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                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-171

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 COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 
                                  2014

                                _______
                                

 July 23, 2013.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                             MINORITY VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2787]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for Commerce, Justice, Science, and related 
agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014, and for 
other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

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                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of Commerce............................     2
                                                                      8
Title II--Department of Justice............................    20
                                                                     33
Title III--Science.........................................    57
                                                                     59
        Office of Science and Technology Policy............    57
                                                                     59
        National Aeronautics and Space Administration......    57
                                                                     60
        National Science Foundation........................    64
                                                                     70
Title IV--Related Agencies.................................    68
                                                                     73
        Commission on Civil Rights.........................    68
                                                                     73
        Equal Employment Opportunity Commission............    68
                                                                     74
        International Trade Commission.....................    69
                                                                     74
        Legal Services Corporation.........................    70
                                                                     75
        Marine Mammal Commission...........................    71
                                                                     75
        Office of the United States Trade Representative...    71
                                                                     75
        State Justice Institute............................    72
                                                                     76
Title V--General Provisions................................    72
                                                                     76

                              Bill Totals

    The Committee recommends a total of $47,743,000,000 for the 
departments and agencies funded in this bill for fiscal year 
2014, including $47,396,000,000 in discretionary budget 
authority. This level of discretionary budget authority is 
$2,814,000,000, or 5.6 percent, below the fiscal year 2013 
level (defined as the amount provided within Public Law 113-6 
and excluding emergency funding, the sequester pursuant to 
section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit 
Control Act of 1985, and any other adjustments imposed by the 
Office of Management and Budget pursuant to section 3004 of 
Public Law 113-6). The recommended level is also 
$3,790,070,000, or 7.4 percent, below the budget request. 
Fiscal year 2013 emergency supplemental appropriations totaling 
$363,250,000 for departments and agencies funded under this 
bill were provided in Public Law 113-2. The recommendation for 
fiscal year 2014 does not include any new emergency 
supplemental appropriations.
    Under account headings in this report, the Committee 
includes a comparison of the recommended fiscal year 2014 
funding level to a fiscal year 2013 enacted level. In each 
case, the fiscal year 2013 enacted level is also defined as the 
amount provided within Public Law 113-6 and excluding emergency 
funding, the 251A sequester, and any other adjustments imposed 
by the Office of Management and Budget pursuant to section 3004 
of Public Law 113-6.
    The funding allocation for the fiscal year 2014 bill 
reflects the critical need to rein in government expenditures 
in the face of extraordinary deficits. Spending reductions are 
an essential component of putting the Nation on the path to 
economic recovery, job creation and financial security. 
Reductions in discretionary spending, such as those included in 
the Committee recommendation, are one part of the overall 
effort that will be required to restore fiscal health. The 
Committee recommendation terminates 39 programs, resulting in 
savings of more than $500,000,000 from the fiscal year 2013 
level and $600,000,000 from the President's request for these 
same programs.

                      Oversight and Budget Review

    During its review of the fiscal year 2014 budget request 
and execution of appropriations for fiscal year 2013, the 
Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related 
Agencies held 11 budget and oversight hearings. In addition to 
receiving testimony from Administration officials representing 
the departments and agencies funded in this bill, the Committee 
received testimony from expert witnesses, Members of Congress 
and 37 public witnesses. The Committee hearings are listed 
below:


                         Hearing                           Hearing Date


Department of Commerce Inspector General................        3/5/2013
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Inspector        3/13/2013
 General................................................
Department of Justice Inspector General.................       3/14/2013
National Science Foundation Director....................       3/19/2013
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director................       3/19/2013
National Aeronautics and Space Administration                  3/20/2013
 Administrator..........................................
Members of Congress and Public Witnesses................       3/21/2013
Acting Secretary of Commerce............................       4/11/2013
Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator...........       4/12/2013
Bureau of Prisons Director..............................       4/17/2013
Attorney General........................................       4/18/2013


    As part of the Committee's oversight and analysis of the 
Administration's budget request, the Committee submitted a 
number of requests for additional information and written 
questions to be answered by the departments and agencies. These 
materials are important for the Committee in conducting 
oversight and making funding recommendations.
    In furtherance of this oversight responsibility, the 
Committee began in fiscal year 2012 to require the major 
agencies funded in this bill to provide information on the 
status of balances of appropriations, including amounts that 
are: unobligated and uncommitted; committed to contracts, 
grants or other planned obligations; and obligated but 
unexpended. The Committee found that the agencies cannot, in 
all cases, provide a comprehensive picture of the status of 
balances.
    The accurate and comprehensive reporting of balances 
enables the Committee to determine the amount of appropriations 
necessary to accomplish program purposes. The Committee 
recommendations under certain accounts in this report include 
direction concerning the use, or rescission, of unobligated 
balances.
    Section 507 requires detailed quarterly reports from the 
Departments of Commerce and Justice, the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Science 
Foundation (NSF) on the status of unobligated balances, 
commitments and obligations, including the source year, or 
obligation year, of balances. The Committee expects that agency 
reports will show the status of balances at the appropriation 
account level, as well as at budget activity or other lower 
levels where such levels are reflected in the Committee's 
report accompanying an appropriations act. The Committee 
directs the agencies included in section 507 of this Act to 
take the necessary administrative actions (including, when 
necessary, the reconfiguration of internal accounting systems) 
to capture and routinely report this information.

                      Major Themes and Initiatives

    In the context of reducing overall discretionary spending 
in the bill, the Committee's funding recommendations focus 
resources on the areas of highest priority, reflecting the 
Committee's assessment of national priorities and ongoing 
challenges.
    Law enforcement and national security.--Defending the 
Nation from both internal and external threats remains the 
Department of Justice's highest priority. This bill provides 
essential technological and human capital to detect, disrupt 
and deter threats to our national security. The bill provides 
$8.12 billion for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This 
level includes funding for counterterrorism efforts and to 
continue the development of capabilities to prevent and 
investigate cyber intrusions. The bill also provides $1.97 
billion for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and $1.14 
billion for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
Explosives (ATF). Funding for the ATF will maintain agent and 
inspector staffing levels to enforce existing gun laws. In 
addition, the bill includes a total of $1.8 billion in 
discretionary appropriations for Justice grant programs 
including $413 million for Violence Against Women Prevention 
and Prosecution programs and $465 million for Byrne Justice 
Assistance Grants providing support for a broad range of State 
and local criminal justice needs.
    More accurate and timely weather forecasts and warnings.--
The mission of the National Weather Service is to provide 
forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property 
and enhancement of the national economy. Recent events, 
including Superstorm Sandy and tornadoes in Oklahoma and 
elsewhere, remind us of the loss of life, tragedy and 
disruption that can result from severe weather. The bill 
includes $1.06 billion for the operations and systems of the 
National Weather Service, an increase of $8 million above the 
request. In addition, the bill provides the requested amounts 
for two next-generation National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) flagship weather satellite programs: the 
Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) ($824 million); and the 
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series 
(GOES-R) ($955 million). These amounts will allow NOAA to 
maintain acquisition and launch schedules and minimize any 
future gaps in data that are critical to forecast accuracy.
    American innovation and competitiveness.--Investments in 
scientific research are a key to long-term economic growth. 
Basic research leads to innovation and improves the 
competitiveness of American businesses, leading, in turn, to 
positive impacts on the quality of life for all Americans. The 
bill includes $7.0 billion for the NSF for basic scientific 
research, and $784 million for research and standards work at 
the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 
including $120 million for Manufacturing Extension Partnerships 
to increase the competitiveness of the Nation's manufacturers. 
NASA's aeronautics research enables continuous innovation in 
the aviation and space industries. The bill includes $566 
million for aeronautics research, an increase of $7 million 
above fiscal year 2013. An efficient patent process is also 
critical for innovation and economic growth. The bill provides 
$3.0 billion for the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the 
full estimate of fee collections for fiscal year 2014, and an 
increase of $146 million above fiscal year 2013. Finally, the 
bill includes over $1 billion for science, technology, 
engineering and math (STEM) education programs across NSF, NASA 
and NOAA.

                   Committee Recommendation by Title

    Department of Commerce.--In title I of the bill, for the 
Department of Commerce, the Committee recommends a total of 
$7.5 billion in discretionary budget authority, which is $198 
million below fiscal year 2013 and $1 billion below the 
request. Highlights of the Committee's recommendation include:
           $3 billion for PTO, which is equal to the 
        amount of fee collections estimated by the 
        Congressional Budget Office, and an increase of $146 
        million, or 5 percent, above fiscal year 2013;
           $784 million for NIST, which is $25 million 
        below fiscal year 2013, including $609 million for 
        scientific and technical research and $120 million for 
        the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP); and
           $4.9 billion for NOAA, $89 million below 
        fiscal year 2013. The bill supports critical weather 
        forecasting programs, including the requested amounts 
        of $824 million for JPSS development, and $955 million 
        for GOES-R development. In addition, the bill includes 
        $8 million above the request for National Weather 
        Service local warnings and forecast operations and 
        systems.
    Department of Justice.--In title II of the bill, for the 
Department of Justice, the Committee recommends a total of 
$26.3 billion in discretionary budget authority, which is $720 
million below fiscal year 2013 and $1.8 billion below the 
request. Highlights of the Committee's recommendation include:
           $8.1 billion for the FBI, an increase of $11 
        million above fiscal year 2013, including continuing 
        funding for national security programs, investigations 
        of cyber attacks, violent gang crime, and financial and 
        mortgage fraud;
           $2.0 billion for the DEA, which is $43 
        million below fiscal year 2013, and an additional $335 
        million for prescription drug abuse regulatory and 
        enforcement initiatives funded by diversion control 
        fees;
           $6.7 billion for the Bureau of Prisons, 
        which is $110 million below fiscal year 2013; and
           $1.8 billion for discretionary State and 
        local law enforcement assistance, including $413 
        million for violence against women prevention and 
        prosecution programs.
    Science.--In title III of the bill, for the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), NASA and NSF, the 
Committee recommends a total of $23.6 billion. Highlights of 
the Committee's recommendation include:
           $16.6 billion for NASA, which is $928 
        million below fiscal year 2013 and $1.1 billion below 
        the request, including:
                   $3.6 billion for Exploration, 
                including funding to keep NASA on schedule for 
                upcoming Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Space 
                Launch System flight milestones, and to 
                continue progress on a commercial crew program;
                   $3.7 billion for Space Operations, 
                continuing the operation of the International 
                Space Station; and
                   $4.8 billion for Science programs, 
                including $1.3 billion for planetary science to 
                ensure the continuation of critical research 
                and development programs that were imperiled by 
                the President's request.
           $7 billion for the NSF, which is $259 
        million below fiscal year 2013 and $631 million below 
        the request for basic scientific research and science 
        education programs.
    Related agencies.--In title IV of the bill, the Committee 
recommends a total of $800 million, a decrease of $71 million 
below fiscal year 2013 and $162 million below the request. 
Highlights of the Committee's recommendation include:
           $300 million for the Legal Services 
        Corporation, which is $58 million below fiscal year 
        2013;
           $355 million for the Equal Employment 
        Opportunity Commission, which is $8 million below 
        fiscal year 2013; and
           $50 million for the Office of the United 
        States Trade Representative, which is $289,000 below 
        fiscal year 2013.

                   Cybersecurity at Federal Agencies

    The security of Federal agency computer information systems 
is essential to protecting national and economic security as 
well as ensuring public safety. Safeguarding such systems and 
the information they contain has been on the Government 
Accountability Office's (GAO) list of high-risk areas since 
1997. Risks to such systems include escalating and emerging 
threats from around the globe, which are further heightened by 
steady advances in the sophistication of attack technology and 
the ease of obtaining and using hacking tools.
    In fiscal year 2013 the Committee directed each department 
and agency funded in this bill to submit an annual report to 
the Committee describing the cyber attacks and attempted cyber 
attacks against such department or agency and their 
consequences; the steps taken to prevent, mitigate or otherwise 
respond to such attacks; and the cybersecurity policies and 
procedures in place, including policies about ensuring safe use 
of computer and mobile devices by individual employees. The 
report shall include a description of all outreach efforts 
undertaken to increase awareness among employees and 
contractors of cybersecurity risks. The Committee expects each 
department and agency to submit the annual cybersecurity report 
for 2013 by February 5, 2014.
    In addition, section 515 of the recommended bill requires 
the Departments of Commerce and Justice, NASA and NSF to assess 
the risk of cyber-espionage or sabotage before acquiring any 
information technology system. Furthermore, if those same 
agencies plan to acquire systems produced by entities owned, 
directed or subsidized by the People's Republic of China, they 
must first make a determination that to do so is in the 
national interest. Each department or agency covered under 
section 515 shall submit quarterly reports to the Committee 
describing any such assessments done, and in addition shall 
summarize the results of such assessments in the annual 
cybersecurity report described in the preceding paragraph.

                        Reprogramming Procedures

    Section 505 of the bill contains language concerning the 
reprogramming of funds between programs, projects and 
activities. The Committee reminds the departments and agencies 
funded under this bill that the reprogramming process is based 
on comity between the Congress and the Executive Branch. This 
process is intended to provide departments and agencies 
sufficient flexibility to meet changing circumstances and 
emergent requirements not known at the time of Congressional 
review of the budget while preserving Congressional priorities 
and intent. In the absence of comity and respect for the 
prerogatives of the Appropriations Committees and Congress in 
general, the Committee may opt to include specific program 
limitations and details in legislation and remove language 
providing the flexibility to reallocate funds. Under these 
circumstances, programs, projects and activities become 
absolutes and the executive branch shall lose the ability to 
propose changes in the use of appropriated funds except through 
legislative action.
    The Committee expects that each department and agency 
funded in this bill shall follow the directions set forth in 
this bill and the accompanying report, and shall not reallocate 
resources or reorganize activities except as provided herein. 
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. 
As specified in section 505, the Committee expects that the 
Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, Science, and 
Related Agencies of the House and Senate will be notified by 
letter a minimum of 15 days (or in the case of the Department 
of Justice 45 days) prior to any reprogramming of funds that--
          1. creates or initiates a new program, project or 
        activity;
          2. eliminates a program, project or activity;
          3. increases funds or personnel by any means for any 
        project or activity for which funds have been denied or 
        restricted;
          4. relocates an office or employees;
          5. reorganizes or renames offices, programs or 
        activities;
          6. contracts out or privatizes any functions or 
        activities presently performed by Federal employees;
          7. augments existing programs, projects or activities 
        in excess of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, 
        or reduces by 10 percent funding for any program, 
        project or activity, or numbers of personnel by 10 
        percent; or
          8. results from any general savings, including 
        savings from a reduction in personnel, which would 
        result in a change in existing programs, projects or 
        activities as approved by Congress.
    Any reprogramming request shall include any out-year 
budgetary impacts and a separate accounting of program or 
mission impacts on estimated carryover funds. The Committee 
further expects any department or agency funded in this bill 
which plans a reduction-in-force to notify by letter the 
Committee 30 days in advance of the date of any such planned 
personnel action.

            Relationship with Budget and Comptroller Offices

    Through the years the Appropriations Committee has 
channeled most of its inquiries and requests for information 
and assistance through the budget offices or comptroller 
organizations of the various departments, agencies and 
commissions. Such relationships are necessary to accomplish the 
work of the Committee. While the Committee reserves the right 
to call upon all organizations in the departments, agencies and 
commissions for information and assistance, the primary contact 
between the Committee and these entities must be through the 
budget offices and comptroller organizations, or through a 
legislative affairs unit designated by the Committee to work on 
appropriations and budget matters.
    The workload generated in the budget process is large and 
growing; therefore, a positive, responsive relationship between 
the Committee and the budget and/or comptroller offices is 
essential for the Committee to fulfill the Constitutional 
appropriations responsibilities of Congress.

          Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

    The President's budget request for fiscal year 2014 
included a major restructuring of Federal STEM education 
programs, including the consolidation of many STEM education 
activities underway government-wide into the National Science 
Foundation, the Department of Education and the Smithsonian 
Institution. The Committee supports the concept of improving 
efficiency and effectiveness through streamlining and better 
coordination, but does not believe that this particular 
restructuring proposal achieves that goal. The ideas presented 
in the budget request lack any substantive implementation plan 
and have little support within the STEM education community. In 
addition, the request conflicts with several findings and 
activities of the National Science and Technology Council 
Committee on STEM Education, most notably on the question of 
whether agency mission-specific fellowship and scholarship 
programs are a viable target of interagency coordination 
efforts. For these reasons, the Committee's recommendation does 
not adopt the pending interagency restructuring, and no funds 
provided in this bill shall be used to implement that proposal. 
Individual components of the request, such as the consolidation 
of programs within a particular agency or the termination of a 
program slated for consolidation, may be incorporated into the 
Committee's recommendation, but only on a case-by-case basis 
when such actions are independently justifiable. Details about 
any such instances can be found under the appropriate agency 
headings.

                                TITLE I


                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


                   International Trade Administration


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    The Committee recommends $451,000,000 in total resources 
for the programs of the International Trade Administration 
(ITA), which is $22,694,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$78,196,000 below the request. This amount is offset by 
$9,439,000 in estimated fee collections, resulting in a direct 
appropriation of $441,561,000. Funds shall be distributed as 
follows; any deviation shall be subject to the procedures set 
forth in section 505 of this Act:




Industry and Analysis.................................       $53,000,000
Enforcement and Compliance............................        72,000,000
Global Markets........................................       305,000,000
Executive Direction/Administration....................        21,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................      $451,000,000


    Consolidation.--During fiscal year 2013, the Committee 
approved a consolidation within ITA that is expected to reduce 
administrative overhead and improve delivery of services. The 
Committee expects that this reorganization will enable ITA to 
enhance key export promotion programs; target emerging markets; 
expand market access; and enforce trade agreements more 
aggressively. The Committee directs ITA to provide regular 
updates regarding implementation of the new organizational 
structure, with a particular emphasis on the merger of the U.S. 
and Foreign Commercial Service (U.S.&FCS;) with Market Access 
and Compliance into ``Global Markets'' and the consolidation of 
trade promotion programs into the new ``Industry and Analysis'' 
unit.
    U.S.&FCS.--The; Committee recommends $305,000,000 for Global 
Markets, which includes the U.S.&FCS.; The Committee recognizes 
the important export promotion work done around the world by 
the U.S.&FCS; and expects that funding for the U.S.&FCS; will be 
prioritized under the consolidation.
    U.S. Export Assistance Centers.--The Committee directs ITA 
to brief the Committee no later than 90 days after the 
enactment of this Act regarding plans to address concerns 
raised in the November 2012 Commerce Inspector General (IG) 
Report, U.S. Export Assistance Centers Could Improve Their 
Delivery of Client Services and Cost Recovery Efforts.
    SelectUSA.--The recommendation does not include funds 
requested for the SelectUSA initiative. Active State and county 
programs exist that encourage foreign direct investment and 
data show that the U.S. remains a leading investment choice for 
foreign firms. The Committee instead directs ITA to concentrate 
efforts on its core mission of promoting the export of U.S. 
products and services and maintaining an aggressive enforcement 
and compliance program.
    Interagency Trade Enforcement Center (ITEC).--The 
recommendation includes up to $6,300,000 for ITA's 
participation in the ITEC. The Committee expects that no funds 
provided under this account will be used to reimburse other 
agencies for non-ITA costs associated with ITEC or otherwise 
subsidize the costs of other agencies' participation in ITEC.
    China antidumping and countervailing duty activities.--The 
Committee retains bill language directing ITA to spend no less 
than $16,400,000 for China antidumping and countervailing duty 
enforcement and compliance activities. The Committee directs 
ITA to submit a report no later than 180 days after the 
enactment of this Act that describes how its antidumping and 
countervailing duties activities will continue and improve 
following the recent reorganization. This report shall also 
include a discussion of the access of small- and medium-sized 
enterprises to the remedies contained in the U.S. antidumping 
and countervailing duty laws and an analysis of the merits of 
including State and local governments as interested parties 
under the U.S. trade laws. The Committee is aware of a 
Government Accountability Office (GAO) review regarding these 
topics and expects this analysis to inform ITA's report to the 
Committee.
    Trade enforcement remedies.--The Committee directs ITA, in 
cooperation with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 
(USTR), to employ all remedies authorized by World Trade 
Organization rules to counter the effects of the Chinese 
government's extensive subsidies and their impact on U.S. 
products and services. The Committee also directs the Secretary 
of Commerce, in consultation with other relevant executive 
branch agencies, to assess the extent to which existing laws 
provide remedies against anticompetitive actions of Chinese 
state-owned or state-invested enterprises operating in the U.S. 
market. This assessment shall include for possible 
consideration additional legal remedies that may be necessary. 
The ITA shall submit this report to the Committee no later than 
180 days after the enactment of this Act.
    Human rights training.--The Committee directs ITA to 
continue to ensure that current and new customer-facing 
employees receive human rights training and provide a report to 
the Committee no later than 120 days after the enactment of 
this Act regarding this effort.
    Trade secrets.--The Committee is concerned about the 
insufficient level of attention given to trade secret theft and 
the pace at which it is being addressed by the U.S. government, 
particularly with respect to China. The Committee directs the 
Department of Commerce to submit a report no later than 120 
days after the enactment of this Act regarding efforts to 
address this issue, including any plans to address disclosure 
requirements for obtaining permits or licenses.
    Support for firms.--The Committee encourages ITA to ensure 
that it is providing adequate support and services for women-, 
minority- and veteran-owned firms that are seeking assistance 
in gaining access to foreign markets for their products and 
services. The Committee recognizes that these firms possess 
tremendous economic potential if they participate more actively 
and effectively in export markets. As such, the Committee urges 
ITA to reach out to and promote such firms to enable them to 
contribute to our trade goals of creating jobs and increasing 
exports.

                    Bureau of Industry and Security


                     OPERATIONS AND ADMINISTRATION

    The Committee recommends $94,000,000 for the Bureau of 
Industry and Security (BIS), which is $5,885,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $18,095,000 below the request. Funds shall be 
distributed as follows; any deviation shall be subject to the 
procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act:




Export Administration.................................       $54,000,000
Export Enforcement....................................        36,000,000
Management and Policy Coordination....................         4,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................       $94,000,000


    Export Enforcement.--The Committee expects that continued 
export control reform will result in process efficiencies and 
savings. The Committee directs BIS to continue providing 
quarterly updates regarding these reforms and how these process 
improvements will enhance BIS' ability to conduct due diligence 
before an export license is granted and adequately conduct end-
use checks, pre-license checks, and post-shipment verification.

                  Economic Development Administration

    The Committee recommends $220,500,000 for the programs and 
administrative expenses of the Economic Development 
Administration (EDA), which is $80,000 below fiscal year 2013 
and $100,413,000 below the request.

                ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommendation includes $184,500,000 for 
Economic Development Assistance Programs, which is $716,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 level and $97,500,000 below the 
request. Funds shall be distributed as follows; any deviation 
shall be subject to the procedures set forth in section 505 of 
this Act:




Public Works..........................................       $95,000,000
Planning..............................................        29,000,000
Technical Assistance..................................        12,000,000
Research and Evaluation...............................         1,500,000
Trade Adjustment Assistance...........................        10,000,000
Economic Adjustment Assistance........................        32,000,000
Innovative Manufacturing Loans........................         5,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................      $184,500,000


    Shift from traditional economic development role.--The 
Committee remains concerned that EDA continues to propose a 
shift in focus away from providing economic development 
assistance to areas of the United States experiencing chronic 
high unemployment, underemployment, outmigration, and low per 
capita income. The fiscal year 2014 request for EDA includes 
more for programs authorized in the America COMPETES Act than 
for Public Works and Economic Development Act (PWEDA) programs. 
With the exception of the Innovative Manufacturing Loans noted 
below, the Committee rejects this shift in program focus. The 
hallmark of EDA has been its ability to provide struggling 
communities with small investments in order to achieve 
significant returns. The Committee again has prioritized 
funding for Public Works. The Committee reminds EDA to ensure 
that Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA) programs do not 
interfere with EDA's mission to provide needed basic 
infrastructure to economically distressed communities. The 
Committee expects EDA to continue its efforts to assist 
communities impacted by economic dislocations in the coal and 
timber industries at no less than the fiscal year 2006 level 
and to prioritize assistance to distressed rural communities, 
particularly those with persistently high poverty levels. With 
the exception noted below, the Committee directs EDA to ensure 
that grant decision-making authority is maintained in the 
regional offices.
    Repatriation grants.--Of the amount provided for EAA, EDA 
shall use $5,000,000 to continue efforts to encourage U.S. 
firms to relocate their manufacturing or services back to the 
United States. The Committee directs EDA to submit a report no 
later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act describing 
the number and types of entities and industries that sought to 
take advantage of this program, as well as a list of grants 
approved during fiscal year 2013. The Committee encourages EDA 
to make prospective grantees aware of the Assessing Costs 
Everywhere (ACE) tool described under the Departmental 
Management heading of this report.
    Innovative manufacturing loans.--The recommendation 
includes $5,000,000 for loan guarantees under section 26 of the 
Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 
3721). The Committee expects all funding for this program, from 
fiscal year 2014 and prior years, to be administered in 
accordance with the program's legal requirements under 15 
U.S.C. 3721 and not under the requirements of PWEDA. In 
addition, to ensure that limited program funds are leveraged to 
the maximum extent in support of innovative technologies in 
manufacturing, the Committee directs the EDA to centrally 
administer all available program funds from fiscal year 2014 
and prior years associated with this program, rather than first 
dividing funds among the EDA regions. In addition, the 
Committee is disappointed with EDA's timeline for 
implementation of this program, in which initial loan 
guarantees are not expected to be issued prior to 2015. The 
Committee directs EDA to expedite implementation of the program 
and to report to the Committee no later than 60 days after the 
enactment of this Act on EDA's progress in this regard, 
including an updated timeline of projected steps toward 
issuance of initial loan guarantees. The Committee further 
directs EDA, as it implements this program, to consult with the 
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program.
    Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs).--The Committee 
includes $10,000,000 for the TAACs. The Committee directs EDA 
to review the program, including any issues raised in recent IG 
and GAO reports on the Centers, and provide a report to the 
Committee no later than 180 days after the enactment of this 
Act with recommendations for improving the program. The 
Committee expects EDA to include in this report any 
recommendations for increasing competition in this program.
    Small and medium-sized manufacturers.--The Committee 
encourages EDA to continue to support and participate in 
public-private partnerships to support American manufacturing, 
and further encourages EDA to work through partnerships to 
connect small and medium-sized manufacturers with information 
technology, education, and training, to help create 
manufacturing jobs and enhance the global competitiveness of 
small and medium-sized American manufacturers.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommendation includes $36,000,000 for EDA 
salaries and expenses (S&E;), which is $796,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $2,913,000 below the request. The Committee 
understands that EDA used scarce S&E; resources to participate 
in the SelectUSA program during fiscal year 2013 even though no 
funds were requested or provided for such purposes. The 
Committee recommendation for fiscal year 2014 does not include 
funding for SelectUSA.

                  Minority Business Development Agency


                     MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

    The Committee recommendation includes $27,000,000 for the 
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), which is 
$1,151,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $2,286,000 below the 
request.
    Assistance for agricultural and manufacturing start-ups.--
The Committee notes that manufacturing and agricultural start-
up companies often face particular challenges that can impede 
their chances of success. Therefore, the Committee directs MBDA 
to work with the MEP program at the National Institute of 
Standards and Technology (NIST) and with ITA to see how their 
efforts can be better coordinated to ensure that Commerce is 
able to provide end-to-end services for startup businesses, 
including ones that are minority-owned.

                   Economic and Statistical Analysis


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $93,430,000 for economics and 
statistical analysis, which is $4,917,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $10,618,000 below the request.

                          Bureau of the Census

    The Committee recommends $844,738,000 for the Bureau of the 
Census, which is $44,460,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$137,746,000 below the request. The Committee expects Census to 
continue to provide the Committee with periodic updates on 
efforts to increase transparency with regard to the Census 
Working Capital Fund (WCF).

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $238,873,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the Bureau of the Census, which is $12,572,000 
below fiscal year 2013 and $17,175,000 below the request. Funds 
shall be distributed as follows; any deviation shall be subject 
to the procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act:

Current Economic Statistics...........................      $167,000,000
Current Demographic Statistics........................        69,373,000
Survey Development and Data Services..................         2,500,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................      $238,873,000


                     PERIODIC CENSUSES AND PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $605,865,000 for periodic censuses 
and programs, which is $31,888,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$120,571,000 below the request. Funds shall be distributed as 
follows; any deviation shall be subject to the procedures set 
forth in section 505 of this Act:

Economic Statistics Programs:
    Economic Censuses.................................      $114,000,000
    Census of Governments.............................         8,000,000
Demographic Statistics Programs:
    Intercensal Demographic Estimates.................         7,000,000
    2020 Decennial Census.............................       390,865,000
    Demographic Surveys Sample Redesign...............         8,000,000
    Geographic Support................................        50,000,000
    Data Processing System............................        28,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total.............................................      $605,865,000


    2020 Decennial Census.--The Committee recommends 
$390,865,000 for the 2020 Decennial Census. This level of 
funding to prepare for the next decennial census underscores 
the Committee's views that research and testing efforts are 
vital to ensuring that the 2020 Census is the most accurate and 
cost effective decennial yet. The Committee directs the Census 
Bureau to provide a baseline integrated schedule of research, 
testing, planning, decision-making, and other activities 
critical to the success of the 2020 Decennial Census no later 
than 90 days after the enactment of this Act. This schedule 
shall include the assignment of resources for each activity in 
order to better account for the cost effects of possible 
schedule slippage. As part of this baseline, the Census Bureau 
shall include a list of specific design choices for the 2020 
Decennial, including for each decision: the planned timing of 
the decision; descriptions of the options under consideration; 
an estimate of the relative cost of each option and how that 
compares to the cost of elements of the 2010 Census activity 
being replaced, where possible; and an explanation of the 
expected quality differences between options, if any. The 
Committee directs the Census Bureau to consult with the GAO 
regarding this effort.
    Information technology (IT) security.--The Committee 
expects the Census Bureau to continue efforts to improve 
operational efficiency and reduce costs by creating shared and 
reusable IT services that can be used to support all surveys 
and censuses. The Committee supports this effort as a way to 
economize and avoid major procurements that are developed for 
onetime use. The Committee is also aware that the Census Bureau 
is researching capabilities and requirements associated with a 
mobile computing infrastructure to support the use of multiple 
mobile devices by enumerators in collecting information from 
households and institutions. In pursuing these initiatives, the 
Committee also expects the Census Bureau to address concerns 
raised by the GAO in its 2013 report, Information Security: 
Actions Needed by Census Bureau to Address Weaknesses, which 
found that the Census Bureau has not fully implemented a 
comprehensive information security program to ensure that 
controls are effectively established and maintained. The GAO 
was critical of the Census Bureau for not documenting 
identified information security risks, updating certain 
security management program policies, adequately enforcing user 
requirements for security and awareness training, or 
implementing policies and procedures for incident response. The 
Committee directs the Census Bureau, in coordination with the 
IG and the Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO), to 
develop a plan to address the concerns raised by the GAO and 
provide a report to the Committee no later than 90 days after 
the enactment of this Act regarding these efforts. The 
Committee directs the Census Bureau to coordinate these efforts 
with NIST to ensure compliance with security standards and best 
practices.

       National Telecommunications and Information Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $42,874,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration (NTIA), which is $2,257,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $9,248,000 below the request.
    Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.--The Committee 
directs NTIA to continue submitting quarterly reports on the 
Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. NTIA shall include 
specific reporting on the seven projects that are supporting 
deployment of 700 MHz public safety broadband networks and 
describe how these projects will be coordinated with 
``FirstNet'' established under Public Law 112-96. The Committee 
expects NTIA to continue providing periodic updates regarding 
all ``FirstNet'' activities at NTIA and NIST.

               United States Patent and Trademark Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends $3,024,000,000 for the United 
States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), the full amount of 
fiscal year 2014 fee collections estimated by the Congressional 
Budget Office. The spending authority provided represents an 
increase of $145,816,000, or 5 percent, above fiscal year 2013. 
The recommendation continues language making available any 
excess fee collections above the level estimated and 
appropriated in this Act.
    Quarterly reports.--The Committee directs PTO to continue 
providing quarterly reports on its projected fee collections. 
In addition, PTO shall include in this report the number of 
examiners and administrative patent judges hired and the number 
separated; the average pendency time to first action and 
average pendency to disposal; and updates on the various 
backlogs.
    Reprogramming and reserve.--The Committee is aware that PTO 
has established an operating reserve fund, and understands that 
PTO has presented no planned obligations from this fund during 
fiscal year 2014. Prior to obligating any of the funds in the 
operating reserve during fiscal year 2014, the PTO shall submit 
to the Committee a reprogramming notification with a spending 
plan describing the intended uses of funds. The Committee 
expects that any such reprogramming will describe how the 
expenditure of these reserve funds will improve patent quality, 
reduce the backlog of pending applications and appeals, improve 
the information technology infrastructure or otherwise improve 
the efficiency and effectiveness of PTO.
    Information technology.--The Committee directs PTO to 
report no later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act 
regarding the current status of the Patents End-to-End program, 
to include patent processing efficiencies realized and savings 
to be achieved in retiring existing IT systems.
    Security concerns.--The Committee appreciates PTO's 
responsiveness to concerns about secrecy orders and third party 
cybersecurity standards and directs PTO to provide regular 
updates to the Committee regarding these activities.

             National Institute of Standards and Technology

    The Committee recommends $784,038,000 for NIST, which is 
$24,666,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $144,254,000 below the 
request.

             SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES

    The Committee recommends $609,038,000 for NIST's scientific 
and technical programs, which is $476,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $84,707,000 below the request.
    Advanced manufacturing.--The Committee understands the 
critical importance of advanced manufacturing and how 
investments in research drive innovation, efficiencies, and 
domestic job growth. The recommendation, therefore, includes 
funding to expand NIST laboratory efforts to support 
measurement science and data infrastructure for the manufacture 
of emerging materials and emerging technologies; precision 
measurements for manufacturers; and the integration and use of 
smart manufacturing technologies.
    Cybersecurity research and development and standards.--
Recognizing NIST's critical role in developing cybersecurity 
standards for both the public and private sectors, the 
recommendation includes funding to strengthen NIST's core 
cybersecurity research and development programs.
    Centers of Excellence.--The recommendation includes up to 
$7,000,000 for the Centers of Excellence initiative. The 
Committee continues to support establishment of Centers focused 
on innovations in measurement science and new technology 
developments, including advanced communications, advanced 
manufacturing, biomanufacturing, cyberphysical systems, and 
quantitative biology. The Committee encourages NIST to consider 
the establishment of a Center on enhancing U.S. advanced 
manufacturing competitiveness and commercialization 
technologies in carbon nanomanufacturing.
    Web services security.--The Committee is aware of NIST's 
efforts to establish standards on security for government cloud 
computing as published in its 2013 NIST Cloud Computing 
Security Reference Architecture. The Committee directs NIST to 
provide a report to the Committee no later than 120 days after 
the enactment of this Act regarding national security and 
economic security vulnerabilities for U.S. government and 
private sector parties in data storage and the provision of web 
services, such as cloud computing. This report should include a 
focus on the provision of such services by Chinese companies 
and whether specific mitigation, abatement, or notice 
provisions are necessary.
    Tornado resistant structures.--While NIST has made great 
strides in developing and encouraging the adoption of standards 
to make buildings more fire, wind and earthquake resistant, the 
Committee is concerned that insufficient progress has been made 
in the development and adoption of cost-effective measures to 
make homes and businesses more disaster resilient in tornado-
prone areas of the South, the West and Midwest. The Committee 
encourages NIST to expand its current research to develop 
tornado resistant buildings, including inexpensive safe house 
modular rooms that could be quickly adopted by the construction 
industry.
    Canine detection standards.--The Committee recognizes 
detection canine teams play a critical role in law enforcement 
and homeland security efforts yet no widely accepted standards 
or protocols exist on the breeding, training, and deployment of 
detection canine teams. The Committee encourages NIST to 
continue its existing research programs on canine olfactory 
detection of explosives and to collaborate with subject matter 
experts in academia, the private sector, and Federal, State, 
and local stakeholders as appropriate to develop breeding, 
training, and deployment standards and protocols for detection 
canine teams.
    Lyme disease.--The Committee is pleased that NIST is 
planning a workshop to develop measurements to more accurately 
assess the presence of acute and chronic Lyme disease and 
encourages NIST to continue research efforts in this area.
    Textile research.--The Committee recognizes the importance 
of the U.S. textile industry and encourages NIST to pursue 
advanced textile and apparel research and manufacturing 
activities.

                     INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

    The Committee includes $120,000,000 for industrial 
technology services, which is $20,316,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $54,507,000 below the request. This amount includes 
$120,000,000 for the MEP program, which is $6,088,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $33,078,000 below the 
request. The Committee reiterates its support for the MEP 
program which helps U.S. businesses streamline manufacturing 
techniques and increase efficiency and profits through training 
resources as well as specific project assistance to the U.S. 
domestic manufacturing industry. The Committee expects NIST to 
work with the IG to resolve issues contained in prior audits of 
various MEP centers.
    Supplier scouting initiative.--The Committee encourages 
NIST to provide sufficient resources to MEP's supplier scouting 
initiative to maintain or expand current partnerships with 
Federal agencies.
    National Innovation Marketplace.--Within the amount 
provided for the MEP program for fiscal year 2014, not less 
than $2,500,000 is for the National Innovation Marketplace 
(NIM), a web-based tool developed by NIST to help companies, 
communities, colleges and universities, inventors, and 
entrepreneurs accelerate supply chain connections and 
facilitate partnerships, helping to create jobs in the U.S. The 
Committee commends the Department for its efforts to increase 
participation in the NIM and notes that more than $2 billion in 
buying opportunities and more than $900 million in innovation 
business opportunities have been posted to the NIM. 
Furthermore, NIST has also used this endeavor to leverage the 
efforts of other Federal agencies. For example, MBDA staff and 
business clients can access, utilize, and contribute to the 
NIM, and NIST also works with MBDA through the Interagency 
Network of Enterprise Assistance Providers, in which staff meet 
monthly to exchange information and share best practices. The 
Committee encourages the Department to continue and expand upon 
its NIM-related efforts with other agencies and directs the 
Department to report to the Committee no later than 90 days 
after enactment of this Act on the status of overall efforts to 
expand the usage and capabilities of the NIM.

                  CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES

    The Committee recommends $55,000,000 for NIST construction, 
which is $3,874,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $5,040,000 below 
the request.
    Boulder Building 1 renovation.--The Committee is aware of 
recent developments with respect to the phased renovations at 
the Boulder facility. NIST shall continue to provide updates on 
the status of renovations at its Boulder, Colorado, facility, 
to include obligations and expenditures of prior year funds, no 
later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act.
    Safety, Capacity, Maintenance, and Major Repairs.--NIST 
shall continue to provide updates on the projects funded within 
this account, to include milestones and total amount of funding 
necessary for completion. These updates shall also include a 
description of projects previously funded between fiscal years 
2009 and 2013, to include a report on the obligations and 
expenditures of funds associated with each activity. NIST shall 
also provide a status report, including obligations and 
expenditures, of projects funded with the $180,000,000 NIST 
received in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 
(Public Law 111-5) to address NIST's backlog of maintenance and 
renovation projects.
    General Purpose Laboratories.--The Committee is aware that 
NIST has initiated a study to optimize existing space at its 
General Purpose Laboratories. NIST shall make this study 
available to the Committee when completed.

            National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    The Committee recommends a total of $4,915,547,000 in 
discretionary funds for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), which is $88,650,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $524,191,000 below the request. The recommendation 
prioritizes funding for National Weather Service (NWS) 
operations, weather research, and related satellite programs.
    NWS reprogramming issues.--The Department and NOAA shall 
continue to update the Committee regarding implementation of 
the corrective actions taken in response to the improper 
reprogramming of funds at the NWS. The Committee notes that the 
Department has not yet provided its report on the status of the 
weather forecasting tools from which funds were diverted in 
unauthorized and improper reprogramming actions. The Department 
shall provide this assessment as soon as possible. The 
Committee expects NOAA to ensure that all corrective measures 
are implemented as expeditiously as possible in order to 
restore confidence in the Department's and NOAA's ability to 
carry out their responsibilities to manage appropriated funds.
    Data sources.--As a follow-up to Committee direction to the 
GAO in fiscal year 2013 to examine NOAA's various ocean and 
coastal data collection systems, the Committee directs NOAA to 
engage the National Academies of Science in a review of these 
data systems with a goal of determining which systems should be 
maintained, which need sustained investment, and which should 
be retired. In a climate of limited resources a comprehensive 
analysis of these systems and their relative priority is 
necessary. The Committee expects the Academy to begin its 
review following completion of the GAO baseline analysis.
    National Ocean Policy.--The Committee notes that no funding 
was provided in fiscal year 2013 and none was requested in 
fiscal year 2014 to implement the National Ocean Policy. 
Consequently, no funds for National Ocean Policy activities are 
included under any NOAA program, project or activity in this 
Act.

                  OPERATIONS, RESEARCH, AND FACILITIES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends a total program level of 
$3,037,290,000 under this account for the coastal, fisheries, 
marine, weather, satellite and other programs of NOAA. This 
total funding level includes $2,907,290,000 in direct 
appropriations, a transfer of $115,000,000 from balances in the 
``Promote and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining 
to American Fisheries'' account and $15,000,000 derived from 
recoveries of prior year obligations. The direct appropriation 
of $2,907,290,000 is $146,900,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$370,543,000 below the request.
    The following narrative descriptions and tables identify 
the specific activities and funding levels included in this 
Act.
    National Ocean Service.--The recommendation provides 
$400,850,000 for National Ocean Service (NOS) operations, 
research and facilities. The Committee adopts the new budget 
structure requested by NOAA to improve program coordination and 
achieve savings and efficiencies.
    Navigation, Observations, and Positioning.--The 
recommendation provides $167,000,000 for Navigation, 
Observations, and Positioning. Within this amount, the 
Committee expects NOAA to prioritize its mission-critical 
responsibilities, including mapping and charting, geodesy, and 
tides and current data activities. Within the amounts provided, 
the Committee encourages NOAA to provide adequate funding to 
support its IOOS program management activities. Included within 
this amount is $20,000,000 for hydrographic survey priorities. 
The Committee notes that Public Law 113-2 included $50,000,000 
in supplemental fiscal year 2013 appropriations for mapping, 
charting, geodesy services and marine debris surveys.
    Coastal Science and Assessment.--The recommendation 
includes $61,850,000 for Coastal Science and Assessment. Within 
these amounts, the Committee encourages NOAA to provide up to 
$5,000,000 for marine debris activities.
    Ocean and Coastal Management and Services.--The 
recommendation includes $172,000,000 for Ocean and Coastal 
Management and Services, including $25,000,000 for the Coral 
Reef program; $45,000,000 for Sanctuaries and Marine Protected 
Areas; and $21,000,000 for the National Estuarine Research 
Reserves.

                         NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE
                  Operations, Research, and Facilities
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Navigation, Observations and Positioning
  Navigation, Observations and Positioning............        $122,000
  IOOS Regional Observations..........................          25,000
  Hydrographic Survey Priorities/Contracts............          20,000
                                                       -----------------
Navigation, Observations and Positioning..............         167,000
                                                       -----------------
Coastal Science and Assessment
  Coastal Science, Assessment, Response and                     61,850
   Restoration........................................
                                                       -----------------
Coastal Science and Assessment........................          61,850
                                                       -----------------
Ocean and Coastal Management and Services
  Coastal Zone Management and Services................          41,000
  Coastal Zone Management Grants......................          40,000
  Coral Reef Program..................................          25,000
  Sanctuaries and Marine Protected Areas..............          45,000
  National Estuarine Research Reserve System..........          21,000
                                                       -----------------
Ocean and Coastal Management and Services.............         172,000
                                                       =================
Total, National Ocean Service, Operations, Research,          $400,850
 and Facilities.......................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National Marine Fisheries Service.--The Committee 
recommends $763,900,000 for the National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) operations, research and facilities.
    Protected Species Research and Management.--The Committee 
recommends $167,000,000 for Protected Species Research and 
Management programs, including $38,000,000 for base programs. 
Within available resources, the Committee encourages NOAA to 
maintain funding for marine mammal stranding grants. The 
Committee includes $9,000,000 for species recovery to 
consolidate funding for species recovery activities, including 
salmon, in this account.
    Fisheries Research and Management.--The Committee 
recommends $405,900,000 for Fisheries Research and Management 
programs, including $171,000,000 for base activities.
    Stock assessments.--The recommendation includes $66,000,000 
for stock assessments to provide scientific information on the 
current status of a stock relative to established harvest 
targets, sustainable catch levels, and steps needed to rebuild 
depleted stocks. In addition to this funding, the Committee 
recommendation includes funding for other activities in support 
of stock assessments, including $6,000,000 for economics and 
social sciences research; $22,000,000 for fisheries statistics; 
$21,000,000 for fish information networks; $24,000,000 for 
survey and monitoring projects; $10,000,000 for cooperative 
research; and $15,300,000 for information analysis and 
dissemination. All of these activities contribute to NMFS' 
stock assessment activities. The Committee encourages NOAA's 
Science Advisory Board (SAB) to review the entire NOAA stock 
assessment process and make recommendations for improvements 
that can be incorporated within existing funding levels. The 
Committee encourages the SAB to review prior National Academies 
of Science reports on this subject.
    Sentinel species.--The Gulf of Mexico commercial and 
recreational fisheries represent significant economic benefit 
to the region. Recent events in the Gulf brought to light a 
lack of baseline data critical to evaluating the fisheries 
health, whether in response to a particular event or as part of 
regular assessments of those fisheries. The Committee 
encourages NOAA to consider the development of a sentinel 
species program in the Gulf of Mexico, to include pelagic 
species, to address shortcomings in its research and monitoring 
efforts in this fishery. The Committee directs NMFS to report 
to the Committee no later than 120 days after the enactment of 
this Act on its recommendations for such a program.
    Community based restoration.--The Committee supports the 
Community Based Restoration Program and encourages NOAA to 
continue to prioritize community involvement and stewardship of 
local projects that support a broad range of benefits to 
coastal watershed communities.
    Cooperative research.--The recommendation includes 
$10,000,000 for cooperative research. The Committee expects 
that all funding provided shall be used for cooperative 
fisheries research and not for NOAA activities or 
administrative overhead costs.

                    NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE
                  Operations, Research, and Facilities
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Protected Species Research and Management
  Protected Species Research and Management Programs           $38,000
   Base...............................................
  Species Recovery Grants.............................           9,000
  Marine Mammals......................................          45,000
  Marine Turtles......................................          10,000
  Other Protected Species (marine fish, plants and               6,000
   invertebrates).....................................
  Atlantic Salmon.....................................           4,000
  Pacific Salmon......................................          55,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Protected Species Research and Management......         167,000
                                                       =================
Fisheries Research and Management
  Fisheries Research and Management Programs Base.....         171,000
  National Catch Share Program........................          20,000
  Expand Annual Stock Assessments - Improve Data                66,000
   Collection.........................................
  Economics and Social Sciences Research..............           6,000
  Salmon Management Activities........................          25,000
  Regional Councils and Fisheries Commissions.........          32,000
  Fisheries Statistics................................          22,000
  Fish Information Networks...........................          21,000
  Survey and Monitoring Projects......................          24,000
  Fisheries Oceanography..............................           2,000
  American Fisheries Act..............................           3,800
  Interjurisdictional Fisheries Grants................           2,000
  National Standard 8.................................           1,000
  Reducing Bycatch....................................           3,500
  Product Quality and Safety..........................           6,600
                                                       -----------------
Total, Fisheries Research and Management..............         405,900
                                                       =================
Enforcement and Observers/Training
  Enforcement.........................................          64,000
  Observers/Training..................................          43,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Enforcement and Observers/Training.............         107,000
                                                       =================
Habitat Conservation and Restoration
  Sustainable Habitat Management......................          19,000
  Fisheries Habitat Restoration.......................          10,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Habitat Conservation and Restoration...........          29,000
                                                       =================
Other Activities Supporting Fisheries
  Antarctic Research..................................           2,800
  Aquaculture.........................................           5,700
  Climate Regimes and Ecosystem Productivity..........           1,800
  Computer Hardware and Software......................           1,800
  Cooperative Research................................          10,000
  Information Analyses and Dissemination..............          15,300
  Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and                      800
   Prediction Program.................................
  National Environmental Policy Act...................           6,500
  NMFS Facilities Maintenance.........................           3,300
  Regional Studies....................................           7,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Other Activities Supporting Fisheries..........          55,000
                                                       =================
Total, National Marine Fisheries Service, Operations,         $763,900
 Research, and Facilities.............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Oceanic and Atmospheric Research.--The recommendation 
includes $348,500,000 for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research 
(OAR) operations, research, and facilities activities. The 
Committee notes that Public Law 113-2 included $50,000,000 in 
supplemental fiscal year 2013 appropriations for laboratories 
and cooperative institutes, research activities associated with 
sustained observations weather research programs, and ocean and 
coastal research, and $25,000,000 in supplemental fiscal year 
2013 appropriations to improve weather forecasting and 
hurricane intensity forecasting capabilities, to include data 
assimilation from ocean observing platforms and satellites.
    Weather and Air Chemistry Research.--The Committee includes 
$83,000,000 for Weather and Air Chemistry Research and 
encourages NOAA to continue research efforts that lead to near-
term, affordable, and attainable advances in observational, 
computing, and modeling capabilities to deliver substantial 
improvements in weather forecasting for the protection of life 
and property. In addition, the Committee includes funding for 
weather research programs within the NWS. NOAA is directed to 
substantially accelerate the transition of its research to 
operations in ways easily adopted by the operational 
forecasting community.
    Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs).--The 
Committee encourages NOAA to more fully integrate OSSEs into 
its decision-making processes, particularly with respect to 
assessing the value of data from potential alternatives to 
improve weather forecast accuracy.
    Science Advisory Board (SAB).--The Committee encourages 
NOAA to review the recent NOAA SAB report on the NOAA research 
portfolio and present a comprehensive approach to prioritizing 
research funds and ensuring a more rapid transition from 
research to operations.
    Multi-function phased array radar (MPAR).--The Committee 
understands that NOAA's MPAR research, and in particular the 
dual polarization combined with phased array technology, is 
critical to the future of weather forecasting. The 
recommendation includes $13,000,000 for these activities. 
Within this amount, NOAA is encouraged to continue research on 
cylindrical polarimetric phased array radar (CPAR) and provide 
a report to the Committee no later than 180 days after the 
enactment of this Act on research activities related to MPAR 
and CPAR.
    Ocean Exploration and Research.--The Committee recommends 
$25,000,000 for ocean exploration and research activities, 
including funds to map and explore the extended continental 
shelf. The Committee encourages NOAA to strengthen 
collaborative efforts with external partners in order to 
maximize limited Federal resources to expand our understanding 
of the oceans. As part of this effort, the Committee encourages 
NOAA to host an oceans conference with a broad array of 
stakeholders to address current and future challenges with 
respect to oceans exploration and research.
    Undersea research platforms.--Within amounts provided, NOAA 
is encouraged to maintain existing partnerships with its 
cooperative institutes and other external partners and to 
develop a plan, as appropriate, to transition existing 
platforms to external partners within existing General Services 
Administration guidelines.
    Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV).--The Committee is 
aware that NOAA currently deploys a variety of AUV technologies 
for research, development, and demonstration projects. The 
Committee encourages NOAA to more fully integrate AUVs into its 
operational observing system to support mission requirements 
for weather and ocean measurement and ecosystem assessment, to 
include fishery stock surveys, hydrography and sea floor 
characterization. NOAA shall provide a report to the Committee 
no later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act on any 
ongoing AUV demonstrations and future plans for the use of 
AUVs.

               OFFICE OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH
                  Operations, Research, and Facilities
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Climate Research
  Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes.............         $50,000
  Regional Climate Data and Information...............          12,000
  Climate Competitive Research, Sustained Observations          35,000
   and Regional Information...........................
                                                       -----------------
Total, Climate Research...............................          97,000
                                                       =================
Weather and Air Chemistry Research
  Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes.............          65,000
  U.S. Weather Research Program.......................           5,000
  Tornado Severe Storm Research/Phased Array Radar....          13,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Weather and Air Chemistry Research.............          83,000
                                                       =================
Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research
  Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes.............          25,000
  National Sea Grant College Program..................          60,000
  Marine Acquaculture Program.........................           4,500
  Ocean Exploration and Research......................          25,000
  Integrated Ocean Acidification......................           7,000
  Sustained Ocean Observations and Monitoring.........          35,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Ocean, Coastal and Great Lakes Research........         156,500
                                                       =================

High Performance Computing Initiatives................          12,000
                                                       =================
Total, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research,            $348,500
 Operations, Research, and Facilities.................
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    National Weather Service.--The Committee recommends 
$940,740,000 for National Weather Service (NWS) operations, 
research and facilities, which is $7,954,000 above the request 
to maintain critical capabilities to provide weather forecasts 
and warnings, a core life and safety function of the Federal 
government.
    Local Warnings and Forecasts Base.--The Committee 
recommends $669,000,000 for the Local Warnings and Forecasts 
Base, which is $10,769,000 more than the request. The Committee 
does not support the requested reduction in information 
technology officers at each of the Weather Forecast Offices or 
the proposal to reduce operations and maintenance for, or slow 
the implementation of, new Advanced Weather Interactive 
Processing System tools and capabilities. The Committee agrees 
that the NWS needs to revisit its current model in response to 
technological advances and other changes in the provision of 
weather products and services. However, a piecemeal plan that 
does not include a vision for the future of the NWS is not the 
most thoughtful way to proceed. The Committee expects NOAA to 
present a detailed plan for the entire NWS structure that is 
mindful of fiscal constraints and informed by a wide variety of 
stakeholders, including recommendations outlined by the 
National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the 
National Academies of Science. The Committee agrees with the 
NAPA recommendation to establish a formal advisory committee 
under the procedures established by the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act and urges NWS to establish this committee as soon 
as possible.
    Tsunami warning network.--The recommendation includes 
$27,000,000 to expand education and awareness programs of the 
National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and for sustainment 
of the Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis (DART) 
buoy network. The Committee expects NOAA to repair any DART 
stations that are not currently operational and report to the 
Committee no later than 30 days after the enactment of this Act 
regarding the status of the entire DART network.
    Central Forecast Guidance.--The recommendation includes 
$95,000,000 for Central Forecast Guidance. The Committee 
supports the efforts of the NWS to invest in weather research 
to improve forecasts and to transition weather research more 
quickly into operational weather forecasting. The Committee 
directs NOAA to provide a report no later than one year after 
the enactment of this Act that describes forecast improvements 
achieved with the severe weather research funding provided in 
Public Law 113-2 and this Act. As noted earlier, the Committee 
includes an additional $83,000,000 for weather research within 
OAR.
    Tornado and severe storm research.--The Committee directs 
NOAA to collaborate with the National Science Foundation and 
academic and private sector partners to study tornadoes and 
other severe weather events, including, but not limited to, 
variables in humidity and topography and how these factors can 
impact the formation, intensity, and storm path of tornadoes. 
NOAA shall report to the Committee no later than 90 days after 
the enactment of this Act regarding plans for such research.
    Service Assessment for Hurricane Sandy.--The Committee 
urges NWS and NOAA to develop a prioritized plan to address the 
recommendations from the May 2013 Service Assessment of 
Hurricane/Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy to ensure that the 
shortcomings identified are addressed so as to lessen the 
impact to life and property from future such significant 
storms.

                        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
                  Operations, Research, and Facilities
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Local Warnings and Forecasts
  Local Warnings and Forecasts Base...................        $669,000
  Air Quality Forecasting.............................             865
  Alaska Data Buoys...................................           1,700
  Sustain Cooperative Observer Network................           1,000
  NOAA Profiler Network...............................           1,800
  Strengthen U.S. Tsunami Warning Network.............          27,000
  Pacific Island Compact..............................           3,775
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, Local Warnings and Forecasts..............         705,140
                                                       -----------------
Operations and Research
  Advanced Hydrological Prediction Services...........           6,200
  Aviation Weather....................................          22,000
  WFO Maintenance.....................................           6,600
  Weather Radio Transmitters..........................           2,300
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, Operations and Research...................          37,100
                                                       -----------------
Central Forecast Guidance.............................          95,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Local Warnings and Forecasts, Operations and            837,240
 Research, Central Forecast Guidance..................
                                                       =================
Systems Operation and Maintenance
  NEXRAD..............................................          47,000
  ASOS................................................          11,500
  AWIPS...............................................          39,000
  NWSTG Backup--CIP...................................           6,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Systems Operation and Maintenance..............         103,500
                                                       =================
Total, National Weather Service, Operations, Research,        $940,740
 and Facilities.......................................
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    National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information 
Service.--The Committee recommends $181,300,000 for National 
Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) 
operations, research and facilities.
    Product Processing and Distribution.--The recommendation 
includes $45,000,000 to implement 247 operational 
processing and distribution of data from the Suomi National 
Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
    Regional Climate Services.--Within amounts provided, NOAA 
is encouraged to maintain support for the Regional Climate 
Centers.

     NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE, DATA AND INFORMATION SERVICE
                  Operations, Research, and Facilities
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Environmental Satellite Observing Systems
  Office of Satellite and Product Operations
    Satellite Command and Control.....................         $38,000
    NSOF Operations...................................           7,700
    Product Processing and Distribution...............          45,000
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, Office of Satellite and Product Operations          90,700
                                                       -----------------
  Product Development, Readiness and Application
    Product Development, Readiness and Application....          19,000
    P D, R and A (Ocean Remote Sensing)...............           4,000
    Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation......           3,000
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, Product Development, Readiness and                  26,000
   Application........................................
                                                       -----------------
  Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs........           1,000
  Office of Space Commercialization...................             600
  Group on Earth Observations.........................             500
                                                       -----------------
Total, Environmental Satellite Observing Systems......         118,800
                                                       =================
Data Centers and Information Services
    Archive, Access and Assessment....................          44,000
    Coastal Data Development..........................           4,000
    Regional Climate Services.........................           6,000
    Environmental Data Systems Modernization..........           8,500
                                                       -----------------
Total, Data Centers and Information Services..........          62,500
                                                       =================
Total, NESDIS, Operations, Research, and Facilities...        $181,300
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Program Support.--The recommendation includes $402,000,000 
for Program Support operations, research and facilities.
    Management and administrative costs.--The recommendation 
includes language capping NOAA corporate services 
administrative support costs at $192,600,000. The Committee 
encourages NOAA to continue efforts to standardize the 
treatment of management and administrative costs in a manner 
that maximizes transparency and accountability.
    Facilities maintenance.--The Committee notes that NOAA did 
not include in its fiscal year 2014 Congressional budget 
submission separate facilities maintenance funding requests for 
each of the line offices as requested in the fiscal year 2013 
House report. The Committee directs NOAA to submit with its 
fiscal year 2015 budget a consolidated, detailed request for 
each NOAA facility by line office.
    NOAA education program.--The recommendation includes 
$24,400,000 for NOAA's education program. No less than 
$14,400,000 of the amount provided shall be to continue the 
Educational Partnership Program with Minority Serving 
Institutions, with remaining funds to support NOAA's general 
competitive education program.
    Extramural research.--The Committee believes that NOAA 
benefits from collaboration with academia and the private 
sector with respect to cooperative institutes and competitive 
research as these relationships build broad community support 
and leverage external funding for mission-oriented research. 
The Committee expects NOAA to continue to track intra- and 
extramural research and report on such expenditures in 
subsequent budget requests.

                             PROGRAM SUPPORT
                  Operations, Research, and Facilities
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Program Support
  Corporate Services
    Under Secretary and Associate Offices.............         $24,000
    NOAA-Wide Corporate Services and Agency Management          95,600
    DOC Accounting System.............................           9,000
    Payment to the DOC Working Capital Fund...........          33,000
    IT Security.......................................           8,000
    NOAA Facilities Management, Maintenance,                    23,000
     Construction and Safety..........................
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, Corporate Services and Facilities.........         192,600
                                                       =================
  NOAA Education Program
    Education Partnership Program/Minority Serving              14,400
     Institutions.....................................
    NOAA Education Program Base.......................          10,000
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, NOAA Education Program....................          24,400
                                                       =================

Total, Program Support................................         217,000
                                                       =================
Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
  Marine Operations and Maintenance...................         155,000
  Aviation Operations and Aircraft Services...........          30,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.......         185,000
                                                       =================
Total, Program Support and OMAO, Operations, Research,        $402,000
 and Facilities.......................................
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               PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends a total program level of 
$1,985,907,000 in direct obligations under this heading, of 
which $1,978,907,000 is appropriated from the general fund and 
$7,000,000 is derived from recoveries of prior year 
obligations. The direct appropriation is $89,023,000 above 
fiscal year 2013 and $138,648,000 below the request. The 
following narrative descriptions and tables identify the 
specific activities and funding levels included in this bill:
    National Weather Service (NWS).--The recommendation 
includes $116,986,000 for NWS systems acquisitions and 
construction. Within this amount, the recommendation includes 
$44,000,000 for Weather and Climate Supercomputing to enable 
NWS to improve forecasting and run higher resolution models. 
The Committee directs NOAA to submit a report no later than 180 
days after the enactment of this Act that details the current 
state of NWS forecasting capabilities and the expected state of 
those capabilities in five and ten years.
    National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information 
Service (NESDIS).--The recommendation includes $1,856,921,000 
for NESDIS acquisition and construction. The Committee 
recognizes the efforts of the Department and NOAA with respect 
to improving the management of its weather satellite portfolio, 
but challenges remain. The Committee notes with concern that 
GAO added NOAA's polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites to 
its 2013 High Risk List due to potential gaps in weather 
satellite data. The GAO reported that cost increases, missed 
milestones, technical problems and management challenges have 
resulted in reduced functionality and slips to planned launch 
dates and may result in potential gaps in weather satellite 
data.
    Recognizing these challenges and the critical importance of 
NOAA's operational weather satellite portfolio, the Committee 
recommendation focuses limited resources on the Geostationary 
Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) and the Joint 
Polar Satellite System (JPSS) activities in order to maintain 
the launch readiness dates of these critical programs. The 
Committee expects the Department of Commerce to ensure that 
flagship satellite programs are proceeding within the cost caps 
and meeting critical program milestones. The Committee expects 
to be notified promptly if any issues arise that could 
jeopardize the current launch schedules.
    Program Management Council (PMC) monthly satellite 
meetings.--The Committee disagrees with the Department's desire 
to exclude IG and GAO personnel from monthly PMC meetings. The 
Committee directs NOAA to permit IG and GAO attendance at these 
meetings.
    JPSS.--The Committee recommends $824,000,000 for the JPSS 
program, which is the same as the request. The Committee notes 
the progress that NOAA has made to focus efforts on ensuring 
that this critical program proceeds with little distraction but 
critical challenges remain in order to minimize a potential 
data gap. The Committee directs NOAA to provide a report no 
later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act on the 
status of investments made to minimize gaps in critical weather 
satellite data.
    GOES-R.--The Committee recommends $955,000,000 for the 
GOES-R program, which is the same as the request, in order to 
maintain the current launch schedule and planned mission 
capabilities. The Committee urges NOAA to carefully consider 
options proposed in the 2013 OIG Audit of Geostationary 
Operational Environmental Satellite-R Series: Comprehensive 
Mitigation Approaches, Strong Systems Engineering, and Cost 
Controls Are Needed to Reduce Risks of Coverage Gaps, and 
submit a plan, developed in consultation with GAO and the IG, 
to enable NOAA to focus resources on the areas of greatest 
need.
    Enterprise ground system.--The recommendation includes 
$3,000,000 for NOAA to begin an analysis for a future 
integrated ground system. The Committee expects that such a 
system will result in efficiencies and cost savings. The 
Committee expects NOAA to submit a plan with the fiscal year 
2015 budget for achieving an integrated ground system with 
appropriate IT security standards and backup redundancies, to 
include outyear funding estimates and program milestones.
    Independent evaluation of weather satellite risk.--The 
Committee recognizes that weather satellites provide data that 
is indispensable and that the current risk posture associated 
with launch delay or on-orbit failure is not optimal. The 
Committee is concerned that NOAA has no effective contingency 
plan should one or more of its polar or geostationary 
satellites fail. The Committee directs GAO to evaluate the 
options to minimize such risks, including acquiring weather 
data from commercial satellite services, and provide a report 
to the Committee no later than 180 days after the enactment of 
this Act.
    Quarterly briefings.--The Committee directs NOAA to 
continue providing quarterly briefings to the Committee 
regarding NOAA major satellite system acquisition programs.

                PROCUREMENT, ACQUISITION and CONSTRUCTION
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
  Systems Acquisition
    Research Supercomputing/CCRI......................         $10,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, OAR--PAC.......................................          10,000
                                                       =================
National Weather Service
  Systems Acquisition
    ASOS..............................................           1,600
    AWIPS.............................................          22,000
    NWSTG Legacy Replacement..........................          16,215
    Radiosonde Network Replacement....................           4,021
    Weather and Climate Supercomputing................          44,000
    Complete and Sustain NOAA Weather Radio...........           5,500
    Ground Readiness Project..........................          15,000
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, NWS Systems Acquisition...................         108,336
                                                       -----------------
  Construction
    WFO Construction..................................           8,650
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, NWS Construction..........................           8,650
                                                       -----------------
Total, National Weather Service--PAC..................         116,986
                                                       =================
National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information
 Service
  Systems Acquisition
    Geostationary Systems-N...........................          28,000
    Geostationary Systems-R...........................         955,000
    Polar Orbiting Systems-POES.......................          31,000
    Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)...............         824,000
    EOS and Advanced Polar Data Processing,                        990
     Distribution and Archiving Systems...............
    Critical Infrastructure Protection................           2,772
    Comprehensive Large Array Data Stewardship System            6,476
     (CLASS)..........................................
    Satellite Preparatory Data Exploitation...........           3,455
    Enterprise Ground System..........................           3,000
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, NESDIS Systems Acquisition................       1,854,693
                                                       -----------------
  Construction
    Satellite CDA Facility............................           2,228
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, NESDIS Construction.......................           2,228
                                                       -----------------
Total, NESDIS--PAC....................................       1,856,921
                                                       =================
Program Support
Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
  Fleet Replacement
    Fleet Capital Improvements and Technology Infusion           2,000
                                                       -----------------
  Subtotal, Fleet Replacement.........................           2,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, PAC..           2,000
                                                       =================
Total, Procurement, Acquisition, and Construction.....      $1,985,907
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                    PACIFIC COASTAL SALMON RECOVERY

    The Committee recommends $35,000,000 for Pacific Coastal 
Salmon Recovery, which is $28,780,000 below fiscal year 2013 
and $15,000,000 below the request. In addition, the 
accompanying bill includes language that requires all funds to 
be allocated based on scientific and merit principles and 
prohibits the availability of funds for marketing activities.

                      FISHERMEN'S CONTINGENCY FUND

    The Committee recommends $350,000 for the Fishermen's 
Contingency Fund, which is $7,000 above fiscal year 2013 and 
the same as the request. This Fund is available to compensate 
U.S. commercial fishermen for damage or loss caused by 
obstructions related to oil and gas exploration, and is derived 
from fees collected by the Secretary of the Interior.

                   FISHERIES FINANCE PROGRAM ACCOUNT

    The Committee recommends language under this heading 
limiting obligations of direct loans to $24,000,000 for 
Individual Fishing Quota loans and $59,000,000 for traditional 
direct loans.

                        Departmental Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $52,000,000 for Departmental 
Management, which is $2,949,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$7,595,000 below the request.
    Obligations.--The Committee is concerned by the June 2013 
Commerce IG report, Monitoring of Obligation Balances Needs 
Strengthening, which found that the Department is failing to 
ensure that obligations are adequately monitored and 
deobligated when appropriate. The IG found that Commerce 
bureaus should have deobligated $159 million during fiscal year 
2011 alone. The Committee expects Commerce to actively oversee 
the accounting processes of its bureaus to ensure they comply 
with all applicable laws and OMB guidance. The Committee 
directs the Department to provide a report no later than 60 
days after the enactment of this Act outlining actions taken to 
address these findings.
    Purchase card transactions.--The Committee is concerned 
about irregularities, including improper and questionable 
transactions, found by the IG in the May 2013 report, Internal 
Controls for Purchase Card Transactions Need to Be 
Strengthened. This report identified several areas of concern, 
including transactions that were split, exceeded cardholders' 
single purchase limit, or were made by employees other than the 
cardholder. The Commerce Chief Financial Officer shall develop 
a corrective action plan, developed in consultation with the 
IG, to address all concerns raised in this and prior audits of 
purchase card transactions and submit a report to the Committee 
no later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act.
    Conferences.--The Committee is aware that the Department 
has initiated an internal review of its quarterly conference 
reporting in response to requirements in prior appropriations 
Acts. An initial report found in some instances that 
documentation provided by the bureaus is insufficient and that 
systems to track travel costs need drastic improvements. The 
Committee expects the Department to continue its internal 
review and to collaborate with the IG to implement rigorous 
standards that meet or exceed OMB travel and conference 
attendance requirements. The Department shall report to the 
Committee no later than 60 days after the enactment of this Act 
regarding plans to address concerns outlined in this initial 
report. In addition, the Committee reminds the Department of 
language regarding conferences in sections 525 and 531 of this 
Act.
    Enterprise Security Operations Center.--The recommendation 
includes funding as requested within the Department of Commerce 
WCF to establish an Enterprise Security Operations Center to 
provide Department-wide, 247 security status 
information on cyber security threats. The Committee directs 
the Commerce CIO to consult with the IG, GAO and NIST regarding 
this effort.
    Cybersecurity.--In its fiscal year 2012 Federal Information 
Security Management Act Annual Report, the IG noted that while 
the Department has taken steps to improve the security of its 
information technology systems, significant weaknesses exist in 
basic security practices. The Committee expects the Commerce 
CIO to implement expeditiously the recommendations from the IG 
audit and to report to the Committee on a periodic basis 
regarding the status of these corrective actions.
    Repatriation and manufacturing initiatives.--The 
recommendation includes language directing the Secretary to 
maintain the repatriation task force and includes funding under 
EDA for repatriation grants. The Committee expects the 
Department to report to the Committee on these programs no 
later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act.
    Economic Security Commission.--Within the amounts provided 
under this heading, the Secretary shall continue the Economic 
Security Commission established in fiscal year 2012. The 
Committee expects to receive the Commission's first annual 
report soon. The second annual report shall be expanded to 
include South Korea and shall be submitted no later than one 
year after the enactment of this Act.
    Assess Costs Everywhere (ACE) tool.--The Committee 
appreciates the work of the Department in its development of 
the ACE Tool, an initiative directed by the Committee to enable 
businesses to determine the costs of operating overseas. The 
Committee directs the Department to further improve the ACE 
Tool by providing greater clarity of information so companies 
and investors may more accurately assess the costs and benefits 
in monetary terms of operating domestically. This effort shall 
also include an evaluation of the U.S. system of intellectual 
property protection vis-a-vis competitors such as China. In 
addition, the Committee suggests that ACE include data 
regarding the financial benefit of investments made by U.S. 
companies in training, skills enhancement of their workers and 
the tenure of its workforce. The Department is encouraged to 
consult experts on accounting for intangibles in assessing how 
to more fully evaluate and quantify the benefits of operating 
in the U.S.
    Chinese investment in the U.S.--The Committee directs the 
Department to continue to report annually on any proposed and 
actual Chinese investment in the United States, including data 
on investments by Chinese state-owned enterprises and other 
state-affiliated entities.
    Reciprocal investment opportunities between the U.S. and 
China.--The Department shall provide a report no later than 180 
days after the enactment of this Act comparing the openness of 
investment opportunities in China and the United States. The 
report, to be developed in coordination with the State 
Department, shall provide specific information on the sectors 
that are open to foreign investment in each country for 
investors from other countries. The report must include any 
investment limitations such as the degree to which ownership 
rights are restricted. The report shall also include 
information regarding the extent to which outward bound 
investments by each country's investors are monitored or 
reviewed by governmental entities.
    Assessing China's five-year plan.--The Commerce Department 
shall solicit a study from the National Academy of Sciences 
assessing China's strategies, policies and programs to become 
an innovative society and enhance its indigenous innovation. In 
conducting this study, which shall be submitted no later than 
one year after the enactment of this Act, the Academy shall 
identify specific actions taken by the Chinese government to 
achieve the innovation goals outlined in the 12th five-year 
plan. The Academy shall include an evaluation of those leading-
edge technologies where Chinese capabilities are comparable to 
or exceed those of the United States and provide appropriate 
measurement metrics, and also an evaluation of the impacts of 
reverse engineering and intellectual property theft.
    Cooperatives.--With more than $3 trillion in assets, over 
$500 billion in total revenue, $25 billion in wages and 
benefits, and nearly one million jobs, cooperatives have proven 
themselves to be vital components of the nation's economy. The 
Committee encourages the Department to build on its efforts to 
create opportunities for community wealth building, workforce 
training, and job creation by working with national and local 
stakeholders in the cooperative sphere to look at the role that 
business cooperatives can play in stimulating industrial and 
commercial growth in economically distressed areas of the 
United States.
    National Technical Information Service (NTIS).--A 2012 GAO 
review of technical and scientific reports made available for 
sale by NTIS between 1990 and 2011 found that most of the 
reports were readily available from other public websites and 
nearly all of them could be obtained for free. GAO subsequently 
included NTIS in its April 2013 report on fragmentation, 
overlap, and duplication. The Committee encourages the 
Department to review the activities of NTIS and propose 
changes, as appropriate, in the fiscal year 2015 budget 
regarding the NTIS business model.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The Committee recommends $28,000,000 for the IG, which is 
$213,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $2,490,000 below the 
request. The recommendation also includes transfers of 
$1,000,000 from the Census Bureau and $2,000,000 from PTO for 
additional IG oversight of those activities.

               General Provisions--Department of Commerce

    The Committee recommends the following general provisions 
for the Department of Commerce:
    Section 101 makes funds available for advanced payments 
only upon certification of officials designated by the 
Secretary that such payments are considered to be in the public 
interest.
    Section 102 makes appropriations for the Department 
available for hire of passenger motor vehicles, for services, 
and for uniforms and allowances as authorized by law.
    Section 103 provides the authority to transfer funds 
between Department of Commerce appropriation accounts and 
requiring notification to the Committee of certain actions.
    Section 104 extends Congressional notification requirements 
for NOAA satellite programs.
    Section 105 provides for reimbursement for services within 
Department of Commerce buildings.
    Section 106 clarifies that grant recipients under the 
Department of Commerce may continue to deter child pornography, 
copyright infringement, or any other unlawful activity over 
their networks.
    Section 107 provides the Administrator with the authority 
to avail NOAA of needed resources, with the consent of those 
supplying the resources, to carry out responsibilities of any 
statute administered by NOAA.
    Section 108 requires a monthly report on official travel to 
China.

                                TITLE II


                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


                         General Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $103,900,000 for Department of 
Justice, General Administration, Salaries and Expenses, which 
is $4,842,000 below fiscal year 2013 funding, and $22,308,000 
below the request. The Committee has provided separate funding 
recommendations by decision unit as follows:




Department Leadership.................................       $17,094,000
Intergovernmental Relations/External Affairs..........         7,564,000
Executive Support/Professional Responsibility.........        12,971,000
Justice Management Division...........................        66,271,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total, Salaries and Expenses......................      $103,900,000


    Liaison partnerships.--The Council on American-Islamic 
Relations (CAIR) was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in 
a case in which the Holy Land Foundation was found guilty of 
material support of a terrorist organization. The FBI prohibits 
its employees from engaging in any formal non-investigative 
cooperation with CAIR. The Committee urges the Attorney General 
to adopt a similar policy for all Department officials, and 
requests a report not later than 120 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act on the form such a policy would take and 
the status of its implementation.
    Report on terrorist finance cases.--The Committee strongly 
supports efforts to identify, investigate, prosecute and 
disrupt terrorist financing operations, both domestically and 
abroad, and remains concerned about the transfer of funds from 
groups within the U.S. to designated terrorist organizations 
abroad. The Committee is aware that Department efforts, led by 
the FBI and its Terrorist Financing Operations Section and the 
National Security Division (NSD), are a critical subset of 
government-wide joint terrorism investigations and task forces. 
Such efforts include, in addition to investigations, provision 
of technical assistance to foreign governments and designation 
of organizations and persons as engaging in or supporting 
terrorist financing.
    While the extent and impact of terrorist financing has 
become more widely recognized, no U.S. Attorneys' Bulletin on 
terrorism financing has been published since 2003. Such 
guidance should be updated to reflect more than a decade of 
enforcement and counterterrorism experience. In order to 
provide a useful baseline for future oversight of these 
critical efforts, the Committee directs the Department to 
submit a comprehensive report, not later than 120 days after 
the enactment of this Act, on its efforts to counter terrorism 
financing, including its investigation and prosecution of 
cases, since 2001. The report, which may be submitted in both 
classified and unclassified form, should include a description 
of terrorism financing trends, and annual statistics on the 
types of cases brought by year; list organizational changes to 
units within DOJ responsible for investigating and prosecuting 
terrorist finance cases; and describe how such reorganization 
may have affected the number and type of cases handled. In 
addition, the report should describe steps taken by the 
Department to address recommendations made by the Office of 
Inspector General (OIG) in its March 2013 report (OIG 13-17), 
Efforts to Coordinate and Address Terrorist Financing.
    Fort Hood attack and designation of investigations as 
involving terrorism.--The Committee is unsatisfied with the 
Attorney General's response to letters and hearing questions 
for the record from the Committee concerning the Department's 
role in determining whether the Ft. Hood attack would be 
investigated and prosecuted as a terrorist attack. The 
Committee therefore directs the Department to submit a detailed 
report not later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act 
specifying its role in advising the FBI, U.S. Attorneys' 
offices and the Department of Defense on how this case was 
designated with regard to terrorism, including a description of 
what anti-terror investigative authority was sought by 
Departmental entities, and whether such authority was approved. 
In addition, the report should describe the Department's policy 
and practices in categorizing cases and the criteria it employs 
to determine which cases represent terrorism investigations.
    Violent gangs.--The Department, its components and its 
partners in State and local law enforcement have been working 
together under the guidelines of a comprehensive plan to combat 
the growing threat of violent gangs. The Committee continues to 
support this focus, and therefore denies the proposal to 
eliminate funding under the FBI for the National Gang 
Intelligence Center (NGIC). The Committee also directs the 
Department to produce an updated National Gang Threat 
Assessment, including presentation of anti-gang initiatives, 
their performance to date, and plans for continued cooperation 
with State and local law enforcement to combat activities of 
multijurisdictional gangs.
    Independent review of the Civil Rights Division.--In 
response to the OIG report that found unprofessional and 
inappropriate behavior by the managers and employees of the 
Civil Rights Division over a period of time, the Committee has 
included language directing that $1,000,000 shall be 
transferred from the General Administration appropriation to 
the OIG to commission a comprehensive, independent assessment 
of the direction and management of the division, with specific 
recommendations for management and policy remedies.
    Industrial espionage.--In light of the rising threat to 
U.S. security and competitiveness from industrial espionage, 
the Committee directs the Department to conduct a review of 
existing legal penalties for companies found to engage in, or 
benefit from, industrial espionage and report not later than 
120 days after the enactment of this Act on the efficacy of the 
current penalties and recommendations to improve them.
    Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) registration and 
reporting.--The Committee is concerned that current law may not 
provide an appropriate level of disclosure for lobbyists 
working on behalf of state-owned or -directed companies. The 
Committee directs the Department to report not later than 120 
days after the enactment of this Act on the registration 
requirements under FARA and the Lobbying Disclosure Act for 
firms and individuals, and the number of lobbyists registered 
under each authority.
    Human trafficking.--The Committee includes, as in prior 
years, resources and guidance throughout this title to combat 
trafficking in persons, and to support the investigation and 
prosecution of such crimes as a top priority for the 
Department. The recommendation also includes direction for all 
U.S. Attorneys to enhance their leadership of human trafficking 
task forces. The Committee directs the Attorney General to 
submit a comprehensive report on all Department anti-
trafficking activities no later than 60 days after the 
enactment of this Act, including legislative proposals that may 
advance these efforts. The report should also detail any 
actions the Department has taken to investigate allegations of 
trafficking or abuse of nonimmigrants holding an A-3 or a G-5 
visa and actions the Department has taken under 18 U.S.C. 3271 
to enforce a policy of zero tolerance for sex and labor 
trafficking by Federal contractors.
    Internet facilitation of human trafficking.--The Committee 
is concerned by the slow pace of efforts to halt certain 
websites from enabling and facilitating sexual exploitation of 
minors. The Department shall, no later than 30 days after the 
enactment of this Act, report on efforts, including 
prosecution, to impose sanctions on such Internet-based 
commercial activity. If the Department finds existing legal 
authority insufficient to support such action, it shall provide 
a legal analysis with recommendations for new statutory 
language to enable law enforcement to effectively address this 
problem.
    Human rights.--The Committee remains concerned with the 
proliferation of mass atrocities and other gross human rights 
violations abroad, and is committed to preventing the U.S. from 
becoming a safe haven for perpetrators of such crimes. 
Therefore, in addition to having the FBI update its reporting 
to the Committee on investigation and support for prosecution 
of such crimes, the Committee directs the Department to report 
not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act on gaps in 
Federal government capacity to prosecute such crimes, and to 
recommend appropriate legislative, enforcement, and other 
remedies. The Committee supports efforts by the Department to 
provide technical assistance and other support for 
international justice mechanisms to address such violations 
abroad, and directs that the report identify other ways that 
the Department could leverage its assistance through Federal, 
private, or international partners.
    Improper hiring practices.--The Committee was troubled to 
learn of improper hiring practices and nepotism in the Justice 
Management Division (JMD) documented in a 2012 OIG report. The 
report, the third in recent years to address illegal hiring 
practices in JMD, noted that ``. . .the pattern of fundamental 
misconduct described in this report did not stem from ignorance 
of the rules. Rather, most of the misconduct described in this 
report--the nepotism, the Prohibited Personnel Practices, the 
ethical lapses, the false and misleading statements--was the 
result of bad behavior by individuals insufficiently impressed 
with the principles of fair and open competition. We urge JMD 
to demonstrate its zero tolerance for such behavior and 
vigilantly to enforce proper hiring procedures and applicable 
ethical standards in the future.'' The Committee notes that JMD 
now requires those working for or seeking employment with JMD 
to provide written disclosures of other family relationships 
with Department employees, and directs the Attorney General to 
implement such a policy department-wide, and to take every 
possible step to prevent similar abuses from occurring 
elsewhere in the Department.
    Unauthorized transfer of missile defense technology.--The 
Committee has received allegations that certain Missile Defense 
Agency technology was transferred to unauthorized foreign 
nationals, in violation of International Traffic in Arms 
Regulations. The Committee understands the FBI investigated 
this case and referred it to the Justice Department for 
prosecution. However, the Committee has been disappointed by 
the Department's failure to respond to its inquiries, as well 
as the decision not to prosecute made by the U.S. Attorney for 
the Northern District of California, despite a multi-year 
investigation of the case. The Committee therefore directs the 
Department to provide a briefing on this case no later than 60 
days after the enactment of this Act.
    Prescription drug abuse.--The Administrator of the Drug 
Enforcement Administration (DEA) described prescription drug 
abuse as the ``Nation's fastest-growing drug problem,'' and the 
2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported that there 
are more users of prescription drugs for non-medical reasons 
than users of cocaine, heroin, and hallucinogens combined. The 
Committee urges the Attorney General to collaborate with State 
and local law authorities on their efforts to intensify 
enforcement against abuse and trafficking of prescription 
drugs.
    Drug-related violence in the Caribbean.--The Committee 
remains concerned about high levels of violent crime linked to 
narcotics trafficking in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin 
Islands. The Committee directs the Attorney General to report 
not later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act on 
Justice Department law enforcement personnel and resources in 
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and how they 
complement other Federal law enforcement agency efforts, 
particularly of the Department of Homeland Security.
    Canine detection standards.--The Committee recognizes the 
importance of detection canine teams in the Nation's law 
enforcement and national security efforts but understands that 
there are widely differing standards and protocols for the 
breeding, training, conditioning and deployment of detection 
canine teams. The Committee supports efforts to improve 
effectiveness of such teams and directs the Department to work 
with NIST, in conjunction with subject matter experts in 
academia, the private sector and government, to improve 
breeding, training, and deployment standards and protocols for 
detection canine teams.
    Aviation operations.--The Department owns, leases, 
maintains and operates fleets of passenger aircraft through 
three component agencies: the FBI, DEA, and the U.S. Marshals 
Service. In addition, the Attorney General has testified that 
Justice Department agencies operate unmanned aircraft systems 
primarily for surveillance purposes. The Committee recognizes 
the value of aviation assets to the Department's missions but 
also the significant investment they represent in facilities, 
equipment, technology, operations, staffing and training. The 
Committee therefore directs the Attorney General to submit, no 
later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act, a report 
on the management of Justice Department aviation programs.
    The report shall include: a description of aviation program 
organizational and management structures; a list of all 
aircraft, by make, model and year, with a description of the 
remaining useful life of those assets; and a list of associated 
facilities and services. The report should also describe 
mission operations, including flight hours, and provide data on 
operating, staffing and training costs for fiscal years 2009-
2014, and operating and recapitalization cost estimates for 
fiscal years 2015-2019. Finally, while the Committee recognizes 
that there may be distinct missions for these assets, it also 
expects there exist opportunities to leverage facilities, 
procurement and support systems across the Department. The 
report shall thus describe current efforts, as well as new 
proposals, for sharing of aviation resources, to include joint 
acquisition, maintenance and support, which would lead to 
economies of scale or other savings, and optimize use of these 
assets. Finally, the report should address how the Department 
has addressed recommendations included in GAO-13-235, Executive 
Use of DOJ Aircraft.
    HIV/AIDS.--The Committee is aware of the finding of the 
President's Advisory Council on AIDS (PACHA) that current 
criminal laws require modernization, should be consistent with 
current medical and scientific knowledge and avoid imposition 
of unwarranted punishment based on health and disability 
status. The Committee directs the Attorney General, within 90 
days after enactment of this Act, to initiate a review of 
Federal and State laws, policies, and regulations regarding 
criminal and related civil commitment cases involving people 
living with HIV/AIDS. The Committee further directs the 
Attorney General, no later than 180 days from initiating the 
review, to make best practice recommendations to ensure such 
policies do not place unique or additional burdens on 
individuals living with HIV/AIDS and reflect contemporary 
understanding of HIV transmission routes and associated 
benefits of treatment.
    Oil and Gas Price Fraud Working Group.--The Committee 
directs the Department of Justice to report to the Committees 
on Appropriations the status of the Oil and Gas Price Fraud 
Working Group's activities no later than 60 days after the 
enactment of this Act.

                 JUSTICE INFORMATION SHARING TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee recommends $25,842,000 for Justice 
Information Sharing Technology, which is $6,957,000 below 
fiscal year 2013 and the same as the request.

                   ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW AND APPEALS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends $307,000,000 for the Executive 
Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) and the Office of the 
Pardon Attorney, of which $4,000,000 is from immigration 
examination fees. The recommendation is $630,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $26,147,000 below the request. The recommendation 
will permit EOIR to address backlogs in immigration 
adjudication and support its Legal Orientation Program (LOP).
    Legal Orientation Program and pilots.--The Committee 
commends EOIR for the LOP and other programs that improve the 
efficiency of court proceedings, reduce court costs, and help 
ensure fairness and due process. The Committee encourages EOIR, 
within the funding provided, to explore ways to better serve 
vulnerable populations such as children and improve court 
efficiency through pilot efforts aimed at improving their legal 
representation.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The Committee recommends $81,540,000 for the OIG, which is 
$2,831,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $4,305,000 below the 
request. The Committee is disappointed with delays in OIG 
action and follow-up on several high profile reviews and 
investigations, such as a compliance review on FBI policies 
related to cooperation with the Council on American-Islamic 
Relations. The Committee urges OIG to move with alacrity and 
expedite such reviews in the future and to ensure its findings 
and recommendations are provided to Congress and the Department 
in a timely fashion.
    Independent review of the Civil Rights Division.--As noted 
above, the Committee includes language directing the transfer 
of $1,000,000 of General Administration funding to the OIG, 
which shall in turn select an independent entity to conduct an 
assessment of the operation and management of the Department's 
Civil Rights Division. This review, to be submitted to the 
Committee one year after enactment of this Act, shall address 
shortcomings identified in the March, 2013 OIG report, A Review 
of the Operations of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights 
Division, and include recommendations for specific management 
and policy remedies.

                    United States Parole Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $12,000,000 for the United States 
Parole Commission, which is $532,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$1,021,000 below the request.

                            Legal Activities


            SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

    The Committee recommends $822,200,000 for General Legal 
Activities, which is $42,264,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$80,405,000 below the request. This appropriation supports the 
establishment of litigation policy, the conduct of litigation, 
and other legal responsibilities of the Department of Justice 
through the Office of the Solicitor General, the Tax Division, 
the Criminal Division, the Civil Division, the Environment and 
Natural Resources Division, the Civil Rights Division, the 
Office of Legal Counsel, and INTERPOL Washington. The Committee 
has provided separate funding recommendations by decision unit 
as follows:




Office of the Solicitor General.......................       $10,850,000
Tax Division..........................................        98,850,000
Criminal Division.....................................       164,900,000
Civil Division........................................       270,600,000
Environment and Natural Resources Division............       101,900,000
Office of Legal Counsel...............................         6,800,000
Civil Rights Division.................................       138,900,000
INTERPOL Washington...................................        29,400,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total, General Legal Activities...................      $822,200,000


    INTERPOL.--The Committee remains concerned that foreign 
governments may fabricate criminal charges against opposition 
activists and, by abusing the use of INTERPOL red notices, seek 
their arrest in countries that have provided them asylum. The 
Department and INTERPOL Washington shall employ safeguards to 
prevent such potential abuse of red notice protocols by foreign 
countries to target political or religious dissidents. In 
addition, the Committee is extremely concerned about the 
treatment, including inappropriate prosecution and conviction, 
of U.S. nongovernmental organization personnel in Egypt. The 
Committee urges INTERPOL Washington to provide all possible 
assistance to those affected.
    Human trafficking.--The Committee recommends not less than 
the fiscal year 2013 funding level for the Human Trafficking 
and Slavery Prosecution Unit (HTSPU) in the Civil Rights 
Division to fight human trafficking and slavery. The Committee 
encourages HTSPU and the Anti-Trafficking Coordination Teams to 
continue working with victim service providers and non-
governmental organizations to give priority to victim needs in 
combatting human trafficking and slavery in the U.S.
    Intellectual property.--U.S. industries lose billions of 
dollars each year due to counterfeiting and global trade of 
illegitimate goods. Within the funding provided, the Committee 
expects the Criminal Division to make combating international 
piracy of intellectual property a priority, including by 
allocating appropriate resources both domestically and overseas 
to support anti-piracy efforts.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND

    The recommendation includes $7,833,000 as a reimbursement 
from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund for costs of 
litigating cases under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury 
Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-660).

               SALARIES AND EXPENSES, ANTITRUST DIVISION

    The Committee recommends $159,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Antitrust Division, which is $2,285,000 below 
fiscal year 2013 and $1,410,000 below the request. The 
recommended funding level is offset by $103,000,000 in 
estimated fee collections for a net direct appropriation of 
$56,000,000.

             SALARIES AND EXPENSES, UNITED STATES ATTORNEYS

    The Committee recommends $1,887,000,000 for the Executive 
Office for United States Attorneys and the 94 United States 
Attorneys' offices, which is $45,716,000 below fiscal year 2013 
and $120,717,000 below the request.
    Prescription drug abuse.--Because of the widespread nature 
of prescription drug abuse, within the funds provided, U.S. 
Attorneys are expected to prioritize the investigation and 
prosecution of pain clinics that serve as fronts for the 
illegal distribution of addictive pain killers.
    Human trafficking.--The Committee understands all U.S. 
Attorney offices now lead regional human trafficking task 
forces that meet on a quarterly basis, as required by the 
fiscal year 2013 Appropriations Act (Public Law 113-6). The 
Committee expects U.S. Attorneys to maintain their task force 
participation and leadership roles in fiscal year 2014 and to 
undertake proactive investigations, including investigations of 
persons or entities facilitating trafficking in persons through 
the use of classified advertising on the Internet. The 
Committee directs the Department to submit quarterly updates on 
the work of these task forces beginning no later than November 
1, 2013. In addition, the Committee directs the Department to 
continue outreach efforts in the form of public notices with 
regard to the prevalence of human trafficking activities and to 
report periodically to the Committee regarding such outreach.

                   UNITED STATES TRUSTEE SYSTEM FUND

    The Committee recommends $213,000,000 for the United States 
Trustee Program, which is $6,067,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$12,728,000 below the request. The recommended funding is fully 
offset by fee collections.

      SALARIES AND EXPENSES, FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION

    The Committee recommends $2,100,000 for the Foreign Claims 
Settlement Commission, which is $102,000 above fiscal year 2013 
and $118,000 below the request.

                     FEES AND EXPENSES OF WITNESSES

    The Committee recommends $270,000,000, which is the same as 
fiscal year 2013 and the request, for fees and expenses of 
witnesses who appear on behalf of the Government in cases in 
which the United States is a party. This appropriation is 
considered mandatory for scorekeeping purposes.

           SALARIES AND EXPENSES, COMMUNITY RELATIONS SERVICE

    The Committee recommends $12,000,000 for the Community 
Relations Service, which is $190,000 above fiscal year 2013 and 
$464,000 below the request.

                         ASSETS FORFEITURE FUND

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for the Assets 
Forfeiture Fund, which is $555,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$948,000 below the request.

                     United States Marshals Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $1,155,000,000 for the salaries 
and expenses of the United States Marshals Service (USMS), 
which is $18,551,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $49,033,000 
below the request.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $9,812,000, the same as fiscal 
year 2013 and $188,000 below the request, for construction and 
related expenses in space controlled, occupied or utilized by 
the USMS for prisoner holding and related support.

                       FEDERAL PRISONER DETENTION

    The Committee recommends $1,600,000,000 for Federal 
Prisoner Detention, including new direct appropriations of 
$1,520,000,000 and prior year unobligated balances of 
$80,000,000, which the budget request proposed for rescission. 
The recommendation does not include this rescission and instead 
assumes these balances will be used for fiscal year 2014 
requirements under this account. The recommendation for new 
direct appropriations is $96,462,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$115,538,000 below the request.

                       National Security Division


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $91,800,000 for the National 
Security Division, which is $3,451,000 above fiscal year 2013 
and $4,440,000 below the request.

                      Interagency Law Enforcement


                 INTERAGENCY CRIME AND DRUG ENFORCEMENT

    The Committee recommends $486,000,000 for Interagency Crime 
and Drug Enforcement, which is $25,999,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $37,037,000 below the request. Funds are included 
under this heading to support interagency Organized Crime Drug 
Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), which target high-level drug 
trafficking organizations through coordinated, multi-
jurisdictional investigations.
    Decision unit subtotals.--The recommendation includes 
$345,000,000 for investigations and $141,000,000 for 
prosecutions. The Committee notes OCDETF cases routinely 
include Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) personnel funded 
from the DEA Salaries and Expenses account, as well as criminal 
investigators and agents from other agencies who directly fund 
their participation in OCDETF cases. The Committee directs 
OCDETF to submit a report no later than 120 days after the 
enactment of this Act displaying current and historical levels 
of investigative and prosecutorial FTE devoted to OCDETF cases, 
including FTE funded under this account and FTE funded from 
other appropriations.
    Transnational organized crime.--The recommendation does not 
include a separate requested program increase of $3,000,000 for 
transnational organized crime investigations, which was 
proposed for support of the International Organized Crime 
Intelligence and Operations Center (IOC-2). The Committee notes 
that the IOC-2 was established in 2009 and supported to date by 
staffing and funding from participating task force agencies, 
and has been credited with important contributions to case 
coordination and the assistance in criminal investigations and 
prosecutions that focus on transnational organized crime. 
However, the Committee notes, as it did in last year's report, 
that the request did not identify the current level of funding 
provided specifically for IOC-2 in prior fiscal years. In light 
of the reduced total funding available this year, the Committee 
encourages the Department to propose a reprogramming of funding 
within this appropriation for purposes of covering the costs to 
sustain IOC-2 operations. In addition, the Committee directs 
the Department to submit a report no later than 60 days after 
enactment of this Act, detailing any amounts allocated for IOC-
2, and the corresponding staffing levels, for fiscal years 
2009-13.

                    Federal Bureau of Investigation


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $8,042,000,000 for the Salaries 
and Expenses account of the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
(FBI), which is $10,626,000 above fiscal year 2013 and 
$319,687,000 below the request. The Committee has provided 
separate funding recommendations by decision unit as follows:




Intelligence..........................................    $1,681,000,000
Counterterrorism/Counterintelligence..................     3,240,000,000
Criminal Enterprise/Federal Crimes....................     2,616,000,000
Criminal Justice Services.............................       505,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total, Salaries and Expenses......................    $8,042,000,000


    Computer intrusions, cyber threats and cybersecurity.--The 
scale and number of cyber attacks and crimes are acknowledged 
to be top threats to national and economic security. They 
affect public and private systems, networks, and virtually any 
point where people, organizations and government connect. 
Threats have been identified from state-sponsored adversaries, 
as well as from persistent and sophisticated terrorist and 
criminal actors. In February 2013, GAO reported (GAO-13-187) 
that the number of incidents reported by Federal agencies to 
the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team had increased 782 
percent from 2006 to 2012.
    Within the funding provided, the Committee recommends an 
increase in support of the FBI's request for a comprehensive 
Next Generation Cyber (NGC) initiative to improve its capacity 
to investigate computer intrusions and defeat cyber threat 
actors. NGC will enhance victim and field investigative 
resources, cyber collection and analysis, and provide field 
operations with centralized capability to handle malware and 
share information, analysis and advance investigations. The FBI 
has described this as a ``whole of government'' approach, 
driven by outcomes and results based. Consistent with that, the 
Committee expects the FBI to advance its work through a 
national network of cyber task forces of Federal, State, local 
and international partners in government, industry and 
academia. The Committee directs the FBI to submit an updated 
annual national cyber threat assessment, in both classified and 
unclassified versions, to the Committee with the President's 
fiscal year 2015 budget request. The report should identify and 
rank foreign governments and non-state actors according to the 
cyber threats they pose to the United States.
    Computer forensics and digital evidence training.--The 
Committee is concerned with the impact of budgetary constraints 
on computer forensics training assistance for State and local 
law enforcement, in light of increased use of technology to 
commit crimes and the subsequent need of law enforcement to 
acquire and exploit digital evidence. The Committee is 
concerned that State and local justice systems often lack the 
skills and knowledge needed to investigate, prosecute and try 
cases involving cybercrimes and digital evidence. The FBI has 
significant expertise in computer forensics and State and local 
training and coordination, and the Committee encourages the FBI 
to leverage its efforts by coordinating with other Federal 
partners, such as the U.S. Secret Service, to support and train 
State and local investigators, prosecutors and judges.
    Counterintelligence.--The Committee remains concerned over 
the extent to which the Chinese government and its military, 
intelligence or Communist party entities control organizations 
that promote educational, cultural or professional exchanges, 
as first noted in the fiscal year 2013 House report. The 
Committee therefore directs the FBI to submit a report, no 
later than 60 days after enactment of this Act, describing any 
such organizations engaged in exchange programs that involve 
U.S. officials, and measures taken to ensure those officials 
are informed of Chinese government involvement in the programs.
    Liaison partnerships.--The Committee directs the FBI to 
report any violations of its prohibition on non-investigative 
cooperation with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and 
encourages it to adopt similar policies with regard to other 
individuals and organizations identified as unindicted co-
conspirators in terrorism-related cases.
    Human rights violations.--The Committee directs the FBI to 
submit, with the President's fiscal year 2015 budget request, 
the second annual report on its investigative and related 
support for the Department's prosecution of human rights 
violations by foreign nationals.
    Human trafficking.--The FBI has reported that its pending 
human trafficking cases nearly tripled between 2009 to the end 
of fiscal year 2012, resulting in hundreds of arrests, 
indictments and convictions. The Committee expects the FBI to 
increase such activities in fiscal year 2014, and directs it to 
report no later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act 
on agent utilization and overall staff resources dedicated to 
trafficking investigations and prosecution in fiscal years 2011 
through 2014, including participation of FBI personnel in human 
trafficking task forces. The report shall describe progress in 
implementing a Uniform Crime Report category for human 
trafficking, as required in the Trafficking Victims Protection 
and Reauthorization Act of 2008, and as directed by the 
Committee in last year's report. The Committee expects the 
Bureau to share trafficking case information on an ongoing 
basis with other law enforcement agencies and task forces 
investigating similar cases.
    9/11 Commission recommendations.--The recommendation 
includes up to $500,000 to support the review of the 
recommendations of the 9/11 Commission directed in the fiscal 
year 2013 Appropriations Act (Public Law 113-6), and directs 
the FBI to expedite this undertaking. The Committee also 
directs the FBI to identify, in its report on the Commission's 
findings, specific actions underway or planned to implement 
those findings, and associated funding requirements.
    Domestic radicalization and violent extremism.--The 
Committee notes that the FBI established a new Countering 
Violent Extremism (CVE) Office within the National Security 
Branch. The Committee directs the FBI to provide a briefing on 
how the CVE Office is enhancing the mission of the Department 
and Federal partners, and how it supports State and local 
officials and leaders, to include sharing information and 
providing operational and mission support.
    Violent Gangs.--The recommendation continues funding for 
FBI's Safe Streets Task Forces to combat violent gang crime. 
The Committee remains aware that violent gang activity is 
increasing, and so does not adopt the Department's proposal to 
terminate the National Gang Intelligence Center (NGIC), but 
directs the FBI to at a minimum sustain current NGIC efforts in 
fiscal year 2014 from within its Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation. One aspect of particular concern to the 
Committee is the growing link between violent gangs and human 
trafficking. The 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment noted 
``gang involvement in alien smuggling, human trafficking, and 
prostitution is increasing primarily due to their higher 
profitability and lower risks of detection and punishment than 
that of drug and weapons trafficking'', and found at least 35 
States and territories reporting such activity. The Committee 
directs the FBI to report no later than 120 days after 
enactment of this Act on trends in this relationship, and how 
FBI anti-gang programs are disrupting gang trafficking rings.
    Insider Threat--Counterintelligence.--The Director of 
National Intelligence has reported that insiders have caused 
``significant damage to US interests from the theft and 
unauthorized disclosure of classified, economic, and 
proprietary information and other acts of espionage.'' The 
National Counterintelligence Executive noted that ``insider 
threats remain the top counterintelligence challenge to our 
community.'' The FBI notes that such threats ``can go unnoticed 
for months or even years.'' The Committee is concerned about 
insider threats to the U.S. industrial base, its national labs 
and research centers, and notes the rising number of economic 
espionage cases involving Chinese nationals. The Committee is 
pleased that the FBI has made its guide, ``The Insider 
Threat,'' publicly available to companies, and directs it to 
build on such work. The Committee directs the FBI to provide 
the Committee an unclassified report no later than 120 days 
after the enactment of this Act, with a classified annex, 
reporting on trends in espionage in U.S. labs, industry and 
academia, including an analysis of the profile of ``insider 
threat'' actors, to better inform and advise the U.S. research 
community on how to better detect and deter potential espionage 
threats.
    Money laundering.--The Committee understands that Bitcoins 
and other forms of peer-to-peer digital currency are a 
potential means for criminal, terrorist or other illegal 
organizations and individuals to illegally launder and transfer 
money. News reports indicate that Bitcoins may have been used 
to help finance the flight and activity of fugitives. The 
Committee directs the FBI, in consultation with the Department 
and other Federal partners, to provide a briefing no later 120 
days after the enactment of this Act on the nature and scale of 
the risk posed by such ersatz currency, both in financing 
illegal enterprises and in undermining financial institutions. 
The briefing should describe the FBI efforts in the context of 
a coordinated Federal response to this challenge, and identify 
staffing and other resources devoted to this effort.
    Financial crime.--The Committee remains concerned about the 
prevalence of financial crime. Within the funding provided, the 
FBI is expected to continue to make investigation of corporate, 
securities, commodities and mortgage fraud a priority.
    Intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement.--The 
Committee expects the FBI to continue to prioritize the 
investigation of IPR cases, and to coordinate with IPR units at 
the U.S. Attorneys and the Criminal Division. The Committee 
notes and commends the investigative work of the Bureau leading 
to the indictment of an international organized criminal 
enterprise charged with massive worldwide online piracy of 
numerous types of copyright works. A recent academic study 
found that shutting down a single website dedicated to IP theft 
resulted in a significant increase in legal purchases of films 
through licensed distribution channels, demonstrating the 
economic impact of targeted enforcement. The FBI shall submit a 
report, not later than 120 days after enactment of this Act, on 
the activities of its dedicated agents investigating IPR cases.

                              CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $79,900,000 for the construction 
of FBI facilities and related activities, which is $438,000 
above fiscal year 2013 and $1,082,000 below the request.

                    Drug Enforcement Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends total budget authority of 
$2,304,517,000 for salaries and expenses, of which $334,912,000 
is derived from fees deposited in the Diversion Control Fund, 
and $1,969,605,000 is provided by direct appropriation. The 
recommended direct appropriation is $42,803,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $98,347,000 below the request.
    Diversion control.--The recommendation includes 
$334,912,000 for the regulatory and enforcement activities of 
DEA's Diversion Control Program. The Diversion Control Program 
is fully funded by fee collections. Within this level of 
funding the Committee expects DEA to sustain its current level 
of effort for Tactical Diversion Squads and scheduled 
regulatory investigations.
    Methamphetamine lab cleanup.--The funding recommendation 
for State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance includes 
$10,000,000 for transfer to DEA to assist State, local and 
tribal law enforcement agencies with the removal and disposal 
of hazardous materials at methamphetamine labs, including funds 
for training, technical assistance, purchase of equipment, and 
a container program. The Committee understands that 
efficiencies created by adoption of container pickups will 
enable DEA to support all anticipated cleanup requests in 
fiscal year 2014.
    Drug scheduling process.--The Committee directs DEA to 
report, no later than 90 days after the enactment of this Act, 
on the process and timeline for making a scheduling 
determination for a new chemical entity contained in a product 
being evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and 
for which FDA has requested a DEA determination. The report 
shall describe the drug scheduling determination process from 
the time DEA receives an FDA request to the time a final rule 
is published in the Federal Register.
    Marijuana eradication.--The Committee is concerned about 
the spread of illegal marijuana cultivation in the United 
States and the corresponding burden such crime imposes on small 
and rural law enforcement agencies with regards to marijuana 
eradication. The Committee directs the Drug Enforcement 
Administration, in consultation with the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy and other law enforcement partners, to 
coordinate efforts with small and rural law enforcement 
agencies to eradicate marijuana more effectively through shared 
intelligence, technology, and manpower, despite limited 
resources.

          Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $1,142,000,000 for the salaries 
and expenses of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and 
Explosives (ATF), which is $10,303,000 above fiscal year 2013 
and $87,518,000 below the request.
    Gun law enforcement.--The recommendation includes funding 
above the current year level to investigate violations of 
Federal firearms laws. This increase shall support increased 
violent crime reduction and inspection capabilities, as well as 
crime gun tracing. The Committee directs ATF to report no later 
than 60 days after the enactment of this Act on its allocation 
of fiscal year 2014 funding for programs and personnel for 
violent crime enforcement, regulatory efforts, and firearms 
tracing, to include expansion and support of the National 
Integrated Ballistics Information Network.
    Tobacco enforcement.--The Committee is aware of illicit 
schemes to circumvent taxes on tobacco products, and directs 
ATF to report no later than 60 days after the enactment of this 
Act on its tobacco enforcement strategies and resources, and 
recommendations for additional authorities and tools that could 
improve ATF's tobacco enforcement posture.

                         Federal Prison System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    The Committee recommends $6,580,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which is $112,202,000 
below fiscal year 2013 and $251,150,000 below the request. The 
Committee has provided separate funding recommendations by 
decision unit as follows:




Inmate Care and Programs..............................    $2,540,000,000
Security and Administration...........................     2,785,000,000
Management and Administration.........................       195,000,000
Contract Confinement..................................     1,060,000,000
                                                       -----------------
    Total, Salaries and Expenses......................    $6,580,000,000


    Facility staffing and capacity.--The Committee continues to 
prioritize maintaining staffing levels at institutions and the 
continuation of activation activities, as necessary, at the 
four institutions which received fiscal year 2013 activation 
funding. No funding is included for the activation of the 
Thomson, Illinois facility.
    Compassionate release.--While BOP cannot control how many 
people enter prison, a recent GAO report (GAO-12-320) found 
that BOP underutilizes operational authority to shorten prison 
stays by failing to maximize the use of community confinement 
at the end of sentences and the use of the Residential Drug 
Abuse Program. The Committee is also aware of the recent OIG 
report (I-2013-006) on BOP's failure to provide for 
compassionate release as Congress intended, which included 
recommendations on ways BOP could protect public safety while 
generating millions of dollars in savings. The Committee 
directs BOP to provide a briefing no later than 120 days after 
the date of enactment of this Act on its progress in 
implementing the OIG recommendations.
    Contract confinement.--The Committee recognizes the value 
of contract confinement in meeting BOP's expanding low security 
facility requirements. The Committee expects BOP to meet bed 
space needs by using State, local and private prison capacity, 
if such facilities meet BOP standards, as a means to help 
alleviate overcrowding.

                        BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES

    The Committee recommends $90,000,000 for the construction, 
acquisition, modernization, maintenance, and repair of prison 
and detention facilities housing Federal inmates, which is 
$1,689,000 above fiscal year 2013 and $15,244,000 below the 
request. The Committee directs the Bureau to move forward with 
ongoing facilities planning efforts for future prison 
construction projects to meet projected capacity requirements. 
The Committee recommendation does not include funding for any 
renovation, upgrades or construction at the Thomson, Illinois 
facility.
    The Committee directs the BOP to continue to provide a 
monthly status of construction report, and to notify the 
Committee of any deviation from the construction and activation 
schedule identified in those reports.

   LIMITATION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES, FEDERAL PRISON INDUSTRIES, 
                              INCORPORATED

    The Committee recommends a limitation on administrative 
expenses of $2,700,000 for Federal Prison Industries, 
Incorporated (FPI), which is $51,000 above fiscal year 2013 and 
the same as the request.
    Product procurements.--Section 506 continues language 
directing that promotional items purchased with funds provided 
by this Act shall be produced in the United States. In 
addition, 18 U.S.C. 1761, as amended in the 2012 Appropriations 
Act (Public Law 112-55), authorizes FPI to manufacture products 
no longer made in the United States. The Committee is pleased 
that FPI and the BOP are taking steps to exercise this 
authority, and the Committee therefore directs the BOP 
Director, with the support of the Attorney General, to survey 
annually the Department and other Federal agencies to determine 
which promotional products purchased by such agencies are 
manufactured outside the United States, and might otherwise be 
procured through FPI. The Committee directs FPI to continue to 
maintain this information in a database to help inform its 
board of directors of opportunities to repatriate 
manufacturing, with the object of creating new American jobs, 
not competing with existing U.S. businesses, and to provide a 
quarterly report to the Committee on FPI's capacity to provide 
these services as an alternative to foreign manufacturers.

               State and Local Law Enforcement Activities

    In total, the Committee recommends $1,885,300,000 for State 
and local law enforcement and crime prevention grant programs, 
including $1,804,300,000 in discretionary appropriations. The 
discretionary total is $356,582,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$535,900,000 below the request.
    Within this amount, the Committee has prioritized programs 
that: combat violence against women, help missing and exploited 
children, improve school safety, and reduce overcrowding in 
prisons. The Committee funds these targeted increases by 
reducing funding for or eliminating lower priority programs.
    Management and administrative expenses.--The Committee 
encourages grant offices to minimize administrative spending in 
order to maximize funding for grants or training and technical 
assistance. The Committee also directs the Department to ensure 
that the methodology for assessing management and 
administration costs is equitable and reflects a fair 
representation of the share of each program devoted to common 
management and administrative costs. The Committee notes that 
an across-the-board percentage assessment may not be the most 
appropriate solution. The Committee is aware that, in general, 
the Department's grant offices for State and Local Law 
Enforcement Activities have authority to allocate certain 
expenses administratively to various activities that are 
ancillary to the core purposes of the appropriation (e.g., peer 
review for a competitive program, training and technical 
assistance, and research and statistical activities).
    Office of Victims of Crime (OVC).--The recommendation 
provides $15,000,000 above the current level for OVC. Within 
available resources, OVC may implement the office's Vision 21, 
which seeks to bring better technology, planning, research and 
data into the crime victims services field.
    The Committee is also concerned with how management and 
administration costs are being applied to state Victims of 
Crime Act grants. The Committee directs the Department to bring 
administrative and management costs for these grants in line 
with costs associated with the management of similar Justice 
grant programs.

                    Office on Violence Against Women


       VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $413,000,000 for the Office on 
Violence Against Women (OVW), which is $4,318,000 above fiscal 
year 2013 and $500,000 above the request. The recommendation 
includes funding above the request for the sexual assault 
services program and for research and evaluation on violence 
against women. Funds are distributed as follows:

       VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PREVENTION AND PROSECUTION PROGRAMS
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
STOP Grants...........................................        $189,000
Transitional Housing Assistance.......................          22,250
Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women.....           3,250
Consolidated Youth-oriented Program...................          10,000
Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies...................          50,000
  Homicide Reduction Initiative.......................          (4,000)
Sexual Assault Services Program.......................          25,000
Rural Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Enforcement...          35,500
Violence on College Campuses..........................           9,000
Civil Legal Assistance................................          41,000
Elder Abuse Grant Program.............................           4,250
Family Civil Justice..................................          16,000
Education and Training for Disabled Female Victims....           5,750
National Resource Center on Workplace Responses.......             500
Research on Violence Against Indian Women.............           1,000
Indian Country--Sexual Assault Clearinghouse..........             500
                                                       =================
  TOTAL, Violence Against Women Prevention and                $413,000
   Prosecution Programs...............................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Sexual assault services program (SASP).--The recommendation 
provides $25,000,000 for SASP, which is an increase of $469,000 
above fiscal year 2013 and $2,000,000 above the request.
    Research on violence against women.--``Honor violence'' is 
a form of violence against women committed with the motive of 
protecting or regaining the perceived honor of the perpetrator, 
family or community. There is currently a lack of statistical 
information on the occurrence of honor violence in the United 
States. Therefore, of the amounts provided for research and 
evaluation on violence against women, no less than $250,000 
shall be for the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to collect 
statistics and report on the incidence of honor violence in the 
United States. BJS shall build on OVW's and the National 
Institute of Justice's (NIJ) existing research efforts, examine 
whether Uniform Crime Reports, the National Crime Victimization 
Survey or other relevant data series should collect and report 
data on honor violence, and report to the Committee its 
findings, plans and recommendations for statistical data 
collection no later than one year after enactment of this Act.

                       Office of Justice Programs


                  RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND STATISTICS

    The Committee recommends $114,000,000 for Research, 
Evaluation and Statistics, which is $10,616,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $20,400,000 below the request. Funds are 
distributed as follows:

                   RESEARCH, EVALUATION AND STATISTICS
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bureau of Justice Statistics..........................         $42,000
National Institute of Justice.........................          37,000
Regional information sharing activities...............          35,000
                                                       =================
  TOTAL, Research, Evaluation and Statistics..........        $114,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Domestic radicalization.--According to the Congressional 
Research Service, there have been 69 homegrown jihadist 
terrorist plots and attacks since 9/11, including 48 plots or 
attacks since May 2009. The Committee appreciates the efforts 
of the NIJ in examining the drivers of domestic radicalization 
and defining the role of State and local law enforcement in 
breaking the radicalization and recruitment cycle that sustains 
terrorism. The Committee is concerned that violent 
radicalization--the process of adopting or promoting an 
extremist belief system for the purpose of facilitating 
ideologically based violence to advance political, religious, 
or social change--is a significant and elusive aspect of the 
terrorism threat to the U.S. Therefore, in addition to the 
resources provided under this heading to NIJ, $4,000,000 is 
provided under the State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance 
account for such research. The Committee expects these funds to 
be used solely for activities directly related to domestic 
radicalization.
    National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology 
Centers.--The Committee continues to support the National Law 
Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers, a network of 
facilities and capabilities that converts technology to law 
enforcement use. The Centers provide actual casework assistance 
when highly-specialized technologies are required, and help 
identify and locate high quality technologies and equipment for 
law enforcement use. The recommendation continues the current 
year level of funding for the Centers.
    Regional information sharing activities.--The 
recommendation includes $35,000,000 for regional information 
sharing activities, to support activities that enable the 
sharing of criminal intelligence and other resources by State, 
local, and other law enforcement agencies and organizations. 
Such activities should address critical and chronic criminal 
threats, including gangs, terrorism, narcotics, and weapons, as 
well as officer safety or ``event deconfliction,'' and should 
reflect regional as well as national priorities. In addition, 
funds shall be available to support local-to-local law 
enforcement data and information sharing efforts focused on 
solving routine crimes, especially in rural areas, by sharing 
law enforcement information not categorized as criminal 
intelligence. All activities shall be consistent with national 
information sharing standards and requirements as determined by 
the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE

    The Committee recommends $1,065,000,000 for State and Local 
Law Enforcement Assistance programs, which is $54,012,000 below 
fiscal year 2013 and $60,000,000 above the request. Funds are 
distributed as follows:

               STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants..............        $465,000
  VALOR Initiative....................................         (15,000)
  Domestic Radicalization Research....................          (4,000)
  Puerto Rico Plebiscite..............................          (2,500)
  Comprehensive School Safety Initiative..............         (75,000)
State Criminal Alien Assistance Program...............         165,000
Byrne Competitive Grants..............................          10,000
Victims of Trafficking Grants.........................          13,500
Drug Courts...........................................          41,000
Mentally Ill Offender Act.............................           7,500
Residential Substance Abuse Treatment.................           6,000
Capital Litigation and Wrongful Conviction Review.....           1,000
Economic, High-tech and Cyber Crime Prevention........           4,000
Adam Walsh Act Implementation.........................          20,000
National Sex Offender Public Website..................           1,000
National Instant Criminal Background Check System               55,000
 (NICS) Initiative....................................
DNA Initiative........................................         125,000
  Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grants.....................        (117,000)
  Post-Conviction DNA Testing Grants..................          (4,000)
  Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Program Grants.........          (4,000)
CASA--Special Advocates...............................           3,500
Tribal Assistance.....................................          30,000
Second Chance Act/Offender Reentry....................          55,000
  Smart Probation.....................................          (5,000)
Veterans Treatment Courts.............................           4,000
Missing Alzheimer's Patients Grants...................           1,000
Prescription Drug Monitoring..........................           7,000
Prison Rape Prevention and Prosecution................          12,500
Campus Public Safety..................................           3,000
Justice Reinvestment Initiative.......................          25,000
  Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections....          (1,000)
Transfer to DEA for meth lab cleanups.................          10,000
                                                       =================
  TOTAL, State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance...      $1,065,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) 
Initiative grants.--The recommendation includes $55,000,000 for 
grants to improve records in the NICS system, which is 
$37,338,000 above fiscal year 2013 and the same comparable 
funding level as the request.
    NICS is a critical tool for keeping firearms out of the 
hands of prohibited persons, but is only effective if State 
records are complete and included. According to the FBI, 16 
jurisdictions have submitted fewer than five mental health 
records into the NICS system, and six jurisdictions submitted 
none.
    The Department uses two grant programs to help States 
improve the quality of data they enter into NICS. The first, 
the National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), 
authorized in 1993, provides grants to States to improve their 
criminal records and related systems. Yet while NCHIP funding 
may be used to improve mental health records in NICS, some 
States that have received millions of dollars in funding have 
provided few if any mental health records to NICS.
    The second, the NICS Improvement Amendments Act (NIAA), 
enacted in 2007, created the NICS Act Record Improvement 
Program (NARIP) to address these gaps by providing grants to 
States to establish or upgrade information and identification 
technologies directly related to firearms purchasing 
eligibility determinations. However, OJP reports that 
jurisdictions have difficulty meeting NARIP's strict 
eligibility standards, and as of May 21, 2013, only 21 States 
are eligible for NARIP grants.
    The budget request proposed funding NICS improvements in 
these two programs: $5,000,000 for NARIP and $50,000,000 for 
NCHIP. The recommendation consolidates these programs, allowing 
the Department to use both NCHIP and NARIP authorities for 
grants. This will provide a more flexible--and more 
accountable--means of encouraging States to include additional 
records in NICS. To these ends, the Committee directs that the 
grants made under the broader NCHIP authorities be made 
available only for efforts to improve records added to NICS. 
Additionally, the Department shall prioritize funding under 
NARIP authorities with the goal of making all States NIAA 
compliant. The Department also shall apply penalties to 
noncompliant States to the fullest extent of the law.
    The Committee understands that ATF is willing to provide 
technical assistance to all States seeking to establish 
programs that meet the NIAA requirements for NARIP grants. Even 
in the absence of funding exclusively for NARIP, the Committee 
directs the Department to continue these efforts. The Committee 
again urges OJP, ATF and FBI to assist States that are not 
currently eligible for NARIP grants in meeting the eligibility 
requirements.
    Finally, it is noted that in January, 2013, the Committee 
asked the Department to submit a reprogramming request to 
provide additional funding to States to improve NICS records. 
The Committee appreciates the Department's acting on this 
request and identifying an additional $14,000,000 in fiscal 
year 2013 funding for this purpose.
    National Center for Campus Public Safety.--The 
recommendation includes $3,000,000 for the National Center for 
Campus Public Safety. The Department is currently working to 
establish the center, first funded in fiscal year 2013 via 
reprogramming. The fiscal year 2013 full-year appropriations 
Act (Public Law 113-6) subsequently included additional funding 
for the center.
    Comprehensive school safety initiative.--The recommendation 
includes $75,000,000 for a comprehensive school safety 
initiative. The Administration had proposed to fund this 
initiative in the Office of Community Oriented Policing 
Services; the Committee instead recommends funding in the 
Office of Justice Programs through an amount designated within 
the Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant program. The 
Committee tasks NIJ with developing and implementing the 
initiative. NIJ shall work closely with the National Center for 
Campus Public Safety in this effort and shall provide 
additional operational support to the Center as needed. The 
initiative shall, at a minimum, provide for research, 
evaluation and statistics relating to school safety and youth 
violence, and provide evidence-based grants to States and 
localities to improve school safety. NIJ shall report to the 
Committee no later than 90 days after enactment of this Act on 
its plans for implementation of this initiative.
    Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne/JAG) 
program.--The recommendation includes $465,000,000 for the 
Byrne/JAG program. Funding under this formula program is 
authorized for law enforcement programs; prosecution and court 
programs; prevention and education programs; corrections 
programs; drug treatment and enforcement programs; planning, 
evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and crime 
victim and witness programs, other than compensation. Within 
the amount provided, $75,000,000 is for the comprehensive 
school safety initiative described above, $4,000,000 is for 
research on domestic radicalization, $2,500,000 is for a Puerto 
Rico plebiscite and $15,000,000 is for the Preventing Violence 
Against Law Enforcement and Ensuring Officer Resilience and 
Survivability (VALOR) Initiative. The recommendation for Byrne/
JAG formula grants is $4,054,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
level.
    Puerto Rico plebiscite.--The recommendation includes 
$2,500,000 for objective, nonpartisan voter education about, 
and a plebiscite on, options that would resolve Puerto Rico's 
future political status. The funds provided for the plebiscite 
shall not be obligated until 45 days after the Department 
notifies the Committees on Appropriations that it approves of 
an expenditure plan from the Puerto Rico State Elections 
Commission for voter education and plebiscite administration, 
including approval of the plebiscite ballot. This notification 
shall include a finding that the voter education materials, 
plebiscite ballot, and related materials are not incompatible 
with the Constitution and laws and policies of the United 
States.
    Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP).--As in the 
Administration's request, the recommendation does not include 
additional funding for the BVP. The Department has at least 
$30,000,000 in prior-year unobligated balances available to 
support grant activities in fiscal year 2014. This pause in new 
appropriated funding for the BVP will not disrupt the program's 
operations.
    State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP).--The 
recommendation includes $165,000,000 for SCAAP, which provides 
grants that reimburse states and localities for the costs 
incurred in incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens. The 
President's request proposed to terminate this program.
    Economic, high-technology and cyber crime prevention.--The 
recommendation includes $4,000,000 for economic, high-
technology, and cyber crime prevention. The Committee 
encourages the Department to assist State and local law 
enforcement agencies with the prevention, investigation and 
prosecution of intellectual property crimes. This program, 
administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, provides 
competitive grants to support and train State and local public 
safety agencies to combat intellectual property crimes such as 
counterfeiting and piracy.
    Byrne competitive grants.--The recommendation includes 
$10,000,000 for competitive grants to improve the functioning 
of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile 
delinquency, and assist victims of crime. The Committee urges 
the Department to prioritize support for an integrated 
continuum of services and programs for both at-risk children 
and their families for the prevention, control or reduction of 
juvenile delinquency. The Committee also urges the Department 
to prioritize support for work to improve forensic interview 
training for child abuse investigation and prosecution 
professionals.
    Tribal assistance.--The recommendation includes $30,000,000 
for tribal grant programs. The Committee expects OJP to 
continue to consult closely with tribal stakeholders to 
determine how tribal assistance funds will be allocated among 
grant programs that improve public safety in tribal 
communities, such as grants for detention facilities under 
section 20109 of subtitle A of title II of the Violent Crime 
Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-322), 
civil and criminal legal assistance as authorized by title I of 
Public Law 106-559, tribal courts, and alcohol and substance 
abuse reduction assistance programs. The Committee directs OJP 
to submit, no later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, 
an allocation of funds that has been informed by such 
consultation. The Committee notes that the recommendation 
includes additional grant funding for tribal law enforcement 
programs through OVW.
    DNA initiative.--The recommendation includes $125,000,000 
for DNA-related and forensic programs and activities, an 
increase of $25,000,000 above the request. Within the funding 
provided, the Committee provides $4,000,000 each for Post-
Conviction DNA Testing grants and Sexual Assault Forensic Exam 
Program grants. The Committee expects that OJP will make 
funding for DNA analysis and capacity enhancement a priority to 
meet the purposes of the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant 
Program. The Committee directs the Department to submit, no 
later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, a plan for the 
use of all funds appropriated for DNA-related and forensic 
programs and a report on the alignment of appropriated funds 
with the authorized purposes of the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog 
Grant Program.
    Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act.--In January 2013, 
the President signed into law the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA 
Collection Act (Public Law 112-253), which authorizes grants to 
assist States with the costs of collecting arrestee DNA. The 
Committee expects the Department to fund these activities 
within the amount provided for the DNA initiative. The 
Department shall report to the Committee no later than 45 days 
after enactment of this Act on the status of this program.
    Victims of trafficking grants.--The recommendation includes 
$13,500,000 for human trafficking task force activities and for 
services for victims, an increase of $3,000,000 above the 
request. These funds may also be used to develop, expand and 
strengthen assistance programs for child victims of sex and 
labor trafficking. No later than 45 days after enactment of 
this Act, OJP shall report to the Committee on planned uses of 
these funds.
    Prescription drug monitoring.--The recommendation includes 
$7,000,000 for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. The 
diversion and abuse of prescription medications has become our 
Nation's fastest growing drug problem, with drug overdose 
deaths now surpassing motor vehicle accidents as the number one 
cause of accidental deaths nationwide.
    Methamphetamine lab cleanup.--The recommendation includes 
$10,000,000, which shall be transferred to DEA to assist State, 
local and tribal law enforcement agencies with the removal and 
disposal of hazardous materials at methamphetamine labs, 
including funds for training, technical assistance, the 
purchase of equipment, and a container program. The Committee 
notes that the recommended amount will meet anticipated demand 
and that improvements in cleanup methodology, such as use of 
containers for collecting materials and waste, have 
significantly reduced costs.
    Drug courts.--The recommendation includes $41,000,000 for 
drug courts, which is $770,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
level. Drug courts help reduce recidivism and substance abuse 
among non-violent offenders and increase an offender's 
likelihood of successful rehabilitation through intense, 
judicially-supervised treatment, mandatory periodic drug 
testing, community supervision, and appropriate sanctions. The 
Committee expects these funds to be used to provide grants and 
technical assistance to State, local, and tribal governments to 
support the development, expansion, and enhancement of drug 
courts, based upon their efficacy as a systematic response to 
substance abuse and crime.
    Mentally ill offenders.--The recommendation includes 
$7,500,000 for mentally ill offender programs. Grants provided 
under the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction 
Act (Public Law 108-414) provide support for a broad range of 
activities, including mental health courts, mental health and 
substance abuse treatment for incarcerated mentally ill 
offenders, community reentry services, and cross-training of 
criminal justice, law enforcement, and mental health personnel. 
Such grants also promote improved training of State and local 
law enforcement to help them identify and improve responses to 
people with mental illnesses.
    Veterans treatment courts.--The recommendation includes 
$4,000,000 to support veterans treatment courts. The Committee 
expects the Department to work in conjunction with the 
Department of Veterans Affairs, as appropriate, to provide 
grant support for collaborative, rehabilitative approaches for 
continuing judicial supervision over offenders who are 
veterans.
    Second Chance Act/offender reentry programs.--The 
recommendation includes $55,000,000 for Second Chance Act 
grants. The Committee remains concerned that despite a dramatic 
increase in corrections spending over the past two decades, 
recidivism and re-incarceration rates are largely unchanged. 
The Committee is aware that case studies of innovative, 
evidence-based practices provide a strong indication that this 
pattern can be reversed. The Committee expects that Second 
Chance Act grants will foster the implementation of strategies 
that have been proven to reduce recidivism and ensure safe and 
successful reentry back to their communities of adults released 
from prisons and jails. The Committee directs the Department to 
submit, no later than 45 days after enactment of this Act, a 
plan for the use of all funds appropriated for Second Chance 
Act programs. The Committee expects such plan to designate 
funds for proven, evidenced-based programs that will further 
the goal of maximizing public safety.
    Justice reinvestment initiative.--The recommendation 
provides $25,000,000 for a justice reinvestment initiative, 
which would expand a DOJ pilot project that provides assistance 
to jurisdictions to implement data-driven strategies to improve 
public safety by reducing corrections spending and reinvesting 
those savings in efforts to decrease crime and strengthen 
neighborhoods. The Committee recognizes the tremendous 
potential of justice reinvestment efforts, noting that 
successful efforts in the States, such as Kansas, North 
Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, have saved millions of 
dollars and serve as models for criminal justice reform in the 
Nation. Funding may be used to provide technical assistance to 
States, expand the initiative to additional States, or provide 
additional funding for existing sites.
    Colson Task Force.--Of the amount provided for justice 
reinvestment, not less than $1,000,000 is included to establish 
and support the operations of a nine-person, bipartisan, blue 
ribbon Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections to 
address challenges in the Federal corrections system. To create 
this task force the Department shall, no later than 60 days 
after enactment of this Act, choose an organization that will 
convene individuals with recognized relevant expertise in 
justice reinvestment and corrections reform. Not later than 12 
months after its first meeting, the task force shall prepare 
and submit a report that contains a statement of its findings, 
conclusions, and recommendations to the Congress, Attorney 
General and President.
    The task force shall develop practical, data-driven policy 
options to increase public safety, improve offender 
accountability, reduce recidivism, and control growth of 
spending on corrections. As part of its work, the task force 
shall examine: overcrowding in BOP facilities and options to 
avert continued growth in the system population; measures to 
address overcrowding within facilities; violence in the system, 
including gang violence, and improved public safety measures; 
prison rehabilitation and employment programs; and reentry 
programs and policies to reduce recidivism. The task force 
shall also undertake a comprehensive analysis of relevant 
criminal justice data; identify factors driving the growth in 
prison populations; study ``lessons learned'' from successful 
State-level justice reinvestment initiatives; and evaluate 
current and potential criminal justice policies, including the 
cost-effectiveness of spending on corrections.
    The Committee names this task force for Charles ``Chuck'' 
Colson, who went from President's Counsel to Federal prisoner 
because of his involvement in the Watergate scandal. However, 
as a result of his prison experience and the spiritual 
transformation he underwent there, Colson went on to found the 
Prison Fellowship to support and minister to prisoners and 
their families in the United States and around the world, and 
later the Justice Fellowship, which he established as an 
advocacy organization to champion prisoner rights and fight 
injustices within the criminal justice system.
    Evidence-based programs.--The Committee strongly urges the 
Department to ensure that, to the greatest extent practicable, 
competitive grants are used to support evidence-based programs 
and activities.

                       JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS

    The Committee recommends $196,000,000 for Juvenile Justice 
programs, which is $78,254,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$136,500,000 below the request. Funds are distributed as 
follows:

                        JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRAMS
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Part B--State Formula Grants..........................         $20,000
Youth Mentoring Grants................................          90,000
Victims of Child Abuse Programs.......................          19,000
Missing and exploited children programs...............          67,000
                                                       =================
    TOTAL, Juvenile Justice...........................        $196,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Youth mentoring grants.--The recommendation includes 
$90,000,000 for youth mentoring grants, which is $1,689,000 
above fiscal year 2013 and $32,000,000 above the request.
    Victims of child abuse programs.--The recommendation 
includes $19,000,000 for programs authorized under the Victims 
of Child Abuse Act, including grants for technical assistance 
and training for professionals involved in investigating, 
prosecuting and treating child abuse. The recommendation is 
$357,000 above the fiscal year 2013 level. The Committee notes 
that these funds may be used for child abuse training for 
judicial personnel and practitioners.
    Missing and exploited children programs.--The 
recommendation includes $67,000,000 for missing and exploited 
children programs, an increase of $1,258,000 above fiscal year 
2013 and the same as the request. The Committee expects the 
Department to allocate no less than $29,000,000 for task force 
grants, training and technical assistance, research and 
statistics, and administrative costs for the Internet Crimes 
Against Children program.
    Outreach.--The Committee recognizes the success of the 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency program in the Office of 
Justice Programs. The Committee encourages the office of 
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program to develop outreach 
tools and communication strategies to reach underserved 
communities in high-need urban and minority neighborhoods.

                     PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER BENEFITS

    The Committee recommends a total of $97,300,000 for the 
Public Safety Officer Benefits program, which is $19,306,000 
above fiscal year 2013 and the same as the request. Within the 
funds provided, $81,000,000 is for death benefits for 
survivors, an amount estimated by the Congressional Budget 
Office that is considered mandatory for scorekeeping purposes. 
Also within the total, $16,300,000 is recommended, as 
requested, for disability benefits for public safety officers 
who are permanently and totally disabled as a result of a 
catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty, and for 
education benefits for the spouses and children of officers who 
are killed in the line of duty or who are permanently and 
totally disabled as a result of a catastrophic injury sustained 
in the line of duty.

               General Provisions--Department of Justice

    The Committee has included the following general provisions 
for the Department of Justice:
    Section 201 makes available additional reception and 
representation funding for the Attorney General from the 
amounts provided in this title.
    Section 202 prohibits the use of funds to pay for an 
abortion, except in the case of rape or to preserve the life of 
the mother.
    Section 203 prohibits the use of funds to require any 
person to perform or facilitate the performance of an abortion.
    Section 204 establishes the obligation of the Director of 
the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort services to an inmate 
receiving an abortion outside of a Federal facility, except 
where this obligation conflicts with the preceding section.
    Section 205 establishes the Committee's requirements and 
procedures for transfer proposals.
    Section 206 authorizes the Attorney General to extend an 
ongoing Personnel Management Demonstration Project.
    Section 207 prohibits the use of funds for transporting 
prisoners classified as maximum or high security, other than to 
a facility certified by the Bureau of Prisons as appropriately 
secure.
    Section 208 prohibits the use of funds for the purchase or 
rental by Federal prisons of audiovisual equipment, services 
and materials used primarily for recreational purposes, except 
for those items and services needed for inmate training, 
religious, or educational purposes.
    Section 209 requires review by the Deputy Attorney General 
and the Department Investment Review Board prior to the 
obligation or expenditure of funds for major information 
technology projects.
    Section 210 requires the Department to follow reprogramming 
procedures prior to any deviation from the program amounts 
specified in this title or the reuse of specified deobligated 
funds provided in previous years.
    Section 211 prohibits the use of funds for A-76 
competitions for work performed by employees of the Bureau of 
Prisons or Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
    Section 212 prohibits U.S. Attorneys from holding 
additional responsibilities that exempt U.S. Attorneys from 
statutory residency requirements.
    Section 213 permits up to 3 percent of grant and 
reimbursement program funds made available to OJP to be used 
for training and technical assistance and permits up to 2 
percent of grant or reimbursement funds made available to that 
office to be used for criminal justice research, evaluation and 
statistics. The Committee expects OJP to give priority to 
training and technical assistance activities that are evidence-
based and help State, local, and tribal communities develop and 
implement comprehensive, system-wide strategies for public 
safety that also improve criminal justice systems.
    Section 214 gives the Attorney General the authority to 
waive matching requirements for Second Chance Act adult and 
juvenile reentry demonstration projects; state, tribal and 
local reentry courts; drug treatment programs and prison rape 
elimination programs.
    Section 215 waives the requirement that the Attorney 
General reserve certain funds from amounts provided for 
offender incarceration.
    Section 216 prohibits funds, other than funds for the 
National Instant Criminal Background Check System established 
under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, from being 
used to facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm to a 
known or suspected agent of a drug cartel where law enforcement 
personnel do not continuously monitor or control such firearm.
    Section 217 places limitations on the obligation of funds 
from certain Department of Justice accounts and funding 
sources.
    Section 218 prohibits funds made available to the 
Department of Justice by this Act from being used to 
invalidate, overturn or interfere with State immigration laws.

                               TITLE III


                                SCIENCE


                Office of Science and Technology Policy

    The Committee recommends $5,453,000 for the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), which is $287,000 below 
fiscal year 2013 and $205,000 below the request.
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) 
education.--The National Science and Technology Council's 
(NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) issued a progress 
report last year outlining the goals and objectives for a 
forthcoming government-wide STEM education strategic plan. 
Unfortunately, the strategic plan that was ultimately submitted 
bears only a partial resemblance to the ideas from the progress 
report. After many months of interagency development, the 
strategic plan appears to have been modified at the last minute 
to bring it into conformance with the Administration's STEM 
education budget proposal. In the process, some key elements of 
the progress report were lost or diluted. Most important to the 
Committee, the progress report's promise of a ``coordinated and 
robust strategy for dissemination'' of STEM education research 
and findings has been replaced with a limited initiative in the 
Smithsonian Institution that would be funded by eliminating 
many of the programs whose content was to be disseminated and 
which would not capture all potential inputs from across 
government.
    The Committee directs OSTP to reconsider how to create a 
single, truly comprehensive ``one stop''-style website where 
findings from Federal research on STEM education, Federally 
developed STEM curricula and other related materials could be 
consolidated. OSTP shall report to the Committee no later than 
180 days after the enactment of this Act describing the 
funding, authorities and other resources that would be 
necessary to establish such a website in fiscal year 2015.
    Neuroscience.--The Committee notes the contributions of the 
Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience (IWGN), established 
by OSTP under the auspices of the NSTC and consistent with 
language encouraging such an effort in the statement 
accompanying Public Law 112-55. The IWGN has helped coordinate, 
focus and enhance Federal efforts related to neuroscience, and 
significantly contributed to the development of the Brain 
Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) 
Initiative, which endeavors to revolutionize the scientific 
understanding of the brain and use that knowledge to improve 
childhood and adult learning and develop new treatments for 
brain injuries and neurological conditions. The Committee 
values the collaborative relationships and activities 
engendered through the IWGN among Federal neuroscience research 
agencies and urges OSTP and the NSTC to continue to support 
Federal agency collaboration on neuroscience, either through 
the IWGN or an appropriate successor forum. The Committee also 
encourages OSTP to report to the Committee semi-annually on its 
efforts in this area.
    Public access to Federally-funded research.--The America 
COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 (Public Law 111-358) 
tasked OSTP, through the NSTC, with coordinating agency 
policies relating to the dissemination of unclassified 
scientific research supported wholly or in part by Federal 
funds. In fulfillment of that directive, OSTP released a memo 
in February, 2013 requiring major Federal research agencies to 
produce a public access plan that conforms to general 
principles established by OSTP. Those plans are due by August, 
2013, and regular progress updates are required for the first 
two years of each policy's implementation. The Committee 
directs OSTP to provide the Committee with semiannual reports 
on the status of agencies' plan development and implementation.
    Rare Earth materials.--The Committee understands that the 
NSTC Subcommittee on Critical and Strategic Mineral Supply 
Chains (CSMSC), which maintains a consolidated list of rare 
critical elements and minerals, is preparing a new effort to 
reassess and update the criticality of those materials based, 
in part, on in-depth supply chain studies. The Committee 
supports this work and directs OSTP to report on the results of 
the assessment no later than 90 days after its completion. The 
Committee also urges the CSMSC Subcommittee to leverage the 
results of its assessment into an interagency plan that will 
encourage domestic critical element and mineral production in 
order to reduce the dependence of the U.S. government and 
industry on foreign sources of such materials.

             National Aeronautics and Space Administration

    The Committee recommends $16,598,300,000 for the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is 
$928,430,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $1,117,095,000 below 
the request.
    GAO assessments of large-scale projects.--The Commerce, 
Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 
(Public Law 110-161) mandated that GAO report on the status of 
large-scale projects at NASA, and the Committee now anticipates 
these reports biannually. The Committee directs NASA to 
continue cooperating fully and providing timely program 
analysis, evaluation data and other relevant information to the 
GAO so that it can conduct its reviews and meet the 
congressional mandate. Such information includes, but is not 
limited to, copies of preliminary cost estimates; access to 
relevant online agency applications, databases, and web 
portals; and access to information from contractor and agency 
personnel.
    Breach reporting.--Pursuant to section 103 of the NASA 
Authorization Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-155), NASA is 
required to deliver several notifications and reports to the 
appropriate authorizing committees when project costs or 
schedules grow in excess of established thresholds. NASA is 
directed to submit concurrently to the Committee the 
notifications and reports required by section 103.
    Asteroid retrieval mission.--The budget request contains a 
new proposal to identify, capture and redirect a small asteroid 
for future study by astronauts on a trans-lunar mission, but 
the proposal is premature. Feasibility and other pre-
formulation studies are needed to determine whether the concept 
is even possible or would be affordable within expected future 
budgetary constraints. In addition, NASA has not yet taken all 
of the necessary steps to build a consensus in support of the 
mission, a process that the National Research Council last year 
deemed critical for mission success (while also casting doubt 
on the level of enthusiasm that exists for an asteroid-focused 
mission). The Committee believes that NASA should take the time 
to complete further concept studies, pursue the support of 
Congress through the authorization process and line up support 
from potential international partners before seeking new 
resources to carry out the mission. In the interim, the 
Committee's recommendation does not include any of the 
requested increases associated with the asteroid retrieval 
proposal.
    Program and project totals.--The Committee's program and 
project recommendations for NASA are included in the 
consolidated funding table below and in additional narrative 
direction throughout this report. When executing its budget for 
fiscal year 2014, NASA shall incorporate the funding levels 
established in both the table and the narrative direction.

              NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                        Program                          Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Science:
  Earth Science.......................................      $1,659,000
  Planetary Science...................................       1,315,000
  Astrophysics........................................         622,000
  James Webb Space Telescope..........................         584,000
  Heliophysics........................................         601,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Science........................................       4,781,000
                                                       =================
Aeronautics:..........................................         566,000
                                                       =================
Space Technology:.....................................         576,000
                                                       =================
Exploration:
  Human Exploration Capabilities......................       2,825,000
    Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle..................      (1,050,000)
    Space Launch System...............................      (1,775,000)
      SLS Vehicle Development.........................      (1,476,000)
      Exploration Ground Systems......................        (299,000)
  Commercial Crew.....................................         500,000
  Exploration Research and Development................         287,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Exploration....................................       3,612,000
                                                       =================
Space Operations:
  International Space Station.........................       2,860,000
  Space and Flight Support............................         810,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Space Operations...............................       3,670,000
                                                       =================
Education:
  Aerospace Research and Career Development...........          33,000
    NASA Space Grant..................................         (24,000)
    EPSCoR............................................          (9,000)
  STEM Education and Accountability...................          89,000
                                                       -----------------
Total, Education......................................         122,000
                                                       =================
Cross Agency Support:.................................       2,711,000
                                                       =================
Construction and Environmental Compliance and                  525,000
 Restoration:.........................................
                                                       =================
Inspector General:....................................          35,300
                                                       =================
Total, NASA...........................................     $16,598,300
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                SCIENCE

    The Committee recommends $4,781,000,000 for Science, which 
is $266,447,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $236,800,000 below 
the request.
    In order to preserve the existing relative balance among 
NASA's major science divisions, funding for each division is 
maintained at the fiscal year 2013 post-sequestration level. 
Unless otherwise specified below, available resources should be 
prioritized toward the support of missions in prime operations; 
top decadal survey priorities already in the development phase; 
and research awards.
    Earth Science.--The Earth Science budget request contains 
several new projects that solely or primarily support the 
requirements of other agencies, including the United States 
Geological Survey (USGS) and NOAA, rather than NASA's own 
research mission. These projects, which have significant but 
undefined outyear costs, will place an untenable strain on 
NASA's budget and crowd out long term investments in NASA's own 
scientific priorities. The Committee does not support this 
outcome. Accordingly, no funds should be spent in pursuit of a 
new land imaging system for USGS or for the development of 
climate sensors originally intended for NOAA's JPSS program.
    In addition, the recommendation does not include requested 
funding for Earth-observing instruments that had been planned 
for inclusion on the DSCOVR spacecraft. The recommendation 
under NOAA's ``Procurement, Acquisition and Construction'' 
heading does not include funding for the DSCOVR mission.
    Planetary Science.--NASA has once again proposed damaging 
and disproportionate reductions in the Planetary Science budget 
without any substantive justification. At the requested level, 
which represents a cut of more than seven percent below a post-
sequestration level, NASA would be unable to meet the major 
scientific goals of the Planetary Science decadal survey in a 
timely manner; lose its role as the international leader in the 
field; drive uniquely qualified and promising talent out of the 
field, perhaps permanently; and increase the risk level on 
existing projects due to the inefficient phasing of funds. The 
Committee's recommendation seeks to address these shortcomings 
while also achieving programmatic balance among project 
destinations and sizes.
    Within the total amount provided, $213,000,000 is for 
Planetary Science Research, including no less than $130,000,000 
for research and analysis; $290,000,000 is for the Discovery 
program to enable mission selections at a tempo substantially 
faster than the 54 months envisioned in the budget request; 
$288,000,000 is for Mars Exploration, including $65,000,000 for 
the design and development of the Mars 2020 rover; $159,000,000 
is for Outer Planets, including $80,000,000 for pre-formulation 
and/or formulation activities including an Announcement of 
Opportunity for instrument development in support of a mission 
that meets the scientific goals outlined for the Jupiter Europa 
mission in the Planetary Science decadal survey; and 
$89,000,000 is for planetary science technology.
    The recommendation does not include the $65,000,000 
requested for NASA to support the production of Plutonium-238 
(Pu-238) in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) 
because additional planning and preparation is needed before 
NASA can responsibly assume DOE's costs for this program. 
Specifically, NASA needs to validate DOE's cost projections to 
ensure they are reasonable, well supported by appropriate 
documentation and exclusive to NASA's requirements; establish a 
management structure with DOE to allow NASA the necessary 
degree of control over the DOE facilities and personnel that 
would be operated using NASA's funds; and assess whether there 
are alternate facilities, technologies or processes that could 
help NASA meet its Pu-238 needs at lower cost than currently 
provided by DOE. NASA may use up to $5,000,000 of the funds 
provided for the planetary science technology program to 
complete this Pu-238 planning work, and NASA is directed to 
report to the Committee on its progress no later than 180 days 
after the enactment of this Act.

                              AERONAUTICS

    The Committee recommends $566,000,000 for Aeronautics, 
which is $6,699,000 above fiscal year 2013 and $310,000 above 
the request.
    Entry, Descent and Landing (EDL) technology.--The 
recommendation permits NASA to fund aeronautics-related EDL 
technology development through the Space Technology program.
    Hypersonic research.--The Committee continues to strongly 
support hypersonic research and believes that NASA must remain 
involved in this discipline. Within the amounts provided, NASA 
is directed to fund hypersonic research at no less than the 
level needed to maintain essential national capabilities, as 
identified in an internal NASA study conducted in 2012. NASA is 
also urged to continue its efforts to rationalize and formalize 
an appropriate and efficient division of responsibilities 
between NASA and the Department of Defense on hypersonics in 
order to ensure that government-wide research needs are met.

                            SPACE TECHNOLOGY

    The Committee recommends $576,000,000 for Space Technology, 
which is $53,950,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $166,600,000 
below the request.
    EDL technology.--NASA is directed to ensure that the EDL 
technology development needs of the Aeronautics Research 
Mission Directorate are sufficiently addressed within the Space 
Technology Program.
    ``Big Nine'' technology projects.--For each of the nine 
high-priority, broadly applicable technology projects (known as 
the ``Big Nine'') that are funded through this account, NASA is 
directed to provide a lifecycle cost estimate and schedule 
showing all major development and testing milestones through 
project completion. This information shall be provided no later 
than 120 days after the enactment of this Act.

                              EXPLORATION

    The Committee recommends $3,612,000,000 for Exploration, 
which is $202,041,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $303,505,000 
below the request.
    Space Launch System (SLS) funding.--SLS funding is divided 
between activities in support of vehicle development and those 
dedicated to Exploration Ground Systems (EGS). Funding is also 
divided between the ``Exploration'' and ``Construction and 
Environmental Compliance and Restoration'' (CECR) headings. The 
table below provides a comprehensive view of all SLS program 
funding across all categories and accounts.

                   SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM APPROPRIATIONS
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Activity, Budget Account                  Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SLS Vehicle Development...............................      $1,502,000
  Exploration.........................................      (1,476,000)
  Construction and Environmental Compliance and                (26,000)
   Restoration........................................
SLS Exploration Ground Systems........................         412,000
  Exploration.........................................        (299,000)
  Construction and Environmental Compliance and               (113,000)
   Restoration........................................
                                                       -----------------
Total, Space Launch System............................      $1,914,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee remains committed to the development of the 
full 130 metric ton SLS capability, which is necessary for NASA 
to achieve its most challenging beyond Earth orbit (BEO) 
exploration goals. In order to achieve this capability, NASA 
has laid out a development plan to evolve from a 70 metric ton 
capability to 130 metric tons, and the Committee has supported 
this plan on the condition that NASA would not allow its near-
term efforts to crowd out investments in upper stage 
development and the advanced booster system needed to complete 
the full evolution. Unfortunately, NASA continues to defer or 
descope activities needed to advance substantially beyond the 
initial SLS configuration with the interim cryogenic propulsion 
stage. As a result, the program would likely reach a plateau 
with the achievement of the 70 metric ton capability.
    For this reason, the Committee continues to urge NASA to 
allocate additional funds to SLS elements like advanced booster 
risk reduction, J2-X engine development and/or upper stage 
development, all of which are required for the program to 
progress beyond the initial configuration. In addition, the 
Committee directs that, to the maximum extent possible, NASA 
should ensure that all vehicle development funding leverages 
existing investments; promotes efficiency through commonality 
of design and simultaneous development; and minimizes the need 
for redesigns or other costly changes affecting future SLS 
vehicle configurations.
    To give the Committee more insight into the level of effort 
being dedicated to each component of the SLS, NASA shall 
continue submitting quarterly reports on SLS spending by major 
program element, as first required in the statement 
accompanying Public Law 112-55. NASA is also directed to report 
to the Committee on potential uses of the 130 metric ton SLS 
configuration for purposes beyond NASA's own human exploration 
program, including human spaceflight commercial partnerships 
and the support of robotic scientific missions. This report 
shall be provided no later than 120 days after the enactment of 
this Act.
    Exploration Ground Systems.--Drawing an appropriate line 
between integration and launch infrastructure supported by EGS 
funding and similar activities supported by 21st Century Space 
Launch Complex (21CSLC) funding remains a priority for the 
Committee. The existing division between projects supporting 
SLS and those supporting multi-user requirements is clear in 
concept but less so in execution, specifically with respect to 
activities that will benefit both SLS and other potential 
users. In order to promote the Committee's full understanding 
of the distribution of costs, NASA is directed to report to the 
Committee on (1) any activity to be undertaken in fiscal year 
2014 with EGS funding (including construction funds) that will 
benefit any launch infrastructure users other than SLS, and (2) 
any activity undertaken in fiscal year 2014 with 21CSLC funding 
(including construction funds) that will benefit SLS. The 
report should provide an itemized list of activities, with an 
estimated cost for each activity, and be submitted no later 
than 120 days after the enactment of this Act.
    Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).--The 
recommendation for MPCV is consistent with the Independent Cost 
Assessment for fiscal year 2014 and, according to NASA, will 
keep the program on track for all upcoming MPCV project 
milestones.
    The table below provides a comprehensive view of all 
associated MPCV program funding across all accounts.

                MULTI-PURPOSE CREW VEHICLE APPROPRIATIONS
                        (in thousands of dollars)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Activity, Budget Account                  Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle............................      $1,053,000
  Exploration.........................................      (1,050,000)
  Construction and Environmental Compliance and                 (3,000)
   Restoration........................................
                                                       -----------------
Total, Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle.....................      $1,053,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Program baselines.--The Committee is concerned that the 
official cost estimates being prepared for SLS, MPCV and EGS do 
not represent a comprehensive and structured accounting of all 
associated costs required to develop, implement and operate 
these programs. Despite the fact that these programs are being 
developed in a non-traditional evolutionary manner, widely 
accepted cost estimation best practices are still relevant and 
should be applied. To provide the information needed to achieve 
insight into total program costs and support rigorous spending 
oversight, the Committee directs NASA to determine a framework 
for additional data to be provided with the annual budget 
request, including: estimates and baselines for each SLS 
capability block; reports on the anticipated development cost 
of major SLS program components, including those components 
associated with future capability blocks; baselines for the 
marginal and operations costs associated with SLS, MPCV and 
EGS; and an estimate of total spending to date on SLS, MPCV and 
EGS.
    Commercial crew.--The overriding purpose of the Commercial 
Crew Program (CCP) is to restore domestic access to the 
International Space Station (ISS) as quickly and safely as 
possible, and the Committee expects that NASA will manage CCP 
funds in a manner that is consistent with that goal. This will 
require pursuing all development and certification work beyond 
the Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) base period 
through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based contracts; 
making strategic decisions about the number of industry 
partners to retain in the certification phase; and finding ways 
to incentivize greater private investment by industry partners 
in order to reduce the government's financial obligations for 
the program.
    At the recommended level, NASA will be able to support all 
remaining costs for the CCiCap base period and the 
Certification Products Contracts; all annual program support 
costs; and a portion of the Commercial Crew Certification 
Contracts phase, which is not estimated to begin until the 
summer of 2014.

                            SPACE OPERATIONS

    The Committee recommends $3,670,000,000 for Space 
Operations, which is $208,802,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$212,900,000 below the request.
    ISS operations.--The Administration continues to discuss, 
but has not yet reached a decision on, extending its commitment 
to the ISS beyond 2020. This decision has major programmatic 
and budgetary implications for the rest of the agency and 
should therefore be made as expeditiously as possible in order 
to reduce uncertainty and enable better long-term planning.
    In order for extension to be a tenable policy, the ISS's 
annual operating costs of nearly $3,000,000,000 must be 
reduced, but the Committee currently lacks the necessary 
insight into ISS operational expenses to identify major cost 
drivers and evaluate opportunities to achieve savings. NASA 
shall report to the Committee on its efforts to realize cost 
savings in ISS operations (including cargo and crew supply) 
over the budget runout period. The report, to be submitted no 
later than 180 days after the enactment of this Act, should 
describe possible cost reducing actions, the programmatic and 
budgetary impact of such actions, and any barriers to 
implementation.
    ISS research.--NASA shall report annually to the Committee 
on projected and actual end-of-year ISS research utilization 
rates, including an estimate of the overall utilization rate 
and the specific rates associated with crew time, rack space, 
external site space, upmass and downmass. NASA shall also 
examine ways to construct a more accurate estimate of the total 
annual investment in ISS research, as the currently reported 
research budgetary line both overstates (by including 
supporting infrastructure and logistics) and understates (by 
excluding some relevant activity funded through other sources) 
the amounts actually spent on research activities.
    Launch facilities.--NASA owns and operates (either solely 
or in partnership with other entities) several launch complex 
facilities which are in need of modernization and improvement 
in order to remain functional for NASA's purposes or, in the 
absence of an identified NASA use, become attractive to outside 
users who could assume control of and responsibility for some 
portion of a complex. Investments in this modernization must be 
made strategically in order to maximize the efficient use of 
all possible infrastructure. NASA is directed to report to the 
Committee on its comprehensive launch complex investment plan 
for the budget runout period, including the amount and phasing 
of funds at each complex and a description of how this plan 
would maximize potential use of infrastructure at all 
complexes. This report shall be provided no later than 180 days 
after the enactment of this Act.
    21CSLC.--Fiscal year 2014 funding for the 21CSLC program 
shall be available for launch infrastructure not exclusively 
used for SLS, including NASA-owned launch facilities and those 
supporting missions to the ISS.

                               EDUCATION

    The Committee recommends $122,000,000 for Education, which 
is $654,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $27,800,000 above the 
request.
    Aerospace Research and Career Development.--The recommended 
level includes $24,000,000 for NASA Space Grant and $9,000,000 
for the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research 
(EPSCoR).
    Space Grant consortia continue to express concerns about 
the timeliness of Space Grant awards, unexpected changes to the 
award structures and the amount of administrative costs 
withheld to support program management and evaluation. The 
Committee urges NASA to improve communication with the Space 
Grant consortia so that all parties can better anticipate and 
plan for changes in their funding streams over time.
    STEM Education and Accountability.--The Committee's 
recommendation provides $89,000,000 for STEM Education and 
Accountability projects, including $30,000,000 for the Minority 
University Research Education Program (MUREP) and $59,000,000 
for STEM Facilitation and Coordination.
    The STEM Facilitation and Coordination program shall be the 
agency's exclusive source of appropriated funds for education 
and public outreach activities other than Space Grant, EPSCoR 
and MUREP. The Office of Education shall distribute these funds 
to individual activities based on an agency-wide prioritization 
process established to ensure that the most effective existing 
activities continue to receive support. The Committee believes 
that this internal consolidation will improve coordination, 
efficiency and accountability and will address the excessive 
fragmentation of NASA's STEM education programs recently 
documented by the CoSTEM.
    Youth service organizations.--The Committee notes that NASA 
has worked in partnership with youth service organizations, 
including those with a nationwide footprint, to engage K-12 
students in STEM-related activities and to help encourage those 
students to pursue future STEM-related studies and careers. 
These efforts are an effective way to help build the strong 
STEM workforce needed to ensure a globally competitive U.S. 
economy. NASA is directed to continue the agency's K-12 STEM 
education efforts with youth service organizations and to 
report to the Committee on these efforts no later than 90 days 
after the enactment of this Act.

                          CROSS AGENCY SUPPORT

    The Committee recommends $2,711,000,000 for Cross Agency 
Support, which is $59,012,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$139,300,000 below the request.
    Use of Space Act Agreements (SAAs).--NASA conducts a 
substantial amount of business each year through the use of 
SAAs. Very little of that business, however, has received 
significant external oversight because SAAs are not subject to 
the same transparency requirements that govern traditional 
Federal contracts or grants. More information is needed by the 
Committee to assess whether NASA is consistently utilizing SAAs 
in an appropriate manner, including correctly justifying the 
selection of an SAA rather than a FAR-based contract, following 
clear conflict of interest policies and accurately valuing the 
agency's contributions to unfunded SAAs to ensure a fair 
exchange of services.
    The Committee understands that some of these issues will be 
covered in an upcoming audit by the NASA Office of Inspector 
General (OIG). In order to put in place a more enduring 
oversight structure, however, the Committee directs NASA to 
establish a publicly available database of active SAAs to serve 
as an information source analogous to usaspending.gov, which 
covers grants and contracts. The database should include a 
description of the signatories, duration, purpose and terms 
(funded, reimbursable, non-reimbursable) of each agreement and 
the dollar value associated with all funded agreements. This 
database should be online no later than 180 days after the 
enactment of this Act. NASA shall also report to the Committee 
on the feasibility of including in the database the estimated 
value of NASA's contributions associated with unfunded 
agreements. This report shall be provided no later than 90 days 
after the enactment of this Act.
    Security.--The Committee remains concerned about security-
related issues at NASA centers, where allegations of 
inconsistent or insufficient enforcement of relevant statutes 
and regulations have been raised. NASA has already taken steps 
to address some of the identified problems, and current reviews 
by the OIG, GAO and the National Academy of Public 
Administration may produce recommendations for further action. 
In the interim, the Committee urges NASA to continue its 
efforts to improve and standardize security training and 
enforcement across the agency and to ensure that security, 
counterintelligence and export control functions are fully 
staffed. NASA shall provide quarterly to the Committee an 
accounting of vacancy rates in security-related offices; a 
summary of all known security incidents occurring that quarter 
involving access violations by foreign nationals or the 
unauthorized transfer of proprietary or sensitive information; 
and a summary of any criminal or administrative sanctions 
applied that quarter due to violations of security-related laws 
or regulations, including the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 799.
    Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V;).--In order 
to ensure that all necessary work continues to be performed 
despite a smaller dedicated IV&V; budget in fiscal year 2014, 
NASA shall fund any IV&V; shortfall from within the mission 
directorates that make use of IV&V; services.
    Working Capital Fund (WCF) reporting.--NASA shall continue 
to submit quarterly reports to the Committee on the 
expenditures and unobligated balances of NASA's WCF, as first 
required in the statement accompanying Public Law 112-55.
    Infrastructure and facilities.--The Committee remains 
interested in NASA's efforts to rightsize its infrastructure 
and facilities through the leasing of underutilized property or 
the demolition or excessing of property that is no longer 
required to support the agency's mission needs. In reports IG-
12-020 and IG-13-008, the OIG identified roadblocks to the 
efficient execution of these rightsizing efforts and 
recommended a series of steps to address those roadblocks. NASA 
shall report to the Committee on the status of each 
recommendation contained in these two OIG reports, as well as 
any further steps taken by the agency to improve its real 
property rightsizing outside of the OIG recommendations. This 
report shall be provided no later than 120 days after the 
enactment of this Act.

       CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE AND RESTORATION

    The Committee recommends $525,000,000 for CECR, which is 
$142,236,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $84,400,000 below the 
request.
    Exploration Construction of Facilities (CoF).--The 
Committee's recommendation includes $142,000,000 for 
Exploration CoF. Within this amount, NASA is directed to ensure 
that funds reallocated from SLS test stand construction to high 
pressure water system upgrades in fiscal year 2013 are fully 
reimbursed to the test stand project.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The Committee recommends $35,300,000 for the OIG, which is 
$1,987,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $1,700,000 below the 
request.
    Security.--The Committee remains concerned about violations 
of security-related laws, regulations and policies at NASA, 
especially cases involving the inappropriate access of foreign 
nationals to NASA facilities or information. The Committee 
supports the thorough investigation and pursuit of criminal and 
administrative remedies for such violations and urges the OIG 
to continue making such cases a priority.
    Information Technology (IT) governance.--The OIG recently 
issued a series of recommendations on NASA's IT governance 
structure. Although NASA concurred or partially concurred with 
every recommendation, it remains to be seen whether corrective 
actions will be fully responsive to the OIG's concerns. In 
order to keep the Committee informed on NASA's progress, the 
OIG shall report on the resolution status of each 
recommendation no later than June 30, 2014, one month after 
NASA's current estimated corrective action completion date.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The Committee has included the following administrative 
provisions for NASA:
    The bill includes a provision that makes funds for 
announced prizes available without fiscal year limitation until 
the prize is claimed or the offer is withdrawn.
    The bill includes a provision that establishes terms and 
conditions for the transfer of funds.
    The bill includes a provision that requires NASA to submit 
an agency spending plan at the activity level and subjects both 
the spending plan and specified changes to that plan to 
reprogramming procedures under section 505 of this Act. The 
Committee notes that NASA's actions over the past several 
fiscal years imply that the agency does not take the spending 
plan process seriously. NASA has repeatedly attempted to use 
its plan to circumvent, dilute or contradict policies and 
priorities established in law, and sometimes to assert levels 
of discretion that exceed what is legally permissible or 
supported by historical precedent. The Committee is in the 
process of evaluating the outcomes of the fiscal year 2013 
spending plan process and may seek to eliminate the spending 
plan requirement and instead provide NASA with more detailed 
appropriations and reduce NASA's discretion in the execution of 
funds.

                      National Science Foundation


                    RESEARCH AND RELATED ACTIVITIES

    The Committee recommends $5,676,200,000 for Research and 
Related Activities (R&RA;), which is $194,774,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $536,090,000 below the request.
    Program changes.--Consistent with the Committee's position 
on the proposed STEM education restructuring, the 
recommendation does not support the establishment of the new 
Catalyzing Advances in Undergraduate STEM Education (CAUSE) 
program or the transition of the Graduate Research Fellowship 
(GRF) program into the interagency National GRF.
    Proposed program reductions not related to the 
establishment of CAUSE have been accepted. The funds made 
available through these reductions, together with more than 
$132,000,000 provided above NSF's R&RA; current plan level, will 
allow NSF to expand or enhance its other research activities in 
order to address a selection of national priorities.
    Neuroscience.--NSF is uniquely positioned to advance the 
nonmedical aspects of cognitive science and neuroscience, 
particularly through interdisciplinary research, computational 
models, visualization techniques, innovative technologies, and 
the underlying data and data infrastructure needed to transform 
our understanding of these areas. The Committee encourages NSF 
to continue to work in conjunction with the IWGN as well as the 
other agencies participating in the BRAIN Initiative to 
accelerate our understanding of how the brain functions. To 
support these activities, the recommendation provides the 
requested increase of $13,850,000 for new, cross-Foundation 
investments in cognitive science and neuroscience research.
    Advanced manufacturing.--The recommendation includes the 
proposed funding level for NSF's advanced manufacturing 
initiative. Future economic prosperity in the United States 
will depend largely on our ability to develop and manufacture 
new products based on advanced technologies, both for the 
domestic market and for export. Basic research supported 
through NSF and other Federal science agencies is critical to 
this effort because it will help provide the foundation for the 
development of such new products and technologies by the 
private sector.
    Lyme disease.--NSF has previously supported a variety of 
research intended to learn more about the prevalence of Lyme 
and other tick-borne diseases. The Committee encourages NSF to 
continue these efforts by funding meritorious Lyme disease 
research proposals that fully meet NSF's peer review standards.
    United States Antarctic Program (USAP).--The Committee 
supports NSF's decision to temporarily reduce funding for 
Antarctic science in order to provide funds for the 
implementation of important safety-related and efficiency-
promoting recommendations of the USAP Blue Ribbon Panel.
    International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP).--The 
Committee encourages NSF to continue funding the IODP at no 
less than the level contained in the agency's fiscal year 2013 
current plan.

          MAJOR RESEARCH EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION

    The Committee recommends $182,620,000 for Major Research 
Equipment and Facilities Construction, which is $9,868,000 
below fiscal year 2013 and $27,500,000 below the request.

                     EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES

    The Committee recommends $825,000,000 for Education and 
Human Resources (EHR), which is $53,799,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $55,290,000 below the request.
    Program changes.--Consistent with the Committee's position 
on the proposed STEM education restructuring, the 
recommendation does not support the establishment of the new 
CAUSE program or the transition of the GRF program into the 
interagency National GRF.
    Proposed program reductions not related to the 
establishment of CAUSE have been accepted. The reallocation of 
funds from these reduced programs will allow NSF to expand 
other efforts in strategic education research, workforce 
development and short-term, goal-oriented education 
partnerships.
    Broadening participation programs.--To broaden the 
participation of underrepresented populations in STEM education 
programs and, ultimately, the STEM workforce, the Committee has 
provided the requested level for the Historically Black 
Colleges and Universities Undergraduate Program, the Louis 
Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation and the Tribal 
Colleges and Universities Program.
    The Committee has previously asked NSF to consider the 
concept of creating a program within EHR to focus on Hispanic 
Serving Institutions (HSIs). Having heard from NSF about the 
logistical difficulties of establishing and managing such a 
program, the Committee now directs NSF to report instead on 
existing and planned efforts to meet the specific needs of HSIs 
through NSF's other programs. This report, which shall also 
include recommendations for further action, shall be submitted 
no later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act.
    Advanced Technological Education (ATE).--The recommendation 
includes the requested level for the ATE program.
    Best practices in K-12 STEM education.--NSF shall continue 
working to disseminate the findings of the NRC's 2011 report 
entitled Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective 
Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics 
and to develop and carry out a tracking and evaluation 
methodology to assess the implementation of the recommendations 
contained in that report.
    STEM-focused K-12 schools.--Last year, the Committee 
included direction in the House Report for NSF to promote 
opportunities for collaboration between universities or non-
profit research institutions and STEM-focused schools serving 
K-12 students. The Committee understands that NSF's response to 
this direction has focused more on the study of STEM-focused 
schools than on the establishment of collaborative partnerships 
involving them. The Committee once again encourages NSF to 
promote partnership opportunities between STEM-focused schools 
and universities or non-profit institutions and directs NSF to 
report to the Committee on how it is doing so no later than 180 
days after the enactment of this Act.

                 AGENCY OPERATIONS AND AWARD MANAGEMENT

    The Committee recommends $294,000,000 for Agency Operations 
and Award Management, which is $220,000 above fiscal year 2013 
and $10,290,000 below the request.
    Program changes.--The Committee urges NSF to prioritize 
available funds toward improvements to evaluation capabilities 
and requested merit review process improvements.
    Grant impact.--NSF needs to improve its ability to 
articulate the value and scientific merit of its research 
grants and explain the peer review process that results in 
research funding decisions. No later than 90 days after the 
enactment of this Act, NSF shall report to the Committee on 
steps it is taking to better explain and communicate the impact 
and relevance of its research grants, both collectively and 
individually.
    Cross-Foundation activities.--The Committee remains 
interested in seeing NSF achieve a sensible balance between 
support for newer cross-Foundation initiatives and 
longstanding, core programs and activities. In addition, 
discussions with the academic and nonprofit research community 
suggest that better standards and guidance on the 
administration of cross-Foundation initiatives are still 
necessary, as discussed in more detail in the fiscal year 2013 
House report.
    Management of large research facility projects.--NSF 
recently undertook a major review of its policies and processes 
for managing the construction and operation of large 
facilities. This review, although broader in scope, will assess 
many of the practices previously identified as problematic by 
the OIG in its examinations of construction contingency funding 
and cost surveillance for cooperative agreements. NSF shall 
provide a copy of the results of this review and any associated 
recommendations for action to the Committee as soon as 
possible.

                  OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE BOARD

    The Committee recommends $4,100,000 for the National 
Science Board, which is $257,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$370,000 below the request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

    The Committee recommends $13,200,000 for the OIG, which is 
$733,000 below fiscal year 2013 and $1,120,000 below the 
request.
    Management of large research facility projects.--The OIG is 
directed to assess and report to the Committee on the efficacy 
and completeness of any policy or procedural changes proposed 
by NSF pursuant to its review of its management of large 
research facilities.

                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

    The bill includes a provision that establishes thresholds 
for the transfer of funds.

                                TITLE IV


                            RELATED AGENCIES


                       Commission on Civil Rights


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $8,763,000 for the Commission on 
Civil Rights, which is $461,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$637,000 below the request.
    The Committee recommends language, as included in previous 
years, which provides: a limitation of four full-time positions 
under schedule C of the Excepted Service, exclusive of one 
special assistant for each Commissioner; and a prohibition 
against reimbursing Commissioners for more than 75 billable 
days, with the exception of the chairperson, who is permitted 
125 billable days.
    Improving oversight.--The fiscal years 2012 and 2013 
appropriations acts included funding for the Inspector General 
(IG) of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to serve as 
the IG of the Commission. The recommendation does not continue 
this arrangement for fiscal year 2014 and instead proposes to 
increase oversight by directing a comprehensive GAO review, 
drawing upon and expanding the work done by the GAO IG in the 
last two fiscal years. GAO's previous reviews of the Commission 
led to several recommendations for improvement in the agency's 
management and financial operations and its internal controls, 
and called for additional independent oversight of the agency. 
GAO shall update its prior work by conducting a new management 
review of the Commission, including assessing the role of the 
state advisory committees in accomplishing the mission of the 
agency and identifying the Commission's progress in 
implementing GAO's prior recommendations. GAO shall provide 
this report no later than 180 days after enactment of this Act.

                Equal Employment Opportunity Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $355,000,000 for the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is $8,055,000 
below fiscal year 2013 and $17,923,000 below the request. The 
recommendation includes language making up to $29,500,000 
available for payments to State and local enforcement agencies.
    Backlog reduction.--The Committee is pleased with EEOC's 
progress in reducing the backlog of private sector charges. The 
Committee expects the EEOC to continue to prioritize inventory 
reduction and to examine new ways to address the backlog and 
increase productivity. EEOC shall provide quarterly reports, no 
later than 30 days after the end of each quarter, on the 
backlog, to include data on the number and pendency of charges 
and any changes to EEOC's priority charge handling procedures 
and the effect of such changes on inventory reduction.

                     International Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $79,000,000 for the International 
Trade Commission (ITC), which is $3,917,000 below fiscal year 
2013 and $6,102,000 below the request.
    Internal controls.--The Committee is pleased with ITC's 
progress in addressing internal control issues identified in 
audits. However, ITC must continue to take aggressive action to 
address any remaining shortcomings. The Committee directs ITC 
to submit a status report on the actions it has taken to 
continue to address internal control deficiencies no later than 
120 days after enactment of this Act.
    Cybersecurity.--ITC handles sensitive and proprietary data 
and therefore is a potential target for cyber attacks. The 
Committee expects ITC to prioritize efforts to improve its 
cybersecurity posture. The Committee also encourages ITC to 
work with other relevant Federal agencies to inform its 
actions.
    Patent infringement.--The Committee is aware that the 
volume of ITC cases filed under section 337 of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 has increased significantly over the past several 
years. The Committee directs ITC to provide a report no later 
than 90 days after the enactment of this Act on the steps it 
has taken to manage the increased workload and reduce the 
average adjudication time. The report shall also identify 
possible actions to maximize the protection of intellectual 
property rights where there is coincident production in the 
United States of goods incorporating or produced through the 
benefit of such intellectual property.

                       Legal Services Corporation


               PAYMENT TO THE LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

    The Committee recommends $300,000,000 for the Legal 
Services Corporation (LSC), which is $58,149,000 below fiscal 
year 2013 and $130,000,000 below the request.
    Pro bono legal services.--Obtaining more services at no or 
low cost through private attorney involvement is one means for 
LSC to increase legal aid services. The Committee is pleased 
that LSC launched a pro bono task force in 2011, which released 
its findings and recommendations in October, 2012. The 
Committee directs LSC to implement the recommendations of this 
task force and continue to work with LSC-funded programs to 
adopt measures aimed at increasing the involvement of private 
attorneys in the delivery of legal services to its clients. LSC 
shall report to the Committee annually on its progress in this 
area, including a summary of the number of Americans served by 
pro bono services as part of LSC's efforts.
    Pro bono innovation fund.--The recommendation includes 
$2,500,000 to create a pro bono innovation fund, as recommended 
by the pro bono task force and as proposed in LSC's fiscal year 
2014 budget request.

          ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION--LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION

    The bill continues restrictions on the uses of LSC funding. 
None of the funds appropriated in this Act to the LSC shall be 
expended for any purpose prohibited or limited by, or contrary 
to any of the provisions of, sections 501, 502, 503, 504, 505, 
and 506 of Public Law 105-119, and all funds appropriated in 
this Act to the LSC shall be subject to the same terms and 
conditions set forth in such sections, except that all 
references in sections 502 and 503 to 1997 and 1998 shall be 
deemed to refer instead to 2013 and 2014, respectively.
    Unauthorized uses of funds.--The IG of the LSC is 
encouraged to conduct annual audits of LSC grantees to ensure 
that funds are not used in contravention of the restrictions on 
engaging in political activities or any of the other 
restrictions by which LSC grantees are required to abide. The 
removal of funds from any LSC grantee determined by the IG to 
have engaged in unauthorized political activity is recommended.

                        Marine Mammal Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $2,900,000 for the Marine Mammal 
Commission, which is $123,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$531,000 below the request.

            Office of the United States Trade Representative


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $50,000,000 for the Office of the 
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), which is $289,000 below 
fiscal year 2013 and $6,170,000 below the request.
    China.--The Committee expects that USTR will coordinate and 
implement a comprehensive and vigorous strategy to address the 
United States' trade imbalance with China. Within the amounts 
provided, the USTR is encouraged to maintain staff who can 
translate trade documents that USTR receives from China. The 
Committee believes that USTR should have its own translators on 
staff given the challenges associated with enforcing existing 
U.S. trade laws with China.
    Report on China's WTO compliance.--The Committee again 
directs USTR to include conclusions and recommendations in the 
report required under section 421 of the U.S.-China Relations 
Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-286).
    Bilateral investment treaties with China.--The Committee 
directs that, in undertaking any bilateral investment treaty 
negotiation with China, the U.S. Government should insist upon 
terms that ensure reciprocity and explicitly address the unfair 
challenges posed by China's state-owned enterprises in all 
markets. USTR shall submit a report no later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act detailing any such treaties and its 
compliance with this directive.
    Free trade agreements.--The Committee welcomes the passage 
into law of the long-pending free trade agreements with South 
Korea, Colombia, and Panama. The Committee is encouraged by the 
work being done on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and 
directs the USTR to complete the TPP in an expeditious manner 
so that it may be submitted to Congress for ratification. The 
Committee further directs the USTR to continue to pursue free 
trade agreements with additional countries and trading blocs to 
continue advancing trade to and from the United States.
    Investigating unfair trade practices.--The USTR shall 
report to the Committee, no later than 180 days after enactment 
of this Act, on its ability to adequately investigate, develop 
and/or resolve trade complaints. As part of this assessment, 
the USTR shall evaluate the availability of, and access to, 
information necessary to address unfair trade complaints.

                        State Justice Institute


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    The Committee recommends $4,799,000 for the State Justice 
Institute (SJI), which is $226,000 below fiscal year 2013 and 
$322,000 below the request.

                                TITLE V


                           GENERAL PROVISIONS


                        (INCLUDING RESCISSIONS)

    Section 501 prohibits the use of funds for publicity or 
propaganda purposes unless expressly authorized by law.
    Section 502 prohibits any appropriation contained in this 
Act from remaining available for obligation beyond the current 
fiscal year unless expressly authorized.
    Section 503 provides that the expenditure of any 
appropriation contained in this Act for any consulting service 
through procurement contracts shall be limited to those 
contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record 
and available for public inspection, except where otherwise 
provided under existing law or under existing Executive order 
issued pursuant to existing law.
    Section 504 provides that if any provision of this Act or 
the application of such provision to any person or circumstance 
shall be held invalid, the remainder of the Act and the 
application of other provisions shall not be affected.
    Section 505 prohibits a reprogramming of funds that: (1) 
creates or initiates a new program, project or activity; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel by any means for any project or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted; (4) relocates an office 
or employees; (5) reorganizes or renames offices, programs or 
activities; (6) contracts out or privatizes any function or 
activity presently performed by Federal employees; (7) augments 
funds for existing programs, projects or activities in excess 
of $500,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less, or reduces by 10 
percent funding for any program, project, or activity, or 
numbers of personnel by 10 percent; or (8) results from any 
general savings, including savings from a reduction in 
personnel, which would result in a change in existing programs, 
activities, or projects as approved by Congress, unless the 
House and Senate Committees on Appropriations are notified 15 
days in advance of such reprogramming of funds. For the 
Department of Justice the notification requirement is 45 days 
in advance.
    Section 506 provides that if it is determined that any 
person intentionally affixes a ``Made in America'' label to any 
product that was not made in America that person shall not be 
eligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with funds 
made available in this Act. The section further provides that 
to the extent practicable, with respect to purchases of 
promotional items, funds made available under this Act shall be 
used to purchase items manufactured, produced or assembled in 
the United States or its territories or possessions.
    Section 507 requires quarterly reporting to Congress on the 
status of balances of appropriations.
    Section 508 provides that any costs incurred by a 
department or agency funded under this Act resulting from, or 
to prevent, personnel actions taken in response to funding 
reductions in the Act shall be absorbed within the budgetary 
resources available to the department or agency, and provides 
transfer authority between appropriation accounts to carry out 
this provision, subject to reprogramming procedures.
    Section 509 prohibits funds made available in this Act from 
being used to promote the sale or export of tobacco or tobacco 
products or to seek the reduction or removal of foreign 
restrictions on the marketing of tobacco products, except for 
restrictions which are not applied equally to all tobacco or 
tobacco products of the same type. This provision is not 
intended to impact routine international trade services to all 
U.S. citizens, including the processing of applications to 
establish foreign trade zones.
    Section 510 limits the obligation of receipts deposited 
into the Crime Victims Fund at $745,000,000 during fiscal year 
2014. This amount represents an increase of $15,000,000 above 
the fiscal year 2013 level of obligations. This language is 
continued to ensure that a stable level of funds will remain 
available for the program, despite inconsistent levels of fines 
deposited annually into the Fund.
    Section 511 prohibits the use of Department of Justice 
funds for programs that discriminate against or denigrate the 
religious or moral beliefs of students participating in such 
programs.
    Section 512 prohibits the transfer of funds provided in 
this Act to any department, agency or instrumentality of the 
United States Government, except for transfers made by, or 
pursuant to authorities provided in, this Act or any other 
appropriations Act.
    Section 513 provides that funds provided for E-Government 
Initiatives shall be subject to the procedures set forth in 
section 505 of this Act.
    Section 514 requires certain timetables and procedures for 
specified audits performed by Inspectors General of the 
departments and agencies funded in this Act and sets limits and 
restrictions on the awarding and use of grants or contracts 
funded by amounts appropriated by this Act.
    Section 515 prohibits funds for information technology 
acquisitions unless the acquiring department or agency has 
assessed the risk of cyber-espionage or sabotage. Each 
department or agency covered under section 515 shall submit a 
quarterly report to the Committees on Appropriations describing 
assessments made pursuant to this section and any associated 
findings or determinations of risk. Any acquisition of 
information technology produced by entities that are owned, 
directed or subsidized by the People's Republic of China must 
be preceded by a reported determination that the acquisition is 
in the national interest.
    Section 516 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
support or justify the use of torture by any official or 
contract employee of the United States Government.
    Section 517 permanently prohibits the use of funds to 
require certain export licenses.
    Section 518 permanently prohibits the use of funds to deny 
certain import applications regarding ``curios or relics'' 
firearms, parts, or ammunition.
    Section 519 prohibits the use of funds to include certain 
language in trade agreements.
    Section 520 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
authorize or issue a national security letter (NSL) in 
contravention of certain laws authorizing the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation to issue NSLs.
    Section 521 requires congressional notification regarding 
any project within the Departments of Commerce or Justice, or 
the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration totaling more than $75,000,000 that 
has cost increases of at least 10 percent.
    Section 522 deems funds for intelligence or intelligence 
related activities as authorized by Congress during fiscal year 
2014 until the enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act 
for fiscal year 2014.

                             (RESCISSIONS)

    Section 523 provides for rescissions of unobligated 
balances in the Departments of Commerce and Justice.
    Section 524 prohibits the use of funds in this Act for the 
purchase of first class or premium air travel.
    Section 525 prohibits the use of funds to pay for the 
attendance of more than 50 department or agency employees at 
any single conference outside the United States, unless the 
conference is a law enforcement training or operational event 
where the majority of Federal attendees are law enforcement 
personnel stationed outside the United States.
    Section 526 prohibits the use of funds in this or any other 
Act for the transfer or release of certain individuals detained 
at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to or 
within the United States, its territories or possessions.
    Section 527 prohibits the use of funds in this or any other 
Act to construct, acquire or modify any facility in the United 
States, its territories, or possessions to house certain 
individuals who, as of June 24, 2009, were located at United 
States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the purposes of 
detention or imprisonment in the custody or control of the 
Department of Defense.
    Section 528 requires, when practicable, the use of funds in 
this Act to purchase light bulbs that have the ``Energy Star'' 
or ``Federal Energy Management Program'' designation.
    Section 529 requires tracking and reporting of undisbursed 
balances in expired grant accounts.
    Section 530 prohibits the use of funds by the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) or the Office of 
Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to engage in bilateral 
activities with China or a Chinese-owned company unless the 
activities are authorized by subsequent legislation or NASA or 
OSTP have made a certification pursuant to subsections (c) and 
(d) of this section.
    Section 531 specifies reporting requirements for certain 
conferences held by any department, agency, board, commission 
or office funded by this Act, and prohibits certain travel and 
conference activities, including those that are not in 
compliance with OMB policy.
    Section 532 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
being used to deny the importation of shotgun models if no 
application for the importation of such models, in the same 
configuration, had been denied prior to January 1, 2011, on the 
basis that the shotgun was not particularly suitable for or 
readily adaptable to sporting purposes.
    Section 533 prohibits the use of funds to establish or 
maintain a computer network that does not block pornography, 
except for law enforcement purposes.
    Section 534 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
being used to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, 
or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that 
was convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal 
law within the preceding 24 months.
    Section 535 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
being used to enter into a contract, memorandum of 
understanding, or cooperative agreement with, make a grant to, 
or provide a loan or loan guarantee to, any corporation that 
has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, 
for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been 
exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a 
timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority 
responsible for collecting the tax liability.
    Section 536 prohibits funds made available by this Act from 
being used to eliminate or reduce funding for a program, 
project or activity as proposed in the President's budget 
request until such proposed change is enacted in an 
appropriation Act, or unless the change is made pursuant to 
reprogramming or transfer provisions of this Act.
    Section 537 directs the Departments of Commerce and 
Justice, the National Science Foundation, and the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration, working with the 
Government Accountability Office, to provide a comprehensive 
report that provides updated performance metrics that are 
measurable, repeatable, and directly linked to requests for 
funding. 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 and impact), output (volume), and efficiency.
    Section 538 prohibits implementation, administration, or 
enforcement of the final regulations on ``Disparate Impact and 
Reasonable Factors Other Than Age Under the Age Discrimination 
in Employment Act'' published by the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission in the Federal Register on March 30, 
2012.
    Section 539 prohibits funds from being used to require a 
person licensed under section 923 of title 18, United States 
Code, to report information to the Department of Justice 
regarding the sale of multiple rifles or shotguns to the same 
person.
    Section 540 prohibits funds made available for the State 
Criminal Alien Assistance Program from being used in 
contravention of section 642 of the Illegal Immigration Reform 
and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373).
    Section 541 expresses the sense of the Congress that the 
Congress should not pass any legislation which authorizes 
spending cuts that would increase poverty in the United States.

                       SPENDING REDUCTION ACCOUNT

    Section 542 establishes a Spending Reduction Account, as 
required by clause 3(d)(5) of H. Res. 5 (113th Congress).

            House of Representatives Reporting Requirements

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

                          Full Committee Votes



         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.

                          Rescission of Funds

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




Department of Commerce:
    National Telecommunications and Information               $5,000,000
     Administration, Public Telecommunications
     Facilities, Planning and Construction............
Department of Justice:
    Working Capital Fund..............................        30,000,000
    Assets Forfeiture Fund............................       777,355,000
    State and Local Law Enforcement Activities:
        Office on Violence Against Women, Violence             6,200,000
         Against Women Prevention and Prosecution
         Programs.....................................
        Office of Justice Programs....................        47,000,000
        Community Oriented Policing Services..........        14,000,000


                           Transfers of Funds

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is submitted describing 
the transfers of funds provided in the accompanying bill:
    In title I, under U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 
Salaries and Expenses, language is included to transfer funds 
to the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, the 
Federal Employees Health Benefit Fund, and the Federal 
Employees Group Life Insurance Fund.
    Under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Operations, Research, and Facilities, language is included to 
transfer funds from the Promote and Develop Fishery Products 
and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries fund.
    In title II, under General Administration, Administrative 
Review and Appeals, language is included to transfer funds to 
the Executive Office for Immigration Review from fees deposited 
in the Immigration Examinations Fee account.
    Under Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is included to allow the transfer of funds to the 
Health Resources and Services Administration.

   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 of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.

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

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee notes that the 
accompanying bill does not propose to repeal or amend a statute 
or part thereof.

               Changes in the Application of Existing Law

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1)(A) 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.
    Language is included for a number of accounts placing 
limitations on representation and reception allowances in order 
to reduce the amount of money that would otherwise be spent on 
these activities. The bill also provides that a number of 
appropriations shall remain available for obligation beyond the 
current fiscal year. While these provisions are not 
specifically authorized for all of the items, it is deemed 
desirable to include such language for certain programs in 
order to provide for orderly administration and effective use 
of funds.
    In title I, Department of Commerce, under International 
Trade Administration, Operations and Administration, language 
is included providing that funds may be used for engaging in 
trade promotion activities abroad, including expenses of grants 
and cooperative agreements for the purposes of promoting 
exports of U.S. firms. Language is also provided allowing for 
full medical coverage for dependent members of immediate 
families of employees stationed overseas and employees 
temporarily posted overseas; travel and transportation of 
employees of the International Trade Administration; employment 
of Americans and aliens by contract for services; rental of 
space abroad and expenses of alteration, repair, or 
improvement; purchase or construction of temporary demountable 
exhibition structures for use abroad; and payment of tort 
claims. In addition, language is included regarding official 
representation expenses abroad, purchase of passenger motor 
vehicles for official use abroad, obtaining insurance on 
official motor vehicles, and rental of tie lines. Language is 
also recommended deriving a portion of available funds from 
fees. Furthermore, language is included designating funding for 
China antidumping and countervailing duty enforcement and 
compliance activities. Moreover, language is included providing 
for two-year availability of funds. Finally, language is 
included regarding the contributions under the Mutual 
Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961.
    Under Bureau of Industry and Security, Operations and 
Administration, the language provides for no-year availability 
of funds. Language is included regarding the costs associated 
with the performance of export administration field activities 
both domestically and abroad; full medical coverage for 
dependent members of immediate families of employees stationed 
overseas; employment of Americans and aliens by contract for 
services abroad; payment of tort claims; official 
representation expenses abroad; awards of compensation to 
informers; and purchase of passenger motor vehicles for 
official use and motor vehicles for law enforcement use without 
regard to any price limitation established by law. In addition, 
language is included regarding the Mutual Educational and 
Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. Finally, language is recommended 
providing that payments and contributions collected and 
accepted for materials or services may be retained for use in 
covering the cost of those activities and other communications.
    Under Economic Development Administration, Economic 
Development Assistance Programs, the language provides for no-
year availability of funds. Language is also included 
specifying amounts for certain grants and loan guarantees. In 
addition, language is included providing that the cost of 
modifying certain loan guarantees be as defined in section 502 
of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974. Finally, the account 
includes language limiting funds available to subsidize total 
loan principal.
    Also, under Salaries and Expenses, language is included 
regarding the monitoring of approved projects.
    Under Minority Business Development Agency, Minority 
Business Development, language is included making funds 
available for fostering, promoting, and developing minority 
business enterprises, including expenses of grants, contracts 
and other agreements.
    Under Economic and Statistical Analysis, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included providing for two-year 
availability of funds.
    Under Bureau of the Census, Salaries and Expenses, language 
is included providing that funds may be used for collecting, 
compiling, analyzing, preparing and publishing statistics and 
for promotion, outreach and marketing activities.
    Also, under Periodic Censuses and Programs, language is 
included providing two-year availability of funds. Language is 
also included providing that funds may be used for collecting, 
compiling, analyzing, preparing and publishing statistics and 
for promotion, outreach and marketing activities. Finally, 
language is included providing for a transfer to the ``Office 
of Inspector General'' account for activities associated with 
carrying out investigations and audits related to the Bureau of 
the Census.
    Under National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration, Salaries and Expenses, language is included 
providing for two-year availability of funds. Language is also 
included permitting the Secretary of Commerce to charge Federal 
agencies for costs in spectrum management, analysis, 
operations, and related services; and to use such collections 
in telecommunications research. The language also allows the 
Secretary to retain and use as offsetting collections all funds 
transferred, or previously transferred for telecommunications 
research, engineering and activities by the Institute for 
Telecommunication Sciences of NTIA. Finally, language is 
included providing that funds so transferred shall remain 
available until expended.
    Also, under Public Telecommunications Facilities, Planning 
and Construction, language is included allowing recoveries and 
unobligated balances of funds previously appropriated to be 
available for the administration of all open grants until their 
expiration.
    Under Patent and Trademark Office, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is included providing that appropriated funds be 
reduced as offsetting collections are assessed and collected. 
The language also provides that funds received in excess of 
appropriations be deposited in a Patent and Trademark Fee 
Reserve fund, to be available until expended pursuant to the 
Director submitting a spending plan subject to section 505 of 
this Act. In addition, language is included limiting 
representation expenses. Language is also included regarding 
basic pay and certain retirement benefits. Additional language 
is included regarding USPTO's financial statements. 
Furthermore, language is included providing that fees and 
surcharges charged are available to USPTO pursuant to section 
42(c) of title 35, United States Code. Finally, the language 
provides that an amount be transferred to the Inspector 
General.
    Under National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
Scientific and Technical Research and Services, language is 
included providing for no-year availability of funds. In 
addition, language is included allowing transfers to the 
working capital fund. Finally, language is included limiting 
funds for official reception and representation expenses.
    Also, under Industrial Technology Services, language is 
included providing no-year availability of funds. The language 
also designates an amount for the Manufacturing Extension 
Partnership.
    In addition, under Construction of Research Facilities, 
language is included providing for no-year availability of 
funds. Language is also included regarding the submission of 
certain materials in support of construction budget requests.
    Under National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
Operations, Research, and Facilities, language is included 
allowing for two-year availability for funds, expect for 
cooperative enforcement funds, which are available for three 
years. Language is also included allowing maintenance, 
operation, and hire of aircraft and vessels; grants, contracts, 
or other payments to nonprofit organizations for the purposes 
of conducting activities pursuant to cooperative agreements; 
and relocation of facilities. Language is included allowing 
fees and donations received by a particular office to be 
retained and used for expenses related to certain activities. 
In addition, language is included that provides that certain 
funds be derived from various sources. Furthermore, language is 
included limiting the amount of funds that can be provided for 
corporate services administrative support. Moreover, language 
is included specifying that deviations from amounts included in 
the report accompanying the Act shall be subject to section 505 
of this Act. Finally, language is included providing for 
retired pay expenses.
    Also, under Procurement, Acquisition and Construction, 
language is included providing for three-year availability for 
funds, except for construction funds, which are available until 
expended. Language is also included providing that certain 
funds be derived from various sources. In addition, language is 
included specifying that deviations from amounts included in 
the report accompanying the Act shall be subject to section 505 
of this Act. Finally, language is included regarding the 
submission of certain materials in support of construction 
budget requests.
    In addition, under Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery, 
language is included providing for two-year availability of 
funds. Language is also included allowing the Secretary of 
Commerce to issue grants to specific States and Federally-
recognized tribes for conservation projects for listed 
endangered or threatened salmon and steelhead populations, 
populations at risk to be so listed, and for maintaining 
populations necessary for the exercise of tribal treaty fishing 
rights, and for conservation of Pacific coastal salmon and 
steelhead habitat, to be allocated under scientific and merit 
principles and not available for marketing activities; and 
requiring a State match.
    Furthermore, under Fishermen's Contingency Fund, language 
is included providing for the appropriation of funds to be 
derived from receipts collected pursuant to Title IV of Public 
Law 95-372.
    Moreover, under Fisheries Finance Program Account, language 
is included placing limitations on individual fishing quota 
loans and traditional direct loans. Language is also included 
that prohibits direct loans for any new fishing vessel that 
will increase the harvesting capacity in any U.S. fishery.
    Under Departmental Management, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is included limiting funds for official reception and 
representation expenses. In addition, language is included 
continuing a task force on job repatriation and manufacturing 
growth.
    Under Department of Commerce, General Provisions, the 
following general provisions that fall within the rule are 
recommended:
          Section 101 makes funds available for advanced 
        payments only upon certification of officials 
        designated by the Secretary that such payments are 
        considered to be in the public interest.
          Section 102 makes appropriations for the Department 
        available for hire of passenger motor vehicles, for 
        services, and for uniforms and allowances as authorized 
        by law.
          Section 103 provides the authority to transfer funds 
        between Department of Commerce appropriation accounts 
        and requiring notification to the Committee of certain 
        actions.
          Section 104 extends Congressional notification 
        requirements for NOAA satellite programs.
          Section 105 provides for reimbursement for services 
        within Department of Commerce buildings.
          Section 106 clarifies that grant recipients under the 
        Department of Commerce may continue to deter child 
        pornography, copyright infringement, or any other 
        unlawful activity over their networks.
          Section 107 provides the Administrator with the 
        authority to avail NOAA of needed resources, with the 
        consent of those supplying the resources, to carry out 
        responsibilities of any statute administered by NOAA.
          Section 108 requires a monthly report on official 
        travel to China.
    In title II, Department of Justice, under General 
Administration, Salaries and Expenses, language is included 
providing for an amount for security and construction of 
Department of Justice facilities remain available until 
expended. Language is also included regarding an independent 
review of the management and policies of the Civil Rights 
Division.
    Also, under Justice Information Sharing Technology, 
language is included providing that funds be available until 
expended.
    In addition, under Administrative Review and Appeals, 
language is included providing that an amount shall be derived 
by transfer from the Executive Office for Immigration Review 
fees deposited in the ``Immigration Examinations Fee'' account.
    Moreover, under Office of Inspector General, language is 
included providing for not to exceed $10,000 to meet unforeseen 
emergencies of a confidential character.
    Under Legal Activities, Salaries and Expenses, General 
Legal Activities, language is included providing not to exceed 
$20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence, to be expended 
under the direction of, and to be accounted for solely under 
the certificate of, the Attorney General. Language is also 
included providing for rental of space in the District of 
Columbia. Language is included making an amount available until 
expended for litigation support contracts. In addition, 
language is included limiting the amount of funds for official 
representation and reception expenses available to INTERPOL 
Washington. Furthermore, language is included allowing, upon a 
determination by the Attorney General that emergent 
circumstances require additional funding for litigation 
activities of the Civil Division, the Attorney General to 
transfer funds to this account from available appropriations 
for the current fiscal year for the Department of Justice, as 
may be necessary to respond to such circumstances. Moreover, 
language is included providing funds to reimburse the Office of 
Personnel Management for expenses associated with the election 
monitoring program and providing for extended availability. 
Finally, language is included for expenses associated with 
processing cases under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury 
Act of 1986.
    Also, under Salaries and Expenses, Antitrust Division, 
language is included providing for no-year availability of 
funds. The language also provides that fees collected for 
premerger notification filings, regardless of the year of 
collection, shall be retained and used for necessary expenses 
in this appropriation, and shall remain available until 
expended.
    In addition, under Salaries and Expenses, United States 
Attorneys, language is included regarding inter-governmental 
and cooperative agreements and limiting funds for official 
reception and representation expenses. Language is also 
included extending the availability of certain funds. Finally, 
language is included requiring each United States Attorney to 
establish or participate in a task force on human trafficking.
    Furthermore, under United States Trustee System Fund, 
language is included regarding refunds due depositors. Language 
is also included providing for the extended availability of 
certain funds and the use of offsetting collections.
    Moreover, under Fees and Expenses of Witnesses, language is 
included regarding contracts for the procurement and 
supervision of expert witnesses. In addition, language is 
included regarding funds for construction of buildings for 
safesites, armored and other vehicles, and telecommunication 
equipment. The language also provides for no-year availability 
of funds.
    And under Salaries and Expenses, Community Relations 
Service, language is included regarding the transfer of funds 
for conflict resolution and violence prevention activities, 
which shall be subject to the provisions of section 505 of this 
Act.
    Under United States Marshals Service, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included limiting official reception and 
representation expenses, and providing for no-year availability 
for part of the appropriation.
    Also, under Construction, language is included providing 
for no-year availability.
    In addition, under Federal Prisoner Detention, language is 
included providing for no-year availability. Language is also 
included providing that the Marshals Service shall be 
responsible for managing the Justice Prisoner and Alien 
Transportation System. In addition, language is included 
limiting the amount of funds considered ``funds appropriated 
for State and local law enforcement assistance''.
    Under National Security Division, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is included providing for the no-year availability of 
funds for IT systems. Language is also included providing that 
upon a determination by the Attorney General that emergent 
circumstances require additional funding for the activities of 
the National Security Division, the Attorney General may 
transfer such amounts to this heading from available 
appropriations for the current fiscal year for the Department 
of Justice, as may be necessary to respond to such 
circumstances. The language provides such a transfer be treated 
as a reprogramming under section 505 of this Act.
    Under Interagency Law Enforcement, Interagency Crime and 
Drug Enforcement, language is included regarding authorities 
under which funds may be used.
    Under Federal Bureau of Investigation, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included providing for no-year 
availability of certain funds. Language is also included 
providing for a limitation on representational expenses. 
Finally, language is included regarding a comprehensive review 
of the implementation of the recommendations related to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation that were proposed in the 
report issued by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks 
Upon the United States.
    Under Construction, language is included specifying the 
purpose of the appropriation and making it available until 
expended.
    Under Drug Enforcement Administration, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included providing for funds to meet 
unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character. Language is 
also included allowing expenses to conduct drug education and 
training programs, including travel and related expenses for 
participants in such programs and the distribution of items of 
token value that promote the goals of such programs. In 
addition, language is included providing for no-year 
availability of certain funds. Finally, language is included 
providing for a limitation on representational expenses.
    Under Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, 
Salaries and Expenses, language is included allowing training 
of State and local law enforcement agencies with or without 
reimbursement, including training in connection with the 
training and acquisition of canines for explosives and fire 
accelerants detection, and allowing provision of laboratory 
assistance to State and local law enforcement agencies, with or 
without reimbursement. Language is also included limiting 
official reception and representation expenses. In addition, 
language is included providing funds for the payment of 
attorneys' fees. In addition, language is included providing 
for no-year availability of certain funds. Additional language 
is included prohibiting expenses to investigate or act upon 
applications for relief from Federal firearms disabilities 
under section 925(c) of title 18, United States Code. Language 
is further included regarding expenses to investigate 
applications filed by corporations for relief from section 
925(c) of title 18, United States Code. Moreover, language is 
included that prohibits funds to transfer the functions, 
missions or activities of ATF to other agencies or departments.
    Under Federal Prison System, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is included that provides for the transfer to the 
Health Resources and Services Administration funds necessary 
for medical relief for inmates. Language is also included that 
provides authority to the Director to enter into contracts to 
furnish health care. In addition, language is included placing 
a limitation on funds for reception and representation 
expenses. Furthermore, language is included extending the 
availability of certain funds. Finally, language is included 
providing authority for the Federal Prison System to accept 
donated property and services.
    Also, in Building and Facilities, language is included 
providing for no-year availability of funds and establishing 
maximum and minimum funding levels for certain activities. 
Language is also included stating labor of prisoners may be 
used for work under this heading.
    Additionally, under Federal Prison Industries, 
Incorporated, language is included authorizing Federal Prison 
Industries, Incorporated, to make such expenditures, within the 
limits of funds and borrowing authority available, and in 
accord with the law, and to make such contracts and 
commitments, without regard to fiscal year limitations, as may 
be necessary in carrying out the program set forth in the 
budget for the current fiscal year for such corporation.
    Furthermore, under Limitation on Administrative Expenses, 
Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated, language is included 
making available funds for its administrative expenses, and for 
certain services, to be computed on an accrual basis to be 
determined in accordance with the corporation's current 
prescribed accounting system, and such amounts shall be 
exclusive of depreciation, payment of claims, and expenditures 
which such accounting system requires to be capitalized or 
charged to cost of commodities acquired or produced, including 
selling and shipping expenses, and expenses in connection with 
acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance, improvement, 
protection, or disposition of facilities and other property 
belonging to the corporation or in which it has an interest.
    Under State and Local Law Enforcement Activities, Office on 
Violence Against Women, Violence Against Women Prevention and 
Prosecution Programs, language is included making funds 
available until expended. Language is also included placing a 
limitation on funds to be made available for expenses related 
to evaluation, training, and technical assistance. In addition, 
language is included providing for specific appropriations for 
various programs within the Office on Violence Against Women. 
Furthermore, language is included making available certain 
unobligated balances for specified programs. The language also 
applies certain conditions to specified grants. It provides for 
certain funds to be transferred to ``Research, Evaluation, and 
Statistics'' for administration by the Office of Justice 
Programs. Finally, language is included to establish a national 
clearinghouse that provides training and technical assistance 
on issues relating to sexual assault of American Indian and 
Alaska Native women.
    Under Office of Justice Programs, Research, Evaluation and 
Statistics, language is included to provide for no-year 
availability of funds. Language is also included to provide for 
specific appropriations for various programs within the Office 
of Justice Programs.
    Also, under State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, 
language is included to provide for no-year availability of 
funds. Language is also included regarding Puerto Rico. In 
addition, language is included regarding a Preventing Violence 
Against Law Enforcement Officer Resilience and Survivability 
Initiative as well as domestic radicalization research. 
Moreover, language is included regarding a comprehensive school 
safety initiative. In addition, language is included regarding 
Federal immigration and other detainees housed in State and 
local detention facilities. Furthermore language is included 
regarding local government use of funds to increase the number 
of law enforcement officers. Language is also included 
regarding DNA training and education for law enforcement, 
correctional personnel, and court officers. There is further 
language regarding certain time limitations under the Second 
Chance Act, as well as language regarding prison rape auditing. 
Finally, the language specifies appropriations for various 
programs within the Office of Justice Programs.
    In addition, under Juvenile Justice Programs, language is 
included providing for no-year availability of funds. Language 
is also included regarding research, evaluation, and statistics 
activities designed to benefit the programs or activities 
authorized, with certain exceptions. In addition, language is 
included regarding funds for training and technical assistance, 
with certain exceptions. Finally, the language delineates 
certain amounts for various programs under this heading.
    Furthermore, under Public Safety Officer Benefits, language 
is included providing for no-year availability of funds. 
Language is also included providing for the transfers of funds 
in emergent circumstances, which shall be subject to the 
provisions of section 505 of this Act.
    Under Department of Justice, General Provisions, the 
following general provisions that fall within the rule are 
recommended:
          Section 201 makes available additional reception and 
        representation funding for the Attorney General from 
        the amounts provided in this title.
          Section 202 prohibits the use of funds to pay for an 
        abortion, except in the case of rape or to preserve the 
        life of the mother.
          Section 203 prohibits the use of funds to require any 
        person to perform or facilitate the performance of an 
        abortion.
          Section 204 establishes the obligation of the 
        Director of the Bureau of Prisons to provide escort 
        services to an inmate receiving an abortion outside of 
        a Federal facility, except where this obligation 
        conflicts with the preceding section.
          Section 205 establishes the Committee's requirements 
        and procedures for transfer proposals.
          Section 206 authorizes the Attorney General to extend 
        an ongoing Personnel Management Demonstration Project.
          Section 207 prohibits the use of funds for 
        transporting prisoners classified as maximum or high 
        security, other than to a facility certified by the 
        Bureau of Prisons as appropriately secure.
          Section 208 prohibits the use of funds for the 
        purchase or rental by Federal prisons of audiovisual 
        equipment, services and materials used primarily for 
        recreational purposes, except for those items and 
        services needed for inmate training, religious, or 
        educational purposes.
          Section 209 requires review by the Deputy Attorney 
        General and the Department Investment Review Board 
        prior to the obligation or expenditure of funds for 
        major information technology projects.
          Section 210 requires the Department to follow 
        reprogramming procedures prior to any deviation from 
        the program amounts specified in this title or the 
        reuse of specified deobligated funds provided in 
        previous years.
          Section 211 prohibits the use of funds for A-76 
        competitions for work performed by employees of the 
        Bureau of Prisons or Federal Prison Industries, Inc.
          Section 212 prohibits U.S. Attorneys from holding 
        additional responsibilities that exempt U.S. Attorneys 
        from statutory residency requirements.
          Section 213 permits up to 3 percent of grant and 
        reimbursement program funds made available to OJP to be 
        used for training and technical assistance and permits 
        up to 2 percent of grant or reimbursement funds made 
        available to that office to be used for criminal 
        justice research, evaluation and statistics.
          Section 214 gives the Attorney General the authority 
        to waive matching requirements for Second Chance Act 
        adult and juvenile reentry demonstration projects; 
        state, tribal and local reentry courts; drug treatment 
        programs and prison rape elimination programs.
          Section 215 waives the requirement that the Attorney 
        General reserve certain funds from amounts provided for 
        offender incarceration.
          Section 216 prohibits funds, other than funds for the 
        National Instant Criminal Background Check System 
        established under the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention 
        Act, from being used to facilitate the transfer of an 
        operable firearm to a known or suspected agent of a 
        drug cartel where law enforcement personnel do not 
        continuously monitor or control such firearm.
          Section 217 places limitations on the obligation of 
        funds from certain Department of Justice accounts and 
        funding sources.
          Section 218 prohibits funds made available to the 
        Department of Justice by this Act from being used to 
        invalidate, overturn or interfere with State 
        immigration laws.
    In title III, Science, under Office of Science and 
Technology Policy, language is included providing that certain 
funds be available for reception and representation expenses, 
and rental of conference rooms.
    Under National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
Science, language is included providing for the multi-year 
availability of funds. Language is also included concerning a 
planetary science mission.
    Also, under Aeronautics, language is included providing for 
the multi-year availability of funds.
    In addition, under Space Technology, language is included 
providing for the multi-year availability of funds.
    Under Exploration, language is included providing for the 
multi-year availability of funds. Language is also included 
that delineates amounts for program components and notes that 
additional funds are provided under a different account heading 
for exploration programs.
    In Space Operations, language is included providing for the 
multi-year availability of funds.
    Additionally, under Education, language is included 
providing for the multi-year availability of funds. Language is 
also included delineating amounts for program components.
    Under Cross Agency Support, language is included providing 
for the multi-year availability of funds. Language is also 
included to limit official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Under Construction and Environmental Compliance and 
Restoration, language is included providing for the multi-year 
availability of funds. Language is also included restricting 
receipts and expenditures made pursuant to enhanced use lease 
arrangements and requiring the inclusion of estimates in future 
budget requests.
    Under Office of Inspector General, language is included 
providing for the multi-year availability of some funds.
    In the Administrative Provisions, language is included 
regarding: availability of funds for announced prizes; 
transfers of funds; and the submission of a spending plan.
    Under National Science Foundation, Research and Related 
Activities, language is included that provides for the multi-
year availability of funds. Language is also included that 
governs funding availability for polar research and operational 
support. In addition, language is included providing that 
certain receipts may be credited to this appropriation.
    Also, under Major Research Equipment and Facilities 
Construction, language is included providing for no-year 
availability of funds. Language is also included prohibiting 
reimbursement of the Judgment Fund.
    In addition, under Education and Human Resources, language 
is included providing for the multi-year availability of funds.
    Furthermore, under Agency Operations and Award Management, 
language is included regarding contracts for maintenance and 
operation of facilities and other services. Language is also 
included limiting official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Under Office of the National Science Board, language is 
included limiting funds for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Under Office of Inspector General, language is included 
providing for the multi-year availability of some funds.
    Under Administrative Provision, a general provision is 
included regarding transfers of funds.
    In title IV, Related Agencies, under Commission on Civil 
Rights, Salaries and Expenses, language is included prohibiting 
expenses to employ in excess of a specific level of full-time 
individuals or to reimburse Commissioners for certain billable 
days. Language is also included prohibiting funding for 
activities not explicitly authorized.
    Under Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included designating amounts for payments 
to State and local enforcement agencies. Language is also 
included limiting funds for official reception and 
representation expenses. Finally, language is included 
authorizing the Chair to accept donations or gifts to carry out 
the work of the Commission.
    Under International Trade Commission, Salaries and 
Expenses, language is included limiting funds for official 
reception and representation expenses. Language is also 
included providing for no-year availability of funds.
    Under Legal Services Corporation, Payment to the Legal 
Services Corporation, language is included regarding pay for 
officers and employees. Language is also included delineating 
amounts for specific programs and regarding authorities to 
transfer funds. In addition, language is included designating 
the Legal Services Corporation as an agency of the Federal 
Government for the purposes of reprogramming and reporting on 
conference expenditures.
    Under Administrative Provision, Legal Services Corporation, 
language is included that prohibits the use of funds for 
certain activities.
    Under Office of the United States Trade Representative, 
Salaries and Expenses, language is included providing for the 
no-year availability of some funds. Language is also included 
limiting funds for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Under State Justice Institute, Salaries and Expenses, 
language is included limiting funds for reception and 
representation expenses. Language is also included providing 
for multi-year availability of some funds. In addition, 
language is included designating SJI as an agency of the 
Federal Government for the purposes of reprogramming and 
reporting on conference expenditures.
    In title V, General Provisions, the following general 
provisions that fall within the rule are recommended:
          Section 501 prohibits the use of funds for publicity 
        or propaganda purposes unless expressly authorized by 
        law.
          Section 502 prohibits any appropriation contained in 
        this Act from remaining available for obligation beyond 
        the current fiscal year unless expressly authorized.
          Section 503 provides that the expenditure of any 
        appropriation contained in this Act for any consulting 
        service through procurement contracts shall be limited 
        to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter 
        of public record and available for public inspection, 
        except where otherwise provided under existing law or 
        under existing Executive order issued pursuant to 
        existing law.
          Section 504 provides that if any provision of this 
        Act or the application of such provision to any person 
        or circumstance shall be held invalid, the remainder of 
        the Act and the application of other provisions shall 
        not be affected.
          Section 505 specifies requirements for reprogramming 
        funds.
          Section 506 provides that if it is determined that 
        any person intentionally affixes a ``Made in America'' 
        label to any product that was not made in America that 
        person shall not be eligible to receive any contract or 
        subcontract made with funds made available in this Act. 
        The section further provides that to the extent 
        practicable, with respect to purchases of promotional 
        items, funds made available under this Act shall be 
        used to purchase items manufactured, produced or 
        assembled in the United States or its territories or 
        possessions.
          Section 507 requires quarterly reporting to Congress 
        on the status of balances of appropriations.
          Section 508 provides that any costs incurred by a 
        department or agency funded under this Act resulting 
        from, or to prevent, personnel actions taken in 
        response to funding reductions in the Act shall be 
        absorbed within the budgetary resources available to 
        the department or agency, and provides transfer 
        authority between appropriation accounts to carry out 
        this provision, subject to reprogramming procedures.
          Section 509 prohibits funds made available in this 
        Act from being used to promote the sale or export of 
        tobacco or tobacco products or to seek the reduction or 
        removal of foreign restrictions on the marketing of 
        tobacco products, except for restrictions which are not 
        applied equally to all tobacco or tobacco products of 
        the same type.
          Section 510 limits the obligation of certain funds.
          Section 511 prohibits the use of Department of 
        Justice funds for programs that discriminate against or 
        denigrate the religious or moral beliefs of students 
        participating in such programs.
          Section 512 prohibits the transfer of funds provided 
        in this Act to any department, agency or 
        instrumentality of the United States Government, except 
        for transfers made by, or pursuant to authorities 
        provided in, this Act or any other appropriations Act.
          Section 513 provides that funds provided for E-
        Government Initiatives shall be subject to the 
        procedures set forth in section 505 of this Act.
          Section 514 requires certain timetables and 
        procedures for specified audits performed by Inspectors 
        General of the departments and agencies funded in this 
        Act and sets limits and restrictions on the awarding 
        and use of grants or contracts funded by amounts 
        appropriated by this Act.
          Section 515 prohibits funds for information 
        technology acquisitions unless the acquiring department 
        or agency has assessed the risk of cyber-espionage or 
        sabotage.
          Section 516 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
        support or justify the use of torture by any official 
        or contract employee of the United States Government.
          Section 517 permanently prohibits the use of funds to 
        require certain export licenses.
          Section 518 permanently prohibits the use of funds to 
        deny certain import applications regarding ``curios or 
        relics'' firearms, parts, or ammunition.
          Section 519 prohibits the use of funds to include 
        certain language in trade agreements.
          Section 520 prohibits the use of funds in this Act to 
        authorize or issue a national security letter (NSL) in 
        contravention of certain laws authorizing the Federal 
        Bureau of Investigation to issue NSLs.
          Section 521 requires congressional notification 
        regarding any project within the Departments of 
        Commerce or Justice, or the National Science Foundation 
        and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration 
        totaling more than $75,000,000 that has cost increases 
        of at least 10 percent.
          Section 522 deems funds for intelligence or 
        intelligence related activities as authorized by 
        Congress during fiscal year 2014 until the enactment of 
        the Intelligence Authorization Act for fiscal year 
        2014.
          Section 523 provides for rescissions of unobligated 
        balances in the Departments of Commerce and Justice.
          Section 524 prohibits the use of funds in this Act 
        for the purchase of first class or premium air travel.
          Section 525 prohibits the use of funds to pay for the 
        attendance of more than 50 department or agency 
        employees at any single conference outside the United 
        States, unless the conference is a law enforcement 
        training or operational event where the majority of 
        Federal attendees are law enforcement personnel 
        stationed outside the United States.
          Section 526 prohibits the use of funds in this or any 
        other Act for the transfer or release of certain 
        individuals detained at United States Naval Station, 
        Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to or within the United States, 
        its territories or possessions.
          Section 527 prohibits the use of funds in this or any 
        other Act to construct, acquire or modify any facility 
        in the United States, its territories, or possessions 
        to house certain individuals who, as of June 24, 2009, 
        were located at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo 
        Bay, Cuba, for the purposes of detention or 
        imprisonment in the custody or control of the 
        Department of Defense.
          Section 528 requires, when practicable, the use of 
        funds in this Act to purchase light bulbs that have the 
        ``Energy Star'' or ``Federal Energy Management 
        Program'' designation.
          Section 529 requires tracking and reporting of 
        undisbursed balances in expired grant accounts.
          Section 530 prohibits the use of funds by the 
        National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) or 
        the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to 
        engage in bilateral activities with China or a Chinese-
        owned company unless the activities are authorized by 
        subsequent legislation or NASA or OSTP have made a 
        certification pursuant to subsections (c) and (d) of 
        this section.
          Section 531 specifies reporting requirements for 
        certain conferences held by any department, agency, 
        board, commission or office funded by this Act, and 
        prohibits certain travel and conference activities, 
        including those that are not in compliance with OMB 
        policy.
          Section 532 prohibits funds made available by this 
        Act from being used to deny the importation of shotgun 
        models if no application for the importation of such 
        models, in the same configuration, had been denied 
        prior to January 1, 2011, on the basis that the shotgun 
        was not particularly suitable for or readily adaptable 
        to sporting purposes.
          Section 533 prohibits the use of funds to establish 
        or maintain a computer network that does not block 
        pornography, except for law enforcement purposes.
          Section 534 prohibits funds made available by this 
        Act from being used to enter into a contract, 
        memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement 
        with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan 
        guarantee to, any corporation that was convicted of a 
        felony criminal violation under any Federal law within 
        the preceding 24 months.
          Section 535 prohibits funds made available by this 
        Act from being used to enter into a contract, 
        memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement 
        with, make a grant to, or provide a loan or loan 
        guarantee to, any corporation that has any unpaid 
        Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which 
        all judicial and administrative remedies have been 
        exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in 
        a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the 
        authority responsible for collecting the tax liability.
          Section 536 prohibits funds made available by this 
        Act from being used to eliminate or reduce funding for 
        a program, project or activity as proposed in the 
        President's budget request until such proposed change 
        is enacted in an appropriation Act, or unless the 
        change is made pursuant to reprogramming or transfer 
        provisions of this Act.
          Section 537 directs the Departments of Commerce and 
        Justice, the National Science Foundation, and the 
        National Aeronautics and Space Administration, working 
        with the Government Accountability Office, to provide a 
        comprehensive report that provides updated performance 
        metrics that are measurable, repeatable, and directly 
        linked to requests for funding.
          Section 538 prohibits implementation, administration, 
        or enforcement of the final regulations on ``Disparate 
        Impact and Reasonable Factors Other Than Age Under the 
        Age Discrimination in Employment Act'' published by the 
        Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the Federal 
        Register on March 30, 2012.
          Section 539 prohibits funds from being used to 
        require a person licensed under section 923 of title 
        18, United States Code, to report information to the 
        Department of Justice regarding the sale of multiple 
        rifles or shotguns to the same person.
          Section 540 prohibits funds made available for the 
        State Criminal Alien Assistance Program from being used 
        in contravention of section 642 of the Illegal 
        Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 
        1996 (8 U.S.C. 1373).
          Section 541 expresses the sense of the Congress that 
        the Congress should not pass any legislation which 
        authorizes spending cuts that would increase poverty in 
        the United States.
          Section 542 establishes a Spending Reduction Account, 
        as required by clause 3(d)(5) of H. Res. 5 (113th 
        Congress).

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    The Committee, in a number of instances, has found it 
necessary to recommend funding for ongoing activities and 
programs for which authorizations have not been enacted to 
date. 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:

                                                               UNAUTHORIZED APPROPRIATIONS
                                                                    Fiscal Year 2014
                                                                 (dollars in thousands)
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                                                                                     Authorization level in     Appropriations in
                             Program                                Last year of          last year of            last year of        Appropriations in
                                                                    authorization         authorization           authorization           this bill
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Department of Commerce:
  International Trade Administration
    Operations and Administration
      Export Promotion Activities...............................              1996               such sums               264,885               305,000
  Bureau of Industry and Security
    Operations and Administration...............................              1994               such sums                34,747                94,000
  Economic Development Administration
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2008               such sums                30,832                36,000
    Economic Development Assistance Programs....................              2008                 500,000               349,100               184,500
      Sec. 26 loan guarantees...................................              2013                  20,000                (5,000)               (5,000)
  Minority Business Development Agency
    Minority Business Development...............................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                27,000
  Economic and Statistical Analysis
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                93,430
  National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              1993                  17,900                18,493                42,874
  National Institute of Standards and Technology
    Scientific and Technical Research and Services..............              2013                 676,700               609,514               609,038
    Industrial technology services..............................              2013                 241,709               140,316               120,000
      Manufacturing extension partnerships......................              2013                (165,100)             (126,088)             (120,000)
    Construction of research facilities.........................              2013                 121,300                58,874                55,000
  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    Operations, Research and Facilities
      Oceanic and Atmospheric Research..........................              1993               1,589,081               202,172               348,500
        Climate and air quality research activities.............              1993                (103,877)                    *                     *
        Atmospheric research activities.........................              1993                 (44,781)                    *                     *
      National Ocean Service....................................              1993                 121,183               150,864               400,850
        Coral Reef Conservation.................................              2004                 (16,000)              (16,000)              (25,000)
        Costal Zone Management..................................              1999                 (55,300)              (52,700)              (81,000)
        Marine Protection, Research, Preservation & Sanctuaries.              2005                 (40,000)              (57,958)              (45,000)
      National Marine Fisheries Services........................                               various                                         763,900
        Endangered Species Act Activities.......................              1992                   6,750                                            
        Marine Mammal Protection Act Activities.................              1999                  34,768                                            
        NOAA Marine Fisheries Program Activities................              2000                 110,470                                            
      National Weather Service
        Operations and research activities......................              1993                 395,822                     *                     *
        Public warning and forecast systems.....................              1993                 132,034                   *,                    *,
      NESDIS
        Satellite observing systems activities (NESDIS).........              1993                 336,000                   *,                    *,
        Data and information services activities................              1993                  39,596                10,300                   *,
      Program Support
        Executive Direction and Administrative Activities.......              1993                  75,750                25,000               100,000
        Marine Services.........................................              1993                  68,518                61,200               155,000
        Aircraft Services.......................................              1993                  10,336                 9,500                30,000
    Procurement, Acquisition and Construction
      Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
        Fleet modernization and replacement.....................              1997               such sums                 8,000                14,609
    Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery.............................              2009                  90,000                80,000                35,000
  Departmental Management
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                52,000
Department of Justice:
  General Administration
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2009                 181,561               105,805               103,900
    Justice Information Sharing Technology......................              2009                 204,152                80,000                25,842
    Administrative review and appeals...........................              2009                 243,291               270,000               307,000
    Office of Inspector General.................................              2009                  81,922                80,681                81,540
  United States Parole Commission
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2009                  12,711                12,570                12,000
  Legal Activities
    Salaries and Expenses, General Legal Activities.............              2009                 764,526               805,655               822,200
    Salaries and Expenses, Antitrust Division...................              2009                 162,488               157,788               159,000
    Salaries and Expenses, United States Attorneys..............              2009               1,829,194             1,851,336             1,887,000
    Salaries and Expenses, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission.              2009                   1,429                 1,823                 2,100
    Fees and Expenses of Witnesses..............................              2009                 203,755               168,300               270,000
    Salaries and Expenses, Community Relations Service..........              2009                  10,977                 9,873                12,000
    Assets Forfeiture Fund......................................              2009                  22,000                20,990                20,000
  United States Marshals Service................................              2009                 900,178               954,000             2,684,812
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................                                                        (960,000)           (1,155,000)
    Construction................................................                                                          (4,000)               (9,812)
    Federal Prison Detention ...................................              2009               1,858,509             1,355,319            (1,520,000)
  National Security Division
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                91,800
  Interagency Law Enforcement
    Interagency Crime and Drug Enforcement......................              2009                 744,593               515,000               486,000
  Federal Bureau of Investigation...............................              2009               6,480,608             7,301,191             8,121,900
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................                                                      (7,182,700)           (8,042,000)
    Construction................................................                                                        (153,491)              (79,900)
  Drug Enforcement Administration
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2009               1,930,462             1,959,084             2,304,517
  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2009               1,038,939             1,078,215             1,142,000
  Federal Prison System.........................................              2009               5,698,292             6,171,561             6,672,700
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................                                                      (5,600,792)           (6,580,000)
    Buildings and Facilities....................................                                                        (575,807)              (90,000)
  Office on Violence Against Women
    Violence Against Women Prevention and Prosecution Programs
      Research and Evaluation on Violence against Women.........               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                 3,250
      Family Civil Justice......................................                               various                                          16,000
        Court Training and Improvements Program.................              2011                   5,000                     ?
        Safe Havens Program.....................................              2011                  20,000                     ?
      Consolidated Youth-oriented Program.......................                               various                                          10,000
        Engaging Men and Youth in Prevention....................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                     #
        Grants to Assist Children and Youth Exposed to Violence.               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                     #
        Supporting Teens Through Education Program..............              2011                   5,000                     ?                     #
        Services to Advocate and Respond to Youth...............               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                     #
      Indian Country--Sexual Assault Clearinghouse..............               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                   500
  Office of Justice Programs
    Research, Evaluation and Statistics
      Bureau of Justice Statistics..............................              1995                  33,000                32,335                42,000
      National Institute of Justice.............................              1995                  33,000                58,879                37,000
      Regional information sharing activities...................              2003                 100,000                29,000                35,000
    State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance
      Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants..................              2012               1,095,000               470,000               465,000
        Domestic Radicalization Research........................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                (4,000)
        VALOR Initiative........................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a               (15,000)
        Puerto Rico Plebiscite..................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                (2,500)
        Comprehensive School Safety Initiative..................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a               (75,000)
      State Criminal Alien Assistance Program...................              2011                 950,000                     #               165,000
      Byrne Competitive Grants..................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                10,000
      Drug Courts...............................................              2008                  70,000                15,200                41,000
      Residential Substance Abuse Treatment.....................              2000                  72,000                61,677                 6,000
      Capital Litigation and Wrongful Conviction Review.........              2009                  75,000                 5,500                 1,000
      Economic, High-tech, Cybercrime Prevention................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                 4,000
      Adam Walsh Act Implementation.............................              2009               such sums                    --                20,000
      National Sex Offender Public Web Site.....................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                 1,000
      NICS Initiative...........................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                55,000
      DNA Initiative
        Post-Conviction DNA Testing Grants......................              2009                   5,000                 5,000                 4,000
      Tribal Assistance.........................................                               various                                          30,000
        Tribal Courts...........................................              2004               such sums                (8,000)                   **
        Alcohol and Substance Abuse.............................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                    **
        Indian Prison Grants....................................              2000                  (2,753)               (5,000)                   **
        Training/TA Civil and Criminal Legal Assistance.........               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                    **
      Second Chance Act/Offender Reentry........................              2010                  55,000               100,000                55,000
      Smart Probation...........................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                (5,000)
      Veterans Treatment Courts.................................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                 4,000
      Missing Alzheimer's Patients Grants.......................              1999                     900                   898                 1,000
      Prescription Drug Monitoring..............................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                 7,000
      Prison Rape Prevention and Prosecution....................              2010                  40,000                15,000                12,500
      Justice Reinvestment Initiative...........................               n/a                     n/a                   n/a                25,000
    Juvenile Justice Programs
      Part B--State Formula Grants..............................              2007               such sums                     #                20,000
      Youth Mentoring Grants....................................              2007               such sums                     #                90,000
      Victims of Child Abuse Programs...........................              2005                   8,481                11,000                19,000
      Missing and Exploited Children Programs...................              2013               such sums                65,742                67,000
Science:
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Science.....................................................              2013               5,509,600             5,047,447             4,781,000
    Aeronautics.................................................              2013                 590,000               559,301               566,000
    Space Technology............................................              2013                 515,000               629,950               576,000
    Exploration.................................................              2013               5,264,000             3,814,041             3,612,000
    Space Operations............................................              2013               4,253,300             3,878,802             3,670,000
    Education...................................................              2013                 145,700               122,654               122,000
    Cross-agency Support........................................              2013               3,276,800             2,770,012             2,711,000
    Construction and Environmental Compliance and Remediation...              2013                 366,900               667,236               525,000
    Office of Inspector General.................................              2013                  38,700                37,287                35,300
  National Science Foundation
    Research and Related Activities.............................              2013               6,637,849             5,870,974             5,676,200
    Major Research Equipment and Facilities Construction........              2013                 236,764               192,488               182,620
    Education and Human Resources...............................              2013               1,041,762               878,799               825,000
    Agency Operations and Award Management......................              2013                 363,670               293,780               294,000
    Office of the National Science Board........................              2013                   4,906                 4,357                 4,100
    Office of Inspector General.................................              2013                  15,049                13,933                13,200
Related Agencies:
  Commission on Civil Rights
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              1995                   9,500                 8,904                 8,763
  International Trade Commission
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2004                  57,240                58,295                79,000
  Legal Services Corporation
    Payment to the Legal Services Corporation...................              1980                 205,000               300,000               300,000
  Marine Mammal Commission
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              1999                   1,750                 1,240                 2,900
  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2004                  33,108                41,552                50,000
  State Justice Institute
    Salaries and Expenses.......................................              2008                   7,000                 3,760                4,799
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* The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authorization Act of 1992 (P.L. 102-567) provides authorizations for general categories of
  activities, rather than specific programs. Since a program may cut across several authorizations, it is impossible to determine the exact amount of
  unauthorized appropriations.
  Authorization covers multiple lines in the NOAA control table.
 This authorization provides for both procurement and operations activities, but does not provide a breakdown for each.
  Authorization does not provide amounts for specific accounts within this agency.
  This was formerly the ``General Administration, Detention Trustee'' account.
? The authorization for this program expired in FY2011. Since the government was funded by a full-year continuing resolution, the Committee did not
  provide a specific appropriation for this program.
# These programs have been combined into the Consolidated Youth-oriented Program.
** The recommendation includes an overall amount for tribal assistance but does not specify amounts for each particular program.
   The authorization for this program expired in FY2007. Since the government was funded by a full-year continuing resolution, the Committee did not
  provide a specific appropriation for this program.

                 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 and outlays provided in the 
bill with the appropriate allocations made under section 302(b) 
of the Budget Act:

 BUDGETARY IMPACT PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC
                                             LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED
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                                                                  302(b) Allocation           This Bill\1\
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Budget                    Budget
                                                               Authority     Outlays     Authority     Outlays
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees
    Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science
        General purpose discretionary.......................       47,396       58,700       47,396       58,700
        Mandatory...........................................          347          337          347          337
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\1\Includes outlays from prior year budget authority.

                      Five-Year Outlay Projections

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(B) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
following table contains five-year outlay projections 
associated with the budget authority provided in the 
accompanying bill, as provided to the Committee by the 
Congressional Budget Office:

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Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2014.............................................          \1\36,695
    2015.............................................             13,006
    2016.............................................              3,272
    2017.............................................             -1,233
    2018 and future years............................              5,660
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior year budget authority.

               Assistance To State and Local Governments

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII and section 
308(a)(1)(C) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the 
Congressional Budget Office has provided the following 
estimates of new budget authority and outlays provided by the 
accompanying bill for financial assistance to State and local 
governments:

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Budget Authority.....................................             -7,646
Outlays..............................................             \1\-13
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\1\Excludes outlays from prior year budget authority.

                          Program Duplication

    Pursuant to section 3(j)(2) of H. Res. 5 (113th Congress), 
no provision of this bill establishes or reauthorizes a program 
of the Federal Government known to be duplicative of another 
Federal program, a program that was included in any report from 
the Government Accountability Office to Congress pursuant to 
section 21 of Public Law 111-139, or a program related to a 
program identified in the most recent Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance.

                          Directed Rule Making

    Pursuant to section 3(k) of H. Res. 5 (113th Congress), the 
bill does not direct any rule making.

      Comparative Statement of New Budget (Obligational) Authority

    The following table provides a detailed summary, for each 
department and agency, comparing the amounts recommended in the 
bill with fiscal year 2013 enacted amounts and budget estimates 
presented for fiscal year 2014: 



              MINORITY VIEWS OF REPRESENTATIVE NITA LOWEY 
                    AND REPRESENTATIVE CHAKA FATTAH

    We commend Chairman Rogers and Chairman Wolf for their 
efforts to assemble portions of this bill in an inclusive 
manner. While not as egregious as some of the other grossly 
underfunded appropriations bills, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 
Commerce, Justice, Science bill makes it more difficult to keep 
our communities safe and erodes our scientific competitiveness.
    On the positive side, in working with Chairman Wolf, we 
have been able to fund the following important priorities:
           Neuroscience: Building on the work of the 
        Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience, the 
        requested increase of $13.9 million is provided in the 
        bill for neuroscience activities at the National 
        Science Foundation (NSF). This will allow NSF to 
        continue its interdisciplinary approach to transforming 
        our understanding of the mechanisms of the brain. The 
        White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 
        (OSTP), which plays a critical oversight and 
        coordination role in Federal neuroscience activities, 
        is also funded in the bill, at $5,453,000.
           Manufacturing: $5 million is provided to the 
        Economic Development Administration (EDA) for loan 
        guarantees to small and medium-sized businesses to help 
        develop innovative new products and new technologies. 
        In addition, funds are provided within NSF to support 
        advanced manufacturing research, to help develop new 
        products based on advanced technologies. Finally, the 
        bill provides $120 million for the Manufacturing 
        Extension Partnership program.
           Youth Mentoring: The bill provides $90 
        million for Youth Mentoring. At a time when we are 
        seeing increases in the number of people in prison, 
        these programs are of vital importance in cutting the 
        costs associated with crime and delinquency. We need to 
        focus our resources on programs like these that provide 
        early intervention to help positively influence the 
        lives of our young people.
           Weather Forecasting: As noted below, full 
        funding is provided both for National Weather Service 
        operating expenses and for procurement of the two 
        largest and most vital future weather satellites.
    At the same time, however, it is simply impossible to 
sufficiently fund Federal, state, and local crime-fighting 
efforts, critical economic development and export expansion 
efforts, and science and manufacturing support within the 
allocation provided.
    We continue to be dismayed by the House Majority's refusal 
to go to conference to forge a bipartisan agreement on the 
budget resolution that addresses sequestration and provides 
workable 302(b) allocations for Appropriations bills. The 
failure of the House Majority's leadership imperils this year's 
appropriations process, making it nearly impossible to move all 
12 bills. Sequestration was intended to be a mechanism for the 
parties to come together to address our long-term fiscal 
challenges. It was never meant to be, in itself, a tool for 
deficit reduction, and it was certainly never meant to be the 
basis for a discretionary spending cap in a budget resolution.
    The fiscal year (FY) 2014 bill approved by the Committee 
provides net budget authority of $47.4 billion, a cut of $2.8 
billion below FY 2013 and $3.8 billion below the request. 
However, after accounting for rescissions and scorekeeping 
adjustments, the bill is a full $4.7 billion below the 
President's request and $4.9 billion below the Senate 
subcommittee allocation. Given the wide array of public needs 
that must be funded in this bill, a higher subcommittee 
allocation is absolutely essential to avoid harming a great 
many critical national efforts.

                         DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

    For the Department of Commerce, the Committee provides $7.5 
billion, a decrease of $198 million below FY 2013 pre-
sequester, and more than $1 billion below the Administration's 
request.
    We reiterate that we are pleased the Committee provides 
full funding both for the operating budget of the National 
Weather Service, as well as for the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s two largest and most 
important weather satellite procurement efforts--the 
Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, R Series 
(GOES-R), and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). The 
nation has seen far too many examples in recent years of the 
danger to human life and the damage to property and public 
infrastructure caused by extreme weather events. It is 
essential for us to provide ample resources for both the 
personnel and technology of the National Weather Service, to 
minimize gaps in weather data and to provide sufficient advance 
warning of dangerous weather events. Chairman Wolf is to be 
commended for his strong commitment to this important 
governmental function.
    At the same time, however, we are disappointed that the 
Committee cuts funding for several important climate science 
efforts of NOAA and its external partners. The Committee 
provides $97 million for NOAA climate research, a cut of $89.9 
million (48%) below FY 2013. Not only are NOAA's climate 
research and data-gathering helpful to individuals, they are 
extremely useful to business and industry we depend on for 
economic growth. For example, the construction sector uses 
NOAA's long-term precipitation data to develop erosion control 
procedures for construction projects, and to design natural gas 
pipeline trenches that will withstand saturated ground 
conditions. Additionally, the energy sector uses climate data 
when planning infrastructure upgrades.
    The Committee completely eliminates funding for several 
upcoming climate satellite programs, including: (1) NASA's 
Landsat, which provides valuable data in support of 
agriculture, forestry, and regional planning, (2) the Jason-3 
satellite, a partnership with Europe designed to provide data 
on sea level variations, and (3) the Polar Free Flyer, designed 
both to make climate measurements and to aid maritime search 
and rescue efforts. The Committee also eliminates funding for 
the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), designed to help 
provide advance warning of dangerous solar storms. Absent 
sufficient warning, these storms can cause significant harm to 
satellite operations, GPS signals, aircraft navigation, and 
electrical power grids. DSCOVR is scheduled to launch in late 
2014 and is urgently needed to replace an aging satellite that 
could become nonfunctional any time now. These are examples of 
what happens when appropriations subcommittees receive 
inadequate 302(b) allocations.
    Additional funding will also be needed for the ocean and 
coastal stewardship programs of NOAA. The Committee provides 
$400.9 million for the National Ocean Service, a cut of $91.3 
million below FY 2013 and $102.4 million below the request. The 
Coastal Zone Management grants program is just one of many 
individual programs facing cuts, as it receives just $40 
million, a cut of $25 million below FY 13 and $31.1 million 
below the President's request. This cut will make it more 
difficult for communities to prepare for, mitigate, and recover 
from storms, leaving our shorelines and coasts more at risk.
    The Census Bureau is funded at $844.7 million, a reduction 
of $44.5 million below FY 2013 and $137.7 million below the 
request. Within the total, the Committee provides $390.9 
million for 2020 Census preparation, a reduction of $95.7 
million (20%) below the request, which threatens research 
efforts that would allow the 2020 Census to be conducted at a 
lower cost.
    We are pleased, however, that $5 million is provided for 
EDA's loan guarantee program for innovative technologies in 
manufacturing. The bill also provides $5 million to continue a 
grant program to relocate jobs back to the United States that 
have previously been placed outside the United States.
    However, much more funding will be needed for overall 
economic development and export expansion efforts of the 
Commerce Department, to help create jobs and strengthen the 
middle class. EDA program grants are essentially level-funded, 
at $184.5 million, while the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program 
receives $120 million, a cut of $6.1 million below FY 2013 and 
$33.1 million below the request. Zero funding is provided for 
the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia program, which 
helps industry identify long-term manufacturing needs. The 
International Trade Administration is funded at $451 million, a 
cut of $22.7 million below FY 2013, which will likely cause 
further attrition losses of both commercial service officers at 
U.S. embassies overseas as well as export assistance staff 
based in the U.S. All of these personnel help to create jobs 
here at home by working with American companies to increase 
their exports. The Committee also cuts funding for the Minority 
Business Development Agency by $1.2 million, or 4.1%, below FY 
2013. At a time when the unemployment rate remains stubbornly 
high, at 7.6%, we need to invest more federal resources in the 
work of these agencies, all of whom have a proven track record 
of helping to create jobs, but the subcommittee's woefully 
inadequate allocation is preventing that from happening.

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    For the Department of Justice (DOJ), the bill provides 
$26.7 billion, a decrease of $722 million below FY 2013 pre-
sequester, and $1.77 billion below the request. DOJ is ill-
positioned to absorb this additional financial hardship. 
Already, due to sequestration, the Department has been unable 
to keep up with attrition and is estimated to shed more than 
1,500 staff during FY 2013, including more than 600 agents and 
150 attorneys. As a result of these personnel losses, DOJ has 
fewer staff to conduct investigations, litigate cases, and 
investigate drug trafficking organizations.
    The Committee unfortunately continues the pattern of 
underfunding these important activities by providing less than 
requested for legal and law enforcement components. With the 
exception of small increases for the Bureau of Alcohol, 
Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the National Security 
Division (NSD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 
the funding levels provided are even below FY 2013 levels.
    Estimates show the Administration's budget request would 
have funded an array of additional work when compared to FY 
2013, including:
      3,000 additional violent fugitive apprehensions 
by the United States Marshals Service;
      More than 1,500 additional FBI investigations;
      60 additional criminal organizations disrupted or 
dismantled by the Drug Enforcement Agency;
      More than 200 additional ATF cases brought for 
prosecution;
      More than 18,000 additional immigration matters 
completed by the Executive Office of Immigration Review; and
      Nearly 10,025 additional matters handled by the 
NSD.
    The bill provides $6.58 billion for the salaries and 
expenses of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a decrease of 
$112 million below FY 2013 and $251 million below the request. 
At this level of funding, BOP will be forced to make the 
difficult choice between maintaining staffing levels required 
for the safety of correctional workers and inmates and 
activating additional facilities to add much needed capacity.
    There is no doubt that we are in need of reforms in our 
prison system. We are pleased that the Committee includes $1 
million to establish a prison task force. The Colson task 
force, named after the late Charles ``Chuck'' Colson, will make 
recommendations for data-driven strategies that would improve 
safety, alleviate overcrowding, examine rehabilitation and 
employment programs, and look at reentry and recidivism 
programs. We support these efforts and look forward to 
reviewing the findings and recommendations of the Colson task 
force.
    We are pleased that many important grant programs are 
protected through level funding or increases, including Office 
on Violence Against Women grant programs, Crime Victims Fund 
programs, the Byrne-JAG formula grant program, the Victims of 
Trafficking program, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, and 
the Youth Mentoring program.
    We strongly support the important resources provided by the 
bill to combat gun violence. For grants to improve the 
submission of records to the National Instant Criminal 
Background Check system, the bill provides $55 million as 
requested by the President, an increase of $37.4 million.
    In addition, the bill provides $75 million for the 
Comprehensive School Safety Initiative, a new grant program 
proposed in the President's budget that would provide funding 
for schools to implement evidence-based approaches to improving 
school safety.
    However, State and Local grant programs at DOJ overall are 
cut by $352.3 million below FY 2013, even as state and local 
budgets continue to struggle. Several important grant programs 
are eliminated entirely, including Byrne Incentive Grants, the 
Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program, the Children Exposed 
to Violence Initiative, and the State and Local Help Desk and 
Diagnostic Center. Juvenile Justice programs overall are hit 
particularly hard, including the elimination of the Community-
Based Violence Initiative, the National Forum on Youth 
Violence, the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant program, the 
Local Delinquency Prevention Incentive Grant program, and the 
Training for Judicial Personnel program.
    The most egregious of these eliminations is the termination 
of the COPS Hiring program. This amounts to a reduction of 
$217.9 million in funding below the 2013 enacted level and 
$439.5 million less than the President's request. Had it been 
funded at the request, it would provide funding for the hiring 
of approximately 1,400 new officers.
    The final FY 2014 CJS Appropriations Act must reverse these 
harmful cuts and program eliminations that threaten public 
safety.

                                SCIENCE

    As noted above, the bill provides $5,453,000 for OSTP, a 
decrease of $287,000 below the FY 2013 pre-sequester level, and 
$205,000 below the request. OSTP plays a critical oversight and 
coordination function for science and technology activities 
across the executive branch, including an initiative begun at 
the request of this subcommittee to better coordinate and 
strengthen neuroscience research. We are at the cusp of 
significant breakthroughs related to the treatment of brain 
injuries, cognitive developmental disorders, and 
neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's 
that will have tremendous implications for the mental health of 
the American people and the cost of health care.
    The bill provides $6.995 billion for NSF, $195.5 million 
below the FY 2013 level and $630 million below the request. 
This cut comes at a time when maintaining the United States' 
competitive edge in science and technology is more important 
than ever.
    For NSF's Research and Related Activities account, the bill 
provides $5.7 million, $195 million less than FY 2013 and $536 
million less than the request. Compared to the budget request, 
nearly 1,800 fewer competitive awards would be funded, 
impacting nearly 20,000 researchers, teachers, students, and 
technicians. The bill provides $825 million for NSF's Education 
and Human Resources account, a cut of $53.8 million below FY 
2013 and $55 million below the request. This cut would result 
in nearly 90 fewer awards compared to the budget request, 
impacting more than 1,600 researchers, teachers, and students.
    As noted earlier, Chairman Wolf is to be commended for 
making neuroscience funding a priority in the bill. Building on 
the work of the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience, this 
increase will allow NSF to continue its interdisciplinary 
approach to transforming our understanding of the mechanisms of 
the brain. In addition, we are pleased that the bill provides 
resources to increase access to STEM fields for 
underrepresented populations. Despite the funding of these 
important activities, we should be making much more of an 
investment in NSF overall than the allocation allows.
    The bill provides a total of $16.6 billion for the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a cut of $928.4 
million below FY 2013 and $1.1 billion below the President's 
request. Within this amount, several valuable efforts are 
funded at decent levels, such as aeronautics research, which is 
fully funded at the President's request of $566 million, $6.7 
million above FY 2013. The Minority University Research and 
Education program is funded at $30 million, $600,000 above FY 
2013. In addition, we appreciate the increase above the 
President's request for NASA's Planetary Science efforts, 
particularly for the Mars 2020 rover and for a future probe of 
the Jupiter moon Europa. This funding will help ensure the 
United States maintains its international leadership in solar 
system exploration.
    At the same time, the Committee includes some very 
significant NASA program reductions that will need to be 
reversed as this process moves forward. While the NASA 
Education account receives $122 million, NASA education and 
public outreach activities overall are significantly reduced, 
as is funding for Space Technology, which receives $576 
million, a reduction of $54 million below FY 2013 and $166.6 
million below the President's request. In addition, the overall 
NASA Science account receives $4.8 billion, a cut of $266.4 
million below FY 2013 and $236.8 million below the President's 
request. The Science account includes a reduction of $74.2 
million below the President's request for development of the 
James Webb Space Telescope, which will likely cause further 
launch delays and ultimately increase the total life cycle cost 
of this program.
    NASA's Commercial Crew Development program, designed to 
help enable American aerospace companies to transport 
astronauts to the International Space Station, receives $500 
million, $15.1 million below FY 2013 and a full $321.4 million 
below the President's request. The NASA Administrator recently 
reemphasized the importance of receiving the full 
Administration request for this program, both to ensure 
competition among multiple American companies and to help end 
our reliance on Russia for transporting American astronauts 
into space.

                            RELATED AGENCIES

    The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) takes a 
disproportionately large hit to its funding with a cut of $58 
million, or 16 percent, when it should have received an 
increase.
    From 2010 to 2012, misguided cuts to the LSC have resulted 
in the termination of 1,031 full-time staff, including 406 
attorney positions. In addition, grantees have been forced to 
close 30 offices. This meant that 122,000 fewer cases were 
closed and 334,000 fewer people were served.
    At the misguided funding level in the House bill, local 
legal services programs could be forced to close approximately 
19 offices and layoff an estimated 619 staff, including 251 
full-time attorneys. These staffing losses could potentially 
result in an estimated 75,000 fewer cases handled--meaning that 
206,000 fewer impoverished Americans would be served. This 
includes cases involving returning veterans seeking benefits, 
elderly victims of foreclosure, and women seeking safety for 
themselves and their children from domestic violence.
    The President recognized the need for additional funding by 
recommending $430 million for the LSC. We are hopeful that we 
can reach an agreement at the end of this process that allows 
for this level of funding.
    The bill provides $355 million for the Equal Employment 
Opportunity Commission, a decrease of $8 million below the FY 
2013 level and $17.9 million below the amount requested.

                          COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS

    Although the Chairman's mark was free of any new 
controversial riders, several new amendments were adopted 
during Committee consideration of the bill that we find 
troubling.
    First, the Committee adopted an amendment that would 
prevent the enforcement of an existing requirement that Federal 
firearms licensees (FFLs) in four southwest Border States 
report to the National Tracing Center on the sale of certain 
kinds of rifles favored by the Mexican drug cartels. This 
reporting requirement is narrow and targeted, applying only to 
the four border states (Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and 
California), and only when a dealer sells two or more 
qualifying long guns to a single individual within five 
business days. Qualifying guns are rifles that (1) are semi-
automatic; (2) are greater than .22 caliber; and (3) can hold a 
detachable magazine. It does not apply to shotguns or the vast 
majority of rifles regularly used for hunting or sporting 
purposes.
    This reporting requirement is identical to one that has 
existed for decades for handguns, and in no way does it hinder 
the ability of any law-abiding person to purchase as many 
rifles as they desire. It is not an undue burden on FFLs, with 
the time to complete a multiple sales form estimated at 12 
minutes and an estimated annual cost in employee time of only 
$16.
    This very limited reporting requirement has proven to be an 
important tool for Federal law enforcement in the effort to 
uncover illegal trafficking operations intended to supply semi-
automatic weapons to the violent drug gangs across the border. 
According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and 
Explosives (ATF), these multiple sales reports have thus far 
led to more than 200 defendants recommended for prosecution, 
including both alleged straw purchasers and others further up 
the firearms trafficking chain. Also according to ATF, the 
reporting requirement is forcing firearms traffickers to change 
tactics, making straw purchases more difficult and serving as a 
deterrent for many people who might have engaged in straw 
purchasing in the past.
    This is not about gun control or compiling a registry of 
long gun owners. Information that does not become part of a 
trafficking investigation is purged from ATF records within two 
years. This is a law enforcement response to the evidence from 
successful tracings of weapons recovered in Mexico. Recent 
tracings show that a large number of these weapons were first 
sold by licensed gun dealers in California, Arizona, New 
Mexico, or Texas.
    Just this month, a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of 
Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed an earlier court finding 
that Federal law ``unambiguously authorizes'' this reporting 
requirement. This Committee simply has no business in tying the 
hands of law enforcement agencies as they attempt to carry out 
Federal law.
    We are disappointed that the Committee did not adopt the 
Lowey-Price amendment to allow the Department of Justice to 
block the sales of firearms to persons known or suspected to be 
engaged in conduct related to terrorism. Currently, Federal law 
prohibits nine categories of dangerous people from purchasing 
or owning firearms. However, Federal law does not allow the 
Attorney General the discretion to block a firearm purchase to 
an individual on a terror watch list. There have been 
consequences. On November 5, 2009, 13 people were shot and 
killed and 30 others wounded by Major Nidal Hasan, who was able 
to pass a background check and buy a handgun even though he was 
under investigation by the FBI for links to terrorism. We 
believe that allowing the Attorney General the discretion to 
block these purchases is a common sense approach that should be 
widely supported.
    We are concerned by the adoption of two riders involving 
immigration. The first, which would seek to prohibit so-called 
sanctuary cities from receiving funding from the State Criminal 
Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), merely restates current law. 
The second rider prohibits DOJ from challenging states' 
immigration laws. Prohibiting constitutional challenges to 
state laws that infringe on voting rights for any reason, much 
less for political reasons, is a dangerous precedent to set.
    An amendment was adopted that would prohibit the use of 
funds to implement, administer, or enforce final regulations on 
`Disparate Impact and Reasonable Factors Other Than Age Under 
the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,' published by the 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in the Federal 
Register on March 30, 2012. The EEOC regulation this amendment 
would negate is a response to a Supreme Court ruling against an 
earlier, stricter EEOC standard. The regulation requires that 
business be prepared to show that their practices are based on 
a reasonable factor other than age, which means that they are 
reasonably designed and administered to achieve a legitimate 
business purpose, while taking into account potential harm to 
older workers.

                               CONCLUSION

    We commend the Chairman's work; however, the allocation for 
this bill is insufficient. It is our firm hope that the 
Committee will be provided a workable path forward for the FY14 
Appropriations bills. We look forward to the day we return 
allocations to acceptable levels, and we remain committed to 
working constructively with the Chairman on this bill.
                                   Nita M. Lowey.
                                   Chaka Fattah.