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Senate Report 112-29 - MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATION BILL, 2012

[Senate Report 112-29]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]


                                                        Calendar No. 91
112th Congress }                                               { Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session   }                                               { 112-29

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   MILITARY CONSTRUCTION AND VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
                        APPROPRIATION BILL, 2012
                                _______
                                

                 June 30, 2011.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                                 REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2055]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 2055) making appropriations for military 
construction, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with an 
amendment, and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.



Amounts in new budget authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................$142,029,599,000
Amount of 2011 appropriations........................... 138,679,076,000
Amount of 2012 budget estimate.......................... 143,285,006,000
Amount of House allowance............................... 142,032,269,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    Amount of 2011 appropriations.......................  +3,350,523,000
    Amount of 2012 budget estimate......................  -1,255,407,000
    Amount of House allowance...........................      -2,670,000



                                CONTENTS

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Background:
    Purpose of the Bill..........................................     4
    Committee Recommendation.....................................     4
    Overview and Summary of the Bill.............................     4
Title I:
    Military Construction:
        Items of Special Interest:
            Hearings.............................................     5
            Summary of Committee Recommendations.................     5
            Reprogramming Guidelines.............................     5
            Real Property Maintenance............................     5
            Incremental Funding..................................     5
            Global Challenges....................................     5
        Military Construction, Army..............................    17
        Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps.............    18
        Military Construction, Air Force.........................    19
        Military Construction, Defense-Wide......................    20
        Military Construction, Reserve Components................    21
        North Atlantic Treaty Organization.......................    22
        Family Housing Overview..................................    23
        Family Housing Construction, Army........................    24
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army...........    25
        Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps.......    25
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine 
          Corps..................................................    26
        Family Housing Construction, Air Force...................    27
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force......    27
        Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide...    28
        Family Housing Improvement Fund..........................    28
        Homeowners Assistance Fund...............................    29
        Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide.....    30
        Base Closure Account 1990................................    30
        Base Closure Account 2005................................    31
        Administrative Provisions................................    31
Title II:
    Department of Veterans Affairs:
        Items of Special Interest:
            Hearings.............................................    34
            Summary of Committee Recommendations.................    34
            Department Overview..................................    34
        Veterans Benefits Administration.........................    36
            Compensation and Pensions............................    36
            Readjustment Benefits................................    37
            Veterans Insurance and Indemnities...................    38
            Veterans Housing Benefit Program Fund................    38
            Vocational Rehabilitation Loans Program Account......    39
            Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program Account.    40
        Veterans Health Administration...........................    40
            Medical Services.....................................    44
            Medical Support and Compliance.......................    48
            Medical Facilities...................................    48
            Medical and Prosthetic Research......................    49
            Medical Care Cost Recovery Collections...............    51
            Medical Care Collection Fund--Revenues Applied.......    51
        National Cemetery Administration.........................    51
        Departmental Administration..............................    52
            General Operating Expenses...........................    52
            General Administration...............................    52
            General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits 
              Administration.....................................    55
            Information Technology Systems.......................    57
            Office of Inspector General..........................    62
            Construction, Major Projects.........................    62
            Construction, Minor Projects.........................    62
            Grants for Construction of State Extended Care 
              Facilities.........................................    65
            Grants for Construction of State Veterans Cemeteries.    65
            Administrative Provisions............................    66
Title III:
    Related Agencies:
        American Battle Monuments Commission:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    68
            Foreign Currency Fluctuations........................    68
        U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims: Salaries and 
          Expenses...............................................    69
        Department of Defense--Civil: Cemeterial Expenses, Army: 
          Salaries and Expenses..................................    69
        Armed Forces Retirement Home.............................    70
Title IV: General Provisions.....................................    71
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    72
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    73
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    73
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    74
Military Construction Project Listing by Location................    75
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................   110

                               BACKGROUND

                          Purpose of the Bill

    The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related 
Agencies appropriations bill provides necessary funding for the 
planning, design, construction, alteration, and improvement of 
military facilities worldwide, for both active and reserve 
forces. It also finances the cost of military family housing 
and the U.S. share of the NATO Security Investment Program. In 
addition, the bill provides funding to implement base closures 
and realignments authorized by law. The bill provides resources 
to the Department of Veterans Affairs for veterans benefits and 
healthcare and funding for U.S. cemeteries and battlefield 
monuments both in the United States and abroad, including 
Arlington National Cemetery; the U.S. Court of Appeals for 
Veterans Claims; and the Armed Forces Retirement Homes.

                        Committee Recommendation

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$142,029,599,000 for fiscal year 2012 military construction, 
family housing, base closure, veterans healthcare and benefits, 
including fiscal year 2013 advance appropriations for veterans 
medical care, and related agencies. This includes 
$69,497,269,000 in mandatory funding and $72,532,330,000 in 
discretionary funding. The table at the end of the report 
displays the Committee recommendation in comparison with the 
current fiscal year, and the President's fiscal year 2012 
request.

                      Overview and Summary of Bill

    The Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related 
Agencies appropriations bill funds an array of programs that 
are vital to America's military personnel and their families, 
and to the Nations' veterans. For U.S. military forces and 
their families worldwide, the bill funds critical 
infrastructure, ranging from mission essential operational and 
training facilities to key quality of life facilities, 
including barracks, family housing, child care centers, schools 
and hospitals. For America's 22,700,000 veterans, the bill 
provides the necessary funding for veterans benefits and 
healthcare, from prescription drugs and clinical services to 
the construction of hospitals and other medical facilities 
throughout the Nation. The bill also funds veterans cemeteries 
in the United States and provides funding for four independent 
Agencies--the American Battle Monuments Commission, the U.S. 
Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, the Armed Forces 
Retirement Homes, and Arlington National Cemetery.

                                TITLE I

                         MILITARY CONSTRUCTION

                       Items of Special Interest

                                HEARINGS

    The Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs, and Related Agencies held two hearings related to the 
fiscal year 2012 military construction budget request. 
Witnesses included representatives of the Office of Secretary 
of Defense and of the active and reserve components of the 
Army, Navy and Air Force.

                  SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

    The fiscal year 2012 budget request for military 
construction and family housing totals $14,766,047,000. The 
request reflects a decrease of $1,821,726,000 from the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level, due primarily to reduced funding 
requirements for the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure program.
    For title I, the Committee recommends $13,717,382,000, 
$1,048,665,000 below the budget request for military 
construction and family housing.

                        REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

    The following reprogramming guidelines apply for all 
military construction and family housing projects. A project or 
account (including the sub-elements of an account) which has 
been specifically reduced by the Congress in acting on the 
budget request is considered to be a congressional interest 
item and as such, prior approval is required. Accordingly, no 
reprogrammings to an item specifically reduced below the 
threshold by the Congress are permitted.
    The reprogramming criteria that apply to military 
construction projects (25 percent of the funded amount or 
$2,000,000, whichever is less) continue to apply to new housing 
construction projects and to improvements over $2,000,000. To 
provide the services the flexibility to proceed with 
construction contracts without disruption or delay, the costs 
associated with environmental hazard remediation such as 
asbestos removal, radon abatement, lead-based paint removal or 
abatement, and any other legislated environmental hazard 
remediation may be excluded, provided that such remediation 
requirements could not be reasonably anticipated at the time of 
the budget submission. This exclusion applies to projects 
authorized in this budget year, as well as projects authorized 
in prior years for which construction has not been completed.
    Furthermore, in instances where prior approval to a 
reprogramming request for a project or account has been 
received from the Committee, the adjusted amount approved 
becomes the new base for any future increase or decrease via 
below-threshold reprogrammings (provided that the project or 
account is not a congressional interest item as defined above).
    In addition to these guidelines, the services are directed 
to adhere to the guidance for military construction 
reprogrammings and notifications, including the pertinent 
statutory authorities contained in DOD Financial Management 
Regulation 7000.14-R and relevant updates and policy memoranda.

                       REAL PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

    The Committee recommends a continuation of the following 
general rules for repairing a facility under ``Operation and 
Maintenance'' account funding:
  --Components of the facility may be repaired by replacement, 
        and such replacement may be up to current standards or 
        code.
  --Interior arrangements and restorations may be included as 
        repair, but additions, new facilities, and functional 
        conversions must be performed as military construction 
        projects.
  --Such projects may be done concurrent with repair projects, 
        as long as the final conjunctively funded project is a 
        complete and usable facility.
  --The appropriate Service Secretary shall submit a 21-day 
        notification prior to carrying out any repair project 
        with an estimated cost in excess of $7,500,000.
    The Department is directed to continue to report on the 
real property maintenance backlog at all installations for 
which there is a requested construction project in future 
budget requests. This information is to be provided on the Form 
1390. In addition, for all troop housing requests, the Form 
1391 is to continue to show all real property maintenance 
conducted in the past 2 years and all future requirements for 
unaccompanied housing at that installation.

                          INCREMENTAL FUNDING

    In general, the Committee supports full funding for 
military construction projects. However, it continues to be the 
practice of the Committee to provide incremental funding for 
certain large projects, despite administration policy to the 
contrary, to enable the services to more efficiently allocate 
military construction dollars among projects that can be 
executed in the year of appropriation. For fiscal year 2012, 
the Committee recommends incremental funding for the following 
projects: Aviation Task Force Complex, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; 
Mountainview Operations Facility, Buckley Air Force Base, 
Colorado; Guam Strike Fuel Systems Maintenance Hangar, Anderson 
Air Force Base, Guam; Ambulatory Care Center, Joint Base 
Andrews, Maryland; STRATCOM Replacement Facility, Offutt Air 
Force Base, Nebraska; Ambulatory Care Center, Joint Base San 
Antonio, Texas; Hospital Replacement, Fort Bliss, Texas; Data 
Center, Camp Williams, Utah.

                           GLOBAL CHALLENGES

    The stationing of U.S. military forces overseas has long 
been viewed as a key component in strengthening international 
alliances in support of U.S. foreign policy objectives, 
deterring aggression against U.S. allies, and providing a 
forward presence of U.S. troops that can be quickly deployed to 
respond to conflicts.
    However, the strategic benefit of forward deployment comes 
with a steep price tag, and at a time of severe budgetary 
pressures, it is essential that all overseas basing decisions 
be carefully evaluated and subjected to stringent cost versus 
benefit analyses.
    The Committee has carefully scrutinized the Defense 
Department's [DOD] overseas basing plans and the associated 
request for military construction funding for fiscal year 2012 
in support of those plans. While supportive of the Department's 
strategic objectives, the Committee has concerns over various 
aspects of the fiscal year 2012 military construction request 
in support of DOD's global defense posture, due largely to 
questions surrounding the assumptions on which some of the 
projects are based, the lack of comprehensive master plans for 
major military construction initiatives, and the paucity of 
verifiable cost and scope data for military construction 
projects associated with major basing or realignment 
initiatives.
    Following are discussions and Committee recommendations 
regarding several key DOD overseas basing initiatives.
    U.S. Pacific Command Transformation.--The Defense 
Department has embarked upon a massive restructuring of U.S. 
military forces in the Pacific Command [PACOM]. This effort 
represents the largest transformation of U.S. military presence 
in the Pacific region since World War II. Moreover, it carries 
with it an as-yet undetermined infrastructure price tag 
estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars.
    The plan comprises two overarching realignments--one 
realigning the stationing of United States troops and 
instituting a new ``tour normalization'' program in the 
Republic of Korea, and the second redistributing United States 
forces in Japan and Okinawa and moving thousands of United 
States Marines and their families from Okinawa to Guam.
    The Committee is concerned about the practical implications 
of implementing such a sweeping and potentially costly 
restructuring of United States military forces at a time of 
severe budget restraints and, in the case of the Japan/Okinawa 
realignment, in the face of popular opposition to essential 
components of the plan from the citizens of Okinawa.
    A May 2011 report to the Committee by the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO], ``Defense Management: 
Comprehensive Cost Information and Analysis of Alternatives 
Needed to Assess Military Posture in Asia'' (GAO 11-316), found 
that DOD is transforming the facilities and infrastructure that 
support its posture in Asia without the benefit of 
comprehensive cost information or an analysis of alternatives 
that are essential to conducting affordability analyses.
    GAO identified potential costs for the PACOM transformation 
initiatives ranging as high as $46,700,000,000 through 2020, 
and $63,900,000,000 through 2050, but the report cautioned that 
the estimates are ``volatile and not comprehensive.'' In a time 
of soaring budget deficits that have resulted in the imposition 
of crippling budget cuts on non-defense programs, the committee 
questions the wisdom of embarking on long range, multi-billion 
dollar global defense initiatives based on military 
construction cost estimates that are found to be ``volatile and 
not comprehensive.''
    Korea and Tour Normalization.--In South Korea, DOD is 
transforming its military posture through a series of four 
interrelated posture initiatives, which include moving United 
States forces south of Seoul and gradually moving from 
unaccompanied to lengthier accompanied tours. GAO obtained DOD 
cost estimates that total $17,600,000,000 through 2020 for 
initiatives in South Korea, but noted that the DOD cost 
estimates were incomplete. One initiative, to extend the tour 
length of military service members and move thousands of 
dependents to South Korea--called ``tour normalization''--could 
cost DOD $5,000,000,000 by 2020 and $22,000,000,000 or more 
through 2050, but GAO reported that this initiative was not 
supported by a business case analysis that would have 
considered alternative courses of action and their associated 
costs and benefits.
    This lack of a business case analysis also raises concerns 
about the investments being made in a $13,000,000,000 
construction program at Camp Humphreys, Korea, to accommodate 
the relocation of United States troops south of Seoul and the 
first phase of tour normalization. Full tour normalization 
would require additional land, housing, schools and other 
facilities at Camp Humphreys, which would require a revised 
master plan for the base and would likely require changes to 
the current construction program. Given the extent of 
construction currently underway at Camp Humphreys, any 
substantive change in the plan could impact efficiency and 
drive up costs considerably.
    ``DOD is embarking on an initiative that involves moving 
thousands of U.S. civilians to South Korea and constructing 
schools, medical facilities, and other infrastructure to 
support them without fully understanding the costs involved or 
considering potential alternatives that might more efficiently 
achieve U.S. strategic objectives,'' GAO concluded in its 
report.
    According to information GAO obtained from the Department, 
tour normalization was driven by the United States Forces Korea 
Commander's strategic objectives to (1) obtain greater 
flexibility in deploying United States forces assigned to South 
Korea and (2) improve military families' quality of life by 
reducing the amount of time they were separated by deployments. 
However, DOD has not clearly demonstrated the extent to which 
tour normalization will actually achieve these objectives or 
the total costs involved relative to other alternatives. As a 
result, DOD is unable to demonstrate that tour normalization is 
the most cost-effective approach to meeting the strategic 
objectives that form the basis for the initiative.
    ``The financial risks of implementing tour normalization 
without a business case analysis to support the decision are 
high, given the magnitude of the resources that will be 
required and the impact on military construction plans,'' GAO 
noted.
    Japan/Okinawa/Guam.--In mainland Japan, Okinawa and Guam, 
DOD and the Government of Japan are moving forward with a 
complex troop realignment initiative that includes 
repositioning and consolidating United States forces among a 
number of bases within Okinawa and Japan, and relocating 
approximately 8,600 Marines and 9,000 dependents from Okinawa 
to Guam. The Marine relocation is one piece of a larger DOD 
effort to build up the United States military presence on Guam. 
Other elements of the plan include Air Force intelligence, 
surveillance and reconnaissance assets; a new Navy pier and 
hospital, and, potentially, an Army missile defense component.
    The Committee is concerned that although DOD has requested 
more than $1,000,000,000 in funding since fiscal year 2010 for 
military construction projects to implement elements of the 
Marine Corps buildup in Guam, the Department has yet to produce 
a comprehensive master plan, realistic cost estimate, or 
construction timeline encompassing all elements of the plan. 
Moreover, several land use issues--including the availability 
of land on Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands for essential 
training range support for the Marines--remains unresolved. And 
the proposed United States military construction program does 
not begin to address the requisite civilian infrastructure 
improvements on Guam--including transportation, water, sewer 
and electrical upgrades--that will be needed to accommodate the 
projected population increase.
    The Committee is also concerned about the defense of the 
planned United States military assets and facilities on Guam. 
Although the original Guam plan included a potential Army air 
and missile defense system, there is no construction funding 
for the project in the Army's Future Years Defense Plan and no 
indication that DOD intends to proceed with this crucial 
project. Absent a robust defense system, United States military 
facilities on Guam will be vulnerable to potentially 
devastating attack by enemy forces.
    GAO reported that it had identified approximately 
$29,100,000,000--primarily construction costs--that is 
anticipated to be shared by the United States and Japan to 
implement initiatives in mainland Japan, Okinawa, and Guam. 
According to the GAO report, DOD officials stated that total 
cost estimates for its initiatives were not available because 
of the significant uncertainty surrounding initiative 
implementation schedules. Furthermore, while it is difficult to 
determine what, if any, impact the March 11, 2011, earthquake 
and tsunami in Japan will have on current agreements and 
initiative financing and construction plans, DOD officials have 
said that there is potential for increases in the cost of 
materials and labor in Asia.
    In assessing the overall DOD force posture realignment in 
the Pacific region, GAO pointed out that congressional defense 
committees ``have been presented with individual posture 
decisions and funding requests that are associated with 
specific construction programs or initiatives, but those 
requests lack comprehensive cost estimates and the financial 
context that such estimates would provide--including long-term 
costs to complete and annual operation and maintenance costs.''
    ``Without that context,'' GAO warned, ``DOD is presenting 
Congress with near-term funding requests that will result in 
significant long-term financial requirements whose extent is 
unknown.''
    Due to the lack of verifiable cost estimates for the Guam 
buildup, the failure of DOD to submit to the congressional 
defense committees a comprehensive master plan for the 
initiative, and continuing uncertainty over the ability of the 
Government of Japan to fulfill its commitment to relocate 
United States troops on Okinawa, the Committee has deferred 
funding for fiscal year 2012 military construction projects 
associated with the relocation of United States Marines to 
Guam.
    No funding was requested in the fiscal year 2012 budget for 
military construction related to tour normalization in Korea, 
but the Committee will expect detailed cost information and a 
completed business case analysis, approved by the Secretary of 
Defense, for the strategic objectives that to this point have 
driven the decision to implement tour normalization, before 
approving any funding requests in future years. This business 
case analysis should clearly articulate the strategic 
objectives, identify and evaluate alternative courses of action 
to achieve those objectives, and recommend the most cost-
effective alternative.
    To ensure that DOD and Congress have comprehensive posture 
cost information that can be used to fully evaluate investment 
requirements and the affordability of posture initiatives, GAO 
recommended in its report that DOD take seven specific actions, 
including developing a business case analysis for the strategic 
objectives related to tour normalization, limiting investments 
and funding risks at Camp Humphreys, and developing annual 
posture cost estimates for initiatives in the Pacific region 
that can be used in future posture planning. Although DOD 
generally agreed with GAO's recommendations, it did not specify 
what corrective actions it would take or identify timeframes 
for completion.
    The Committee strongly supports the recommendations 
contained in GAO-11-316, and therefore directs the Secretary of 
Defense to provide the following information within the 
specified timelines:
  --Prepare initiative status reports as described in Senate 
        Report 111-226, and include them in the annual DOD 
        Global Defense Posture report as specified by the 
        Committee in Senate Report 111-226.
  --Provide to the congressional defense committees and to the 
        Comptroller General a detailed implementation report 
        describing the results of the Department's efforts and 
        specific timeframes for further actions needed to 
        implement the recommendations contained in the GAO 
        report 11-316. The corrective action implementation 
        report shall include, but is not limited to, the 
        following:
    --a completed business case analysis for the strategic 
            objectives that to this point have driven the 
            decision to implement tour normalization;
    --the selected alternative that has been approved by the 
            Secretary of Defense to achieve the stated 
            strategic objectives;
    --a full accounting of the funds applied and requested to 
            construct new facilities and infrastructure at Camp 
            Humphreys, Korea, with specific identification of 
            all funds associated with implementing tour 
            normalization;
    --steps DOD has taken to limit investments and other 
            financial risks associated with construction 
            programs at Camp Humphreys--funded either by direct 
            appropriations or alternative financing methods 
            that are affected by decisions related to tour 
            normalization; and
    --a comprehensive cost estimate for DOD posture in the U.S. 
            Pacific Command, including costs associated with 
            operating and maintaining existing posture as well 
            as costs associated with posture initiatives.
    This report shall be provided to the congressional defense 
committees no later than March 15, 2012.
    The Committee further directs the Comptroller General to 
assess the implementation report of the Secretary of Defense, 
and report the results of the GAO assessment to the 
congressional defense committees within 120 days of receipt of 
the report of the Secretary.
    The Committee also directs the Comptroller General to 
conduct a detailed assessment of posture initiatives in Japan, 
Okinawa, and Guam, focused on the planning, costs, long-term 
financial commitments, the status of the Futenma Replacement 
Facility and the transfer of Marine Corps forces to Guam, and 
the impact of the natural disasters that struck Japan in March 
2011. GAO's assessment should include, but is not limited to, 
the extent to which DOD has:
  --developed specific plans for new facilities, infrastructure 
        and housing units in mainland Japan, Okinawa, and Guam 
        under existing or planned agreements with Japan, and 
        the extent to which these requirements depend on 
        establishing the Futenma Replacement Facility;
  --developed options or alternatives to the Futenma 
        Replacement Facility and evaluated the potential impact 
        on infrastructure, housing conditions, requirements, 
        and estimated posture costs;
  --evaluated how changes in the specific Marine Corps units 
        and forces that will remain in Okinawa or relocate to 
        Guam affect infrastructure and housing costs on Okinawa 
        and Guam;
  --developed an approach to identify and address any cost, 
        funding, schedule, or construction capability 
        shortfalls resulting from the natural disasters that 
        struck Japan in March 2011; and
  --identified specific training deficiencies that form the 
        justification for a new training range in the Northern 
        Mariana Islands, and completed an analysis of 
        alternatives to address these shortfalls.
    This assessment shall be provided to the congressional 
defense committees no later than May 25, 2012.
    U.S. Africa Command [AFRICOM].--Given the strategic 
importance of the Horn of Africa in the war against terrorism, 
the Committee remains supportive of the AFRICOM mission at Camp 
Lemonier in Djibouti. Economic and political instability among 
African nations; the infiltration of al Qaeda and other 
terrorist organizations into East Africa, particularly Somalia, 
and the rise of piracy off the coast of Somalia underscore the 
importance of maintaining a United States military presence in 
the Horn of Africa.
    However, the Committee remains concerned about the long 
range mission of AFRICOM at Camp Lemonier and the planned 
development and security of the installation. A May 2011 update 
of the Camp Lemonier master plan revealed a host of planning 
deficiencies, ranging from the lack of a prioritized list of 
construction requirements beyond the current 5-year planning 
cycle to the absence of any high-level effort among DOD 
officials to pursue the expansion of the U.S. base at Camp 
Lemonier to adjacent land that is soon to be vacated. The 
latter is of particular importance given the size and 
logistical constraints of the current U.S. footprint at Camp 
Lemonier. Security and anti-terrorism measures also remain 
major concerns of the Committee due to the proximity of Camp 
Lemonier to the commercial airport and the dense concentration 
of facilities on the base driven by size constraints.
    The master plan was also notably lacking in reliable cost 
estimates for a large number of proposed military construction 
projects, making it impossible for the Committee to determine 
the long-range investment of U.S. tax dollars that will be 
required to execute the Camp Lemonier master plan.
    The Committee also remains concerned about the long range 
mission of Camp Lemonier. Although it is a Navy installation, 
its primary mission is to support the Combined Joint Task 
Force-Horn of Africa [CJTF-HOA], which is focused on anti-
terrorism and capacity building in East Africa. DOD has 
designated Camp Lemonier as an enduring location, but by DOD 
definition, joint task forces are temporary in nature, designed 
to address specific, limited objectives, and are normally 
dissolved when their mission has been achieved or is no longer 
required.
    In an April 10, 2010, GAO report, ``DOD Needs to Determine 
the Future of its Horn of Africa Task Force,'' (GAO-10-504), 
GAO noted that AFRICOM ``has not yet made decisions on the 
future of the task force--including whether CJTF-HOA should 
continue to exist as a joint task force'' and is continuing to 
evaluate whether changes are necessary to its mission, 
structure, or resources to support AFRICOM's mission of 
sustained security engagement in Africa. GAO also noted a 
number of challenges facing CJTF-HOA, including sustainable 
funding for its activities, African cultural issues, and 
interagency collaboration. According to the report, ``the task 
force's sustainability is uncertain because AFRICOM, in concert 
with the Department of Defense and the Navy, has not developed 
options for funding the task force over the long term.'' GAO 
concluded that, ``Until AFRICOM takes steps to examine feasible 
long-term funding options and develops a solution to increase 
the effectiveness and continuity of efforts among CJTF-HOA's 
frequently rotating staff, the command cannot ensure that its 
task force is supporting U.S. efforts in Africa with the 
appropriate resources and trained personnel.''
    Given the shortfalls in the Navy's current master plan for 
Camp Lemonier, including limited construction timelines and 
cost estimates for projects in the out years, the Committee 
remains concerned about the long term funding options for CJTF-
HOA.
    The Committee therefore directs the Secretary of the Navy 
to submit a comprehensive master plan for Camp Lemonier that 
can serve as a baseline to measure progress, total costs, and 
total funding requirements for all current and future projects 
associated with Camp Lemonier. The Secretary is directed to 
update the plan annually and provide it to the congressional 
defense committees with each budget submission. The 
comprehensive Camp Lemonier master plan shall include, but is 
not limited to, the following information:
  --Identification of the specific DOD strategic goals and 
        objectives which provide the basis for the improvements 
        required at Camp Lemonier, including the long-range 
        mission of AFRICOM at Camp Lemonier, and the mission 
        and activities of CJTF-HOA.
  --A prioritized list of all anticipated construction 
        projects, an estimated total cost to complete each 
        project, and expected start and completion dates.
  --Current estimated costs by appropriation, addressing all 
        costs associated with establishing, modifying, and 
        sustaining DOD's posture at Camp Lemonier.
  --A long-term funding plan for Camp Lemonier, identifying the 
        military service that will be responsible for providing 
        funding and the source of those funds for construction 
        of new facilities, sustainment and restoration of 
        existing facilities, and operations and maintenance 
        costs.
  --A long-term funding plan for CJTF-HOA that would improve 
        its future funding sustainability. The funding plan 
        should identify the projected costs for the task force 
        to conduct its assigned mission, and the military 
        service that will be responsible for providing the 
        necessary funding and the source of those funds.
  --Initiative estimate assumptions, including:
    --Population, including the number of military, civilian, 
            and non-DOD personnel.
    --Medical, including the services provided (medical, 
            dental, vision), dates new facilities will be 
            available for use, ratio of primary care providers 
            to population, and any other element that drives 
            the number of medical treatment facilities and 
            associated infrastructure or personnel required to 
            support the population.
    --Support services, including capacities of commissaries, 
            exchanges, or other support services, necessary 
            modifications to their existing facilities, and 
            sources of funding necessary to pay for any needed 
            improvements or new construction.
    --Host nation agreements and leases, including terms and 
            status of lease agreements, any other specific 
            agreements with host nations, or legal issues that 
            establish or drive specific timeframes for 
            completion of the initiative or major components of 
            the initiatives.
    Subsequent annual updates to the master plan should also 
include:
  --Schedule Status.--A comparison of the current estimated 
        timeframe to complete the overall initiative with 
        original baseline estimates. An explanation of changes 
        in the estimated completion date or changes in the 
        approved schedule should be provided.
  --Facilities Requirements.--A comparison of the baseline and 
        current projected number, type and size of facilities 
        required to provide appropriate work space, housing, 
        and support services to the population DOD anticipates 
        it will be supporting. An explanation of changes in the 
        estimated number or composition of required facilities 
        should be provided.
  --Cost Status.--A comparison of the baseline, approved 
        program, and current estimated costs by appropriation, 
        addressing all costs associated with establishing, 
        modifying, and sustaining DOD's posture under this 
        initiative. An explanation of any changes in the 
        estimated costs should be provided.
  --Funding Status.--A comparison of the baseline, approved 
        program, and current expected funding requirements, by 
        appropriation. All funding requirements associated with 
        the initiative should be addressed, including, but not 
        limited to military construction, operations, and 
        support. An explanation of any changes in the total 
        estimated funding requirements or annual requirements 
        should be provided.
    U.S. European Command [EUCOM].--The Committee remains 
concerned with the United States Army transformation and 
realignment plans in Europe. This year, DOD announced the 
restructuring of headquarters commands in Europe from four-star 
to three-star staff billets to reduce overhead as part of the 
Secretary of Defense's efficiency initiative. Subsequently, the 
Army announced its decision to reduce Army Brigade Combat Teams 
[BCTs] in Europe from four to three after 2015. In light of 
these developments, the Army continues to have challenges 
articulating its long term plans and justification for its 
forces and installations in Europe.
    In addition, the Army continues to consolidate operations 
to Wiesbaden and close ancillary facilities within Germany. The 
withdrawal of another BCT from Europe is expected to result in 
the additional closure of either Bamberg or Schweinfurt. 
Significant infrastructure investment in both locations has 
been on hold pending the BCT decision, which means that there 
is likely to be a costly backlog of military construction 
requirements at whichever installation remains open.
    In order to better understand future requirements for 
military construction in Germany, the Committee directs that no 
later than 90 days after enactment of this act, the Army and 
European Command provide a report on installations and 
properties in Germany that they intend to return to the host 
nation. This report should include intended timelines for 
closures along with the list of military construction projects 
required at other installations to facilitate the downsizing 
and consolidation of Army forces in Germany. The following 
requirements shall also be included to the report: (1) an 
identification of the brigade combat team that will be 
withdrawn from Germany; (2) an estimate of costs (including 
operation and maintenance costs and military construction 
costs) to be incurred during fiscal years 2012 through 2015 in 
connection with keeping the brigade identified in Germany 
through September 30, 2015 versus stationing a similar brigade 
in the United States; and (3) an identification of the best 
installations in the United States to locate a brigade similar 
to the one referenced above, including installations with the 
existing infrastructure to support a brigade combat team and 
can provide the most current training facilities in an 
environment that provides the conditions needed to prepare the 
brigade for future combat deployments.
    Kaiserslautern Medical Center.--The reduction of personnel 
in Europe, the future withdrawal of the additional BCT from 
Germany, and the planned drawdown of forces in Afghanistan 
raise questions as to the size, scope and nature of services to 
be provided at the proposed replacement hospital for the 
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The fiscal year 
2012 budget request includes $70,500,000 for the first of four 
increments of funding for the replacement hospital, the 
Kaiserslautern Medical Center [KMC], with a total projected 
cost of $1,100,000,000.
    The Committee has been a strong advocate for a new facility 
as the current hospital is outdated, inefficient, and costly to 
maintain. However, current fiscal constraints require a careful 
scrutiny of all military construction requests. The Committee 
is committed to ensuring that large projects such as KMC are 
adequately sized and scoped for both current and future 
missions. DOD briefings to the Committee on plans for the 
Kaiserslautern Medical Center have raised questions regarding 
the proposed size and scope of the new facility and the 
projected population expected to use the hospital. It remains 
unclear as to whether the new facility is appropriately sized 
for long term, post-war, usage, or whether the proposed size 
and scope are being influenced by the current usage of the 
facility, which is operating at a surge capacity to support 
wounded warriors coming from Iraq and Afghanistan. It is also 
unclear whether the projected patient population includes the 
current surge as part of the hospital's baseline patient load. 
With the withdrawal of forces from Iraq and Afghanistan and the 
announced drawdown of forces from Europe, the primary 
population to be served by the new hospital should diminish.
    Given the changing dynamics surrounding United States force 
posture in Europe and the planned drawdown of United States 
surge forces from Afghanistan, the Committee remains concerned 
over whether the proposed KMC facility is appropriately sized 
for the future United States military population in Germany and 
Europe. The Committee has asked the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO] to examine DOD's plans, assumptions, and estimated 
costs for the Kaiserslautern Medical Center, and will continue 
to closely monitor this project.
    Charter Schools.--The Committee is aware of the wide 
disparity in standards among public K-12 education systems in 
school districts that encompass military installations. 
Unfortunately, children of military families in underperforming 
school districts generally have few alternatives to public 
education. The Committee notes the proven effectiveness in 
raising student achievement and addressing certain unique needs 
of students that charter schools have played across the country 
including on some military installations. The Committee directs 
the Secretary of Defense to conduct a study of charter schools 
located on domestic military installations and report to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on 
domestic locations where charter schools could substantially 
improve the quality of education for children of military 
families while meeting the unique needs of this mostly 
transient population.
    General/Flag Officer Quarters [GFOQ].--The Committee is 
concerned that the Department of Defense is spending an 
inordinate amount of taxpayer funds on leases, maintenance and 
upgrades to general and flag officer quarters [GFOQs]. This 
year, the report on expenditures of GFOQs exceeding the $35,000 
statutory limit for maintenance cited 81 instances where the 
quarters exceeded this amount. Of the 81 cited, 71 were 
assigned to the Army as the executive agent, 1 to the Air 
Force, and 9 to the Navy. At a time when agencies throughout 
the Federal Government are making sacrifices to save valuable 
tax dollars, the Committee is concerned that the Department of 
Defense is not scrutinizing its GFOQ leasing program as 
carefully as it should.
    For example, the Army has committed to pay $66,000 per year 
to lease a house in the Miami, Florida, area where current real 
estate market conditions do not warrant such an expense. In 
addition to the cost of the lease, the Army plans to spend 
$190,000 in 2012 for operations, utilities and security, of 
which $31,000 is for routine maintenance, for a house owned by 
the city. Additionally, the Committee has been notified that 
the Army plans to spend $300,000 to ``adequately size the 
official entertainment space within the home.'' The Committee 
questions the requirement for this particular expenditure, 
particularly in the current fiscal environment, and directs the 
Army to defer funding for this proposal until the Committee has 
been briefed on the requirement and has approved the proposed 
project. The Committee further directs the Army to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, no 
later than December 1, 2011, on all expenditures for this 
residence, from all accounts, since signing the lease. In 
addition, the report should include a business case analysis 
detailing why this lease option is advantageous to the 
Government and the planned timeframe for occupying this 
residence.
    While overseas leases are more complicated, the Army's 
request to spend $1,400,000 on renovation of the grounds for 
the GFOQ in Stuttgart, Germany, and $15,421 per month to lease 
GFOQ quarters in Belgium are other examples of questionable 
expenditures. The Committee, therefore, directs the Secretary 
of Defense to reevaluate the cost of all leased GFOQs and to 
submit a report no later than December 30, 2011, to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on the 
cost benefit of maintaining each lease.
    Defense Access Roads.--As a result of the massive buildup 
of various military installations throughout the Nation due to 
BRAC 2005 realignments, force structure increases, and force 
transformation initiatives, the issue of traffic congestion in 
and around growth installations, particularly in densely 
populated urban areas, has become a major problem for both DOD 
and local communities.
    The only funding mechanism for DOD to build or improve 
public roads outside of military installations is the Defense 
Access Road [DAR] program. Unfortunately, the DAR program is 
constrained by stringent eligibility requirements, such as the 
doubling of existing traffic, which make it virtually 
impossible for highly congested urban areas to qualify.
    Two recent studies--the Government Accountability Office 
[GAO] report ``Defense Infrastructure: High-level Federal 
Interagency Coordination is Warranted to Address Transportation 
Needs beyond the Scope of the Defense Access Roads Program'' 
(GAO-11-165) and the Committee-directed study by the National 
Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board, ``Federal 
Funding of Transportation Improvements in BRAC Cases''--
identified serious shortcomings in the existing DAR criteria 
that limit the DAR program's ability to meet the traffic 
mitigation needs of communities surrounding growth 
installations, especially urban communities.
    For example, DAR certification, which is required before a 
road project can be considered for military construction 
funding, is a cumbersome process and does not guarantee 
funding. Each road project is funded individually and must 
compete with all other worthy and needed military construction 
projects. Often, installation commanders are unaware of the DAR 
program or its requirements. Additionally, DOD leadership and 
installation commanders frequently do not coordinate or 
effectively communicate the impacts of major basing decisions 
on traffic patterns with local community planning entities. For 
major metropolitan areas, the most serious problem with the DAR 
program is that the eligibility criteria, including the 
requirement that existing road traffic must double, are 
impossible to demonstrate when traffic is already at a maximum 
volume.
    Both GAO and the Transportation Research Board provided 
recommendations to address these issues. The Committee directs 
the Department to utilize the findings of both reports and 
develop a plan to improve the DAR program, with specific focus 
on modifying the DAR criteria. The Committee also encourages 
the Department to develop a plan to eliminate the backlog of 
road projects needed to mitigate traffic impacts on local 
communities that have experienced significant growth as a 
result of the most recent round of base closures. In addition, 
the Committee urges the Department to incorporate public road 
and transportation infrastructure requirements into future 
basing decisions.

                      Military Construction, Army

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $3,517,023,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   3,235,991,000
House allowance (including rescission)..................   3,041,491,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,066,891,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Army 
provides for acquisition, construction, installation, and 
equipment of temporary or permanent public works, military 
installations, facilities, and real property for the Army. This 
appropriation also provides for facilities required as well as 
funds for infrastructure projects and programs required to 
support bases and installations around the world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,066,891,000 for the Army for 
fiscal year 2012. This amount is $450,132,000 below the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level, and $169,100,000 below the budget 
request. Further detail of the Committee's recommendation is 
provided in the State table at the end of this report.
    Water Infrastructure.--The Committee is concerned about the 
level of investment in Army water infrastructure projects. Army 
bases, especially those in areas with growing populations and 
sensitive environments, would benefit economically and 
environmentally from sustained investment in upgraded water 
infrastructure. While the Committee is encouraged by Army 
advances in water conservation represented by the Net Zero 
Water pilot program, gains from this program can only be 
sustained by consistent investment in upgraded water 
infrastructure. As the Army looks at its ability to reduce 
pollution and limit effluent, the Army needs to look at 
prioritizing drinking water and waste water improvements within 
the military construction program.
    Army Medical Centers and Family Pavilions.--The Committee 
is aware that health facilities on many Army installations that 
have experienced rapid growth are inadequate to meet the needs 
of the increased number of soldiers and their families seeking 
medical resources on base. The Army needs to be able to address 
this shortfall in services by matching bases with increasing 
population with the requisite expansion of medical care 
facilities, especially for families and children. The Army 
Surgeon General should work with the Army Installation 
Management Command to ensure that the appropriate family and 
maternal and infant healthcare facilities are incorporated into 
and prioritized in the overall construction budget of growth 
bases to accommodate the additional capacity needed to provide 
medical care for service members, their families and their 
children.

              Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $3,235,954,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   2,461,547,000
House allowance (including rescission)..................   2,436,547,000
Committee recommendation................................   2,187,622,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Navy and 
Marine Corps provides for acquisition, construction, 
installation, and equipment of temporary or permanent public 
works, naval installations, facilities, and real property for 
the Navy and the Marine Corps. This appropriation also provides 
for facilities required as well as funds for infrastructure 
projects and programs required to support bases and 
installations around the world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,187,622,000 for Navy and Marine 
Corps military construction for fiscal year 2012. This amount 
is $1,048,332,000 below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level, and 
$273,925,000 below the budget request. Further detail of the 
Committee's recommendation is provided in the State table at 
the end of this report.
    Public Shipyards Under Navy Jurisdiction.--The Committee is 
concerned with the current level of military construction 
investments programmed by the Navy in the Nation's public 
shipyards. Infrastructure investment in Navy-operated public 
shipyards is essential to provide a safe and efficient work 
environment, enabling shipyard workers to return ships to the 
fleet more quickly. Given the current state of fleet readiness, 
support for effective and efficient depot maintenance in the 
public shipyards is a top priority.
    In November 2010, the Government Accountability Office 
found that the Navy's estimate of a backlog of $3,000,000,000 
for sustainment, restoration, and modernization funding at the 
public shipyards may have been underestimated. The Navy has 
begun to address this shortfall; however, the Committee notes 
that new military construction projects may more effectively 
improve the safety and efficiency of work conducted at the 
shipyards. Therefore, the Committee urges the Navy to evaluate 
and accelerate military construction projects in the Future 
Years Defense Plan that can improve the safety, effectiveness, 
or efficiency of the work performed at the Navy's public 
shipyards in support of improving fleet readiness.

                    Military Construction, Air Force

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $983,081,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   1,364,858,000
House allowance (including rescission)..................   1,247,358,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,227,058,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Air Force 
provides for acquisition, construction, installation, and 
equipment of temporary or permanent public works, military 
installations, facilities, and real property for the Air Force. 
This appropriation also provides for facilities required as 
well as funds for infrastructure projects and programs required 
to support bases and installations around the world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,227,058,000 for the Air Force 
in fiscal year 2012. This amount is $243,977,000 above the 
fiscal year 2011 enacted level, and $137,800,000 below the 
budget request. Further detail of the Committee's 
recommendation is provided in the State table at the end of 
this report.
    Evaluation of Operational Costs in Air Force Strategic 
Basing Process.--The Committee commends the Air Force for its 
commitment to developing and maintaining a transparent, 
repeatable, and effective strategic basing process. The 
Committee is concerned that the cost criteria for the Air Force 
strategic basing process do not include evaluation of the 
relative operational costs that may vary from each candidate 
base. Given the high cost of operating aircraft, the recurring 
nature of these costs, and the significant improvements in 
modeling and simulation to evaluate alternative bed-down 
scenarios, the Committee believes these costs warrant 
examination in the strategic basing process. These operational 
costs include the cost associated with the flight time 
resulting from a candidate base's relative distance to military 
operating areas for tactical fighter aircraft, training ranges 
for trainer aircraft, logistic centers for airlift aircraft, 
and operational refueling tracks for tankers. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Secretary of the Air Force to capture and 
evaluate these operational costs when evaluating candidate 
bases in the strategic basing process.
    Access Control Construction.--The Committee encourages the 
Air Force to accelerate the construction of base access gates 
in military family housing areas where traffic congestion 
results in school commutes of more than 30 minutes for on-base 
families.
    Consolidated Communication Facilities.--The Committee urges 
the Air Force to accelerate the planned construction of secure 
consolidated communications facilities that directly support 
Major Commands and that do not currently meet anti-terrorism/
force protection requirements. This may include previously used 
facilities that do not meet current conversion standards.

                  Military Construction, Defense-Wide


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $2,718,816,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   3,848,757,000
House allowance (including rescission)..................   3,533,757,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,380,917,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for the Department 
of Defense provides for acquisition, construction, 
installation, and equipment of temporary or permanent public 
works, military installations, facilities, and real property 
Defense-Wide. This appropriation also provides for facilities 
required as well as funds for infrastructure projects and 
programs required to support bases and installations around the 
world.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,380,917,000 for projects 
considered within the ``Defense-Wide'' account in fiscal year 
2012. This amount is $662,101,000 above the fiscal year 2011 
enacted level and $467,840,000 below the budget request. 
Further detail of the Committee's recommendation is provided in 
the State table at the end of this report.
    Fort Gordon, Georgia, National Security Agency [NSA] 
Project Adjustment.--The President's budget submission included 
$11,340,000 for the NSA Whitelaw Wedge building addition at 
Fort Gordon, Georgia. Subsequent to the budget submission, NSA 
determined that the cost of the project had increased to 
$17,705,000 and requested a $6,365,000 funding adjustment for 
the project, to be offset by transferring $6,365,000 from NSA's 
minor construction account. The director of the NSA transmitted 
a formal request for this adjustment to the Committee on June 
2, 2011. The State table at the end of the report reflects the 
$6,365,000 increase to the Whitelaw Wedge project requested by 
the NSA and the corresponding $6,365,000 decrement to the NSA 
minor construction account.

                        CONTINGENCY CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee has provided $10,000,000 for the Secretary of 
Defense ``Contingency Construction'' account, equal to the 
request. This account provides funds which may be used by the 
Secretary of Defense for unforeseen facility requirements and 
military exercises, including those related to overseas 
contingency operations.

                 ENERGY CONSERVATION INVESTMENT PROGRAM

    The Committee recommends the requested level of 
$135,000,000 for the Energy Conservation Investment Program 
[ECIP], plus an additional $10,000,000 for planning and design. 
ECIP is the only dedicated stream of funding for energy 
projects within DOD. Historically, ECIP has funded small 
projects with rapid payback. As DOD moves more aggressively to 
develop renewable energy resources and improve energy security, 
ECIP is emerging as a major tool to leverage investment in 
larger projects, such as net-zero energy facilities or smart 
grid technologies, that are intended to produce significant 
improvements in energy consumption, costs or security at single 
or multiple installations. The Committee encourages the 
Department to continue using ECIP funds to leverage investments 
in major energy projects, particularly renewable energy 
initiatives.
    Green Building Technologies.--The Committee strongly 
supports the Department's efforts to incorporate green building 
technologies, such as solar, photovoltaic, and green roofs, 
into both its new construction program and in the renovation of 
existing buildings. DOD currently requires new construction to 
meet LEED Silver standards and/or the five principles of High 
Performance Sustainable buildings. To ensure that all U.S. 
products can be utilized in DOD building construction and major 
renovations, the Committee urges the Department to evaluate 
commercial energy-efficient technologies for applicability to 
DOD construction and to allow and encourage the use of all 
green building ratings or certification systems which have been 
developed in accordance with rules accredited by the American 
National Standards Institute [ANSI] and approved as an ANSI 
standard. The Committee also encourages the use of green 
building rating or certification systems that incorporate and 
document the use of Life Cycle Assessment in the evaluation of 
building materials.

               Military Construction, Reserve Components

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $1,453,302,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   1,230,306,000
House allowance.........................................   1,255,306,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,230,306,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The military construction appropriation for Reserve 
components provides for acquisition, construction, expansion, 
rehabilitation, and conversion of facilities for the training 
and administration of the Reserve components. This 
appropriation also provides for facilities required as well as 
funds for infrastructure projects and programs required to 
support bases and installations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,230,306,000 for military 
construction projects for the Guard and Reserve components for 
fiscal year 2012. This amount is $222,996,000 below the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request. 
Further detail of the Committee's recommendation is provided in 
the State table at the end of this report.
    The Committee recommends approval of military construction, 
Reserve components, as outlined in the following table:

                           RESERVE COMPONENTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
               Component                 Budget request   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Army National Guard...................     $773,592,000     $773,592,000
Air National Guard....................      116,246,000      116,246,000
Army Reserve..........................      280,549,000      280,549,000
Navy Reserve..........................       26,299,000       26,299,000
Air Force Reserve.....................       33,620,000       33,620,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total...........................    1,230,306,000    1,230,306,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Army Guard Training Facilities.--The need to reduce the 
Army-wide backlog of 128,000 soldiers currently on the waiting 
list in the Non-Commissioned Officer Education System [NCOES] 
is crucial. Therefore, the Committee requests that the 
Department of the Army continue expansion and development of 
National Guard training facilities that service both active 
duty, guard and reserve members. Priority should be give to 
schools considered Centers of Excellence for critical military 
occupational specialties.
    Army Guard Readiness Centers.--The Committee is aware that 
approximately 40 percent of Army National Guard readiness 
centers are more than 50 years old. These facilities require 
renovation or replacement in order to meet the needs of 
training and maintaining a 21st century operational force. 
Unfortunately, DOD investment in Army Guard construction 
projects lags far behind the requirement. The Committee urges 
the Army to re-evaluate its investment plan for Army National 
Guard construction projects to ensure that all projects 
included in the Infrastructure Requirements Plan are maintained 
in the Future Years Defense Program.

                   North Atlantic Treaty Organization


                      SECURITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $258,366,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     272,611,000
House allowance.........................................     247,611,000
Committee recommendation................................     272,611,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] appropriation 
provides for the U.S. cost share of the NATO Security 
Investment Program for the acquisition and construction of 
military facilities and installations (including international 
military headquarters) and for related expenses for the 
collective defense of the NATO Treaty area.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $272,611,000 for the North 
Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment Program [NSIP] 
for fiscal year 2012 as requested. This amount is $14,245,000 
above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request.
    The Committee recognizes the importance and multiplier 
effect of NATO common funding for joint-use military 
construction projects in Europe and the United States as well 
as in support of the war in Afghanistan. It is noteworthy that 
approximately one-half of the current NSIP budget is directed 
toward investments to support NATO military operations in 
Afghanistan. However, the Committee is concerned about the 
growing proportion of the annual NSIP budget that is being 
devoted to nonconstruction items, such as communications 
equipment, information technology systems, and mobile tracking 
systems.
    The primary purpose of NSIP is to provide a common funding 
source to share the burden of costly construction projects that 
contribute to the security of the Alliance. According to 
current NSIP expenditure documents, however, approximately 50 
percent of annual NSIP funding is being used for 
nonconstruction purposes. Although NSIP funds may be used for a 
wide array of NATO support functions, the Committee is 
concerned that the current trend may allow scarce construction 
funds to be siphoned off for other activities, thus delaying 
funding for needed military construction projects. In addition, 
this Committee does not have oversight over nonconstruction 
expenditures or requirements, and therefore cannot determine if 
the NSIP funding being used for these activities is a validated 
common funding requirement or is duplicative of other 
investments.
    The Committee believes that it may be more transparent and 
appropriate to provide funding for NSIP construction and 
nonconstruction activities in separate accounts under the 
jurisdiction of the appropriate subcommittees. The Committee 
therefore directs the Secretary of Defense to submit to the 
congressional defense committees a report to accompany the 
fiscal year 2013 budget request on the proportion of 
construction vs. nonconstruction funding in the fiscal year 
2013 NSIP budget request and a recommendation for funding 
nonconstruction activities that ensures both transparency and 
accountability.

                        Family Housing Overview

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $1,819,544,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   1,694,346,000
House allowance.........................................   1,694,346,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,694,346,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Family Housing appropriation provides funds for 
military family housing construction activities, operation and 
maintenance, the Family Housing Improvement Fund, and the 
Homeowners Assistance Program. Construction accounts provide 
funding for new construction, improvements and the Federal 
Government share of housing privatization. Operation and 
maintenance accounts fund costs associated with the maintenance 
and leasing of military family housing, including utilities, 
services, management and furnishings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,694,346,000 for family housing 
construction, operations and maintenance, and the Department's 
family housing improvement and homeowners assistance funds for 
fiscal year 2012. This amount is $125,198,000 below the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                   Family Housing Construction, Army

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $92,184,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     186,897,000
House allowance.........................................     186,897,000
Committee recommendation................................     186,897,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for the Army provides for 
expenses of family housing for construction, including 
acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, extension, and 
alteration. This appropriation provides for the financing of 
all costs for construction, improvements and leasing of all 
Army housing. In addition to quality of life enhancements, the 
program contains initiatives to reduce operating costs and 
conserve energy by upgrading or replacing facilities which can 
be made more efficient through relatively modest investments in 
improvements. The Department of Defense is authorized to use 
limited partnerships, make direct and guaranteed loans, and 
convey Department-owned property to stimulate the private 
sector to increase the availability of affordable, quality 
housing for the Army.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $186,897,000 for family housing 
construction, Army, including construction improvements, in 
fiscal year 2012. This amount is $94,713,000 above the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $83,897,000 for new construction, 
as shown below:

                                                            ARMY FAMILY HOUSING CONSTRUCTION
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                          Installation                           Project title                    Budget request  recommendation
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Belgium.................................  Brussels...................  Land Acquisition for GFOQs.......................          10,000          10,000
Germany.................................  Grafenwoehr................  Family Housing Construction......................          13,000          13,000
Germany.................................  South Camp Vil-  seck......  Family Housing Construction......................          12,000          12,000
Germany.................................  Illesheim (Storck Barracks)  Family Housing Construction......................          41,000          41,000
Worldwide...............................  Various Locations..........  Planning and Design..............................           7,897           7,897
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  ...........................  .................................................          83,897          83,897
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                       CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
amounts provided for construction improvements:

                                                             ARMY CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                          Installation                           Project title                    Budget request  recommendation
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Germany.................................  Baumholder.................  Family Housing Improvements......................          22,000          22,000
Germany.................................  Illesheim (Storck Barracks)  Family Housing Improvements......................          41,000          41,000
                                          Illesheim (Storck Barracks)  Family Housing Improvements......................          40,000          40,000
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  ...........................  .................................................         103,000         103,000
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             Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $517,104,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     494,858,000
House allowance.........................................     494,858,000
Committee recommendation................................     494,858,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for the Army provides for the operation and maintenance of 
family housing. This includes debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums of Army family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $494,858,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Army for fiscal year 2012. This 
amount is $22,246,000 below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level 
and equal to the budget request.

           Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $186,071,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     100,972,000
House allowance.........................................     100,972,000
Committee recommendation................................     100,972,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for the Navy and Marine 
Corps provides for expenses of family housing for construction, 
including acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, 
extension, and alteration. This appropriation provides for the 
financing of all costs for construction, improvements, and 
leasing of all Navy and Marine Corps housing. In addition to 
quality of life enhancements, the program contains initiatives 
to reduce operating costs and conserve energy by upgrading or 
replacing facilities which can be made more efficient through 
relatively modest investments in improvements. The Department 
of Defense is authorized to use limited partnerships, make 
direct and guaranteed loans, and convey Department-owned 
property to stimulate the private sector to increase the 
availability of affordable, quality housing for the Navy and 
Marine Corps.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $100,972,000 for family housing 
construction, Navy and Marine Corps, including construction 
improvements, in fiscal year 2012. This amount is $85,099,000 
below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $3,199,000 for planning and design 
for new construction.

                       CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
amounts provided for construction improvements:

                                                     NAVY AND MARINE CORPS CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                          Installation                           Project title                    Budget request  recommendation
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Cuba....................................  Guantanamo Bay.............  Revitalize Family Housing........................           5,146           5,146
Japan...................................  NAF Atsugi.................  Convert Highrise Tower...........................           6,971           6,971
Japan...................................  NAF Atsugi.................  Revitalize Family Housing........................          16,073          16,073
Japan...................................  CAF Yokosuka...............  Revitalize Family Housing--Enlisted..............          20,968          20,968
Japan...................................  CFA Yokosuka...............  Revitalize Family Housing--Officer...............          10,339          10,339
Japan...................................  MCAS Iwakuni...............  Revitalize Family Housing--Enlisted..............          13,828          13,828
Japan...................................  MCAS Iwakuni...............  Revitalize Family Housing--Officer...............          11,796          11,796
Spain...................................  Rota.......................  Revitalize Family Housing--Officer...............          12,652          12,652
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  ...........................  .................................................          97,773          97,773
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    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $365,613,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     367,863,000
House allowance.........................................     367,863,000
Committee recommendation................................     367,863,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for the Navy and Marine Corps provides for the operation and 
maintenance of family housing. This includes debt payment, 
leasing, minor construction, principal and interest charges, 
and insurance premiums of Navy and Marine Corps family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $367,863,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Navy and Marine Corps, in fiscal 
year 2012. This amount is $2,250,000 above the fiscal year 2011 
enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                 Family Housing Construction, Air Force

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $77,869,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      84,804,000
House allowance.........................................      84,804,000
Committee recommendation................................      84,804,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing appropriation for the Air Force provides 
for expenses of family housing for construction, including 
acquisition, replacement, addition, expansion, extension, and 
alteration. This appropriation provides for the financing of 
all costs for construction, improvements and leasing of all Air 
Force housing. In addition to quality of life enhancements, the 
program contains initiatives to reduce operating costs and 
conserve energy by upgrading or replacing facilities which can 
be made more efficient through relatively modest investments in 
improvements. The Department of Defense is authorized to use 
limited partnerships, make direct and guaranteed loans, and 
convey Department-owned property to stimulate the private 
sector to increase the availability of affordable, quality 
housing for the Air Force.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $84,804,000 for family housing 
construction, Air Force, in fiscal year 2012. This amount is 
$6,935,000 above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal 
to the budget request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $4,208,000 for planning and design 
for new construction.

                       CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS

    The following projects are to be accomplished within the 
amounts provided for construction improvements:

                                                           AIR FORCE CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                                             Committee
                Location                            Installation                            Project title                 Budget request  recommendation
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Japan...................................  Kadena AB.......................  Improve Family Housing, Ph 1................          25,830          25,830
Japan...................................  Misawa AB.......................  Improve Family Housing Infrastructure, Ph 1.          29,954          29,954
Japan...................................  Misawa AB.......................  Improve Family Housing, Ph 1................          24,762          24,762
United Kingdom..........................  RAF Menwith Hill................  Improve Family Housing......................              50              50
                                                                                                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................  ................................  ............................................          80,596          80,596
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          Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $512,764,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     404,761,000
House allowance.........................................     404,761,000
Committee recommendation................................     404,761,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for the Air Force provides for the operation and maintenance of 
family housing. This includes debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums of Air Force family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $404,761,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Air Force, in fiscal year 2012. This 
amount is $108,003,000 below the fiscal year 2011 enacted 
level, and equal to the budget request.

         Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $50,363,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      50,723,000
House allowance.........................................      50,723,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,723,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing operation and maintenance appropriation 
for Defense-Wide provides for the operation and maintenance of 
family housing. This includes debt payment, leasing, minor 
construction, principal and interest charges, and insurance 
premiums of Defense family housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $50,723,000 for family housing 
operation and maintenance, Defense-Wide for fiscal year 2012. 
This amount is $360,000 above the fiscal year 2011 enacted 
level and equal to the budget request.

                    Family Housing Improvement Fund

Appropriations, 2011....................................      $1,094,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................       2,184,000
House allowance.........................................       2,184,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,184,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The family housing improvement appropriation provides for 
the Department of Defense to undertake housing initiatives and 
to provide an alternative means of acquiring and improving 
military family housing and supporting facilities. This account 
provides seed money for housing privatization initiatives.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,184,000 for the Family Housing 
Improvement Fund for fiscal year 2012. This amount is 
$1,090,000 above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal 
to the budget request.

                       Homeowners Assistance Fund

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $16,482,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................       1,284,000
House allowance.........................................       1,284,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,284,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Homeowners Assistance Program [HAP] provides funds to 
assist eligible military personnel and civilian Federal 
employee homeowners who sustain a loss on the sale of their 
primary residence due to a declining residential real estate 
market attributable to the closure or realignment of a military 
installation. In Public Law 111-5, the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009, the HAP was expanded to provide 
mortgage relief to wounded warriors and spouses of fallen 
warriors, and to provide temporary mortgage relief to all 
military and qualified civilian personnel required by the 
Department to relocate who sustained losses on the sale of 
their homes due to the mortgage crisis. Program expenses 
include payments to homeowners for losses on private sales; 
cost of judicial foreclosure; property acquisition by 
liquidating and/or assuming outstanding mortgages; partial 
payment of homeowners' lost equity on Government acquisitions; 
retirement of debt after sale of properties when the Government 
assumes mortgages; and administrative expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,284,000 for the Homeowners 
Assistance Program for fiscal year 2012. This amount is 
$15,198,000 below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal 
to the budget request. The Committee notes that to date, 
Congress has provided $855,000,000 to fund the expanded HAP in 
addition to funding requested by the Department for the base 
HAP program.
    The Committee understands that the depth and duration of 
the nationwide housing slump has created a prolonged and 
greater than expected demand on the expanded Housing Assistance 
Program. This is compounded by the fact that the Department has 
found that the anticipated cost per claim on average is much 
higher than projected. The Department assumed an average 20 
percent decline in home value in estimating the requirement for 
the expanded HAP, but has found that the actual decline in home 
values is as high as 50 percent in some markets. According to 
the Department, the current estimated shortfall in funding to 
compensate service members who suffer losses in the housing 
market and qualify for HAP relief is $305,600,000.
    Military personnel do not have the luxury to move at their 
own convenience. Regardless of the economic climate, military 
families must relocate upon the receipt of orders. This 
Committee recognized the implications of that fact in a 
declining economy in expanding HAP in 2009. At a time of war 
and economic uncertainty, the added stress of possible 
foreclosure or bankruptcy due to the mortgage crisis is a 
burden our Nation's military families should not have to bear. 
This is especially true for the families of wounded warriors 
and the surviving spouses of fallen warriors, which is why 
these two groups have priority consideration for compensation 
under the program. The Committee notes that the Department has 
the authority to transfer funds from the base closure and 
realignment accounts into the Homeowners Assistance Program and 
urges the Department to reprogram available funds from sources 
such as bid savings to meet the unfunded requirements of the 
Homeowners Assistance Program.

          Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $124,721,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      75,312,000
House allowance.........................................      75,312,000
Committee recommendation................................      75,312,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account provides funding for design and construction 
of full-scale chemical disposal facilities and associated 
projects to upgrade installation support facilities and 
infrastructure required to support the Chemical 
Demilitarization Program. This account was established starting 
in fiscal year 2005 to comply with section 141(b) of the fiscal 
year 2003 National Defense Authorization Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $75,312,000 for chemical 
demilitarization construction projects for fiscal year 2012, a 
decrease of $49,404,000 below the fiscal year 2011 enacted 
level and equal to the budget request.
    The Committee continues to urge the Department to take all 
necessary and appropriate steps to dispose of the U.S. chemical 
weapons stockpile by the 2012 Chemical Weapons Convention 
deadline and, under no circumstances, later than 2017 
consistent with section 8119 of Public Law 110-116. In light of 
the need for the Department to carry out its mission promptly 
and safely it will need to provide close oversight over the 
execution of contracts at the chemical demilitarization sites 
to ensure funds are spent prudently and efficiently. The 
Committee will continue to monitor closely the Department's 
compliance with both deadlines.

                       Base Closure Account 1990

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $359,753,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     323,543,000
House allowance.........................................     373,543,000
Committee recommendation................................     323,543,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The base closure appropriation (1990) provides for clean up 
and disposal of property consistent with the four closure 
rounds required by the base closure acts of 1988 and 1990.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $323,543,000 for the 
Base Closure Account 1990 for fiscal year 2012. This amount is 
$36,210,000 below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal 
to the President's budget request.

            BASE CLOSURE ACCOUNT 1990 ENVIRONMENTAL OVERVIEW

    From fiscal year 1990 through fiscal year 2011, a total of 
$25,331,420,000 has been appropriated for the environmental 
clean up of military installations closed or realigned under 
prior BRAC rounds. The cumulative amount appropriated for BRAC 
1990, combined with the Committee recommendation for fiscal 
year 2012, is $25,654,963,000.
    In appropriating these funds, the Committee continues to 
provide the Department with broad flexibility to allocate funds 
by service, function, and installation. The following table 
displays the total amount appropriated for each round of prior 
base closures, including amounts recommended for fiscal year 
2012 for BRAC 1990.

                                            BASE CLOSURE ACCOUNT 1990
                           [Total funding, fiscal year 1990 through fiscal year 2012]
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                                                                      Fiscal year
                                                        --------------------------------------
                                          1990-2010                           2012 Committee         Total
                                                            2011 enacted      recommendation
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Part I..............................     $2,684,577,000              (\1\)              (\1\)     $2,684,577,000
Part II.............................      4,915,636,000              (\1\)              (\1\)      4,915,636,000
Part III............................      7,269,267,000              (\1\)              (\1\)      7,269,267,000
Part IV.............................     10,102,187,000       $359,753,000       $323,543,000     10,785,483,000
                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.........................     24,971,667,000        359,753,000        323,543,000    25,654,963,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Not applicable.

                       Base Closure Account 2005

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $2,117,213,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     258,776,000
House allowance (including rescission)..................     208,776,000
Committee recommendation................................     258,776,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The base realignment and closure appropriation for 2005 
provides for clean up and disposal of property consistent with 
the 2005 closure round required by the Defense Base Closure and 
Realignment Act of 1990 (10 U.S.C. 2687 note).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $258,776,000 for the 
Department of Defense Base Closure Account 2005 for fiscal year 
2012. This amount is $1,858,437,000 below the fiscal year 2011 
enacted level and equal to the budget request. The large 
reduction in funding is due primarily to the completion of 
funding for the construction phase of the BRAC 2005 program in 
the current fiscal year. Funds provided for fiscal year 2012 
are for environmental cleanup and ongoing operations and 
maintenance.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. The Committee includes a provision that restricts 
payments under a cost-plus-a-fixed-fee contract for work, 
except in cases of contracts for environmental restoration at 
base closure sites.
    Sec. 102. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
use of funds for hire of passenger motor vehicles.
    Sec. 103. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
use of funds for defense access roads.
    Sec. 104. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
construction of new bases inside the continental United States 
for which specific appropriations have not been made.
    Sec. 105. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
the use of funds for purchase of land or land easements.
    Sec. 106. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the use of funds to acquire land, prepare a site, or install 
utilities for any family housing except housing for which funds 
have been made available.
    Sec. 107. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
the use of minor construction funds to transfer or relocate 
activities among installations.
    Sec. 108. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the procurement of steel unless American producers, 
fabricators, and manufacturers have been allowed to compete.
    Sec. 109. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
payments of real property taxes in foreign nations.
    Sec. 110. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
construction of new bases overseas without prior notification.
    Sec. 111. The Committee includes a provision that 
establishes a threshold for American preference of $500,000 
relating to architect and engineering services for overseas 
projects.
    Sec. 112. The Committee includes a provision that 
establishes preference for American contractors for military 
construction in the United States territories and possessions 
in the Pacific, and on Kwajalein Atoll, or in countries 
bordering the Arabian Sea.
    Sec. 113. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
notification of military exercises involving construction in 
excess of $100,000.
    Sec. 114. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
obligations during the last 2 months of the fiscal year.
    Sec. 115. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
funds appropriated in prior years to be available for 
construction authorized during the current session of Congress.
    Sec. 116. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
the use of expired or lapsed funds to pay the cost of 
supervision for any project being completed with lapsed funds.
    Sec. 117. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
obligation of funds from more than 1 fiscal year to execute a 
construction project, provided that the total obligation for 
such project is consistent with the total amount appropriated 
for the project.
    Sec. 118. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
transfer of proceeds from earlier base closure accounts to the 
continuing base closure account (1990, parts I-IV).
    Sec. 119. The Committee includes a provision that permits 
the transfer of funds from Family Housing Construction accounts 
to the DOD Family Housing Improvement Fund and from Military 
Construction accounts to the DOD Military Unaccompanied Housing 
Improvement Fund.
    Sec. 120. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
the service secretaries to notify the congressional defense 
committees of all family housing privatization solicitations 
and agreements which contain any clause providing consideration 
for base realignment and closure, force reductions and extended 
deployments.
    Sec. 121. The Committee includes a provision that provides 
transfer authority to the Homeowners Assistance Fund.
    Sec. 122. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
that all acts making appropriations for military construction 
be the sole funding source of all operation and maintenance for 
family housing, including flag and general officer quarters, 
and limits the repair on flag and general officer quarters to 
$35,000 per unit per year without prior notification to the 
congressional defense committees.
    Sec. 123. The Committee includes a provision that provides 
authority to expend funds from the ``Ford Island Improvement'' 
account.
    Sec. 124. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the expenditure of funds at installations or for projects no 
longer necessary as a result of BRAC 2005.
    Sec. 125. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
the transfer of expired funds to the Foreign Currency 
Fluctuation, Construction, Defense Account.
    Sec. 126. The Committee includes a provision that allows 
the reprogramming of military construction and family housing 
construction funds among projects and activities within the 
account in which they are funded.

                                TITLE II

                     DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

                       Items of Special Interest

                                HEARINGS

    The Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs, and Related Agencies held one hearing related to the 
fiscal year 2012 Department of Veterans Affairs [VA] budget 
request on March 31, 2011. The subcommittee heard testimony 
from the Honorable Eric Shinseki, Secretary of the Department 
of Veterans Affairs.

                  SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

    The Committee recommendation includes $128,090,847,000 for 
the Department of Veterans Affairs for fiscal year 2012, 
including $69,497,269,000 in mandatory spending and 
$58,593,578,000 in discretionary spending. The Committee also 
recommends $52,541,000,000 in advance appropriations for 
veterans medical care for fiscal year 2013.

                          DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

    The Veterans Administration was established on July 21, 
1930, as an independent agency by Executive Order 5398, in 
accordance with the Act of July 3, 1930 (46 Stat. 1016). This 
act authorized the President to consolidate and coordinate 
Federal agencies specially created for or concerned with the 
administration of laws providing benefits to veterans, 
including the Veterans' Bureau, the Bureau of Pensions, and the 
National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. On March 15, 
1989, the Veterans Administration was elevated to Cabinet-level 
status as the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    The VA's mission is to serve America's veterans and their 
families as their principal advocate in ensuring they receive 
the care, support, and recognition they have earned in service 
to the Nation. As of September 30, 2010, there were an 
estimated 22.7 million living veterans, with 22.6 million of 
them residing in the United States and Puerto Rico. There were 
an estimated 34.6 million dependents (spouses and dependent 
children) of living veterans in the United States and Puerto 
Rico, and there were over 530,000 survivors of deceased 
veterans receiving VA survivor benefits in the United States 
and Puerto Rico. Thus, more than 57.7 million people, or 18.4 
percent of the total estimated resident population of the 
United States and Puerto Rico, were recipients or potential 
recipients of veterans benefits from the Federal Government. 
The VA's operating units include the Veterans Benefits 
Administration, Veterans Health Administration, National 
Cemetery Administration, and staff support offices.
    The Veterans Benefits Administration [VBA] provides an 
integrated program of nonmedical veterans benefits. The VBA 
administers a broad range of benefits to veterans and other 
eligible beneficiaries through 57 regional offices and a 
records processing center in St. Louis, Missouri. The benefits 
provided include: compensation for service-connected 
disabilities; pensions for wartime, needy, and totally disabled 
veterans; vocational rehabilitation assistance; educational and 
training assistance; home buying assistance; estate protection 
services for veterans under legal disability; information and 
assistance through personalized contacts; and six life 
insurance programs.
    The Veterans Health Administration [VHA] develops, 
maintains, and operates a national healthcare delivery system 
for eligible veterans; carries out a program of education and 
training of healthcare personnel; conducts medical research and 
development; and furnishes health services to members of the 
Armed Forces during periods of war or national emergency. A 
system of 152 hospitals, 929 outpatient clinics, 133 nursing 
homes, and 109 VA residential rehabilitation treatment programs 
is maintained to meet the VA's medical mission.
    The National Cemetery Administration [NCA] provides for the 
interment of the remains of eligible deceased servicemembers 
and discharged veterans in any national cemetery with available 
grave space; permanently maintains these graves; provides 
headstones and markers for the graves of eligible persons in 
national and private cemeteries; administers the grant program 
for aid to States in establishing, expanding, or improving 
State veterans cemeteries; and provides certificates to 
families of deceased veterans recognizing their contributions 
and service to the Nation. The National Cemetery Administration 
includes 164 cemeterial installations and activities.
    Staff support offices include the Office of Inspector 
General, Boards of Contract Appeals and Veterans Appeals, and 
General Administration offices, which support the Secretary, 
Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary for Benefits, Under Secretary 
for Health, Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs, and General 
Counsel.
    Life-cycle Costs in VA Purchasing.--The Committee is 
concerned that the VA is not adequately considering life-cycle 
costs when making purchasing decisions. Evaluating unit cost 
without considering differences in the useful life of the item 
to be purchased may be causing the VA to spend more than 
necessary over time due to increased maintenance and 
replacement costs. The Committee directs the VA to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress no 
later than December 30, 2011, areas in which life-cycle costs 
are not evaluated as part of the competitive bidding process 
and an explanation as to why these costs are not considered.
    Federal Recovery Coordination Program.--The Committee urges 
the Department to ensure sufficient staffing is provided for 
the Federal Recovery Coordination Program. The Committee 
further urges the Department in conjunction with the Department 
of Defense to jointly reexamine the Federal Recovery 
Coordination Program to make such changes necessary to ensure 
the Federal Recovery Coordinators have full access and 
authority needed to coordinate care and benefits across both 
Departments.

                    Veterans Benefits Administration

Appropriations, 2011.................................... $64,471,683,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................  69,653,445,000
House allowance.........................................  69,653,445,000
Committee recommendation................................  69,653,445,000

                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    The Veterans Benefits Administration [VBA] is responsible 
for the payment of compensation and pension benefits to 
eligible service-connected disabled veterans, as well as 
education benefits and housing loan guarantees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $69,653,445,000 for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration. This amount is composed of 
$58,067,319,000 for Compensation and pensions; $11,011,086,000 
for Readjustment benefits; $100,252,000 for Veterans insurance 
and indemnities; $318,612,000 for the Veterans housing benefit 
program fund, with $154,698,000 for administrative expenses; 
$19,000 for the Vocational rehabilitation loans program 
account, with $343,000 for administrative expenses; and 
$1,116,000 for the Native American veteran housing loan program 
account.

                       COMPENSATION AND PENSIONS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2011.................................... $53,978,000,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................  58,067,319,000
House allowance.........................................  58,067,319,000
Committee recommendation................................  58,067,319,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Compensation is payable to living veterans who have 
suffered impairment of earning power from service-connected 
disabilities. The amount of compensation is based upon the 
impact of disabilities on a veteran's earning capacity. Death 
compensation or dependency and indemnity compensation is 
payable to the surviving spouses and dependents of veterans 
whose deaths occur while on active duty or result from service-
connected disabilities. A clothing allowance may also be 
provided for service-connected veterans who use a prosthetic or 
orthopedic device. In fiscal year 2012, the Department 
estimates it will obligate $52,911,619,000 for payments to 
3,588,315 veterans, 388,214 survivors, and 1,186 dependents 
receiving special benefits.
    Pensions are an income security benefit payable to needy 
wartime veterans who are precluded from gainful employment due 
to non-service-connected disabilities which render them 
permanently and totally disabled. Public Law 107-103, the 
Veterans Education and Benefits Expansion Act of 2001, restored 
the automatic presumption of permanent and total nonservice 
connected disability for purposes of awarding a pension to 
veterans age 65 and older, subject to the income limitations 
that apply to all pensioners. Death pensions are payable to 
needy surviving spouses and children of deceased wartime 
veterans. The rate payable for both disability and death 
pensions is determined on the basis of the annual income of the 
veteran or their survivors. In fiscal year 2012, the Department 
estimates that the Pensions program will provide benefits to 
303,783 veterans and 203,178 survivors totaling $4,945,282,000.
    The Compensation and Pension appropriation also funds 
certain burial benefits on behalf of eligible deceased 
veterans. These benefits include the purchase and 
transportation costs for headstones and markers; graveliners; 
pre-placed crypts; and partial reimbursement for privately 
purchased outer burial receptacles. In fiscal year 2012, the 
Department estimates the Compensation and Pensions program will 
obligate $210,418,000 providing burial benefits. This funding 
will provide 59,731 burial allowances, 33,152 burial plot 
allowances, 17,495 service-connected death awards, 500,002 
burial flags, 347,983 headstones or markers, and 52,895 
graveliners or reimbursement for privately purchased outer 
burial receptacles.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $58,067,319,000 for Compensation 
and pensions. This is an increase of $4,089,319,000 above the 
fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    The appropriation includes $32,187,000 in payments to the 
General operating expenses, veterans benefits administration; 
Medical support and compliance; and Information technology 
systems accounts for expenses related to implementing 
provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, 
the Veterans' Benefits Act of 1992, the Veterans' Benefits 
Improvements Act of 1994, and the Veterans' Benefits 
Improvements Act of 1996.

                         READJUSTMENT BENEFITS

Appropriations, 2011.................................... $10,396,245,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................  11,011,086,000
House allowance.........................................  11,011,086,000
Committee recommendation................................  11,011,086,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Readjustment benefits appropriation finances the 
education and training of veterans and servicemembers under 
chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41, 42 and 43 of 
title 38, United States Code. These benefits include the All-
Volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program (Montgomery GI 
bill) and the Post 9/11 Educational Assistance Program. Basic 
benefits are funded through appropriations made to the 
readjustment benefits appropriation and by transfers from the 
Department of Defense. This account also finances vocational 
rehabilitation, specially adapted housing grants, specially 
adapted automobile grants for certain disabled veterans, and 
educational assistance allowances for eligible dependents of 
those veterans who died from service-connected causes or who 
have a total permanent service-connected disability, as well as 
dependents of servicemembers who were captured or missing in 
action.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $11,011,086,000 for Readjustment 
benefits. This is an increase of $614,841,000 above the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    Cybersecurity Accredited Programs.--In light of the need to 
promote education and job growth in fields critical to the 
security of our Nation and its infrastructure, specifically in 
the area of cybersecurity and defense, the Committee encourages 
the Department's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and 
Employment Service to identify or create programs which provide 
cybersecurity training and certifications for veterans. Where 
appropriate, these programs should integrate efforts with 
Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Fusion Centers/Watch 
Centers within the Federal, State, and local government, all 
local educational institutions, and other community partners. 
The Committee directs the Department to report back to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress no 
later than February 1, 2012, on the feasibility of establishing 
such a program, the estimated costs associated with it, and how 
integration with Federal, State, local and community partners 
would play a role.

                   VETERANS INSURANCE AND INDEMNITIES

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $77,589,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     100,252,000
House allowance.........................................     100,252,000
Committee recommendation................................     100,252,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Veterans insurance and indemnities appropriation 
consists of the former appropriations for military and naval 
insurance, applicable to World War I veterans; National Service 
Life Insurance, applicable to certain World War II veterans; 
Servicemen's indemnities, applicable to Korean conflict 
veterans; and veterans mortgage life insurance to individuals 
who have received a grant for specially adapted housing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $100,252,000 for Veterans 
insurance and indemnities. This is an increase of $22,663,000 
above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request. The Department estimates there will be 
7,128,270 policies in force in fiscal year 2012 with a value of 
$1,352,685,500,000.

                 VETERANS HOUSING BENEFIT PROGRAM FUND

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Administrative
                                       Program account      expenses
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriations, 2011................       $19,078,000      $164,752,000
Budget estimate, 2012...............       318,612,000       154,698,000
House allowance.....................       318,612,000       154,698,000
Committee recommendation............       318,612,000       154,698,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Veterans housing benefit program fund provides for all 
costs associated with the VA's direct and guaranteed housing 
loan programs, with the exception of the Native American 
veteran housing loan program.
    VA loan guaranties are made to servicemembers, veterans, 
reservists, and unremarried surviving spouses for the purchase 
of homes, condominiums, and manufactured homes, and for 
refinancing loans. VA guarantees part of the total loan, 
permitting the purchaser to obtain a mortgage with a 
competitive interest rate, even without a downpayment, if the 
lender agrees. The VA requires that a downpayment be made for a 
manufactured home. With a VA guaranty, the lender is protected 
against loss up to the amount of the guaranty if the borrower 
fails to repay the loan.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends such sums as may be necessary for 
funding subsidy payments, estimated to total $318,612,000; and 
$154,698,000 for administrative expenses for fiscal year 2012. 
Bill language limits gross obligations for direct loans for 
specially-adapted housing to $500,000.

            VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Administrative
                                       Program account      expenses
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriations, 2011................           $29,000          $328,000
Budget estimate, 2012...............            19,000           343,000
House allowance.....................            19,000           343,000
Committee recommendation............            19,000           343,000
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Vocational rehabilitation loans program account covers 
the cost of direct loans for vocational rehabilitation of 
eligible veterans and, in addition, includes administrative 
expenses necessary to carry out the direct loan program. Loans 
of up to $1,108 (based on the indexed chapter 31 subsistence 
allowance rate) are currently available to service-connected 
disabled veterans enrolled in vocational rehabilitation 
programs, as provided under 38 U.S.C. chapter 31, when the 
veteran is temporarily in need of additional assistance. 
Repayment is made in 10 monthly installments, without interest, 
through deductions from future payments of compensation, 
pension, subsistence allowance, educational assistance 
allowance, or retirement pay. Virtually all loans are repaid in 
full and most in less than 1 year.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $19,000 for program costs and 
$343,000 for administrative expenses for the Vocational 
rehabilitation loans program account. The administrative 
expenses may be transferred to and merged with the General 
operating expenses, veterans benefits administration account. 
Bill language is included limiting program direct loans to 
$3,019,000. It is estimated that the VA will make 3,215 loans 
in fiscal year 2012, with an average amount of $939.

          NATIVE AMERICAN VETERAN HOUSING LOAN PROGRAM ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2011....................................        $662,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................       1,116,000
House allowance.........................................       1,116,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,116,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Native American Veteran Housing Loan Program is 
authorized by 38 U.S.C. chapter 37, section 3761 to provide 
direct loans to Native American veterans living on trust lands. 
The loans are available to purchase, construct, or improve 
homes to be occupied as veteran residences, or to refinance a 
loan previously made under this program in order to lower the 
interest rate. The potential maximum loan amount under this 
authority ranges from $417,000 in standard areas up to 
$1,641,937.50 in high-cost areas. Veterans pay a funding fee of 
1.25 percent of the loan amount, although veterans with a 
service-connected disability are exempt from paying the fee. 
Before a direct loan can be made, the veteran's tribal 
organization must sign a memorandum of understanding with the 
VA regarding the terms and conditions of the loan. The Native 
American Veteran Housing Loan Program began as a pilot program 
in 1993 and was made permanent by Public Law 109-233, the 
Veterans Housing Opportunity and Benefits Act of 2006.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,116,000 for administrative 
expenses associated with this program. This is $454,000 above 
the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget 
request.

                     Veterans Health Administration

Appropriations, 2011.................................... $48,617,570,000
Appropriations, 2012....................................  50,610,985,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     748,774,000
House allowance, 2012...................................     530,774,000
Committee recommendation, 2012..........................     581,000,000
Budget estimate, advance appropriation, 2013............  52,541,000,000
House allowance, advance appropriation, 2013............  52,541,000,000
Committee recommendation, advance appropriation, 2013...  52,541,000,000

                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    The Veterans Health Administration [VHA] operates the 
largest Federal medical care delivery system in the country, 
with 152 hospitals, 109 VA residential rehabilitation treatment 
programs, 133 nursing homes, and 992 outpatient clinics, which 
include independent, satellite, community-based, and rural 
outreach clinics.
    The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Care Collections 
Fund [MCCF] was established by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 
(Public Law 105-33). In fiscal year 2004, Public Law 108-199 
allowed the Department to deposit first-party and 
pharmaceutical co-payments; third-party insurance payments and 
enhanced-use collections; long-term care co-payments; 
Compensated Work Therapy Program collections; Compensation and 
Pension Living Expenses Program collections; and Parking 
Program fees into the MCCF.
    The Parking Program provides funds for the construction, 
alteration, and acquisition (by purchase or lease) of parking 
garages at VA medical facilities authorized by 38 U.S.C. 8109. 
The Secretary is required under certain circumstances to 
establish and collect fees for the use of such garages and 
parking facilities. Receipts from the parking fees are to be 
deposited into the MCCF and are used for medical services 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $581,000,000 for the Veterans 
Health Administration for medical and prosthetic research for 
fiscal year 2012, without collections. This is an increase of 
$72,226,000 above the Administration's request. Medical care 
collections are expected to be $3,326,000,000. Additionally, 
the Committee provided an advance appropriation of 
$50,610,985,000 for veterans medical care for fiscal year 2012 
in Public Law 112-10, the Department of Defense and Full Year 
Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011. Therefore, VHA will have 
total resources of $54,517,985,000, plus any carryover from 
fiscal year 2011, available in fiscal year 2012. In addition, 
the Committee recommendation also includes an advance 
appropriation of $52,541,000,000 for veterans medical care for 
fiscal year 2013.
    In addition to funding for VHA's regular Medical services 
programs, the Administration's budget submission requested a 
separate $953,000,000 contingency fund within the Medical 
services account in the event that the current economic climate 
results in a spike in veterans turning to the VA for their 
medical care. The request was partially offset by a rescission 
of $713,000,000 which was the cumulative 2011 and 2012 pay 
freeze. The balance, $240,000,000, was requested above the 
advance appropriation provided to the Department for fiscal 
year 2012.
    Under the proposal, the contingency funds would become 
available for obligation only if the Administration determined 
that additional funds were required due to unanticipated demand 
for VA medical services, and only if the Office of Management 
and Budget [OMB] approved the request.
    The Committee remains committed to providing the Department 
with every resource it requires to meet the needs of veterans, 
but it does not believe that the creation of a contingency 
fund, which takes control of medical resources out of the hands 
of the Department and places it within the jurisdiction of OMB, 
is prudent policy.
    Further, the Department's fiscal year 2013 request assumes 
that the VA will carry $500,000,000 over from fiscal year 2012. 
The Committee believes that before requesting a contingency 
fund the VA should utilize funding that is available to the 
Department. Toward this end, the Committee recommendation does 
not rescind $664,000,000 which remains in the medical care 
accounts from the cancelled pay raises, and rather leaves the 
funding within the Medical services account for use by the 
Department to address unanticipated demand, should it 
materialize.

                           AREAS OF INTEREST

    VA Nursing Academy.--The Committee commends the VA for 
addressing the nursing shortage through the Veterans Affairs 
Nursing Academy. This 5-year pilot program is designed to 
establish partnerships with competitively selected nursing 
schools to expand the number of teaching faculty in VA 
facilities and affiliated nursing schools in order to increase 
student enrollment in baccalaureate nursing programs. The 
Committee also urges the VA to continue its collaboration with 
the Department of Defense through the Uniformed Services 
University of the Health Services by providing nursing faculty 
and nursing students in graduate nursing education programs.
    Advanced Nursing Education.--The Committee urges the VA, in 
conjunction with accredited schools of nursing, to explore the 
development of a fast-track doctoral training program which 
would facilitate completion of a doctorate in nursing by 
qualified nurses employed within the VA network who possess a 
bachelor of science in nursing.
    Licensing Requirements at DOD/VA Collocated Facilities.--
The Committee supports efforts to eliminate the burden placed 
on healthcare providers which requires two different licensing 
processes at collocated facilities for the Department of 
Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Providing the 
highest quality of healthcare for service men and women, and 
veterans is the Committee's number one priority. In an effort 
to ensure that providers are able to efficiently and 
effectively care for their patients without imposing additional 
burdens on health providers, the Committee directs the 
Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to 
examine ways in which duplicative licensing requirements may be 
eliminated at collocated facilities and to report these 
findings to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress no later than March 15, 2012.
    Infrastructure Improvements.--In May 2010, the Department 
of Veterans Affairs announced the Surgical Complexity 
Initiative to ensure that VA medical centers with inpatient 
surgical programs have the best available infrastructure in 
relation to the complexity of the surgical procedures being 
performed. While the Committee is pleased with this initiative 
to enhance patient safety, the Department must ensure that this 
initiative does not result in limitations on specialty of care 
or quality of care. The Committee is concerned that campus-
style facilities in small and mid-sized cities have not 
received necessary infrastructure improvements critical to the 
care of their patient populations. Not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall 
report to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress ways in which infrastructure improvements at small and 
mid-sized medical centers may be used to expand access for 
rural veterans to specialty care and improve overall quality of 
care.
    Rural Telehealth/Electronic Health Records.--The Committee 
is aware that the Health Resources and Services Administration 
[HRSA] within the Department of Health and Human Services has 
begun an initiative to provide rural healthcare providers with 
telehealth equipment and electronic health record systems that 
will complement the VA's Rural Health Initiative. The Committee 
urges the VA to collaborate with HRSA to ensure that both 
initiatives succeed in improving the health of veterans in 
remote and rural areas.
    Centers of Excellence.--The Committee directs the 
Department of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study and issue a 
report to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress by January 27, 2012, identifying the top five ways to 
increase efficiencies and improve outcomes of the DOD/VA 
Centers of Excellence. This report shall include a detailed 
assessment of the services provided at each of the centers, the 
current staffing provided by both the Department of Defense and 
the Department of Veterans Affairs, the number of veterans 
served at each center, and an estimated number of veterans in 
the surrounding region who are eligible to use each center of 
excellence. Additionally, the report shall include the 
necessary steps to increase awareness among veterans of the 
services offered at these centers.
    Cost-saving Initiative.--Over the past decade, the 
Department has undertaken an effort to modernize its medical 
facilities through new construction and renovation. This 
recapitalization effort is imperative to the delivery of high-
quality medical care. Often when a new surgical ward or other 
treatment facility undergoes construction, the VA has to find 
alternative areas for treatment or contract care to non-VA 
medical providers. The Committee believes that the VA could 
achieve cost savings during renovation or construction by 
either leasing or purchasing mobile units. The Committee 
encourages the Department to launch pilot projects in selected 
VISNs that have renovation or construction projects underway, 
to lease or purchase mobile surgical units through a full and 
open competition while construction is underway. Additionally, 
the VA should develop metrics for a cost benefit analysis to 
determine whether this approach has achieved savings versus 
contracting care through local medical providers.
    Women Veterans.--The percentage of women veterans is 
expected to rise significantly over the next two decades. While 
VA is an institution originally designed and focused toward 
serving male veterans, there is an urgent need to adapt older 
facilities to these changing demographics. Women veterans 
seeking VA care have unique needs that VA facilities must be 
better adapted to meet. The Committee urges VA to continue to 
upgrade facilities to address the needs of women veterans and 
veterans with children. Additionally, the Committee urges VA to 
ensure the provisions of title II of Public Law 111-163 are 
fully implemented, especially section 205 of that law.
    Prosthetics.--The VA has long been a leader in the 
development of new prosthetics. Over the past several years, 
prosthetic development has revolutionized the way in which 
prosthetics work. Unlike the hook-and-cable prosthetics, many 
of the next-generation prosthetics utilize a host of new 
technologies, including microprocessors and sensors. With these 
new prosthetics come new challenges for the VA, including 
ensuring that prosthetists, both inside the VA and those with 
whom the Department contracts, have the skills and proper 
training to service these new devices. The Committee directs 
the Department to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress by January 6, 2012, on all programs 
that are currently in place to educate and train prosthetists 
on the next generation of prosthetics.

                            MEDICAL SERVICES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2011.................................... $37,061,728,000
Appropriations, 2012....................................  39,649,985,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     240,000,000
House allowance, 2012...................................................
Committee recommendation, 2012..........................................
Budget estimate, advance appropriation, 2013............  41,354,000,000
House allowance, advance appropriation, 2013............  41,354,000,000
Committee recommendation, advance appropriation, 2013...  41,354,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Medical services account provides for medical services 
of enrolled eligible veterans and certain dependent 
beneficiaries in VA medical centers, VA outpatient clinics, 
contract hospitals, State homes, and outpatient programs on a 
fee basis. Hospital and outpatient care is also provided by the 
private sector for certain dependents and survivors of veterans 
under the civilian health and medical programs for the VA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    In fiscal year 2011, the Committee provided an advance 
appropriation of $39,649,985,000 for fiscal year 2012. In 
addition, the VA has the authority to retain co-payments and 
third-party collections, estimated to total $3,326,000,000 in 
fiscal year 2012.
    The Committee recommendation also includes an advance 
appropriation of $41,354,000,000 for Medical Services for 
fiscal year 2013. This is $1,704,015,000 above the level for 
fiscal year 2012 and equal to the fiscal year 2013 budget 
request.
    The fiscal year 2012 appropriation includes $6,153,000,000 
for mental healthcare; $2,991,487,000 to provide medical care 
to Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans; $189,000,000 for 
readjustment counseling services at Vet Centers; $2,546,000,000 
for prosthetics; and $938,575,000 for specific homeless 
veterans programs.
    Homeless Veterans.--The Committee commends the Department 
on the emphasis that has been placed on ending homelessness 
among the veteran population. Over the past 6 years tremendous 
progress has been made in reducing the number of veterans that 
experience homelessness on any given night, from an estimated 
195,000 in 2005, to an estimated 75,600 this year. The 2012 
budget includes $938,575,000 for specific programs to prevent 
and reduce homelessness among veterans. This is an increase of 
17.4 percent, or $139,290,000 over the 2011 level of 
$799,210,000. This increase includes an additional $50,431,000 
to enhance case management for permanent housing solutions 
offered through the Housing and Urban Development-VA Supported 
Housing [HUD-VASH] program.
    The Department is directed to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress no later than 180 
days after enactment on this act, a report outlining the needs 
of homeless veterans in States with rural and highly rural 
areas as well as those with the highest number of veterans per 
capita, and the VA's plans to meet those needs. Additionally, 
the Committee encourages the Department to develop a pilot 
program specifically targeted at homeless veterans in rural 
States and States with the highest number of veterans per 
capita.
    The Committee remains concerned that the nutritional, 
housing, medical, and social work needs of homeless veterans 
living in rural areas are not adequately being addressed by 
current VA programs, especially in areas where the VA lacks 
services, potentially leading to an underestimation of the 
number of homeless veterans requiring care and services. The 
Committee directs the Secretary to conduct an assessment of the 
needs of homeless veterans living in these areas and to submit 
a plan to address those needs to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress within 180 days of 
enactment of this act. The plan should address alternative 
means of service delivery, if appropriate, in areas where VA 
services are unavailable, such as reimbursing local providers 
for these services.
    Rural Healthcare.--The fiscal year 2012 appropriation 
includes $250,000,000 to improve access and quality of care for 
enrolled veterans residing in rural and highly rural areas. The 
Committee is highly supportive of these efforts, but is 
concerned over an April 2011 Inspector General [IG] report 
which found management and procedural inadequacies in the 
Office of Rural Health [OHR]. The IG recommended that the Under 
Secretary for Health implement new and stricter financial 
controls; develop new policies and procedures that are more 
focused on project monitoring and performance measures; 
implement an effective communication plan to ensure 
stakeholders are adequately informed of ORH policies; and 
reassess the rural health initiatives requested in the fiscal 
year 2012 budget to align planned use of resources to the 
greatest rural health needs. The Committee directs the 
Department to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress no later than October 14, 2011, on the 
steps taken to comply with the IG recommendations. The report 
should include a detailed strategic plan for fiscal year 2012 
for all rural health activities. Additionally, the Committee 
recommends that the VA's reassessment take into consideration 
both geographic and specific health needs and encourages the 
Department to compile veterans' records from multiple systems 
to create a single view of the veteran and the geographic area 
in which they live. This composite profile of rural veterans 
will help the VA target funding to programs that address the 
greatest number of veterans, with a precise understanding of 
their specific healthcare needs.
    Far too many of these veterans continue to encounter 
significant barriers that hinder access to the care they need. 
Therefore, the Committee strongly urges the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to improve the accessibility, efficiency and 
effectiveness of care for rural veterans by partnering with 
State and local organizations to identify and support veterans 
in rural and highly rural areas; more aggressively focusing 
attention and resources on contracting with local private 
providers when appropriate, particularly in the area of mental 
health; improving accessibility to Vet Centers and the critical 
readjustment counseling and care they provide; and expanding 
the Veterans Health Administration telemedicine program, which 
would allow services to be brought to more veterans' homes or 
local clinics while providing a savings through a reduction in 
transportation costs. Additionally, not later than 180 days 
after enactment, the Secretary shall submit a report detailing 
options to increase access to care for rural veterans, 
including ``split campus'' models where outpatient care and 
specialty services are not collocated, and minor construction 
projects.
    Veteran Transportation System.--The Committee recognizes 
that Public Law 111-163 took a number of meaningful steps to 
enhance care for veterans. Among the provisions included in 
this law is a grant program that will allow State veteran 
service agencies and veteran service organizations to provide 
better transportation options for rural veterans seeking care 
at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility. The Committee has 
concerns that the regulations governing the implementation of 
this grant program have yet to be released by the Department of 
Veterans Affairs, and the delay is impeding the critical 
services provided by the program from reaching rural veterans 
in a timely manner. The Committee expects the Department of 
Veterans Affairs Office of General Counsel to move 
expeditiously in the formulation, evaluation and publication of 
these regulations.
    National Center for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.--
Without doubt, one of the most pressing concerns facing our 
country's veterans is the increasing prevalence and severity of 
post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD]. Not only does PTSD 
continue to adversely affect Vietnam veterans, but a new 
generation of veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan 
are now returning home suffering from what some have called 
``the invisible wounds of war.'' Given the rising incidence of 
this problem and the great strides in PTSD research made by the 
VA's National Center for PTSD, the Committee notes with concern 
the $7,363,000 or almost a 33 percent decrease in the 
President's budget request for this essential program in fiscal 
year 2012 compared with fiscal year 2011. In order to ensure 
that VA research on PTSD care continues without delay, the 
Committee urges the VA to accelerate funding for PTSD programs 
in the coming fiscal years.
    Integrated Mental Health Strategy.--The frequency of 
individual deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and exposure to 
the risks and stresses of combat have contributed to a higher 
than expected prevalence of mental health conditions among 
those who have deployed. Without question the VA has made 
earnest efforts to identify and treat mental health issues by 
instituting system-wide mental health screenings, increasing 
levels of mental health staffing, conducting training on 
clinical techniques, and increasing the focus on integrating 
primary care and mental health treatment. In a groundbreaking 
joint effort, VA and DOD have agreed on an integrated mental 
health strategy that will standardize treatment across the 
Departments. As one measure of the need for these services, in 
April 2011 the Veterans Crisis Line received its highest call 
volume since its inception. Over 14,000 calls were received, 
which is an average of more than 400 calls per day. This 
increase is evidence that the service is being utilized by 
servicemembers and veterans. Given the critically important 
nature of this service, it is imperative that the VA remain 
vigilant in its efforts to ensure all aspects of these programs 
are fully resourced. The Committee urges the Department and the 
Department of Defense to continue implementation of the 
Integrated Mental Health Strategy.
    Caregivers.--With the recent publication of regulations 
instituting the Department's new caregivers program, the VA 
must continue to remain diligent in its efforts to ensure there 
are sufficient resources for all aspects of the program, such 
as stipends, mental health services, and access to healthcare 
insurance. The fiscal year 2012 appropriation provides 
$204,000,000, the fully requested level, for implementation of 
the caregivers program. Additionally, the fiscal year 2013 
advance appropriation provided in this bill for Medical 
services provides the requested $248,000,000 to continue the 
program in fiscal year 2013. The Committee notes that 
caregivers in a home environment dramatically enhance the 
health and well-being of severely injured veterans and urges VA 
to ensure the caregivers program including home healthcare 
remains a top priority.
    Access to Care.--The Committee is concerned with the VA's 
policy of referring veterans in Alaska to facilities in the 
lower 48 States for treatment when adequate healthcare 
treatment is available within Alaska outside the VA system. 
This extensive travel requirement, coupled with the lengthy 
delay scheduling this travel, creates an unusual hardship on 
Alaska veterans and often prevents them from obtaining 
treatment or forces them to pay for the travel on their own. 
The VA has publicly stated that it has not made sufficient 
progress in addressing this unique problem. Therefore, no later 
than December 1, 2011, the Department is directed to provide 
the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a 
report on the number of Alaska veterans who were directed to 
travel to a VA facility in another State for medical care in 
fiscal year 2011; the number of veterans who actually traveled 
to that facility; and the Department's plans and goals for 
reducing the number of Alaska veterans directed to travel to 
another state for medical care in fiscal year 2012. In 
addition, the report should describe the criteria used in 
determining whether to purchase medical care for an Alaska 
veteran within Alaska or require the veteran to travel to a VA 
facility in another State to receive that care; a description 
of the medical conditions for which Alaska veterans were 
required to travel out of Alaska; and an explanation for why 
care such veterans was not purchased in Alaska.
    Public/Private Partnerships.--The Committee recommends 
expanding public-private partnerships with hospitals nationwide 
that can offer the VA expertise, specialized recovery services, 
and additional capacity to better serve the needs of veterans 
recovering from serious brain injuries and aid in their full 
reintegration into their communities. The Committee urges the 
Department to fully utilize its authority under 38 U.S.C. 
Section 1710E to enter into partnerships with appropriate 
public or private entities that have established rehabilitation 
and recovery programs.
    Toxic Exposures.--The Committee directs the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to take all necessary and appropriate steps in 
coordination with the Department of Defense to identify and 
treat veterans suffering ill effects from potential exposure to 
dangerous chemical agents during their military service. The 
Department must ensure that healthcare providers at all levels 
are knowledgeable of occupational and environmental health 
threats in locations in which their patients have served. The 
Committee encourages the Department of Veterans Affairs to 
systematically update providers on specific issues developing 
in deployed areas and ensure that providers document confirmed 
and possible exposures in individual medical records and make 
use of registry programs for long-term medical follow-up and 
surveillance.

                     MEDICAL SUPPORT AND COMPLIANCE

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $5,262,454,000
Appropriations, 2012....................................   5,535,000,000
Budget estimate, advance appropriation, 2013............   5,746,000,000
House allowance, advance appropriation, 2013............   5,746,000,000
Committee recommendation, advance appropriation, 2013...   5,746,000,000

    The Medical support and compliance account provides funds 
for management, security, and administrative expenses within 
the VA healthcare system, in addition to providing costs 
associated with the operation of VA medical centers and 
clinics, VISN offices, and the VHA Central Office in 
Washington, DC. This appropriation also covers Chief of Staff 
and Facility Director operations, quality of care oversight, 
legal services, billing and coding activities, procurement, 
financial management, security, and human resource management.
    The President's 2012 and 2013 submission for Medical 
Support and Compliance is based on an actuarial analysis 
founded on the current and projected veteran population, 
enrollment projections of demand, and case mix changes 
associated with current veteran patients.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    In fiscal year 2011, the Committee provided an advance 
appropriation of $5,535,000,000 for fiscal year 2012 for the 
Medical support and compliance account. This is $272,546,000 
above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level. Additionally, the 
Committee recommendation includes an advance appropriation of 
$5,746,000,000 for Medical support and compliance for fiscal 
year 2013, which is $211,000,000 above the level for fiscal 
year 2012 and equal to the budget request.

                           MEDICAL FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $5,713,550,000
Appropriations, 2012....................................   5,426,000,000
Budget estimate, advance appropriation, 2013............   5,441,000,000
House allowance, advance appropriation, 2013............   5,441,000,000
Committee recommendation, advance appropriation, 2013...   5,441,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Medical facilities account provides funds for the 
operation and maintenance of the VA healthcare system's vast 
capital infrastructure. This appropriation provides for costs 
associated with utilities, engineering, capital planning, 
leases, laundry, groundskeeping, housekeeping, facility repair, 
and property disposition and acquisition.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    In fiscal year 2011, the Committee provided an advance 
appropriation of $5,426,000,000 for fiscal year 2012 for the 
Medical facilities account. The Committee recommendation 
includes an advance appropriation of $5,441,000,000 for Medical 
facilities for fiscal year 2013. This is $15,000,000 above the 
level for fiscal year 2012 and equal to the budget request.
    Nonrecurring Maintenance.--The Committee is very concerned 
regarding the administration's fiscal year 2013 budget request 
for nonrecurring maintenance. The Department uses nonrecurring 
maintenance funding to address its most immediate 
infrastructure needs as identified by the most recent Facility 
Condition Assessment [FCA]. These assessments are performed at 
each facility every 3 years and highlight a building's most 
pressing and mission critical repair and maintenance needs, 
including code violations. According to the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO], the latest FCA identifies almost 
$10,000,000,000 in deficiencies at existing medical facilities 
throughout the VHA system. The VA's advance appropriation 
request for fiscal year 2013 includes $600,200,000, a 
$510,000,000 decrease from what is being spent in fiscal year 
2011. The Committee understands that the Department has 
reprogramming authority and flexibility within the Medical 
facilities account to shift funding during the fiscal year to 
address needs. However, given the average age of VA hospitals 
and a significant number of identified deficiencies within the 
system, a funding reduction of this magnitude is troubling. 
Moreover, in a June 2011 report, GAO found that VA 
significantly lowered its budget estimates for nonrecurring 
maintenance in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 from what was 
estimated using the Enrollee Health Care Projection Model. The 
Committee urges the Department to submit an additional fiscal 
year 2013 appropriation request for Medical facilities with 
submission of the fiscal year 2013 budget.

                    MEDICAL AND PROSTHETIC RESEARCH

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $579,838,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     508,774,000
House allowance.........................................     530,774,000
Committee recommendation................................     581,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Medical and prosthetic research account provides funds 
for medical, rehabilitative, and health services research. 
Medical research supports basic and clinical studies that 
advance knowledge leading to improvements in the prevention, 
diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disabilities. 
Rehabilitation research focuses on rehabilitation engineering 
problems in the fields of prosthetics, orthotics, adaptive 
equipment for vehicles, sensory aids and related areas. Health 
services research focuses on improving the effectiveness and 
economy of the delivery of health services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $581,000,000 for Medical and 
prosthetic research. This is $1,162,000 above the fiscal year 
2011 enacted level and $72,226,000 above the budget request.
    The Committee remains highly supportive of this program, 
and recognizes its importance both in improving healthcare 
services to veterans and recruiting and retaining high-quality 
medical professionals in the Veterans Health Administration. 
The Committee does not believe that reducing funding for 
medical research is wise given the number of wounded soldiers 
returning home for Iraq and Afghanistan. The Department will 
need every resource available if it is to develop new 
treatments for diseases and conditions that are unique to the 
veterans' community. Therefore the Committee has increased 
funding by $72,226,000 above the request.
    Through the Department's research and development program, 
the VA has implemented a comprehensive research agenda to 
develop new treatments and tools for clinicians to ease the 
physical and psychological pain of men and women returning from 
war zones, to improve access to VA healthcare services, and to 
accelerate discoveries and applications, especially for 
neurotrauma, sensory loss, amputation, polytrauma, and related 
prosthetic needs.
    Nursing Research Program.--The Committee supports the 
Veterans Affairs Nursing Research Program, which facilitates 
research on the specific nursing needs of combat veterans and 
aging veterans. The Committee strongly supports continuation of 
this program. The Committee also encourages collaboration 
between VA nurses and recipients of Tri-Service Nursing 
Research Program awards in the exploration of research 
proposals that improve the health and well-being of their 
shared beneficiary population.
    Gulf War Illness.--The Committee directs the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to report to the Committees on Appropriations 
of both Houses of Congress not later than 90 days after 
enactment of this act on specific research efforts related to 
gulf war illness and the ways in which the Department's 
research efforts are coordinated with similar programs at the 
Department of Defense, the Institute of Medicine and other 
Federal agencies.
    Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study.--On September 14, 
2009, the Secretary announced that the VA would fulfill the 
mandate carried in section 212 of Public Law 106-419, the 
Veterans Benefits and Health Care Improvement Act of 2000, by 
soliciting bids for the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal 
Study. The Committee understands that a contract to fulfill 
this mandate has been awarded. The Committee urges the 
Department to proceed as quickly as possible with the study, as 
the longer it takes, the harder it becomes to locate the 
original participants and develop sample populations. The 
Committee directs the VA to submit a report by January 6, 2012, 
to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress 
detailing the progress made with identification of sample 
populations; development of study protocol and research 
questions; and timeframes for completion of research, data 
analysis, and publication of results. In addition, the 
Secretary is urged to conduct epidemiological studies of 
existing VA medical data to determine if there are anomalies 
and differences that become apparent based on location of 
different duty stations or periods of service. Results of these 
studies shall be made public by means of submission of articles 
to recognized, peer-reviewed scientific and medical 
publications.

                 MEDICAL CARE COST RECOVERY COLLECTIONS

                      MEDICAL CARE COLLECTION FUND

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $3,393,000,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   3,326,000,000
House allowance.........................................   3,326,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,326,000,000

             MEDICAL CARE COLLECTION FUND--REVENUES APPLIED

Appropriations, 2011.................................... -$3,393,000,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................  -3,326,000,000
House allowance.........................................  -3,326,000,000
Committee recommendation................................  -3,326,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Medical Care Collection Fund [MCCF] was established by 
the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-33). In fiscal 
year 2004, Public Law 108-199 allowed the Department of 
Veterans Affairs to deposit first-party and pharmacy co-
payments; third-party insurance payments and enhanced-use 
collections; long-term care co-payments; Compensated Work 
Therapy Program collections; and Parking Program fees into the 
MCCF. The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has the authority to 
transfer funds from the MCCF to the Medical services account.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes the authority to 
retain co-payments and third-party collections, estimated to 
total $3,326,000,000 in fiscal year 2012.

                    National Cemetery Administration

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $249,500,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     250,934,000
House allowance.........................................     250,934,000
Committee recommendation................................     250,934,000

                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    The National Cemetery Administration [NCA] was established 
in accordance with Public Law 93-94, the National Cemeteries 
Act of 1973. It has a four-fold mission: to provide for the 
interment in any national cemetery of the remains of eligible 
deceased servicemembers and discharged veterans, together with 
their spouses and certain dependents, and to permanently 
maintain their graves; to provide headstones for, and to mark 
graves of, eligible persons in national, State, and private 
cemeteries; to administer the grant program for aid to States 
in establishing, expanding, or improving State veterans 
cemeteries; and to administer the Presidential Memorial 
Certificate Program.
    In 2010, cemeterial activities will encompass a total of 
164 cemeterial installations in 39 States, the District of 
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The Committee's recommendation for 
NCA provides funds for all of these cemeterial installations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $250,934,000 for the National 
Cemetery Administration. This is an increase of $1,434,000 from 
the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget 
request.
    The Committee has included bill language to make available 
through September 30, 2013, up to $25,100,000 of the National 
Cemetery Administration appropriation.
    Population Threshold for National Cemeteries.--The 
Committee appreciates the Department of Veterans Affairs 
efforts to reduce the population threshold requirement for 
establishing VA national cemeteries. However, it has concerns 
that the current threshold continues to preclude thousands of 
veterans in rural States who have faithfully served their 
country and seek the honor of a final resting place in a VA 
national cemetery in their home State. Therefore, the Committee 
supports further efforts by the VA to provide waivers to this 
policy on a case by case basis and allow more rural veterans 
the dignity of being buried in a VA national cemetery nearer to 
their homes and their families.

                      Departmental Administration

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $7,302,830,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   7,008,451,000
House allowance.........................................   6,750,714,000
Committee recommendation................................   6,994,483,000

                        ADMINISTRATION OVERVIEW

    Departmental Administration provides for the administration 
of veterans benefits through the Veterans Benefits 
Administration [VBA], the executive direction of the 
Department, several top level supporting offices, the Board of 
Contract Appeals, and the Board of Veterans' Appeals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,994,483,000 for Departmental 
administration. The amount is composed of $431,257,000 for 
General administration; $2,018,764,000 for General operating 
expenses, veterans benefits administration; $3,161,376,000 for 
Information technology systems; $112,391,000 for the Office of 
the Inspector General; $589,604,000 for Construction, major 
projects; $550,091,000 for Construction, minor projects; 
$85,000,000 for Grants for construction of State extended care 
facilities; and $46,000,000 for Grants for the construction of 
State veterans cemeteries.

                       GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $2,529,207,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   2,466,989,000
House allowance\1\......................................................
Committee recommendation\1\.............................................

\1\Funding for General Operating Expenses is provided for in the General 
Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration; and General 
Administration accounts.
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                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The administration's budget request proposes that funding 
for the administrative expenses associated with the Veterans 
Benefits Administration and all Department-wide offices be 
included within a single appropriation account. The Committee 
recommendation includes funding for these functions in two 
separate accounts: General operating expenses, Veterans 
Benefits Administration and General administration. The 
Committee believes that differences in the mission and purpose 
of the Department's executive offices and the Veterans Benefits 
Administration justify providing funding in two separate 
accounts. Further, separating these two broad categories will 
provide the Congress with greater visibility of budgetary 
resources and oversight of expenditures for these two vital 
missions.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

Appropriations, 2011\1\.................................  ($396,705,000)
Budget estimate, 2012\2\................................   (448,225,000)
House allowance.........................................    400,500,000 
Committee recommendation................................    431,257,000 

\1\$396,705,000 was provided for General administration under the 
General Operating Expenses account in fiscal year 2011.
\2\The budget request includes $448,225,000 for General administration 
within the General Operating Expenses account.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General administration account provides funding for the 
Office of the Secretary, six Assistant Secretaries and three 
independent staff offices. The budget request proposes funding 
these operations within the General operating expenses account, 
which includes funding for the administrative functions of the 
Veterans Benefits Administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $431,257,000 for General 
administration. This amount is $34,552,000 above the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level and $16,968,000 below the budget 
request. To provide the Secretary with the flexibility to 
address emerging needs, the recommendation includes transfer 
authority to General operating expenses, Veterans Benefits 
Administration. The Committee has included bill language to 
make available through September 30, 2013, up to $21,562,000 
for General administration. The funding recommendation for each 
line office is provided in the table below.

                                             GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Fiscal year     Fiscal year
                           Department                              2011 enacted     2012 budget      Committee
                                                                       level          request     recommendation
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Office of the Secretary.........................................           9,251          10,104          10,104
Office of Veterans Appeals......................................          73,126          78,006          78,006
Office of General Counsel.......................................          80,616          84,073          84,073
Office of Management............................................          43,868          46,222          45,686
Office of Human Resources.......................................          68,453          74,343          70,516
Office of Policy and Planning...................................          25,963          28,647          26,127
Office of Operations Security and Preparedness..................          16,713          19,873          19,543
Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs..................          22,035          23,981          23,330
Office of Congressional Affairs and Legislative Affairs.........           6,053           6,585           6,065
Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction..............          50,627          76,391          67,807
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................         396,705         448,225         431,257
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    In order to provide the Department with the resources it 
needs to process the increasing number of benefit claims 
appeals, the Committee provides the full budget request for the 
Board of Veterans Appeals. The recommendation also includes the 
full budget request for the Office of the General Counsel, 
which will allow the office to speed up the appeals process and 
the formulation of regulations. Under the Secretary's 
direction, personnel which had in previous administrations been 
detailed to support the Office of the Secretary have been 
realigned and budgeted for under the umbrella of the 
Secretary's office. The recommendation reflects this shift. All 
other General administration offices are provided non-pay 
inflation and rent increases plus the following requested 
initiatives: $1,600,000 for the Office of Management to conduct 
audits of the VHA Fee Care program; $705,000 for the Office of 
Operations, Security and Preparedness to activate the 
Integrated Operations Center and the Capital Region Readiness 
Center, as well as $2,900,000 to implement the Homeland 
Security Presidential Directive 12 mandate; $1,150,000 for the 
newly created Tribal Government Outreach Office and to continue 
to expand the VA's veteran outreach efforts through new social 
media; $15,000,000 for the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, 
and Construction to implement the Government-wide Acquisition 
initiative.
    Non-VA Fee Care Program.--The recommendation includes 
$1,600,000 for the Office of Management to increase its audit 
capacity of fee care offices. With these funds, the Department 
anticipates conducting comprehensive audits of approximately 
seven sites, or 10 to 12 fee offices. Additionally, the 
Committee directs the Department to report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress annually the sites 
reviewed during the year; the number of transactions reviewed; 
the dollar value and percent of dollars reviewed that were 
determined to be improper payments per site; and the planned 
course of action to recoup those payments. The Committee also 
directs the VA to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress by November 15, 2011, on what steps the 
Department has undertaken to strengthen its internal controls 
over the Fee Care program.
    Report Requirement.--On March 20, 2010, the President 
issued a memorandum directing agency heads to expand Payment 
Recapture Audits to the extent permitted by law and where cost 
effective. A Payment Recapture Audit, as defined in the 
memorandum, is a type of recovery audit whereby accountants 
identify improper payments made to contractors or other 
entities to uncover such problems as duplicate payments, 
payments for services not rendered, overpayments, and 
fictitious vendors. The memorandum references one approach that 
has worked effectively to identify and reduce improper payments 
in Government programs: having highly skilled accounting 
specialists and fraud examiners use new technology to recover 
improper payments, with their compensation tied to the 
identification of misspent funds. The Committee directs the 
Department to report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress by November 4, 2011, on what steps have 
been taken to adopt Payment Recapture Audits as a means of 
reducing and recovering improper payments.
    Franchise Fund.--The Franchise Fund was established in 1997 
as a pilot program and made permanent in fiscal year 2006 under 
Public Law 109-114. The Committee directs the Department to 
provide a report on the Franchise Fund's business plan for 
fiscal year 2012. This plan should include a list of services, 
customers, overhead expenses, funds collected for services, and 
the unobligated balance from the previous fiscal year. The VA 
shall submit this report to the Committees on Appropriations of 
both Houses of Congress no later than 60 days following 
enactment of this act.

      GENERAL OPERATING EXPENSES, VETERANS BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

Appropriations, 2011\1\.................................($2,132,502,000)
Budget estimate, 2012\2\................................ (2,018,764,000)
House allowance.........................................  2,020,128,000 
Committee recommendation................................  2,018,764,000 

\1\$2,132,502,000 was provided for the Veterans Benefits 
Administration's administrative expenses under the General Operating 
Expenses account in fiscal year 2011.
\2\The budget request includes $2,018,764,000 for the Veterans Benefits 
Administration's administrative expenses within the General Operating 
Expenses account.
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                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The General Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits 
Administration account provides funding for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration to administer entitlement programs such 
as service-connected disability compensation, education 
benefits, and vocational rehabilitation services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,018,764,000 for General 
Operating Expenses, Veterans Benefits Administration, equal to 
the budget request. The Committee has proposed creating this 
new account to provide increased visibility and oversight of 
expenditures associated with VBA. The Committee has included 
bill language to make available through September 30, 2013, up 
to $105,000,000 for General Operating Expenses, Veterans 
Benefits Administration.
    Claims Processing.--The Committee finds it disheartening 
that once again it must note the unacceptable time veterans 
must wait to have their disability claims processed. The 
Department estimates that in 2012, the average wait time will 
grow to 230 days, or approximately 8 months. In fiscal year 
2011, the Committee provided an additional $447,569,000 in 
Public Law 112-10, the Department of Defense and Full Year 
Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011, for VBA claims 
processing. VA's original expenditure plan for this funding was 
to hire 4,000 permanent claims processors to address the 
backlog of claims, which has been exacerbated by the surge in 
claims relating to the new Agent Orange presumptive conditions 
and VA's need to focus significant levels of resources for 
readjudication of these complex claims. However, the Committee 
understands that VA has made a policy decision to change its 
tactic in dealing with the claims wait time and backlog. The 
Department has decided to hire fewer permanent employees and 
will instead utilize approximately $75,000,000 of the funding 
provided in fiscal year 2011 to engage external vendors in 
specific elements of collecting materials for claims 
processing, allowing VA employees to focus on decisionmaking. 
This contracting effort is expected to improve efficiency and 
reduce VBA's fiscal year 2012 budget requirement for operating 
expenses related to claims processing. The Committee directs 
the Department to develop metrics for evaluating the success of 
this effort by the speed in which the backlog of claims and the 
average adjudication time has been reduced.
    Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment [VR&E].--The 
Committee believes the VR&E program is a critical component in 
the Department's efforts to help veterans who have service-
connected disabilities obtain employment or live independently 
in their homes and in their communities if employment is not 
currently feasible for them. The VR&E program has experienced a 
substantial increase in workload over the last several years, 
growing from 87,845 in 2007 to a projected 119,905 in 2012. For 
the first time since 2007, the Department has requested to 
substantially increase its staffing within the program, from 
1,155 in 2011 to 1,286 in 2012, and the Committee is pleased to 
approve funding for this request.
    Staff and skill shortages in the VR&E workforce, as well as 
organizational weaknesses in the program as a whole, were last 
documented by the Government Accountability Office in a January 
2009 report. The Committee therefore directs the Department by 
November 1, 2011, to submit to the Committees of Appropriations 
of both Houses of Congress a strategic workforce plan for the 
VR&E program, which should include the following: (1) using 
relevant data, determine what the workforce's target caseload 
should be over the next 5 years; (2) using relevant data, 
identify current and future human capital needs, such as the 
appropriate number of employees to handle the estimated 
workload, how they are to be deployed across the organization, 
and what percentage of cases are likely to require extended 
evaluations and thus more manpower; and (3) identify the 
critical skills and competencies staff will need to achieve the 
organization's mission and goals.
    Outreach Efforts in Rural Areas.--It is imperative that the 
Department provide widespread outreach efforts to inform 
veterans of their benefits, particularly education benefits to 
which they may be entitled. The Committee remains concerned 
that in rural and highly rural areas and on Native American 
reservations, outreach efforts are lacking. The Committee 
directs the Department to submit a report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress by January 20, 2012, 
detailing outreach efforts underway to promote the Post 9/11 
Educational Assistance Program on Native American reservations 
and highly rural areas, such as Alaska and Hawaii. Where 
appropriate the report should include what cultural sensitivity 
training the VA is providing to its personnel as part of these 
efforts.
    Decision Review Officers [DROs].--The Committee is 
concerned that some VBA Regional Offices are inadequately 
staffed with DROs, and that in some locations there is only one 
DRO in the Regional Office. With the Board of Veterans Appeals 
estimating an increase of 63 percent in case receipts from 2008 
to 2012 and a record number of appeals before the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for Veterans Claims, it is inexplicable why some 
Regional Offices would only have one DRO on staff. To avoid 
needless delays in providing final case decisions to veterans, 
the Committee directs the Veterans Benefits Administration to 
ensure that every Service Center has at least two Decision 
Review Officers. Additionally, the Committee directs the 
Veterans Benefits Administration to establish new positions 
where needed instead of converting other, less-senior rating 
positions into DRO positions. Those Service Centers which 
currently have only one Decision Review Officer must not lose 
rating capacity at lower levels of the rating and review 
process in order to achieve the needed staffing levels among 
its Decision Review Officers.

                     INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $2,993,604,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................   3,161,376,000
House allowance.........................................   3,025,000,000
Committee recommendation................................   3,161,376,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Information Technology [IT] appropriation, along with 
reimbursements, funds the costs of all IT staff salaries and 
expenses, the operations and maintenance of all existing 
information technology systems, and the development of new 
projects and programs designed to improve the delivery of 
service to veterans. This appropriation also funds the costs 
associated with the Office of Information and Technology, which 
oversees the functions highlighted above.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,161,376,000 for the Information 
Technology Systems account. This amount is $167,772,000 above 
the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget 
request. The Committee recommendation includes $915,000,000 for 
staff salaries and expenses, $1,709,953,000 for operation and 
maintenance of existing programs, and $536,423,000 for program 
development, all according to the Department's fiscal year 2012 
budget submission.
    The Committee has appropriated the Information Technology 
Systems account as three subaccounts, with funding levels 
consistent with the Department's budget submission. This 
funding structure will enhance the Committee's ability to 
ensure that funds are executed in a manner consistent with the 
Department's budget submission. The Committee has provided 
sufficient flexibility within the subaccounts in the way of 
authorized carryover amounts and reprogramming authority to 
give the Office of Information Technology as much flexibility 
as possible to accomplish its mission and goals, while ensuring 
proper accountability and oversight. The Committee will 
continue to work with the Department to ensure that the 
Information Technology projects currently underway, as well as 
the projects planned for the future, have the resources the VA 
needs to make them successful.
    The Committee has included bill language that restricts the 
obligation of development funds until the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs or the Chief Information Officer submits to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a 
certification of the amounts, in parts or in full, that will be 
obligated and expended for each development project. Further, 
the Office of Information Technology is directed to provide an 
IT expenditure report, by project, to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress on a monthly basis.
    The chart below reflects the Administration's budget 
request for development projects and includes the Committee 
recommendation for each. This chart will serve as the 
Department's approved list of development projects, and all 
requested changes are subject the reprogramming guidelines as 
outlined in the accompanying act.

               INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                            Committee
               Project                 Budget estimate   recommendation
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Veterans Benefits Management System
 [VBMS]:
    VBMS............................            84,902            84,902
    Veterans Service Network                    17,843            17,843
     [VETSNET]......................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, VBMS Development.......           102,745           102,745
                                     ===================================
Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record
 [VLER]:
    Memorial/Cemeterial Legacy                   4,457             4,457
     Development....................
    VLER--Laboratory Data Sharing                1,530             1,530
     Initiative.....................
    VLER Executive Program                       1,648             1,648
     Management Office..............
    e-Gov...........................             2,091             2,091
    Bidirectional Health Information             1,000             1,000
     Exchange.......................
    Clinical Health Data Repository.             1,000             1,000
    HHS Connect Gateway Development.             3,251             3,251
    NHIN Gateway and Adaptor                    13,866            13,866
     Development....................
    Veteran Authorization and                      846               846
     Policies Development...........
    VLER Services...................             3,990             3,990
    Warrior Support/Information                  6,000             6,000
     Sharing Initiative Development.
    Warrior Support/Military Service             3,200             3,200
     Data Sharing Development.......
    Warrior Support/VA-DOD Identity              5,200             5,200
     Repository Development.........
    Warrior Support/Veteran Tracking             4,300             4,300
     Application Development........
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, VLER Development.......            52,379            52,379
                                     ===================================
Access to Healthcare:
    Access IT--Program Management                1,000             1,000
     Office.........................
    Emergency Department Information             7,900             7,900
     System Development.............
    Patient Advocate Database                    1,250             1,250
     Development....................
    Public Quality and Safety                    1,250             1,250
     Website Development............
    Surgical Quality and Workflow               21,325            21,325
     Management Development.........
    Veterans Benefits Handbook                   5,000             5,000
     Development....................
    Veterans Implant Tracking System             1,500             1,500
     Development....................
    Veterans Transportation System               3,500             3,500
     Development....................
    TeleHealth......................             4,437             4,437
    Bed Hold Development............             3,150             3,150
    Bed Management Solution                     12,300            12,300
     Development....................
    National Utilization Management              2,180             2,180
     Integration Development........
    Surgery Development.............               630               630
    VPS Kiosk Development...........             2,500             2,500
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Access to Healthcare...            67,922            67,922
                                     ===================================
New Models of Care:
    Patient Centered Medical Home                  750               750
     Proposed Initiatives
     Development....................
    Primary Care Management Module               2,000             2,000
     Reengineering Development......
    MyHealtheVet/Lifetime Health                 1,000             1,000
     Monitoring Development.........
    MyHealtheVet/Social Networking               1,550             1,550
     Tools Development..............
    MyHealtheVet/Veterans Health                 1,065             1,065
     Library Development............
    TeleHealth......................            11,880            11,880
    Program Management Office.......               900               900
    VISTA Imaging--Telemedicine                 13,005            13,005
     Development....................
    Woman's Health Proposed Projects             2,000             2,000
     Development....................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, New Models of Care.....            34,150            34,150
                                     ===================================
Homelessness:
    Homelessness--At-Risk Tracking..               550               550
    Homelessness Registries.........             1,950             1,950
    Homelessness Case Management                 1,500             1,500
     Development....................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Homelessness IT                     4,000             4,000
       Development..................
                                     ===================================
Healthcare Efficiency:
    Beneficiary Travel Development..             2,000             2,000
    Facility Automation Development.             5,000             5,000
    Non-VA Fee Care Development.....             1,000             1,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Healthcare Efficiency..             8,000             8,000
                                     ===================================
Mental Health:
    MyHealtheVet/Mental Health                   2,000             2,000
     Program Development............
    Behavioral Health Lab Software               1,000             1,000
     Development....................
    Mental Health Systems                        1,588             1,588
     Development....................
    Pharmacy Legacy Development.....             2,796             2,796
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Mental Health IT                    7,384             7,384
       Development..................
                                     ===================================
    Benefits Legacy Systems                        727               727
     Development....................
    Health Management Platform                   8,000             8,000
     Development....................
    Laboratory Software Development.            10,136            10,136
    Pharmacy Reengineering Software              4,099             4,099
     Development....................
    Revenue Improvements System                  1,091             1,091
     Enhancements Development.......
    Compensation and Pension Records             1,091             1,091
     Interface Development..........
    Development of Barcode Expansion             4,733             4,733
     Software.......................
    Caregivers Development..........             8,000             8,000
    International Classification of              8,667             8,667
     Diseases--10 Development.......
    Decision Support Systems                     3,500             3,500
     Extracts / Event Capture
     Project Development............
    Health Provider Systems                      4,000             4,000
     Development....................
    VHA Research IT Support                     20,000            20,000
     Development....................
    Human Capital Development.......             6,550             6,550
    Innovations.....................            20,000            20,000
    Integrated Operating Model......            10,000            10,000
    Strategic Capital Investment                 3,000             3,000
     Planning Database Development..
    Business Intelligence Dashboard              2,100             2,100
     Development....................
    VA Learning Management Systems               4,650             4,650
     Development....................
    Strategic Asset Management......             9,000             9,000
    Development of Financial                       130               130
     Management System Software.....
    Enterprise IT Support                        1,180             1,180
     Development....................
    Customer Service [Survey and SLA             4,000             4,000
     Programs] Development..........
    Corporate IT Support                           375               375
     Architecture, Strategy, and
     Design.........................
    Repositories Development........             3,273             3,273
    Standards and Terminology                    1,001             1,001
     Services.......................
    Safety and Security Initiative..            18,030            18,030
    Enrollment System Modernization.             3,323             3,323
    Veterans Relationship Management            99,187            99,187
     Development....................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, All Development........           536,423           536,423
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Integrated Electronic Health Record [iEHR].--The Committee 
commends the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department 
of Defense for the strong leadership they have shown over the 
past year in agreeing to develop an integrated electronic 
health record. The Committee understands that the Departments 
have agreed to pursue a number of integrated development 
approaches including the decision to share common data centers 
and utilize open source software development. It is essential 
that service members transition seamlessly from active duty 
into the Department of Veterans Affairs, and a very large part 
of that transition is the service member's medical records. Not 
only will an integrated electronic health record allow 
physicians to provide more effective and efficient medical 
care, it will also assist in the administration's goal to have 
a virtual lifetime electronic record which will aid the 
Veterans Benefits Administration in processing disability 
claims, thus reducing the time a veteran must wait for a 
resolution of a disability claim.
    The Committee is aware that meetings between the two 
Secretaries have been occurring regularly to ensure that system 
development is agreed upon and driven by the senior leadership 
of each Department. The Committee strongly encourages these 
meetings to continue to ensure that an unambiguous and unified 
message is clearly articulated to both Departments. It is 
imperative that a coordinated and clearly defined path is laid 
out to protect the taxpayers from system development that 
wastes money and produces little in terms of success.
    At the time of the budget submission, the Department was 
not in a position of knowing the financial requirements for 
this project, and therefore the current budget request does not 
contain a line item request for iEHR. As a result, the 
committee recommendation fully funds the request for the 
Information Technology Systems account and includes sufficient 
flexibility to the Department in the way of reprogramming 
authority to devote adequate resources to this effort. 
Consequently, the Committee directs the Office of Information 
Technology to provide quarterly updates on the progress of this 
project to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of 
Congress.
    Graphical User Interface.--As work on the iEHR continues, 
an integral component to the successful integration and 
deployment is a functioning presentation layer Graphical User 
Interface [GUI]. The Committee notes the successful VA pilot of 
GUI powered off the JANUS framework which was developed by the 
VA and focuses on clinician and patient centric data and is 
customizable by the user. As the Departments move forward on 
developing an iEHR, the Committee encourages the Departments to 
consider this as an enterprise-wide solution.
    DOD/VA Information Technology Interoperability.--The 
Committee supports the efforts of the Department of Veterans 
Affairs and Department of Defense to integrate services and 
medical record systems at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal 
Health Care Center, the first totally integrated Federal 
healthcare facility in the country. The Committee recognizes 
the significant challenges facing the Departments in their 
efforts to fully integrate all information management/
information technology systems, especially with orders 
portability, and urges the Departments to take all necessary 
and appropriate steps to rapidly develop and deploy capacity to 
integrate information management/information technology 
systems.
    Innovation Initiative.--Within the funds requested and 
provided to the Information Technology Systems account for 
Innovation Initiatives, the Committee encourages the Department 
to utilize a portion of these funds for an open competition to 
utilize commercial off the shelf technology to develop a 
decision support system and automate the VBA's Veterans 
Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The Committee further urges 
that upon award of a contract and development of this automated 
tool that it be piloted in at least one regional office and 
that metrics for evaluating its success be implemented.
    Veterans Benefits Management System.--The VA has made it a 
priority to implement a paperless claims processing system to 
eliminate the disability claims backlog and reduce the average 
adjudication time for a disability claim to 125 days. The 
Veterans Benefits Management System [VBMS] is the Department's 
key information technology initiative to transform its paper-
centric claims environment into one that processes claims 
electronically, with national deployment of the project 
scheduled to begin in fiscal year 2012.
    The Committee supports the VA's effort to leverage 
technology to transform the disability claims process into a 
21st century function, in order to eliminate the disability 
claims backlog and reduce the average adjudication time to 
manageable levels. However, the Committee is concerned that the 
Department has not developed an evaluation plan with clear 
criteria for determining whether the VBMS pilot has 
sufficiently met its stated goals in preparation of a 
nationwide rollout. According to the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO] without clear criteria to use in determining 
success, such as minimum improvement expected against a 
specific baseline measure, it will be unclear the extent to 
which the goals of the project have been met.
    The Committee directs the Department to submit to the 
Committees on Appropriations of both Houses of Congress a 
detailed report no later than November 30, 2011, outlining 
metrics for evaluating the VBMS pilot.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $108,782,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     109,391,000
House allowance.........................................     109,391,000
Committee recommendation................................     112,391,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Office of Inspector General [OIG] was established by 
the Inspector General Act of 1978 and is responsible for the 
audit, investigation, and inspection of all Department of 
Veterans Affairs programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $112,391,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General. This is $3,609,000 above the fiscal year 
2011 enacted level and $3,000,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee has included bill language to make available through 
September 30, 2013, up to $6,600,000 for the Office of the 
Inspector General.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS

Appropriations, 2011....................................  $1,073,734,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     589,604,000
House allowance.........................................     589,604,000
Committee recommendation................................     589,604,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Construction, major projects account provides for 
constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the 
facilities (including parking projects) under the jurisdiction 
or for the use of the VA, including planning, architectural and 
engineering services, needs assessment, and site acquisition 
where the estimated cost of a project is more than the amount 
set forth in 38 U.S.C. 8104(a)(3)(A). Proceeds realized from 
Enhanced Use Lease activities may be deposited into the 
Construction, major projects and Construction, minor projects 
accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $589,604,000 
for the construction of major projects. This is $484,130,000 
below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request.
    The following table reflects the President's budget request 
for major construction projects and activities, and the 
corresponding Committee recommendations.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR PROJECTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Fiscal year 2011      Committee
      Location and description             request       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Veterans Health Administration
 [VHA]:
    New Orleans, Louisiana--New                 60,000            60,000
     Medical Facility...............
    Denver, Colorado--New Medical               42,000            42,000
     Facility.......................
    San Juan, Puerto Rico--Seismic             100,720           100,720
     Corrections--Building 1........
    St. Louis, Missouri--Jefferson              80,000            80,000
     Barracks, Medical Facility
     Improvements & Cemetery
     Expansion......................
    Palo Alto, California--Centers              75,900            75,900
     for Ambulatory Care,
     Polytrauma, Blind
     Rehabilitation & Research......
    Bay Pines, Florida--Inpatient/              43,970            43,970
     Outpatient Improvements........
    Seattle, Washington--Seismic                47,500            47,500
     Corrections to Nursing Tower
     and Community Living Center....
    Reno, Nevada--Correct Seismic               21,380            21,380
     Deficiencies and Expand
     Clinical Services..............
    West Los Angeles, California--              50,790            50,790
     Construct Essential Care Tower
     and Correct Seismic
     Deficiencies...................
    San Francisco, California--                 22,480            22,480
     Correct Seismic Deficiencies...
    Advance Planning Fund...........            59,145            59,145
    Asbestos........................            40,000            40,000
    Facility Security...............             8,000             8,000
    Construction and Facilities                 24,200            24,200
     Management Resident Engineers..
    Judgment Fund...................             5,000             5,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, VHA....................           681,085           681,085
                                     ===================================
National Cemetery Administration
 [NCA]:
    National Memorial Cemetery of               23,700            23,700
     the Pacific--Expand Columbarium
     and Replace Administration
     Building.......................
    Advance Planning Fund...........             4,500             4,500
    NCA Land Acquisition Fund.......            10,000            10,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, NCA....................            38,200            38,200
                                     ===================================
General Administration--Staff                    6,000             6,000
 Offices, Advance Planning Fund.....
Available from existing projects....          -135,681          -135,681
                                     ===================================
      Total Construction, Major                589,604           589,604
       Projects.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Strategic Capital Investment Planning.--The Veterans 
Affairs new Strategic Capital Investment Plan [SCIP] has 
identified 4,808 capital projects valued between 
$53,000,000,000 and $65,000,000,000 that should be made over 
the next decade to address critical infrastructure needs. In 
considering the enormity of the SCIP list and the average level 
of funding that has been available for VA construction, as well 
as the ability that the VA has to annually reassess and 
reprioritize projects, the Committee is concerned that 
thousands of meritorious capital projects will be left to 
languish in this process.
    The VA Secretary, in partnership with the Administrator of 
the General Services Administration, shall submit a report 
within 90 days of enactment of this act identifying possible 
innovative and cost-effective approaches such as public-private 
partnerships, lease-build arrangements, and other non-
traditional concepts that the VA could undertake to address its 
physical infrastructure needs in a more timely and cost-
effective basis. The agencies shall include a recommendation of 
potential pilot projects that could be undertaken to 
investigate such approaches. Further, given the aging 
demographics of our veterans population and the needs of 
severely wounded veterans, nursing and adult day care 
facilities should be considered as part of this effort.
    Energy Efficiency.--The Committee recognizes VA's 
initiative and accomplishments to date in greening the agency, 
and encourages the VA to continue these efforts at a level that 
will allow both short- and long-term sustainability goals to be 
achieved. The recommendation includes $144,565,000 in resources 
for the Green Management Program in fiscal year 2012. The 
Committee directs the VA to submit to the Committees on 
Appropriations of both Houses of Congress, within 60 days of 
enactment of this act, a ``Greening VA'' operating plan that 
addresses all program components. The plan should include 
resource levels for all agency components and administrations 
for fiscal year 2012.
    Assessment of Real Estate Inventory.--The Committee 
endorses the administration's recently announced effort to 
dispose of unneeded Federal real estate. The Committee wants to 
ensure that VA has a comprehensive plan and effort to manage 
its portfolio of real estate at an optimal level in support of 
serving veterans. VA should use all available tools, including 
public-private ventures, to reduce the amount of unneeded 
assets. The Committee wants to ensure that all VA mission 
requirements, including efforts to provide supportive services 
and housing options for homeless veterans, are fully addressed 
in VA's plan to reduce unneeded assets. The Committee directs 
the Department to provide a report within 60 days of enactment 
of this act to the Committees on Appropriations of both Houses 
of Congress, detailing all surplus and underutilized buildings 
within the VA real estate portfolio. The report should include 
any recommendation for future use consistent with the VA's 
mission, and if appropriate, any plans for disposal of the 
facility.
    Joint Facilities.--The Department of Defense [DOD] and 
Department of Veterans Affairs are currently undertaking a 
joint venture in North Chicago, where VA and DOD are 
consolidating their medical missions into one integrated 
hospital. The Committee has been supportive of this effort and 
has provided bill language to allow the VA to transfer money 
into a joint account with DOD. Both Departments believe 
significant cost savings can be achieved through this effort. 
The Committee believes that the VA should develop a strategic 
capital plan that addresses future joint ventures with DOD, as 
well with other Federal healthcare providers and academic 
affiliates. The Committee directs the Department to submit with 
the fiscal year 2013 budget submission a joint venture 
strategic capital plan, outlining what future collaborative 
efforts with DOD, other Federal providers and academic 
affiliates are planned. This plan should include capital cost 
estimates, the degree to which integration will occur, and 
potential cost savings.
    West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center.--The 
Committee continues to be concerned about the urgent need to 
provide adequate housing for our Nation's homeless veterans. 
The need is particularly acute in the greater Los Angeles area 
where an estimated 8,000 homeless veterans live, more than 10 
percent of the Nation's total homeless veteran population.
    The Committee understands that the Department of Veterans 
Affairs has identified funding to begin renovating a building 
on the West Los Angeles VA campus, but requires authorization 
from Congress to begin work on this major construction project. 
On June 21, 2011, this project was transmitted to Congress by 
the administration as part of the annual construction 
authorization request. The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee 
marked up the bill on June 29, 2011, and included the 
authorization. The Committee is encouraged by this swift action 
and supports the effort to complete action on this matter.

                      CONSTRUCTION, MINOR PROJECTS

Appropriations, 2011....................................    $466,765,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................     550,091,000
House allowance.........................................     475,091,000
Committee recommendation................................     550,091,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The Construction, minor projects account provides for 
constructing, altering, extending, and improving any of the 
facilities (including parking) under the jurisdiction or for 
the use of the VA, including planning, assessment of needs, 
architectural and engineering services, and site acquisition, 
where the estimated cost of a project is equal to or less than 
$10,000,000. Public Law 106-117, the Veterans Millennium Health 
Care and Benefits Act of 1999, gave the VA the authority to 
make capital contributions from minor construction in enhanced-
use leases. Proceeds realized from enhanced-use lease 
activities may be deposited into the Construction, major 
projects and Construction, minor projects accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $550,091,000 for minor 
construction. This is $83,326,000 above the fiscal year 2011 
enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    The recommendation includes $461,868,000 for the Veterans 
Health Administration, $41,628,000 for the National Cemetery 
Administration, $22,950,000 for General Administration--Staff 
Offices, and $23,645,000 for the Veterans Benefits 
Administration. The Committee directs the Department to provide 
an expenditure plan within 30 days of enactment of this act for 
the amount appropriated for minor construction.

       GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF STATE EXTENDED CARE FACILITIES

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $84,830,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      85,000,000
House allowance.........................................      85,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      85,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This account is used to provide grants to assist States in 
acquiring or constructing State home facilities for furnishing 
domiciliary or nursing home care to veterans, and to expand, 
remodel or alter existing buildings for furnishing domiciliary, 
nursing home, or hospital care to veterans in State homes. The 
grant may not exceed 65 percent of the total cost of the 
project. Public Law 102-585 granted permanent authority for 
this program, and Public Law 106-117 provided greater 
specificity in directing VA to prescribe regulations for the 
number of beds for which grant assistance may be furnished. 
This program has been a successful partnership between the 
States and the VA in meeting the long-term care needs of 
elderly veterans for decades.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $85,000,000 for grants for the 
construction of State extended care facilities. This is 
$170,000 above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to 
the budget request.

             GRANTS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF VETERANS CEMETERIES

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $45,908,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      46,000,000
House allowance.........................................      46,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,000,000

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    Public Law 105-368 amended title 38 U.S.C. 2408 and 
established authority to provide aid to States for 
establishment, expansion, and improvement of State veterans 
cemeteries, which are operated and permanently maintained by 
the States. This statutory change increased the maximum Federal 
share from 50 percent to 100 percent in order to fund 
construction costs and the initial equipment expenses when the 
cemetery is established. The States remain responsible for 
providing the land and for paying all costs related to the 
operation and maintenance of the State cemeteries, including 
the costs for subsequent equipment purchases.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $46,000,000 for grants for the 
construction of State veterans cemeteries. This is $92,000 
above the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 201. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
reprogramming authority and responsibilities for the Veterans 
Benefits Administration.
    Sec. 202. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
reprogramming authority and responsibilities for the Veterans 
Health Administration.
    Sec. 203. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
the use of the Salaries and expenses account.
    Sec. 204. The Committee includes a provision mandating that 
only construction funds may be used for land procurement.
    Sec. 205. The Committee includes a provision allowing for 
reimbursements to the Medical services account.
    Sec. 206. The Committee includes a provision allowing for 
payments of prior year obligations.
    Sec. 207. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for the use of fiscal year 2012 funds for prior year 
obligations.
    Sec. 208. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for payments from the National Service Life Insurance Fund.
    Sec. 209. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
the use of funds from enhanced-use lease proceeds.
    Sec. 210. The Committee includes a provision which provides 
for funds for the Office of Resolution Management and the 
Office of Employment Discrimination Complaint Adjudication.
    Sec. 211. The Committee includes a provision which sets a 
limit on new leases without congressional approval.
    Sec. 212. The Committee includes a provision which requires 
disclosure of third-party reimbursement information.
    Sec. 213. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for the transfer of revenue derived from enhanced-use leases 
into the construction accounts.
    Sec. 214. The Committee includes a provision which outlines 
authorized uses for medical services funds.
    Sec. 215. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
funds in the Medical Care Collection Fund to be transferred 
into the Medical services account.
    Sec. 216. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
eligible veterans in the State of Alaska to obtain medical care 
services.
    Sec. 217. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for the transfer of funds into the construction accounts.
    Sec. 218. The Committee includes a provision which allows 
for outreach and marketing to enroll new veterans.
    Sec. 219. The Committee includes a provision requiring the 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs to submit quarterly financial 
reports on the Veterans Health Administration.
    Sec. 220. The Committee includes a provision outlining 
transfer authority for the Information technology systems 
account.
    Sec. 221. The Committee includes a provision outlining 
limits on transfers within the Information technology systems 
account.
    Sec. 222. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
any funds to be used to contract out any functions performed by 
more than 10 employees without a fair competition process.
    Sec. 223. The Committee includes a provision limiting the 
amount of non-recurring maintenance funds that can be obligated 
during the last 2 months of the fiscal year.
    Sec. 224. The Committee includes a provision allowing for 
the transfer of funds from certain accounts to the Joint 
Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Medical 
Facility Demonstration Fund, as authorized by Public Law 111-
84.
    Sec. 225. The Committee includes a provision allowing for 
the transfer of certain funds deposited in the Medical Care 
Collections Fund to the Joint Department of Defense/Department 
of Veterans Affairs Medical Facility Demonstration Fund, as 
authorized by Public Law 111-84.
    Sec. 226. The Committee includes a provision allowing a 
minimum of $15,000,000 to be transferred from Medical services, 
Medical support and compliance, and Medical facilities to the 
Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Health 
Care Sharing Incentive Fund, as authorized by section 8111 of 
title 38, United States Code.
    Sec. 227. The Committee includes a provision rescinding 
funds from certain accounts and appropriating additional 
amounts with 2-year authority.
    Sec. 228. The Committee includes a provision requiring 
notification of all bid savings for major construction 
projects.
    Sec. 229. The Committee includes a provision restricting 
scope increases for major construction projects above that 
specified in the original project justification.

                               TITLE III

                            RELATED AGENCIES

                  American Battle Monuments Commission

                          PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    The American Battle Monuments Commission [ABMC] is 
responsible for the following: the maintenance and construction 
of U.S. monuments and memorials commemorating the achievements 
in battle of our Armed Forces since April 1917 (the date of the 
United States entry into World War I); the erection of 
monuments and markers by U.S. citizens and organizations in 
foreign countries; and the design, construction, and 
maintenance of permanent military cemetery memorials in foreign 
countries. The Commission maintains 24 military memorial 
cemeteries and 31 monuments, memorials, and markers in 15 
countries around the world, including three memorials on U.S. 
soil.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $64,072,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      61,100,000
House allowance.........................................      61,100,000
Committee recommendation................................      61,100,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $61,100,000 for the Salaries and 
expenses account. This amount is $2,972,000 below the fiscal 
year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request.

                     FOREIGN CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $20,168,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      16,000,000
House allowance.........................................      16,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,000,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an estimated $16,000,000 for the 
Foreign currency fluctuation account. This amount is $4,168,000 
below the fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the 
budget request.
    The Committee has again included language in the 
accompanying bill, as proposed by the administration, that 
would allow funding for this account on a ``such sums as 
necessary'' basis. Funding the account in this manner allows 
the Commission to maintain cemeteries regardless of the 
volatility of foreign currency fluctuations.

               U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims


                                OVERVIEW

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims was 
established by the Veterans' Judicial Review Act of 1988. The 
Court is an independent judicial tribunal with exclusive 
jurisdiction to review decisions of the Board of Veterans' 
Appeals. It has the authority to decide all relevant questions 
of law; interpret constitutional, statutory, and regulatory 
provisions; and determine the meaning or applicability of the 
terms of an action by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. It is 
authorized to compel action by the Secretary. It is authorized 
to hold unconstitutional or otherwise unlawful and set aside 
decisions, findings, conclusions, rules and regulations issued 
or adopted by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, the Board of 
Veterans' Appeals, or the Chairman of the Board that are found 
to be arbitrary or capricious. The Court's principal office 
location is Washington, DC; however, it is a national court, 
empowered to sit anywhere in the United States.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $27,560,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      55,770,000
House allowance.........................................      30,770,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,770,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $30,770,000 for the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for Veterans Claims.
    The administration's budget request included $25,000,000, 
to be transferred to the General Services Administration [GSA] 
for the construction of a new courthouse. The Committee 
understands that negotiations between the Federal Government 
and the government of the District of Columbia are still 
underway and that current estimates for construction have more 
than doubled from the original estimate. Due to these 
circumstances, the Committee defers without prejudice funding 
for this project.

                      Department of Defense--Civil


                       Cemeterial Expenses, Army


                                OVERVIEW

    The Secretary of the Army is responsible for the 
administration, operation and maintenance of Arlington National 
Cemetery and the Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery. 
In addition to its principal function as a national cemetery, 
Arlington is the site of approximately 3,200 nonfuneral 
ceremonies each year and has approximately 4,000,000 visitors 
annually.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $45,010,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      45,800,000
House allowance.........................................      45,800,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,800,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $45,800,000 for the Cemeterial 
expenses, Army account. This amount is $790,000 above the 
fiscal year 2011 enacted level and equal to the budget request.
    The Committee continues to support the mission of Arlington 
National Cemetery [ANC]. While recent events have revealed 
serious mismanagement of past business and burial practices at 
Arlington, the Committee believes that the new leadership team 
is making strides to improve operations and accountability at 
the Nation's premier cemetery. Unfortunately, new revelations 
of past mismanagement continue to arise and cast a shadow on 
the work being done on behalf of our country's departed 
warriors. The Committee will continue to work closely with 
cemetery officials in an effort to reinstate confidence in the 
management of Arlington National Cemetery and resolve any 
remaining issues identified in the 2010 Army Inspector 
General's Report.
    The Committee directs the Executive Director of Arlington 
National Cemetery to continue the office's audits of past 
contracts and outstanding financial obligations, and update the 
Committee on its findings along with quarterly reports on 
unexpended prior year funding, status updates on the upgrading 
of the information technology systems, and reports on ANC's 
expansion plans. The Committee encourages cemetery officials 
and the Department of the Army to work with the Department of 
Veterans Affairs in the development of a common architecture 
software for the information technology system for Arlington 
National Cemetery. In light of the recent problems at 
Arlington, the Committee believes that the current funding line 
for ANC is insufficient for proper oversight and lacks 
transparency. For future budget submissions, the Committee 
requests that ANC provide a detailed breakout of funding 
accounts to include subaccounts for personnel, operations and 
maintenance, and construction, along with detailed budget 
justification materials for such accounts. The Committee 
believes that providing more defined budget documentation will 
provide better oversight and accountability to the taxpayer on 
ANC's use of public funds.

                      Armed Forces Retirement Home


                               TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2011....................................     $71,058,000
Budget estimate, 2012...................................      67,700,000
House allowance.........................................      67,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      67,700,000

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends authority to expend $67,700,000 
from the Armed Forces Retirement Home [AFRH] Trust Fund to 
operate and maintain the Armed Forces Retirement Home--
Washington, DC, and the Armed Forces Retirement Home--Gulfport, 
Mississippi.

                                TITLE IV

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 401. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the obligation of funds beyond the current fiscal year unless 
expressly so provided.
    Sec. 402. The Committee includes a provision that requires 
pay raises to be absorbed within the levels appropriated.
    Sec. 403. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the use of funds for programs, projects or activities not in 
compliance with Federal law relating to risk assessment, the 
protection of private property rights, or unfunded mandates.
    Sec. 404. The Committee includes a provision that prohibits 
the use of funds to support or defeat legislation pending 
before Congress.
    Sec. 405. The Committee includes a provision that 
encourages the expansion of E-commerce technologies and 
procedures.
    Sec. 406. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
funds from being transferred from this appropriations measure 
to any instrumentality of the United States Government without 
authority from an appropriations act.
    Sec. 407. The Committee includes a provision that specifies 
the congressional committees that are to receive all reports 
and notifications.
    Sec. 408. The Committee includes a provision regarding the 
posting of congressional reports on agency Web sites.
    Sec. 409. The Committee includes a provision limiting the 
construction of facilities for the purposes of housing 
individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports 
accompanying general appropriations bills identify each 
recommended amendment which proposes an item of appropriation 
which is not made to carry out the provisions of an existing 
law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or resolution previously 
passed by the Senate during that session. The Committee 
recommends funding for the following programs which currently 
lack authorization:
Title I: Department of Defense
    Military Construction, Army
    Military Construction, Navy and Marine Corps
    Military Construction, Air Force
    Military Construction, Defense-Wide
    Military Construction, Army National Guard
    Military Construction, Air National Guard
    Military Construction, Army Reserve
    Military Construction, Navy Reserve
    Military Construction, Air Force Reserve
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization Security Investment 
Program
    Family Housing Construction, Army
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Army
    Family Housing Construction, Navy and Marine Corps
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Navy and Marine 
Corps
    Family Housing Construction, Air Force
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Air Force
    Family Housing Operation and Maintenance, Defense-Wide
    Department of Defense, Family Housing Improvement Fund
    Homeowners Assistance Fund
    Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-Wide
    Base Realignment and Closure Account, 1990
    Base Realignment and Closure Account, 2005
Title II: Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Benefits Administration
    Veterans Health Administration
    National Cemetery Administration
    Departmental Administration
Title III: Related Agencies
    American Battle Monuments Commission
    U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
    Cemeterial Expenses, Army
    Armed Forces Retirement Home

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(c), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 30, 2011, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported the bill (H.R. 2055), 
making appropriations for military construction, the Department 
of Veterans Affairs, and related agencies for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, subject to further 
amendment, by a recorded vote of 30-0, a quorum being present. 
The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Inouye
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu
Mr. Reed
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Pryor
Mr. Tester
Mr. Brown
Mr. Cochran
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Kirk
Mr. Coats
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Johnson

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the committee.''
    The Committee bill as recommended contains no such 
provisions.

                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL


  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Budget authority                 Outlays
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         Amount  of                   Amount  of
                                                         Allocation\1\      bill      Allocation\1\      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with subcommittee
 allocation for 2012: Subcommittee on Military
 Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related
 Agencies:
    Mandatory.........................................             NA        72,532             NA     \2\78,555
    Discretionary.....................................             NA        68,448             NA     \2\68,201
Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2012..............................................  ..............  ...........  ..............    \3\76,478
    2013..............................................  ..............  ...........  ..............        7,378
    2014..............................................  ..............  ...........  ..............        5,429
    2015..............................................  ..............  ...........  ..............        1,977
    2016 and future years.............................  ..............  ...........  ..............        1,495
Financial assistance to State and local governments                NA           170             NA            25
 for  2012............................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\There is no section 302(a) allocation to the Committee for fiscal year 2012.
\2\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\3\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.


                                MILITARY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LISTING BY LOCATION
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Committee recommendation
                                                                                      compared with (+ or -)
    Installation and project          Budget           House         Committee   -------------------------------
                                     estimate        allowance    recommendation      Budget           House
                                                                                     estimate        allowance
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

             ALABAMA

ARMY:
    FORT RUCKER:
        COMBAT READINESS CENTER.          11,600          11,600          11,600  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    REDSTONE ARSENAL:
        VON BRAUN COMPLEX, PHASE          58,800          58,800          58,800  ..............  ..............
         IV.....................
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT MC CLELLAN:
        READINESS CENTER, PHASE           16,500          16,500          16,500  ..............  ..............
         2......................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ALABAMA........          86,900          86,900          86,900  ..............  ..............

             ALASKA

ARMY:
    FORT WAINWRIGHT:
        AVIATION COMPLEX, PHASE          114,000          57,000          57,000         -57,000  ..............
         3A.....................
    JB ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON:
        BRIGADE COMPLEX, PHASE 2          74,000          74,000          74,000  ..............  ..............
        ORGANIZATIONAL PARKING..           3,600           3,600           3,600  ..............  ..............
        PHYSICAL FITNESS                  26,000          26,000          26,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
AIR FORCE:
    EIELSON AFB:
        DORMITORY (168 RM)......          45,000          45,000          45,000  ..............  ..............
    JB ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON:
        BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM               97,000          97,000          97,000  ..............  ..............
         (LIGHT) COMPLEX, (480
         RM)....................
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    ANCHORAGE:
        SOF COLD WEATHER                  18,400          18,400          18,400  ..............  ..............
         MARITIME TRAINING
         FACILITY...............
    EIELSON AFB:
        UPGRADE RAIL LINE.......          14,800          14,800          14,800  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ALASKA.........         392,800         335,800         335,800         -57,000  ..............

             ARIZONA

NAVY:
    YUMA:
        AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE              39,515          39,515          39,515  ..............  ..............
         HANGAR.................
        DOUBLE AIRCRAFT                   81,897          81,897          81,897  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR.....
        JSF AUXILIARY LANDING             41,373          41,373          41,373  ..............  ..............
         FIELD..................
AIR FORCE:
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB:
        EC-130H SIMULATOR/                20,500          20,500          20,500  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING OPERATIONS....
        HC-130J JOINT USE FUEL            12,500          12,500          12,500  ..............  ..............
         CELL...................
    LUKE AFB:
        F-35 ADAL AIRCRAFT                 6,000           6,000           6,000  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE UNIT.......
        F-35 SQUAD OPS/AMU 2....          18,000          18,000          18,000  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB:
        REPLACE HYDRANT FUEL              23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM.................

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    PAPAGO MILITARY RESERVATION:
        READINESS CENTER........          17,800          17,800          17,800  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ARIZONA........         260,585         260,585         260,585  ..............  ..............

            ARKANSAS

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT CHAFFEE:
        CONVOY LIVE FIRE/ENTRY             3,500           3,500           3,500  ..............  ..............
         CONTROL POINT RANGE....
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ARKANSAS.......           3,500           3,500           3,500  ..............  ..............

           CALIFORNIA

ARMY:
    FORT IRWIN:
        INFANTRY SQUAD BATTLE              7,500           7,500           7,500  ..............  ..............
         COURSE.................
        QUALIFICATION TRAINING            15,500          15,500          15,500  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
    PRESIDIO MONTEREY:
        GENERAL INSTRUCTION                3,000           3,000           3,000  ..............  ..............
         BUILDING...............

NAVY:
    BARSTOW:
        DIP TANK CLEANING                  8,590           8,590           8,590  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    BRIDGEPORT:
        MULTIPURPOSE BUILDING--           19,238          19,238          16,138          -3,100          -3,100
         ADDITION...............
    CAMP PENDLETON:
        ARMORY, 1ST MARINE                12,606          12,606          12,606  ..............  ..............
         DIVISION...............
        INDIVIDUAL EQUIPMENT              16,411          16,411          16,411  ..............  ..............
         ISSUE WAREHOUSE........
        INFANTRY SQUAD DEFENSE            29,187          29,187          29,187  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
        INTERSECTION BRIDGE AND           12,476          12,476          12,476  ..............  ..............
         IMPROVEMENTS...........
        MV-22 AVIATION FUEL                6,163           6,163           6,163  ..............  ..............
         STORAGE................
        MV-22 AVIATION PAVEMENT.          18,530          18,530          18,530  ..............  ..............
        MV-22 DOUBLE HANGAR               48,345          48,345          48,345  ..............  ..............
         REPLACEMENT............
        NEW POTABLE WATER                113,091         113,091         113,091  ..............  ..............
         CONVEYANCE.............
        NORTH AREA WASTE WATER            78,271          78,271          78,271  ..............  ..............
         CONVEYANCE.............
    CORONADO:
        FITNESS CENTER NORTH              46,763          46,763          32,063         -14,700         -14,700
         ISLAND.................
        ROTARY AIRCRAFT DEPOT             61,672          61,672          61,672  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE FACILITY
         (NORTH ISLAND).........
    POINT MUGU:
        E-2D AIRCREW TRAINING             15,377          15,377          15,377  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    TWENTYNINE PALMS:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER          23,743          23,743          23,743  ..............  ..............
        LAND EXPANSION..........           8,665           8,665           8,665  ..............  ..............
        MULTIUSE OPERATIONAL              18,819          18,819          18,819  ..............  ..............
         FITNESS AREA...........
        TRACKED VEHICLE                   15,882          15,882          15,882  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE COVER......
AIR FORCE:
    TRAVIS AFB:
        DORMITORY (144 RM)......          22,000          22,000          22,000  ..............  ..............
    VANDENBERG AFB:
        EDUCATION CENTER........          14,200          14,200          14,200  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP PENDLETON:
        SOF MILITARY WORKING DOG           3,500           3,500           3,500  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        SOF RANGE 130 SUPPORT              8,641           8,641           8,641  ..............  ..............
         PROJECTS...............
    CORONADO:
        SOF SUPPORT ACTIVITY              42,000          42,000          42,000  ..............  ..............
         OPERATIONS FACILITY....
    DEFENSE DISTRIBUTION DEPOT--
     TRACY:
        REPLACE PUBLIC SAFETY             15,500          15,500          15,500  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
    POINT LOMA ANNEX:
        REPLACE FUEL STORAGE              27,000          27,000          27,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITIES INCR 4......
    SAN CLEMENTE:
        REPLACE FUEL STORAGE              21,800          21,800          21,800  ..............  ..............
         TANKS AND PIPELINE.....
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP ROBERTS:
        TACTICAL UNMANNED                  6,160           6,160           6,160  ..............  ..............
         AIRCRAFT SYSTEM
         FACILITY...............
        UTILITIES REPLACEMENT,            32,000          32,000          32,000  ..............  ..............
         PHASE 1................
    CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO:
        FIELD MAINTENANCE SHOP..           8,000           8,000           8,000  ..............  ..............
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    BEALE AFB:
        WING OPERATIONS AND                6,100           6,100           6,100  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING FACILITY......
    MOFFETT FIELD:
        REPLACE PARARESCUE                26,000          26,000          26,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING FACILITY......
ARMY RESERVE:
    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT:
        AUTOMATED MULTIPURPOSE             5,200           5,200           5,200  ..............  ..............
         MACHINE GUN [MPMG].....
AIR FORCE RESERVE:
    MARCH AFB:
        AIRFIELD CONTROL TOWER/           16,393          16,393          16,393  ..............  ..............
         BASE OPS...............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, CALIFORNIA.....         834,323         834,323         816,523         -17,800         -17,800

            COLORADO

ARMY:
    FORT CARSON:
        AIRCRAFT LOADING AREA...          34,000          34,000          34,000  ..............  ..............
        AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE              63,000          63,000          63,000  ..............  ..............
         HANGAR.................
        BARRACKS................          67,000          67,000          67,000  ..............  ..............
        BARRACKS................          46,000          46,000          46,000  ..............  ..............
        BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS....          14,400          14,400          14,400  ..............  ..............
        CONTROL TOWER...........          14,200          14,200          14,200  ..............  ..............
AIR FORCE:
    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY:
        CONSTRUCT LARGE VEHICLE           13,400          13,400          13,400  ..............  ..............
         INSPECTION FACILITY....
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE:
        MOUNTAINVIEW OPERATIONS          140,932          70,932          70,432         -70,500            -500
         FACILITY...............
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION
 CONSTRUCTION, ARMY:
    PUEBLO DEPOT:
        AMMUNITION                        15,338          15,338          15,338  ..............  ..............
         DEMILITARIZATION
         FACILITY, PHASE XIII...
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ALAMOSA:
        READINESS CENTER........           6,400           6,400           6,400  ..............  ..............
    AURORA:
        TACTICAL UNMANNED                  3,600           3,600           3,600  ..............  ..............
         AIRCRAFT SYSTEM
         FACILITY...............
    FORT CARSON:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX [ORTC].          43,000          43,000          43,000  ..............  ..............
ARMY RESERVE:
    FORT COLLINS:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.....          13,600          13,600          13,600  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, COLORADO.......         474,870         404,870         404,370         -70,500            -500

            DELAWARE

AIR FORCE:
    DOVER AFB:
        C-5M FORMAL TRAINING               2,800           2,800           2,800  ..............  ..............
         UNIT FACILITY..........
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DELAWARE.......           2,800           2,800           2,800  ..............  ..............

      DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    BOLLING AFB:
        COOLING TOWER EXPANSION.           2,070           2,070           2,070  ..............  ..............
        DIAC PARKING GARAGE.....          13,586          13,586          13,586  ..............  ..............
        ELECTRICAL UPGRADES.....           1,080           1,080           1,080  ..............  ..............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ANACOSTIA:
        U.S. PROPERTY AND FISCAL           5,300           5,300           5,300  ..............  ..............
         OFFICE ADDITION/
         ALTERATION.............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DISTRICT OF              22,036          22,036          22,036  ..............  ..............
           COLUMBIA.............

             FLORIDA

NAVY:
    JACKSONVILLE:
        BAMS UAS OPERATOR                  4,482           4,482           4,482  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING FACILITY......
        P-8A HANGAR UPGRADES....           6,085           6,085           6,085  ..............  ..............
        P-8A TRAINING FACILITY..          25,985          25,985          25,985  ..............  ..............
    MAYPORT:
        MASSEY AVENUE CORRIDOR            14,998          14,998          14,998  ..............  ..............
         IMPROVEMENTS...........
    WHITING FIELD:
        APPLIED INSTRUCTION               20,620          20,620          20,620  ..............  ..............
         FACILITIES, EOD COURSE.
AIR FORCE:
    PATRICK AFB:
        AIR FORCE TECHNICAL               79,000          79,000          79,000  ..............  ..............
         APPLICATIONS CTR--INCR
         2......................
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    EGLIN AFB:
        MEDICAL CLINIC..........          11,600          11,600          11,600  ..............  ..............
        SOF COMPANY OPERATIONS            21,000          21,000          21,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY [GSTB]........
        SOF COMPANY OPERATIONS            19,000          19,000          19,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY [GSTB]........
    EGLIN AUX 9:
        SOF ENCLOSED ENGINE                3,200           3,200           3,200  ..............  ..............
         NOISE SUPPRESSORS......
        SOF SIMULATOR FACILITY..           6,300           6,300           6,300  ..............  ..............
    MACDILL AFB:
        SOF ACQUISITION CENTER,           15,200          15,200          15,200  ..............  ..............
         PHASE II)..............
    WHITING FIELD:
        TRUCK LOAD/UNLOAD                  3,800           3,800           3,800  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP BLANDING:
        CONVOY LIVE FIRE/ENTRY             2,400           2,400           2,400  ..............  ..............
         CONTROL POINT RANGE....
        LIVE FIRE SHOOT HOUSE...           3,100           3,100           3,100  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, FLORIDA........         236,770         236,770         236,770  ..............  ..............

             GEORGIA

ARMY:
    FORT BENNING:
        LAND ACQUISITION........           5,100           5,100           5,100  ..............  ..............
        LAND ACQUISITION........          25,000          25,000          25,000  ..............  ..............
        RAIL LOADING FACILITY...          13,600          13,600          13,600  ..............  ..............
        TRAINEE BARRACKS                  23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
         COMPLEX, PHASE 3.......
    FORT GORDON:
        HAND GRENADE                       1,450           1,450           1,450  ..............  ..............
         FAMILIARIZATION RANGE..
    FORT STEWART:
        DOG KENNEL..............           2,600           2,600           2,600  ..............  ..............
NAVY:
    KINGS BAY:
        CRAB ISLAND SECURITY              52,913          52,913          52,913  ..............  ..............
         ENCLAVE................
        WRA LAND/WATER INTERFACE          33,150          33,150          33,150  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT BENNING:
        REPLACE MCBRIDE                   37,205          37,205          37,205  ..............  ..............
         ELEMENTARY SCHOOL......
    FORT GORDON:
        WHITELAW WEDGE BUILDING           11,340          11,340          17,705          +6,365          +6,365
         ADDITION...............
    FORT STEWART:
        HOSPITAL ADDITION/                72,300          72,300          72,300  ..............  ..............
         ALTERATION, PHASE 2....
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ATLANTA:
        READINESS CENTER........          11,000          11,000          11,000  ..............  ..............
    HINESVILLE:
        MANEUVER AREA TRAINING            17,500          17,500          17,500  ..............  ..............
         AND EQUIPMENT SITE,
         PHASE 1................
    MACON:
        READINESS CENTER, PHASE           14,500          14,500          14,500  ..............  ..............
         1......................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GEORGIA........         320,658         320,658         327,023          +6,365          +6,365

             HAWAII

ARMY:
    FORT SHAFTER:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER          17,500          17,500          17,500  ..............  ..............
    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS:
        CENTRALIZED WASH                  32,000          32,000          32,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE           73,000          73,000          73,000  ..............  ..............
         COMPLEX, PHASE 1.......
NAVY:
    BARKING SANDS:
        NORTH LOOP ELECTRICAL              9,679           9,679           9,679  ..............  ..............
         REPLACEMENT............
    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-
     HICKAM:
        NAVY INFORMATION                   7,492           7,492           7,492  ..............  ..............
         OPERATIONS COMMAND FES
         FACILITY...............
    KANEOHE BAY:
        MCAS OPERATIONS COMPLEX.          57,704          57,704          57,704  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-
     HICKAM:
        ALTER WAREHOUSE SPACE...           9,200           9,200           9,200  ..............  ..............
        UPGRADE REFUELER TRUCK             5,200           5,200           5,200  ..............  ..............
         PARKING AREA...........
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    KALAELOA:
        READINESS CENTER, PHASE           33,000          33,000          33,000  ..............  ..............
         1......................
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-
     HICKAM:
        TFI--F-22 COMBAT                  12,721          12,721          12,721  ..............  ..............
         AIRCRAFT PARKING APRON.
        TFI--F-22 FLIGHT                  19,800          19,800          19,800  ..............  ..............
         SIMULATOR FACILITY.....
        TFI--F-22 WEAPONS LOAD             7,000           7,000           7,000  ..............  ..............
         CREW TRAINING FACILITY.
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, HAWAII.........         284,296         284,296         284,296  ..............  ..............

            ILLINOIS

NAVY:
    GREAT LAKES:
        DECENTRALIZE STEAM                91,042          91,042          91,042  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM.................
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    GREAT LAKES:
        HEALTH CLINIC DEMOLITION          16,900          16,900          16,900  ..............  ..............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    NORMAL:
        READINESS CENTER........          10,000          10,000          10,000  ..............  ..............
ARMY RESERVE:
    HOMEWOOD:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.....          16,000          16,000          16,000  ..............  ..............
    ROCKFORD:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND          12,800          12,800          12,800  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ILLINOIS.......         146,742         146,742         146,742  ..............  ..............

             INDIANA

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP ATTERBURY:
        DEPLOYMENT PROCESSING              8,900           8,900           8,900  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        OPERATIONS READINESS              27,000          27,000          27,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING COMPLEX 2.....
        OPERATIONS READINESS              25,000          25,000          25,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING COMPLEX 1.....
        RAILHEAD EXPANSION AND            21,000          21,000          21,000  ..............  ..............
         CONTAINER FACILITY.....
    INDIANAPOLIS:
        JFHQ ADDITION/ALTERATION          25,700          25,700          25,700  ..............  ..............
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT WAYNE IAP:
        A-10 FACILITY                      4,000           4,000           4,000  ..............  ..............
         CONVERSION--MUNITIONS..
ARMY RESERVE:
    LAWRENCE:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.....          57,000          57,000          57,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, INDIANA........         168,600         168,600         168,600  ..............  ..............

             KANSAS

ARMY:
    FORBES AIR FIELD:
        DEPLOYMENT SUPPORT                 5,300           5,300           5,300  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    FORT RILEY:
        CHAPEL..................          10,400          10,400          10,400  ..............  ..............
        PHYSICAL FITNESS                  13,000          13,000          13,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE           60,000          60,000          60,000  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR.....
AIR FORCE:
    FORT RILEY:
        AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS             7,600           7,600           7,600  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
ARMY RESERVE:
    KANSAS CITY:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND          13,000          13,000          13,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, KANSAS.........         109,300         109,300         109,300  ..............  ..............

            KENTUCKY

ARMY:
    FORT CAMPBELL:
        BARRACKS................          23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
        BARRACKS COMPLEX........          65,000          65,000          65,000  ..............  ..............
        PHYSICAL FITNESS                  18,500          18,500          18,500  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        SCOUT/RECCE GUNNERY               18,000          18,000          18,000  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
        UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE           67,000          67,000          67,000  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR.....
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               16,000          16,000          16,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               40,000          40,000          40,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    FORT KNOX:
        AUTOMATED INFANTRY                 7,000           7,000           7,000  ..............  ..............
         PLATOON BATTLE COURSE..
        BATTALION COMPLEX.......          48,000          48,000          48,000  ..............  ..............
CHEMICAL DEMILITARIZATION
 CONSTRUCTION, ARMY:
    BLUE GRASS ARMY DEPOT:
        AMMUNITION                        59,974          59,974          59,974  ..............  ..............
         DEMILITARIZATION, PHASE
         XII....................
    FORT CAMPBELL:
        HOSPITAL ADDITION/                56,600          56,600          56,600  ..............  ..............
         ALTERATION.............
        SOF MH47 AVIATION                 43,000          43,000          43,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        SOF ROTARY WING HANGAR..          38,900          38,900          38,900  ..............  ..............
    FORT KNOX:
        REPLACE KINGSOLVER-               38,845          38,845          38,845  ..............  ..............
         PIERCE ELEMENTARY
         SCHOOLS................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, KENTUCKY.......         539,819         539,819         539,819  ..............  ..............

            LOUISIANA

ARMY:
    FORT POLK:
        BRIGADE COMPLEX.........          23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
        FIRE STATION............           9,200           9,200           9,200  ..............  ..............
        LAND ACQUISITION........          27,000          27,000          27,000  ..............  ..............
        MILITARY WORKING DOG               2,600           2,600           2,600  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        MULTIPURPOSE MACHINE GUN           8,300           8,300           8,300  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
AIR FORCE:
    BARKSDALE AFB:
        MISSION SUPPORT GROUP             23,500          23,500          23,500  ..............  ..............
         COMPLEX................
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    BARKSDALE AFB:
        HYDRANT FUEL SYSTEM.....           6,200           6,200           6,200  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, LOUISIANA......          99,800          99,800          99,800  ..............  ..............

              MAINE

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    BANGOR:
        READINESS CENTER........          15,600          15,600          15,600  ..............  ..............
    BRUNSWICK:
        ARMED FORCES RESERVE              23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MAINE..........          38,600          38,600          38,600  ..............  ..............

            MARYLAND

ARMY:
    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND:
        AUTO TECHNOLOGY                   15,500          15,500          15,500  ..............  ..............
         EVALUATION FACILITY,
         PHASE 3................
        COMMAND AND CONTROL               63,000          63,000          63,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    FORT MEADE:
        APPLIED INSTRUCTION               43,000          43,000          43,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        BRIGADE COMPLEX.........          36,000          36,000          36,000  ..............  ..............
NAVY:
    INDIAN HEAD:
        DECENTRALIZE STEAM                67,779          67,779          67,779  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM.................
    PATUXENT RIVER:
        AIRCRAFT PROTOTYPE                45,844          45,844          45,844  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY, PHASE 2......
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND:
        USAMRICD REPLACEMENT,             22,850          22,850          22,850  ..............  ..............
         INC 4..................
    BETHESDA NAVAL HOSPITAL:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER          18,000          18,000          18,000  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION/ALTERATION....
    FORT DETRICK:
        USAMRIID STAGE I, INC 6.         137,600         137,600         137,600  ..............  ..............
    FORT MEADE:
        HIGH PERFORMANCE                  29,640          29,640  ..............         -29,640         -29,640
         COMPUTING CAPACITY INC
         1......................
    JOINT BASE ANDREWS:
        AMBULATORY CARE CENTER..         242,900         179,300         121,400        -121,500         -57,900
        DENTAL CLINIC                     22,800          22,800          22,800  ..............  ..............
         REPLACEMENT............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    DUNDALK:
        READINESS CENTER                  16,000          16,000          16,000  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION/ALTERATION....
    LA PLATA:
        READINESS CENTER........           9,000           9,000           9,000  ..............  ..............
    WESTMINSTER:
        READINESS CENTER                  10,400          10,400          10,400  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION/ALTERATION....
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    MARTIN STATE AIRPORT:
        TFI--C-27 CONVERSION--             4,900           4,900           4,900  ..............  ..............
         SQUADRON OPERATIONS....
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MARYLAND.......         785,213         721,613         634,073        -151,140         -87,540

          MASSACHUSETTS

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    HANSCOM AFB:
        REPLACE HANSCOM MIDDLE            34,040          34,040          34,040  ..............  ..............
         SCHOOL.................
    WESTOVER ARB:
        REPLACE HYDRANT FUEL              23,300          23,300          23,300  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM.................
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    NATICK:
        READINESS CENTER........           9,000           9,000           9,000  ..............  ..............
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    OTIS ANGB:
        TFI--CNAF BEDDOWN--                7,800           7,800           7,800  ..............  ..............
         UPGRADE FACILITY.......
ARMY RESERVE:
    ATTLEBORO:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND          22,000          22,000          22,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MASSACHUSETTS..          96,140          96,140          96,140  ..............  ..............

            MINNESOTA

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP RIPLEY:
        MULTIPURPOSE MACHINE GUN           8,400           8,400           8,400  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
ARMY RESERVE:
    SAINT JOSEPH:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.....          11,800          11,800          11,800  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MINNESOTA......          20,200          20,200          20,200  ..............  ..............

           MISSISSIPPI

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    COLUMBUS AFB:
        REPLACE REFUELER PARKING           2,600           2,600           2,600  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    GULFPORT:
        MEDICAL CLINIC                    34,700          34,700          34,700  ..............  ..............
         REPLACEMENT............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP SHELBY:
        DEPLOYMENT PROCESSING             12,600          12,600          12,600  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        OPERATIONAL READINESS             27,000          27,000          27,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING COMPLEX, PHASE
         1......................
        TROOP HOUSING [ORTC],             25,000          25,000          25,000  ..............  ..............
         PHASE 1................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MISSISSIPPI....         101,900         101,900         101,900  ..............  ..............

            MISSOURI

ARMY:
    FORT LEONARD WOOD:
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               49,000          49,000          49,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
AIR FORCE:
    WHITEMAN AFB:
        WSA SECURITY CONTROL               4,800           4,800           4,800  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    ARNOLD:
        DATA CENTER WEST #1                9,253           9,253           9,253  ..............  ..............
         POWER AND COOLING
         UPGRADE................
ARMY RESERVE:
    WELDON SPRINGS:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.....          19,000          19,000          19,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, MISSOURI.......          82,053          82,053          82,053  ..............  ..............

            NEBRASKA

AIR FORCE:
    OFFUTT AFB:
        STRATCOM REPLACEMENT             150,000         150,000         120,000         -30,000         -30,000
         FACILITY INCR 1........
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    GRAND ISLAND:
        READINESS CENTER........          22,000          22,000          22,000  ..............  ..............
    MEAD:
        READINESS CENTER........           9,100           9,100           9,100  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEBRASKA.......         181,100         181,100         151,100         -30,000         -30,000

             NEVADA

AIR FORCE:
    NELLIS AFB:
        COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK            11,600          11,600          11,600  ..............  ..............
         CONTROL CENTER.........
        F-35 ADDITION/ALTERATION           2,750           2,750           2,750  ..............  ..............
         ENGINE SHOP............
        F-35A AGE FACILITY......          21,500  ..............          21,500  ..............         +21,500
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    LAS VEGAS:
        FIELD MAINTENANCE SHOP..          23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEVADA.........          58,850          37,350          58,850  ..............         +21,500

           NEW JERSEY

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    LAKEHURST:
        ARMY AVIATION SUPORT              49,000          49,000          49,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW JERSEY.....          49,000          49,000          49,000  ..............  ..............

           NEW MEXICO

AIR FORCE:
    CANNON AFB:
        ADAL WASTEWATER                    7,598           7,598           7,598  ..............  ..............
         TREATMENT PLANT........
        DORMITORY (96 RM).......          15,000          15,000          15,000  ..............  ..............
    HOLLOMAN AFB:
        CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER          11,200          11,200          11,200  ..............  ..............
        F-16 ACADEMIC FACILITY..           5,800           5,800           5,800  ..............  ..............
        F-16 SEAD TRAINING                 4,200           4,200           4,200  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        PARALLEL TAXIWAY 07/25..           8,000           8,000           8,000  ..............  ..............
    KIRTLAND AFB:
        AFNWC SUSTAINMENT CENTER          25,000          25,000          25,000  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CANNON AFB:
        SOF ADAL SIMULATOR                 9,600           9,600           9,600  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        SOF AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE          15,000          15,000          15,000  ..............  ..............
         SQUADRON FACILITY......
        SOF APRON AND TAXIWAY...          28,100          28,100          28,100  ..............  ..............
        SOF C-130 SQUADRON                10,941          10,941          10,941  ..............  ..............
         OPERATIONS FACILITY....
        SOF C-130 WASH RACK               10,856          10,856          10,856  ..............  ..............
         HANGAR.................
        SOF HANGAR AIRCRAFT               41,200          41,200          41,200  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE UNIT.......
        SOF SQUADRON OPERATIONS           17,300          17,300          17,300  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    SANTA FE:
        READINESS CENTER                   5,200           5,200           5,200  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION/ALTERATION....
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW MEXICO.....         214,995         214,995         214,995  ..............  ..............

            NEW YORK

ARMY:
    FORT DRUM:
        AMMUNITION SUPPLY POINT.           5,700           5,700           5,700  ..............  ..............
        CHAPEL..................           7,600           7,600           7,600  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT DRUM:
        DENTAL CLINIC ADDITION/            4,700           4,700           4,700  ..............  ..............
         ALTERATION.............
        MEDICAL CLINIC..........          15,700          15,700          15,700  ..............  ..............
ARMY RESERVE:
    SCHENECTADY:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER.....          20,000          20,000          20,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NEW YORK.......          53,700          53,700          53,700  ..............  ..............

         NORTH CAROLINA

ARMY:
    FORT BRAGG:
        ACCESS ROADS, PHASE 2...          18,000          18,000          18,000  ..............  ..............
        BATTLE COMMAND TRAINING           23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
        BRIGADE COMPLEX                   49,000          49,000          49,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITIES.............
        NCO ACADEMY.............          42,000          42,000          42,000  ..............  ..............
        UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE           54,000          54,000          54,000  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR.....
NAVY:
    CAMP LEJEUNE:
        2ND COMBAT ENGINEER               75,214          75,214          75,214  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE/OPS COMPLEX
        BACHELOR ENLISTED                 27,439          27,439          27,439  ..............  ..............
         QUARTERS--WALLACE CREEK
        BASE ENTRY POINT AND              81,008          81,008          81,008  ..............  ..............
         ROAD...................
        SQUAD BATTLE COURSE.....          16,821          16,821          16,821  ..............  ..............
    CHERRY POINT MARINE CORPS
     AIR STATION:
        H-1 HELICOPTER GEARBOX            17,760          17,760          17,760  ..............  ..............
         REPAIR AND TEST
         FACILITY...............
    NEW RIVER:
        AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE              69,511          69,511          69,511  ..............  ..............
         HANGAR AND APRON.......
        ORDNANCE LOADING AREA              9,419           9,419           9,419  ..............  ..............
         ADDITIION..............
AIR FORCE:
    POPE AFB:
        C-130 FLIGHT SIMULATOR..           6,000           6,000           6,000  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP LEJEUNE:
        SOF ARMORY FACILITY                6,670           6,670           6,670  ..............  ..............
         EXPANSION..............
    FORT BRAGG:
        HOSPITAL ALTERATION.....          57,600          57,600          57,600  ..............  ..............
        REPLACE DISTRICT                   3,138           3,138           3,138  ..............  ..............
         SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE
        SOF ADMINISTRATIVE ANNEX          12,000          12,000          12,000  ..............  ..............
        SOF BATTALION OPERATIONS          23,478          23,478          23,478  ..............  ..............
         COMPLEX................
        SOF BATTALION OPERATIONS          41,000          41,000          41,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        SOF BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS          19,000          19,000          19,000  ..............  ..............
        SOF COMMUNICATIONS                10,758          10,758          10,758  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING COMPLEX.......
        SOF ENTRY CONTROL POINT.           2,300           2,300           2,300  ..............  ..............
        SOF GROUP HEADQUARTERS..          26,000          26,000          26,000  ..............  ..............
        SOF SQUADRON HQ ADDITION          11,000          11,000          11,000  ..............  ..............
    NEW RIVER:
        REPLACE DELALIO                   22,687          22,687          22,687  ..............  ..............
         ELEMENTARY SCHOOL......
    POPE AFB:
        SOF TRAINING FACILITY...           5,400           5,400           5,400  ..............  ..............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    GREENSBORO:
        READINESS CENTER                   3,700           3,700           3,700  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION/ALTERATION....
ARMY RESERVE:
    GREENSBORO:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND          19,000          19,000          19,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NORTH CAROLINA.         752,903         752,903         752,903  ..............  ..............

          NORTH DAKOTA

AIR FORCE:
    MINOT AFB:
        B-52 3-BAY CONVENTIONAL           11,800          11,800          11,800  ..............  ..............
         MUNITIONS MAINTENANCE..
        B-52 TWO-BAY PHASE                34,000          34,000          34,000  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE DOCK.......
        DORMITORY (168 RM)......          22,000          22,000          22,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, NORTH DAKOTA...          67,800          67,800          67,800  ..............  ..............

              OHIO

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    COLUMBUS:
        SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS...          10,000          10,000          10,000  ..............  ..............
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    SPRINGFIELD BECKLEY--MAP:
        ALTER PREDATOR                     6,700           6,700           6,700  ..............  ..............
         OPERATIONS CENTER......
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OHIO...........          16,700          16,700          16,700  ..............  ..............

            OKLAHOMA

ARMY:
    FORT SILL:
        BATTLE COMMAND TRAINING           23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
        CHAPEL..................          13,200          13,200          13,200  ..............  ..............
        PHYSICAL FITNESS                  25,000          25,000          25,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        RAIL DEPLOYMENT FACILITY           3,400           3,400           3,400  ..............  ..............
        RECEPTION STATION, PHASE          36,000          36,000          36,000  ..............  ..............
         1......................
        THAAD INSTRUCTION                 33,000          33,000          33,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               51,000          51,000          51,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    MCALESTER:
        AMMUNITION LOADING PADS.           1,700           1,700           1,700  ..............  ..............
        RAILROAD TRACKS.........           6,300           6,300           6,300  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    ALTUS AFB:
        REPLACE FUEL TRANSFER              8,200           8,200           8,200  ..............  ..............
         PIPELINE...............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP GRUBER:
        LIVE FIRE SHOOT HOUSE...           3,000           3,000           3,000  ..............  ..............
        UPGRADE--COMBINED ARMS            10,361          10,361          10,361  ..............  ..............
         COLLECTIVE TRAINING
         FACILITY...............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OKLAHOMA.......         214,161         214,161         214,161  ..............  ..............

             OREGON

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    THE DALLES:
        READINESS CENTER........          13,800          13,800          13,800  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, OREGON.........          13,800          13,800          13,800  ..............  ..............

          PENNSYLVANIA

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    DEF DISTRIBUTION DEPOT NEW
     CUMBERLAND:
        ENCLOSE OPEN-SIDED SHED.           3,000           3,000           3,000  ..............  ..............
        REPLACE GENERAL PURPOSE           25,500          25,500          25,500  ..............  ..............
         WAREHOUSE..............
        UPGRADE ACCESS CONTROL            17,500          17,500          17,500  ..............  ..............
         POINTS.................
    PHILADELPHIA:
        UPGRADE HVAC SYSTEM.....           8,000           8,000           8,000  ..............  ..............
NAVY RESERVE:
    PITTSBURGH:
        ARMED FORCES RESERVE              13,759          13,759          13,759  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, PENNSYLVANIA...          67,759          67,759          67,759  ..............  ..............

         SOUTH CAROLINA

ARMY:
    FORT JACKSON:
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE               4,900           4,900           4,900  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
        TRAINEE BARRACKS                  59,000          59,000          59,000  ..............  ..............
         COMPLEX, PHASE 2.......
NAVY:
    BEAUFORT:
        VERTICAL LANDING PADS...          21,096          21,096          21,096  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON:
        REPLACE FUEL STORAGE AND          24,868          24,868          24,868  ..............  ..............
         DISTRIBUTION FACILITY..
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    ALLENDALE:
        READINESS CENTER                   4,300           4,300           4,300  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION/ALTERATION....
ARMY RESERVE:
    ORANGEBURG:
        ARMY RESERVE CENTER/LAND          12,000          12,000          12,000  ..............  ..............
AIR FORCE RESERVE:
    CHARLESTON AFB:
        TFI RED HORSE READINESS            9,593           9,593           9,593  ..............  ..............
         AND TRAINING CENTER....
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, SOUTH CAROLINA.         135,757         135,757         135,757  ..............  ..............

            TENNESSEE

NAVY RESERVE:
    MEMPHIS:
        RESERVE TRAINING CENTER.           7,949           7,949           7,949  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, TENNESSEE......           7,949           7,949           7,949  ..............  ..............

              TEXAS

ARMY:
    FORT BLISS:
        APPLIED INSTRUCTION                8,300           8,300           8,300  ..............  ..............
         BUILDING...............
        BARRACKS COMPLEX........          13,000          13,000          13,000  ..............  ..............
        ELECTRONICS MAINTENANCE           14,600          14,600          14,600  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        INFRASTRUCTURE..........          14,600          14,600  ..............         -14,600         -14,600
        JLENS TACTICAL TRAINING           39,000          39,000          39,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               24,000          24,000  ..............         -24,000         -24,000
         FACILITY...............
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               14,600          14,600          14,600  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               19,000          19,000          19,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        WATER WELL, POTABLE.....           2,400           2,400           2,400  ..............  ..............
    FORT HOOD:
        OPERATIONAL READINESS             51,000          51,000          51,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING COMPLEX.......
        UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE           47,000          47,000          47,000  ..............  ..............
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR.....
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               15,500          15,500          15,500  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               18,500          18,500          18,500  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    JB SAN ANTONIO:
        VEHICLE MAINTENANCE               10,400          10,400          10,400  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    RED RIVER ARMY DEPOT:
        MANEUVER SYSTEMS                  44,000          44,000          44,000  ..............  ..............
         SUSTAINMENT CENTER,
         PHASE 3................
AIR FORCE:
    JB SAN ANTONIO:
        BMT RECRUIT DORMITORY 4,          64,000          64,000          64,000  ..............  ..............
         PHASE IV...............
    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO:
        ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL               46,000          46,000          46,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING [AIT] BARRACKS
         (300 RM)...............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    FORT BLISS:
        HOSPITAL REPLACEMENT             136,700          86,700         109,400         -27,300         +22,700
         INCR 3.................
    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO:
        AMBULATORY CARE CENTER,          161,300         161,300          80,600         -80,700         -80,700
         PHASE 3................
        HOSPITAL NUTRITION CARE           33,000          33,000          33,000  ..............  ..............
         DEPARTMENT ADDITION/
         ALTERATION.............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, TEXAS..........         776,900         726,900         630,300        -146,600         -96,600

              UTAH

ARMY:
    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND:
        LIFE SCIENCES TEST                32,000          32,000          32,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY ADDITION......
AIR FORCE:
    HILL AFB:
        F-22 SYSTEM SUPPORT               16,500          16,500          16,500  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        F-35 ADAL HANGAR 45E/AMU           6,800           6,800  ..............          -6,800          -6,800
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP WILLIAMS:
        IC CNCI DATA CENTER 1            246,401         246,401         123,201        -123,200        -123,200
         INC 3..................
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP WILLIAMS:
        MULTIPURPOSE MACHINE GUN           6,500           6,500           6,500  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, UTAH...........         308,201         308,201         178,201        -130,000        -130,000

            VIRGINIA

ARMY:
    FORT BELVOIR:
        INFORMATION DOMINANCE             52,000          52,000          52,000  ..............  ..............
         CENTER, PHASE 1........
        ROAD AND INFRASTUCTURE            31,000          31,000  ..............         -31,000         -31,000
         IMPROVEMENTS...........
    JB LANGLEY EUSTIS:
        AVIATION TRAINING                 26,000          26,000          26,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
NAVY:
    NORFOLK:
        BACHELOR QUARTERS,                81,304          81,304          81,304  ..............  ..............
         HOMEPORT ASHORE........
        DECENTRALIZE STEAM                26,924          26,924          26,924  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM.................
    PORTSMOUTH:
        CONTROLLED INDUSTRIAL             74,864          74,864          74,864  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    QUANTICO:
        ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION              75,304          75,304          75,304  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        BACHELOR ENLISTED                 31,374          31,374          31,374  ..............  ..............
         QUARTERS...............
        EMBASSY SECURITY GROUP            27,079          27,079          27,079  ..............  ..............
         FACILITIES.............
        ENLISTED DINING FACILITY           5,034           5,034           5,034  ..............  ..............
        REALIGN PURVIS RD/                 6,442           6,442           6,442  ..............  ..............
         RUSSELL ROAD
         INTERSECTION...........
        THE BASIC SCHOOL STUDENT          28,488          28,488          28,488  ..............  ..............
         QUARTERS, PHASE 6......
        WASTE WATER TREATMENT              9,969           9,969           9,969  ..............  ..............
         PLANT--UPSHUR..........
AIR FORCE:
    JB LANGLEY EUSTIS:
        AIT BARRACKS COMPLEX,             50,000          50,000          50,000  ..............  ..............
         PHASE 2................
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CHARLOTTESVILLE:
        REMOTE DELIVERY FACILITY          10,805          10,805          10,805  ..............  ..............
    DAHLGREN:
        DAHLGREN E/MS SCHOOL               1,988           1,988           1,988  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION...............
    DAM NECK:
        SOF BUILDING RENOVATION.           3,814           3,814           3,814  ..............  ..............
        SOF LOGISTIC SUPPORT              14,402          14,402          14,402  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        SOF MILITARY WORKING DOG           4,900           4,900           4,900  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    FORT BELVOIR:
        TECHNOLOGY CENTER THIRD           54,625          54,625          54,625  ..............  ..............
         FLOOR FIT--OUT.........
    JOINT EXPEDITIONARY BASE
     LITTLE CREEK--STORY:
        SOF SEAL TEAM OPERATIONS          37,000          37,000          37,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    PENTAGON:
        HELIPORT CONTROL TOWER/            6,457           6,457           6,457  ..............  ..............
         FIRE STATION...........
        PENTAGON MEMORIAL                  2,285           2,285           2,285  ..............  ..............
         PEDESTRIAN PLAZA.......
    QUANTICO:
        DEFENSE ACCESS ROAD                4,000           4,000           4,000  ..............  ..............
         IMPROVEMENTS--TELEGRAPH
         ROAD...................
        DSS HEADQUARTERS                  42,727          42,727          42,727  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION...............
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT PICKETT:
        COMBINED ARMS COLLECTIVE          11,000          11,000          11,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING FACILITY......
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, VIRGINIA.......         719,785         719,785         688,785         -31,000         -31,000

           WASHINGTON

ARMY:
    JB LEWIS MCCHORD:
        AIR SUPPORT OPERATIONS             7,300           7,300           7,300  ..............  ..............
         FACILITIES.............
        AVIATION COMPLEX, PHASE           48,000          48,000          48,000  ..............  ..............
         1B.....................
        AVIATION UNIT COMPLEX,            34,000          34,000          34,000  ..............  ..............
         PHASE 1A...............
        BATTALION COMPLEX.......          59,000          59,000          59,000  ..............  ..............
        BRIGADE COMPLEX, PHASE 2          56,000          56,000          56,000  ..............  ..............
        INFRASTRUCTURE, PHASE 1.          64,000          64,000          64,000  ..............  ..............
        OPERATIONAL READINESS             28,000          28,000          28,000  ..............  ..............
         TRAINING COMPLEX, PHASE
         1......................
NAVY:
    BREMERTON:
        INTEGRATED DRY DOCK               13,341          13,341          13,341  ..............  ..............
         WATER TREATMENT
         FACILITY, PHASE 1......
    KITSAP:
        EHW SECURITY FORCE                25,948          25,948          25,948  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY (BANGOR)......
        EXPLOSIVES HANDLING               78,002          78,002          78,002  ..............  ..............
         WHARF #2 (INC 1).......
        WATERFRONT RESTRICTED             17,894          17,894          17,894  ..............  ..............
         AREA VEHICLE BARRIERS..
AIR FORCE:
    FAIRCHILD AFB:
        SERE FORCE SUPPORT,               14,000          14,000          14,000  ..............  ..............
         PHASE 2................
        WING HEADQUARTERS.......          13,600          13,600          13,600  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    JB LEWIS MCCHORD:
        SOF COMPANY OPERATIONS            21,000          21,000          21,000  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD:
        REPLACE FUEL                      14,000          14,000          14,000  ..............  ..............
         DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES
    WHIDBEY ISLAND:
        REPLACE FUEL PIPELINE...          25,000          25,000          25,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WASHINGTON.....         519,085         519,085         519,085  ..............  ..............

          WEST VIRGINIA

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CAMP DAWSON:
        REPLACE HYDRANT FUEL               2,200           2,200           2,200  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM.................
ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    BUCKHANNON:
        READINESS CENTER, PHASE           10,000          10,000          10,000  ..............  ..............
         1......................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WEST VIRGINIA..          12,200          12,200          12,200  ..............  ..............

            WISCONSIN

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CAMP WILLIAMS:
        TACTICAL UNMANNED                  7,000           7,000           7,000  ..............  ..............
         AIRCRAFT SYSTEM
         FACILITY...............
ARMY RESERVE:
    FORT MCCOY:
        AUTOMATED RECORD FIRE              4,600           4,600           4,600  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
        CONTAINER LOADING                  5,300           5,300           5,300  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        MODIFIED RECORD FIRE               5,400           5,400           5,400  ..............  ..............
         KNOWN DISTANCE RANGE...
        NCOA PHASE III--                  12,000          12,000          12,000  ..............  ..............
         BILLETING..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WISCONSIN......          34,300          34,300          34,300  ..............  ..............

             WYOMING

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    CHEYENNE:
        READINESS CENTER........           8,900           8,900           8,900  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, WYOMING........           8,900           8,900           8,900  ..............  ..............

           AFGHANISTAN

ARMY:
    BAGRAM AIR BASE:
        BARRACKS, PHASE 5.......          29,000          29,000          29,000  ..............  ..............
        CONSTRUCT DRAINAGE                31,000          31,000          31,000  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEM, PHASE 3........
        ENTRY CONTROL POINT.....          20,000          20,000          20,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, AFGHANISTAN....          80,000          80,000          80,000  ..............  ..............

         BAHRAIN ISLAND

NAVY:
    SW ASIA:
        BACHELOR ENLISTED                 55,010          55,010  ..............         -55,010         -55,010
         QUARTERS...............
        WATERFRONT DEVELOPMENT,           45,194          45,194  ..............         -45,194         -45,194
         PHASE 4................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, BAHRAIN ISLAND.         100,204         100,204  ..............        -100,204        -100,204

             BELGIUM

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    BRUSSELS:
        NATO HEADQUARTERS                 24,118          24,118          24,118  ..............  ..............
         FACILITY...............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, BELGIUM........          24,118          24,118          24,118  ..............  ..............

          DIEGO GARCIA

NAVY:
    DIEGO GARCIA:
        POTABLE WATER PLANT               35,444          35,444          35,444  ..............  ..............
         MODERNIZATION..........
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DIEGO GARCIA...          35,444          35,444          35,444  ..............  ..............

            DJIBOUTI

NAVY:
    CAMP LEMONIER:
        AIRCRAFT LOGISTICS APRON          35,170          35,170          35,170  ..............  ..............
        BACHELOR QUARTERS.......          43,529          43,529          43,529  ..............  ..............
        TAXIWAY ENHANCEMENT.....          10,800          10,800          10,800  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, DJIBOUTI.......          89,499          89,499          89,499  ..............  ..............

             GERMANY

ARMY:
    GERMERSHEIM:
        CENTRAL DISTRIBUTION              21,000  ..............  ..............         -21,000  ..............
         FACILITY...............
        INFRASTRUCTURE..........          16,500  ..............  ..............         -16,500  ..............
    GRAFENWOEHR:
        BARRACKS................          17,500          17,500          17,500  ..............  ..............
        CHAPEL..................          15,500          15,500          15,500  ..............  ..............
        CONVOY LIVE FIRE RANGE..           5,000           5,000           5,000  ..............  ..............
    LANDSTUHL:
        SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS          24,000          24,000          24,000  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
        SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS          39,000          39,000          39,000  ..............  ..............
         CENTER.................
    OBERDACHSTETTEN:
        AUTOMATED RECORD FIRE             12,200          12,200          12,200  ..............  ..............
         RANGE..................
    STUTTGART:
        ACCESS CONTROL POINT....          12,200          12,200          12,200  ..............  ..............
    VILSECK:
        BARRACKS................          20,000          20,000          20,000  ..............  ..............
AIR FORCE:
    RAMSTEIN AB:
        DORMITORY (192 RM)......          34,697          34,697          34,697  ..............  ..............
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    ANSBACH:
        ANSBACH MIDDLE/HIGH               11,672          11,672          11,672  ..............  ..............
         SCHOOL ADDITION........
    BAUMHOLDER:
        REPLACE WETZEL-SMITH              59,419          59,419          59,419  ..............  ..............
         ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.....
    GRAFENWOEHR:
        NETZABERG MS SCHOOL                6,529           6,529           6,529  ..............  ..............
         ADDITION...............
    RHINE ORDNANCE BARRACKS:
        MEDICAL CENTER                    70,592          70,592          70,592  ..............  ..............
         REPLACEMENT INCR 1.....
    SPANGDAHLEM AB:
        REPLACE BITBURG                   41,876          41,876          41,876  ..............  ..............
         ELEMENTARY SCHOOL......
        REPLACE BITBURG MIDDLE            87,167          87,167          87,167  ..............  ..............
         AND HIGH SCHOOL........
    STUTTGART-PATCH BARRACKS:
        DISA EUROPE FACILITY               2,434           2,434           2,434  ..............  ..............
         UPGRADES...............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GERMANY........         497,286         459,786         459,786         -37,500  ..............

            GREENLAND

AIR FORCE:
    THULE AB:
        DORMITORY (72 PN).......          28,000          28,000          28,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GREENLAND......          28,000          28,000          28,000  ..............  ..............

              GUAM

NAVY:
    JOINT REGION MARIANAS:
        FINEGAYAN WATER                   77,267          77,267  ..............         -77,267         -77,267
         UTILITIES..............
        NORTH RAMP UTILITIES--            78,654          78,654  ..............         -78,654         -78,654
         ANDERSON AFB (INC).....
AIR FORCE:
    JOINT REGION MARIANAS:
        AIR FREIGHT TERMINAL              35,000          35,000          35,000  ..............  ..............
         COMPLEX................
        GUAM STRIKE CLEAR WATER            7,500           7,500           7,500  ..............  ..............
         RINSE FACILITY.........
        GUAM STRIKE CONVENTIONAL          11,700          11,700          11,700  ..............  ..............
         MUNITIONS MAINTENANCE
         FACILITY...............
        GUAM STRIKE FUEL SYSTEMS         128,000          64,000          64,000         -64,000  ..............
         MAINTENANCE HANGAR.....
        PRTC COMBAT                        9,800           9,800           9,800  ..............  ..............
         COMMUNICATIONS COMBAT
         SUPPORT................
        PRTC COMBAT                        5,600           5,600           5,600  ..............  ..............
         COMMUNICATIONS
         TRANSMISSION SYSTEM....
        PRTC RED HORSE                    14,000          14,000          14,000  ..............  ..............
         CANTONMENT OPERATIONS
         FACILITY...............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, GUAM...........         367,521         303,521         147,600        -219,921        -155,921

            HONDURAS

ARMY:
    HONDURAS:
        SOFO CANO AB:
            BARRACKS............          25,000          25,000          20,000          -5,000          -5,000
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              TOTAL, HONDURAS...          25,000          25,000          20,000          -5,000          -5,000

              ITALY

AIR FORCE:
    SIGONELLA:
        UAS SATCOM RELAY PADS             15,000          15,000          15,000  ..............  ..............
         AND FACILITY...........
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    VICENZA:
        REPLACE VICENZA HIGH              41,864          41,864          41,864  ..............  ..............
         SCHOOL.................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, ITALY..........          56,864          56,864          56,864  ..............  ..............

              JAPAN

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    YOKOTA AB:
        REPLACE TEMPORARY                 12,236          12,236          12,236  ..............  ..............
         CLASSROOM/JOAN K.
         MENDEL ELEMENTARY
         SCHOOL.................
        REPLACE YOKOTA HIGH               49,606          49,606          49,606  ..............  ..............
         SCHOOL.................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, JAPAN..........          61,842          61,842          61,842  ..............  ..............

              KOREA

ARMY:
    CAMP CARROLL:
        BARRACKS................          41,000          41,000          41,000  ..............  ..............
    CAMP HENRY:
        BARRACKS COMPLEX........          48,000          48,000          48,000  ..............  ..............
AIR FORCE:
    OSAN AB:
        DORMITORY (156 RM)......          23,000          23,000          23,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, KOREA..........         112,000         112,000         112,000  ..............  ..............

           PUERTO RICO

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    FORT BUCHANAN:
        READINESS CENTER........          57,000          57,000          57,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, PUERTO RICO....          57,000          57,000          57,000  ..............  ..............

              QATAR

AIR FORCE:
    AL UDEID:
        BLATCHFORD PRESTON                37,000          37,000  ..............         -37,000         -37,000
         COMPLEX, PHASE IV......
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
            TOTAL, QATAR........          37,000          37,000  ..............         -37,000         -37,000

         UNITED KINGDOM

DEFENSE-WIDE:
    MENWITH HILL STATION:
        MHS PSC CONSTRUCTION              68,601          68,601          68,601  ..............  ..............
         GENERATOR PLANT........
    ROYAL AIR FORCE ALCONBURY:
        REPLACE ALCONBURY HIGH            35,030          35,030          35,030  ..............  ..............
         SCHOOL.................
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          TOTAL, UNITED KINGDOM.         103,631         103,631         103,631  ..............  ..............

NATO SECURITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM         272,611         247,611         272,611  ..............         +25,000

      WORLDWIDE UNSPECIFIED

ARMY:
    HOST NATION SUPPORT.........          25,500          25,500          25,500  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........          20,000          20,000          20,000  ..............  ..............
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........         229,741         229,741         229,741  ..............  ..............
    RESCISSION..................  ..............        -100,000  ..............  ..............        +100,000
NAVY:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........          84,362          84,362          84,362  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........          21,495          21,495          21,495  ..............  ..............
    RESCISSION..................  ..............         -25,000  ..............  ..............         +25,000
AIR FORCE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........          81,913          81,913          81,913  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........          20,000          20,000          20,000  ..............  ..............
    RESCISSION..................  ..............         -32,000  ..............  ..............         +32,000
DEFENSE-WIDE:
    CONTINGENCY CONSTRUCTION....          10,000          10,000          10,000  ..............  ..............
    ENERGY CONSERVATION                  135,000         135,000         135,000  ..............  ..............
     INVESTMENT PROGRAM.........
    RESCISSION..................  ..............        -131,400  ..............  ..............        +131,400
    PLANNING AND DESIGN:
        DEFENSE FINANCE AND                1,993           1,993           1,993  ..............  ..............
         ACCOUNTING SERVICE.....
        DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE             66,974          66,974          66,974  ..............  ..............
         DEPENDENT EDUCATION....
        ENERGY CONSERVATION       ..............  ..............          10,000         +10,000         +10,000
         INVESTMENT PROGRAM.....
        NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY          52,974          52,974          37,974         -15,000         -15,000
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS                31,468          31,468          31,468  ..............  ..............
         COMMAND................
        TRICARE MANAGEMENT               227,498         227,498         227,498  ..............  ..............
         ACTIVITY...............
        WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS            5,277           5,277           5,277  ..............  ..............
         SERVICE................
        MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY..           8,368           8,368           8,368  ..............  ..............
        DEFENSE INFORMATION                6,000           6,000           6,000  ..............  ..............
         SYSTEMS AGENCY.........
        DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE               3,043           3,043           3,043  ..............  ..............
         AGENCY.................
        DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY           3,000           3,000           3,000  ..............  ..............
        DEFENSE LEVEL ACTIVITIES          48,007          48,007          38,007         -10,000         -10,000
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          SUBTOTAL, PLANNING AND         454,602         454,602         439,602         -15,000         -15,000
           DESIGN...............

    UNSPECIFIED MINOR
     CONSTRUCTION:
        DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY           6,571           6,571           6,571  ..............  ..............
        NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY           6,365           6,365  ..............          -6,365          -6,365
        JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF...           8,417           8,417           8,417  ..............  ..............
        SPECIAL OPERATIONS                 8,876           8,876           8,876  ..............  ..............
         COMMAND................
        TRICARE MANAGEMENT                 6,100           6,100           6,100  ..............  ..............
         ACTIVITY...............
        DEFENSE LEVEL ACTIVITIES           3,000           3,000           3,000  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          SUBTOTAL, UNSPECIFIED           39,329          39,329          32,964          -6,365          -6,365
           MINOR CONSTRUCTION...

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD:
    UNSPECIFIED CONSTRUCTION....  ..............          25,000  ..............  ..............         -25,000
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........          20,671          20,671          20,671  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........          11,700          11,700          11,700  ..............  ..............
AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........           9,000           9,000           9,000  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........          12,225          12,225          12,225  ..............  ..............
ARMY RESERVE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........          28,924          28,924          28,924  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........           2,925           2,925           2,925  ..............  ..............
NAVY RESERVE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........           2,591           2,591           2,591  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........           2,000           2,000           2,000  ..............  ..............
AIR FORCE RESERVE:
    PLANNING AND DESIGN.........           2,200           2,200           2,200  ..............  ..............
    MINOR CONSTRUCTION..........           5,434           5,434           5,434  ..............  ..............

      FAMILY HOUSING, ARMY

BELGIUM:
    BRUSSELS:
        LAND PURCHASE FOR GFOQ            10,000          10,000          10,000  ..............  ..............
         (10 ACRES).............
GERMANY:
    GRAFENWOEHR:
        FAMILY HOUSING NEW                13,000          13,000          13,000  ..............  ..............
         CONSTRUCTION (26 UNITS)
    ILLESHEIM:
        FAMILY HOUSING                    41,000          41,000          41,000  ..............  ..............
         REPLACEMENT
         CONSTRUCTION (80 UNITS)
    VILSECK:
        FAMILY HOUSING NEW                12,000          12,000          12,000  ..............  ..............
         CONSTRUCTION (22 UNITS)

CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS (276           103,000         103,000         103,000  ..............  ..............
 UNITS).........................
PLANNING AND DESIGN.............           7,897           7,897           7,897  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, CONSTRUCTION....         186,897         186,897         186,897  ..............  ..............

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT...........          73,637          73,637          73,637  ..............  ..............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT............          15,797          15,797          15,797  ..............  ..............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT..........          54,728          54,728          54,728  ..............  ..............
    MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT.......             605             605             605  ..............  ..............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT.........          14,256          14,256          14,256  ..............  ..............
    LEASING.....................         204,426         204,426         204,426  ..............  ..............
    MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY         105,668         105,668         105,668  ..............  ..............
    PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT COSTS.          25,741          25,741          25,741  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND            494,858         494,858         494,858  ..............  ..............
       MAINTENANCE..............

 FAMILY HOUSING, NAVY AND MARINE
              CORPS

CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS.......          97,773          97,773          97,773  ..............  ..............
PLANNING AND DESIGN.............           3,199           3,199           3,199  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, CONSTRUCTION....         100,972         100,972         100,972  ..............  ..............

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT...........          70,197          70,197          70,197  ..............  ..............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT............          14,510          14,510          14,510  ..............  ..............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT..........          61,090          61,090          61,090  ..............  ..............
    MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT.......             476             476             476  ..............  ..............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT.........          15,979          15,979          15,979  ..............  ..............
    LEASING.....................          79,798          79,798          79,798  ..............  ..............
    MAINTENANCE OF REAL PROPERTY          97,231          97,231          97,231  ..............  ..............
    PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT COSTS.          28,582          28,582          28,582  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND            367,863         367,863         367,863  ..............  ..............
       MAINTENANCE..............

    FAMILY HOUSING, AIR FORCE

CONSTRUCTION IMPROVEMENTS.......          80,596          80,596          80,596  ..............  ..............
PLANNING AND DESIGN.............           4,208           4,208           4,208  ..............  ..............
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      SUBTOTAL, CONSTRUCTION....          84,804          84,804          84,804  ..............  ..............

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    UTILITIES ACCOUNT...........          67,639          67,639          67,639  ..............  ..............
    MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT..........          57,391          57,391          57,391  ..............  ..............
    SERVICES ACCOUNT............          13,675          13,675          13,675  ..............  ..............
    FURNISHINGS ACCOUNT.........          35,290          35,290          35,290  ..............  ..............
    MISCELLANEOUS ACCOUNT.......           2,165           2,165           2,165  ..............  ..............
    LEASING.....................          80,897          80,897          80,897  ..............  ..............
    MAINTENANCE.................         100,133         100,133         100,133  ..............  ..............
    PRIVATIZATION SUPPORT COSTS.          47,571          47,571          47,571  ..............  ..............
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      SUBTOTAL, OPERATION AND            404,761         404,761         404,761  ..............  ..............
       MAINTENANCE..............

  FAMILY HOUSING, DEFENSE-WIDE

OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE:
    NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY:
        UTILITIES...............              10              10              10  ..............  ..............
        FURNISHING..............              70              70              70  ..............  ..............
        LEASING.................          10,100          10,100          10,100  ..............  ..............
        MAINTENANCE OF REAL                   70              70              70  ..............  ..............
         PROPERTY...............
    DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY:
        FURNISHINGS.............           2,699           2,699           2,699  ..............  ..............
        LEASING.................          36,552          36,552          36,552  ..............  ..............
    DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY:
        UTILITIES...............             280             280             280  ..............  ..............
        FURNISHINGS.............              19              19              19  ..............  ..............
        SERVICES................              30              30              30  ..............  ..............
        MANAGEMENT..............             347             347             347  ..............  ..............
        MAINTENANCE OF REAL                  546             546             546  ..............  ..............
         PROPERTY...............
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          SUBTOTAL, OPERATION             50,723          50,723          50,723  ..............  ..............
           AND MAINTENANCE......

DOD FAMILY HOUSING IMPROVEMENT             2,184           2,184           2,184  ..............  ..............
 FUND...........................
HOMEOWNERS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM...           1,284           1,284           1,284  ..............  ..............

  BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE

BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE             323,543         373,543         323,543  ..............         -50,000
 ACCOUNT, 1990..................
BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURE             258,776         258,776         258,776  ..............  ..............
 ACCOUNT, 2005..................
    RESCISSION..................  ..............         -50,000  ..............  ..............         +50,000
    RESCISSION (SECTION 126)....  ..............        -100,000  ..............  ..............        +100,000
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      SUBTOTAL, BRAC............         582,319         482,319         582,319  ..............        +100,000
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  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2012
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                       Senate Committee recommendation compared with  (+
                                                                                                                             or -)
               Item                      2011       Budget estimate  House allowance     Committee    --------------------------------------------------
                                    appropriation                                      recommendation        2011
                                                                                                        appropriation   Budget estimate  House allowance
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  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Military construction, Army......       3,780,023        3,235,991        3,141,491        3,066,891         -713,132         -169,100          -74,600
    Rescission...................        -263,000   ...............        -100,000   ...............        +263,000   ...............        +100,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total......................       3,517,023        3,235,991        3,041,491        3,066,891         -450,132         -169,100          +25,400

Military construction, Navy and         3,297,004        2,461,547        2,461,547        2,187,622       -1,109,382         -273,925         -273,925
 Marine Corps....................
    Rescission...................         -61,050   ...............         -25,000   ...............         +61,050   ...............         +25,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total......................       3,235,954        2,461,547        2,436,547        2,187,622       -1,048,332         -273,925         -248,925

Military construction, Air Force.       1,104,781        1,364,858        1,279,358        1,227,058         +122,277         -137,800          -52,300
    Rescission...................        -121,700   ...............         -32,000   ...............        +121,700   ...............         +32,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total......................         983,081        1,364,858        1,247,358        1,227,058         +243,977         -137,800          -20,300

Military construction, Defense-         2,867,316        3,848,757        3,665,157        3,380,917         +513,601         -467,840         -284,240
 Wide............................
    Rescission...................        -148,500   ...............        -131,400   ...............        +148,500   ...............        +131,400
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total......................       2,718,816        3,848,757        3,533,757        3,380,917         +662,101         -467,840         -152,840
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Active components...      10,454,874       10,911,153       10,259,153        9,862,488         -592,386       -1,048,665         -396,665

Military construction, Army               871,917          773,592          798,592          773,592          -98,325   ...............         -25,000
 National Guard..................
Military construction, Air                194,596          116,246          116,246          116,246          -78,350   ...............  ...............
 National Guard..................
Military construction, Army               317,539          280,549          280,549          280,549          -36,990   ...............  ...............
 Reserve.........................
Military construction, Navy                61,434           26,299           26,299           26,299          -35,135   ...............  ...............
 Reserve.........................
Military construction, Air Force            7,816           33,620           33,620           33,620          +25,804   ...............  ...............
 Reserve.........................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Reserve components..       1,453,302        1,230,306        1,255,306        1,230,306         -222,996   ...............         -25,000
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Military                  11,908,176       12,141,459       11,514,459       11,092,794         -815,382       -1,048,665         -421,665
       construction..............
          Appropriations.........     (12,502,426)     (12,141,459)     (11,802,859)     (11,092,794)     (-1,409,632)     (-1,048,665)       (-710,065)
          Rescissions............       (-594,250)  ...............       (-288,400)  ...............       (+594,250)  ...............       (+288,400)

North Atlantic Treaty                     258,366          272,611          247,611          272,611          +14,245   ...............         +25,000
 Organization Security Investment
 Program.........................
Family housing construction, Army          92,184          186,897          186,897          186,897          +94,713   ...............  ...............
Family housing operation and              517,104          494,858          494,858          494,858          -22,246   ...............  ...............
 maintenance, Army...............
Family housing construction, Navy         186,071          100,972          100,972          100,972          -85,099   ...............  ...............
 and Marine Corps................
Family housing operation and              365,613          367,863          367,863          367,863           +2,250   ...............  ...............
 maintenance, Navy and Marine
 Corps...........................
Family housing construction, Air           77,869           84,804           84,804           84,804           +6,935   ...............  ...............
 Force...........................
Family housing operation and              512,764          404,761          404,761          404,761         -108,003   ...............  ...............
 maintenance, Air Force..........
Family housing operation and               50,363           50,723           50,723           50,723             +360   ...............  ...............
 maintenance, Defense-Wide.......

Department of Defense Family                1,094            2,184            2,184            2,184           +1,090   ...............  ...............
 Housing Improvement Fund........
Homeowners assistance fund.......          16,482            1,284            1,284            1,284          -15,198   ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Family housing......       1,819,544        1,694,346        1,694,346        1,694,346         -125,198   ...............  ...............

Chemical demilitarization                 124,721           75,312           75,312           75,312          -49,409   ...............  ...............
 construction, Defense-Wide......

Base realignment and closure:
    Base realignment and closure          359,753          323,543          373,543          323,543          -36,210   ...............         -50,000
     account, 1990...............
    Base realignment and closure        2,349,576          258,776          258,776          258,776       -2,090,800   ...............  ...............
     account, 2005...............
        Rescission...............        -232,363   ...............         -50,000   ...............        +232,363   ...............         +50,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Total..................       2,117,213          258,776          208,776          258,776       -1,858,437   ...............         +50,000
                                  ======================================================================================================================
          Total, Base realignment       2,476,966          582,319          582,319          582,319       -1,894,647   ...............  ...............
           and closure...........

Rescission (Sec. 126):
    Base Realignment and Closure,  ...............  ...............        -100,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        +100,000
     1990........................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title I.............      16,587,773       14,766,047       14,014,047       13,717,382       -2,870,391       -1,048,665         -296,665
          Appropriations.........     (17,414,386)     (14,766,047)     (14,352,447)     (13,717,382)     (-3,697,004)     (-1,048,665)       (-635,065)
          Rescissions............       (-826,613)  ...............       (-338,400)  ...............       (+826,613)  ...............       (+338,400)
                                  ======================================================================================================================
 TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS
             AFFAIRS

 Veterans Benefits Administration

Compensation and pensions........      53,978,000       58,067,319       58,067,319       58,067,319       +4,089,319   ...............  ...............
Readjustment benefits............      10,396,245       11,011,086       11,011,086       11,011,086         +614,841   ...............  ...............
Veterans insurance and                     77,589          100,252          100,252          100,252          +22,663   ...............  ...............
 indemnities.....................

Veterans housing benefit program
 fund:
    (indefinite).................          19,078          318,612          318,612          318,612         +299,534   ...............  ...............
        (Limitation on direct                (500)            (500)            (500)            (500)  ...............  ...............  ...............
         loans)..................
        Credit subsidy...........        -165,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        +165,000   ...............  ...............
        Administrative expenses..         164,752          154,698          154,698          154,698          -10,054   ...............  ...............

Guaranteed Transitional Housing              (750)  ...............  ...............  ...............           (-750)  ...............  ...............
 Loans for Homeless Veterans.....

Vocational rehabilitation loans                29               19               19               19              -10   ...............  ...............
 program account.................
    (Limitation on direct loans).          (2,298)          (3,019)          (3,019)          (3,019)           (+721)  ...............  ...............
    Administrative expenses......             328              343              343              343              +15   ...............  ...............
Native American veteran housing               662            1,116            1,116            1,116             +454   ...............  ...............
 loan program account............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Veterans Benefits         64,471,683       69,653,445       69,653,445       69,653,445       +5,181,762   ...............  ...............
       Administration............

  Veterans Health Administration

Medical services:
    Advance from prior year......     (37,061,728)     (39,649,985)     (39,649,985)     (39,649,985)     (+2,588,257)  ...............  ...............
    Advance appropriation, fiscal      39,649,985       41,354,000       41,354,000       41,354,000       +1,704,015   ...............  ...............
     year 2013...................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................      39,649,985       41,354,000       41,354,000       41,354,000       +1,704,015   ...............  ...............

Medical support and compliance:
    Advance from prior year......      (5,296,454)      (5,535,000)      (5,535,000)      (5,535,000)       (+238,546)  ...............  ...............
    Fiscal year 2011 pay raise           (-34,000)  ...............  ...............  ...............        (+34,000)  ...............  ...............
     rescission..................
    Advance appropriation, fiscal       5,535,000        5,746,000        5,746,000        5,746,000         +211,000   ...............  ...............
     year 2013...................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................       5,535,000        5,746,000        5,746,000        5,746,000         +211,000   ...............  ...............

Medical facilities:
    Advance from prior year......      (5,728,550)      (5,426,000)      (5,426,000)      (5,426,000)       (-302,550)  ...............  ...............
    Fiscal year 2011 pay raise           (-15,000)  ...............  ...............  ...............        (+15,000)  ...............  ...............
     rescission..................
    Advance appropriation, fiscal       5,426,000        5,441,000        5,441,000        5,441,000          +15,000   ...............  ...............
     year 2013...................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal...................       5,426,000        5,441,000        5,441,000        5,441,000          +15,000   ...............  ...............

Medical and prosthetic research..         579,838          508,774          530,774          581,000           +1,162          +72,226          +50,226

Medical care cost recovery
 collections:
    Offsetting collections.......      -3,393,000       -3,326,000       -3,326,000       -3,326,000          +67,000   ...............  ...............
    Appropriations (indefinite)..       3,393,000        3,326,000        3,326,000        3,326,000          -67,000   ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Veterans Health           51,141,823       53,049,774       53,071,774       53,122,000       +1,980,177          +72,226          +50,226
       Administration............
          Appropriations.........        (579,838)        (508,774)        (530,774)        (581,000)         (+1,162)        (+72,226)        (+50,226)
          Rescissions............         -49,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         +49,000   ...............  ...............
          Advance from prior year     (48,086,732)     (50,610,985)     (50,610,985)     (50,610,985)     (+2,524,253)  ...............  ...............
          Advance appropriations,     (50,610,985)     (52,541,000)     (52,541,000)     (52,541,000)     (+1,930,015)  ...............  ...............
           fiscal year 2013......

 National Cemetery Administration

National Cemetery Administration.         249,500          250,934          250,934          250,934           +1,434   ...............  ...............

   Departmental Administration

General operating expenses.......       2,529,207        2,466,989   ...............  ...............      -2,529,207       -2,466,989   ...............
General administration...........  ...............  ...............         400,500          431,257         +431,257         +431,257          +30,757
General operating expenses, VBA..  ...............  ...............       2,020,128        2,018,764       +2,018,764       +2,018,764           -1,364
Information technology systems...       3,140,604        3,161,376        3,025,000        3,161,376          +20,772   ...............        +136,376
    Rescission...................        -147,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        +147,000   ...............  ...............
Office of Inspector General......         108,782          109,391          109,391          112,391           +3,609           +3,000           +3,000
Construction, major projects.....       1,148,734          589,604          589,604          589,604         -559,130   ...............  ...............
    Rescission...................         -75,000   ...............  ...............  ...............         +75,000   ...............  ...............
Construction, minor projects.....         466,765          550,091          475,091          550,091          +83,326   ...............         +75,000
Grants for construction of State           84,830           85,000           85,000           85,000             +170   ...............  ...............
 extended care facilities........
Grants for the construction of             45,908           46,000           46,000           46,000              +92   ...............  ...............
 veterans cemeteries.............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Departmental               7,302,830        7,008,451        6,750,714        6,994,483         -308,347          -13,968         +243,769
       Administration............
          Appropriations.........      (7,524,830)      (7,008,451)      (6,750,714)      (6,994,483)       (-530,347)        (-13,968)       (+243,769)
          Rescissions............       (-222,000)  ...............  ...............  ...............       (+222,000)  ...............  ...............

Medical Care--Section 225          ...............        -713,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        +713,000   ...............
 (Rescission)....................
Medical Care--Section 226........  ...............         953,000   ...............  ...............  ...............        -953,000   ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title II............     123,165,836      130,202,604      129,726,867      130,020,862       +6,855,026         -181,742         +293,995
          Appropriations.........     (72,825,851)     (78,374,604)     (77,185,867)     (77,479,862)     (+4,654,011)       (-894,742)       (+293,995)
          Rescissions............       (-271,000)       (-713,000)  ...............  ...............       (+271,000)       (+713,000)  ...............
          Advance from prior year     (48,086,732)     (50,610,985)     (50,610,985)     (50,610,985)     (+2,524,253)  ...............  ...............
          Advance appropriations,     (50,610,985)     (52,541,000)     (52,541,000)     (52,541,000)     (+1,930,015)  ...............  ...............
           fiscal year 2013......
          (Limitation on direct            (2,798)          (3,519)          (3,519)          (3,519)           (+721)  ...............  ...............
           loans)................

   TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES

    American Battle Monuments
            Commission

Salaries and expenses............          64,072           61,100           61,100           61,100           -2,972   ...............  ...............
Foreign currency fluctuations              20,168           16,000           16,000           16,000           -4,168   ...............  ...............
 account.........................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, American Battle               84,240           77,100           77,100           77,100           -7,140   ...............  ...............
       Monuments Commission......

    U.S. Court of Appeals for
         Veterans Claims

Salaries and expenses............          27,560           55,770           30,770           30,770           +3,210          -25,000   ...............

   Department of Defense--Civil

    Cemeterial Expenses, Army

Salaries and expenses............          45,010           45,800           45,800           45,800             +790   ...............  ...............

   Armed Forces Retirement Home

Operation and maintenance........          69,058           65,700           65,700           65,700           -3,358   ...............  ...............
Capital program..................           2,000            2,000            2,000            2,000   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Armed Forces                  71,058           67,700           67,700           67,700           -3,358   ...............  ...............
       Retirement Home...........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title III...........         227,868          246,370          221,370          221,370           -6,498          -25,000   ...............

 TITLE IVb--OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY
            OPERATIONS

Military Construction, Army......         981,346   ...............  ...............  ...............        -981,346   ...............  ...............
Military Construction, Air Force.         195,006   ...............  ...............  ...............        -195,006   ...............  ...............
Military Construction, Defense-            46,500   ...............  ...............  ...............         -46,500   ...............  ...............
 Wide............................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, title IV............       1,222,852   ...............  ...............  ...............      -1,222,852   ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Grand total................     141,204,329      145,215,021      143,962,284      143,959,614       +2,755,285       -1,255,407           -2,670
          Appropriations.........     (90,468,105)     (93,387,021)     (91,759,684)     (91,418,614)       (+950,509)     (-1,968,407)       (-341,070)
          Rescissions............     (-1,097,613)       (-713,000)       (-338,400)  ...............     (+1,097,613)       (+713,000)       (+338,400)
          Advance from prior year     (48,086,732)     (50,610,985)     (50,610,985)     (50,610,985)     (+2,524,253)  ...............  ...............
          Advance appropriations,     (50,610,985)     (52,541,000)     (52,541,000)     (52,541,000)     (+1,930,015)  ...............  ...............
           fiscal year 2013......
          Overseas contingency         (1,222,852)  ...............  ...............  ...............     (-1,222,852)  ...............  ...............
           operations............
          (By transfer)..........  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
          (Limitation on direct            (2,798)          (3,519)          (3,519)          (3,519)           (+721)  ...............  ...............
           loans)................
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