ                                  Construction of a Green Job Training Center                                     $300,000  Holt
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HUD              EDI             Josephine Solomon Ellis Foundation--CDC, PA      Construction of Low-Income Housing                                              $500,000  Brady (PA)
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HUD              EDI             Joseph's Home, Inc., NY                          Rehabilitation of a Community Room for Veterans                                 $350,000  Engel
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HUD              EDI             Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, NY                   Construction, Renovations and Equipment                                          $75,000  Crowley
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HUD              EDI             Kittay House, Jewish Home Lifecare, Inc, NY      Building Renovation and Repairs                                                 $200,000  Serrano
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HUD              EDI             Lake Eufaula Association, OK                     Construction of a Facility                                                      $400,000  Boren
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HUD              EDI             Lawrence Economic Development Corporation, OH    Redevelopment of a Park                                                         $700,000  Wilson (OH)
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HUD              EDI             Liberty House Shelter Inc, NH                    Building Acquisition for Housing for Homeless Veterans                          $250,000  Shea-Porter
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HUD              EDI             Los Angeles County Department of Parks and       Construction of a Park                                                          $300,000  Schiff
                                  Recreation, CA
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HUD              EDI             Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, MN         Renovation of Homes for the Disabled                                            $225,000  Oberstar; Ellison
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HUD              EDI             Luzerne County Commissioners, PA                 Infrastructure Improvements at the Crestwood and Hanover Industrial             $750,000  Kanjorski
                                                                                   Parks
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HUD              EDI             Martin House Restoration Corporation, NY         Restoration and Improvements to the Historic Darwin Martin House Home         $1,000,000  Higgins; Slaughter
                                                                                   and Complex
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HUD              EDI             Middlesex Community College, MA                  Planning, Design and Renovation of a Historic Building                          $300,000  Tsongas
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HUD              EDI             Morehouse College, GA                            Construction of a Facility to Display the Papers of Martin Luther King,         $500,000  Lewis (GA)
                                                                                   Jr.
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HUD              EDI             Mount Washington Community Development           Planning and Construction of a Trail                                            $100,000  Doyle
                                  Corporation, PA
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HUD              EDI             Municipality of Yauco, PR                        Construction of a Children's Playground                                         $150,000  Pierluisi
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HUD              EDI             Museum for African Art, NY                       Streetscaping                                                                   $500,000  Rangel
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HUD              EDI             My Sister's House, CA                            Renovation of Asian and Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Survivor Home        $250,000  Matsui
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HUD              EDI             National Civil Rights Museum, TN                 Renovation of a Facility                                                        $750,000  Cohen
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HUD              EDI             Nepperhan Community Center, Inc., NY             Renovation of a Community Center                                                $200,000  Engel
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HUD              EDI             New River Community and Technical College, WV    Acquisition and Renovation of a Building to be Used as Technical                $600,000  Rahall
                                                                                   Training Center
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HUD              EDI             Niles Township Government, IL                    Renovation of a Facility for the Niles Township Food Pantry                     $250,000  Schakowsky
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HUD              EDI             Northern Illinois Food Bank, IL                  Construction of a Facility                                                      $300,000  Foster
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HUD              EDI             Old Sturbridge Village, MA                       Renovation of Historic Buildings                                                $135,000  Neal
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HUD              EDI             Paul J. Cooper Center for Human Services, Inc.,  Building Acquisition, Renovation, Expansion and Build out of a Facility         $300,000  Towns
                                  NY
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HUD              EDI             People in Progress, Inc., CA                     Acquisition of a Building for Homeless Veterans                                 $380,000  Berman
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HUD              EDI             Porter County Government, IN                     Streetscaping                                                                   $500,000  Visclosky
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HUD              EDI             Positive Workforce INC., NY                      Completion of a Job Training Facility                                           $250,000  Rangel
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HUD              EDI             Project Angel Food, CA                           Installation of a Roof and Solar Energy Panels                                  $150,000  Becerra
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HUD              EDI             ProLiteracy, NY                                  Planning, Design and Construction of a Building                               $1,000,000  Maffei
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HUD              EDI             Providence Community Action Program, RI          Renovation and Rehabilitation of a Community Center                             $750,000  Langevin
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HUD              EDI             Rebuilding Together Broward County, Inc., FL     Renovations to Low-Income Housing                                               $250,000  Wasserman Schultz
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HUD              EDI             Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, MN            Planning, Design and Construction of a Multi-Purpose Facility                 $1,000,000  Peterson
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HUD              EDI             Redevelopment Authority of the County of         Redevelopment of a Brownfield Site                                              $250,000  Critz
                                  Westmoreland, PA
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HUD              EDI             Rum River Health Services, Inc., MN              Construction of Temporary and Permanent Supportive Housing Units                $500,000  Oberstar
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HUD              EDI             Senior Services of Snohomish County, WA          Construction and Equipment for a Service Delivery Facility                      $500,000  Larsen (WA)
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HUD              EDI             Southern Queens Park Association, Inc., NY       Modernization and Improvements to Roy Wilkins Complex                           $800,000  Meeks (NY)
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HUD              EDI             St. Louis Development Corporation, MO            Development of Road and Stormwater Infrastructure for Carondelet Commons        $750,000  Carnahan
                                                                                   Business Park Development
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HUD              EDI             Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners,   Engineering, Design and Construction of a Library                               $500,000  Boyd
                                  FL
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HUD              EDI             The Children's Aid Society's Goodhue Center, NY  Acquisition of Land for a Park                                                $1,000,000  McMahon
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HUD              EDI             The Children's Campus of Kansas City, Inc., KS   Facility Upgrades                                                               $200,000  Moore (KS)
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HUD              EDI             The Neighborhood House Charter School, MA        Planning and Construction of a Facility                                         $300,000  Lynch
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HUD              EDI             The Resurrection Project, IL                     Planning, Design, and Construction of a Residence Hall for Low-Income           $500,000  Gutierrez
                                                                                   Youth
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HUD              EDI             Three Square Food Bank, NV                       Construction of a Solar Power Array                                             $750,000  Berkley; Titus
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HUD              EDI             Tibbits Opera House, MI                          Renovation and Restoration of a Facility                                        $150,000  Schauer
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HUD              EDI             Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of              Construction of a Facility                                                    $2,500,000  Kaptur
                                  Governments, OH
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HUD              EDI             Town of Braintree, MA                            Restoration and Rehabilitation of the Original Thayer Library                   $500,000  Lynch
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HUD              EDI             Town of Hempstead, Department of Planning &      Streetscaping                                                                   $750,000  McCarthy (NY)
                                  Economic Development, NY
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HUD              EDI             Town of Islip, NY                                Restoration and Renovation of Veteran Facilities                                $500,000  Israel
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HUD              EDI             Town of Madison, WI                              Construction of the Novation Technology Campus Redevelopment Project            $500,000  Baldwin
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HUD              EDI             Town of North Castle, NY                         Streetscaping                                                                   $200,000  Lowey
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HUD              EDI             Town of Seymour, CT                              Construction of a Community Center                                              $100,000  DeLauro
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HUD              EDI             Town of South Boston, VA                         Renovations and Development of a Community Center                               $750,000  Perriello
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HUD              EDI             Town of Sprague, CT                              Renovation of a Senior Housing Complex                                          $750,000  Courtney
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HUD              EDI             Town of Steilacoom, WA                           Construction and Expansion of a Community Center                                $500,000  Smith (WA)
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HUD              EDI             Township of Moorestown, NJ                       Reconstruction of a Library                                                     $750,000  Adler (NJ)
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HUD              EDI             Tubman African American Museum, GA               Construction of a Facility                                                      $500,000  Marshall
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HUD              EDI             Ulster County, NY                                Rehabilitation and Stabilization of a National Historic Landmark                $350,000  Hinchey
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HUD              EDI             Union City Family Support Center, PA             Renovation of a Facility                                                        $200,000  Dahlkemper
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HUD              EDI             Variety Boys and Girls Club, CA                  Demolition and Reconstruction of a Facility                                     $200,000  Roybal-Allard
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HUD              EDI             Veterans Green Jobs, CO                          Planning, Design and Renovation of a Disabled Veterans Green Jobs               $500,000  Salazar
                                                                                   Training Center
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HUD              EDI             Veterans Museum of Mid Ohio Valley, WV           Acquisition, Construction and Renovation of a Veterans Museum                   $300,000  Mollohan
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HUD              EDI             Veterans of Foreign Wars, William F. Taylor      Renovation of a Veterans Facility                                                $70,000  Bishop (NY)
                                  Post 9486, NY
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HUD              EDI             Vienna Town Council, VA                          Streetscaping                                                                   $500,000  Connolly (VA)
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HUD              EDI             Village of North Riverside, IL                   Construction and Build Out of a Park                                            $135,000  Lipinski
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HUD              EDI             Village of Port Washington, NY                   Revitalization of Manhasset Bay Waterfront                                      $750,000  Ackerman
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HUD              EDI             Whitman Walker Clinic, Inc., DC                  Planning, Design and Construction                                               $400,000  Norton
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HUD              EDI             Williamsburg County, SC                          Construction of a Community Center                                            $1,000,000  Clyburn
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HUD              EDI             Woodward Development Corporation, OH             Renovation of a Building in Downtown Mount Vernon                               $750,000  Space
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HUD              EDI             Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation  Streetscaping and Infrastructure for WORC Commercial Center                     $500,000  Brady (PA); Fattah
                                  (WORC), PA
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HUD              EDI             YMCA of San Diego County, CA                     Planning, Design and Construction of a Housing and Community Center           $1,500,000  Filner
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HUD              EDI             YMCA of San Francisco, Bayview Hunters Point     Renovation Costs Associated with Expansion of a Community Center                $600,000  Pelosi
                                  branch, CA
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HUD              EDI             YMCA of San Francisco, Chinatown YMCA branch,    Construction of Transitional Housing Units for Domestic Violence Victims        $500,000  Pelosi
                                  CA
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HUD              EDI             York County Community Development Corporation,   Construction of a Neighborhood Community Center                                 $700,000  Spratt
                                  SC
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HUD              EDI             Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation dba      Renovation of a Facility                                                        $700,000  Ryan (OH)
                                  Youngstown Business Incubator, OH
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HUD              EDI             YWCA of Northwest Georgia, GA                    Construction and Renovation of a Domestic Violence Shelter and Outreach         $250,000  Scott (GA)
                                                                                   Facility
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HUD              EDI             YWCA of Silicon Valley, CA                       Renovation of a Domestic Violence Shelter                                       $350,000  Honda
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HUD              EDI             YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts, MA              Building Expansion and Construction                                             $475,000  Frank (MA)
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HUD              EDI             Zavala County, TX                                Construction and Renovation of Facilities for Senior Citizens                   $300,000  Rodriguez
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HUD              NI              City and County of San Francisco, Mayor's        For Critical Infrastructure and Housing Development Work                      $1,250,000  Pelosi
                                  Office of Housing, CA
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HUD              NI              City of Jackson, MI                              Demolition of Buildings and Neighborhood Redevelopment                        $1,500,000  Schauer
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HUD              NI              City of Wausau Community Development Area, WI    Acquisition and Remediation of Blighted Properties                            $2,000,000  Obey
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HUD              NI              Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, FL      Housing Counseling and Foreclosure Modification                                 $500,000  Grayson
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HUD              NI              Greenfield Community College, MA                 Renovation of Buildings                                                       $1,000,000  Olver
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HUD              NI              Los Angeles Neighborhood Housing Services,       Counsel and Assist Homeowners Facing Foreclosures                               $500,000  Becerra
                                  Inc., CA
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HUD              NI              National Council of La Raza, DC                  Capitalization of a Revolving Loan Fund to be Used for Nationwide             $1,000,000  Gutierrez; Hinojosa
                                                                                   Community Development Activities
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HUD              NI              New Hampshire Food Bank, NH                      Expansion of Food Assistance Programs                                         $1,000,000  Shea-Porter
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HUD              NI              Shelter Network of San Mateo County, CA          Shelter Network's Maple Street Project                                          $200,000  Speier
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HUD              NI              United Way for Southeastern Michigan, MI         Foreclosure Prevention Program                                                $1,500,000  Conyers
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HUD              NI              Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, WI       Construction of a Training Center                                             $1,750,000  Obey
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                                                                              DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND HUD
                                                                                     [Technical Corrections]
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I-80 Exits 298/299 Improvements, Monroe County, PA                                                                                                           Kanjorski
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Chetek-area Transportation System Improvements, Chetek, WI                                                                                                   Obey
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Pacific Way Bridge, County of Marin, CA                                                                                                                      Woolsey
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Signal at Flamingo/Highway 1, County of Marin, CA                                                                                                            Woolsey
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Design and construction of improvements to Route 28 corridor adjacent to the I-495/Route 28 interchange in Wareham, MA                                       Frank
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Cabot North Interchange, AR                                                                                                                                  Berry
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Construction and upgrades at four grade crossings in Olmsted Falls, OH                                                                                       Kucinich
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Reconstruction and reconfiguration of the northbound off-ramp from Interstate 95 to Bartow/Baychester Avenue, Bronx, NY                                      Crowley
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Newton County Eastside High School to County Library Trail, GA                                                                                               Marshall
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Road and bridge improvements and storm water mitigation in the Town of Southampton, NY                                                                       Bishop, Timothy
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Operational safety studies, final design and/or construction of intersection operational and safety improvements for USH 53 between Rice Lake and Superior,  Obey
 WI
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Engineering, design and construction of the North Street, Pittsfield, streetscaping project, MA                                                              Olver
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Highway 10 relocation, City of Wadena, MN                                                                                                                    Oberstar
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Renovation of blighted structures to enhance downtown development in the City of Wilson, NC                                                                  Butterfield
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for planning and design of the Catskill Visitor Interpretative Center, NY                            Hinchey
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Charles County Department of Human Services for acquisition and rehabilitation of a facility, Port Tobacco, MD                                               Hoyer
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      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

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



   MINORITY VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVES LEWIS, LATHAM, WOLF, CARTER AND 
                               LaTOURETTE

    This year for the first time since the enactment of the 
1974 Congressional Budget Act, the Democrat controlled U.S. 
House of Representatives failed to consider and pass a budget. 
According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, 
the House has passed a budget every year since the 
Congressional Budget Act first took effect for fiscal year 
1976. This represents a historic and unprecedented failure by 
the Democrat controlled Congress to meet a basic responsibility 
on fiscal issues: to annually adopt a spending plan that sets 
priorities for spending, revenues, deficits and debt for at 
least the next five years.
    Instead, the Democrat majority resorted to a tortuous 
procedural sleight-of-hand to evade a direct vote in order to 
``deem'' the adoption of a one-year resolution that provided 
the Appropriations Committee a top line discretionary amount 
for FY 2011 while failing to provide a designation for overseas 
military contingencies despite promising for years that they 
would never fund the war in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere as 
an emergency or outside the regular budget process. This 
unwillingness to pass a real budget was only necessary because 
of the explosion of debt and deficits unleashed by the reckless 
spending of Congressional Democrats and the President.
    The Fiscal Year 2011 Transportation and Housing and Urban 
Development (THUD) bill is $500 million below the Fiscal Year 
2010 spending level. However, before we all congratulate 
ourselves on being below last year, we need to remember that 
the increase from Fiscal Year 2009 to Fiscal Year 2010 
represented a whopping 23% increase in real spending. The 
relative ease with which the Chairman was able to plus up many 
accounts over and above last year and even the President's 
request shows how much ``extra'' money is floating around these 
two agencies. This is no way to assure the American people that 
we are good stewards of their tax dollars and are committed to 
reducing the deficit. We need to take a good hard look at what 
programs are appropriately funded and operated by the Federal 
government and what activities should remain at a local or 
state level. After that, we need to ask ourselves how much can 
we afford to spend? In both subcommittee and full committee 
consideration of the THUD bill, Republicans offered up a modest 
cost reducing amendment which cut a mere 3 cents on the dollar. 
How can the Democrats be serious about protecting our economy 
and our nation's financial health if they can't even agree to 
cut 3 cents on the dollar? Our amendment was defeated on a 
party-line vote.
    Republicans also supported an amendment to help ensure the 
solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. As the majority so 
eloquently and accurately noted on page 9 of the Committee's 
report to accompany the Fiscal Year 2010 bill, the 
unsustainable highway spending levels set by the 2005 SAFETEA-
LU law mandated new spending commitments from the Highway 
Account of the Highway Trust Fund at levels that averaged $6.9 
billion per year in excess of the actual tax receipts that were 
expected to be deposited in the Account over fiscal years 2006-
2009 (based on the forecasts at the time SAFETEA-LU was 
written). As the majority's report noted last year, ``The 
resulting overspending has, not surprisingly, led the highway 
account that serves as the sole funding source for the highway 
program on a downward spiral to insolvency.'' These 
unsustainable spending levels had an entirely predictable 
result: Congress has voted to bail out the Highway Account 
three times in the last two years--$8.0 billion transferred 
from the General Fund in September 2008, $7.0 billion 
transferred from the General Fund in August 2009, and $14.7 
billion transferred just four months ago in the March 2010 HIRE 
Act.
    This year, new Highway Account obligations under the Fiscal 
Year 2010 Appropriations Act are expected to exceed forecasted 
Highway Account receipts by $11.5 billion. Under the 
Congressional Budget Office's March 2010 baseline, total new 
Fiscal Year 2011 spending commitments from the Highway Account 
are expected to exceed Highway Account revenues by $10.9 
billion. Regrettably, the Committee's proposed bill makes this 
unsustainable trend even more unsustainable.
    The Democrat Majority will increase this ``sustainability 
gap'' by $4.1 billion to $15.0 billion. Chairman Obey touts 
that this level of spending is warranted by the over $17 
billion in contract authority that rests with the states. 
Unfortunately, for the states, the Highway Trust Fund cannot 
pay the bills and Chairman Obey has already tried to use that 
contract authority to pay for his other spending priorities. 
Instead of putting highway spending on a path that can come 
closer to being supported by the federal taxes paid by highway 
users, the majority's bill does exactly what the 2005 SAFETEA-
LU law did--it provides unsustainable highway spending 
increases that are irresponsible in the absence of new revenues 
to pay for the extra spending. Again, the Republican attempt to 
keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent was defeated on a party-
line vote.
    Another area of concern is the excessive level of 
obligation limitation provided for the transit programs. 
Contract authority for the Federal Transit Administration's 
Formula and Bus Grants account has only been provided by the 
HIRE Act through the first three months of fiscal 2011. The 
Congressional Budget Office established the contract authority 
baseline for this account at $8,360,565,000, or four times the 
three-month spending level set in the HIRE Act. The proposed 
appropriations bill provides an obligation limitation on the 
account for Fiscal Year 2011 of $8,961,348,000, or $601,783,000 
more than the contract authority authorized. The Committee's 
obligation limitation assumes that the Transportation and 
Infrastructure Committee will provide almost $601 million in 
contract authority above the baseline level in Fiscal Year 
2011. However, the allocations made by the FY 2010 
Congressional budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 13) are still 
binding on all House committees (except Appropriations), and 
the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee has no room 
under its allocation to create $601 million per year in 
additional contract authority without repealing contract 
authority for additional programs. Not only can the Transit 
Account not afford this level of spending, but the legal 
authority to engage in this level of spending simply doesn't 
exist. It seems disingenuous for the majority to provide $601 
million in ``budgetary resources'' that is completely dependent 
on other committees of Congress enacting a law that either 
violates their own budget allocation or else requires cuts in 
other spending programs that have not been identified by this 
Committee.
    The Fiscal Year 2011 budget request was heavy with programs 
aimed at ``livability'' and ``sustainability'', almost all of 
which are funded in this proposed bill. We share a number of 
concerns with these new and untested programs. First, the 
initiatives funded by these programs as described by HUD and 
DOT involve activities that are rightly part of the 
jurisdiction of state and local governments and metropolitan 
planning organizations. Activities such as local and regional 
planning, zoning, data gathering, and public outreach have no 
business in the Federal budget. Furthermore, the Federal 
government should stand back and allow these locally-elected 
officials to make the decisions that reflect the best practices 
for their communities and the will of the residents. Second, we 
are dismayed at the lack of a plan or solid definition of what 
HUD and DOT are trying to achieve with these new programs. The 
fact that this bill provides one office in DOT alone with $12 
million for grants to help localities ``plan,'' $4 million to 
``develop uniform benchmarks for assessing the effectiveness of 
livable-oriented interventions, including performance measures 
of livability outcomes,'' and $4 million to establish an Office 
of Livable Communities in a cabinet-level department should 
raise a red flag on the necessity of this program and the 
benefits we as a nation will receive from this investment. The 
millions of dollars already spent and proposed for spending are 
too scarce and primarily borrowed from the taxpayers and 
foreign governments. We should not be funding local activities, 
or vague programs with borrowed money.
    We remain concerned over the viability of the Home Equity 
Mortgage Conversion Program (HECM). This program began in 1987 
under assumptions that house values would continually increase 
and offset risk to the program. As more and more borrowers use 
the program as a way to generate income or replace depleted 
savings and retirement accounts, coupled with falling home 
values, the program will continue to require increasingly large 
taxpayer subsidies going forward. In order to continue this 
program in a fiscally prudent manner that protects the 
taxpayer, serious reforms are needed. Further, more program 
participants are at risk for foreclosure as housing prices 
fall. We are hopeful that we can work with the Administration 
and the Majority to ensure that reforms can be made that will 
sustain the program without the need of additional taxpayer 
subsidy in the future.
    There are a few areas where Chairman Olver should be 
commended. We agree with his decision to decline funding for 
the Choice Neighborhood proposals, the proposal to reform 
rental assistance, the catalytic investment competition grants, 
and the $4 billion proposal to create the National 
Infrastructure Innovation and Finance Fund. Many of these ideas 
are still in the development stage and require authorization 
and in the case of the infrastructure fund, the Administration 
has not even put forth a legislative proposal.
    In the end, based on the dire financial and deficit 
situation our nation is in, and our commitment to our 
constituents and taxpayers, we must oppose this THUD bill as 
written. We sincerely hope that Chairman Obey and the House 
Leadership will see fit to consider this bill under a 
traditional open rule so that all members, not just 
Republicans, will have a chance to improve upon the Committee's 
proposed bill.
                                   Jerry Lewis.
                                   Tom Latham.
                                   Frank R. Wolf.
                                   John R. Carter.
                                   Steven C. LaTourette.