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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-136

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 DEPARTMENTS OF TRANSPORTATION, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND 
               RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2014

                                _______
                                

  July 2, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2610]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the Departments of Transportation, and 
Housing and Urban Development, and related agencies for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of Transportation......................     2
                                                                      5
Title II--Department of Housing and Urban Development......    68
                                                                     70
Title III--Related Agencies................................   133
                                                                    102
Title IV--General Provisions...............................   141
                                                                    107

                     PROGRAM, PROJECT, AND ACTIVITY

    During fiscal year 2014, for the purposes of the Balanced 
Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (Public Law 
99-177), as amended, with respect to appropriations contained 
in the accompanying bill, the terms ``program, project, and 
activity'' (PPA) shall mean any item for which a dollar amount 
is contained in appropriations acts (including joint 
resolutions providing continuing appropriations) or 
accompanying reports of the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, or accompanying conference reports and joint 
explanatory statements of the committee of conference. This 
definition shall apply to all programs for which new budget 
(obligational) authority is provided, as well as to 
discretionary grants and discretionary grant allocations made 
through either bill or report language. In addition, the 
percentage reductions made pursuant to a sequestration order to 
funds appropriated for facilities and equipment, Federal 
Aviation Administration, shall be applied equally to each 
budget item that is listed under said account in the budget 
justifications submitted to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations as modified by subsequent appropriations acts 
and accompanying committee reports, conference reports, or 
joint explanatory statements of the committee of conference.

              OPERATING PLANS AND REPROGRAMMING GUIDELINES

    The Committee includes a provision (Sec. 404) establishing 
the authority by which funding available to the agencies funded 
by this act may be reprogrammed for other purposes. The 
provision specifically requires the advance approval of the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations of any proposal 
to reprogram funds that:
  --creates a new program;
  --eliminates a program, project, or activity (PPA);
  --increases funds or personnel for any PPA for which funds 
        have been denied or restricted by the Congress;
  --redirects funds that were directed in such reports for a 
        specific activity to a different purpose;
  --augments an existing PPA in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 
        percent, whichever is less;
  --reduces an existing PPA by $5,000,000 or 10 percent, 
        whichever is less; or
  --creates, reorganizes, or restructures offices different 
        from the congressional budget justifications or the 
        table at the end of the Committee report, whichever is 
        more detailed.
    The Committee retains the requirement that each agency 
submit an operating plan to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not later than 60 days after enactment of this 
Act to establish the baseline for application of reprogramming 
and transfer authorities provided in this Act. Specifically, 
each agency must provide a table for each appropriation with 
columns displaying the budget request; adjustments made by 
Congress; adjustments for rescissions, if appropriate; and the 
fiscal year enacted level. The table shall delineate the 
appropriation both by object class and by PPA. The report also 
must identify items of special Congressional interest. In 
certain instances, the Committee may direct the agency to 
submit a revised operating plan for approval or may direct 
changes to the operating plan if the plan is not consistent 
with the directives of the conference report and statement of 
the managers.
    The Committee expects the agencies and bureaus to submit 
reprogramming requests in a timely manner and to provide a 
thorough explanation of the proposed reallocations, including a 
detailed justification of increases and reductions and the 
specific impact of proposed changes on the budget request for 
the following fiscal year. Any reprogramming request shall 
include any out-year budgetary impacts and a separate 
accounting of program or mission impacts on estimated carryover 
funds. Reprogramming procedures shall apply to funds provided 
in this bill, unobligated balances from previous appropriations 
Acts that are available for obligation or expenditure in fiscal 
year 2014, and non-appropriated resources such as fee 
collections that are used to meet program requirements in 
fiscal year 2014.
    The Committee expects each agency to manage its programs 
and activities within the amounts appropriated by Congress. The 
Committee reminds agencies that reprogramming requests should 
be submitted only in the case of an unforeseeable emergency or 
a situation that could not have been anticipated when 
formulating the budget request for the current fiscal year. 
Except in emergency situations, reprogramming requests should 
be submitted no later than June 28, 2014. Further, the 
Committee notes that when a Department or agency submits a 
reprogramming or transfer request to the Committees on 
Appropriations and does not receive identical responses from 
the House and Senate, it is the responsibility of the 
Department to reconcile the House and Senate differences before 
proceeding and, if reconciliation is not possible, to consider 
the request to reprogram funds unapproved.
    The Committee would also like to clarify that this section 
applies to Working Capital Funds and that no funds may be 
obligated from working capital fund accounts to augment 
programs, projects or activities for which appropriations have 
been specifically rejected by the Congress, or to increase 
funds or personnel for any PPA above the amounts appropriated 
by this act.

                  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATIONS

    Budget justifications are the primary tool used by the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations to evaluate the 
resource requirements and fiscal needs of agencies. The 
Committee is aware that the format and presentation of budget 
materials is largely left to the agency within presentation 
objectives set forth by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). In fact, OMB Circular A-11, part 6 specifically 
instructs agencies to ``consult with your congressional 
committees beforehand to ensure their awareness of your plans 
to modify the format of agency budget documents.'' The 
Committee expects that all agencies funded under this act will 
heed this directive. The Committee expects all of the budget 
justifications to provide the data needed to make appropriate 
and meaningful funding decisions.
    The Committee has noted a vast improvement in the quality, 
information and presentation of the budget justifications. The 
Committee has made some specific suggestions for the 2015 
submission, but overall a better product is produced. The 
Committee continues the direction that justifications submitted 
with the fiscal year 2015 budget request by agencies funded 
under this act contain the customary level of detailed data and 
explanatory statements to support the appropriations requests 
at the level of detail contained in the funding table included 
at the end of this report. Among other items, agencies shall 
provide a detailed discussion of proposed new initiatives, 
proposed changes in the agency's financial plan from prior year 
enactment, detailed data on all programs, and comprehensive 
information on any office or agency restructurings. At a 
minimum, each agency must also provide adequate justification 
for funding and staffing changes for each individual office and 
materials that compare programs, projects, and activities that 
are proposed for fiscal year 2015 to the fiscal year 2014 
enacted levels.
    The Committee is aware that the analytical materials 
required for review by the Committee are unique to each agency 
in this Act. Therefore, the Committee expects that each agency 
will coordinate with the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations in advance on its planned presentation for its 
budget justification materials in support of the fiscal year 
2015 budget request.

                    SURFACE AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION

    The Highway Trust Fund, and the Mass Transit Account are 
both projected to reach low levels at the end of fiscal year 
2014. The Department may be forced to limit payments to states 
and localities at the end of fiscal year 2014, if not before, 
and the programs and spending in Moving Ahead for Progress in 
the 21st Century (MAP-21) cannot simply be extended. The 
Administration and the Congress must come up with a new 
authorization and a funding stream to meet the demands of 
repairing, maintaining and operating our Nation's 
transportation infrastructure. Further, the Committee will not 
be amenable to a General Fund transfer to the Highway Trust 
Fund.
    In order to be aware of how funds are allocated and spent, 
the Committee directs the Department of Transportation to 
report to the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Senate within 45 days of enactment of 
any surface extension or reauthorization on how the Department 
will enact the provisions of such extension or reauthorization, 
the allocations by state, and the effects on the accounts in 
the Highway Trust Fund.

                           DEPARTMENT REPORTS

    The Congress and the administration, in an effort to reduce 
the overall bureaucratic burden and financial demands on 
agencies and departments, are working together to reduce the 
number of reports sent to the Congress. While a few reports may 
be outdated and have outlived their usefulness, the Congress, 
and specifically this Committee, depend on the reports directed 
in this bill and report to gauge the effectiveness of the 
various programs and funding in the THUD bill, and provide 
information necessary to conduct proper oversight of the 
taxpayer dollars provided. Of the reports requested by this 
Committee in prior years, the following modifications are 
allowed:

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             Report                   Requirement        Modification
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Public Housing Receiverships....  Conf. Rpt 112-284.  Submit annually.
Status of all Section 8 Housing.  P.L. 112-55.......  Eliminate.
13th Buckle Up America..........  House Report 105-   Eliminate.
                                   188.
14th Buckle Up America..........  House Report 105-   Eliminate.
                                   188.
Hazardous Materials Safety......  Senate Report 111-  Eliminate.
                                   230.
High Speed Corridors & Intercity  House Report 111-   Eliminate.
 Psgr Rail.                        564.
Neighborhood Electric Vehicles..  - - -               Eliminate.
Technical Staffing Requirements.  P.L. 111-8 Stat.    Eliminate.
                                   of Managers.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    All other reports should continue to be submitted to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and the Senate as 
directed.

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

                        Office of the Secretary

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $102,481,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       113,108,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       102,481,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -10,627,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The bill provides $102,481,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the offices comprising the Office of the Secretary 
of Transportation (OST). The Committee's recommendation is 
equal to the appropriation provided in fiscal year 2013, and 
$10,627,000 below the budget request. The Committee's 
recommendation includes individual funding for each of these 
offices as has been done in prior years. Funding levels cannot 
be reduced signficantly more primarily due to increases in rent 
and working capital fund expenses and in most cases, each 
office will need to find reductions in other contracts to meet 
these fixed requirements. The following table (dollars in 
thousands) compares the fiscal year 2013 enacted level to the 
fiscal year 2014 budget request and the Committee's 
recommendation by office. The Committee assumes no increases in 
the number of full-time equivalents (FTE) in fiscal year 2014 
unless otherwise noted.

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                                                                                 Fiscal year--
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       2014
                                                                 2013 Enacted     2014 request    recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Secretary......................................           $2,618           $2,652           $2,618
Deputy Secretary.............................................              984            1,000              984
Executive Secretariat........................................            1,595            1,714            1,595
Policy.......................................................           10,107           12,804           10,107
Small Business...............................................            1,369            1,386            1,369
Intelligence and Security....................................           10,778           10,849           10,778
Chief Information Officer....................................           14,988           16,576           15,695
General Counsel..............................................           19,515           20,504           19,867
Government Affairs...........................................            2,500            2,627            2,500
Budget.......................................................           10,538           13,326           11,572
Administration...............................................           25,469           27,468           23,376
Public Affairs...............................................            2,020            2,203            2,020
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total Salaries and Expenses............................          102,481          113,109          102,481
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Immediate Office of the Secretary.--The immediate Office of 
the Secretary has primary responsibility to provide overall 
planning, direction, and control of departmental affairs.
    Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary.--The Office of 
the Deputy Secretary has primary responsibility to assist the 
Secretary in the overall planning, direction, and control of 
departmental affairs. The Deputy Secretary serves as the chief 
operating officer of the Department of Transportation.
    Executive Secretariat.--The Executive Secretariat assists 
the Secretary and Deputy Secretary in carrying out their 
responsibilities by controlling and coordinating internal and 
external documents. No funds are provided for upgrades to the 
correspondence system.
    Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation for 
Policy.--The Office of the Under Secretary of Transportation 
for Policy serves as the Department's chief policy officer, and 
is responsible for the coordination and development of 
departmental policy and legislative initiatives; international 
standards development and harmonization; aviation and other 
transportation-related trade negotiations; the performance of 
policy and economic analysis; and the execution of the 
Essential Air Service program. No funds are provided for new 
FTE or the ``Enforcement Learning Network.''
    Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.--
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is 
responsible for promoting small and disadvantaged business 
participation in the Department's procurement and grants 
programs.
    Office of the Chief Information Officer.--The Office of the 
Chief Information Officer serves as the principal advisor to 
the Secretary on information resources and information systems 
management. The Committee assumes at least $518,000 for changes 
to the enterprise architecture and records management 
requirements.
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Governmental 
Affairs.--The Office of the Assistant Secretary for 
Governmental Affairs is responsible for coordinating all 
Congressional, intergovernmental, and consumer activities of 
the Department.
    In addition, the bill continues a provision (Sec. 185) that 
requires the Department to notify the Committees on 
Appropriations no fewer than three business days before any 
discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full funding 
grant agreement in excess of $1,000,000 is announced by the 
Department or its modal administrations from: (1) the Federal 
Highway Administration; (2) the airport improvement program of 
the Federal Aviation Administration; (3) any grant from the 
Federal Railroad Administration; and (4) any program of the 
Federal Transit Administration other than the formula grants. 
Such notification shall include the date on which the official 
announcement of the grant is to be made and no such 
announcement shall involve funds that are not available for 
obligation.
    Office of the General Counsel.--The Office of the General 
Counsel provides legal services to the Office of the Secretary 
and coordinates and reviews the legal work of the chief 
counsels' offices of the operating administrations. The 
Committee provides $17,400,000 for the operations of the 
general counsel, plus $2,500,000 for work related to aviation 
enforcement. No new funds are provided for the workload related 
to the FAA Modernization Act (3 FTE and $502,000 proposed). The 
office will either need to meet the new requirements within 
existing resources or simply delay implementation of the 
activities of the FAA Modernization Act.
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Budget and 
Programs.--The Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs is 
responsible for developing, reviewing, and presenting budget 
resource requirements for the Department to the Secretary, 
Congress, and the Office of Management and Budget. The 
Committee's recommendation slows the FTE creep occurring over 
the past few years, and assumes no new contractor support for 
budget systems ($350,000 requested). Further, the Committee 
limits the credit office to 3 half year FTE at no more than 
$1,000,000 (5 half year FTE requested at $2,300,000).
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration.--The 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration serves as 
the principal advisor to the Secretary on department-wide 
administrative matters and the responsibilities include 
leadership in acquisition reform and human capital. The 
Committee's recommendation includes $45,000 as requested for 
background investigations, administrative law judges and 
postings on USA jobs. However, no funds are provided for 
acquisition studies ($901,000) or green surveys of DOT 
operations ($579,000).
    Office of Public Affairs.--The Office of Public Affairs is 
responsible for the Department's press releases, articles, 
briefing materials, publications, and audio-visual materials. 
The Committee's recommendation does not include additional 
funds for a new speechwriter.
    Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response.--
The Office of Intelligence, Security, and Emergency Response is 
responsible for intelligence, security policy, preparedness, 
training and exercises, national security, and operations.
    Congressional Budget Justifications.--The Department is 
directed to include in the budget justification funding levels 
for the prior year, current year, and budget year for all 
programs, activities, initiatives, and program elements. Each 
budget submitted by the Department must also include a detailed 
justification for the incremental funding increases and 
additional FTEs being requested above the enacted level, by 
program, activity, or program element.
    OST must include a discussion in its justification of 
changes from the current year to the request, plus a crosswalk 
of all accounts, existing and proposed, from one year to the 
next. To ensure that each adjustment is identified, the 
Committee directs OST in future congressional justifications to 
include detailed information in tabular format, which 
identifies specific changes in funding from the current year to 
the budget year for each office, including each office within 
OST, and every mode and office within the Department.
    Further, for fiscal year 2015, the Committee directs the 
Department to include with the budget materials, a 
comprehensive legislative proposal for reauthorization of the 
surface transportation and safety programs. Such proposal must 
include a credible funding source proposal (not a General Fund 
transfer), proposals on programs, and a resources crosswalk of 
how the legislative proposal compares with MAP-21 funding. 
Every administration since President Eisenhower has submitted 
such proposals, and why this administration deems to be 
different is baffling.
    Operating Plan.--The Committee directs the Department to 
submit an operating plan for fiscal year 2014 signed by the 
Secretary for review by the Committees on Appropriations within 
60 days of the bill's enactment. The operating plan should 
include funding levels for the various offices, programs, and 
initiatives detailed down to the object class or program 
element covered in the budget justification and supporting 
documents, documents referenced in the House and Senate 
appropriations reports, and the statement of the managers. 
Further, should the Department create, alter, discontinue, or 
otherwise change any program as described in the Department's 
budget justification, those changes must be a part of the 
Department's operating plan. Further, the Department is 
directed in the introduction of this report regarding reporting 
requirements after enactment of surface authorizations.
    General Provisions.--The Committee continues to direct DOT 
to justify each general provision proposed either in its 
relevant modal congressional justification or in the OST 
congressional justification. If the budget proposes to drop or 
delete a general provision, the Department is directed to 
explain the change as well.
    Bill Language.--The bill continues language that permits up 
to $2,500,000 of fees to be credited to the Office of the 
Secretary for salaries and expenses.

                        RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $15,981,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        14,765,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,220,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,761,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -545,000

\1\In fiscal year 2013 funds were provided through the Research and
  Innovative Technology Administration. The Committee adopts the request
  to move these programs under the Office of the Secretary. Enacted
  level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB ATB.

    The Office of the Assistant Secretary or Research and 
Technology will take over the responsibilities previously held 
by the Research and Innovative Technology Administration. The 
responsibilities include coordinating, facilitating, and 
reviewing the Department's research and development programs 
and activities; coordinating and developing positioning, 
navigation and timing (PNT) technology; maintaining PNT policy, 
coordination and spectrum management; managing the Nationwide 
Differential Global Positioning System; and overseeing and 
providing direction to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, 
the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office, 
the University Transportation Centers program, the Volpe 
National Transportation Systems Center and the Transportation 
Safety Institute.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $14,220,000 for 
research and technology activities, $545,000 below the budget 
request and $1,761,000 below fiscal year 2013. The Committee 
endorses the Administration's proposal to bring the functions 
of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) 
under the Office of the Secretary with an assistant secretary 
instead of a separate administrator.

                   NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT

                              (RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $500,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       500,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................      -237,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -737,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -737,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The National Infrastructure Investment program was created 
in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to provide 
grants to state and local governments to improve the Nation's 
transportation infrastructure. The infrastructure investment 
program awards funds on a competitive basis to grantees 
selected because of the significant impact they will have on 
the Nation, a metropolitan area, or region.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not recommend additional funds for the 
national infrastructure investment program (also known as 
``TIGER grants'') proposed by the budget request. The 
continuing resolution put the funding for this program on auto 
pilot in fiscal year 2013 without the benefit of a conference 
agreement, and the Committee recommends rescinding 
$237,000,000, the amount of fiscal year 2013 funds available 
for rescission in 2014. While the Committee agrees that the 
Nation is in desperate need for infrastructure investment and 
improvements, the Administration has yet to demonstrate or 
define the process, priority or criteria for how these grants 
are awarded. Further, states can more adequately address 
transportation infrastructure improvements through a 
comprehensive multi-year, multi-billion dollar per year 
authorization package.

                     AVIATION CONSUMER CALL CENTER




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        $7,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -7,500,000


    The Aviation Consumer Call Center was authorized in the FAA 
Modernization and Reform Act (P.L. 112-95) to respond to 
consumer complaints about airline service, inform travelers of 
their rights, and obtain information from callers about airline 
service problems that may warrant an investigation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not recommend funding for this new 
account.

                      FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CAPITAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $4,990,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,990,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -5,010,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Financial Management Capital program continues funding 
for a multi-year project to upgrade DOT's financial systems and 
processes. The project will implement Treasury Department and 
Office of Management and Budget requirements. Deployment of the 
new system is anticipated in 2014.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends continuing the fiscal year 2013 
funding level of $4,990,000 into fiscal year 2014, a reduction 
of $5,010,000 from the budget request for the financial 
management capital program. The Committee was not able to 
provide the additional $4,954,000 requested for system 
upgrades.

                       CYBER SECURITY INITIATIVE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $10,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         6,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -8,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -4,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Cyber Security Initiative is a new effort to close 
performance gaps in the Department's cybersecurity. The 
initiative includes support for essential program enhancements, 
infrastructure improvements and contractual resources to 
enhance the security of the Department's computer network and 
reduce the risk of security breaches.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,000,000 to support 
the Secretary's Cyber Security Initiative, which is $4,000,000 
below the budget request and $8,000,000 less than the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level. Because of the fiscal year 2013 
continuing resolution, this account received $10,000,000, a 
$4,000,000 increase over that year's budget request. With the 
funding provided in fiscal year 2014, the Department will 
receive a total of $12,000,000 over two years, equal to the 
requests of the two fiscal years.

                         OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $9,384,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         9,551,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,384,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -167,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Civil Rights is responsible for advising the 
Secretary on civil rights and equal opportunity issues, and 
ensuring the full implementation of the civil rights laws and 
departmental civil rights policies in all official actions and 
programs. This office is responsible for enforcing laws and 
regulations that prohibit discrimination in federally operated 
and federally assisted transportation programs and enabling 
access to transportation providers. The Office of Civil Rights 
also handles all civil rights cases affecting Department of 
Transportation employees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,384,000 for the Office of Civil 
Rights, a continuation of the level provided in fiscal year 
2013 and a decrease of $167,000 from the budget request.

           TRANSPORTATION PLANNING, RESEARCH, AND DEVELOPMENT

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $9,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         9,750,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -3,750,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation finances research activities and studies 
related to the planning, analysis, and information development 
used in the formulation of national transportation policies and 
plans. It also finances the staff necessary to conduct these 
efforts. The overall program is carried out primarily through 
contracts with other federal agencies, educational 
institutions, nonprofit research organizations, and private 
firms.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,000,000 for 
transportation planning, research, and development, which is 
$3,000,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$3,750,000 below the level proposed in the fiscal year 2014 
budget. The Committee's recommendation may eliminate up to 5 
FTE, and rejects the request for 7 new FTE. The Committee 
strongly urges DOT to pursue projects related to aviation data 
modernization, international regulation cooperation and 
research, airline merger reviews, air carrier fitness audits, 
and freight planning for exports as proposed in the budget 
justification. Further, the Committee proposes rescinding 
$2,750,000 from two old projects related to a Mississippi River 
study and Mobility First as requested in the budget.

                          WORKING CAPITAL FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $172,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       182,930,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       172,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -10,930,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The working capital fund was created to provide common 
administrative services to the operating administrations and 
outside entities that contract for the fund's services. The 
working capital fund operates on a fee-for-service basis and 
receives no direct appropriations; it is fully self-sustaining 
and must achieve full cost recovery.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $172,000,000 on 
the Working Capital Fund (WCF), the same level as fiscal year 
2013. The Administration did not propose a WCF legislative 
limitation, however, if all of the WCF expenditures proposed in 
the budget are added up, WCF costs are anticipated to increase 
$10,930,000 over fiscal year 2014. The Committee continues to 
stipulate that the limitation is only for services provided to 
the Department of Transportation, not other entities. Further, 
the Committee directs that, as much as possible, services shall 
be provided on a competitive basis.
    The Committee continues the direction to update the WCF 
``transparency paper'' in the fiscal year 2015 budget 
justification. The Committee directs the Department to include 
in the budget justification an additional table detailing how 
much each mode is proposed to use through the WCF. Further, the 
Department should provide more detailed information on e-Gov 
activities.

               MINORITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAM

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Limitation on
                                      Appropriation         guaranteed
                                                              loans
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year                 $922,000        ($18,367,000)
 2013\1\.....................
Budget request, fiscal year                 925,000         (18,367,000)
 2014........................
Recommended in the bill......               922,000         (18,367,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal                     - - -                - - -
 year 2013...................
    Budget request, fiscal                   -3,000                - - -
 year 2014...................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Through the Short Term Lending Program, the minority 
business resource center assists disadvantaged, minority, and 
women-owned businesses with obtaining short-term working 
capital for DOT and DOT-funded transportation-related 
contracts. The program enables qualified businesses to obtain 
loans at two percentage points above the prime interest rate 
with DOT guaranteeing up to 75 percent of the loan.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $922,000 for the 
resource center, the same as the fiscal year 2013 funding level 
and $3,000 less than the budget request. Of the funds provided, 
$333,000 is to cover the subsidy costs of guaranteed loans and 
$589,000 is for administrative expenses to carry out the 
guaranteed loan program. The Committee recommends a limitation 
on guaranteed loans of $18,367,000, the same as the budget 
request and the limitation in fiscal year 2013.

                       MINORITY BUSINESS OUTREACH




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $3,068,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         3,088,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,068,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -20,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The minority business outreach program provides contractual 
support to small and disadvantaged businesses by providing 
information dissemination and technical and financial 
assistance to empower those businesses to compete for 
contracting opportunities with DOT and DOT-funded contracts or 
grants for transportation-related projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the fiscal year 2013 funding level 
of $3,068,000 for the minority business outreach program, which 
is $20,000 less than the budget request.

                        PAYMENTS TO AIR CARRIERS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $143,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       146,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       100,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -43,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -46,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Essential Air Service program (EAS) was created by the 
Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 as a ten-year measure to 
continue air service to communities that had received air 
service prior to deregulation. The program currently provides 
subsidies to air carriers serving small communities that meet 
certain criteria.
    The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 
1996 authorized the collection of ``overflight fees''. 
Overflight fees are a type of user fee collected by the Federal 
Aviation Administration (FAA) from aircraft that neither take 
off from, nor land in, the United States. The FAA Modernization 
and Reform Act of 2012 increased the authorized level of 
overflight fee collection, and increased the amount that the 
Department can apply to the EAS program. The budget request 
estimates that fee will provide $100,000,000 for the EAS 
program in fiscal year 2014, but the Department estimates that 
it will collect $116,000,000 in overflight fees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    For fiscal year 2014, the Committee includes $100,000,000 
in discretionary funding for the EAS program, a reduction of 
$43,000,000 from the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and a 
reduction of $46,000,000 below the budget request.
    The following table shows the discretionary, mandatory, and 
total program levels for the EAS program:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   Appropriation     Mandatory     Total Program
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
FY 2013 Appropriation\1\........................................    $143,000,000    $100,000,000    $243,000,000
FY 2014 Request.................................................     146,000,000     100,000,000     246,000,000
Committee Recommendation........................................     100,000,000     116,000,000    216,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB ATB.

    The Committee remains concerned about the growing costs 
associated with the EAS program. While limiting the program to 
current sites and eliminating the requirement that EAS carriers 
utilize 15-passenger aircraft have helped mitigate some of the 
cost growth, the Committee believes that the Department should 
continue to explore reforms to the program that will create 
greater competition among carriers and control overall costs. 
The Committee directs the Secretary to provide a letter report 
to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by March 
15, 2014 that describes measures that could increase 
competition for EAS providers and help contain additional cost 
growth. For example, the Department should explore whether the 
EAS requirement that carriers utilize twin engine aircraft 
should be modified to allow single engine aircraft as long as 
safety is not compromised, and whether a community cost share 
could alleviate the cost to the taxpayer, particularly for 
those communities with a heavy per passenger, per flight 
subsidy.
    The Committee notes that the budget request includes a 
total program cost which takes in $100 million in overflight 
fees. However, the Department estimates that the overflight fee 
collection level will be $116 million. The Committee directs 
the Department to utilize all the overflight fees collected for 
this program to alleviate the discretionary funding requirement 
for the program.
    The Committee includes bill language prohibiting funding 
for any EAS community which has a per passenger, per flight 
subsidy that exceeds $500.

  ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION

    Section 101. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the Office of the Secretary of Transportation from 
approving assessments or reimbursable agreements pertaining to 
funds appropriated to the operating administrations in this 
Act, unless such assessments or agreements have completed the 
normal reprogramming process for Congressional notification.
    Section 102. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Secretary or his designee to work with States and State 
legislators to consider proposals related to the reduction of 
motorcycle fatalities.
    Section 103. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department to use the Working Capital Fund to provide 
transit benefits to Federal employees.
    Section 104. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding administrative requirements of DOT's Credit Council.

                    Federal Aviation Administration

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible 
for the safety and development of civil aviation and for the 
evolution of a national system of airports. The Federal 
Government's regulatory role in civil aviation began with the 
creation of an Aeronautics Branch within the Department of 
Commerce pursuant to the Air Commerce Act of 1926. This Act 
instructed the Secretary of Commerce to foster air commerce; 
designate and establish airways; establish, operate, and 
maintain aids to navigation; arrange for research and 
development to improve such aids; issue airworthiness 
certificates for aircraft and major aircraft components; and 
investigate civil aviation accidents. In the Civil Aeronautics 
Act of 1938, these activities were subsumed into a new, 
independent agency named the Civil Aeronautics Authority.
    After further administrative reorganizations, Congress 
streamlined regulatory oversight in 1957 with the creation of 
two separate agencies, the Federal Aviation Agency and the 
Civil Aeronautics Board. When the Department of Transportation 
began its operations on April 1, 1967, the Federal Aviation 
Agency was renamed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 
and became one of several modal administrations within the 
department. The Civil Aeronautics Board was later phased out 
with enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and 
ceased to exist at the end of 1984. FAA's mission expanded in 
1995 with the transfer of the Office of Commercial Space 
Transportation from the Office of the Secretary and contracted 
in December 2001 with the transfer of civil aviation security 
activities to the new Transportation Security Administration.
    The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 authorized FAA 
programs through 2015 with several new mandates to improve the 
National Airspace System (NAS), including provisions regarding 
the NextGen program for Air Traffic Control and provisions 
regarding the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in civilian 
airspace.

                               OPERATIONS

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $9,653,395,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     9,707,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,521,784,000
Bill compared with:...................................
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -131,611,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -185,216,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides funds for the operation, 
maintenance, communications, and logistical support of the air 
traffic control and air navigation systems. It also covers 
administrative and managerial costs for the FAA's regulatory, 
international, medical, engineering and development programs as 
well as policy oversight and overall management functions.
    The operations appropriation includes the following major 
activities: (1) operation on a 24-hour daily basis of a 
national air traffic system; (2) establishment and maintenance 
of a national system of aids to navigation; (3) establishment 
and surveillance of civil air regulations to ensure safety in 
aviation; (4) development of standards, rules and regulations 
governing the physical fitness of airmen as well as the 
administration of an aviation medical research program; (5) 
administration of the acquisition, and research and development 
programs; (6) headquarters, administration and other staff 
offices; and (7) development, printing, and distribution of 
aeronautical charts used by the flying public.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,521,784,000 for FAA operations, 
which is $131,611,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level 
and $185,216,000 below the budget request.
    A comparison of the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, the 
budget request, and the Committee recommendation by budget 
activity is as follows:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             FY 2013\1\                             FY 2014
                                                              enacted        FY 2014  request    recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Air Traffic Organization...............................      7,442,738,000      7,311,790,000      7,182,664,000
Aviation Safety........................................      1,252,991,000      1,204,777,000      1,199,777,000
Commercial Space Transportation........................         16,271,000         16,011,000         14,160,000
Finance and Management.................................        582,117,000        807,646,000        777,198,000
NextGen and Operations Planning........................         60,134,000         59,782,000         56,637,000
Staff Offices..........................................        299,144,000        306,994,000        291,348,000
    Total..............................................      9,653,395,000      9,707,000,000     9,521,784,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB ATB.

    Justification of general provisions.--The Committee 
continues its direction to provide a justification for each 
general provision proposed in the FAA budget and therefore 
expects the fiscal year 2015 budget to include adequate 
information on each proposed general provision.

                     TRUST FUND SHARE OF FAA BUDGET

    The bill derives $6,484,000,000 of the total operations 
appropriation from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. The 
balance of the appropriation, $3,037,784,000, will be drawn 
from the general fund of the Treasury.

                        AIR TRAFFIC ORGANIZATION

    The bill provides $7,182,664,000 for air traffic services, 
which is the $260,074,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and $129,126,000 below the budget request.
    Organizational Structure.--There have been several 
reorganizations of the Air Traffic Organization in recent years 
to streamline operations, improve performance, and produce cost 
savings and efficiencies. Past efforts have met with limited 
success in controlling operating costs, improving operations, 
or achieving the expected benefits of major modernization 
projects. The FAA's most recent reorganization, the Foundation 
for Success initiative, is intended to improve the management 
of major acquisitions and achieve cost savings. The Committee 
directs the FAA to provide the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations with a report on progress to date on operational 
efficiencies and cost reductions associated with the Foundation 
for Success initiative.
    Air Traffic Controller Staffing.--FAA currently employs 
approximately 15,200 controllers, 22 percent of whom are in 
training, and is planning to hire approximately 552 new 
controllers in fiscal year 2013 and up to another 1,300 in 
fiscal year 2014 to offset future retirements. However, 
according to FAA's own figures, since 2000, air traffic 
operations have declined by 23 percent while the controller 
workforce has remained essentially the same. In some cases, air 
traffic facilities have significantly more controllers on board 
than the Agency's own estimates indicate are needed to operate 
these sites.
    By law, FAA is required to publish an annual Controller 
Workforce Plan that details the number of controllers currently 
on-board at all air traffic facilities as well as the minimum 
and maximum staffing ranges for each facility. However, for 
2013 FAA has only published an interim Plan that does not 
include this important information. The Committee requests that 
FAA provide this information expeditiously in order for the 
Committee to better assess FAA's controller staffing needs. 
Also, while the National Academy of Science is currently 
conducting a study of FAA's controller staffing methodologies 
and standards to determine whether they accurately reflect the 
needs of air traffic facilities, we believe that an assessment 
of controller staffing at the Nation's most critical facilities 
is also needed. The Committee directs that the Office of 
Inspector General conduct a follow-up review of its 2012 study 
of controller staffing at FAA's most critical facilities. The 
review should include an analysis of current and projected 
controller staffing levels at these facilities, how they 
compare to FAA's staffing ranges, and future staffing plans.
    In addition, FAA must ensure that new and existing 
controllers are appropriately trained. However, it is becoming 
increasingly clear that FAA needs to reassess its overall 
approach to controller training. The 2012 report by the Office 
of Inspector General on staffing and training issues at FAA's 
most critical facilities found an alarmingly high attrition 
rate for new controllers at these sites. One reason for this 
high attrition is inadequate training resources available to 
these facilities. FAA's Air Traffic Control Optimum Training 
Solution Program is a key vehicle for delivering controller 
training. However, the Program has not met expectations for 
training new and existing controllers or for transforming the 
paradigm for training, and FAA has made downward adjustments in 
contract funding over the last several years and instructed its 
contractor to reduce support for various training efforts. 
These problems come at a time when the number of fully 
certified controllers who are eligible to retire is increasing, 
and the Committee is concerned that FAA does not have an 
effective or executable plan for training the next generation 
of air traffic controllers. The Committee will continue to 
closely watch this issue, and requests that FAA forward to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations the studies 
called for in Section 609 of the FAA Modernization and Reform 
Act of 2012 regarding the adequacy of FAA's air traffic 
controller training programs.
    Contract Tower Program.--The Committee recommendation 
includes $140,000,000 for the contract tower program, including 
$10,350,000 to continue the contract tower cost-sharing 
program. The Committee continues to support the program as a 
safe, cost-efficient mechanism for providing air traffic 
services to pilots and local communities.
    Aeronautical Navigation Products.--The Committee continues 
to be concerned that Aeronautical Navigation Products (AeroNav) 
continues to move forward on imposing a per person ``user fee'' 
and erecting a digital copyright on digital products produced 
by the FAA for public benefit that were previously free for 
download from its website. The Committee is also concerned that 
the proposed scheme will be used to support the declining paper 
chart services by charging those that are moving to a digital 
format. In contrast to AeroNav's efforts, Executive Order 13642 
was issued on May 14, 2013, to make government data available 
to foster entrepreneurship and innovation and expands on an 
order issued in 2012 to open up government systems with public 
interfaces for commercial app providers. With these concerns in 
mind, the Committee restricts AeroNav from implementing new 
fees on AeroNav products or copyright digital products until 
the Committees on Appropriations is provided a report that 
provides: (1) the estimated costs for producing only digital 
products, on a product by product basis, (e.g. ``electronic 
navigation charts'' or ``vector charts'') for use in computers, 
tablets, and other displays; (2) the costs of producing both 
digital products and products, on a product by product basis, 
formatted for paper; (3) a study of the safety and operational 
benefits provided by digital products; and (4) how AeroNav's 
actions differ from Executive Order 13642 that provides for the 
use of open data for entrepreneurship, innovation, and 
scientific discovery.

                            AVIATION SAFETY

    The Committee provides $1,199,777,000 for aviation safety, 
which is $53,214,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, 
mostly due to a realignment of resources into the finance and 
management activity, and $5,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee continues its direction requiring the 
Secretary to provide annual reports regarding the use of the 
funds provided, including, but not limited to, the total full-
time equivalent staff years in the offices of aircraft 
certification and flight standards, total employees, vacancies, 
and positions under active recruitment.
    Aircraft Certification Service.--The Committee provides the 
full request of $212,981,000 for FAA's Aircraft Certification 
Service. The Committee remains concerned that delays in FAA 
certification of new aircraft and related technologies could 
negatively affect aviation safety, as well as the economic 
health and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. Accordingly, 
the Committee reiterates its interest in FAA's progress on 
certification reforms, as these critical activities are of 
utmost importance to aviation safety.
    The Committee strongly supports the Organization 
Designation Authorization (ODA) program--the use of ``delegated 
authority'' in the certification of aircraft is a longstanding 
and essential practice in aviation. A June 2011 DOT Office of 
Inspector General (OIG) report provided important insights into 
the program. However, the ODA program, with over 90 
participants, continues to evolve, and FAA has made some 
changes since the 2011 OIG report. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the OIG to assess the status of the ODA program 
(including the roles of government and industry), and the 
effectiveness of program controls and FAA oversight.
    Inspector Staffing.--The Committee continues to place a 
high priority on FAA's critical safety workforces and funds its 
inspector workforce at the requested level. FAA is making 
progress in advancing risk-based oversight systems used by its 
4,300 safety inspectors. FAA's inspector workload is driven by 
a number of factors, including complexity of air carrier 
operations and industry use of foreign and domestic aircraft 
repair stations. However, we are concerned about FAA's lack of 
progress in developing and using a reliable inspector staffing 
model. After years of development and investing over 
$10,000,000, it is troubling that FAA is still not using a 
model to determine the appropriate number of safety inspectors 
needed or where they should be located to address the most 
pressing safety risks. The Committee directs FAA to provide a 
clear understanding of what needs to be done to correct 
problems and a plan for when a reliable inspector staffing 
model will be in place.
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).--The FAA Modernization and 
Reform Act of 2012 seeks to advance the integration of UAS into 
the National Airspace System and mandates comprehensive plans 
as well as the establishment of UAS test sites. The Committee 
recognizes that UAS integration into the National Airspace 
System is a complex issue and many research and development 
issues need to be addressed. There are also complex policy 
questions about privacy that extend well beyond FAA. 
Nevertheless, FAA needs to make measurable progress in 
developing a regulatory framework for the new systems.
    UAS integration is much more than a research and 
development issue because DOD is operating UAS in civil 
airspace shared by commercial aircraft today, although on a 
limited basis. UAS have different operating characteristics and 
implications for controller workload as well as existing FAA 
communications and flight planning systems. For example, the 
length of a UAS flight can be seven times longer than a 
commercial aircraft, which is difficult for FAA systems to 
accommodate. These issues are getting insufficient attention. 
Therefore, the Committee directs FAA to provide a report on 
``lessons learned'' thus far and the technical and operational 
requirements for managing UAS operations in the very near-term.
    A key step towards developing safety standards required by 
the Act is to establish six test ranges, mandated by August 
2012. These test ranges are expected to provide invaluable 
information for developing a regulatory framework for UAS 
integration and sharpen ongoing research and development 
projects. However, this effort has been delayed and FAA does 
not expect to establish these test ranges until the end of 
2013. Moreover, unresolved issues with defining the safety data 
FAA needs from the Department of Defense is also a stumbling 
block in FAA's efforts to develop safety standards. The 
Committee directs FAA to develop a plan to resolve these data-
sharing issues with DOD and to identify what data it will 
gather from test sites.
    Human Intervention Motivation Study and the Flight 
Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program.--The Committee recognizes 
the effectiveness of the Human Intervention Motivation Study 
(HIMS) and the Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program 
(FADAP) in mitigating drug and alcohol abuse through a peer 
identification and intervention program. The Committee 
recommends that the FAA continue to prioritize this program and 
urges that the FAA continue this program from within available 
resources.

                    COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION

    The Committee recommends $14,160,000 for the Office of 
Commercial Space Transportation, which is $2,111,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $1,851,000 below the budget 
request.
    The Office of Commercial Space Transportation protects 
public safety through regulatory oversight of the rapidly 
growing U.S. commercial space transportation industry. The FAA 
also has a statutory mandate to encourage, facilitate, and 
promote commercial space transportation. The commercial space 
transportation industry is nearly certain to increase its 
activities providing orbital and suborbital services to serve 
commercial, scientific, and government purposes. Of particular 
importance are orbital flights to support the operation of the 
International Space Station. The Committee wishes to ensure 
that the FAA has the ability to provide these permits and 
licenses effectively and efficiently so that the U.S. can 
emerge as the world leader in space transport. The Committee 
directs that the FAA meet the funding reduction below the 
budget request in non-safety related activities.

                         FINANCE AND MANAGEMENT

    The Committee recommends $777,198,000 for finance and 
management activities, which is $195,081,000 above the enacted 
level and $30,448,000 below the budget request. The increase in 
this activity is due to transfers of finance, management, and 
information technology activities from operational offices.
    Workforce Diversity Report.--In 2011, the Administration 
issued Executive Order 13583 requiring all Federal agencies to 
develop a plan for recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining 
a diverse workforce. The Committee directs the Secretary to 
provide of a copy of the agency's plan, as required under 
Executive Order 13583, to the Committees on Appropriations as 
well as a progress report on the FAA's implementation of that 
plan by March 1, 2014. In addition, while the agency continues 
to have a hiring freeze in place, the Committee expects FAA to 
redouble its efforts to attract qualified and diverse employees 
once the freeze is lifted. The Committee urges FAA to report 
any barriers to achieving a more diverse workforce and 
recommendations for how to overcome such obstacles.

                    NEXTGEN AND OPERATIONS PLANNING

    The Committee recommends $56,637,000 for NextGen and 
Operations Planning, which is $3,497,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and $3,145,000 below the budget request.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

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

                        FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $2,730,731,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     2,777,798,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,155,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -575,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2013..................     -622,798,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Facilities and Equipment (F&E;) account is the principal 
means for modernizing and improving air traffic control and 
airway facilities. The appropriation also finances major 
capital investments required by other agency programs, 
experimental research and development facilities, and other 
improvements to enhance the safety and capacity of the airspace 
system.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$2,155,000,000, for the FAA's facilities and equipment program, 
an decrease of $575,000,000 below the level provided in fiscal 
year 2013 and $622,798,000 below the budget request. The bill 
provides that, of the total amount recommended, $1,687,000,000 
is available for obligation until September 30, 2015, 
$458,000,000 (the amount for personnel and related expenses) is 
available until September 30, 2014 and $10,000,000 is available 
until September 30, 2016. These obligation availabilities are 
consistent with past appropriations Acts.
    The following table provides funding levels for facilities 
and equipment activities and budget line items.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         FY 2014 Budget   FY 2014 House
                Program                     Request            Bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Activity 1, Engineering, Development,
 Test and Evaluation:
    Advanced Technology Development         $33,500,000      $33,500,000
     and Prototype....................
    NAS Improvements of System Support        1,000,000        1,000,000
     Laboratory.......................
    Technical Center Facilities.......       12,000,000       11,000,000
    Technical Center Building and             6,000,000        5,000,000
     Plant Support....................
    Data Communications for Trajectory      115,450,000      115,450,000
     Based Operations.................
    Next Gen Technology Demonstration.       24,674,500       20,000,000
    Next Gen Systems Development......       61,500,000       48,000,000
    Next Gen Trajectory Based                18,000,000       15,000,000
     Operations.......................
    Next Gen Reduce Weather Impact....        6,000,000        6,000,000
    Next Gen High Density/Arrivals/           7,000,000        7,000,000
     Departures.......................
    Next Gen Collaborative ATM........       41,000,000       38,000,000
    Next Gen Flexible Terminals and          15,000,000       15,000,000
     Airports.........................
    Next Gen System Network Facilities        9,000,000        9,000,000
    Next Gen Future Facilities........       10,000,000       10,000,000
    Performance Based Navigation/RNAV/       32,200,000       32,200,000
     RNP..............................
                                       ---------------------------------
        Activity 1 Subtotal...........      392,324,500      366,150,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Activity 2, Procurement and
 Modernization of Air Traffic Control
 Facilities:
a. En Route Programs:
    En Route Automation Program (ERAM)       26,100,000       26,100,000
    En Route Modernization (ERAM)--PER       64,974,000       60,000,000
     3................................
    En Route Communications Gateway           2,200,000        2,200,000
     (ECG)............................
    Next Generation Weather Radar             4,100,000        4,100,000
     (NEXRAD).........................
    ARTCC Building Improvement/Plant         53,000,000       41,000,000
     Improvement......................
    Air Traffic Management (ATM)......       13,800,000       13,800,000
    Air/Ground Communications                 5,500,000        5,500,000
     Infrastructure...................
    Air Traffic Control En Route Radar        5,900,000        5,900,000
     Facilities--Improve..............
    Voice Switching and Control System       20,000,000       15,000,000
     (VSCS)...........................
    Oceanic Automation System.........        4,800,000        4,800,000
    Next Gen Very High Frequency A/G         20,250,000       20,250,000
     Comm (NEXCOM)....................
    System-Wide Information Management       70,500,000       70,500,000
    ADS-B NAS Wide Implementation.....      282,100,400      282,100,400
    Wind Hazard Detection Equipment...        2,000,000        2,000,000
    Weather and Radar Processor (WARP)          700,000          700,000
    Collaborative Air Traffic                29,390,800       27,000,000
     Management Tech..................
    Colorado ADS-B/WAM Cost Sharing...        3,400,000        3,400,000
    Tactical Flow Based Flow                 10,500,000       10,500,000
     Management.......................
    ATC Beacon Interrogator (ATCBI)--         1,000,000        1,000,000
     Sustainment......................
    NextGen Weather Processors........       23,510,000       20,000,000
b. Terminal Programs:
    Airport Surface Detection Equip          12,100,000       12,100,000
     (ASDE-X).........................
    Terminal Doppler Weather Radar            3,600,000        3,600,000
     (TDWR)--Provide..................
    Terminal Automation Modern (STARS)       45,500,000       40,000,000
    Terminal Automation Modern (TAMR).      136,550,000      136,550,000
    Terminal Automation Program.......        2,600,000        2,600,000
    Terminal Air Traffic Control             71,998,300       55,000,000
     Facil--Replace...................
    ATCT/TRACON Facilities--Improve...       53,200,000       45,000,000
    Terminal Voice Switch Replace/            5,000,000        5,000,000
     Enhance..........................
    NAS Facilities OSHA and Environ          26,000,000       26,000,000
     Comp.............................
    Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR-9)       10,900,000       10,900,000
    Terminal Digital Radar (ASR-11)...       19,400,000       19,400,000
    Runway Status Lights..............       35,250,000       34,000,000
    National Airspace System Voice           16,000,000       16,000,000
     Switch (NVS).....................
    Integrated Display System (IDS)...        4,100,000        4,100,000
    Remote Monitoring and Logging             1,000,000        1,000,000
     System (RMLS)....................
    Mode S Service Life Extension             7,300,000        7,300,000
     Program (SLEP)...................
    Surveillance Interface                    6,000,000        6,000,000
     Modernization (SIM)..............
    Tower Flight Data Manager (TFDM)..       23,500,000       15,000,000
    Voice Recorder Replacement Program        6,200,000        6,200,000
     (VRRP)...........................
    Precision Runway Monitor                  5,000,000        5,000,000
     Replacement (PRMR)...............
    Integrated Terminal Weather System        1,300,000        1,300,000
     (ITWS)...........................
c. Flight Service Programs:
    Automated Surface Observing System       10,000,000       10,000,000
     (ASOS)...........................
    Future Flight Service Program.....        3,000,000        3,000,000
    Alaska Flight Service Facilities          2,900,000            - - -
     Modernization (AFSFM)............
    Weather Camera Program............        1,200,000        1,200,000
d. Landing and Navigational Aids
 Program:
    VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range           8,300,000        8,300,000
     (VOR) DME........................
    Instrument Landing System (ILS)           7,000,000        7,000,000
     Establish/Upgrade................
    Wide Area Augmentation System           109,000,000       80,000,000
     (WAAS)...........................
    Runway Visual Range...............        6,000,000        6,000,000
    Approach Lighting System                  3,000,000        3,000,000
     Improvement Pgm (ALSIP)..........
    Distance Measuring Equipment--            4,000,000        4,000,000
     Sustain..........................
    Visual Navaids--Establish/Expand..        2,500,000        2,500,000
    Instrument Approach Procedures            4,500,000        4,500,000
     Automation (IAPA)................
    Navigation and Landing Aids--SLEP.        3,000,000        3,000,000
    VASI Replacement--Replace with            2,500,000        2,500,000
     PAPI.............................
    GPS Civil Requirements............       20,000,000            - - -
    Runway Safety Areas--Navigational        38,000,000       38,000,000
     Mitigation.......................
e. Other ATC Facilities Programs:
    Fuel Storage Tank Replacement and         8,700,000        5,400,000
     Monitoring.......................
    Unstaffed Infrastructure                 33,000,000       20,000,000
     Sustainment......................
    Aircraft and Related Equipment           10,400,000        8,000,000
     Program..........................
    Airport Cable Loop System--               5,000,000        5,000,000
     Sustained Support................
    Alaska NAS Interfacility Comm            11,000,000        6,000,000
     (ANICS)..........................
    Facilities Decommissioning........        6,500,000        6,500,000
    Electrical Power Systems--Sustain/       85,000,000       65,000,000
     Support..........................
    FAA Employee Housing and Life             2,500,000        2,500,000
     Shelter..........................
                                       ---------------------------------
        Activity 2 Subtotal...........    1,523,223,500    1,359,300,400
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Activity 3, Procurement and
 Modernization of Non-Air Traffic
 Control Facilities and Equipment
a. Support Programs:
    Hazardous Materials Management....       20,000,000       17,000,000
    Aviation Safety Analysis System          12,700,000       12,700,000
     (ASAS)...........................
    Logistics Support Systems and            10,000,000       10,000,000
     Facilities (LSSF)................
    NAS Recovery Communications (RCOM)       12,000,000       12,000,000
    Facility Security Risk Management.       15,000,000       15,000,000
    Information Security..............       13,000,000       13,000,000
    System Approach for Safety                9,500,000        9,500,000
     Oversight (SASO).................
    Aviation Safety Knowledge Mgt            12,200,000       12,200,000
     Environ (ASKME)..................
    Data Center Optimization..........        1,000,000        1,000,000
    Aerospace Medical Equipment Needs         5,000,000        5,000,000
     (AMEN)...........................
    Aviation Safety Information Anl &        15,000,000       15,000,000
     Share............................
    National Test Equipment program...        3,000,000        3,000,000
    Mobile Assets Management Program..        3,000,000        3,000,000
    Aerospace Medicine Safety Inf Sys         3,900,000        3,900,000
     (AMSIS)..........................
b. Training, Equipment and Facilities:
    Aeronautical Center Infrastructure       12,300,000            - - -
     Mod..............................
    Distance Learning.................        1,000,000        1,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
        Activity 3 Subtotal...........      148,600,000      133,300,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Activity 4, Facilities and Equipment
 Mission Support:
    System Engineering and Development       35,600,000       30,000,000
     Support..........................
    Program Support Leases............       42,100,000       42,100,000
    Logistics Support Services (LSS)..       11,500,000       10,000,000
    Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center--      17,900,000       17,900,000
     Leases...........................
    Transition Engineering Support....       16,500,000       14,500,000
    Technical Support Services               25,000,000       20,000,000
     Contract (TSSC)..................
    Resource Tracking Program.........        4,000,000        4,000,000
    Center for Advanced Aviation             70,000,000       55,000,000
     System Development...............
    Aeronautical Information                  9,050,000        9,050,000
     Management Program...............
                                       ---------------------------------
    Activity 4 subtotal...............      231,650,000      202,550,000

        Activities 1-4 Subtotal.......    2,295,798,000    2,061,300,400
        Activities 1-4 Undistributed              - - -     -364,300,400
         Reduction....................
        Activity 5, Personnel                     - - -            - - -
         Compensation, Benefits and
         Travel.......................
        Personnel and Related Expenses      482,000,000      458,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
            Total.....................    2,777,798,000    2,155,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Equipage.--The Committee affirms and reinforces the intent 
of section 222 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 
(Public Law 112-95), giving priority to aircraft equipped with 
ADS-B technology. For several years, the FAA has been 
developing operational incentives with the intent of 
implementing a best equipped-best served (BEBS) policy. These 
policies are in line with recent recommendations made by the 
Future of Aviation Advisory Committee and the NextGen Advisory 
Committee. Despite these efforts, the report required by Public 
Law 112-95 is now several months overdue, and FAA's future 
plans are unclear. The Committee directs the FAA to provide 
detailed plans and schedules, by March 31, 2014, which define 
how Best Equipped, Best Served will be implemented, and clearly 
explain how users will receive measureable benefit from early 
equipage.

             ENGINEERING, DEVELOPMENT, TEST AND EVALUATION

    Performance-Based Navigation.--The Committee provides 
$32,200,000 for Performance Based Navigation/RNAV/RNP. The 
Committee has strongly supported the accelerated development of 
Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures and processes, 
and continues to have a strong interest in using PBN to provide 
substantial, near-term NextGen benefits to users of the NAS. As 
indicated by industry, DOT IG, and GAO reports, the 
implementation of new routes, and the realization of benefits, 
is proving far more difficult than expected and several 
barriers must be addressed. These barriers include, but are not 
limited to, adjustments to the controller handbook, new 
automated controller tools, and controller training.
    The Committee directs FAA to fully utilize the tools 
provided in Section 213, including the use of third parties and 
categorical exclusions, so that efficient RNP and RNAV 
procedures can be produced in sufficient quantities in order to 
meet the demand that exists within the NAS for these types of 
procedures. Upon completion of the FAA's third party RNP 
demonstration program, if the FAA determines that further third 
party designs would achieve additional benefits, the Committee 
would encourage an expansion of the program. However, the 
Committee expects the FAA to prioritize airports that currently 
serve aircraft that are equipped to utilize newly developed 
procedures. The Committee also directs FAA to provide a letter 
report on its progress in meeting Congressional mandates under 
Section 213, including the estimated fuel and carbon dioxide 
emissions savings from any new RNP or RNAV procedure designed 
or implemented in 2012 and 2013, to the Committees on 
Appropriations, by March 31, 2014.
    Cyber Security and Protecting the National Airspace 
System.--The Committee is aware that FAA has efforts underway 
to assess the security of the existing airspace system as well 
as NextGen programs, including the satellite-based Automatic 
Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast System. As FAA continues to 
make billion dollar investments in NextGen, the Agency must 
ensure that new systems are more secure than the legacy systems 
they replace or supplement, and new threats are not 
inadvertently introduced. A clear understanding of threats, 
vulnerabilities, and countermeasures is absolutely essential. 
FAA needs to take full advantage of ongoing DOD cyber work, 
which could provide invaluable insights on how to protect air 
traffic control systems. Therefore, the Committee directs FAA 
to keep the Committee informed of the results of security 
assessments of NextGen systems and how well the Agency is 
leveraging cyber security work being conducted by the 
Department of Defense and other Federal agencies.
    NextGen Future Facilities.--The Committee recommends 
$10,000,000 for the NextGen Future Facilities initiative. These 
funds will be used to fund pre-construction activities related 
to the Liberty Integrated Control Facility. This Committee is 
aware that this is the first step in FAA's plan for an 
integrated facility in the New York metropolitan area and a 
significant step toward fundamentally changing the way FAA 
operates and manages the National Airspace System. However, FAA 
has provided limited details regarding how this new facility or 
any future realignments and consolidations will improve 
productivity, reduce Agency costs, and improve the flow of air 
traffic. The Committee expects to receive a more comprehensive 
and well justified plan in the coming months regarding the 
long-term cost savings associated with the potential 
elimination of outdated, inefficient, and obsolete facilities.
    NextGen Transformational Programs.--The Committee 
recognizes FAA's NextGen transformational programs are critical 
to its overall plans to change the way air traffic is managed. 
In 2012, the Office of Inspector General reported on the status 
of these programs and highlighted that FAA's approach to 
approving small segments of complex NextGen programs has some 
drawbacks. There is no question that segmenting programs can 
reduce risk to the Government, but such segmentation does not 
provide a crosswalk for how key programs align with FAA's plans 
for delivering benefits. The Inspector General's report shows 
the extraordinarily complex interdependencies between programs 
and the essential roles FAA automation programs, like ERAM, 
play in executing NextGen. The Committee urges FAA to follow 
through on its commitment to address the IG report's 
recommendations. The Committee is particularly interested in 
ensuring that FAA follows through on the IG's recommendation to 
establish and use an integrated master schedule for managing 
NextGen investments planned for completion in December 2013.
    The Committee commends FAA's ongoing review for a backup of 
Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT) capability to mitigate 
risks to aviation users if GPS becomes unavailable. Reliable, 
cost-effective PNT services will maintain safety and security 
while minimizing economic impacts from GPS outages within the 
NAS. The Committee supports cost-effective options that 
leverage existing wide deployment of systems.

              AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT

                           EN ROUTE PROGRAMS

    En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM).--ERAM is a 
foundational component of NextGen, and it is critical to 
meeting FAA's goals for increasing airspace capacity and 
reducing flight delays. FAA originally planned to deploy ERAM 
at 20 of its en-route facilities by the end of 2010. However, 
significant software problems identified early on at the first 
two key sites, Salt Lake City and Seattle, forced FAA to delay 
original deployment estimates by nearly four years. The program 
has also seen cost overruns of $330 million in prior years.
    FAA has made some progress delivering ERAM on time and 
within budget, and is using the system at 16 of 20 sites either 
on a full or part time basis. Despite this progress, the cost 
and timeframes for completing ERAM remain uncertain. As noted 
by the Office of Inspector General, there is little room to 
maneuver in the revised cost baseline. If the contract burn 
rate does not decline significantly, additional funds will be 
needed to complete the program in 2014 timeframe. Going 
forward, there are important lessons learned from ERAM that FAA 
needs to address to better manage its NextGen portfolio and 
reduce risks when deploying software intensive systems. These 
include better expectation setting for the controller 
workforce, addressing shortcomings in testing at the FAA 
Technical Center, bolstering Government acceptance, and more 
effectively using contract incentives for both development and 
implementation. The Committee will continue to monitor the 
program closely and expects that the FAA will regularly 
communicate resource requirements and timeframes for the full 
deployment of ERAM.

                           TERMINAL PROGRAMS

    Terminal Automation Modernization/Replacement Program (TAMR 
Phase 3).--The Committee recommendation includes $135,550,000 
for the TAMR program. Phase 3 of the TAMR program is modernize 
or replace terminal automation systems at TRACON facilities 
around the country. In December 2011, FAA's Joint Resource 
Council made a final investment decision to implement the STARS 
system at 11 facilities by 2017. Replacing the automation 
systems at these terminal facilities is a major undertaking. 
FAA cannot advance NextGen initiatives, such as new performance 
based routes, without modernizing controller automation systems 
at the 11 sites. The Committee directs FAA to provide a plan by 
March 31, 2014 to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations which will include: (1) how new automated 
controller tools will be introduced; and (2) how long the older 
systems will need to be sustained.
    Runway Status Lights.--The Committee provides $34,000,000 
for the Runway Status Lights program, the same as the budget 
request. This funding will continue to support the design, 
production, and installation of runway status lights (RWSL) at 
busy airports. Runway status lights are a fully automated 
system that gives pilots and vehicle operators a direct visual 
alert when it is unsafe to enter or cross a runway. The RWSL 
program responds to a safety recommendation from the National 
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to implement a safety system 
that provides direct warning capability to flight crews. The 
Committee strongly supports RWSLs as a way to reduce runway 
incursions. However, the current cost and schedule for the 
effort is not reliable and the Agency plans to re-baseline this 
important effort. While the Committee encourages FAA to review 
the suitability of deploying this critical safety enhancing 
technology at airports being equipped with the Airport Surface 
Surveillance Capability (ASSC) system, questions must be 
addressed as to why the RWSL program requires re-baselining. 
The Committee directs FAA to provide a report to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations by April 15, 2014 on the 
causes for the RWSL cost growth, schedule delays, and 
corrective actions, and the merits and costs associated with 
installing RWSLs at ASSC-equipped airports.
    ATCT/TRACON facilities--improve.--The Committee 
recommendation includes $45,000,000 for the terminal air 
traffic control facilities replacement program which is 
$8,200,000 below the budget request. The Committee recognizes 
that many of the air traffic control towers and TRACONS within 
the national airspace system are decades old and in need of 
rehabilitation and improvement. In a constrained budget 
environment, the Committee urges FAA to explore the inclusion 
of proven control and monitoring systems that will improve the 
efficiency of operations and help maximize the use of space 
within the tower. Systems that increase the situational 
awareness of all visual and navigational aids will assist the 
controller workforce as traffic is managed during peak travel 
times.

                 LANDING AND NAVIGATIONAL AIDS PROGRAM

    Medium Intensity Approach Lighting System with Runway 
Alignment Indicator Lights (MALSR).--The Committee 
recommendation includes a total of $3,704,471 to procure 27 
MALSR systems as requested in the budget. Approximately 17 
MALSRs are planned for procurement through the approach 
lighting system improvement program and another ten MALSRs are 
planned for procurement through the navigation and landing 
aids--service life extension program. The replacement of 
lighting systems is critical to reducing runway downtime and 
technician maintenance time. The Committee expects FAA to 
prioritize the replacement of lighting systems in areas where 
there is a high risk of failure and where a failure would 
prevent an aircraft from using a primary precision approach.

                     PERSONNEL AND RELATED EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $458,000,000 for personnel and 
related expenses, which is a decrease of $17,000,000 below the 
enacted level and $24,000,000 below the budget request. This 
appropriation finances the personnel, travel and related 
expenses of the FAA's facilities and equipment workforce.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

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

                 RESEARCH, ENGINEERING, AND DEVELOPMENT

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

                    (AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $167,556,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       166,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       145,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -22,556,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -21,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides funding for long-term research, 
engineering and development programs to improve the air traffic 
control system and to raise the level of aviation safety, as 
authorized by the Airport and Airway Improvement Act and the 
Federal Aviation Act. The appropriation also finances the 
research, engineering and development needed to establish or 
modify federal air regulations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $145,000,000, a decrease of 
$22,556,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$21,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation includes the following funding 
levels for Research, Engineering, and Development programs

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                         FY 2014 Budget   FY 2014 House
                                            Request            Bill
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Improve Aviation Safety...............      $90,921,000      $90,921,000
    Fire Research and Safety..........        8,313,000        8,313,000
    Propulsion and Fuel Systems.......        1,974,000        1,974,000
    Advanced Materials/Structural             2,607,000        2,607,000
     Safety...........................
    Aircraft Icing/Digital System             7,582,000        7,582,000
     Safety...........................
    Continued Airworthiness...........        8,167,000        8,167,000
    Aircraft Catastrophic Failure             1,652,000        1,652,000
     Prevention Research..............
    Flightdeck/Maintenance/System             5,000,000        5,000,000
     Integration Human Factors........
    System Safety Management..........       11,583,000       11,583,000
    Air Traffic Control/Technical             6,000,000        6,000,000
     Operations Human Factors.........
    Aeromedical Research..............        8,672,000        8,672,000
    Weather Program...................       15,279,000       15,279,000
    Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research        7,500,000        7,500,000
    NextGen--Alternative Fuels for            5,571,000        5,571,000
     General Aviation.................
    NextGen--Advanced Systems and             1,021,000        1,021,000
     Software Validation..............
Economic Competitiveness..............       35,822,000       12,558,000
    Joint Planning and Development           12,057,000            - - -
     Office...........................
    NextGen--Wake Turbulence..........        9,267,000        5,000,000
    NextGen--Air Ground Integration          10,329,000        4,558,000
     Human Factors....................
    NextGen--Weather Technology in the        4,169,000        3,000,000
     Cockpit..........................
Environmental Sustainability..........       33,521,000       36,521,000
    Environment and Energy............       14,542,000       14,542,000
    NextGen--Environmental Research--        18,979,000       21,979,000
     Aircraft Technologies, Fuels, and
     Metrics..........................
Mission Support.......................        5,736,000        5,000,000
    System Planning and Resource              2,289,000        2,000,000
     Management.......................
    William J. Hughes Technical Center        3,447,000        3,000,000
     Laboratory Facility..............
                                       ---------------------------------
    Total.............................      166,000,000      145,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO).--The 
Committee recommends no funding for the Joint Planning and 
Development Office, a decrease of $12,057,000 below the budget 
request. The JPDO was established to develop a plan for NextGen 
in the 2025 timeframe and to coordinate Federal research to 
modernize the Nation's air transport system. Regardless of 
various FAA reorganizations, FAA has failed to establish a 
clearly defined role for the JPDO and set expectations for how 
it will leverage research conducted at other Federal agencies, 
including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
the Department of Defense, the Department of Commerce and the 
Department of Homeland Security. The Committee believes that 
the Chief NextGen Officer, established in the FAA Modernization 
and Reform Act of 2012, should have responsibility for these 
interagency coordination activities. The Committee believes 
that the elimination of this office will have no programmatic 
impact. The Committee directs FAA to work with JPDO to 
integrate productive personnel into other offices focused on 
Next Gen advancement.
    NextGen environmental research--aircraft technologies, 
fuels and metrics.--The Committee provides $21,979,000 for the 
FAA's NextGen environmental research aircraft technologies, 
fuels and metrics program, which is $1,665,000 below the 
enacted level and $3,000,000 above the budget request. Over the 
last few years, the Committee has provided additional resources 
for the FAA's environmental research program in an effort to 
expedite the development of viable alternative fuels that can 
be used in aircraft. Recognizing that fuel costs continue to 
consume the largest portion of airline operating budgets and in 
an effort to reduce the aviation sector's emissions footprint, 
the Committee provides additional resources to continue the 
research, development and testing of alternative fuels. Now 
that the United States Air Force Research Laboratory is no 
longer able to support alternative fuels testing, it is 
expected that the FAA will use some of these resources to 
produce fit for purpose chemical-analytical, fuel-property and 
material compatibility testing for many of the new chemical 
processes that produce alternative jet fuel. In addition, the 
Committee provides resources to continue the FAA's Continuous, 
Lower Energy Emission, and Noise Program (CLEEN).
    NextGen--Alternative Fuels for General Aviation.--The 
Committee provides $5,571,000 for alternative fuels research 
for general aviation, which is $3,487,000 above the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and the same as the budget request. During 
the complex transition of the general aviation piston fleet to 
an unleaded fuel, an increase in funding above last year is 
merited to move from research to a phase focused on 
coordinating and facilitating the fleet-wide evaluation, 
certification and deployment of an unleaded fuel and to help 
overcome any market issues that prevent it from moving forward. 
The Committee recognizes this is a multi-year effort and looks 
forward to updates on the continued progress on this initiative 
as it effectively balances environmental improvement with 
aviation safety, technical challenges, and economic impact.
    Centers of Excellence.--FAA's Center of Excellence (COE) 
program was established in 1990 and has served as an important 
collaborative effort between industry, academia and government. 
The COE program has helped advance research on emerging 
aviation challenges and, at the same time, has helped to 
cultivate the next generation of aviation professionals. All 
federal resources dedicated to the program are matched dollar-
for-dollar by industry and academic resources. Current Centers 
of Excellence are conducting research on advanced materials, 
commercial space transportation, and general aviation. The 
Committee understands there are higher education institutions 
that are interested in conducting research on aerospace design 
and advanced manufacturing practices. As the aviation industry 
develops new technologies to create more energy efficient 
aircraft, the Committee encourages FAA to explore this area to 
determine whether additional research is warranted.
    Rescission.--The Committee recommendation includes a 
rescission of $26,183,998.

                       GRANTS-IN-AID FOR AIRPORTS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         contract        Limitation  on
                                      authorization       obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...     $3,400,000,000     $3,350,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014..      3,200,000,000      2,900,000,000
Recommended in the bill...........      3,200,000,000      3,350,000,000
Bill compared to:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.       -200,000,000                  0
  Budget request, fiscal year 2014                  0       +450,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The bill includes a liquidating cash appropriation of 
$3,200,000,000 for grants-in-aid for airports, authorized by 
the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended. 
This funding provides for liquidation of obligations incurred 
pursuant to contract authority and annual limitations on 
obligations for grants-in-aid for airport planning and 
development, noise compatibility and planning, the military 
airport program, reliever airports, airport program 
administration, and other authorized activities.

                       LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS

    The bill includes a limitation on obligations of 
$3,350,000,000 for fiscal year 2014, which is the same as the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $450,000,000 above the 
budget request.

                  ADMINISTRATION AND RESEARCH PROGRAMS

    Airport Administrative Expenses.--Within the overall 
obligation limitation, the bill includes $106,600,000 for the 
administration of the airports program by the FAA. This funding 
level is equal to the budget request and $5,600,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The increase is provided to 
enhance investigations of airport revenue diversion.
    Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP).--The 
recommendation includes $15,000,000 which is the same level as 
the budget request and the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The 
ACRP was established through Section 712 of the Vision 100--
Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-176) to 
identify shared problem areas facing airports that can be 
solved through applied research but are not adequately 
addressed by existing Federal research programs.
    Airport Technology Research.--The recommendation includes a 
minimum of $29,500,000 for the FAA's airport technology 
research program which is equal to the budget request and 
$250,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The funds 
provided for this program are utilized to conduct research in 
the areas of airport pavement; airport marking and lighting; 
airport rescue and firefighting; airport planning and design; 
wildlife hazard mitigation; and visual guidance.
    Airport Revenue Diversion.--The Committee reiterates its 
concern over the diversion of airport revenues for non-airport 
purposes. The Inspector General has noted instances of multiple 
years of revenue diversions at certain airports. The Committee 
urges the FAA to prioritize revenue diversion enforcement, 
particularly at airports that have exhibited a historical 
pattern of diverting revenues to municipal or county budgets.

                             BILL LANGUAGE

    Runway Incursion Prevention Systems and Devices.--
Consistent with prior year appropriations Acts, the bill allows 
funds under this limitation to be used for airports to procure 
and install runway incursion prevention systems and devices.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

    Section 110. The Committee retains a provision limiting the 
number of technical workyears at the Center for Advanced 
Aviation Systems Development to 600 in fiscal year 2014.
    Section 111. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from requiring airport sponsors to provide the agency 
`without cost' building construction, maintenance, utilities 
and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned buildings, except in 
the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 112. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
reimbursement for fees collected and credited under 49 U.S.C. 
45303.
    Section 113. The Committee retains a provision allowing 
reimbursement of funds for providing technical assistance to 
foreign aviation authorities to be credited to the operations 
account.
    Section 114. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
the FAA from paying Sunday premium pay except in those cases 
where the individual actually worked on a Sunday.
    Section 115. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
FAA from using funds to purchase store gift cards or gift 
certificates through a government-issued credit card.
    Section 116. The Committee includes a provision that 
requires approval from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Administration of the Department of Transportation for 
retention bonuses for any FAA employee.
    Section 117. The Committee includes a provision that 
requires the Secretary to block the display of an owner or 
operator's aircraft registration number in the Aircraft 
Situational Display to Industry program, upon the request of an 
owner or operator.
    Section 118. The Committee includes a provision that limits 
the number of FAA political appointees to 7.
    Section 119. The Committee includes a provision that 
prohibits funds for any increase in fees for navigational 
products until the FAA has reported a justification for such 
fees to the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 119A. The Committee retains a provision prohibiting 
funds to change weight restrictions or prior permission rules 
at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey.

                     Federal Highway Administration


                 LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................      $412,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       429,855,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       417,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +5,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -12,855,000


    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) provides 
financial assistance to the states to construct and improve 
roads and highways. It also provides technical assistance to 
other agencies and organizations involved in road building 
activities. Title 23 of the United States Code and other 
supporting statutes provide authority for the activities of the 
FHWA. Funding is provided by contract authority, while program 
levels are established by annual limitations on obligations, as 
set forth in appropriations Acts.
    The limitation on administrative expenses caps the amount, 
from within the limitation on obligations, that FHWA may spend 
on salaries and expenses necessary to conduct and administer 
the federal-aid highway program, highway-related research, and 
most other federal highway programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $417,000,000, 
which is $5,000,000 above fiscal year 2013, and $12,855,000 
below the budget request. The amount reflects a modest increase 
adequate to continue work already underway to modernize 
financial management systems and to implement data integration 
plans. Also, as requested, an additional $1.5 million is 
provided for increased training and development activities. In 
addition, $3,248,000 is transferred to the Appalachian Regional 
Commission.

                          FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          Fiscal year 2013   Fiscal year 2014   Recommended  in
                        Program                               enacted            request            the bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Federal-aid highways (obligation limitation)...........        $39,699,000        $40,256,000        $40,256,000
Exempt contract authority..............................            739,000            739,000            739,000
Liquidation of contract authorization..................         40,438,000         40,995,000         40,995,000
                                                        --------------------------------------------------------
    Total program level................................         40,438,000         40,995,000         40,995,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The federal-aid highways program is designed to aid in the 
development, operations and management of an intermodal 
transportation system that is economically efficient and 
environmentally sound, to provide the foundation for the nation 
to compete in the global economy, and to move people and goods 
safely.
    Federal-aid highways and bridges are managed through a 
federal-state partnership. States and localities maintain 
ownership of and responsibility for the maintenance, repair and 
new construction of roads. State highway departments have the 
authority to initiate federal-aid projects, subject to FHWA 
approval of the plans, specifications, and cost estimates. The 
Federal government provides financial support, on a 
reimbursable basis, for construction and repair through 
matching grants.
    Programs included within the federal-aid highways program 
are financed from the highway trust fund. The federal-aid 
highways program is funded by contract authority, and 
liquidating cash appropriations are subsequently provided to 
fund outlays resulting from obligations incurred under contract 
authority. The Committee sets, through the annual 
appropriations process, an overall limitation on the total 
contract authority that can be obligated under the program in a 
given year. Funding provided supports Federal-aid highway 
programs as authorized under MAP-21.
    National Highway Performance Program.--The National Highway 
Performance Program provides support for the condition and 
performance of the National Highway System (NHS), for the 
construction of new facilities on the NHS, and to ensure that 
investments of Federal-aid funds in highway construction are 
directed to support progress toward the achievement of 
performance targets established in a State's asset management 
plan for the NHS.
    Surface Transportation Program.--The Surface Transportation 
Program provides flexible funding that may be used by States 
and localities for projects to preserve and improve the 
conditions and performance on Federal-aid highways, bridge and 
tunnel projects on any public road, pedestrian and bicycle path 
projects, and transit capital projects, including intercity bus 
terminals.
    Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act.--
The Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act 
Program provides Federal credit assistance to eligible surface 
transportation projects, including highway, transit, intercity 
passenger rail, some types of freight rail, and intermodal 
freight transfer facilities. The program is designed to fill 
market gaps and to leverage substantial private co-investment 
by providing projects with supplemental or subordinate debt.
    Technology and Innovation Deployment Program.--The 
Technology and Innovation Deployment Program funds efforts to 
accelerate the implementation and delivery of new innovations 
and technologies that result from highway research and 
development to benefit all aspects of highway transportation.
    Training and Education Program.--The Training and Education 
Program provides funding to support training and education 
programs that promote and support national transportation 
programs and activities.
    Metropolitan Planning Program.--The metropolitan planning 
process establishes a cooperative, continuous, and 
comprehensive framework for making transportation investment 
decisions in metropolitan areas. Program oversight is a joint 
Federal Highway Administration/Federal Transit Administration 
responsibility.
    Highway Safety Improvement Program.--The Highway Safety 
Improvement Program provides funding designed to achieve a 
significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious 
injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned public 
roads and roads on tribal lands. The program requires a data-
driven, strategic approach to improving safety that focuses on 
performance.
    Railway-Highway Crossings Program.--This program funds 
safety improvements to reduce the number of fatalities, 
injuries, and crashes at public grade crossings.
    Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement 
Program.--The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement 
Program provides a flexible funding source to State and local 
governments for transportation projects and programs to help 
meet the requirements of the Clean Air Act. Funding is 
available to reduce congestion and improve air quality for 
areas that do not meet national air standards set under the 
Clean Air Act for ozone, carbon monoxide, or particulate matter 
(nonattainment areas), and for former nonattainment areas that 
are now in compliance (maintenance areas).
    Transportation Alternatives Program.--MAP-21 established a 
new program to provide for a variety of alternative 
transportation projects, including many that were previously 
eligible activities under separately funded programs. The 
Transportation Alternatives Program replaces funding from pre-
MAP-21 programs including Transportation Enhancements, 
Recreational Trails, Safe Routes to School, and other 
discretionary programs, and wraps these activities into a 
single funding source.
    Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal 
Facilities.--The Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal 
Facilities program provides funding for the construction of 
ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities.
    Emergency Relief Program.--The Emergency Relief program 
provides funds for emergency repairs and permanent repairs on 
Federal-aid highways and roads on Federal lands that the 
Secretary finds have suffered serious damage as a result of 
natural disasters or catastrophic failure from an external 
cause.
    Tribal Transportation Program.--The purpose of the Tribal 
Transportation Program is to enhance transportation and improve 
access to basic community services in Indian country.
    Federal Lands Transportation Program.--The Federal Lands 
Transportation Program funds projects that improve access 
within the Federal estate (national forests, national parks, 
national wildlife refuges, national recreation areas, and other 
Federal public lands) on transportation facilities in the 
national Federal Lands transportation inventory and owned and 
maintained by the Federal government.
    Federal Lands Access Program.--The Federal Lands Access 
Program provides funds for projects on Federal Lands access 
transportation facilities that are located on or adjacent to, 
or that provide access to Federal lands.
    Territorial and Puerto Rico Highway Program.--The 
Territorial and Puerto Rico Highway Program allocates funds for 
a highway program in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and 
assists the governments of the U.S. territories in constructing 
and improving a system of arterial and collector highways and 
necessary inter-island connectors.
    Highway Research and Development Program.--The Highway 
Research and Development Program funds strategic investment in 
research activities that address current and emerging highway 
transportation needs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total program level of 
$40,995,000,000 for the activities of the FHWA in fiscal year 
2014, as authorized under P.L. 112-141, the Moving Ahead for 
Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). This amount is 
$557,000,000 above fiscal year 2013 and the same as the budget 
request. Included within the recommended amount is an 
obligation limitation of $40,256,000,000 and $739,000,000 in 
contract authority that is exempt from the obligation 
limitation. The federal-aid highways program obligation level 
for fiscal year 2014 supports the full funding level as 
authorized under MAP-21 and appropriations language has been 
updated to reflect current law.
    The Highway Trust Fund.--The Committee does not include a 
provision requested in the budget to allow transfers between 
the Highway Account and the Transit Account of the Highway 
Trust Fund. The Committee directs the FHWA to report to the 
Committee within 90 days of enactment on DOT's plan of action 
in the event either account is ever projected to reach a 
balance in 2014 that would disrupt current payment practices. 
The insolvency plan should detail balance thresholds for agency 
action including stakeholder notification, changes to cash 
management and payment policies, and specific plans for the 
communication of these changes to states, transit agencies, and 
other affected stakeholders.
    Loan fees.--The Committee continues bill language allowing 
the Secretary to charge and collect fees from the applicant for 
a direct loan, guaranteed loan, or line of credit to cover the 
cost of the services of expert firms performed on behalf of the 
Department. These fees are not subject to the obligation 
limitation or the limitation on administrative expenses set for 
the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation 
program under section 608 of title 23, United States Code.
    Project selection and prioritization.--In instances where 
the Secretary exercises discretion in project selection or 
federal credit approval, the Committee directs the Secretary to 
give stronger consideration to projects that are funded through 
a public-private partnership. The Committee also directs the 
Secretary to prioritize projects that deliver a significant 
improvement to a national or regional transportation network.
    Geosynthetics.--The Committee encourages the Federal 
Highway Administration to actively review and incorporate 
geosynthetics for highway and civil infrastructure 
applications, due to their cost savings, longevity, and 
environmental benefits. The Committee also encourages the 
Department of Transportation to thoroughly review the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study entitled, 
Information on Materials and Practices for Improving Highway 
Pavement Performance that investigated the benefits of 
incorporating innovative materials into pavements.
    Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program 
(CMAQ).--The Committee encourages collaboration with States and 
MPOs to invest CMAQ funds in Alternative Fueled Vehicle (AFV) 
Infrastructure as these investments have the potential to 
reduce emissions and increase fuel efficiency. The Committee 
urges the Department of Transportation to expedite the issuance 
of guidance on the Alternative Fuel Vehicle provisions of MAP-
21, and to provide an expedited approval process for 
technologies that meet the definition of an AFV including 
biodiesel, electricity, ethanol, hydrogen, natural gas, stored 
hydraulic energy and propane. The Committee also urges FHWA to 
provide an expedited process for States and MPOs to take 
advantage of the new AFV provisions in MAP 21 by amending their 
previously approved State Transportation Improvement Program.

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................   $39,699,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................    40,995,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    40,995,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................    +1,296,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -


                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a liquidating cash appropriation 
of $40,995,000,000, which is $1,296,000,000 above fiscal year 
2013 and the same as the budget request. This is the amount 
required to pay the outstanding obligations of the highway 
program at levels provided in this Act and prior appropriations 
Acts.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

    Section 120. The Committee continues a provision that 
distributes obligation authority among federal-aid highways 
programs. The provision has been updated to be consistent with 
changes to the underlying authorizing statute made by MAP-21.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision that 
credits funds received by the Bureau of Transportation 
Statistics to the federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides requirements for any waiver of the Buy America Act.
    Section 123. The Committee adds a provision making 
$13,248,000 in unobligated balances of contract authority 
apportioned to States prior to MAP-21 available for obligation 
to support FHWA administrative expenses.
    Section 124. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting tolling in Texas, with exceptions.

              FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was 
established within the Department of Transportation (DOT) by 
Congress through the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 
1999. FMCSA's mission is to promote safe commercial motor 
vehicle operations and reduce truck and bus crashes. FMCSA 
works with federal, state, and local entities, the motor 
carrier industry, highway safety organizations, and the public 
to further its mission.
    FMCSA resources are used to prevent and mitigate commercial 
vehicle accidents through regulation, enforcement, stakeholder 
training, technological innovation, and improved information 
systems. FMCSA also is responsible for enforcing Federal motor 
carrier safety and hazardous materials regulations for all 
commercial vehicles entering the United States along its 
southern and northern borders.

              MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY OPERATIONS AND PROGRAMS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Liquidation of
                                         Contract        Limitation on
                                      Authorization       Obligations
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...       $251,000,000     ($251,000,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2014..        259,000,000      (259,000,000)
Recommended in the bill...........        259,000,000      (259,000,000)
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year             +8,000,000       (+8,000,000)
 2013.............................
    Budget request, fiscal year                 - - -              - - -
 2014.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This limitation controls FMCSA spending on salaries, 
operating expenses, and research. It provides resources to 
support motor carrier safety program activities and to maintain 
the agency's administrative infrastructure. This funding 
supports nationwide motor carrier safety and consumer 
enforcement efforts, including the Compliance, Safety, and 
Accountability Program, regulation and enforcement of freight 
transport, and federal safety enforcement at the U.S. borders. 
These resources also fund regulatory development and 
implementation, information management, research and 
technology, grants to States and local partners, safety 
education and outreach, and the safety and consumer telephone 
hotline.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $259,000,000 in liquidating cash 
for motor carrier safety operations and programs. The Committee 
also recommends limiting obligations from the highway trust 
fund to $259,000,000 for motor carrier safety operations and 
programs in fiscal year 2014. Consistent with MAP-21, these 
levels are $8,000,000 above fiscal year 2013 and the same as 
the budget request.
    Within the amounts provided for Operations and Programs, 
the Committee recommends $1,000,000 for commercial motor 
vehicle operator's grants, which provide commercial motor 
vehicle operators with critical safety training. This amount is 
the same as fiscal year 2013 and the budget request.
    The Committee continues bill language making funds for the 
research and technology program available until September 30, 
2016. The Committee also continues bill language prohibiting 
any funds relating to outreach and education from being 
transferred to another agency.
    Chameleon carriers.--FMCSA's ability to detect and shut 
down chameleon carriers is critical. A chameleon carrier is an 
unscrupulous motor carrier that was once put out-of-service due 
to safety violations, but that reincarnates itself under a new 
corporate identity to resume business. The vast majority of 
motor carriers are freight carriers, and GAO and the DOT 
Inspector General found that FMCSA can expand its new-entrant 
audits to the freight sector, but only by using risk-based data 
to target resources to the riskiest new entrants. The Committee 
directs FMCSA to continue working to identify the most cost-
effective method for discovering such carriers and putting them 
out-of-service. To this end, the Committee further directs 
FMCSA to evaluate and report back to the Committee within 60 
days of enactment on the extent to which independent 
commercially available data sources would enhance the Agency's 
ability to uniquely identify freight carriers with possible 
corporate and family linkages to previously shuttered carriers. 
The report should include a cost-benefit analysis of the use of 
these data sources as an effective, risk-based method to 
identify these dangerous carriers.
    Hazardous Materials Safety Permits.--FMCSA does not 
currently have a reasonable means of evaluating Hazardous 
Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) holders with inspection 
disqualifications which leaves operators no recourse beyond 
``aging out'' of their disqualification. Because of the special 
nature of these carriers and because many are small businesses, 
a few violations combined with a low number of inspections can 
force a safe operator out of business with no opportunity for 
due process. Further, because of the timing and methodology of 
the HMSP renewal cycle, this ``out-of-business'' event can 
sometimes come with little to no warning. In addition to 
meeting the requirements set out under Section 33014 of MAP-21, 
FMCSA shall report to the Committee within 60 days of enactment 
on what improvements to the HMSP program can be made within the 
Agency's existing authorities to provide relief to these 
operators prior to instituting a rulemaking, and when FMCSA 
anticipates implementing each of these interim improvements.
    Hours of Service Study.--In carrying out the requirements 
of Section 32301 of PL 112-141 (MAP-21), the Committee urges 
the Secretary to evaluate impacts on small business operators, 
and to consider a low-cost option to address any adverse 
impacts and report back to the Committee no later than December 
31, 2013.

                      MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        Liquidation of
                                                           contract          Limitation on       Rescission of
                                                         authorization        obligations     contract authority
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.....................        $310,000,000      ($310,000,000)               - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014....................         313,000,000       (313,000,000)               - - -
Recommended in the bill.............................         313,000,000       (313,000,000)        -$95,956,883
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.................           3,000,000         (3,000,000)         -95,956,883
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014................               - - -                 (0)         -95,956,883
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    FMCSA's motor carrier safety grants are used to support 
compliance reviews in the states, identify and apprehend 
traffic violators, conduct roadside inspections, and conduct 
safety audits of new entrant carriers. Additionally, grants are 
provided to states for safety enforcement at the U.S. borders, 
improvement of state commercial driver's license oversight 
activities, and improvements in linking states' motor vehicle 
registration systems and carrier safety data.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $313,000,000 in liquidating cash 
for this program, as well as a $313,000,000 limitation on 
obligations, in fiscal year 2014. Consistent with MAP-21, these 
levels are $3,000,000 above fiscal year 2013 and the same as 
the budget request. The Committee recommendation also rescinds 
$95,956,883 of unobligated contract authority authorized prior 
to MAP-21. There was no rescission of contract authority in 
either fiscal year 2013 or the budget request.
    The Committee recommends the following obligation 
limitations for grants funded under this account:

------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Motor carrier safety assistance program (MCSAP)......     ($218,000,000)
Commercial driver's license improvements program.....       (30,000,000)
Border enforcement grants............................       (32,000,000)
Performance and registration information system              (5,000,000)
 management program..................................
Commercial vehicle information systems and networks         (25,000,000)
 deployment..........................................
Safety data improvement grants.......................        (3,000,000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    New entrant audits.--Of the funds made available for the 
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Grants, the Committee 
recommends $32,000,000 for audits of new entrant motor 
carriers, which is the same as both fiscal year 2013 and the 
budget request, and is consistent with MAP-21.

 ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

    Sec. 130. The Committee continues language subjecting the 
funds appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions 
included in prior appropriations Acts regarding Mexico-
domiciled motor carriers.

             National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
was established in March of 1970 to administer motor vehicle 
and highway safety programs. It was the successor agency to the 
National Highway Safety Bureau, which was housed in the Federal 
Highway Administration.
    NHTSA's mission is to save lives, prevent injuries, and 
reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes, through 
education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity. 
To accomplish these goals, NHTSA establishes and enforces 
safety performance standards for motor vehicles and motor 
vehicle equipment, investigates safety defects in motor 
vehicles, and conducts research on driver behavior and traffic 
safety.
    NHTSA provides grants and technical assistance to state and 
local governments to enable them to conduct effective local 
highway safety programs. Together with state and local 
partners, NHTSA works to reduce the threat of drunk, impaired, 
and distracted drivers, and to promote policies and devices 
with demonstrated safety benefits including helmets, child 
safety seats, airbags, and graduated licenses.
    NHTSA establishes and ensures compliance with fuel economy 
standards, investigates odometer fraud, establishes and 
enforces vehicle anti-theft regulations, and provides consumer 
information on a variety of motor vehicle safety topics.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $817,675,088 (excluding 
rescissions), which is $7,529,088 above fiscal year 2013 and 
$10,667,912 below the budget request. The Committee's 
recommendation funds grant programs as authorized under MAP-21.
    The following table summarizes the Committee's 
recommendations:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    Committee
                                                                 2013 enacted     2014 request    recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Operations and research (general fund and highway trust fund)     $255,646,000     $266,843,000     $256,175,088
Highway traffic safety grants (highway trust fund)...........      554,500,000      561,500,000      561,500,000
Rescission of Contract Authority (highway trust fund)........            - - -            - - -     -152,281,282
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
    Total....................................................      810,146,000      828,343,000      665,393,806
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommends funding levels that provide NHTSA 
with sufficient resources to meet its responsibilities under 
MAP-21 and to continue its critical work improving the safety 
of passenger travel on the nation's highway system. The 
Committee encourages NHTSA and the network of researchers and 
public safety personnel to continue their work to enhance 
safety and reduce fatalities.

                        OPERATIONS AND RESEARCH

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                 (Highway trust
                                                                (General fund)       fund)            Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013..............................     $140,146,000     $115,500,000     $255,646,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014.............................      148,343,000      118,500,000      266,843,000
Recommended in the bill......................................      117,000,000      139,175,088      256,175,088
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013..........................      -23,146,000      +23,675,088         +529,088
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014.........................      -31,343,000      +20,675,088      -10,667,912
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $256,175,088, which is $529,088 
above fiscal year 2013 and $10,667,912 below the budget 
request. Of this total, $117,000,000 is from the general fund 
for operations and vehicle safety research, and $139,175,088 is 
from the highway trust fund for operations and highway safety 
research. The Committee recommendation assumes no change in 
Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) in 2014.
    Data modernization project.--In January of 2012, NHTSA 
launched its Data Modernization Project to update the various 
elements of the data collection systems, including: sample 
design, IT infrastructure, data collection sites and data 
elements. On June 21, 2012, NHTSA published a notice requesting 
comments on the modernization project and recently announced 
that the agency intends to hold a public listening session with 
its stakeholders in July of 2013. The Committee believes that 
input from external stakeholders and experts is a critical 
component of the Data Modernization Project, particularly as 
industry, advocacy organizations and medical institutions use 
the NHTSA data as the foundation for their own studies and 
analyses. The Committee expects NHTSA to keep an ongoing 
dialogue with its stakeholders on this important project. The 
Committee directs NHTSA to provide semiannual updates to the 
Committee on the Agency's progress with the modernization 
project including a review of stakeholder comments and concerns 
and the Agency's response.
    High-visibility enforcement programs.--NHTSA's national 
high-visibility enforcement campaigns for increasing seat belt 
use (Click It or Ticket) and reducing drunk driving (Drive 
Sober or Get Pulled Over) have been successful. MAP-21 included 
$29,000,000 in Fiscal Year 2014 to continue the high-visibility 
enforcement programs and the paid advertising which supports 
them. The Committee supports NHTSA's Fiscal Year 2014 plans to 
conduct at least three of these safety campaigns: a campaign on 
seat belt use during the Memorial Day weekend; and impaired 
driving campaigns for Labor Day and the December holiday 
period. In addition, MAP-21 included $5,000,000 in new funding 
for media support of enforcement of distracted driving 
prevention laws. The Committee strongly believes that these 
important safety campaigns should be discrete initiatives in 
order to ensure that the Agency's message is clear and focused. 
The Committee directs NHTSA to provide an update to the House 
and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the Agency's plans 
for these campaigns by March 31, 2014.
    Active Safety Technologies.--The Committee is interested in 
the links between increased utilization of active safety 
technologies (such as collision warning systems) and the 
potential to improve safety on the nation's roads. The 
Committee urges the Secretary to continue research efforts on 
these promising technologies.

                     HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY GRANTS

                (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        Liquidation of
                                                           contract          Limitation on       Rescission of
                                                         authorization        obligation      contract authority
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.....................        $554,500,000      ($554,500,000)               - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014....................         561,500,000       (561,500,000)               - - -
Recommended in the bill.............................         561,500,000       (561,500,000)       -$152,281,282
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.................          +7,000,000        (+7,000,000)        -152,281,282
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014................               - - -               - - -        -152,281,282
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The highway traffic safety state grant programs authorized 
under MAP-21 include: Highway Safety Programs, National 
Priority Safety Programs, and the High Visibility Enforcement 
Program.
    These grant programs provide resources to states for 
highway safety programs that are data-driven and that meet 
states' most pressing highway safety problems. They are a 
critical asset in reducing highway traffic fatalities and 
injuries.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $561,500,000 in liquidating cash 
from the highway trust fund to pay outstanding obligations of 
the highway safety grant programs at the levels provided in 
this Act and prior appropriations Acts. The Committee also 
recommends limiting the obligations from the highway trust fund 
in fiscal year 2014 for the highway traffic safety grants 
programs to $561,500,000. These levels are $7,000,000 above 
fiscal year 2013 and the same as the budget request. The 
Committee's recommendation funds grant programs as authorized 
under MAP-21. The Committee recommendation also rescinds 
$152,281,282 of unobligated contract authority authorized prior 
to MAP-21. There was no rescission of contract authority in 
either fiscal year 2013 or the budget request.

      ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 
                             ADMINISTRATION

    Section 140. The Committee continues a provision that 
provides limited funding for travel and related expenses 
associated with state management reviews and highway safety 
core competency development training.
    Section 141. The Committee continues a provision that 
exempts from the current fiscal year's obligation limitation 
any obligation authority that was made available in previous 
public laws.
    Section 142. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits funding for the National Highway Safety Advisory 
Committee.

                    Federal Railroad Administration

    The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) was established 
by the Department of Transportation Act, on October 15, 1966. 
The FRA plans, develops, and administers programs and 
regulations to promote the safe operation of freight and 
passenger rail transportation in the United States. The U.S. 
railroad system consists of over 550 railroads with over 
187,000 freight employees, 171,000 miles of track, and 1.35 
million freight cars. In addition, the FRA continues to oversee 
grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) 
with the goal of assisting Amtrak with improvements to its 
passenger service and physical infrastructure.

                         SAFETY AND OPERATIONS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $178,596,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       184,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       184,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +5,904,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The safety and operations account provides funding for 
FRA's safety program activities related to passenger and 
freight railroads. Funding also supports salaries and expenses 
and other operating costs related to FRA staff and programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $184,500,000 for safety and 
operations, which is $5,904,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and the same as the budget request. Of the amount 
provided under this heading, $12,400,000 is available until 
expended.

                   RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $35,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        35,250,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        35,250,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          +250,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The railroad research and development program provides 
science and technology support for FRA's policy and regulatory 
efforts. The program's objectives are to reduce the frequency 
and severity of railroad accidents through scientific 
advancement, and to support technological innovations in 
conventional and high speed railroads.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $35,250,000 
for railroad research and development, which is $250,000 above 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the budget 
request. The Committee's recommendation includes the following 
allocation for FRA's Railroad Research and Development account:




Railroad System Issues....................................    $3,871,000
Human Factors.............................................     3,542,000
Rolling Stock and Components..............................     2,796,000
Track and Structures......................................     5,010,000
Track and Train Interaction...............................     3,418,000
Train Control.............................................     6,473,000
Grade Crossings...........................................     1,613,000
Hazardous Materials Transportation........................     1,496,000
Train Occupant Protection.................................     4,030,000
R&D; Facilities and Test Equipment.........................     3,001,000


       RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT FINANCING PROGRAM

    The Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing 
(RRIF) program was established by Public Law 109-178 to provide 
direct loans and loan guarantees to state and local 
governments, government-sponsored entities, and railroads. 
Credit assistance under the program may be used for 
rehabilitating or developing rail equipment and facilities. No 
federal appropriation is required to implement the program, 
because a non-federal partner may contribute the subsidy amount 
required by the Credit Reform Act of 1990 in the form of a 
credit risk premium.
    The Committee maintains bill language specifying that no 
new direct loans or loan guarantee commitments may be made 
using federal funds for the payment of any credit premium 
amount during fiscal year 2014.

         RAILROAD RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................    \2\$54,750,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -54,750,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
\2\The administration budget requested $54,750,000 in mandatory spending
  from the Highway Trust Fund for another railroad research program, the
  Railroad Research, Development and Technology Program.

    For fiscal year 2014, the administration's budget requests 
funding for the railroad research, development and technology 
program. The program is a new, unauthorized program. The 
Committee notes that it has not received formal legislative 
proposal for such program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the railroad 
research, development and technology program in fiscal year 
2014. The recommendation is the same as the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level, and $54,750,000 below the budget request.

                    RAIL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................  \2\$3,660,000,00
                                                                       0
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -3,660,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
\2\The Administration budget requested $3,660,000,000 in mandatory
  spending from the Highway Trust Fund for a new rail service
  improvement program.

    The FRA budget documents include a new rail service 
improvement program. The program is a new, unauthorized 
program. The Committee has not received a formal legislative 
proposal for such a program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the rail service 
improvement program in fiscal year 2014. The recommendation is 
the same as the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, and 
$3,660,000,000 below the budget request.

     Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)

    Amtrak operates trains over 20,000 miles of track owned by 
freight railroad carriers, and over about 654 miles of its own 
track, most of which is on the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from 
Washington, D.C., to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak operates 
both electrified trains, which can achieve speeds of up to 150 
mph on the highest quality track on the NEC, and diesel 
locomotives, which currently can achieve speeds between 74 and 
110 miles per hour.
    Congressional budget justification.--The Committee 
appreciates the level of detail in the fiscal year 2014 budget 
justifications and directs Amtrak to continue to submit 
justifications with a similar level of detail in all future 
budget years.

    Operating Grants to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................   \1\$466,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................          \2\- - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       350,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -116,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     +350,000,000

\1\Does not include $32,000,000 appropriated in P.L. 113-2 to Amtrak for
  operating losses associated with Hurricane Sandy. Total appropriation
  level, including funding from P.L. 113-2, for Amtrak operating grants
  in fiscal year 2013 is $498,000,000. Enacted level does not include
  the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB ATB.
\2\FRA's budget request for Amtrak assumed a new structure for the
  Corporation. It requested $2,700,000,000 for the Current Passenger
  Rail account, which includes both operating and capital funds for
  Amtrak. According to FRA, the amount it requested for operating grants
  equates to $450,000,000, which it based on Amtrak's Fiscal Year 2012-
  2016 Five Year Financial Plan.

    Amtrak runs a deficit each year and requires a federal 
subsidy to cover both operating losses and capital investments. 
The Committee notes, however, that the President's budget 
continues to request more in operating subsidy funds than it 
actually needs. For example, from fiscal years 2010 through 
2013, the administration requested $2,382,000,000 for Amtrak 
operating grants. This amount exceeded the Corporation's actual 
loss of $1,618,000,000 by $764,000,000--about one-third more 
than it needed. In fiscal year 2013, Amtrak's operating subsidy 
request will exceed projected losses by $241,000,000, about 38 
percent more than needed.

                        The Administration's Operating Request Consistently Exceeds Need
                                                 FY 2010-FY 2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                      Total  FY
          Funding Levels (in millions)             FY 2010      FY 2011      FY 2012     FY 2013\2\   2010-2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
President's Budget Request\1\..................         $572         $563         $616         $631       $2,382
Actual Loss....................................          420          446          362          390        1,618
Excess Request.................................          152          117          254          241         764
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\1\In fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014, the President requested funds for Amtrak as mandatory. In fiscal years
  2013 and 2014, the administration`s budget assumed a new structure for Amtrak. Equivalent amounts for
  operating grants are noted.
\2\The fiscal year 2013 figures do not include amounts associated with Hurricane Sandy. In fiscal year 2013, the
  Administration requested $32,000,000 for operating losses associated with Hurricane Sandy, all of which the
  Committee provided. Amtrak's actual operating losses associated with Hurricane Sandy total $50,000,000.

    From fiscal years 2010 through 2013, the Committee provided 
Amtrak with $2,057,000,000 in operating subsidy. Over these 
four fiscal years, the Corporation's actual loss totaled 
$1,618,000,000, resulting in an excess appropriation of 
$439,000,000, or 21 percent more than it needed.

                        Amtrak's Operating Request and Appropriation Exceeds Actual Need
                                                 FY 2010-FY 2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Funding Levels  (in millions)       FY 2010      FY 2011      FY 2012     FY 2013\1\    Total  FY 2010-2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation......................         $562         $563         $466         $466                   $2,057
Actual Loss........................          420          446          362          390                    1,618
Excess Appropriation...............          142          117          104           76                     439
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Fiscal year 2013 figures do not include amounts associated with Hurricane Sandy. The Committee provided
  $32,000,000 consistent with the administration's request. Amtrak's actual loss was $50,000,000

    Although the Northeast Corridor is profitable, the 
federally mandated services such as long-distance and state-
supported routes sustain large losses that cannot be overcome 
by Amtrak's profitable services. The table below reflects the 
profitability, or lack thereof, of Amtrak's lines of 
businesses.

                                   Amtrak's Profit/(Loss) By Line of Business
                                                 FY 2011-FY 2014
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                         FY 2013       FY 2014
                     Line of Business                        FY 2011      FY 2012     (Forecast)\1\   (Forecast)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Northeast Corridor.......................................          255          283            365           308
State Corridors..........................................        (148)        (156)          (150)          (73)
Long Distance Routes.....................................        (554)        (558)          (606)         (610)
National Assets..........................................            1           69           (49)             2
    Total Profit/Loss....................................        (446)        (362)          (440)        (373)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\The fiscal year 2013 figures include Hurricane Sandy impacts, which resulting in an operating loss of
  $50,000,000. Amtrak's operating loss excluding losses associated with Hurricane Sandy equate to $390,000,000.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $350,000,000 for operating grants 
for Amtrak, which is $116,000,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and $350,000,000 above the budget request. The 
Committee determined the level by adjusting the projected 
fiscal year 2013 loss for operating losses associated with 
Hurricane Sandy and for proceeds associated with section 209 
state supported routes.
    The Committee includes bill language allowing the Secretary 
to retain up to one-half of one percent for FRA to implement 
Amtrak Operating Grants as authorized by section 103 of the 
Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act (PRIIA). FRA 
requires such funds to oversee the operating grants to Amtrak, 
to ensure prudent use of federal funds and to foster 
transparency.
    Operating Subsidy Budget Estimates.--As noted above, the 
administration has consistently requested about one-third more 
in operating subsidy than its actual operating losses. The 
Committee relies on good estimates to allocate its limited 
resources among the entire discretionary budget. The Committee 
directs FRA to submit a report to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations by January 25, 2014 detailing 
improvements it will make in its budget estimating process. The 
report shall include a list of operating line items and their 
associated budget request compared to the actual need for the 
prior two fiscal years. For each item that exceeded estimates 
by 10 percent or more, the report shall detail reasons for the 
delta, and efforts the administration will undertake to improve 
the estimates.
    Section 209.--Enacted October 16, 2008, PRIIA (Section 209) 
directed the states and Amtrak to ``develop and implement a 
single, nationwide standardized methodology for establishing 
and allocating the operating and capital costs among the States 
and Amtrak'' for trains that operate on corridors of 750 miles 
or less. Section 209 will allocate a proportionate set of costs 
that reflect the routes' relative use while ensuring that 
Amtrak treats all states equally. Although the states and 
Amtrak worked cooperatively and developed a plan to implement 
this initiative, the administration's budget proposes to delay 
the execution of section 209, and instead, shift the funding 
burden to the Federal government. Despite this, Amtrak intends 
to implement section 209 in fiscal year 2014 consistent with 
law, and forecasts it will receive $85,000,000 from states to 
offset state corridor losses. The Committee supports Amtrak's 
decision to follow the law and implement section 209 in fiscal 
year 2014.
    Food, Beverage and First Class Services.--Amtrak 
consistently incurs a loss on its food and beverage and first 
class service. As the table below demonstrates, Amtrak's loss 
totaled $313,000,000 from fiscal years 2010 through 2013 
(forecast). In fiscal year 2013, Amtrak estimates that expenses 
will exceed revenue by nearly $75,000,000, reflecting a cost 
recovery of only 64 percent.

          Amtrak's Food and Beverage Losses and Cost Recovery


                                                FY 2009--FY 2012
                                                   In millions
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Total FY
                                                   FY 2010      FY 2011      FY 2012      FY 2013      2010- FY
                                                                                         (forecast)      2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total Revenue..................................       $109.3       $121.5       $132.9       $133.5       $497.2
Total Expenses.................................        191.7        206.0        204.9        208.3        810.9
Loss...........................................       (82.4)       (84.6)       (72.0)       (74.9)      (313.9)
Cost Recovery..................................          57%          59%          65%          64%          61%
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The majority of these losses are attributable to long 
distance routes and labor costs. While Amtrak has made progress 
at reducing commissary and support costs, labor costs have 
increased mainly due to wage increases. Currently, the average 
salary of an on-board service attendant is between $24.11 and 
$27.09 per hour. This is more than twice the average salary of 
a transportation attendant across various transportation 
modes\1\, and over 20% higher than the average salary of a 
flight attendant.\2\ Further, in Amtrak's last negotiated labor 
agreement in 2010, on-board service attendants were guaranteed 
a 3% wage increase per year until 2014.
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    \1\According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Mean Hourly 
Wage of Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants is $11.64. 
People working in this field provide services to ensure the safety and 
comfort of passengers aboard ships, buses, trains, or within the 
station or terminal. They perform duties such as greeting passengers, 
explaining the use of safety equipment, serving meals or beverages, and 
answering questions related to travel. This definition excludes 
``Baggage Porters and Bellhops''
    \2\According to Amtrak Financials and BLS data.
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    The Committee is concerned that the taxpayer is footing the 
bill for Amtrak's consistently unprofitable food, beverage and 
first class service. The Committee directs Amtrak to create 
performance metrics in its next five year financial plan to 
reduce costs in food service, especially in labor costs and 
commissary and support costs.
    Further, the Committee directs the Amtrak Inspector General 
(IG) to submit an analysis of the cost of providing food 
service. The IG should conduct a comprehensive cost comparison 
of current services versus the alternative of Amtrak 
contracting out these services. This cost comparison should 
include the total cost of potential buy-outs of current 
employees. Further, the IG should submit an analysis of which 
positions in food service can be contracted out and which 
positions cannot. This analysis and report shall be provided to 
the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations by November 
1, 2014.
    Amtrak Overtime.--The Committee commends Amtrak for making 
progress in reducing overtime expenses. Overtime expenses 
decreased from $209,091,000 in calender year 2010 to 
$162,461,000 in calender year 2012, a reduction of 22 percent. 
In addition, Amtrak contained the number of employees that 
exceed $35,000 in overtime payments to 703 in 2012, a reduction 
of 585 people from 2010. The fiscal year 2013 overtime 
increases are attributable to additional safety and other work 
resulting from Hurricane Sandy.

                                                 Amtrak Overtime
                                                 CY 2010-CY 2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                    CY 2013
                                           CY 2010            CY 2011            CY 2012           (forecast)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Number of Employees with Overtime                 1,288              1,123                703              1,141
 Exceeding $35,000..................
    Total Overtime Wages............       $209,091,000       $200,781,000       $162,461,000       $180,866,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    To ensure the Corporation continues to make progress on 
managing its personnel and focusing on overtime reduction, the 
Committee includes bill language consistent with prior years, 
directing Amtrak's President to approve all overtime for 
employees that exceed $35,000 per year, and provide that 
information to the Committee.
    Reduced price fares.--The bill continues a provision that 
prohibits funding on routes where Amtrak is offering 50 percent 
or more off the normal, peak fare.

  CAPITAL AND DEBT SERVICE GRANTS TO THE NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER 
                              CORPORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $952,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014\2\...................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       600,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -352,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
\2\FRA's budget request for Amtrak assumed a new structure for the
  Corporation. It requested $2,700,000,000 for the Current Passenger
  Rail account, which includes both operating and capital funds for
  Amtrak. According to FRA, the amount it requested for capital equates
  to $2,150,000,000.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $600,000,000 for capital grants, 
debt service and compliance with the Americans with 
Disabilities Act. The Committee's recommendation is 
$352,000,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 2013.
    Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory 
Commission.--The Committee recommends up to $3,000,000, instead 
of up to one half of one percent of the funds provided under 
this heading, as enacted in fiscal year 2013. The Committee 
directs the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations 
Advisory Commission to submit its fiscal year 2015 budget 
request to the Appropriations Committees in a similar format 
and substance as those submitted by other executive agencies of 
the federal government.
    Rolling stock acquisitions.--The Committee encourages 
Amtrak to apply to the Department of Transportation for a 
Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing loan to 
finance its Acela cars for the Northeast Corridor. Amtrak 
estimates the cars to cost $200,000,000. The Committee notes 
that the RRIF program was created to fund this type of 
investment and it is the view of the Committee that Amtrak 
would be eligible to receive credit assistance under RRIF.
    Chief Financial Officer.--The Committee understands that 
Amtrak has hired a firm to assist it in its search for a chief 
financial officer (CFO). The Committee encourages Amtrak to 
hire a CFO that has Federal budget experience and is familiar 
with the appropriations process that is critical to Amtrak's 
capital and operating program.

                 CURRENT PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................  \1\$2,700,000,00
                                                                       0
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -2,700,000,000

\1\The administration requested $2,700,000,000 in mandatory spending
  from the Highway Trust Fund for a new rail service improvement
  program, which includes both capital and operating grants.

    In fiscal year 2014, the FRA budget documents include a new 
Current Passenger Rail Service Program that replaces the 
National Passenger Rail program. The Committee has not received 
a formal legislative proposal for such a program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Current 
Passenger Rail Service Program in fiscal year 2014. The 
recommendation is the same as the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level, and $3,660,000,000 below the budget request.

                 NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

                              (RESCISSION)




Rescission, fiscal year 2013..........................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       -$4,419,000
Bill compared with:
    Rescission, fiscal year 2013......................        -4,419,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -4,419,000


    The Committee recommends the permanent rescission of 
$4,419,000 previously appropriated.

                    NEXT GENERATION HIGH SPEED RAIL

                              (RESCISSION)




Rescission, fiscal year 2013..........................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................       -$1,973,000
Bill compared with:
    Rescission, fiscal year 2013......................        -1,973,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -1,973,000


    The Committee recommends the permanent rescission of 
$1,973,000 previously appropriated.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION

    Section 150. The Committee retains a provision that ceases 
the availability of Amtrak funds if a railroad contracts for 
services outside the United States for any service performed by 
a full-time or part-time Amtrak employee as of July 1, 2006.
    Section 151. The Committee retains a provision, which 
allows FRA to receive and use cash or spare parts to repair and 
replace damaged automated track inspection cars and equipment 
in connection with the automated track inspection program.
    Section 152. The Committee continues a provision which 
authorizes the Secretary to allow issuers of any preferred 
stock to redeem or repurchase such stock sold to the 
Department.
    Section 153. The Committee continues a provision that 
limits overtime to $35,000 per employee, allows Amtrak's 
president to waive this restriction for specific employees for 
safety or operational efficiency reasons, and requires 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations within 30 days of granting such waivers.

                     Federal Transit Administration

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was established as 
a component of the Department of Transportation on July 1, 
1968, when most of the functions and programs under the Federal 
Transit Act (78 Stat. 302; 49 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) were 
transferred from the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development. Known as the Urban Mass Transportation 
Administration until enactment of the Intermodal Surface 
Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, the Federal Transit 
Administration administers federal financial assistance 
programs for planning, developing, and improving comprehensive 
mass transportation systems in both urban and non-urban areas.
    The most recent authorization for the programs under the 
Federal Transit Administration is contained in the Moving Ahead 
for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) (P.L. 112-141). 
During the authorization period provided under, the annual 
Appropriations Acts included annual limitations on obligations 
for the transit formula grants programs, and direct 
appropriations of budget authority from the General Fund of the 
Treasury for the FTA's administrative expenses, research 
programs, and capital investment grants. The transit programs 
authorized under MAP-21 expire on September 30, 2014.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $102,713,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       109,888,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       102,713,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -7,175,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $102,713,000 for FTA's 
administrative expenses, the same as the fiscal year 2013 
level, and a decrease of $7,175,000 below the budget request. 
Of the funds provided, up to $3,000,000 is for authorized 
safety activities and not less than $1,000,000 is for asset 
management activities. These funds, when adjusting for a lack 
of sequester cuts, plus the administration funds provided in 
the Sandy Supplemental, should be more than sufficient for the 
day-to-day operations of the agency.
    Operating Plans.--The Committee reiterates its direction 
from previous years which requires the FTA's operating plan to 
include a specific allocation of administrative expenses 
resources. The operating plan should include a delineation of 
full time equivalent employees, for the following offices: 
Office of the Administrator; Office of Administration; Office 
of Chief Counsel; Office of Communications and Congressional 
Affairs; Office of Program Management; Office of Budget and 
Policy; Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation; 
Office of Civil Rights; Office of Planning and Environment; and 
Regional Offices plus the new safety office. Further, the 
operating plan must include any new programs or changes to the 
budget request, including new grant programs. In addition, the 
Committee directs the FTA to notify the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations at least thirty days in advance of 
any change that results in an increase or decrease of more than 
five percent from the initial operating plan submitted to the 
Committees for fiscal year 2014.
    Budget Justifications and Annual New Starts Report.--The 
Committee also continues the direction to FTA to submit future 
budget justifications in a format consistent with the 
instruction provided in House Report 109-153. FTA is free to 
submit a budget in alternate formats, but must also include the 
information required by the Committee. The Committee has again 
included bill language requiring FTA to submit the annual New 
Starts report with the initial submission of the budget request 
due in February, 2014.
    Transit Security.--The Committee continues bill language 
prohibiting FTA from creating a permanent office of transit 
security. The Committee's position remains that the Department 
of Homeland Security is the lead agency on transportation 
security and has overall responsibility among all modes of 
transportation, including rail and transit lines.
    Full Funding Grant Agreements (FFGAs).--TEA-21 required 
that the FTA notify the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations as well as the House Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Banking sixty 
days before executing a full funding grant agreement. In its 
notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations, the Committee directs the FTA to include the 
following: (1) a copy of the proposed full funding grant 
agreement; (2) the total and annual federal appropriations 
required for that project; (3) yearly and total federal 
appropriations that can be reasonably planned or anticipated 
for future FFGAs for each fiscal year through 2016; (4) a 
detailed analysis of annual commitments for current and 
anticipated FFGAs against the program authorization; (5) an 
evaluation of whether the alternatives analysis made by the 
applicant fully assessed all viable alternatives; (6) a 
financial analysis of the project's cost and sponsor's ability 
to finance the project, which shall be conducted by an 
independent examiner and which shall include an assessment of 
the capital cost estimate and the finance plan; (7) the source 
and security of all public- and private-sector financial 
instruments; (8) the project's operating plan, which enumerates 
the project's future revenue and ridership forecasts; and (9) a 
listing of all planned contingencies and possible risks 
associated with the project.
    The Committee continues the direction to FTA to inform the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations in writing thirty 
days before approving schedule, scope, or budget changes to any 
full funding grant agreement. Correspondence relating to 
changes shall include any budget revisions or program changes 
that materially alter the project as originally stipulated in 
the full funding grant agreement, including any proposed change 
in rail car procurements.
    In addition, the Committee directs FTA to continue 
reporting monthly to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations on the status of each project with a full 
funding grant agreement or that is within two years of a full 
funding grant agreement. Considering the scale of the proposed 
projects, the changes to the program in MAP-21, and the massive 
growth in this account, the Committee finds monthly oversight 
reports particularly useful.

                         TRANSIT FORMULA GRANTS

                  (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORITY)

                      (LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS)

                          (HIGHWAY TRUST FUND)

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                                         Liquidation of
                                            contract      Limitation on
                                         authorization     obligations
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Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......   $9,400,000,000   $8,400,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......    9,500,000,000    8,595,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............    9,500,000,000    8,595,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...     +100,000,000     +195,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..            - - -            - - -
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    MAP-21 provided contract authority for the transit formula 
grant programs from the mass transit account of the highway 
trust fund. These programs include: urbanized area formula, 
state safety oversight program, state of good repair grants, 
formula grants for rural areas, growing states and high density 
states, mobility for seniors and persons with disabilities, bus 
and bus facility formula grants, the bus testing facility, 
planning programs, transit oriented development, National 
Transit Institute, and the National Transit Database. The 
Appropriations Act sets an annual obligation limitation for 
such authority. This account is the only FTA account funded 
from the highway trust fund.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an obligation limitation of 
$8,595,000,000 for the formula programs and activities which is 
the same as the budget request and $195,000,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The Committee's recommendation 
also includes $9,500,000,000 in liquidating funds.
    The Committee notes that a number of localities are 
negatively impacted by changes in the Transit Formula Program 
brought about through MAP-21. Funding available for bus 
replacement, purchase, and rehabilitation is significantly 
reduced from prior years, seriously impacting transit entities 
in medium and smaller-sized cities and in regions and states 
that have older bus fleets. These states and regions make 
significant contributions to the balances of the Mass Transit 
Account and the Highway Trust Fund, and they should see a more 
commensurate return on their contribution. The Committee 
directs FTA to study the impact of this formula change, and 
report on the differences between funding levels and 
percentages of overall formula funding by state, and provide 
suggestions on alternative distribution methodologies that can 
constructively address this MAP-21 shortcoming.

             PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY RELIEF PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       $25,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -25,000,000


    MAP-21 authorized a new program to provide funds to transit 
agencies after disaster events to restore service. Both capital 
and operating costs are eligible, however, this program does 
not replace the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) 
capital assistance program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation does not include funds for 
this new account. First and foremost, the Committee will make 
funding determinations for emergency funds on a case-by-case 
basis and is not willing to spend $25,000,000 to sit in FTA's 
Treasury account. Second, the Committee provided 
$10,900,000,000 for this account after the Sandy storm hit the 
Northeast, and the Committee prefers to evaluate the methods, 
oversight and effectiveness of how this money, and this program 
is administered before committing new funds in 2014. The 
Committee, particularly the THUD Subcommittee and the Homeland 
Security Subcommittee, question the memorandum of agreement 
(MOA) signed by FEMA and FTA as the MOA doesn't clearly 
delineate the costs and responsibilities assigned to each 
agency. Further, if the FTA program does not replace FEMA's 
program, the Committee can't help but wonder if this program is 
duplicative in nature and unnecessary.

      RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, DEMONSTRATION, AND DEPLOYMENT PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       $30,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +20,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -10,000,000


    MAP-21 authorizes FTA to conduct research activities that 
improve the safety, reliability, efficiency, and sustainability 
of public transportation by investing in the development, 
testing, and deployment of innovative technologies, materials 
and processes. FTA is also authorized to award grants to 
demonstrate and deploy new technologies that promote clean 
energy and improve air quality with low-emission or no-emission 
vehicles.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for transit research 
and development, $10,000,000 below the budget request. Prior to 
MAP-21, FTA had one main research account most recently funded 
at $44,000,000 in fiscal year 2013. MAP-21 broke out many of 
the activities into four different accounts.
    Consistent with the direction that was provided in previous 
years, the Committee requires FTA to report by May 15, 2014, on 
all FTA-sponsored research projects from fiscal year 2013 and 
2014. For each project, the report should include information 
on the national relevance of the research, relevance to the 
transit industry and community, expected final product and 
delivery date, sources of non-FTA funding committed to the 
project or research institute, and FTA funding history.
    Emerging transit technologies.--The Committee acknowledges 
there are efforts to research and develop automated personal 
rapid transit systems and zero emission buses that can serve as 
an alternative to travel by car or traditional light or heavy 
rail. These technologies are emerging in Europe and Asia as the 
result of significant government sponsored investment. The 
Committee encourages FTA to explore efforts to demonstrate the 
proof of concept of the next generation of hardware and vehicle 
control systems for automated personal rapid transit technology 
as authorized by 49 U.S.C. 5312. In addition, the Committee 
supports FTA's efforts to develop, demonstrate and 
commercialize advanced transportation technologies, 
particularly zero emission bus technologies and alternative 
fuels to achieve energy efficiency and create jobs through 
eventual commercial production.

                      TRANSIT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        $7,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +4,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -3,000,000


    MAP-21 authorizes FTA to provide funds to the National 
Academy of Sciences to conduct investigative research on 
subjects related to public transportation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 for transit cooperative 
research, $3,000,000 below the budget request. Prior to MAP-21, 
FTA had one main research account most recently funded at 
$44,000,000 in fiscal year 2013. MAP-21 broke out many of the 
activities into four different accounts.
    Similar to the other research accounts, the Committee 
requires FTA to report by May 15, 2014, on all FTA-sponsored 
research projects from fiscal year 2013 and 2014 at the 
National Academy of Sciences. For each project, the report 
should include information on the national relevance of the 
research, relevance to the transit industry and community, 
expected final product and delivery date, sources of non-FTA 
funding committed to the project or research institute, and FTA 
funding history.

             TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        $7,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +4,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -3,000,000


    MAP-21 authorizes FTA to provide technical assistance to 
the public transportation industry and to develop standards for 
transit service provision, with an emphasis on improving access 
for all individuals and transportation equity.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 for technical 
assistance and standards development, $3,000,000 below the 
budget request. Prior to MAP-21, FTA had one main research 
account most recently funded at $44,000,000 in fiscal year 
2013. MAP-21 broke out many of the activities into four 
different accounts.
    The Committee recognizes the continuing need for a strong 
technical assistance, education, and research program on the 
mobility needs of people with disabilities and older adults. 
The Committee strongly supports ongoing partnerships with 
organizations that have experience and a successful track 
record in providing technical assistance for these special 
needs populations.
    Public transportation options for seniors.--The Committee 
encourages FTA to explore improvements for the transportation 
options for seniors, including public transportation options 
where available, but also including software programs that 
leverage unused private transportation capacity to promote 
transportation for seniors in small and rural communities. 
Through increased attention to these multiple options for 
private senior transport, the FTA can improve highway safety 
and the quality of life for seniors nationwide.

                      HUMAN RESOURCES AND TRAINING




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        $5,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -3,000,000


    MAP-21 authorizes FTA to carry out human resource and 
training activities and to establish a competitive workforce 
development grant program, with the goal of improving the skill 
and capability of the transit industry workforce to operate 
increasingly complex transit vehicles and fixed guideway 
systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $2,000,000 for human resources and 
training, $3,000,000 below the budget request. Prior to MAP-21, 
FTA had one main research account most recently funded at 
$44,000,000 in fiscal year 2013. MAP-21 broke out many of the 
activities into four different accounts.

                       CAPITAL INVESTMENT GRANTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $1,955,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     1,981,472,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,815,655,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -139,345,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -165,817,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Grants for capital investment to rail or other fixed 
guideway transit systems are awarded to public bodies and 
agencies (transit authorities and other state and local public 
bodies and agencies thereof) including states, municipalities, 
other political subdivisions of states; public agencies and 
instrumentalities of one or more states; and certain public 
corporations, boards and commissions under state law.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,815,655,000 for capital 
investment grants which is $139,345,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and $165,817,000 below the budget request. 
The administration proposed to use $151,388,000 in prior year 
unused transit funds for 2014 projects bring the request to 
$2,132,860,000.
    Within the amount provided, the Committee includes a total 
of $17,977,000, or approximately one percent, for oversight 
activities related to the investments in this account.
    The fiscal year 2014 recommendation provides $1,684,756,000 
for all current and on-going full funding grant agreements as 
requested in the budget. In addition, $25,086,000 is provided 
for two existing small start projects, and $87,836,000 is 
provided for small start projects new in fiscal year 2014 as 
requested. No funds are provided for new full funding grant 
agreements, and no funds are provided for the new core capacity 
program.
    The Committee assumes funding for the following projects 
that were included in the fiscal year 2014 budget request:


                                                         FY 2014 Funding

Signed FFGAs..........................................
Dallas Northwest Southeast LRT, TX....................        $8,727,000
New York East Side Access, NY.........................       215,000,000
New York Second Ave Subway, NY........................        14,640,000
Seattle University Link, WA...........................       110,000,000
Dulles Extension to Wiehle Ave, VA....................        96,000,000
Central Corridor LRT, MN..............................        98,444,000
Hartford New Britain Busway, CT.......................        58,716,000
Central Florida Commuter Rail, FL.....................         4,195,000
RTD Eagle Denver, CO..................................       150,000,000
South Sacramento Corridor Phase 2, CA.................         2,506,000
Third Street Light Rail Phase 2--Central, CA..........       150,000,000
Silicon Valley Barryessa Extension, CA................       150,000,000
Honolulu, HI..........................................       250,000,000
Charlotte Lynx Blue Line NE, NC.......................       100,000,000
Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail, OR.....................       100,000,000
Houston North Corridor, TX............................        88,264,000
Houston Southeast Corridor, TX........................        88,264,000
Small Starts..........................................
Central Mesa LRT, AZ..................................       $20,617,000
Silver Line BRT, MI...................................         4,469,000
Fresno Area Blackstone/Kings BRT, CA..................        10,000,000
JTA BRT North Corridor, FL............................        19,075,000
JTA BRT Southeast Corridor, FL........................        19,101,000
West Eugene EmX Extension, OR.........................        24,423,000
Dyer Corridor BRT, TX.................................        15,237,000


    For years, the Committee has directed FTA to better manage 
the new starts account and the pipeline of projects so as not 
to create an unrealistic funding requirement for existing 
FFGAs. However, this budget proposal is really quite 
duplicitous. FTA proposed to fund two new projects in the Los 
Angeles area that were anticipated to reach FFGA in September 
2013 (one of which is now being re-evaluated), and one project 
in Washington State slated for an FFGA in May 2014. What the 
budget doesn't relay is that two other projects--one in 
Massachusetts and one in Florida, would actually reach their 
FFGA milestones prior to the Washington State project, yet the 
Florida and the Massachusetts projects were not selected for 
funding. FTA instead proposed to leap frog one project over two 
others. And because of the earmark rules, this Committee would 
be powerless to direct funds to the projects that reach their 
FFGA milestone first because the President did not include 
those projects in his request. Yes, the Committee directed FTA 
to give a closer look at the projects moving through the grant 
pipeline and be more selective on which projects receive 
Federal dollars. Picking and choosing favorites was not the 
intention.
    The Committee continues to direct FTA to only further 
projects to a full funding grant agreement if the project 
requires a less than 60 percent new starts share and rates 
medium high or high in the categories related to finance and 
reducing congestion.
    A number of medium-sized cities have contacted the 
Committee expressing concern about the changes to the New 
Starts Program in MAP-21 related to the cost-effectiveness 
ratings and boarding requirements. Recent guidance penalizes a 
number of cost-effective bus projects in these medium-sized 
cities through revised, but out-of-reach rider thresholds. The 
new threshold requirments effectively block funding 
opportunities for corridor-based bus projects in these markets. 
At a time when FTA professes to encourage the broader use of 
public transit in all cities, this recent guidance has the 
potential to block transit development in less dense, but 
growing regions of the country.

             WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $150,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       150,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       125,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -25,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -25,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Section 601 of Division B of the Passenger Rail Investment 
and Improvement Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-432) authorized 
$1.5 billion over a ten-year period for preventive maintenance 
and capital grants for the Washington Metropolitan Area 
Transportation Authority (WMATA). The law requires that the 
federal funds be matched dollar-for-dollar by Virginia, 
Maryland and the District of Columbia in equal proportions. The 
compact required under the law has been established and 
Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia have all 
committed to providing $50 million each in local matching 
funds.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $125,000,000 for 
preventive maintenance and capital grants for WMATA, which is 
$25,000,000 less than both the budget request and the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level. The Committee directs WMATA to 
continue addressing the safety issues within the agency, 
specifically, those identified by the National Transportation 
Safety Board (NTSB). Further, the Committee directs WMATA to 
continue with its capital improvement plans and not defer 
capital and safety investments in order to offset operating 
costs.

       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS OF FUNDS)

    Section 160. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts previously made transit obligations from limitations on 
obligations.
    Section 161. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows funds appropriated for capital investment grants and bus 
and bus facilities not obligated by September 30, 2015, plus 
other recoveries to be available for other projects under 49 
U.S.C. 5309.
    Section 162. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows for the transfer of prior year appropriations from older 
accounts to be merged into new accounts with similar, current 
activities.
    Section 163. The Committee includes a provision that 
rescinds a total of $151,338,000 from unobligated prior year 
funds.
    Section 164. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits the Secretary to consider significant private 
contributions when calculating the non-Federal share of new 
starts projects.
    Section 165. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits a full funding grant agreement for a project with a 
new starts share greater than 50%.
    Section 166. The Committee includes a provision regarding a 
certain fixed guideway project in Houston, Texas.

             Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation


                       OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE

                    (HARBOR MAINTENANCE TRUST FUND)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $32,259,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        32,855,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,582,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,677,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -2,273,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Great Lakes Saint Lawrence Seaway System, located 
between Montreal and Lake Erie, is a binational, 15-lock system 
jointly operated by the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development 
Corporation (SLSDC) and its Canadian counterpart, the Canadian 
St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation. The SLSDC was 
established by the St. Lawrence Seaway Act of 1954 and is a 
wholly owned government corporation and an operating 
administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). 
The SLSDC is charged with operating and maintaining the U.S. 
portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway. This responsibility 
includes the two U.S. locks in Massena, New York, vessel 
traffic control in portions of the St. Lawrence River and Lake 
Ontario, and trade development functions to enhance the 
utilization of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
    The Water Resources Development Act of 1986 authorized the 
Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund as a source of appropriations for 
SLSDC operations and maintenance. Additionally, the SLSDC 
generates non-federal revenues which can then be used for 
operations and maintenance.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$30,582,000 to fund the operations, maintenance, and capital 
asset renewal needs of the SLSDC. This funding level is 
$1,677,000 lower than the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and 
$2,273,000 lower than the 2014 budget request. The Committee 
continues the requirement that the SLSDC provides semiannual 
reports consistent with the requirements stated in the 
Explanatory Statement of the Department of Transportation 
Appropriations Act of 2009.

                        Maritime Administration

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

                       MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $174,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       208,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       174,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -34,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The purpose of the Maritime Security Program (MSP) is to 
maintain and preserve a U.S. flag merchant fleet to serve the 
national security needs of the United States. The MSP provides 
direct payments to U.S. flagship operators engaged in U.S.-
foreign trade. Participating operators are required to keep the 
vessels in active commercial service and are required to 
provide intermodal sealift support to the Department of Defense 
in times of war or national emergency.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $174,000,000 for this account, the 
same as the fiscal year 2013 funding level and $34,000,000 
below the request. This recommendation provides funding 
directly to MARAD and assumes that MARAD will continue to 
administer the program with support and consultation from the 
Department of Defense. Funds are available until expended. The 
Committee does not provide the $25,000,000 requested for new 
payments to shippers since the Committee has not adopted 
changes to the food aid program.

                        OPERATIONS AND TRAINING




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $156,258,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       152,168,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       143,768,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -12,490,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -8,400,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The operations and training account provides funding for 
headquarters and field offices to administer and direct MARAD 
operations and programs. The account also provides funding for 
the operation of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and financial 
assistance to the six state maritime academies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $143,768,000 for MARAD operations 
and training expenses, $12,490,000 less than the fiscal year 
2013 funding level and $8,400,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
budget request.
    MARAD Operations.--Of the funds provided, $45,000,000 is 
for headquarters and regional office operations, and maritime 
program expenses. This proposal reflects a reduction of 
$1,199,000 from the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$2,000,000 below the request. The Committee notes that MARAD 
provided little to no justification for the headquarters budget 
request in the budget documents. The Committee continues the 
reporting requirement that MARAD submit information on the 
number of vacancies at MARAD headquarters and regional offices, 
and the duties associated with each vacancy concurrent with the 
fiscal year 2014 budget submission.
    National Maritime Heritage Grants.--The Committee is 
concerned with delays in the administration of the National 
Maritime Heritage Grants Program as authorized under P.L. 103-
451, and encourages the Maritime Administration to place 
priority on the prompt implementation of this grant program.
    Short-sea shipping innovations.--The Committee acknowledges 
the potential for cost savings and increased economic 
efficiency through the use of short-sea shipping, and 
appreciates the attention MARAD has focused on the concept in 
recent years. The Committee encourages MARAD to continue 
devoting resources to the development of innovative solutions, 
such as proposed designs for an articulated tug-barge, that 
could enable companies to use short-sea shipping routes to 
reach both new and old markets at substantially lower costs 
than traditional overland shipping routes.
    N.S. Savannah.--The Committee does not adopt the proposal 
to fund the N.S. Savannah under this account and will instead 
fund these activities under the ship disposal account.
    United States Merchant Marine Academy.--The U.S. Merchant 
Marine Academy (the Academy or USMMA) provides educational 
programs for men and women to become shipboard officers and 
leaders in the maritime industry. The Committee continues to 
include language requiring all funding for the Academy go 
directly to the Secretary, and that 50 percent of the funding 
will not be available until MARAD submits a plan detailing how 
the funding will be spent. The Committee's funding 
recommendation includes a total of $79,268,000 in fiscal year 
2014 for the USMMA, of which up to $67,268,000 is for Academy 
operations and not less than $12,000,000 is for capital 
improvements.
    State Maritime Academies.--The Committee recommends 
$17,500,000 for the state maritime academies. Of the funds 
provided, $3,600,000 is for direct payments, $2,400,000 is for 
student payments, and $11,500,000 is for schoolship maintenance 
and repair.

                             SHIP DISPOSAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $5,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         2,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +2,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    MARAD serves as the federal government's disposal agent for 
government-owned merchant vessels weighing 1,500 gross tons or 
more. The ship disposal program provides resources to dispose 
of obsolete merchant-type vessels in the National Defense 
Reserve Fleet (NDRF). The Maritime Administration was required 
by Public Law 106-398 to dispose of its obsolete inventory by 
the end of 2006. These vessels pose a significant environmental 
threat due to the presence of hazardous substances such as 
asbestos and solid and liquid polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). 
As reported in the fiscal year 2014 budget documents, MARAD has 
custody of approximately 35 obsolete vessels that are not yet 
under contract for disposal, a reduction of 14 ships from the 
49 reported in the 2013 budget. The obsolete ships are located 
at the James River Reserve Fleet site in Virginia (10 ships--a 
reduction of 4 from the prior year), the Suisun Bay Reserve 
Fleet (SBRF) site in California (17 ships--a reduction of 10 
from the prior year), and the Beaumont Reserve Fleet site in 
Texas (5 ships--3 less than the prior year). MARAD anticipates 
removing another 6 ships from the SBRF during fiscal year 2014.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 for this account, 
$1,500,000 below the fiscal year 2013 funding level and 
$2,000,000 over the budget request. Funds are available until 
expended.
    The Committee rejects the budget proposal to move funds for 
the maintenance and safeguarding of the Nuclear Ship Savannah 
to the operations and training account and has provided 
$2,000,000 for these activities under this heading. The 
proposal to move to operations and training sends the signal 
that MARAD is not actively working toward disposing of this 
ship. The Committee encourages MARAD and the Administration to 
make funds available for disposal in the next budget as the 
costs associated with these activities only multiply year after 
year, and the deadline is looming.
    The remaining funds are for ship disposal activities. The 
Committee notes MARAD has successfully put a number of ships 
out for sale rather than contracting for disposal, thus saving 
the taxpayer millions. The fiscal year 2014 proposed funding 
level reflects the Committee's confidence that MARAD can 
continue moving a significant number of ships out of the NDRF 
by sales rather than by contract.

              MARITIME GUARANTEED LOAN (TITLE XI) PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $3,740,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         2,655,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         2,655,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,085,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Maritime Guaranteed Loan Program, as provided for by 
Title XI of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, provides for 
guaranteed loans for purchasers of ships from the U.S. 
shipbuilding industry and for modernization of U.S. shipyards. 
Funds for administrative expenses for the Title XI program are 
appropriated to this account, and then paid to operations and 
training to be obligated and expended.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the budget request of $2,655,000 
for the Maritime Guaranteed Loan (Title XI) Program, $1,085,000 
below the amount provided in fiscal year 2013.

           ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--MARITIME ADMINISTRATION

    Section 170. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Maritime Administration to furnish utilities and 
services and make repairs to any lease, contract, or occupancy 
involving government property under the control of MARAD and 
rental payments shall be paid into the Treasury as 
miscellaneous receipts.
    Section 171. The Committee continues a provision regarding 
MARAD ship disposal.

         Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
(PHMSA) administers nationwide safety programs designed to 
protect the public and the environment from risks inherent in 
the commercial transportation of hazardous materials by 
pipeline, air, rail, vessel, and highway. Many of these 
materials are essential to the national economy. The agency's 
highest priority is safety, and it uses safety management 
principles and security assessments to promote the safe 
transport of hazardous materials and the security of the 
nation's pipelines.

                          OPERATIONAL EXPENSES

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $21,360,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        21,654,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,167,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -193,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -487,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation finances the operational support costs 
for PHMSA, including agency-wide functions of administration, 
management, policy development, legal counsel, budget, 
financial management, civil rights, human resources, 
acquisition services, information technology, and governmental 
and public affairs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,167,000 for PHMSA operational 
expenses, of which $639,000 shall be derived from the Pipeline 
Safety Fund. This is $193,000 below fiscal year 2013, and 
$487,000 below the budget request. The Committee includes bill 
language directing PHMSA to transfer $1,000,000 to the pipeline 
safety program to fund pipeline information grants to 
communities.

                       HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY




Appriation, fiscal year 2013\1\.......................       $42,338,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        45,801,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        42,762,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          +424,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -3,039,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The hazardous materials safety program advances the safe 
and secure transport of hazardous materials (hazmat) in 
commerce by air, truck, railroad and vessel. PHMSA evaluates 
hazmat safety risks, develops and enforces regulations for 
transporting hazmat, educates shippers and carriers, 
investigates hazmat incidents and failures, conducts research, 
and provides grants to improve emergency response to 
transportation incidents involving hazmat.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $42,762,000, to continue the 
Agency's hazardous materials safety program, which is $424,000 
above fiscal year 2013 and $3,039,000 below the budget request. 
This amount reflects the maximum authorized funding level. The 
Committee recommends $1,725,000 of the total to remain 
available for three years for long-term research and 
development contracts.
    Special Permits and Approvals Fee Proposal.--The Committee 
does not include the request for a new fee on the processing 
and enforcing of special permits and approvals. Additional fees 
within this account should be considered in the context of 
authorizing legislation originating in the committees of 
jurisdiction.

                            PIPELINE SAFETY

                         (PIPELINE SAFETY FUND)

                    (OIL SPILL LIABILITY TRUST FUND)

                  (PIPELINE SAFETY DESIGN REVIEW FUND)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  (Oil spill
                                                 (Pipeline     liability trust   (Design review       Total
                                                safety fund)        fund)            fund)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\..........      $90,679,000      $18,573,000                      $109,252,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014............      133,000,000       18,573,000       $2,000,000      153,573,000
Recommended in the bill.....................       90,679,000       18,573,000        2,000,000      111,252,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.........            - - -            - - -        2,000,000        2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014........      -42,321,000            - - -            - - -     -42,321,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB ATB.

    PHMSA oversees the safety, security, and environmental 
protection of pipelines through analysis of data, damage 
prevention, education and training, development and enforcement 
of regulations and policies, research and development, grants 
for states pipeline safety programs, and emergency planning and 
response to accidents. The pipeline safety program is 
responsible for a national regulatory program to protect the 
public against the risks to life and property in the 
transportation of natural gas, petroleum and other hazardous 
materials by pipeline.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $111,252,000 to continue pipeline 
safety operations, research and development, and state grants-
in-aid, which is $2,000,000 above fiscal year 2013 and 
$42,321,000 below the budget request. Of the total, $18,573,000 
is from the oil spill liability trust fund, $90,679,000 is from 
the pipeline safety fund, and $2,000,000 is from the pipeline 
safety design review fund. These amounts reflect the maximum 
authorized funding levels.
    The Committee recommends $1,058,000 of the funds provided 
to be used for the one-call State grant program. The Committee 
recommends $52,000,000 of the funds provided to remain 
available until September 30, 2016.
    Pipeline safety design review fund.--The Committee allows 
$2,000,000 in budgetary resources to be derived from fees 
collected by the Pipeline Safety Design Review Fund as 
authorized. If no qualifying projects are initiated in fiscal 
year 2014, then no fees will be collected and these funds will 
not be expended.
    Self-contained breathing apparatus.--The Committee is 
advised that the approval processes for Self Contained 
Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) respirator cylinders by both PHMSA 
and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
may be duplicative and potentially restrictive of competitive 
options. The Committee directs PHMSA to conduct a study within 
one year of enactment on whether these approval processes can 
be made more efficient.
    Pipeline emergencies training.--Given the aging U.S. 
pipeline infrastructure, and the vulnerability of that 
infrastructure to safety and environmental threats posed by the 
condition of the infrastructure, it is critical that those 
individuals charged with responding to pipeline and pipeline-
related emergencies, are properly trained. The Committee urges 
PHMSA take a more active role in promoting ways to deliver such 
training. The Committee directs PHMSA to report to the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committees within 180 days after 
enactment of this Act on its assessment of pipeline emergency 
response training and where improvements can be made.

                     EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANTS

                     (EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUND)

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           (Emergency       (Emergency
                                          preparedness     preparedness
                                             fund)        grant program)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....         $188,000    ($28,318,000)
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......          188,000     (28,318,000)
Recommended in the bill...............          188,000     (28,318,000)
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...            - - -          (- - -)
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..            - - -         (- - -)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act 
of 1990 (Public Law 101-615) requires PHMSA to: (1) develop and 
implement a reimbursable emergency preparedness grant program; 
(2) monitor public sector emergency response training and 
planning and provide technical assistance to states, political 
subdivisions and Indian tribes; and (3) develop and update 
periodically a mandatory training curriculum for emergency 
responders.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $28,318,000 for the emergency 
preparedness grants program, which is the same as fiscal year 
2013 and the budget request. These amounts reflect the maximum 
authorized funding levels.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Inspector General's office was established in 1978 to 
provide an objective and independent organization that would be 
more effective in: (1) preventing and detecting fraud, waste, 
and abuse in departmental programs and operations; and (2) 
providing a means of keeping the Secretary of Transportation 
and the Congress fully and currently informed of problems and 
deficiencies in the administration of such programs and 
operations. According to the authorizing legislation, the 
Inspector General (IG) is to report dually to the Secretary of 
Transportation and to the Congress.




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $79,624,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        85,605,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        79,624,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -5,981,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation provides $79,624,000 for 
fiscal year 2014, which is the same as the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and $5,981,000 below the budget request. The 
Committee continues to highly value the work of the IG in 
oversight of departmental programs and activities.
    Unfair Business Practices.--The bill maintains language 
first enacted in fiscal year 2000 which authorizes the IG to 
investigate allegations of fraud and unfair or deceptive 
practices and unfair methods of competition by air carriers and 
ticket agents.
    Audit Reports.--The Committee requests the IG to continue 
forwarding copies of all audit reports to the Committee 
immediately after they are issued, and to continue to make the 
Committee aware immediately of any review that recommends 
cancellation or modifications to any major acquisition project 
or grant, or which recommends significant budgetary savings. 
The IG is also directed to withhold from public distribution 
for a period of 15 days any final audit or investigative report 
which was requested by the House or Senate Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Oversight of the Metropolitan Washington Airports 
Authority.--The Committee has continuing concerns about the 
lack of oversight of the Metropolitan Washington Airport 
Authority (MWAA). A recent investigation by the DOT Inspector 
General (IG) found a number of cases of questionable sole 
source contracting practices, a lack of ethical disclosure 
requirements for board members, and an overall lack of 
accountability and transparency. In order to improve the 
oversight of MWAA, the Committee recommendation includes a new 
provision that provides the DOT IG with oversight 
responsibilities for MWAA, and requires that MWAA reimburse the 
DOT IG for this new responsibility.
    Houston METRO Finances.--The Committee directs the IG to 
conduct an audit into the financial solvency of Metropolitan 
Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (Houston METRO). As 
part of this audit, the IG should conduct a stress test to 
determine if Houston METRO has adequate finances to pay for the 
construction of new rail lines as well as the operation and 
maintenance of existing rail lines and the operation and 
maintenance of buses.

                      Surface Transportation Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $29,310,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        30,775,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        29,310,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,465,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $29,310,000 
for fiscal year 2014, which is equal to the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and $1,465,000 below the fiscal year 2013 budget 
request. The STB is estimated to collect $1,250,000 in fees 
which will offset the appropriation for a total program cost of 
$28,060,000.

            GENERAL PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Section 180. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
the Department of Transportation (DOT) to use funds for 
aircraft; motor vehicles; liability insurance; uniforms; or 
allowances, as authorized by law.
    Section 181. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
appropriations for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the 
rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this act for salaries and expenses of more 
than 110 political and Presidential appointees in the DOT and 
prohibits political and Presidential personnel from being 
assigned on temporary detail outside the DOT.
    Section 183. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting recipients of funds made available in this Act from 
releasing personal information, including Social Security 
number, medical or disability information, and photographs from 
a driver's license or motor vehicle record, without express 
consent of the person to whom such information pertains; and 
prohibits the withholding of funds provided in this Act for any 
grantee if a state is in noncompliance with this provision.
    Section 184. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds received by the Federal Highway Administration, Federal 
Transit Administration, and the Federal Railroad Administration 
from states, counties, municipalities, other public 
authorities, and private sources to be used for expenses 
incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 185. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used to make a grant unless the 
Secretary of Transportation notifies the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations not less than three full business 
days before any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or 
full funding grant agreement totaling $500,000 or more is 
announced by the Department or its modal administrations, and 
directs the Secretary to give concurrent notification for any 
``quick release'' of funds from the Federal Highway 
Administration's emergency relief program.
    Section 186. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds received from rebates, refunds, and similar sources to be 
credited to appropriations of the DOT.
    Section 187. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
amounts from improper payments to a third party contractor that 
are lawfully recovered by the DOT to be available to cover 
expenses incurred in the recovery of such payments.
    Section 188. The Committee mandates that reprogramming 
actions are to be approved or denied solely by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 189. The Committee caps the amount of fees the 
Surface Transportation Board can charge and collect for late 
complaints filed at the amount authorized for court civil suit 
filing fees.
    Section 190. The Committee includes a provision allowing 
funds to the modal administrations to be obligated to the 
Office of the Secretary for the costs related to assessments or 
reimbursable agreements only when such amounts are for the 
costs of goods and services that are purchased to provide a 
direct benefit to the applicable modal administration or 
administration.
    Section 191. The Committee includes a provision regarding 
agency transit benefits.
    Section 192. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
funds for California High-Speed Rail.
    Section 193. The Committee includes a provision rescinding 
unobligated funds from the MagLev program and providing funds 
instead for rail grade crossings and rail corridor planning.
    Section 194. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
funds for the Surface Transportation Board to take action on a 
high speed rail project in California unless the Board has 
jurisdiction over the entire project and considers the project 
in its entirety.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

                     Management and Administration




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $1,331,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     1,339,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,266,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -65,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -73,100,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Management and Administration provides operating support to 
the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) 
Executive Offices, Administrative Support Offices, and Program 
Offices. Funding under this account supports the salaries and 
expenses of nearly all HUD employees as well as certain non-
personnel expenses critical to carrying out HUD's mission. The 
Committee supports the Department's efforts to transform the 
way it does business and encourages the Department to continue 
efforts to streamline operations while making targeted 
technology and human capital investments.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,266,000,000 for HUD management 
and administration expenses, which is $65,500,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $73,100,000 below the budget request.
    Budgetary Resource Levels.--HUD must have systems in place 
to track fundamental budgetary resource data including budget 
authority and FTE levels. A lack of essential information at 
HUD has in the past led to Anti-Deficiency Act violations in 
which HUD hired more people than it had resources to pay. While 
the Committee recognizes deficiencies caused by antiquated 
enterprise systems and acknowledges HUD's efforts to address 
these deficiencies, proper management of agency resources is a 
fundamental responsibility and antiquated systems are no excuse 
for violations of Federal law. The Committee directs HUD to 
continue working toward improving its ability to manage and 
track budgetary resource data. To facilitate resource 
management across fiscal years and to minimize the need for 
transfer authority, the Committee has made a small portion of 
resources appropriated for each subaccount under this heading 
available through September 30, 2015.
    Reorganizations.--The Committee includes language to make 
clear that any office, program, or activity reorganizations 
require advance approval from the Committee and that such 
requests must allow at least one month notice for review. 
Additionally, the Committee requires notice on a monthly basis 
of all ongoing litigation, including any negotiations or 
discussions, planned or ongoing, regarding a consent decree 
between the Department and any other entity, including the 
estimated costs of such decrees.
    New initiatives.--The Committee reiterates that no changes 
may be made to any program, project, or activity if it is 
construed to have policy implications, without prior approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.

                           Executive Offices




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       $14,540,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        12,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................        -2,540,000


    The Executive Offices account funds the salaries and 
expenses of the Immediate Office of the Secretary, the 
Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary, the Office of 
Adjudicatory Services (formerly known as the Office of Hearings 
and Appeals), the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental 
Relations, the Office of Public Affairs, and the Center for 
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
    The Immediate Office of the Secretary provides program and 
policy guidance, and operations management and oversight in 
administering all programs, functions and authorities of the 
Department.
    The Immediate Office of the Deputy Secretary provides 
operations management and helps the Department achieve its 
strategic goals by providing management support to program 
offices under the direction of the Office of the Secretary.
    The Office of Adjudicatory Services, formerly known as the 
Office of Hearings and Appeals, conducts hearings and makes 
determinations regarding formal complaints or adverse actions 
initiated by HUD based upon alleged violations of federal 
statutes and implementing regulations.
    The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and 
Intergovernmental Relations is responsible for coordinating 
Congressional and intergovernmental relations activities 
involving program offices to ensure the effective and accurate 
presentation of the Department's views.
    The Office of Public Affairs educates the American people 
about the Department's mission through media outreach and other 
communication tools such as press releases, press conferences, 
the Internet, media interviews, new media and community 
outreach.
    The Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives 
conducts outreach, recommends changes to HUD policies and 
programs that present barriers to grassroots organizations, and 
initiates special projects, such as grant writing training.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee accepts in part the request to streamline 
salaries and expenses accounts by consolidating six offices 
into a single Executive Office account. The Committee 
recommends $12,000,000 for this new account, which is 
$2,540,000 below the fiscal year 2014 budget request. Further, 
the committee directs that the offices within this account 
shall have no more than 78 Full Time Equivalents.
    The Secretary shall provide a spend plan which outlines how 
resources are distributed among the six offices in the form of 
a report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment. The bill 
also provides that no more than $25,000 provided under the 
immediate Office of the Secretary shall be available for the 
official reception and representation expenses as the Secretary 
may determine.

                     Administrative Support Offices




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................      $505,313,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       479,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -26,313,000


    The Administrative Support Offices account funds the 
salaries and expenses of the Office of Administration, the 
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer, the Office of 
General Counsel, the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the 
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, the Office of 
Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity, the Office of Field 
Policy and Management, the Office of Strategic Planning and 
Management, and the Office of the Chief Information Officer.
    The Office of Administration provides general operational 
support services to all offices and divisions throughout HUD. 
These services include HUD's non-information technology 
infrastructure in the following areas: nationwide management 
and operation of buildings, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 
processing, records management, Privacy Act administration, 
protective and physical security for HUD's Secretary and Deputy 
Secretary, and disaster and emergency response coordination.
    The Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer provides 
human resource services to all offices and divisions throughout 
HUD. These services include HUD's non-information technology 
infrastructure in the following areas: strategic human capital 
management, enterprise level training and learning, recruitment 
and staffing, workforce planning, retention, engagement, 
succession planning and Departmental performance management.
    The Office of Field Policy and Management (FPM) serves as 
the principal advisor providing oversight and communicating 
Secretarial priorities and policies to field office staff and 
HUD clients. The Regional and Field Office Directors act as the 
operational managers in each of the field offices and manage 
and coordinate cross-program delivery in the field.
    The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer's (OCPO) 
mission is to provide high-quality acquisition support services 
to all HUD program offices by purchasing necessary operational 
and mission-related goods and services; provide advice, 
guidance and technical assistance to all departmental offices 
on matters concerning procurement; assist program offices in 
defining and specifying their procurement needs; develop and 
maintain all procurement guidance including regulations, 
policies, and procedures; and assist in the development of 
sound acquisition strategies.
    The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) provides 
leadership in instituting financial integrity, fiscal 
responsibility and accountability. The CFO is responsible for 
all aspects of financial management, accounting and budgetary 
matters; ensuring the Department establishes and meets 
financial management goals and objectives; ensuring the 
Department is in compliance with financial management 
legislation and directives; analyzing budgetary implications of 
policy and legislative proposals; and providing technical 
oversight with respect to all budget activities throughout the 
Department.
    The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is led 
by the Chief Information Officer (CIO) who reports to the 
Office of the Secretary/Deputy Secretary. HUD's CIO advises 
senior managers on the strategic use of information technology 
to support core business processes and to achieve mission 
critical goals. OCIO is responsible for providing modern 
information technology that is secure, accessible and cost 
effective while ensuring compliance with applicable regulatory 
requirements.
    The General Counsel, as the chief legal officer and legal 
voice of the Department, is the legal adviser to the Secretary 
and other principal staff of the Department. It is the 
responsibility of the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) to 
provide legal opinions, advice and services with respect to all 
programs and activities, and to provide counsel and assistance 
in the development of the Department's programs and policies.
    The mission of the Office of Departmental Equal Employment 
Opportunity (ODEEO) is to ensure the enforcement of Federal 
laws relating to the elimination of all forms of discrimination 
in the Department's employment practices. The mission is 
carried out through the functions of three divisions: the 
Affirmative Employment division, the Alternative Dispute 
Resolution division, and the Equal Employment Opportunity 
division.
    The Office of Strategic Planning and Management drives 
organizational, programmatic, and operational change across the 
Department to maximize efficiency and performance. The office 
will facilitate HUD's strategic planning process by identifying 
the Department's strategic priorities and transformational 
change initiatives, create and manage work plans for targeted 
transformation projects, and develop key program performance 
measures and targets for monitoring.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $479,000,000 for this account, 
which is $26,313,000 below the fiscal year 2014 budget request. 
The committee directs that the offices within this account 
shall have no more than 2,063 Full Time Equivalents.
    The Committee recommendation reflects reduced funding for 
non-personnel expenses and the expectation that HUD will find 
ways to lower contracting expenses and other non-personnel 
costs in 2014. The Committee directs the Department to conduct 
a comprehensive review of its non-personnel expenses, 
especially expenses associated with outside contractors, and to 
report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment on a plan 
to reduce these expenses (excluding rent, utilities, and 
security) by at least 10%. The Committee recommendation 
provides no funding for non-personnel expenses requested 
specifically for the ``Broadcasting'' function and expects the 
Department to support media and public outreach activities from 
within the public affairs resources already budgeted elsewhere.
    Funding shall be distributed as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                         Office                            Total funding
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of Administration................................    $189,000,000
Office of the Chief Financial Officer...................      44,000,000
Office of the General Counsel...........................     *91,000,000
Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer...............      49,000,000
Office of Field Policy and Management...................      50,000,000
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer.................      17,000,000
Office of the Departmental Equal Employment Opportunity.       3,000,000
Office Strategic Planning and Management................       5,000,000
Office of the Chief Information Officer.................     34,000,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
*Includes $1,000,000 provided for claims and indemnities.

                  Program Office Salaries and Expenses


                       PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $200,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       220,299,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       197,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -3,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -23,299,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) oversees the 
administration of HUD's Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, 
and Native American Programs. PIH is responsible for 
administering and managing programs authorized and funded by 
Congress under the basic provisions of the U.S. Housing Act of 
1937.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $197,000,000 for this account, 
which is $3,000,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 
2013, and $23,299,000 below the fiscal year 2014 budget 
request. The Committee directs that PIH have no more than 1,512 
FTE.

                   COMMUNITY PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $100,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       109,740,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        99,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -10,740,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) 
assists communities in their efforts to provide affordable 
housing and expanded economic opportunities for low and 
moderate-income persons. The primary means toward this end is 
the development of partnerships among all levels of government 
and the private sector. This Office is responsible for the 
effective administration of Community Development Block Grants 
(CDBG), the Home Investment Partnership (HOME), Homeless 
Assistance Grants and other HUD community development programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $99,000,000 for this account, 
which is $1,000,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 
2013, and $10,740,000 below the budget request. The Committee 
directs that CPD shall have no more than 785 FTE.
    Office of Economic Resilience.--The Committee provides no 
funding or FTE for the Office of Economic Resilience.

                                HOUSING




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $391,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       383,375,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       377,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -14,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -6,375,0000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Housing implements programmatic, regulatory, 
financial, and operational responsibilities under the 
leadership of six deputy assistant secretaries and the field 
staff for activities related to Federal Housing Administration 
(FHA) multifamily and single family homeownership programs, and 
assisted rental housing programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $377,000,000 for this account, 
which is $14,500,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 
2013, and $6,375,000 below the budget request. The Committee 
directs that the Office of Housing shall have no more than 
3,000 FTE.
    Office consolidation and reorganization.--The Committee 
supports efforts at HUD to deliver more effective program 
oversight at lower cost through a reorganization of how the 
Office of Housing does business. The Committee directs HUD to 
deliver a progress report on its reorganization plans within 60 
days of enactment that details by quarter through fiscal year 
2019 HUD's estimated cost savings including both personnel and 
non-personnel cost reductions, severance and other early 
separation costs, recruitment and retraining costs, office 
space alteration and closure costs, and any other material 
costs or savings identified by HUD. The report should also 
include an analysis of potential risks associated with the 
reorganization, including loss of experienced and skilled 
staff, increased risk to FHA insurance funds, and an 
explanation of what steps HUD is taking to monitor and mitigate 
such risks. The report should also include an analysis of 
obstacles to a successful reorganization and how HUD plans to 
navigate these obstacles.

                    POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $22,211,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        21,687,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,211,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -687,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R;) 
directs the Department's annual research agenda to support the 
research and evaluation of housing and other departmental 
initiatives to improve HUD's effectiveness and operational 
efficiencies. Research proposals are determined through 
consultation with senior staff from each HUD program office, 
the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress. The office 
also addresses inquiries regarding key housing economic 
information.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,000,000 for this account, 
which is $1,211,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 2013 
and $687,000 below the budget request. The Committee directs 
that PD&R; shall have no more than 141 FTE.

                   FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $72,600,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        76,504,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        71,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -5,504,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) is 
responsible for developing policies and guidance, and for 
providing technical support for enforcement of the Fair Housing 
Act and the civil rights statutes. FHEO serves as the central 
point for the formulation, clearance and dissemination of 
policies, intra-departmental clearances, and public information 
related to fair housing issues. FHEO receives, investigates, 
conciliates and recommends the issuance of charges of 
discrimination and determinations of non-compliance for 
complaints filed under Title VIII and other civil rights 
authorities. Additionally, FHEO conducts civil rights 
compliance reviews and compliance reviews under Section 3.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $71,000,000 for this account, 
which is $1,600,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 2013 
and $5,504,000 below the budget request. The Committee directs 
that the FHEO shall have no more than 571 FTE.

            OFFICE OF HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD HAZARD CONTROL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $7,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         7,642,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -400,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -642,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control 
(OHHLHC) is directly responsible for the administration of the 
Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction program authorized by Title X 
of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1992. The 
office also addresses multiple housing-related hazards 
affecting the health of residents, particularly children. The 
office develops lead-based paint regulations, guidelines, and 
policies applicable to HUD programs, and enforces the Lead 
Disclosure Rule issued under Title X.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,000,000 for this account, which 
is $400,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 2013 and the 
$642,000 below the budget request. The Committee directs that 
OHHLHC shall have no more than 54 FTE.

                       Public and Indian Housing


                     TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................   $18,939,369,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................    19,899,216,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    18,610,564,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -328,805,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -1,378,652,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    In fiscal year 2005, the Housing Certificate Fund was 
separated into two new accounts: Tenant-Based Rental Assistance 
and Project-Based Rental Assistance. This account administers 
the tenant-based Section 8 rental assistance program otherwise 
known as the Housing Choice Voucher program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $18,610,564,000 for tenant-based 
rental assistance, which is $328,805,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and $1,378,652,000 below the budget request. 
Consistent with the budget request, the Committee continues the 
advance of $4,000,000,000 of the funds appropriated under this 
heading for Section 8 programs to October 1, 2014.
    Voucher Renewals.--The Committee provides $17,000,000,000 
for the renewal of tenant-based vouchers. This level is 
$242,351,000 below the enacted level and $968,278,000 below the 
budget request. The Committee directs the Department to monitor 
and report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
each quarter on the trends in Section 8 subsidies and to report 
on the required program alterations due to changes in rent or 
changes in tenant income.
    Tenant protection.--The Committee provides $75,000,000 for 
tenant protection vouchers, which is the same as the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level and $75,000,000 below the budget 
request.
    Administrative Fees.--The Committee provides $1,350,000,000 
for allocations to PHAs to conduct activities associated with 
placing and maintaining individuals under Section 8 assistance. 
This amount is $25,000,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and $335,374,000 below the budget request.
    Mainstream Voucher Renewals.--The Committee provides 
$110,564,000 to renew expiring Section 811 tenant-based 
subsidies. This level is equal to the budget request and 
$1,454,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The 
Committee directs HUD to issue guidance to the housing agencies 
administering these vouchers to continue to serve people with 
disabilities upon turnover.
    Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing.--The Committee 
provides $75,000,000 for incremental voucher assistance through 
the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program. This 
funding level is equal to the budget request and the same as 
the level provided in fiscal year 2013. This program is 
administered in conjunction with the Department of Veterans 
Affairs. These vouchers shall remain available for homeless 
veterans upon turnover. This funding will add 10,000 new 
vouchers for this program, and will support the Department of 
Veterans Affairs' (VA) goal of ending homelessness among 
veterans within five years. The Committee directs HUD to report 
on VASH utilization rates, challenges encountered in the 
program, and increases in veteran self-sufficiency by March 1, 
2014.
    The Committee continues in bill language the direction to 
the Department to communicate to each PHA, within 60 days of 
enactment, the fixed amount that will be made available to each 
PHA for fiscal year 2014. The amount provided in this account 
is the only source of federal funds that may be used to renew 
tenant-based vouchers. The amounts appropriated here may not be 
augmented from any other source.
    Section 8 Reforms.--The budget request includes a number of 
authorizing provisions to reform the Housing Choice Voucher 
(HCV) program, including several provisions that result in 
cost-saving measures that provide administrative relief to 
PHAs. The Committee commends the Administration for proposing 
these reforms, particularly given the increasing costs of the 
HCV renewals each year. These rising costs have crowded out 
other HUD programs that address key priorities of community 
development, home ownership, and homelessness. The Committee is 
fully supportive of any reforms that relieve administrative 
burdens and enable housing authorities to serve more families, 
and to work to lift them to self-sufficiency.
    The Committee strongly urges the authorizing committee to 
address reforms of the HCV program expeditiously, as a failure 
to reform this program could result in significant reductions 
to the number of leased vouchers and deep cuts to other HUD 
programs, especially considering the current fiscal 
environment. The Committee urges the Administration to continue 
to work with the authorizing committees on a reform bill, with 
the goal of enactment prior to the beginning of fiscal year 
2014 so that the amounts provided in this bill more efficiently 
and effectively serve needy individuals and families. The 
Committee also strongly encourages HUD to pursue regulatory and 
administrative reforms that do not require new authorizations, 
but that relieve the administrative burdens on PHAs.

                    RENTAL ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       $10,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -10,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) was authorized in 
fiscal year 2012 to preserve public housing by enabling Public 
Housing Authorities to use a portion of their operating and 
capital funds to leverage private sector funding to 
recapitalize their housing stock and maintain their units of 
affordable housing primarily through the conversion to long-
term Section 8 rental assistance contracts. The budget request 
includes a request of $10,000,000 for a targeted expansion of 
the program to public housing properties that cannot convert 
their housing under this program at their existing funding 
levels.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee is unable to provide funding for this program 
due to the constrained budget environment and the overall 
pressures of renewals across the Department's housing programs.

                        HOUSING CERTIFICATE FUND

                              (RESCISSION)

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    Language is included to allow unobligated balances from 
specific accounts may be used to renew or amend Project-Based 
Rental Assistance contracts.

                      PUBLIC HOUSING CAPITAL FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $1,875,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     2,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,500,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -375,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -500,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Public Housing Capital Fund provides funding for public 
housing capital programs, including public housing development 
and modernization. Examples of capital modernization projects 
include replacing roofs and windows, improving common spaces, 
upgrading electrical and plumbing systems, and renovating the 
interior of an apartment.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $1,500,000,000 for the Public 
Housing Capital Fund, which is $375,000,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level and $500,000,000 below the budget 
request.
    Within the amounts provided the Committee directs that:
    -- No more than $8,000,000 is directed to support the 
ongoing Public Housing Financial and Physical Assessment 
activities of the Real Estate Assessment Center;
    -- $20,000,000 is made available for Emergency Capital 
needs, excluding Presidentially-declared disasters. The 
Committee continues to include language to ensure that funds 
are used only for repairs needed due to an unforeseen and 
unanticipated emergency event or natural disaster that occurs 
during fiscal year 2014; and
    -- $15,000,000 is provided for a Jobs Plus program to 
improve employment opportunities and earnings of public housing 
residents.

                     PUBLIC HOUSING OPERATING FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $4,262,010,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     4,600,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,262,010,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -337,990,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Public Housing Operating Fund subsidizes the costs 
associated with operating and maintaining public housing. This 
subsidy supplements funding received by public housing 
authorities (PHA) from tenant rent contributions and other 
income. In accordance with section 9 of the United States 
Housing Act of 1937, as amended, funds are allocated by formula 
to public housing authorities for the following purposes: 
utility costs; anti-crime and anti-drug activities, including 
the costs of providing adequate security; routine maintenance 
cost; administrative costs; and general operating expenses.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $4,262,010,000 for the federal 
share of PHA operating expenses. This amount is the same as the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $337,990,000 below the 
budget request. The Committee does not include language in the 
budget request that would allow PHAs to entirely merge their 
Capital and Operating Funds and use those funds for either 
purpose. While the Committee supports the idea of giving high 
performing PHAs regulatory relief so they can operate more 
efficiently, HUD has provided no information on how it would 
identify and budget for capital and operating needs in the 
future if this authority to merge funds were approved. The 
Committee urges the Department and the Financial Services 
Committee to consider this issue among other legislative and 
regulatory changes that would provide regulatory relief so that 
local public housing authorizes can serve greater numbers of 
residents, and lead greater numbers of residents to achieve 
self-sufficiency.

                    CHOICE NEIGHBORHOODS INITIATIVE

                              (RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $120,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       400,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -120,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -400,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends no funding for the Choice 
Neighborhoods Initiative. This program remains unauthorized, 
and the Committee urges the Administration to work with the 
authorizing committees prior to requesting new programs in the 
budget request. The Committee believes that many of the 
objectives of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, including 
affordable housing and community development, are commendable, 
but can only be achieved in the current budget environment 
through more comprehensive reforms that bring down the 
escalating costs of renewals across a host of programs across 
the Department.
    Rescission.--The Committee recommendation includes a 
rescission of $120,000,000 of unobligated balances of the 
Choice Neighborhoods Initiative.

                        FAMILY SELF-SUFFICIENCY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       $75,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        60,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       *60,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -15,000,000

\1\This program was funded within the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance
  account in fiscal year 2013.

    The budget request proposes to create a consolidated 
program to help HUD-assisted residents achieve economic 
independence, rather than continue separate programs for 
Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee agrees with this proposal and provides 
$60,000,000 to support the Family Self-Sufficiency program. 
This is the same as the level provided in the tenant-based 
rental assistance account for Family Self-Sufficiency 
Coordinators in fiscal year 2013, and $15,000,000 below the 
budget request. The Committee expects the Department to 
prioritize assistance to individuals and families that results 
in job stability, increased tenant incomes, and greater rent 
contributions. The Committee also expects the Department to 
report to the Committees on appropriations the best practices 
of the program that result in increased rent contributions of 
program participants, and practices that result in residence 
achieving full self-sufficiency in meeting their housing needs.

                  NATIVE AMERICAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $650,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       650,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       600,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -50,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Native American Housing Block Grants program, 
authorized by the Native American Housing Assistance and Self-
Determination Act of 1996 (25 U.S.C. 4111 et seq.), provides 
funds to American Indian tribes and their Tribally Designated 
Housing Entities (TDHEs) to address affordable housing needs 
within their communities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $600,000,000 for Native American 
Housing Block Grants, which is $50,000,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 level and $50,000,000 below the budget request. Of 
the amounts made available under this heading:
    -- $2,000,000 is for Title VI loan guarantees up to 
$16,530,000.
    -- $2,000,000 is for national or regional organizations 
representing Native American housing interests to provide 
training and technical assistance to Indian housing authorities 
and TDHEs. Of concern to the Committee is that HUD has selected 
regional organizations without specific knowledge of Tribal 
housing issues to provide assistance to tribes. The Committee 
directs that any national or regional organization chosen by 
HUD to provide technical assistance must have proven experience 
providing such assistance to tribal entities.
    Timely Expenditure of Funds.--The Committee continues 
language requiring fiscal year 2014 funds to be spent within 10 
years.

                  NATIVE HAWAIIAN HOUSING BLOCK GRANT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $13,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        13,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -13,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -13,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Native Hawaiian Housing Block Grant program provides 
grants to the State of Hawaii Department of Hawaiian Home Lands 
for housing and housing-related assistance to develop, maintain 
and operate affordable housing for eligible low-income native 
Hawaiian families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee does not recommend funding for this program, 
which is $13,000,000 below the budget request and $13,000,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 level. This program is not 
authorized.

           INDIAN HOUSING LOAN GUARANTEE FUND PROGRAM ACCOUNT

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Credit subsidy:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\.................      $12,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014...................        6,000,000
    Recommended in the bill............................        6,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013....................       -6,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014...................            - - -
Limitation on guaranteed loans:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013....................      976,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014...................    1,818,000,000
    Recommended in the bill............................    1,818,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013....................     +842,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014...................            - - -
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\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Section 184 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 
1992 establishes a loan guarantee program for Native American 
individuals and housing authorities to build new housing or 
purchase existing housing on trust land. This program provides 
access to private financing that otherwise might be unavailable 
because of the unique legal status of Indian trust land.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $6,000,000 in new credit subsidy 
for the Section 184 loan guarantee program, which is $6,200,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same as the 
budget request. This will guarantee a loan volume of 
$1,818,000,000, which is $842,000,000 above the fiscal year 
2013 enacted level and the same as the budget request. The 
Committee includes language allowing the Secretary to increase 
loan guarantee fees to support this increased loan volume.

                   Community Planning and Development


              HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $332,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       332,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       303,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -29,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -29,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) 
program provides states and localities with resources to 
address the housing needs of low-income persons living with 
HIV/AIDS. Funding is distributed by formula to qualifying 
states and metropolitan areas based on the cumulative 
incidences of AIDS reported to the Centers for Disease Control. 
Government recipients are required to have a HUD-approved 
Comprehensive Plan or Comprehensive Housing Affordability 
Strategy.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $303,000,000 for the 
HOPWA program, which is the $29,000,000 below fiscal year 2013 
and $29,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation includes formula grants and 
funding for the renewal of certain expiring contracts that were 
previously funded under HOPWA competitive grants. The Committee 
encourages ongoing efforts at the Department for stronger 
coordination between HOPWA and other homeless prevention and 
support programs.
    HIV and Federal Housing Programs.--In the early 1990s, the 
HOPWA program was established within HUD because existing 
housing resources at the time were not meeting the needs of 
people with AIDS. However, since the original authorization of 
the program, much has changed within Federal housing programs, 
and the HIV epidemic itself has been transformed through 
advances both in care and monitoring. The Committee directs the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) to provide an update to 
its March 1997 report to the Committee entitled ``Housing: 
HUD's Program for Persons with AIDS'', including updated 
background information and an updated review of the five 
aspects of HOPWA considered in the original report, within 120 
days of enactment. In addition, GAO shall include an evaluation 
of the ability of relevant Federal programs, including HOPWA, 
to meet the housing needs of people who are afflicted with 
chronic illnesses and other serious health conditions. The 
Committee directs GAO to give special attention to each 
program's relative strengths and weaknesses in meeting the 
housing needs of the HIV-infected persons which they serve. The 
report should also inventory and describe Federal programs that 
deliver supportive services to people infected with HIV and 
examine the extent to which HUD's programs, including HOPWA, 
overlap or are coordinated with these programs.

                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $3,308,090,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     3,143,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,696,813,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................    -1,611,277,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -1,446,287,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Community Development Fund, authorized by the Housing 
and Community Development Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5301 et seq.), 
provides funding, primarily through Community Development Block 
Grants, to state and local governments and other eligible 
entities to carry out community and economic development 
activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $1,696,813,000 for the 
Community Development Fund account, which is the $1,611,277,000 
below fiscal year 2013 and $1,446,287,000 below the budget 
request.
    Of the amounts made available:
    -- $1,636,813,000 is for the Community Development Block 
Grants (``CDBG'') formula program for entitlement communities 
and states. This is $1,311,277,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$1,161,287,000 below the budget request;
    -- $60,000,000 is for the Native American Housing and 
Economic Development Block Grant (also known as ``Indian 
CDBG''), which is the same as fiscal year 2013 and $10,000,000 
below the budget request; and
    -- $7,000,000, of the amount provided for the regular CDBG 
formula program, is for insular areas, per 42 U.S.C. 
5306(a)(2), which is the same as fiscal year 2013 and the 
budget request.
    -- No funding is provided for either the Neighborhood 
Stabilization Program or Integrated Planning and Investment 
Grants. Neither of these programs was funded in 2013.
    The Committee recommendation does not include the request 
to make reforms to the way CDBG formula funds are distributed. 
The recommendation continues language requiring the Department 
to notify grantees of their formula allocation within 60 days 
of enactment of this Act.

      EMPOWERMENT ZONES/ENTERPRISE COMMUNITIES/RENEWAL COMMUNITIES

                              (RECISSION)

    The Committee includes language rescinding unobligated 
funds provided or recaptured under these program headings.

         COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LOAN GUARANTEES PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $5,952,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -5,952,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Section 108 Loan Guarantee program is a source of 
variable and fixed-rate financing for communities undertaking 
projects eligible under the Community Development and Block 
Grant (CDBG) program. Such activities may include economic 
development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and 
large-scale physical development projects. By pledging their 
current and future CDBG allocations to cover the loan amount as 
security, communities are able to finance large-scale projects 
with a federally guaranteed loan. HUD may require additional 
security for a loan, as determined on a case-by-case basis.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee accepts the request to convert the Section 
108 Loan Guarantee program into a borrower-paid subsidy program 
and therefore recommends providing no budget authority, which 
is $5,952,000 below fiscal year 2013 and the same funding level 
as the budget request. The Committee also accepts the request 
for a limit on guaranteed loan volume of $500,000,000 which is 
$260,000,000 above fiscal year 2013 and the same as the budget 
request.
    With the conversion to a borrower-paid subsidy program 
structure, the Committee recommends the rescission of all 
unobligated balances of subsidy budget authority remaining at 
the end of fiscal year 2013.

                  HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $1,000,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       950,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       700,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -300,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -250,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The HOME investment partnerships program provides block 
grants to participating jurisdictions (states, units of local 
government, Indian tribes, and insular areas) to undertake 
activities that expand the supply of affordable housing in the 
jurisdiction. HOME block grants are distributed based on 
formula allocations. Upon receipt of these Federal funds, state 
and local governments develop a housing affordability strategy 
to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct new affordable housing, 
or to provide rental assistance to eligible families.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $700,000,000 for activities funded 
under this account, which is $300,000,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $250,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee continues language to prevent newly 
participating jurisdictions from being permanently added to the 
HOME program. The Committee continues language providing much-
needed reforms to the HOME program. The Department is 
finalizing similar reforms into permanent regulations expected 
to be published in 2013. Therefore, the recommended reform 
provisions shall be superseded by such final rule once it has 
been published. The Committee continues language requiring the 
Department to notify grantees of their formula allocation 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act. The Committee does not 
include the statutory reforms to HOME requested in the budget.

        SELF-HELP AND ASSISTED HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $53,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        30,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -23,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) funds 
are distributed through grants to nonprofit organizations and 
consortia that have experience in providing or facilitating 
self-help homeownership opportunities. Grant funds are used for 
land acquisition and improvements associated with developing 
new, decent dwellings for low-income persons using the self-
help model.
    Additionally, Section 4 Capacity Building funds are set-
aside within this account for activities described under 
section 4(a) of the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 
9816 note). Section 4 funds are awarded to a limited number of 
non-profits, which use the funds to develop the capacity of 
community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing 
development organizations (CHDOs). The CDCs and CHDOs then 
undertake community development and affordable housing 
activities. Section 4 funds must be matched by recipients with 
at least three times the grant amount in private funding.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $30,000,000 for the Self Help 
Homeownership Opportunity Program account which includes 
funding for both the SHOP and Section 4 Capacity Building grant 
programs. The Committee rejects the budget proposal to 
reorganize SHOP under the Home Investment Partnerships account 
and create a new account for Capacity Building. The recommended 
funding level for these activities is $23,500,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and the same as the budget request.
    The Committee recommendation provides $10,000,000 for the 
SHOP program and does not adopt reforms proposed in the 
request. The recommendation provides $15,000,000 for the 
Section 4 Capacity Building program and includes $5,000,000 
specifically for capacity building in rural areas by national 
rural housing organizations.
    SHOP Administrative Costs.--The Committee directs HUD to 
evaluate the history of administrative costs in the SHOP 
program, including the extent to which HUD's imposition of 
various requirements such as mandatory site visits and Energy-
Star certifications has resulted in higher administrative 
costs. The Committee directs the Secretary to report to the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations within 180 days 
of enactment on whether current administrative costs are 
reasonable, what portion of administrative costs are 
attributable to HUD requirements, and what actions can be taken 
by both HUD and grantees to reduce the administrative burden of 
this program.

                       HOMELESS ASSISTANCE GRANTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $2,033,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     2,381,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,088,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +55,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -293,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Homeless Assistance Grants account provides funding for 
programs under title IV of the McKinney Act, as amended by the 
Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing 
(HEARTH) Act of 2009. HEARTH Act programs include the Continuum 
of Care (CoC) competitive grants, the Emergency Solutions 
Grants (ESG) program, and the Rural Housing Stability Grants 
program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends funding the homeless grant 
assistance programs at $2,088,000,000, which is $55,000,000 
above fiscal year 2013 and $293,000,000 below the budget 
request. The recommendation includes funding to support 
Continuum of Care project renewals of no less than 
$1,882,000,000 as well as at least $200,000,000 in Emergency 
Solutions Grants (ESG).
    Continuum of Care Grant Renewal Costs.--While the Secretary 
is permitted to prioritize funding of renewals, this is only to 
the extent sufficient funding is available and such renewal 
decisions must be mindful of the relative effectiveness of 
projects up for renewal and the scarcity of fiscal resources. 
The growing cost of sustaining previously funded commitments is 
a problem throughout HUD including the Continuum of Care as the 
cost of upholding current service levels irrespective of 
effectiveness is growing unsustainably. The growing cost of 
these liabilities is already crowding out funding for other 
priorities and, given current fiscal constraints, HUD cannot 
afford to blindly renew all projects based solely on the fact 
that they were once funded in the past. The Committee directs 
the Department to report to the Committees on Appropriations 
within 90 days of enactment on how the Continuum of Care 
program can be made more competitive at both the national and 
local level, and how the program would need to be administered 
in order to operate at no more than the current funding level 
year-over-year.
    Emergency Solutions Grants.--The Committee recommends 
$200,000,000 for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG). The ESG 
program, authorized by subtitle B of the HEARTH Act, provides 
funding for homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing 
efforts, in addition to traditional emergency shelter and 
outreach activities. While the Committee supports ESG's 
innovative focus on preventing homelessness, funding cannot be 
increased because the growing cost of Continuum of Care 
renewals is consuming the entire increase that is available for 
this account.

                            Housing Programs


                    PROJECT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................    $9,339,672,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................    10,272,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     9,050,672,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -289,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -1,221,328,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Project-Based Rental Assistance account (PBRA) provides 
a rental subsidy to a private landlord tied to a specific 
housing unit so that the properties themselves, rather than the 
individual living in the unit, remain subsidized. Amounts 
provided in this account include funding for the renewal of 
expiring project-based contracts, including Section 8, moderate 
rehabilitation, and single room occupancy (SRO) contracts, 
amendments to Section 8 project-based contracts, and 
administrative costs for contract administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee provides a total of $9,050,672,000 for the 
annual renewal of project-based contracts, of which up to 
$200,000,000 may be transferred to the Office of Housing for 
the cost of contract administration. This funding level is 
$289,000,000 below the enacted level for fiscal year 2013 and 
$1,221,328,000 below the budget request.
    Section 8 Contract Administration.--The Committee agrees 
with GAO's finding that a HAP contract payment by HUD to a 
property owner cannot be considered as the transfer of a thing 
of value to a public housing authority (PHA). The Committee 
also agrees with GAO that any administrative fees paid to PHAs 
in conjunction with Section 8 housing assistance payment (HAP) 
contract administration is compensation for the provision of a 
service that would otherwise be performed by HUD, and that such 
fees are not provided as general assistance to PHAs in 
performance of their mission. The Committee expects HUD to take 
responsibility for the administration of its contracts and 
either administer the contracts itself or outsource the 
provision of this service through procurement processes that 
are truly competitive and comply with Federal law. In light of 
the above conclusions, the Committee directs HUD to administer 
contracts funded under this heading through the Office of 
Housing and, to the extent it is necessary to outsource 
contract administration, to carry out GAO's recommendation to 
solicit the provision of HAP contract administration services 
for the Project-Based Section 8 Rental Assistance Program 
through a procurement instrument that will result in the award 
of contracts.

                        HOUSING FOR THE ELDERLY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $374,627,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       400,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       374,627,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................      -25,373,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Housing for the Elderly (Section 202) program provides 
eligible private, non-profit organizations with capital grants 
to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation or construction of 
housing intended for low income elderly people. In addition, 
the program provides project-based rental assistance contracts 
(PRAC) to support operational costs for units constructed under 
the program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $374,627,000, which is equal to 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $25,373,000 below the 
budget request. However, the Committee includes new language 
allowing HUD to recoup residual receipts that have accumulated 
in situations where the subsidies and tenant rent payments 
provided have exceeded actual costs. The language allows HUD to 
use the funds, estimated at $28,000,000 in fiscal year 2014, to 
provide housing assistance for seniors. The sum of the 
appropriation and residual receipts equate to a fiscal year 
2014 program level of $402,627,000, which will fully fund 
project rental assistance contract renewals and amendments to 
existing section 202 projects as well as new awards.
    The recommendation allocates available funding as follows:
            $310,000,000 for the renewal and amendment 
        of project rental assistance contracts (PRAC);
            Up to $70,000,000 for service coordinators 
        and the continuation of congregate services grants; and
            $22,627,000 for new awards of project 
        rental assistance.
    The Committee continues to include bill language relating 
to the initial contract and renewal terms for assistance 
provided under this heading and language allowing these funds 
to be used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's REAC 
program office.

                 HOUSING FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $165,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       126,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       126,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -39,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Housing for Persons with Disabilities (Section 811) 
program provides eligible private, non-profit organizations 
with capital grants to finance the acquisition, rehabilitation 
or construction of supportive housing for disabled persons and 
provides project-based rental assistance (PRAC) to support 
operational costs for such units.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $126,000,000 for Section 811 
activities, $39,000,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and equal to the budget request. The Committee includes 
new language that allows FHA to collect residual receipts, 
estimated to yield an additional $12,000,000. The appropriation 
plus the residual receipts will result in a fiscal year 2014 
program total of $138,000,000. This level will fully fund the 
estimated $106,000,000 in project rental assistance and project 
assistant contract renewals and amendments in fiscal year 2014, 
and provide $32,000,000 for new project rental assistance 
awards to support housing for persons with disabilities. The 
Committee continues to include bill language allowing these 
funds to be used for inspections and analysis of data by HUD's 
REAC program office.

                    OTHER ASSISTED HOUSING PROGRAMS

                     HOUSING COUNSELING ASSISTANCE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $45,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        55,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        35,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -10,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -20,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Section 106 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 
1968 authorized HUD to provide housing counseling services to 
homebuyers, homeowners, low and moderate income renters, and 
the homeless.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $35,000,000 for housing 
counseling, $10,000,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 
2013 and $20,000,000 below the budget request.

                       RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $1,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        21,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +19,700,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Rental Housing Assistance account includes existing 
long-term project-based rental assistance contracts covering 
approximately 18,000 affordable housing units under the Rent 
Supplement and Section 236 Rental Assistance Payment (RAP) 
programs. Enacted in 1965 and 1974 respectively, these programs 
created affordable units for low-income families. Monthly 
payments are made to project owners from existing contract 
balances, with new budget authority provided is required for 
short-term extensions of expiring contracts and annual contract 
amendments. Contract amendments provide additional subsidy to 
below-market contracts where rents have been constrained and 
owners are unable to adequately service properties and perform 
ongoing maintenance. Most of the remaining rent supplement and 
RAP contracts will expire by fiscal year 2017. HUD will 
preserve these units as long-term affordable housing through 
the Rental Assistance Demonstration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,000,000 in funding for the 
Rental Housing Assistance Program, which is $19,700,000 above 
the level enacted in fiscal year 2013 and the same as the 
budget request. This appropriation plus projected carryover 
will fully fund an estimated $44,000,000 in contract amendment 
and extension needs in fiscal year 2014. In fiscal year 2013, 
HUD required only $1,300,000 because it had large recaptures 
resulting from owners that prepaid underlying mortgaged and 
recapitalized their properties. The Committee includes bill 
language that allows HUD to use unobligated balances and 
recaptured funds for extensions and amendments.

                            RENT SUPPLEMENT

                              (RESCISSION)




Rescission, fiscal year 2013..........................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       -$3,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        -3,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Rescission, fiscal year 2013......................        -3,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -


    HUD recovers balances when Rent Supplement and Rental 
Assistance Payment are terminated due to prepayments. A total 
of $3,500,000 in Section 236 Interest Reduction Payment 
recaptures are available in fiscal year 2014. The Committee 
notes that this rescission will not impact current contract 
amendment and extension activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a $3,500,000 rescission, the same 
as the budget request and $3,500,000 below the level enacted in 
fiscal year 2013.

            PAYMENT TO MANUFACTURED HOUSING FEES TRUST FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $6,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         7,530,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         6,530,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           +30,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety 
Standards Act of 1974, as amended by the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000, authorized the Secretary to establish 
Federal manufactured home construction and safety standards for 
the construction, design, and performance of manufactured 
homes. All manufactured homes are required to meet the Federal 
standards, and fees are charged to producers to cover the costs 
of administering the Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends up to $6,530,000 for the 
manufactured housing standards programs to be derived from fees 
collected and deposited in the Manufactured Housing Fees Trust 
Fund established pursuant to the Manufactured Housing 
Improvement Act of 2000. The Committee does not provide a 
direct appropriation for this account. The recommendation is 
$30,000 above the fiscal year 2013 enacted level, and 
$1,000,000 below the budget request.
    The Committee includes language allowing the Department to 
collect fees from program participants for the dispute 
resolution and installation programs. These fees are to be 
deposited into the trust fund and may be used by the Department 
subject to the overall cap placed on the account.
    The Committee is concerned that there has been no permanent 
Administrator of the Office of Manufactured Housing since 
September 15, 2007. The Committee includes bill language under 
the ``Program Office Salaries and Expenses'' heading that 
instructs the Secretary to appoint an Administrator of the 
Office of Manufactured Housing within 120 days and reduces 
Salaries and Expenses by $50,000 each day that this directive 
remains unmet.
    Further, the Committee understands that a substantial 
backlog of recommendations approved by the Manufactured Housing 
Consensus Committee exists, and a lack of action and attention 
in this area has meant that codes and standards have not kept 
pace with technological innovation, or allowed the industry to 
keep pace with consumer demand. The Committee looks forward to 
a more focused and responsive office under permanent 
leadership.

                     Federal Housing Administration


               MUTUAL MORTGAGE INSURANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Limitation of       Limitation of      Administrative
                                                         direct loans      guaranteed loans    contract expenses
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.....................         $50,000,000    $400,000,000,000        $207,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014....................          20,000,000     400,000,000,000         127,000,000
Recommended in the bill.............................          20,000,000     400,000,000,000         127,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.................         -30,000,000               - - -         -80,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014................               - - -               - - -               - - -
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) mutual mortgage 
insurance program account includes the mutual mortgage 
insurance (MMI) and cooperative management housing insurance 
funds. This program account covers unsubsidized programs, 
primarily the single-family home mortgage program, which is the 
largest of all the FHA programs. These include the Condominium, 
Section 203(k) rehabilitation, and Home Equity Conversion 
Mortgage programs (HECM) and the multifamily Cooperative 
Management Housing Insurance Funds (CMHI). The cooperative 
housing insurance program provides mortgages for cooperative 
housing projects of more than five units that are occupied by 
members of a cooperative housing corporation.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends the following limitations on loan 
commitments in the MMI program account: $400,000,000,000 for 
loan guarantees and $20,000,000 for direct loans. The 
recommendation also includes $127,000,000 for administrative 
contract expenses. The Committee continues language as 
requested, appropriating additional administrative expenses in 
certain circumstances.
    The Committee's recommendation for administrative contract 
expenses is the same as the budget request and $80,000,000 less 
than the level enacted in fiscal year 2013. In fiscal year 
2014, there is no transfer to the working capital fund for 
development and modifications to information technology systems 
that serve programs or activities under the FHA, accounting for 
$71,500,000 of the decrease from fiscal year 2013 levels.
    In addition, the Committee includes bill language that 
lifts the statutory aggregate cap of 275,000 HECM loan 
guarantees in fiscal year 2014. The Committee has carried 
similar language in prior years. The Committee notes that HECM 
volume estimates reflect originations for the HECM Saver 
product only, where both closing costs and principal loan 
limits are lower than the HECM standard product.
    Report.--The Committee is concerned about proposals for 
local governments to use eminent domain to seize mortgages. The 
Committee understands that these seized mortgages would be 
written down, refinanced and repackaged into new securities for 
a fee. The Committee directs HUD to submit a study on the 
effect that risk of using eminent domain for these purposes 
will have on the housing market, including the FHA primary and 
refinance market as well as the broader mortgage market, the 
secondary market, credit worthiness, interest rates, 
homeownership, and affordability by April 1, 2014.

                GENERAL AND SPECIAL RISK PROGRAM ACCOUNT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Limitation of       Limitation of
                                     direct loans      guaranteed loans
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.         $20,000,000     $25,000,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014          20,000,000      30,000,000,000
Recommended in the bill.........          20,000,000      30,000,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                 - - -      +5,000,000,000
     2013.......................
    Budget request, fiscal year                - - -               - - -
     2014.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) general and 
special risk insurance (GI and SRI) program account includes 17 
different programs administered by FHA. The GI fund includes a 
wide variety of insurance programs for special-purpose single 
and multifamily loans, including loans for property 
improvements, manufactured housing, multifamily rental housing, 
condominiums, housing for the elderly, hospitals, group 
practice facilities, and nursing homes. The SRI fund includes 
insurance programs for mortgages in older, declining urban 
areas that would not be otherwise eligible for insurance, 
mortgages with interest reduction payments, and mortgages for 
experimental housing and for high-risk mortgagors who would not 
normally be eligible for mortgage insurance without housing 
counseling.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on loan guarantees of 
$30,000,000,000, an increase of $5,000,000,000 from the fiscal 
year 2013 level and equal to the budget request. It includes a 
limitation of $20,000,000 for direct loans, which is the same 
as the fiscal year 2013 level and the budget request.

                Government National Mortgage Association


        GUARANTEES OF MORTGAGE-BACKED SECURITIES LOAN GUARANTEE

                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Limitation of      Administrative
                                   guaranteed loans    contract expenses
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.    $500,000,000,000         $19,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014     500,000,000,000          21,200,000
Recommended in the bill.........     500,000,000,000          19,000,000
Bill compared to:
    Appropriation, fiscal year                 - - -            -500,000
     2013.......................
    Budget request, fiscal year                - - -          -2,200,000
     2014.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Guarantee of Mortgage-Backed Securities Program 
facilitates the financing of residential mortgage loans insured 
or guaranteed by the Federal Housing Administration, the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Rural Housing Services 
program. The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) 
guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on 
securities issued by private service institutions such as 
mortgage companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and 
savings and loan associations that assemble pools of mortgages 
and issue securities backed by the pools. In turn, investment 
proceeds are used to finance additional mortgage loans. 
Investors include non-traditional sources of credit in the 
housing market such as pension and retirement funds, life 
insurance companies, and individuals.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The recommendation includes a $500,000,000,000 limitation 
on loan commitments for mortgage-backed securities as requested 
and $19,000,000 for the personnel costs of GNMA, to be funded 
by Commitment and Multiclass fees. The recommendation for 
personnel costs is $500,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted 
level and $2,200,000 below the budget request.

                    Policy Development and Research





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $46,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        50,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        21,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -25,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -29,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Title V of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970, 
as amended, directs the Secretary of the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development to undertake programs of research, 
evaluation, and reports relating to the Department's mission 
and programs. These functions are carried out internally and 
through grants and contracts with industry, nonprofit research 
organizations, educational institutions, and through agreements 
with State and local governments and other Federal agencies. 
The research programs seek ways to improve the efficiency, 
effectiveness, and equity of HUD programs and to identify 
methods to achieve cost reductions. Additionally, this 
appropriation is used to support HUD evaluation and monitoring 
activities and to conduct housing surveys.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $21,000,000 for this account, 
which is a decrease of $25,000,000 below the level enacted in 
fiscal year 2013 and $29,000,000 below the budget request.
    Of the activities proposed in the budget, the Committee 
recommends $18,000,000 for the American Housing Survey and 
$2,000,000 for the new home sales and completions reports. 
Perhaps HUD will only be able to report quarterly on this 
economic indicator.
    The Committee has provided $5,000,000 for research 
dissemination. The Committee suggests that the development 
mobile apps for housing data is not the best use of Federal 
funds.

                   Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $70,847,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        71,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        55,847,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -15,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -15,153,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (OFHEO) is 
responsible for developing policies and guidance, and for 
providing technical support for enforcement of the Fair Housing 
Act and the civil rights statues. OFHEO serves as the central 
point for the formulation, clearance and dissemination of 
policies, intra-departmental clearances, and public information 
related to fair housing issues. OFHEO receives, investigates, 
conciliates and recommends the issuance of charges of 
discrimination and determinations of non-compliance for 
complaints filed under Title VIII and other civil rights 
authorities. Additionally, OFHEO conducts civil rights 
compliance reviews and compliance reviews under Section 3.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $55,847,000 for this account, 
which is $15,000,000 below the level enacted in fiscal year 
2013 and $15,153,000 below the request. Of the funds provided, 
$300,000 is for the Limited English Proficiency Initiative and 
$23,400,000 is for the Fair Housing Assistance Program. The 
Committee recommends that the Department focus resources on 
education, outreach, and training initiatives, and supporting 
local and state organizations. The Committee proposes that the 
National Fair Housing Training Academy should be self-
sustaining.

            Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes


                         LEAD HAZARD REDUCTION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $120,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       120,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        50,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -70,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -70,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is 
responsible for administering the Lead-Based Paint Hazard 
Reduction program authorized by Title X of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1992. The office also addresses 
multiple housing-related health hazards through the Healthy 
Homes Initiative, pursuant to the Secretary's authority in 
sections 501 and 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act 
of 1970 (12 U.S.C. 1701z-1 and 1701z-2).
    The office develops lead-based paint regulations, 
guidelines, and policies applicable to HUD programs and 
enforces the Lead Disclosure Rule issued under Title X. For 
both lead-related and Healthy Homes issues, the office designs 
and administers programs for grants, training, research, 
demonstration, and education.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $50,000,000 for the lead programs, 
which is $70,000,000 below both the level enacted in fiscal 
year 2013 and the budget request. Of the amount provided, the 
Committee recommends $5,000,000 for the Healthy Homes 
Initiative, and $2,500,000 for technical studies.

                      Information Technology Fund





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................   \2\$271,753,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       285,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       100,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -171,753,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -185,100,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
\2\Total amount through direct appropriations and transfers from other
  accounts.

    While HUD's Working Capital Fund (WCF) was established 
pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 3535 to provide necessary capital for the 
development of, modifications to, and infrastructure for 
Department-wide information technology systems, and for the 
continuing operation of both Department-wide and program-
specific information technology systems, HUD has never created 
the cost-accounting structure to operate a true WCF. The 2014 
budget justification proposed funding these activities 
department-wide through one account named the ``Information 
Technology Portfolio''. The Committee has chosen to use the 
name ``Information Technology Fund'' similar to almost 
identical accounts in other Cabinet-level departments and 
agencies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $100,000,000 in direct 
appropriations for the Working Capital Fund (WCF) to support 
Department-wide information technology system activities, 
$171,753,000 less than the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and 
$185,100,000 below than the budget request.
    The Committee has retained language that precludes the use 
of these or any other funds appropriated previously to the 
Working Capital Fund or program offices that previously 
transferred funds to the Working Capital Fund that would be 
used or transferred to any other entity in HUD or elsewhere for 
the purposes of implementing the Administration's ``e-Gov'' 
initiative without the Committee's approval in HUD's operating 
plan. The Committee directs that funds appropriated for 
specific projects and activities should not be reduced or 
eliminated in order to fund other activities inside and outside 
of HUD without the expressed approval of the Committee. HUD is 
not to contribute or participate in activities that are 
specifically precluded in legislation, unless the Committee 
agrees to a change.
    Further, the Committee modifies language requiring the 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) to audit and oversee 
HUD's information technology programs, development and 
investments. Since 2010 the Committee has required HUD to 
submit an expenditure plan outlining its IT modernization 
projects prior to spending a portion of the funds made 
available. Over the past few years, HUD has provided details 
regarding the modernization efforts in the plans. GAO has 
reviewed the plans and provided continuous briefings to the 
Committee on the plans' satisfaction of the statutory 
requirements. Recognizing progress made in planning IT 
modernization efforts, the Committee recommends modifying the 
contents of the plan to provide (1) details regarding HUD's 
portfolio of IT investments and (2) the status of the 
Department's efforts in applying IT management controls. It is 
expected that the Department will submit this plan to the 
Committee and GAO. This plan may also include additional 
information regarding the extent to which IT management 
controls have been applied to the projects associated with each 
IT investment in the department's portfolio. The Committee 
emphasizes the importance of pursuing a strategic approach as 
HUD continues to improve its IT management. To this end, in 
order to monitor the Department's progress, the Committee 
instructed GAO in 2012 to conduct several reviews. In 2013, GAO 
completed a review of the Department's IT project management 
practices. For fiscal year 2014, the Committee affirms its 
direction for GAO to also evaluate HUD's institutionalization 
of governance and cost estimating practices. In particular, the 
Committee remains interested in any achieved cost savings or 
operational efficiencies that have resulted (or may result) 
from the Department's improvement efforts.

                      Office of Inspector General





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $124,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       127,672,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       124,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -3,672,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Inspector General (IG) provides agency-wide 
audit and investigative functions to identify and correct 
management and administrative deficiencies that create 
conditions for existing or potential instances of waste, fraud, 
and mismanagement. The audit function provides internal audit, 
contract audit, and inspection services. Contract audits 
provide professional advice to agency contracting officials on 
accounting and financial matters relative to negotiation, 
award, administration, re-pricing, and settlement of contracts. 
Internal audits evaluate all facets of agency operations. 
Inspection services provide detailed technical evaluations of 
agency operations. The investigative function provides for the 
detection and investigation of improper and illegal activities 
involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $124,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General, which is the same as the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and $3,672,000 below the budget request.

                       Transformation Initiative





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $50,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     \2\80,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -80,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
\2\The budget proposes to transfer up to $80,000,000 from other accounts
  into the Transformation Initiative.

    The Transformation Initiative is the Department's effort to 
improve and streamline the systems and operations at HUD. 
Managed by the Office of Strategic Planning and Management, 
this initiative has three elements: (1) research, evaluation, 
and program metrics; (2) program demonstrations; (3) technical 
assistance and capacity building.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee was not able to provide funds for the 
transformation initiative, despite some of the research and 
successes of the program such as OneCPD and other technical 
assistance. Further, because of the low numbers in other 
accounts, the Committee could not recommend transferring funds. 
The Committee continues to find the mass transfer to be an 
awkward method of funding the activities under this account and 
distorts the resources required and available under the various 
donor program accounts.

    General Provisions--Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Section 201. The Committee continues the provision that 
relates to the division of financing adjustment factors.
    Section 202. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits available funds from being used to investigate or 
prosecute lawful activities under the Fair Housing Act.
    Section 203. The Committee continues by reference the two 
provisions in prior appropriations Acts that correct the HOPWA 
formula and make other technical corrections.
    Section 204. The Committee continues language requiring 
funds appropriated to be distributed on a competitive basis in 
accordance with the Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 205. The Committee continues language regarding the 
availability of funds subject to the Government Corporation 
Control Act and the Housing Act of 1950.
    Section 206. The Committee continues language regarding 
allocation of funds in excess of the budget estimates.
    Section 207. The Committee continues language regarding the 
expenditure of funds for corporations and agencies subject to 
the Government Corporation Control Act.
    Section 208. The Committee continues language requiring the 
Secretary to provide quarterly reports on uncommitted, 
unobligated and excess funds in each departmental program and 
activity.
    Section 209. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires that the Administration's budget and the Department's 
budget justifications for fiscal year 2015 shall be submitted 
in the identical account and sub-account structure provided in 
this Act.
    Section 210. The Committee continues the provision that 
exempts PHA Boards in Alaska, Iowa, and Mississippi and the 
County of Los Angeles from public housing resident 
representation requirement.
    Section 211. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the IG from changing the basis on which the audit of 
GNMA is conducted.
    Section 212 authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use 
agreements from an obsolete project to a viable project, 
provided that no additonal costs are incurred, and other 
conditions are met, as proposed by the House and the Senate.
    Section 213. The Committee continues the provision that 
sets forth requirements for eligibility for Section 8 voucher 
assistance, and includes consideration for persons with 
disabilities.
    Section 214. The Committee continues the provision that 
distributes Native American housing block grant funds to the 
same Native Alaskan recipients as 2005.
    Section 215. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages under Section 255 
of the National Housing Act.
    Section 216. The Committee continues the provision that 
instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any multifamily 
property that is owned by HUD.
    Section 217. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes the Secretary to waive certain requirements on 
adjusted income for certain assisted living projects for 
counties in Michigan.
    Section 218. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the recipient of a section 202 grant to establish a 
single-asset nonprofit entity to own the project and may lend 
the grant funds to such entity.
    Section 219. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows amounts provided under the Section 108 loan guarantee 
program may be used to guarantee notes or other obligations 
issued by any State on behalf of non-entitlement communities in 
the State.
    Section 220. The Committee continues the provision that 
instructs HUD that PHAs that own and operate 400 units or fewer 
of public housing are exempt from asset management 
requirements.
    Section 221. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the Secretary from imposing any requirement or 
guideline relating to asset management that restricts or limits 
the use of capital funds for central office costs, up to the 
limit established in QHWRA.
    Section 222. The Committee continues the provision that 
provides that no employee of the Department shall be designated 
as an allotment holder unless the CFO determines that such 
allotment holder has received training.
    Section 223. The Committee includes a provision that 
requires HUD to provide an annual report on the status of all 
Section 8 project-based housing.
    Section 224. The Committee continues language regarding 
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) announcements and 
publication.
    Section 225. The Committee continues the provision that 
provides that funding for indemnities is limited to non-
programmatic litigation and is restricted to the payment of 
attorney fees only.
    Section 226. The Committee continues the provision that 
authorizes the Secretary to transfer up to the lesser of 5 
percent or $5,000,000 of funds appropriated under the heading 
``Administration, Operations, and Management.''
    Section 227. The Committee continues the provision that 
allows the Disaster Housing Assistance Programs to be 
considered a program of the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development for the purpose of income verifications and 
matching.
    Section 228. The Committee continues a provision regarding 
PHA salary levels.
    Section 229. The Committee continues a provision that 
repeals the paragraphs under the heading ``Flexible Subsidy 
Fund.''
    Section 230. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows critical access hospitals to be insured under section 
242 of the National Housing Act.
    Section 231. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows the Secretary to increase loan guarantee fees under the 
Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program.
    Section 232. The Committee continues a provision which 
extends the availability of Hope VI funds appropriated in prior 
years.
    Section 233. The Committee includes a provision that 
requires annual, rather than quarterly, reporting by the 
Secretary regarding duplication of benefits in Community 
Development Fund disaster funding.
    Section 234. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funds to require public housing agencies to conduct a 
Green Physical Needs Assessment.
    Section 235. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funds for HUD's Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant 
program.

                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES

                       United States Access Board

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $7,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         7,448,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         7,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -48,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The United States Access Board (Access Board) was 
established by section 502 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 
and is the only Federal Agency whose primary mission is 
accessibility for people with disabilities. The Access Board is 
responsible for developing guidelines under the Americans with 
Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the 
Telecommunications Act. The Access Board is responsible for 
developing standards under section 508 of the Rehabilitation 
Act for accessible electronic and information technology used 
by Federal agencies. The Access Board also enforces the 
Architectural Barriers Act and provides training and technical 
assistance on the guidelines and standards it develops.
    The Access Board has been given responsibilities under the 
Help America Vote Act to serve on the Election Assistance 
Commission's Board of Advisors and Technical Guidelines 
Development Committee. Additionally, the Board maintains a 
small research program that develops technical assistance 
materials and provides information needed for rulemaking.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $7,400,000 for the operations of 
the Access Board, which is the same as the fiscal year 2013 
enacted level and $48,000 below the budget request.

                     Federal Housing Finance Agency

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.......................       $38,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        48,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        38,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -10,000,000


    The Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector 
General (FHFA) was established by the Housing and Economic 
Recovery Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-289). It promotes the efficient 
and effective conduct of the Federal Housing Finance Agency in 
its capacity as the primary regulator of the housing 
Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) and conservator of 
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. FHFA OIG activities are funded from 
FHFA's direct assessments on the housing GSEs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $38,000,000 
for fiscal year 2014, which is $10,000,000 below the budget 
request, and equal to the fiscal year 2013 level. The Committee 
notes that it did not receive a budget request for fiscal year 
2014. The Committee includes language directing the FHFA OIG to 
submit a fiscal year 2015 budget request in a similar format to 
other inspector general offices.

                      Federal Maritime Commission

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $24,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        25,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          +100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -800,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $24,200,000 for the Federal 
Maritime Commission, which is $100,000 above the fiscal year 
2013 appropriation and $800,000 less than the budget request.

            National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)


                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................       $20,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        25,300,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,300,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +4,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Amtrak Inspector General is an independent, objective 
unit responsible for detecting and preventing fraud, waste, 
abuse, and violations of law and for promoting economy, 
efficiency and effectiveness at Amtrak.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $25,300,000 for Amtrak's Office of 
Inspector General (Amtrak OIG), which is $4,800,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and the same amount proposed in 
the fiscal year 2014 budget.
    Budget justification.--The Committee appreciates that the 
Amtrak OIG submitted a separate budget request to the 
Committees on Appropriations and directs it to do so in fiscal 
year 2015.

                  National Transporation Safety Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $102,400,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       103,027,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       102,400,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -627,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

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

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $102,400,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the NTSB, which is equal to the fiscal year 2013 
level and $627,000 below the budget request.
    NTSB Academy.--The agency is encouraged to continue to seek 
additional opportunities to lease out, or otherwise generate 
revenue from the NTSB Academy, so that the agency can 
appropriately focus its resources on the important 
investigative work that is central to the agency's mission. In 
addition, the agency is again directed to submit detailed 
information on the costs associated with the NTSB Academy, as 
well as the revenue the facility is expected to generate, as 
part of the fiscal year 2015 budget request.

                 Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation


          PAYMENT TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD REINVESTMENT CORPORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................      $215,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       204,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       185,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -30,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -19,000,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation was created by 
the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation Act (title VI of the 
Housing and Community Development Amendments of 1978). 
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation now operates under the 
trade name `NeighborWorks America.' NeighborWorks America helps 
local communities establish working partnerships between 
residents and representatives of the public and private 
sectors. These partnership-based organizations are independent, 
tax-exempt, community-based nonprofit entities, often referred 
to as NeighborWorks organizations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $185,100,000 
for fiscal year 2014, which is $30,200,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 enacted level (presequester) and $19,000,000 below 
the fiscal year 2014 budget request.
    Of the funds provided, $127,100,000 is for the core 
program, which equal to the fiscal year 2014 request and 
$8,200,000 below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level.
    A total of $58,000,000 is for the National Foreclosure 
Mitigation Counseling (NFMC) Program, $19,000,000 below the 
fiscal year 2014 budget request, and $22,000,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level. The Committee notes that in 
fiscal year 2007, Congress initially provided ``one-time 
funding'' for NFMC in response the housing foreclosure crisis. 
According to RealtyTrac, U.S. Foreclosure filing fell in April 
2013 to the lowest level in more than six years. A total of 
144,790 properties received notices of default, auction or 
seizure, down 5 percent from March 2013 and 23 percent from a 
year earlier. It was the lowest tally since February 2007. 
Recognizing the improvement in the housing market and the 
reduction in foreclosures, the Committee reduces funding for 
NFMC.

           United States Interagency Council on Homelessness





Appropriation, fiscal year 2013\1\....................        $3,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         3,600,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -300,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -600,000

\1\Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The mission of the United States Interagency Council on 
Homelessness (USICH) is ``to coordinate the Federal response to 
homelessness and to create a national partnership at every 
level of government and with the private sector to reduce and 
end homelessness in the nation while maximizing the 
effectiveness of the Federal Government in contributing to the 
end of homelessness.'' 42 U.S.C. 11311 (2013).
    The USICH was reauthorized in 2009 in the Homeless 
Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) 
Act, P.L. 111-22, with a termination date of October 1, 2010. 
This date has since been extended to October 1, 2015.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,000,000 for the USICH, which is 
$300,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $600,000 below the budget 
request. The Committee does not include requests to make this 
program permanent or to increase the salary for the Executive 
Director.
    The Committee encourages USICH to work with agencies over 
the next couple of years to establish permanent working 
relationships and interagency relationships that will endure 
beyond USICH's sunset date in 2015. The Committee expects USICH 
to also find efficiencies and to begin to wind down activities 
as it transitions its coordination function to permanently 
authorized agencies. This transition should begin to leverage 
the resources of those agencies to continue interagency 
coordination on Opening Doors: the Federal Strategic Plan to 
Prevent and End Homelessness beyond 2015.

                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 401. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 402. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibiting transfers of funds unless expressly provided in 
this Act.
    Section 403. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
consulting service expenditures of public record in procurement 
contracts.
    Section 404. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures by subjecting the 
establishment of new offices and reorganizations to the 
reprogramming process.
    Section 405. The Committee continues a provision that 
ensures that 50 percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 406. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting employee training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 407. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any project that seeks to 
use the power of eminent domain unless eminent domain is 
employed only for a public use.
    Section 408. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the transfer of funds made available in this Act to 
any instrumentality of the United States Government except as 
authorized by this Act or any other appropriations Act.
    Section 409. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used to permanently 
replace an employee intent on returning to his past occupation 
after completion of military service.
    Section 410. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds in this Act from being used unless the 
expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 411. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being appropriated or made available to 
any person or entity that has been found to violate the Buy 
American Act.
    Section 412. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits funds for first-class airline accommodations in 
contravention of section 301-10.122 and 301-10.123 of title 41 
CFR.
    Section 413. The Committee continues the provision which 
prohibits funds in this Act or any prior Act from going to the 
group ACORN or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied 
organizations.
    Section 414. The Committee includes a provision limiting 
the use of funds to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, 
or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, corporations convicted 
of a felony criminal violation of Federal law within the 
preceding 24 months. The Department 0f Transportation and the 
Department of Housing and Urban Development shall each provide 
an annual report to the Committee, due within 30 days of the 
end of each fiscal year, detailing its implementation of this 
provision, including a list of affected corporations and a 
justification for any cases where it was determined that the 
limitation should not apply.
    Section 415. The Committee includes a provision that 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used to further the 
implementation of the European Union's greenhouse gas emissions 
trading scheme.
    Section 416. The Committee includes a provision limiting 
the use of funds to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, 
or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, corporations with 
certain unpaid Federal tax liabilities. The Department of 
Transportation and the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development shall each provide an annual report to the 
Committee, due within 30 days of the end of each fiscal year, 
detailing its implementation of this provision, including a 
list of affected corporations and a justification for any cases 
where it was determined that the limitation should not apply.
    Section 417. The Committee includes a new provision 
prohibiting the wind down of programs, projects or activities 
proposed for elimination in the future year budget unless 
provided for in an appropriations Act or through normal 
reprogramming procedures.
    Section 418. The Committee directs the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development and the Department of 
Transportation to include in future annual budget proposals 
clearly defined and prioritized mission goals and associated, 
multiyear plans for providing sufficient resources to realize 
those goals. Performance measures in future budget 
justifications should clearly demonstrate the extent to which 
prior year investments in programs, projects, and activities 
can be tied to progress toward achieving priority goals and 
include estimates for how proposed investments will contribute 
to additional progress. In particular, performance measures 
should measure outcome (results/impact), output (volume), and 
efficiency. In order to achieve this endeavor, the Committee 
includes a provision that directs the Departments, working with 
the Government Accountability Office, to each provide a 
comprehensive report that provides updated performance metrics 
that are measurable, repeatable, and directly linked to 
requests for funding.
    Section 419. The Committee includes a new provision 
expressing a sense of the Congress regarding poverty.
    Section 420. The Committee includes a provision 
establishing a ``Spending Reduction Account'' in the bill.

            House of Representatives Reporting Requirements

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

         STATEMENT OF GENERAL PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

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

                              RESCISSIONS

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following lists the rescissions 
of unexpended balances included in the accompanying bill:
     $237,000,000 from ``National infrastructure 
investments'';
     $2,750,000 from ``Transportation planning, 
research, and development'';
     $26,183,998 from ``Research, engineering and 
development'';
     $95,956,882 from ``Motor carrier safety grants'';
     $152,281,282 from ``Highway traffic safety 
grants'';
     $1,973,000 from ``Next generation high-speed 
rail'';
     $4,419,000 from the ``Northeast corridor 
improvement program'';
     $151,338,009 from the Federal Transit 
Administration (Section 163);
     Unobligated balances from section 1307(d) of P.L. 
109-59 (Section 193);
     Such sums that are available from terminated 
contract authority from fiscal year 1974 and prior from the 
``Housing certificate fund'';
     $120,000,000 from the ``Choice neighborhoods 
initiative'';
     Such sums that are available from ``Empowerment 
zones/Enterprise communities/Renewal communities'';
     Such sums that are available from the ``Community 
development loan guarantees program account''; and
     $3,500,000 from ``Rent supplement''.

                           TRANSFER OF FUNDS

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following lists the transfers of 
unexpended balances included in the accompanying bill:

              UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Account to which
 Account from which the transfer    the transfer is         Amount
             is made                     made
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Secretary.........  Office of the       5% of certain
                                   Secretary.          funds subject to
                                                       conditions
Federal Aviation Administration,  Federal Aviation    2% of certain
 Operations.                       Administration,     funds subject to
                                   Operations.         conditions
FHWA: Limitation on               Appalachian         $3,248,000
 administrative expenses.          Regional
                                   Commission.
MARAD: Operations & Training....  Maritime            $2,655,000
                                   Guaranteed Loan
                                   (Title XI)
                                   Program Account.
Pipeline & Hazardous Materials    Pipeline Safety...  $1,000,000
 Safety Administration.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

      UNDER TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Account to which
 Account from which the transfer    the transfer is         Amount
             is made                     made
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Project-Based Rental Assistance.  Program Office      Up to $200,000,000
                                   Salaries and
                                   Expenses, Housing.
Management and Administration     Program Office      5% or $5,000,000,
 (Sec. 226).                       Salaries and        whichever is
                                   Expenses.           less, subject to
                                                       conditions
Program Office Salaries and       Management and      5% or $5,000,000,
 Expenses (Sec. 226).              Administration.     whichever is
                                                       less, subject to
                                                       conditions
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   DISCLOSURE OF EARMARKS AND CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS

    Neither the bill nor the report contains any Congressional 
earmarks, limited tax benefits, or limited tariff benefits as 
defined in clause 9 of rule XXI.

           Compliance With Rule XII, Cl 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

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

NATIONAL HOUSING ACT

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TITLE II--MORTGAGE INSURANCE

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                    MORTGAGE INSURANCE FOR HOSPITALS

  Sec. 242. (a) * * *

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  (i) Termination of Exemption for Critical Access Hospitals.--
          (1) In general.--The exemption for critical access 
        hospitals under subsection (b)(1)(B) shall have no 
        effect after [July 31, 2011] July 31, 2016.
          (2) Report to congress.--Not later than 3 years after 
        July 31, 2003, the Secretary shall submit a report to 
        Congress detailing the effects of the exemption of 
        critical access hospitals from the provisions of 
        subsection (b)(1)(B) on--
                  (A) the provision of mortgage insurance to 
                hospitals under this section; and
                  (B) the General Insurance Fund established 
                under section 519.

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                 CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008


                          (Public Law 110-161)

   AN ACT Making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign 
 operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 
                   30, 2008, and for other purposes.



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DIVISION K--TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED 
AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008

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                                TITLE II


DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008

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HOUSING PROGRAMS

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                         [FLEXIBLE SUBSIDY FUND

                          [(TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  [From the Rental Housing Assistance Fund, all uncommitted 
balances of excess rental charges as of September 30, 2007, and 
any collections made during fiscal year 2008 and all subsequent 
fiscal years, shall be transferred to the Flexible Subsidy 
Fund, as authorized by section 236(g) of the National Housing 
Act.]

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS 
   HURRICANES IN THE GULF OF MEXICO, AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA ACT, 2006


                          (Public Law 109-148)



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                               DIVISION B


EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS TO ADDRESS HURRICANES IN THE GULF 
                 OF MEXICO AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA, 2006

  That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to address hurricanes 
in the Gulf of Mexico and pandemic influenza for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I

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DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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                   Community Planning and Development


                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

  For an additional amount for the ``Community development 
fund'', for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, 
long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in the 
most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences 
of hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico in 2005 in States for which 
the President declared a major disaster under title IV of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) in conjunction with Hurricane Katrina, 
Rita, or Wilma, $11,500,000,000, to remain available until 
expended, for activities authorized under title I of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-
383): Provided, That no State shall receive more than 54 
percent of the amount provided under this heading: Provided 
further, That funds provided under this heading shall be 
administered through an entity or entities designated by the 
Governor of each State: Provided further, That such funds may 
not be used for activities reimbursable by or for which funds 
are made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
or the Army Corps of Engineers: Provided further, That funds 
allocated under this heading shall not adversely affect the 
amount of any formula assistance received by a State under this 
heading: Provided further, That each State may use up to five 
percent of its allocation for administrative costs: Provided 
further, That Louisiana and Mississippi may each use up to 
$20,000,000 (with up to $400,000 each for technical assistance) 
from funds made available under this heading for LISC and the 
Enterprise Foundation for activities authorized by section 4 of 
the HUD Demonstration Act of 1993 (42 U.S.C. 9816 note), as in 
effect immediately before June 12, 1997, and for activities 
authorized under section 11 of the Housing Opportunity Program 
Extension Act of 1996, including demolition, site clearance and 
remediation, and program administration: Provided further, That 
in administering the funds under this heading, the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development shall waive, or specify 
alternative requirements for, any provision of any statute or 
regulation that the Secretary administers in connection with 
the obligation by the Secretary or the use by the recipient of 
these funds or guarantees (except for requirements related to 
fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the 
environment), upon a request by the State that such waiver is 
required to facilitate the use of such funds or guarantees, and 
a finding by the Secretary that such waiver would not be 
inconsistent with the overall purpose of the statute, as 
modified: Provided further, That the Secretary may waive the 
requirement that activities benefit persons of low and moderate 
income, except that at least 50 percent of the funds made 
available under this heading must benefit primarily persons of 
low and moderate income unless the Secretary otherwise makes a 
finding of compelling need: Provided further, That the 
Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any waiver of 
any statute or regulation that the Secretary administers 
pursuant to title I of the Housing and Community Development 
Act of 1974 no later than 5 days before the effective date of 
such waiver: Provided further, That every waiver made by the 
Secretary must be reconsidered according to the three previous 
provisos on the two-year anniversary of the day the Secretary 
published the waiver in the Federal Register: Provided further, 
That prior to the obligation of funds each State shall submit a 
plan to the Secretary detailing the proposed use of all funds, 
including criteria for eligibility and how the use of these 
funds will address long-term recovery and restoration of 
infrastructure: Provided further, That each State will report 
quarterly to the Committees on Appropriations on all awards and 
uses of funds made available under this heading, including 
specifically identifying all awards of sole-source contracts 
and the rationale for making the award on a sole-source basis: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall notify the 
Committees on Appropriations on any proposed allocation of any 
funds and any related waivers made pursuant to these provisions 
under this heading no later than 5 days before such waiver is 
made: Provided further, That the Secretary shall establish 
procedures to prevent recipients from receiving any duplication 
of benefits and report [quarterly] annually to the Committees 
on Appropriations with regard to all steps taken to prevent 
fraud and abuse of funds made available under this heading 
including duplication of benefits: Provided further, That the 
amounts provided under this heading are designated as an 
emergency requirement pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 
95 (109th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget 
for fiscal year 2006.

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 EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT FOR DEFENSE, THE GLOBAL WAR 
                ON TERROR, AND HURRICANE RECOVERY, 2006


                          (Public Law 109-234)



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                                TITLE II


FURTHER HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

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CHAPTER 9

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              DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


                   Community Planning and Development


                       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

  For an additional amount for the ``Community development 
fund'', for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, 
long-term recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in the 
most impacted and distressed areas related to the consequences 
of Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, or Wilma in States for which the 
President declared a major disaster under title IV of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
(42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), $5,200,000,000, to remain available 
until expended, for activities authorized under title I of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-
383): Provided, That funds provided under this heading shall be 
administered through an entity or entities designated by the 
Governor of each State: Provided further, That such funds may 
not be used for activities reimbursable by or for which funds 
are made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
or the Army Corps of Engineers: Provided further, That funds 
allocated under this heading shall not adversely affect the 
amount of any formula assistance received by a State under this 
heading: Provided further, That each State may use up to five 
percent of its allocation for administrative costs: Provided 
further, That not less than $1,000,000,000 from funds made 
available on a pro-rata basis according to the allocation made 
to each State under this heading shall be used for repair, 
rehabilitation, and reconstruction (including demolition, site 
clearance and remediation) of the affordable rental housing 
stock (including public and other HUD-assisted housing) in the 
impacted areas: Provided further, That no State shall receive 
more than $4,200,000,000: Provided further, That in 
administering the funds under this heading, the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development may waive, or specify alternative 
requirements for, any provision of any statute or regulation 
that the Secretary administers in connection with the 
obligation by the Secretary or the use by the recipient of 
these funds or guarantees (except for requirements related to 
fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor standards, and the 
environment), upon a request by the State that such waiver is 
required to facilitate the use of such funds or guarantees, and 
a finding by the Secretary that such waiver would not be 
inconsistent with the overall purpose of the statute: Provided 
further, That the Secretary may waive the requirement that 
activities benefit persons of low and moderate income, except 
that at least 50 percent of the funds made available under this 
heading must benefit primarily persons of low and moderate 
income unless the Secretary otherwise makes a finding of 
compelling need: Provided further, That the Secretary shall 
publish in the Federal Register any waiver of any statute or 
regulation that the Secretary administers pursuant to title I 
of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 no later 
than 5 days before the effective date of such waiver: Provided 
further, That every waiver made by the Secretary must be 
reconsidered according to the three previous provisos on the 
two-year anniversary of the day the Secretary published the 
waiver in the Federal Register: Provided further, That prior to 
the obligation of funds each State shall submit a plan to the 
Secretary detailing the proposed use of all funds, including 
criteria for eligibility and how the use of these funds will 
address long-term recovery and restoration of infrastructure: 
Provided further, That prior to the obligation of funds to each 
State, the Secretary shall ensure that such plan gives priority 
to infrastructure development and rehabilitation and the 
rehabilitation and reconstruction of the affordable rental 
housing stock including public and other HUD-assisted housing: 
Provided further, That each State will report quarterly to the 
Committees on Appropriations on all awards and uses of funds 
made available under this heading, including specifically 
identifying all awards of sole-source contracts and the 
rationale for making the award on a sole-source basis: Provided 
further, That the Secretary shall notify the Committees on 
Appropriations on any proposed allocation of any funds and any 
related waivers made pursuant to these provisions under this 
heading no later than 5 days before such waiver is made: 
Provided further, That the Secretary shall establish procedures 
to prevent recipients from receiving any duplication of 
benefits and report [quarterly] annually to the Committees on 
Appropriations with regard to all steps taken to prevent fraud 
and abuse of funds made available under this heading including 
duplication of benefits: Provided further, That of the amounts 
made available under this heading, $12,000,000 shall be 
transferred to ``Management and Administration, Salaries and 
Expenses'', of which $7,000,000 is for the administrative 
costs, including IT costs, of the KDHAP/DVP voucher program; 
$9,000,000 shall be transferred to the Office of Inspector 
General; and $6,000,000 shall be transferred to HUD's Working 
Capital Fund: Provided further, That none of the funds provided 
under this heading may be used by a State or locality as a 
matching requirement, share, or contribution for any other 
Federal program: Provided further, That the amounts provided 
under this heading are designated as an emergency requirement 
pursuant to section 402 of H. Con. Res. 95 (109th Congress), 
the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2006.

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                 SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008


                          (Public Law 110-252)



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TITLE II--DOMESTIC MATTERS

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                CHAPTER 6--HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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                   Community Planning and Development


                       community development fund

  For an additional amount for ``Community Development Fund'', 
for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term 
recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in areas covered by 
a declaration of major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) as a result of recent natural disasters, 
$300,000,000, to remain available until expended, for 
activities authorized under title I of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383): 
Provided, That funds provided under this heading shall be 
administered through an entity or entities designated by the 
Governor of each State: Provided further, That such funds may 
not be used for activities reimbursable by or for which funds 
are made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
or the Army Corps of Engineers: Provided further, That funds 
allocated under this heading shall not adversely affect the 
amount of any formula assistance received by a State under this 
heading: Provided further, That each State may use up to five 
percent of its allocation for administrative costs: Provided 
further, That in administering the funds under this heading, 
the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall waive, or 
specify alternative requirements for, any provision of any 
statute or regulation that the Secretary administers in 
connection with the obligation by the Secretary or the use by 
the recipient of these funds or guarantees (except for 
requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor 
standards, and the environment), upon a request by the State 
that such waiver is required to facilitate the use of such 
funds or guarantees, and a finding by the Secretary that such 
waiver would not be inconsistent with the overall purpose of 
the statute, as modified: Provided further, That the Secretary 
may waive the requirement that activities benefit persons of 
low and moderate income, except that at least 50 percent of the 
funds made available under this heading must benefit primarily 
persons of low and moderate income unless the Secretary 
otherwise makes a finding of compelling need: Provided further, 
That the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any 
waiver of any statute or regulation that the Secretary 
administers pursuant to title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974 no later than 5 days before the 
effective date of such waiver: Provided further, That every 
waiver made by the Secretary must be reconsidered according to 
the three previous provisos on the two-year anniversary of the 
day the Secretary published the waiver in the Federal Register: 
Provided further, That prior to the obligation of funds each 
State shall submit a plan to the Secretary detailing the 
proposed use of all funds, including criteria for eligibility 
and how the use of these funds will address long-term recovery 
and restoration of infrastructure: Provided further, That each 
State will report quarterly to the Committees on Appropriations 
on all awards and uses of funds made available under this 
heading, including specifically identifying all awards of sole-
source contracts and the rationale for making the award on a 
sole-source basis: Provided further, That the Secretary shall 
notify the Committees on Appropriations on any proposed 
allocation of any funds and any related waivers made pursuant 
to these provisions under this heading no later than 5 days 
before such waiver is made: Provided further, That the 
Secretary shall establish procedures to prevent recipients from 
receiving any duplication of benefits and report [quarterly] 
annually to the Committees on Appropriations with regard to all 
steps taken to prevent fraud and abuse of funds made available 
under this heading including duplication of benefits.

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      CONSOLIDATED SECURITY, DISASTER ASSISTANCE, AND CONTINUING 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2009


                          (Public Law 110-329)



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TITLE III--NATURAL DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY

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                CHAPTER 6--HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT


DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

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                   Community Planning and Development


                       community development fund

  For an additional amount for ``Community Development Fund'', 
for necessary expenses related to disaster relief, long-term 
recovery, and restoration of infrastructure in areas covered by 
a declaration of major disaster under title IV of the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) as a result of recent natural disasters, 
$300,000,000, to remain available until expended, for 
activities authorized under title I of the Housing and 
Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-383): 
Provided, That funds provided under this heading shall be 
administered through an entity or entities designated by the 
Governor of each State: Provided further, That such funds may 
not be used for activities reimbursable by or for which funds 
are made available by the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
or the Army Corps of Engineers: Provided further, That funds 
allocated under this heading shall not adversely affect the 
amount of any formula assistance received by a State under this 
heading: Provided further, That each State may use up to five 
percent of its allocation for administrative costs: Provided 
further, That in administering the funds under this heading, 
the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development shall waive, or 
specify alternative requirements for, any provision of any 
statute or regulation that the Secretary administers in 
connection with the obligation by the Secretary or the use by 
the recipient of these funds or guarantees (except for 
requirements related to fair housing, nondiscrimination, labor 
standards, and the environment), upon a request by the State 
that such waiver is required to facilitate the use of such 
funds or guarantees, and a finding by the Secretary that such 
waiver would not be inconsistent with the overall purpose of 
the statute, as modified: Provided further, That the Secretary 
may waive the requirement that activities benefit persons of 
low and moderate income, except that at least 50 percent of the 
funds made available under this heading must benefit primarily 
persons of low and moderate income unless the Secretary 
otherwise makes a finding of compelling need: Provided further, 
That the Secretary shall publish in the Federal Register any 
waiver of any statute or regulation that the Secretary 
administers pursuant to title I of the Housing and Community 
Development Act of 1974 no later than 5 days before the 
effective date of such waiver: Provided further, That every 
waiver made by the Secretary must be reconsidered according to 
the three previous provisos on the two-year anniversary of the 
day the Secretary published the waiver in the Federal Register: 
Provided further, That prior to the obligation of funds each 
State shall submit a plan to the Secretary detailing the 
proposed use of all funds, including criteria for eligibility 
and how the use of these funds will address long-term recovery 
and restoration of infrastructure: Provided further, That each 
State will report quarterly to the Committees on Appropriations 
on all awards and uses of funds made available under this 
heading, including specifically identifying all awards of sole-
source contracts and the rationale for making the award on a 
sole-source basis: Provided further, That the Secretary shall 
notify the Committees on Appropriations on any proposed 
allocation of any funds and any related waivers made pursuant 
to these provisions under this heading no later than 5 days 
before such waiver is made: Provided further, That the 
Secretary shall establish procedures to prevent recipients from 
receiving any duplication of benefits and report [quarterly] 
annually to the Committees on Appropriations with regard to all 
steps taken to prevent fraud and abuse of funds made available 
under this heading including duplication of benefits.

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               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

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

                 TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
`Salaries and expenses' specifying certain amounts for 
individual offices of the Office of the Secretary and official 
reception and representation expenses; specifying transfer 
authority among offices; allowing up to $2,500,000 in user fees 
to be credited to the account; and prohibiting the 
establishment of Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Research and technology' which limits the availability of 
funds; transfers the functions and personnel of the Research 
and Innovative Technology Administration to the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology; changes the 
availability of funds; and allows funds received from other 
entities to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Financial management capital' which provides funds to upgrade 
DOT's financial systems and processes, and changes the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Cyber security initiatives' which provides funds for 
information technology security upgrades, and changes the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Office of civil rights', which provides funds for 
implementation of the civil rights laws and departmental civil 
rights policies in all official actions and programs.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Transportation planning, research, and development' which 
provides funds for conducting transportation planning, 
research, systems development, development activities and 
making grants, and changes the availability of funds.
    Language is included that limits operating costs and 
capital outlays of the Working Capital Fund for the Department 
of Transportation; provides that services shall be provided on 
a competitive basis, except for non-DOT entities; restricts the 
transfer for any funds to the Working Capital Fund with 
approval; and limits special assessments or reimbursable 
agreements levied against any program, project or activity 
funded in this Act to only those assessments or reimbursable 
agreements that are presented to and approved by the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Minority business resource center' which limits the amount of 
loans that can be subsidized, and provides funds for 
administrative expenses.
    Language is included under Office of the Secretary, 
`Minority business outreach' specifying that funds may be used 
for business opportunities related to any mode of 
transportation, and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of the Secretary, 
`Payments to air carriers' that allows the Secretary of 
Transportation to consider subsidy requirements when 
determining service to a community, limits funds only to 
communities served in fiscal year 2011, eliminates the 
requirement that carriers use at least 15-passenger aircraft, 
and prohibits funds to communities that require a rate of 
subsidy per passenger in excess of $500.
    Section 101 prohibits the Office of the Secretary of 
Transportation from approving assessments or reimbursable 
agreements pertaining to funds appropriated to the modal 
administrations in this Act, unless such assessments or 
agreements have completed the normal reprogramming process for 
Congressional notification.
    Section 102 allows the Secretary or his designee to work 
with States and State legislators to consider proposals related 
to the reduction of motorcycle fatalities.
    Section 103 allows the Department to use the Working 
Capital Fund to provide transit benefits to Federal employees.
    Section 104 sets administrative requirements of the 
Department's Credit Council.
    Language is included under the Federal Aviation 
Administration, `Operations' that specifies funds for certain 
activities and specifies transfers authority among activities; 
derives some funds from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund; 
requires various staffing plans by a certain date with 
financial penalties for late submissions; permits the use of 
funds to enter into a grant agreement with a nonprofit standard 
setting organization to develop aviation safety standards; 
prohibits the use of funds for new applicants of the second 
career training program; prohibits funds to plan, finalize, or 
implement any regulation that would promulgate new aviation 
user fees not specifically authorized by law; credits funds 
received from other entities for expenses incurred in the 
provision of agency services; specifies funds for the contract 
tower programs; and prohibits funds from certain activities 
coordinated through the Working Capital Fund.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
`Facilities and equipment' to fund various activities from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund; that limits the availability of 
funds, that allows certain funds received for expenses incurred 
in the establishment and modernization of air navigation 
facilities to be credited to the account; and that requires the 
Secretary of Transportation to transmit a comprehensive capital 
investment plan for the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
`Research, engineering, and development' that provides funds 
from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund; that limits the 
availability of funds; and that allows certain funds received 
for expenses incurred in research, engineering and development 
to be credited to the account.
    Language is included under Federal Aviation Administration, 
`Grants-in-aid for airports' that provides funds from the 
Airport and Airway Trust Fund and limits and/or prohibits the 
availability of funds for certain activities.
    Section 110 limits the number of technical workyears at the 
Center for Advanced Aviation Systems Development to 600 in 
fiscal year 2014.
    Section 111 prohibits FAA from requiring airport sponsors 
to provide the agency `without cost' building construction, 
maintenance, utilities and expenses, or space in sponsor-owned 
buildings, except in the case of certain specified exceptions.
    Section 112 allows reimbursement for fees collected and 
credited under 49 U.S.C. 45303.
    Section 113 allows reimbursement of funds for providing 
technical assistance to foreign aviation authorities to be 
credited to the operations account.
    Section 114 prohibits the FAA from paying Sunday premium 
pay except in those cases where the individual actually worked 
on a Sunday.
    Section 115 prohibits FAA from using funds to purchase 
store gift cards or gift certificates through a government-
issued credit card.
    Section 116 requires approval from the Assistant Secretary 
for Administration of the Department of Transportation for 
retention bonuses for any FAA employee.
    Section 117 requires the Secretary to block the display of 
an owner or operator's aircraft registration number in the 
Aircraft Situational Display to Industry program, upon the 
request of an owner or operator.
    Section 118 prohibits funds for more than 7 political 
appointees at the Federal Aviation Administration.
    Section 119 prohibits funds to increase fees pursuant to 
Section 44721 of title 49, U.S.C. until the FAA conducts public 
outreach to aviation stakeholders and has reported its 
justification of its fees to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 119A prohibits funds to change weight restrictions 
or prior permission rules at Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New 
Jersey.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, `Limitation on administrative expenses' that 
limits the amount to be paid, together with advances and 
reimbursements received, for the administrative expenses of the 
agency. In addition to this limitation, an amount is specified 
that is to be made available to the Appalachian Regional 
Commission for administrative expenses.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, `Federal-aid highways' that limits the 
obligations for Federal-aid highways and highway safety 
construction programs, allows the Secretary to charge, collect 
and spend fees for the costs of underwriting and servicing 
Federal credit instruments, and provides that such amounts are 
in addition to administrative expenses, not subject to any 
obligation limitation or limitation on administrative expenses 
under section 608 of title 23, U.S.C., and available until 
expended.
    Language is included under the Federal Highway 
Administration, `Federal-aid highways' that liquidates contract 
authority from the Highway Trust Fund.
    Section 120 distributes obligation authority among Federal-
aid highways programs.
    Section 121 credits funds received by the Bureau of 
Transportation Statistics to the Federal-aid highways account.
    Section 122 provides requirements for any waiver of the Buy 
America Act.
    Section 123 repurposes funds made available in prior fiscal 
years for the administrative expenses of the Federal Highway 
Administration.
    Section 124 prohibits tolling in Texas, with exceptions.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, `Motor carrier safety operations and programs' 
that provides a limitation on obligations and liquidation of 
contract authorization; makes funds available until expended; 
specifies amounts available for specific activities; and 
prohibits funds for outreach and education from being 
transferred.
    Language is included under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration, `Motor carrier safety grants' that provides a 
limitation on obligations and liquidation of contract 
authorization; specifies amounts available for various 
programs; and permanently rescinds funds available from 
unobligated balances of contract authority.
    Section 130 continues a provision subjecting funds 
appropriated in this Act to the terms and conditions included 
in prior appropriations Acts regarding Mexico-domiciled motor 
carriers.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, `Operations and research' that limits the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included under National Highway Traffic Safety 
Administration, `Operations and research' that provides a 
limitation on obligations and a liquidation of contract 
authorization from the Highway Trust Fund; specifies amounts 
for various programs; and makes available unobligated balances 
of prior year contract authority.
    Language is included under the National Highway Traffic 
Safety Administration `Highway traffic safety grants' that 
provides a limitation on obligations; limits the availability 
of funds; specifies the amounts for various programs; provides 
a liquidation of contract authorization from the Highway Trust 
Fund; prohibits and limits funds for specific purposes; and 
rescinds unobligated balances of prior year contract authority.
    Section 140 provides funding for travel and related 
expenses for state management reviews and highway safety core 
competency development training.
    Section 141 exempts obligation authority that was made 
available in previous public laws from limitations on 
obligations for the current year.
    Section 142 prohibits funding for the National Highway 
Safety Advisory Committee.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
`Safety and operations' limiting the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
`Railroad research and development' limiting the availability 
of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Railroad Administration, 
`Railroad rehabilitation and improvement financing program' 
authorizing the Secretary to issue direct loans and loan 
guarantees under sections 502 through 504 of the Railroad 
Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act and prohibits new 
direct loans or loan guarantee commitments in 2014 that use 
Federal funds for the credit risk premium.
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, `Operating subsidy grants to the National 
Railroad Passenger Corporation' that provides funds to the 
Secretary of Transportation for a specified purpose and limits 
the availability of funds; allows the Secretary to make 
quarterly grants to the National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation; allows the Secretary to approve funding only after 
receiving and reviewing a grant request for each train route; 
ensures that each grant request is accompanied by a detailed 
financial analysis, revenue projection, and capital expenditure 
projection; requires the Corporation to submit a number of 
reports, including a business plan, a five year financial plan, 
an annual budget; requires that the budget, business plan, 
monthly performance reports, and the 5-Year Financial Plan 
separately account for ridership, revenues, capital and 
operating expenses for the Northeast Corridor, commuter 
service, long-distance Amtrak service, State-supported service, 
each intercity train route, and commercial activities; requires 
that the 5-Year Financial Plan include a description of work, 
associated cost estimates, and completion dates; requires the 
budget, business plan, and the 5-Year Financial Plan include 
annual information on maintenance, refurbishment, replacement, 
and expansion for Amtrak rolling stock consistent with the 
comprehensive fleet plan; requires that the business plan be 
submitted semiannually in electronic format, and that it 
describe work completed, explain changes, identify and justify 
sole-source contracts, and describe progress against the 2012 
performance improvement plan milestones; requires the 
Corporation to display the budget and all plans on its Web site 
following submission to appropriate entities and requires plans 
to be accompanied by a comprehensive fleet plan for Amtrak 
rolling stock addressing specific issues and containing 
specified information; requires the Corporation to follow the 
provisions of the direct loan agreement; prohibits funds to 
support any route with a discounted fare of more than 50 
percent off the normal peak fare, unless the operating loss is 
the result of a discount covered by a State; and requires 
Amtrak to submit a 2015 budget similar to other Federal 
agencies.
    Language is included under the Federal Railroad 
Administration, `Capital and debt service grants to the 
national railroad passenger corporation' that allows the 
Secretary of Transportation to make grants on a reimbursable 
basis to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation for the 
maintenance and repair of capital infrastructure and debt 
service and to meet the requirements of the Americans with 
Disability Act; allows the Secretary to retain some funds to be 
used for oversight; bars a portion of these funds under this 
section to be used by the Corporation as a working capital 
account to cover operating losses; restricts the use of funds 
unless they have been approved by the Secretary or are 
contained in the Corporation's business plan; and allows the 
Secretary to retain an amount to be used by the Northeast 
Corridor Commission.
    Section 150 ceases the availability of Amtrak funds if the 
railroad contracts for services outside the United States for 
any service performed by a full-time or part-time Amtrak 
employee as of July 1, 2006.
    Section 151 allows FRA to receive and use cash or spare 
parts to repair and replace damaged automated track inspection 
cars and equipment in connection with the automated track 
inspection program.
    Section 152 authorizes the Secretary to allow issuers of 
any preferred stock to redeem or repurchase such stock sold to 
the Department.
    Section 153 limits overtime to $35,000 per employee, allows 
Amtrak's president to waive this restriction for specific 
employees for safety or operational efficiency reasons, 
requires notification to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations within 30 days of granting such a waiver, and 
requires the Corporation to submit monthly and annual reports 
with specified information related to overtime.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
`Administrative expenses' specifying amounts for certain 
activities; prohibiting a permanent office of transit security; 
and directing the submission of the annual report on new 
starts.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
`Transit formula grants' that provides a limitation on 
obligations from the Highway Trust Fund, provides for the 
liquidation of contract authority, and limits the availability 
of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
`Research, development, demonstration, and deployment program'' 
that limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration 
`Transit cooperative research program' that limits the 
availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration 
`Technical assistance and standards development' that limits 
the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration 
`Human resources and training' that limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
`Capital investment grants' that limits the availability of 
funds.
    Language is included under Federal Transit Administration, 
`Washington metropolitan area transit authority' that limits 
the availability of funds; that requires the Secretary to 
review projects before a grant is made; that requires the 
Secretary to determine that WMATA has placed the highest 
priority on safety investments; and allows the Secretary to 
waive the requirement for cellular phone service.
    Section 160 exempts previously made transit obligations 
from limitations on obligations.
    Section 161 allows funds appropriated for capital 
investment grants and bus and bus facilities not obligated by 
September 30, 2015, plus other recoveries to be available for 
other projects under 49 U.S.C. 5309.
    Section 162 allows for the transfer of prior year 
appropriations from older accounts to be merged into new 
accounts with similar, current activities.
    Section 163 rescinds prior year unobligated funds.
    Section 164 permits the Secretary to consider significant 
private contributions when calculating the non-Federal share of 
new starts projects.
    Section 165 prohibits a full funding grant agreement for a 
project with a new starts share greater than 50 percent.
    Section 166 prohibits funds for a certain fixed guideway 
project in Houston, Texas.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation that authorizes expenditures, 
contracts, and commitments as may be necessary.
    Language is included under the Saint Lawrence Seaway 
Development Corporation `Operations and maintenance' that 
provides funds derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
`Maritime security program' that provides funds to preserve a 
U.S. flag merchant fleet.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
`Operations and training' that provides dedicated funds for 
salaries and benefits of employees of the United States 
Merchant Marine Academy, Student Incentive Program payments, 
capital improvements at the United States Merchant Marine 
Academy, and the State Maritime Schools Schoolship Maintenance 
and Repair; directs allotment holders, and limits funds until 
the Secretary completes a plan detailing how funding will be 
expended at the Academy.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, `Ship 
disposal' that limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Maritime Administration, 
`Maritime guaranteed loan (title XI) program account' that 
provides for the transfer to ``Operations and training.''
    Section 170 allows the Maritime Administration to furnish 
utilities and services and make repairs to any lease, contract, 
or occupancy involving government property under the control of 
MARAD.
    Section 171 continues a provision regarding MARAD ship 
disposal.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, `Operational expenses' which specifies 
the amount derived from the pipeline safety fund and requires 
that $1,000,000 be transferred to the ``Pipeline safety'' 
account to fund pipeline safety information grants to 
communities.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, `Hazardous materials safety' which 
limits the availability of a certain amount and allows up to 
$800,000 in fees collected under 49 U.S.C. 5108(g) to be 
deposited in the general fund of the Treasury as offsetting 
receipts.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, `Hazardous materials safety' that 
credits certain funds received for expenses incurred for 
training and other activities incurred in performance of 
hazardous materials exemptions and approval functions.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, `Pipeline safety' which specifies the 
amounts derived from the Pipeline Safety Fund, the Oil Spill 
Liability Trust Fund, and the Pipeline Safety Design Review 
Fund, and limits their period of availability.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, `Pipeline safety' that requires the 
agency to fund the one-call state grant program.
    Language is included under Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 
Safety Administration, `Emergency preparedness grants' which 
specifies the amount derived from the Emergency Preparedness 
Fund, limits the availability of some funds, and prohibits 
funds from being obligated by anyone other than the Secretary 
or a designee of the Secretary.
    Language is included under Office of Inspector General, 
`Salaries and expenses' that provides the Inspector General 
with all necessary authority to investigate allegations of 
fraud by any person or entity that is subject to regulation by 
the Department of Transportation and the authority to 
investigate unfair or deceptive practices and unfair methods of 
competition by domestic and foreign air carriers and ticket 
agents.
    Language is included under the Office of the Inspector 
General, `Salaries and expenses' providing the IG with 
authority to conduct audits and investigations of the 
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and to 
require MWAA to reimburse the IG to these audits and 
investigations.
    Language is included under Surface Transportation Board, 
`Salaries and expenses' allowing the collection of $1,250,000 
in fees established by the Chairman of the Surface 
Transportation Board; and providing that the sum appropriated 
from the general fund shall be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar 
basis as such fees are received.
    Section 180 allows the Department of Transportation to use 
funds for aircraft; motor vehicles; liability insurance; 
uniforms; or allowances, as authorized by law.
    Section 181 limits appropriations for services authorized 
by 5 U.S.C. 3109 to the rate for an Executive Level IV.
    Section 182 prohibits funds in this Act for salaries and 
expenses of more than 110 political and Presidential appointees 
in the Department of Transportation, and prohibits political 
and Presidential personnel assigned on temporary detail outside 
the Department of Transportation.
    Section 183 prohibits recipients of funds made available in 
this Act from releasing personal information, including social 
security number, medical or disability information, and 
photographs from a driver's license or motor vehicle record, 
without express consent of the person to whom such information 
pertains; and prohibits the withholding of funds provided in 
this Act for any grantee if a state is in noncompliance with 
this provision.
    Section 184 allows funds received by the Federal Highway 
Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the Federal 
Railroad Administration from states, counties, municipalities, 
other public authorities, and private sources to be used for 
expenses incurred for training may be credited to each agency's 
respective accounts.
    Section 185 prohibits funds in Title I of this Act from 
being issued for any grant unless the Secretary of 
Transportation notifies the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations not less than three full business days before 
any discretionary grant award, letter of intent, or full 
funding grant agreement totaling $500,000 or more is announced 
by the department or its modal administrations.
    Section 186 allows funds received from rebates, refunds, 
and similar sources to be credited to Department of 
Transportation appropriations.
    Section 187 allows amounts from improper payments to a 
third party contractor that are lawfully recovered by the 
Department of Transportation to be available to cover expenses 
incurred in recovery of such payments.
    Section 188 stipulates that the Committees on 
Appropriations solely approve or deny any funds provided or 
limited in this Act that are subject to a reprogramming action 
that requires notice to be provided to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 189 prohibits the Surface Transportation Board from 
charging or collecting filing fees for late complaints in an 
amount in excess of the authorized amount under section 1914 of 
title 28, United States Code.
    Section 190 allows funds to modal administrations to be 
obligated to the Office of the Secretary for the costs related 
to assessments or reimbursable agreements only when the 
services provide a direct benefit to the applicable modal 
administration.
    Section 191 allows the use of the Working Capital Fund to 
carry out the Federal Transit Pass program.
    Section 192 prohibits funds for California High Speed Rail.
    Section 193 rescinds prior year unobligated balances from 
the magnetic levitation train program and appropriates funds 
for rail safety crossings and rail planning.
    Section 194 prohibits funds for the Surface Transportation 
Board to take action on a high-speed rail project in California 
unless the STB considerers the project as a whole.

         TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Management and administration' which designates 
funds for `Executive offices'; designates funds `Administrative 
support offices;' specifies funding for claims and indemnities, 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of the General 
Counsel, Office of the Chief Human Capital Office, Office of 
Field Policy Management, Office of the Chief Procurement 
Officer, Office of the Departmental Equal Employment 
Opportunity, Office of Strategic Planning and Management, and 
Office of the Chief Information Officer; allows a certain 
amount of funds to remain available through fiscal year 2015; 
limits official reception and representation expenses to 
$25,000; allows funds to be used for certain administrative and 
non-administrative expenses; and allows funds to be used for 
advertising and promotional activities that support the housing 
mission area.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Tenant-based rental assistance' which specifies 
funds for certain programs, activities and purposes and limits 
the use and availability of certain funds; specifies the 
methodology for allocation of renewal funding; directs the 
Secretary to provide renewal funding based on validated voucher 
system leasing and cost data for the prior year; prohibits 
funds to exceed a public housing agency's authorized level of 
units under contract, except for those participating in the 
Moving to Work demonstration; directs the Secretary to the 
extent possible to prorate each public housing agency's (PHA) 
allocation; directs the Secretary to notify PHAs of their 
annual budget the later of 60 days after enactment of the Act 
or March 1, 2014; allows the Secretary to extend the 
notification period with the prior approval of the House and 
Senate appropriations committees; specifies the amounts 
available to the Secretary to allocate to PHAs that need 
additional funds and for fees; specifies the amount for 
additional rental subsidy due to unforeseen emergencies and 
portability; provides funding for public housing agencies with 
vouchers that were not in use during the previous 12 month 
period in order to be available to meet a commitment pursuant 
to section 8(o)(13); provides funding for incremental vouchers 
for homeless veterans; and provides for adjustments in 
allocations for PHAs that participate in the Small Area Fair 
Market Rent demonstration.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Tenant-based rental assistance' which provides 
funds for tenant protection vouchers; sets certain conditions 
for the Secretary to provide such vouchers; provides funds for 
residents of multi-family properties that would not otherwise 
have been eligible for tenant-protection vouchers; and sets 
eligibility requirements for multi-family properties to 
participate in the program.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Tenant-based rental assistance' which provides 
funds for administrative and other expenses of public housing 
agencies to administer the section 8 tenant-based rental 
assistance program; sets an amount to be available to PHAs that 
need additional funds to administer tenant protection 
assistance, disaster related vouchers, Veterans Affairs 
Supportive Housing vouchers and other special purpose vouchers; 
establishes that `Moving to Work' (MTW) agencies be funded 
pursuant to their MTW agreements; provides funds for family 
self-sufficiency coordinators; and provides funds for section 
811 mainstream vouchers.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Tenant-based rental assistance' which provides 
funds for Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers, 
sets requirements for the administration of VASH vouchers, 
specifies that funds shall remain available for homeless 
veterans upon turn-over of such vouchers, and requires the 
Secretary separately track such vouchers.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Housing certificate fund' which rescinds prior 
year funds; and allows the Secretary to use recaptures to fund 
project-based contracts and contract administrators.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Public housing capital fund' which limits the 
availability of funds; limits the delegation of certain waiver 
authorities and prohibits funds from being used for certain 
activities; specifies the total amount available for certain 
activities; specifies an amount for ongoing Public Housing 
Financial and Physical Assessment activities of the Real Estate 
Assessment Center; specifies an amount for emergency capital 
needs; makes funds available for bonuses for high performing 
PHAs; specifies the amount for a Jobs-plus Pilot initiative and 
specifies that the initiative shall provide competitive grants; 
specifies that the Secretary may waive or specify alternative 
requirements; and specifies that the Secretary shall provide 
public notice of any waiver or alternative requirement.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Public housing operating fund' which allows the 
Secretary to take into account flat rents and medical 
thresholds on public housing agencies' formula income levels.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Native American housing block grants' which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the formula for 
allocation; specifies the amounts for technical assistance and 
capacity building to support the inspection of Indian housing 
units, administrative expenses, to subsidize the total 
principal amount of any notes, and the cost of guaranteed 
notes, which are defined in section 502 of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Family self-sufficiency' which allows the 
Secretary to waive or specify certain requirements to better 
fulfill the purposes of the family self-sufficiency program.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Indian housing loan guarantee fund program 
account' which limits the availability of funds; specifies how 
to define the costs of modifying loans; specifies the amount 
and availability of funds to subsidize total loan principal; 
and provides a dedicated amount for administrative expenses.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Housing opportunities for persons with AIDS' 
which limits availability of funds and sets forth certain 
requirements for the allocation of funds and renewal of 
contracts.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Community development fund' which limits the use 
and availability of certain funds; specifies the allocation of 
certain funds; specifies the amount made available for grants 
to federally-recognized Indian tribes, prohibits funding for 
grants under the Economic Development Initiative, Neighborhood 
Initiatives, Rural Innovation Fund, and Section 107 of the 
Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; and requires 
grantee notification of formula allocations within 60 days of 
enactment.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Empowerment zones/enterprise communities/renewal 
communities' that permanently rescinds unobligated balances 
from carryover and recaptures.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Community development loan guarantees program 
account' which limits the availability of funds; directs the 
Secretary to collect fees from borrowers adequate to result in 
credit subsidy cost of zero; specifies how to define the costs 
of modifying loans; and rescinds all unobligated balances of 
budget authority previously appropriated or recaptured under 
the account.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Home investment partnerships program' which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the allocation of 
certain funds for certain purposes; specifies multiple 
oversight requirements that are effective until the Final Rule 
entitled `Home Investment Partnerships Program; Improving 
Performance and Accountability; Updating Property Standards' is 
published and effective; specifies certain conditions on prior 
year technical assistance funding; and directs HUD to notify 
formula grantees no later than 60 days after enactment of the 
Act.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Self-help and assisted homeownership opportunity 
program' which limits the availability of funds; and specifies 
the allocation of certain funds for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Homeless assistance grants' which limits the 
availability of funds; specifies the allocation of certain 
funds for certain purposes; specifies matching requirements; 
requires grantees to integrate homeless programs with other 
social service providers; allows transferred and recaptured 
balances to be used for project renewals; and requires 
notification of formula allocations within 60 days of 
enactment.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Project-based rental assistance' which limits the 
availability of funds and specifies the allocation of certain 
funds for certain purposes; allows the transfer of funds to the 
Office of Housing for the cost of contract administration; and 
allows the Secretary to recapture residual receipts from 
certain properties.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Housing for the elderly' which limits the 
availability of funds; specifies the allocation of certain 
funds; designates certain funds to be used only for certain 
grants; allows funds to be used for specified inspections or 
inspection-related activities; allows the Secretary to waive 
certain provisions governing contract terms; allows the 
Secretary to recapture residual receipts from certain 
properties and limits availability of these receipts; allows 
unobligated balances, including recaptures, carryover and other 
specified remaining funds to be used for the current purposes 
authorized.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Housing for persons with disabilities' which 
limits the availability of funds; specifies the allocation of 
certain funds; allows funds to be used for inspections or 
inspection-related activities; allows funds to be used to renew 
certain contracts; allows the Secretary to recapture residual 
receipts from certain properties; allows unobligated balances, 
including recaptures, carryover and other specified remaining 
funds to be used for the current purposes authorized.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Housing counseling assistance' which provides 
funds for grants for counseling and advice to tenants and 
homeowners; limits the availability of funds; specifies amounts 
to be used for administrative contract services; and requires 
the Secretary to make grants within 120 days of enactment.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Other assisted housing' `Rental housing 
assistance' that limits the availability of funds and allows 
the Secretary to use specified unobligated balances, including 
recaptures, carryover and other specified remaining funds for 
specified purposes.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Payment to manufactured housing fees trust fund' 
which limits the availability of funds; permits fees to be 
assessed, modified, and collected; permits temporary borrowing 
authority from the General Fund of the Treasury; provides that 
general fund amounts from collections offset the appropriation; 
requires collection to be deposited into the Manufactured 
Housing Fees Trust Fund; allow the Secretary to use approved 
service providers.
    Language is included under the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development, `Mutual mortgage insurance program account' 
which limits new commitments to issue guarantees; limits the 
obligations to make direct loans; specifies funds for specific 
purposes; allows for the transfer of certain funds; allows for 
additional contract expenses as guaranteed loan commitments 
exceed certain levels; and limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `General and special risk program account' which 
sets a loan principal limitation; limits the obligations to 
make direct loans; specifies funds for specific purposes; and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Government national mortgage association' which 
limits new commitments to issue guarantees, provides funds for 
salaries and expenses, allows for additional salaries and 
expenses as guaranteed loan commitments exceed certain levels, 
and allows specified receipts to be credited as offsetting 
collections.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Policy development and research' which limits the 
availability of funds and specifies authorized uses.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Fair housing and equal opportunity' which limits 
the availability of funds; authorizes the Secretary to assess 
and collect fees; places restrictions on the use of funds for 
lobbying activities; and provides funds for programs that 
support the assistance of persons with limited English 
proficiency.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Office of lead hazard control and healthy homes' 
which limits the availability of funds; specifies the amount of 
funds for specific purposes; specifies the treatment of certain 
grants, specifies a matching requirement for grants, requires 
certification of grantee capacity, and allows for a 
reallocation of grant funds based on demand for such grants.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Information technology fund' which limits the 
availability and purpose of funds, including funds transferred, 
provides funds for the development of information technology 
systems, and restricts the amount provided until the Secretary 
submits an expenditure plan for such systems.
    Language is included under Department of Housing and Urban 
Development, `Office of Inspector General' which specifies the 
use of funds and directs that the IG shall have independent 
authority over all personnel issues within the office.
    Section 201 relates to the division of financing adjustment 
factors.
    Section 202 prohibits available funds from being used to 
investigate or prosecute lawful activities under the Fair 
Housing Act.
    Section 203 corrects an anomaly in the HOPWA formula that 
results in the loss of funds for certain states.
    Section 204 requires funds appropriated to be distributed 
on a competitive basis in accordance with the Department of 
Housing and Urban Development Reform Act of 1989.
    Section 205 establishes the availability of funds subject 
to the Government Corporation Control Act and the Housing Act 
of 1950.
    Section 206 set requirements on the allocation of funds in 
excess of the budget estimates.
    Section 207 sets requirements regarding the expenditure of 
funds for corporations and agencies subject to the Government 
Corporation Control Act.
    Section 208 requires the Secretary to provide quarterly 
reports on uncommitted, unobligated and excess funds in each 
departmental program and activity.
    Section 209 requires that the Administration's budget and 
the Department's budget justifications for fiscal year 2015 
shall be submitted in the identical account and sub-account 
structure provided in this Act.
    Section 210 exempts PHA Boards in Alaska, Iowa, and 
Mississippi and the County of Los Angeles from public housing 
resident representation requirement.
    Section 211 prohibits the IG from changing the basis on 
which the audit of GNMA is conducted.
    Section 212 authorizes HUD to transfer debt and use 
agreements from an obsolete project to a viable project, 
provided that no additional costs are incurred, and other 
conditions are met.
    Section 213 sets requirements for eligibility for Section 8 
voucher assistance, and includes consideration for persons with 
disabilities.
    Section 214 requires the distribution of Native American 
housing block grant funds to the same Native Alaskan recipients 
as 2005.
    Section 215 authorizes the Secretary to insure mortgages 
under Section 255 of the National Housing Act.
    Section 216 instructs HUD on managing and disposing of any 
multifamily property that is owned by HUD.
    Section 217 authorizes the Secretary to waive certain 
requirements on adjusted income for certain assisted living 
projects for counties in Michigan.
    Section 218 allows the recipient of a section 202 grant to 
establish a single-asset nonprofit entity to own the project 
and may lend the grant funds to such entity.
    Section 219 allows commitment authority under the Section 
108 loan guarantee program to be used to guarantee notes or 
other obligations issued by any State on behalf of non-
entitlement communities in the State.
    Section 220 instructs HUD that PHAs that own and operate 
400 units or fewer of public housing are exempt from asset 
management requirements.
    Section 221 restricts the Secretary from imposing any 
requirement or guideline relating to asset management that 
restricts or limits the use of capital funds for central office 
costs, up to the limit established in QHWRA.
    Section 222 requires that no employee of the Department 
shall be designated as an allotment holder unless the CFO 
determines that such allotment holder has received training.
    Section 223 requires HUD to provide an annual report on the 
status of all Section 8 project-based housing.
    Section 224 sets requirements regarding Notice of Funding 
Availability (NOFA) announcements and publication.
    Section 225 provides that funding for indemnities is 
limited to non-programmatic litigation and is restricted to the 
payment of attorney fees only.
    Section 226 authorizes the Secretary to transfer up to 5 
percent of appropriated funds, or $5,000,000, whichever is 
less, under the headings ``Management and administration'' and 
``Program office salaries and expenses.''
    Section 227 allows the Disaster Housing Assistance Programs 
to be considered a program of the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development for the purpose of income verifications and 
matching.
    Section 228 sets limitations on funds used for PHA salary 
levels.
    Section 229 repeals paragraphs under the heading `Flexible 
subsidy fund.'
    Section 230 allows critical access hospitals to be insured 
under section 242 of the National Housing Act.
    Section 231 allows the Secretary to increase loan guarantee 
fees under the Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Program.
    Section 232 extends the availability of Hope VI funds 
appropriated in prior years.
    Section 233 requires annual, rather than quarterly, 
reporting by the Secretary regarding duplication of benefits in 
Community Development Fund disaster funding.
    Section 234 prohibits fund to require a Green Physical 
Needs Assessment.
    Section 235 prohibits funds for a doctoral dissertation 
research grant program.

                      TITLE III--RELATED AGENCIES

    Language is included for the Access Board, `Salaries and 
expenses' that allows for the credit to the appropriation of 
funds received for publications and training expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Housing Finance 
Agency, Office of Inspector General that limits funds for 
necessary expenses, derives funds from various banks and 
corporations, and requires the office to submit a budget 
justification concurrent with the President's budget.
    Language is included for the Federal Maritime Commission, 
`Salaries and expenses' that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, uniforms and allowances, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included for the National Railroad Passenger 
Corporation, Office of Inspector General, `Salaries and 
expenses' to provide funds for an independent, objective unit 
responsible for detecting and preventing fraud, waste, abuse, 
and violations of law; promoting economy, efficiency and 
effectiveness at Amtrak; allows the IG to enter into contracts; 
select, appoint or employ officers and employees to carry out 
its functions; and requires the IG to submit its budget request 
concurrently with the President's budget and in a similar 
format.
    Language is included under National Transportation Safety 
Board, `Salaries and expenses' that provides funds for hire of 
passenger motor vehicles and aircraft, services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, uniforms or allowances therefore, and for official 
reception and representation expenses.
    Language is included under National Transportation Safety 
Board, `Salaries and expenses' that allows funds provided in 
this Act to be used to pay for costs associated with a 2001 
capital lease.
    Language is included in the Neighborhood Reinvestment 
Corporation (NRC), `Payment to the neighborhood reinvestment 
corporation' which limits the availability of funds; specifies 
the allocation of funds to certain activities; and specifies 
the terms and conditions surrounding NRC activities.
    Language is included for the United States Interagency 
Council on Homelessness, `Operating expenses' that provides 
funds for salaries, travel, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
rental of conference rooms, and the employment of experts and 
consultants.

                 TITLE IV--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 401 prohibits pay and other expenses for non-
Federal parties in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings 
funded in this Act.
    Section 402 prohibits obligations beyond the current fiscal 
year and prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so 
provided herein.
    Section 403 limits consulting service expenditures of 
public record in procurement contracts.
    Section 404 specifies reprogramming procedures by 
subjecting the establishment of new offices and reorganizations 
to the reprogramming process.
    Section 405 provides that fifty percent of unobligated 
balances may remain available for certain purposes.
    Section 406 prohibits Federal training not directly related 
to the performance of official duties.
    Section 407 prohibits funds from being used for any project 
that seeks to use the power of eminent domain unless eminent 
domain is employed only for a public use.
    Section 408 prohibits the transfer of funds made available 
in this Act to any instrumentality of the United States 
Government except as authorized by this Act or any other 
appropriations Act.
    Section 409 prohibits funds in this Act from being used to 
permanently replace an employee intent on returning to his past 
occupation after the completion of military service.
    Section 410 prohibits funds in this Act from being used 
unless the expenditure is in compliance with the Buy American 
Act.
    Section 411 prohibits funds from being appropriated or made 
available to any person or entity that has been found to 
violate the Buy American Act.
    Section 412 prohibits funds for first-class airline 
accommodations in contravention of section 301-10.122 and 301-
10.123 of title 41 CFR.
    Section 413 prohibits funds in this Act or any prior Act 
from going to the group ACORN or any of its affiliates, 
subsidiaries, or allied organizations.
    Section 414 prohibits convicted felons from receiving 
certain Federal funds.
    Section 415 prohibits funds from being used to further the 
implementation of the European Union's greenhouse gas emissions 
trading scheme.
    Section 416 prohibits funding to corporations with any 
unpaid Federal tax liability.
    Section 417 prohibits funds from winding down programs 
slated for termination in the President's budget request unless 
provided for in an appropriations Act, or with sunset or 
termination dates in previously enacted laws.
    Section 418 requires the Secretary of Transportation and 
the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to submit a 
report in conjunction with the Government Accountability Office 
on program goals and performance metrics.
    Section 419 expresses a Sense of the Congress regarding 
poverty.
    Section 420 establishes a spending reduction account.

                  APPROPRIATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW

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

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                                                            Last year of                                 Appropriations in last   Appropriations in this
                       Program                             authorization         Authorization level     year of authorization             bill
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                                                          Title I--Department of Transportation

Maritime Administration:
    Operations and Training.........................                     2013                 $156,258                 $155,945                 $143,768
    Ship Disposal...................................                     2013                   12,717                    5,489                    4,000
    Maritime Security Payments......................                     2013                  186,000                  173,994                  174,000
    Title XI........................................                     2013                    3,750                    3,733                    2,655
Federal Railroad Administration:
    Safety and Operations...........................                     2013                  293,000                  178,238                  184,500
    Operating Subsidy Grants to Amtrak..............                     2013                  631,000                  465,068                  350,000
    Capital and Debt Service Grants to Amtrak.......                     2013                1,602,000                  950,096                  600,000
    Corridor Planning...............................                     2013                   30,000                       --            Up to $83,655
Surface Transportation Board                                             1998                   12,000                   13,850                  29,310
                                                 Title II--Department of Housing and Urban Development

Rental Assistance:
    Section 8 Contract Renewals and Administrative                       1994               $8,446,173               $5,458,106               $9,050,672
     Expenses.......................................
Public Housing Capital Fund.........................                     2003                3,000,000                2,712,555                1,500,000
Public Housing Operating Fund.......................                     2003                2,900,000                3,576,600                4,262,010
Native American Housing Block Grants................                     2013   Such sums as necessary                  616,001                  600,000
Indian Housing Loan Guarantee Fund..................                     2007   Such sums as necessary                    6,000                    6,000
Housing Opportunity for Persons with AIDS...........                     1994                  156,300                  156,000                  303,000
Community Development Fund..........................                     1994                4,168,000                4,877,389                1,696,813
Community Development Loan Guarantee\1\.............                     1994           Not Applicable           Not Applicable                        0
Home Investment Partnership.........................                     1994                2,173,612                1,275,000                  700,000
Self-Help Homeownership.............................                     2001   Such sums as necessary                   48,000                   30,000
Opportunity Program
Homeless Assistance.................................                     2011   Such sums as necessary                1,901,190                2,088,000
Housing for the Elderly.............................                     2003   Such sums as necessary                  783,286                  374,627
Housing for Persons with Disabilities...............                     2003   Such sums as necessary                  250,515                  126,000
FHA General and Special Risk Program Account:
    Limitations on Guaranteed Loans.................                     1995                       --             [20,885,072]             [30,000,000]
    Limitation on Direct Loans......................                     1995                       --                [220,000]                 [20,000]
    Administrative Expenses.........................                     1995                       --                  197,470                  127,000
GNMA Mortgage Backed Securities Loan Guarantee
 Program Account:
    Limitations on Guaranteed Loans.................                     1996            [110,000,000]            [110,000,000]            [500,000,000]
    Administrative Expenses.........................                     1996                       --                    9,101                   19,000
Policy Development and Research.....................                     1994                   36,470                   35,000                   21,000
Fair Housing Activities, Fair Housing Program.......                     1994                   26,000                   20,481                   55,847
Lead Hazard Reduction Program.......................                     1994                  250,000                  150,000                   50,000
Salaries and Expenses...............................                     1994                1,029,496                  916,963               1,263,000
                                                               Title III--Related Agencies

Access Board........................................                     2003                   $5,401                   $5,401                   $7,400
National Transportation Safety Board................                     2008                   96,625                   91,000                  102,400
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness...                     2011   Such sums as necessary                    2,680                   3,000
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\1\The Community Development Loan Guarantee program authorization only limits commitment authority.

                          PROGRAM DUPLICATION

    No provision of this bill establishes or reauthorizes a 
program of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of 
other Federal program, a program that was included in any 
report from the Government Accountability Office to Congress 
pursuant to section 21 of Public Law 111-39, or a program 
related to a program identified in the most recent Catalog of 
Federal Domestic Assistance.

                          DIRECTED RULE MAKING

    The bill does not direct any rule making.

                 COMPARISON WITH THE BUDGET RESOLUTION

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

  BUDGETARY IMPACT OF FY 2014 TRANSPORTATION AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL PREPARED TIN
    CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                           302 (b) Allocation                This Bill
                                                       ---------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Budget                    Budget
                                                         Authority     Outlays     Authority        Outlays
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee        ...........  ...........  ...........  .................
 allocations to its subcommittees: Subcommittee on
 Transportation and Housing and Urban Development
    Mandatory.........................................            0            0         0\1\                  0
    Discretionary.....................................       44,100      114,931       44,100            114,928
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                      FIVE-YEAR OUTLAY PROJECTIONS

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the following table contains five-year 
projections prepared by the Congressional Budget Office of 
outlays associated with the budget authority provided in the 
accompanying bill:

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Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2014..............................................         n.a.         n.a.         n.a.          \2\34,594
    2015..............................................         n.a.         n.a.         n.a.             32,170
    2016..............................................         n.a.         n.a.         n.a.             12,586
    2017..............................................         n.a.         n.a.         n.a.              5,099
    2018 and future years.............................         n.a.         n.a.         n.a.              6,559
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
n.a.: not applicable.

               ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

    Pursuant to section 308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, the amounts of financial assistance to 
State and local governments is as follows:

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Financial assistance to State and local governments            n.a.         n.a.       28,522          \2\29,423
 for 2014.............................................
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
n.a.: not applicable.




             MINORITY VIEWS OF NITA M. LOWEY AND ED PASTOR

    The devastating impacts of the Ryan Budget are on full 
display in the Fiscal Year 2014 Transportation, Housing and 
Urban Development and Related Agencies (T-HUD) bill. The Ryan 
Budget is detached from reality, and the overall allocation 
provided to this Committee was unworkable from the start. It 
forced impossible choices and is, predictably, creating winners 
and losers among our twelve subcommittees. Chairman Latham was 
given an impossible allocation of $44.1 billion, which is $4.4 
billion below the Fiscal Year 2013 sequestration level.
    As a result, draconian and senseless cuts were levied on 
program after program within the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development. These are the very initiatives that help 
revitalize our communities through economic development and 
provide an important safety net for our nation's most 
vulnerable citizens. Within the Department of Transportation, 
major reductions were made to capital programs designed to 
modernize our air traffic control system; maintain and improve 
our intercity passenger rail network; and relieve congestion 
through additional public transportation capacity.
    Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) would be funded 
at $1.6 billion in this bill, the lowest level since the 
program started in 1975. In contrast, last year's bill 
contained $3.3 billion for CDBG, $1.7 billion higher than this 
bill. During floor consideration of Fiscal Year 2013 T-HUD 
bill, Representative Chaffetz offered an amendment to cut the 
CDBG program to $2.95 billion, still $1.3 billion higher than 
the level in today's bill.
    Members on the majority side of this committee, including 
the subcommittee Chairman, spoke out against the cut, noting 
how important CDBG was to cities and States across the country. 
In fact, seventeen Republican appropriators including Chairman 
Rogers and Chairman Latham helped to defeat this wrongheaded 
cut by a vote of 157-267.
    On April 17th of this year, in his statement at the HUD 
budget hearing, Chairman Latham chastised the Administration 
for including nearly a billion dollars for new Administration 
initiatives. He remarked: ``These increases are particularly 
puzzling in the context of a request that also proposes to cut 
core state and local partnerships like CDBG and HOME.'' The 
President's request for CDBG is $1.1 billion higher than this 
bill.
    Similarly, the HOME program receives $700 million in this 
bill, the lowest level in its history. Underfunding this 
program ensures that the demand for affordable housing will 
continue to greatly exceed the supply. The Public Housing 
Capital Fund is funded at its lowest level since 1987. Our 
nation's public housing stock has a capital backlog of more 
than $20 billion. This bill would add at least $1 billion to 
that backlog.
    It is imperative that the Financial Services Committee 
address the Administration's proposal to reform HUD's housing 
programs. The authorizing committee has considered reform 
proposals to the Section Eight program since the 108th 
Congress. Every year that the authorizing committee fails to 
act, Congress leaves millions of dollars in savings on the 
table. If the Majority insists on marking up bills at these 
risible numbers, they ought to ensure that their authorizers 
provide appropriators with every cost-saving tool available.
    The Chairman tried to ensure that every person in housing 
at the end of Fiscal Year 2013 has a place in the program in 
Fiscal Year 2014. However, this bill assumes that there will be 
fewer tenants in the Section Eight program at the end of Fiscal 
Year 2013 than at the beginning of the year. If there is even a 
slight change in HUD's cost or attrition estimates, the funding 
provided for Section Eight will be insufficient to support all 
tenants and evictions could result. Regardless, this bill makes 
the Section Eight cuts from sequestration permanent.
    In Fiscal Year 2010, the Housing for the Elderly program 
funded renewals of existing units and 3,500 new units. When 
that bill was written, estimates showed that an additional 
730,000 units of elderly housing were needed by 2030 and 10 
seniors were on waiting lists for each unit. This year, the 
bill barely funds renewals for all existing units. This stark 
policy change might lead the casual observer to conclude that 
we had fixed the elderly housing problem in the intervening 
years. They would be wrong. There is still a need for 
additional units; more than 90 percent of existing units 
maintain a waiting list and about 10 percent of those are 
closed to new applications because the waiting lists are 
already too long. Choosing to use the Ryan budget as the basis 
for an allocation has starved the Committee of the resources it 
needs to fulfill its responsibilities.
    Our colleagues in the majority know there are valuable, 
necessary programs in the bill that are needed in their 
communities. Yet, this bill underfunds and undermines the very 
initiatives that will create jobs and provide housing for 
vulnerable Americans.
    The bill also contains major cuts to key infrastructure 
programs at the Department of Transportation, including 
unsustainable reductions to the Federal Aviation Administration 
(FAA). The bill cuts FAA's operations by $185 million below the 
President's budget request. While there may be sufficient funds 
to avoid furloughs of FAA employees, including air traffic 
controllers, safety inspectors and technicians, it is unclear 
whether the current hiring freeze will be lifted. If FAA is 
unable to replace controllers, inspectors and technicians lost 
through attrition and retirement, FAA could face a critical gap 
of experienced safety and air traffic professionals.
    The bill cuts FAA's facilities and equipment (F&E;) account 
by more than $575 million or 21 percent below the Fiscal Year 
2013 continuing resolution level. This is the lowest level 
since Fiscal Year 2000. The F&E; account is responsible for 
maintaining and improving all of the navigation equipment and 
facilities that support our nation's air traffic control 
system. Many of FAA's facilities were built in the 1960's and 
are in need of rehabilitation or replacement. This bill will 
force FAA to defer improvements to these aging facilities.
    The FAA's NextGen program will also be impacted. NextGen is 
a multi-year effort to modernize the air traffic control system 
by transitioning from a ground-based navigation system to a 
satellite-based navigation system. The bill may preserve 
funding for the NextGen programs currently under deployment; 
however, it will most certainly delay progress on the next 
phase. Since the legacy infrastructure programs have already 
been substantially reduced in the bill, we assume that the 
majority of the remaining $364.3 million undistributed cut will 
come from NextGen programs. Contracts to advance these new 
technologies won't be awarded in the near term, thereby 
delaying the capacity and efficiency improvements that our air 
carriers expect to receive in return for installing the 
avionics mandated by regulation.
    We should not be disinvesting in our air traffic control 
system at a time when FAA estimates that the national cost of 
airport congestion and delays was almost $22 billion last year. 
Air travelers may not face furlough-related delays, but they 
will likely continue to be frustrated with the pace of air 
travel because investments aren't being made to meet the 
technological needs of a growing aviation system.
    Our aviation industry contributes nearly $1.3 trillion to 
the U.S. economy. FAA's air traffic controllers manage nearly 
70,000 flights per day which, on an annual basis, carry more 
than 730 million passengers. With such a vital role in our 
economy, now is not the time to underfund our air traffic 
control system.
    With regard to Amtrak, last year's bill included $1.45 
billion for Amtrak's capital grant program. This was the 
highest funding level for capital that Amtrak has ever received 
and included a bold new initiative of $500 million to bring 
Amtrak's aging bridges and tunnels up to a state-of-good-
repair. The bill adopted by the Majority cuts Amtrak's funding 
by nearly $400 million bringing it to the lowest level in more 
than a decade. Amtrak's President has stated that funding at 
this level will jeopardize Amtrak's long-distance trains and 
some short-haul routes. Amtrak will have to suspend mechanical 
overhauls on equipment resulting in slow orders and furloughs 
of hundreds of mechanical employees and engineers.
    These cuts will surely be felt by the 30 million yearly 
passengers who rely on Amtrak for business and recreational 
travel. Less visible is the impact to the numerous companies 
throughout the country that won't have their contracts renewed 
to provide valuable services. According to the Railway Supply 
Institute, which represents more than 500 companies that employ 
more than 90,000 people with business totaling more than $20 
billion a year, a quarter of their member companies rely on 
business with Amtrak, commuter railroads and transit 
authorities.
    The bill also includes two controversial riders prohibiting 
funds for California High Speed rail. This program has been 
approved by the voters, funded by the legislature, and the 
California delegation overwhelmingly opposed the rider last 
year on the floor of the House.
    The Federal Transit Administration's capital investment 
grant program was cut by $139 million below the FY 2013 CR 
level and $317 million below the President's request. The 
capital investment grant program is dedicated to expanding or 
building new commuter rail, light rail, subway and bus rapid 
transit lines. The bill only funds major projects that are 
currently in construction and all of the smaller transit 
projects that were in the President's budget. Five projects 
that are expected to go into construction in Fiscal Year 2014--
two in Los Angeles, California; one between Portland, Oregon 
and Vancouver, Washington; one in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and 
one in Orlando, Florida--did not receive funding in the bill. 
Three of these projects were requested in the budget.
    The Texas A&M; Transportation Institute's most recent report 
on urban mobility stated that the average commuter spends 38 
hours a year sitting in congestion at an annual cost of $121 
billion. To help alleviate chokepoints on our highways, we 
ought to be investing more in public transportation not less.
    Finally, the bill rescinds $237 million in Fiscal Year 2013 
funds for the National Infrastructure Investment (TIGER) 
program. The Department of Transportation has already solicited 
and received 568 applications totaling nearly $9 billion for 
Fiscal Year 2013 TIGER funds. The bill cuts the funding 
available for this program in half. The TIGER program has been 
enormously effective at investing in major surface 
transportation projects.
    We are pleased that the Committee adopted three amendments. 
One amendment made a modest increase to HUD's Housing for 
People with Aids program. The second amendment provided 
additional funds for grade crossing safety and corridor 
planning. The third amendment included language that expresses 
the sense of Congress that spending cuts shouldn't increase 
poverty.
    We are disappointed that Democratic amendments to reject 
cuts to the Community Development Block Grant program, Amtrak, 
TIGER, Housing for People with Aids, and the Homeless 
Assistance Grant program were all rejected by a party line 
vote.
    Had the Chairman been given a realistic allocation that 
reflects the pressing housing and transportation needs of our 
country, we are confident that he could have produced a bill 
that would have enjoyed broad bipartisan support. Instead, the 
majority has decided to double down on sequestration and adopt 
a more draconian Ryan budget that is detached from reality.

                                   Nita M. Lowey.
                                   Ed Pastor.