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114th Congress    }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session       }                                      {     114-902

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  REPORT ON ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS DURING THE 
                             114TH CONGRESS

                                _______
                                

January 2, 2017.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                              A N N U A L

                              R E P O R T

    The Committee on Appropriations is the principal arm 
through which the House of Representatives exercises its 
constitutional responsibility to provide funds for the 
operations of the various activities of the Federal Government. 
Clause 1(b) of rule X of the House of Representatives provides 
that the Committee shall have jurisdiction over the 
``Appropriation of the revenue for the support of the 
Government.'' This responsibility has basically been vested in 
the Committee since 1865.
    The Committee has been established by the House with a 
membership of 51 during the 114th Congress. With relatively few 
exceptions, the responsibilities of the Committee are carried 
out through its 12 subcommittees which in turn report to the 
full Committee. The subcommittees are organized essentially on 
a functional basis with recognition of the existing structure 
of the Departments and agencies within the executive branch. 
(The jurisdictional assignments of subcommittees during the 
114th Congress are displayed in Appendix C.)

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                   SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS ACTIONS


                             114th Congress

    The House Committee on Appropriations had an ambitious 
agenda during the 114th Congress. Work began early in calendar 
year 2015 when the Committee completed the fiscal year 2015 
Homeland Security appropriations bill. That bill was enacted as 
Public Law 114-4 on March 4, 2015, the day after the House 
approved the measure by a vote of 257-167. That action cleared 
the way to begin work on fiscal year 2016 appropriations. The 
Committee got off to a fast start, holding its first 
subcommittee markups on fiscal year 2016 bills on April 15, 
2015. This led to the consideration of the first bill on the 
House floor (the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs bill) 
on April 29, 2015, which was the earliest a regular 
appropriations bill had been considered on the House floor 
since the change of Federal fiscal year in 1976.
    The Committee reported out all fiscal year 2016 
appropriations bills by July 14, 2015. Seven bills (Commerce/
Justice/Science, Defense, Energy and Water Development, 
Legislative Branch, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, 
and Transportation/HUD) were considered on the House floor; six 
were approved by the House while one (Interior and Environment) 
did not complete consideration.
    Final actions on the fiscal year 2016 appropriations bills 
occurred in December 2015 with the adoption by the House and 
Senate and enactment into law of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2016. This Act was debated and passed by 
both the House and the Senate on December 18 and was signed 
into law by the President the same day. The measure became 
Public Law 114-113.
    The contents of Public Law 114-113 are as follows:

      Division A--Agriculture, Rural Development, Food 
and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations 
Act, 2016;
      Division B--Commerce, Justice, Science, and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division C--Department of Defense Appropriations 
Act, 2016;
      Division D--Energy and Water Development and 
Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division E--Financial Services and General 
Government Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division F--Department of Homeland Security 
Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division G--Department of the Interior, 
Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division H--Departments of Labor, Health and 
Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division I--Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Act, 2016;
      Division J--Military Construction and Veterans 
Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016;
      Division K--Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2016; and
      Division L--Transportation, Housing and Urban 
Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016.

    The Committee's work on the fiscal year 2017 appropriations 
bills followed a similarly ambitious schedule. The first 
subcommittee markup for the year, for the Military Construction 
and Veterans Affairs bill, occurred on March 23, 2016, which 
was the earliest subcommittee markup since at least 1976.
    During the second session, the Committee once again 
reported all 12 appropriations bills, with the final bill 
approved on July 14, 2016. Six bills were brought to the House 
floor, with five of those bills (Defense, Financial Services 
and General Government, Interior and Environment, Legislative 
Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs) adopted 
by the full House. The sixth bill, Energy and Water 
Development, did not pass the House. The Military Construction 
and Veterans Affairs bill went on to become the first fiscal 
year 2017 appropriations bill enacted into law. That bill was 
enacted on September 29, 2016, marking the first time since 
2009 (for fiscal year 2010) that an appropriations bill was 
enacted before the start of the fiscal year.
    The remainder of the fiscal year 2017 appropriations were 
operating under a continuing resolution as of the end of the 
114th Congress. The continuing resolution, enacted as the 
Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 
2017, passed the House on December 8, 2016, and was enacted on 
December 10, 2016. Continuing appropriations under this bill 
will expire on April 28, 2017, therefore the Committee will be 
working early in the 115th Congress to finish the fiscal year 
2017 appropriations bills.
    In addition to extending funding for most agencies, the 
Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations Act, 
2017 included several other critically important funding items. 
The bill provided $4.1 billion in disaster funding for several 
agencies to address recent natural disasters, including 
Hurricane Matthew, floods, drought, and other severe weather 
events. It also included $5.8 billion for the Department of 
Defense and $4.3 billion for the State Department/USAID to 
support military and diplomatic efforts to fight ISIS and 
terror around the globe, to provide essential resources that 
will ensure our national security, and to increase the 
readiness of our troops. A total of $872 million was provided 
for critical medical research, drug approval, and efforts to 
address opioid abuse as authorized by the 21st Century Cures 
Act of 2016. Finally, $170 million was provided to address the 
infrastructure and health needs of those communities affected 
by contaminated drinking water.
    The Committee also worked on fiscal year 2016 supplemental 
appropriations for Zika virus response and recovery during the 
second session of the 114th Congress. On September 28, 2016, 
the House passed the Continuing Appropriations and Military 
Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness 
Act, which provided $1.1 billion to the Department of Health 
and Human Services, the Department of State, and the U.S. 
Agency for International Development to combat the Zika virus. 
This legislation also included $500 million for fiscal year 
2016 for grants to help states recover from floods, as well as 
an increase in the rate of operations in the amount of $37 
million for fiscal year 2017 to help fight the opioid abuse 
epidemic. This bill became Public Law 114-254.
    During the consideration of appropriations bills during the 
114th Congress, the Committee continued to place a high 
priority on ``regular order,'' so that Members of the House 
could be assured of an open, transparent, and fair 
appropriations process. All Members of the House were invited 
to submit their priorities to every subcommittee before bills 
were drafted. Bills were considered in open subcommittee and 
committee markups, with information on those bills publicly 
available before markups. Every effort was made to ensure that 
any Member of the House who had an amendment that complied with 
House Rules would have the opportunity to have that amendment 
considered on the House floor. This commitment to providing 
opportunities for all Members to have input into the bills 
helped to ensure support for the bills throughout the 
legislative process.
    The Committee also placed a high priority on conducting 
detailed reviews of agency budgets and exercising comprehensive 
oversight on the programs under its jurisdiction. Therefore, an 
aggressive schedule of budget and oversight hearings was 
developed for the 114th Congress. The Committee conducted 101 
hearings, receiving testimony from 403 witnesses during the 
first session, and conducted 90 hearings with 261 witnesses 
during the second session. These hearings informed and guided 
the Committee in the development of the fiscal year 2016 and 
fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills.
    The charts and tables following this summary display the 
history of fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 
appropriations, as well as budget comparisons for the fiscal 
year 2016 and fiscal year 2017 funding levels.

                                                                         HISTORY OF FISCAL YEAR 2016 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
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                                                                                     House                                                         Senate                        Public Law
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      Bill Number -------- Subcommittee                                                                                            Senate Report No.                        Public Law No. ------
                                                  Subcommittee    Full Committee Vote    House Report No.    Vote Total --------     -------- Date     Vote Total --------    -- Date Approved
                                                     Markup        and Date of Markup  -------- Date Filed       Date Passed             Filed             Date Passed
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      H.R. 3049/S. 1800                                 June 18           Voice Vote              114-205   ....................             114-82   ....................                (\1\)
  Agriculture                                                                 July 8              July 14                                   July 16
 
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      H.R. 2578                                          May 14           Voice Vote              114-130               242-183              114-66   ....................                (\1\)
  Commerce, Justice, Science                                                  May 20               May 27                June 3             June 16
 
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      H.R. 2685/S. 1558                                  May 20           Voice Vote              114-139               278-149              114-63   ....................                (\1\)
  Defense                                                                     June 2               June 5               June 11             June 11
 
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      H.R. 2028                                        April 15           Voice Vote               114-91               240-177              114-54   ....................                (\1\)
  Energy and Water                                                          April 22             April 24                 May 1              May 21
 
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      H.R. 2995/S. 1910                                 June 11                30-20              114-194   ....................             114-97   ....................                (\1\)
  Financial Services                                                         June 17               July 9                                   July 30
 
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      H.R. 3128/S. 1619                                  July 9                32-17              114-215   ....................             114-68   ....................                (\1\)
  Homeland Security                                                          July 14              July 21                                   June 18
 
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      H.R. 2822/S. 1645                                 June 10                30-21              114-170   ....................             114-70   ....................                (\1\)
  Interior, Environment                                                      June 16              June 18                                   June 23
 
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      H.R. 3020/S. 1695                                 June 17                30-21              114-195   ....................             114-74   ....................                (\1\)
  Labor, HHS, Education                                                      June 24              July 10                                   June 25
 
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      H.R. 2250                                        April 23           Voice Vote              114-110                357-67              114-64   ....................                (\1\)
  Legislative Branch                                                        April 30               May 12                May 19             June 11
 
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      H.R. 2029                                        April 15           Voice Vote               114-92               255-163              114-57                  93-0                 (\1\)
  Military Construction,                                                    April 22             April 24              April 30              May 21           November 10
  Veterans Affairs
 
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      H.R. 2772/S. 1725                                  June 3           Voice Vote              114-154   ....................             114-79   ....................                (\1\)
  State, Foreign Operations                                                  June 11              June 15                                    July 9
 
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      H.R. 2577                                        April 29                30-21              114-129               216-210              114-75   ....................                (\1\)
  Transportation, HUD                                                         May 13               May 27                June 9             June 25
 
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      H.R. 2029\2\                             .................  ...................  ...................              316-113   ..................                65-33          P.L. 114-113
  Consolidated Appropriations Act                                                                                   December 18                               December 18           December 18
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      H.R. 5325 (division B) \3\
  Zika Response and Preparedness               .................  ...................  ...................                        ..................
    Act, 2016
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                                                                                                                         342-85                                     72-26          P.L. 114-223
      H.R. 5325 (division C, sec. 145)\4\      .................  ...................  ...................                        ..................
                                                                                                             September 28, 2016                        September 28, 2016    September 29, 2016
  Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017
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      H.R. 5325 (division D)\5\                .................  ...................  ...................                        ..................
  Rescissions of Funds
 
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All dates are calendar year 2015 unless otherwise indicated.
 
\1\Included as part of P.L. 114-113, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.
 
\2\H.R. 2029, the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs appropriations bill, was used as the vehicle for the Consolidated Appropriations Act, reflecting final House and Senate agreements
  on all 12 regular appropriations bills.
 
\3\H.R. 5325 was used as the vehicle for the ``Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and
  Preparedness Act.'' Division B of the Act included $1,108 million in emergency FY 2016 supplemental appropriations for Zika response and preparedness.
 
\4\Section 145 of Division C of H.R. 5325 (included as part of the ``Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017'') included $500 million for disaster-related FY 2016 supplemental appropriations for
  Department of Housing and Urban Development--Community Planning and Development--Community Development Fund.
 
\5\Division D of H.R. 5325 included $400 million of rescissions of unobligated balances.


                                                                         HISTORY OF FISCAL YEAR 2017 APPROPRIATIONS ACTS
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                                                                                     House                                                         Senate                        Public Law
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      Bill Number -------- Subcommittee                                                                                            Senate Report No.                        Public Law No. ------
                                                  Subcommittee    Full Committee Vote    House Report No.    Vote Total --------     -------- Date     Vote Total --------    -- Date Approved
                                                     Markup        and Date of Markup  -------- Date Filed       Date Passed             Filed             Date Passed
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      H.R. 5054/S. 2956                                April 13           Voice Vote              114-531   ....................            114-259   ....................                (\1\)
  Agriculture                                                               April 19             April 26                                     May19
 
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      H.R. 5393/S.2837                                   May 18           Voice Vote              114-605   ....................            114-239   ....................                (\1\)
  Commerce, Justice, Science                                                  May 24               June 7                                  April 21
 
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      H.R. 5293/S. 3000                                  May 11           Voice Vote              114-577               282-138             114-263   ....................                (\1\)
  Defense                                                                     May 17               May 19               June 16              May 26
 
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      H.R. 5055/S. 2804                                April 13           Voice Vote              114-532            112-305\2\             114-236               90-8\3\                 (\1\)
  Energy and Water Development                                              April 19             April 26                May 26            April 14                May 12
 
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      H.R. 5485/S. 3067                                  May 25                30-17              114-624               239-185             114-280   ....................                (\1\)
  Financial Services                                                          June 9              June 15                July 7             June 16
 
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      H.R. 5634/S. 3001                                  June 9           Voice Vote              114-668   ....................            114-264   ....................                (\1\)
  Homeland Security                                                          June 22               July 6                                    May 26
 
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      H.R. 5538/S. 3068                                  May 25                31-18              114-632               231-196             114-281   ....................                (\1\)
  Interior, Environment                                                      June 15              June 21               July 14             June 16
 
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      H.R. 5926/S. 3040                                  July 7                31-19              114-699   ....................            114-274   ....................                (\1\)
  Labor, HHS, Education                                                  July 13 &14              July 22                                    June 9
 
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      H.R. 5325/S. 2955                                April 20           Voice Vote              114-594               233-175             114-258   ....................                (\1\)
  Legislative Branch                                                          May 17               May 25               June 10              May 19
 
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      H.R. 4974/S. 2806                                March 23           Voice Vote              114-497               295-129             114-237               89-8\4\       P.L. 114-223\5\
  Military Construction,                                                    April 13             April 15                May 19            April 18                May 19          September 29
  Veterans Affairs
 
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      H.R. 5912/S. 3117                                  July 6           Voice Vote              114-693   ....................            114-290   ....................                (\1\)
  State, Foreign Operations                                                  July 12              July 15                                   June 29
 
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      H.R. 5394/S. 2844                                  May 18           Voice Vote              114-606   ....................            114-243               89-8\4\                 (\1\)
  Transportation, HUD                                                         May 24               June 7                                  April 21                May 19
 
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All dates are calendar year 2016 unless otherwise indicated.
 
\1\ Funding for programs and activities in 11 regular appropriations bills was part of continuing appropriations extended through April 28, 2017, as part of the Further Continuing and Security
  Assistance Appropriations Act, 2017. This measure also included $5.8 billion for the Department of Defense and $4.3 billion for the State Department/USAID for Overseas Contingency Operations/
  Global War on Terrorism activities, as well as $4.1 billion in funding to address disasters in 2016, $872 million for the 21st Century Cures Act of 2016, and $170 million to address
  contaminated drinking water. The vehicle for this measure was H.R. 2028, the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development bill; this bill passed the House on December 8, 2016, by a vote of 326-96,
  it passed the Senate on December 9, 2016, by a vote of 63-36, and it was enacted on December 10, 2016, as Public Law 114-254.
 
\2\ H.R. 5055 did not pass the House.
 
\3\ The Senate used H.R. 2028, the FY 2016 Energy and Water Development bill, as the legislative vehicle for consideration of the FY 2017 Energy and Water Development bill on the floor.
 
\4\ The Senate combined the FY 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs bill and the FY 2017 Transportation, HUD bill into one legislative vehicle (H.R. 2577, the FY 2016 Transportation,
  HUD bill) for consideration on the floor. The conference report on H.R. 2577 included the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs bill and funding for Zika response. The Transportation, HUD
  bill was not included in this conference report. The conference report was adopted in the House on June 23, 2016, by a vote of 239-171, but the conference report died in the Senate when
  cloture was not invoked.
 
\5\ The FY 2017 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs bill was enacted as division A of Public Law 114-223, the Continuing Appropriations and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and
  Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2017, and Zika Response and Preparedness Act. The final legislative vehicle for this measure was H.R. 5325, the FY 2017 Legislative Branch bill, although
  there was no matter relating to the Legislative Branch included in the final bill. The Senate amendment to H.R. 5325 (reflecting the final bill) passed the Senate on September 28, 2016, by a
  vote of 72 to 26. The House subsequently agreed to the Senate amendment on September 28, 2016, by a vote of 342 to 85.


                                                           2016 APPROPRIATIONS--114th CONGRESS
                                                                  [Dollars in millions]
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                                                                      President's Request                 Enacted               Bills vs. President's
                                                                ------------------------------------------------------------           Request
                   Fiscal Year 2016 Bills\1\                                                                                ----------------------------
                                                                  Discretionary    Mandatory    Discretionary    Mandatory    Discretionary   Mandatory
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Agriculture (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)\2\.......................          21,794      115,461           21,878      115,461               84  ...........
Commerce, Justice, Science (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)...........          52,039          319           55,699          319            3,660  ...........
Defense (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)..............................         577,878          514          572,774          514           -5,104  ...........
Energy and Water (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113).....................          36,036  ............          37,185  ............           1,149  ...........
Financial Services and General Government (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-          25,054       21,512           23,235       21,512           -1,819  ...........
 113)..........................................................
Homeland Security (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)....................          48,111        1,604           47,779        1,604             -332  ...........
Interior, Environment (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113.................          33,262           62           32,859           62             -403  ...........
Labor, HHS, Education (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)................         170,668      725,992          164,415      725,992           -6,253  ...........
Legislative Branch (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)...................           4,529          135            4,363          135             -166  ...........
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-            78,785       94,537           79,869       94,537            1,084  ...........
 113)..........................................................
State, Foreign Operations (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)............          53,143          159           52,732          159             -411  ...........
Transportation, HUD (H.R. 2029, P.L. 114-113)\3\...............          65,000  ............          58,059  ............          -6,941  ...........
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2016 (H.R. 719, P.L. 114-  ..............  ............  ..............  ............  ..............  ...........
 53)...........................................................
Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016    ..............  ............  ..............  ............  ..............  ...........
 (H.R. 2250, P.L. 114-96)......................................
Making Further Continuing Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2016    ..............  ............  ..............  ............  ..............  ...........
 (H.J. Res. 78, P.L. 114-100)..................................
Zika Response and Preparedness (Division B, C, and D, H.R.       ..............  ............  ..............  ............  ..............  ...........
 5325, P.L. 114-223)\4\........................................
                                                                ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total, FY 2016 Bills.......................................       1,166,299      960,295        1,150,847      960,295          -15,452  ...........
                                                                ========================================================================================
        Regular Appropriations.................................       1,079,931      960,295        1,066,414      960,295          -13,517  ...........
        Disaster Designated....................................           7,787  ............           7,643  ............            -144  ...........
        Emergency appropriations...............................           5,541  ............           1,574  ............          -3,967  ...........
        Program Integrity......................................           1,628  ............           1,523  ............            -105  ...........
        Global War on Terrorism/Overseas Contingencies.........          71,413  ............          73,693  ............           2,280  ...........
 
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\1\ Amounts include funds for Overseas Contingency Operations, disasters, emergencies and program integrity. Such funding is designated pursuant to
  section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA).
 
\2\ In FY 2016 funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is included in the amounts for the Agriculture bill.
 
\3\ Congress did not accept the President's FY 2016 Budget proposal to shift portions of surface transportation spending to the mandatory budget.
  Therefore, the figures here have been  adjusted to reflect this funding.
 
\4\ FY 2016 supplemental funding for Zika requested by the President's as well as amounts for Zika, additional disaster funding, and rescissions of
  funds provided in Divisions B, C, and D of H.R. 5325, P.L. 114-223 have been distributed to the appropriate fiscal year 2016 bills.


                                                           2017 APPROPRIATIONS--114th CONGRESS
                                                                  [Dollars in millions]
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                                                                      President's Request       House Reported, Passed, or      Bills vs. President's
                                                                ------------------------------            Enacted                      Request
                   Fiscal Year 2017 Bills\1\                                                  ----------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Discretionary    Mandatory    Discretionary    Mandatory    Discretionary   Mandatory
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Agriculture (H.R. 5054)\2\.....................................          21,556      115,512           21,503      115,512              -53  ...........
Commerce, Justice, Science (H.R. 5393).........................          54,626          320           56,076          320            1,450  ...........
Defense (H.R. 5293)............................................         582,118          514          581,515          514             -603  ...........
Energy and Water (H.R. 5055)...................................          37,276  ............          38,470  ............           1,194  ...........
Financial Services and General Government (H.R. 5485)..........          24,427       21,937           21,735       21,937           -2,692  ...........
Homeland Security (H.R. 5634)..................................          47,332        1,623           47,759        1,623             -427  ...........
Interior, Environment (H.R. 5538)..............................          33,114           62           32,805           62           -1,029  ...........
Labor, HHS, Education (H.R. 5926)..............................         165,876      775,573          163,081      775,573           -2,795  ...........
Legislative Branch (H.R. 5325).................................           4,665          139            3,482          139           -1,183  ...........
Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (Division A of H.R. 114-         82,870      101,433           82,498      101,433             -372  ...........
 223, P.L. 114-223)............................................
State, Foreign Operations (H.R. 5912)..........................          58,546          159           56,380          159           -2,166  ...........
Transportation, HUD (H.R. 5394)\3\.............................          63,108  ............          61,003  ............          -2,105  ...........
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2017 (Division C of H.R.   ..............  ............  ..............  ............  ..............  ...........
 5325, P.L. 113-223)...........................................
Further Continuing and Security Assistance Appropriations, 2017  ..............  ............  ..............  ............  ..............
 (H.R. 2028, P.L. 114-254)\4\..................................
                                                                ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, FY 2017 Bills.....................................       1,175,514    1,017,272        1,165,587    1,017,272           -9,927  ...........
                                                                ========================================================================================
          Regular Appropriations...............................       1,079,740    1,017,272        1,069,469    1,017,272          -10,271  ...........
          Disaster Designated..................................           6,868  ............           8,125  ............           1,257  ...........
          Emergency appropriations.............................           1,154  ............           2,702  ............           1,548  ...........
          Program Integrity....................................           2,509  ............           1,523  ............            -986  ...........
          Global War on Terrorism/Overseas Contingencies.......          85,243  ............          83,768  ............          -1,475  ...........
 
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\1\ Amounts include funds for Overseas Contingency Operations, disasters, emergencies and program integrity. Such funding is designated pursuant to
  section 251(b)(2) of the Balanced  Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (BBEDCA).
 
\2\ FY 2017 funding for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is included in the amounts for the Committee reported Agriculture bill.
 
\3\ Congress did not accept the President's FY 2017 Budget proposal to shift portions of surface transportation spending to the mandatory budget.
  Therefore, the figures here have been  adjusted to reflect this funding.
 
\4\ Division A of P.L. 114-254 continued part year funding through April 28, 2017. Division B provided supplemental FY 2017 Security Assistance; amounts
  requested or provided are  reflected in the totals of the relevant appropriation bills.

                 Continuing Resolutions--114th Congress


                 Fiscal Year 2015 Continuing Resolution

H.R. 33--To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure 
        that emergency services volunteers are not taken into 
        account as employees under the shared responsibility 
        requirements contained in the Patient Protection and 
        Affordable Care Act. (Expiration date March 6, 2015) 
        (Note: H.R. 33 was the vehicle used to amend the 
        Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 to provide a 
        1-week extension of continuing appropriations for the 
        Department of Homeland Security. The Senate amendment 
        struck all after the enacting clause in the House-
        passed version of H.R. 33 and inserted the continuing 
        resolution extension.)

    --Senate amendment passed, February 27, 2015, by unanimous 
        consent

    --House agreed to the Senate amendment, February 27, 2015, 
        357-60

    --Signed by the President, February 27, 2015 (P.L. 114-3)

                Fiscal Year 2016 Continuing Resolutions

H.R. 719--Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 
        2016, and for other purposes. (Expiration date December 
        11, 2015) (Note: vehicle was the TSA Office of 
        Inspection Accountability Act of 2015.)

    --Senate passed, September 30, 2015, 78-20

    --House passed, September 30, 2015, 277-151

    --Signed by the President, September 30, 2015 (P.L. 114-53)

H.R. 2250--Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2016. 
        (Expiration date December 16, 2015) (Note: vehicle was 
        the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2016.)

    --Senate passed with amendments to strike all after the 
        enacting clause and insert the text of the continuing 
        resolution, and to amend the title, December 10, 2015, 
        by unanimous consent

    --House passed, December 11, 2015, voice vote

    --Signed by the President, December 11, 2015 (P.L. 114-96)

H.J.Res. 78--Making further continuing appropriations for 
        fiscal year 2016, and for other purposes. (Expiration 
        date December 22, 2015)

    --House passed, December 16, 2015, voice vote

    --Senate passed, December 16, 2015, voice vote

    --Signed by the President, December 16, 2015 (P.L. 114-100)

                Fiscal Year 2017 Continuing Resolutions

H.R. 5325--Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 
        2017, and for other purposes. (Expiration date December 
        9, 2016) (Note: vehicle was the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 2017.)

    --Senate passed, September 28, 2016, 72-26

    --House passed, September 28, 2016, 342-85

    --Signed by the President, September 29, 2016 (P.L. 114-
        223)

H.R. 2028--Further Continuing and Security Assistance 
        Appropriations Act, 2017. (Expiration date April 28, 
        2017) (Note: vehicle was the Energy and Water 
        Development Appropriations Act, 2016.)

    --House passed, December 8, 2016, 326-96

    --Senate passed, December 9, 2016, 63-36

    --Signed by the President, December 10, 2016 (P.L. 114-254)
                             OVERSIGHT PLAN

    Pursuant to clause 2(d)(1) of rule X, the committee 
submitted the following Oversight Plan on January 28, 2015:

        OVERSIGHT PLANS OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

    Clause 2(d)(1) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives requires each standing committee of the House 
to adopt oversight plans at the beginning of each Congress. 
Specifically, the rule states in part:
          ``Rule X, clause (2)(d)(1). Not later than February 
        15 of the first session of a Congress, each standing 
        committee shall, in a meeting that is open to the 
        public and with a quorum present, adopt its oversight 
        plan for that Congress. Such plan shall be submitted 
        simultaneously to the Committee on Oversight and 
        Government Reform and to the Committee on House 
        Administration.''

            JURISDICTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

    Rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives vests 
in the Committee on Appropriations broad responsibility over 
the Federal budget. Specifically the rule defines the 
Committee's jurisdiction, as follows:
          ``Rule X clause 1(b). Committee on Appropriations.
          (1) Appropriation of the revenue for the support of 
        the Government.
          (2) Rescissions of appropriations contained in 
        appropriations Acts.
          (3) Transfers of unexpended balances.
          (4) Bills and joint resolutions reported by other 
        committees that provide new entitlement authority as 
        defined in section 3(9) of the Congressional Budget Act 
        of 1974 and referred to the committee under clause 
        4(a)(2).
          (5) Bills and joint resolutions that provide new 
        budget authority, limitation on the use of funds, or 
        other authority relating to new direct loan obligations 
        and new loan guarantee commitments referencing section 
        504(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.''

                   General Oversight Responsibilities

    ``2. (a) The various standing committees shall have general 
oversight responsibilities as provided in paragraph (b) in 
order to assist the House in--
          (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of (A) 
        the application, administration, execution, and 
        effectiveness of Federal laws; and (B) conditions and 
        circumstances that may indicate the necessity or 
        desirability of enacting new or additional legislation; 
        and
          (2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment of 
        such changes in Federal laws, and of such additional 
        legislation, as may be necessary or appropriate.
    (b)(1) In order to determine whether laws and programs 
addressing subjects within the jurisdiction of a committee are 
being implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent 
of Congress and whether they should be continued, curtailed, or 
eliminated, each standing committee (other than the Committee 
on Appropriations) shall review and study on a continuing 
basis--
          (A) the application, administration, execution, and 
        effectiveness of laws and programs addressing subjects 
        within its jurisdiction;
          (B) the organization and operation of Federal 
        agencies and entities having responsibilities for the 
        administration and execution of laws and programs 
        addressing subjects within its jurisdiction;
          (C) any conditions or circumstances that may indicate 
        the necessity or desirability of enacting new or 
        additional legislation addressing subjects within its 
        jurisdiction (whether or not a bill or resolution has 
        been introduced with respect thereto); and
          (D) future research and forecasting on subjects 
        within its jurisdiction.''

                      Special Oversight Functions

    ``3. (a) The Committee on Appropriations shall conduct such 
studies and examinations of the organization and operation of 
executive departments and other executive agencies (including 
any agency the majority of the stock of which is owned by the 
United States) as it considers necessary to assist it in the 
determination of matters within its jurisdiction.''

                   Additional Functions of Committees

    ``4. (a)(1)(A) The Committee on Appropriations shall, 
within 30 days after the transmittal of the budget to Congress 
each year, hold hearings on the budget as a whole with 
particular reference to--
          (i) the basic recommendations and budgetary policies 
        of the President in the presentation of the budget; and
          (ii) the fiscal, financial, and economic assumptions 
        used as bases in arriving at total estimated 
        expenditures and receipts.
    (B) In holding hearings under subdivision (A), the 
Committee shall receive testimony from the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and such 
other persons as the Committee may desire.
    (C) A hearing under subdivision (A), or any part thereof, 
shall be held in open session, except when the committee, in 
open session and with a quorum present, determines by record 
vote that the testimony to be taken at that hearing on that day 
may be related to a matter of national security. The committee 
may by the same procedure close one subsequent day of hearing. 
A transcript of all such hearings shall be printed and a copy 
thereof furnished to each Member, Delegate, and the Resident 
Commissioner.
    (D) A hearing under subdivision (A), or any part thereof, 
may be held before a joint meeting of the Committee and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate in accordance with 
such procedures as the two committees jointly may determine.
    (2) Pursuant to section 401(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, when a committee reports a bill or joint 
resolution that provides new entitlement authority as defined 
in section 3(9) of that Act, and enactment of the bill or joint 
resolution, as reported, would cause a breach of the 
committee's pertinent allocation of new budget authority under 
section 302(a) of that Act, the bill or joint resolution may be 
referred to the Committee on Appropriations with instruction to 
report it with recommendations (which may include an amendment 
limiting the total amount of new entitlement authority provided 
in the bill or joint resolution). If the Committee on 
Appropriations fails to report a bill or joint resolution so 
referred within 15 calendar days (not counting any day on which 
the House is not in session), the committee automatically shall 
be discharged from consideration of the bill or joint 
resolution, and the bill or joint resolution shall be placed on 
the appropriate calendar.
    (3) In addition, the Committee on Appropriations shall 
study on a continuing basis those provisions of law that (on 
the first day of the first fiscal year for which the 
congressional budget process is effective) provide spending 
authority or permanent budget authority and shall report to the 
House from time to time its recommendations for terminating or 
modifying such provisions.
    (4) In the manner provided by section 302 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee on 
Appropriations (after consulting with the Committee on 
Appropriations of the Senate) shall subdivide any allocations 
made to it in the joint explanatory statement accompanying the 
conference report on such concurrent resolution, and promptly 
report the subdivisions to the House as soon as practicable 
after a concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year 
is agreed to.''
    Rule XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives 
prescribes special reporting requirements of the Committee on 
Appropriations. Specifically rule XIII, clause 3(f) states:

                           Content of Reports

    ``(f)(1) A report of the Committee on Appropriations on a 
general appropriation bill shall include--
          (A) a concise statement describing the effect of any 
        provision of the accompanying bill that directly or 
        indirectly changes the application of existing law; and
          (B) a list of all appropriations contained in the 
        bill for expenditures not currently authorized by law 
        for the period concerned (except classified 
        intelligence or national security programs, projects, 
        or activities) along with a statement of the last year 
        for which such expenditures were authorized, the level 
        of expenditures authorized for that year, the actual 
        level of expenditures for that year, and the level of 
        appropriations in the bill for such expenditures.
    (2) Whenever the Committee on Appropriations reports a bill 
or joint resolution including matter specified in clause 
1(b)(2) or (3) of rule X, it shall include--
          (A) in the bill or joint resolution, separate 
        headings for ``Rescissions'' and ``Transfers of 
        Unexpended Balances''; and
          (B) in the report of the committee, a separate 
        section listing such rescissions and transfers.''

                             OVERSIGHT PLAN

    The Committee on Appropriations is strongly committed to 
stringent and comprehensive oversight of Federal discretionary 
spending to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being invested 
wisely and prudently on behalf of the American people. 
Oversight should not be a partisan exercise, but a serious 
evaluation and accounting of how taxpayer dollars are being 
utilized by Government agencies and programs.
    Because of the historic nature of the Nation's fiscal 
condition, Congress must go further in exercising oversight 
than ever before. This Congress must get into the weeds, root 
out waste, abuse and duplicative spending in Federal programs, 
and reject ``more money'' solutions to our budgetary 
challenges.
    As part of this focus, the Appropriations Committee must 
maintain continual pressure on Federal agency officials and 
department heads in order to promote accountability and 
responsibility by the agencies regarding the investment of 
American tax dollars. In addition, the Committee will utilize, 
where appropriate, information and testimony from non-
Government entities to further scrutinize Federal spending and 
the effectiveness and necessity of Government programs.
    To accomplish these goals for in the 114th Congress, the 
Committee on Appropriations intends to engage in the following 
oversight actions:
          (1) Subcommittee Hearings. The Appropriations 
        Committee holds itself to the highest standards for 
        analyses of the President's budget and supplemental 
        funding requests. During the 114th Congress, the 
        Appropriations Committee held 191 hearings and 
        published 152 volumes of hearings totaling 126,309 
        pages.
          These subcommittee hearings will include testimony 
        from Federal agency officials with responsibility over 
        the spending of taxpayer dollars, as well as non-
        Government individuals and entities with relevant 
        budgetary information and analysis. Oversight may also 
        include reviewing the responsiveness of Federal 
        agencies to Committee, Member and other congressional 
        requests for information.
          (2) Investigations. In addition to open oversight 
        hearings, the Committee will also engage in in-depth, 
        comprehensive studies and investigations into agency 
        activities when it is deemed necessary. Specifically, 
        these investigations may include examination of 
        potential duplication in Government programs, budget 
        practices in Federal agencies, as well as others. Many 
        of these investigations will be conducted by the 
        Committee's Surveys and Investigations staff, who are 
        highly qualified and experienced in the detailed 
        examination of Federal budgets. In addition, the 
        Committee will continue to utilize the investigative 
        expertise of the Government Accountability Office and 
        the Inspectors General of the various Federal agencies. 
        By the end of the 114th Congress, the Committee had 
        completed or had under active review 83 studies by the 
        Surveys and Investigations staff. Additionally, the 
        Government Accountability Office issued 236 
        investigative reports to the Committee during the 114th 
        Congress and had in process another 133 reports at the 
        end of that Congress.
          (3) Appropriations Bills. The ``Power of the Purse'' 
        is the Committee's primary responsibility, as outlined 
        in article I, section 9, and clause 7 of the U.S. 
        Constitution which states that ``no money shall be 
        drawn from the Treasury but in Consequence of 
        Appropriations made by Law.'' The manner in which the 
        Committee chooses to provide or withhold Federal 
        funding will be undertaken with the utmost level of 
        care and concern over the prudent and responsible use 
        of taxpayer funds, based on its in-depth review of each 
        agencies programs and budget through its informed 
        analyses. The Committee will strictly adhere to its 
        responsibilities under the Congressional Budget Act by 
        ensuring its strict conformance with the total 
        discretionary spending levels established in the Budget 
        Resolution. The Committee will fulfill its 
        responsibility to allocate those funds among the 
        subcommittees based on the prioritization of limited 
        spending based on its analyses and reviews.
               INVESTIGATIONS CONDUCTED BY THE COMMITTEE


                            (114th Congress)

    The Appropriations Committee is dedicated to strong and 
active oversight of Departmental programs and activities. In 
addition to the routine oversight conducted as part of the 
appropriations process the Committee uses its own Survey and 
Investigations Division to pursue program issues in depth 
including those specific to an Agency or Department and those 
that are crosscutting with government-wide impacts. As of the 
end of 114th Congress, the investigative staff has completed or 
has under active review 83 separate studies or investigations.
    The various subcommittees, in letters (known as directives) 
signed by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, originate 
requests for investigations; the request letters must be 
approved and signed by the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member 
of the full committee before an investigation is pursued.
    When the Committee directs S&I; to conduct an investigation, 
the Director assembles a team of expert investigators. 
Competence and objectivity are the criteria for selection of 
individual investigators. Investigators include a small number 
of permanent staff, personnel on detail from Federal agencies, 
and independent contractors.
    Directives generally call for investigations to be 
completed within 3 to 6 months although there may be some 
longer-term studies. Some studies include briefings to 
subcommittee staff or result in several memos in addition to, 
or in lieu of, a final report. The format and frequency of 
reports are tailored to the needs of the subcommittee.
    A catalog of all the investigations conducted from January 
2015 through December 2016, listed by the requesting 
subcommittee, follows.
   STUDIES COMPLETED, STARTED OR REMAINING ACTIVE BY THE SURVEYS AND 
    INVESTIGATIONS STAFF COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS, 114TH CONGRESS
                 (JANUARY 3, 2015 TO DECEMBER 31, 2016)
                        STUDIES BY SUBCOMMITTEE
   agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration, and 
                            related agencies
--WIC Management Evaluation Process
--USDA's Risk Management Agency's Portfolio Management Capacity
--USDA's Rental Assistance Program Management
--NRCS Emergency Watershed Protection Program
--FDA's Transition to a New Food Safety Inspection Paradigm
--APHIS and FSIS Science and Methodology
--Review of Agricultural Research Programs Under USDA and USAID
            commerce, justice, science, and related agencies
--NOAA Special Fisheries Fund Accounts Use of Funds
--Federal Prison Industries, Inc.'s Business Activities
--DOJ Use of Working Capital Fund and the Assets Forfeiture Funds
--DOJ Justice Information Sharing Technology Account
--NASA Budget Formulation and Execution
                                defense
--Utilization of long-term TDY for Guard and Reserve forces
--F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Autonomic Logistics Information System 
        software
        development
--Ballistic Missile Defense System Tests and Targets Program
--U.S. Cyber Command progress to Full Operational Capability
--Implementation of the Defense Clandestine Service
--FY 2016 DOD Operation and Maintenance Budget Review
--Status of the Proposed Army Restructuring Initiative
--Status of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program
--Space Launch Systems Development
--Military Intelligence Program Operation and Maintenance Budget 
        Justifications
--Littoral Combat Ship Performance Issues
--DOD Satellite Communications Programs
--DOD Readiness Metrics, Modeling, and Budget Processes
--DOD's Use of Rapid Acquisition Organizations
--U.S. Cyber Command Organizational Structure and Readiness
           energy and water development, and related agencies
--DOE Site Office Model Oversight
--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project activity in the Everglades
--U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Work Plan Allocation Process
--Use of Indirect Cost Pools Throughout DOE National Laboratories
--NNSA Use of Performance Fees
--Analysis of the DOE Department Administration Budget
--Disposition of Waste at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
--DOE Cybersecurity Funding
               financial services and general government
--GSA's Real Property Disposal Activities
--SBA Disaster Loans Program
                           homeland security
--DHS Contract Types and Usage
--FEMA Disaster Relief Fund
--DHS Nebraska Avenue Complex review
--ICE Detention/Release Data Systems
--ICE Custody Operations Budget Formulation, Execution and Management
--Secret Service Operational Mission Support Procurements
              interior, environment, and related agencies
--Costs of Forest Service Firefighting Aircraft
--Determination of Unobligated Balances and Construction Expenditures 
        for the proposed Eisenhower Memorial
--DOI's support of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan
--Analysis of Expired Balances at the Department of Interior, EPA, 
        Forest Service and Indian Health Service
--Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation Program
   labor, health and human services, education, and related agencies
No studies
     military construction, veterans affairs, and related agencies
--VA implementation of the Patient-Centered Community Care Program
--Analysis of the Patient-Centered Community Care Program and VA Choice
        program and an examination of VA's financial management and 
        claims
        processing systems
--Military Construction Projects in FY 2016 President's Budget Future 
        Years
        Defense Program
--Military Construction Projects in FY 2017 President's Budget Future 
        Years
        Defense Program
--Update on Board of Veterans Appeals actions to reduce appeal backlog
--Update on VA Disability Benefits Claims backlog
--DOD Future Military Construction Requirements
--SOCOM Human Performance Program
--Analysis of DOD Military Construction Reports
--DOD Facility Condition Index
--VA Major Construction Budget Presentation
--Service Dogs for Veterans with certain conditions
--VA National Cemetery Administration maintenance and infrastructure
--Arlington National Cemetery, the American Battle Monuments 
        Commission, and the VA National Cemetery Administration budgets 
        and operations
--SOCOM POTTF Military Construction funding
--Annual review of Military Construction Projects funding history
--Annual review of Military Construction Projects in President's Budget 
        Future Years Defense Program
            state, foreign operations, and related agencies
--Foreign Exchange Programs
--New London Embassy construction
--New embassy design and construction design processes and construction
--New embassy design and construction notification requirements
--Embassy Construction: Post-construction review
--Review of USAID's Development Credit Authority
--Embassy Construction: Pre-Site Acquisition
  transportation, housing and urban development, and related agencies
--Implications of Settlement Agreement between HUD and Carmen Thompson 
        (Civil Action No. MJG 95-309 (D.Md))
--HUD Federal Housing Administration receipt budget estimation process
--HUD Utilization of Notice of Funds Availability process
--Maritime Security Program review
                 multiple subcommittees/full committee
--Reprogramming of appropriated funds by Federal departments and 
        agencies
--Appropriations provisions that have been made permanent law
--Review of general and administrative provisions
--Department and agency reports on the status of funds
--Duplication in Federal Government Programs
--Survey of Federal disaster relief programs
--Administration's plan for rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy

    With respect to the above listing, it should be noted that 
since studies originate with the subcommittees, any information 
developed during the course of an investigation is reported to 
the subcommittee which requested such study or examination as 
well as the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the Full 
Committee. This information may be released for publication 
only when the subcommittee so determines as provided by section 
8 of the Committee's rules.

                      SUPPORT PROVIDED BY THE GAO

    In addition to the information made available to the 
Committee through its Surveys and Investigations Staff, the 
Committee also utilizes the resources of the Government 
Accountability Office. The Committee receives a copy of every 
GAO report addressed to the Congress. In recent years the scope 
of the GAO auditing and review capability has been enlarged to 
include management surveys. GAO has extracted from those 
reports and compiled in separate volumes a list of so-called 
``significant audit findings'' for special use by the Committee 
staff in the annual appropriations hearings. These findings 
relate to matters which are felt to require corrective action 
by the Committee's efforts, through legislation, or through 
administrative efforts. This compilation is designed to 
identify problem areas in an individual agency which might have 
applicability to other organizations.
    Additionally, the Committee frequently calls upon GAO to 
make special studies and investigations.
    A listing of some reports and staff studies by the GAO 
which were underway during the 114th Congress follows:

  FORMAL U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORTS AND TESTIMONIES
   ISSUED TO HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES--JANUARY
                           2015--DECEMBER 2016
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               Product Number, Title, and Publication Date
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
GAO-17-54 Navy Ship Maintenance: Action Needed to Maximize New
 
GAO-17-51 Program Management: DOE Needs to Develop a Comprehensive
 Policy and Training Program, 11/21/2016
 
GAO-17-77 Weapon System Requirements: Detailed Systems Engineering Prior
 to Product Development Positions Programs for Success, 11/17/2016
 
GAO-17-138R Financial Audit: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's
 Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements, 11/15/2016
 
GAO-17-126 Army Pacific Pathways: Comprehensive Assessment and Planning
 Needed to Capture Benefits Relative to Costs and Enhance Value for
 Participating Units [Reissued on November 30, 2016], 11/14/2016
 
GAO-17-72 Asylum: Variation Exists in Outcomes of Applications Across
 Immigration Courts and Judges, 11/14/2016
 
GAO-17-86 Defense Infrastructure: DOD Efforts to Prevent and Mitigate
 Encroachment at Its Installations, 11/14/2016
 
GAO-17-125R Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled
 Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Years 2016 and 2015 Financial Statements,
 11/10/2016
 
GAO-17-96 Troubled Asset Relief Program: New Effort to Wind Down the
 Community Development Capital Initiative, 11/4/2016
 
GAO-17-29 Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DOD Needs to Fully
 Incorporate Best Practices into Future Cost Estimates, 11/3/2016
 
GAO-17-35 Emergency Funding For Ebola Response: Some USAID
 Reimbursements Did Not Comply with Legislative Requirements and Need to
 Be Reversed, 11/2/2016
 
GAO-17-10 Defense Intelligence: Additional Steps Could Better Integrate
 Intelligence Input into DOD's Acquisition of Major Weapon Systems, 11/1/
 2016
 
GAO-17-17 DOD Inventory of Contracted Services: Timely Decisions and
 Further Actions Needed to Address Long-Standing Issues, 10/31/2016
 
GAO-17-49 Motor Carriers: Better Information Needed to Assess
 Effectiveness and Efficiency of Safety Interventions, 10/27/2016
 
GAO-17-26 Security Assistance: Guidance Needed for Completing Required
 Impact Assessments Prior to Presidential Drawdowns, 10/20/2016
 
GAO-17-162R Global Positioning System: Observations on Quarterly Reports
 from the Air Force, 10/17/2016
 
GAO-17-128 DOD Civilian and Contractor Workforces: Additional Cost
 Savings Data and Efficiencies Plan Are Needed, 10/12/2016
 
GAO-16-853 Joint Intelligence Analysis Complex: DOD Partially Used Best
 Practices for Analyzing Alternatives and Should Do So Fully for Future
 Military Construction Decisions, 9/30/2016
 
GAO-16-781 Waste Management: DOD Has Generally Addressed Legislative
 Requirements on the Use of Burn Pits but Needs to Fully Assess Health
 Effects, 9/26/2016
 
GAO-16-797 Federal Disaster Assistance: Federal Departments and Agencies
 Obligated at Least $277.6 Billion during Fiscal Years 2005 through
 2014, 9/22/2016
 
GAO-16-820 Defense Health Care Reform: DOD Needs Further Analysis of the
 Size, Readiness, and Efficiency of the Medical Force, 9/21/2016
 
GAO-B-327672 Millennium Challenge Corporation--Availability of
 Appropriations for Compacts, 9/20/2016
 
GAO-16-864 Air Force Training: Further Analysis and Planning Needed to
 Improve Effectiveness, 9/19/2016
 
GAO-16-549 Nuclear Weapons: NNSA Should Evaluate the Role of the
 Enhanced Surveillance Program in Assessing the Condition of the U.S.
 Nuclear Stockpile, 9/14/2016
 
GAO-16-825R U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Review of the Pay
 Assignment Continuity Plan, 9/14/2016
 
GAO-16-406 Defense Infrastructure: Actions Needed to Enhance Oversight
 of Construction Projects Supporting Military Contingency Operations, 9/
 8/2016
 
GAO-16-487 DOD Renewable Energy Projects: Improved Guidance Needed for
 Analyzing and Documenting Costs and Benefits, 9/8/2016
 
GAO-16-767 Environmental Satellites: NOAA Needs to Ensure Its Timelines
 Are Accurate, Clear, and Fully Documented, 9/8/2016
 
GAO-16-841 Military Readiness: DOD's Readiness Rebuilding Efforts May Be
 at Risk without a Comprehensive Plan, 9/7/2016
 
GAO-16-734 Community Development Block Grants: Sources of Data on
 Community Income Are Limited, 9/6/2016
 
GAO-16-831 Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Prior GAO
 Recommendations, 9/6/2016
 
GAO-16-758 Elderly Housing: HUD Should Do More to Oversee Efforts to
 Link Residents to Services, 9/1/2016
 
GAO-16-844R Export-Import Bank: Status of Dual-Use Exports as of August
 2016, 8/31/2016
 
GAO-16-488 Patriot Modernization: Oversight Mechanism Needed to Track
 Progress and Provide Accountability, 8/25/2016
 
GAO-16-805 SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Companies Face Continuing
 Challenges in Determining Whether Their Conflict Minerals Benefit Armed
 Groups, 8/25/2016
 
GAO-16-816 Force Structure: Better Information Needed to Support Air
 Force A-10 and Other Future Divestment Decisions, 8/24/2016
 
GAO-16-636 Army Training: Efforts to Adjust Training Requirements Should
 Consider the Use of Virtual Training Devices, 8/16/2016
 
GAO-16-710 Nuclear Supply Chain: DOE Should Assess Circumstances for
 Using Enhanced Procurement Authority to Manage Risk, 8/11/2016
 
GAO-16-613 Arleigh Burke Destroyers: Delaying Procurement of DDG 51
 Flight III Ships Would Allow Time to Increase Design Knowledge, 8/4/
 2016
 
GAO-16-608 Nuclear Waste: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Recovery
 Demonstrates Cost and Schedule Requirements Needed for DOE Cleanup
 Operations, 8/4/2016
 
GAO-16-656 Financial Management Systems: HUD Needs to Address Management
 and Governance Weaknesses That Jeopardize Its Modernization Efforts, 7/
 28/2016
 
GAO-16-592R Defense Space Acquisitions: Too Early to Determine If Recent
 Changes Will Resolve Persistent Fragmentation in Management and
 Oversight, 7/27/2016
 
GAO-16-612 NASA Human Space Exploration: Opportunity Nears to Reassess
 Launch Vehicle and Ground Systems Cost and Schedule, 7/27/2016
 
GAO-16-620 Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle: Action Needed to Improve
 Visibility into Cost, Schedule, and Capacity to Resolve Technical
 Challenges, 7/27/2016
 
GAO-16-657 Federal Travel: Opportunities Exist to Improve Data and
 Information Sharing,  7/21/2016
 
GAO-16-597R Defense Nuclear Enterprise: DOD Has Established Processes
 for Implementing and Tracking Recommendations to Improve Leadership,
 Morale, and Operations, 7/14/2016
 
GAO-16-593 Joint Information Environment: DOD Needs to Strengthen
 Governance and Management [Reissued on October 25, 2016], 7/14/2016
 
GAO-16-483 Gun Control: Analyzing Available Data Could Help Improve
 Background Checks Involving Domestic Violence Records, 7/5/2016
 
GAO-16-626 Troubled Asset Relief Program: Most Community Development
 Capital Initiative Investments Remain Outstanding, 7/5/2016
 
GAO-16-628 2020 Census: Census Bureau Needs to Improve Its Life-Cycle
 Cost Estimating Process, 6/30/2016
 
GAO-16-502R Defense Contracting: Complete Historical Data Not Available
 on Canceled DOD Solicitations, 6/29/2016
 
GAO-16-662 Defense Facility Condition: Revised Guidance Needed to
 Improve Oversight of Assessments and Ratings, 6/23/2016
 
GAO-16-516 Federal Prison System: Justice Has Used Alternatives to
 Incarceration, But Could Better Measure Program Outcomes, 6/23/2016
 
GAO-16-576 Electronic Waste: DOD Is Recovering Materials, but Several
 Factors May Hinder Near-Term Expansion of These Efforts, 6/20/2016
 
GAO-16-571R Federal Real Property: Observations on GSA's Canceled Swap
 Exchange Involving Buildings in the Federal Triangle South Area, 6/16/
 2016
 
GAO-16-627 Military Training: DOD Met Annual Reporting Requirements in
 Its 2016 Sustainable Ranges Report, 6/15/2016
 
GAO-16-565 Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy
 Agency's Authorities, Resources, and Challenges, 6/9/2016
 
GAO-16-356 Littoral Combat Ship: Need to Address Fundamental Weaknesses
 in LCS and Frigate Acquisition Strategies, 6/9/2016
 
GAO-16-557 DOD Small Business Contracting: Use of Sole-Source 8(a)
 Contracts over $20 Million Continues to Decline, 6/8/2016
 
GAO-16-515 Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains: Opportunities May
 Exist to Share Information More Efficiently, 6/7/2016
 
GAO-16-424 Housing for Special Needs: Funding for HUD's Supportive
 Housing Programs,  5/31/2016
 
GAO-16-383 DOD Financial Management: Greater Visibility Needed to Better
 Assess Audit Readiness for Property, Plant, and Equipment, 5/26/2016
 
GAO-16-606R U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Review of the Staffing
 Analysis Report under the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2014, 5/
 26/2016
 
GAO-16-472 Prisoner Operations: United States Marshals Service Could
 Better Estimate Cost Savings and Monitor Efforts to Increase
 Efficiencies, 5/23/2016
 
GAO-16-414 Military Readiness: DOD Needs to Incorporate Elements of a
 Strategic Management Planning Framework into Retrograde and Reset
 Guidance, 5/13/2016
 
GAO-16-447R Nuclear Security: Status of the National Nuclear Security
 Administration's Effort to Develop a Security Infrastructure Plan, 5/13/
 2016
 
GAO-16-405 Force Structure: Performance Measures Needed to Better
 Implement the Recommendations of the National Commission on the
 Structure of the Air Force, 5/6/2016
 
GAO-16-524Troubled Asset Relief Program: Capital Purchase Program
 Largely Has Wound Down, 5/6/2016
 
GAO-16-466R Military Readiness: Progress and Challenges in Implementing
 the Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan, 5/2/2016
 
GAO-16-339R Missile Defense: Ballistic Missile Defense System Testing
 Delays Affect Delivery of Capabilities, 4/28/2016
 
GAO-16-368 Counterterrorism: DOD Should Enhance Management of and
 Reporting on Its Global Train and Equip Program, 4/18/2016
 
GAO-16-434 Federal Real Property: Commodity Futures Trading Commission
 Needs Better Leasing Guidance to Improve Cost-effectiveness, 4/18/2016
 
GAO-16-442 Foreign Aid: USAID Generally Complied with Its Antiterrorism
 Policies and Procedures for Program Assistance for West Bank and Gaza,
 4/18/2016
 
GAO-16-418 Prepositioned Stocks: DOD Has Addressed Required Reporting
 Elements but Needs to Develop a Department-wide Policy and Joint
 Service Approach, 4/15/2016
 
GAO-16-390 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Continued Oversight Needed as
 Program Plans to Begin Development of New Capabilities, 4/14/2016
 
GAO-16-439 F-35 Sustainment: DOD Needs a Plan to Address Risks Related
 to Its Central Logistics System, 4/14/2016
 
GAO-16-395 Presidential Helicopter: Program Progressing Largely as
 Planned, 4/14/2016
 
GAO-16-375SP 2016 Annual Report: Additional Opportunities to Reduce
 Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication and Achieve Other Financial
 Benefits, 4/13/2016
 
GAO-16-327 Army Planning: Comprehensive Risk Assessment Needed for
 Planned Changes to the Army's Force Structure, 4/13/2016
 
GAO-16-381R Defense Infrastructure: DOD Has Made Limited Progress in
 Assessing Foreign Encroachment Risks on Federally Managed Land, 4/13/
 2016
 
GAO-16-291 Security Assistance: Better Records Management and More
 Reporting Needed on Presidential Drawdowns, 4/12/2016
 
GAO-16-346 KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Challenging Testing and Delivery
 Schedules Lie Ahead, 4/8/2016
 
GAO-B-327212 U.S. Agency for International Development--Nonemergency
 Food Assistance, 4/8/2016
 
GAO-16-355 Library Services for Those with Disabilities: Additional
 Steps Needed to Ease Access to Services and Modernize Technology, 4/4/
 2016
 
GAO-16-329SP Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon
 Programs, 3/31/2016
 
GAO-16-338SP Homeland Security Acquisitions: DHS Has Strengthened
 Management, but Execution and Affordability Concerns Endure, 3/31/2016
 
GAO-16-336 DOD Major Automated Information Systems: Improvements Can Be
 Made in Reporting Critical Changes and Clarifying Leadership
 Responsibility, 3/30/2016
 
GAO-16-309SPNASA: Assessments of Major Projects, 3/30/2016
 
GAO-16-384 Federal Protective Service: Enhancements to Performance
 Measures and Data Quality Processes Could Improve Human Capital
 Planning, 3/24/2016
 
GAO-16-389R Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System: Debate over System's
 Role Led to Focus on Aerial Refueling, 3/24/2016
 
GAO-16-533T Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request: U.S. Government
 Accountability Office,P 3/21/2016,
 
GAO-16-335 Critical Defense Materials: Government Collected Data Are
 Sufficiently Reliable to Assess Tantalum Availability, 3/17/2016
 
GAO-16-391T Indian Affairs: Key Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and
 Health at Indian School Facilities, 3/16/2016
 
GAO-16-101 Defense Infrastructure: More Accurate Data Would Allow DOD to
 Improve the Tracking, Management, and Security of Its Leased
 Facilities, 3/15/2016
 
GAO-16-252R Defense Weather Satellites: Analysis of Alternatives Is
 Useful for Certain Capabilities, but Ineffective Coordination Limited
 Assessment of Two Critical Capabilities,P 3/10/2016
 
GAO-16-313 Indian Affairs: Key Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and
 Health at Indian School Facilities, 3/10/2016
 
GAO-16-304 National Institutes of Health: Additional Data Would Enhance
 the Stewardship of Clinical Trials across the Agency, 3/10/2016
 
GAO-16-351 Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Should Estimate
 Future Expenditures for the Making Home Affordable Program, 3/8/2016
 
GAO-16-290 Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: NNSA's Budget
 Estimates Increased but May Not Align with All Anticipated Costs, 3/4/
 2016
 
GAO-16-71 Navy and Coast Guard Shipbuilding: Navy Should Reconsider
 Approach to Warranties for Correcting Construction Defects, 3/3/2016
 
GAO-16-119 DOD Service Acquisition: Improved Use of Available Data
 Needed to Better Manage and Forecast Service Contract Requirements, 2/
 18/2016
 
GAO-16-45 Military Base Realignments and Closures: More Guidance and
 Information Needed to Take Advantage of Opportunities to Consolidate
 Training, 2/18/2016
 
GAO-16-254R Missile Defense: Assessment of DOD's Reports on Status of
 Efforts and Options for Improving Homeland Missile Defense, 2/17/2016
 
GAO-16-236 Counterfeit Parts: DOD Needs to Improve Reporting and
 Oversight to Reduce Supply Chain Risk, 2/16/2016
 
GAO-16-417 Nuclear Nonproliferation: Preliminary Observations on IAEA's
 Role in Verifying the Iran Agreement, 2/12/2016
 
GAO-16-161 Rare Earth Materials: Developing a Comprehensive Approach
 Could Help DOD Better Manage National Security Risks in the Supply
 Chain, 2/11/2016
 
GAO-B-327242 Commodity Futures Trading Commission--Recording of
 Obligations for Multiple-Year Leases, 2/4/2016
 
GAO-16-162 Defense Infrastructure: Energy Conservation Investment
 Program Needs Improved Reporting, Measurement, and Guidance, 1/29/2016
 
GAO-16-44 Excess Personal Property: DOD Should Further Reassess the
 Priorities of Its Disposal Process, 1/29/2016
 
GAO-16-294 Information Security: DHS Needs to Enhance Capabilities,
 Improve Planning, and Support Greater Adoption of Its National
 Cybersecurity Protection System, 1/28/2016
 
GAO-16-274 U.S. Border Communities: Ongoing DOT Efforts Could Help
 Address Impacts of International Freight Rail, 1/28/2016
 
GAO-16-213R Banking: Federal Agencies' Compliance with Section 302 of
 the Riegle Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act, 1/27/
 2016
 
GAO-16-164 Defense Infrastructure: Improvement Needed in Energy
 Reporting and Security Funding at Installations with Limited
 Connectivity, 1/27/2016
 
GAO-16-237 Water Infrastructure: EPA and USDA Are Helping Small Water
 Utilities with Asset Management; Opportunities Exist to Better Track
 Results, 1/27/2016
 
GAO-16-153R Defense Infrastructure: DOD Efforts Regarding Net Zero
 Goals, 1/12/2016
 
GAO-16-279R Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Housing Programs, 1/
 8/2016
 
GAO-16-158 DOD and VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Help Ensure
 Appropriate Medication Continuation and Prescribing Practices, 1/5/2016
 
GAO-16-169 Dodd-Frank Regulations: Impacts on Community Banks, Credit
 Unions and Systemically Important Institutions, 12/30/2015 ,
 
GAO-16-172 Civilian and Contractor Workforces: Complete Information
 Needed to Assess DOD's Progress for Reductions and Associated Savings,
 12/23/2015
 
GAO-16-88 Defense Logistics: DOD Has Addressed Most Reporting
 Requirements and Continues to Refine Its Asset Visibility Strategy, 12/
 22/2015
 
GAO-16-154 Defense Health Care: Research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy to
 Treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Post--Traumatic Stress Disorder, 12/18/
 2015
 
GAO B-325583 Issues Arising under FRA's Implementation of California
 High-Speed Rail Authority Grant Tapered Match Provision, 12/18/2015
 
GAO-16-201 Littoral Combat Ship: Knowledge of Survivability and
 Lethality Capabilities Needed Prior to Making Major Funding Decisions,
 12/18/2015
 
GAO-16-112 James Webb Space Telescope: Project on Track by May Benefit
 from Improved Contractor Data to Better Understand Costs, 12/17/2015
 
GAO-16-192 Drug Safety: FDA Expedites Many Applications, But Data for
 Postapproval Oversight Need Improvement, 12/15/2015
 
GAO-16-80 Defense Acquisition Workforce: Actions Needed to Guide
 Planning Efforts and Improve Workforce Capability, 12/14/2015
 
GAO-16-270SP GAO Bid Protest Annual Report to Congress for Fiscal Year
 2015, 12/10/2015
 
GAO-16-23 Nuclear Weapons Sustainment: Improvements Made to Budget
 Estimates Report, but Opportunities Remain to Further Enhance
 Transparency, 12/10/2015
 
GAO-16-50 Asylum: Additional Actions Needed to Assess and Address Fraud
 Risks, 12/2/2015
 
GAO-16-141 K-12 Education: Federal Funding for and Characteristics of
 Public Schools with Extended Learning Time, 11/30/2015
 
GAO-16-5 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: Key Factors Drive
 Transition of Technologies, but Better Training and Data Dissemination
 Can Increase Success, 11/18/2015
 
GAO-16-46 DOD Inventory of Contracted Services: Actions Needed to Help
 Ensure Inventory Data Are Complete and Accurate, 11/18/2015
 
GAO-16-86 DOD Manufacturing Arsenals: Actions Needed to Identify and
 Sustain Critical Capabilities, 11/17/2015
 
GAO-16-36 Military Recruiting: Army National Guard Needs to Continue
 Monitoring, Collect Better Data, and Assess Incentives Programs, 11/17/
 2015
 
GAO-16-96R Financial Audit: Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection's
 Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Financial Statements, 11/16/2015
 
GAO-16-147R Financial Audit: Office of Financial Stability (Troubled
 Asset Relief Program) Fiscal Years 2015 and 2014 Financial Statements,
 11/10/2015
 
GAO-16-52 Internal Controls: The Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall
 Foundation Has Made Significant Progress but Needs to Fully Document
 Certain Policies and Procedures,  11/6/2015
 
GAO-16-91R Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of Remaining Investment
 Programs,  11/3/2015
 
GAO-16-118 Nuclear Nonproliferation: NNSA's Threat Assessment Process
 Could Be Improved, 10/30/2015
 
GAO-16-156R Space Acquisitions: GAO Assessment of DOD Responsive Launch
 Report,  10/29/2015
 
GAO-16-22 Amphibious Combat Vehicle: Some Acquisition Activities
 Demonstrate Best Practices; Attainment of Amphibious Capability to be
 Determined, 10/28/2015
 
GAO-16-35 Military Personnel: DOD Should Develop a Plan to Evaluate the
 Effectiveness of Its Career Intermission Pilot Program, 10/27/2015
 
GAO-16-56 Defense Additive Manufacturing: DOD Needs to Systematically
 Track Department-wide 3D Printing Efforts, 10/14/2015
 
GAO-15-780 DOD Contract Services: Improvements Made to Planning and
 Implementation of Fiscal Controls, 9/30/2015
 
GAO-15-815 Medical Devices: FDA Ordered Postmarket Studies to Better
 Understand Safety Issues, and Many Studies Are Ongoing, 9/30/2015
 
GAO-15-768 TRICARE Pharmacy Pilot: Improved Monitoring Needed with
 Expansion of Pilot Requirements, 9/30/2015
 
GAO-15-823 Foreign Aid: U.S. Assistance for the West Bank and Gaza for
 Fiscal Years 2012-14, 9/22/2015
 
GAO-15-800R Department of Defense's Waiver of Competitive Prototyping
 Requirement for the Air Force's F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning and
 Survivability System (EPAWSS) Program, 9/21/2015
 
GAO-15-814 Federal Spending Accountability: Preserving Capabilities of
 Recovery Operations Center Could Help Sustain Oversight of Federal
 Expenditures, 9/14/2015
 
GAO-15-732 International Food Assistance: USAID Should Systematically
 Assess the Effectiveness of Key Conditional Food Aid Activities, 9/10/
 2015
 
GAO-15-649 Defense Infrastructure: In-Kind Construction and Renovation
 Projects Initiated by DOD during Fiscal Year 2013, 9/9/2015
 
GAO-15-657 GPS: Actions Needed to Address Ground System Development
 Problems and User Equipment Production Readiness, 9/9/2015
 
GAO-15-813 Troubled Asset Relief Program: Status of GAO Recommendations,
 9/4/2015
 
GAO-15-436 Capitol Power Plant: Architect of the Capitol Should Update
 Its Long-term Energy Plan before Committing to Major Energy Projects, 9/
 3/2015
 
GAO-15-710 Medicare Advantage: Actions Needed to Enhance CMS Oversight
 of Provider Network Adequacy, 8/31/2015
 
GAO-15-466 Weapon System Acquisitions: Opportunities Exist to Improve
 the Department of Defense's Portfolio Management, 8/27/2015
 
GAO-15-561 SEC Conflict Minerals Rule: Initial Disclosures Indicate Most
 Companies Were Unable to Determine the Source of Their Conflict
 Minerals, 8/18/2015
 
GAO-15-530 Electronic Health Records: Outcome-Oriented Metrics and Goals
 Needed to Gauge DOD's and VA's Progress in Achieving Interoperability,
 8/13/2015
 
GAO-15-680 Defense Contracts: DOD's Requests for Information from
 Contractors to Assess Prices, 8/12/2015
 
GAO-15-623 Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle: The Air Force Needs to
 Adopt an Incremental Approach to Future Acquisition Planning to Enable
 Incorporation of Lessons Learned, 8/11/2015
 
GAO-15-499 Modernizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise: NNSA Increased
 Its Budget Estimates, but Estimates for Key Stockpile and
 Infrastructure Programs Need Improvement, 8/6/2015
 
GAO-15-567 State Revolving Funds: Improved Financial Indicators Could
 Strengthen EPA Oversight, 8/5/2015
 
GAO-15-536 Nuclear Weapons Sustainment: Improvements Made to Budget
 Estimates, but Opportunities Exist to Further Enhance Transparency, 7/
 30/2015
 
GAO-15-489 Facilities Modernization: DOD Guidance and Processes Reflect
 Leading Practices for Capital Planning, 7/27/2015
 
GAO-15-749 Defense Infrastructure: Improvements in DOD Reporting and
 Cybersecurity Implementation Needed to Enhance Utility Resilience
 Planning, 7/23/2015
 
GAO-15-614 Critical Infrastructure Protection: DHS Action Needed to
 Verify Some Chemical Facility Information and Manage Compliance
 Process, 7/22/2015
 
GAO-15-538 Defense Logistics: Improved Data and Information Sharing
 Could Aid in DOD's Management of Ammunition Categorized for Disposal, 7/
 21/2015
 
GAO-15-627 DOD Business Systems Modernization: Additional Action Needed
 to Achieve Intended Outcomes, 7/16/2015
 
GAO-15-571 Special Operations Forces: Opportunities Exist to Improve
 Transparency of Funding and Assess Potential to Lessen Some
 Deployments, 7/16/2015
 
GAO-15-685R Security Assistance: Taxpayer Funds Spent on Equipment That
 Was Never Shipped to Yemen, 7/15/2015
 
GAO-15-640R Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority: Steps Taken
 to Address Financial Management and Safety Recommendations, but
 Financial Management Internal Controls Need Strengthening, 7/15/2015
 
GAO-15-637R C-130 Force Structure: Air Force Addressed Statutory
 Elements in Its Report, but Decided Not to Transfer Certain Aircraft as
 Proposed, 7/13/2015
 
GAO-15-525 DOE Project Management: NNSA Should Ensure Equal
 Consideration of Alternatives for Lithium Production, 7/13/2015
 
GAO-15-670 Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Could More
 Consistently Analyze Potential Benefits and Costs of Housing Program
 Changes, 7/6/2015
 
GAO-15-611 Export-Import Bank: Dual-Use Export Monitoring Guidance
 Revised and Implemented, 6/25/2015
 
GAO-15-698R Force Structure: Preliminary Observations on Air Force A-10
 Divestment,P 6/25/2015
 
GAO-15-566 Arctic Planning: DOD Expects to Play a Supporting Role to
 Other Federal Agencies and Has Efforts Under Way to Address Capability
 Needs and Update Plans,P 6/19/2015
 
GAO-15-454 Federal Prison System: Justice Could Better Measure Progress
 Addressing Incarceration Challenges, 6/19/2015
 
GAO-15-506 Farm Program Modernization: Farm Service Agency Needs to
 Demonstrate the Capacity to Manage IT Initiatives, 6/18/2015
 
GAO-15-346 Undertilized Facilities: DOD and GSA Information Sharing May
 Enhance Opportunities to Use Space at Military Installations, 6/18/2015
 
GAO-15-537 Military Training: DOD's Annual Sustainable Ranges Report
 Addressed Statutory Reporting Requirements, 6/17/2015
 
GAO-15-548 Army Combat Vehicles: Industrial Base Study's Approach Met
 Research Standards, 6/16/2015
 
GAO-15-570 Prepositioned Stocks: Additional Information and a Consistent
 Definition Would Make DOD's Annual Report More Useful, 6/16/2015
 
GAO-15-584R Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications: Update on
 DOD's Modernization, 6/15/2015
 
GAO-15-612R Screening Partnership Program: TSA's Cost and Performance
 Independent Study, 6/10/2015
 
GAO-15-468R Bureau of Reclamation: Financial Information for Three
 California Water Programs, 6/4/2015
 
GAO-15-503 DOD Operational Testing: Oversight Has Resulted in Few
 Significant Disputes and Limited Program Cost and Schedule Increases, 6/
 2/2015
 
GAO-15-544 Insider Threats: DOD Should Strengthen Management and
 Guidance to Protect Classified Information and Systems, 6/2/2015
 
GAO-15-329 Navy Force Structure: Sustainable Plan and Comprehensive
 Assessment Needed to Mitigate Long-Term Risks to Ships Assigned to
 Overseas Homeports, 5/29/2015
 
GAO-15-457R Defense Transportation: Air Force's Airlift Study Met
 Mandate Requirements, 5/26/2015
 
GAO-15-446 Nuclear Weapons Council: Enhancing Interagency Collaboration
 Could Help with Implementation of Expanded Responsibilities, 5/21/2015
 
GAO-15-510R Surface Ships: Status of the Navy's Phased Modernization
 Plan, 5/20/2015
 
GAO-15-410 Afghanistan: Embassy Construction Cost and Schedule Have
 Increased, and Further Facilities Planning Is Needed, 5/19/2015
 
GAO-15-496R Defense Contracting: Observations on Air Force Use of
 Undefinitized Contract Actions, 5/18/2015
 
GAO-15-461 Unmanned Aerial Systems: Actions Needed to Improve DOD Pilot
 Training,  5/14/2015
 
GAO-15-474 Defense Inventory: DOD Needs Additional Information for
 Managing War Reserve Levels of Meals Ready to Eat, 5/7/2015
 
GAO-15-479 International Education Assistance: USAID Has Implemented
 Primary Grade Reading Programs but Has Not Yet Measured Progress toward
 Its Strategic Goal, 5/7/2015
 
GAO-15-345 Missile Defense: Opportunities Exist to Reduce Acquisition
 Risk and Improve Reporting on System Capabilities, 5/6/2015
 
GAO-15-542 Community Development Capital Initiative: Status of Program
 Investments and Participants, 5/5/2015
 
GAO-15-374 Unmanned Carrier-Based Aircraft System: Navy Needs to
 Demonstrate Match between Its Requirements and Available Resources, 5/4/
 2015
 
GAO-15-351 Victims of Child Abuse Act: Further Actions Needed to Ensure
 Timely Use of Grant Funds and Assess Grantee Performance, 4/29/2015
 
GAO-15-493 Yemen: DOD Should Improve Accuracy of Its Data on
 Congressional Clearance of Projects as It Reevaluates Counterterrorism
 Assistance, 4/28/2015
 
GAO-15-438 DOE Loan Programs: Current Estimated Net Costs Include $2.2
 Billion in Credit Subsidy, Plus Administrative Expenses, 4/27/2015
 
GAO-15-430R Force Structure: Army's Analyses of Aviation Alternatives, 4/
 27/2015
 
GAO-15-171SP Homeland Security Acquisitions: Major Program Assessments
 Reveal Actions Needed to Improve Accountability, 4/22/2015
 
GAO-15-298 Persons with HIV: Funding Formula for Housing Assistance
 Could Be Better Targeted, and Performance Data Could Be Improved, 4/16/
 2015
 
GAO-15-385 Amphibious Combat Vehicle Acquisition: Marine Corps Adopts an
 Incremental Approach, 4/15/2015
 
GAO-15-364 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: Assessment Needed to Address
 Affordability Challenges, 4/14/2015
 
GAO-15-49SP Fragmentation, Overlap, and Duplication: An Evaluation and
 Management Guide, 4/14/2015
 
GAO-15-392R Presidential Helicopter Acquisition: Program Established
 Knowledge-Based Business Case and Entered System Development with Plans
 for Managing Challenges,  4/14/2015
 
GAO-15-295 Race to the Top: Education Could Better Support Grantees and
 Help Them Address Capacity Challenges, 4/13/2015
 
GAO-15-308 KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Key Aerial Refueling Capabilities
 Should Be Demonstrated Prior to the Production Decision, 4/9/2015
 
GAO-15-271 Federal Protective Service: More Effective Management Needed
 in Delegating Security Authority to Agencies, 3/31/2015
 
GAO-15-315 Library of Congress: Strong Leadership Needed to Address
 Serious Information Technology Management Weaknesses, 3/31/2015
 
GAO-15-320SP NASA: Assessments of Selected Large-Scale Projects
 [Reissued on March 26, 2015], 3/24/2015
 
GAO-15-331 National Nuclear Security Administration: Reports on the
 Benefits and Costs of Competing Management and Operating Contracts Need
 to Be Clearer and More Complete,  3/23/2015
 
GAO-15-270R Health Care Funding: Federal Obligations to and Expenditures
 by Selected Entities Involved in Health-Related Activities, 2010-12, 3/
 20/2015
 
GAO-15-274 Military Base Realignments and Closures: Process for Reusing
 Property for Homeless Assistance Needs Improvements, 3/16/2015
 
GAO-15-342SP Defense Acquisitions: Assessments of Selected Weapon
 Programs [Reissued on April 9, 2015], 3/12/2015
 
GAO-15-326R Government Publishing Office: Production of Secure
 Credentials for the Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border
 Protection, 3/10/2015
 
GAO-15-334 Auto Safety: Status of NHTSA's Redesign of Its
 Crashworthiness Data System,  3/6/2015
 
GAO-15-367R Troubled Asset Relief Program: Winding Down the Capital
 Purchase Program, 3/6/2015
 
GAO-15-278 Defense Science and Technology: Further DOD and DOE Actions
 Needed to Provide Timely Conference Decisions and Analyze Risks from
 Changes in Participation [Reissued on March 13, 2015], 3/4/2015
 
GAO-15-209 Disaster Relief: Agencies Need to Improve Policies and
 Procedures for Estimating Improper Payments, 2/27/2015
 
GAO-15-389T Indian Affairs: Preliminary Results Show Continued
 Challenges to the Oversight and Support of Education Facilities, 2/27/
 2015
 
GAO-15-282 Defense Major Automated Information Systems: Cost and
 Schedule Commitments Need to Be Established Earlier, 2/26/2015
 
GAO-15-236 Transportation Safety: Federal Highway Administration Should
 Conduct Research to Determine Best Practices in Permitting Oversize
 Vehicles, 2/26/2015
 
GAO-15-403T Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request: U.S. Government
 Accountability Office,P 2/25/2015
 
GAO-15-192 Acquisition Reform: DOD Should Streamline Its Decision-Making
 Process for Weapon Systems to Reduce Inefficiencies, 2/24/2015
 
GAO-15-293 Drug-Impaired Driving: Additional Support Needed for Public
 Awareness Initiatives, 2/24/2015
 
GAO-15-250 Contingency Contracting: Contractor Personnel Tracking System
 Needs Better Plans and Guidance, 2/18/2015
 
GAO-15-269 Improper Payments: TRICARE Measurement and Reduction Efforts
 Could Benefit from Adopting Medical Record Reviews, 2/18/2015
 
GAO-15-92 U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Management Improvements Are
 Needed to Better Achieve Its Mission, 2/3/2015
 
GAO-15-196 Enterprise Funds: Egypt and Tunisia Funds Are Established;
 Additional Steps Would Strengthen Compliance with USAID Grant
 Agreements and Other Requirements,P 2/2/2015
 
GAO-15-285 DOD Acquisitions: Opportunities May Exist to Increase Utility
 of Nondevelopmental Items Pilot Program, 1/29/2015
 
GAO-15-197 Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Continues to Wind
 down Most Programs, but Housing Programs Remain Active, 1/6/2015
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OLDER ADULT HOUSING NEEDS
 
DOD REQUIREMENTS PROCESS
 
DOD'S JOINT EXERCISE PROGRAM
 
U.S. ARMY PACIFIC PATHWAYS PROGRAM FOR FORWARD DEPLOYED FORCES
 
INVENTORY OF U.S. SECURITY-RELATED BUILDING FOREIGN PARTNER CAPACITY
 EFFORTS
 
MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES
 
FIXED PRICE INCENTIVES FOR SHIPBUILDING
 
FEDERAL ACTIONS TO MONITOR AND CONTROL ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE IN ANIMALS
 
FBI HEADQUARTERS CONSOLIDATION
 
DOD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR PROTOTYPING
 
NAVY SHIP REPAIR CONTRACTING
 
STATE DEPARTMENT'S HUMAN TRAFFICKING REPORT
 
NUCLEAR COMMAND, CONTROL, AND COMMUNICATIONS (NC3) UPDATE
 
BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
 
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DISENROLLMENT
 
FISCAL YEAR 2017 NAVY AND MARINE CORPS BUDGET JUSTIFICATION REVIEW (BJR)
 
FISCAL YEAR 2017 ARMY AND DEFENSE-WIDE BUDGET JUSTIFICATION REVIEW (BJR)
 
NNSA PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
 
OVERSIGHT OF DC CHARTER SCHOOLS
 
FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT OF COLLEGES
 
EDUCATION'S EXTENDED LEARNING TIME GRANT PROGRAM
 
GAMBLING AND PROBLEM GAMBLING BEHAVIOR IN THE ARMED FORCES
 
REFUGEE SCREENING PROCESS
 
VA MAJOR MEDICAL FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION
 
CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE ACCESS CONTROLS
 
DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM GRANT ADMINISTRATION
 
VA PHARMACY DATA TRANSACTION SYSTEM
 
OPM INFORMATION SECURITY
 
DOD ASIA-PACIFIC REALIGNMENT
 
IMPROPER PAYMENTS OF THE PREMIUM TAX CREDIT
 
BRAC ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP
 
SYSTEMATIC ALIEN VERIFICATION FOR ENTITLEMENTS (SAVE) PROGRAM
 
REVIEW OF DOD'S REPORT ON HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION
 
NETWORK FOR MANUFACTURING INNOVATION PROGRAM
 
OVERSEAS REFUGEE REGISTRATION PROCESS
 
DOD FY 2014 INVENTORY OF CONTRACTED SERVICES
 
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM MANDATE
 
JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE 2016
 
BEST PRACTICES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
 
SERVICE MANAGERS' ROLES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND AUTHORITIES
 
POWER MORCELLATOR MEDICAL DEVICE
 
DHS FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MODERNIZATION
 
THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION COULD BETTER MANAGE THE SIZE AND
 COMPOSITION OF ITS WORKFORCE BY FURTHER INCORPORATING LEADING PRACTICES
 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF OFFICIAL DESIGNATED TO MANAGE DOD'S
 CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL DEFENSE INFRASTRUCTURE
 
NAVY REDUCED MANNING OF SHIPS
 
FDA'S EXPANDED ACCESS PROGRAM
 
THE IMPACT OF ELECTRIC CAPACITY MARKETS
 
PHYSICIAN RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION BY THE VETERANS HEALTH
 ADMINISTRATION
 
NUCLEAR WEAPONS MODERNIZATION
 
COLLEGE CREDIT TRANSFER
 
NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION'S BUDGET FORMULATION
 
NASA COMMERCIAL CREW PROGRAM
 
HIGHER ED ACCREDITATION ALTERNATIVES
 
CERTIFICATION OF SECURITY MEASURES AT ATOMIC ENERGY FACILITIES
 
VETERANS CHOICE PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
 
DOD MAJOR AUTOMATED INFORMATION SYSTEM
 
RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE AND UNITED STATES
 AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
 
VETERANS ENROLLMENT FOR HEALTH CARE SERVICES
 
NASA MAJOR PROJECTS
 
2017 ANNUAL WEAPON SYSTEM MACRO-ANALYSIS
 
2017 ANNUAL WEAPON SYSTEM ASSESSMENTS
 
2016 BIENNIAL CORE DEPOT REPORT
 
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES TIMEFRAMES AND IMPLEMENTATION
 
JOINT INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS COMPLEX
 
DHS MAJOR ACQUISITION PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS
 
OHIO CLASS REPLACEMENT SUBMARINE
 
NUCLEAR FORCES COST ESTIMATES
 
MISSILE DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS ASSESSMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016
 
FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN COHORT DEFAULT RATES
 
DEMOCRACY PROGRAMS IN BURMA
 
2017 DUPLICATION AND COST SAVINGS OPPORTUNITIES
 
DOD HEADQUARTERS COST SAVINGS
 
SAFETY ACCOUNTABILITY FOR BUREAU OF INDIAN EDUCATION SCHOOLS
 
DOD'S GLOBAL RESPONSE FORCE READINESS
 
F-35 JOINT STRIKE FIGHTER 2017
 
NUCLEAR CONTROL SYSTEMS TRANSFER
 
DOD ALTERNATIVELY FINANCED ENERGY PROJECTS
 
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WEIGHT REDUCTION
 
INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE MOTORS FOR COMMERCIAL USE
 
MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND READINESS AND EMPLOYMENT PLANS
 
FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATION FISCAL YEAR 2017
 
MOBILITY SUPPORT FOR KOREA
 
DOD DRINKING WATER CONTAMINANTS
 
FOREIGN MILITARY SALES CONTRACTING
 
DRIVERS OF AIR FORCE READINESS
 
DOD'S OPERATIONAL SUPPORT AIRLIFT
 
ROYALTY RATES AND FEDERAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
 
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                               Appendix A


                      Committee on Appropriations


                            COMMITTEE RULES


          (Adopted for the 114th Congress on January 28, 2015)

    RESOLVED, That the rules and practices of the Committee on 
Appropriations, House of Representatives, in the One Hundred 
Thirteenth Congress, except as otherwise provided hereinafter, 
shall be and are hereby adopted as the rules and practices of 
the Committee on Appropriations in the One Hundred Fourteenth 
Congress.
    The foregoing resolution adopts the following rules:

Sec. 1: Power to Sit and Act

    (a) For the purpose of carrying out any of its functions 
and duties under rules X and XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee and each of its subcommittees is 
authorized:
          (1) To sit and act at such times and places within 
        the United States whether the House is in session, has 
        recessed, or has adjourned, and to hold such hearings 
        as it deems necessary; and
          (2) To require, by subpoena or otherwise, the 
        attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the 
        production of such books, reports, correspondence, 
        memorandums, papers, and documents as it deems 
        necessary.
    (b) The Chairman, or any Member designated by the Chairman, 
may administer oaths to any witness.
    (c) A subpoena may be authorized and issued by the 
Committee or its subcommittees under subsection (a)(2) in the 
conduct of any investigation or activity or series of 
investigations or activities, only when authorized by a 
majority of the Members of the Committee voting, a majority 
being present. The power to authorize and issue subpoenas under 
subsection (a)(2) may be delegated to the Chairman pursuant to 
such rules and under such limitations as the Committee may 
prescribe. Authorized subpoenas shall be signed by the Chairman 
or by any Member designated by the Committee.
    (d) Compliance with any subpoena issued by the Committee or 
its subcommittees may be enforced only as authorized or 
directed by the House.

Sec. 2: Subcommittees

    (a) The Majority Caucus of the Committee shall establish 
the number of subcommittees and shall determine the 
jurisdiction of each subcommittee.
    (b) Each subcommittee is authorized to meet, hold hearings, 
receive evidence, and report to the Committee all matters 
referred to it.
    (c) All legislation and other matters referred to the 
Committee shall be referred to the subcommittee of appropriate 
jurisdiction within 2 weeks unless, by majority vote of the 
Majority Members of the full Committee, consideration is to be 
by the full Committee.
    (d) The Majority Caucus of the Committee shall determine an 
appropriate ratio of Majority to Minority Members for each 
subcommittee. The Chairman is authorized to negotiate that 
ratio with the Minority; Provided, however, That party 
representation in each subcommittee, including ex-officio 
members, shall be no less favorable to the Majority than the 
ratio for the full Committee.
    (e) The Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of the full 
Committee are each authorized to sit as a member of all 
subcommittees and to participate, including voting, in all of 
the work of the subcommittees.

Sec. 3: Staffing

    (a) Committee Staff--The Chairman is authorized to appoint 
the staff of the Committee, and make adjustments in the job 
titles and compensation thereof subject to the maximum rates 
and conditions established in clause 9(c) of rule X of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives. In addition, he is 
authorized, in his discretion, to arrange for their specialized 
training. The Chairman is also authorized to employ additional 
personnel as necessary.
    (b) Assistants to Members:
          (1) Each Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of a 
        Subcommittee or the Full Committee, including a 
        Chairman Emeritus, may select and designate one staff 
        member who shall serve at the pleasure of that Member.
          (2) Notwithstanding (b)(1), the Chairman may 
        prescribe such terms and conditions necessary to 
        achieve a reduction in the number of Assistants to 
        Members previously designated by a Member of the 
        Committee prior to the adoption of the Rules of the 
        House of Representatives establishing the Committee for 
        the 112th Congress.
          (3) Staff members designated under this subsection 
        shall be compensated at a rate, determined by the 
        Member, not to exceed 75 per centum of the maximum 
        established in clause 9(c) of rule X of the Rules of 
        the House of Representatives.
          (4) Members designating staff members under this 
        subsection must specifically certify by letter to the 
        Chairman that the employees are needed and will be 
        utilized for Committee work.

Sec. 4: Committee Meetings

    (a) Regular Meeting Day--The regular meeting day of the 
Committee shall be the first Wednesday of each month while the 
House is in session if notice is given pursuant to paragraph 
(d)(3).
    (b) Additional and Special Meetings:
          (1) The Chairman may call and convene, as he 
        considers necessary, additional meetings of the 
        Committee for the consideration of any bill or 
        resolution pending before the Committee or for the 
        conduct of other Committee business. The Committee 
        shall meet for such purpose pursuant to that call of 
        the Chairman.
          (2) If at least three Committee Members desire that a 
        special meeting of the Committee be called by the 
        Chairman, those Members may file in the Committee 
        Offices a written request to the Chairman for that 
        special meeting. Such request shall specify the measure 
        or matter to be considered. Upon the filing of the 
        request, the Committee Clerk shall notify the Chairman.
          (3) If within three calendar days after the filing of 
        the request, the Chairman does not call the requested 
        special meeting to be held within seven calendar days 
        after the filing of the request, a majority of the 
        Committee Members may file in the Committee Offices 
        their written notice that a special meeting will be 
        held, specifying the date and hour of such meeting, and 
        the measure or matter to be considered. The Committee 
        shall meet on that date and hour.
          (4) Immediately upon the filing of the notice, the 
        Committee Clerk shall notify all Committee Members that 
        such special meeting will be held and inform them of 
        its date and hour and the measure or matter to be 
        considered. Such notice shall also be made publicly 
        available in electronic form and shall be deemed to 
        satisfy paragraph (d)(3). Only the measure or matter 
        specified in that notice may be considered at the 
        special meeting.
    (c) Vice Chairman To Preside in Absence of Chairman--A 
member of the majority party on the Committee or subcommittee 
thereof designated by the Chairman of the full Committee shall 
be vice chairman of the Committee or subcommittee, as the case 
may be, and shall preside at any meeting during the temporary 
absence of the chairman. If the chairman and vice chairman of 
the Committee or subcommittee are not present at any meeting of 
the Committee or subcommittee, the ranking member of the 
majority party who is present shall preside at that meeting.
    (d) Business Meetings:
          (1) Each meeting for the transaction of business, 
        including the markup of legislation, of the Committee 
        and its subcommittees shall be open to the public 
        except when the Committee or the subcommittee 
        concerned, in open session and with a majority present, 
        determines by roll call vote that all or part of the 
        remainder of the meeting on that day shall be closed.
          (2) No person other than Committee Members and such 
        congressional staff and departmental representatives as 
        they may authorize shall be present at any business or 
        markup session which has been closed.
          (3) The Chairman shall announce the date, place, and 
        subject matter of each committee meeting for the 
        transaction of business, which may not commence earlier 
        than the third day on which members have notice 
        thereof, unless the Chairman, with the concurrence of 
        the Ranking Minority Member, or the Committee by 
        majority vote with a quorum present for the transaction 
        of business, determines there is good cause to begin 
        the meeting sooner, in which case the Chairman shall 
        make the announcement at the earliest possible date. An 
        announcement shall be published promptly in the Daily 
        Digest and made publicly available in electronic form.
          (4) At least 24 hours prior to the commencement of a 
        meeting for the markup of a bill or resolution, or at 
        the time an announcement is made pursuant to the 
        preceding subparagraph within 24 hours before such 
        meeting, the Chairman shall cause the text of such bill 
        or resolution to be made publicly available in 
        electronic form.
    (e) Committee Records:
          (1) The Committee shall keep a complete record of all 
        Committee action, including a record of the votes on 
        any question on which a roll call is taken. The result 
        of each roll call vote shall be available for 
        inspection by the public during regular business hours 
        in the Committee Offices and also made available in 
        electronic form within 48 hours of such record vote. 
        The information made available for public inspection 
        shall include a description of the amendment, motion, 
        or other proposition, and the name of each Member 
        voting for and each Member voting against, and the 
        names of those Members present but not voting.
          (2) Committee records (including hearings, data, 
        charts, and files) shall be kept separate and distinct 
        from the congressional office records of the Chairman 
        of the Committee. Such records shall be the property of 
        the House, and all Members of the House shall have 
        access thereto.
          (3) The records of the Committee at the National 
        Archives and Records Administration shall be made 
        available in accordance with rule VII of the Rules of 
        the House of Representatives, except that the Committee 
        authorizes use of any record to which clause 3 (b)(4) 
        of rule VII of the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives would otherwise apply after such record 
        has been in existence for 20 years. The Chairman shall 
        notify the Ranking Minority Member of any decision, 
        pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 4(b) of rule VII 
        of the Rules of the House of Representatives, to 
        withhold a record otherwise available, and the matter 
        shall be presented to the Committee for a determination 
        upon the written request of any Member of the 
        Committee.
    (f) Availability of Amendments Adopted--Not later than 24 
hours after the adoption of an amendment to a bill or 
resolution, the Chairman shall cause the text of any amendment 
adopted thereto to be made publicly available in electronic 
form.

Sec. 5: Committee and Subcommittee Hearings

    (a) Overall Budget Hearings--Overall budget hearings by the 
Committee, including the hearing required by section 242 (c) of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 and clause 4 (a)(1) 
of rule X of the Rules of the House of Representatives, shall 
be conducted in open session except when the Committee in open 
session and with a majority present, determines by roll call 
vote that the testimony to be taken at that hearing on that day 
may be related to a matter of national security; except that 
the Committee may by the same procedure close one subsequent 
day of hearing. A transcript of all such hearings shall be 
printed and a copy furnished to each Member, Delegate, and the 
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico.
    (b) Other Hearings:
          (1) All other hearings conducted by the Committee or 
        its subcommittees shall be open to the public except 
        when the Committee or subcommittee in open session and 
        with a majority present determines by roll call vote 
        that all or part of the remainder of that hearing on 
        that day shall be closed to the public because 
        disclosure of testimony, evidence, or other matters to 
        be considered would endanger the national security or 
        would violate any law or rule of the House of 
        Representatives. Notwithstanding the requirements of 
        the preceding sentence, a majority of those present at 
        a hearing conducted by the Committee or any of its 
        subcommittees, there being in attendance the number 
        required under section 5(c) of these rules to be 
        present for the purpose of taking testimony, (1) may 
        vote to close the hearing for the sole purpose of 
        discussing whether testimony or evidence to be received 
        would endanger the national security or violate clause 
        2(k)(5) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives or (2) may vote to close the hearing, 
        as provided in clause 2(k)(5) of such rule. No Member 
        of the House of Representatives may be excluded from 
        nonparticipatory attendance at any hearing of the 
        Committee or its subcommittees unless the House of 
        Representatives shall by majority vote authorize the 
        Committee or any of its subcommittees, for purposes of 
        a particular series of hearings on a particular article 
        of legislation or on a particular subject of 
        investigation, to close its hearings to Members by the 
        same procedures designated in this subsection for 
        closing hearings to the public; Provided, however, That 
        the Committee or its subcommittees may by the same 
        procedure vote to close five subsequent days of 
        hearings.
          (2) Subcommittee chairmen shall coordinate the 
        development of schedules for meetings or hearings after 
        consultation with the Chairman and other subcommittee 
        chairmen with a view toward avoiding simultaneous 
        scheduling of Committee and subcommittee meetings or 
        hearings.
          (3) Each witness who is to appear before the 
        Committee or any of its subcommittees as the case may 
        be, insofar as is practicable, shall file in advance of 
        such appearance, a written statement of the proposed 
        testimony and shall limit the oral presentation at such 
        appearance to a brief summary, except that this 
        provision shall not apply to any witness appearing 
        before the Committee in the overall budget hearings.
          (4) Each witness appearing in a nongovernmental 
        capacity before the Committee, or any of its 
        subcommittees as the case may be, shall to the greatest 
        extent practicable, submit a written statement 
        including a curriculum vitae and a disclosure of the 
        amount and source (by agency and program) of any 
        Federal grant (or subgrant thereof) or contract (or 
        subcontract thereof), or contracts or payments 
        originating from a foreign government, received during 
        the current fiscal year or either of the two previous 
        fiscal years by the witness or by an entity represented 
        by the witness and related to the subject matter of the 
        hearing. Such statements, with appropriate redactions 
        to protect the privacy of witnesses, shall be made 
        publicly available in electronic form not later than 
        one day after the witness appears. The disclosure 
        referred to in this paragraph shall include the amount 
        and source of each Federal grant (or subgrant thereof) 
        or contract (or subcontract thereof) related to the 
        subject matter of the hearing, and the amount and 
        country of origin of any payment or contract related to 
        the subject matter of the hearing originating with a 
        foreign government.
    (c) Quorum for Taking Testimony--The number of Members of 
the Committee which shall constitute a quorum for taking 
testimony and receiving evidence in any hearing of the 
Committee shall be two.
    (d) Calling and Interrogation of Witnesses:
          (1) The Minority Members of the Committee or its 
        subcommittees shall be entitled, upon request to the 
        Chairman or subcommittee chairman, by a majority of 
        them before completion of any hearing, to call 
        witnesses selected by the Minority to testify with 
        respect to the matter under consideration during at 
        least one day of hearings thereon.
          (2) The Committee and its subcommittees shall observe 
        the 5-minute rule during the interrogation of witnesses 
        until such time as each Member of the Committee or 
        subcommittee who so desires has had an opportunity to 
        question the witness.
    (e) Broadcasting and Photographing of Committee Meetings 
and Hearings--Whenever a hearing or meeting conducted by the 
full Committee or any of its subcommittees is open to the 
public, those proceedings shall be open to coverage by 
television, radio, and still photography, and shall be 
conducted in accordance with the requirements set forth in 
clause (4)(f) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives. Neither the full Committee Chairman or 
subcommittee chairman shall limit the number of television or 
still cameras to fewer than two representatives from each 
medium (except for legitimate space or safety, in which case 
pool coverage shall be authorized). To the maximum practicable, 
the Committee shall provide audio and video coverage of each 
hearing or meeting for the transaction of business in a manner 
that allows the public to easily listen to and view the 
proceedings and shall maintain the recordings of such coverage 
in a manner that is easily accessible to the public.
    (f) Subcommittee Meetings--No subcommittee shall sit while 
the House is reading an appropriation measure for amendment 
under the 5-minute rule or while the Committee is in session.
    (g) Public Notice of Committee Hearings--The Chairman of 
the Committee shall make public announcement of the date, 
place, and subject matter of any Committee or subcommittee 
hearing at least one week before the commencement of the 
hearing. If the Chairman of the Committee or subcommittee, with 
the concurrence of the ranking minority member of the Committee 
or respective subcommittee, determines there is good cause to 
begin the hearing sooner, or if the Committee or subcommittee 
so determines by majority vote, a quorum being present for the 
transaction of business, the Chairman or subcommittee chairman 
shall make the announcement at the earliest possible date. Any 
announcement made under this subsection shall be promptly 
published in the Daily Digest and made publicly available in 
electronic form.

Sec. 6: Procedures for Reporting Bills and Resolutions

    (a) Prompt Reporting Requirement:
          (1) It shall be the duty of the Chairman to report, 
        or cause to be reported promptly to the House any bill 
        or resolution approved by the Committee and to take or 
        cause to be taken necessary steps to bring the matter 
        to a vote.
          (2) In any event, a report on a bill or resolution 
        which the Committee has approved shall be filed within 
        seven calendar days (exclusive of days in which the 
        House is not in session) after the day on which there 
        has been filed with the Committee Clerk a written 
        request, signed by a majority of Committee Members, for 
        the reporting of such bill or resolution. Upon the 
        filing of any such request, the Committee Clerk shall 
        notify the Chairman immediately of the filing of the 
        request. This subsection does not apply to the 
        reporting of a regular appropriation bill or to the 
        reporting of a resolution of inquiry addressed to the 
        head of an executive department.
    (b) Presence of Committee Majority--No measure or 
recommendation shall be reported from the Committee unless a 
majority of the Committee was actually present.
    (c) Roll Call Votes--With respect to each roll call vote on 
a motion to report any measure or matter of a public character, 
and on any amendment offered to the measure of matter, the 
total number of votes cast for and against, and the names of 
those Members voting for and against, shall be included in the 
Committee report on the measure or matter.
    (d) Compliance With Congressional Budget Act--A Committee 
report on a bill or resolution which has been approved by the 
Committee shall include the statement required by section 
308(a) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, separately set 
out and clearly identified, if the bill or resolution provides 
new budget authority.
    (e) Changes in Existing Law--Each Committee report on a 
general appropriation bill shall contain a concise statement 
describing fully the effect of any provision of the bill which 
directly or indirectly changes the application of existing law.
    (f) Rescissions and Transfers--Each bill or resolution 
reported by the Committee shall include separate headings for 
rescissions and transfers of unexpended balances with all 
proposed rescissions and transfers listed therein. The report 
of the Committee accompanying such a bill or resolution shall 
include a separate section with respect to such rescissions or 
transfers.
    (g) Listing of Unauthorized Appropriations--Each Committee 
report on a general appropriation bill shall contain a list of 
all appropriations contained in the bill for any expenditure 
not currently authorized by law for the period concerned 
(except for classified intelligence or national security 
programs, projects, or activities) along with a statement of 
the last year for which such expenditures were authorized, the 
level of expenditures authorized for that year, the actual 
level of expenditures for that year, and the level of 
appropriations in the bill for such expenditures.
    (h) Supplemental or Minority Views:
          (1) If, at the time the Committee approves any 
        measure or matter, any Committee Member gives notice of 
        intention to file supplemental, minority, additional, 
        or dissenting views, all Members shall be entitled to 
        not less than two additional calendar days after the 
        day of such notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and 
        legal holidays) in which to file such views in writing 
        and signed by the Member, with the Clerk of the 
        Committee. All such views so filed shall be included in 
        and shall be a part of the report filed by the 
        Committee with respect to that measure or matter.
           (2) The Committee report on that measure or matter 
        shall be printed in a single volume which--
                   (i) shall include all supplemental, 
                minority, additional, or dissenting views which 
                have been submitted by the time of the filing 
                of the report, and
                   (ii) shall have on its cover a recital that 
                any such supplemental, minority, additional, or 
                dissenting views are included as part of the 
                report.
          (3) This subsection does not preclude--
                  (i) the immediate filing or printing of a 
                Committee report unless timely request for the 
                opportunity to file supplemental, minority, 
                additional, or dissenting views has been made 
                as provided by such subsection; or
                  (ii) the filing by the Committee of a 
                supplemental report on a measure or matter 
                which may be required for correction of any 
                technical error in a previous report made by 
                the Committee on that measure or matter.
          (4) If, at the time a subcommittee approves any 
        measure or matter for recommendation to the full 
        Committee, any Member of that subcommittee who gives 
        notice of intention to offer supplemental, minority, 
        additional, or dissenting views shall be entitled, 
        insofar as is practicable and in accordance with the 
        printing requirements as determined by the 
        subcommittee, to include such views in the Committee 
        Print with respect to that measure or matter.
    (i) Availability of Reports--A copy of each bill, 
resolution, or report shall be made available to each Member of 
the Committee at least three calendar days (excluding 
Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) in advance of the date 
on which the Committee is to consider each bill, resolution, or 
report; Provided, That this subsection may be waived by 
agreement between the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member 
of the full Committee.
    (j) Performance Goals and Objectives--Each Committee report 
shall contain a statement of general performance goals and 
objectives, including outcome-related goals and objectives, for 
which the measure authorizes funding.
    (k) Motion to go to Conference--The Chairman is directed to 
offer a motion under clause 1 of rule XXII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives whenever the Chairman considers it 
appropriate.

Sec. 7: Voting

    (a) No vote by any Member of the Committee or any of its 
subcommittees with respect to any measure or matter may be cast 
by proxy.
    (b) The vote on any question before the Committee shall be 
taken by the yeas and nays on the demand of one-fifth of the 
Members present.
    (c) The Chairman of the Committee or the chairman of any of 
its subcommittees may--
          (1) postpone further proceedings when a record vote 
        is ordered on the question of approving a measure or 
        matter or on adopting an amendment;
          (2) resume proceedings on a postponed question at any 
        time after reasonable notice.
        When proceedings resume on a postponed question, 
        notwithstanding any intervening order for the previous 
        question, an underlying proposition shall remain 
        subject to further debate or amendment to the same 
        extent as when the question was postponed.

Sec. 8: Studies and Examinations

    The following procedure shall be applicable with respect to 
the conduct of studies and examinations of the organization and 
operation of Executive Agencies under authority contained in 
section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 
and in clause (3)(a) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives:
    (a) The Chairman is authorized to appoint such staff and, 
in his discretion, arrange for the procurement of temporary 
services of consultants, as from time to time may be required.
    (b) Studies and examinations will be initiated upon the 
written request of a subcommittee which shall be reasonably 
specific and definite in character, and shall be initiated only 
by a majority vote of the subcommittee, with the chairman of 
the subcommittee and the ranking minority member thereof 
participating as part of such majority vote. When so initiated 
such request shall be filed with the Clerk of the Committee for 
submission to the Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member and 
their approval shall be required to make the same effective. 
Notwithstanding any action taken on such request by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the subcommittee, a 
request may be approved by a majority of the Committee.
    (c) Any request approved as provided under subsection (b) 
shall be immediately turned over to the staff appointed for 
action.
    (d) Any information obtained by such staff shall be 
reported to the chairman of the subcommittee requesting such 
study and examination and to the Chairman and Ranking Minority 
Member, shall be made available to the members of the 
subcommittee concerned, and shall not be released for 
publication until the subcommittee so determines.
    (e) Any hearings or investigations which may be desired, 
aside from the regular hearings on appropriation items, when 
approved by the Committee, shall be conducted by the 
subcommittee having jurisdiction over the matter.

Sec. 9: Temporary Investigative Task Forces

    (a) The Chairman of the Full Committee, in consultation 
with the Ranking Member of the Full Committee, may establish 
and appoint members to serve on task forces of the Committee, 
to examine specific activities for a limited period of time in 
accordance with clause 5(b)2(C) of rule X of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.
    (b) The Chairman of the Full Committee shall issue a 
written directive, in consultation with the Ranking Member of 
the Full Committee, delineating the specific activities to be 
reviewed by a task force constituted pursuant to the preceding 
paragraph.
    (c) A task force constituted under this section shall 
provide a written report of its findings and recommendations to 
the Full Committee Chairman and Ranking Member and members of 
the relevant subcommittees having jurisdiction over the matters 
reviewed. Such report shall be approved by a majority vote of 
the task force and shall include any supplemental, minority, 
additional, or dissenting views submitted by a Member of the 
task force or a member of a subcommittee having jurisdiction 
over the matter reviewed.
    (d) Any information obtained during the course of such 
investigation, and any report produced by, a task force 
pursuant to this section, shall not be released until the 
Chairman of the Full Committee has authorized such release.
    (e) The Chairman is authorized to appoint such staff, and, 
in his discretion, arrange for the procurement of temporary 
services, as from time to time may be required.

Sec. 10: Official Travel

    (a) The chairman of a subcommittee shall approve requests 
for travel by subcommittee members and staff for official 
business within the jurisdiction of that subcommittee. The 
ranking minority member of a subcommittee shall concur in such 
travel requests by minority members of that subcommittee and 
the Ranking Minority Member shall concur in such travel 
requests for Minority Members of the Committee. Requests in 
writing covering the purpose, itinerary, and dates of proposed 
travel shall be submitted for final approval to the Chairman. 
Specific approval shall be required for each and every trip.
    (b) The Chairman is authorized during the recess of the 
Congress to approve travel authorizations for Committee Members 
and staff, including travel outside the United States.
    (c) As soon as practicable, the Chairman shall direct the 
head of each Government agency concerned to honor requests of 
subcommittees, individual Members, or staff for travel, the 
direct or indirect expenses of which are to be defrayed from an 
executive appropriation, only upon request from the Chairman.
    (d) In accordance with clause 8 of rule X of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives and section 502(b) of the Mutual 
Security Act of 1954, as amended, local currencies owned by the 
United States shall be available to Committee Members and staff 
engaged in carrying out their official duties outside the 
United States, its territories, or possessions. No Committee 
Member or staff member shall receive or expend local currencies 
for subsistence in any country at a rate in excess of the 
maximum per diem rate set forth in applicable Federal law.
    (e) Travel Reports:
          (1) Members or staff shall make a report to the 
        Chairman on their travel, covering the purpose, 
        results, itinerary, expenses, and other pertinent 
        comments.
          (2) With respect to travel outside the United States 
        or its territories or possessions, the report shall 
        include: (1) an itemized list showing the dates each 
        country was visited, the amount of per diem furnished, 
        the cost of transportation furnished, and any funds 
        expended for any other official purpose; and (2) a 
        summary in these categories of the total foreign 
        currencies and/or appropriated funds expended. All such 
        individual reports on foreign travel shall be filed 
        with the Chairman no later than 60 days following 
        completion of the travel for use in complying with 
        reporting requirements in applicable Federal law, and 
        shall be open for public inspection.
          (3) Each Member or employee performing such travel 
        shall be solely responsible for supporting the amounts 
        reported by the Member or employee.
          (4) No report or statement as to any trip shall be 
        publicized making any recommendations on behalf of the 
        Committee without the authorization of a majority of 
        the Committee.
    (f) Members and staff of the Committee performing 
authorized travel on official business pertaining to the 
jurisdiction of the Committee shall be governed by applicable 
laws or regulations of the House and of the Committee on House 
Administration pertaining to such travel, and as promulgated 
from time to time by the Chairman.

Sec. 11. Activities Reports:

    (a) Not later than January 2 of each odd-numbered year, the 
Committee shall submit to the House a report on the activities 
of the Committee.
    (b) After adjournment sine die of a regular session of 
Congress, or after December 15, whichever occurs first, the 
Chairman may file the report with the Clerk of the House at any 
time and without the approval of the Committee, provided that a 
copy of the report has been available to each Member of the 
Committee for at least seven calendar days and the report 
includes any supplemental, minority, additional, or dissenting 
views submitted by a Member of the Committee.
                               Appendix B


 PROVISIONS OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES APPLICABLE TO 
       THE JURISDICTION OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                                 Rule X


                       ORGANIZATION OF COMMITTEES

             Committees and Their Legislative Jurisdictions

    1. There shall be in the House the following standing 
committees, each of which shall have the jurisdiction and 
related functions assigned by this clause and clauses 2, 3, and 
4. All bills, resolutions, and other matters relating to 
subjects within the jurisdiction of the standing committees 
listed in this clause shall be referred to those committees, in 
accordance with clause 2 of rule XII, as
follows:

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Committee on Appropriations
            (1) Appropriation of the revenue for the support of 
        the Government.
            (2) Rescissions of appropriations contained in 
        appropriation Acts.
            (3) Transfers of unexpended balances.
            (4) Bills and joint resolutions reported by other 
        committees that provide new entitlement authority as 
        defined in section 3(9) of the Congressional Budget Act 
        of 1974 and referred to the committee under clause 
        4(a)(2).
            (5) Bills and joint resolutions that provide new 
        budget authority, limitation on the use of funds, or 
        other authority relating to new direct loan obligations 
        and new loan guarantee commitments referencing section 
        504(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                   General Oversight Responsibilities

    2. (a) The various standing committees shall have general 
oversight responsibilities as provided in paragraph (b) in 
order to assist the House in--
            (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of--
                    (A) the application, administration, 
                execution, and effectiveness of Federal laws; 
                and
                    (B) conditions and circumstances which may 
                indicate the necessity or desirability of 
                enacting new or additional legislation; and
            (2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment 
        of changes in Federal laws, and of such additional 
        legislation as may be necessary or appropriate.
    (b)(1) In order to determine whether laws and programs 
addressing subjects within the jurisdiction of a committee are 
being implemented and carried out in accordance with the intent 
of Congress and whether they should be continued, curtailed, or 
eliminated, each standing committee (other than the Committee 
on Appropriations) shall review and study on a continuing 
basis--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                      Special Oversight Functions

    3. (a) The Committee on Appropriations shall conduct such 
studies and examinations of the organization and operation of 
executive departments and other executive agencies (including 
an agency the majority of the stock of which is owned by the 
United States) as it considers necessary to assist it in the 
determination of matters within its jurisdiction.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                   Additional Functions of Committees

    4. (a)(1)(A) The Committee on Appropriations shall, within 
30 days after the transmittal of the Budget to the Congress 
each year, hold hearings on the Budget as a whole with 
particular reference to--
            (i) the basic recommendations and budgetary 
        policies of the President in the presentation of the 
        Budget; and
            (ii) the fiscal, financial, and economic 
        assumptions used as bases in arriving at total 
        estimated expenditures and receipts.
    (B) In holding hearings pursuant to subdivision (A), the 
committee shall receive testimony from the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and such 
other persons as the committee may desire.
    (C) A hearing under subdivision (A), or any part thereof, 
shall be held in open session, except when the committee, in 
open session and with a quorum present, determines by record 
vote that the testimony to be taken at that hearing on that day 
may be related to a matter of national security. The committee 
may by the same procedure close one subsequent day of hearing. 
A transcript of all such hearings shall be printed and a copy 
thereof furnished to each Member, Delegate, and the Resident 
Commissioner.
    (D) A hearing under subdivision (A), or any part thereof, 
may be held before a joint meeting of the committee and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate in accordance with 
such procedures as the two committees jointly may determine.
    (2) Pursuant to section 401(b)(2) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974, when a committee reports a bill or joint 
resolution that provides new entitlement authority as defined 
in section 3(9) of that Act, and enactment of the bill or joint 
resolution, as reported, would cause a breach of the 
committee's pertinent allocation of new budget authority under 
section 302(a) of that Act, the bill or joint resolution may be 
referred to the Committee on Appropriations with instructions 
to report it with recommendations (which may include an 
amendment limiting the total amount of new entitlement 
authority provided in the bill or joint resolution). If the 
Committee on Appropriations fails to report a bill or joint 
resolution so referred within 15 calendar days (not counting 
any day on which the house is not in session), the committee 
automatically shall be discharged from consideration of the 
bill or joint resolution, and the bill or joint resolution 
shall be placed on the appropriate calendar.
    (3) In addition, the Committee on Appropriations shall 
study on a continuing basis those provisions of law that (on 
the first day of the first fiscal year for which the 
congressional budget process is effective) provide spending 
authority of permanent budget authority, and shall report to 
the House from time to time its recommendations for terminating 
or modifying such provisions.
    (4) In the manner provided by section 302 of the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974, the Committee on 
Appropriations (after consulting with the Committee on 
Appropriations of the Senate) shall subdivide any allocations 
made to it in the joint explanatory statement accompanying the 
conference report on such concurrent resolution, and promptly 
report the subdivisions to the House as soon as practicable 
after a concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year 
is agreed to.
                               Appendix C


                SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP AND JURISDICTION

NOTE: Under Committee rules, Mr. Rogers, as Chairman of the Full 
  Committee, and Mrs. Lowey, as Ranking Minority Member of the 
  Full Committee, are authorized to sit as Members of all 
  Subcommittees.

     SUBCOMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FOOD AND DRUG 
                  ADMINISTRATION, AND RELATED AGENCIES

   ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama, 
             Chairman

SAM FARR, California                 KEVIN YODER, Kansas
ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida
SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      DAVID G. VALADAO, California
CHELLIE PINGREE, Maine               ANDY HARRIS, Maryland
                                     DAVID YOUNG, Iowa
                                     STEVEN M. PALAZZO, Mississippi

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Agriculture (except Forest Service)
  Farm Credit Administration
  Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  Food and Drug Administration (HHS)

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES

   JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas, 
             Chairman

MICHAEL M. HONDA, California         ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            JOHN R. CARTER, Texas
DEREK KILMER, Washington             JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER, Washington
                                     MARTHA ROBY, Alabama
                                     DAVID W. JOLLY, Florida
                                     STEVEN M. PALAZZO, Mississippi

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Commerce
  Department of Justice
  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  National Science Foundation
  Related Agencies
    Commission on Civil Rights
    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    International Trade Commission
    Legal Services Corporation
    Marine Mammal Commission
    Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Office of the United States Trade Representative
    State Justice Institute

                        SUBCOMMITTEE ON DEFENSE

   RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
         Jersey, Chairman

PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana          KAY GRANGER, Texas
BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota            ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
STEVE ISRAEL, New York               KEN CALVERT, California
TIM RYAN, Ohio                       TOM COLE, Oklahoma
C.A.DUTCHRUPPERSBERGER,Maryland      STEVE WOMACK, Arkansas
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama
                                     JOHN R. CARTER, Texas
                                     MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida
                                     TOM GRAVES, Georgia

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Defense--Military
    Departments of Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air 
      Force, Office of Secretary of Defense, and Defense Agencies 
      (except Department of Defense-related accounts and programs 
      under the Subcommittee on Military Construction and 
      Veterans Affairs and the Office of the Assistant Secretary 
      of the Army (Civil Works))
    Central Intelligence Agency
    Intelligence Community Staff

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

    MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho, 
             Chairman

MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana          Jersey
MICHAEL M. HONDA, California         KEN CALVERT, California
LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California    CHARLES J. FLEISCHMANN, Tennessee
                                     JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
                                     KAY GRANGER, Texas
                                     JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER, Washington
                                     DAVID G. VALADAO, California

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Energy (including the National Nuclear Security 
    Administration, Bonneville Power Administration, Southeastern 
    Power Administration, Western Area Power Administration, and 
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)
  Department of Defense--Civil
    Army Corps of Engineers--Civil
  Department of the Interior
    Bureau of Reclamation
    Central Utah Project
  Related Agencies
    Appalachian Regional Commission
    Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
    Delta Regional Authority
    Denali Commission
    Northern Border Regional Commission
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
    Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas 
      Transportation Projects
    Southeast Crescent Regional Commission
    Tennessee Valley Authority

       SUBCOMMITTEE ON FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

 ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida, Chairman

JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            TOM GRAVES, Georgia
MIKE QUIGLEY, Illinois               KEVIN YODER, Kansas
SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      STEVE WOMACK, Arkansas
                                     JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER, Washington
                                     MARK E. AMODEI, Nevada
                                     E. SCOTT RIGELL, Virginia

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of the Treasury (except Debt Restructuring, 
    International Affairs Technical Assistance, and International 
    Financial Institutions)
  District of Columbia
  The Judiciary
  Executive Office of the President (except Office of Science and 
    Technology Policy, Office of the United States Trade 
    Representative, and Council on Environmental Quality and 
    Office of Environmental Quality)
  Independent Agencies
    Administrative Conference of the United States
    Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
    Consumer Product Safety Commission
    Election Assistance Commission
    Federal Communications Commission
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the 
      Inspector General
    Federal Election Commission
    Federal Labor Relations Authority
    Federal Trade Commission
    General Services Administration
    Harry S Truman Scholarship Foundation
    Merit Systems Protection Board
    Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
    National Archives and Records Administration
    National Credit Union Administration
    Office of Government Ethics
    Office of Personnel Management and Related Trust Funds
    Office of Special Counsel
    Postal Regulatory Commission
    Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
    Recovery and Accountability Transparency Board
    Securities and Exchange Commission
    Selective Service System
    Small Business Administration
    United States Postal Service, Payment to the Postal Service 
      Fund and Office of Inspector General
    United States Tax Court
  General Provisions, Government-wide

                   SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

  JOHN R. CARTER, Texas, Chairman

LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California    JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New 
HENRY CUELLAR, Texas                 Jersey
MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio                   CHARLES J. FLEISCHMANN, Tennessee
                                     ANDY HARRIS, Maryland
                                     CHRIS STEWART, Utah
                                     DAVID YOUNG, Iowa

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Homeland Security

      SUBCOMMITTEE ON INTERIOR, ENVIRONMENT, AND RELATED AGENCIES

 KEN CALVERT, California, Chairman

BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota            MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
CHELLIE PINGREE, Maine               TOM COLE, Oklahoma
DEREK KILMER, Washington             DAVID P. JOYCE, Ohio
STEVE ISRAEL, New York               CHRIS STEWART, Utah
                                     MARK E. AMODEI, Nevada
                                     EVAN H. JENKINS, West Virginia

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of the Interior (except Bureau of Reclamation and 
    Central Utah Project)
  Environmental Protection Agency
  Other Agencies
    Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (HHS)
    Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
    Commission of Fine Arts
    Council on Environmental Quality and Office of Environmental 
      Quality
    Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission
    Forest Service (USDA)
    Indian Health Service (HHS)
    Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and 
      Arts Development
    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    National Capital Planning Commission
    National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities (except 
      Institute of Museum and Library Services)
    National Gallery of Art
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (HHS, 
      formerly EPA/Superfund)
    Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation
    Presidio Trust
    Smithsonian Institution
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

   SUBCOMMITTEE ON LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION, AND 
                            RELATED AGENCIES

   TOM COLE, Oklahoma, Chairman

ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut         MICHAEL K. SIMPSON, Idaho
LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California    STEVE WOMACK, Arkansas
BARBARA LEE, California              CHARLES J. FLEISCHMANN, Tennessee
                                     ANDY HARRIS, Maryland
                                     MARTHA ROBY, Alabama
                                     CHARLES W. DENT, Pennsylvania
                                     E. SCOTT RIGELL, Virginia

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Education
  Department of Health and Human Services (except Agency for 
    Toxic Substances and Disease Registry; Food and Drug 
    Administration; Indian Health Services and Facilities; and 
    National Institute of Environmental Sciences (formerly EPA/
    Superfund))
  Department of Labor
  Related Agencies
    Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely 
      Disabled
    Corporation for National and Community Service
    Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
    Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission
    Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    National Council on Disability
    National Labor Relations Board
    National Mediation Board
    Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission
    Railroad Retirement Board
    Social Security Administration

                   SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

   TOM GRAVES, Georgia, Chairman

DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Florida    MARK E. AMODEI, Nevada
SAM FARR, California                 E. SCOTT RIGELL, Virginia
BETTY McCOLLUM, Minnesota            EVAN H. JENKINS, West Virginia
                                     STEVEN M. PALAZZO, Mississippi

                              JURISDICTION

  House of Representatives
  Joint Items
  Architect of the Capitol (except Senate Items)
  Capitol Police
  Congressional Budget Office
  Government Accountability Office
  Government Publishing Office
  John C. Stennis Center
  Library of Congress
  Office of Compliance
  Open World Leadership Center
  United States Capitol Preservation Commission

 SUBCOMMITTEE ON MILITARY CONSTRUCTION, VETERANS AFFAIRS, AND RELATED 
                        AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS

  CHARLES W. DENT, Pennsylvania, 
             Chairman

SANFORD D. BISHOP, Jr., Georgia      JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
SAM FARR, California                 THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida
DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       MARTHA ROBY, Alabama
BARBARA LEE, California              DAVID G. VALADAO, California
                                     DAVID P. JOYCE, Ohio
                                     DAVID W. JOLLY, Florida

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Defense
    Military Construction, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), 
      Air Force, Defense-wide, and Guard and Reserve Forces
    Chemical Demilitarization Construction, Defense-wide
    Military Family Housing Construction and Operation and 
      Maintenance, Army, Navy (including Marine Corps), Air 
      Force, and Defense-wide
    Department of Defense Family Housing Improvement Fund
    Military Unaccompanied Housing Improvement Fund
    Homeowners Assistance Fund
    Base Realignment and Closure Accounts
    NATO Security Investment Program

  Department of Veterans Affairs

  Related Agencies
    American Battle Monuments Commission
    Armed Forces Retirement Home
    Department of Defense--Civil, Cemeterial Expenses, Army
    U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims

    SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS, AND RELATED PROGRAMS

  KAY GRANGER, Texas, Chairwoman

NITA M. LOWEY, New York              MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida
BARBARA LEE, California              CHARLES W. DENT, Pennsylvania
C.A.DUTCHRUPPERSBERGER,Maryland      ANDER CRENSHAW, Florida
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Florida    THOMAS J. ROONEY, Florida
JOSE E. SERRANO, New York            JEFF FORTENBERRY, Nebraska
                                     CHRIS STEWART, Utah

                              JURISDICTION

  Agency for International Development
  Department of State
  Department of the Treasury
    Debt Restructuring
    International Affairs Technical Assistance
    International Financial Institutions
  Export-Import Bank
  Millennium Challenge Corporation
  Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  Peace Corps
  Trade and Development Agency
  Related Programs and Agencies
    African Development Foundation
    Broadcasting Board of Governors
    Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue Trust Fund
    Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad
    Commission on International Religious Freedom
    Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
    Congressional-Executive Commission on the People's Republic 
      of China
    East-West Center
    Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship Program
    Inter-American Foundation
    Israeli Arab Scholarship Program
    National Endowment for Democracy
    The Asia Foundation
    United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission
    United States Institute of Peace

SUBCOMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION, AND HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND 
                            RELATED AGENCIES

   MARIO DIAZ-BALART, Florida, 
             Chairman

DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina       DAVID P. JOYCE, Ohio
MIKE QUIGLEY, Illinois               JOHN ABNEY CULBERSON, Texas
TIM RYAN, Ohio                       KEVIN YODER, Kansas
HENRY CUELLAR, Texas                 DAVID W. JOLLY, Florida
                                     DAVID YOUNG, Iowa
                                     EVAN H. JENKINS, West Virginia

                              JURISDICTION

  Department of Housing and Urban Development
  Department of Transportation
  Related Agencies
    Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
    Federal Maritime Commission
    National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Office of Inspector 
      General
    National Transportation Safety Board
    Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
    United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
    Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

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