H. Rept. 113-172 - 113th Congress (2013-2014)
July 23, 2013, As Reported by the Appropriations Committee

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House Report 113-172 - FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2014




[House Report 113-172]
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113th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    113-172

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  FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT 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

                                _______
                                

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

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                            DISSENTING VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2786]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for financial services and general government 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Title I--Department of the Treasury........................     2
                                                                      7
Title II--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
    Appropriated to the President..........................    24
                                                                     23
Title III--The Judiciary...................................    38
                                                                     33
Title IV--District of Columbia.............................    47
                                                                     39
Title V--Independent Agencies..............................    57
                                                                     44
Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection....................    57
                                                                     44
Consumer Product Safety Commission.........................    59
                                                                     45
Election Assistance Commission.............................
                                                                     46
Federal Communications Commission..........................    60
                                                                     47
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation......................    61
                                                                     50
Federal Election Commission................................    61
                                                                     50
Federal Labor Relations Authority..........................    61
                                                                     50
Federal Trade Commission...................................    62
                                                                     51
General Services Administration............................    64
                                                                     51
Merit Systems Protection Board.............................    80
                                                                     63
National Archives and Records Administration...............    81
                                                                     63
National Credit Union Administration.......................    82
                                                                     65
Office of Government Ethics................................    82
                                                                     65
Office of Personnel Management.............................    83
                                                                     66
Office of Special Counsel..................................    85
                                                                     67
Postal Regulatory Commission...............................    86
                                                                     68
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board................    86
                                                                     68
Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.............    87
                                                                     69
Securities and Exchange Commission.........................    87
                                                                     69
Selective Service System...................................    89
                                                                     72
Small Business Administration..............................    90
                                                                     73
United States Postal Service...............................    94
                                                                     77
United States Tax Court....................................    95
                                                                     78
Title VI--General Provisions--This Act.....................    95
                                                                     78
Title VII--General Provisions--Government-wide: 
    Departments, Agencies, and Corporations................   112
                                                                     82
Title VIII--General Provisions--District of Columbia.......   135
                                                                     84
Title IX--Additional General Provisions--Spending Reduction 
    Account................................................   142
                                                                     86
House of Representatives Reporting Requirements............
                                                                     86
Dissenting Views...........................................
                                                                    146

                         Highlights of the Bill

    The Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee 
has jurisdiction over a diverse group of agencies responsible 
for regulating the financial and telecommunications industries; 
collecting taxes and providing taxpayer assistance; supporting 
the operations of the White House, the Federal Judiciary, and 
the District of Columbia; managing Federal buildings; and 
overseeing the Federal workforce. The activities of these 
agencies impact nearly every American and are integral to the 
operations of our government.
    However, with the Federal debt approaching $17 trillion, 
the Subcommittee is committed to reducing the cost and size of 
government. The bill provides a total of $16,966,000,000 in 
discretionary budget authority for fiscal year 2014 which is 
$4,282,000,000 or 20 percent below the fiscal year 2013 level 
(defined as the amount provided within Public Law 113-6 and 
excluding emergency funding, disaster relief adjustments, 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 bill is $7,045,380,000 or 29 percent below the 
Administration's request.

                         TOTAL BUDGET AUTHORITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                  FY 2013      FY 2014        FY 2014
        ($ in millions)           Enacted      Request    Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary.................       21,248       24,011          16,966
Mandatory.....................       21,251       21,229          21,229
------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Small Business and Job Creation Activities

    The bill makes programs that support small businesses and 
assist in private sector job creation a priority. The bill 
provides $263,160,000 for SBA's business loan program to 
provide $17,500,000,000 in 7(a) lending and $7,500,000,000 in 
504 lending. The bill also provides $112,500,000 for Small 
Business Development Centers and $221,000,000 for Treasury's 
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund program. In 
addition, the bill requires certain regulatory agencies to 
report to the Committee on their efforts to eliminate 
duplicative, outdated and burdensome regulations.

              Law Enforcement and Intelligence Activities

    The bill provides $6,542,832,000 in discretionary funds for 
the operations of the Federal Judiciary to fulfill their 
statutory requirements to process criminal, civil, bankruptcy 
and appellate cases; to supervise defendants and offenders 
living in our communities; and provide defendant representation 
to those that cannot afford it.
    The bill continues to make combating illegal drugs a 
priority by providing $238,522,000 for High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas and $88,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities 
program.
    For the District of Columbia, the bill provides sufficient 
funds for operations of the District of Columbia Courts and 
supervision of offenders and defendants. These amounts are 
offset by reductions in other Federal payments to the District 
of Columbia.
    For Treasury's financial intelligence activities, the bill 
provides $105,000,000 for the Office of Terrorism and Financial 
Intelligence to enhance their capabilities to combat drug 
lords, terrorists, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, 
rogue nations and other threats. In addition, the bill provides 
$110,788,000 for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to 
support the financial intelligence requirements of law 
enforcement and intelligence agencies.

                  Program Reductions and Terminations

    In order to pay for the priorities described above while 
reducing overall spending, the Committee has reduced the 
operating expenses for many agencies below the fiscal year 2013 
level (defined as the amount provided within Public Law 113-6 
and excluding emergency funding, disaster relief adjustments, 
the 251A sequester, and any other adjustments imposed by the 
Office of Management and Budget pursuant to section 3004 of 
Public Law 113-6) including: Department of Treasury--
Departmental Offices, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau, the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, the Internal Revenue 
Service, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, 
the Federal Judicial Center, the United States Sentencing 
Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Federal 
Communications Commission, the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, the Federal Trade Commission, the General Services 
Administration, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the 
National Archives and Records Administration, the Postal 
Regulatory Commission, the Selective Service System, and all of 
the salaries and expenses accounts within the Executive Office 
of the President.
    In addition, the bill eliminates funding for several 
programs including: Unanticipated Needs-Executive Office of the 
President, a Federal payment for the District of Columbia Water 
and Sewer Authority, the Administrative Conference of the 
United States, the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, 
the Election Assistance Commission, Allowances for Former 
Presidents, the Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation, the 
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, and the Public 
Company and Accounting Oversight Board's scholarship program.
    An indecent amount of spending on training, travel, and 
employee awards occurred during fiscal year 2010 when agencies 
such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the General 
Services Administration (GSA) received a record high of 
appropriated funds following on the heels of the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Similar to the curse of winning 
the lottery, agency staff celebrated their good fortune with 
ceremonies, food, travel, and presidential suites instead of 
extending better service to American taxpayers, who were 
struggling with elevated unemployment levels. Both IRS and GSA 
say they have changed their ways and point to numerous reforms 
that they have implemented. It is no coincidence, however, that 
these reforms coincide with the discretionary spending 
reductions enacted over the previous three fiscal years. The 
bill reduces overall agency funding, specifically limits the 
use of IRS funds for conferences until the TIGTA's conference 
recommendations are implemented, and requires all IGs funded in 
the bill to do a review of agency conference spending.

                        Internal Revenue Service

    The Committee is disquieted by IRS' wasteful spending in 
fiscal year 2010 and inappropriate singling out of certain tax-
exempt groups based on their political beliefs. The IRS' 
troubles are neither superficial nor simple. The Committee has 
taken steps to begin reforming the agency by reducing the IRS' 
appropriation by 24 percent compared to the fiscal year 2013 
continuing resolution level, which is $3.9 billion, or 30 
percent, below the budget request. In addition, the bill 
includes the following terms and conditions:
    
 Withholds 10 percent of the IRS' already reduced 
enforcement appropriation until all of the recommendations 
contained the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration's (TIGTA) report on inappropriate criteria being 
used to identify tax-exempt applications for review are fully 
implemented.
    
 Prohibits funds for conferences until all of 
TIGTA's recommendations regarding conferences are implemented.
    
 Prohibits funds for employee bonuses and awards 
until the IRS, with the assistance of the Office of Personnel 
Management, have determined the IRS' employee recognition 
programs actually improve employee performance and 
productivity.
    
 Requires extensive reporting on IRS spending.
    
 Prohibits funds for the production of videos that 
have not been reviewed for cost, topic, tone, and purpose and 
certified to be appropriate.
    
 Provides TIGTA with $5,462,000 above the budget 
request to enhance its audit and investigative oversight of the 
IRS.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the IRS' role 
in implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the individual 
mandate in particular. At a time when the IRS has demonstrated 
little ability to self-police or self-correct, the IRS is on 
the precipice having even more authority over policing 
Americans' health coverage. The Committee finds this expansion 
of IRS authority to be unacceptable and, therefore, prohibits 
funding to implement the individual mandate and prohibits 
transfers from the Department of Health and Human Services to 
fund the IRS' implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

                    General Services Administration

    In order to prevent the appalling activities that 
culminated in the General Services Administration's (GSA) 
Public Buildings Service 2010 Western Regions Conference and 
promote improved management in the GSA's facilities portfolio, 
the bill:
    
 Prohibits GSA from spending $2.4 billion of funds 
estimated to be collected in the Federal Buildings Fund.
    
 Restructures GSA appropriation accounts to 
separate the cost of administrative expenses from program 
activities.
    
 Reduces obligations in the Federal Buildings Fund 
for administrative expenses by 15 percent compared to the 
request.
    
 Requires GSA to provide quarterly reports on its 
property portfolio and space utilitization.
    
 Provides funding to consolidate underutilized 
Federal facilities when the project will reduce future costs to 
tenant agencies.
    
 Prohibits funds for awards and bonuses until a 
comprehensive review of GSA's employee recognition programs is 
complemented.
    
 Requires reporting on employee training 
activities.
    
 Requires reporting on the use of the Working 
Capital Fund and limits spending from the Fund.
    
 Increases funding for the GSA Inspector General by 
$5,092,000 above the request.

          Additional Transparency and Accountability Measures

    
 Makes the Office of Financial Research (OFR) and 
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) subject to the 
appropriations process next year.
    
 Requires additional reporting on mandatory 
expenses from OFR, CFPB, the Office of Financial Stability and 
the Judgment Fund.
    
 Includes a bill-wide prohibition on travel, 
conferences and employee awards that are not in compliance with 
laws and regulations.
    
 Requires agency Inspectors General to report 
whether agencies funded in the bill have appropriate procedures 
in place to ensure compliance with laws and regulations on 
travel, conferences, and awards.
    
 Increases funds above the request by $7,500,000 
for the Recovery and Accountability Oversight Board to continue 
oversight of stimulus and Hurricane Sandy spending, and develop 
tools that can be used government-wide to detect and prevent 
waste and fraud.
    
 Fully funds the request for the Privacy and Civil 
Liberties Oversight Board.

              Operating Plan and Reprogramming Procedures

    The Committee will continue to evaluate reprogrammings 
proposed by agencies. Although reprogrammings may not change 
either the total amount available in an account or the purposes 
for which the appropriation is legally available, they 
represent a significant departure from budget plans presented 
to the Committee in an agency's budget justification and 
supporting documents, which are the basis of this 
appropriations Act. The Committee expects agencies' 
reprogramming requests to explain thoroughly the reasons for 
the reprogramming and to include an assessment of whether the 
reprogramming will affect budget requirements for the 
subsequent fiscal year.
    Section 608 of this Act requires agencies or entities 
funded by the Act to notify the Committee and obtain prior 
approval from the Committee for any reprogramming of funds 
that: (1) creates a new program; (2) eliminates a program, 
project, or activity; (3) increases funds or personnel for any 
program, project, or activity for which funds have been denied 
or restricted by the Congress; (4) proposes to use funds 
directed for a specific activity by either the House or Senate 
Committees on Appropriations for a different purpose; (5) 
augments existing programs, projects, or activities in excess 
of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; (6) reduces 
existing programs, projects, or activities by $5,000,000 or 10 
percent, whichever is less; or (7) creates or reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities.
    Additionally, the Committee expects to be promptly notified 
of all reprogramming actions which involve less than the above-
mentioned amounts if such actions would have the effect of 
significantly changing an agency's funding requirements in 
future years, or if programs or projects specifically cited in 
the Committee's reports are affected by the reprogramming. 
Reprogrammings meeting these criteria must be approved by the 
Committee regardless of the amount proposed to be reallocated.
    Section 608 also requires agencies to consult with the 
Committees on Appropriations prior to any significant 
reorganization or restructuring of offices, programs, or 
activities. This provision applies regardless of whether the 
reorganization or restructuring involves a reprogramming of 
funds. Agencies are encouraged to consult with the Committees 
early in the process so that any questions or concerns the 
Committees may have can be addressed in a timely manner.
    Agencies are directed under section 608 to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's 
enactment. Each operating plan should include: (1) a table for 
each appropriation with a separate column to display the 
President's budget request, adjustments made by Congress, 
adjustments due to enacted rescissions, if appropriate, and the 
fiscal year enacted level; (2) a delineation in the table for 
each appropriation both by object class and program, project, 
and activity as detailed in the budget appendix for the 
respective appropriation; and (3) an identification of items of 
special congressional interest.

                  TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY


                          Departmental Offices


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*.....................       $308,388,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014.....................        311,775,000
Recommended in the bill..............................        182,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013..................       -126,388,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014.................      -129,775,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Departmental Offices' function in the Treasury 
Department is to support the Secretary of the Treasury in his 
capacity as the chief operating executive of the Department and 
in his role in determining the tax, economic, and financial 
management policies of the Federal government. The Secretary's 
responsibilities funded by the Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation include: recommending and implementing domestic 
and international economic and tax policy; providing 
recommendations regarding fiscal policy; governing the fiscal 
operations of the government; managing the public debt; 
managing development of financial policy; representing the U.S. 
on international monetary, trade and investment issues; 
overseeing Treasury Department overseas operations; directing 
the administrative operations of the Treasury Department; and 
providing executive oversight of the bureaus within the 
Treasury Department.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $182,000,000 
for Departmental Offices, Salaries and Expenses, which is 
$129,775,000 less than the request. The recommendation fully 
funds the administrative expenses of implementing the Resources 
and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism Opportunities, and 
Revived Economy of the Gulf Coast Act (RESTORE Act).
    Beginning fiscal year 2014, the Committee provides the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) with an 
appropriation separate from the ``Departmental Offices, 
Salaries and Expenses'' account. The scope and intensity of 
TFI's work has grown recently through the enactment of 
legislation and the adoption of executive orders, especially 
with regards to Iran, and merits its own appropriations to 
ensure the relentless and aggressive enforcement of sanctions 
against not only Iran, but also Hizballah, drug cartels, Syria, 
Al-Qa'ida, North Korea, and other threats to national security.
    Operating Plan.--The Committee requires an operating plan 
for the fiscal year 2014 resources provided to the Department, 
including all offices and bureaus, no later than 30 days after 
enactment of this Act. The plan must include information on 
program changes and major procurements at the Department.
    Economic Warfare and Financial Terrorism.--The Committee is 
disappointed by the Department's failure to provide a report on 
economic warfare and financial terrorism to Congress as 
required by the 2012 conference report. Treating Congressional 
requests with indifference and disregard is contrary to the 
cooperation and partnership that the Administration is seeking 
with Congress. The Committee again directs the Secretary to 
submit this report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate, the House Committee on Financial Services, 
and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
Affairs, not more than 90 days after enactment of this Act. The 
Secretary shall consider what vulnerabilities currently exist 
and potentially may arise in the future. In preparing the 
report, the Secretary shall consult with appropriate agencies, 
departments, bureaus and commissions that have expertise in 
terrorism and complex financial instruments. The report may be 
submitted in classified and unclassified forms.
    Automated Clearing House Fraud and Theft.--The Committee 
encourages Treasury to work with bank regulators to examine 
instances of electronic fraud and theft from hacking into the 
online banking accounts of commercial account holders in order 
to develop a set of best practices for regulated entities to 
notify commercial customers when their accounts have been 
compromised.
    Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.--The 
Committee is concerned about the ramifications of the Shuanghui 
International Holdings Ltd. potential acquisition of Smithfield 
Foods. The Committee believes that technology transfer, food 
safety, and food security issues are concerns that should be 
considered in any Committee on Foreign Investment in the United 
States (CFIUS) review of the acquisition. The Committee expects 
the Secretary of the Treasury, in conjunction with other 
relevant Federal agency heads, to consider the impact the 
acquisition will have on the short- and long-term ability of 
the United States to protect intellectual property rights, as 
well as the safety and security of the U.S. food supply system 
during the CFIUS review of the Shuanghui International Holdings 
Ltd. proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods and to provide a 
detailed briefing to Congress about its findings.
    Improper Payments.--The Committee is dismayed that over the 
past decade the IRS has made more $100 billion in Earned Income 
Tax Credit (EITC) improper payments, which is over 20 percent 
of the program, or approximately $10 billion in payments, 
annually. EITC is an important program that helps many working 
families. However, taxpayers should not have to tolerate more 
than one-fifth of the payments being made in error. The 
Committee is disappointed that current and former 
Administrations have not done more to address the unacceptable 
improper payment rate for this program. The Committee 
understands that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration found that the IRS does not even have improper 
payment targets as required by the Improper Payments 
Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010. The Committee directs the 
Department, including the Office of Tax Policy and the Bureau 
of the Fiscal Service, to work with IRS to develop improper 
payment elimination targets and improve the execution of the 
program. The Committee directs the Department to submit 
quarterly reports to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate that set EITC improper payment targets and 
describe the Administration's efforts to reduce these improper 
payments and achieve savings.
    Detailees.--The Committee has observed the Department's use 
of both reimbursable and non-reimbursable detailees. A detail 
is a temporary assignment of an employee to another position, 
within or outside the Department, for a specified time period. 
At the end of the assignment, the employee is expected to 
return to his or her official position. During the detail, the 
employee's salary and benefits are paid by either their 
official employer (non-reimbursable) or by their temporary 
employer (reimbursable).
    The Committee reminds the Department that agencies may not 
use non-reimbursable detailees to augment its appropriations 
and that appropriated funds may only be used for the purpose 
for which they were appropriated. The Committee further reminds 
the Department that it is inappropriate to use reimbursable 
detailees to avoid Congressional controls and limitations, such 
as section 608, especially with regards to creating, 
reorganizing, or moving offices or programs.

             OFFICE OF TERRORISM AND FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................             - - -
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................             - - -
Recommended in the bill...............................      $105,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      +105,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     +105,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Economic and trade sanctions issued and enforced by the 
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence's (TFI) Office 
of Foreign Assets Control protect the financial system from 
being polluted with criminal and illicit activities and 
counteract national security threats from drug lords, 
terrorists, weapons of mass destruction proliferators, and 
rogue nations, among others. In addition to the enforcement of 
sanctions, TFI also produces vital analysis with regards to 
foreign intelligence and counterintelligence across all 
elements of the national security community.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $105,000,000 
to carry out TFI's role in detecting and defeating security 
threats and separates its appropriation from the ``Departmental 
Offices'' account, where it was previously funded. The 
recommended level is $7,262,000 above the amount provided for 
these activities within ``Departmental Offices, Salaries and 
Expenses'' in the fiscal year 2014 request.
    Iran Sanctions Act.--The Committee directs the Department 
of the Treasury to post online and disseminate publicly those 
companies that are not compliant with the Iran Sanctions Act as 
well as any foreign entities doing business with the Iran 
Revolutionary Guard Corps. No issue is of greater concern or 
urgency than preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $29,641,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        31,351,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        31,351,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +1,710,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides agency-wide 
audit and investigative functions to identify and correct 
operational and administrative deficiencies that create 
conditions for fraud, waste, and mismanagement. The audit 
function provides contract, program, and financial statement 
audit services. Contract audits provide professional advice to 
agency contracting officials on accounting and financial 
matters relative to negotiation, award, administration, 
repricing, and settlement of contracts. Program audits review 
and evaluate all facets of agency operations. Financial 
statement audits assess whether financial statements fairly 
present the agency's financial condition and results of 
operations, the adequacy of accounting controls, and compliance 
with laws and regulations. The investigative function provides 
for the detection and investigation of improper and illegal 
activities involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $31,351,000 
for the OIG, which is the same as the request. The 
recommendation fully funds the cost of overseeing the 
Department's Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourism 
Opportunities, and Revived Economy of the Gulf Coast Act 
(RESTORE Act) activities.
    Separation of Funds and Activities.--The Committee directs 
the OIG to report not later than 90 days after enactment of 
this Act on the separation of funds and activities between 
mandatory-funded offices, such as the Office of Financial 
Research and the Office of Financial Stability, and 
discretionary-funded offices that carry out related or 
overlapping work, such as the Office of Domestic Finance or 
Office of Economic Policy.

           TREASURY INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR TAX ADMINISTRATION

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $151,696,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       149,538,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       155,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +3,304,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +5,462,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration (TIGTA) conducts audits, investigations, and 
evaluations to assess the operations and programs of the IRS 
and its related entities, the IRS Oversight Board, and the 
Office of Chief Counsel. The purpose of those audits and 
investigations is as follows: (1) to promote the economic, 
efficient, and effective administration of the Nation's tax 
laws and to detect and deter fraud and abuse in IRS programs 
and operations; and (2) to recommend actions to resolve fraud 
and other serious problems, abuses, and deficiencies in these 
programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $155,000,000 
for TIGTA, which is $5,462,000 more than the request. The 
Committee appreciates the many issues that TIGTA has brought to 
its attention and provides funding above the request to enhance 
TIGTA's oversight of IRS activities and use of appropriated 
funds.
    Identity Theft.--The Committee supports TIGTA's on-going 
work related to identity theft and commitment to monitor the 
issue until IRS significantly reduces the incidence of tax 
fraud through identity theft and significantly improves the 
quality of assistance it provides to victims of identity theft.
    Return-On-Investment.--The Committee directs TIGTA to 
report not later than 90 days after enactment of this Act on 
the extent to which revenue estimated to be collected from 
enforcement initiatives is actually collected. Every year the 
IRS proposes enforcement initiatives and estimates the revenue 
to be collected from those specific initiatives. IRS divides 
the total estimated revenue by the total cost of initiatives to 
calculate a ratio, or return-on-investment (ROI), to justify 
the cost of the initiatives. The IRS has a mature methodology 
for estimating the revenue, but what is less well understood is 
whether the specific initiatives proposed in a specific budget 
perform as estimated.
    Threats.--TIGTA is responsible for, among other things, not 
only investigating IRS employee misconduct, but also protecting 
IRS employees against threats. However impatient or exasperated 
taxpayers become with the IRS, threatening IRS employees with 
violence is both uncalled for and illegal. The Committee 
supports TIGTA's investigation into threats and, if warranted, 
criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.

    SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TROUBLED ASSET RELIEF PROGRAM

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $41,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        34,923,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        34,923,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -6,877,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of the Special Inspector General for the 
Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) was established in the 
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-
343). Its mission is to conduct, supervise, and coordinate 
audits and investigations of the purchase, management, and sale 
of assets by the Secretary of the Treasury under programs 
established pursuant to the Troubled Asset Relief Program 
(TARP).

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $34,923,000 
for operating expenses of the SIGTARP, which is $6,877,000 less 
than fiscal year 2013 and the same as the request.
    SIGTARP's operating expenses were initially funded with 
mandatory appropriations in the TARP. These funds, however, 
were provided in a limited amount. As such, every year the 
amount of remaining mandatory funds has been decreasing over 
time. In order to continue vigorous oversight of the 
outstanding TARP amounts, additional discretionary 
appropriations are provided. As TARP winds down, the Committee 
expects the request for discretionary appropriations in this 
account to also wind down in future years.
    Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP).--The Committee 
is greatly concerned with SIGTARP's recent report regarding the 
redefault rates within Treasury's HAMP program, specifically, 
that homeowners participating in HAMP are more likely to 
redefault the longer they are in the program. This is an 
abysmal statistic for a program that was created to help 
struggling homeowners. The Committee appreciates the oversight 
SIGTARP has provided on this issue and strongly encourages 
SIGTARP to continue to aggressively monitor this program.
    Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF).--The Committee was 
displeased to learn from a recent SIGTARP report that many 
banks who received TARP loans and participated in the SBLF have 
not effectively increased small-business lending and instead 
used SBLF funds as a vehicle to exit the TARP program with 
little benefit for small businesses. In addition, many former 
TARP banks participating in SBLF provided dividends to 
shareholders while failing to increase their small business 
lending. The Committee encourages SIGTARP to continue its 
vigorous oversight of this program and urges Treasury to adopt 
SIGTARP's recommendations.

                  Financial Crimes Enforcement Network


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $110,788,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       103,909,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       110,788,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +6,879,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) is 
responsible for implementing Treasury's anti-money laundering 
regulations through administration of the Bank Secrecy Act 
(BSA). It also collects and analyzes information to assist in 
the investigation of money laundering and other financial 
crimes. FinCEN supports law enforcement investigative efforts 
by Federal, State, local and international agencies, and 
fosters interagency and global cooperation against domestic and 
international financial crimes.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $110,788,000 
for the FinCEN, which is $6,879,000 more than the request. The 
recommended amount is intended to capitalize on FinCEN's multi-
year effort to modernize its information technology systems, to 
ensure FinCEN's information is accessible to the law 
enforcement and intelligence communities, and to ensure FinCEN 
can respond to increased requests for assistance from law 
enforcement now that BSA Modernization is operational. The data 
compiled and analyzed by FinCEN is a critical tool for 
investigating, among other crimes, money laundering, mortgage 
fraud, drug cartels, and terrorist financing.
    Human Trafficking.--The Committee appreciates FinCEN's 
history of supporting law enforcement cases that combat human 
trafficking, and emphasizes the importance of continuing this 
effort as part of the bureau's broader mission to detect and 
disrupt all forms of financial crime. Wherever possible, FinCEN 
shall marshal its unique expertise in analyzing financial flows 
for this important effort in the course of ongoing strategic 
operations, such as the Southwest Border Initiative.
    Reorganization.--Within 45 days of enactment of this Act, 
the Committee directs FinCEN to submit a progress report on the 
status of its reorganization as of the end of fiscal year 2013, 
a description of the remaining milestones for fiscal year 2014, 
and an assessment of how well the reorganization is addressing 
the weaknesses identified in the previous organization.

                        Treasury Forfeiture Fund


                              (RESCISSION)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................     -$950,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................      -950,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................    -1,219,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -269,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -269,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a rescission of $1,219,000,000 of 
unobligated balances in the Treasury Forfeiture Fund, which is 
$269,000,000 less than the request. The funds collected, 
disbursed and rescinded out of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund 
(the Fund) are incidental to law enforcement activities and 
priorities that led to the seizures and forfeitures. Disrupting 
and dismantling criminal organizations that pose the greatest 
threat to public safety and security is the highest priority of 
any law enforcement agency. The Fund can ensure resources are 
managed efficiently to cover the costs of an effective asset 
seizure and forfeiture program, including the costs of seizing, 
evaluating, inventorying, maintaining, protecting, advertising, 
forfeiting and disposing of property, but it must not be used 
to augment agency funding or to circumvent the appropriations 
process. Reliance on the Fund to offset the day-to-day 
operations, or to pay for new activities, creates an incentive 
to pursue cases suspected of high valued forfeitures rather 
than to target individuals or organizations that perpetrate the 
worst crimes against society.
    The Committee directs the Department to submit a detailed 
table every month reporting the interest earned, forfeiture 
revenue collected, unobligated balances, recoveries, expenses 
to date, and expenses estimated for the remainder of the fiscal 
year.

                      Bureau of the Fiscal Service


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $383,440,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       360,165,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       359,465,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -23,975,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -700,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB. FY13 Enacted level represents a combined appropriation level for
  the Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public Debt.

    The mission of the Bureau of the Fiscal Service is to 
promote the financial integrity and operational efficiency of 
the U.S. Government through accounting, borrowing, collections, 
payments, and shared services. The Fiscal Service is the 
Federal government's central financial agent. The Fiscal 
Service also develops and implements reliable and efficient 
financial methods and systems to operate the government's cash 
management, credit management, and debt collection programs in 
order to maintain government accounts and report on the status 
of the government's finances. In addition, the Fiscal Service 
is the primary agency for collecting Federal non-tax debt owed 
to the government, and is responsible for the conduct of all 
public debt operations and the promotion of the sale of U.S. 
securities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $359,465,000 
for the Fiscal Service, which is $23,975,000 less than fiscal 
year 2013 and $700,000 below the request. Of the funds 
provided, $4,210,000 is available until September 30, 2016, for 
information systems modernization.
    The Committee appreciates the savings which the Fiscal 
Service has already achieved through the sharing of certain 
services between the Financial Management Service (FMS) and the 
Bureau of the Public Debt (BPD). For fiscal year 2014, the 
budget request proposes to consolidate the FMS and BPD into one 
appropriation called the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. The 
Committee approves this consolidation with the merger of the 
FMS and BPD appropriations. The Committee appreciates the 
future savings projected to be achieved through this 
consolidation, and will continue to monitor consolidation 
activities. Within this appropriation, funding is included for 
USAspending.gov. The Committee expects the Fiscal Service to 
meet its transparency goals within USAspending.gov and will 
monitor progress in achieving government spending transparency.
    Judgment Fund.--The Committee appreciates Treasury's 
release of the fiscal year 2011 annual report regarding 
payments made under 31 U.S.C. 1304 as required by the statement 
of managers accompanying P.L. 112-74. The Committee directs the 
Department to issue two additional reports covering payments 
made during fiscal year 2012 and 2013 and directs that the 
reports include all judgment fund payments since 2008, unless 
the disclosure of such information is otherwise prohibited by 
law or court order. The report shall consist of: (1) the name 
of the plaintiff or claimant, (2) the name of the counsel for 
the plaintiff or claimant; (3) the name of the agency that 
submitted the claim; (4) a brief description of the facts that 
gave rise to the claim; and (5) the amount paid representing 
principal, attorney fees, and interest, if applicable. The 
report regarding all judgment fund payments since 2008 is due 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act.
    Do Not Pay Business Center.--The Committee supports the Do 
Not Pay Business Center and its goal of preventing ineligible 
recipients from receiving payments or awards from the Federal 
Government. This program supports the implementation of the 
Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 
2012 (P.L. 112-248) which requires executive agencies to review 
all payments and awards before issuance. The Do Not Pay 
Business Center is fully funded within the Fiscal Service 
appropriation for fiscal year 2014.

                      Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $99,878,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        96,211,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        95,704,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -4,174,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -507,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) is 
responsible for the enforcement of laws designed to eliminate 
certain illicit activities and to regulate lawful activities 
relating to distilled spirits, beer, wine and nonbeverage 
alcohol products, and tobacco. TTB focuses on collecting 
revenue; reducing taxpayer burden and improving service while 
preventing diversion; and protecting the public and preventing 
consumer deception in certain regulated commodities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $95,704,000 
for TTB, which is $4,174,000 less than fiscal year 2013 and 
$507,000 less than the request.

                           United States Mint


               UNITED STATES MINT PUBLIC ENTERPRISE FUND

    The United States Mint manufactures coins, receives 
deposits of gold and silver bullion, and safeguards the Federal 
Government's holdings of monetary metals. In 1997, Congress 
established the United States Mint Public Enterprise Fund 
(Public Law 104-52), which authorized the Mint to use proceeds 
from the sale of coins to finance the costs of its operations 
and consolidated all existing Mint accounts into a single fund. 
Public Law 104-52 also provided that, in certain situations, 
the levels of capital investments for circulating coins and 
protective services shall factor into the decisions of the 
Congress.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a spending level for capital 
investments by the Mint for circulating coinage and protective 
services of $19,000,000, which is $1,000,000 less than fiscal 
year 2013 and the same as the request.

           Community Development Financial Institutions Fund


                            PROGRAM ACCOUNT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $221,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       224,936,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       221,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -3,936,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) 
Fund provides grants, loans, equity investments, and technical 
assistance, on a competitive basis, to new and existing CDFIs 
such as community development banks, community development 
credit unions, and housing and microenterprise loan funds. 
Recipients use the funds to support mortgages, small business 
and economic development lending in underserved and distressed 
neighborhoods and to support the availability of financial 
services in these neighborhoods. The CDFI Fund is also 
responsible for implementation of the New Markets Tax Credits.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $221,000,000 
for the CDFI Fund program, which is $3,936,000 less than the 
request. Of the amounts provided, $189,000,000 is for financial 
and technical assistance grants, $12,000,000 is for Native 
Initiatives, and $20,000,000 is for the administrative expenses 
for all programs.
    Territories and Rural Communities.--The Committee notes the 
lack of CDFIs serving the territories and rural communities. 
The goals of the CDFI programs apply equally to distressed 
communities located both near and far from financial centers. 
The CDFI Fund, however, establishes goals based on the 
composition of financial institutions that apply for grants and 
loans in a given year, rather than the needs of the communities 
in distress. Consequently, some communities in distress are not 
supported by the CDFI Fund because no certified financial 
institution serves that community. The Committee expects the 
Department to extend the reach of CDFI programs to distressed 
communities.
    New Market Tax Credits.--The Committee supports qualified 
minority participation in the New Market Tax Credit program to 
increase entrepreneurship.

                        Internal Revenue Service

    Selecting groups for additional review because of their 
political beliefs and delaying action of their tax-exempt 
application goes far beyond poor customer service. It crosses 
into harassment and intimidation. Instead of using its powers 
to uphold the law, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 
repeatedly betrayed the trust of the American public: when it 
used inappropriate criteria to select tax-exempt applications 
for additional review; when it failed to correct testimony and 
correspondence to Congress on this topic as soon as it became 
evident that the record was incorrect; and when it squandered 
the very tax dollars that it collects from taxpayers on videos, 
event planners, and speakers.
    The Committee rejects the supposition that the IRS reverted 
to using shortcuts to deal with a growing workload of tax-
exempt applications and a shrinking budget. To the contrary, 
these shortcuts began around March 2010 when then the number of 
tax-exempt applications was falling. The number of 501(c)(3), 
(4), (5), and (6) applications dropped from a record-high of 
85,339 in 2008 to 63,148 in 2010, which is a decrease of 22,191 
or 26 percent. Applications grew by less than 100 in the year 
after the shortcuts were initiated and then increased by over 
10,000 in the year the shortcuts were stopped. The IRS' fiscal 
year 2010 appropriation was a record-high at $12,146,123,000 
and the second consecutive year that the IRS' appropriation 
exceeded its request. And with this record-high amount of 
funding, the IRS indulged in a $4 million conference in 
California, complete with Star Trek and dance videos, 
presidential suites, and a cocktail reception, instead of 
providing faster and more accurate customer service.
    To ensure that the IRS changes its ways, the Committee 
reduces the IRS' appropriation by 24 percent compared to the 
fiscal year 2013 continuing resolution level, which is $3.9 
billion, or 30 percent, below the budget request. In addition, 
the bill includes the following terms and conditions:
    
 Withholds $386,000,000 of the IRS' already reduced 
enforcement appropriation until all of the recommendations 
contained in the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration's (TIGTA) report on inappropriate criteria being 
used to identify tax-exempt applications for review are fully 
implemented.
    
 Prohibits funds for conferences until all of 
TIGTA's recommendations regarding conferences are implemented.
    
 Prohibits funds for employee bonuses and awards 
until the IRS, with the assistance of the Office of Personnel 
Management, has determined the IRS' employee recognition 
programs actually improve employee performance and 
productivity.
    
 Requires extensive reporting on IRS spending.
    
 Prohibits funds for the production of videos that 
have not been reviewed for cost, topic, tone, and purpose and 
certified to be appropriate.
    
 Provides TIGTA with $5,462,000 above the budget 
request to enhance its audit and investigative oversight of the 
IRS.
    The Committee is disappointed and frustrated that 
information provided by the IRS is not always accurate and 
reliable. The Committee believes that the legislative process 
and the American public is best served by open and honest 
communications between agencies and the Committee. When new 
information on topics of interest to the Committee becomes 
available or materially changes what the IRS has already 
reported to the Committee, the IRS has a duty to take the 
initiative and provide the Committee with the most current 
information. The Committee believes the IRS Office of 
Legislative Affairs has a responsibility to improve the 
timeliness and accuracy of the information provided.

                           TAXPAYER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................    $2,239,703,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     2,412,576,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,900,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -339,703,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -512,576,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Taxpayer Services appropriation provides for taxpayer 
services, including forms and publications; processing tax 
returns and related documents; filing and account services; 
taxpayer advocacy services; and assisting taxpayers to 
understand their tax obligations, correctly file their returns, 
and pay taxes due in a timely manner.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,900,000,000 
for Taxpayer Services, which is $512,576,000 less than the 
request. Within the amount provided, the Committee expects the 
IRS to fund sufficiently the Taxpayer Advocate Service.
    Identity Theft.--Identity theft remains a persistent 
obstacle to accurate, fair, and efficient tax collection. 
Innocent taxpayers, who otherwise comply with their tax 
obligations, have their refunds delayed and are drawn 
unwittingly into the IRS examination process because their 
identity was stolen and misused. This problem is especially 
pernicious in the U.S. territories and possessions, where 
organized schemes fraudulently use the taxpayer identification 
numbers of territorial residents to obtain credits or refunds 
on tax returns filed with the United States, costing American 
taxpayers millions of dollars.
    The Committee directs the IRS to submit a report, reviewed 
by the National Taxpayer Advocate and the Federal Trade 
Commission, by January 31, 2014, that covers the 2009-2013 
period on the number of taxpayers who have had their tax return 
rejected because their Social Security or taxpayer 
identification number was improperly used by another individual 
to commit tax fraud; the average time to resolve the situation 
and provide innocent taxpayers with their refund, when a refund 
is due; and the number of cases involving taxpayer 
identification numbers of residents of the territories. The 
report shall also include a discussion on the effectiveness of 
IRS actions taken or plans to take to expedite resolution for 
these taxpayers, to prevent non-victims from becoming victims, 
to educate the public on the threat of identity theft, and to 
detect and prevent identity based tax fraud and actions.
    Pre-Filled or ``Simple'' Tax Returns.--The Committee 
believes that converting a voluntary compliance system to a 
bill presentment model would represent a significant change in 
the relationship between taxpayers and their government. The 
simple return model would also strain IRS resources and the 
data retrieval systems required would create new burdens on 
employers, particularly small businesses. In addition, a 
fundamental conflict of interest seems to be inherent in the 
nation's tax collector and compliance enforcer taking on the 
simultaneous role of tax preparer and financial advisor. The 
Committee expects that the IRS will not begin work on a simple 
tax return pilot program or associated systems without first 
seeking specific authorization and appropriations from 
Congress, and should instead focus on helping Congress and the 
Administration achieve real tax simplification and reform.

                              ENFORCEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................    $5,299,367,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     5,666,787,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     3,865,990,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................    -1,433,377,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -1,800,797,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Enforcement appropriation provides for the examination 
of tax returns, both domestic and international; the 
administrative and judicial settlement of taxpayer appeals of 
examination findings; technical rulings; monitoring employee 
pension plans; determining qualifications of organizations 
seeking tax-exempt status; examining tax returns of exempt 
organizations; enforcing statutes relating to detection and 
investigation of criminal violations of the internal revenue 
laws; identifying underreporting of tax obligations; securing 
unfiled tax returns; and collecting unpaid accounts.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,865,990,000 
for Enforcement, which is $1,800,797,000 less than the request. 
Of the funds provided, the Committee recommends not less than 
$60,257,000 to support IRS activities under the Interagency 
Crime and Drug Enforcement program. None of the funds requested 
for implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act are provided.
    Tax Enforcement Blueprint.--The Committee appreciates that 
IRS has committed to conduct an agency-wide review of its 
compliance processes and selection criteria across of all 
business units. The Committee believes that in order to win 
back the trust of the American people the IRS make the results 
of this review and future reviews available to the American 
public. While the IRS must not make any personal taxpayer 
information or sensitive investigative techniques public, the 
IRS must vividly and repeatedly demonstrate to the public that 
it has safeguards in place to prevent inappropriate IRS conduct 
and protect taxpayers. To that end, the IRS is directed to 
submit within 180 days of enactment of this Act a Tax 
Enforcement Blueprint similar to the Taxpayer Assistance 
Blueprint. The Tax Enforcement Blueprint shall outline, in a 
manner that is appropriate to make available publically, the 
processes and procedures for all IRS enforcement activities to 
ensure that safeguards are in place to prevent IRS employees in 
Washington and in the field from taking inappropriate 
enforcement actions. This Blueprint shall describe how field 
staff conduct their work, and how field supervisors and IRS 
headquarters oversee them. The IRS shall include comments from 
the Taxpayer Advocate and the IRS Oversight Board without 
change. The report shall be submitted to the Committee and made 
available on the IRS' public website.
    Healthcare.--Since 2010, the Department of Health and Human 
Services has transferred nearly $500,000,000 to the IRS for 
implementation of Affordable Care Act provisions. The Committee 
prohibits further such transfers during fiscal year 2014 in 
section 106 of this Act.
    Reporting Interest Paid to Nonresident Aliens.--The 
Committee strongly believes that further action and 
clarification are needed regarding the Reporting Interest Paid 
to Nonresident Aliens (NRA) regulations that apply to payments 
of interest made after December 31, 2012. The final regulations 
included a list of countries with which the U.S. has a tax 
treaty or information exchange agreement. All countries on this 
list qualify for automatic information reports unless the U.S. 
determines that a country should not receive the information 
due to concerns regarding misuse of the information or the 
existence of other factors that would make it inappropriate.
    While confidentiality and safeguard requirements provide a 
measure of comfort, the Committee is concerned that some 
countries on the list have a well-known history of human rights 
violations. However unlikely the U.S. is to automatically 
exchange information with these countries, U.S. financial 
institutions are still required to file information returns for 
NRA customers that are residents of such a country.
    The Committee believes that the IRS should consider 
publishing on its public website a list of countries with which 
it is actively and automatically exchanging information about 
interest paid to NRAs. In addition, the Committee believes that 
the IRS should consider limiting the reporting requirement to 
only countries it is actively and automatically exchanging 
information about interest paid to NRAs. Finally, the Committee 
thinks that the IRS should consider establishing a program for 
monitoring the countries that it is actively and automatically 
exchanging information about interest paid to NRAs for 
compliance with confidentiality and safeguard requirements.

                           OPERATIONS SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................    $3,947,416,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     4,480,843,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     2,900,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................    -1,047,416,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................   -1,580,843,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Operations Support appropriation provides for overall 
planning and direction of the IRS, including shared service 
support related to facilities services, rent payments, 
printing, postage, and security. Specific activities include 
headquarters management activities such as strategic planning, 
communications and liaison, finance, human resources, Equal 
Employment Opportunity and diversity, research, information 
technology, and telecommunications.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,900,000,000 
for Operations Support, which is $1,580,843,000 less than the 
request. None of the funds requested for implementation of the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are provided.
    The Committee has made significant investments over many 
years in updating the information systems at the IRS. In light 
of this, the Committee is interested in actions the IRS has 
taken to modernize its collection system with respect to 
Schedule D filings.

                     BUSINESS SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $330,210,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       300,827,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       300,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -30,210,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -827,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Business Systems Modernization (BSM) appropriation 
provides funding to modernize key business systems of the 
Internal Revenue Service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $300,000,000 
for BSM, which is $827,000 less than the request.
    The funds provided under this heading for both 2012 and 
2013 were watershed amounts. In previous years, funding for BSM 
was closer to $250 million. While the Committee understands 
that IRS is building capabilities into CADE2 such as linking 
historical returns with current returns and building a single 
interest and penalty calculator, the major costs of development 
and implementation are completed. The Committee expects funding 
requests to begin to decline as the IRS realizes savings from 
retiring legacy systems.

          Administrative Provisions--Internal Revenue Service


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 101. The Committee continues a provision that 
allows for the transfer of five percent (three percent in the 
case of Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the 
IRS to any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to maintain a training program to include 
taxpayer rights, dealing courteously with taxpayers, cross-
cultural relations, and the impartial application of tax law. 
The Committee includes a new reporting requirement about IRS 
training in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.
    Section 103. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the IRS to institute and enforce policies and 
procedures that will safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer 
information and protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104. The Committee continues a provision that makes 
funds available for improved facilities and increased staffing 
to provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line 
service for taxpayers.
    Section 105. The Committee includes a new provision that 
moves the IRS's authority to hire experts and consultants into 
a single IRS-wide provision.
    Section 106. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibit funds made available in the healthcare reform act from 
being transferred to the IRS for implementing the healthcare 
reform act.
    Section 107. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funds from being used to implement the individual 
mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
    Section 108. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring videos produced by the IRS to be approved in advance 
by the Service-Wide Video Editorial Board.
    Section 109. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funding for employee bonus and award programs until 
IRS submits a report on employee salaries and awards and an 
evaluation of its employee awards program.
    Section 110. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funding for conferences until IRS implements 
recommendations from a Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration audit.
    Section 111. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring IRS to submit an organization, mission, and functions 
manual with its budget request.
    Section 112. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring IRS spending reports.

         Administrative Provisions--Department of the Treasury


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)

    Section 113. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes the Department to purchase uniforms, insurance for 
motor vehicles that are overseas, and motor vehicles that are 
overseas without regard to the general purchase price 
limitations; to enter into contracts with the State Department 
for health and medical services for Treasury employees that are 
overseas; and to hire experts or consultants.
    Section 114. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental 
Offices--Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of Inspector 
General'', ``Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset 
Relief Program'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement Network'', 
``Bureau of the Fiscal Service'', ``Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau'', and ``Community Development Financial 
Institutions Fund'' appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 115. The Committee continues a provision that 
authorizes transfers, up to two percent, between the Internal 
Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 116. The Committee continues a provision that 
prohibits the Department of the Treasury from undertaking a 
redesign of the one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 117. The Committee includes a provision that 
provides for transfers from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service to 
the Debt Collection Fund as necessary for the purposes of debt 
collection.
    Section 118. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires congressional approval for the construction and 
operation of a museum by the United States Mint.
    Section 119. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds in this or any other Act from being used to 
merge the Mint and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing without 
the approval of the House and Senate Committees of 
jurisdiction.
    Section 120. The Committee continues a provision deeming 
that funds for the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-
related activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 
2014 until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2014.
    Section 121. The Committee continues a provision permitting 
the Bureau of Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the 
Industrial Revolving Fund for reception and representation 
expenses.
    Section 122. The Committee continues a provision that 
requires the Department to submit a capital investment plan.
    Section 123. The administrative expenses of the Office of 
Financial Research (OFR) and Office of Financial Stability 
Oversight (OFS) are funded through mandatory sources that are 
outside of the appropriation process. As a counterweight 
against unlimited spending, the Committee includes a new 
provision that requires a quarterly report from both the OFR 
and OFS.
    Section 124. The Committee includes a new provision with 
respect to the so-called people-to-people category of travel. 
As set forth in title 31, section 515.565(b)(2) of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, this category of travel contravenes the 
explicit prohibition against tourist activities as provided in 
section 910(b) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export 
Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA). Furthermore, the stated purpose 
of people-to-people travel, which is to promote the Cuban 
people's independence from Cuban authorities, cannot be 
accomplished through itineraries that mainly feature 
interactions with representatives of a dictatorship that 
actively oppresses the Cuban people, nor can it be accomplished 
through itineraries that do not require meetings with pro-
democracy activists or independent members of Cuban civil 
society.
    Section 125. The Committee includes a new provision that 
requires a report on a certain category of travel to Cuba.
    Section 126. The Committee includes a new provision that 
limits the fees available for obligation by the Office of 
Financial Research (OFR) to the amount provided in 
appropriations acts beginning in fiscal year 2015. The 
Committee believes that the activities of OFR should be subject 
to the annual review of Congress.
    Section 127. The Committee includes a new provision that 
requires a report about the Working Capital Fund.
    Section 128. The Committee includes a new provision that 
limits the obligations of the Working Capital Fund to 
$180,000,000.

 TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO 
                             THE PRESIDENT

    Funds appropriated in this title provide for the staff and 
operations of the White House, along with other organizations 
within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) which 
formulate and coordinate policy on behalf of the President, 
such as the National Security Council and the Office of 
Management and Budget. The title also includes funding for the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy and certain expenses of 
the Vice President.
    The Committee is disappointed that the Administration's 
request did not propose additional reductions for the EOP 
Salaries and Expenses accounts. The Committee believes that the 
chief executive of any organization experiencing a fiscal 
crisis should share in the funding sacrifice along with the 
rest of the organization. Therefore, the Committee has reduced 
the following appropriations under this heading to equal a 15 
percent reduction compared to the fiscal year 2010 level--The 
White House, The Executive Residence at the White House, 
Council of Economic Advisors, National Security and Homeland 
Security Councils, Office of Administration, Office of 
Management and Budget, Special Assistant to the President and 
Official Residence of the Vice President. The Committee notes 
that House Member office authorizations have been reduced by a 
total of 20 percent since fiscal year 2010.

                            The White House


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $56,974,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        55,110,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        50,272,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -6,702,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -4,838,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The White House Salaries and Expenses account supports 
staff and administrative services necessary for the direct 
support of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,272,000 
for the White House, which is $4,838,000 less than the request. 
The recommendation includes sufficient funds to support the 
Office of National AIDS Policy.

                 Executive Residence at the White House


                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $13,425,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        12,768,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,762,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,663,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,006,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    These funds provide for the care, maintenance, staffing and 
operations of the Executive Residence, including official and 
ceremonial functions of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,762,000 
for the Operating Expenses of the Executive Residence, which is 
$1,006,000 less than the request. The bill continues the same 
restrictions on reimbursable expenses for use of the Executive 
Residence as were included in past years.

                   White House Repair and Restoration





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

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Funding in this account provides for the repair, 
alteration, and improvement of the Executive Residence at the 
White House.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $750,000 for 
White House Repair and Restoration, which is equal to the 
request.

                      Council of Economic Advisers


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $4,192,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         4,192,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,570,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -622,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -622,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Council of Economic Advisers analyzes the national 
economy and its various segments, advises the President on 
economic developments, recommends policies for economic growth 
and stability, appraises economic programs and policies of the 
Federal Government, and assists in preparation of the annual 
Economic Report of the President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,570,000 for 
the Council of Economic Advisers, which is $622,000 less than 
the request.

        National Security Council and Homeland Security Council


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $13,048,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        12,621,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        10,396,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,652,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -2,225,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The National Security Council and the Homeland Security 
Council have been combined to form the National Security Staff 
which advises and assists the President in the integration of 
domestic, foreign, military, intelligence, and economic aspects 
of national security policy, and serves as the principal means 
of coordinating executive departments and agencies in the 
development and implementation of national security and 
homeland security policies.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,396,000 
for the National Security Council and Homeland Security 
Council, which is $2,225,000 less than the request.

                        Office of Administration


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $112,952,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       113,135,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        97,988,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -14,964,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -15,147,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Administration is responsible for providing 
administrative services to the Executive Office of the 
President. These services include financial, personnel, 
procurement, information technology, records management, and 
general office services.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $97,988,000 
for the Office of Administration, which is $15,147,000 less 
than the request. Of the recommended amount, not to exceed 
$12,006,000 is available until expended for modernization of 
the information technology infrastructure within the Executive 
Office of the President.
    The Office of Administration is directed to provide an 
annual report to the Committee, at the same time the 
President's budget is submitted to Congress, detailing its 
progress on information technology modernization, including the 
amounts obligated and expended, and for what purposes, specific 
milestones achieved, and requirements and specific plans for 
further investment.

                    Office of Management and Budget


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $89,456,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        93,397,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        78,934,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -10,522,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -14,463,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) assists the 
President in the discharge of budgetary, economic, management, 
and other executive responsibilities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $78,934,000 
for OMB, which is $14,463,000 less than the request. The 
recommendation also continues several long-standing provisos, 
not requested by the President, limiting certain OMB 
activities.
    The recommendation provides sufficient funds for OMB to 
consult with and provide Congressional Committees with an 
appropriate number of printed and electronic copies of the 
President's fiscal year 2015 budget request, including 
documents such as the Appendix, Historical Tables and 
Analytical Perspectives. The Committee believes that if the 
Administration wants the Congress to consider its proposed 
budget that it should provide the Congress with copies of the 
budget request.
    The Committee includes language limiting the level of 
funding available to OMB until the budget request is submitted. 
While OMB has many responsibilities, the Committee believes 
their most important one is preparing and submitting the budget 
request. The Committee was extremely disappointed that the 
Administration chose to submit the fiscal year 2014 budget 
request months after the statutory deadline. The Committee 
believes in non-transition years, the Administration should be 
held to the statutory deadline for submission of the budget 
request.
    The Committee directs OMB to provide the Appropriations 
Committees with quarterly reports on obligations by object 
class and full-time equivalents (FTE) by office. The reports 
shall display actual obligations and FTE to date, and estimated 
obligations and FTE for the remainder of the fiscal year. In 
addition, the quarterly reports shall contain obligation 
information regarding the operations of the Federal 
Government's core budgeting system. The Committee believes that 
OMB should work toward presenting its budget request and 
financial plans in a manner that allocates all OMB obligations 
by office or activity.
    Within the level of funds provided, the Committee continues 
to support the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement 
Coordinator (IPEC) and its important mission. The Committee 
remains concerned that the lack of permanent staffing for the 
Office of the IPEC will make the office less effective in 
fulfilling its important statutory mission. From within the 
funds provided, the Committee expects OMB to ensure the long 
term effectiveness of the Office of the IPEC through hiring of 
permanent senior staff. OMB is directed to report to the 
Committee within 120 days of enactment of this Act on the 
current budget for the Office of the IPEC, including the number 
of permanent full-time equivalents.
    The Committee is concerned that Federal agencies purchasing 
online advertisements may unwittingly have advertisements 
appear on websites operated by those engaged in criminal 
activity, including sites proliferating malware, or engaged in 
identity theft, theft of intellectual property or 
counterfeiting. The Committee believes the OMB should review 
this issue and provide guidance to Executive Branch agencies if 
necessary. OMB is directed to report to the Committee, within 
180 days of enactment of this Act, on its progress in 
addressing this issue.
    On May 11, 2012, OMB issued Memorandum M 12 12 that called 
for agencies to reduce travel expenses by 30 percent compared 
to the fiscal year 2010 level and limit conference spending. 
The Committee directs OMB to report no later than 120 days 
after enactment of this Act on whether agencies have complied 
with this memorandum. The report shall identify the savings 
achieved by each agency, whether the 30 percent savings goal 
was achieved, and how or if the changes in travel and 
conference policies have impacted agencies' ability to perform 
mission critical activities. The report shall also include 
recommendations to improve upon OMB's travel policies.
    The Committee believes that in some instances using 
transaction-based or no-cost contracting models for delivering 
or procuring information technology goods and services can save 
resources and increase efficiencies. The Committee believes 
that OMB should provide guidance to agencies on transaction-
based and no-cost funding models, including when it is 
appropriate to consider using these contract tools, how to 
calculate potential savings from their use, and standards and 
best practices for conducting their procurement. The Committee 
directs OMB to report within 90 days after enactment of this 
Act on the use of transaction-based or no-cost funding models 
for procuring information technology goods and services. The 
report shall include information on (a) transaction-based or 
no-cost funding model use by agencies; (b) quantifiable costs 
savings and cost avoidance through their use; (c) plans to 
continue or expand their future use; and (d) the status of the 
issuance of guidance to agencies regarding their use.
    The Committee believes it is essential for Federal 
departments and agencies to find and implement efficiencies in 
their operations in order to be successful in setting and 
meeting performance goals and reducing wasteful spending. The 
Committee believes that use of successful business management 
techniques including but not limited to continuous process 
improvement methods can improve the utilization of resources. 
The Committee encourages OMB and Federal agencies to use them.

                 Office of National Drug Control Policy


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $24,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        22,647,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        22,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -147,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was 
established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1988 and most 
recently reauthorized in 2006. The Office is the President's 
primary source of support for counter-drug policy development 
and program oversight. Its responsibilities include developing 
and updating a National Drug Control Strategy, developing a 
National Drug Control Budget, and coordinating and evaluating 
the implementation of Federal drug control activities.
    In addition, ONDCP manages several counter-drug programs 
which are discussed under the ``Federal Drug Control Programs'' 
heading below. These include the High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) program and Drug-Free Communities 
grants.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $22,500,000 
for ONDCP Salaries and Expenses, $147,000 less than the 
request. The Committee expects ONDCP to focus resources on the 
counter-drug policy development, coordination and evaluation 
functions which are the primary mission of the Office and the 
original reason for its existence.
    The National Drug Control Strategy (Strategy) serves as a 
comprehensive plan to reduce illicit drug use and its 
consequences in the United States and the territories. The 
Committee notes that the Strategy does not adequately address 
the problem of drug trafficking and associated violence in the 
territories. The Committee expects ONDCP to give appropriate 
consideration to the territories in preparing future reports.
    The Committee directs the Office of National Drug Control 
Policy to develop a biennial Caribbean Border Counternarcotics 
Strategy, on terms equivalent to the existing Southwest Border 
Counternarcotics Strategy and the Northern Border 
Counternarcotics Strategy. This strategy shall be publicly 
available within 90 days of the date of enactment of this Act.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with 
methamphetamine production, trafficking and its widespread 
abuse. The Committee directs ONDCP to continue to work with 
various agencies, such as the Departments of Justice, State, 
Homeland Security, and Health and Human Services, along with 
State and local governments, to develop and implement 
strategies to reduce the demand for and supply of 
methamphetamine in the U.S.
    A primary function of ONDCP is to facilitate effective and 
efficient coordination among the Federal Government's drug 
control programs. Coordination is critical to our nation's 
efforts to combat illicit drug use, drug trafficking, and 
terrorism. The most recent Government Accountability Office 
(GAO) report on duplicative programs found a lack of 
coordination between ONDCP, and the Departments of Justice and 
Homeland Security. According to the report, poor coordination 
has resulted in fragmentation in information-sharing, 
inefficiencies and overlap. The Committee directs ONDCP to 
adopt GAO's recommendations to develop a mechanism to monitor 
and evaluate coordination among its field-based information-
sharing entities and identify areas where coordination can be 
enhanced and overlap reduced. The Committee directs ONDCP to 
report to the Committee within 60 days of enactment of this Act 
on its efforts to implement GAO's recommendations and provide a 
plan for enhancing coordination among ONDCP's field-based 
information sharing entities going forward.
    The Committee is concerned about the spread of illegal 
marijuana growth in the United States and recognizes the 
difficulty that small and rural law enforcement agencies face 
with regards to marijuana eradication activities. The Committee 
directs the Office of National Drug Control Policy to 
coordinate with small and rural law enforcement agencies and 
develop strategies to improve the effectiveness of marijuana 
eradication efforts through shared intelligence, technology, 
and manpower despite limited resources.
    Starting in fiscal year 2015, the Committee directs ONDCP 
to display its Salaries and Expenses appropriation to reflect 
its varying activities including the amount of funds and FTE 
for drug policy work and for administering ONDCP programs.

                     Federal Drug Control Programs


             HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREAS PROGRAM

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $238,522,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       193,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       238,522,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      +45,122,000

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

    The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program 
provides resources to Federal and State, local, and tribal 
agencies in designated HIDTAs to combat the production, 
transportation and distribution of illegal drugs; to seize 
assets derived from drug trafficking; to address violence in 
drug-plagued communities; and to disrupt the drug marketplace.
    Currently, 28 HIDTAs operate in 45 States plus the District 
of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Each HIDTA is 
managed by an Executive Board comprised of equal numbers of 
Federal, State, local or tribal officials. Each HIDTA Executive 
Board is responsible for designing and implementing initiatives 
for the specific drug trafficking threats in its region. 
Intelligence and information sharing are key elements of all 
HIDTA programs.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $238,522,000 
for the HIDTA Program, $45,122,000 more than the request. The 
Committee believes that the HIDTA program has demonstrated its 
effectiveness and can serve as an important tool in combating 
problems of drug trafficking and drug-related violence.
    The Committee includes language requiring that existing 
HIDTAs receive funding at least equal to the fiscal year 2013 
base allocation level unless the Director submits a 
justification for doing otherwise to the Committees on 
Appropriations, based on clearly articulated priorities and 
published performance measures.
    The recommendation includes language directing ONDCP to 
notify the Committees on Appropriations of the initial 
allocation of HIDTA funds no later than 45 days after 
enactment, and to notify the Committees of the proposed use of 
discretionary funds no later than 90 days after enactment. The 
language directs the ONDCP Director to work in consultation 
with the HIDTA Directors in determining the uses of that 
discretionary funding.
    Finally, the Committee recommendation specifies that up to 
$2,700,000 may be used for auditing services and related 
activities.

                  OTHER FEDERAL DRUG CONTROL PROGRAMS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $105,550,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        95,376,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       100,520,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -5,030,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +5,144,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This account supports a variety of other drug control 
activities managed or undertaken by ONDCP.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $100,520,000 
for Other Federal Drug Control Programs, $5,144,000 more than 
the request. The recommended level for fiscal year 2014 is 
distributed among specific programs and activities as follows:




Drug-Free Communities.................................       $88,000,000
Anti-Doping activities................................         8,500,000
World Anti-Doping Agency dues.........................         1,900,000
Discretionary grants..................................         2,120,000


    Within the total for the account, the Committee recommends 
$88,000,000 for the Drug-Free Communities program. This program 
makes grants of up to $125,000 per year to support local 
coalitions to develop and implement community-based plans to 
reduce drug abuse among youth. These coalitions are required to 
include participants from a wide range of interests, including 
local government agencies, schools, the media, service 
organizations, law enforcement, parents, youth, and the 
business community. Local matching contributions are required. 
Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, and may be renewed 
for up to five years, after which time the coalition must 
compete again for any further funding.
    Within this account, the Committee recommends $8,500,000 
for anti-doping activities. Anti-doping activities support 
athlete drug testing programs, research initiatives, 
educational programs, enforce compliance with the World Anti-
Doping Code. In addition, the Committee recommends $1,900,000 
for the United States membership dues to the World Anti-Doping 
Agency (WADA). WADA is the international agency created to 
promote, coordinate, and monitor efforts against doping and 
illicit drug use in sport on a global basis.
    Additionally, the Committee includes $1,120,000 for drug 
court training and technical assistance and $1,000,000 for 
assistance to States in implementing effective drug laws. All 
funds under this heading are to be awarded under a competitive 
process.

              Information Technology Oversight and Reform


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014**....................        14,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -9,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**The budget request changes the heading of this account to Data Driven
  Innovation.

    These funds support efforts to make the Federal 
Government's investments in information technology (IT) more 
efficient, secure and effective.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,000,000. 
The Administration proposed $14,000,000 for similar activities 
under the heading Data Driven Innovation. The Committee 
appreciates the Administration's efforts to improve program and 
contract management of information technology (IT) investments 
as well as the Administration's efforts to utilize cloud 
computing and consolidate data centers. However, much more 
needs to be done to improve the management of the Federal 
Government's annual investment in IT which exceeds 
$80,000,000,000. In order to better understand the results of 
the Administration's IT reform efforts and the savings 
generated, bill language is continued requiring the submission 
of quarterly reports on savings identified by fiscal year, 
agency and appropriation. This information will not only inform 
the Committee on the results of OMB's IT reforms but will also 
inform the Committee's decisions on funding IT projects within 
agencies across the Federal government.

                  Special Assistance to the President


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $4,328,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         4,328,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,913,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -415,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -415,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    These funds support the executive functions of the Office 
of the Vice President.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,913,000 for 
the Office of the Vice President, which is $415,000 less than 
the request.

                Official Residence of the Vice President


                           OPERATING EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................          $307,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................           307,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           281,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           -26,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -26,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    These funds support the care and operation of the Vice 
President's residence and specifically support equipment, 
furnishings, dining facilities, and services required to 
perform and discharge the Vice President's official duties, 
functions and obligations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $281,000 for 
the Operating Expenses of the Vice President's residence, which 
is $26,000 less than the request.

Administrative Provisions--Executive Office of the President and Funds 
                     Appropriated to the President


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 201. The Committee includes language permitting the 
transfer of not to exceed ten percent of funds between various 
accounts within the Executive Office of the President, with 
advance approval of the Committees on Appropriations. The 
amount of an appropriation shall not be increased by more than 
50 percent.
    Section 202. The Committee continues language requiring the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget to report on 
the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).
    Section 203. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to prepare, sign or approve statements abrogating 
legislation passed by the House of Representatives and the 
Senate and signed by the President.
    Section 204. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funding to prepare or implement Executive Orders in 
contravention of existing law.

                        TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    The funds recommended by the Committee in title III of the 
accompanying bill are for the operation and maintenance of 
United States Courts and include the salaries of judges, 
probation and pretrial services officers, public defenders, 
court clerks, law clerks, and other supporting personnel, as 
well as security costs, information technology, and other 
expenses of the Federal Judiciary. The Committee recommends a 
total of $6,542,832,000 in discretionary funding for the 
Judiciary in fiscal year 2014, which is $192,410,000 less than 
the request. The Committee recognizes that the number of cases 
filed and the number of persons under supervision is not under 
the control of the Judiciary. However, the Committee believes 
the Judiciary needs to continue its cost containment efforts 
and identify ways to reduce staffing, travel, conferences, 
space and other financial requirements through the use of 
technology and best practices.
    In addition to direct appropriations, the Judiciary 
collects various fees and has certain multiyear funding 
authorities. The Judiciary uses these non-appropriated funds to 
offset its direct appropriation requirements. Consistent with 
prior year practices and section 608 of this Act, the Committee 
expects the Judiciary to submit a financial plan, within 60 
days of enactment of this Act, allocating all sources of 
available funds including appropriations, fee collections, and 
carryover balances. This financial plan will be the baseline 
for purposes of reprogramming notification.
    The Committee is concerned with the cost and amount of 
space occupied by the Judiciary. In spite of staffing 
reductions in recent years, during fiscal year 2014 the Court 
of Appeals, District Courts and Other Judicial Services, 
Salaries and Expenses account is estimated to occupy an 
additional 78,000 square feet. The Committee recognizes that 
changes to the Judiciary's space footprint cannot be changed 
overnight. However, the Committee expects the Judiciary to do 
more to manage its space rental costs and has included an 
administrative provision requiring the Judicial Conference of 
the United States to develop a plan in fiscal year 2014 to 
reduce Judiciary space by fiscal year 2016.
    In addition, the Committee directs the United States Court 
of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court 
of International Trade to report to the Committee within 180 
days of enactment of this Act on their efforts to reduce their 
facilities costs. The Committee expects these Courts to consult 
with the Judicial Conference of the United States and the 
General Services Administration on this effort.

                   Supreme Court of the United States


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $74,819,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        74,838,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        74,195,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -624,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -643,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,195,000 
for fiscal year 2014 for the salaries and expenses of personnel 
and the cost of operating the Supreme Court, excluding the care 
of the building and grounds. The recommendation is $643,000 
less than the request. The Committee includes bill language 
making $1,500,000 available until expended for the purpose of 
making information technology investments. The Committee 
requests that the Court include an annual report with its 
budget justification materials, showing information technology 
carryover balances and describing expenditures made in the 
previous fiscal year and planned expenditures in the budget 
year.

                    CARE OF THE BUILDING AND GROUNDS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $8,159,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        11,635,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        11,557,000
Bill compared with:
  Appropriation, fiscal year 2013.....................        +3,398,000
  Budget request, fiscal year 2014....................          -78,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,557,000 
for fiscal year 2014, to remain available until expended, for 
personnel and other services relating to the structural and 
mechanical care of the Supreme Court building and grounds. The 
Architect of the Capitol has responsibility for these functions 
and supervises the use of this appropriation. The 
recommendation is $78,000 less than the request. Funding above 
the fiscal year 2013 amount will be used to perform maintenance 
and preservation of the exterior facades of the Supreme Court 
Building. A significant amount of stone cracking and 
deterioration of the building's facade presents a life safety 
hazard to building occupants and the public.

         United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $32,511,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        33,355,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        30,885,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,626,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -2,470,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has exclusive 
national jurisdiction over a large number of diverse subject 
areas, including government contracts, patents, trademarks, 
Federal personnel, and veterans' benefits. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $30,885,000 for fiscal year 
2014, which is $2,470,000 less than the request.

               United States Court of International Trade


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $21,447,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        21,973,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,375,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,072,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,598,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Court of International Trade has exclusive nationwide 
jurisdiction of civil actions against the United States and 
certain civil actions brought by the United States, arising out 
of import transactions and administration and enforcement of 
the Federal customs and international trade laws. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $20,375,000 for fiscal year 
2014, which is $1,598,000 less than the request.

    Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial Services


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................    $5,015,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     5,170,239,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     4,999,197,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -15,803,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -171,042,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,999,197,000 
for the operations of the regional courts of appeals, district 
courts, bankruptcy courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and 
probation and pretrial services offices. The recommendation is 
$171,042,000 less than the request.
    The Committee provides not to exceed $50,000,000 for cost 
containment initiatives and includes language prohibiting the 
obligation of funds until the Director of the Administrative 
Office of the United States Courts has submitted an analysis to 
the Committee outlining how the future year savings estimated 
to occur as a result of each initiative will exceed the up-
front costs. The funds are provided to pay up-front costs 
associated with information technology and facilities projects 
that, when implemented, will reduce costs and result in lower 
future funding requests. For information technology projects, 
the Committee expects the analysis to include potential costs 
and savings in areas such as staffing, facilities, energy, 
operations and maintenance, contracting and equipment. For 
facilities initiatives, the Committee expects the analysis to 
outline how the project will increase space utilization rates 
(the number of staff per square foot) and decrease rental 
payments. The Committee expects the costs of these initiatives 
to be recaptured in less than five years.

                 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION TRUST FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $5,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         5,327,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         5,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          +200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -127,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a reimbursement of $5,200,000 for 
fiscal year 2014 from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust 
Fund to cover expenses of the United States Court of Federal 
Claims associated with processing cases under the National 
Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986. The recommendation is 
$127,000 less than the request.

                           DEFENDER SERVICES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................    $1,040,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     1,068,623,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,065,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +25,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -3,623,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    This account provides funding for the operation of the 
Federal Public Defender and Community Defender organizations 
and for compensation and reimbursement of expenses of panel 
attorneys appointed pursuant to the Criminal Justice Act for 
representation in criminal cases. The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $1,065,000,000 for fiscal year 2014 which is 
$3,623,000 less than the request. The recommendation does not 
provide an increase in the hourly panel attorney pay rate.

                    FEES OF JURORS AND COMMISSIONERS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $51,908,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        54,414,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        54,414,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +2,506,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,414,000 
for payments to jurors, which is equal to the request.

                             COURT SECURITY

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $500,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       524,338,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       520,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +20,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -4,338,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $520,000,000 
for Court Security in fiscal year 2014 to provide for necessary 
expenses of security and protective services in courtrooms and 
adjacent areas. This is $4,338,000 less than the request. The 
recommendation will provide for the highest priority security 
needs identified by the courts and the U.S. Marshals Service.

           ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES COURTS

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $82,909,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        85,354,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        80,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,909,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -5,354,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AO) 
provides administrative and management support to the United 
States Courts, including the probation and bankruptcy systems. 
It also supports the Judicial Conference of the United States 
in determining Federal Judiciary policies, in developing 
methods to assist the courts to conduct business efficiently 
and economically, and in enhancing the use of information 
technology in the courts. The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $80,000,000 for the AO, which is $5,354,000 
less than the request.

                        Federal Judicial Center


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013)*.....................       $27,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        27,664,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        25,785,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,215,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,879,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Federal Judicial Center (FJC) improves the management 
of Federal Judicial dockets and court administration through 
education for judges and staff, and research, evaluation, and 
planning assistance for the courts and the Judicial Conference. 
The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,785,000 for 
the FJC for fiscal year 2014, which is $1,879,000 less than the 
request.

                  United States Sentencing Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $16,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        17,016,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,758,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -742,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,258,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The purpose of the Commission is to establish, review, and 
revise sentencing guidelines, policies, and practices for the 
Federal criminal justice system. The Commission is also 
required to monitor the operation of the guidelines and to 
identify and report necessary changes to the Congress. The 
Committee recommends $15,758,000 for the Commission for fiscal 
year 2014, which is $1,258,000 less than the request.

                Administrative Provisions--The Judiciary


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 301. The Committee continues language to permit 
funds for salaries and expenses to be available for employment 
of experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 
3109.
    Section 302. The Committee continues language that permits 
up to five percent of any appropriation made available for 
fiscal year 2014 to be transferred between Judiciary 
appropriations provided that no appropriation shall be 
decreased by more than five percent or increased by more than 
ten percent by any such transfer except in certain 
circumstances. In addition, the language provides that any such 
transfer shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under 
sections 604 and 608 of the accompanying bill and shall not be 
available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance 
with the procedures set forth in those sections.
    Section 303. The Committee continues language authorizing 
not to exceed $11,000 to be used for official reception and 
representation expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of 
the United States.
    Section 304. The Committee continues language to authorize 
a court security pilot program.
    Section 305. The Committee includes language requested by 
the Judicial Conference of the United States to extend 
temporary judgeships in the eastern district of Missouri, 
Kansas, Arizona, the northern district of Alabama, the central 
district of California, the southern district of Florida, New 
Mexico and the eastern district of Texas.
    Section 306. The Committee includes new language requiring 
the Judicial Conference of the United States to develop a space 
management plan to reduce the number of square feet funded by 
the Courts of Appeals, District Courts, and Other Judicial 
Services, Salaries and Expenses appropriation by fiscal year 
2016.

                     TITLE IV--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                             Federal Funds

    The Appropriations Committees have a special relationship 
with the District of Columbia that is unlike any other city in 
the country. For example, the Appropriations Committees are 
authorized by law to fund the court operations of the District 
of Columbia. Title IV of this Act provides a Federal payment 
totaling $546,731,000 for the cost of judges, court personnel, 
offender and defendant supervision, and defendant 
representation. Title IV also provides Federal Payments to 
District of Columbia programs in areas such as education and 
security. In addition, the United States Department of Justice 
provides hundreds of United States Attorneys and Deputy United 
States Marshals to prosecute local crimes and provide security 
at the D.C. Superior Court. The Federal Bureau of Prisons 
houses thousands of District of Columbia prisoners. Federal 
taxpayers do not fund similar activities in any other city.
    The citizens of the District of Columbia have approved a 
referendum providing local funds budget autonomy beginning in 
fiscal year 2015. The Committee considers the recent referendum 
in the District as an expression of the opinion of the 
residents, only, and without any authority to change or alter 
the existing relationship between Federal appropriations and 
the District.

              FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR RESIDENT TUITION SUPPORT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $30,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        35,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -15,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -20,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Resident Tuition Support program provides up to $10,000 
annually for undergraduate District students to attend eligible 
four-year public universities and colleges nationwide at in-
state tuition rates. Grants up to $2,500 per year are available 
for students to attend private institutions in the D.C. 
metropolitan area, private historically black colleges and 
universities nationwide, and public two-year community colleges 
nationwide.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $15,000,000 
for the resident tuition support program, which is $20,000,000 
less than the request. The Administration proposed authorizing 
language reducing the annual household income threshold for 
program eligibility to $450,000. The Committee does not include 
this language but notes that District of Columbia is already 
authorized to prioritize applications based on income. In 
addition, the District of Columbia can contribute local funds 
to this program if there is demand for the program beyond the 
available level of Federal funds.

   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR EMERGENCY PLANNING AND SECURITY COSTS IN THE 
                          DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $24,700,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        14,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -9,800,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    As the seat of the national government, the District of 
Columbia has a unique and significant responsibility for 
protecting the property and personnel of the Federal 
government. The Federal Payment for Emergency Planning and 
Security Costs is provided to help address the impact of the 
Federal presence on public safety in the District of Columbia.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $14,900,000 
for emergency planning and security costs, which is the same as 
the request. The Committee continues to require that a detailed 
justification be submitted with the budget request each year, 
as well as a report detailing any deviation from the plan 
outlined in the justification no later than 60 days after the 
end of the fiscal year.

           FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $232,841,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       222,667,316
Recommended in the bill...............................       232,841,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      +10,173,684

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $232,841,000 
for operation of the District of Columbia Courts, which is 
$10,173,684 more than the request. This amount includes 
$13,033,000 for the Court of Appeals; $113,806,000 for the 
Superior Court; $69,096,000 for the Court System; and 
$36,906,000 for capital improvements to courthouse facilities.
    The Committee directs the District of Columbia Courts to 
provide quarterly expenditures, unobligated balances and 
staffing reports to the Committee for all programs, to be 
submitted within 30 days after the end of each quarter.

   FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR DEFENDER SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 
                                 COURTS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $55,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        49,890,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        49,890,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -5,110,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends $49,890,000 for Defender Services 
in the District of Columbia Courts, which is the same as the 
request. The Committee directs the District of Columbia Courts 
to provide quarterly expenditure and unobligated balance 
reports to the Committee, within 30 days after the end of each 
quarter.

 FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE COURT SERVICES AND OFFENDER SUPERVISION AGENCY 
                      FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $212,983,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       227,968,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       225,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +12,017,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -2,968,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $225,000,000 
for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), 
which is $2,968,000 less than the request. Of the amounts 
provided, $166,089,000 is for Community Supervision and Sex 
Offender Registration and $58,911,000 is for the Pretrial 
Services Agency (PSA). The recommendation includes an increase 
above the fiscal year 2013 level for costs associated with the 
upcoming expiration of facility leases. The Committee includes 
requested language expanding CSOSA's gratuity and gift 
authority.
    The Committee directs CSOSA to provide a quarterly report 
on its expenditures, unobligated balances and staffing to the 
Committee, to be submitted within 30 days after the end of each 
quarter.

  FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER SERVICE FOR THE DISTRICT OF 
                                COLUMBIA




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $37,241,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        40,607,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        39,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +1,759,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,607,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $39,000,000 
for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 
which is $1,607,000 less than the request. The recommended 
increase above the fiscal year 2013 level is for costs 
associated with the upcoming expiration of a facility lease. 
The Committee includes requested language expanding the 
agency's gift authority.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT TO THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COORDINATING COUNCIL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $1,800,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         1,800,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,800,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) provides a 
forum for District of Columbia and Federal law enforcement to 
identify criminal justice issues and solutions, and improve the 
coordination of their efforts. In addition, the CJCC developed 
and maintains the Justice Integrated Information System which 
provides for the seamless sharing of information with Federal 
and local law enforcement.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $1,800,000 to 
the CJCC, which is the same as the request.

                FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR JUDICIAL COMMISSIONS




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

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides funding for the two judicial 
commissions. The first is the Judicial Nomination Commission 
(JNC), which recommends a panel of three candidates to the 
President for each judicial vacancy in the District of Columbia 
Court of Appeals and Superior Court. From the panel selected by 
the JNC, the President nominates a person for each vacancy and 
submits his or her name for confirmation to the Senate. The 
second commission is the Commission on Judicial Disabilities 
and Tenure (CJDT), which has jurisdiction over all judges of 
the Court of Appeals and Superior Court to determine whether a 
judge's conduct warrants disciplinary action and whether 
involuntary retirement of a judge for health reasons is 
warranted. In addition, the CJDT conducts evaluations of judges 
seeking reappointment and judges who retire and wish to 
continue service as a senior judge.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $295,000 for 
the Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure, and 
$205,000 for the Judicial Nomination Commission. This is the 
same as the request.

                 FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $60,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        52,200,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        54,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -6,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +1,800,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Scholarships for Opportunity and Results Act (SOAR) 
authorizes funds to be evenly divided between District of 
Columbia Public Schools, Public Charter Schools and Opportunity 
Scholarships.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $54,000,000, 
for school improvement. Based on the statutory funding formula, 
this will provide $18,000,000 for District of Columbia Public 
Schools, $18,000,000 for Public Charter Schools and $18,000,000 
for Opportunity Scholarships. The Secretary of Education shall 
award additional scholarships to eligible children with funds 
available for the Opportunity Scholarship Program from this and 
prior years.

      FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA NATIONAL GUARD




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................          $375,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................           500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................           375,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -125,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a Federal payment of $375,000, 
which is $125,000 less than the request. The Committee 
acknowledges the unique role of the D.C. National Guard in 
addressing emergencies that may occur as a result of the 
presence of the Federal Government. The Committee's 
recommendation provides $375,000 for the Major General David F. 
Wherley, Jr. District of Columbia National Guard Retention and 
College Access Program to pay the costs of a tuition assistance 
program for guard members.

         FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR TESTING AND TREATMENT OF HIV/AIDS




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

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Currently, 2.7 percent of the population of the District of 
Columbia has been diagnosed with HIV. The World Health 
Organization defines an HIV epidemic as ``severe'' when the 
percent of infection among residents exceeds one percent.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommendation includes $2,500,000 for a 
Federal payment for testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS, which is 
$2,500,000 below the request.

                       District of Columbia Funds

    This bill provides local funds for the operation of the 
District of Columbia as approved by the District of Columbia 
Council and the Mayor. The local budget proposed by the Mayor 
provides an appropriation of $12,074,436,000 for operations of 
the District of Columbia. This amount includes estimated 
funding of $6,841,664,000 of local funds, $1,920,235,000 in 
Medicaid payments, and the remainder from other Federal and 
local funds.

                     TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES


                Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection


                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    The Committee is flummoxed that after operating for three 
years the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) 2014 
Strategic Plan, Budget, and Performance Plan and Report 
provides no measurable improvement in the level of detail about 
the CFPB's funding, staffing, or outcomes. This lack of 
documentation makes it difficult to understand how the CFPB 
spends over $2 million per workday, whether these funds are 
spent economically and, ultimately, what value the CFPB 
provides to American consumers.
    The CFPB has oversight over a wide range of consumer 
financial products. As such, the Bureau's activities have the 
potential to significantly affect access to credit and the 
operations of banks and non-banks. The Committees believes the 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act 
provides inadequate checks on the CFPB's powers. The 
Committee's experience with the Federal Trade Commission, the 
Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Communications 
Commission, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and other 
Federal agencies with powers to protect consumers or investors 
leads it to conclude that a five-member commission is more 
suitable for guiding the CFPB than a single director. A 
commission ensures that multiple disciplines, experiences, and 
perspectives are brought to bear on CFPB rules, policies, and 
enforcement actions. The appointment and removal process, and 
staggered terms of commissioners can provide both a check and 
balance, and a measure of continuity that a director cannot.
    The Committee has serious concerns about recent reports 
that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is 
building large databases to hold personal financial 
information, including individual credit card, mortgage, car 
and other payments histories, and that such information is 
being stored by private contractors. The Committee notes that 
the law that established the CFPB, Public Law 111-203, 
expressly prohibits the gathering of ``personally 
identifiable'' financial information for market monitoring 
purposes.
    The Committee believes that the scope of this data 
gathering is growing, and that necessary congressional 
oversight is warranted. Accordingly, the Committee directs the 
Government Accountability Office to investigate the CFPB 
personal financial information gathering initiative to 
ascertain its purpose, scope and use, the legal authority (both 
statutory and regulatory) under which such information is being 
collected and the safeguards against disclosure and other uses 
that are in-place. The Committee expects the GAO to provide its 
findings to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations, 
and report back those findings within 180 days from the date of 
enactment of this Act, or applicable funding legislation for 
Fiscal Year 2014.
    The Committee includes the following provisions in the 
bill:
    Section 501. The Committee repeals the prohibition against 
the Committees on Appropriations reviewing transfers from the 
Federal Reserve System to the CFPB. Congress has a duty to 
examine and critique the activities of the CFPB, especially 
since its expenditures, like any other Federal agency, 
contribute to the Federal debt.
    Section 502. The Committee changes the CFPB's source of 
funding from transfers from the Federal Reserve System to 
annual appropriations beginning in fiscal year 2015. Under the 
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the 
CFPB can spend more than half a billion dollars without an 
annual review by Congress. The Committee believes the CFPB 
needs oversight as much as banks and nonbanks do and further 
reminds the CFPB to remain steadfast to its mission to promote 
fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards, and 
other consumer financial products and services and not to stray 
into consumer advocacy.
    Section 503. The Committee appreciates the CFPB's practice 
of making its transfer requests to the Federal Reserve System 
and the response from Federal Reserve System available on the 
Bureau's public website. The Committee codifies this practice 
and further requires the CFPB to notify Congress of when it 
makes such a request and to describe in detail how requested 
funds compare to the CFPB's budget justification.
    Section 504. The Committee directs the CFPB to submit 
quarterly reports on its activities and to testify on its 
activities when requested. The report shall include, among 
other things, how the CFPB allocates its funds and staff.

                   Consumer Product Safety Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $114,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       117,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       114,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -3,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Consumer Product Safety Act established the Consumer 
Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an independent Federal 
regulatory agency, to reduce the risk of injury associated with 
consumer products.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $114,000,000 
for the CPSC, which is $3,000,000 less than the request.
    As the agency with jurisdiction over tens of thousands of 
consumer products, the CPSC has the opportunity to leverage its 
resources and contacts within the manufacturing industry to 
help drive education campaigns related to proper use of 
consumer products. Through working with industry, voluntary 
recalls have been largely successful. This cooperative 
relationship with industry can help save lives and CPSC 
resources, which can then be devoted to product recalls and 
promulgating risk-based rules.
    Import Safety.--The Committee remains supportive of the 
Import Safety initiative which places CPSC investigators at key 
ports of entry in order to stop defective products from 
entering the United States. The CPSC's coordination with U.S. 
Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is a cost effective and 
efficient use of CPSC resources and enforcement capabilities. 
The Committee believes resources in this area are being spent 
in a targeted and effective way and expects the CPSC to 
continue to devote resources to this program.
    GAO Study.--The Committee has included Section 628 
requiring GAO to conduct a quantitative and qualitative cost 
benefit analysis of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act 
of 2008 (CPSIA). The Committee believes the CPSIA reform bill 
passed in the 112th Congress (P.L. 112-28) addressed some of 
the concerns related to lead limits and onerous third-party 
testing requirements, but the Committee believes the reforms 
did not go far enough and that an analysis of the impact of the 
CPSIA is necessary.
    Pool and Spa Safety.--The Committee commends the CPSC for 
continuing to provide resources for the national and grassroots 
``Pool Safely'' campaign, a safety information and education 
program designed to reduce child drownings and neardrowning 
injuries and maintain a zero fatality rate for drain 
entrapments. This multifaceted initiative includes consumer and 
industry education efforts, press events, partnerships, 
outreach, and advertising. The Committee provides $500,000 to 
be available until expended, for the pool and spa safety grants 
program established by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa 
Safety Act. The Committee encourages the CPSC to continue its 
pool and spa safety education campaign.
    Window Coverings.--The Committee supports the cooperative 
efforts of the CPSC and window coverings industry to educate 
consumers on window covering safety. The Committee encourages 
CPSC to continue to partner with the Window Covering Safety 
Council (WCSC) or industry in the national consumer education 
safety campaign.

                     Election Assistance Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $11,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        11,060,000
Recommended in the bill...............................             - - -
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -11,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -11,063,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by 
the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) and is charged with 
implementing provisions of that Act relating to the reform of 
Federal election administration.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee strongly supports the successful 
administration of Federal elections and Help America Vote Act 
(HAVA) of 2002. However, the Committee believes the EAC is no 
longer effectively carrying out its mandate and should be 
eliminated. At present, all statutorily mandated positions are 
vacant and the agency has been operating without legislative 
authorization since 2005. The EAC has been unable to finalize 
rules approving new standards that were due at the end of 2010, 
and it has been unable to hold hearings or rule on appeals. All 
of the funds appropriated for HAVA grants have been distributed 
to the States, and for three years the Administration has not 
requested additional grant funding. Without HAVA grants to 
distribute, the work of the EAC consists of auditing HAVA grant 
money previously distributed, a task carried out by the EAC 
Inspector General, and examining new voting technologies, a 
task largely performed by the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology.
    In February 2013, rather than turn to the EAC, the 
President chose to form a new ad hoc commission to review and 
propose best practices related to concerns from the 2012 
election regarding polling place wait times, and military and 
oversees voting. This decision highlights the lack of 
confidence the Administration has in this agency.
    This Committee is not advocating doing away with the 
changes made to voting law in HAVA. Rather, the Committee 
believes these laws should be carried out by another agency 
better equipped to carry out these functions: the Federal 
Election Commission (FEC). The Committee supports legislation 
that has been introduced in the 113th Congress, and passed in 
the previous Congress, to terminate the EAC and transfer its 
authority and functions to the FEC. The EAC has been unable to 
attend to its congressionally mandated duties for over a year 
and no longer has a purpose. Especially during a time of fiscal 
constraint, this Committee can see no way to justify spending 
any additional taxpayer money on a non-functioning agency.

                   Federal Communications Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $339,844,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       359,299,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       320,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -19,844,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -39,299,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The mission of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 
is to implement the Communications Act of 1934 and assure the 
availability of high quality communications services for all 
Americans.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $320,000,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FCC for fiscal year 2014, 
all of which is to be derived from offsetting collections. This 
is $39,299,000 less than the request.
    The Committee recommendation includes bill language, 
similar to language included in previous Appropriations Acts, 
which allows: (1) up to $4,000 for official reception and 
representation expenses; (2) purchase and hire of motor 
vehicles; (3) special counsel fees; (4) collection of 
$320,000,000 in section 9 fees; (5) a prohibition on amounts 
collected in excess of $320,000,000 from being available for 
obligation; (6) a prohibition on remaining offsetting 
collections from prior years from being available for 
obligation; and (7) a cap of $89,400,000 for the administration 
and implementation of incentive auctions, as required by P.L. 
112-96, and (8) provides not less than $11,090,000 for the 
Office of the Inspector General.
    Organizational Structure.--The Committee believes the 
current organizational and management structure of the 
Commission does not reflect the technological development that 
has resulted in the convergence of today's telecommunications 
market. The increase in market-based competition should result 
in a smaller Commission with fewer staff. While the Commission 
is to be commended for its decision to establish a Technology 
Transition Task Force, its formation and membership affirms the 
Committee's view that the agency must organize itself to better 
reflect today's competitive environment. In order to address 
these issues, the Committee directs the Commission to submit a 
review of the current FCC organizational structure as well as a 
proposal for improvement that reflects today's technology 
landscape and competitive marketplace. This review should be 
submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations 
within 180 days of enactment of this Act.
    Improved Economic Analysis and Staffing.--The Committee is 
concerned that the Commission has too many administrative staff 
and believes the FCC should improve efficiency by focusing 
their hiring on essential staff. In a time of budget 
constraints, the Commission should be prioritizing mission-
critical staffing positions within, for instance, the Office of 
Engineering and Technology, not within the General Counsel's 
office, the Office of the Managing Director, or administrative 
staff across the agency. In addition, the Committee believes 
the Commission should take seriously the use of its economists. 
More cost-benefit analysis of Commission rules can help ensure 
the Commission is promoting, not stifling, innovation and 
investment in the sectors over which it regulates.
    Auction Administration.--The Committee has been supportive 
of the FCC's administration of incentive auctions, as required 
by P.L. 112-96, and recognizes the substantial work associated 
with the implementation of these auctions. The Committee 
appreciates the Commission including a separate budget page 
related to auction administration in their Congressional Budget 
Justification for fiscal year 2014; however, the Committee 
believes greater budget transparency is needed in order to 
better understand how the use of these revenues fits into the 
Commission's overall budget request. The Committee directs the 
Commission to provide within 30 days of enactment to the 
Committees on Appropriations in the House and Senate, and 
thereafter annually in its annual budget submission, a detailed 
justification as to how the Commission intends to spend these 
funds, including FTE levels and programmatic initiatives. In 
addition, the Committee directs the Commission to make its 
related annual detailed report on its use of auction funds 
publically available on its website.
    Rulemaking.--The Committee is concerned that the 
Commission's rulemaking process is unnecessarily opaque and 
lacks participation by outside stakeholders and the public. The 
agency's methodology has been questioned regarding the 
Commission's determination of the costs and benefits of 
proposed rules. The Committee strongly encourages the 
Commission improve and make more transparent its use of cost-
benefit analysis and to continue to review provisions within 
their jurisdiction to identify and remove outdated and onerous 
regulations.
    Regulatory Fees.--The offsetting collections are provided 
to the FCC to recover the costs of its regulatory activities 
including enforcement activities, policy and rulemaking 
activities, user information services, and international 
activities as provided for in Section 9 of the Communications 
Act. The Committee understands that despite the dramatic 
changes that have occurred in the communications marketplace, 
the methodology the FCC currently uses to derive its regulatory 
fees is essentially the same as the one developed in 1994. The 
Committee notes that there is longstanding broad and bipartisan 
support among Commissioners to update this methodology and is 
pleased the FCC recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 
to address this issue. The Committee encourages the Commission 
to issue a Final Rule in time for next year's payments by 
regulated entities.
    Call Completion.--Voice calls in rural areas not completing 
poses a public safety risk and negatively affects rural 
businesses and consumers. The Committee recommends that the 
FCC, upon receiving public comments on its Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking in WC Docket No. 13-39, expeditiously issue a Final 
Rule addressing the problems regarding rural call completion.
    Broadband Access.--The Committee is concerned about the 
disparity in access to broadband between the territories and 
the 50 states. The Committee encourages the Commission to 
implement policies that increase broadband accessibility and 
adoption in the territories.
    U.S. Satellite Interests.--The Committee is concerned about 
the satellite coordination dispute between the U.S. and Russia 
regarding areas serving critical regions of North and South 
America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Because of the 
unique circumstances of this dispute, the Committee believes 
the Commission should lay out the specific steps it is taking 
to resolve this matter in a manner which protects U.S. rights 
and interests. The Committee will continue to actively monitor 
this issue and expects the Commission to update the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House and Senate, the House Committee 
on Energy and Commerce, and the Senate Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation on any developments related to this 
issue.

                 Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $34,568,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        34,568,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        34,568,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Funding for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at 
the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is provided 
pursuant to 31 U.S.C. 1105(a)(25), which requires a separate 
appropriation account for appropriations for each Office of 
Inspector General established under section 11(2) of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $34,568,000 from the Deposit 
Insurance Fund and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance 
Corporation (FSLIC) Resolution Fund to finance the OIG for 
fiscal year 2014, which is the same as fiscal year 2013 and the 
request.

                      Federal Election Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $66,367,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        65,791,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        65,791,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -576,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) administers the 
disclosure of campaign finance information, enforces 
limitations on contributions and expenditures, and performs 
other tasks related to Federal elections.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $65,791,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FEC for fiscal year 2014, 
which is $576,000 less than fiscal year 2013 and the same as 
the request.

                   Federal Labor Relations Authority


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $24,723,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        25,490,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        24,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -723,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,490,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    Established by title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 
1978, the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) serves as a 
neutral arbiter in the labor activities of non-postal Federal 
employees, Departments and agencies, and Federal unions on 
matters outlined in the Act, including collective bargaining 
and the settlement of disputes. Establishment of the FLRA gives 
full recognition to the role of the Federal Government as an 
employer. Under the Foreign Service Act of 1980, the FLRA also 
addresses similar issues affecting Foreign Service personnel by 
providing full staff support for the Foreign Service Impasse 
Disputes Panel and the Foreign Service Labor Relations Board.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,000,000 
for the FLRA, which is $1,490,000 less than the request.

                        Federal Trade Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $311,563,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       301,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       295,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       -16,563,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -6,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to 
enforce a variety of Federal antitrust and consumer protection 
laws. Appropriations for both the Antitrust Division of the 
Department of Justice and the Commission are partially financed 
by Hart-Scott-Rodino Act pre-merger filing fees. The 
Commission's appropriation is also partially offset by Do-Not-
Call registry fees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $295,000,000 
for the Salaries and Expenses of the FTC for fiscal year 2014, 
which is $16,563,000 less than fiscal year 2013 and $6,000,000 
less than the request. The Congressional Budget Office 
estimates $103,300,000 of collections from Hart-Scott-Rodino 
premerger filing fees and $15,000,000 of collections from Do-
Not-Call list fees will partially offset the appropriation 
requirement for this account.
    Agency Overlap.--The creation of the Bureau of Consumer 
Financial Protection (CFPB) transferred some areas of consumer 
protection jurisdiction that were once the sole purview of the 
FTC to the CFPB. The Committee is aware of the Memorandum of 
Understanding signed by both the CFPB and the FTC and 
understands that the agencies consult on areas of common 
jurisdiction, such as debt collection. The Committee intends to 
continue to monitor this issue as duplicative efforts in 
regulatory rulemaking are unhelpful to agency budgets and could 
place unnecessary burdens on businesses, the economy, and the 
American taxpayer. The Committee expects the FTC to continue to 
ensure duplicative efforts on rulemakings are avoided before 
agency resources are wasted.

                    General Services Administration

    The Committee appreciates the General Services 
Administration's (GSA) renewed commitment to economy and 
ethics, subsequent to the Inspector General's (IG) management 
deficiency report (April 2, 2012) on the wasteful spending and 
outrageous behavior at the 2010 Western Regions Conference. GSA 
has since installed new leadership, whose goal is to rebuild a 
more humble and successful agency. However, the Committee 
believes that GSA will benefit from continued Congressional 
oversight to ensure the changes being put in place today are 
both effective and long-lasting. To that end, the Committee has 
restructured several of GSA's appropriations accounts to 
separate administrative funds from program funds. The mind 
reader, bicycles, and commemorative tokens at 2010 Western 
Regions Conference were financed out of the same appropriation 
made available to repair roofs and windows, to provide heating 
and air conditioning, and to provide building security. The 
Committee also divides the Operating Expenses appropriation 
into the three separate appropriations--Real and Personal 
Property Management Disposal, the Office of the Administrator, 
and the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals--because of the 
separate and unrelated nature of these activities.
    GSA, like many agencies, has a Working Capital Fund (WCF) 
to purchase and provide administrative services for its various 
offices. The Committee believes that when governed in a open 
and transparent manner to the benefit of its clients, a WCF 
reduces costs by using economies of scale. Over time, however, 
GSA's WCF has grown from providing bland commodities, such as 
printing, that are easy to measure on a per unit basis to 
include offices that provide program direction and policy 
coordination that are inherently difficult to measure. The 
amount of staff and dollars that roll in and out of the WCF has 
grown commensurate with these changes. Since these funds are 
outside of the Congressional review process, the Committee 
introduces language limiting the amount of funds that GSA can 
obligate from the WCF and asks for additional reports.
    The Committee also includes language requiring GSA to 
report to the Congress when it uses its taking and exchange 
authorities. The Committee appreciates that GSA is taking 
advantage its authorities to dispose of properties that no 
longer meet the needs of Federal agencies in exchange for 
assets of like value. The Committee believes that exchanges can 
be used to reduce the cost to taxpayers. However, the most 
valuable exchanges will inevitably involve very complex, multi-
year, multi-party, multi-billion dollar contracts with 
covenants and contingencies--the only thing harder than 
negotiating an exchange is enforcing an exchange contract. The 
Committee's desire to be watchful and informed of these 
activities has resulted in the inclusion of language requiring 
GSA to regularly and routinely inform the Congress about its 
plans to exercise this authority.
    The Committee also wants to better understand both GSA's 
and the Federal government's inventory of properties. 
Therefore, the Committee requires GSA to provide additional 
data on its leased and owned portfolios and the costs 
associated with maintaining this portfolio and to release long 
overdue Federal Real Property Profile summaries to the public.
    Last year, the GSA IG found abuse in a GSA Hats Off awards 
program. This year, GSA IG issued a report (GSA Practices for 
Executive Performance Recognition and Awards, JEF12-017-000) 
that identified ``a willingness by GSA to violate legal 
requirements that resulted in an opaque evaluation and awards 
system, with a manufactured process that failed to protect the 
rights of [Senior Executive Service] members, made review of 
the validity of individual awards impossible, and impeded 
review of the overall program'' for the 2009-2011 period. The 
Committee is concerned that questionable bonuses and awards 
were not limited to a specific bureau in a specific region, but 
seem susceptible to abuse up and down the chain of command 
across the agency. To that end, the Committee includes language 
prohibiting funds for additional bonuses and awards until a 
comprehensive review of the employee award system is completed.
    While the Committee appreciates that the process for 
reviewing and organizing conferences has changed, the Committee 
wants to better understand the overlap between conferences and 
training, but more importantly, the substance and effectiveness 
of GSA's employee training program. The Committee includes a 
provision requiring additional information on GSA's training 
activities.
    The Committee appreciates GSA's efforts to correct its 
failures and be of use, rather an embarrassment, to other 
Federal agencies. The Committee includes the language described 
above to help GSA prove to the Congress and American people 
that truly has reformed and to steer GSA towards becoming a 
model Federal agency.

                        REAL PROPERTY ACTIVITIES

                         FEDERAL BUILDINGS FUND

                 LIMITATIONS ON AVAILABILITY OF REVENUE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2013......    $8,017,967,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           9,950,560,000
 fiscal year 2014.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     7,541,470,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013.........      -476,497,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2014 request.    -2,409,090,000


    The Federal Buildings Fund (FBF) finances the activities of 
the Public Buildings Service (PBS), which provides space and 
services for Federal agencies in a relationship similar to that 
of landlord and tenant. The FBF, established in 1975, replaces 
direct appropriations by using income derived from rent 
assessments, which approximate commercial rates for comparable 
space and services. The Committee makes funds available through 
a process of placing limitations on obligations from the FBF as 
a way of allocating funds for various FBF activities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation on the availability 
of funds of $7,541,470,000 for the FBF, which is $2,409,090,000 
less than the request.
    To carry out the purposes of the FBF, the revenues and 
collections deposited into the FBF shall be available for 
necessary expenses in the aggregate amount of $7,541,470,000 of 
which: $635,000,000 is for capital projects, $106,470,000 is 
for installment acquisition payments (including payments on 
purchase contracts), $4,700,000,000 is for rental of space, 
$1,100,000,000 is for building operations and maintenance, and 
$1,000,000,000 is for Public Buildings Service, Salaries and 
Expenses.
    Historically prior to obligating funding for prospectus 
level construction, alterations or leases, the Administration 
has waited for the project to be authorized through a 
resolution approved by the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure in the House and the Committee on Environment 
and Public Works in the Senate as required by title 40 of the 
United States Code and in accordance with the proviso included 
in the Federal Buildings Fund appropriations limiting the 
obligation of funds to prospectus-level projects approved by 
the authorizing committees. The Committee supports this process 
and believes that prospectus level projects warrant a thorough 
review from both the Appropriations Committee and the 
authorizing committee. The Committee expects the Administration 
to continue to follow this process.

                            CAPITAL PROJECTS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2013* **..      $330,000,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           2,118,549,000
 fiscal year 2014**...................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       635,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013.........      +305,000,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2014 request.   -1,483,549,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this some of this activity was previously provided and
  funded under the ``Construction and Acquisition'' and ``Repairs and
  Alterations'' headings, which the recommendation proposes to
  eliminate.

    Capital projects are the project cost of design, 
construction, and management and inspection costs of new 
Federal facilities; the repair, alteration, and modernization 
of existing real estate assets; and the acquisition of land and 
buildings that exceed the prospectus threshold.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $635,000,000 for 
capital projects, which is $1,483,549,000 less than the 
request. Funding for projects that exceed the prospectus 
threshold were previously provided under the headings 
``Construction and Acquisition'' and ``Repairs and 
Alterations''. For 2014, the Committee recommends eliminating 
these headings and instead provides funding for both of these 
types of projects in amounts specific to the priorities of the 
Judiciary, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Public 
Buildings Service. With limited available funding, agencies are 
expected to prioritize their capital needs between construction 
of new facilities and major repair and alterations of existing 
facilities. Therefore, the Committee has combined funds for new 
construction and major repairs and alterations into one account 
that is available for the agencies' highest priority capital 
needs. The number of projects proposed in the budget request 
for the Federal Judiciary and the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation exceed that of other agencies. Therefore, the 
Committee has designated funds to meet the highest priorities 
needs of these agencies.
    Judiciary.--The Committee recommends $100,000,000 for the 
construction, acquisition, repair, alteration, and security 
projects for the Judiciary as prioritized by the Judicial 
Conference of the United States. The Administration requested 
$285,600,000 for 14 alternations and acquisition projects. The 
Judicial Conference requested $306,400,000 for four 
construction projects. The funds provided are less 20 percent 
of the identified capital need. The Judicial Conference of the 
United States shall prioritize these funds to address the 
highest capital needs.
    Federal Bureau of Investigation.--The Committee recommends 
$125,000,000 for the projects included in the budget request 
for the construction, acquisition, repair, and alteration 
projects for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as 
prioritized by the Director. The Administration requested 
$260,657,000 for five alterations and construction projects. 
The FBI shall fund its highest identified capital needs from 
these funds.
    Public Buildings Service.--The Committee recommends 
$50,000,000 for the projects included in the budget request for 
the construction, acquisition, repair, and alteration projects 
as prioritized by the Public Buildings Service Commissioner, 
which is $1,520,014,000 less than the request of $1,570,014,000 
for 36 such projects, including those for the Judiciary and 
FBI.
    Consolidation Activities.--The Committee recommends 
$100,000,000 for the cost of consolidating space, which is 
equal to the request. Given the reduction in the Federal 
workforce and Federal agency budgets, the Committee believes 
that it is prudent to reduce the GSA building inventory, 
particularly with regard to the thousands of surplus and 
underutilized buildings. The Committee appreciates the 
Administration's commitment to ``freeze the footprint'' of the 
Federal government (OMB management procedures memorandum 2013-
02) by prohibiting increases in the total square footage of 
domestic offices and warehouses.
    The Committee gives preference to projects that achieve an 
``all-in'' utilization rate of 170 usable square feet or less 
per person. The ``all-in'' utilization rate is determined by 
dividing the total usable square footage by the number of 
personnel in a building.
    Basic Repairs and Alternations.--The Committee recommends 
$260,000,000 for basic repairs and alterations, which is 
$118,535,000 less than the request. Basic repairs and 
alterations are non-recurring repairs and alterations projects 
between $10,000 and the current prospectus threshold of 
$2,850,000.
    Ports of Entry.--With the proper safeguards, a partnership 
among the General Services Administration, the Department of 
Homeland Security, local governments, and the private sector 
could enhance infrastructure around critical land ports, 
seaports, and airports. Conceptually, these partnerships could 
help facilitate trade and travel while making ports both secure 
and efficient. The Committee supports exploring this concept to 
work in the best interest of the American taxpayer.

                    INSTALLMENT ACQUISITION PAYMENTS




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2013*.....      $126,801,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,             113,470,000
 fiscal year 2014.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................       106,470,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013.........       -20,331,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2014 request.       -7,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The installment acquisition payments are interest payments 
to the Federal Financing Bank for facilities constructed under 
the Public Building Amendment of 1972 and lease-purchase 
agreements since 1987, consisting of a total of 80 projects.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $106,470,000 for 
installation acquisition payments, which is $7,000,000 less 
than the request. The Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act 
of 2013 (P.L. 113-6) provided $7,043,870 more than required in 
fiscal year 2013 for this activity. The Committee assumes these 
unobligated funds are available for this activity in fiscal 
year 2014. No personnel are funded in this account.

                            RENTAL OF SPACE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2013*.....    $5,210,198,000
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,           5,387,109,000
 fiscal year 2014.....................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     4,700,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013.........      -510,198,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2014 request.     -687,109,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The rental of space program funds lease payments made to 
privately-owned buildings, temporary space for Federal 
employees during major repair and alteration projects, and 
relocations from Federal buildings due to forced moves and 
relocations as a result of health and safety conditions.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $4,700,000,000 for 
rental of space, which is $687,109,000 less the request. No 
personnel are funded in this account.

                  BUILDING OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE




Limitations on Availability of Revenue:
    Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2013* **..             - - -
    Limitation on availability, budget estimate,          $1,158,869,000
 fiscal year 2014**...................................
    Recommended in the bill...........................     1,100,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013.........    +1,158,869,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2014 request.      -58,869,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested under
  the ``Building Operations'' heading, which the recommendation proposes
  to eliminate.

    The building operations and maintenance program funds 
services that Federal agencies in GSA-owned buildings and 
occasionally in GSA-leased buildings, when not provided by the 
lessor, directly benefit from such as building security, 
cleaning, utilities, window washing, snow removal, pest 
control, and maintenance of heating, air conditioning, 
ventilating, plumbing, sewage, electrical, elevator, escalator, 
and fire protection systems.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,100,000,000 for 
Building Operations and Maintenance, which is $58,869,000 less 
than the request. No personnel are funded in this account.

                        PUBLIC BUILDINGS SERVICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Limitation on availability, fiscal year 2013* **......             - - -
Limitation on availability, budget estimate, fiscal       $1,172,563,000
 year 2014**..........................................
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,000,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2013.........    +1,172,563,000
    Availability limitation, fiscal year 2014 request.     -172,563,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested under
  the ``Building Operations'' heading, which the recommendation proposes
  to eliminate.

    The Public Buildings Service (PBS) Salaries and Expenses 
account funds all the personnel and administrative expenses for 
carrying out construction and acquisition, repair and 
alteration, and leasing activities. The project or program 
costs of these activities are funded separately.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a limitation of $1,000,000,000 for 
Public Buildings Service (PBS) Salaries and Expenses, which is 
$172,563,000 less than the request.

                           GENERAL ACTIVITIES

                         GOVERNMENT-WIDE POLICY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $61,115,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        62,548,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        53,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -8,115,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -9,548,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Government-Wide Policy provides Federal 
agencies with guidelines, best practices, and performance 
measures for complying with all the laws, regulations, and 
executive orders related to: acquisition and procurement, 
personal and real property management, travel and 
transportation management, electronic customer service 
delivery, and use of Federal advisory committees.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $53,000,000, 
which is $9,548,000 less than the request. None of the funds 
for the Office are available for acquisition-related systems 
that collect information about campaign contributions. In 
combination with section 516, the Committee requires the public 
release of the Federal Real Property Reports for 2011-2013.
    Green Buildings.--The Committee shares the GSA's goal of 
reducing building expenses through the efficient use of energy 
and water. The Committee is concerned, however, that GSA's 
current green building policies and practices are tailored to 
reflect the standards of a specific third-party certification 
system rather than the public interest in greater energy and 
water efficiency. All agencies should be wary of becoming 
captured; no third-party certification program has a monopoly 
on how to attain efficiency, much less sustainability. For 
example, efficiency and sustainability can be achieved not just 
through the design of buildings or major renovations and the 
selection of materials, but also through proper building 
maintenance and usage, building codes, energy codes, energy 
efficiency rating systems, or a combination thereof. The 
Committee encourages GSA to take a comprehensive and science-
based approach to the certification of green buildings, 
recognizing there are the multiple means to the same end.
    Greening projects for Federal buildings should not be 
undertaken unless GSA can clearly justify that the additional 
expenses will be more than offset by a reduction in subsequent 
operating expenses as a result of the project. The Committee 
directs GSA to report by March 14, 2014, on how it measures and 
monitors building operations costs; how it divides these costs 
among tenant agencies; and how it can give tenant agencies a 
greater ability to affect their consumption, and therefore, 
their cost of building services.
    Under the Federal Buildings Fund, language is included to 
prohibit funds to implement or use green building standards 
that are not voluntary consensus standards as defined by Office 
of Management and Budget Circular A-119.
    GSA contracting issues.--The Committee appreciates the 
Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Council publication of a 
list of untimely contractors pursuant to section 1334 of the 
Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. While this publication is a 
step in the right direction, the Committee remains concerned 
about untimely payments between prime contractors and 
subcontractors. Small businesses are often subcontractors and 
late payments from prime contractors create serious cash flow 
management problems for these small businesses. The Committee 
expects contracting officers for members of the FAR Council, to 
consider the unjustified failure by a prime contractor to make 
a full or timely payment to a subcontractor in evaluating the 
performance of the prime contractor. Additionally, the 
Committee strongly encourages GSA to make publically available 
the list of untimely contractors through the Federal Awardee 
Performance and Integrity Information System as specified in 
section 1334 of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.

             REAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DISPOSAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013* **...................       $30,024,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014**....................        28,030,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        28,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -2,024,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -30,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested under
  the ``Operating Expenses'' heading, which the recommendation proposes
  to eliminate.

    The account funds the Personal Property Utilization and 
Donation program, which transfers personal property no longer 
needed by a Federal agency to other Federal agencies, State and 
local governments, and nonprofit organizations. The account 
also funds the Office of Real Property Utilization and 
Disposal, which transfers or sells unneeded property assets to 
benefit the Federal government and surrounding communities.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,000,000 
for Real and Personal Property Management Disposal, which is 
$30,000 less than the request. Funding for these activities was 
previously provided and requested within the Operating Expenses 
heading, which the recommendation proposes to eliminate in 
order to separate administrative from program expenses.
    Property Disposal.--Within 60 days of enactment of this 
Act, the Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service shall 
submit a report to the Committee on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives and Senate on disposal of real property 
activities, including exchanges, for fiscal year 2013. In a 
searchable, electronic format, the report shall identify by 
address the property by date on which it entered the excess, 
transfer, surplus, conveyance, negotiated sale, public sale, 
and sold stage of the disposal process, including the size, 
annual cost of operating and maintaining the property while it 
is in the disposal process, and sale proceeds. If the property 
is sold for services instead of cash, the report will include a 
description of service, period of time for which the service is 
provided, and the agreed upon value of the service. In fiscal 
year 2014, every 30 days after the end of a quarter, the 
Commissioner will provide an update of this same activity.

                      OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013* **...................       $29,955,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014**....................        27,378,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -3,455,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -878,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested under
  the ``Operating Expenses'' heading, which the recommendation proposes
  to eliminate.

    The Office of the Administrator account funds GSA's 
executive leadership offices: the Administrator; the Regional 
Administrators; the Office of Congressional and 
Intergovernmental Affairs; the Office of Emergency Response and 
Recovery; and the Office of Communications and Marketing.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $26,500,000 to 
the Office of the Administrator, which is $878,000 less than 
the request. Funding for these activities was previously 
provided and requested within the Operating Expenses heading, 
which the recommendation proposes to eliminate in order to 
separate administrative from program expenses.
    Congressional Affairs.--The Committee is frustrated by the 
non-responses or delayed responses to its requests for 
information, briefings, and site visits. The Committee has a 
duty to perform oversight and to ask hard questions in order to 
report an informed bill to the House of Representatives. The 
Committee believes GSA Office of Congressional Affairs needs to 
work on facilitating timely and complete responses.

                   CIVILIAN BOARD OF CONTRACT APPEALS




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013* **...................         9,521,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014**....................         9,045,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,966,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -555,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -79,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested under
  the ``Operating Expenses'' heading, which the recommendation proposes
  to eliminate.

    The Civilian Board of Contract Appeals was established in 
2006 to hear and decide contract disputes between contractors 
and agencies. The Board's authority extends to all agencies 
except for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics 
and Space Administration, the United States Postal Service, the 
Postal Regulatory Commission, and the Tennessee Valley 
Authority.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,966,000 for 
the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals, which is $79,000 less 
than request. Funding for this activity was previously provided 
and requested within the Operating Expenses heading, which the 
recommendation proposes to eliminate in order to separate 
administrative from program expenses.

                    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $58,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        62,908,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        68,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +10,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +5,092,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides agency-wide audit and 
investigative functions to identify and correct GSA management 
and administrative deficiencies that create conditions for 
existing or potential instances of fraud, waste, and 
mismanagement. The audit function provides internal and 
contract audits. Internal audits review and evaluate all facets 
of GSA operations and programs, test internal control systems, 
and develop information to improve operating efficiencies and 
enhance customer services. Contract audits provide professional 
advice to GSA contracting officials on accounting and financial 
matters relative to the negotiation, award, administration, 
repricing, and settlement of contracts. The investigative 
function provides for the detection and investigation of 
improper and illegal activities involving GSA programs, 
personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $68,000,000 
for the OIG, which is $5,092,000 more than the request.

                INFORMATION AND ENGAGEMENT FOR CITIZENS

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013* **...................       $46,500,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014**....................        54,954,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        40,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -6,500,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -14,954,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.
**Funding for this activity was previously provided and requested under
  the headings ``Electronic Government'' and ``Federal Citizen Services
  Fund'', which the recommendation proposes to eliminate.

    The Committee creates an ``Information and Engagement for 
Citizens'' account by combining the ``Electronic Government 
Fund'' and ``Federal Citizen Services Fund''. While these funds 
were created at different periods of time and developed 
different programs, they share a common objective--making it 
easier for citizens to understand and interact with their 
government. Whether that means delivering information in the 
mail or in a tweet, answering questions on the phone or on-
line, or tracking grants and business opportunities, the 
purpose of ``Information and Engagement for Citizens'' is to 
provide electronic or other methods of providing access and 
understanding of Federal information, benefits, and services to 
citizens, businesses, other governments, and the media.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $40,000,000, 
which is $14,954,000 less than the request. The Committee 
expects the funds provided for these activities, combined with 
efficiency gains and resource prioritization will result in 
increased delivery of information to the public and in the ease 
of transaction with the government. The programmatic cost and 
responsibility for the USAspending.gov website is supported by 
the Department of the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service 
in fiscal year 2014.
    All the income collected by the Office of Citizen Services 
and Innovative Technologies (OCSIT) in the form of 
reimbursements from Federal agencies, user fees for 
publications ordered by the public, payments from private 
entities for services rendered, and gifts from the public is 
available to the OCSIT without regard to fiscal year 
limitations, but is subject to an annual limitation of 
$90,000,000. Any revenues accruing in excess of this amount 
shall remain in the fund and are not available for expenditure 
except as authorized in Appropriation Acts.
    The Committee wants to continue to review the performance 
of ``e-initiatives'' and expects the Office of Management and 
Budget and General Services Administration to submit a detailed 
expenditure plan prior to obligation of funds under this 
account. The plan should describe the projects selected; and 
the budget, timeline, objectives and expected benefits and 
savings realized for each project.

       Administrative Provisions--General Services Administration


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 505. The Committee continues the provision 
providing authority for the use of funds for the hire of motor 
vehicles.
    Section 506. The Committee modifies the provision providing 
that funds made available for activities of the Federal 
Buildings Fund may be transferred between appropriations with 
advance approval of the Congress to apply to funds provided in 
prior appropriations Acts.
    Section 507. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring funds proposed for developing courthouse construction 
requests to meet appropriate standards and the priorities of 
the Judicial Conference.
    Section 508. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that no funds may be used to increase the amount of 
occupiable square feet, provide cleaning services, security 
enhancements, or any other service usually provided, to any 
agency which does not pay the requested rent.
    Section 509. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits GSA to pay small claims (up to $250,000) made against 
the Federal government.
    Section 510. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Administrator to ensure that the delineated area 
of procurement for all lease agreements is identical to the 
delineated area included in the prospectus unless prior notice 
is given to the Committees.
    Section 511. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring GSA to submit quarterly reports on its use of its 
takings and exchanges authorities. The Committee wants to 
better understand how these authorities are utilized and how 
they affect future costs of the Federal Buildings Fund.
    Section 512. The Committee includes a new provision that 
requires a report about the Working Capital Fund.
    Section 513. The Committee includes a new provision that 
limits the obligations of the Working Capital Fund to 
$675,000,000.
    Section 514. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring a report on training.
    Section 515. The Committee includes a new provision that 
prohibits funding for employee awards until GSA submits a 
report on employee salaries and awards and an evaluation of its 
employee awards program.
    Section 516. The Committee includes a new provision with 
regards to the Federal Real Property Report.
    Section 517. The Committee includes a new provision 
requiring a report on the Integrated Acquisition Environment 
and System for Award Management programs.
    Section 518. The Committee includes a new provision that 
requires quarterly reports about the Federal Buildings Fund 
portfolio, rental rates, space utilization rates, and expenses. 
The ``all-in'' utilization rate is determined by dividing the 
total usable square footage by the number of personnel in a 
building.

                     Merit Systems Protection Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $42,603,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        42,415,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        42,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -603,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -415,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is an 
independent, quasi-judicial agency established to protect the 
civil service merit system. The MSPB adjudicates appeals 
primarily involving personnel actions, certain Federal employee 
complaints, and retirement benefits issues. The MSPB reports to 
the President whether merit systems are sufficiently free of 
prohibited employment practices.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,000,000 
for the MSPB, which is $415,000 less than the request. The 
recommendation includes a transfer of $2,345,000 from the Civil 
Service Retirement and Disability Fund.

              National Archives and Records Administration

    For fiscal year 2014, the Committee recommendation for the 
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) includes 
funding for the Operating Expenses, Office of Inspector 
General, and Repairs and Restoration. The Committee recommends 
a total appropriation of $363,100,000 for NARA in fiscal year 
2014, which is $11,400,000 less than fiscal year 2013 and 
$4,736,000 less than the request.

                           OPERATING EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $373,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       370,706,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       369,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -4,300,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,706,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides NARA with funds for its basic 
operations for management of the Federal government's archives 
and records, services to the public, operation of Presidential 
libraries, review for declassification of classified security 
information, and includes the Electronic Records Archives which 
preserves, stores, and manages digital Federal records for 
archival purposes, ensuring long-term access.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $369,000,000 
for the Operating Expenses of NARA, which is $4,300,000 less 
than fiscal year 2013 and $1,706,000 less than the request.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $4,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         4,130,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         4,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................             - - -
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          -30,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) provides audits and 
investigations and serves as an independent, internal advocate 
to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within NARA.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,100,000 for 
the OIG, which is the same as fiscal year 2013 and $30,000 less 
than the request.

                        REPAIRS AND RESTORATION




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $9,100,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         8,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         8,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,100,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides for the repair, alteration, and 
improvement of Archives facilities and Presidential libraries 
nationwide. It enables the National Archives to maintain its 
facilities in proper condition for visitors, researchers, and 
employees, and also maintain the structural integrity of the 
buildings.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,000,000 for 
repairs and restoration, which is $1,100,000 less than fiscal 
year 2013 and the same as the request.

 National Historical Publications and Records Commission Grants Program





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

*FY 13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004
  OMB ATB.

    The National Historical Publications and Records Commission 
(NHPRC) program provides for grants to preserve and publish 
records that document American history. Administered within the 
National Archives and Records Administration, the NHPRC helps 
State, local, and private institutions preserve non-Federal 
records, helps publish the papers of major figures in American 
history, and helps archivists and records managers improve 
their techniques, training, and ability to serve a range of 
information users.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,000,000 for 
the NHPRC grants program, which is $2,000,000 less than fiscal 
year 2013 and equal to the request.

                  National Credit Union Administration


               COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $1,247,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         1,128,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         1,200,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           -47,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................          +72,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Community Development Revolving Loan Fund Program 
(CDRLF) was established in 1979 to assist officially designated 
``low-income'' credit unions in providing basic financial 
services to low-income communities. Low-interest loans and 
deposits are made available to assist these credit unions. 
Loans or deposits are normally repaid in five years, although 
shorter repayment periods may be considered. Technical 
assistance grants are also available to low-income credit 
unions. Earnings generated from the CDRLF are available to fund 
technical assistance grants in addition to funds provided for 
specifically in appropriations acts. Grants are available for 
improving operations as well as addressing safety and soundness 
issues.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,200,000 for 
the National Credit Union Administration's CDRLF for technical 
assistance grants for fiscal year 2014, which is $47,000 less 
than fiscal year 2013. The Committee expects the CDRLF to 
continue making loans from their available funds derived from 
repaid loans and interest earned on previous loans to 
designated credit unions.

                      Office of Government Ethics


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $18,664,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        15,325,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        15,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -3,664,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -325,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) established by the 
Ethics in Government Act of 1978, partners with other executive 
branch Departments and agencies to foster high ethical 
standards. The OGE issues and monitors rules, regulations, and 
memoranda pertaining to the prevention and resolution of 
conflicts of interest, post-employment restrictions, standards 
of conduct, and financial disclosure for executive branch 
employees. The OGE is also responsible for creating and running 
an electronic financial disclosure system under the Stop 
Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,000,000 
for the OGE, which is $325,000 less than the request. The 
Committee notes the STOCK Act gives OGE new responsibilities 
and directs OGE to provide the Committee with quarterly 
spending reports on the implementation of the requirements 
under the STOCK Act.

                     Office of Personnel Management


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $210,290,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       214,335,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       210,090,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -4,245,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is the Federal 
agency responsible for management of Federal human resources 
policy and oversight of the merit civil service system. OPM 
provides a government-wide policy framework for personnel 
matters, advises and assists agencies (often on a reimbursable 
basis), and ensures that agency operations are consistent with 
requirements of law, with emphasis on such issues as veterans 
preference. OPM oversees examining of applicants for 
employment; issues regulations and policies on hiring, 
classification and pay, training, investigations; and many 
other aspects of personnel management, and operates a 
reimbursable training program for the Federal Government's 
managers and executives. OPM is also responsible for 
administering the retirement, health benefits and life 
insurance programs affecting most Federal employees, retired 
Federal employees, and their survivors.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $95,557,000 
for the General Fund, which is $200,000 less than the request. 
The Committee also recommends $114,533,000 for administrative 
expenses, $4,045,000 less than the request, to be transferred 
from the appropriate trust funds.
    Additionally, as part of OPM's mission to recruit and hire 
the most talented and diverse Federal workforce, the Committee 
encourages Federal agencies to increase recruitment efforts 
within the United States territories.
    OPM has struggled for decades to process Federal retirees' 
pension claims quickly and accurately. As a result, tens of 
thousands of new retirees wait months to receive their complete 
annuities--some wait more than a year--and in the meantime they 
struggle to get by on reduced interim pensions. The Committee 
expects OPM to make retirement processing a priority and is 
pleased with OPM's recent efforts to correct this problem 
through the implementation of its strategic plan. Still, the 
Committee believes that the backlog and delays in retirement 
processing are unacceptable and directs OPM to provide the 
Committee with monthly reports on its progress in addressing 
the backlog in claims.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                  (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF TRUST FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $24,316,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        26,024,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        26,024,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +1,708,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    This appropriation provides for the Office of Inspector 
General's (OIG) agency-wide audit, investigative, evaluation, 
and inspection functions, which identify management and 
administrative deficiencies, fraud, waste and mismanagement. 
The OIG performs internal agency audits and insurance audits, 
and offers contract audit services. Internal audits review and 
evaluate all facets of agency operations, including financial 
statements. Evaluation and inspection services provide detailed 
technical evaluations of agency operations. Insurance audits 
review the operations of health and life insurance carriers, 
health care providers, and insurance subscribers. Contract 
auditors provide professional advice to agency contracting 
officials on accounting and financial matters regarding the 
negotiation, award, administration, repricing, and settlement 
of contracts. The investigative function provides for the 
detection and investigation of improper and illegal activities 
involving programs, personnel, and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a general fund appropriation of 
$4,684,000 for the OIG, which is equal to the request. In 
addition, the recommendation provides $21,340,000 from 
appropriate trust funds, which is equal to the request.

                       Office of Special Counsel


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $18,972,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        20,639,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,639,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +1,667,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Special Counsel (OSC): (1) investigates 
Federal employee allegations of prohibited personnel practices 
(including reprisal for whistleblowing) and, when appropriate, 
prosecutes before the Merit Systems Protection Board; (2) 
provides a channel for whistleblowing by Federal employees; and 
(3) enforces the Hatch Act. The Office may transmit 
whistleblower allegations to the agency head concerned and 
require an agency investigation and a report to the Congress 
and the President when appropriate. Additionally, the Office 
enforces the civilian employment and reemployment rights of 
military service members under the Uniformed Services 
Employment and Re-employment Rights Act.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,639,000 
for the OSC, which is equal to the request.

                      Postal Regulatory Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $14,304,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        14,304,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        14,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -304,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -304,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Commission establishes and maintains the U.S. Postal 
Service's ratemaking systems, measures service and performance, 
ensures accountability, and has enforcement mechanisms, 
including the authority to issue subpoenas.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation, out of the 
Postal Fund, of $14,000,000 for the Postal Regulatory 
Commission, which is $304,000 less than the request.

              Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................          $900,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         3,100,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         3,100,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        +2,200,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board is an 
independent agency within the Executive Branch whose purpose is 
to (1) analyze and review actions the Executive Branch takes to 
protect the nation from terrorism, ensuring that the need for 
such actions is balanced with the need to protect privacy and 
civil liberties; and (2) ensure that liberty concerns are 
appropriately considered in the development and implementation 
of laws, regulations, and policies related to efforts to 
protect the nation against terrorism. The Board consists of 4 
part-time members and full-time chairman.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $3,100,000 for the Board which is 
the same as the budget request. While the Board was authorized 
in 2007, the Board did not have any Members until 2012 and did 
not have a chairman until May 2013. The Committee is 
disappointed that the Administration took so many years to fill 
these oversight positions. The Committee expects the Board to 
conduct vigorous oversight over the Executive Branch and 
directs the Board to provide quarterly reports to the 
Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on the 
Judiciary describing the oversight activities of the Board 
during the previous quarter and those planned for the remainder 
of the fiscal year.

             Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $28,350,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        12,500,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        20,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -8,350,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       +7,500,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board 
(Recovery Board) was authorized in the American Recovery and 
Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) (Recovery Act). The 
Recovery Board is comprised of Inspectors General of agencies 
administering programs and overseeing spending authorized in 
the Recovery Act. The Recovery Board conducts and coordinates 
activities related to the accountability, transparency, and 
oversight of spending under the Recovery Act and oversees the 
administration of Recovery.gov, a website providing detailed 
information on the implementation of the Recovery Act. The 
Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 extended the Board's 
authorization for two years and expanded its responsibilities 
to process, track, and oversee the $60.2 billion in Hurricane 
Sandy spending. In addition, the Board assists other government 
entities investigate fraud, waste, and abuse by providing data 
analytic support through the Board's Recovery Operations 
Center.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $20,000,000 for the Recovery 
Accountability and Transparency Board, which is $7,500,000 more 
than the request. The Committee supports the Board's work to 
improve transparency and identify fraud, waste, and abuse in 
government spending.

                   Securities and Exchange Commission


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................    $1,321,000,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................     1,674,000,000
Recommended in the bill...............................     1,371,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +50,000,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................     -303,000,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The primary mission of the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain the 
integrity of the securities markets, and assure adequate 
information on the capital markets is made available to market 
participants and policy makers. This includes monitoring the 
rapid evolution of the capital markets, ensuring full 
disclosure of all appropriate financial information, regulating 
the Nation's securities markets, and preventing fraud and 
malpractice in the securities and financial markets.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,371,000,000 
for the SEC for fiscal year 2014, which is $303,000,000 less 
than the request. The Committee designates not less than 
$7,092,000 for Office of Inspector General and $44,353,000 for 
the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis.
    Information Technology.--The Committee is supportive of the 
SEC's prioritization of robust and effective information 
technology (IT) systems within the Commission. The SEC has 
indicated the use of the Dodd-Frank mandatory Reserve Fund to 
support the Commission's IT initiatives. This fund is not 
overseen by Congress and it is left to the discretion of the 
Commission as to its use. The Committee believes emergency 
reserve funds should be used for natural disaster emergencies 
and other crises, not discretionary priorities within a Federal 
agency. While the Committee does not support the use of the 
Reserve Fund, an increase to IT funding is provided through the 
Commission's overall appropriation. The Committee's recommended 
funding level for the SEC increases the overall funding level 
by $50,000,000 specifically to support IT funding priorities. 
The Committee has restricted funds from the Reserve Fund from 
being used in Section 618.
    Economic Analysis.--Since 2001, the SEC's budget has 
increased almost 300 percent. Based on the increases Congress 
has provided, the Commission should be able to provide for 
comprehensive economic analysis before promulgating rules that 
affect the capital markets. It appears that thorough economic 
analysis has not always been done before Commission 
rulemakings, and courts have overturned SEC rules due to 
insufficient economic examination. As the agency in charge of 
overseeing capital markets, economic analysis should be a 
cornerstone to all agency rulemaking. The Committee's 
recommended funding level for the SEC fully funds the Division 
of Economic and Risk Analysis to support increased hiring of 
economists and economic analysis within the Commission to 
enhance the understanding of the economic impacts of SEC 
rulemakings. The Committee expects the Commission to expand 
this division and prioritize nonpartisan economic analysis as a 
fundamental part of the Commission's rulemaking process.
    Cross Border Derivatives.--The Committee believes that the 
rules regarding cross border derivatives should be promulgated 
jointly by the SEC and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission 
(CFTC). The current lack of regulatory coordination between 
regulators does not provide a cohesive landscape for investors 
and foreign regulators. The Committee strongly encourages the 
SEC and CFTC to work swiftly toward rules that mirror one 
another and provide certainty to our financial markets.
    Money Market Funds.--The Committee has seen the proposed 
rules recently released by the Commission with regard to money 
market funds. The Committee expects that the final rules will 
take into account the substantive concerns of stakeholders who 
use these products for short term financing needs. Impairing or 
restricting the use of money market funds could potentially 
result in a decrease in the ability of these products to 
provide liquidity, potentially resulting in hundreds of market 
participants issuing longer-term debt, significantly increasing 
their funding costs, slowing expansion rates, and depressing 
job and economic growth. The Committee believes before the 
final rules are promulgated with respect to money market funds, 
rigorous economic analysis should be conducted. Specifically, 
the final rules should carefully consider how any proposed 
changes would affect: (1) investor returns and cash management 
efficiencies; (2) the borrowing costs for businesses and 
governments that access money markets for financing purposes; 
(3) the concentration and capacity among providers of short-
term financing; and (4) efficiency, competition, and capital 
formation.
    Organizational Structure.--The Committee remains concerned 
that a lack of managerial accountability, focus, 
prioritization, and internal communication hampers the 
effectiveness of the SEC. The Committee has concurred with the 
recommendation put forth in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) 
report that the SEC must reorganize in order to become more 
efficient. While progress has been made in reorganizing certain 
offices, the Committee believes there is more to be done to 
make the Commission better able to respond to dynamic markets. 
The Committee directs the SEC to provide a report on a 
reorganization plan outlining areas of improvement. Within the 
report the Committee directs the SEC to undertake a review of 
the regional offices, as directed by the BCG report, and submit 
this review to the Committee no later than 90 days after 
enactment of this Act. This report should include whether 
consolidation of regional offices is warranted and feasible.
    Registration Threshold.--Congress intends for Title VI of 
the JOBS Act (P.L. 112-106) to apply to Savings and Loan 
holding companies defined by the Home Owners Loan Act. The 
Committee believes the Securities and Exchange Commission 
should use its existing authority pursuant to the Securities 
and Exchange Act of 1934 to ensure this result.
    Disclosures.--Corporate disclosures are at the core of 
investor protection but, to be effective, disclosures must be 
timely, accurate, and understandable to both retail and 
institutional investors. Corporate disclosures should also be 
provided to investors in an easily accessible format. 
Voluminous, overly-complex, legalistic and immaterial corporate 
disclosures both increase investor confusion and discourage 
shareholder participation in important corporate governance 
matters. Recent SEC actions to improve investor access to 
corporate disclosures, including the new eXtensible business 
reporting language (XBRL) electronic data filing requirements, 
have so far been met with limited success. The Committee 
requests a report from the SEC within 90 days of this Act on 
(i) the SEC's efforts to update the Federal securities laws to 
ensure that investors are receiving timely, accurate, and 
meaningful corporate disclosures in an understandable and 
accessible format; (ii) the effects of unnecessary and 
burdensome corporate disclosure obligations on public 
companies; (iii) the SEC's efforts to appropriately scale 
disclosure requirements under the Federal securities laws for 
smaller public companies, which generally have fewer resources 
to devote toward costly compliance functions; and (iv) the 
SEC's efforts to permit public companies to issue a simplified 
or one-page summary of their quarterly and annual filings to 
enhance the retail investor's understanding of material 
information that is important to an investment decision.
    Rulemaking.--The Committee is concerned that rules 
promulgated by the SEC have been thrown out in court in part 
due to the Commission's failure to meet statutory requirements 
to thoroughly review the potential economic repercussions of 
its rules. This Committee believes that the Commission has an 
obligation to consider the effects of a new rule upon 
efficiency, competition, and capital formation. The Committee 
strongly encourages the Commission to undertake a review of the 
analysis used during the Commission's rulemaking process to be 
sure the tangible economic impacts of its rules are considered 
before issuing final rules.
    The Committee believes the SEC should undertake all 
statutory rulemakings of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and 
Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) and the Jumpstart Our 
Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) before undertaking any 
discretionary rulemakings.
    The Committee directs the SEC to work cooperatively with 
the CFTC on all joint rulemakings as required by the Dodd-Frank 
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
    Capital Formation.--The Committee believes the SEC should 
do more to facilitate capital formation. The Committee strongly 
encourages the SEC to prioritize and issue rule proposals, in 
addition to the provisions included in the Jumpstart Our 
Business Startups Act (P.L. 112-106), to implement a majority 
of the recommendations made by the SEC's Government-Business 
Forum on Small Business and its Advisory Committee on Small and 
Emerging Companies. The Committee also encourages the 
Securities and Exchange Commission to propose rules for public 
comment that would modernize the Business Development Company 
regulatory infrastructure.

                        Selective Service System


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $23,984,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        24,134,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        23,500,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -484,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         -634,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Selective Service System was established by the 
Selective Service Act of 1948. The mission of the System is to 
be prepared to supply manpower to the Armed Forces adequate to 
ensure the security of the United States during a time of 
national emergency. Since 1973, the Armed Forces have relied on 
volunteers to fill military manpower requirements, but 
selective service registration was reinstituted in July 1980.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,500,000 
for the Selective Service System for fiscal year 2014, which is 
$634,000 less than the request.

                     Small Business Administration

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small 
businesses through programs involving loans, grants, and 
contracting preferences. These programs maintain and strengthen 
an economy that depends on small businesses for 60 to 80 
percent of job creation. SBA programs also serve disadvantaged 
populations so that their small business enterprises may 
overcome economic and social obstacles to success.
    The recommendation provides a total of $896,942,000 for the 
SBA. This amount is $71,896,000 less than the request. Detailed 
guidance for the SBA appropriations accounts is presented 
below.

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $417,348,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       485,923,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       415,882,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,466,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................      -70,041,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $415,882,000 for the salaries and 
expenses of the SBA, which is $70,041,000 less than the 
request. Within the amounts made available under this heading, 
the Committee recommendation provides $183,940,000 for the SBA 
non-credit business assistance programs, which is $26,400,000 
less than the request.
    The Committee recommendations for non-credit business 
assistance, by program, are displayed in the following table:

                NON-CREDIT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

                                               [In thousands of dollars]
Small Business Development Centers............................  $112,500
Veterans Business Development.................................     2,500
SCORE.........................................................     7,000
Women's Business Centers......................................    14,000
National Women's Business Council.............................       900
Microloan Technical Assistance................................    20,000
Entrepreneurship Education....................................     5,000
PRIME.........................................................     3,500
Native American Outreach......................................     1,250
7(j) Technical Assistance.....................................     2,790
HUBZone.......................................................     2,500
Entrepreneurial Development Initiative (Clusters).............     5,000
Boots to Business.............................................     7,000
Total, non-credit initiatives.................................   183,940

    The SBA shall not reduce these non-credit programs from the 
amounts specified above and the SBA shall not merge any of the 
non-credit programs without advance written approval from the 
Committee. The Committee recommendation includes funding above 
the request level for the Small Business Development Center 
(SBDC) Program, SCORE, Women's Business Centers, Microloan 
Technical Assistance, HUBZone, Native American Outreach, and 
PRIME.
    The Committee encourages the SBA to support small business 
development and entrepreneurship throughout the country by 
funding non-profit organizations and institutions of higher 
education that train and educate an entrepreneurial workforce 
and provide business development services designed to 
accelerate industry sectors that build regional assets.
    The Committee strongly supports the SBA's Historically 
Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) program and believes that 
it is a critical resource for distressed communities, 
especially during the current economic downturn. The Committee 
is aware that there are certain rural areas that are 
underutilized business areas, but are excluded from HUBZone 
designation based on the current program authorization. The 
Committee encourages the SBA to continue to examine ways to 
incorporate underutilized business areas into any future 
revisions of the Small Business Act.
    The Committee recognizes the value of the 8(a) program in 
assisting small and disadvantaged businesses to compete in the 
marketplace and provides sufficient funding to execute the 
mission of the 8(a) program.
    Additionally, as part of SBA's mission to provide business 
training and counseling to a wide diversity of geographic 
areas, demographic populations, and economic environments; the 
Committee encourages SBA to expand the presence of Women's 
Business Centers in the United States territories.
    The Committee strongly encourages the SBA to support 
efforts to ensure that minority- and women-owned businesses 
throughout the country are able to receive access to capital in 
order to facilitate job creation and strengthen our economy.
    A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on 
duplicative programs found that SBA has not routinely conducted 
program evaluations for many of its economic development 
programs. According to the GAO report, only three of SBA's ten 
programs that provide technical assistance have undergone 
recent review and none of SBA's other nine financial assistance 
and government contracting programs have been reviewed on a 
regular basis. Regular performance evaluations are critical in 
measuring the success and utility of these programs for small 
businesses while also protecting the taxpayer's investment. The 
Committee expects SBA to conduct regular performance 
evaluations of its programs. The Committee directs SBA to 
report to the Committee within 60 days of enactment on its 
efforts to bring-to-date performance reviews on all of its 
economic programs and provide a plan for their continued review 
going forward.
    The Committee remains concerned about the quality of lender 
oversight at SBA. At the close of calendar year 2012, SBA's 
loan portfolio totaled $103 billion, yet SBA's loan programs 
depend on an array of outside parties to be executed. In fiscal 
year 2011, more than half of loan dollars guaranteed by the SBA 
were made using delegated authorities with limited oversight. A 
recent SBA Office of Inspector General report found lender 
oversight reviews are inadequate and that SBA often failed to 
recognize significant lender weaknesses and corresponding risk. 
The Committee expects SBA to adopt the recommendations included 
in the IG report and directs SBA to report to the Committee 
within 60 days of enactment of this Act on its efforts to 
implement GAO's recommendations.

                      OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $16,267,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        19,400,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        17,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          +733,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -2,400,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $17,000,000 for the Office of 
Inspector General of the SBA, which is $2,400,000 less than the 
request. In addition, $1,000,000 is made available by transfer 
from the Disaster Loans Program Account.

                           OFFICE OF ADVOCACY




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................        $9,120,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................         8,455,000
Recommended in the bill...............................         9,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................          -120,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................         +545,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends $9,000,000 for the Office of 
Advocacy of the SBA, which is $545,000 more than the request. 
The Committee supports the Office's mission to reduce 
regulatory burdens that Federal policies impose on small 
businesses and maximize the benefits small businesses receive 
from the government. The Committee is disappointed that the 
Administration proposed reducing resources for the Office.

                     BUSINESS LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $485,236,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       263,160,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       263,160,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................      -222,076,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The SBA Business Loans Program serves as an important 
source of capital for America's small businesses. The 
recommendation supports the 7(a) business loan program, the 504 
certified development company program, Small Business 
Investment Company (SBIC) debentures, and the Secondary Market 
Guarantee Program.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends a total of $263,160,000 for the 
Business Loans Program Account, which is equal to the request. 
Of the amount appropriated, $151,560,000 is for administrative 
expenses related to business loan programs. The amount provided 
for administrative expenses may be transferred to and merged 
with the appropriation for SBA salaries and expenses to cover 
the common overhead expenses associated with business loans.
    The amount provided for loan subsidies is reduced from the 
fiscal year 2013 level because subsidy rates have declined. 
Therefore, the amount provided will support the same level of 
lending but requires fewer subsidy dollars.
    The recommendation includes $107,000,000 for the subsidy 
cost of the 504 certified development program. This funding 
will help to stimulate small business investment and will 
contribute to economic growth. The effect of small businesses 
on the economy is considerable. Firms employing fewer than 500 
employees comprise about 99.7 percent of all businesses in the 
nation and employ roughly half of all private sector employees. 
The subsidy funding provided in this account will help to 
ensure the continued strength of the small business sector.
    The recommendation also includes $4,600,000 in loan subsidy 
for the Microloan Program. The amount provided is estimated to 
support $25,000,000 in microloans.
    The Committee notes the mission of the Surety Bond 
Guarantee (SBG) program is to provide and manage surety bond 
guarantees for qualified small and emerging businesses, in 
direct partnership with surety companies and their agents, 
utilizing the most efficient and effective operational policies 
and procedures. The Committee is supportive of SBG's efforts to 
encourage surety companies to bond small businesses who 
otherwise would have difficulty obtaining bonding on their own.

                     DISASTER LOANS PROGRAM ACCOUNT

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFERS OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $117,300,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       191,900,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       191,900,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................       +74,600,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................             - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    As required by the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, the 
Congress is required to appropriate an amount sufficient to 
cover the subsidy costs associated with all direct loan 
obligations and loan guarantee commitments made in fiscal year 
2014, as well as the administrative expenses of the loan 
programs. The Committee recommends a total of $191,900,000 for 
administrative expenses for fiscal year 2014, which is the same 
as the request. The Committee provides $1,000,000 for the 
Office of Inspector General for audits and reviews of the 
disaster loans program and $9,000,000 may be transferred to 
Salaries and Expenses for administrative expenses.
    When the budget request was submitted, it assumed 
sufficient prior year funds would be available to cover 
estimated subsidy costs. However, the Committee wants to ensure 
that there are sufficient funds available to meet the lending 
needs of eligible victims. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
SBA to continue providing updates on available resources for 
the disaster loans program on a monthly basis.
    The Committee funds this program within its discretionary 
allocation. The Administration proposed funding these costs 
with a disaster cap adjustment.

        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS--SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 519. The Committee continues a provision for the 
SBA authorizing transfers of up to five percent of any SBA 
appropriation to other appropriations, provided that transfers 
do not increase an appropriation by more than 10 percent. The 
provision also requires that transfers be treated as 
reprogrammings of funds.

                      United States Postal Service


                   PAYMENT TO THE POSTAL SERVICE FUND




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $78,153,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        70,751,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        70,751,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -7,402,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................            - - -

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The United States Postal Service (USPS) is funded almost 
entirely by Postal ratepayers rather than taxpayers. Funds 
provided to the Postal Service in the Payment to the Postal 
Service Fund include appropriations for revenue forgone in 
providing free mail for the blind, and for overseas absentee 
voting.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$70,751,000 for Payment to the Postal Service Fund, which is 
the same as the request. This is an advance appropriation for 
fiscal year 2015. The Committee includes language specifying 
that 6-day delivery and rural delivery of mail shall continue 
at not less than the 1983 level.
    The Committee is concerned by reports that the Postal 
Service is attempting to sell off many of its historic 
properties without regard for the preservation of these 
buildings. The Committee is particularly concerned that the 
Postal Service may not be following Section 106 of the National 
Historic Preservation Act in the relocation and sales process 
of these historic properties. The Committee notes that the 
Office of the Inspector General is currently conducting an 
investigation into whether the Postal Service is complying with 
its statutory and regulatory requirements in the relocation of 
services, closure, and sale of these types of properties. Until 
such an analysis is complete, the Committee believes the Postal 
Service should refrain from the relocation of services from 
historic post offices, and believes the Postal Service should 
suspend the sale of any historic post office.

                      Office of Inspector General


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................      $241,468,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................       241,468,000
Recommended in the bill...............................       240,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................        -1,468,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,468,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, 
reviews and investigations, and keeps Congress informed on the 
efficiency and economy of United States Postal Service (USPS) 
programs and operations.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $240,000,000, 
which is $1,468,000 less than the request.

                        United States Tax Court


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES




Appropriation, fiscal year 2013*......................       $51,079,000
Budget request, fiscal year 2014......................        52,653,000
Recommended in the bill...............................        51,000,000
Bill compared with:
    Appropriation, fiscal year 2013...................           -79,000
    Budget request, fiscal year 2014..................       -1,653,000

*FY13 Enacted level does not include the 251A sequester or Sec. 3004 OMB
  ATB.

    The U.S. Tax Court adjudicates controversies involving 
deficiencies in income, estate, and gift taxes. The Court also 
has jurisdiction to determine deficiencies in certain excise 
taxes, to issue declaratory judgments in the areas of 
qualifications of retirement plans and exemptions of charitable 
organizations, and to decide certain cases involving disclosure 
of tax information by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue 
Service.

                        COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,000,000 
for the U.S. Tax Court, which is $1,653,000 less than the 
request.

                 TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS, THIS ACT

    Section 601. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal parties in 
regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in this Act.
    Section 602. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal year and 
prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so provided 
herein.
    Section 603. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
procurement contracts for consulting service expenditures to 
contracts that are matters of public record and available for 
public inspection.
    Section 604. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting transfer of funds in this Act without express 
authority.
    Section 605. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities that would 
prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act.
    Section 606. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity convicted 
of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 608. The Committee continues the provision 
specifying reprogramming procedures. The provision requires 
that agencies or entities funded by the Act notify the 
Committee and obtain prior approval from the Committee for any 
reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) 
proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by 
either the House or Senate Committees on Appropriations for a 
different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, projects, or 
activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities. The provision directs 
agencies funded by this Act to consult with the Committee prior 
to any significant reorganization. The provision also directs 
the agencies funded by this Act to submit operating plans for 
the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances may remain 
available for certain purposes.
    Section 610. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding for the Executive Office of the President 
to request a Federal Bureau of Investigation background 
investigation except with the express consent of the individual 
involved or in extraordinary circumstances involving national 
security.
    Section 611. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding cost accounting standards for contracts under the 
Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612. The Committee continues the provision 
regarding non-foreign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the expenditure of funds for abortion.
    Section 614. The Committee continues the provision making 
exceptions to the preceding provision where the life of the 
mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a result of an act of 
rape or incest.
    Section 615. The Committee continues the provision carried 
annually since 2004 waiving restrictions on the purchase of 
non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies in the case of 
acquisition of information technology by the Federal 
Government.
    Section 616. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting officers or employees of any regulatory agency or 
commission funded by this Act from accepting travel payments or 
reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by such agency 
or commission.
    Section 617. The Committee continues the provision 
permitting the Securities and Exchange Commission and 
Commodities Futures Trading Commission to fund a joint advisory 
committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues, 
notwithstanding Section 708 of this Act.
    Section 618. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the obligation of funds in fiscal year 2014 from the Securities 
and Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established by the Dodd-
Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The 
Committee believes the Commission should request the level of 
funding it believes is necessary in any given fiscal year and 
not have access to reserve funding that is outside of the 
Congressional review process.
    Section 619. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring certain agencies to provide quarterly reports on 
unobligated prior year balances after the end of the quarter.
    Section 620. The Committee continues the provision that 
requires certain agencies in this Act to consult with the 
General Services Administration before seeking new office space 
or making alterations to existing office space.
    Section 621. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds for the Federal Trade Commission to complete 
the draft report entitled ``Interagency Working Group on Food 
Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition Principles 
to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts'' unless the 
Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children complies 
with Executive Order 13563, including the requirement in it to 
provide quantified present and future benefits and costs.
    Section 622. The Committee modifies the provision 
prohibiting funding for certain czars including the White House 
Director of the Office of Health Reform, the Assistant to the 
President for Energy and Climate Change, the Senior Advisor to 
the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the Presidential Task 
Force on the Auto Industry and Senior Counselor for 
Manufacturing Policy, and the White House Director of Urban 
Affairs, or any substantially similar positions.
    Section 623. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used by any agency in this Act for 
any new hires not verified through the E-Verify Program 
established under section 403(a) of the Illegal Immigration 
Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 U.S.C. 1324a 
note).
    Section 624. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding made available by this Act to be 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, where the awarding agency is aware of the 
conviction, unless an agency has considered suspension or 
debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that 
this further action is not necessary to protect the interests 
of the Government.
    Section 625. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funding made available by this Act to be 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, where the awarding agency is 
aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless an agency has 
considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has 
made a determination that this further action is not necessary 
to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 626. The Committee includes language providing for 
several appropriated mandatory accounts. These are accounts 
where authorizing language requires the payment of funds. The 
budget request assumes the following estimated cost for the 
programs addressed in this provision: $450,000 for Compensation 
of the President including $50,000 for expenses, $126,931,000 
for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial Officers' 
Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, and the 
United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' Retirement Fund), 
$11,404,000,000 for the Government Payment for Annuitants, 
Employee Health Benefits, $53,000,000 for the Government 
Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
$9,178,000,000 for Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund. In addition, language is included for certain 
retirement, healthcare and survivor benefits required by 3 
U.S.C. 102 note.
    Section 627. The Committee includes language which amends 
the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act to allow for 
a greater number of States and municipalities to qualify for 
the program.
    Section 628. The Committee includes a provision directing 
the Comptroller General to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of 
the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008.
    Section 629. The Committee includes language requiring 
certain regulatory agencies to provide a report on increasing 
public participation in rulemaking, improving coordination 
among Federal agencies, and identifying ineffective or 
excessively burdensome regulations.
    Section 630. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
agencies within this Act from spending funds on travel, 
conferences, or employee awards programs that are not 
authorized by Federal law, regulation, or Executive Order. No 
later than 90 days after enactment of this Act, each Inspector 
General of a department or agency, board or commission, 
Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, or 
senior ethics official in agencies without inspectors general 
funded by this Act shall report to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate as to whether the entity 
concerned has effective procedures in place to ensure 
compliance with all applicable Federal laws, regulations, and 
Executive Orders on travel, conferences, and employee awards 
programs.
    Section 631. The Committee includes a provision limiting 
funds made available for terrestrial broadband operations.
    Section 632. The Committee includes a provision prohibiting 
funds to be used to eliminate or reduce funding for a program 
or project unless such change is made pursuant to reprogramming 
or transfer provisions.
    Section 633. The Committee includes new language 
authorizing the Office of Personnel Management's Inspector 
General to access funds from the Office of Personnel 
Management's revolving fund to conduct oversight of revolving 
fund activities.
    Section 634. The bill includes a provision directing the 
Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of the General 
Services 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.

             TITLE VII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, GOVERNMENT-WIDE


                Departments, Agencies, and Corporations


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 701. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to administer a policy designed to ensure 
that all of its workplaces are free from the illegal use of 
controlled substances.
    Section 702. The Committee continues the provision 
establishing price limitations on vehicles to be purchased by 
the Federal Government with an exemption for the purchase of 
electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell 
vehicles.
    Section 703. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
funds made available to agencies for travel to also be used for 
quarter allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the employment of noncitizens.
    Section 705. The Committee continues the provision giving 
agencies the authority to pay General Services Administration 
bills for space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. The Committee continues the provision allowing 
agencies to finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention 
programs with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered 
through such programs.
    Section 707. The Committee continues the provision 
providing that funds made available to corporations and 
agencies subject to 31 U.S.C. 91 may pay rent and other service 
costs in the District of Columbia.
    Section 708. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting interagency financing of groups absent prior 
statutory approval.
    Section 709. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for enforcing regulations 
disapproved in accordance with the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. The Committee continues the provision limiting 
the amount of funds that can be used for redecoration of 
offices under certain circumstances.
    Section 711. The Committee continues, with technical 
adjustments, the provision to allow for interagency funding of 
national security and emergency telecommunications initiatives.
    Section 712. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to certify that a Schedule C appointment was 
not created solely or primarily to detail the employee to the 
White House.
    Section 713. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the payment of any employee who prohibits, 
threatens or prevents another employee from communicating with 
Congress.
    Section 714. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting Federal training not directly related to the 
performance of official duties.
    Section 715. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting, other than for normal and recognized executive-
legislative relationships, propaganda, publicity and lobbying 
by executive agency personnel in support or defeat of 
legislative initiatives.
    Section 716. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting any Federal agency from disclosing an employee's 
home address to any labor organization, absent employee 
authorization or court order.
    Section 717. The Committee continues the provision, with a 
modification, prohibiting funds to be used to provide non-
public information such as mailing, telephone, or electronic 
mailing lists to any person or organization outside the 
government without the approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations.
    Section 718. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds for propaganda and publicity 
purposes not authorized by Congress.
    Section 719. The Committee continues the provision 
directing agency employees to use official time in an honest 
effort to perform official duties.
    Section 720. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing the use of funds to finance an appropriate share of 
the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 721. The Committee continues the provision 
authorizing agencies to transfer $17,000,000 to the Government-
wide Policy account of General Services Administration to 
finance an appropriate share of various government-wide boards 
and councils.
    Section 722. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits breast feeding in a Federal building or on Federal 
property if the woman and child are authorized to be there.
    Section 723. The Committee continues the provision that 
permits interagency funding of the National Science and 
Technology Council and provides for a report on the budget and 
resources of the National Science and Technology Council. The 
report should include the entire budget of the National Science 
and Technology Council.
    Section 724. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring documents involving the distribution of Federal funds 
to indicate the agency providing the funds and the amount 
provided.
    Section 725. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting the use of funds to monitor personal access or use 
of Internet sites or to collect, review, or obtain any 
personally identifiable information relating to access to or 
use of an Internet site.
    Section 726. The Committee continues a provision requiring 
health plans participating in the Federal Employee Health 
Benefits Program to provide contraceptive coverage and provides 
exemptions to certain religious plans.
    Section 727. The Committee continues language supporting 
strict adherence to anti-doping activities.
    Section 728. The Committee continues a provision allowing 
funds for official travel to be used by departments and 
agencies, if consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate 
in the fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 729. The Committee continues a provision 
prohibiting funds for implementation of Office of Personnel 
Management regulations limiting detailees to the Legislative 
Branch, and implementing limitations on the Coast Guard 
Congressional Fellowship Program.
    Section 730. The Committee continues the provision that 
restricts the use of funds for Federal law enforcement training 
facilities.
    Section 731. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits Executive Branch agencies from creating prepackaged 
news stories that are broadcast or distributed in the United 
States unless the story includes a clear notification within 
the text or audio of that news story that the prepackaged news 
story was prepared or funded by that executive branch agency. 
This provision confirms the opinion of the Government 
Accountability Office dated February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 732. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting use of funds in contravention of section 552a of 
title 5, United States Code (the Privacy Act) and regulations 
implementing that section.
    Section 733. The Committee continues the provision 
prohibiting funds from being used for any Federal Government 
contract with any foreign incorporated entity which is treated 
as an inverted domestic corporation.
    Section 734. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring agencies to pay a fee to the Office of Personnel 
Management for processing retirement of employees who separate 
under Voluntary Early Retirement Authority or who receive 
Voluntary Separation Incentive payments.
    Section 735. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds to require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal 
contract or participating in an acquisition to disclose 
political contributions.
    Section 736. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds for the painting of a portrait of an employee of the 
Federal government including the President, the Vice President, 
a Member of Congress, the head of an executive branch agency, 
or the head of an office of the legislative branch.
    Section 737. The Committee continues the provision 
concerning the non-application of these general provisions to 
title IV and to title VIII.
    Section 738. The Committee includes language that would 
prohibit funding in the bill to pay more than 75 percent of the 
salary of the Commissioner and any Deputy Commissioner of 
Internal Revenue if the Internal Revenue Service agency does 
not comply with certain Inspector General recommendations by 
July 1, 2014.

          TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS--DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    Section 801. The Committee continues language that 
appropriates funds for refunding overpayments of taxes 
collected and for paying settlements and judgments against the 
District of Columbia government.
    Section 802. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
    Section 803. The Committee continues the provision that 
establishes reprogramming procedures for Federal and local 
funds.
    Section 804. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds to provide salaries or other costs 
associated with the offices of United States Senator or 
Representative.
    Section 805. The Committee continues language restricting 
the use of official vehicles to official duties.
    Section 806. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for any petition drive or civil action 
which seeks to require Congress to provide for voting 
representation in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds for needle exchange programs.
    Section 808. The Committee continues language providing for 
a ``conscience clause'' on legislation that pertains to 
contraceptive coverage by health insurance plans.
    Section 809. The Committee continues language prohibiting 
the use of Federal funds to legalize or reduce penalties 
associated with the possession, use, or distribution on any 
schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any 
tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    Section 810. The Committee continues the provision that 
prohibits the use of funds for abortion except in the cases of 
rape or incest or if necessary to save the life of the mother.
    Section 811. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to submit a revised 
operating budget for all agencies in the D.C. government, no 
later than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act 
that realigns budgeted data with anticipated actual 
expenditures.
    Section 812. The Committee continues the provision 
requiring the CFO to submit a revised operating budget for D.C. 
Public Schools, no later than 30 calendar days after the 
enactment of this Act, that realigns school budgets to actual 
school enrollment.
    Section 813. The Committee modifies a provision allowing 
the transfer of local funds and capital and enterprise funds.
    Section 814. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
the obligation of Federal funds beyond the current fiscal year 
and transfers of funds unless expressly provided herein.
    Section 815. The Committee includes language to provide 
that not to exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances from 
Federal appropriations for salaries and expenses may remain 
available for certain purposes. This provision will apply to 
the District of Columbia Courts, the Court Services and 
Offender Supervision Agency and the District of Columbia Public 
Defender Service.
    Section 816. The Committee continues the provision which 
limits references to ``this Act'' as referring to only this 
title and title IV.
    Section 817. The Committee includes a sense of Congress 
that the Congress should not pass any legislation that 
authorizes spending cuts that would increase poverty in the 
United States.

                TITLE IX--ADDITIONAL GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Section 901. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds for the Securities and Exchange Commission to require the 
disclosure of political contributions, contributions to tax 
exempt organizations, or dues paid to trade associations.
    Section 902. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds for the collection of certain wire and electronic 
communication without a warrant.
    Section 903. The Committee includes language prohibiting 
funds for the Internal Revenue Service to target groups for 
regulatory scrutiny based on their political beliefs and 
prohibiting funds to issue regulations, revenue rulings, or 
interpretative guidance relating to the primary purpose 
standard for purposes of determining an organization's tax 
exempt status under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue 
Code of 1986.

                       SPENDING REDUCTION ACCOUNT

    Section 904. The Committee includes a provision 
establishing a ``Spending Reduction Account'' in the bill.

              House of Representatives Report Requirements

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




Treasury Forfeiture Fund..............................    $1,219,000,000


                           Transfer 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 transfer of funds provided in the accompanying bill:

               UNDER TITLE I--DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

    Under the Department of the Treasury, ``Office of Terrorism 
and Financial Intelligence, Salaries and Expenses'', 
unobligated balances associated with these activities under the 
Departmental Offices heading shall be transferred and merged 
with this account.
    Section 101 allows the transfer of five percent of any 
appropriation (or three percent of Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS), ``Enforcement'') made available to the IRS to any other 
IRS appropriation, subject to prior congressional approval.
    Section 114 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between Departmental Offices, Office of Inspector General, 
Special Inspector General for Troubled Asset Relief Program, 
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, Bureau of the Fiscal 
Service, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, and the 
Community Development Financial Institutions Fund 
appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 115 authorizes transfers, up to two percent, 
between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 117 authorizes the transfer of funds from the 
``Bureau of the Fiscal Service'' to the ``Debt Collection 
Fund'' as necessary to cover the cost of debt collection.

           UNDER TITLE II--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    Language is included under Federal Drug Control Programs, 
``High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program'', which allows 
for the transfer of funds to Federal departments or agencies 
and State and local entities.
    Language is included under ``Other Federal Drug Control 
Programs'', allowing the transfer of funds to other Federal 
departments and agencies to carry out activities.
    Language is included under ``Information Technology 
Oversight and Reform'', allowing the transfer of funds to other 
agencies to carry out projects.
    Language is included under the Official Residence of the 
Vice President, ``Operating Expenses'', allowing the transfer 
of funds to other Federal departments or agencies.
    Section 201 permits the Executive Office of the President 
to transfer up to 10 percent of any appropriation, subject to 
approval of the Committee.

                     UNDER TITLE III--THE JUDICIARY

    Language is included under ``Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Court Security'', allowing 
funds to be transferred to the United States Marshals Service 
for courthouse security.
    Section 302 permits the Judiciary to transfer up to five 
percent of any appropriation with certain limitations.

                  UNDER TITLE V--INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Under Title V, Independent Agencies, a number of transfers 
are allowed.
    (1) Under the General Services Administration, amounts may 
be transferred within the Federal Buildings Fund after approval 
of the Committee.
    (2) Under the General Services Administration, 
``Information and Engagement for Citizens'', transfers are 
allowed from the Federal Citizens Services Fund to Federal 
agencies.
    (3) Under Merit Systems Protection Board, an amount is 
transferred from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability 
Fund.
    (4) Under Office of Personnel Management, amounts from 
certain trust funds are transferred to the Salaries and 
Expenses and Office of Inspector General accounts for 
administrative expenses;
    (5) Under the Postal Regulatory Commission, amounts are 
transferred from the Postal Service Fund;
    (6) Under Small Business Administration, Business Loans 
Program Account, amounts may be transferred to and merged with 
Salaries and Expenses.
    (7) Under Small Business Administration, Disaster Loans 
Program Account, amounts may be transferred to and merged with 
the Office of Inspector General, and Salaries and Expenses.
    (8) Under Administrative Provision-Small Business 
Administration, amounts may be transferred between 
appropriations of the Small Business Administration.
    (9) Under United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector 
General, amounts are transferred from the Postal Service Fund.

                    UNDER TITLE VII--GOVERNMENT-WIDE

    Section 721 authorizes departments and agencies to transfer 
funds to the General Services Administration to support certain 
financial, information technology, procurement and other 
management initiatives.

       UNDER TITLE VIII--GENERAL PROVISIONS, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Section 803 authorizes the District of Columbia to transfer 
local funds and section 813 allows transfer funds between 
operations and capital accounts.

   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, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italics, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):

       DODD-FRANK WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

(Public Law 111-203)

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TITLE I--FINANCIAL STABILITY

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Subtitle B--Office of Financial Research

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SEC. 155. FUNDING.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Use of Funds.--
          (1) In general.--Funds obtained by, transferred to, 
        or credited to the Financial Research Fund shall be 
        [immediately] available to the Office as provided for 
        in appropriations acts, and shall remain available 
        until expended, to pay the expenses of the Office in 
        carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the 
        Office.
          [(2) Fees, assessments, and other funds not 
        government funds.--Funds obtained by, transferred to, 
        or credited to the Financial Research Fund shall not be 
        construed to be Government funds or appropriated 
        moneys.]
          [(3)] (2) Amounts not subject to apportionment.--
        Notwithstanding any other provision of law, amounts in 
        the Financial Research Fund shall not be subject to 
        apportionment for purposes of chapter 15 of title 31, 
        United States Code, or under any other authority, or 
        for any other purpose.

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  (d) [Permanent Self-funding] Assessment Schedule.--Beginning 
2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary 
shall establish, by regulation, and with the approval of the 
Council, an assessment schedule, including the assessment base 
and rates, applicable to bank holding companies with total 
consolidated assets of 50,000,000,000 or greater and nonbank 
financial companies supervised by the Board of Governors, that 
takes into account differences among such companies, based on 
the considerations for establishing the prudential standards 
under section 115, to collect assessments equal to the total 
expenses of the Office.

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TITLE X--BUREAU OF CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION

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Subtitle A--Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection

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SEC. 1017. FUNDING; PENALTIES AND FINES.

  (a) Transfer of Funds From Board Of Governors.--
          (1) In general.--Each year (or quarter of such year), 
        beginning on the designated transfer date, and each 
        quarter thereafter, the Board of Governors shall 
        transfer to the Bureau from the combined earnings of 
        the Federal Reserve System, the amount determined by 
        the Director to be reasonably necessary to carry out 
        the authorities of the Bureau under Federal consumer 
        financial law, taking into account such other sums made 
        available to the Bureau from the preceding year (or 
        quarter of such year).
          (2) Funding cap.--
                  (A) In general.--Notwithstanding paragraph 
                (1), and in accordance with this paragraph, the 
                amount that shall be transferred to the Bureau 
                in each fiscal year shall not exceed a fixed 
                percentage of the total operating expenses of 
                the Federal Reserve System, as reported in the 
                Annual Report, 2009, of the Board of Governors, 
                equal to--
                          (i) 10 percent of such expenses in 
                        fiscal year 2011;
                          (ii) 11 percent of such expenses in 
                        fiscal year 2012; and
                          (iii) 12 percent of such expenses in 
                        fiscal year 2013, and in each year 
                        thereafter.
                  (B) Adjustment of amount.--The dollar amount 
                referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) shall be 
                adjusted annually, using the percent increase, 
                if any, in the employment cost index for total 
                compensation for State and local government 
                workers published by the Federal Government, or 
                the successor index thereto, for the 12-month 
                period ending on September 30 of the year 
                preceding the transfer.
                  [(C) Reviewability.--Notwithstanding any 
                other provision in this title, the funds 
                derived from the Federal Reserve System 
                pursuant to this subsection shall not be 
                subject to review by the Committees on 
                Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
                and the Senate.]
          (3) Transition period.--Beginning on the date of 
        enactment of this Act and until the designated transfer 
        date, the Board of Governors shall transfer to the 
        Bureau the amount estimated by the Secretary needed to 
        carry out the authorities granted to the Bureau under 
        Federal consumer financial law, from the date of 
        enactment of this Act until the designated transfer 
        date.
          (4) Budget and financial management.--
                  (A) Financial operating plans and 
                forecasts.--The Director shall provide to the 
                Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
                copies of the financial operating plans and 
                forecasts of the Director, as prepared by the 
                Director in the ordinary course of the 
                operations of the Bureau, and copies of the 
                quarterly reports of the financial condition 
                and results of operations of the Bureau, as 
                prepared by the Director in the ordinary course 
                of the operations of the Bureau.
                  (B) Financial statements.--The Bureau shall 
                prepare annually a statement of--
                          (i) assets and liabilities and 
                        surplus or deficit;
                          (ii) income and expenses; and
                          (iii) sources and application of 
                        funds.
                  (C) Financial management systems.--The Bureau 
                shall implement and maintain financial 
                management systems that comply substantially 
                with Federal financial management systems 
                requirements and applicable Federal accounting 
                standards.
                  (D) Assertion of internal controls.--The 
                Director shall provide to the Comptroller 
                General of the United States an assertion as to 
                the effectiveness of the internal controls that 
                apply to financial reporting by the Bureau, 
                using the standards established in section 
                3512(c) of title 31, United States Code.
                  (E) Rule of construction.--This subsection 
                may not be construed as implying any obligation 
                on the part of the Director to consult with or 
                obtain the consent or approval of the Director 
                of the Office of Management and Budget with 
                respect to any report, plan, forecast, or other 
                information referred to in subparagraph (A) or 
                any jurisdiction or oversight over the affairs 
                or operations of the Bureau.
                  (F) Financial statements.--The financial 
                statements of the Bureau shall not be 
                consolidated with the financial statements of 
                either the Board of Governors or the Federal 
                Reserve System.
          (5) Audit of the bureau.--
                  (A) In general.--The Comptroller General 
                shall annually audit the financial transactions 
                of the Bureau in accordance with the United 
                States generally accepted government auditing 
                standards, as may be prescribed by the 
                Comptroller General of the United States. The 
                audit shall be conducted at the place or places 
                where accounts of the Bureau are normally kept. 
                The representatives of the Government 
                Accountability Office shall have access to the 
                personnel and to all books, accounts, 
                documents, papers, records (including 
                electronic records), reports, files, and all 
                other papers, automated data, things, or 
                property belonging to or under the control of 
                or used or employed by the Bureau pertaining to 
                its financial transactions and necessary to 
                facilitate the audit, and such representatives 
                shall be afforded full facilities for verifying 
                transactions with the balances or securities 
                held by depositories, fiscal agents, and 
                custodians. All such books, accounts, 
                documents, records, reports, files, papers, and 
                property of the Bureau shall remain in 
                possession and custody of the Bureau. The 
                Comptroller General may obtain and duplicate 
                any such books, accounts, documents, records, 
                working papers, automated data and files, or 
                other information relevant to such audit 
                without cost to the Comptroller General, and 
                the right of access of the Comptroller General 
                to such information shall be enforceable 
                pursuant to section 716(c) of title 31, United 
                States Code.
                  (B) Report.--The Comptroller General shall 
                submit to the Congress a report of each annual 
                audit conducted under this subsection. The 
                report to the Congress shall set forth the 
                scope of the audit and shall include the 
                statement of assets and liabilities and surplus 
                or deficit, the statement of income and 
                expenses, the statement of sources and 
                application of funds, and such comments and 
                information as may be deemed necessary to 
                inform Congress of the financial operations and 
                condition of the Bureau, together with such 
                recommendations with respect thereto as the 
                Comptroller General may deem advisable. A copy 
                of each report shall be furnished to the 
                President and to the Bureau at the time 
                submitted to the Congress.
                  (C) Assistance and costs.--For the purpose of 
                conducting an audit under this subsection, the 
                Comptroller General may, in the discretion of 
                the Comptroller General, employ by contract, 
                without regard to section 3709 of the Revised 
                Statutes of the United States (41 U.S.C. 5), 
                professional services of firms and 
                organizations of certified public accountants 
                for temporary periods or for special purposes. 
                Upon the request of the Comptroller General, 
                the Director of the Bureau shall transfer to 
                the Government Accountability Office from funds 
                available, the amount requested by the 
                Comptroller General to cover the full costs of 
                any audit and report conducted by the 
                Comptroller General. The Comptroller General 
                shall credit funds transferred to the account 
                established for salaries and expenses of the 
                Government Accountability Office, and such 
                amount shall be available upon receipt and 
                without fiscal year limitation to cover the 
                full costs of the audit and report.

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          SECTION 203 OF THE JUDICIAL IMPROVEMENTS ACT OF 1990

SEC. 203. DISTRICT JUDGES FOR THE DISTRICT COURTS.

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  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--The President shall appoint, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate--
          (1) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of California;
          (2) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Hawaii;
          (3) 1 additional district judge for the central 
        district of Illinois;
          (4) 1 additional district judge for the southern 
        district of Illinois;
          (5) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Kansas;
          (6) 1 additional district judge for the western 
        district of Michigan;
          (7) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Missouri;
          (8) 1 additional district judge for the district of 
        Nebraska;
          (9) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of New York;
          (10) 1 additional district judge for the northern 
        district of Ohio;
          (11) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Pennsylvania; and
          (12) 1 additional district judge for the eastern 
        district of Virginia.
Except with respect to the district of Kansas, the western 
district of Michigan, the eastern district of Pennsylvania, the 
district of Hawaii, and the northern district of Ohio, the 
first vacancy in the office of district judge in each of the 
judicial districts named in this subsection, occurring 10 years 
or more after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill 
the temporary judgeship created by this subsection, shall not 
be filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the district of Kansas occurring [22 years and 6 months] 23 
years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created for such 
district under this subsection, shall not be filled. The first 
vacancy in the office of district judge in the western district 
of Michigan, occurring after December 1, 1995, shall not be 
filled. The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
the eastern district of Pennsylvania, occurring 5 years or more 
after the confirmation date of the judge named to fill the 
temporary judgeship created for such district under this 
subsection, shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the 
office of district judge in the northern district of Ohio 
occurring 19 years or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. The first vacancy in the office 
of the district judge in the district of Hawaii occurring 19 
years and 6 months or more after the confirmation date of the 
judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created under this 
subsection shall not be filled. For districts named in this 
subsection for which multiple judgeships are created by this 
Act, the last of those judgeships filled shall be the 
judgeships created under this section.

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    SECTION 406 OF THE TRANSPORTATION, TREASURY, HOUSING AND URBAN 
 DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDICIARY, THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, AND INDEPENDENT 
                  AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS ACT, OF 2006

  Sec. 406. The existing judgeship for the eastern district of 
Missouri authorized by section 203(c) of the Judicial 
Improvements Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-650, 104 Stat. 5089) 
as amended by Public Law 105-53, as of the effective date of 
this Act, shall be extended. The first vacancy in the office of 
district judge in this district occurring [20 years and 6 
months] 21 years and 6 months or more after the confirmation 
date of the judge named to fill the temporary judgeship created 
by section 203(c) shall not be filled.
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  21ST CENTURY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZATION ACT



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     DIVISION A--21ST CENTURY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE APPROPRIATIONS 
AUTHORIZATION ACT

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TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS

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SEC. 312. ADDITIONAL FEDERAL JUDGESHIPS.

  (a) * * *

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  (c) Temporary Judgeships.--
          (1) In general.--The President shall appoint, by and 
        with the advice and consent of the Senate--
                  (A) 1 additional district judge for the 
                northern district of Alabama;
                  (B) 1 additional judge for the district of 
                Arizona;
                  (C) 1 additional judge for the central 
                district of California;
                  (D) 1 additional judge for the southern 
                district of Florida;
                  (E) 1 additional district judge for the 
                district of New Mexico;
                  (F) 1 additional district judge for the 
                western district of North Carolina; and
                  (G) 1 additional district judge for the 
                eastern district of Texas.
          (2) Vacancies not filled.--The first vacancy in the 
        office of district judge in each of the offices of 
        district judge authorized by this subsection, except in 
        the case of the central district of California and the 
        western district of North Carolina, occurring [11] 12 
        years or more after the confirmation date of the judge 
        named to fill the temporary district judgeship created 
        in the applicable district by this subsection, shall 
        not be filled. The first vacancy in the office of 
        district judge in the central district of California 
        occurring [10 years and 6 months] 11 years and 6 months 
        or more after the confirmation date of the judge named 
        to fill the temporary district judgeship created in 
        that district by this subsection, shall not be filled. 
        The first vacancy in the office of district judge in 
        the western district of North Carolina occurring 10 
        years or more after the confirmation date of the judge 
        named to fill the temporary district judgeship created 
        in that district by this subsection, shall not be 
        filled.
          (3) Effective date.--This subsection shall take 
        effect on July 15, 2003.

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             VIRGINIA GRAEME BAKER POOL AND SPA SAFETY ACT

TITLE XIV--POOL AND SPA SAFETY

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SEC. 1405. STATE SWIMMING POOL SAFETY GRANT PROGRAM.

  (a) * * *
  (b) Eligibility.--To be eligible for a grant under the 
program, a State shall--
          (1) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Commission 
        that it has a State statute, or that, after the date of 
        enactment of this title, it has enacted a statute, or 
        amended an existing statute, and provides for the 
        enforcement of, a law that--
                  (A) except as provided in section 
                1406(a)(1)(A)(i), applies to [all swimming 
                pools constructed after the date that is 6 
                months after the date of enactment of the 
                Financial Services and General Government 
                Appropriations Act, 2012 in the State] all 
                swimming pools constructed in the State after 
                the date the State submits an application to 
                the Commission for a grant under this section; 
                and
                  (B) meets the minimum State law requirements 
                of section 1406; and
          (2) submit an application to the Commission at such 
        time, in such form, and containing such additional 
        information as the Commission may require.

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  (e) Authorization of Appropriations.--[There are authorized 
to be appropriated to the Commission for each of fiscal years 
2009 and 2010 $2,000,000 to carry out this section, such sums 
to remain available until expended.] There is authorized to be 
appropriated to the Commission such sums as may be necessary to 
carry out this section through fiscal year 2016. Any amounts 
appropriated pursuant to this subsection that remain unexpended 
and unobligated at the end of [fiscal year 2012] fiscal year 
2016 shall be retained by the Commission and credited to the 
appropriations account that funds enforcement of the Consumer 
Product Safety Act.

SEC. 1406. MINIMUM STATE LAW REQUIREMENTS.

  (a) In General.--
          (1) Safety standards.--A State meets the minimum 
        State law requirements of this section if--
                  (A) the State requires by statute--
                          (i) the enclosure of all outdoor 
                        residential pools and spas by barriers 
                        to entry that will effectively prevent 
                        small children from gaining 
                        unsupervised and unfettered access to 
                        the pool or spa; and
                          [(ii) that all pools and spas be 
                        equipped with devices and systems 
                        designed to prevent entrapment by pool 
                        or spa drains;]
                          [(iii)] (ii) that pools and spas 
                        built more than 1 year after the date 
                        of the enactment of such statute have--
                                  (I) more than 1 drain;
                                  (II) 1 or more unblockable 
                                drains; or
                                  (III) no main drain; and
                          [(iv) every swimming pool and spa 
                        that has a main drain, other than an 
                        unblockable drain, be equipped with a 
                        drain cover that meets the consumer 
                        product safety standard established by 
                        section 1404; and
                          [(v) that periodic notification is 
                        provided to owners of residential 
                        swimming pools or spas about compliance 
                        with the entrapment protection 
                        standards of the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 
                        performance standard, or any successor 
                        standard; and]
                  (B) the State meets such additional State law 
                requirements for pools and spas as the 
                Commission may establish after public notice 
                and a 30-day public comment period.
          [(2) No liability inference associated with state 
        notification requirement.--The minimum State law 
        notification requirement under paragraph (1)(A)(v) 
        shall not be construed to imply any liability on the 
        part of a State related to that requirement.]
          [(3)] (2) Use of minimum state law requirements.--The 
        Commission--
                  (A) shall use the minimum State law 
                requirements under paragraph (1) solely for the 
                purpose of determining the eligibility of a 
                State for a grant under section 1405 of this 
                Act; and
                  (B) may not enforce any requirement under 
                paragraph (1) except for the purpose of 
                determining the eligibility of a State for a 
                grant under section 1405 of this Act.
          [(4)] (3) Requirements to reflect national 
        performance standards and commission guidelines.--In 
        establishing minimum State law requirements under 
        [paragraph (1)] paragraph (1)(B), the Commission 
        shall--
                  (A) consider current or revised national 
                performance standards on pool and spa barrier 
                protection and entrapment prevention; and
                  (B) ensure that any such requirements are 
                consistent with the guidelines contained in the 
                Commission's publication 362, entitled ``Safety 
                Barrier Guidelines for Home Pools'', the 
                Commission's publication entitled ``Guidelines 
                for Entrapment Hazards: Making Pools and Spas 
                Safer'', and any other pool safety guidelines 
                established by the Commission.

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               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 proposed in the 
accompanying bill which may be considered, under certain 
circumstances, to change the application of existing law, 
either directly or indirectly. The bill provides that 
appropriations shall remain available for more than one year 
for a number of programs for which the basic authorizing 
legislation does not explicitly authorize such extended 
availability. In addition, the bill carries language, in some 
instances, permitting activities not authorized by law, or 
exempting agencies from certain provisions of law, but which 
has been carried in appropriations acts for many years.
    The bill includes several limitations on official 
entertainment, reception and representation expenses. Similar 
provisions have appeared in many previous appropriations Acts. 
The bill includes a number of limitations on the purchase of 
automobiles or office furnishings that also have appeared in 
many previous appropriations Acts. Language is included in 
several instances permitting certain funds to be credited to 
the appropriations recommended. Language is also included in 
several instances permitting funding for services authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 and for the hire of passenger motor vehicles.

                  Title I--Department of the Treasury

    Language is included for Departmental Offices, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', that provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the Treasury Building Annex; hire of passenger 
motor vehicles; maintenance, repairs, and improvements of, and 
purchase of commercial insurance policies for real properties 
leased or owned overseas; the Office of Public Affairs and the 
Office of Legislative Affairs; official reception and 
representation expenses; unforeseen emergencies of a 
confidential nature; contributions to the Organization for 
Economic Cooperation and Development for the Department's 
participation in programs related to global tax administration; 
information technology modernization requirements; Treasury-
wide financial audits; cybersecurity; critical infrastructure 
protection and compliance policy programs; and the period of 
availability.
    Language is included for the Office of Terrorism and 
Financial Intelligence, ``Salaries and Expenses'' that provides 
funds combating threats to national security and secure space. 
Language is also included that limits the availability of 
certain amounts and transfers funds.
    Language is included for the Office of Inspector General, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978, including 
official reception and representation expenses, the hire of 
vehicles, and specifies the period of availability for certain 
funds and provides funds for unforeseen emergencies of a 
confidential nature.
    Language is included for the Treasury Inspector General for 
Tax Administration, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds to carry out the provisions of the Inspector General Act 
of 1978, including consulting services, official reception and 
representation expenses, the purchase and hire of motor 
vehicles, unforeseen emergencies of a confidential nature and 
specifies the period of availability for certain funds.
    Language is included for the Special Inspector General for 
the Troubled Asset Relief Program, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
that provides funds for the necessary expenses of the SIGTARP 
in carrying out the provisions of the Emergency Economic 
Stabilization Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-343).
    Language is included for the Financial Crimes Enforcement 
Network, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for the 
hire of motor vehicles; travel and training of non-federal and 
foreign government personnel attending meetings involving 
domestic or foreign financial law enforcement, intelligence, 
and regulation; official reception and representation expenses; 
and assistance to Federal law enforcement agencies with or 
without reimbursement. Language is also included that limits 
the availability of certain amounts.
    Language is included under the heading ``Treasury 
Forfeiture Fund'' rescinding certain funds.
    Language is included for the Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides a certain amount for 
official reception and representation expenses, limits the 
availability for systems modernization funds, and limits the 
availability for funds related to the consolidation of the 
Financial Management Service and the Bureau of the Public Debt. 
Language is also included specifying an amount to be derived 
from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund.
    Language is included for the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and 
Trade Bureau, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds 
for the hire of passenger motor vehicles and laboratory 
assistance to State and local agencies with or without 
reimbursement. Language is also included that specifies the 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses and 
cooperative research and development.
    Language is included for the U.S. Mint, ``United States 
Mint Public Enterprise Fund'', which identifies the source of 
funding for the operations and activities of the U.S. Mint and 
specifies the level of funding for circulating coinage and 
protective service capital investments.
    Language is included for the Community Development 
Financial Institutions Fund Program Account that provides 
specific amounts for: Native American initiatives, 
administrative expenses, and the cost of direct loans. Language 
is included clarifying the cost of direct loans and the cost of 
modifying direct loans, and specifying the limitation on gross 
obligations for the principal amount of direct loans.
    Language is included under Internal Revenue Service, 
``Taxpayer Services'', that provides funds for pre-filing 
assistance and education, filing and account services, and 
taxpayer advocacy services, implementation of the tax credit in 
title II of division A of the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 
107-210), and dedicating funding for the Tax Counseling for the 
Elderly Program, low-income taxpayer clinic grants, and 
Community Volunteer Income Tax Assistance grants.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Enforcement'', that provides funds to determine and collect 
owed taxes, provide legal and litigation support, conduct 
criminal investigations, enforce criminal statutes, purchase 
and hire of vehicles; funding for the Interagency Crime and 
Drug Enforcement program; and funding for training. Language is 
included limiting certain funds until certain inspector general 
recommendations are implemented.
    Language is included for the Internal Revenue Service, 
``Operations Support'', that provides funds for operating and 
supporting taxpayer services and tax law enforcement programs; 
rent; facilities services; printing; postage; physical 
security; headquarters and other IRS-wide administration 
activities; research and statistics of income; 
telecommunications; information technology development, 
enhancement, operations, maintenance, and security; hire of 
passenger motor vehicles; and official reception and 
representation expenses. Language is included specifying the 
period of availability for certain funds and requiring reports 
on information technology.
    Language is included for Internal Revenue Service, 
``Business Systems Modernization'', that provides for the 
business systems modernization program, including capital asset 
acquisition of information technology, including management and 
related contractual costs and IRS labor costs of said 
acquisitions, contractual costs associated with operations, 
places certain restrictions on the use of the funds and 
requires quarterly reports.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 101. Language is included that allows for the 
transfer of five percent (three percent in the case of 
Enforcement) of any appropriation made available to the IRS to 
any other IRS appropriation, upon the advance approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 102. Language is included that requires the IRS to 
maintain a training program in taxpayers' rights, dealing 
courteously with taxpayers, cross-cultural relations, and the 
impartial application of tax law; and requires a report on IRS 
training.
    Section 103. Language is included that requires the IRS to 
institute and enforce policies and procedures that will 
safeguard the confidentiality of taxpayer information and 
protect taxpayers against identity theft.
    Section 104. Language is included that makes funds 
available for improved facilities and increased staffing to 
provide efficient and effective 1-800 number help line service 
for taxpayers.
    Section 105. Language is included that provides the IRS's 
authority to hire experts and consultants.
    Section 106. Language is included prohibiting funds made 
available in the healthcare reform act from being transferred 
to the IRS for implementing the healthcare reform act.
    Section 107. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used to implement the individual mandate of the 
Affordable Care Act.
    Section 108. Language is included requiring videos produced 
by the IRS to be approved in advance by the Service-Wide Video 
Editorial Board.
    Section 109. Language is included prohibiting funds for 
employee awards until IRS submits a report on employee salaries 
and awards and an evaluation of its employee awards program.
    Section 110. Language is included prohibiting funds for 
conferences until IRS implements recommendations from a 
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration audit.
    Section 111. Language is included requiring IRS to submit 
an organization, mission, and functions manual with its budget 
request.
    Section 112. Language is included requiring IRS spending 
reports.
    Section 113. Language is included that authorizes the 
Department to purchase uniforms, insurance for motor vehicles 
that are overseas, and motor vehicles that are overseas without 
regard to the general purchase price limitations; to enter into 
contracts with the State Department for health and medical 
services for Treasury employees that are overseas; and to hire 
experts or consultants.
    Section 114. Language is included that authorizes 
transfers, up to two percent, between ``Departmental Offices--
Salaries and Expenses'', ``Office of Inspector General'', 
``Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief 
Program'', ``Financial Crimes Enforcement Network'', ``Bureau 
of the Fiscal Service'', ``Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade 
Bureau'' and ``Community Development Financial Institutions 
Fund'' appropriations under certain circumstances.
    Section 115. Language is included that authorizes 
transfers, up to two percent, between the Internal Revenue 
Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax 
Administration under certain circumstances.
    Section 116. Language is included prohibiting the 
Department of the Treasury from undertaking a redesign of the 
one dollar Federal Reserve note.
    Section 117. Language is included providing for transfers 
from and reimbursements to ``Bureau of the Fiscal Service, 
Salaries and Expenses'' for the purposes of debt collection.
    Section 118. Language is included requiring congressional 
approval for the construction and operation of a museum by the 
United States Mint.
    Section 119. Language is included prohibiting funds in this 
or any other Act from being used to merge the U.S. Mint and the 
Bureau of Engraving and Printing without the approval of the 
House and Senate committees of jurisdiction.
    Section 120. Language is included deeming that funds for 
the Department of the Treasury's intelligence-related 
activities are specifically authorized in fiscal year 2014 
until enactment of the Intelligence Authorization Act for 
fiscal year 2014.
    Section 121. Language is included permitting the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing to use $5,000 from the Industrial 
Revolving Fund for reception and representation expenses.
    Section 122. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury to submit a capital investment plan.
    Section 123. Language is included requiring quarterly 
report from both the Office of Financial Research and Office of 
Financial Stability Oversight.
    Section 124. Language is included with respect to the 
people-to-people category of travel to Cuba.
    Section 125. Language is included requiring a report on a 
certain category of travel to Cuba.
    Section 126. Language is included limiting the fees 
available for obligation by the Office of Financial Research.
    Section 127. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury to submit a report on its Working Capital Fund.
    Section 128. Language is included limiting the obligations 
of the Working Capital Fund.

              Title II--Executive Office of the President

    Language under The White House, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
provides funds for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
U.S.C. 103, 105 and 107, subsistence expenses, hire of 
vehicles, travel, and official reception and representation 
expenses; and the Office of Policy Development.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for necessary expenses 
as authorized by 3 U.S.C. 105, 109, 110, and 112-114.
    Language under the Executive Residence at the White House, 
``Reimbursable Expenses'', specifies the authorized use of 
funds; specifies that reimbursable expenses are the exclusive 
authority of the Executive Residence to incur obligations and 
receive offsetting collections; requires the sponsors of 
political events to make advance payments; requires the 
national committee of the political party of the President to 
maintain $25,000 on deposit; requires the Executive Residence 
to ensure that amounts owed are billed within 60 days of a 
reimbursable event and collected within 30 days of the bill 
notice; authorizes the Executive Residence to charge and assess 
interest and penalties on late payments; authorizes all 
reimbursements to be deposited into the Treasury as a 
miscellaneous receipt; requires a report to the Committee on 
the reimbursable expenses within 90 days of the end of the 
fiscal year; requires the Executive Residence to maintain a 
system for tracking and classifying reimbursable events; and 
specifies that the Executive Residence is not exempt from the 
requirements of subchapter I or II of chapter 37 of title 31, 
United States Code.
    Language under ``White House Repair and Restoration'' 
provides funds for the repair, alteration and improvement of 
the Executive Residence at the White House; and allows funds to 
remain available until expended.
    Language under Council of Economic Advisors ``Salaries and 
Expenses'' is provided for necessary expenses in carrying out 
the Employment Act of 1946.
    Language under National Security Council and Homeland 
Security Council ``Salaries and Expenses'', provides for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language under Office of Administration, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', provides funds for continued modernization of the 
information technology infrastructure within the Executive 
Office of the President, to remain available until expended, 
and provides for services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 and 3 
U.S.C. 107, and for the hire of vehicles.
    Language under Office of Management and Budget, ``Salaries 
and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of vehicles; carrying out 
provisions of chapter 35 of 44 U.S.C., and to prepare the 
budget request; specifies funds for official representation 
expense; prohibits the review of agricultural marketing orders; 
prohibits the use of funds for the purpose of altering the 
transcript of testimony except for OMB officials; prohibits the 
use of funds for evaluating or determining if water resource 
project or study reports submitted by the Chief of Engineers 
are in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and 
requirements; and specifies the amount of time to perform 
budgetary policy reviews of water resource matters on which the 
Chief of Engineers has reported before the report is considered 
approved, and specifies notification requirements; requires 
consultation with House and Senate standing committees with 
respect to the number of printed and electronic versions of the 
fiscal year 2015 budget that should be provided by OMB; and 
prohibits the obligation of certain funds until the President's 
budget for fiscal year 2015 is submitted.
    Language under the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', provides funds for expenses, 
research, official reception and representation expenses, 
participation in joint projects, and allows for the acceptance 
of gifts.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``High 
Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program'', provides for the 
transfer of funds to State, local and Federal entities. 
Language is also included regarding the availability of funds, 
specifying the amount of funds for auditing and associated 
activities, requiring each designated High Intensity Drug 
Trafficking Area to receive not less than the fiscal year 2013 
base allocation unless the Director of the Office of National 
Drug Control Policy determines otherwise and submits a report 
to the Committees on Appropriations, and requiring reports 
regarding initial allocations and discretionary funding.
    Language under Federal Drug Control Programs, ``Other 
Federal Drug Control Programs'' provides funds to support 
matching grants to drug-free communities (with an amount 
specified to be made available as directed by section 4 of 
Public Law 107-82, as amended by Public Law 109-469), anti-
doping activities, the U.S. membership dues to the World Anti-
Doping Agency, drug courts and a competitive grant program. 
Language also allows for transfers and makes funds available 
until expended.
    Language under ``Information Technology Oversight and 
Reform'' provides funds for the furtherance of integrated, 
efficient, secure, and effective uses of information 
technology, to remain available until expended; allows funding 
to be transferred to agencies to carry out projects; and 
requires quarterly reports on identified savings by fiscal 
year, agency and appropriation.
    Language under Special Assistance to the President, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', enables the Vice President to 
provide assistance to the President, services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109 and 3 U.S.C. 106, subsistence, and the hire of 
vehicles.
    Language under Official Residence of the Vice President, 
``Operating Expenses'', provides funds for operation and 
maintenance of the official residence of the Vice President, 
the hire of vehicles, official entertainment expenses and 
provides for the transfer of funds as necessary.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 201. Language is included permitting the transfer 
of not to exceed ten percent of funds between various accounts 
within the Executive Office of the President, with advance 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 202. Language is included requiring the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget to report on the costs of 
implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer 
Protection Act (Public Law 111-203).
    Section 203. Language is included prohibiting funds to 
prepare, sign or approve statements abrogating legislation 
passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and 
signed by the President.
    Section 204. Language is included prohibiting funding to 
prepare or implement Executive Orders in contravention of 
existing law.

                        Title III--The Judiciary

    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', providing for certain funds to remain available 
until expended; the hire of passenger motor vehicles, official 
reception and representation, and miscellaneous expenses.
    Language is included under Supreme Court, ``Care of the 
Building and Grounds'', permitting funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
providing funds for the salaries of certain judges, and all 
other employees not otherwise provided for; necessary expenses; 
the purchase, rental, repair and cleaning of uniforms for 
Probation and Pretrial Services Office staff; firearms and 
ammunition; and specifies certain funds remain available for 
certain periods for specific purposes. Language is also 
included providing funding from the Vaccine Injury Compensation 
Trust Fund for certain purposes.
    Language is included under Defender Services, providing for 
the compensation and reimbursement of expenses for attorneys, 
investigative, expert and other services, the operation of 
Federal Defender organizations, travel, training, general 
administrative expenses and permitting funds to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under Fees of Jurors and 
Commissioners, permitting funds to remain available until 
expended and specifying limitations for the compensation of 
land commissioners.
    Language is included under Court Security, providing for 
protective guard services and procurement, installation and 
maintenance of security systems and equipment, building 
ingress-egress control, inspection of mail and packages, 
directed security patrols, perimeter security and services 
provided by the Federal Protective Services. Language is 
included permitting certain funds to remain available until 
expended, which may be transferred to the United States 
Marshals Service.
    Language is included under Administrative Office of the 
United States Courts, ``Salaries and Expenses'', providing for 
travel, the hire of passenger motor vehicles, advertising and 
rent in the District of Columbia. Language is included 
specifying certain amounts for official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under Federal Judicial Center, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', extending the availability of 
certain funds for education and training, and specifying 
certain amounts for official reception and representation 
expenses.
    Language is included under United States Sentencing 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', specifying certain 
amounts for official reception and representation expenses.
    In addition, the bill provides the following administrative 
provisions:
    Section 301. Language is included permitting funds for 
salaries and expenses to be available for the employment of 
experts and consultant services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Section 302. Language is included permitting up to five 
percent of any appropriation made available for fiscal year 
2014 to be transferred between Judiciary appropriations 
provided that no appropriation shall be decreased by more than 
five percent or increased by more than ten percent by any such 
transfer except in certain circumstances. In addition, the 
language provides that any such transfer shall be treated as a 
reprogramming of funds under sections 604 and 608 of the 
accompanying bill and shall not be available for obligation or 
expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth 
in those sections.
    Section 303. Language is included allowing not to exceed 
$11,000 to be used for official reception and representation 
expenses incurred by the Judicial Conference of the United 
States.
    Section 304. Language is included allowing a court security 
pilot program.
    Section 305. Language is included requested by the Judicial 
Conference extending temporary judgeships in the eastern 
district of Missouri, Kansas, Arizona, the northern district of 
Alabama, the central district of California, the southern 
district of Florida, New Mexico and the eastern district of 
Texas.
    Section 306. Language is included requiring the Judicial 
Conference to develop a space management plan to reduce the 
number of square feet funded by the Courts of Appeals, District 
Courts, and Other Judicial Services, Salaries and Expenses 
appropriation by fiscal year 2016.

                     Title IV--District of Columbia

    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Resident 
Tuition Support'', permitting the amount appropriated to remain 
available until expended; and specifying conditions for the 
use, award, and financial accounting of funds.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Emergency 
Planning and Security Costs in the District of Columbia'', 
providing that the amount appropriated shall remain available 
until expended for providing public safety at events, including 
support of the United States Secret Service, and to respond to 
terrorist threats or attacks.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; (2) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes; (3) allowing funds made available for capital 
improvements to remain available until September 30, 2015, and 
(4) providing for the reallocation of funds.
    Language is included under ``Defender Services in the 
District of Columbia Courts'': (1) providing that the amount 
appropriated shall remain available until expended; (2) 
specifying who shall administer these funds; and (3) providing 
that all amounts under this heading shall be apportioned 
quarterly by the Office of Management and Budget and obligated 
and expended in the same manner as funds appropriated for 
salaries and expenses of other Federal agencies.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the Court 
Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of 
Columbia'': (1) specifying certain amounts for specific 
purposes and programs; (2) providing that all amounts under 
this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by the Office of 
Management and Budget and obligated and expended in the same 
manner as funds appropriated for salaries and expenses of other 
Federal agencies; and (3) authorizing the Director to accept 
and use gifts to support offender and defendant programs; to 
accept and use equipment, supplies, and vocational training 
services necessary to sustain, educate, and train offenders and 
defendants, including their dependent children; and specifying 
for recording the acceptance of such gifts.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to District of 
Columbia Public Defender Service'': (1) providing that all 
amounts under this heading shall be apportioned quarterly by 
the Office of Management and Budget and obligated and expended 
in the same manner as funds appropriated for salaries and 
expenses of other Federal agencies; (2) and authorizing the 
acceptance and use of voluntary and uncompensated services to 
facilitate the work of the District of Columbia Public Defender 
Service.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment to the 
Criminal Justice Coordinating Council'', specifying that the 
amount appropriated shall remain available until expended to 
support initiatives related to the coordination of Federal and 
local criminal justice resources.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Judicial 
Commissions'', specifying certain amounts for certain 
commissions and allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until September 30, 2015.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for School 
Improvement'', allowing for appropriations to remain available 
until expended for payments authorized under the Scholarship 
for Opportunity and Results Act.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for the 
District of Columbia National Guard'', providing funds for the 
National Guard Retention and College Access Program to remain 
available until expended.
    Language is included under ``Federal Payment for Testing 
and Treatment of HIV/AIDS'' for testing and treatment.
    Language is included under ``District of Columbia Funds'': 
(1) providing funds as proposed in the Fiscal Year 2014 
Proposed Budget and Financial Plan submitted to Congress by the 
District of Columbia; (2) limits the amount provided in this 
Act for the District of Columbia to the amount of the proposed 
budget or the sum of total revenues; (3) providing conditions 
for increasing the amount provided; and (4) directing the Chief 
Financial Officer to ensure the District of Columbia meets all 
requirements, but prohibits the reprogramming of capital 
projects.

                     Title V--Independent Agencies

    The bill includes the following administrative provisions 
under the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB):
    Section 501. Language is included repealing the prohibition 
against the Committees on Appropriations reviewing transfers 
from the Federal Reserve System to the CFPB.
    Section 502. Language is included changing CFPB's source of 
funding from transfers from the Federal Reserve System to 
annual appropriations beginning in fiscal year 2015.
    Section 503. Language is included requiring CFPB to make 
transfer requests to the Federal Reserve System and the 
response from Federal Reserve System available on the Bureau's 
public website, in addition to requiring CFPB to notify 
Congress of when it makes such a request and to describe in 
detail how requested funds compare to the CFPB's budget 
justification.
    Section 504. Language is included requiring CFPB to submit 
quarterly reports on its activities and to testify on its 
activities when requested.
    Language is included for the Consumer Product Safety 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
expenses, the hire of motor vehicles, services as authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109 (with a limitation on rates for individuals), 
official reception and representation expenses, and allowing 
$500,000 to remain available until expended for a grant program 
authorized by section 1405 of Public Law 110-140 (15 U.S.C. 
8004).
    Language is included under the Federal Communications 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', permitting funds for 
uniforms and allowances therefor, official reception and 
representation expenses, purchase and hire of motor vehicles, 
and special counsel fees. Language provides for the assessment 
and collection of offsetting collections, authorizes retention 
of such collections, and provides that they remain available 
until expended. Language prohibits the availability for 
obligation of excess collections. Language limits the use of 
proceeds from the use of a competitive bidding system. Language 
provides funding for the Office of Inspector General.
    Language is included for the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation, ``Office of Inspector General'', that provides for 
the funds to be derived from the Deposit Insurance Fund, and 
the FSLIC Resolution Fund, or any successor to these funds.
    Language is included for the Federal Election Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that specifies funds for reception 
and representation expenses.
    Language is included for the Federal Labor Relations 
Authority, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, the hire of experts and 
consultants, hire of motor vehicles, reception and 
representation expenses and the rental of conference rooms; 
authorizes travel payments to public members of the Federal 
Service Impasses Panel; and allows for fees collected to be 
transferred to and merged with the appropriation.
    Language is included for the Federal Trade Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', permitting funds for uniforms and 
allowances therefor, services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, 
official reception and representation expenses, hire of motor 
vehicles, and contract for collection services. Language 
provides for the crediting and retention of certain fees. 
Language also prohibits funds from being used to implement 
subsection (e)(2)(B) of section 43 of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Act.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Federal Buildings Fund'', that allows for 
revenues and collections to be deposited in the Fund; specifies 
the conditions under which funds made available can be used; 
limits the availability of funds for certain periods and 
purposes, and requires spending plans.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Government-wide Policy'', that provides funds 
for policy and evaluation activities associated with the 
management of real and personal property assets and certain 
administrative services; support responsibilities relating to 
acquisition, telecommunications, information technology 
management, and related technology activities; and services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109. Language is included that limits 
the availability of funds for certain purposes.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Real and Personal Property Management Disposal'', that 
provides funds for expenses for activities associated with 
personal and real property disposal, and services authorized by 
5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Office of the Administrator'', that provides funds for 
expenses for activities associated with agency-wide policy 
direction and management, other support services, and services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109.
    Language is included for General Services Administration, 
``Civilian Board of Contract Appeals'', for necessary expenses.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'', that makes 
certain funds available until expended and provides for awards 
in recognition of efforts that enhance the office.
    Language is included for the General Services 
Administration, ``Information and Engagement for Citizens'', 
that provides funds for the Office of Citizen Services and 
other information technology costs. Language is also included 
for the ``Federal Citizen Services Fund'' that authorizes funds 
to be deposited in the Fund and limits the availability of 
funds in the Fund.
    In addition, the bill includes the following administrative 
provisions under the General Services Administration (GSA):
    Section 505. Language is included providing authority for 
the use of funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Section 506. Language is included providing that funds made 
available for activities of the Federal Buildings Fund may be 
transferred between appropriations with advance approval of the 
Congress to apply to funds provided in prior appropriations 
Acts.
    Section 507. Language is included requiring funds proposed 
for developing courthouse construction requests to meet 
appropriate standards and the priorities of the Judicial 
Conference.
    Section 508. Language is included providing that no funds 
may be used to increase the amount of occupiable square feet, 
provide cleaning services, security enhancements, or any other 
service usually provided, to any agency which does not pay the 
requested rent.
    Section 509. Language is included permitting GSA to pay 
small claims (up to $250,000) made against the Federal 
Government.
    Section 510. Language is included requiring the 
Administrator to ensure that the delineated area of procurement 
for all lease agreements is identical to the delineated area 
included in the prospectus unless prior notice is given to the 
Committees.
    Section 511. Language is included requiring GSA to have 
both the authorization and appropriation for construction 
before taking land from private land owners.
    Section 512. Language is included requiring GSA to submit a 
report on its Working Capital Fund.
    Section 513. Language is included limiting the obligations 
of the Working Capital Fund.
    Section 514. Language is included requiring a report on GSA 
training.
    Section 515. Language is included requiring GSA submits a 
report on employee salaries and awards and an evaluation of its 
employee awards program.
    Section 516. Language is included requiring GSA to release 
publicly the Federal Real Property Reports for fiscal years 
2011 and 2012.
    Section 517. Language is included regarding to the 
Integrated Acquisition Environment and System for Award 
Management.
    Section 518. Language is included that requires quarterly 
reports about the Federal Buildings Fund portfolio, rental 
rates, space utilization rates, and expenses.
    Language is included for the Merit Systems Protection 
Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference 
rooms, hire of passenger motor vehicles, direct procurement of 
survey printing, official reception and representation 
expenses, and administration expenses to adjudicate retirement 
appeals, and provides for the transfer of some funds.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Operating Expenses'', that provides funds for 
uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 5901 
et seq., including maintenance, repairs, and cleaning, the hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, activities of the Public Interest 
Declassification Board, the review and declassification of 
documents, and the operations and maintenance of the electronic 
records archive.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Office of Inspector General'', that provides 
funds for the hire of motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the National Archives and Records 
Administration, ``Repairs and Restoration'', that provides 
funds for the repair, alteration, improvement, and provision of 
adequate storage; and provides that funds remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included under the National Archives and 
Records Administration, ``National Historical Publications and 
Records Commission Grants Program'', that provides funds for 
allocations and grants for historical publications and records; 
and provides that funds remain available until expended.
    Language is included under the National Credit Union 
Administration, ``Community Development Credit Union Revolving 
Loan Fund'', that provides funds for technical assistance and 
limits the availability of funds.
    Language is included under the Office of Government Ethics, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, rental of conference rooms, hire 
of passenger motor vehicles, and official reception and 
representation expenses.
    Language is included under the Office of Personnel 
Management, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, medical examinations for 
veterans, rental of conference rooms, hire of passenger motor 
vehicles, official reception and representation expenses, 
advances for reimbursements, payment of per diem and/or 
subsistence allowances, the Enterprise Human Resources 
Integration project, the Human Resources Line of Business 
project, and the transfer of administrative expenses; limits 
the availability of some funds; directs that provisions shall 
not affect other authorities; prohibits funds for the Legal 
Examining Unit; and authorizes the acceptance of donations 
under certain conditions.
    Language is included for the Office of Personnel 
Management, Office of Inspector General, ``Salaries and 
Expenses'', that provides funds for services authorized by 5 
U.S.C. 3109, hire of passenger motor vehicles, rental of 
conference rooms, and a transfer for administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Office of Special Counsel, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for services 
authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, payment of fees and expenses for 
witnesses, rental of conference rooms, and the hire of 
passenger motor vehicles.
    Language is included for the Postal Regulatory Commission, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for transfer of funds 
from the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the Privacy and Civil Liberties 
Oversight Board, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that makes funds 
available until September 30, 2015.
    Language is included for the Recovery Accountability and 
Transparency Board ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides 
funds to develop and test information technology resources and 
oversight mechanisms to enhance transparency and detect and 
remediate waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal spending, and to 
oversee disaster funds.
    Language is included for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, ``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for rental 
of space, reception and representation expenses, a permanent 
secretariat for the International Organization of Securities 
Commissions, and consultations and meetings hosted by the 
Commission. Language is included providing for information 
technology initiatives and the economics division. Language is 
included that provides for the crediting of offsetting 
collections. Language provides for the assessment and 
collection of offsetting collections, authorizes retention of 
such collections, and provides that they remain available until 
expended.
    Language is included for the Selective Service System, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for attendance 
of meetings, training, hire of passenger motor vehicles, 
services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and official reception 
and representation expenses; authorizes certain exemptions 
under certain conditions; and prohibits funds used in 
connection with the induction of any person into the Armed 
Forces of the United States.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides for hire of motor 
vehicles and official reception and representation expenses. 
Language is also included to provide authority to charge fees 
and credit such fees to the account without further 
appropriation. Language is also included to fund grants. 
Language is also included for the Loan Modernization and 
Accounting System and co-sponsor activities.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Office of Inspector General'', that provides funds to carry 
out the provisions of the Inspector General Act of 1978.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Office of Advocacy'', that provides funds to carry out the 
provisions of the Independent Office of Advocacy Act of 2003 
and the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980 and allows funds to 
remain available until expended.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration, 
``Business Loans Program Account'', limiting commitments for 
certain guaranteed loan programs and for providing for the cost 
of direct loans and guaranteed loans. Language is also included 
authorizing the transfer of funds to ``Salaries and Expenses'' 
for administrative expenses.
    Language is included for the Small Business Administration 
``Disaster Loan Program Account'', that provides for the 
transfer of funds to the ``Office of Inspector General'' and to 
``Salaries and Expenses'' and allows funds to remain available 
until expended.
    Language is included allowing for the transfer of funds 
between Small Business Administration appropriations.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
``Payment to the Postal Service Fund'', that provides funds for 
revenue foregone; limits the availability of funds; stipulates 
that mail for overseas voting and mail for the blind is free; 
prohibits funds in this Act from being used to charge a fee to 
a child support enforcement agency seeking the address of a 
postal customer; and prohibits funds from being used to 
consolidate or close small rural and other small post offices.
    Language is included for the United States Postal Service, 
``Office of Inspector General'', that provides for transfer 
from the Postal Service Fund.
    Language is included for the United States Tax Court, 
``Salaries and Expenses'', that provides funds for contract 
reporting and services authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109, and that 
travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon the written 
certificate of the judge.

                      General Provisions--This Act

    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 601. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting pay and other expenses for non-Federal 
parties in regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings funded in 
this Act.
    Section 602. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting obligations beyond the current fiscal 
year and prohibits transfers of funds unless expressly so 
provided herein.
    Section 603. Language is included that continues the 
provision limiting procurement contracts for consulting service 
expenditures to contracts that are matters of public record and 
available for public inspection.
    Section 604. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting transfer of funds in this Act without 
express authority.
    Section 605. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting the use of funds to engage in activities 
that would prohibit the enforcement of section 307 of the 1930 
Tariff Act.
    Section 606. Language is included that continues the 
provision concerning compliance with the Buy American Act.
    Section 607. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting the use of funds by any person or entity 
convicted of violating the Buy American Act.
    Section 608. Language is included that continues the 
provision specifying reprogramming procedures. The provision 
requires that agencies or entities funded by the Act notify the 
Committee and obtain prior approval from the Committee for any 
reprogramming of funds that: (1) creates a new program; (2) 
eliminates a program, project, or activity; (3) increases funds 
or personnel for any program, project, or activity for which 
funds have been denied or restricted by the Congress; (4) 
proposes to use funds directed for a specific activity by 
either the House or Senate Committees on Appropriations for a 
different purpose; (5) augments existing programs, projects, or 
activities in excess of $5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less; (6) reduces existing programs, projects, or activities by 
$5,000,000 or 10 percent, whichever is less; or (7) reorganizes 
offices, programs, or activities. The provision also directs 
the agencies funded by this Act to submit operating plans for 
the Committee's review within 60 days of the bill's enactment.
    Section 609. Language is included that continues the 
provision providing that fifty percent of unobligated balances 
may remain available for certain purposes.
    Section 610. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting funding for the Executive Office of the 
President to request a Federal Bureau of Investigation 
background investigation except with the express consent of the 
individual involved or in extraordinary circumstances involving 
national security.
    Section 611. Language is included that continues the 
provision regarding cost accounting standards for contracts 
under the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program.
    Section 612. Language is included that continues the 
provision regarding non-foreign area cost of living allowances.
    Section 613. Language is included that includes language 
prohibiting the expenditure of funds for abortion.
    Section 614. Language is included that continues the 
provision making exceptions to the preceding provision where 
the life of the mother is in danger or the pregnancy is a 
result of an act of rape or incest.
    Section 615. Language is included that continues the 
provision carried annually since 2004 waiving restrictions on 
the purchase of non-domestic articles, materials, and supplies 
in the case of acquisition of information technology by the 
Federal government.
    Section 616. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting officers or employees of any regulatory 
agency or commission funded by this Act from accepting travel 
payments or reimbursements from a person or entity regulated by 
such agency or commission.
    Section 617. Language is included that continues the 
provision permitting the Securities and Exchange Commission and 
Commodities Future Trading Commission to fund a joint advisory 
committee to advise on emerging regulatory issues, 
notwithstanding Section 708 of this Act.
    Section 618. Language is included that includes language 
prohibiting the obligation of funds in fiscal year 2014 from 
the Securities and Exchange Commission Reserve Fund established 
by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection 
Act. The Committee believes the Commission should request the 
level of funding it believes is necessary in any given fiscal 
year and not have access to reserve funding that is outside of 
the Congressional review process.
    Section 619. Language is included that continues the 
provision requiring certain agencies to provide quarterly 
reports on unobligated prior year balances after the end of the 
quarter.
    Section 620. Language is included that continues the 
provision that requires certain agencies in this Act to consult 
with the General Services Administration before seeking new 
office space or making alterations to existing office space.
    Section 621. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting funds for the Federal Trade Commission to 
complete the draft report entitled ``Interagency Working Group 
on Food Marketed to Children: Preliminary Proposed Nutrition 
Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts'' unless 
the Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children 
complies with Executive Order 13563, including the requirement 
in to provide quantified present and future benefits and costs.
    Section 622. Language is included that modifies the 
provision prohibiting funding for certain czars including the 
White House Director of the Office of Health Reform, the 
Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, the 
Senior Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury assigned to the 
Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry and Senior 
Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, and the White House 
Director of Urban Affairs, or any substantially similar 
positions.
    Section 623. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting funds from being used by any agency in 
this Act for any new hires not verified through the E-Verify 
Program established under section 403(a) of the Illegal 
Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (8 
U.S.C. 1324a note).
    Section 624. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting funding made available by this Act to be 
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, where the awarding agency is aware of the 
conviction, unless an agency has considered suspension or 
debarment of the corporation and has made a determination that 
this further action is not necessary to protect the interests 
of the Government.
    Section 625. Language is included that continues the 
provision prohibiting funding made available by this Act to be 
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, where the awarding agency is 
aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless an agency has 
considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and has 
made a determination that this further action is not necessary 
to protect the interests of the Government.
    Section 626. Language is included that includes language 
providing for several appropriated mandatory accounts. These 
are accounts where authorizing language requires the payment of 
funds. The budget request assumes the following estimated cost 
for the programs addressed in this provision: $450,000 for 
Compensation of the President including $50,000 for expenses, 
$126,931,000 for the Judicial Retirement Funds (Judicial 
Officers' Retirement Fund, Judicial Survivors' Annuities Fund, 
and the United States Court of Federal Claims Judges' 
Retirement Fund), $11,404,000,000 for the Government Payment 
for Annuitants, Employee Health Benefits, $53,000,000 for the 
Government Payment for Annuitants, Employee Life Insurance, and 
$9,178,000,000 for Payment to the Civil Service Retirement and 
Disability Fund. In addition, language is included for certain 
retirement, healthcare and survivor benefits required by 3 
U.S.C. 102 note.
    Section 627. Language is included that includes language 
which amends the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act 
to allow for a greater number of States and municipalities to 
qualify for the program.
    Section 628. Language is included that includes a provision 
directing the Comptroller General to conduct a cost-benefit 
analysis of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 
2008.
    Section 629. Language is included that requires certain 
regulatory agencies to provide a report on increasing public 
participation in rulemaking, improving coordination among 
Federal agencies, and identifying ineffective or excessively 
burdensome regulations.
    Section 630. Language is included that prohibits agencies 
within this Act from spending funds on travel, conferences, or 
employee awards programs that are not authorized by Federal 
law, regulation, or Executive Order. No later than 90 days 
after enactment of this Act, each Inspector General of a 
department or agency, board or commission, Director of the 
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, or senior ethics 
official in agencies without inspectors general funded by this 
Act shall report to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate as to whether the entity concerned has 
effective procedures in place to ensure compliance with all 
applicable Federal laws, regulations, and Executive Orders on 
travel, conferences, and employee awards programs.
    Section 631. Language is included that limits funds made 
available for terrestrial broadband operations.
    Section 632. Language is included that prohibits funds to 
be used to eliminate or reduce funding for a program or project 
unless such change is made pursuant to reprogramming or 
transfer provisions.
    Section 633. Language is included that provides new 
language authorizing the Office of Personnel Management's 
Inspector General to access funds from the Office of Personnel 
Management's revolving fund to conduct oversight of revolving 
fund activities.
    Section 634. Language is included requiring the Department 
of the Treasury and the General Services Administration to 
submit certain information in the budget request.

                  General Provisions--Government-Wide

    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 701. Language is included requiring agencies to 
administer a policy designed to ensure that all of its 
workplaces are free from the illegal use of controlled 
substances.
    Section 702. Language is included establishing price 
limitations on vehicles to be purchased by the Federal 
Government with an exemption for the purchase of electric, 
plug-in hybrid electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
    Section 703. Language is included allowing funds made 
available to agencies for travel to also be used for quarter 
allowances and cost-of-living allowances.
    Section 704. Language is included prohibiting the 
employment of noncitizens.
    Section 705. Language is included giving agencies the 
authority to pay General Services Administration bills for 
space renovation and other services.
    Section 706. Language is included allowing agencies to 
finance the costs of recycling and waste prevention programs 
with proceeds from the sale of materials recovered through such 
programs.
    Section 707. Language is included providing that funds made 
available to corporations and agencies subject to 31 U.S.C. 91 
may pay rent and other service costs in the District of 
Columbia.
    Section 708. Language is included prohibiting interagency 
financing of groups absent prior statutory approval.
    Section 709. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for enforcing regulations disapproved in accordance with 
the applicable law of the U.S.
    Section 710. Language is included limiting the amount of 
funds that can be used for redecoration of offices under 
certain circumstances.
    Section 711. Language is included allowing for interagency 
funding of national security and emergency telecommunications 
initiatives.
    Section 712. Language is included requiring agencies to 
certify that a Schedule C appointment was not created solely or 
primarily to detail the employee to the White House.
    Section 713. Language is included prohibiting the payment 
of any employee who prohibits, threatens or prevents another 
employee from communicating with Congress.
    Section 714. Language is included prohibiting Federal 
training not directly related to the performance of official 
duties.
    Section 715. Language is included prohibiting, other than 
for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, 
propaganda, publicity and lobbying by executive agency 
personnel in support or defeat of legislative initiatives.
    Section 716. Language is included prohibiting any Federal 
agency from disclosing an employee's home address to any labor 
organization, absent employee authorization or court order.
    Section 717. Language is included prohibiting funds to be 
used to provide non-public information such as mailing, 
telephone, or electronic mailing lists to any person or 
organization outside the government without the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Section 718. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for propaganda and publicity purposes not authorized by 
Congress.
    Section 719. Language is included directing agency 
employees to use official time in an honest effort to perform 
official duties.
    Section 720. Language is included allowing the use of funds 
to finance an appropriate share of the Federal Accounting 
Standards Advisory Board.
    Section 721. Language is included allowing agencies to 
transfer $17,000,000 to the Government-wide Policy account of 
the General Services Administration to finance an appropriate 
share of various government-wide boards and councils.
    Section 722. Language is included permitting breast feeding 
in a Federal building or on Federal property if the woman and 
child are authorized to be there.
    Section 723. Language is included permitting interagency 
funding of the National Science and Technology Council and 
provides for a report on the budget and resources of the 
National Science and Technology Council. The report should 
include the entire budget of the National Science and 
Technology Council.
    Section 724. Language is included requiring documents 
involving the distribution of Federal funds to indicate the 
agency providing the funds and the amount provided.
    Section 725. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds to monitor personal access or use of Internet sites or to 
collect, review, or obtain any personally identifiable 
information relating to access to or use of an Internet site.
    Section 726. Language is included requiring health plans 
participating in the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program 
to provide contraceptive coverage and provides exemptions to 
certain religious plans.
    Section 727. Language is included supporting strict 
adherence to anti-doping activities.
    Section 728. Language is included allowing funds for 
official travel to be used by departments and agencies, if 
consistent with OMB Circular A-126, to participate in the 
fractional aircraft ownership pilot program.
    Section 729. Language is included prohibiting funds for 
implementation of Office of Personnel Management regulations 
limiting detailees to the Legislative Branch, and implementing 
limitations on the Coast Guard Congressional Fellowship 
Program.
    Section 730. Language is included restricting the use of 
funds for Federal law enforcement training facilities.
    Section 731. Language is included prohibiting Executive 
Branch agencies from creating prepackaged news stories that are 
broadcast or distributed in the United States unless the story 
includes a clear notification within the text or audio of that 
news story that the prepackaged news story was prepared or 
funded by that executive branch agency. This provision confirms 
the opinion of the Government Accountability Office dated 
February 17, 2005 (B-304272).
    Section 732. Language is included prohibiting use of funds 
in contravention of section 552a of title 5, United States Code 
(the Privacy Act) and regulations implementing that section.
    Section 733. Language is included prohibiting funds from 
being used for any Federal Government contract with any foreign 
incorporated entity which is treated as an inverted domestic 
corporation.
    Section 734. Language is included requiring agencies to pay 
a fee to the Office of Personnel Management for processing 
retirement of employees who separate under Voluntary Early 
Retirement Authority or who receive Voluntary Separation 
Incentive payments.
    Section 735. Language is included prohibiting funds to 
require any entity submitting an offer for a Federal contract 
or participating in an acquisition to disclose political 
contributions.
    Section 736. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
painting of a portrait of an employee of the Federal government 
including the President, the Vice President, a Member of 
Congress, the head of an executive branch agency, or the head 
of an office of the legislative branch.
    Section 737. Language is included concerning the non-
application of these general provisions to title IV and to 
title VIII.
    Section 738. Language is included that would prohibit 
funding in the bill to pay more than 75 percent of the salary 
of the Commissioner and any Deputy Commissioner of Internal 
Revenue if the Internal Revenue Service agency does not comply 
with certain Inspector General recommendations by July 1, 2014.

                General Provisions--District of Columbia

    In addition, the bill provides the following provisions 
under this title:
    Section 801. Language is included that appropriates funds 
for refunding overpayments of taxes collected and for paying 
settlements and judgments against the District of Columbia 
government.
    Section 802. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for publicity or propaganda purposes.
    Section 803. Language is included establishing 
reprogramming procedures for Federal funds and authorizing 
local funds reprogrammings and transfers through November 1, 
2014.
    Section 804. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds to provide salaries or other costs associated 
with the offices of a United States Senator or Representative.
    Section 805. Language is included restricting the use of 
official vehicles to official duties.
    Section 806. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for any petition drive or civil action which 
seeks to require Congress to provide for voting representation 
in Congress for the District of Columbia.
    Section 807. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds for needle exchange programs.
    Section 808. Language is included regarding a ``conscience 
clause'' on legislation that pertains to contraceptive coverage 
by health insurance plans.
    Section 809. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
Federal funds to legalize or reduce penalties associated with 
the possession, use, or distribution on any schedule I 
substance under the Controlled Substances Act or any 
tetrahydrocannabinols derivative.
    Section 810. Language is included prohibiting the use of 
funds for abortion except in the cases of rape or incest or if 
necessary to save the life of the mother.
    Section 811. Language is included requiring the Chief 
Financial Officer (CFO) to submit a revised operating budget 
for all agencies in the D.C. government, no later than 30 
calendar days after the enactment of this Act that realigns 
budgeted data with anticipated actual expenditures.
    Section 812. Language is included requiring the CFO to 
submit a revised operating budget for D.C. Public Schools, no 
later than 30 calendar days after the enactment of this Act 
that realigns school budgets to actual school enrollment.
    Section 813. Language is included allowing the transfer of 
local funds and capital and enterprise funds.
    Section 814. Language is included prohibiting the 
obligation of Federal funds beyond the current fiscal year and 
transfers of funds unless expressly provided herein.
    Section 815. Language is included to provide that not to 
exceed 50 percent of unobligated balances from Federal 
appropriations for salaries and expenses may remain available 
for certain purposes.
    Section 816. Language is included limiting references to 
``this Act'' as referring to only this title and title IV.
    Section 817. Includes a sense of Congress that the Congress 
should not pass any legislation that authorizes spending cuts 
that would increase poverty in the United States.

                Title IX--Additional General Provisions

    Section 901. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
Securities and Exchange Commission to require the disclosure of 
political contributions, contributions to tax exempt 
organizations, or dues paid to trade associations.
    Section 902. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
collection of certain wire and electronic communication without 
a warrant.
    Section 903. Language is included prohibiting funds for the 
Internal Revenue Service to target groups for regulatory 
scrutiny based on their political beliefs and prohibiting funds 
to issue regulations, revenue rulings, or interpretative 
guidance relating to the primary purpose standard for purposes 
of determining an organization's tax exempt status under 
section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
    Section 904. Language is included prohibiting new budget 
authority from exceeding the budget allocation in fiscal year 
2014.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

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

    Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee 
allocations to its subcommittees of amounts in the First 
Concurrent Resolution of 2013:

                            SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                   302b allocation              This bill
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                                 Budget                    Budget
                                                               Authority     Outlays     Authority     Outlays
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General purpose discretionary...............................       16,966       19,711       16,966      19,707*
Mandatory...................................................       21,229       21,223       21,229      21,223
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*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 projections associated with 
the budget authority provided in the accompanying bill, as 
provided to the Committee by the Congressional Budget Office.

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         Outlays
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2014...........................................                   34,997
2015...........................................                    2,170
2016...........................................                     -470
2017...........................................                     -505
2018 and future years..........................                   -4,186
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*Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

          Financial 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     Outlays
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Financial assistance to State and local                 245         258*
 governments for 2014.........................
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*Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                          Program Duplication

    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

    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 amounts enacted for fiscal year 2013 and budget 
estimates presented for fiscal year 2014.
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                            DISSENTING VIEWS

    We want to start by thanking Chairman Crenshaw and his 
staff for their work in sharing information and keeping a 
professional process in place. It is a testament to our 
personal and professional relationships that we are able to 
talk these issues through in a respectful manner, despite the 
disappointing bill before us.
    The fiscal year (FY) 2014 bill approved by the Committee 
provides net budget authority of $16.966 billion, a cut of 
nearly $4.3 billion below the FY 2013 pre-sequester level and 
more than $7 billion (29%) below the Administration's request.
    Every Republican member of the Appropriations Committee 
voted for the Ryan budget, which forces bad choices under a 
thoroughly inadequate allocation, and against the Lowey 
alternative allocation. To pretend that the truly abysmal 
302(b) allocations came out of thin air is to deny reality. 
With the House and Senate Appropriations Committees nearly $92 
billion apart in 302(a) allocations, it remains a great mystery 
how this gap will be bridged without at least raising the 
question of a government shutdown. In the case of this bill, 
which touches so many programs critical to the basic 
functioning of government, at these levels, services will be 
shut down, taxes will go uncollected, and consumers, investors, 
and taxpayers will lose vital protections. Government cannot 
function effectively at this laughable allocation.
    The unsustainable cuts forced by the Subcommittee's 
allocation will impact all citizens. For example, the Internal 
Revenue Service (IRS) interacts with every taxpayer each year. 
Under this bill, the IRS is slashed by $2.85 billion below the 
FY13 pre-sequester level, and an astounding $3.85 billion, or 
30%, below the level requested by the President. This will 
force the IRS to eliminate 25,000 positions, which in turn will 
cause the service level offered to plummet to an unprecedented 
20%. Plainly speaking, this ensures that only 1 in 5 phone 
calls from taxpayers will be answered at the IRS. That is 
unacceptable. Further, we can be assured that tax cheats will 
not be pursued as vigorously. In fact, the IRS projects that 
the cuts in this bill will result in $12 billion in uncollected 
revenue, thereby increasing the deficit. It does not make 
economic or budgetary sense to cut the IRS budget so severely 
because honest taxpayers will have trouble getting their 
questions answered, tax cheats will go free, revenue will go 
uncollected, and deficits will grow.
    Moreover, this bill does not adequately ensure that our 
financial markets are policed appropriately. By not providing 
needed resources for the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(SEC), this bill invites mischief in our markets. A cut of $303 
million below the President's request leads to less enforcement 
and hinders the ongoing implementation of the Dodd-Frank Wall 
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Dodd-Frank is the 
law of the land and was enacted to deter truly outrageous 
behavior in our financial sector. Without proper SEC 
enforcement, how can we expect to stop malfeasance from 
happening again, much less move our markets forward to more 
stability? It is important to note that funding for the SEC is 
deficit-neutral, as the agency is fee-funded. Therefore, fully 
funding the agency at the President's request would not cost 
the taxpayers a dime, but would make significant strides in 
greater enforcement, in promulgation of Dodd-Frank required 
rules, and in improvements to the agency's information 
technology infrastructure.
    As our nation's landlord, superintendent and developer, the 
General Services Administration (GSA) must have resources to 
support the missions of all other federal agencies. This bill 
dramatically reduces our investment in infrastructure in a time 
when we need to be putting citizens to work. Further, the bill 
provides only 85% of the funds needed to pay the federal 
government's rent to private landlords, all but ensuring that 
the government will default on leases, close facilities, and 
breach contracts. This will raise costs in outyears, thereby 
eradicating the ``savings'' achieved this year.
    Several smaller programs are eliminated in this bill, 
including funding for the Election Assistance Commission (EAC). 
Despite ongoing attempts to hamstring the agency, the EAC 
remains vital to ensuring the integrity and accessibility of 
our nation's elections. Given the recent history of 
controversies and mismanagement in several states, it is unwise 
to defund this agency.
    In the instances of the IRS, SEC, and GSA, the proposed 
cuts in this bill will actually increase costs in the future 
through reduced revenue, diminished enforcement, and higher 
lease costs. In the case of other agencies within the bill, 
particularly those with budgets almost entirely composed of 
fixed costs, the bill will force furloughs, which will reduce 
vital services to the public. Overall, these cuts are not 
saving taxpayer dollars; they are ensuring reduced services at 
higher costs.
    In addition to the severe cuts in this bill, we are also 
distressed that it includes several controversial policy riders 
that have nothing to do with the allocation and everything to 
do with partisan politics. The bill once again interferes in 
the District of Columbia's local affairs, restricting the 
District from spending its own funds in the provision of 
abortion services for low-income individuals. The bill further 
invades the rights of citizens by dismissing the overwhelming 
approval of a referendum providing local funds budget autonomy 
beginning in fiscal year 2015. The vote on budget autonomy is 
more than an expression of the opinion of District's residents; 
it is an exercise of their legal and fundamental rights. This 
micromanagement of the District is not the proper role of 
Congress.
    There are further restrictions in the bill that prevent 
implementation of the individual mandate required in the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and a prohibition 
on the provision of the full range of reproductive services 
coverage for all health benefits programs provided under the 
Act. These issues have long been settled, and it is 
inappropriate to use the Appropriations process to unwind 
current law.
    Democrats attempted to address many of these inadequacies 
through the amendment process in Committee. Unfortunately, our 
colleagues on the other side rejected all efforts to improve 
the funding allocation and to remove those riders which 
preclude compromise in the Appropriations process.
    We appreciate the efforts the Chairman made to adequately 
fund the Small Business Administration, the Community 
Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund, the Federal 
Judiciary, and anti-terrorism programs at the Department of 
Treasury. However, these are very small bright spots in an 
otherwise dismal bill. The functions carried out by agencies in 
this bill are vital to taxpayers, consumers, businesses, and 
the economy as a whole. Shortchanging these functions does 
nothing to help our economy recover, create jobs, or reduce the 
deficit; in fact, this bill makes our markets less secure, 
reduces spending on infrastructure, and increases the deficit. 
In its current form, we cannot support the bill.

                                   Nita M. Lowey.
                                   Jose E. Serrano.